You are currently viewing our site as a guest, which gives you limited access to our site features. By signing up for a free membership, you will receive our Investment Opportunity newsletters and have access to additional features for finding and comparing managed funds and shares. Registration is fast and simple, so please:
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 wonâ€™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.
Nick Swales, Regional Director, Newcastle Office, Rathbones 27/10/2014 |
â€śIf you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.â€ť Sir John Templeton.
Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) 20/10/2014 |
Today, Australian investors will not have to go it alone buying stocks as they did for much of last week. Bargain hunters this morning will be supported by the morale boosting encouragement of a 3% turnaround in the German Dax and a 264 point rally in the Dow Jones.
Carl Richards, director of investor education at the BAM Alliance 17/10/2014 |
â€śAs odd as it may sound, the sooner you start treating your investments like you treat life, the happier youâ€™ll be with the outcome.â€ť
William H. Gross, Janus Capital Group 16/10/2014 |
â€śFinancial markets are artificially priced. In the bond market, there is nothing normal about a three year German Bund yielding â€śminusâ€ť 10 basis points.â€ť
CMC Markets 8/10/2014 |
Share market indices around the globe are breaking down. While analysts cast around for reasons, itâ€™s clear that a time factor is in play. Simply put, many investors â€śfeelâ€ť a correction is overdue. How low could it go?
IMPORTANT: This information has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and you should consider if the information is appropriate for you before making an investment decision. Neither InvestSMART Financial Services Pty Ltd nor any of its Related Companies make any recommendations as to the merits of any investment opportunity referred to in its emails or its related websites. Product disclosure statements for financial products offered through InvestSMART can be downloaded from this website or obtained by contacting 1300 880 160. You should consider the product disclosure statement before making a decision about the product. All indications of performance returns are historical and can not be relied upon as an indicator for future performance.