Granite REIT

GRT.UN-T

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Granite Real Estate Investment Trust is a global real estate operating company composed principally of former holdings of Magna International.
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TOP PICK
August 22, 2019
Is a global industrial landlord in North America and Europe. The new CEO is doing well, likes him. CEO is transitioning the assets into a high-quality industrial portfolio, slashing exposure to Magna about 97% from 5 years ago. Has an underlevered balance sheet, only 20% debt, and $1 billion in liquidity. YTD, they have spent that amount in acquisitions. She expects double-digit earnings growth. Pays a 4.4% yield. (Analysts’ price target is $68.11)
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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
August 22, 2019
Is a global industrial landlord in North America and Europe. The new CEO is doing well, likes him. CEO is transitioning the assets into a high-quality industrial portfolio, slashing exposure to Magna about 97% from 5 years ago. Has an underlevered balance sheet, only 20% debt, and $1 billion in liquidity. YTD, they have spent that amount in acquisitions. She expects double-digit earnings growth. Pays a 4.4% yield. (Analysts’ price target is $68.11)
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TOP PICK
July 9, 2019
A new management team is working with a great balance sheet. They raised equity to keep the balance sheet in good shape. There should be good capital appreciation and cash flow growth going forward. Yield 4.55% (Analysts’ price target is $67.44)
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A new management team is working with a great balance sheet. They raised equity to keep the balance sheet in good shape. There should be good capital appreciation and cash flow growth going forward. Yield 4.55% (Analysts’ price target is $67.44)
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TOP PICK
June 17, 2019
It was spun out from Magna a while ago. New management, since last summer, has done an excellent job. He likes international warehousing, tied in with e-commerce, a story he really likes. They're up 54% in five years. He bought it a while ago.
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It was spun out from Magna a while ago. New management, since last summer, has done an excellent job. He likes international warehousing, tied in with e-commerce, a story he really likes. They're up 54% in five years. He bought it a while ago.
BUY
BUY
May 30, 2019
Attractively priced today. Founded by Magna, which is now 51% of their revenue. Lots of capacity on balance sheet to acquire. Levered at only 17%, and they'll go to 35%. Big runway for growth. A very attractive name. Yield of around 5%.
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Attractively priced today. Founded by Magna, which is now 51% of their revenue. Lots of capacity on balance sheet to acquire. Levered at only 17%, and they'll go to 35%. Big runway for growth. A very attractive name. Yield of around 5%.
HOLD
HOLD
December 5, 2018
This company is in a stage now where their balancer sheet is well positioned. They have a lot of strength ahead of it. It is trading at fair value.
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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
December 5, 2018
This company is in a stage now where their balancer sheet is well positioned. They have a lot of strength ahead of it. It is trading at fair value.
HOLD
HOLD
November 9, 2018
The yield is 4.9%. This is a safe hold. He has a $58 target on it. Dividend is safe. It has a low payout ratio for a REIT. They are doing a large transition now. He would hold on to this.
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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
November 9, 2018
The yield is 4.9%. This is a safe hold. He has a $58 target on it. Dividend is safe. It has a low payout ratio for a REIT. They are doing a large transition now. He would hold on to this.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
August 16, 2018

You're buying this for the new CEO, not its assets. It was an industrial REIT and was the real estate entity of Magna. It's since diversified out of it. Granite doesn't have much leverage to expand into other industrial assets. It brought in the CEO of Pure Industrial REIT who is the right person in place. Are you too far along in the industrial real estate cycle for him to go out and find value? He thinks the industrial story has legs. He likes Granite. But it when it sells off a bit. Makes sense long term.

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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
August 16, 2018

You're buying this for the new CEO, not its assets. It was an industrial REIT and was the real estate entity of Magna. It's since diversified out of it. Granite doesn't have much leverage to expand into other industrial assets. It brought in the CEO of Pure Industrial REIT who is the right person in place. Are you too far along in the industrial real estate cycle for him to go out and find value? He thinks the industrial story has legs. He likes Granite. But it when it sells off a bit. Makes sense long term.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 19, 2017

There was a strategic review by management for potentially selling the company, but nothing came of that. There was some turnover with the CEO. The big issue is when it initially came to the market, it had very significant exposure to Magna (MG-T), which was their largest tenant. However, it had a pristine balance sheet. When you think of the Debt to Growth Book Value, it had approximately 25%, and the theory was that if they increased the leverage and took that Debt to Growth Book Value to 40%, they would have $1 billion to play with, diversify tenant exposure, make acquisitions. However they haven’t done any of that. That is unfortunate, because real estate prices have gone up significantly. It pays a decent dividend of 5%. His concern is that you really do need the leadership in there.

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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
October 19, 2017

There was a strategic review by management for potentially selling the company, but nothing came of that. There was some turnover with the CEO. The big issue is when it initially came to the market, it had very significant exposure to Magna (MG-T), which was their largest tenant. However, it had a pristine balance sheet. When you think of the Debt to Growth Book Value, it had approximately 25%, and the theory was that if they increased the leverage and took that Debt to Growth Book Value to 40%, they would have $1 billion to play with, diversify tenant exposure, make acquisitions. However they haven’t done any of that. That is unfortunate, because real estate prices have gone up significantly. It pays a decent dividend of 5%. His concern is that you really do need the leadership in there.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 21, 2017

This has gone through a transition. It had significant exposure to Magna (MG-T) being a dominant tenant, accounting for about 80% of its NOI, which is still the case. Since 2011-2012, they’ve only done a couple of acquisitions, totaling about $100 million, which is unfortunate, because they have a very well capitalized balance sheet. That urged a couple of activist shareholders to suggest a new board and new management was needed, which pushed the stock price up significantly. If they use their balance sheet, it is debatable what their NAV will be, because you aren’t sure what they are going to buy. He would prefer other industrial REITs at this time.

