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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Parkway Life REIT Analysis @ 18 August 2020

Basic Profile & Key Statistics

Parkway Life REIT (PLife) invests in healthcare properties which include hospitals, medical centres, nursing homes, and a pharmaceutical product distributing and manufacturing facility. I've classified the distribution and manufacturing facility under the industrial sector.

Lease Profile

Occupancy is at a max capacity of 100%, which is normal for healthcare REIT. WALE is long at 6.12 years where the highest lease expiry of 57.5% falls in the year 2022. Weighted land lease expiry is slightly long at 74.15 years.

Debt Profile

Gearing ratio is slightly high at 38.3%. Cost of debt is very low at 0.6%, which is the lowest among SREITs. Fixed-rate debt is high at 88%. 100% of its debt is unsecured. Interest cover ratio is high at 15.8 times. WADE is short at 2.3 years where the highest debt maturity of 26.9% falls in the year 2021.

Diversification Profile

Top geographical contribution is moderate at 58.1%. Top property, top tenant, and top 10 tenants contributions are high at 36.8%, 8.1%, and 85.3% respectively. 

Key Financial Metrics

Property yield is moderate at 5.7%. Management fee is moderate in which unitholders receive S$ 6.54 for every dollar paid. Distribution on capital and distribution margin are high at 4.2% and 68.2% respectively.

Related Parties Shareholding

As compared to SREITs median, sponsor and directors of REIT manager holding more stake while REIT manager holding a lesser stake.


For DPU between 3Q 2015 to 4Q 2015 and between 1Q 2017 to 4Q 2017, there are top-up by distribution from asset disposal. Nonetheless, DPU and NAV per unit are on uptrend. Distribution margin is more or less the same for the past 5 years.

Relative Valuation

i) Average Dividend Yield  - Apply past 4 quarters DPU of 13.32 cents to average yield of 4.82% will get S$ 2.76. 

ii) Average Price/NAV - Average value is at 1.53, apply the latest NAV of S$ 1.94 will get S$ 2.97.

Author's Opinion

FavorableLess Favorable
OccupancyConcentrated Lease Expiry
Cost of DebtTop Property Contribution
Unsecured DebtTop Tenant & Top 10 Tenants Contribution
Interest Cover Ratio 
Well Spread Debt Maturity 
Distribution on Capital 
Distribution Margin 
DPU Uptrend 
NAV per Unit Uptrend

PLife flagship property is the well-known Mount Elizabeth Hospital. All the 3 properties in Singapore are leased to Parkway Hospitals Singapore Pte. Ltd., which is the top tenant. The lease expiry is in the year 2022, very likely Parkway Hospitals Singapore would exercise the option to extend their term for another 15 years. 

PLife is the only SREIT that does not issue shares to pay management fee, which means there is no share dilution. However, REIT manager is slowly reducing their shareholding throughout the past 5 years, from 0.45% @ 3Q 2015 to 0.333 @ 2Q 2020. Nonetheless, it is a well managed REIT with many favorable points.

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*Disclaimer: Materials in this blog are based on my research and opinion which I don't guarantee the accuracy, completeness, and reliability. It should not be taken as financial advice or statement of fact. I shall not be held liable for errors, omissions as well as loss or damage as a result of the use of the material in this blog. Under no circumstances does the information presented on this blog represent a buy, sell, or hold recommendation on any security, please always do your own due diligence before any decision is made.

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