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PFLT PennantPark Floating Rate Capital

Filed: 5 May 21, 4:05pm

EXHIBIT 99.1

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PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. Announces Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021

NEW YORK, May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: PFLT) (TASE: PFLT) announced today financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021.

 
HIGHLIGHTS
Quarter ended March 31, 2021
($ in millions, except per share amounts)
 
Assets and Liabilities:   
Investment portfolio (1)$1,069.1 
PSSL investment portfolio$485.1 
Net assets$493.0 
GAAP net asset value per share$12.71 
Quarterly increase GAAP net asset value per share 0.1%
Adjusted net asset value per share (2)$12.60 
Quarterly increase in adjusted net asset value per share (2) 2.3%
   
Credit Facility$146.2 
2023 Notes$114.2 
2026 Notes$96.9 
2031 Asset-Backed Debt$225.2 
Regulatory Debt to Equity 1.21x 
Regulatory Net Debt to Equity (3) 1.08x 
GAAP Net Debt to Equity (4) 1.05x 
    
Yield on debt investments at quarter-end 7.6%


Operating Results:   
Net investment income$9.9 
Net investment income per share$0.26 
Distributions declared per share$0.285 
    
PFLT Portfolio Activity:   
Purchases of investments$160.2 
Sales and repayments of investments$172.1 
    
Number of new portfolio companies invested 4 
Number of existing portfolio companies invested 17 
Number of ending portfolio companies 100 
    
PSSL Portfolio Activity:   
Purchases of investments$128.7 
Sales and repayments of investments$29.6 

(1) Includes investments in PennantPark Senior Secured Loan Fund I LLC, or PSSL, an unconsolidated joint venture, totaling $172.0 million, at fair value.
(2) This is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company believes that this number provides useful information to investors and management because it reflects the Company’s financial performance excluding the impact of the $4.3 million unrealized loss on our multi-currency senior secured revolving credit facility, as amended and restated, with Truist Bank (formerly SunTrust Bank) and other lenders, or the Credit Facility, and our 4.3% Series A notes due 2023, or the 2023 Notes. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.
(3) This is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company believes that this number provides useful information to investors and management because it reflects the Company’s financial performance net of $66.6 million of cash and cash equivalents. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.
(4) This is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company believes that this number provides useful information to investors and management because it reflects the Company’s financial performance including the impact of the $4.3 million unrealized loss on the Credit Facility and the 2023 Notes net of $66.6 million of cash and cash equivalents. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

CONFERENCE CALL AT 9:00 A.M. ET ON MAY 6, 2021

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (“we,” “our,” “us” or the “Company”) will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to discuss its financial results. All interested parties are welcome to participate. You can access the conference call by dialing toll-free (866) 548-4713 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (323) 794-2093. All callers should reference conference ID #5638110 or PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. An archived replay of the call will be available through May 20, 2021 by calling toll-free (888) 203-1112. International callers please dial (719) 457-0820. For all phone replays, please reference conference ID #5638110.

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

“We are pleased with the strong performance of our portfolio this past quarter including our increase in net asset value,” said Arthur Penn, Chairman and CEO. “Our PSSL joint venture saw significant growth. We believe that the combination of a growing PSSL, the rotation of equity positions into yield generating debt instruments and a growing, more optimized PFLT balance sheet should position the Company well for increased income over time.”

As of March 31, 2021, our portfolio totaled $1,069.1 million and consisted of $916.0 million of first lien secured debt (including $126.5 million in PSSL), $30.2 million of second lien secured debt and $123.0 million of preferred and common equity (including $45.5 million in PSSL). Our debt portfolio consisted of 98% variable-rate investments. As of March 31, 2021, we had two portfolio companies on non-accrual, representing 3.1% and 2.3% of our overall portfolio on a cost and fair value basis, respectively. Overall, the portfolio had net unrealized appreciation of $4.7 million. Our overall portfolio consisted of 100 companies with an average investment size of $10.7 million, had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.6%, and was invested 86% in first lien secured debt (including 12% in PSSL), 3% in second lien secured debt and 11% in preferred and common equity (including 4% in PSSL). As of March 31, 2021, 97% of the investments held by PSSL were first lien secured debt.

As of September 30, 2020, our portfolio totaled $1,086.9 million, which consisted of $968.6 million of first lien secured debt (including $125.4 million in PSSL), $29.9 million of second lien secured debt and $88.4 million of preferred and common equity (including $39.9 million in PSSL). Our debt portfolio consisted of 99% variable-rate investments. As of September 30, 2020, we had three portfolio companies on non-accrual, representing 2.1% and 1.8% of our overall portfolio on a cost and fair value basis, respectively. Overall, the portfolio had net unrealized depreciation of $29.9 million. Our overall portfolio consisted of 102 companies with an average investment size of $10.7 million, had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.3%, and was invested 89% in first lien secured debt (including 12% in PSSL), 3% in second lien secured debt and 8% in preferred and common equity (including 4% in PSSL). As of September 30, 2020, 97% of the investments held by PSSL were first lien secured debt.

