Scentre Group posts $4.2 billion profit over 2017

Scentre Group posts $4.2 billion profit over 2017
Scentre Group posts $4.2 billion profit over 2017

Scentre Group announced its results for the 12 months to 31 December 2017, delivering a profit of $4.2 billion, including property revaluations of $3.2 billion.

The Group’s CEO, Peter Allen, said the company are very pleased that their strategy to create extraordinary places people want to visit has enabled the Group to continue to deliver strong results.

"This focus on evolving our living centres is accelerating consumer appetite for world-class shopping and social destinations and driving strong demand for our high-quality space within each of our 39 unique markets.

"Our investment in creating exceptional experiences at every touch point continues to drive income growth and long-term sustainable returns.  We remain focused on achieving a diverse and engaging product mix, connecting customers and retailers across our portfolio.”

Scentre Group commenced over $1.1 billion of developments including projects at Westfield Carousel in Perth, Westfield Plenty Valley in Melbourne, Westfield Kotara in Newcastle and Westfield Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

The Group recently announced the NZ$790 million redevelopment of Westfield Newmarket, which will create a world class retail and lifestyle destination unparalleled in the New Zealand market.

The redevelopment will feature the first David Jones in Auckland, a new Farmers department store and Countdown supermarket, which will both bring their newest format stores to the project. A new Event Cinemas complex will offer both V-Max and Gold Class, and a rooftop lifestyle, dining and entertainment precinct will encompass some of the country’s finest food and beverage operators in an outdoor space that will complement and enhance the local scene.

The completed project will become the flagship for the Group’s New Zealand portfolio, as well as one of the country’s best retail centres, with more than 230 new specialty stores that will include premium fashion, food, technology, lifestyle and entertainment. The centre will have a gross lettable area of 88,150 square metres and is due for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.

During the year Scentre Group proactively curated the retail product mix across the portfolio, leasing 1,258 stores including 289 retail brands that are new to the portfolio and partnering with an additional 592 existing retailers to grow their businesses through the opening of an additional 943 stores. 

Scentre Group completed lease deals across all categories including 31 major stores with average tenure of 15 years, and 2,466 specialty lease deals covering an aggregate of more than 345,000 square metres of space.

Comparable net operating income increased 2.75% for the 12 months, driven primarily by contracted annual rent escalations.

Since the establishment of Scentre Group, the Group has grown the value of its portfolio by more than 30% to $36.2 billion. Scentre Group has a strong financial position with total assets of $37.5 billion, gearing of 32.1% and liquidity of $2.7 billion as at 31 December 2017. 

 

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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