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Main Street Capital Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Financial Results

Fourth Quarter 2011 Distributable NII Per Share Increased 33% to $0.48 Per Share

Full Year 2011 Distributable NII Per Share Increased 42% to $1.77 Per Share

Net Asset Value Per Share Increased 16% During 2011

HOUSTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) ("Main Street") announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.  

Full Year 2011 Highlights

  • Total investment income of $66.2 million, representing an 81% increase from 2010
  • Distributable net investment income of $41.3 million (or $1.77 per share), representing a 99% increase from 2010 (1) (5)
  • Distributable net realized income of $44.0 million (or $1.89 per share), representing a 146% increase from 2010 (1) (5)
  • Net Asset Value of $15.19 per share at December 31, 2011, representing a 16% increase compared to $13.06 per share at December 31, 2010
  • Paid dividends of $1.56 per share during 2011, representing a 4% increase compared to dividends paid during 2010
  • Estimated spillover taxable income (taxable income in excess of dividends paid) at December 31, 2011 of approximately $7.9 million, or $0.30 per share
  • Completed two public offerings, at 141% and 123%, respectively, of the then latest reported Net Asset Value per share, for $127.8 million in total net proceeds
  • Expanded the credit facility to support future investment and operational activities from $100 million to $235 million in total commitments
  • Completed $240.6 million in total portfolio investments, resulting in a diversified portfolio of 81 total portfolio companies as of December 31, 2011
  • Awarded the 2011 Small Business Investment Company ("SBIC") of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Fourth Quarter 2011 Highlights

  • Total investment income of $19.7 million, representing a 68% increase from fourth quarter 2010
  • Distributable net investment income of $12.5 million (or $0.48 per share), representing a 79% increase from fourth quarter 2010 (1) (5)
  • Distributable net realized income of $13.4 million (or $0.51 per share), representing a 92% increase from fourth quarter 2010 (1) (5)
  • Paid fourth quarter 2011 dividends of $0.405 per share, or $0.135 per share for each of October, November, and December 2011, representing an 8% increase compared to fourth quarter 2010 dividends
  • Completed $80.9 million in total portfolio investments, including investments in 13 new portfolio companies, and received $38.9 million of redemptions and payments of portfolio investments
  • Fully exited portfolio company investment in Merrick Systems, Inc., realizing a total internal rate of return of 41% and a times money invested return of 1.7x

Fourth Quarter 2011 Operating Results

For the fourth quarter of 2011, total investment income was $19.7 million, a 68% increase over the $11.7 million of total investment income for the corresponding period of 2010. This comparable period increase was principally attributable to (i) a $6.7 million increase in interest income from higher average levels of both portfolio debt investments and interest-bearing marketable securities investments, (ii) a $0.9 million increase in dividend income from portfolio equity investments and (iii) a $0.4 million increase in fee income due to higher levels of transaction activity.  The increase in investment income included a $1.1 million increase in investment income associated with higher levels of accelerated prepayment and repricing activity for certain debt investments.    

The $0.6 million of share-based compensation expense recognized during the fourth quarter of 2011 related to non-cash amortization expense for restricted share grants. Operating expenses (total expenses excluding share-based compensation expense) increased to $7.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 from $4.7 million in the corresponding period of 2010. This comparable period increase in operating expenses was principally attributable to (i) higher interest expense of $1.0 million as a result of the issuance of an additional $40 million in SBIC debentures subsequent to the fourth quarter of 2010 and increased borrowing activity under Main Street's credit facility (the "Credit Facility") and (ii) higher compensation and other operating expenses of $1.5 million related to the significant increase in investment income and portfolio investments compared to the corresponding period of 2010. The ratio of total operating expenses, excluding interest expense, as a percentage of average total assets for the year ended December 31, 2011 was 2.2%, representing a decrease of approximately 7% from the same ratio of 2.4% for the year ended December 31, 2010.

Distributable net investment income, which is net investment income before non-cash, share-based compensation expense, increased 79% to $12.5 million, or $0.48 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with $7.0 million, or $0.36 per share, in the corresponding period of 2010.(1) (5) The increase in distributable net investment income was primarily due to the higher level of total investment income partially offset by higher interest and other operating expenses, due to the changes discussed above.  Distributable net investment income on a per share basis for the fourth quarter of 2011 reflects (i) approximately $0.04 per share of investment income associated with higher levels of accelerated prepayment and repricing activity for certain debt investments and (ii) a greater number of average shares outstanding compared to the corresponding period in 2010 primarily due to the October 2011 and March 2011 follow-on stock offerings.

