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August 02, 2017


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Triangle Capital Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results, Announces $30 Million Expansion of Senior Credit Facility and Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.45 Per Share

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 02, 2017 (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 2017. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.45 per share.

Highlights

  • Total Investment Portfolio at Fair Value:  $1.17 billion
  • Total Net Assets (Equity):  $707.9 million
  • Net Asset Value Per Share (Book Value):  $14.83
  • Weighted Average Yield on Debt Investments:  11.4%
  • Efficiency Ratio (Compensation and G&A Expenses/Total Investment Income):  15.2%
  • Investment Portfolio Activity for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2017
    -- Cost of investments made during the period:  $89.5 million
    -- Principal repayments (excluding PIK interest repayments) during the period:  $25.1 million
    -- Proceeds related to the sale of equity investments during the period:  $9.9 million
  • Non-Accrual Assets as a Percentage of Total Portfolio Cost and Fair Value:  5.4% / 2.5%
  • Financial Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2017
    -- Total investment income:  $31.2 million
    -- Net investment income:  $19.4 million
    -- Net investment income per share:  $0.41
    -- Net realized gains:  $5.2 million
    -- Net unrealized depreciation: $26.2 million
    -- Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations:  $2.0 million
    -- Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations per share:  $0.04

In commenting on the Company's results, E. Ashton Poole, Chairman and CEO, stated, "Triangle continues its focus on finding investments with attractive risk-adjusted returns, with new platform investments totaling approximately $90 million since the beginning of the second quarter in a mix of unitranche, second lien and mezzanine structures.  As we enter the second half of 2017, our ample liquidity positions us to continue our investing strategy of moving incrementally up balance sheet while focusing on larger companies, a strategy we believe is prudent at this point in the current economic cycle."

Second Quarter 2017 Results

Total investment income during the second quarter of 2017 was $31.2 million, compared to total investment income of $30.2 million for the first quarter of 2017.  The increase in quarter-over-quarter total investment income resulted primarily from an increase in portfolio debt investments, partially offset by a $0.3 million decline in quarter-over-quarter non-recurring dividend and fee income from portfolio companies.  Non-recurring dividend and fee income was $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2017 as compared to $1.8 million during the first quarter of 2017.

Net investment income during the second quarter of 2017 was $19.4 million, compared to net investment income of $17.8 million for the first quarter of 2017.  Net investment income per share during the second quarter of 2017 was $0.41, based on weighted average shares outstanding during the quarter of 47.7 million, compared to $0.42 per share during the first quarter of 2017, based on weighted average shares outstanding of 42.7 million.

The Company's net decrease in net assets resulting from operations was $2.0 million during the second quarter of 2017, compared to a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $7.2 million during the first quarter of 2017.  The Company's net decrease in net assets resulting from operations was $0.04 per share during the second quarter of 2017, based on weighted average shares outstanding of 47.7 million, compared to an increase of $0.17 per share during the first quarter of 2017, based on weighted average shares outstanding of 42.7 million.

The Company's net asset value, or NAV, at June 30, 2017, was $14.83 per share as compared to $15.29 per share at March 31, 2017 and $15.13 per share at December 31, 2016.  As of June 30, 2017, the Company's weighted average yield on its outstanding, currently yielding debt investments was approximately 11.4%.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Commenting on the Company's liquidity position, Steven C. Lilly, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "With the further expansion of our senior credit facility to $465 million in July, Triangle has over $500 million of available liquidity to support our investment activities as we enter the second half of the year."

In May, 2017, the Company amended its senior secured credit facility ("Credit Facility") to include, among other things, an increase in current commitments from $300.0 million to $435.0 million and an extension in the maturity by two years to April 30, 2022.  The Credit Facility has an accordion feature that allows for an increase in commitments to up to $550.0 million from new and existing lenders on the same terms and conditions as the existing commitments.  The interest rate for borrowings under the Credit Facility remains unchanged at LIBOR/CDOR plus 2.75%.

In July, 2017, the Company received an additional commitment to the Credit Facility of $30.0 million, bringing total commitments under the Credit Facility to $465.0 million supported by a diversified group of fourteen lenders.  The additional commitment was executed under the accordion feature of the Credit Facility, which continues to allow for an increase in commitments up to $550.0 million.

At June 30, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents totaling $65.0 million and outstanding borrowings under its senior credit facility of $125.3 million.

