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Hongkong Land Hldgs Ltd   -  HKLD   

Half-year Report

Released 10:16 01-Aug-2019

RNS Number : 5311H
Hongkong Land Hldgs Ltd
01 August 2019
 

To: Business Editor                                                              1st August 2019

                                                                                       For immediate release

 

The following announcement was issued today to a Regulatory Information Service approved by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

 

HONGKONG LAND HOLDINGS LIMITED                                                          

HALF-YEARLY RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30TH JUNE 2019

 

Highlights

·    Underlying profit up 2%

·    Increased operating profits offset by higher financing charges

·    One new project acquired in Wuhan

 

"The solid performance from the Group's Investment Properties is expected to continue in the second half of the year, while higher profits are anticipated from the Group's Development Properties primarily as a result of more sales completions in mainland China."

 

Ben Keswick

Chairman

 

Results





(unaudited)         



Six months ended 30th June



2019

2018

Change


US$m

US$m

%









  Underlying profit attributable to shareholders#

466

455

+2

  Profit attributable to shareholders

411

1,124

-63

  Shareholders' funds

38,501

38,342*

-

  Net debt

3,881

3,564*

+9










US¢

US¢

%









  Underlying earnings per share#

19.96

19.39

+3

  Earnings per share

17.61

47.90

-63

  Interim dividend per share

6.00

6.00

-










US$

US$

%









  Net asset value per share

16.50

16.43*

-









# The Group uses 'underlying profit attributable to shareholders' in its internal financial reporting to distinguish between ongoing business performance and non-trading items, as more fully described in note 7 to the condensed financial statements.  Management considers this to be a key measure which provides additional information to enhance understanding of the Group's underlying business performance.

* At 31st December 2018



The interim dividend of US¢6.00 per share will be payable on 17th October 2019 to shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on 23rd August 2019.

 

 

HONGKONG LAND HOLDINGS LIMITED

HALF-YEARLY RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30TH JUNE 2019

 

OVERVIEW

The Group's results benefited from increased contributions from both Investment Properties and Development Properties partially offset by higher financing costs due to land acquisitions.  Similar to last year, higher profits from Development Properties are expected in the second half of the year due to higher sales completions in mainland China.

 

PERFORMANCE

Underlying profit attributable to shareholders during the first half was US$466 million, compared with US$455 million in the equivalent period in 2018. 

 

Including net losses of US$55 million arising primarily on the revaluation of the Group's investment properties, the profit attributable to shareholders for the first half of the year was US$411 million.  This compares with a profit of US$1,124 million for the first half of 2018, which included net gains of US$669 million arising from property revaluations.

 

The net asset value per share at 30th June 2019 was US$16.50, compared to US$16.43 at 31st December 2018.

 

The Directors have declared an unchanged interim dividend of US¢6.00 per share.

 

GROUP REVIEW

Investment Properties

Rental reversions were positive at the Group's Hong Kong office portfolio as market supply remained tight even while leasing enquiries continued to be slow.  While the Group's Central office vacancy was 2.8% at the end of June 2019, it would have been 1.6% taking account of new lease commitments.  At the end of 2018, office vacancy was 1.4%.  The Group's average office rent rose to HK$116 per sq. ft in the first half of 2019, compared to HK$111 per sq. ft and HK$114 per sq. ft in the first and second halves of 2018, respectively.  The Group's Central retail portfolio remains effectively fully occupied, with positive base rental reversions.  The average retail rent increased to HK$239 per sq. ft in the first half of 2019, compared with HK$231 per sq. ft and HK$236 per sq. ft in the first and second halves of 2018, respectively.  The value of the Group's Investment Properties portfolio in Hong Kong remained largely unchanged.

 

In Singapore, vacancy across the Group's office portfolio was 3.3% at the end of June 2019, compared with 2.5% at the end of 2018.  On a committed basis, vacancy was 0.9%.  Rental reversions were positive, with the average office rent increasing to S$9.6 per sq. ft in the first half of 2019, compared with S$9.1 per sq. ft and S$9.2 per sq. ft in the first and second halves of 2018, respectively.

 

In Beijing, WF CENTRAL is performing within expectations.  Its hotel component, Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, opened in March 2019.

 

In Bangkok, the planning of the Group's 49%-owned mixed-use retail and Grade A office development in the central business district is well underway, with construction expected to commence in early 2020 and completion scheduled for 2025.

