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2018-05-31 19:30 CEST
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Eastern Property Holdings Limited (EPH): First Quarter 2018 Financial Update

31 May 2018, Road Town, Tortola, BVI

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • During the first quarter 2018 EPH rental properties generated $18.17 million of net rental income (Q1 2017: $18.32 million). The contribution to net rental income of each property is presented in the table below. The decrease of income in Berlin House and Polar Lights caused by the tenants' rotation is almost fully compensated by the increase of income in other properties as well as the additional income generated by newly acquired property WLC;
  • Cash generated by the rental properties is sufficient to cover the Company's operating expenses, including payment of interest on the bonds issued by the Company;
  • Although during the first quarter 2018 the Rouble/US dollar exchange rate was less volatile as compared to the previous periods, the situation changed in April 2018 and the exchange rate fluctuation continues to be one of the main factors affecting the Company's operating results;
  • The increase in borrowings as of 31 March 2018 is mainly caused by the fact that two bond interest payments due on 31 March 2018 were paid on 3 April 2018 (first business day after the due date - in line with the prospectus) as well as by accruing additional interest on subordinated notes issued by EPH in December 2017;
  •  Decrease of accounts payable is a result of reduction of trade payables in the ordinary cause of business.

Significant Q1 2018 Income and Expense Items

Net Rental Income, US$ 31.03.2018 31.03.2017 Change YoY
  Berlin House 3,052,153 4,081,620 (1,029,467)
  Geneva House 3,565,110 3,404,942 160,168
  Polar Lights 2,843,451 3,378,898 (535,447)
  Hermitage Plaza 7,164,411 6,485,583 678,828
  City Gate 1,250,567 811,047 439,520
  Magistral'naya 184,084 153,666 30,418
  WLC 107,877   107,877
  Total 18,167,652 18,315,756 (148,104)

YoY changes in Income/Expense Items, US$ 31.03.18 31.03.17 Change YoY
  Net foreign exchange gain/(loss) 694,910 (28,936,745) 29,631,655
  Finance costs (7,837,927) (7,015,376) (822,551)
         

Significant Q1 2018 changes in Financial Position

Assets,  US$   31.03.18 31.12.17 Change
  Cash & cash equivalents 36,429,185 40,644,407 (4,215,222)
         
Liabilities, US$   31.03.18 31.12.17 Change
  Borrowings (LT & ST) 564,747,210 559,748,328 4,998,882
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses 33,780,316 46,249,766 (12,469,450)
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