MVC Capital Announces Financial Restatements and Filing of Form 10-K for Fiscal Year 2014

PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC), a publicly traded business development company that makes private debt and equity investments, announced today that it has completed its financial restatements and filed its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2014. The Form 10-K includes restated financial results for fiscal year 2013 and the first three quarters of fiscal year 2014.

Financial Restatement

MVC Capital has restated its financial statements to reflect adjusted valuations of its investments in two controlled/affiliated portfolio companies, MVC Automotive Group B.V. (“MVC Auto”) and SGDA Europe B.V. (“SGDA Europe”).  As summarized below, the fair values of these two investments were adjusted for the following periods: the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013 and the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2013, April 30, 2013, July 31, 2013, January 31, 2014, April 30, 2014 and July 31, 2014. 

In addition, the Company has adopted an action plan that includes additional and/or enhanced controls surrounding the valuation process and financial reporting oversight of its controlled/affiliated portfolio companies. As part of this plan, the Company has retained a third party consultant to perform external reviews of certain fair valuations and has incorporated additional review and testing of valuation data included in key documentation relating to the fair valuation of controlled/affiliated portfolio companies.

The table below shows the Company’s net asset value (“NAV”) for July 31, 2014 as originally reported and as restated.   For more details about the restatement and its impact on our financial statements, please refer to Item 6 of the Form 10-K for fiscal year 2014.  

($ in thousands except for per share data)  Q314 Net Asset
Value
 
(as published)
Q314 Net
Asset Value
 
(as restated)
Change in Net
Asset Value
Percent
Change in
Net Asset
Value
Q314 Net Asset
Value Per Share
(as published)
Q314 Net Asset
Value Per Share
 
(as restated)
Change in
Net Asset
Value Per
Share
Percent
Change in Net
Asset Value
Per Share
  $   360.10   $ 357.6   $   (2.50 )   (0.0071 ) $   15.86   $   15.75   $   (0.11 )   (0.0071 )
   

 
The table below shows the fair values for the applicable quarter ends for both MVC Auto and SGDA Europe.    

($ in thousands) MVC Auto MVC Auto SGDA Europe SGDA Europe

Quarterly Period
FMV (As Published) FMV  (Restated) FMV (As Published) FMV  (Restated)
1/31/2013 $   35,699   $   18,471   $   6,173   $   3,087  
4/30/2013 $   36,364   $   17,919   $   6,787   $   3,849  
7/31/2013 $   36,364   $   16,662   $   6,600   $   3,484  
10/31/2013 $   37,276   $   17,541   $   6,741   $   4,099  
1/31/2014 $   42,144   $   21,107   $   6,684   $   4,748  
4/30/2014 $   34,969   $   21,663   $   7,034   $   4,637  
7/31/2014 $   26,581   $   26,074   $   13,783   $   10,582  
         


Summary Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 and 2013 (Restated) Results
  

       
($ in thousands except for per share data) Q4 2014 Q3 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 2014 Q4 2013 Q3 2013 Q2 2013 Q1 2013 FY FY 2013
(Restated) (Restated) (Restated) (Restated) (Restated) (Restated) (Restated)   2014   (Restated)
Total operating income  $   4,325   $   5,016   $   5,862   $   4,613   $   4,469   $   7,245   $   6,663   $   6,386   $  19,816   $ 24,762  
                     
Management fee  $   2,121   $   2,144   $   2,227   $   2,189   $   2,109   $   1,986   $   1,758   $   1,979   $   8,681   $   7,833  
Portfolio fees – asset management  $   386   $   153   $   341   $   106   $   105   $   103   $   103   $   106   $   986   $   418  
Management fee – asset management  $   (126 ) $   17   $   231   $   232   $   233   $   232   $   232   $   232   $   354   $   929  
Administrative  $   942   $   1,095   $   727   $   908   $   1,024   $   897   $   902   $   890   $   3,672   $   3,712  
Interest, fees and other borrowing costs  $   2,355   $   2,426   $   2,406   $   2,255   $   2,254   $   2,115   $   1,418   $   937   $   9,442   $   6,724  
Net Incentive compensation  $   2,339   $   568   $   (3,414 ) $   435   $   2,248   $   3,674   $   794   $  (2,888 ) $   (4,750 ) $   3,828  
Total waiver by adviser  $   (37 ) $   (38 ) $   (37 ) $   (38 ) $   (37 ) $   (38 ) $   (37 ) $   (38 ) $   (150 ) $   (150 )
Tax expense  $   –    $   1   $   –    $   1   $   1   $   1   $   1   $   1   $   2   $   4  
                     
