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TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Announces Quarter Ended September 30, 2017 Financial Results; Board Declares Quarterly Base Dividend of $0.39 Per Share for the Fourth Fiscal Quarter of 2017 and a Quarterly Variable Supplemental Dividend of $0.06 Per Share

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2017-- TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE: TSLX, or the “Company”) today reported net investment income of $30.9 million, or $0.51 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. Net asset value per share was $16.09 at September 30, 2017 as compared to $16.15 at June 30, 2017. The Company’s Board of Directors previously declared a second quarter variable supplemental dividend of $0.09 per share and a third quarter base dividend of $0.39 per share, payable to stockholders of record as of August 31, 2017 and September 15, 2017, respectively, that was paid on September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017, respectively.

The Company announced that its Board of Directors has declared a fourth quarter base dividend of $0.39 per share for stockholders of record as of December 15, 2017, payable on January 12, 2018. The Company’s Board of Directors also declared a third quarter variable supplemental dividend of $0.06 per share for stockholders of record as of November 30, 2017, payable on December 29, 2017.

               
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:

(amounts in millions, except per share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended
(unaudited)
September 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 September 30, 2016
 
Investments at Fair Value $ 1,550.3 $ 1,554.5 $ 1,643.6
Total Assets $ 1,581.1 $ 1,589.1 $ 1,665.2
Net Asset Value Per Share $ 16.09 $ 16.15 $ 15.78
 
Investment Income $ 52.3 $ 58.8 $ 53.9
Net Investment Income $ 30.9 $ 33.9 $ 30.6
Net Income $ 24.8 $ 31.8 $ 36.9
 
Net Investment Income Per Share $ 0.51 $ 0.57 $ 0.51
Net Realized and Unrealized Gains (and Losses) Per Share ($ 0.10 ) ($ 0.04 ) $ 0.11
Net Income Per Share $ 0.41 $ 0.53 $ 0.62
 
Weighted Average Yield of Debt and Income Producing Securities at Fair Value 10.7 % 10.7 % 10.3 %
Weighted Average Yield of Debt and Income Producing Securities at Amortized Cost 10.8 % 10.8 % 10.3 %
 
Percentage of Debt Investment Commitments at Floating Rates (1) 100.0 % 100.0 % 97.9 %
 
(1)   Includes one or more fixed rate investments for which the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement to swap to a floating rate.
 

Conference Call and Webcast

Conference Call Information:

The conference call will be broadcast live at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on November 8, 2017. Please visit TSLX’s webcast link located on the Events & Presentation page of the Investor Resources section of TSLX’s website http://www.tpgspecialtylending.com for a slide presentation that complements the Earnings Conference Call. Please visit the website to test your connection before the webcast.

Participants are also invited to access the conference call by dialing one of the following numbers:

Domestic: (877) 359-9508
International: +1 (253) 237-1122
Conference ID: 83689623

All callers will need to enter the Conference ID followed by the # sign and reference “TPG Specialty Lending” once connected with the operator. All callers are asked to dial in 10-15 minutes prior to the call so that name and company information can be collected.

Replay Information:

An archived replay will be available from approximately 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 8 through November 15 via a webcast link located on the Investor Resources section of TSLX’s website, and via the dial-in numbers listed below:

Domestic: (855) 859-2056
International: +1 (404) 537-3406
Conference ID: 83689623

Portfolio and Investment Activity

For the three months ended September 30, 2017, gross originations totaled $501.2 million. This compares to $397.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and $318.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016.

For the three months ended September 30, 2017, the Company made new investment commitments of $359.0 million in seven new portfolio companies and five existing portfolio companies. For this period, the Company had $330.9 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments.

For the three months ended September 30, 2016, the Company made new investment commitments of $194.2 million in six new portfolio companies. For this period, the Company had $199.2 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments.

As of September 30, 2017 and June 30, 2017, the Company had investments in 44 and 46 portfolio companies, respectively, with an aggregate fair value of $1,550.3 million and $1,554.5 million, respectively.

