SMIC's Jose Sio Wins Fourth Time In A Row

2014-06-16 09:00 1776

MANILA, Philippines, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Alpha Southeast Asia revealed the results of their fourth annual poll to find Southeast Asia's top companies.  The awards are based on tallied votes among 477 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, adherence to corporate governance, integrated reporting/ corporate social responsibility and investor relations' strategy.

In the Philippines, regular favourites by investors include diversified conglomerates SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) and Ayala Corporation, predominantly real estate focused player Megaworld, telecoms players Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) as well as consumer giant San Miguel Corporation and power generation company Aboitiz Power Corporation.

Strategy driven CFO Jose Sio, CFO, SM Investments Corp was voted as the Best CFO in the Philippines for the fourth consecutive year since the poll's inception.

Across the region, the award for the Strongest Commitment to Sustainable Energy in Southeast Asia went to leading integrated energy company Thai Oil for the third consecutive year. Best CFO in Southeast Asia went to Bank Mandiri's Group CFO, Pahala Mansury.

Investors noted Asia Amalgamated Holdings, Waterfront Philippines Inc. and Alphaland Corporation for "perceived" poor management practices and unpredictable investor relations' strategy.

Results for the Philippines are as follows (according to most # of votes):

  • Most organized investor relations (IR): SMIC (#1), Megaworld (#2), BDO (#3)
  • Best Senior Management IR Support: Megaworld (#1), SMIC (#2), BDO (#3)
  • Strongest Adherence to Corporate Governance: Ayala Corp (#1), SMIC (#2), Megaworld (#3)
  • Most Consistent Dividend Policy: PLDT (#1), San Miguel (#2), Globe Telecom (#3)
  • Best Strategic CSR: SMIC (#1), Ayala Corp (#2), Aboitiz Power Corp (#3)
  • Most Improved Investor Relations: Aboitiz Power Corp
  • Best CFO in the Philippines: Jose Sio, CFO, SM Investments Corp
  • Best Annual Report in the Philippines: Ayala Corp
Source: Alpha Southeast Asia