The fund manager’s comments on the financial results of the first half-year of 2022
The first half-year of 2022 turned out to be successful for EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS. The fund’s revenue increased to EUR 6.988 million, i.e. 17.3% compared to the last year’s first half-year. In June, the fund’s independent appraiser Colliers International valued the fund’s real estate portfolio, as a result of that the value of the fund’s investment properties increased by 2.2% and the fund earned profit in the amount of EUR 3.702 from the revaluation.
In the first half-year. The fund purchased two new investment properties – land plots for Valkla and Ermi care homes which are planned to accommodate up to 370 customers when finished. To purchase the care homes and initial investments total of EUR 2.343 million has been spent as of June 30, 2022.
In June, 2022, the fund’s subsidiary EfTEN Laagri OÜ extended its bank loan on current conditions (interest with the margin of 1.4%) for the next five years. In the following 12 months, the fund’s three loans that have mortgage on Laagri Hortes, Evolution office building and Piepilsetas logistics centre will meet its’ maturity dates. All investment properties that are set as collateral have strong rental cash flow and LTV is between 31% and 41%, due to which the management does not see risk related to extending the loan contracts when the maturity date arrives. Rather, given the low level of LTV, Group managers see an opportunity to increase loan amounts and pay investors a higher dividend from the funds received.
As of June 30, 2022, the fund has EUR 3.5 million uninvested capital that is planned to use for development of purchased care home land plots.
The consolidated revenue of EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS for the second quarter of 2022 was EUR 3.530 million (2021 second quarter: EUR 3.088 million), increasing by 14% during the year.
The consolidated revenue of EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS for the first half-year of 2022 was EUR 6.988 million (2021 first half-year: EUR 5.955 million), increasing by 17% compared to last year (EUR 1.033 million). The Group’s net rental income of the first half-year of 2022 was EUR 6.666 million (2021: EUR 5.726 million), increasing by 17%. The Group’s net profit for the same period was EUR 7.882 million (2021: EUR 5.470 million).
In the first half-year of 2022, the consolidated net rental income margin was 95% (2021: 96%), thus, the expenses directly related to the management of real estate (incl. land tax, insurance, maintenance, and improvement costs) and marketing expenses accounted for 5% (2021: 4%) of revenue.
As of June 30, 2022, the volume of the Group’s total assets was EUR 178.422 million (31.12.2021: EUR 176.401 million), incl. the fair value of the investment properties that accounted for 95% of the total assets (31.12.2021: 92%).
Real estate portfolio
As of the on June, 2022, the Group had 18 (31.12.2021: 16) commercial real estate investments with a fair value as of balance sheet date in the amount of EUR 168.604 million (31.12.2021: EUR 161.961 million) and acquisition cost of EUR 150.575 million (31.12.2021: EUR 147.633 million).
In April, the fund’s subsidiary EfTEN Valkla OÜ acquired real estate located in Valklaranna tee 36, Valkla. The fund plans to remodel the building from care home to general care home that could accommodate up to 250 customers in the future. Renovation work is performed in stages. The purchase price of the real estate plot was EUR 2,005 thousand and in addition, the fund’s subsidiary is required to carry out investments on the amount of EUR 2,000 thousand. Purchase of the real estate plot and investments are financed by the fund’s own assets.
In April, the fund’s subsidiary EfTEN Ermi OÜ acquired building rights located in Ermi tn 13, Tila village, Tartu parish in Tartu county. The fund plans to develop a care home for minimum of 120 customers on the land plot used based on the building rights. The building rights’ maturity date is 50 years, which is possible to extend up to 99 years in agreement with the landowner. After developing a care home in the land plot, it will be leased to Südamekodud AS based on a long-term lease contract. The purchase price of the building rights was EUR 233 thousand- Purchase of the building rights and investments are financed by the fund’s own assets.
In the first half-year of 2022, the Group earned rental revenue of EUR 6.610 million. Rental income calculated in comparative terms was EUR 6.184 million in the first half-year on 2022, which is 11% (EUR 619 thousand) more than in 2021 at the same time. In the first half-year of 2022 the Group gave discounts related to Covid-19 crisis in the amount of EUR 9 thousand (2021 first half-year: EUR 317 thousand), i.e. the increase in rental income from indexation and decrease in vacancy is EUR 311 thousand (5%, compared to 2021) in the first half-year of 2022.
In the following 12 months, the Group’s three subsidiaries’ – Evolution office building, Laagri Hortes and Piepilsetas logistics centre – loan contracts will end, the balance of the loans as of 30 June, 2022, is EUR 8,916 thousand euros. The LTV of maturing loan contracts is 31%-41% and investment properties have stabile strong rental cash flow, due to which the Group’s management does not see risk related to extending the contracts.
The weighted average interest rate of the Group’s loan agreements (incl. taking into account interest rate swap agreements) as of at the end of June is 2.2% (2021: the same) and LTV (Loan to Value) is 42% (31.12.2021: 44%). Most of the loan agreements of the fund’s subsidiaries are linked to a floating interest rate and only one loan (accounting for 2% of the loan portfolio) has a fixed base interest rate. In order to hedge the risk of an increase in the interest rate of one loan agreement, an interest rate swap agreement has been entered into, which expires in 2023.
Information on shares
As of 30 June, 2022, the net asset value per share (ERPA NDV) of EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS was 19.86 euros (31.12.2021: 19.11 euros). The net asset value per share of EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS increased by 4.0% in the first half-year of 2022.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
|2nd quarter||First half-year|
|Cost of sales||-71||-73||-131||-139|
|General and administrative expenses||-448||-492||-903||-876|
|Gain / loss from revaluation of investment properties||3,702||2,020||3,702||2,020|
|Other operating income and expense||17||3||43||6|
|Other finance income and expense||-360||-418||-722||-839|
|Profit before income tax||6,253||4,069||8,786||6,037|
|Income tax expense||-649||-394||-904||-567|
|Net profit for the financial year||5,604||3,675||7,882||5,470|
|Earnings per share|
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
|Cash and cash equivalents||8,489||13,074|
|Receivables and accrued income||1,113||876|
|Total current assets||9,655||14,293|
|Property. plant and equipment||158||140|
|Total non-current assets||168,767||162,108|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Payables and prepayments||923||1,349|
|Total current liabilities||12,796||9,115|
|Other long-term debt||962||987|
|Deferred income tax liability||6,516||5,945|
|Total non-current liabilities||64,888||70,372|
|Statutory reserve capital||2,149||1,489|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||178,422||176,401|