DCT Industrial Trust® Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results

Net Earnings of $0.21 per Diluted Share in Q4 and $1.03 per Diluted Share in 2016

FFO, as adjusted, of $0.59 per Diluted Share in Q4 and $2.27 per Diluted Share in 2016

Consolidated Operating Occupancy Increased to 97.2 Percent

Same-Store NOI Growth of 8.9 Percent on a Cash Basis and 7.4 Percent on a Straight-Line Basis in Q4; 5.9 Percent on a Cash Basis and Straight Line-Basis for 2016

Rent Growth of 19.3 Percent on a Straight-Line Basis and 8.9 Percent on a Cash Basis in Q4; 18.4 Percent on a Straight-Line Basis and 7.5 Percent on a Cash Basis for 2016

DENVER--()--DCT Industrial Trust® (NYSE: DCT), a leading real estate company, today announced financial results for the three months and year ending December 31, 2016.

“2016 was another outstanding year for DCT with strong operating results and value creation for our shareholders”

“2016 was another outstanding year for DCT with strong operating results and value creation for our shareholders,” said Phil Hawkins, President and CEO for DCT Industrial. “Operationally, we saw excellent rent, occupancy and same-store NOI growth, and our development program continues to significantly exceed expectations. We stabilized 5.8 million square feet of development and redevelopment in 2016 with an investment of approximately $437 million and commenced construction on 3.5 million square feet with a projected investment of $240 million.”

Net income attributable to common stockholders (“Net Earnings”) for Q4 2016 was $19.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $38.5 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, reported for Q4 2015, a decrease of 51.2 percent per diluted share. For the year ending December 31, 2016, Net Earnings was $93.1 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, compared to $94.0 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, reported for the year ending December 31, 2015, a decrease of 1.9 percent per diluted share.

Funds from operations (“FFO”), as adjusted, attributable to common stockholders and unitholders for Q4 2016 totaled $56.0 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared with $49.6 million, or $0.53 per diluted share for Q4 2015, an 11.3 percent increase. These results exclude $0.5 million of acquisition costs and a $0.9 million decrease in interest expense related to hedge ineffectiveness for the quarter ending December 31, 2016, and $3.6 million of severance costs for the quarter ending December 31, 2015.

For the year ending December 31, 2016, FFO, as adjusted, totaled $214.7 million, or $2.27 per diluted share, compared with $186.4 million, or $2.00 per diluted share, for the year ending December 31, 2015, an increase of 13.5 percent per diluted share. These results exclude $1.1 million of acquisition costs and a $0.4 million decrease in interest expense related to hedge ineffectiveness for the year ending December 31, 2016, and $1.9 million of acquisition costs and $3.6 million of severance costs for the year ending December 31, 2015.

Property Results and Leasing Activity

As of December 31, 2016, DCT Industrial owned 401 consolidated operating properties, totaling 64.7 million square feet, with occupancy of 97.2 percent, an increase of 100 basis points from Q3 2016 and an increase of 280 basis points over Q4 2015. On a same-portfolio basis, the net impact of acquisitions, dispositions and placing developments into operations increased occupancy by 70 basis points. Approximately 309,000 square feet, or 0.5 percent of DCT Industrial’s total consolidated portfolio, was leased but not occupied at December 31, 2016, which does not take into consideration 441,000 square feet of leases in development buildings either under construction or in pre-development.

In Q4 2016, the Company signed leases totaling 1.6 million square feet with rental rates increasing 19.3 percent on a straight-line basis and 8.9 percent on a cash basis, compared to the corresponding expiring leases. For the full-year, the Company signed leases totaling 14.3 million square feet with rental rates increasing 18.4 percent on a straight-line basis and 7.5 percent on a cash basis. The Company’s tenant retention rate was 78.4 percent in Q4 2016 and 76.4 percent for the year ending December 31, 2016.

Net operating income (“NOI”) was $77.6 million in Q4 2016, compared with $66.1 million in Q4 2015. For the year ending December 31, 2016, NOI was $294.5 compared to $260.9 million for the year ending December 31, 2015.

