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OFS Credit Company Announces Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

Business Wire - Mon Dec 12, 2022

OFS Credit Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCCI) (“OFS Credit,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”), an investment company that primarily invests in collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) equity and debt securities, today announced its financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2022.

FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net investment income (“NII”) of $4.0 million, or $0.44 per common share, for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2022. This compares to NII of $3.5 million, or $0.42 per common share, for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2022.
  • Core net investment income (“Core NII”)1 of $3.9 million, or $0.43 per common share, for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2022. Core NII declined $0.7 million, or $0.11 per common share, from the prior quarter primarily due to a decline in cash flows related to a mismatch in asset and liability rate resets in a rapidly rising rate environment.
  • Net asset value (“NAV”) per common share of $9.98 as of October 31, 2022, a decrease from $10.61 as of July 31, 2022.
  • The weighted average effective yield of our investment portfolio at amortized cost was 16.64% as of October 31, 2022.

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

  • On December 1, 2022, OFS Credit’s board of directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.55 per share of common stock for the fiscal quarter ending January 31, 2023. The distribution is payable on January 31, 2023 in cash or shares of our common stock to stockholders of record as of December 13, 2022. The total amount of cash distributed to all stockholders will be limited to 20% of the total distribution, excluding any cash paid for fractional shares.

SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of October 31, 2022

 

As of July 31, 2022

Investment portfolio, at fair value

 

$

145,768

 

$

147,903

NAV per share

 

$

9.98

 

$

10.61

 

 

For the Fiscal Quarter Ended

(Per common share)

 

October 31, 2022

 

July 31, 2022

Net investment income

 

$

0.44

 

 

$

0.42

 

Net unrealized loss

 

 

(0.43

)

 

 

(1.63

)

Earnings (loss)

 

$

0.01

 

 

$

(1.21

)

 

 

 

 

 

Core NII — Non-GAAP

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

$

0.44

 

 

$

0.42

 

CLO equity adjustments

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

0.12

 

Core NII

 

$

0.43

 

 

$

0.54

 

1 On a supplemental basis, we disclose Core NII, which is a financial measure calculated and presented on a basis of methodology other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Core NII represents NII adjusted for differences in applicable cash distributions received on our CLO equity investments. See additional information under “Supplemental Information Regarding Core Net Investment Income” below.

MANAGEMENT COMMENTARY

“Our effective yield and NII remained strong during the fourth quarter,” said Bilal Rashid, Chief Executive Officer. “While unrealized depreciation impacted our EPS and NAV per share, we believe these unrealized mark-to-market losses are primarily due to widening spreads and is not due to fundamental credit issues. We believe our balance sheet is well positioned in this environment as 100% of our liabilities are fixed rate with a weighted average stated interest rate of 5.66%, and over 95% of our liabilities mature in 2026.”

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES

As of October 31, 2022, the total fair value of our investment portfolio was approximately $145.8 million, which was equal to approximately 81% of amortized cost. Although new primary market CLO issuances have declined due to current economic and market conditions, we continue to evaluate new investment opportunities, in both the primary and secondary markets, and intend to deploy capital into discounted investments that we believe will generate attractive risk-adjusted returns. As of October 31, 2022, we had $12.5 million of cash available for potential future investment opportunities and general working capital needs.

Portfolio Overview

 

 

 

 

($ in thousands)

 

As of October 31, 2022

 

As of July 31, 2022

Investment portfolio, at fair value

 

$

145,768

 

 

$

147,903

 

Total number of portfolio companies

 

 

65

 

 

 

64

 

Weighted-average effective yield

 

 

16.64

%

 

 

16.86

%

 

 

For the Fiscal Quarter Ended

Portfolio Activity

 

October 31, 2022

 

July 31, 2022

CLO equity investments

 

$

 

$

4.0

CLO debt investments

 

 

1.8

 

 

Loan accumulation facility investments

 

 

 

 

1.2

Total investments

 

$

1.8

 

$

5.2

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Interest Income

For the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2022, interest income increased to $7.5 million compared to $6.8 million in the prior quarter. The increase in interest income was primarily due to an increase in the earned yield on investments to 16.7% from 15.4% during the prior quarter, driven by rising interest rates.

Expenses

For the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2022, total expenses increased $0.2 million to $3.6 million compared to $3.3 million for the prior quarter, due to excise taxes of $0.2 million.

Net realized and unrealized gain (loss)

For the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2022, net change in unrealized depreciation of $3.9 million was primarily due to widening of liquid credit market spreads.

DISTRIBUTIONS

On December 1, 2022, our board of directors declared the following distribution on shares of our common stock.

