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Jardine Matheson Hldgs Ltd  -  JAR   

2017 Preliminary Announcement of Results

Released 09:19 08-Mar-2018

RNS Number : 8815G
Jardine Matheson Hldgs Ltd
08 March 2018
 



To:    Business Editor                                                                           8th March 2018

                                                                                                             For immediate release

 

The following announcement was issued today to a Regulatory Information Service approved by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

2017 Preliminary Announcement of Results

 

Highlights

·    Underlying earnings per share* up 12%

·    Full-year dividend increased by 7%

·    Strong trading performances from most businesses

·    NAV per share up 17% reflecting higher property valuations   

 

"The Group's principal markets across Greater China and Southeast Asia remained strong during 2017, and appear well set for 2018.  This, coupled with development initiatives being pursued by our businesses, provides the Group with a firm foundation for long-term growth."

 

Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman

 

Results

Year ended 31st December

 

 

          2017

        US$m

      2016

    US$m

Change

%

Gross revenue including 100% of associates and joint ventures

 

83,808

72,437

 

+16

Revenue

39,456

37,051

+6

   Underlying profit* before tax

4,378

3,729

+17

   Underlying profit* attributable to shareholders 

1,568

1,386

+13

   Profit attributable to shareholders

3,785

2,503

+51

   Shareholders' funds

25,669

21,800

+18

 

US$

US$

%

   Underlying earnings per share*

4.17

3.71

+12

   Earnings per share

10.06

6.69

+50

   Dividends per share

1.60

1.50

+7

   Net asset value per share#

         68.21

58.15

+17

*  The Group uses 'underlying profit' in its internal financial reporting to distinguish between ongoing business performance and non-trading items, as more fully described in note 1 to the financial statements.  Management considers this to be a key measure which provides additional information to enhance understanding of the Group's underlying business performance.

Net asset value per share is based on the book value of shareholders' funds.

The final dividend of US$1.20 per share will be payable on 16th May 2018, subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 10th May 2018, to shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on 23rd March 2018 and will be available in cash with a scrip alternative.

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Preliminary Announcement of Results

For The Year Ended 31st December 2017

 

Overview

The Jardine Matheson Group produced a good overall result for the year as most businesses traded well.  There were strong performances from Astra, Hongkong Land, Jardine Motors, Jardine Pacific and Jardine Lloyd Thompson.  Reduced contributions were, however, seen from Dairy Farm, Mandarin Oriental and Jardine Cycle & Carriage's non-Astra businesses.

 

Performance

The Group's revenue for 2017, including 100% of revenue from associates and joint ventures, was US$83.8 billion, compared with US$72.4 billion in 2016, while the Group's consolidated revenue for 2017 was US$39.5 billion, an increase of 6%.  Jardine Matheson achieved an underlying profit before tax for the year of US$4,378 million, an increase of 17%.  The underlying profit attributable to shareholders was up 13% at US$1,568 million, while underlying earnings per share were 12% higher at US$4.17.

 

The profit attributable to shareholders for the year was US$3,785 million, which included the Group's US$1,949 million share of increases in property valuations, principally Hongkong Land's investment properties in Hong Kong, and US$268 million of other net non-trading gains.  This compares with US$2,503 million in 2016, which reflected a US$1,061 million increase in property valuations and US$56 million of other net non-trading gains.

 

Within the Group's businesses, Jardine Pacific achieved good results in 2017 as Gammon's contribution recovered and Hactl benefited from increased cargo throughput.  Jardine Motors' increased earnings were led by strong results from mainland China.  Jardine Lloyd Thompson's contribution was higher due to a combination of a good trading performance and the absence of the restructuring costs seen in 2016.

 

At Hongkong Land, underlying profit grew due to the strength of both its investment and development property activities.  Positive performances in most of Dairy Farm's retail formats and key associates were, however, offset by poor performances in its supermarket and hypermarket businesses in Southeast Asia and it recognized US$64 million of business rationalization costs.  Mandarin Oriental saw generally improved performances across its hotel portfolio, notably in Hong Kong, but profitability was again impacted by the renovation of its London hotel.  Mandarin Oriental's adjusted shareholders' funds at the end of 2017 were US$1.9 billion higher following a significant revaluation of The Excelsior hotel in Hong Kong.

 

Jardine Cycle & Carriage produced good profit growth as Astra's results improved, although there was a reduced overall contribution from the group's Direct Motor Interests and Other Strategic Interests, including Thaco and Siam City Cement.  Astra's performance reflected the return to profitability at Permata Bank and enhanced commodity prices benefiting its heavy equipment and mining activities as well as agribusiness.  The results from Astra's automotive activities, however, were lower due to reduced earnings from motor cars in challenging markets.

 

The Group's financial position remains strong with shareholders' funds up 18% at US$25.7 billion at the year end.  Robust cash flows have enabled continued high levels of capital expenditure to be combined with low levels of debt.  The consolidated net debt excluding financial services companies was US$3.4 billion at 31st December 2017, representing gearing of 6%.

 

The Board is recommending a final dividend of US$1.20 per share, which produces a full-year dividend of US$1.60 per share, up 7% from the prior year.

Strategic Developments
Mainland China continued to grow in importance for the Group, with its contribution to profits increasing to 18%.  In this market, Hongkong Land's residential developments achieved an excellent result, while Zung Fu and affiliates Zhongsheng and Yonghui each had a very good year.  A 28% shareholding was taken in Greatview, the second-largest supplier of aseptic carton packaging in China.

Hongkong Land secured five further development projects in mainland China during 2017, including in the new markets of Wuhan, Nanjing and Hangzhou.  The retail component of its luxury retail and hotel complex in Beijing, WF CENTRAL, was opened in late 2017.  In January 2018, Hongkong Land secured a prime commercial site in Nanjing city centre, which has a developable area of 235,000 sq. m.

In Southeast Asia, Jardine Cycle & Carriage continued to build its business interests, acquiring a 10% shareholding in Vinamilk, the leading dairy producer in Vietnam with a market share of some 58%.  Hongkong Land secured further development projects in Singapore and Vietnam, together with a joint-venture interest in a prime freehold site in Bangkok.  Astra in Indonesia is expanding its operations further with investments in toll roads, energy and property.  In February 2018, Astra acquired a minority stake in GO-JEK, Indonesia's leading multi-platform technology group.

The Group's new investments in Greatview and Vinamilk are in line with its strategy of taking stakes in leading companies that are benefiting from the opportunities offered by the economic development of the region and the growth of the middle classes.  Investments are being made in strong companies with first class management teams that can accelerate the Group's exposure to fast growing markets.

Weakness in Dairy Farm's supermarket and hypermarket businesses in Southeast Asia led to a review being undertaken to determine the actions necessary to re-establish the competitive positions of these operations.  While Dairy Farm's other formats and markets are trading well, Dairy Farm recognizes that it must change and adapt in the face of intensifying and evolving competition, both online and offline, as well as greater demands from increasingly well-informed customers.

During the year, Mandarin Oriental explored strategic options for The Excelsior hotel in Hong Kong.  While a review of market interest in a potential sale did not give rise to any acceptable offers, all options for the site are still being considered, including the redevelopment of the site as a commercial property. 

People
The continued progress achieved across our businesses in 2017 is a reflection of the hard work, dedication and professionalism of the Group's 444,000 employees, for which we are most grateful.

We welcomed Alex Newbigging to the Board in October 2017.  Dr Richard Lee will step down from the Board at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and will not seek re-election.  We would like to thank him for his contribution to the Company.  We are very pleased that Julian Hui has been invited to join the Board with effect from 10th May 2018.