In Q4 2016, same-store NOI, excluding revenue from lease terminations, increased 8.9 percent on a cash basis and 7.4 percent on a straight-line basis, when compared to Q4 2015. Same-store occupancy averaged 96.7 percent in Q4 2016, an increase of 170 basis points from Q4 2015. For the year ending December 31, 2016, same-store NOI, excluding revenue from lease terminations, increased 5.9 percent on both a cash and straight-line basis, when compared with the year ending December 31, 2015. Same-store occupancy averaged 96.8 percent for the full-year 2016, an increase of 180 basis points over the full-year 2015.

Investment Activity

Acquisitions

Since September 30, 2016, DCT Industrial acquired four buildings for $41.7 million. Totaling 351,000 square feet, these buildings were 100.0 percent occupied at the time of closing. The Company expects a year-one weighted-average cash yield of 5.5 percent and anticipates a weighted-average stabilized cash yield of 6.2 percent on the acquired assets.

The table below summarizes acquisitions since September 30, 2016:

Market     Submarket     Square Feet     Occupancy

at Closing

    Closed     Anticipated

Yield1

Northern California     880 Corridor     66,000     100.0%     Oct-16     7.5%
Chicago I-55 Corridor 45,000 100.0% Oct-16 6.1%
Denver Northeast 146,000 100.0%2 Nov-16 5.9%
Chicago     North DuPage     94,000     100.0%     Dec-16     4.3%
Total/Weighted Average 351,000 100.0% 6.2%
1   Anticipated yield represents year-one cash yield for stabilized acquisitions and projected stabilized cash yield for value-add acquisitions.
2 Property has known year-one move-out, anticipated yield reflects projected releasing of this space.
 

Development and Redevelopment

Since September 30, 2016, DCT Industrial stabilized 877,000 square feet of development and redevelopment at an anticipated weighted-average yield of 7.4 percent and an investment of approximately $79.0 million. The Company also commenced construction on 1.3 million square feet and purchased 65.4 acres for the future development of 1.2 million square feet.

Highlights since DCT Industrial’s Q3 2016 Earnings Release:

  • Completed and stabilized 22290 Hathaway Avenue, a 297,000 square foot redevelopment located in the Hayward submarket of Northern California.
  • Executed a 116,000 square foot lease for DCT Commerce Center Building C, bringing the 136,000 square foot building, located in the Airport West submarket of Miami, to 85.6 percent leased.
  • Acquired 53.3 acres in the Fife/Tacoma submarket of Seattle to develop DCT Blair Logistics Center, a two-building development totaling 972,000 square feet.
  • Acquired 8.3 acres in the I-55 Corridor submarket of Chicago and commenced construction of DCT Greenwood, a 140,000 square foot distribution building. Construction is scheduled to be complete in Q4 2017.
  • Acquired 3.8 acres in the Southwest Broward County submarket of Miami, through a 90 percent-owned joint venture, to develop Seneca Commerce Center Building IV, a 62,000 square foot distribution building. The building is located in DCT Industrial’s Seneca Commerce Center development project, a five-building industrial park that will total 719,000 square feet. The Company also commenced construction on Building I in the development, a 222,000 square foot building scheduled to be complete in Q3 2017.
  • Commenced construction of SCLA Building 18, a 370,000 square foot building located in Victorville, CA, which is owned by an unconsolidated joint venture.3 The building is 42.0 percent pre-leased with construction scheduled to be complete in Q3 2017.
  • Commenced construction of DCT Miller Road, a 270,000 square foot building located in the Northwest submarket of Dallas. Construction is scheduled to be complete in Q3 2017.
  • Commenced construction of DCT Commerce Center Building E, a 162,000 square foot building located in the Airport West submarket of Miami. The building is 82.6 percent pre-leased with construction scheduled to be complete in Q4 2017.
  • Commenced construction of DCT DFW Trade Center, a 112,000 square foot building located in the DFW Airport submarket of Dallas. Construction is scheduled to be complete in Q3 2017.

