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Saratoga Investment Corp. Announces Fiscal Year End and Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results

NEW YORK, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE:SAR) ("Saratoga Investment" or "the Company"), a business development company, today announced financial results for its 2017 fiscal year end and fourth quarter.

Summary Financial Information

The Company's summarized financial information is as follows:


For the year

ended and as of

February 28, 2017

For the year

ended and as of

February 29, 2016




($ in thousands except per share)



AUM

292,661

283,996



NAV

127,295

125,150



Investment Income

33,157

30,051



Net Investment Income per share

1.68

1.91



Adjusted Net Investment Income per share

2.01

1.90



Earnings per share

1.98

2.09



Return on Equity - last twelve months

9.0%

9.4%





























For the quarter

ended February

28, 2017

For the quarter

ended November

30, 2016


For the quarter

ended February

29, 2016


($ in thousands except per share)

AUM

292,661

277,570


283,996

NAV

127,295

127,680


125,150

Investment Income

8,358

8,442


7,795

Net Investment Income per share

0.19

0.60


0.54

Adjusted Net Investment Income per share

0.49

0.53


0.45

Earnings per share

0.22

0.27


(0.07)

Return on Equity - last twelve months

9.0%

7.7%


9.4%






 

"In fiscal year 2017 we maintained our focus on expanding assets under management, maintaining our strong investment quality, broadening our investor base, diversifying sources of low-cost liquidity and increasing our pipeline of available deal sources," said Christian L. Oberbeck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saratoga Investment. "We achieved market-leading results. In fiscal year 2017, we continued to increase our quarterly dividend by 12% while increasing it every quarter, paying a total of $1.93 per share through a special dividend and our regular quarterly dividends. Our investments in our business development and origination team enabled us to keep apace of heavy redemptions, putting a record $127 million in new capital to work. AUM and NAV continue to grow. Total shareholder return for the most recent twelve months is almost 50%, and we remain at the top of the BDC space in terms of total return performance, both short- and long-term. In addition, we are well structured for a potential higher interest rate environment, with over 80% of our investments having floating rate interest rates and all of our currently outstanding debt fixed-rate and long-term. This has been another strong year for Saratoga Investment, and we are extremely pleased with the strong and leading risk-adjusted investment performance we have delivered for our shareholders."

Michael J. Grisius, President and Chief Investment Officer, added, "During fiscal year 2017, the steady expansion of our asset base continued, with a year-on-year increase in our investments at fair value of 3%, and a 208% increase since 2012. Despite a market environment defined by reduced transaction volumes and high levels of repayments, we were able to review an increased amount of deal opportunities and deploy capital at a pace sufficient to grow AUM. Furthermore, we were able to do so generally at multiples below the market average. We continue to see demand for financing in the markets we serve and believe that our investments in new business development and origination capabilities will result in a continued robust and productive pipeline."

As of February 28, 2017, Saratoga Investment increased its assets under management ("AUM") to $292.7 million, an increase of 3.1% from $284.0 million as of February 29, 2016, and an increase of 5.4% from $277.5 million as of November 30, 2016. This increase reflects the record originations of $126.9 million new investments during the year ended February 28, 2017, offset by significant repayments of $121.2 million during fiscal year 2017, generating a gross unlevered IRR of 17.0% for the fiscal year. These investments and repayments for the year are inclusive of the $41.1 million in originations and $26.5 million in repayments during the quarter ended February 28, 2017. Saratoga Investment's portfolio has continued to grow this quarter and remains strong, with a continued high level of investment quality in loan investments with 94.1% of our loans at our highest internal rating for this quarter.

As a result, both the year and quarter ended February 28, 2017 benefitted from higher investment income as compared to the prior period - investment income increased to $33.2 million for the year ended February 28, 2017, up 10.3% from $30.1 million for the year ended February 29, 2016, and up to $8.4 million from $7.8 million for the same quarterly periods, a 7.2% increase. This increased investment income was generated from an investment base that has grown by 3.1% since last year, resulting in both higher interest income and other income. The investment income increase was offset by (i) increased debt and financing expenses from higher outstanding Notes payable and SBA debentures this year reflective of the growing investment and asset base, (ii) increased base and incentive management fees generated from the management of this larger pool of investments, and (iii) increased total expenses, excluding interest and debt financing expenses, base management fees and incentive fees, reflecting higher administrator and deal research fees.

