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Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation Announces Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results and Declares Increased Distribution of $0.155 Per Share

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (NASDAQ: OCSL) (“Oaktree Specialty Lending” or the “Company”), a specialty finance company, today announced its financial results for the fiscal quarter and year ended September 30, 2021.

Financial Highlights for the Quarter and Year Ended September 30, 2021 

  • Total investment income was $63.8 million ($0.35 per share) and $209.4 million ($1.29 per share) for the fourth fiscal quarter and full year, respectively, as compared with $65.4 million ($0.36 per share) and $143.1 million ($1.02 per share) for the third fiscal quarter of 2021 and the full year of 2020, respectively. The decrease for the quarter primarily reflected lower prepayment and amendment fees, partially offset by higher interest income and dividend income. The increase for the full year primarily reflected higher interest income, prepayment fees and dividend income. Excluding income accretion related to the Company's merger with Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation ("OCSI") (the "Merger"), adjusted total investment income was $58.2 million ($0.32 per share) and $198.1 million ($1.22 per share) for fiscal quarter and full year ended September 30, 2021, respectively.

  • GAAP net investment income was $33.0 million ($0.18 per share) and $97.1 million ($0.60 per share) for the fourth fiscal quarter and full year, respectively, as compared with $35.9 million ($0.20 per share) and $72.0 million ($0.51 per share) for the third fiscal quarter of 2021 and the full year of 2020, respectively. The decrease for the quarter was principally from lower total investment income, higher base management fees (net of waivers) and higher interest expense, partially offset by lower incentive fees. The full year increase was primarily driven by higher total investment income, partially offset by higher base management fees (net of waivers), incentive fees, interest expense and professional fees.

  • Adjusted net investment income was $29.1 million ($0.16 per share) and $103.4 million ($0.64 per share) for the fourth fiscal quarter and full year, as compared with $33.7 million ($0.19 per share) and $71.6 million ($0.51 per share) for the third fiscal quarter of 2021 and the full year of 2020, respectively. The decrease for the quarter primarily reflected lower adjusted total investment income and higher net expenses. The full-year increase was primarily driven by higher adjusted total investment income, partially offset by higher net expenses.

  • Net asset value ("NAV") per share was $7.28 as of September 30, 2021, up 0.8% from $7.22 as of June 30, 2021. The increase was primarily driven by realized and unrealized gains on certain debt and equity investments and undistributed net investment income. NAV was up 12% from $6.49 as of September 30, 2020 primarily reflecting realized and unrealized gains on certain debt and equity investments and undistributed net investment income.

  • Originated $385.0 million of new investment commitments and received $201.8 million of proceeds from prepayments, exits, other paydowns and sales during the quarter ended September 30, 2021. Of these new investment commitments, 91% were first lien loans, 3% were second lien loans, 5% were subordinated debt investments and 1% were equity investments. The weighted average yield on new debt investments was 8.6%.

  • No investments were on non-accrual status as of September 30, 2021.

  • Total debt outstanding was $1,280.0 million as of September 30, 2021. The total debt to equity ratio was 0.97x, and the net debt to equity ratio was 0.95x, after adjusting for cash and cash equivalents.

  • Liquidity as of September 30, 2021 was composed of $29.3 million of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents and $470.0 million of undrawn capacity under the credit facilities (subject to borrowing base and other limitations). Unfunded investment commitments were $264.9 million, or $215.9 million excluding unfunded commitments to the Company's joint ventures. Of the $215.9 million, approximately $153.6 million can be drawn immediately as the remaining amount is subject to certain milestones that must be met by portfolio companies.

  • A quarterly cash distribution was declared of $0.155 per share, up 7% from the prior quarter and the sixth consecutive quarterly distribution increase. The distribution will be paid in cash and is payable on December 31, 2021 to stockholders of record on December 15, 2021.

Armen Panossian, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, said, “The fourth quarter of 2021 capped a strong fiscal year for OCSL. We delivered solid investment performance and financial results, underscored by our highest annual level of adjusted net investment income per share under Oaktree’s management. As a result, we increased the dividend level by 41% and grew NAV by more than 12% in fiscal year 2021. We leveraged Oaktree’s broad credit platform to judiciously deploy our capital on attractive terms, further growing the portfolio’s size and improving the overall debt portfolio yield. We also made several enhancements to our capital structure, creating flexibility and reducing our borrowing costs, following the closing of the merger with OCSI. We are proud of our performance over the last year and believe we are very well-positioned for fiscal year 2022.”

Distribution Declaration

The Board of Directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.155 per share, an increase of 7%, or $0.01 per share, from the prior quarter and the sixth consecutive quarterly distribution increase, payable on December 31, 2021 to stockholders of record on December 15, 2021.

