SOURCE: PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.

February 04, 2016 16:05 ET

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. Announces Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2015

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2016) -  PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: PFLT) announced today financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS    
Quarter ended December 31, 2015    
($in millions, except per share amounts)    
     
Assets and Liabilities:      
  Investment portfolio $ 460.1  
  Net assets $ 367.0  
  Net asset value per share $ 13.73  
  Credit Facility $ 95.7  
       
Yield on debt investments at quarter-end   8.2 %
       
Operating Results:      
  Net investment income $ 5.1  
  GAAP net investment income per share $ 0.19  
  Credit Facility amendment costs per share $ 0.03  
  Core net investment income per share (1) $ 0.22  
  Distributions declared per share $ 0.285  
       
Portfolio Activity:      
  Purchases of investments $ 99.2  
  Sales and repayments of investments $ 26.9  
         
  Number of new portfolio companies invested   10  
  Number of existing portfolio companies invested   5  
  Number of portfolio companies at quarter-end   83  
         
(1) Core net investment income is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company believes that core net investment income provides useful information to investors and management because it reflects the Company's financial performance excluding the costs associated with amending our multi-currency, senior secured revolving credit facility, or the Credit Facility. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.
   

CONFERENCE CALL AT 10:00 A.M. ET ON FEBRUARY 5, 2016

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. ("we," "our," "us" or "Company") will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, February 5, 2016 to discuss its financial results. All interested parties are welcome to participate. You can access the conference call by dialing (888) 554-1417 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (719) 457-2617. All callers should reference PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. An archived replay of the call will be available through February 19, 2016 by calling (888) 203-1112. International callers please dial (719) 457-0820. For all phone replays, please reference conference ID #6763054.

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

As of December 31, 2015, our portfolio totaled $460.1 million and consisted of $403.2 million of senior secured debt, $47.1 million of second lien secured debt and $9.8 million of subordinated debt, preferred and common equity. Our debt portfolio consisted of 99% variable-rate investments (including 92% with a London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, or prime floor) and 1% fixed-rate investments. Overall, the portfolio had net unrealized depreciation of $6.7 million as of December 31, 2015. Our overall portfolio consisted of 83 companies with an average investment size of $5.5 million, had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 8.2%, and was invested 88% in senior secured debt, 10% in second lien secured debt and 2% in subordinated debt, preferred and common equity.

As of September 30, 2015, our portfolio totaled $391.3 million and consisted of $335.0 million of senior secured debt, $47.9 million of second lien secured debt and $8.4 million of subordinated debt, preferred and common equity. Our debt portfolio consisted of 97% variable-rate investments (including 92% with a LIBOR or prime floor) and 3% fixed-rate investments. As of September 30, 2015, we had one company on non-accrual, representing 1.6% and 0.9% of our overall portfolio on a cost and fair value basis, respectively. Overall, the portfolio had net unrealized depreciation of $6.0 million as of September 30, 2015. Our overall portfolio consisted of 76 companies with an average investment size of $5.1 million, had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.9%, and was invested 86% in senior secured debt, 12% in second lien secured debt and 2% in subordinated debt, preferred and common equity.

For the three months ended December 31, 2015, we invested $99.2 million in ten new and five existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 8.4%. Sales and repayments of investments for the three months ended December 31, 2015 totaled $26.9 million.

For the three months ended December 31, 2014, we invested $47.0 million in eight new and five existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 8.5%. Sales and repayments of investments for the three months ended December 31, 2014 totaled $44.9 million.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Set forth below are the results of operations for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.

Investment Income

Investment income for the three months ended December 31, 2015 was $8.8 million and was attributable to $7.3 million from senior secured debt, $1.4 million from second lien secured debt and $0.1 million from subordinated debt, respectively. Investment income for the three months ended December 31, 2014 was $7.5 million and was attributable to $5.8 million from senior secured debt and $1.7 million from second lien secured debt and subordinated debt. The increase in investment income compared with the same period in the prior year was primarily due to the growth of our portfolio at cost.

