2019 pre-tax profits expected to soar to more than CHF 100 million – Launch of a EUR 250 million corporate bond
-> Earnings before taxes in the fiscal year 2019 expected to increase to more than CHF 100 million, an increase of 75 percent year-on-year
-> Peach Property Group’s share capital has improved substantially with the conversion of CHF 27.8 million of the hybrid warrant bond (approx. 50% of the amount outstanding under the bond) into shares
-> In the medium term, actual rental income targeted to increase to CHF 60 million due to the integration of the new portfolio
-> Launch of a corporate bond for EUR 250 million with a three and a quarter-year term
-> NAV (market value) per share expected to exceed CHF 40.00 by year-end 2019
Peach Property Group, an investor specializing in the management of residential property in Germany, is expecting an increase in its pre-tax profits to more than CHF 100 million for the fiscal year 2019, significantly exceeding expectations. Compared to the previous year’s pre-tax-profits of CHF 56.9 million this equals an increase of approximately 75 percent. As a result of the acquisition of 3,650 apartments in Germany, as announced in September 2019, Peach Property Group’s residential portfolio will increase to approximately 12,450 apartments with a total market value of CHF 1.1 billion, an increase of more than 40 percent compared to year-end 2018. Accordingly, actual rental income is expected to also significantly increase to around CHF 60 million in the medium term.
The acquisition will be financed through a mixture of debt and equity in line with Peach Property Group’s financing strategy to maintain strong growth and solid capitalization. On the equity side, the key element consists of the conversion of CHF 27.8 million of the 3% hybrid warrant bond (PEA22, ISIN CH0381952255) – alongside the issuance of a subordinated mandatory convertible bond with a volume of CHF 5.4 million subscribed by Kreissparkasse Biberach. The number of outstanding shares of Peach Property Group AG will thus increase by approximately one million to a new total of around 6.6 million shares.
On the debt side, Peach Property Group is launching today a EUR 250 million unsecured corporate bond. The bond has a term of three and one quarter years and is to be placed with institutional investors in Europe and qualified institutional buyers in the United States. Interest will be set through a bookbuilding process.
Peach Property expects to finance the acquisition fully through these debt and equity arrangements and, post-acquisition, expects the net asset value (NAV market value) per share to increase to more than CHF 40.00 by year-end 2019.
Peach Property Group is continuing to focus on further developing its investment portfolio to create value, optimizing its rental levels and expanding its tenant services to include the management of all the apartments in its portfolio with its own, tenant-centered portfolio management. For example, new Peach Points are planned to be opened in Gelsenkirchen and Erkrath, and staff levels are to be increased at the existing tenant stores in Kaiserslautern, Oberhausen and Bielefeld.
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About Peach Property Group AG
Peach Property Group is a property investor and developer focused on investments in Germany. The Group stands for long time experience, competence and quality. Innovative solutions for modern housing needs, strong partnerships and a wide value chain complete the profile of the Group. The portfolio consists of an increasing number of high yield investment properties, typically in B-cities in close reach to metropolitan areas. In addition, the Group develops properties for its own portfolio or for the sale as condominium. Developments for sale focus on A-locations and encompass attractive architecture and high level furnishing for an international clientele. The business activities of the Group cover the entire value chain, from property acquisition and site selection to active asset management and finally to the sale or lease of properties.
Peach Property Group AG is headquartered in Zurich and has its German Group headquarters in Cologne. Peach Property Group AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (PEAN, ISIN CH0118530366). Its Board of Directors consists of Reto Garzetti (Chairman), Peter Bodmer, Dr. Christian De Prati and Kurt Hardt.
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