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Oxford Square Capital Corp. Announces Net Asset Value and Selected Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2018

Declares Common Stock Distributions for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2019 and Moves to Monthly Distributions for the Months Ending April 30, May 31, and June 30, 2019

Company Release - 2/28/2019 8:00 AM ET

GREENWICH, Conn., Feb. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Square Capital Corp. (NasdaqGS: OXSQ) (NasdaqGS: OXSQL) (“OXSQ,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) announced today its financial results and related information for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

  • As of December 31, 2018 net asset value (“NAV”) per share was $6.60, compared with the NAV per share of $7.49 at the prior quarter end. 
  • For the quarter ended December 31, 2018 we recorded GAAP net investment income of approximately $8.5 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to $8.6 million, or $0.18 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. We recorded net realized losses of approximately $2.8 million and a net increase in unrealized depreciation of approximately $39.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. In total, we had a net decrease in net assets from operations of approximately $34.1 million, or $0.71 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared with a net increase in net assets from operations of $6.5 million, or $0.13 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.
  • Total investment income for the fourth quarter of 2018 amounted to approximately $15.2 million, which was approximately equal to the total investment income earned during the third quarter of 2018.
    • For the quarter ended December 31, 2018 we recorded investment income from our portfolio as follows:
      • $7.0 million from our debt investments,
      • $7.7 million from our collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) equity investments, and
      • $0.4 million from all other sources.
  • Our total expenses for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 were approximately $6.7 million, which was approximately equal to our total expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.
  • During the fourth quarter of 2018:
    • We made investments of approximately $39.2 million in corporate loans.
    • We received, or were entitled to receive, proceeds of approximately $38.9 million from repayments and amortization payments on our debt investments, in addition to $6.5 million from sales of CLO equity investments and $4.0 million from sales of CLO debt investments.
  • As of December 31, 2018 the following metrics applied (note that none of these values represent a total return to shareholders):

    • The weighted average yield of our debt investments was 9.7% at current cost, compared with 9.4% as of September 30, 2018.
    • The weighted average effective yield of our CLO equity investments at current cost was 15.6%, compared with 14.8% as of September 30, 2018.
    • The weighted average cash distribution yield of our CLO equity investments at current cost was 17.4%, compared with 18.6% as of September 30, 2018.
       
  • Our weighted average credit rating on a fair value basis was 2.1 at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 (compared to 2.0 at the end of the third quarter of 2018).
  • As of December 31, 2018 we had no investments on non-accrual status.
  • On February 22, 2019 our Board of Directors declared the following distributions on our common stock:
Period EndingRecord DatePayment DateAmount Per Share
March 31, 2019March 15, 2019March 29, 2019$0.200
April 30, 2019April 23, 2019April 30, 2019$0.067
May 31, 2019May 24, 2019May 31, 2019$0.067
June 30, 2019June 21, 2019June 28, 2019$0.067
  • On February 5, 2018 the Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program of $25 million. Since the program’s inception through December 31, 2018 we have repurchased approximately 3.8 million shares of our common stock at a weighted average share price of $6.53 per share, totaling $25 million. Accordingly, over this period, the program has produced an accretion to NAV of approximately $0.08 per share.
  • On December 21, 2018 and January 30, 2019 Oxford Square Funding 2018, LLC repaid approximately $39.3 million and $7.3 million, respectively, of principal outstanding under the credit facility (“Facility”) with Citibank, N.A. As of January 30, 2019 we had approximately $78.4 million principal outstanding under the Facility.
                 

We will host a conference call to discuss our fourth quarter results today, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM ET. Please call 1-888-339-0740 to participate. A recording of the conference call will be available to replay for approximately 30 days following the call. The replay number is 1-877-344-7529, and the replay passcode is 10129061.

A presentation containing further detail regarding our quarterly results of operations has been posted under the Investor Relations section of our website at www.oxfordsquarecapital.com.

