OHA Investment Corporation Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

NEW YORK, May 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OHA Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:OHAI) (the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Management will discuss the Company’s results summarized below on a conference call on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.(Eastern Time).

Summary results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018:
Total investment income:  $2.3 million, or $0.11 per share
Net investment loss:  $(0.1) million, or $(0.01) per share
Net realized and unrealized  gains:  $1.8 million, or $0.09 per share
Net asset value:  $49.1 million, or $2.43 per share
New portfolio investments added during the quarter:  $10.9 million (par value)
Fair value of portfolio investments:  $65.0 million

Portfolio Activity
The fair value of our investment portfolio was $65.0 million at March 31, 2018, increasing 0.2% compared to December 31, 2017. In the first quarter of 2018, the Company added investments in six new portfolio companies, investing $10.8 million, and had realizations totaling $13.6 million. During the quarter, our energy exposure in our investment portfolio was reduced to 0% as of the result of the redemption of our $11.5 million investment in the Talos senior unsecured notes at par in February. The current weighted average yield of our portfolio based on the cost and fair value of our yielding investments was 13.6% and 14.1%, respectively, as of March 31, 2018.

In January 2018, we purchased $0.7 million of second lien term loan in Safe Fleet, a provider of safety products for fleet vehicles worldwide. The Safe Fleet second lien term loan was purchased at a 0.50% discount to par, earns interest payable in cash at a rate of LIBOR+6.75% with a 1% floor, and matures in February 2026.

Also in January 2018, we purchased $0.5 million of second lien term loan in MedRisk LLC., or MedRisk, a leading provider of managed care services for the workers’ compensation industry and related market sectors. The MedRisk second lien term loan was purchased at a 0.50% discount to par, earns interest payable in cash at a rate of LIBOR+6.75%, and matures in December 2025.

In February 2018, our remaining position in Talos of $11.5 million was redeemed at par. This legacy energy investment was initiated in February 2013, generated a gross unlevered internal rate of return of 9.95%, and a return on investment of 1.30x.

Also in February 2018, we added $5.0 million of second lien term loan in CVS Holdings, I, LP., or MyEyeDr., a provider of vision care services, prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, and contact lenses. The MyEyeDr. second lien term loan was purchased at a 0.50% discount to par, earns interest payable in cash at a rate of LIBOR+6.75% with a 1% floor, and matures in February 2026.

Also in February 2018, we purchased $0.3 million of second lien term loan in EaglePicher Technologies LLC., or EaglePicher, a leading provider of mission-critical power solutions for high-value applications within the defense, aerospace, and medical end-markets. The EaglePicher second lien term loan was purchased at a 0.75% discount to par, earns interest payable in cash at a rate of LIBOR+7.25%, and matures in March 2026.

In March 2018, we purchased $1.25 million of second lien term loan in AlliedUniversal HoldCo LLC., or AlliedUniversal, a provider of contract security services in the United States. The AlliedUniversal second lien term loan was purchased at par, earns interest payable in cash at a rate of LIBOR+8.50% with a 1% floor and matures in July 2023.

Also in March 2018, we purchased $1.6 million of first lien last out revolver and $0.5 million of first lien last out term loan to CC Dental Implants Intermediate, or ClearChoice, a provider of full-mouth dental restoration and dental implant services throughout the United States. The ClearChoice first lien last out revolver and term loan were purchased at a 1% discount to par, earn interest of LIBOR+6.50% with 1% floor, and mature in January 2023. At March 31, 2018, the funded portion balance of the ClearChoice revolver was $0.6 million. Both the first lien last out revolver and term loan are entitled to skim interest on the first lien first out term loan which will initially increase the interest rate spread by approximately 28 basis points.

Operating Results
Investment income totaled $2.3 million for the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 7.0% compared to $2.5 million in the corresponding quarter of 2017. The decrease was primarily attributable to a decrease in investment income due to a lower average portfolio balance partially offset by a higher weighted average yield on our investments for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2018 were $2.4 million, an increase of $0.1 million, or 5.1%, compared to operating expenses for the first quarter of 2017. Interest expense and bank fees decreased by 15.5% to $0.8 million from $1.0 million compared to the same period in the prior year largely due to lower principal balance due to a partial repayment in December 2017. Management fees decreased by 29.8% to $0.4 million from $0.6 million due to lower base management fees as a result of lower average asset base subject to the base management fee. Professional fees increased by 137.3% to $0.6 million from $0.3 million primarily due to an increase in legal fees. Other general and administrative expenses decreased by 3.1% to $0.4 million from $0.4 million primarily due to a decrease in employee related expenses compared to the three months ended March 31, 2017.

The resulting net investment loss was $(0.1) million or $(0.01) per share, for the first quarter of 2018, compared to $0.2 million, or $0.01 per share, for the first quarter of 2017. The decrease in net investment income was driven by lower investment income and an increase in legal fees.

We recorded net realized and unrealized gain on investments totaling $1.8 million or $0.09 per share, for the first quarter of 2018, compared to $19.3 million loss, or $(0.96) per share, for the first quarter of 2017. A significant portion of the loss recognized in the first quarter of 2017 was the $21.2 million write-down in Castex, a legacy energy portfolio investment.

Overall, we experienced a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $1.7 million, or $0.08 per share, for the first quarter of 2018. After declaring a quarterly dividend during the period of $0.02 per share, our net asset value increased 2.5% from $2.37 per share as of December 31, 2017 to $2.43 per share as of March 31, 2018.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
At March 31, 2018, we had cash and cash equivalents totaling $22.2 million. The total amount outstanding under our credit facility at March 31, 2018 was $36.0 million with $0.0 million available to draw.

On February 2, 2018, we exercised the option to extend the Credit Facility to September 9, 2018, as permitted in our existing Credit Agreement.

