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Global Investors Remain Bullish on Power and Real Estate Plays in the Philippines

2015-07-07 09:00 1631

MANILA, Philippines, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Alpha Southeast Asia revealed the results of their fifth annual poll to find Southeast Asia's top companies conducted between February to June 2015.  The awards are based on tallied votes among 520 investors, pension funds, hedge funds, equity and fixed income brokers and analysts with investment interests in the Southeast Asia region. Listed-companies in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines were ranked according to investors' perceptions of their performance in financial management, corporate governance, integrated reporting/ corporate social responsibility and investor relations' strategy.

In Philippines, the five best-managed companies include diversified conglomerate SM Investment Corp, predominantly real estate focused player Megaworld, power company Aboitiz Power, investment holding companies Metro Pacific and GT Capital. 'Best CFO in the Philippines' for the fifth consecutive year went to SMIC's CFO, Jose Sio. 'Most Improved Investor Relations' went to GT Capital while 'Best Annual Report in the Philippines' went to Metro Pacific.

Unlike other polls, investors were also asked to name companies that did not meet their expectations. In the Philippines, they include San Miguel, Petron Corp and Alliance Global.

Across the region, the award for the Strongest Commitment to Sustainable Energy in Southeast Asia went to Thailand's leading integrated energy company Thai Oil for the fourth consecutive year. Best CFO in Southeast Asia went to Thai Bev's CFO Sithichai Chaikriangkrai, responsible for managing the financial resources of its growing domestic and regional footprint.

MOST ORGANISED INVESTOR RELATIONS

VOTES (#)

SMIC

124

Metro Pacific

119

Megaworld

111



BEST SENIOR MANAGEMENT IR SUPPORT

VOTES (#)

SMIC

127

Metro Pacific

122

GT Capital

119



STRONGEST ADHERENCE TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

VOTES (#)

Aboitiz Power

119

GT Capital

118

Megaworld

115



MOST CONSISTENT DIVIDEND POLICY

VOTES (#)

Metro Pacific

129

SMIC

118

GT Capital

116



BEST STRATEGIC CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

VOTES (#)

SMIC

117

Ayala Corp

106

Aboitiz Power Corp

103



POOR & UNPREDICTABLE INVESTOR RELATIONS STRATEGY

VOTES (#)

San Miguel

77

Petron Corp

62

Alliance Global

52

Notes to Editors

Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine:

Now in its ninth year of publication, Alpha Southeast Asia, is the first and only Hong Kong-based institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia's capital markets, written for professional investors and corporates. Please visit our website: http://www.alphasoutheastasia.com for details.

 

 

Source: Alpha Southeast Asia
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