CDL Hospitality Trusts - Maybank Kim Eng 2019-10-30: Recovery On Track

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CDL Hospitality Trusts - Recovery On Track


Singapore RevPAR growth to gain traction






Stronger Singapore performance

  • Revenue and NPI for its Singapore hotels rose 4.8% y-o-y and 6.9% y-o-y after declining 4.3% y-o-y and 2.8% y-o-y in 2Q19. This was driven by better occupancies (up y-o-y from 90.8% to 91.4%) on the back of leisure demand, which pushed room rates up 4.3% y-o-y, resulting in a 4.9% y-o-y RevPAR improvement. Total visitor days rose 3.2% YTD, supported by a 1.9% y-o-y increase in visitor arrivals. 
  • CDL Hospitality Trusts's RevPAR for the first 28 days in Oct 2019 increased 0.2% y-o-y; management sees positive RevPAR growth into 4Q, and for 2-3% y-o-y improvement in 2020. We expect this to be backed by a stronger corporate event calendar.


Overseas assets reported lower NPIs

  • CDL Hospitality Trusts's 3Q19 NPIs decreased in
    1. New Zealand (-19.5% y-o-y) as RevPAR fell 7.7% y-o-y during a low season and new supply
    2. Australia and UK (-5.9% y-o-y and - 7.7% y-o-y) mainly on weaker currencies
    3. Germany (-19.9% y-o-y) with an absence of trade fairs, and
    4. Japan (-40.1% y-o-y) as RevPAR declined 15.4% y-o-y on heightened Japan-South Korea tensions.
  • Contribution from its Italy hotel acquired at end-2018 rose on 2.3% y-o-y RevPAR growth. Management is eyeing acquisitions in Singapore and Europe, given favourable supply-demand fundamentals.


Lower Singapore supply strengthens recovery

  • We expect the recovery in Singapore to be driven by easing supply of 1.3% p.a. over 2018-22E versus 5.5% growth p.a. over 2014-17. We see upside to DPUs as the sector is recovering after a four-year down-cycle and from a low base. See CDL Hospitality Trust Dividend History.
  • A 1% increase in RevPAR assumption from our base case adds 1.3% to our FY20 DPU estimates.





Chua Su Tye Maybank Kim Eng Research | https://www.maybank-ke.com.sg/ 2019-10-30
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