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Jardine Matheson Hldgs Ltd Half Year Results

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Jardine Matheson Hldgs Ltd

30 July 2020

To: Business Editor 30th July 2020

For immediate release

The following announcement was issued today to a Regulatory Information Service approved by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Half-Yearly Results for the Six Months ended 30th June 2020

Challenging first half, strong balance sheet and solid mid-term prospects

Highlights

   --    All businesses faced challenging market conditions 

-- Underlying profit of US$373 million for the period to 30th June 2020, down 49% against prior year

   --    Some signs of business recovery in second quarter, but the outlook remains uncertain 
   --    Group's balance sheet and funding position remain strong 
   --    Interim dividend declared of USc44.00 per share, unchanged from the same period in 2019 

"As expected, COVID-19 had a significant impact on the Group's results in the first half, with Southeast Asia particularly affected. It is expected that the pandemic will continue to create uncertainty and volatility in the second half, making it difficult to predict full year performance.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all my colleagues across the Group for their continuing dedication, hard work and professionalism during such challenging times.

The Group has a strong balance sheet and liquidity position and will remain vigilant for value-adding opportunities should they arise, despite the uncertain near-term outlook."

   Ben Keswick, Executive   Chairman 

Results

 
                                                                                                   (unaudited) 
                                                                                              Six months ended 
                                                                                                     30th June 
                                                                                            2020          2019  Change 
                                                                                            US$m          US$m       % 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------  ------------  ------ 
  Gross revenue including 100% of 
   associates and joint ventures                                                          44,936        50,274     -11 
 Revenue                                                                                  15,906        20,172     -21 
 Underlying profit* attributable 
  to shareholders                                                                            373           738     -49 
 (Loss)/profit attributable to shareholders                                                (775)         2,254     n/a 
 Shareholders' funds(#)                                                                   28,852        30,351      -5 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------  ------------  ------ 
                                                                                             US$           US$       % 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------  ------------  ------ 
 Underlying earnings per share*                                                             1.01          1.96     -48 
 (Loss)/earnings per share                                                                (2.09)          5.99     n/a 
 Net asset value per share(#)                                                              78.02         81.90      -5 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------  ------------  ------ 
                                                                                             USc           USc       % 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------  ------------  ------ 
 Interim dividend per share                                                                44.00         44.00       - 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------  ------------  ------ 
* The Group uses 'underlying profit' in its internal financial reporting 
 to distinguish between ongoing business performance and non-trading 
 items, as more fully described in note 7 to the condensed financial 
 statements. Management considers this to be a key measure which provides 
 additional information to enhance understanding of the Group's underlying 
 business performance. 
 # At 30th June 2020 and 31st December 2019, respectively. Net asset 
 value per share is based on the book value of shareholders' funds. 
 

The interim dividend of USc44.00 per share will be payable on 14th October 2020 to shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on 21st August 2020 and will be available in cash with a scrip alternative.

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Half-Yearly Results for the Six Months ended 30th June 2020

Chairman's Statement

Overview

The Group's performance and profitability in the first half were significantly impacted by COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed to contain it. Greater China was mainly affected in the first quarter, while Southeast Asia felt the impact of the pandemic increasingly in the second quarter.

With the notable exception of Mandarin Oriental, the Group's major businesses remained profitable in the first half, although at materially lower levels than the same period last year. While there were some signs of recovery in certain of the Group's businesses in the second quarter (including the Group's property development and motors businesses on the Chinese mainland), the possibility of further waves of the pandemic makes it difficult to predict performance in the second half.

Jardines remains resilient and well-positioned to achieve its long-term growth objectives, reflecting the diversity of the Group's businesses, the strength of their underlying business models and the Group's clear strategic aims.

The Group also remains focussed on addressing changes in customer behaviours, some of which may be permanent, and the need for each of its businesses to adapt and align to new situations resulting from COVID-19. The pandemic has further accelerated change and disruption in our markets, and our people and businesses are aiming to respond with speed and agility.

The balance sheet and liquidity of the Group remain robust. Across the Group, extensive actions continue to be taken to manage costs and preserve cash, including operational improvements to ensure the long-term resilience of the business. The Group also has access to substantial undrawn liquidity from committed lending facilities.

Results

The Group's underlying profit for the first six months of 2020 was US$373 million, US$365 million, or 49%, below the corresponding period last year, and underlying earnings per share were down 48% at US $1.01 . The revenue of the Group for the period was 21% lower at US$15.9 billion, while revenue, including 100% of associates and joint ventures, was down 11% at US$44.9 billion.

Within the Group's businesses, Jardine Pacific's performance was slightly down overall compared with the same period last year and it remains a resilient, cash-generative group of businesses. HACTL performed strongly, while the contributions from JEC and Jardine Restaurants were solid. Jardine Schindler and Gammon delivered weaker performances, and the contribution from Aviation Services was significantly lower due to the challenges facing the aviation sector.

Jardine Motors saw its results fall, with the UK business materially impacted by lockdown measures and a weaker performance from Zung Fu on the Chinese mainland and in Hong Kong in the first quarter. There was, however, a higher contribution in the period from the investment in Zhongsheng, relating to its performance for the six months from July to December 2019.

Hongkong Land's office portfolio remained resilient in Hong Kong and Singapore, but the provision of rent relief to tenants negatively impacted Hong Kong retail profit. Profit from Development Properties was lower in all the group's markets due to fewer scheduled completions in the period.

Dairy Farm saw its overall profits fall significantly due to reduced contributions from Health & Beauty, Maxim's and Convenience Stores, all of which have been impacted by the severe decline in tourism and pandemic-related restrictions. There were, however, strong performances from the group's Grocery Retail operations and Home Furnishings business.

Mandarin Oriental recorded a significant loss in the first half of the year, as the majority of the group's hotels were closed throughout the second quarter.

In Southeast Asia, Astra's performance was significantly weaker in the period, with lower contributions from automotive, financial services and heavy equipment and mining, and Jardine Cycle & Carriage ('JC&C') also saw reduced contributions from Thaco and its Motor businesses, which experienced declines in all markets due to the temporary closure of operations.

The Group recorded a non-trading net loss in the first half of US$1,148 million, compared with a non-trading net gain of US$1,516 million in the first half of 2019. This was as a result of the biannual revaluations of investment properties in Hongkong Land - which produced a net revaluation loss of US$933 million as values were suppressed due to lower open market rents - and The Excelsior site, which led to a US$222 million revaluation loss. In the first half of 2019, a US$2.0 billion gain was recognised in the asset revaluation reserves when the site was reclassified as a commercial investment property. The Group recorded a loss attributable to shareholders for the period of US$775 million, compared with a profit of US$2,254 million in 2019.

Financial Position

The balance sheet and liquidity of the Group remain strong. Across the Group, extensive actions continue to be taken to manage costs, preserve cash and increase liquidity, including the reduction, suspension or deferral of non-essential operating and capital expenditure.

Shareholders' funds were US$28.9 billion at 30th June 2020, compared with US$30.4 billion at 31st December 2019. Consolidated net debt excluding financial services companies was US$5.4 billion at 30th June 2020, representing gearing of 9%, compared with 7% at 31st December 2019. The Group had liquidity of US$13.9 billion, consisting of US$7.6 billion in cash reserves and US$6.3 billion in unused, committed debt facilities.

Dividend

The Board has declared an interim dividend of USc44.00 per share, in line with last year. The Board will review the final dividend for the year at the end of the second half.

Business Developments

Planning of Hongkong Land's prime mixed-use site in the West Bund area of Shanghai is underway, with completion expected in multiple phases through to 2027. Subject to relevant approvals by the authorities, the group has conditionally reached agreements with two strategic partners to jointly develop the site and received a prepayment of US$2.3 billion in the first half, with a further amount of US$320 million received in July. The land premium and related costs of US$4.5 billion were paid in the first half.

Dairy Farm's multi-year programme to reshape and reorganise the business, adapting to the changing needs of customers, has never been more relevant and continued to progress during the first half of the year, despite the impact of the pandemic.

This week's launch of Yuu, expected to become Hong Kong's largest loyalty programme, is an important milestone in Dairy Farm's drive to modernise its business and achieve a digital transformation of the group. The Yuu programme will be a key enabler of Dairy Farm's objective of adopting a more customer-centric approach across all its banners and driving enhanced levels of consumer engagement. The divestment of Wellcome Taiwan is expected to complete by the end of the year.

Mandarin Oriental signed one new management contract in the period, for a hotel and residences in Vienna, which are scheduled to open in 2023.

In May 2020, Astra completed the sale of its 44.56% stake in Permata Bank for net consideration of US$1.1 billion. The disposal, which followed the sale of the Group's interest in Jardine Lloyd Thompson in 2019, has further reduced our exposure to a high risk sector, realised a significant gain for the Group and helped ensure that the business remains well-capitalised at both the Astra and Jardine Matheson levels.

People

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of employees during the pandemic is a top priority and the Group's businesses have adopted a range of appropriate health and safety measures.

Support from governments in a number of our key markets has helped maintain employment.

We would like to thank all our colleagues for their continuing dedication, hard work and professionalism during this challenging time.

As planned and announced earlier in the year, I stepped down as Group Managing Director on 15th June 2020 and was succeeded by John Witt, formerly Group Finance Director. Graham Baker joined the Board and was appointed as Group Finance Director with effect from 15th June 2020. I will continue as Group Chairman and look forward to working with John, Graham and the wider leadership team in the coming years.

