NPRO 1Q 2016: DIVIDEND, GROWTH IN RENTAL INCOME AND INCREASED PROPERTY VALUES
Rental income up by 20.6 per cent
Continued phasing-in of new leases and reduced vacancy in the portfolio have resulted in increased rental income. This rose overall from NOK 200 million in the same period of 2015 to NOK 230.5 million. When the sale of properties is taken into account, the increase was 20.6 per cent. Operating profit before fair-value adjustments came to NOK 84.6 million. Profit before tax and fair-value adjustments was NOK 154.6 million.
Epra NAV up by NOK 0.32 per share in the first quarter
Positive fair-value adjustments for investment properties totalled NOK 109 million, while negative fair-value adjustments for financial derivatives came to NOK 39.1 million. After NOK 54.8 million in tax expense, net profit for the period came to NOK 99.8 million. That yielded ordinary earnings per share (EPS) of NOK 0.18 for the first quarter. Carried equity per share came to NOK 10.72 at 31 March 2016, up from NOK 10.53 at 31 December 2015 (Epra NAV: NOK 12.26 and Epra NNNAV: NOK 11.44 at 31 March 2016).
Pursuant to the mandate awarded to it by the AGM for 2016, the board has resolved that a dividend of NOK 0.05 per share will be paid for the first quarter 2016. This dividend will be paid to registered shareholders at 29 April 2016.
The quarterly report and the presentation for the first quarter 2016 are attached.
For further information, please contact:
Svein Hov Skjelle, CEO
Telephone: +47 930 55 566
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements according to §5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act (’Verdipapirhandelloven’).
Norwegian Property is a focused and fully integrated office property company with 37 properties located in the Oslo area and Stavanger in Norway. The portfolio, which has a total fair value of NOK 16.4 billion, is characterized by central location and attractive premises high quality tenants. The group’s properties consist largely of office premises, associated warehousing and car parking, as well as retail and catering space. The company has identified four value drivers for long-term value creation; Marketing & letting, Property management, Property development and Transactions & finance.
Norwegian Property is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker NPRO.