Sasseur REIT has reported a distribution per unit (DPU) of 1.656 Singapore cents for its 1Q 2019, beating IPO projection for the period by 9.3%.
The REIT’s distributable income of SGD19.7 million for the quarter also exceeded its IPO projection of SGD18.0 million by 9.3%.
Sasseur REIT’s malls generated total sales of RMB1.2 billion for 1Q 2019, 10.1% above projection for 1Q 2019, and 24.0% higher than 1Q 2018.
The REIT has attributed these increases to its art-commerce business model, an employee partnership programme that was established in 2018, and seasonal sales promotions.
Sasseur REIT’s portfolio occupancy rate for 1Q 2019 increased to 96.1% from 95.2% in 4Q 2018.
The REIT has attributed this to its efforts of improving, and optimising tenant mix at its properties.
Sasseur REIT was last done on the Singapore Exchange at SGD0.78, 0.6% lower from its previous close.