Net investment income on a weighted average per share basis was $1.68 and $0.19 for the year and quarter ended February 28, 2017, respectively. Adjusted for (i) the incentive fee accrual related to net unrealized capital gains, (ii) the loss on extinguishment of our 2020 notes, and (iii) the interest on the 2020 notes during the call notice period while the 2023 notes were already issued and outstanding, the net investment income on a weighted average per share basis was $2.01 and $0.49, respectively. This compares to adjusted net investment income per share of $1.90 and $0.45 for the year and quarter ended February 29, 2016, reflecting an increase of 5.8% and 8.9%, respectively.

Net investment income yield as percentage of average net asset value ("Net Investment Income Yield") was 7.6% and 3.5% for the year and quarter ended February 28, 2017, respectively. Adjusted for (i) the incentive fee accrual related to net unrealized capital gains, (ii) the loss on extinguishment of our 2020 notes, and (iii) the interest on the 2020 notes during the call notice period while the 2023 notes were already issued and outstanding, the Net Investment Income Yield was 9.1% and 8.8%, respectively. In comparison, Net Investment Income Yield was 8.6% and 9.8% for the year and quarter ended February 29, 2016, respectively. Adjusted Net Investment Income Yield was 8.6% and 8.0% for the year and quarter ended February 29, 2016, respectively.

Net Asset Value ("NAV") increased $2.1 million from $125.1 million as of February 29, 2016 to $127.3 million as of February 28, 2017.

NAV per share was $21.97 as of February 28, 2017, compared to $22.06 as of February 29, 2016 and $22.21 as of November 30, 2017.

Return on equity for the year and quarter ended February 28, 2017 was 9.0% and 3.9%, respectively, compared to 9.4% and -1.3% for the comparable periods last year.

Earnings per share for the year and quarter ended February 28, 2017 was $1.98 (including $1.7 million net gain on investments) and $0.22 (including $0.2 million net gain on investments), respectively, compared to earnings per share of $2.09 and loss per share of $(0.07) for the year and quarter ended February 29, 2016, respectively.

Investment portfolio activity for the year ended February 28, 2017

Investment portfolio activity for the quarter ended February 28, 2017

Additional Financial Information

For the fiscal year ended February 28, 2017, Saratoga Investment reported net investment income of $9.7 million, or $1.68 on a weighted average per share basis, and a net gain on investments of $1.7 million, or $0.30 on a weighted average per share basis, resulting in a net increase in net assets from operations of $11.4 million, or $1.98 on a weighted average per share basis. Net investment income reflected a one-time $1.5 million loss associated with the extinguishment of Saratoga Investment's 2020 notes. The $1.7 million net gain on investments was comprised largely of $12.4 million in net realized gain on investments offset by $10.6 million in net unrealized depreciation on investments. The net realized gains primarily relate to realized gains on our investments in Take 5 Oil Change, LLC and Legacy Cabinets, Inc during the year. The net unrealized loss was due primarily to (i) $9.8 million change in unrealized depreciation related to these two realizations, with unrealized appreciation being adjusted to zero resulting in a change in unrealized depreciation for the year, and (ii) $1.6 million unrealized depreciation in our legacy Elyria investment. This compared to the fiscal year ended February 29, 2016 with net investment income of $10.7 million, or $1.91 on a weighted average per share basis, and a net gain on investments of $1.0 million, or $0.17 on a weighted average per share basis, resulting in a net increase in net assets from operations of $11.6 million, or $2.09 on a weighted average per share basis. The $1.0 million net gain on investments consisted of $0.2 million in net realized gains on investments and $0.7 million unrealized depreciation.

Adjusted for (i) the incentive fee accrual related to net unrealized capital gains, (ii) the loss on extinguishment of our 2020 notes, and (iii) the interest on the 2020 notes during the call notice period while the 2023 notes were already issued and outstanding, the net investment income was $11.5 million and $10.6 million for the years ended February 28, 2017 and February 29, 2016, respectively - this is an increase of $0.9 million year-over-year, or 8.3%.

For the quarter ended February 28, 2017, Saratoga Investment reported net investment income of $1.1 million, or $0.19 on a weighted average per share basis, and a net gain on investments of $0.2 million, or $0.03 on a weighted average per share basis, resulting in a net increase in net assets from operations of $1.3 million, or $0.22 on a weighted average per share basis. The $0.2 million net gain on investments was largely comprised of $0.09 million in net unrealized appreciation on investments offset by $0.07 million in net realized losses. This compared to the quarter ended February 29, 2016 with net investment income of $3.1 million, or $0.54 on a weighted average per share basis, and a net loss on investments of $3.5 million, or $0.62 on a weighted average per share basis, resulting in a net decrease in net assets from operations of $0.4 million, or $0.07 on a weighted average per share basis. The $3.5 million net loss on investments consisted of $4.0 million in net realized losses, offset by $0.5 million in net unrealized appreciation on investments.