Expenses

Expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2015 totaled $3.7 million. Base management fee for the same period totaled $1.1 million, incentive fee totaled zero, Credit Facility expenses totaled $1.8 million (including $0.9 million of Credit Facility amendment expenses) and general and administrative expenses totaled $0.8 million. Expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2014 totaled $2.0 million. Base management fee for the same period totaled $0.9 million, incentive fee totaled $(0.3) million (including $(0.4) million on realized gains and $(0.6) million on unrealized gains accrued but not payable), Credit Facility expenses totaled $0.9 million, general and administrative expenses totaled $0.4 million and excise taxes were $0.1 million. The increase in expenses compared with the same period in the prior year was primarily due to Credit Facility amendment expenses and base management fee as a result from the growth of our portfolio.

Net Investment Income

Net investment income totaled $5.1 million, or $0.19 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2015, and $5.5 million, or $0.37 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2014. Core net investment income, a non-GAAP financial measure, totaled $6.0 million and $4.5 million, or $0.22 and $0.30 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The decrease in net investment income per share compared to the same period in the prior year was primarily due to the issuance of new shares in connection with our acquisition of MCG Capital Corporation in August 2015.

Net Realized Gains or Losses

Sales and repayments of investments for the three months ended December 31, 2015 totaled $26.9 million and realized losses totaled $3.2 million. Sales and repayments of investments totaled $44.9 million and realized losses totaled $0.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014. The increase in realized losses compared with the same period in the prior year was primarily due to the changes in market conditions of our investments and the values at which they were realized.

Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation on Investments and Credit Facility

For the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, we reported net unrealized depreciation on investments of $0.7 million and $4.9 million, respectively. As of December 31, 2015 and September 30, 2015, our net unrealized depreciation on investments totaled $6.7 million and $6.0 million, respectively. The net change in unrealized depreciation on our investments was driven primarily by changes in the capital market conditions, financial performance of certain portfolio companies, and the reversal of unrealized depreciation (appreciation) of investments sold.

For the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, we reported net unrealized depreciation on our Credit Facility of $0.6 million and $0.1 million, respectively. The change compared with the same period in the prior year was primarily due to changes in the capital markets.

Net Change in Net Assets Resulting from Operations

Net change in net assets resulting from operations totaled $1.7 million, or $0.07 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2015. This compares to a net change in net assets resulting from operations of $0.4 million, or $0.03 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2014. The increase in the change in net assets from operations compared to the same period in the prior year was primarily due to a net decrease in realized and unrealized losses offset by lower net investment income. We continue to find attractive investment opportunities to grow net assets from operations.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Our liquidity and capital resources are derived from public offerings, our $350 million Credit Facility, cash flows from operations, including investment sales and repayments, and income earned. Our primary use of funds from operations includes investments in portfolio companies and payments of fees and other operating expenses we incur. We have used, and expect to continue to use, our Credit Facility, the rotation of our portfolio and proceeds from public and private offerings of securities to finance our investment objectives.

As of December 31, 2015 and September 30, 2015, we had $95.7 million and $29.6 million of outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility, respectively. The Credit Facility had an interest rate of 2.43% and 2.20%, respectively, excluding undrawn commitment fees as of December 31, 2015 and September 30, 2015. The annualized weighted average cost of debt for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, inclusive of the fee on the undrawn commitment on the Credit Facility but excluding amendment costs, was 5.95% and 2.47%, respectively.

As of December 31, 2015 and September 30, 2015, we had $253.7 million and $260.4 million of unused borrowing capacity under our Credit Facility, respectively, subject to the regulatory restrictions.

On December 31, 2015 and September 30, 2015, we had cash equivalents of $14.0 million and $21.4 million, respectively, available for investing and general corporate purposes. We believe our liquidity and capital resources are sufficient to take advantage of market opportunities.

Our operating activities used cash of $66.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015, and our financing activities provided cash of $59.1 million for the same period. Our operating activities used cash primarily for our investment activities and our financing activities provided cash primarily from net borrowings under the Credit Facility.

Our operating activities provided cash of $12.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014, and our financing activities used cash of $14.9 million for the same period. Our operating activities provided cash primarily from sales and repayments on our investments and our financing activities used cash primarily from net repayments under the Credit Facility.

DISTRIBUTIONS

During the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, we declared distributions of $0.285 and $0.270 per share, respectively, for total distributions of $7.6 million and $4.0 million, respectively. We monitor available net investment income to determine if a tax return of capital may occur for the fiscal year. To the extent our taxable earnings fall below the total amount of our distributions for any given fiscal year, a portion of those distributions may be deemed to be a tax return of capital to our common stockholders. Tax characteristics of all distributions will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099-DIV after the end of the calendar year and in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC.

