Who is The Substantial Shareholder Exiting Boustead?

Last Friday, 9th March 2018, the share price of Boustead plunged to S$0.76. The Company took opportunity and purchased 2,220,400 shares by way of market acquisition as part of its share buy-back programme.  Today, the Company purchased a further 26,705,100 shares by way of market acquisition.

Today, Boustead Singapore said that a substantial shareholder has expressed his intention to make an exit. I am curious who this substantial shareholder is. From FY2017 annual report, the below shows the twenty largest shareholders of Boustead.

A quick google did not show any sudden bad news hitting Boustead. What a steal at S$0.76! At the point of writing this post, the share price of Boustead has recovered back up to S$0.80.

WeWork Leases Office Space From CapitaMall Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust

Recently, while I was flipping through the financial results presentation slides of two REITs, namely CapitalMall Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust, I came across this company called “WeWork” that seem to take up quite a substantial square feet of office space in these two REITs.

WeWork Singapore has committed to lease around 28,700 square feet of space at one of China Square Central’s heritage shophouse blocks. The company had leased 40,000 square feet of office space across two floors of Funan’s North Office Block, becoming Funan’s first office tenant.

Being curious, I looked up the term “WeWork”. This is what I found

WeWork is an American startup company founded in 2010 that provides shared workspace across various countries. Recently, they have acquired Singapore based company Spacemob.

Based on my findings, WeWork has a current valuation of US$20 billion. Wow! That sounds like a strong and robust tenant for both of these two REITs I am holding.

Will Growth Continue For OUE Hospitality Trust After 4Q2017

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The last time I reviewed OUE Hospitality Trust was last year May 2017 ( OUE Hospitality Trust 1Q2017 Results – Signs of Recovery? ). OUE Hospitality Trust released their 4Q2017 financial results on 30th January 2018 however I only managed to take a look at it recently. I am glad that their Hospitality segment recorded higher income due to better operating performance of Mandarin Orchard Singapore and full-year contribution from the enlarged 563-room Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.

Annual Distribution per unit increased 11.5% from 4.61 cents to 5.14 cents. This gem has finally reviewed its shine and I hope this continues over the next quarters. Will it? Read More