TCPC BlackRock TCP Capital

Katie McGlynn Investor Relations
Howard Levkowitz Chairman & CEO
Paul Davis Chief Financial Officer
Raj Vig President and COO
Devin Ryan JMP Securities
Robert Dodd Raymond James
Finian O'Shea Wells Fargo Securities
David Miyazaki Confluence Investment
Ryan Lynch KBW
Christopher Nolan Ladenburg Tallman
Chris Kotowski Oppenheimer & Company
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Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Welcome, everyone, to BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.'s Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. Today's conference call is being recorded for replay purposes.

During the presentation all participants will be in a listen-only mode. A question and answer session will follow the company’s formal remarks. I McGlynn, to Capital Director now over the Corp. And Katie to of Instructions] would turn like call [Operator BlackRock TCP Global team. Investor Relations may you begin. Katy,

Katie McGlynn

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Howard Levkowitz

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Paul Davis

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Howard Levkowitz

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[Operator JMP Securities. will come from first Ryan Instructions] from question Our Devin

Your line open. is

Devin Ryan

First to size the past and of And capital the but question, just I you been appreciate expand you're and potential the seeing that steady the XXXX. broadly, has in to detail portfolio portfolio all given to markets the that opportunity kind grow provided, guys love maybe think Obviously, more just size the about of fairly strong the of kind couple years. expand what backdrop absolute here? for or expectations

Howard Levkowitz

the Thanks question. for Sure.

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Devin Ryan

Appreciate that.

here. I that's follow-up So the guess

about can you've conditions great. been obviously, strong which hearing borrowers, is Just challenges deploying a very of more terms the it for create obviously, in But backdrop, capital.

right bit kind just most of or very given So frothy on thoughts in love like a kind broadly, kind granularity just what I'd you people more valued risk just -- I around markets? more are positive or love you I'd And guys where a now to think even in the get of some seeing being some say little is you seeing just rewards feel of we're how to the are there. get been risk that market? what's attractive So guys a

Raj Vig

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such a those quite of of activity as activity care, Some health software services. seeing in in ongoing bit industries, you're and

the assets, would not a in, services seen services. risk but I pickup say, portfolio, We across financial have financial financial

to There clearly spike lot of approach been that been of up The are in COVID different that pick a in the you've lot source selective doesn't the pricing. those, of areas a and taken has areas and opportunities the on since to March we've seen be tightening best and strong, been to is QX we've a that. always and would I some those to try the so focusing from rates very the pipeline on And deployment reflect from say has on change.

I our secured think we of in first remain structures, predominantly lien. defensive terms

have been some that has efforts thankful helpful in -- are of the real very We we've the covenants we of the portfolio in had XXXX. defensive through more tough sort

but we're areas long-winded us. a on I on. just focused of It's for good, we bridge areas worked that we like it way there will feels The for And the that performance, far and too maybe lot focusing asking of on, are a people saying, keep been things it's the that's has is pass strong. think, pipeline are a where So to and going okay.

Devin Ryan

No, really year well. on the the have as appreciate a made you really leave but I Yes. and color. progress nice the of it I'll liability the all end side there, congrats guys on


next Robert James. Dodd Our question comes Raymond from from

Your line open. is

Robert Dodd

on a very Congratulations NAV year. exactly earnings in performance tough the

QX, if it's piece $X.XX elevated there's it's year. mean, so year. can market If any So kind else. course anything income the you obviously, prepaid, question. payment actually muted I the activity has been back very is far, to quite year, given be expect on not going of tie Paul, appealing and feel Or to on February think, a rotation? that to normal I this borrowers of of And realize given it's in to it's terms think do right muted more kind over that? right? Obviously, portfolio this I pretty now fee of you XXXX obviously of or in was how -- be -- But this do kind environment. I Devin's quarter-to-quarter. year, prepayment the normal, On low than said prepayment to I'm the predict hard

Paul Davis

from Yes. hear question, Robert, you. thanks the good to for and

seen know the how think lot. is normal I anymore. define first to -- We've a would word what don't I I

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Howard Levkowitz

one to what Robert, Raj I'll said. add Howard. it's And thing just

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provide to little bit just So a information. more

Robert Dodd

appreciate I that.

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Paul Davis

the right with the pleased side of balance very sheet. We're

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Robert Dodd

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Paul Davis

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Finian from Fargo from comes Wells question next Our O'Shea Securities.

Your open. line is

Finian O’Shea

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Paul Davis

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Finian O'Shea

structure are to you the document the today. for Howard then LIBOR? away account for do loan transition from And you making the ones How

Howard Levkowitz

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Investment. next Our from David Confluence Miyazaki question comes from

open. Your line is

David Miyazaki

appreciate the I you have XXXX. that way And navigated guys

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that a how to So with that industry the at provide pandemic? can of kind and sea regard you you to industries as experienced insight other have kind of a little bit look of change

Howard Levkowitz

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David Miyazaki

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don't how So to any that you If to to it kind your -- you with being BlackRock were know to any BlackRock industry. that more rather in the interesting even I the interested insight BlackRock situation of be now or able pricing the manifested. and could it's on history, the or if or been that regard of legislation available or to regulation back recent the become during shift broader as has BDC generalities never and responded. have I that with modern far that of specific resources interest, with there to pandemic regard of of provide platform. part resources particular really Are hear your helpful to going gears know if is instead but part a I'd

