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Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation Announces First Fiscal Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Declares Distribution of $0.155 Per Share

LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation (NASDAQ: OCSI) (“Oaktree Strategic Income” or the “Company”), a specialty finance company, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Financial Highlights for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2018

  • Total investment income of $11.3 million ($0.38 per share), down from $14.7 million ($0.50 per share) for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018, and up from $10.7 million ($0.36 per share) for the first fiscal quarter of 2017.
  • Net investment income of $4.9 million ($0.17 per share), down from $5.6 million ($0.19 per share) for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018, and up from $4.5 million ($0.15 per share) for the first fiscal quarter of 2017.
  • Net asset value per share of $9.43, down from $10.04 for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018 and $9.84 for the first fiscal quarter of 2017 primarily due to a decline in certain liquid debt investments resulting from the broader market volatility experienced during the quarter ended December 31, 2018.
  • Originated $93.1 million of new investment commitments and received $73.1 million of proceeds from prepayments, exits, other paydowns and sales.
  • A quarterly distribution was declared of $0.155 per share, payable on March 29, 2019 to stockholders of record on March 15, 2019.

Edgar Lee, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, said, “In the first quarter, OCSI had solid earnings and we made continued progress exiting non-core investments, which now represent less than 10% of the portfolio. The broader market volatility experienced during the quarter led to a decline in the prices of certain liquid debt investments at the end of the quarter. Since then, we have seen encouraging signs that market conditions are improving and have already experienced some recovery in the prices of our liquid debt investments. Despite the mark-to-market decline, we believe that the credit quality of the portfolio is very strong and that we are well positioned to preserve capital and provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to our shareholders.”

Distribution Declaration

The Board of Directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.155 per share, payable on March 29, 2019 to stockholders of record on March 15, 2019.

Distributions are paid primarily from distributable (taxable) income. To the extent taxable earnings for a fiscal taxable year fall below the total amount of distributions for that fiscal year, a portion of those distributions may be deemed a return of capital to the Company’s stockholders.

Results of Operations

    For the three months ended
    December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
Operating results:            
Interest income   $ 11,203,567     $ 13,436,037     $ 10,034,267  
PIK interest income   7,745     536,377     298,414  
Fee income   47,635     751,808     398,049  
Total investment income   11,258,947     14,724,222     10,730,730  
Net expenses   6,395,410     9,160,910     6,183,955  
Net investment income   4,863,537     5,563,312     4,546,775  
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)   (18,064,228 )   2,795,998     (2,640,807 )
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations   (13,200,691 )   8,359,310     1,905,968  
Net investment income per common share   $ 0.17     $ 0.19     $ 0.15  
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) per common share   $ (0.62 )   $ 0.09     $ (0.09 )
Earnings (loss) per common share — basic and diluted   $ (0.45 )   $ 0.28     $ 0.06  


    As of
    December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
Select balance sheet and other data:        
Investment portfolio at fair value   $ 553,351,420     $ 556,841,828  
Total debt outstanding   262,156,800     275,056,800  
Net assets   277,977,380     295,745,420  
Net asset value per share   9.43     10.04  
Total leverage   0.94x     0.93x  
         

Total investment income for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 was $11.3 million, which primarily consisted of $11.2 million of interest income from portfolio companies.

Net expenses for the quarter were $6.4 million, a $2.8 million decrease from $9.2 million in the prior quarter. The decrease was primarily due to a $2.0 million one-time write-off of previously unamortized financing costs in connection with the redemption of the $309.0 million debt securitization that occurred during the three months ended September 30, 2018 and a $0.8 million decrease in Part I incentive fees (net of waivers) as a result of lower pre-incentive fee net investment income during the three months ended December 31, 2018.

Net realized and unrealized losses on the investment portfolio for the quarter were $18.1 million.

Portfolio and Investment Activity

    As of
(Dollar amounts in thousands)   December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
Investments at fair value   $ 553,351     $ 556,842     $ 541,408  
Number of portfolio companies   79     75     66  
Average portfolio company debt size   $ 7,100     $ 7,600     $ 8,300  
             
Asset class:            
Senior secured debt   90.1 %   89.1 %   89.2 %
Unsecured debt   9.9 %   10.5 %   10.6 %
Equity   %   0.4 %   0.2 %
             
Non-accrual debt investments:            
Non-accrual investments at fair value   $ 50     $ 50     $ 6,352  
Non-accrual investments as a percentage of debt investments   %   %   1.2 %
Number of investments on non-accrual   1     1     3  
             
Interest rate type:            
Percentage floating-rate   100.0 %   100.0 %   100.0 %
             
