TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. (NYSE: TPVG) (the "Company," "TPVG," "we," "us," or "our"), the leading financing provider to venture growth stage companies backed by a select group of venture capital firms in technology and other high growth industries, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 and the declaration by its Board of Directors of its third quarter 2022 distribution of $0.36 per share.
Second Quarter 2022 Highlights
Year to Date 2022 Highlights
"Despite the volatile markets, the demand for our debt financing remains strong," said Jim Labe, chairman and chief executive officer of TPVG. "With our focus on high quality venture growth stage companies, we achieved several key objectives during the quarter including growing our portfolio to record levels, over-earning our dividend, and generating strong portfolio yields."
"Our portfolio companies further demonstrated their strong outlook during the first half of 2022, as they continued to complete capital raises, with $1.7 billion raised in the first half of 2022," said Sajal Srivastava, president and chief investment officer of the Company. "In this market, we continue to concentrate on maintaining the quality of our investment portfolio and deploying our capital in a disciplined manner to create long-term shareholder value."
PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY
During the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company entered into $259.9 million of new debt commitments with 17 portfolio companies, funded debt investments totaling $157.6 million to 20 portfolio companies, acquired warrants valued at $2.1 million in 16 portfolio companies and made equity investments of $0.7 million in four portfolio companies. Debt investments funded during the quarter carried a weighted average annualized portfolio yield of 13.6% at origination. During the quarter, the Company received $50.2 million of principal prepayments, $4.8 million of early repayments and $10.3 million of scheduled principal amortization. The weighted average annualized portfolio yield on total debt investments for the second quarter was 14.5%. The Company calculates weighted average portfolio yield as the annualized rate of the interest income recognized during the period divided by the average amortized cost of debt investments in the portfolio during the period. The return on average equity for the second quarter was 11.8%. The Company calculates return on average equity as the annualized rate of net investment income recognized during the period divided by the Company's average net asset value during the period.
As of June 30, 2022, the Company held debt investments in 56 portfolio companies, warrants in 95 portfolio companies and equity investments in 45 portfolio companies. The total cost and fair value of these investments were $880.3 million and $876.7 million, respectively.
Total portfolio investment activity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 was as follows:
SIGNED TERM SHEETS
During the three months ended June 30, 2022, TPC entered into $803.6 million of non-binding term sheets to venture growth stage companies. These opportunities are subject to underwriting conditions including, but not limited to, the completion of due diligence, negotiation of definitive documentation and investment committee approval, as well as compliance with TPC's allocation policy. Accordingly, there is no assurance that any or all of these transactions will be completed or assigned to the Company.
As of June 30, 2022, the Company's unfunded commitments totaled $334.2 million, of which $96.6 million was dependent upon portfolio companies reaching certain milestones. Of the $334.2 million of unfunded commitments, $100.2 million will expire during 2022 and $234.0 million will expire during or after 2023, if not drawn prior to expiration. Since these commitments may expire without being drawn, unfunded commitments do not necessarily represent future cash requirements or future earning assets for the Company.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Total investment and other income was $27.4 million for the second quarter of 2022, representing a weighted average annualized portfolio yield of 14.5% on total debt investments, as compared to $20.3 million and 13.9% for the second quarter of 2021. The increase in total investment and other income was primarily due to a greater weighted average principal amount outstanding on our income-bearing debt investment portfolio, higher investment yields and increased prepayment activity. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company's total investment and other income was $54.8 million, as compared to $40.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, representing a weighted average annualized portfolio yield on total debt investments of 15.0% and 13.6%, respectively.
Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2022 were $14.8 million as compared to $10.9 million for the second quarter of 2021. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2022 consisted of $6.1 million of interest expense and amortization of fees, $3.9 million of base management fees, $3.2 million of income incentive fees, $0.5 million of administration agreement expenses and $1.1 million of general and administrative expenses. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2021 consisted of $4.1 million of interest expense and amortization of fees, $3.1 million of base management fees, $2.4 million of income incentive fees, $0.5 million of administration agreement expenses and $0.8 million of general and administrative expenses. The Company's total operating expenses were $28.6 million and $22.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
For the second quarter of 2022, the Company recorded net investment income of $12.7 million, or $0.41 per share, as compared to $9.4 million, or $0.30 per share, for the second quarter of 2021. The increase in net investment income between periods was driven primarily by greater investment and other income. Net investment income for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was $26.2 million, or $0.84 per share, compared to $18.3 million, or $0.59 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
During the second quarter of 2022, the Company recognized net realized losses on investments of $0.7 million, resulting primarily from the write-off of a warrant investment. During the second quarter of 2021, the Company recorded $0.1 million of net realized gains on investments and $0.7 million of net realized loss on extinguishment of debt.
