Astro Japan Property Group (AJA)

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General Information
Company Name: Astro Japan Property Group
Stock Code: AJA
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Real Estate Investment Trusts
Market Cap ($M): 336
Equiv. Shares (M): 66

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 5.100 $ 5.000 $ 5.110 $ 5.000 $ 5.090 78,835 $ 0.010  0.196 %

Company Overview

Business Description:
Astro Japan Property Group (AJA) is a diversified property trust focused on investing in the Japanese real estate market. The portfolio includes 34 retail, office and residential properties located primarily in Tokyo. AJA is a stapled entity comprising Astro Japan Property Trust and Astro Japan Property Group Limited. The Spring Investment Co. Ltd undertakes asset management services within Japan.

Strategy Analysis:
Key strategy for management is generating sustainable earnings growth through active asset management and prudent capital management. With no short-term financing risk, a well located, diversified property portfolio, the Company is well positioned to capitalize on future opportunities as they arise. Astro Japan Property Group reported NPAT of $799,000 for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenue from ordinary activities were $52.13m, down 8.4% from last year. Basic and Diluted EPS were 0.41 cents compared to (29.65) cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $7.37m compared to $18.52m last year. The interim dividend declared was 7.5 cents, compared with 10 cents last year.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2014  A 282.6 417.9 NaN 0.9 20.0 5.5 --
2013  A 13.2 20.8 -- 15.6 17.5 5.4 --
2012  A -44.2 -75.7 -- 0.0 15.0 6.3 --
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES estimates

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F
Astro Japan Property Group (AJA) $335 M 19.1300 -- -- 1.2180 -- -- 3.93 -- --
Dexus Property (DXS) $6,954 M -0.2674 0.0618 0.0345 16.0838 15.1479 14.6425 4.89 5.32 5.60
Goodman Gp (GMG) $11,377 M 0.0702 0.0752 0.0784 18.9268 17.6024 16.3229 3.19 3.41 3.69
Investa Office Fund (IOF) $2,413 M 0.4908 -0.3045 0.0326 11.7208 16.8525 16.3206 4.71 4.91 5.08
Novion Property (NVN) $7,785 M -0.0071 0.1070 0.0196 20.3540 18.3866 18.0328 5.38 5.45 5.56

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
AJA -- 1.22 0.85 --
Market 0.91 16.4 1.30 2.38
Sector 1.45 15.4 1.21 2.62

Name Position Start Date
Mr John Lester Pettigrew Chief Financial Officer,Executive Director,Joint Company Secretary 19 February 2005
Mr Fergus Allan McDonald Non-Executive Chairman 19 February 2005
Mr Douglas Mortimer Clemson Non-Executive Director 31 December 2011
Ms Kathryn (Kate) Jane McCann Non-Executive Director 31 December 2011

Name Position
Rohan Purdy General Counsel,Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
5,944,631 (8.84%) Eric Lucas
5,128,154 (7.63%) Principal Financial Group Ltd
5,307,688 (7.90%) Renaissance Property Securities Pty Ltd
4,063,043 (6.04%) Commonwealth Bank of Australia
25,915,738 (5.10%) Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd

Calendar of Events
Date Event
18 February 2016 Report (Interim)
22 September 2015 Report (Annual)
26 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
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