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VIB Vermögen continues profitable growth path successfully in Q3 2020

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DGAP-News: VIB Vermögen AG / Key word(s): 9 Month figures
11.11.2020 / 07:30
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VIB Vermögen continues profitable growth path successfully in Q3 2020

- Revenue increases by 4.1 percent to EUR 70.4 million in the first nine months 2020

- FFO increased by 4.4 percent to EUR 38.1 million

- Consolidated net income increases significantly by 21.7 percent to EUR 46.4 million

- Guidance for the full year 2020 confirmed once again by the Board of Management

Neuburg/Danube, November 11, 2020 - VIB Vermögen AG, a company specializing in the development, acquisition and portfolio management of commercial real estate, continued its growth course in the third quarter of 2020. In a challenging market environment, both revenues and earnings were increased. In the first nine months of 2020, revenues grew to around EUR 70.4 million - an increase of 4.1 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. EBT adjusted for valuation effects and special items improved by 3.9 percent to EUR 43.5 million, compared to EUR 41.9 million in the same period of 2019. Due to positive valuation effects, consolidated net income increased significantly by 21.7 percent year-on-year to EUR 46.4 million.

The financial impact of the Corona Crisis remained manageable in the period under review. Individual agreements were reached with some of the tenants in our portfolio as a result of the Corona Crisis. In this context, as of October 30, 2020, VIB has granted rent deferrals in the amount of EUR 550 thousand (July 31, 2020: EUR 575 thousand) and in individual cases also waived rents in the amount of EUR 376 thousand (July 31, 2020: EUR 330 thousand).

Further expansion of real estate portfolio
During the course of the year, the VIB Group's real estate portfolio was continuously expanded and comprised a total of 113 properties with a total rental area of 1.19 million sqm on September 30, 2020. The vacancy rate remained at a pleasingly low level of 2.6 percent.

The Amazon distribution center in Gersthofen was completed on schedule in the third quarter and handed over to the tenant. A logistics property with 7,500 sqm of warehouse and office space was built on the site, which has excellent infrastructural links. In addition to hall and office space, the long-term lease agreement also includes large open spaces for Amazon delivery vehicles. In terms of sustainability, it is pleasing to note that preparatory investments have already been made in the infrastructure in order to completely convert the vehicle fleet to electric mobility if required. In addition, a photovoltaic system will be installed on the roof of the logistics complex.

"We will consistently pursue our sustainable growth strategy. For the realization of future project developments, we have a land pipeline with a potential usable area of around 120,000 sqm. On top of that, we have around 40,000 sqm that we can use for projects as part of our joint venture with WDP. In addition, we are constantly reviewing opportunities to expand our real estate portfolio through targeted acquisitions," says Martin Pfandzelter, CEO of VIB Vermögen AG.

Further increase in key operating figures achieved
In the period under review, the portfolio generated funds from operations of EUR 38.1 million - an increase of 4.4 percent over the previous year. Accordingly, FFO per share increased by 6 cents to EUR 1.38. The diluted and undiluted NAV (Net Asset Value as defined by the European Public Real Estate Association; EPRA) increased to EUR 642.9 million in the reporting period (December 31, 2019: EUR 613.0 million). As a result, NAV per share increased from EUR 22.23 to EUR 23.31.

The long-term effects of the Corona pandemic are still not foreseeable at this time. However, due to the Company's stable positioning and the course of business to date, we currently do not expect any significant negative effects on the Company's earnings situation in the current fiscal year. We therefore confirm the guidance for the current fiscal year 2020 given in the Annual Report 2019.

The complete interim report for the third quarter of 2020 is available at www.vib-ag.de


Contact

Investor Relations:

VIB Vermögen AG
Petra Riechert Tel.: +49 (0)8431 9077 952
Tilly-Park 1 Fax: +49 (0)8431 9077 929
86633 Neuburg/Danube, Germany Email: petra.riechert@vib-ag.de

About VIB Vermögen AG

VIB Vermögen AG is a medium-sized company specialising in commercial real estate management that has been operating successfully for 25 years. It focuses on properties from the logistics/light industry and retail sectors in the economically strong southern German region. VIB's shares have been listed on the Munich (m:access) and Frankfurt (Open Market) stock exchanges since 2005.

VIB's business model is based on a "develop-or-buy-and-hold" strategy. Firstly, VIB acquires properties that are already rented. Secondly, it completely develops new properties in order to transfer them to its own portfolio on a long-term basis and generate rental income from them. VIB also holds investments in companies with real estate assets.


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Language:

English

Company:

VIB Vermögen AG

Tilly-Park 1

86633 Neuburg/Donau

Germany

Phone:

+49 (0)8431 / 9077 952

Fax:

+49 (0)8431 / 9077 973

E-mail:

petra.riechert@vib-ag.de

Internet:

www.vib-ag.de

ISIN:

DE0002457512

WKN:

245751

Listed:

Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich (m:access), Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

EQS News ID:

1146972


 

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