Cromwell European REIT’s 1H 2020 Results Demonstrate Portfolio Resilience

  • 1H 2020 distribution per unit (“DPU”) of 1.74 Euro cents based on 100% payout ratio is only 3.4% lower on a like-for-like basis1 than 1H 2019 DPU
  • Stable occupancy of 94.7% recorded with positive rental reversion of 6.4% in 1H 2020
  • Strong leasing momentum continued, driven by active asset management
  • Resuming investment activity with a focus on logistics assets and data centres
  • Clearer outlook for 2H 2020 performance and DPU
1H 2020 1H 2019Variance
Gross Revenue (€’000) 93,660 82,372 13.7%
Net Property Income (€’000) 57,721 54,134 6.6%
Income Available for Distribution to Unitholders (€’000) 44,565 44,840 (0.6%)
DPU (Euro cents) 1.74 2.04 (14.7%)
DPU on a Like-for-Like Basis(Euro cents) 1.97 2.04 (3.4)

SINGAPORE – Cromwell EREIT Management Pte. Ltd., the manager (the “Manager”) of Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust (“Cromwell European REIT” or “CEREIT”), today announced CEREIT’s financial results for the first half ended 30 June 2020 (“1H 2020”).

CEREIT’s gross revenue and net property income rose 13.7% and 6.6% year-on-year to €93.7 million and €57.7 million, respectively, largely due to contributions from properties acquired over the course of the past year. Income from the new assets was, however, partially offset by €3.0 million of allowances made for uncollected rents due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as lower income from certain assets, such as the UCI cinema-anchored property in Italy and Central Plaza in the Netherlands. Income available for distribution to unitholders amounted to €44.6 million, largely in line with the €44.8 million recorded in the first half of 2019 (“1H 2019”). The income available for distribution includes a €2.8 million distribution of realised capital gains from recent divestments.

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