Globe has retained its dominance as the largest telecommunications firm in the Philippines with a market capitalization of ₱321.25 billion as of October 11, reflecting investors’ confidence amid volatile financial markets.
Despite global headwinds arising from elevated inflation and aggressive rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve, Globe managed to lead competition in terms of market capitalization at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).
The company exhibits remarkable growth as it transforms into a technology-based solutions provider from a telco operator.
“Globe is starting to reap gains as it pivots to becoming a digital solutions platform to address the day-to-day pain points of Filipinos. The way investors are valuing us is very encouraging and that we have taken the right strategy for growth,” said Globe Group President and CEO Ernest Cu.
From its core telco business, Globe has grown its portfolio with ventures into financial technology, healthcare, edutech, entertainment, adtech, e-commerce, manpower, information technology services and investments.
This is in line with its enduring commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically UN SDG No. 9, which emphasizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as significant drivers of economic growth and development.
As it further secures its position as an industry leader, Globe continues to look for new ideas and businesses ready to scale via its wholly-owned corporate venture company 917Ventures.
917Ventures portfolio companies include Mynt, which operates e-wallet giant GCash, telehealth companies KonsultaMD and HealthNow, digital marketing solutions firm AdSpark, online grocery platform Rappit, and loyalty and e-commerce solutions provider RUSH, coding bootcamp KodeGo, programmatic advertising firm DeepSea, online tutorial platform EdVenture, multi-channel messaging platform m360, and data-driven solutions provider.
Globe also booked a 4 percent year-on-year increase in revenues to an all-time high of ₱78.9 billion in the first half of the year, fueled by the solid contribution of data-related products and services across mobile and corporate data, and supplemented by the performance of non-telco services.
This translated to a 51 percent jump in net income to ₱19.7 billion from January to June this year compared to ₱13.0 billion in the same period last year.
After spending a record ₱92.8 billion for its capital expenditures last year, Globe has already spent ₱50.5 billion in the first half of this year for network upgrades to meet data requirements of its customers. It has been boosting its fiber assets, building new cell sites, upgrading towers to 4G and LTE and expanding 5G coverage.