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Capitala Finance Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA) ("Capitala", the “Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2019.    

Second Quarter Highlights             

  • Net investment income of $4.0 million, or $0.25 per share
  • Deployed $13.8 million during the quarter, consisting of $13.4 million in first lien debt and $0.4 million in equity.  The weighted average yield on debt investments during the period was 9.8%
  • Realized $6.4 million in equity gains related to US Bath Group, LLC and Navis Holdings, Inc., collectively

Management Commentary

In describing the Company’s second quarter activities, Joseph B. Alala, III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “While net investment income covered distributions for the quarter, NAV per share was negatively impacted by the failed sales process related to a legacy mezzanine debt investment, which was risk rated 3, along with unrealized depreciation on several other investments.  The risk in our debt portfolio is at its lowest point since our initial public offering in 2013, as risk grade 3 assets account for 9.8% of the portfolio, on a fair value basis.  First lien debt investments represent 77.7% of the debt portfolio at June 30, 2019, compared to 45.5% at June 30, 2016, on a fair value basis.  Future earnings and NAV stability should benefit from this re-balanced portfolio, an effort that began in early 2016.”   

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

During the second quarter of 2019, the Company originated $13.8 million of new investments, and received $46.6 million of repayments.  Debt investments totaled $13.4 million and had a weighted average yield of 9.8%.  In addition, we invested $0.4 million in equity securities.     
Total investment income was $11.6 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $11.9 million in the second quarter of 2018.  During the second quarter of 2019, the Company received a $0.4 million dividend from Capitala Senior Loan Fund II, LLC.  PIK income of $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2019 represents 6.2% of total investment income, the lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2014.        

Total expenses for the second quarter of 2019 were $7.6 million, compared to $7.7 million for the comparable period in 2018.  During the second quarter of 2019, incentive fees, net of the waiver, totaled $0.2 million, while incentive fees were not earned during the same period in 2018.           

Net investment income for the second quarter of 2019 was $4.0 million, or $0.25 per share, compared to $4.2 million, or $0.26 per share, for the same period in 2018. 

Net realized losses totaled $15.1 million, or $0.94 per share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to net realized losses of $22.6 million, or $1.42 per share, for the same period in 2018.  During the second quarter of 2019, the Company realized losses related to AAE Acquisition, LLC ($20.4 million), and J&J Produce Holdings, Inc. ($1.4 million), partially offset by realized gains related to US Bath Group, LLC ($3.8 million) and Navis Holdings, Inc. ($2.6 million).        

Net unrealized depreciation totaled $17.4 million, or $1.08 per share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to appreciation of $22.0 million for the second quarter of 2018.        

The net decrease in net assets resulting from operations was $29.1 million for the second quarter of 2019, or $1.81 per share, compared to a net increase of $4.9 million, or $0.31 per share, for the same period in 2018.     

Investment Portfolio

As of June 30, 2019, our portfolio consisted of 41 companies with a fair market value of $391.1 million and a cost basis of $378.0 million. First lien debt investments represented 60.1% of the portfolio, second lien and subordinated debt investments collectively represented 17.3% of the portfolio, equity/warrant investments represented 19.1% of the portfolio, and our investment in Capitala Senior Loan Fund II, LLC represented 3.5% of the portfolio, based on fair values at June 30, 2019.  The weighted average yield on our debt portfolio was 12.2% at June 30, 2019.    

At June 30, 2019, non-accrual balances totaled $13.3 million and $8.7 million, on a cost basis and fair value basis, respectively.  Non-accrual loans, on a cost basis and fair value basis, represented 3.5% and 2.2%, respectively, of the portfolio at June 30, 2019, compared to 4.9% and 2.1%, respectively, at December 31, 2018.  At June 30, 2019, we have four investments with a fair value of $38.3 million that are risk rated 3, representing 9.8% of the total portfolio, the lowest level since the initial public offering in 2013.      

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At June 30, 2019, the Company had $43.5 million in cash and cash equivalents.  In addition, the Company had SBA debentures outstanding totaling $150.0 million with an annual weighted average interest rate of 3.16%, $75.0 million of fixed rate notes bearing an interest rate of 6.00%, and $52.1 million of convertible notes bearing an interest rate of 5.75%.  At June 30, 2019, the Company had $5.0 million outstanding and $109.5 million available under its senior secured revolving credit facility, which is priced at LIBOR plus 3.0%.       

Subsequent Events

On July 25, 2019, the Company received $6.3 million for its debt investments in Micro Precision, LLC, repaid at par. 

On August 1, 2019, the Company received $18.0 million for its first lien debt investment in Sunset Digital Holdings, LLC, repaid at par. 

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results Conference Call

Management will host a conference call to discuss the operating and financial results at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  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 first and second lien loans, subordinated debt and, to a lesser extent, equity securities issued by lower 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.

About Capitala Group

Capitala Group is a $3.0 billion asset management firm that has been providing capital to lower middle market companies throughout North America for twenty years. Since our inception in 1998, Capitala has invested in over 150 companies and seeks to partner with strong management teams to create value and generate superior risk-adjusted returns for our individual and institutional investors.  For more information, visit our website at www.CapitalaGroup.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Words such as “believes,” “intends,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition 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 undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

SOURCE: Capitala Finance Corp.

Capitala Finance Corp.
Stephen Arnall, Chief Financial Officer
704-376-5502
sarnall@capitalagroup.com 

       
Capitala Finance Corp. 
       
Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities 
(in thousands, except share and per share data) 
       
   As of 
  June 30, 2019   December 31, 2018
   (unaudited)     
ASSETS      
Investments at fair value      
Non-control/non-affiliate investments (amortized cost of $260,927 and $280,114, respectively) $ 270,677     $ 286,843  
Affiliate investments (amortized cost of $73,803 and $72,300, respectively)   89,505       92,939  
Control investments (amortized cost of $43,272 and $67,556, respectively)   30,877       69,145  
Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $378,002 and $419,970, respectively)   391,059       448,927  
Cash and cash equivalents   43,474       39,295  
Interest and dividend receivable   2,453       3,778  
Prepaid expenses   217       454  
Deferred tax asset, net   -       628  
Other assets   104       83  
Total assets $ 437,307     $ 493,165  
       
LIABILITIES      
SBA debentures (net of deferred financing cost of $1,264 and $1,688, respectively) $ 148,736     $ 164,012  
2022 Notes (net of deferred financing cost of $1,721 and $1,987, respectively)   73,279       73,013  
2022 Convertible Notes (net of deferred financing cost of $1,090 and $1,259, respectively)   50,998       50,829  
Credit Facility (net of deferred financing cost of $828 and $983, respectively)   4,172       9,017  
Management and incentive fees payable   3,583       2,487  
Interest and financing fees payable   2,676       3,063  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   -       100  
Total liabilities $ 283,444     $ 302,521  
       
       
NET ASSETS      
Common stock, par value $.01, 100,000,000 common shares authorized, 16,118,948 and 16,051,547 common shares      
issued and outstanding, respectively $ 161     $ 161  
Additional paid in capital   242,307       241,757  
Total distributable loss   (88,605 )     (51,274 )
Total net assets $ 153,863     $ 190,644  
Total liabilities and net assets $ 437,307     $ 493,165  
       
Net asset value per share $ 9.55     $ 11.88  
       

 

Capitala Finance Corp. 
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations 
(in thousands, except share and per share data) 
(unaudited)
 
  For the Three Months Ended June 30,   For the Six Months Ended June 30,
     2019         2018         2019         2018   
INVESTMENT INCOME              
Interest and fee income:              
Non-control/non-affiliate investments $ 7,541     $ 6,867     $ 14,826     $ 14,223  
Affiliate investments   2,281       2,077       4,680       4,018  
Control investments   582       1,838       1,306       3,687  
Total interest and fee income   10,404       10,782       20,812       21,928  
Payment-in-kind interest and dividend income:              
Non-control/non-affiliate investments   453       427       895       1,132  
Affiliate investments   227       289       376       775  
Control investments   44       254       372       420  
Total payment-in-kind interest and dividend income   724       970       1,643       2,327  
Dividend income:              
Non-control/non-affiliate investments   -       59       1,281       59  
Affiliate investments   -       29       -       58  
Control investments   425       25       450       50  
Total dividend income   425       113       1,731       167  
Interest income from cash and cash equivalents   37       17       88       32  
Total investment income   11,590       11,882       24,274       24,454  
               
EXPENSES              
Interest and financing expenses   4,228       4,331       8,641       8,695  
Base management fee   2,020       2,314       4,138       4,617  
Incentive fees   463       -       1,497       244  
General and administrative expenses   1,145       1,006       2,129       2,229  
Expenses before incentive fee waiver   7,856       7,651       16,405       15,785  
Incentive fee waiver   (288 )     -       (288 )     -  
Total expenses, net of fee waiver   7,568       7,651       16,117       15,785  
               
NET INVESTMENT INCOME   4,022       4,231       8,157       8,669  
               
REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS:              
Net realized gain (loss) on investments:              
Non-control/non-affiliate investments   365       (21,115 )     (3,544 )     (25,694 )
Affiliate investments   2,387       139       2,276       863  
Control investments   (17,829 )     (1,646 )     (19,656 )     (1,646 )
Net realized loss on investments   (15,077 )     (22,622 )     (20,924 )     (26,477 )
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments:              
Non-control/non-affiliate investments   (3,018 )     25,093       3,021       27,227  
Affiliate investments   (4,669 )     (5,227 )     (4,937 )     (6,003 )
Control investments   (9,708 )     2,128       (13,984 )     378  
Net unrealized depreciation on investments   (17,395 )     21,994       (15,900 )     21,602  
Net realized and unrealized loss on investments   (32,472 )     (628 )     (36,824 )     (4,875 )
Tax benefit (provision)   (694 )     1,345       (628 )     1,295  
Total net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments, net of taxes   (33,166 )     717       (37,452 )     (3,580 )
               
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS $ (29,144 )   $ 4,948     $ (29,295 )   $ 5,089  
               
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS PER SHARE RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS - BASIC $ (1.81 )   $ 0.31     $ (1.82 )   $ 0.32  
               
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING  –  BASIC   16,096,678       15,981,857       16,079,885       15,970,599  
               
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS PER SHARE RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS - DILUTED $ (1.81 )   $ 0.26     $ (1.82 )   $ 0.27  
               
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING - DILUTED   16,096,678       19,297,331       16,079,885       19,286,073  
               
DISTRIBUTIONS PAID PER SHARE $ 0.25     $ 0.25     $ 0.50     $ 0.50