BCSF
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Bain Capital Specialty Finance
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 5:00:00 PM
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Bain Capital Specialty Finance (BCSF) Recent Earnings

Bain Capital Specialty Finance (BCSF) reported 3rd Quarter September 2022 earnings of $0.53 per share on revenue of $62.8 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.35 per share on revenue of $50.2 million. Revenue grew 26.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.53
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.35
Reported Revenue
$62.8 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$50.2 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. Announces September 30, 2022 Financial Results and Declares Fourth Quarter 2022 Dividend of $0.36 per Share

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. (NYSE: BCSF, the “Company”, “our” or “we”) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022, and that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.36 per share for the fourth quarter of 2022.

“We delivered positive third quarter earnings driven by strong interest income generated across our diversified portfolio of largely floating rate loans, which benefitted from the rise in interest rates, and the continued credit stability across our portfolio,” said Michael Ewald, Chief Executive Officer of BCSF. “We are raising our regular quarterly dividend by 6% to $0.36 per share to reflect our improved outlook on the Company’s earnings power and the strength of our portfolio to navigate the current market environment.”

QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net investment income per share was $0.53, as compared to $0.41 for the quarter ended June 30, 2022;
  • Net income per share was $0.17, as compared to $0.27 for the quarter ended June 30, 2022;
  • Net asset value per share as of September 30, 2022 was $16.98, as compared to $17.15 as of June 30, 2022;
  • Gross and net investment fundings were $433.0 million and $36.5 million, respectively; Ending debt-to-equity (net of cash) was 1.20x, as compared to 1.07x as of June 30, 2022;
  • The Company increased the amount of commitments to its Sumitomo Credit Facility to $635.0 million, up from $300.0 million; and
  • Subsequent to quarter-end, the Company’s Board of Directors increased its quarterly regular dividend by $0.02 per share to $0.36 per share for the fourth quarter to stockholders of record as of December 31, 2022(1).

SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

($ in millions, unless otherwise noted)

Q3 2022

Q2 2022

Net investment income per share

$0.53

$0.41

Net investment income

$34.1

$26.7

Earnings per share

$0.17

$0.27

Dividends per share declared and payable

$0.34

$0.34

 

 

 

($ in millions, unless otherwise noted)

As of
September 30, 2022

As of
June 30, 2022

Total fair value of investments

$2,293.5

$2,287.0

Total assets

$2,521.4

$2,426.0

Total net assets

$1,096.1

$1,107.0

Net asset value per share

$16.98

$17.15

 

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

For the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company invested $433.0 million in 59 portfolio companies, including $270.2 million in nine new companies, $106.6 million in 48 existing companies, $41.0 million in International Senior Loan Program, LLC (“ISLP”) and $15.2 million in Bain Capital Senior Loan Program (“SLP”). The Company had $396.5 million of principal repayments and sales in the quarter, resulting in net investment fundings of $36.5 million.

Investment Activity for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2022:

($ in millions)

Q3 2022

Q2 2022

Investment Fundings

$433.0

$481.9

Sales and Repayments

$396.5

$332.4

Net Investment Activity

$36.5

$149.5

As of September 30, 2022, the Company’s investment portfolio had a fair value of $2,293.5 million, comprised of investments in 130 portfolio companies operating across 32 different industries.

Investment Portfolio at Fair Value as of September 30, 2022:

Investment Type

$ in Millions

% of Total

First Lien Senior Secured Loans

$1,594.5

69.5%

Second Lien Senior Secured Loans

96.0

4.2

Subordinated Debt

39.5

1.7

Equity Interest

208.8

9.1

Preferred Equity

71.7

3.1

Warrants

0.5

0.0

Investment Vehicles

282.5

12.4

Subordinated Note in ISLP

173.3

7.6

Equity Interest in ISLP

54.6

2.4

Subordinated Note in SLP

51.0

2.2

Preferred and Equity Interest in SLP

3.6

0.2

Total

$2,293.5

100.0%

As of September 30, 2022, the weighted average yield on the investment portfolio at amortized cost and fair value were 10.2% and 10.6%, respectively, as compared to 8.5% and 8.8%, respectively, as of June 30, 2022.(2) 93.6% of the Company’s debt investments at fair value were in floating rate securities.

As of September 30, 2022, two portfolio companies were on non-accrual status, representing 3.1% and 1.7% of the total investment portfolio at amortized cost and fair value, respectively.

As of September 30, 2022, ISLP’s investment portfolio had an aggregate fair value of $623.0 million, comprised of investments in 34 portfolio companies operating across 15 different industries. The investment portfolio on a fair value basis was comprised of 96.0% first lien senior secured loans, 2.9% second lien senior secured loans and 1.1% equity interest. 100% of ISLP’s debt investments at fair value were in floating rate securities.

