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Sunday, May 16, 2021

United Hampshire US REIT Review @ 16 May 2021

Basic Profile & Key Statistics

United Hampshire US REIT (UHREIT) invests in Retail and Logistics (self-storage) properties which currently owns 22 properties in U.S.

Performance Highlight

Gross revenue and NPI are lower than forecast for 1.9% and 1.8% respectively but distributable income is 1.3% higher than forecast.
ST. Lucie West development has completed ahead of schedule and the new Publix store is open on 15th Apr 2021. 

Related Parties Shareholding

  • REIT sponsor's shareholding is low at 8.93%
  • REIT manager's shareholding is low at 0.06%
  • Directors of REIT manager's shareholding is moderate at 0.13%

Lease Profile

  • Occupancy is moderate at 93.9%
  • WALE is long at 8.1 years
  • Highest lease expiry within 5 years is low at 10.3% which falls in 2023
  • Weighted average land lease expiry is long at 97.34 years 

Debt Profile

  • Gearing ratio is moderate at 37.5%
  • Cost of debt is high at 2.79%
  • Fixed rate debt % is high at 70.6%
  • All debts are secured debts
  • WADM is slightly long at 3.2 years
  • Highest debt maturity within 5 years is high at 45.6% which falls in 2023
  • Interest coverage ratio is high at 6.6 times

Diversification Profile

  • Top geographical contribution is low at 34.8%
  • Top property contribution is low at 13.7%
  • Top 5 properties contribution is low at 43%
  • Top tenant contribution is high at 13.5% 
  • Top 10 tenants contribution is high at 66.7% 

Key Financial Metrics

  • Property yield is high at 6.5% 
  • Management fees over distribution is competitive at 10.2% in which unitholders receive S$ 9.80 for every dollar paid 
  • Distribution on capital is high at 5%
  • Distribution margin is moderate at 47%
  • 13.6% of the past 3 quarters distribution is from income support (assume same amount for 1Q 2021)


  • Uptrend - Interest Coverage Ratio, Property Yield
  • Slight Uptrend - DPU, Distribution on Capital
  • Flat - NAV per Unit, Distribution Margin

Relative Valuation

  • Dividend Yield - Latest 4 quarters DPU @ 6.018 cents / average yield @ 10.07% = US$ 0.60 
  • Price/NAV - NAV @ US$ 0.75 x average P/NAV @ 0.78  = US$ 0.585

Author's Opinion

 Favorable Less Favorable
Long WALELow REIT Sponsor's Shareholding
Well Spread Lease ExpiryLow REIT Manager's Shareholding
Long Weighted Average Land Lease ExpiryHigh Cost of Debt
High Fixed Rate Debt0% Unsecured Debt
High Interest Coverage RatioConcentrated Debt Maturity
Low Top Geographical ContributionHigh Top Tenant & Top 10 Tenants Contributions
Low Top Property & Top 5 Properties ContributionsHigh Income Support %
High Property Yield 
Competitive Management Fees 
High Distribution on Capital 
Interest Coverage Ratio Uptrend 
Property Yield Uptrend

UHREIT performance remains resilient as it focuses on Grocery & Necessity retail properties. And it would benefit from the opening of ST. Lucie West and the retail sales recovery in U.S.

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