The BDC sector – and everything else – had a difficult week where prices are concerned. We attempt to get our arms around about how bad this could yet get and also look to the potential upside of all this downward drama.
Apollo Investment has reported calendar first quarter and fiscal full year results and there’s a good deal to unpack. The BDC is making some important strategic moves that could drastically change its future narrative.
The BDC Reporter annotates the IQ 2022 conference call of the fast growing venture debt lender Horizon Technology Finance. Recent performance has been laudable but – with a recession in the offing – the BDC faces a number of challenges which could make for a bumpy ride.
With BDC earnings season almost over, we’ve switched back to analyzing BDC credit performance as part of the BDC Reporter’s Credit Table. We take a look at BlackRock TCP Capital.
Logan Ridge Finance has restructured its financing to repay its public notes which are close to maturity. We discuss how the BDC’s note and common stock holders have fared, and what’s the outlook going forward.
After another difficult week in the markets, BDC sector prices are at a one year low and in correction mode. Is a continuing slump inevitable or could investors be surprised to the upside. We explain the complicated forces involved.
Goldman Sachs BDC posts a relatively straightforward – almost dull – IQ 2022 performance. We also discuss the outlook for the rest of 2022 in light of changing rate and economic conditions.
This was a wild week in the markets, including the BDC sector, but that’s not reflected in the final numbers. We discuss what happened and the outlook for 2022, which could yet go in very different directions.
We review Carlyle Secured Lending’s first quarter with a new name and changing management team. We focus in on credit; future earnings and what might be happening in the C-suite.
Bloomberg has unexpected news about distressed credit conditions. We offer up some BDC-related perspective.
Here are the key findings from the BDC Reporter’s review of Gladstone Capital’s latest conference call. All is good from an earnings and dividend standpoint – and could get better. Management, though, touches on what might go wrong…
We update BlackRock Capital’s credit status as of the IQ 2022 and find much has improved in recent years.
The BDC Reporter summarizes the key findings in BlackRock Capital’s IQ 2022 conference call, as well as in the earnings release and 10-Q. Could earnings hurtle forward and exceed the dividend in a few quarters ?
After briefly reaching a new high less than days ago, the BDC sector plumbed new depths for 2022 in a continuing reversal of fortune. We check out the damage and surmise what might come next, while keeping a long term perspective.
To accompany the BDC Credit Table, the BDC Reporter is adding analysis and commentary about each BDC’s latest credit picture as quarterly results come in. We start with Ares Capital and Oxford Square.
Capital Southwest announces a regular and a special distribution for the second quarter and provides an opportunity for the BDC Reporter to discuss the complexities of estimating BDC distributions.
Now Ares Capital has reported IQ 2022 results, the BDC Reporter reviews the highlights against our earlier assumptions and find few surprises. Except that (8%) drop in the stock price in the hours following the release…
In the blink of an eye, the markets – including the BDC sector – went from surging upward to downward. We explain why but also discuss the countervailing forces likely to affect BDC investing in the longer term and why a mis-step could prove costly for investors.
BlackRock Capital is raising new unsecured notes with unusual terms at just the wrong time in order to repay its large convertible debt due in June. We discuss the new financing and its implications for the BDC’s portfolio growth; cost of capital and earnings coverage of its dividend.
The BDC Reporter has reviewed all the available information about Ares Capital to prepare a preview of what we might expect to learn when the market leader reports IQ 2022 results next week. This might be a boom or bust year for the BDC sector so a deep dive seems appropriate.