BWP -2.20%: The property trust was out with their full year result today and it was very much business as usual. Attributable profit was inline at $117.5m (v$116m exp), dividend of 18.3c inline, gearing low at 17.7%, property values up marginally however it continues to trade at a ~25% premium to the value of its assets (NTA of $3.29).
BWP Trust (the Trust) is an Australia-based real estate investment trust, which is engaged in investing in and managing commercial properties throughout Australia. The Trust aims to provide unitholders with a secure and growing income stream and long-term capital growth. The Majority of the Trust's properties are large format retailing properties, in particular, Bunnings Warehouses, leased to Bunnings Group Limited (Bunnings). Bunnings is a retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand, and a supplier to project builders, commercial trades people, and the housing industry. The Trust is the owner of Bunnings Warehouse sites in Australia, with a portfolio of approximately 65 stores. Seven of the properties have adjacent retail showrooms that the Trust owns and are leased to other tenants. The Trust also owns about six large format retail showrooms and has three vacant properties. The Trust owns approximately 74 investment properties.
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