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we invested $160.2 million in four new and 17 existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.4%. Sales and repayments of investments for the three months ended March 31, 2021 totaled $172.1 million. For the six months ended March 31, 2021, we invested $227.2 million in nine new and 34 existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.4%. Sales and repayments of investments for the six months ended March 31, 2021 totaled $281.7 million.

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, we invested $167.5 million in seven new and 37 existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.5%. Sales and repayments of investments for the three months ended March 31, 2020 totaled $99.4 million. For the six months ended March 31, 2020, we invested $407.0 million in 17 new and 68 existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 8.0%. Sales and repayments of investments for the six months ended March 31, 2020 totaled $243.1 million.

PennantPark Senior Secured Loan Fund I LLC

As of March 31, 2021, PSSL’s portfolio totaled $485.1 million, consisted of 64 companies with an average investment size of $7.6 million and had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.2%. As of September 30, 2020, PSSL’s portfolio totaled $393.0 million, consisted of 45 companies with an average investment size of $8.7 million and had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 6.8%.

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, PSSL invested $128.7 million (including $125.2 million purchased from the Company) in 24 new and six existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.3%. Sales and repayments of investments for the three months ended March 31, 2021 totaled $29.6 million. For the six months ended March 31, 2021, PSSL invested $144.1 million (including $125.2 million purchased from the Company) in 24 new and 11 existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.4%. Sales and repayments of investments for the six months ended March 31, 2021 totaled $60.2 million.

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, PSSL invested $17.9 million (including $17.8 million purchased from the Company) in three new and one existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.4%. Sales and repayments of investments for the three months ended March 31, 2020 totaled $7.9 million. For the six months ended March 31, 2020, PSSL invested $87.1 million (including $86.7 million purchased from the Company) in 11 new and two existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.4%. Sales and repayments of investments for the six months ended March 31, 2020 totaled $74.3 million.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Set forth below are the results of operations for the three and six months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

Investment Income

Investment income for the three and six months ended March 31, 2021 was $19.4 million and $40.2 million, respectively, which was attributable to $16.6 million and $35.3 million from first lien secured debt and $2.9 million and $4.9 million from other investments, respectively. This compares to investment income for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020, which was $26.3 million and $51.0 million, respectively, and was attributable to $24.1 million and $46.5 million from first lien secured debt and $2.2 million and $4.5 million from other investments, respectively. The decrease in investment income compared to the same periods in the prior year was primarily due to a decrease in the size of our portfolio and the London Interbank Offered Rate..

Expenses

Expenses for the three and six months ended March 31, 2021 totaled $9.5 million and $20.1 million, respectively. Base management fee for the same periods totaled $2.6 million and $5.3 million, incentive fee totaled $1.3 million and $3.1 million, debt related interest and expenses totaled $4.8 million and $10.1 million and general and administrative expenses totaled $0.7 million and $1.4 million, respectively. This compares to expenses for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020 which totaled $14.6 million and $28.1 million, respectively. Base management fee for the same periods totaled $2.9 million and $5.8 million, incentive fee totaled $2.9 million and $5.3 million, debt related interest and expenses totaled $7.6 million and $14.9 million and general and administrative expenses totaled $1.0 million and $1.9 million, respectively. The decrease in expenses for the three and six months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the same periods in the prior year was primarily due to a decrease in management fees, incentive fees and debt related interest and expenses.

Net Investment Income

Net investment income totaled $9.9 million and $20.0 million, or $0.26 and $0.52 per share, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2021, respectively. Net investment income totaled $11.7 million and $22.9 million, or $0.30 and $0.59 per share, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020, respectively.

Net Realized Gains or Losses

Sales and repayments of investments for the three and six months ended March 31, 2021 totaled $172.1 million and $281.7 million, respectively, and net realized gains (losses) totaled $0.5 million and ($2.3) million, respectively. Sales and repayments of investments for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020 totaled $99.4 million and $243.1 million, respectively, and net realized losses totaled $1.6 million and $0.6 million, respectively. The change in realized gains/losses was primarily due to changes in the market conditions of our investments and the values at which they were realized.

Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation on Investments, the Credit Facility and the 2023 Notes

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2021, we reported net change in unrealized appreciation on investments of $11.8 million and $34.6 million, respectively. For the three and six months ended March 31, 2020, we reported net change in unrealized depreciation on investments of $64.8 million and $68.3 million, respectively. As of March 31, 2021 and September 30, 2020, our net unrealized depreciation on investments totaled $4.7 million and $29.9 million, respectively. The net change in unrealized appreciation on our investments compared to the same period in the prior year was primarily due to unrealized gains in our equity co-investment program, including ITC Rumba, LLC (Cano Health, LLC).

