2020 REIT Results

Among the sectors,diversified REITs had the highest average AFFO payout ratio estimate for the first quarter of 2020, at 104.2 percent.

U.S. equity REIT average AFFO payout ratios

As of Mar. 31, 2020.
Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

As of March 31, publicly traded U.S. equity REITs had an average 2020Q1 AFFO payout ratio estimate of 81.8 percent.

Among the sectors, diversified REITs had the highest average AFFO payout ratio estimate for the first quarter of 2020, at 104.2 percent. The health care and other retail sectors followed at 89.6 percent and 86.1 percent, respectively.

On the other hand, regional mall REITs had the lowest average AFFO payout ratio estimate for the first quarter of 2020 at 62.3 percent.

The multifamily REIT sector had a 78.4 percent AFFO payout ratio estimate as of March 31, 2020.

Among the multifamily REITs, Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc.  was on top of the list with 104.2 percent AFFO payout ratio estimate. Following next was Independence Realty Trust Inc. with a 103.4 percent payout ratio estimate.

NextPoint Residential Trust Inc. was at the bottom of the list with a 56.5 percent payout ratio estimate for 2020Q1.

Diana Rose Barrun is an associate in the real estate client operations department of S&P Global Market Intelligence

—Posted on Apr. 24, 2020