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Crescent Capital BDC, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results; Declares a Second Quarter 2022 Regular Dividend of $0.41 per Share

May 9, 2022 at 4:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES, May 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crescent Capital BDC, Inc. (“Crescent BDC” or “Company”) (NASDAQ: CCAP) today reported net investment income of $12.1 million, or $0.39 per share, and Adjusted Net Investment Income of $12.9 million, or $0.42 per share1 for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. Reported net asset value per share was $21.18 as of March 31, 2022 as compared to $21.12 as of December 31, 2021.

The Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend for the second quarter of 2022 of $0.41 per share, which will be paid on July 15, 2022 to stockholders of record as of June 30, 2022. Additionally, the third in a series of four previously declared $0.05 per share special cash dividends will be paid on June 15, 2022 to stockholders of record as of June 3, 2022.

Selected Financial Highlights
($ in millions, except per share amounts)

  As of and for the Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2022 December 31, 2021 March 31, 2021
Investments, at fair value $1,288.6  $1,270.4  $1,057.6 
Total assets $1,317.5  $1,317.8  $1,076.8 
Total net assets $654.3  $652.3  $570.0 
Net asset value per share $21.18  $21.12  $20.24 
          
Investment income $26.4  $24.1  $20.6 
Net investment income $12.1  $12.5  $11.4 
Net realized gains (losses), net of taxes $8.4  $(0.4) $1.8 
Net change in unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes $(4.3) $0.7  $8.3 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $16.2  $12.8  $21.5 
          
Net investment income per share $0.39  $0.42  $0.41 
Net realized gains (losses) per share, net of taxes $0.27  $(0.01) $0.06 
Net change in unrealized gains (losses) per share, net of taxes $(0.14) $0.02  $0.30 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per share $0.52  $0.44  $0.76 
Regular distributions paid per share $0.41  $0.41  $0.41 
Special distributions paid per share $0.05   0.05    
          
Non-GAAP Financial Measures1:         
Adjusted net investment income $12.9  $12.7  $13.0 
Adjusted net investment income per share $0.42  $0.43  $0.46 
          
Weighted average yield on income producing securities (at cost)2  7.5%  7.5%  7.9%
Percentage of debt investments at floating rates  98.8%  98.5%  98.4%
          

 

Portfolio & Investment Activity

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had investments in 130 and 134 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of $1,288.6 and $1,270.4 million, respectively. The portfolio at fair value was comprised of the following asset types:

Portfolio Asset Types:            
  As of 
$ in millions March 31, 2022  December 31, 2021 
Investment Type Fair Value Percentage  Fair Value Percentage 
Senior secured first lien $322.8 25.1% $329.9 26.0%
Unitranche first lien3  778.5 60.4   731.0 57.5 
Unitranche first lien - last out3  11.6 0.9   13.7 1.1 
Senior secured second lien  62.4 4.8   72.7 5.7 
Unsecured debt  3.9 0.3   5.6 0.4 
Equity & other  52.3 4.1   59.5 4.7 
LLC/LP equity interests  57.1 4.4   58.0 4.6 
Total investments $1,288.6 100.0% $1,270.4 100.0%
             

For the quarter ended March 31, 2022, the Company invested $60.0 million across 2 new portfolio companies, 5 existing portfolio companies and several follow-on revolver and delayed draw fundings. For this period, the Company had $49.6 million in aggregate exits, sales and repayments.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2021, the Company invested $279.7 million across 17 new portfolio companies, 14 existing portfolio companies and several follow-on revolver and delayed draw fundings. For this period, the Company had $151.7 million in aggregate exits, sales and repayments.

Results of Operations

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, total investment income totaled $26.4 million and $20.6 million, respectively. The increase was primarily driven by interest income, which includes amortization of upfront fees, as organic net deployment drove an increase in the size of the Company’s income-producing investment portfolio.

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, total net expenses, including income and excise taxes, totaled $14.3 million and $9.1 million, respectively. The increase was primarily driven by the expiration of the income based incentive fee and management fee waivers, which went into effect on July 31, 2021.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had $18.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and $249.2 million of undrawn capacity on its credit facilities, subject to borrowing base and other limitations. The weighted average interest rate on the Company’s debt outstanding as of March 31, 2022 was 3.46%.

The Company’s debt to equity ratio was 0.97x as of March 31, 2022.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

On a supplemental basis, the Company is disclosing Adjusted Net Investment Income and Adjusted Net Investment Income per share, each of which is a financial measure that is calculated and presented on a basis of methodology other than in accordance with U.S. GAAP (“non-GAAP”). Adjusted Net Investment Income represents net investment income, excluding capital gains incentive fees. We use this non-GAAP financial measure internally to analyze and evaluate financial results and performance and believe that this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing results and trends without giving effect to capital gains incentive fees. The Company’s investment advisory agreement provides that a capital gains-based incentive fee is determined and paid annually with respect to realized capital gains (but not unrealized capital appreciation) to the extent such realized capital gains exceed realized capital losses and unrealized capital depreciation on a cumulative basis. We believe that Adjusted Net Investment Income is a useful performance measure because it reflects the net investment income produced on the Company’s investments during a period without giving effect to any changes in the value of such investments and any related capital gains incentive fees between periods. The presentation of Adjusted Net Investment Income is not intended to be a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation.

