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Key Updates in Mapletree Commercial Trust’s Q1 FY2020/21 Business Update (Guest Post)

Key Updates in Mapletree Commercial Trust’s Q1 FY2020/21 Business Update (Guest Post)

After trading hours last Thursday (23 July), blue chip REIT Mapletree Commercial Trust (SGX:N2IU) released its business updates for the first quarter of the financial year 2020/21 ended 30 June 2020.

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As the REIT switched to a half-yearly reporting from this financial year onwards, for the first and third quarter, it will only be posting a business update. Also, the REIT will be paying out a distribution to unitholders on a half-yearly basis (instead of on a quarterly basis in the past.)

With that, I will be highlighting some of the key pointers in the REIT’s latest business update to take note of (along with my thoughts to share):

Financial Performance (Q1 FY2019/20 vs. Q1 FY2020/21)

Q1 FY2019/20 Q1 FY2020/21 % Variance
Gross Revenue
(S$’mil)
$112.1m $100.3m -10.5%
Property Operating
Expenses (S$’mil)
$23.8m $21.5m -9.7%
Net Property
Income (S$’mil)
$88.3m $78.9m -10.7%

On one look, it was a weaker set of results for the REIT, which Chief Executive Officer Ms Sharon Lim attributed it to the 8-week circuit breaker, and the continued closure of most businesses during the first phase of Singapore’s re-opening from 02 to 18 June 2020.

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