Prospect Capital for December 2021 Results Announces $0.22 per Share of Net Investment Income, 4.7% Increase in Net Asset Value per Common Share, and Monthly Stable $0.06 per Common Share Distributions

2/8/2022, 10:15 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

NEW YORK, Feb. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) (“Prospect”, “our”, or “we”) today announced financial results for our second quarter ended December 31, 2021.


All amounts in $000’s except
per share amounts (on weighted average
basis for period numbers)
Quarter EndedQuarter EndedQuarter Ended
December 31, 2021September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Net Investment Income (“NII”)$85,557$81,369$81,561
Basic NII per Common Share$0.22$0.21$0.21
Interest as % of Total Investment Income81.1%86.3%84.0%
Net Income Applicable to Common Stockholders$246,411$209,724$305,967
Basic Net Income per Common Share$0.63$0.54$0.80
Distributions to Common Shareholders$70,240$70,043$68,824
Distributions per Common Share$0.18$0.18$0.18
Since Oct 2017 Basic NII per Common Share$3.37$3.15$2.55
Since Oct 2017 Distributions per Common Share(2)$3.09$2.89$2.34
Since Oct 2017 Basic NII Less Distributions per Common Share$0.28$0.26$0.21
Net Asset Value (“NAV”) to Common Shareholders$4,140,128$3,943,263$3,442,734
NAV per Common Share$10.60$10.12$8.96
Net of Cash Debt to Equity Ratio(1)51.3%48.2%61.1%
Net of Cash Asset Coverage of Debt Ratio293%306%265%
Unsecured Debt as % of Total Debt80.3%96.0%86.8%
Unsecured and Non-Recourse Debt as % of Total Debt100.0%100.0%100.0%

(1) Including our preferred stock as equity.

(2) Including common stock and preferred stock dividends paid.


Prospect is declaring distributions to common shareholders as follows:

Monthly Cash Common Shareholder DistributionRecord DatePayment DateAmount ($ per share)
February 20222/24/20223/22/2022$0.0600
March 20223/29/20224/20/2022$0.0600
April 20224/27/20225/19/2022$0.0600

These monthly cash distributions are the 54th, 55th, and 56th consecutive $0.06 per share distributions to common shareholders.

Prospect expects to declare May 2022, June 2022, July 2022, and August 2022 distributions in May 2022.

Based on the declarations above, Prospect’s closing stock price of $8.41 at February 7, 2022 delivers to our common shareholders an annualized distribution yield of 8.6%.

Shareholders earned over a 73% total return for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 if they participated in our dividend reinvestment plan (also known as our “DRIP”), while non-participating shareholders earned a 69% return. We offer a 5% discount to the market price of our common stock to shareholders who have elected to participate in our DRIP.

Taking into account past distributions and our current share count for declared distributions, and since inception through our April 2022 declared distribution, Prospect will have distributed $19.32 per share to original common shareholders, aggregating approximately $3.6 billion in cumulative distributions to all common shareholders.

Since October 2017, our NII per common share has aggregated $3.37 while our common shareholder and preferred shareholder distributions per common share have aggregated $3.09, enabling our NII to exceed common and preferred distributions during this period by $0.28 per common share.

Initiatives focused on enhancing accretive NII per share growth include (1) our $1.25 billion targeted 5.50% perpetual preferred stock offerings, (2) a greater utilization of our cost efficient revolving credit facility (with an incremental cost of approximately 1.47% at today’s one month Libor), (3) retirement of higher cost liabilities (including multiple recent tender offers and repurchases), (4) issuing low cost notes (including recent 5 to 30 year senior unsecured notes with coupons ranging from 2.25% to 4.625%), and (5) increased originations of senior secured debt and selected equity investments targeting risk-adjusted yields and total returns as we deploy dry powder from our underleveraged balance sheet.

Our senior management team and employees own approximately 28% of all common shares outstanding, over $1.1 billion of our common equity.


