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Section 1: 10-Q (FORM 10-Q)

  

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

(Mark One)  
x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
   
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2019
   
¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER: 814-00638

 

 

 

OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

MARYLAND   20-0188736
 (State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

8 SOUND SHORE DRIVE, SUITE 255
GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT 06830

(Address of principal executive office)

 

(203) 983-5275
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ¨ No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer x
Non-accelerated filer ¨ Smaller Reporting company ¨
Emerging growth company ¨  

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share   OXSQ   NASDAQ Global Select Market LLC
6.50% Notes due 2024   OXSQL   NASDAQ Global Select Market LLC
6.25% Notes due 2026   OXSQZ   NASDAQ Global Select Market LLC

  

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. The number of shares of the issuer’s common stock, $0.01 par value, outstanding as of April 30, 2019 was 47,650,959.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION 1
Item 1. Financial Statements 1
  Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities as of March 31, 2019 (unaudited) and
December 31, 2018
1
  Consolidated Schedule of Investments as of March 31, 2019 (unaudited) 2
  Consolidated Schedule of Investments as of December 31, 2018 6
  Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited) 12
  Consolidated Statements of Changes in Net Assets for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited) 13
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited) 14
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 15
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 39
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 54
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 54
   
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION 55
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 55
Item 1A. Risk Factors 55
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 56
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 56
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 56
Item 5. Other Information 56
Item 6. Exhibits 57
SIGNATURES 58

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

 

   March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018 
   (unaudited)     
ASSETS          
Non-affiliated/non-control investments (cost: $484,168,171 and $486,232,755, respectively)  $432,660,699   $430,496,633 
Affiliated investments (cost: $9,126,017 and $9,126,017, respectively)    15,942,483    14,492,197 
Cash equivalents    10,081,620    13,905,059 
Restricted cash    2,402,254    3,175,805 
Interest and distributions receivable    4,569,350    4,682,735 
Other assets    462,084    392,784 
Total assets   $466,118,490   $467,145,213 
LIABILITIES          
Notes payable – Credit Facility, net of deferred issuance costs  $77,301,544   $85,522,569 
Notes payable – 6.50% Unsecured Notes, net of deferred issuance costs    62,744,927    62,664,863 
Securities purchased not settled    4,433,875     
Base management fee and net investment income incentive fee payable to
affiliate
   2,782,589    3,227,456 
Accrued interest payable    339,407    488,608 
Accrued expenses    572,141    517,470 
Total liabilities    148,174,483    152,420,966 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 13)          
NET ASSETS          
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 47,650,959
and 47,650,959 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
   476,509    476,509 
Capital in excess of par value    456,970,560    456,970,560 
Total distributable earnings / (accumulated losses)   (139,503,062)   (142,722,822)
Total net assets    317,944,007    314,724,247 
Total liabilities and net assets   $466,118,490   $467,145,213 
Net asset value per common share   $6.67   $6.60 

 

See Accompanying Notes.

 

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OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

March 31, 2019

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT
   COST   FAIR VALUE(2)   % of Net
Assets
 
Senior Secured Notes                    
Aerospace and Defense                    
Novetta, LLC                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.50% (LIBOR + 5.00%), (1.00% floor) due October 16, 2022(4)(5)(6)(16)(21)  $5,514,380   $5,466,090   $5,397,199      
Total Aerospace and Defense       $5,466,090   $5,397,199    1.7%
                     
Business Services                    
Access CIG, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.24% (LIBOR + 3.75%), (0.00% floor) due February 27, 2025(4)(5)(6)(14)(15)(21)  $495,001   $495,001   $488,507      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.24% (LIBOR + 7.75%), (0.00% floor) due February 27, 2026(4)(5)(14)(16)(21)   16,754,000    16,857,649    16,530,669      
                     
Convergint Technologies, LLC                    
second lien senior secured notes, 9.25% (LIBOR + 6.75%), (0.75% floor) due February 2, 2026(4)(5)(16)(21)   1,500,000    1,492,951    1,440,000      
                     
Imagine! Print Solutions                    
second lien senior secured notes, 11.25% (LIBOR + 8.75%), (1.00% floor) due June 21, 2023(4)(5)(16)(21)   15,000,000    14,844,966    13,275,000      
                     
OMNIA Partners, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.55%  (LIBOR + 3.75%), (0.00% floor ) due May 23, 2025(4)(5)(6)(14)(15)(21)   5,955,000    5,957,958    5,910,338      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.30%  (LIBOR + 7.50%), (0.00% floor) due May 22, 2026(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   14,000,000    13,937,356    13,510,000      
                     
Premiere Global Services, Inc.                    
senior secured notes, 9.24% (LIBOR + 6.50%), (1.00% floor) due December 8, 2021(4)(5)(6)(15)   14,533,279    13,725,345    9,119,633      
second lien senior secured notes, 12.30% (LIBOR + 9.50%), (1.00% floor) due June 6, 2022(4)(5)(15)   10,000,000    9,800,508    5,000,000      
                     
Verifone Systems, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.68% (LIBOR + 4.00%), (0.00% floor) due August 20, 2025(4)(5)(6)(15)(21)   6,982,500    6,951,043    6,886,491      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.68% (LIBOR + 8.00%), (0.00% floor) due August 20, 2026(4)(5)(15)(21)   8,000,000    7,925,691    7,820,000      
Total Business Services       $91,988,468   $79,980,638    25.2%
                     
Diversified Insurance                    
AmeriLife Group LLC                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.25%  (LIBOR + 4.75%), (1.00% floor)  due July 10, 2022(4)(5)(6)(16)(21)  $14,944,028   $14,857,061   $14,906,668      
Total Diversified Insurance       $14,857,061   $14,906,668    4.7%
                     
Education                    
Edmentum, Inc. (f/k/a Plato, Inc.)                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.24%  (LIBOR + 4.50%), (1.00% floor) Cash, 4.00% PIK due June 9, 2021(3)(4)(5)(6)(15)(21)  $5,982,205   $5,942,815   $5,025,052      
Total Education       $5,942,815   $5,025,052    1.6%
                     
Financial Intermediaries                    
First American Payment Systems                    
second lien senior secured notes, 13.14%  (LIBOR + 10.50%), (1.00% floor) due July 5, 2024(4)(5)(21)(22)  $1,500,000   $1,464,666   $1,498,125      
                     
Lighthouse Network, LLC (f/k/a Harbortouch Payments, LLC)                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.24%  (LIBOR + 4.50%), (1.00% floor) due November 30, 2024(4)(5)(6)(14)(15)(21)   3,456,250    3,442,077    3,447,609      
second lien senior secured notes, 11.24%  (LIBOR + 8.50%), (1.00% floor) due November 30, 2025(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   16,490,000    16,332,825    16,118,975      
Total Financial Intermediaries       $21,239,568   $21,064,709    6.6%

 

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OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

March 31, 2019

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT
   COST   FAIR VALUE(2)   % of Net
Assets
 
Senior Secured Notes - (continued)                    
Healthcare                    
Keystone Acquisition Corp.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 8.05%  (LIBOR + 5.25%), (1.00% floor) due May 1, 2024(4)(5)(6)(14)(15)(21)  $7,515,091   $7,484,448   $7,252,063      
second lien senior secured notes, 12.05%  (LIBOR + 9.25%), (1.00% floor) due May 1, 2025(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   13,000,000    12,860,554    12,610,000      
                     
Viant Medical Holdings, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.55%  (LIBOR + 3.75%), (0.00% floor ) due July 2, 2025(4)(5)(15)(21)   9,950,000    9,950,795    9,950,000      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.55%  (LIBOR + 7.75%), (0.00% floor) due July 2, 2026(4)(5)(15)(21)   5,000,000    4,954,100    4,968,750      
                     
ScribeAmerica, LLC                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.01%  (LIBOR + 4.50%), (0.00% floor ) due April 3, 2025(4)(5)(6)(16)   12,437,186    12,345,239    12,250,628      
Total Healthcare       $47,595,136   $47,031,441    14.8%
                     
Logistics                    
Capstone Logistics Acquisition, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.00%  (LIBOR + 4.50%), (1.00% floor) due October 7, 2021(4)(5)(6)(16)(21)  $13,221,953   $13,201,582   $13,188,898      
Total Logistics       $13,201,582   $13,188,898    4.1%
                     
Printing and Publishing                    
Merrill Communications, LLC                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.99%  (LIBOR + 5.25%), (1.00% floor ) due June 01, 2022(4)(5)(6)(15)(21)  $4,860,339   $4,853,313   $4,872,490      
Total Printing and Publishing       $4,853,313   $4,872,490    1.5%
                     
Software                    
ECI Software Solutions, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.06%  (LIBOR + 4.25%), (1.00% floor ) due September 27, 2024(4)(5)(6)(14)(15)(21)  $4,949,749   $4,965,477   $4,912,626      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.80%  (LIBOR + 8.00%), (1.00% floor) due September 29, 2025(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   15,000,000    14,914,846    14,700,000      
                     
Help/Systems Holdings, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.25%  (LIBOR + 3.75%), (0.00% floor) due March 28, 2025(4)(5)(14)(16)(21)   3,970,000    3,978,608    3,915,413      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.25%  (LIBOR + 7.75%), (0.00% floor) due March 27, 2026(4)(5)(14)(16)(21)   15,500,000    15,487,198    15,383,750      
                     
Quest Software, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.99%  (LIBOR + 4.25%), (0.00% floor ) due May 16, 2025(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)  $5,985,000   $5,958,399   $5,895,225      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.99%  (LIBOR + 8.25%), (0.00% floor) due May 18, 2026(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   15,000,000    14,861,918    14,756,250      
Total Software       $60,166,446   $59,563,264    18.7%
                     
Telecommunications Services                    
Global Tel Link Corp.                    
second lien senior secured notes, 10.75%  (LIBOR + 8.25%), (0.00% floor) due November 29, 2026(4)(5)(14)(16)  $17,000,000   $16,710,304   $16,603,390      
Total Telecommunication Services       $16,710,304   $16,603,390    5.2%
                     
Utilities                    
CLEAResult Consulting, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.02%  (LIBOR + 3.50%), (0.00% floor ) due August 8, 2025(4)(5)(16)(21)  $4,975,000   $4,951,909   $4,912,813      
second lien senior secured notes, 9.77%  (LIBOR + 7.25%), (0.00% floor) due August 10, 2026(4)(5)(16)(21)   7,650,000    7,677,050    7,477,875      
Total Utilities       $12,628,959   $12,390,688    3.9%
Total Senior Secured Notes       $294,649,742   $280,024,437    88.0%

 

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OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

March 31, 2019

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT
   COST   FAIR VALUE(2)   % of Net
Assets
 
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Debt Investments                    
                     
Structured Finance                    
Galaxy XXVIII CLO, Ltd.                    
CLO secured class F notes, 11.27% (LIBOR + 8.48%), due July 15, 2031(4)(5)(11)(12)(15)  $1,000,000   $929,092   $926,200      
Total Structured Finance       $929,092   $926,200    0.3%
Total Collateralized Loan Obligation - Debt Investments       $929,092   $926,200    0.3%
                     
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Equity Investments                    
                     
Structured Finance                    
AMMC CLO XI, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 15.52% due April 30, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)  $6,000,000   $3,839,492   $3,180,000      
                     
AMMC CLO XII, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 13.32% due November 10, 2030(9)(11)(12)(17)   12,921,429    7,163,945    5,427,000      
                     
Babson CLO Ltd. 2015-I                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 15.57% due January 20, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)   2,840,000    1,890,069    1,533,600      
                     
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-2, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 22.07% due January 18, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)   9,250,000    5,808,451    5,725,616      
                     
Cedar Funding II CLO, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 11.37% due June 09, 2030(9)(11)(12)(17)   18,000,000    13,508,825    10,260,000      
                     
Cedar Funding VI CLO, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 14.39% due October 20, 2028(9)(11)(12)(17)   7,700,000    7,504,348    6,468,000      
                     
CIFC Funding 2014-3, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 15.89% due October 22, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)   10,000,000    6,513,574    5,600,000      
                     
Galaxy XXVIII CLO, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 14.62% due July 15, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)   2,000,000    1,038,529    795,141      
                     
Hull Street CLO Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield -11.60% due October 18, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)   5,000,000    1,590,367    650,000      
                     
Ivy Hill Middle Market Credit Fund VII, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 9.25% due October 20, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)   10,800,000    9,092,423    6,409,660      
                     
Madison Park Funding XIX, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 13.30% due January 22, 2028(9)(11)(12)(17)   5,422,500    5,236,544    4,771,800      
                     
Octagon Investment Partners 38, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 17.38% due July 20, 2030(9)(11)(12)(17)   5,000,000    4,352,357    4,400,000      
                     
Regatta XV Funding, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 0.00% due October 25, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)(23)   3,000,000    -    90,000      
                     
Sound Point CLO XVI, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 16.16% due July 25, 2030(9)(11)(12)(14)(17)   45,500,000    43,937,113    38,220,000      
                     
Steele Creek CLO 2014-1, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 22.52% due April 21, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)   4,250,000    3,040,516    2,989,875      
                     
Telos CLO 2013-3, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 10.37% due July 17, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)   14,447,790    9,155,084    5,345,682      

 

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OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

March 31, 2019

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT/SHARES
   COST   FAIR VALUE(2)   % of Net
Assets
 
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Equity Investments (continued)                    
Structured Finance - (continued)                    
Telos CLO 2013-4, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 18.25% due January 17, 2030(9)(11)(12)(17)  $11,350,000   $7,455,077   $5,961,705      
                     
Telos CLO 2014-5, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 21.74% due April 17, 2028(9)(11)(12)(17)   28,500,000    18,624,129    14,854,910      
                     
Venture XIV, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 13.54%  due August 28, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)   2,500,000    1,568,797    1,075,000      
                     
Venture XVII, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 19.64% due April 15, 2027(9)(11)(12)(17)  6,200,000   4,094,730   3,135,209      
                     
Venture XX, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 14.28% due April 15, 2027(9)(11)(12)(17)   3,000,000    2,156,094    1,710,000      
                     
Vibrant CLO V, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 13.50% due January 20, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)   13,475,000    11,940,372    8,758,750      
                     
West CLO 2014-1, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 2.24% due July 18, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)   9,250,000    6,077,013    4,255,000      
                     
Windriver 2012-1 CLO, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield -3.40% due January 15, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)   7,500,000    4,355,171    2,505,647      
                     
Zais CLO 6, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 18.43% due July 15, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)   10,500,000    8,021,317    6,825,000      
                     
CLO Equity Side Letter Related Investments(11)(12)(13)        125,000    762,467      
Total Structured Finance       $188,089,337   $151,710,062    47.7%
Total Collateralized Loan Obligation  - Equity Investments       $188,089,337   $151,710,062    47.7%
                     
Common Stock                    
IT Consulting                    
Unitek Global Services, Inc.                    
common equity(7)(14)   1,244,188   $684,960   $634,536      
Total IT Consulting       $684,960   $634,536    0.2%
Total Common Stock       $684,960   $634,536    0.2%
                     
Preferred Equity                    
IT Consulting                    
Unitek Global Services, Inc.                    
Series A Preferred Equity(7)(14)(24)   5,706,866   $3,677,000   $8,902,711      
Series A Senior Preferred Equity(7)(14)(25)   3,002,455   2,762,421   4,143,387      
Series A Super Senior Preferred Stock(7)(14)(26)   2,001,636    2,001,636    2,261,849      
Total IT Consulting       $8,441,057   $15,307,947    4.8%
Total Preferred Equity       $8,441,057   $15,307,947    4.8%
                     
Other Investments                    
Software                    
Algorithmic Implementations, Inc. (d/b/a "Ai Squared")                    
Earnout payments(7)(18)       $500,000    -      
Total Software       $500,000   $-    0.0%
Total Other Investments       $500,000   $-    0.0%
                     
Total Investments in Securities(8)       $493,294,188   $448,603,182    141.0%
                     
Cash Equivalents                    
First American Government Obligations Fund(19)       $10,081,620   $10,081,620      
Total Cash Equivalents       $10,081,620   $10,081,620    3.2%
Total Investments in Securities and Cash Equivalents       $503,375,808   $458,684,802    144.2%

 

 

(1)Other than Unitek Global Services, Inc., of which we are deemed to be an “affiliate,” we do not “control” and are not an “affiliate” of any of our portfolio companies, each as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”). In general, under the 1940 Act, we would be presumed to “control” a portfolio company if we owned 25% or more of its voting securities and would be an “affiliate” of a portfolio company if we owned 5% or more of its voting securities.
(2)Fair value is determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company.
(3)Portfolio includes $5,982,205 of principal amount of debt investments which contain a PIK provision at March 31, 2019.
(4)Notes bear interest at variable rates.
(5)Cost reflects accretion of original issue discount or market discount.
(6)Cost reflects repayment of principal.
(7)Non-income producing at the relevant period end.
(8)Aggregate gross unrealized appreciation for federal income tax purposes is $12,572,152; aggregate gross unrealized depreciation for federal income tax purposes is $75,371,217. Net unrealized depreciation is $62,799,065 based upon a tax cost basis of $511,402,247.
(9)Cost reflects accretion of effective yield less any cash distributions received or entitled to be received from CLO equity investments.
(10)The CLO equity investment was optionally redeemed. Refer to “Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”
(11)Indicates assets that the Company believes do not represent “qualifying assets” under Section 55(a) of the 1940 Act Qualifying assets must represent at least 70% of the Company’s total assets at the time of acquisition of any additional non-qualifying assets. As of March 31, 2019, the Company held qualifying assets that represented 66.9% of its total assets.
(12)Investment not domiciled in the United States.
(13)Fair value represents discounted cash flows associated with fees earned from CLO equity investments.
(14)Aggregate investments represent greater than 5% of net assets.
(15)The principal balance outstanding for this debt investment, in whole or in part, is indexed to 90-day LIBOR.    
(16)The principal balance outstanding for this debt investment, in whole or in part, is indexed to 30-day LIBOR.    
(17)The CLO subordinated notes and income notes are considered equity positions in the CLO funds. Equity investments are entitled to recurring distributions which are generally equal to the remaining cash flow of the payments made by the underlying fund’s securities less contractual payments to debt holders and fund expenses. The estimated yield indicated is based upon a current projection of the amount and timing of these recurring distributions and the estimated amount of repayment of principal upon expected redemption. Such projections are periodically reviewed and adjusted, and the estimated yield may not ultimately be realized.
(18)Represents the earnout payments related to the sale of Algorithmic Implementations, Inc. (d/b/a “Ai Squared”).
(19)Represents cash equivalents held in money market accounts as of March 31, 2019.
(20)The fair value of the investment was determined using significant unobservable inputs. Refer to “Note 4. Fair Value.”
(21)All or a portion of this investment represents collateral under the Credit Facility.    
(22)The principal balance outstanding for this debt investment, in whole or in part, is indexed to 60-day LIBOR.    
(23)This investment represents our percent ownership in certain equity securities transferred to OXSQ upon the redemption of this investment on October 25, 2018.