 

Development Properties

In mainland China, the profit contribution from Development Properties in the first half of 2019 increased compared to the first half of 2018, due to higher sales completions, while the Group's attributable interest in contracted sales in the first half of 2019 was US$643 million, compared to US$650 million and US$928 million in the first and second halves of 2018, respectively.  Market sentiment in the Group's core markets remains stable.  At 30th June 2019, the Group had US$1,714 million in sold but unrecognised contracted sales, compared with US$1,358 million at the end of 2018.  Both sales completions and contracted sales are in line with expectations and are expected to strengthen in the second half of the year.

 

During the period, the Group acquired a residential site with a developable area of 226,000 sq. m in southwestern Wuhan.  Construction is expected to commence later this year with completion in 2022.

 

The profit contribution from the Singapore business was lower than the prior year. In 2018, profits were recognised on completion of the 1,327-unit Sol Acres executive condominium development.  Pre-sales are progressing satisfactorily at the 309-unit Margaret Ville and the 1,404-unit Parc Esta projects.  Construction of both projects is scheduled to complete by 2021.  In addition, the planning of the 638-unit Tulip Garden project is progressing well, with the initial sales launch scheduled before the end of the year.

 

The Group's joint venture projects in the rest of Southeast Asia are performing within expectations.

 

Financing

The Group's financial position remains strong.  Net debt increased to US$3.9 billion at 30th June 2019 from US$3.6 billion at the end of 2018, primarily due to the new site acquired in Wuhan and deposits paid for recent land auctions.  Net gearing was 10% compared with 9% at the end of 2018.  

 

PEOPLE

Mr Charles Allen-Jones stepped down from the Board on 8th May 2019.  We would like to express our gratitude for the significant contribution he made to the Group over many years.

 

OUTLOOK

The solid performance from the Group's Investment Properties is expected to continue in the second half of the year, while higher profits are anticipated from the Group's Development Properties primarily as a result of more sales completions in mainland China.

 

 

Ben Keswick

Chairman

 



Hongkong Land Holdings Limited

Consolidated Profit and Loss Account




(unaudited)





Six months ended 30th June


Year ended 31st December




2019


2018


2018




















Underlying

business

performance

US$m




Non-

trading

items

US$m




Total

US$m




Underlying

business

performance

US$m




Non-

trading

items

US$m




Total

US$m




Underlying

business

performance

US$m




Non-

trading

items

US$m




 

 

Total

US$m













 

 





























































Revenue (note 2)


803.9




-




803.9




1,515.9




-




1,515.9




2,665.4




-




2,665.4


Net operating costs (note 3)


(334.0)




32.5




(301.5)




(997.2)




8.3




(988.9)




(1,576.1)




20.1




(1,556.0)


Change in fair value of investment properties


-




(74.4)




(74.4)




-




665.4




665.4




-




1,222.4




1,222.4






































Operating profit (note 4)


469.9




(41.9)




428.0




518.7




673.7




1,192.4




1,089.3




1,242.5




2,331.8


Net financing charges








































































financing charges


(100.0)




-




(100.0)




(78.2)




-




(78.2)




(170.7)




-




(170.7)


financing income


40.6




-




40.6




26.0




-




26.0




56.4




-




56.4












































































(59.4)




-




(59.4)




(52.2)




-




(52.2)




(114.3)




-




(114.3)


Share of results of associates and

   joint ventures (note 5)


127.2




(9.9)




117.3




73.6




(1.4)




72.2




265.1




188.6




453.7






































Profit before tax


537.7




(51.8)




485.9




540.1




672.3




1,212.4




1,240.1




1,431.1




2,671.2


Tax (note 6)


(72.2)




(2.4)




(74.6)




(85.7)




(2.0)




(87.7)




(206.3)




(7.8)




(214.1)






































Profit after tax


465.5




(54.2)




411.3




454.4




670.3




1,124.7




1,033.8




1,423.3




2,457.1






































Attributable to:




































Shareholders of the Company




































(note 7 and 8)


465.9




(55.0)




410.9




455.1




669.3




1,124.4




1,036.1




1,421.0




2,457.1


Non-controlling interests


(0.4)




0.8




0.4




(0.7)




1.0




0.3




(2.3)




2.3




-








































465.5




(54.2)




411.3




454.4




670.3




1,124.7




1,033.8




1,423.3




2,457.1












































































US¢








US¢




US¢








US¢




US¢








US¢










































































Earnings per share (note 8)


19.96








17.61




19.39








47.90




44.24








104.92








































Hongkong Land Holdings Limited

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income








(unaudited)

Six months ended

30th June





Year ended

31st

December









2019

US$m








2018

US$m








2018

US$m

 

