European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) recently published the new key ratio EPRA LTV with the aim of creating a comparable LTV ratio in the real estate industry. Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (publ) (“SBB”) has noted that some market participants have interpreted the basis for the new key ratio as that ordinary shares of series D should be considered as debt. SBB has today received a clarification from EPRA that this is not the case. This means that EPRA, like the rating agencies, count D-shares as equity, which they are.
EPRA has also made this clear in its FAQ documentation on the new key figure, which is available here: https://www.epra.com/finance/financial-reporting/guidelines.
For further information, please contact:
Ilija Batljan, CEO and Founder of Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB, [email protected]