Golub Capital BDC, Inc. Declares Fiscal Year 2016 First Quarter Distribution of $0.32 Per Share and Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Nov 17, 2015, 16:06 ET from Golub Capital BDC, Inc.

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Golub Capital BDC, Inc., a business development company (NASDAQ: GBDC), today announced its financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Except where the context suggests otherwise, the terms "we," "us," "our," and "Company" refer to Golub Capital BDC, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. "GC Advisors" refers to GC Advisors LLC, our investment adviser.

 

 

SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(in thousands, expect per share data)

September 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

Investment portfolio, at fair value

$                   1,529,784

$              1,570,687

Total assets

$                   1,641,050

$              1,645,806

Net asset value per share

$                          15.80

$                     15.74

Quarter Ended

September 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

Investment income

$                       33,552

$                   30,410

Net investment income

$                       15,481

$                   15,205

Net gain on investments and secured borrowings

$                         3,989

$                     3,083

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations

$                       19,470

$                   18,288

Net earnings per share

$                           0.38

$                       0.36

Net gain on investments and secured borrowings per share

$                           0.08

$                       0.06

Net investment income per share

$                           0.30

$                       0.30

Accrual for capital gain incentive fee per share

$                           0.02

$                       0.02

Net investment income before capital gain incentive fee accrual per share (1)

$                           0.32

$                       0.32

(1) As a supplement to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") financial measures, the Company has provided this

     non-GAAP performance result. The Company believes that this non-GAAP financial measure is useful as it excludes the accrual of the 

     capital gain incentive fee, which is not contractually payable under the terms of the investment advisory agreement with GC Advisors. 

 

 

Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was $19.5 million, or $0.38 per share, as compared to $18.3 million, or $0.36 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015;
  • Net gain on investments and secured borrowings for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was $4.0 million, or $0.08 per share, as compared to $3.1 million, or $0.06 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015;
  • Net investment income for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was $15.5 million, or $0.30 per share, as compared to $15.2 million, or $0.30 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015;
  • Net investment income for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, excluding a $0.8 million, or $0.02 per share, accrual under GAAP for a capital gain incentive fee, was $16.3 million, or $0.32 per share; and
  • Our board of directors declared a quarterly distribution on November 17, 2015 of $0.32 per share, payable on December 29, 2015 to stockholders of record as of December 11, 2015.

Portfolio and Investment Activities

As of September 30, 2015, the Company had investments in 164 portfolio companies with a total fair value of $1,430.9 million and had investments in subordinated notes and limited liability company ("LLC") equity interests in Senior Loan Fund LLC ("SLF") with a total fair value of $98.9 million. This compares to the Company's portfolio as of June 30, 2015, as of which date the Company had investments in 157 portfolio companies with a total fair value of $1,482.8 million and had investments in subordinated notes and LLC equity interests in SLF with a total fair value of $87.9 million. Investments in portfolio companies as of September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015 consisted of the following:

 

As of September 30, 2015

 As of June 30, 2015 

Investments

Percentage of

Investments

Percentage of

Investment

at Fair Value

Total

at Fair Value

Total

Type

(In thousands)

Investments

(In thousands)

Investments

Senior secured

$           197,329

12.9

%

$           224,140

14.3

%

One stop

1,134,222

74.1

1,161,970

74.0

Second lien

39,774

2.6

39,934

2.5

Subordinated debt

1,715

0.1

1,625

0.1

Subordinated notes in SLF(1)

76,563

5.0

65,864

4.2

LLC equity interests in SLF(1)

22,373

1.5

22,001

1.4

Equity

57,808

3.8

55,153

3.5

Total

$        1,529,784

$               100.0

%

$        1,570,687

$               100.0

%

(1)

SLF's proceeds from the subordinated notes and LLC equity interests invested in SLF were utilized by SLF 

to invest in senior secured loans.

