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TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Achieves New Record for Portfolio Fair Value of $877 Million and Net Investment Income of $0.41 Per Share for the Second Quarter

Declares Third Quarter 2022 Distribution of $0.36 Per Share

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2022-- TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. (NYSE: TPVG) (the “Company,” “TPVG,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), the leading financing provider to venture growth stage companies backed by a select group of venture capital firms in technology and other high growth industries, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 and the declaration by its Board of Directors of its third quarter 2022 distribution of $0.36 per share.

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights

  • Signed a record level $803.6 million of term sheets with venture growth stage companies at TriplePoint Capital LLC (“TPC”) and TPVG closed a record level $259.9 million of new debt commitments to venture growth stage companies;
  • Funded $157.6 million in debt investments to 20 portfolio companies with a 13.6% weighted average annualized portfolio yield at origination;
  • Achieved a 14.5% weighted average annualized portfolio yield on total debt investments for the quarter;
  • Earned net investment income of $12.7 million, or $0.41 per share;
  • Realized an 11.8% return on average equity, based on net investment income during the quarter;
  • TPVG portfolio company Grove Collaborative Holdings, Inc. closed its SPAC merger;
  • In April, DBRS, Inc. reaffirmed TPVG’s investment grade rating, BBB Long-Term Issuer rating, with a stable trend outlook;
  • 13 portfolio companies raised an aggregate $939.0 million of capital in private financing rounds during the quarter;
  • Held debt investments in record level 56 portfolio companies, warrants in 95 portfolio companies and equity investments in 45 portfolio companies as of June 30, 2022;
  • Debt investment portfolio weighted average investment ranking of 2.06 as of quarter’s end;
  • Net asset value of $404.3 million, or $13.01 per share, as of June 30, 2022;
  • Ended the quarter with a 1.24x leverage ratio; and
  • Declared a third quarter distribution of $0.36 per share, payable on September 30, 2022; bringing total declared distributions to $12.58 per share since the Company’s initial public offering.

Year to Date 2022 Highlights

  • Earned net investment income of $26.2 million, or $0.84 per share;
  • Paid distributions of $0.72 per share;
  • Signed $1.5 billion of term sheets with venture growth stage companies at TPC and TPVG closed $385.7 million of new debt commitments to venture growth stage companies;
  • Funded $220.3 million in debt investments to 26 portfolio companies with a 13.5% weighted average annualized portfolio yield at origination and funded $3.1 million in direct equity investments in private rounds of financing to eight portfolio companies;
  • Achieved a 15.0% weighted average annualized portfolio yield on total debt investments;
  • Raised $125.0 million in aggregate principal amount from the private issuance of 5.00% fixed rate, institutional notes due 2027;
  • In April, DBRS, Inc. reaffirmed TPVG’s investment grade rating, BBB Long-Term Issuer rating, with a stable trend outlook;
  • Three TPVG portfolio companies completed SPAC mergers; and
  • Estimated undistributed taxable earnings from net investment income of $14.3 million, or $0.46 per share, as of June 30, 2022.

“Despite the volatile markets, the demand for our debt financing remains strong,” said Jim Labe, chairman and chief executive officer of TPVG. “With our focus on high quality venture growth stage companies, we achieved several key objectives during the quarter including growing our portfolio to record levels, over-earning our dividend, and generating strong portfolio yields.”

“Our portfolio companies further demonstrated their strong outlook during the first half of 2022, as they continued to complete capital raises, with $1.7 billion raised in the first half of 2022,” said Sajal Srivastava, president and chief investment officer of the Company. “In this market, we continue to concentrate on maintaining the quality of our investment portfolio and deploying our capital in a disciplined manner to create long-term shareholder value.”

