SOURCE: Oxford Lane Capital Corp.

June 05, 2013 12:22 ET

Oxford Lane Capital Corp. Presentation of Certain Financial Information of the Investment Portfolio as of March 31, 2013

GREENWICH, CT--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) - Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: OXLC) (the "Company") is providing below certain financial information about the Company's investment portfolio as of March 31, 2013. On that date, the Company held 34 investments in Collateralized Loan Obligation ("CLO") vehicles, consisting of 14 junior debt investments and 20 equity investments (presented in the table below with the percentage of each CLO investment shown as a percentage of the Company's Net Asset Value - "NAV"). 

                     
Investment   S&P / Moody's Original Ratings   S&P / Moody's Current Ratings*   Stated Maturity   Manager   NAV %**
Venture 2013-3A CLO, Limited Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   6/10/2025   MJX Asset Management LLC   9.8%
ACA CLO 2007-1 - Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   6/15/2022   Apidos Capital Management   8.9%
Carlyle GMS CLO 2013-2, Ltd. Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   4/18/2025   Carlyle Investment Management   6.5%
Carlyle GMS CLO 2011-1 - Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   8/10/2021   Carlyle Investment Management   6.0%
Ares XXVI CLO Ltd. Subordinated Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   4/15/2025   Ares CLO Management   4.9%
AMMC CLO XII, Limited Subordinated Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   5/10/2025   American Money Management Corporation   4.5%
Neuberger Berman CLO XIII Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   1/23/2024   Neuberger Berman Fixed Income   4.3%
Carlyle GMS CLO 2013-2, Ltd. Class F Notes   B/NR   B/NR   4/18/2025   Carlyle Investment Management   4.1%
ACA CLO 2007-1 - Class E Notes   BB/Ba2   B+/B1   6/15/2022   Apidos Capital Management   3.6%
Telos CLO 2013-3, Ltd. Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   1/17/2024   Telos Asset Management LLC   3.5%
Neuberger Berman CLO XIII Class F Notes   B+/NR   B+/NR   1/23/2024   Neuberger Berman Fixed Income   3.3%
Sargas CLO I Ltd - Class D Notes   BB/Ba2   BB/Ba1   8/27/2020   Sargas Asset Management   3.2%
Mountain Capital 2005-4X Class B2L Notes   BB/Ba2   BB+/Ba3   3/15/2018   Mountain Capital Advisors   3.2%
Harbourview CLO 2006-1 Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   12/27/2019   Harbourview Asset Management Corp   3.1%
ACAS CLO 2013-1A, Ltd. Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   4/20/2025   American Capital Leveraged Finance Management   2.8%
Kingsland V, Ltd. 2007-5X Class E Notes   BB/Ba2   B/Ba3   7/14/2021   Kingsland Capital Management   2.7%
Hewett Island CLO III - Class D Notes   BB/Ba2   CCC- /B2   8/9/2017   CypressTree Investment Management Co   2.7%
Waterfront CLO 2007 - Class D Notes   BB/Ba2   BB/Ba3   8/2/2020   Grandview Capital Management   2.6%
Emporia III, Ltd. 2007-3A Class E Notes   BB/Ba2   B+/B1   4/23/2021   Emporia Capital Management   2.4%
Jersey Street CLO Income Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   10/20/2018   MFS Investment Management   2.2%
Colts 2007-1 - Class E Notes   BB/Ba2   BB/Ba1   3/20/2021   Structured Asset Investors   2.2%
Kingsland IV, Ltd. 2007-4A Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   4/16/2021   Kingsland Capital Management   2.1%
Octagon XI CLO 2007-1A Income Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   8/25/2021   Octagon Credit Investors   1.9%
Octagon XV CLO 2013-1A Income Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   1/19/2025   Octagon Credit Investors   1.6%
GSC VIII - Class D Notes   BB/Ba2   B+/B1   4/17/2021   GSC Acquisition Holdings   1.4%
Canaras Summit CLO 2007-1 - Income Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   6/19/2021   Canaras Management   1.3%
PPM Grayhawk CLO 2007 - Class D Notes   BB/Ba2   B-/Ba3   4/18/2021   PPM America   1.2%
Gale Force 4 CLO 2007-4A Income Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   8/20/2021   GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management   1.1%
Hewett's Island CLO IV - Class E Notes   BB/Ba2   CCC+/Ba3   5/9/2018   LCM Asset Management   1.1%
Lightpoint CLO VII, Ltd. 2007-7X Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   5/15/2021   LightPoint Capital Management   1.1%
Hillmark Funding Ltd. 2006-1A Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   5/21/2021   HillMark Capital Management   1.1%
Sheridan Square CLO Ltd. Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   4/15/2025   GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management   1.0%
Rampart CLO 2007-1A Sub Notes   NR/NR   NR/NR   10/25/2021   Stone Tower Debt Advisors   1.0%
Canaras Summit CLO 2007-1 - Class E Notes   BB/Ba2   B+/Ba3   6/19/2021   Canaras Management   0.6%
Cash                   13.1%
                     

Source: Bloomberg L.P. ("Bloomberg"), Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P"), and Moody's Investors Service, Inc. ("Moody's")
NR - Not Rated.
* Ratings are current as of May 14, 2013
** NAV % adds up to more than 100% due to liabilities on the balance sheet.

