Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Alpha Real Trust Limited LSE:ARTL London Ordinary Share GB00B13VDP26 ORD NPV
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  2.00 1.24% 163.00 154.00 168.00 161.00 161.00 161.00 7,453 16:35:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Real Estate Investment & Services 6.1 3.9 5.8 28.1 109

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to all LTH's - i posted previously re Antler having gone over 30% not having been aware of the concert party rule that means they are not subject to Rule 9 of the takeover code. Apologies if this misled anyone RA
Antler have gone over 30%
Just made a little top up here. With the Indian cash looking secure the NAV must be close to 220p. Obviously H2O must have some sort of a write down but with the Birmingham land sale added to the cash from Galaxia the cash pile is looking like 84p/share. Plenty of secure looking assets to add to this so obviously happy to add. Also quite happy with the margins in their loan book they may even be in the market for distressed assets as they have the cash....and the know how!!
pavey ark
ARTL mentioned here at 3 mins hTTps://
I for one don't need any reassurance from the company. I have read all the available, detailed information in the public domain. These guys have bucket loads of cash and are just the people to use it very wisely. If anyone needs reassurance they can look at the five year share price and have a look at how this management team has repeatedly changed its strategy and each time has come up with the goods.
pavey ark
Liberum; Reassuring statement from RECI -a model for ARTL. RECI's NAV per share at 31 March 2020 was 147.0p, representing a decline of 10.1% in the month. The key driver of the NAV decline was unrealised mark-to-market volatility in the bond portfolio, resulting in a NAV decrease of 10.1p (60% of NAV reduction in the month). The bonds are valued using independent pricing. RECI also reduced the valuation of the loan portfolio to reflect lower recovery values on loan investments in a prolonged recession. This reduced NAV by 6.2p per share, predominantly relating to a loan to a UK housebuilder (5.4p). A writedown has also been made on a loan to a UK retail park (0.8p NAV impact). A loan secured on an asset in Dublin fully repaid in the month (19.5% IRR). The company has decided not to proceed with any of the pipeline deals that were due to close in March. Cash on the balance sheet at the month end was £36.7m (10.9% of NAV). Outstanding debt is £81.7m (24.2% of NAV). The manager has initiated a review of each position under the prudent assumption of a lengthy recession and a two to three year recovery period. A report will be provided in due course. Liberum view Despite the mark-to-market volatility, the portfolio is defensively positioned with a focus on senior loans and core income bonds. LTVs are relatively low (bonds 57%; loans 66.6%). The majority of the investments are relatively short duration (loans 1.2 years; bonds 2.2 years). Some of the borrowers are likely to experience cash flow difficulties but there is significant headroom in valuations. Risk is mitigated by collateral quality, loan structuring, borrower strength and robust documentation. The borrower's equity is invested before RECI provides debt capital, ensuring a further layer of protection and alignment of interests. RECI has not experienced any realised principal losses since inception. The current discount to NAV is pricing in an extreme situation for property values. At the current discount to NAV (-21%), we estimate the implied headroom in the underlying collateral value is c.50% for the loans. This compares to a peak to trough drawdown of 44% in UK commercial property values in the financial crisis between 2007 and 2009. The manager has considerable experience of workout situations in loans and bonds. Valuation policies differ across the lending sector. Most lending funds hold assets at amortised cost less any adjustments for expected credit losses and will therefore have relatively smooth NAV return profiles. A number of funds, including RECI, fair value their loans and make adjustments on the basis of credit quality of the borrower or the underlying collateral. RECI's NAV movement is broadly in line with the level experienced by RM Secured Direct Lending, which also holds assets at fair value.
Cerrito - I've been sniping profits around the sector, assessing those that have missed out on any bounce. Alighted here and read your concerns, which I share. All may be well; however too many known will move on...
Yes davebowler, that was a good RNS from RECI and you are right to say that the more info we have on ARTL's portfolio the better. What I am trying to get my head around is to what extent ARTL who have 31pc of their loans in London will be impacted given that construction work in London is being suspended and indeed in the rest of the country with the unknown of material shortages. Given that they are secured and the 75% loan to GDV guideline my current reading is that they will suffer some inconvenience but will come out OK. Incidentally ARTL said they have had no defaults but given that they have only fairly recently gone into this business and the loans are in the 1 to 2 year maturity range, I would not have expected them to have any defaults yet. H20 will be going through a very rough patch at the moment. I do not know but I should if the Madrid Shopping centre market has the same strategic issues that the UK one has. The saving grace as as PA says the fact that at 12.10 £35m of the £123m assets were cash. I would be very pleasantly surprised if the share price gets back to 200p or even 185p in the near future.
