Owl Rock Capital Corp. Reports Third Quarter Net Investment Income Per Share of $0.37 and
NAV Per Share of $14.85; Increases Quarterly Regular Dividend and Introduces Quarterly Supplemental Dividend
NEW YORK — November 2, 2022 — Owl Rock Capital Corporation (NYSE: ORCC, or the “Company”) today reported net investment income of $146.8 million, or $0.37 per share, and net income of $265.4 million, or $0.67 per share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022. Reported net asset value per share was $14.85 at September 30, 2022 as compared to $14.48 at June 30, 2022.
THIRD QUARTER 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
•Net investment income (NII) increased to $0.37 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, approximately 20% in excess of the third quarter regular dividend of $0.31 per share
•Net asset value per share increased to $14.85 at September 30, 2022, an increase of 2.5% compared to June 30, 2022
•Increased quarterly regular dividend by $0.02 per share to $0.33 for the fourth quarter 2022
•In addition to the regular dividend, introduced a quarterly supplemental dividend framework; announced $0.03 per share supplemental dividend based on third quarter 2022 results, payable on or before December 15, 2022 to stockholders of record as of November 30, 2022
•Accelerating dividend payment dates to approximately 15 days from record dates, subject to Board approval
•Announced approval of a $150 million stock repurchase program, a portion of which may be executed under Rule 10b5-1 in order to make purchases outside of the Company's open-market window
Craig W. Packer, Chief Executive Officer of Owl Rock Capital Corporation, commented, “We are pleased to deliver very strong results this quarter, supported by the quality of our portfolio and the tailwind of rising interest rates. We have announced several capital actions so that our shareholders benefit from this earnings momentum, including increasing our regular dividend and introducing a supplemental dividend. We have clear visibility into next quarter’s earnings and with that in mind, have also provided an NII estimate for the fourth quarter of at least $0.39 per share, a further increase from what we reported today.”
The Company’s Board of Directors has declared a fourth quarter 2022 dividend of $0.33 per share for stockholders of record as of December 30, 2022, payable on or before January 13, 2023 and a third quarter 2022 supplemental dividend of $0.03 per share for stockholders of record as of November 30, 2022, payable on or before December 15, 2022. Going forward, in addition to a quarterly base dividend of $0.33 per share, the Company’s Board of Directors expects to also declare, when applicable, a formula-based quarterly supplemental dividend in an amount to be determined each quarter.
2022 Stock Repurchase Program (the “2022 Repurchase Program”)
On November 1, 2022, the Board approved the 2022 Repurchase Program under which the Company may repurchase up to $150 million of the Company’s common stock. Under the 2022 Repurchase Program, purchases may be made at management's discretion from time to time in open-market transactions, including via trading plans with investment banks pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 of the Exchange Act, in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations. Unless extended by the Board, the 2022 Repurchase Program will terminate 18 months from the date it was approved.
Affiliate Purchase Vehicle
Certain affiliates and employees of Blue Owl have indicated that they intend to participate in an investment vehicle that will be authorized to buy up to $25 million of ORCC common stock which will be held for investment purposes.
PORTFOLIO AND INVESTING ACTIVITY
For the three months ended September 30, 2022, new investment commitments totaled $427.4 million across 13 new portfolio companies and 7 existing portfolio companies. This compares to $603.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 across 16 new portfolio companies and 10 existing portfolio companies.
For the three months ended September 30, 2022, the principal amount of new investments funded was $303.8 million. For this period, the Company had $229.3 million aggregate principal amount in sales and repayments.
For the three months ended June 30, 2022, the principal amount of new investments funded was $341.3 million. For this period, the Company had $488.3 million aggregate principal amount in sales and repayments.
As of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, the Company had investments in 180 and 168 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of $12.8 billion and $12.6 billion, respectively. As of September 30, 2022, the average investment size in each portfolio company was $71.3 million based on fair value.
As of September 30, 2022, based on fair value, our portfolio consisted of 72.2% first lien senior secured debt investments, 14.4% second lien senior secured debt investments, 1.8% unsecured debt investments, 2.4% investment funds and vehicles, 2.6% preferred equity investments, and 6.6% common equity investments.
