Top 30 companies from Malaysia’s KLCI

Malaysia's 30 largest listed companies

Aggregated in Malaysia’s FBM KLCI index – the main stock index of Malaysia -, the 30 largest public listed companies individually and collectively influence heavily the economy of Malaysia, Southeast Asia and the world. This handy list presents these economic giants and their activities, together with useful links.

List of the 30 components of the KLCI index

Bursa Malaysia logoLarge companies often become Public Limited Companies (PLC) to gain access to capital from stock markets. Limited companies in Malaysia (public or not) have to bear the mention “Berhad”, meaning “Limited” to show that their liability is limited to their capital.

In Malaysia, publicly listed companies are quoted in the Bursa Malaysia stock exchange, in charge of the trading of stocks and enforcing rules to ensure proper market conditions. Bursa Malaysia is a member of the ASEAN Exchanges.

To enhance trading and appreciation of the Malaysian market, the stock prices of the thirty largest public listed companies of Malaysia are compiled together to form the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index – abbreviated FBM KLCI or simply KLCI -, a capitalization-weighted index that is widely accepted as the reference index in Malaysia.

The FBM KLCI index

The real time quotation of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index – FBM KLCI – can be followed from Bursa Malaysia’s website and also through the convenient graphical tools from Yahoo FinanceBloomberg or the ASEAN Exchanges. For more information on the KLCI index and the up-to-date weights of each stock, check the information from the FTSE website.

Snapshot of FBM KLCI as of 17/11/15 from Yahoo Finance

Details of the top 30 largest listed companies of Malaysia

To provide a good overview of these market leaders, the list of the thirty companies that compose the KLCI index – the thirty largest PLC’s of Malaysia -, has been aggregated with presentations of each company’s activities, direct links to their websites and stock prices live charts from Bursa Malaysia.

Note that while some of these companies are subsidiaries from a same common group, several of these Malaysian companies, including some of these subsidiaries, are also some of the largest companies in Southeast Asia.

To learn more on the top public listed companies of Southeast Asia, check the lists of top companies in other major ASEAN countries:

Quick links to the top 30 public companies in Malaysia’s FBM KLCI

To facilitate browsing in this long list, here are links to go directly to the details of any of the FBM KLCI companies.


AMMB Holdings

AmBank Group LogoSector: Finance

AMMB Holdings Berhad is a financial services group subsidiary of AmBank Group, one of the largest banking groups in Malaysia. Its core businesses are retail banking, wholesale banking, Islamic banking, and life and general insurance.

Website: ambankgroup.com – Stock code MYX: 1015


Astro Malaysia Holdings

Astro Malaysia Holdings LogoSector: Media & Publishing

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad is a leading integrated consumer media entertainment group in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Its main business are comprised of four key activities: Pay-TV, Radio, Publications and Digital Media.

Website: astromalaysia.com.my – Stock code MYX: 6399


Axiata Group

Axiata LogoSector: Telecommunications

Axiata Group Berhad is one of the largest telecommunication companies in Asia with over 260 million customers. Axiata is involved in several mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and Singapore and non-mobile telecommunications operations in Pakistan.

Website: axiata.com – Stock code MYX: 6888


British American Tobacco (Malaysia)

British American Tobacco MalaysiaSector: Tobacco

British American Tobacco Malaysia is the country’s largest tobacco company, regrouping a portfolio of successful international brands.

Website: batmalaysia.com – Stock code MYX: 4162


CIMB Group Holdings

CIMB LogoSector: Finance

CIMB Group is a leading universal bank in ASEAN, one of the largest Asian investment banks and one of the world’s largest Islamic banks. Its provides services in consumer banking, commercial banking, wholesale banking, Islamic banking and asset management products and services.

Website: cimb.com – Stock code MYX: 1023


Digi.com

Digi Logo

Sector: Telecommunications

DiGi.Com Berhad provides mobile voice, Internet and digital services to 11 million customers in Malaysia. DiGi.com is part of the Telenor Group, a global telecommunications provider from Norway.

Website: digi.com.my – Stock code MYX: 6947


Felda Global Ventures Holdings

FGV LogoSector: Plantations

Felda Global Ventures Holdings is Malaysia’s leading global agribusiness and is the world’s largest producer of crude palm oil. It operates along six core business clusters: Palm Upstream and Downstream, Rubber, Sugar, R&D and Agri-services, Trading & Marketing, Logistics & Others (TML).