Distributable net realized income, which is net realized income before non-cash, share-based compensation expense, increased 91% to $13.4 million, or $0.51 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with distributable net realized income of $7.0 million, or $0.37 per share, in the corresponding period of 2010.(1) (5)  This increase was due to (i) the higher level of total distributable net investment income in 2011 and (ii) the higher level of total net realized gain from investments in 2011 compared to the corresponding period of 2010.  The $0.9 million net realized gain during the fourth quarter of 2011 was primarily attributable to a realized gain recognized on the full exit of a portfolio company equity investment and realized gains related to marketable securities debt investments.  

The net increase in net assets resulting from operations attributable to common stock was $20.6 million, or $0.79 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with $9.9 million, or $0.53 per share, in the corresponding period of 2010.(5)  The $11.7 million net change in unrealized appreciation during the fourth quarter of 2011 was principally attributable to (i) unrealized appreciation on 38 portfolio investments totaling $15.2 million, partially offset by unrealized depreciation on 15 portfolio investments totaling $2.8 million, (ii) $0.9 million of net unrealized appreciation on investments in marketable securities and idle funds investments, (iii) accounting reversals of net unrealized appreciation related to the net realized gains recognized in the fourth quarter of 2011 in the amount of $0.9 million, and (iv) $0.6 million of net unrealized depreciation attributable to our SBIC debentures.  The noncontrolling interest of $1.0 million recognized during the fourth quarter of 2011 reflects the pro rata portion of the net increase in net assets resulting from operations for Main Street's subsidiary, Main Street Capital II, LP ("MSCII"), attributable to the equity interests in MSCII not owned by Main Street.  For the fourth quarter of 2011, Main Street also recognized a net income tax provision of $3.0 million principally related to deferred taxes on net unrealized appreciation of equity investments held in its taxable subsidiaries.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2011, Main Street had approximately $42.7 million in cash and cash equivalents and $120.5 million in marketable securities and idle funds investments.  In the fourth quarter of 2011, Main Street expanded the Credit Facility, from $155 million to $235 million to provide additional liquidity in support of future investment and operational activities.  The $80 million increase in total commitments included commitment increases by lenders currently participating in the Credit Facility, as well as the addition of two new lender relationships which further diversified the Main Street lending group to a total of eight participants.  The Credit Facility will mature in September 2014, although the Credit Facility contains two, one year extension options which could extend the maturity to September 2016. Borrowings under the Credit Facility bear interest on a per annum basis equal to the applicable LIBOR rate plus 2.5%.  As of December 31, 2011, Main Street had $107.0 million in outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility, bearing interest at an annual interest rate of 2.8%.  

In October 2011, Main Street completed a follow-on public stock offering in which it sold 3,450,000 shares of common stock, including the underwriters' full exercise of the over-allotment option, at a price to the public of $17.50 per share (or approximately 123% of the then latest reported Net Asset Value per share), resulting in total net proceeds of approximately $57.5 million, after deducting underwriters' commissions and estimated offering costs.

As of December 31, 2011, Main Street had $220 million of SBIC debenture leverage outstanding which bears a weighted average fixed interest rate of approximately 5.1%, paid semi-annually, and matures ten years from original issuance. The weighted average duration for the existing SBIC leverage is approximately 6.7 years as of December 31, 2011.    

Lower Middle Market ("LMM") Portfolio Information (all as of December 31, 2011) (2)

Within its investment portfolio, Main Street had debt and equity investments in 54 LMM companies collectively totaling approximately $429.1 million in fair value with a total cost basis of approximately $362.4 million. Approximately 75% of Main Street's LMM portfolio investments at cost were in the form of secured debt investments, and 93% of these debt investments were secured by first priority liens on the assets of portfolio companies.  The weighted average annual effective yield on Main Street's LMM portfolio debt investments was 14.8%.(3)

Based on information provided by Main Street's LMM portfolio companies, which Main Street has not independently verified, the portfolio companies had a weighted average net senior debt (senior interest-bearing debt through Main Street's debt position less cash and cash equivalents) to EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) ratio of approximately 2.2 to 1.0 and a total EBITDA to senior interest expense ratio of approximately 3.8 to 1.0.(4) Including all debt that is junior in priority to Main Street's debt position, these ratios were approximately 2.6 to 1.0 and 3.5 to 1.0, respectively.(4)

Main Street had equity ownership in 94% of its LMM portfolio companies, and the average fully diluted equity ownership in those portfolio companies was approximately 34%.

