Exhibit 99.1

 

 

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Results and Declares Quarterly Distribution of $0.355 Per Share

 

NEW YORK, NY, November 9, 2020 – WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

(“WhiteHorse Finance” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WHF) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Additionally, the Company announced that its board of directors has declared a distribution of $0.355 per share with respect to the quarter ending December 31, 2020. The distribution will be payable on January 5, 2021 to stockholders of record as of December 21, 2020.

 

Third Quarter 2020 Summary Highlights

 

·Net Asset Value of $314.6 million, or $15.31 per share

·Investment portfolio(1) totaling $595.3 million

·STRS JV investment portfolio totaling $162.6 million

·Gross investment additions(2) of $58.5 million, including new positions of $42.6 million and $15.7 million of fundings for add-ons to existing investments

·Net investment income of $5.9 million, or $0.289 per share

·Core net investment income of $7.8 million, or $0.380 per share(3)

·Third quarter distribution of $0.355 per share

 

(1) Includes investments in WHF STRS Ohio Senior Loan Fund LLC (“STRS JV”), an unconsolidated joint venture, totaling $50.4 million, at fair value.

(2) Excludes investments made in STRS JV.

(3) Core net investment income is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company believes that core net investment income provides useful information to investors and management because it reflects the Company's financial performance excluding (i) the net impact of costs associated with the refinancing of the Company’s indebtedness, (ii) the accrual of the capital gains incentive fee attributable to net realized and unrealized gains and losses, and (iii) excise and other income taxes related to such net realized gains and losses (net of incentive fees). The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Additional information on core net investment income and a reconciliation of core net investment income to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, net investment income, are set forth in Schedule 1 hereto.

 

Stuart Aronson, WhiteHorse Finance’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “As the market continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, our portfolio showed strength and resilience during the third quarter. Core NII meaningfully exceeded our quarterly dividend and NAV increased materially back to pre-COVID levels. Our portfolio grew to a fair value of $595.3 million after adding three new first lien positions as well as several meaningful add-ons, and our debt portfolio was comprised of 94.2% first lien loans. With a strong pipeline coming up in the fourth quarter, we have successfully added another $40 million unsecured notes at favorable pricing to fully take advantage of the opportunities in the current market. While we are encouraged by our performance in the face of uncertainties in the current macro environment, we will remain prudent and judicious in our execution, maintaining our discipline and rigorous underwriting standards to enhance value for our shareholders.”

 

Portfolio and Investment Activity

 

As of September 30, 2020, the fair value of WhiteHorse Finance’s investment portfolio was $595.3 million, compared with $547.4 million as of June 30, 2020. The portfolio at September 30, 2020 consisted of 73 positions across 54 companies with a weighted average effective yield of 9.9% on income-producing debt investments. The average debt investment size (excluding investments in STRS JV) was $8.8 million with the overall portfolio comprised of approximately 83.1% first lien secured loans, 5.0% second lien secured loans, 0.1% subordinated debt, 3.3% equity and 8.5% in investments in STRS JV. Almost all loans were substantially variable-rate investments (primarily indexed to the London Interbank Offered Rate) with fixed rate securities representing only 0.4% of loans at fair value. Nearly all performing floating rate investments have interest rate floors.

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2020, WhiteHorse Finance made investments in three new portfolio companies totaling $42.6 million, added a total of $15.7 million to five existing portfolio companies and funded $0.7 million to revolver commitments. Proceeds from sales and repayments totaled approximately $26.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, driven by full realizations in PMA Holdco, LLC as well as in Rural Media Group, Inc. and payments received from AG Kings Holdings Inc., which reduced the cost basis in the investment by $3.5 million.

 

In addition to the transactions above, during the three months ended September 30, 2020, WhiteHorse Finance transferred one position totaling $1.3 million to STRS JV in exchange for cash consideration.

 

WHF STRS Ohio Senior Loan Fund LLC

 

As of September 30, 2020, STRS JV’s portfolio totaled $162.6 million, consisted of 18 portfolio companies and had a weighted average effective yield of 8.1% on its portfolio.