Website: feldaglobal.com – Stock code MYX: 5222


Genting

Genting LogoSector: Conglomerate

Genting Group is a Malaysian holding involved through its investments and subsidiary companies in several countries and sectors, especially: leisure and hospitality (through Genting Malaysia hereafter), plantations and agribusiness, power generation and distribution, exploration and production of oil and gas.

Website: genting.com – Stock code MYX: 3182


Genting Malaysia

Genting Malaysia LogoSector: Real Estate

Genting Malaysia is involved in the leisure and hospitality business through theme parks, gaming, hotels, seaside resorts and entertainment. It is notably managing Resorts World Genting, a family resort and destination of choice in Malaysia situated at the peak of Genting Highlands.

Website: gentingmalaysia.com – Stock code MYX: 4715


Hong Leong Bank

Hong Leong Bank logoSector: Finance

Hong Leong Bank is a bank in Malaysia, member of the Hong Leong Group.

Website: hlb.com.my – Stock code MYX: 5819


Hong Leong Financial

Hong Leong Financial Group logoSector: Finance

Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad is a leading banking and financial services holding company involved in banking and financial services, manufacturing, distribution, property and infrastructure development. Originally from Malaysia, the group has also expanded its activities to Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kobg, Cambodia and China.

Website: hlfg.com.my – Stock code MYX: 1082


IHH Healthcare

IHH Healthcare LogoSector: Healthcare

IHH Healthcare Berhad is a leading international provider of healthcare services in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. IHH Healthcare Berhad is Southeast Asia’s largest private health company and the world’s second largest listed healthcare operator by market capitalization.

Website: ihhhealthcare.com – Stock code MYX: 5225


IOI

IOI Group LogoSector: Plantations

IOI Corporation Berhad, commonly referred to as IOI, is one of Malaysia’s biggest conglomerates. Started from industrial gas manufacturing, IOI then expanded into property development (see IOI Properties) and oil palm plantations.

Website: ioigroup.com – Stock code MYX: 1961


IOI Properties Group

IOI Properties logoSector: Real Estate

IOI Properties Group Berhad is a Malaysian leader in property development, property investment, leisure and hospitality operating in the Klang Valley and Johor in Malaysia, Singapore and Mainland China.

Website: ioiproperties.com.my – Stock code MYX: 5249


Kuala Lumpur Kepong

Kuala Lumpur Kepong LogoSector: Plantations

Still strongly centered upon its original core business of plantation (oil palm and rubber) Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad is a conglomerate that diversified into resource-based manufacturing (oleochemicals, derivatives and specialty chemicals), property development and retailing (personal care products, toiletries and fine foods).

Website: klk.com.my – Stock code MYX: 2445


Malayan Banking

Maybank LogoSector: Finance

Malayan Banking Berhad is the holding company of Maybank Group, a universal bank with branches in Malaysia, Singapore and other financial centers such as London, New York, Hong Kong and Bahrain.

Website: maybank.com – Stock code MYX: 1155


Maxis

Maxis LogoSector: Telecommunications

Maxis Berhad is a leading communications service provider in Malaysia offering communication products, applications and value added services for consumers, large enterprises and small and medium business owners.

Website: maxis.com.my – Stock code MYX: 6012


MISC

MISC LogoSector: Shipping

MISC Berhad is the leading international maritime transportation shipping line of Malaysia, involved in ownership and operation of ships and offshore floating facilities, ships construction, repair and engineering.

Website: misc.com.my – Stock code MYX: 3816


Petronas Chemicals Group

Petronas LogoSector: Petrochemicals & Chemicals

Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad is the leading integrated chemicals producer in Malaysia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia, primarily involved in manufacturing, marketing and selling a diversified range of chemical products, including olefins, polymers, fertilisers, methanol and other basic chemicals and derivative products.

Website: petronaschemicals.com.my – Stock code MYX: 5183


Petronas Dagangan

Petronas LogoSector: Energy & Utilities

Petronas Dagangan Berhad is the principal marketing arm of Petronas. Leading retailer and marketer of downstream oil and gas products, PDB delivers innovative products and differentiated services in its four core businesses of retail, commercial, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and lubricants.

