SOURCE: TICC Capital Corp.

November 04, 2014 08:00 ET

TICC Announces Results of Operations for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2014 and Announces Quarterly Distribution of $0.29 per Share

GREENWICH, CT--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2014) - TICC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TICC) announced today its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, and a distribution of $0.29 per share for the fourth quarter of 2014.

 HIGHLIGHTS

  • For the quarter ended September 30, 2014, we recorded net investment income of approximately $17.5 million, or approximately $0.29 per share. Excluding the impact of a capital gains incentive fee accrual reversal of approximately $838,000, our core net investment income(1) was approximately $16.7 million, or approximately $0.28 per share. In the third quarter, we also recorded net realized capital losses of approximately $3.5 million and net unrealized depreciation of approximately $15.3 million. In total, we had a net decrease in net assets resulting from operations of approximately $1.3 million or approximately $0.02 per share for the third quarter.
    • Total investment income for the third quarter of 2014 amounted to approximately $30.2 million, which represents an increase of approximately $0.2 million from the second quarter of 2014.
      • For the quarter ended September 30, 2014, we recorded investment income from our portfolio as follows:
        • approximately $13.1 million from our debt investments,
        • approximately $15.2 million from our collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") equity investments, and
        • approximately $1.9 million from all other sources.

    • Our weighted average credit rating on a fair value basis was 2.1 at the end of the second quarter of 2014 (compared to 2.1 at the end of the second quarter of 2014).

  • Our operating expenses before the capital gains incentive fee reversal for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 were approximately $13.5 million, up from the second quarter of 2014 by approximately $0.1 million.

  • The capital gains incentive fee accrual calculation for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, resulted in an accrual reversal of approximately $838,000. The capital gains incentive fee accrual, as reported under generally accepted accounting principles, is calculated on the basis of net realized and unrealized gains and losses at the end of each period. The accrued capital gains incentive fee related to the hypothetical liquidation of the portfolio (and assuming no other changes in realized or unrealized gains and losses) would only have become payable on September 30, 2014 to our investment adviser in the event of a complete liquidation of our portfolio as of period end and the termination of our Investment Advisory Agreement ("Advisory Agreement"). As of September 30, 2014, the calculation of a capital gains incentive fee, using the assumptions above, results in no liability.

    The amount of the capital gains incentive fee, if any, which will actually be payable is determined in accordance with the terms of our Advisory Agreement and is calculated as of the end of each calendar year (or upon termination of the Advisory Agreement). The terms of our Advisory Agreement state that the capital gains incentive fee calculation is based on net realized gains, if any, offset by gross unrealized depreciation for the calendar year. No effect is given to gross unrealized appreciation in this calculation. 

  • Our Board of Directors has declared a distribution of $0.29 per share for the fourth quarter of 2014.
    • Payable Date: December 31, 2014
    • Record Date: December 17, 2014

  • During the third quarter of 2014, we made approximately $97.6 million in additional investments. The additional investments consisted of approximately $38.0 million in corporate securities and $59.6 million in CLO equity.

    • For the third quarter of 2014, we received proceeds of approximately $122.0 million from repayments, sales and amortization payments on our debt investments. 

  • As of September 30, 2014, the weighted average yield of our income producing investments on a cost basis was approximately 12.6%, compared with 12.2% as of June 30, 2014. At September 30, 2014, we had one investment on non-accrual status with a cost value of approximately $11.6 million.

  • As of September 30, 2014, net asset value per share was $9.40 compared with the net asset value per share as of June 30, 2014 of $9.71. 

  • As of October 27, 2014, TICC Funding, LLC ("TICC Funding"), a special purpose vehicle and wholly-owned subsidiary of TICC Capital Corp., entered into a revolving credit facility (the "Facility") with Citibank, N.A. In our related press release of October 28, 2014, we announced that we used part of the proceeds from the Facility to redeem all of the $101,250,000 secured notes issued by TICC CLO LLC. Subject to certain exceptions, pricing under the Facility is based on the London interbank offered rate ("LIBOR") for an interest period equal to three months plus a spread of 1.50% per annum. The secured notes previously issued under TICC CLO LLC were based on LIBOR for an interest period of three months plus a spread of 2.25% per annum.

