Frasers Commercial Trust Declares Stable DPU of 2.40 cents for 4QFY18

Frasers Commercial Trust has announced their 4QFY18 financial results on Friday, 19th October 2018. As mentioned in my previous post (My Personal Analysis of Frasers Commercial Trust), Frasers Commercial Trust has managed to pay out 2.40 cents for 1QFY18, 2QFY18 and 3QFY18 respectively. If they payout 2.40 cents for 4QFY18, this will amount to a total of 9.6 cents in FY18 versus 9.82 cents in FY17 which is a merely 2.24% drop in annual DPU. Yes, as per predicted, they have declared a distribution per unit of 2.40 cents for 4QFY18.

Debt

The proceeds from the divestment of 55 Market Street were utilised to repay S$197 million of borrowings in September 2018, which significantly reduced aggregate leverage to 28.3% as at 30 September 2018, from 35.4% as at 30 June 2018. Read More

October 2018 Financial Results Announcement Dates

It is almost coming to the end of the year and I am expecting to receive my last tranche of dividends payout from the REITs I am holding. With the recent announcement of Fed interest rate hike, it impacted the share price of REITs, causing them to decline slightly. For the past week, the stock market was in a sea of red. However, the stock market managed to recover slightly and re-bounced back on Friday, 12th October 2018.

The risk that I am expecting for Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust has actualized as AUD weakened further against the Singapore dollar (1 AUD to 0.98 SGD). The market has reacted to this and the share price of Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust fell lower to S$1.04.

Below are the date of results announcement for some of the REITs I am holding in my stock portfolio.

Stock Name Percentage of My Stock Portfolio Date Of Results Announcement
ST Engineering 16% Not applicable
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust 15% 5th November 2018
ParkwayLife REIT 11% 25th October 2018
CapitaMall Trust 11% 25th October 2018
Mapletree Commercial Trust 11% 24th October 2018
ComfortDelgro 8% Not applicable
OUE Hospitality Trust 4% Not applicable
The Hour Glass 3% Not applicable
Kingsmen Creative 3% Not applicable
Frasers Commercial Trust 2% 19th October 2018

Looking forward to collecting my dividends!

My Personal Analysis Of Frasers Commercial Trust

Frasers Commercial Trust (“FCOT”) currently makes up 2% of my stock portfolio. I cannot remember how long I have held this REIT but I have bought it in my early days of investing. I have been hesitating to increase my holdings of FCOT because China Square Central and Alexandra Technopark are both undergoing Asset Enhancement Initiative (“AEI”). Another reason was Hewlett Packard vacating Alexandra Technopark, which has a pretty big impact on its rental income since HP used to be one of its top ten tenants. With AEI at Alexandra Technopark completing in 2H2018 and China Square Central in 2H2019, it is probably time for me to take a look at the current performance of Frasers Commercial Trust (“FCOT”). Read More