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Ascott REIT's mega discounted rights issue.

Friday, March 17, 2017

With the recent rights issue of Ascott reit, i read that the DPU and NAV per unit will most likely drop after this event.
Can you share your thoughts about this(the reason for this rights issue)?

Declining DPU. Source: HERE.

Hi AY,
I don't like Ascott Residence Trust. I don't have this.
They are always raising funds but I don't see performance improving.

If you want to read more about rights issue, here are some of my blogs you might be interested in:

I feel that unit holders would have been better off without the acquisitions and the mega rights issue.

"Ascott Reit unit holders will have the option of purchasing up to 481.7 million rights units at a ratio of 29 rights units for every 100 units they own. The rights units will be issued at 91.9 cents - a 21.5 per cent discount to the closing price of $1.17 per unit on Monday. Ascott Reit expects yields of up to 4.5 per cent for the acquisition of AOS and 5.4 per cent for the German properties
." Source: The Straits Times, 8 March 2017.


AK71 said...

Ascott Residence Trust’s DPU for 2Q 2017 was 1.84 cents (-14% yoy).

Annualizing 1H’17 DPU we get about 6.8 cents/ unit, translating to a dividend yield of 5.76%. As compared to its peer group average of close to 7% yield, we advise minority shareholders to “Sell Into Strength”.

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