The following table provides an unaudited reconciliation of net investment income (the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure) to Adjusted Net Investment Income for the periods presented:

  For the three months ended
  March 31, 2022 December 31, 2021 March 31, 2021
$ in millions, except per share data Amount Per Share Amount Per Share Amount Per Share
Net investment income $12.1 $0.39 $12.5 $0.42 $11.4 $0.41
Capital gains based incentive fee  0.8  0.03  0.2  0.01  1.6  0.05
Adjusted net investment income $12.9 $0.42 $12.7 $0.43 $13.0 $0.46
                   

Conference Call

The Company will host a webcast/conference call on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. Please visit Crescent BDC’s webcast link located on the Events & Presentations page of the Investor Relations section of Crescent BDC’s website for a slide presentation that complements the earnings conference call.

All interested parties are invited to participate via telephone or the live webcast, which will be hosted on a webcast link located on the Events & Presentations page of the Investor Resources section of Crescent BDC’s website at www.crescentbdc.com. Please visit the website to test your connection before the webcast. Participants are also invited to access the conference call by dialing one of the following numbers:

Domestic: (855) 982-6679
International: (614) 999-9468
Conference ID: 9787085

All callers will need to enter the Conference ID followed by the # sign and reference "Crescent BDC" once connected with the operator. An archived replay will be available via a webcast link located on the Investor Relations section of Crescent BDC's website.

Endnotes

Note: Numbers may not sum due to rounding.
   
1) See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” above for a description of this non-GAAP measure and a reconciliation from net investment income to Adjusted Net Investment Income. The Company's management uses this non-GAAP financial measure internally to analyze and evaluate financial results and performance and believes that this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing results and trends for the Company without giving effect to capital gains incentive fees. The presentation of Adjusted Net Investment Income is not intended to be a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation.
   
2) Yield excludes investments on non-accrual status.
   
3) Unitranche loans are first lien loans that may extend deeper in a company’s capital structure than traditional first lien debt and may provide for a waterfall of cash flow priority among different lenders in the unitranche loan. In certain instances, the Company may find another lender to provide the “first out” portion of such loan and retain the “last out” portion of such loan, in which case, the “first out” portion of the loan would generally receive priority with respect to payment of principal, interest and any other amounts due thereunder over the “last out” portion that the Company would continue to hold. In exchange for the greater risk of loss, the “last out” portion earns a higher interest rate.
   


 
Crescent Capital BDC, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities
(in thousands except share and per share data)
  As of As of
  March 31,December 31,
  2022 (Unaudited)2021
Assets      
Investments, at fair value      
Non-controlled non-affiliated (cost of $1,179,753 and $1,150,173, respectively) $1,194,625  $1,165,897 
Non-controlled affiliated (cost of $34,915 and $41,242, respectively)  42,297   51,701 
Controlled (cost of $53,010 and $53,431, respectively)  51,679   52,768 
Cash and cash equivalents  7,315   10,069 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents  10,874   13,457 
Receivable for investments sold  636   14,871 
Interest and dividend receivable  6,715   6,763 
Unrealized appreciation on foreign currency forward contracts  2,757   2,115 
Deferred tax assets  44   42 
Other assets  535   126 
Total assets $1,317,477  $1,317,809 
         
Liabilities        
Debt (net of deferred financing costs of $6,689 and $6,897, respectively) $629,130  $631,040 
Distributions payable  12,664   12,664 
Incentive fees payable  9,719   6,924 
Interest and other debt financing costs payable  3,337   5,513 
Management fees payable  3,959   3,830 
Deferred tax liabilities  762   956 
Unrealized depreciation on foreign currency forward contracts  1,178   631 
Directors' fees payable  117   114 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities  2,325   3,852 
Total liabilities $663,191  $665,524 
         
Net Assets      
Preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (10,000 shares authorized, zero outstanding, respectively) $  $ 
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share (200,000,000 shares authorized, 30,887,360 shares issued and outstanding, respectively)  31   31 
Paid-in capital in excess of par value  666,162   666,162 
Accumulated earnings (loss)  (11,907)  (13,908)
Total Net Assets $654,286  $652,285 
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $1,317,477  $1,317,809 
Net asset value per share $21.18  $21.12 
         


 
Crescent Capital BDC, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
   
  For the three months ended March 31,
  2022
 2021
Investment Income:       
From non-controlled non-affiliated investments:       
Interest income $20,951  $18,087 
Paid-in-kind interest  315   368 
Dividend income  9   516 
Other income  89   92 
From non-controlled affiliated investments:       
Interest income  348   308 
Paid-in-kind interest  2,039   500 
Dividend income  2,274   - 
From controlled investments:       
Interest income  182   - 
Paid-in-kind interest  174   - 
Dividend income  -   700 
Total investment income  26,381   20,571 
        
