SLR Senior Investment Corp. Announces Quarter Ended March 31, 2021 Financial Results
May 05, 2021 at 16:01 PM EDT
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NEW YORK, May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SLR Senior Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: SUNS) (the “Company” “SLR Senior” or “SUNS”) today reported net investment income of $3.2 million, or $0.20 per average share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.
At March 31, 2021, net asset value (NAV) was $15.91 per share, consistent with NAV at December 31, 2020.
As of March 31, 2021, 100% of SLR Senior’s portfolio was performing.
The Company’s Board of Directors declared a monthly distribution for May 2021 of $0.10 per share payable on June 2, 2021 to stockholders of record on May 20, 2021. Tax characteristics of all distributions will be reported to shareholders on Form 1099 after the end of the calendar year.
At March 31, 2021:
Comprehensive Investment portfolio* fair value: $494 million
Number of portfolio companies*: 203
Net assets: $255.3 million
Net asset value per share: $15.91
Net Debt to Equity: 0.40x
Available Capital**: Over $415 million, subject to borrowing base availability
Comprehensive Portfolio Activity*** for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021
Investments made during the quarter: $47.6 million
Investments repaid or sold during the quarter: $16.4 million
Operating Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021
Net investment income: $3.2 million
Net investment income per share: $0.20
Net realized and unrealized gain: $1.6 million
Net increase in net assets from operations: $4.8 million
Earnings per share: $0.30
* The Comprehensive Investment Portfolio is comprised of SLR Senior Investment Corp.’s investment portfolio, SLR Healthcare ABL’s (“Healthcare ABL”) full portfolio and SLR Business Credit’s (“Business Credit”) full portfolio, and excludes the Company’s fair value of its equity interest in Healthcare ABL and Business Credit.
** See Liquidity and Capital Resources
*** Comprehensive Portfolio Activity includes gross originations/repayments through Healthcare ABL and Business Credit.
“SUNS portfolio continued to perform well in Q1 reflecting our focus on first lien senior secured cash flow loans and asset-based loans in our specialty finance verticals,” said Michael Gross, Co-CEO of SUNS. “At March 31, 2021, 100% of our investments were performing and Net Asset Value remained stable. We have a solid portfolio foundation and available capital to take advantage of today’s more attractive investment environment.”
“We are encouraged by the strength of the current economic recovery and are seeing a pickup of middle market M&A and refinancing activity during the first half of 2021,” said Bruce Spohler, Co-CEO of SUNS. “We expect portfolio and earnings growth in the coming quarters from our growing pipeline of first lien cash flow and asset-based loan investment opportunities.”
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Comprehensive Investment Portfolio
During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, SLR Senior had total originations of $47.6 million and repayments of $16.4 million across the Company’s core businesses comprised of senior secured cash flow, traditional asset-based lending and healthcare asset-based lending, resulting in net portfolio growth of $31.2 million to the comprehensive portfolio.
The investment activity of our Comprehensive Investment Portfolio for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 was as follows:
(1) Portfolio activity includes gross originations/repayments across each business unit.
Our Comprehensive Investment Portfolio composition by business unit at March 31, 2021 was as follows:
(1) Includes Business Credit’s full portfolio, all of which are 1st lien senior secured loans.
The Comprehensive Investment Portfolio is diversified across approximately 203 unique borrowers in over 115 industries. The average issuer exposure is $2.4 million, or less than 0.5% of the comprehensive portfolio.
As of March 31, 2021, more than 99.9% of the Comprehensive Portfolio was invested in first lien senior secured cash flow and asset-based loans and 0.0% in second lien senior secured cash flow loans, and less than 0.1% is in equity.
The weighted average yield at fair value of all income-producing investments in the Comprehensive Portfolio was 9.5% at March 31, 2021.
SLR Senior Investment Corp. Portfolio
At March 31, 2021, 100% of the Company’s portfolio was performing with no investments on non-accrual.
The Company puts its greatest emphasis on risk mitigation and credit performance. On a quarterly basis, or more frequently if deemed necessary, the Company formally rates each portfolio investment on a scale of one to four, with one representing the least amount of risk.
As of March 31, 2021, the composition of our portfolio, on a risk ratings basis, was as follows:
Investment Income Contribution by Business Unit
(1) Investment Income Contribution by Business Unit includes interest income/fees from cash flow and life science loans on balance sheet and distributions from Business Credit and Healthcare ABL.
SLR Senior Investment Corp.’s Results of Operations for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021 compared to the Quarter Ended March 31, 2020:
For the quarters ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, gross investment income totaled $6.6 million and $8.8 million, respectively. The decrease in quarterly gross investment income year over year was primarily due to a reduction in portfolio yield, mainly as a result of the decrease in LIBOR, on a relatively smaller income producing investment portfolio on average.
Net expenses totaled $3.5 million and $3.1 million, respectively, for the quarters ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. For the quarters ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020, $0.0 million and $1.0 million, respectively, of management and performance-based incentive fees were voluntarily waived by the Company’s investment manager. The increase in net expenses year over year is primarily due to a decrease in the waivers of fees.
Net Investment Income
The Company’s net investment income totaled $3.2 million and $5.7 million, or $0.20 and $0.35 per average share, respectively, for the quarters ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.
Net Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss)
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) for the quarters ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 totaled $1.6 million and ($27.7) million, respectively.
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting from Operations
For the quarters ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company had a net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations of $4.8 million and ($22.1) million, respectively. For the quarters ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, earnings per average share were $0.30 and ($1.37), respectively.
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About SLR Senior Investment Corp.
SLR Senior Investment Corp. is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. A specialty finance company with expertise in several niche markets, the Company primarily invests directly and indirectly in leveraged, U.S. middle market companies primarily in the form of cash flow first lien senior secured debt instruments and asset-based loans including senior secured loans collateralized on a first lien basis primarily by current assets.
Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. These statements are not guarantees of our future performance, financial condition or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the impact of COVID-19 and related changes in base interest rates and significant market volatility on our business, our portfolio companies and the global economy. 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SLR Senior Investment Corp. undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.