 
 
 
OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
 
 December 31, 2018
 December 31, 2017
ASSETS       
Non-affiliated/non-control investments (cost: $486,232,755 and $418,990,080, respectively)$430,496,633  $400,223,439 
Affiliated investments (cost: $9,126,017 and $10,528,740, respectively) 14,492,197   18,218,787 
Cash and cash equivalents 13,905,059   30,013,842 
Restricted cash 3,175,805    
Interest and distributions receivable 4,682,735   5,085,494 
Other assets 392,784   579,694 
Total assets$467,145,213  $454,121,256 
LIABILITIES       
Notes payable – Credit Facility, net of deferred issuance costs$85,522,569  $ 
Notes payable – 6.50% Unsecured Notes, net of deferred issuance costs 62,664,863   62,340,159 
Base management fee and net investment income incentive fee payable to affiliate 3,227,456   2,706,099 
Accrued interest payable 488,608   11,621 
Accrued expenses 517,470   644,735 
Total liabilities 152,420,966   65,702,614 
        
NET ASSETS       
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 47,650,959 and 51,479,409 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 476,509   514,794 
Capital in excess of par value 456,970,560   529,297,749 
Total distributable earnings / (loss) (142,722,822)  (141,393,901)
Total net assets 314,724,247   388,418,642 
Total liabilities and net assets$467,145,213  $454,121,256 
Net asset value per common share$6.60  $7.55 


 
 
 
OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
 
 Year Ended
December 31, 2018
 Year Ended
December 31, 2017
 Year Ended
December 31, 2016
INVESTMENT INCOME           
From non-affiliated/non-control investments:           
Interest income – debt investments$25,183,547  $24,561,956  $33,649,267 
Income from securitization vehicles and investments 27,837,032   33,274,392   32,503,279 
Other income 2,984,773   3,198,469   2,228,877 
Total investment income from non-affiliated/non-control investments 56,005,352   61,034,817   68,381,423 
From affiliated investments:           
Interest income – debt investments 271,916   382,200   331,404 
Total investment income from affiliated investments 271,916   382,200   331,404 
From control investments:           
Interest income – debt investments       567,219 
Total investment income from control investments       567,219 
Total investment income 56,277,268   61,417,017   69,280,046 
EXPENSES           
Interest expense 7,181,009   12,898,815   17,202,851 
Base management fees 7,309,435   8,140,010   11,292,395 
Professional fees 1,227,296   2,799,113   6,393,812 
Compensation expense 907,995   901,472   837,343 
Director’s fees 441,501   584,580   642,000 
Insurance 247,178   256,956   159,573 
Transfer agent and custodian fees 227,381   244,115   316,577 
General and administrative 644,104   1,014,580   2,861,803 
Total expenses before incentive fees 18,185,899   26,839,641   39,706,354 
Net investment income incentive fees 4,585,151   3,850,646   2,795,399 
Capital gains incentive fees        
Total incentive fees 4,585,151   3,850,646   2,795,399 
Total expenses 22,771,050   30,690,287   42,501,753 
Net investment income 33,506,218   30,726,730   26,778,293 
Net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments           
Non-Affiliate/non-control investments (36,969,481)   19,478,902   90,159,779 
Affiliated investments (2,323,867)   3,561,269   4,695,861 
Control investments       5,750,000 
Total net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments (39,293,348)   23,040,171   100,605,640 
Net realized (losses) gains           
Non-Affiliated/non-control investments (3,370,732)  (7,007,892)  (11,262,943) 
Affiliated investments 5,241       
Control investments       (3,000,000) 
Extinguishment of debt (60,752)  (3,149,338)  (2,759,227)
Total net realized losses (3,426,243)  (10,157,230)  (17,022,170)
Net (decrease)/increase in net assets resulting from operations$(9,213,373) $43,609,671  $110,361,763 


Net increase in net assets resulting from net investment income per common share:           
Basic and Diluted$0.67  $0.60  $0.52 
            
Net (decrease)/increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share:           
Basic$(0.19)  $0.85  $2.13 
Diluted$(0.19)  $0.83  $1.90 
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:           
Basic 49,622,157   51,479,409   51,858,313 
Diluted 49,622,157   58,349,224   61,773,392 
            

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Financial highlights for the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 are as follows:

