Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited. JSE: ALP

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Background of Atlantic Leaf

  • Incorporated in Mauritius in 2013, Atlantic Leaf Properties is a real estate company listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The company holds a Category 1 Global Business License and was established with the objective of investing in investment grade, high-quality real estate assets, as well as companies which deliver strong profit growth performance through income and capital growth. Atlantic Leaf mainly focuses on investments in the United Kingdom and other areas of Western Europe, with a principal interest in the commercial property market, including industrial and office space. In 2015, assets under management were worth R 5.7 billion, with the company owning 54 properties encompassing 335 000 m2.

  • The company’s dual-strategy approach to real estate involves investing directly in aportfolio of its own fixed property assets and indirectly in a portfolio of listed and unlisted securities and shares of real estate companies and funds. Further value creation is gained through the implementation of strategic asset management plans for each property, which could involve development, new lettings, lease extensions and refurbishment.

Atlantic Leaf Shares Growth Driver

  • Atlantic Leaf’s investments are mainly held through subsidiaries in various jurisdictions which make commercial sense from tax or funding perspectives. Each new investment opportunity is evaluated by considering the following criteria: quality, location and durability of assets;

     core sustainable income flows, existing and projected occupancy rates and tenant covenant strength;

     opportunities for asset enhancement through active management;

     rental yield spread relative to fixed rate borrowing costs and key valuation and financing metrics; and

     proper evaluation of a multitude of risk factors, including security of income, tenant covenants, residual values, the physical condition of properties, loan-to-value and interest covenants and maturity profiles in respect of leveraged purchases.

  • This thorough evaluation process has allowed Atlantic Leaf to make sound investments throughout its history. The experienced management team of the youthful company has been happy with financial performance in the first few years, and is targeting a number of key acquisitions. Despite aggressive pricing and increasing demand which has pushed property prices higher in the UK, Atlantic Leaf has widened its investment target regions to Western Europe and Australia, whilst broadening shareholder base and commencing dividends distribution.

Atlantic Leaf Group Investor Tip

  • Atlantic Leaf recently announced that it plans to move to the main board of the JSE in 2016, which could attract more institutional investors and raise funding for higher-quality assets. The group is on a capital fund raising drive which has gained good success, which has in turn established confidence amongst South African property investors. New capital will be used to purchase properties worth R 3.4 billion, allowing Atlantic Leaf to move onto the JSE’s main board.

  • Atlantic Leaf share prices have taken a hit due to intense competition in the UK listed property market. Investors who buy Atlantic Leaf shares should however be rewarded by being patient, as the shares offer a good rand hedge option and an opportunity for upside as they grow.

Atlantic Leaf Major Shareholders

  • Sector

    Financials

  • Industry

    Real Estate
  • Sub industry

    REIT

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