On May 7, 2018, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.02 per share, payable on July 9, 2018 to holders of record as of June 30, 2018.

Additional Disclosure
Investments are considered to be fully realized when the original investment at the security level has been fully exited.  Internal rate of return, or IRR, is a measure of our discounted cash flows (inflows and outflows). Specifically, IRR is the discount rate at which the net present value of all cash flows is equal to zero. That is, IRR is the discount rate at which the present value of total capital invested in our investments is equal to the present value of all realized returns from the investments. Our IRR calculations are unaudited.  Capital invested, with respect to an investment, represents the aggregate cost of the investment, net of any upfront fees paid at closing. Realized returns, with respect to an investment, represents the total cash received with respect to an investment, including all amortization payments, interest, dividends, prepayment fees, administrative fees, amendment fees, accrued interest, and other fees and proceeds. Gross IRR, with respect to an investment, is calculated based on the dates that we invested capital and dates we received distributions.  Gross IRR reflects historical results relating to our past performance and is not necessarily indicative of our future results. In addition, gross IRR does not reflect the effect of management fees, expenses, incentive fees or taxes borne, or to be borne, by us or our stockholders, and would be lower if it did.

Webcast / Conference Call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on May 15, 2018
We invite all interested persons to participate in our conference call on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). The dial-in number for the call is (877) 303-7617. International callers can access the conference by dialing (760) 666-3609. Conference ID is 7459767. Callers are encouraged to dial in at least 5-10 minutes prior to the call. The presentation materials for the call will be accessible on the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at www.ohainvestmentcorporation.com.

OHA INVESTMENT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

    March 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
    (unaudited)    
Assets        
Investments in portfolio securities at fair value        
Affiliate investments  (cost: $24,267 and $23,263, respectively)   $ 18,177     $ 18,179  
Non-affiliate investments  (cost: $129,681 and $132,429, respectively)   46,863     46,751  
Total portfolio investments  (cost: $153,948 and $155,692, respectively)   65,040     64,930  
Investments in U.S. Treasury Bills at fair value  (cost: $14,996 and $19,994, respectively)   14,996     19,994  
Total investments   80,036     84,924  
Cash and cash equivalents   22,235     19,939  
Accounts receivable and other current assets   6      
Interest receivable   457     632  
Due from broker   103      
Other prepaid assets   11     21  
Deferred tax asset   591     632  
Total current assets   23,403     21,224  
Total assets   $ 103,439     $ 106,148  
         
Liabilities        
Current liabilities        
Distributions payable   $ 403     $ 403  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   1,682     1,585  
Due to broker   1,250      
Due to affiliate   96     562  
Management and incentive fees payable   400     426  
Income taxes payable   30     24  
Repurchase agreement   14,695     19,592  
Short-term debt, net of debt issuance costs   35,783     35,785  
Total current liabilities   54,339     58,377  
Long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs        
Total liabilities   54,339     58,377  
Commitments and contingencies        
Net assets        
Common stock, $.001 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized; 20,172,392 and 20,172,392 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   20     20  
Paid-in capital in excess of par   234,553     234,553  
Undistributed net investment loss   (2,611 )   (2,113 )
Undistributed net realized capital loss   (97,072 )   (97,043 )
Net unrealized depreciation on investments   (85,790 )   (87,646 )
Total net assets   49,100     47,771  
Total liabilities and net assets   $ 103,439     $ 106,148  
Net asset value per share   $ 2.43     $ 2.37  
 

OHA INVESTMENT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)

    For the three months
ended March 31,
    2018   2017
Investment income:        
Interest income:        
Interest income   $ 2,228     $ 2,404  
Dividend income        
Money market interest   49      
Other income   6     51  
Total investment income   2,283     2,455  
Operating expenses:        
Interest expense and bank fees   823     974  
Management fees   400     570  
Incentive fees   1      
Costs related to strategic alternatives review   75      
Professional fees   643     271  
Other general and administrative expenses   370     382  
Director fees   61     61  
Total operating expenses   2,373     2,258  
Waived incentive fees   (1 )    
Income tax provision, net   6     4  
Net investment income (loss)   (95 )   193  
         
Net realized capital gain (loss) on investments, net of tax   (29 )   95  
Total net realized capital gain (loss) on investments   (29 )   95  
         
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments, net of tax      1,856     (19,379 )
Total net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments   1,856     (19,379 )
         
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations   $ 1,732     $ (19,091 )
         
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per common share   $ 0.08     $ (0.95 )
         
Distributions declared per common share   $ 0.02     $ 0.02  
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted   20,172     20,172  
             
Per Share Data            
Net asset value, beginning of period   $ 2.37     $ 3.99  
         
Net investment income   (0.01 )   0.01  
Net realized and unrealized loss on investments   0.09     (0.96 )
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations   0.08     (0.95 )
Distributions to common stockholders        
Distributions from net investment income   (0.02 )   (0.02 )
Net decrease in net assets from distributions   (0.02 )   (0.02 )
         
Net asset value, end of period   $ 2.43     $ 3.02  
             

About OHA Investment Corporation

OHA Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:OHAI) is a specialty finance company designed to provide its investors with current income and capital appreciation. OHAI focuses primarily on providing creative direct lending solutions to middle market private companies across industry sectors. OHAI is externally managed by Oak Hill Advisors, L.P., a leading independent investment firm (www.oakhilladvisors.com). Oak Hill Advisors has deep experience in direct lending, having invested over $5 billion in over 140 direct lending investments over the past 15 years.

Forward-Looking Statements
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CONTACTS:
Steven T. Wayne – President and Chief Executive Officer
Cory E. Gilbert – Chief Financial Officer
Lisa R. Price – Chief Compliance Officer
OHAICInvestorRelations@oakhilladvisors.com 

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