Gladstone Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2012

- Net Investment Income for the three and six months ended September 30, 2012, was $3.5 million and $6.7 million, or $0.16 and $0.31 per share, respectively.

- Net Decrease in Net Assets Resulting From Operations for the three and six months ended September 30, 2012, was $0.4 million and $3.4 million, or $0.02 and $0.15 per share, respectively.

Oct 29, 2012, 12:19 ET from Gladstone Investment Corporation

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) (the "Company") today announced earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.  All per share references are per basic and diluted weighted average common share outstanding, unless noted otherwise.

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Net Investment Income for the Three Months:  Net Investment Income for the quarters ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 was $3.5 million, or $0.16 per share, and $3.3 million, or $0.15 per share, respectively, an increase in Net Investment Income of 4.3%.  The increase in Net Investment Income was primarily due to holding a larger portfolio with higher-yielding debt investments during the quarter ended September 30, 2012, as compared to the prior year period.  This increase was partially offset by an increase in dividend expense on the Company's 7.125% Series A Cumulative Term Preferred Stock ("Term Preferred Stock"), on which the Company made its first distribution in March 2012, as well as an increase in the incentive fee paid to Gladstone Management Corporation, the Company's investment adviser (the "Adviser").

Net (Decrease) Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations for the Quarter:  Net (Decrease) Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations for the quarters ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 was ($0.4) million, or ($0.02) per share, and $12.7 million, or $0.57 per share, respectively.  The Company recorded net unrealized depreciation on investments of $3.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, primarily due to a decrease in certain comparable multiples used to estimate the fair value of the Company's investments. For the quarter ended September 30, 2011, the Company recorded net unrealized appreciation of $10.3 million on its portfolio, resulting from increased portfolio company performance of certain of its portfolio companies and, to a lesser extent, an increase in certain comparable multiples used to estimate the fair value of the Company's investments.

Investment Portfolio at Fair Value:  As of September 30, 2012, the Company's portfolio was fair valued at 84.1% of cost, as compared to 84.7% as of March 31, 2012. 

Net Asset Value:  Net asset value was $8.93 per share outstanding at September 30, 2012, as compared to $9.38 at March 31, 2012, a decrease of 4.8%. 

Asset Characteristics:  Total assets were $373.5 million at September 30, 2012, as compared to $325.3 million at March 31, 2012.  At September 30, 2012, the Company had investments in 20 portfolio companies with an aggregate cost basis of $317.0 million and an aggregate fair value of $266.7 million.  As of September 30, 2012, the Company's investment portfolio at fair value was comprised of 71.6% in debt securities and 28.4% in equity securities.  Additionally, the Company held $92.9 million in cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2012, including $71.5 million from a short-term loan that was repaid subsequent to quarter end.

Investment Yield:  The weighted average yield on the Company's interest-bearing portfolio, excluding cash and cash equivalents, was 12.5% for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, as compared to 12.2% for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.  The increase in the weighted average yield for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, resulted primarily from the exits of lower interest-bearing debt investments and the addition of higher-yielding debt investments.

Highlights for the Quarter:  During the quarter ended September 30, 2012, the following significant events occurred:

  • New Investment:  In July 2012, the Company invested $22.5 million in a new control investment, Ginsey Holdings, Inc. ("Ginsey"), through a combination of debt and equity.  Ginsey, headquartered in Bellmawr, New Jersey, designs and markets a broad line of branded juvenile and adult bath products.  In August 2012, $5.0 million of the debt was participated to a third-party.
  • New Investment:  In July 2012, the Company invested $21.3 million in a new control investment, Drew Foam Companies, Inc. ("Drew Foam"), through a combination of debt and equity.  Drew Foam, headquartered in Monticello, Arkansas, is an expanded polystyrene foam molder and fabricator for a variety of applications in construction and packaging. In September 2012, $4.3 million of the debt and the line of credit was refinanced with a third-party.
  • Recurring Distributions:  The Company paid monthly cash distributions to preferred and common stockholders of $0.1484375 per preferred share and $0.05 per common share, respectively, for each of July, August and September 2012.
  • Co-Investment Order:  In July 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission granted the Company relief sought in an exemptive application that expands its ability to co-invest in portfolio companies with certain affiliated investment funds, subject to compliance with certain conditions. The Company believes this expanded ability to co-invest will enhance its ability to further its investment strategy and objectives.
  • Approval of Revision to Investment Objectives and Strategies:  On September 21, 2012, the Company's Board of Directors approved revisions to its investment objectives and strategies, effective January 1, 2013.  The Company believes that the revised investment objectives and strategies will allow it greater flexibility in growing its portfolio and maintaining its commitment of value to stockholders