Outlook
The Group's principal markets across Greater China and Southeast Asia remained strong during 2017, and appear well set for 2018.  This, coupled with development initiatives being pursued by our businesses, provides the Group with a firm foundation for long-term growth.

Sir Henry Keswick
Chairman

Managing Director's Review

Jardine Matheson is a diversified group of market-leading operations focused principally on two of the regions that are driving global growth, Greater China and Southeast Asia, although some businesses have a greater global reach.  In 2017, 60% of underlying profit came from Greater China, while 36% was from Southeast Asia.  The main contributors to underlying profit by activity were motor related interests at 26%, property at 26%, and retailing and restaurants at 18%.

 

The Group provides access to financial resources, expertise, people and customers necessary to support the development of its businesses and enable them to compete effectively in rapidly evolving operating environments.  This includes the ability to take advantage of the developments in technology necessary to keep pace with consumer expectations. 

 

The Group's businesses traded well in 2017.  Jardine Matheson achieved an underlying profit before tax of US$4,378 million, up 17%.  The underlying profit attributable to shareholders rose 13% to US$1,568 million, while underlying earnings per share were 12% higher at US$4.17.

 

The profit attributable to shareholders of US$3,785 million included a US$1,949 million share of increases in commercial property valuations, principally relating to Hongkong Land's investment properties in the Central District of Hong Kong, and net gains of US$268 million mainly arising from property and other disposals.

 

The Group's profit generation and related cash flows and retained earnings have supported continued investment enabling high levels of capital expenditure to be combined with low levels of debt.  The Group's capital investment, including expenditure on properties for sale, was US$7.1 billion in 2017, in addition to which capital investment at its associates and joint ventures exceeded US$4.6 billion.  The Group's consolidated net debt at the end of the year, excluding financial services companies, was US$3.4 billion, which compares to US$2.1 billion at the end of 2016, with gearing increasing from 4% to 6%. 

 

The Group's strong financial position, continued business development and investment in new areas of activity provide the foundation for profit growth over the long term.  

 

Jardine Pacific

Jardine Pacific produced an underlying net profit of US$164 million, including an initial contribution from the interest in Greatview, compared with US$135 million in 2016, an increase of 21%.  The net profit after non-trading gains was US$174 million. 

 

Group

Interest

 

Group Share of Underlying profit

 

 

%

 

2017

  US$m 

2016

US$m 

 

Analysis of Jardine Pacific's contribution:

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Schindler

50

 

47

44

 

Gammon

50

 

31

18

 

JEC

50-100

 

30

28

 

Jardine Restaurants

100

 

24

28

 

Transport Services

42-50

 

25

17

 

JTH

100

 

7

9

 

Corporate, property and other interests*

 

 

-

(9)

 

 

 

 

164

135

 


*including Greatview, held through Jardine Strategic

 

Jardine Schindler and JEC again performed well to deliver higher contributions.  Gammon's result recovered in 2017 following a weaker performance in 2016 due to provisions for a specific civils project.  Jardine Restaurants produced steady profit growth, but the reported result was lower due to one-off employee benefit costs.  The contribution from Transport Services reflected Hactl's improved performance due to good growth in cargo throughput.  JTH delivered reduced earnings as IT markets remained soft. 

A 28% stake in Hong Kong-listed Greatview was acquired by Jardine Strategic in June 2017. Founded in mainland China, Greatview is the second-largest supplier of aseptic carton packaging in China and the third-largest globally.  Greatview achieved stable growth during 2017 as the effect of challenging market conditions in China was offset by strong growth momentum in its international business.  Its contribution from June onwards reflects the Group's equity interest.  Jardine Pacific will be supporting Greatview's continued development, particularly in new markets including those in Southeast Asia.

Jardine Motors
Jardine Motors produced an underlying net profit in 2017 of US$184 million, a 46% improvement being largely due to impressive performances from Zung Fu and Zhongsheng in mainland China.  After taking into account non-trading gains, the net profit was US$388 million.

 

In mainland China, Zung Fu had another good year due to higher sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, margin improvement and a strong performance from its after-sales activities.  In Hong Kong and Macau there was an improved trading performance, although this was offset by costs associated with the repositioning of its sales and service facilities to meet changing customer requirements.  The new flagship property, combining most of the Mercedes-Benz sales, service and administration activities, is scheduled to be fully operational in the last quarter of 2018.  In the United Kingdom, the result was significantly lower than that in 2016, which had included a gain on the sale of a dealership. 

Zhongsheng, one of mainland China's leading motor dealership groups, produced a significant improvement in profitability in 2017, reflecting increased sales and better margins. The Group's shareholding, held through Jardine Strategic, was increased from 15.5% to 20% in June 2017.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson

JLT's total revenue for 2017 was US$1,800 million, an increase of 10% in its reporting currency, of which 5% represented organic growth.  Underlying trading profit was up 10% in its reporting currency at US$277 million, or 7% higher at constant rates of exchange.  On conversion into US dollars, JLT's contribution to the Group's underlying profit in 2017 was 22% higher than in 2016, which had included restructuring costs.  JLT's Risk & Insurance businesses saw revenue growth of 11%, with good performances in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States.  The combined Employee Benefits businesses produced headline revenue growth of 7%.  Continued progress was made with the development of JLT's Specialty business in the United States.  The group is undertaking a reorganization into three global divisions, Reinsurance, Specialty and Employee Benefits, and is implementing a business transformation programme which will deliver significant cost reductions.

Hongkong Land
Hongkong Land's underlying profit for 2017 rose 14% to US$970 million, with strong performances from both investment properties and development properties.  The profit attributable to shareholders of US$5,585 million included net revaluation gains of US$4,615 million recorded on its investment properties, principally in Hong Kong.  This compares to US$3,346 million in 2016, which included net revaluation gains of US$2,498 million.  The group remains well-financed with net debt of US$2.5 billion at the year end and net gearing of 7%.

In investment properties, limited competitive supply in the Hong Kong office leasing market benefited the group's Central portfolio where year-end vacancy reduced to 1.4% and rental reversions remained positive.  The retail portion of the portfolio was effectively fully occupied, although rental reversions were neutral during the year.  The group's Singapore office portfolio was almost fully let, but the average rents declined marginally.

In mainland China, the retail component of the group's luxury retail and hotel complex in Beijing opened in late 2017, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is due to open in the second half of 2018.  Elsewhere, in Jakarta the development of the fifth tower of World Trade Centre was completed, in Phnom Penh a 25,000 sq. m. mixed-use complex was opened, and in Bangkok's central business district the group acquired a 49%-joint venture interest in a prime freehold site with a developable area of 440,000 sq. m.

Within development properties, the profit contribution from mainland China increased significantly in 2017 due to higher completions of residential units.  In Singapore, results were lower with only one project completion during the year.  Hongkong Land's joint venture projects in the rest of Southeast Asia are progressing on schedule. 

Dairy Farm
Dairy Farm's result in 2017 was disappointing as positive performances in most formats and key associates were offset by weakness in its supermarket and hypermarket operations in Southeast Asia.  Sales for the year by the group's subsidiaries were little changed at US$11.3 billion.  Total sales, including 100% of associates and joint ventures, were up 7% at US$21.8 billion, reflecting strong growth at both Yonghui and Maxim's.  The underlying profit attributable to shareholders was 13% lower at US$403 million, after deducting rationalization costs of US$64 million principally relating to the closure of underperforming stores and stock clearance in the Food Division.

