Comparison Between Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), 2011


Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) becoming popular in Malaysia due to high dividend yield paid by the management company. Currently, there are 14 REITs approved by Security Commission (SC) and listed in Bursa Malaysia.

The main advantage of (REIT) when compare with actual property investment is the investors earn better liquidity and cash flow.

How do they performed? The table below shows the comparison between the 14 REIT available in Malaysia in terms of Market Capitalization, Earnings per Share (EPS) and Dividend Yield for the past 1 year.

REIT Symbol Market Cap (RM mil) Price (RM) EPS (sen) Yearly Dividend (sen) Dividend Yield (%)
Al-`Aqar KPJ REIT ALAQAR 673 1.16 8.11 7.73 6.66
Al-Hadharah Boustead REIT BSDREIT 896 1.43 14.74 10.00 6.99
Amanah Harta Tanah PNB AHP 107 1.07 10.20 7.20 6.73
AmanahRaya REIT ARREIT 545 0.95 7.90 7.32 7.71
AmFirst REIT AMFIRST 519 1.21 4.69 12.69 10.49
Atrium REIT ATRIUM 130 1.07 9.78 8.60 8.04
Axis REIT AXREIT 891 2.37 30.26 16.00 6.75
CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust (*) CMMT 1,719 1.15 8.10 3.40 2.96
Hektar REIT HEKTAR 435 1.36 12.24 10.30 7.57
Quill Capita Trust QCAPITA 406 1.04 8.35 8.03 7.72
Starhill REIT STAREIT 1,032 0.88 6.89 6.49 7.42
Sunway REIT (**) SUNREIT 2,980 1.11 14.88 4.96 4.47
Tower REIT TWRREIT 338 1.19 10.94 10.00 8.40
UOA REIT UOAREIT 588 1.39 12.45 9.97 7.17

* New REIT. Data only for 6 months period
** New REIT. Data only for 9 months period

Based on these data, AmFirst REIT gives the highest dividend yield and follow by Tower REIT.

Are you investing in REIT?

Leave a Comment

  • farhan 9th May, 2011, 3:54 pm

    I think next post should be How To Invest in REIT 🙂

  • 9th May, 2011, 8:16 pm


    It can be done but basically it is similar on “how to invest in Bursa Malaysia” because these REITs listed there.

  • ChampDog 9th May, 2011, 10:09 pm

    I thought REIT and the company which provides the REIT is the 2 different thing?

  • GBuddy 9th May, 2011, 10:47 pm

    I once own Atrium, AHP, al-Aqar, and Sunreit. Small amount only. Divident is consistent but not that much. Cap appreciation so slow. Now dont have any.

    But I believe for long term, Reit is worth it…

    • wan 4th September, 2011, 1:38 pm

      mine is arreit, atrium, hektar and amfirst. i invest for the dividend. the capital appreciation is very slow

  • yazryyahya 11th May, 2011, 5:34 pm

    yang mana satu REIT follow syariah?

  • 11th May, 2011, 7:33 pm


    Shariah REIT are Al-`Aqar KPJ REIT, Al-Hadharah Boustead REIT & Axis REIT.

  • yazryyahya 13th May, 2011, 11:52 pm

    tapi saya check di Al Aqar & Al hadharah xde simbol [S]…

  • yazryyahya 13th May, 2011, 11:54 pm

    btw.. dividen yield itu company bagi setiap suku tahunan ( Quarterly ) ke atau setahun sekali bro?

  • 14th May, 2011, 4:04 am


    I don’t know how you check but that 3 REITs are confirm shariah counter. You can check at Security Commission webpage.

    The number of payment not fixed. Some pay 2 times some pay 4 times.

  • yazryyahya 14th May, 2011, 10:47 pm

    ok tqvm. nice info.

  • khalid 17th July, 2011, 7:17 pm

    exactly, how much can we invest in REITs at a time? is there any minimum for investing in REITs? or any maximum at any given time?

  • 17th July, 2011, 8:44 pm

    khalid, minimum is 100 unit & no maximum.

    • Alex 9th November, 2011, 10:22 pm

      I am new in reits / stocks, when you say 100 unit, does it equivalent to 1 lot, if the current prices is 1.17, is equal to RM117? Besides that, where can i purchase SUNWAY REITS?Kindly enlighten me

  • kec 20th August, 2011, 10:06 am

    Good site. Anywhere AmFirst dividend was only RM0.0975 for both year ended 31/3/2010 & 31/3/2011.

  • Ng Wei Siong 12th September, 2011, 10:06 pm

    I like Hektar Reit, at current price RM1.29, the dividend yields is 7% a yr, given out quarterly. If u own 13 lots of Hektar, u gonna get average passive income of RM100/mth!!

  • 10th November, 2011, 7:16 am

    Alex, your calculation is OK but need to add brokerage fees, stamp duty & clearing fees. You can buy from Bursa Malaysia. Prior to that you need to have CDS & trading account.

    • vino 21st November, 2011, 4:30 pm

      True..RM 100 sounds like a good deal but it will erode the profit when we pay the brokerage fees. Unless we go long term. Btw itz RM 100 per year not month.

  • KY 4th January, 2012, 10:11 am

    I like Reits as it can provide both returns in divident and capital appreciation, i invested in Sun reit in Feb 2011 at 1.03, so far received 3 times divident of RM40+ net in total, divident returns is arround 4+% net…today the counter traded at 1.20, , capital appreciation = 1.20 – 1.03 = 0.17/1.03 = 16.5% + divident returns of 4%, total returns = 20% gross. if every year can get the same returns, woo, really a goose that can lay golden eggs, it is also better than invest in the physical properties as no headache in tenant, no need to pay all the fees (assessment, fire insurace, m.fess, indah water, quite rent, monthly loan repayment) in maintianing the physical properties. My next target is either Pavillion or CMMT? which is better?

  • izat 28th August, 2012, 12:57 am

    can i know…its good i invest in new IPO IGB REIT…i want to know ur suggestion admin…tq

    • 28th August, 2012, 11:41 am

      It is safe to invest in IGB REIT as they own very popular shopping mall, but the dividend yield is on the lower side when compare with other REIT.

  • CK 21st December, 2012, 5:18 pm

    From the table above, would you kindly teach me how do I pick the best Reit to invest? Price aside, should I look at the Yearly Dividend (sen) which is the actual dividend payout instead of Dividend Yield (%) which I believe is the % of dividend payout?