Lendlease Global Commercial REIT - CGS-CIMB Research 2021-02-10: Slowly But Surely


Lendlease Global Commercial REIT - Slowly But Surely

  • Lendlease Global Commercial REIT's 1HFY21 gross revenue/ DPU came in above our expectations, forming 51%/ 54% of our full-year forecasts.
  • Tenant sales and footfall continue to gain traction, with 10 new leases totalling ~17,000 sq ft signed at 313@Somerset in 1HFY21.
  • Reiterate ADD, with a higher target price of S$0.86. It is trading at 0.95x FY21F P/BV.

Lendlease REIT's 1HFY21 DPU came in above forecast; awarded GRESB 5-star rating

  • Lendlease Global Commercial REIT (SGX:JYEU) reported a 1HFY21 (Jul 2020 to Dec 2020) gross revenue/ DPU of S$41.6m/ 2.34 cents, which were 3.2%/0.8% y-o-y higher on an annualised basis, above our expectations, forming 51%/54% of our full-year forecasts.
  • Lendlease Global Commercial REIT’s stronger revenue was mainly attributable to a stronger Euro against S$ and the effect of providing all provisions for potential impact from COVID-19 in FY20. The slower y-o-y growth in NPI vs revenue in 1HFY21 was mainly due to the prudent provision of S$1.5m for doubtful debts, which offset the operating cost savings from 313@Somerset.
  • Lendlease Global Commercial REIT was also awarded the GRESB 5-Star rating, ranking first and second in the Asia Retail and Global Retail categories respectively, reflecting the portfolio’s high quality and adherence to global ESG standards, in our view.

Ten new leases signed; tenant sales and footfall gaining traction

  • Overall portfolio remained robust with a high occupancy of 99.7% and long WALE of 9.3 years by NLA.
  • In 1HFY21, 10 new leases were signed by Lendlease Global Commercial REIT, totalling ~17,000 sq ft (based on our estimates), a strategy to rejuvenate the mall for the future. New World Carnival (NWC, Virtual Reality) and Paris Baguette (F&B) are the two largest new tenants signed, accounting for > 50% of new leases by NLA. According to our checks over the past weekend, Paris Baguette was relatively filled in the afternoon, while NWC was still under construction (to be operational by end-Feb 2021).
  • Tenant sales recovered to S$50.8m in 2QFY21 (+20% q-o-q), while footfall improved to 7m (excluding e-commerce sales and traffic). While tenant sales/ footfall are at 73%/ 61% of pre-COVID-19 levels in the same quarter, we expect the continued ramp-up in vaccine rolls-outs and the further relaxation of social-distancing measures to accelerate tenant sales and footfall.

Reiterate ADD, with a higher DDM-based target price of S$0.86

EING Kar Mei CFA CGS-CIMB Research | Darren ONG CGS-CIMB Research | https://www.cgs-cimb.com 2021-02-10
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