Distributions are paid primarily from distributable (taxable) income. To the extent taxable earnings for a fiscal taxable year fall below the total amount of distributions for that fiscal year, a portion of those distributions may be deemed a return of capital to the Company’s stockholders.

Results of Operations

  For the three months ended   For the year ended
($ in thousands, except per share data)

September 30, 2021 (unaudited)
  June 30, 2021 (unaudited)   September 30, 2020 (unaudited)   September 30,
2021
  September 30,
2020
GAAP operating results:                  
Interest income $ 55,094     $ 51,999     $ 37,153   $ 174,381     $ 125,568  
PIK interest income 4,960     4,597     2,573   16,447     7,863  
Fee income 645     7,823     3,571   14,098     8,519  
Dividend income 3,101     1,019     302   4,459     1,183  
Total investment income 63,800     65,438     43,599   209,385     143,133  
Net expenses 28,321     29,148     19,054   109,484     71,141  
Net investment income before taxes 35,479     36,290     24,545   99,901     71,992  
(Provision) benefit for taxes on net investment income (2,437 )   (358 )     (2,795 )    
Net investment income 33,042      35,932     24,545    97,106     71,992  
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes 3,519     11,106     46,072   140,154     (32,768 )
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $ 36,561     $ 47,038     $ 70,617   $ 237,260     $ 39,224  
Total investment income per common share $ 0.35     $ 0.36     $ 0.31   $ 1.29     $ 1.02  
Net investment income per common share $ 0.18     $ 0.20     $ 0.17   $ 0.60     $ 0.51  
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes per common share $ 0.02     $ 0.06     $ 0.33   $ 0.86     $ (0.23 )
Earnings (loss) per common share — basic and diluted $ 0.20     $ 0.26     $ 0.50   $ 1.46     $ 0.28  
Non-GAAP Financial Measures1:                  
Adjusted total investment income $ 58,229     $ 60,378     $ 43,599   $ 198,089     $ 143,133  
Adjusted net investment income $ 29,100     $ 33,709     $ 24,545   $ 103,425     $ 71,635  
Adjusted net realized and unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes $ 9,088     $ 16,151     $ 46,072   $ 117,372     $ (32,768 )
Adjusted earnings (loss) $ 36,559     $ 47,023     $ 70,617   $ 203,182     $ 39,224  
Adjusted total investment income per share $ 0.32     $ 0.33     $ 0.31   $ 1.22     $ 1.02  
Adjusted net investment income per share $ 0.16     $ 0.19     $ 0.17   $ 0.64     $ 0.51  
Adjusted net realized and unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes per share $ 0.05     $ 0.09     $ 0.33   $ 0.72     $ (0.23 )
Adjusted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.20     $ 0.26     $ 0.50   $ 1.25     $ 0.28  

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See Non-GAAP Financial Measures below for a description of the non-GAAP measures and the reconciliations from the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the Company's non-GAAP measures, including on a per share basis. The Company's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to analyze and evaluate financial results and performance and believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing results and trends for the Company and to review the Company’s performance without giving effect to non-cash income/gain resulting from the Merger and in the case of adjusted net investment income, without giving effect to capital gains incentive fees. The presentation of non-GAAP measures are not intended to be a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation.

  As of
($ in thousands, except per share data and ratios) September 30, 2021   June 30, 2021
(unaudited)
  September 30, 2020
Select balance sheet and other data:          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 29,334     $ 84,689     $ 39,096  
Investment portfolio at fair value 2,556,629     2,339,301     1,573,851  
Total debt outstanding (net of unamortized financing costs) 1,268,743     1,104,099     709,315  
Net assets 1,312,823     1,302,414     914,879  
Net asset value per share 7.28     7.22     6.49  
Total debt to equity ratio 0.97x   0.86x   0.78x
Net debt to equity ratio 0.95x   0.79x   0.74x
           

Adjusted total investment income for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was $58.2 million and included $49.5 million of interest income from portfolio investments, $5.0 million of payment-in-kind ("PIK") interest income, $0.6 million of fee income and $3.1 million of dividend income. The decrease of $2.1 million from the June quarter reflected $7.2 million of lower fee income resulting from lower prepayment fees and amendment fees. This was partially offset by $3.0 million of higher interest income resulting from a larger investment portfolio and $2.1 million of higher dividend income from one investment.

Adjusted total investment income for full-year 2021 was $198.1 million and included $163.1 million of interest income from portfolio investments, $16.4 million of PIK interest income, $14.1 million of fee income and $4.5 million of dividend income. The increase of $55.0 million from the year ended September 30, 2020 reflected (i) $46.1 million of higher interest income principally from a larger investment portfolio stemming from net new investment growth and the assets acquired in the Merger and higher OID acceleration, (ii) $5.6 million of higher fee income primarily driven by increased prepayment and amendment fees and (iii) $3.3 million of higher dividend income from two investments that did not pay dividends in the prior year, including the Company's investment in Senior Loan Fund JV I, LLC ("SLF JV I").

