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Thursday, October 27, 2022

AIMS APAC REIT Review @ 27 October 2022

Basic Profile & Key Statistics
  • Main Sector(s): Logistics, Industrial & Office
  • Country(s) with Assets: Singapore & Australia
  • No. of Properties (exclude development/associate/fund): 29

Key Indicators

Performance Highlight

Gross revenue and NPI increased mainly due to contributions from the Woolworths HQ that was acquired in November 2021 and higher rental and recoveries from existing properties. However, higher income was offset by higher operating expenses, distributions to Perpetual Securities holders, higher interest expenses and management fees, resulting in a slight improvement in distribution to unitholders. DPU improved marginally if excluding the one-off reversal of rental relief provision in 1H FY22.

Rental Reversion
Rental revision for the latest quarter is at 6.2%, while for 1H is at 8.1%.

Asset Enhancement Initiative
AAREIT would install large-scale rooftop solar systems for 6 Singapore properties by December 2023.

Sensitivity to Interest Rate
For every 0.25% interest rate increase, DPU impact would be 0.08 cent per annum, approximately 0.85%.

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: Above median for more than 10%
  • Highest lease expiry within 5 years: Below median for more than 10%; Falls in FY24
  • Weighted average land lease expiry: Below median for more than 20%

Debt Profile

  • Gearing ratio: ± 10% from median
  • Gearing ratio including perps: Above median for more than 20%
  • Cost of debt: Above median for more than 10%
  • Fixed rate debt %: Above median for more than 10%
  • Unsecured debt %: Below median for more than 20%
  • WADM: Above median for more than 20%
  • Highest debt maturity within 5 years: Above median for more than 20%; Falls in FY27
  • Interest coverage ratio: Below median for more than 20%

Diversification Profile

  • Top geographical contribution: Above median for more than 20%
  • 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 10%
  • Management fees over distribution: Above median for more than 20%; $4.24 distribution for every dollar paid 
  • Distribution on capital: Below median for more than 10%
  • Distribution margin: Below median for more than 20%


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

Relative Valuation

  • P/NAV: Below -2SD for 1y; Below -1SD for 3y & 5y
  • Dividend Yield: Above +2SD for 1y; Above +1SD for 3y & 5y

Author's Opinion

 Favorable Less Favorable
Diversified SectorLow REIT Sponsor's Shareholding
High REIT Manager's ShareholdingShort Weighted Average Land Lease Expiry
High Directors of REIT Manager's ShareholdingHigh Perpetual Securities %
High OccupancyHigh Cost of Debt
Long WALELow Unsecured Debt %
Well Spead Lease ExpiryConcentrated Debt Maturity
High Fixed Rate Debt %Low Interest Coverage Ratio
Long WADMHigh Top Geographical Contribution
Low Top Property & Top 5 Properties ContributionsHigh Top Tenant & Top 10 Tenants Contributions
High Property YieldNon Competitive Management Fees
Occupancy UptrendLow Distribution on Capital
 Low Distribution Margin
 DPU Downtrend
 Interest Coverage Ratio Downtrend
 Property Yield Downtrend
 Distribution on Capital Downtrend
 Distribution Margin Downtrend

Gross revenue, distributable income and DPU have improved as compared to the previous quarter. For debt maturity, AAREIT has no debt maturity in FY23 and only 3.7% of borrowing maturing in FY24. Coupled with the 88% borrowing at a fixed rate, the impact of interest rate hikes should be minimal. However, the low adjusted interest coverage ratio of 2.5 and down-trending metrics should be something to take note of.

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