DIC Asset AG: Fast growth during first half of 2021. Excellent full-year outlook
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DIC Asset AG: Fast growth during first half of 2021. Excellent full-year outlook.
Frankfurt am Main, 11 August 2021. DIC Asset AG (ISIN: DE000A1X3XX4), one of Germany's leading listed property companies, published its half-year results for 2021 today.
The company looks back on a successful first six months, achieving robust growth for all of its key performance indicators. The profit for the period rose by 32 %. Assets under management, having experienced a 33 % increase, now add up to EUR 11.3 billion and keep growing steadily, so that the company upholds its medium-term goal of bringing the assets under management up to c. EUR 15 billion. The key earnings ratio of funds from operations (FFO) gained 5 %, thereby clearing a new high-water mark of EUR 53.0 million by mid-year.
"The first half-year demonstrated once again how effective our real estate platform is, how strong an earnings dynamic it develops, and that it has tremendous potential going forward. That is exactly what the term 'dynamic performance' means for us," said Sonja Wärntges, CEO of DIC Asset AG. "With our own momentum we will implement promising transactions during the second half of the year. With this in mind, let me renew our promise: We will keep growing and will achieve the goals we set for ourselves this year."
Although the market environment was defined by restraint during the first six months, DIC Asset AG successfully completed significant lettings and transactions. They include several large-scale leases signed for office and logistics properties.
The balance sheet portfolio (Commercial Portfolio excl. Warehousing) was further strengthened through acquisitions of two assets that will boost the portfolio's cash flow, one being "MBC" in Cologne, the other "Campus C" in Munich.
In the Institutional Business, revenues continued to rise, driven by the growth in assets under management. Backed by more than EUR 700 million in additional investor equity commitments, DIC faces the second half of the year with a secured investment volume of c. EUR 1.3 billion for the steady enlargement of existing investment vehicles.
Moreover, DIC Asset AG takes a highly active approach to the onward placement of its warehoused properties towards institutional investors. After just four months, the company successfully completed the fundraising for its third logistics fund, having collected more than EUR 210 million in investor capital. A seed portfolio stocked with profitable logistics assets is already earmarked for the fund. One of the currently most attractive investment opportunities for institutional investors inside and outside Germany is the "Uptown Tower," the tallest office high-rise in Munich. DIC Asset AG is planning to place it with an attractive and profitable core investment product during the months ahead.
Results and milestones of the first half year of 2021:
Annual forecast for 2021 upheld
The management board of DIC Asset AG believes the company is optimally positioned for the remainder of the year. The second half-year has traditionally been characterised by numerous big-ticket transactions. With this in mind, DIC Asset AG upholds its stated targets for 2021. DIC Asset AG is planning to top last year's FFO total by around 10 % this year. The successful performance is essentially driven by several dynamic elements of DIC Asset AG's unique real estate platform. Once again, the platform delivered growing revenues from four business areas: For one thing, from real estate management, secondly from the day-to-day management (asset and property management as well as development), thirdly from transaction fees for acquisitions and dispositions and the structuring of investment products, and fourthly from performance fees whenever stated return hurdles are topped. The further expansion of the Commercial Portfolio (excluding Warehousing) to a volume larger than EUR 2 billion is also contributing to growth in 2021. In sum, DIC Asset AG anticipates funds from operations within a range of EUR 106 million to EUR 110 million by the end of 2021. With its mid-year financials and the outlook for the year as a whole, the company has proven itself as one of the most active players on the market for commercial real estate in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).
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DIC Asset AG is Germany's leading listed specialist for commercial real estate with more than 20 years of experience on the real estate market and access to a broad-based network of investors. Our business is based on a regional and inter-regional real estate platform with eight offices on the ground in all major German markets. We manage 234 assets with a combined market value of c. EUR 11.3 billion on site, always close to our properties and their occupiers.
The Commercial Portfolio segment represents the proprietary real estate portfolio of DIC Asset AG. Here, we generate steady cash flows from stable rent revenues on long-term leases while also optimising the value of our portfolio assets through active management, and realising gains from sales.
In the Institutional Business segment, we earn recurrent fees from real estate services we provide to national and international institutional investors by structuring and managing investment vehicles that return attractive dividend yields.
DIC Asset AG has been SDAX-listed since June 2006.
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*All per-share figures adjusted in accordance with IFRS. (Total no. of shares H1 2021: 81,142k / H1 2020: 78,234k; total no. of shares 30.06.2021: 81,861k / 31.12.2020: 80,587k)
|Company:||DIC Asset AG|
|Neue Mainzer Straße 20|
|60311 Frankfurt am Main|
|Phone:||+49 69 9454858-1492|
|Fax:||+49 69 9454858-9399|
|ISIN:||DE000A1X3XX4, DE000A12T648, DE000A2GSCV5, DE000A2NBZG9|
|WKN:||A1X3XX, A12T64, A2GSCV, A2NBZG|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Luxembourg Stock Exchange|
|EQS News ID:||1225446|
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