 





















































Profit for the period





411.3








1,124.7








2,457.1




Other comprehensive income/(expense)


















































Items that will not be reclassified to
























profit or loss:


















































Remeasurements of defined benefit

























plans





-








-








(2.6)




Tax on items that will not be reclassified





-








-








0.4



























































-








-








(2.2)




Items that may be reclassified

























subsequently to profit or loss:


















































Net exchange translation differences


















































- net gain/(loss) arising during the period





88.6








(179.4)








(197.7)




- transfer to profit and loss





-








-








0.3



























































88.6








(179.4)








(197.4)




Cash flow hedges


















































- net gain/(loss) arising during the period





13.8








4.0








(2.8)




- transfer to profit and loss





(1.5)








(1.5)








(2.6)



























































12.3








2.5








(5.4)




Tax relating to items that may be

























reclassified





(2.0)








(0.4)








0.9




Share of other comprehensive income/

























(expense) of associates and joint

























ventures





22.7








(88.4)








(156.7)



























































121.6








(265.7)








(358.6)






















































Other comprehensive income/(expense)

























for the period, net of tax





121.6








(265.7)








(360.8)





























Total comprehensive income for the

























period





532.9








859.0








2,096.3




























Attributable to:

























Shareholders of the Company





532.6








859.8








2,100.4




Non-controlling interests





0.3








(0.8)








(4.1)


































532.9








859.0








2,096.3





























 

 

 


Hongkong Land Holdings Limited

Consolidated Balance Sheet






(unaudited)

At 30th June



At 31st

December





2019

US$m




2018

US$m




2018

US$m




Net operating assets













Tangible fixed assets



131.3




119.9




133.7


Right-of-use assets



13.9




-




-


Investment properties (note 10)



33,815.4




33,068.7




33,712.1


Associates and joint ventures (note 11)



7,152.5




5,810.0




6,694.7


Other investments



114.5




110.8




122.8


Non-current debtors



39.9




25.6




24.0


Deferred tax assets



18.6




17.2




13.9


Pension assets



-




0.1




-















Non-current assets



41,286.1




39,152.3




40,701.2




























Properties for sale



2,065.8




2,508.1




1,983.0


Current debtors



985.0




568.6




892.2


Current tax assets



25.9




15.8




11.4


Bank balances



1,153.9




1,769.3




1,375.2















Current assets



4,230.6




4,861.8




4,261.8















Current creditors



(1,640.0)




(1,486.0)




(1,337.3)


Current borrowings (note 12)



(705.4)




(354.6)




(793.8)


Current tax liabilities



(119.9)




(128.3)




(119.4)















Current liabilities



(2,465.3)




(1,968.9)




(2,250.5)




























Net current assets



1,765.3




2,892.9




2,011.3


Long-term borrowings (note 12)



(4,329.0)




(4,539.5)




(4,145.2)


Deferred tax liabilities



(176.8)




(158.2)




(167.4)


Pension liabilities



(3.9)




(0.5)




(3.3)


Non-current creditors



(12.7)




(29.3)




(27.1)


















38,529.0




37,317.7




38,369.5













Total equity













Share capital



233.4




234.0




233.4


Share premium



257.3




301.6




257.3


Revenue and other reserves



38,010.0




36,750.0




37,850.8















Shareholders' funds



38,500.7




37,285.6




38,341.5


Non-controlling interests



28.3




32.1




28.0


















38,529.0




37,317.7




38,369.5

















Hongkong Land Holdings Limited

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity




Attributable to

shareholders

Attributable to non-





Share

capital

US$m


Share

premium

US$m


Revenue

reserves

US$m


Hedging

reserves

US$m


Exchange

reserves

US$m


of the Company US$m

controlling interests

US$m


Total equity US$m



































Six months ended 30th June 2019 (unaudited)
















At 1st January 2019


233.4


257.3


38,352.7


(8.8)


(493.1)


38,341.5


28.0


38,369.5

Total comprehensive income


-


-


410.9


9.5


112.2


532.6


0.3


532.9

Dividends paid by the Company (note 9)


-


-


(373.4)


-


-


(373.4)


-


(373.4)


















At 30th June 2019


233.4


257.3


38,390.2


0.7


(380.9)


38,500.7


28.3


38,529.0


















Six months ended 30th June 2018 (unaudited)

















At 1st January 2018


235.3


386.9


36,367.0


(7.7)


(139.7)


36,841.8


34.7


36,876.5

Total comprehensive income


-


-


1,124.4


4.9


(269.5)