Prospect is declaring distributions to Series A1, Series M1, and Series A2 preferred shareholders at an annual rate of 5.50% of the stated value of $25.00 per share, from the date of issuance or, if later, from the most recent dividend payment date (the first business day of the month, with no additional dividend accruing in January as a result), as follows:

Series A1, M1, and A2 Monthly Cash 5.50% Preferred Shareholder DistributionRecord DatePayment DateMonthly Amount ($ per share), before pro ration for partial periods
March 20223/23/20224/1/2022$0.114583
April 20224/20/20225/2/2022$0.114583
May 20225/18/20226/1/2022$0.114583

Prospect is declaring our second quarterly distribution to Series A preferred shareholders at an annual rate of 5.35% of the stated value of $25.00 per share, from the date of issuance as follows:

Series A Quarterly Cash 5.35% Preferred Shareholder DistributionRecord DatePayment Date Amount ($ per share)
February 2022 – April 20224/20/20225/2/2022$0.334375


All amounts in $000’s except
per unit amounts

As ofAs of
December 31, 2021September 30, 2021
Total Investments (at fair value)$7,002,846$6,430,707
Number of Portfolio Companies127124
Secured First Lien
Other Senior Secured Debt19.5%16.5%
Subordinated Structured Notes10.6%11.6%
Unsecured and Other Debt0.1%0.1%
Equity Investments23.1%22.4%
Mix of Investments with Underlying Collateral Security76.8%77.5%
Annualized Current Yield – All Investments8.1%9.0%
Annualized Current Yield – Performing Interest Bearing Investments10.6%11.6%
Top Industry Concentration(1)15.8%17.9%
Retail Industry Concentration(1)0.0%0.0%
Energy Industry Concentration(1)1.3%1.3%
Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure Concentration(1)0.3%0.4%
Non-Accrual Loans as % of Total Assets (2)0.4%0.5%
Middle-Market Loan Portfolio Company Weighted Average EBITDA(3)$99,452$95,332

As of the quarter ended December 31, 2021, our middle-market loan portfolio company weighted average net debt leverage ratio was 5.20x.(3)

(1) Excluding our underlying industry-diversified structured credit portfolio.

(2) Calculated at fair value.

(3) For additional disclosure see “Middle-Market Loan Portfolio Company Weighted Average EBITDA and Net Leverage” at the end of this release.

During the March 2022 (to date), December 2021, and September 2021 quarters, investment originations and repayments were as follows:

All amounts in $000’s

Quarter EndedQuarter EndedQuarter Ended
March 31, 2022December 31, 2021September 30, 2021
Total Originations
Middle-Market Lending81.9%85.6%94.5%
Subordinated Structured Notes12.3%3.3%0.0%
Real Estate4.3%9.4%2.3%
Middle-Market Lending / Buyout0.0%1.0%3.2%
Total Repayments$107,762$444,060$324,000
Originations, Net of Repayments$176,246$411,313$100,668

Note: For additional disclosure see “Primary Origination Strategies” at the end of this release.

We have invested in subordinated structured notes benefiting from individual standalone financings non-recourse to Prospect, with our risk limited in each case to our net investment. At December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, our subordinated structured note portfolio at fair value consisted of the following:

All amounts in $000’s except
per unit amounts

As ofAs of
December 31, 2021September 30, 2021
Total Subordinated Structured Notes
# of Investments3939
TTM Average Cash Yield(1)(2)19.5%18.8%
Annualized Cash Yield(1)(2)20.5%20.4%
Annualized GAAP Yield on Fair Value(1)(2)9.8%12.2%
Annualized GAAP Yield on Amortized Cost(2)7.0%8.5%
Cumulative Cash Distributions$1,407,921$1,365,583
% of Original Investment99.2%97.1%
# of Underlying Collateral Loans1,7831,756
Total Asset Base of Underlying Portfolio$16,035,417$16,259,707
Prospect TTM Default Rate0.19%0.26%
Broadly Syndicated Market TTM Default Rate0.29%0.35%
Prospect Default Rate Outperformance vs. Market0.10%0.09%

(1) Calculation based on fair value.

(2) Excludes investments being redeemed.

To date, including called investments being redeemed, we have exited 10 subordinated structured notes totaling $286.4 million with an expected pooled average realized IRR of 15.7% and cash on cash multiple of 1.45 times.

