SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
August 4, 2020
CAPITALA FINANCE CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
4201 Congress St., Suite 360
Charlotte, NC 28209
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (704) 376-5502
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
|¨||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|¨||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
|¨||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))|
|¨||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))|
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading symbol(s)||Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||CPTA||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
|5.75% Convertible Notes due 2022||CPTAG||NASDAQ Capital Market|
|6.00% Notes due 2022||CPTAL||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
On August 4, 2020, Capitala Finance Corp. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 (the “Earnings Release”), the text of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information disclosed under this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
|Item 5.03||Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year|
Charter Amendment for Reverse Stock Split
On August 3, 2020, the Company filed Articles of Amendment (the “Articles of Amendment”) to its Articles of Amendment and Restatement with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of the State of Maryland to effectuate a one-for-six reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of the Company’s shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”). The Reverse Stock Split is expected to take effect at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 21, 2020 (the “Effective Time”). At the Effective Time, every six (6) issued and outstanding Shares will be converted into one (1) Share. The Articles of Amendment also provide that there will be no change in the par value of $0.01 per Share as a result of the Reverse Stock Split.
As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, for example, if the one-for-six reverse stock split were effective as of August 3, 2020, the number of outstanding Shares would be reduced from 16,266,484 to approximately 2,711,080, subject to adjustments due to the cancellation of fractional shares associated with the Reverse Stock Split.
No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split and fractional shares will be eliminated by paying cash for the fair value of a fractional portion of Shares. The Reverse Stock Split will apply to all of the Company’s outstanding Shares and therefore will not affect any shareholder’s relative ownership percentage. Shareholders will receive information from the Company’s transfer agent or their broker-dealer regarding their holdings of Shares following the Reverse Stock Split. Shareholders are not required to take any action to effectuate the exchange of their stock.
The foregoing description of the Articles of Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete Articles of Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure|
On August 4, 2020, the Company made available on its website, http://investor.CapitalaGroup.com, a supplemental investor presentation with respect to the Earnings Release.
The information disclosed under this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information provided herein shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|3.1||Articles of Amendment|
|99.1||Press release dated August 4, 2020|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: August 4, 2020||CAPITALA FINANCE CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Stephen A. Arnall|
|Stephen A. Arnall|
|Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer|
Capitala Finance Corp.
ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT
Capitala Finance Corp., a Maryland corporation (the “Corporation”), hereby certifies to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland that:
FIRST The charter of the Corporation (the “Charter”) is hereby amended to provide that, immediately upon the Effective Time (as defined below), every six (6) shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of the Corporation which are issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be combined into one (1) issued and outstanding share of common stock, $0.06 par value per share, of the Corporation.
SECOND The amendment to the Charter as set forth in Article FIRST herein has been duly approved by at least a majority of the entire board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board”) as required by law. Pursuant to Section 2-309(e)(2) of the Maryland General Corporation Law (the “MGCL”), no stockholder approval was required.
THIRD The Charter is hereby amended, effective immediately after the Effective Time, to decrease the par value of the shares of common stock of the Corporation issued and outstanding immediately after the Effective Time from $0.06 per share to $0.01 per share.
FOURTH The amendment to the Charter as set forth in Article THIRD herein has been duly approved by at least a majority of the entire Board as required by law. The amendment set forth in Article THIRD herein is limited to a change expressly authorized by Section 2-605(a)(2) of the MGCL to be made without action by the stockholders of the Corporation.
FIFTH There has been no increase in the authorized stock of the Corporation effected by the amendments to the Charter as set forth above.
SIXTH These Articles of Amendment shall be effective at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on August 21, 2020 (the “Effective Time”).
SEVENTH The undersigned officer acknowledges these Articles of Amendment to be the corporate act and deed of the Corporation and, further, as to all matters or facts required to be verified under oath, the undersigned acknowledges that, to the best of such officer’s knowledge, information and belief, such matters and facts relating to the Corporation are true in all material respects and that this statement is made under the penalties of perjury.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused these Articles of Amendment to be signed in its name on its behalf by its President and attested to by its Secretary on July 31, 2020.
|ATTEST:||CAPITALA FINANCE CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Kevin A. Koonts||By:||/s/ Joseph B. Alala, III (SEAL)|
|Kevin A. Koonts||Joseph B. Alala, III|
Capitala Finance Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results
CHARLOTTE, NC, August 4, 2020--Capitala Finance Corp. (Nasdaq:CPTA) ("Capitala", the “Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2020.