859.8


(0.8)


859.0

Dividends paid by the Company (note 9)


-


-


(329.4)


-


-


(329.4)


-


(329.4)

Dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders


-


-


-


-


-


-


(1.8)


(1.8)

Share repurchase


(1.3)


(85.3)


-


-


-


(86.6)


-


(86.6)


















At 30th June 2018


234.0


301.6


37,162.0


(2.8)


(409.2)


37,285.6


32.1


37,317.7


















Year ended 31st December 2018

















At 1st January 2018


235.3


386.9


36,367.0


(7.7)


(139.7)


36,841.8


34.7


36,876.5

Total comprehensive income


-


-


2,454.9


(1.1)


(353.4)


2,100.4


(4.1)


2,096.3

Dividends paid by the Company


-


-


(469.8)


-


-


(469.8)


-


(469.8)

Dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders


-


-


-


-


-


-


(2.6)


(2.6)

Unclaimed dividends forfeited


-


-


0.6


-


-


0.6


-


0.6

Share repurchase


(1.9)


(129.6)


-


-


-


(131.5)


-


(131.5)


















At 31st December 2018


233.4


257.3


38,352.7


(8.8)


(493.1)


38,341.5


28.0


38,369.5




















Hongkong Land Holdings Limited

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement






(unaudited)

Six months ended

30th June



Year ended 31st December





2019

US$m




2018

US$m




2018

US$m

 

 

 

 


Operating activities







































Operating profit



428.0




1,192.4




2,331.8


Depreciation and amortisation



6.5




2.0




4.2


Change in fair value of investment properties


74.4




(665.4)




(1,222.4)


Gain on disposal/change in fair value of other

  investments


(32.5)




(8.3)




(20.1)


(Increase)/decrease in properties for sale



(98.6)




(157.5)




105.9


Increase in debtors



(52.0)




(61.8)




(250.0)


Increase/(decrease) in creditors



216.1




(45.1)




(185.2)


Interest received



24.8




20.8




44.8


Interest and other financing charges paid



(95.8)




(85.7)




(171.7)


Tax paid



(87.2)




(55.3)




(172.1)


Dividends from associates and joint ventures



54.1




36.5




139.2




























Cash flows from operating activities



437.8




172.6




604.4















Investing activities







































Major renovations expenditure



(49.8)




(42.8)




(93.0)


Developments capital expenditure



(16.5)




(38.1)




(57.4)


Investments in and advances to associates













and joint ventures



(328.4)




(296.6)




(978.4)


Payment of deposit for a joint venture



-




-




72.9


Proceeds on disposal of other investments



38.8




-




-




























Cash flows from investing activities



(355.9)




(377.5)




(1,055.9)















Financing activities







































Drawdown of borrowings



626.0




1,131.8




2,721.5


Repayment of borrowings



(570.6)




(333.8)




(1,883.9)


Principal elements of lease payments



(2.2)




-




-


Dividends paid by the Company



(369.2)




(326.4)




(466.6)


Dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders


-




(1.4)




(2.5)


Share repurchase


-




(86.6)




(131.5)




























Cash flows from financing activities



(316.0)




383.6




237.0















Net cash (outflow)/inflow



(234.1)




178.7




(214.5)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of













period



1,368.9




1,616.6




1,616.6


Effect of exchange rate changes



14.2




(27.6)




(33.2)















Cash and cash equivalents at end of period



1,149.0




1,767.7




1,368.9




























 

Hongkong Land Holdings Limited

Notes to Condensed Financial Statements

 

 

 

1.   ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND BASIS OF PREPARATION

 

The condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting' and on a going concern basis.  The condensed financial statements have not been audited or reviewed by the Group's auditors pursuant to the UK Auditing Practices Board guidance on the review of interim financial information.

 

The Group has adopted IFRS 16 'Leases' from 1st January 2019:

 

IFRS 16 'Leases'

The standard replaces IAS 17 'Leases' and related interpretations and introduces a comprehensive model for the identification of lease arrangements and accounting treatments for both lessors and lessees.  The distinction between operating and finance leases is removed for lessee accounting, and is replaced by a model where a lease liability and a corresponding right-of-use asset have to be recognised on the balance sheet for almost all leases by the lessees.  The Group's recognised right-of-use assets relate to property leases, which are entered into for use as offices, motor vehicles and equipment.  Prior to 2019, payments made under operating leases were charged to profit and loss on a straight-line basis over the period of the lease.  From 1st January 2019, each lease payment is allocated between settlement of the lease liability and finance cost.  The finance cost is charged to profit and loss over the lease period.  The right-of-use asset is depreciated over the shorter of the asset's useful life and the lease term on a straight-line basis. 

