NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE: TSLX, or the “Company”) today reported net investment income of $25.5 million, or $0.43 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Net asset value per share was $15.55 at June 30, 2016 as compared to $15.11 at March 31, 2016. The Company’s Board of Directors previously declared a second quarter dividend of $0.39 per share, payable to stockholders of record as of June 30, 2016 that was paid on July 29, 2016.
The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share for stockholders of record as of September 30, 2016, payable on or about October 31, 2016.
The Company’s Board of Directors approved an extension of the Company’s stock repurchase plan (“Company 10b5-1 Plan”) to acquire up to $50 million in the aggregate of TSLX’s common stock at prices just below TSLX’s net asset value per share, in accordance with the guidelines specified in Rule 10b-18 and Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Unless extended or terminated by its Board of Directors, the Company expects that the stock repurchase plan will be in effect through the earlier of February 28, 2017, or such time as the current approved repurchase amount of up to $50 million has been fully utilized, subject to certain conditions. Under the Company 10b5-1 Plan, no shares were purchased during the three months ended June 30, 2016.
(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
|June 30, 2016||March 31, 2016||June 30, 2015|
|Investments at Fair Value||$1,611.0||$1,563.7||$1,397.6|
|Net Asset Value Per Share||$15.55||$15.11||$15.84|
|Net Investment Income||$25.5||$23.2||$25.0|
|Net Investment Income Per Share||$0.43||$0.42||$0.46|
|Net Realized and Unrealized Gains (and Losses) Per Share||$0.41||($0.10)||$0.17|
|Net Income Per Share||$0.84||$0.32||$0.63|
|Weighted Average Yield of Debt and Income Producing Securities at Fair Value||10.6%||10.5%||10.3%|
|Weighted Average Yield of Debt and Income Producing Securities at Amortized Cost||10.5%||10.3%||10.4%|
|Percentage of Debt Investment Commitments at Floating Rates||96%(1)||96%(1)||96%|
(1) Includes one fixed rate investment for which we entered into an interest rate swap agreement to swap to a floating rate.
Conference Call and Webcast
Conference Call Information:
The conference call will be broadcast live at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on August 4, 2016. Please visit TSLX’s webcast link located on the Events & Presentation page of the Investor Resources section of TSLX’s website http://www.tpgspecialtylending.com for a slide presentation that complements the Earnings Conference Call. 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 (253) 237-1122
Conference ID: 38155488
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.
An archived replay will be available from approximately 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 4 through August 18 via a webcast link located on the Investor Resources section of the Company’s website, and via the dial-in numbers listed below:
Domestic: (855) 859-2056
International: +1 (404) 537-3406
Conference ID: 38155488
Portfolio and Investment Activity
For the three months ended June 30, 2016, gross originations totaled $199.7 million. This compares to $164.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and $112.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015.
For the three months ended June 30, 2016, the Company made new investment commitments of $184.7 million, $170.0 million in three new portfolio companies and $14.7 million in three existing portfolio companies. For this period, the Company had $114.7 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments, resulting in a net portfolio increase of $31.1 million aggregate principal amount.
For the three months ended June 30, 2015, the Company made new investment commitments of $112.3 million, $96.8 million in five new portfolio companies and $15.5 million in three existing portfolio companies. For this period, the Company had $21.6 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments, resulting in a net portfolio increase of $62.5 million aggregate principal amount.
As of June 30, 2016 and March 31, 2016, the Company had investments in 50 and 48 portfolio companies, respectively, with an aggregate fair value of $1,611.0 million and $1,563.7 million, respectively.
As of June 30, 2016, the portfolio based on fair value consisted of 92.9% first-lien debt investments, 3.7% second-lien debt investments, 1.9% mezzanine and unsecured debt investments, and 1.5% equity and other investments. As of March 31, 2016, the portfolio consisted of 89.0% first-lien debt investments, 7.7% second-lien debt investments, 1.9% mezzanine and unsecured debt investments, and 1.4% equity and other investments.
As of June 30, 2016, 96.4% of debt investments based on fair value in the Company’s portfolio bore interest at floating rates (when including investment specific hedges), with 92.6% of these subject to interest rate floors. The Company’s credit facility also bears interest at floating rates.
As of June 30, 2016 and March 31, 2016, the weighted average total yield of debt and income producing securities at fair value (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 10.6% and 10.5%, respectively, and the 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 10.3%, respectively.
As of June 30, 2016, 99.5% of debt investments based on fair value were meeting all payment and covenant requirements. One investment was on non-accrual status at June 30, 2016.
Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2016 compared to the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015
For the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, investment income totaled $46.0 million and $45.4 million, respectively. The increase in investment income for the quarter was primarily driven by an increase in the average size of the total investment portfolio, higher syndication, amendment and agency fees, and dividend income, partially offset by lower prepayment fees and accelerated amortization of upfront fees from unscheduled paydowns, as compared to the same period in 2015.