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This has gone through a transition. It had significant exposure to Magna (MG-T) being a dominant tenant, accounting for about 80% of its NOI, which is still the case. Since 2011-2012, they’ve only done a couple of acquisitions, totaling about $100 million, which is unfortunate, because they have a very well capitalized balance sheet. That urged a couple of activist shareholders to suggest a new board and new management was needed, which pushed the stock price up significantly. If they use their balance sheet, it is debatable what their NAV will be, because you aren’t sure what they are going to buy. He would prefer other industrial REITs at this time.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 31, 2017

Return of capital reduces your cost base. There is potentially an opportunity for them to utilize an under levered balance sheet. They have a lot of exposure to MG-T as a tenant. There was some turnover in management.

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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
March 31, 2017

Return of capital reduces your cost base. There is potentially an opportunity for them to utilize an under levered balance sheet. They have a lot of exposure to MG-T as a tenant. There was some turnover in management.

WAIT
WAIT
September 2, 2016

(Market Call Minute.) High Magna (MG-T) exposure, but they are working through the leases. There may be some possible property sells to limit that exposure. He is waiting to see what happens.

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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
September 2, 2016

(Market Call Minute.) High Magna (MG-T) exposure, but they are working through the leases. There may be some possible property sells to limit that exposure. He is waiting to see what happens.

HOLD
HOLD
July 8, 2016

One of the more frustrating stories in that it has gone through management changes and now has a new CEO. 80% of its buildings are Magna (MG-T) with a third being special-purpose large car factories globally, so it has to deal with a very complex leasing structure. However, it also has the best balance sheet. Management, which is as yet unproven, will have to walk this minefield. He just wants to see how the new management handles the leases that are coming up in the next 2 years, and also if they are willing to use their balance sheet to acquire more real estate at a more aggressive pace.

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One of the more frustrating stories in that it has gone through management changes and now has a new CEO. 80% of its buildings are Magna (MG-T) with a third being special-purpose large car factories globally, so it has to deal with a very complex leasing structure. However, it also has the best balance sheet. Management, which is as yet unproven, will have to walk this minefield. He just wants to see how the new management handles the leases that are coming up in the next 2 years, and also if they are willing to use their balance sheet to acquire more real estate at a more aggressive pace.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 30, 2016

Undertook a strategic review not too long ago, trying to figure out what to do given that the CEO had departed. The decision was to try to get somebody else in to grow the business. They have missed a lot of appreciation in commercial real estate values, and this is being reflected in the share price. Trading at about a 20% discount to NAV. Feels the dividend is sustainable. 6.5% dividend yield is secure.

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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
March 30, 2016

Undertook a strategic review not too long ago, trying to figure out what to do given that the CEO had departed. The decision was to try to get somebody else in to grow the business. They have missed a lot of appreciation in commercial real estate values, and this is being reflected in the share price. Trading at about a 20% discount to NAV. Feels the dividend is sustainable. 6.5% dividend yield is secure.

HOLD
HOLD
February 9, 2016

When this IPO’d, it was primarily dependent on Magna (MG-T) accounting for well over 90% of its net operating income. Management’s objective was to reduce Magna’s exposure to less than 50% NOI within 3 years by making additional acquisitions by using their under leveraged balance sheet. Management has not done that in a very aggressive way, so debt to growth BV, it is still very under leveraged, less than 30%. They have a lot of balance sheet capacity to facilitate additional acquisitions. They haven’t done anything, which is unfortunate because in the interim the value of industrial properties has gone up and interest rates have fallen. They missed out, which is why you are seeing the stock languish. They did undertake a strategic review. The CEO left, so there is new management. Feels the dividend is sustainable.

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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
February 9, 2016

When this IPO’d, it was primarily dependent on Magna (MG-T) accounting for well over 90% of its net operating income. Management’s objective was to reduce Magna’s exposure to less than 50% NOI within 3 years by making additional acquisitions by using their under leveraged balance sheet. Management has not done that in a very aggressive way, so debt to growth BV, it is still very under leveraged, less than 30%. They have a lot of balance sheet capacity to facilitate additional acquisitions. They haven’t done anything, which is unfortunate because in the interim the value of industrial properties has gone up and interest rates have fallen. They missed out, which is why you are seeing the stock languish. They did undertake a strategic review. The CEO left, so there is new management. Feels the dividend is sustainable.

COMMENT
COMMENT
February 3, 2016

An industrial REIT. About 80% of its holdings are Magna (MG-T) properties. The company has launched a strategic review to see what they can do with their factory assets. The stock is going to be stuck until they know what the review is going to be doing. This has the best balance sheet of any of the REITs in Canada, so has the potential to make some acquisitions. Dividend yield of about 6.2%, which is incredibly safe.

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Granite REIT (GRT.UN-T)
February 3, 2016

An industrial REIT. About 80% of its holdings are Magna (MG-T) properties. The company has launched a strategic review to see what they can do with their factory assets. The stock is going to be stuck until they know what the review is going to be doing. This has the best balance sheet of any of the REITs in Canada, so has the potential to make some acquisitions. Dividend yield of about 6.2%, which is incredibly safe.

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