Apollo Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2013

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2014) - Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV)

Fiscal Third Quarter Highlights:

  • Net investment income per share for the quarter was $0.22, compared to $0.22 for the quarter ended September 30, 2013

  • Net asset value per share at the end of the quarter was $8.57, compared to $8.30 at September 30, 2013, a 3.3% increase

  • Declared a dividend of $0.20 per share for the quarter

  • Invested $630 million during the quarter, substantially driven by primary originations

  • Net investment activity was $86 million for the quarter

Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) or the "Company," or "Apollo Investment," today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. The Company's net investment income was $0.22 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, compared to $0.22 for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. The Company's net asset value ("NAV") was $8.57 per share as of December 31, 2013, up from $8.30 at September 30, 2013. 

Additionally, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.20 per share for the third fiscal quarter of 2014, payable on April 7, 2014 to stockholders of record as of March 21, 2014. The specific tax characteristics of this dividend will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099 after the end of the calendar year.

Mr. James Zelter, Apollo Investment Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to report solid net investment income and a meaningful increase in net asset value. Given the broader credit environment, we remained highly selective with a focus on primary secured debt, which we believe offers the most attractive risk adjusted return. We also utilized the strength in the markets to monetize select higher risk positions." 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013

 
 
Select Balance Sheet Data
 
    December 31, 2013   September 30, 2013   March 31, 2013
Total assets   $ 3.38 billion   $ 3.14 billion   $ 2.94 billion
Investment portfolio   $ 3.18 billion   $ 3.03 billion   $ 2.85 billion
Debt   $ 1.26 billion   $ 1.08 billion   $ 1.16 billion
Net assets   $ 1.93 billion   $ 1.86 billion   $ 1.68 billion
Net asset value per share   $ 8.57   $ 8.30   $ 8.27
                   
Debt-to-equity     0.66 x     0.58 x     0.69 x
Leverage Ratio (1)     0.65 x     0.62 x     0.70 x
                   
(1) The Company's leverage ratio is defined as debt outstanding plus payable for investments purchased and cash equivalents, plus due to custodian, less receivable for investments sold, less cash equivalents, less cash, less foreign currency, divided by total net assets.
 
 
Portfolio Activity and Portfolio Companies
 
    Three months ended December 31, 2013   Nine months ended December 31, 2013
             
Investments made during the period   $ 630 million   $ 1,830 million
Investments sold   $ (293) million   $ (683) million
Net activity before repaid investments   $ 337 million   $ 1,147 million
Investments repaid   $ (251) million   $ (912) million
Net investment activity   $ 86 million   $ 235 million
             
Portfolio companies, at beginning of period     93     81
New portfolio companies     21     56
Exited portfolio companies     13     36
Portfolio companies, at end of period     101     101
             
             
 
 
Operating Results
 
    Three months ended
December 31, 2013
  Nine months ended
December 31, 2013
(in thousands)            
Net investment income   $ 49,683   $ 151,636
Net realized and unrealized gain   $ 56,055   $ 49,331
Net increase in net assets from operations   $ 105,738   $ 200,967
             
(per share)            
Net investment income per share   $ 0.22   $ 0.69
Net realized and unrealized gain per share   $ 0.25   $ 0.21
Earnings per share - basic   $ 0.47   $ 0.90
Earnings per share - diluted   $ 0.45   $ 0.88
             
             

CONFERENCE CALL / WEBCAST AT 12:00 PM EST ON FEBRUARY 6, 2014

The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All interested parties are welcome to participate in the conference call by dialing (888) 802-8579 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call; international callers should dial (973) 633-6740. Participants should reference Apollo Investment Corporation or Conference ID # 31296461 when prompted. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis and can be accessed through the Event Calendar in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.apolloic.com. Following the call you may access a replay of the event either telephonically or via audio webcast. The telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the live call and through February 18, 2014 by dialing (800) 585-8367; international callers please dial (404) 537-3406, reference Conference ID # 31296461. A replay of the audio webcast will also be available later that same day. To access the audio webcast please visit the Event Calendar in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.apolloic.com.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

The Company provides a supplemental information package to offer more transparency into its financial results and make its reporting more informative and easier to follow. The supplemental package is available in the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.apolloic.com.

