CapitaLand Mall Trust - Maybank Kim Eng 2018-10-25: Another Pedestrian Quarter

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CapitaLand Mall Trust - Another Pedestrian Quarter



In line, maintain HOLD

  • We have kept forecasts unchanged following in-line CapitaLand Mall Trust's 3Q18 results with DPU up 5.0% y-o-y (+1.0% y-o-y excluding capital distributions). Operating metrics, however, remained weak with slower +0.6% YTD rental reversions compared to VivoCity’s +5.8% y-o-y as its tenants’ sales increased 2.8% y-o-y.
  • While we see an unexciting rental outlook for retail, we see destination malls delivering stronger occupancy and rental growth.
  • Our pick remains Frasers Centrepoint Trust (SGX:J69U) for its strengthening suburban mall footprint, visible growth drivers and potential acquisition catalysts.
  • Maintain HOLD with DDM-based Target Price SGD2.15 (COE: 7.1%, LTG: 1.5%).




Metrics soft, smaller assets weaker

  • CapitaLand Mall Trust's 3Q18 revenue and NPI both rose 98.0% to 98.5% at end-Sep 2018.
  • Rental reversions remained weak at +0.6% YTD, from +0.8% in 1H, while shopper traffic declined 18% y-o-y even as tenant sales rose 0.5% y-o-y. While reversions across its portfolio were mostly positive, its weaker assets – JCube and Bt Panjang Plaza saw weaker competition in the respective sub-markets.


Funan opening, AEI works on track

  • Funan is set to open in 2Q19, with pre-committed occupancies based on leases signed and in advanced negotiations at 70% and 60% for its retail and office components. We expect revenue contribution from 2H19.
  • Other DPU drivers include AEI works at Westgate and Tampines Mall which are on track to complete in 4Q18.


Westgate deal could add 1.5% to DPU

  • CapitaLand Mall Trust received approval at its EGM to acquire the remaining 7% interest in Infinity Mall Trust (Westgate) from its sponsor. The purchase price of SGD789 implies a property yield of 4.3% or SGD2,746 psf. Afterwards, CapitaLand Mall Trust's concentration from its three malls in the west of Westgate rises from 12% to 18% of AUM.
  • Assuming the deal is fully-debt funded (at interest rate of 3.25- 3.5%), FY19 DPU could rise by 36%.
  • We will adjust estimates upon deal completion on 1 Nov.







Chua Su Tye Maybank Kim Eng Research | https://www.maybank-ke.com.sg/ 2018-10-25
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 2.150 SAME 2.150



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