Website: mymesra.com.my – Stock code MYX: 5681


Petronas Gas

Petronas LogoSector: Energy & Utilities

Petronas Gas Berhad’s core businesses are gas processing and utilities and gas transmission. It is also involved in manufacturing, supplying and marketing industrial utilities products and in project management and execution of the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline Project, completed in 2013.

Website: petronasgas.com – Stock code MYX: 6033


PPB Group

PPB Group LogoSector: Food & Beverages

PPB Group Berhad is a diversified conglomerate engaged in food production, agriculture, waste management, film distribution, property investment and development.

Website: ppbgroup.com – Stock code MYX: 4065


Public Bank

Public Bank LogoSector: Finance

Public Bank Berhad is a bank based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia offering financial services in Malaysia as well as the Asia-Pacific region.

Website: pbebank.com – Stock code MYX: 1295


RHB Capital

RHB LogoSector: Finance

RHB Capital Berhad, known as the RHB Banking Group is a fully integrated financial services group providing financial products and services through RHB Bank and its other main subsidiaries.

Website: rhbgroup.com – Stock code MYX: 1066


SapuraKencana Petroleum

SapuraKencana Petroleum LogoSector: Energy & Utilities

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad is a leading global integrated oil and gas services and solutions provider operating in exploration, development, production, rejuvenation, as well as decommissioning and abandonment stages of the oil and gas value chain.

Website: sapurakencana.com – Stock code MYX: 5218


Sime Darby

Sime Darby LogoSector: Conglomerate

Sime Darby Berhad is a major Malaysia-based multinational conglomerate involved in 5 core sectors: plantations (palm oil), property, industrial, motors and energy & utilities.

Website: simedarby.com – Stock code MYX: 4197


Telekom Malaysia

Telekom Malaysia LogoSector: Telecommunications

Telekom Malaysia Berhad is a Malaysian telecommunications company, delivering integrated information and communications group, with a range of communication services and solutions in broadband, data and fixed-line.

Website: tm.com.my – Stock code MYX: 4863


Tenaga Nasional

Tenaga Nasional LogoSector: Energy & Utilities

Tenaga Nasional Berhad is the largest electric utility company in Malaysia and the largest power company in Southeast Asia. Its core activities encompass the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and it operates in Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, India and Indonesia.

Website: tnb.com.my – Stock code MYX: 5347


UMW Holdings

UMX Holdings LogoSector: Conglomerate

UMW Holdings is a leading industrial enterprise with diverse and global interests in the automotive, equipment, manufacturing and engineering, and oil and gas industries. Originally from Malaysia, UMW now also operates in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Taiwan, China, India, Oman and Turkmenistan.

Website: umw.com.my – Stock code MYX: 4588


YTL Corporation

YTL LogoSector: Conglomerate

YTL Corporation Berhad is a conglomerate operating in utilities, construction contracting, cement manufacturing, property development and investment, hotel development and management, e-commerce initiatives and internet-based education solutions and services. It is heavily present abroad with activities in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Japan and China.

Website: ytl.com – Stock code MYX: 4677


Here is a summary of the list of the 30 Malaysian companies in the KLCI index with their name, logo, sector and stock code.

List of the 30 Malaysian companies in the KLCI index, with logo, sector and stock code

Here are the thirty largest PLC of Malaysia. Did you know about them all? Any idea how they should continue expanding their activities in Malaysia, Southeast Asia or the rest of the world?

3 thoughts on “Top 30 companies from Malaysia’s KLCI

  1. Dear sir, can i get the historical evolution of the 30 largest listed companies of Malaysia (the company that listed in KLSE) from 2000 until 2015, or do you have any information for me on where to get that? Thanks for your attention.

    1. Hi!
      Well, the first place to start would be on Bursa Malaysia’s website, otherwise you can check on each company’s website: usually they have a “corporate information” section.
      However it might be difficult to retrieve all the data from 2000 for all companies. Certain business information platforms, such as Bloomberg, Reuters or Yahoo Finance, can probably provide a more centralized and standardized information but their data might not be free of charge.
      Good luck with your search!

    2. Hi Belinda,
      Did you get the historical evaluation of the 30 largest listed companies in Malaysia?
      If you got it already, I would really appreciate if you could tell from where you got that statistics.
      Thank you!

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