Here are some of the latest developments amongst under-performing BDC companies since our last report filed April 22, 2019
The BDC Reporter annotates the Oaktree Strategic Income Conference Call transcript in our unique feature. We have a large number of comments, rhetorical questions and asides.
Oaktree Strategic Income repays one financing with a new one. All part of the BDC’s attempt to leverage up to a debt to equity of 1.6x, but there’s a long way to go and key questions remain unanswered.
Mixed messages about the short term direction of the BDC Sector. The BDC Reporter, though, quantifies how drastically the shape of the sector will change in the next 2 years and which could yet cause BDC prices to shift.
Oaktree Strategic Income takes a step towards leveraging up its balance sheet by receiving a waiver of the 200% asset coverage from its lenders. We run the numbers, though, and are not convinced shareholders will benefit.
The BDC Sector had a decent week and good month, especially when compared with the major indices. Are BDC stocks headed for a rally after a year in the doldrums ?
3 Special Situation opportunities and 1 removal.
Fifth Street Finance and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate announced the results of the shareholder vote regarding the transfer of their Investment Advisory Agreements to Oaktree Capital Management, a subsidiary of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC.