Foolish Face-Off: Genting Singapore Ltd Versus Straco Corporation Ltd


With a myriad of companies to choose from in Singapore’s stock market, it might be hard to make the right choices.

In this article, I will compare two companies operating in the leisure industry, Genting Singapore (SGX: G13) and Straco Corporation Ltd (SGX: S85), to determine which might give you more bang for your buck.

Introducing the Contenders

Genting Singapore became the first operator of an integrated resort in Singapore when Resorts World Sentosa opened for business in 2010. The destination resort offers a casino, a water park, an aquarium, the signature Universal Studios Singapore theme park, hotels, and many more.

Straco, on the other hand, owns and operates tourism attractions in China and Singapore. In China, the company owns the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Underwater World Xiamen, and Lintong Lixing Cable Car attractions. In our country, Straco has a majority stake in the iconic observation wheel, Singapore Flyer.

The table below shows the market capitalisation and revenue of the two firms. Market capitalisation is as of the closing prices on 5 December 2018. Do note that all figures quoted in the tables that follow are for the full year ended 31 December 2017 (FY2017) for both companies, unless otherwise

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