PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. Announces Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 3, 2012) - PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: PFLT), "we," "our," "us" or "Company," today announces financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS
Quarter Ended March 31, 2012
($ in millions, except per share amounts)

Assets and Liabilities:
Investment portfolio $ 146.2
Net assets $ 96.7
Net asset value per share $ 14.12
Credit Facility (cost $47.8) $ 47.6
Yield on debt investments at quarter-end 8.6 %
Operating Results:
Net investment income $ 1.5
Net investment income per share $ 0.23
Distributions declared per share $ 0.225
Portfolio Activity:
Purchases of investments $ 32.9
Sales and repayments of investments $ 19.3
Number of new portfolio companies invested 12
Number of existing portfolio companies invested -
Number of portfolio companies at quarter-end 51

CONFERENCE CALL AT 10:00 A.M. ET ON MAY 4, 2012

The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, May 4, 2012 to discuss its quarterly financial results. All interested parties are welcome to participate. You can access the conference call by dialing (888) 378-4350 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (719) 457-2625. All callers should reference PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. An archived replay of the call will be available through May 18, 2012 by calling (888) 203-1112. International callers please dial (719) 457-0820. For all phone replays, please reference conference ID #3847131.

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

As of March 31, 2012, our portfolio totaled $146.2 million and consisted of $126.3 million of senior secured loans, $7.1 million of second lien secured debt, $12.8 million of subordinated debt, preferred and common equity investments. Our portfolio consisted of 85% variable-rate investments (including 80% with a London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, or prime floor) and 15% fixed-rate investments. Overall, the portfolio had net unrealized depreciation of less than $0.1 million. Our portfolio consisted of 51 companies with an average investment size of $2.9 million, had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 8.6% and was invested 86% in senior secured loans, 5% in second lien secured debt and 9% in subordinated debt, preferred and common equity investments.

As of September 30, 2011, our portfolio totaled $110.7 million and consisted of $94.3 million of senior secured loans, $9.3 million of second lien secured debt, $7.1 million of subordinated debt, preferred and common equity investments. Our portfolio consisted of 84% variable-rate investments (including 78% with a LIBOR or prime floor) and 16% fixed-rate investments. Overall, the portfolio had net unrealized depreciation of $4.1 million. Our overall portfolio consisted of 38 companies with an average investment size of $2.9 million, had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 8.0% and was invested 85% in senior secured loans, 9% in second lien secured debt and 6% in subordinated debt, preferred and common equity investments.

For the three months ended March 31, 2012, we invested $32.9 million in 12 new portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 8.9%. Sales and repayments of investments totaled $19.3 million for the same period. For the six months ended March 31, 2012, we invested $72.2 million in 25 new and two existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 9.2%. Sales and repayments of investments totaled $41.6 million for the same period.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Set forth below are the results of operations for the three and six months ended March 31, 2012, respectively.

Investment Income

Investment income for the three and six months ended March 31, 2012 was $2.9 million and $5.4 million, respectively, and was primarily attributable to $2.3 million and $4.3 million from senior secured loans investments, $0.3 million and $0.6 million from second lien secured debt investments and $0.3 million and $0.5 million from subordinated debt investments, respectively. We continue to find attractive investment opportunities and grow our portfolio.

Expenses

Expenses for the three and six months ended March 31, 2012 totaled $1.4 million and $2.5 million, respectively. Base management fees for the same period totaled $0.4 million and $0.7 million, performance-based incentive fees totaled $0.2 million and $0.2 million, our senior secured revolving credit facility, or the Credit Facility, expenses totaled $0.3 million and $0.6 million and general and administrative expenses totaled $0.5 million and $1.0 million, respectively. We expect our Credit Facility expenses and management fees to continue to increase as a result of growth in our portfolio.

Net Investment Income

Net investment income totaled $1.5 million and $2.9 million, or $0.23 per share and $0.43 per share, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2012, respectively.

Net Realized Gains or Losses

Sales and repayments of investments for the three and six months ended March 31, 2012 totaled $19.3 million and $41.6 million and realized gains totaled $0.1 million and $0.4 million, respectively, due to rotation and refinancing of our debt investments.

Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation on Investments and Credit Facility

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2012, we reported unrealized appreciation on investments of $3.0 million and $4.1 million, respectively. On March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, net unrealized depreciation on investments totaled less than $0.1 million and $4.1 million, respectively.

For the three and six months ended March 31, 2012, our long-term Credit Facility payable increased (decreased) in value due to unrealized appreciation of $0.1 million and $(0.2) million, respectively. On March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, net unrealized depreciation on our long-term Credit Facility totaled $0.2 million and zero, respectively.

Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations totaled $4.5 million and $7.6 million, or $0.66 and $1.12 per share, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2012, respectively.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Our liquidity and capital resources were and are derived from our initial public offering, our Credit Facility and cash flows from operations, including investment sales and repayments, and income earned. Our primary use of funds from operations includes investments in portfolio companies and payments of fees and other operating expenses we incur. We have used, and expect to continue to use, our Credit Facility, proceeds from the rotation of our portfolio and proceeds from public and private offerings of securities to finance our investment objectives.

On March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, we had outstanding borrowings of $47.8 million and $24.7 million under our Credit Facility, with a weighted average interest rate of 2.54% and 2.53% excluding the 0.50% undrawn commitment fee, respectively.

Our operating activities used cash of $23.3 million for the six months ended March 31, 2012 primarily due to investments and offset by repayments. Our financing activities provided cash of $20.2 million for the same period primarily due to net draws under the Credit Facility.

DISTRIBUTIONS

During the three and six months ended March 31, 2012, we declared to stockholders distributions of $0.225 and $0.435 per share, respectively, for total distributions of $1.5 million and $3.0 million, respectively. Distributions are paid from taxable earnings and may include a return of capital and/or capital gains. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099-DIV after the end of the calendar year and in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

The Company makes available on its website its report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and stockholders may find the report on its website at www.pennantpark.com.

PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
March 31, 2012
(unaudited)
September 30, 2011
Assets
Investments at fair value
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments, at fair value
(cost--$146,227,958 and $114,829,621, respectively) $ 146,188,132 $ 110,724,241
Cash equivalents 3,849,360 6,987,450
Interest receivable 1,085,930 732,695
Receivable for investments sold - 2,467,500
Prepaid expenses and other assets 50,742 163,374
Total assets 151,174,164 121,075,260
Liabilities
Distributions payable 513,800 479,547
Payable for investments purchased 2,940,000 990,000
Unfunded investments 2,161,880 2,323,250
Credit Facility payable (cost--$47,800,000 and $24,650,000, respectively) 47,561,000 24,650,000
Interest payable on Credit Facility 342,495 150,246
Management fee payable 370,352 266,432
Performance-based incentive fees payable 175,740 -
Accrued other expenses 386,592 143,680
Total liabilities 54,451,859 29,003,155
Net Assets
Common stock, 6,850,667 shares are issued and outstanding.
Par value $0.001 per share and 100,000,000 shares authorized. 6,851 6,851
Paid-in capital in excess of par value 97,251,174 97,251,174
Distributions in excess of net investment income (1,452,769 ) (1,392,528 )
Accumulated net realized gain on investments 717,875 311,988
Net unrealized depreciation on investments (39,826 ) (4,105,380 )
Net unrealized depreciation on Credit Facility 239,000 -
Total net assets $ 96,722,305 $ 92,072,105
Total liabilities and net assets $ 151,174,164 $ 121,075,260
Net asset value per share $ 14.12 $ 13.44
PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2012
Six Months Ended
March 31, 2012
Investment income:
From non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:
Interest $ 2,943,730 $ 5,410,758
Expenses:
Base management fee 370,352 686,197
Performance-base incentive fees payable 175,740 175,740
Interest and expenses on the Credit Facility 342,496 621,476
Administrative services expenses 149,624 287,959
Other general and administrative expenses 360,618 719,587
Total expenses 1,398,830 2,490,959
Net investment income 1,544,900 2,919,799
Realized and unrealized gain on investments and Credit Facility:
Net realized gain on non-controlled, non-affiliated investments 95,712 405,887
Net change in unrealized depreciation on:
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments 2,996,463 4,065,554
Credit Facility depreciation (112,000 ) 239,000
Net change in unrealized depreciation on investments and Credit Facility 2,884,463 4,304,554
Net realized and unrealized gain from investments and Credit Facility 2,980,175 4,710,441
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations $ 4,525,075 $ 7,630,240
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share $ 0.66 $ 1.12
Net investment income per common share $ 0.23 $ 0.43

ABOUT PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD.

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. is a business development company which primarily invests in U.S. middle-market private companies in the form of floating rate senior secured loans. From time to time, the Company may also invest in mezzanine debt and equity investments. PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. is managed by PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release are forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance 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 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.

We may use words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "seeks," "plans," "estimates" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations. You should not place undue influence on such forward-looking statements as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements unless required by law.

CONTACT:
Aviv Efrat
PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.
Reception: (212) 905-1000
www.pennantpark.com