As of June 30, 2017, the Company had outstanding non-callable, fixed-rate SBA-guaranteed debentures totaling $250.0 million with a weighted average interest rate of 3.90%.  In addition, the third SBIC license that was approved in January of 2017 provides up to $100.0 million of additional borrowing capacity for SBA-guaranteed debentures.

Dividend Information

The Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.45 per share.  This is the Company's 43rd consecutive quarterly dividend since its initial public offering in February, 2007.

The Company's dividend will be payable as follows:

Third Quarter 2017 Dividend
Amount Per Share: $0.45
Record Date: September 6, 2017
Payment Date:  September 20, 2017
   

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

At the time of its IPO in February, 2007, Triangle adopted a dividend reinvestment plan ("DRIP") that provides for reinvestment of dividends and distributions on behalf of its stockholders, unless a stockholder elects to receive cash.  As a result, when the Company declares a cash dividend or distribution, stockholders who have not opted out of the DRIP will have their cash dividends or distributions automatically reinvested in additional shares of the Company's common stock, rather than receiving cash.

When the Company declares and pays dividends and distributions, it determines the allocation of the distribution between current income, accumulated income and return of capital on the basis of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP").  At each year end, the Company is required for tax purposes to determine the allocation based on tax accounting principles.  Due to differences between GAAP and tax accounting principles, the portion of each dividend distribution that is ordinary income, capital gain or return of capital may differ for GAAP and tax purposes.  The tax status of the Company's distributions can be found on the Investor Relations page of its website.

Recent Portfolio Activity

During the quarter ended June 30, 2017, the Company made six new investments totaling approximately $70.7 million, additional debt investments in eleven existing portfolio companies totaling approximately $17.5 million and additional equity investments in five existing portfolio companies totaling $1.3 million.  The Company had two portfolio company loans repaid at par totaling $19.0 million, and received normal principal repayments and partial loan repayments totaling $6.1 million.  The Company wrote-off debt and equity investments in one portfolio company and recognized realized losses on the write-offs totaling $2.7 million.  In addition, the Company received proceeds related to the sales of certain equity securities totaling $9.9 million and recognized net realized gains on such sales totaling $7.9 million.

New investment transactions which occurred during the second quarter of 2017 are summarized as follows:

In May, 2017, the Company made a $5.0 million second lien debt investment in Constellis Holdings, LLC ("Constellis").  Constellis provides security and risk management assessment, mission support and training services to government agencies and commercial customers.

In May, 2017, the Company made a $3.0 million second lien debt investment in Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc. ("Keystone"). Keystone is a provider of care coordination and quality assurance services to help healthcare payors monitor quality, ensure compliance and contain costs.

In June, 2017, the Company made a $20.0 million unitranche debt investment in Schweiger Dermatology Group, LLC ("Schweiger"). Schweiger is the largest provider of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology services in the New York City area.

In June, 2017, the Company made a $13.9 million investment in Tax Advisors Group, LLC ("TAG") consisting of subordinated debt and equity.  TAG provides business tax advisory services.

In June, 2017, the Company made an $18.8 million investment in Lighting Retrofit International ("LRI") consisting of split collateral debt and equity. LRI provides custom design, engineering and installation services for water, lighting, building envelope and metering efficiency retrofit projects.

In June 2017, the Company made a $10.0 million second lien debt investment in in CIBT Global, Inc. ("CIBT"). CIBT is the leading global provider of mobility services including visa, passport and immigration documentation.

New portfolio investments subsequent to quarter end are summarized as follows:

In July, 2017, the Company made a $10.0 million second lien debt investment in IDERA, Inc. ("IDERA"). IDERA develops software that enables database professionals to design, monitor and manage data systems, and builds application development tools to help software engineers build, test and deploy a wide range of applications faster and more efficiently.

In July, 2017, the Company made an $11.0 million investment in HemaSource, Inc. ("HemaSource") consisting of subordinated debt and equity.  HemaSource is the leading technology-enabled distributor of medical products to the plasma collection industry.

Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2017 Results

Triangle has scheduled a conference call to discuss second quarter 2017 operating and financial results for Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. ET.

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 7, 2017. To access the replay, please dial 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406 and enter the passcode 48845399.

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, 2017.

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. ET on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in conjunction with the filing of the Company's 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 3, 2017.

