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Monday, January 30, 2023

Keppel REIT Review @ 30 January 2023

Basic Profile & Key Statistics
  • Main Sector(s): Office
  • Country(s) with Assets: Singapore, Australia, South Korea & Japan
  • No. of Properties (exclude development/associate/fund): 11

Key Indicators

Performance Highlight
Property income, NPI, distributable income from operation have declined slightly yoy mainly due to mainly due to the absence of contribution from 275 George Street which was divested in July 2021 and lower property income from the Australia properties and T Tower. However distribution to unitholders and DPU have increased yoy due to the anniversary distribution.

Rental Reversion
The average signing rent of the Singapore office leases for 2022 is S$ 11.54 psf, which is higher for those expiring in 2023, 2024 and 2025.

On 30 Nov, KREIT completed the acquisition of KR Ginza II in Japan. From the annoucement, when the property is fully leased, it is expected to be pro forma DPU accretion of 0.5%.

The development of Blue & William is on track to complete by mid-2023.

Sensitivity to Interest Rate
For every 0.5% increase in interest rate, the DPU impact is 1.9% per annum.

Distribution Breakdown
  • Distributable Income Breakdown:
    • 70.9% from Operation
    • 23.8 from Fees Paid/Payable in Units
    • 0.8% from Income Support
    • 4.5% from Proceeds from Divestment
  • Distribution = 100% of Distributable Income
  • Distribution to Perpetual Securities Holder = 4.3% of Distributable Income

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 2025
  • 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 20%
  • 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: Below median for more than 10%

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 20%
  • Management fees over distribution: Above median for more than 20%; $4.20 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 average for 1y; Below -1SD for 3y & 5y
  • Dividend Yield: Above average for 1y; +1SD for 3y; Above for 2SD for 5y

Author's Opinion

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

Property income and NPI improved slightly as compared to the previous quarter. As per the previous announcement, the manager will distribute the "anniversary distribution" starting from this distribution, which helps to cushion the borrowing cost increase and increasing cost. 

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