Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

full year and fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Results

 

Sixth Street Specialty Lending, Inc. Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Results; Declares a Special Dividend Per Share of $1.25, a First Quarter Base Dividend Per Share of $0.41, and a Fourth Quarter Supplemental Dividend Per Share of $0.05

 

 

NEW YORK—February 17, 2021— Sixth Street Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE: TSLX, or the “Company”) today reported net investment income of $147.0 million, or $2.19 per share, and net income of $178.1 million, or $2.65 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2020. For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, net investment income was $32.8 million, or $0.48 per share, and net income was $53.5 million or $0.79 per share. Both these amounts include approximately $0.02 per share of capital gains incentive fee expenses that were accrued, but not paid, related to cumulative unrealized capital gains in excess of cumulative net realized capital gains less any cumulative unrealized losses and capital gains incentive fees paid inception to date. Excluding the impact of the accrued capital gains-related incentive fee expenses, the Company’s net investment income per share and net income per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 were $0.50 and $0.81, respectively.

Return on equity (ROE) for the full year 2020 was 13.0% and 15.8% on a net investment income and a net income basis, respectively. Annualized ROE for the fourth quarter 2020 was 11.5% and 18.7% on a net investment income and a net income basis, respectively.

Reported net asset value (NAV) per share was $17.16 at December 31, 2020 as compared to reported NAV per share of $16.87 at September 30, 2020. The drivers of this quarter’s NAV per share growth were the Company’s continued overearning of its base quarterly dividend, net realized and unrealized gains related to portfolio-company specific events, and unrealized gains from the impact of credit spread tightening on the valuation of the Company’s investments.

The Company announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has declared a special cash dividend per share of $1.25 that will be payable on April 8, 2021 to shareholders of record as of March 25, 2021.The Company’s Board has also declared a first quarter 2021 base dividend of $0.41 per share to shareholders of record as of March 15, 2021, payable on April 15, 2021. In addition, the Board declared a Q4 2020 supplemental dividend of $0.05 per share to shareholders of record as of February 26, 2021, payable on March 31, 2021.

On February 3, 2021, the Company issued $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of unsecured notes that mature on August 1, 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) at a spread to Treasury of 225 basis points. The Company used the net proceeds of the 2026 Notes to repay outstanding indebtedness under the Revolving Credit Facility. In connection with the issuance of the 2026 Notes, the Company entered into an interest rate swap to continue to align the interest rates of its liabilities with its investment portfolio, which consists of predominantly floating rate loans.

On February 5, 2021, the Company completed an amendment to its Revolving Credit Facility, which increased the aggregate commitments under the facility from $1.335 billion to $1.485 billion, increased the accordion to allow for commitments of up to $2.00 billion from $1.75 billion, and extended the stated maturity date to February 4, 2026 for $1.390 billion of commitments. Other key terms of the Revolving Credit Facility remain unchanged.

 

Net Investment Income

2020 ($MM):

Q4 2020 ($MM):

$147.0

$32.8

2020 (per share)

Q4 2020 (per share):

$2.19

$0.48

 

Net Income

2020 ($MM):

Q4 2020 ($MM):

$178.1

$53.5

2020 (per share)

Q4 2020 (per share):

$2.65

$0.79

 

ROE

2020 (NII):

Q4 2020 (NII, annualized):

13.0%

11.5%

2020 (NI):

Q4 2020 (NI, annualized):

15.8%

18.7%

 

NAV

Q4 2020 ($MM):

$1,161.3

Q4 2020 (per share)

$17.16

Q4 2020 (per share, PF):

$15.86

 

Dividends Declared (per share)

Q4 2020 (Base):

$0.41

2020 (Base):

$1.64

2020 (Supp/Special):

$0.66

2020 (Total):

$2.30

 

 

 

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Portfolio and Investment Activity

 

 

 

Full Year

For the year ended December 31, 2020, new investment commitments totaled $1,184.7 million. This compares to $1,233.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

For the year ended December 31, 2020, the principal amount of new investments funded was $939.0 million in 31 new portfolio companies and 27 existing portfolio companies. For this period, the Company had $941.3 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, the principal amount of new investments funded was $1,087.6 million in 32 new portfolio companies and 14 existing portfolio companies. For this period, the Company had $575.2 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments.