Adjusted for (i) the incentive fee accrual related to net unrealized capital gains, (ii) the loss on extinguishment of our 2020 notes, and (iii) the interest on the 2020 notes during the call notice period while the 2023 notes were already issued and outstanding, the net investment income was $2.8 million and $2.5 million for the quarters ended February 28, 2017 and February 29, 2016, respectively - this is an increase of $0.3 million year-over-year, or 10.6%.

Total expenses, excluding interest and debt financing expenses, base management fees and incentive management fees, increased from $4.2 million for the year ended February 29, 2016 to $4.3 million for the year ended February 28, 2017, remaining consistent at 1.4% of average total assets for both years. For the quarters ended February 28, 2017 and February 29, 2016, these total expenses decreased from $1.25 million to $1.16 million.

Portfolio and Investment Activity

As of February 28, 2017, the fair value of Saratoga Investment's portfolio was $292.7 million (excluding $22.1 million in cash and cash equivalents), principally invested in 28 portfolio companies and one collateralized loan obligation fund ("CLO"). The overall portfolio composition consisted of 54.3% of first lien term loans, 30.0% of second lien term loans, 5.3% of subordinated notes in a CLO, 3.4% of syndicated loans, and 7.0% of common equity.

For the fiscal year ended February 28, 2017, Saratoga Investment invested $126.9 million in new or existing portfolio companies and had $121.2 million in aggregate amount of exits and repayments, resulting in net investments of $5.7 million for the year.  For the quarter ended February 28, 2017, Saratoga Investment invested $41.1 million in new or existing portfolio companies, and had $26.5 million in aggregate amount of exits and repayments, resulting in net investments of $14.6 million for the quarter.

As of February 28, 2017, the weighted average current yield on Saratoga Investment's portfolio for the twelve months ended was 10.8%, which was comprised of a weighted average current yield of 10.5% on first lien term loans, 11.7% on second lien term loans, 12.7% on CLO subordinated notes, and 5.3% on syndicated loans.

As of February 28, 2017, 83.1% of Saratoga Investment's portfolio is in floating rate debt, with many of these investments having floors. For most of these investments, the relevant 1-month or 3-month LIBOR rate is currently above the floors. Saratoga Investment has analyzed the potential impact of changes in interest rates on interest income from investments, and assuming that the investments as of February 28, 2017 were to remain constant for a full fiscal year and no actions were taken to alter the existing interest rate terms, a hypothetical change of 1.0% in interest rates would cause a corresponding increase of approximately $2.2 million to interest income.

Portfolio Update:

During the quarter ended February 28, 2017, Saratoga Investment increased its first lien investment in Easy Ice, LLC to $26.7 million to facilitate a change of control transaction at the company. Concurrent with this transaction, it also invested $8.0 million in a significant preferred equity position. As part of a further recapitalization that is currently in advanced stages, there is expected to be a repayment of a significant portion of the first lien investment in the near term.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of February 28, 2017, Saratoga Investment had $0.0 million in outstanding borrowings under its $45 million senior secured revolving credit facility with Madison Capital Funding LLC. At the same time, Saratoga Investment had $112.7 million outstanding of SBA debentures, $74.5 million of Baby Bonds (fair value of $77.1 million) and an aggregate of $22.1 million in cash and cash equivalents.

With the $45.0 million credit facility and the $37.3 million additional borrowing capacity at the SBIC subsidiary, as well as the $22.1 million of cash and cash equivalents, Saratoga Investment has a total of $104.4 million of undrawn borrowing capacity and cash and cash equivalents available as of February 28, 2017. The proceeds from the DRIP totaled $5.1 million of equity investments in fiscal year 2017. Saratoga Investment also has the ability to issue additional baby bonds through the existing shelf registration statement.