ARTL should make an announcement like this to reassure the market- hTTps://
Good to see Mr Simpson buying shares even though he would have done better to wait. I hold my ARTL shares with an old fashioned broker. I tried to sell but all there was was 500 to sell at 155p and 1000 shares at 146p so I did not proceed. In here for the long term now
By my calculations this represents an increase in NAV of c.11p if / when the money comes through. This does look like the end or very close to the end of a long road . Edit: with the previously recovered deposit in December £1.23m, this £9.3m and if they sell the Birmingham site the cash increase is £15m. Given their track record I think these guys will put this to very profitable use.
pavey ark
I am going on the basis that the purchase of 21% of the company by Antler from Billien is something that we need not be concerned about too much. I see that in the Sept 19 2019 RNS Antler is described as a connected company and my memory is that Billien fell into the same category. That said comments welcome. As per page 20 of last year's AR the Directors do not seem to have any connections with these companies. On the assumption Alpha Global Properties with their 33% holding are also connected, we need to recognize the reality that we have no power..and thus quite natural that they do not reach out to private shareholders.
RECI is finding no difficulty in sourcing good deals- Liberum on RECI Large CMBS investment Mkt Cap £396m | Prem/(disc) 3.9% | Div yield 7.0% Event Real Estate Credit Investments' NAV per share at 31 January 2020 was 166.0p, resulting in a 0.5% return for the month and an 8.4% NAV total return over the prior 12 months. £38m of capital was used to fund a CMBS investment secured on a UK mixed-use portfolio (74% LTV). In addition, £2.1m was used to fund existing loan commitments. Cash on the balance sheet was largely unchanged over the month at £35.8m (10.3% of NAV). The gearing ratio has risen from 15.5% of NAV to 27.4%. An additional £33.5m of equity was raised post month-end and the manager reports a strong pipeline of deals that are expected to complete in Q1. Liberum view The positive start to the year follows a strong period of returns in 2019 (8.8% NAV total return), 19% above the level achieved in the prior year. The uplift in returns has been achieved despite a reduction in average portfolio LTV over the past 12 months. This is a result of the improved investment opportunity set. The manager retains a cautious investment approach and is focused on deploying capital in senior loans and core income bonds.
My point is that they appear to be very flexible and ,up to now, very astute. Most here will remember their large holding in "risk free" ground rents. The minute the ground rent position came into question they were out and I suspect we have a similar position here. As Simon Thompson in IC explained, the big banks have a problem with these loans regarding regulations and admin so leaving the way clear for the likes of ARTL. These loans are short term and I have no doubt that if they become less profitable or if the risk increases this management will simply move on. Spanish shopping centres, German data centres, commercial property, large city centre property developments, industrial estate (UK and Germany), ground rents and now short term commercial lending ........they will adapt and move on.
pavey ark
From memory, I think they made the point that they were finding a niche in lending in France and that the size of the loans they make in the UK had little market competition.
Appreciate your detailed reply but then again you seem to suggest that they are sitting in the Channel Islands doing these loans on their own. Perhaps a little extra reading required. I don't think that any investor considers these loans to be risk free but the risk is low given that there are a large number of them and I suspect that the management would readily consider taking on any underlying property asset involved. The company considers the "risk adjusted" returns to be very good and so do I.
pavey ark
Well I was buying in 2014 and 2015 so a high level of familiarity with the company. It was indeed a random post, but it is also a fairly indisputable statement (so odd you seem to almost be trying to dispute it!). Any management team, however good, putting money out at a blended rate of 13.3% will have real impairment risk. RECI (mentioned above) has a 8.5% blended rate (which also will have real risk attached). It doesn’t mean they won’t do well with the business, but none of the posts seemed to even consider what risks they were taking. The idea they aren’t taking any isn’t creditable. Substantial property lending is a relatively new focus for them so limited track record. However, they do have an excellent recent track record when they have moved into new areas all based on their underlying real estate experience.
I take it that was just a random post but more than willing to debate the record of the management team(lending or otherwise) with anyone who is actually familiar with the company. My understanding is that they provide short term loans (up to two years) and the loans are all covered by substantial asset backing.
pavey ark
Blended rate of 13.3%? Presumably worthy of some debate on impairment risk?
I see RECI is raising fresh capital at a premium to NAV.
Agreed. I've pointed out the merits of ARTL on the RECI thread.
Even more importantly he explained how ARTL can supply these loans where the big banks can't. It did puzzle me that they could command such high interest rates when commercial lending rates were so I know. These guys are good and always seem to be one step ahead.
pavey ark
.......As the UK property lending book scales up then Alpha could easily make interest income north of £11m on a £85m property loan book at a blended rate of 13.3 per cent, a sum that covers the £3.8m annual running costs of the company and leaves surplus cash for further dividend hikes. Indeed, the cash cost is only £0.7m for the 1p a share quarterly payout. Moreover, there is a natural NAV accretive mechanism built into the shares from the double-digit investment returns made on property lending activities, and supplemented by capital upside on the equity interests in Madrid, Hamburg and a £1.7m equity investment in the high yielding Cambourne business park in Cambridge. Buy.
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