Q.01 When was BTS Group Holdings founded?

BTS Group Holdings was initially founded on March 26, 1968 under the name Tanayong Co., Ltd. as a property development business.

Subsequently, BTS Group Holdings is re-classified from the Property Development (Property & Construction) Sector to Transportations & Logistics (Services) Sector of the Stock Exchange of Thailand in May 2010.

For more information, please visit "Our History"

The company acquired ordinary shares of Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) and its subsidiaries on May 4, 2010. This acquisition was considered to be a business combination under common control. The share holding percentage of the Company in BTSC is 93.5% (as at September 30, 2010).

For the BTS Group's company structure, please visit Our Corporate Structure page Our Corporate Structure page

BTS Group's business can be classified into four main categories which are:-

  • Mass Transit business; BTSC (the subsidiary) is the sole concessionaire and operator of the BTS SkyTrain Core Network (Green lines), its extensions and the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. BTSG is the controlling partner in the consortium that was awarded the Pink and Yellow monorail line concessions
  • Media business; VGI (the subsidiary) is the Out-of-Home Media company in Thailand. It has an exclusive concession to manage advertising space on the core BTS stations. In addition, VGI has stepped into Out of Home Media segment through holdings in other outdoor advertising companies.
  • Property business; The group focuses on investing in land, residential, commercial and hotels that are in close proximity to - or directly connected with - future or existing mass transit lines to benefit from the “mass transit premium” through its listed associate company U City. The group’s property business is also enhanced by direct or indirect partnerships with leading companies to realise synergies or to access expertise.
  • Services business; The service business provides strategic support to the three primary business sectors

For more information, please visit Our Business page

The Thai Government is prioritising the expansion of Bangkok's mass transit network. The original version of the Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan in Bangkok Metropolitan Region (M-MAP), on which the current master plan is based, was approved by the Cabinet on 9 March 2010. The M-MAP was drafted to develop mass rapid transit systems in Bangkok Metropolitan Region (Bangkok and 5 adjacent provinces consisting of Nakhon Pathom, Pathumthani, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakarn and Samut Sakhon) within a 20-year timespan (from 2010-2029). Subsequently, there have been modifications to the M-MAP under different governments, the current M-MAP sets forth 12 mass transit lines covering a total route length of 515.2km to be completed by 2029.

The BTS Group is in a prime position to compete to participate in the development and / or operation of the extended network. Further, the expanding network will serve the continuous increase in the number of passengers on the original network. BTS Group continues to invest in additional rolling stock and improvements in the signaling system in order to accommodate anticipated growth in ridership. In addition to the expansion of the mass transit network, the BTS Group anticipates organic growth through ongoing trends such as population growth and urbanisation, development of properties alongside the BTS Skytrain route, and migration from overly congested road-based transit to rail-based transit on account of the improved punctuality, reliability and safety records.

For more information about our Mass Transit business, please visit our Mass Transit Business section.

The BTS SkyTrain system is designed to accommodate a maximum of 50,000 passengers per hour per direction. This is achieved when the 6-car trains (the maximum that the platforms are built to accommodate) run at a headway of approximately 2 minutes. Current peak hour capacity (as of December 2017) as measured by 'peak loading' is approximately 25,000 passengers [per hour per direction] for both morning and evening peak hours on the Sukhumvit Line. The peak loading capacity for BTS SkyTrain - Silom Line is approximately 18,000 passengers for both morning and evening peak hours. BTS Group continues to invest in additional rolling stock and improvements in the signaling system in order to accommodate anticipated growth in ridership.

The historical ridership of BTS SkyTrain can be found in the BTS Ridership page.

Currently, our media business is focusing on two main businesses comprising (i) Out of Home (“OOH”) media including Transit, Office, Outdoor, Aviation as well as Activation media and (ii) Digital Services business. The OOH media is mainly benefit from the growth in BTS ridership as well as train and station capacity from new lines of BTS network, the increase in number of office buildings, upside from digitisation of Outdoor media. Digital Services is mainly benefit from the expansion of offline and online merchant network, however, this business unit is in well positioned to capture synergies from existing OOH media platform across the group.

For more information about our media business, please visit our Media business section.

The Group focuses on developing or acquiring residential and commercial properties predominantly in close proximity to - or directly connected with - future or existing mass transit lines to benefit from the “mass transit premium” through various partnerships

For more information about our Property business, please visit our Property business section.

Our services business division is designed to provide strategic support for the Group's core business operation. For example, Bangkok Smartcard System Company Limited (BSS) is developing a common ticket system for the mass transit system in Bangkok. This is intended to speed up ridership flow through the ticket barrier as well as enhance customer's satisfaction. Further, Hip Hing Construction (Thailand) is a construction management joint venture that was established with Hip Hing (Hong Kong) in order to bring construction expertise to the Group's projects. For more information about our services section, please visit the Services business section

The BTS Group's fiscal year runs from 1st April - 31st March. Our earnings release date for
1Q (1st April - 30th June) is within August, for 2Q (1st July - 30th September) is within November,
for 3Q (1st October - 31st December) is within February, and for 4Q (1st January - 31st March) is within May. For historical earnings data, please visit our "Financial Statement" page.

The Company has a policy of paying dividend at the rate of no less than 50% of net profit after tax in accordance with the Company's financial statements (on a standalone basis). The Company shall pay dividend in the following fiscal year taking into consideration the cash flow from the operation of the business. The annual dividend payment announcement must be approved at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. As for the interim dividend payment, the Company's Board of Directors may deem it appropriate to pay interim dividend if the Company has sufficient profits and working capital for business operation after the interim dividend payment. The Board of Directors has the responsibility to inform shareholders of the payment in the subsequent shareholders meeting.

For more information about our dividend policy, please visit Dividends page.

Our registrar is Thailand Securities Depository Co., Ltd. (TSD). They keep records of our company's register of shareholders including name, address, and number of shares held.

You can find the contact information of TSD in Contact Our Registrar page

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