Saratoga Investment Corp.
GSC INVESTMENT CORP. (Form: 8-K, Received: 01/11/2008 06:01:38)



 

UNITED STATES
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

 

 

FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant To Section 13 Or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 10, 2008
 
GSC Investment Corp.
(Exact name of registrant
as specified in charter)
     
     
 
Maryland
001-33376
20-8700615
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
888 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10019
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
     
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 884-6200
 
12 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
 
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Item 2.02     Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On January 10, 2008, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for the period ended November 30, 2007. A copy of the press release, together with the related financial schedules, are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, the text of which are incorporated by reference herein.  This press release, together with the related financial schedules, are not to be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing, or to form a part of our public disclosure in the United States or otherwise.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit No.          Description

99.1                      Press Release dated January 10, 2008

 

 
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
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.
 
   
GSC Investment Corp.
 
 
Date:
January 10, 2008
 
By:
/s/ David L. Goret
 
       
Name:
David L. Goret
 
       
Title:
Vice President and Secretary
 

 
 
Investor Contacts :    Carl J. Crosetto
GSC Group
973 437-1007
 
Michael H. Yip
GSC Group
973-593-5424
 
 
GSC Investment Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
__________________________________________

NEW YORK, January 10, 2008 – GSC Investment Corp. (NYSE:GNV), a business development company, today announced results for the quarter ended November 30, 2007.

Third Quarter 2008 Highlights
 
·
Adjusted net investment income of $3.1 million, or $0.37 per share (basic and diluted   ) for the three months ending November 30, 2007 1
   
·
Net asset value of $13.51 per share as of November 30, 2007
   
·
Declared a $0.38 per share dividend for the quarter
 
 
Operating Results
 
For its third quarter of operations, GSC Investment Corp. reported net income of $1.1 million or $0.13 per share.  The adjusted net investment income of $3.1 million or $0.37 per share for the quarter, was offset by adjusted net loss on investments of $2 million or $0.24 per share . 1   Net asset value was $13.51 per share as of November 30, 2007.
 
“We continue to be pleased with the performance of the portfolio, which is comprised of over 80% in secured loans and notes, and that we were able to pay our quarterly dividend entirely from net investment income,” said CEO Thomas V. Inglesby.
 
“We were able to generate our results during a quarter which featured especially challenging market conditions, as loan prices in November approached their summer lows.  A confluence of events has contributed to this weakness including large new issue transactions, year end dealer selling, and decreased purchases from non-traditional loan investors.  In particular, loans with weak covenants and aggressive capital structures have been affected most significantly,” said Mr. Inglesby.  “Despite the decline in the leveraged loan market, we remain confident in the overall credit quality of our portfolio.”
 

 
P ortfolio and Investment Activity
 
A s of   November 30 , 2007, the C ompany s portfolio consisted of $ 199.7 million in aggregate principal amount of investments.   The C ompany had 43 investments in 3 6 portfolio companies with a median investment size of $ 4. 3 million and a weighted average life of 4. 7 years.   The median inve stment in each portfolio company is $5.2 million.   The overall portfolio composition consisted of 1 4. 5 % first lien term loans, 4 2.2 % second lien term loans, 23. 1 % senior secured notes, 13. 6 % unsecured notes,   6.4 % structured finance securities and 0.2 % equi ty/limited partnership interests.
 
During the quarter , GSC Investment Corp. made investments in an aggregate principal amount of $14.6 million.  Also during the quarter , the Company had $ 20 million in exits and repayments resulting in net repayments of $ 5.4 million for the period.   For the quarter, the Company had $1.7 million in net realized gains, primarily as a result of the repayment of Sportcraft, LTD second lien loan.  Sportcraft LTD was one of the Company s top 10 positions and was repaid at par.
 
In November, the Company engaged an investment bank to structure and raise a collateralized loan obligation fund (“ CLO ) .  The CLO priced o n December 21, 2007, and is expected to close by the end of January .

The CLO provides us with an efficient structure to purchase first lien senior secured loans where the market dislocation has been most severe ,” said Mr. Inglesby.  “ The CLO also allows us to leverage the core competency of GSC Group , which manages seven U.S. CLOs.”

