Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust - OCBC Investment 2019-01-29: Steady As She Goes

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Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust - Steady As She Goes




3QFY19 results met our expectations

  • MAPLETREE NORTH ASIA COMMERCIAL TRUST (SGX:RW0U) reported a firm set of 3QFY19 results which came in within our expectations. Gross revenue and NPI jumped 19.4% and 18.5% y-o-y to S$105.6m and S$84.6m, respectively. This increase was underpinned by organic growth from higher rental from its three assets in China and Hong Kong, coupled with contribution from the acquisition of its Japan portfolio on 25 May 2018.
  • DPU grew 3.2% y-o-y to 1.927 S cents as the growth in NPI was partially offset by higher finance costs, management fees and an enlarged unit base.
  • On a 9MFY19 basis, Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust's gross revenue and NPI improved 14.8% and 14.3% to S$304.6m and S$245.0m, respectively, with the latter forming 75.2% of our FY19 forecast.
  • DPU of 5.734 S cents represented growth of 2.7% and this constituted 74.9% of our full-year forecast.


Firm occupancy and rental reversions; but softness in tenants’ sales

  • Operationally, Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust's portfolio continued to remain resilient. Occupancy was near-full at 99.7%, while rental reversions for 9MFY19 came in at +32% for Festival Walk’s (FW) retail component (due to the lease renewal of one of the anchor tenants in 2QFY19 with a low base) and +15% for the office component; +8% for Gateway Plaza; +14% for Sandhill Plaza and +6% for the Japan properties.
  • Excluding the anchor tenant renewal, Festival Walk’s retail component saw rental reversions of +12%-13%. There was a 3.4% and 1.0% y-o-y dip in Festival Walk’s shopper traffic and tenants’ sales in 3QFY19, respectively, due to market uncertainties and a softer residential property market. However, occupancy cost for Festival Walk remains healthy at 19.4%, stable from the previous quarter (19.5%).


Still trading at healthy yield






Wong Teck Ching Andy CFA OCBC Investment Research | https://www.iocbc.com/ 2019-01-29
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