NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE: SAR) ("Saratoga Investment" or "the Company"), a business development company, today announced financial results for its 2013 fiscal fourth quarter and year end.
For the fiscal year ended February 28, 2013, Saratoga Investment reported net investment income of $7.0 million, or $1.71 on a weighted average per share basis, and net gain on investments of $7.6 million, or $1.84 on a weighted average per share basis, resulting in a net increase in net assets from operations of $14.6 million, or $3.55 on a weighted average per share basis. The $7.6 million net gain on investments was comprised of $7.6 million in net unrealized appreciation on investments.
Net asset value ("NAV") was $108.7 million as of February 28, 2013, an $11.3 million increase from NAV of $97.4 million as of February 29, 2012. NAV per share was $22.98 as of February 28, 2013 compared to $25.12 as of February 29, 2012. The decrease in NAV per share from February 29, 2012 was mostly due to the issuance of 853,455 shares of common stock and a payment of $3.3 million in cash in connection with the Company's $16.5 million stock and cash dividend declared on November 9, 2012.
For the quarter ended February 28, 2013, Saratoga Investment reported net investment income of $2.0 million, or $0.42 on a weighted average per share basis, and a net gain on investments of $3.8 million, or $0.81 on a weighted average per share basis, resulting in a net increase in net assets from operations of $5.8 million, or $1.23 on a weighted average per share basis. The $3.8 million net gain on investments was comprised of $3.8 million in net unrealized appreciation on investments.
"In fiscal year 2013, we continued to build on the financial strength and positive momentum established in 2012," said Christian L. Oberbeck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saratoga Investment. "We have increased significantly both the size and quality of our portfolio in 2013, investing almost twice the amount this year as compared to the year prior with a commensurate increase in the percentage of higher quality credits in the portfolio. Moreover, 2013 allowed us to develop plans to extend our capital resources in other ways which has come to fruition with our fixed-rate note issuance since fiscal year end. This additional liquidity will enable us to further grow our portfolio of investments in middle-market businesses. We continue to have a positive view of the demand for financing in the markets we address."
Portfolio and Investment Activity
As of February 28, 2013, the fair value of Saratoga Investment's portfolio was $155.1 million (excluding $12.2 million in cash and cash equivalents), principally invested in 28 portfolio companies and one collateralized loan obligation fund ("CLO"). The overall portfolio composition consisted of 54.0% of first lien term loans, 6.2% of second lien term loans, 15.0% of senior secured notes, 3.1% of unsecured notes, 5.2% of equity interests, and 16.5% of subordinated notes of a CLO.
During the fiscal year 2013, Saratoga Investment invested $71.6 million in new or existing portfolio companies and had $21.5 million in aggregate amount of exits and repayments, resulting in net investments of $50.1 million for the year. At the CLO, Saratoga Investment invested $41.7 million in new or existing portfolio companies and had $51.7 million of exits and repayments.
As of February 28, 2013, the weighted average current yield on Saratoga Investment's first lien term loans, second lien term loans, senior secured notes, unsecured notes and the CLO subordinated notes were 10.0%, 11.1%, 14.8%, 16.4%, and 27.1%, respectively, which resulted in an aggregate weighted average current yield of 14.0%.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of February 28, 2013, Saratoga Investment had $24.3 million in outstanding borrowings under its $45 million senior secured revolving credit facility with Madison Capital Funding LLC. At the same time, Saratoga Investment had $36.0 million outstanding of SBA debentures as well as an aggregate of $12.2 million in cash and cash equivalents.
With the $45 million credit facility and the up to $150 million borrowing capacity at the SBIC subsidiary, Saratoga Investment has a total of $195 million of borrowing capacity.
On May 10, 2013, Saratoga Investment closed an underwritten public offering of $42.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.50% fixed-rate notes due 2020. On May 17, 2013, the underwriters exercised their overallotment provision bringing the total amount of fixed-rate notes raised to $48.3 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of the outstanding indebtedness under its senior secured revolving credit facility and to fund new investment opportunities.
