Full Circle Capital Corporation Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Earnings

Full Circle Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: FULL) (the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended March 31, 2012.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2012, the Company recorded net investment income of $1.1 million, or $0.18 per share, and a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $1.5 million, or $0.25 per share. Net asset value was $8.94 per share at March 31, 2012 compared to $8.92 per share at December 31, 2011.

On May 7, 2012, the Board of Directors declared monthly distributions for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as follows:
       
Record Date       Payment Date   Per Share Amount
July 31, 2012 August 15, 2012 $0.077
August 31, 2012 September 14, 2012 $0.077
September 28, 2012       October 15, 2012   $0.077
 

These monthly distributions equate to a $0.924 annualized distribution rate or a current annualized yield of 12.3%, based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock of $7.52 per share on May 9, 2012.

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2012

  • Net asset value was $8.94 per share at March 31, 2012.
  • Weighted average portfolio interest rate was 12.98% at March 31, 2012 compared to 13.04% at December 31, 2011.
  • Total investment income was $2.4 million, including fee income from structuring fees and other sources of $0.2 million.
  • Net investment income was $1.1 million, or $0.18 per share.
  • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations was $1.5 million, or $0.25 per share.
  • Total portfolio investments at March 31, 2012 were $66.1 million (excluding U.S. treasury bills of $30.0 million), compared to $64.6 million (excluding U.S. treasury bills of $32.5 million) at December 31, 2011.
  • The Company funded $1.4 million to existing borrowers, funded $0.6 million in one new investment and received a $0.5 million repayment from one borrower.
  • At March 31, 2012, excluding U.S. Treasury bills, 92% of investments were first lien senior secured loans.
  • At March 31, 2012, debt outstanding was $15.8 million consisting of $12.4 million drawn under the Company’s $35.0 million senior credit facility and $3.4 million under its senior unsecured notes.
  • Full Circle paid monthly distributions of $0.077 per share on February 15, 2012 and March 15, 2012 and April 13, 2012.
  • Per share amounts for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 are based on approximately 6.2 million weighted average shares outstanding.

Recent Funding Activity

On May 1, 2012, the Company invested $4.25 million in a term loan bearing interest at LIBOR plus 12.75% to Matt Martin Real Estate Management, LLC. Matt Martin Real Estate Management, LLC provides real estate disposition services to federal government agencies and other parties.

On May 8, 2012 the Company invested $5.0 million in a senior secured loan bearing interest at 12.00% to Employment Plus, Inc. Employment Plus, Inc. provides temporary and permanent staffing services to the private sector across multiple industries.

Taking into account the $9.25 million of new loan funding subsequent to March 31, 2012, valued at cost and not fair value (which has not yet been determined), the Company’s portfolio assets on a pro forma basis total approximately $75.4 million at May 9, 2012.

Management Commentary

“With the two new loan originations, totaling $9.25 million, which closed subsequent to March 31, 2012, our loan portfolio has reached its highest level since our IPO in August 2010. With these added investments we are moving closer to full deployment at current liquidity levels, which we expect will result in higher investment income from the larger portfolio,” said John Stuart, chairman and chief executive officer of Full Circle Capital Corp. “We continue to move forward on opportunities in our transaction pipeline. Demand for our flexible uni-tranche lending solutions in our target market of lower middle and smaller market companies remains strong.”

“Our investing strategy – to invest in first lien senior secured loans to smaller and lower middle-market companies with a significant level of risk protection and a desirable yield - is reflected in our portfolio metrics. 92% of our portfolio consists of first lien senior secured loans, which gives us the first call on a borrower’s collateral. We remain well positioned for an eventual rise in interest rates with floating rate loans accounting for 91% of the portfolio, which we believe is in the top tier of the BDC universe. In addition, the yield on our loan portfolio remains approximately 13%.”

Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results

The Company’s net asset value at March 31, 2012 was $8.94 per share. For the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012, the Company recorded net unrealized appreciation of $0.4 million resulting primarily from fair value adjustments.

The Company generated $2.2 million of interest income during the period, of which 100% was paid in cash. Fee income from structuring fees and other sources totaled $0.2 million. The Company recorded net investment income of $1.1 million, or $0.18 per share, and a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $1.5 million, or $0.25 per share.

During the quarter, the Company funded $1.4 million to existing borrowers, funded $0.6 million in one new investment and received a $0.5 million repayment from one borrower.

At March 31, 2012, the Company’s portfolio (excluding U.S. Treasury bills and money market funds) included investments in 17 companies, of which 14 were debt investments. The average portfolio company debt investment at March 31, 2012 was $4.7 million. The weighted average interest rate on investments was 12.98%. At fair value, 92% of portfolio investments were first lien loans, 5% were second lien loans and 3% were equity investments. Approximately 91% of the debt investment portfolio, at fair value, bore interest at floating rates. The loan-to-value ratio on the Company’s loans was 61% at March 31, 2012 compared to 63% at December 31, 2011.

Conference Call Details

Management will host a conference call to discuss these results on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. To participate in the conference call, please call 866-305-6438 (domestic call-in) or 706-679-7161 (international call-in) and reference code # 78158604.

A live webcast of the conference call and the accompanying slide presentation will be available at http://ir.fccapital.com/CorporateProfile.aspx?iid=4151676. All participants should call or access the website approximately 10 minutes before the conference begins.

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available from 1:00 p.m. EDT on May 11, 2012 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 18, 2012 by calling 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international) and entering confirmation # 78158604. An archived replay of the conference call and slide presentation will also be available in the investor relations section of the company’s website.

