BWP Trust (BWP)

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General Information
Company Name: BWP Trust
Stock Code: BWP
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Real Estate Investment Trusts
Market Cap ($M): 1,574
Equiv. Shares (M): 640

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 2.460 $ 2.470 $ 2.495 $ 2.460 $ 2.480 2,080,137 $ -0.020  -0.806 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Strong Sell (4.75)
Recommendation Date: 18th Sep 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 4

Company Overview

Business Description:
BWP Trust (BWP) is a listed managed investment scheme which invests in commercial real estate throughout Australia. The majority of its properties are Bunnings Warehouse properties tenanted by Bunnings Group Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wesfarmers Limited. The BWP Trust is managed by unlisted responsible entity, BWP Management Limited.

Strategy Analysis:
Being the only trust solely focusing on the bulky goods retail sub-sector, BWP seeks to provide unitholders with a secure, growing income stream underpinned by long term inflation linked leases. Properties are simple, requiring little maintenance capex. Tenant led development/extensions often occur as leases roll over. Management is becoming more active with increasing acquisitions and divestments to diversify and refine the portfolio towards higher growth areas. Exposure to non-Wesfarmers related tenants will increase, though new tenants won’t exceed 20% of income. BWP Trust reported NPAT up 52.8% to $48.83m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $54.0m, up 9.3% from the same period last year. The increase in revenues was mainly due to growth of the property portfolio during or since the corresponding period - from acquisitions and improvements to investment properties (adding approximately $3.2m) and rent reviews (adding approximately $1.5m). Basic and Diluted EPS was 9.2 cents compared to 6.15 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $36.87m compared to $34.92m last year. The interim dividend declared was 7.00 cents compared with 6.63 cents last year. Property income for the second half of 2012/13 will include a full six months rental income the Bunnings Warehouse-anchored homemaker centre in Gladstone, Qld, acquired in September 2012.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F 101.9 15.8 2.0 15.5 15.8 6.4 0.0
2015  F 99.1 15.5 3.2 15.9 15.5 6.3 0.0
2014  A 92.0 15.0 5.5 15.7 14.7 6.2 0.0
Source: Morningstar analyst estimates.

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F
BWP Trust (BWP) $1,587 M -0.2727 0.0326 0.0206 16.5223 16.0000 15.6764 5.93 6.25 6.38
CFS Retail Property Trust (CFX) $6,162 M -0.0071 0.1126 0.0181 16.2510 14.6059 14.3466 6.73 6.83 6.96
Dexus Property (DXS) $6,085 M -0.2670 0.0766 0.0140 14.0704 13.0688 12.8884 5.59 6.07 6.40
Goodman Gp (GMG) $9,006 M 0.0702 0.0732 0.0652 15.0481 14.0217 13.1633 4.01 4.32 4.58
Investa Office Fund (IOF) $2,082 M 0.4908 -0.3066 0.0335 10.1103 14.5806 14.1074 5.46 5.64 5.88

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
BWP 1.25 16.3 1.19 6.11
Market 0.94 15.7 1.29 1.73
Sector 1.45 13.0 1.04 3.61

Name Position Start Date
Mr Michael James Wedgwood Managing Director 24 February 2014
Mr John Ambrose Austin Non-Executive Chairman 10 September 2004
Mr Anthony (Tony) John Howarth Non-Executive Director 01 October 2012
Ms Fiona Elizabeth Harris Non-Executive Director 01 October 2012
Mr John King Atkins Non-Executive Director 01 April 2014
Rick Higgins Non-Executive Director 05 December 2007

Name Position
Karen Lange Company Secretary
Grant W Gernhoefer General Manager

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
130,712,708 (24.31%) Wesfarmers Group

Calendar of Events
Date Event
06 August 2015 Report (Annual)
06 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
11 February 2015 Report (Interim)
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