Outlook

The pandemic continues to create uncertainty and volatility and trading conditions in the second half are expected to continue to be challenging. While there were some signs of recovery in certain of the Group's businesses in the second quarter, the possibility of further waves of the pandemic make it difficult to predict performance in the second half.

The Group is focussed both on driving operational performance across its businesses and on identifying and taking the potential opportunities which are emerging from the pandemic to drive future growth. The Group's strong balance sheet, long-term perspective and liquidity will position it well to take advantage of these opportunities as they arise.

Ben Keswick

Executive Chairman

Operating Review

Jardine Pacific

Jardine Pacific reported an underlying net profit of US$53 million in the first half, compared with US$56 million in the equivalent period in 2019. The group remains resilient and cash-generative. HACTL performed strongly and saw cargo throughput maintained, and JEC had a solid start to the year, with improved performances both in Hong Kong and regionally. Jardine Restaurants saw mixed results across its banners, with strong delivery sales for Pizza Hut in Hong Kong and Taiwan - thanks to a quick pivot towards this by management - but weaker performances in its other banners due to the impact of the pandemic. Gammon's contribution was lower, with slower progress on several projects, while Jardine Schindler also saw a number of projects in Southeast Asia delayed, leading to a reduced contribution in the period. Jardine Aviation Services delivered significantly lower results due to the substantial fall in flight volumes, which is expected to continue in the second half.

Jardine Motors

Jardine Motors saw its underlying net profit for the first half fall by 43% to US$61 million. Zung Fu on the Chinese mainland experienced a challenging first quarter, as factories and showrooms closed due to the pandemic, the supply chain was disrupted and there were lower margins from aftersales services. The second quarter saw some recovery in demand, but it is difficult to predict future performance given the uncertainty over the future impact of the pandemic. Zung Fu in Hong Kong also saw poor margins in the period due to weaker consumer sentiment. The United Kingdom business was materially impacted by lockdown measures and made a loss in the first half. Conditions in the UK market are expected to remain challenging in the second half.

There was a higher contribution from the investment in Zhongsheng, relating to its performance for the six months from July to December 2019.

Hongkong Land

Hongkong Land's underlying profit attributable to shareholders for the first six months was US$353 million, down 24% from the equivalent period in 2019 . There was a loss attributable to shareholders of US$1,828 million after accounting for a net non-cash loss of US$2,180 million arising on the biannual revaluation of investment properties, due to lower open market rents. This compares with a profit attributable to shareholders of US$411 million in the first half of 2019, which included a net revaluation loss of US$55 million. The group's financial position remains robust, with a strong balance sheet and liquidity.

The group's office portfolio in Hong Kong remained resilient, despite subdued leasing activity, with vacancy at 5% at the end of June 2020 (4.5% on a committed basis), compared to 2.9% at the end of 2019. The Central retail portfolio was negatively impacted in the first half by deteriorating consumer sentiment and various measures introduced in Hong Kong to contain the pandemic. Vacancy of 0.4% on both a physical and committed basis was virtually unchanged compared to 0.3% at the end of 2019.

In Singapore, rental reversions remained positive in the group's office portfolio in the first half and vacancy was 1.5% at the end of June 2020 (1% on a committed basis), compared with 5% at the end of 2019.

In Shanghai, planning of Hongkong Land's prime mixed-use site along the Huangpu River in the Xuhui District is underway, with completion expected in multiple phases through to 2027. The project will substantially expand Hongkong Land's portfolio and provide it with a significant presence in the predominant commercial hub of the Chinese mainland, complementing its large-scale presence in the other key Asian financial centres of Hong Kong and Singapore.

Since securing the site and subject to relevant approvals by the authorities, the group has conditionally reached agreements with two strategic partners to jointly develop the site, receiving a prepayment of US$2.3 billion in the first half with a further amount of US$320 million received in July. The land premium and related costs of US$4.5 billion were paid in the first half. The project will be funded by a combination of internal resources and external funding.

On the Chinese mainland, as anticipated the profit contribution from Development Properties in the first half of 2020 decreased compared to the first half of 2019 due to fewer sales completions. Market sentiment in the group's core markets started to recover in the second quarter, following the temporary closure of all sales galleries and the suspension of construction activities for some two months in the first quarter as a result of the impact of the pandemic. At 30th June 2020, the Group had US$2,183 million in sold but unrecognised contracted sales, compared with US$1,860 million at the end of 2019.

The profit contribution from the Singapore business in the first half of 2020 was lower than in the first half of 2019, as sales galleries and construction activities there were also suspended as a result of the pandemic. The 309-unit Margaret Ville development is 92% pre-sold, whilst pre-sales at the 1,404-unit Parc Esta and the 638-unit Leedon Green projects have performed well under current market conditions. The group's attributable interest in contracted sales was US$301 million in the first half of 2020, compared to US$255 million and US$414 million in the first and second halves of 2019, respectively.

In the rest of Southeast Asia, construction activities at the group's projects have largely been suspended or curtailed since April and market sentiment remains subdued.

Dairy Farm

Dairy Farm saw sales of US$5.2 billion for the period by its subsidiaries, 9% lower than the prior year. Underlying profit was US$105 million, 40% lower than the same period last year.

In Health and Beauty, performance in North Asia was materially affected by a continuing lack of overseas tourist customers in Hong Kong, despite the business initially seeing strong demand for personal protection equipment. The Southeast Asia business performed well in the first quarter but was then impacted as social distancing requirements began to take effect towards the end of the first quarter.

The Convenience Stores business was impacted in the period by movement restrictions and physical distancing requirements, as well as temporary store closures on the Chinese mainland and reduced customer numbers in Hong Kong and Singapore. Performance improved over the course of the first half in Hong Kong and on the Chinese mainland in particular, as various lockdown restrictions eased, but it is difficult to predict performance for the rest of the year given uncertainty over the future impact of the pandemic. Recovery in Singapore has lagged behind that in North Asia.

Maxim's, the group's 50%-owned associate, saw a significant reduction in customer numbers and a number of temporary store closures, and reported a loss for the first half. The performance of the business improved over the course of the second quarter, as pandemic-related restrictions eased, but any return of restrictions which reduce customer levels or require further temporary closures of its outlets will impact future performance.

The Grocery Retail business saw improved profits. The strong performance was underpinned by the ongoing execution of the group's transformation plan and improvement programmes, as well as changing customer behaviours as a result of the pandemic. The strong turnaround momentum continued in Singapore and Malaysia as the execution of improvement programmes and the group's space optimisation plan both made a positive contribution, and there were encouraging performances from new upscale formats and refreshed stores. Market conditions in Indonesia remained challenging. The divestment of Wellcome Taiwan is expected to complete by the end of the year.

There was also a good performance from Home Furnishings, which saw strong contributions from new stores, enhancements in the margin mix and lower cost of goods in the period outweigh the impact on customer visits of pandemic-related restrictions, including temporary store closures.

Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental recorded a significant underlying loss of US$102 million for the first half of the year, compared with a profit of US$11 million in the equivalent period in 2019, despite implementing a number of cost containment measures. In Europe and America, all of the group's hotels were closed from late March onwards. Hotels in Asia and the Middle East mostly remained open during the first half but operated at very low occupancy levels once anti-pandemic restrictions and border controls were imposed. Combined total revenue of hotels under management fell by 57% in the first half compared to the equivalent period last year, with the majority of this decline occurring in the second quarter, which saw an 86% decline against the prior year.

The group's flagship Hong Kong hotel remained open, but with single-digit percentage occupancy levels for most of the second quarter, and it made a loss during the first half. It did, however, benefit from a partial recovery in food and beverage business when government anti-pandemic measures were relaxed.

The group's hotels on the Chinese mainland saw a recovery in occupancy levels in June to around 40%, and elsewhere a number of the group's hotels have begun to reopen in anticipation of some demand but, in many cases, this demand is expected to remain low and not in line with normal market conditions. Overall a material recovery in business levels is not expected until 2021 at the earliest and a significant further loss is likely in the second half of the year.

Jardine Cycle & Carriage

Jardine Cycle & Carriage reported an underlying profit for the period of US$138 million, 66% lower than the equivalent period last year. Profit attributable to shareholders fell by 30% to US$301 million. The pandemic is expected to continue to adversely impact performance for the rest of the year.

Astra's contribution to underlying profit fell by 47% to US$171 million. There were significantly weaker performances from its automotive, financial services and heavy equipment and mining operations.

The contribution from JC&C's Direct Motor Interests and Thaco fell materially as automotive operations were forced to close during the second quarter due to lockdown restrictions.

Thaco saw sales and margins impacted as a result of the difficult market conditions. The contribution by Cycle & Carriage Singapore was 95% lower than the same period last year, as the business was impacted by a material reduction in the overall passenger car market in Singapore and its market share also fell. Tunas Ridean's contribution was 70% lower due to weaker performances across its automotive, consumer finance and rental operations. In Malaysia, Cycle & Carriage Bintang reported a higher loss than in the same period last year, as sales and margins both fell. M arket conditions are expected to remain difficult for the remainder of the year.