Record Date

 

Payable Date

 

Distribution Per Common Share2

December 13, 2022

 

January 31, 2023

 

$0.55

2 The total amount of cash distributed to all stockholders will be limited to 20% of the total distribution to be paid, excluding any cash paid for fractional shares. The remainder of the distribution (approximately 80%) will be paid in the form of shares of our common stock. The exact distribution of cash and stock to any given stockholder will be dependent upon each stockholder's election as well as the elections of other stockholders, subject to the pro-rata limitation.

On December 1, 2022, the Board declared the following distributions on preferred shares.

Description

 

Record Date

 

Payable Date

 

Distribution Per Preferred Share

Series B Term Preferred Stock

 

February 21, 2023

 

February 28, 2023

 

$0.1375

 

 

March 24, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

0.1375

 

 

April 21, 2023

 

April 28, 2023

 

0.1375

 

 

May 24, 2023

 

May 31, 2023

 

0.1375

 

 

June 23, 2023

 

June 30, 2023

 

0.1375

 

 

July 24, 2023

 

July 31, 2023

 

0.1375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series C Term Preferred Stock

 

February 21, 2023

 

February 28, 2023

 

$0.1276042

 

 

March 24, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

0.1276042

 

 

April 21, 2023

 

April 28, 2023

 

0.1276042

 

 

May 24, 2023

 

May 31, 2023

 

0.1276042

 

 

June 23, 2023

 

June 30, 2023

 

0.1276042

 

 

July 24, 2023

 

July 31, 2023

 

0.1276042

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series D Term Preferred Stock

 

February 21, 2023

 

February 28, 2023

 

$0.125

 

 

March 24, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

0.125

 

 

April 21, 2023

 

April 28, 2023

 

0.125

 

 

May 24, 2023

 

May 31, 2023

 

0.125

 

 

June 23, 2023

 

June 30, 2023

 

0.125

 

 

July 24, 2023

 

July 31, 2023

 

0.125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series E Term Preferred Stock

 

February 21, 2023

 

February 28, 2023

 

$0.109375

 

 

March 24, 2023

 

March 31, 2023

 

0.109375

 

 

April 21, 2023

 

April 28, 2023

 

0.109375

 

 

May 24, 2023

 

May 31, 2023

 

0.109375

 

 

June 23, 2023

 

June 30, 2023

 

0.109375

 

 

July 24, 2023

 

July 31, 2023

 

0.109375

OFS Credit Company, Inc.

Statement of Assets and Liabilities

 

 

 

As of October 31, 2022

Assets:

 

 

Investments, at fair value (amortized cost of $179,126,268)

 

$

145,767,878

 

Cash

 

 

12,540,909

 

Interest receivable

 

 

607,293

 

Other assets

 

 

115,004

 

Total assets

 

$

159,031,084

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

Preferred stock (net of deferred issuance costs of $1,693,895)

 

$

62,306,105

 

Payable to adviser and affiliates

 

 

2,325,645

 

Accrued professional fees

 

 

130,000

 

Other liabilities

 

 

59,333

 

Total liabilities

 

$

64,821,083

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

$

94,210,001

 

 

 

 

Net assets consist of:

 

 

Common stock, par value of $0.001 per share; 90,000,000 shares authorized and 9,442,550 shares issued and outstanding

 

$

9,443

 

Paid-in capital in excess of par

 

 

109,537,569

 

Total accumulated losses

 

 

(15,337,011

)

Total net assets

 

$

94,210,001

 

 

 

 

Net asset value per share

 

$

9.98

OFS Credit Company, Inc.

Statements of Operations

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

October 31, 2022

 

October 31, 2022

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Investment income:

 

 

 

Interest income

$

7,503,898

 

 

$

26,221,594

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

1,021,241

 

 

 

4,048,516

 

Management fees

 

699,551

 

 

 

2,893,923

 

Incentive fees

 

987,750

 

 

 

3,021,410

 

Administration fees

 

288,793

 

 

 

1,421,809

 

Professional fees

 

174,254

 

 

 

845,113

 

Board of directors fees

 

45,000

 

 

 

180,000

 

Excise tax

 

213,752

 

 

 

213,752

 

Other expenses

 

122,558

 

 

 

548,578

 

Total operating expenses

 

3,552,899

 

 

 

13,173,101

 

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

3,950,999

 

 

 

13,048,493

 

 

 

 

 

Net realized and unrealized gain (loss):

 

 

 

Loss on redemption of preferred stock

 

 

 

 

(384,729

)

Net change in unrealized depreciation on investments

 

(3,875,136

)

 

 

(26,249,879

)

Net realized and unrealized loss

 

(3,875,136

)

 

 

(26,634,608

)

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations

$

75,863

 

 

$

(13,586,115

)

About OFS Credit Company, Inc.

