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, February 13, 2013

Analysis of FCOT

Current Price on 6th Feb 2013 = $1.335
  • Current Yield = 4.73%  
  • Price-to-book Ratio = 0.919
  • Assets per unit = $2.552
  • Debt per unit = $1.099 (including current liabilities)
  • Gearing = 43.1%

FCOT has published their results which shows improvement in its yield. However, the bulk of the yield improvement will only kick in in the next quarter. Current yield is at a low of 4.73% while I am predicting a 5.81% yield in the next quarter.

The yield has fallen to a very low level which means there are many more REITs which are trading at a higher yield. Even at 5.81% which is the expected yield, I think that it is low enough for me to sell it off. And that is what I did.

In my earlier post, I have executed my "FCOT CPPU strategy" where I am investing in its CPPU and converting it to ordinary shares whenever possible. This is probably the only reason why I am still looking at this counter. I have to keep to my investment strategy as far as possible.

Nevertheless, I am grateful to FCOT who has given me much dividends over the past year. Its capital appreciation since 2011 is also terrific. (I bought it at $0.82 in 2011) Thus, to realize that profit is really shiok.


  1. Hi are u able to advise on how to convert the cppu into normal equity positions after a quarter?

    1. FraserComm CPPU will be sending you an option to convert. It should happen sometime in Feb. It is also my first time working on it so will need to see how the process works as well.

  2. hi its me again. I am not sure whether are you aware that FCOT is redeeming their class CPPU. They have stated that they might redeem at a premium. Do you think we can convert to equity units since its not yet a quarter. What's your take on this?