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2021, the Credit Facility and the 2023 Notes had a net change in unrealized appreciation of $10.5 million and $14.5 million, respectively. For the three and six months ended March 31, 2020, the Credit Facility and the 2023 Notes had a net change in unrealized depreciation of $33.5 million and $34.9 million, respectively. As of March 31, 2021 and September 30, 2020, the net unrealized depreciation on the Credit Facility and the 2023 Notes totaled $4.3 million and $18.8 million, respectively. The net change in net unrealized depreciation compared to the same period in the prior year was primarily due to changes in the capital markets.

Net Change in Net Assets Resulting from Operations

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations totaled $11.7 million and $37.8 million, or $0.30 and $0.98 per share, respectively, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2021. This compares to a net decrease in net assets resulting from operations of $21.1 million and $11.1 million, or $0.54 and $0.29 per share, respectively, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in the net change in net assets from operations for the three and six months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the same periods in the prior year was primarily due to unrealized gains in our equity co-investment program, including ITC Rumba, LLC (Cano Health, LLC).

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Our liquidity and capital resources are derived primarily from proceeds of securities offerings, debt capital and cash flows from operations, including investment sales and repayments, and income earned. Our primary use of funds from operations includes investments in portfolio companies and payments of fees and other operating expenses we incur. We have used, and expect to continue to use, our debt capital, proceeds from the rotation of our portfolio and proceeds from public and private offerings of securities to finance our investment objectives. For more information on how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact our ability to comply with the covenants of the Credit Facility, see our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, including “Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – COVID-19 Developments”.

The annualized weighted average cost of debt for the six months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, inclusive of the fee on the undrawn commitment on the Credit Facility, amendment costs and debt issuance costs, was 3.4% and 4.1%, respectively. As of March 31, 2021 and September 30, 2020, we had $253.1 million and $211.4 million of unused borrowing capacity under the Credit Facility, respectively, subject to leverage and borrowing base restrictions.

As of March 31, 2021 and September 30, 2020, our wholly owned subsidiary, PennantPark Floating Rate Funding I, LLC, borrowed $146.9 million and $308.6 million under the Credit Facility, respectively. The Credit Facility had a weighted average interest rate of 2.2% and 2.2%, exclusive of the fee on undrawn commitments as of March 31, 2021 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

As of March 31, 2021 and September 30, 2020, we had cash equivalents of $66.6 million and $57.5 million, respectively, available for investing and general corporate purposes. We believe our liquidity and capital resources are sufficient to take advantage of market opportunities.

Our operating activities provided cash of $117.8 million for the six months ended March 31, 2021, and our financing activities used cash of $107.7 million for the same period. Our operating activities provided cash primarily from our investment activities and our financing activities used cash primarily to pay down our Credit Facility, partially offset by the 2026 Notes issuance.

Our operating activities used cash of $158.9 million for the six months ended March 31, 2020, and our financing activities provided cash of $125.9 million for the same period. Our operating activities used cash primarily for our investment activities and our financing activities provided cash primarily from draws on our Credit Facility, partially offset by distributions paid to stockholders.

DISTRIBUTIONS

During the three and six months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we declared distributions of $0.285 and $0.57 per share, respectively, for total distributions of $11.1 and $22.1 million, respectively. We monitor available net investment income to determine if a return of capital for tax purposes may occur for the fiscal year. To the extent our taxable earnings fall below the total amount of our distributions for any given fiscal year, stockholders will be notified of the portion of those distributions deemed to be a tax return of capital. Tax characteristics of all distributions will be reported to stockholders subject to information reporting on Form 1099-DIV after the end of each calendar year and in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC.

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

The Company makes available on its website its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, and stockholders may find such report on its website at www.pennantpark.com.  

