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Fifth Street Finance Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2013 Financial Results

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) ("FSC" or "we") announces its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights
  • Net investment income for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was $28.7 million or $0.24 per share, as compared to $22.3 million or $0.27 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2012;  
  • Net asset value per share was $9.85 as of September 30, 2013, as compared to $9.90 as of June 30, 2013;  
  • Net realized and unrealized losses for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 were $2.6 million or $0.02 per share, as compared to net realized and unrealized gains of $4.8 million or $0.06 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2012; and  
  • No investments were on non-accrual status as of September 30, 2013.

Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Highlights
  • Net investment income for the year ended September 30, 2013 was $115.0 million or $1.04 per share, as compared to $88.0 million or $1.11 per share for the year ended September 30, 2012;  
  • Net realized and unrealized losses for the year ended September 30, 2013 were $13.1 million or $0.12 per share, as compared to $8.6 million or $0.11 per share for the year ended September 30, 2012; and  
  • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the year ended September 30, 2013 was $101.8 million or $0.92 per share, as compared to $79.4 million or $1.00 per share for the year ended September 30, 2012.

First Quarter 2014 Investment Activity Update
  • To date, during our first fiscal quarter 2014, we have closed a record $663.8 million of new investments, $425.5 million of which were funded at close.

Calendar Year 2014 Dividend Declarations

To date, our Board of Directors has declared monthly dividends, which reflect a $1.00 per share annual run rate, for calendar year 2014 as follows:
  • $0.0833 per share, payable on January 31, 2014 to stockholders of record on January 15, 2014;
  • $0.0833 per share, payable on February 28, 2014 to stockholders of record on February 14, 2014;
  • $0.0833 per share, payable on March 31, 2014 to stockholders of record on March 14, 2014;
  • $0.0833 per share, payable on April 30, 2014 to stockholders of record on April 15, 2014; and
  • $0.0833 per share, payable on May 30, 2014 to stockholders of record on May 15, 2014.

Portfolio and Investment Activity

Our Board of Directors determined the fair value of our portfolio at September 30, 2013 to be $1.9 billion, as compared to $1.3 billion at September 30, 2012. Total assets at September 30, 2013 were $2.1 billion, as compared to $1.4 billion at September 30, 2012.

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