BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results Including Net Investment Income of $0.37 Per Share; Declares Third Quarter 2022 Dividend of $0.30 Per Share; 41 Consecutive Quarters of Dividend Coverage
BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. ("we," "us," "our," "TCPC" or the "Company"), a business development company (NASDAQ: TCPC), today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 and filed its Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
"We selectively invested in a range of compelling opportunities in the second quarter, deploying capital on favorable terms while maintaining discipline and strong credit quality," said Rajneesh Vig, BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. Chairman and CEO. "Although the economic backdrop is uncertain, we capitalized on our team's deep expertise in middle market lending, along with the power of the BlackRock platform, to further build our diverse portfolio with investments in resilient and less cyclical businesses to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns for our shareholders."
PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY
As of June 30, 2022, our investment portfolio consisted of debt and equity positions in 122 portfolio companies with a total fair value of approximately $1.8 billion, 88.6% of which was senior secured debt. 74.1% of the total portfolio was first lien. Equity positions, which include equity interests in diversified portfolios of debt and lease assets, represented approximately 11.2% of the portfolio. 95.0% of our debt investments were floating rate, 89.5% of which had interest rate floors.
As of June 30, 2022, the weighted average annual effective yield of our debt portfolio was approximately 9.8%(1) and the weighted average annual effective yield of our total portfolio was approximately 9.2%, compared with 9.1% and 8.7%, respectively, as of March 31, 2022. Debt investments in two portfolio companies were on non-accrual status as of June 30, 2022, representing 0.3% of the portfolio at fair value and 0.5% at cost.
During the three months ended June 30, 2022, we invested approximately $102.7 million, primarily in 9 investments, comprised of 6 new and 3 existing portfolio companies. Of these investments, $100.3 million, or 97.7% of total acquisitions, were in senior secured loans and $0.7 million, or 0.7% of total acquisitions were in unsecured notes, the remaining $1.7 million, or 1.6% of total acquisitions, was comprised primarily of equity investments. Additionally, we received approximately $82.2 million in proceeds from sales or repayments of investments during the three months ended June 30, 2022. New investments during the quarter had a weighted average effective yield of 8.9%. Investments we exited had a weighted average effective yield of 8.8%. We expect to continue to invest in senior secured loans, bonds and subordinated debt, as well as select equity investments, to obtain a high level of current income, with an emphasis on principal protection.
As of June 30, 2022, total assets were $1.9 billion, net assets were $807.0 million and net asset value per share was $13.97, as compared to $1.9 billion, $824.5 million, and $14.27 per share, respectively, as of March 31, 2022.
CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Total investment income for the three months ended June 30, 2022 was approximately $44.0 million, or $0.76 per share. Investment income for the three months ended June 30, 2022 included $0.03 per share from prepayment premiums and related accelerated original issue discount and exit fee amortization, $0.04 per share from recurring original issue discount and exit fee amortization, $0.03 per share from interest income paid in kind, and $0.05 per share of dividend income. This reflects our policy of recording interest income, adjusted for amortization of premiums and discounts, on an accrual basis. Origination, structuring, closing, commitment, and similar upfront fees received in connection with the outlay of capital are generally amortized into interest income over the life of the respective debt investment.
Total operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were approximately $22.7 million, or $0.39 per share, including interest and other debt expenses of $9.4 million, or $0.16 per share, and incentive compensation from net investment income of $4.5 million, or $0.08 per share. Excluding incentive compensation, interest and other debt expenses, annualized second quarter expenses were 4.3% of average net assets.
Net investment income for the three months ended June 30, 2022 was approximately $21.3 million, or $0.37 per share. Net realized losses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were $18.4 million, or $0.32 per share. Net realized losses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were primarily driven by a $13.8 million loss from the restructuring of our investment in Fishbowl, a $13.3 million loss from the restructuring of our investment in Avanti, partially offset by an $11.0 million gain from the exit of our debt investment in CORE Entertainment. Net unrealized losses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were $3.0 million, or $0.05 per share. The change in net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) for the three months ended June 30, 2022 was primarily driven by an $11.2 million reversal of previously recognized unrealized gains from the disposition of our investment in CORE Entertainment, $4.7 million in unrealized losses from Autoalert, as well as overall unrealized losses across the portfolio from widening market spreads, partially offset by $14.8 million reversal of previously recognized unrealized losses from the restructuring of our investment in Fishbowl, $13.2 million reversal of previously recognized unrealized losses from the restructuring of our investment in Avanti and $6.7 million in unrealized gains on Edmentum. Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations for the three months ended June 30, 2022 was $0.1 million, or $0.00 per share.
(1) Weighted average annual effective yield includes amortization of deferred debt origination and end-of-term fees and accretion of original issue discount, but excludes market discount and any prepayment and make-whole fee income. The weighted average effective yield on our debt portfolio excludes any debt investments that are distressed or on non-accrual status.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
As of June 30, 2022, available liquidity was approximately $236.9 million, comprised of approximately $187.3 million in available capacity under our leverage program, $49.4 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $0.2 million in net outstanding settlements of investments sold.
The combined weighted-average interest rate on debt outstanding at June 30, 2022 was 3.19%.
Total debt outstanding at June 30, 2022 was as follows:
On July 28, 2022, our board of directors re-approved our stock repurchase plan to acquire up to $50.0 million in the aggregate of our common stock at prices at certain thresholds below our net asset value per share, in accordance with the guidelines specified in Rule 10b-18 and Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. During the three months ended June 30, 2022, no shares were repurchased.
On August 3, 2022, our board of directors declared a third quarter dividend of $0.30 per share payable on September 30, 2022 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 16, 2022.
CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST
BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results. All interested parties are invited to participate in the conference call by dialing (844) 200-6205; international callers should dial (929) 526-1599. All participants should reference the access code 211791. For a slide presentation that we intend to refer to on the earnings conference call, please visit the Investor Relations section of our website (www.tcpcapital.com) and click on the Second Quarter 2022 Investor Presentation under Events and Presentations. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously in the investor relations section of our website at http://investors.tcpcapital.com/. An archived replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the live call, through August 10, 2022. For the replay, please visit https://investors.tcpcapital.com/events-and-presentations or dial (866) 813-9403. For international replay, please dial (929) 458-6194. For all replays, please reference access code 302835.
ABOUT BLACKROCK TCP CAPITAL CORP.
BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCPC) is a specialty finance company focused on direct lending to middle-market companies as well as small businesses. TCPC lends primarily to companies with established market positions, strong regional or national operations, differentiated products and services and sustainable competitive advantages, investing across industries in which it has significant knowledge and expertise. TCPC's investment objective is to achieve high total returns through current income and capital appreciation, with an emphasis on principal protection. TCPC is a publicly-traded business development company, or BDC, regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is externally managed by its advisor, a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. For more information, visit www.tcpcapital.com.
Prospective investors considering an investment in BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. should consider the investment objectives, risks and expenses of the company carefully before investing. This information and other information about the company are available in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Copies are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the company's website at www.tcpcapital.com. Prospective investors should read these materials carefully before investing.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management of the company at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation, changes in general economic conditions or changes in the conditions of the industries in which the company makes investments, risks associated with the availability and terms of financing, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, and regulatory changes. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements are included in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and the company's subsequent periodic filings with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the company's website at www.tcpcapital.com. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and are subject to change without notice. The company has no duty and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements based on the occurrence of future events, the receipt of new information, or otherwise.