One thing I liked about Frasers Commercial Trust is that it has been maintaining its Distribution Per Unit (“DPU”) over the past quarters and past years. On 22nd October 2019, Frasers Commercial Trust announced its 4QFY19 financial results. Compared to 3QFY19, the financial results have improved slightly.
In 4QFY19, gross revenue increased by 1.7% to S$32.9 million as compared to 4QFY18. Net Property Income (“NPI”) increased by 0.5% to S$21.7 million while Distributable Income increased 2.3% to S$21.9 million. The Distribution Per Unit (“DPU”) remains unchanged. Depending on how you view this, DPU remaining unchanged can be a good thing or bad thing for investors. In my opinion, a good REIT is one that can grow its DPU year on year. But given the lower occupancy at Alexandra Technopark, divestment of 55 Market Street and weakening Australian Dollar, it is already a miracle that Frasers Commercial Trust is able to maintain its DPU pay out of 2.40 cents for each quarter. Read More