DGAP-News: Deutsche Wohnen AG: Interim result as at 31 March 2014 - Deutsche Wohnen makes a successful start to the financial

 DGAP-News: Deutsche Wohnen AG: Interim result as at 31 March 2014 - Deutsche  Wohnen makes a successful start to the financial year 2014  DGAP-News: Deutsche Wohnen AG / Key word(s): Interim Report/Quarter Results Deutsche Wohnen AG: Interim result as at 31 March 2014 - Deutsche Wohnen makes a successful start to the financial year 2014  14.05.2014 / 07:03  ---------------------------------------------------------------------  Interim result as at 31 March 2014  Deutsche Wohnen makes a successful start to the financial year 2014    - Group profit increased by 74% to EUR 45.5 million   - FFO (without disposals) raised by 91% to EUR 59.1 million  Frankfurt/Main and Berlin, 14 May 2014. With a Group profit of EUR 45.5 million Deutsche Wohnen was able to markedly increase its result for the opening quarter of 2014 by around 74% following the takeover of GSW.  The key performance figure Funds from Operations (FFO, without disposals) increased in comparison to the previous year by approximately 91% to EUR 59.1 million (previous year: EUR 30.9 million). The FFO per share increased by 5% to EUR 0.21, already reflecting the profitability of the GSW takeover. As at the reporting date, the Loan-to-Value Ratio (LTV) was 56.5% (31 December 2013: 57.3%). The intrinsic value of the company, measured as EPRA NAV (undiluted), rose to EUR 14.22 per share (31 December 2013: EUR 13.99 per share) in the first quarter 2014.  Convincing operational performance  Over the past twelve months Deutsche Wohnen (stand-alone) was able to achieve rental growth in its Core+ regions of 4.2% on a like-for-like basis, with a vacancy rate of just 1.6%. Rental increase in Berlin, Deutsche Wohnen's largest location, was 4.6%, being also a result of the effects arising from the implementation of the 2013 rent index.  In addition, Deutsche Wohnen benefits from the continuing high demand for apartments as investment for owner-occupiers and investors. In the first quarter 2014 a total of 2,607 units were sold with gross margins of 49% in the case of single privatisations and 14% in the case of institutional sales.  Liquidity of the Deutsche Wohnen share continues to increase  In the first quarter the market capitalisation of Deutsche Wohnen rose further to around EUR 4.4 billion. This reinforces the strong position of the company in the sector - both nationally and internationally. At the same time, the trading volume rose, too, i.e. the liquidity of the share continues to grow. With a closing price of EUR 15.56 as at the reporting date 31 March 2014 the Deutsche Wohnen share achieved a price increase of approximately 11% in comparison to the beginning of the year. Hence the Deutsche Wohnen share performed considerably better than the MDAX, which registered a slight minus at the end of the first quarter.  FFO forecast confirmed  The integration of the GSW Group is proceeding positively and therefore well on track. This confirms the forecast of an FFO (without disposals) - without further acquisitions - of at least EUR 210 million for the financial year 2014. Taking into consideration an 8% minority stake in GSW, an FFO (without disposals) of around EUR 203 million is anticipated.   Deutsche Wohnen  Deutsche Wohnen is one of the largest publicly listed residential property companies in Germany and Europe with a business focus on managing and developing its residential property portfolio. As at 31 March 2014 the portfolio comprised a total of 150,895 units, of which 148,797 are residential units and 2,098 commercial properties. The company is listed in the Deutsche Börse's MDAX and is also included in the leading indices EPRA/NAREIT and GPR 250.   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Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de  ---------------------------------------------------------------------   Language:    English                                                Company:     Deutsche Wohnen AG                                                  Pfaffenwiese 300                                                    65929 Frankfurt am Main                                             Germany                                                Phone:       +49 (0)30 89786-0                                      Fax:         +49 (0)30 89786-507                                    E-mail:      ir@deutsche-wohnen.com                                 Internet:    http://www.deutsche-wohnen.com                         ISIN:        DE000A0HN5C6, DE000A1X3R56, DE0006283302,              WKN:         A0HN5C, A1X3R5, 628330                                 Indices:     MDAX                                                   Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);                    Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München,                Stuttgart                                                  End of News    DGAP News-Service   ---------------------------------------------------------------------   267570 14.05.2014                                                        
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