Yields:            
Weighted average yield on debt investments (1)   7.8 %   7.7 %   7.1 %
Cash component of weighted average yield on debt investments   7.7 %   7.6 %   6.9 %
Weighted average yield on total portfolio investments (2)   7.8 %   7.7 %   6.9 %
             
Investment activity:            
New investment commitments   $ 93,100     $ 91,800     $ 136,200  
New funded investment activity (3)   $ 87,000     $ 91,000     $ 143,900  
Proceeds from prepayments, exits, other paydowns and sales   $ 73,100     $ 101,700     $ 161,400  
Net new investments (4)   $ 13,900     $ (10,700 )   $ (17,500 )
Number of new investment commitments in new portfolio companies   12     13     17  
Number of new investment commitments in existing portfolio companies   7     2     3  
Number of portfolio company exits   9     9     22  

 __________

(1)   Annual stated yield earned plus net annual amortization of original issue discount or premium earned on accruing investments, including our share of the return on debt investments in the OCSI Glick JV.
(2)   Annual stated yield earned plus net annual amortization of original issue discount or premium earned on accruing investments and dividend income, including our share of the return on debt investments in the OCSI Glick JV.
(3)   New funded investment activity is reflected net of original issue discount and includes drawdowns on existing revolver commitments.
(4)   Net new investments consists of new funded investment activity less proceeds from prepayments, exits, other paydowns and sales.
     

As of December 31, 2018, the fair value of the Company's investment portfolio was $553.4 million and was comprised of investments in 79 companies, including the Company's investments in OCSI Glick JV LLC ("OCSI Glick JV").

At fair value, 90.1% of the Company's portfolio as of December 31, 2018 consisted of senior secured floating-rate debt investments, including 85.7% of first lien loans and 4.4% of second lien loans, and 9.9% consisted of a subordinated note investment in the OCSI Glick JV.

As of December 31, 2018, there was one investment on which the Company had stopped accruing cash and/or PIK interest or original issue discount ("OID") income that, in the aggregate, represented 0.14% of the debt portfolio at cost and 0.01% at fair value.

As of December 31, 2018, the OCSI Glick JV had $159.2 million in assets, including senior secured loans to 32 portfolio companies.  The joint venture generated income of $1.5 million for Oaktree Strategic Income during the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2018, the Company had $15.0 million of cash and cash equivalents (including restricted cash), total principal value of debt outstanding of $262.2 million, and $192.8 million of undrawn capacity on its credit facilities, subject to borrowing base and other limitations. The weighted average interest rate on debt outstanding was 4.5% as of December 31, 2018.

As of December 31, 2018, the Company’s total leverage ratio was 0.94x debt-to-equity.

Conference Call Information

Oaktree Strategic Income will host a conference call to discuss its first fiscal quarter results at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time on February 7, 2019. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 507-4376 (U.S. callers) or +1 (412) 317-5239 (non-U.S. callers), participant password “Oaktree Strategic Income.” During the earnings conference call, Oaktree Strategic Income intends to refer to an investor presentation that will be available on the Investors section of the Oaktree Strategic Income website, www.oaktreestrategicincome.com. Alternatively, a live webcast of the conference call can be accessed on Oaktree Strategic Income’s website.

For those individuals unable to listen to the live broadcast of the conference call, a replay will be available on Oaktree Strategic Income’s website, or by dialing (877) 344-7529 (U.S. callers) or +1 (412) 317-0088 (non-U.S. callers), access code 10127880, beginning approximately one hour after the broadcast.

About Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation

Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation (NASDAQ:OCSI) is a specialty finance company dedicated to providing customized capital solutions for middle-market companies in both the syndicated and private placement markets. The firm seeks to generate a stable source of current income while minimizing the risk of principal loss and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation by providing innovative first-lien financing solutions to companies across a wide variety of industries. The Company is regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Oaktree Strategic Income is managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. For additional information, please visit Oaktree Strategic Income's website at www.oaktreestrategicincome.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements because they relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. The forward-looking statements may include statements as to: our future operating results and distribution projections; our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies; and the impact of the investments that we expect to make. In addition, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “seek,” “plan,” “should,” “estimate,” “project” and “intend” indicate forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those implied or expressed in the forward-looking statements for any reason, including the factors set forth in “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our annual report on Form 10-K. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: changes in the economy, financial markets and political environment; risks associated with possible disruption in our operations or the economy generally due to terrorism or natural disasters; future changes in laws or regulations (including the interpretation of these laws and regulations by regulatory authorities) and conditions in our operating areas, particularly with respect to business development companies or regulated investment companies; and other considerations that may be disclosed from time to time in our publicly disseminated documents and filings.

We have based the forward-looking statements included in this presentation on information available to us on the date of this presentation, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Although we undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, you are advised to consult any additional disclosures that we may make directly to you or through reports that we in the future may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K.