 

 

 

 

Results of Operations

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2020, the Company’s net investment income was approximately $5.9 million, compared with approximately $8.7 million for the same period in the prior year, representing a decrease of approximately 32.2%. The decrease in net investment income for the year-over-year period was primarily attributable to higher incentive fees expense and lower non-recurring fee income in the current quarter. The incentive fees increase was due to higher amounts recognized for the capital gains incentive fee component as a result of $15.7 million in net realized and unrealized gains recorded in the current quarter, comparing with a reversal of the capital gains incentive fee accrual due to $1.8 million in net realized and unrealized losses generated in the same period in the prior year. The decrease in fee income during the quarter ended September 30, 2020 as compared with the same period in the prior year was primarily a result of fewer nonrecurring, fee-generating events.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2020, core net investment income, a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes capital gains incentive fee accruals, the net effects of excise or other income taxes related to net realized gains and losses, and the associated costs of refinancing the Company’s indebtedness, was $7.8 million, compared with $8.3 million for the same period in the prior year, representing a decrease of approximately 6.0%.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2020, WhiteHorse Finance reported net realized and unrealized gains on investments and foreign currency transactions of $15.7 million, as compared with net realized and unrealized losses on investments and foreign currency transactions of $1.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019. The increase in the year-over-year period was primarily attributable to markups in the portfolio as a result of the market’s continuing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and markdowns recorded earlier this year.

 

WhiteHorse Finance reported a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of approximately $21.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020, which compares with a net increase of $6.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019.

 

WhiteHorse Finance’s net asset value was $314.6 million, or $15.31 per share, as of September 30, 2020, as compared with $300.2 million, or $14.61 per share, as of June 30, 2020.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of September 30, 2020, WhiteHorse Finance had cash and cash equivalents of $22.9 million, as compared with $20.9 million as of June 30, 2020, inclusive of restricted cash. As of September 30, 2020, the Company also had $18.9 million of undrawn capacity under its revolving credit facility.

 

Distributions

 

The Company’s Board of Directors has declared a distribution of $0.355 per share with respect to the quarter ending December 31, 2020. The distribution will be payable on January 5, 2021 to stockholders of record as of December 21, 2020. In addition, previously on October 9, 2020, the Company declared a special distribution of $0.125 per share, which will be payable on December 10, 2020 to stockholders of record as of October 30, 2020.

 

On August 10, 2020, the Company declared a distribution of $0.355 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, consistent with distributions declared for the thirty-second consecutive quarter since the Company’s initial public offering. The distribution was paid on October 2, 2020 to stockholders of record as of September 21, 2020.

 

Distributions are paid from taxable earnings and may include return of capital and/or capital gains. The specific tax characteristics of the distributions will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099-DIV after the end of the calendar year and in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Recent Developments

 

On October 20, 2020, WhiteHorse Finance entered into an agreement governing the issuance of $40 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2025 (the “2025 Private Notes”), to qualified institutional investors in a private placement offering. The 2025 Private Notes have a fixed interest rate of 5.375% payable semiannually and are due on October 20, 2025, unless redeemed, purchased or prepaid prior to such date by the Company or its affiliates in accordance with the terms of the 2025 Private Notes. WhiteHorse Finance used the net proceeds from this offering to partially repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility.

 

 

 

 

Conference Call

 

WhiteHorse Finance will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter results at 2:00 p.m. ET on Monday, November 9, 2020. To access the teleconference, please dial 706-758-9224 (domestic and international) approximately 10 minutes before the teleconference’s scheduled start time and reference ID #4571047. Investors may also access the call on the investor relations portion of the Company’s website at www.whitehorsefinance.com.

 

If you are unable to access the live teleconference, a replay will be available beginning approximately two hours after the call’s completion through November 16, 2020. The teleconference replay can be accessed by dialing 404-537-3406 (domestic and international) and entering ID #4571047. A webcast replay will also be available on the investor relations portion of the Company’s website at www.whitehorsefinance.com.

 

About WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

 

WhiteHorse Finance is a business development company that originates and invests in loans to privately held, lower middle market companies across a broad range of industries. The Company's investment activities are managed by H.I.G. WhiteHorse Advisers, LLC, an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, LLC, (“H.I.G. Capital”). H.I.G. Capital is a leading global alternative asset manager with $41 billion of capital under management(4) across a number of funds focused on the small and mid-cap markets. For more information about H.I.G. Capital, please visit http://www.higcapital.com. For more information about the Company, please visit http://www.whitehorsefinance.com.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance 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 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.