There was a 5% lower contribution from Siam City Cement in Thailand, reflecting weaker domestic performance, which was partially offset by an improved contribution from its regional operations, primarily in Vietnam. The contribution from Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation in Vietnam was also lower, with weaker performances from its power and water investments and its M&E business, partially offset by stronger real estate contributions.

Vinamilk produced dividend income of US$12 million in the period, compared to US$28 million in the same period last year , which included the 2019 interim dividend. Vinamilk's 2020 interim dividend will be recognised later in the year. The business reported a slightly higher profit in the first half, in local currency terms, as domestic dairy and exports continued to grow.

Astra

Excluding the gain on the disposal of its investment in Permata Bank, Astra reported net profit equivalent to US$372 million, under Indonesian accounting standards, 44% lower in its reporting currency. This was mainly due to significantly lower contributions from its automotive, financial services and heavy equipment and mining businesses, partially offset by its agribusiness.

The pandemic containment measures implemented across Indonesia caused severe disruption to Astra's operations, including the temporary closure of its automotive manufacturing and distribution operations. There was also a significant rise in the number of restructured loans in its financial services businesses, in response to government operating requirements. In addition, depressed coal prices led to a deterioration in Astra's heavy equipment, mining contracting and mining businesses.

Net income from Astra's automotive business fell by 79% to US$48 million, mainly due to a substantial fall in sales volumes, especially in the second quarter. The overall wholesale car market declined by 46% in the first half and Astra's car sales were 45% lower, although it maintained its market share. The wholesale motorcycle market declined by 42% in the period. Astra's Honda motorcycle sales fell by 40%, but its market share increased from 75% to 77%. Components business Astra Otoparts reported a net loss of US$20 million, compared with a profit of US$17 million in the same period last year, mainly due to lower revenues from the original equipment manufacturer and replacement market segments. Market conditions are expected to remain difficult for the remainder of the year.

Net income from Astra's financial services division fell by 25% to US$142 million, primarily due to increased loan loss provisions to cover higher non-performing loan losses in the consumer and heavy equipment-focused finance businesses. Consumer finance businesses saw a 16%, decrease in the amounts financed and the net income contribution from the car-focused finance companies decreased by 24%, while the contribution from the motorcycle-focused financing business fell by 25%. In both cases this was caused by higher loan loss provisioning, as non-performing loans increased. Heavy equipment-focused finance operations saw a 14% decrease in the amounts financed. General insurance company Asuransi Astra Buana reported a 4% decrease in net income to US$35 million, caused by lower underwriting income.

In May 2020, Astra completed its sale of its 44.56% stake in Permata Bank for a net consideration of US$1.1 billion.

Net income from Astra's Heavy Equipment, Mining, Construction and Energy division decreased by 29% to US$160 million, mainly due to lower heavy equipment sales and mining contracting volume caused by weaker coal prices. Market conditions are expected to remain challenging for the rest of the year. United Tractors reported a 28% decrease in net income, while Komatsu heavy equipment sales fell by 56%, and parts and service revenues were also lower. Mining contracting operations reported lower overburden removal volume and lower coal production. Coal mining subsidiaries achieved higher coal sales but were affected by lower coal prices. Agincourt Resources saw 4% lower gold sales. General contractor Acset Indonusa, however, reported a 38% lower net loss of US$17 million, mainly due to reduced funding costs.

Astra's infrastructure and logistics division reported a net loss of US$6 million for the first half, compared to a net profit of US$6 million for the same period in 2019, mainly due to lower toll road revenues caused by lower traffic volumes. Serasi Autoraya's net income decreased by 62% to US$2 million, primarily as a result of lower operating margins, despite a 3% increase in vehicles under leasing contract and higher used car sales.

Net income from Astra's Agribusiness division increased significantly to US$21 million, due to higher crude palm oil prices, especially in the first quarter.

Net income from Astra's information technology division was 64% lower, primarily due to lower revenues in Astra Graphia's document solution and office service businesses.

The group's property division saw net income increase, mainly due to higher occupancy at Menara Astra and earnings recognised from its development project, Asya Residences .

 
 
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited 
 Consolidated Profit and Loss 
 Account 
 
 
                                                                                           (unaudited) 
                                                                                   Six months ended 30th June                             Year ended 31st December 
                                                                                2020                                 2019                                 2019 
 
 
                                                            Underlying                           Underlying                           Underlying 
                                                              business   Non-trading               business   Non-trading               business   Non-trading 
                                                           performance         items     Total  performance         items     Total  performance         items     Total 
                                                                  US$m          US$m      US$m         US$m          US$m      US$m         US$m          US$m      US$m 
 
 
Revenue (note 2)                                                15,906             -    15,906       20,172             -    20,172      40 ,922             -   40 ,922 
Net operating costs (note 
 3)                                                           (14,736)           333  (14,403)     (18,319)         1,556  (16,763)     (36,931)         1,576  (35,355) 
Change in fair value 
 of investment properties                                            -       (2,397)   (2,397)            -          (57)      (57)            -         (832)     (832) 
                                                              --------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  -------- 
 
Operating profit                                                 1,170       (2,064)     (894)        1,853         1,499     3,352       3 ,991           744    4 ,735 
Net financing charges 
 
 
  *    financing charges                                         (343)             -     (343)        (395)             -     (395)        (787)             -     (787) 
 
  *    financing income                                            117             -       117          117             -       117          253             -       253 
 
 
                                                                 (226)             -     (226)        (278)             -     (278)        (534)             -     (534) 
Share of results of associates 
 and joint ventures (note 
 4) 
 
 
  *    before change in fair value of investment properties        225          (57)       168          544             2       546        1,221            20    1, 241 
 
  *    change in fair value of investment properties                 -         (135)     (135)            -          (10)      (10)            -          (11)      (11) 
 
 
                                                                   225         (192)        33          544           (8)       536        1,221             9     1,230 
 
Profit/(loss) before 
 tax                                                             1,169       (2,256)   (1,087)        2,119         1,491     3,610        4,678           753   5 , 431 
                                                                                                                                           ( 941                   ( 957 
Tax (note 5)                                                     (239)            11     (228)        (391)           (1)     (392)            )          (16)         ) 
                                                              --------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  -------- 
 
Profit/(loss) after tax                                            930       (2,245)   (1,315)        1,728         1,490     3,218        3,737           737   4 , 474 
                                                              --------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  -------- 
 
Attributable to: 
Shareholders of the Company 
 (notes 6 & 7)                                                     373       (1,148)     (775)          738         1,516     2,254        1,589         1,249    2 ,838 
Non-controlling interests                                          557       (1,097)     (540)          990          (26)       964       2 ,148         (512)    1 ,636 
                                                              --------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  -------- 
 
                                                                   930       (2,245)   (1,315)        1,728         1,490     3,218        3,737           737   4 , 474 
                                                              --------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  --------  -----------  ------------  -------- 
 
                                                                   US$                     US$          US$                     US$          US$                     US$ 
 
 
Earnings/(loss) per share 
 (note 6) 
- basic                                                           1.01                  (2.09)         1.96                    5.99         4.23                  7 . 56 
- diluted                                                         1.01                  (2.09)         1.96                    5.99         4.23                  7 . 56 
                                                              --------                --------  -----------                --------  -----------                -------- 
 
 
 
 
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited 
 Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive 
 Income 
 
 
                                                          (unaudited)  Year ended 
                                                     Six months ended        31st 
                                                            30th June    December 
                                                        2020     2019        2019 
                                                        US$m     US$m        US$m 
 
 
(Loss)/profit for the period                         (1,315)    3,218     4 , 474 
Other comprehensive (expense)/income 
 
 
Items that will not be reclassified 
 to profit or loss: 
                                                              ------- 
 
Remeasurements of defined benefit 
 plans                                                   (1)      (1)           6 
Net revaluation surplus before 
 transfer to investment properties 
- right-of-use assets                                      -    2,943       2,943 
Tax on items that will not be reclassified               (1)        1           2 
 
 
                                                         (2)    2,943       2,951 
Share of other comprehensive expense 
 of associates and joint ventures                        (3)        -         (5) 
                                                  ----------  -------  ---------- 
 
                                                         (5)    2,943       2,946 
Items that may be reclassified 
 subsequently to profit or loss: 
 
Net exchange translation differences 
                                                  ----------  -------  ---------- 
 
- net (loss)/gain arising during 
 the period                                            (128)      257         489 
- transfer to profit and loss                              6       55          58 
 
 
                                                       (122)      312         547 
Revaluation of other investments 
 at fair value 
  through other comprehensive income 
                                                  ----------  -------  ---------- 
 
- net (loss)/ g ain arising during 
 the period                                              (3)       14          20 
- transfer to profit and loss                            (3)        -         (1) 
 
 
                                                         (6)       14          19 
Cash flow hedges 
                                                  ----------  -------  ---------- 
 
- net loss arising during the period                    (60)     (52)        (92) 
- transfer to profit and loss                              4      (4)         (5) 
 
 
                                                        (56)     (56)        (97) 
Tax relating to items that may 
 be reclassified                                           2       18          29 
Share of other comprehensive (expense)/income 
 of associates and joint ventures                      (401)      202         282 
                                                  ----------  -------  ---------- 
 
                                                       (583)      490         780 
 
 
Other comprehensive (expense)/income 
 for the period, net of tax                            (588)    3,433       3,726 
                                                  ----------  -------  ---------- 
 