Fourth Quarter

For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, new investment commitments totaled $526.0 million. This compares to $435.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, the principal amount of new investments funded was $449.8 million in ten new portfolio companies and ten existing portfolio companies. For this period, the Company had $265.7 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments. For the quarter ended September 30, 2020, the principal amount of new investments funded was $332.3 million in twelve new portfolio companies and four existing portfolio companies. For this period, the Company had $253.1 million aggregate principal amount in exits and repayments.

As of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, the Company had investments in 70 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of $2,298.9 million and $2,100.8 million, respectively. As of December 31, 2020, the average investment size in each portfolio company was $32.8 million based on fair value.

As of December 31, 2020, the Company’s portfolio based on fair value consisted of 95.6% first-lien debt investments, 0.2% second-lien debt investments, 0.5% mezzanine investments, and 3.7% equity and other investments. As of September 30, 2020, the Company’s portfolio based on fair value consisted of 95.0% first-lien debt investments, 0.4% second-lien debt investments, 0.5% mezzanine investments, and 4.1% equity and other investments.

As of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020 approximately 95.8% and 95.4% of the portfolio was invested in secured debt, respectively.

As of December 31, 2020, 99.1% of debt investments based on fair value in the portfolio bore interest at floating rates (when including investment specific hedges), with 99.2% of these subject to LIBOR floors. The Company’s credit facilities also bear interest at floating rates. In connection with the Company’s Convertible Notes and other Notes, which bear interest at fixed rates, the Company entered into fixed-to-floating interest rate swaps in order to align the nature of the interest rates of its liabilities with its investment portfolio.

1.

Calculation includes income earning debt investments only.

 

 

2020

Commitments:

$1,184.7MM

Fundings:

$939.0MM

Net Fundings:

$(2.3)MM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q4 2020

Commitments:

$526.0MM

Fundings:

$449.8MM

Net Fundings:

$184.1MM

 

 

 

 

Average Investment Size

$32.8MM
(1.4% of the portfolio at fair value)

 

First Lien Debt Investments (% FV)

95.6%

 

Secured Debt Investments (% FV)

95.8%

 

Floating Rate Debt Investments1

(% FV)

99.1%

 

 


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Portfolio and Investment Activity (Continued)

 

 

As of December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, the weighted average total yield of debt and income-producing securities at fair value (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 10.0% and 10.1%, respectively, and the weighted average total yield of debt and income-producing securities at amortized cost (which includes interest income and amortization of fees and discounts) was 10.2% for both periods.

As of December 31, 2020, 99.1% of the portfolio at fair value was meeting all payment and covenant requirements, flat from the prior quarter. This quarter’s non-accruals were driven by the addition of the Company’s first lien loan in American Achievement, a company that manufactures and supplies yearbooks, class rings and graduation products. This addition was offset by the removal of the MD America first lien term loan and J.C. Penney prepetition securities due to each company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

 

Weighted Average Yield of Debt and Incoming-Producing Securities

Yield at Fair Value:

10.0%

Yield at Amortized Cost:

10.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Results of Operations for the full year and the Three Months Ended december 31, 2020

 

 

 

Full Year

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, investment income totaled $270.0 million and $251.5 million, respectively. The increase in investment income was primarily driven by an increase in accelerated amortization of upfront fees and prepayment fees due to a higher number of paydowns, coupled with robust other fee income.

Net expenses totaled $117.3 million and $119.4 million for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. This decrease in net expenses was primarily driven by lower interest expense resulting from the impact of a decrease in LIBOR on the Company’s 100% floating rate liability structure.

