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OFS Credit Company Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

OFS Credit Company, Inc. (OCCI) (“OFS Credit,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”), an investment company that primarily invests in collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) equity and debt securities, today announced its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net asset value increased to $18.95 per share from $18.82 at January 31, 2019.
  • Closed $21.3 million Series A Term Preferred Stock offering during March and April, 2019.
  • Closed investments totaling approximately $21.6 million during the three months ended April 30, 2019.
  • Declared monthly cash distributions for common stockholders through July 2019, implying an annualized distribution of $2.00 per share.
  • Net investment income during the three months ended April 30, 2019 of $0.9 million, or $0.38 per share.

Management Commentary

“Our net asset value increased to $18.95 per share at the end of the second quarter,” said Bilal Rashid, OFS Credit’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “In March and April, we closed a $21.3 million Series A Term Preferred Stock offering. We invested the majority of the proceeds in the month following the offering and anticipate realizing the full benefit of this accretive offering in the third fiscal quarter.”

“We continue to see attractive investment opportunities. We believe our commitment to strong, long-term performance is aligned with the interests of OFS Capital Management, LLC, our investment advisor who, together with other insiders, owns approximately 13% of our common stock,” said Bilal Rashid.

Distributions

On April 11, 2019, the Company's Board of Directors declared the following distributions on common shares.

                       
        Record Date       Payable Date       Dividend Per Common Share      
May 24, 2019 May 31, 2019 $0.167
June 21, 2019 June 28, 2019 $0.167
July 24, 2019 July 31, 2019 $0.167
 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

During the six months ended April 30, 2019, OFS Credit closed ten new investments, totaling $27.5 million, as well as two follow-on investments, totaling $1.7 million, in CLO equity securities. OFS Credit's portfolio currently has exposure to twenty-nine separate collateral managers.

Interest income increased $344,000 for the three months ended April 30, 2019, due to the deployment of $20.4 million in offering proceeds from our Series A Term Preferred Stock. The preferred stock transaction closed on March 25, 2019, and therefore the Company did not realize the full benefit of these investments in the quarter ended April 30, 2019 since the offering occurred in the second half of the quarter.

The $344,000 increase in interest investment income for the three months ended April 30, 2019 was offset by a $402,000 increase in net operating expenses over the prior fiscal quarter principally related to a $220,000 voluntary waiver of management fees in the prior quarter. Additionally, the Company incurred $166,000 in interest expense for the three months ended April 30, 2019 related to its Series A Term Preferred Stock. As with investment income, the Company did not incur this expense for the full fiscal quarter.

Investments appreciated $631,000 during the three months ended April 30, 2019, as markets recovered from the downturn that occurred during December of 2018.

Statement of Assets and Liabilities
April 30, 2019
(unaudited)

     
Assets:
Investments at fair value (cost of $66,883,042) $ 64,870,172
Cash 4,299,692
Prepaid expenses and other assets 29,648  
Total assets 69,199,512  
 
Liabilities:
6.875% Series A Term Preferred Stock (net of deferred debt issuance costs of $817,416) 20,499,084
Payable to adviser and affiliates 1,071,938
Accrued professional fees 116,975
Other liabilities 32,713  
Total liabilities 21,720,710  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Net assets $ 47,478,802  
 
Net assets consists of:
Common stock, par value of $0.001 per share; 90,000,000 shares authorized and 2,505,044 shares issued and outstanding as of April 30, 2019 $ 2,505
Paid-in capital in excess of par 49,964,646
Total distributable earnings (2,488,349 )
Total net assets 47,478,802  
 
Total liabilities and net assets $ 69,199,512  
 
Net asset value per share $ 18.95
 

Statement of Operations
Six Months Ended April 30, 2019
(unaudited)

     
Investment income
Interest income $ 3,550,099
 
Operating expenses
Interest expense 165,696
Management fees 468,472
Incentive fees 472,523
Administration fees 311,201
Professional fees 157,583
Board of directors fees 90,000
Other expenses 148,238  
Total operating expenses 1,813,713
Less: waiver of management fee (220,441 )
Net operating expenses 1,593,272  
 
Net investment income 1,956,826  
 
Realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments
Net realized gain on investments 10,175
Net unrealized depreciation on investments (2,082,340 )
Net loss on investments (2,072,165 )
 
Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations $ (115,339 )
 

About OFS Credit Company, Inc.

OFS Credit Company, Inc. is a non-diversified, externally managed closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income, with a secondary objective to generate capital appreciation primarily through investment in collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) equity and debt securities. The Company's investment activities are managed by OFS Capital Management, LLC, an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended, and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release regarding management's future expectations, beliefs, intentions, goals, strategies, plans or prospects, including statements relating to: management’s expectations regarding the realization of benefits of invested capital from the Company's preferred stock offering; management’s belief that its commitment to strong, long-term performance is aligned with the interests of OFS Capital Management, LLC; and other factors may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor protection under applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “could increase the likelihood,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “is planned,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “will enable,” “would be expected,” “look forward,” “may provide,” “would” or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of those terms. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors including those risks, uncertainties and factors referred to in documents that may be filed by OFS Credit from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. OFS Credit is providing the information in this press release as of this date and assumes no obligations to update the information included in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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