CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Capitala Finance Corp. (Nasdaq:CPTA) ("Capitala", the "Company", "we", "us", or "our") today announced its financial results for second quarter of 2016.
Second Quarter Highlights
- Net investment income of $7.4 million, or $0.47 per common share
- Investment advisor waived $0.8 million of incentive fees for the quarter, cumulative waiver exceeds $2.4 million since fourth quarter of 2015
- Net asset value per share of $16.28, flat from the previous quarter
- Weighted average yield on debt portfolio at quarter end of approximately 12.5%
- Energy investments, based on fair values, comprise 5.4% of the portfolio at June 30, 2016, compared to 8.8% at December 31, 2015
- Received exemptive order from Securities and Exchange Commission that permits co-investment with affiliates
In describing the Company's second quarter activities, Joseph B. Alala, III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased to report that for the fourth quarter in a row, distributions were covered by net investment income. The investment advisor continues to waive incentive fees to help offset the impact of non-performing investments, totaling $0.8 million for the current quarter and $2.4 million on a cumulative basis. Recent repayments and equity monetizations have provided us with liquidity to be more active in the lower middle market for directly originated investment opportunities with proper risk adjusted returns."
Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results
Total investment income was $17.0 million for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $15.1 million for the same period in 2015, an increase of $1.9 million. Interest, fee and payment-in-kind income collectively were $1.5 million higher in the second quarter of 2016 compared to 2015, resulting from a larger investment portfolio. All other income, including dividend income, increased by $0.4 million for the comparable period.
Total expenses for the second quarter of 2016 were $9.6 million, compared to $9.8 million for the comparable period in 2015, with no material variances.
Net investment income for the second quarter of 2016 was $7.4 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to $5.3 million, or $0.33 per share, for the same period in 2015.
Net realized losses totaled $5.6 million, or $0.35 per share, for the second quarter of 2016, compared to net realized gains of $15.8 million for the same period in 2015. During the quarter, the Company realized a $6.6 million loss related to Source Capital Abutec, LLC, which was partially offset by $1.0 million in realized gains on other investments.
Net unrealized appreciation totaled $5.4 million, or $0.34 per share, for the second quarter of 2016, compared to net unrealized depreciation of $16.2 million for the second quarter of 2015. The net loss (realized and unrealized) amounted to $0.2 million for the second quarter of 2016.
The net increase in net assets resulting from operations was $7.3 million for the second quarter of 2016, or $0.46 per common share, compared to a net increase of $4.9 million, or $0.31 per common share, for the same period in 2015.
As of June 30, 2016, the Company's portfolio consisted of investments in 54 companies with a fair market value of $595.1 million and a cost basis of$576.8 million. Senior secured debt investments represented 36.4% of the portfolio, subordinated debt investments represented 43.6% of the portfolio, equity/warrant investments represented 16.8% of the portfolio, and the investment in Capitala Senior Liquid Loan Fund I, LLC represented 3.2% of the portfolio, based on fair values at June 30, 2016.
The fair value of the Company's four energy investments totaled $32.4 million at June 30, 2016, representing 5.4% of the portfolio, as compared to 8.8% of the portfolio at December 31, 2015. In the aggregate, the fair value of our energy investments is 47.8% of the cost basis, as of June 30, 2016.
At June 30, 2016, we had debt investments in three portfolio companies on non-accrual status with a fair value and cost basis of $9.0 million and $37.2 million, respectively. Non-accrual loans, on a fair value and cost basis, represent 1.5% and 6.4%, respectively, of the portfolio at June 30, 2016. AtDecember 31, 2015, the fair value and cost basis of non-accrual investments was $28.0 million and $47.1 million, respectively.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
At June 30, 2016, the Company had $20.1 million in cash and cash equivalents. In addition, the Company had SBA debentures outstanding totaling$182.2 million with an annual weighted average interest rate of 3.43%, and $113.4 million of fixed rate notes bearing an interest rate of 7.125%. At June 30, 2016, the Company had $69.0 million outstanding and $51.0 million available under its senior secured revolving credit facility, which is priced at LIBOR plus 3.0% and matures on October 17, 2018.
On July 29, 2016, the Company exited its $5.0 million subordinated debt investment in Maxim Crane Works, LP at 101% of par.
On August 2, 2016 the Company exited its $18.4 million subordinated debt investment in Merlin International, Inc. at par.
On August 5, 2016, the Company exited its investment in MTI Holdings, Inc. The Company received $8.0 million for its subordinated debt investment, which was repaid at par. The Company also received $10.6 million for its equity investment, netting a realized gain of approximately $8.6 million.
Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results Conference Call
Management will host a conference call to discuss the operating and financial results at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday August 10, 2016. To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-877-312-5507 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call. A live webcast of the conference will be available at http://investor.CapitalaGroup.com.
About Capitala Finance Corp.
Capitala Finance Corp. is a business development company that invests primarily in traditional mezzanine, senior subordinated and unitranche debt, as well as senior and second-lien loans and, to lesser extent, equity securities issued by lower and traditional middle-market companies. The Company is managed by Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC. For more information on Capitala, or to automatically receive email notifications of Company financial information, press releases, stock alerts, or other corporate filings, please visit the Investor Relations section of our website at www.CapitalaGroup.com.
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