 

In addition, leasehold land which represents payments to third parties to acquire interests in property, previously included in tangible assets, is now presented under right-of-use assets.  Leasehold land is amortised over the useful life of the lease, which includes the renewal period if the lease is likely to be renewed by the Group without significant cost.

 

The accounting for lessors does not change significantly. 

 

IFRS 16 affects primarily the accounting for the Group's operating leases.  It does not have a significant effect on the Group's profit and financial position.

 

The other amendments or interpretations, which are effective in 2019 and relevant to the Group's operations, do not have a significant effect on the Group's accounting policies.

 

The Group has not early adopted any standard or amendments that have been issued but not yet effective.

 

 

2.   REVENUE

 


Six months ended 30th June






2019

US$m




2018

US$m























Rental income



509.6




484.1



Service income



75.3




76.4



Sales of properties




















- recognised at a point in time



33.6




783.9



- recognised over time



185.4




171.5
















219.0




955.4
















803.9




1,515.9



By business










Investment Properties



581.2




556.3



Development Properties



222.7




959.6
















803.9




1,515.9


 

 

3.   NET OPERATING COSTS

 


Six months ended 30th June






2019

US$m




2018

US$m























Cost of sales



(256.7)




(926.2)



Other income



11.6




8.3



Administrative expenses



(88.9)




(79.3)



Gain on disposal/change in fair value of other










investments



32.5




8.3
















(301.5)




(988.9)


 

 

4.  OPERATING PROFIT

 


Six months ended 30th June






2019

US$m




2018

US$m













By business










Investment Properties



482.6




456.6



Development Properties



27.5




96.0



Corporate



(40.2)




(33.9)













Underlying business performance



469.9




518.7



Change in fair value of investment properties



(74.4)




665.4



Gain on disposal/change in fair value of other










investments



32.5




8.3
















428.0




1,192.4


 

 

5.   SHARE OF RESULTS OF ASSOCIATES AND JOINT VENTURES

 


Six months ended 30th June






2019

US$m




2018

US$m













By business










Investment Properties




















- operating profit



72.0




72.9



- net financing charges



(25.9)




(21.4)



- tax



(8.5)




(8.6)























- net profit



37.6




42.9













Development Properties




















- operating profit



166.0




52.2



- net financing (charges)/income



(7.7)




5.6



- tax



(61.1)




(24.7)



- non-controlling interests



(7.6)




(2.4)























- net profit



89.6




30.7













Underlying business performance



127.2




73.6



Change in fair value of investment properties










(net of deferred tax)



(9.9)




(1.4)
















117.3




72.2


 

 

6.   TAX

 


Six months ended 30th June






2019

US$m




2018

US$m























Tax charged to profit and loss is analysed as follows:



















Current tax



(72.5)




(65.4)



Deferred tax










- changes in fair value of investment properties



(2.4)




(2.0)



- other temporary differences



0.3




(20.3)
















(74.6)




(87.7)













Tax relating to components of other comprehensive income is analysed as follows:




















Cash flow hedges



(2.0)




(0.4)


 

Tax on profits has been calculated at the rates of taxation prevailing in the territories in which the Group operates.

 

Share of tax charge of associates and joint ventures of US$68.6 million (2018: US$36.7 million) is included in share of results of associates and joint ventures.

 

 

7.   NON-TRADING ITEMS

 

Non-trading items are separately identified to provide greater understanding of the Group's underlying business performance.  Items classified as non-trading items include fair value gains or losses on revaluation of investment properties and on equity investments which are fair value through profit and loss; gains and losses arising from the sale of businesses, investments and investment properties; impairment of non-depreciable intangible assets and other investments; provisions for the closure of businesses; acquisition-related costs in business combinations; and other credits and charges of a non-recurring nature that require inclusion in order to provide additional insight into underlying business performance.

 

An analysis of non-trading items attributable to shareholders is set out below:

 


Six months ended 30th June




2019

US$m


2018

US$m














Change in fair value of investment properties


(74.4)


665.4


Deferred tax on change in fair value of investment properties


(2.4)


(2.0)


Share of change in fair value of investment properties of






associates and joint ventures (net of deferred tax)


(9.9)


(1.4)


Gain on disposal/change in fair value of other investments


32.5


8.3


Non-controlling interests


(0.8)


(1.0)










 (55.0)


669.3

 

 

8.   EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Earnings per share are calculated on profit attributable to shareholders of US$410.9 million (2018: US$1,124.4 million) and on the weighted average number of 2,333.9 million (2018: 2,347.2 million) shares in issue during the period.

