Golub Capital BDC, Inc. Declares Fourth Fiscal Quarter Dividend of $0.31 Per Share and Announces Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2010 Financial Results

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Golub Capital BDC, Inc., a business development company (Nasdaq: GBDC), today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.  

Except where the context suggests otherwise, the terms "we," "us," "our," and "Company," refer to Golub Capital BDC, Inc. and its Subsidiaries.  "GC Advisors" refers to GC Advisors, LLC, our investment advisor.

SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

       
         

(in millions, expect per share data)

       
         
 

September 30, 2010

     

Investment portfolio

$                                344,869

     

Total assets

$                                442,763

     

NAV per share

$                                    14.71

     
         
 

Quarter Ended September 30, 2010

Year Ended September 30, 2010

   

Investment income

$                                    7,431

$                                  33,150

   

Net investment income

$                                    4,351

$                                  23,367

   

Net realized and unrealized gain

$                                    1,896

$                                  26,248

   

Net income

$                                    6,247

$                                  26,248

   

Net income per share

$                                      0.35

N/A

(1)

 

Net investment income per share

$                                      0.25

N/A

(1)

 
         

(1) – For historical periods that include financial results prior to April 1, 2010, the Company did not

 

have common shares outstanding or an equivalent and therefore earnings per share for periods

 

that include financial results prior to April 1, 2010 are not provided.  

 
         

 

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES

At September 30, 2010, the Company had investments in 94 portfolio companies, with a total fair value of $344.9 million.  The portfolio consisted of $227.1 million of senior secured loans, $90.4 million of unitranche loans, $11.4 million of second lien loans, $13.4 million of subordinated debt and $2.6 million of common equity investments.   For the three months ended September 30, 2010, the Company originated $83.7 million in new investment commitments.  Of the $83.7 million in new investment commitments, 59% were senior secured loans, 27% were unitranche loans, 11% were subordinated loans and 3% were equity securities.  Sales and repayments on investments for the same period totaled $13.5 million. The Company expects to continue to invest in a mix of mezzanine and senior secured loans to obtain a high level of current income and to preserve capital.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2010, the weighted average annualized interest income yield (which excludes income resulting from amortization of fees and discounts) and weighted average annualized investment income yield (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) on the fair value of investments in the Company's portfolio was  8.1% and 9.8%, respectively.  As of September 30, 2010, 59.2% of the Company's portfolio at fair value had interest rate floors that limit minimum interest rates on such loans.

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Total investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010 was $7.4 million and $7.2 million, respectively.  Investment income increased by $0.2 million, or 2.8%, for the three months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2010. This increase was primarily attributable to higher average invested assets during the three months ended September 30, 2010.

Total expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010 were $3.1 million and $2.4 million, respectively.  Total expenses increased by $0.7 million, or 29.2%, for the three months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2010. This increase was primarily due to an increase in interest expense as a result of higher debt outstanding and higher interest rates on our outstanding debt.    

Total expenses for the year ended September 30, 2010 and September 30, 2009 were $9.8 million and $7.9 million, respectively.  Total expenses increased by $1.9 million, or 24.5%, for the year ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the year ended September 30, 2009.  This increase was primarily due to non-recurring organizational costs associated with our initial public offering, as well as an increase in professional fees, management fees, and administrative service fees.  These increases were partially offset by a decrease in interest and other credit facility expenses.  

During the three months ended September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010, the Company had $(40,000) and $0 of net realized losses on investments, respectively.  During the three months ended September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010, the Company recorded net unrealized appreciation of $1.9 million and net unrealized depreciation of  $(0.1) million, respectively.  

During the years ended September 30, 2010 and September 30, 2009, the Company had $(40,000) and $(4.0) million of net realized losses on investments, respectively.  During the years ended September 30, 2010 and September 30, 2009, the Company recorded net unrealized appreciation of $2.9 million and net unrealized depreciation of $(1.5) million, respectively.  

"I am pleased to report that we had a solid 9/30/10 quarter and that we continue to see strong momentum in new originations. Based on new deals already completed and our current pipeline, we expect new originated investments for the 12/31/2010 quarter will exceed originations in the 9/30/2010 quarter," said Golub Capital BDC, Inc. CEO David Golub.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

As of September 30, 2010, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $61.2 million, restricted cash of $31.8 million and $174.0 million of total debt outstanding.