Net expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 totaled $28.3 million, down $0.8 million from the quarter ended June 30, 2021. The decrease reflected $1.0 million of lower Part I incentive fees resulting from a decline in adjusted total investment income and $1.2 million of lower accrued Part II incentive fees. This was partially offset by $0.9 million of higher base management fees (net of waivers) due to the larger investment portfolio, $0.2 million of higher interest expense resulting from an increase in borrowings outstanding and $0.2 million of higher professional fees.

Net expenses for full-year 2021 totaled $109.5 million, up $38.3 million from the year ended September 30, 2020. The increase reflected $7.8 million of higher base management fees (net of waivers) from the larger investment portfolio (including assets acquired in the Merger), $6.4 million of higher Part I incentive fees due to increased adjusted total investment income, $18.0 million of higher accrued Part II incentive fees (net of waivers) and $4.2 million of higher interest expense resulting from an increase in borrowings outstanding.

Adjusted net investment income was $29.1 million ($0.16 per share) for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, down from $33.7 million ($0.19 per share) for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. The decrease reflected $2.1 million of lower adjusted total investment income, $0.4 million of higher net expenses (excluding Part II incentive fees) and a $2.1 million increase in income tax expense.

Adjusted net investment income for full-year 2021 was $103.4 million ($0.64 per share), up from $71.6 million ($0.51 per share) for the year ended September 30, 2020. The increase reflected $55.0 million of higher adjusted total investment income, partially offset by $20.3 million of higher net expenses (excluding Part II incentive fees) and $2.8 million of increased income tax expense.

Adjusted net realized and unrealized gains, net of taxes, were $9.1 million and $117.4 million for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2021, respectively, primarily reflecting gains on certain debt and equity investments.

Portfolio and Investment Activity

  As of
($ in thousands) September 30, 2021
(unaudited)
  June 30, 2021
(unaudited)
  September 30, 2020
(unaudited)
Investments at fair value $ 2,556,629     $ 2,339,301     $ 1,573,851  
Number of portfolio companies 138     135     113  
Average portfolio company debt size $ 18,700     $ 17,600     $ 15,800  
           
Asset class:          
Senior secured debt 86.7 %   86.7 %   84.1 %
Unsecured debt 1.7 %   1.4 %   4.2 %
Equity 4.2 %   3.9 %   4.1 %
JV interests 7.4 %   8.1 %   7.5 %
Limited partnership interests %   %   0.2 %
           
Non-accrual debt investments:          
Non-accrual investments at fair value $     $     $ 1,571  
Non-accrual investments as a percentage of debt investments %   %   0.1 %
Number of investments on non-accrual         2  
           
Interest rate type:          
Percentage floating-rate 91.5 %   91.4 %   88.3 %
Percentage fixed-rate 8.5 %   8.6 %   11.7 %
           
Yields:          
Weighted average yield on debt investments1 8.7 %   8.4 %   8.3 %
Cash component of weighted average yield on debt investments 7.4 %   7.1 %   7.0 %
Weighted average yield on total portfolio investments2 8.3 %   8.0 %   7.8 %
           
Investment activity3:          
New investment commitments $ 385,000     $ 178,400     $ 148,500  
New funded investment activity4 $ 416,400     $ 165,300     $ 146,300  
Proceeds from prepayments, exits, other paydowns and sales $ 201,800     $ 170,600     $ 184,200  
Net new investments5 $ 214,600     $ (5,300 )   $ (37,900 )
Number of new investment commitments in new portfolio companies 14     9     8  
Number of new investment commitments in existing portfolio companies 6     1     3  
Number of portfolio company exits 11     11     12  

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  Annual stated yield earned plus net annual amortization of OID or premium earned on accruing investments, including the Company's share of the return on debt investments in the SLF JV I and Glick JV, and excluding any amortization or accretion of interest income resulting solely from the cost basis established by ASC 805 (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below) for the assets acquired in connection with the Merger.
  Annual stated yield earned plus net annual amortization of OID or premium earned on accruing investments and dividend income, including the Company's share of the return on debt investments in the SLF JV I and Glick JV, and excluding any amortization or accretion of interest income resulting solely from the cost basis established by ASC 805 for the assets acquired in connection with the Merger.
  Excludes the assets acquired as part of the Merger.
4   New funded investment activity includes drawdowns on existing revolver and delayed draw term loan commitments.
5   Net new investments consists of new funded investment activity less proceeds from prepayments, exits, other paydowns and sales.
     

