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Prospect Capital Reports December 2018 Quarterly Results and Declares Additional Monthly Distributions

NEW YORK, Feb. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) (“Prospect”, “our”, or “we”) today announced financial results for our second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018.


All amounts in $000’s except
per share amounts

Quarter Ended

Quarter Ended

Quarter Ended

December 31, 2018

September 30, 2018

December 31, 2017

Net Investment Income (“NII”)

$

80,811

$

85,159

$

73,192

Interest as % of Total Investment Income

84.1

%

88.4

%

94.4

%

NII per Share

$

0.22

$

0.23

$

0.20

Net (Loss) Income

$

(67,389

)

$

83,795

$

121,727

Net (Loss) Income per Share

$

(0.18

)

$

0.23

$

0.34

Distributions to Shareholders

$

65,837

$

65,693

$

64,912

Distributions per Share

$

0.18

$

0.18

$

0.18

NAV per Share at Period End

$

9.02

$

9.39

$

9.28

Net of Cash Debt to Equity Ratio

75.0

%

75.1

%

60.2

%

For the December 2018 quarter, we earned net investment income (“NII”) of $80.8 million, or $0.22 per weighted average share, down $0.01 from the September 2018 quarter, exceeding our current quarterly dividend rate of $0.18 per share by $0.04 per share. The decrease in NII per share resulted primarily from an increase in operating expenses partially offset by an increase in investment income due to higher levels of structuring fee income compared to the September 2018 quarter.

In the December 2018 quarter, our net of cash debt to equity ratio was 75.0%, down 0.1% from September 2018.

For the December 2018 quarter, our net loss was $(67.4) million, or $(0.18) per weighted average share, a decrease of $0.41 from the September 2018 quarter. The decrease in our net asset value (“NAV”) resulted primarily from unrealized losses in our portfolio, including due to a decline in industry valuations in the overall debt and equity capital markets as of December 31, 2018.

Our NAV per share decreased by $0.37 to $9.02 during the December 2018 quarter.

All amounts in $000’s except
per share amounts

Six Months Ended
December 31, 2018

Six Months Ended
December 31, 2017

NII

$

165,970

$

136,924

NII per Share

$

0.45

$

0.38

Net Income (“NI”)

$

16,406

$

133,700

NI per Share

$

0.04

$

0.37

Distributions to Shareholders

$

131,531

$

146,559

Distributions per Share

$

0.36

$

0.41

For the six months ended December 31, 2018, we earned NII of $166.0 million, or $0.45 per weighted average share, up $0.07 from the prior year. For the six months ended December 31, 2018, we earned NI of $16.4 million, or $0.04 per weighted average share, down $0.33 from the prior year.

DISTRIBUTION DECLARATION

Prospect is declaring distributions as follows:

  • $0.06 per share for February 2019 to February 28, 2019 record holders with March 21, 2019 payment date;

  • $0.06 per share for March 2019 to March 29, 2019 record holders with April 18, 2019 payment date; and

  • $0.06 per share for April 2019 to April 30, 2019 record holders with May 23, 2019 payment date.

These distributions mark Prospect’s 127th, 128th, and 129th consecutive cash distributions to shareholders.

Based on the declarations above, Prospect’s closing stock price of $6.93 at February 5, 2019 delivers to shareholders a dividend yield of 10.4%.

Based on past distributions and our current share count for declared distributions, Prospect since inception through our April 2019 distribution will have distributed $17.16 per share to original shareholders, aggregating approximately $2.8 billion in cumulative distributions to all shareholders.

Prospect expects to declare May 2019, June 2019, July 2019, and August 2019 distributions in May 2019.

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

We continue to prioritize secured lending. At December 31, 2018, September 30, 2018, and June 30, 2018, our portfolio comprised the following:

All amounts in $000’s except
per unit amounts

As of

As of

As of

December 31, 2018

September 30, 2018

June 30, 2018

Total Investments (at fair value)

$

5,842,570

$

5,936,683

$

5,727,279

Number of Portfolio Companies

139

137

135

% Controlled Investments (at fair value)

41.6

%

41.9

%

42.0

%

Secured First Lien

46.2

%

44.4

%

43.9

%

Secured Second Lien

23.1

%

21.7

%

22.1

%

Structured Credit

16.0

%

16.3

%

16.8

%

Equity Investments

14.3

%

17.1

%

16.6

%

Unsecured Debt

0.4

%

0.5

%

0.6

%

Annualized Current Yield – All Investments

10.7

%

10.8

%

10.5

Annualized Current Yield – Performing Interest Bearing Investments

13.1

%

13.5

%

13.0

%

12.5

%

Top Industry Concentration(1)

13.8

%

14.1

%

14.2

%

Energy Industry Concentration(1)

3.0

%

3.2

%

3.0

%

Non-Accrual Loans as % of Total Assets (2)