 

Fourth Quarter

For the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, investment income totaled $62.2 million and $66.5 million, respectively. The decrease in total investment income resulted from a decrease in total interest from investments and other income.

Net expenses totaled $27.7 million and $31.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The decrease in expenses was primarily driven by lower interest expense resulting from a decrease in the average interest rate on debt outstanding.

 

Debt and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2020, the Company had $13.3 million in cash and cash equivalents (including $10.8 million of restricted cash), total principal value of debt outstanding of $1,112.6 million, and $862.7 million of undrawn capacity on its revolving credit facility, subject to borrowing base and other limitations. The Company’s weighted average interest rate on debt outstanding was 2.3% and 2.4% for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively. At December 31, 2020, the Company’s debt to equity ratio was 0.95x, compared to 0.81x at September 30, 2020. Average debt to equity was 0.87x and 0.93x during the three months ended December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively.

 

1.

Pro-forma for unsettled trade receivables of $11.8 million at December 31, 2020.

2.

Daily average debt outstanding during the quarter divided by the daily average net assets during the quarter. Daily average net assets is calculated by starting with the prior quarter end net asset value and adjusting for capital activity during the quarter (adding common stock offerings / DRIP contributions).

 

2020

Investment Income:

$270.0MM

Net Expenses:

$117.3MM

 

Q4 2020

Investment Income:

$62.2MM

Net Expenses:

$27.7MM

 

 

Total Principal Debt Outstanding

$1,112.6MM

 

Debt-to-Equity Ratio

Q4 2020 Quarter End1:

0.95x

2020 Average2:

0.91x

Q4 2020 Average2:

0.87x

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LIQUIDITY AND FUNDING PROFILE

 

Liquidity

The following tables summarize the Company’s liquidity at December 31, 2020 and changes to unfunded commitments since September 30, 2020.

 

Revolving Credit Facility1

 

Unfunded Commitment Activity

Revolver Capacity

$1,485

 

Unfunded Commitments (See Note 8 in 9/30/20 10-Q)

$250

Drawn on Revolver

($179)

 

Extinguished Unfunded Commitments

($105)

Unrestricted Cash Balance

$2

 

New Unfunded Commitments

$66

Total Liquidity (Pre-Unfunded Commitments)

$1,308

 

Net Drawdown of Unfunded Commitments

($18)

Available Unfunded Commitments

($91)

 

Total Unfunded Commitments

$193

Total Liquidity (Burdened for Unfunded Commitments)

$1,217

 

Unavailable Unfunded Commitments2

($102)

 

 

 

Available Unfunded Commitments

$91

1.

Adjusted to reflect the $300 million of 2026 unsecured notes that closed in February 2021, the net proceeds of which were used to pay down a portion of the outstanding revolver borrowings and the February 2021 upsizing of the revolving credit facility by $150 million to $1.485 billion and extension of the maturity date to February 2026 for $1.390 billion of commitments.

2.

Commitments may be subject to limitations on borrowings set forth in the agreements between the Company and the applicable portfolio company. As a result, portfolio companies may not be eligible to borrow the full commitment amount on such date.

Note: May not sum due to rounding.

 

Funding Profile

At December 31, 2020, the Company’s funding mix was comprised of 84% unsecured and 16% secured debt*. As illustrated below, the Company’s nearest debt maturity is in August 2022 at $143 million, and the weighted average remaining life of investments funded with debt was ~2.5 years, compared to a weighted average remaining maturity on debt of ~4.5 years.

* Adjusted to reflect the $300 million of 2026 unsecured notes that closed in February 2021, the net proceeds of which were used to pay down a portion of the outstanding revolver borrowings and the February 2021 upsizing of the revolving credit facility by $150 million to $1.485 billion and extension of the maturity date to February 2026 for $1.390 billion of commitments . Numbers may not sum to 100% due to rounding

1.

