Why I Bought Into Mapletree Commercial Trust

Recently, I mentioned that I have sold off SoilBuild Business Space REIT and reinvested the cash into another stock. One of the stock is Mapletree Commercial Trust. If you notice, I already own Mapletree Commercial Trust in my stock portfolio. I am only increasing my stake on it.

Why did I buy into Mapletree Commercial Trust? One of the reason is the excellent 2Q FY17/18 financial results that Mapletree Commercial Trust has released recently. While other REITs suffer from either flat DPU or declining DPU, Mapletree Commercial Trust achieved a DPU increase of 9.3%! Read More

Goodbye SoilBuild Business Space REIT

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I have long wanted to sell off SoilBuild Business Space REIT almost 1 year ago. Recently, I have divested all my holdings of SoilBuild Business Space REIT. Without dividends, I have made a loss of 11%. With dividends included, I have made a profit of 9%.

Below are my reasons for selling of SoilBuild Business Space REIT.

Risky Business

As we know, two tenants have defaulted over their rent (72 Loyang Way and NK Ingredients Pte Ltd). Blame it on poor economic outlook or collapse of marine oil and gas sector but as I wrote previously, 11% of Soilbuild Business REIT tenants are in the Marine Oil and Gas sector. This puts SoilBuild Business Space REIT in a high risky position should more tenants default their rent.

Declining Distribution Per Unit

Distribution Per Unit declines quarter on quarter. Given the declining share price and declining distribution, there is no reason I should be keeping this REIT.

Something Better to Buy

I am selling SoilBuild Business Space REIT as I have spotted something better to buy which I shall write in my upcoming post.

Summary of September 2017 Transactions

There is no change to my stock portfolio this month. Although the stock market has retraced slightly this month, I still think most of the companies are still expensive to buy. A recently article published by The Fifth Person has enlightened me which is to avoid buying a stock at the wrong price. I remembered the saying goes “A good stock purchased at the wrong price can be a bad investment” thus we should always be patient to wait for the right price and not rush into a hasty investment.

While waiting for an opportunity to divest Soilbuild Business Space REIT, bad news pop up again. Another tenant has default on its rent ( Another Tenant Default for Soilbuild Business Space REIT ). This will unlikely to impact its upcoming quarter financial results as Soilbuild REIT has called on its insurance guarantee but Soilbuild REIT better find a new tenant soon else it may have an impact on its distributions in subsequent quarters.

There are a few stocks I am currently watching. They are Frasers Commercial Trust, SPH REIT, Starhill Global REIT and Capital Commercial Trust.

HP recently announced they will not be renewing their lease at Alexandra Technopark. This opens an opportunity to buy more into Frasers Commercial Trust should the price comes down.

As for SPH REIT, I like the stability of this retail REIT however, the sponsor SPH is doing badly right now and I am worried about its SPH cash running out. This will have somehow an impact on SPH REIT. The dividend yield is pretty non attractive at less than 6%.

Starhill Global REIT remains my favorite pick due to its high dividend yield among other retail REITs right now. As Starhill Global REIT is in my spouse’s stock portfolio, I shall not be adding it to my stock portfolio but if opportunity arises, I may add more of it to my spouse’s stock portfolio. My preferred entry price is S$0.73.

The last REIT I am looking at is Capital Commercial Trust. I came to know about this trust due to Golden Shoe Carpark. The manager is good at recycling capital assets. At current S$1.66, it looks expensive to buy into this REIT. A good entry price is S$1.45 to S$1.51 but as I have not done any further personal analysis, this is just my rough feel.