Net expenses totaled $20.0 million and $19.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The increase in net expenses was primarily due to higher interest expense related to an increase in the weighted average debt outstanding.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of June 30, 2016, the Company had $3.9 million in cash and cash equivalents, total debt outstanding of $675.4 million, and $260.9 million of undrawn commitments on its revolving credit facility, subject to borrowing base and other limitations. The weighted average interest rate on debt outstanding was 2.6% for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2015.
The Company is rated BBB- by Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s, each with a stable outlook.
Financial Statements and Tables
|TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30, 2016||June 30, 2015||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2015|
|Investment income from non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:|
|Interest from investments||$||41,674||$||43,175||$||80,843||$||76,054|
Total investment income from non-controlled, non-affiliated investments
Investment income from controlled, affiliated investments:
|Interest from investments||2,418||1,493||4,751||2,909|
|Total investment income from controlled, affiliated investments||2,469||1,548||4,852||3,021|
|Total Investment Income||46,034||45,352||88,784||83,081|
|Other general and administrative||1,058||1,273||2,312||2,427|
|Management and incentive fees waived||(99||)||—||(196||)||—|
|Net Investment Income Before Income Taxes||25,993||25,555||49,619||46,646|
|Income taxes, including excise taxes||490||535||925||840|
|Net Investment Income||25,503||25,020||48,694||45,806|
|Unrealized and Realized Gains (Losses)|
|Net change in unrealized gains (losses):|
|Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments||14,801||14,400||14,997||8,493|
|Controlled, affiliated investments||4,208||(76||)||(151||)||529|
|Translation of assets and liabilities in foreign currencies||4,506||(3,906||)||1,803||3,309|
|Interest rate swaps||325||(855||)||1,566||(1,208||)|
|Total net change in unrealized gains||23,840||9,563||18,215||11,123|
|Realized gains (losses):|
|Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments||404||(332||)||404||(67||)|
|Interest rate swaps||—||—||—||1,852|
|Foreign currency transactions||(109||)||(146||)||96||(141||)|
|Total realized gains (losses)||295||(478||)||500||1,644|
|Total Unrealized and Realized Gains||24,135||9,085||18,715||12,767|
|Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations||$||49,638||$||34,105||$||67,409||$||58,573|
|Earnings per common share—basic and diluted||$||0.84||$||0.63||$||1.17||$||1.09|
|Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding—basic and diluted||59,348,460||53,987,627||57,575,365||53,945,087|
|TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Investments at fair value|
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (amortized cost of $1,548,473 and $1,443,017, respectively)
Controlled, affiliated investments (amortized cost of $91,686 and $86,659, respectively)
Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $1,640,159 and $1,529,676, respectively)
|Cash and cash equivalents||3,941||2,431|
|Receivable for interest rate swaps||1,967||402|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||3,561||7,880|
|Debt (net of deferred financing costs of $9,215 and $10,365, respectively)||$||663,925||$||642,423|
|Management fees payable to affiliate||5,999||5,530|
|Incentive fees payable to affiliate||5,309||4,915|
|Payable for investments purchased||—||4,435|
|Payables to affiliate||1,282||1,492|
|Commitments and contingencies|
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized,
54,166,959 shares issued, respectively; and 59,411,892 and 54,163,960 shares
|Additional paid-in capital||895,554||812,586|
|Treasury stock at cost; 89,080 and 2,999 shares held, respectively||(1,359||)||(30||)|
|Undistributed net investment income||29,044||27,521|
|Net unrealized losses||(10,165||)||(28,380||)|
|Undistributed net realized gains||10,350||8,502|
|Total Net Assets||924,019||820,741|
|Total Liabilities and Net Assets||$||1,628,812||$||1,506,568|
|Net Asset Value Per Share||$||15.55||$||15.15|
The Company’s investment activity for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 is presented below (information presented herein is at par value unless otherwise indicated).
|Three Months Ended|
|($ in millions)||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2015|
|New investment commitments:|
|Less: Syndications/sell downs||15.0||—|
|Total new investment commitments||$||184.7||$||112.3|
|Principal amount of investments funded:|
|Mezzanine and unsecured||—||7.0|
|Equity and other||—||—|
|Principal amount of investments sold or repaid:|
|Mezzanine and unsecured||—||4.9|
Number of new investment commitments in new portfolio companies
Average new investment commitment amount in new portfolio companies
Weighted average term for new investment commitments in new portfolio companies (in years)
Percentage of new debt investment commitments at floating rates
Percentage of new debt investment commitments at fixed rates
Weighted average interest rate of new investment commitments
Weighted average spread over LIBOR of new floating rate investment commitments
Weighted average interest rate on investments sold or paid down
About TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.
TSLX 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 and unsecured 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. TSLX is externally managed by TSL Advisers, LLC, a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) registered investment adviser. TSLX leverages the deep investment, sector, and operating resources of TPG Special Situations Partners, the dedicated special situations and credit platform of TPG, with over $16 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2016, and the broader TPG platform, a global private investment firm with over $74 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2016. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.tpgspecialtylending.com.
Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or the Company’s 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 the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. TSLX undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.