Total comprehensive (expense)/income 
 for the period                                      (1,903)    6,651      8 ,200 
                                                  ----------  -------  ---------- 
 
Attributable to: 
Shareholders of the Company                            (997)    4,480      5 ,201 
Non-controlling interests                              (906)    2,171     2 , 999 
                                                  ----------  -------  ---------- 
 
                                                     (1,903)    6,651      8 ,200 
  ----------------------------------------------  ----------  -------  ---------- 
 
 
 
 
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited 
 Consolidated Balance Sheet 
 
 
                                                 (unaudited)    At 31st 
                                                At 30th June   December 
                                         2020           2019       2019 
                                         US$m           US$m       US$m 
 
 
Assets 
Intangible assets                       2,785          2,788     2 ,849 
Tangible assets                         6,988          7,251      7,379 
Right-of-use assets                     5,036          5,203      5,129 
Investment properties                  39,707         38,038     37,377 
Bearer plants                             483            499        503 
Associates and joint ventures          14,119         15,138     15,640 
Other investments                       2,582          2,800      2,720 
Non-current debtors                     3,326          3,156      3,045 
Deferred tax assets                       445            427        457 
Pension assets                              2              6          3 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
Non-current assets                     75,473         75,306    75 ,102 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
Properties for sale                     2,358          2,424      2,441 
Stocks and work in progress             3,277          3,749      3,824 
Current debtors                         6,769          8,240     8 ,196 
Current investments                        40             37         29 
Current tax assets                        174            211        253 
Bank balances and other liquid 
 funds 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
- non-financial services companies      7,326          6,255     6 ,927 
- financial services companies            241            241        256 
 
 
                                        7,567          6,496     7 ,183 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
Current assets                         20,185         21,157     21,926 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total assets                           95,658         96,463    97 ,028 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
 
 
Equity 
Share capital                             183            184        183 
Share premium and capital reserves         32             68         32 
Revenue and other reserves             33,919         35,102     35,418 
                                                                  ( 5 , 
Own shares held                       (5,282)        (5,282)      282 ) 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
Shareholders' funds                    28,852         30,072     30,351 
Non-controlling interests              33,433         34,118    34, 720 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
Total equity                           62,285         64,190     65,071 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
Liabilities 
Long-term borrowings 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
- non-financial services companies      8,721          7,074      6,976 
- financial services companies          1,426          1,803     1, 697 
 
 
                                       10,147          8,877      8,673 
Non-current lease liabilities           3,167          3,390      3,260 
Deferred tax liabilities                  728            717        789 
Pension liabilities                       471            436        462 
Non-current creditors                     407            351        356 
Non-current provisions                    306            293        314 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
Non-current liabilities                15,226         14,064    13 ,854 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
Current creditors                      10,586         10,411      9,893 
Current borrowings 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
- non-financial services companies      4,051          4,452     4 ,737 
- financial services companies          2,049          1,820    1 , 853 
 
 
                                        6,100          6,272     6 ,590 
Current lease liabilities                 927            943        902 
Current tax liabilities                   358            387        540 
Current provisions                        176            196        178 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
Current liabilities                    18,147         18,209   1 8 ,103 
 
 
Total liabilities                      33,373         32,273    31 ,957 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
 
Total equity and liabilities           95,658         96,463    97 ,028 
                                      -------  -------------  --------- 
 
 
 
 
 
Jardine Matheson 
Holdings Limited 
Consolidated 
Statement of 
Changes 
in Equity 
 
 
                                                                                                  Attributable 
                                                                                                            to     Attributable 
                                                              Asset                          Own  shareholders               to 
                    Share    Share   Capital   Revenue  revaluation   Hedging  Exchange   shares        of the  non-controlling    Total 
                  capital  premium  reserves  reserves     reserves  reserves  reserves     held       Company        interests   equity 
                     US$m     US$m      US$m      US$m         US$m      US$m      US$m     US$m          US$m             US$m     US$m 
 
 
Six months ended 
30th June 2020 
(unaudited) 
At 1st January 
 2020                 183        -        32    34,903        2,167      (22)   (1,630)  (5,282)        30,351           34,720   65,071 
Total 
 comprehensive 
 expense                -        -         -     (779)            -      (48)     (170)        -         (997)            (906)  (1,903) 
Dividends paid 
 by the Company 
 (note 8)               -        -         -     (474)            -         -         -        -         (474)               83    (391) 
Dividends paid 
 to 
 non-controlling 
 interests              -        -         -         -            -         -         -        -             -            (439)    (439) 
Employee share 
 option schemes         -        -         1         -            -         -         -        -             1                -        1 
Scrip issued in 
 lieu of 
 dividends              1      (1)         -        97            -         -         -        -            97                -       97 
Repurchase of 
 shares               (1)        -         -     (126)            -         -         -        -         (127)                -    (127) 
Subsidiaries 
 disposed of            -        -         -         -            -         -         -        -             -             (14)     (14) 
Capital 
 contribution 
 from 
 non-controlling 
 interests              -        -         -         -            -         -         -        -             -                1        1 
Change in 
 interests in 
 subsidiaries           -        -         -         8            -         -         -        -             8              (8)        - 
Change in 
 interests in 
 associates 
 and joint 
 ventures               -        -         -       (7)            -         -         -        -           (7)              (4)     (11) 
Transfer                -        1       (1)         -            -         -         -        -             -                -        - 
 
At 30th June 
 2020                 183        -        32    33,622        2,167      (70)   (1,800)  (5,282)        28,852           33,433   62,285 
                  -------  -------  --------  --------  -----------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ---------------  ------- 
 
Six months ended 
30th June 2019 
(unaudited) 
At 1st January 
 2019                 184       36       182    32,739          213      (20)   (2,020)  (5,245)        26,069           32,729   58,798 
Total 
 comprehensive 
 income                 -        -         -     2,250        1,954       (4)       280        -         4,480            2,171    6,651 
Dividends paid 
 by the Company 
 (note 8)               -        -         -     (481)            -         -         -        -         (481)               84    (397) 
Dividends paid 
 to 
 non-controlling 
 interests              -        -         -         -            -         -         -        -             -            (695)    (695) 
Employee share 
 option schemes         -        -         3         -            -         -         -        -             3                -        3 
Scrip issued in 
 lieu of 
 dividends              -        -         -        97            -         -         -        -            97                -       97 
Increase in own 
 shares held            -        -         -         -            -         -         -     (37)          (37)               37        - 
Capital 
 contribution 
 from 
 non-controlling 
 interests              -        -         -         -            -         -         -        -             -               15       15 
Change in 
 interests in 
 subsidiaries           -        -         -      (45)            -         -         -        -          (45)            (216)    (261) 
Change in 
 interests in 
 associates 
 and joint 
 ventures               -        -         -      (14)            -         -         -        -          (14)              (7)     (21) 
Transfer                -        -     (153)       153            -         -         -        -             -                -        - 
 
At 30th June 
 2019                 184       36        32    34,699        2,167      (24)   (1,740)  (5,282)        30,072           34,118   64,190 
                  -------  -------  --------  --------  -----------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ---------------  ------- 
 
 
 
Year ended 31st 
December 2019 
At 1st January 
 2019             1 84    36    182  32 ,739    213   (20)  (2,020)  (5,245)  26,069  32 ,729  58 ,798 
Total 
 comprehensive 
 income              -     -      -   2 ,859  1,954    (2)      390        -  5 ,201  2 , 999   8 ,200 
Dividends paid                         ( 646                                   ( 646 
 by the Company      -     -      -        )      -      -        -        -       )      113    (533) 
Dividends paid 
 to 
 non-controlling                                                                        ( 964    ( 964 
 interests           -     -      -        -      -      -        -        -       -        )        ) 
Unclaimed 
 dividends 
 forfeited           -     -      -        1      -      -        -        -       1        -        1 
Issue of shares      -     3      -        -      -      -        -        -       3        -        3 
Employee share 
 option schemes      -     -      4        -      -      -        -        -       4        -        4 
Scrip issued in 
 lieu of 
 dividends           1   (1)      -      133      -      -        -        -     133        -      133 
Repurchase of 
 shares            (2)  (40)      -    (286)      -      -        -        -   (328)        -    (328) 
Increase in own 
 shares held         -     -      -        -      -      -        -     (37)    (37)       37        - 
Subsidiaries 
 acquired            -     -      -        -      -      -        -        -       -       14       14 
Capital 
 contribution 
 from 
 non-controlling 
 interests           -     -      -        -      -      -        -        -       -       18       18 
Change in 
 interests in 
 subsidiaries        -     -      -     (50)      -      -        -        -    (50)    (227)    (277) 
Change in 
 interests in 
 associates 
 and joint 
 ventures            -     -      -        1      -      -        -        -       1        1        2 
Transfer             -     2  (154)      152      -      -        -        -       -        -        - 
                  ----  ----  -----  -------  -----  -----  -------  -------  ------  -------  ------- 
 
At 31st December                                                       ( 5 , 
 2019              183     -    3 2  34 ,903  2,167  ( 22)  (1,630)    282 )  30,351  34, 720   65,071 
                  ----  ----  -----  -------  -----  -----  -------  -------  ------  -------  ------- 
 
 
 
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited 
 Consolidated Cash Flow Statement 
 
