Debt information

Befimmo arranges financing sources best suited to carry out its strategy. The Company arranges the necessary finance in due time, seeking a balance between cost, duration and diversification of its financing sources. It considers that an Loan-to-value ratio of around 50% is in line with its risk-averse profile in an office market that is fundamentally quite stable. In order to protect its result and EPRA earnings against a rapid rise in interest rates above certain thresholds, Befimmo has put in place a hedging policy. The interest rate hedging policy is designed to hedge a decreasing portion of borrowings over a 10-year period. The objectives and implementation of this policy are regularly reviewed. The choice and level of instruments is based on an analysis of rate forecasts by a number of banks, and arbitrage between the cost of the instrument and their level and type of protection.

As at 30 June 2018

  • 42.16 LOAN-TO-VALUE

  • 44.31 DEBT RATIO

  • 4.76 years WEIGHTED AVERAGE DEBT DURATION

  • 1.97 AVERAGE ANNUALISED FINANCING COST

  • €1,376.1 million CONFIRMED CREDIT FACILITIES

  • 80.1 FIXED-RATE DEBTS (INCL. IRS)

Financial rating

On 16 May 2018, the Standard & Poor’s rating agency confirmed the rating of BBB/outlook stable for Befimmo’s long-term borrowings and A-2 for its short-term borrowings.

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