NEW YORK, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KCAP Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq GS:KCAP) (the “Company”) announces its first quarter 2018 financial results.

Financial Highlights

  • Net investment income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 was approximately $2.5 million, or $0.07 per basic share, compared with approximately $3.2 million, or $0.09 per basic share in the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
  • Taxable distributable income for the quarter was $0.06 per basic share.
  • The Company declared a first quarter shareholder distribution of $0.10 per share.
  • At March 31, 2018, the fair value of KCAP's investments totaled approximately $282 million.
  • Net asset value per share of $4.85 as of March 31, 2018, compared with $4.87 at December 31, 2017.

Dayl Pearson, President and Chief Executive Officer of KCAP Financial, Inc., noted, “The first quarter saw us continue on the trajectory we articulated late in 2017. During the quarter, we put excess cash to work at KCAP and in our joint venture. In addition, our new Revolving Credit Facility, which closed in the first quarter, will give KCAP significant additional liquidity to continue to grow the investment portfolio.”

Operating Results

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, we reported total investment income of approximately $6.8 million as compared to approximately $7.8 million in the same period last year. Investment income from debt securities decreased to approximately $3.8 million from approximately $4.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. Investment income on CLO fund securities in the first quarter of 2018 decreased to $1.9 million from $3.1 million in 2017. We received a distribution from our Asset Manager Affiliates of $820,000 in the first quarter of 2018, $500,000 of which was a return of capital. The Asset Manager Affiliates distributed $650,000 in the first quarter of 2017, all of which was a return of capital.

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, total expenses were lower by approximately $191,000 as compared to the same period in 2017, primarily attributable to a decrease in interest expense partially offset by higher professional fees.
Net investment income for the first quarter of 2018 and 2017 was approximately $2.5 million and $3.2 million, or $0.07 and $0.09 per basic share, respectively. Net realized and unrealized gains on investments for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was approximately $318,000, compared to net realized and unrealized loss of approximately $2.8 million for the same period in 2017. 

Portfolio and Investment Activity

The fair value of our portfolio was approximately $282 million as of March 31, 2018. The composition of our investment portfolio at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 at cost and fair value was as follows:

  March 31, 2018 (unaudited)  December 31, 2017 
Security Type Cost/Amortized
 Fair Value  Cost/Amortized
 Fair Value 
Short-term investments² $9,905,719 $9,905,719 4  $77,300,320 $77,300,320 26 
Senior Secured Loan  56,195,353  52,989,838 18   48,337,900  44,960,146 14 
Junior Secured Loan  80,066,631  75,858,237 27   62,561,913  58,941,300 19 
Senior Unsecured Loan  35,777,283  35,777,283 13   12,777,283  12,777,283 4 
Senior Secured Bond  1,501,366  1,490,400 1   1,502,374  1,518,750 - 
CLO Fund Securities  61,300,443  40,768,620 14   72,339,032  51,678,673 17 
Equity Securities  10,571,007  4,478,280 2   10,571,007  4,414,684 1 
Asset Manager Affiliates³  52,091,230  38,663,000 14   52,591,230  38,849,000 12 
Joint Venture  24,914,858  21,767,376 7   24,914,858  21,516,000 7 
Total $332,323,890 $281,698,753 100% $362,895,917 $311,956,156 100%
¹  Represents percentage of total portfolio at fair value.
²  Includes money market accounts and U.S. treasury bills. 
³  Represents the equity investment in the Asset Manager Affiliates. 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At March 31, 2018, we had unrestricted cash and money market balances of approximately $11.8 million, total assets of approximately $291 million and stockholders' equity of approximately $181 million. Our net asset value per common share was $4.85. As of March 31, 2018, we had approximately $104.2 million (par value) of borrowings outstanding ($100.2 million net of capitalized costs) with a weighted average interest rate of approximately 6.1%.

Subject to prevailing market conditions, we intend to grow our portfolio of assets by raising additional capital, including through the prudent use of leverage available to us. As a result, we may seek to enter into new agreements with other lenders or into other financing arrangements as market conditions permit. Such financing arrangements may include a new secured and/or unsecured credit facility or the issuance of unsecured debt or preferred stock.


