BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results Including Net Investment Income Of $0.43 Per Share; 30 Consecutive Quarters Of Dividend Coverage

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. ("we," "us," "our," "TCPC" or the "Company"), a business development company (NASDAQ: TCPC), today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 and filed its Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net investment income for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 was $25.3 million, or $0.43 per share on a diluted basis, exceeding the dividend of $0.36 per share.
  • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 was $18.4 million, or $0.31 per share.
  • Net asset value per share at September 30, 2019 was $13.59 compared to $13.64 at June 30, 2019.
  • Total acquisitions during the quarter ended September 30, 2019 were $176.0 million and total dispositions were $180.6 million. Our diversified portfolio reached a record 105 companies as of September 30, 2019.
  • On August 23, 2019, we issued $150.0 million of unsecured notes that mature on August 23, 2024 (the "2024 Notes). The 2024 Notes bear interest at an annual rate of 3.900%, payable semi-annually, and all principal is due upon maturity.
  • On November 6, 2019, our board of directors declared a fourth quarter dividend of $0.36 per share payable on December 31, 2019 to shareholders of record as of December 17, 2019.

"We are pleased to have continued our record of covering our dividend for the 30th consecutive quarter, with a dividend coverage ratio of 119% in the third quarter. We also further expanded our diverse leverage program by completing a $150 million unsecured note issuance at an attractive interest rate of 3.9%," said Howard Levkowitz, BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. Chairman and CEO. "While our income reflected significant repayments, we were able to offset those repayments with another quarter of strong originations. We continue to have a solid pipeline of new investment opportunities and believe we are well-positioned to continue to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns to our shareholders."

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

As of September 30, 2019, our investment portfolio consisted of debt and equity positions in a record 105 portfolio companies with a total fair value of approximately $1.7 billion. Debt positions represented approximately 94% of the portfolio at fair value, with 93% of the portfolio comprised of senior secured debt. Equity positions, including equity interests in portfolios of debt and lease assets, represented approximately 6% of our investment portfolio.

As of September 30, 2019, the weighted average annual effective yield of our debt portfolio was approximately 10.6%(1) following decreases in LIBOR during the quarter, and the weighted average annual effective yield of our total portfolio was approximately 10.0%. Debt investments in three portfolio companies were on non-accrual status as of September 30, 2019.

During the three months ended September 30, 2019, we invested approximately $176.0 million, primarily in 7 investments, comprised of 4 new and 3 existing portfolio companies. The investments were comprised of approximately $144.4 million in senior secured loans and $10.8 million in senior secured notes. The remaining $20.8 million were comprised primarily of $20.4 million in equity interests in portfolios of debt and lease assets and $0.4 million in equity positions received in connection with debt investments. Additionally, we received proceeds from sales and repayments of investment principal of approximately $180.6 million. We expect to continue to invest in senior secured loans, bonds and subordinated debt, as well as select equity investments, to obtain a high level of current income, with an emphasis on principal protection.

As of September 30, 2019, total assets were $1,800.7 million, net assets were $798.6 million and net asset value per share was $13.59, as compared to $1,742.5 million, $801.3 million, and $13.64 per share, respectively, as of June 30, 2019.

(1) Weighted average annual effective yield includes amortization of deferred debt origination and end-of-term fees and accretion of original issue discount, but excludes market discount and any prepayment and make-whole fee income. The weighted average effective yield on our debt portfolio excludes any debt investments that are distressed or on non-accrual status.

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Total investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $51.6 million, or $0.88 per share, including $0.06 per share from prepayment premiums and related accelerated original issue discount and exit fee amortization, $0.04 per share from recurring original issue discount and exit fee amortization, and $0.06 per share from recurring income paid in kind. This reflects our policy of recording interest income, adjusted for amortization of premiums and discounts, on an accrual basis. Origination, structuring, closing, commitment, and similar upfront fees received in connection with the outlay of capital are generally amortized into interest income over the life of the respective debt investment.

Total operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2019 were approximately $26.3 million, or $0.45 per share, including interest and other debt expenses of $12.4 million, or $0.21 per share, and incentive compensation from net investment income of $5.4 million, or $0.09 per share. Excluding incentive compensation, interest and other debt expenses, annualized third quarter expenses were 4.2% of average net assets.

Net investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $25.3 million, or $0.43 per share. Net investment income is net of incentive compensation and benefited from the incentive fee rate reduction that took effect on February 9, 2019.

Net unrealized losses for the three months ended September 30, 2019 were $6.7 million, or $0.11 per share, comprised primarily of markdowns of $5.7 million on our investment in Fidelis, $3.2 million on our investment in Hylan and $3.0 million on our investment in AGY,  partially offset by a gain of $5.2 million on our investment in Edmentum as well as a gain of $3.3 million on our investment in Snaplogic. We also earned prepayment income of $0.6 million on the disposition of our loan to SnapLogic during the quarter. Net realized losses for the three months ended September 30, 2019 were $0.2 million.

