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Oxford Square Capital Corp. Announces Net Asset Value and Selected Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

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GREENWICH, Conn., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Square Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:OXSQ) (NASDAQ:OXSQL) (NASDAQ:OXSQZ) ("OXSQ," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our") announced today its financial results and related information for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

  • As of March 31, 2019 net asset value ("NAV") per share was $6.67, compared with the NAV per share of $6.60 at the prior quarter end. 

  • For the quarter ended March 31, 2019 we recorded GAAP net investment income of approximately $8.4 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to $8.5 million, or $0.18 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. We recorded net realized losses of approximately $1.3 million and a net increase in unrealized appreciation of approximately $5.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. In total, we had a net increase in net assets from operations of approximately $12.7 million, or $0.27 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared with a net decrease in net assets from operations of $34.1 million, or $0.71 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

  • Total investment income for the first quarter of 2019 amounted to approximately $14.2 million, which represents a decrease of approximately $1.0 million from the fourth quarter of 2018.


    • For the quarter ended March 31, 2019 we recorded investment income from our portfolio as follows:


      • $7.2 million from our debt investments,

      • $6.8 million from our collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") equity investments, and

      • $0.2 million from all other sources.

  • Our total expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 were approximately $5.9 million, which represents a decrease of approximately $0.8 million from the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • During the first quarter of 2019:


    • We made investments of approximately $4.4 million in corporate loans.

    • We received, or were entitled to receive, proceeds of approximately $3.0 million from sales of corporate loan investments, in addition to $0.6 million from sales of CLO equity investments, and $0.4 million from repayments and amortization payments on our debt investments.

  • As of March 31, 2019 the following metrics applied (note that none of these values represent a total return to shareholders):


    • The weighted average yield of our debt investments was 9.8% at current cost, compared with 9.7% as of December 31, 2018.

    • The weighted average effective yield of our CLO equity investments at current cost was 14.6%, compared with 15.6% as of December 31, 2018.

    • The weighted average cash distribution yield of our CLO equity investments at current cost was 18.4%, compared with 17.4% as of December 31, 2018.
       
  • Our weighted average credit rating on a fair value basis was 2.1 at the end of the first quarter of 2019 (compared to 2.1 at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018).

  • As of March 31, 2019 we had no investments on non-accrual status.

  • On April 3, 2019, we completed an underwritten public offering of $42.5 million in aggregate principal amount of our 6.25% Unsecured Notes due 2026 (the "6.25% Notes").  On April 9, 2019, we issued an additional approximately $2.3 million in aggregate principal amount of the 6.25% Notes pursuant to the underwriters' partial exercise of their overallotment option.  The 6.25% Notes bear interest at a rate of 6.25% and will mature on April 30, 2026, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time at our option on or after April 30, 2022. The 6.25% Notes are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol "OXSQZ."
  • On April 23, 2019 our Board of Directors declared the following distributions on our common stock:
  Period Ending Record Date Payment Date Amount Per Share
  July 31, 2019 July 24, 2019 July 31, 2019 $0.067
  August 31, 2019 August 23, 2019 August 30, 2019 $0.067
  September 30, 2019 September 23, 2019 September 30, 2019 $0.067

We will host a conference call to discuss our first quarter results today, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 09:00 AM ET. Please call 1-888-339-0740 to participate. A recording of the conference call will be available to replay for approximately 30 days following the call. The replay number is 1-877-344-7529, and the replay passcode is 10131088.

A presentation containing further detail regarding our quarterly results of operations has been posted under the Investor Relations section of our website at www.oxfordsquarecapital.com.





OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

  March 31, 2019     December 31, 2018  
  (unaudited)        
ASSETS          
Non-affiliated/non-control investments (cost: $484,168,171 and $486,232,755, respectively) $ 432,660,699     $ 430,496,633  
Affiliated investments (cost: $9,126,017and $9,126,017, respectively)   15,942,483       14,492,197  
Cash equivalents   10,081,620       13,905,059  
Restricted Cash   2,402,254       3,175,805  
Interest and distributions receivable   4,569,350       4,682,735  
Other assets   462,084       392,784  
Total assets $ 466,118,490     $ 467,145,213  
LIABILITIES              
Notes payable – Credit Facility, net of deferred issuance costs $ 77,301,544     $ 85,522,569  
Notes payable – 6.50% Unsecured Notes, net of deferred issuance costs   62,744,927       62,664,863  
Securities purchased not settled   4,433,875        
Base management fee and net investment income incentive fee payable to
affiliate
  2,782,589       3,227,456  
Accrued interest payable   339,407       488,608  
Accrued expenses   572,141       517,470  
Total liabilities   148,174,483       152,420,966  
               
NET ASSETS              
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 47,650,959
and 47,650,959 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
  476,509       476,509  
Capital in excess of par value   456,970,560       456,970,560  
Total distributable earnings / (loss)   (139,503,062 )     (142,722,822 )
Total net assets   317,944,007       314,724,247  
Total liabilities and net assets $ 466,118,490     $ 467,145,213  
Net asset value per common share $ 6.67     $ 6.60  
               
               
               



OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

  Three Months
Ended
March 31,
2019
    Three Months
Ended
March 31,
2018
 
INVESTMENT INCOME              
From non-affiliated investments:              
Interest income – debt investments  $ 7,148,481     $ 5,821,737  
Income from securitization vehicles and investments    6,846,925       6,802,864  
Other income    229,708       621,983  
Total investment income from non-affiliated investments    14,225,114       13,246,584  
               
From affiliated investments:              
Interest income – debt investments          100,216  
Total investment income from affiliated investments          100,216  
Total investment income    14,225,114       13,346,800  
EXPENSES              
Interest expense    2,149,841       1,126,080  
Base management fees    1,626,538       1,679,814  
Professional fees    367,251       156,918  
Compensation expense    232,928       260,089  
General and administrative    328,517       400,571  
Total expenses before incentive fees    4,705,075       3,623,472  
Net investment income incentive fees    1,156,051       1,000,232  
Total expenses    5,861,126       4,623,704  
Net investment income    8,363,988       8,723,096  
Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investments:              
Non-Affiliated investments    4,228,650       3,351,602  
Affiliated investments    1,450,286       (873,570 )
Total net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investments    5,678,936       2,478,032  
Net realized gains/(losses):              
Non-Affiliated investments    (1,278,866 )     288,935  
Extinguishment of debt    (14,106 )      
Total net realized gains/(losses)   (1,292,972 )     288,935  
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations  $ 12,749,952     $ 11,490,063  
Net increase in net assets resulting from net investment income per common share
(Basic and Diluted)
$ 0.18     $ 0.17  
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share
(Basic and Diluted)
$ 0.27     $ 0.22  
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:              
Basic and Diluted   47,650,959       51,200,060  
Distributions per share  $ 0.20     $ 0.20  
               
               



FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – (unaudited)

Financial highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, are as follows: 

Per Share Data   Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
2018
Net asset value as of beginning of period    $ 6.60     $ 7.55  
Net investment income(1)     0.18       0.17  
Net realized and unrealized gains(2)     0.09       0.05  
Net increase in net asset value from operations      0.27       0.22  
Distributions per share from net investment income      (0.17 )     (0.20 )
Tax return of capital distributions(3)     (0.03 )      
Total distributions      (0.20 )     (0.20 )
Effect of shares repurchased, gross            0.03  
Net asset value at end of period    $ 6.67     $ 7.60  
Per share market value at beginning of period    $ 6.47     $ 5.74  
Per share market value at end of period    $ 6.50     $ 6.11  
Total return based on Market Value(4)     3.55 %     9.93 %
Total return based on Net Asset Value(5)     4.09 %     3.31 %
Shares outstanding at end of period      47,650,959       50,489,149  
Ratios/Supplemental Data(8)            
Net assets at end of period (000's)   $ 317,944     $ 383,809  
Average net assets (000's)     316,334       387,442  
Ratio of operating expenses to average net assets(6)     7.41 %     4.77 %
Ratio of net investment income to average net assets(6)     10.58 %     9.01 %
Portfolio turnover rate(7)     0.91 %     1.45 %
 
(1) Represents per share net investment income for the period, based upon average shares outstanding. 
(2) Net realized and unrealized gains include rounding adjustments to reconcile change in net asset value per share. 
(3) Management monitors available taxable earnings, including net investment income and realized capital gains, to determine if a tax return of capital may occur for the year. To the extent the Company's taxable earnings fall below the total amount of the Company's distributions for that fiscal year, a portion of those distributions may be deemed a tax return of capital to the Company's stockholders. The ultimate tax character of the Company's earnings cannot be determined until tax returns are prepared after the end of the fiscal year. 
(4) Total return based on market value equals the increase or decrease of ending market value over beginning market value, plus distributions, divided by the beginning market value, assuming distribution reinvestment prices obtained under the Company's distribution reinvestment plan, excluding any discounts. Total return is not annualized. 
(5) Total return based on net asset value equals the increase or decrease of ending net asset value over beginning net asset value, plus distributions, divided by the beginning net asset value. Total return is not annualized.
(6) Annualized.
(7) Portfolio turnover rate is calculated using the lesser of the year-to-date cash investment sales and debt repayments or year-to-date cash investment purchases over the average of the total investments at fair value. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 the portfolio turnover rate is calculated using the year-to-date cash investment sales and debt repayments over the average of the total investments at fair value since there were no cash investment purchases during the period. 
(8) The following table provides supplemental performance ratios (annualized) measured for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:
 


  Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
2018
 
Ratio of operating expenses to average net assets:          
Operating expenses before incentive fees  5.95 %   3.74 %
Net investment income incentive fees  1.46 %   1.03 %
Ratio of expenses, excluding interest expense  4.69 %   3.61 %
           
           

About Oxford Square Capital Corp.

Oxford Square Capital Corp. is a publicly-traded business development company principally investing in syndicated bank loans and debt and equity tranches of collateralized loan obligation ("CLO") vehicles. CLO investments may also include warehouse facilities, which are financing structures intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a CLO vehicle.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates" and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. These factors are identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect subsequent events, except as may be required by law.

Contact:
Bruce Rubin
203-983-5280

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