 

Earnings per share are additionally calculated based on underlying profit attributable to shareholders.  A reconciliation of earnings is set out below:

 



Six months ended 30th June



2019


2018










US$m

Earnings

per share

US¢


US$m


Earnings

per share

US¢












Underlying profit attributable to shareholders


465.9


19.96


455.1


19.39

Non-trading items (note 7)


(55.0)




669.3













Profit attributable to shareholders


410.9


17.61


1,124.4


47.90

 

 

9.   DIVIDENDS

 


Six months ended 30th June




2019

US$m


2018

US$m














Final dividend in respect of 2018 of US¢16.00

(2017: US¢14.00) per share       


373.4


329.4

 

An interim dividend in respect of 2019 of US¢6.00 (2018: US¢6.00) per share amounting to a total of US$140.0 million (2018: US$140.4 million) is declared by the Board and will be accounted for as an appropriation of revenue reserves in the year ending 31st December 2019.

 

 

10. INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

 


Six months ended 30th June

Year ended

31st

December




2019

US$m


2018

US$m


2018

US$m


















Net book value at beginning of period


33,712.1


32,481.0


32,481.0


Exchange differences


77.0


(145.2)


(109.3)


Additions


100.7


67.5


118.0


(Decrease)/increase in fair value


(74.4)


665.4


1,222.4










Net book value at end of period


33,815.4


33,068.7


33,712.1

 

 

11. ASSOCIATES AND JOINT VENTURES

 


Six months ended 30th June

Year ended

31st

December




2019

US$m


2018

US$m


2018

US$m


















By business








Investment Properties


3,944.4


3,713.8


3,908.4


Development Properties


3,208.1


2,096.2


2,786.3












7,152.5


5,810.0


6,694.7

 

 

12. BORROWINGS

 



At 30th June


At 31st December






2019

US$m




2018

US$m




2018

US$m































Current










































Bank overdrafts



4.9




1.6




6.3



Bank loans



286.4




235.2




154.8



Current portion of long-term borrowings














- bank loans



8.4




117.8




530.6



- notes



405.7




-




102.1


































705.4




354.6




793.8

















Long-term










































Bank loans



1,494.7




1,708.2




1,106.4



Notes




























- due 2019



-




101.9




-



- due 2020



-




301.6




302.1



- due 2021



66.1




64.6




65.3



- due 2022



614.5




599.6




604.7



- due 2023



178.4




177.5




178.0



- due 2024



407.1




396.3




399.6



- due 2025



648.0




649.3




648.7



- due 2026



38.4




38.2




38.3



- due 2027



185.2




184.2




184.7



- due 2028



181.9




78.9




181.4



- due 2029



50.6




50.3




50.5



- due 2030



102.4




102.0




102.2



- due 2031



25.3




25.2




25.2



- due 2032



30.2




30.0




30.1



- due 2033



88.8




-




88.6



- due 2034



76.9




-




-



- due 2038



108.6




-




107.6



- due 2040



31.9




31.7




31.8


































2,834.3




2,831.3




3,038.8


































4,329.0




4,539.5




4,145.2




















5,034.4




4,894.1




4,939.0


 

 

13. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

Financial instruments by category

The fair values of financial assets and financial liabilities, together with carrying amounts at 30th June 2019 and 31st December 2018 are as follows:

 


Fair value of

 hedging

instruments

US$m

Fair value through profit and loss

US$m

Financial

assets at amortised costs

US$m


 

Other

 financial liabilities at amortised costs

US$m

Total

carrying amount

US$m

Fair

value

US$m




























30th June 2019













Financial assets measured at fair













value













Other investments













equity investments

-


114.5


-


-


114.5


114.5


Derivative financial instruments

22.8


-


-


-


22.8


22.8


 

 

 














22.8


114.5


-


-


137.3


137.3















Financial assets not measured at













fair value













Debtors

-


-


360.5


-


360.5


360.5


Bank balances

-


-


1,153.9


-


1,153.9


1,153.9


 

 

 














-


-


1,514.4


-


1,514.4


1,514.4















Financial liabilities measured at













fair value













Derivative financial instruments

(6.6)


-


-


-


(6.6)


(6.6)















Financial liabilities not measured













at fair value













Borrowings

-


-


-


(5,034.4)