3.6

%

2.4

%

2.5

%

Weighted Average Portfolio Net Leverage(3)

4.57x

4.57x

4.60x

Weighted Average Portfolio EBITDA(3)

$

58,491

$

56,459

$

55,384

  1. Excluding our underlying industry-diversified structured credit portfolio.

  2. Calculated at fair value.

  3. For additional disclosure see “Weighted Average Portfolio EBITDA and Net Leverage” at the end of this release.

During the December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018 quarters, our investment origination and repayment activity was as follows:

All amounts in $000’s

Quarter Ended

Quarter Ended

December 31, 2018

September 30, 2018

Total Originations

$

226,252

$

254,642

Non-Agented Debt

63.7

%

20.8

%

Structured Credit

19.0

%

9.3

%

Agented Sponsor Debt

14.5

%

63.6

%

Agented Non-Sponsor Debt

2.1

%

0.0

%

Real Estate

0.6

%

4.2

%

Corporate Yield Buyouts

0.1

%

2.1

%

Total Repayments

$

163,502

$

56,608

Originations, Net of Repayments

$

62,750

$

198,034

For a listing of transactions completed during the quarter, please see section titled “Portfolio Investment Activity” in our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

We have invested in structured credit investments with individual standalone financings non-recourse to Prospect and with our risk limited in each case to our net investment amount. At December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, our structured credit portfolio at fair value consisted of the following:

All amounts in $000’s except
per unit amounts

As of

As of

December 31, 2018

September 30, 2018

Total Structured Credit Investments

$

937,127

$

965,322

# of Investments

48

46

CLO Equity

TTM Average Cash Yield(1)(2)(3)

17.5

%

16.2

%

Annualized Cash Yield(1)(2)(3)

21.0

%

11.7

%

Annualized GAAP Yield on Fair Value(1)(2)

15.5

%

14.4

%

Annualized GAAP Yield on Amortized Cost(2)(4)

12.6

%

12.2

%

Cumulative Cash Distributions

$

1,237,719

$

1,191,061

% of Original Investment

80.8

%

77.9

%

# of Underlying Collateral Loans

1,855

1,908

Total Asset Base of Underlying Portfolio

$

19,196,380

$

19,335,517

Prospect TTM Default Rate

0.92

%

1.13

%

Broadly Syndicated Market TTM Default Rate

1.63

%

1.81

%

Prospect Default Rate Outperformance vs. Market

0.71

%

0.68

%

  1. Calculation based on fair value.

  2. Excludes deals in the process of redemption.

  3. Excludes deals that have yet to make a first payment.

  4. Calculation based on amortized cost.

To date, including called deals in the process of liquidation, we have exited 11 structured credit investments totaling $290.5 million with an expected average realized IRR of 16.1% and cash on cash multiple of 1.49 times.

Since December 31, 2017 through today, 22 structured credit investments have completed multi-year extensions of their reinvestment periods (typically at reduced liability spreads). We believe further upside exists in our structured credit portfolio through additional refinancings and reinvestment period extensions.


To date during the March 2019 quarter, we have completed new and follow-on investments as follows:

All amounts in $000’s

Quarter Ended

March 31, 2019

Total Originations

$

3,290

Non-Agented Debt

100.0

%

Total Repayments

$

44,307

Originations, Net of Repayments

$

(41,017

)

LIQUIDITY AND FINANCIAL RESULTS

The following table summarizes key leverage statistics at December 31, 2018, September 30, 2018, and December 31, 2017:

All amounts in $000’s

As of
December 31, 2018

As of
September 30, 2018

As of
December 31, 2017

Net of Cash Debt to Equity Ratio

75.0

%

75.1

%

60.2

%

% of Assets at Floating Rates

88.2

%

87.8

%

89.3

%

% of Liabilities at Fixed Rates

88.5

%

85.0

%

99.9

%

Unencumbered Assets

$

4,322,091

$

4,667,374

$

4,606,067

% of Total Assets

72.4

%

75.3

%

77.8

%

In November 2018 we issued $50 million of 2029 Notes. The below table summarizes our December 2018 quarter issuance and repurchase activity:

All amounts in $000’s

Principal

Rate

Maturity

Debt Issuances

2029 Notes

$

50,000

6.875

%

June 2029

2024 Notes ATM

$

4,450

6.25

%

June 2024

2028 Notes ATM

$

2,332

6.25

%

June 2028

Repurchases

2020 Notes

$

13,500

4.75

%

April 2020

Prospect Capital InterNotes®

$

70,072

4.25% - 5.50

%

May 2020 – November 2020

On August 1, 2018, we completed an extension of the revolving credit facility (the “Facility”) for Prospect Capital Funding, extending the term 5.7 years from such date and reducing the interest rate on drawn amounts to one-month Libor plus 2.20%.

