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TCG BDC, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Declares Third Quarter 2017 Dividend of $0.37 Per Share

NEW YORK, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TCG BDC, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “we,” “us,” “our,” “TCG BDC” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CGBD) today announced its financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Selected Financial Highlights

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data) June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017
Total investments, at fair value$1,719,473 $1,392,545
Total assets1,759,761 1,458,993
Total debt and notes payable602,547 661,508
Total net assets$1,113,743 $763,318
Net assets per share$18.14 $18.30


For the three month periods ended
June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017
Total investment income $38,744 $34,099
Net investment income (loss) 21,448 19,107
Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)
on investments
(5,947) (2,934)
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $15,501 $16,173
Basic and diluted per weighted-average common share:
Net investment income (loss) $0.47 $0.46
Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)
on investments
(0.13) (0.07)
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $0.34 $0.39
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding—Basic and Diluted 45,977,943 41,706,598
Dividends declared per common share $0.37 $0.41


Second Quarter 2017 Highlights

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

  • On June 19, 2017, the Company completed its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 9,000,000 shares at $18.50 per share, generating net proceeds of $161,505, and such newly issued shares began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “CGBD” on June 14, 2017;
  • On June 9, 2017, the Company completed its previously announced merger with NF Investment Corp. (“NFIC”), pursuant to which NFIC merged with and into the Company, with the Company as the surviving entity;
  • Net investment income for the three month period ended June 30, 2017 was $21,448, or $0.47 per share, as compared to $19,107, or $0.46 per share, for the three month period ended March 31, 2017;
  • Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments for the three month period ended June 30, 2017 was $(5,947), or $(0.13) per share, as compared to $(2,934), or $(0.07) per share, for the three month period ended March 31, 2017; and
  • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the three month period ended June 30, 2017 was $15,501, or $0.34 per share, as compared to $16,173, or $0.39 per share, for the three month period ended March 31, 2017;
  • On August 7, 2017, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, which is payable on October 18, 2017 to stockholders of record as of September 29, 2017.

Portfolio and Investment Activity
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data, unless otherwise noted)

As of June 30, 2017, the fair value of our investments was approximately $1,719,473, comprised of 101 investments in 86 portfolio companies/structured finance obligations/investment fund across 29 industries with 59 sponsors. This compares to the Company’s portfolio as of March 31, 2017, as of which date the fair value of our investments was approximately $1,392,545, comprised of 94 investments in 82 portfolio companies/structured finance obligations/investment fund across 30 industries with 54 sponsors.

As of June 30, 2017 and March 31, 2017, investments consisted of the following:

June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017
Type—% of Fair ValueFair Value % of
Fair Value
Fair Value % of
Fair Value
First Lien Debt$1,270,078 73.87% $1,085,554 77.95%
Second Lien Debt250,765 14.58 161,643 11.61
Structured Finance Obligations2,597 0.15 2,776 0.20
Equity Investments10,722 0.62 8,451 0.61
Investment Fund185,311 10.78 134,121 9.63
Total$1,719,473 100.00% $1,392,545 100.00%


The following table shows our investment activity for the three month period ended June 30, 2017:

Funded Sold/Repaid
Principal amount of investments: Amount % of Total Amount % of Total
First Lien Debt$451,508 73.51% $(252,170) 89.66%
Second Lien Debt97,873 15.94 (7,394) 2.63
Structured Finance Obligations (10,250) 3.64
Equity Investments2,273 0.37
Investment Fund62,500 10.18 (11,444) 4.07
Total$614,154 100.00% $(281,258) 100.00%


Overall, total investments at fair value increased by 23.5%, or $326,928, during the three month period ended June 30, 2017 after factoring in repayments, sales, net fundings on revolvers and delayed draws and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation).

Total investments at fair value held by Middle Market Credit Fund (“Credit Fund”) increased by 43.24%, or $241,593, during the three month period ended June 30, 2017 after factoring in repayments, sales, net fundings on revolvers and delayed draws and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation). As of June 30, 2017, Credit Fund had total investments at fair value of $800,287, which was comprised 99.6% of first lien senior secured loans and 0.4% of second lien senior secured loans at fair value. All investments in the Credit Fund portfolio were floating rate debt investments with an interest rate floor.

As of June 30, 2017, the weighted average yields for our first and second lien debt investments on an amortized cost basis were 8.29% and 10.36%, respectively, with a total weighted average yield of 8.63%. Weighted average yields include the effect of accretion of discounts and amortization of premiums and are based on interest rates as of June 30, 2017. As of June 30, 2017, on a fair value basis, approximately 1% of our debt investments bear interest at a fixed rate and approximately 99% of our debt investments bear interest at a floating rate, which primarily are subject to interest rate floors.