The Food Division's poor performances in its supermarket and hypermarket businesses in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia led to sales being down and profits significantly lower.  A strategic review is underway to determine the actions needed to restore the profitability of these businesses.  Sales were more resilient in Hong Kong, although increasing costs led to profits being marginally lower.  The group's convenience stores produced overall sales and profit growth, in part reflecting a consumer shift to more convenient retail formats and enhanced customer offerings. 

In the Health and Beauty Division, strong performances in Hong Kong, Macau and Indonesia, together with improvements in mainland China, led to sales and profit growth. IKEA recorded higher sales and trading profit, but overall profit was affected by store pre-opening expenses in Hong Kong.  There was encouraging growth in IKEA's e-commerce channels.  Maxim's, which enjoyed good sales and profit growth during the year, is continuing to expand in the region with the acquisition of the existing businesses and franchises of Genki Sushi in both Singapore and Malaysia, and of Starbucks in Singapore.  

The group's 20%-owned associate in mainland China, Yonghui Superstores, opened a net 292 new stores in 2017, which underpinned its 19% growth in revenue.  Supply chain and shrinkage improvements produced margin gains, which together with better capital utilization, led to a 45% growth in profit.

Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental's underlying profit was slightly lower primarily due to the impact of the renovation of its London property as the combined results of the group's other hotels improved in 2017, notably in Hong Kong.  The underlying profit was US$55 million, compared with US$57 million in 2016, and with no non-trading items the profit attributable to shareholders was also US$55 million, in line with 2016.

The renovation of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is on schedule to complete in the second quarter of 2018. The jointly-owned Hotel Ritz, Madrid closed at the end of February 2018 to commence an extensive renovation.  In June 2017, the group announced that consideration was being given to its strategic options for The Excelsior, Hong Kong.  A subsequent review of market interest in a potential sale did not give rise to any acceptable offers.  Mandarin Oriental is still considering all options for the site, including possible redevelopment as a commercial property, although no decision has yet been made.

Mandarin Oriental announced nine new management contracts over the past year.  They comprise the management of existing hotels in Santiago, Chile and on Canouan in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; four hotels with branded residences scheduled to open in Dubai and Honolulu in 2020, in London in 2021 and in Melbourne in 2022; a hotel in Beijing located in a traditional hutong quarter due to open in 2019; branded residences in Barcelona opening in 2020; and a coastal resort in Viña del Mar in Chile opening in 2020.  In the next 12 months the group expects to open its first hotels in the Middle East, in Doha and Dubai, as well as Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing in Beijing.

Jardine Cycle & Carriage

Jardine Cycle & Carriage's underlying profit was up 16% at US$788 million.  Profit attributable to shareholders was US$811 million, including a net non-trading profit of US$23 million, compared with US$702 million in 2016.  Astra's contribution to underlying profit of US$641 million was up 28%.  The group's Direct Motor Interests contributed US$125 million, 25% down, while the contribution from its Other Strategic Interests was 3% higher at US$34 million.

Within the group's Direct Motor Interests, Cycle & Carriage Singapore performed well as it grew its earnings by 15% to US$57 million.  The 25%-owned Truong Hai Auto Corporation, however, faced an increasingly competitive environment in Vietnam ahead of the removal of tariffs on imported cars in January 2018.  Its profit contribution declined 40% to US$57 million, although its real estate interests performed better.  In Malaysia, 59%-owned Cycle & Carriage Bintang reported a loss in a particularly challenging year, while 44%-owned Tunas Ridean in Indonesia recorded an 18% reduction in its contribution mainly due to weaker margins in car sales. 

Within Other Strategic Interests, 25.5%-held Siam City Cement in Thailand reported a profit of US$54 million, down 54% in local currency terms, following one-off restructuring expenses and lower domestic volume and prices, coupled with higher energy costs.  The profit of 24%-held Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation in Vietnam of US$61 million was 26% higher in local currency terms due to higher contributions from all its businesses.  An initial dividend contribution of US$9 million was recognized on the recently acquired 10% shareholding in Vinamilk in Vietnam.

Astra
Astra's underlying profit for 2017 under Indonesian accounting standards was up 27% at Rp18.6 trillion, equivalent to US$1,387 million.  Its net profit was up 25% at Rp18.9 trillion, some US$1,409 million.  The group's net cash, excluding financial services subsidiaries, was US$196 million at 31st December 2017, the reduction from the net cash of US$461 million at the end of 2016 was due mainly to investments in toll roads, property and power plants.

Net income from Astra's automotive division was 3% lower at US$661 million.  Astra's car sales were 2% lower at 579,000 units in a wholesale market that was little changed, leading to its market share declining from 55% to 54%.  Astra Honda Motor's market share improved from 74% to 75% as its domestic sales of motorcycles were maintained at 4.4 million units while the wholesale market contracted by 1%.  Astra Otoparts, the group's components business, saw net income increase by 32% to US$41 million.

Net income from financial services increased to US$280 million from US$59 million, primarily due to a return to profitability at 44.6%-owned Permata Bank.  To strengthen its capital base, Permata Bank completed a further US$220 million rights issue in June 2017.  There were improved contributions from a number of the group's finance businesses, although overall earnings were held back by increased loan loss provisions relating to the low cost car segment and the small and medium sized borrowers in the heavy equipment segment.  Net income at general insurer Asuransi Astra Buana was 9% higher at US$75 million, and life insurance joint venture, Astra Aviva Life, continued to acquire new individual life customers and participants for its corporate employee benefits programmes.

United Tractors, which is 59.5%-owned, reported net income 48% higher at US$553 million as significantly stronger coal prices led to improved performances in its construction machinery and mining contracting businesses, as well as its mining operations.  Komatsu heavy equipment sales were up 74%, and parts and service revenues were also higher. The mining contracting operations of Pamapersada Nusantara recorded a 3% increase in coal production, while overburden removal was up 14%.  United Tractors' mining subsidiaries, however, reported coal sales down 8%.  General contractor Acset Indonusa, 50%-held, reported net income up 126% at US$11 million, with new contracts worth US$627 million secured.

United Tractors has an 80% interest in a coking coal company in Central Kalimantan, which started production at the end of 2017, and a 25% interest in two 1,000MW power plants under construction in Central Java, which are due to start commercial operations in 2021.

Astra Agro Lestari, which is 80%-owned, saw improved revenue from higher crude palm oil prices and sales volumes, but reported net income little changed at US$150 million. The 2016 result had benefited from foreign exchange translation gains, excluding which net income in 2017 would have been 8% higher.

Astra's infrastructure and logistics division reported a net loss of US$17 million, compared with net profit of US$20 million in 2016, due to initial losses on a newly opened toll road and a loss on the disposal of the group's 49% interest in PAM Lyonnaise Jaya, a water concession with five years left to run.  Astra is continuing to expand its toll road interests, which now extend to 353km of toll roads, of which 269km is operational.  Serasi Autoraya's net income doubled to US$15 million due to higher net margins in its car leasing and rental, as well as logistics businesses.  Net income from the group's information technology division was 1% higher at US$15 million.

The group's property division saw net income double to US$17 million under local accounting standards, primarily due to higher property development earnings recognized on its Anandamaya Residences project.

