GERI earnings rise on mall earnings

Published August 7, 2018, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin


By James A. Loyola

Megaworld subsidiary Global Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), the Philippines’ largest developer of integrated tourism estates, reported an 18 percent growth in net income to P794 million in the first half of 2018 from P670 million during the same period last year.

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In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, GERI said attributable net income also rose 18 from P691 million in the first half of 2017 to P814 million this year.

On the other hand, GERI’s consolidated revenues reached P3.3 billion during the first half of 2018, up 5 percent from P3.2 billion during the same period last year.

The firm said its strong growth was propelled by the all time high performance of its rental business, as it launched its first full scale mall, the Southwoods Mall, in September last year.

The strong output for the period was also augmented by realized revenues coming from continued completion of its residential projects.

GERI’s rental revenues soared 218 percent during the first half of 2018, ending at P177 million compared to its outing of P56 million during the same period the previous year.

The rental portfolio of GERI is mostly comprised of retail space from the various Lifestyle Malls and retail concepts pioneered by its parent company Megaworld.

“After launching Southwoods Malls, we are gearing up to launch more lifestyle malls and retail concepts in the coming years,” said GERI President Monica Salomon.

GERI earlier announced that it is targeting to reach P650 million in its rental income by 2020.

Its real estate business, which comprises all residential related revenues, posted an 8 percent growth from PP2.6 billion in the first two quarters of 2017 to P2.8 billion during the same period this year.

The company has been expanding its residential portfolio in various key markets in Las Piñas City, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Iloilo, and Boracay.

“The ‘integrated lifestyle community’ concept resonates well to our market in pushing our residential offerings. We expect to see more of this pioneering concept in our other properties soon,” said Salomon.