Monday, April 30, 2012

Win over S$30,000 worth of cash and prizes with BRAND’S®

The theme for BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken’s 2012 Campaign is “Stay Switched On, Stay Open to Opportunities” which is charmingly relatable to consumers who may not have been paying attention to the little clues that caused them to miss out on one of life’s opportunities no matter how small e.g. missing out on a parking space or a chance at a dream job. BRAND’S® wants to reward its consumers

Sunday, April 29, 2012

LMIR: 1Q 2012 DPU 0.69c.

I remember saying that LMIR was too cheap to sell in December last year. It was trading at 36.5c a unit then.

I also remember saying that unitholders should be more patient after the rights issue because the REIT's DPU would bump up in time. The rather low DPU of 0.53c for 4Q 2011 would not be the norm. I estimated the norm to be a DPU of 0.815c per quarter or 3.26c per year. In fact,

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Volkswagen Centre Singapore

Volkswagen Singapore is opening a 2nd dealership with full showroom and aftersales facilities at Macpherson to serve customers better.

Join in the opening celebrations at Volkswagen Centre Singapore (MacPherson) with food, fun activities, facility tours and special offers on our range of cars!

Discount: $6,300!
Win a trip to London from now till 8 May 2012!
Visit the official website for

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Suntec REIT: Q1 2012 DPU 2.453c.

I still retain a small position in Suntec REIT at a cost price of about S$1.00 a unit which I purchased towards the tail end of the last financial crisis. This small position is free of cost, actually, since the gain from selling most of my investment in the REIT more than covers its cost. For me, this is what some would call a pillow stock. Sleep on it and get free money.

Gearing: 37.4%

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sabana REIT: 1Q 2012 DPU 2.26c.

The REIT's yield accretive purchases of five properties last year has helped to push DPU to 2.26c for 1Q 2012. Annualised, this would give us a DPU of 9.04c. Based on the REIT's last closing price of 97.5 per unit, we are still looking at a distribution yield of more than 9%. 9.27% to be more exact.

With a NAV/unit of $1.04, the REIT is still trading at a discount to NAV even though its unit

Friday, April 20, 2012

First REIT: 1Q 2012 DPU 1.93c and a higher fair value?

First REIT has declared a DPU of 1.93c. The unit price of First REIT has been rising steadily. It is clear that Mr. Market is willing to pay a gradually higher price for the REIT's units which leads me to wonder if we could see First REIT's distribution yield compressing to 6% which would bring it closer to PLife REIT's distribution yield which is currently under 6%. This could see the REIT's

SPH: Interim dividend of 7c per share.

SPH remains my largest investment in a blue chip. Over the years, it has been very good to me. Last year, I had hoped to buy more SPH shares if price should dip to $3.60 a piece but it never did.

Clementi Mall.

Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) 2QFY12 PATMI came in at S$83.9m, or 5 S-cents per share, which was 16% higher YoY. 1HFY12 PATMI now make up 46% of our full year forecast, falling

Thursday, April 19, 2012

AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT: 4Q FY2012.

AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT has declared a DPU of 2.7c for 4Q FY2012. Total DPU for FY2012 is, therefore, 10.45c. At the last session's closing price of $1.185 a unit, this means a distribution yield of about 8.82%. The REIT goes XD on 2 May and will distribute income on 19 June.

Gearing: 30% (which would drop to 28.8% upon completion of sale of 31 Admiralty Road). 25 properties revalued

FCOT: DPU up 16.8% in the last 18 months.

I did a piece on FCOT in October 2010 when I said that the REIT has probably turned the corner. At that time, it was trading at 15.5c a unit (which would have been 77.5c a unit, post consolidation). It closed at 87.5c in the last session.

DPU was 0.5549c then (which would have been 2.7745c, post consolidation). FCOT has declared a DPU of 3.2423c for 1H FY12 which means that DPU has increased

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cache Logistics Trust: 1Q 2012 DPU 2.086c.

It is no secret that I like industrial S-REITs as passive income generators. I am also vested in Cache Logistics Trust although my long position here is quite a bit smaller compared to my investments in Sabana REIT and AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT.

DPU for the quarter came in at 2.086 S cents and represented a 6.9% YoY increase. 

Income distribution is payable 30th of May 2012.


AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT: Credit rating.

Life has been somewhat stressful for me lately. Lots of things happening. That explains the paucity of blog posts.

I am trying to get up to speed with things and also trying to catch up on my reading of business periodicals which I have neglected lately.

In today's The Business Times, I read that AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT has received an investment grade credit rating of BBB- from

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fraud: Taking money from some adults is like taking candy from a baby.

If people promise us easy money, we should have to be very cautious. What is it about? How is it possible? Why is it so? Don't be a victim of fraud.

Just a few weeks ago, a client told me how he was given some physical gold for investing some money in a company. Apparently, the gold given to him was worth some 60% of the money he invested. In case the company went belly up, a new investor would

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tee International: Initiated long position at 22.5c.

Tee International is a mechanical and electrical engineering company and sometime real estate developer. As its engineering business accounts for more than 90% of its revenue, it seems like another logical beneficiary of the increase in expenditure on public building projects in the region.

As of 12 March 2012, the company has an order book of S$350.7m for its engineering segment alone. See:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cache Logistics Trust: Retreating to supports.

Cache Logistics Trust is a favourite of many REIT investors. It has also received many glowing reports from analysts. I also have a small long position in the REIT.

Today, a reader left a comment in my blog asking me if it is a good time to invest in the REIT as it closed at $1 a unit in the last session. Fundamentally, the REIT is a well run entity with 8.4% distribution yield per annum. If