Megaworld net income soars 139% to P21.6B

Megaworld, the Philippines’ leading integrated urban township developer and biggest office developer and landlord, posted a net income of P21.6-billion (inclusive of P12.1-billion non-recurring gain) in 2014, 139% higher than in 2013. Without non-recurring gain, net income went up by 14% to P9.4-billion last year – reflecting an 18% annual growth since 2009 when net income was P4-billion, or more than double in a span of only five years.

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Consolidated revenues, excluding non-recurring gain, rose by 15% to P41-billion with real estate sales increasing by 16% year-on-year to P24.6-billion and rental income growing by 17% to P7-billion.

“Last year was a milestone for us. With Megaworld celebrating its 25th anniversary, we raked in record earnings and managed to grow our land bank to over 4,000 hectares. Our income growth last year was driven by both real estate sales and rental income. We have a more diversified real estate sales mix that is propelled by our integrated urban township developments in Metro Manila, Cebu and Iloilo as well as tourism-related projects in Tagaytay and Boracay," said Dr. Andrew L. Tan, chairman and CEO, Megaworld.

"In the meantime, our rental income is growing in line with our expectations. Continued growth in our office and mall leasable space will provide the catalyst for exceeding P10-billion in rental income in 2016. Last year also saw the consolidation of Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. (ELI) and Suntrust Properties, Inc. (SPI) under Megaworld. This enabled us to strengthen our land bank nationwide," he added.

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“We expect to maintain similar growth momentum generated in the past, achieving a double-digit net income growth every year on the back of a stronger and bigger township portfolio,” he also noted.

Five townships that were launched last year and another five townships to be launched this year will increase the company's township developments to 20 by the end of 2015.

Last year, the company launched the following townships: Woodside City in Pasig City (12.3 hectares); Southwoods City in the boundaries of Cavite and Laguna (561 hectares); Davao Park District in Lanang, Davao City (11 hectares); Alabang West in Las Pinas City (62 hectares) and Suntrust Ecotown in Tanza, Cavite (350 hectares).

Just last week, the company announced two of the five township developments lined up for this year: The Upper East (34 hectares) and Northill Gateway (50 hectares), both in Negros Occidental.

Megaworld’s pioneering “LIVE-WORK-PLAY-LEARN” concept for integrated mixed-use communities, or commonly known as townships in the Philippines, has enabled the company to complete 342 buildings with a total area of 6.4 million square meters over the past 25 years./ PR

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