As of September 30, 2017, the portfolio based on fair value consisted of 93.2% first-lien debt investments, 4.0% second-lien debt investments, and 2.8% equity and other investments. As of December 31, 2016, the portfolio based on fair value consisted of 96.5% first-lien debt investments, 1.2% second-lien debt investments, 0.6% mezzanine and unsecured debt investments, and 1.7% equity and other investments.

As of September 30, 2017, 100.0% of debt investments based on fair value in the portfolio bore interest at floating rates (when including investment specific hedges), with 92.4% of these subject to interest rate floors. The Company’s credit facilities also bear interest at floating rates. In connection with the Company’s Convertible Senior Notes, which bear interest at fixed rates, the Company entered into fixed-to-floating interest rate swaps in order to align the nature of the interest rates of its liabilities with its investment portfolio.

As of September 30, 2017 and June 30, 2017, the weighted average total yield of debt and income-producing securities at fair value (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 10.7% and 10.7%, respectively, and the weighted average total yield of debt and income-producing securities at amortized cost (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 10.8% and 10.8%, respectively.

As of September 30, 2017, 100% of the portfolio at fair value was meeting all payment and covenant requirements.

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2017 compared to the Three Months Ended September 30, 2016

Investment Income

For the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, investment income totaled $52.3 million and $53.9 million, respectively. The decrease in investment income was primarily driven by a decrease in the average size of the investment portfolio and lower syndication and amendment fees, partially offset by higher prepayment fees and accelerated amortization of upfront fees from unscheduled paydowns.

Expenses

Net expenses totaled $20.7 million and $22.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. This decrease was primarily due to lower interest expense and a decrease in professional fees.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2017, the Company had $8.1 million in cash and cash equivalents, total principal value of debt outstanding of $578.9 million, and $626.1 million of undrawn capacity on its revolving credit facility, subject to borrowing base and other limitations. The Company’s weighted average interest rate on debt outstanding was 2.7% and 2.7% for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively.

The Company is rated BBB- with stable outlook by both Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s.

Financial Statements and Tables

   
TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
September 30, December 31,
2017 2016
Assets
Investments at fair value
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (amortized cost of $1,386,657

and $1,567,673, respectively)

$ 1,417,358 $ 1,591,544
Controlled, affiliated investments (amortized cost of $158,460 and $100,014,

respectively)

  132,922   65,859
Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $1,545,117 and $1,667,687,

respectively)

1,550,280 1,657,403
Cash and cash equivalents (restricted cash of $2,647 and $1,088, respectively) 8,118 5,954
Interest receivable 7,918 9,678
Receivable for interest rate swaps 674 69
Prepaid expenses and other assets   14,076   2,428
Total Assets $ 1,581,066 $ 1,675,532
Liabilities
Debt (net of deferred financing costs of $12,587 and $11,019, respectively) $ 564,558 $ 680,709
Management fees payable to affiliate 5,995 6,269
Incentive fees payable to affiliate 6,561 5,889
Dividends payable 23,428 23,289
Other payables to affiliate 3,572 1,555
Other liabilities   10,209   5,609
Total Liabilities   614,323   723,320
Commitments and contingencies
Net Assets
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued

and outstanding

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized, 60,188,435 and

59,805,285 shares issued, respectively; and 60,099,355 and 59,716,205 shares

outstanding, respectively

602 598
Additional paid-in capital 905,725 898,868
Treasury stock at cost; 89,080 and 89,080 shares held, respectively (1,359 ) (1,359 )
Undistributed net investment income 58,866 50,142
Net unrealized gains 7,116 1,422
Undistributed net realized gains (losses)   (4,207 )   2,541
Total Net Assets   966,743   952,212
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $ 1,581,066 $ 1,675,532
Net Asset Value Per Share $ 16.09 $ 15.95
 
   
TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

September 30,
2017

 

September 30,
2016

September 30,
2017

 

