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TCG BDC, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Declares Third Quarter 2018 Dividend of $0.37 Per Share

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NEW YORK, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TCG BDC, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, "we," "us," "our," "TCG BDC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:CGBD) today announced its financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Selected Financial Highlights

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)   June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018
Total investments, at fair value   $     1,946,792     $     1,913,459  
Total assets         2,031,168           1,990,655  
Total debt and notes payable         856,259           798,968  
Total net assets   $     1,121,812     $     1,131,857  
Net assets per share   $     17.93     $     18.09  


    For the three month periods ended
    June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018
                     
Total investment income   $   52,452     $   47,483  
Net investment income (loss)       28,210         25,130  
Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments       (15,104 )       (4,041 )
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations   $   13,106     $   21,089  
                     
Basic and diluted per weighted-average common share:                    
Net investment income (loss)   $   0.45     $   0.40  
Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments       (0.24 )       (0.06 )
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations   $   0.21     $   0.34  
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding—Basic and Diluted       62,568,651         62,504,465  
Dividends declared per common share   $   0.37     $   0.37  
                     

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

  • The Company received shareholder approval to reduce its asset coverage requirement to 150%, providing immediate operational flexibility. The Company's Board of Directors subsequently approved a one-third (0.50%) reduction in the 1.50% annual base management fee rate charged by the Investment Adviser on assets financed using leverage in excess of 1.0x debt to equity;
  • On August 6, 2018, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, which is payable on October 17, 2018 to stockholders of record as of September 28, 2018;
  • Net investment income for the three month period ended June 30, 2018 was $28,210, or $0.45 per share, as compared to $25,130, or $0.40 per share, for the three month period ended March 31, 2018;
  • Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments for the three month period ended June 30, 2018 was $(15,104), or $(0.24) per share, as compared to $(4,041), or $(0.06) per share, for the three month period ended March 31, 2018; and
  • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the three month period ended June 30, 2018 was $13,106, or $0.21 per share, as compared to $21,089, or $0.34 per share, for the three month period ended March 31, 2018.

Portfolio and Investment Activity
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data, unless otherwise noted)

As of June 30, 2018, the fair value of our investments was approximately $1,946,792, comprised of 108 investments in 89 portfolio companies/investment fund across 27 industries with 56 sponsors. This compares to the Company's portfolio as of March 31, 2018, as of which date the fair value of our investments was approximately $1,913,459, comprised of 104 investments in 87 portfolio companies/investment fund across 28 industries with 56 sponsors.

As of June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018, investments consisted of the following:

  June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018
Type—% of Fair Value Fair Value   % of
Fair Value
  Fair Value   % of
Fair Value
First Lien Debt (excluding First Lien/Last Out) $ 1,320,216     67.81 %   $ 1,242,310     64.92 %
First Lien/Last Out Unitranche 235,312     12.09     233,564     12.21  
Second Lien Debt 160,905     8.27     217,707     11.38  
Equity Investments 22,354     1.15     18,812     0.98  
Investment Fund 208,005     10.68     201,066     10.51  
Total $ 1,946,792     100.00 %   $ 1,913,459     100.00 %
 

The following table shows our investment activity for the three month period ended June 30, 2018:

  Funded   Sold/Repaid
Principal amount of investments:
Amount   % of Total   Amount   % of Total
First Lien Debt (excluding First Lien/Last Out) $ 231,471     81.60 %   $ (141,795 )   60.98 %
First Lien/Last Out Unitranche 11,715     4.13     (4,179 )   1.80  
Second Lien Debt 9,246     3.26     (66,646 )   28.66  
Equity Investments 3,953     1.39     (1,000 )   0.43  
Investment Fund 27,300     9.62     (18,900 )   8.13  
Total $ 283,685     100.00 %   $ (232,520 )   100.00 %
 

Overall, total investments at fair value increased by 1.7%, or $33,333, during the three month period ended June 30, 2018 after factoring in repayments, sales, net fundings on revolvers and delayed draws and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation).

Total investments at fair value held by Middle Market Credit Fund ("Credit Fund") increased by 4.2%, or $45,868, during the three month period ended June 30, 2018 after factoring in repayments, sales, net fundings on revolvers and delayed draws and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation). As of June 30, 2018, Credit Fund had total investments at fair value of $1,136,216, which comprised 99.5% of first lien senior secured loans and 0.5% of second lien senior secured loans at fair value. All investments in the Credit Fund portfolio were floating rate debt investments with interest rate floors.

As of June 30, 2018, the weighted average yields for our first and second lien debt investments on an amortized cost basis were 8.98% and 10.91%, respectively, with a total weighted average yield of 9.16%. Weighted average yields include the effect of accretion of discounts and amortization of premiums and are based on interest rates as of June 30, 2018. As of June 30, 2018, on a fair value basis, approximately 0.8% of our debt investments bear interest at a fixed rate and approximately 99.2% of our debt investments bear interest at a floating rate, which primarily are subject to interest rate floors.