Since December 31, 2017 through today, 32 of our subordinated structured note investments have completed multi-year extensions of their reinvestment periods (typically at reduced liability spreads and with increased weighted average life asset benefits). We believe further long-term optionality upside exists in our structured credit portfolio through additional refinancings and reinvestment period extensions.


Our multi-year, long-term laddered and diversified funding profile includes a recently upsized $1.5 billion revolving credit facility (with 43 lenders, an increase of 13 lenders from before our prior April 2021 extension and upsizing), program notes, listed baby bonds, institutional bonds, convertible bonds, listed preferred stock, and program preferred stock. We have retired multiple previously upcoming maturities and as of today have no debt maturing until July 2022, our sole liability maturity for calendar year 2022 and with a principal amount of $60.5 million.

On April 28, 2021, we completed an amendment and upsizing of our existing revolving credit facility (the “Facility”) for Prospect Capital Funding, extending the term 5.0 years from such date. Pricing for amounts drawn under the Facility is one-month Libor plus 2.05%, a decrease of 0.15% from before our extension. Undrawn pricing (1) was reduced by 0.30% for above 35% and up to 60% utilization and (2) was reduced by 0.10% for above 60% utilization. Our extended facility also has improved borrowing base benefits due to a change in concentration baskets, which we estimate increased our borrowing base by approximately $150 million.

The combined amount of our balance sheet cash and undrawn revolving credit facility commitments is currently approximately $960 million. Our total unfunded eligible commitments to non-control portfolio companies totals approximately $38 million, representing approximately 0.5% of our total assets as of December 31, 2021.

All amounts in $000’sAs of
December 31, 2021
As of
September 30, 2021
As of
December 31, 2020
Net of Cash Debt to Equity Ratio(1)51.3%48.2%61.1%
% of Interest-Bearing Assets at Floating Rates87.1%85.6%86.6%
% of Liabilities at Fixed Rates80.3%96.0%86.8%
% of Floating Loans with Libor Floors95.2%92.9%89.6%
Weighted Average Libor Floor1.35%1.62%1.62%
Unencumbered Assets$4,994,777$4,614,548$4,208,925
% of Total Assets70.6%71.0%73.8%

(1) Including our preferred stock as equity.

The below table summarizes our December 2021 quarter term debt issuance and repurchase/repayment activity:

All amounts in $000’sPrincipalCouponMaturity
Debt Issuances

Prospect Capital InterNotes®$32,6652.25% – 4.25%October 2026 – December 2051
Total Debt Issuances$32,665  
Debt Repurchases/Repayments   
6.375% 2024 Notes$1496.375%January 2024
2029 Notes$69,1706.875%June 2029
Prospect Capital InterNotes®$74,2925.00% - 6.625%November 2025 – October 2043
Total Debt Repurchases/Repayments$143,611  
Net Debt Repurchases/Repayments$(110,946)  

$1.5 billion of Facility commitments have closed to date with 43 lenders. The Facility matures April 27, 2026. The Facility includes a revolving period that extends through April 27, 2025, followed by an additional one-year amortization period.

We currently have seven separate unsecured debt issuances aggregating approximately $1.6 billion outstanding, not including our program notes, with laddered maturities extending through October 2028. At December 31, 2021, $340.5 million of program notes were outstanding with laddered maturities through December 2051.

At December 31, 2021, our weighted average cost of unsecured debt financing was 4.39%, a decrease of 0.17% from September 30, 2021, and a decrease of 1.11% from December 31, 2020. Including usage of our revolving credit facility, at December 31, 2021, our weighted average cost of all debt financing was 3.95%, a decrease of 0.51% from September 30, 2021, and a decrease of 1.13% from December 31, 2020.

On August 3, 2020 and October 3, 2020, we launched our $1.25 billion 5.50% perpetual preferred stock offering programs. Prospect expects to use the net proceeds from the offering programs to maintain and enhance balance sheet liquidity, including repaying our credit facility and purchasing high quality short-term debt instruments, and to make long-term investments in accordance with our investment objective. The preferred stock provides Prospect with a diversified source of accretive fixed-rate capital without creating maturity risk due to the perpetual term. To date we have issued over $360 million in aggregate of our 5.50% perpetual preferred stock programs.

