Nobel REIT still growing

MONTREAL, March 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - (TSXV: NEL.UN) The Nobel Real Estate Investment Trust (« Nobel REIT ») announces the filing of its interim consolidated financial statements and its management discussion and analysis report for the year ended December 31, 2016.

According to the President and Chief Executive of Nobel REIT, Jean Teasdale, "We still adhere to our growth plan despite difficulties on the capital markets; taking into account Nobel's proportionate share in its joint ventures, we have increased the value of our investment properties by 10% since last year. The most significant increases, however, are on the income side; still taking into account Nobel's proportionate share of its joint ventures, revenues increased by 45%, net operating income is up by 40%, while growth in net income before changes in fair values amounts to 36% compared to the previous year. Finally, adjusted funds from operations, better known as "AFFO", are up 35% for properties held directly by Nobel REIT. It is with this momentum that we plan to complete our merger with Edgefront REIT on or about April 3, 2017, and continue our combined operations under the name of Nexus REIT. We are confident that our unitholders will benefit from the value creation opportunities that will be realized through a broader and more diversified asset portfolio".

Highlights and selected financial information

The following tables show highlights and selected financial information for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 





As at December 31

As at December 31


2016

2015


$

$

Financial position (1)



Investment properties

117,153,461

106,762,966

Total assets

117,883,916

110,030,543

Mortgage loans payable

76,025,314

67,592,154

Non-current liability

58,122,122

63,957,243

Unitholders' equity

42,633,438

39,889,486




Management discussion and analysis



Number of investment properties (2)

16

16

Gross leasable area, in square feet (2)

869,792

763,729

Occupancy rate (3)

95.8%

97.1%

Mortgage debt ratio

60.3%

61.7%

(1) Including Nobel REIT's proportionate share of joint ventures

(2) Including the investment property held through joint ventures

(3) Excluding the office building currently under re-development





Quarter ended

Quarter ended


December 31, 2016

December 31, 2015


$

$

Comprehensive income (1)



Rental revenues from properties

3,369,710

3,195,009

Net operating income

1,984,854

1,828,912

Net income before changes in fair values

532,646

768,977




Management discussion and analysis



Funds from operations

534,944

803,032

Adjusted funds from operations  (« AFFO »)

535,786

804,985

(1) Including Nobel REIT's proportionate share of revenues and charges of its joint ventures





Year ended

Year ended


December 31, 2016

December 31, 2015


$

$

Comprehensive income (1)



Rental revenues from properties

13,052,905

9,020,305

Net operating income

7,942,605

5,663,827

Net income before changes in fair values

3,256,776

2,399,959




Management discussion and analysis



Funds from operations

3,320,758

2,457,938

Adjusted funds from operations  (« AFFO »)

3,331,903

2,465,748

(1) Including Nobel REIT's proportionate share of revenues and charges of its joint ventures

 

The consolidated financial statements of Nobel REIT, which were prepared in accordance with IFRS, and the management discussion and analysis report for the year ended on December 31, 2016 have been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Nobel REIT

Nobel REIT is an unincorporated open-ended real estate investment trust governed by the laws of the Province of Québec. Nobel REIT has been created for the purpose of acquiring and owning income producing properties. The REIT focuses on acquiring commercial retail, mixed-used retail, industrial and office properties in the primary markets in the Province of Québec and Canada. Nobel REIT currently owns, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, sixteen properties located in Québec, comprising more than 869,000 square feet of gross leasable area.

Disclaimer – Safe Harbour Forward–Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance and achievements of Nobel REIT to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the said forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

SOURCE Nobel Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information: Louis Lemire, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer, Nobel Real Estate Investment Trust, 2045 Stanley, Suite 1200, Montreal, QC, H3A 2V4, Tel. : 514-840-9339

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