Privately Placed Portfolio Information (all as of December 31, 2011) (6)

Main Street had privately placed portfolio investments in 27 companies collectively totaling approximately $132.9 million in fair value with a total cost basis of approximately $133.4 million.  Privately placed portfolio investments include investments made through direct or secondary purchases of interest-bearing debt securities in companies that are generally larger in size than Main Street's LMM portfolio companies and are included in the "Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments" section of Main Street's balance sheet.  The weighted average revenues for the 27 privately placed portfolio company investments were approximately $367 million. Main Street's privately placed portfolio investments are primarily in the form of debt investments, and 69% of such debt investments at cost were secured by first priority liens on portfolio company assets.  The weighted average annual effective yield on Main Street's privately placed portfolio debt investments was approximately 10.6%.(3)

Portfolio Quality

Based upon Main Street's internal investment rating system, with a rating of "1" being the highest and a rating of "5" being the lowest, the weighted average investment rating for Main Street's investment portfolio was 2.2 at both December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2011.  As of December 31, 2011, Main Street had one investment on non-accrual status that represented less than 0.1% of the investment portfolio at fair value and 1.1% of the investment portfolio at cost.  Main Street's portfolio investments at fair value were approximately 113% of the related cost basis as of December 31, 2011.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results Conference Call / Webcast

Main Street has scheduled a conference call for Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results.

You may access the conference call by dialing 480-629-9692 or 877-941-0844 and quote passcode 4515791 at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.  The conference call can also be accessed via a simultaneous webcast by logging into the investor relations section of the Main Street web site at http://www.mainstcapital.com.  

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through Friday, March 16, 2012 and may be accessed by dialing 303-590-3030 and using the passcode 4515791.  An audio archive of the conference call will also be available on the investor relations section of the company's website at http://www.mainstcapital.com shortly after the call and will be accessible for approximately 90 days.

For a more detailed discussion of the financial and other information included in this press release, please refer to the Main Street Form 10-K for the annual period ended December 31, 2011 to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov) and Main Street's Year End 2011 Investor Presentation to be posted on the investor relations section of the Main Street website at http://www.mainstcapital.com.

(1) Distributable net investment income and distributable net realized income are net investment income and net realized income, respectively, as determined in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, excluding the impact of share-based compensation expense which is non-cash in nature. Main Street believes presenting distributable net investment income, distributable net realized income, and related per share measures is useful and appropriate supplemental disclosures for analyzing its financial performance since share-based compensation does not require settlement in cash. However, distributable net investment income and distributable net realized income are non-GAAP measures and should not be considered as a replacement to net investment income, net realized income, and other earnings measures presented in accordance with GAAP. Instead, distributable net investment income and distributable net realized income should be reviewed only in connection with such GAAP measures in analyzing Main Street's financial performance. A reconciliation of net investment income and net realized income in accordance with GAAP to distributable net investment income and distributable net realized income is detailed in the financial tables included with this press release.

(2) All LMM portfolio information is calculated exclusive of Main Street's privately placed portfolio investments, marketable securities and idle funds investments, and Main Street's investment in Main Street Capital Partners, LLC, the wholly owned Investment Manager.  LMM portfolio company financial information has not been independently verified by Main Street.

(3) Weighted average annual effective yield includes amortization of deferred debt origination fees and accretion of original issue discount, but excludes any liquidation fees payable upon repayment and any debt investments on non-accrual status.

(4) Excludes one investment that is in the "rapid growth" phase of its business life cycle with high customer acquisition costs.  

(5) Per share amounts exclude the earnings attributable to the remaining noncontrolling equity interest in Main Street Capital II, LP not owned by Main Street.

(6) Information for the privately placed portfolio investments is calculated exclusive of Main Street's LMM portfolio investments, marketable securities and idle funds investments, and Main Street's investment in Main Street Capital Partners, LLC, the wholly owned Investment Manager.  The financial information for the privately placed portfolio company investments has not been independently verified by Main Street.