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 debt and equity investment structures including first lien, unitranche, second lien, and mezzanine 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 - $50.0 million per transaction in companies with annual revenues between $20.0 million and $300.0 million and EBITDA between $5.0 million and $75.0 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 regarding the plans and objectives of management for future operations. Any such forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, which involve assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "intend," "target," "goals," "plan," "forecast," "project," other variations on these words or comparable terminology, or the negative of these words. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that may be incorrect, and we cannot assure you that the projections included in these forward-looking statements will come to pass. Our actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including the factors discussed in our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and other documents or reports that we in the future may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Copies of any reports or documents we file with the SEC are publicly available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, and stockholders may receive a hard copy of our completed audited financial statements free of charge upon request to the Company at 3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 530, Raleigh, NC 27612.

We have based any forward-looking statements included in this press release on information available to us on the date of this press release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements, unless we are required to do so by applicable law. However, you are advised to consult any additional disclosures that we may make directly to you or through reports that we in the future may file with the SEC, including subsequent annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K.

 
TRIANGLE CAPITAL CORPORATION
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 June 30,
2017
 December 31,
2016
 (Unaudited)  
Assets:   
Investments at fair value:   
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments (cost of $986,706,846 and $888,974,154 as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively)$956,156,761  $857,604,639 
Affiliate investments (cost of $201,879,074 and $162,539,224 as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively)190,754,277  161,510,773 
Control investments (cost of $63,696,899 and $45,418,113 as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively)22,401,769  18,791,769 
Total investments at fair value1,169,312,807  1,037,907,181 
Cash and cash equivalents64,999,516  107,087,663 
Interest, fees and other receivables9,155,222  10,189,788 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets1,933,748  1,659,570 
Deferred financing fees5,372,998  2,699,960 
Property and equipment, net96,422  106,494 
Total assets$1,250,870,713  $1,159,650,656 
Liabilities:   
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$3,589,695  $6,797,244 
Interest payable4,137,636  3,996,940 
Taxes payable  489,691 
Deferred income taxes955,545  2,053,701 
Borrowings under credit facility125,315,242  127,011,475 
Notes163,076,680  162,755,381 
SBA-guaranteed debentures payable245,850,941  245,389,966 
Total liabilities542,925,739  548,494,398 
Commitments and contingencies   
Net Assets:   
Common stock, $0.001 par value per share (150,000,000 shares authorized, 47,745,674 and 40,401,292 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively)  47,746  40,401 
Additional paid-in capital821,351,998  686,835,054 
Net investment income in excess of (less than) distributions(150,341) 5,884,512 
Accumulated realized losses (32,361,001) (24,211,594)
Net unrealized depreciation(80,943,428) (57,392,115)
Total net assets707,944,974  611,156,258 
Total liabilities and net assets$1,250,870,713  $1,159,650,656 
Net asset value per share$14.83  $15.13 
        