Ben Keswick
Managing Director

 

 

 

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Consolidated Profit and Loss Account

for the year ended 31st December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2016

Underlying

business

performance

US$m

Non-

trading

items

US$m

Total

US$m

Underlying

business

performance

US$m

Non-

trading

items

US$m

 

 

Total

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue (note 2)

 

39,456

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

39,456

 

 

 

 

37,051

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

37,051

 

 

Net operating costs (note 3)

 

(36,151)

 

 

 

279

 

 

 

 

(35,872)

 

 

 

 

(33,905)

 

 

 

93

 

 

 

 

(33,812)

 

 

Change in fair value of investment properties

 

-

 

 

 

4,706

 

 

 

 

4,706

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,573

 

 

 

 

2,573

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

3,305

 

 

 

4,985

 

 

 

 

8,290

 

 

 

 

3,146

 

 

 

2,666

 

 

 

 

5,812

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net financing charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- financing charges

 

(334)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(334)

 

 

 

 

(297)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(297)

 

 

- financing income

 

173

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

173

 

 

 

 

146

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

146

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(161)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(161)

 

 

 

 

(151)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(151)

 

 

Share of results of associates and joint ventures (note 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- before change in fair value of investment properties

 

1,234

 

 

 

(9)

 

 

 

 

1,225

 

 

 

 

734

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

741

 

 

- change in fair value of investment properties

 

-

 

 

 

(32)

 

 

 

 

(32)

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(56)

 

 

 

 

(56)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,234

 

 

 

(41)

 

 

 

 

1,193

 

 

 

 

734

 

 

 

(49)

 

 

 

 

685

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before tax

 

4,378

 

 

 

4,944

 

 

 

 

9,322

 

 

 

 

3,729

 

 

 

2,617

 

 

 

 

6,346

 

 

Tax (note 5)

 

(826)

 

 

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

(829)

 

 

 

 

(654)

 

 

 

(5)

 

 

 

 

(659)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit after tax

 

3,552

 

 

 

4,941

 

 

 

 

8,493

 

 

 

 

3,075

 

 

 

2,612

 

 

 

 

5,687

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders of the Company (notes 6 & 7)

 

1,568

 

 

 

2,217

 

 

 

 

3,785

 

 

 

 

1,386

 

 

 

1,117

 

 

 

 

2,503

 

 

Non-controlling interests

 

1,984

 

 

 

2,724

 

 

 

 

4,708

 

 

 

 

1,689

 

 

 

1,495

 

 

 

 

3,184

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,552

 

 

 

4,941

 

 

 

 

8,493

 

 

 

 

3,075

 

 

 

2,612

 

 

 

 

5,687

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US$

 

 

 

 

US$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share (note 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- basic

 

4.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.06

 

 

 

 

3.71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.69

 

 

- diluted

 

4.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.04

 

 

 

 

3.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

for the year ended 31st December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the year

 

 

8,493

 

 

 

 

 

5,687

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income/(expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurements of defined benefit plans

 

 

77

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

Net revaluation surplus before transfer to

investment properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-  intangible assets

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

105

 

 

 

-  tangible assets

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Tax on items that will not be reclassified

 

 

(8)

 

 

 

 

 

(10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

Share of other comprehensive income/(expense) of

associates and joint ventures

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

(25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

 

 

95

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit

or loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net exchange translation differences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- net gain/(loss) arising during the year

 

 

164

 

 

 

 

 

(139)

 

 

 

- transfer to profit and loss

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

173

 

 

 

 

 

(142)

 

 

 

Revaluation of other investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- net gain arising during the year

 

 

321

 

 

 

 

 

113

 

 

 

- transfer to profit and loss

 

 

(75)

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

246

 

 

 

 

 

113

 

 

 

Cash flow hedges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- net loss arising during the year

 

 

(39)

 

 

 

 

 

(173)

 

 

 

- transfer to profit and loss

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

186

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(29)

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

Tax relating to items that may be reclassified

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share of other comprehensive income/(expense) of

associates and joint ventures

 

 

388

 

 

 

 

 

(213)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

786

 

 

 

 

 

(228)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income/(expense) for the year,

net of tax

 

 

878

 

 

 

 

 

(133)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the year

 

 

9,371

 

 

 

 

 

5,554

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders of the Company

 

 

4,395

 

 

 

 

 

2,310

 

 

 

Non-controlling interests

 

 

4,976

 

 

 

 

 

3,244

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,371

 

 

 

 

 

5,554

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Consolidated Balance Sheet

at 31st December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

 

3,009

 

 

 

2,825

 

 

Tangible assets

 

7,008

 

 

 

6,239

 

 

Investment properties

 

33,538

 

 

 

28,609

 

 

Bearer plants

 

498

 

 

 

497

 

 

Associates and joint ventures

 

13,088

 

 

 

10,595

 

 

Other investments

 

2,673

 

 

 

1,369

 

 

Non-current debtors

 

3,042

 

 

 

2,936

 

 

Deferred tax assets

 

404

 

 

 

375

 

 

Pension assets

 

14

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

63,274

 

 

 

53,450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Properties for sale

 

2,947

 

 

 

2,315

 

 

Stocks and work in progress

 

3,470

 

 

 

3,281

 

 

Current debtors

 

6,921

 

 

 

6,697

 

 

Current investments

 

22

 

 

 

65

 

 

Current tax assets

 

164

 

 

 

169

 

 

Bank balances and other liquid funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- non-financial services companies

 

5,764

 

 

 

5,314

 

 

- financial services companies

 

241

 

 

 

229

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,005

 

 

 

5,543

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19,529

 

 

 

18,070

 

 

Assets classified as held for sale

 

11

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

19,540

 

 

 

18,073

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

82,814

 

 

 

71,523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

181

 

 

 

178

 

Share premium and capital reserves

 

188

 

 

 

175

 

Revenue and other reserves

 

30,015

 

 

 

25,547

 

Own shares held

 

(4,715)

 

 

 

(4,100)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' funds

 

25,669

 

 

 

21,800

 

Non-controlling interests

 

32,101

 

 

 

27,937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity

 

57,770

 

 

 

49,737

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- non-financial services companies

 

5,975

 

 

 

5,343

 

- financial services companies

 

1,487

 

 

 

1,518

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,462

 

 

 

6,861

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

544

 

 

 

500

 

Pension liabilities

 

385

 

 

 

419

 

Non-current creditors

 

255

 

 

 

440

 

Non-current provisions

 

175

 

 

 

151

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

8,821

 

 

 

8,371

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current creditors

 

10,352

 

 

 

8,714

 

Current borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- non-financial services companies

 

3,195

 

 

 

2,058

 

- financial services companies

 

2,154

 

 

 

2,265

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,349

 

 

 

4,323

 

Current tax liabilities

 

362

 

 

 

266

 

Current provisions

 

154

 

 

 

112

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16,217

 

 

 

13,415

 

Liabilities classified as held for sale

 

6

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

16,223

 

 

 

13,415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

25,044

 

 

 

21,786

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

82,814

 

 

 

71,523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

for the year ended 31st December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

capital

US$m

 

Share

premium

US$m

 

Capital

reserves

US$m

 

Revenue

reserves

US$m

Asset

revaluation

reserves

US$m

 

Hedging

reserves

US$m

 

Exchange

reserves

US$m

 

Own

shares

held

US$m

Attributable to shareholders of the Company

US$m

Attributable

to non-controlling interests

US$m

 

Total

equity

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1st January

178

20

155

27,223

210

(32)

(1,854)

(4,100)

 

21,800

27,937

49,737

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

4,016

2

26

351

-

 

4,395

4,976

9,371

Dividends paid by the Company (note 8)

-

-

-

(571)

-

-

-

-

 

(571)

101

(470)

Dividends paid to non-controlling interests

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

(816)

(816)

Unclaimed dividends forfeited

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

 

1

1

2

Issue of shares

-

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

10

-

10

Employee share option schemes

-

-

21

-

-

-

-

-

 

