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Crescent Capital BDC, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results; Declares a Fourth Quarter 2021 Regular Dividend of $0.41 per Share and a Special Dividend of $0.05 per Share

Nov 10, 2021 at 4:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crescent Capital BDC, Inc. (“Crescent BDC” or “Company”) (NASDAQ: CCAP) today reported net investment income of $12.7 million, or $0.45 per share, and Adjusted Net Investment Income of $13.5 million, or $0.48 per share,1 for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. Reported net asset value per share was $21.16 at September 30, 2021 as compared to $20.98 at June 30, 2021.

The Company announced that its Board of Directors declared the following cash dividends on November 5, 2021:

Cash Dividend Type  Record Date  Payment Date  Amount Per Share
Regular  December 31, 2021  January 17, 2022  $0.41
Special  December 3, 2021  December 15, 2021  $0.05
Special  March 4, 2022  March 15, 2022  $0.05
Special  June 3, 2022  June 15, 2022  $0.05
Special  September 2, 2022  September 15, 2022  $0.05
        

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

 As of and for the Three Months Ended
September 30, 2021 June 30, 2021 September 30, 2020
Investments, at fair value $1,138.6  $1,095.0  $961.1 
Total assets $1,183.2  $1,128.5  $980.5 
Total net assets $596.2  $591.0  $537.1 
Net asset value per share $21.16  $20.98  $19.07 
          
Investment income $25.5  $23.8  $18.7 
Net investment income $12.7  $11.0  $12.2 
Net realized gains (losses), net of taxes $27.9  $2.2  $(0.5)
Net change in unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes $(23.9) $19.4  $26.6 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $16.7  $32.6  $38.3 
          
Net investment income per share $0.45  $0.39  $0.43 
Net realized gains (losses) per share, net of taxes $0.99  $0.08  $(0.02)
Net change in unrealized gains (losses) per share, net of taxes $(0.85) $0.69  $0.95 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per share $0.59  $1.16  $1.36 
Distributions paid per share $0.41  $0.41  $0.41 
          
Non-GAAP Financial Measures1:         
Adjusted net investment income $13.5  $14.8  $12.2 
Adjusted net investment income per share $0.48  $0.53  $0.43 
          
Weighted average yield on income producing securities (at cost)2  7.6%  7.8%  7.9%
Percentage of debt investments at floating rates  99.7%  99.6%  98.0%
          

Portfolio & Investment Activity

As of September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, the Company had investments in 132 and 130 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of $1,138.6 and $1,095.0 million, respectively. The portfolio at fair value was comprised of the following asset types:

Portfolio Asset Types:            
  As of
$ in millions September 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
Investment Type Fair Value Percentage Fair Value Percentage
Senior secured first lien $349.8  30.7% $371.1  32.6%
Unitranche first lien3  597.0  52.4   493.7  45.0 
Unitranche first lien - last out3  13.5  1.2   13.9  1.3 
Senior secured second lien  56.4  5.0   65.3  6.0 
Unsecured debt  5.4  0.5   5.5  0.5 
Equity & other  57.9  5.1   89.9  8.2 
LLC/LP equity interests  58.6  5.1   55.6  5.1 
Total investments  $1,138.6  100.0% $1,095.0  100.0%
             

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Company invested $158.5 million across 12 new portfolio companies, 10 existing portfolio companies and several follow-on revolver and delayed draw fundings. For this period, the Company had $122.8 million in aggregate exits, sales and repayments.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, the Company invested $121.0 million across 11 new portfolio companies, 13 existing portfolio companies and several follow-on revolver and delayed draw fundings. For this period, the Company had $109.6 million in aggregate exits, sales and repayments.

Results of Operations

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, investment income totaled $25.5 million and $23.8 million, respectively. The increase was primarily driven by interest income, as organic net deployment drove an increase in the size of the Company’s income-producing investment portfolio and paydown activity led to higher accelerated accretion of OID.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, total expenses, including income and excise taxes, totaled $12.8 million, respectively.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had $19.5 million in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and $173.1 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 September 30, 2021 was 3.32%.

The Company’s debt to equity ratio was 0.94x as of September 30, 2021.

