Singtel just announced its first-half results ended 30 September 2018. I actually think that it is a fairly good results being announced considering the intense competition faced by its overseas associate companies and Optus. Operating revenue surprisingly remained resilient and even grow 3% to S$8.4 billion. Margin eroded by over 21% (after normalisation from one-off gain from disposal of Netlink Trust in the previous year) mainly due to lower contributions from Airtel and Telkomsel as well as foreign currency translation losses from the effects of stronger Sing dollars against other currencies.
The only concern I have is that Singtel still has not stemmed the bleeding from Group Digital Life business. It continued with  a widening of losses of <S$84Mil> based on the first half results. While I understand the importance of investing in this business segment which management seems to believe that there are perceived synergy to exploit on the Group’s service offerings, the