    Pursuant to the terms of the credit agreement governing the Facility, TICC Funding has borrowed, on a revolving basis, the maximum aggregate principal amount of $150,000,000. All amounts borrowed under the Facility will mature, and all accrued and unpaid interest thereunder will be due and payable, on October 27, 2017.

(1) Supplemental Information Regarding Core Net Investment Income

On a supplemental basis, we provide information relating to core net investment income, which is a non-GAAP measure. This measure is provided in addition to, but not as a substitute for, net investment income. Core net investment income represents net investment income excluding our capital gains incentive fee. As the capital gains incentive fee, for generally accepted accounting purposes, is based on the hypothetical liquidation of the entire portfolio (and as any capital gains incentive fee may be non-recurring), we believe that core net investment income is a useful indicator of operations exclusive of any capital gains incentive fee. We note that such amount is excluded from the core net investment income amount presented below.

The following table provides a reconciliation of net investment income to core net investment income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014:

             
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2014
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2014
 
    Amount     Per Share Amounts     Amount     Per Share
Amounts
 
Net investment income   $ 17,520,528     $ 0.291     $ 52,695,296     $ 0.904  
Capital gains incentive fee     (837,963 )     (0.014 )     (3,872,853 )     (0.066 )
Core net investment income   $ 16,682,565     $ 0.277     $ 48,822,443     $ 0.838  
                                 
                                 

We will host a conference call to discuss our third quarter results today, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET. Please call 888-339-0740 to participate. A replay of the conference call will be available for approximately 30 days. The replay number is 877-344-7529, and the replay passcode is 10054975.

A presentation containing further detail regarding our year-end and quarterly results of operations has been posted under the Investor Relations section of our website at www.ticc.com.

The following financial statements are unaudited and without footnotes. Readers who would like additional information should obtain our Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2013, and subsequent reports on Form 10-Q as they are filed.

           
           
TICC CAPITAL CORP.  
   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (UNAUDITED)  
   
   
    September 30, 2014   December 31, 2013  
               
ASSETS              
               
  Non-affiliated/non-control investments (cost: $923,914,673 @ 9/30/14; $901,728,071 @ 12/31/13)   $ 923,317,755   $ 915,546,744  
  Affiliated investments (cost: $4,217,122 @ 9/30/14; $0 @ 12/31/13)     4,001,877     -  
  Control investments (cost: $16,900,000 @ 9/30/14; $16,900,000 @ 12/31/13)     15,310,000     16,050,000  
    Total investments at fair value (cost: $945,031,795 @ 9/30/14; $918,628,071 @ 12/31/13)     942,629,632     931,596,744  
  Cash and cash equivalents     27,605,274     14,933,074  
  Restricted cash     51,038,473     32,428,248  
  Deferred debt issuance costs     7,039,157     7,985,580  
  Interest and distributions receivable     13,146,943     11,133,972  
  Other assets     462,790     88,122  
      Total assets   $ 1,041,922,269   $ 998,165,740  
   
LIABILITIES              
               
  Accrued interest payable   $ 4,751,664   $ 2,596,893  
  Investment advisory fee payable to affiliate     7,067,976     7,144,480  
  Accrued capital gains incentive fee to affiliate     -     3,872,853  
  Securities purchased not settled     10,721,250     6,994,852  
  Accrued expenses     1,004,936     637,896  
  Notes payable - TICC CLO LLC, net of discount     100,160,015     100,041,226  
  Notes payable - TICC CLO 2012-1 LLC, net of discount     235,964,462     235,635,114  
  Convertible senior notes payable     115,000,000     115,000,000  
      Total liabilities     474,670,303     471,923,314  
               
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 14)              
               
NET ASSETS              
  Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, and 60,357,746 and 53,400,745 issued and outstanding, respectively     603,577     534,007  
  Capital in excess of par value     629,525,871     561,336,766  
  Net unrealized appreciation on investments     (2,402,163 )   12,968,673  
  Accumulated net realized losses on investments     (57,629,704 )   (45,439,234 )
  Distributions in excess of investment income     (2,845,615 )   (3,157,786 )
      Total net assets     567,251,966     526,242,426  
      Total liabilities and net assets   $ 1,041,922,269   $ 998,165,740  
Net asset value per common share   $ 9.40   $ 9.85  
               