As part of the monitoring process, our Investment Adviser has developed risk policies pursuant to which it regularly assesses the risk profile of each of our debt investments and rates each of them based on the following categories, which we refer to as "Internal Risk Ratings":

Internal Risk Ratings Definitions

Rating   Definition
1   Performing—Low Risk: Borrower is operating more than 10% ahead of the base case.
   
2   Performing—Stable Risk: Borrower is operating within 10% of the base case (above or below). This is the initial rating assigned to all new borrowers.
   
3   Performing—Management Notice: Borrower is operating more than 10% below the base case. A financial covenant default may have occurred, but there is a low risk of payment default.
   
4   Watch List: Borrower is operating more than 20% below the base case and there is a high risk of covenant default, or it may have already occurred. Payments are current although subject to greater uncertainty, and there is moderate to high risk of payment default.
   
5   Watch List—Possible Loss: Borrower is operating more than 30% below the base case. At the current level of operations and financial condition, the borrower does not have the ability to service and ultimately repay or refinance all outstanding debt on current terms. Payment default is very likely or may have occurred. Loss of principal is possible.
   
6   Watch List—Probable Loss: Borrower is operating more than 40% below the base case, and at the current level of operations and financial condition, the borrower does not have the ability to service and ultimately repay or refinance all outstanding debt on current terms. Payment default is very likely or may have already occurred. Additionally, the prospects for improvement in the borrower's situation are sufficiently negative that impairment of some or all principal is probable.

Our Investment Adviser's risk rating model is based on evaluating portfolio company performance in comparison to the base case when considering certain credit metrics including, but not limited to, adjusted EBITDA and net senior leverage as well as specific events including, but not limited to, default and impairment.

Our Investment Adviser monitors and, when appropriate, changes the investment ratings assigned to each debt investment in our portfolio. In connection with our quarterly valuation process, our Investment Adviser reviews our investment ratings on a regular basis. The following table summarizes the Internal Risk Ratings of our debt portfolio as of June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018:

  June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018
  Fair Value   % of Fair Value   Fair Value   % of Fair Value
(dollar amounts in millions)              
Internal Risk Rating 1 $ 61.7     3.59 %   $ 66.3     3.91 %
Internal Risk Rating 2 1,297.0     75.57     1,324.3     78.20  
Internal Risk Rating 3 226.1     13.17     142.1     8.39  
Internal Risk Rating 4 87.8     5.12     134.6     7.95  
Internal Risk Rating 5 30.7     1.79     26.3     1.55  
Internal Risk Rating 6 13.1     0.76          
Total $ 1,716.4     100.00 %   $ 1,693.6     100.00 %
 

As of June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018, the weighted average Internal Risk Rating of our debt investment portfolio was 2.3.

Consolidated Results of Operations
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Total investment income for the three month periods ended June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018 was $52,452 and $47,483, respectively. This $4,969 net increase was primarily due to an increase in interest income and other income from our debt portfolio and an increase in interest income from Credit Fund, partially offset by a decrease in dividend income from Credit Fund, during the three month period ended June 30, 2018.

Total expenses for the three month periods ended June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018 were $24,242 and $22,353, respectively. This $1,889 net increase during the three month period ended June 30, 2018 was primarily attributable to an increase in interest expense as a result of an increase in secured borrowings and LIBOR, an increase in incentive fees, and an increase in professional fees.

During the three month period ended June 30, 2018, the Company recorded a net realized gain and change in unrealized depreciation of $(15,104). This was primarily due to net change in unrealized depreciation on our debt investments from changes in various inputs utilized under our valuation methodology, including, but not limited to, market spreads, leverage multiples and borrower ratings, and the impact of exits.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

As of June 30, 2018, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $27,928, notes payable (before debt issuance costs) of $273,000, and secured borrowings outstanding of $585,105. As of June 30, 2018, the Company had $227,895 of remaining commitments and $126,662 available for additional borrowings on its revolving credit facilities, subject to leverage and borrowing base restrictions.

Dividend

On August 6, 2018, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, which is payable on October 17, 2018 to stockholders of record as of September 28, 2018.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to discuss these quarterly financial results. The call and webcast will be available on the TCG BDC website at tcgbdc.com. The call may be accessed by dialing +1 (866) 394-4623 (U.S.) or +1 (409) 350-3158 (international) and referencing "TCG BDC Financial Results Call." The conference call will be webcast simultaneously via a link on TCG BDC's website and an archived replay of the webcast also will be available on the website soon after the live call for 21 days.