A s of November 30 , 2007, the weighted average current yields on the C ompany s first lien term loans, second lien term loans, senior secured notes , unsecured notes and other/structured finance securities were 9. 5 %, 12. 2 %, 11. 8 % , 1 3.3 % and 1 1. 4 % ,   respectively , which results in   a n aggregate weig hted current yield of 1 1.8 %.   A s of November 30 , 2007, 40 % or $ 74 million of its interest-bearing portfolio wa s fixed rate debt with a weighted average current yield of 1 2.2 % and 60 % or $ 11 1.3 million of its in terest-bearing portfolio wa s floating rate deb t with a weighted average current spread of LIBOR plus 6. 3 %.   There were no non-performing or delinquent investments.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
As of November 30, 2007, the C ompany had borrowed an aggregate of $84.4 million under its credit facilities and had $21.9 million of undrawn commitments remaining.  Subsequent to the end of the quarter, GSC Investment Corp. consolidated its credit facilities to allow for additional borrowing capacity.  As a result of this consolidation, the Company expensed the remaining $0.3 million balance of unamortized deferred financing costs associated with the facility.  These expenses are non-cash and are non-recurring.


 
Dividend

On December 3, 2007, GSC Investment Corp. paid a dividend of $0.38 per share.  Subsequent to the quarter end, the Company declared a special dividend of $0.18 per share payable on January 28, 2008, to common shareholders of record on January 18, 2008.  The special dividend is a partial distribution of realized capital gains.  Since its IPO in March 2007, the Company has declared $1.16 in dividends.
 
2008 Third Quarter Conference Call/Webcast Information
 
When: Friday , January 11, 2008, 10 :00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET)
 
Call:   Interested parties may participate by dialing ( 8 77) 545 - 1409   ( U.S. and Canada ) or (719) 325 - 4848 (outside U.S. and Canada ).
 
A replay of the call will be available from 1:00 p .m. ET on Friday, January 11, 2008 through midnight Friday, January 25, 2008 by dialing ( 888) 203-1112 ( U.S. and Canada ) or ( 719) 457-0820 (outside U.S. and Canada ), passcode for both replay numbers: 6284410 .
 
Webcast: Interested parties may also access a simultaneous webcast of the call by going to http:// ir.gscinvestmentcorp.com/events.cfm . A replay of the webcast will be available from 1:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 11, 2008, through midnight Friday, January 25 , 200 8 .
 
 
About GSC Investment Corp.
 
GSC Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company externally managed by GSC Group that invests primarily in first and second lien term loans and mezzanine debt of private, U.S. middle-market companies and high yield bonds.  It has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.  The Company also may opportunistically invest in distressed debt; debt and equity securities of public companies; credit default swaps; emerging market debt; and collateralized debt obligation vehicles holding debt, equity or synthetic securities.  The Company draws upon the support and investment advice of its external manager, GSC Group, an alternative asset investment manager that focuses on complex, credit-driven strategies.   GSC Group's corporate credit group manages approximately $8.1 billion of assets 2 in leveraged loans, high yield bonds and mezzanine debt.   GSC Investment Corp. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GNV.”
 

 
Forward Looking Statements
 
Information provided in this press release, including valuation of certain of our investments, may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements generally relate to GSC Investment Corp.’s plans, objectives and expectations for future operations and are based upon management’s current estimates and projections of future results or trends.  Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties.  For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see “Note About Forward-Looking Statements” included in the Company’s 10-K which has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and GSC Investment Corp. undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of the new information, future events or otherwise.
 
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1 Basic and diluted adjusted net investment income per share and adjusted net gain/(loss) on investments per share are non-GAAP financial measures.  Adjusted net investment income per share is the per share increase in net assets from operations less realized and unrealized gains and losses, and any incentive management fees attributable to such net realized gains and losses.  Adjusted net gain/(loss) on investments per share is the net gain/(loss) on investments per share less any incentive management fees attributable to such net realized gains and losses.  The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is the net per share increase in net assets from operations, which is reflected above as net income under the heading “Operating Results.”  GSC Investment Corp. believes that adjusted net investment income per share and adjusted net gain/(loss) on investments per share provide useful information to investors regarding financial performance because it is one method GSC Investment Corp. uses to measure its financial condition and results of operations.  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.  Reconciliations of basic and diluted adjusted net investment income per share and adjusted net gain/(loss) on investments per share to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure are set forth in Schedule 1 hereto.

2  As of September 30, 2007.  Includes leverage and warehoused assets.
 
 

 
Schedule 1      
 
   
For the three months ended
November 30, 2007
   
For the nine months ended
November 30, 2007
 
   
(unaudited)
   
(unaudited)
 
             
Net investment income per share, basic and diluted
  $
0.37
    $
0.99
 
Incentive fees attributed to gains
  $
-
    $
-
 
Adjusted net investment income per share, basic and diluted
  $
0.37
    $
0.99
 
                 
Net loss on investments per share, basic and diluted
  $ (0.24 )   $ (0.51 )
Incentive fees attributed to gains
  $
-
    $
-
 
Adjusted net loss on investments per share, basic and diluted
  $ (0.24 )   $ (0.51 )
                 
Basic and diluted GAAP EPS
  $
0.13
    $
0.48
 
 

 
GSC Investment Corp.  
           
