Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust - OCBC Investment 2019-11-14: Insurance Coverage To Mitigate Impact

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Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust - Insurance Coverage To Mitigate Impact

  • Festival Walk closed since 12 Nov, 2pm.
  • Damage can be covered by insurance.
  • Time to diversify income streams.



Extensive damage to Festival Walk, but insurance coverage to mitigate impact







Likely limited financial drag in near-term

  • In terms of financial impact, Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust appeared confident that there will be limited impact on its FY20 financials. Management also highlighted that there are typically no pre-termination clauses for its tenancy agreements, but it will continue to support its tenants on a case-by-case basis.
  • There is currently no visibility on how long the mall will remain closed. Notwithstanding this, Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust believes that it will not breach any loan covenants related to its FY20 P&L.


Will continue to seek acquisition opportunities to diversify income streams

  • Given this ongoing situation, we believe Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust will step up its efforts to source for inorganic growth opportunities to diversify its income streams. With a gearing ratio of 37.1% (as at 30 Sep 2019), we estimate that Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust has a debt headroom of ~S$662m before reaching its comfortable gearing ratio of 42%.
  • We trim our FY20F and FY21F DPU forecasts slightly by 0.5% and 0.8%, respectively. This is premised on lower tenant sales assumption and a higher unit base given that more units would need to be issued for management fees paid in units with the decline in share price. See Correspondingly, our fair value eases from S$1.43 to S$1.41. See Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Share Price; Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Target Price; Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Dividend History.
  • Valuations look attractive at current levels (6.7% distribution yield for both FY20F and FY21F based on 13 Nov closing price), but we do acknowledge that sentiment on the stock would likely remain weak and volatility in share price may persist in the near-term.
  • Hence, for investors who are open to taking a longer-term view and willing to accept potential near-term volatility, gradual accumulation would be the prudent approach, in our view.





OCBC Research Team OCBC Investment Research | https://www.iocbc.com/ 2019-11-14
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 1.41 DOWN 1.430



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