3 DCT Industrial does not control this unconsolidated joint venture.

Dispositions

Since September 30, 2016, DCT Industrial sold four buildings totaling 925,000 square feet for total gross proceeds of $20.1 million with an expected year-one weighted-average cash yield of 6.9 percent.

The table below summarizes dispositions since September 30, 2016:

Market     Submarket     Square Feet     Occupancy     Closed
Indianapolis (3 buildings)     East County       823,000       47.7 %   Nov-16
Dallas     Northeast       102,000       100.0 %   Dec-16
Total/Weighted Average 925,000 53.5 %
 

Capital Markets

Since September 30, 2016, DCT Industrial raised $37.1 million in net proceeds from the sale of common stock through its “at the market” equity offering. The Company issued approximately 796,000 shares at a weighted-average price of $47.17 per share. The proceeds were used to fund development and general corporate activities.

Dividend

DCT Industrial’s Board of Directors declared a $0.31 per share quarterly cash dividend, payable on April 12, 2017 to stockholders of record as of March 31, 2017.

Guidance

The Company’s guidance for 2017 Net Earnings (EPS) is between $0.46 and $0.56 per diluted share.

The Company’s 2017 FFO guidance, as adjusted, is between $2.32 and $2.42 per diluted share.

The Company’s guidance excludes any potential non-cash interest expense related to hedge ineffectiveness and gains related to future dispositions.

For additional details, assumptions and definitions related to the Company’s 2017 guidance, please refer to page 8 in DCT Industrial’s Q4 2016 supplemental reporting package.

Conference Call Information

DCT Industrial will host a conference call to discuss Q4 and full-year 2016 results on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Stockholders and interested parties may listen to a live broadcast of the conference call by dialing (877) 506-6112 or (412) 902-6686. A telephone replay will be available through Wednesday, May 3, 2017 and can be accessed by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 and entering the passcode 10098822. A live webcast of the conference call will be available in the Investors section of the DCT Industrial website at www.dctindustrial.com. A webcast replay will also be available shortly following the call until February 3, 2018.

Supplemental information is available in the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.dctindustrial.com or by e-mail request to investorrelations@dctindustrial.com. Interested parties may also obtain supplemental information from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

About DCT Industrial Trust®

DCT Industrial is a leading real estate company specializing in the ownership, acquisition, development, leasing and management of bulk-distribution and light-industrial properties in high-demand distribution markets in the U.S. DCT’s actively-managed portfolio is strategically located near population centers and well-positioned to take advantage of market dynamics. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in approximately 74.0 million square feet of properties leased to approximately 900 customers. DCT maintains a Baa2 rating from Moody’s Investors Service and a BBB from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services. Additional information is available at www.dctindustrial.com.

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DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share information)

 
December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
ASSETS (unaudited)
Land $ 1,075,995 $ 1,009,905
Buildings and improvements 3,202,293 2,886,859
Intangible lease assets 78,356 84,420
Construction in progress 72,829   159,397  
Total investment in properties 4,429,473 4,140,581
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (839,773 ) (742,980 )
Net investment in properties 3,589,700 3,397,601
Investments in and advances to unconsolidated joint ventures 95,606   82,635  
Net investment in real estate 3,685,306 3,480,236
Cash and cash equivalents 10,286 18,412
Restricted cash 7,346 31,187

Straight-line rent and other receivables, net of allowance for doubtful
  accounts of $379 and $335, respectively

79,889 60,357
Other assets, net 25,315 15,964
Assets held for sale   26,199  
Total assets $ 3,808,142   $ 3,632,355  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 93,097 $ 108,788
Distributions payable 29,622 26,938
Tenant prepaids and security deposits 32,884 29,663
Other liabilities 37,403 18,398
Intangible lease liabilities, net 21,421 22,070
Line of credit 75,000 70,000
Senior unsecured notes 1,351,969 1,276,097
Mortgage notes 201,959 210,375
Liabilities related to assets held for sale   869  
Total liabilities 1,843,355   1,763,198  
 
Equity:

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, none
  outstanding

Shares-in-trust, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, none outstanding

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized 91,516,113
  and 88,313,891 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2016
  and December 31, 2015, respectively

915 883
Additional paid-in capital 2,884,806 2,766,193
Distributions in excess of earnings (1,005,728 ) (992,010 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (17,944 ) (23,082 )
Total stockholders’ equity 1,862,049 1,751,984
Noncontrolling interests 102,738   117,173  
Total equity 1,964,787   1,869,157  
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,808,142   $ 3,632,355  
 
       

DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share information)

 
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2016     2015 2016     2015
REVENUES: (unaudited) (unaudited)
Rental revenues $ 101,853 $ 88,822 $ 391,360 $ 353,091
Institutional capital management and other fees 377   472   1,416   1,606  
Total revenues 102,230   89,294   392,776   354,697  
 
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Rental expenses 8,967 8,539 36,797 35,995
Real estate taxes 15,291 14,137 60,020 56,219
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 41,090 39,134 161,334 156,010
General and administrative 8,290 9,665 29,280 34,577
Impairment losses 1,914 2,285
Casualty gain (475 ) (414 ) (2,753 ) (414 )
Total operating expenses 73,163   72,975   284,678   284,672  
Operating income 29,067 16,319 108,098 70,025
 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
Development profit, net of taxes 2,627

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint
  ventures, net

1,135 937 4,118 7,273
Gain on dispositions of real estate interests 6,843 36,785 49,895 77,871
Interest expense (16,205 ) (13,464 ) (64,035 ) (54,055 )
Interest and other income (expense) (30 ) 31 551 (40 )
Income tax expense and other taxes (81 ) (24 ) (591 ) (736 )

Consolidated net income
  of DCT Industrial Trust Inc.

20,729 40,584 98,036 102,965

Net income attributable to noncontrolling
  interests

(1,038 ) (2,035 ) (4,976 ) (8,917 )

Net income attributable to common
  stockholders

19,691   38,549   93,060   94,048  

Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated
  to participating securities

(172 ) (168 ) (669 ) (678 )

Adjusted net income attributable
  to common stockholders

$ 19,519   $ 38,381   $ 92,391   $ 93,370  
 
NET EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE:
Basic $ 0.21   $ 0.44   $ 1.03   $ 1.06  
Diluted $ 0.21   $ 0.43   $ 1.03   $ 1.05  
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:
Basic 91,069 88,241 89,867 88,182
Diluted 91,185   88,614   89,982   88,514  
 
Distributions declared per common share $ 0.31 $ 0.28 $ 1.18 $ 1.12
 
       

Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders to Funds from Operations

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share and unit data)

 

For the Three Months
Ended December 31,

For the Twelve Months
Ended December 31,

2016     2015   2016     2015
Reconciliation of net income attributable to common stockholders to FFO:
Net income attributable to common stockholders $ 19,691 $ 38,549 $ 93,060 $ 94,048
Adjustments:
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 41,090 39,134 161,334 156,010
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures, net (1,135 ) (937 ) (4,118 ) (7,273 )
Equity in FFO of unconsolidated joint ventures(1) 2,946 2,478 10,267 9,902
Impairment losses on depreciable real estate 1,914 2,285

Gain on dispositions of real estate interests

(6,843 ) (36,785 ) (49,895 ) (77,871 )

Gain (loss) on dispositions of non-depreciable real estate

43 (18 ) 43
Noncontrolling interest in the above adjustments (1,571 ) (401 ) (5,576 ) (4,487 )
FFO attributable to unitholders 2,144   2,060   8,930   8,274  
FFO attributable to common stockholders and unitholders – basic and diluted(2) 56,365   45,994   214,045   180,888  
Adjustments:
Acquisition costs 524 4 1,084 1,943
Severance costs 3,558 3,558
Hedge ineffectiveness (non-cash) (867 )   (414 )  

FFO, as adjusted, attributable to common stockholders and unitholders – basic
  and diluted

 

