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BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results Including Net Investment Income of $0.34 Per Share; Declares Second Quarter 2022 Dividend of $0.30 Per Share; 10 Years of Consistent Quarterly Dividend Coverage

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2022-- BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. (“we,” “us,” “our,” “TCPC” or the “Company”), a business development company (NASDAQ: TCPC), today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022 and filed its Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net investment income for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 was $19.8 million, or $0.34 per share on a diluted basis, which exceeded the dividend of $0.30 per share paid on March 31, 2022.
  • Net increase in net assets from operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 was $12.4 million, or $0.22 per share, compared to $32.6 million, or $0.56 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2021.
  • Net asset value per share was $14.27 at March 31, 2022 compared to $14.36 at December 31, 2021. The change in net asset value quarter-over-quarter included $7.2 million, or $0.13 per share, in net unrealized losses driven primarily by the market-to-market impact of wider market spreads.
  • Total acquisitions during the quarter ended March 31, 2022 were $112.4 million and total dispositions were $153.4 million.
  • The credit quality of the portfolio remains strong with debt investments in just two portfolio companies on non-accrual status, representing 0.3% of the portfolio at fair value and 0.9% at cost as of March 31, 2022.
  • Fitch reaffirmed the Company’s investment-grade rating with stable outlook during the first quarter.
  • All $140.0 million of the 2022 Convertible Notes matured on March 1, 2022. The 2022 Convertible Notes bore interest at an annual rate of 4.625%. No notes were converted prior to their maturity.
  • On May 4, 2022, our board of directors declared a second quarter dividend of $0.30 per share payable on June 30, 2022 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 16, 2022.

“We invested in a number of new opportunities in the first quarter, maintaining a highly diverse portfolio and excellent credit quality,” said Rajneesh Vig, BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. Chairman and CEO. “Despite volatility in the broader markets, we are leveraging the power and breadth of the BlackRock platform and our team’s deep experience in direct lending, to selectively deploy capital on favorable terms. Importantly, we are well-positioned for rising interest rates, as 95% of our debt investments are floating rate, and we are confident in our team’s ability to generate strong ongoing risk-adjusted returns for our shareholders.”

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

As of March 31, 2022, our investment portfolio consisted of debt and equity positions in 119 portfolio companies with a total fair value of approximately $1.8 billion, 88% of which was senior secured debt. 74% of the total portfolio was first lien. Equity positions, which include equity interests in diversified portfolios of debt and lease assets, represented approximately 12% of the portfolio. 95% of our debt investments were floating rate, 92% of which had interest rate floors.

As of March 31, 2022, the weighted average annual effective yield of our debt portfolio was approximately 9.1%(1) and the weighted average annual effective yield of our total portfolio was approximately 8.7%, compared with 9.2% and 8.7%, respectively, as of December 31, 2021. Debt investments in two portfolio companies were on non-accrual status as of March 31, 2022, representing 0.3% of the portfolio at fair value and 0.9% at cost.

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, we invested approximately $112.4 million, primarily in 11 investments, comprised of 8 new and 3 existing portfolio companies. Of these investments, $111.4 million, or 99.2% of total acquisitions, were in senior secured loans. The remaining $1.0 million (0.8% of total acquisitions) was comprised of equity investments. Additionally, we received approximately $153.4 million in proceeds from sales or repayments of investments during the three months ended March 31, 2022. New investments during the quarter had a weighted average effective yield of 8.4%. Investments we exited had a weighted average effective yield of 9.2%. We expect to continue to invest in senior secured loans, bonds and subordinated debt, as well as select equity investments, to obtain a high level of current income, with an emphasis on principal protection.

As of March 31, 2022, total assets were $1.9 billion, net assets were $824.5 million and net asset value per share was $14.27, as compared to $1.9 billion, $829.5 million, and $14.36 per share, respectively, as of December 31, 2021.

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Total investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was approximately $42.2 million, or $0.73 per share. Investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2022 included $0.04 per share from prepayment premiums and related accelerated original issue discount and exit fee amortization, $0.04 per share from recurring original issue discount and exit fee amortization, $0.02 per share from interest income paid in kind, and $0.03 per share of dividend income. This reflects our policy of recording interest income, adjusted for amortization of premiums and discounts, on an accrual basis. Origination, structuring, closing, commitment, and similar upfront fees received in connection with the outlay of capital are generally amortized into interest income over the life of the respective debt investment.

Total operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2022 were approximately $22.4 million, or $0.39 per share, including interest and other debt expenses of $9.3 million, or $0.16 per share, and incentive compensation from net investment income of $4.2 million, or $0.07 per share. Excluding incentive compensation, interest and other debt expenses, annualized first quarter expenses were 4.3% of average net assets.

