Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust - UOB Kay Hian 2021-10-19: Revaluation Gains Enhance Debt Headroom

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Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust - Revaluation Gains Enhance Debt Headroom

  • We expect Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust to recognise gain in fair value of investment properties at S$483.6m for its 2HFY21 results due to cap rate compressions for its logistics properties in Australia and Europe. We expect NAV per unit to increase by S$0.13 or 12% to S$1.24 while aggregate leverage would be lowered by 2.3ppt to 34.1%. We estimate that debt headroom will increase S$244m or 20% to S$1,451m.
  • Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust's distribution yield is attractive at 5.2% for FY22. Maintain BUY.



Sizeable sponsor pipeline supports Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust's future growth.


Value creation through development.

  • Newly acquired Blythe Valley Park located near 18,000sqm of office space. Management is reviewing feasibility to redevelop the site into a last-mile e-commerce fulfilment centre instead given its proximity to Farnborough Airport and a high-density residential catchment.


Significant appreciation of capital values in Australia and Europe.

  • According to CBRE, cap rates have compressed benchmark cap rate of 4.5%.
  • Similarly, prime yields have hit a record low of 3.35% for Germany and 3.00% for the Netherlands.


Sizeable revaluation gains to be recognised for logistics portfolio.

  • We expect cap rates for S$0.13 or 12% to S$1.24 as of Sep 21. We estimate that aggregate leverage would be lowered by 2.3ppt from 36.4% to 34.1% in 4QFY21. We estimate that debt headroom for acquisitions will also increase by S$244m or 20% to S$1,451m based on regulatory limit on aggregate leverage of 50%.


Growth in e-commerce creates demand for more logistics space.

  • Online retailers are heavy-duty users of logistics space. Online retail sales are supported by 3x the logistics space required for brick & mortar retail sales. On average, every US$1b of retail sales creates demand for 1m sf of logistics space. The US-China trade conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic have caused disruptions and exposed the vulnerabilities of lean just-in-time supply chains. It is estimated that the transition from just-in-time to just-in-case supply chains would increase inventories by 5-10%.


Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust - Valuation & Recommendation






Jonathan KOH CFA UOB Kay Hian Research | https://research.uobkayhian.com/ 2021-10-19
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 1.790 SAME 1.790



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