Triangle Capital Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triangle Capital Corporation (NYSE:TCAP) (“Triangle” or the “Company”), a leading provider of capital to lower middle market companies, today announced its financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2015.

Highlights

  • Total Investment Portfolio:  $968.1 million
  • Total Net Assets (Equity):  $515.7 million
  • Net Asset Value Per Share (Book Value):  $15.48
  • Weighted Average Yield on Debt Investments:  12.3%
  • Efficiency Ratio (G&A Expenses/Total Investment Income):  18.7%
  • Investment Portfolio Activity for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2015
    • Cost of investments made during the period:  $189.2 million
    • Principal repayments (excluding PIK interest repayments) during the period:  $104.1 million
    • Proceeds related to the sale of equity investments during the period:  $2.7 million
  • Non-Accrual Assets as a Percentage of Total Portfolio Cost and Fair Value: 2.0% and 0.7% respectively
  • Financial Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2015
    • Total investment income:  $30.8 million
    • Net investment income:  $18.5 million
    • Net investment income per share:  $0.56
    • Regular quarterly dividend per share:  $0.54
    • Supplemental dividend per share:  $0.05
    • Net realized losses:  $16.5 million
    • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations:  $17.9 million
    • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per share:  $0.54

In commenting on the Company’s results, Garland S. Tucker, III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The third quarter was an extremely active quarter for Triangle.  The recent volatility in the broader credit markets has accrued to our benefit as we were able to originate a record level of new investments in high quality companies during the quarter. Needless to say, we are pleased that we exercised patience during the first half of the year and maintained sufficient liquidity to take advantage of what we perceive to be an opportune time in the investing market.”
  
Third Quarter 2015 Results

Total investment income during the third quarter of 2015 was $30.8 million, compared to total investment income of $24.9 million for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 24.0%. The increase in investment income was primarily attributable to an increase in portfolio debt investments from September 30, 2014 to September 30, 2015, a $2.3 million increase in non-recurring fee income and $0.7 million of non-recurring interest income relating to a debt investment that was previously on non-accrual.  This increase was partially offset by a $0.4 million decrease in non-recurring dividend income and a decrease in the weighted average yield on the Company’s debt investments from September 30, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

Net investment income during the third quarter of 2015 was $18.5 million, compared to net investment income of $15.4 million for the third quarter of 2014, representing an increase of 20.1%. Net investment income per share during the third quarter of 2015 was $0.56, based on weighted average shares outstanding during the quarter of 33.3 million, compared to $0.51 per share during the third quarter of 2014, based on weighted average shares outstanding of 30.4 million.

The Company’s net increase in net assets resulting from operations was $17.9 million during the third quarter of 2015, compared to an $8.8 million decrease during the third quarter of 2014.  The Company’s net increase in net assets resulting from operations was $0.54 per share during the third quarter of 2015, based on weighted average shares outstanding of 33.3 million, compared to a net decrease in net assets resulting from operations of $0.29 per share during the third quarter of 2014, based on weighted average shares outstanding of 30.4 million. 

The Company’s net asset value, or NAV, at September 30, 2015, was $15.48 per share as compared to $15.47 per share at June 30, 2015, and $16.11 per share at December 31, 2014. As of September 30, 2015, the Company’s weighted average yield on its outstanding, currently yielding debt investments was approximately 12.3%.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Commenting on the Company’s liquidity position, Steven C. Lilly, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, stated, “We ended the quarter with over $230 million of available liquidity through a combination of cash on hand and availability under our senior credit facility.  Given the current market environment, we are fortunate to have a strong liquidity base to support investment activities going forward.”

At September 30, 2015, the Company had cash and cash equivalents totaling $53.0 million and $179.3 million of remaining borrowing capacity under its $300.0 million senior credit facility.

As of September 30, 2015, the Company had outstanding non-callable, fixed-rate SBA-guaranteed debentures totaling $224.9 million with a weighted average interest rate of 4.02%.

Dividend Information

On August 26, 2015, Triangle announced that its board of directors had declared cash dividends totaling $0.59 per share, consisting of a regular quarterly dividend of $0.54 per share and a supplemental dividend of $0.05 per share. The regular quarterly dividend was the Company’s 35th consecutive quarterly dividend since its initial public offering in February, 2007. The record date for both the regular quarterly dividend and the supplemental dividend was September 9, 2015, and the payment date was September 23, 2015.