Comments from the Company's President, Dave Dullum:  "Our origination efforts continue to put quality new investments on the books quarter over quarter, including Ginsey and Drew Foam, both in this quarter.  In order to fund our increasing pipeline of new deals, we were successful in raising common equity and extending our line of credit an additional year to meet these capital demands. We are excited about the continued increases in our interest income and yield and hope to deliver strong results during the fiscal year." 

Subsequent Events:  Subsequent to September 30, 2012, the following events occurred:

  • Common Stock Offering:  In October 2012, the Company completed a public offering of its common stock, resulting in net proceeds to the Company of $28.3 million, which was used to repay borrowings under its line of credit.
  • Line of Credit Extension:  In October 2012, the Company entered into an agreement to extend the maturity date on its line of credit (the "Facility") by one year.  As a result of the new agreement, the Facility is now scheduled to mature on October 25, 2015, and, if not renewed or extended by that date, all principal and interest will be due and payable on or before October 25, 2016.  All other terms of the Company's Facility remained the same.
  • Distributions Declared:  In October 2012, the Company's Board of Directors declared the following monthly cash distributions:

 

Record Date

Payment Date

Distribution per Common Share

Distribution per Term Preferred Share

October 22, 2012

October 31, 2012

$

0.05

$

0.1484375

November 19, 2012

November 30, 2012

0.05

0.1484375

December 19, 2012

December 31, 2012

0.05

0.1484375

Total for the Quarter:

$

0.15

$

0.4453125

Summary Information:  The following chart is a summary of some of the information reported above (dollars in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited):

September 30, 2012

September 30, 2011

For the Three Months Ended:

Net investment income

$

3,451

$

3,309

Net (decrease) increase in net assets resulting from operations

(353)

12,695

Weighted average yield on interest-bearing investments

12.5

%

12.2

%

Total dollars invested

$

50,498

$

44,919

Total dollars repaid

9,160

2,493

For the Six Months Ended:

Net investment income

6,689

6,810

Net (decrease) increase in net assets resulting from operations

(3,369)

16,883

Weighted average yield on interest-bearing investments

12.5

%

12.1

%

Total dollars invested

$

63,263

$

67,378

Total dollars repaid

15,090

5,560

September 30, 2012

March 31, 2012

As of:

Fair value as a percent of cost

84.1

%

84.7

%

Net asset value per share

$

8.93

$

9.38

Number of portfolio companies

20

17

Total assets at fair value

$

373,532

$

325,297

Conference Call for Stockholders:  The Company will hold its earnings release conference call Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.  Please call (800) 860-2442 to enter the conference.  An operator will monitor the call and set a queue for any questions. A replay of the conference call will be available through November 30, 2012.  To hear the replay, please dial (877) 344-7529 and use conference number 10018005.  The replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call concludes.

The live audio broadcast of the Company's quarterly conference call will also be available online at www.GladstoneInvestment.com. The event will be archived and available for replay on the Company's website through December 31, 2012.

Warning:  The financial statements below are without footnotes, so readers should obtain and carefully review the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, including the notes to the financial statements contained therein.  The Company has filed the Form 10-Q today with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which you can find on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or from the Company's website at www.GladstoneInvestment.com.  To obtain a paper copy, please contact the Company at 1521 Westbranch Drive, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22102.

About us:  Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly traded business development company that seeks to make debt and equity investments in small and mid-sized businesses in the United States in connection with acquisitions, changes in control and recapitalizations.  The Company has paid 87 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock, in addition to a bonus dividend paid on its common stock in March 2012.  Information on the business activities of all the Gladstone funds can be found at www.gladstonecompanies.com.

For Investor Relations inquiries related to any of the monthly dividend paying Gladstone funds, please visit www.gladstone.com.

