Saratoga Investment Corp.
GSC INVESTMENT CORP. (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/13/2009 16:55:12)
 

 



 

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):  July 13, 2009
 
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
 
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 

 
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Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 13, 2009, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended May 31, 2009. 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 July 13, 2009
 
 

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:
 July 13, 2009
 
By:
/s/ David L. Goret
 
       
Name:
David L. Goret
 
       
Title:
Vice President and Secretary
 


 
EXHIBIT INDEX
              
Exhibit No.
 
Description
     
99.1
 
Press Release dated July 13, 2009

 

 
Exhibit 99.1
 
Contact :    Carl J. Crosetto
              GSC Group
             973-437-1007
 
Roland Tomforde
Broadgate Consultants, LLC
212-232-2222
 
GSC Investment Corp. Announces First Quarter 2010 Financial Results
__________________________________________

NEW YORK, July 13, 2009 – GSC Investment Corp. (NYSE:GNV), a business development company, today announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended May 31, 2009.
 
Operating Results
 
For the quarter ended May 31, 2009, GSC Investment Corp. reported net investment income of $2.6 million, or $0.31 per share, and net unrealized appreciation on its investment portfolio of $2.8 million, or $0.34 per share, resulting in a net increase in net assets from operations of $5.4 million, or $0.65 per share. There were no material realized gains or losses on investments during the quarter. Net asset value was $8.85 per share as of May 31, 2009 as compared to $8.20 per share as of February 28, 2009.
 
"The unrealized appreciation in our portfolio during the first quarter is a welcome occurrence and reflects some stabilization in the credit markets after a period of unprecedented volatility," said Chief Executive Officer Seth M. Katzenstein.  "While we are encouraged by the rebound in the credit markets, the effects of the recession are still working their way through our portfolio companies, and we expect that adverse credit events in our portfolio companies will continue to occur. Accordingly, we continue to stand by our conservative strategy of investing at high-attachment points in the capital structure and will continue to preserve capital and reduce debt in order to maximize long-term shareholder value."
 
 
 

 
 
Portfolio and Investment Activity
 
As of May 31, 2009, the value of the Company's investment portfolio was $121.2 million, principally invested in 35 portfolio companies and one collateralized loan obligation fund (“CLO”). The overall portfolio composition consisted of 16.3% first lien term loans, 33.7% second lien term loans, 23.6% senior secured notes, 10.5% unsecured notes, 15.8% subordinated notes of GSCIC CLO and 0.1% equity/limited partnership interests.
 
During the first quarter, GSC Investment Corp. made no investments in new or existing portfolio companies.  For the quarter, the Company had $0.3 million in aggregate amount of exits and repayments, resulting in net repayments of $0.3 million.
 
As of May 31, 2009, the weighted average current yield on the Company's first lien term loans, second lien term loans, senior secured notes, unsecured notes and the GSCIC CLO subordinated notes were 7.7%, 9.3%, 11.6%, 12.3% and 11.2%, respectively, which resulted in an aggregate weighted average current yield of 10.3%.
 
As of May 31, 2009, 42.6%, or $43.4 million, of the Company's interest-bearing portfolio was fixed rate debt with a weighted average current coupon of 11.7% and 57.4%, or $58.6 million, of its interest-bearing portfolio was floating rate debt with a weighted average current spread of LIBOR plus 6.4%.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
In January 2009, the Company’s revolving credit facility began a two-year amortization period during which all payments of principal on, and sale proceeds from, the collateral (substantially all of the Company’s portfolio, excluding its CLO investment) are used to repay outstanding borrowings. At May 31, 2009, the Company had $57.8 million in borrowings under the facility and an asset coverage ratio of 227%.
 
Following the end of the first quarter, several portfolio investments were either downgraded or experienced adverse events that resulted in a $17.4 million deficiency in the Company’s June 30, 2009 borrowing base, which exceeds the Company’s unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $10.3 million at May 31, 2009. If the Company is unsuccessful in obtaining a waiver and the borrowing base deficiency continues for 30 days, an event of
 
 
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default will occur and the lender will have the option to terminate the facility and sell the underlying collateral. "We are currently engaged in constructive discussions with our lender regarding a waiver of the borrowing base deficiency," said Mr. Katzenstein. "We have historically been able to work constructively with our lender, but these discussions are ongoing.”
 
"The adverse economic environment and tight credit market have had a negative effect on several of our portfolio companies. Some portfolio companies have experienced worse than expected declines in operating performance, while others have been unable to refinance maturing debt,” said Mr. Katzenstein. "We believe that the best way to maximize the value of underperforming and stressed investments is to actively manage them through the workout process. Our investment adviser, GSC Group, has significant experience in workouts of middle market companies. In many cases, other GSC Group-managed funds also own these investments, and we believe that GSC Group will be able to leverage both its expertise and these combined ownership positions to positively influence the workout process.”
 
As the Company announced in connection with its fiscal year 2009 earnings, it has retained the investment banking firm of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company to help identify and evaluate strategic and financing opportunities. This Company is actively considering and evaluating opportunities to maximize long-term shareholder value.
 