Contacts

Investor Relations:
Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation
Michael Mosticchio
(212) 284-1900
ocsi-ir@oaktreecapital.com

Media Relations:
Financial Profiles, Inc.
Moira Conlon
(310) 478-2700
mediainquiries@oaktreecapital.com


Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities

  December 31, 2018
(unaudited)
  September 30,
2018
ASSETS      
Investments at fair value:      
Control investments (cost December 31, 2018: $73,440,352; cost September 30, 2018: $73,501,970) $ 54,535,309     $ 58,512,170  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments (cost December 31, 2018: $515,681,060; cost September 30, 2018: $499,423,794) 498,816,111     498,329,658  
Total investments at fair value (cost December 31, 2018: $589,121,412; cost September 30, 2018: $572,925,764) 553,351,420     556,841,828  
Cash and cash equivalents 6,892,598     10,439,023  
Restricted cash 8,081,210     5,992,764  
Interest, dividends and fees receivable 3,074,356     3,139,334  
Due from portfolio companies 50,826     167,946  
Receivables from unsettled transactions 2,939,282     5,143,533  
Deferred financing costs 2,329,897     2,469,675  
Derivative asset at fair value     45,807  
Other assets 1,009,609     891,960  
Total assets $ 577,729,198     $ 585,131,870  
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS          
Liabilities:      
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities $ 552,712     $ 649,781  
Base management fee and incentive fee payable 1,139,267     1,915,682  
Due to affiliate 2,855,707     1,700,952  
Interest payable 2,549,429     1,130,735  
Payables from unsettled transactions 30,419,142     8,932,500  
Derivative liability at fair value 28,761      
Director fees payable 50,000      
Credit facilities payable 262,156,800     275,056,800  
Total liabilities 299,751,818     289,386,450  
Commitments and contingencies      
Net assets:      
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized; 29,466,768 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018 294,668     294,668  
Additional paid-in-capital 370,751,389     370,751,389  
Accumulated overdistributed earnings (93,068,677 )   (75,300,637 )
Total net assets (equivalent to $9.43 and 10.04 per common share as of December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, respectively) 277,977,380     295,745,420  
Total liabilities and net assets $ 577,729,198     $ 585,131,870  
               


Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)

    Three months ended
December 31, 2018
  Three months ended
September 30, 2018
  Three months ended
December 31, 2017
Interest income:            
Control investments   $ 1,485,423     $ 928,198     $ 1,198,697  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments   9,651,149     12,443,148     8,764,475  
Interest on cash and cash equivalents   66,995     64,691     71,095  
Total interest income   11,203,567     13,436,037     10,034,267  
PIK interest income:            
Control investments       528,743     295,151  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments   7,745     7,634     3,263  
Total PIK interest income   7,745     536,377     298,414  
Fee income:            
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments   47,635     751,808     398,049  
Total fee income   47,635     751,808     398,049  
Total investment income   11,258,947     14,724,222     10,730,730  
Expenses:            
Base management fee   1,414,767     1,437,341     1,412,172  
Part I incentive fee   854,378     1,180,825     259,722  
Professional fees   458,612     308,234     1,020,183  
Directors fees   105,000     105,000     130,000  
Interest expense   3,222,954     5,482,159     2,764,477  
Administrator expense   434,867     197,206     279,684  
General and administrative expenses   332,226     446,961     435,210  
Total expenses   6,822,804     9,157,726     6,301,448  
Fees waived   (427,394 )   3,184     (117,493 )
Net expenses   6,395,410     9,160,910     6,183,955  
Net investment income   4,863,537     5,563,312     4,546,775  
Unrealized appreciation (depreciation):            
Control investments   (3,915,243 )   275,475     (721,175 )
Affiliate investments           75,916  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments   (15,770,813 )   2,218,715     2,387,158  
Foreign currency forward contract   (74,568 )   45,807      
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation)   (19,760,624 )   2,539,997     1,741,899  
Realized gains (losses):            
Affiliate investments           28  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments   1,447,306     379,381     (4,382,734 )
Foreign currency forward contract   249,090     (123,380 )    
Net realized gains (losses)   1,696,396     256,001     (4,382,706 )
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)   (18,064,228 )   2,795,998     (2,640,807 )
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations   $ (13,200,691 )   $ 8,359,310     $ 1,905,968  
Net investment income per common share — basic and diluted   $ 0.17     $ 0.19     $ 0.15  
Earnings (loss) per common share — basic and diluted   $ (0.45 )   $ 0.28     $ 0.06  
Weighted average common shares outstanding — basic and diluted   29,466,768     29,466,768     29,466,768  

 

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