The new Facility, for which $1.02 billion of commitments have been closed to date with 29 institutional lenders (representing one of the most diversified bank groups in our industry), with further increases targeted, includes an accordion feature that allows the Facility, at Prospect's discretion, to accept up to a total of $1.5 billion of commitments. The Facility matures March 27, 2024. The Facility includes a revolving period that extends through March 27, 2022, followed by an additional two-year amortization period, with distributions allowed to Prospect after the completion of the revolving period.

We currently have eight separate unsecured debt issuances aggregating $1.6 billion outstanding, not including our program notes, with laddered maturities extending to June 2029. At December 31, 2018, $725.7 million of program notes were outstanding with staggered maturities through October 2043.

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

Prospect will host an earnings call on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00 am. Eastern Time. Dial 888-338-7333. For a replay prior to March 6, 2019, call 877-344-7529 passcode 10128664. The call will be available prior to March 6, 2019 on Prospect’s website, www.prospectstreet.com.


PROSPECT CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

December 31,
2018

June 30,
2018

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Assets

Investments at fair value:

Control investments (amortized cost of $2,381,352 and $2,300,526, respectively)

$

2,432,766

$

2,404,326

Affiliate investments (amortized cost of $176,997 and $55,637, respectively)

91,861

58,436

Non-control/non-affiliate investments (amortized cost of $3,538,047 and $3,475,295, respectively)

3,317,943

3,264,517

Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $6,096,396 and $5,831,458, respectively)

5,842,570

5,727,279

Cash

109,668

83,758

Receivables for:

Interest, net

7,663

19,783

Other

237

1,867

Deferred financing costs on Revolving Credit Facility

8,493

2,032

Due from broker

580

3,029

Prepaid expenses

568

984

Due from Affiliate

88

88

Total Assets

5,969,867

5,838,820

Liabilities

Revolving Credit Facility

297,000

37,000

Convertible Notes (less unamortized debt issuance costs of $10,636 and $13,074, respectively)

798,011

809,073

Public Notes (less unamortized discount and debt issuance costs of $13,946 and $11,007,
respectively)

742,762

716,810

Prospect Capital InterNotes® (less unamortized debt issuance costs of $11,641 and $11,998,
respectively)

714,018

748,926

Due to Prospect Capital Management

51,301

49,045

Interest payable

32,975

33,741

Dividends payable

21,963

21,865

Due to broker

6,159

Accrued expenses

5,505

5,426

Due to Prospect Administration

1,785

2,212

Other liabilities

1,372

1,516

Total Liabilities

2,666,692

2,431,773

Commitments and Contingencies

Net Assets

$

3,303,175

$

3,407,047

Components of Net Assets

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share (1,000,000,000 common shares authorized; 366,055,966 and 364,409,938 issued and outstanding, respectively)

$

366

$

364

Paid-in capital in excess of par

4,032,761

4,021,541

Accumulated overdistributed net investment income

(10,716

)

(45,186

)

Accumulated net realized loss

(465,410

)

(465,493

)

Net unrealized loss

(253,826

)

(104,179

)

Net Assets

$

3,303,175

$

3,407,047

Net Asset Value Per Share

$

9.02

$

9.35


PROSPECT CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Six Months Ended
December 31,

2018

2017

2018

2017

Investment Income

Interest income:

Control investments

$

53,674

$

47,418

$

110,128

$

93,448

Affiliate investments

174

401

205

Non-control/non-affiliate investments

68,679

75,833

137,288

148,263

Structured credit securities

35,467

30,131

69,619

59,551

Total interest income

157,994

153,382

317,436

301,467

Dividend income:

Control investments

13,000

27,665

Non-control/non-affiliate investments

266

326

528

870

Total dividend income

13,266

326

28,193

870

Other income:

Control investments

15,741

4,038

18,532

6,129

Non-control/non-affiliate investments

882

4,654

4,144

12,513

Total other income

16,623

8,692

22,676

18,642

Total Investment Income

187,883

162,400

368,305

320,979

Operating Expenses

Base management fee

33,187

29,559

63,144

59,722

Income incentive fee

20,203

18,298

41,493

34,231

Interest and credit facility expenses

40,656

39,347

78,564

80,382

Allocation of overhead from Prospect Administration

5,642

(824

)

9,007

2,704

Audit, compliance and tax related fees

2,389

1,866

2,782

2,954

Directors’ fees

150

112

229

225

Other general and administrative expenses

4,845

850

7,116

3,837

Total Operating Expenses

107,072

89,208

202,335

184,055

Net Investment Income

80,811

73,192

165,970

136,924

Net Realized and Net Change in Unrealized (Losses) Gains from Investments

Net realized gains (losses)

Control investments

2,801

2

2,802

11

Affiliate investments

846

Non-control/non-affiliate investments

192

(5,675

)

