Macquarie Securities analyst Stuart McLean claimed the decline in FFO about the period was driven by the ongoing wind-down of the group’s non-main progress operations, its greater share depend following a dividend reinvestment prepare issuance and the December 2020 equity raise.
Approximately 90 for every cent of the ASX-outlined $2.1 billion fund’s assets are business office and self storage investments.
Abacus main executive Steven Sewell explained more than the system of the pandemic-hit to start with fifty percent, the team deployed $205 million of money into its crucial sectors of business office and self storage.
This was achieved by means of a series of acquisitions and joint ventures and funded from a blend of credit card debt and divestment of non-main assets like 201 Elizabeth Avenue in Sydney, in which the ultimate tranche settled for $202 million to a Constitution Hall guide consortium.
Abacus repaid $48 million of residential land and home loans throughout the interval. Abacus carries on to cut down its exposure to non-main legacy investments, specially residential land and home loans.
Abacus has entered into a joint venture with Walker Company to enhancement and very own 710 Collins Street in Melbourne’s Docklands.
“Realisation of non-main property, alongside one another with the cash raised from the entitlement supply presents significant acquisition capacity, guaranteeing Abacus will be in a solid position to proceed to get gain of alternatives in our critical sectors of place of work and self storage,” Mr Sewell explained.
The team did not situation entire calendar year direction. Interim distribution for each stability was 8.5¢ down 10.1 for each cent on the prior time period. It will be compensated on February 26.