專門投資Data Centre的Keppel DC Reits
筆者發現這隻新加坡上市的Keppel DC Reits (AJBU)幾特別，是亞太區第一隻專注投資於Data Centre(數據中心)的房地產投資信託基金。它的領域包括主機託管，設施齊全的周邊和核心裝置。公司13個data centre均位中心樞紐。如Gore Hill Data Centre，S25；T25；Citadel100 Data Centre；iseek Data Centre；GV7 Data Centre，Basis Bay和Almere Data Centre。資產主要位於澳洲，英國，德國，意大利，馬來西亞，新加坡和愛爾蘭。
OCBC Investment Research has reiterated a ‘Buy’ rating on Singapore-listed Keppel DC REIT, citing growth potential in the demand for data centre properties.
This demand is underpinned by expected increases in data creation, and outsourcing, said the bank in an investment report on 3 April.
Citing figures from information consulting company BroadGroup, OCBC noted that this demand is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of between 4.7% to 14.7% in key cities that Keppel DC REIT is exposed to from 2016 to 2021.
In addition, OCBC also looks upon favourable on Keppel DC REIT’s weighted average lease expiry (WALE) of 6.9 years, making it one of the most defensive REITs in Singapore, the firm opined.
“Based on our forecasts, [Keppel DC REIT] is offering distribution yields of 6.1% and 6.3% for FY17F and FY18F, which is attractive relative to its peers’ Bloomberg consensus average yield of 3.8% and 4.1%, respectively”, said OCBC.
The bank has maintained a fair value estimate of SGD1.39 on the data centre REIT.