DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG: DEMIRE: 2015 grown to a new dimension
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DEMIRE: 2015 grown to a new dimension
- Real estate holdings nearly triple in 2015
- Profit from the rental of real estate rises tenfold
- Earnings affected by acquisition costs
- Substantial improvement in LTV, EPRA NAV significantly higher
- Positive outlook for 2016
Frankfurt/Main, May 19, 2016 - DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG today published its complete and audited financial statements for the 2015 fiscal year. 2015 was a year dominated by growth - in part through direct investments in individual properties and commercial real estate portfolios, in part through the acquisition of a majority interest in Fair Value REIT-AG. These investments almost tripled the value of the real estate portfolio to a total of EUR 928.1 million (previous year: EUR 333.1 million).
Profit from the rental of real estate rises tenfold
Earnings affected by acquisition costs
The financial result ended the year at an expense of EUR 25.7 million (previous year: expense of EUR 2.3 million) reflecting the higher interest expenses from the increase in financial liabilities related to the acquisitions. This led to a net profit for the period of EUR 28.9 million, or well short of the previous year's level of EUR 45.7 million.
"In 2015, growth clearly took priority over income," said Hon. Andreas Steyer, CEO of DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG. "This will certainly change in the future now that DEMIRE's property holdings have reached a sum of contracted annual net rental income, excluding utilities, of EUR 72 million at the end of 2015 - a roughly eighteenfold increase over the level of net rental income in 2014. There is no better illustration of the new dimension our Company has grown into in 2015. We are now one of the leading listed companies in our industry in terms of revenue and portfolio value".
Substantial improvement in LTV
EPRA NAV significantly higher
Positive outlook for 2016
The 2015 Annual Report with the complete IFRS consolidated financial statements for DEMIRE AG and the annual financial statements according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) are available on the company's website at www.demire.ag under the Investor Relations section.
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About DEMIRE - First in secondary locations
DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG has commercial real estate holdings in mid-sized cities and up and coming areas bordering German metropolitan areas. The Company's special strength lies in these secondary locations - the first in secondary locations - and focuses on property offers that are particularly attractive for medium-sized companies. DEMIRE has grown rapidly in recent years from its purchase of individual commercial properties and portfolios and through its acquisition of companies. At the end of the 2015 fiscal year, DEMIRE's real estate portfolio contained 181 properties with rental space of 1.1 million square metres and a fair value of almost one billion euros.
The portfolio's focus on office, retail and logistic properties results in a risk structure that DEMIRE believes is reasonable for the commercial real estate segment. The Company places importance on long-term contracts with solvent tenants and, therefore, anticipates stable and sustainable rental income.
DEMIRE aims to maintain its corporate organisation as lean as possible, although it still believes that economies of scale and portfolio optimisation are best achieved by having its own in-house asset, property and facility management. This safeguards the Company's business expertise and, equally important, allows the Company to maintain direct contact with the customer.
The shares of DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG are listed in the regulated market (General Standard Segment) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
|Company:||DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG|
|Lyoner Straße 32|
|60528 Frankfurt am Main|
|Phone:||+49 (0)69 / 719 189 79 0|
|Fax:||+49 (0)69 / 719 189 79 11|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (General Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Stuttgart|
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