Charger Award — Contenders Charging In

WIITH the Charger Award just around the corner, fin-tech start-up Spiking has identified 30 SGX listed companies that have captured the attentions of the big investors in the last six months.

Of these 30, three will receive special commendations for their efforts during the past half-year.

Who are the Top 30 listed companies that billionaires are betting on?

Here is a sneak peek at some of the companies that have been singled out for top honours at this year’s Charger Awards.

DBS Group Holdings

Singapore’s most recognisable bank also operates in 17 other markets globally and it received the 2016 Euromoney Awards for Excellence as the world’s best digital bank. Its recent acquisition of ANZ has seen them add another 1.3million customers in five markets.


Singapore’s favourite purveyor of pork floss buns now boasts almost 1000 outlets in the Southeast Asia region. Its continued expansion efforts sees them breaking into Myanmar with the BreadTalk brand. Plans are also underway to bring Chinese restaurant brand Din Tai Fung to the UK by end 2017.

Hock Lian Seng

Hock Lian Seng is one of Singapore’s leading civil engineering groups with a diverse portfolio of projects in both the public and private sectors. While work is underway on its Maxwell Station (on the Thomson–East Coast Line) project, Hock Lian Seng have also clinched a $1.1billion project from Changi Airport Group in a joint venture with Sembcorp Design and Construction.

Keppel Corporation

Keppel took a hit in 2016 because of the shaky oil market — net profit dropped 49% due to lower contributions from its Offshore & Marine Division. 2017 is off to better start though, with the group recording a 23% increase in net profit in the first quarter.

QAF Limited

With core businesses in the bakery, primary production, and trading and logistics sectors, QAF owns household brands such as Gardenia, Cowhead, Farmland, and Haton. As it continues to expand its capacity in Malaysia and the Philippines, Group revenue decreased by 15%, in the first quarter 2017, due to the deconsolidation of Gardenia Bakeries (KL).

Jardine Cycle & Carriage

Jardine Cycle & Carriage holds a strategic interest in Astra International — the largest independent automotive group in Southeast Asia. Revenue in the first quarter was up 16% with increases in most of Astra’s businesses and profit attributable to shareholders was US$210million representing a 50% increase.

Emerging Towns & Cities Singapore

The property investment and development player’s strategy sees them finding a balance between long term recurrent rental income and short-term development profit. New projects in China and Myanmar saw ETC’s revenue rise 92.3% to $10.1million for the first quarter with a net profit attributable to shareholders of $1.0million.

Sunningdale Tech

While restructuring was done in its manufacturing site in Southern China to improve operational efficiencies, another site was completed in Chuzhou, China in 4Q2016. Sunningdale reported a 6.5% increase in revenue driven by its largest business segment in the automotive sector, which increased 14.7%.

Oxley Holdings

Specializing in the development of quality residential, commercial, industrial, and hospitality projects, Oxley has business presence across ten geographical markets. 9MFY2017 revenue increased by 37% to $1.1 billion and as of 31 March 2017, Oxley had total unbilled contract value of $2.36 billion, of which, approximately $1.97 billion is attributable to projects overseas.

Geo Energy

Geo is a coal-mining specialist in coal production and sales with operations primarily in Indonesia. It is currently in the process of acquiring a mining concession in South Kalimantan that will increase its JORC marketable coal reserves to over 90million tonnes. Group revenue surged 735% to US$99.3million in 1Q2017.

To find out more about the Top 30, check out the Charger Awards site

Look out for more updates on The Charger Awards on STORM and Charger Award websites in coming weeks.

The Charger Award takes place on 22 June 2017 at the SMU School Of Law Function Hall.

Tickets are priced at $100 and $200. Get your tickets HERE.

The Charger Award is created by award-winning magazine STORM.SG with support from Singapore Management University, Financial PR, Axon Consulting, Nimbus Social and

OUE is the principal sponsor of the Charger Award.

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