As of September 30, 2021, the fair value of the investment portfolio was $2.6 billion and was composed of investments in 138 companies. These included debt investments in 121 companies, equity investments in 35 companies, including limited partnership interests in one private equity fund, and the Company's joint venture investments in SLF JV I and OCSI Glick JV LLC ("Glick JV"). 20 of the equity investments were in companies in which the Company also had a debt investment.

As of September 30, 2021, 94.3% of the Company's portfolio at fair value consisted of debt investments, including 69.1% of first lien loans, 17.6% of second lien loans and 7.6% of unsecured debt investments, including the debt investments in SLF JV I and Glick JV. This compared to 67.6% of first lien loans, 19.1% of second lien loans and 7.9% of unsecured debt investments, including the debt investments in SLF JV I and Glick JV, as of June 30, 2021.

As of September 30, 2021, there were no investments on non-accrual status.

The Company's investments in SLF JV I totaled $133.9 million at fair value as of September 30, 2021, up 1% from $132.9 million as of June 30, 2021. The increase in the value of the Company's investments in SLF JV I was primarily driven by undistributed net investment income.

As of September 30, 2021, SLF JV I had $379.2 million in assets, including senior secured loans to 55 portfolio companies. This compared to $386.5 million in assets, including senior secured loans to 57 portfolio companies, as of June 30, 2021. As of September 30, 2021, there were no investments held by SLF JV I on non-accrual status. SLF JV I generated cash interest income of $2.0 million for the Company during the quarter ended September 30, 2021, up $0.1 million from $1.9 million in the prior quarter. In addition, SLF JV I generated dividend income of $0.5 million for the Company during the quarter ended September 30, 2021, which was unchanged as compared to the prior quarter. As of September 30, 2021, SLF JV I had $44.4 million of undrawn capacity (subject to borrowing base and other limitations) on its $260 million senior revolving credit facility, and its debt to equity ratio was 1.4x.

The Company's investments in Glick JV totaled $55.6 million at fair value as of September 30, 2021, up slightly from $55.4 million as of June 30, 2021. As of September 30, 2021, Glick JV had $141.0 million in assets, including senior secured loans to 37 portfolio companies. This compared to $148.1 million in assets, including senior secured loans to 38 portfolio companies, as of June 30, 2021. As of September 30, 2021, there were no investments held by Glick JV on non-accrual status. Glick JV generated cash interest income of $0.7 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2021, which was flat as compared to the prior quarter. As of September 30, 2021, Glick JV had $18.1 million of undrawn capacity (subject to borrowing base and other limitations) on its $90 million senior revolving credit facility, and its debt to equity ratio was 1.1x.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had total principal value of debt outstanding of $1,280.0 million, including $630.0 million of outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facilities, $300.0 million of the 3.500% Notes due 2025 and $350.0 million of the 2.700% Notes due 2027. The funding mix was composed of 49% secured and 51% unsecured borrowings as of September 30, 2021. The Company was in compliance with all financial covenants under its credit facilities as of September 30, 2021.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had $29.3 million of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents and $470.0 million of undrawn capacity on its credit facilities (subject to borrowing base and other limitations). As of September 30, 2021, unfunded investment commitments were $264.9 million, or $215.9 million excluding unfunded commitments to the Company's joint ventures. Of the $215.9 million, approximately $153.6 million could be drawn immediately as the remaining amount is subject to certain milestones that must be met by portfolio companies. The Company has analyzed cash and cash equivalents, availability under its credit facilities, the ability to rotate out of certain assets and amounts of unfunded commitments that could be drawn and believes its liquidity and capital resources are sufficient to take advantage of market opportunities in the current economic climate.

As of September 30, 2021, the weighted average interest rate on debt outstanding, including the effect of the interest rate swap agreement, was 2.4%, unchanged as compared with June 30, 2021.

The Company’s total debt to equity ratio was 0.97x and 0.86x as of September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, respectively. The Company's net debt to equity ratio was 0.95x and 0.79x as of September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, respectively.