Through our wholly owned subsidiary, GC SBIC IV, L.P., the Company may obtain leverage by issuing SBA-guaranteed debentures, subject to issuance of a capital commitment by the SBA and customary procedures. See recent developments below for information pertaining to commitments available under the SBA debenture program.  

On December 8, 2010, the Company's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share payable on December 30, 2010 to holders of record as of December 20, 2010.

PORTFOLIO AND ASSET QUALITY

GC Advisors regularly assesses the risk profile of each of the Company's investments and rates each of them based on the following categories:

Risk Ratings Definition

 

Rating

 

Definition

 

5

 

Involves the least amount of risk in our portfolio. The borrower is performing above expectations and the trends and risk factors are generally favorable.

 

4

 

Involves an acceptable level of risk that is similar to the risk at the time of origination. The borrower is generally performing as expected and the risk factors are neutral to favorable.

 

3

 

Involves a borrower performing below expectations and indicates that the loan's risk has increased somewhat since origination. The borrower may be out of compliance with debt covenants; however; loan payments are generally not past due.

 

2

 

Involves a borrower performing materially below expectations and indicates that the loan's risk has increased materially since origination. In addition to the borrower being generally out of compliance with debt covenants, loan payments may be past due (but generally not more than 180 days past due). For loans graded 2, we will implement a plan to increase monitoring of the borrower.

 

1

 

Indicates that the borrower is performing substantially below expectations and the loan risk has substantially increased since origination. Most or all of the debt covenants are out of compliance and payments are substantially delinquent. Loans graded 1 are not anticipated to be repaid in full and we will reduce the fair market value of the loan to the amount we anticipate will be recovered.

 
   
     

 

The following table shows the distribution of our investments on the 1 to 5 investment performance rating scale at fair value as of September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010:

     

September 30, 2010

 

June 30, 2010

 
 

Investment

 

Investments

 

Percentage of

 

Investments

 

Percentage of

 
 

Performance

 

at Fair Value

 

Total

 

at Fair Value

 

Total

 
 

Rating

 

(In thousands)

 

Investments

 

(In thousands)

 

Investments

 
 

5

 

$             98,307

 

28.5%

 

91,915

 

33.1%

 
 

4

 

199,876

 

58.0%

 

128,874

 

46.4%

 
 

3

 

41,948

 

12.2%

 

54,769

 

19.7%

 
 

2

 

4,738

 

1.4%

 

2,052

 

0.7%

 
 

1

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

 
 

Total

 

$           344,869

 

100.0%

 

$           277,610

 

100.0%

 
                   

 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

On October 8, 2010, GC SBIC IV, L.P. received a $22 million debt commitment from the SBA.  The commitment may be drawn upon subject to customary SBA procedures.  Through December 10, 2010, the Company had drawn $10 million of the commitment.  

The company also announced today the promotion of Ross A. Teune as Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Teune joined an affiliate of our investment advisor in November 2007 and, prior to being elected our Chief Financial Officer, served as Senior Vice President of Finance for an affiliate of our investment advisor, where he had responsibility for the financial reporting for its private debt funds managed.  Prior thereto, Mr. Teune was Vice President of Finance at Antares Capital Corporation, where he was responsible for overseeing operations and financial reporting.  Mr. Teune also served as the primary liaison to the tax, treasury, external reporting and market risk departments of Massachusetts Life Insurance Company, Antares Capital's parent company.  Mr. Teune also worked at Heller Financial Corporation and KPMG LLP.  

Sean K. Coleman, who is stepping down as Chief Financial Officer, will continue as a Managing Director of our investment advisor, focusing on origination and underwriting of new investments.  Golub Capital BDC, Inc. CEO David Golub said, "We are excited to bring Ross A. Teune's enormous talents to the Company. We thank Sean for his extraordinary efforts in connection with the initial public offering and the Company's early success."