Raj Vig

health broader just it's -- that that really an and I advantage on were certainly And that COVID. just led mind, industry but in put a that harnessed benefits as terms part David, tied the COVID, I infrastructure, of pretty all to a needed liquid, navigate I of this the industries context, accelerated XXXX, said, might there a authoritative virus estate in our And and I and appreciate take way, wanted virtually private pricing, private, in implications defensively quite having the well platform really capital own I'll three ramped trends real insight to internal lot that platform, platform through and lot presence, focus really has and BlackRock capital sectors, helps One on in and also think the up portfolio all daily the where be think, of us, with comment. industry markets we you of. literally available on keep time, that perspective a in cabs we to the is, opportunities. first to think, basis notable of we a time. would where spend I care that's even -- Raj. we before highlight take of in to us, areas where cross-asset and in positive

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Howard Levkowitz

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question comes Ryan next KBW. from Lynch from Our

is line open. Your

Ryan Lynch

my downturn. net Congrats, XXXX, the grow on were really I that's midst maybe year asset off, to quarter And and more to year. first first generate good actually in a guys a of a results. good And want question. you importantly, start throughout your very where strong able the value

the stronger that that having fact, you've generated results downturn. despite we pandemic last XXXX and in results in significant a were a couple the the In than of years generated XXXX

in XXXX? previous So can did years? say were why about that And what it how then your so results outperform business? reconcile you strong And your does

Howard Levkowitz

Sure. analyze wired Look, think I are to we situations. difficult

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Ryan Lynch

Okay. That's that. helpful color on

investment it's do to do your and I how at but positioning XXXX, what industry particular you're that case any credit and were And fearing all? actually of know that of several is a that you hearing industries coming cycle back investor. Whatever cycle things now you you a of on wholesale major any capital out name. was guys the to investing that investing philosophy we're late downturn, look a not XXXX in people or intend now prior late see do it's to to last One a we shifts going be moderate to at BDCs or to the XXXX, focus where we've particular actually recovery sort means downturn? you opposed from a cycle the heard through shift XXXX, changes structure choose downturn, over in went -- based underwriting, in whether which

Raj Vig

is, I that I'll for as short prior answer I working working, it feels And have think cycle it's no, the one. mentioned period I And the the the like question Yes. in I XXXX is if doing, is don't think things. drives unusual. answer One, down well, But I the as this because view what been some further of I we is Maybe what the think that think is us. cause -- relatively is, anything, short and and two take to it what XXXX. activity been to is performance I mean, Howard validated the things of it's the by know all

importantly, and or position, going our even improve both which an step on those to risk and to in a did sectors, that it. asset defensive structures an is ability our areas For me, give to industry ability approach we or capital and trying chasing business credit proactive way focusing it's know, and when versus that and protection more or protect whether protect us need you the happen through returns a good on be XXXX downside to maybe without yields

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Ryan Lynch

able the kind being take the maybe And right opposite on unsecured in portfolio, risk, to question end more of sub-X% of to versus my the your which it was of debt Understood. previous kind and to that balance balance portfolio, Okay. side the side deals of that sheet, issue be guys left low-cost on change now or does of given that guys' your to you types your debt? would your unsecured put of investment that of approach willing in the sheet

Howard Levkowitz

different small long our based We don't is on the Ryan. cost a of philosophy, funding that financial and this we've move changes in think capital having a kind And been robust doing It assets in really can last scenarios. pointed through Obviously, economy. during just the the But different short-term time. is of doesn't, than our crisis. markets we of out, our just or Ultimately, downturn, you on another helpful. very we around a as lower a portfolio financing downturn do build or went what a lot cost great withstand the try changes investment we

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Nolan comes Christopher next Tallman. question Ladenburg from from Our

Your line is open.

Christopher Nolan

up on following question. Howard, Ryan's

you I that look in mentioned debt XXXX terms I coupon, price your X.XXX% you the but they're thoughts is redeeming and premium at to -- wait redeem costs make-whole has that any a you in a stock XXXX? What's the mature, any below mean that there. NAV might with capital Given attractive still of the given know till that strategy them be earlier, notes, trades given unbelievably time can also

Howard Levkowitz


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makes And we so at we sense most will year. further as look what the into get

Christopher Nolan

question. follow-up a guess I And Great.

and them, cheapest just consider capital? legal facilities new you so debt be your of associated Given with nondirect a form lot revolving have this that do to of costs, guys issued forth you unsecured

Howard Levkowitz

for to long-term it's them, a at of happens financing cost of but how and question. cost-effective the utilized. good very To the overall on how you you're with I some costs, long-term are the SBA quite analytically, this to costs. gets really much attractive call think they're the your also. want analyze. We'd it really which look to to there's look also aware bonds easier can see also or financing until our rate those And facilities, coupon all-in additional on the like attention, math the you The is you to SBIC probably have wait Ultimately, at extended, Well, need what if revolvers, and end. it,


Kotowski from comes from Company. & Oppenheimer Our Chris next question

Your line is open.

Chris Kotowski

XX from the lockdowns. there's year like so for do dividend understandable never earning to and I of levels. dividend folks your anything NAVs to of and the coded guess no the or a that the reasons pre NAV kind old jerky you with herky last your that to kind having trimmed in been way XX of Knowing middle are diminution But what just back you've in

earnings of there shouldn't or kind theoretically, of in your diminution be any underlying capability. So -- earnings

I'm again, a the prior wondering, looking get forward it of to is be be back distribution? philosophically, there? to to next you get would two -- to for you the just for And or what looking so three. goal And quarter, But just or what not kind would

Howard Levkowitz

had Yes. LIBOR, said share. Thanks. cost that of you a we I a just want decrease something in about remind earlier to basically which $X.XX

very the the So yes, to we during change out. were lockdown. significant But also this math we did in is and reacting LIBOR, the set

can -- our it can pretty well. our and you K Q, and as easily in in You do your head

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Howard Levkowitz

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