$ 56,022   $ 49,556   $ 214,715   $ 186,389  
 
FFO per common share and unit – basic $ 0.59   $ 0.49   $ 2.27   $ 1.95  
FFO per common share and unit – diluted $ 0.59   $ 0.49   $ 2.27   $ 1.94  
 
FFO, as adjusted, per common share and unit – basic $ 0.59   $ 0.53   $ 2.28   $ 2.00  
FFO, as adjusted, per common share and unit – diluted $ 0.59   $ 0.53   $ 2.27   $ 2.00  
 
FFO weighted average common shares and units outstanding:
Common shares for net earnings per share 91,069 88,241 89,867 88,182
Participating securities 569 555 563 560
Units 3,581   4,136   3,912   4,227  
FFO weighted average common shares, participating securities and units outstanding – basic 95,219 92,932 94,342 92,969
Dilutive common stock equivalents 116   373   115   332  
FFO weighted average common shares, participating securities and units outstanding – diluted 95,335   93,305   94,457   93,301  
(1)   Equity in FFO of unconsolidated joint ventures is determined as our share of FFO from each unconsolidated joint venture. See DCT Industrial's fourth quarter 2016 supplemental reporting package for additional information.
(2) FFO as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).
 
   

Guidance

 

The Company is providing the following guidance:

 
Range for the Full-Year
2017
Low     High
Guidance:
Net earnings per common share-diluted (EPS)   $ 0.46   $ 0.56
Adjustments:
Real estate related depreciation and amortization(1) 1.85 1.85
Noncontrolling interest in adjustments 0.01   0.01
FFO, as adjusted, per common share and unit-diluted(2)   $ 2.32       $ 2.42
(1)   Includes proportionate share of real estate depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated joint ventures.
(2) The Company’s guidance excludes potential non-cash interest expense related to hedge ineffectiveness and gains related to future dispositions.
 
       

The following table shows the calculation of our Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the three and twelve months ended
December 31, 2016 and 2015 (unaudited, in thousands):

 

For the Three Months Ended
December 31,

For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

 
2016     2015 2016     2015  
Net income attributable to common stockholders $ 19,691 $ 38,549 $ 93,060 $ 94,048
Interest expense 16,205 13,464 64,035 54,055

Proportionate share of interest expense from unconsolidated
  joint ventures(1)

273 274 1,100 1,244
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 41,090 39,134 161,334 156,010

Proportionate share of real estate related depreciation and
  amortization from unconsolidated joint ventures(1)

1,205 1,102 4,500 4,739
Income tax expense and other taxes 81 24 591 736

Stock-based compensation(2)

1,542 5,063 5,695 8,945
Noncontrolling interests 1,038 2,035 4,976 8,917
Non-FFO gain on dispositions of real estate interests (6,800 ) (36,803 ) (49,852 ) (77,871 )
Impairment losses       1,914         2,285  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 74,325   $ 64,756   $ 285,439   $ 253,108  
 
CALCULATION OF FIXED CHARGES:
Interest expense $ 16,205 $ 13,464 $ 64,035 $ 54,055
Capitalized interest 2,254 3,796 9,902 15,849
Amortization of loan costs and debt premium/discount (255 ) 232 (942 ) 508

Other non-cash interest expense

(156 ) (1,025 ) (3,680 ) (4,097 )

Proportionate share of interest expense from unconsolidated
joint ventures(1)

  273     274     1,100     1,244  

Total fixed charges

$ 18,321   $ 16,741   $ 70,415   $ 67,559  
 
Fixed charge coverage ratio   4.1x   3.9x   4.1x   3.7x  
(1)   Amounts are determined based on our ownership share of such amounts from the unconsolidated joint ventures. See DCT Industrial's fourth quarter 2016 supplemental reporting package for additional information.
(2) Includes approximately $3.6 million of severance costs for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015.
 
