DGAP-News: TLG IMMOBILIEN AG / Key word(s): Real Estate/Half Year Results
TLG IMMOBILIEN launches development projects and increases its FFO and EPRA NAV
As such, the property portfolio of TLG IMMOBILIEN AG is comprised of 391 properties in total as at 30 June 2019. The acquisition of Westside Office Bonn took place along with few disposals, which includes the sale of a small non-strategic retail portfolio consisting of 29 retail properties.
As of the reporting date, the EPRA Vacancy Rate was 3.1% and the weighted average lease term (WALT) has reached 6 years. The annualised in-place rent also increased by 2.8% to EUR 233.4 m . The largest increase in rent was 10.6% in the office asset class in Berlin and was primarily due to the conclusion of a new rental agreement in the office property Spreétage on Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee with an increase of 55.3%.
SUCCESSFUL FINANCING ACTIVITIES
In the first six months of the year, the average costs of the financing expenses were 1.74% (1.83% as at 31/12/2018) with an average remaining term of 5.8 years. For 99.5% of the interest-bearing liabilities, the interest rate is secured over the term of each liability by fixed interest rate agreements / interest rate hedges.
Barak Bar-Hen, Chief Executive Officer of TLG IMMOBILIEN AG: 'In the past two months since I was appointed as CEO, I realized how strong TLG is. It is a well-established company with a solid portfolio, financial strength, high quality employees and with great growth potential. We now focus on TLG's great internal growth engine within its current investment portfolio, and we aim to further expand and be a leading player in the core real estate sector.
Gerald Klinck, Chief Financial Officer of TLG IMMOBILIEN AG: 'In light of the capital increase and the extra financial leeway created by the positive valuation of our portfolio, we are well prepared for our upcoming acquisition projects and further financial activities.'
Jürgen Overath, Chief Operating Officer of TLG IMMOBILIEN AG: 'We reached an important milestone in our investment projects within our portfolio in the first six months of the year. They will enable us to add profitable properties in attractive locations in Berlin and Dresden to our portfolio.'
The annual general meeting of 2019 of TLG IMMOBILIEN AG in Berlin on 21 May 2019 approved the payment of a dividend of around EUR 94.1 m for the 2018 financial year. This equates to EUR 0.91 per no-par value bearer share entitled to dividends and therefore represents an 11% increase in the dividend compared to the previous year (dividend of EUR 0.82 in 2018).
ABOUT TLG IMMOBILIEN AG
For over 25 years, the listed company TLG IMMOBILIEN AG has owned and rented out commercial properties in selected promising locations in Germany. The company continuously develops its portfolio and actively generates value through strategic investments and selected property acquisitions. As at 30 June 2019, its portfolio contains properties worth EUR 4.6 bn. As at the same reporting date, the adjusted EPRA Net Asset Value per share amounted to EUR 29.77. The portfolio comprises office properties in cities including Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt/Main, Leipzig and Rostock. It also contains a regionally diversified portfolio of retail properties, primarily in the neighbourhood shopping segment, in promising micro-locations as well as seven hotels in top central locations. The properties of TLG IMMOBILIEN AG stand out not only due to their excellent locations but also because of their long-term rental or lease agreements. Its highly qualified employees guarantee extensive local market expertise at its individual locations.
This publication contains forward-looking statements based on current views and assumptions of TLG IMMOBILIEN AG's management and made to the best of knowledge. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause TLG IMMOBILIEN AG's revenues, profitability or the degree to which it performs or achieves its targets, to materially deviate from what is explicitly or implicitly stated or described in this publication. Therefore, persons who obtain possession of this publication should not rely on such forward-looking statements. TLG IMMOBILIEN AG accepts no guarantee or responsibility regarding such forward-looking statements and will not adjust them to future results or developments.
|Company:||TLG IMMOBILIEN AG|
|Phone:||030 - 2470 - 50|
|Fax:||030 - 2470 - 7337|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange|
|EQS News ID:||855573|
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