Recent Developments

Election of Independent Director

On November 12, 2021, the Board of Directors elected Phyllis R. Caldwell to the Board of Directors and each of its committees effective as of December 31, 2021Ms. Caldwell is founder and has served since 2012 as the managing member of Wroxton Civic Ventures, which provides advisory services on various financial, housing and economic development matters. Previously, Ms. Caldwell was Chief Homeownership Preservation Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, responsible for oversight of the U.S. housing market stabilization, economic recovery and foreclosure prevention initiatives established through the Troubled Asset Relief Program. In addition, Ms. Caldwell held various leadership roles during eleven years at Bank of America, including serving as President of Community Development Banking. Ms. Caldwell has served as Chair of the board of directors of Ocwen Financial Corporation since March 2016 and has served as a director of the company since January 2015. In June 2021, Ms. Caldwell became a member of the board of directors of OneMain Holdings, Inc., the country’s largest nonprime installment lender.  In March 2021, Ms. Caldwell was appointed as a member of the board of trustees of JBG SMITH, an owner and developer of mixed-use properties in the Washington, D.C. market. From December 2020 to July 2021, Ms. Caldwell served as a member of the board of directors of Revolution Acceleration Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, and from January 2014 through September 2018, she served as an independent director of American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd., a Business Development CompanyMs. Caldwell also serves or has served on the boards of other public and private businesses and numerous non-profit organizations engaged in housing and community development finance. Ms. Caldwell received her Master of Business Administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, also from the University of Maryland.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

On a supplemental basis, the Company is disclosing certain adjusted financial measures, each of which is calculated and presented on a basis of methodology other than in accordance with GAAP (“non-GAAP”). The Company's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to analyze and evaluate financial results and performance and believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing results and trends for the Company and to review the Company’s performance without giving effect to non-cash income/gain resulting from the Merger and in the case of adjusted net investment income, without giving effect to capital gains incentive fees. The presentation of the below non-GAAP measures is not intended to be a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation.

  • "Adjusted Total Investment Income" and "Adjusted Total Investment Income Per Share" – represents total investment income excluding any amortization or accretion of interest income resulting solely from the cost basis established by ASC 805 (see below) for the assets acquired in connection with the Merger.

  • “Adjusted Net Investment Income” and “Adjusted Net Investment Income Per Share” – represents net investment income, excluding (i) any amortization or accretion of interest income resulting solely from the cost basis established by ASC 805 (see below) for the assets acquired in connection with the Merger and (ii) capital gains incentive fees ("Part II incentive fees").

  • “Adjusted Net Realized and Unrealized Gains (Losses), Net of Taxes” and “Adjusted Net Realized and Unrealized Gains (Losses), Net of Taxes Per Share” – represents net realized and unrealized gains (losses) net of taxes excluding any net realized and unrealized gains (losses) resulting solely from the cost basis established by ASC 805 (see below) for the assets acquired in connection with the Merger.

  • “Adjusted Earnings (Loss)” and “Adjusted Earnings (Loss) Per Share” – represents the sum of (i) Adjusted Net Investment Income and (ii) Adjusted Net Realized and Unrealized Gains (Losses), Net of Taxes and includes the impact of Part II incentive fees1, if any.

On March 19, 2021, the Company completed the Merger. The Merger was accounted for as an asset acquisition in accordance with the asset acquisition method of accounting as detailed in ASC 805-50, Business Combinations—Related Issues ("ASC 805"). The consideration paid to OCSI’s stockholders was allocated to the individual assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on the relative fair values of the net identifiable assets acquired other than "non-qualifying" assets, which established a new cost basis for the acquired OCSI investments under ASC 805 that, in aggregate, was significantly lower than the historical cost basis of the acquired OCSI investments prior to the Merger. Additionally, immediately following the completion of the Merger, the acquired OCSI investments were marked to their respective fair values under ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements, which resulted in unrealized appreciation. The new cost basis established by ASC 805 on debt investments acquired will accrete over the life of each respective debt investment through interest income, with a corresponding adjustment recorded to unrealized appreciation on such investment acquired through its ultimate disposition. The new cost basis established by ASC 805 on equity investments acquired will not accrete over the life of such investments through interest income and, assuming no subsequent change to the fair value of the equity investments acquired and disposition of such equity investments at fair value, the Company will recognize a realized gain with a corresponding reversal of the unrealized appreciation on disposition of such equity investments acquired.

The Company’s management uses the non-GAAP financial measures described above internally to analyze and evaluate financial results and performance and to compare its financial results with those of other business development companies that have not adjusted the cost basis of certain investments pursuant to ASC 805. The Company’s management believes "Adjusted Total Investment Income", "Adjusted Total Investment Income Per Share", "Adjusted Net Investment Income" and "Adjusted Net Investment Income Per Share" are useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing results and trends for the Company without giving effect to the accretion income resulting from the new cost basis of the OCSI investments acquired in the Merger because these amounts do not impact the fees payable to Oaktree Fund Advisors, LLC (the "Adviser") under its amended and restated advisory agreement (the "A&R Advisory Agreement"), and specifically as its relates to "Adjusted Net Investment Income" and "Adjusted Net Investment Income Per Share", without giving effect to Part II incentive fees. In addition, the Company’s management believes that “Adjusted Net Realized and Unrealized Gains (Losses), Net of Taxes”, “Adjusted Net Realized and Unrealized Gains (Losses), Net of Taxes Per Share”, “Adjusted Earnings (Loss)” and “Adjusted Earnings (Loss) Per Share” are useful to investors as they exclude the non-cash income/gain resulting from the Merger and are used by management to evaluate the economic earnings of its investment portfolio. Moreover, these metrics align the Company's key financial measures with the calculation of incentive fees payable to the Adviser under with the A&R Advisory Agreement (i.e., excluding amounts resulting solely from the lower cost basis of the acquired OCSI investments established by ASC 805 that would have been to the benefit of the Adviser absent such exclusion).