Recent Portfolio Activity

During the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the Company made 11 new investments totaling approximately $157.9 million, debt investments in four existing portfolio companies totaling $29.9 million and equity investments in six existing portfolio companies totaling $1.4 million.  The Company had six portfolio company loans repaid at par totaling $100.7 million resulting in realized gains totaling $0.1 million and received normal principal repayments and partial loan prepayments totaling $3.4 million.  The Company wrote-off debt and equity investments in two portfolio companies and recognized realized losses on the write-offs of $18.8 million. In addition, the Company received proceeds related to the sales of certain equity securities totaling $2.7 million and recognized net realized gains on such sales totaling $2.2 million.

New investment transactions which occurred during the third quarter of 2015 are summarized as follows:

In July, 2015, the Company made a $15.3 million investment in Access Medical Acquisition, Inc. (“Access Medical”) consisting of subordinated debt and equity. Access Medical operates primary care clinics.

In July and August, 2015, the Company made subordinated debt investments totaling $15.4 million in Community Intervention Services, Inc., a provider of community-based and outpatient behavioral health services.

In August, 2015, the Company made a $23.0 million investment in YummyEarth Inc. (“YummyEarth”) consisting of senior debt and equity. YummyEarth sells branded natural and organic snacks and candy products.

In August, 2015, the Company made a $5.0 million investment in All Metals Holding, LLC (“All Metals”) consisting of unitranche debt and equity. All Metals is a toll processer and value-added distributor of steel for automotive, building products, appliance, lawn & garden, energy and other end markets.

In August, 2015, the Company made a $10.3 million investment in Rotolo Consultants, Inc. and its affiliates (“Rotolo”) consisting of second lien debt and equity. Rotolo is a leading provider of landscaping maintenance and construction services throughout the southern United States.

In September, 2015, the Company made a $23.5 million investment in Consolidated Lumber Company LLC (“Consolidated”) consisting of unitranche debt and equity.  Consolidated is a leading provider of residential and commercial building and construction materials.

In September, 2015, the Company made a $20.0 million subordinated debt investment in Motor Vehicle Software Corporation, a provider of cloud-based software for electronic vehicle registration services to new and used auto dealers in California.

In September, 2015, the Company made a $19.0 million investment in Centerfield Media Holding Company (“Centerfield”) consisting of subordinated debt and equity. Centerfield is a digital advertising technology company that is focused on real-time biddable media.

In September, 2015, the Company made a $15.0 million investment in Baker Hill Acquisition, LLC (“Baker Hill”) consisting of second lien debt and equity.  Baker Hill, previously a division of Experian Information Solutions, provides a suite of SaaS-based loan origination software solutions to small and mid-sized financial institutions. 

In September, 2015, the Company made a $7.5 million subordinated debt investment in ADCS Clinics, LLC, the largest owner and operator of dermatology clinics in the United States.

In September, 2015, the Company made a $4.0 million subordinated debt investment in Avkem International, LLC, a supplier of specialty fluxes and refractory products used primarily in the recycled aluminum market.

New portfolio investments subsequent to quarter end are summarized as follows:

In October, 2015, the Company made a $16.5 million investment in California Products Corporation (“CPC”) consisting of subordinated debt and equity. CPC formulates and manufactures coatings for sports surfaces, coatings for specialty construction containment and paint products.

Conference Call to Discuss Third quarter 2015 Results

Triangle has scheduled a conference call to discuss third quarter 2015 operating and financial results for Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).

To listen to the call, please dial 877-312-5521 or 253-237-1143 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A taped replay will be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available until November 9, 2015. To access the replay, please dial 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406 and enter the passcode 57690252.

Triangle’s quarterly results conference call will also be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of its website at http://ir.tcap.com/events.cfm. Access the website 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the Company’s website until December 4, 2015.

Triangle will post a brief, pre-recorded on-demand podcast on the investor relations section of the Company’s website after 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, in conjunction with the filing of Triangle’s Form 10-Q. The purpose of the podcast is to provide interested analysts and investors with meaningful statistical and financial information in advance of the participatory earnings call on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

About Triangle Capital Corporation

Triangle Capital Corporation (www.TCAP.com) invests capital in established companies in the lower middle market to fund growth, changes of control and other corporate events.  Triangle offers a wide variety of investment structures with a primary focus on mezzanine financing with equity components.  Triangle’s investment objective is to seek attractive returns by generating current income from debt investments and capital appreciation from equity related investments.  Triangle’s investment philosophy is to partner with business owners, management teams and financial sponsors to provide flexible financing solutions.  Triangle typically invests $5.0 million – $35.0 million per transaction in companies with annual revenues between $20.0 million and $200.0 million and EBITDA between $3.0 million and $35.0 million.