Net investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was approximately $19.8 million, or $0.34 per share. Net unrealized losses for the three months ended March 31, 2022 were $7.2 million, or $0.13 per share, primarily driven by mark-to-market adjustments across the portfolio as a result of wider market spreads, as well as a $3.7 million reversal of previously recognized unrealized gains on our investment in CORE Entertainment, partially offset by a $3.6 million unrealized gain on our investment in 36th Street, a $3.4 million unrealized gain on our investment in Razor Group and a $2.2 million unrealized gain on our investment in Hylan. Net realized losses for the three months ended March 31, 2022 were $0.08 million. Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $12.4 million, or $0.22 per share.

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(1) Weighted average annual effective yield includes amortization of deferred debt origination and end-of-term fees and accretion of original issue discount, but excludes market discount and any prepayment and make-whole fee income. The weighted average effective yield on our debt portfolio excludes any debt investments that are distressed or on non-accrual status.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

As of March 31, 2022, available liquidity was approximately $244.7 million, comprised of approximately $200.8 million in available capacity under our leverage program, $43.7 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $0.2 million in net outstanding settlements of investments purchased.

The combined weighted-average interest rate on debt outstanding at March 31, 2022 was 2.91%.

Total debt outstanding at March 31, 2022 was as follows:

 

 

Maturity

 

Rate

 

 

Carrying

Value (1)

 

 

Available

 

 

Total

Capacity

 

 

Operating Facility

 

2026

 

L+1.75%

(2)

 

$

206,228,449

 

 

$

93,771,551

 

 

$

300,000,000

 

(3)

Funding Facility II

 

2025

 

L+2.00%

(4)

 

 

103,000,000

 

 

 

97,000,000

 

 

 

200,000,000

 

(5)

SBA Debentures

 

2024−2031

 

2.52%

(6)

 

 

150,000,000

 

 

 

10,000,000

 

 

 

160,000,000

 

 

2024 Notes ($250 million par)

 

2024

 

3.900%

 

 

 

248,564,441

 

 

 

 

 

 

248,564,441

 

 

2026 Notes ($325 million par)

 

2026

 

2.850%

 

 

 

326,456,766

 

 

 

 

 

 

326,456,766

 

 

Total leverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,034,249,656

 

 

$

200,771,551

 

 

$

1,235,021,207

 

 

Unamortized issuance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,338,159

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt, net of unamortized issuance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,027,911,497

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Except for the 2024 Notes and the 2026 Notes, all carrying values are the same as the principal amounts outstanding.

(2)

 

As of March 31, 2022, $8.2 million of the outstanding amount bore interest at a rate of EURIBOR + 2.00% and $3.0 million of the outstanding amount bore interest at a rate of Prime + 1.00%.

(3)

 

Operating Facility includes a $100.0 million accordion which allows for expansion of the facility to up to $400.0 million subject to consent from the lender and other customary conditions.

(4)

 

Subject to certain funding requirements.

(5)

 

Funding Facility II includes a $50.0 million accordion which allows for expansion of the facility to up to $250.0 million subject to consent from the lender and other customary conditions.

(6)

 

Weighted-average interest rate, excluding fees of 0.35% or 0.36%.

On April 28, 2022, our board of directors re-approved our stock repurchase plan to acquire up to $50.0 million in the aggregate of our common stock at prices at certain thresholds below our net asset value per share, in accordance with the guidelines specified in Rule 10b-18 and Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, no shares were repurchased.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

On May 4, 2022, our board of directors declared a second quarter dividend of $0.30 per share payable on June 30, 2022 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 16, 2022.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results. All interested parties are invited to participate in the conference call by dialing (844) 200-6205; international callers should dial (929) 526-1599. All participants should reference the access code 150814. For a slide presentation that we intend to refer to on the earnings conference call, please visit the Investor Relations section of our website (www.tcpcapital.com) and click on the First Quarter 2022 Investor Presentation under Events and Presentations. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously in the investor relations section of our website at http://investors.tcpcapital.com/. An archived replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the live call, through May 11, 2022. For the replay, please visit https://investors.tcpcapital.com/events-and-presentations or dial (866) 813-9403. For international replay, please dial (929) 458-6194. For all replays, please reference access code 783622.

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments, at fair value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (cost of $1,610,252,588 and $1,637,897,868, respectively)

 

$

1,601,553,609

 

 

$

1,638,843,507

 

Non-controlled, affiliated investments (cost of $38,020,928 and $37,457,524, respectively)

 

 

94,931,232

 

 

 

97,207,404

 

Controlled investments (cost of $135,233,889 and $146,247,518, respectively)

 

 

99,266,004

 

 

 

105,087,211

 

Total investments (cost of $1,783,507,405 and $1,821,602,910, respectively)

 

 

1,795,750,845

 

 

 

1,841,138,122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

43,651,392

 

 

 

19,552,273

 

Interest, dividends and fees receivable

 

 

21,458,518

 

 

 

20,061,104

 

Deferred debt issuance costs

 

 

4,493,408

 

 

 

4,786,736

 

Receivable for investments sold

 

 

234,473

 

 

 

6,024,981

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

3,326,404

 

 

 

2,666,111

 

