23 April 2024 / 07:00

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HAMBORNER REIT AG starts 2024 with further growth in revenue and earnings

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HAMBORNER REIT AG starts 2024 with further growth in revenue and earnings
23.04.2024 / 07:00 CET/CEST
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HAMBORNER REIT AG starts 2024 with further growth in revenue and earnings

  • Solid operating performance
  • Income from rents and leases up 3.1% to €23.4 million
  • FFO rises by 2.6% to €14.0 million
  • Net asset value (NAV) per share of €10.19 (up +1.7% YTD)
  • Confirmation of forecast for full-year 2024


Duisburg, 23 April 2024 – Building on its positive business performance in the previous year, HAMBORNER REIT AG recorded further growth in revenue and earnings in the first quarter of 2024.

Income from rents and leases amounted to €23.4 million, up 3.1% on the same period of the previous year. The company benefited from the property acquisitions in the previous year and additional contractually agreed rent adjustments as a result of the inflation development (indexation clauses). On a like-for-like basis, rental income in the first three months increased by 2.1% year-on-year.

Funds from operations (FFO) rose by 2.6% to €14.0 million in the first quarter, positively influenced by the rent increases. FFO per share was therefore €0.17.

The company’s financial position remains comfortable. The REIT equity ratio was at a consistently high level of 56.1% as at 31 March 2024. The loan-to-value (EPRA LTV) ratio declined to 42.6% as against the end of 2023.


There were no changes within the property portfolio in the first quarter of 2024. As previously, the portfolio therefore comprises 67 office and retail properties with a total volume of €1,471.0 million. Net asset value (NAV) per share amounted to €10.19 as at 31 March 2024, up around 1.7% as against the end of 2023 (€10.02).


The company continued its positive performance at an operating level as well. Lease contracts for rental space of around 19,000 m² were signed in the first three months of the financial year (Q1 2023: around 23,000 m²), with retail space accounting for around 74% of this figure. The retention rate remained at a very high level at 90%, thereby demonstrating considerable satisfaction of existing tenants.

The weighted average lease term (WALT) showed stable development and was 6.3 years as at 31 March 2024, breaking down as 7.6 years for the retail portfolio and 4.6 years for the office portfolio. The EPRA vacancy rate remained at a low level of 3.0%.


With business progressing positively and in line with planning in the first quarter, the company is confirming the estimates for business performance over the remainder of the year published in its 2023 annual report and anticipates income from rents and leases of between €91.0 million and €92.5 million. Funds from operations (FFO) are expected to amount to between €49.0 million and €50.5 million.


This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held in person in Mülheim/Ruhr on 25 April 2024. The Management Board and the Supervisory Board propose the distribution of an increased dividend of €0.48 per share. Based on the current share price, this would translate into a dividend yield of around 7.0%. The dividend will be paid out on 30 April 2024.


  Q1 2024 Q1 2023 Change
Income from rents and leases €23.4m €22.7m +3.1%
Operating result €7.7m €7.7m -0.4%
Period result €4.7m €4.5m +2.6%
Funds from Operations €14.0m €13.6m +2.6%
Funds from Operations (FFO) per share  €0,17 € 0.17 +2.6%
  31 March 2024 31 Dec 2023 Change
REIT equity ratio 56.1% 55.1% +1.0%-points
Loan to Value (EPRA LTV) 42.6% 43.5% -0.9%-points
EPRA Net Asset Value (NAV) €828.5m €814.9m +1.7%
EPRA Net Asset Value (NAV) per share €10.19 €10.02 +1.7%
EPRA Net Tangible Assets (NTA) €828.2m €814.6m +1.7%
EPRA Net Tangible Assets (NTA) per share €10.18 €10.01 +1.7%
Number of properties 67 67 0
Fair value of the property portfolio €1.471,0m €1.471.0m 0.0%
EPRA vacancy rate 3.0% 2.7% +0.3%-points
Weighted remaining term of leases (WALT) 6,3 years 6,4 years -0.1 years

The full interim statement for the first quarter of 2024 is available to download from the Financial Reports section of the company’s website. Further information on the key performance indicators presented can be found in the Glossary.


HAMBORNER REIT AG a public company listed in the SDAX that operates exclusively in the property sector and is positioned as a portfolio holder for high-yield commercial properties. The company generates sustainable rental income on the basis of a diversified portfolio of properties distributed throughout Germany with a total value of around €1.5 billion. The portfolio focuses on modern office properties at established locations as well as attractive local supply properties as large-scale retail assets, retail parks and DIY stores in central inner-city locations, district centres and highly frequented edge-of-town sites of major German cities and mid-sized centres.

HAMBORNER REIT AG is distinguished by its many years of experience on the property and capital market, its consistent and sustainably attractive dividend strategy and its lean and transparent corporate structure. The company is a registered real estate investment trust (REIT) and benefits from corporation and trade tax exemption at company level.


Christoph Heitmann
Head of Investor Relations, Financing & Corporate Communications
T.: +49 (0)203 54405-32
M: info@ir.hamborner.de
W: www.hamborner.de


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