In the Spotlight, Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd September 2015. SPUNdamentals provides spin-off research insights from Horizon Kinetics, LLC. The firm has produced spin-off research since 1996, and began covering international spin-offs in 2010. Horizon Kinetics Global Spin-Off Index (GSPIN), the underlying index of Market Vectors® Global Spin-Off ETF (SPUN), was launched in April 2014.
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In the Spotlight: Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd.
Written by Horizon Kinetics’ Research Analysts and CFA Charterholders Ryan Casey and Salvator Tiano, who bring more than 20 years of combined industry experience to their research roles focusing on domestic and international spin-offs.
Spin-Off Company: Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd. (Ticker: 1113 HK)
Parent Company: CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. (Ticker: 1 HK)
Spin-off Date: June 2, 2015
GSPIN Index Inclusion Date: July 1, 2015
Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd. (“Cheung Kong Property”) (Ticker: 1113 HK) was spun off from CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. (Ticker: 1 HK) in June 2015, the latter being the result of a merger between Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd. and its publicly traded subsidiary Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. The spin-off of Cheung Kong Property separates the real estate assets of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa from the remaining conglomerate and will create a pure-play real estate business that we believe should garner a market valuation more reflective of its asset value. The businesses of CK Hutchison Holdings will span utilities, transportation assets, telecommunications, port services, and energy. We expect Li Ka-shing, the richest man in Asia, to continue to own 30% of both entities.
Cheung Kong Property Holdings operates under four segments: property sales, property rentals, hotels and serviced suites, and property and project management. The first segment derives its revenue from the development and sale of real estate, particularly residential properties.
The property rental segment generates stable and recurring income from a portfolio of premium commercial real estate located primarily in Hong Kong. Hotels and serviced suites comprise properties in Hong Kong, China, and the Bahamas that are held for short-term leases. The company also owns equity interests in a number of publicly traded real estate investment trusts.
At the time of the spin-off, the company’s real estate portfolio was appraised at a market value of HKD420 billion,1 yet it is recorded on the balance sheet at a value of only HKD275 billion. By making this adjustment, one finds that the current share price represents a 35% discount to net asset value, thus allowing investors to purchase this real estate portfolio at an attractive price and potentially benefit from the value created by future development projects. Though the headwinds facing the Chinese economy are real and may well impact fundamentals for the China- and Hong Kong-based real estate assets, we believe the discount to net asset value at which the shares currently trade appears excessive.
1As appraised by various real estate brokers, including DTZ.
As of August 31, 2015, Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd. represented 1.2% of SPUN’s total net assets.
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