Net of Deferred Financing Costs and Interest Rate Fair Value Hedging. Deferred Financing Costs total $18.5M at 12/31/19, $21.4M at 3/31/20, $19.7M at 6/30/20, $18.4M at 9/30/20 and $17.2M at 12/31/20. Fair value hedge on interest rate swaps related to the 2024 notes total ($1.7) M at 12/31/19, $17.0M at 3/31/20, $19.3M at 6/30/20, $18.1M at 9/30/20 and $16.8M at 12/31/20.

2.

Weighted by amortized cost of debt investments. Investments are financed by debt and permanent equity capital.  This analysis assumes longer-dated investments are currently funded by permanent equity capital (51% of investments) and the remaining (shorter-dated) investments (49% of investments) are currently funded by debt financing. Investments for purposes of this analysis exclude unfunded commitments, and permanent equity capital is defined as 12/31/20 net assets.

3.

Weighted by gross commitment amount. Adjusted to reflect the $300 million of 2026 unsecured notes that closed in February 2021, the net proceeds of which were used to pay down a portion of the outstanding revolver borrowings and the February 2021 upsizing of the revolving credit facility by $150 million to $1.485 billion and extension of the maturity date to February 2026 for $1.390 billion of commitments.

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Conference Call and Webcast

 

Conference Call Information:

A conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results will be held live at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on February 18, 2021. Please visit TSLX’s webcast link located on the Events & Presentations page of the Investor Resources section of TSLX’s website http://www.sixthstreetspecialtylending.com for a slide presentation that complements the Earnings Conference Call. 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) 359-9508

International: +1 (253) 237-1122

Conference ID: 5466092

All callers will need to enter the Conference ID followed by the # sign and reference “Sixth Street Specialty Lending” 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.

 

Replay Information:

An archived replay will be available from approximately 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 18 through February 25 via a webcast link located on the Investor Resources section of TSLX’s website, and via the dial-in numbers listed below:

Domestic: (855) 859-2056

International: +1 (404) 537-3406

Conference ID: 5466092

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Financial Highlights

 

(Amounts in millions, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

 

September 30, 2020

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments at Fair Value

 

$

 

2,298.9

 

 

 

$

 

2,100.8

 

 

 

$

 

2,245.9

 

 

Total Assets

 

$

 

2,338.6

 

 

 

$

 

2,136.6

 

 

 

$

 

2,280.9

 

 

Net Asset Value Per Share

 

$

 

17.16

 

 

 

$

16.87

 

 

 

$

16.83

 

 

Supplemental Dividend Per Share

 

$

 

0.05

 

 

 

$

 

0.10

 

 

 

$

 

0.06

 

 

Special Dividend Per Share

 

$

 

1.25

 

 

 

$

0.00

 

 

 

$

 

0.00

 

 

Pro Forma Net Asset Value Per Share (1)

 

$

 

15.86

 

 

 

$

16.77

 

 

 

$

 

16.77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Income

 

$

62.2

 

 

 

$

71.3

 

 

 

$

 

66.5

 

 

Net Investment Income

 

$

32.8

 

 

 

$

41.1

 

 

 

$

33.8

 

 

Net Income

 

$

53.5

 

 

 

$

81.9

 

 

 

$

37.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Investment Income Per Share

 

$

0.48

 

 

 

$

0.61

 

 

 

$

0.51

 

 

Net Income Per Share

 

$

 

0.79

 

 

 

$

 

1.21

 

 

 

$

0.57

 

 

Accrued Capital Gains Incentive Fee

 

$

0.02

 

 

 

$

0.00

 

 

 

$

0.00

 

 

Adjusted Net Investment Income Per Share(2)

 

$

0.50

 

 

 

$

0.61

 

 

 

$

0.51

 

 

Adjusted Net Income Per Share(2)

 

$

0.81

 

 

 

$

1.21

 