Generally, we seek to fund distributions to shareholders from current distributable earnings, primarily from net interest and dividend income generated by our investment portfolio and any distributions from our Asset Manager Affiliates. However, a portion of distributions paid to shareholders may be a return of capital. We announced a regular quarterly distribution of $0.10 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. The record date for this distribution was April 6, 2018 and the distribution was paid on April 27, 2018. An estimate of the tax attributes of distributions made on a quarterly basis may not be representative of the actual tax attributes of distributions for a full year. Tax characteristics of all distributions will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099-DIV after the end of the calendar year.

We have adopted a dividend reinvestment plan that provides for reinvestment of distributions in shares of our common stock, unless a stockholder elects to receive cash. As a result, if we declare a cash distribution, shareholders who have not "opted out" of our dividend reinvestment plan will have their cash distributions automatically reinvested in additional shares of our common stock, rather than receiving cash. For more information regarding our distributions, please refer to our 2017 annual financial report. Please contact your broker or other financial intermediary for more information regarding the dividend reinvestment plan.

Reduction in Asset Coverage Ratio Effective March 29, 2019

On March 29, 2018, our Board of Directors, including a “required majority” (as such term is defined in Section 57(o) of the 1940 Act) of the Board, approved the modified asset coverage requirements set forth in Section 61(a)(2) of the 1940 Act, as amended by the Small Business Credit Availability Act (the “SBCA”). As a result, our asset coverage requirements for senior securities will be changed from 200% to 150%, effective as of March 29, 2019.  However, pursuant to covenants in the indentures governing our 7.375% Notes Due 2019 and 6.125% Notes Due 2022 (together, the “Notes”), we are limited in our ability to make distributions if our asset coverage ratio is below 200% at the time we declare a distribution. As a result, despite the SBCA, we will continue to be prohibited by the indentures governing the Notes from making distributions on our common stock if our asset coverage ratio falls below 200%.

Conference Call and Webcast

We will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:00 am Eastern Time to discuss our first quarter 2018 financial results. Shareholders, prospective shareholders and analysts are welcome to listen to the call or attend the webcast.

The conference call dial-in number is (866) 757-5630. No password is required. A live audio webcast of the conference call can be accessed via the Internet, on a listen-only basis on our Company's website in the Investor Relations section under Events. The online archive of the webcast will be available after 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time for approximately 90 days.

A replay of this conference call will be available from 11:00 a.m. on May 3, 2018 until 11:00 a.m. on May 11, 2018. The dial in number for the replay is (855) 859-2056 and the conference ID is 8781447.

About KCAP Financial, Inc.

