May 23, 2024
A MILESTONE — SM Prime marks its 30th anniversary with a record-breaking income and P100 billion investment for 2024. In photo are (L-R) Assistant Corporate Secretary Arthur Sy, Corporate Secretary Atty. Elmer Serrano, Chief Finance Officer and Chief Compliance Officer John Nai Peng Ong, President Jeffrey Lim, Independent Director Atty. Darlene Marie Berberabe, Chairman of the Board Henry Sy Jr., Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director Amando Tetangco Jr., Non-Executive Director Herbert Sy, Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans Sy, and Non-Executive Director Jorge Mendiola. — SM handout photo

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SMPH), the leading integrated property developer in the Philippines, marks its 30th anniversary as a publicly listed company with the announcement of its highest ever recorded income and a P100 billion investment for its partners, stakeholders, and communities they operate in.

With eyes set on the future, SM Prime reaffirms its position as a catalyst for economic development and community advancement.

During the Annual Stockholders Meeting held on April 23, SM Prime announced its highest ever recorded income, reaching P40B in consolidated net income, marking a 33 percent increase from 2022.

The company’s revenues also surged by 21 percent, soaring to P128.1B, a notable growth from the previous year. The consolidated operating income also saw significant growth, rising by 24 percent to P61.3B.

The outstanding performance can be attributed to SM Prime’s mall business, driving 56 percent of consolidated revenues and a 30 percent growth to P71.9B in 2023. This growth was bolstered by a 24 percent increase in mall rental income, amounting to P61.3B.

Moreover, the opening of four new malls in 2023 expanded SM’s retail presence to 85 malls in the Philippines and 8 malls in China.

Meanwhile, SM Prime’s residential business group, led by SM Development Corporation (SMDC), recorded an eight percent growth in revenues to P43.1B in 2023. The residential group’s gross profit rose by 15 percent to P25.4B, with reservation sales standing at P102B.

In addition to its mall and residential businesses, SM Prime’s other key segments, comprising offices, hotels, and convention centers, contributed 10 percent of consolidated revenues, reported P13.1B in revenues in 2023, marking a remarkable 26 percent increase from the previous year.

At the core of SM Prime’s success is its unwavering commitment to shared prosperity in every city where they are present. With a strategic P100B investment capital expenditure in 2024, SM Prime aims to reinvest in its partners, stakeholders, and communities.

SM Prime aims to continuously expand and develop new places for every Filipino to enjoy. Sixty percent will be dedicated to enhancing its malls, development of new residential properties under SMDC, and construction of new hotels and convention centers, while 40 percent will be directed towards acquiring new properties and coastal developments to pave the way for modern, eco-friendly urbanization.

SM Prime has always been committed towards creating a sustainable future. It continues to work towards its goal of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040, aligning with the Department of Energy’s target of reaching a 35 percent renewable energy share by 2030. 

Through partnerships with renewable energy suppliers and organizations like the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, SM Prime endeavors to reduce its environmental footprint and advocate for sustainable practices in all areas of its operations.

SM Supermalls’ SM Cares and SMDC’s The Good Guys also remain actively engaged in various community initiatives, such as conducting community disaster preparedness programs, providing support programs for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, and promoting job generation and entrepreneurship through nationwide job fairs and MSME programs.

Other initiatives include coastal clean-ups, the donation of school buildings and fire trucks, and the organization of eco-camps for youth.

Jeffrey C. Lim, president of SM Prime Holdings shared, “At SM Prime, we’re not just building spaces; we’re cultivating lifetimes of progress and shared growth. Our commitment lies in empowering Filipinos to thrive within their neighborhoods, whether through convenient shopping experiences at SM Supermalls, quality living in SMDC homes, or fulfilling work environments in our office properties. We believe that individual success fuels community prosperity, creating opportunities, and driving the nation’s growth for many years to come.”

SM Prime remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people.

For more information, visit www.smprime.com. – Press release