property

The big threat to Hong Kong's property billionaires

SINGAPORE (June 10): Can Hong Kong’s billionaire heirs keep their grip on the city? Given Beijing’s increasing assertiveness in the territory, it is a question worth asking. For the past five decades, Hong Kong’s family dynasties have controlled the city’s riches, largely thanks to their hold on some of the world’s most expensive real estate. Hong Kong has more ultra-rich individuals than any other city in the world — and eight of its 10 richest men (yes, they are all men) are directly involved in the property sector.

Categories: 

OCBC says Soilbuild REIT has undemanding valuations, but still lacks catalysts

SINGAPORE (May 31): OCBC Investment Research is maintaining “hold” on Soilbuild Business Space REIT (SB REIT) with an unchanged fair value of 62 cents as the REIT continues to await rent payment due from its master lease tenant, NK Ingredients.

To recap, the distressed lanolin manufacturer is in the midst of restructuring.

Why RHB remains positive on APAC Realty despite 1Q earnings miss

SINGAPORE (May 29): RHB Research is reiterating its “buy” call on APAC Realty while lowering its target price on the stock to 67 cents from 72 cents previously after cutting FY19-21F earnings to account for reduced private resale volume assumptions.

3 key reasons for UOB's confidence in PropNex despite 1Q earnings miss

SINGAPORE (May 22): UOB Kay Hian is maintaining “buy” on PropNex while lowering its target price to 60 cents from 66 cents previously.

The new target price is based on DCF and 2019F P/E of 10 times with reference to its closest listed competitor, APAC Realty, and comes after cutting net profit estimates by 11% to 15% for 2019-21F to reflect a shift in gross profit mix as well as higher staff cost assumptions.

Frasers Logistics Trust partially divesting Australian asset for A$15 mil; seeks buyer for remaining components

SINGAPORE (May 16): The manager of Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust (FLT) says it is divesting the warehouse and hardstand components of 610 Heatherton Road in Victoria, Australia, to Mack Bros Enterprises for A$15 million ($14.2 million).

The deal represents a 11.1% premium to the property as at 15 April this year, and is subject to FLT’s successful registration of its subdivision plans for the property with the relevant authorities.

Straits Trading reports 78.1% 1Q earnings growth to $17.3 mil on higher share of associates

SINGAPORE (May 14): Straits Trading Company reported earnings $17.3 million for 1Q19, up 78.1% from $9.7 million in 1Q18 due to higher share of results of associates and joint ventures (JVs) as well as improved overall performance across all of its business segments.

The latest set of results brings the group’s earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter to 4.2 cents as opposed to 2.4 cents in the previous year.

UOL poised for greater growth with Marina Centre stake, says DBS

SINGAPORE (May 14): DBS Vickers Securities is maintaining its “buy” call on UOL Group with a target price of $8.53, which implies 0.8 times P/NAV and is pegged to a 35% discount to RNAV after taking into account the group’s higher valuation as well as stake in Marina Centre Holdings (MCH).  

Funan office component said to hit 98% pre-leasing commitment at TOP

SINGAPORE (May 8): The manager of CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) and CapitaLand say the twin office blocks of Funan have secured a total pre-leasing commitment of 210,000 sq ft or 98% of its total office net lettable area (NLA) at the point of securing TOP in April.

Formerly known as Funan DigitaLife Mall, Funan is owned by CMT and managed by CapitaLand.

OUE C-REIT's 1Q DPU rises 47.5% to 0.9 cent post OUE Downtown Office acquisition

SINGAPORE (May 9): The manager of OUE Commercial REIT (OUE C-REIT) has declared a 1Q19 distribution per unit (DPU) of 0.9 cent, rising 47.5% from its 1Q18 restated DPU of 0.61 cent after booking a full quarter’s contribution from OUE Downtown Office, which was acquired in Nov 2018.

The latest quarter’s DPU translates into a distribution yield of 6.9% based on the REIT’s closing price of 52 cents as at 29 March, the last trading day of 1Q.

IREIT stake acquisition provides more than just recurring income growth for CityDev, says Jefferies

SINGAPORE (May 3): Jefferies is maintaining “buy” on City Developments (CDL) with a target price of $12 based on 0.84 times book value. 

This follows news of the developer acquiring a 50% stake in IREIT Global’s manager, along with a 12.4% stake in the REIT from Tikehau Capital and another investor for a total consideration of $77.8 million.

On completion of the acquisition, CDL and Tikehau Capital will own IREIT’s manager equally.

Be informed of the stories that matter

Subscribe

Be informed of the stories that matter