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

During the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company entered into $259.9 million of new debt commitments with 17 portfolio companies, funded debt investments totaling $157.6 million to 20 portfolio companies, acquired warrants valued at $2.1 million in 16 portfolio companies and made equity investments of $0.7 million in four portfolio companies. Debt investments funded during the quarter carried a weighted average annualized portfolio yield of 13.6% at origination. During the quarter, the Company received $50.2 million of principal prepayments, $4.8 million of early repayments and $10.3 million of scheduled principal amortization. The weighted average annualized portfolio yield on total debt investments for the second quarter was 14.5%. The Company calculates weighted average portfolio yield as the annualized rate of the interest income recognized during the period divided by the average amortized cost of debt investments in the portfolio during the period. The return on average equity for the second quarter was 11.8%. The Company calculates return on average equity as the annualized rate of net investment income recognized during the period divided by the Company’s average net asset value during the period.

As of June 30, 2022, the Company held debt investments in 56 portfolio companies, warrants in 95 portfolio companies and equity investments in 45 portfolio companies. The total cost and fair value of these investments were $880.3 million and $876.7 million, respectively.

Total portfolio investment activity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 was as follows:

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,

 

For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

(in thousands)

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

Beginning portfolio at fair value

 

$

806,447

 

 

$

633,696

 

 

$

865,340

 

 

$

633,779

 

New debt investments, net(a)

 

 

154,391

 

 

 

74,444

 

 

 

215,850

 

 

 

130,087

 

Scheduled principal amortization

 

 

(10,296

)

 

 

(23,113

)

 

 

(16,164

)

 

 

(38,183

)

Principal prepayments and early repayments

 

 

(55,038

)

 

 

(46,000

)

 

 

(170,572

)

 

 

(81,966

)

Net amortization and accretion of premiums and discounts and end-of-term payments

 

 

3,609

 

 

 

494

 

 

 

5,542

 

 

 

1,612

 

Payment-in-kind coupon

 

 

1,352

 

 

 

2,232

 

 

 

2,935

 

 

 

4,213

 

New warrant investments

 

 

2,145

 

 

 

2,246

 

 

 

2,960

 

 

 

3,867

 

New equity investments

 

 

1,100

 

 

 

509

 

 

 

3,796

 

 

 

3,153

 

Proceeds from dispositions of investments

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(246

)

 

 

(15,000

)

Net realized gains (losses) on investments

 

 

(670

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(1,664

)

 

 

(15,703

)

Net change in unrealized gains (losses) on investments

 

 

(26,322

)

 

 

3,209

 

 

 

(31,059

)

 

 

21,858

 

Ending portfolio at fair value

 

$

876,718

 

 

$

647,717

 

 

$

876,718

 

 

$

647,717

 

_____________

(a)

Debt balance is net of fees and discounts applied to the loan at origination.

SIGNED TERM SHEETS

During the three months ended June 30, 2022, TPC entered into $803.6 million of non-binding term sheets to venture growth stage companies. These opportunities are subject to underwriting conditions including, but not limited to, the completion of due diligence, negotiation of definitive documentation and investment committee approval, as well as compliance with TPC’s allocation policy. Accordingly, there is no assurance that any or all of these transactions will be completed or assigned to the Company.

UNFUNDED COMMITMENTS

As of June 30, 2022, the Company’s unfunded commitments totaled $334.2 million, of which $96.6 million was dependent upon portfolio companies reaching certain milestones. Of the $334.2 million of unfunded commitments, $100.2 million will expire during 2022 and $234.0 million will expire during or after 2023, if not drawn prior to expiration. Since these commitments may expire without being drawn, unfunded commitments do not necessarily represent future cash requirements or future earning assets for the Company.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Total investment and other income was $27.4 million for the second quarter of 2022, representing a weighted average annualized portfolio yield of 14.5% on total debt investments, as compared to $20.3 million and 13.9% for the second quarter of 2021. The increase in total investment and other income was primarily due to a greater weighted average principal amount outstanding on our income-bearing debt investment portfolio, higher investment yields and increased prepayment activity. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company’s total investment and other income was $54.8 million, as compared to $40.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, representing a weighted average annualized portfolio yield on total debt investments of 15.0% and 13.6%, respectively.

Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2022 were $14.8 million as compared to $10.9 million for the second quarter of 2021. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2022 consisted of $6.1 million of interest expense and amortization of fees, $3.9 million of base management fees, $3.2 million of income incentive fees, $0.5 million of administration agreement expenses and $1.1 million of general and administrative expenses. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2021 consisted of $4.1 million of interest expense and amortization of fees, $3.1 million of base management fees, $2.4 million of income incentive fees, $0.5 million of administration agreement expenses and $0.8 million of general and administrative expenses. The Company’s total operating expenses were $28.6 million and $22.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

For the second quarter of 2022, the Company recorded net investment income of $12.7 million, or $0.41 per share, as compared to $9.4 million, or $0.30 per share, for the second quarter of 2021. The increase in net investment income between periods was driven primarily by greater investment and other income. Net investment income for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was $26.2 million, or $0.84 per share, compared to $18.3 million, or $0.59 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

During the second quarter of 2022, the Company recognized net realized losses on investments of $0.7 million, resulting primarily from the write-off of a warrant investment. During the second quarter of 2021, the Company recorded $0.1 million of net realized gains on investments and $0.7 million of net realized loss on extinguishment of debt.

Net change in unrealized losses on investments for the second quarter of 2022 was $26.3 million, consisting of $16.8 million of net unrealized losses on our debt investment portfolio and $4.9 million of net unrealized losses on our warrant and equity portfolio resulting from fair value and mark-to-market adjustments, and $4.6 million of net unrealized losses from foreign currency adjustments. Net unrealized gains on investments for the second quarter of 2021 were $3.2 million, resulting primarily from fair value adjustments. The Company’s net realized and unrealized losses were $34.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to net realized and unrealized gains of $5.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

The Company’s net decrease in net assets resulting from operations for the second quarter of 2022 was $14.4 million, or $0.46 per share, as compared to a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $12.0 million, or $0.39 per share, for the second quarter of 2021. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company’s net decrease in net assets resulting from operations was $8.7 million, or $0.28 per share, as compared to a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $23.8 million, or $0.77 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

CREDIT QUALITY

The Company maintains a credit watch list with portfolio companies placed into one of five credit categories, with Clear, or 1, being the highest rating and Red, or 5, being the lowest. Generally, all new loans receive an initial grade of White, or 2, unless the portfolio company’s credit quality meets the characteristics of another credit category.

As of June 30, 2022, the weighted average investment ranking of the Company’s debt investment portfolio was 2.06, as compared to 2.02 at the end of the prior quarter. During the quarter ended June 30, 2022, portfolio company credit category changes, excluding fundings and repayments, consisted of the following: one portfolio company with a principal balance of $2.5 million was upgraded from Yellow (3) to White (2); two portfolio companies with a combined principal balance of $28.4 million were downgraded from White (2) to Yellow (3), and one portfolio company with a principal balance of $15.0 million was downgraded from White (2) to Red (5).

The following table shows the credit categories for the Company’s debt investments at fair value as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021:

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

Credit Category (dollars in thousands)

 

Fair Value

 

 

Percentage of

T otal Debt

Investments

 

Number of

Portfolio

Companies

 

Fair Value

 

 

Percentage of

T otal Debt

Investments

 

Number of

Portfolio

Companies

Clear (1)

 

$

45,681

 

 

 

5.9

%

 

3

 

$

166,091

 

 

 

21.9

%

 

8

White (2)

 

 

642,346

 

 

 

83.6

 

 

47

 

 

538,167

 

 

 

71.1

 

 

38

Yellow (3)

 

 

69,364

 

 

 

9.0

 

 

4

 

 

41,628

 

 

 

5.5

 

 

2

Orange (4)

 

 

9,152

 

 

 

1.2

 

 

1

 

 

11,336

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

1

Red (5)

 

 

2,250

 

 

 

0.3

 

 