(24)The Company holds preferred equity in UniTek Global Services, Inc. that is entitled to receive cumulative preferential dividends at a rate of 13.5% per annum payable in cash. Refer to “Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”

(25)The Company holds preferred equity in UniTek Global Services, Inc. that is entitled to receive cumulative preferential dividends at a rate of 19.0% per annum payable in cash. Refer to “Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”

(26)The Company holds preferred equity in UniTek Global Services, Inc. that is entitled to received cumulative preferential dividends at a rate of 20.0% per annum payable in cash. Refer to “Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”

 

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OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

December 31, 2018

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)

  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT
   COST  

FAIR 
VALUE(2)

   % of Net
Assets
 
Senior Secured Notes                    
Aerospace and Defense                    
Novetta, LLC                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.53% (LIBOR + 5.00%), (1.00% floor) due October 16, 2022(4)(5)(6)(16)(21)  $5,528,630   $5,479,773   $5,348,950      
Total Aerospace and Defense       $5,479,773   $5,348,950    1.7%
                     
Business Services                    
Access CIG, Inc.                    
first lien incremental senior secured notes, 6.46% (LIBOR + 3.75%), (0.00% floor) due February 27, 2025(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)  $496,250   $496,250   $481,055      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.46% (LIBOR + 7.75%), (0.00% floor) due February 27, 2026(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   16,754,000    16,858,239    16,446,899      
                     
Convergint Technologies, LLC                    
second lien senior secured notes, 9.27% (LIBOR + 6.75%), (0.75% floor) due February 2, 2026(4)(5)(16)(21)   1,500,000    1,492,945    1,410,000      
                     
Imagine! Print Solutions                    
second lien senior secured notes, 11.28% (LIBOR + 8.75%), (1.00% floor) due June 21, 2023(4)(5)(16)(21)   15,000,000    14,839,700    13,350,000      
                     
OMNIA Partners, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.55% (LIBOR + 3.75%), (0.00% floor ) due May 23, 2025(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   5,970,000    5,971,918    5,790,900      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.30% (LIBOR + 7.50%), (0.00% floor) due May 22, 2026(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   14,000,000    13,935,939    13,580,000      
                     
Premiere Global Services, Inc.                    
senior secured notes, 9.09% (LIBOR + 6.50%), (1.00% floor) due December 8, 2021(4)(5)(6)(14)(15)(21)   14,747,634    13,866,831    11,798,107      
second lien senior secured notes, 11.92% (LIBOR + 9.50%), (1.00% floor) due June 6, 2022(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   10,000,000    9,787,854    8,000,000      
                     
Verifone Systems, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.64% (LIBOR + 4.00%), (0.00% floor) due August 20, 2025(4)(5)(6)(15)(21)   7,000,000    6,966,062    6,747,510      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.64% (LIBOR + 8.00%), (0.00% floor) due August 20, 2026(4)(5)(15)(21)   8,000,000    7,922,744    7,860,000      
Total Business Services       $92,138,482   $85,464,471    27.2%
                     
Diversified Insurance                    
AmeriLife Group LLC                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.27% (LIBOR + 4.75%), (1.00% floor) due July 10, 2022(4)(5)(6)(16)(21)  $14,983,674   $14,891,788   $14,684,001      
Total Diversified Insurance       $14,891,788   $14,684,001    4.7%
                     
Education                    
Edmentum, Inc. (f/k/a Plato, Inc.)                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.03% (LIBOR + 4.50%), (1.00% floor) Cash, 4.00% PIK due June 9, 2021(3)(4)(5)(6)(15)  $5,907,089   $5,860,128   $4,902,884      
Total Education       $5,860,128   $4,902,884    1.6%

 

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CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — (continued)

December 31, 2018

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)

  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT
   COST  

FAIR 
VALUE(2)

  

% of Net
Assets

 
Senior Secured Notes – (continued)                    
Financial Intermediaries                    
First American Payment Systems                    
second lien senior secured notes, 13.04% (LIBOR + 10.50%), (1.00% floor) due July 5, 2024(4)(5)(21)(22)  $1,500,000   $1,463,325   $1,498,125      
                     
Lighthouse Network, LLC (f/k/a Harbortouch Payments, LLC)                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.03% (LIBOR + 4.50%), (1.00% floor) due November 30, 2024(4)(5)(6)(15)(21)   3,465,000    3,450,119    3,430,350      
second lien senior secured notes, 11.03% (LIBOR + 8.50%), (1.00% floor) due November 30, 2025(4)(5)(15)(21)   12,000,000    11,894,617    11,910,000      
Total Financial Intermediaries       $16,808,061   $16,838,475    5.4%
                     
Healthcare                    
Keystone Acquisition Corp.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 8.05% (LIBOR + 5.25%), (1.00% floor) due May 1, 2024(4)(5)(6)(14)(15)(21)  $7,534,165   $7,500,602   $7,345,811      
second lien senior secured notes, 12.05% (LIBOR + 9.25%), (1.00% floor) due May 1, 2025(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   13,000,000    12,852,264    12,707,500      
                     
Viant Medical Holdings, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.55% (LIBOR + 3.75%), (0.00% floor ) due July 2, 2025(4)(5)(15)(21)   9,975,000    9,975,865    9,812,906      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.55% (LIBOR + 7.75%), (0.00% floor) due July 2, 2026(4)(5)(15)(21)   5,000,000    4,953,106    4,850,000      
                     
Scribe America, LLC                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.88% (LIBOR + 4.50%), (0.00% floor ) due April 3, 2025(4)(5)(16)   12,468,593    12,374,678    12,203,635      
Total Healthcare       $47,656,515   $46,919,852    14.9%
                     
Logistics                    
Capstone Logistics Acquisition, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.02% (LIBOR + 4.50%), (1.00% floor) due October 7, 2021(4)(5)(6)(16)(21)  $13,221,953   $13,199,885   $12,998,899      
Total Logistics       $13,199,885   $12,998,899    4.1%
                     
Printing and Publishing                    
Merrill Communications, LLC                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.78% (LIBOR + 5.25%), (1.00% floor ) due June 01, 2022(4)(5)(6)(15)(21)  $4,860,339   $4,852,862   $4,836,037      
Total Printing and Publishing       $4,852,862   $4,836,037    1.5%
                     
Software                    
ECI Software Solutions, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 7.06% (LIBOR + 4.25%), (1.00% floor ) due September 27, 2024(4)(5)(6)(14)(15)(21)  $4,962,312   $4,978,040   $4,863,066      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.80% (LIBOR + 8.00%), (1.00% floor) due September 29, 2025(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   15,000,000    14,907,907    14,737,500      

 

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CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — (continued)

December 31, 2018

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)

  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT
   COST  

FAIR 
VALUE(2)

   % of Net
Assets
 
Senior Secured Notes – (continued)                    
Software – (continued)                    
Help/Systems Holdings, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.27% (LIBOR + 3.75%), (0.00% floor) due March 28, 2025(4)(5)(14)(16)(21)  $3,980,000   $3,988,911   $3,810,850      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.27% (LIBOR + 7.75%), (0.00% floor) due March 27, 2026(4)(5)(14)(16)(21)   15,500,000    15,489,645    15,035,000      
                     
Quest Software, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.78% (LIBOR + 4.25%), (0.00% floor ) due May 16, 2025(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   6,000,000    5,972,430    5,790,000      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.78% (LIBOR + 8.25%), (0.00% floor) due May 18, 2026(4)(5)(14)(15)(21)   15,000,000    14,859,667    14,775,000      
Total Software       $60,196,600   $59,011,416    18.8%
                     
Telecommunications Services                    
Global Tel Link Corp.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 6.96% (LIBOR + 4.25%), (0.00% floor ) due November 29, 2025(4)(5)(6)(14)(15)  $2,982,550   $2,967,952   $2,898,054      
second lien senior secured notes, 10.96% (LIBOR + 8.25%), (0.00% floor) due November 29, 2026(4)(5)(14)(15)   17,000,000    16,704,668    16,490,000      
Total Telecommunication Services       $19,672,620   $19,388,054    6.2%
                     
Utilities                    
CRCI Longhorn Holdings, Inc.                    
first lien senior secured notes, 5.89% (LIBOR + 3.50%), (0.00% floor ) due August 8, 2025(4)(5)(16)(21)  $4,987,500   $4,963,660   $4,750,594      
second lien senior secured notes, 9.64% (LIBOR + 7.25%), (0.00% floor) due August 10, 2026(4)(5)(15)(21)   7,650,000    7,677,680    7,592,625      
Total Utilities       $12,641,340   $12,343,219    3.9%
Total Senior Secured Notes       $293,398,054   $282,736,258    90.0%
                     
Collateralized Loan Obligation – Debt Investments                    
Structured Finance                    
Galaxy XXVIII CLO, Ltd.                    
CLO secured class F notes, 10.82% (LIBOR + 8.48%), due July 15, 2031(4)(5)(11)(12)(15)  $1,000,000   $927,670   $915,900      
Total Structured Finance       $927,670   $915,900    0.3%
Total Collateralized Loan Obligation – Debt Investments       $927,670   $915,900    0.3%
                     
Collateralized Loan Obligation – Equity Investments                    
Structured Finance                    
AMMC C LO XI, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 16.64% due
April 30, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)
  $6,000,000   $3,795,529   $2,880,000      
                     
AMMC C LO XII, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 14.73% due November 10, 2030(9)(11)(12)(17)   12,921,429    6,936,076    4,005,643      

 

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OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — (continued)

December 31, 2018

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)

  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT
   COST  

FAIR 
VALUE(2)

   % of Net
Assets
 
Collateralized Loan Obligation – Equity Investments – (continued)                    
Structured Finance – (continued)                    
Babson CLO Ltd. 2015-I                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 17.61% due
January 20, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)
  $2,840,000   $1,919,418   $1,476,800      
                     
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-2, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 23.93% due
January 18, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)
   9,250,000    5,671,112    5,378,741      
                     
Cedar Funding II CLO, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 13.23% due
June 09, 2030(9)(11)(12)(17)
   18,000,000    13,615,944    9,000,000      
                     
Cedar Funding VI C LO, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 14.92% due
 October 20, 2028(9)(11)(12)(17)
   7,700,000    7,500,748    5,929,000      
                     
CIFC Funding 2014-3, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 16.09% due
October 22, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)
   10,000,000    6,267,967    4,900,000      
                     
Galaxy XXVIII CLO, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 14.27% due
July 15, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)
   2,000,000    1,007,080    655,141      
                     
Hull Street CLO Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield -20.06% due October 18, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)   5,000,000    1,748,206    600,000      
                     
Ivy Hill Middle Market Credit Fund VII, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 11.72% due
October 20, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)
   10,800,000    9,169,698    6,409,660      
                     
KVK CLO 2013-2, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 8.02% due
January 15, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)
   14,200,000    1,515,422          
                     
Madison Park Funding XIX, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 14.00% due
January 22, 2028(9)(11)(12)(17)
   5,422,500    5,284,799    5,259,825      
                     
Octagon Investment Partners 38, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 17.33% due
July 20, 2030(9)(11)(12)(17)
   5,000,000    4,510,614    4,150,000      
                     
Regatta XV Funding, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 48.27% due
October 25, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)(23)
   3,000,000        90,000      
                     
Sound Point CLO XVI, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 15.86% due
July 25, 2030(9)(11)(12)(14)(17)
   45,500,000    43,936,431    39,130,000      
                     
Steele Creek CLO 2014-1, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 24.11% due
April 21, 2031(9)(11)(12)(17)
   5,000,000    3,561,059    3,597,500      

 

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CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — (continued)

December 31, 2018

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)

  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT
   COST  

FAIR 
VALUE(2)

   % of Net
Assets
 
Collateralized Loan Obligation – Equity Investments – (continued)                    
Structured Finance – (continued)                    
Telos CLO 2013-3, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 11.99% due July 17, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)  $14,447,790   $9,345,851   $5,201,204      
                     
Telos CLO 2013-4, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 17.80% due January 17, 2030(9)(11)(12)(17)   11,350,000    7,511,448    5,961,705      
                     
Telos CLO 2014-5, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 20.93% due April 1 7, 2028(9)(11)(12)(14)(17)   28,500,000    18,995,759    14,284,910      
                     
Venture XIV, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 15.18% due August 28, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)   2,500,000    1,581,371    1,075,000      
                     
Venture XVII, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 17.68% due April 15, 2027(9)(11)(12)(17)   6,200,000    4,167,706    3,259,209      
                     
Venture XX, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 19.72% due April 15, 2027(9)(11)(12)(17)   3,000,000    2,236,677    1,770,000      
                     
Vibrant CLO V, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 15.12% due January 20, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)   13,475,000    12,009,373    8,219,750      
                     
West CLO 2014-1, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 10.67% due July 18, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)   9,250,000    6,345,384    3,700,000      
                     
Windriver 2012-1 CLO, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 4.34% due January 15, 2026(9)(11)(12)(17)   7,500,000    4,588,025    2,355,647      
                     
Zais CLO 6, Ltd.                    
CLO subordinated notes, estimated yield 19.71% due July 15, 2029(9)(11)(12)(17)   10,500,000    8,060,334    6,720,000      
                     
CLO Equity Side Letter Related Investments(11)(12)(13)        125,000    834,740      
Total Structured Finance       $191,407,031   $146,844,475    46.7%
Total Collateralized Loan Obligation — Equity Investments       $191,407,031   $146,844,475    46.7%
                     
Common Stock                    
IT Consulting                    
Unitek Global Services, Inc.                    
common equity(7)   1,244,188   $684,960   $149,303      
Total IT Consulting       $684,960   $149,303    0.0%
Total Common Stock       $684,960   $149,303    0.0%

 

(continued on next page)

See Accompanying Notes.

 

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CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — (continued)

December 31, 2018

 

COMPANY/INVESTMENT(1)(20)

  PRINCIPAL
AMOUNT/Shares
   COST  

FAIR 
VALUE(2)

   % of Net
Assets
 
Preferred Equity                    
IT Consulting                    
Unitek Global Services, Inc.                    
Series A Preferred Equity(7)(24)   5,706,866   $3,677,000   $8,217,887      
Series A Senior Preferred Equity(7)(25)   3,002,455    2,762,421    3,963,240      
Series A Super Senior Preferred Stock(7)(26)   2,001,636    2,001,636    2,161,767      
Total IT Consulting       $8,441,057   $14,342,894    4.6%
Total Preferred Equity       $8,441,057   $14,342,894    4.6%
                     
Other Investments                    
Software                    
Algorithmic Implementations, Inc. (d/b/a “Ai Squared”)                    
Earnout payments(7)(18)        500,000          
Total Software       $500,000   $    0.0%
Total Other Investments       $500,000   $    0.0%
                     
Total Investments in Securities(8)       $495,358,772   $444,988,830    141.6%
                     
Cash Equivalents                    
First American Government Obligations Fund(19)       $13,905,059   $13,905,059      
Total Cash Equivalents       $13,905,059   $13,905,059    4.4%
Total Investments in Securities and Cash Equivalents       $509,263,831   $458,893,889    146.0%

 

 

(1)Other than Unitek Global Services, Inc., of which we are deemed to be an “affiliate,” we do not “control” and are not an “affiliate” of any of our portfolio companies, each as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”).

