Starhill Global REIT 4Q2017/18 Financial Results Continue to Disappoint

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Starhill Global REIT released its 4QFY17/18 financial results on 27th July 2018. The financial results are still depressed due to weaker contributions from the office portfolio and retail scene. In fact, this is similar to its 3QFY17/18 financial results which I wrote in the last quarter (Read more: Starhill Global REIT 3Q2017/18 Results Is Disappointing ). There are no signs of improvement.

$1.6 million of income available for distribution for 4QFY17/18 has been retained for working capital requirements. This is similar to 3Q2017/18 and it gives me the creeps whether Starhill Global REIT is running into some financial troubles. Total debt amounts to $1,134 million and the current gearing is 35.5%. 73% of assets are unencumbered.

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Starhill Global REIT Sells Nakameguro Place Property

Following my updates on Starhill Global REIT’s recent financial results ( Starhill Global REIT 3Q2017/18 Results Is Disappointing ) , the manager of the REIT has announced the divestment of one of its Japan properties. The divested property is located in the Nakameguro district and is a 4-storey building mainly for retail use. The property by asset value accounts for 8.6% of the Japan portfolio and 0.2% of Starhill Global REIT’s portfolio.

The property is valued at JPY 420 million (estimate S$5.1 million) but was sold for JPY 525 million. I consider it as a decent transaction. If you didn’t know, the property was acquired in 2007 together with 6 other properties in Tokyo for approximate S$182.5 million. The Nakameguro place property was one of the property within the Fund Creation Portfolio which was then owned by Fund Creation Co Pte Ltd. Read More

Starhill Global REIT 3Q2017/18 Results Is Disappointing

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On 26 April 2018, Starhill Global REIT has released a set of disappointing 3QFY17/FY18 results. Gross Revenue, Net Property Income (“NPI”), Distributable Income and Distribution Per Unit (“DPU”) has all declined.

Despite the fact that distributable income has declined by 6.3%, the manager retained $1.6 million for working capital purposes, worsening the income to be distributed to unit holders. Distribution Per Unit (“DPU”) fell by 7.6%. This was unexpected of a Retail/Office REIT.
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