       

The following table is a reconciliation of our reported net income attributable to common stockholders to our net
operating income for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 (unaudited, in thousands):

 

For the Three Months Ended
December 31,

For the Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2016     2015 2016     2015
Reconciliation of net income attributable to common stockholders to NOI:
Net income attributable to common stockholders $ 19,691 $ 38,549 $ 93,060 $ 94,048
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 1,038 2,035 4,976 8,917
Income tax expense and other taxes 81 24 591 736
Interest and other (income) expense 30 (31 ) (551 ) 40
Interest expense 16,205 13,464 64,035 54,055
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures, net (1,135 ) (937 ) (4,118 ) (7,273 )
General and administrative expense 8,290 9,665 29,280 34,577
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 41,090 39,134 161,334 156,010
Impairment losses 1,914 2,285
Development profit, net of taxes (2,627 )
Gain on dispositions of real estate interests (6,843 ) (36,785 ) (49,895 ) (77,871 )
Casualty gain (475 ) (414 ) (2,753 ) (414 )
Institutional capital management and other fees   (377 )   (472 )   (1,416 )   (1,606 )
Total NOI 77,595 66,146 294,543 260,877
Less NOI – non-same store properties   (12,783 )   (5,694 )   (56,551 )   (34,550 )
Same store NOI 64,812 60,452 237,992 226,327
Less revenue from lease terminations (8 ) (106 ) (359 ) (2,052 )
Add early termination straight-line rent adjustment   5     (1 )   167     255  
Same store NOI, excluding revenue from lease terminations 64,809 60,345 237,800 224,530
Less straight-line rents, net of related bad debt expense (1,088 ) (1,764 ) (4,398 ) (3,802 )
Less amortization of above/(below) market rents   (594 )   (636 )   (2,204 )   (2,426 )
Same store Cash NOI, excluding revenue from lease terminations $ 63,127   $ 57,945   $ 231,198   $ 218,302  
 

Financial Measures

NOI is defined as rental revenues, which includes expense reimbursements, less rental expenses and real estate taxes, and excludes institutional capital management fees, depreciation, amortization, casualty and involuntary conversion gain (loss), impairment, general and administrative expenses, equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures, interest expense, interest and other income and income tax expense and other taxes. DCT Industrial considers NOI to be an appropriate supplemental performance measure because NOI reflects the operating performance of DCT Industrial’s properties and excludes certain items that are not considered to be controllable in connection with the management of the properties such as amortization, depreciation, impairment, interest expense, interest and other income, income tax expense and other taxes and general and administrative expenses. We also present NOI excluding lease termination revenue as it is not considered to be indicative of recurring operating performance. However, NOI should not be viewed as an alternative measure of DCT Industrial’s financial performance since it excludes expenses which could materially impact our results of operations. Further, DCT Industrial’s NOI may not be comparable to that of other real estate companies, as they may use different methodologies for calculating NOI. Therefore, DCT Industrial believes net income, as defined by GAAP, to be the most appropriate measure to evaluate DCT Industrial’s overall financial performance.

We calculate Cash NOI as NOI excluding non-cash amounts recorded for straight-line rents including related bad debt expense and the amortization of above and below market rents. DCT Industrial considers Cash NOI to be an appropriate supplemental performance measure because Cash NOI reflects the operating performance of DCT Industrial’s properties and excludes certain non-cash items that are not considered to be controllable in connection with the management of the property such as accounting adjustments for straight-line rent and the amortization of above or below market rent. Additionally, DCT Industrial presents Cash NOI, excluding revenue from lease terminations, as such revenue is not considered indicative of recurring operating performance.

Same Store Properties are determined independently for each period presented, quarter-to-date and year-to-date, by including all consolidated operating properties that have been owned for the entire current and prior period presented. We consider NOI and Cash NOI from Same Store Properties to be a useful measure in evaluating our financial performance and to improve comparability between periods by including only properties owned for comparable periods.

