FS Investment Corporation (NYSE: FSIC), a publicly traded business development company focused on providing customized credit solutions to private middle market U.S. companies, announced its operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, and announced that its board of directors has declared its third quarter 2016 regular distribution.
“Investor appetite for corporate credit improved in the second quarter of 2016 amid generally positive U.S. economic data and rising commodity prices,” said Michael C. Forman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FSIC. “As market sentiment and asset prices improved during the quarter, our primary focus was on leveraging the capital base of the Franklin Square BDC platform and the resources and credit expertise of GSO / Blackstone to improve the liquidity and operating efficiencies of our portfolio companies.”
Conference Call Information
FSIC will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, to discuss its second quarter 2016 results. All interested parties are welcome to participate. You can access the conference call by dialing (877) 443-2408 and using the conference ID 51807210 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call. The conference call will also be webcast, which can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of FSIC’s website at www.fsinvestmentcorp.com under Presentations and Reports.
A replay of the call will be available for a period of 30 days following the call by visiting the Investor Relations section of FSIC’s website at www.fsinvestmentcorp.com under Presentations and Reports.
An investor presentation of financial information will be made available prior to the call in the Investor Relations section of FSIC’s website at www.fsinvestmentcorp.com under Presentations and Reports.
About FS Investment Corporation
FS Investment Corporation (NYSE: FSIC) is a publicly traded business development company (“BDC”) focused on providing customized credit solutions to private middle market U.S. companies. FSIC seeks to invest primarily in the senior secured debt and, to a lesser extent, the subordinated debt of private middle market companies to achieve the best risk-adjusted returns for its investors. In connection with its debt investments, FSIC may receive equity interests such as warrants or options.
FSIC is advised by FB Income Advisor, LLC, an affiliate of Franklin Square Capital Partners (“Franklin Square”), and is sub-advised by GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC, an affiliate of GSO Capital Partners (“GSO”). GSO, with approximately $84.7 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2016, is the credit platform of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading managers of alternative investments. For more information, please visit www.fsinvestmentcorp.com.
About Franklin Square Franklin Square is a leading manager of alternative investment funds designed to enhance investors’ portfolios by providing access to asset classes, strategies and asset managers that typically have been available to only the largest institutional investors. The firm’s funds offer “endowment-style” investment strategies that help construct diversified portfolios and manage risk. Franklin Square strives not only to maximize investment returns but also to set the industry standard for best practices by focusing on transparency, investor protection and education for investment professionals and their clients.
Founded in Philadelphia in 2007, Franklin Square quickly established itself as a leader in the world of alternative investments by introducing innovative credit-based income funds, including the industry’s first non-traded BDC. The firm managed approximately $17.0 billion in assets as of March 31, 2016, and is the largest manager of BDC assets with approximately $15.4 billion in BDC assets as of March 31, 2016. For more information, please visit www.franklinsquare.com.
Forward-Looking Statements and Important Disclosure Notice
This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to future events or the future performance or operations of FSIC. Words such as “believes,” “expects,” “projects,” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include changes in the economy, risks associated with possible disruption in FSIC’s operations or the economy generally due to terrorism or natural disasters, future changes in laws or regulations and conditions in FSIC’s operating area, and the price at which shares of FSIC’s common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Some of these factors are enumerated in the filings FSIC makes with the SEC. FSIC undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
The press release above contains summaries of certain financial and statistical information about FSIC. The information contained in this press release is summary information that is intended to be considered in the context of FSIC’s SEC filings and other public announcements that FSIC may make, by press release or otherwise, from time to time. FSIC undertakes no duty or obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release. In addition, information related to past performance, while helpful as an evaluative tool, is not necessarily indicative of future results, the achievement of which cannot be assured. Investors should not view the past performance of FSIC, or information about the market, as indicative of FSIC’s future results.
Individual investors and endowments may have different investment horizons, liquidity needs and risk tolerances. In addition, fees that may be incurred by an investor in a fund sponsored by Franklin Square may be different than fees incurred by an endowment investing in similar assets as those in which the funds invest.
Other Information The information in this press release is summary information only and should be read in conjunction with FSIC’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2016, which FSIC filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 9, 2016, as well as FSIC’s other reports filed with the SEC. A copy of FSIC’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2016, and FSIC’s other reports filed with the SEC can be found on FSIC’s website at www.fsinvestmentcorp.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Certain Information About Distributions The determination of the tax attributes of FSIC’s distributions is made annually as of the end of its fiscal year based upon its taxable income and distributions paid, in each case, for the full year. Therefore, a determination as to the tax attributes of the distributions made on a quarterly basis may not be representative of the actual tax attributes for a full year. FSIC intends to update stockholders quarterly with an estimated percentage of its distributions that resulted from taxable ordinary income. The actual tax characteristics of distributions to stockholders will be reported to stockholders annually on Form 1099-DIV.
The timing and amount of any future distributions on FSIC’s shares of common stock are subject to applicable legal restrictions and the sole discretion of its board of directors. There can be no assurance as to the amount or timing of any such future distributions.
FSIC may fund its cash distributions to stockholders from any sources of funds legally available to it, including proceeds from the sale of shares of FSIC’s common stock, borrowings, net investment income from operations, capital gains proceeds from the sale of assets, non-capital gains proceeds from the sale of assets and dividends or other distributions paid to it on account of preferred and common equity investments in portfolio companies. FSIC has not established limits on the amount of funds it may use from available sources to make distributions. There can be no assurance that FSIC will be able to pay distributions at a specific rate or at all.