Net operating income (loss) before net realized and unrealized gains $ 1,023   $  (1,350 ) $   3,381   $  (1,475 ) $ (3,468 ) $   (1,725 ) $   1,492   $   5,167   $   1,579   $  1,464  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $  (10,614 ) $   1,738   $  (12,651 ) $   1,685   $   4,319   $  17,081   $  7,143   $  (9,273 ) $  (19,842 ) $  19,269  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per share  $  (0.46 ) $   0.07   $   (0.57 ) $   0.08   $   0.16   $   0.74   $   0.30   $   (0.38 ) $   (0.88 ) $   0.82  
Net asset value per share  $   15.15   $   15.75   $   15.89   $   16.57   $   16.63   $   16.57   $   15.84   $   15.62   $   15.15   $   16.63  
 

In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, MVC earned $3.5 million in interest income, $60,000 in dividend income and $806,000 in fee and other income, compared to $3.2 million, $104,000 and $1.1 million, respectively, for the same quarter of 2013. The increase in interest income was primarily due to the Company’s focus on making yielding investments.

The Company reported net operating income of $1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, compared to a net operating loss of $3.5 million for the same quarter in 2013. Net operating income for the quarter was primarily due to a reduction in net accrued incentive compensation.

For the fiscal year of 2014, MVC earned $14.2 million in interest income, $1.2 million in dividend income and $4.5 million in fee and other income, compared to $11.1 million, $8.6 million and $5.1 million, respectively, for fiscal year 2013. The decrease in total operating income was primarily due to the reduction in dividend income from one of MVC’s portfolio companies, U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc., which was partially offset by an increase in interest income from additional yielding investments.

MVC reported net operating income of $1.6 million for the fiscal year 2014, compared to $1.5 million for the fiscal year 2013.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Portfolio Adjustments

As of October 31, 2014, the Company’s net assets were $343.9 million or $15.15 per share, compared to  $357.6 million, or $15.75 per share, as of July 31, 2014 and $376.1 million, or $16.63 per share, at the end of the same period in the prior year. The Company noted that the net asset value as of October 31, 2014 reflected in its Form 10-K is not the Fund’s current net asset value. The reports for the subsequent quarters have not yet been completed and the Company is working expeditiously to file them.  

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Valuation Committee, which is comprised of three independent directors, adjusted the fair values of 18 portfolio companies, resulting in a net decrease of $13.7 million or $.60 per share1. In arriving at these determinations and consistent with the Company’s valuation procedures and ASC 820, the Valuation Committee took into account many factors, including the performance of the portfolio companies, as well as the impact of changes in market multiples within certain sectors, fluctuations in currency valuations, particularly in the Euro, and input and methodology changes for certain controlled/affiliated companies.

For the full fiscal year 2014, the fair values of 26 portfolio companies were adjusted, resulting in a net decrease of $27.2 million or $1.20 per share1. The table below shows the changes in portfolio company values during fiscal year 2014 in addition to the changes in the portfolio company values for MVC Auto and SGDA Europe, the only portfolio companies whose values were changed from the previously published fair values.   

Fiscal Year 2014 Portfolio Adjustments                      
                       
 Write ups (downs)   Quarter Ended   Cumulative Changes    
 Active Deals:   Q1 2014  Q2 2014 Q3 2014  Q4 2014   FY 2014   FY 2013    
Advantage Insurance Holdings LTD $           96,000     125,000       221,000            
Biogenics Reagents             275,000     30,000       305,000            
Biovation Holdings, Inc.     59,846     (19,860 )   (129,281 )   (660,180 )     (749,475 )     90,386      
Centile Holding B.V.     (29,000 )   57,000     (76,000 )   165,000       117,000       1,637,000      
Custom Alloy Corporation      4,000,000     (1,340,000 )             2,660,000       10,000,000      
Equus Total Return, Inc.              947,999     (1,200,054 )     (252,055 )          
Foliofn, Inc.     (1,091,000 )   127,000     (109,000 )   (16,000 )     (1,089,000 )     (3,808,000 )    
Freshii USA Inc     14,600     8,531               23,131       (15,219 )    
G3K Displays, Inc.          (5,625,000 )             (5,625,000 )          
Harmony Health & Beauty, Inc.                        0       (100,000 )    
JSC Tekers Invest             (499,388 )   (5,153,194 )     (5,652,582 )     (1,000,000 )    
Morey’s Seafood                 252,867       252,867            
MVC Private Equity Fund, L.P.      2,204,636     910,704     358,984     75,955       3,550,279       2,283,092      
NPWT Corporation     35,000     (74,000 )   (109,000 )   (21,000 )     (169,000 )     (205,274 )    
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC     (1,153,305 )   1,133,657     (730,000 )         (749,648 )     450,000      
Ohio Medical Corporation              (800,000 )         (800,000 )     (5,675,000 )    
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.          100,000               100,000       262,601      
RuMe, Inc.             74,831     800,000       874,831       (327,000 )    
Security Holdings, B.V.     (304,000 )   422,000     (564,000 )   2,128,480       1,682,480       12,247,000      
SIA Tekers Invest     (12,000 )   7,000     (111,000 )   (136,000 )     (252,000 )     230,000      
Summit Research Labs                 252,809       252,809            
Turf Products, LLC      (92,000 )           519,150       427,150       592,000      
U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc.          (9,000,000 )             (9,000,000 )     11,600,000      
Velocitius B.V.      (1,874,000 )   (606,000 )   (198,000 )   (5,720,000 )     (8,398,000 )     (1,860,000 )    
Vestal Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.     3,000,000         1,450,000           4,450,000       6,800,000      
SUB-TOTAL     4,758,777     (13,898,968 )   (122,855 )   (8,557,167 )     (17,820,213 )     33,201,586      
                       
