What To Invest Now?

Previously, I wrote about re-investing the money I gotten from the sale of Suntec REIT. This puts me in a dilemma as I do not know which REIT in my stock portfolio should I increase my position. Thus, the best way to find out is to compare their current dividend yield for better decision making.

The minimum criteria for my next REIT selection is that the current dividend yield should be better than Suntec REIT which currently yields 5.21% based on the current price of S$1.92.

From the below table that I have tabulated, ParkwayLife REIT is definitely out of the game as it current gives a dividend yield of 4.93%. I have also eliminated CapitaMall Trust as its dividend yield is 5.26% which is very much close to Suntec REIT’s dividend yield of 5.21%.

I have also eliminated OUE Hospitality Trust due to its poor 2Q2018 financial results. (Read more: OUE Hospitality Trust 2Q2018 Financial Results – Still Awaiting The Jewel) Read More

Goodbye Suntec REIT

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I do not know why but without much hesitation, I have sold off Suntec REIT today. Total profit was 54.3%. If I include the dividends collected over the years, total profit was 105%. I have sold off Suntec REIT not because of its slight decline in DPU in 2Q2018 but because it only makes up only 2% of my entire stock portfolio.

I invest in REITs mostly for their dividends and we all know that the more units we held, the more distribution we get every quarter from the REITs. Since the share price of Suntec REIT has appreciated much over the years since IPO, selling it seems to be the right decision. I can invest the money from the sale into other REITs. Yes, I am going to do that but I have yet to make up my mind which REIT to invest in using the capital gained from the sale.

Based on the historical distribution of 10.005 cents in FY17 and current price of S$1.92, the dividend yield is 5.21%. Personally, I felt the current dividend yield is low as compared to other REITs, so if you intend to invest into Suntec REIT, you should wait for the correct price to enter.

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Kingsmen Creatives Turn The Tide Around with 1H2018 Financial Results

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From a sea of red financial results a year ago (Read more: Kingsmen Creatives FY2017 Financial Results Is Disappointing ), Kingsmen Creatives have managed to turn the tide around by releasing a set of positive 1H 2018 financial results.

Revenue increases 1.3% to S$146.8 million and Net profit increases 7.5% to S$2.9 million. Earnings per share has also increased 7.2% from 1.38 cents to 1.48 cents. The company’s cash flow remain healthy as the cash and cash equivalents stood at S$67.6 million as at 30 June 2018.

As at 31 July 2018, the Group has secured contracts of S$322 million, of which S$273 million is expected to be recognised in FY2018. Kingsmen Creatives expect FY2018 to be a profitable year which I am happy for the company as a shareholder.

An interim dividend of 1.0 cents was declared. Read More