 

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

 
 

2010

2010

2009

 
   

(unaudited)

   

Assets

       

Investments, at fair value (cost of $345,536, $280,214, and $387,293 respectively)

$                           344,869

$                           277,610

$                           376,294

 

Cash and cash equivalents

61,219

71,380

 

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

31,771

32,728

30,614

 

Interest receivable

1,956

1,746

2,198

 

Other assets

2,948

296

16

 

Total Assets

$                           442,763

$                           383,760

$                           409,122

 
         

Liabilities

       

Debt

$                           174,000

$                           121,764

$                           315,306

 

Payable for investments purchased

5,328

885

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

719

647

685

 

Management and incentive fee payable

1,008

593

249

 

Interest payable

1,167

86

130

 

Total Liabilities

182,222

123,975

316,370

 
         

Net Assets

       

Members' equity

$                                       –

$                                       –

92,752

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, 1,000,000 shares authorized,

       

   zero shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2010

 

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized,

       

17,712,444 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2010

18

18

 

Paid in capital in excess of par

259,690

259,690

 

Undistributed net investment income

(1,122)

19

 

Net unrealized appreciation on investments

1,995

58

 

Net realized losses on investments

(40)

 

Total Net Assets

260,541

259,785

92,752

 
         

Total Liabilities and Total Net Assets

$                           442,763

$                           383,760

$                           409,122

 
         

Number of shares outstanding

17,712,444

17,712,444

N/A

 

Net Asset Value Per Share

$                               14.71

$                               14.67

N/A

 
       

 

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. and Subsidiaries

 

   

Consolidated Statements of Operations

   

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

   
 

Three months ended

 

Years ended September 30,

 
 

September 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

 

2010

2009

 
 

(Unaudited)

     

Investment income

           

Interest

$                                 7,431

$                           7,230

 

$                         33,150

$                       33,338

 
             

Total investment income

7,431

7,230

 

33,150

33,338

 
             

Expenses

           

Interest and other debt financing expenses

1,381

591

 

3,525

4,547

 

Base management fee

1,091

903

 

3,328

2,849

 

Incentive fee

55

 

55

 

Professional fees relating to registration statement

188

 

788

 

Professional fees

315

363

 

1,050

131

 

Administrative service fee

141

144

 

583

 

General and administrative expenses

152

171

 

454

333

 
             

Total expenses

3,080

2,415

 

9,783

7,860

 
             

Net investment income

4,351

4,815

 

23,367

25,478

 
             

Net gain (loss) on investments

           

Net realized loss on investments

(40)

 

(40)

(3,972)

 

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments

1,936

(100)

 

2,921

(1,489)

 
             

Net gain (loss) on investments

1,896

(100)

 

2,881

(5,461)

 
             

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations

$                                 6,247

$                           4,715

 

$                         26,248

$                         20,017

 
             

Basic and diluted earnings per share(1)

$                                   0.35

$                             0.29

 

N/A

N/A

 
             

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding

17,712,444

16,255,783

 

N/A

N/A

 

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1 – For historical periods that include financial results prior to April 1, 2010, the Company did not have common shares outstanding or an equivalent and therefore earnings per share and weighted average shares outstanding information for periods that include financial results prior to April 1, 2010 are not provided.

 
           

CONFERENCE CALL

The Company will host an earnings conference call at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Monday, December 13, 2010.  All interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (800) 891-3448 approximately 15 minutes prior to the call; international callers should dial (212) 231-2921. Participants should reference Golub Capital BDC, Inc. when prompted. For a slide presentation that we intend to refer to on the earnings conference call, please visit the Events and Presentations link on the homepage of our website (www.golubcapitalbdc.com) and click on the Investor Presentations link to find the 9/30/10 Investor Presentation. An archived replay of the call will be available shortly after the call until 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on December 27, 2010. To hear the replay, please dial (800) 633-8284. International dialers, please dial (402) 977-9140. For all replays, please reference program ID number 21489419.

 

ABOUT GOLUB CAPITAL BDC, INC.

Golub Capital BDC, Inc., (NASDAQ: GBDC, www.golubcapitalbdc.com), a business development company, principally invests in senior secured, unitranche, mezzanine and second lien loans of middle-market companies that are, in most cases, sponsored by private equity investors. Golub Capital BDC, Inc.'s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, GC Advisors LLC, an affiliate of the Golub Capital group of companies ("Golub Capital").

ABOUT GOLUB CAPITAL

Golub Capital, founded in 1994, is a leading lender to middle-market companies. In 2009, Golub Capital was named "Middle Market Lender of the Year" by Buyouts Magazine and "Debt Financing Agent of the Year" and "Mezzanine Financing Agent of the Year" by M&A Advisor.  As of September 30, 2010, Golub Capital managed over $4.0 billion of capital, with a team of investment professionals in New York, Chicago and Atlanta.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute 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 the Company's 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.

Source:  Golub Capital BDC, Inc.

Contact: Ross Teune, +1-312-284-0111, rteune@golubcapital.com