TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Announces Quarter Ended June 30, 2014 Financial Results

Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.38 per share for the Third Fiscal Quarter of 2014

NEW YORK--()--TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE:TSLX) today reported net income of $27.3 million, or $0.51 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net investment income was $29.4 million, or $0.55 per share, for the second quarter. Net asset value per share was $15.70 at June 30, 2014, up $0.19 per share as compared to March 31, 2014. The Company’s Board of Directors declared a second quarter dividend of $0.38 per share payable to stockholders of record as of June 30, 2014 that was paid on July 31, 2014.

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share for its third fiscal quarter of 2014 for stockholders of record as of September 30, 2014, payable on or about October 31, 2014.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:

             
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 

       

Three Months Ended

       
June 30, 2014 March 31, 2014 June 30, 2013
 
Investments at Fair Value $1,129,199 $1,195,539 $786,984
Total Assets $1,178,790 $1,251,464 $931,137
Net Asset Value Per Share $15.70 $15.51 $15.29
 
Investment Income $45,657 $33,481 $20,940
Net Investment Income $29,433 $21,242 $12,817
Net Realized and Unrealized Gains ($2,139) $4,106 $1,391
Net Income $27,294 $25,348 $14,208
 
Net Investment Income Per Share $0.55 $0.51 $0.37
Net Realized and Unrealized Gains Per Share ($0.04) $0.10 $0.04
Net Income Per Share $0.51 $0.61 $0.41
 
Weighted Average Yield of Debt and Other Income Producing Securities at Fair Value 10.3% 10.2% 10.4%
Weighted Average Yield of Debt and Other Income Producing Securities at Amortized Cost 10.5% 10.4% 10.6%
 
Percentage of Debt Investment Commitments at Floating Rates 98% 99% 99%
 

Conference Call and Webcast

Conference Call Information:

The conference call will be broadcast live at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on August 5, 2014 via the Investor Resources section of our website at http://www.tpgspecialtylending.com. Please visit the website to test your connection before the webcast.

Participants are also invited to access the conference call by dialing one of the following numbers:

Domestic: (877) 359-9508
International: +1 (224) 357-2393
Conference ID: 74148975

All callers will need to enter the Conference ID followed by the # sign and reference “TPG Specialty Lending” once connected with the operator. All callers are asked to dial in 10-15 minutes prior to the call so that name and company information can be collected.

Replay Information:

An archived replay will be available from approximately 12:00 p.m. on August 5 through August 19 through a webcast link located on the Investor Resources section of our website, and via the dial-in numbers listed below:

Domestic: (855) 859-2056
International: +1 (404) 537-3406
Conference ID: 74148975

Portfolio and Investment Activity

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, originations totaled $157.1 million. This compares to $369.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and $266.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, we made new investment commitments of $116.4 million, $114.0 million in four new portfolio companies and $2.4 million in two existing portfolio companies. For this period, we had $159.2 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments, resulting in a net portfolio decrease of $54.8 million aggregate principal amount.

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, we made new investment commitments of $176.1 million, $171.6 million in four new portfolio companies and $4.5 million in one existing portfolio company. For this period, we had $11.4 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments, resulting in a net portfolio increase of $169.9 million aggregate principal amount.

As of June 30, 2014 and March 31, 2014, we had investments in 31 and 30 portfolio companies, respectively, with an aggregate fair value of $1,129.2 million and $1,195.5 million, respectively.

As of June 30, 2014, our portfolio at fair value consisted of 85.9% first-lien debt investments, 12.7% second-lien debt investments, 0.4% mezzanine debt investments, and 1.0 % equity investments. As of March 31, 2014, our portfolio at fair value consisted of 82.4% first-lien debt investments, 17.0% second-lien debt investments, 0.4% mezzanine debt investments, and 0.2% equity investments.

As of June 30, 2014, 98% of our debt investments bore interest at floating rates, subject to interest rate floors. Our credit facilities also bear interest at floating rates.

As of and June 30, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively, our weighted average total yield of debt and income producing securities at fair value (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 10.3% and 10.2%, respectively, and our weighted average total yield of debt and income producing securities at amortized cost (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 10.5% and 10.4%, respectively.

As of June 30, 2014, 100% of our debt investments by fair value were meeting all covenant and payment requirements, and we had no investments on non-accrual status.

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 compared to the Three Months Ended June 30, 2013

Investment Income

For the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, investment income totaled $45.7 million and $20.9 million, respectively. The increase in investment income for the quarter was primarily driven by strong asset growth and accelerated amortization and prepayment fees during the second quarter of 2014.