Total assets

 

 

1,868,915,040

 

 

 

1,894,229,327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt (net of deferred issuance costs of $6,338,159 and $6,878,110, respectively)

 

 

1,027,911,497

 

 

 

1,012,461,340

 

Management fees payable

 

 

6,388,710

 

 

 

6,304,176

 

Incentive fees payable

 

 

4,190,230

 

 

 

3,742,443

 

Interest and debt related payables

 

 

3,209,435

 

 

 

10,863,683

 

Reimbursements due to the Advisor

 

 

1,056,851

 

 

 

942,094

 

Payable for investments purchased

 

 

 

 

 

28,994,390

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

1,695,989

 

 

 

1,464,565

 

Total liabilities

 

 

1,044,452,712

 

 

 

1,064,772,691

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

$

824,462,328

 

 

$

829,456,636

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composition of net assets applicable to common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized, 57,767,264 and 57,767,264 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

 

$

57,767

 

 

$

57,767

 

Paid-in capital in excess of par

 

 

963,100,315

 

 

 

966,409,911

 

Distributable earnings (loss)

 

 

(138,695,754

)

 

 

(137,011,042

)

Total net assets

 

 

824,462,328

 

 

 

829,456,636

 

Total liabilities and net assets

 

$

1,868,915,040

 

 

$

1,894,229,327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets per share

$

14.27

$

14.36

 

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Investment income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income (excluding PIK):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments

 

$

37,427,955

 

 

$

33,853,312

 

Non-controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

33,108

 

 

 

26,097

 

Controlled investments

 

 

1,912,504

 

 

 

1,650,033

 

PIK income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments

 

 

1,080,205

 

 

 

1,304,701

 

Dividend income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments

 

 

261,229

 

 

 

819,355

 

Non-controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

563,404

 

 

 

1,696,660

 

Controlled investments

 

 

713,825

 

 

 

892,050

 

Other income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments

 

 

152,477

 

 

 

47,118

 

Non-controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

6,202

 

 

 

874,576

 

Total investment income

 

 

42,150,909

 

 

 

41,163,902

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other debt expenses

 

 

9,345,204

 

 

 

10,105,887

 

Management fees

 

 

6,667,727

 

 

 

5,943,362

 

Incentive fees

 

 

4,190,230

 

 

 

4,691,458

 

Professional fees

 

 

570,395

 

 

 

290,334

 

Administrative expenses

 

 

477,059

 

 

 

539,947

 

Director fees

 

 

223,000

 

 

 

250,000

 

Insurance expense

 

 

181,061

 

 

 

135,000

 

Custody fees

 

 

83,929

 

 

 

59,183

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

658,364

 

 

 

707,345

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

22,396,969

 

 

 

22,722,516

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

 

19,753,940

 

 

 

18,441,386

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments and foreign currency

 

Net realized gain (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments

 

 

46,267

 

 

 

2,079,315

 

Non-controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

 

 

 

1,028,057

 

Controlled investments

 

 

(124,801

)

 

 

 

Net realized gain (loss)

 

 

(78,534

)

 

 

3,107,372

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments

 

 

(9,579,291

)

 

 

(6,577,847

)

Non-controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

(2,839,577

)

 

 

7,790,576

 

Controlled investments

 

 

5,192,422

 

 

 

(1,212,729

)

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)

 

 

(7,226,446

)

 

 

13,936,064

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realized and unrealized gain (loss)

 

 

(7,304,980

)

 

 

17,043,436

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations

 

$

12,448,960

 

 

$

35,484,822

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$

0.22

 

 

$

0.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

57,767,264

 

 

 

57,767,264

 

 

ABOUT BLACKROCK TCP CAPITAL CORP.

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCPC) is a specialty finance company focused on direct lending to middle-market companies as well as small businesses. TCPC lends primarily to companies with established market positions, strong regional or national operations, differentiated products and services and sustainable competitive advantages, investing across industries in which it has significant knowledge and expertise. TCPC’s investment objective is to achieve high total returns through current income and capital appreciation, with an emphasis on principal protection. TCPC is a publicly-traded business development company, or BDC, regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is externally managed by its advisor, a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. For more information, visit www.tcpcapital.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Prospective investors considering an investment in BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. should consider the investment objectives, risks and expenses of the company carefully before investing. This information and other information about the company are available in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Copies are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the company’s website at www.tcpcapital.com. Prospective investors should read these materials carefully before investing.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management of the company at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation, changes in general economic conditions or changes in the conditions of the industries in which the company makes investments, risks associated with the availability and terms of financing, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, and regulatory changes. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements are included in the “Risk Factors” section of the company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and the company’s subsequent periodic filings with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the company’s website at www.tcpcapital.com. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and are subject to change without notice. The company has no duty and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements based on the occurrence of future events, the receipt of new information, or otherwise.

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.
Katie McGlynn
310-566-1094
investor.relations@tcpcapital.com

Source: BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.