As of September 30, 2022, SLP’s investment portfolio had an aggregate fair value of $570.6 million, comprised of investments in 51 portfolio companies operating across 22 different industries.(3) The investment portfolio on a fair value basis was comprised of 96.2% first lien senior secured loans and 3.8% second lien senior secured loans. 98.2% of SLP’s debt investments at fair value were in floating rate securities.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

For the three months ended September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, total investment income was $62.8 million and $52.4 million, respectively. The increase in investment income was primarily due to an increase in interest income as a result of rising base rates.

Total expenses (before taxes) for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022 were $28.7 million and $25.6 million, respectively. The increase was primarily driven by an increase in interest and debt financing expenses, partially offset by a decrease in incentive fees.

Net investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022 was $34.1 million or $0.53 per share and $26.7 million or $0.41 per share, respectively.

During the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company had net realized and unrealized gains (losses) of $(23.1) million.

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $11.1 million, or $0.17 per share.

CAPITAL AND LIQUIDITY

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had total principal debt outstanding of $1,370.5 million, including $418.0 million outstanding in the Company’s Sumitomo Credit Facility, $352.5 million outstanding of the debt issued through BCC Middle Market CLO 2019-1 LLC, $300.0 million outstanding in the Company’s senior unsecured notes due March 2026 and $300.0 million outstanding in the Company’s senior unsecured notes due October 2026.

During the quarter, the Company repaid in full $150.0 million in aggregate principal amount committed, including the principal amount outstanding of $112.5 million, of senior unsecured notes due in June 2023 (the “2023 Notes”). The 2023 Notes were prepaid at 100% of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, on September 6, 2022.

For the three months ended September 30, 2022, the weighted average interest rate on debt outstanding was 3.7%, as compared to 3.2% for the three months ended June 30, 2022.

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents (including foreign cash) of $44.2 million, $217.0 million of capacity under its Sumitomo Credit Facility and $50.0 million of capacity under the Revolving Advisor Loan. As of September 30, 2022, the Company had $307.3 million of undrawn investment commitments.

As of September 30, 2022, the Company’s debt-to-equity and debt-to-equity (net of cash) ratios were 1.25x and 1.20x, respectively, as compared to 1.14x and 1.07x, respectively, as of June 30, 2022.

Endnotes

(1)

 

The fourth quarter dividend is payable on January 27, 2023 to holders of record as of December 31, 2022.

(2)

 

The weighted average yield is computed as (a) the annual stated interest rate or yield earned on the relevant accruing debt and other income producing securities plus amortization of fees and discounts on the performing debt and other income producing investments, divided by (b) the total relevant investments at amortized cost. The weighted average yield does not represent the total return to our stockholders.

(3)

 

SLP acquired 70% of the member equity interests of the Company’s 2018-1 portfolio (“2018-1”). The Company retained 30% of the 2018-1 membership interests as a non-controlling equity interest.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

A conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results will be held live at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on November 10, 2022. Please visit BCSF’s webcast link located on the Events & Presentations page of the Investor Resources section of BCSF’s website at http://www.baincapitalbdc.com for a slide presentation that complements the Earnings Conference Call.

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

  • Domestic: 1-888-204-4368
  • International: 1-323-994-2093
  • Conference ID: 6606318

All participants will need to reference “Bain Capital Specialty Finance - Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2022 Earnings Conference Call” once connected with the operator. All participants are asked to dial in 10-15 minutes prior to the call.

Replay Information:

An archived replay will be available approximately three hours after the conference call concludes through November 17, 2022 via a webcast link located on the Investor Resources section of BCSF’s website, and via the dial-in numbers listed below:

  • Domestic: 1-844-512-2921
  • International: 1-412-317-6671
  • Conference ID: 6606318#

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

As ofAs of
September 30, 2022December 31, 2021
(Unaudited)
Assets
Investments at fair value:
Non-controlled/non-affiliate investments (amortized cost of $1,811,644 and $1,921,970, respectively)$

1,733,477

$

1,901,054

Non-controlled/affiliate investment (amortized cost of $124,612 and $100,888, respectively)

147,143

113,290

Controlled affiliate investment (amortized cost of $419,887 and $288,526, respectively)

412,902

274,761

Cash and cash equivalents

32,343

87,443

Foreign cash (cost of $17,388 and $30,877, respectively)

11,830

29,979

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

14,656

86,159

Collateral on forward currency exchange contracts

4,577

2,815

Deferred financing costs

3,702

2,178

Interest receivable on investments

27,875

19,269

Receivable for sales and paydowns of investments

109,171

30,334

Prepaid Insurance

376

193

Unrealized appreciation on forward currency exchange contracts

12,886

5,321

Dividend receivable

10,445

18,397

Total Assets$

2,521,383

$

2,571,193

 
Liabilities
Debt (net of unamortized debt issuance costs of $10,861 and $15,718, respectively)$

