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Tuesday, August 08, 2023

CapitaLand China Trust Review @ 8 August 2023

Basic Profile & Key Statistics
  • Main Sector(s): Retail & Office
  • Country(s) with Assets: China
  • No. of Properties (exclude associate/fund): 20

Key Indicators

Performance Highlight
Gross revenue, NPI, distribution to unitholders and DPU declined YoY mainly due to stronger SGD against RMB (depreciated 8.9% YoY) and higher finance costs but cushion with a realized foreign exchange gain. In terms of RMB, gross revenue and NPI improved very slightly.

Shopper Traffic & Tenant Sales
Both shopper traffic and tenant sales have improved YoY where the 2Q 2023 tenant sales exceeded pre-COVID level.

Rental Reversion

1H rental reversion is at 4.1% for the retail portfolio and 3.9% for the business park portfolio.

Asset Enhancement Initiative

At CapitaMall Grand Canyon, the L1 area has already been reconfigured, and stores are up and running since July. Additionally, a new retail concept supermarket is currently under development in the B1 old supermarket area, with plans to open in 4Q. As for Rock Square, there are reconfiguration efforts underway for the B2 and L3 areas, set to be completed and open in 3Q.

Related Parties Shareholding

  • REIT Sponsor's Shareholding: Above median by 10% or more
  • REIT Manager's Shareholding: Above median by 20% or more
  • Directors of REIT Manager's Shareholding: ± 10% from median

Lease Profile

  • Committed Occupancy: ± 5% from median
  • All income is received in RMB
  • WALE: Below median by 20% or more
  • Highest Lease Expiry within 5 Years: Above median by 20% or more; Falls in 2024
  • Weighted Average Land Lease Expiry: Below median by 20% or more

Debt Profile

  • Gearing Ratio: ± 10% from median
  • Gearing Ratio including Perps: ± 10% from median
  • Cost of Debt: ± 10% from median
  • Fixed Rate Debt %: ± 10% from median
  • Unsecured Debt %: ± 10% from median
  • WADM: Above median by 10% or more
  • Highest Debt Maturity within 5 Years: Below median by 20% or more; Falls in 2027
  • Interest Coverage Ratio: ± 10% from median

Diversification Profile

  • Top Geographical Contribution: Below median by 20% or more
  • Top Property Contribution: Below median by 20% or more
  • Top 5 Properties' Contribution: ± 10% from median
  • Top Tenant Contribution: Below median by 20% or more
  • Top 10 Tenants' Contribution: Below median by 20% or more

Key Financial Metrics

  • Property Yield: ± 10% from median
  • Management Fees over Operating Distributable Income: Above median by 20% or more; $4.78 distribution for every dollar paid 
  • Operating Distributable Income on Capital: Below median by 20% or more
  • Operating Distributable Income Margin: Below median by 20% or more
  • Operating Distribution Proportion: Below median by 5% or more

DPU Breakdown
  • TTM DPU Breakdown:
    • 83.8% from Operation
    • 12.4% from Management Fees Paid in Units
    • 0.8% from Income Support
    • 3% from Release of Retention/Capital


  • Flat: Committed Occupancy
  • Slight Downtrend: Property Yield
  • Downtrend: DPU from Operation, NAV per Unit, Interest Coverage Ratio, Operating Distributable Income on Capital, Operating Distributable Income Margin

Relative Valuation

  • Dividend Yield: Average for 1y, 3y & 5y
  • P/NAV: Average for 1y & 3y; Below -1SD for 5y

Author's Opinion

 Favorable Less Favorable
Diversified SectorAll income is received in RMB
High REIT Sponsor's ShareholdingShort WALE
High REIT Manager's ShareholdingConcentrated Lease Expiry
Long WADMShort Weighted Average Land Lease Expiry
Well Spread Debt MaturityNon Competitive Management Fees
Low Top Geographical ContributionLow Operating Distributable Income on Capital
Low Top Property ContributionLow Operating Distributable Income Margin
Low Top Tenant & Top 10 Tenants' ContributionsLow Operating Distribution Proportion
 DPU from Operation Downtrend
 NAV per Unit Downtrend
 Interest Coverage Ratio Downtrend
 Operating Distributable Income on Capital Downtrend
 Operating Distributable Income Margin Downtrend

Compared to the previous half-yearly period, despite a similar gross revenue, NPI has shown a significant 12% improvement, mainly attributed to reduced property expenses. Coupled with a higher foreign exchange realized gain, the DPU has improved. Regarding debt, only 0.3% is maturing this year, with 14.8% maturing in 2024. CLCT has already secured a commitment for S$ 150 million (7.6% of the 14.8%) maturing in 2024, and another S$ 120 million (6% of the 14.8%) is currently in advanced negotiation. Together with a moderate fixed rate proportion of 74%, the impact of further interest costs increase should be mitigated. 

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