NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Solar Capital Ltd. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SLRC), today reported earnings of $17.1 million, or $0.40 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net investment income was $16.1 million, or $0.38 per share, for the second quarter. At June 30, 2014, net asset value (NAV) per share was $22.44.
The Company’s Board of Directors declared a third quarter distribution of $0.40 per share payable on October 1, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 18, 2014. The specific tax characteristics will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099 after the end of the calendar year.
At June 30, 2014:
Investment portfolio fair value: $984.1 million
Number of portfolio companies: 43
Net assets: $952.9 million
Net asset value per share: $22.44
Portfolio Activity for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2014:
Investments made during the quarter: $89.4 million
Investments prepaid or sold during the quarter: $137.8 million
Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2014:
Net investment income: $16.1 million
Net realized and unrealized gain: $1.0 million
Net increase in net assets from operations: $17.1 million
Net investment income per share: $0.38
“Our predominantly senior secured, floating rate portfolio positions us well in both current market conditions, as well as a rising rate environment. We continue to believe that traditional senior secured loans and unitranche loans offer the best risk-reward profiles, and our origination platform is actively pursuing initiatives to capitalize on this opportunity set,” said Michael Gross, Chairman and CEO of Solar Capital Ltd. “Throughout the past two years of heated credit market conditions, we’ve remained disciplined with our capital, which has enabled us to be highly selective in the construction of our portfolio and provides us with the capacity to pursue attractive growth opportunities.”
Conference Call and Webcast
The company will host an earnings conference call and audio webcast at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
All interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (877) 415-3181 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (857) 244-7324. Participants should reference Solar Capital Ltd. and the participant passcode of 54156597 when prompted. This conference call also can be accessed by all interested parties through Solar Capital’s website, www.solarcapltd.com. Additionally, a replay dial-in will be available until August 19, 2014 and can be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010 and using the passcode 88909951. International callers should dial (617) 801-6888 to listen to the replay.
Portfolio and Investment Activity
During the three months ended June 30, 2014, we invested approximately $89.4 million across nine portfolio companies. Investments prepaid or sold during the quarter ended June 30, 2014 totaled approximately $137.8 million.
At June 30, 2014, our portfolio consisted of 43 portfolio companies and was invested 43.9% in senior secured loans excluding Crystal Financial, 30.4% in Crystal Financial whose portfolio is 100% comprised of senior secured loans, 18.3% in subordinated debt, 2.3% in preferred equity and 5.1% in common equity and warrants excluding Crystal Financial, measured at fair value.
Crystal Financial’s $351.0 million funded portfolio consists of senior secured loans from 24 issuers with an average exposure of $14.6 million. All of the commitments from Crystal Financial are floating rate, senior secured loans. During the quarter ended June 30, 2014, Crystal Financial funded new loans totaling $5.1 million and had $68.5 million of funded loans repaid.
The fair value weighted average yield on our portfolio of income-producing investments was 10.5% at June 30, 2014.
At June 30, 2014, 71.0% or $663.1 million of our income-producing investment portfolio* is floating rate and 29.0% or $271.1 million of our income-producing portfolio is fixed rate, measured at fair value.
From inception in 2006 through June 30, 2014, Solar Capital Ltd. and its predecessor companies have invested approximately $3.5 billion in 112 portfolio companies. Over the same period, Solar Capital Ltd. completed transactions with more than 80 different financial sponsors.
* We have included Crystal Financial as 100% floating rate.
Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 compared to the Three Months Ended June 30, 2013.
For the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, gross investment income totaled $28.0 million and $39.1 million, respectively. The decrease in gross investment income year over year was primarily due to a smaller income-producing portfolio from the net effect of portfolio repayments, as well as portfolio yield compression.
Expenses totaled $11.9 million and $19.9 million, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. The decrease in expenses year over year was primarily due to a decrease in management and performance-based incentive fees on lower investment income and portfolio size, as well as decreases in debt expenses due to lower average borrowings.
Net Investment Income
The Company’s net investment income totaled $16.1 million and $19.3 million, or $0.38 and $0.43 per average share, for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
Net Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss)
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 totaled approximately $1.0 million and ($19.3) million, respectively.
