Press Release

KCAP Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

May 4, 2017 at 7:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK, May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KCAP Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq:KCAP) (the "Company") announces its first quarter 2017 financial results.

Financial Highlights

  • Net investment income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 was approximately $3.2 million, or $0.09 per basic share, compared with approximately $4.8 million, or $0.13 per basic share in the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

  • Cash distributed by the Asset Manager Affiliates in excess of taxable earnings was approximately $0.02 per basic share for the quarter.
  • The Company declared a first quarter shareholder distribution of $0.12 per share.
  • At March 31, 2017, the fair value of KCAP's investments totaled approximately $355 million.
  • Net asset value per share of $5.14 as of March 31, 2017, compared with $5.24 at December 31, 2016.

Dayl Pearson, President and Chief Executive Officer of KCAP Financial, Inc., noted, "The first quarter was challenging due to a reduction of attractive investment opportunities resulting in approximately $25 million of cash available for investment. We expect to invest this cash prudently over the coming months."

Operating Results

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, we reported total investment income of approximately $7.8 million as compared to approximately $9.5 million in the same period last year, a decrease of 18%. Investment income from debt securities decreased 20% to approximately $4.6 million from approximately $5.7 million in the first quarter of 2016. Investment income on CLO fund securities in the first quarter of 2017 decreased to $3.1 million from $3.2 million in 2016. We received a distribution from our Asset Manager Affiliates (Trimaran Advisors and Katonah Debt Advisors) of $650,000 in the first quarter of 2017. Such distribution was a return of capital. The Asset Manager Affiliates distributed $1.1million in the first quarter of 2016, $550,000 of which was a return of capital.

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, total expenses were lower by approximately $190,000 as compared to the same period in 2016, primarily attributable to a decrease in interest expense due to the repurchase and repayment of the Convertible Notes in the first quarter of 2016.
Net investment income for the first quarter of 2017 and 2016 was approximately $3.2 million and $4.8 million, or $0.09 and $0.13 per basic share, respectively. Net realized and unrealized losses on investments for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was approximately $2.8 million, compared to approximately $11.6 million for the same period in 2016. 

Portfolio and Investment Activity

The fair value of our portfolio was approximately $355 million as of March 31, 2017 . The composition of our investment portfolio at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 at cost and fair value was as follows:

  March 31, 2017 (unaudited)  December 31, 2016 
Security Type Cost/Amortized
 Fair Value   Cost/Amortized
 Fair Value  
Money Market Accounts³ $22,674,790 $22,674,790 6  $28,699,269 $28,699,269  8 
Senior Secured Loan  202,900,985  196,533,708 56   207,701,078  200,322,152 55 
Junior Secured Loan  40,171,813  38,545,305 11    37,251,776  35,444,440  10 
First Lien Bond  3,054,338  1,089,338 -   3,060,919  1,089,338 - 
Senior Secured Bond  1,505,454  1,489,350 -   1,506,461  1,487,400 - 
CLO Fund Securities  76,994,975  52,999,028 15   76,851,317  54,174,350  15 
Equity Securities  10,389,008  4,902,794 2   10,389,007  5,056,355 1 
Asset Manager Affiliates²  54,691,230  36,942,000 10   55,341,230  40,198,000  11 
Total $412,382,593 $355,176,313 100% $420,801,057 $366,471,304 100%
¹  Represents percentage of total portfolio at fair value.  
²  Represents the equity investment in the Asset Manager Affiliates.  
³  Includes restricted cash held under employee benefit plans.  

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At March 31, 2017, we had unrestricted cash and money market balances of approximately $27.9 million, total assets of approximately $370 million and stockholders' equity of approximately $191 million. Our net asset value per common share was $5.14. As of March 31, 2017, we had approximately $181 million (par value) of borrowings outstanding ($176 million net of discount and capitalized costs) with a weighted average interest rate of approximately 4.0%.

Subject to prevailing market conditions, we intend to grow our portfolio of assets by raising additional capital, including through the prudent use of leverage available to us. As a result, we may seek to enter into new agreements with other lenders or into other financing arrangements as market conditions permit. Such financing arrangements may include a new secured and/or unsecured credit facility or the issuance of unsecured debt or preferred stock.


Generally, we seek to fund distributions to shareholders from current distributable earnings, primarily from net interest and dividend income generated by our investment portfolio and any distributions from our Asset Manager Affiliates. However, a portion of distributions paid to shareholders may be a return of capital. We announced a regular quarterly distribution of $0.12 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The record date for this distribution was April 7, 2017 and the distribution was paid on April 28, 2017. An estimate of the tax attributes of distributions made on a quarterly basis may not be representative of the actual tax attributes of distributions for a full year. Tax characteristics of all distributions will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099-DIV after the end of the calendar year.

We have adopted a dividend reinvestment plan that provides for reinvestment of distributions in shares of our common stock, unless a stockholder elects to receive cash. As a result, if we declare a cash distribution, shareholders who have not "opted out" of our dividend reinvestment plan will have their cash distributions automatically reinvested in additional shares of our common stock, rather than receiving cash. For more information regarding our distributions, please refer to our 2016 annual financial report. Please contact your broker or other financial intermediary for more information regarding the dividend reinvestment plan.

Conference Call and Webcast

We will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time to discuss our first quarter 2017 financial results. Shareholders, prospective shareholders and analysts are welcome to listen to the call or attend the webcast.

The conference call dial-in number is (866) 757-5630. No password is required. A live audio webcast of the conference call can be accessed via the Internet, on a listen-only basis on our Company's website in the Investor Relations section under Events. The online archive of the webcast will be available after 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time for approximately 90 days.

