RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $26.61 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; SI Rating: Average) is Canada’s largest REIT. RioCan has total assets of $4.6 billion, consisting of ownership interests in a portfolio of 206 retail properties across Canada, including nine under development. These properties contain over 52.1 million square feet of leasable area.
RioCan’s revenue in the three months ended December 31, 2006 was $151.2 million, up 8.8% from $138.9 million a year earlier. Cash flow per unit rose 14.7%, to $0.39 from $0.34. Portfolio occupancy is at an all-time high of 97.7%. RioCan’s annual distribution of $1.32 gives it a current yield of 5.0%.
RioCan is still a buy.