In general, under the 1940 Act, we would be presumed to “control” a portfolio company if we owned 25% or more of its voting securities and would be an “affiliate” of a portfolio company if we owned 5% or more of its voting securities.

(2)Fair value is determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company.
(3)Portfolio includes $5,907,089 of principal amount of debt investments which contain a PIK provision at December 31, 2018.
(4)Notes bear interest at variable rates.
(5)Cost reflects accretion of original issue discount or market discount.
(6)Cost reflects repayment of principal.
(7)Non-income producing at the relevant period end.
(8)Aggregate gross unrealized appreciation for federal income tax purposes is $11,843,742; aggregate gross unrealized depreciation for federal income tax purposes is $69,559,109. Net unrealized depreciation is $57,715,367 based upon a tax cost basis of $502,704,197.
(9)Cost reflects accretion of effective yield less any cash distributions received or entitled to be received from CLO equity investments.
(10)The CLO equity investment was optionally redeemed. Refer to “Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”
(11)Indicates assets that the Company believes do not represent “qualifying assets” under Section 55(a) of the 1940 Act Qualifying assets must represent at least 70% of the Company’s total assets at the time of acquisition of any additional non-qualifying assets. As of December 31, 2018, the Company held qualifying assets that represented 68% of its total assets.
(12)Investment not domiciled in the United States.
(13)Fair value represents discounted cash flows associated with fees earned from CLO equity investments.
(14)Aggregate investments represent greater than 5% of net assets.
(15)The principal balance outstanding for this debt investment, in whole or in part, is indexed to 90-day LIBOR.
(16)The principal balance outstanding for this debt investment, in whole or in part, is indexed to 30-day LIBOR.

(17)The CLO subordinated notes and income notes are considered equity positions in the CLO funds. Equity investments are entitled to recurring distributions which are generally equal to the remaining cash flow of the payments made by the underlying fund’s securities less contractual payments to debt holders and fund expenses. The estimated yield indicated is based upon a current projection of the amount and timing of these recurring distributions and the estimated amount of repayment of principal upon expected redemption. Such projections are periodically reviewed and adjusted, and the estimated yield may not ultimately be realized.
(18)Represents the earnout payments related to the sale of Algorithmic Implementations, Inc. (d/b/a “Ai Squared”).
(19)Represents cash equivalents held in money market accounts as of December 31, 2018.
(20)The fair value of the investment was determined using significant unobservable inputs. Refer to “Note 4. Fair Value.”
(21)All or a portion of this investment represents collateral under the Credit Facility.
(22)The principal balance outstanding for this debt investment, in whole or in part, is indexed to 60-day LIBOR.
(23)This investment represents our percent ownership in certain equity securities transferred to OXSQ upon the redemption of this investment on October 25, 2018.

(24)The Company holds preferred equity in UniTek Global Services, Inc. that is entitled to receive cumulative preferential dividends at a rate of 13.5% per annum payable in cash. Refer to “Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”

(25)The Company holds preferred equity in UniTek Global Services, Inc. that is entitled to receive cumulative preferential dividends at a rate of 19.0% per annum payable in cash. Refer to “Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”

(26)The Company holds preferred equity in UniTek Global Services, Inc. that is entitled to received cumulative preferential dividends at a rate of 20.0% per annum payable in cash. Refer to “Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”

 

See Accompanying Notes.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

 

   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months
Ended 
March 31, 2018
 
INVESTMENT INCOME          
From non-affiliated investments:          
Interest income – debt investments   $7,148,481   $5,821,737 
Income from securitization vehicles and investments    6,846,925    6,802,864 
Other income    229,708    621,983 
Total investment income from non-affiliated investments    14,225,114    13,246,584 
           
From affiliated investments:          
Interest income – debt investments        100,216 
Total investment income from affiliated investments        100,216 
Total investment income    14,225,114    13,346,800 
EXPENSES          
Interest expense    2,149,841    1,126,080 
Base management fees    1,626,538    1,679,814 
Professional fees    367,251    156,918 
Compensation expense    232,928    260,089 
General and administrative    328,517    400,571 
Total expenses before incentive fees    4,705,075    3,623,472 
Net investment income incentive fees    1,156,051    1,000,232 
Total expenses    5,861,126    4,623,704 
Net investment income    8,363,988    8,723,096 
Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investments:          
Non-Affiliated investments    4,228,650    3,351,602 
Affiliated investments    1,450,286    (873,570)
Total net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) on investments    5,678,936    2,478,032 
Net realized gains/(losses):          
Non-Affiliated investments    (1,278,866)   288,935 
Extinguishment of debt    (14,106)    
Total net realized gains/(losses)    (1,292,972)   288,935 
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations   $12,749,952   $11,490,063 
Net increase in net assets resulting from net investment income per common share
(Basic and Diluted)
  $0.18   $0.17 
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share
(Basic and Diluted)
  $0.27   $0.22 
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:          
Basic and Diluted   47,650,959    51,200,060 
Distributions per share   $0.20   $0.20 

 

See Accompanying Notes.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
(unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018
 
Increase in net assets from operations:          
Net investment income   $8,363,988   $8,723,096 
Net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments    5,678,936    2,478,032 
Net realized (losses)/gains    (1,292,972)   288,935 
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations    12,749,952    11,490,063 
Distributions to stockholders:          
Distributions from net investment income    (8,100,663)   (10,152,005)
Tax return of capital distributions    (1,429,529)    
Total distributions to stockholders    (9,530,192)   (10,152,005)
Capital share transactions:          
Repurchase of common stock        (5,947,490)
Net decrease in net assets from capital share transactions        (5,947,490)
Total increase/(decrease) in net assets    3,219,760    (4,609,432)
Net assets at beginning of period    314,724,247    388,418,642 
Net assets at end of period  $317,944,007   $383,809,210 
Capital share activity:          
Shares repurchased        (990,260)
Net decrease in capital share activity        (990,260)

 

See Accompanying Notes.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES          
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations   $12,749,952   $11,490,063 
Adjustments to reconcile net increase in net assets resulting from operations to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Accretion of discounts on investments    (134,992)   (198,239)
Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs    104,784    80,070 
Increase in investments due to PIK interest income    (89,290)   (59,321)
Purchases of investments        (6,060,373)
Repayments of principal    436,790    24,887,326 
Proceeds from the sale of investments    3,613,882    1,412,943 
Net realized losses/(gains) on investments    1,278,866    (288,935)
Reductions to CLO equity cost value    1,393,203    3,930,990 
Net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments    (5,678,936)   (2,478,032)
Decrease in interest and distributions receivable    113,385    2,315,663 
(Increase) decrease in other assets    (69,300)   9,854 
Decrease in accrued interest payable    (149,201)    
Decrease in base management fee and net investment income incentive
fee payable
   (444,867)   (26,053)
Increase (decrease) in accrued expenses    54,671    (124,863)
Net cash provided by operating activities    13,178,947    34,891,093 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
Distributions paid    (9,530,192)   (10,152,005)
Repurchase of common stock        (5,947,490)
Repayment of credit facility    (8,259,851)    
Net realized losses on extinguishment of debt    14,106     
Net cash used in financing activities    (17,775,937)   (16,099,495)
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents    (4,596,990)   18,791,598 
Cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period    17,080,864    30,013,842 
Cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period   $12,483,874   $48,805,440 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES          
Cash paid for interest   $2,194,258   $1,046,016 
           
NON-CASH ACTIVITIES          
Securities sold not settled   $   $1,656,745 
Securities purchased not settled   $4,433,875   $18,611,209 

 

See Accompanying Notes.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 1. UNAUDITED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Interim consolidated financial statements of Oxford Square Capital Corp. (“OXSQ” and, together with its subsidiary, the “Company”), are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and pursuant to the requirements for reporting on Form 10-Q and Articles 6, 10 and 12 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, certain disclosures accompanying annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP are omitted. In the opinion of management, the unaudited financial results included herein contain all adjustments, consisting solely of normal accruals, considered necessary for the fair statement of financial statements for the interim period included herein. The current period’s consolidated results of operations are not necessarily indicative of results that may be achieved for the year. The interim consolidated financial statements and notes thereto should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

 

NOTE 2. ORGANIZATION

 

OXSQ was incorporated under the General Corporation Laws of the State of Maryland on July 21, 2003 and is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company. The Company has elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). In addition, the Company has elected to be treated for tax purposes as a regulated investment company (“RIC”), under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). The Company’s investment objective is to maximize its total return, by investing primarily in corporate debt securities.

 

The Company’s investment activities are managed by Oxford Square Management, LLC (“Oxford Square Management”). Oxford Square Management is an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Oxford Square Management is owned by Oxford Funds, LLC (“Oxford Funds”), its managing member and a related party, Charles M. Royce, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) who holds a minority, non-controlling interest in Oxford Square Management. Under the investment advisory agreement with Oxford Square Management (the “Investment Advisory Agreement”), the Company has agreed to pay Oxford Square Management an annual base management fee based on its gross assets as well as an incentive fee based on its performance. For further details please refer to “Note 7. Related Party Transactions.”

 

The Company’s consolidated operations include the activities of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Oxford Square Funding 2018, LLC (“OXSQ Funding”) for the periods during which it was held. OXSQ Funding, a special purpose vehicle, was formed for the purpose of entering into a credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with Citibank, N.A. Refer to “Note 6. Borrowings” for additional information on the Company’s borrowings.

 

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, OXSQ Funding for the periods during which it was held. All inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation.

 

The Company follows the accounting and reporting guidance in Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 946, Financial Services — Investment Companies. Certain prior period figures have been reclassified from those originally published in quarterly and annual reports to conform to the current period presentation for comparative purposes.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (cont.)

 

In the normal course of business, the Company may enter into contracts that contain a variety of representations and provide indemnifications. The Company’s maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown as this would involve future claims that may be made against the Company that have not yet occurred. However, based upon experience, the Company expects the risk of loss to be remote.

 

USE OF ESTIMATES

 

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP, which requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results may differ from those estimates, and these differences could be material.

 

CONSOLIDATION

 

As provided under Regulation S-X and ASC Topic 946-810, Consolidation, the Company will generally not consolidate its investment in a company other than a wholly-owned investment company or a controlled operating company whose business consists of providing services to the Company for the periods during which it was held. The Company consolidates OXSQ Funding in its financial statements, for the periods which it is held in accordance with ASC 946-810.

 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH

 

Cash equivalents consist of demand deposits and highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less. The Company places its cash equivalents with financial institutions and, at times, cash held in bank accounts may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insured limit. Cash equivalents are classified as Level 1 assets and are included on the Company’s consolidated schedule of investments. Cash equivalents are carried at cost or amortized cost which approximates fair value.

 

Restricted cash represents the cash held by the trustee of OXSQ Funding. The amount is held by the trustee for payment of interest expense and operating expenses of the entity, principal repayments on borrowings, or new investments, based upon the terms of the respective indenture, and are not available for general corporate purposes. There was approximately $2.4 million and $3.2 million of restricted cash as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

 

INVESTMENT VALUATION

 

The Company measures its investment portfolio at fair value in accordance with the provisions of ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure. Estimates made in the preparation of the Company’s consolidated financial statements include the valuation of investments and the related amounts of unrealized appreciation and depreciation of investments recorded. The Company believes that there is no single definitive method for determining fair value in good faith. As a result, determining fair value requires that judgment be applied to the specific facts and circumstances of each portfolio investment while employing a consistently applied valuation process for the types of investments the Company makes.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (cont.)

 

ASC 820-10 clarified the definition of fair value and requires companies to expand their disclosure about the use of fair value to measure assets and liabilities in interim and annual periods subsequent to initial recognition. ASC 820-10 defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. ASC 820-10 also establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. These tiers include: Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets; Level 2, which includes inputs such as quoted prices for similar securities in active markets and quoted prices for identical securities in markets that are not active; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs for which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions. The Company considers the attributes of current market conditions on an on-going basis and has determined that due to the general illiquidity of the market for its investment portfolio, whereby little or no market data exists, all of OXSQ’s investments are based upon “Level 3” inputs as of March 31, 2019.

 

The Board determines the value of its investment portfolio each quarter. In connection with that determination, members of Oxford Square Management’s portfolio management team prepare a quarterly analysis of each portfolio investment using the most recent portfolio company financial statements, forecasts and other relevant financial and operational information. The Company may engage third-party valuation firms to provide assistance in valuing certain of its syndicated loans and bilateral investments, including related equity investments, although the Board ultimately determines the appropriate valuation of each such investment. Changes in fair value, as described above, are recorded in the consolidated statements of operations as net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments.

 

Syndicated Loans

 

In accordance with ASC 820-10, the Company’s valuation procedures specifically provide for the review of indicative quotes supplied by the large agent banks that make a market for each security. However, the marketplace from which the Company obtains indicative bid quotes for purposes of determining the fair value of its syndicated loan investments has shown attributes of illiquidity as described by ASC 820-10. During such periods of illiquidity, when the Company believes that the non-binding indicative bids received from agent banks for certain syndicated loan investments that we own may not be determinative of their fair value or when no market indicative quote is available, the Company may engage third-party valuation firms to provide assistance in valuing certain syndicated investments that OXSQ owns. In addition, Oxford Square Management analyzes each syndicated loan by reviewing the portfolio company’s financial statements, covenant compliance and recent trading activity in the security, if known, and other business developments related to the portfolio company. All available information, including non-binding indicative bids which may not be determinative of fair value, is presented to the Valuation Committee to consider in its determination of fair value. In some instances, there may be limited trading activity in a security even though the market for the security is considered not active. In such cases the Valuation Committee will consider the number of trades, the size and timing of each trade, and other circumstances around such trades, to the extent such information is available, in its determination of fair value. The Valuation Committee will evaluate the impact of such additional information, and factor it into its consideration of the fair value that is indicated by the analysis provided by third-party valuation firms, if any. All information is presented to the Board for its determination of fair value of these investments.

 

Collateralized Loan Obligations — Debt and Equity

 

The Company holds a number of debt and equity positions in collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) investment vehicles and CLO warehouse investments. These investments are special purpose financing vehicles. In valuing such investments, the Company considers the indicative prices provided by a recognized industry pricing service as a primary source, and the implied yield of such prices, supplemented by actual trades executed in the market at or around period-end, as well as the indicative prices provided by the broker who arranges transactions in such investment vehicles. The Company also considers those instances in which the record date for an equity distribution payment falls on or before the last day of the period, and the likelihood that a prospective purchaser would require a downward adjustment to the indicative price representing substantially all of the pending distribution.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (cont.)

 

Additional factors include any available information on other relevant transactions including firm bids and offers in the market and information resulting from bids-wanted-in-competition. In addition, the Company considers the operating metrics of the specific investment vehicle, including compliance with collateralization tests, defaulted and restructured securities, and payment defaults, if any. Oxford Square Management or the Valuation Committee may request an additional analysis by a third-party firm to assist in the valuation process of CLO investment vehicles. All information is presented to the Board for its determination of fair value of these investments.

 

Bilateral Investments (Including Equity)

 

Bilateral investments for which market quotations are readily available are valued by an independent pricing agent or market maker. If such market quotations are not readily available, under the valuation procedures approved by the Board, upon the recommendation of the Valuation Committee, a third-party valuation firm will prepare valuations for each of OXSQ’s bilateral investments that, when combined with all other investments in the same portfolio company, (i) have a value as of the previous quarter of greater than or equal to 2.5% of its total assets as of the previous quarter, and (ii) have a value as of the current quarter of greater than or equal to 2.5% of its total assets as of the current quarter, after taking into account any repayment of principal during the current quarter. In addition, in those instances where a third-party valuation is prepared for a portfolio investment which meets the parameters noted in (i) and (ii) above, the frequency of those third-party valuations is based upon the grade assigned to each such security under its credit grading system as follows: Grade 1, at least annually; Grade 2, at least semi-annually; Grades 3, 4, and 5, at least quarterly. Bilateral investments which do not meet the parameters in (i) and (ii) above are not required to have a third-party valuation and, in those instances, a valuation analysis will be prepared by Oxford Square Management. Oxford Square Management also retains the authority to seek, on the Company’s behalf, additional third-party valuations with respect to the Company’s bilateral portfolio securities, syndicated loan investments, and CLO investment vehicles. All information is presented to the Board for its determination of fair value of these investments.

