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Golub Capital BDC, Inc. Declares Second Fiscal Quarter of 2013 Distribution of $0.32 Per Share and Announces First Fiscal Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 Financial Results

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Golub Capital BDC, Inc., a business development company (NASDAQ: GBDC), today announced its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012.

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)









December 31, 2012


September 30, 2012

Investment portfolio

$              768,342


$               672,910

Total assets

$              839,003


$               734,096

Net asset value per share

$                  14.66


$                  14.60






Quarter Ended


December 31, 2012


September 30, 2012

Investment income

$                18,594


$                16,219

Net investment income

$                  9,578


$                  7,791

Net (loss) gain on investments and derivative instruments

$                   (259)


$                     954

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations

$                  9,319


$                  8,745





Net investment income per share

$                   0.34


$                    0.30

Net (loss) gain on investments and derivative instruments per share

$                  (0.01)


$                    0.04

Net earnings per share

$                   0.33


$                    0.34





First Fiscal Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Net investment income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $9.6 million, or $0.34 per share, as compared to $7.8 million, or $0.30 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2012;
  • Net (loss) gain on investments and derivative instruments for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $(0.3) million, or $(0.01) per share, as compared to $1.0 million, or $0.04 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2012;
  • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $9.3 million, or $0.33 per share, as compared to $8.7 million, or $0.34 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2012; and
  • Our board of directors declared a quarterly distribution on February 5, 2013 of $0.32 per share, payable on March 28, 2013 to stockholders of record as of March 14, 2013.


Portfolio and Investment Activities

At December 31, 2012, the Company had investments in 129 portfolio companies with a total fair value of $768.3 million.  The investments in these portfolio companies consisted of $248.9 million of senior secured loans, $363.6 million of one stop loans, $81.4 million of second lien loans, $49.6 million of subordinated debt and $24.8 million of equity investments.  This compares to the Company's portfolio as of September 30, 2012, at which the Company had investments in 121 portfolio companies with a total fair value of $672.9 million.  The investments in these portfolio companies consisted of $274.0 million of senior secured loans, $265.7 million of one stop loans, $44.4 million of second lien loans, $67.4 million of subordinated debt and $21.4 million of equity investments. 

For the quarter ended December 31, 2012, the Company originated $262.2 million in new middle-market investment commitments. Approximately 22.2% of the new middle-market investment commitments were senior secured loans, 61.4% were one stop loans, 15.0% were second lien loans and 1.4% were equity securities. Sales and repayments on investments for the same period totaled $145.6 million.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2012, the weighted average annualized investment income yield (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) and the weighted average annualized interest income yield (which excludes income resulting from amortization of fees and discounts) on the fair value of earning investments in the Company's portfolio was 11.2% and 9.7%, respectively. 

Consolidated Results of Operations

Total investment income for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012 was $18.6 million and $16.2 million, respectively.  This $2.4 million increase was primarily attributable to higher average invested assets and higher fees and amortization income from prepayments during the three months ended December 31, 2012. 

Total expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012 were $9.0 million and $8.4 million, respectively.  This $0.6 million increase was primarily due to increased incentive fees due to higher net investment income and increased management fees due to higher average assets.  

During the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Company had total asset sales of $14.0 million for a gain of $0.1 million.  During the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Company recorded net unrealized depreciation on investments of $(0.4) million.  The unrealized depreciation for the three months ended December 31, 2012 primarily resulted from the accretion of discounts and negative credit related adjustments which caused a reduction in fair value.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

On December 5, 2012, our wholly owned subsidiary, GC SBIC V, L.P., received approval for a license from the Small Business Administration ("SBA") to operate as a small business investment company ("SBIC"). This is the second SBIC license granted to the Company through its SBIC subsidiaries.  This second SBIC license should provide the Company with an additional source of attractive long-term debt capital.

On January 4, 2013, GC SBIC V, L.P. received a $37.5 million debenture capital commitment from the SBA.  The commitment may be drawn upon subject to customary regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, an examination by the SBA.

The Company's liquidity and capital resources are derived from the Company's debt securitization, SBA debentures, revolving credit facility 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 securitization, SBA debentures, revolving credit facility, proceeds from its investment portfolio and proceeds from offerings of its securities to finance its investment objectives. 

As of December 31, 2012, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $21.4 million, restricted cash of $39.2 million and $400.5 million of total debt outstanding.   As of December 31, 2012, the Company had $58.5 million available for additional borrowings on its revolving credit facility, subject to leverage and borrowing base restrictions.

On October 16, 2012, we priced a public offering of 2,600,000 shares of our common stock at a public offering price of $15.58 per share, raising approximately $40.5 million in gross proceeds. On October 19, 2012, the transaction closed, the shares were issued, and proceeds, net of offering costs but before expenses, of $39.4 million were received.  On November 14, 2012, we sold an additional 294,120 shares pursuant to the underwriters' partial exercise of the over-allotment option and we received net proceeds, before expenses, of $4.4 million.

On January 15, 2013, we priced a public offering of 4,500,000 shares of our common stock at a public offering price of $15.87 per share, raising approximately $71.4 million in gross proceeds. On January 18, 2013, the transaction closed, the shares were issued, and proceeds, net of offering costs but before expenses, of $69.1 million were received. We have also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 675,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. 