 

 

The following table shows the asset mix of our new investment commitments for the three months ended September 30, 2015:

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2015

New Investment

Commitments

Percentage of

(In thousands)

Commitments

Senior secured

$                              38,238

19.2

%

One stop

146,615

73.5

Subordinated notes in SLF

10,699

5.3

LLC equity interests in SLF

1,347

0.7

Equity securities

2,533

1.3

  Total new investment commitments

$                            199,432

100.0

%

 

 

Overall, total investments at fair value decreased by 2.6%, or $40.9 million, during the three months ended September 30, 2015 after factoring in debt repayments, sales of securities, net fundings on revolvers and net change in unrealized gains (losses). Total investments at fair value held by SLF increased by $62.1 million after factoring in debt repayments, sales of securities, net fundings on revolvers and net change in unrealized gains (losses).

For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the weighted average annualized investment income yield (which includes interest and fee income and amortization of capitalized fees and discounts) and the weighted average annualized income yield (which excludes income resulting from amortization of capitalized fees and discounts) on the fair value of income producing investments in the Company's portfolio were 8.8% and 8.0%, respectively.

Consolidated Results of Operations

Total investment income for the quarters ended September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015 was $33.6 million and $30.4 million, respectively. This $3.1 million increase was primarily attributable to higher fee income from prepayments, accretion of discounts resulting from increased payoffs and higher dividend income earned during the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Total expenses for the quarters ended September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015 were $18.1 million and $15.2 million, respectively. This $2.9 million increase was primarily attributable to an increase in the incentive fee due to higher investment income.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded a net realized gain of $4.9 million and recorded net unrealized depreciation of $0.9 million. The realized gain mainly related to the sale of several equity investments.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company's liquidity and capital resources are derived from the Company's debt securitizations, U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA") debentures, revolving credit facilities and cash flow from operations. The Company's primary uses of funds from operations include investment in portfolio companies and payment of fees and other expenses that the Company incurs. The Company has used, and expects to continue to use, its debt securitizations, SBA debentures, revolving credit facilities, proceeds from its investment portfolio and proceeds from offerings of its securities to finance its investment objectives.

As of September 30, 2015, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $5.5 million, restricted cash and cash equivalents of $92.0 million and $813.6 million of debt and secured borrowings outstanding. As of September 30, 2015, the Company had $87.7 million of remaining commitments and $43.0 million available for additional borrowings on its revolving credit facilities, subject to leverage and borrowing base restrictions.

On November 17, 2015, the Company's board of directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.32 per share, payable on December 29, 2015 to holders of record as of December 11, 2015.

Portfolio and Asset Quality

GC Advisors regularly assesses the risk profile of each of the Company's investments and rates each of them based on an internal system developed by Golub Capital and its affiliates. This system is not generally accepted in our industry or used by our competitors. It is based on the following categories, which we refer to as GC Advisors' internal performance rating:

 

Internal Performance Ratings

Rating

Definition

5

Involves the least amount of risk in our portfolio. The borrower is performing above expectations, and the trends and risk factors are generally favorable.

4

Involves an acceptable level of risk that is similar to the risk at the time of origination. The borrower is generally performing as expected, and the risk factors are neutral to favorable.

3

Involves a borrower performing below expectations and indicates that the loan's risk has increased somewhat since origination. The borrower may be out of compliance with debt covenants; however, loan payments are generally not past due.

2

Involves a borrower performing materially below expectations and indicates that the loan's risk has increased materially since origination. In addition to the borrower being generally out of compliance with debt covenants, loan payments may be past due (but generally not more than 180 days past due).

1

Involves a borrower performing substantially below expectations and indicates that the loan's risk has substantially increased since origination. Most or all of the debt covenants are out of compliance and payments are substantially delinquent. Loans rated 1 are not anticipated to be repaid in full and we will reduce the fair market value of the loan to the amount we anticipate will be recovered.

 

 

Our internal performance ratings do not constitute any rating of investments by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization or represent or reflect any third-party assessment of any of our investments.

