17. February 2020 | 11:15 CET
HELMA Eigenheimbau AG - the real estate pearl from Lower Saxony
HELMA Eigenheimbau AG is one of the leading German construction service providers with a full-service offer. The focus is on the development, planning, sale and construction management of individually planned single-family homes, which are built in traditional solid construction on the customer's land. Via the subsidiary HELMA Wohnungsbau GmbH, which acts as a broadly diversified project developer and property developer, there is also the possibility to acquire the individual dream house in various metropolitan regions of Germany, also together with a suitable plot of land, from one source.
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Holiday properties on the North and Baltic Sea
The group also offers high-quality semi-detached houses, terraced houses and residential construction projects in selected locations. With the realisation of holiday homes and apartments in infrastructurally well developed locations, mainly on the North and Baltic Sea coast, the subsidiary HELMA Ferienimmobilien GmbH is also one of the leading companies in its market segment.
The offer is mainly directed at private customers for own use or as capital investment. The subsidiary Hausbau Finanz GmbH completes the HELMA Group's range of products and services as a financing and construction insurance broker.
Growth secured by acquisition
In an announcement dated February 5th, 2020, HELMA Eigenheimbau AG announced the securing of further holiday property projects. Via the subsidiary HELMA Ferienimmobilien GmbH, a 33,200 sqm property on the North Sea peninsula Butjadingen, a popular holiday region, was acquired. Within the scope of the new project 'NordseeResort Burhave' about 190 units are to be built.
In addition to this, the HELMA subsidiary has acquired another 233,500 sqm plot of land in the Sauerland-Rothaargebirge Nature Park at Lake Sorpe, an equally well-known tourism region. Around 350 holiday homes and apartments in the medium price segment are to be built here.
Building land is in demand
Secured properties are important for growth. Particularly in connection with high demand for residential real estate, especially in the conurbations, building land prices have risen sharply. As a result, the high level of land holdings can be considered very valuable, according to the experts at GBC Research.
Sales expectations underpinned
In their calculation for HELMA, the same applies as before, according to which in the property development sector alone, should the aforementioned sales potentials be exploited in the next five years, annual sales of around EUR 280 million can be easily achieved. This assumption is further supported by the recent land acquisitions.
In addition, the company plans to generate annual sales revenues of around EUR 100 million in the construction services segment, in which properties are built on the buyer's land. This makes the annual target revenue figure of around EUR 300 million very realistic.
GBC Research confirms assessment
The analysts of GBC stick to their sales and earnings estimates. On the basis of their DCF valuation model, which also remains unchanged, they confirm their price target of EUR 65.00 and continue to assign the BUY rating.