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In the video, NextInsight and Singapore analysts are, firstly, visiting a residential project of Chiwayland International in the city of Suzhou.

This is phase 2 of Royal Palace, which has just been completed and will be handed over to buyers in 4Q2016.

With that, Chiwayland (which listed on the Singapore Exchange in 2014 through a reverse takeover) will recognise at one go all the revenue and profit attributable to that phase, which is 100% sold.

SUZHOU ROYAL PALACE Saleable GFA
(sqm)
Equity stake
(%)
% sold ASP
(RMB/sqm)
Total cost* (RMB’m) TOP
Phase 1 88,714 75 96 14,893 855.8 2015
Phase 2 54,063 75 100 12,894 584.7 2016
Phase 3 55,125 75 > 90 19,289 551.0 4Q2016

*Total cost refers to land cost and construction cost

In the video, we are next seen crossing a road from phase 2 to phase 3 of Royal Palace, which is under construction.

With a red-hot property market, this phase commanded a much higher average selling price of RMB19,289 psm (S$370 psf) than the first two phases.

showflat9.16A third site we visit in the video is the show house for a newly-launched project, Suzhou Chiway Prime Palace (photo). 

No. of projects Saleable GFA
(sqm)
Under development
Suzhou 3 219,269
Rest of China 5 318,194
Australia 3 38,652
Upcoming projects
Suzhou 4 189,133
Rest of China 6 430,082
Australia 3 145,397
USA 1 7,115
Land acquisitions in 2016
China 4 490,053

These sites are only a fraction of the projects under development and those completed by Chiwayland International.

The table on the right provides a snapshot of the overall picture.  Note that Chiwayland has projects in Australia and the US also, a diversification move that it wants to intensify going forward.

“The Group is at a key inflexion point as we cross mid-year 2016," said Chiwayland executive chairman and CEO Qian Jianrong in a recent press release.

"With the twin engines of growth from Australia and China, we expect good results for the Group in the next two to three years as we deliver on our projects."

Details of each project can be found in Chiwayland's powerpoint materials here.

CFO Chua Hwee Song said in a recent press release that future projects due for completion or to be launched, will offer better margins and will positively impact Chiwayland's earnings as early as 4Q2016.

Chiwayland will deliver two major projects – Suzhou Industrial Park Royal Mansion (Phase 1) and Suzhou Royal Palace (Phase 3) -- in 4Q2016.

More than 90% of these two projects have been sold, which is why "we are confident of achieving profitability for FY2016," he said.

This, despite 1HFY16 experiencing a RMB 54m loss, as compared to a loss of RMB 21m in 1HFY15.

GongMing LiLiangchaoGong Ming (left, China country managing director) and Li Liangchao (head of marketing and sales) were among the Chiwayland management who briefed the Singapore visitors.
Photos by Leong Chan Teik

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Chiwayland CFO and executive director Chua Hwee Song (extreme left) with Singapore visitors at a newly-completed Chiwayland project


Look out for Part 2 of our report later this week

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