SINGAPORE | REAL ESTATE (REIT) | UPDATE
Portfolio stable. Slight dip in occupancy from 91.7% to 90.6% due to non-renewals but reversions positive at 3.0%. Singapore assets improving.
Demand remains muted as companies exercise caution but tenants also avoid relocation costs, leading to higher retention rates for AREIT. Electronics (29.3%) and Biomedical (34.0%) sectors main sources of demand in 1Q21.
Reiterate BUY. DDM TP (COE 6%) raised from S$3.64 to S$3.65. We adjust FY21e/22e DPU by -0.5%/0.8% to reflect acquisition of remaining stake in Galaxis and divestment of three Australian logistics assets. Forecast FY21e DPU growth of 9.2% as acquisitions and redevelopment/AEI start contributing. AREIT remains our top pick in the sector for its scale and diversification.