Mapletree Logistics Trust - Maybank Kim Eng 2020-10-20: Playing On ‘China-Plus’


Mapletree Logistics Trust - Playing On ‘China-Plus’

Deepening in China, Malaysia and Vietnam

  • Mapletree Logistics Trust (SGX:M44U) is scaling up again on its higher-growth China, Malaysia, and Vietnam portfolio, with the latest acquisition of nine high-specs assets and the remaining 50% in its China properties, which should raise its NLA by 24.2% and AUM by 11.5%. See Mapletree Logistics Trust Announcements.
  • Beyond the +1.3% DPU and +6.6% NAV boost, rising e-commerce demand and pandemic-induced supply chain diversification plans should underpin the assets’ long term growth upside.
  • Mapletree Logistics Trust's 2Q21 DPU, up 1.5% y-o-y, was in line to both consensus’ and MKE’s estimates, and as such we keep our forecasts intact, pending deal closure.
  • With 20% return to our DDM-based SGD2.40 Target Price (COE: 5.4%, LTG: 2.0%), we reiterate BUY on Mapletree Logistics Trust.

Another stable quarter for Mapletree Logistics Trust

  • Mapletree Logistics Trust's revenue and NPI rose 8.3% y-o-y and 8.9% y-o-y with higher contributions from existing assets, acquisitions and the Ouluo Phase 2 redevelopment.
  • Portfolio occupancy improved from 97.2% to 97.5%, reflecting stronger occupancies except for a slight dip in HK (from 99.9% to 99.8%).
  • Rental reversion was +1.5%, down from +1.9% in 1Q21, mainly contributed by its leases in HK (+2.0%), China (+2.4%), Japan (+1.0%), and Vietnam (+4.3%).

Acquires portfolio at 5.2% NPI yield

  • Mapletree Logistics Trust announced a SGD1.09b deal to acquire nine high-specs modern logistics assets - seven in China and one each in Malaysia and Vietnam, together with the remaining 50% interest in 15 China properties from its sponsor at 5.2% NPI yield. The properties boast a committed occupancy of 94.7% and a 2.3-year WALE (by NLA), with 91% of leases supported by occupiers serving their thriving domestic consumer markets and e-commerce tenancies contributing 58% of gross revenues.
  • We expect tight supply and positive demand-led fundamentals to drive medium term rental growth, whilst strengthening Mapletree Logistics Trust’s network connectivity, as post-deal, its multi-location tenants would rise to 42% of its gross revenue, from 25% in 2015.

Deal is DPU, NAV accretive

Chua Su Tye Maybank Kim Eng Research | https://www.maybank-ke.com.sg/ 2020-10-20
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