Aroundtown SA successfully sells assets in the amount of EUR720 million, 12% above book value
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AROUNDTOWN SUCCESSFULLY SELLS ASSETS IN THE AMOUNT OF EUR720 MILLION, 12% ABOVE BOOK VALUE (30% ABOVE COST)
15 May 2018.
Aroundtown SA together with its investees ("Aroundtown" or the "Company") announces an update on its disposal activities.
In 2018 year-to-date, Aroundtown sold (including signed deals) non-core assets, at an amount of over EUR720 million, reflecting an average disposal rent multiple of approx. 20x. The assets are mainly wholesale, office and retail, sold to various international investors and equity funds through several separate transactions. The sales are at EUR75 million (+12%) above the book value. The disposal gains (sale price minus total cost) are EUR165 million (+30%) over total cost, which positively impacts Aroundtown's FFO II in H1 2018. The high profit margin is the result of the Company's successful value-add business model.
The assets are part of the "held for sale" portfolio, thus there is an immaterial impact on Aroundtown's portfolio KPI's, and the published May 2018 run-rate figures (rent, adjusted EBITDA, FFO1) remain unchanged. The sales proceeds are used for acquisitions which have a direct accretive impact on Aroundtown's KPI's including FFO1 per share.
About the Company Aroundtown SA (symbol: AT1), trading on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, is the largest listed German commercial real estate company. Aroundtown invests in income generating quality properties with value-add potential in central locations in top tier cities in Germany/NL. Aroundtown SA (ISIN: LU1673108939) is a public limited liability company (société anonyme) established under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés, Luxembourg) under number B217868, having its registered office at 1, Avenue du Bois, L-1251 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY CONTAIN PROJECTIONS OR ESTIMATES RELATING TO PLANS AND OBJECTIVES RELATING TO OUR FUTURE OPERATIONS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, FUTURE FINANCIAL RESULTS, OR ASSUMPTIONS UNDERLYING OR RELATING TO ANY SUCH STATEMENTS, EACH OF WHICH CONSTITUTES A FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES, MANY OF WHICH ARE BEYOND THE CONTROL OF AROUNDTOWN SA. ACTUAL RESULTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY, DEPENDING ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS.
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Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Phone: +357 2420 1312 E-mail: email@example.com Internet: www.aroundtownholdings.com ISIN: LU1673108939, XS1508392625, XS1227093611, XS1336607715, XS1403685636, XS1449707055, XS1532877757, XS1540071724, XS1586386739, XS1649193403, XS1634523754 WKN: A2DW8Z, A1871P, A1Z07A, A18V71, A180VY, A1839S, A1899S, A19A2V Indices: SDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Stuttgart; Luxemburg, SIX SDAX End of News DGAP News Service