Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) reported a net income 12% higher during the first quarter of 2019. This is equivalent to P7.3 billion following the 7% increase in its revenue or P39.7 billion in total. What went well during the first three months of the year for ALI were the commercial leasing revenues and the residential sales. These factors drive the net income hike of the firm which gives evidence that it is experiencing continuous growth in all its business segments despite the challenges that come its way. The solidness of ALI’s commercial portfolio was the most remarkable and it took the company forward.
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Majority of ALI’s revenue in the first quarter of 2019 can be accounted for its property development. The revenue generated from this segment grew by 4% or P26.1 billion, higher compared to the P25.2 billion reported last year. The sales reservation for the first three months increased by 8% year on year, which stood at P34.1 billion. This is in line with the firm’s expectations as the demand for reservation sales from Filipinos here in the Philippines and in abroad continue to grow. Meanwhile, the commercial leasing revenue of the firm hit P9.2 billion or 19% higher than what was previously reported. This covers the company’s operation in relation to its hotels, shopping malls, resorts, and offices.
If we take a look at the break down of ALI’s commercial leasing revenue, the revenues from the shopping centers of the firm increase by 14% or P5.1 billion in revenues. The opening of new malls has been a factor to this revenue hike. The malls that are new in operation include the Cloverleaf, Ayala Malls Feliz, Capitol Central, Circuit Makati, and Vertis North. It can also be noted that the shopping centers in Glorietta, Makati, and Greenbelt have good performances during the first quarter. While if we take a peek on the hotel revenue, the new hotels lifted the sales by 25% or P1.5 billion. As a matter of fact, ALI ended the first quarter with 3,018 rooms coming from its newly operated hotels. Finally, ALI’s office leasing revenue went up by 27% or P2.2 billion because of its newly opened offices such as the Ayala North Exchange Towers and Vertis North Corporate Center Towers.
During the first quarter of the year, ALI spent P22.3 billion as its capital expenditure to finance the completion of the new projects on its list. For the year 2019, the firm has allocated a P130 billion CAPEX, which means there are more Ayala projects coming our way! The company has also begun the development of its Habini Bay situated in Misamis Oriental, accounting for 526-hectar estate of the company. The company is looking forward to hit its P40-billion net income target this 2020 so it needs to exert more effort to start increase its bottomline by 17%.