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1 Adjusted earnings (loss) includes accrued Part II incentive fees. For the three months and year ended September 30, 2021, $1.6 million and $17.6 million, respectively, of accrued Part II incentive fees were expensed. As of September 30, 2021, the total accrued Part II incentive fee liability was $17.6 million. Part II incentive fees are contractually calculated and paid at the end of the fiscal year in accordance with the A&R Advisory Agreement, which differs from Part II incentive fees accrued under GAAP. For the year ended September 30, 2021, Part II incentive fees payable under the A&R Advisory Agreement were $8.8 million.

The following table provides a reconciliation of total investment income (the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure) to adjusted total investment income for the periods presented:

  For the three months ended   For the year ended
  September 30, 2021 (unaudited)   June 30, 2021
(unaudited)
  September 30, 2020 (unaudited)   September 30, 2021   September 30, 2020
($ in thousands, except per share data) Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share
GAAP total investment income $ 63,800     $ 0.35     $ 65,438     $ 0.36     $ 43,599   $ 0.31   $ 209,385     $ 1.29     $ 143,133   $ 1.02
Less: Interest income accretion related to merger accounting adjustments (5,571 )   (0.03 )   (5,060 )   (0.03 )       (11,296 )   (0.07 )    
Adjusted total investment income $ 58,229     $ 0.32     $ 60,378     $ 0.33     $ 43,599   $ 0.31   $ 198,089     $ 1.22     $ 143,133   $ 1.02

The following table provides a reconciliation of net investment income (the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure) to adjusted net investment income for the periods presented:

  For the three months ended   For the year ended
  September 30, 2021 (unaudited)   June 30, 2021
(unaudited)
  September 30, 2020 (unaudited)   September 30, 2021   September 30, 2020
($ in thousands, except per share data) Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share
GAAP net investment income $ 33,042     $ 0.18     $ 35,932     0.20     $ 24,545   $ 0.17   $ 97,106     $ 0.60     $ 71,992     $ 0.51
Less: Interest income accretion related to merger accounting adjustments (5,571 )   (0.03 )   (5,060 )   (0.03 )       (11,296 )   (0.07 )      
Add: Part II incentive fee 1,629     0.01     2,837     0.02         17,615     0.11     (357 )  
Adjusted net investment income $ 29,100     $ 0.16     $ 33,709     $ 0.19     24,545   $ 0.17   $ 103,425     $ 0.64     $ 71,635     $ 0.51

The following table provides a reconciliation of net realized and unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes (the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure) to adjusted net realized and unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes for the periods presented:

  For the three months ended   For the year ended
  September 30, 2021 (unaudited)   June 30, 2021
(unaudited)
  September 30, 2020 (unaudited)   September 30, 2021   September 30, 2020
($ in thousands, except per share data) Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share
GAAP net realized and unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes $ 3,519   $ 0.02   $ 11,106   $ 0.06   $ 46,072   $ 0.33   $ 140,154     $ 0.86     $ (32,768 )   $ (0.23 )
Less: Net realized and unrealized losses (gains) related to merger accounting adjustments 5,569   0.03   5,045   0.03       (22,782 )   (0.14 )        
Adjusted net realized and unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes $ 9,088   $ 0.05   $ 16,151   $ 0.09   $ 46,072   $ 0.33   $ 117,372     $ 0.72     $ (32,768 )   $ (0.23 )

The following table provides a reconciliation of net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations (the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure) to adjusted earnings (loss) for the periods presented:

  For the three months ended   For the year ended
  September 30, 2021 (unaudited)   June 30, 2021
(unaudited)
  September 30, 2020 (unaudited)   September 30, 2021   September 30, 2020
($ in thousands, except per share data) Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share   Amount   Per Share
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $ 36,561     $ 0.20     $ 47,038     $ 0.26     $ 70,617   $ 0.50   $ 237,260     $ 1.46     $ 39,224   $ 0.28
Less: Interest income accretion related to merger accounting adjustments (5,571 )   (0.03 )   (5,060 )   (0.03 )       (11,296 )   (0.07 )    
Less: Net realized and unrealized losses (gains) related to merger accounting adjustments 5,569     0.03     5,045     0.03         (22,782 )   (0.14 )    
Adjusted earnings (loss) $ 36,559     $ 0.20     $ 47,023     $ 0.26     $ 70,617   $ 0.50   $ 203,182     $ 1.25     $ 39,224   $ 0.28
                                                                       