1,359,639

$

1,414,982

Interest payable

9,965

7,058

Payable for investments purchased

17,664

7,594

Base management fee payable

8,763

8,792

Incentive fee payable

2,976

4,727

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

4,311

6,083

Distributions payable

21,951

21,951

Total Liabilities

1,425,269

1,471,187

 
Commitments and Contingencies (See Note 10)
 
Net Assets
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 100,000,000,000 and 100,000,000,000 shares authorized, 64,562,265 and 64,562,265 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

65

65

Paid in capital in excess of par value

1,168,384

1,168,384

Total distributable earnings (loss)

(72,335)

(68,443)

Total Net Assets

1,096,114

1,100,006

Total Liabilities and Total Net assets$

2,521,383

$

2,571,193

 
Net asset value per share$

16.98

$

17.04

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)

For the Three MonthsFor the Three MonthsFor the Nine MonthsFor the Nine Months
Ended September 30Ended September 30Ended September 30Ended September 30

2022

2021

2022

2021

Income
Investment income from non-controlled/non-affiliate investments:
Interest from investments$

36,239

$

37,821

$

100,295

$

114,439

Dividend income

4,532

38

4,640

38

PIK income

4,276

1,046

9,159

3,108

Other income

4,329

1,181

12,484

5,512

Total investment income from non-controlled/non-affiliate investments

49,376

40,086

126,578

123,097

 
Investment income from non-controlled/affiliate investments:
Interest from investments

2,141

455

4,366

1,355

Dividend income

1,067

2,918

PIK income

48

1,421

1,497

4,173

Total investment income from non-controlled/affiliate investments

3,256

1,876

8,781

5,528

 
Investment income from controlled affiliate investments:
Interest from investments

5,437

4,983

13,073

9,192

Dividend income

4,746

2,600

12,758

7,564

PIK income

483

Total investment income from controlled affiliate investments

10,183

7,583

25,831

17,239

Total investment income

62,815

49,545

161,190

145,864

 
Expenses
Interest and debt financing expenses

14,381

12,265

36,051

37,115

Base management fee

8,853

8,776

25,673

26,096

Incentive fee

2,976

4,531

10,356

19,301

Professional fees

968

581

1,804

2,254

Directors fees

177

186

531

529

Other general and administrative expenses

1,357

1,445

4,254

4,075

Total expenses before fee waivers

28,712

27,784

78,669

89,370

Base management fee waiver

-4,837

Incentive fee waiver

-4,519

Total expenses, net of fee waivers

28,712

27,784

78,669

80,014

Net investment income

34,103

21,761

82,521

65,850

 
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)
Net realized gain (loss) on non-controlled/non-affiliate investments

(5,180)

(668)

(6,339)

22,589

Net realized loss on controlled affiliate investments

(621)

(3,858)

Net realized gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions

2,254

(72)

4,932

(2,093)

Net realized gain (loss) on forward currency exchange contracts

17,633

(2,085)

20,894

(23,773)

Net realized loss on extinguishment of debt

(745)

(2,546)

(745)

(2,546)

Net change in unrealized depreciation on foreign currency translation

(4,820)

(508)

(6,525)

(186)

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on forward currency exchange contracts

(2,210)

6,080

7,565

26,685

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on non-controlled/non-affiliate investments

(24,937)

922

(57,251)

2,125

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on non-controlled/affiliate investments

(4,640)

2,905

10,129

8,312

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on controlled affiliate investments

(407)

(1,826)

6,780

4,423

Total net gains (losses)

(23,052)

1,581

(20,560)

31,678

 
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations$

11,051

$

23,342

$

61,961

$

97,528

 
Basic and diluted net investment income per common share$

0.53

$

0.34

$

1.28

$

1.02

Basic and diluted increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share$

0.17

$

0.36

$

0.96

$

1.51

Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

64,562,265

64,562,265

64,562,265

64,562,265

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

About Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on lending to middle market companies. BCSF is managed by BCSF Advisors, LP, an SEC-registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Bain Capital Credit, LP. Since commencing investment operations on October 13, 2016, and through September 30, 2022, BCSF has invested approximately $6.2 billion in aggregate principal amount of debt and equity investments prior to any subsequent exits or repayments. BCSF’s investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, first lien/last out, unitranche and second lien debt, investments in strategic joint ventures, equity investments and, to a lesser extent, corporate bonds. BCSF has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

Forward-Looking Statements

This letter may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this letter may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance 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 filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this letter.

Investor Contact:
Katherine Schneider
Tel. +1 212 803 9613
investors@baincapitalbdc.com

Media Contact:
Charlyn Lusk
Tel. +1 646 502 3549
clusk@stantonprm.com

Source: Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc.