SOURCE: PennantPark Investment Corporation

PennantPark Investment Corporation

November 13, 2013 16:00 ET

PennantPark Investment Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2013

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) -  PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: PNNT) announced today financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

HIGHLIGHTS

 
Quarter ended September 30, 2013
($ in millions, except per share amounts)
 
Assets and Liabilities:          
  Investment portfolio   $ 1,078.2        
  Net assets   $ 697.5        
  Net asset value per share   $ 10.49        
                 
  Credit Facility (cost $145.5)   $ 145.5        
  2025 Notes (cost $71.3)   $ 68.4        
  SBA debentures   $ 150.0        
               
Yield on debt investments at quarter-end     13.0 %      
               
Operating Results:    Year Ended      Quarter Ended
  Net investment income   $ 67.0     $ 17.1
  Net investment income per share   $ 1.01     $ 0.26
  Distributions declared per share   $ 1.12     $ 0.28
               
Portfolio Activity:              
  Purchases of investments   $ 504.4     $ 187.2
  Sales and repayments of investments   $ 437.1     $ 166.0
                 
  Number of new portfolio companies invested     14       6
  Number of existing portfolio companies invested     26       7
  Number of portfolio companies     61       61
                 

CONFERENCE CALL AT 10:00 A.M. ET ON NOVEMBER 14, 2013

PennantPark Investment Corporation ("we," "our," "us" or "Company") will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, November 14, 2013 to discuss its financial results. All interested parties are welcome to participate. You can access the conference call by dialing (800) 967-7138 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (719) 325-2199. All callers should reference PennantPark Investment Corporation. An archived replay of the call will be available through November 28, 2013 by calling (888) 203-1112. International callers please dial (719) 457-0820. For all phone replays, please reference conference ID #7110711.

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

As of September 30, 2013, our portfolio totaled $1,078.2 million and consisted of $299.5 million of senior secured loans, $357.5 million of second lien secured debt, $302.5 million of subordinated debt and $118.7 million of preferred and common equity investments. Our debt portfolio consisted of 52% fixed-rate and 48% variable-rate investments (including 44% with a London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, or prime floor). Our overall portfolio consisted of 61 companies with an average investment size of $17.7 million, had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 13.0% and was invested 28% in senior secured loans, 33% in second lien secured debt, 28% in subordinated debt and 11% in preferred and common equity investments. On September 30, 2013 we had no non-accruing securities in our portfolio.

As of September 30, 2012, our portfolio totaled $990.5 million and consisted of $291.7 million of senior secured loans, $191.3 million of second lien secured debt, $400.7 million of subordinated debt and $106.8 million of preferred and common equity investments. Our debt portfolio consisted of 69% fixed-rate and 31% variable-rate investments (including 26% with a LIBOR or prime floor). As of September 30, 2012, we had one non-accrual debt investment, representing 3.2% and 1.1% of our overall portfolio on a cost and fair value basis, respectively. Our overall portfolio consisted of 54 companies with an average investment size of $18.3 million, had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 13.2% and was invested 30% in senior secured loans, 19% in second lien secured debt, 40% in subordinated debt and 11% in preferred and common equity investments.

For the three months ended September 30, 2013, we purchased $187.2 million in six new and seven existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 12.4%. Sales and repayments of investments for the same period totaled $166.0 million. This compares to the three months ended September 30, 2012, in which we purchased $84.5 million in four new and four existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 12.2%. Sales and repayments of investments for the same period totaled $27.8 million.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, we purchased $504.4 million in 14 new and 26 existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 12.7%. Sales and repayments of investments for the same period totaled $437.1 million. This compares to the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, in which we purchased $328.3 million in 13 new and 17 existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 13.3%. Sales and repayments of investments for the same period totaled $201.7 million.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Set forth below are the results of operations for the three months and fiscal years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012.

Investment Income

Investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 was $31.5 million and $30.8 million, respectively, and was primarily attributable to $9.3 million and $12.8 million from senior secured loans, $9.0 million and $7.9 million from second lien secured debt investments, and $11.2 million and $10.1 million from subordinated debt investments and $2.0 million and zero from preferred and common equity, respectively.

Investment income for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 was $129.2 million and $113.4 million, respectively, and was attributable to $38.9 million and $42.8 million from senior secured loans, $31.9 million and $21.2 million from second lien secured debt investments, and $55.1 million and $49.4 million from subordinated debt investments and $3.3 million and zero from preferred and common equity, respectively. The increase in investment income over the prior year was due to the growth of our portfolio which was driven by reinvesting proceeds from the rotation in our portfolio and the investment of the proceeds from our equity and debt offerings.

Expenses

Expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 totaled $14.4 million and $14.1 million, respectively. Base management fees totaled $5.4 million and $4.8 million, incentive fees totaled $4.3 million and $4.2 million, our debt related interest and expenses totaled $4.1 and $3.4 million, general and administrative expenses and excise taxes totaled $0.6 million and $1.7 million, respectively, for the same periods.

Expenses for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 totaled $62.2 million and $56.3 million, respectively. Base management fees totaled $21.3 million and $17.5 million, incentive fees totaled $16.8 million and $14.2 million, debt related interest and expenses totaled $18.1 million (including $2.8 million associated with the 6.25% senior notes due 2025, or 2025 Notes and expanding our multi-currency, senior secured revolving credit facility, or Credit Facility) and $17.1 million (including $5.4 million associated with amending and extending our Credit Facility), general and administrative expenses and excise taxes totaled $6.0 million and $7.5 million, respectively, for the same periods. The increase in expenses over the prior year was primarily due to increased borrowing costs and the growth of our portfolio.

Net Investment Income

Net investment income totaled $17.1 million and $16.7 million, or $0.26 and $0.30 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Net investment income totaled $67.0 million and $57.1 million, or $1.01 and $1.08 per share, for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The increase in net investment income was the result of the growth of our portfolio, while the per share net investment income decrease was the result of share issuances.

Net Realized Gains or Losses

Sales and repayments of investments for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 totaled $166.0 million and $27.8 million, respectively, and net realized gains (losses) totaled $3.0 million and $(2.3) million, respectively, for the same periods.

Sales and repayments of investments for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 totaled $437.1 million and $201.7 million, respectively, and net realized gains (losses) totaled $17.7 million and $(12.8) million, respectively, for the same periods. Net realized gains increased over the prior year primarily due to sales, restructurings and repayments of our investments.

Net Change in Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation on Investments, Credit Facility and 2025 Notes

For the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, our investments had a net change in unrealized (depreciation) appreciation of $(0.4) million and $3.6 million, respectively. Net change in unrealized appreciation on our Credit Facility and 2025 Notes totaled $2.8 million and $0.4 million, respectively, for the same periods.

For the fiscal years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, our investments had a net change in unrealized appreciation of $4.8 million and $20.6 million, respectively. Net change in unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on our Credit Facility and 2025 Notes totaled $2.3 million and $(1.6) million, respectively, for the same periods. The decrease in net unrealized change in appreciation on investments from the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 to the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013 was due to the overall variations in the leveraged finance markets. The increase in net unrealized change in depreciation (appreciation) on our Credit Facility and 2025 Notes was the result of the fluctuating interest rate environment.

Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations totaled $22.5 million and $17.7 million, or $0.34 and $0.31 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations totaled $91.8 million and $63.4 million, or $1.39 and $1.20 per share, for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The net increase in net assets from operations was higher than in the prior year primarily due to realized gains and continued growth in net investment income.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Our liquidity and capital resources are derived primarily from proceeds of securities offerings, debt capital and cash flows from operations, including investment sales and repayments, and income earned. As of September 30, 2013 our cash balance of $58.4 million was primarily the result of repayments in PennantPark SBIC LP, or SBIC LP. 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 debt capital and proceeds from the rotation of our portfolio and proceeds from public and private offerings of securities to finance our investment objectives.

On September 30, 2013 and 2012, there was $145.5 million (including a temporary draw of $28.0 million) and $145.0 million (including a temporary draw of $35.5 million), respectively, in outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility, with a weighted average interest rate of 3.33% and 3.49%, respectively, exclusive of the fee on undrawn commitments of 0.50%.

On September 30, 2013, we had $71.3 million of 2025 Notes outstanding with a fixed interest rate of 6.25%.

On September 30, 2013 and 2012, our $150.0 million in Small Business Administration, or SBA, debt commitments were fully drawn with a weighted average interest rate of 3.70%, exclusive of the 3.43% in upfront fees (4.04% after upfront fees). The SBA debentures upfront fees of 3.43% consist of a commitment fee of 1.00% and an issuance at a 2.43% discount to face. Both fees will be amortized over the lives of the loans.

The weighted average interest rate on the total debt outstanding as of September 30, 2013 was 4.05%, exclusive of the fee on the undrawn commitment of 0.50% on the Credit Facility and 3.43% of upfront fees on SBIC LP's SBA debentures.

Our operating activities provided cash of $40.3 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, and our financing activities provided cash proceeds of $10.6 million for the same period. Our operating activities used cash primarily for investing that was offset by proceeds from sales and repayments on our investments and issuance of the 2025 Notes.

Our operating activities used cash of $115.3 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, and our financing activities provided cash proceeds of $51.3 million for the same period. Our operating activities used cash primarily for investing that was provided primarily from proceeds from our follow-on public offerings of common stock.

