At the close of the trimester, Hispania registered a gross asset value of 1,684 million euros and a net value of 1,326 million euros, equivalent to a NAV per share of 12.24 euros, an increase of 11% from December 2015.
Hispania announced a dividend of 40 million euros in the financial year 2016, of which 10 million euros has been credited and a further 17 million will be paid before the end of November 2016.
Hispania now has more than 10,500 rooms in 36 hotels, making it the biggest hotel operator in Spain and the second largest hotel proprietor, including the big Spanish operators. Their portfolio is concentrated in the tourist areas of the Canary and Balearic Islands, as well as on the peninsular and in the main tourist cities. The island hotels can be highlighted, in that they have experienced an average RevPar increase of 21% in the Canaries and 17% in the Balearics in respect of the third trimester of 2015. Similar results can be seen as regards the rise in occupancy rates with registered increases of 4% and 5% In the Canaries and Balearics respectively.
In the office sector, Hispania has more than 186,000m2 distributed in 27 properties located in Madrid and Barcelona. This data includes the recent acquisition of a lot in Madrid, for the construction of buildings with a surface area of 33,000 m2. Finally, it can be pointed out that there has been a 7% increase in rents since the close of the 2015 financial year.
In the residential segment, Hispania has registered an 11% increase in rental income obtained during the first none months of the year, due principally to rents from rentals from properties at Isla del Cielo (Barcelona) and Sanchinarro (Madrid), with registered increases of 71% and 31%, respectively, compared to rents before their upgrade. Moreover, Hispania has carried out selected sales of floors from its complex on Isla del Cielo and has recorded equivalent annual returns of over 20%.
Hispania predicts that its hotels will continue to perform well for the rest of the financial year, similar to its office and residential portfolio, where upgrades are resulting in better rental income and occupancy rates.
“The excellent results recorded this trimester and the favourable growth when compared to the previous year, are evidence of the successful progress of the company in all the segments where they operate, especially the hotel segment. These figures demonstrate the capacity of the management team to identify and carry out acquisitions with a high added value potential, constituting an important source of value for our shareholders,” stresses Concha Osácar, Hispania’s advisor.