I initiated the purchase of this company not too long ago last Oct which I have written here
. Since then, the company has dished out a dividend of 6.2 cents and are now sitting at around $1.60.
The company announced its first set of results for FY17 yesterday and I will just take the highlight of what I see from the report.
1.) Npat for the quarter jumped up 90.1% year on year
This will be mostly the headline that everyone will see and focus on the news but it warrants a deeper look what the increase is due to.
As it is, these gains are mostly from the completed sale of their development sales in Suzhou and Songjiang. These will be lumpy in nature and will be non-repetitive, so we shouldn’t expect similar gains in future period.
2.) Australia remains a key market for residential and industrial
The company continued to replenish their land banks by purchasing the land at Wyndham Vale for a purchase price of $457m. They also made a land bank purchase at Mulgrave, Berrinba and Horsley Park. There is an unrecognized revenue of $2.9 billion as at 31 Dec 2016.
Sydney and Melbourne, the two main cities for the industrial properties they had, have compressed to about 6% in rental yields.
3.) Diversification into Thailand
The company recently completed a strategic investment joint venture with Ticon Industrial and Golden Land Property in a bid to increase their exposure for industrial and hospitality into Thailand. One of the reason for the substantial increase in net profit is also due to the latter as they recognized profit contribution from their Golden Land associates.
4.) Total Assets In Terms of Geographical
Singapore remains the key major assets especially with Northpark residence, Northpark retail and Fraser Tower to be completed within next 2 years hence profit from these contributions will start to kick in.
Meanwhile, the company started ramping up their diversification towards Australia, China and Thailand.
5.) Focus into recurring income sustainability
The management is putting this as one of their focus key drivers.
By recurring, it means including part of their income stream from the Reits and management fee income. For this quarter, they managed a recurring income of $65.6m.
6.) Consistent Dividend Yield Payout
Still, something which investors are looking out and focusing on.
The company has made 3 consecutive years of 8.6 cents dividend since listing, which translates into a respectable 5.8% yield.
For 8.6 cents, they would require $250m to payout. If we annualized the recurring income portion, it would be sufficient to pay this amount out. Hence, I believe they will continue to pay 8.6 cents for a longer time to come.
7.) Net Interest Coverage at 14x
Many people continued to worry about its high gearing but we can see that the company is comfortable to repay off the interest costs which the coverage is at 14x. This is higher than most reits listed out there.
I am vested with 10,000 shares and this is still a hold for me.
I still think the company is faring well and the decent dividend yield will propel me to continue staying with the company for some time.