 
TRIANGLE CAPITAL CORPORATION
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
 Three Months
Ended
 Three Months
Ended
 Six Months
Ended
 Six Months
Ended
 June 30,
 2017
 June 30,
 2016
 June 30,
 2017
 June 30,
 2016
Investment income:       
Interest income:       
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments$ 21,655,040  $ 17,486,022  $ 42,125,877  $ 35,668,676 
Affiliate investments3,879,585  3,356,738  7,251,720   6,741,107 
Control investments310,611  267,298  580,147  460,914 
Total interest income25,845,236  21,110,058  49,957,744  42,870,697 
Dividend income:       
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments980,004  48,589  1,261,233  (1,198,171)
Affiliate investments104,244  302,207  104,244  462,262 
Control investments  300,000    300,000 
Total dividend income1,084,248  650,796  1,365,477  (435,909)
Fee and other income:       
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments958,416  2,452,792  2,875,654  4,076,678 
Affiliate investments171,025  226,551  471,289  536,566 
Control investments100,000  100,000  200,000  200,000 
Total fee and other income1,229,441  2,779,343  3,546,943  4,813,244 
Payment-in-kind interest income:       
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments2,153,265  2,731,689  4,792,647  5,653,293 
Affiliate investments757,471  1,094,522  1,495,937  2,083,735 
Total payment-in-kind interest income2,910,736  3,826,211  6,288,584  7,737,028 
Interest income from cash and cash equivalents144,106  55,452  245,789  92,670 
Total investment income31,213,767  28,421,860  61,404,537  55,077,730 
Operating expenses:       
Interest and other financing fees7,113,827  6,764,654  14,024,130  13,283,224 
Compensation expenses3,575,406  4,096,472  7,825,819  13,546,965 
General and administrative expenses1,173,572  1,221,821  2,384,193  2,310,545 
Total operating expenses11,862,805  12,082,947  24,234,142  29,140,734 
Net investment income19,350,962  16,338,913  37,170,395  25,936,996 
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments and foreign currency borrowings:          
Net realized gains (losses):       
Non-Control / Non-Affiliate investments5,258,024  5,621,127  (7,102,311) 6,205,914 
Affiliate investments(88,472) (1,683,731) 3,444,344  (1,682,304)
Control investments    (4,491,440)  
Net realized gains (losses)5,169,552  3,937,396  (8,149,407) 4,523,610 
Net unrealized depreciation:       
Investments(25,719,104) (13,529,964) (22,847,546) (10,445,641)
Foreign currency borrowings(524,975) (59,268) (703,767) (911,791)
Net unrealized depreciation(26,244,079) (13,589,232) (23,551,313) (11,357,432)
Net realized and unrealized losses on investments and foreign currency borrowings(21,074,527) (9,651,836) (31,700,720) (6,833,822)
Tax benefit (provision)(304,181) (250) (304,181) 10,911 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations$(2,027,746) $6,686,827  $5,165,494  $ 19,114,085 
Net investment income per share—basic and diluted$0.41  $0.49  $0.82  $0.77 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per share—basic and diluted$(0.04) $0.20  $0.11  $0.57 
Dividends/distributions per share:       
Regular quarterly dividends/distributions$0.45  $0.45  $0.90  $0.99 
Total dividends/distributions per share$0.45  $0.45  $0.90  $0.99 
Weighted average shares outstanding—basic and diluted47,695,007  33,584,466  45,232,916  33,532,406 
             


 
TRIANGLE CAPITAL CORPORATION
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
 Six Months
Ended
 Six Months
Ended
 June 30, 2017 June 30, 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations$5,165,494  $19,114,085 
Adjustments to reconcile net increase in net assets resulting from operations to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:     
Purchases of portfolio investments  (250,992,360) (75,444,437)
Repayments received/sales of portfolio investments88,758,765  119,484,196 
Loan origination and other fees received3,830,367  1,622,991 
Net realized (gain) loss on investments8,149,407  (4,523,610)
Net unrealized depreciation on investments23,945,702  10,058,066 
Net unrealized depreciation on foreign currency borrowings703,767  911,791 
Deferred income taxes(1,098,156) 387,577 
Payment-in-kind interest accrued, net of payments received(2,717,697) (1,993,156)
Amortization of deferred financing fees1,214,363  1,069,711 
Accretion of loan origination and other fees(2,234,150) (2,550,623)
Accretion of loan discounts(145,660) (199,697)
Accretion of discount on SBA-guaranteed debentures payable  31,899 
Depreciation expense35,312  33,432 
Stock-based compensation2,975,888  5,886,490 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
  Interest, fees and other receivables1,034,566  (4,533,464)
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets(274,178) (956,646)
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(3,207,549) (4,089,336)
  Interest payable140,696  127,007 
  Taxes payable(489,691) (735,498)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities(125,205,114) 63,700,778 
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Purchases of property and equipment(25,240) (47,254)
Net cash used in investing activities(25,240) (47,254)
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 facility83,700,000  68,901,849 
Repayments of credit facility(86,100,000) (49,000,000)
Financing fees paid(3,105,127) (1,123,400)
Net proceeds related to public offering of common stock132,024,463   
Common stock withheld for payroll taxes upon vesting of restricted stock(2,113,620) (3,484,074)
Cash dividends/distributions paid(41,263,509) (31,633,584)
Net cash provided by financing activities83,142,207  8,660,791 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(42,088,147) 72,314,315 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period107,087,663  52,615,418 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$64,999,516  $ 124,929,733 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:   
Cash paid for interest$12,126,129  $11,625,782 
Summary of non-cash financing transactions:   
Dividends/distributions paid through DRIP share issuances$1,637,558  $1,590,155 

 

Contacts



E. Ashton Poole

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

919-719-8618

apoole@tcap.com



Steven C. Lilly

Chief Financial Officer

919-719-4789

slilly@tcap.com

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