Expenses

Net expenses totaled $16.0 million and $8.1 million, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. The increase in net expenses was primarily due to higher average borrowings, higher incentive fees due to higher net investment income, and higher professional fees and other general and administrative expenses associated with servicing a larger investment portfolio.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

In April 2014, an additional 1,050,000 shares of common stock were issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in connection with the public offering of our common stock. Net of underwriting fees and offering costs, we received total cash proceeds of $15.4 million.

In May 2014, we entered into agreements with various financial institutions pursuant to which each of the institutions agreed to provide commitments through the accordion feature of our Revolving Credit Facility, increasing the aggregate commitments from $581.3 million to $781.3 million. The Revolving Credit Facility continues to include the accordion feature, which would allow us, under certain circumstances, to increase the size of the Revolving Credit Facility further to a maximum of $956.3 million.

In June 2014, we issued in a private placement $115 million aggregate principal amount convertible senior notes due December 2019. We used the net proceeds of the offering to pay down debt under the Revolving Credit Facility. In connection with the offering of Convertible Senior Notes, we entered into an interest rate swap to continue to align the interest rates of our liabilities with our investment portfolio, which consists of predominately floating rate loans. As a result of the swap, our effective interest rate on the Convertible Senior Notes is three-month LIBOR plus 252.9 basis points.

As of June 30, 2014, we had $6.5 million in cash and cash equivalents, a decrease of $22.3 million from March 31, 2014. The decrease was primarily attributable to drawing cash to increase the size of two existing investments at the end of the March 31, 2014 period. Those transactions funded in the beginning of the June 30, 2014 quarter.

As of June 30, 2014, we had total debt outstanding of $296 million, and $771 million available to draw, subject to borrowing base limitations or other requirements. Our average stated interest rate on debt outstanding was 2.7% for the three months ended June 30, 2014, as compared to 2.8% for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

The Company recently received BBB- ratings from Fitch Ratings and is now rated investment grade by both Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s.

Financial Statements and Tables

                                     
TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, 2014 June 30, 2013 June 30, 2014 June 30, 2013
Income
Investment income from non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:
Interest from investments $ 44,425 $ 19,861 $ 75,543 $ 40,484
Other income 845 1,078 3,208 1,256
Interest from cash and cash equivalents       1         2  
 

Total investment income from non-controlled,

non-affiliated investments

45,270 20,940 78,751 41,742
Investment income from controlled, affiliated investments:
Interest from investments 369 369
Other income   18         18      
 
Total investment income from controlled,
affiliated investments   387         387      
 
Total Investment Income   45,657     20,940     79,138     41,742  
 
Expenses
Interest 3,460 2,429 7,284 4,679
Management fees 4,522 3,249 8,759 6,265
Incentive fees 5,860 2,518 10,334 5,247
Professional fees 1,174 935 2,346 1,517
Directors’ fees 87 71 159 142
Other general and administrative   896     621     1,812     1,150  
 
Total expenses   15,999     9,823     30,694     19,000  
 
Management fees waived       (1,700 )   (2,465 )   (3,185 )
 
Net Expenses   15,999     8,123     28,229     15,815  
 
Net Investment Income Before Income Taxes 29,658 12,817 50,909 25,927
Income taxes, including excise taxes   225         234     4  
 
Net Investment Income 29,433 12,817 50,675 25,923
 
Unrealized and Realized Gain (Loss)
Net change in unrealized gains (losses):
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (3,862 ) 475 82 2,423
Translation of assets and liabilities in foreign currencies 701 1,227
Interest rate swaps 792 792
Foreign currency forward contracts       719     1,244     719  
 
Total net change in unrealized gains (losses)   (2,369 )   1,194     3,345     3,142  
 
Realized gains (losses):
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments 118 136 118 542
Foreign currency transactions   112     61     (1,496 )   61  
 
Total realized gains (losses)   230     197     (1,378 )   603  
 
Total Unrealized and Realized Gains (Losses)   (2,139 )   1,391     1,967     3,745  
 
Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations $ 27,294   $ 14,208   $ 52,642   $ 29,668  
Earnings per common share—basic and diluted (1) $ 0.51   $ 0.41   $ 1.11   $ 0.89  
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding—basic and diluted (1)   53,120,358     34,270,130     47,361,713     33,419,945  
 
(1)   The indicated amounts for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 have been retroactively adjusted for the stock split which was effected in the form of a stock dividend.
 