 

 

$

0.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annualized Return on Equity (Net Investment Income)(3)

 

 

 

11.5

 

%

 

 

 

15.1

 

%

 

 

 

12.2

 

%

Annualized Return on Equity (Net Income)(3)

 

 

18.7

 

%

 

 

 

30.1

 

%

 

 

13.6

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Yield of Debt and Income Producing Securities at Fair Value

 

 

 

10.0

 

%

 

 

10.1

 

%

 

 

10.5

 

%

Weighted Average Yield of Debt and Income Producing Securities at Amortized Cost

 

 

10.2

 

%

 

 

10.2

 

%

 

 

10.7

 

%

Percentage of Debt Investment Commitments at Floating Rates (4)

 

 

 

99.1

 

%

 

 

 

98.9

 

%

 

 

 

99.2

 

%

 

 

1.

Pro forma net asset value per share gives effect to the supplemental dividend declared related to earnings or special dividend in the applicable period.

 

2.

Adjusted to exclude the capital gains incentive fee that was accrued, but not paid, related to cumulative unrealized capital gains in excess of cumulative net realized capital gains less any cumulative unrealized losses and capital gains incentive fees paid inception to date.

 

3.

Return on equity is calculated using prior period’s ending net asset value per share.

 

4.

Includes one or more fixed rate investments for which the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement to swap to floating rate. Calculation includes income earning debt investments only.

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Financial Statements and Tables

 

Sixth Street Specialty Lending, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments at fair value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments (amortized cost of $2,187,427 and $2,099,781, respectively)

 

$

2,249,302

 

 

$

2,147,876

 

Non-controlled, affiliated investments (amortized cost of $12,892 and $49,445, respectively)

 

 

12,892

 

 

 

50,136

 

Controlled, affiliated investments (amortized cost of $58,709 and $88,811, respectively)

 

 

36,676

 

 

 

47,916

 

Total investments at fair value (amortized cost of $2,259,028 and $2,238,037, respectively)

 

 

2,298,870

 

 

 

2,245,928

 

Cash and cash equivalents (restricted cash of $10,815 and $9,315, respectively)

 

 

13,274

 

 

 

14,143

 

Interest receivable

 

 

8,583

 

 

 

13,055

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

17,866

 

 

 

7,805

 

Total Assets

 

$

2,338,593

 

 

$

2,280,931

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt (net of deferred financing costs of $17,246 and $18,471, respectively)

 

$

1,110,363

 

 

$

1,094,467

 

Management fees payable to affiliate

 

 

8,435

 

 

 

8,234

 

Incentive fees payable to affiliate

 

 

8,673

 

 

 

7,161

 

Dividends payable

 

 

27,728

 

 

 

25,927

 

Other payables to affiliate

 

 

2,632

 

 

 

1,948

 

Other liabilities

 

 

19,447

 

 

 

23,897

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

1,177,278

 

 

 

1,161,634

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; no shares

   issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized, 67,980,253

   and 66,613,671 shares issued, respectively; and 67,684,209 and 66,524,591

   shares outstanding, respectively

 

 

680

 

 

 

666

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

1,025,676

 

 

 

1,009,270

 

Treasury stock at cost; 296,044 and 89,080 shares held, respectively

 

 

(4,291

)

 

 

(1,359

)

Distributable earnings

 

 

139,250

 

 

 

110,720

 

Total Net Assets

 

 

1,161,315

 

 

 

1,119,297

 

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

 

$

2,338,593

 

 

$

2,280,931

 

Net Asset Value Per Share

 

$

17.16

 

 

$

16.83

 

 

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Sixth Street Specialty Lending, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment income from non-controlled, non-affiliated investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest from investments

 

$

237,260

 

 

$

224,810

 

 

$

232,517

 

Dividend income

 

 

1,816

 

 

 

420

 

 

 

196

 

Other income

 

 