DCT Industrial believes that net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, as defined by GAAP, is the most appropriate earnings measure. However, DCT Industrial considers funds from operations (“FFO”), as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”), to be a useful supplemental, non-GAAP measure of DCT Industrial’s operating performance. NAREIT developed FFO as a relative measure of performance of an equity REIT in order to recognize that the value of income-producing real estate historically has not depreciated on the basis determined under GAAP. FFO is generally defined as net income attributable to common stockholders, calculated in accordance with GAAP, plus real estate-related depreciation and amortization, less gains from dispositions of operating real estate held for investment purposes, plus impairment losses on depreciable real estate and impairments of in substance real estate investments in investees that are driven by measurable decreases in the fair value of the depreciable real estate held by the unconsolidated joint ventures and adjustments to derive DCT Industrial’s proportionate share of FFO of unconsolidated joint ventures. We exclude gains and losses on business combinations and include the gains or losses from dispositions of properties which were acquired or developed with the intention to sell or contribute to an investment fund in our definition of FFO. Although the NAREIT definition of FFO predates the guidance for accounting for gains and losses on business combinations, we believe that excluding such gains and losses is consistent with the key objective of FFO as a performance measure. We also present FFO, as adjusted, which excludes hedge ineffectiveness, certain severance costs, acquisition costs, debt modification costs and impairment losses on properties which are not depreciable. We believe that FFO excluding hedge ineffectiveness, certain severance costs, acquisition costs, debt modification costs and impairment losses on non-depreciable real estate is useful supplemental information regarding our operating performance as it provides a more meaningful and consistent comparison of our operating performance and allows investors to more easily compare our operating results. Readers should note that FFO captures neither the changes in the value of DCT Industrial’s properties that result from use or market conditions, nor the level of capital expenditures and leasing commissions necessary to maintain the operating performance of DCT Industrial’s properties, all of which have real economic effect and could materially impact DCT Industrial’s results from operations. NAREIT’s definition of FFO is subject to interpretation, and modifications to the NAREIT definition of FFO are common. Accordingly, DCT Industrial’s FFO may not be comparable to other REITs’ FFO and FFO should be considered only as a supplement to net income (loss) as a measure of DCT Industrial’s performance.

We calculate Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio as Adjusted EBITDA divided by total Fixed Charges. Fixed Charges include interest expense, interest capitalized, our proportionate share of our unconsolidated joint venture interest expense and adjustments for amortization of discounts, premiums, loan costs and other non-cash interest expense. DCT Industrial considers Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio to be an appropriate supplemental measure of our ability to satisfy fixed financing obligations.

Forward-Looking Statements

We make statements in this report that are considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, which are usually identified by the use of words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “seeks,” “should,” “will,” and variations of such words or similar expressions and includes statements regarding our anticipated yields. We intend these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are including this statement for purposes of complying with those safe harbor provisions. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved. Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation: national, international, regional and local economic conditions, the general level of interest rates and the availability of capital; the competitive environment in which we operate; real estate risks, including fluctuations in real estate values and the general economic climate in local markets and competition for tenants in such markets; decreased rental rates or increasing vacancy rates; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; acquisition and development risks, including failure of such acquisitions and development projects to perform in accordance with projections; the timing of acquisitions, dispositions and development; natural disasters such as fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes; energy costs; the terms of governmental regulations that affect us and interpretations of those regulations, including the cost of compliance with those regulations, changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates; financing risks, including the risk that our cash flows from operations may be insufficient to meet required payments of principal, interest and other commitments; lack of or insufficient amounts of insurance; litigation, including costs associated with prosecuting or defending claims and any adverse outcomes; the consequences of future terrorist attacks or civil unrest; environmental liabilities, including costs, fines or penalties that may be incurred due to necessary remediation of contamination of properties presently owned or previously owned by us; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the section of our Form 10-K filed with the SEC and updated on Form 10-Q entitled “Risk Factors.” In addition, our current and continuing qualification as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, involves the application of highly technical and complex provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the Code, and depends on our ability to meet the various requirements imposed by the Code through actual operating results, distribution levels and diversity of stock ownership. We assume no obligation to update publicly any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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DCT Industrial Trust
Melissa Sachs, 303-597-2400
investorrelations@dctindustrial.com

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DCT Industrial Trust® (NYSE: DCT), a leading real estate company, today announced financial results for the three months and year ending December 31, 2016.

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