The markets – and the BDC sector – suddenly drop sharply. We also discuss Saratoga Investment’s latest unsecured note offering – instructive in many ways.
Both the major indices and the BDC sector disappointed on Monday. However, there was plenty of news including two BDCs reporting activity levels, a closed half billion dollar unsecured note offering and two credit updates.
BDC sector prices increased even as most of the major indices faltered. Also, we highlight some interesting conversations and data generated by Saratoga; note Ares Capital’s latest trip to the capital markets and Capital Southwest’s most recent portfolio investment in what was a busy day.
After reading Saratoga Investment’s latest earnings release, 10-Q, Investor Presentation and listening to its conference call, the BDC Reporter discusses the BDC’s short and long term outlook in great detail.
All the markets dropped sharply on Wednesday, including the BDC sector. There was also plenty of news including a departing director; a new portfolio company and an unchanged distribution, not to mention Saratoga’s latest results.
In December, BDC Fixed Income prices rose even as the number of public issues dropped. We review the latest data and how this segment of the debt market has evolved since 2012 and what is likely to lie ahead.
The major indices were all up in price on Thursday. So was the BDC sector, ending up just below record levels. Plus, two new BDCs reported earnings, another raised 10 year unsecured debt and another for 5 years while a third player quietly launched a new joint venture. Busy days.
As the major indices zagged upwards, the BDC sector zigged down on Thursday. Also, a well respected CFO leaves a mid-sized BDC and another BDC swaps out one long standing secured lender for another.
The major indices were all in the black on Tuesday, and the BDC sector largely followed along. There was big news in the form of a BDC going public; outstanding earnings from an existing mid-sized player and yet another low yielding issuance of unsecured debt.
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.
The new month/week began with a modest BDC price rise. However, there was shocking news from one of the most popular – and idiosyncratic BDCs – out there just as earnings season shifted into high gear.
After Monday’s price slump, the BDC sector has recovered for a second day in a row. With little new developments to review, we have undertaken a BDC earnings preview and a credit update of a BDC portfolio company.
BDC sector prices gained substantially after doing the opposite the day before. Is this drawdown over or have we just begun ? Plus, a BDC raises its dividend and boost its price and two Baby Bonds get early redemption dates.