RNS Number : 5450F
ING UK Real Estate Income Trust Ltd
27 April 2011
 



ING UK Real Estate Income Trust Limited

 

27 April 2011

 

ING UK Real Estate Income Trust Limited (IRET) - Net Asset Value as at 31 March 2011 and Interim Dividend

 

The unaudited Net Asset Value ('NAV') of ING UK Real Estate Income Trust Limited (the "Company") as at 31 March 2011 increased by 1.1% over the quarter to GBP 209.2m, reflecting approximately 61 pence per share. 

 

The Company also announces an interim dividend of 1 pence per share in respect of the period 1 January 2011 to 31 March 2011. The dividend payment will be made on 27 May 2011 to shareholders on the register on 13 May 2011. The ex-dividend date will be 11 May 2011.

 

The NAV attributable to the Ordinary Shares is calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS') and reflects an increase of approximately 1 pence per share compared to the previous quarter. At an underlying property level there has been a like for like increase in the property portfolio valuation over the period of 0.5%.

 

This NAV figure incorporates the external portfolio valuation as at 31 March 2011.  It includes income for the current quarter and is calculated after the deduction of dividends paid prior to 31 March 2011, but it does not include provision for the next quarterly dividend which is expected to be paid in May 2011.

 

The unaudited NAV is as follows:

                       

                       

31 Mar

2011

£m

31 Dec

2010

£m

30 Sept

2010

£m

30 Jun

2010

£m

Investment properties

425.6

424.3

422.6

422.7

Other assets

41.9

42.4

49.1

56.0

Other liabilities     

(16.2)

(15.6)

(18.2)

(20.2)

Borrowings: Securitised loan

      

                   Liquidity facility

      

                   RBS loan

 

                   Loan stock

 

                   ZDP's

 

(171.6)

 

(10.7)

 

(20.1)

 

(2.3)

 

(28.0)

(171.6)

 

(10.7)

 

(20.4)

 

(2.6)

 

(27.6)

(171.6)

 

(10.7)

 

(20.4)

 

(2.6)

 

(31.0)

(175.0)

 

(10.9)

 

(20.3)

 

(3.3)

 

(30.5)

Market value of interest rate swaps

(9.4)

(11.3)

(13.8)

(15.5)

Net Asset Value

209.2

206.9

203.4

203.0

Net Asset Value per share

61p

60p

59p

59p

EPRA Net Asset Value

218.5

218.2

217.2

218.5

EPRA Net Asset Value per share

63p

63p

63p

63p

 

 

The European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) NAV ignores mark to market swap liability or gains and increased to GBP 218.5m from GBP 218.2m

 

The movements in the NAV can be summarised as follows;

 

 


Total

Per share

movement


£m

Pence

%

NAV at 31 December 2010

206.9

60






Gains in property values (realised and unrealised )

 

0.6

-

-

Movement in swap value

 

2.0

1

1

Net income for the period  (after distributions)

(0.3)

-

-





NAV at 31 March 2011

209.2

 

61

1

 

 

An external valuer will next value the property portfolio during June 2011 and the NAV per share as at 30 June 2011 will be issued in July 2011.

 

 

 

Investment Manager Commentary 

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Capital growth across the wider market remains muted with the IPD Monthly Index showing an increase of 0.6% over the quarter, at a marginally better rate than seen in Q3 or Q4 2010.  Rental growth has still yet to turn positive at 0% over the quarter, nevertheless this is the eighth consecutive quarter on quarter improvement since Q2 2009.

 

Capital growth appears to be regionally split and in particular Central London continues to be a robust market.

 

Average occupancy rates across the market continued to remain broadly stable and stand at circa 90%.

