CapitaLand achieves 1Q 2015 Group PATMI of S$161.3 million
Higher revenue contributions driven by residential sales in Singapore, China and Vietnam
Singapore, 30 April 2015 – CapitaLand Limited achieved Group PATMI of S$161.3 million in 1Q 2015, versus S$182.8 million in 1Q 2014 which included contributions from its associate, Australand, that the Group sold in March 2014.
The Group’s PATMI from continuing operations for 1Q 2015 was 9.4% higher than the same period last year. This was due to contribution from the increased stake in CapitaMalls Asia as well as portfolio gains in 1Q 2015, partially offset by lower revaluation gains from investment properties.
CapitaLand’s 1Q 2015 revenue of S$915 million was 49.4% higher compared to 1Q 2014. The revenue growth was led by higher contribution from the Group’s residential projects in Singapore and Vietnam. The growth was also due to the consolidation of CapitaLand Township’s revenue into CapitaLand China as it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Group in March 2015. In addition, the Group recorded higher rental revenue from its shopping mall and serviced residence businesses. Collectively, the two core markets of Singapore and China accounted for 78.9% (1Q 2014: 69.9%) of the Group’s revenue.
In 1Q 2015, CapitaLand achieved an EBIT of S$381.5 million (1Q 2014: S$419.5 million). Singapore and China markets remain the key contributors to EBIT, accounting for 84.3% of EBIT from continuing operations (1Q 2014: 83.6%).
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Mr Lim Ming Yan, President & Group CEO of CapitaLand Limited, said: “Despite a challenging market environment, CapitaLand’s well-balanced portfolio of investment properties and residential projects will continue to generate recurring income and trading profits. Singapore and China remain as the Group’s core markets and we will pursue growth opportunities in Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. We will also look at opportunities in key gateway cities globally for our serviced residence business.”
He added: “CapitaLand’s capital management strategy remains unchanged through the use of funds, joint ventures, listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and various capital management platforms. The Group looks to grow its assets under management and is well-positioned to capitalise on any new opportunities when they arise.”