Author: VALUE INVEST ASIA

Is Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust or Mapletree Commercial Trust a Better Investment?

Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (Suntec REIT) and Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) share quite a few similarities between them. They are both major REIT with a large market capitalisation of around $4.7 billion – so big that they occupy the two spots of Straits Times Index reserve list. Both are hybrid REIT that owns major shopping malls other types of real estate assets including office and business parks. As close industry peers, it makes an interesting case to compare and contrast their businesses in a bid to determine which is a better-quality company. Let’s take a closer look in this...

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How Should We Evaluate Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd?

As at 1 December 2018, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC) is trading at S$ 11.26 a share, close to its lowest over the last 12 months. Source: Google Finance So, is this a good time to invest in OCBC? Or, should an investment in OCBC be dismissed today? In this article, I will revisit its fundamentals, bring an update on its latest result, and introduce a few valuation metrics to assess OCBC as an investment. Hence, here are 5 things to know about OCBC before you invest. #1: Asset Quality Personally, I will start evaluating a bank stock by...

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#9 The Asian Mavericks – Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai (Top Glove Corp)

[embedded content]WatchListen This is an exclusive interview with one of the most prominent businessmen in Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai.Tan Sri Dr. Lim is the co-founder of Top Glove Corporation, the largest glove manufacturer in the world.We sat down with him to understand how he started Top Glove from just a small factory and grew it into a business that produced more than 60 billion gloves a year. Top Glove Corporation has also been one of the best-performing stocks on the Bursa Malaysia, generating more than 700% return for investors over the past decade. A wonderful story,...

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Here’s Why Bursa Malaysia Has Been A Better Investment Than Singapore Exchange Limited?

Listed in 2005, Bursa Malaysia Bhd (BMB) has established itself to be one of the largest bourses in Southeast Asia. Its business model and function is similar to Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX), listed in Singapore. But, despite BMB being the smaller of the two, BMB has delivered better returns to its shareholders as compared to the SGX over the past 5 years. For instance, let us use January 2014 as our point of investment. For every RM 100,000 invested into: BMB: – The value of your shareholdings would grow to RM 129,725. – You would receive RM 32,294 in...

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How To Build A Sustainable Portfolio

This Article was first published on 30th Sept 2018 on our Asia-In-Focus Newsletter. To get the latest newsletters, click here. Asia-In-Focus Sept 2018 HOW TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE PORTFOLIO I hate to break it to you but we have all been brainwashed when it comes to investing. Although most finance professionals try to drill in the idea to us that investing is hard and should be left only to the “professionals”, that is far away from the truth.In fact, investing can be simple. And that is the way how we should keep it. In order to have a sustainable and successful...

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CapitaLand Commercial Trust Has Great Assets But…

Listed in May 2004, CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) has established itself to be the largest commercial REIT listed on the SGX. As at 30 September 2018, the REIT derives income from a portfolio of 10 commercial properties worth a total of S$ 11.1 billion. Presently, it remains one of the 30 constituents of the SGX. In this article, I’ll bring you its latest financial results, growth opportunities, and valuation metrics to assess CCT’s investment potential at its current unit price. #1: Annual Financial Results CCT has achieved consistent growth in distributable income for the last 6 years. It increased...

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Why Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust Is Now In My Watchlist

Last month, I had a Facebook Live Session with Stanley where I had shared two REITs that I had invested lately. One of the REITs is Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust (FLT). In the midst of the session, there was a question asked by a listener to compare FLT with Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust. To be honest, I find both REITs have their investment merits and my decision to go with FLT is more of a ‘preference’. I still keep Ascendas REIT in my watch list, waiting for a good time to acquire some myself – if the...

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Creating The Ultimate Dividend Machine

Back on 15th November 2018, we sat This month we talked with my co-founder, Willie Keng, CFA Willie has spent his career in the financial sector as a fixed income specialist. We sit down to discuss more about how to build a dividend portfolio with him. Our FB Live Program is sponsored FSMOne.com FSMone is one of the lowest cost brokerage in Singapore, where commission is as low as just SGD10.00 per trade. Check our FSMOne.com for more information. Willie will also be holding a 2-hour workshop on the 3rd Dec 2018 in Singapore to further explain some of...

