SM Prime earnings rise by 16% in 1st half of 2019

Anna Mogato
SM Prime earnings rise by 16% in 1st half of 2019
Integrated property developer SM Prime cites the stable Philippine economy as a factor in its double-digit growth

MANILA, Philippines – Listed integrated property developer SM Prime Holdings, Incorporated reported a 16% year-on-year increase in its net income to P19.30 billion during the first two quarters of 2019.

In a regulatory filing with the stock exchange on Monday, July 15, SM Prime president Jeffrey Lim pointed to the Philippines’ stable economy as a factor in the company’s double-digit growth.

“We are optimistic to sustain this growth moving forward as we launch new projects with the goal of providing more integrated property developments across the Philippines,” Lim said.

SM Prime’s consolidated revenues from January to June 2019 jumped by 15% year-on-year to P57.05 billion, while its operating income also increased by 17% to P27.42 billion from the same period a year ago.

In the 2nd quarter alone, the company posted a 16% increase in net income to P10.50 million from a year ago, while its consolidated revenues also went up by 16% year-on-year to P30.51 billion.

Bulk of SM Prime’s consolidated revenues in the first two quarters still came from mall operations, which grew by 8% year-on-year to P31.07 billion. This was driven mostly by rental revenues which amounted to P26.22 billion. (READ: More malls drive SM Prime’s 2018 net income to P32.2 billion)

Residential operations, which took up 38% of the consolidated revenues for the 1st half of 2019, grew at a faster pace with a 26% year-on-year increase to P21.43 billion following the launch of high-rise projects in Metro Manila from 2016 to 2018.

SM Prime’s Commercial Properties Group as well as Hotels and Convention Centers posted a combined 13% year-on-year growth in revenues to P4.63 billion from January to June 2019. –

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