 

(4) Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates.

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 1

 

As a supplement to GAAP financial measures, the Company has provided information relating to core net investment income, which is a non-GAAP measure. This measure is provided in addition to, but not as a substitute for, net investment income determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company’s non-GAAP measures may differ from similar measures by other companies, even if similar terms are used to identify such measures. Core net investment income represents net investment income adjusted to exclude the net impact of costs associated with the refinancing of the Company’s indebtedness, the accrual of the capital gains incentive fee attributable to net realized and unrealized gains and losses, and excise or other income taxes related to such net realized gains and losses (net of incentive fees). There were no excise or other income taxes related to net realized gains and losses, nor did the Company incur any costs with refinancing any of its indebtedness for the quarters ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019.

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of net investment income to core net investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019 (in thousands, except per share data):

 

   September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019 
   Amount   Per Share
Amounts
   Amount   Per Share
Amounts
 
Net investment income  $5,930   $0.289   $8,655   $0.421 
Net impact of costs associated with refinancing of indebtedness   -    -    -    - 
Accrual for capital gains incentive fee   1,870    0.091    (360)   (0.018)
Net impact of excise tax expense related to net realized gains and losses   -    -    -    - 
Core net investment income  $7,800   $0.380   $8,295   $0.403 

 

 

 

 

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

   September 30,   December 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)     
Assets          
Investments, at fair value          
Non-controlled/non-affiliate company investments  $535,387   $546,744 
Non-controlled affiliate company investments   9,520    9,651 
Controlled affiliate company investments   50,388    33,293 
Total investments, at fair value (amortized cost $598,477 and $597,725, respectively)   595,295    589,688 
Cash and cash equivalents   8,863    4,294 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents   13,830    23,252 
Restricted foreign currency (cost of $233)   231     
Interest and dividend receivable   6,145    6,010 
Amounts receivable on unsettled investment transactions   815    360 
Prepaid expenses and other receivables   627    7,620 
Total assets  $625,806   $631,224 
           
Liabilities          
Debt  $291,924   $298,924 
Distributions payable   7,294    7,294 
Management fees payable   3,069    3,060 
Incentive fees payable   7,029    5,230 
Interest payable   853    1,674 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   1,035    1,944 
Advances received from unfunded credit facilities   39    143 
Total liabilities   311,243    318,269 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Net assets          
Common stock, 20,546,032 and 20,546,032 shares issued and outstanding, par value $0.001 per share, respectively, and 100,000,000 authorized   21    21 
Paid-in capital in excess of par   300,744    300,744 
Accumulated earnings   13,798    12,190 
Total net assets   314,563    312,955 
Total liabilities and total net assets  $625,806   $631,224 
           
Number of shares outstanding   20,546,032    20,546,032 
Net asset value per share  $15.31   $15.23 

 

 

 

 

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

   Three months ended
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Investment income                    
From non-controlled/non-affiliate company investments                    
Interest income  $14,222   $14,865   $39,506   $42,104 
Fee income   741    2,246    1,571    6,328 
Dividend income   21    -    101    - 
From non-controlled affiliate company investments                    
Dividend income   263    301    800    888 
From controlled affiliate company investments                    
Interest income   682    343    1,913    343 
Dividend income   568    -    961    - 
Total investment income   16,497    17,755    44,852    49,663 
                     
Expenses                    
Interest expense   2,770    3,495    9,661    9,744 
Base management fees   3,069    2,834    9,110    8,240 
Performance-based incentive fees   3,819    1,714    5,571    5,520 
Administrative service fees   171    159    512    475 
General and administrative expenses   601    660    2,212    1,875 
Total expenses, before fees waived   10,430    8,862    27,066    25,854 
Base management fee waived   -    -    -    (397)
Total expenses, net of fees waived   10,430    8,862    27,066    25,457 
Net investment income before excise tax   6,067    8,893    17,786    24,206 
Excise tax   137    238    513    712 
Net investment income after excise tax   5,930    8,655    17,273    23,494 
                     
Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments and foreign currency transactions                    
Net realized gains (losses)                    
Non-controlled/non-affiliate company investments   635    (2)   1,069    (2,020)
Foreign currency transactions   (1)   -    66    - 
Foreign currency forward contracts   (25)   -    (25)   - 
Net realized gains (losses)   609    (2)   1,110    (2,020)
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)                    
Non-controlled/non-affiliate company investments   12,659    (1,882)   6,303    1,042 
Non-controlled affiliate company investments   999    28    (131)   (492)
Controlled affiliate company investments   1,526    56    (1,316)   56 
Translation of assets and liabilities in foreign currencies   (92)   -    251    - 
Foreign currency forward contracts   3    -    -    - 
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)   15,095    (1,798)   5,107    606 
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments   15,704    (1,800)   6,217    (1,414)
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations  $21,634   $6,855   $23,490   $22,080 
                     
Per Common Share Data                    
Basic and diluted earnings per common share  $1.06   $0.34   $1.15   $1.08 
Dividends and distributions declared per common share  $0.36   $0.36   $1.07   $1.07 
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   20,546,032    20,546,032    20,546,032    20,546,032 

 

 

 

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

Consolidated Schedule of Investments (Unaudited)

September 30, 2020

(in thousands)

 

Investment Type(1)  Spread
Above
Index(2)
  Interest
Rate(3)
   Acquisition
Date(10)
   Maturity
Date
  Principal/
Share
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair
Value(11)
   Fair Value
As A
Percentage
of Net
Assets
 
North America                                    
Debt Investments                                    
Advertising                                    
Fluent, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 7.00%   7.50%   03/26/18   03/27/23   7,609   $7,609   $7,609    2.42%
   (0.50% Floor)                                 
SmartSign Holdings LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 7.50%   8.50%   08/21/20   10/11/24   7,763    7,612    7,763    2.47 
   (1.00% Floor)                15,372    15,221    15,372    4.89 
Agricultural & Farm Machinery                                    
Bad Boy Mowers Acquisition, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 5.75%   6.75%   12/19/19   12/06/25   10,307    10,037    10,152    3.23 
   (1.00% Floor)                                 
Air Freight & Logistics                                    
Access USA Shipping, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 8.00%   9.00%   02/08/19   02/08/24   5,432    5,378    5,398    1.72 
   (1.50% Floor)                                 
Application Software                                    
Connexity, Inc.                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 8.50%   10.00%   05/21/20   05/21/25   10,931    10,627    10,771    3.42 
   (1.50% Floor)                                 
Newscycle Solutions, Inc.                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 7.00%   8.00%   06/14/19   12/29/22   5,114    5,050    4,774    1.52 
   (1.00% Floor)                                 
First Lien Secured Revolving Loan  L+ 7.00%   8.00%   06/14/19   12/29/22   301    298    281    0.09 
   (1.00% Floor)                16,346    15,975    15,826    5.03 
Automotive Retail                                    
Team Car Care Holdings, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan(12)  base rate+ 7.99%   9.01%   02/26/18   02/23/23   16,330    16,154    15,953    5.07 
   (1.00% Floor)                                 
BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.25%   6.40%   11/15/19   11/18/24   8,181    7,908    8,181    2.60 
   (0.00% Floor)                24,511    24,062    24,134    7.67 
Broadcasting                                    
Alpha Media, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  P+ 7.50%   10.75%   08/14/18   02/25/22   5,075    5,010    4,849    1.54 
   (2.00% Floor)                                 
Building Products                                    
LHS Borrower, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.75%   7.75%   09/30/20   09/30/25   19,499    19,063    19,062    6.06 
   (1.00% Floor)                                 
First Lien Secured Revolving Loan(7)  L+ 6.75%   7.75%   09/30/20   09/30/25   -    -    -    - 
   (1.00% Floor)                19,499    19,063    19,062    6.06 
Cable & Satellite                                    
Bulk Midco, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan(15)  L+7.19%   8.19%   06/08/18   06/08/23   15,000    14,879    14,250    4.53 
   (1.00% Floor)                                 
Communications Equipment                                    
Ribbon Communications Operating Company, Inc.(5)                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 7.50%   7.65%   08/14/20   03/03/26   12,469    12,011    12,011    3.82 
   (0.00% Floor)                                 
Sorenson Communications, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.50%   6.72%   03/15/19   04/29/24   3,971    3,886    3,950    1.26 
   (0.00% Floor)                16,440    15,897    15,961    5.08 
Construction & Engineering                                    
Atlas Intermediate Holdings LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.25%   7.25%   05/26/20   02/13/26   15,269    14,404    14,810    4.71 
   (1.00% Floor)                                 
Data Processing & Outsourced Services                                    
FPT Operating Company, LLC/                                    
TLabs Operating Company, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 8.75%   9.75%   12/23/16   06/07/24   24,441    24,200    23,431    7.45 
   (1.00% Floor)   (0.50% PIK)                            
Geo Logic Systems Ltd. (5)                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan (13)  C +6.25%   7.25%   12/19/19   12/19/24   6,752    5,062    4,903    1.56 
   (1.00% Floor)                                 
First Lien Secured Revolving Loan (7)(13)  C +6.25%   7.25%   12/19/19   12/19/24   -    -    (4)   - 
   (1.00% Floor)               31,193    29,262    28,330    9.01 
Department Stores                                    
Mills Fleet Farm Group, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.25%   7.25%   10/24/18   10/24/24   13,543    13,280    13,272    4.22 
   (1.00% Floor)                                 
Distributors                                    
Crown Brands, LLC                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 8.00%   9.50%   01/28/19   01/25/24   5,727    5,632    4,868    1.55 
   (1.50% Floor)                                 
First Lien Secured Delayed Draw Loan  L+ 8.00%   9.50%   06/10/20   01/25/24   850    850    723    0.23 
   (1.50% Floor)                6,577    6,482    5,591    1.78 
Diversified Chemicals                                    
Sklar Holdings, Inc.                                    
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.00%   8.00%   11/13/19   05/13/23   8,903    8,726    8,790    2.79 
   (1.00% Floor)                                 

