Summary of February 2019 Transactions

This is a short month and here we are at the end of the month again to summarize my stock portfolio again. Earlier this month, I was pretty busy with Chinese New Year activities such as spring cleaning and visiting friends and relatives. I did not make any buy or sell transaction this month. I have strictly followed my routine of purchasing the Singapore Savings Bonds. Other than using cash to purchase Singapore Savings Bonds, I have used my Supplementary Retirement Scheme funds to purchase as well since the Singapore Savings Bonds offer higher interest rate.

I shall be receiving the dividends payout from OUE Hospitality Trust, ParkwayLife REIT, CapitaMall Trust, Mapletree Commercial Trust on the 28th of February. This is additional “red packet” for me.

I have done an analysis of SPH REIT (Reviewing My Personal Analysis of SPH REIT) which I shall be monitoring closely. I am currently accumulating cash and shall enter into a position if the price is right. If you have noticed, most stock prices of REITs have gone up and this results in a lower dividend yield at the current price.

That is all my updates for February!

Reviewing My Personal Analysis of SPH REIT

When I wrote about SPH Reit two years ago, SPH Reit only has two assets in its portfolio which are Paragon and The Clementi Mall. Back then, there was news that SPH Reit will add Seletar Mall to its portfolio but till date, it has not actualize. As of today, SPH Reit has include two new properties in its portfolio, which is The Rail Mall and Figtree Grove Shopping Centre.

The Rail Mall

SPH Reit acquired The Rail Mall on 28th June 2018 at S$63.2 million. Based on what I have gathered, 40% of the tenants are F&B restaurant operators, 20%are supermarkets and the rest consist of services providers such as spa and massage parlours and tuition centres.

The Rail Mall has 41.5% of its leases expiring in FY19. Read More

VICOM Declares Special Dividend

VICOM has announced their FY18 full year results on 11th February 2019. I do not own VICOM in my stock portfolio, however I have previously added VICOM to my wife’s stock portfolio as the stock price of VICOM is fairly stable and requires little monitoring. If you did not know, VICOM is a subsidiary of ComfortDelgro.  VICOM currently makes up 11 percent of my wife’s entire stock portfolio.

The financial results was a piece of good news as a final dividend of 23.17 cents and special dividend of 8.62 cents was declared. Based on the current share price of S$6.28, this translates to a dividend yield of 5.06%.

The Group’s operating profit of $39.7 million for 2018 was $9.2 million or 30.3% higher than 2017. VICOM’s cash flow remains strong as the net cash outflow in 2018 was $3.4 million after dividend payments.

FY18 Full Year Financial Results

VICOM’s total revenue of $100.1 million for 2018 was $3.0 million or 3.1% higher than 2017 due to higher business volumes.

There is a one off other income of $7.7 million for 2018 which was derived from gain on the Surrender of Lease of the Property at 18 Teban Gardens Crescent to Jurong Town Corporation less provision for relocation costs to the new building.

31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2016
Revenue ($mil) 100.1 97.0 101.2
Operating Profit ($mil) 39.7 30.5 32.4
Profit Before Tax ($mil) 41.1 32.0 34.0
Profit After Tax & Non-controlling interests 34.7 26.5 28.2
Earnings per share (cents) 39.15 29.90 31.77