Equites Property Fund Limited. JSE: EQU

Equites shares

Background of Equites

  • Equites Property Fund is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) which listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2014 as the only specialist industrial property fund on the bourse. Today, the company’s portfolio encompasses 38 properties within the logistics, industrial and office sectors in Gauteng and Cape Town, worth a total of R4.1 billion. The company does not have exposure to foreign currency property, preferring to focus on South Africa.

  • Equites’ value proposition includes a focus on the top-end logistics sector. The company aims to develop A-grade industrial buildings and unlock key logistics nodes. The company’s property and asset management functions are managed internally to minimise risk and develop modern distribution assets.

  • Assets are almost exclusively tenanted by blue chip tenants on long leases, which gives protection to investors who buy Equites shares. The live online stocks chart shows that Equites share price has surged on the JSE.

Equites Shares Growth Driver

  • As a young company, Equites has exceeded all growth objectives since being listed in 2014. The company’s key differentiator is the sound property fundamentals of its portfolio, which offer a solid base from which to grow and build a defensive portfolio that delivers long-term earnings.

  • After solid first year financial performance, the group’s 2015 financial year focused on growing the property portfolio with high quality assets in the logistics sector. The group managed to buy 17 new properties and increased its portfolio value from R1.4 billion to R4.1 billion.

  • Meanwhile, total distributions to shareholders amounted to R 201.4 million, an 18.3% increase from the previous year, making Equites one of the most successful JSE property funds which does not have significant exposure to foreign currency investments. The company’s good performance was driven by vacancy levels shrinking from 2.9% to 0.7% of Gross Lettable Area, enhanced cost containment, an effective interest rate hedging strategy and a reduction in finance costs. In addition, R 1.5 billion capital was raised through a substantially oversubscribed accelerated book build.

  • Equites has received good buy in from blue-chip tenants by focusing on modern logistics assets which meet stringent design, height, size and location criteria. In addition to existing prime industrial land, the group’s contracted pipeline looks strong, and includes new distributions centres for Puma South Africa and Rohlig-Grindrod. To diversify into foreign currency, Equites also recently made a move to buy a Tesco distribution centre in the UK. This, together with the purchase of eight logistics properties from Attacq in Waterfall City, will increase portfolio size to more than R5 billion.

Equites Group Investor Tip

  • A strong development pipeline, sound investment strategy and long-term arrangements with blue-chip clients and prestigious property partners will allow the company and Equites share price to flourish in future. Diversification into the UK will further add attraction to investors looking to purchase Equites shares. Equites share price has surged from R 10.60 when the stocks were first listed, up to R 14.50 two years later, and there is still significant profit potential forecast for investors who buy the shares.

Equites Major Shareholders

Gamlan Investments, Swish 11, Chiluan Holdings, Skymax Trust, Kagiso Asset Management.

  • Sector

    Financials

  • Industry

    Asset Management

  • Sub industry

    Private Equity

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