 

 

 

 

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

Consolidated Schedule of Investments (Unaudited) - (continued)

September 30, 2020

(in thousands)

 

Diversified Support Services                                
ImageOne Industries, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 10.00%  11.00%  01/11/18  01/11/23   6,497   $6,355   $6,444    2.05%
   (1.00% Floor)  (4.00% PIK)                          
First Lien Secured Revolving Loan(4)(7)  L+ 10.00%  11.00%  07/22/19  12/12/22   731    731    731    0.23 
   (1.00% Floor)  (4.00% PIK)                          
NNA Services, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 7.00%  8.50%  10/16/18  10/16/23   13,442    13,249    13,308    4.23 
   (1.50% Floor)            20,670    20,335    20,483    6.51 
Education Services                                
EducationDynamics, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 7.75%  8.75%  11/26/19  11/26/24   13,936    13,697    13,936    4.43 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
Food Retail                                
AG Kings Holdings, Inc.                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan(4)(8)  P+ 11.00%  14.25%  08/10/16  08/10/21   21,644    8,612    8,541    2.72 
   (0.75% Floor)  (2.00% PIK)                          
Superpriority Secured Debtor-In-Possession Term Loan(4)(18)  L+ 10.00%  11.00%  08/26/20  08/10/21   14,222    5,663    14,222    4.52 
   (1.00% Floor)            35,866    14,275    22,763    7.24 
Health Care Facilities                                
Grupo HIMA San Pablo, Inc.                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan A  L+ 9.00%  9.25%  05/15/19  04/30/19   3,855    3,855    2,621    0.83 
                                 
