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Company F&C Commercial Property Trust Ld
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Net Asset Value and Property Acquisition

Released 07:00 21-Jul-2014
Number 7806M07

RNS Number : 7806M
F&C Commercial Property Trust Ld
21 July 2014
 



To:                   Company Announcements

Date:                21 July 2014

Company:        F&C Commercial Property Trust Limited

 

Subject:           Net Asset Value and Property Acquisition

 

Net Asset Value

The unaudited net asset value ('NAV') per share of the Group as at 30 June 2014 was 115.1 pence. This represents an increase of 5.7 per cent from the unaudited NAV per share as at 31 March 2014 of 108.9 pence.

The unaudited NAV total return per share for the quarter to 30 June 2014 was 7.1 per cent, compared with a total return of 5.1 per cent from the IPD monthly index.

The NAV has been calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS'). It is based on the external valuation of the Group's direct property portfolio prepared by CBRE Limited.

The NAV includes all income to 30 June 2014 and is calculated after deduction of all dividends paid prior to that date. As at 30 June 2014 no adjustments were required to the NAV in respect of dividends for which the share price had gone ex-dividend.

 

Analysis of Movement in NAV

The following table provides an analysis of the movement in the unaudited NAV per share for the period from 31 March 2014 to 30 June 2014 (including the effect of gearing):


Pence per share

% of opening NAV

NAV per share as at 31 March 2014

108.9


Unrealised increase in valuation of property portfolio *

6.7

6.2

Movement in fair value of interest rate swap

0.1

0.1

Movement in revenue reserve

(0.6)

(0.6)

NAV per share as at 30 June 2014

115.1

5.7

 

* the ungeared increase in the valuation of the property portfolio over the quarter to 30 June 2014 was 5.0%, after allowing for capital expenditure and property purchases.

The net gearing at 30 June 2014 was 22.3%.#

# Net gearing: (Borrowings - cash) ÷ total assets (less current liabilities and cash).



 

Portfolio Analysis


Market Value

£m

% of portfolio as at 30 June 2014

%

unrealised

movement  in quarter

Offices

441.8

38.8

5.2

West End

167.5

14.7

7.7

South East

87.5

7.7

1.9

Rest of UK

175.0

15.4

4.8

City

11.8

 

1.0

3.5

Retail

298.5

26.2

4.2

South East*

284.2

24.9

4.4

Rest of UK

14.3

1.3

1.1

Industrial

160.4

14.0

2.9

South East

16.4

1.4

6.6

Rest of UK

144.0

12.6

2.5

Retail Warehouse

210.4

18.5

6.3

Other

29.0

2.5

2.2

Total Property Portfolio

1,140.1

100.0

5.0

 

* Includes West End Retail

The next quarterly valuation of the property portfolio will be conducted by CBRE Limited during September 2014 and it is expected that the unaudited NAV per share as at 30 September 2014 will be announced in October 2014.

Property Acquisition

The Company also announces its acquisition of a long leasehold in Unit 1, The Hive,  Liverpool International Business Park, Speke, Liverpool at a price of £11.9 million to reflect a net initial yield of 6.45 per cent. This is a brand new production and distribution warehouse comprising 151,500 sq ft and is let in its entirety to Johnson Controls Automotive (UK) Ltd for a term of 15 years at a passing rent of £812,050 per annum. The lease is subject to a tenant's break in year 10 and is drawn on full repairing and insuring terms. A rent free period has been granted, expiring on 6 October 2014. Johnson Controls manufacture the car seats for the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Evoque which is produced at the nearby JLR Halewood plant. This acquisition provides a brand new purpose built warehouse, let to a strong covenant located in an established industrial location which is benefitting from the significant growth and success of the JLR plant at Halewood.

 

 

 

Enquiries:

Richard Kirby

F&C REIT Property Asset Management plc

Tel: 0207 499 2244

 

Graeme Caton

Winterflood Securities Limited

Tel: 0203 100 0268


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