On July 19, 2021, we closed a $150 million listed 5.35% perpetual preferred stock offering. Prospect used the net proceeds from the offering to maintain and enhance balance sheet liquidity, including repaying our credit facility and redeeming higher cost program notes.

In connection with the 5.50% perpetual preferred stock offering program, effective August 3, 2020 and as amended on October 30, 2020, we adopted and amended, respectively, a Preferred Stock Dividend Reinvestment Plan, pursuant to which holders of the preferred stock will have dividends on their preferred stock automatically reinvested in additional shares of such preferred stock at a price per share of $25.00, if they elect.

We currently have over $515 million in preferred stock outstanding.

Prospect holds recently reaffirmed or initiated investment grade company ratings, all with a stable outlook, from Standard & Poor’s (BBB-), Moody’s (Baa3), Kroll (BBB-), Egan-Jones (BBB), and DBRS (BBB (low)). Maintaining our investment grade ratings with prudent asset, liability, and risk management is an important objective for Prospect.


We have adopted a dividend reinvestment plan (also known as our “DRIP”) that provides for reinvestment of our distributions on behalf of our shareholders, unless a shareholder elects to receive cash. On April 17, 2020, our board of directors approved amendments to the Company’s DRIP, effective May 21, 2020. These amendments principally provide for the number of newly-issued shares pursuant to the DRIP to be determined by dividing (i) the total dollar amount of the distribution payable by (ii) 95% of the closing market price per share of our stock on the valuation date of the distribution (providing a 5% discount to the market price of our common stock), a benefit to shareholders who participate.


Shares held with a broker or financial institution

Many shareholders have been automatically “opted out” of our DRIP by their brokers. Even if you have elected to automatically reinvest your PSEC stock with your broker, your broker may have “opted out” of our DRIP (which utilizes DTC’s dividend reinvestment service), and you may therefore not be receiving the 5% pricing discount. Shareholders interested in participating in our DRIP to receive the 5% discount should contact their brokers to make sure each such DRIP participation election has been made through DTC. In making such DRIP election, each shareholder should specify to one’s broker the desire to participate in the "Prospect Capital Corporation DRIP through DTC" that issues shares based on 95% of the market price (a 5% discount to the market price) and not the broker's own "synthetic DRIP” plan (if any) that offers no such discount. Each shareholder should not assume one’s broker will automatically place such shareholder in our DRIP through DTC. Each shareholder will need to make this election proactively with one’s broker or risk not receiving the 5% discount. Each shareholder may also consult with a representative of such shareholder’s broker to request that the number of shares the shareholder wishes to enroll in our DRIP be re-registered by the broker in the shareholder’s own name as record owner in order to participate directly in our DRIP.

Shares registered directly with our transfer agent

If a shareholder holds shares registered in the shareholder’s own name with our transfer agent (less than 0.1% of our shareholders hold shares this way) and wants to make a change to how the shareholder receives dividends, please contact our plan administrator, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company LLC by calling (888) 888-0313 or by mailing American Stock Transfer and Trust Company LLC, 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219.


Prospect will host an earnings call on Wednesday February 9, 2022 at 11:00 am. Eastern Time. Dial 844-200-6205. For a replay prior to March 9, 2022 visit or call 866-813-9403 with passcode 148409.

