PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. Announces Financial Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2012

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2012) - PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: PFLT) announced today financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS

     
Quarter Ended June 30, 2012
($ in millions, except per share amounts)
   
     
Assets and Liabilities:    
  Investment portfolio $ 155.0  
  Net assets $ 95.5  
  Net asset value per share $ 13.94  
  Credit Facility (cost $54.4) $ 54.1  
         
Yield on debt investments at quarter-end   8.6
Operating Results:    
  Net investment income $ 1.8  
  Net investment income per share $ 0.27  
  Distributions declared per share $ 0.235  
       
Portfolio Activity:      
  Purchases of investments $ 27.7  
  Sales and repayments of investments $ 15.4  
       
  Number of new portfolio companies invested   11  
  Number of existing portfolio companies invested   2  
  Number of portfolio companies at quarter-end   58  
 

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

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. ("we," "our," "us" or "Company") will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, August 10, 2012 to discuss its quarterly financial results. All interested parties are welcome to participate. You can access the conference call by dialing (888) 503-8171 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (719) 325-2456. All callers should reference PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. An archived replay of the call will be available through August 24, 2012 by calling (888) 203-1112. International callers please dial (719) 457-0820. For all phone replays, please reference conference ID #6044905.

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

As of June 30, 2012, our portfolio totaled $155.0 million and consisted of $136.8 million of senior secured loans, $7.1 million of second lien secured debt and $11.1 million of subordinated debt, preferred and common equity investments. Our portfolio consisted of 86% floating rate investments (including 82% with a London Interbank Offered Rate, LIBOR, or prime floor) and 14% fixed-rate investments. Overall, the portfolio had net unrealized depreciation of less than $1.7 million. Our portfolio consisted of 58 companies with an average investment size of $2.7 million, had a weighted average yield on debt investments of 8.6% and was invested 88% in senior secured loans, 5% in second lien secured debt and 7% 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 and $7.1 million of subordinated debt, preferred and common equity investments. Our portfolio consisted of 84% floating 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, and preferred and common equity investments.

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, we invested $27.7 million in 11 new and two existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 9.3%. Sales and repayments of investments totaled $15.4 million for the same period. For the nine months ended June 30, 2012, we invested $99.9 million in 36 new and four existing portfolio companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 9.2%. Sales and repayments of investments totaled $57.0 million for the same period. For the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011, we invested $114.8 million in 38 new companies with a weighted average yield on debt investments of 7.5%. Sales and repayments of investments for the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011 totaled $27.8 million.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Set forth below are the results of operations for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012 and the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011.

Investment Income

Investment income for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012 was $3.2 million and $8.6 million, respectively, and was primarily attributable to $2.7 million and $7.0 million from senior secured loans, $0.2 million and $0.8 million from second lien secured debt investments and $0.3 million and $0.8 million from subordinated debt investments, respectively. Investment income for the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011 was $0.9 million and was primarily attributable to senior secured loans.

Expenses

Expenses for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012 totaled $1.4 million and $3.8 million, respectively. Base management fees for the same period totaled $0.4 million and $1.1 million, performance-based incentive fees totaled $(0.1) million and $0.1 million, our senior secured revolving credit facility, or the Credit Facility, expenses totaled $0.7 million and $1.3 million (including $0.3 million of non-recurring expenses) and general and administrative expenses totaled $0.4 million and $1.4 million, respectively. Expenses for the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011, totaled $1.8 million. Base management fee for the same period totaled $0.1 million, performance-based incentive fees totaled $0.1 million (none of which is currently payable), debt issuance costs (non-recurring) totaled $1.3 million, and general and administrative expenses totaled $0.3 million.

Net Investment Income

Net investment income totaled $1.8 million and $4.8 million, or $0.27 and $0.70 per share, for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. Net investment loss totaled $0.9 million, or $0.13 per share, for the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011.

Net Realized Gains or Losses

Sales and repayments of investments for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012 totaled $15.4 million and $57.0 million and realized gains totaled $0.2 million and $0.6 million, respectively, due to sales and repayments of our debt investments. Sales and repayments of investments for the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011 totaled $27.8 million and realized gains totaled $0.3 million due to sales of debt investments.

Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation on Investments and Credit Facility

For the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012, we reported unrealized (depreciation) appreciation on investments of $(1.7) million and $2.4 million, respectively. As of June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2011, net unrealized depreciation on investments totaled $1.7 million and $4.1 million, respectively. For the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011, our investments had net unrealized depreciation of approximately $0.1 million.

For the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012, our long-term Credit Facility had a change in unrealized depreciation of less than $0.1 million and $0.3 million, respectively. As of June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2011, net unrealized depreciation on our long-term Credit Facility totaled $0.3 million and zero, respectively.

Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations totaled $0.4 million and $8.0 million, or $0.06 and $1.17 per share, for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations totaled $0.7 million, or $0.10 per share, for the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011. This increase in net assets from operations was due to the continued growth in net investment income as a result of growth in our portfolio.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Our liquidity and capital resources are derived from our 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, the rotation of our portfolio and proceeds from public and private offerings of securities to finance our investment objectives.

On June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2011, we had outstanding borrowings of $54.4 million and $24.7 million under our Credit Facility, with a weighted average interest rate of 2.72% and 2.53% excluding the 0.50% undrawn commitment fee, respectively.

Our operating activities used cash of $28.9 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 primarily due to investments and offset by repayments. Our financing activities provided cash of $25.2 million for the same period primarily due to net draws under the Credit Facility.

For the period March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011, we generated operating cash flows primarily from interest earned on debt investments and dispositions of investments. Our primary use of funds from operations during the same period consisted of investments in portfolio companies, payments of fees, and other operating expenses we incurred. Our operating activities used cash of $86.9 million for the period March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011, and our financing activities provided cash of $97.3 million for the same period, primarily from our common stock offering.

DISTRIBUTIONS

During the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012, we declared to stockholders distributions of $0.235 and $0.670 per share, respectively, for total distributions of $1.6 million and $4.6 million, respectively. For the period from March 4, 2011 (Commencement of Operations) to June 30, 2011, we declared distributions of $0.05 per share, for total distributions of $0.3 million. 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  
   
  June 30, 2012
 (unaudited)
    September 30, 2011  
Assets          
Investments at fair value              
  Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments, at fair value
(cost--$156,728,980 and $114,829,621, respectively)
$ 154,979,350     $ 110,724,241  
Cash equivalents   3,328,639       6,987,450  
Interest receivable   1,022,489       732,695  
Receivable for investments sold   -       2,467,500  
Prepaid expenses and other assets   282,061       163,374  
    Total assets   159,612,539       121,075,260  
Liabilities              
Distributions payable   548,053       479,547  
Payable for investments purchased   8,230,000       990,000  
Unfunded investments   -       2,323,250  
Credit Facility payable (cost--$54,400,000 and $24,650,000, respectively)   54,128,000       24,650,000  
Interest payable on Credit Facility   406,862       150,246  
Management fee payable   383,673       266,432  
Performance-based incentive fees payable   18,074       -  
Accrued other expenses   398,070       143,680  
    Total liabilities   64,112,732       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   (1,216,181     (1,392,528
Accumulated net realized gain on investments   935,593       311,988  
Net unrealized depreciation on investments   (1,749,630     (4,105,380
Net unrealized appreciation on Credit Facility   272,000       -  
    Total net assets $ 95,499,807     $ 92,072,105  
    Total liabilities and net assets $ 159,612,539     $ 121,075,260  
Net asset value per share $ 13.94     $ 13.44  
               
               
               
PENNANTPARK FLOATING RATE CAPITAL LTD. AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
   Three Months Ended June 30, 2012      Three Months Ended June 30, 2011      Nine Months Ended
June 30, 2012
 
Investment income:                      
From non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:                      
  Interest $ 3,120,180     $ 898,719     $ 8,387,545  
  Other income   80,522       -       223,915  
  Total Income   3,200,702       898,719       8,611,460  
Expenses:                      
  Base management fee   383,673       99,001       1,069,870  
  Performance-base incentive fees   (117,536 )     43,865       58,204  
  Interest and expenses on the Credit Facility   409,732       -       1,031,208  
  Administrative services expenses   147,097       84,749       435,056  
  Other general and administrative expenses   254,743       218,675       974,330  
  Expenses before Credit Facility issuance and amendment costs   1,077,709       446,290       3,568,668  
  Credit Facility issuance and amendment costs   276,500       1,335,735       276,500  
  Total Expenses   1,354,209       1,782,025       3,845,168  
  Net investment income (loss)   1,846,493       (883,306 )     4,766,292  
Realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments and Credit Facility:                      
Net realized gain on non-controlled, non-affiliated investments   217,718       291,669       623,605  
Net change in unrealized depreciation on:                      
  Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments   (1,709,804 )     (72,344 )     2,355,750  
  Credit Facility depreciation   33,000       -       272,000  
  Net change in unrealized (appreciation) depreciation on investments and Credit Facility   (1,676,804 )     (72,344 )     2,627,750  
Net realized and unrealized (loss) gain from investments and Credit Facility   (1,459,086 )     219,325       3,251,355  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $ 387,407     $ (663,981 )   $ 8,017,647  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per common share $ 0.06     $ (0.10 )   $ 1.17  
                       
Net investment income (loss) per common share $ 0.27     $ (0.13 )   $ 0.70  
                       

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