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Prospect Capital Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: February 9, 2012 04:57PM

Prospect Capital Corp. (PSEC) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2011-12-31. Prospect Capital Corp. has a market cap of $1.17 billion; its shares were traded at around $10.7299 with a P/E ratio of 8.7 and P/S ratio of 6.9. The dividend yield of Prospect Capital Corp. stocks is 11.3%.



Highlight of Business Operations:

The original cost basis of debt placements and equity securities acquired, including follow-on investments for existing portfolio companies, totaled $152,941 and $138,070 during the three months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively. These placements and acquisitions totaled $373,943 and $275,867 during the six months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively. Debt repayments and sales of equity securities with a cost basis of $106,708 and $62,915 were received during the three months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively. These repayments and sales amounted to $152,763 and $131,063 during the six months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively.

In January 2009, we foreclosed on the real and personal property of ICS. Through this foreclosure process, we gained 100% ownership of THS and certain ESA assets. THS provides outsourced medical staffing and security staffing services to governmental and commercial enterprises. In November 2009, THS was informed that the U.S. Air Force would not exercise its option to renew its contract. THS continues to solicit new contracts to replace the revenue lost when the Air Force contract ended. As part of its strategy to recovery from the loss of the Air Force contract, in 2010 THS started a new business, Vets Securing America, Inc. (“VSA”), to provide out-sourced security guards staffed primarily using retired military veterans. During the year ended June 30, 2011 and the six months ended December 31, 2011, we made follow-on secured debt investments of $1,708 and $874, respectively, to support the ongoing operations of THS and VSA. In October 2011, we sold a building acquired from ESA for $894. The proceeds were used to reduce the outstanding loan balance due to us.

We hold four affiliate investments at December 31, 2011. The affiliate investments reported strong operating results with valuations remaining relatively consistent from June 30, 2011. Our equity investment in Biotronic experienced the most meaningful decrease in valuation as prior to June 30, 2011 we anticipated that the company would be sold at a substantial premium to our cost basis. This sales process was discontinued during the six months ended December 31, 2011 as the buyer and Biotronic could not agree to terms acceptable to each party. The value of our equity position in Biotronic has decreased to $388 as of December 31, 2011, a discount of $2,491 to its amortized cost, compared to the $4,127 unrealized gain recorded at June 30, 2011. The other three affiliate investments are valued at amortized cost or higher. Overall, at December 31, 2011, affiliate investments are valued $8,384 above their amortized cost.

Investment income, which consists of interest income, including accretion of loan origination fees and prepayment penalty fees, dividend income and other income, including settlement of net profits interests, overriding royalty interests and structuring fees, was $67,293 and $33,300 for the three months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively. Investment income was $122,605 and $68,512 for the six months ended, December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively. During the three and six months ended December 31, 2011, the increase in investment income is primarily the result of a larger income producing portfolio and the deployment of additional capital in revenue-producing assets through increased origination and increased dividends received from Energy Solutions and NRG. The following table describes the various components of investment income and the related levels of debt investments:

Investment income is also generated from dividends and other income. Dividend income increased from $3,371 for the three months ended December 31, 2010 to $19,637 for the three months ended December 31, 2011. Dividend income increased from $5,565 for the six months ended December 31, 2010 to $27,187 for the six months ended December 31, 2011. The increase in dividend income is primarily attributed to an increase in the level of dividends received during the respective three and six month periods from our investments in Energy Solutions and NRG due to increased profits generated by the portfolio companies. We received dividends from Energy Solutions of $10,800 and $2,100 during the three months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. We received dividends from Energy Solutions of $14,300 and $3,850 during the six months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. We received dividends from NRG of $6,711 and $200 during the three months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. We received dividends from NRG of $9,911 and $200 during the six months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

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