Investment Composition

The investments held by the CLO vehicles were primarily in companies domiciled in the United States (approximately 94%1). The top 10 aggregate industry exposures of the CLO vehicles accounted for approximately 56%1 of combined investments while the top 10 aggregate single obligor investments accounted for approximately 3.3%1 (please refer to the following two tables). This results in a weighted average diversity score of 622 for our portfolio (which we believe is broadly comparable to industry diversity scores for other similar CLO vehicles). 

     
Top Ten Industry Exposures*3     Ten Largest U.S. Debt Securities3  
Healthcare, Education & Childcare   13.0%   Asurion LLC - TL   0.40%
Telecommunications   6.4%   Nielsen Finance - TL E   0.36%
Broadcasting and Entertainment   6.4%   Cequel Communications - TL   0.33%
Electronics   5.5%   Energy Transfer Equity - TL   0.33%
Retail Stores   4.5%   HCA - TL B3   0.33%
Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber   4.5%   Crown Castle - TL B   0.33%
Diversified/Conglomerate Services   4.3%   RPI Finance Trust - TL   0.31%
Finance   4.0%   Onex Carestream Finance LP - TL   0.30%
Hotels, Motels, Inns & Gaming   3.9%   KAR Auction Services - TL   0.30%
Automobile   3.8%   Del Monte - TL   0.29%
Total   56.2%   Total   3.27%
             

Source: Intex Source: Intex
* Reflects industry classifications established by Moody's.

CLO Compliance

As of March 31, 2013, each of the CLO vehicles was in compliance with all of its respective collateral and coverage tests that were necessary for full payment to be made to the Company by each CLO vehicle.4 The current weighted average over-collateralization ("OC") cushion for the Company's CLO equity and debt investments was approximately 2.7% and 7.8%, respectively, as of March 31, 2013 (compared to 2.7% and 6.2%, respectively, as of December 31, 2012). The increase in OC cushion for the debt investments was due to several CLOs being past their reinvestment periods and paying down the senior debt tranches. As long as each CLO vehicle maintains a positive OC cushion with respect to the OC test associated with that CLO investment, a full payment is expected to be made to the Company.5

CLO Credit Quality

The current weighted average percentage of defaulted securities held by the CLOs (as reported by each CLO) was approximately 0.9% as of March 31, 2013 (compared to 0.9% as of December 31, 2012). The CLO vehicles in which the Company has invested have a weighted average WARF score (Weighted Average Rating Factor) of 2569 as of March 31, 2013 (compared to 2557 as of December 31, 2012) which is equivalent to a Moody's credit rating of between B1 and B2 (see ratings charts below), based on a ratings factor scale provided by Moody's. We believe the weighted average WARF score of our portfolio is broadly comparable to industry WARF scores for other similar CLO vehicles.

Company Financial Highlights

The Company received or was entitled to receive cash interest payments of approximately $639,000 and equity distributions of approximately $3.7 million from its junior debt and equity tranche investments, respectively, for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. These payments represented a quarterly cash return of approximately 1.5% and 4.3% of the junior debt and equity tranche investments at fair value (as of March 31, 2013), respectively, and on a combined basis represented a quarterly cash return of approximately 3.3% of the Company's total portfolio at fair value (as of March 31, 2013). For the quarter ending March 31, 2013 the Company received a full payment from each CLO vehicle (see table below).

     
    % NAV
Distributions paid by the CLOs for the 3-months ending 3/31/13   100.0%
Distributions diverted for 3-months ending 3/31/13   0.0%
     

The approximate weighted average WAS (Weighted Average Spread above LIBOR) for the CLO vehicles in which the Company has an equity investment was 4.1% and the approximate weighted averaged WACC (Weighted Average Cost of Capital above LIBOR) was 1.4%, resulting in approximately a 2.7% margin (before CLO vehicle expenses) as of March 31, 2013 (compared to a weighted average WAS and WACC of 4.1% and 0.9%, respectively, as of December 31, 2012). The increase in WACC was attributable to a greater number of investments in recently issued (CLO 2.0) deals, which have a higher cost of capital compared to pre-2009 (CLO 1.0) deals. The weighted average reinvestment end date for the Company's equity positions was February 11, 2016 (with a final legal weighted average maturity date of August 4, 2023) which potentially allows, on a weighted average basis, for approximately 3 more years of full equity distribution payments followed by up to approximately 7.5 years of decreasing distribution payments to the Company, subject to CLO covenant compliance. During the quarter ending March 31, 2013, the Company received a weighted average cash distribution payment on its equity portfolio of approximately 3.9% (of par) with a fair value adjustment of approximately -1.5% (of par) from the prior quarter-end valuations or purchase prices (see table below).6

