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CIT: Show me the numbers.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I was asked by some if the proposed purchase by Cambridge Industrial Trust (CIT) is a good move. I went to SGX and downloaded the document on: PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF 25 TAI SENG AVENUE.

The property is valued at S$21.5m but is being sold at $21.1m to CIT and CIT has "sufficient financial flexibility and capacity to fund the Acquisition which is expected to complete by 4th quarter of 2010" which I interpret to mean that they do not need to do a share placement or rights issue.

I would rather like to have some numbers so that I could see if this purchase is income yield accretive but unfortunately, these numbers are not available.  Instead, the managers just say:

"The Manager believes that 25 Tai Seng Avenue is a quality industrial asset that has been purchased at an attractive yield which is comparable or better than yields of recent  transactions in the market.

"Additionally, the acquisition of 25 Tai Seng Avenue will further reduce the reliance of CIT’s income stream on any single asset and tenant, increase the weighted average lease tenure of CIT’s portfolio as at 30 June 2010 and reduce CIT’s lease expiry concentration in 2013 and 2014."


Can't do much analysis without the necessary numbers.

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