DGAP-News: Aroundtown Property Holdings Plc. / Key word(s): 9-month figures/Real Estate
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AROUNDTOWN'S 9M 2016 RESULTS:
STRONG GROWTH AND SOLID FINANCIAL STRUCTURE
- Rental and operating income for the first nine months in 2016 at EUR183 million, up 127% YOY
- EBITDA amounted to EUR872 million increasing from EUR837 million in 9M 2015
- Adjusted EBITDA at EUR184 million, an increase of 79% YOY
- Net profit at EUR716 million. EPS (basic) is EUR0.87 (EUR1.08 9M 2015) diluted EPS at EUR0.66 (EUR0.90 9M 2015).
- FFO I at EUR113 million, up 77% YOY
- FFO I per share increased to EUR0.18, 50% YOY
- EPRA NAV at EUR4.1 billion as of September 30 2016, an increase of 36% from EUR3 billion in December 2015
- Keeping low leverage with LTV at 41% as of September 2016. Considering conversion of convertible bonds which are in the money, LTV reduces to 35%, forming a wide equity base to support future growth
- Equity ratio at 49%. Considering the conversion of "in the money" convertible bonds, the Equity ratio assuming conversion is 56%
- Interest Cover Ratio at 4.4x for the 9M in 2016, corresponding to the low cost of debt and strong operational performance
- Ample liquidity with EUR274 million in cash and liquid assets as of September, complemented by EUR500 million perpetual notes issuance in October 2016 and EUR150 million tap of Series E straight bond in November 2016, providing significant financial headroom and positioning the Company towards further growth
Well positioned to benefit from the high quality of the purchased assets and capture effects of economies of scale
Successfully incorporating this year's acquisitions into the existing management platform, Aroundtown is well positioned to utilize its strengths and skills in managing the assets and methodically increasing their operational performance and profitability. With investment property, including advanced payments, increasing to EUR4.9 billion and total assets at EUR6.8 billion as of September 2016, the quality of the portfolio in terms of its individual assets is further emphasized by the benefits associated with its absolute size, and the quality of the meaningful diversity across industries, asset types and geographical centers.
Continuously producing strong operational results, supporting growth with high profitability
Continuous operational achievements in increasing rents and occupancy levels, along significant volume of accretive investments over the period, have resulted in an amount of EUR183 million in rental and operating income, an increase of 127% compared to the first nine months of 2015. The Adjusted EBITDA amounted to EUR184 million, considering also AT's relative share in GCP's results. The FFO I of EUR113 million translates to EUR0.18 per share, a 50% increase to 9M 2015, underlying the Company's ability to generate significant value to its shareholders.
The EPRA vacancy of the commercial portfolio as of October 2016 is 7.4%. AT's efforts in repositioning the portfolio and improving the operational performance of the assets have resulted in a significant value creation, captured in capital gains of EUR588 million over the first nine months of 2016, leading to a net profit of EUR716 million. Together with the issuance of EUR270 million in equity in April 2016, the resulting EPRA NAV amounts to EUR4.1 billion as of September 30th 2016, compared to 3 billion at year-end 2015. Pro-forma, including the funds raised by the EUR500 million perpetual notes in October 2016, EPRA NAV including perpetual notes amounts to EUR4.6 billion.
Forming a diverse financial structure and wide equity base
In order to finance the current and future portfolio growth Aroundtown is forming a strong and diverse financial structure of straight bonds, bank debt, equity and perpetual notes.
Building on its operational capabilities, this diverse and long term financial structure and modest leverage will allow Aroundtown to focus on steadily materializing additional value in its portfolio and pursue further growth opportunities.
The full Q3 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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