21

-

21

Scrip issued in lieu of dividends

3

 (3)

-

751

-

-

-

-

 

751

-

751

Increase in own shares held

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(615)

 

(615)

(100)

(715)

Subsidiaries acquired

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

107

107

Subsidiaries disposed of

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

(1)

(1)

Capital repayment to non-controlling interests

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

(3)

(3)

Change in interests in subsidiaries

-

-

-

(93)

-

-

-

-

 

(93)

(101)

(194)

Change in interests in associates and joint ventures

-

-

-

(30)

-

-

-

-

 

(30)

-

(30)

Transfer

-

5

(20)

15

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31st December

181

 

32

 

156

 

31,312

 

212

 

(6)

 

(1,503)

 

(4,715)

 

25,669

 

32,101

 

57,770

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1st January

175

21

137

24,578

176

(14)

(1,591)

(3,596)

 

19,886

25,614

45,500

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

2,558

34

(18)

(264)

-

 

2,310

3,244

5,554

Dividends paid by the Company (note 8)

-

-

-

(541)

-

-

-

-

 

(541)

97

(444)

Dividends paid to non-controlling interests

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

(778)

(778)

Unclaimed dividends forfeited

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

 

1

-

1

Issue of shares

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

1

-

1

Employee share option schemes

-

-

22

-

-

-

-

-

 

22

1

23

Scrip issued in lieu of dividends

3

(3)

-

700

-

-

-

-

 

700

-

700

Increase in own shares held

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(504)

 

(504)

(73)

(577)

Capital contribution from non-controlling interests

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

83

83

Change in interests in subsidiaries

-

-

-

(74)

-

-

1

-

 

(73)

(251)

(324)

Change in interests in associates and joint ventures

-

-

-

(2)

-

-

-

-

 

(2)

-

(2)

Transfer

-

1

(4)

3

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31st December

178

 

20

 

155

 

27,223

 

210

 

(32)

 

(1,854)

 

(4,100)

 

21,800

 

27,937

 

49,737

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income included in revenue reserves comprises profit attributable to shareholders of the Company of US$3,785 million (2016: US$2,503 million) and net fair value gain on other investments of US$134 million (2016: US$94 million). Cumulative net fair value gain on other investments amounted to US$481 million (2016: US$347 million).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

for the year ended 31st December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

8,290

 

 

 

5,812

 

Change in fair value of investment properties

 

(4,706)

 

 

 

(2,573)

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

981

 

 

 

945

 

Other non-cash items

 

107

 

 

 

134

 

Increase in working capital

 

(411)

 

 

 

(91)

 

Interest received

 

172

 

 

 

136

 

Interest and other financing charges paid

 

(323)

 

 

 

(289)

 

Tax paid

 

(756)

 

 

 

(704)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,354

 

 

 

3,370

 

Dividends from associates and joint ventures

 

944

 

 

 

597

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

4,298

 

 

 

3,967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of subsidiaries (note 9(a))

 

(74)

 

 

 

(60)

 

Purchase of associates and joint ventures (note 9(b))

 

(1,527)

 

 

 

(652)

 

Purchase of other investments (note 9(c))

 

(1,609)

 

 

 

(294)

 

Purchase of intangible assets

 

(172)

 

 

 

(142)

 

Purchase of tangible assets

 

(1,184)

 

 

 

(996)

 

Additions to investment properties

 

(372)

 

 

 

(313)

 

Additions to bearer plants

 

(50)

 

 

 

(56)

 

Advance to associates and joint ventures (note 9(d))

 

(853)

 

 

 

(81)

 

Advance and repayment from associates and joint ventures (note 9(e))

 

658

 

 

 

175

 

Sale of subsidiaries (note 9(f))

 

103

 

 

 

16

 

Sale of associates and joint ventures

 

73

 

 

 

5

 

Redemption of convertible bonds by Zhongsheng

 

398

 

 

 

-

 

Sale of other investments (note 9(g))

 

369

 

 

 

122

 

Sale of intangible assets

 

2

 

 

 

8

 

Sale of tangible assets

 

221

 

 

 

204

 

Sale of investment properties

 

42

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

(3,975)

 

 

 

(2,063)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of shares

 

10

 

 

 

1

 

Capital (repayment to)/contribution from non-controlling    interests

 

(3)

 

 

 

77

 

Change in interests in subsidiaries (note 9(h))

 

(179)

 

 

 

(339)

 

Purchase of own shares

 

(95)

 

 

 

-

 

Drawdown of borrowings

 

7,601

 

 

 

6,020

 

Repayment of borrowings

 

(6,112)

 

 

 

(5,722)

 

Dividends paid by the Company

 

(338)

 

 

 

(322)

 

Dividends paid to non-controlling interests

 

(824)

 

 

 

(783)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

60

 

 

 

(1,068)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

383

836

Cash and cash equivalents at 1st January

 

5,531

 

 

 

4,773

 

Effect of exchange rate changes

87

(78)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at 31st December

6,001

5,531

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Analysis of Profit Contribution

for the year ended 31st December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reportable segments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Pacific

 

164

 

 

 

135

 

Jardine Motors

 

184

 

 

 

126

 

Jardine Lloyd Thompson

 

69

 

 

 

56

 

Hongkong Land

 

406

 

 

 

353

 

Dairy Farm

 

261

 

 

 

297

 

Mandarin Oriental

 

35

 

 

 

36

 

Jardine Cycle & Carriage

 

82

 

 

 

112

 

Astra

 

402

 

 

 

312

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,603

 

 

 

1,427

 

Corporate and other interests

 

(35)

 

 

 

(41)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying profit attributable to shareholders*

 

1,568

 

 

 

1,386

 

Increase in fair value of investment properties

 

1,949

 

 

 

1,061

 

Other non-trading items

 

268

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to shareholders

 

3,785

 

 

 

2,503

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Jardine Pacific's contribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Schindler

 

47

 

 

 

44

 

JEC

 

30

 

 

 

28

 

Gammon

 

31

 

 

 

18

 

Jardine Restaurants

 

24

 

 

 

28

 

Transport Services

 

25

 

 

 

17

 

JTH

 

7

 

 

 

9

 

Corporate and other interests

 

-

 

 

 

(9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

164

 

 

 

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Jardine Motors' contribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong and mainland China

 

171

 

 

 

98

 

United Kingdom

 

15

 

 

 

30

 

Corporate

 

(2)

 

 

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

184

 

 

 

126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*  Underlying profit attributable to shareholders is the measure of profit adopted by the Group in accordance with IFRS 8 'Operating Segments'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Notes

 

 

1.    Accounting Policies and Basis of Preparation

 

The financial information contained in this announcement has been based on the audited results for the year ended 31st December 2017 which have been prepared in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards, including International Accounting Standards and Interpretations adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board.

 

There are no new standards or amendments, which are effective in 2017 and relevant to the Group's operations, that have a significant effect on the Group's accounting policies and disclosures.