 

INVESTMENT INCOME

 

Interest Income

 

Interest income is recorded on an accrual basis using the contractual rate applicable to each debt investment and includes the accretion of market discounts and/or original issue discount (“OID”) and amortization of market premiums. Discounts from and premiums to par value on securities purchased are accreted/amortized into interest income over the life of the respective security using the effective yield method. The amortized cost of investments represents the original cost adjusted for the accretion of discounts and amortization of premiums, if any.

 

Generally, when interest and/or principal payments on a loan become past due, or if the Company otherwise does not expect the borrower to be able to service its debt and other obligations, the Company will place the loan on non-accrual status and will cease recognizing interest income on that loan for financial reporting purposes until all principal and interest have been brought current through payment or due to restructuring such that the interest income is deemed to be collectible. The Company generally restores non-accrual loans to accrual status when past due principal and interest is paid and, in the Company’s judgment, is likely to remain current. As of March 31, 2019 and as of December 31, 2018, the Company had no debt investments that were on non-accrual status.

 

Interest income also includes a payment-in-kind (“PIK”) provision on certain investments in the Company’s portfolio. Refer to the section below, “Payment-In-Kind,” for a description of the PIK provision and its impact on interest income.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (cont.)

 

Payment-In-Kind

 

The Company has debt investments in its portfolio which contain a contractual PIK provision. Certain PIK investments offer issuers the option at each payment date of making payments in cash or additional securities. PIK interest computed at the contractual rate is accrued into income and added to the principal balance on the capitalization date. Upon capitalization, the PIK component is subject to the fair value estimates associated with their related investments. At the point the Company believes PIK is not fully expected to be realized, the PIK investment will be placed on non-accrual status. PIK investments on non-accrual status are restored to accrual status once it becomes probable that PIK will be realized.

 

Income from Securitization Vehicles and Investments

 

Income from investments in the equity class securities of CLO vehicles (typically income notes or subordinated notes) is recorded using the effective interest method in accordance with the provisions of ASC 325-40, based upon an effective yield to the expected redemption utilizing estimated cash flows, including those CLO equity investments that have not made their inaugural distribution for the relevant period end. The Company monitors the expected residual payments, and effective yield is determined and updated periodically, as needed. Accordingly, investment income recognized on CLO equity securities in the GAAP statement of operations differs from both the tax-basis investment income and from the cash distributions actually received by the Company during the period.

 

Other Income

 

Other income includes prepayment, amendment, and other fees earned by the Company’s loan investments, distributions from fee letters and success fees associated with portfolio investments. Distributions from fee letters are an enhancement to the return on a CLO equity investment and are based upon a percentage of the collateral manager’s fees, and are recorded as other income when earned. The Company may also earn success fees associated with its investments in certain securitization vehicles or CLO warehouse facilities, which are contingent upon a repayment of the warehouse by a permanent CLO securitization structure; such fees are earned and recognized when the repayment is completed.

 

Preferred Equity Dividends

 

The Company holds preferred equity investments in its portfolio that contain cumulative preferred dividends that accumulate quarterly. The Company will record cumulative preferred dividends as investment income when they are declared by the portfolio company’s board of directors or upon any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the portfolio company.  As of March 31, 2019, approximately $4.6 million of cumulative preferred dividends had accumulated but had yet to be recorded as investment income by the Company.  These dividends are considered in the estimation of fair value of these preferred equity investments.

 

DEFERRED DEBT ISSUANCE COSTS

 

Deferred debt issuance costs consist of fees and expenses incurred in connection with the closing or amending of credit facilities and debt offerings, and are capitalized at the time of payment. These costs are amortized using the straight line method over the terms of the respective credit facilities and debt securities. The amortized expenses are included in interest expense in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. The unamortized deferred debt issuance costs are included on the Company’s statement of assets and liabilities as a direct deduction from the related debt liability. Upon early termination or partial principal pay down of debt, or a credit facility, the unamortized costs related to such debt are accelerated into realized losses on extinguishment of debt on the Company’s consolidated statement of operations.

 

EQUITY OFFERING COSTS

 

Equity offering costs consist of fees and expenses incurred in connection with the registration and public offer and sale of the Company’s common stock, including legal, accounting and printing fees. These costs are deferred at the time of incurrence and are subsequently charged as a reduction to capital when the offering takes place or as shares are issued. Deferred costs are periodically reviewed and expensed if the related registration is no longer active.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (cont.)

 

SHARE REPURCHASES

 

From time to time, the Board may authorize a share repurchase program under which shares are purchased in open market transactions. Since the Company is incorporated in the State of Maryland, state law requires share repurchases to be accounted for as a share retirement. The cost of repurchased shares is charged against capital on the settlement date.

 

SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS

 

Securities transactions are recorded on trade date. Realized gains and losses on investments sold are recorded on the basis of specific identification. Distributions received on CLO equity investments which were optionally redeemed are first applied to the remaining cost basis until it is reduced to zero, after which distributions are recorded as realized gains. An optional redemption feature of a CLO allows a majority of the holders of the equity securities issued by the CLO issuer, after the end of a specified non-call period, to cause the redemption of the secured notes issued by the CLO with proceeds of either the liquidation of the CLO’s assets or through a refinancing with new debt. The optional redemption is effectively a voluntary prepayment of the secured debt issued by the CLO prior to the stated maturity of such debt.

 

U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAXES

 

The Company intends to operate so as to qualify to be taxed as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code and, as such, to not be subject to U.S. federal income tax on the portion of its taxable income and gains distributed to stockholders. To qualify for RIC tax treatment, the Company is required to distribute at least 90% of its investment company taxable income annually, meet diversification requirements quarterly and file Form 1120-RIC, as defined by the Code.

 

Because U.S. federal income tax regulations differ from GAAP, distributions in accordance with tax regulations may differ from net investment income and realized gains recognized for financial reporting purposes. Differences may be permanent or temporary. Permanent differences are reclassified among capital accounts in the consolidated financial statements to reflect their tax character. Temporary differences arise when certain items of income, expense, gain or loss are recognized at some time in the future. Differences in classification may also result from the treatment of short-term gains as ordinary income for tax purposes.

 

The Company recognizes the tax benefits of uncertain tax positions only when the position is more likely than not to be sustained, assuming examination by tax authorities. Through March 31, 2019, management has analyzed the Company’s tax positions and concluded that no liability for unrecognized tax benefits should be recorded related to uncertain tax positions expected to be taken in the Company’s 2019 tax returns. The Company identifies its major tax jurisdictions as U.S Federal and Connecticut State; however, the Company is not aware of any tax position for which it is reasonably possible that the total amounts of unrecognized tax benefits will change materially in the next 12 months. For tax purposes, the cost basis of the portfolio investments at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, was approximately $511.4 million and $502.7 million, respectively.

 

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In August 2018, the SEC adopted the final rule under SEC Release No. 33-10532, Disclosure Update and Simplification, amending certain disclosure requirements that were redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated or superseded. The amendments are intended to facilitate the disclosure of information to investors and simplify compliance. The compliance date for the Amendments is for all filings on or after November 5, 2018. Management has adopted the amendments and included the required disclosures in the Company’s consolidated financial statements herein. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820) – Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (“ASU 2018-13”) to improve the effectiveness of fair value measurement disclosures. This amendment modifies the disclosure requirements of fair value measurements based on the concepts in FASB Concepts Statement, Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting- Chapter 8: Notes to Financial Statements. ASU 2018-13 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019, and early adoption is permitted. Management has adopted the amendments in ASU 2018-13 as of September 30, 2018. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and disclosures.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (cont.)

 

In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-08, Receivables — Nonrefundable Fees and Other Costs (Subtopic 310-20), Premium Amortization on Purchased Callable Debt Securities (“ASU 2017-08”) which amends the amortization period for certain purchased callable debt securities held at a premium, shortening such period to the earliest call date. ASU 2017-08 does not require any accounting change for debt securities held at a discount; the discount continues to be amortized to maturity. ASU 2017-08 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. Management has assessed these changes and does not believe they will have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and disclosures.

 

NOTE 4. FAIR VALUE

 

The Company’s assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

   Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using     
Assets ($ in millions)  Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
   Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
   Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
   Total 
Senior Secured Notes   $   $   $280.0   $280.0 
CLO Debt            0.9    0.9 
CLO Equity            151.7    151.7 
Equity and Other Investments            15.9    15.9 
Total Investments at fair value(1)            448.6    448.6 
Cash equivalents    10.1            10.1 
Total assets at fair value   $10.1   $   $448.6   $458.7 

 

 

(1)Totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

The Company’s assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis at December 31, 2018 were as follows:

 

   Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using     
Assets ($ in millions)  Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
   Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
   Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
   Total 
Senior Secured Notes   $   $   $282.7   $282.7 
CLO Debt            0.9    0.9 
CLO Equity            146.8    146.8 
Equity and Other Investments            14.5    14.5 
Total Investments at fair value(1)            445.0    445.0 
Cash equivalents    13.9            13.9 
Total assets at fair value   $13.9   $   $445.0   $458.9 

 

 

(1)Totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 4. FAIR VALUE (cont.)

 

Significant Unobservable Inputs for Level 3 Investments

 

The following tables provide quantitative information about the Company’s Level 3 fair value measurements as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The Company’s valuation policy, as described above, establishes parameters for the sources and types of valuation analysis, as well as the methodologies and inputs that the Company uses in determining fair value. If the Valuation Committee or Oxford Square Management determines that additional techniques, sources or inputs are appropriate or necessary in a given situation, such additional work will be undertaken. The tables, therefore, are not all-inclusive, but provide information on the significant Level 3 inputs that are pertinent to the Company’s fair value measurements. The weighted average calculations in the table below are based on principal balances for all debt related calculations and CLO equity.

 

   Quantitative Information about Level 3 Fair Value Measurements 
Assets ($ in millions)  Fair Value
as of
March 31, 2019
   Valuation Techniques/
Methodologies
  Unobservable
Input
  Range/Weighted Average(1)  Impact to
Fair Value
from an
Increase in
Input(2)
Senior Secured Notes  $220.9   Market quotes  NBIB(3)  50.0% – 99.9%/93.3%  NA
    59.1   Recent transactions  Actual trade/payoff(4)  84.0% – 100.3%/98.0%  NA
CLO Debt   0.9   Market quotes  NBIB(3)  92.6%/ncm(5)  NA
CLO Equity   88.3   Market quotes  NBIB(3)  13.0% – 88.0%/52.4%  NA
    53.8   Yield analysis  Yield  11.6% – 14.0%/12.0%  Decrease
    0.8   Discounted cash flow(6)  Discount rate(7)  14.1% – 14.4%/14.1%  Decrease
    8.7   Recent transactions  Actual trade/payoff(4)  61.9% – 70.4%/64.6%  N/A
    0.1   Liquidation net asset value(8)  NBIB(3)  3.0%/ncm(5)  NA
Equity and Other Investments   15.9   Enterprise value(9)  EBITDA(10)/
Market multiples(10)
  $38.3 million/ncm(5)  
6.7x – 7.8x/ncm(5)
  Increase Increase
                  
Total Fair Value for Level 3 Investments(11)  $448.6             

 

 

(1)Weighted averages are calculated based on fair value of investments.
(2)The impact on the fair value measurement of an increase in each unobservable input is in isolation. The discount rate is the rate used to discount future cash flows in a discounted cash flow calculation. An increase in the discount rate, in isolation, would result in a decrease in a fair value measurement. Market/EBITDA multiples refer to the input (often derived from the value of a comparable company) that is multiplied by the historic and/or expected EBITDA of a company in order to estimate the company’s value. An increase in the Market/EBITDA multiple, in isolation, net of adjustments, would result in an increase in a fair value measurement.
(3)The Company generally uses prices provided by an independent pricing service, or broker or agent bank non-binding indicative bid prices (“NBIB”), on or near the valuation date as the primary basis for the fair value determinations for syndicated notes, and CLO debt and equity investments, which may be adjusted for pending equity distributions as of valuation date. These bid prices are non-binding, and may not be determinative of fair value. Each bid price is evaluated by the Valuation Committee in conjunction with additional information compiled by Oxford Square Management, including financial performance, recent business developments, and, in the case of CLO debt and equity investments, performance and covenant compliance information as provided by the independent trustee.
(4)Prices provided by independent pricing services are evaluated in conjunction with actual trades and payoffs and, in certain cases, the value represented by actual trades or payoffs may be more representative of fair value as determined by the Valuation Committee.
(5)The calculation of weighted average for a range of values, for a single investment within a given asset category, is not considered to provide a meaningful representation (“ncm”).
(6)The Company will calculate the fair value of certain CLO equity investments based upon the net present value of expected contractual payment streams discounted using estimated market yields for the equity tranche of the respective CLO vehicle.
(7)Discount rate represents the rate at which future cash flows are discounted to calculate a present value, reflecting market assumptions for risk.

(8)The fair value of those CLO equity positions which have been optionally redeemed are generally valued using a liquidation net asset value basis which represents the estimated expected residual value of the CLO as of the end of the period.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 4. FAIR VALUE (cont.)

 

(9)For the corporate debt investments and equity investments, third-party valuation firms evaluate the financial and operational information of the portfolio companies that the Company provides to them, as well as independent market and industry information that they consider appropriate in forming an opinion as to the fair value of the Company’s securities. In those instances where the carrying value and/or internal credit rating of the investment does not require the use of a third-party valuation firm, a valuation is prepared by Oxford Square Management, which may include liquidation analysis or which may utilize a subsequent transaction to provide an indication of fair value.
(10)EBITDA, or earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, is an unobservable input which is generally based on the most recently available twelve month financial statements provided by the portfolio company. Market multiples, also an unobservable input, represent an estimation of where market participants might value an enterprise based upon information available for comparable companies in the market.
(11)Total may not sum due to rounding.

 

   Quantitative Information about Level 3 Fair Value Measurements 
Assets ($ in millions)  Fair Value as of
December 31,
2018
   Valuation Techniques/
Methodologies
  Unobservable
Input
  Range/Weighted
Average(1)
  Impact to
Fair Value
from an
Increase in
Input(2)
Senior Secured Notes  $270.9   Market quotes  NBIB(3)  80.0% – 99.9%/96.3%  NA
    11.8   Recent transactions  Actual trade/payoff(4)  80.0%/ncm(6)  NA
CLO Debt   0.9   Market quotes  NBIB(3)  91.6%/ncm(6)  NA
CLO Equity   106.1   Market quotes  NBIB(3)  12.0% – 97.0%/59.9%  NA
    36.2   Yield Analysis  Discount margin  3.9% – 15.7%/10.2%  Decrease
    3.6   Recent transactions  Actual trade/payoff(4)  72.0%/ncm(6)  NA
    0.8   Discounted cash flow(7)  Discount rate(8)  8.0% – 14.4%/14.0%  Decrease
    0.1   Liquidation net asset value(5)  NBIB(3)  3.0%/ncm(6)  NA
Equity and Other Investments   14.5   Enterprise value(9) 

EBITDA(10)/

Market multiple(10)

 

$36.1 million/ncm(6)

6.8x – 7.8x/ncm(6)

  Increase
Increase
Total Fair Value for Level 3 Investments(11)  $445.0             

 

 

(1)Weighted averages are calculated based on fair value of investments.
(2)The impact on the fair value measurement of an increase in each unobservable input is in isolation. The discount rate is the rate used to discount future cash flows in a discounted cash flow calculation. An increase in the discount rate, in isolation, would result in a decrease in a fair value measurement. Market/EBITDA multiples refer to the input (often derived from the value of a comparable company) that is multiplied by the historic and/or expected EBITDA of a company in order to estimate the company’s value. An increase in the Market/EBITDA multiple, in isolation, net of adjustments, would result in an increase in a fair value measurement.
(3)The Company generally uses prices provided by an independent pricing service, or broker or agent bank non-binding indicative bid prices, on or near the valuation date as the primary basis for the fair value determinations for syndicated notes, and CLO debt and equity investments, which may be adjusted for pending equity distributions as of valuation date. These bid prices are non-binding, and may not be determinative of fair value. Each bid price is evaluated by the Valuation Committee in conjunction with additional information compiled by Oxford Square Management, including financial performance, recent business developments, and, in the case of CLO debt and equity investments, performance and covenant compliance information as provided by the independent trustee.
(4)Prices provided by independent pricing services are evaluated in conjunction with actual trades and payoffs and, in certain cases, the value represented by actual trades or payoffs may be more representative of fair value as determined by the Valuation Committee.
(5)The fair value of those CLO equity positions which have been optionally redeemed are generally valued using a liquidation net asset value basis which represents the estimated expected residual value of the CLO as of the end of the period.
(6)The calculation of weighted average for a range of values, for a single investment within a given asset category, is not considered to provide a meaningful representation.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 4. FAIR VALUE (cont.)

