Developer Sunland profit jumps 45 percent on strong settlements

Developer Sunland profit jumps 45 percent on strong settlements
Developer Sunland profit jumps 45 percent on strong settlements

Property developer Sunland Group reported a 45 percent jump in profit to $5 million for the half-year ended December 31 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, driven by a robust increase in settlements.

As a result, the group has reaffirmed its full-year earnings outlook of $35 million net profit after tax.

The group expects to soon complete Abian, its $240 million luxury tower in the Brisbane CBD, with settlements expected in late FY 17, it said. 

Sunland said it generated revenue of $95.4 million from 204 settlements during the period, up from $79.9 million from 120 settlements in the comparable period.

The company’s managing director, Sahba Abedian, said the result was a result of an increase in settlements as well as a strong results from the group's retail holdings.

“Sales volume more than doubled during the first half, with 281 sales completed to the value of $200 million,” said Abedian in the ASX release. The figures from the first half of the previous financial year was 134 sales with a value of $106 million.

It plans to launch six more projects in the second half of the year.

The group’s national portfolio comprises 5,800 residential housing, urban development and multi-storey products with a total value of about $3.8 million.

It launched three projects during the reporting period, two on the Gold Coast and one in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Sunland’s profit numbers were helped by settlements from the housing and land projects of the heights and The Terraces in Queensland, The Gardens and Carré Residences in Victoria, and Dahlia Residences in NSW. 

The developer has declared an interim dividend of 4 cents per share fully franked to be paid March 23.

Its development pipeline will be bolstered by new site acquisitions worth $47 million in Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane, which is expected to add 425 allotments for a value of about $389 million.

Abedian said Sunland would focus on multi-storey projects in markets such as southeast Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne.

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