Welcome to my investment blog where I share with you my analysis of REITs in Singapore.

I hope that my investment philosophy will bring me a steady stream of income apart from my job. I am aiming for at least $3,000 per month which can sustain the current expenses of myself and my family.

Do enjoy reading my blog and post any comments that you have. I welcome them because it is a time to learn from each other.

When I am looking at investing in REIT, here are some of the guidelines that I am looking at. Feel free to comment on it. I am willing to listen to ideas.

-> at least 8% yield.
-> Price that is lower than its NAV.
-> Low gearing (if possible)
-> High secured NAV.

Current Dividend income is $3,800/month.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rights Issue of OUE Commercial Trust

Current Price on 30th June 2015 = $0.81 ($0.731 after Rights)
  • Yield = 7.11% (After Rights Issue - Assumed)  
  • Price-to-book Ratio = 0.800 (After Rights Issue)
  • Assets per unit = $2.238
  • Debt per unit = $1.324 (including current liabilities and CPPU)
  • Gearing = 59.1%
OUE Commercial Trust reported their financial plans on how to acquire One Raffles Place and also launch their Rights Issue. Here are my statistics after Rights Issue.

Although they have placed CPPU as equity, I have placed it as Debt to reflect the fact that they are paying interest on the units and CPPU holders are still not shareholders who enjoy dividends. Thus, the gearing looks bad at 59.1%. Thus, the price-to-book ratio at this moment still stays at 0.800 which means we are still buying at a 20% discount. There was no info on the projected yield so I am assuming that it stays the same.

Because of the price-to-book ratio and the fact that yield is better than most office REITs, I manage to buy 5,000 shares of OUE C-Trust today at a price of $0.81. This is because I would like to participate in the Rights issue and apply for excess rights issue in hope that they will give me some more. (By the way, last day of "cum rights" is 2nd July)


  1. What's the lowest price OUE Com reit should fall to before you decide not to subscribe to the rights?

    1. Hi Apple0001,

      In my opinion, if it falls below its rights issue price of $0.555. :-)

  2. Replies
    1. Because you are given a right to acquire at a price cheaper than the market rate. :-)

    2. But won't your current holdings lose so much value? From $0.80 to $0.555.

    3. The original shares bought at $0.81 will go down to about $0.70 after CR. What I am banking on is excess rights, meaning subscribing to shares which I am actually not entitled to.