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

Kingsmen Creatives 3Q2017 Results – Recovery No Where In Sight

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Kingsmen Creatives have just released their 3Q2017 results and the financial figures does not seem very pleasing. Revenue declined across three out of its four business divisions for 3Q2017 as compared to 3Q2016. It seems that recovery is no where in sight.

Here are the financial results across its four business divisions.

  • The Exhibitions & Thematic division registered a revenue of S$32.3 million, an increase of S$0.9 million or 2.7% from S$31.4 million recorded in 3Q 2016.
  • The Retail & Corporate Interiors division recorded a revenue of S$30.6 million, a decrease of S$8.0 million or 20.8% compared to S$38.6 million in 3Q 2016.
  • The Research & Design division registered a revenue of S$3.2 million, a decrease of S$0.2 million or 6.8% from S$3.4 million recorded in 3Q 2016.
  • The Alternative Marketing division achieved a revenue of  S$3.0 million, a decrease of S$0.4 million or 10.7% from S$3.4 million in 3Q 2016.

I remembered the Group’s cash and cash equivalents was S$58.5 million in 1Q2017.  The Group’s current cash and cash equivalents stood at S$50.7 million as at 30 September 2017 which was a 15% decrease.

Temasek Sold 50K shares of SoilBuild Business Space REIT

If you have subscribed to email news alert from any of the REIT’s website, you may occasionally receive email announcements like the one below. Sometimes, it gets really frustrating that the announcement title does not indicate whether the substantial unit holder is increasing his holdings or selling his shares.

Today, upon receiving the above email announcement from SoilBuild Business Space REIT, I decided to check out Spiking which is a new mobile application I downloaded recently.

Look what I found. Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited has sold 50K of SoilBuild Business Space REIT at the price of S$0.68 per share. Usually when a big shareholder such as Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited dump their shares, it depress the share price of the company. Looks like SoilBuild Business Space REIT share price may go on a downtrend in upcoming weeks.