SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 7, 2020
StoneCastle Financial Corp.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission||(IRS Employer|
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|100 Fillmore Street, Suite 325, Denver, Colorado||80206|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (303) 398-2929
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 7, 2020 the registrant issued a press release announcing its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The text of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
The information disclosed under this item 2.02 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated May 7, 2020|
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.
|STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.|
Date: May 7, 2020
|By: /s/ Patrick J. Farrell|
|Name: Patrick J. Farrell|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
|99.1||Press Release, Dated May 7, 2020|
StoneCastle Financial Corp. Reports First Quarter 2020 Results
DENVER, May 7, 2020 – 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 first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020.
First Quarter 2020 Investment Highlights:
|·||Realized full redemptions of $10.4 million from two investments|
|·||Realized proceeds from a partial call of $1.5 million from one investment|
|·||Realized proceeds from paydowns of $1.5 million from two 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.
First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Net investment income was $2,530,138 or $0.39 per share, comprised of $3,685,293 gross income and $1,155,155 of expenses. For the quarter, net realized capital losses were ($301,223) or ($0.05) per share. Net Assets at quarter end were $124,678,478. The unrealized depreciation of the portfolio was ($18,304,949) or ($2.79) per share. The Company’s Net Asset Value was $19.00 per share, down $2.83 from the prior quarter.
In the first quarter, the Company paid a cash distribution of $0.38 per share. The distribution was paid on March 25, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 18, 2020.
The Company had $9.0 million outstanding on its $62.0 million credit facility at the quarter end, which represents approximately 7% 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
As of the close of business on March 31, 2020, the Company had total assets of $134,924,421 consisting of total investments of $132,978,058, cash of $62,841, and other assets of $1,883,522. Other assets include interest and dividends receivable of $1,288,615 and prepaid assets of $594,907.
During the quarter, the Company received a full redemption of $6.5 million from First Alliance Capital Trust I, Junior Subordinated Debt, 10.25%, due 7/25/2031 and $3.9 million of National Bank of Indianapolis, Trust Preferred Security, Series 2015-1, 9.74% Note, due 9/30/2030. The Company received a partial call of $1.5 million from Central Trust Company Capital Trust I, Junior Subordinated Debt, 10.25%, due 7/25/2031. Additionally, the Company received paydowns of $1.2 million from Preferred Term Securities, Fixed Rate Mezzanine Notes, 9.74%, due 9/15/2030 and $293,553 from M&T Trust Preferred Security, Series 2015-1, 9.74%, Note, due 9/30/2030.
Quarterly Conference Call
StoneCastle Financial will host a webcast and conference call on May 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern time.
The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-9039 for domestic callers or 1-201-689-8470 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 May 21, 2020. 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 13701960. 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 and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation. 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.
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STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.
Statement of Assets and Liabilities (unaudited)
|March 31, 2020||December 31, 2019|
|Investments in securities, at fair value (cost: $152,196,520 and $163,178,428 respectively)||$||132,978,058||$||162,264,915|
|Interest and dividends receivable||1,288,615||1,784,784|
|Investment advisory fee payable||587,069||726,500|
|Directors fee payable||92,603||20,325|
|Loan interest payable||3,829||38,976|
|Accrued expenses payable||562,442||525,918|
|Net Assets consist of:|
|Common stock at par ($0.001 per share)||$||6,562||$||6,559|
|Total distributable earnings / (loss)||(19,240,150||)||(1,683,148||)|
|Net Asset Value Per Share:|
|Common Stock Shares Outstanding||6,561,700||6,559,010|
|Net asset value per common share||$||19.00||$||21.83|
|Market price per share||$||16.23||$||22.30|
|Market price premium / (discount) to net asset value per share||-14.6%||2.15%|
STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.
Statement of Operations (unaudited)
|For The Three|
|For The Three|
|Origination fee income||27,402||27,553|
|Other Income (service fees and due diligence fees)||111,075||153,903|
|Total Investment Income||3,685,293||$||4,114,601|
|Investment advisory fees||$||587,069||$||726,500|
|Transfer agent, custodian fees and administrator fees||72,364||73,159|
|Bank administration fees||40,017||40,457|
|ABA marketing and licensing fees||37,437||37,846|
|Investor relations fees||30,865||31,204|
|Delaware franchise tax||22,694||22,943|
|Due diligence expense||-||45,400|
|Miscellaneous fees (proxy, rating agency, etc.)||33,261||43,739|
|Net Investment Income||$||2,530,138||$||2,663,178|
|Realized and Unrealized Gain / (Loss) on Investments|
|Net realized gain / (loss) on investments||$||(301,223||)||$||790,815|
|Net change in unrealized depreciation on investments||(18,304,949||)||(442,960||)|
|Net realized and unrealized gain / (loss) on investments||(18,606,172||)||347,855|
|Net Increase / (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting From Operations||$||(16,076,034||)||$||3,011,033|
STONECASTLE FINANCIAL CORP.
Financial Highlights (unaudited)
|For The Three|
March 31, 2020
|Per Share Operating Performance|
|Net Asset Value, beginning of period||$||21.83|
|Net investment income(1)||$||0.39|
|Net realized and unrealized gain / (loss) on investments(1)||$||(2.84||)|
|Total from investment operations||$||(2.45||)|
|Less distributions to shareholders|
|From net investment income||$||(0.38||)|
|Net asset value, end of period||$||19.00|
|Per share market value, end of period||$||16.23|
|Total Investment Return (2)|
|Based on market value||-25.44%|
|Based on net asset value||-10.84%|
|Ratios and Supplemental Data|
|Net assets, end of period (in millions)||$||124.7|
|Ratios (as a percentage to average net assets):|
|Expenses before waivers(3)(4)*||3.46%|
|Expenses after waivers(5)*||3.46%|
|Net investment income(6)*||7.58%|
|Portfolio turnover rate **||0.0%|
|Revolving Credit Agreement|
|Total revolving credit agreement outstanding (000’s)||$||9,000|
|Asset coverage per $1,000 for revolving credit agreement(7)||14,853|
|(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 2.96%.|
|(4)||Ratio of expenses before waivers to average managed assets equals 3.09%.|
|(5)||Ratio of expenses after waivers to average managed assets equals 3.09%.|
|(6)||Ratio of net investment income to average managed assets equals 6.77%.|
|(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.|