Portfolio Company Values Impacted by the Restatement*              Cumulative Changes    
    Q1 2014
(restated)
Q2 2014
(restated)
Q3 2014
(restated)
Q4 2014   FY 2014   Oct-13
(restated)
   
 MVC Automotive Group B.V.     (3,226,165 )   (3,444,000 )   4,411,000     (4,526,000 )     (6,785,165 )     (16,111,334 )    
 SGDA Europe B.V.     649,306     (111,046 )   (2,515,711 )   (584,896 )     (2,562,347 )     (3,816,190 )    
SUB-TOTAL     (2,576,859 )   (3,555,046 )   1,895,289     (5,110,896 )     (9,347,512 )     (19,927,524 )    
 TOTAL $   2,181,918     (17,454,014 )   1,772,434     (13,668,063 )     (27,167,725 ) $   13,274,062      
*MVC Auto and SGDA Europe are the ONLY portfolio company values that were changed from the previously published values.     


Quarterly and Annual Investment Activity

MVC did not make any new investments in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. For the full 2014 fiscal year, MVC made four new investments and 20 follow-on investments totaling $105.8 million, of which $68.8 million or 65% were yielding assets.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, MVC did not repurchase any of its shares. For the full 2014 fiscal year, MVC repurchased approximately 310,706 shares at an average price of $13.24, after commissions, for a total cost of $4.1 million.  Since implementing a share repurchase program during the second quarter of 2013, the Company has repurchased $20.8 million worth of stock, representing 8% of its market capitalization and 6% of its NAV as of October 31, 2014.  The Company has been precluded from purchasing its shares since October 2014 because the Company has not yet made public filings of its fiscal 2014 annual and fiscal 2015 quarterly financials.

Liquidity

As of October 31, 2014, MVC had investments in portfolio companies totaling $447.6 million and cash and cash equivalents of approximately $17.2 million, excluding restricted cash and cash equivalents of $6.3 million.

Dividends

For the 2014 fiscal year, the Company paid dividends totaling $0.540 per share, or approximately $12.2 million.

Additional Disclosures

With the completion of the Form 10-K for Fiscal 2014, the Company is focused on completing the quarterly reports for Fiscal 2015. Ernst & Young, LLP, the Company’s auditor through Fiscal 2014 including the restated periods, has been engaged to review Q1 and Q2 of 2015 to allow for more expedited filings.

Subsequent Events

From November 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015, the Company has made nine new investments and four follow on investments totaling $61.2 million, with average interest rates of 14.6% on the new debt investments.  The Company also announced that it monetized two equity investments: Vestal Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc. and Velocitius B.V., and anticipates redeploying capital into income yielding investments.

For additional subsequent event details, please reference the Subsequent Events section of the 10-K.

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About MVC Capital, Inc.

MVC Capital is a Business Development Company traded on the New York Stock Exchange that provides long-term debt and equity investment capital to fund growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations of companies in a variety of industries.

Safe Harbor Statement 

The information contained in this press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, including: the timing of the filing of the 2015 10-Qs; the actual financial results and valuations to be contained in the reports; MVC Capital’s ability to execute its yield investment strategy; the performance of MVC Capital’s investments; and changes in economic or financial market conditions and other factors that are enumerated in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MVC Capital disclaims and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this press release.

The press release contains unaudited financial results. For ease of review, we have excluded the word “approximately” when rounding the results.

There can be no assurance that MVC will achieve its investment objective.

1Based on shares outstanding as of October 31, 2014.

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