Far East Hospitality Trust - OCBC Investment 2020-02-17: Weaker Income Visibility From COVID-19

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Far East Hospitality Trust - Weaker Income Visibility From COVID-19

  • Serviced Residences did better than hotels.
  • COVID-19 could weigh on RevPAR.
  • Lower Fair Value estimate of S$0.65.



An in-line set of results

  • Far East Hospitality Trust (SGX:Q5T)’s 4Q19 gross revenue was relatively flat at S$28.9m (+0.1% y-o-y) while NPI was down 1.0% to S$26.1m.
  • Far East Hospitality Trust's 4Q19/FY19 DPU dropped 5.0%/4.8% y-o-y to 0.95 S cent and 3.81 S cents respectively, due to an enlarged base as a result of the implementation of the Distribution Reinvestment Plan. As such, 4Q19/FY19 DPU came up to 25% and 98% of full-year forecast, which met our expectations.


FY19 hotel RevPAR down 1.3% y-o-y; SR RevPAU up 2.7% y-o-y

  • Hotel segment’s performance was stronger in 2H than in 1H19 as 1H19 was impacted by the absence of major biennial events as compared to 1H18. Despite strong leisure demand in 2019, full year hotel RevPAR was down 1.3% y-o-y on the back of 1.3% y-o-y decline in ADR and flat occupancy rate of 89.1%. The decline in ADR from S$162 to S$160 was mainly due to lower contribution from corporate segment and a greater composition of lower-rated leisure business.
  • Separately, the serviced residence (SRs) segment recorded stronger performance in FY19 as compared with hotels segment, partly attributable to the continued growth in shorter-stay bookings at higher room rates. For FY19, SRs RevPAU grew 2.7% y-o-y, on the back of 3.4% y-o-y growth in ADR to S$217 and a 0.6pp decrease in occupancy to 83.5%.
  • Revenue from the retail and office spaces declined 0.7% y-o-y to S$21.9m.


Headwinds from COVID-19






Chu Peng OCBC Investment Research | https://www.iocbc.com/ 2020-02-17
SGX Stock Analyst Report HOLD MAINTAIN HOLD 0.65 DOWN 0.680



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