The Weekly Nibble: REITs With The Financial Muscle To Grow

Here are some of the most interesting articles that have appeared on the Motley Fool Singapore’s website this week.

3 REITs That Have The Biggest Capacity For Acquisitions

Motley Fool Singapore contributor Jeremy Chia recently took a look at three real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Singapore’s stock market with the lowest gearing ratios. You can find his article here.

A REIT that has a low gearing ratio has the ability to take on more debt to purchase properties to increase its distribution to unitholders. A REIT that does not have a high amount of debt is also likely to suffer less when the supply of credit freezes up (such as during an economic crisis).

For those interested, the gearing ratio of a REIT is calculated by dividing its total borrowings by its total assets.

3 Positives From Singapore Airlines Ltd’s FY17/18 Results

National carrier Singapore Airlines Ltd (SGX: C6L) ended its latest financial year on a bright note.

Its revenue for the 12 months ended 31 March 2018 rose 6.3% to S$15.8 billion while its net profit surged 148.1% to S$892.9 million. Other than the robust numbers mentioned, there are other positive developments happening at the company, as Jeremy discussed in his article here.

Do jump into his article to learn more about the Singapore flag carrier’s business.

After Falling By 22% In 3 Months, Is Venture Corporation Ltd A Bargain Now?

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Singapore, Venture Corporation Ltd (SGX: V03) is a global electronics services provider that can support design, manufacturing, and e-fulfilment for high-mix, high-value, and sophisticated products.

Over the last three months, Venture’s stock price has fallen by over 20%. My Foolish colleague, Chong Ser Jing, used an investing checklist developed by the renowned investor Peter Lynch to determine whether the company is a bargain at its current stock price.

Check out Ser Jing’s article here to know more.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.