As part of the monitoring process, our Investment Adviser has developed risk policies pursuant to which it regularly assesses the risk profile of each of our debt investments and rates each of them based on the following categories, which we refer to as “Internal Risk Ratings”:

Internal Risk Ratings Definitions

Rating Definition
1 Performing—Low Risk: Borrower is operating more than 10% ahead of the base case.
2 Performing—Stable Risk: Borrower is operating within 10% of the base case (above or below). This is the initial rating assigned to all new borrowers.
3 Performing—Management Notice: Borrower is operating more than 10% below the base case. A financial covenant default may have occurred, but there is a low risk of payment default.
4 Watch List: Borrower is operating more than 20% below the base case and there is a high risk of covenant default, or it may have already occurred. Payments are current although subject to greater uncertainty, and there is moderate to high risk of payment default.
5 Watch List—Possible Loss: Borrower is operating more than 30% below the base case. At the current level of operations and financial condition, the borrower does not have the ability to service and ultimately repay or refinance all outstanding debt on current terms. Payment default is very likely or may have occurred. Loss of principal is possible.
6 Watch List—Probable Loss: Borrower is operating more than 40% below the base case, and at the current level of operations and financial condition, the borrower does not have the ability to service and ultimately repay or refinance all outstanding debt on current terms. Payment default is very likely or may have already occurred. Additionally, the prospects for improvement in the borrower’s situation are sufficiently negative that impairment of some or all principal is probable.

Our Investment Adviser’s risk rating model is based on evaluating portfolio company performance in comparison to the base case when considering certain credit metrics including, but not limited to, adjusted EBITDA and net senior leverage as well as specific events including, but not limited to, default and impairment.

Our Investment Adviser monitors and, when appropriate, changes the investment ratings assigned to each debt investment in our portfolio. In connection with our quarterly valuation process, our Investment Adviser reviews our investment ratings on a regular basis. The following table summarizes the Internal Risk Ratings of our debt portfolio as of June 30, 2017 and March 31, 2017:

June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017
Fair Value % of
Fair
Value
Fair Value % of
Fair
Value
(dollar amounts in millions)
Internal Risk Rating 1$41.9 2.76% $27.5 2.20%
Internal Risk Rating 21,150.8 75.67 1,023.2 82.05
Internal Risk Rating 3182.5 12.00 93.7 7.51
Internal Risk Rating 4127.5 8.38 89.4 7.17
Internal Risk Rating 518.1 1.19 13.4 1.07
Internal Risk Rating 6
Total$1,520.8 100.00% $1,247.2 100.00%


As of June 30, 2017 and March 31, 2017, the weighted average Internal Risk Rating of our debt investment portfolio was 2.3 and 2.2, respectively.

Consolidated Results of Operations
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Total investment income for the three month periods ended June 30, 2017 and March 31, 2017 was $38,744 and $34,099, respectively. This $4,645 net increase was primarily due to an increase in interest and other income from our debt portfolio, during the three month period ended June 30, 2017.

Total expenses (net of management fee waiver) for the three month periods ended June 30, 2017 and March 31, 2017 was $17,296 and $14,992, respectively. This $2,304 net increase was primarily attributable due to an increase in interest expense as a result of higher average debt outstanding, an increase in non-recurring professional fees related to the merger with NF Investment Corp., as well as higher management and incentive fees as a result of an increase in investments and net investment income, respectively, during the three month period ended June 30, 2017.

During the three month period ended June 30, 2017, the Company recorded a net realized loss and change in unrealized depreciation of $(5,947). This was primarily due to net change in unrealized depreciation on our debt investments from changes in various inputs utilized under our valuation methodology, including, but not limited to, market spreads, leverage multiples and borrower ratings, and the impact of exits.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As of June 30, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $28,159, notes payable (before debt issuance costs) of $273,000, and secured borrowings outstanding of $331,597. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had $351,403 of remaining commitments and $220,916 available for additional borrowings on its revolving credit facilities, subject to leverage and borrowing base restrictions. On May 26, 2017, the SPV Credit Facility was amended to extend the revolving period and maturity dates to May 22, 2020 and May 23, 2022, respectively.

Initial Public Offering
(dollar amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

On June 19, 2017, the Company closed its initial public offering, issuing 9,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $18.50 per share. Net of underwriting costs, the Company received cash proceeds of $161,505. Shares of common stock of TCG BDC began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “CGBD” on June 14, 2017.

On July 5, 2017, the Company issued a total of 454,200 shares of its common stock pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in connection with the IPO. Net of underwriting costs and $0.37 per share dividend declared by the Company’s Board of Directors on June 20, 2017, the Company received additional cash proceeds of $7,983.

