SGX:U14

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Executive Summary

UOL Group Limited primarily engages in the property development and investment, and hotel businesses.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.


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Share Price & News

How has UOL Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: U14 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.9%

U14

-1.5%

SG Real Estate

-1.1%

SG Market


1 Year Return

-8.2%

U14

-24.6%

SG Real Estate

-22.1%

SG Market

Return vs Industry: U14 exceeded the SG Real Estate industry which returned -25.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: U14 exceeded the SG Market which returned -22.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

U14IndustryMarket
7 Day-0.9%-1.5%-1.1%
30 Day-1.4%0.6%1.2%
90 Day0.7%1.3%1.6%
1 Year-5.9%-8.2%-22.0%-24.6%-17.9%-22.1%
3 Year-5.4%-11.6%-26.4%-32.8%-13.7%-24.2%
5 Year12.9%0.7%-22.3%-33.0%-7.7%-24.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is UOL Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is UOL Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: U14 (SGD6.95) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SGD76.67)

Significantly Below Fair Value: U14 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: U14 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the SG Real Estate industry average (11.3x).

PE vs Market: U14 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the SG market (12.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: U14's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: U14 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the SG Real Estate industry average (0.5x).


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Future Growth

How is UOL Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?

-5.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: U14's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-5.4% per year).

Earnings vs Market: U14's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-5.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: U14's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: U14's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the SG market (4.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: U14's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: U14's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (3.8%).


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Past Performance

How has UOL Group performed over the past 5 years?

0.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: U14 has a large one-off gain of SGD248.0M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: U14's current net profit margins (21%) are higher than last year (17.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: U14's earnings have grown by 0.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: U14's earnings growth over the past year (14.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: U14 earnings growth over the past year (14.5%) exceeded the Real Estate industry -13.2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: U14's Return on Equity (4.7%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is UOL Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: U14's short term assets (SGD4.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (SGD2.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: U14's short term assets (SGD4.5B) exceed its long term liabilities (SGD3.8B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: U14's debt to equity ratio (34.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: U14's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 37.2% to 34.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: U14's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.2%).

Interest Coverage: U14's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is UOL Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.52%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: U14's dividend (2.52%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (2.7%).

High Dividend: U14's dividend (2.52%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (6.07%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: U14's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: U14's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.8%), U14's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: U14's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (37.1% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Wee Sin Liam (61yo)

1.5yrs

Tenure

S$2,132,000

Compensation

Mr. Wee Sin Liam has been Group Chief Executive at UOL Group Limited since January 2, 2019 and as its Executive Non-independent Director since April 25, 2019. Mr. Liam served as Deputy Group Chief Executiv ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Wee Sin's total compensation ($USD1.53M) is about average for companies of similar size in the SG market ($USD1.63M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Wee Sin's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Wee Sin Liam
Group Chief Executive & Executive Non Independent Director1.5yrsS$2.13m0.034% SGD1.9m
Thiam Fong Foo
Chief Financial Officer and Group Company Secretaryno datano datano data
Hwee Peng Goh
Chief Investment & Asset Officer1.5yrsno datano data
Soon Hup Neo
Chief Operating Officer of Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited1.5yrsno data0.0061% SGD347.9k
Sarah Ng
Assistant General Manager of Corporate Communicationsno datano datano data
Sien Seu Yeong
Senior GM of Legal & Secretariat and Company Secretaryno datano datano data
Mern Ye Tai
General Manager of Human Resourceno datano datano data
Bing Seng Kwa
Deputy Chief Financial Officerno datano datano data
Peng Sum Choe
Chief Executive Officer of Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited0.83yrno datano data
Weng Foon Kwan
Senior General Manager of Project Development-Chinano datano datano data

1.5yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: U14's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Wee Sin Liam
Group Chief Executive & Executive Non Independent Director1.5yrsS$2.13m0.034% SGD1.9m
Cho-Yaw Wee
Chairman of the Board47.5yrsS$154.00k0.64% SGD36.3m
Ee Lim Wee
Non-Executive & Non-Independent Deputy Chairmanno dataS$107.00k0.031% SGD1.8m
Ee-chao Wee
Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director14.17yrsS$50.00k0.0041% SGD233.5k
Hon Thang Poon
Non-Executive & Independent Director4.17yrsS$63.00kno data
Chin Yong Lee
Non-Executive Independent Director0.50yrno datano data
Weng Keong Low
Non-Executive & Independent Director14.67yrsS$142.00k0.0045% SGD254.5k
Tiong Cheng Tan
Non-Executive & Independent Director7.17yrsS$75.00k0.014% SGD813.7k
Hwee Cher Sim
Non Executive Independent Director1.25yrsS$50.00kno data

5.7yrs

Average Tenure

66yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: U14's board of directors are considered experienced (5.7 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

UOL Group Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: UOL Group Limited
  • Ticker: U14
  • Exchange: SGX
  • Founded: 1963
  • Industry: Diversified Real Estate Activities
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: S$5.694b
  • Shares outstanding: 843.57m
  • Website: https://www.uol.com.sg

Number of Employees


Location

  • UOL Group Limited
  • 101 Thomson Road
  • No. 33-00 United Square
  • Singapore
  • 307591
  • Singapore

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
U14SGX (Singapore Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesSGSGDJan 1992
U1ODB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992
UOLG.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJan 1992
UOLG.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)SPON ADRUSUSDNov 1992

Biography

UOL Group Limited primarily engages in the property development and investment, and hotel businesses. Its property development projects include residential units, office towers and shopping malls, and hotels and serviced suites. The company also owns and/or manages approximately 30 hotels, resorts, and services suites under the Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL COLLECTION, and PARKROYAL names in Asia, Oceania, and North America with approximately 10,000 rooms in its portfolio. In addition, it is involved in the rental and management of serviced suites; lease of commercial offices and retail malls; operation of restaurants; and management and operation of health and beauty retreats and facilities. Further, the company engages in the retail of computer hardware and software, as well as provision of systems integration and networking infrastructure services; property trading business; management and licensing of trademarks; and business development activity. Additionally, it provides treasury, retail management consultancy, project and property management, property management agency, and trustee services; technical, accounting, and marketing and related services to hotels and serviced suites; and information technology related products and services, as well as invests in quoted and unquoted financial assets. It has operations in Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the People’s Republic of China, Myanmar, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company was formerly known as United Overseas Land Limited and changed its name to UOL Group Limited in 2006. UOL Group Limited was founded in 1963 and is based in Singapore. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/15 12:40
End of Day Share Price2020/07/15 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.