The BDC Reporter is back after a hiatus with one of our annotations of a BDC’s Conference Call transcript: in this case PennantPark Floating Rate. As always, we have analysis and commentary to intersperse with management’s prepared remarks and subsequent Q&A.
BlackRock Capital’s stock price moves up on an analyst’s belief that a corner has been turned. We share the new outlook and review the credit downsides to allow readers to evaluate both opportunity and risk.
We compare the three issues we wrote about in advance of Horizon Technology’s third quarter 2019 results against the actual outcome. Plus, we preview the same issues – plus one new key item – for the fourth quarter.
We cannot tell a lie: the week ended November 1 was uneventful where BDC Fixed Income prices and news were concerned. We illustrate with numerous examples, and make some predictions for what to expect.
First week of BDC earnings season and the sector moved up in price, but so did the broader indices. We review our regular metrics and several BDC winners and losers from a price standpoint and identify who might move markets in the weeks ahead.
BlacRock Capital adopts the higher leverage allowed by the Small Business Credit Availability Act. We discuss the implications for the BDC of this long-delayed decision and for its shareholders.
Medley Management quietly announces that millions of shares in Medley Capital held in a special purpose vehicle their principals control are being “put” to their owners. Therein hangs a tale that dates back several years and which the BDC Reporter has been covering throughout.
We re-publish a post from the BDC Credit Reporter regarding the latest bankruptcy filing of a BDC-financed company, and review the implications for the public and non-listed BDC lenders involved.
We review price developments and new issuance in the BDC Fixed Income segment for the week ended October 25, 2019.
The major indices and BDC sector prices are all moved together in the week ended October 25, 2019. We discuss market conditions and the most important development of the week: New Mountain Finance’s equity raise.
The BDC Fixed Income median price barely changed for the week, but there was a shift among issues trading below par. Otherwise, new issue activity remained high and more is promised. It’s been a busy month for BDC unsecured debt and for the Reporter.
Where the S&P index goes, the BDC sector follows – this week at least. The future direction will be determined by BDC earnings. Earnings will be shaped by credit performance. We discuss both in a wide ranging discussion illustrated with a great deal of exclusive data from the BDC Reporter.