22,174

 

 

 

13,838

 

 

 

11,298

 

Total investment income from non-controlled, non-affiliated

   investments

 

 

261,250

 

 

 

239,068

 

 

 

244,011

 

Investment income from non-controlled, affiliated investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest from investments

 

 

4,606

 

 

 

6,370

 

 

 

3,652

 

Other income

 

 

368

 

 

 

88

 

 

 

398

 

Total investment income from non-controlled, affiliated

   investments

 

 

4,974

 

 

 

6,458

 

 

 

4,050

 

Investment income from controlled, affiliated investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest from investments

 

 

3,809

 

 

 

5,958

 

 

 

13,763

 

Other income

 

 

4

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

90

 

Total investment income from controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

3,813

 

 

 

5,969

 

 

 

13,853

 

Total Investment Income

 

 

270,037

 

 

 

251,495

 

 

 

261,914

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

 

39,402

 

 

 

49,110

 

 

 

42,761

 

Management fees

 

 

32,105

 

 

 

30,104

 

 

 

28,589

 

Incentive fees

 

 

32,904

 

 

 

27,211

 

 

 

30,515

 

Professional fees

 

 

6,775

 

 

 

6,530

 

 

 

7,208

 

Directors’ fees

 

 

825

 

 

 

595

 

 

 

414

 

Other general and administrative

 

 

5,262

 

 

 

5,912

 

 

 

5,226

 

Total expenses

 

 

117,273

 

 

 

119,462

 

 

 

114,713

 

Management and incentive fees waived

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(63

)

Net Expenses

 

 

117,273

 

 

 

119,462

 

 

 

114,650

 

Net Investment Income Before Income Taxes

 

 

152,764

 

 

 

132,033

 

 

 

147,264

 

Income taxes, including excise taxes

 

 

5,760

 

 

 

3,750

 

 

 

3,375

 

Net Investment Income

 

 

147,004

 

 

 

128,283

 

 

 

143,889

 

Unrealized and Realized Gains (Losses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net change in unrealized gains (losses):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments

 

 

10,304

 

 

 

29,432

 

 

 

(15,207

)

Non-controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

2,785

 

 

 

1,272

 

 

 

(670

)

Controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

18,862

 

 

 

(12,381

)

 

 

(2,028

)

Translation of other assets and liabilities in foreign currencies

 

 

(5,068

)

 

 

(3,255

)

 

 

5,455

 

Interest rate swaps

 

 

6,812

 

 

 

9,194

 

 

 

(1,701

)

Total net change in unrealized gains (losses)

 

 

33,695

 

 

 

24,262

 

 

 

(14,151

)

Realized gains (losses):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlled, non-affiliated investments

 

 

25,382

 

 

 

5,482

 

 

 

3,457

 

Non-controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

7,854

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled, affiliated investments

 

 

(36,352

)

 

 

(3,594

)

 

 

(14,890

)

Extinguishment of debt

 

 

739

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swaps

 

 

(62

)

 

 

41

 

 

 

Foreign currency transactions

 

 

(152

)

 

 

109

 

 

 

712

 

Total net realized gains (losses)

 

 

(2,591

)

 

 

2,038

 

 

 

(10,721

)

Total Unrealized and Realized Gains (Losses)

 

 

31,104

 

 

 

26,300

 

 

 

(24,872

)

Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations

 

$

178,108

 

 

$

154,583

 

 

$

119,017

 

Earnings per common share—basic and diluted

 

$

2.65

 

 

$

2.34

 

 

$

1.86

 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding—basic and

   diluted

 

 

67,209,078

 

 

 

66,069,305

 

 

 

64,028,137

 

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The Company’s investment activity for year ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018 is presented below (information presented herein is at par value unless otherwise indicated).

