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DENVER, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StoneCastle Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: BANX) (“StoneCastle Financial” or the “Company”), an investment company registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), today announced results for the first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021.
First Quarter 2021 Investment Highlights:
Invested approximately $17.5 million in six investments
Realized proceeds of $4.7 million from the maturity of one investment
Realized proceeds from partial paydowns of $4.3 million from six investments
Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company invested approximately $8.0 million in two investments and received partial paydowns of $2.6 million.
The estimated annualized yield generated by the invested portfolio as of March 31, 2021(excluding cash and cash equivalents) was approximately 9.32%.
First Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Net investment income was $2,603,278 or $0.40 per share, comprised of $4,125,528 gross income and $1,522,250 of expenses. Net Assets at quarter end were $142,070,129. The Company’s Net Asset Value was $21.62 per share, up $0.18 from the prior quarter.
In the first quarter, the Company paid a cash distribution of $0.38 per share. The distribution was paid on March 25, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 18, 2021.
The Company had $39.0 million outstanding on its $62.0 million credit facility at the quarter end, which represents approximately 21% of total assets. According to regulated investment company rules, the Company may borrow only up to 33.3% of its total assets.
Portfolio and Investment Summary
As of the close of business on March 31, 2021, the Company had total assets of $182,525,474 consisting of total investments of $178,022,813, cash and other assets of $4,502,661.
During the quarter, the Company invested a total of $17.5 million in six bank-related regulatory capital investments. The Company received total proceeds of $9.0 million, consisting of a term loan maturity of $4.7 million, and $4.3 million in partial paydowns from six investments.
Quarterly Conference Call
StoneCastle Financial will host a webcast and conference call on May 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern time.
The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-9039 for domestic callers or 1-201-689-8470 for international callers. Participants may also access the call via live webcast by visiting StoneCastle Financial's investor relations website at www.stonecastle-financial.com. To listen to a live broadcast, go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay will be available shortly after the call and be available through midnight (Eastern Time) on May 27, 2021. The replay can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 for domestic callers or 1-412-317-6671 for international callers. The passcode for the replay is 13718352. The archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for a limited time.
About StoneCastle Financial Corp.
StoneCastle Financial is an SEC registered non-diversified, closed-end management investment company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BANX." Its investment objective is to provide stockholders with current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation. StoneCastle Financial is managed by StoneCastle-ArrowMark Asset Management, LLC. To learn more, visit www.stonecastle-financial.com.
Disclaimer and Risk Factors:
There is no assurance that StoneCastle Financial will achieve its investment objective. StoneCastle Financial is subject to numerous risks, including investment and market risks, management risk, income and interest rate risks, banking industry risks, preferred stock risk, convertible securities risk, debt securities risk, liquidity risk, valuation risk, leverage risk, non-diversification risk, credit and counterparty risks, market at a discount from net asset value risk and market disruption risk. Shares of closed-end investment companies may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount) their net asset value. Shares of StoneCastle Financial may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully StoneCastle Financial's investment objective, risks, charges and expenses. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
The Annual Report, Semi-Annual Report and other regulatory filings of the Company with the SEC are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the Company's website at www.stonecastle-financial.com.
STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.
Statement of Assets and Liabilities (unaudited)
March 31, 2021
December 31, 2020
Investments in securities, at fair value (cost: $177,537,308 and $176,919,203 respectively)
Receivable for Investments sold
Interest and dividends receivable
Foreign cash (cost: $1,300,817 and $1,928,095 respectively)
Unrealized appreciation on forward currency exchange contracts
Investment advisory fee payable
Payable for securities purchased
Loan interest payable
Unrealized depreciation on forward currency exchange contracts
Options written, at value (premiums received $0 and $1,029 respectively)
Accrued expenses payable
Net Assets consist of:
Common stock at par ($0.001 per share)
Total distributable earnings / (loss)
Net Asset Value Per Share:
Common Stock Shares Outstanding
Net asset value per common share
Market price per share
Market price discount to net asset value per share
STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.
Statement of Operations (unaudited)
For The Three Months
For The Three Months
Origination fee income
Other Income (service fees and due diligence fees)
Total Investment Income
Investment advisory fees
Transfer agent, custodian fees and administrator fees
Bank administration fees
ABA marketing and licensing fees
Investor relations fees
Delaware franchise tax
Miscellaneous fees (proxy, rating agency, etc.)
Net Investment Income
Realized and Unrealized Gain / (Loss) on Investments and Foreign Currency Transactions
Net realized gain on investments
Net realized gain / (loss) from forward foreign currency contracts
Net realized gain from foreign currency translations
Net change in net unrealized appreciation / (depreciation) on investments
Net change in unrealized appreciation / (depreciation) on written options
Net change in unrealized appreciation on forward currency contracts
Net change in unrealized appreciation / (depreciation) on foreign currency translations
Net realized and unrealized gain/(loss) on investments, written options, forward foreign currency contracts and foreign currency translations
Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting From Operations
STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.
Financial Highlights (unaudited)
For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
Per Share Operating Performance
Net Asset Value, beginning of period
Net investment income(1)
Net realized and unrealized gain / (loss) on investments
Total from investment operations
Less distributions to shareholders
From net investment income
Net asset value, end of period
Per share market value, end of period
Total Investment Return (2)
Based on market value
Based on net asset value
Ratios and Supplemental Data
Net assets, end of period (in millions)
Ratios (as a percentage to average net assets):
Expenses before waivers(3)(4)*
Expenses after waivers(5)*
Net investment income(6)*
Portfolio turnover rate **
Revolving Credit Agreement
Total revolving credit agreement outstanding (000's)
Asset coverage per $1,000 for revolving credit agreement(7)
Based on the average shares outstanding during quarter.
Reflects reinvestment of distributions at the price obtained under the Dividend Reinvestment Plan.
Total return does not include sales load and offering expenses and are not annualized.
Excluding interest expense, the ratio would have been 3.52%.
Ratio of expenses before waivers to average managed assets equals 3.33%.
Ratio of expenses after waivers to average managed assets equals 3.33%.
Ratio of net investment income to average managed assets equals 5.69%.
Calculated by subtracting the Company's total liabilities (excluding the loan) from the Company's
total assets and dividing the amount by the loan outstanding in 000's.