Given the size of the Company's asset base and its growing pipeline of attractive investments, the Company's board of directors believes that retaining its capital resources to further build and diversify its portfolio serves stockholders' interests best by better positioning the Company to generate current income and capital appreciation on an increasing scale in future periods. Therefore, the Company's board of directors determined in November 2012 to pay a 20% cash and 80% stock dividend with respect to a significant portion of the Company's taxable income for its 2013 fiscal year. This dividend maintains the Company's favorable regulated investment company tax status.
2013 Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year End Conference Call/Webcast Information
When: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
Call: Interested parties may participate by dialing (877) 312-9208 (U.S. and Canada) or (678) 224-7872 (outside U.S. and Canada).
A replay of the call will be available from 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 30, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 6, 2013 by dialing (800) 585-8367 (U.S. and Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (outside U.S. and Canada), passcode for both replay numbers: 80506150.
Webcast: Interested parties may also access a simultaneous webcast of the call by going to http://ir.saratogainvestmentcorp.com/events.cfm.
About Saratoga Investment Corp.
Saratoga Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company that provides customized financing solutions to U.S. middle-market businesses. The Company invests primarily in mezzanine debt, leveraged loans and, to a lesser extent, equity to provide financing for change of ownership transactions, strategic acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth initiatives in partnership with business owners, management teams and financial sponsors. Saratoga Investment Corp.'s objective is to create attractive risk-adjusted returns by generating current income and long-term capital appreciation from its debt and equity investments. Saratoga Investment Corp. has elected to be regulated as a business development company ("BDC") under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is externally-managed by Saratoga Investment Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor focusing on credit-driven strategies. Saratoga Investment Corp. owns an SBIC-licensed subsidiary and manages a $400 million Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) fund. It also owns 100% of the subordinated notes of the CLO. These diverse funding sources, combined with a permanent capital base, enable Saratoga Investment Corp. to offer a broad range of financing solutions.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors enumerated in this press release and the filings Saratoga Investment Corp. makes with the SEC. Saratoga Investment Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Contact: Richard Petrocelli
Saratoga Investment Corp.
Saratoga Investment Corp.
Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities
February 28, 2013
February 29, 2012
Investments at fair value
Non-control/non-affiliate investments (amortized cost of $130,465,086 and $73,161,722, respectively)
Control investments (cost of $18,944,966 and $23,540,517, respectively)
Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $149,410,052 and $96,702,239, respectively)
Cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents, reserve accounts
Outstanding interest rate cap at fair value (cost of $0 and $131,000, respectively)
Interest receivable, (net of reserve of $290,883 and $273,361, respectively)
Deferred credit facility financing costs, net
Management fee receivable
Receivable from unsettled trades
Revolving credit facility
SBA debentures payable
Payable for unsettled trades
Management and incentive fees payable
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Interest and credit facility fees payable
Due to manager
Common stock, par value $.001, 100,000,000 common shares
authorized, 4,730,116 and 3,876,661 common shares issued and outstanding, respectively
Capital in excess of par value
Distribution in excess of net investment income
Accumulated net realized loss from investments and derivatives
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments and derivatives
Total Net Assets
Total liabilities and Net Assets
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE
Saratoga Investment Corp.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the year
For the year
For the year
Interest from investments
Payment-in-kind interest income from Non-control/Non-affiliate investments
Total interest income
Interest from cash and cash equivalents
Management fee income
Total investment income
Interest and credit facility financing expenses
Base management fees
Incentive management fees
Directors fees and expenses
General & administrative
Expenses before expense waiver and reimbursement
Waiver of deferred incentive management fees
NET INVESTMENT INCOME
REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS:
Net realized gain (loss) from investments
Net realized loss from derivatives
Net unrealized appreciation on investments
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on derivatives
Net gain on investments
NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS
WEIGHTED AVERAGE - BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING - BASIC AND DILUTED
SOURCE Saratoga Investment Corp.
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