2019 was a year of sustained rental growth, record high property management earnings, declining yield requirements and higher property values. The year ended on a high with net lettings of SEK 55m in the fourth quarter following significant lettings to TietoEvry and Arbetsmiljöverket.
- Rental income increased to SEK 2,856m (2,517). In an identical portfolio, rental income rose slightly more than 14 per cent (10).
- Net operating income increased to SEK 2,144m (1,875). In an identical portfolio, net operating income rose by 16 per cent (13).
- The surplus ratio was 75 per cent (74).
- Profit from property management rose by 23 per cent to SEK 1,532m (1,246).
- Realised and unrealised changes in the value of properties amounted to SEK 5,743m (7,838).
- Net lettings in the fourth quarter totalled SEK 55m (7). Net lettings for the full year totalled SEK −37m (159).
- Profit after tax for the year was SEK 6,006m (7,699), corresponding to earnings per share of SEK 18.16 (23.28).
- The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 3.20 per share (SEK 2.65 per share) to be paid on two occasions in April and October respectively, each of SEK 1.60 per share.
- “Overall, 2019 was yet another good year for Fabege; property management earnings increased by an impressive 23 per cent, while our long-term net asset value (EPRA NAV) rose by 16 per cent to SEK 145 per share. We are seeing a persistently strong rental market and believe that average rents in Stockholm will continue to rise. Demand for acquisitions of properties in Stockholm also remains strong in both Sweden and internationally. I am confident that we will see transactions at new, record levels for individual areas. We have a robust balance sheet, which is important for implementing and leveraging opportunities in our existing portfolio and in the projects we work with and, given the right conditions, considering bolt-on acquisitions and withstanding potential fluctuations in the market”, says Stefan Dahlbo, CEO.
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Presentation of the report
Stefan Dahlbo, CEO, and Åsa Bergström, CFO, will be presenting the report at 2:00 pm today at Operaterrassen in Stockholm. Registration via this link. The presentation can also be followed via webcast. A telephone conference in English will be held at 11:00 am. Follow via webcast or using the following phone numbers:
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Fabege is a property company that focuses on urban development and commercial properties. We work with strategic partners to develop attractive and sustainable city districts with modern offices, residential units and a wide range of services. We adopt a long-term perspective and approach to ownership, and we are passionate about creating the right conditions for everyone who lives, works and spends time in our areas. We have a presence in a select number of fast-growing submarkets in the Stockholm area. The Fabege share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, in the Large Cap segment. For further information, please visit us at www.fabege.se