1

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

$

768,793

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

56

 

$

757,222

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

49

NET ASSET VALUE

As of June 30, 2022, the Company’s net assets were $404.3 million, or $13.01 per share, as compared to $434.5 million, or $14.01 per share, as of December 31, 2021.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

As of June 30, 2022, the Company had total liquidity of $288.1 million, consisting of cash and cash equivalents of $43.1 million and available capacity under its Revolving Credit Facility of $245.0 million (which excludes an additional $50.0 million available under the Revolving Credit Facility’s accordion feature), subject to existing advance rates, terms and covenants. The Company ended the quarter with a 1.24x leverage ratio, and an asset coverage ratio of 181%.

DISTRIBUTION

On July 27, 2022, the Company’s board of directors declared a regular quarterly distribution of $0.36 per share for the third quarter of 2022, payable on September 30, 2022 to stockholders of record as of September 15, 2022. As of June 30, 2022, the Company had estimated spillover income of $14.3 million, or $0.46 per share.

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

Since June 30, 2022 and through August 2, 2022:

  • The Company amended its Revolving Credit Facility to, among other things, extend the revolving period from November 30, 2022 to May 31, 2024 and the scheduled maturity date from May 31, 2024 to November 30, 2025;
  • TPC’s direct originations platform entered into $85.0 million of additional non-binding signed term sheets with venture growth stage companies;
  • The Company closed $23.0 million of additional debt commitments; and
  • The Company funded $25.0 million in new investments.

CONFERENCE CALL

The Company will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, today, August 3, 2022, to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. To listen to the call, investors and analysts should dial (844) 826-3038 (domestic) or +1 (412) 317-5184 (international) and ask to join the TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. call. Please dial in at least five minutes before the scheduled start time. A replay of the call will be available through September 3, 2022, by dialing (877) 344-7529 (domestic) or +1 (412) 317-0088 (international) and entering conference ID 4801009. The conference call also will be available via a live audio webcast in the investor relations section of the Company’s website, https://www.tpvg.com. An online archive of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website for one year after the call.

ABOUT TRIPLEPOINT VENTURE GROWTH BDC CORP.

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. is an externally-managed business development company focused on providing customized debt financing with warrants and direct equity investments to venture growth stage companies in technology and other high growth industries backed by a select group of venture capital firms. The Company’s sponsor, TriplePoint Capital, is a Sand Hill Road-based global investment platform which provides customized debt financing, leasing, direct equity investments and other complementary solutions to venture capital-backed companies in technology and other high growth industries at every stage of their development with unparalleled levels of creativity, flexibility and service. For more information about TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp., visit https://www.tpvg.com. For more information about TriplePoint Capital, visit https://www.triplepointcapital.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition or results and involve a number of substantial risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the Company’s control. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “may,” “continue,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “targets,” “projects,” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual events, performance, condition or results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including as a result of changes in economic, market or other conditions, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Company’s and its portfolio companies’ results of operations and financial condition, and those factors described from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect actual events and the Company’s performance and financial results, including important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from plans, estimates or expectations included herein or discussed on the webcast/conference call, is or will be included in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s opinions only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

Assets

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Investments at fair value (amortized cost of $880,287 and $837,849, respectively)

 

$

876,718

 

 

$

865,340

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

43,098

 

 

 

51,272

 

Restricted cash

 

 

-

 

 

 

7,875

 

Deferred credit facility costs

 

 

1,721

 

 

 

2,170

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

522

 

 

 

1,013

 

Total assets

 

$

922,059

 

 

$

927,670

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revolving Credit Facility

 

$

105,000

 

 

$

200,000

 

2025 Notes, net

 

 

69,442

 

 

 

69,348

 

2026 Notes, net

 

 

198,377

 

 

 

198,155

 

2027 Notes, net

 

 

123,703

 

 

 

-

 

Other accrued expenses and liabilities

 

 

21,213

 

 

 

25,676

 

Total liabilities

 