 

 

2.    Revenue

 

 

 

 

Gross revenue

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By business:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Pacific

 

6,651

 

 

 

6,285

 

 

 

2,391

 

 

 

2,356

 

 

Jardine Motors

 

10,031

 

 

 

5,197

 

 

 

5,543

 

 

 

5,197

 

 

Jardine Lloyd Thompson

 

1,800

 

 

 

1,698

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

Hongkong Land

 

4,695

 

 

 

3,201

 

 

 

1,960

 

 

 

1,994

 

 

Dairy Farm

 

21,827

 

 

 

20,424

 

 

 

11,289

 

 

 

11,201

 

 

Mandarin Oriental

 

983

 

 

 

965

 

 

 

611

 

 

 

597

 

 

Jardine Cycle & Carriage

 

6,966

 

 

 

6,785

 

 

 

2,293

 

 

 

2,154

 

 

Astra

 

31,120

 

 

 

28,156

 

 

 

15,408

 

 

 

13,610

 

 

Intersegment transactions

 

(265)

 

 

 

(274)

 

 

 

(39)

 

 

 

(58)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83,808

 

 

 

72,437

 

 

 

39,456

 

 

 

37,051

 

 

Gross revenue comprises revenue together with 100% of revenue from associates and joint ventures.

 

3.    Net Operating Costs

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

(30,050)

 

 

 

(28,232)

 

 

Other operating income

 

799

 

 

 

659

 

 

Selling and distribution costs

 

(4,476)

 

 

 

(4,157)

 

 

Administration expenses

 

(2,002)

 

 

 

(1,873)

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

(143)

 

 

 

(209)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(35,872)

 

 

 

(33,812)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net operating costs included the following gains/(losses) from non-trading items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of agricultural produce

 

(4)

 

 

 

22

 

 

Asset impairment

 

(11)

 

 

 

(82)

 

 

Sale and closure of businesses

 

10

 

 

 

5

 

 

Sale of other investments

 

67

 

 

 

-

 

 

Sale of property interests

 

194

 

 

 

151

 

 

Change in interest in a joint venture

 

13

 

 

 

(4)

 

 

Value added tax recovery in Jardine Motors

 

10

 

 

 

-

 

 

Restructuring of businesses

 

-

 

 

 

3

 

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

-

 

 

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

279

 

 

 

 93

 

4.    Share of Results of Associates and Joint Ventures

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By business:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Pacific

 

123

 

 

 

71

 

 

Jardine Motors

 

29

 

 

 

  -

 

 

Jardine Lloyd Thompson

 

64

 

 

 

46

 

 

Hongkong Land

 

245

 

 

 

59

 

 

Dairy Farm

 

144

 

 

 

119

 

 

Mandarin Oriental

 

11

 

 

 

11

 

 

Jardine Cycle & Carriage

 

104

 

 

 

148

 

 

Astra

 

475

 

 

 

232

 

 

Corporate and other interests

 

(2)

 

 

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,193

 

 

 

685

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share of results of associates and joint ventures included the following gains/(losses) from non-trading items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of investment properties

 

(32)

 

 

 

(56)

 

 

Asset impairment

 

(14)

 

 

 

(18)

 

 

Sale and closure of businesses

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

Sale of property interests

 

-

 

 

 

32

 

 

Change in interest in an associate

 

8

 

 

 

-

 

 

Litigation costs

 

(4)

 

 

 

(10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(41)

 

 

 

(49)

 

 

Results are shown after tax and non-controlling interests in the associates and joint ventures.

 

5.    Tax

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax charged to profit and loss is analyzed as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current tax

 

(854)

 

 

 

(718)

 

 

Deferred tax

 

25

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(829)

 

 

 

(659)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater China

 

(302)

 

 

 

(259)

 

 

Southeast Asia

 

(517)

 

 

 

(389)

 

 

United Kingdom

 

(4)

 

 

 

(6)

 

 

Rest of the world

 

(6)

 

 

 

(5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(829)

 

 

 

(659)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax relating to components of other comprehensive income is analyzed as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurements of defined benefit plans

 

(8)

 

 

 

(10)

 

 

Cash flow hedges

 

8

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(9)

 

 

Tax on profits has been calculated at rates of taxation prevailing in the territories in which the Group operates.

 

Share of tax charge of associates and joint ventures of US$481 million and nil (2016: charge of US$221 million and credit of US$13 million) are included in share of results of associates and joint ventures and share of other comprehensive income of associates and joint ventures, respectively.

 

6.    Earnings per Share

 

Basic earnings per share are calculated on profit attributable to shareholders of US$3,785 million (2016: US$2,503 million) and on the weighted average number of 376 million (2016: 374 million) shares in issue during the year.

 

Diluted earnings per share are calculated on profit attributable to shareholders of US$3,783 million (2016: US$2,502 million), which is after adjusting for the effects of the conversion of dilutive potential ordinary shares of subsidiaries, associates or joint ventures, and on the weighted average number of 377 million (2016: 375 million) shares in issue during the year.

 

The weighted average number of shares is arrived at as follows:

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares

in millions

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares in issue

 

720

 

 

 

708

 

 

Company's share of shares held by subsidiaries

 

(344)

 

 

 

(334)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares for basic earnings  per share calculation

 

376

 

 

 

374

 

 

Adjustment for shares deemed to be issued for no consideration under the Senior Executive Share Incentive Schemes

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares for diluted earnings per share calculation

 

377

 

 

 

375

 

 

Additional basic and diluted earnings per share are also calculated based on underlying profit attributable to shareholders.  A reconciliation of earnings is set out below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US$m

 

 

Basic earnings per share

US$

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

US$

 

 

US$m

 

 

Basic earnings per share

US$

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

US$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to shareholders

 

3,785

 

 

10.06

 

 

10.04

 

 

2,503

 

 

6.69

 

 

6.68

 

 

Non-trading items (note 7)

 

(2,217)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,117)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying profit attributable to shareholders

 

1,568

 

 

4.17

 

 

4.16

 

 

1,386

 

 

3.71

 

 

3.70

 

 

7.    Non-trading items

 

Non-trading items are separately identified to provide greater understanding of the Group's underlying business performance.  Items classified as non-trading items include fair value gains or losses on revaluation of investment properties; gains and losses arising from the sale of businesses, investments and properties; impairment of non-depreciable intangible assets and other investments; provisions for the closure of businesses; acquisition-related costs in business combinations; and other credits and charges of a non-recurring nature that require inclusion in order to provide additional insight into underlying business performance.

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By business:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardine Pacific

 

10

 

 

 

(78)

 

 

Jardine Motors

 

204

 

 

 

143

 

 

Jardine Lloyd Thompson

 

(4)

 

 

 

(10)

 

 

Hongkong Land

 

1,931

 

 

 

1,043

 

 

Dairy Farm

 

1

 

 

 

6

 

 

Mandarin Oriental

 

-

 

 

 

(1)

 

 

Jardine Cycle & Carriage

 

8

 

 

 

(3)

 

 

Astra

 

6

 

 

 

17

 

 

Corporate and other interests

 

61

 

 

 

   -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,217

 

 

 

1,117

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An analysis of non-trading items after interest, tax and non-controlling interests is set out below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of investment properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Hongkong Land

 

1,930

 

 

 

1,043

 

 

- other

 

19

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,949

 

 

 

1,061

 

 

Change in fair value of agricultural produce

 

(1)

 

 

 

4

 

 

Asset impairment

 

(6)

 

 

 

(101)

 

 

Sale and closure of businesses

 

17

 

 

 

5

 

 

Sale of other investments

 

52

 

 

 

-

 

 

Sale of property interests

 

194

 

 

 

158

 

 

Change in interests in associates and joint ventures

 

8

 

 

 

(3)

 

 

Value added tax recovery in Jardine Motors

 

8

 

 

 

-

 

 

Litigation costs

 

(4)

 

 

 

(9)

 

 

Restructuring of businesses

 

-

 

 

 

3

 

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

-

 

 

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,217

 

 

 

1,117

 

 

8.    Dividends

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

 

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final dividend in respect of 2016 of US¢112.00

(2015: US¢107.00) per share

 

800

 

 

 

752

 

 

Interim dividend in respect of 2017 of US¢40.00

(2016: US¢38.00) per share

 

289

 

 

 

270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,089

 

 

 

1,022

 

 

Company's share of dividends paid on the shares held by subsidiaries

 

(518)

 

 

 

(481)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

571

 

 

 

541

 

 

A final dividend in respect of 2017 of US¢120.00 (2016: US¢112.00) per share amounting to a total of US$872 million (2016: US$800 million) is proposed by the Board.  The dividend proposed will not be accounted for until it has been approved at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.  The net amount after deducting the Company's share of the dividends payable on the shares held by subsidiaries of US$421 million (2016: US$380 million) will be accounted for as an appropriation of revenue reserves in the year ending 31st December 2018.