September 30,
2016

Income
Investment income from non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:
Interest from investments $ 45,354 $ 44,088 $ 148,023 $ 124,931
Dividend income 474 1,421
Other income   3,502   6,767   7,982   8,909
Total investment income from non-controlled, non-affiliated investments 48,856 51,329 156,005 135,261
Investment income from controlled, affiliated investments:
Interest from investments 3,398 2,537 5,914 7,288
Other income   51   51   153   152
Total investment income from controlled, affiliated investments   3,449   2,588   6,067   7,440
Total Investment Income   52,305   53,917   162,072   142,701
Expenses
Interest 5,498 6,102 20,017 17,029
Management fees 5,995 6,212 18,043 17,953
Incentive fees 6,561 6,467 19,808 16,761
Professional fees 1,211 3,029 4,268 6,923
Directors’ fees 100 98 302 290
Other general and administrative   1,371   897   3,984   3,211
Total expenses   20,736   22,805   66,422   62,167
Management and incentive fees waived     (149 )     (346 )
Net Expenses   20,736   22,656   66,422   61,821
Net Investment Income Before Income Taxes 31,569 31,261 95,650 80,880
Income taxes, including excise taxes   640   690   2,270   1,615
Net Investment Income 30,929 30,571 93,380 79,265
Unrealized and Realized Gains (Losses)
Net change in unrealized gains (losses):
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (564 ) 13,660 6,831 28,657
Controlled, affiliated investments (4,680 ) (6,898 ) 8,617 (7,048 )
Translation of other assets and liabilities in foreign currencies (1,701 ) (1,367 ) (10,359 ) 436
Interest rate swaps   (1,682 )   (462 )   605   1,103
Total net change in unrealized gains (losses)   (8,627 )   4,933   5,694   23,148
Realized gains (losses):
Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments 2,413 1,516 7,008 1,920
Controlled, affiliated investments (21,776 )
Foreign currency transactions   44   (145 )   557   (49 )
Total realized gains (losses)   2,457   1,371   (14,211 )   1,871
Total Unrealized and Realized Gains (Losses)   (6,170 )   6,304   (8,517 )   25,019
Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations $ 24,759 $ 36,875 $ 84,863 $ 104,284
Earnings per common share—basic and diluted $ 0.41 $ 0.62 $ 1.42 $ 1.79
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding—basic and diluted   60,057,567   59,523,695   59,923,323   58,229,549
 

The Company’s investment activity for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 is presented below (information presented herein is at par value unless otherwise indicated).

 
Three Months Ended
($ in millions) September 30, 2017   September 30, 2016
New investment commitments:
Gross originations $ 501.2 $ 318.1
Less: Syndications/sell downs   142.2   123.9
Total new investment commitments $ 359.0 $ 194.2
Principal amount of investments funded:
First-lien $ 325.4 $ 190.4
Second-lien
Mezzanine and unsecured
Equity and other   3.5  
Total $ 328.9 $ 190.4
Principal amount of investments sold or repaid:
First-lien $ 330.1 $ 174.9
Second-lien 7.8
Mezzanine and unsecured 16.3
Equity and other   0.8   0.2
Total $ 330.9 $ 199.2

Number of new investment commitments in new portfolio companies

7 6

Average new investment commitment amount in new portfolio companies

$ 40.9 $ 32.4

Weighted average term for new investment commitments in new portfolio companies (in years)

5.0 5.3

Percentage of new debt investment commitments at floating rates

100.0 % 100.0 %

Percentage of new debt investment commitments at fixed rates

Weighted average interest rate of new investment commitments

9.2 % 9.7 %

Weighted average spread over LIBOR of new floating rate investment commitments

7.9 % 8.7 %

Weighted average interest rate on investments sold or paid down

9.2 % 8.0 %
 

About TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.

TSLX is a specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. The Company seeks to generate current income primarily in U.S.-domiciled middle-market companies through direct originations of senior secured loans and, to a lesser extent, originations of mezzanine and unsecured loans and investments in corporate bonds and equity securities. The Company has elected to be regulated as a business development company, or a BDC, under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. TSLX is externally managed by TSL Advisers, LLC, a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) registered investment adviser. TSLX leverages the deep investment, sector, and operating resources of TPG Sixth Street Partners, the dedicated special situations and credit platform of TPG, with over $19 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2017 and the broader TPG platform, a global private investment firm with over $73 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.tpgspecialtylending.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or the Company’s future performance or financial condition. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions 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 assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. TSLX undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.

Source: TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.
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or
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