The statements in this press release regarding the longer-term prospects of the Company and its management team may be deemed "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties, although they are based on the Company's current plans that are believed to be reasonable as of the date of this press release.  Factors that may cause the Company's actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include, among others, the duration and effects of the current economic instability, the Company's ability to access debt and equity capital and those other factors listed under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's registration statement on Form N-2 (No. 333-181879, as amended (the "Prospectus") and the supplement to the Prospectus as filed with the SEC on October 2, 2012. The risk factors set forth in the Form N-2 under the caption "Risk Factors" are specifically incorporated by reference into this press release.  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.

 

GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (DOLLAR AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS) (UNAUDITED)

September 30,

March 31,

2012

2012

ASSETS

Investments at fair value

     Control investments (Cost of $245,475 and $186,743, respectively)

$

208,922

$

157,544

     Affiliate investments (Cost of $61,473 and $70,015, respectively)

48,715

58,831

     Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments (Cost of $10,083 and $9,637, respectively)

9,049

9,277

          Total investments at fair value (Cost of $317,031 and $266,395, respectively)

266,686

225,652

Cash and cash equivalents

92,940

91,546

Restricted cash

1,041

1,928

Interest receivable

1,295

1,250

Due from custodian

8,152

1,527

Deferred financing costs

2,411

2,792

Other assets

1,007

602

TOTAL ASSETS

$

373,532

$

325,297

LIABILITIES

Borrowings:

Short-term loan at fair value (Cost of $71,525 and $76,005, respectively)

$

71,525

$

76,005

Line of credit at fair value (Cost of $56,000 and $0, respectively)

57,209

-

Secured borrowing (Cost of $5,000 and $0, respectively)

5,000

-

Total borrowings (Cost of $132,525 and $76,005, respectively)

133,734

76,005

Mandatorily redeemable preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share, $25 liquidation

    preference  per share; 1,610,000 shares authorized, 1,600,000 shares issued

    and outstanding at September 30 and March 31, 2012

40,000

40,000

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

1,311

506

Fees due to Adviser

595

496

Fee due to Administrator

189

218

Other liabilities

480

856

TOTAL LIABILITIES

176,309

118,081

Commitments and contingencies

NET ASSETS

$

197,223

$

207,216

ANALYSIS OF NET ASSETS

Common stock, $0.001 par value per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized and

   22,080,133 shares issued and outstanding at September 30 and March 31, 2012

$

22

$

22

Capital in excess of par value

257,131

257,131

Cumulative net unrealized depreciation of investments

(50,345)

(40,743)

Cumulative net unrealized depreciation of other

(1,236)

(68)

Net investment income in excess of distributions

321

321

Accumulated net realized loss

(8,670)

(9,447)

TOTAL NET ASSETS

$

197,223

$

207,216

NET ASSET VALUE PER COMMON SHARE AT END OF PERIOD

$

8.93

$

9.38

 

GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (DOLLAR AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS) (UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Six Months Ended

September 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

INVESTMENT INCOME

Interest income

        Control investments

$

4,548

$

2,926

$

7,977

$

5,560

Affiliate investments

1,573

1,363

3,344

2,732

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

339

401

647

806

Cash and cash equivalents

1

2

3

6

Total interest income

6,461

4,692

11,971

9,104

Other income

Control investments

112

341

506

1,176

Affiliate investments

401

-

401

-

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

-

1

-

17

Total other income

513

342

907

1,193

Total investment income

6,974

5,034

12,878

10,297

EXPENSES

Base management fee

1,308

1,063

2,499

2,071

Incentive fee

541

-

541

19

Administration fee

189

135

372

286

Interest expense on borrowings

484

233

576

365

Dividends on mandatorily redeemable preferred stock

713

-

1,425

-

Amortization of deferred financing fees

203

108

403

215

Professional fees

177

105

371

315

Other general and administrative expenses

423

592

702

942

Expenses before credits from Adviser

4,038

2,236

6,889

4,213

Credits to fees

(515)

(511)

(700)

(726)

Total expenses net of credits to fees

3,523

1,725

6,189

3,487

NET INVESTMENT INCOME

3,451

3,309

6,689

6,810

REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS)

Net realized gain (loss):

       Control investments

798

(543)

753

5,192

       Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

-

(1)

-

4

       Other

-

-

(41)

(39)