 
                                                       (unaudited) 
                                                  Six months ended      Year ended 
                                                         30th June   31st December 
                                                    2020      2019            2019 
                                                    US$m      US$m            US$m 
 
 
Operating activities 
                                               ---------  --------  -------------- 
 
Cash generated from operations                     2,624     2,411          5 ,269 
Interest received                                    103        90             186 
Interest and other financing charges 
 paid                                              (359)     (390)           (759) 
                                                                             ( 964 
Tax paid                                           (503)     (547)               ) 
                                               ---------  --------  -------------- 
 
                                                   1,865     1,564          3 ,732 
Dividends from associates and joint 
 ventures                                            131       384           1,133 
 
 
Cash flows from operating activities               1,996     1,948          4 ,865 
 
Investing activities 
                                               ---------  --------  -------------- 
 
Purchase of subsidiaries                            (21)         -            (28) 
Purchase of associates and joint ventures 
 (note 10(a))                                      (151)     (639)         (1,088) 
Purchase of other investments (note 
 10(b))                                            (220)     (279)           (409) 
Purchase of intangible assets                       (64)     (124)           (224) 
Purchase of tangible assets                        (338)     (648)         (1,234) 
Additions to right-of-use assets                    (23)      (51)            (60) 
Additions to investment properties (note                                     ( 171 
 10(c))                                          (4,562)      (73)               ) 
Additions to bearer plants                          (16)      (21)          ( 44 ) 
Advance to and repayment to associates 
 and joint ventures (note 10(d))                   (139)     (410)         (1,025) 
Advance from and repayment from associates 
 and joint ventures (note 10(e))                     340       321             920 
Advance received on conditional sale 
 of a subsidiary in Hongkong Land (note 
 10(c))                                            2,252         -               - 
Sale of subsidiaries                                  48         -              60 
Sale of Jardine Lloyd Thompson (note 
 7)                                                    -     2,084           2,084 
Sale of other associates and joint ventures 
 (note 10(f))                                      1,138         3               3 
Sale of other investments (note 10(g))               188       204             450 
Sale of intangible assets                              1         -               - 
Sale of tangible assets                               29         9              63 
Sale of right-of-use assets                            -         1               3 
Sale of investment properties                         11         -               - 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities             (1,527)       377           (700) 
 
Financing activities 
                                               ---------  --------  -------------- 
 
Issue of shares                                        -         -               3 
Capital contribution from non-controlling 
 interests                                             1        15              18 
Change in interests in subsidiaries 
 (note 10(h))                                          -     (246)           (277) 
Purchase of own shares                             (127)         -           (328) 
Drawdown of borrowings                             4,729     5,093           8,593 
Repayment of borrowings                          (3,581)   (4,227)         (7,669) 
Principal elements of lease payments               (498)     (502)         (1,016) 
Dividends paid by the Company                      (294)     (300)           (400) 
                                                                             ( 964 
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests        (289)     (692)               ) 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities                (59)     (859)         (2,040) 
                                               ---------  --------  -------------- 
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents            410     1,466           2,125 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning 
 of period                                         7,157     4,953          4 ,953 
Effect of exchange rate changes                     (33)        58              79 
                                               ---------  --------  -------------- 
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of 
 period                                            7,534     6,477          7 ,157 
                                               ---------  --------  -------------- 
 
 
 
 
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited 
 Analysis of Profit Contribution 
 
 
                                                      (unaudited) 
                                                 Six months ended      Year ended 
                                                        30th June   31st December 
                                                    2020     2019            2019 
                                                    US$m     US$m            US$m 
 
 
Reportable segments 
Jardine Pacific                                       53       56             164 
Jardine Motors                                        61      107             196 
Hongkong Land                                        151      198             460 
Dairy Farm                                            69      115             210 
Mandarin Oriental                                   (67)        7              27 
Jardine Cycle & Carriage                               1       45              84 
Astra                                                109      207             455 
                                              ----------  -------  -------------- 
 
                                                     377      735           1,596 
Corporate and other interests                        (4)        3             (7) 
                                              ----------  -------  -------------- 
 
Underlying profit attributable 
 to shareholders*                                    373      738           1,589 
De crease in fair value of investment 
 properties                                      (1,155)     (23)           (337) 
Sale of Jardine Lloyd Thompson 
 (note 7)                                              -    1,507           1,507 
Other non-trading items                                7       32              79 
                                              ----------  -------  -------------- 
 
(Loss)/profit attributable to shareholders         (775)    2,254           2,838 
                                              ----------  -------  -------------- 
 
Analysis of Jardine Pacific's contribution 
Jardine Schindler                                     14       21              48 
JEC                                                   12        9              41 
Gammon                                                 3        8              36 
Jardine Restaurants                                   15       10              13 
Transport Services                                     5        8              18 
JTH                                                    3        1               7 
Corporate and other interests                          1      (1)               1 
                                              ----------  -------  -------------- 
 
                                                      53       56             164 
                                              ----------  -------  -------------- 
 
Analysis of Jardine Motors' contribution 
Hong Kong and Chinese mainland                        89      103             196 
United Kingdom                                      (28)        5               1 
Corporate                                              -      (1)             (1) 
                                              ----------  -------  -------------- 
 
                                                      61      107             196 
                                              ----------  -------  -------------- 
 

* Underlying profit attributable to shareholders is the measure of profit adopted by the Group in accordance with IFRS 8 'Operating Segments'.

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Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited 
 Notes to Condensed Financial Statements 
 
 
   1.    Accounting Policies and Basis of Preparation 

The condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting' and on a going concern basis. The condensed financial statements have not been audited or reviewed by the Group's auditors pursuant to the UK Auditing Practices Board guidance on the review of interim financial information.

The Group had early adopted the 'Interest Rate Benchmark Reform: Amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39 and IFRS 7' (effective 1st January 2020) for the Group's annual reporting period commencing 1st January 2019.

There are no changes to the accounting policies as described in the 2019 annual financial statements other than the following changes in relation to rent concessions and government grants. Other amendments which are effective in 2020 and relevant to the Group's operations, do not have a significant effect on the Group's accounting policies. The Group has not early adopted any other standard or amendments that have been issued but not yet effective.

COVID-19 Related Rent Concessions: Amendment to IFRS 16 Leases

The Group has early adopted the Amendment, which is effective 1st June 2020, for the Group's annual reporting period commencing 1st January 2020. Where the Group is a lessee, the practical expedient is applied to account for the change in lease payments resulting from rent concessions granted as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and elects not to assess these concessions as lease modifications when all of the following conditions are met:

(i) the revised lease payments are substantially the same as, or less than, the consideration for the lease immediately preceding the change;

   (ii)   reduction in lease payments relates to payment due on or before 30th June 2021; and 
   (iii)   there is no substantive change to the other terms and conditions of the lease. 

Rent concessions fulfilling the above conditions are recognised in the profit and loss over the period in which they cover.

Government grants

Grants from government are recognised at their fair values where there is reasonable assurance that the grants will be received, and the Group will comply with the conditions associated with the grants.

Grants that compensate the Group for expenses incurred are recognised in the profit and loss as other income on a systematic basis in the period in which the expenses are recognised. Unconditional grants are recognised in the profit and loss as other income when they become receivable.

Grants related to assets are deducted in arriving at the carrying value of the related assets.

   2.    Revenue 
 
                                                                 Jardine 
                  Jardine  Jardine  Hongkong   Dairy  Mandarin     Cycle           Intersegment 
                                                                       & 
                  Pacific   Motors      Land    Farm  Oriental  Carriage    Astra  transactions    Group 
                     US$m     US$m      US$m    US$m      US$m      US$m     US$m          US$m     US$m 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
 Six months 
 ended 
 30th June 2020 
 By product and 
 service: 
 
 Property               2        -       820       -         -         -       37           (5)      854 
 Motor vehicles         -    2,127         -       -         -       514    2,169           (6)    4,804 
 Retail and 
  restaurants         401        -         -   5,240         -         -        -             -    5,641 
 Financial 
  services              -        -         -       -         -         -      716             -      716 
   Engineering, 
    heavy 
    equipment, 
    mining, 
    construction 
    and 
    energy            270        -         -       -         -         -    2,245          (20)    2,495 
 Hotels                 -        -         -       -        96         -        -             -       96 
 Other                387        -         -       -         -         -      913             -    1,300 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
                    1,060    2,127       820   5,240        96       514    6,080          (31)   15,906 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
 Revenue from 
 contracts 
 with customers: 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
 Recognised at a 
  point in time       822    2,126       102   5,240        38       487    5,147           (6)   13,956 
 Recognised over 
  time                236        1       184       -        50        27      123          (20)      601 
 
 
                    1,058    2,127       286   5,240        88       514    5,270          (26)   14,557 
 Revenue from 
 other 
 sources: 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
   Rental income 
    from 
    investment 
    properties          2        -       466       -         -         -        5           (5)      468 
   Revenue from 
    financial 
    services 
    companies           -        -         -       -         -         -      713             -      713 
 Other                  -        -        68       -         8         -       92             -      168 
 
                                 - 
                        2        -       534       -         8         -      810           (5)    1,349 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
                    1,060    2,127       820   5,240        96       514    6,080          (31)   15,906 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
 Six months 
 ended 
 30th June 2019 
 By product and 
 service: 
 