 

(7)The Company will calculate the fair value of certain CLO equity investments based upon the net present value of expected contractual payment streams discounted using estimated market yields for the equity tranche of the respective CLO vehicle. The Company will also consider those investments in which the record date for an equity distribution payment falls on or before the last day of the period, and the likelihood that a prospective purchaser would require an adjustment to the transaction price representing substantially all of the pending distribution.
(8)Discount rate represents the rate at which future cash flows are discounted to calculate a present value, reflecting market assumptions for risk.
(9)For the corporate debt investments and equity investments, third-party valuation firms evaluate the financial and operational information of the portfolio companies that the Company provides to them, as well as independent market and industry information that they consider appropriate in forming an opinion as to the fair value of the Company’s securities. In those instances where the carrying value and/or internal credit rating of the investment does not require the use of a third-party valuation firm, a valuation is prepared by Oxford Square Management, which may include liquidation analysis or which may utilize a subsequent transaction to provide an indication of fair value.
(10)EBITDA, or earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, is an unobservable input which is generally based on the most recently available twelve month financial statements provided by the portfolio company. Market multiples, also an unobservable input, represent an estimation of where market participants might value an enterprise based upon information available for comparable companies in the market.
(11)Total may not sum due to rounding.

 

Financial Instruments Disclosed, But Not Carried, At Fair Value

 

The following table presents the carrying value and fair value of the Company’s financial liabilities disclosed, but not carried, at fair value as of March 31, 2019 and the level of each financial liability within the fair value hierarchy:

 

($ in millions)  Carrying Value(1)   Fair Value   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
Credit Facility(2)  $77.3   $77.4   $   $   $77.4 
6.50% Unsecured Notes(3)   62.7    65.6        65.6     
Total  $140.0   $143.0   $   $65.6   $77.4 

 

 

(1)Carrying value is net of deferred debt issuance costs. As of March 31, 2019, the total unamortized deferred issuance costs for the Credit Facility and the 6.50% Unsecured Notes was approximately $0.1 million and $1.6 million, respectively.
(2)Fair value represents the par amount of the Credit Facility.
(3)For the 6.50% Unsecured Notes, fair value is based upon the closing price on the last day of the period. The 6.50% Unsecured Notes are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (trading symbol “OXSQL”).

 

The following table presents the carrying value and fair value of the Company’s financial liabilities disclosed, but not carried, at fair value as of December 31, 2018 and the level of each financial liability within the fair value hierarchy:

 

($ in millions)  Carrying Value(1)   Fair Value   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
Credit Facility(2)  $85.5   $85.7   $   $   $85.7 
6.50% Unsecured Notes(3)  62.7    64.4       64.4    
Total  $148.2   $150.1   $   $64.4   $85.7 

 

 

(1)Carrying value is net of deferred debt issuance costs. Deferred debt issuance costs associated with the Credit Facility totaled approximately $0.2 million as of December 31, 2018. Deferred debt issuance costs associated with the 6.50% Unsecured Notes totaled approximately $1.7 million as of December 31, 2018.
(2)Fair value represents the par amount of the Facility.
(3)For the 6.50% Unsecured Notes, fair value is based upon the closing price on the last day of the period. The 6.50% Unsecured Notes are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (trading symbol “OXSQL”).

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 4. FAIR VALUE (cont.)

 

A reconciliation of the fair value of investments for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and for the year ended December 31, 2018, utilizing significant unobservable inputs, is as follows:

 

($ in millions)  Senior
Secured
Notes
   CLO
Debt
   CLO
Equity
   Equity/
Other
Investments
   Total 
Balance at December 31, 2018  $282.7   $0.9   $146.8   $14.5   $445.0 
Realized losses included in earnings           (1.3)       (1.3)
Unrealized (depreciation) appreciation included in earnings   (4.0)       8.2    1.5    5.7 
Accretion of discount   0.1                0.1 
Purchases   4.4                4.4 
Repayments and Sales   (3.4)       (0.6)        (4.0)
Reductions to CLO equity cost value(1)           (1.4)       (1.4)
Capitalized PIK income   0.1                0.1 
Transfers in and/or (out) of level 3                    
Balance at March 31, 2019(2)  $280.0   $0.9   $151.7   $15.9   $448.6 
Net change in unrealized (losses) gains on Level 3 investments still held as of March 31, 2019  $(4.0)  $   $6.7   $1.4   $4.1 

 

 

(1)Reduction to cost value on the Company’s CLO equity investments represents the difference between distributions received, or entitled to be received, of approximately $8.2 million and the effective yield interest income of approximately $6.8 million.
(2)Totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 4. FAIR VALUE (cont.)

 

($ in millions)  Senior
Secured
Notes
   Subordinated
Debt
   CLO
Debt
   CLO
Equity
   Equity and
Other
Investments
   Total 
Balance at December 31, 2017  $242.2   $0.8   $4.7   $156.0   $14.7   $418.4 
Realized gains (losses) included in earnings   1.3        0.7    (5.5)   0.1    (3.4)
Unrealized depreciation included in earnings   (9.6)       (0.2)   (27.3)   (2.2)   (39.3)
Accretion of discount   0.6                    0.6 
Purchases   187.5        0.9    54.2    2.0    244.6 
Repayments and Sales   (139.6)   (0.8)   (5.3)   (11.7)       (157.4)
Reductions to CLO equity cost value(1)               (18.8)       (18.8)
Capitalized PIK income   0.3                    0.3 
Transfers in and/or (out) of
level 3
                        
Balance at December 31, 2018(2)  $282.7   $   $0.9   $146.8   $14.5   $445.0 
Net change in unrealized (losses) gains on Level 3 investments still held as of December 31, 2018(2)  $(9.5)  $   $   $(36.6)  $(2.3)  $(48.4)

 

 

(1)Reduction to cost value on the Company’s CLO equity investments represents the difference between distributions received, or entitled to be received, of approximately $46.6 million and the effective yield interest income of approximately $27.8 million.
(2)Totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

The following table shows the fair value of the Company’s portfolio of investments by asset class as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

   March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018 
($ in millions)  Investments at
Fair Value
   Percentage of
Total Portfolio
   Investments at
Fair Value
   Percentage of
Total Portfolio
 
Senior Secured Notes  $280.0    62.4%  $282.7    63.5%
CLO Debt   0.9    0.2%   0.9    0.2%
CLO Equity   151.7    33.8%   146.8    33.0%
Equity and Other Investments   15.9    3.6%   14.5    3.3%
Total(1)  $448.6    100.0%  $445.0    100.0%

 

 

(1)Totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 5. CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH

 

As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were as follows:

 

   March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018 
Cash  $   $ 
Cash Equivalents   10,081,620    13,905,059 
Total Cash and Cash Equivalents  $10,081,620   $13,905,059 
Restricted Cash  $2,402,254   $3,175,805 

 

For further details regarding the composition of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash refer to Note 3 — “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.”

 

NOTE 6. BORROWINGS

 

In accordance with the 1940 Act, with certain limited exceptions, the Company is only allowed to borrow amounts such that its asset coverage, as defined in the 1940 Act, is at least 200% (or 150% effective April 6, 2019), immediately after such borrowing. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company’s asset coverage for borrowed amounts was 323.0% and 308.5%, respectively.

 

On March 23, 2018, the Small Business Credit Availability Act (the “SBCAA”) was signed into law, which included various changes to regulations under the federal securities laws that impact BDCs. The SBCAA included changes to the 1940 Act to allow BDCs to decrease their asset coverage requirement to 150% from 200% under certain circumstances. On April 6, 2018, the Board, including a “required majority” (as such term is defined in Section 57(o) of the 1940 Act) of the Board, approved the modified asset coverage requirements set forth in Section 61(a)(2) of the 1940 Act, as amended by the SBCAA. As a result, the Company’s asset coverage requirements for senior securities will be changed from 200% to 150%, effective as of April 6, 2019.

 

The following are the Company’s outstanding principal amounts, carrying values and fair values of the Company’s borrowings as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018. The fair value of the 6.50% Unsecured Notes is based upon the closing price on the last day of the period. The 6.50% Unsecured Notes are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (trading symbol OXSQL). The Credit Facility fair value represents the par amount of the debt obligation as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

 

   As of 
   March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018 
($ in millions)  Principal
Amount
   Carrying
Value(1)
   Fair
Value
   Principal
Amount
   Carrying
Value(1)
   Fair
Value
 
Credit Facility  $77.4   $77.3   $77.4   $85.7   $85.5   $85.7 
6.50% Unsecured Notes   64.4    62.7    65.6    64.4    62.7    64.4 
Total  $141.8   $140.0   $143.0   $150.1   $148.2   $150.1 

 

 

(1)The Carrying Value represents the aggregate principal amount outstanding less the unamortized deferred issuance costs. As of March 31, 2019, the total unamortized deferred issuance costs for the Credit Facility and the 6.50% Unsecured Notes was approximately $0.1 million and $1.6 million, respectively. As of December 31, 2018, the total unamortized deferred issuance costs for the Credit Facility and 6.50% Unsecured Notes was approximately $0.2 million and $1.7 million, respectively.

 

The weighted average stated interest rate and weighted average maturity on the Company’s debt outstanding as of March 31, 2019 were 5.61% and 2.9 years, respectively, and as of December 31, 2018 were 5.64% and 3.1 years, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 6. BORROWINGS (cont.)

 

The table below summarizes the components of interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018:

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 
($ in thousands)  Stated
Interest
Expense
   Note
Discount
   Amortization
of Deferred
Debt
Issuance
Costs
   Total 
Credit Facility  $999.0   $   $24.7   $1,023.7 
6.50% Unsecured Notes   1,046.0        80.1    1,126.1 
Total  $2,045.0   $   $104.8   $2,149.8 

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 2018 
($ in thousands)  Stated
Interest
Expense
   Note
Discount
   Amortization
of Deferred
Debt
Issuance
Costs
   Total 
6.50% Unsecured Notes  $1,046.0   $   $80.1   $1,126.1 
Total  $1,046.0   $   $80.1   $1,126.1 

 

Notes Payable — Credit Facility

 

On June 21, 2018, OXSQ Funding entered into the Credit Facility with Citibank, N.A. Subject to certain exceptions, pricing under the Credit Facility is based on the London Interbank Offered Rate for an interest period equal to three months plus a spread of 2.25% per annum payable quarterly on March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21. Pursuant to the terms of the credit agreement governing the Credit Facility, OXSQ Funding has borrowed approximately $95.2 million. The Credit Facility has a mandatory amortization schedule such that 15.0% of the principal amount outstanding as of June 21, 2018 will be due and payable on June 21, 2019. On each payment date occurring thereafter, an additional 6.25% of the remaining principal amount outstanding will be due and payable. On June 21, 2020, all remaining principal and accrued and unpaid interest will be due and payable.

 

The Credit Facility is collateralized by a pool of loans initially consisting of loans sold by OXSQ to OXSQ Funding. OXSQ may sell and contribute additional loans to OXSQ Funding from time to time. OXSQ will act as the collateral manager of the loans owned by OXSQ Funding, and has retained a residual interest through its ownership of OXSQ Funding.

 

As of March 31, 2019, there were 18 investments in portfolio companies with a total fair value of approximately $225.7 million, collateralizing the Credit Facility. The pool of loans in OXSQ Funding must meet certain requirements, including asset mix and concentration, collateral coverage, term, agency rating, minimum coupon, minimum spread and sector diversity requirements.

 

The Company made partial principal repayments under the Credit Facility on January 30, 2019 and March 21, 2019 of approximately $7.3 million and $1.0 million, respectively. The Company recognized losses on debt extinguishment of approximately $13,000 and $1,000, respectively in the consolidated statements of operations. These losses consisted of unamortized deferred debt issuance costs.

 

The aggregate accrued interest payable on the Credit Facility as of March 31, 2019 was approximately $0.3 million. Deferred debt issuance costs consisted of fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Credit Facility. As of March 31, 2019, the unamortized deferred debt issuance costs relating to the Credit Facility was approximately $0.1 million. This amount is being amortized and included in interest expense in the consolidated statements of operations over the term of the Credit Facility. The cash paid and effective annualized interest rate for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was approximately $1.1 million and 5.07%, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 6. BORROWINGS (cont.)

 

6.50% Unsecured Notes Due 2024

 

On April 12, 2017, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of approximately $64.4 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.50% Unsecured Notes. The 6.50% Unsecured Notes will mature on March 30, 2024, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or from time to time at the Company’s option on or after March 30, 2020. The 6.50% Unsecured Notes bear interest at a rate of 6.50% per year payable quarterly on March 30, June 30, September 30, and December 30 of each year, commencing June 30, 2017.

 

The aggregate accrued interest payable on the 6.50% Unsecured Notes as of March 31, 2019 was approximately $11,600. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had unamortized deferred debt issuance costs of approximately $1.6 million relating to the 6.50% Unsecured Notes. The deferred debt issuance costs are being amortized over the term of the 6.50% Unsecured Notes and are included in interest expense in the statements of operations. The cash paid and the effective annualized interest rate for the three months ended March 31, 2019 were approximately $1.0 million and 7.09%, respectively.

  

NOTE 7. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company pays Oxford Square Management a fee for its services under the Investment Advisory Agreement consisting of two components — a base management fee (the “Base Fee”) based on its gross assets, as described below, and an incentive fee based on its performance. The cost of both the Base Fee and any incentive fees earned by Oxford Square Management are ultimately borne by the Company’s common stockholders.

 

Base Management Fee

 

Through March 31, 2016, the Base Fee was calculated at an annual rate of 2.00%. Effective April 1, 2016, the Base Fee is calculated at an annual rate of 1.50%. The Base Fee is payable quarterly in arrears, and is calculated based on the average value of the Company’s gross assets at the end of the two most recently completed calendar quarters, and appropriately adjusted for any equity or debt capital raises, repurchases or redemptions during the current calendar quarter (however, no Base Fee will be payable on the cash proceeds received by the Company in connection with any share or debt issuances until such proceeds have been invested in accordance with the Company’s investment objective). Accordingly, the Base Fee will be payable regardless of whether the value of the Company’s gross assets has decreased during the quarter. The Base Fee for any partial quarter will be appropriately prorated.

 

The following table represents the Base Fee for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, respectively:

 

   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2018
 
Base Fee  $1,626,538   $1,679,814 

 

The Base Fee payable to Oxford Square Management as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 was approximately $1.6 million and $2.1 million, respectively.

 

Incentive Fee

 

The incentive fee has two parts: the “Net Investment Income Incentive Fee” and the “Capital Gains Incentive Fee”. The Net Investment Income Incentive Fee is calculated and payable quarterly in arrears based on the amount by which (x) the “Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income” for the immediately preceding calendar quarter exceeds (y) the “Preferred Return Amount” for the current calendar quarter. For this purpose, Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income means interest income, dividend income and any other income (including any accrued income that we have not yet received in cash and any other fees such as commitment, origination, structuring, diligence and consulting fees or other fees that we receive from portfolio companies) accrued during the calendar quarter, minus the Company’s operating expenses accrued during the calendar quarter (including the Base Fee, expenses payable under a separate agreement with Oxford Funds (the “Administration Agreement”), and any interest expense and dividends paid on any issued and outstanding preferred stock, but excluding the incentive fee).

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 7. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (cont.)

 

Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income includes, in the case of investments with a deferred interest feature (such as OID, debt instruments with PIK interest and zero coupon securities), accrued income that the Company has not yet received in cash. Oxford Square Management is not under any obligation to reimburse the Company for any part of the incentive fee it received that was based on accrued income that it never received as a result of a default by an entity on the obligation that resulted in the accrual of such income. Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income does not include any realized gains, realized losses or unrealized appreciation or depreciation. Given that this portion of the incentive fee is payable without regard to any gain, loss or unrealized depreciation that may occur during the quarter, this portion of Oxford Square Management’s incentive fee may also be payable notwithstanding a decline in net asset value that quarter.

 

Effective April 1, 2016, a Preferred Return Amount is calculated on a quarterly basis by multiplying 1.75% by the Company’s net asset value at the end of the immediately preceding calendar quarter. The Net Investment Income Incentive Fee is then calculated as follows: (a) no Net Investment Income Incentive Fee is payable to Oxford Square Management in any calendar quarter in which the Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income does not exceed the Preferred Return Amount; (b) 100% of the Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income for such quarter, if any, that exceeds the Preferred Return Amount but is less than or equal to a “Catch-Up Amount” determined on a quarterly basis by multiplying 2.1875% by the Company’s net asset value at the end of such calendar quarter; and (c) for any quarter in which the Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income exceeds the Catch-Up Amount, the Net Investment Income Incentive Fee will be 20% of the amount of the Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income for such quarter. There is no accumulation of amounts from quarter to quarter for the Preferred Return Amount, and accordingly there is no claw back of amounts previously paid to Oxford Square Management if the Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income for subsequent quarters is below the quarterly Preferred Return Amount, and there is no delay of payment of incentive fees to Oxford Square Management if the Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income for prior quarters is below the quarterly Preferred Return Amount for the quarter for which the calculation is being made.