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was $18.4 million, or $0.31 per share.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

As of September 30, 2019, available liquidity was approximately $432.2 million, comprised of approximately $346.5 million in available capacity under our leverage program, $80.1 million in cash and cash equivalents and approximately $5.6 million in net outstanding settlements of investments purchased.

The combined weighted-average interest rate on debt outstanding at September 30, 2019 was 4.10%.

Total debt outstanding at September 30, 2019 was as follows:

Maturity Rate Carrying Value (1) Available Total Capacity
SVCP Facility 2023 L+2.00% $ 108,000,000 $ 162,000,000 $ 270,000,000
TCPC Funding Facility 2023 L+2.00% (2) 177,500,000 172,500,000 350,000,000
SBA Debentures  2024−2029 2.63% (3) 138,000,000 12,000,000 150,000,000
2019 Convertible Notes ($108 million par) 2019 5.25% 107,889,074 107,889,074
2022 Convertible Notes ($140 million par) 2022 4.625% 138,430,085 138,430,085
2022 Notes ($175 million par) 2022 4.125% 174,618,208 174,618,208
2024 Notes ($150 million par) 2024 3.900% 148,171,294 148,171,294
Total leverage 992,608,661 $ 346,500,000 $ 1,339,108,661
Unamortized issuance costs (7,566,146)
Debt, net of unamortized issuance costs
$ 985,042,515

Maturity Rate Carrying Value (1) Available Total Capacity (1)Except for the convertible notes, the 2022 Notes and the 2024 Notes, all carrying values are the same as the principal amounts outstanding.
SVCP Facility 2023 L+2.00% $ 108,000,000 $ 162,000,000 $ 270,000,000 (2)Subject to certain funding requirements
TCPC Funding Facility 2023 L+2.00% (2) 177,500,000 172,500,000 350,000,000 (3)Weighted-average interest rate, excluding fees of 0.36% or 0.35%
SBA Debentures  2024−2029 2.63% (3) 138,000,000 12,000,000 150,000,000
2019 Convertible Notes ($108 million par) 2019 5.25% 107,889,074 107,889,074
2022 Convertible Notes ($140 million par) 2022 4.625% 138,430,085 138,430,085
2022 Notes ($175 million par) 2022 4.125% 174,618,208 174,618,208
2024 Notes ($150 million par) 2024 3.900% 148,171,294 148,171,294
Total leverage 992,608,661 $ 346,500,000 $ 1,339,108,661
Unamortized issuance costs (7,566,146)
Debt, net of unamortized issuance costs
$ 985,042,515

On October 31, 2019, our board of directors re-approved our stock repurchase plan to acquire up to $50 million in the aggregate of our common stock at prices at certain thresholds below our 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. During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, we repurchased 9,000 shares for a total cost of $0.1 million.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

On November 4, 2019, the Company reduced the credit facility capacity on the TCPC Funding facility by $50.0 million to $300.0 million.

On November 6, 2019, the Company's board of directors declared a fourth quarter regular dividend of $0.36 per share payable on December 31, 2019 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 17, 2019.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results. All interested parties are invited to participate in the conference call by dialing (866) 393-0571; international callers should dial (206) 453-2872. Participants should enter the Conference ID 8891946 when prompted. For a slide presentation that we intend to refer to on the earnings conference call, please visit the Investor Relations section of our website (www.tcpcapital.com) and click on the Third Quarter 2019 Investor Presentation under Events and Presentations. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously in the investor relations section of our website at http://investors.tcpcapital.com/. An archived replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the live call, through November 13, 2019. For the replay, please visit https://investors.tcpcapital.com/events-and-presentations or dial (855) 859-2056. For international replay, please dial (404) 537-3406. For all replays, please reference program ID number 8891946.