First Lien Secured Term Loan B  L+ 9.00%  10.50%  02/01/13  04/30/19   13,511    13,511    9,188    2.92 
   (1.50% Floor)                             
Second Lien Secured Term Loan(8)  N/A  15.75%  02/01/13  07/31/18   1,028    1,024    -    - 
      (2.00% PIK)         18,394    18,390    11,809    3.75 
Health Care Services                                
CHS Therapy, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan A  L+ 7.75%  9.25%  06/14/19  06/14/24   7,470    7,365    7,470    2.37 
   (1.50% Floor)                             
Lab Logistics, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.50%  7.50%  10/16/19  09/25/23   106    105    106    0.03 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
First Lien Secured Delayed Draw Loan  L+ 6.50%  7.73%  10/16/19  09/25/23   5,249    5,219    5,249    1.67 
   (1.00% Floor)            12,825    12,689    12,825    4.07 
Home Furnishings                                
Sure Fit Home Products, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan(8)  L+ 9.75%  10.75%  10/26/18  07/13/22   5,228    5,111    3,778    1.20 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
Interactive Media & Services                                
What If Media Group, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.50%  7.50%  10/02/19  10/02/24   12,675    12,472    12,675    4.03 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail                                
BBQ Buyer, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 8.00%  9.50%  08/28/20  08/28/25   10,696    10,434    10,432    3.32 
   (1.50% Floor)                             
First Lien Secured Revolving Loan (7)  L+ 8.00%  9.50%  08/28/20  02/28/21   -    -    -    - 
   (1.50% Floor)                             
Potpourri Group, Inc.                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 8.25%  9.75%  07/03/19  07/03/24   18,034    17,732    17,855    5.68 
   (1.50% Floor)            28,730    28,166    28,287    9.00 
Investment Banking & Brokerage                                
Arcole Acquisition Corp(5)                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan A(4)(8)(19)  L+ 10.25%  11.25%  11/29/18  11/30/23   5,231    5,159    4,708    1.50 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
First Lien Secured Term Loan B(4)(8)(19)  L+ 16.50%  17.50%  11/29/18  11/30/23   1,826    1,785    1,643    0.52 
   (1.00% Floor)  (1.50% PIK)                          
Subordinated Unsecured Term Loan(4)  L+ 9.00%  10.00%  07/31/20  10/31/20   291    291    291    0.09 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
JVMC Holdings Corp. (f/k/a RJO Holdings Corp)                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.50%  7.50%  02/28/19  02/28/24   13,815    13,721    13,815    4.39 
   (1.00% Floor)            21,163    20,956    20,457    6.50 
IT Consulting & Other Services                                
AST-Applications Software Technology LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 8.00%  9.00%  01/10/17  01/10/23   4,034    3,999    4,034    1.28 
   (1.00% Floor)  (1.00% PIK)                          
Leisure Facilities                                
Honors Holdings, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan (16)  L+ 7.97%  8.97%  09/06/19  09/06/24   9,414    9,265    8,284    2.63 
   (1.00% Floor)  (0.50% PIK)                          
First Lien Secured Delayed Draw Loan(16)  L+ 7.61%  8.61%  09/06/19  09/06/24   4,638    4,591    4,081    1.30 
   (1.00% Floor)  (0.50% PIK)                          
Lift Brands, Inc.(aka Snap Fitness Holdings, Inc.)     `                          
First Lien Secured Term Loan A  L+ 3.25%  4.25%  06/29/20  06/29/25   5,659    5,576    5,571    1.77 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
First Lien Secured Term Loan B  N/A  9.50%  06/29/20  06/29/25   1,136    1,109    1,107    0.35 
      (9.50% PIK)                          
First Lien Secured Term Loan C (9)  N/A  9.50%  06/29/20  N/A   1,268    1,265    1,265    0.40 
      (9.50% PIK)         22,115    21,806    20,308    6.45 
Office Services & Supplies                                
Empire Office, Inc.                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.75%  8.25%  04/12/19  04/12/24   10,895    10,741    10,644    3.38 
   (1.50% Floor)                             
Packaged Foods & Meats                                
Lenny & Larry's, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan(17)  L+ 7.94%  8.94%  05/15/18  05/15/23   11,271    11,155    10,779    3.43 
   (1.00% Floor)  (1.17% PIK)                          
Property & Casualty Insurance                                
Policy Services Company, LLC (5)                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.00%  7.00%  03/06/20  05/31/24   6,256    5,983    6,131    1.95 
   (1.00% Floor)                             

 

 

 

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

Consolidated Schedule of Investments (Unaudited) - (continued)

September 30, 2020

(in thousands)

 

Research & Consulting Services                                
Nelson Worldwide, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 9.25%  10.25%  01/09/18  01/09/23   12,708   $12,563   $12,453    3.96%
   (1.00% Floor)                             
ALM Media, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.50%  7.50%  11/25/19  11/25/24   15,159    14,908    14,401    4.58 
   (1.00% Floor)            27,867    27,471    26,854    8.54 
Restaurants                                
LS GFG Holdings Inc.                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  P+ 5.00%  8.25%  11/30/18  11/19/25   10,159    9,934    8,534    2.71 
                                 