On December 21, 2016, the Company issued $74.5 million in aggregate principal amount of our 6.75% fixed-rate notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes") for net proceeds of $71.7 million after deducting underwriting commissions of approximately $2.3 million and offering costs of approximately $0.5 million. The issuance included the exercise of substantially all of the underwriters' option to purchase an additional $9.8 million aggregate principal amount of 2023 Notes within 30 days. Interest on the 2023 Notes is paid quarterly in arrears on March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15, at a rate of 6.75% per year, beginning March 30, 2017. The 2023 Notes mature on December 30, 2023, and commencing December 21, 2019, may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or from time to time at our option. The net proceeds from the offering were used to repay all of the outstanding indebtedness under the 2020 Notes, which amounts to $61.8 million, and for general corporate purposes in accordance with Saratoga Investment's investment objective and strategies. The 2023 Notes are listed on the NYSE under the trading symbol "SAB" with a par value of $25.00 per share.

On March 16, 2017, we entered into an equity distribution agreement with Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., through which Saratoga may offer for sale, from time to time, up to $30.0 million of its common stock through an ATM offering. As of May 15, 2017, the Company sold 60,679 shares for gross proceeds of $1.4 million at an average price of $22.49 for aggregate net proceeds of $1.3 million (net of transaction costs).

Share Repurchase Plan

In fiscal year 2015, the Company announced the approval of an open market share repurchase plan that allows it to repurchase up to 200,000 shares of its common stock at prices below its NAV as reported in its then most recently published financial statements. During fiscal year 2017, this share repurchase plan was extended for another year, through October 2017, and increased to 600,000 of common stock.

As of February 28, 2017, we purchased 218,491 shares of common stock, at the average price of $16.87 for approximately $3.7 million pursuant to this repurchase plan.

Dividend

During fiscal year 2017, Saratoga Investment declared and paid dividends of $1.93 per share, composed of $0.41 for the quarter ended February 29, 2016, $0.43 per share for the quarter ended May 31, 2016, $0.44 per share for the quarter ended August 31, 2016, $0.45 per share for the quarter ended November 30, 2016, and a special dividend of $0.20 per share in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017. In addition, on February 28, 2017, Saratoga Investment announced a dividend of $0.46 per share for the fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2017, paid on March 28, 2017 to all stockholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2017.

2017 Fiscal Year End and Fourth Quarter Conference Call/Webcast Information

When:             Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET)

Call:                Interested parties may participate by dialing (877) 312-9208 (U.S. and Canada) or (678) 224-7872 (outside U.S. and Canada).

A replay of the call will be available from 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 through 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (outside U.S. and Canada), passcode for both replay numbers: 11205097.

Webcast:        Interested parties may access a simultaneous webcast of the call and find the FY2017 presentation by going to the "Events & Presentations" section of Saratoga Investment's investor relations website, http://www.saratogainvestmentcorp.com/investor.html

About Saratoga Investment Corp.

Saratoga Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company that provides customized financing solutions to U.S. middle-market businesses.  The Company invests primarily in senior and unitranche leveraged loans, mezzanine debt, and, to a lesser extent, equity to provide financing for change of ownership transactions, strategic acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth initiatives in partnership with business owners, management teams and financial sponsors.  Saratoga Investment Corp.'s objective is to create attractive risk-adjusted returns by generating current income and long-term capital appreciation from its debt and equity investments.  Saratoga Investment Corp. has elected to be regulated as a business development company ("BDC") under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is externally-managed by Saratoga Investment Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor focusing on credit-driven strategies.  Saratoga Investment Corp. owns an SBIC-licensed subsidiary and manages a $300 million Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) fund.  It also owns 100% of the subordinated notes of the CLO.  These diverse funding sources, combined with a permanent capital base, enable Saratoga Investment Corp. to provide a broad range of financing solutions.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors enumerated in this press release and the filings Saratoga Investment Corp. makes with the SEC.  Saratoga Investment Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Financials


 


Saratoga Investment Corp.







Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities










 As of  




February 28, 2017


February 29, 2016







ASSETS





Investments at fair value






Non-control/Non-affiliate investments (amortized cost of $251,198,896 and $268,145,090, respectively)


$            242,531,514


$           271,168,186


Control investments (cost of $49,283,536 and $13,030,751, respectively)


50,129,799


12,827,980


Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $300,482,432 and $281,175,841, respectively)


292,661,313


283,996,166

Cash and cash equivalents


9,306,543


2,440,277

Cash and cash equivalents, reserve accounts


12,781,425


4,594,506

Interest receivable (net of reserve of $157,560 and $728,519, respectively)


