RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Triangle Capital Corporation (NYSE:TCAP) ("Triangle" or the "Company"), a leading provider of capital to lower middle market companies, today announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2016.

Highlights
  • Total Investment Portfolio: $930.8 million
  • Total Net Assets (Equity): $498.3 million
    • $617.9 million including proceeds from July, 2016, equity offering
  • Net Asset Value Per Share (Book Value): $14.82
  • Weighted Average Yield on Debt Investments: 12.3%
  • Efficiency Ratio (G&A Expenses/Total Investment Income): 18.7%
  • Investment Portfolio Activity for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2016
    • Cost of investments made during the period: $63.6 million
    • Principal repayments (excluding PIK interest repayments) during the period: $59.6 million
    • Proceeds related to the sale of equity investments during the period: $6.3 million
  • Non-Accrual Assets as a Percentage of Total Portfolio Cost and Fair Value: 5.6% and 2.2%, respectively
  • Financial Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2016
    • Total investment income: $28.4 million
    • Net investment income: $16.3 million
    • Net investment income per share: $0.49
    • Net realized gains: $3.9 million
    • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations: $6.7 million
    • Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per share: $0.20

In commenting on the Company's second quarter investment activity and near- to medium-term outlook, E. Ashton Poole, President and CEO, stated, "Second quarter investment activity was highlighted by three new platform investments as well as a marked improvement in our investment pipeline. After a seasonally slow start of the year we have recently experienced a significant increase in the quantity and quality of our investment pipeline. This increased activity was the primary impetus for our recent equity offering, the proceeds of which will provide the foundation for Triangle's investment activity over the next two to three quarters."

Second Quarter 2016 Results

Total investment income during the second quarter of 2016 was $28.4 million, compared to total investment income of $27.8 million for the second quarter of 2015, representing an increase of 2.1%. The increase in investment income was primarily attributable to a $0.3 million increase in non-recurring fee income and a $0.3 million increase in non-recurring dividend income.

Net investment income during the second quarter of 2016 was $16.3 million, compared to net investment income of $16.2 million for the second quarter of 2015, representing an increase of 1.1%. Net investment income per share during the second quarter of 2016 was $0.49, based on weighted average shares outstanding during the quarter of 33.6 million, compared to $0.49 per share during the second quarter of 2015, based on weighted average shares outstanding of 33.2 million.

The Company's net increase in net assets resulting from operations was $6.7 million during the second quarter of 2016, compared to a $12.2 million increase during the second quarter of 2015.  The Company's net increase in net assets resulting from operations was $0.20 per share during the second quarter of 2016, based on weighted average shares outstanding of 33.6 million, compared to a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $0.37 per share during the second quarter of 2015, based on weighted average shares outstanding of 33.2 million.

The Company's net asset value, or NAV, at June 30, 2016, was $14.82 per share as compared to $15.23 per share at December 31, 2015. As of June 30, 2016, the Company's weighted average yield on its outstanding, currently yielding debt investments was approximately 12.3%.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Commenting on the Company's liquidity position, Steven C. Lilly, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Triangle further strengthened its balance sheet and liquidity position in recent months with the issuance of additional SBA-guaranteed debentures, including $25 million under the recently passed SBA expansion legislation, and approximately $120 million of net proceeds from our July equity offering.  Including the effects of the equity offering, we have over $390 million of available liquidity to support new investment opportunities."

At June 30, 2016, the Company had cash and cash equivalents totaling $124.9 million and $147.9 million of remaining borrowing capacity under its $300.0 million senior credit facility.

In June, 2016, the Company borrowed $32.8 million in SBA-guaranteed debentures, including $25.0 million pursuant to recently-enacted legislation which increased the maximum total debenture limit for SBICs under common control. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had outstanding SBA-guaranteed debentures totaling $250.0 million.

On July 29, 2016, the Company closed a public offering of 6.25 million shares of common stock with net proceeds of approximately $119.6 million. The underwriters have been granted an option, exercisable until August 25, 2016, to purchase up to 937,500 additional shares of common stock to cover overallotments, if any.