DISTRIBUTIONS

During the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, we declared distributions of $0.28 per share for total distributions of $18.6 million and $15.8 million, respectively. During the fiscal years ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, we declared distributions of $1.12 per share, for total distributions of $74.4 million and $60.1 million, respectively. Distributions are paid from taxable earnings and may include a return of capital and/or capital gains. The specific tax characteristics of the 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.

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

The Company makes available on its website its report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and stockholders may find the report on our website at www.pennantpark.com.

   
   
PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES  
   
    September 30, 2013     September 30, 2012  
Assets                
Investments at fair value                
  Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments, at fair value (cost--$928,078,589 and $871,867,953, respectively)   $ 968,471,042     $ 871,892,745  
  Non-controlled, affiliated investments, at fair value (cost--$99,021,141 and $72,576,858, respectively)     76,735,800       80,955,257  
  Controlled, affiliated investments, at fair value (cost--$64,418,155 and $64,167,051, respectively)     32,968,711       37,631,708  
  Total of investments, at fair value (cost--$1,091,517,885 and $1,008,611,862, respectively)     1,078,175,553       990,479,710  
Cash and cash equivalents     58,440,829       7,559,453  
Interest receivable     10,894,893       14,928,862  
Prepaid expenses and other assets     5,815,817       5,999,506  
    Total assets   $ 1,153,327,092       1,018,967,531  
Liabilities                
Distributions payable     18,619,812       15,824,061  
Payable for investments purchased     52,544,704       --  
Unfunded investments     7,241,667       26,935,270  
Credit Facility payable (cost--$145,500,000 and $145,000,000, respectively)     145,500,000       144,452,500  
SBA debentures payable (cost--$150,000,000)     150,000,000       150,000,000  
2025 Notes payable (cost--$71,250,000)     68,400,000       --  
Management fee payable     5,419,557       4,791,913  
Performance-based incentive fee payable     4,274,881       4,206,989  
Interest payable on debt     1,810,466       854,725  
Accrued other expenses     2,009,806       2,185,026  
  Total liabilities     455,820,893       349,250,484  
Net assets                
Common stock, 66,499,327 and 65,514,503 shares issued and outstanding, respectively. Par value $0.001 per share and 100,000,000 shares authorized.     66,499       65,514  
Paid-in capital in excess of par value     756,017,096       744,704,825  
(Distributions in excess of) Undistributed net investment income     (4,675,217 )     2,804,397  
Accumulated net realized loss on investments     (43,409,847 )     (60,273,037 )
Net unrealized depreciation on investments     (13,342,332 )     (18,132,152 )
Net unrealized depreciation on debt     2,850,000       547,500  
    Total net assets   $ 697,506,199     $ 669,717,047  
    Total liabilities and net assets   $ 1,153,327,092     $ 1,018,967,531  
Net asset value per share   $ 10.49     $ 10.22  
                 
                 
                 
PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
    Years Ended September 30,
    2013     2012  
Investment income:                
From non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:                
  Interest   $ 107,058,958     $ 99,663,198  
  Other income     10,883,261       8,486,387  
From non-controlled, affiliated investments:                
  Interest     5,841,127       3,542,583  
  Other Income     597,400       --  
From controlled, affiliated investments:                
  Interest     4,806,329       1,700,222  
  Total investment income     129,187,075       113,392,390  
Expenses:                
  Base management fee     21,288,728       17,507,262  
  Performance-based incentive fee     16,793,089       14,223,777  
  Interest and expenses on debt     15,384,208       11,680,634  
  Administrative services expenses     3,161,158       3,745,741  
  Other general and administrative expenses     2,857,739       3,496,326  
  Expenses before taxes and debt issuance costs     59,484,922       50,653,740  
  Tax expense     (53,468 )     307,990  
  Debt issuance costs     2,757,500       5,361,319  
  Total expenses     62,188,954       56,323,049  
  Net investment income     66,998,121       57,069,341  
Realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments and debt:                
Net realized gain (loss) on investments     17,687,211       (12,798,035 )
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on:                
  Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments     17,932,839       42,727,722  
  Non-controlled and controlled, affiliated investments     (13,143,019 )     (22,085,553 )
  Debt depreciation (appreciation)     2,302,500       (1,560,375 )
  Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)     7,092,320       19,081,794  
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) from investments and debt     24,779,531       6,283,759  
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations   $ 91,777,652     $ 63,353,100  
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share basic and diluted   $ 1.39     $ 1.20  
Net investment income per common share   $ 1.01     $ 1.08  
                 
                 

ABOUT PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT CORPORATION
PennantPark Investment Corporation is a business development company which principally invests in U.S. middle-market private companies in the form of senior secured loans, mezzanine debt and equity investments. PennantPark Investment Corporation 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 and Section 21E(b)(2)(B) of 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 Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.

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Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Aviv Efrat
    PennantPark Investment Corporation
    Reception: (212) 905-1000
    www.pennantpark.com