Mapletree Industrial Trust's Valuation Is Getting Expensive

Key Highlights:

  • Mapletree Industrial Trust's 3Q19 DPU grew 2.9%

  • The annualised yield and price to book ratio are 4.5% and 1.76 respectively

1. Dividends

Net property income and distributable income grew 14% to $102.6m. The increase was mainly due to:

  • Contribution from 18 Tai Seng and 7 Tai Seng Drive

  • Better performance of 30A Kallang Place after redevelopment

  • Lower property maintenance expense

The annualised yield is 4.5%, which is at its historical low.

Source: reitscompass's REITs Insider ratings

2. Portfolio

Portfolio occupancy went up slightly to 90.9%, mainly due to better occupancies for its hi-tech and business park buildings. With the recent acquisition of assets in US, the portfolio leverage inched up to 34.1%. The interest cost is 3%, with 63.8% of the loans are on fixed rates.

It is currently trading at a high price to book ratio of 1.76.

3. Growth catalyst

Moving forward, the REIT will kick start its largest redevelopment project at Kolam Ayer 2 Cluster into a