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Monday, August 01, 2022

Keppel DC REIT Review @ 1 August 2022

Basic Profile & Key Statistics
  • Main Sector(s): Industrial
  • Country(s) with Assets: Singapore, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, China, England, Italy & Malaysia
  • No. of Properties (exclude development/associate/fund): 21

Key Indicators

Performance Highlight

Gross revenue and NPI are similar yoy however distributable income and DPU increased yoy by 8.2% and 2.5% respectively. The increase is mainly due to higher finance income from the NetCo debt securities and net gains on derivatives but is partially offset by higher finance costs and manager's fees.

On 20 June, KDC announced the acquisition of 2 data centres in Guangdong, China. The acquisition will be funded with a mix of debt, equity and/or existing cash. The acquisition of Guangdong DC 2 is expected to be completed by 2H 2022 while Guangdong DC 3 is expected to be completed by 3Q 2023.

Sensitivity to Interest Rate
For every 1% increase in interest rate, the DPU impact is 1.6%.

Related Parties Shareholding

  • REIT sponsor's shareholding: Below median for more than 10%
  • REIT manager's shareholding: Below median for more than 20%
  • Directors of REIT manager's shareholding: Below median for more than 20%

Lease Profile

  • Occupancy: ± 5% from median
  • WALE: Above median for more than 20%
  • Highest lease expiry within 5 years: ± 10% from median; Falls in 2024 
  • Weighted Average Land Lease Expiry: Below median for more than 10%

Debt Profile

  • Gearing ratio: ± 10% from median
  • Cost of debt: Below median for more than 20%
  • Fixed rate debt %: ± 10% from median
  • Unsecured debt %: 100%
  • WADM: Above median for more than 20% 
  • Highest debt maturity within 5 years: Below median for more than 20%; Falls in 2026
  • Interest coverage ratio: Above median for more than 20%

Diversification Profile

  • Top geographical contribution: ± 10% from median
  • Top property contribution: Below median for more than 20%
  • Top 5 properties' contribution: Below median for more than 10%
  • Top tenant contribution: Above median for more than 20%
  • Top 10 tenants' contribution: Above median for more than 20%

Key Financial Metrics

  • Property yield: Above median for more than 20%
  • Management fees over distribution: ± 10% from median; $ 7.14 distribution for every dollar paid 
  • Distribution on capital: Above median for more than 20%
  • Distribution margin: Above median for more than 20%


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

Relative Valuation

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

Author's Opinion

 Favorable Less Favorable
High OccupancyLow REIT Sponsor's Shareholding
Long WALELow REIT Manager's Shareholding
Low Cost of DebtLow Directors of REIT Manager's Shareholding
100% Unsecured DebtHigh Top Tenant & Top 10 Tenants Contributions
Well Spread Debt Maturity 
High Interest Coverage Ratio 
Low Top Property & Top 5 Properties Contributions 
High Property Yield 
High Distribution on Capital 
High Distribution Margin 
DPU Uptrend 
NAV per Unit Uptrend 
Occupancy Uptrend 
Distribution Margin Uptrend

From the above table, KDC fundamentals remain resilient. With the target completion of Guangdong DC 2 acquisition in 2H, the performance is expected to be improved moving forward.

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