Ayala Land’s H1 net income rises 19%

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ALI president and CEO Bernard Vincent Dy says building large scale mixed-use developments strategically located in the country’s emerging growth centers will continue to be ALI's focus

MANILA, Philippines – Ayala Land, Incorporated (ALI) chalked up a P8.39-billion ($183.18 milllion) net income for the first 6 months of 2015, the company reported Friday, August 7.

ALI’s net income is up 19% from P7.05 billion ($153.95 million) recorded in the same period in 2014 amid an aggressive rollout of residential projects, coupled with robust sales from commercial leasing and hotel developments.

In a statement, ALI said its consolidated revenues grew by 10% to P50.61 billion ($1.11 billion).

“We are pleased with our first half results and attribute gains to the consistent contributions of our different business units,” ALI President and CEO Bernard Vincent Dy said.

He added that building large scale mixed-use developments that are strategically located in the country’s emerging growth centers will continue to be ALI’s focus, as its residential brands continue to introduce new offerings within ALI’s estates.

It also bannered the opening of Ayala Malls’ Solenad 3 at Nuvali, as well as its very first Merkado supermarket at the UP Town Center.

“In all these developments, we are pleased with the build-up of economic activity, creating new opportunities and employment for many people,” Dy said.

On the rise

Dy added that development continues in all ALI’s estates, with products in residential, shopping centers, offices, and hotels on the rise. 

“We are on track relative to our annual target and we plan to sustain the momentum with new launches in the coming months,” Dy said.

Property development, which includes the sale of residential lots and units, and office spaces, as well as commercial and industrial lots, posted revenues of P31.85 billion ($695.49 million) in the first 6 months of 2015, up 9% from P29.30 billion ($639.81 million) reported in the same period in 2014.

For the first 6 months of the year, revenues from the all residential brands climbed 10 percent to P26.93 billion, on sustained bookings and project completion across all residential brands.

ALI also launched P54.85 billion ($1.20 billion) worth of residential projects as demand remains strong. First half reservation rose by 8% to P52.47 billion ($1.15 billion).

Commercial leasing, which covers the operation of shopping centers, offices, and hotels and resorts, generated total revenues of P11.4 billion ($249 million), for a 10% versus P10.36 billion ($226.28 million) recorded in the same period in 2014.

Revenues from shopping centers expanded by 9% to P6.01 billion ($131.25 million) from P5.52 billion ($120.57 million) due to the increased contributions of Ayala Fairview Terraces, which opened in 2014, as well as the higher occupancy and average rental rates of existing malls.

Sales from office leasing reached P2.43 billion ($53.07 million), recording a 16% year-on-year growth while revenues from hotels and resorts also improved by 8% to P2.96 billion ($64.67 million) from P2.75 billion ($60.08 million) due to improved revenue per available room (REVPAR) performance of ALI’s internationally-branded hotels, its own SEDA hotels, and El Nido Resorts in Palawan.

ALI’s wholly-owned construction and property management units likewise posted combined revenues of P19.90 billion ($434.78 million), 37% higher than the P14.57 billion ($318.31 million) posted in the same period in 2014. – Rappler.com