OHA Investment Corporation
Mar 12, 2009

NGP Capital Resources Company Announces Declaration of Quarterly Dividend, 2008 Financial Results and Portfolio Activity

HOUSTON, March 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- NGP Capital Resources Company (Nasdaq: NGPC) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend to stockholders in the amount of $0.20 per common share. The expected dividend payment date is April 10, 2009 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2009. It is expected that the dividend will be paid out of ordinary income for tax purposes. The tax characteristics of all dividends will be reported to each shareholder on Form 1099 after the end of the year.

The Company also announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2008.


Highlights for the year ended 2008:


Stockholders' equity: $265.8 million


Net asset value per share: $12.29


Operating Results:


Net decrease in stockholders' equity (net assets) from operations: $13.3 million


Net investment income: $23.6 million


Net realized capital gains on portfolio securities, corporate notes and commodity derivative instruments: $19.3 million (before taxes)


Net increase in unrealized depreciation on portfolio securities, corporate notes and commodity derivative instruments: $51.6 million


Dividends declared per common share: $1.61


Portfolio and Investment Activity:


New investments made in portfolio companies during period: $113.1 million


Total invested in portfolio companies at December 31, 2008: $296 million


Number of portfolio companies at December 31, 2008: 19


Portfolio and Investment Activity


During 2008, the Company added investments of $62.8 million in five new portfolio companies and funded $50.3 million to existing portfolio companies, for a total of $113.1 million in 2008. The Company received principal repayments and realizations of $96.2 million in 2008. From commencement of investment operations in November 2004 through December 31, 2008, the Company has invested $613.6 million in twenty-eight portfolio companies, all energy-related, and received principal repayments and realizations of $317.6 million. At December 31, 2008, the Company's targeted investment portfolio consisted of nineteen portfolio companies totaling $296.0 million.


The weighted average yield on targeted portfolio investments was 9.1% at December 31, 2008. The weighted average yield on investments in corporate notes was 5.8%, on investments in commodity derivatives was 934.6% and on investments in cash and cash equivalents was 0.5% as of December 31, 2008. The weighted average yield on the Company's total capital invested at December 31, 2008 was 8.0%.


Operating Results - Year ended December 31, 2008


Investment income totaled $37.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2008, with $34.2 million attributable to the Company's targeted portfolio investments and $3.3 million attributable to investments in corporate notes, cash and cash equivalents and fee income. Operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2008 were $18.8 million and included $7.6 million of advisory and management and capital gains incentive fees, $6.6 million of interest expense and credit facility fees and $4.6 million of general and administrative expenses. The resulting net investment income, including a $4.9 million tax benefit, was $23.6 million.


The Company had net realized capital gains before taxes of $19.3 million. After provision for taxes, net realized capital gains totaled $14.8 million.


As a consequence of the general economic downturn, associated weakness in the energy commodity markets and dislocation in the credit markets, the Company experienced a net increase in unrealized depreciation of $51.6 million, consisting of a $56.5 million decrease in targeted portfolio fair value, a $2.5 million decrease in the fair value of corporate notes and a $7.4 million increase in the fair value of commodity derivative instruments.


The combined decrease in targeted portfolio fair value and hedge position fair value of $49.1 million ($56.5 million decrease in targeted portfolio offset by $7.4 million increase in hedge position) is the result of a combination of adjustments. Approximately 20% of the change is due to changes in the current market values of exchange listed securities, approximately 20% is due to changes in the estimated market yields required for comparable securities, approximately 10% is due to changes in the current market values for commodities, approximately 35% is due to changes in the estimated current market values of underlying assets and approximately 15% is due to the reversal of unrealized gain upon realization.


Overall, the Company had a net decrease in stockholders' equity (net assets) resulting from operations of $13.3 million, or a decrease of $0.62 per share. After giving effect to the $1.61 per common share dividend declared during the year, stockholders' equity (net assets) per share as of December 31, 2008 was $12.29.


Operating Results - Three months ended December 31, 2008


Investment income totaled $9.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008, with $9.5 million attributable to targeted portfolio investments and $0.4 million attributable to investments in corporate notes, cash and cash equivalents and fee income. Operating expenses for the period were $2.0 million and included a decrease of $0.5 million of management and incentive fees, $1.3 million of interest and credit facility fees and $1.2 million of general and administrative expenses. The resulting net investment income for the fourth quarter of 2008, including a $3.5 million tax benefit was $11.4 million.


During the three months ended December 31, 2008, the Company had net realized capital gains after provision for taxes of $0.8 million.


For the three months ended December 31, 2008, the Company experienced a net increase in unrealized depreciation of $47.7 million, consisting of a $51.0 million decrease in targeted portfolio fair value, a $1.9 million decrease in the fair value of corporate notes and a $5.2 million increase in the fair value of commodity derivative instruments.


Overall, we had a net decrease in stockholders' equity (net assets) resulting from operations of $35.5 million, or a decrease of $1.64 per share for the three months ended December 31, 2008 and declared dividends during the period of $0.41 per share, resulting in stockholders' equity (net assets) per share of $12.29 as of December 31, 2008.


Subsequent Events


In January 2009, the Company repaid the entire $45 million balance on its Investment Credit Facility. As of the date of this release, the Company has no outstanding borrowings under the Investment Facility; therefore the entire $87.5 million committed is available. Presently, the only outstanding indebtedness of the Company is $75 million under its Treasury Facility, which is fully secured by cash or U.S. Treasury Bills.


