Mapletree REITs Amongst the Most Defensive Stocks in 2018
3 of the Mapletree REITs are in the STI Reserve List - used to advance stocks into the STI should an STI constituent be deleted ahead of the next quarterly review. For 1HFY18/19 (ending 30 Sep), the four Mapletree REITs all reported YoY growth in Gross Revenue & DPU. In 2018 YTD, the four Mapletree REITs averaged a 1% decline in total return, following 33% average total returns in 2017. By comparison the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index declined 3% & the iEdge S-REIT Index declined 4% in the 2018 YTD.