Investa Office Fund (IOF)

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General Information
Company Name: Investa Office Fund
Stock Code: IOF
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Real Estate Investment Trusts
Market Cap ($M): 2,161
Equiv. Shares (M): 614

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 3.570 $ 3.520 $ 3.580 $ 3.500 $ 3.520 1,430,559 $ 0.050  1.420 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (3)
Recommendation Date: 12th Nov 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 4

Company Overview

Business Description:
The Investa Office Fund (IOF) has been formed by the stapling of the units in two Australian registered schemes, Armstrong Jones Office Fund and Prime Credit Property Trust. The principal activity of the Trusts is investment in real estate. IOF owns an internationally diversified portfolio of office properties, many leased to government and blue chip tenants.

Strategy Analysis:
IOF's main focus is exiting offshore markets and reinvesting in Australia. Most offshore assets have sold. Recent acquisitions include stakes in two high quality domestic properties, the Deutsche Bank building in Sydney and the Telstra Headquarters in Melbourne. IOF is also very focused on leasing up vacant and soon-to-expire space. This will be difficult in Europe and will require major incentives to attract tenants, which is preferable to having empty space. IOF generally looks to invest in CBD office buildings and intends selling non-core suburban offices. It has switched its strategy from increasing diversification by investing in overseas markets to now selling foreign assets and focusing on Australia. Investa Office Fund reported NPAT down 68.8% to $53.7m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $100.7m, up 9.7% from the same period last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was 8.7 cents compared to 26.2 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $71.1m compared to $76.2m last year. The interim dividend declared was 8.75 cents compared with 7.80 cents last year.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F 146.9 23.9 2.6 14.9 19.9 5.6 0.0
2015  F 143.2 23.3 1.9 15.3 19.1 5.4 0.0
2014  A 140.6 22.9 2.2 13.6 18.5 5.9 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
Charter Hall (CHC) $1,598 M 0.0648 0.0877 0.0724 18.2704 16.7973 15.6631 4.96 5.45 5.85
Dexus Property (DXS) $6,275 M -0.2674 0.0766 0.0146 14.5131 13.4799 13.2860 5.42 5.88 6.17
Goodman Gp (GMG) $9,460 M 0.0702 0.0752 0.0599 15.8064 14.7003 13.8690 3.82 4.12 4.42
Investa Office Fund (IOF) $2,118 M 0.4908 -0.3066 0.0335 10.2893 14.8387 14.3571 5.36 5.54 5.77
Novion Property (NVN) $6,314 M -0.0071 0.1070 0.0196 16.6533 15.0436 14.7541 6.57 6.66 6.76

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
IOF 1.33 12.0 1.05 10.00
Market 0.91 15.3 1.20 1.77
Sector 1.52 13.6 1.08 3.17

Name Position Start Date
Mr Campbell Hanan Alternate Director 01 July 2013
Mr Jonathan Callaghan Joint Company Secretary,Executive Director 20 October 2014
Mrs Deborah R Page Non-Executive Chairman 07 July 2011
Dr Peter Dodd Non-Executive Director 07 July 2011
Mr Scott MacDonald Non-Executive Director 07 July 2011
Mr Peter Rowe Non-Executive Director 07 July 2011

Name Position
Dorothy Mioduszewska Joint Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
42,890,350 (6.98%) Commonwealth Bank Group
47,919,414 (7.80%) Westpac Banking Corp/BT Investment Management Ltd
44,686,196 (7.28%) Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group INC
45,597,778 (7.43%) Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd

Calendar of Events
Date Event
18 September 2015 Report (Annual)
18 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
13 March 2015 Report (Interim)
19 February 2015 Report (Interim)
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