Specialized Consumer Services                                
True Blue Car Wash, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 7.12%  8.12%  10/17/19  10/17/24   4,377    4,306    4,377    1.39 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
First Lien Secured Delayed Draw Loan  L+ 7.12%  8.12%  10/17/19  10/17/24   2,018    2,000    2,018    0.64 
   (1.00% Floor)            6,395    6,306    6,395    2.03 
Specialized Finance                                
Golden Pear Funding Assetco, LLC(5)                                
Second Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 10.50%  11.50%  09/20/18  03/20/24   17,500    17,279    17,500    5.56 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
Oasis Legal Finance, LLC(5)                                
Second Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 10.75%  11.75%  09/09/16  03/09/22   12,500    12,435    12,500    3.97 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
WHF STRS Ohio Senior Loan Fund LLC                                
Subordinated Note(4)(5)(7)(9)(14)  L+ 6.50%  6.66%  07/19/19  N/A   41,073    41,073    41,073    13.06 
                71,073    70,787    71,073    22.59 
Specialty Chemicals                                
Flexitallic Group SAS                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.50%  7.50%  10/28/19  10/29/26   11,662    11,407    10,846    3.45 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
Systems Software                                
Vero Parent, Inc.                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 6.00%  7.00%  11/06/19  08/16/24   16,428    15,061    16,267    5.17 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals                                
Source Code Midco, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 8.25%  9.25%  05/04/18  05/04/23   22,634    22,295    22,633    7.19 
   (1.00% Floor)                             
Trading Companies & Distributors                                
Vessco Holdings, LLC                                
First Lien Secured Term Loan  L+ 7.25%  8.75%  08/22/19  08/22/24   8,835    8,696    8,922    2.84 
   (1.50% Floor)                             
                                 
Total Debt Investments               602,578    569,408    566,230    180.00 
                                 
Equity Investments                                
Diversified Support Services                                
Quest Events, LLC Preferred Units(4)  N/A  N/A  12/28/18  12/08/25   317    317    -    - 
ImageOne Industries, LLC Common A Units(4)  N/A  N/A  09/20/19  N/A   225    -    169    0.05 
Health Care Services                                
Lab Logistics Preferred Units (4)  N/A  N/A  10/29/19  N/A   2    857    857    0.27 
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail                                
BBQ Buyer, LLC Shares(4)  N/A  N/A  08/28/20  N/A   1,100    1,100    1,199    0.38 
Leisure Facilities                                
Lift Brands, Inc. (aka Snap Fitness Holdings, Inc.) Class A Common Stock(4)  N/A  N/A  06/29/20  N/A   2    1,955    282    0.09 
Lift Brands, Inc. (aka Snap Fitness Holdings, Inc.) Warrants(4)  N/A  N/A  06/29/20  06/28/28   1    793    114    0.04 
                3    2,748    396    0.13 
Other Diversified Financial Services                                
RCS Creditor Trust Class B Units(4)(6)  N/A  N/A  10/01/17  N/A   143    -    -    - 
SFS Global Holding Company Warrants(4)  N/A  N/A  06/28/18  12/28/25   -    -    -    - 
Sigue Corporation Warrants(4)  N/A  N/A  06/28/18  12/28/25   22    2,890    3,490    1.11 
                165    2,890    3,490    1.11 
Specialized Finance                                
NMFC Senior Loan Program I LLC Units (4)(5)(6)  N/A  N/A  08/13/14  08/31/22   10,000    10,029    9,520    3.03 
WHF STRS Ohio Senior Loan Fund LLC Interests (4)(5)(7)(14)  N/A  N/A  07/19/19  N/A   10,268    10,268    9,315    2.96 
                20,268    20,297    18,835    5.99 
Trading Companies & Distributors                                
Vessco Holdings, LLC Units(4)  N/A  N/A  08/22/19  N/A   506    860    4,090    1.30 
Trucking                                
Europcar Mobility Group Earnout (4)(5)  N/A  N/A  10/31/19  12/31/22   -    -    29    0.01 
                                 
Total Equity Investments               22,586    29,069    29,065    9.24 
                                 
Total Investments               625,164   $598,477   $595,295    189.24%

 

 

 

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

Consolidated Schedule of Investments (Unaudited) - (continued)

September 30, 2020

(in thousands)

 

  (1) Except as otherwise noted, all investments are non-controlled/non-affiliate investments as defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”), and provide collateral for the Company’s credit facility.

