2023 ‘unusually difficult year’, but CLI’s CEO is ‘confident’ about what is to come
He includes that he is “of the sight that several companies could have a hard time to navigate a persistently high rates of interest environment and a politically split environment.”
” We need to be ready to turn this into our benefit. Already, we are observing some fascinating chances emerge which would not have actually been offered when times were good,” he continued. “The secret is never to squander a crisis. We will remain to ensure we have the balance sheet and stand prepared to make bold moves to carry a step transformation to our businesses. We are going to concentrate on meeting the needs of our consumers and in so doing, we are going to develop a base of recurring fee income and strong venture worth in line with our vision to be the preferred international legitimate possession manager developing favorable sustainable impact.”
Shares in CLI closed up at $3.16 on Dec 29, 2023.
As such, CLI presumes to disclose a considerable reduction in its entire patmi for FY2023 on a y-o-y basis.
The year 2023 has actually been “abnormally difficult”, claimed Capitaland Investment’s (CLI) team CEO Lee Chee Koon in a New Year message to staff. In spite of working “very quite hard” and staying clear and directed on the group’s objectives, CLI will encounter asset value reductions for the FY2023 ended Dec 31, 2023, across the various markets it is operating in.
Further to his message, Lee pointed out a number of geopolitical and economic headwinds including the recurring Russia-Ukraine conflict and the unfolding crisis in the Middle East that will effect on how the group can move and develop.
That said, Lee says he continues to be optimistic regarding the future, as he sees “amazing possibilities for progress in all our business verticals”, particularly in Asia Pacific.
On Dec 8, 2023, CLI announced that it assumes fair worth losses on its portfolio of financial investment real properties, largely attributable to the financial investment estates in China, Australia, Europe, the UK and the US. The proper worth losses are non-cash in nature and emerged mostly because of higher capitalisation rates and weaker market affects, stated the group.
” Although these losses may be non-cash in nature, they will certainly still affect CLI’s full-year outcomes. This is despite the fact that our underlying operating performance continues to be durable and our business units remain to place highly for the future. Our operating profit even continues to be strong, driven by our cost income, and we are moving in the right path,” said Lee.