Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vancouver, BC – Nov 14, 2013: Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (“PIRET”) (TSX: AAR.UN) is pleased to announce the release of its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Q3 2013 Financial Results

The financial results, consisting of PIRET’s unaudited interim condensed financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) dated November 13th, 2013, are available on SEDAR ( or the PIRET’s website (

Highlights for the nine months ended September 30, 2013:

  • As at September 30, 2013, PIRET’s portfolio consists of 160 properties representing gross leasable area (“GLA”) of over 12.8 million square feet, an increase from 87 properties and 6.9 million square feet of GLA at December 31, 2012. 
  • The occupancy continues to be consistently strong at 97.3% for our portfolio as at September 30, 2013, with a weighted average lease term of 7.3 years. 
  • Investment properties increased to $1,319.4 million as at September 30, 2013 from $743.9 million at December 31, 2012 due primarily to the acquisition of 77 properties with 6.0 million square feet of GLA.  Of these 77 acquisitions, 59 were purchased as part of an industrial portfolio located in Ontario for $360.0 million.  With these acquisitions, PIRET continues to execute its accretive growth strategy and diversify its portfolio geographically.  The acquisitions have strengthened the PIRET’s high quality national and regional tenant base within Canada. 
  • During the quarter, PIRET announced its intention to purchase, by way of a Normal Course Issuer Bid (“NCIB”), for cancellation purposes, up to 3,000,000 Class A units in total, representing approximately 2.21% of the PIRET’s then outstanding Class A units.  During the three months ended September 30, 2013, PIRET purchased and cancelled 531,038 Class A units under its NCIB program at an average cost of $4.19 per unit for a total cost of $2.2 million.  No Class A units were purchased in the same period in 2012. 
  • Loan to Gross Book Value as at September 30, 2013 was 53.8%, up from 51.9% at December 31, 2012.
  • Revenue for the nine months ended September 30th increased 111% from $36.8 million in 2012 to $77.6 million in 2013.   
  • Earnings from property operations increased by 103% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to the same period at September 30, 2012 from $28.1 million to $57.0 million.   
  • Funds from operations (“FFO”)[1] for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased to $36.5 million compared to $17.8 million for the same period in 2012.  On a per unit basis, FFO for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased to $0.304 when compared to $0.266 for the same period in 2012.  On a quarterly basis, PIRET’s FFO per unit increased 18.1% from $0.091 in Q3-2012 to $0.108 in Q3-2013.  The FFO payout ratio for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 trended downward to 77.2% from 85.8% in the same period in 2012.
  • On an Adjusted funds from operations (“AFFO”)1 basis, there was an increase from $16.3 million to $32.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2013 respectively.  On a per unit basis, AFFO was $0.270 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and $0.243 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, an increase of 11.3%.  For the quarter, the AFFO per unit increased 12.1% to $0.095 compared to $0.085 for the same quarter in 2012.  The AFFO payout ratio for the 9 months ended September 30 continues to trend downwards from 94.1% in 2012 to 86.8% in 2013. 


Selected Financial Information

($000s, except per unit basis)
For the nine months
ended September 30
For the three months
ended September 30
  $         77,574
  $         36,848
  $          32,574
  $          13,338
Net operating income
Distributions declared per unit
FFO (1)  per unit (diluted)
        Payout ratio
AFFO (1)  per unit (diluted)
        Payout ratio

Conference Call

As previously announced on October 21, 2013, management will host the conference call at 5:30 pm (EST), 2:30 pm (PST), on Thursday, November 14, 2013, to review the financial results and corporate developments for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

To participate in this conference call, please dial one of the following numbers approximately 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the call, and ask to join the Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust Conference Call.

Dial in numbers:

Toll free dial in number (from Canada and USA)...................................... 1-888-390-0605

International or Local Toronto................................................................... 1-416-764-8609

Conference Call Replay

If you cannot participate on November 14, a replay of the conference call will be available by dialing one of the following replay numbers.  You will be able to dial in and listen to the conference 120 minutes after the meeting end time, and the replay will be available until November 21, 2013.

Please enter the Replay ID# 590393, followed by the # key.

Replay toll free dial in number (from Canada and USA)........................... 1-888-390-0541

Replay international or local Toronto......................................................... 1-416-764-8677

About Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust

PIRET is an unincorporated, open-ended investment trust that acquires, owns and operates a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties in primary markets across Canada.  PIRET focuses exclusively on investing in industrial properties and is the largest internally managed publicly traded REIT in Canada that offers investors exclusive exposure to Canada’s industrial asset class.

Additional information about PIRET is available at or

For more information please contact:

Andrew Greig
Director of Investor Relations
Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
Suite 910, 925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3L2
Phone: (604) 681-5959 or (888) 681-5959

Forward-Looking Information:

Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "should", and similar expressions.  These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by PIRET.

Although PIRET believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because PIRET can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct.  Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.  Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks.  These include, but are not limited to, the failure to satisfy the conditions to complete the acquisition, the inability to obtain mortgage financing on expected terms, competitive factors in the industries in which PIRET operates, prevailing economic conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of PIRET.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent PIRET’s expectations as of the date hereof, and are subject to change after such date. PIRET disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.


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[1] FFO and AFFO are widely accepted supplemental measures of financial performance for real estate entities.  However, these measures are not defined under IFRS.  PIRET’s MD&A, available on SEDAR at, provides more detail regarding this measure.