 

 

PORTFOLIO COMPOSITION

 

Sector

Weighting

31 March 2011



Retail

19.7

Offices - Central/Greater London

13.8

Offices - Rest of UK

21.1

Industrial

33.7

Leisure

4.5

Retail Warehouse

7.2

Total

100%





GEOGRAPHICAL WEIGHTINGS

 

Geography

Weighting

31 March 2011



Central London

13.7

Greater London

7.2

South East

31.0

South West

4.6

East Midlands

12.2

West Midlands

4.6

Yorkshire & the Humber

4.7

North West

11.0

North East

2.4

Scotland

2.5

Wales

5.5

Northern Ireland

0.6

Total

100%

 

 

TOP TEN ASSETS

 

Asset

 

Weighting

31 March 2011

Unit 5320, Magna Park, Lutterworth

6.9

River Way Industrial Estate, Harlow

6.4

Stanford House, 12/14 Long Acre, WC2

4.7

Phase II, Parc Tawe, Swansea

4.2

Colchester Business Park, Colchester

3.5

Angouleme Way, Bury

3.0

Boundary House, 7-17 Jewry Street, EC3

2.9

50 Farringdon Road, EC1

2.9

1-3 Chancery Lane, WC2

2.6

Crown & Mitre Hotel Complex, Carlisle

2.5

Total

39.6%

 

 

PORTFOLIO UPDATE

 

Capital value movements within the portfolio have stabilised in line with the wider market seeing a like for like uplift of 0.5% for the quarter.  This movement was driven by a strong performance of the Central and Greater London assets with the remainder of the portfolio showing little movement.

 

The Company is continuing with its disposal programme of non core assets and during the period completed the successful sale of two assets and exchanged contracts on a further two. The disposals were for a combined consideration of GBP 2.1m, in line with valuation. Two of these properties were non income producing.

 

Letting activity across the portfolio was encouraging with the completion of nine lettings, seven lease renewals and five active management transactions spread across the portfolio both geographically and by sector. Of particular note was the holding in Carlisle where we have restructured Topshop's lease, agreeing terms for a new 10 year lease at GBP 230,000 per annum ahead of their break in August of this year. In addition, we renewed a further lease with Specsavers for a minimum term of 10 years at a rent of GBP 63,500 per annum.

 

The scheme at 50 Farringdon Road, EC1 was completed during the period and the building now provides approximately 32,000 sq ft (3,000 sq m) of fully refurbished office accommodation.  Quoting terms reflect £35 per sq ft and the rent roll is expected to be in excess of GBP 1.0m per annum once fully income producing.  The property is now being formally marketed and is generating good occupier interest.

 

As at the 31 March 2011 the portfolio had a net initial yield of 7.1% and a net reversionary yield of 7.8%. The occupancy rate remains stable at 90% and the average lease length is 7.8 years.

 

 

DEBT

 

The Company continues to reduce the overall level of borrowings where disposals are made and as such repaid GBP 0.3m of the RBS loan in January.

 

As part of the process of winding up of the Rugby REIT structure the Company also repaid GBP 0.3m of loan stock.

 

 

INTERNALISATION UPDATE

 

During the period the Company announced its intention to change its name to Picton Property Income Limited and will ask for shareholder approval for the name change at the forthcoming AGM in May.

 

The Company has created a wholly owned Investment Management subsidiary called Picton Capital Limited which is located in part of one of the Company's assets at 28 Austin Friars, EC2. Michael Morris, former fund manager, will become Chief Executive and Andrew Dewhirst, former Director of Client Accounting at ING REIM, will become Finance Director.

 

 

Commenting, Nick Thompson, Chairman of the Company, said:

"Operationally, our central focus for the Company remains to actively manage the portfolio in order to enhance income and we have continued to make good progress on this over the period. Letting activity has been encouraging and we have signed a number of new leases across the portfolio, with the completion of our Farringdon refurbishment providing potential for significant additional income to be achieved. 

"The process towards internalisation is progressing well and we look forward to delivering the significant benefits of this to our shareholders."

 

For further information:

 

All Enquiries

 

David Sauvarin

The Company Secretary

Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited

Trafalgar Court

Les Banques

St Peter Port

Guernsey

GY1 3QL

 

Tel:      01481 745529

Fax:     01481 745085

 

ING Real Estate Investment Management (UK) Limited

Helen Stott, 020 7767 5648 helen.stott@ingrealestate.co.uk

 

Financial Dynamics

Dido Laurimore, 020 7831 3113, dido.laurimore@fd.com 

Laurence Jones, 020 7831 3113, laurence.jones@fd.com

 

Picton Capital Limited

Michael Morris, 020 7628 4800, michael.morris@pictoncapital.co.uk 

 


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