1,232

(5,093

)

Net realized gains (losses)

2,993

(5,673

)

4,034

(4,236

)

Net change in unrealized (losses) gains

Control investments

(85,733

)

44,425

(33,815

)

45,518

Affiliate investments

(5,894

)

1,533

(19,649

)

6,726

Non-control/non-affiliate investments

(59,069

)

8,737

(96,183

)

(50,300

)

Net change in unrealized (losses) gains

(150,696

)

54,695

(149,647

)

1,944

Net Realized and Net Change in Unrealized (Losses) Gains from Investments

(147,703

)

49,022

(145,613

)

(2,292

)

Net realized losses on extinguishment of debt

(497

)

(487

)

(3,951

)

(932

)

Net (Decrease) Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations

$

(67,389

)

$

121,727

$

16,406

$

133,700

Net (decrease) increase in net assets resulting from operations per share

$

(0.18

)

$

0.34

$

0.04

$

0.37

Dividends declared per share

$

(0.18

)

$

(0.18

)

$

(0.36

)

$

(0.41

)


PROSPECT CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
ROLLFORWARD OF NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE
(in actual dollars)

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Six Months Ended
December 31,

2018

2017

2018

2017

Per Share Data

Net asset value at beginning of period

$

9.39

$

9.12

$

9.35

$

9.32

Net investment income(1)

0.22

0.20

0.45

0.38

Net realized and change in unrealized (losses) gains (1)

(0.40

)

0.14

(0.41

)

(0.01

)

Distributions of net investment income

(0.18

)

(0.18

)

(0.36

)

(0.41

)

Common stock transactions(2)

(0.01

)

(3

)

(0.01

)

(3

)

Net asset value at end of period

$

9.02

$

9.28

$

9.02

$

9.28

  1. Per share data amount is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period presented (except for dividends to shareholders which is based on actual rate per share).

  2. Common stock transactions include the effect of issuances and repurchases of common stock, if any.

  3. Amount is less than $0.01.

WEIGHTED AVERAGE PORTFOLIO EBITDA AND NET LEVERAGE

Weighted Average Portfolio Net Leverage (“Portfolio Net Leverage”) and Weighted Average Portfolio EBITDA (“Portfolio EBITDA”) provide clarity into the underlying capital structure of our portfolio debt investments and the likelihood that our overall portfolio will make interest payments and repay principal.

Portfolio Net Leverage reflects the net leverage of each of our portfolio company debt investments, weighted based on the current fair market value of such investments. The net leverage for each portfolio company is calculated based on our investment in the capital structure of such portfolio company, with a maximum limit of 10.0x adjusted EBITDA. This calculation excludes debt subordinate to our position within the capital structure because our exposure to interest payment and principal repayment risk is limited beyond that point. Additionally, structured credit residual interests and equity investments, for which principal repayment is not fixed, are also not included in the calculation. The calculation does not exceed 10.0x adjusted EBITDA for any individual investment because 10.0x captures the highest level of risk to us. Portfolio Net Leverage provides us with some guidance as to our exposure to the interest payment and principal repayment risk of our overall debt portfolio. We monitor our Portfolio Net Leverage on a quarterly basis.

Portfolio EBITDA is used by Prospect to supplement Portfolio Net Leverage and generally indicates a portfolio company’s ability to make interest payments and repay principal. Portfolio EBITDA is calculated using the weighted average dollar amount EBITDA of each of our portfolio company debt investments. The calculation provides us with insight into profitability and scale of the portfolio companies within our overall debt investments.

These calculations include addbacks that are typically negotiated and documented in the applicable investment documents, including but not limited to transaction costs, share-based compensation, management fees, foreign currency translation adjustments and other nonrecurring transaction expenses.

Together, Portfolio Net Leverage and Portfolio EBITDA assist us in assessing the likelihood that we will timely receive interest and principal payments. However, these calculations are not meant to substitute for an analysis of our underlying portfolio company debt investments, but to supplement such analysis.


ABOUT PROSPECT CAPITAL CORPORATION
Prospect Capital Corporation (www.prospectstreet.com) is a business development company that focuses on lending to and investing in private businesses. Our investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments.

We have elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“1940 Act”). We are required to comply with a series of regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NASDAQ, federal and state rules and regulations. We have elected to be treated as a regulated investment company under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, whose safe harbor for forward-looking statements does not apply to business development companies. Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are highly likely to be affected by other unknowable future events and conditions, including elements of the future that are or are not under our control, and that we may or may not have considered; accordingly, such statements cannot be guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance. Actual developments and results are highly likely to vary materially from any forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the time when made. We undertake no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.

For additional information, contact:

Grier Eliasek, President and Chief Operating Officer
grier@prospectstreet.com
Telephone (212) 448-0702