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting From Operations
For the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company had a net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations of $17.1 million and ($0.0) million, respectively. For the same periods, earnings (loss) per average share were $0.40 and ($0.00), respectively.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
At June 30, 2014, the Company had approximately $208.3 million of cash and a total of $490 million of unused credit capacity, subject to borrowing base limitations.
During the three months ended June 30, 2014, the Company repurchased $19.5 million of its common stock at an average price of approximately $21.93 per share, representing a 2.3% discount to the NAV per share at June 30, 2014. The Company repurchased a total of $56.6 million out of $100 million authorized. The share repurchase program expired on July 31, 2014.
Financial Statements and Tables
|SOLAR CAPITAL LTD.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES|
|(in thousands, except share amounts)|
June 30, 2014
|Investments at fair value:|
|Companies less than 5% owned (cost: $614,284 and $688,685, respectively)||$||608,088||$||680,720|
|Companies 5% to 25% owned (cost: $8,264 and $7,789, respectively)||7,933||7,789|
|Companies more than 25% owned (cost: $342,541 and $394,285, respectively)||368,126||399,890|
|Total investments (cost: $965,089 and $1,090,759, respectively)||984,147||1,088,399|
|Cash and cash equivalents||696,642||585,278|
|Foreign currency (cost: $1,667 and $1,702, respectively)||1,683||1,701|
|Deferred financing costs||3,282||3,300|
|Receivable for investments sold||7,591||14,870|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||1,080||666|
|Revolving credit facilities||$||—||$||—|
|Unsecured senior notes||100,000||100,000|
|Senior secured notes||75,000||75,000|
|Payable for investments and cash equivalents purchased||501,235||454,887|
|Management fee payable||6,173||5,780|
|Performance-based incentive fee payable||—||4,633|
|Administrative services expense payable||968||2,085|
|Other liabilities and accrued expenses||1,327||1,223|
|Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 200,000,000 and 200,000,000 common shares authorized, respectively, and 42,465,162 and 44,244,195 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||$||425||$||442|
|Paid-in capital in excess of par||1,071,484||1,110,545|
|Distributions in excess of net investment income||(18,258||)||(17,344||)|
|Accumulated net realized loss||(119,802||)||(92,706||)|
|Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation)||19,074||(5,300||)|
|Total net assets||$||952,923||$||995,637|
|Net Asset Value Per Share||$||22.44||$||22.50|
|SOLAR CAPITAL LTD.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)|
|(in thousands, except share amounts)|
|Three months ended|
|June 30, 2014||June 30, 2013|
|Companies less than 5% owned||$||19,020||$||26,390|
|Companies 5% to 25% owned||245||1,466|
|Companies more than 25% owned||4,232||2,434|
|Companies 5% to 25% owned||—||(65||)|
|Companies more than 25% owned||4,507||8,920|
|Total investment income||28,004||39,145|
|Performance-based incentive fees||—||4,814|
|Interest and other credit facility expenses||3,621||4,819|
|Administrative services expense||1,442||1,529|
|Other general and administrative expenses||636||1,460|
|Net investment income||$||16,132||$||19,256|
REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS, CASH EQUIVALENTS, FOREIGN CURRENCIES AND DERIVATIVES:
|Net realized gain (loss) on investments and cash equivalents:|
|Companies less than 5% owned||$||(2||)||$||(1,619||)|
|Companies 5% to 25% owned||248||—|
|Companies more than 25% owned||26||—|
|Net realized gain (loss) on investments and cash equivalents||272||(1,619||)|
|Net realized loss on foreign currencies and derivatives:||(1,015||)||(293||)|
|Net realized loss||(743||)||(1,912||)|
|Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on investments and cash equivalents||637||(18,263||)|
|Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currencies and derivatives||1,058||906|
|Net change in unrealized gain (loss)||1,695||(17,357||)|
|Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments, cash equivalents, foreign currencies and derivatives||952||(19,269||)|
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS
|EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE||$||0.40||$||(0.00||)|
About Solar Capital Ltd.
Solar Capital Ltd. is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company invests primarily in leveraged, middle market companies in the form of senior secured loans, mezzanine loans, and equity securities.
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. Solar Capital Ltd. undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.