The following table shows the distribution of the Company's investments on the 1 to 5 internal performance rating scale at fair value as of September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015:

 

September 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

Internal

Investments

Percentage of

Investments

Percentage of

Performance

at Fair Value

Total

at Fair Value

Total

Rating

(In thousands)

Investments

(In thousands)

Investments

5

$           134,142

8.8

%

$           203,990

13.0

%

4

1,298,558

84.9

1,274,300

81.1

3

87,687

5.7

81,529

5.2

2

9,397

0.6

10,868

0.7

1

-

-

-

-

Total

$        1,529,784

100.0

%

$        1,570,687

100.0

%

 

 

Conference Call

The Company will host an earnings conference call at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, November 19, 2015 to discuss the quarterly financial results. All interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (888) 225-2695 approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the call; international callers should dial (303) 223-4396. Participants should reference Golub Capital BDC, Inc. when prompted. For a slide presentation that we intend to refer to on the earnings conference call, please visit the Investor Relations link on the homepage of our website (www.golubcapitalbdc.com) and click on the Quarter Ended 9.30.15 Investor Presentation under Events/Presentations. An archived replay of the call will be available shortly after the call until 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on December 19, 2015. To hear the replay, please dial (800) 633-8284. International dialers, please dial (402) 977-9140. For all replays, please reference program ID number 21779569.

 

 

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

September 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

Assets

(audited)

(unaudited)

Investments, at fair value (cost of $1,517,314 and $1,557,354, respectively)

$                1,529,784

$                  1,570,687

Cash and cash equivalents

5,468

6,487

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

92,016

50,200

Interest receivable

5,700

5,468

Deferred financing costs

7,624

7,772

Receivable for open trades

-

4,626

Other assets

458

566

Total Assets

$                1,641,050

$                  1,645,806

Liabilities

Debt

$                   813,250

$                     823,100

Secured borrowings, at fair value (proceeds of $351 and $359, respectively)

355

363

Interest payable

2,722

4,602

Management and incentive fees payable

11,754

8,682

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

2,042

1,942

Accrued trustee fees

57

73

Total Liabilities

830,180

838,762

Net Assets

Preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 

  zero shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015.

-

-

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 51,300,193

  and 51,259,434 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015,

  respectively

51

51

Paid in capital in excess of par

790,713

790,025

Undistributed net investment income

4,230

577

Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments and secured borrowings

15,134

15,996

Net realized gain (loss) on investments and secured borrowings

742

395

Total Net Assets

810,870

807,044

Total Liabilities and Total Net Assets

$                1,641,050

$                  1,645,806

Number of common shares outstanding 

51,300,193

51,259,434

Net asset value per common share

$                        15.80

$                         15.74

 

 

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Three months ended

September 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Investment income

Interest income

$                   31,495

$                   29,838

Dividend income

675

492

Fee income

1,382

80

Total investment income

33,552

30,410

Expenses

Interest and other debt financing expenses

6,657

6,142

Base management fee

5,428

5,226

Incentive fee 

4,514

2,383

Professional fees

732

741

Administrative service fee

605

575

General and administrative expenses

135

138

Total expenses

18,071

15,205

Net investment income

15,481

15,205

Net gain (loss) on investments and secured borrowings

Net realized gain (loss) on investments

4,851

(1,746)

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments

  and secured borrowings

(862)

4,829

Net gain (loss) on investments and secured borrowings

3,989

3,083

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations

$                   19,470

$                   18,288

Per Common Share Data

Basic and diluted earnings per common share

$                        0.38

$                       0.36

Dividends and distributions declared per common share

$                        0.32

$                       0.32

Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

51,260,320

50,491,035

 

 

ABOUT GOLUB CAPITAL BDC, INC.

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. ("Golub Capital BDC") is an externally-managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.  Golub Capital BDC invests primarily in senior secured, one stop, second lien and subordinated loans of middle-market companies that are often sponsored by private equity investors.  Golub Capital BDC's investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, GC Advisors LLC, an affiliate of the Golub Capital group of companies ("Golub Capital").

ABOUT GOLUB CAPITAL

Golub Capital is a nationally recognized credit asset manager with over $15 billion of capital under management. The firm has an award-winning middle market lending business.  Golub Capital has four highly complementary business lines led by experienced teams of credit professionals: Middle Market Lending, Late Stage Lending, Broadly Syndicated Loans and Opportunistic Credit. Golub Capital's lending offices are located in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Charlotte. For more information, please visit the firm's website at www.golubcapital.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Golub Capital BDC, Inc. undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.

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