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

The Company makes available on its website its report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and stockholders may find the report on its website at www.pennantpark.com.

   
   
PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES  
   
   
December 31, 2015
    September 30, 2015  
    (unaudited)        
Assets                
Investments at fair value                
  Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (cost--$464,023,806 and $394,561,175, respectively)   $ 457,289,068     $ 388,535,383  
  Controlled, affiliated investments (cost--$2,777,132 and $2,777,132, respectively)     2,776,507       2,776,507  
  Total of investments (cost--$466,800,938 and $397,338,307, respectively)     460,065,575       391,311,890  
Cash equivalents     14,035,946       21,428,514  
Interest receivable     2,273,976       1,959,404  
Prepaid expenses and other assets     1,480,015       1,420,529  
    Total assets     477,855,512       416,120,337  
Liabilities                
Distributions payable     2,539,357       2,539,357  
Payable for investments purchased     10,802,662       9,367,500  
Credit Facility payable (cost--$96,300,000 and $29,600,000, respectively)     95,698,125       29,600,000  
Interest payable on Credit Facility     339,854       224,633  
Management fee payable     1,077,741       956,115  
Performance-based incentive fee payable     --       2,936  
Accrued other expenses     378,516       539,347  
    Total liabilities     110,836,255       43,229,888  
Commitments and contingencies                
Net assets                
Common stock, 26,730,074 shares issued and outstanding. Par value $0.001 per share and 100,000,000 shares authorized.     26,730       26,730  
Paid-in capital in excess of par value     371,502,801       371,502,801  
Undistributed net investment income     4,459,360       6,991,473  
Accumulated net realized (loss) gain on investments     (2,836,146 )     395,862  
Net unrealized depreciation on investments     (6,735,363 )     (6,026,417 )
Net unrealized depreciation on Credit Facility     601,875       --  
    Total net assets   $ 367,019,257     $ 372,890,449  
    Total liabilities and net assets   $ 477,855,512     $ 416,120,337  
Net asset value per share   $ 13.73     $ 13.95  
                 
                 
                 
PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(Unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended December 31,  
    2015     2014  
Investment income:                
From non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:                
  Interest   $ 8,612,862     $ 7,448,774  
  Other income     102,685       27,946  
From controlled, affiliated investments:                
  Interest     40,933       --  
  Total investment income     8,756,480       7,476,720  
Expenses:                
  Base management fee     1,077,740       883,370  
  Performance-based incentive fee     (2,936 )     (314,057 )
  Interest and expenses on Credit Facility     939,682       885,758  
  Administrative services expenses     200,000       226,000  
  Other general and administrative expenses     548,314       217,203  
  Expenses before provision for taxes and amendment costs     2,762,800       1,898,274  
  Provision for taxes     --       110,000  
  Credit Facility amendment costs     907,722       --  
  Total expenses     3,670,522       2,008,274  
  Net investment income     5,085,958       5,468,446  
Realized and unrealized loss on investments and Credit Facility:                
Net realized loss on investments     (3,232,008 )     (173,989 )
Net change in unrealized depreciation on:                
  Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments     (708,946 )     (4,897,130 )
  Credit Facility depreciation     601,875       40,875  
  Net change in unrealized depreciation on investments and Credit Facility     (107,071 )     (4,856,255 )
Net realized and unrealized loss from investments and Credit Facility     (3,339,079 )     (5,030,244 )
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations   $ 1,746,879     $ 438,202  
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share   $ 0.07     $ 0.03  
Net investment income per common share   $ 0.19     $ 0.37  
                 

ABOUT PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD.

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. is a business development company which primarily invests in U.S. middle-market private companies in the form of floating rate senior secured loans. From time to time, the Company may also invest in mezzanine debt and equity investments. PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. is managed by PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You should understand that under Section 27A(b)(2)(B) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E(b)(2)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 do not apply to forward-looking statements made in periodic reports we file under the Exchange Act. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release are forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. You should not place undue influence on such forward-looking statements as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made.

We may use words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "seeks," "plans," "estimates" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Aviv Efrat
    PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.
    Reception: (212) 905-1000
    www.pennantpark.com