 Property               2        -       804       -         -         -       21           (5)      822 
 Motor vehicles         -    2,942         -       -         -       966    3,503             -    7,411 
 Retail and 
  restaurants         363        -         -   5,761         -         -        -             -    6,124 
 Financial 
  services              -        -         -       -         -         -      710             -      710 
   Engineering, 
    heavy 
    equipment, 
    mining, 
    construction 
    and 
    energy            250        -         -       -         -         -    3,026          (14)    3,262 
 Hotels                 -        -         -       -       279         -        -             -      279 
 Other                639        -         -       -         -         -      931           (6)    1,564 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
                    1,254    2,942       804   5,761       279       966    8,191          (25)   20,172 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
  Revenue from 
  contracts 
  with 
  customers: 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
 Recognised at a 
  point in time       957    2,942        34   5,761       104       934    7,190           (3)   17,919 
 Recognised over 
  time                295        -       185       -       165        32      189          (17)      849 
 
 
                    1,252    2,942       219   5,761       269       966    7,379          (20)   18,768 
 Revenue from 
 other 
 sources: 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
   Rental income 
    from 
    investment 
    properties          2        -       509       -         -         -        3           (5)      509 
  Revenue from 
   financial 
   services 
   companies            -        -         -       -         -         -      710             -      710 
 Other                  -        -        76       -        10         -       99             -      185 
 
 
                        2        -       585       -        10         -      812           (5)    1,404 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 
                    1,254    2,942       804   5,761       279       966    8,191          (25)   20,172 
                  -------  -------  --------  ------  --------  --------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 

There was no interest income calculated using effective interest method included in revenue from contracts with customers for the six months ended 30th June 2020 and 2019.

Gross revenue, comprises revenue together with 100% of revenue from associates and joint ventures, are analysed as follows:

 
                  Six months ended 30th June 
 
                                2020   201 9 
                                US$m    US$m 
 
 
 By business: 
 Jardine Pacific               3,032   3,095 
 Jardine Motors               11,777  11,741 
 Hongkong Land                 1,443   1,771 
 Dairy Farm                   14,547  13,782 
 Mandarin Oriental               167     449 
 Jardine Cycle & Carriage      3,039   3,161 
 Astra                        11,049  16,421 
 Intersegment transactions     (118)   (146) 
                              ------  ------ 
 
                              44,936  50,274 
                              ------  ------ 
 
   3.    Net Operating Costs 
 
                                          Six months ended 30th June 
 
                                                      2020     201 9 
                                                      US$m      US$m 
 
 
 Cost of sales                                    (11,851)  (15,261) 
 Other operating income                                774     1,902 
 Selling and distribution costs                    (2,101)   (2,228) 
 Administration expenses                           (1,081)   (1,130) 
 Other operating expenses                            (144)      (46) 
                                                  --------  -------- 
 
                                                  (14,403)  (16,763) 
                                                  --------  -------- 
 
 Included in other operating income were government grants, 
  the majority of which were in support of employee retention, 
  and rent concessions of US$76 million and US$35 million, 
  respectively, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 
  six months ended 30th June 2020. 
 
 Net operating costs included the following 
  gains/(losses) from non-trading items: 
 
 Change in fair value of other investments            (91)        75 
 Sale of Jardine Lloyd Thompson (note 7)                 -     1,507 
 Sale of other businesses                              417         1 
 Sale of property interests                             10         - 
 Closure of a hotel                                      -      (32) 
 Other                                                 (3)         5 
 
                                                       333     1,556 
                                                  --------  -------- 
 
   4.    Share of Results of Associates and Joint Ventures 
 
                                      Six months ended 30th June 
 
                                                     2020   2019 
                                                     US$m   US$m 
 
 By business: 
 Jardine Pacific                                     (35)     46 
 Jardine Motors                                        70     54 
 Hongkong Land                                       (90)    116 
 Dairy Farm                                            16     74 
 Mandarin Oriental                                   (14)    (2) 
 Jardine Cycle & Carriage                              17     47 
 Astra                                                 74    201 
 Corporate                                            (5)      - 
                                                    -----  ----- 
 
                                                       33    536 
                                                    -----  ----- 
 
 Share of results of associates and joint 
  ventures included the following gains/(losses) 
  from non-trading items: 
 
 Change in fair value of investment properties      (135)   (10) 
 Change in fair value of other investments             12    (6) 
 Asset impairment                                    (67)      - 
 Sale of businesses                                     -      8 
 Other                                                (2)      - 
 
                                                    (192)    (8) 
                                                    -----  ----- 
 

Results are shown after tax and non-controlling interests in the associates and joint ventures.

Included in share of results of associates and joint ventures were the Group's share of the government grants, the majority of which were in support of employee retention, and rent concessions of US$31 million and US$17 million, respectively, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic for the six months ended 30th June 2020.

   5.    Tax 
 
                                        Six months ended 30th June 
 
                                                       2020  201 9 
                                                       US$m   US$m 
 
 
 Tax charged to profit and loss is analysed 
  as follows: 
 
 Current tax                                          (270)  (456) 
 Deferred tax                                            42     64 
                                                      -----  ----- 
 
                                                      (228)  (392) 
                                                      -----  ----- 
 
 Greater China                                         (81)  (113) 
 Southeast Asia                                       (150)  (276) 
 United Kingdom                                           5    (1) 
 Rest of the world                                      (2)    (2) 
                                                      -----  ----- 
 
                                                      (228)  (392) 
                                                      -----  ----- 
 
 Tax relating to components of other comprehensive 
  income or expense is analysed as follows: 
 
 Remeasurements of defined benefit plans                (1)      1 
 Cash flow hedges                                         2     18 
 
                                                          1     19 
                                                      -----  ----- 
 

Tax on profits has been calculated at rates of taxation prevailing in the territories in which the Group operates.

Share of tax charge of associates and joint ventures of US$99 million and tax credit of US$19 million (2019: tax charge of US$199 million and tax credit of US$12 million) are included in share of results of associates and joint ventures and share of other comprehensive expense of associates and joint ventures, respectively.

   6.    Earnings/(loss) per Share 

Basic loss per share are calculated on loss attributable to shareholders of US$775 million (2019: profit of US$2,254 million) and on the weighted average number of 371 million (2019: 376 million) shares in issue during the period.

Diluted loss per share are calculated on loss attributable to shareholders of US$775 million (2019: profit of US$2,254 million), which is after adjusting for the effects of the conversion of dilutive potential ordinary shares of subsidiaries and on the weighted average number of 371 million (2019: 376 million) shares in issue during the period.

The weighted average number of shares is arrived at as follows:

 
                                                             Ordinary shares 
                                                               in millions 
                                                           2020         201 9 
 
 
 Weighted average number of shares in issue                 733           737 
 Company's share of shares held by subsidiaries           (362)         (361) 
                                                   ------------  ------------ 
 
    Weighted average number of shares for 
     basic earnings 
     per share calculation                                  371           376 
    Adjustment for shares deemed to be issued 
     for no consideration under the Senior 
     Executive Share 
     Incentive Schemes                                        -             - 
                                                   ------------  ------------ 
 
 Weighted average number of shares for 
  diluted earnings per share calculation                    371           376 
                                                   ------------  ------------ 
 

Additional basic and diluted earnings per share are also calculated based on underlying profit attributable to shareholders. A reconciliation of earnings is set out below:

 
                                                Six months ended 30th June 
 
                                           2020                             2019 
                                          Basic     Diluted                Basic     Diluted 
                                       earnings    earnings             earnings    earnings 
                                      per share   per share            per share   per share 
                              US$m          US$         US$     US$m         US$         US$ 
 
 
 (Loss)/profit attributable 
  to shareholders            (775)       (2.09)      (2.09)    2,254        5.99        5.99 
 Non-trading items (note 
  7)                         1,148                           (1,516) 
                             -----                           ------- 
 
 Underlying profit 
  attributable 
  to shareholders              373         1.01        1.01      738        1.96        1.96 
                             -----                           ------- 
 
   7.    Non-trading items 

Non-trading items are separately identified to provide greater understanding of the Group's underlying business performance. Items classified as non-trading items include fair value gains or losses on revaluation of investment properties and on equity investments which are fair value through profit and loss; gains and losses arising from the sale of businesses, investments and properties; impairment of non-depreciable intangible assets and other investments; provisions for the closure of businesses; acquisition-related costs in business combinations; and other credits and charges of a non-recurring nature that require inclusion in order to provide additional insight into underlying business performance.

 
                                      Six months ended 30th June 
 
                                                     2020  201 9 
                                                     US$m   US$m 
 
 
 By business: 
 Jardine Pacific                                     (49)      7 
 Jardine Motors                                         -      4 
 Hongkong Land                                      (933)   (24) 
 Dairy Farm                                             7      1 
 Mandarin Oriental                                  (222)   (15) 
 Jardine Cycle & Carriage                            (15)     13 
 Astra                                                119      - 
 Corporate and other interests                       (55)  1,530 
 
                                                  (1,148)  1,516 
                                                  -------  ----- 
 
 An analysis of non-trading items after 
  interest, tax and non-controlling interests 
  is set out below: 
 
 Change in fair value of investment properties 
                                                  -------  ----- 
 - Hongkong Land                                    (933)   (37) 
 - other                                            (222)     14 
                                                  -------  ----- 
                                                  (1,155)   (23) 
 Change in fair value of other investments           (63)     44 
 Asset impairment                                    (57)      - 
 Sale of Jardine Lloyd Thompson                         -  1,507 
 Sale of other businesses                             119      5 
 Sale of property interests                            10      - 
 Closure of a hotel                                     -   (21) 
 Other                                                (2)      4 
 
                                                  (1,148)  1,516 
                                                  -------  ----- 
 
 

The sale of the Group's 41% interest in Jardine Lloyd was completed in April 2019 with net proceeds of US$2.1 billion generating a profit on sale of US$1.5 billion.

