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CM Finance Inc Reports Results for Its Fiscal First Quarter Ended September 30, 2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CM Finance Inc (Nasdaq:CMFN) (“CMFN” or “the Company”) today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2015.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Investment portfolio declined by $8.9 million, or 2.7%, from last quarter, to $321.4 million at fair value
  • Weighted average yield, at cost, on debt portfolio of 11.02% compared to 10.91% at June 30 , 2015
  • Five debt investments made during the quarter with a weighted average yield, at cost, of 11.6%
  • Paid a special distribution of $0.43 per share on September 15, 2015 to shareholders of record on September 1, 2015
  • Declared a regular quarterly distribution of $0.3469 per share for the quarter ending December 31, 2015 payable on January 5, 2016, to shareholders of record as of December 18, 2015.

Portfolio results, as of September 30, 2015:
Total Assets$353.3 mm
Investment portfolio, at fair value$321.4 mm
Net Assets$186.3 mm
Weighted Average yield on debt investments, at cost 11.02%
Weighted Average yield on debt investments, at fair value 11.77%
Net Asset Value per share$13.65
Portfolio activity in the current quarter:
Number of new investments 5
Total capital invested$39.6 mm
Proceeds from repayments, sales, and amortization$44.8 mm
Number of portfolio companies, end of period 23
Net investment income$4.9 mm
Net investment income per share$0.36
Net increase in net assets from operations$0.2 mm
Net increase in net assets from operations per share$0.01
Distribution declared per share (paid October 2, 2015)$0.35


Mr. Michael C. Mauer, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We remain highly selective about the investments we choose to pursue. We opportunistically reduced our exposure to syndicated credits during the quarter while maintaining our focus on originating new loans in the middle market.”

On November 3, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a distribution for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 of $0.3469 per share payable on January 5, 2016 to shareholders of record as of December 18, 2015.

The Company reported net investment income of $4.9 million, or $0.36 per share, and net realized and unrealized losses of $4.7 million, or $0.35 per share, for the quarter. The total net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the quarter was $0.2 million, or $0.01 per share. At September 30, 2015, the Company’s net asset value (NAV) per share was $13.65.

Portfolio and Investment Activities

During the quarter, we added five new investments for $39.6 million and realized $44.8 million of repayments, sales proceeds and amortization. The decrease in our net investments after taking into account realized and unrealized gains was approximately $8.9 million (at fair value). Two of our five new investments in the fiscal first quarter were to new portfolio companies. Our investments in new portfolio companies during the quarter averaged $15.7 million, and had a weighted average yield of 11.8%.

At September 30, 2015, our investment portfolio of $321.4 million (at fair value) consisted of investments in 23 portfolio companies, of which 48.0% were first lien investments, 48.5% were second lien investments, 3.4% were unsecured investments and 0.1% were equity and warrant positions. At September 30, 2015, our average portfolio company investment at fair value was $14.0 million. We had no loans on non-accrual status in the portfolio as of September 30, 2015..

As of September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015, respectively, our weighted average total yield of debt and income producing securities at amortized cost (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 11.02% and 10.91%, respectively, and our weighted average total yield of debt and income producing securities at fair value (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 11.77% and 11.27%, respectively.

Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2015, we had $19.3 million in cash, $6.3 million in restricted cash, and $0.6 million of capacity under our revolving credit facility. Our net assets totaled $186.5 million.

Subsequent Events

Subsequent to quarter end, the Company invested $10.0 million in new and existing portfolio companies and received repayment or sales proceeds of $5.0 million.

CM Finance Inc and subsidiaries
Consolidated Statement of Assets and Liabilities
September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015
(unaudited)
Assets
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments, at fair value (amortized cost of $332,026,386 and $336,092,639 respectively)$321,361,926 $330,323,856
Derivatives, at fair value (cost $0 and $0, respectively) 3,131,333 1,845,768
Cash 19,305,090 21,535,492
Cash, restricted 6,314,101 3,433,704
Interest receivable 2,886,646 2,900,804
Deferred offering costs 186,513 186,513
Prepaid expenses and other assets 160,765 232,704
Total Assets$353,346,374 $360,458,841
Liabilities
Notes Payable:
Term loan$102,000,000 $102,000,000
Revolving credit facility 49,429,770 48,847,459
Deferred debt issuance costs (2,603,076) (2,331,035)
Notes Payable, net 148,826,694 148,516,424
Payable for investments purchased 4,010,000 2,988,655
Distributions payable 4,742,107 4,741,174
Derivatives, at fair value (cost $0 and $0, respectively) 3,131,333 1,845,768
Base management fees payable 1,452,157 1,420,978
Income-based incentive fees payable 1,503,698 1,723,260
Deferred financing costs payable 2,145,500 1,525,000
Interest payable 174,267 168,658
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 829,687 578,075
Total Liabilities 166,815,443 163,507,992
Net Assets
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (100,000,000 shares authorized, 13,669,953 and 13,667,267 shares issued and outstanding) 13,670 13,667
Additional paid-in capital 199,449,694 199,418,478
Accumulated net realized gain (470,940) 3,700,400
Accumulated distributions in excess of net investment income (1,797,033) (412,913)
Net unrealized appreciation on investments (10,664,460) (5,768,783)
Total Net Assets 186,530,931 196,950,849
Total Liabilities and Net Assets$353,346,374 $360,458,841
Net Asset Value Per Share$13.65 $14.41


CM Finance Inc and subsidiaries
Consolidated Statement of Operations
For the three months ended September 30,
2015 2014
Investment Income:
Income:
Interest income$9,595,613 $6,932,006
Payment in-kind interest income 239,239 561,020
Other fee income 33,742 367,843
Total investment income 9,868,594 7,860,869
Expenses:
Interest expense 984,988 718,876
Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs 348,459 172,892
Base management fees 1,452,157 1,107,453
Income-based incentive fees 1,229,032 969,458
Capital gains incentive fees - 138,049
Custodian and administrator fees 86,644 88,690
Directors' fees 114,750 114,750
Professional fees 292,334 210,223
Allocation of administrative costs from advisor 276,951 191,420
Insurance expense 86,203 110,746
Other expenses 128,556 146,690
Total expenses 5,000,074 3,969,247
Waiver of income-based incentive fees - (582,829)
Waiver of capital gains incentive fees - (138,049)
Net expenses 5,000,074 3,248,369
Net investment income$4,868,520 $4,612,500
Net realized and unrealized losses on investment transactions:
Net realized gains (losses) on investments 195,320 (123,598)
Net change in unrealized (depreciation) / appreciation on investments (4,895,677) 104,538
Net realized and unrealized losses (4,700,357) (19,060)
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations$168,163 $4,593,440
Basic and diluted:
Net investment income per share$0.36 $0.34
Earnings per share$0.01 $0.34
Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding 13,668,193 13,666,666

About CM Finance Inc

The Company is an externally-managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize the total return to its stockholders in the form of current income and capital appreciation through debt and related equity investments by targeting investment opportunities with favorable risk-adjusted returns. The Company seeks to invest primarily in middle-market companies that have annual revenues of at least $50 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of at least $15 million. The Company’s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, CM Investment Partners LLC. To learn more about CM Finance Inc, please visit www.cmfn-inc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein may contain “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future performance or financial condition. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein except as required by law. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.

Contacts CM Finance Inc Investor Relations Email: investorrelations@cmfn-inc.com Phone: 212-257-5199

Source:CM Finance