3,294,450


3,195,919

Management fee receivable


171,106


170,016

Other assets


183,346


350,368

Receivable from unsettled trades


253,041


300,000


Total assets


$            318,651,224


$           295,047,252







LIABILITIES





Revolving credit facility


$                               -


$                             -

Deferred debt financing costs, revolving credit facility


(437,183)


(515,906)

SBA debentures payable


112,660,000


103,660,000

Deferred debt financing costs, SBA debentures payable


(2,508,280)


(2,493,303)

Notes payable


74,450,500


61,793,125

Deferred debt financing costs, notes payable


(2,689,511)


(1,694,586)

Dividend payable


-


875,599

Base management and incentive fees payable


5,814,692


5,593,956

Accounts payable and accrued expenses


852,987


855,873

Interest and debt fees payable


2,764,237


1,552,069

Payable for repurchases of common stock


-


20,957

Directors fees payable


51,500


31,500

Due to manager


397,505


218,093


Total liabilities


$            191,356,447


$           169,897,377













NET ASSETS





Common stock, par value $.001, 100,000,000 common shares






authorized, 5,794,600 and 5,672,227 common shares issued and outstanding, respectively


$                       5,795


$                      5,672

Capital in excess of par value


190,483,931


188,714,329

Distribution in excess of net investment income


(27,737,348)


(26,217,902)

Accumulated net realized loss from investments and derivatives


(27,636,482)


(40,172,549)

Accumulated net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments and derivatives


(7,821,119)


2,820,325


Total net assets


127,294,777


125,149,875







Total liabilities and net assets


$            318,651,224


$           295,047,252

NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE


$                       21.97


$                      22.06







Asset Coverage Ratio


271.0%


302.5%







 

Saratoga Investment Corp.













Consolidated Statements of Operations













For the year ended
February 28, 2017


For the year ended
February 29, 2016


For the year ended
February 28, 2015













INVESTMENT INCOME










Interest from investments











Non-control/Non-affiliate investments




$                  26,413,986


$                23,165,823


$                      20,790,324



Payment-in-kind interest income from Non-control/Non-affiliate investments




652,847


1,039,398


1,186,657



Control investments




2,281,397


2,665,648


2,707,230



     Total interest income




29,348,230


26,870,869


24,684,211


Interest from cash and cash equivalents




31,151


5,420


3,801


Management fee income




1,499,001


1,494,779


1,520,205


Other income




2,278,770


1,679,602


1,167,144



Total investment income




33,157,152


30,050,670


27,375,361













OPERATING EXPENSES










Interest and debt financing expenses




9,888,127


8,456,467


7,375,022


Base management fees




4,898,657


4,528,589


4,156,955


Professional fees




1,243,400


1,336,214


1,301,713


Administrator expenses




1,366,667


1,175,000


1,000,000


Incentive management fees




2,947,543


2,232,188


2,547,773


Insurance




275,787


330,867


337,335


Directors fees and expenses




235,422


204,000


210,761


General & administrative




1,121,594


995,205


478,299


Excise tax expense 




44,770


113,808


293,653


Other expense




19,780


-


-



Total operating expenses




22,041,747


19,372,338


17,701,511


Loss on extinguishment of debt




1,454,595


-


-



NET INVESTMENT INCOME




9,660,810


10,678,332


9,673,850













REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS:










Net realized gain from investments




12,368,115


226,252


3,276,450


Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments




(10,641,444)


740,974


(1,942,936)



Net gain on investments




1,726,671


967,226


1,333,514













NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS




$                  11,387,481


$                11,645,558


$                      11,007,364













WEIGHTED AVERAGE - BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE



$                             1.98


$                           2.09


$                                 2.04













WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - BASIC AND DILUTED



5,740,450


5,582,453


5,385,049


 

 

Saratoga Investment Corp.









