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StoneCastle Financial Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

November 10, 2021 at 4:20 PM EST

StoneCastle Financial Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

DENVER, Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StoneCastle Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: BANX) (“StoneCastle Financial” or the “Company”), an investment company registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), today announced results for the third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Investment Highlights:

  • Invested approximately $20.9 million in six investments
  • Realized proceeds of approximately $5.0 million from the partial sale of one investment
  • Realized proceeds from paydowns and partial paydowns of $4.4 million from six investments

A complete listing of investments as of the end of the quarter can be found on the Company’s website at www.stonecastle-financial.com.

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company invested approximately $11.4 million in two investments and received proceeds of $8.2 million, including paydowns of $3.2 million and $5.0 million from one call.

The estimated annualized yield generated by the invested portfolio as of September 30, 2021 (excluding cash and cash equivalents) was approximately 9.20%.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Net investment income was $2,799,280 or $0.40 per share, comprised of $4,437,019 gross income, and $1,637,739 of expenses, net of waivers. The Company also reported a net realized and unrealized gain on investments of $0.04 per share. Net Assets at quarter end were $154,545,283. The Company’s Net Asset Value was $21.86 per share, up $0.06 from the prior quarter.

In the third quarter, the Company paid a cash distribution of $0.38 per share. The distribution was paid on September 28, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 21, 2021.  

The Company had $55.0 million outstanding on its $62.0 million credit facility at the quarter end, which represents approximately 26% of total assets. According to regulated investment company rules, the Company may borrow only up to 33.3% of its total assets.

Portfolio and Investment Summary

During the quarter, the Company invested a total of $20.4 million in bank-related regulatory relief capital investments and approximately $506,000 in community bank preferred stock. The Company received total proceeds of approximately $9.4 million, including the partial sale of $5.0 million iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund (PFF) and $4.4 million from paydowns and partial paydowns from six investments.

Quarterly Conference Call

StoneCastle Financial will host a webcast and conference call on November 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern time. The call will include a presentation hosted by Chairman & CEO, Sanjai Bhonsle and Patrick J. Farrell, Chief Financial Officer. There will be no open Q&A session. All questions can be immediately addressed by calling StoneCastle Investor Relations at 212-468-5441 or writing ir@stonecastle-financial.com to schedule a session with the management.

The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-855-327-6837 for domestic callers or 1-631-891-4304 for international callers. Participants may also access the call via live webcast by visiting StoneCastle Financial's investor relations website at www.stonecastle-financial.com. To listen to a live broadcast, go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay will be available shortly after the call and be available through midnight (Eastern Time) on November 24, 2021. The replay can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 for domestic callers or 1-412-317-6671 for international callers. The passcode for the replay is 10016907. The archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for a limited time.

About StoneCastle Financial Corp.

StoneCastle Financial is an SEC registered non-diversified, closed-end management investment company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BANX." Its investment objective is to provide stockholders with current income. StoneCastle Financial is managed by StoneCastle-ArrowMark Asset Management, LLC. To learn more, visit www.stonecastle-financial.com.

Disclaimer and Risk Factors:

There is no assurance that StoneCastle Financial will achieve its investment objective. StoneCastle Financial is subject to numerous risks, including investment and market risks, management risk, income and interest rate risks, banking industry risks, preferred stock risk, convertible securities risk, debt securities risk, liquidity risk, valuation risk, leverage risk, non-diversification risk, credit and counterparty risks, market at a discount from net asset value risk and market disruption risk. Shares of closed-end investment companies may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount) their net asset value. Shares of StoneCastle Financial may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully StoneCastle Financial's investment objective, risks, charges and expenses. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The Annual Report, Semi-Annual Report and other regulatory filings of the Company with the SEC are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the Company's website at www.stonecastle-financial.com.  

CONTACT:

Investor Contact:

Julie Muraco
212-468-5441

STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.
Statement of Assets and Liabilities (unaudited)
   
           
      September 30, 2021   June 30, 2021
Assets        
  Investments in securities, at fair value cost: $204,493,895 and $243,502,615 respectively)   $ 206,017,271     $ 246,536,217  
  Interest and dividends receivable     2,710,372       2,535,516  
  Other receivable     6,125       -  
  Cash     224,712       196,016  
  Unrealized appreciation on forward currency exchange contracts   1,194,584       31,365  
  Prepaid assets     711,845       797,294  
  Total assets     210,864,909       250,096,408  
           
Liabilities        
  Loan payable     55,000,000       53,500,000  
  Due to custodian     -       51,709,512  
  Investment advisory fee payable     854,866       865,565  
  Loan interest payable     -       36,460  
  Accrued expenses payable     464,760       634,809  
  Total liabilities     56,319,626       106,746,346  
Net Assets   $ 154,545,283     $ 143,350,062  
           
