Iput aims to deliver 20% growth in dividends over next half-decade

Iput distributed €86.6m to shareholders in 2017, with dividend of €41.41 per share

Iput chief executive Niall Gaffney: raised €205 million in capital during 2017.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Iput chief executive Niall Gaffney: raised €205 million in capital during 2017. Photograph: Eric Luke

 

Property fund company Iput told investors at its annual meeting on Thursday that it was on target to deliver 20 per cent growth in dividends over the next five years. The fund, which has a €2.3 billion portfolio of commercial real estate focusing on Dublin city centre, said net rental income increased 8 per cent to €92.7 million in 2017.

Momentum is continuing into 2018, it said, with new leases signed in the first quarter including a long-term letting at 72 Grafton Street to retailer The White Company. Its current rental income now exceeds €100 million and is expected to growth further.

Iput distributed €86.6 million to shareholders in 2017, with a full-year dividend of €41.41 per share. It raised €205 million in capital during the year.