OFS Capital Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
OFS Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:OFS) ("OFS Capital," the "Company," "we," "us," or "our") today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.
We are actively monitoring our portfolio companies throughout this period of economic uncertainty including assessing portfolio companies' operational and liquidity outlook. In the second quarter, we had only one new loan placed on non-accrual status. With respect to our portfolio, at June 30, 2020, we had unfunded commitments of $4.3 million to two portfolio companies.
At June 30, 2020, our asset coverage ratio was 166% and we remained in compliance with all applicable financial covenant thresholds under our outstanding debt and our minimum asset coverage requirement under the 1940 Act.
We believe that we have diverse sources of funding. As of quarter end, we had approximately $31.8 million of cash. In addition, we had additional capacity on our revolving corporate credit line with Pacific Western Bank and senior loan facility with BNP Paribas, which are both subject to a borrowing base and other covenants. Our senior loan facility has no LIBOR floor and matures in 2024. At quarter end, we had approximately $153 million in unsecured bonds that mature in 2025 and beyond. In addition, we had approximately $134 million of SBA debentures.
"Given the challenging economic and public health impact of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that during the quarter our portfolio companies performed above our expectations," said Bilal Rashid, OFS Capital's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We anticipate that, as we begin to deploy capital into add-on and new investments and optimize our portfolio, our investment income will grow."
PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES
The total fair value of our investment portfolio was $435.8 million at June 30, 2020, which was equal to approximately 91% of amortized cost. As of June 30, 2020, the fair value of our debt investment portfolio totaled $361.4 million in 57 portfolio companies, of which 90% and 10% were senior secured loans and subordinated loans, respectively. As of June 30, 2020, we also held approximately $44.3 million in equity investments, at fair value, in 14 portfolio companies in which we also held debt investments, as well as eight portfolio companies in which we solely held an equity investment. As of June 30, 2020, our investment portfolio also included eight investments in structured finance notes with a fair value of $30.0 million. We had unfunded commitments of $4.3 million to two portfolio companies at June 30, 2020. As of June 30, 2020, floating rate loans as a percentage of fair value comprised 87% of our debt investment portfolio, with the remaining 13% in fixed rate loans.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
During the three months ended June 30, 2020, we recognized fee income of $0.3 million primarily due to prepayment fees. Syndication fees which are recognized when OFS Advisor sources, structures, and arranges the lending group, and for which we were additional compensation declined to $-0- for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $0.4 million in the first quarter of 2020.
Net Gain (Loss) on Investments
Our portfolio experienced net gains of $5.1 million in the second quarter primarily as a result of performance improvements and expansion of the companies' valuation multiples at Pfanstiehl Holdings, Inc. and Southern Technical Institute, LLC, which lifted the value of our equity investments in those companies a combined $7.9 million, as well the return of liquidity to the broadly syndicated loan market, which contributed to the improvement in the fair values of $9.0 million of our Structured Finance Note investments and our loan investments acquired in the broadly syndicated market. One measure of liquidity in the broadly syndicated loan market is the average bid-ask spread on the Refinitiv Market Overall (North America) Loan Index which narrowed to 1.98 points at June 30, 2020, from 3.41 points at March 31, 2020, but has not yet returned to its long-term historic average of 1.0. These net gains were partially offset by $7.5 million in net losses, principally on our debt and equity investments in Contract Datascan Holdings, Inc., TalentSmart Holdings, LLC and 3rd Rock Gaming Holding, LLC, as well as other portfolio companies as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Within our senior debt investments, we recognized net losses of $4.6 million during the three months ended June 30, 2020, primarily as a result of unrealized depreciation of $4.2 million and $0.9 million on our senior secured debt in 3rd Rock Gaming Holding, LLC and Talent Smart Holdings, LLC, respectively, offset by net unrealized appreciation of $1.5 million on the remaining senior secured debt investments. We also recognized net realized losses of $1.0 million due to the sale of approximately $25.2 million of loans at cost, for an average price of approximately 96% of par.
Within our subordinated debt investments, we recognized unrealized depreciation of $0.1 million during the three months ended June 30, 2020, primarily as a result of unrealized depreciation of $0.4 million on Contract Datascan Holdings, Inc., offset primarily by unrealized appreciation of $0.3 million on Southern Technical Institute, LLC.
Within our preferred equity investments, we recognized unrealized depreciation of $1.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, primarily as a result of unrealized depreciation of $1.4 million on Contract Datascan Series A units, offset by net unrealized appreciation of $0.4 million on the remaining preferred equity investments.
Within our common equity, warrants and other investments, we recognized unrealized appreciation of $6.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, primarily as a result of unrealized appreciation of $6.9 million on Pfanstiehl Holdings, Inc., offset by net unrealized depreciation of $0.6 million on our remaining common equity, warrant and other investments as a result of negative portfolio company-specific performance factors.