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 September 30,For the nine months ended September 30,
  2021  2020  2021  2020
$ in millions, except per share data Amount Per Share Amount Per Share Amount Per Share Amount Per Share
Net investment income $12.7 $0.45 $12.2 $0.43 $35.1 $1.25 $36.7 $1.33
Capital gains based incentive fee  0.8  0.03      6.2  0.22    
Adjusted net investment income $13.5 $0.48 $12.2 $0.43 $41.3 $1.47 $36.7 $1.33
                         

Conference Call

The Company will host a webcast/conference call on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. 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: 6937369

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
September 30, 2021December 31,
(Unaudited)2020
Assets      
Investments, at fair value      
Non-controlled non-affiliated (cost of $1,030,512 and $920,693, respectively) $1,047,087 $923,912 
Non-controlled affiliated (cost of $42,997 and $50,431, respectively)  51,336  71,354 
Controlled (cost of $40,000 and $40,000, respectively)  40,207  38,735 
Cash and cash equivalents  6,467  1,896 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents  13,027  12,953 
Receivable for investments sold  15,302  6 
Interest and dividend receivable  7,581  3,859 
Unrealized appreciation on foreign currency forward contracts  1,915  264 
Deferred tax assets  54  630 
Other assets  210  543 
Total assets $1,183,186 $1,054,152 
 
Liabilities
Debt (net of deferred financing costs of $4,830 and $4,600, respectively) $557,071 $471,932 
Distributions payable  11,549  11,549 
Incentive fees payable  7,882   
Interest and other debt financing costs payable  3,503  3,923 
Management fees payable  3,055  1,867 
Deferred tax liabilities  1,079  1,324 
Unrealized depreciation on foreign currency forward contracts  587  896 
Directors' fees payable  127  98 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities  2,181  2,563 
Total liabilities  $587,034 $494,152 
 
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, 28,167,360 shares issued and outstanding, respectively)  28  28 
Paid-in capital in excess of par value  594,658  594,658 
Accumulated earnings (loss)  1,466  (34,686)
Total Net Assets $596,152 $560,000 
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $1,183,186 $1,054,152 
Net asset value per share $21.16 $19.88 
 

Crescent Capital BDC, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)

 For the three months ended  For the nine months ended
 September 30,  September 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
Investment Income:       
From non-controlled non-affiliated investments:       
Interest income$22,232  $16,132  $60,570  $48,424 
Paid-in-kind interest 184   501   966   1,747 
Dividend income 1,373   7   1,427   182 
Other income 254      577   1,060 
From non-controlled affiliated investments:       
Interest income 305   338   904   1,009 
Paid-in-kind interest 139   485   1,168   970 
Dividend income 291   511   2,134   1,940 
From controlled investments:       
Dividend income 700   700   2,100   1,500 
Total investment income 25,478   18,674   69,846   56,832 
        
Expenses:       
Interest and other debt financing costs 5,695   3,504   14,482   11,484 
Management fees 3,531   2,909   10,082   8,327 
Income based incentive fees 2,663   2,136   7,528   6,335 
Capital gains based incentive fees 757      6,150    
Professional fees 522   354   1,516   1,060 
Directors' fees 127   100   361   339 
Other general and administrative expenses 692   631   2,076   1,852 
Total expenses 13,987   9,634   42,195   29,397 
Management fee waiver (476)  (1,163)  (3,096)  (3,427)
Income based incentive fees waiver (931)  (2,136)  (5,796)  (6,335)
Net expenses 12,580   6,335   33,303   19,635 
Net investment income before taxes 12,898   12,339   36,543   37,197 
Income and excise taxes 170   131   1,403   480 
Net investment income  12,728   12,208   35,140   36,717 
        
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments:       
Net realized gain/(loss) on:       
Non-controlled non-affiliated investments 280   2   4,497   (1,021)
Non-controlled affiliated investments 27,513   (526)  27,513   (526)
Foreign currency transactions 80   6   359   (155)
Foreign currency forward contracts (56)     (193)   
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on:       
Non-controlled non-affiliated investments and foreign currency translation 2,897   19,051   13,336   (20,274)
Non-controlled affiliated investments (28,198)  5,694   (12,583)  14,086 
Controlled investments 302   3,416   1,472   (5,513)
Foreign currency forward contracts 1,523   (1,349)  1,959   623 
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments 4,341   26,294   36,360   (12,780)
Realized loss on asset acquisition          (3,825)
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments and asset acquisition 4,341   26,294   36,360   (16,605)
Benefit (provision) for taxes on realized gain on investments 2      (370)   
Benefit (provision) for taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments (392)  (161)  (332)  101 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations$16,679  $38,341  $70,798  $20,213 
        
Per Common Share Data:       
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per share (basic and diluted):$0.59  $1.36  $2.51  $0.73 
Net investment income per share (basic and diluted):$0.45  $0.43  $1.25  $1.33 
Weighted average shares outstanding (basic and diluted): 28,167,360   28,167,360   28,167,360   27,518,708 
            

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 $35 billion of assets under management. For 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, 2020 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, 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, 2020, which Crescent BDC filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on February 24, 2021, Crescent BDC’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, which Crescent BDC filed with the SEC on November 10, 2021, 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, 2020, 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.