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Sunday, October 02, 2022

What Are the Singapore REITs YTD Returns as at 2022 9M Amidst the Recent Selldown

3Q is a very bumpy ride for SREITs investors, the YTD average capital loss is growing significantly bigger, especially in the last trading week. The fed rate has increased from 1.5% to 1.75% at the end of June to 3% to 3.25% at the end of September. The merger between Mapletree Commercial Trust and Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust has completed in early August. As for the privatization of Frasers Hospitality Trust, the resolution did not pass through, by a very slight margin.

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Overall YTD Returns

Below is the graph for returns of Singapore REITs as of 9M 2022, including Business Trusts - Ascendas India Trust & Dasin Retail Trust. Note that the dividend is based on the ex-dividend date. 

As you could see from above, only 6 counters are having positive YTD returns. Next, let's look at the detailed table:

The average dividend is at 4.77% (based on ex-dividend date) and the average capital loss is at -17.92%, total up to -13.14%. How about MACFK counters? 

*PRIME US REIT is included due to the 30% interest in the REIT manager by Keppel Capital Two Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Capital Management Pte Ltd and in turn, wholly-owned by Keppel Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. which is the asset management arm of Keppel Corporation Limited.

For MACFK counters, the average dividend is 4.23% (based on ex-dividend date) and the average capital loss is at -15.62%, total up to -11.39%. The return is slightly better than the average of 40 counters.


Top 10 Highest Returns

Only 6 out of the top 10 are having positive returns this time. 5 are MACFK counters. 

Top 10 Lowest Returns

2 pure data centre REITs and 3 US Office REITs are in the top 10 lowest returns. 3 are from MACFK counters.

Statistics for Returns

Total Return, % Qty 
> -5% to 0%3
> -10% to -5%9
> -15% to -10%3
> -20% to -15%6
> -25% to -20%7
<= -25%6

Only 6 counters have positive YTD returns and 13 counters are having YTD loss for more than 20%.


Author's Opinion

According to Investopedia, a 10% to 20% decline from the recent peak is considered a correction; while more than a 20% decline from the recent peak is considered a bear market. As I do not track the recent peak of individual SREITs, so I would take the average YTD capital loss as a benchmark. The current YTD capital loss is -17.9% implying we are in the correction stage and we are quite close to the bear market stage. Let's see whether 4Q will step into the bear territory.

You could also refer below for more information:

SREITs Dashboard - Detailed information on individual Singapore REIT

SREITs Data - Overview and Detail of Singapore REIT

REIT Review - List of previous REIT analysis posts

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