Hektar REIT 2021 Performance: Weathering the Challenges – Press Release

– Achieved Revenue of RM96.6 million & Net Property Income of RM47 million
– DPU of 2.53 sen, up 181%
– Signs of recovery weighed by Omicron surge
– Stepping up on sustainability measures & 3-star ESG rating by FTSE Russell

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Hektar Asset Management Sdn. Bhd., the Manager of Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust (“Hektar REIT”), today announced Hektar REIT’s annual results for the financial year ended 31 December 2021 (“FY2021”) with revenue at RM96.60 million in FY2021, down by 13.1% compared to the same period in the preceding year. Property Operating Expenses reduced by RM8.59 million or savings of 14.8% compared to the previous year. Net Property Income (NPI) was reported at RM47.02 million, a decline of 11.2% compared with 2020. FY21 was a challenging year for the retail sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic and implementation of various Movement Control Orders, National Recovery Plan, mobility restrictions & closure of non-essential businesses for an extended period. Despite these challenges to the malls, the REIT managed to attract new & secured existing tenants covering 39.2% of Hektar REIT’s Net Lettable Area (“NLA”) in FY21.

For the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2021 (“4Q 2021”), Hektar REIT recorded revenue of RM24.98 million, which is 16.2% lower compared to the same quarter of the preceding year. Property Operating Expenses reduced by RM4.86 million or savings of 27.9% compared to the same quarter in the previous year. Hektar REIT registered net property income of RM12.38 million for the quarter under review, which is a slight increase of 0.2% compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year, while realised income for 4Q 2021 was 185.5% higher at RM3.21 million compared to the RM1.12 million recorded in 4Q 2020.

The Manager noted that there are signs of recovery supported by the gradual reopening of the economy and it can also be seen in the steady rise in visitor footfall since the relaxation of…