Consolidated Statements of Operations















For the three

months ended 

February 28, 2017


For the three

months ended

February 29, 2016







INVESTMENT INCOME






Interest from investments







Non-control/Non-affiliate investments


$            6,444,137


$          6,204,079



Payment-in-kind interest income from Non-control/Non-affiliate investments


170,160


43,933



Control investments


693,472


645,347



     Total interest income


7,307,769


6,893,359


Interest from cash and cash equivalents


14,725


2,646


Management fee income


375,442


373,493


Other income


660,532


525,764



Total investment income


8,358,468


7,795,262









OPERATING EXPENSES






Interest and debt financing expenses


2,781,258


2,215,521


Base management fees


1,248,790


1,161,850


Professional fees


251,677


305,598


Administrator expenses


375,000


325,000


Incentive management fees


616,302


71,416


Insurance


65,486


70,972


Directors fees and expenses


43,000


51,000


General & administrative


379,851


256,961


Excise tax expense 


44,770


237,146


Other expense


(1,867)


-



Total operating expenses


5,804,267


4,695,464


Loss on extinguishment of debt


1,454,595





NET INVESTMENT INCOME


1,099,606


3,099,798









REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS:






Net realized gain from investments


68,216


(4,004,754)


Net realized loss from derivatives


-


-


Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments


86,678


501,620


Net unrealized appreciation on derivatives


-


-



Net gain on investments


154,894


(3,503,134)









NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS


$            1,254,500


$           (403,336)









WEIGHTED AVERAGE - BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE

$                     0.22


$                 (0.07)









WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - BASIC AND DILUTED

5,755,750


5,688,697









 

Supplemental Information Regarding Adjusted Net Investment Income, Adjusted Net Investment Income Yield and Adjusted Net Investment Income per share

On a supplemental basis, we provide information relating to adjusted net investment income, adjusted net investment income yield and adjusted net investment income per share, which are non-GAAP measures. These measures are provided in addition to, but not as a substitute for, net investment income, net investment income yield and net investment income per share. Adjusted net investment income represents net investment income excluding any capital gains incentive fee expense or reversal attributable to unrealized gains. The management agreement with our advisor provides that a capital gains incentive fee is determined and paid annually with respect to cumulative realized capital gains (but not unrealized capital gains) to the extent such realized capital gains exceed realized and unrealized losses for such year. In addition, we accrue, but do not pay, a capital gains incentive fee in connection with any unrealized capital appreciation, as appropriate. As such, we believe that adjusted net investment income, adjusted net investment income yield and adjusted net income per share is a useful indicator of operations exclusive of any capital gains incentive fee expense or reversal attributable to unrealized gains. In addition, adjusted net investment income also excludes the loss on extinguishment of our 2020 notes, and the interest expense related to the 2020 notes during the call notice period while the 2023 notes were already issued and outstanding. Both these expenses are directly attributable to the issuance of the 2023 notes and the subsequent repayment of the 2020 notes, and are deemed to be non-recurring in nature and not representative of the operations of Saratoga Investment. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. The following table provides a reconciliation of net investment income to adjusted net investment income, net investment income yield to adjusted net investment income yield and net investment income per share to adjusted net investment income per share for the year and quarter ended February 28, 2017 and February 29, 2016.


 


For the three months ended

February 28 and 29


For the years ended

February 28 and 29



2017


2016


2017


2016











Net Investment Income

$       1,099,606




$   3,099,798




$ 9,660,810



$  10,678,332


Changes in accrued capital gains incentive fee expense/reversal

(18,053)


(563,081)


133,937


(45,777)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

1,454,595


-


1,454,595


-


Interest on 2020 notes during call period(3)

268,895


-


268,895


-


Adjusted net investment income

2,805,043


2,536,717


11,518,237


10,632,555





























Net investment income yield

3.5%


9.8%


7.6%


8.6%


Changes in accrued capital gains incentive fee expense/reversal

(0.1%)


(1.8%)


0.1%


0.0%


Loss on extinguishment of debt

4.6%


-


1.2%


-


Interest on 2020 notes during call period(3)

0.8%


-


0.2%


-


Adjusted net investment income yield (1)

8.8%


8.0%


9.1%


8.6%






























For the three months ended

February 28 and 29


For the year ended

February 28 and 29



2017


2016


2017


2016


 

 

Net investment income per share

$ 0.19


$ 0.54


$ 1.68


$ 1.91


Changes in accrued capital gains incentive fee expense/reversal

(0.0)


(0.09)


0.03


( 0.01)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

0.25


-


0.25


-


Interest on 2020 notes during call period(3)

0.05


-


0.05


-


Adjusted net investment income per share (2)

$ 0.49


$ 0.45


$ 2.01


$ 1.90











 

(1)   Adjusted net investment income is calculated as adjusted net investment income divided by average net asset value.

(2)   Adjusted net investment income per share is calculated as adjusted net investment income divided by weighted average common shares outstanding.

(3)   Interest on 2020 notes during call period is presented net of the incentive fee accrual

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SOURCE Saratoga Investment Corp.

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