Dividend
 
Consistent with the Company’s strategy of preserving capital and reducing debt, the Company’s Board of Directors has decided not to declare a dividend for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010.  The Board will consider declaring a dividend at its next regularly scheduled meeting in October, 2009.
 
2010 First Quarter Conference Call/Webcast Information

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET)

 
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Call: Interested parties may participate by dialing (888) 312-9865 (U.S. and Canada) or (719) 325-2499 (outside U.S. and Canada).

A replay of the call will be available from 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, July 27, 2009 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-0820 (outside U.S. and Canada), passcode for both replay numbers: 3510417.

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 Tuesday, July 14, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. ET, Monday, July 27, 2009.

About GSC Investment Corp.
GSC Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company that invests primarily in leveraged loans and mezzanine debt issued by U.S. middle-market companies, high yield bonds and collateralized loan obligations. It has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company may also opportunistically invest in distressed debt, debt issued by non-middle market companies, and equity securities issued by middle and non-middle market companies. 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 Investment Corp. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNV."

 
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GSC Investment Corp.
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
   
As of
 
   
May 31, 2009
   
February 28, 2009
 
   
(unaudited)
       
ASSETS
           
             
Investments at fair value
           
Non-control/non-affiliate investments (amortized cost of $137,234,017 and $137,020,449, respectively)
  $ 101,983,348     $ 96,462,919  
Control investments (cost of $29,233,097 and $29,905,194, respectively)
    19,235,848       22,439,029  
Affiliate investments (cost of $0 and $0, respectively)
    4,043       10,527  
Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $166,467,114 and $166,925,643, respectively)
    121,223,239       118,912,475  
Cash and cash equivalents
    8,544,000       6,356,225  
Cash and cash equivalents, securitization accounts
    2,028,951       1,178,201  
Outstanding interest rate cap at fair value (cost of $131,000 and $131,000, respectively)
    75,200       39,513  
Interest receivable, net of reserve
    3,067,955       3,087,668  
Deferred credit facility financing costs, net
    483,447       529,767  
Management fee receivable
    237,306       237,370  
Other assets
    140,992       321,260  
                 
Total assets
  $ 135,801,090     $ 130,662,479  
                 
LIABILITIES
               
Revolving credit facility
  $ 57,755,257     $ 58,994,673  
Management and incentive fees payable
    3,750,594       2,880,667  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    690,646       700,537  
Interest and credit facility fees payable
    227,000       72,825  
Total liabilities
  $ 62,423,497     $ 62,648,702  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
Common stock, par value $.0001 per share, 100,000,000 common shares
               
authorized, 8,291,384 and 8,291,384 common shares issued and outstanding, respectively
    829       829  
Capital in excess of par value
    116,943,738       116,943,738  
Accumulated undistributed net investment income
    8,686,481       6,122,492  
Accumulated undistributed net realized loss from investments and derivatives
    (6,953,780 )     (6,948,628 )
Net unrealized depreciation on investments and derivatives
    (45,299,675 )     (48,104,654 )
Total stockholders' equity
    73,377,593       68,013,777  
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
  $ 135,801,090     $ 130,662,479  
                 
NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE
  $ 8.85     $ 8.20  
 
 
 
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GSC Investment Corp.
 
Consolidated Statement of Operations
 
   
For the three months ended
May 31, 2009
   
For the three months ended
May 31, 2008
 
   
(unaudited)
   
(unaudited)
 
INVESTMENT INCOME
           
Interest from investments
           
Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments
  $ 3,318,840     $ 4,459,124  
Control investments
    868,229       635,386  
     Total interest income
    4,187,069       5,094,510  
Interest from cash and cash equivalents
    13,191       66,689  
Management fee income
    520,992       522,739  
Other income
    43,134       31,423  
Total investment income
    4,764,386       5,715,361  
                 
EXPENSES
               
Interest and credit facility financing expenses
    642,893       833,198  
Base management fees
    547,744       748,499  
Professional fees
    339,780       345,459  
Administrator expenses
    171,861       248,398  
Incentive management fees
    322,183       340,107  
Insurance
    206,017       167,486  
Directors fees and expenses
    82,000       66,609  
General & administrative
    59,780       65,037  
Other expense
    -       3,208  
Expenses before expense waiver and reimbursement
    2,372,258       2,818,001  
Expense reimbursement
    (171,861 )     (298,113 )
Total expenses net of expense waiver and reimbursement
    2,200,397       2,519,888  
                 
NET INVESTMENT INCOME
    2,563,989       3,195,473  
                 
REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS:
               
Net realized loss from investments
    (5,152 )     (287,410 )
Net unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investments
    2,769,292       (84,817 )
Net unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on derivatives
    35,687       (11,998 )
Net gain/(loss) on investments
    2,799,827       (384,225 )
                 
NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS
  $ 5,363,816     $ 2,811,248  
                 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE - BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE
  $ 0.65     $ 0.34  
                 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING - BASIC AND DILUTED
    8,291,384       8,291,384  
 
 
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