Grit has a strong management team, with more than 59 years’ African experience cumulatively. The portfolio has grown to US$642mln from US$210ln in 2015, and the company achieved its LSE main board listing in July 2018.Full report is available via Capital Network website
Custodian REIT PLC (LON:CREI) issued its quarterly NAV (net asset value) update for the three months ended September 30, on October 23. The company reported a NAV total return per share of 2.3% for the period (NAV increase plus dividend approved), and a reduction in net gearing to 20.5% loan-to-value, from 21.0% on June 30. Custodian acquired five new properties during the period with net initial yields of between 6.38% and 9.79%. More details are on p2.
GRIT Real Estate Income Group (LON:GR1T) is a pan-African (excluding South Africa) real estate company, generating high levels of US dollar and euro-denominated rental yield underpinned by a blue-chip tenant base.
The company has achieved good progress since its London Stock Exchange (LSE) listing in July 2018. Results for the half-year ended 31 December (released 14 February) showed gross rental income +25.9% year-on-year and group loan-to-value down to 43.4% (full-year to June 2018: 51.4%). Furthermore, the ratio of administration costs to asset value was reduced to 1.3% from 1.4%. We believe this can go below 1% as the portfolio continues to grow.
Performance has been achieved in spite of pockets of significant weakness in the African retail sector, highlighting the value of GRIT's diversification strategy. We provide some outlines of the strategy on page 2 (p2).
Custodian REIT (LON:CREI) released its quarterly net asset value (NAV) updated on 29 January. This was in line with our expectations.
NAV Total Return +1.0% in the quarter. Portfolio net initial yield (a measure of property income yield) of 6.6%. Balance sheet gearing remains low at LTV (loan-to-value) ratio of 24.7%.
We believe that all of the key dynamics remain intact to sustain continuing strong shareholder returns.