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Sunday, February 18, 2024

CapitaLand Ascendas REIT's 2H FY23 Result Review

Basic Profile & Key Statistics

Key Indicators

Performance Highlight
Gross revenue and NPI have increased YoY mainly due to the full half-yearly contribution from the acquisition of 3 properties in 1H and the acquisition of The Chess Building in August. However, the amount available for distribution has declined slightly YoY due to a significant increase in property expenses and finance costs. DPU has also declined YoY due to the above reasons and an enlarged unitholder base.

Rental Reversion
Portfolio rental reversion for 4Q and 3Q stands at 15.2% and 10.2%, respectively. The full-year portfolio rental reversion averages at 13.4%.

Acquisition/Development/Asset Enhancement Initiative

In 2H, CLAR acquired The Chess Building and completed development for MQX4. Additionally, AEIs for The Alpha and 6055 Lusk Boulevard have been completed. Currently, there are 3 ongoing redevelopments and 2 AEIs expected to be completed between 3Q 2024 to 1Q 2026.

On 20 Dec 2023, CLAR announced for divestment of 3 properties at a premium to valuation.


The redevelopment of Somerset Liang Court Singapore is expected to be completed in 2H 2025.

Asset Enhancement Initiative

Riverside Hotel Robertson Quay has rebranded and undergoing renovation which is targeted to be completed by 1Q 2024. In addition, AEIs for multiple properties are ongoing where majority is expected to be completed by 2Q 2024.

Related Parties Shareholding

The REIT sponsor, REIT manager, and directors of the REIT manager hold a relatively low proportion of shareholding.

Lease Profile

The lease profile is moderate, with one notable strength being the well-spread lease expiry.

Debt Profile

WADM is relatively long with well-spread debt maturity, and the adjusted interest coverage ratio is relatively high.

Diversification Profile

The overall diversification profile is outstanding, although there is a slight geographical concentration.

Key Financial Metrics

The operating distributable income on capital is relatively high, and management fees are competitive compared to operating distributable income.

DPU Breakdown
  • TTM Distributable Income Breakdown:
    • 96.1% from Operation
    • 2.7% from Management Fees Paid in Units
    • 1.2% from Income Support 


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

Relative Valuation

  • Dividend Yield - Average for 1y, 3y & 5y
  • P/NAV - Average for 1y, 3y & 5y

Author's Opinion

Gross revenue and NPI have improved compared to the previous half-year, however, DPU has declined YoY due to an enlarged unitholder base arising from a private placement in May. For debt, only 12% require refinancing in 2024.

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