Mapletree Commercial Trust - OCBC Investment 2020-02-03: A Solid Quarter


Mapletree Commercial Trust - A Solid Quarter

  • Mapletree Commercial Trust's 3QFY20 DPU rose 5.6% y-o-y.
  • Firm retail rental reversions of +6.7%.
  • Projecting 5.0% DPU growth in FY21F.

3QFY20 results slightly above our expectations

  • MAPLETREE COMMERCIAL TRUST (SGX:N2IU)’s recent 3QFY20 results came in slightly above our expectations due to earlier-than-expected completion of the Mapletree Business City (Phase2) (MBC II) acquisition.
  • Gross revenue and NPI jumped 16.7% and 17.6% y-o-y to S$131.3m and S$103.3m, respectively. This was driven by contribution from MBC II and stronger performance across its other assets, with the exception of Mapletree Anson.
  • DPU grew 5.6% y-o-y to 2.46 S cents.
  • On a 9MFY20 basis, Mapletree Commercial Trust’s NPI increased 7.4% to S$279.4m, while DPU of 7.09 S cents represented a growth of 3.8% and formed 76.4% of our original FY20 forecast.

VivoCity continues to deliver; Mapletree Anson to see improved performance ahead

  • Operationally, Mapletree Commercial Trust achieved overall portfolio rental reversions of +5.0%. This was driven largely by the retail segment, which registered a rental uplift of 6.7%. Rental reversions for the Office/Business Park segment were +0.7%. Rental reversions at VivoCity would likely moderate ahead as the strong rental uplift was driven by an anchor tenant renewal.
  • Overall portfolio physical occupancy improved from 96.1% (as at 30 Sep 2019) to 98.3%, as there was a jump at Mapletree Anson (+21.9 ppt q-o-q) since the previously pre-committed spaces commenced their operations.
  • Overall portfolio committed occupancy was 98.9%, relatively stable from the previous quarter.
  • For the space to be vacated by PSA at PSA Building, management highlighted that 60% of it will be leased to WeWork, which is still experiencing firm leasing demand in Singapore.
  • Shopper traffic and tenant sales at VivoCity fell 2.2% and 0.5% y-o-y, respectively, in 9MFY20. However, there was already a sequential improvement for the latter (+14.8% q-o-q and +2.0% y-o-y) in 3QFY20 as NTUC FairPrice has contributed a full quarter.

Raise our Fair Value to S$2.44

OCBC Research Team OCBC Investment Research | https://www.iocbc.com/ 2020-02-03
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