               Total net realized gain (loss)

798

(544)

712

5,157

Net unrealized (depreciation) appreciation:

        Control investments

(9,708)

8,886

(7,354)

935

 Affiliate investments

6,139

1,662

(1,573)

3,740

        Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

(315)

(211)

(674)

609

        Other

(718)

(407)

(1,169)

(368)

       Total net unrealized (depreciation) appreciation

(4,602)

9,930

(10,770)

4,916

         Net realized and unrealized (loss) gain

(3,804)

9,386

(10,058)

10,073

NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS

$

(353)

$

12,695

$

(3,369)

$

16,883

NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN NET ASSETS RESULTING 

   FROM OPERATIONS PER COMMON SHARE

Basic and diluted

$

(0.02)

$

0.57

$

(0.15)

$

0.76

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OF COMMON STOCK 

   OUTSTANDING:

Basic and diluted

22,080,133

22,080,133

22,080,133

22,080,133

 

GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (DOLLAR AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AND PER UNIT DATA) (UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Six Months Ended

September 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Per Common Share Data

Net asset value at beginning of period(A)

$

9.10

$

9.06

$

9.38

$

9.00

Net investment income(B)

0.16

0.15

0.31

0.31

Realized gain (loss) on sale of investments and other(B)

0.03

(0.03)

0.03

0.23

Net unrealized (depreciation) appreciation of investments and other(B)

(0.21)

0.45

(0.49)

0.22

Total from investment operations(B)

(0.02)

0.57

(0.15)

0.76

Cash distributions from net investment income(B)(C)

(0.15)

(0.15)

(0.30)

(0.28)

Net asset value at end of period(A)

$

8.93

$

9.48

$

8.93

$

9.48

Per share market value at beginning of period

$

7.40

$

7.18

$

7.57

$

7.79

Per share market value at end of period

7.82

6.80

7.82

6.80

Total return(D)

7.79

%

(3.21)

%

7.53

%

(9.16)

%

Shares outstanding at end of period

22,080,133

22,080,133

22,080,133

22,080,133

Statement of Assets and Liabilities Data:

Net assets at end of period

$

197,223

$

209,419

$

197,223

$

209,419

Average net assets(E)

200,182

202,101

202,520

200,213

Senior Securities Data(F):

Total borrowings, at cost

$

132,525

$

83,501

$

132,525

$

83,501

Mandatorily redeemable preferred stock

40,000

-

40,000

-

Asset coverage ratio(G)

210

%

332

%

210

%

332

%

Average coverage per unit(H)

$

2,101

$

3,325

$

2,101

$

3,325

Ratios/Supplemental Data:

Ratio of expenses to average net assets(I)(J)

8.07

%

4.43

%

6.80

%

4.21

%

Ratio of net expenses to average net assets(I)(K)

7.04

3.41

6.11

3.48

Ratio of net investment income to average net assets(I)

6.90

6.55

6.61

6.80

(A)

Based on actual common shares outstanding at the end of the corresponding period.

(B)

Based on weighted average per basic common share data.

(C)

Distributions are determined based on taxable income calculated in accordance with income tax regulations, which may differ from amounts determined under GAAP.

(D)

Total return equals the change in the market value of our common stock from the beginning of the period, taking into account dividends reinvested in accordance with the terms of the Company's dividend reinvestment plan. Total return does not take into account distributions that may be characterized as a return of capital.

(E)

Calculated using the average balance of net assets at the end of each month of the reporting period.

(F)

The 1940 Act currently permits the Company to issue senior securities representing indebtedness and senior securities that are stock, to which the Company refers to as "senior securities."

(G)

As a business development company, the Company is generally required to maintain an asset coverage ratio of at least 200% of total consolidated assets, less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities, to the aggregate amount of senior securities. The Company's mandatorily redeemable preferred stock is characterized as a senior security for purposes of the asset coverage ratio.

(H)

Asset coverage per unit is the asset coverage ratio expressed in terms of dollar amounts per one thousand dollars of indebtedness.

(I)

Amounts are annualized.

(J)

Ratio of expenses to average net assets is computed using expenses before credits from the Adviser.

(K)

Ratio of net expenses to average net assets is computed using total expenses net of credits from the Adviser.

 

SOURCE Gladstone Investment Corporation



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