Dividend Information

On May 4, 2016, Triangle announced that its board of directors had declared a cash dividend of $0.45 per share. This was the Company's 38 th consecutive quarterly dividend since its initial public offering in February, 2007.  The record date for the dividend was June 8, 2016, and the payment date was June 22, 2016.

Recent Portfolio Activity

During the quarter ended June 30, 2016, the Company made three new investments totaling approximately $46.3 million, debt investments in five existing portfolio companies totaling $15.8 million and equity investments in seven existing portfolio companies totaling $1.6 million.  The Company had four portfolio company loans repaid at par totaling $48.2 million and received normal principal repayments and partial loan prepayments totaling $11.3 million. The Company wrote-off an equity investment in one portfolio company and recognized a realized loss on the write-off of $2.0 million. In addition, the Company received proceeds related to the sales of certain equity securities totaling $6.3 million and recognized net realized gains on such sales totaling $5.9 million.

New portfolio investments which occurred during the second quarter of 2016 are summarized as follows:

In April, 2016, the Company made a $12.9 million investment in Halo Branded Solutions ("Halo") consisting of subordinated debt and equity. Halo is a supply chain service provider in the promotional products industry.

In April, 2016, the Company made a $12.5 million subordinated debt investment in TK USA Enterprises, Inc. ("TK"). TK is a leading manufacturer of decorative hardware for the professional market.

In May, 2016, the Company made a $20.9 million investment in Travelpro Products, Inc. and TP - Holiday Group Limited (collectively, "Travelpro") consisting of second lien debt and equity. Travelpro is a marketer and supplier of luggage, assorted bags, and travel accessories sold predominantly in the United States and Canada.

Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2016 Results

Triangle has scheduled a conference call to discuss second quarter 2016 operating and financial results for Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).

To listen to the call, please dial 877-312-5521 or 253-237-1143 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A taped replay will be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available until August 8, 2016. To access the replay, please dial 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406 and enter the passcode 45062595.

Triangle's quarterly results conference call will also be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of its website at http://ir.tcap.com/events.cfm. Access the website 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the Company's website until August 31, 2016.

Triangle will post a brief, pre-recorded on-demand podcast on the investor relations section of the Company's website after 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, in conjunction with the filing of Triangle's Form 10-Q. The purpose of the podcast is to provide interested analysts and investors with meaningful statistical and financial information in advance of the participatory earnings call on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).

About Triangle Capital Corporation

Triangle Capital Corporation ( www.TCAP.com) invests capital in established companies in the lower middle market to fund growth, changes of control and other corporate events.  Triangle offers a wide variety of investment structures with a primary focus on mezzanine financing with equity components.  Triangle's investment objective is to seek attractive returns by generating current income from debt investments and capital appreciation from equity related investments.  Triangle's investment philosophy is to partner with business owners, management teams and financial sponsors to provide flexible financing solutions.  Triangle typically invests $5.0 million - $35.0 million per transaction in companies with annual revenues between $20.0 million and $200.0 million and EBITDA between $3.0 million and $35.0 million.

Triangle has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("1940 Act").  Triangle is required to comply with a series of regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NYSE, federal and state laws and regulations.  Triangle has elected to be treated as a regulated investment company under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  Failure to comply with any of the laws and regulations that apply to Triangle could have a material adverse effect on Triangle and its stockholders.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are likely to be affected by other unknowable future events and conditions, including elements of the future that are or are not under the Company's control, and that the Company may or may not have considered; accordingly, such statements cannot be guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance.  Actual developments and results are highly likely to vary materially from these estimates and projections of the future and some of these uncertainties are enumerated in Triangle's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements are included in our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and stockholders may receive a hard copy of the completed audited financial statements free of charge upon request to the Company at 3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 530, Raleigh, NC 27612. Such statements speak only as of the time when made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.

