Supermarket Income REIT, listed on the special funds segment of the London Stock Exchange, invests in supermarket property, let to leading UK supermarket operators, on long, RPI-linked leases. The investment objective is to provide an attractive level of income, with the potential for capital growth, with a 7–10% pa total shareholder return target over the medium term.
Following FY19 results that showed strong growth driven by the continued steady build-up of the portfolio, contracted RPI-linked rental growth, and improving efficiency, Supermarket Income REIT (SUPR) intends to raise c £50m in a share placing and offer with the proceeds directed at further portfolio acquisitions. FY19 shareholder total return was 8.0%, taking the total to 16.1% in the two years since IPO. The FY20 DPS target has been increased in line with inflation to 5.80p, implying a yield of 5.6%.