Net change in unrealized losses on investments for the second quarter of 2022 was $26.3 million, consisting of $16.8 million of net unrealized losses on our debt investment portfolio and $4.9 million of net unrealized losses on our warrant and equity portfolio resulting from fair value and mark-to-market adjustments, and $4.6 million of net unrealized losses from foreign currency adjustments. Net unrealized gains on investments for the second quarter of 2021 were $3.2 million, resulting primarily from fair value adjustments. The Company's net realized and unrealized losses were $34.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to net realized and unrealized gains of $5.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
The Company's net decrease in net assets resulting from operations for the second quarter of 2022 was $14.4 million, or $0.46 per share, as compared to a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $12.0 million, or $0.39 per share, for the second quarter of 2021. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company's net decrease in net assets resulting from operations was $8.7 million, or $0.28 per share, as compared to a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $23.8 million, or $0.77 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
The Company maintains a credit watch list with portfolio companies placed into one of five credit categories, with Clear, or 1, being the highest rating and Red, or 5, being the lowest. Generally, all new loans receive an initial grade of White, or 2, unless the portfolio company's credit quality meets the characteristics of another credit category.
As of June 30, 2022, the weighted average investment ranking of the Company's debt investment portfolio was 2.06, as compared to 2.02 at the end of the prior quarter. During the quarter ended June 30, 2022, portfolio company credit category changes, excluding fundings and repayments, consisted of the following: one portfolio company with a principal balance of $2.5 million was upgraded from Yellow (3) to White (2); two portfolio companies with a combined principal balance of $28.4 million were downgraded from White (2) to Yellow (3), and one portfolio company with a principal balance of $15.0 million was downgraded from White (2) to Red (5).
The following table shows the credit categories for the Company's debt investments at fair value as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021:
NET ASSET VALUE
As of June 30, 2022, the Company's net assets were $404.3 million, or $13.01 per share, as compared to $434.5 million, or $14.01 per share, as of December 31, 2021.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
As of June 30, 2022, the Company had total liquidity of $288.1 million, consisting of cash and cash equivalents of $43.1 million and available capacity under its Revolving Credit Facility of $245.0 million (which excludes an additional $50.0 million available under the Revolving Credit Facility's accordion feature), subject to existing advance rates, terms and covenants. The Company ended the quarter with a 1.24x leverage ratio, and an asset coverage ratio of 181%.
On July 27, 2022, the Company's board of directors declared a regular quarterly distribution of $0.36 per share for the third quarter of 2022, payable on September 30, 2022 to stockholders of record as of September 15, 2022. As of June 30, 2022, the Company had estimated spillover income of $14.3 million, or $0.46 per share.
Since June 30, 2022 and through August 2, 2022:
The Company will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, today, August 3, 2022, to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. To listen to the call, investors and analysts should dial (844) 826-3038 (domestic) or +1 (412) 317-5184 (international) and ask to join the TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. call. Please dial in at least five minutes before the scheduled start time. A replay of the call will be available through September 3, 2022, by dialing (877) 344-7529 (domestic) or +1 (412) 317-0088 (international) and entering conference ID 4801009. The conference call also will be available via a live audio webcast in the investor relations section of the Company's website, https://www.tpvg.com. An online archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for one year after the call.
ABOUT TRIPLEPOINT VENTURE GROWTH BDC CORP.
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. is an externally-managed business development company focused on providing customized debt financing with warrants and direct equity investments to venture growth stage companies in technology and other high growth industries backed by a select group of venture capital firms. The Company's sponsor, TriplePoint Capital, is a Sand Hill Road-based global investment platform which provides customized debt financing, leasing, direct equity investments and other complementary solutions to venture capital-backed companies in technology and other high growth industries at every stage of their development with unparalleled levels of creativity, flexibility and service. For more information about TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp., visit https://www.tpvg.com. For more information about TriplePoint Capital, visit https://www.triplepointcapital.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition or results and involve a number of substantial risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the Company's control. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "will," "may," "continue," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "would," "could," "should," "targets," "projects," and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual events, performance, condition or results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including as a result of changes in economic, market or other conditions, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Company's and its portfolio companies' results of operations and financial condition, and those factors described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect actual events and the Company's performance and financial results, including important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from plans, estimates or expectations included herein or discussed on the webcast/conference call, is or will be included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.