Listed in July 2002, CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) is the first and the largest retail REIT to be listed on the SGX. It derives income from a portfolio of 15 retail malls worth S$11.1 billion located across Singapore.

I recently received its latest 2018 annual report and in this article, I’ll give an update on CMT’s latest financial results, growth plans, and valuation. Here are 15 things to know about CapitaLand Mall Trust before you invest:

Portfolio

1. CMT achieved a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% in its portfolio valuation for the last 10 years, from S$6.9 billion in 2009 to S$11.1 billion in 2018. This is due to stable capital appreciation of its existing properties and acquisition of key assets such as Clarke Quay, Bugis+, Westgate and Bedok Mall during the period.

Source: CapitaLand Mall Trust annual reports

2. The five largest properties contributed 54.0%