OFS Credit is a non-diversified, externally managed closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income, with a secondary objective to generate capital appreciation primarily through investment in CLO debt and subordinated securities. The Company's investment activities are managed by OFS Capital Management, LLC, an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 19403, as amended, and headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release regarding management’s future expectations, beliefs, intentions, goals, strategies, plans or prospects, including statements relating to: the Company’s results of operations, including NII, Core NII and net asset value and the factors that may affect such results; management's beliefs regarding the cause of unrealized depreciation and the impact on EPS and NAV per share; management’s belief that the Company’s balance sheet is well positioned due to liabilities that have a fixed rate of interest with maturities that do not come due until 2026, when there can be no assurance that such a composition will lead to future success; management’s intention to deploy capital into discounted investments to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns; and other factors may constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about us, our current and prospective portfolio investments, our industry, our beliefs, and our assumptions. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “may,” “continue,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “targets,” “projects,” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements, including those risks, uncertainties and factors referred to in documents that may be filed by OFS Credit from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as well as the impact of significant market volatility on our business, our portfolio companies, our industry and the global economy, caused by impacts from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing war between Russia and the Ukraine, and rising interest rates and high inflation rates. Although we believe that the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of those assumptions could prove to be inaccurate, and, as a result, the forward-looking statements based on those assumptions also could be inaccurate. In light of these and other uncertainties, the inclusion of a projection or forward-looking statement in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by us that our plans and objectives will be achieved. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by the federal securities laws, 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 SEC, including Annual and Semi-Annual Reports on Form N-CSR and monthly portfolio investments reports filed on Form N-PORT for the third month of each of our fiscal quarters.

3 Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training

Supplemental Information Regarding Core Net Investment Income

We provide information relating to Core NII (a non-GAAP measure) on a supplemental basis. This measure is not provided as a substitute for GAAP NII, but in addition to it. Our non-GAAP measures may differ from similar measures by other companies, even in the event of similar terms being utilized to identify such measures. Core NII represents GAAP NII adjusted for additional applicable cash distributions received on our CLO equity investments. OFS Capital Management, LLC, our investment adviser, uses this information in its internal analysis of results and believes that this information may be informative in gauging the quality of the Company’s financial performance, identifying trends in its results and providing meaningful period-to-period comparisons.

Income from investments in the “equity” class securities of CLO vehicles, for GAAP purposes, is recorded using the effective interest method; this is based on an effective yield to the expected redemption utilizing estimated cash flows, at current amortized cost, including those CLO equity investments that have not made their inaugural distribution for the relevant period end. The result is an effective yield for the investment in which the respective investment’s cost basis is adjusted quarterly based on the difference between the actual cash received, or distributions entitled to be received, and the effective yield calculation. Accordingly, investment income recognized on CLO equity securities in the GAAP statement of operations differs from the cash distributions actually received by the Company during the period (referred to below as “CLO equity adjustments”).

Furthermore, in order for the Company to continue to qualify for tax treatment as a regulated investment company, we are required, among other things, to distribute at least 90% of our investment company taxable income annually. Therefore, Core NII may provide a better indication of our estimated taxable income for a reporting period than GAAP NII; we can offer no assurance that will be the case, however, as the ultimate tax character of our earnings cannot be determined until after tax returns are prepared at the close of a fiscal year. We note that this non-GAAP measure may not serve as a useful indicator of taxable earnings, particularly during periods of market disruption and volatility, and, as such, our taxable income may differ materially from our Core NII.

The following table provides a reconciliation of GAAP NII to Core NII for the fiscal quarters ended October 31, 2022 and July 31, 2022:

 

 

For the Fiscal Quarter Ended

October 31, 2022

 

For the Fiscal Quarter Ended

July 31, 2022

 

 

Amount

 

Per Common Share Amount

 

Amount

 

Per Common Share Amount

Net investment income

 

$

3,950,999

 

 

$

0.44

 

 

$

3,505,891

 

$

0.42

CLO equity adjustments

 

 

(93,022

)

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

1,013,500

 

 

0.12

Core NII

 

$

3,857,977

 

 

$

0.43

 

 

$

4,519,391

 

$

0.54

The following table provides a reconciliation of GAAP NII to Core NII for the fiscal years ended October 31, 2022 and 2021:

 

 

For the Fiscal Year Ended

October 31, 2022

 

For the Fiscal Year Ended

October 31, 2021

 

 

Amount

 

Per Common Share Amount

 

Amount

 

Per Common Share Amount

Net investment income

 

$

13,048,495

 

$

1.58

 

$

6,503,994

 

$

1.22

CLO equity adjustments

 

 

9,144,817

 

 

1.11

 

 

7,599,466

 

 

1.43

Core NII

 

$

22,193,312

 

$

2.69

 

$

14,103,460

 

$

2.65

 

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