 December 31, 2021
 June 30, 2021
Assets(Unaudited) (Audited)
Investments at fair value:   
Control investments (amortized cost of $2,364,241 and $2,482,431, respectively)$3,057,923  $2,919,717 
Affiliate investments (amortized cost of $238,537 and $202,943, respectively) 429,954  356,734 
Non-control/non-affiliate investments (amortized cost of $3,938,560 and $3,372,750, respectively) 3,514,969  2,925,327 
Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $6,541,338 and $6,058,124, respectively) 7,002,846  6,201,778 
Cash 45,026  63,610 
Receivables for:   
Interest, net 15,725  12,575 
Other 644  365 
Deferred financing costs on Revolving Credit Facility 9,869  11,141 
Due from broker   12,551 
Prepaid expenses 539  1,072 
Due from Affiliate    
Total Assets 7,074,649  6,303,093 
Revolving Credit Facility 472,608  356,937 
Public Notes (less unamortized discount and debt issuance costs of $24,842 and $20,061,
 1,340,617  1,114,717 
Prospect Capital InterNotes® (less unamortized debt issuance costs of $7,667 and $10,496,
 332,870  498,215 
Convertible Notes (less unamortized discount and debt issuance costs of $3,106 and $4,123, respectively) 213,563  263,100 
Due to Prospect Capital Management 53,439  48,612 
Dividends payable 23,457  23,313 
Interest payable 26,856  27,359 
Due to broker 24,750  14,854 
Accrued expenses 3,067  5,151 
Due to Prospect Administration 1,611  4,835 
Other liabilities 1,022  482 
Total Liabilities 2,493,860  2,357,575 
Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (147,900,000 shares authorized, with 40,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized for each of the Series A1, Series M1, and Series M2 and 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized for the Series AA1 and 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized for the Series A2 and 6,900,000 shares of preferred stock authorized for the Series A; 11,751,346 Series A1 shares issued and outstanding; 519,211 Series M1 shares issued and outstanding; 0 Series M2 shares issued and outstanding; 0 Series AA1 shares issued and outstanding; 187,000 Series A2 shares issued and outstanding; and 6,000,000 Series A shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021) plus cumulative accrued and unpaid dividends 440,661   
Net Assets as of June 30, 2021$  $3,945,517 
Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares as of December 31, 2021$4,140,128  $ 
Components of Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares and Net Assets, respectively   
Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (141,000,000 shares authorized, with 40,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized for each of the Series A1, Series M1, and Series M2 and 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized for the Series AA1 and 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock authorized for the Series A2; 5,163,926 Series A1 shares issued and outstanding; 130,666 Series M1 shares issued and outstanding; 0 Series M2 shares issued and outstanding; 0 Series AA1 shares issued and outstanding; and 187,000 Series A2 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021) at carrying value plus cumulative accrued and unpaid dividends$    — $137,040 
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share (1,852,100,000 common shares authorized; 390,584,255 and 388,419,573 issued and outstanding, respectively) 391   388 
Paid-in capital in excess of par 4,056,544  4,040,748 
Total distributable earnings (loss) 83,193  (232,659)
Net Assets as of June 30, 2021$  $3,945,517 
Net Assets Applicable to Common Shares as of December 31, 2021$4,140,128  $ 
Net Asset Value Per Common Share $10.60  $9.81 

 Three Months Ended December 31, Six Months Ended December 31,
 2021 2020 2021 2020 
Investment Income       
Interest income:       
Control investments$57,110  $50,633   112,941  $99,360 
Affiliate investments6,675  10,826  16,752  18,188 
Non-control/non-affiliate investments60,132  52,029  117,661  103,279 
Structured credit securities18,256  31,299  41,090  56,199 
Total interest income142,173  144,787  288,444  277,026 
Dividend income:       
Control investments5,687  2,261  6,937  2,261 
Non-control/non-affiliate investments17  19  34  44 
Total dividend income5,704  2,280  6,971  2,305 
Other income:       
Control investments11,703  20,545  28,735  29,616 
Affiliate investments126  64  3,942  64 
Non-control/non-affiliate investments15,670  4,616  16,758  6,161 
Total other income27,499  25,225  49,435  35,841 
Total Investment Income175,376  172,292  344,850  315,172 
Operating Expenses       
Base management fee33,843  27,833  66,046  54,683 
Income incentive fee19,589  20,717  39,329  35,103 
Interest and credit facility expenses29,679  33,727  57,717  67,776 
Allocation of overhead from Prospect Administration2,239  3,426  6,765  8,083 
Audit, compliance and tax related fees329  340  946  1,278 
Directors’ fees113  113  229  226 
Other general and administrative expenses4,027  4,575  6,892  8,917 
Total Operating Expenses89,819  90,731  177,924  176,066 
Net Investment Income85,557  81,561  166,926  139,106 
Net Realized and Net Change in Unrealized Gains (Losses) from Investments       
Net realized (losses) gains       
Control investments3    6  2,832 
Affiliate investments  3,724    3,724 
Non-control/non-affiliate investments(9,230) 3  (9,834) 14 
Net realized (losses) gains(9,227) 3,727  (9,828) 6,570 
Net change in unrealized gains       
Control investments134,065  168,053  256,395  181,588 
Affiliate investments31,590  19,233  37,627  85,706 
Non-control/non-affiliate investments15,479  38,487  23,832  66,323 
Net change in unrealized gains181,134  225,773  317,854  333,617 
Net Realized and Net Change in Unrealized Gains from Investments171,907  229,500  308,026  340,187 
Net realized (losses) on extinguishment of debt(3,851) (5,094) (9,208) (5,580
Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations 253,613   305,967   465,744   473,713 
Preferred stock dividend 7,202   46   9,609   46 
Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations applicable to Common Stockholders$246,411  $305,921  $456,135  $473,667 

