I have mainly been writing about reits as real estate is an asset class which I understand well. For a change, I would be analysing the financial statements of Sheng Siong Group, a supermarket operator based in Singapore. Sheng Siong has evidently been one of the few companies to benefit from the Covid-19 outbreak, as supermarkets are classified as essential services and remain open during this period of lockdown.

From a financial standpoint, Sheng Siong has posted strong results for their first quarter of FY20, with revenue and net profit rising 30.7% and 49.9% respectively from a year earlier. These strong operating results meant that Sheng Siong was able to provide employees with an additional month of bonus – very appropriate, in my opinion, given the risk that frontline workers put themselves in.

I looked at Sheng Siong’s past 5 years of financial statements, from FY2015 to FY2019 to get a better