Second Quarter Highlights
|·||Increase in NAV per share-$6.46 at June 30, 2020 compared to $6.27 at March 31, 2020|
|·||Successful wind down of Capitala Senior Loan Fund II, LLC (“CSLF II”)|
|·||Reduced non-accrual balances|
|·||Liquidity from repayments will allow the Company to reduce leverage during the second half of 2020 and support existing and new portfolio investments|
In describing the Company’s second quarter activities, Joseph B. Alala, III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased to report a slight increase in NAV per share during the second quarter of 2020, while generating $51.1 million of liquidity through repayments and the wind down of CSLF II. The $95.2 million of cash at quarter end will allow us to support our existing portfolio investments, evaluate new investment opportunities, reduce leverage by the repayment of scheduled maturities and the prepayment of other debt, and provide for general working capital needs.”
Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
During the second quarter of 2020, the Company originated $12.5 million of new investments, and received $51.1 million of repayments. Repayments included $13.1 million from the wind down of the Company’s investment in CSLF II, $17.8 million in full repayment of the first and second lien debt investments in Flavors Holdings, Inc., and $20.2 million in various other repayments.
Total investment income was $7.0 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $11.6 million in the second quarter of 2019. Interest and fee income were $4.0 million lower in second quarter of 2020 as compared to the second quarter of 2019, the result of lower average debt investments outstanding and the impact of repayments and non-accrual investments. Payment-in-kind income and dividend income, collectively, declined by $0.6 million, primarily due the wind down of CSLF II during the second quarter of 2020.
Total expenses for the second quarter of 2020 were $7.6 million, relatively unchanged from the comparable period in 2019. During the second quarter of 2020, the Company recorded $1.1 million in one-time deferred financing charges related to the early termination of its senior secured credit facility.
Net realized losses totaled $13.3 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $15.1 million of net realized losses for the second quarter of 2019. Net realized losses had an immaterial impact to NAV per share during the second quarter of 2020, as realized amounts were generally in line with prior fair value amounts.
Net unrealized appreciation totaled $17.0 million, or $1.04 per share, for the second quarter of 2020, compared to net unrealized depreciation of $17.4 million for the second quarter of 2019.
The net increase in net assets resulting from operations was $3.1 million for the second quarter of 2020, or $0.19 per share, compared to a net decrease of $29.1 million, or $1.81 per share, for the same period in 2019.
As of June 30, 2020, our portfolio consisted of 37 companies with a fair market value of $287.3 million and a cost basis of $305.0 million. First lien debt investments represented 67.4% of the portfolio, second lien debt investments represented 13.3% of the portfolio, and equity/warrant investments represented 19.3% of the portfolio, based on fair values.
At June 30, 2020, the Company had five debt investments on non-accrual status, totaling $34.5 million and $23.9 million, on a cost basis and fair value basis, respectively.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
At June 30, 2020, the Company had $95.2 million in cash and cash equivalents. In addition, the Company had SBA debentures outstanding totaling $150.0 million with an annual weighted average interest rate of 3.16%, $75.0 million of fixed rate notes bearing an interest rate of 6.00%, and $52.1 million of convertible notes bearing an interest rate of 5.75%.
During July 2020, the Company received $2.4 million in principal repayments on its first lien debt investment in BigMouth, Inc.
On July 30, 2020, the Company’s board of directors approved a one-for-six reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock which is expected to be effective as of 5:00 Eastern Standard Time on August 21, 2020 (the "Effective Time"). The Company's common stock is expected to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis at the market open on August 24, 2020. At the Effective Time, every six (6) issued and outstanding shares of the Company's common stock will be converted into one (1) share of the Company's common stock.
On July 30, 2020, the Company’s board of directors approved a bond repurchase program which authorizes the Company to repurchase up to an aggregate of $10.0 million worth of the Company's outstanding 2022 Notes and/or 2022 Convertible Notes (the "Bond Repurchase Program"). The Bond Repurchase Program will terminate upon the earlier of (i) July 30, 2021 or (ii) the repurchase of an aggregate of $10.0 million worth of 2022 Notes and/or 2022 Convertible Notes.
Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call
Management will host a conference call to discuss the operating and financial results at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The call will be broadcast live in listen-only mode on the Company’s investor relations website at www.CapitalaGroup.com. To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-877-312-5507 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call.
About Capitala Finance Corp.