TRIANGLE CAPITAL CORPORATION Consolidated Balance Sheets
  June 30, 2016   December 31, 2015
  (Unaudited)    
Assets:      
Investments at fair value:      
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments (cost of $750,833,116 and $795,244,907 as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively) $ 717,643,399     $ 774,238,518  
Affiliate investments (cost of $175,702,230 and $171,486,103 as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively) 183,475,354     177,581,965  
Control investments (cost of $44,418,113 and $40,618,113 as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively) 29,704,233     25,456,233  
Total investments at fair value 930,822,986     977,276,716  
Cash and cash equivalents 124,929,733     52,615,418  
Interest, fees and other receivables 9,425,610     4,892,146  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,903,714     947,068  
Deferred financing fees 3,093,052     3,480,444  
Property and equipment, net 119,520     105,698  
Total assets $ 1,070,294,615     $ 1,039,317,490  
Liabilities:      
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 3,374,178     $ 7,463,514  
Interest payable 3,841,477     3,714,470  
Taxes payable     735,498  
Deferred income taxes 5,375,894     4,988,317  
Borrowings under credit facility 152,070,309     131,256,669  
Notes 162,444,085     162,142,478  
SBA-guaranteed debentures payable 244,938,000     220,648,789  
Total liabilities 572,043,943     530,949,735  
Commitments and contingencies      
Net Assets:      
Common stock, $0.001 par value per share (150,000,000 shares authorized, 33,630,195 and 33,375,126 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively) 33,630     33,375  
Additional paid-in capital 553,234,755     549,242,439  
Investment income in excess of distributions 8,851,309     16,127,141  
Accumulated realized losses (21,289,719 )   (25,813,329 )
Net unrealized depreciation (42,579,303 )   (31,221,871 )
Total net assets 498,250,672     508,367,755  
Total liabilities and net assets $ 1,070,294,615     $ 1,039,317,490  
Net asset value per share $ 14.82     $ 15.23  
               

TRIANGLE CAPITAL CORPORATION Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
  Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,  2016   June 30,  2015   June 30,  2016   June 30,  2015
Investment income:              
Interest income:              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments  $ 17,486,022     $ 16,982,885     $ 35,668,676     $ 33,941,585  
Affiliate investments  3,356,738     4,199,380     6,741,107     8,390,729  
Control investments  267,298     49,481     460,914     49,481  
Total interest income  21,110,058     21,231,746     42,870,697     42,381,795  
Dividend income:              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments  48,589     45,689     (1,198,171 )   1,634,394  
Affiliate investments  302,207     281,369     462,262     537,622  
Control investments  300,000         300,000      
Total dividend income  650,796     327,058     (435,909 )   2,172,016  
Fee and other income:              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments  2,452,792     835,092     4,076,678     4,072,438  
Affiliate investments  226,551     1,500,096     536,566     1,997,053  
Control investments  100,000     100,000     200,000     200,000  
Total fee and other income 2,779,343     2,435,188     4,813,244     6,269,491  
Payment-in-kind interest income:              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments  2,731,689     2,613,528     5,653,293     5,341,851  
Affiliate investments  1,094,522     1,150,008     2,083,735     2,319,009  
Total payment-in-kind interest income  3,826,211     3,763,536     7,737,028     7,660,860  
Interest income from cash and cash equivalents  55,452     67,376     92,670     120,312  
Total investment income  28,421,860     27,824,904     55,077,730     58,604,474  
Operating expenses:              
Interest and other financing fees  6,764,654     7,325,340     13,283,224     13,757,795  
Compensation expenses  4,096,472     3,516,492     13,546,965     8,925,115  
General and administrative expenses  1,221,821     816,887     2,310,545     1,985,800  
Total operating expenses  12,082,947     11,658,719     29,140,734     24,668,710  
Net investment income  16,338,913     16,166,185     25,936,996     33,935,764  
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments and foreign currency borrowings:              
Net realized gains (losses):              
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments  5,621,127     3,178,433     6,205,914     6,415,102  
Affiliate investments  (1,683,731 )   238,806     (1,682,304 )   266,508  
Control investments      (20,483,644 )       (20,483,644 )
Net realized gains (losses) 3,937,396     (17,066,405 )   4,523,610     (13,802,034 )
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation):              
Investments  (13,529,964 )   14,782,147     (10,445,641 )   1,066,307  
Foreign currency borrowings  (59,268 )   (312,322 )   (911,791 )   861,385  
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation)  (13,589,232 )   14,469,825     (11,357,432 )   1,927,692  
Net realized and unrealized losses on investments and foreign currency borrowings  (9,651,836 )   (2,596,580 )   (6,833,822 )   (11,874,342 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt      (1,394,017 )       (1,394,017 )
Benefit (provision) for taxes  (250 )       10,911     (137,875 )
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations $ 6,686,827     $ 12,175,588     $ 19,114,085     $ 20,529,530  
Net investment income per share—basic and diluted  $ 0.49     $ 0.49     $ 0.77     $ 1.02  
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per share—basic and diluted $ 0.20     $ 0.37     $ 0.57     $ 0.62  
Dividends/distributions per share:              
Regular quarterly dividends/distributions  $ 0.45     $ 0.54     $ 0.99     $ 1.08  
Supplemental dividends/distributions      0.05         0.10  
Total dividends/distributions per share  $ 0.45     $ 0.59     $ 0.99     $ 1.18  
Weighted average shares outstanding—basic and diluted  33,584,466     33,234,532     33,532,406     33,166,865  
                       

