DGAP-News: Grand City Properties S.A. / Key word(s): Half Year Results/Real Estate
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GRAND CITY PROPERTIES S.A. ANNOUNCES H1 2016 RESULTS WITH HIGH PROFITABILITY ARISING FROM VALUE MATERIALIZATION
- Rental and operating income at EUR209 million, a 46% increase to YOY
- EBITDA increased 107% YOY to EUR487 million
- Adjusted EBITDA up 44% YOY, amounted to EUR107 million for H1 2016
- FFO I for the first six months of 2016 increased to EUR76 million, 40% YOY
- FFO I per share EUR0.50 and FFO Iafter perpetual notes attribution at EUR0.44 per share (up 11% and 7% YOY, respectively)
- Net profit reached EUR392 million, 101% increase to H1 2015; earning per share at EUR2.10, 43% increase YOY
- Equity at EUR2.7 billion, up 23% since year-end 2015; Equity ratio at 47%
- EPRA NAV including perpetual notes increased to EUR3 billion, EPRA NAV EUR2.5 billion
- LTV at 39%, down from 42% as of December 2015
- Maintaining a conservative financial position with ICR of 6.0x, and DSCR of 4.7x
- Like-for-like occupancy growth at 3.2% p.a., l-f-l in-place rent growth at 2.3% p.a.
In view of positive portfolio developments and cash flow robustness the Board Directors updates two key policies:
- LTV limit decreased to 45% on a sustainable basis from 50%
- Dividend policy of 50% of FFO I starting from the next dividend payment in 2017, from previously 30%
Luxembourg, August 17, 2016 - Grand City Properties S.A. (the "Company") closes the first half of 2016 with a momentum of successful operational growth, achieving high profitability with EUR392 million net profit and an FFO of EUR76.1 million. The portfolio increased to 82 thousand as of August 2016, generating an annualized rental and operating income run rate of EUR440 million and an FFO I run rate of EUR159 million.
Operational improvement impacts the top and bottom lines, resulting in significant value creation
As of June 2016GCP further strengthened its financial position with an LTV of 39% and an equity ratio of 47%. The Board of Directors has decided on further reducing the conservative internal LTV limit to 45%, from previously 50%. Additionally, GCP has updated the Company's dividend policy to 50% of the FFO I from previously 30%.
Christian Windfuhr, CEO of Grand City Properties: "Grand City Properties is maintaining its good momentum in extracting the high upside potential embedded in its portfolio. The cash flow generation quality of our portfolio keeps increasing, allowing us to confidently increase the profit distribution to our shareholders, as the liquidity level and debt service strength of the Company improve, and we position ourselves to steer GCP towards further profitability".
The full H1 2016 interim report is available on the Company's website: http://www.grandcityproperties.com/en/downloads.html
About the Company:
Grand City Properties (ISIN: LU0775917882) is a public limited liability company (société anonyme) incorporated under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, having its registered office at 24, Avenue Victor Hugo, L 1750 Luxembourg and being registered with the Luxembourg trade and companies register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés Luxembourg) under number B 165 560. Since May 2012, Grand City Properties is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Grand City Properties S.A. 24, Avenue Victor Hugo
L-1750 Luxemburg T: +352 28 77 87 86
Grand City Properties S.A. T: +49 (30) 374-381 5218
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|Company:||Grand City Properties S.A.|
|24, Avenue Victor Hugo|
|Grand Duchy of Luxembourg|
|Phone:||+352 28 77 87 86|
|Fax:||+352 28 77 87 84|
|ISIN:||LU0775917882, XS1036325527, XS1130507053, XS1191320297, XS1199992196, XS1220083551,|
|WKN:||A1JXCV , A1ZD10, A1ZRRK, A1ZW4K, A1ZYA8, A1ZZ49|
|Listed:||Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt ; Luxemburg|
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