Conference Call Information

Oaktree Specialty Lending will host a conference call to discuss its fourth fiscal quarter and full year 2021 results at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on November 16, 2021. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 507-4376 (U.S. callers) or +1 (412) 317-5239 (non-U.S. callers). All callers will need to reference “Oaktree Specialty Lending” once connected with the operator. Alternatively, a live webcast of the conference call can be accessed through the Investors section of Oaktree Specialty Lending’s website, www.oaktreespecialtylending.com. During the conference call, the Company intends to refer to an investor presentation that will be available on the Investors section of its website.

For those individuals unable to listen to the live broadcast of the conference call, a replay will be available on Oaktree Specialty Lending’s website, or by dialing (877) 344-7529 (U.S. callers) or +1 (412) 317-0088 (non-U.S. callers), access code 10160823, beginning approximately one hour after the broadcast.

About Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation

Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (NASDAQ:OCSL) is a specialty finance company dedicated to providing customized one-stop credit solutions to companies with limited access to public or syndicated capital markets. The Company's investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by providing companies with flexible and innovative financing solutions including first and second lien loans, unsecured and mezzanine loans, and preferred equity. The Company is regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and is externally managed by Oaktree Fund Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. For additional information, please visit Oaktree Specialty Lending's website at www.oaktreespecialtylending.com

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements because they relate to future events, future performance or financial condition. The forward-looking statements may include statements as to: future operating results of the Company and distribution projections; business prospects of the Company and the prospects of its portfolio companies; and the impact of the investments that the Company expects to make. In addition, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “seek,” “plan,” “should,” “estimate,” “project” and “intend” indicate forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve risks and uncertainties. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected, including the uncertainties associated with (i) changes in the economy, financial markets and political environment, (ii) risks associated with possible disruption in the operations of the Company or the economy generally due to terrorism, natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic; (iii) future changes in laws or regulations (including the interpretation of these laws and regulations by regulatory authorities); (iv) conditions in the Company’s operating areas, particularly with respect to business development companies or regulated investment companies; (v) general considerations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic; and (vi) other considerations that may be disclosed from time to time in the Company’s publicly disseminated documents and filings. The Company has based the forward-looking statements included in this press release on information available to it on the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, you are advised to consult any additional disclosures that it may make directly to you or through reports that the Company in the future may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K.

Contacts

Investor Relations:
Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation
Michael Mosticchio
(212) 284-1900
ocsl-ir@oaktreecapital.com 

Media Relations:
Financial Profiles, Inc.
Moira Conlon
(310) 478-2700
mediainquiries@oaktreecapital.com 

Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

  September 30, 2021   June 30, 2021
(unaudited)
  September 30, 2020
ASSETS          
Investments at fair value:          
Control investments (cost September 30, 2021: $283,599; cost June 30, 2021: $283,707; cost September 30, 2020: $245,950) $ 270,765     $ 269,478     $ 201,385  
Affiliate investments (cost September 30, 2021: $18,763; cost June 30, 2021: $14,788; cost September 30, 2020: $7,551) 18,289     13,959     6,509  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments (cost September 30, 2021: $2,236,759; cost June 30, 2021: $2,021,729; cost September 30, 2020: $1,415,669) 2,267,575     2,055,864     1,365,957  
Total investments at fair value (cost September 30, 2021: $2,539,121; cost June 30, 2021: $2,320,224; cost September 30, 2020: $1,669,170) 2,556,629     2,339,301     1,573,851  
Cash and cash equivalents 29,334     84,689     39,096  
Restricted cash 2,301     2,840      
Interest, dividends and fees receivable 22,125     15,415     6,935  
Due from portfolio companies 1,990     1,394     2,725  
Receivables from unsettled transactions 8,150     2,466     9,123  
Due from broker 1,640     1,640      
Deferred financing costs 9,274     9,413     5,947  
Deferred offering costs 34     34     67  
Deferred tax asset, net 714     735     847  
Derivative assets at fair value 1,912     2,449     223  
Other assets 2,284     2,332     1,898  
Total assets $ 2,636,387     $ 2,462,708     $ 1,640,712  
           
