The DIC Group is one of the leading investors in the German market for commercial real estate

Deutsche Immobilien Chancen (DIC) with registered office in Frankfurt am Main was set up in 1998. Today, it is active across Germany and one of the country's leading investment entities for commercial real estate.


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DIC Asset AG Raises FFO Guidance for 2018 after Strong Third Quarter

Frankfurt, 08.10.2018

  • Full year FFO forecast for 2018 increased to c. EUR 68 million
  • Based on preliminary figures, an FFO of c. EUR 49 million is expected for the nine-month period

Frankfurt am Main, 08 October 2018. DIC Asset AG, one of Germany's leading listed property companies, anticipates c. EUR 49 million in funds from operations (FFO) for the 2018 nine-month period (previous year: EUR 48.1 million), based on preliminary figures. Income from the company's investment funds, including the set-up fee for the DIC Office Balance V fund launched in late June, contributed to this result. The consolidated net income for the first nine months of 2018 is expected to top the prior-year result slightly (previous year: EUR 33.4 million).

DIC Asset AG believes that transactions in the second half of the year will cause the FFO contribution of the fund segment to exceed the forecast from the start of the year. On this basis, the group-wide FFO is now predicted to be at c. EUR 68 million for the full year 2018, exceeding the range of EUR 62 to 64 million assumed so far. For gross rental income EUR 98 to 100 million instead of EUR 95 to 98 million is predicted. The acquisition target of EUR 450 to 500 million across segments and the sales target of EUR 100 to 120 million from the proprietary portfolio (Commercial Portfolio) are confirmed.

"The contribution that the fund business will make to the operating income and that is likely to exceed expectations demonstrates impressively that our hybrid business model offers diverse income opportunities that go beyond the portfolio business in a strict sense. It is quite evident to us that DIC Asset AG has increasingly established itself as trading platform in the fund business," commented Sonja Wärntges, CEO of DIC Asset AG.


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Nina Wittkopf
Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Neue Mainzer Straße 20  – MainTor
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 69 9454858-1462
Fax +49 69 9454858-9399
ir@dic-asset.de


About DIC Asset AG:
DIC Asset AG is one of Germany's leading listed property companies, and specialises in commercial real estate. With around 20 years of experience on the German real estate market, the company maintains a regional footprint on all major German markets through six branch offices, and has around 185 assets with a combined market value of c. EUR 5.0 billion under management. DIC uses a hybrid business model to manage its business divisions Commercial Portfolio, Funds and Other Investments. Taking an active asset management approach, DIC employs its proprietary, integrated real estate management platform to raise capital appreciation potential in its business divisions and to boost its revenues.

In its Commercial Portfolio division (EUR 1.6 billion in assets under management), DIC acts as proprietor and property asset holder, and thus generates revenues both from the management of the assets and through the value optimisation of its own real estate portfolio. The Funds division (EUR 1.8 billion in assets under management) generates its revenues by acting as issuer and manager of special real estate funds for institutional investors. Gathered in the business unit Other Investments (EUR 1.6 billion in assets under management) are strategic financial investments, the management of properties in which the company holds no equity stakes, equity investments in property developments, and joint venture investments. DIC Asset AG has been included in the SDAX(R) segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 2006. The Company's shares are also included in the EPRA index, which tracks the performance of the most important European real estate companies.

For more details on DIC Asset AG, go to the internet at www.dic-asset.de.





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