Dividend

On August 7, 2017, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, which is payable on October 18, 2017 to stockholders of record as of September 29, 2017.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 to discuss these quarterly financial results. The call and webcast will be available on the TCG BDC website at tcgbdc.com. Chief Executive Officer Michael Hart, Chief Risk Officer Tom Hennigan and Chief Financial Officer Venu Rathi, along with Head of Investor Relations Daniel Harris, will review the results during the call. The call may be accessed by dialing +1 (866) 394-4623 (U.S.) or +1 (409) 350-3158 (international) and referencing “TCG BDC Financial Results Call.” The conference call will be webcast simultaneously via a link on TCG BDC’s website and an archived replay of the webcast also will be available on the website soon after the live call for 21 days.

TCG BDC, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017
(unaudited) (unaudited)
ASSETS
Investments, at fair value
Investments—non-controlled/non-affiliated, at fair value (amortized cost of
$1,545,079 and $1,263,462, respectively)
$1,534,162 $1,258,424
Investments—controlled/affiliated, at fair value (amortized cost of
$182,601 and $131,545, respectively)
185,311 134,121
Total investments, at fair value (amortized cost of $1,727,680 and $1,395,007,
respectively)
1,719,473 1,392,545
Cash and cash equivalents28,159 44,874
Receivable for investment sold 11,874
Deferred financing costs3,629 3,221
Interest receivable from non-controlled/non-affiliated investments4,358 3,272
Interest and dividend receivable from controlled/affiliated investments3,996 3,048
Prepaid expenses and other assets146 159
Total assets$1,759,761 $1,458,993
LIABILITIES
Secured borrowings$331,597 $390,608
2015-1 Notes payable, net of unamortized debt issuance costs of $2,050 and
$2,100, respectively
270,950 270,900
Payable for investments purchased4,996
Due to Investment Adviser118 86
Interest and credit facility fees payable3,830 3,703
Dividend payable22,720 17,100
Base management and incentive fees payable9,132 11,764
Administrative service fees payable120 115
Offering costs payable1,128
Other accrued expenses and liabilities1,427 1,399
Total liabilities646,018 695,675
NET ASSETS
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 61,405,648
shares and 41,708,155 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and
March 31, 2017, respectively
614 417
Paid-in capital in excess of par value1,158,621 799,688
Offering costs(1,560) (74)
Accumulated net investment income (loss), net of cumulative dividends of
$168,885 and $146,165 at June 30, 2017 and March 31, 2017, respectively
(2,472) (1,200)
Accumulated net realized gain (loss)(33,253) (33,051)
Accumulated net unrealized appreciation (depreciation)(8,207) (2,462)
Total net assets$1,113,743 $763,318
NET ASSETS PER SHARE$18.14 $18.30

TCG BDC, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

For the three month periods ended
June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017
Investment income:
Interest income from non-controlled/non-affiliated investments $30,526 $28,354
Other income from non-controlled/non-affiliated investments 4,046 2,536
Interest income from controlled/affiliated investments 2,372 1,949
Dividend income from controlled/affiliated investments 1,800 1,260
Total investment income 38,744 34,099
Expenses:
Base management fees 5,657 5,125
Incentive fees 5,361 4,777
Professional fees 1,153 443
Administrative service fees 165 173
Interest expense 5,738 5,034
Credit facility fees 529 503
Directors’ fees and expenses 131 103
Other general and administrative 448 542
Total expenses 19,182 16,700
Waiver of base management fees 1,886 1,708
Net expenses 17,296 14,992
Net investment income (loss) 21,448 19,107
Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on
investments:
Net realized gain (loss) on investments—non-controlled/non-affiliated (202) (7,694)
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments—non-
controlled/non-affiliated
(5,879) 4,456
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments—
controlled/affiliated
134 304
Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)
on investments
(5,947) (2,934)
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $15,501 $16,173
Basic and diluted earnings per common share $0.34 $0.39
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding—Basic and Diluted 45,977,943 41,706,598
Dividends declared per common share $0.37 $0.41


About TCG BDC, Inc.

TCG BDC is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. TCG BDC is managed by Carlyle GMS Investment Management L.L.C., an SEC-registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Carlyle Group L.P. Since it commenced investment operations in May 2013 through June 30, 2017, TCG BDC has invested approximately $3.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of debt and equity investments prior to any subsequent exits or repayments. TCG BDC’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments in U.S. middle market companies. TCG BDC has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

Web: tcgbdc.com

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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Contacts: Investors: Daniel Harris +1-212-813-4527 daniel.harris@carlyle.com Media: Jordan DeJarnette +1-202-729-5025 jordan.dejarnette@carlyle.com

Source:TCG BDC, Inc.