Expenses:       
Interest and other debt financing costs  5,471   4,194 
Management fees  4,015   3,207 
Income based incentive fees  2,718   2,277 
Capital gains based incentive fees  721   1,577 
Professional fees  452   497 
Directors' fees  117   119 
Other general and administrative expenses  696   692 
Total expenses  14,190   12,563 
Management fees waiver  (56)  (1,283)
Income based incentive fees waiver  (44)  (2,277)
Net expenses  14,090   9,003 
Net investment income before taxes  12,291   11,568 
Income and excise taxes  154   130 
Net investment income  12,137   11,438 
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments:       
Net realized gain/(loss) on:       
Non-controlled non-affiliated investments  1,306   1,746 
Non-controlled affiliated investments  7,113   - 
Foreign currency transactions  153   9 
Foreign currency forward contracts  24   - 
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on:       
Non-controlled non-affiliated investments and foreign currency translation  (853)  7,509 
Non-controlled affiliated investments  (3,077)  (321)
Controlled investments  (668)  609 
Foreign currency forward contracts  95   695 
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments  4,093   10,247 
Benefit (provision) for taxes on realized gain on investments  (217)  - 
Benefit (provision) for taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments  196   (149)
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $16,209  $21,536 
        
Per Common Share Data:       
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per share (basic and diluted): $0.52  $0.76 
Net investment income per share (basic and diluted): $0.39  $0.41 
Weighted average shares outstanding (basic and diluted):  30,887,360   28,167,360 
       

About Crescent BDC

Crescent BDC is a business development company that seeks to maximize the total return of its stockholders in the form of current income and capital appreciation by providing capital solutions to middle market companies with sound business fundamentals and strong growth prospects. Crescent BDC utilizes the extensive experience, origination capabilities and disciplined investment process of Crescent Capital Group LP (“Crescent”).  Crescent BDC is externally managed by Crescent Cap Advisors, LLC, a subsidiary of Crescent. Crescent BDC has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. For more information about Crescent BDC, visit www.crescentbdc.com. However, the contents of such website are not and should not be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein.

About Crescent Capital Group

Crescent is a global credit investment manager with over $38 billion of assets under management. For over 30 years, the firm has focused on below investment grade credit through strategies that invest in marketable and privately originated debt securities including senior bank loans, high yield bonds, as well as private senior, unitranche and junior debt securities. Crescent is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Boston, and London and more than 190 employees globally. For more information about Crescent, visit www.crescentcap.com. However, the contents of such website are not and should not be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein.

Contact:

Daniel McMahon
daniel.mcmahon@crescentcap.com        
212-364-0149

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and other statements that Crescent BDC may make, may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to Crescent BDC’s future financial or business performance, strategies or expectations. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “trend,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “pipeline,” “believe,” “comfortable,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “current,” “intention,” “estimate,” “position,” “assume,” “outlook,” “continue,” “remain,” “maintain,” “sustain,” “seek,” “achieve,” and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may” or similar expressions.

Crescent BDC cautions that forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which may change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Crescent BDC assumes no duty to and does not undertake to update forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance.

In addition to factors previously disclosed in Crescent BDC’s SEC reports and those identified elsewhere in this press release, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: (1) our future operating results; (2) our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies; (3) the impact of investments that we expect to make; (4) our contractual arrangements and relationships with third parties; (5) the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest; (6) the financial condition of and ability of our current and prospective portfolio companies to achieve their objectives; (7) our expected financings and investments; (8) the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital, including our ability to obtain continued financing on favorable terms; (9) the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies; (10) the impact of increased competition; (11) the ability of our investment adviser to locate suitable investments for us and to monitor and administer our investments; (12) potential conflicts of interest in the allocation of opportunities between us and other investment funds managed by our investment adviser or its affiliates; (13) the ability of our investment adviser to attract and retain highly talented professionals; (14) changes in law and policy accompanying the new administration and uncertainty pending any such changes; (15) increased geopolitical unrest, terrorist attacks or acts of war, which may adversely affect the general economy, domestic and local financial and capital markets, or the specific industries of our portfolio companies; (16) changes and volatility in political, economic or industry conditions, the interest rate environment, foreign exchange rates or financial and capital markets; (17) the unfavorable resolution of legal proceedings; and (18) the impact of changes to tax legislation and, generally, our tax position.

Crescent BDC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, each filed with the SEC, identify additional factors that can affect forward-looking statements.

Other Information

The information in this press release is summary information only and should be read in conjunction with Crescent BDC’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, which Crescent BDC filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on February 23, 2022, Crescent BDC’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, which Crescent BDC filed with the SEC on May 9, 2022, as well as Crescent BDC’s other reports filed with the SEC. A copy of Crescent BDC’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, Crescent BDC’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Crescent BDC’s other reports filed with the SEC can be found on Crescent BDC’s website at www.crescentbdc.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.