               
               
TICC CAPITAL CORP.  
   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)  
                         
    Three Months
Ended
September 30, 2014
    Three Months
Ended
September 30, 2013
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30, 2014
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30, 2013
 
                                 
INVESTMENT INCOME                                
From non-affiliated/non-control investments:                                
  Interest income - debt investments   $ 12,727,990     $ 14,039,082     $ 38,350,310     $ 38,334,197  
  Distributions from securitization vehicles and equity investments     15,170,869       12,256,961       45,047,290       31,676,007  
  Commitment, amendment fee income and other income     1,877,067       787,777       4,267,879       3,505,135  
    Total investment income from non-affiliated/non-control investments     29,775,926       27,083,820       87,665,479       73,515,339  
From affiliated investments:                                
  Interest income - debt investments     50,436       -       65,139       -  
  Distributions from equity investments     -       -       -       -  
  Total investment income from affiliated investments     50,436       -       65,139       -  
From control investments:                                
  Interest income - debt investments     349,361       364,557       1,036,691       1,088,641  
  Distributions from equity investments     -       -       -       -  
  Total investment income from control investments     349,361       364,557       1,036,691       1,088,641  
    Total investment income     30,175,723       27,448,377       88,767,309       74,603,980  
EXPENSES                                
  Compensation expense     472,903       310,415       1,399,476       924,818  
  Investment advisory fees     5,366,277       4,932,640       15,764,248       13,912,382  
  Professional fees     603,940       386,793       1,601,883       1,474,966  
  Interest expense and other debt financing expenses     4,963,796       4,977,313       14,805,182       13,980,611  
  General and administrative     384,543       540,512       1,567,799       1,453,455  
    Total expenses before incentive fees     11,791,459       11,147,673       35,138,588       31,746,232  
  Net investment income incentive fees     1,701,699       1,791,981       4,806,278       4,426,322  
  Capital gains incentive fees     (837,963 )     2,270,014       (3,872,853 )     (414,404 )
    Total incentive fees     863,736       4,061,995       933,425       4,011,918  
    Total expenses     12,655,195       15,209,668       36,072,013       35,758,150  
Net investment income     17,520,528       12,238,709       52,695,296       38,845,830  
                                 
Net change in unrealized appreciation on investments                                
  Non-Affiliate/non-control investments     (15,123,443 )     12,704,136       (18,359,672 )     (41,034 )
  Affiliated investments     (198,545 )     -       3,728,836       -  
  Control investments     -       (12,093 )     (740,000 )     (43,821 )
    Total net change in unrealized appreciation on investments     (15,321,988 )     12,692,043       (15,370,836 )     (84,855 )
                                 
Net realized (losses) gains on investments                                
  Non-Affiliated/non-control investments     (3,460,465 )     (1,341,975 )     (6,925,632 )     7,126,844  
  Affiliated investments     -       -       (5,264,838 )     -  
  Control investments     -       -       -       -  
    Total net realized (losses) gains on investments     (3,460,465 )     (1,341,975 )     (12,190,470 )     7,126,844  
                                 
Net (decrease) increase in net assets resulting from operations   $ (1,261,925 )   $ 23,588,777     $ 25,133,990     $ 45,887,819  
                                 
Net increase in net assets resulting from net investment income per common share:                                
      Basic   $ 0.29     $ 0.23     $ 0.90     $ 0.77  
      Diluted   $ 0.28     $ 0.22     $ 0.85     $ 0.74  
Net (decrease) increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share:                                
      Basic   $ (0.02 )   $ 0.45     $ 0.43     $ 0.91  
      Diluted     (0.02   $ 0.41       0.43     $ 0.85  
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:                                
      Basic     60,268,078       52,751,722       58,307,825       50,314,364  
      Diluted     70,301,230       62,784,874       68,340,977       60,347,516  
                                 
Dividends Declared Per Share   $ 0.29     $ 0.29     $ 0.87     $ 0.87  
                                 
                                 

About TICC Capital Corp.

TICC Capital Corp. is a publicly-traded business development company principally engaged in providing capital to established businesses, investing in syndicated bank loans and purchasing debt and equity tranches of collateralized loan obligations. Companies interested in learning more about financing opportunities should contact Debdeep Maji at (203) 983-5285.

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