9 SGX Listed Trusts Raised S$2.7 Billion via Rights Issues in Last 18 Months
Between January 2017 and June 2018, 8 REITs and 1 stapled trust have raised a total of S$2.7 billion in funds through rights issues, mostly to finance new property investments. They are: Frasers Logistics, Manulife REIT, ESR-REIT, CCT, Mapletree Logistics, Cache, CDL, Ascott Residence, and Sabana REIT. In 3Q18, these 9 trusts have registered a total return of +1.9%. This brings their 12M and 3Y total returns to -3.8% and +15.0% respectively. They have also averaged an aggregate leverage ratio of 35.6%, a dividend indicated yield of 6.9% and a price-to-book ratio of 0.9.