2013-02-15 08:11:00 -
Paris, February 15, 2013 - 8:00 a.m.
Cegereal - Annual Results
2012: New Momentum
* IFRS rental income: €38.6m (up 11.8%)
* Portfolio occupancy rate: 83% (up 18%)
* Portfolio value: €865m excluding transfer costs (up 1.3%)
* EPRA NNNAV: €35.7/share (up 4.4%)
* Dividend: €0.65 per share (to be recommended at the June 26 AGM)
+ extra dividend
2012 Business Performance:
* New leases signed on 22,200 sq.m. in Arcs de Seine
* €400m in refinancing arranged
* Borrowing costs cut by some 20%
* Go Green program launched
* New green lease signed with Crédit Foncier on 31,900 sq.m. in
Rives de Bercy
* Recurring income per share expected to rise by around 30%
* Increase in the dividend, with normal level expected to be
reached by 2014
Cegereal's Board of Directors met on February 14 to approve the audited
consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Raphaël Tréguier, Cegereal's Chief Executive Officer, said:
"As expected, 2012 was a busy year for Cegereal on both the financial and
business fronts. The Company reaped all the benefits of the preparatory work
carried out in 2011, which enabled it to meet its core objectives of marketing
Arcs de Seine, one of the outstanding office buildings in the Western Paris
suburbs, and refinancing its bank debt in full. In light of these developments,
Cegereal plans to significantly increase the payout to shareholders by raising
the dividend in each of the next two years."
Cegereal sets the standard in the ownership and management of modern, very large
office properties let over the long-term to first-class companies looking for
facilities that offer high value added amenities. Listed on NYSE Euronext since
2006, in compartment B, its market capitalization as of February 12, 2013
totaled €286 million.
* Significant improvement in the rental situation across the entire portfolio
Arcs de Seine: 22,200 sq.m. let under new leases and leases on additional space
In line with its roadmap, Cegereal pursued its assertive strategy to remarket
the renovated Arcs de Seine building.
Leases were signed with first-class tenants on a total of 22,200 square meters,
lifting the property's occupancy rate to 63% at December 31, 2012 from 12% at
the previous year-end:
* Canal Plus leased 10,450 square meters in 2012 for its D8, D17 and i>télé
* Hewlett Packard leased 5,200 square meters to house its Paris region
* Huawei Technologies signed a lease on 3,750 square meters.
* An additional 2,800 square meters were leased to Boursorama. A tenant in the
building for the last ten years, the company needed extra space and decided
to lease the entire first floor of building A.
Visits are being organized of the 16,000 square meters of offices that have yet
to be let and discussions are in progress with several potential tenants.
Rives de Bercy: lease on 31,900 sq.m. with Crédit Foncier renewed for 9 years
Crédit Foncier's signature in January of this year (ahead of schedule) of a new
9-year "green" lease extends its tenancy by seven years, attesting to the
satisfaction since it moved in back in 2003.
This triple net lease sets a new standard by including stringent undertakings by
the owner and the tenant to meet certain environmental targets. It is a
practical demonstration of Cegereal's commitment to improving environmental
performance embodied in the Go Green project.
Europlaza: delivery of the inter-company restaurant, ongoing improvements and
signature of a new lease
During last summer, the Europlaza inter-company restaurant was refurbished in a
project led by the Citti architecture firm that aimed to enhance the
restaurant's appeal and improve the dining experience.
The next step is to refurbish the shared meeting rooms. This project will be
carried out in stages as the rooms are heavily in demand, with completion
scheduled for the end of the year.
As of December 31, 2012, the property's occupancy rate stood at 92%, with
Yxime's decision to lease 1,295 square meters as from April 1 offsetting the
departure of SPSS.
* Launch of the Go Green program
As part of the strategy to enhance and lock in the value of the portfolio,
audits have been performed on all of the properties with a view to having their
environmental performance certified.
The Arcs de Seine property was awarded HQE Exploitation certification by
Certivéa on June 21 and preliminary technical audits were performed at Europlaza
and Rives de Bercy in the latter part of the year. The results of these
preliminary audits were promising and in-depth audits are now in progress in
order to draw up detailed specifications of the upgrade work required.
* A portfolio totaling over 130,000 sq.m., with an appraisal value of €865
million excluding transfer costs
The marketing programs and the measures to preserve the properties' value over
the long term have helped to lock in their appraisal values. At December
31, 2012, the portfolio's total appraisal value was estimated at €865 million
excluding transfer costs (€919 million including transfer costs), an increase of
1.3% compared with the year-earlier value.
The weighted average remaining life of the leases, as calculated at January
1, 2013 (and taking into account the new lease signed with Crédit Foncier in
January 2013), was 7.8 years. This was significantly longer than the 5.8 years
at the beginning of 2012, reflecting the many new leases signed during the year.
The portfolio's overall occupancy rate was 83% at December 31, 2012, up sharply
from 65% at the end of 2011.
IFRS FINANCIALS (consolidated)
* Improvement in the main indicators
* IFRS rental income up 11.8% to €38.6 million
* Operating income 2.2x at €37.6 million
* Net income sharply higher at €16.9 million
In 2012, rental income calculated in accordance with IFRS totaled €38.63
million, up 11.8% compared with 2011. Expense recoveries and penalties received
from tenants - reported under "Income from other services" - amounted to €8.77
million, an increase of 19.9% that reflected the arrival of new tenants, mainly
in the Arcs de Seine building.
Increased occupancy naturally drove up building-related costs, which amounted to
Operating income (before net financial expense) sharply increased to €37.56
million in 2012 from €16.91 million in 2011. Fair value adjustments for the year
to investment property represented a positive €9.38 million, illustrating the
Cash flows from operations were negatively impacted by non-recurring debt
refinancing costs in the amount of €9.38 million. They stood at €4.02 million
versus €8.38 million in 2011.
Net income was nonetheless sharply higher in 2012, at €16.86 million compared
with €0.24 million the previous year. EPRA earnings (which exclude fair value
adjustments to investment property) came in at €7.48 million.
* A robust financial position, with €400 million in financing arranged at a
sharply lower interest rate
In July 2012, Cegereal refinanced its debt falling due in March 2013, ending
2012 with a loan-to-value ratio of 46.2% in line with its objective of less than
The original €400 million loan was replaced by a new 5-year facility for the
same amount obtained from a pool of four banks.
The base rate (0.90%) was set in October 2012, allowing Cegereal to benefit from
historically low rates. Including the spread, the actual rate is 3.15% plus an
additional 0.25% applicable while the portfolio's overall occupancy rate is less
This new fixed rate is considerably less than the 4.15% paid on the original
In addition, the hard covenants are unchanged:
- LTV capped at 70%
- Interest cover of at least 1.5x.
Cegereal now has no bank debt falling due until August 2017.
* EPRA NNNAV up 4.4% at €35.7 per share
The Company's EPRA NNNAV excluding transfer costs rose by €19.41 million in
2012 to €476.28 million at the year-end, representing €35.7 per share versus
€34.2 at end-2011. The increase corresponds to earnings per share (+€0.4), fair
value adjustments to investment property (+€0.8), fair value adjustments to debt
(+€0.4) and other impacts (-€0.2).
* 2012 dividend : €0.65 per share + extra dividend
At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on June 26, the Board will recommend paying
a dividend of €0.65 per share. The dividend will be payable from July 18, 2013.
The Board also intends to propose paying an extra dividend for 2012, to be
approved at a later Shareholders' Meeting.
In 2013, Cegereal expects:
* recurring income per share to rise by around 30%,
* a gradual increase in the dividend with the aim of reaching a normal level
in 2014. The Board of Directors also intends to pay a dividend per share of
€1.50 for 2013.
The annual results presentation can be viewed on the Company's new website:
* May 16, 2013 First quarter revenue
* June 26, 2013 Annual Shareholders' Meeting
* July 18, 2013 : Dividend payment
* July 25, 2013 First half results
* November 14, 2013 Third quarter revenue
About Cegereal (NYSE Euronext Paris - Compartment B - CGR)
Cegereal is a REIT-style property company ("SIIC") that invests in very large
prime office properties. Its portfolio currently comprises three office
buildings located in the inner suburbs of Paris. The portfolio's appraisal
value, as estimated by independent valuers BNPP Real Estate as of December
31, 2012, was €865 million excluding transfer costs.
Aliénor Miens / + 33 1 53 32 84 77 / Raphaël
Tréguier / +33 1 42 25 76 36 / email@example.com
IFRS Income Statement (consolidated)
IFRS Balance Sheet (consolidated)
IFRS Statement of Cash Flows (consolidated)
French GAAP Income Statement
French GAAP Balance Sheet
French GAAP Statement of Cash Flows
 The Board also intends to propose paying an extra dividend for 2012, to be
approved at a later Shareholders' Meeting
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