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First Resource Ltd’s 2016 Annual Report: 11 Key Numbers Investors Should Know

First Resources Ltd (SGX: EB5) released its 2016 annual report in late April.   

The Indonesian-based company is in the business of cultivating oil palms, milling it to crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK), and processing the CPO and PK into higher value products such as biodiesel. First Resources organises its business into two major segments: Plantations and Palm Oil Mills; and Refinery and Processing.

There is much more that we can learn from First Resource’s annual report. I picked out 11 key numbers that investors might want to know:

1. First Resources was founded 25 years ago in 1992. In 2007, about a decade ago, the oil palm producer was listed on the Singapore stock exchange. Today, First Resources manages over 200,000 hectares of oil palm plantations. For perspective, one hectare is about the size of a rugby field.

2. The oil palm producer posted $575.2 million in sales for 2016. Plantations and palm oil mills produced $76.8 million in revenue while refinery and processing segment was responsible for $498.4 million in sales. First Resources generated $207.7 million in profit from operations for 2016.

3. Let’s take a look at compensation. Executive director and chief executive Ciliandra Fangiono’s compensation consists of a 62% fixed salary component and a 38% variable bonus component.      

4. Eight Capital Trust, a discretionary family trust, is the largest shareholder of First Resources. As of 14 March 2017, the trust owned  64.45% of the firm.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Chin Hui Leong doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.