Capitala Finance Corp. is a business development company that invests primarily in first lien loans, and, to a lesser extent, second lien loans and equity securities issued by lower and traditional middle market companies. The Company is managed by Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC. For more information on Capitala, or to automatically receive email notifications of Company financial information, press releases, stock alerts, or other corporate filings, please visit the Investor Relations section of our website.
About Capitala Group
Capitala Group is a $3.0 billion asset management firm that has been providing capital to lower middle market companies through its credit, growth, and equity investment strategies throughout North America for over twenty years. Since its inception in 1998, Capitala Group has invested in over 160 companies and seeks to partner with strong management teams to create value and generate superior risk-adjusted returns for its individual and institutional investors. For more information, definition and details visit Capitala Group’s website at www.capitalagroup.com.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Words such as “believes,” “intends,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, 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 volatility on our business, our portfolio companies, our industry 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 the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
SOURCE: Capitala Finance Corp.
Capitala Finance Corp.
Stephen Arnall, Chief Financial Officer
Capitala Finance Corp.
Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
|June 30, 2020||December 31, 2019|
|Investments at fair value:|
|Non-control/non-affiliate investments (amortized cost of $211,569 and $250,433, respectively)||$||190,650||$||241,046|
|Affiliate investments (amortized cost of $84,403 and $80,756, respectively)||87,679||98,763|
|Control investments (amortized cost of $9,044 and $22,692, respectively)||8,937||22,723|
|Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $305,016 and $353,881, respectively)||287,266||362,532|
|Cash and cash equivalents||95,226||62,321|
|Interest and dividend receivable||2,078||1,745|
|Deferred tax asset, net||-||-|
|SBA Debentures (net of deferred financing costs of $758 and $1,006, respectively)||$||149,242||$||148,994|
|2022 Notes (net of deferred financing costs of $1,164 and $1,447, respectively)||73,836||73,553|
|2022 Convertible Notes (net of deferred financing costs of $736 and $916, respectively)||51,352||51,172|
|Credit Facility (net of deferred financing costs of $0 and $1,165, respectively)||-||(1,165||)|
|Management and incentive fees payable||3,586||3,713|
|Interest and financing fees payable||2,429||2,439|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||11||518|
|Common stock, par value $0.01, 100,000,000 common shares authorized, 16,266,484 and 16,203,769 common shares issued and outstanding, respectively||$||163||$||162|
|Additional paid in capital||238,220||237,886|
|Total distributable loss||(133,328||)||(89,935||)|
|Total net assets||$||105,055||$||148,113|
|Total liabilities and net assets||$||385,511||$||427,337|
|Net asset value per share||$||6.46||$||9.14|
Capitala Finance Corp.
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
|For the Three Months Ended June 30,||For the Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Interest and fee income:|
|Total interest and fee income||6,428||10,404||12,917||20,812|
|Payment-in-kind interest and dividend income:|
|Total payment-in-kind interest and dividend income||566||724||1,082||1,643|
|Total dividend income||-||425||25||1,731|
|Interest income from cash and cash equivalents||5||37||49||88|
|Total investment income||6,999||11,590||14,073||24,274|
|Interest and financing expenses||4,885||4,228||8,711||8,641|
|Base management fee||1,666||2,020||3,423||4,138|
|General and administrative expenses||1,057||1,145||2,561||2,129|
|Expenses before incentive fee waiver||7,608||7,856||14,695||16,405|
|Incentive fee waiver||-||(288||)||-||(288||)|
|NET INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS)||(609||)||4,022||(622||)||8,157|
|REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS|
|Net realized gain (loss) on investments:|
|Net realized loss on investments||(13,285||)||(15,077||)||(12,317||)||(20,924||)|
|Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments:|
|Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments||16,994||(17,395||)||(26,401||)||(15,900||)|
|Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments||3,709||(32,472||)||(38,718||)||(36,824||)|
|Total net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments, net of taxes||3,709||(33,166||)||(38,718||)||(37,452||)|
|NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS||$||3,100||$||(29,144||)||$||(39,340||)||$||(29,295||)|
|NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS PER SHARE RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS – BASIC AND DILUTED||$||0.19||$||(1.81||)||$||(2.42||)||$||(1.82||)|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING – BASIC AND DILUTED||16,266,484||16,096,678||16,243,538||16,079,885|
|DISTRIBUTIONS PAID PER SHARE||$||-||$||0.25||$||0.25||$||0.50|