Maturity Rate Carrying Value (1) Available Total Capacity (1)Except for the convertible notes, the 2022 Notes and the 2024 Notes, all carrying values are the same as the principal amounts outstanding. BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.
SVCP Facility 2023 L+2.00% $ 108,000,000 $ 162,000,000 $ 270,000,000 (2)Subject to certain funding requirements Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities
TCPC Funding Facility 2023 L+2.00% (2) 177,500,000 172,500,000 350,000,000 (3)Weighted-average interest rate, excluding fees of 0.36% or 0.35%
SBA Debentures  2024−2029 2.63% (3) 138,000,000 12,000,000 150,000,000 September 30, 2019 December 31, 2018
2019 Convertible Notes ($108 million par) 2019 5.25% 107,889,074 107,889,074 (unaudited)
2022 Convertible Notes ($140 million par) 2022 4.625% 138,430,085 138,430,085 Assets
2022 Notes ($175 million par) 2022 4.125% 174,618,208 174,618,208 Investments, at fair value:
2024 Notes ($150 million par) 2024 3.900% 148,171,294 148,171,294 Companies less than 5% owned (cost of $1,557,184,865 and $1,460,936,257, respectively) $ 1,519,866,072 $ 1,463,800,744
Total leverage 992,608,661 $ 346,500,000 $ 1,339,108,661 Companies 5% to 25% owned (cost of $88,523,218 and $78,353,253, respectively) 71,180,241 63,193,357
Unamortized issuance costs (7,566,146) Companies more than 25% owned (cost of $128,059,216 and $110,258,458, respectively) 90,228,801 70,291,689
Debt, net of unamortized issuance costs Total investments (cost of $1,773,767,299 and $1,649,547,968, respectively) 1,681,275,114 1,597,285,790
$ 985,042,515
Cash and cash equivalents 80,069,184 27,920,402
Accrued interest income:
Companies less than 5% owned 19,004,733 20,898,838
Companies 5% to 25% owned 652,121 678,057
Companies more than 25% owned 260,540 124,009
Receivable for investments sold 7,433,969
Deferred debt issuance costs 6,070,455 4,843,985
Prepaid expenses and other assets 5,952,549 7,784,608
Total assets 1,800,718,665 1,659,535,689
Liabilities
Debt, net of unamortized issuance costs of $7,566,146 and $6,805,196, respectively 985,042,515 805,202,192
Interest payable 6,621,542 8,747,872
Incentive compensation payable 5,369,678 5,840,346
Payable for investments purchased 1,859,746 908,759
Payable to the Advisor 759,032 1,226,372
Management and advisory fees payable 5,247,344
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 2,439,688 1,888,077
Total liabilities 1,002,092,201 829,060,962
Commitments and contingencies
Net assets $ 798,626,464 $ 830,474,727
Composition of net assets
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized, 58,766,215 and 58,774,607 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively $ 58,766 $ 58,775
Paid-in capital in excess of par 999,956,007 1,000,073,183
Distributable earnings (loss) (201,388,309) (169,657,231)
Net assets $ 798,626,464 $ 830,474,727
Net assets per share $ 13.59 $ 14.13

 

