We re-publish an article from the BDC Credit Reporter about positive developments at a portfolio company of Investcorp Credit Management. We use the opportunity to provide an overview of our estimate of the BDC’s underperforming assets and the large exposure to the energy sector.
The BDC Fixed Income sector was not to be left out of the general price reflation that occurred across all markets in the week ended June 5. Is the market about to “get back to normal” ? We consider the evidence and note a major omission.
For a second week BDC common stock prices rally along with the broader indices. However, there’s a very long way for prices to go before returning to pre-Covid levels and multiple challenges ahead.
BDC Fixed Income prices moved up sharply on the week and the sector reached a favorable milestone. However, there are still several BDCs whose future is far from assured. We name names and get into the weeds to discuss them and their specific debt issues.
BDC Fixed Income prices seemed to be headed in one direction just a fortnight ago, but now are moving in unexpected ways. We discuss both sector trends and the path of individual issues and what the future might hold, which is likely to be very different from the past.
BDC Fixed Income prices drop slightly in the week. We discuss the challenges the weaker BDCs face and how that’s translating to the value of their debt.
For the last time – given that BDC earnings season launches this week – the BDC Reporter updates its compendium of all BDC developments since the Covid-19 crisis began. Plenty of items to review, but less than we expected.
The huge BDC rally of the week before came to a halt, but there were plenty of interesting and unusual price and news developments. The BDC Reporter takes this opportunity to worry aloud about what may lie ahead from a credit standpoint in a very uncertain economic, political and financial environment. Read with a stiff drink.
BDC Fixed Income prices have a good week, mirroring their common stock counterparts. Yet, we’re far from the days when most every unsecured debt issue traded at par. Just how far and what might need to happen for that to change is discussed in this latest version of the BDC Fixed Income Market Recap.
The BDC sector dropped back again last week after a head fake the week before. We review the numbers and evaluate what we’ve been learning from the BDCs themselves all week and what remains unknown.
After a record week for BDC Fixed Income price drops, a reversal. We bring readers up to date on the ever changing numbers. Plus, we look ahead to what might happen under different scenarios, including the previously unthinkable.
The BDC sector reaches new lows not seen in over ten years but bounces part of the way back. Is the worse over ? The BDC Reporter argues that we’ve only just begun, and explains why.
The BDC Reporter sums up another remarkable week for BDC sector prices and looks forward at a time of maximum uncertainty.
Another week of BDC Earnings Season and another week of a sector-wide price rally. We review the highlights of both, and add some context about longer term trends underway.