A replay of this conference call will be available from 6:00 p.m. on May 4, 2017 until 11:59 p.m. on May 12, 2017. The dial in number for the replay is (855) 859-2056 and the conference ID is 12998248.

About KCAP Financial, Inc.

KCAP Financial, Inc. is a publicly traded, internally managed business development company. The Company's middle market investment business originates, structures, finances and manages a portfolio of term loans, mezzanine investments and selected equity securities in middle market companies. The Company's wholly owned portfolio companies, Trimaran Advisors, L.L.C. and Katonah Debt Advisors, L.L.C., manage collateralized debt obligation funds that invest in broadly syndicated corporate term loans, high-yield bonds and other credit instruments.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The matters discussed in this press release that are forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations that involve substantial risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. We generally identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may,'' "will,'' "should,'' "expects,'' "plans,'' "anticipates,'' "could,'' "intends,'' "target,'' "projects,'' "contemplates,'' "believes,'' "estimates,'' "predicts,'' "potential'' or "continue'' or the negative of these terms or other similar words. Further information about factors that could affect our financial and other results is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required to be reported under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

   As of As of 
   March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 
Investments at fair value:        
Money market accounts (cost: 2017 - $22,674,790; 2016 - $28,699,269) $22,674,790  $28,699,269  
Debt securities (cost: 2017 - $247,632,590; 2016 - $249,520,234)  237,657,701   238,343,330  
CLO Fund Securities managed by affiliates (cost: 2017 - $71,906,949; 2016 - $71,734,809)  50,827,938   51,908,784  
CLO Fund Securities managed by non-affiliates (cost: 2017 - $5,088,026; 2016 - $5,116,508)  2,171,090    2,265,566  
Equity securities (cost: 2017 - $10,389,008; 2016 - $10,389,007)  4,902,794    5,056,355  
Asset Manager Affiliates (cost: 2017 - $54,691,230; 2016 - $55,341,230)  36,942,000   40,198,000  
Total Investments at Fair Value (cost: 2017 - $412,382,593; 2016 - $420,801,057)   355,176,313   366,471,304  
Cash   5,178,290    1,307,257  
Restricted cash   7,986,487   8,528,298  
Interest receivable   1,143,363   1,033,917  
Receivable for open trades      2,950,658  
Due from affiliates   378,731   612,854  
Other assets   404,245   467,695  
Total Assets  $370,267,429  $381,371,983  
Notes issued by KCAP Senior Funding I, LLC (net of discount and offering costs of: 2017 - $2,128,524 and $2,289,547, respectively; 2016 - $2,286,425 and $2,459,156, respectively)  $142,931,928  $142,604,419  
7.375% Notes Due 2019 (net of offering costs of: 2017 - $505,488; 2016 - $550,774)   33,025,437   32,980,151  
Payable for open trades   1,000,000   7,884,943  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   932,301   2,047,405  
Accrued interest payable   947,873   930,086  
Due to affiliates   -   54  
Total Liabilities   178,837,539   186,447,058  
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 100,000,000 common shares authorized; 37,313,651 issued, and 37,209,649 outstanding at March 31, 2017, and 37,282,296 issued, and 37,178,294 outstanding at December 31, 2016   372,096   371,783  
Capital in excess of par value   353,955,039   353,404,155  
Excess distribution of net investment income   (15,843,963)  (14,630,319) 
Accumulated net realized losses   (88,447,958)  (88,491,896) 
Net unrealized depreciation on investments   (58,605,324)  (55,728,798) 
Total Stockholders' Equity   191,429,890   194,924,925  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $370,267,429  $381,371,983  


  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 
  2017   2016  
Investment Income:       
 Interest from investments in debt securities$4,555,178   $5,705,577  
 Interest from cash and time deposits 15,906    7,372  
 Investment income on CLO Fund Securities managed by affiliates 2,974,558    3,051,816  
 Investment income on CLO Fund Securities managed by non-affiliates 118,111    152,317  
 Dividends from Asset Manager Affiliates     550,000  
 Capital structuring service fees 110,644    43,239  
 Total investment income 7,774,397     9,510,321  
 Interest and amortization of debt issuance costs  2,180,972    2,573,440  
 Compensation 1,225,735    966,588  
 Professional fees 549,281    651,939  
 Insurance 95,036    106,223  
 Administrative and other 505,234    447,361  
 Total expenses 4,556,258    4,745,551  
Net Investment Income 3,218,139    4,764,770  
Realized And Unrealized Gains (Losses) On Investments:        
 Net realized (losses) gains from investment transactions 43,938    (7,811,888 ) 
 Net change in unrealized (depreciation) appreciation on:       
 Debt securities 1,202,017    (1,731,990) 
 Equity securities (153,562)   1,379,413  
 CLO Fund Securities managed by affiliates (1,252,986)   3,270,541  
 CLO Fund Securities managed by non-affiliates (65,994)   (180,545) 
 Asset Manager Affiliates investments (2,606,000)   (6,533,000) 
 Total net change in unrealized (depreciation) appreciation (2,876,525)    (3,795,581) 
 Net realized and unrealized (depreciation) appreciation on investments  (2,832,587)   (11,607,469) 
Net (Decrease) Increase In Stockholders' Equity Resulting From Operations$385,552   $(6,842,699) 
 Net (Decrease) Increase In Stockholders' Equity Resulting from Operations per Common Share:       
 Basic:$0.01   $(0.18) 
 Diluted: $0.01   $(0.18) 
 Net Investment Income Per Common Share:       
 Basic:$0.09   $0.13  
 Diluted:$0.09   $0.13   
 Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding—Basic 37,202,996    37,109,735  
 Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding—Diluted 37,202,996    37,109,735  



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