About Full Circle Capital Corporation

Full Circle Capital Corporation ( www.fccapital.com) is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Full Circle lends to and invests in senior secured loans and, to a lesser extent, mezzanine loans and equity securities issued by smaller and lower middle-market companies that operate in a diverse range of industries. Full Circle’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. For additional information visit the company’s web site www.fccapital.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which relate to future events or Full Circle's future performance or financial condition. 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. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in Full Circle's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Full Circle undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.
         
FULL CIRCLE CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
 
March 31, 2012 June 30, 2011
(Unaudited) (Audited)
Assets
Control Investments at Fair Value (Cost of $7,383,672 and
$1,658,552, respectively) $ 7,426,135 $ 842,884
Affiliate Investments at Fair Value (Cost of $430,500
and $7,174,348, respectively) 216,964 7,112,992
Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Investments at Fair Value (Cost of

$90,625,968 and $75,757,764, respectively)
  88,487,587   74,838,241
Total Investments at Fair Value (Cost of $98,440,140 and
$84,590,664, respectively) 96,130,686 82,794,117
 
Cash 2,862,163 2,065,943
Deposit with Broker 3,050,000 2,657,859
Interest Receivable 880,969 680,527
Principal Receivable 488,821 -
Dividends Receivable 47,306 -
Other Receivable 3,622 -
Prepaid Expenses 83,817 33,642
Other Current Assets 23,931 212,961
Deferred Offering Expenses 23,237 -
Deferred Credit Facility Fees   50,000   50,000
 
Total Assets   103,644,552   88,495,049
 
Liabilities
Due to Affiliate 569,508 592,418
Accounts Payable 37,157 116,289
Accrued Liabilities 43,256 73,228
Due to Broker 30,000,050 25,999,632
Dividends Payable 478,892 1,399,361
Interest Payable 101,080 23,361
Other Current Liabilities 1,035,880 412,171
Line of Credit 12,397,168 -
Distribution Notes   3,404,583   3,404,583
 
Total Liabilities   48,067,574   32,021,043
 
Net Assets $ 55,576,978 $ 56,474,006
Components of Net Assets
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(100,000,000 authorized; 6,219,382 issued
and outstanding) $ 62,194 $ 62,194
Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par 58,204,411 58,204,411
Distributions in Excess of Net Investment Income (851,694) (340,534)
Accumulated Net Realized Gains 471,521 344,482
Accumulated Net Unrealized Losses   (2,309,454)   (1,796,547)
Net Assets $ 55,576,978 $ 56,474,006
Net Asset Value Per Share $ 8.94 $ 9.08
 
       
FULL CIRCLE CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended

March 31,
  Nine Months Ended

March 31,
2012   20111 2012   20111
Investment Income
Interest Income $ 1,940,034 $ 1,492,929 $ 5,870,076 $ 4,295,839
Interest Income from Affiliate Investments - 441,640 234,864 772,674
Interest Income from Control Investments 228,456 - 483,100 -
Dividend Income - 2,092 - 2,092
Dividend Income from Affiliate Investments - - - 210,833
Dividend Income from Control Investments 55,393 - 57,216 -
Other Income 138,688 307,689 515,137 508,691
Other Income from Affiliate Investments - 61,073 54,086 61,073
Other Income from Control Investments 26,389 - 131,389 -
 
Total Investment Income 2,388,960 2,305,423 7,345,868 5,851,202
 
Operating Expenses
Management Fee 291,919 250,194 878,569 661,607
Incentive Fee 277,588 348,612 923,864 836,074
Total Advisory Fees 569,507 598,806 1,802,433 1,497,681
 
Allocation of Overhead Expenses 89,211 90,270 264,103 210,630
Sub-Administration Fees 78,114 78,115 234,343 182,267
Officers’ Compensation 74,800 32,361 192,353 75,472

Total Costs Incurred Under Administration Agreement
242,125 200,746 690,799 468,369
 
Directors’ Fees 32,125 30,625 86,375 85,857
Interest Expenses 211,491 83,365 578,456 413,884
Professional Services Expense 121,301 89,080 435,980 209,205
Bank Fees 2,774 12,866 9,740 29,756
Other 91,063 102,127 294,321 219,443
Organizational Expenses - - - 178,979
 
Total Gross Operating Expenses 1,270,386 1,117,615 3,898,104 3,103,174
 
Management Fee Waiver and Expense Reimbursement - (173,827) (313,792) (415,515)
 
Total Net Operating Expenses 1,270,386 943,788 3,584,312 2,687,659
 
Net Investment Income 1,118,574 1,361,635 3,761,556 3,163,543
Net Change in Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments 404,773 (1,051,141) (512,907) (1,381,276)
Realized Gain on Investments 467 251,780 127,039 344,417
 
Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations $ 1,523,814 $ 562,274 $ 3,375,688 $ 2,126,684
 
 
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share $ 0.25 $ 0.09 $ 0.54 $ 0.44
Net investment income per common share $ 0.18 $ 0.22 $ 0.60 $ 0.66
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding 6,219,382 6,215,047 6,219,382 4,820,864
 
            1       Certain amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period’s presentation
             
FULL CIRCLE CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Unaudited)
 

Three months ended

March 31, 2012
Three months ended

March 31, 2011
Nine months ended

March 31, 2012

For the period from August 31, 2010 (commencement of operations) to March 31, 2011
Per Share Data 1 :
Net asset value at beginning of period $ 8.92 $ 9.32 $ 9.08 $ 9.40
Offering costs - - - (0.04 )
Net investment income 0.18 0.22 0.61 0.52
Change in unrealized loss 0.07 (0.17 ) (0.08 ) (0.23 )
Realized gain - 0.04 0.02 0.06
Dividends declared   (0.23 )   (0.23 )   (0.69 )   (0.53 )
Net asset value at end of period $ 8.94   $ 9.18   $ 8.94   $ 9.18  
 
            1       Financial highlights are based on average weighted shares outstanding.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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