 Three Months Ended
December 31,
 Six Months Ended
December 31,
 2021 2020 2021  2020  
Per Share Data        
Net asset value per common share at beginning of period$10.12   $8.40   $9.81  $8.18  
Net investment income(1)0.22   0.21   0.43  0.37  
Net realized and change in unrealized gains(1)0.43   0.59   0.77  0.88  
Net increase from operations0.65   0.80   1.20  1.25  
Distributions of net investment income to preferred stockholders
(0.02)    (3)(0.03)  (3)
Distributions of net investment income to common stockholders(0.18) (5)(0.18)  (0.36)(5)(0.33) 
Return of Capital to common stockholders  (5)    (5)(0.03) 
Common stock transactions(2)(0.01)  (0.05)                  (0.02) (0.10) 
Offering costs from issuance of preferred stock           —          —  (3)(0.03)              — (3)
Reclassification of preferred stock issuance costs(6)          
Net asset value per common share at end of period$10.60  (4)$8.96  (4)$10.60  $8.96 (4)

(1) Per share data amount is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period presented (except for dividends to stockholders which is based on actual rate per share).

(2) Common stock transactions include the effect of our issuance of common stock in public offerings (net of underwriting and offering costs), shares issued in connection with our common stock dividend reinvestment plan, common shares issued to acquire investments and common shares repurchased below net asset value pursuant to our Repurchase Program, and common shares issued pursuant to the Holder Optional Conversion of our 5.50% preferred stock.

(3) Amount is less than $0.01.

(4) Does not foot due to rounding.

(5) Not finalized for the respective fiscal period.

(6) Preferred stock issuance costs include offering costs and underwriting costs related to the issuance of preferred stock. During the three months ended December 31, 2021, we have reclassified all preferred stock issuance costs related to preferred stock issued as temporary equity following our reclassification of preferred stock during the three months ended September 30, 2021.


Middle-Market Loan Portfolio Company Weighted Average Net Leverage (“Middle-Market Portfolio Net Leverage”) and Middle-Market Loan Portfolio Company Weighted Average EBITDA (“Middle-Market Portfolio EBITDA”) provide clarity into the underlying capital structure of PSEC’s middle-market loan portfolio investments and the likelihood that PSEC’s overall portfolio will make interest payments and repay principal.
Middle-Market Portfolio Net Leverage reflects the net leverage of each of PSEC’s middle-market loan portfolio company debt investments, weighted based on the current fair market value of such debt investments. The net leverage for each middle-market loan portfolio company is calculated based on PSEC’s investment in the capital structure of such portfolio company, with a maximum limit of 10.0x adjusted EBITDA. This calculation excludes debt subordinate to PSEC’s position within the capital structure because PSEC’s exposure to interest payment and principal repayment risk is limited beyond that point. Additionally, subordinated structured notes, other structured credit, real estate investments, investments for which EBITDA is not available, and equity investments, for which principal repayment is not fixed, are also not included in the calculation. The calculation does not exceed 10.0x adjusted EBITDA for any individual investment because 10.0x captures the highest level of risk to PSEC. Middle-Market Portfolio Net Leverage provides PSEC with some guidance as to PSEC’s exposure to the interest payment and principal repayment risk of PSEC’s overall debt portfolio. PSEC monitors its Middle-Market Portfolio Net Leverage on a quarterly basis.