 

In addition, effective April 1, 2016, the calculation of the Company’s Net Investment Income Incentive Fee is subject to a “Total Return Requirement”, which provides that a net investment income incentive fee will not be payable to Oxford Square Management except to the extent 20% of the cumulative net increase in net assets resulting from operations (which is the amount, if positive, of the sum of the Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income, realized gains and losses and unrealized appreciation and depreciation on investments) during the calendar quarter for which such fees are being calculated and the eleven (11) preceding quarters (or if shorter, the number of quarters since April 1, 2016) exceeds the cumulative net investment income incentive fees accrued and/or paid for such eleven (11) preceding quarters (or if shorter, the number of quarters since April 1, 2016). Under the revised fee structure, under no circumstances will the aggregate fees earned from April 1, 2016 by Oxford Square Management in any quarterly period be higher than the aggregate fees that would have been earned prior to the adoption of these changes.

 

From January 1, 2005 through March 31, 2016, the Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income, which was expressed as a rate of return on the value of our net assets at the end of the immediately preceding calendar quarter, was compared to one-fourth of an annual hurdle rate that was determined as of the immediately preceding December 31st by adding 5.00% to the interest rate then payable on the most recently issued five-year U.S. Treasury Notes, up to a maximum annual hurdle rate of 10.00%. The annual hurdle used to calculate the Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 were 7.51% and 7.20%, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 7. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (cont.)

 

The following table represents the Net Investment Income Incentive Fees for each of the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively:

 

   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2018
 
Net Investment Income Incentive Fee  $1,156,051   $1,000,232 

 

The Net Investment Income Incentive Fee payable to Oxford Square Management as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 was approximately $1.2 million and $1.0 million, respectively.

 

The Capital Gains Incentive Fee is determined and payable in arrears as of the end of each calendar year (or upon termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement, as of the termination date), and equals 20% of the Company’s “Incentive Fee Capital Gains,” which consists of its realized gains on investments for each calendar year, computed net of all realized losses on investments and unrealized capital depreciation on investments for that calendar year. However, for accounting purposes only, in order to reflect the theoretical Capital Gains Incentive Fee that would be payable for a given period as if all unrealized gains on investments were realized, the Company will accrue a Capital Gains Incentive Fee based upon net realized gains/losses on investments and unrealized depreciation on investments for that calendar year (in accordance with the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement), plus unrealized appreciation on investments held at the end of the period. It should be noted that a fee so calculated and accrued for accounting purposes would not necessarily be payable under the Investment Advisory Agreement, and may never be paid based upon the computation of Capital Gains Incentive Fees in subsequent periods. Amounts paid under the Investment Advisory Agreement will be consistent with the formula reflected in the Investment Advisory Agreement.

 

The amount of Capital Gains Incentive Fee expense related to the hypothetical liquidation of the portfolio (and assuming no other changes in realized or unrealized gains and losses on investments) would only become payable to Oxford Square Management in the event of a complete liquidation of the Company’s portfolio as of period end and the termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement on such date. Also, the Capital Gains Incentive Fee expense fluctuates with the Company’s overall investment results.

 

There were no Capital Gains Incentive Fees incurred during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. There were no accrued Capital Gains Incentive Fees payable to Oxford Square Management as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

Administration Agreement

 

The Company has also entered into the Administration Agreement with Oxford Funds under which Oxford Funds provides administrative services to the Company. The Company pays Oxford Funds an allocable portion of overhead and other expenses incurred by Oxford Funds in performing its obligations under the Administration Agreement, including a portion of the rent and the compensation of the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Controller, accounting staff and other administrative support personnel, which creates potential conflicts of interest that the Board must monitor. The Company also reimburses Oxford Funds for the costs associated with the functions performed by the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer that Oxford Funds pays on the Company’s behalf pursuant to the terms of an agreement between the Company and Alaric Compliance Services, LLC.

 

Oxford Square Management is controlled by Oxford Funds, its managing member. Charles M. Royce, a member of the Board, holds a minority, non-controlling interest in Oxford Square Management. Oxford Funds manages the business and internal affairs of Oxford Square Management. Jonathan H. Cohen, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, as well as a Director, is the managing member of Oxford Funds. Saul B. Rosenthal, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, is also the President of Oxford Square Management and a member of Oxford Funds.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 7. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (cont.)

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company incurred approximately $0.2 million and $0.3 million respectively, in compensation expenses for the services of employees allocated to the administrative activities of the Company, pursuant to the Administration Agreement with Oxford Funds. Further, the Company incurred approximately $16,000 and $5,000 for facility costs allocated under the Administration Agreement for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. As of March 31, 2019, there was approximately $40,000 payable under the Administration Agreement. As of December 31, 2018, there were no amounts payable under the Administration Agreement.

 

Co-Investment Exemptive Relief

 

On June 14, 2017, the SEC issued an order permitting the Company and certain of its affiliates to complete negotiated co-investment transactions in portfolio companies, subject to certain conditions (the “Order”). Subject to satisfaction of certain conditions to the Order, the Company and certain of its affiliates are now permitted, together with any future BDCs, registered closed-end funds and certain private funds, each of whose investment adviser is the Company’s investment adviser or an investment adviser controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Company’s investment adviser, to co-invest in negotiated investment opportunities where doing so would otherwise be prohibited under the 1940 Act, providing the Company’s stockholders with access to a broader array of investment opportunities.

 

Pursuant to the Order, the Company is permitted to co-invest in such investment opportunities with its affiliates if a “required majority” (as defined in Section 57(o) of the 1940 Act) of its independent directors make certain conclusions in connection with a co-investment transaction, including, but not limited to, that (1) the terms of the potential co-investment transaction, including the consideration to be paid, are reasonable and fair to the Company and its stockholders and do not involve overreaching in respect of the Company or its stockholders on the part of any person concerned, and (2) the potential co-investment transaction is consistent with the interests of the Company’s stockholders and is consistent with the Company’s then-current investment objective and strategies.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 8. EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net increase in net assets resulting from investment income per share for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively:

 

   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2018
 
Net investment income  $8,363,988   $8,723,096 
Weighted average common shares outstanding   47,650,959    51,200,060 
Net increase in net assets resulting from net investment income per common share  $0.18   $0.17 

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net increase in net assets resulting from operations per share for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2018
 
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations  $12,749,952   $11,490,063 
Weighted average common shares outstanding   47,650,959    51,200,060 
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share  $0.27   $0.22 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 9. DISTRIBUTIONS

 

The Company intends to continue to operate so as to qualify to be taxed as a RIC under the Code and, as such, the Company would not be subject to federal income tax on the portion of its taxable income and gains distributed to stockholders. To qualify to be taxed as a RIC, the Company is required, among other requirements, to distribute at least 90% of its annual investment company taxable income, as defined by the Code. The amount to be paid out as a distribution each quarter is determined by the Board and is based upon the annual taxable income estimated by the management of the Company. Income calculated in accordance with U.S. federal income tax regulations differs substantially from GAAP income. To the extent that the Company’s taxable earnings fall below the amount of distributions declared, however, a portion of the total amount of the Company’s distributions for the fiscal year may be deemed a return of capital for tax purposes to the Company’s stockholders.

 

The Company intends to comply with the applicable provisions of the Code pertaining to RICs to make distributions of taxable income sufficient to relieve it of substantially all federal income taxes. The Company, at its discretion, may carry forward taxable income in excess of calendar year distributions and pay a 4% excise tax on such income. The Company will accrue excise tax on estimated excess taxable income, if any, as required.

 

The Company has adopted an “opt out” distribution reinvestment plan for its common stockholders. As a result, if the Company makes a cash distribution, then stockholders’ cash distributions will be automatically reinvested in additional shares of the Company’s common stock, unless they specifically “opt out” of the distribution reinvestment plan so as to receive cash distributions. During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company did not issue any shares of common stock to stockholders in connection with the distribution reinvestment plan. During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, as part of the Company’s dividend reinvestment plan for its common stockholders, the Company’s dividend reinvestment administrator purchased 18,790 shares and 59,647 shares, respectively, of common stock for $0.1 million and $0.4 million, respectively, in the open market to satisfy the reinvestment portion of the Company’s dividends. On March 29, 2019, the Company paid a distribution of approximately $9.5 million or $0.20 per share.

 

On December 22, 2010, the Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act of 2010 (the “Act”) was enacted which changed various technical rules governing the tax treatment of RICs. The changes are generally effective for taxable years beginning after the date of enactment. Under the Act, the Company will be permitted to carry forward capital losses incurred in taxable years beginning after the date of enactment for an unlimited period. However, any losses incurred during those future taxable years will be required to be utilized prior to the losses incurred in pre-enactment taxable years, which carry an expiration date. As a result of this ordering rule, pre-enactment capital loss carryforwards may be more likely to expire unused. Additionally, post-enactment capital losses that are carried forward will retain their character as either short-term or long-term losses rather than being considered all short-term as under previous law.

 

 The tax character of distributions for the three months ended March 31, 2019 represented, on an estimated basis, $0.17 per share from ordinary income and $0.03 per share as a tax return of capital. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the amounts and sources of distributions reported are only estimates (based on an average of the reported tax character historically) and are not being provided for U.S. tax reporting purposes. Because the Company believes the historical tax characteristics of distributions is the most useful information which is readily available, the Company has used the average of all years from inception of the Company in providing the estimates herein. However, the timing and character of distributions for federal income tax purposes (which are determined in accordance with the U.S. federal tax rules which may differ from GAAP) may be materially different than the historical information the Company used in providing the estimates herein. The final determination of the source of all distributions in 2018 and 2019 will be made after year-end and the amounts represented may be materially different from the amounts disclosed in the final Form 1099-DIV notice. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Company’s investment performance and may be subject to change based on tax regulations.

 

NOTE 10. NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE

 

The Company’s net asset value per share as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 was $6.67 and $6.60, respectively. In determining the Company’s net asset value per share, the Board determined in good faith the fair value of the Company’s portfolio investments for which reliable market quotations are not readily available.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 11. SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

 

On February 5, 2018, the Board authorized a program for the purpose of repurchasing up to $25.0 million worth of the Company’s common stock. Under that repurchase program, the Company was authorized, but was not obligated, to repurchase outstanding common stock in the open market from time to time through December 31, 2018, provided that repurchases comply with the prohibitions under the Company’s Insider Trading Policies and Procedures and the guidelines specified in Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including certain price, market volume and timing constraints. Further, any repurchases were to be conducted in accordance with the 1940 Act. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, under that repurchase program, the Company did not repurchase any shares of outstanding common stock.

 

The following table summarizes the Company’s share repurchases under its stock repurchase program for the three months ended March 31, 2018:

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,  2018
 
Shares repurchased   990,260 
Dollar amount repurchased  $5,947,490 
Average price per share (including commission)  $6.01 
Weighted average discount to net asset value   20.92%
Remaining cost of shares to be repurchased  $19,052,510 

 

NOTE 12. INVESTMENT INCOME

 

The following table sets forth the components of investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively:

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018
 
Interest income          
Stated interest income  $6,910,526   $5,662,791 
Original issue discount and market discount income   134,992    198,239 
Payment-in-kind income   89,288    59,321 
Discount income derived from unscheduled remittances at par   13,675    1,602 
Total interest income  $7,148,481   $5,921,953 
Income from securitization vehicles  $6,846,925   $6,802,864 
Other income          
Fee letters  $101,800   $274,915 
Loan prepayment and bond call fees       240,000 
All other fees   127,908    107,068 
Total other income  $229,708   $621,983 
Total investment income  $14,225,114   $13,346,800 

 

The 1940 Act requires that a BDC offer significant managerial assistance to its portfolio companies. The Company may receive fee income for managerial assistance it renders to portfolio companies in connection with its investments. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, the Company received no fee income for managerial assistance. 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

 NOTE 13. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

In the normal course of business, the Company enters into a variety of undertakings containing a variety of warranties and indemnifications that may expose the Company to some risk of loss. The risk of future loss arising from such undertakings, while not quantifiable, is expected to be remote. As of March 31, 2019, the Company did not have any commitments to purchase additional debt investments.

 

The Company is not currently subject to any material legal proceedings. From time to time, the Company may be a party to certain legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business, including proceedings relating to the enforcement of the Company’s rights under contracts with its portfolio companies. While the outcome of these legal proceedings, if any, cannot be predicted with certainty, the Company does not expect that these proceedings will have a material effect upon its consolidated results of operations and financial condition.

 

NOTE 14. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

Financial highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, are as follows:

 

Per Share Data  Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2018
 
Net asset value as of beginning of period  $6.60   $7.55 
Net investment income(1)   0.18    0.17 
Net realized and unrealized gains(2)   0.09    0.05 
Net increase in net asset value from operations   0.27    0.22 
Distributions per share from net investment income   (0.17)   (0.20)
Tax return of capital distributions(3)   (0.03)    
Total distributions   (0.20)   (0.20)
Effect of shares repurchased, gross       0.03 
Net asset value at end of period  $6.67   $7.60 
Per share market value at beginning of period  $6.47   $5.74 
Per share market value at end of period  $6.50   $6.11 
Total return based on Market Value(4)   3.55%   9.93%
Total return based on Net Asset Value(5)   4.09%   3.31%
Shares outstanding at end of period   47,650,959    50,489,149 
           
Ratios/Supplemental Data(8)          
Net assets at end of period (000’s)  $317,944   $383,809 
Average net assets (000’s)   316,334    387,442 
Ratio of operating expenses to average net assets(6)   7.41%   4.77%
Ratio of net investment income to average net assets(6)   10.58%   9.01%
Portfolio turnover rate(7)   0.91%   1.45%

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 14. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (cont.)

 

 

(1)Represents per share net investment income for the period, based upon average shares outstanding.
(2)Net realized and unrealized gains include rounding adjustments to reconcile change in net asset value per share.
(3)Management monitors available taxable earnings, including net investment income and realized capital gains, to determine if a tax return of capital may occur for the year. To the extent the Company’s taxable earnings fall below the total amount of the Company’s distributions for that fiscal year, a portion of those distributions may be deemed a tax return of capital to the Company’s stockholders. The ultimate tax character of the Company’s earnings cannot be determined until tax returns are prepared after the end of the fiscal year.
(4)Total return based on market value equals the increase or decrease of ending market value over beginning market value, plus distributions, divided by the beginning market value, assuming distribution reinvestment prices obtained under the Company’s distribution reinvestment plan, excluding any discounts. Total return is not annualized.
(5)Total return based on net asset value equals the increase or decrease of ending net asset value over beginning net asset value, plus distributions, divided by the beginning net asset value. Total return is not annualized.
(6)Annualized.
(7)Portfolio turnover rate is calculated using the lesser of the year-to-date cash investment sales and debt repayments or year-to-date cash investment purchases over the average of the total investments at fair value. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 the portfolio turnover rate is calculated using the year-to-date cash investment sales and debt repayments over the average of the total investments at fair value since there were no cash investment purchases during the period.
(8)The following table provides supplemental performance ratios (annualized) measured for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019
   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018
 
Ratio of operating expenses to average net assets:          
Operating expenses before incentive fees   5.95%   3.74%
Net investment income incentive fees   1.46%   1.03%
Ratio of expenses, excluding interest expense   4.69%   3.61%

 

NOTE 15. RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

 

The U.S. capital markets have experienced periods of extreme volatility and disruption. Disruptions in the capital markets tend to increase the spread between the yields realized on risk-free and higher risk securities, resulting in illiquidity in parts of the capital markets. The Company believes these conditions may reoccur in the future. A prolonged period of market illiquidity may have an adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. Adverse economic conditions could also increase the Company’s funding costs, limit the Company’s access to the capital markets or result in a decision by lenders not to extend credit to the Company. These events could limit the Company’s investment originations, limit the Company’s ability to grow and negatively impact the Company’s operating results.

 

Many of the companies in which the Company has made or will make investments may be susceptible to adverse economic conditions, which may affect the ability of such companies to repay the Company’s loans or engage in a liquidity event such as a sale, recapitalization, or initial public offering. Therefore, the Company’s nonperforming assets may increase, and the value of the Company’s portfolio may decrease during this period.

 

Adverse economic conditions also may decrease the value of any collateral securing some of the Company’s loans and the value of its equity investments. Adverse economic conditions could lead to financial losses in the Company’s portfolio and a decrease in its revenues, net income, and the value of the Company’s assets.

 

A portfolio company’s failure to satisfy financial or operating covenants imposed by the Company or other lenders could lead to defaults and, potentially, termination of the portfolio company’s loans and foreclosure on its secured assets, which could trigger cross-defaults under other agreements and jeopardize the portfolio company’s ability to meet its obligations under the debt securities that the Company holds. The Company may incur expenses to the extent necessary to seek recovery upon default or to negotiate new terms with a defaulting portfolio company. In addition, if a portfolio company goes bankrupt, even though the Company may have structured its investment as senior debt or secured debt, depending on the facts and circumstances, including the extent to which the Company actually provided significant managerial assistance, if any, to that portfolio company, a bankruptcy court might re-characterize the Company’s debt holding and subordinate all or a portion of the Company’s claim to that of other creditors. These events could harm the Company’s financial condition and operating results.