   8.    Dividends 
 
                                       Six months ended 30th June 
 
                                                      2020   2019 
                                                      US$m   US$m 
 
 
   Final dividend in respect of 2019 of USc128.00 
    (2018: USc1 20 .00) per share                      938    943 
 Company's share of dividends paid on the 
  shares held by subsidiaries                        (464)  (462) 
                                                     -----  ----- 
 
                                                       474    481 
                                                     -----  ----- 
 

An interim dividend in respect of 2020 of USc44.00 (2019: USc44.00) per share amounting to a total of US$320 million (2019: US$ 325 million) is declared by the Board. The net amount after deducting the Company's share of the dividends payable on the shares held by subsidiaries of US$159 million (2019: US$1 59 million) will be accounted for as an appropriation of revenue reserves in the year ending 31st December 2020.

   9.    Financial Instruments 

Financial instruments by category

The fair values of financial assets and financial liabilities, together with carrying amounts at 30th June 2020 and 31st December 2019 are as follows:

 
                                             Fair 
                                            value     Fair value    Financial 
                                          through        through       assets 
                              Fair value   profit          other           at        Other     Total 
                              of hedging      and  comprehensive    amortised    financial  carrying      Fair 
                             instruments     loss         income        costs  liabilities    amount     value 
                                    US$m     US$m           US$m         US$m         US$m      US$m      US$m 
 
 
 30th June 2020 
 Financial assets 
  measured at 
  fair value 
 Other investments 
 
   *    equity investments             -    2,006              -            -            -     2,006     2,006 
 
   *    debt investments               -        -            616            -            -       616       616 
 Derivative financial 
  instruments                        110        -              -            -            -       110       110 
                             -----------  ------- 
 
                                     110    2,006            616            -            -     2,732     2,732 
                             -----------  -------  -------------  -----------  -----------  --------  -------- 
 
 Financial assets 
  not measured at 
  fair value 
 Debtors                               -        -              -        7,909            -     7,909     7,935 
 Bank balances                         -        -              -        7,567            -     7,567     7,567 
                             -----------  -------  -------------  -----------  -----------  --------  -------- 
 
                                       -        -              -       15,476            -    15,476    15,502 
                             -----------  -------  -------------  -----------  -----------  --------  -------- 
 
 Financial liabilities 
  measured at 
  fair value 
 Derivative financial 
  instruments                      (154)        -              -            -            -     (154)     (154) 
 Contingent consideration 
  payable                              -      (9)              -            -            -       (9)       (9) 
                             -----------  -------  -------------  -----------  -----------  --------  -------- 
 
                                   (154)      (9)              -            -            -     (163)     (163) 
                             -----------  -------  -------------  -----------  -----------  --------  -------- 
 
 Financial liabilities 
  not measured at 
  fair value 
 Borrowings                            -        -              -            -     (16,247)  (16,247)  (16,485) 
 Lease liabilities                     -        -              -            -      (4,094)   (4,094)   (4,094) 
   Trade and other 
    payable excluding 
    non-financial 
    liabilities                        -        -              -            -      (6,447)   (6,447)   (6,447) 
                             -----------  -------  -------------  -----------  -----------  --------  -------- 
 
                                       -        -              -            -     (26,788)  (26,788)  (27,026) 
                             -----------  -------  -------------  -----------  -----------  --------  -------- 
 
 
 31st December 
  2019 
 Financial assets 
  measured at 
  fair value 
 Other investments 
 
   *    equity investments        -  2,080    -       -         -     2,080     2,080 
 
   *    debt investments          -      -  669       -         -       669       669 
 Derivative financial 
  instruments                    49      -    -       -         -        49        49 
                              -----  ----- 
 
                                 49  2,080  669       -         -     2,798     2,798 
                              -----  -----  ---  ------  --------  --------  -------- 
 
 Financial assets 
  not measured at 
  fair value 
 Debtors                          -      -    -   8,603         -     8,603     8,689 
 Bank balances                    -      -    -   7,183         -     7,183     7,183 
                              -----  -----  ---  ------  --------  --------  -------- 
 
                                  -      -    -  15,786         -    15,786    15,872 
                              -----  -----  ---  ------  --------  --------  -------- 
 
 Financial liabilities 
  measured at 
  fair value 
 Derivative financial 
  instruments                 (144)      -    -       -         -     (144)     (144) 
 Contingent consideration 
  payable                         -   (19)    -       -         -      (19)      (19) 
                              -----  -----  ---  ------  --------  --------  -------- 
 
                              (144)   (19)    -       -         -     (163)     (163) 
                              -----  -----  ---  ------  --------  --------  -------- 
 
 Financial liabilities 
  not measured at 
  fair value 
 Borrowings                       -      -    -       -  (15,263)  (15,263)  (15,451) 
 L ease liabilities               -      -    -       -   (4,162)   (4,162)   (4,162) 
   Trade and other 
    payable excluding 
    non-financial 
    liabilities                   -      -    -       -   (8,142)   (8,142)   (8,142) 
                              -----  -----  ---  ------  --------  --------  -------- 
 
                                  -      -    -       -  (27,567)  (27,567)  (27,755) 
                              -----  -----  ---  ------  --------  --------  -------- 
 

Fair value estimation

 
 (i)   Financial instruments that are measured at fair value 
        For financial instruments that are measured at fair value 
        in the balance sheet, the corresponding fair value measurements 
        are disclosed by level of the following fair value measurement 
        hierarchy: 
       (a)   Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities ('quoted prices in 
             active markets') 
             The fair values of listed securities and bonds are based on quoted prices in active markets at the 
             balance sheet date. 
             The quoted market price used for listed investments held by the Group is the current bid price 
       (b)   Inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are observable for the asset or liability, either 
             directly or 
             indirectly ('observable current market transactions') 
             The fair values of derivative financial instruments are determined using rates quoted by the Group's 
             bankers at the balance 
             sheet date. The rates for interest rate swaps and caps, cross-currency swaps and forward foreign exchange 
             contracts are 
             calculated by reference to market interest rates and foreign exchange rates. 
             The fair values of unlisted investments mainly include club and school debentures, are determined using 
             prices quoted 
             by brokers at the balance sheet date. 
       (c)   Inputs for assets or liabilities that are not based on observable market data ('unobservable inputs') 
             The fair values of other unlisted equity investments are determined using valuation techniques by 
             reference to observable 
             current market transactions (including price-to earnings and price-to book ratios of listed securities of 
             entities engaged 
             in similar industries) or the market prices of the underlying investments with certain degree of entity 
             specific estimates 
             or discounted cash flow by projecting the cash inflows from these investments. 
 
             There were no changes in valuation techniques during the six months ended 30th June 2020 and the year 
             ended 31st December 
             2019. 
 
             The table below analyses financial instruments carried at fair value at 30th June 2020 and 31st December 
             2019, by the 
             levels in the fair value measurement hierarchy: 
 
 
                                                 Quoted    Observable 
                                                 prices       current 
                                              in active        market  Unobservable 
                                                markets  transactions        inputs  Total 
                                                   US$m          US$m          US$m   US$m 
 
 
  30th June 2020 
  Assets 
  Other investments 
                                              ---------  ------------  ------------  ----- 
 
  - equity investments                            1,596            50           360  2,006 
  - debt investments                                616             -             -    616 
 
 
                                                  2,212            50           360  2,622 
  Derivative financial instruments 
   at 
   fair value 
 
    *    through other comprehensive income           -            82             -     82 
 
    *    through profit and loss                      -            28             -     28 
 
                                                  2,212           160           360  2,732 
                                              ---------  ------------  ------------  ----- 
  Liabilities 
  Contingent consideration 
   payable                                            -             -           (9)    (9) 
  Derivative financial instruments 
   at 
   fair value 
 
    *    through other comprehensive income           -         (153)             -  (153) 
 
    *    through profit and loss                      -           (1)             -    (1) 
 
                                                      -         (154)           (9)  (163) 
                                              ---------  ------------  ------------  ----- 
 
  31st December 2019 
  Assets 
  Other investments 
                                              ---------  ------------  ------------  ----- 
 
  - equity investments                            1,667            52           361  2,080 
  - debt investments                                669             -             -    669 
 
 
                                                 2, 336            52           361  2,749 
  Derivative financial instruments 
   at 
   fair value 
  - through other comprehensive 
   income                                             -            38             -     38 
 
    *    through profit and loss                      -            11             -     11 
 
                                                 2, 336           101           361  2,798 
                                              ---------  ------------  ------------  ----- 
  Liabilities 
  Contingent consideration 
   payable                                            -             -          (19)   (19) 
  Derivative financial instruments 
   at 
   fair value 
                                                                (1 40 
    *    through other comprehensive income           -             )             -  (140) 
 
    *    through profit and loss                      -           (4)             -    (4) 
 
                                                      -         (144)          (19)  (163) 
                                              ---------  ------------  ------------  ----- 
 

There were no transfers among the three categories during the six months ended 30th June 2020 and the year ended 31st December 2019.