 

  (2) The investments bear interest at a rate that may be determined by reference to the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR” or “L”), which resets monthly, quarterly or semiannually, the Canadian Dollar Offered Rate (“CDOR” or “C”) or the U.S. Prime Rate as published by the Wall Street Journal (“Prime” or “P”). The one, three and six-month LIBOR were 0.1%, 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively, as of September 30, 2020. The Prime was 3.25% as of September 30, 2020. The CDOR was 0.5% as of September 30, 2020.

 

  (3) The interest rate is the “all-in-rate” including the current index and spread, the fixed rate, and the payment-in-kind (“PIK”) interest rate, as the case may be.

 

  (4) The investment or a portion of the investment does not provide collateral for the Company’s credit facility.

 

  (5) Not a qualifying asset under Section 55(a) of the 1940 Act. Under the 1940 Act, the Company may not acquire any non-qualifying asset unless, at the time the acquisition is made, qualifying assets represent at least 70% of total assets. Qualifying assets represented 81% of total assets as of the date of the consolidated schedule of investments.

 

  (6) Investment is a non-controlled/affiliate investment as defined by the 1940 Act.

 

  (7) The investment has an unfunded commitment in addition to any amounts presented in the consolidated schedule of investments as of September 30, 2020.

 

  (8) The investment is on non-accrual status.

 

  (9) Security is perpetual with no defined maturity date.

 

  (10) Except as otherwise noted, all of the Company’s portfolio company investments, which as of the date of the consolidated schedule of investments represented 189% of the Company’s net assets or 95% of the Company’s total assets, are subject to legal restrictions on sales.

 

  (11) The fair value of each investment was determined using significant unobservable inputs.

 

  (12) The investment was comprised of two contracts, which were indexed to different base rates, L and P, respectively. The Spread Above Index and Interest Rate presented represent the weighted average of both contracts.

 

  (13) Principal amount is denominated in Canadian dollars.

 

  (14) Investment is a controlled affiliate investment as defined by the 1940 Act. On January 14, 2019, the Company entered into an agreement with State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, a public pension fund established under Ohio law (“STRS Ohio”), to create WHF STRS Ohio Senior Loan Fund, LLC (“STRS JV”), a joint venture, which invests primarily in senior secured first and second lien term loans.

 

  (15) In addition to the interest earned based on the stated interest rate of this security, the Company is entitled to receive an additional interest amount of 2.75% on its “last out” tranche of the portfolio company’s senior term debt, which was previously syndicated into “first out” and “last out” tranches, whereby the “first out” tranche will have priority as to the “last out” tranche with respect to payments of principal, interest and any other amounts due thereunder.

 

  (16) In addition to the interest earned based on the stated interest rate of this security, the Company is entitled to receive an additional interest amount of 3.50% on its “last out” tranche of the portfolio company’s senior term debt, which was previously syndicated into “first out” and “last out” tranches, whereby the “first out” tranche will have priority as to the “last out” tranche with respect to payments of principal, interest and any other amounts due thereunder.

 

  (17) In addition to the interest earned based on the stated interest rate of this security, the Company is entitled to receive an additional interest amount of 3.00% on its “last out” tranche of the portfolio company’s senior term debt, which was previously syndicated into “first out” and “last out” tranches, whereby the “first out” tranche will have priority as to the “last out” tranche with respect to payments of principal, interest and any other amounts due thereunder.

 

  (18) In August 2020, in conjunction with the AG Kings Holdings, Inc. bankruptcy, the Company converted approximately $14.2 million of its existing first lien secured term loan into a new superpriority secured debtor-in-possession term loan.

 

(19)

On October 1, 2020, as part of a restructuring agreement between the Company and Arcole Acquisition Corp, the Company’s investments in first lien secured term loans to Arcole Acquisition Corp were equitized into common shares of Arcole Holding Corp.

 

 

 

Contacts

 

Stuart Aronson

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

212-506-0500

saronson@higwhitehorse.com

 

or

 

Joyson Thomas

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

305-379-2322

jthomas@higwhitehorse.com

 

or

 

Sean Silva

Prosek Partners

646-818-9122

ssilva@prosek.com

 

Source: WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.

 

 

 

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