€81m market cap
€22.5 last close
Noratis is a specialised asset developer, acquiring residential rental income producing assets in secondary locations with optimisation potential. Investing in the asset base and improving the tenant mix creates value, which Noratis exploits during well-structured asset sales, either through individual or block sales.
Noratis remains firmly on a growth path. Accelerating development of its asset base (stock book value up by over half in H218 at €176m) has been followed by news that fundraising options for further expansion are under review. While this should underpin strong long-term prospects, a typical two-year lead time for asset value enhancement explains apparently measured guidance for 2019 (maintained EBIT on higher revenue). Timing was also a factor last year as H2 bias of high-margin asset sales drove a 30% rise in adjusted EBIT, more than making up for a first-half shortfall. A generous dividend policy is being maintained despite growth ambitions.