ABOUT MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORPORATION

Main Street (www.mainstcapital.com) is a principal investment firm that primarily provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies. Main Street's lower middle market investments are made to support management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings and acquisitions of companies that operate in diverse industry sectors and generally have annual revenues ranging from $10 million to $100 million.  Main Street seeks to partner with entrepreneurs, business owners and management teams and generally provides "one stop" financing alternatives within its lower middle market portfolio. Main Street also maintains a portfolio of privately placed, interest-bearing debt investments in middle market businesses that are generally larger in size than its lower middle market portfolio companies.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Main Street cautions that statements in this press release which are forward-looking and provide other than historical information involve risks and uncertainties that may impact its future results of operations.  The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current conditions and include statements regarding Main Street's goals, beliefs, strategies and future operating results and cash flows. Although its management believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, Main Street can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct.  Those statements are made based on various underlying assumptions and are subject to numerous uncertainties and risks, including, without limitation: Main Street's continued effectiveness in raising, investing and managing capital; adverse changes in the economy generally or in the industries in which its portfolio companies operate; changes in laws and regulations that may adversely impact its operations or the operations of one or more of its portfolio companies; the operating and financial performance of its portfolio companies; retention of key investment personnel; competitive factors; and such other factors described under the captions "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov).  Main Street undertakes no obligation to update the information contained herein to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances, except as required by applicable securities laws and regulations.

Contacts:

Main Street Capital Corporation

Dwayne Hyzak, CFO and Senior Managing Director

dhyzak@mainstcapital.com  / 713-350-6000


Dennard Rupp Gray & Lascar, LLC

Ken Dennard / ksdennard@drg-l.com

Ben Burnham / bburnham@drg-l.com

713-529-6600



MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORPORATION

Consolidated Statements of Operations



















Three Months Ended December 31,


Years Ended December 31,


2011


2010


2011


2010


(Unaudited)





INVESTMENT INCOME:








Interest, fee and dividend income:








  Control investments

$          6,474,007


$          4,901,639


$        25,051,361


$        17,526,766

  Affiliate investments

4,090,809


2,513,046


12,558,835


8,250,622

  Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

6,183,252


3,073,708


18,420,306


7,747,739

Total interest, fee and dividend income

16,748,068


10,488,393


56,030,502


33,525,127

Interest from marketable securities, idle funds and other

2,923,734


1,188,501


10,209,508


2,982,780

Total investment income

19,671,802


11,676,894


66,240,010


36,507,907

EXPENSES:








Interest

(3,636,459)


(2,670,019)


(13,518,204)


(9,058,386)

General and administrative

(897,186)


(398,055)


(2,482,689)


(1,437,027)

Expenses reimbursed to affiliated Investment Manager

(2,627,906)


(1,628,622)


(8,914,974)


(5,263,133)

Share-based compensation

(580,623)


(439,451)


(2,047,039)


(1,488,709)

Total expenses

(7,742,174)


(5,136,147)


(26,962,906)


(17,247,255)

NET INVESTMENT INCOME

11,929,628


6,540,747


39,277,104


19,260,652









NET REALIZED GAIN (LOSS) FROM INVESTMENTS:








  Control investments

-


-


407,168


(3,587,638)

  Affiliate investments

758,424


-


758,424


-

  Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

-


(156,241)


771,460


235

  Marketable securities and idle funds investments

161,171


214,159


701,407


707,740

Total net realized gain (loss) from investments

919,595


57,918


2,638,459


(2,879,663)

NET REALIZED INCOME

12,849,223


6,598,665


41,915,563


16,380,989









NET CHANGE IN UNREALIZED








APPRECIATION (DEPRECIATION):








  Portfolio investments

11,261,093


878,119


37,453,083


12,264,717

  Marketable securities and idle funds investments

1,100,322


678,027


(2,463,188)


781,951

  SBIC debentures

(614,003)


2,069,581


(6,328,953)


6,861,971

  Investment in affiliated Investment Manager

(47,080)


72,433


(182,413)


(269,225)

Total net change in unrealized appreciation

11,700,332


3,698,160


28,478,529


19,639,414









Income tax provision

(2,985,560)


(160,727)


(6,287,662)


(940,634)

Bargain purchase gain

-


-


-


4,890,582

NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS








RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS

21,563,995


10,136,098


64,106,430


39,970,351

Noncontrolling interest

(981,638)


(264,747)


(1,139,238)


(1,226,487)

NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS








RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS








ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCK

$        20,582,357


$          9,871,351


$        62,967,192


$        38,743,864









NET INVESTMENT INCOME PER SHARE -








BASIC AND DILUTED

$                   0.45


$                   0.34


$                   1.69


$                   1.16

NET REALIZED INCOME PER SHARE -








BASIC AND DILUTED

$                   0.49


$                   0.34


$                   1.80


$                   0.99

NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM








OPERATIONS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON








STOCK PER SHARE - BASIC AND DILUTED

$                   0.79


$                   0.53


$                   2.76


$                   2.38

DIVIDENDS PAID PER SHARE

$                   0.41


$                   0.38


$                   1.56


$                   1.50

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING -








BASIC AND DILUTED

25,893,431


18,734,877


22,850,299


16,292,846



MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORPORATION

Consolidated Balance Sheets






December 31, 2011


December 31, 2010





ASSETS








Portfolio investments at fair value:




Control investments (cost: $206,786,888 and $161,009,443 as of




December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively)

$          238,923,711


$          174,596,394

Affiliate investments (cost: $110,157,180 and $65,650,789 as of




December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively)

146,404,681


80,206,804

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments (cost: $178,858,890 and




$91,911,304 as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively)

176,681,819


91,956,221

Investment in affiliated Investment Manager (cost: $4,284,042 as of




December 31, 2011 and 2010)

1,869,242


2,051,655





Total portfolio investments (cost: $500,087,000 and $322,855,578 as of




December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively)

563,879,453


348,811,074

Marketable securities and idle funds investments (cost: $122,136,830 and $67,970,907




as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively)

120,455,599


68,752,858





Total investments (cost: $622,223,830 and $390,826,485 as of




December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively)

684,335,052


417,563,932





Cash and cash equivalents

42,650,081


22,334,340

Deferred tax asset, net

-


1,958,593

Interest receivable and other assets

6,538,683


4,523,792

Deferred financing costs (net of accumulated amortization of $2,166,815 and




$1,504,584 as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively)

4,168,015


2,543,645





Total  assets

$          737,691,831


$          448,924,302





LIABILITIES








SBIC debentures (par: $220,000,000 and $180,000,000 as of December 31, 2011 and




2010, respectively; par of $95,000,000 is recorded at a fair value of




$76,886,928 and $70,557,975 as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively)

$          201,886,928


$          155,557,975

Credit facility

107,000,000


39,000,000

Interest payable

3,984,014


3,194,870

Dividend payable

2,856,457


-

Deferred tax liability, net

3,776,320


-

Payable to affiliated Investment Manager

4,830,750


15,124

Accounts payable and other liabilities

2,169,245


1,173,295





Total  liabilities

326,503,714


198,941,264

Commitments and contingencies








NET ASSETS








Common stock, $0.01 par value per share (150,000,000 shares authorized;




26,714,384 and 18,797,444 issued and outstanding




as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively)

267,144


187,975

Additional paid-in capital

360,163,711


224,485,165

Accumulated net investment income, net of dividends

12,531,357


9,261,405

Accumulated net realized loss from investments, net of dividends

(20,445,129)


(20,541,897)

Net unrealized appreciation, net of income taxes

53,193,626


32,141,997





Total Net Asset Value

405,710,709


245,534,645





Noncontrolling interest

5,477,408


4,448,393





Total net assets including noncontrolling interests

411,188,117


249,983,038





Total liabilities and net assets

$          737,691,831


$          448,924,302





NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE

$                     15.19


$                     13.06



MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORPORATION

Reconciliation of Distributable Net Investment Income and Distributable Net Realized Income

(Unaudited)


























Three Months Ended December 31,


Years Ended December 31,


2011


2010


2011


2010

Net investment income

$           11,929,628


$           6,540,747


$            39,277,104


$            19,260,652

  Share-based compensation expense

580,623


439,451


2,047,039


1,488,709

Distributable net investment income (1)

12,510,251


6,980,198


41,324,143


20,749,361

Net realized income (loss) from investments

919,595


57,918


2,638,459


(2,879,663)

Distributable net realized income (1)

$           13,429,846


$           7,038,116


$            43,962,602


$            17,869,698









Per share amounts:








Distributable net investment income per share -








   Basic and diluted (1) (5)

$                      0.48


$                    0.36


$                       1.77


$                       1.25

Distributable net realized income per share -








   Basic and diluted (1) (5)

$                      0.51


$                    0.37


$                       1.89


$                       1.08



SOURCE Main Street Capital Corporation