Apollo Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2020
February 04, 2021 at 16:00 PM EST
Fiscal Third Quarter and Other Recent Highlights:
NEW YORK, Feb. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) or the “Company,” or “Apollo Investment,” today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020. The Company’s net investment income was $0.43 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to $0.43 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The Company’s net asset value (“NAV”) was $15.59 per share as of December 31, 2020, compared to $15.44 as of September 30, 2020.
On February 4, 2021, the Board of Directors declared a distribution of $0.31 per share payable on April 5, 2021 to shareholders of record as of March 19, 2021. On February 4, 2021, the Company’s Board also declared a supplemental distribution of $0.05 per share payable on April 5, 2021 to shareholders of record as of March 19, 2021.
Mr. Howard Widra, Apollo Investment’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “During the quarter, we continued to reduce the Fund’s net leverage ratio with net repayments of $130 million which reduced AINV’s net leverage to 1.43x at the end of December, near the low end of our target range of 1.40x to 1.60x. Notably, repayments included non-core assets and second lien positions, assets we continue to seek to monetize. Our net leverage ratio also benefited from net appreciation on the portfolio as well as retained earnings. Our corporate lending portfolio continued to recover some of the unrealized losses incurred during the March 2020 quarter. Given our reduced leverage, we have begun to shift our focus to making new investments.” Mr. Howard Widra continued, “During the quarter we were pleased to extend our revolving credit facility by nearly two years until 2025 which greatly enhances our liquidity position as we continue to navigate the current environment.”
(1) Corporate lending portfolio includes leveraged lending, life sciences, asset based and lender finance. Excludes Merx Aviation Finance, LLC ("Merx") and non-core 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 December 31, 2020, the Company did not repurchase any shares.
Since the inception of the share repurchase program and through February 3, 2021, 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 December 31, 2020, the Company’s outstanding debt obligations, excluding deferred financing cost and debt discount of $4.1 million, totaled $1.516 billion which was comprised of $350 million of Senior Unsecured Notes (the “2025 Notes”) which will mature on March 3, 2025 and $1.166 billion outstanding under the Facility. As of December 31, 2020, $0.2 million in standby letters of credit were issued through the Facility. The available remaining capacity under the Facility was $643 million as of December 31, 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 EST ON FEBRUARY 4, 2021
The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, February 4, 2021 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 #6155998 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 February 26, 2021 by dialing (800) 585-8367; international callers please dial (404) 537-3406, reference Conference ID #6155998. 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 December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020, June 30, 2020, March 31, 2020, and December 31, 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
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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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For additional information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition, please refer to the COVID-19 Developments section and additional disclosure in our Form 10-Q for the period ended December 31, 2020.