On February 5, 2013, the Company's board of directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.32 per share payable on March 28, 2013 to holders of record as of March 14, 2013.  Effective February 5, 2013, we consented to the assignment by GC Service Company, LLC of the Administration Agreement to Golub Capital LLC, following which Golub Capital LLC serves as our administrator. 

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 the following categories:

Risk Ratings Definition

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.

 

The following table shows the distribution of the Company's investments on the 1 to 5 investment performance rating scale at fair value as of December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012:














December 31, 2012



September 30, 2012


Investment


Investments


Percentage of



Investments


Percentage of


Performance


at Fair Value


Total



at Fair Value


Total


Rating


(In thousands)


Investments



(In thousands)


Investments


5


$                107,548


14.0

%


$        145,414


21.6

%

4


612,624


79.7



468,182


69.6


3


43,924


5.7



55,149


8.2


2


2,047


0.3



340


0.1


1


2,199


0.3



3,825


0.5


Total


$                768,342


100.0

%


$        672,910


100.0

%























Conference Call

The Company will host an earnings conference call at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, February 7, 2013 to discuss the quarterly financial results.  All interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (800) 736-4594 approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the call; international callers should dial (212) 231-2912. 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 Events and Presentations link on the homepage of our website (www.golubcapitalbdc.com) and click on the Quarter Ended 12.31.2012 Investor Presentation under Events and Presentations.  An archived replay of the call will be available shortly after the call until 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on March 4, 2013. To hear the replay, please dial (800) 633-8284. International dialers, please dial (402) 977-9140. For all replays, please reference program ID number 21645056. 

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. and Subsidiaries




Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition




(In thousands, except share and per share data)









December 31, 2012


September 30, 2012

Assets

(unaudited)



Investments, at fair value (cost of $765,626 and $669,841, respectively)

$                 768,342


$                    672,910

Cash and cash equivalents

21,420


13,891

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

39,226


37,036

Interest receivable

3,245


3,906

Deferred financing costs

6,373


5,898

Other assets

397


455

Total Assets

$                 839,003


$                    734,096





Liabilities




Debt

$                 400,450


$                    352,300

Interest payable

2,473


1,391

Management and incentive fees payable

4,782


4,203

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

1,452


1,073

Payable for investments purchased

10,456


-

Total Liabilities

419,613


358,967





Net Assets




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




    zero shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012 

-


-

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 28,605,336




 and 25,688,101 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2012 and  September 30, 2012,




    respectively

29


26

Paid in capital in excess of par

419,648


375,563

Capital distributions in excess of net investment income

779


347

Net unrealized appreciation on investments and derivative instruments

5,384


5,737

Net realized loss on investments and derivative instruments

(6,450)


(6,544)

Total Net Assets

419,390


375,129

Total Liabilities and Total Net Assets

$                 839,003


$                    734,096





Number of common shares outstanding 

28,605,336


25,688,101

Net asset value per common share

$                      14.66


$                         14.60













 

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. and Subsidiaries




Consolidated Statements of Operations




(In thousands, except share and per share data)





Three months ended


December 31, 2012


September 30, 2012


(unaudited)

Investment income


Interest income

$                          18,327


$                          16,219

Dividend income

267


-





Total investment income

18,594


16,219





Expenses




Interest and other debt financing expenses

2,995


2,970

Base management fee

2,468


2,308

Incentive fee 

2,394


1,967

Professional fees

493


545

Administrative service fee

548


507

General and administrative expenses

118


131





Total expenses

9,016


8,428





Net investment income

9,578


7,791





Net (loss) gain on investments




Net realized gain (loss) on investments

94


(464)

Net realized loss on derivative instruments

-


(122)

Net change in unrealized (depreciation) appreciation on investments

(353)


1,689

Net change in unrealized depreciation on derivative instruments

-


(149)





Net (loss) gain on investments

(259)


954





Net increase in net assets resulting from operations

$                             9,319


$                             8,745





Per Common Share Data




Basic and diluted earnings per common share

$                               0.33


$                               0.34

Dividends and distributions declared per common share

$                               0.32


$                               0.32

Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

27,933,613


25,663,827





ABOUT GOLUB CAPITAL BDC, INC.

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. principally invests in senior secured, one stop, subordinated and second lien loans of middle-market companies that are, in most cases, sponsored by private equity investors. Golub Capital BDC, Inc.'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

With over $7 billion of capital under management, Golub Capital is a leading provider of financing solutions for the middle market, including one stop financings (through the firm's proprietary GOLD and MEGA GOLD facilities), senior, second lien, and subordinated debt, preferred stock and co-investment equity. The firm underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities up to $250 million. Golub Capital's hold sizes range up to $200 million per transaction.

Golub Capital has been a Top 3 Traditional Middle Market Bookrunner each year from 2008 through 2012 for senior secured loans of up to $100 million for leveraged buyouts (according to Thomson Reuters LPC and internal data; based on number of deals). In 2012, Golub Capital was awarded the ACG New York Champion's Award for "Senior Lender Firm of the Year." and "Lender Firm of the Year" by the M&A Advisor. Golub Capital is a national firm with principal offices in Chicago and New York. 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.

SOURCE Golub Capital BDC, Inc.



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