August 03, 2016

E. Ashton Poole, Chairman and CEO (919) 747-8618
Steven C. Lilly, Chief Financial Officer (919) 719-4789

3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 530
Raleigh, NC 27612
Tel (919) 719-4770
Fax (919) 719-4777

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Triangle Capital Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

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.


  • 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 38th 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 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 ( 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 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.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 June 30, 2016 December 31, 2015
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 value930,822,986  977,276,716 
Cash and cash equivalents124,929,733  52,615,418 
Interest, fees and other receivables9,425,610  4,892,146 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets1,903,714  947,068 
Deferred financing fees3,093,052  3,480,444 
Property and equipment, net119,520  105,698 
Total assets$1,070,294,615  $1,039,317,490 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$3,374,178  $7,463,514 
Interest payable3,841,477  3,714,470 
Taxes payable  735,498 
Deferred income taxes5,375,894  4,988,317 
Borrowings under credit facility152,070,309  131,256,669 
Notes162,444,085  162,142,478 
SBA-guaranteed debentures payable244,938,000  220,648,789 
Total liabilities572,043,943  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 capital553,234,755  549,242,439 
Investment income in excess of distributions8,851,309  16,127,141 
Accumulated realized losses(21,289,719) (25,813,329)
Net unrealized depreciation(42,579,303) (31,221,871)
Total net assets498,250,672  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 

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations

 Three Months
 Three Months
 Six Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 June 30,
 June 30,
 June 30,
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 income2,779,343  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 

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 investments119,484,196  154,211,535 
Loan origination and other fees received1,622,991  2,819,164 
Net realized loss (gain) on investments(4,523,610) 13,802,034 
Net unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on investments10,058,066  (1,820,140)
Net unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on foreign currency borrowings911,791  (861,385)
Deferred income taxes387,577  753,833 
Payment-in-kind interest accrued, net of payments received(1,993,156) 23,501 
Amortization of deferred financing fees1,069,711  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 payable31,899  92,784 
Depreciation expense33,432  29,225 
Stock-based compensation5,886,490  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 payable127,007  212,193 
Taxes payable(735,498) (2,451,879)
Payable from unsettled transaction  16,961,500 
Net cash provided by operating activities63,700,778  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 payable32,800,000   
Repayments of SBA-guaranteed debentures payable(7,800,000)  
Borrowings under credit facility68,901,849  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 activities8,660,791  (1,318,968)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents72,314,315  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 



Sheri Blair Colquitt

Vice President, Investor Relations


Steven C. Lilly

Chief Financial Officer


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