As of June 30, 2022, based on fair value, our portfolio consisted of 73.1% first lien senior secured debt investments, 14.5% second lien senior secured debt investments, 2.1% unsecured debt investments, 2.2% investment funds and vehicles, 2.3% preferred equity investments, and 5.8% common equity investments.
As of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, approximately 86.6% and 87.6% of the portfolio was invested in secured debt, respectively. As of September 30, 2022, 98.3% of our debt investments based on fair value in our portfolio were at floating rates.
As of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, the weighted average total yield of accruing debt and income-producing securities at fair value (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 10.2% and 8.9%, respectively, and the weighted average total yield of accruing debt and income-producing securities at amortized cost (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 10.2% and 8.8%, respectively.
As of September 30, 2022, 2 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of $70.0 million were on non-accrual status, representing 0.6% of the total fair value of the debt portfolio.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
Investment income increased to $314.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 from $269.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 due to an increase in our debt portfolio, dividend income, and rising interest rates. Included in interest income are other fees such as prepayment fees and accelerated amortization of upfront fees from unscheduled paydowns. Period over period, income generated from these fees decreased. Other income decreased period-over-period due to a decrease in incremental fee income, which are fees that are generally available to us as a result of closing investments and generally paid at the time of closing. We expect that investment income will vary based on a variety of factors including the pace of our originations and repayments. Based on current market conditions, we expect repayments, and in turn, originations, to remain modest.
Total expenses increased to $165.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 from $137.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, primarily due to an increase in interest expense and incentive fees. The increase in interest expense was primarily driven by an increase in the average daily borrowings as well as an increase in the average interest rate. Incentive fees increased primarily due to an increase in our debt investment portfolio and dividend income. As a percentage of total assets, professional fees, directors’ fees, and other general and administrative expenses remained relatively consistent period over period.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of September 30, 2022, we had $0.5 billion in cash and restricted cash, $7.4 billion in total principal value of debt outstanding, and $1.7 billion of undrawn capacity on our credit facilities. The Company’s weighted average interest rate on debt outstanding was 3.9% and 3.2% for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively. Ending net debt to equity was 1.18x and 1.20x as of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively.
CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INFORMATION
Conference Call Information:
The conference call will be broadcast live on November 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the Events section of ORCC’s website at www.OwlRockCapitalCorporation.com. Please visit the website to test your connection before the webcast.
Participants are also invited to access the conference call by dialing one of the following numbers:
•Domestic: (877) 737-7048
•International: +1 (201) 689-8523
All callers will need to reference “Owl Rock Capital Corporation” once connected with the operator. All callers are asked to dial in 10-15 minutes prior to the call so that name and company information can be collected.
An archived replay will be available for 14 days via a webcast link located on the Events section of ORCC’s website, and via the dial-in numbers listed below:
•Domestic: (877) 660-6853
•International: +1 (201) 612-7415
•Conference ID: 13733345
|For the three months ended|
|($ in thousands, except per share amounts)||September 30, 2022||June 30, 2022||September 30, 2021|
|Investments at Fair Value||$||12,835,918 ||$||12,648,126 ||$||12,110,098 |
|Total Assets||$||13,413,191 ||$||13,088,383 ||$||13,075,878 |
|Net Asset Value Per Share||$||14.85 ||$||14.48 ||$||14.95 |
|Investment Income||$||314,053 ||$||273,286 ||$||269,191 |
|Net Investment Income||$||146,774 ||$||125,124 ||$||130,499 |
|Net Income||$||265,427 ||$||(34,946)||$||142,851 |
|Net Investment Income Per Share||$||0.37 ||$||0.32 ||$||0.33 |
|Net Realized and Unrealized Gains (and Losses) Per Share||$||0.30 ||$||(0.41)||$||0.03 |
