DGAP-News: Aroundtown Property Holdings Plc. / Key word(s): Half Year Results/Real Estate
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AROUNDTOWN'S H1 2016 RESULTS: INCREASING OPERATIONAL PROFITS AND VALUE CREATION
- Rental and operating income at EUR110 million, up 138% YOY
- EBITDA amounted to EUR610 million, increasing from EUR536 million in H1 2015.
- Adjusted EBITDA increased to EUR113 million, up 85% YOY
- Net profit amounted to EUR 510 million, (EUR505 million H1 2015)
- EPS (basic) is EUR0.6 (EUR0.83 H1 2015) EPS fully diluted is EUR0.46 (EUR0.73 H1 2015).
- FFO I at EUR71 million, up 77% YOY
- FFO I per share increased to EUR0.11, up by 40% YOY
- EPRA NAV amounts to EUR3.9 billion in June 2016, from EUR3 billion in Dec 2015
- Low leverage: LTV 40%. After conversion of "in-the-money" convertible bond LTV is down to 32%. High Interest Cover Ratio maintained at 4.6x
- Board of Directors updated the financial policy and set the LTV limit at 45%, down from 50%
- Equity ratio at 52%, up to 59% including the conversion of "in the money" convertible bond
- Robust capital structure and conservative financial policy, along with EUR227 million cash and liquid assets and additional EUR500 million straight bond issuance in July 2016, providing significant firepower for additional acquisitions
29 August 2016.
Remarkable operational performance rising from internal and external portfolio growth boosting top and bottom line
The outstanding portfolio growth and ongoing operational improvements resulted in 138% growth in the top line to EUR110 million rental and operating income in the first six months of 2016. Accordingly, and following successfully repositioning of the portfolio, the Adjusted EBITDA increased to EUR113 million and the FFO to EUR71 million. Due to successful repositioning measures performed, and acquisitions of high quality properties the vacancy of the commercial portfolio decreased to 7.4% of the rentable area as of August 2016.
Solid equity, low financial leverage alongside high liquidity level, enable Aroundtown to further pursue attractive opportunities and create accretive growth. Board of Directors updated the financial policy and set the LTV limit at 45%, down from 50%.
EPRA NAV for the 30th of June 2016 amounted to EUR3.9 billion, increasing by 28% since year-end 2015, due to the profit over the period and the successful EUR270 million equity capital increase in April 2016. Additionally in April 2016, AT continued its fruitful capital market activities by issuing EUR600 million straight bonds, Series D, bearing a 1.5% coupon rate.
In July 2016 AT issued Series E, EUR500 million 8-year straight bond bearing a 1.5% coupon, decreasing the total cost of debt to 2%.
The full H1 2016 interim financial report is available on the Company's website:
About the Company
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|Company:||Aroundtown Property Holdings Plc.|
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|Listed:||Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Stuttgart; Open Market in Frankfurt ; Paris|
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