Within our Structured Finance Note investments, we recognized unrealized appreciation of $4.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, primarily due to the return of liquidity to the broadly syndicated loan market, which underlie these investments.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
At June 30, 2020, we had $31.8 million in cash, which includes cash of $22.7 million held by our wholly owned small business investment company, OFS SBIC I, LP ("SBIC I LP"). Our use of cash held by SBIC I LP is restricted by SBA regulation, including limitations on the amount of cash SBIC I LP can distribute to OFS Capital as parent company. As of June 30, 2020, we had an unused commitment of $78.9 million under our senior secured revolving credit facility with Pacific Western Bank, as well as an unused commitment of $119.4 million under our BNP revolving credit facility, both subject to a borrowing base and other covenants. Based on fair values and equity capital at June 30, 2020, we could access available lines of credit for $68 million and remain in compliance with 1940 Act asset coverage requirement.
At our request, on July 29, 2020, Pacific Western Bank executed an amendment to our business loan agreement in order to reduce the total commitment under the senior secured revolving credit facility from $100 million to $50 million. We expect to benefit from a reduction in the unused commitment fee of 0.50% on any unused portion of the total commitment over $15 million. As of July 29, 2020, we had cash on hand of approximately $23.3 million and, after giving effect to the reduction, an unused commitment of $36.2 million under our senior secured revolving credit facility with Pacific Western Bank, subject to a borrowing base and other covenants.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus as a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020 the United States declared a national emergency with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted global economic activity and caused significant volatility and negative pressure in financial markets. The global impact of the outbreak has been rapidly evolving and many countries, including the United States, have reacted by instituting quarantines, mandating business and school closures and restricting travel. Such actions have created, and may continue to create, disruption in global supply chains and adversely impact a number of industries. The outbreak could have a continued adverse impact on economic and market conditions on a global scale. The rapid development and fluidity of this situation precludes any prediction as to the ultimate adverse impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 pandemic presents material uncertainty and risks with respect to the underlying value of the Company's portfolio companies, the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, such as the potential negative impact to financing arrangements, increased costs of operations, changes in law and/or regulation, and uncertainty regarding government and regulatory policy. Further, the operational and financial performance of the portfolio companies in which the Company makes investments have been, and may continue to be, significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which in turn has, and may continue to have, an impact on the valuation of the Company's investments.
Accordingly, the Company cannot predict the extent to which its business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows will be affected at this time. The potential impact to the Company's results will depend to a large extent on future developments and new information that may emerge regarding the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the actions taken by authorities and other entities to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, all of which are beyond the Company's control.
OFS Capital will host a conference call to discuss these results on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Interested parties may participate in the call via the following:
INTERNET: Go to www.ofscapital.com at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. A replay will be available for 90 days on OFS Capital's website at www.ofscapital.com.
TELEPHONE: Dial (877) 510-7674 (Domestic) or (412) 902-4139 (International) approximately 15 minutes prior to the call. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through August 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time and may be accessed by calling (877) 344-7529 (Domestic) or (412) 317-0088 (International) and utilizing conference ID #10146677.
For more detailed discussion of the financial and other information included in this press release, please refer to OFS Capital's Form 10-Q for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020, which we expect to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission later today.
ABOUT OFS CAPITAL
The Company is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company. The Company's investment objective is to provide stockholders with both current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments and, to a lesser extent, equity investments. The Company invests primarily in privately held middle-market companies in the United States, including lower-middle-market companies, targeting investments of $3 to $20 million in companies with annual EBITDA between $3 million and $50 million. The Company offers flexible solutions through a variety of asset classes including senior secured loans, which includes first-lien, second-lien and unitranche loans, as well as subordinated loans and, to a lesser extent, warrants and other equity securities. The Company's investment activities are managed by OFS Capital Management, LLC, an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 19401, as amended, and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in New York and Los Angeles.
Statements in this press release regarding management's future expectations, beliefs, intentions, goals, strategies, plans or prospects, including statements relating to: OFS Capital's results of operations, including net investment income, net asset value and net investment gains and losses and the factors that may affect such results; the diversity of the Company's funding sources; the deployment of capital into add-on and new investments and the optimization of OFS's portfolio and the impact of such actions on the Company's investment income growth, when there can be no assurance that such efforts will improve investment income or that any such investments will be identified and consummated or that the portfolio will be optimized; the Company's expectations related to the reduction in the unused commitment fee for its revolving corporate credit line with Pacific Western Bank; the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows and those of its portfolio companies, including the Company's and its portfolio companies' ability to achieve their respective objectives; the effect of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's ability to continue to effectively manage its business and on the availability of equity and debt capital and the Company's use of borrowed money to finance a portion of its investments; and other factors may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor protection under applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "could increase the likelihood," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "is planned," "may," "should," "will," "will enable," "would be expected," "look forward," "may provide," "would" or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of those terms. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors including those risks, uncertainties and factors referred to in OFS Capital's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the section "Risk Factors," and in "Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Report in Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, as well as other documents that may be filed by OFS Capital from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. OFS Capital is providing the information in this press release as of this date and assumes no obligations to update the information included in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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