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3 Reasons Why I Think First Real Estate Investment Trust Is A Bargain

We have gotten several queries from our readers regarding First Real Estate Investment Trust’s (FREIT) unexpected correction recently, where the stock plunged to S$0.96/share at one point, down 18% in a day. The sharp decline seems to be linked to the Fitch’s downgrade of PT Lippo Karawaci (LPKR) to CCC+ (down from B) on 5 Nov 2018. Lippo Karawaci is the sponsor and main master tenant of First REIT’s properties. The knee jerk correction is probably due to concerns over LPKR’s liquidity issues and recent allegations of its corruption case pertaining to the Meikarta Project. LPKR’s liquidity is indeed tight,...

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Is DBS Group Holdings Worth Investing In Now?

DBS Group Holdings Ltd (DBS) is not only the largest local company listed on the Singapore Exchange, but it is also the largest Singapore and South East Asia bank by asset, amounting to $541 billion as of 30 Sept 2018. As a major financial firm injecting liquidity via corporate loans and housing loans into the monetary system, its earnings performance can be viewed as a bellwether of Singapore’s economic performance. With that, let’s take a look at DBS key earnings figure in its latest quarterly results announcements for further clues. Income and Net Profit In 3Q 2018, DBS recorded...

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Is It Time To Invest In ParkwayLife REIT?

As at 13 November 2018, ParkwayLife REIT (PLife REIT) is trading at S$ 2.61 an unit, the lowest price since it has risen to a high of S$ 3.00 in January 2018.     Source: Google Finance You may ask: How anyone could have avoided buying units of PLife REIT at S$ 3.00 in January 2018?  Is S$ 2.61 an unit now a good price point to invest in PLife REIT? Like always, I believe investors should not just invest based solely on looking at stock prices. It is likened to one who buys fish in the wet market just...

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#8 The Asian Mavericks – Althea Lim (Gushcloud International)

This Month, we sat down with Althea Lim, the co-founder of Gushcloud International, an influencer marketing agency. Before Gushcloud, Althea has already been a successful business leader, having founded multiple successful companies.We sat down with her to discuss where her drive and creativity come from. We also discuss some of her challenges and failures along the way.Hope you enjoy it. *Full transcript available to VIA Club Members only. To find out more about VIA Club, please click here. Thank you to our Sponsor FSMOne.com for ensuring we can hold this event in a sustainable manner. FSMOne is now one of the lowest...

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First Ever Facebook Face-Off: Xiaomi Corp Vs Vicom Limited

Hi all, we have held our first ever Facebook Face-off back in Oct 2018 for our VIA Club Members! It is an experimental program we are trying out where our team with pitch 2 stocks during the show and fight it out among ourselves. It was held in our Club Members Facebook Group and members have been very interactive with us. We hope it was enjoyable for all of you. Do let us know your feedback on the show and how we can make it better as we are still Beta-testing it. Here is the show. [embedded content] Transcript...

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Can Genting Malaysia Bhd Survive The New Casino Duties?

On 2 November 2018, Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has announced a revision in annual casino license fees from RM 120 million to RM 150 million and a rise of 10% in casino duties from 25% to 35% starting on 1 January 2019. Subsequently, Genting Malaysia Bhd has experienced a straight tumble in stock price from RM 5.55 to RM 3.58 presently, a 35.5% fall in just a few days. Source: Yahoo! Finance Here, I would like to answer two questions: How to avoid buying shares of Genting Malaysia at RM 5.50 – RM 6.00 recorded throughout 2017...

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Is Mapletree Logistics Trust Worth Investing In Now?

In December 2016, I bought units of Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) and have treated them as my own ‘Christmas Present’. At that time, MLT was trading at S$ 1.00 an unit, a 20% fall from S$ 1.24 an unit in April 2015. Source: Google Finance I remembered, prior to my purchase, I did my due diligence on MLT and found myself clueless as to why its stock price fell 20% in 20 months when it is a REIT that delivers consistent growth in sales, profits, and distribution per unit (DPU) since its listing and fortunately, until today as I...

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