Author: My Sweet Retirement

Goodbye Suntec REIT

I do not know why but without much hesitation, I have sold off Suntec REIT today. Total profit was 54.3%. If I include the dividends collected over the years, total profit was 105%. I have sold off Suntec REIT not because of its slight decline in DPU in 2Q2018 but because it only makes up only 2% of my entire stock portfolio. I invest in REITs mostly for their dividends and we all know that the more units we held, the more distribution we get every quarter from the REITs. Since the share price of Suntec REIT has appreciated...

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Kingsmen Creatives Turn The Tide Around with 1H2018 Financial Results

  From a sea of red financial results a year ago (Read more: Kingsmen Creatives FY2017 Financial Results Is Disappointing ), Kingsmen Creatives have managed to turn the tide around by releasing a set of positive 1H 2018 financial results. Revenue increases 1.3% to S$146.8 million and Net profit increases 7.5% to S$2.9 million. Earnings per share has also increased 7.2% from 1.38 cents to 1.48 cents. The company’s cash flow remain healthy as the cash and cash equivalents stood at S$67.6 million as at 30 June 2018. As at 31 July 2018, the Group has secured contracts of S$322 million,...

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Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust Divests Lot 102 Coghlan Road In South Australia

Just when I thought it will be all quiet for Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust after their recent divestment of 80 Hartley Street asset, Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust announce another divestment today! Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust is going to divest Lot 102 Coghlan Road in South Australia for A$8.75 million. The consideration represents a 36.7% premium to the Property’s book value of A$6.4 million as at 30 June 2018 and a 26.8% premium to the original purchase price of A$6.9 million at Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust’s initial public offering in 2016. Upon completion of the proposed divestment,...

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OUE Hospitality Trust 2Q2018 Financial Results – Still Awaiting The Jewel

OUE Hospitality Trust released its 2Q2018 financial results on 27th July 2018. The results are extremely poor. In short, gross revenue, net property income and distribution per unit (“DPU”) are in a sea of red. Gross revenue for 2Q2018 was $0.4 million lower than 2Q2017. Both hospitality segment and retail segment posted lower revenue for the current period. NPI for 2Q2018 was $0.1 million lower than 2Q2017 due to lower gross revenue from the properties, partially mitigated by lower property expenses. The distribution per unit (“DPU”) for 2Q2018 was 1.17 cents, 3.3% lower as compared to 1.21 cents for 2Q2017. RevPAR for...

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Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust DPU Jumps 2.9%

Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust announced its 3QFY18 results on 1st August 2018. Distribution Per Unit (“DPU”) increased by 2.9% in 3QFY18 as compared with 3QFY17. This is definitely a great piece of news for me as I have recently increased my allocation of Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust in my stock portfolio from 8% to 11%. Increasing dividend yield is one of the factors I look for when investing in REITs. If you didn’t notice from the presentation slides, the manager has elected to receive 82.9% (9MFY17: 100%) of management fees in the form of units. In my opinion,...

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August 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds is 2.44%

  The effective interest rate for September 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds if you held it for 10 years is 2.44%. As usual, I will be applying for September 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds (GX18090T). Reading about the increasing retrenchment rate in Singapore as compared to last quarters reminded me to continue building my emergency fund. The best place is to build an emergency fund and collect interest is the Singapore Savings Bonds as one of the benefit is there is no lock in period for the bond. If you didn’t know, Singapore Savings Bonds pays out interest every 6 months....

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Starhill Global REIT 4Q2017/18 Financial Results Continue to Disappoint

Starhill Global REIT released its 4QFY17/18 financial results on 27th July 2018. The financial results are still depressed due to weaker contributions from the office portfolio and retail scene. In fact, this is similar to its 3QFY17/18 financial results which I wrote in the last quarter (Read more: Starhill Global REIT 3Q2017/18 Results Is Disappointing ). There are no signs of improvement. $1.6 million of income available for distribution for 4QFY17/18 has been retained for working capital requirements. This is similar to 3Q2017/18 and it gives me the creeps whether Starhill Global REIT is running into some financial troubles. Total...

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Summary of July 2018 Transactions

I have been holding on to the cash that I had from the delisting of AusNetServices from Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). After a quick screening through my stock portfolio, I decided to increase my holdings of Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust from 8% to 11%. The share price of Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust hovers at S$1.04 to S$1.05 and may possibly go lower due to the weakening Aussie dollar against Singapore dollar. At the point of writing, S$1.00 translates to A$0.99. Given the current share price of S$1.05 and estimated dividend of 7.22 cents for FY18, this translates to...

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CapitaMall Trust 2Q2018 Results – Increasing DPU

  CapitaMall Trust has released its 2Q2018 financial results. Both Gross revenue and Net Property Income has increased by 1.6% and 2.8% respectively despite the lack of income from Sembawang Shopping Mall due to its divestment some time back (Read more: CapitaLand Mall Trust 1Q2018 Financial Results and Divestment of Sembawang Shopping Mall ). Distribution per unit increased 2.2% for 2Q2018 as compared to 2Q2017. As a dividend investor, this is something I applaud CapitaMall Trust for. At the point of writing, the share price of CapitaMall Trust currently stood at S$2.16. Comparing it with the Net Asset Value of...

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Screening For Dividend Stocks Using Stocks Cafe Stock Screener

With my recent post on the FSMOne stock screener I found (Read more: Screening For Dividend Stocks Using The FSMOne Stock Screener ), one of my readers recommended me to take a look at Stocks Cafe’s stock screener. I mainly use Stocks Cafe to track the dividends for the stocks in my portfolio. I decided to try out Stocks Cafe’s stock screener to compare how it fares against the FSMOne stock screener. Similar to the criterias I used previously, here are the same conditions that I have set up to screen for dividend stocks. Running the Stocks Cafe’s stock screener...

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Frasers Commercial Trust Divests 55 Market Street

Frasers seems pretty active in the divestment of their assets. I believe this is part of capital recycling. With Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust announcing the divestment of one of their Australian asset ( Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust Divests 80 Hartley Street Asset ), I received notification that Frasers Commercial Trust is divesting one of their Singapore properties, which is 55 Market Street. Frasers Commercial Trust currently makes up 2% of my stock portfolio. 55 Market Street is a 16-storey commercial property located in Raffles Place. The tenure is 999 years starting from April 1826. The total net lettable...

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Screening For Dividend Stocks Using The FSMOne Stock Screener

How do you usually identify stocks to buy? One of the method I use is via a stock screener. With the death of Google finance stock screener, I couldn’t find a good decent one and of course for free! Recently, I found an excellent stock screen at Fundsupermart (FSMOne) website that fit my needs. The user interface is clean, sleek, easy to use and most important of all, it has all the basic criterias that I can set and filter. Below are the basic criteria that you can do set with the Fundsupermart stock screener. Dividend Yield As a...

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Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust Divests 80 Hartley Street Asset

The manager for Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust is full of action. After the recent aggressive acquisition of Germany and Netherlands assets, it has recently announced a divestment of one of its Australian asset. Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust will be divesting one of its Australian asset (“80 Hartley Street, Smeaton Grange, NSW”) for A$90.5 million (S$90.5 million). The Property was purpose-built for Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd and will have a remaining lease term of approximately five years, upon extension of the existing lease. The sale consideration is 40.3% above the book value of the Property of A$64.5 million...

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August 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds is 2.57%

The effective interest rate for August 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds if you held it for 10 years is 2.57%. I have thought the effective interest rate will trend higher but it didn’t. This month’s interest rate was slightly lower than the previous month. As usual, I will be applying for August 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds (GX18080F). If you didn’t know, Singapore Savings Bonds pays out interest every 6 months. If you subscribe for August 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds, the next payout will be February 2019 and August 2019 respectively. By subscribing to August 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds, I completed...

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Sixty Five Percent Invested, Thirty Five Percent Cash

As the old saying goes, “Cash is King”. My cash on hand got a boost this month as I receive my company’s performance bonus. In the same month, I have received the payout from the sale of AusNetServices due to the sale of my share via the share sale facility. Today, I have received the notification letter from SGX with regards to the sale of my shares. My AusNetServices shares were sold at S$1.58 and I am pretty happy as the price sold was better than expected. Total gains together with dividends collected as over a hundred percent. My...

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