Triangle has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“1940 Act”).  Triangle is required to comply with a series of regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NYSE, federal and state laws and regulations.  Triangle has elected to be treated as a regulated investment company under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  Failure to comply with any of the laws and regulations that apply to Triangle could have a material adverse effect on Triangle and its stockholders.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are likely to be affected by other unknowable future events and conditions, including elements of the future that are or are not under the Company’s control, and that the Company may or may not have considered; accordingly, such statements cannot be guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance.  Actual developments and results are highly likely to vary materially from these estimates and projections of the future and some of these uncertainties are enumerated in Triangle’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements are included in our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and stockholders may receive a hard copy of the completed audited financial statements free of charge upon request to the Company at 3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 530, Raleigh, NC 27612. Such statements speak only as of the time when made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.

TRIANGLE CAPITAL CORPORATION
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 
  September 30,  2015   December 31, 2014
  (Unaudited)    
Assets:      
Investments at fair value:      
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments (cost of $729,080,697 and $717,233,688 at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively) $ 712,063,003     $ 693,312,886  
Affiliate investments (cost of $218,351,766 and $175,182,171 at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively) 230,108,814     178,935,236  
Control investments (cost of $37,368,113 and $29,636,763 at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively) 25,927,233     14,975,000  
Total investments at fair value 968,099,050     887,223,122  
Cash and cash equivalents 53,034,307     78,759,026  
Interest and fees receivable 5,585,320     7,409,105  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 977,569     438,861  
Deferred financing fees 3,672,028     1,230,577  
Property and equipment, net 119,236     108,753  
Total assets $ 1,031,487,510     $ 975,169,444  
Liabilities:      
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 5,297,604     $ 7,144,673  
Interest payable 1,266,454     3,365,237  
Taxes payable 54,152     2,506,031  
Deferred income taxes 6,050,113     3,363,669  
Borrowings under credit facility 120,677,107     62,619,883  
Notes 161,995,214     145,646,224  
SBA-guaranteed debentures payable 220,413,189     219,697,098  
Total liabilities 515,753,833     444,342,815  
Commitments and contingencies      
Net Assets:      
Common stock, $0.001 par value per share (150,000,000 shares authorized, 33,321,349 and 32,950,288 shares issued and
outstanding as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)
33,321     32,950  
Additional paid-in capital 547,444,138     542,119,994  
Investment income in excess of distributions 13,665,361     12,926,514  
Accumulated realized gains (losses) (26,075,919 )   12,464,699  
Net unrealized depreciation (19,333,224 )   (36,717,528 )
Total net assets 515,733,677     530,826,629  
Total liabilities and net assets $ 1,031,487,510     $ 975,169,444  
Net asset value per share $ 15.48     $ 16.11  

TRIANGLE CAPITAL CORPORATION
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
               
               
  Three Months
Ended
  Three Months
Ended
  Nine Months
Ended
  Nine Months
Ended
  September 30,
 2015
  September 30,
 2014
  September 30,
 2015
  September 30,
 2014
Investment income:              
Interest income:              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments $ 18,051,486     $ 16,415,831     $ 51,993,071     $ 46,126,230  
Affiliate investments 4,294,512     2,293,761     12,685,241     6,858,273  
Control investments 248,609     39,742     298,090     127,085  
Total interest income 22,594,607     18,749,334     64,976,402     53,111,588  
Dividend income:              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments 259,431     3,159     1,893,825     1,054,775  
Affiliate investments 323,291     967,016     860,913     2,115,086  
Total dividend income 582,722     970,175     2,754,738     3,169,861  
Fee and other income:              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments 3,308,427     1,063,278     7,380,865     4,101,596  
Affiliate investments 337,343     175,421     2,334,396     839,222  
Control investments 100,000     100,000     300,000     801,852  
Total fee and other income 3,745,770     1,338,699     10,015,261     5,742,670  
Payment-in-kind interest income:              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments 2,735,701     3,087,464     8,077,552     9,489,524  
Affiliate investments 1,126,244     668,201     3,445,253     2,135,374  
Control investments             12,071  
Total payment-in-kind interest income 3,861,945     3,755,665     11,522,805     11,636,969  
Interest income from cash and cash equivalents 58,401     61,897     178,713     193,393  
Total investment income 30,843,445     24,875,770     89,447,919     73,854,481  
Operating expenses:              
Interest and other financing fees 6,561,298     5,292,967     20,319,093     15,591,022  
General and administrative expenses 5,764,151     4,166,165     16,675,066     14,345,132  
Total operating expenses 12,325,449     9,459,132     36,994,159     29,936,154  
Net investment income 18,517,996     15,416,638     52,453,760     43,918,327  
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments and foreign currency borrowings:              
Net realized gains (losses):              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments 2,331,742     5,231,548     8,746,844     16,966,024  
Affiliate investments (503,907 )   (200,000 )   (237,399 )   28,252  
Control investments (18,323,508 )       (38,807,152 )   (208,553 )
Net realized gains (losses) (16,495,673 )   5,031,548     (30,297,707 )   16,785,723  
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation):              
Investments 14,375,221     (29,639,438 )   15,441,528     (32,310,388 )
Foreign currency borrowings 1,081,391     501,364     1,942,776     466,630  
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) 15,456,612     (29,138,074 )   17,384,304     (31,843,758 )
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments and foreign currency borrowings (1,039,061 )   (24,106,526 )   (12,913,403 )   (15,058,035 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt         (1,394,017 )    
Benefit (Provision) for taxes 393,437     (122,439 )   255,562     (975,782 )
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $ 17,872,372     $ (8,812,327 )   $ 38,401,902     $ 27,884,510  
Net investment income per share—basic and diluted $ 0.56     $ 0.51     $ 1.58     $ 1.53  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per share—basic and diluted $ 0.54     $ (0.29 )   $ 1.16     $ 0.97  
Dividends/distributions per share:              
Regular quarterly dividends/distributions $ 0.54     $ 0.54     $ 1.62     $ 1.62  
Supplemental dividends/distributions 0.05     0.05     0.15     0.35  
Total dividends/distributions per share $ 0.59     $ 0.59     $ 1.77     $ 1.97  
Weighted average shares outstanding—basic and diluted 33,274,586     30,412,036     33,203,414     28,718,753  

