Suntec REIT - DBS Research 2020-12-10: Heading Towards Recovery Mode

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Suntec REIT - Heading Towards Recovery Mode

  • Maiden acquisition of London office asset to drive underlying DPU growth; estimated +18% y-o-y in FY21F despite moderating estimates to factor in potential vacancies ahead.
  • Suntec REIT's gearing to remain below 45% post the issuance of S$200m perpetual securities.
  • Ride the cyclical recovery now that the vaccine is in sight.
  • Maintain BUY; raise target price to S$1.85.



Suntec REIT - Investment Thesis


Attractive valuation below -1SD.


Recovery with progressive return of office workers.

  • As the government continues to progressively return to normalcy, the return of office workers bodes well for Suntec City Mall and its office buildings, resulting in a rebound in operational metrics.

Office building completions will start to contribute from FY20.

  • The completion of 9 Penang Rd, 21 Harris and Olderfleet will begin to contribute from FY20 onwards, augmenting a strong rebound in DPUs.


Suntec REIT - Valuation:



Where we differ:

  • No equity fund raising at current price. We do not subscribe to the view that Suntec REIT will tap the equity market at current valuations. There are many other funding options to tap (i.e. perpetuals or asset divestments) which should help to alleviate investors’ concerns over time.

Key Risks to Our View:

  • Longer-than-expected economic recovery and potential second wave of COVID-19. As Suntec REIT’s portfolio comprises a higher composition of SME tenants, a longer-than-expected economic recovery and potential second wave of COVID-19 could increase risks of early lease terminations and vacancies.





Rachel TAN DBS Group Research | Derek TAN DBS Research | https://www.dbsvickers.com/ 2020-12-10
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 1.85 UP 1.810



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