Net Assets consist of:        
  Common stock at par ($0.001 per share)   $ 7,070     $ 6,575  
  Paid-in-Capital     156,020,173       145,188,957  
  Total distributable earnings / (loss)     (1,481,960 )     (1,845,470 )
  Net Assets   $ 154,545,283     $ 143,350,062  
           
Net Asset Value Per Share:        
Common Stock Shares Outstanding     7,069,659       6,575,035  
Net asset value per common share   $ 21.86     $ 21.80  
Market price per share   $ 22.05     $ 22.01  
Market price premium to net asset value per share     0.87 %     0.96 %
           


STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.
Statement of Operations (unaudited)
       
    For The Three Months Ended
September 30, 2021
For The Three Months Ended
June 30, 2021
Investment Income    
  Interest $ 3,816,714   $ 3,528,605  
  Dividends   558,441     653,832  
  Origination fee income   32,278     32,127  
  Other income (service fees and due diligence fees)   29,586     39,881  
  Total Investment Income   4,437,019     4,254,445  
       
Expenses    
  Investment advisory fees   929,866     865,565  
  Interest expense   312,679     299,707  
  Directors' fees   104,721     104,197  
  Transfer agent, custodian fees and administrator fees   73,159     72,364  
  Bank administration fees   40,457     40,017  
  Professional fees   79,313     78,451  
  ABA marketing and licensing fees   17,650     20,789  
  Investor relations fees   31,204     30,866  
  Delaware franchise tax   22,943     22,694  
  Insurance expense   18,148     17,951  
  Valuation fees   15,152     14,988  
  Miscellaneous fees (proxy, rating agency, etc.)   67,447     48,488  
  Total expenses   1,712,739     1,616,077  
  Less: Advisory fee waiver   (75,000 )   -  
  Net expenses after waivers   1,637,739     1,616,077  
  Net Investment Income   2,799,280     2,638,368  
       
Realized and Unrealized Gain / (Loss) on Investments and Foreign Currency Transactions  
  Net realized gain / (loss) on investments   374,742     (960,605 )
  Net realized gain from forward foreign currency contracts   (550,632 )   192,322  
  Net realized gain / (loss) from foreign currency translations   955,183     (711,007 )
  Net change in net unrealized appreciation / (depreciation) on investments   (1,510,227 )   2,548,098  
  Net change in unrealized appreciation / (depreciation) on written options   -     -  
  Net change in unrealized appreciation / (depreciation) on forward currency contracts   1,163,219     (173,387 )
  Net change in unrealized appreciation / (depreciation) on foreign currency translations   (182,488 )   183,084  
  Net realized and unrealized gain/(loss) on investments, written options, forward foreign currency contracts and foreign currency translations   249,797     1,078,505  
       
  Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting From Operations $ 3,049,077   $ 3,716,873  
       


STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.
Financial Highlights (unaudited)
       
      For The Three Months Ended
September 30, 2021
  Per Share Operating Performance    
  Net Asset Value, beginning of period   $ 21.80  
  Net investment income(1)     0.40  
  Net realized and unrealized gain on investments     0.04  
  Total from investment operations     0.44  
       
  Less distributions to shareholders    
  From net investment income     (0.38 )
  Total distributions     (0.38 )
       
  Net asset value, end of period   $ 21.86  
  Per share market value, end of period   $ 22.05  
       
  Total Investment Return (2)    
  Based on market value     1.98 %
  Based on net asset value     2.08 %
       
  Ratios and Supplemental Data    
  Net assets, end of period (in millions)   $ 154.5  
  Ratios (as a percentage to average net assets):    
  Expenses before waivers(3)(4)*     4.56 %
  Expenses after waivers(5)*     4.36 %
  Net investment income(6)*     7.46 %
  Portfolio turnover rate **     5 %
       
  Revolving Credit Agreement    
  Total revolving credit agreement outstanding (000's)   $ 55,000  
  Asset coverage per $1,000 for revolving credit agreement(7)   3,810  
       
(1 ) Based on the average shares outstanding during quarter.    
(2 ) Reflects reinvestment of distributions at the price obtained under the Dividend Reinvestment Plan.
  Total return does not include sales load and offering expenses and are not annualized.
(3 ) Excluding interest expense, the ratio would have been 3.53%.  
(4 ) Ratio of expenses before waivers to average managed assets equals 2.95%.
(5 ) Ratio of expenses after waivers to average managed assets equals 2.82%.
(6 ) Ratio of net investment income to average managed assets equals 4.82%.
(7 ) Calculated by subtracting the Company's total liabilities (excluding the loan) from the Company's
  total assets and dividing the amount by the loan outstanding in 000's.
* Annualized    
** Not-annualized    
       


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