(5,034.4)


(5,216.2)


Trade and other payable excluding













non-financial liabilities

-


-


-


(728.1)


(728.1)


(728.1)


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 











-


-


-


(5,762.5)


(5,762.5)


(5,944.3)

 

 


Fair value of

 hedging

instruments

US$m

Fair value through profit and loss

US$m

Financial assets

 at amortised costs

US$m


 

Other

 financial liabilities at amortised costs

US$m

Total

carrying amount

US$m

Fair

value

US$m




























31st December 2018













Financial assets measured at fair













value













Other investments













equity investments

-


122.8


-


-


122.8


122.8


Derivative financial instruments

8.1


-


-


-


8.1


8.1


 

 

 














8.1


122.8


-


-


130.9


130.9















Financial assets not measured at













fair value













Debtors

-


-


258.7


-


258.7


258.7


Bank balances

-


-


1,375.2


-


1,375.2


1,375.2


 

 

 














-


-


1,633.9


-


1,633.9


1,633.9















Financial liabilities measured at













fair value













Derivative financial instruments

(17.7)


-


-


-


(17.7)


(17.7)















Financial liabilities not measured













at fair value













Borrowings

-


-


-


(4,939.0)


(4,939.0)


(5,019.4)


Trade and other payable excluding













non-financial liabilities

-


-


-


(746.0)


(746.0)


(746.0)


 

 

 














-


-


-


(5,685.0)


(5,685.0)


(5,765.4)

 

 

Fair value estimation

(a) Financial instruments that are measured at fair value

    For financial instruments that are measured at fair value in the balance sheet, the corresponding fair value measurements are disclosed by level of the following fair value measurement hierarchy:

 

(i)   Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities ('quoted prices in active markets')

The fair values of listed investments are based on quoted prices in active markets at the balance sheet date.  The quoted market price used for listed investments held by the Group is the current bid price.

 

(ii)  Inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly ('observable current market transactions')

The fair values of derivative financial instruments are determined using rates quoted by the Group's bankers at the balance sheet date.  The rates for interest rate swaps and forward foreign exchange contracts are calculated by reference to market interest rates and foreign exchange rates.

 

There were no changes in valuation techniques during the six months ended 30th June 2019 and the year ended 31st December 2018.

 

 

The table below analyses financial instruments carried at fair value at 30th June 2019 and 31st December 2018, by the levels in the fair value measurement hierarchy:

 




Quoted prices in active markets

US$m

Observable current  market transactions

US$m


Total

US$m


















30th June 2019








Assets








Other investments








- equity investments


114.5


-


114.5


Derivative financial instruments at fair value








- through other comprehensive income


-


9.1


9.1


- through profit and loss


-


13.7


13.7












114.5


22.8


137.3










Liabilities








Derivative financial instruments at fair value








- through other comprehensive income


-


(4.5)


(4.5)


- through profit and loss


-


(2.1)


(2.1)












-


(6.6)


(6.6)










31st December 2018








Assets








Other investments








- equity investments


122.8


-


122.8


Derivative financial instruments at fair value








- through other comprehensive income


-


2.6


2.6


- through profit and loss


-


5.5


5.5












122.8


8.1


130.9










Liabilities








Derivative financial instruments at fair value








- through other comprehensive income


-


(7.9)


(7.9)


- through profit and loss


-


(9.8)


(9.8)












-


(17.7)


(17.7)

 

There were no transfers among the two categories during the six months ended 30th June 2019 and the year ended 31st December 2018.

 

(b) Financial instruments that are not measured at fair value

The fair values of current debtors, bank balances, current creditors, current borrowings and current lease liabilities are assumed to approximate their carrying amounts due to the short-term maturities of these assets and liabilities.

 

The fair values of long-term borrowings are based on market prices or are estimated using the expected future payments discounted at market interest rates.

 

 

14. CAPITAL COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES

 

Total capital commitments at 30th June 2019 and 31st December 2018 amounted to US$872.1 million and US$1,394.5 million, respectively.

 

Various Group companies are involved in litigation arising in the ordinary course of their respective businesses.  Having reviewed outstanding claims and taking into account legal advice received, the Directors are of the opinion that adequate provisions have been made in the condensed financial statements.

 

 

15. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The parent company of the Group is Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited and the ultimate holding company is Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited ('JMH').  Both companies are incorporated in Bermuda.

