Wednesday, 31 October 2018

CDL Hospitality Trust Posts 4.8% Lower DPU In Q3 Report

CDL Hospitality Trust (CDL-HT) recently reported lower distributions per unit (DPU) in the Q3 report. The lower distribution was due to, ranging from divestments and a drop in contribution due to ongoing renovations.

CDL Hospitality Trusts is one of Asia’s leading hospitality trusts with assets valued at S$2.7 billion. CDLHT is a stapled group comprising CDL Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust (“H-REIT”), a real estate investment trust, and CDL Hospitality Business Trust (“HBT”), a business trust.

The newest report was for the stapled trust’s Q 3 earnings results for the year ending of 2018. CDL-HT is one of Asia’s leading hospitality trusts under the segment of undervalued stock with a portfolio of 15 hotels and two resorts comprising a total of 5,002 rooms and a retail mall. These properties are geographically spread across the world, from Singapore to Australia, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Germany, and the Maldives.

Here Multi Management Future Solutions presenting the highlight of the quarter result as per the traders result:

The gross revenue dropped by 8.8% year-on-year to S$50.0 million and the net property income decreased  10.20% to S$36.2 million. The steep decline in net property income was attributed to the divestment of two hotels in Australia.

The decline in distribution income was seen by 3.9% to S$26.3 million due to the pullback in revenue and net property income compared to the same period. The trust’s distribution per unit (DPU) fell 4.8% to 2.18 cents as a result.

The CDL-HT’s debt profile data shows the trust’s gearing stood at 33.8%, an increase from the gearing of 33.2% recorded three months ago. The trust’s weighted average annualized interest rate stood at 2.4% with an average debt duration of 2.9 years. Around 66% of the REIT’s debt was on fixed-rate loans.

The trusts’ portfolio had an average holding rate of 90.8% at the end of the quarter, increase from 88.7% year on year. The average daily rate and revenue per available room came in at S$182 and S$165, a decline of 2.6% and 0.3% year-on-year respectively.

CDL-HT’s net asset value slide down by 2% compared to the previous quarter coming in at S$1.48.

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