Apollo Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2020
August 06, 2020 at 16:00 PM EDT
Fiscal First Quarter and Other Recent Highlights:
NEW YORK, Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) or the “Company,” or “Apollo Investment,” today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020. The Company’s net investment income was $0.43 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, compared to $0.59 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The Company’s net asset value (“NAV”) was $15.29 per share as of June 30, 2020, compared to $15.70 as of March 31, 2020.
On August 6, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) declared a base distribution of $0.31 per share payable on October 7, 2020 to shareholders of record as of September 21, 2020. On August 6, 2020, the Company’s Board also declared a supplemental distribution of $0.05 per share payable on October 7, 2020 to shareholders of record as of September 21, 2020. Going forward, in addition to a quarterly base distribution of $0.31 per share, the Board expects to declare a quarterly supplemental distribution in an amount to be determined each quarter. There can be no assurances that the Board will continue to declare a base distribution of $0.31 per share or a supplemental distribution.
Mr. Howard Widra, Apollo Investment’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “During the quarter, we made considerable progress reducing the Fund’s leverage by exiting approximately $233 million of investments on a gross basis, or $95 million on a net basis, which reduced AINV’s net leverage to 1.66x at the end of June. Since the end of the quarter, we have continued to reduce our leverage and we have visibility into meaningful additional repayments for the remainder of the September quarter and for the December quarter. We remain focused on further deleveraging to within our target range of 1.4x to 1.6x over the coming quarters.” Mr. Howard Widra, continued, “In light of the challenges and uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our plans to further reduce the Fund’s leverage, we have reassessed the long-term earnings power of the portfolio and have concluded that it is prudent to adjust the distribution at this time. We believe a distribution level should reflect the prevailing market environment and be aligned with the long-term earnings power of the portfolio. To that end, the Board of Directors, at the recommendation of management, has declared a 31-cent base distribution and a 5-cent supplemental distribution for the quarter. Going forward, in addition to a quarterly base distribution of 31 cents per share, the Company’s Board of Directors expects to also declare a supplemental distribution in an amount to be determined each quarter. The base / supplemental distribution construct is intended to provide shareholders with a minimum annualized yield on NAV of 8%, a level which is consistent with some of our peers, and allow for some upside via a supplemental distribution.”
(1) Non-core and legacy assets include oil & gas, renewables, shipping, commodities, and legacy assets.
(1) The Company’s net leverage ratio is defined as debt outstanding plus payable for investments purchased, less receivable for investments sold, less cash and cash equivalents, less foreign currencies, divided by net assets.
PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY
* Totals may not foot due to rounding.
* Totals may not foot due to rounding.
(1) Based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding for the period presented.
SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM *
During the three months ended June 30, 2020, the Company did not repurchase any shares.
Since the inception of the share repurchase program and through August 5, 2020, the Company repurchased 13,654,578 shares at a weighted average price per share of $16.34, inclusive of commissions, for a total cost of $223.1 million, leaving a maximum of $26.9 million available for future purchases under the current Board authorization of $250 million.
* Share figures have been adjusted for the 1-for-3 reverse stock split which was completed after market close on November 30, 2018.
As of June 30, 2020, the Company’s outstanding debt obligations, excluding deferred financing cost and debt discount of $4.5 million, totaled $1.760 billion which was comprised of $350 million of Senior Unsecured Notes (the “2025 Notes”) which will mature on March 3, 2025 and $1.410 billion outstanding under the Facility. As of June 30, 2020, $6.2 million in standby letters of credit were issued through the Facility. The available remaining capacity under the Facility was $394 million as of June 30, 2020, which is subject to compliance with a borrowing base that applies different advance rates to different types of assets in the Company’s portfolio.
CONFERENCE CALL / WEBCAST AT 5:00 PM EDT ON AUGUST 6, 2020
The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All interested parties are welcome to participate in the conference call by dialing (888) 802-8579 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call; international callers should dial (973) 633-6740. Participants should reference Apollo Investment Corporation or Conference ID #2149921 when prompted. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis and can be accessed through the Events Calendar in the Shareholder section of our website at www.apolloic.com. Following the call, you may access a replay of the event either telephonically or via audio webcast. The telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the live call and through August 27, 2020 by dialing (800) 585-8367; international callers please dial (404) 537-3406, reference Conference ID #2149921. A replay of the audio webcast will also be available later that same day. To access the audio webcast please visit the Events Calendar in the Shareholder section of the Company’s website at www.apolloic.com.
The Company provides a supplemental information package to offer more transparency into its financial results and make its reporting more informative and easier to follow. The supplemental package is available in the Shareholders section of the Company’s website under Presentations at www.apolloic.com.
Our portfolio composition and weighted average yields as of June 30, 2020, March 31, 2020, December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019, and June 30, 2019 were as follows:
(1) An investor’s yield may be lower than the portfolio yield due to sales loads and other expenses.
APOLLO INVESTMENT CORPORATION
APOLLO INVESTMENT CORPORATION
About Apollo Investment Corporation
Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company invests primarily in various forms of debt investments, including secured and unsecured debt, loan investments, and/or equity in private middle-market companies. The Company may also invest in the securities of public companies and structured products and other investments such as collateralized loan obligations and credit-linked notes. The Company seeks to provide private financing solutions for private companies that do not have access to the more traditional providers of credit. Apollo Investment Corporation is managed by Apollo Investment Management, L.P., an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, Inc., a leading global alternative investment manager. For more information, please visit www.apolloic.com.
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