OFS Credit Company Announces Certain Preliminary Estimates of its Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2021 Financial Results

Nov 18, 2021

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2021-- OFS Credit Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCCI) (“OFS Credit,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”), an investment company that primarily invests in collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) equity and debt securities, today announced certain preliminary estimates of its financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2021.

PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES OF CERTAIN FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net asset value was estimated to be between $13.95 and $14.05 per common share at October 31, 2021.
  • Net investment income ("NII") was estimated to be between $0.37 and $0.39 per common share for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2021. This compares to net investment income of $0.26 per common share for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2021.
  • Core net investment income ("Core NII")1 was estimated to be between $0.68 and $0.70 per common share for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2021.
  • At October 31, 2021, we had $15.0 million in cash.

These estimates are subject to the completion of our financial closing procedures and are not a comprehensive statement of our financial position, results of operations, or cash flows for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2021. The fair values of our portfolio investments are yet to be approved by our board of directors. While we believe that these estimates are based on reasonable assumptions, our actual results may vary.

The preliminary financial estimates provided herein have been prepared by, and are the responsibility of OFS Credit's management. KPMG LLP has not audited, reviewed, compiled, or performed any procedures with respect to the accompanying preliminary financial data. Accordingly, KPMG LLP does not express an opinion or any other form of assurance with respect thereto.

(1) Non-GAAP Financial Measure - Core NII

On a supplemental basis, we disclose Core NII, which is a financial measure calculated and presented on a basis of methodology other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). Our non-GAAP measures may differ from similar measures used by other companies, even if similar terms are utilized to identify such measures. This measure is not provided as a substitute for GAAP NII, but in addition to it. Core NII represents GAAP NII adjusted for net interest cash distributions received on our CLO equity investments. OFS Capital Management, LLC, our investment adviser, uses this information in its internal analysis of results and believes that this information may be informative in determining the quality of the Company's financial performance, estimating taxable income, identifying trends in its results and providing meaningful period-to-period comparisons.

For GAAP purposes, interest income from investments in the “equity” class securities of CLO vehicles is recognized in accordance with the effective interest method, which is based on periodic estimates of cash flows from the estimate date through the expected redemption dates of the investments, and the investments' then-current amortized cost. The result is an effective yield for the investments that differs from the actual cash received. The effective yield is recognized as an increase to the amortized cost of the investment, and distributions received are recognized as a reduction in the amortized cost basis. Accordingly, interest income recognized on CLO equity securities in the GAAP statement of operations differs from the cash distributions received by the Company during the period (referred to in the table below as “CLO equity adjustments”).

Our measure of Core NII utilizes the interest account waterfall distributions of the underlying CLOs, determined by the underlying CLOs’ trustees in accordance with the applicable CLO indentures, in lieu of the GAAP measure of effective-yield interest income. Management believes this measure to be informative of the cash component of taxable income expected to be reported to us by the underlying CLOs. However, such taxable income may also include non-cash components—such as the amortization of discounts or premiums on the underlying CLOs’ commercial loan investments and the amortization of deferred debt issuance costs on the underlying CLOs’ debt obligations—as well as realized capital gains or losses resulting from the underlying CLOs' trading activities, which are generally retained in the principal account of (i.e., not distributed by) the underlying CLOs and may be impacted by tax attribute carry-over (e.g., loss carry-forwards) within the CLO vehicles. Moreover, the taxable income we recognize may also be influenced by differences between our fiscal year end and the fiscal year end of any of the CLOs in which we invest, the legal form of the CLO vehicles, and other factors.

For the Company to continue to qualify for tax treatment as a regulated investment company for U.S. federal income tax purposes, we are required, among other things, to distribute annually at least 90% of our investment company taxable income. Thus, management monitors Core NII as an indication of our estimated taxable income for a reporting period. We can offer no assurance that these estimates will reflect the final amount or tax character of our earnings, which cannot be determined until we receive tax reports from the underlying CLOs and prepare our tax returns following the close of our fiscal year. We also note that this non-GAAP measure may not serve as a useful indicator of taxable earnings, particularly during periods of market disruption and volatility, and, as such, our taxable income may differ materially from our Core NII.

 

Three Months Ended October 31, 2021

 

Per Common Share Amount

GAAP Net investment income

$0.37 to $0.39

CLO equity adjustments

0.31

Core Net investment income

$0.68 to $0.70

About OFS Credit Company, Inc.

OFS Credit is a non-diversified, externally managed closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income, with a secondary objective to generate capital appreciation primarily through investment in CLO debt and subordinated securities. The Company's investment activities are managed by OFS Capital Management, LLC, an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 19402, as amended, and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release regarding management's future expectations, beliefs, intentions, goals, strategies, plans or prospects, including statements relating to: the Company's results of operations, including NII, Core NII and net asset value and the factors that may affect such results, and other factors may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “could increase the likelihood,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “is planned,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “will enable,” “would be expected,” “look forward,” “may provide,” “would” or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of those terms. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors including those risks, uncertainties and factors referred to in documents that may be filed by OFS Credit from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and related changes in base interest rates, inflation rates and significant market volatility on our business, our portfolio companies, our industry and the global economy. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. OFS Credit is providing the information in this press release as of this date and assumes no obligations to update the information included in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

2 Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.

INVESTOR RELATIONS:
OFS Credit Company, Inc.
Steve Altebrando, 646-652-8473
saltebrando@ofsmanagement.com

Source: OFS Credit Company, Inc.

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