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Charter Hall Retail REIT December 2016 asset revaluations

19/12/2016

  • CQR portfolio valued at $2,695.8 million, up 5.2%
  • 100% of stabilised assets externally and independently valued
  • Portfolio weighted average capitalisation rate (WACR) firming by 29 bps

Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX:CQR) (CQR or the REIT) today announced a $130 million or 5.2% increase in the value of the REIT's portfolio, following the property revaluation process undertaken as at December 2016.

Following a review of CQR's portfolio, it was determined that 65 assets representing 100% of the REIT's stabilised portfolio (excluding properties under development) would be independently revalued at December 2016. The six remaining assets in the portfolio were subject to internal valuations. This includes the REIT's properties under development which were deemed to be at fair value based on a review of costs capitalised to date. All assets, excluding development properties which are carried at cost, have been externally valued in the last 12 months.

The total value of CQR's investment properties increased to $2,695.8 million and the portfolio weighted average capitalisation rate (WACR) firmed by 29 bps, from 6.71% to 6.42%. The improvement in the REIT's portfolio WACR was a result of the valuations undertaken by independent valuers. The internal valuations undertaken included capitalisation rates consistent with June 2016.

Investment Property Portfolio Valuation

CQR Share A$m

June 2016 Portfolio Valuation

2549.7

Less: Disposals (Caboolture, Pakington, Moe Kmart)

(56.3)

Add: Increase on Book Value from Disposals

5.3

Add: Valuation increase Jun 16 – Dec 16

130.0

December 2016 Portfolio Valuation

2628.7

Add: Arana Hills Acquisition

67.1

December 2016 Portfolio Valuation

2695.8

 

Valuation Weighted Average Cap Rates

 

%

June 2016 Portfolio average cap rate

6.71%

December 2016 Portfolio average cap rate

6.42%

Scott Dundas, Fund Manager of the REIT, said:  Our geographically diverse and resilient portfolio benefits from exposure to high growth corridors and operates as the dominant shopping centre in each region, providing unitholders with growing, long term, sustainable returns. The total valuation increase of $130 million is the result of income uplift across the portfolio, capital expenditure on our development assets and an improvement in capitalisation rates on the independently revalued assets.

Shown below is a summary of the valuations for the portfolio by asset type and region:

Six months to December 2016

Freestanding

Neighbourhood

Sub-regional

Total

Number of properties

16

36

19

71

December 2016 valuation ($m)

221.6

1197.9

1209.3

2628.7

Prior book value ($m)

212.5

1129.9

1156.4

2498.8

Valuation increase Jun 16 – Dec 16

9.1

68.0

52.9

130.0

Variance (%)

4.3%

6.0%

4.6%

5.2%

Weighted avg cap rate – December 2016

6.07%

6.46%

6.45%

6.42%

Weighted avg cap rate – June 2016

6.33%

6.77%

6.74%

6.71%

“With a focused and prudent use of capital, the REIT will continue its disciplined investment strategy to enhance the quality of the portfolio through strategic acquisitions, redevelopments and divestments, recycling out of non-core properties into larger assets with forecast higher growth characteristics,” Mr Dundas added.

CQR will report its results of the half year ending 31 December 2016 on Monday, 20 February 2017.

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For further information, please
contact:

Scott Dundas
Fund Manager
Charter Hall Retail REIT 

T +61 2 8651 9273
scott.dundas@charterhall.com.au

For investor enquiries, please
contact:

Philip Cheetham
Head of Listed Investor Relations
Charter Hall

T +61 2 8651 9214
philip.cheetham@charterhall.com.au  

For media enquiries, please
contact:

Angus Booth
Group Manager – External Affairs
Charter Hall 

T: +61 8651 9223 
angus.booth@charterhall.com.au     

Christine Kelly
Deputy Fund Manager
Charter Hall Retail REIT 

T +61 2 8651 9401
christine.kelly@charterhall.com.au