16 March 2016
Tritax Big Box REIT plc (ticker; BBOX), the only real estate investment trust dedicated to investing in very large logistics warehouse assets (“Big Boxes”) in the UK, is today reporting its full year results for the Group for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2015.
Post balance sheet highlights
1 Including forward funded development commitments
Richard Jewson, Chairman of Tritax Big Box REIT plc, commented:
“The outlook for the Company in 2016 is positive. Following the hugely successful equity issue in February 2016, with investor demand leading to significant over subscription against a raise of £200 million, we are in a very strong position to diversify further our high-quality portfolio and continue to embed our leading position in e-commerce supply chain fulfilment. There remain good opportunities for the Company to acquire attractive assets and create capital value enhancement at both point of purchase and through asset management.
Although we see the potential for further yield compression in the Big Box sector and logistics more generally, we expect this could be modest compared with 2015. The balance of occupational supply and demand is, however, causing rents to rise in the sector and the balanced profile of rent review dates linked to a combination of open market, RPI and fixed increases across our portfolio, provides the opportunity to grow income year on year. This underpins our ability to increase the dividend in 2016, with an ambition of further dividend growth thereafter.
We remain confident of delivering attractive total returns to Shareholders, the composition of which will be increasingly driven by income, as well as opportunities for further capital value enhancement.”
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Tritax Big Box REIT plc is a real estate investment trust to which Part 12 of the UK Corporation Tax Act 2010 applies (“REIT”). The Company invests in and asset manages a portfolio of well-located, modern “Big Box” assets, typically targeting buildings greater than 500,000 sq. ft., let to institutionalgrade tenants on long-term leases (typically between 12 and 25 years in length) with upward-only rent reviews (providing the potential for inflation linked earnings growth), and with geographic and tenant diversification throughout the UK. The Company seeks to exploit the significant opportunity in this sub-sector of the UK logistics market owing to strong tenant demand in high growth areas of the economy and limited stock supply. The Company is the first listed vehicle to give pure exposure to the “Big Box” asset class in the UK.
Further information on Tritax Big Box REIT is available at www.tritaxbigbox.co.uk