 
PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
 
  March 31, 2021  September 30, 2020 
  (unaudited)     
Assets        
Investments at fair value        
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (cost—$835,250,686 and $915,874,757, respectively) $866,861,275  $910,552,309 
Non-controlled, affiliated investments (cost—$26,156,024 and $21,964,181, respectively)  6,841,460   11,086,834 
Controlled, affiliated investments (cost—$203,046,955 and $179,112,500, respectively)  195,434,406   165,289,324 
Total of investments (cost—$1,064,453,665 and $1,116,951,438, respectively)  1,069,137,141   1,086,928,467 
Cash and cash equivalents (cost—$66,572,341 and $57,534,421, respectively)  66,572,811   57,511,928 
Interest receivable  2,818,433   3,673,502 
Prepaid expenses and other assets     173,318 
Total assets  1,138,528,385   1,148,287,215 
Liabilities        
Distributions payable  3,683,347   3,683,347 
Payable for investments purchased  50,469,362   3,800,000 
Credit Facility payable, at fair value (cost—$146,900,000 and $308,598,500, respectively)  146,205,500   299,047,275 
2023 Notes payable, at fair value (par—$117,792,879 and $138,579,858, respectively)  114,200,197   129,295,008 
2026 Notes payable, net (par—$100,000,000)  96,856,485    
2031 Asset-Backed Debt, net (par—$228,000,000)  225,181,755   224,866,334 
Interest payable on debt  3,026,964   3,601,479 
Base management fee payable  2,633,715   2,776,477 
Performance-based incentive fee payable  1,302,025   2,071,622 
Accrued other expenses  1,994,792   1,875,281 
Total liabilities  645,554,142   671,016,823 
Commitments and contingencies        
Net assets        
Common stock, 38,772,074 shares issued and outstanding Par value $0.001 per share and 100,000,000
shares authorized
  38,772   38,772 
Paid-in capital in excess of par value  538,151,528   538,151,528 
Accumulated distributable net loss  (45,216,057)  (60,919,908)
Total net assets $492,974,243  $477,270,392 
Total liabilities and net assets $1,138,528,385  $1,148,287,215 
Net asset value per share $12.71  $12.31 


 
PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended March 31,  Six Months Ended March 31, 
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
Investment income:                
From non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:                
Interest $13,724,538  $20,307,380  $29,025,969  $39,217,274 
Other income  490,763   1,140,500   1,372,548   1,913,603 
From non-controlled, affiliated investments:                
Interest  183,438   233,772   279,900   459,125 
Other income  102,263      122,570    
From controlled, affiliated investments:                
Interest  2,659,019   3,069,785   5,321,895   6,225,109 
Dividend  2,275,000   1,575,000   3,850,000   3,150,000 
Other income        195,630    
Total investment income  19,435,021   26,326,437   40,168,512   50,965,111 
Expenses:                
Base management fee  2,633,715   2,948,941   5,349,887   5,779,100 
Performance-based incentive fee  1,302,025   2,937,024   3,063,899   5,252,859 
Interest and expenses on debt  4,781,114   7,626,550   10,122,455   14,933,814 
Administrative services expenses  300,000   350,000   600,000   700,000 
Other general and administrative expenses  400,000   616,077   800,000   1,232,153 
Expenses before provision for taxes:  9,416,854   14,478,592   19,936,241   27,897,926 
Provision for taxes  100,000   100,000   200,000   200,000 
Total expenses  9,516,854   14,578,592   20,136,241   28,097,926 
Net investment income  9,918,167   11,747,845   20,032,271   22,867,185 
Realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments and debt:                
Net realized gain (loss) on investments:                
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments  473,661   (1,599,285)  (1,234,038)  (586,972)
Non-controlled and controlled, affiliated investments        (1,052,048)   
Net realized gain (loss) on investments  473,661   (1,599,285)  (2,286,086)  (586,972)
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on:                
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments  12,150,548   (40,004,484)  34,687,828   (37,625,126)
Controlled and non-controlled, affiliated investments  (333,952)  (24,782,772)  (81,186)  (30,682,477)
Debt (appreciation) depreciation  (10,535,079)  33,537,647   (14,548,894)  34,899,235 
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments and debt  1,281,517   (31,249,609)  20,057,748   (33,408,368)
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) from investments and debt  1,755,178   (32,848,894)  17,771,662   (33,995,340)
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $11,673,345  $(21,101,049) $37,803,933  $(11,128,155)
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per common share $0.30  $(0.54) $0.98  $(0.29)
Net investment income per common share $0.26  $0.30  $0.52  $0.59 

ABOUT PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD.

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. is a business development company which primarily invests in U.S. middle-market companies in the form of floating rate senior secured loans, including first lien secured debt, second lien secured debt and subordinated debt. From time to time, the Company may also invest in equity investments. PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. is managed by PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC.

ABOUT PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT ADVISERS, LLC

PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC is a leading middle-market credit platform, managing $4.7 billion of investable capital, including potential leverage. Since its inception in 2007, PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC has provided investors access to middle-market credit by offering private equity firms and their portfolio companies as well as other middle-market borrowers a comprehensive range of creative and flexible financing solutions. PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC is headquartered in New York and has offices in Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You should understand that under Section 27A(b)(2)(B) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E(b)(2)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 do not apply to forward-looking statements made in periodic reports we file under the Exchange Act. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release are forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as changes in the economy and risks associated with possible disruption in the Company’s operations or the economy generally due to terrorism, natural disasters or pandemics such as COVID-19. PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. You should not place undue influence on such forward-looking statements as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made.

We may use words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “seeks,” “plans,” “estimates” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations.

CONTACT: Aviv Efrat
PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.
(212) 905-1000
www.pennantpark.com