 
PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY
 
Our portfolio and investment activity for the three months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 is as follows:
               
  (amounts in millions)   For the three months ended December 31, 2013     For the three months ended December 31, 2012  
Investments made in portfolio companies (1)   $ 630     $ 515  
Investments sold     (293 )     (307 )
Net activity before repaid investments     337       208  
Investments repaid     (251 )     (204 )
Net investment activity   $ 86     $ 4  
                 
Portfolio companies, at beginning of period     93       70  
Number of investments in new portfolio companies     21       16  
Number of exited companies     13       14  
Portfolio companies, at end of period     101       72  
                 
Number of investments in existing portfolio companies     22       13  
                 
(1) Investments were made through a combination of primary and secondary market purchases.
 
 
 
 
Our portfolio composition and weighted average yields at December 31, 2013 and at March 31, 2013 are as follows:
             
    December 31, 2013     March 31, 2013  
Portfolio composition, measured at fair value:                
  Secured debt     51 %     44 %
  Unsecured debt     32 %     43 %
  Structured products and other     7 %     7 %
  Common equity, preferred equity and warrants     10 %     6 %
Weighted average yields, at current cost basis, exclusive of securities on non-accrual status:                
  Secured debt portfolio     11.3 %     11.2 %
  Unsecured debt portfolio     11.5 %     12.7 %
  Total debt portfolio     11.4 %     11.9 %
Income-bearing investment portfolio composition, measured at fair value:                
  Fixed rate amount   $ 1.7 billion     $ 1.6 billion  
  Floating rate amount   $ 1.1 billion     $ 0.9 billion  
  Fixed rate %     61 %     64 %
  Floating rate %     39 %     36 %
Income-bearing investment portfolio composition, measured at cost:                
  Fixed rate amount   $ 1.7 billion     $ 1.6 billion  
  Floating rate amount   $ 1.1 billion     $ 0.9 billion  
  Fixed rate %     62 %     65 %
  Floating rate %     38 %     35 %
                   
                   

Since the initial public offering of Apollo Investment in April 2004, and through December 31, 2013, invested capital totaled $12.2 billion in 271 portfolio companies. Over the same period, Apollo Investment completed transactions with more than 100 different financial sponsors.

 
 
APOLLO INVESTMENT CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    December 31,
2013
(unaudited)
    March 31, 2013  
Assets                
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments, at fair value (cost-$2,620,699 and $2,550,091, respectively)   $ 2,643,893     $ 2,414,307  
Non-controlled /affiliated investments, at fair value (cost-$164,914 and $124,006, respectively)     156,038       125,674  
Controlled investments, at fair value (cost-$394,787 and $345,204, respectively)     383,680       310,418  
  Total investments     3,183,611       2,850,399  
                 
Cash     12,612       3,902  
Foreign currency (cost-$2,211 and $2,293, respectively)     2,235       2,295  
Receivable for investments sold     99,600       5,713  
Interest receivable     40,626       51,990  
Dividends receivable     6,848       2,703  
Deferred financing costs     33,171       26,990  
Prepaid expenses and other assets     998       320  
  Total assets   $ 3,379,700     $ 2,944,312  
                 
Liabilities                
Debt   $ 1,261,292     $ 1,156,067  
Payable for investments purchased     99,134       26,021  
Dividends payable     44,948       40,578  
Management and performance-based incentive fees payable     29,344       26,509  
Interest payable     14,150       12,012  
Accrued administrative expenses     1,315       2,219  
Other liabilities and accrued expenses     4,178       3,517  
  Total liabilities   $ 1,454,361     $ 1,266,923  
                 
Net Assets                
Common stock, par value $.001 per share, 400,000,000 and 400,000,000 common shares authorized, respectively, and 224,741,351 and 202,891,351 issued and outstanding, respectively   $ 225     $ 203  
Paid-in capital in excess of par     3,115,442       2,933,636  
Over-distributed net investment income     (27,392 )     (44,183 )
Accumulated net realized loss     (1,162,621 )     (1,053,080 )
Net unrealized depreciation     (315 )     (159,187 )
  Total net assets   $ 1,925,339     $ 1,677,389  
  Total liabilities and net assets   $ 3,379,700     $ 2,944,312  
Net asset value per share   $ 8.57     $ 8.27  
                 
