Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Vital Healthcare buys Perth-based hospital for A$13.5M

Vital Healthcare buys Perth-based psych hospital for A$13.5 mln

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Vital Healthcare Property Trust, New Zealand’s largest listed medical and healthcare property investor, has bought a 31-bed psychiatric hospital in Perth, Western Australia, for A$13.5 million, as it looks to beef up its exposure to the resources-driven state economy.

The property investor's manager, Vital Healthcare Management, said it has unconditionally purchased the Marian Centre hospital in Subiaco, Perth, which offers inpatient, outpatient services and therapy programmes. The purchase price provides an initial yield of about 8.5 percent, and will be funded from Vital's existing bank facility, which it renewed last month with an extra A$100 million, it said. Once the deal settles, Vital will embark on a A$10.8 million redevelopment over the coming year to more than double bed numbers to 66.

"This acquisition aligns perfectly with our strategy to acquire healthcare assets in established medical precincts and add further value by creatign capacity to meet patient and operator demand," chief executive David Carr said in a statement. "We see this transaction as a catalyst for further opportunities in the Western Australian market, wtih Vital now having a diversified presence in all six Australian states."

Units in the trust were unchanged at $1.35, and have gained 5.5 percent this year, outpacing the 3.4 percent gain in the NZX All Index over the same period. The stock is rated a 'hold' by four analyst recommendations compiled by Reuters, with a median price target of $1.39.

The hospital's operator will be Healthe Care, which has entered into a new 20-year lease for the property, with annual CPI reviews and market reviews every 10 years.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Balance Of Trade: NZ Posts Trade Deficit In October On Falling Dairy Exports

New Zealand’s posted its largest monthly trade deficit for October in six years, while narrowing the shortfall from September, led by a fall in dairy exports to China while all main imports into the country rose. More>>

ALSO:

Gigatown Winner: Plenty Of Positives For Dunedin

Although the city has taken the Gigatown title, along with new ultrafast 1Gbps broadband and funding for $700,000 worth of UFB-related initiatives across the community, Mr Cull says Dunedin has gained so much more through its involvement. More>>

ALSO:

R18: The Warehouse Group Praised For Removing Games

The decision by New Zealand’s largest retailer The Warehouse Group (TW Group), to withdraw stocks of the latest version of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) and other R18 games, has been praised by advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Air NZ Wine Awards: Victory For Villa Maria As Pinot Noir Thrills

It was a night to remember as Villa Maria Estate picked up one of the highest accolades of the evening, the O-I New Zealand Reserve Wine of the Show Trophy, at the 28th Air New Zealand Wine Awards. The Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Marlborough ... More>>

ALSO:

Future Brighter Money: RBNZ Releases New Bank Note Designs

New Zealand’s banknotes are getting brighter and better, with the Reserve Bank today unveiling more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news