 

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OXFORD SQUARE CAPITAL CORP.

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2019
(unaudited)

 

NOTE 15. RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES (cont.)

 

As a BDC, the Company is required to carry its investments at fair value as determined in good faith by or under the direction of its Board. Decreases in fair values of the Company’s investments are recorded as unrealized depreciation. Depending on market conditions, the Company could incur substantial losses in future periods, which could have a material adverse impact on its business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

The Company places its cash in an overnight money market account and, at times, cash and cash equivalents may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insured limit. In addition, the Company’s portfolio may be concentrated in a limited number of portfolio companies, which will subject the Company to a risk of significant loss if any of these companies defaults on its obligations under any of its debt securities that the Company holds or if those sectors experience a market downturn.

 

NOTE 16. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On April 3, 2019, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of approximately $42.5 million in aggregate principal amount of our 6.25% Unsecured Notes due 2026 (the “6.25% Notes”). On April 9, 2019, the Company issued an additional approximately $2.3 million in aggregate principal amount of the 6.25% Notes pursuant to the underwriters’ exercise of their overallotment option. The 6.25% Notes will mature on April 30, 2026, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or from time to time at the Company’s option on or after April 30, 2022. The 6.25% Notes bear interest at a rate of 6.25% per year payable quarterly on January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31 of each year. The 6.25% Notes are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol “OXSQZ.”

 

The Board has declared monthly distributions to stockholders for the subsequent periods as follows:

 

Per Share Distribution Amount Declared   Record Dates  Payable Dates  Date Declared
$0.067   April 23, 2019  April 30, 2019  February 22, 2019
$0.067   May 24, 2019  May 31, 2019  February 22, 2019
$0.067   June 21, 2019  June 28, 2019  February 22, 2019
$0.067   July 24, 2019  July 31, 2019  April 23, 2019
$0.067   August 23, 2019  August 30, 2019  April 23, 2019
$0.067   September 23, 2019  September 30, 2019  April 23, 2019

 

The Company’s management evaluated subsequent events through the date of issuance of these consolidated financial statements and noted no other events that necessitate adjustments to or disclosure in the financial statements.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Oxford Square Capital Corp., our current and prospective portfolio investments, our industry, our beliefs, and our assumptions. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “may,” “continue,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “targets,” “projects,” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q involve risks and uncertainties, including statements as to:

 

·our future operating results;

 

·our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies;

 

·the impact of investments that we expect to make;

 

·our contractual arrangements and relationships with third parties;

 

·the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest;

 

·the ability of our portfolio companies to achieve their objectives;

 

·our expected financings and investments;

 

·the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; and

 

·the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies.

 

These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements, including without limitation:

 

·an economic downturn could impair our portfolio companies’ ability to continue to operate, which could lead to the loss of some or all of our investments in such portfolio companies;

 

·a contraction of available credit and/or an inability to access the equity markets could impair our lending and investment activities;

 

·interest rate volatility could adversely affect our results, particularly because we use leverage as part of our investment strategy;

 

·currency fluctuations could adversely affect the results of our investments in foreign companies, particularly to the extent that we receive payments denominated in foreign currency rather than U.S. dollars; and

 

·the risks, uncertainties and other factors we identify in Item 1A. — Risk Factors contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in our other filings with the SEC.

 

Although we believe that the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of those assumptions could prove to be inaccurate, and as a result, the forward-looking statements based on those assumptions also could be inaccurate. Important assumptions include our ability to originate new loans and investments, certain margins and levels of profitability and the availability of additional capital. In light of these and other uncertainties, the inclusion of a projection or forward-looking statement in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should not be regarded as a representation by us that our plans and objectives will be achieved. These risks and uncertainties include those described or identified in Item 1A. — Risk Factors contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and elsewhere

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in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Except where the context requires otherwise, the terms “OXSQ,” “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Oxford Square Capital Corp. together with its subsidiary Oxford Square Funding 2018, LLC (“OXSQ Funding”); “Oxford Square Management” refers to Oxford Square Management, LLC; and “Oxford Funds” refers to Oxford Funds, LLC.

 

The following analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

OVERVIEW

 

Our investment objective is to maximize our portfolio’s total return. Our primary focus is to seek an attractive risk-adjusted total return by investing primarily in corporate debt securities and in collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) structured finance investments that own corporate debt securities. CLO investments may also include warehouse facilities, which are early-stage CLO vehicles intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a traditional CLO vehicle. We operate as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company and have elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). We have elected to be treated for tax purposes as a regulated investment company (“RIC”), under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), beginning with our 2003 taxable year.

 

Our investment activities are managed by Oxford Square Management, LLC (“Oxford Square Management”), a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Oxford Square Management is owned by Oxford Funds, LLC (“Oxford Funds”), its managing member and a related party, Charles M. Royce, a member of Oxford Square Capital Corp.’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) who holds a minority, non-controlling interest in Oxford Square Management. Jonathan H. Cohen, our Chief Executive Officer, and Saul B. Rosenthal, our President, are the controlling members of Oxford Funds. Under an investment advisory agreement (the “Investment Advisory Agreement”), we have agreed to pay Oxford Square Management an annual base fee calculated on gross assets, and an incentive fee based upon our performance. Under an amended and restated administration agreement (the “Administration Agreement”), we have agreed to pay or reimburse Oxford Funds, as administrator, for certain expenses incurred in operating the Company. Our executive officers and directors, and the executive officers of Oxford Square Management and Oxford Funds, serve or may serve as officers and directors of entities that operate in a line of business similar to our own. Accordingly, they may have obligations to investors in those entities, the fulfillment of which might not be in the best interests of us or our stockholders.

 

We generally expect to invest between $5 million and $50 million in each of our portfolio companies, although this investment size may vary proportionately as the size of our capital base changes and market conditions warrant. We expect that our investment portfolio will be diversified among a large number of investments with few investments, if any, exceeding 5.0% of the total portfolio. As of March 31, 2019, our debt investments had stated interest rates of between 6.02% and 13.14% and maturity dates of between 26 and 148 months. In addition, our total portfolio had a weighted average annualized yield on debt investments of approximately 9.80%.

 

The weighted average annualized yield of our debt investments is not the same as a return on investment for our stockholders but, rather, relates to a portion of our investment portfolio and is calculated before the payment of all of our fees and expenses. The weighted average annualized yield was computed using the effective interest rates as of March 31, 2019, including accretion of original issue discount (“OID”). There can be no assurance that the weighted average annualized yield will remain at its current level.

 

We have historically borrowed funds to make investments and may continue to borrow funds to make investments. As a result, we are exposed to the risks of leverage, which may be considered a speculative investment technique. Borrowings, also known as leverage, magnify the potential for gain and loss on amounts invested and therefore increase the risks associated with investing in our securities. In addition, the costs associated with our borrowings, including any increase in the management fee payable to Oxford Square Management, will be borne by our common stockholders.

 

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In addition, as a BDC under the 1940 Act, we are required to make available significant managerial assistance, for which we may receive fees, to our portfolio companies. This assistance could involve, among other things, monitoring the operations of our portfolio companies, participating in board and management meetings, consulting with and advising officers of portfolio companies and providing other organizational and financial guidance. These fees would be generally non-recurring, however in some instances they may have a recurring component. We have received no fee income for managerial assistance to date.

 

Prior to making an investment, we may enter into a non-binding term sheet with the potential portfolio company. These term sheets are generally subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to the satisfactory completion of our due diligence investigations of the company’s business and legal documentation for the loan.

 

To the extent possible, we will generally seek to invest in loans that are collateralized by a security interest in the borrower’s assets or guaranteed by a principal to the transaction. Interest payments, if not deferred, are normally payable quarterly with most debt investments having scheduled principal payments on a monthly or quarterly basis. When we receive a warrant to purchase stock in a portfolio company, the warrant will typically have a nominal strike price, and will entitle us to purchase a modest percentage of the borrower’s stock.

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements, and revenues and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified investment valuation and investment income as critical accounting policies.

 

Investment Valuation

 

We measure our investment portfolio at fair value in accordance with the provisions of ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure. Estimates made in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements include the valuation of investments and the related amounts of unrealized appreciation and depreciation of investments recorded. We believe that there is no single definitive method for determining fair value in good faith. As a result, determining fair value requires that judgment be applied to the specific facts and circumstances of each portfolio investment while employing a consistently applied valuation process for the types of investments we make.

 

ASC 820-10 clarified the definition of fair value and requires companies to expand their disclosure about the use of fair value to measure assets and liabilities in interim and annual periods subsequent to initial recognition. ASC 820-10 defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. ASC 820-10 also establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. These tiers include: Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets; Level 2, which includes inputs such as quoted prices for similar securities in active markets and quoted prices for identical securities in markets that are not active; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs for which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions. We consider the attributes of current market conditions on an ongoing basis and have determined that due to the general illiquidity of the market for our investment portfolio, whereby little or no market data exists, all of our investments are based upon “Level 3” inputs as of March 31, 2019.

 

Our Board determines the value of our investment portfolio each quarter. In connection with that determination, members of Oxford Square Management’s portfolio management team prepare a quarterly analysis of each portfolio investment using the most recent portfolio company financial statements, forecasts and other relevant financial and operational information. We may engage third-party valuation firms to provide assistance in valuing certain of its syndicated loans and bilateral investments, including related equity investments, although our Board ultimately determines the appropriate valuation of each such investment. Changes in fair value, as described above, are recorded in the consolidated statement of operations as net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation.

 

Syndicated Loans

 

In accordance with ASC 820-10, our valuation procedures specifically provide for the review of indicative quotes supplied by the large agent banks that make a market for each security. However, the marketplace from which we obtain indicative bid quotes for purposes of determining the fair value of its syndicated loan investments has shown attributes of illiquidity as described by ASC-820-10. During such periods of illiquidity, when we believe that the non-binding indicative bids received from agent banks for certain syndicated investments that it owns may not be determinative of their fair value or when no market indicative quote is available, we may engage third-party valuation firms to provide assistance in valuing certain syndicated investments that we own. In addition, Oxford Square Management prepares an analysis of each syndicated loan, financial summary, covenant compliance review, recent trading activity in the security, if known, and other business developments related to the portfolio company. All available information, including non-binding indicative bids which may not be determinative of fair value, is presented to the Valuation Committee to consider in its determination of fair value. In some instances, there may be limited trading activity in a security even though the market for the security is considered not active. In such cases the Valuation Committee will consider the number of trades, the size and timing of each trade, and other circumstances around such trades, to the extent such information is available, in its determination of fair value. The Valuation Committee will evaluate the impact of such additional information, and factor it into its consideration of the fair value that is indicated by the analysis provided by third-party valuation firms, if any. All information is presented to the Board for its determination of fair value of these investments.

 

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Collateralized Loan Obligations — Debt and Equity

 

We have acquired a number of debt and equity positions in CLO investment vehicles and CLO warehouse investments. These investments are special purpose financing vehicles. In valuing such investments, we consider the indicative prices provided by a recognized industry pricing service as a primary source, and the implied yield of such prices, supplemented by actual trades executed in the market at or around period-end, as well as the indicative prices provided by the broker who arranges transactions in such investment vehicles. We also consider those instances in which the record date for an equity distribution payment falls on the last day of the period, and the likelihood that a prospective purchaser would require a downward adjustment to the indicative price representing substantially all of the pending distribution. Additional factors include any available information on other relevant transactions including firm bids and offers in the market and information resulting from bids-wanted-in-competition. In addition, we consider the operating metrics of the specific investment vehicle, including compliance with collateralization tests, defaulted and restructured securities, and payment defaults, if any. Oxford Square Management or the Valuation Committee may request an additional analysis by a third-party firm to assist in the valuation process of CLO investment vehicles. All information is presented to our Board for its determination of fair value of these investments.

 

Bilateral Investments (Including Equity)

 

Bilateral investments for which market quotations are readily available are valued by an independent pricing agent or market maker. If such market quotations are not readily available, under the valuation procedures approved by our Board, upon the recommendation of the Valuation Committee, a third-party valuation firm will prepare valuations for each of our bilateral investments that, when combined with all other investments in the same portfolio company, (i) have a value as of the previous quarter of greater than or equal to 2.5% of its total assets as of the previous quarter, and (ii) have a value as of the current quarter of greater than or equal to 2.5% of its total assets as of the current quarter, after taking into account any repayment of principal during the current quarter. In addition, in those instances where a third-party valuation is prepared for a portfolio investment which meets the parameters noted in (i) and (ii) above, the frequency of those third-party valuations is based upon the grade assigned to each such security under its credit grading system as follows: Grade 1, at least annually; Grade 2, at least semi-annually; Grades 3, 4, and 5, at least quarterly. Bilateral investments which do not meet the parameters in (i) and (ii) above are not required to have a third-party valuation and, in those instances, a valuation analysis will be prepared by Oxford Square Management. Oxford Square Management also retains the authority to seek, on our behalf, additional third party valuations with respect to our bilateral portfolio securities, our syndicated loan investments, and CLO investment vehicles. Our Board retains ultimate authority as to the third-party review cycle as well as the appropriate valuation of each investment.

 

Investment Income

 

Interest Income

 

Interest income is recorded on an accrual basis using the contractual rate applicable to each debt investment and includes the accretion of market discounts and/or original issue discount (“OID”) and amortization of market premiums. Discounts from and premiums to par value on securities purchased are accreted/amortized into interest income over the life of the respective security using the effective yield method. The amortized cost of investments represents the original cost adjusted for the accretion of discounts and amortization of premiums, if any.

 

Generally, when interest and/or principal payments on a loan become past due, or if we otherwise do not expect the borrower to be able to service its debt and other obligations, we will place the loan on non-accrual status and will generally cease recognizing interest income on that loan for financial reporting purposes until all principal and interest have been brought current through payment or due to restructuring such that the interest income is deemed to be collectible. We generally restore non-accrual loans to accrual status when past due principal and interest is paid and, in our judgment, is likely to remain current. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, we had no investments on non-accrual status.

 

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Interest income also includes a payment-in-kind (“PIK”) provision on certain investments in our portfolio. Refer to the section below, “Payment-In-Kind,” for a description of the PIK provision and its impact on interest income.

 

Payment-In-Kind

 

We have investments in our portfolio which contain a contractual PIK provision. Certain PIK investments offer issuers the option at each payment date of making payments in cash or additional securities. PIK interest computed at the contractual rate is accrued into income and added to the principal balance on the capitalization date. Upon capitalization, the PIK component is subject to the fair value estimates associated with their related investments. At the point we believe the PIK is not fully expected to be realized, the PIK investment will be placed on non-accrual status. PIK investments on non-accrual status are restored to accrual status once it becomes probable that PIK will be realized.

 

Income from Securitization Vehicles and Investments

 

Income from investments in the equity class securities of CLO vehicles (typically income notes or subordinated notes) is recorded using the effective interest method in accordance with the provisions of ASC 325-40, based upon an effective yield to the expected redemption utilizing estimated cash flows, including those CLO equity investments that have not made their inaugural distribution for the relevant period end. We monitor the expected residual payments, and effective yield is determined and updated periodically, as needed. Accordingly, investment income recognized on CLO equity securities in the GAAP statement of operations differs from both the tax-basis investment income and from the cash distributions actually received by us during the period.

 

Other Income

 

Other income includes prepayment, amendment, and other fees earned by our loan investments, distributions from fee letters and success fees associated with portfolio investments. Distributions from fee letters are an enhancement to the return on a CLO equity investment and are based upon a percentage of the collateral manager’s fees, and are recorded as other income when earned. We may also earn success fees associated with our investments in certain securitization vehicles or “CLO warehouse facilities,” which are contingent upon a repayment of the warehouse by a permanent CLO securitization structure; such fees are earned and recognized when the repayment is completed.

 

Preferred Equity Dividends

 

The Company holds preferred equity investments in its portfolio that contain cumulative preferred dividends that accumulate quarterly. The Company will record cumulative preferred dividends as investment income when they are declared by the portfolio company’s board of directors or upon any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the portfolio company.  These dividends are considered in the estimation of fair value of these preferred equity investments.