                     
TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
June 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
Assets
Investments at fair value

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (amortized cost of $1,065,601 and $997,298,

respectively)

$   1,084,837 $   1,016,451
Controlled, affiliated investments (amortized cost of $44,363 and $0, respectively)     44,362        
Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $1,109,964 and $997,298, respectively) 1,129,199 1,016,451
Cash and cash equivalents 6,458 3,471
Interest receivable 7,238 4,933
Receivable on interest rate swaps 792
Prepaid expenses and other assets     35,103       14,295  
 
Total Assets $   1,178,790   $   1,039,150  
 
Liabilities
Debt $ 296,392 $ 432,267
Management fees payable to affiliate 4,522 1,580
Incentive fees payable to affiliate 9,399 6,136
Dividends payable 20,272 14,810
Payable for investments purchased 1,974
Payable on foreign currency forward contracts 1,244
Payables to affiliate 2,797 2,668
Other liabilities     7,982       3,775  
 
Total Liabilities     341,364       464,454  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Net Assets
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; no shares
issued and outstanding

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized, 53,348,890 and 37,027,022

shares issued, respectively; and 53,347,891 and 37,026,023 shares outstanding, respectively

533 370
Additional paid-in capital 802,341 552,436
Treasury stock at cost; 999 shares (1 ) (1 )
Undistributed net investment income 11,781 3,981
Net unrealized gains on investments and foreign currency translation 21,255 17,910
Undistributed net realized gains on investments, including foreign currency forward contracts     1,517        
 
Total Net Assets     837,426       574,696  
 
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $   1,178,790   $   1,039,150  
 
Net Asset Value Per Share $ 15.70 $ 15.52
 

Our investment activity for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 is presented below (information presented herein is at par value unless otherwise indicated).

                             
    For the Three Months Ended    
($ in millions)     June 30,
2014
        June 30,
2013
   
New investment commitments:
Gross originations $   157.1 $   266.2
Less: syndications/sell downs         40.7               90.1    
 
Total new investment commitments $ 116.4 $ 176.1
Principal amount of investments funded:
First-lien $ 89.0 $ 176.8
Second-lien 6.3 4.5
Mezzanine
Equity         9.1                
 
Total $ 104.4 $ 181.3
Principal amount of investments sold or repaid:
First-lien $ 94.4 $ 8.4
Second-lien 64.8 3.0
Mezzanine
Equity                        
 
Total     $   159.2         $   11.4    
 
Number of new investment commitments in new portfolio companies 4 4
Average new investment commitment amount in new portfolio companies $ 28.5 $ 42.9
Weighted average term for new investment commitments in new portfolio companies (in years) 4.7 4.7
Percentage of new debt investment commitments at floating rates 98.8 % 100.0 %
Percentage of new debt investment commitments at fixed rates 1.2 % %
Weighted average interest rate of new investment commitments 10.6 % 10.6 %
Weighted average spread over LIBOR of new floating rate investment commitments 9.6 % 9.3 %
Weighted average interest rate on investments sold or paid down 9.7 % 10.4 %
 

About TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (“the Company”) is a specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. The Company seeks to generate current income primarily in U.S.-domiciled middle-market companies through direct originations of senior secured loans and, to a lesser extent, originations of mezzanine loans and investments in corporate bonds and equity securities. The Company has elected to be regulated as a business development company, or a BDC, under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. TSL is externally managed by TSL Advisers, LLC (the “Adviser”), an SEC-registered investment adviser with offices throughout the United States. The Adviser sources and manages TSL’s portfolio through a dedicated team of investment professionals with significant expertise in middle market lending. TSL leverages the deep investment, sector, and operating resources of TPG Special Situations Partners (“TSSP”), the dedicated special situations and credit platform of TPG, with over $10 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2014, and the broader TPG platform, a leading global private investment firm with over $59 billion of assets under management. For more information, visit our website at www.tpgspecialtylending.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.

Contacts

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.
Investor Relations:
415-486-5939
IRTSL@tpg.com
or
Press:
Owen Blicksilver PR, Inc.
Jennifer Hurson, 845-507-0571
jennifer@blicksilverpr.com

Release Summary

TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) announces second quarter 2014 financial results, reporting net income of $27.3 million or $0.51 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

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Contacts

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.
Investor Relations:
415-486-5939
IRTSL@tpg.com
or
Press:
Owen Blicksilver PR, Inc.
Jennifer Hurson, 845-507-0571
jennifer@blicksilverpr.com