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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Keppel REIT Review @ 25 October 2022

Basic Profile & Key Statistics
  • Main Sector(s): Office
  • Country(s) with Assets: Singapore, Australia & South Korea
  • No. of Properties (exclude development/associate/fund): 10

Key Indicators

Performance Highlight

For 9M 2022, gross revenue, NPI, distributable income and DPU increased yoy mainly due to contribution from Keppel Bay Tower.

Rental Reversion
The average signing rent of the Singapore office leases for 9M2022 is S$ 11.47 psf, which is higher for those expiring in 2022, 2023 and 2024.


The development of Blue & Willliam is on track to be completed by mid-2023. 

Sensitivity to Interest Rate

For every 0.5% increase in interest rate, the DPU impact is 2.1% per annum.

Related Parties Shareholding

  • REIT sponsor's shareholding: Above median for more than 20%
  • REIT manager's shareholding: Above 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: Below median for more than 10%; Falls in 2026
  • Weighted Average Land Lease Expiry: Above median for more than 20%

Debt Profile

  • Gearing ratio: ± 10% from median
  • Gearing ratio includes perps: ± 10% from median
  • Cost of debt: Below median for more than 10%
  • Fixed rate debt %: ± 10% from median
  • Unsecured debt %: ± 10% from median
  • WADM: ± 10% from median
  • Highest debt maturity within 5 years: Below median for more than 20%; Falls in 2024
  • Interest coverage ratio: ± 10% from median

Diversification Profile

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

Key Financial Metrics

  • Property yield: Below median for more than 10%
  • Management fees over distribution: Above median for more than 20%; $4.17 distribution for every dollar paid 
  • Distribution on capital: Below median for more than 20%
  • Distribution margin: Above median for more than 20%


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

Relative Valuation

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

Author's Opinion

 Favorable Less Favorable
High REIT Sponsor's ShareholdingLow Directors of REIT Manager's Shareholding
High REIT Manager's ShareholdingHigh Top Geographical Contribution
Long WALEHigh Top Property & Top 5 Properties Contributions
Well Spread Lease ExpiryLow Property Yield
Long Weighted Average Land Lease ExpiryNon Competitive Management Fees
Low Cost of DebtLow Distribution on Capital
Well Spread Debt MaturityDistribution Margin Downtrend
Low Top Tenant Contribution 
High Distribution Margin 
Interest Coverage Ratio Uptrend 
Property Yield Uptrend

Property income and NPI have dropped slightly as compared to the previous quarter. Occupancy has improved from 95.5% to 96.8% and the average signing rent has increased to S$ 11.47 psf as compared to S$ 11.43 in the previous quarter. One notable announcement would be that KREIT is going to distribute a $20 million capital gain annually over the next 5 years, which amounts to a total of $100 million. $20 million is approximate 9% of the past 12 months' distribution, this would definitely help to maintain the stability of DPU in view of the impact of the interest rate hikes, inflation and rising energy cost.

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