             
Equity Investments   Stated Maturity*   Quarterly Payments for March 2013 as a % of par*   Fair Value Change from 12/31/12 Fair Value or Purchase Price as a % of par
ACA CLO 2007-1 - Sub Notes   6/15/2022   8.9%   -2.0%
ACAS CLO 2013-1A, Ltd. Sub Notes7   4/20/2025   0.0%   0.0%
AMMC CLO XII, Limited Subordinated Notes7   5/10/2025   0.0%   0.0%
Ares XXVI CLO Ltd. Subordinated Notes7   4/15/2025   0.0%   0.0%
Canaras Summit CLO 2007-1 - Income Notes   6/19/2021   12.1%   -16.0%
Carlyle GMS CLO 2013-2, Ltd. Sub Notes7   4/18/2025   0.0%   0.0%
Carlyle GMS CLO 2011-1 - Sub Notes   8/10/2021   8.4%   -1.0%
Gale Force 4 CLO 2007-4A Income Notes   8/20/2021   9.3%   -5.3%
Harbourview CLO 2006-1 Sub Notes   12/27/2019   9.4%   0.0%
Hillmark Funding Ltd. 2006-1A Sub Notes   5/21/2021   7.7%   -20.0%
Jersey Street CLO Income Notes   10/20/2018   8.9%   -7.8%
Kingsland IV, Ltd. 2007-4A Sub Notes   4/16/2021   11.0%   0.2%
Lightpoint CLO VII, Ltd. 2007-7X Sub Notes   5/15/2021   9.9%   -21.5%
Neuberger Berman CLO XIII Sub Notes7   1/23/2024   0.0%   9.0%
Octagon XI CLO 2007-1A Income Notes   8/25/2021   11.9%   0.0%
Octagon XV CLO 2013-1A Income Notes7   1/19/2025   0.0%   0.0%
Rampart CLO 2007-1A Sub Notes   10/25/2021   9.8%   -17.0%
Sheridan Square CLO Ltd. Sub Notes   4/15/2025   3.1%   0.0%
Telos CLO 2013-3, Ltd. Sub Notes7   1/17/2024   0.0%   0.0%
Venture 2013-3A CLO, Limited Sub Notes7   6/10/2025   0.0%   0.0%
Weighted Average   8/4/2023   3.9%   -1.5%
             

* Source: Bloomberg

Oxford Lane Capital Corp.

Oxford Lane Capital Corp. is a publicly-traded registered closed-end management investment company. It currently seeks to achieve its investment objective of maximizing total return by investing in securitization vehicles which, in turn, primarily invest in senior secured loans made to companies whose debt is rated below investment grade or is unrated. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates" and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. These factors are identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect subsequent events.

Disclaimer

This document has been prepared by Oxford Lane Capital Corp. and is the sole responsibility of the Company. No liability whatsoever (whether in negligence or otherwise) arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document is accepted and no representation, warranty or undertaking, express or implied, is or will be made by the Company or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, advisers, representatives or other agents ("Agents") for any information or any of the opinions contained herein or for any errors, omissions or misstatements. The Company has relied on certain information provided from Intex, Bloomberg, S&P and Moody's but makes no representation with respect to the accuracy of such information provided by Intex, Bloomberg, S&P or Moody's. Neither the Company nor any of its respective Agents makes or has been authorized to make any representation or warranties (express or implied) in relation to the Company or as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of this document, or any other written or oral statement provided. In particular, no representation or warranty is given as to the achievement or reasonableness of, and no reliance should be placed on any projections, targets, estimates or forecasts contained in this document and nothing in this document is or should be relied on as a promise or representation as to the future.

1 These percentages are based on the amount of CLO vehicles' underlying assets on a weighted average basis, without regard to the amount of the Company's investments in these CLO vehicles.

2 Source: Intex Solutions, Inc. ("Intex").

3 The percentages for each of the respective tables above are calculated by taking the aggregate amount invested in the industries or debt securities and dividing by the aggregate amount of all of the CLO vehicles' underlying assets (excluding cash), without regard to the amount of the Company's investments in each of these CLO vehicles.

4 The CLO vehicles' indentures have a variety of covenant tests which those CLO vehicles may not be in compliance with in the future should credit markets deteriorate, the loans held by the CLO vehicles fail to make expected payments or otherwise not perform, or for a variety of other reasons. If those covenants are violated, it could result in principal paydowns of the CLO vehicles' higher-rated notes and/or interest diversion which may result in partial or non-payment of the quarterly amounts otherwise due to the Company.

5 Although we expect each of our current CLO equity and debt investments to maintain a positive OC cushion through maturity, there can be no assurance that such OC cushions will not be reduced to zero (or the CLO vehicle will not be in violation of the OC tests), either as a result of a deterioration in general economic conditions or other factors specific to the industries or specific companies in which such CLOs have invested. If that were to occur, our ability to receive payments on such CLO investments could be impaired, and we may lose a portion or all of our investment in such CLOs. 

6 All calculations in the above paragraph are based on par value.

7 Since this investment was recently purchased in the primary market, the first equity payment is not due until later this year.

Contact Information

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    Bruce Rubin
    203-983-5280