 

 

 

For the Year Ended December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

New investment commitments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross originations

 

$

3,296.8

 

 

$

3,007.0

 

 

$

2,199.4

 

Less: Syndications/sell downs

 

 

2,112.1

 

 

 

1,773.5

 

 

 

1,291.2

 

Total new investment commitments

 

$

1,184.7

 

 

$

1,233.5

 

 

$

908.2

 

Principal amount of investments funded:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First-lien

 

$

909.6

 

 

$

1,055.7

 

 

$

798.2

 

Second-lien

 

 

5.2

 

 

 

12.4

 

 

 

0.8

 

Mezzanine

 

 

4.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5

 

Equity and other

 

 

20.0

 

 

 

19.5

 

 

 

15.4

 

Total

 

$

939.0

 

 

$

1,087.6

 

 

$

816.9

 

Principal amount of investments sold or repaid:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First-lien

 

$

922.1

 

 

$

567.1

 

 

$

702.5

 

Second-lien

 

 

4.4

 

 

 

0.8

 

 

 

59.6

 

Mezzanine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity and other

 

 

14.8

 

 

 

7.3

 

 

 

28.2

 

Total

 

$

941.3

 

 

$

575.2

 

 

$

790.3

 

Number of new investment commitments in new portfolio

   companies

 

 

31

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

26

 

Average new investment commitment amount in new portfolio

   companies

 

$

30.9

 

 

$

28.7

 

 

$

31.8

 

Weighted average term for new investment commitments in new

   portfolio companies (in years)

 

 

4.6

 

 

 

4.6

 

 

 

5.2

 

Percentage of new debt investment commitments at floating

   rates (1)

 

 

98.8

%

 

 

98.7

%

 

 

99.1

%

Percentage of new debt investment commitments at fixed rates

 

 

1.2

%

 

 

1.3

%

 

 

0.9

%

Weighted average interest rate of new investment commitments

 

 

10.2

%

 

 

10.2

%

 

 

10.5

%

Weighted average spread over LIBOR of new floating rate

   investment commitments

 

 

10.0

%

 

 

8.0

%

 

 

8.1

%

Weighted average interest rate on investments sold or paid down

 

 

9.7

%

 

 

11.8

%

 

 

10.6

%

 

1. Includes one or more fixed rate investments for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019, and 2018, for which the Company entered into interest rate swap agreements to swap to floating rates.

10

 


 

 

About Sixth Street Specialty Lending

Sixth Street Specialty Lending is a specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. The Company seeks to generate current income primarily in U.S.-domiciled middle-market companies through direct originations of senior secured loans and, to a lesser extent, originations of mezzanine loans and investments in corporate bonds and equity securities. The Company has elected to be regulated as a business development company, or a BDC, under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. The Company is externally managed by Sixth Street Specialty Lending Advisers, LLC, an affiliate of Sixth Street and a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) registered investment adviser. The Company leverages the deep investment, sector, and operating resources of Sixth Street, a global investment firm with over $50 billion of assets under management. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.sixthstreetspecialtylending.com.

 

About Sixth Street

Sixth Street is a global investment firm with over $50 billion in assets under management and committed capital. We operate nine diversified, collaborative investment platforms: TAO, Growth, Specialty Lending, Fundamental Strategies, Infrastructure, Opportunities, Insurance, Agriculture, and Credit Market Strategies. Our long-term oriented, highly flexible capital base and "One Team" cultural philosophy allow us to invest thematically across sectors, geographies, and asset classes. Founded in 2009, Sixth Street has more than 320 team members including over 145 investment professionals in nine locations around the world. For more information about Sixth Street, visit www.sixthstreet.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or the Company’s future performance or financial condition, including expectations with respect to the Company’s portfolio companies. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions 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 the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

 

 

Investors:

Lucy Lu, 212–601-4753
Sixth Street Specialty Lending
IRTSLX@sixthstreet.com

 

Media:

Patrick Clifford, 617-793-2004
Sixth Street
PClifford@sixthstreet.com

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