Movement of financial instruments which are valued based on unobservable inputs during the six months ended 30th June 2020 and year ended 31st December 2019 are as follows:

 
                                                               Unlisted 
                                                                 equity 
                                                            investments 
                                                                   US$m 
 
 
  At 1st January 201 9                                              253 
  Exchange differences                                               10 
  Additions                                                         112 
  Disposals                                                        (16) 
  Net change in fair value during the year included 
   in profit and loss                                                 2 
                                                           ------------ 
 
  At 31st December 2019 and 1st January 
   2020                                                             361 
  Exchange differences                                              (9) 
  Additions                                                           8 
                                                           ------------ 
 
  At 30th June 2020                                                 360 
                                                           ------------ 
 
 
 (ii)   Financial instruments that are not measured at fair value 
        The fair values of current debtors, bank balances and other liquid funds, current creditors, current 
        borrowings and 
        current lease liabilities are assumed to approximate their carrying amounts due to the short-term maturities 
        of these 
        assets and liabilities. 
 
        The fair values of long-term borrowings are based on market prices or are estimated using the expected future 
        payments 
        discounted at market interest rates. 
 

10. Notes to Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

(a) Purchase of associates and joint ventures for the six months ended 30th June 2020 mainly included US$127 million for Hongkong Land's investments primarily in Chinese mainland.

Purchase for the six months ended 30th June 2019 mainly included US$254 million for Hongkong Land's investments primarily in Chinese mainland; US$168 million for Jardine Cycle & Carriage's additional interest in Truong Hai Auto Corporation and US$85 million for Astra's investments in toll road concessions.

(b) Purchase of other investments for the six months ended 30th June 2020 mainly included Astra's acquisition of securities.

Purchase for the six months ended 30th June 2019 comprised Astra's investment in GOJEK and other securities of US$100 million and US$179 million, respectively.

(c) Additions to investment properties for the six months ended 30th June 2020 primarily included Hongkong Land's acquisition of a mixed-use site along the Huangpu River in the Xuhui District in Shanghai ('West Bund project') for a cost of US$4.5 billion. Subject to relevant approvals by the authorities, Hongkong Land had conditionally finalised agreements with two partners to jointly develop the West Bund project, receiving an advance of US$2.3 billion in the first half of 2020 and a further advance of US$320 million in July 2020.

(d) Advance to and repayment to associates and joint ventures for the six months ended 30th June 2020 included US$116 million for Hongkong Land's advance to its property joint ventures and US$23 million for Mandarin Oriental's advance to its associate and joint venture hotels.

Advance for the six months ended 30th June 2019 mainly included Hongkong Land's advance to its property joint ventures.

(e) Advance from and repayment from associates and joint ventures for the six months ended 30th June 2020 and 2019 mainly included advance from and repayment from Hongkong Land's property joint ventures.

(f) Sale of other associates and joint ventures for the six months ended 30th June 2020 mainly included US$1,136 million for Astra's sale of Permata Bank.

(g) Sale of other investments for the six months ended 30th June 2020 and 2019 mainly included Astra's sale of securities.

   (h)   Change in interests in subsidiaries 
 
                                        Six months ended 
                                          30th June 2019 
                                                    US$m 
 
 
  Increase in attributable interests 
  - Jardine Strategic                              (238) 
  - Mandarin Oriental                                (5) 
  - other                                            (3) 
 
                                                   (246) 
                                          -------------- 
 

11. Capital Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

Total capital commitments at 30th June 2020 and 31st December 2019 amounted to US$5,327 million and US$2,931 million, respectively. The capital commitments at 30th June 2020 included US$2,642 million for the West Bund project in Hongkong Land.

Various Group companies are involved in litigation arising in the ordinary course of their respective businesses. Having reviewed outstanding claims and taking into account legal advice received, the Directors are of the opinion that adequate provisions have been made in the condensed financial statements.

12. Related Party Transactions

In the normal course of business the Group undertakes a variety of transactions with certain of its associates and joint ventures.

The most significant of such transactions relate to the purchases of motor vehicles and spare parts from the Group's associates and joint ventures in Indonesia including PT Toyota-Astra Motor, PT Astra Honda Motor and PT Astra Daihatsu Motor. Total cost of motor vehicles and spare parts purchased for the six months ended 30th June 2020 amounted to US$1,550 million (2019: US$2,577 million). The Group also sells motor vehicles and spare parts to its associates and joint ventures in Indonesia including PT Astra Honda Motor, PT Astra Daihatsu Motor and PT Tunas Ridean. Total revenue from sales of motor vehicles and spare parts for the six months ended 30th June 2020 amounted to US$187 million (2019: US$312 million).

There were no other related party transactions that might be considered to have a material effect on the financial position or performance of the Group that were entered into or changed during the first six months of the current financial year.

Amounts of outstanding balances with associates and joint ventures are included in debtors and creditors, as appropriate.

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Principal Risks and Uncertainties

The Board has overall responsibility for risk management and internal control. The following have been identified previously as the areas of principal risk and uncertainty facing the Company, and they remain relevant in the second half of the year.

-- Economic Risk

-- Commercial Risk and Financial Risk

-- Concessions, Franchises and Key Contracts

-- Regulatory and Political Risk

-- Terrorism, Pandemic and Natural Disasters

For greater detail, please refer to page 146 of the Company's 2019 Annual Report, a copy of which is available on the Company's website at www.jardines.com.

Responsibility Statement

The Directors of the Company confirm to the best of their knowledge that:

   (a)   the condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34; and 

(b) the interim management report includes a fair review of all information required to be disclosed by the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules 4.2.7 and 4.2.8 issued by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom.

For and on behalf of the Board

John Witt

Graham Baker

Directors

Dividend Information for Shareholders

The interim dividend of USc 44.00 per share will be payable on 14th October 2020 to shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on 21st August 2020. The shares will be quoted ex-dividend on 20th August 2020 and the share registers will be closed from 24th to 28th August 2020, inclusive. The dividend will be available in cash with a scrip alternative.

Shareholders will receive their cash dividends in United States Dollars, except when elections are made for alternate currencies in the following circumstances.

Shareholders on the Jersey branch register

Shareholders registered on the Jersey branch register will have the option to elect for their dividends to be paid in Sterling. These shareholders may make new currency elections for the 2020 interim dividend by notifying the United Kingdom transfer agent in writing by 25th September 2020. The Sterling equivalent of dividends declared in United States Dollars will be calculated by reference to a rate prevailing on 30th September 2020.

Shareholders holding their shares through CREST in the United Kingdom will receive their cash dividends in Sterling only as calculated above.

Shareholders on the Singapore branch register who hold their shares through T he Central Depository (Pte) Limited ('CDP')

Shareholders who are on CDP's Direct Crediting Service ('DCS')

For those shareholders who are on CDP's DCS, they will receive their cash dividends in Singapore Dollars unless they opt out of CDP Currency Conversion Service, through CDP, to receive United States Dollars.

Shareholders who are not on CDP's DCS

For those shareholders who are not on CDP's DCS, they will receive their cash dividends in United States Dollars unless they elect, through CDP, to receive Singapore Dollars.

Shareholders on the Singapore branch register who wish to deposit their shares into the CDP system by the dividend record date, being 21st August 2020, must submit the relevant documents to M & C Services Private Limited, the Singapore branch registrar, by no later than 5.00 p.m. (local time) on 20th August 2020.

About the Jardine Matheson Group

Jardine Matheson is a diversified Asian-based group with unsurpassed experience in the region, having been founded in China in 1832. It has a broad portfolio of market-leading businesses, which represent a combination of cash generating activities and long-term property assets and are closely aligned to the increasingly prosperous consumers of the region. The Group's businesses aim to produce sustainable returns by providing their customers with high quality products and services.

Jardine Matheson operates principally in Greater China and Southeast Asia, where its subsidiaries and affiliates benefit from the support of the Group's extensive knowledge of the region and its long-standing relationships. These companies are active in the fields of motor vehicles and related operations, property investment and development, food retailing, health and beauty, home furnishings, engineering and construction, transport services, restaurants, luxury hotels, financial services, heavy equipment, mining, energy and agribusiness.

Jardine Matheson holds interests directly in Jardine Pacific (100%) and Jardine Motors (100%), while its 85%-held Group holding company, Jardine Strategic, holds interests in Hongkong Land (50%), Dairy Farm (78%), Mandarin Oriental (78%) and Jardine Cycle & Carriage (75%) ('JC&C'). JC&C in turn has a 50% shareholding in Astra. Jardine Strategic also has a 58% shareholding in Jardine Matheson.

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda and has a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. Jardine Matheson Limited operates from Hong Kong and provides management services to Group companies.

- end -

For further information, please contact:

 
Jardine Matheson Limited 
Graham Baker               (852) 2843 821 8 
 
Brunswick Group Limited 
David Ashton                (852) 3512 5063 
 

As permitted by the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, the Company will not be posting a printed version of the Half-Yearly Results announcement to shareholders. The Half-Yearly Results announcement will remain available on the Company's website, www.jardines.com, together with other Group announcements.

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

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