A very busy day for BDC news, but only moderate price movements. We welcome a new public BDC, and say goodbye to two public Baby Bonds.
After a brief pause most of the major indices were up, including the BDC sector. One high flying BDC is using the opportunity to issue new shares. We focused principally on a detailed credit review of Apollo Investment.
Apollo Investment continues to under-earn its distribution level, but is narrowing the gap. We discuss the tough choices ahead for the BDC’s advisor.
The markets were mixed but the BDC sector was up – slightly. In the tumult of IIIQ 2021 earnings we discuss the differing stories of three players seeking to “cover” their distribution with earnings.
The BDC rally marches on, but sector prices remain below the June record. Otherwise, we learn more about a smaller sized BDC’s debt raising plans and review an underperforming portfolio company reaching a decision point that might benefit two of its BDC lenders.
September began very slowly where BDC prices were concerned, and there was no news to report. On the credit front, though, we learned more about how the bankruptcy of Sequential Brands might play out. That’s important to two large BDCs.
August ended with a whimper where the major indices, and the BDC sector, were concerned. We run the numbers and discuss a just redeemed Baby Bond and a major corporate bankruptcy affecting two large cap BDCs.
We undertake an in-depth review of Apollo Investment’s portfolio and a multitude of underperforming companies. The BDC Reporter names names and projects what likely ultimate losses might look like.
BDC stock prices dropped again, more or less across the board. News-wise, the BDC Reporter has two credit stories about BDC portfolio companies to share and a preliminary report of an expected unsecured debt offering.
At the end of a turbulent week, BDC prices increased to end where they started. On the news front, we discuss a new unsecured debt offering with unclear purpose or benefit and a routine amendment to a secured facility.
Over the past two days BDC sector prices have dropped, but not very far. Also one BDC has reported earnings and two others provided previews of second quarter activity.
BDC stock prices climb for the seventh day in a row to new record highs. Meanwhile two large cap BDCS issue a huge amount of unsecured debt at the same rock bottom yield. Plus, some unusual bad news where credit is concerned…