TCG BDC, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

  June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)
ASSETS      
Investments, at fair value      
Investments—non-controlled/non-affiliated, at fair value (amortized cost of $1,746,623 and $1,704,235, respectively) $ 1,722,393     $ 1,695,287  
Investments—non-controlled/affiliated, at fair value (amortized cost of $15,940 and $16,516, respectively) 16,394     17,106  
Investments—controlled/affiliated, at fair value (amortized cost of $208,501 and $200,101, respectively) 208,005     201,066  
Total investments, at fair value (amortized cost of $1,971,064 and $1,920,852, respectively) 1,946,792     1,913,459  
Cash and cash equivalents 27,928     45,610  
Receivable for investment sold 40,077     14,925  
Deferred financing costs 3,246     3,441  
Interest receivable from non-controlled/non-affiliated investments 6,150     6,163  
Interest receivable from non-controlled/affiliated investments 8     192  
Interest and dividend receivable from controlled/affiliated investments 6,442     6,630  
Prepaid expenses and other assets 525     235  
Total assets $ 2,031,168     $ 1,990,655  
LIABILITIES      
Secured borrowings $ 585,105     $ 527,865  
2015-1 Notes payable, net of unamortized debt issuance costs of $1,846 and $1,897, respectively 271,154     271,103  
Payable for investments purchased 8,780     16,919  
Due to Investment Adviser 134     104  
Interest and credit facility fees payable 6,166     5,513  
Dividend payable 23,151     23,150  
Base management and incentive fees payable 13,252     12,552  
Administrative service fees payable 113     125  
Other accrued expenses and liabilities 1,501     1,467  
Total liabilities 909,356     858,798  
       
NET ASSETS      
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 62,568,651 shares and 62,568,651 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018, respectively 626     626  
Paid-in capital in excess of par value 1,179,432     1,179,432  
Offering costs (1,633 )   (1,633 )
Accumulated net investment income (loss), net of cumulative dividends of $268,555 and $245,404 at June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018, respectively 9,561     4,502  
Accumulated net realized gain (loss) (41,902 )   (43,677 )
Accumulated net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) (24,272 )   (7,393 )
Total net assets $ 1,121,812     $ 1,131,857  
NET ASSETS PER SHARE $ 17.93     $ 18.09  
 

TCG BDC, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

    For the three month periods ended
    June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018
Investment income:        
From non-controlled/non-affiliated investments:        
Interest income   $ 41,717     $ 39,328  
Other income   3,590     895  
Total investment income from non-controlled/non-affiliated investments   45,307     40,223  
From non-controlled/affiliated investments:        
Interest income   447     379  
Total investment income from non-controlled/affiliated investments   447     379  
From controlled/affiliated investments:        
Interest income   3,198     2,631  
Dividend income   3,500     4,250  
Total investment income from controlled/affiliated investments   6,698     6,881  
Total investment income   52,452     47,483  
Expenses:        
Base management fees   7,266     7,222  
Incentive fees   5,984     5,330  
Professional fees   959     762  
Administrative service fees   185     186  
Interest expense   8,709     7,815  
Credit facility fees   581     525  
Directors' fees and expenses   93     98  
Other general and administrative   435     405  
Total expenses   24,212     22,343  
Net investment income (loss) before taxes   28,240     25,140  
Excise tax expense   30     10  
Net investment income (loss)   28,210     25,130  
Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments:        
Net realized gain (loss) from:        
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments   1,775     (129 )
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation):        
Non-controlled/non-affiliated   (15,282 )   (6,044 )
Non-controlled/affiliated   (136 )   1,432  
Controlled/affiliated   (1,461 )   700  
Net realized gain (loss) and net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments   (15,104 )   (4,041 )
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations   $ 13,106     $ 21,089  
Basic and diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.21     $ 0.34  
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding—Basic and Diluted   62,568,651     62,504,465  
Dividends declared per common share   $ 0.37     $ 0.37  
 

About TCG BDC, Inc. 

TCG BDC is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. TCG BDC is managed by Carlyle Global Credit Investment Management L.L.C., an SEC-registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Carlyle Group L.P. Since it commenced investment operations in May 2013 through June 30, 2018, TCG BDC has invested approximately $4.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of debt and equity investments prior to any subsequent exits or repayments. TCG BDC's investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments in U.S. middle market companies. TCG BDC has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

Web: tcgbdc.com 


CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS  

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "will," "should," "may," "plans," "continue," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "would," "could," "targets," "projects," "outlook," "potential," "predicts" and variations of these words and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. You should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss our plans, strategies, prospects and expectations concerning our business, operating results, financial condition and other similar matters. We believe that it is important to communicate our future expectations to our investors. There may be events in the future, however, that we are not able to predict accurately or control. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which we make it. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ, possibly materially from our expectations, include, but are not limited to, the risks, uncertainties and other factors we identify in the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and it is not possible for us to predict or identify all of them. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts:

Investors: Media:
Daniel Harris Jordan DeJarnette
+1-212-813-4527
+1-202-729-5025
daniel.harris@carlyle.com  jordan.dejarnette@carlyle.com 
   

 

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