Mapletree Commercial Trust Declares DPU of 2.31 cents for 4QFY18/19

I consider this as one gem I have in my stock portfolio. Mapletree Commercial Trust currently makes up 10% of my stock portfolio. On 23rd April 2019, Mapletree Commercial Trust announced their 4QFY18/19 financial results. 4Q FY18/19 gross revenue and Net Property Income (NPI) grew 3.7% and 3.9% respectively. Income available for distribution was up 3.1%.

Here are the 4QFY18/19 financial results compared with 4QFY17/18.

Gross Revenue112,899108,8803.7%
Net Property Income87,56084,2853.9%
Distributable Income66,86164,8393.1%
Distribution Per Unit (“DPU”) (cents)2.312.271.8%

All financial results are positive!

Here are the full year FY18/19 financial results compared with FY17/18.

Gross Revenue443,893433,5252.4%
Net Property Income347,627338,8452.6%
Distributable Income264,027260,3591.4%
Distribution Per Unit (“DPU”) (cents)


As of 31st March 2019, the gearing ratio stood at 33.1%. The average term to maturity of debt is 3.6 years.


Overall portfolio committed occupancy stood at 98.5%.

Dividend Yield

Based on the dividend payout of 9.14 cents and current stock price of $1.92, this translates to a dividend yield of 4.76%. This means Mapletree Commercial Trust is considered expensive right now as most retail REITs should offer a dividend yield above 5%.


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