TRIANGLE CAPITAL CORPORATION
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
       
       
  Nine Months
Ended
  Nine Months
Ended
  September 30,
2015
  September 30,
2014
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations $ 38,401,902     $ 27,884,510  
Adjustments to reconcile net increase in net assets resulting from operations to net cash used in operating activities:      
Purchases of portfolio investments (352,445,028 )   (345,617,501 )
Repayments received/sales of portfolio investments 261,002,599     154,891,195  
Loan origination and other fees received 5,741,331     5,669,609  
Net realized loss (gain) on investments 30,297,707     (16,785,723 )
Net unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on investments (18,127,974 )   32,073,570  
Net unrealized appreciation on foreign currency borrowings (1,942,776 )   (466,630 )
Deferred income taxes 2,686,444     236,818  
Payment-in-kind interest accrued, net of payments received (2,084,305 )   (3,965,352 )
Amortization of deferred financing fees 1,636,224     1,225,815  
Loss on extinguishment of debt 1,394,017      
Accretion of loan origination and other fees (4,897,834 )   (2,705,077 )
Accretion of loan discounts (362,424 )   (809,647 )
Accretion of discount on SBA-guaranteed debentures payable 140,185     137,257  
Depreciation expense 44,552     33,412  
Stock-based compensation 5,200,761     4,334,437  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Interest and fees receivable 1,823,785     764,525  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (538,708 )   187,748  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (1,847,069 )   (3,693,239 )
Interest payable (2,098,783 )   (1,927,801 )
Taxes payable (2,451,879 )   (636,511 )
Net cash used in operating activities (38,427,273 )   (149,168,585 )
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of property and equipment (55,035 )   (70,644 )
Net cash used in investing activities (55,035 )   (70,644 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Borrowings under SBA-guaranteed debentures payable     31,310,000  
Borrowings under credit facility 174,000,000     20,000,000  
Repayments of credit facility (114,000,000 )   (20,000,000 )
Proceeds from notes 83,372,640      
Redemption of notes (69,000,000 )    
Financing fees paid (2,919,436 )   (801,475 )
Net proceeds (expenses) related to public offering of common stock (54,967 )   127,821,377  
Common stock withheld for payroll taxes upon vesting of restricted stock (2,497,712 )   (2,608,031 )
Cash dividends/distributions paid (56,142,936 )   (55,774,847 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 12,757,589     99,947,024  
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (25,724,719 )   (49,292,205 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 78,759,026     133,304,346  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 53,034,307     $ 84,012,141  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:      
Cash paid for interest $ 19,798,265     $ 15,625,243  
Summary of non-cash financing transactions:      
Dividends/distributions paid through DRIP share issuances $ 2,676,433     $ 2,119,348  

 

CONTACT: Contacts

Sheri Blair Colquitt
Vice President, Investor Relations
919-719-4784
scolquitt@tcap.com

Steven C. Lilly
Chief Financial Officer
919-719-4789
slilly@tcap.com