|Net Income Per Share||$||0.67 ||$||(0.09)||$||0.36 |
|Distributions Declared from Net Investment Income Per Share||$||0.31 ||$||0.31 ||$||0.31 |
|Weighted Average Yield of Accruing Debt and Income Producing Securities at Fair Value||10.2 ||%||8.9 ||%||7.9 ||%|
|Weighted Average Yield of Accruing Debt and Income Producing Securities at Amortized Cost||10.2 ||%||8.8 ||%||7.9 ||%|
|Percentage of Debt Investment Commitments at Floating Rates||98.3 ||%||98.8 ||%||99.9 ||%|
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|September 30, 2022|
|December 31, 2021|
|Investments at fair value|
|Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (amortized cost of $12,091,418 and $12,073,126, respectively)||$||11,922,492 ||$||12,124,860 |
|Non-controlled, affiliated investments (amortized cost of $7,032 and $—, respectively)||0||7,032||— |
|Controlled, affiliated investments (amortized cost of $833,409, and $575,427, respectively)||906,394||616,780|
|Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $12,931,859 and $12,648,553, respectively)||12,835,918||12,741,640|
|Cash (restricted cash of $94,151 and $21,481, respectively)||450,487||431,442|
|Foreign cash (cost of $4,874 and $16,096, respectively)||4,703||15,703|
|Receivable from a controlled affiliate||20,303||3,953|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||6,632||23,716|
|Total Assets||$||13,413,191 ||$||13,298,170 |
|Debt (net of unamortized debt issuance costs of $103,285 and $110,239, respectively)||$||7,196,154 ||$||7,079,326 |
|Distribution payable||122,085 ||122,068 |
|Management fee payable||46,886 ||46,770 |
|Incentive fee payable||31,134 ||29,242 |
|Payables to affiliates||5,000 ||5,802 |
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||164,144 ||77,085 |
|Total Liabilities||7,565,403 ||7,360,293 |
|Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)|
|Common shares $0.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized; 393,823,013 and 393,766,855 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||3,938 ||3,938 |
|Additional paid-in-capital||5,992,296 ||5,990,360 |
|Accumulated undistributed (overdistributed) earnings||(148,446)||(56,421)|
|Total Net Assets||5,847,788||5,937,877|
|Total Liabilities and Net Assets||$||13,413,191 ||$||13,298,170 |
|Net Asset Value Per Share||$||14.85 ||15.08|
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in thousands, except share amounts)
|For the Three Months Ended September 30,||For the Nine Months Ended September 30,|
|Investment income from non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:|
|Interest income||$||240,601 ||$||229,605 ||$||655,303 ||$||655,152 |
|Payment-in-kind interest income(1)||30,539||12,361 ||79,698||31,162 |
|Total investment income from non-controlled, non-affiliated investments||291,415||260,508||786,075||721,797|
|Investment income from controlled, affiliated investments:|
|Total investment income from controlled, affiliated investments||22,638||8,683||65,423||17,982|
|Total Investment Income||314,053||269,191||851,498||739,779|
|Performance based incentive fees||31,134||27,682||83,630||74,727|
|Other general and administrative||2,381||3,140||6,656||7,302|
|Total Operating Expenses||165,675||137,012||453,247||384,492|
|Net Investment Income (Loss) Before Taxes||148,378||132,179||398,251||355,287|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||1,604||1,680||3,998||3,004|
|Net Investment Income (Loss) After Taxes||$||146,774 ||$||130,499 ||$||394,253 ||$||352,283 |
|Net Realized and Change in Unrealized Gain (Loss)|
|Net change in unrealized gain (loss):|
|Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments||$||75,368 ||$||14,475 ||$||(147,545)||$||133,961 |
|Non-controlled, affiliated investments||— ||— ||— ||— |
|Controlled, affiliated investments||47,026 ||985 ||31,632 ||367 |
|Translation of assets and liabilities in foreign currencies||(3,807)||(796)||(7,510)||(3,716)|
|Income tax (provision) benefit||— ||(4,383)||— ||(8,605)|
|Total Net Change in Unrealized Gain (Loss)||118,587 ||10,281 ||(123,423)||122,007 |
|Net realized gain (loss):|
|Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments||201 ||2,018 ||4,853 ||(24,656)|
|Foreign currency transactions||(135)||53 ||(1,218)||1,242 |
|Total Net Realized Gain (Loss)||66 ||2,071 ||3,635 ||(23,414)|
|Total Net Realized and Change in Unrealized Gain (Loss)||118,653 ||12,352 ||(119,788)||98,593 |
|Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting from Operations||$||265,427 ||$||142,851 ||$||274,465 ||$||450,876 |
|Earnings Per Share - Basic and Diluted||$||0.67 ||$||0.36 ||$||0.70 ||$||1.15 |
|Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Basic and Diluted||393,823,013 ||392,715,513 ||394,103,935 ||391,893,306 |
(1)For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, interest income and payment-in-kind interest income were reported in aggregate as interest income.
PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY
|Three Months Ended September 30,|
|($ in thousands)||2022||2021|
|New investment commitments|
|Gross originations||$||427,436 ||$||3,257,404 |
|Less: Sell downs||— ||(463,419)|
|Total new investment commitments||$||427,436 ||$||2,793,985 |
|Principal amount of investments funded:|
|First-lien senior secured debt investments||$||230,494 ||$||2,154,036 |
|Second-lien senior secured debt investments||— ||71,000 |
|Unsecured debt investments||— ||— |
|Preferred equity investments||24,716 ||975 |
|Common equity investments||17,047 ||8,820 |
|Investment funds and vehicles||31,500 ||57,750 |
|Total principal amount of investments funded||$||303,757 ||$||2,292,581 |
|Principal amount of investments sold or repaid:|
|First-lien senior secured debt investments||$||(206,828)||$||(1,815,765)|
|Second-lien senior secured debt investments||— ||(278,613)|
|Unsecured debt investments||(22,433)||— |
|Preferred equity investments||— ||— |
|Common equity investments||— ||— |
|Investment funds and vehicles||— ||— |
|Total principal amount of investments sold or repaid||$||(229,261)||$||(2,094,378)|
|Number of new investment commitments in new portfolio companies(1)||13 ||21 |
|Average new investment commitment amount||$||25,296 ||$||104,913 |
|Weighted average term for new debt investment commitments (in years)||6.0 ||5.7 |
|Percentage of new debt investment commitments at|
|80.8 ||%||100.0 ||%|
|Percentage of new debt investment commitments at|
|19.2 ||%||— ||%|
|Weighted average interest rate of new debt investment|
|10.5 ||%||7.1 ||%|
|Weighted average spread over applicable base rate of new floating rate debt investment commitments||6.3 ||%||6.2 ||%|
(1)Number of new investment commitments represents commitments to a particular portfolio company.
(2)For the three months ended September 30, 2021, assumes each floating rate commitment is subject to the greater of the interest rate floor (if applicable) or 3-month LIBOR, which was 0.13% as of September 30, 2021.
(3)For the three months ended September 30, 2022, assumes each floating rate commitment is subject to the greater of the interest rate floor (if applicable) or 3-month SOFR, which was 3.59% as of September 30, 2022.
ABOUT OWL ROCK CAPITAL CORPORATION
Owl Rock Capital Corporation (NYSE: ORCC) is a specialty finance company focused on lending to U.S. middle-market companies. As of September 30, 2022, ORCC had investments in 180 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of $12.8 billion. ORCC has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. ORCC is externally managed by Owl Rock Capital Advisors LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser that is an indirect affiliate of Blue Owl Capital Inc. ("Blue Owl") (NYSE: OWL) and part of Owl Rock, a division of Blue Owl. Owl Rock, together with its subsidiaries, is a New York based direct lending platform.
Certain information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking statements” that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors and undue reliance should not be placed thereon. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about ORCC, its current and prospective portfolio investments, its industry, its beliefs and opinions, and its assumptions. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “may,” “continue,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “targets,” “projects,” “outlook,” “potential,” “predicts” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond ORCC’s 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, the risks, uncertainties and other factors identified in ORCC’s filings with the SEC. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date on which ORCC makes them. ORCC does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or any other information contained herein, except as required by applicable law.
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