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Sunday, August 07, 2022

Keppel Pacific Oak US REIT Review @ 7 August 2022

Basic Profile & Key Statistics
  • Main Sector(s): Office
  • Country(s) with Assets: United States
  • No. of Properties (exclude development/associate/fund): 14

Key Indicators

Performance Highlight

For 2Q, gross revenue, NPI and distributable income improved yoy due to contribution from Bridge Crossing and 105 Edgeview which were acquired in August 2021. However, the income available for distribution and DPU are lower yoy as the manager has chosen to receive the 100% of the base fee in cash for 2Q.

Rental Reversion
Rental reversion is at 1.6% for 1H 2022.

On 28 Jul, the Northridge Center I & II divestment in Atlanta, Georgia was completed at a price of US$22.1 million, which is 16.9% above valuation and around 10% above the purchased price. As for Powers Ferry, the divestment is expected to be completed in 3Q.

Sensitivity to Interest Rate
For every 0.5% increase in interest rate, DPU impact would be 0.062 cents per annum, around 1%.

Related Parties Shareholding

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

Lease Profile

  • Occupancy: ± 5% from median
  • WALE:  ± 10% from median
  • Highest lease expiry within 5 years: Below median for more than 20%; Falls in 2025
  • Weighted Average Land Lease Expiry: All properties are freehold

Debt Profile

  • Gearing ratio: ± 10% from median
  • Cost of debt: Above median for more than 10%
  • Fixed rate debt %: ± 10% from median
  • Unsecured debt %: 100%
  • WADM: ± 10% from median
  • Highest debt maturity within 5 years: ± 10% from median; Falls in 2025
  • Interest coverage ratio: Above median for more than 10%

Diversification Profile

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

Key Financial Metrics

  • Property yield: Above median for more than 10%
  • Management fees over distribution: Below median for more than 20%; $ 9.71 distribution for every dollar paid 
  • Distribution on capital: Above median for more than 20%
  • Distribution margin: ± 10% from median


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

Relative Valuation

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

Author's Opinion

 Favorable Less Favorable
High REIT Manager's ShareholdingLow REIT Sponsor's Shareholding
High Directors of REIT Manager's ShareholdingHigh Cost of Debt
Well Spread Lease ExpiryInterest Coverage Ratio Downtrend
100% Freehold Properties 
100% Unsecured Debt 
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

The performance has improved albeit with a drop in DPU due to the manager taking 100% of base fees in cash for 2Q. Let's see whether this practice would be a norm moving forward.

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