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Monday, February 07, 2022

Keppel Pacific Oak US REIT Review @ 7 February 2022

Basic Profile & Key Statistics

Keppel Pacific Oak US REIT (KORE) is an office REIT that owns 15 properties in U.S.    

Performance Highlight

Gross revenue, NPI, distributable income and DPU have improved YoY due to contributions from
105 Edgeview and Bridge Crossing which were acquired on 20 August 2021.

Rental Reversion
Rental reversion for 2021 is at +6%. 

Related Parties Shareholding

  • REIT sponsor's shareholding is low at 6.926%
  • REIT manager's shareholding is low at 0.757%
  • Directors of REIT manager's shareholding is high at 0.798%

Lease Profile

  • Occupancy is slightly low at 91.9%
  • WALE is short at 3.6 years
  • Highest lease expiry within 5 years is low at 17% which falls in 2023
  • All properties are freehold

Debt Profile

  • Gearing ratio is moderate at 37.2%
  • Cost of debt is high at 2.8%
  • Fixed rate debt % is high at 83.4%
  • All debts are unsecured debt
  • WADM is short at 2.5 years
  • Highest debt maturity within 5 years is low at 22.2% which falls in 2024
  • Interest coverage ratio is high at 5.1 times

Diversification Profile

  • Top geographical contribution is low at 38.5% 
  • Top property contribution is low at 16.9%
  • Top 5 properties contribution is moderate at 61.9%
  • Top tenant contribution is low at 3.2% 
  • Top 10 tenants contribution is low at 21.4%

Key Financial Metrics

  • Property yield is high at 6.1% 
  • Management fees over distribution is low at 10.2% in which unitholders receive S$ 9.80 for every dollar paid 
  • Distribution on capital is high at 4.7%
  • Distribution margin is slightly low at 44.2%


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

Relative Valuation

  • P/NAV - Below average for 1y; Average for 3y & 5y
  • Dividend Yield - Above average for 1y; Average for 3y & 5y

Author's Opinion

 Favorable Less Favorable
Directors of REIT Manager's ShareholdingLow REIT Sponsor's Shareholding
Well Spread Lease ExpiryLow REIT Manager's Shareholding
All Freehold PropertiesShort WALE
High Fixed Rate Debt %High Cost of Debt
100% Unsecured DebtShort WADM
Well Spread Debt MaturityInterest Coverage Ratio Downtrend
High Interest Coverage Ratio 
Low Top Geographical Contribution 
Low Top Property Contribution 
Low Top Tenant & Top 10 Tenants Contributions 
High Property Yield 
Competitive Management Fees 
High Distribution on Capital 
DPU Uptrend

KORE performance has improved after the acquisition of 105 Edgeview and Bridge Crossing. The upcoming 1H 2022 performance should be better due to the full half yearly contribution of these 2 properties. Besides, there is still room for organic growth as the in-place rents are 4.9% lower than asking rents.

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