 

In the normal course of business, the Group has entered into a variety of transactions with the subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures of JMH ('Jardine Matheson group members').  The more significant of these transactions are described below:

 

Management fee 

The management fee payable by the Group, under an agreement entered into in 1995, to Jardine Matheson Limited ('JML') in 2019 was US$2.3 million (2018: US$2.3 million), being 0.5% per annum of the Group's underlying profit in consideration for management consultancy services provided by JML, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JMH.

 

Property and other services 

The Group rented properties to Jardine Matheson group members.  Gross rents on such properties in 2019 amounted to US$12.3 million (2018: US$11.5 million).

 

Jardine Matheson group members provided property maintenance and other services to the Group in 2019 in aggregate amounting to US$23.9 million (2018: US$25.6 million).

 

Hotel management services 

Jardine Matheson group members provided hotel management services to the Group in 2019 amounting to US$1.3 million (2018: US$1.9 million).

 

Outstanding balances with associates and joint ventures

Amounts of outstanding balances with associates and joint ventures are included in debtors and creditors as appropriate.  The amounts are not material.

 

 

 

Hongkong Land Holdings Limited

Principal Risks and Uncertainties

 

 

The Board has overall responsibility for risk management and internal control.  The following have been identified previously as the areas of principal risk and uncertainty facing the Company, and they remain unchanged:

 

•    Economic Risk and Financial Risk

•    Commercial Risk

•    Regulatory and Political Risk

•    Terrorism, Pandemic and Natural Disasters

 

For greater detail, please refer to page 85 of the Company's Annual Report for 2018, a copy of which is available on the Company's website www.hkland.com.

 

 

Responsibility Statement

 

 

The Directors of the Company confirm to the best of their knowledge that:

 

(a) the condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34; and

 

(b) the interim management report includes a fair review of all information required to be disclosed by the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules 4.2.7 and 4.2.8 issued by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

 

For and on behalf of the Board

 

Robert Wong

Simon Dixon

 

Directors

 





The interim dividend of US¢6.00 per share will be payable on 17th October 2019 to shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on 23rd August 2019.  The shares will be quoted ex-dividend on 22nd August 2019, and the share registers will be closed from 26th to 30th August 2019, inclusive.

 

Shareholders will receive their cash dividends in United States Dollars, unless they are registered on the Jersey branch register, in which case they will have the option to elect for their dividends to be paid in Sterling.  These shareholders may make new currency elections for the 2019 interim dividend by notifying the United Kingdom transfer agent in writing by 27th September 2019.  The Sterling equivalent of dividends declared in United States Dollars will be calculated by reference to a rate prevailing on 2nd October 2019.

 

Shareholders holding their shares through CREST in the United Kingdom will receive their cash dividends in Sterling only as calculated above.  Shareholders holding their shares through The Central Depository (Pte) Limited ('CDP') in Singapore will receive their cash dividends in United States Dollars unless they elect, through CDP, to receive Singapore Dollars.

 

Shareholders on the Singapore branch register who wish to deposit their shares into the CDP system by the dividend record date, being 23rd August 2019, must submit the relevant documents to M & C Services Private Limited, the Singapore branch registrar, by no later than 5.00 p.m. (local time) on 22nd August 2019.





 

 

Hongkong Land Group

 

Hongkong Land is a major listed property investment, management and development group.  Founded in 1889, Hongkong Land's business is built on excellence, integrity and partnership.

 

The Group owns and manages more than 850,000 sq. m. of prime office and luxury retail property in key Asian cities, principally in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Jakarta.  Its properties attract the world's foremost companies and luxury brands. 

 

The Group's Central Hong Kong portfolio represents some 450,000 sq. m. of prime property.  It has a further 165,000 sq. m. of prestigious office space in Singapore mainly held through joint ventures, a luxury retail centre at Wangfujing in Beijing, and a 50% interest in a leading office complex in Central Jakarta.  The Group also has a number of high quality residential, commercial and mixed-use projects under development in cities across Greater China and Southeast Asia.  In Singapore, its subsidiary, MCL Land, is a well-established residential developer.

 

Hongkong Land Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda and has a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore.  The Group's assets and investments are managed from Hong Kong by Hongkong Land Limited.  Hongkong Land is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

Hongkong Land Limited


Robert Wong

(852) 2842 8428

Simon Dixon

(852) 2842 8101



Brunswick Group Limited


Annabel Arthur

(852) 3512 5075

 

As permitted by the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, the Company will not be posting a printed version of the Half-Yearly Results announcement to shareholders.  The Half-Yearly Results announcement will remain available on the Company's website, www.hkland.com, together with other Group announcements.


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