Key Highlights from CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust’s Annual Report for FY2022
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From an initial portfolio of just 3 retail properties (in Funan, Junction 8, and Tampines Mall) when it was listed back in July 2002, CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust’s (SGX:C38U) portfolio now comprises a total of 26 retail, office, and integrated development properties in 3 different countries (Singapore, Germany, and Australia.) The REIT is also a constituent of Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) since September 2008.
Following the conclusion of its financial year on 31 December 2022 (you can read my review of its Q4 and FY2022 results here), the REIT have made available its annual report, along with its novice of annual general meeting (AGM) early this morning (22 March 2023.)
In today’s post, you’ll find key highlights to take note of in its annual report, details about its upcoming AGM, as well as an EGM conducted after the conclusion of its AGM on the very same day to seek unitholders’ approval for the REIT’s entry into the ‘New Singapore Property Management Agreement’ (more details below):
Message to Unitholders
Delivering Growth Amid Headwinds:
- Despite headwinds posed by geopolitical tensions, high energy prices, and inflation, CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (or CICT for short) continued to deliver growth in its distributable income, where it went up by 4.1% to S$702.4m (FY2021: S$674.7m), as a result of higher contribution from the enlarged portfolio, and better performance from existing properties. However, the REIT had retained distribution income of S$7.9m and S$2.7m received from CapitaLand China Trust and Sentral REIT respectively for general corporate and working capital purposes. Distribution Per Unit was up by 1.7% to 10.58 cents (FY2021: 10.40 cents.)
- Gross revenue climbed by 10.5% to S$1,441.7m (FY2021: S$1,305.1m), and net property income surpassed the S$1 billion mark for the first time, growing by 9.7% to S$1,043.3m (FY2021: S$951.1m), due to contributions from the REIT’s new acquisitions (which includes 66 Goulburn Street, 100 Arthur Street, a 50.0% interest in 101-103 Miller Street and Greenwood Plaza in Sydney, Australia, and a 70.0% interest in CapitaSky), higher revenue from gross rental income and gross turnover rent. However, this was partly offset by higher energy cost, as the energy tariff rate was almost double that of FY2021.