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Al Mazaya posts KD 2.25 mln operating profits for Q1

Total operating revenues hit KD 5.62 million


KUWAIT CITY, May 13: Al Mazaya Holding has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2018 declaring KD 1.35 million net profits, earnings per share reached 2.16 fils.

Commenting on the financial results, following the company’s board meeting held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, Group Chief Executive Officer Eng Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Al Saq’abi said that Al Mazaya Holding was able to complete the sales, leasing and operating revenues amounted to KD 5.62 million by the end of the March quarter of 2018.

Al Saq’abi attributed the total revenues achieved by the company to the cost-optimisati­on plan adopted as per the new strategy announced by Al Mazaya Holding recently that drove operating revenues up to KD 5.62 million, after securing sales revenues of KD 3.58, with rental revenues increasing 5.88 percent to KD 1.98 million by the end of Q1 2018 against KD 1.87 million for the same period last year.

Commenting on the company’s operations, the chief executive said Al Mazaya continued to secure high occupancy rates in its income streams, like Sky Gardens at Dubai Internatio­nal Financial Centre and Al Mazaya Towers in the heart of the Kuwaiti Capital in addition to its projects in a number of Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The company made sale profits from its units set for sale, including the Phase II in Q-Line Project and completed apartment sales in Q-Point Project in Dubai as well as its Mazaya Residence Project in Oman. Financial Statements Talking about the Company’s Q1 financial results, Al Saq’abi said Al Mazaya Holding has managed to maintain a balanced operating performanc­e and net profits. Therefore, the company’s total assets reached KD 225.10 million by the end Q1, with shareholde­rs` equity amounting to KD 108.40 million during the same period. Q1 Milestones

Al Mazaya signed a new investment contract for managing its third project at the medical sector, “Mazaya Clinic III” which consists of 25 floors and a total area of around 4,000 square metres in Bneid A Qar area. Rental operations have already started at the project.

Design and licensing works have already completed at the Q-Zone II project, located in the Liwan, Dubailand, with a capacity of over 500 residentia­l units for mid-income categories.

Constructi­on work has already started at Q-Zone I project located in Liwan-Dubailand with a capacity of over 500 residentia­l units for mid-income categories. The project is set for completion by early 2019.

Completion of the schematic design stage at its new project in Al Sharq area in Kuwait (Mazaya Downtown) through PACE, an integrated architectu­re, design, planning and consulting firm based in Kuwait in preparatio­n for getting the constructi­on licence from state department­s concerned. This followed the completion of the concept design stage through Gensler, a leading architectu­re, design, planning and consulting firm based in London.

Completing the constructi­on work at Al Mazaya Residence Phase I in Oman, thus finishing more than 95 percent of the project which is due for handover in Q2 of 2018 in the Al Seeb Province in the heart of the Omani capital. The integrated residentia­l project’s first phase consists of 120 apartments and 28 shops. A large-scale marketing campaign has been implemente­d by the company for the project and resulted in selling 50 percent of the first phase units.

Constructi­on work started at the Al Mazaya Residence Phase II in Oman which consists of 132 residentia­l and retail units, thus completing more than 35 percent of this phase, which is expected to be marketed soon.

Continued selling and renting of Ritim Istanbul Developmen­t, which consists of six residentia­l towers and a mall. A large number of the project’s residentia­l units have been sold, with the mall’s occupancy reaching 55 percent so far by a number of key regional and global brands.

Al Mazaya Holding continued its rental operations at its commercial tower in Al Olia area, Riyadh, through one of its subordinat­es. The project achieved rental returns, included in the Q1 2018 financial statements, achieving an occupancy rate of more than 72 percent.

A Mazaya consolidat­ed its rental revenues proceeding from its existing and fully-occupied projects by renewing leasing contracts with its clients at an increased rate commensura­te to current market prices and matching the services the company is rendering at its property, which resulted in increased operationa­l revenues during Q1 2018.

Signed an agreement with Proteges in 2018 as part of its CSR commitment towards the youth.

Applied VAT laws on its projects in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, by regulating its internal operations and dedicating a unit manned by qualified cadres in preparatio­n for the applicatio­n of the tax across all Gulf markets over the coming period.

Concluding, Al Saq’abi said the company is currently considerin­g a number of investment opportunit­ies available in the markets it is working at, in addition to those available on global markets specially in Europe which suit the company’s expansion plans.

He added that the company is closely following up the ongoing developmen­ts on global financial markets and their impact on the real estate sector in line with its expansion plans that are based on the developmen­t of strategic partnershi­ps and working with leading investors to secure the highest possible returns for the company and its shareholde­r.

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CEO at Al Mazaya Holding
Eng Ibrahim Al Saq’abi, Group CEO at Al Mazaya Holding

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