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
   
As of  
 
   
November 30, 2007
   
February 28, 2007
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
ASSETS
           
             
Investments at fair value (amortized cost of $192,970,617 and $0, respectively)
           
Non-control/non-affiliate investments
  $
185,301,056
    $
-
 
Control investments
   
406,155
     
-
 
Affiliate investments
   
37,525
     
-
 
Total investments at fair value
   
185,744,736
     
-
 
Cash and cash equivalents
   
3,336,248
     
1,030
 
Cash, securitization accounts
   
5,549,171
     
-
 
Cash, restricted
   
3,104,293
     
-
 
Interest receivable
   
3,973,870
     
-
 
Due from manager
   
885,132
     
-
 
Other assets
   
277,494
         
Deferred financing costs, net
   
1,062,995
     
-
 
Deferred offering costs
   
-
     
808,617
 
                 
Total assets
  $
203,933,939
    $
809,647
 
                 
LIABILITIES
               
                 
Debt
  $
84,375,261
    $
-
 
Dividend payable
   
3,150,726
     
-
 
Management and incentive fees payable
   
1,089,805
     
-
 
Payable from open trades
   
1,940,400
     
-
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
   
798,756
     
105,000
 
Interest and credit facility fees payable
   
420,363
     
-
 
Due to affiliate
   
81,568
     
73,810
 
Unrealized loss on derivative investment
   
71,682
     
-
 
Accrued offering cost
   
-
     
760,000
 
Total liabilities
  $
91,928,561
    $
938,810
 
                 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
               
Common stock, par value $.0001 per share, 100,000,000 common shares
               
authorized, 8,291,384 and 67 common shares issued and outstanding, respectively
   
829
     
-
 
Capital in excess of par value
   
116,301,182
     
1,000
 
Accumulated deficit
    (70,775 )     (130,163 )
Accumulated net realized gain on sale of investments
   
3,120,236
     
-
 
Net unrealized depreciation on investments and derivatives
    (7,346,094 )    
-
 
Total stockholders' equity (deficit)
   
112,005,378
      (129,163 )
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
  $
203,933,939
    $
809,647
 
                 
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE
  $
13.51
     
n/a
 
 
 

 
GSC Investment Corp.
           
Consolidated Statement of Operations
 
   
For the three months ended November 30, 2007
   
For the nine months ended November 30, 2007
 
   
(unaudited)
   
(unaudited)
 
INVESTMENT INCOME
           
Interest from investments
  $
5,777,855
    $
15,184,683
 
Interest from cash and cash equivalents
   
104,143
     
280,140
 
Management fee income
   
-
     
383,562
 
Other income
   
-
     
17,298
 
Total investment income
   
5,881,998
     
15,865,683
 
                 
EXPENSES
               
Interest and credit facility expenses
   
1,371,155
     
3,542,790
 
Professional fees
   
345,131
     
1,209,425
 
Base management fees
   
854,750
     
2,133,395
 
Incentive management fees
   
232,744
     
573,566
 
Administrator expenses
   
384,000
     
384,000
 
Insurance
   
155,678
     
431,107
 
Directors fees
   
63,000
     
241,840
 
General and administrative
   
52,887
     
228,792
 
Cost of acquiring management contract
   
-
     
144,000
 
Organizational expense
   
26,674
     
49,542
 
Expenses before manager reimbursement
   
3,486,019
     
8,938,457
 
Expense reimbursement
    (674,276 )     (1,257,718 )
Total expenses net of expense reimbursement
   
2,811,743
     
7,680,739
 
                 
NET INVESTMENT INCOME
   
3,070,255
     
8,184,944
 
                 
REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS:
               
Net realized gain on sale of investments
   
1,674,981
     
3,120,236
 
Net unrealized depreciation on investments
    (3,607,622 )     (7,225,881 )
Net unrealized depreciation on derivatives
    (76,166 )     (120,213 )
Net loss on investments
    (2,008,807 )     (4,225,858 )
                 
NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS FROM OPERATIONS
  $
1,061,448
    $
3,959,086
 
                 
BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE
  $
0.13
    $
0.48
 
                 
COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING—BASIC AND DILUTED
   
8,291,384
     
8,291,384