Request for trading halt
Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited (in its capacity as responsible entity
for Growthpoint Properties Australia Trust and in its own capacity) (ASX: GOZ)
(GOZ) requests that its securities be placed in a trading halt from the
commencement of trading today pursuant to ASX Listing Rule 17.1.
The trading halt is requested pending an announcement by GOZ in connection
with a proposed acquisition and a capital raising to be undertaken by way of a
pro rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer (Rights Offer).
GOZ requests that the trading halt remain in place until the earlier of:
an announcement being made about the completion of the institutional
component of the Rights Offer; or
the commencement of trading on Wednesday, 21 November 2018.
GOZ is not aware of any reason why the trading halt should not be granted or
any other information necessary to inform the market about the trading halt.
Please contact me if you require any additional information.
courtesy of Bell Direct
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i do not hold this share ( but have considered it , several times )
a bit of a punching bag of the unions ( which might provide a buying opportunity )
› Acquisition of A-Grade office asset 100 Skyring Terrace, Newstead, QLD (Acquisition)
› Purchase price of $250 million2
› Fully leased with a 7.5 year weighted average lease expiry (WALE)3
› Major ASX-listed tenants Bank of Queensland and Collection House
› Attractive weighted average rent review (WARR) of ~3.9% per annum
› The Acquisition will be partially funded by an equity raising of up to approximately $135 million via a non-underwritten
1 for 17.65 accelerated non-renounceable rights offer (Rights Offer)
› Growthpoint Properties Limited (Growthpoint SA or GRT) has committed to take up its full entitlement of approximately
$89 million worth of Securities under the Rights Offer
› The Acquisition and Rights Offer (together, the Transaction) are expected to have the following financial impact4
› Annualised FY19 Funds From Operations (FFO) accretion of 2.2%5
› Pro forma FY19 FFO guidance increased from at least 24.6 cents per Security to at least 24.8 cents per Security6
› FY19 distribution per security (DPS) guidance of 23.0 cents maintained7
, subject to market conditions
› Pro forma net tangible assets (NTA) reduced from $3.19 to $3.18 per Security due to transaction costs
› Pro forma gearing of 37.6% – 38.8%8
, below the midpoint of Growthpoint’s 35% - 45% target gearing range
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i do not hold this share ( but do hold BOQ )
Growthpoint Properties Australia upgrades FY22 guidance, confirms distribution for 2H22
and provides preliminary draft portfolio valuations
Growthpoint Properties Australia (Growthpoint or the Group) announces its distribution for the six months ending 30
June 2022, upgrades its FY22 funds from operations (FFO) guidance and provides preliminary draft external
valuations of its property portfolio.
• FY22 FFO guidance upgraded to at least 27.7 cps
• Distribution of 10.4 cps for the six months ending 30 June 2022
• Preliminary draft external valuations indicate a $64.51 million increase which is expected to contribute an
approximate 8 cents per security (cps) increase to the Group’s net tangible assets (NTA), to $4.63 per
security pro forma, from $4.55 at 31 December 2021
Timothy Collyer, Managing Director of Growthpoint, said, “We are pleased to upgrade our FY22 FFO guidance today
to at least 27.7 cps and announce our distribution of 10.4 cps for the six months to 30 June 2022, which reflects the
continued strong performance of the Group over the year. The preliminary results of Growthpoint’s external valuations
demonstrate the resilience of the Group’s growing property portfolio, with the uplift reflecting the ongoing strength of
the industrial market and leasing success across both our office and industrial portfolios.
Ongoing market uncertainties caused by high inflation and the Reserve Bank of Australia’s increase to the official cash
rate will mean a significant rise in interest rate expense for the A-REIT sector going into the next financial year.
Growthpoint will be subject to a higher interest expense on its floating debt, with circa 60% of its debt forecast to be
fixed as at 30 June 2022. However, the Group has ample head room to debt covenants and no hedges expiring in
FY23. The Group’s exposure to favoured industrial and metropolitan office property markets and secure income from
predominantly large corporate and government tenants provide a resilient foundation for our business. Our goal
remains to provide our securityholders with sustainable income returns and capital appreciation over the long term.”
In December 2021, Growthpoint provided upgraded FY22 FFO guidance of at least 27.0 cps. Since then, the Group
has settled its acquisition of 2-6 Bowes Street, Phillip, ACT, purchased 141 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East, VIC,
has seen Woolworths exercise their five-year lease option for their Queensland distribution centre at Larapinta and
received the rental determination, and has continued to see leasing successes across the portfolio. As a result, the
Group has upgraded its FY22 guidance to at least 27.7 cps, which represents a minimum of 7.8% growth over FY21.
This guidance also anticipates no significant market movements or unforeseen circumstances occurring during the
remainder of the financial year.
Distribution for six months ending 30 June 2022
The distribution for the six months ending 30 June 2022 is 10.4 cps. The key dates for the distribution are:
Ex-distribution date Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Record date Thursday, 30 June 2022
Payment date Wednesday, 31 August 2022
The Group confirms that the Distribution Reinvestment Plan remains suspended and will not be in operation for this
1 Gross increases, excluding capital expenditure incurred and net movement on incentives
Property portfolio external valuations
To date, Growthpoint has engaged independent external valuers to revalue 30 of its 582 properties, or 58% of the
Group’s portfolio by value, at 30 June 2022. In line with the Group’s valuation policy, the remaining valuations will be
undertaken as internal or Director’s valuations. The preliminary draft external valuations indicate a $64.51 million, or
2.2%, increase on a like-for-like basis in asset values to 31 December 2021 book values. This uplift is expected to add
approximately 8 cps to the Group’s NTA, which was $4.55 per security at 31 December 2021.
The Group has had 17 of its 31 industrial assets revalued by independent valuers, representing 61% of its industrial
portfolio by value. The preliminary draft external valuations indicate the value of the Group’s industrial portfolio has
increased by $69.8 million, 7.0% higher on a like-for-like basis than the 31 December 2021 book values. Rent growth
being a significant driver of the uplift. On a like-for-like basis, the average market capitalisation rates of the industrial
properties valued has reduced approximately 24 basis points to 4.7%.
Growthpoint has also had 13 of its 27 office assets revalued by independent valuers, representing 56% of its office
portfolio by value. The preliminary draft external valuations indicate the value of the Group’s office portfolio has
marginally decreased, by $5.3 million, 0.3% lower on a like-for-like basis than the 31 December 2021 book values. On
a like-for-like basis, the average market capitalisation rates of the office buildings valued has increased approximately
10 basis points to 5.0%.
The valuations, including the impact of Director’s valuations on the balance of the portfolio, are subject to finalisation
and audit and could be revised up or down. They also assume that there is no material change in market conditions
before 30 June 2022, the effective date of the valuations.
The final audited valuations for individual properties will be available as part of Growthpoint’s FY22 results, which will
be released to the market on Tuesday 16 August 2022.
This announcement was authorised for release by Growthpoint’s Board of Directors
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i do not hold this share ( but MAYBE i should crunch the numbers again )