KCAP Financial, Inc. is a publicly traded, internally managed business development company. The Company's middle market investment business originates, structures, finances and manages a portfolio of term loans, mezzanine investments and selected equity securities in middle market companies. The Company's wholly owned portfolio companies, Trimaran Advisors, L.L.C. and Katonah Debt Advisors, L.L.C., manage collateralized debt obligation funds that invest in broadly syndicated corporate term loans, high-yield bonds and other credit instruments.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The matters discussed in this press release that are forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations that involve substantial risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. We generally identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may,'' "will,'' "should,'' "expects,'' "plans,'' "anticipates,'' "could,'' "intends,'' "target,'' "projects,'' "contemplates,'' "believes,'' "estimates,'' "predicts,'' "potential'' or "continue'' or the negative of these terms or other similar words. Further information about factors that could affect our financial and other results is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required to be reported under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  As of
March 31, 2018
 As of
December 31, 2017
Investments at fair value:       
Short-term investments (cost: 2018 - $9,905,719; 2017 - $77,300,320) $9,905,719  $77,300,320  
Debt securities (amortized cost: 2018 - $173,540,632; 2017 - $125,179,470)  166,115,758   118,197,479  
CLO Fund Securities managed by affiliates (amortized cost: 2018 - $56,154,414; 2017 - $67,212,139)  38,209,849   49,488,393  
CLO Fund Securities managed by non-affiliates (amortized cost: 2018 - $5,146,029; 2017 - $5,126,893)  2,558,771   2,190,280  
Equity securities (cost: 2018 - $10,571,007; 2017 - $10,571,007)  4,478,280   4,414,684  
Asset Manager Affiliates (cost: 2018 - $52,091,230; 2017 - $52,591,230)  38,663,000   38,849,000  
Joint Venture (cost: 2018 - $24,914,858; 2017 - $24,914,858)  21,767,376   21,516,000  
Total Investments at Fair Value (cost: 2018 - $332,323,890; 2017 - $362,895,917)  281,698,753   311,956,156  
Cash  1,933,851   2,034,095  
Restricted cash  3,146,354     
Interest receivable  1,446,129   1,051,271  
Receivable for open trades     2,993,750  
Due from affiliates  2,679,896   1,243,493  
Other assets  523,057   530,209  
Total Assets $291,428,040  $319,808,974  
6.125% Notes Due 2022 (net of offering costs of: 2018-$2,605,179; 2017 - $2,734,248) $74,802,021  $74,672,952  
7.375% Notes Due 2019 (net of offering costs of: 2018 - $49,743; 2017 - $259,635)  6,950,257   26,740,365  
KCAP Funding I, LLC Revolving Credit Facility (net of offering costs of: 2018 - $1,353,761)  18,473,983     
Payable for open trades  8,952,506   34,215,195  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  1,054,965   2,350,803  
Accrued interest payable  72,161     
Due to affiliates  120,060   25,083  
Total Liabilities  110,425,953   138,004,398  
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 100,000,000 common shares authorized; 37,522,657 issued, and 37,354,479 outstanding at March 31, 2018, and 37,507,402 issued, and 37,339,224 outstanding at December 31, 2017  373,545   373,392  
Capital in excess of par value  330,093,978   329,789,716  
Excess distribution of net investment income  (11,243,483)  (9,987,928) 
Accumulated net realized losses  (86,197,772)  (86,031,799) 
Net unrealized depreciation on investments  (52,024,181)  (52,338,805) 
Total Stockholders' Equity  181,002,087   181,804,576  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  291,428,040   319,808,974  

  Three Months Ended 
 March 31, 
  2018  2017  
Investment Income:      
 Interest from investments in debt securities$3,398,197  $4,406,373  
 Payment-in-kind investment income 362,937   148,805  
 Interest from cash and time deposits 49,205   15,906  
 Investment income on CLO Fund Securities managed by affiliates 1,833,667   2,974,558  
 Investment income on CLO Fund Securities managed by non-affiliates 99,361   118,111  
 Dividends from Asset Manager Affiliates 320,000     
 Investment income - Joint Venture 700,000     
 Capital structuring service fees 63,110   110,644  
    Total investment income 6,826,477   7,774,397  
 Interest and amortization of debt issuance costs 1,863,848   2,180,972  
 Compensation 1,207,337   1,225,735  
 Professional fees 714,410   549,281  
 Insurance 78,022   95,036  
 Administrative and other 502,118   505,234  
    Total expenses 4,365,735   4,556,258  
Net Investment Income 2,460,742   3,218,139  
Realized And Unrealized Gains (Losses) On Investments:      
 Net realized gains from investment transactions 3,101   43,938  
 Net change in unrealized (depreciation) appreciation on:      
    Debt securities (442,884)  1,202,017  
    Equity securities 63,596   (153,562) 
    CLO Fund Securities managed by affiliates (220,819)  (1,252,986) 
    CLO Fund Securities managed by non-affiliates 349,355   (65,994) 
    Asset Manager Affiliates investments 314,000   (2,606,000) 
    Joint Venture Investment 251,376     
    Total net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) 314,624   (2,876,525) 
 Net realized and unrealized appreciation (depreciation)  on investments 317,725   (2,832,587) 
Realized losses on extinguishments of Debt (169,074)    
Net Increase In Stockholders’ Equity Resulting From Operations$2,609,393  $385,552  
 Net Increase In Stockholders' Equity Resulting from Operations per Common Share:      
    Basic:$0.07  $0.01  
    Diluted:$0.07  $0.01  
 Net Investment Income Per Common Share:      
    Basic:$0.07  $0.09  
    Diluted:$0.07  $0.09  
 Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding—Basic 37,350,411   37,202,996  
 Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding—Diluted 37,350,411   37,202,996  


Ted Gilpin
(212) 455-8300

Source: KCAP Financial, Inc.
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