 

9.    Notes to Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

 

       (a)   Purchase of subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

 

2017

Fair

value

US$m

 

 

 

2016

Fair

value

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

 

38

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

Tangible assets

 

199

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

Bearer plants

 

-

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

Associates and joint ventures

 

283

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Non-current debtors

 

95

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Current assets

 

320

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

(36)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

(140)

 

 

 

(17)

 

 

 

Long-term borrowings

 

(35)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Non-current creditors

 

(3)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of identifiable net assets acquired

 

721

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

11

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

Adjustment for non-controlling interests

 

(107)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total consideration

 

625

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

Adjustment for deposit paid

 

(12)

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

Adjustment for contingent consideration

 

-

 

 

 

(1)

 

 

 

Payment for contingent consideration

 

-

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Adjustment for deferred consideration

 

(87)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Carrying value of associates and joint ventures

 

(301)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents of subsidiaries acquired

 

(151)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash outflow

 

74

 

 

 

60

 

 

For the subsidiaries acquired during 2017, the fair values of the identifiable assets and liabilities at the acquisition dates are provisional and will be finalized within one year after the acquisition dates.

 

The fair values of the identifiable assets and liabilities at the acquisition dates of certain subsidiaries acquired during 2016 as included in the comparative figures were provisional.  The fair values were finalized in 2017.  As the difference between the provisional and the finalized fair values were not material, the comparative figures have not been adjusted.

 

Net cash outflow for purchase of subsidiaries in 2017 comprised US$18 million for Jardine Motors' acquisition of various motor dealership businesses in the United Kingdom throughout the year; US$42 million for Hongkong Land's acquisition of an additional 50% interest in MCL Land (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a property development company, increasing its controlling interest to 100%; and an additional consideration of US$14 million for Astra's acquisition of an 80% interest in PT Suprabari Mapanindo Mineral ('Suprabari'), a coal mining company, upon completion in March 2017.

 

Net cash outflow in 2016 included US$46 million for Jardine Motors' acquisition of various motor dealership businesses in the United Kingdom during the second quarter of 2016, and US$12 million deposit paid for Astra's acquisition of the above-mentioned 80% interest in Suprabari.

 

Goodwill in both years arose from the acquisitions of motor dealership businesses which were attributable to the expected synergies with its existing retail network. None of the goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.

 

Revenue and loss after tax since acquisition in respect of subsidiaries acquired during the year amounted to US$94 million and US$19 million, respectively.  Had the acquisitions occurred on 1st January 2017, consolidated revenue and profit after tax for the year ended 31st December 2017 would have been US$39,555 million and US$8,498 million, respectively.

 

(b)   Purchase of associates and joint ventures in 2017 included Hongkong Land's investments in mainland China, Thailand and Vietnam for a total of US$438 million; Jardine Cycle & Carriage's subscription to rights issue and purchase of additional shares in Siam City Cement Public Company Limited in Thailand of US$138 million, increasing its interest from 24.9% to 25.5%; Astra's investments in toll road concessions of US$274 million and 25% interest in power plants of US$207 million in Indonesia, and subscription to PT Bank Permata's rights issue of US$44 million; and Jardine Strategic's acquisition of a 28% interest in Greatview Aseptic Packaging Company Limited, an aseptic carton packaging supplier, of US$241 million and additional investment in Zhongsheng of US$172 million, increasing its interest from 15.5% to 20.0%.

 

Purchase in 2016 included US$190 million for Dairy Farm's further investment in Yonghui; US$240 million for Astra's subscription to rights issue and capital advance to PT Bank Permata; US$70 million for Hongkong Land's investment in mainland China; US$74 million for Astra's investment in Indonesia, and US$57 million for Hongkong Land's and Astra's 50% joint investment in an Indonesian residential project.

 

       (c) Purchase of other investments in 2017 comprised US$1,160 million for acquisition of a 10% interest in Vietnam Dairy Products by Jardine Cycle & Carriage and US$449 million for acquisition of securities by Astra.

 

Purchase in 2016 mainly included US$208 million for Astra's acquisition of securities and US$84 million for Jardine Strategic's acquisition of an additional 4% interest in Zhongsheng.

 

       (d)  Advance to associates and joint ventures in 2017 and 2016 mainly included Hongkong Land's advance to its property joint ventures.

 

(e)   Advance and repayment from associates and joint ventures in 2017 and 2016 mainly included advance and repayment from Hongkong Land's property joint ventures.

 

(f)    Sale of subsidiaries in 2017 included US$83 million for disposal of a mutual fund company by

        Astra.

 

(g)    Sale of other investments in 2017 mainly included disposal of securities by Astra and Jardine Strategic of US$261 million and US$95 million, respectively.

 

Sale of other investments in 2016 comprised Astra's sale of securities.

 

 

(h)   Change in interests in subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

 

2017

US$m

 

2016

US$m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in attributable interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Jardine Strategic

 

(107)

 

(235)

 

 

 

- Mandarin Oriental

 

-

 

(67)

 

 

 

- Jardine Cycle & Carriage

 

-

 

(23)

 

 

 

- other

 

(87)

 

(37)

 

 

 

Decrease in attributable interests

 

15

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(179)

 

(339)

 

 

Increase in attributable interests in other subsidiaries in 2017 included Jardine Motors' acquisition of an additional 40% interest in a motor dealership in mainland China of US$24 million and Dairy Farm's acquisition of a further 34% interest in Rustan Supercenters Inc. in the Philippines of US$60 million, increasing the controlling interests in both subsidiaries to 100%.

 

Increase in 2016 included US$35 million for Hongkong's Land acquisition of an additional 5% interest in Hongkong Land Macau Property Company Limited, increasing its controlling interest to 100%.

 

Decrease in attributable interests in other subsidiaries in 2017 comprised balance of proceeds for Hongkong Land's sale of a 6% interest in Wangfu Central Real Estate Development Company Limited ('Wangfu') in 2016, reducing its controlling interest to 84%.

 

Decrease in 2016 comprised US$15 million being 50% proceeds received for Hongkong Land's sale of the above-mentioned 6% interest in Wangfu, and US$8 million for Astra's sale of a 20% interest in PT Balai Lelang Serasi, reducing its controlling interest to 70%.

 

10.  Capital Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

 

Total capital commitments at 31st December 2017 amounted to US$2,455 million (2016: US$2,118 million).

 

Various Group companies are involved in litigation arising in the ordinary course of their respective businesses.  Having reviewed outstanding claims and taking into account legal advice received, the Directors are of the opinion that adequate provisions have been made in the financial statements.

 

11.  Related Party Transactions

 

In the normal course of business the Group undertakes a variety of transactions with certain of its associates and joint ventures. 

