Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust Announce Proposed Merger

Investors have already felt something fishy last Friday when both Frasers Commercial Trust and Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust requested for a trading halt. Today, Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust announced a proposed merger by way of trust scheme.

In conjuction with the merger, Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust also proposed the acquisition of 50% interest in Farnborough Business Park from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Frasers Property Limited. The remaining 50% is currently held by Frasers Commercial Trust (Read more: My Personal Analysis Of Frasers Commercial Trust) After the merger, Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust will hold 100% of Farnborough Business Park.

With the merger, the total assets will be worth approximately S$5.7 billion and the enlarged REIT will be one of the top 10 S-REIT by market capitalisation with index representation.

Frasers Commercial Trust unitholders will receive

  • S$0.151 in cash for each unit; and 
  • 1.233 new Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust units at an issue price of S$1.240 per unit.

I shall not dive into other rationale that the manager gave for the proposed merger. As a dividend investor, I am only keen in the dividend yield after the merger. The merger is expected to be DPU accretive on a pro forma basis for both Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust unitholders and Frasers Commercial Trust unitholders by 2.2% and 4.2% respectively.

After the news of the merger broke out, share price of Frasers Commercial Trust has also gone up by 2.40%.

Screening For Dividend Stocks In November 2019

How do I find stocks to analyse and decide if it is worth investing? Every month, I will always start by running the stock screener that I have saved on Stocks Café. There are several websites that offer such a tool to screen for stocks using conditions that you can set such as dividend yield, P/E ratio, P/B ratio and Market Capitalization etc. Some website that offers such a tool are Singapore Exchange, FSMOne and StocksCafe.

The stock screener offered by Stocks Café allows me to save the conditions that I can pre-set. You can check out my review here on the Stocks Café Dividend Stocks Screener (Read more: Screening For Dividend Stocks Using Stocks Cafe Stock Screener).

Below are the top 10 dividend yielding stocks as of 14th November 2019.

Name Current Yield % P/E P/B Market Cap
OUE 8.904 19.94 0.33 1.3B
Haw Par 8.765 16.29 0.969 3B
CapitaRetail China Trust 7.316 9.57 0.987 1.8B
Cromwell REIT SGD 7.183 10.96 0.931 1.9B
Cromwell REIT EUR 7.098 11.45 0.966 1.3B
Mapletree NAC Trust 6.757 6.05 0.853 3.9B
Mapletree Industrial Trust 6.076 16.93 1.58 5.4B
Frasers Commercial Trust 5.963 9.77 0.982 1.5B
Yanlord Land 5.714 4.83 0.473 2.4B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust 5.691 11.86 1.271 2.7B

With the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, this has impacted REITs that have Hong Kong assets in its portfolio. Protesters are vandalising malls and this causes shoppers to stay at home, forcing shopping malls and shops to shut their doors.

One such example is Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust which has Festival Walk as one of its assets.

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust is a real estate investment trust, which invests directly or indirectly in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate in Hong Kong SAR, China and Japan. It focuses on commercial assets as well as real estate-related assets. Its objective is to achieve an attractive level of return from rental income and long-term capital growth. The company was founded in February 2013 and is headquartered in Singapore.

When the share price fall, the current dividend yield increases. Further analysis is required to check the fundamentals of Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust if it is still able to sustain its historical dividend payout.

Opportunity?

Screening For Dividend Stocks In September 2019

How do I find stocks to analyse and decide if it is worth investing? Every month, I will always start by running the stock screener that I have saved on Stocks Café. There are several websites that offer such a tool to screen for stocks using conditions that you can set such as dividend yield, P/E ratio, P/B ratio and Market Capitalization etc. Some website that offers such a tool are Singapore Exchange, FSMOne and StocksCafe.

The stock screener offered by Stocks Café allows me to save the conditions that I can pre-set. You can check out my review here on the Stocks Café Dividend Stocks Screener (Read more: Screening For Dividend Stocks Using Stocks Cafe Stock Screener).

Below are the top 10 dividend yielding stocks as of 25th September 2019.

Name Current Yield % P/E P/B Market Cap
Haw Par 8.569 16.46 0.979 3B
Cromwell REIT EUR 7.24 11.34 0.957 1.3B
CapitaRetail China Trust 7.221 9.39 0.937 1.8B
Cromwell REIT SGD 7.183 11.11 0.944 1.9B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust 7.074 12.05 1.332 2.7B
Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust AUD 6.854 12.82 1.37 2.9B
Mapletree Industrial Trust 6.1 17.27 1.624 5B
Frasers Commercial Trust 5.963 9.74 1.036 1.5B
SPH 5.869 13.82 0.99 3.4B
Mapletree NAC Trust 5.834 6.58 0.918 4.2B

Haw Par has appeared in my previous screening for dividend stocks. The current yield of 8.569% is misleading and I would have dived into the stock if I have not done my personal analysis of Haw Par. Haw Par has paid out a special dividend last year and that is why it always appear top in my screening list for dividend stocks.

There are a few stocks in the above list that I am interested in. Thus, they are possible candidates to add to my stock portfolio after I have done my personal analysis of them. They are Cromwell REIT, CapitaRetail China Trust, Mapletree Industrial Trust and Mapletree NAC Trust. All of them have a current dividend yield of above 5% which is one of the conditions for dividend stocks.

One of the best feature about Stocks Café is that the description gives you a summary about the REIT

Cromwell REIT

Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust engages in the investment in property. It focuses on diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate assets in Europe. It operates through the following property sub-portfolios: Office, Light Industrial, and Other. The Office asset class includes Netherlands, Italy, and Finland. The Light Industrial asset class comprises of Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark, and Italy. The Other asset class focuses on Italy. The company was founded on April 28, 2017 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Capita Retail China Trust

CapitaLand Retail China Trust is a real estate investment trust. It operates through the following segments: CapitaMall Xizhimen, CapitaMall Wangjing, CapitaMall Grand Canyon, CapitaMall Xinnan, CapitaMall Erqi, CapitaMall Shuangjing, CapitaMall Minzhongleyuan, CapitaMall Qibao, CapitaMall Saihan, and CapitaMall Wuhu. It invests on a long-term basis in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate used primarily for retail purposes and located primarily in China, Hong Kong and Macau. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Mapletree Industrial Trust

Mapletree Industrial Trust engages in the provision of real estate solutions and investment in industrial properties. It operates through the following segments: Flatted Factories, Hi-Tech Buildings, Business Park Buildings, Stack-Up and Ramp-Up Buildings, and Light Industrial Buildings. The company was founded on January 29, 2008 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust is a real estate investment trust, which invests directly or indirectly in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate in Hong Kong SAR, China and Japan. It focuses on commercial assets as well as real estate-related assets. Its objective is to achieve an attractive level of return from rental income and long-term capital growth. The company was founded in February 2013 and is headquartered in Singapore.