As of my last update in January 2023, some of the most profitable companies in Southeast Asia in 2022 included:
1. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.: Although headquartered in China, Alibaba has a significant presence in Southeast Asia through investments and operations in companies like Lazada.
2. Tencent Holdings Ltd.: Another Chinese conglomerate with extensive investments in Southeast Asian tech and gaming companies.
3. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: A South Korean multinational conglomerate that operates widely in the Southeast Asian market, particularly in electronics and technology.
4. Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel): A major telecommunications company in Singapore with regional operations.
5. DBS Group Holdings Ltd.: A multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Singapore, with a broad presence in Southeast Asia.
6. PTT Public Company Limited: A Thai state-owned oil and gas company, one of the largest corporations in Thailand, and expanding its presence across Southeast Asia.
7. Petronas: Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company with a strong regional presence.
8. Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited: A diversified business group with significant interests across Southeast Asia, including industries like engineering and construction, retail, and hospitality.
These companies were among the top performers and most profitable entities in Southeast Asia in 2022, but please note that this list might not cover all the profitable companies in the region during that period. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, I recommend referring to financial reports, business news, or specialized financial databases.