$

517,735

 

 

$

493,179

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share (50,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding, respectively)

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share

 

 

311

 

 

 

310

 

Paid-in capital in excess of par value

 

 

415,095

 

 

 

414,218

 

Total distributable earnings (loss)

 

 

(11,082

)

 

 

19,963

 

Total net assets

 

$

404,324

 

 

$

434,491

 

Total liabilities and net assets

 

$

922,059

 

 

$

927,670

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares of common stock outstanding (par value $0.01 per share and 450,000 authorized)

 

 

31,074

 

 

 

31,011

 

Net asset value per share

 

$

13.01

 

 

$

14.01

 

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,

 

For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

Investment income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income from investments

 

$

26,995

 

 

$

19,743

 

 

$

52,928

 

 

$

38,933

 

Other income

 

 

433

 

 

 

579

 

 

 

1,849

 

 

 

1,362

 

Total investment and other income

 

$

27,428

 

 

$

20,322

 

 

$

54,777

 

 

$

40,295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Base management fee

 

$

3,901

 

 

$

3,146

 

 

$

7,618

 

 

$

6,070

 

Income incentive fee

 

 

3,163

 

 

 

2,351

 

 

 

6,550

 

 

 

4,578

 

Interest expense and amortization of fees

 

 

6,126

 

 

 

4,138

 

 

 

11,225

 

 

 

8,489

 

Administration agreement expenses

 

 

501

 

 

 

470

 

 

 

1,080

 

 

 

988

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

1,083

 

 

 

814

 

 

 

2,103

 

 

 

1,860

 

Total operating expenses

 

$

14,774

 

 

$

10,919

 

 

$

28,576

 

 

$

21,985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

$

12,654

 

 

$

9,403

 

 

$

26,201

 

 

$

18,310

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realized gains (losses) on investments

 

$

(745

)

 

$

55

 

 

$

(3,850

)

 

$

(15,642

)

Net change in unrealized gains (losses) on investments

 

 

(26,322

)

 

 

3,209

 

 

 

(31,059

)

 

 

21,858

 

Net realized loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

-

 

 

 

(681

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(681

)

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

 

$

(27,067

)

 

$

2,583

 

 

$

(34,909

)

 

$

5,535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations

 

$

(14,413

)

 

$

11,986

 

 

$

(8,708

)

 

$

23,845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted net investment income per share

 

$

0.41

 

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.84

 

 

$

0.59

 

Basic and diluted net increase in net assets per share

 

$

(0.46

)

 

$

0.39

 

 

$

(0.28

)

 

$

0.77

 

Basic and diluted weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

31,037

 

 

 

30,917

 

 

 

31,024

 

 

 

30,899

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total basic and diluted distributions declared per share

$

0.36

 

 

$

0.36

 

 

$

0.72

 

$

0.72

Weighted Average Portfolio Yield on Total Debt Investments

 

Ratios

 

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,

 

For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

(Percentages, on an annualized basis)(1)

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

Weighted average portfolio yield on total debt investments(2)

 

 

14.5

%

 

 

13.9

%

 

 

15.0

%

 

 

13.6

%

Coupon income

 

 

10.4

%

 

 

9.9

%

 

 

10.2

%

 

 

9.8

%

Accretion of discount

 

 

0.7

%

 

 

0.7

%

 

 

0.8

%

 

 

0.7

%

Accretion of end-of-term payments

 

 

1.7

%

 

 

1.4

%

 

 

1.8

%

 

 

1.4

%

Impact of prepayments during the period

 

 

1.7

%

 

 

1.9

%

 

 

2.2

%

 

 

1.7

%

_____________

(1)

Weighted average portfolio yields on total debt investments for periods shown are the annualized rates of interest income recognized during the period divided by the average amortized cost of debt investments in the portfolio during the period.

(2)

The weighted average portfolio yields on total debt investments reflected above do not represent actual investment returns to the Company’s stockholders.

 

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Source: TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.