RoCE of leading REITs listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) 2018

Return on capital employed (RoCE) is a measure of profitability and efficiency of a company and is calculated as the ratio of earnings before interest and tax to capital employed. A higher the ratio indicates a more profitable company. Among the real estate investment trusts (REITs) trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) with highest market cap as of January 31, 2020, Tritax Big Box Reit PLC ranked first by RoCE. In 2018, the REIT had RoCE of 9.71 percent. A REIT is a company that manages property on behalf of shareholders. Rather than developing new properties or reselling, REITs usually specialize in leasing space, collecting rent and then distributing dividends to shareholders. Mortgage REITs focus on lending money to real estate owners and operators.

Leading real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 2018, by return on capital employed

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

REITs with highest market cap as of 31 January 2020 according to the London Stock Exchange and their list of REITs.

* Data valid for financial years ending: 31 Dec 2018: Segro PLC, Unite Group PLC, Derwent London PLC, Tritax Big Box Reit PLC, Primary Health Properties PLC, Hammerson PLC

31 Mar 2019: Land Securities Group PLC, British Land Co PLC, Great Portland Estates PLC, Workspace Group PLC, Big Yellow Group PLC, LondonMetric Property PLC, Assura PLC

31 Sep 2019: Shaftesbury PLC

31 Oct 2019: Safestore Holdings PLC

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