                 
 
 
APOLLO INVESTMENT CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three months ended     Nine months ended  
    December 31, 2013     December 31, 2012     December 31, 2013     December 31, 2012  
INVESTMENT INCOME:                                
From non-controlled/non-affiliated investments:                                
  Interest   $ 76,347     $ 73,186     $ 231,136     $ 215,905  
  Dividends     1,172       84       5,866       4,680  
  Other income     2,983       5,121       9,675       13,577  
From non-controlled/affiliated investments:                                
  Interest     1,001       59       2,730       59  
  Dividends     5,964       2,647       15,528       4,147  
From controlled investments:                                
  Interest     5,767       1,772       16,345       4,559  
  Dividends     914       343       3,174       4,407  
  Other income     413       -       487       43  
    Total investment income   $ 94,561     $ 83,212     $ 284,941     $ 247,377  
                                 
EXPENSES:                                
  Management fees   $ 15,932     $ 13,855     $ 46,044     $ 41,539  
  Performance-based incentive fees     11,469       10,346       35,464       30,804  
  Interest and other debt expenses     17,366       14,651       50,682       42,757  
  Administrative services expense     1,410       1,118       3,616       2,637  
  Other general and administrative expenses     2,097       1,860       6,203       6,424  
    Total expenses     48,274       41,830       142,009       124,161  
  Management and performance-based incentive fees waived     (3,375 )     (698 )     (8,675 )     (2,078 )
  Expense reimbursements     (21 )     -       (29 )     -  
    Net expenses     44,878       41,132       133,305       122,083  
      Net investment income   $ 49,683     $ 42,080     $ 151,636     $ 125,294  
                                 
REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS, CASH EQUIVALENTS, DERIVATIVES AND FOREIGN CURRENCIES:                                
  Net realized gain (loss):                                
    Investments and cash equivalents   $ 4,205     $ (10,366 )   $ (120,551 )   $ (69,380 )
    Foreign currencies     (538 )     1,061       2,469       669  
    Derivatives     -       -       8,541       -  
      Net realized gain (loss)     3,667       (9,305 )     (109,541 )     (68,711 )
  Net change in unrealized depreciation/appreciation:                                
    Investments and cash equivalents     54,395       (51,309 )     172,000       (14,426 )
    Foreign currencies     (2,007 )     (4,210 )     (13,128 )     (3,506 )
    Derivatives     -       -       -       -  
      Net change in unrealized depreciation/appreciation     52,388       (55,519 )     158,872       (17,932 )
  Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) from investments, cash equivalents, derivatives and foreign currencies     56,055       (64,824 )     49,331       (86,643 )
                                 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS   $ 105,738     $ (22,744 )   $ 200,967     $ 38,651  
EARNINGS PER SHARE - BASIC   $ 0.47     $ (0.11 )   $ 0.90     $ 0.19  
                                 
EARNINGS PER SHARE - DILUTED   $ 0.45     $ (0.11 )   $ 0.88     $ 0.19  
                                 
                                 

About Apollo Investment Corporation

Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) 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 various forms of debt investments including secured and unsecured loans, mezzanine investments and/or equity in private middle market companies. The Company may also invest in the securities of public companies and structured products such as collateralized loan obligations. The Company seeks to provide private financing solutions for private companies that do not have access to the more traditional providers of credit. Apollo Investment Corporation is managed by Apollo Investment Management, L.P., an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative investment manager. For more information, please visit http://www.apolloic.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, statements as to our future operating results; our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies; the impact of investments that we expect to make; the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest; the ability of our portfolio companies to achieve their objectives; our expected financings and investments; the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; and the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies.

We may use words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "will," "should," "may" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations. Statements regarding the following subjects, among others, may be forward-looking: the return on equity; the yield on investments; the ability to borrow to finance assets; new strategic initiatives; the ability to reposition the investment portfolio; the market outlook; future investment activity; and risks associated with investing in real estate assets, including changes in business conditions and the general economy. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements unless required by law.

Contact:
Contact
Elizabeth Besen
Investor Relations Manager
Apollo Investment Corporation
(212) 822-0625
ebesen@apollolp.com

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