DGAP-News: Aroundtown SA / Key word(s): Real Estate/Quarterly / Interim Statement
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AROUNDTOWN ENTERS 2019 WITH STRONG PERFORMANCE IN OPERATIONAL PROFITABILITY AND VALUE CREATION BACKED BY ACCRETIVE ACQUISITIONS
- Robust net rental income of EUR178 million during the first three months of 2019, advancing 28% over the EUR139 million reported in Q1 2018
- Adjusted EBITDA increased to EUR180 million, rising 34% YOY
- FFO I up 29% to EUR118 million.
- FFO I per share increased to EUR0.105, higher by 12% YOY, (EUR0.42 annualized, reflecting a yield of 5.7%).
- FFO I per share after perpetual notes attribution increased by 14% YOY to EUR0.095 displaying the strong sustainable profitability of the business.
- Substantial gains over cost observed with disposals of over EUR170 million leading to a strong FFO II of EUR161 million during the first quarter of 2019 compared to EUR93.5 million in Q1 2018
- Profit for the period increased to EUR437 million, rising 18% over EUR371 million reported a year earlier with the diluted EPS progressing 16% YOY to EUR0.36
- EPRA NAV grew to EUR9.2 billion as of March 2019. EPRA NAV per share grew by 6% to EUR8.2 (from EUR7.7 per share at year-end 2018).
- EPRA NAV including perpetual notes amounted to EUR10.7 billion and EUR9.5 per share.
- High equity ratio of 51% maintained with Total Equity expanding 5% over three months to EUR10.4 billion as of March 2019.
- Investment property advanced to EUR14.8 billion, rising 4% from year-end 2018.
- Solid capital structure maintained with a low LTV of 37% as of the end of the first quarter of 2019 with a high unencumbered assets ratio of 76% (EUR11.1 billion in value)
- Strong credit profile with ICR at 4.7x, long average debt maturity period of 7.5 years, and cost of debt has remained low at 1.8%.
- Sustained strong organic growth displayed in the positive like-for-like increase in the top-line, with total net rent LFL growth of 4.5%, 2.3% is attributable to in-place rent increases and 2.2% due to occupancy increases in the portfolio.
- Following the strong first quarter, guidance for 2019 is confirmed.
29 May 2019.
Robust operational profitability leading to sustained value creation
Year-to-date signed deals of EUR1.4 billion, further materializing the strong pipeline throughout German top tier cities.
The financial statements for Q1 2019 are available on the Company's website:
For definitions and reconciliations of the Alternative Performance Measures, please see the relevant sections in the pages 52-55 of the Q1 2019 financial statements. You can find the financial statements in AT's website under Investor Relations > Publications > Financial Reports or under this link:
About the Company
Aroundtown SA (ISIN: LU1673108939) is a public limited liability company (société anonyme) established under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés, Luxembourg) under number B217868, having its registered office at 1, Avenue du Bois, L-1251 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
T: +352 285 7741
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|1, Avenue du Bois|
|Phone:||+352 285 7741|
|ISIN:||LU1673108939, XS1227093611, XS1336607715, XS1403685636, XS1449707055, XS1532877757, XS1540071724, XS1586386739, XS1649193403, XS1700429308, XS1715306012, XS1761721262, XS1815135352, XS1753814141, CH0398677689, XS1857310814|
|WKN:||A2DW8Z, A1Z07A, A18V71, A180VY, A1839S, A1899S, A19LQR, A19QUX, A19Q3W, A19VK9, A19Z76, A19U7Q|
|Indices:||MDAX, STOXX Europe 600, FTSE EPRA/NAREIT, GPR 250|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Stuttgart; Dublin, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, SIX|
|EQS News ID:||816953|
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