  

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

 

Refer to “Note 3. Summary of Significant Account Policies” to our consolidated financial statements for a description of recent accounting pronouncements, including the impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

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PORTFOLIO COMPOSITION AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

 

The total fair value of our investment portfolio was approximately $448.6 million and $445.0 million as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The increase in the value of investments during the three month period ended March 31, 2019 was due primarily to purchases of investments of approximately $4.4 million and net unrealized appreciation on our investment portfolio of approximately $5.7 million (which incorporates reductions to CLO equity cost value of $1.4 million) partially offset by debt repayments and sales of securities totaling approximately $4.1 million partially offset by net realized losses of $1.3 million. A reconciliation of the investment portfolio for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and the year ended December 31, 2018 follows:

 

($ in millions)  March 31,
2019
   December 31,
2018
 
Beginning investment portfolio  $445.0   $418.4 
Portfolio investments acquired   4.4    244.6 
Debt repayments   (0.4)   (131.5)
Sales of securities   (3.6)   (25.9)
Reductions to CLO equity cost value(1)   (1.4)   (18.8)
Payment-in-kind   0.1    0.3 
Accretion of discounts on investments(2)   0.1    0.6 
Net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation   5.7    (39.3)
Net realized losses on investments   (1.3)   (3.4)
Ending investment portfolio  $448.6   $445.0 

 

 

(1)For the three months ended March 31, 2019, reduction to cost value on our CLO equity investments represents the difference between distributions received, or entitled to be received for the three months ended March 31, 2019, of approximately $8.2 million and the effective yield interest income of approximately $6.8 million. For the year ended December 31, 2018, reduction to cost value on our CLO equity investments represents the difference between distributions received, or entitled to be received for the year ended December 31, 2018, of approximately $46.6 million and the effective yield interest income of approximately $27.8 million.
(2)Includes rounding adjustment to reconcile ending investment portfolio as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2019 we purchased approximately $4.4 million in portfolio investments, which represented an additional investment in an existing portfolio company. For the year ended December 31, 2018, we purchased approximately $244.6 million in portfolio investments, including additional investments of approximately $90.3 million in existing portfolio companies and approximately $154.3 million in new portfolio companies.

 

In certain instances, we receive investment proceeds based on the scheduled amortization of the outstanding loan balances and from the sales of portfolio investments. In addition, we receive repayments of some of our debt investments prior to their scheduled maturity date. The frequency or volume of these repayments may fluctuate significantly from period to period.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and the year ended December 31, 2018, we recognized proceeds from the sales of securities of approximately $3.6 million and $25.9 million, respectively. Also, during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and the year ended December 31, 2018, we had debt repayments of approximately $0.4 million and $131.5 million, respectively.

 

As of March 31, 2019, we had investments in debt securities of, or loans to, 22 portfolio companies, with a fair value of approximately $281.0 million, and equity investments of approximately $167.7 million. Our debt investments included approximately $0.1 million in capitalized PIK interest, which, as described in “— Overview” section above, is added to the carrying value of our investments, reduced by repayments of principal.

 

As of December 31, 2018, we had investments in debt securities of, or loans to, 22 portfolio companies, with a fair value of approximately $283.7 million, and equity investments of approximately $161.3 million. Our debt investments included approximately $0.3 million in capitalized PIK interest.

 

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The following table indicates the quarterly portfolio investment activity for the past five quarters:

 

Three Months Ended
($ in millions)
  Purchases of
Investments
   Debt
Repayments
   Reductions
to CLO
Equity Cost(1)
   Sales of
Investments
 
March 31, 2019  $4.4   $0.4   $1.4   $3.6 
Total  $4.4   $0.4   $1.4   $3.6 
December 31, 2018  $39.2   $38.9   $7.9   $10.5 
September 31, 2018   91.8    24.1    1.2    12.1 
June 30, 2018   88.8    43.7    5.8    0.2 
March 31, 2018   24.7    24.9    3.9    3.1 
Total(2)  $244.6   $131.5   $18.8   $25.9 

 

 

(1)Represents reductions to CLO equity cost value (representing distributions received, or entitled to be received, in excess of effective yield interest income).
(2)Totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

The following table shows the fair value of our portfolio of investments by asset class as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

   March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018 
($ in millions)  Investments at
Fair Value
   Percentage of
Total Portfolio
   Investments at
Fair Value
   Percentage of
Total Portfolio
 
Senior Secured Notes  $280.0    62.4%  $282.7    63.5%
CLO Debt   0.9    0.2%   0.9    0.2%
CLO Equity   151.7    33.8%   146.8    33.0%
Equity and Other Investments   15.9    3.6%   14.5    3.3%
Total(1)  $448.6    100.0%  $445.0    100.0%

 

 

(1)Totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

Qualifying assets must represent at least 70.0% of the Company’s total assets at the time of acquisition of any additional non-qualifying assets. As of March 31, 2019, we held qualifying assets that represented 66.9% of our total assets. No additional non-qualifying assets were acquired during the periods when qualifying assets were less than 70.0% of the total assets.

 

The following table shows our portfolio of investments by industry at fair value, as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

   March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018 
   Investments at
Fair Value
   Percentage of
Fair Value
   Investments at
Fair Value
   Percentage of
Fair Value
 
   ($ in millions)       ($ in millions)     
Structured finance(1)  $152.6    34.1%  $147.8    33.2%
Business services   80.0    17.8%   85.5    19.2%
Software   59.6    13.3%   59.0    13.3%
Healthcare   47.0    10.5%   46.9    10.5%
Financial intermediaries   21.1    4.7%   16.8    3.8%
Telecommunication services   16.6    3.7%   19.4    4.4%
IT consulting   15.9    3.5%   14.5    3.2%
Diversified insurance   14.9    3.3%   14.7    3.3%
Logistics   13.2    2.9%   13.0    2.9%
Utilities   12.4    2.8%   12.3    2.8%
Aerospace and defense   5.4    1.2%   5.3    1.2%
Education   5.0    1.1%   4.9    1.1%
Printing and publishing   4.9    1.1%   4.8    1.1%
Total(2)  $448.6    100.0%  $445.0    100.0%

 

 

(1)Reflects our debt and equity investments in CLOs as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.
(2)Totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

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PORTFOLIO GRADING

 

We have adopted a credit grading system to monitor the quality of our debt investment portfolio. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, our portfolio had a weighted average grade of 2.1 and 2.1, respectively, based upon the fair value of the debt investments in the portfolio. Equity securities and investments in CLOs are not graded.

 

At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, our debt investment portfolio was graded as follows:

 

      March 31, 2019 
Grade  Summary Description  Principal
Value
   Percentage of
 Total Portfolio
   Portfolio at
Fair Value
   Percentage of
 Total Portfolio
 
      ($ in millions)       ($ in millions)     
1  Company is ahead of expectations and/or outperforming financial covenant requirements of the specific tranche and such trend is expected to continue.  $    %       %
2  Full repayment of the outstanding amount of OXSQ’s cost basis and interest is expected for the specific tranche.   262.1    87.9%   256.4    91.3%
3  Closer monitoring is required. Full repayment of the outstanding amount of OXSQ’s cost basis and interest is expected for the specific tranche.   36.0    12.1%   24.5    8.7%
4  A loss of interest income has occurred or is expected to occur and, in most cases, the investment is placed on non-accrual status. Full repayment of the outstanding amount of OXSQ’s cost basis is expected for the specific tranche.       %       %
5  Full repayment of the outstanding amount of OXSQ’s cost basis is not expected for the specific tranche and the investment is placed on non-accrual status.       %       %
    Total  $298.1    100.0%  $280.9    100.0%

 

        December 31, 2018  
Grade   Summary Description   Principal
Value
    Percentage of
 Total Portfolio
    Portfolio at
Fair Value
    Percentage of
 Total Portfolio
 
        ($ in millions)           ($ in millions)        
1   Company is ahead of expectations and/or outperforming financial covenant requirements of the specific tranche and such trend is expected to continue.   $       %   $       %
2   Full repayment of the outstanding amount of OXSQ’s cost basis and interest is expected for the specific tranche.     260.8       87.8 %     253.6       89.4 %
3   Closer monitoring is required. Full repayment of the outstanding amount of OXSQ’s cost basis and interest is expected for the specific tranche.     36.2       12.2 %     30.0       10.6 %
4   A loss of interest income has occurred or is expected to occur and, in most cases, the investment is placed on non-accrual status. Full repayment of the outstanding amount of OXSQ’s cost basis is expected for the specific tranche.           %           %
5   Full repayment of the outstanding amount of  OXSQ’s cost basis is not expected for the specific tranche and the investment is placed on non-accrual status.           %           %
     Total(1)   $ 297.0       100.0 %   $ 283.7       100.0 %

 

 

(1)Totals may not sum due to rounding.

 

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We expect that a portion of our investments will be in the grades 3, 4 or 5 categories from time to time, and, as such, we will be required to work with troubled portfolio companies to improve their business and protect our investment. The number and amount of investments included in grades 3, 4 or 5 may fluctuate from period to period.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Set forth below is a comparison of our results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 to the three months ended March 31, 2018.

 

Investment Income

 

Investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 was approximately $14.2 million and $13.3 million, respectively, reflecting a decrease of approximately $0.9 million. The following tables set forth the components of investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018:

 

   Three Months
Ended
March 31,
2019
   Three Months
Ended
March 31,
2018
 
Interest income          
Stated interest income  $6,910,526   $5,662,791 
Original issue discount and market discount income   134,992    198,239 
Payment-in-kind income   89,288    59,321 
Discount income derived from unscheduled remittances at par   13,675    1,602 
Total interest income  $7,148,481   $5,921,953 
Income from securitization vehicles  $6,846,925   $6,802,864 
           
Other income          
Fee letters  $101,800   $274,915 
Loan prepayment and bond call fees       240,000 
All other fees   127,908    107,068 
Total other income  $229,708   $621,983 
Total investment income  $14,225,114   $13,346,800 

 

The increase in total investment income was primarily due to an increase in interest income of approximately $1.2 million. The total principal value of income producing debt investments as of March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 was approximately $298.1 million and $250.3 million, respectively.

 

As of March 31, 2019, our debt investments had stated interest rates of between 6.02% and 13.14% and maturity dates of between 26 and 148 months compared to stated interest rates of 5.88% to 15.00% and maturity dates between 9 and 106 months as of March 31, 2018. In addition, our total debt portfolio had a weighted average yield on debt investments of approximately 9.80% as of March 31, 2019, compared to approximately 9.90% as of March 31, 2018.

 

Income from securitization vehicles for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was approximately $6.8 million, which is approximately equal to the amount for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The total principal outstanding on our investments in CLOs as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 was approximately $254.4 million and $269.4 million, respectively. The weighted average yield on CLO equity investments as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 was approximately 14.6% and 15.6%, respectively.  

 

Operating Expenses

 

Total expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were approximately $5.9 million and $4.6 million, respectively. These amounts consisted of base management fees, interest expense, professional fees, compensation expense, general and administrative expenses, and incentive fees.

 

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Expenses before incentive fees for the three months ended March 31, 2019 were approximately $4.7 million, which increased by approximately $1.1 million from the quarter ended March 31, 2018, largely attributable to higher interest expense and professional fees. Expenses before incentive fees for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 were approximately $3.6 million.

 

The base management fee for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was approximately $1.6 million compared with $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The decrease was due largely to a decline in the weighted average gross assets.

 

Interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was approximately $2.1 million, which relates to our 6.50% unsecured notes due 2024 (the “6.50% Unsecured Notes”) and Credit Facility with Citibank, N.A., compared to interest expense of approximately $1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase was a result of entering into the Credit Facility in the second quarter of 2018.

 

Professional fees, consisting of legal, consulting, valuation, audit and tax fees, were approximately $0.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared to approximately $0.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. This represented an increase of approximately $0.2 million primarily due to higher audit fees.

 

Compensation expenses were approximately $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to approximately $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, reflecting the allocation of compensation expenses for the services of our Chief Financial Officer, accounting personnel, and other administrative support staff.

 

General and administrative expenses, consisting primarily of directors’ fees, insurance, listing fees, transfer agent and custodian fees, office supplies, facilities costs and other expenses, were approximately $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to approximately $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Office supplies, facilities costs and other expenses are allocated to us under the terms of the Administration Agreement.

 

Incentive Fees

 

The net investment income incentive fee recorded for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was approximately $1.2 million, compared to $1.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

 

The net investment income incentive fee is calculated and payable quarterly in arrears based on the amount by which (x) the “Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income” for the immediately preceding calendar quarter exceeds (y) the “Preferred Return Amount” for calendar quarter (see “Note 8. Related Party Transactions” in the notes to our consolidated financial statements). For this purpose, “Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income” means interest income, dividend income and any other income accrued during the calendar quarter minus our operating expenses for the quarter (including the base fee, expenses payable under the Administration Agreement with Oxford Funds, and any interest expense and dividends paid on any issued and outstanding preferred stock, but excluding the incentive fee).

 

The capital gains incentive fee expense, as reported under GAAP, is calculated on the basis of net realized and unrealized gains and losses at the end of each period. The expense related to the hypothetical liquidation of the portfolio (and assuming no other changes in realized or unrealized gains and losses) would only become payable to our investment adviser in the event of a complete liquidation of our portfolio as of period end and the termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement on such date. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, no accrual was required as a result of the impact of accumulated net unrealized depreciation and net realized losses on our portfolio.

 

The amount of the capital gains incentive fee which will actually be payable is determined in accordance with the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement and is calculated as of the end of each calendar year (or upon termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement). The terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement state that the capital gains incentive fee calculation is based on net realized gains, if any, offset by gross unrealized depreciation for the calendar year. No effect is given to gross unrealized appreciation in this calculation. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, such an accrual was not required under the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement.

 

Realized and Unrealized Gains/Losses on Investments

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2019, we recognized net realized losses on investments of approximately $1.3 million, which primarily reflects the loss from the sale of several CLO equity investments.

 

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For the three months ended March 31, 2019, our net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation was approximately $5.7 million primarily due to improvements in the corporate loan market, composed of $12.0 million in gross unrealized appreciation, $7.9 million in gross unrealized depreciation and approximately $1.6 million relating to the reversal of prior period net unrealized depreciation as investment gains and losses were realized. This includes net unrealized appreciation of approximately $1.4 million as a result of reductions to the cost value of our CLO equity investments under the effective yield accounting methodology, whereby the cost value of the respective investments are reduced by the excess of actual cash received and record date distributions to be received over the calculated income using the effective yield.

 

The most significant components of the net change in unrealized appreciation and depreciation during the three months ended March 31, 2019 were as follows (in millions):

 

Portfolio Company  Change in
Unrealized
Appreciation
(Depreciation)
 
KVK CLO 2013-2, Ltd..  $1.5 
Unitek Global Services, Inc..   1.5 
Cedar Funding II CLO, Ltd..   1.4 
AMMC CLO XII, Ltd..   1.2 
Premiere Global Services, Inc..   (5.5)
Net all other(1)   5.6 
Total  $5.7 

 

 

(1)Unrealized gains and losses of less than $1.0 million have been combined.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, we recognized net realized gains on investments of approximately $0.3 million, which primarily reflects the gains from the sale of several CLO equity investments and full repayment of a senior secured note investment.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, our net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation was approximately $2.5 million primarily due to improvements in the corporate loan market, composed of $8.2 million in gross unrealized appreciation, $5.7 million in gross unrealized depreciation. This includes net unrealized appreciation of approximately $3.9 million as a result of reductions to the cost value of our CLO equity investments under the effective yield accounting methodology, whereby the cost value of the respective investments are reduced by the excess of actual cash received and record date distributions to be received over the calculated income using the effective yield.

 

The most significant components of the net change in unrealized appreciation and depreciation during the three months ended March 31, 2018 were as follows (in millions): 

 

Portfolio Company  Change in
Unrealized
Appreciation
(Depreciation)
 
Catamaran CLO 2012-1 Ltd.  $2.0 
Telos CLO 2014-5, Ltd.   1.6 
Net all other(1)   (1.1)
Total  $2.5 

 

 

(1)Unrealized gains and losses of less than $1.0 million have been combined.

 

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Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Net Investment Income

 

Net investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 was approximately $8.4 million and $8.7 million, respectively. The increase in total expenses was partially offset by an increase in investment income over the period.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the net increase in net assets resulting from net investment income per common share was $0.18 (basic and diluted), compared to the net increase in net assets resulting from net investment income per share of $0.17 (basic and diluted) for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The per share increase is due to lower weighted average common shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations

 

Net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was approximately $12.7 million compared with a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of approximately $11.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. This increase was largely due to unrealized appreciation on investments of $5.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, partially offset by net realized losses on investments of $1.3 million for the same period.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the net increase in net assets resulting from operations per common share was $0.27 (basic and diluted), compared to a net increase in net assets resulting from operations per share of approximately $0.22 (basic and diluted) for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

As of March 31, 2019, cash and cash equivalents were approximately $12.5 million as compared to approximately $17.1 million as of December 31, 2018. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, net cash provided by operating activities for the period, consisting primarily of the items described in “— Results of Operations,” was approximately $13.2 million, largely reflecting proceeds from principal repayments and sales of investments of approximately $4.1 million, reductions to CLO equity cost value of $1.4 million and net realized losses on investments of approximately $1.3 million partially offset by net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation of $5.7 million. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, net cash used in financing activities was approximately $17.8 million, reflecting the distribution of dividends and partial repayment of the Credit Facility.

 

From time to time, we may seek to retire, repurchase, or exchange our debt and equity securities in open market purchases or by other means dependent on market conditions, liquidity, contractual obligations, and other matters.

 

Contractual Obligations

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