TRIANGLE CAPITAL CORPORATION Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
  Six Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2016   June 30, 2015
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations $ 19,114,085     $ 20,529,530  
Adjustments to reconcile net increase in net assets resulting from operations to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Purchases of portfolio investments (75,444,437 )   (163,270,565 )
Repayments received/sales of portfolio investments 119,484,196     154,211,535  
Loan origination and other fees received 1,622,991     2,819,164  
Net realized loss (gain) on investments (4,523,610 )   13,802,034  
Net unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on investments 10,058,066     (1,820,140 )
Net unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on foreign currency borrowings 911,791     (861,385 )
Deferred income taxes 387,577     753,833  
Payment-in-kind interest accrued, net of payments received (1,993,156 )   23,501  
Amortization of deferred financing fees 1,069,711     1,107,207  
Loss on extinguishment of debt     1,394,017  
Accretion of loan origination and other fees (2,550,623 )   (3,202,668 )
Accretion of loan discounts (199,697 )   (238,229 )
Accretion of discount on SBA-guaranteed debentures payable 31,899     92,784  
Depreciation expense 33,432     29,225  
Stock-based compensation 5,886,490     3,412,181  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Interest, fees and other receivables (4,533,464 )   574,544  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (956,646 )   (207,411 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (4,089,336 )   (3,726,899 )
Interest payable 127,007     212,193  
Taxes payable (735,498 )   (2,451,879 )
Payable from unsettled transaction     16,961,500  
Net cash provided by operating activities 63,700,778     40,144,072  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of property and equipment (47,254 )   (37,091 )
Net cash used in investing activities (47,254 )   (37,091 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Borrowings under SBA-guaranteed debentures payable 32,800,000      
Repayments of SBA-guaranteed debentures payable (7,800,000 )    
Borrowings under credit facility 68,901,849     83,000,000  
Repayments of credit facility (49,000,000 )   (56,000,000 )
Proceeds from notes     83,372,640  
Redemption of notes     (69,000,000 )
Financing fees paid (1,123,400 )   (2,740,049 )
Net expenses related to public offering of common stock     (54,967 )
Common stock withheld for payroll taxes upon vesting of restricted stock (3,484,074 )   (2,400,352 )
Cash dividends/distributions paid (31,633,584 )   (37,496,240 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 8,660,791     (1,318,968 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 72,314,315     38,788,013  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 52,615,418     78,759,026  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 124,929,733     $ 117,547,039  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:      
Cash paid for interest $ 11,625,782     $ 11,673,774  
Summary of non-cash financing transactions:      
Dividends/distributions paid through DRIP share issuances $ 1,590,155     $ 1,695,423  
               

 
ContactsSheri Blair ColquittVice President, Investor Relations919-719-4784scolquitt@tcap.comSteven C. LillyChief Financial Officer919-719-4789slilly@tcap.com

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