Maturity Rate Carrying Value (1) Available Total Capacity (1)Except for the convertible notes, the 2022 Notes and the 2024 Notes, all carrying values are the same as the principal amounts outstanding. BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.
SVCP Facility 2023 L+2.00% $ 108,000,000 $ 162,000,000 $ 270,000,000 (2)Subject to certain funding requirements Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
TCPC Funding Facility 2023 L+2.00% (2) 177,500,000 172,500,000 350,000,000 (3)Weighted-average interest rate, excluding fees of 0.36% or 0.35%
SBA Debentures  2024−2029 2.63% (3) 138,000,000 12,000,000 150,000,000 September 30, 2019 December 31, 2018 Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2019 Convertible Notes ($108 million par) 2019 5.25% 107,889,074 107,889,074 (unaudited) 2019 2018 2019 2018
2022 Convertible Notes ($140 million par) 2022 4.625% 138,430,085 138,430,085 Assets Investment income
2022 Notes ($175 million par) 2022 4.125% 174,618,208 174,618,208 Investments, at fair value: Interest income (excluding PIK):
2024 Notes ($150 million par) 2024 3.900% 148,171,294 148,171,294 Companies less than 5% owned (cost of $1,557,184,865 and $1,460,936,257, respectively) $ 1,519,866,072 $ 1,463,800,744 Companies less than 5% owned $ 44,778,592 $ 44,534,087 $ 128,578,869 $ 127,316,161
Total leverage 992,608,661 $ 346,500,000 $ 1,339,108,661 Companies 5% to 25% owned (cost of $88,523,218 and $78,353,253, respectively) 71,180,241 63,193,357 Companies 5% to 25% owned 495,480 604,116 2,208,502 1,737,510
Unamortized issuance costs (7,566,146) Companies more than 25% owned (cost of $128,059,216 and $110,258,458, respectively) 90,228,801 70,291,689 Companies more than 25% owned 1,024,457 918,146 2,822,733 2,747,763
Debt, net of unamortized issuance costs Total investments (cost of $1,773,767,299 and $1,649,547,968, respectively) 1,681,275,114 1,597,285,790 PIK interest income:
$ 985,042,515 Companies less than 5% owned 2,525,116 1,968,566 8,363,204 5,462,468
Cash and cash equivalents 80,069,184 27,920,402 Companies 5% to 25% owned 1,030,375 1,151,270 2,488,171 3,576,948
Accrued interest income: Companies more than 25% owned 170,938 649,680
Companies less than 5% owned 19,004,733 20,898,838 Dividend income:
Companies 5% to 25% owned 652,121 678,057 Companies more than 25% owned 914,330 59,006 1,786,932 105,287
Companies more than 25% owned 260,540 124,009 Lease income:
Receivable for investments sold 7,433,969 Companies more than 25% owned 74,457 74,457 223,370 223,370
Deferred debt issuance costs 6,070,455 4,843,985 Other income:
Prepaid expenses and other assets 5,952,549 7,784,608 Companies less than 5% owned 797,542 883,721
Total assets 1,800,718,665 1,659,535,689 Companies 5% to 25% owned 297,356
Total investment income 51,640,349 49,480,586 147,355,502 142,116,543
Liabilities
Debt, net of unamortized issuance costs of $7,566,146 and $6,805,196, respectively 985,042,515 805,202,192 Operating expenses
Interest payable 6,621,542 8,747,872 Interest and other debt expenses 12,419,312 10,071,574 34,251,576 29,817,623
Incentive compensation payable 5,369,678 5,840,346 Management and advisory fees 6,356,723 6,265,432 18,510,954 18,149,243
Payable for investments purchased 1,859,746 908,759 Incentive fee 5,369,678 6,127,983 15,554,088 17,505,818
Payable to the Advisor 759,032 1,226,372 Administrative expenses 599,559 599,559 1,798,677 1,794,023
Management and advisory fees payable 5,247,344 Legal fees, professional fees and due diligence expenses 492,847 625,181 1,360,860 1,639,293
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 2,439,688 1,888,077 Director fees 194,396 212,135 585,522 545,718
Total liabilities 1,002,092,201 829,060,962 Insurance expense 160,578 123,109 416,647 338,027
Custody fees 104,841 95,692 302,054 278,795
Commitments and contingencies Other operating expenses 628,220 847,988 2,127,194 2,024,732
Total operating expenses 26,326,154 24,968,653 74,907,572 72,093,272
Net assets $ 798,626,464 $ 830,474,727
Net investment income 25,314,195 24,511,933 72,447,930 70,023,271
Composition of net assets
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized, 58,766,215 and 58,774,607 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively $ 58,766 $ 58,775 Realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments and foreign currency
Paid-in capital in excess of par 999,956,007 1,000,073,183 Net realized gain (loss):
Distributable earnings (loss) (201,388,309) (169,657,231) Investments in companies less than 5% owned (224,682) 1,106,469 (525,041) 1,181,233
Net assets $ 798,626,464 $ 830,474,727 Investments in companies 5% to 25% owned 43,320
Net realized gain (loss) (224,682) 1,106,469 (481,721) 1,181,233
Net assets per share $ 13.59 $ 14.13
Change in net unrealized appreciation/depreciation (6,651,462) (10,427,026) (40,230,222) (24,706,701)
Net realized and unrealized loss (6,876,144) (9,320,557) (40,711,943) (23,525,468)
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations $ 18,438,051 $ 15,191,376 $ 31,735,987 $ 46,497,803
Basic and diluted earnings per common share $ 0.31 $ 0.26 $ 0.54 $ 0.79
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 58,766,002 58,806,049 58,766,410 58,824,514

ABOUT BLACKROCK TCP CAPITAL CORP.

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCPC) is a specialty finance company focused on direct lending to middle-market companies as well as small businesses. TCPC lends primarily to companies with established market positions, strong regional or national operations, differentiated products and services and sustainable competitive advantages, investing across industries in which it has significant knowledge and expertise. TCPC's investment objective is to achieve high total returns through current income and capital appreciation, with an emphasis on principal protection. TCPC is a publicly-traded business development company, or BDC, regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is externally managed by its advisor, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. For more information, visit www.tcpcapital.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Prospective investors considering an investment in BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. should consider the investment objectives, risks and expenses of the company carefully before investing. This information and other information about the company are available in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Copies are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the company's website at www.tcpcapital.com. Prospective investors should read these materials carefully before investing.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management of the company at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation, changes in general economic conditions or changes in the conditions of the industries in which the company makes investments, risks associated with the availability and terms of financing, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, and regulatory changes. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements are included in the "Risks" section of the Company's prospectus dated August 16, 2019 and its prospectus supplement dated August 16, 2019, the "Risk Factors" section of the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and the company's subsequent periodic filings with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the company's website at www.tcpcapital.com. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and are subject to change without notice. The company has no duty and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements based on the occurrence of future events, the receipt of new information, or otherwise.

 

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