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K-REIT: 10.2% DPU accretion.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

On 11 Oct, I blogged that "the actual DPU forecast following the completion of the transactions will be disclosed in the Unitholder Circular which is not available yet. Will this swap agreement be DPU accretive?  It should be since we are seeing a more than doubling of gearing ratio from 15.2% to 39.1% and a boost to K-REIT’s assets to about $3.4 billion from $2.5 billion."

On 18 Oct, K-REIT's management announced that upon the completion of the transactions, the REIT's DPU would increase from 6.06c to 6.68c which represents a 10.2% DPU accretion for 2011. Although this increase is relatively modest given the fact that the REIT's assets would grow 36% because of the transactions, some other benefits of the said transactions could inject more stability into the REIT. A couple of such benefits are its weighted average debt maturity profile extending to approximately 4 years and its weighted average lease to expiry (WALE) extending from 5.7 years as at 30 June 2010 to 7.8 years.

However, as I try to optimise income from my investments, an annualised DPU of 6.68c or a yield of 5.02% based on the last traded price of S$1.33 per unit is not quite as attractive for me.  I have halved my smallish investment in K-REIT and will redeploy the funds.

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K-REIT: Swap agreement.


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AK71 said...

Hi Jasmin,

I am on Twitter: AK71SG

I look forward to hearing from you again. :)

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