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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Starhill Global REIT Review @ 1 February 2023

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

Key Indicators

Performance Highlight
Gross revenue, NPI, income available for distribution, distribution to unitholders and DPU improved yoy mainly due to completion of AEI at The Starhill, lower rental assistance and higher rental contribution from the Singapore Office.

Tenant Sales and Shopper Traffic
For Wisma Atria, both tenant sales and shopper traffic has improved as compared to the previous quarter, despite ongoing interior AEI works.

The divestment of Daikanyama is expected to complete in early 2023, at 2.9% above the purchased price.

Asset Enhancement Initiative
The AEI work for Wisma Atria has largely been completed and the bubble lift upgrade is expected to be completed in February.

Sensitivity to Interest Rate
For every 1% increase in interest rate, the impact on DPU would be 0.08 cent per annum, which is around 2.1%.

Distribution Breakdown
  • Distributable Income Breakdown:
    • 96.4% from Operation
    • 3.6% from Fees Paid/Payable in Units
  • Distribution = 95% of Distributable Income
  • Distribution to Perpetual Securities Holder = 4.2% 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 10%
  • Highest lease expiry within 5 years: Above median for more than 20%; Falls in FY24/25
  • Weighted average land lease expiry: Below median for more than 10%

Debt Profile

  • Gearing ratio: ± 10% from median
  • Gearing including perps: ± 10% from median
  • Cost of debt: ± 10% from median
  • Fixed rate debt %: Above median for more than 10%
  • Unsecured debt %: ± 10% from median
  • WADM: ± 10% from median
  • Highest debt maturity within 5 years: Below median for more than 20%; Falls in FY25/26
  • Interest coverage ratio: Below median for more than 10%

Diversification Profile

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

Key Financial Metrics

  • Property yield: ± 10% from median
  • Management fees over distribution: Above median for more than 10%; $5.571 distribution for every dollar paid 
  • Distribution on capital: Below median for more than 10%
  • Distribution margin: ± 10% from median


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

Relative Valuation

  • P/NAV: Above average for 1y & 3y; Average for 5y
  • Dividend Yield: Average for 1y, 3y & 5y

Author's Opinion

 Favorable Less Favorable
Diversified SectorLow Directors of REIT Manager's Shareholding
High REIT Sponsor's ShareholdingConcentrated Lease Expiry
High REIT Manager's ShareholdingLow Interest Coverage Ratio
Long WALEHigh Top Geographical Contribution
High Fixed Rate Debt %High Top Property & Top 5 Properties Contributions
Well Spread Debt MaturityHigh Top Tenant & Top 10 Tenants Contributions
 Non-Competitive Management Fees
 Low Distribution on Capital
 DPU Downtrend
 NAV per Unit Downtrend
 Interest Coverage Ratio Downtrend
 Distribution on Capital Downtrend

As compared to the previous half-yearly performance, DPU has declined from 2.02 cents to 1.82 cents. The decline mainly comes from the combination of NPI decline, interest cost increase, loss in derivative instruments, income tax increase (a lot) and a higher amount of retention. Moving forward, the performance of Singapore retail is expected to be improved given the border opening of China.

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