WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2013 Earnings Results Business Wire NEW YORK -- May 14, 2013 WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (“WhiteHorse Finance” or the "Company") (NASDAQ: WHF) today reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Summary Highlights *First quarter 2013 net investment income of $4.0 million *First quarter 2013 new loan originations of $53.0 million *First quarter distribution of $0.355 per share Jay Carvell, WhiteHorse Finance’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “During the first quarter of 2013, we were able to generate more than $50 million in new investments. We believe that our strategy of sourcing high quality investment opportunities in the smaller end of the capital markets was a major contributor to this quarter’s success.” Financial Review For the quarter ended March 31, 2013, WhiteHorse Finance reported net investment income of $4.0 million and a net unrealized loss on investments of $0.5 million, resulting in an increase in net assets from operations of $3.5 million. Net Asset Value (“NAV”) was $227.2 million as of March 31, 2013, resulting in an NAV per share of $15.18, compared with $229.0 million and NAV per share of $15.30 reported as of December 31, 2012. Portfolio and Investment Activity As of March 31, 2013, the fair value of WhiteHorse Finance’s investment portfolio was $233.2 million, principally invested in 14 positions across 12 portfolio companies, representing an increase of $52.7 million compared to the fourth quarter 2012 balance of $180.5 million. The portfolio continues to be comprised of 100% senior secured loans. As of March 31, 2013, the weighted average current cash yield of the portfolio was 14.6%, an increase from 14.2% reported as of December 31, 2012. During the quarter, the Company originated new loans, including: *A $17.0 million senior secured financing for a leading wound care supply company; and *Participation in a $16.0 million senior secured loan for the largest private network of tertiary care hospitals in Puerto Rico. Liquidity and Capital Resources As of March 31, 2013, WhiteHorse Finance had cash and cash equivalents of $137.7 million, compared with $187.8 million in the previous quarter, in each case inclusive of restricted cash and cash equivalents. The decrease in cash on hand was primarily due to the Company’s new investments during the quarter. We believe our current cash position continues to provide us adequate liquidity to operate the company and make new investments. In addition, as of March 31, 2013, the Company had $51.3 million in outstanding borrowings under its $150.0 million revolving credit facility and $90.0 million outstanding under its unsecured term loan. Distributions On March 11, 2013, the Company declared a distribution of $0.355 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The distribution, which was payable on April 3, 2013 to stockholders of record as of March 22, 2013, included a return of capital for tax purposes. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099-DIV after the end of the calendar year and in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Subsequent Events On April 8, 2013, the Company filed a Form N-2 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a potential offering of senior notes, the net proceeds of which would be used to reduce outstanding obligations under the Company’s unsecured term loan and effectively extend the maturity of the Company's capital structure, as well as for other general corporate or strategic purposes. Conference Call WhiteHorse Finance will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter earnings results at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. To access the teleconference, please dial 706-758-9224 (domestic and international) approximately 10 minutes before the teleconference’s scheduled start time and reference ID# 41823606. Investors may also access the call on the investor relations portion of the Company’s website at http://www.whitehorsefinance.com/relations/index.php. If you are unable to access the live teleconference, a replay will be available beginning approximately two hours after the call’s completion through May 21, 2013. The teleconference replay can be accessed by dialing 404-537-3406 (domestic and international) and entering ID# 41823606. A webcast replay will also be available on the investor relations portion of the Company’s website at http://www.whitehorsefinance.com/relations/index.php. About WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. is a business development company that originates and invests in loans to privately held small-cap companies across a broad range of industries. The Company’s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, H.I.G. WhiteHorse Advisers, LLC, an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, L.L.C. (“H.I.G. Capital”). H.I.G. Capital is a leading global alternative asset manager managing approximately $12 billion of capital across a number of funds focused on the small-cap market. For more information about H.I.G. Capital, please visit http://www.higcapital.com. For more information about the Company, please visit http://www.whitehorsefinance.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. Consolidated Statement of Assets and Liabilities (in thousands, except share and per share data) March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 (Unaudited) Assets Investments, at fair value (cost $233,547 and $180,377, $ 233,157 $ 180,488 respectively) Cash and cash equivalents 136,642 156,123 Restricted cash and cash 1,100 31,646 equivalents Interest receivable 4,107 1,474 Deferred financing costs 3,066 3,184 Due from related party 70 - Prepaid expenses and other 253 367 receivables Total assets $ 378,395 $ 373,282 Liabilities Credit facility $ 51,250 $ 51,250 Unsecured term loan 90,000 90,000 Distributions payable 5,313 1,616 Management fees payable 2,030 306 Payable for securities 1,930 - purchased Accounts payable and accrued 628 1,061 expenses Total liabilities $ 151,151 $ 144,233 Net assets Common stock, par value $0.001 per share, 14,965,624 shares issued and outstanding, 100,000,000 authorized $ 15 $ 15 Paid-in capital in excess of 228,466 228,466 par Capital distributions in (140) - excess of net income Undistributed net investment - 1,164 income Net realized loss on (71) (71) investments Net unrealized depreciation (1,026) (525) on investments Total net assets $ 227,244 $ 229,049 Total liabilities and total $ 378,395 $ 373,282 net assets Number of shares outstanding 14,965,624 14,965,624 Net asset value per share $ 15.18 $ 15.30 WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. Consolidated Statement of Operations (in thousands, except share and per share data) Three months ended March 31, 2013 2012 Investment income Interest income $ 8,382 $ 9,149 Total investment income 8,382 9,149 Expenses Interest expense $ 1,362 $ - Organization costs - 96 Base management fees 1,077 - Performance-based incentive fees 952 - Administrative service fees 389 - General and administrative expenses 593 243 Total expenses $ 4,373 $ 339 Net investment income $ 4,009 $ 8,810 Realized and unrealized (loss) gain on investments Net realized loss on investments $ - $ - Net change in unrealized (depreciation) appreciation on (501 ) 200 investments Net realized and unrealized (loss) $ (501 ) $ 200 gain on investments Net increase in net assets resulting $ 3,508 $ 9,010 from operations Per Common Share Data Basic and diluted earnings per common $ 0.234 N/A share ^(1) Dividends and distributions declared $ 0.355 N/A per common share ^(1) Basic and diluted weighted average 14,965,624 N/A common shares outstanding ^(1) (1) For the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company did not have common shares outstanding and therefore weighted average shares outstanding information and per share data for this period are not provided. Contact: WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. Alastair Merrick, 212-506-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org or Prosek Partners Brian Schaffer, 212-279-3115 email@example.com
WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2013 Earnings Results
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