 

The most significant of such transactions relate to the purchases of motor vehicles and spare parts from its associates and joint ventures in Indonesia including PT Toyota-Astra Motor, PT Astra Honda Motor and PT Astra Daihatsu Motor.  Total cost of motor vehicles and spare parts purchased in 2017 amounted to US$5,272 million (2016: US$5,325 million).  The Group also sells motor vehicles and spare parts to its associates and joint ventures in Indonesia including PT Astra Honda Motor, PT Astra Daihatsu Motor and PT Tunas Ridean.  Total revenue from sale of motor vehicles and spare parts in 2017 amounted to US$599 million (2016: US$601 million).

 

PT Bank Permata provides banking services to the Group.  The Group's deposits with PT Bank Permata at 31st December 2017 amounted to US$588 million (2016: US$328 million).

 

There were no other related party transactions that might be considered to have a material effect on the financial position or performance of the Group that were entered into or changed during the year.

 

Amounts of outstanding balances with associates and joint ventures are included in debtors and creditors, as appropriate.

 

 

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Principal Risks and Uncertainties

 

 

The Board has overall responsibility for risk management and internal control.  The process by which the Group identifies and manages risk will be set out in more detail in the Corporate Governance section of the Company's 2017 Annual Report (the 'Report').  The following are the principal risks and uncertainties facing the Company as required to be disclosed pursuant to the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom and are in addition to the matters referred to in the Chairman's Statement and Managing Director's Review.

 

Economic Risk

Most of the Group's businesses are exposed to the risk of negative developments in global and regional economies and financial markets, either directly or through the impact on the Group's joint venture partners, franchisors, bankers, suppliers or customers. These developments can result in recession, inflation, deflation, currency fluctuations, restrictions in the availability of credit, business failures, or increases in financing costs, oil prices and in the cost of raw materials.  Such developments might increase operating costs, reduce revenues, lower asset values or result in the Group's businesses being unable to meet in full their strategic objectives.

 

Commercial Risk and Financial Risk

Risks are an integral part of normal commercial practices, and where practicable steps are taken to mitigate such risks.  These risks are further pronounced when operating in volatile markets.

 

A number of the Group's businesses make significant investment decisions in respect of developments or projects that take time to come to fruition and achieve the desired returns and are, therefore, subject to market risks.

 

The Group's businesses operate in areas that are highly competitive and evolving rapidly, and failure to compete effectively in terms of price, tender terms, product specification, application of new technologies or levels of service can have an adverse effect on earnings or market share.  Significant pressure from such competition may also lead to reduced margins.  The quality and safety of the products and services provided by the Group's businesses are important and there is an associated risk if they are below standard, while any damage to brand equity or reputation might adversely impact the ability to achieve acceptable revenues and profit margins.  The potential impact on a number of our businesses of the disruption to IT systems or infrastructure, whether by cyber-crime or other reasons, may be significant.

 

The steps taken by the Group to manage its exposure to financial risk will be set out in the Financial Review and in a note to the Financial Statements in the Report.

 

Concessions, Franchises and Key Contracts

A number of the Group's businesses and projects are reliant on concessions, franchises, management or other key contracts. Cancellation, expiry or termination, or the renegotiation of any such concession, franchise, management or other key contracts, could have an adverse effect on the financial condition and results of operations of certain subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures of the Group.

 

Regulatory and Political Risk

The Group's businesses are subject to a number of regulatory environments in the territories in which they operate.  Changes in the regulatory approach to such matters as foreign ownership of assets and businesses, exchange controls, planning controls, emission regulations, tax rules and employment legislation have the potential to impact the operations and profitability of the Group's businesses. Changes in the political environment in such territories can also affect the Group's businesses.

 

Terrorism, Pandemic and Natural Disasters

A number of the Group's operations are vulnerable to the effects of terrorism, either directly through the impact of an act of terrorism or indirectly through the impact of generally reduced economic activity in response to the threat of or an actual act of terrorism.

 

All Group businesses would be impacted by a global or regional pandemic which could be expected to seriously affect economic activity and the ability of our businesses to operate smoothly. In addition, many of the territories in which the Group operates can experience from time to time natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons.

 

 

 

Responsibility Statement

 

 

The Directors of the Company confirm to the best of their knowledge that:

 

(a)  the consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, including International Accounting Standards and Interpretations adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board; and

 

(b)   the sections of the Company's 2017 Annual Report, including the Chairman's Statement, Managing Director's Review and Principal Risks and Uncertainties, which constitute the management report include a fair review of all information required to be disclosed by the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules 4.1.8 to 4.1.11 issued by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom.

 

 

For and on behalf of the Board

 

Ben Keswick

John Witt

 

Directors

 

 

 

 

 

The final dividend of US$1.20 per share will be payable on 16th May 2018, subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 10th May 2018, to shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on 23rd March 2018. The shares will be quoted ex-dividend on the Singapore Exchange and the London Stock Exchange on 21st and 22nd March 2018, respectively. The share registers will be closed from 26th to 30th March 2018, inclusive. The dividend will be available in cash with a scrip alternative.

 

Shareholders will receive their cash dividends in United States dollars, unless they are registered on the Jersey branch register where they will have the option to elect for sterling. These shareholders may make new currency elections for the 2017 final dividend by notifying the United Kingdom transfer agent in writing by 27th April 2018. The sterling equivalent of dividends declared in United States dollars will be calculated by reference to a rate prevailing on 2nd May 2018.

 

Shareholders holding their shares through CREST in the United Kingdom will receive their cash dividends in sterling only as calculated above. Shareholders holding their shares through The Central Depository (Pte) Limited ('CDP') in Singapore will receive their cash dividends in United States dollars unless they elect, through CDP, to receive Singapore dollars.

 

Shareholders on the Singapore branch register who wish to deposit their shares into the CDP system by the dividend record date, being 23rd March 2018, must submit the relevant documents to M & C Services Private Limited, the Singapore branch registrar, no later than 5.00 p.m. (local time) on 22nd March 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jardine Matheson Group

 

Jardine Matheson is a diversified Asian-based group with unsurpassed experience in the region, having been founded in China in 1832. It has a broad portfolio of market-leading businesses, which represent a combination of cash generating activities and long-term property assets and are closely aligned to the increasingly prosperous consumers of the region.  The Group's businesses aim to produce sustainable returns by providing their customers with high quality products and services.

 

Jardine Matheson operates principally in Greater China and Southeast Asia, where its subsidiaries and affiliates benefit from the support of the Group's extensive knowledge of the region and its long-standing relationships.  These companies are active in the fields of motor vehicles and related operations, property investment and development, food retailing, home furnishings, engineering and construction, transport services, insurance broking, restaurants, luxury hotels, financial services, heavy equipment, mining and agribusiness.

 

Jardine Matheson holds interests directly in Jardine Pacific (100%), Jardine Motors (100%) and Jardine Lloyd Thompson (42%), while its 84% held Group holding company, Jardine Strategic, is interested in Hongkong Land (50%), Dairy Farm (78%), Mandarin Oriental (78%) and Jardine Cycle & Carriage (75%), which in turn has a 50% shareholding in Astra. Jardine Strategic also has a 58% shareholding in Jardine Matheson.

 

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda and has a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore.  Jardine Matheson Limited operates from Hong Kong and provides management services to Group companies.
 

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For further information, please contact:

 

Jardine Matheson Limited 

 

John Witt

(852) 2843 8278

 

 

Brunswick Group Limited

 

Karin Wong

(852) 3512 5077

 

Full text of the Preliminary Announcement of Results and the Preliminary Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2017 can be accessed through the internet at www.jardines.com.

 


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