Main reason for buying is because of the high dividend yield. This trust promises a 100% payout ratio for the first 2 years. The dividend yield we're looking at on the current price is about 8% pa. Another reason is that we can take the opportunity to ride the widely discussed and predicted growth in Japan if it does happen. Well, this would be harder to predict but it will be good if it does happen.
Today, Croesus retail trust released its 1st Quarter fianncial results. Actual distribution per unit (DPU) is 3.26 cents. This is higher than the originally forecast of 3.11 cents. NAV per unit is stated as 91cents after conversion from Japanese Yen. This means that at the current price of 87.5cents, is still trading at a discount to NAV. Dividends are expected to be paid on or before 31st March 2014. I'm sure existing shareholders are happy to hear this news.
As stated in my earlier post, the downside of this trust is the high gearing level of about 43%. I do hope the management will be able to maximize the use of this loan and put it into good use.
Overall, the results are encouraging. As the occupancy rate remains stable, this trust is set to meet its forecast DPU. It is a good income generating investment.
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