 Year Ended
December 31,
2018
 Year Ended
December 31,
2017
 Year Ended
December 31,
2016
 Year Ended
December 31,
2015
 Year Ended
December 31,
2014
Per Share Data               
Net asset value at beginning of period$7.55  $7.50  $6.40  $8.64  $9.85 
Net investment income(1)(3) 0.67   0.60   0.52   0.66   1.17 
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)(2)(3) (0.91)   0.25   1.62   (1.85  (1.20)
Net change in net asset value from operations (0.24)   0.85   2.14   (1.19  (0.03)
Distributions per share from net investment income (0.73)   (0.66  (1.06)  (1.14  (1.00
Distributions based on weighted average share impact 0.01      0.01   0.01   (0.03
Tax return of capital distributions (0.07)   (0.14  (0.10     (0.16
Total distributions(4) (0.79)    (0.80  (1.15)  (1.13  (1.19
Effect of shares repurchased, gross 0.08      0.11   0.08   0.01 
Net asset value at end of period$6.60  $7.55  $7.50  $6.40  $8.64 
Per share market value at beginning of period$5.74  $6.61  $6.08  $7.53  $10.34 
Per share market value at end of period$6.47  $5.74  $6.61  $6.08  $7.53 
Total return based on Market Value(5) 26.95  (2.01)%  33.29%  (4.35)%  (17.22)%
Total return based on Net Asset Value(6) (1.99)%  11.33%  35.31%  (12.73)%  (0.51)%
Shares outstanding at end of period 47,650,959   51,479,409   51,479,409   56,396,435   60,303,769 
Ratios/Supplemental Data(8)               
Net assets at end of period (000’s)$314,724  $388,419  $385,992  $360,935  $520,813 
Average net assets (000’s)$369,258  $385,947  $343,328  $487,894  $560,169 
Ratio of expenses to average net assets 6.17%  7.95  12.38%  9.80  8.70
Ratio of net investment income to average net assets 9.07  7.96  7.80%  8.12  12.24
Portfolio turnover rate(7) 35.18  43.02  25.73%  24.96  45.91

(1)   Represents per share net investment income for the period, based upon weighted average shares outstanding.
(2)   Net realized and unrealized gains include rounding adjustments to reconcile change in net asset value per share.
(3)   During the first quarter of 2015, the Company identified a non-material error in its accounting for income from CLO equity investments. Prospectively as of January 1, 2015, the Company records income from its CLO equity investments using the effective yield method in accordance with the accounting guidance in ASC 325-40, Beneficial Interests in Securitized Financial Assets, based upon an estimation of an effective yield to maturity utilizing assumed cash flows. An out-of-period adjustment to net investment income incentive fees, in the amount of $2.4 million, or $0.04 per share, is reflected in the year ended December 31, 2015. Prior period amounts are not materially affected.
During the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded an out of period adjustment related to a miscalculation of discount accretion which increased interest income and increased investment cost, by approximately $1.4 million. For the year ended December 31, 2015, approximately $1.1 million, or $0.02 per share, of the adjustment related to prior years. The increase in the investment cost has a corresponding effect on the investment’s unrealized depreciation of the same amount. Management concluded the adjustment was not material to previously filed financial statements.
(4)   Management monitors available taxable earnings, including net investment income and realized capital gains, to determine if a tax return of capital may occur for the year. To the extent the Company’s taxable earnings fall below the total amount of the Company’s distributions for that fiscal year, a portion of those distributions may be deemed a tax return of capital to the Company’s stockholders. The ultimate tax character of the Company’s earnings cannot be determined until tax returns are prepared after the end of the fiscal year.
(5)   Total return equals the increase or decrease of ending market value over beginning market value, plus distributions, divided by the beginning market value per share, assuming distribution reinvestment prices obtained under the Company’s distribution reinvestment plan, excluding any discounts.
(6)  Total return based on net asset value equals the increase or decrease of ending net asset value over beginning net asset value, plus distributions, divided by the beginning net asset value.
(7)   Portfolio turnover rate is calculated using the lesser of the annual cash investment sales and debt repayments or annual cash investment purchases over the average of the total investments at fair value.
(8)   The following table provides supplemental performance ratios measured for the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014:

 Year Ended
December 31,
2018
 Year Ended
December 31,
2017
 Year Ended
December 31,
2016
 Year Ended
December 31,
2015
 Year Ended
December 31,
2014
Ratio of expenses to average net assets:             
Expenses before incentive fees4.92% 6.95% 11.57% 10.00 8.39%
Net investment income incentive fees1.24% 1.00% 0.81% (0.19)% 1.00%
Capital gains incentive fees% % %  (0.69)%
Ratio of expenses, excluding interest expense, to average net assets4.21% 4.61% 7.37% 5.73 5.17%

About Oxford Square Capital Corp.

Oxford Square Capital Corp. is a publicly-traded business development company principally investing in syndicated bank loans and debt and equity tranches of collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) vehicles. CLO investments may also include warehouse facilities, which are financing structures intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a CLO vehicle.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates” and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. These factors are identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect subsequent events, except as may be required by law.

Contact:
Bruce Rubin
203-983-5280

Source: Oxford Square Capital Corp.

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