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS          
Liabilities:          
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities $ 3,024     $ 3,925     $ 1,072  
Base management fee and incentive fee payable 32,649     31,127     11,212  
Due to affiliate 4,357     5,011     2,130  
Interest payable 4,597     5,277     1,626  
Payables from unsettled transactions 8,086     10,588     478  
Derivative liability at fair value 2,108     267      
Credit facilities payable 630,000     464,057     414,825  
Unsecured notes payable (net of $6,501, $6,876 and $3,272 of unamortized financing costs as of September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020, respectively) 638,743     640,042     294,490  
Total liabilities 1,323,564     1,160,294     725,833  
Commitments and contingencies          
Net assets:          
Common stock, $0.01 par value per share, 250,000 shares authorized; 180,361, 180,361 and 140,961 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020, respectively 1,804     1,804     1,409  
Additional paid-in-capital 1,804,354     1,730,083     1,487,774  
Accumulated overdistributed earnings (493,335 )   (429,473 )   (574,304 )
Total net assets (equivalent to $7.28, $7.22 and $6.49 per common share as of September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020, respectively) 1,312,823     1,302,414      914,879   
Total liabilities and net assets $ 2,636,387     $ 2,462,708     $ 1,640,712  
 
 

Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

  Three months ended
September 30, 2021 (unaudited)
  Three months ended
June 30, 2021
(unaudited)
  Three months ended
September 30, 2020 (unaudited)
  Year ended
September 30, 2021
  Year ended
September 30, 2020
Interest income:                  
Control investments $ 3,670     $ 3,405     $ 2,330     $ 11,792     $ 9,832  
Affiliate investments 279     189     88     716     467  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments 51,144     48,403     34,733     161,864     114,947  
Interest on cash and cash equivalents 1     2     2     9     322  
Total interest income 55,094      51,999      37,153      174,381      125,568   
PIK interest income:                  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments 4,960     4,597     2,573     16,447     7,863  
Total PIK interest income 4,960      4,597      2,573      16,447      7,863   
Fee income:                  
Control investments 13     13     15     59     42  
Affiliate investments 5     5     5     20     20  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments 627     7,805     3,551     14,019     8,457  
Total fee income 645      7,823      3,571      14,098      8,519   
Dividend income:                  
Control investments 3,101     1,019     299     4,459     1,180  
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments         3         3  
Total dividend income 3,101      1,019      302      4,459      1,183   
Total investment income 63,800      65,438      43,599      209,385      143,133   
Expenses:                  
Base management fee 9,768     8,905     6,005     32,288     22,895  
Part I incentive fee 6,015     6,990     5,206     21,598     15,194  
Part II incentive fee 1,629     2,837         17,615     (5,557 )
Professional fees 1,288     1,059     678     4,231     2,532  
Directors fees 160     147     142     607     570  
Interest expense 9,032     8,823     6,133     30,518     26,289  
Administrator expense 463     421     330     1,510     1,524  
General and administrative expenses 716     716     560     2,725     2,494  
Total expenses 29,071      29,898      19,054      111,092      65,941   
Reversal of fees waived (fees waived) (750 )   (750 )       (1,608 )   5,200  
Net expenses 28,321      29,148      19,054      109,484      71,141   
Net investment income before taxes 35,479      36,290      24,545      99,901      71,992   
(Provision) benefit for taxes on net investment income (2,437 )   (358 )       (2,795 )    
Net investment income 33,042      35,932      24,545      97,106      71,992   
Unrealized appreciation (depreciation):                  
Control investments 1,395     3,590     10,117     31,731     (29,488 )
Affiliate investments 355     109     76     568     (1,763 )
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments (3,311 )   (898 )   29,922     80,531     10,904  
Foreign currency forward contracts (537 )   1,116     (647 )   1,689     (267 )
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) (2,098 )   3,917     39,468     114,519     (20,614 )
Realized gains (losses):                  
Control investments         (4,932 )       (4,155 )
Non-control/Non-affiliate investments 827     9,350     13,502     27,094     (4,615 )
Extinguishment of unsecured notes payable                 (2,541 )
Foreign currency forward contracts 2,912     (740 )   (2,123 )   (674 )   (2,613 )
Net realized gains (losses) 3,739     8,610     6,447     26,420     (13,924 )
(Provision) benefit for taxes on realized and unrealized gains (losses) 1,878     (1,421 )   157     (785 )   1,770  
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses), net of taxes 3,519      11,106      46,072      140,154      (32,768 )
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations $ 36,561      $ 47,038      $ 70,617      $ 237,260      $ 39,224   
Net investment income per common share — basic and diluted $ 0.18      $ 0.20      $ 0.17      $ 0.60      $ 0.51   
Earnings (loss) per common share — basic and diluted $ 0.20      $ 0.26      $ 0.50      $ 1.46      $ 0.28   
Weighted average common shares outstanding — basic and diluted 180,361     180,361     140,961     162,118     140,961  



 


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