Continuing a recent trend another BDC refinances its existing Baby Bond with…another Baby Bond. But cheaper. Stellus Capital has come to market with a new bond issue. We review the key details and analyze the implications for common stock shareholders and note holders alike.
The BDC News O The Day reviews Great Elm Corporation’s IIQ 2017 results. Besides analyzing the latest data, the BDC Reporter discusses the promise of a new Baby Bond and discusses our past, current and future investment strategy in the BDC’s stock and bonds.
KCAP Financial is re-making itself. After announcing the spin off of most of its assets into a new JV, the BDC is raising new unsecured debt. We review both the details of the new Baby Bonds as well as how this capital fits into the changing picture at this under-performing BDC which has been stuck in the sector’s basement for years. Both common stock and Baby Bond investors will want to take a new look, but definitive answers are hard to come by.
The BDC Credit Reporter notes a development in a long standing lawsuit between two prison telephony operators. BDC exposure to the two companies is in excess of $170mn.
BDC News Of The Day reports on OHA Investment’s latest results and lowest ever stock price after reviewing the earnings release, presentation, Conference Call transcript and 10-Q. Not a pretty picture for any of the parties involved and little apparent investment opportunity, even for investors who like to close their eyes and jump.
A not-very-good week for BDC common stocks as a group, but there does appear to be a rational underpinning which we discuss along with numerous specific names. Things are different in Baby Bonds, but there was a dramatic new development during the week which we touch on.
The BDC Market Recap sees common stocks zigging and Baby Bonds…not doing much of anything. The BDC Reporter continues its regular review and asks and answers the question: is a drop in BDC securities prices presaged by this week’s results ?
Another BDC – following Triangle Capital discussed in an earlier post -seems fated to cut its distribution in the year ahead. We have a look at Horizon Technology Finance.
Hercules Capital reported earnings as expected. However, there’s a big uncertainty associated with the technology lender which was revived on the quarterly Conference Call. We discuss and assess what still could be the BDC Story Of The Year.
Not much to report from a big picture standpoint where BDC common stocks or Baby Bonds are concerned. However, the BDC Reporter notes some individual price changes worth keeping track of.
The BDC Reporter first noted that a change in the Board at Medallion Financial had occurred, which was intriguing. We’ve since updated the post with news of the just filed stock ownership by the new Board member. Is something happening here ?
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