Middle-Market Portfolio EBITDA is used by PSEC to supplement Middle-Market Portfolio Net Leverage and generally indicates a portfolio company’s ability to make interest payments and repay principal. Middle-Market Portfolio EBITDA is calculated using the EBITDA of each of PSEC’s middle-market loan portfolio companies, weighted based on the current fair market value of the related investments. The calculation provides PSEC with insight into profitability and scale of the portfolio companies within our overall debt investments.

These calculations include addbacks that are typically negotiated and documented in the applicable investment documents, including but not limited to transaction costs, share-based compensation, management fees, foreign currency translation adjustments and other nonrecurring transaction expenses.

Together, Middle-Market Portfolio Net Leverage and Middle-Market Portfolio EBITDA assist PSEC in assessing the likelihood that PSEC will timely receive interest and principal payments. However, these calculations are not meant to substitute for an analysis of PSEC’s our underlying portfolio company debt investments, but to supplement such analysis.


Middle-Market Lending - We make directly-originated, agented loans to companies, including companies which are controlled by private equity sponsors and companies that are not controlled by private equity sponsors (such as companies that are controlled by the management team, the founder, a family or public shareholders). This debt can take the form of first lien, second lien, unitranche or unsecured loans. These loans typically have equity subordinate to our loan position. We may also purchase selected equity co-investments in such companies. In addition to directly-originated, agented loans, we also invest in senior and secured loans, syndicated loans and high yield bonds that have been sold to a club or syndicate of buyers, both in the primary and secondary markets. These investments are often purchased with a long term, buy-and-hold outlook, and we often look to provide significant input to the transaction by providing anchoring orders.

Middle-Market Lending / Buyout - This strategy involves purchasing senior and secured yield-producing debt and controlling equity positions in operating companies across various industries. We believe this strategy provides enhanced certainty of closing to sellers, and the opportunity for management to continue in their current roles. These investments are often structured in tax-efficient partnerships, enhancing returns.

Real Estate - We purchase debt and controlling equity positions in tax-efficient real estate investment trusts (“REIT” or “REITs”). The real estate investments of National Property REIT Corp. (“NPRC”) are in various classes of developed and occupied real estate properties that generate current yields, including multi-family properties, student housing, and self-storage. NPRC seeks to identify properties that have historically attractive occupancy rates and recurring cash flow generation. NPRC generally co-invests with established and experienced property management teams that manage such properties after acquisition.

Subordinated Structured Notes - We make investments in structured credit, often taking a significant position in subordinated structured notes (equity) and rated secured structured notes (debt). The underlying portfolio of each structured credit investment is diversified across approximately 100 to 200 broadly syndicated loans and does not have direct exposure to real estate, mortgages, or consumer-based credit assets. The structured credit portfolios in which we invest are managed by established collateral management teams with many years of experience in the industry.


Prospect Capital Corporation ( is a business development company that focuses on lending to and investing in private businesses. Our investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments.

We have elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“1940 Act”). We are required to comply with regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NASDAQ, federal and state rules and regulations. We have elected to be treated as a regulated investment company under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, whose safe harbor for forward-looking statements does not apply to business development companies. Any such statements, other than statements of historical fact, are highly likely to be affected by other unknowable future events and conditions, including elements of the future that are or are not under our control, and that we may or may not have considered; accordingly, such statements cannot be guarantees or assurances of any aspect of future performance. Actual developments and results are highly likely to vary materially from any forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the time when made. We undertake no obligation to update any such statement now or in the future.

For additional information, contact:

Grier Eliasek, President and Chief Operating Officer 
Telephone (212) 448-0702

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