PATRIZIA AG, the global partner for pan-European real estate investment, announces strong H1 2019 performance driven by increased assets under management and superior investment performance for its domestic and international clients.
Commenting on the results, PATRIZIA CFO Karim Bohn said: “PATRIZIA continues to deliver outstanding investment performance to its domestic and international clients which is reflected in strong performance fees and an overall strong set of H1 2019 results. At the same time recurring management fees showed solid y-o-y growth and cost growth remained well below growth in total service fee income. The quality of our earnings has improved further, especially bearing in mind that H1 2018 results were significantly impacted by the disposal of phase-out principal investments. The 8.9% y-o-y growth in operating income hence confirms the improved profitability of PATRIZIA’s platform.”
As at 30 June 2019, PATRIZIA’s assets under management increased to EUR 41.6bn compared to EUR 41.0bn at 31 December 2018. The Group executed EUR 3 bn transactions in European real estate for its domestic and international clients during the January-June 2019 period.
Operating income for the first six months of 2019 was up 8.9% y-o-y to EUR 79.0m (H1 2018: EUR 72.5m), driven by solid y-o-y growth in management fees and performance fees. Both more than offset the positive impact from the disposal of phase-out principal investments and income from co-investments that positively impacted the comparable period 2018.
PATRIZIA confirms its guidance for operating income of between EUR 120 – 130 m for the financial year 2019. Bohn adds: “The strong set of H1 results is fully in line with our budget. While we expect the majority of our targeted FY 2019 transaction volume to be signed in the second half of 2019, the majority of budgeted performance fees was generated already in H1 2019. We hence confirm our targets for growth in assets under management and operating income for FY 2019.”
PATRIZIA recorded growth in recurring management fees of 19.7% y-o-y to EUR 97.1m (H1 2018: EUR 81.1m) and growth of 75.2% y-o-y in performance fees to EUR 64.9m (H1 2018: EUR 37.1m). Transaction fees were recorded at EUR 12.1m compared to EUR17.5m in H1 2018 (down 30.7% y-o-y) due to lower overall transaction activity in the European market. PATRIZIA expects an increased transaction activity in H2 2019 with a solid pipeline under negotiation for its clients. Overall total service fee income, combining the three positions above, grew 28.2% y-o-y from EUR135.8m in H1 2018 to EUR 174.2m in H1 2019.
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