In February 2009, the Company accelerated and demanded immediate repayment of its $37.3 million Senior Secured Note to Formidable, LLC. The Company also made demand on a partial guaranty from the principal owner of Formidable. At this time, the Company is pursuing a number of options with respect to Formidable, including an outright sale of the properties, a negotiated deed-in-lieu of foreclosure on the properties and foreclosure on the properties.


In March 2009, the Company restructured its $14 million Nighthawk Second Lien Term Loan B notes. Terms of the restructuring include increasing the interest rate on the notes from 15% to 21%, with the additional 6% interest payable in kind at the option of Nighthawk. In addition, the warrant position granted to the lenders increased from 15% to 40% of the equity of Nighthawk, increasing the Company's warrant position from 2.5% to 6.8% of the outstanding equity of Nighthawk. The maturity of the notes, set at October 3, 2010, did not change.


Conference Call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on March 12, 2009


The Company invites all interested persons to participate in its conference call on March 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the call is (877) 856-1965. International callers should dial (719) 325-4806.


The Company will maintain an audio replay of the call from 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 12, 2009 through 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on March 19, 2009. The replay dial-in number is (888) 203-1112. International callers should dial (719) 457-0820. The replay pass code is 4735946. The call will also be accessible via the internet, on our Investor Relations page at www.ngpcrc.com.


                              NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY
                               CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


                                             December 31,     December 31,
                                                2008              2007


    Assets
        Investments in portfolio securities at
         fair value  (cost: $294,432,215 and
         $277,947,454, respectively)       $244,229,568      $284,228,573
        Investments in corporate notes at
         fair value(cost: $11,586,899 and
         $11,631,599, respectively)           6,350,000         8,955,500
        Investments in commodity derivative
         instruments at fair value
         (cost: $774,095 and $0,
         respectively)                        8,212,872                -
        Investments in U.S. Treasury Bills,
         at amortized cost which approximates
         fair value                                   -       163,925,625
           Total investments                258,792,440       457,109,698

        Cash and cash equivalents           133,805,575        18,437,115
        Accounts receivable                      41,377            17,569
        Interest receivable                   2,410,360           647,839
        Prepaid assets                        1,898,905         2,020,655
        Deferred tax assets                     200,000                 -
           Total current assets             138,356,217        21,123,178

        Deferred tax assets                   3,600,000                 -

           Total assets                    $400,748,657      $478,232,876

    Liabilities and stockholders' equity (net assets)
    Current liabilities
        Accounts payable and accrued
         Expenses                              $512,926          $780,832
        Management and incentive fees
         payable                              2,016,214         2,032,107
        Dividends payable                     8,867,563         9,012,671
        Income taxes payable                  3,529,308           147,929
        Current portion of long-term debt    75,000,000                 -
            Total current liabilities        89,926,011        11,973,539

    Long-term debt, less current portion     45,000,000       216,000,000

    Total liabilities                       134,926,011       227,973,539

    Commitments and contingencies

    Stockholders' equity (net assets)
        Common stock, $.001 par value,
        250,000,000 shares authorized;
        21,628,202 and 17,500,332 shares
        issued and outstanding,
        respectively                             21,628            17,500
        Paid-in capital in excess of par    314,752,250       245,881,078
        Undistributed net investment
         income (loss)                        1,511,225          (103,394)
        Undistributed net realized capital
         gain (loss)                         (2,461,688)          859,133
        Net unrealized appreciation
         (depreciation) of portfolio
         securities, corporate notes and
         commodity derivative instruments   (48,000,769)        3,605,020

          Total stockholders' equity
           (net assets)                     265,822,646       250,259,337

    Total liabilities and stockholders'
     equity (net assets)                   $400,748,657      $478,232,876

    Net asset value per share$                    12.29            $14.30

                              NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY
                         CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS


                               For the Three Months
                                      Ended          Year Ended   Year Ended
                              December    December    December     December
                                 31,         31,         31,           31,
                                2008        2007        2008          2007

    Investment income
       Interest income      $6,269,124  $9,642,523  $30,438,037  $35,836,528
       Royalty income          939,385     456,385    4,512,587    1,202,902
       Commodity derivative
        income, net of
        expired options      2,590,109           -    2,315,484            -
       Dividend income               -      60,870            -      154,580
       Other income             57,041      59,646      194,808      305,350

          Total investment
           income            9,855,659  10,219,424   37,460,916   37,499,360

    Operating expenses
       Management fees       2,016,214   1,683,592    7,599,298    6,460,452
       Incentive fees       (2,526,011)    (85,894)           -      436,575
       Professional fees       182,312     217,234      789,831      755,047
       Insurance expense       198,468     169,438      794,910      566,706
       Interest expense and
        fees                 1,284,498   2,483,919    6,636,236    7,397,543
       State and excise
        taxes                  115,291      25,121      148,003       71,932
       Other general and
        administrative
        expenses               711,478     652,069    2,846,102    2,549,948

          Total operating
           Expenses          1,982,250   5,145,479   18,814,380   18,238,203

    Net investment income
     (loss) before income
     Taxes                   7,873,409   5,073,945   18,646,536   19,261,157

    Benefit (provision) for
     income taxes            3,539,133    (122,808)   4,931,941     (122,808)

    Net investment income
     (loss)                 11,412,542   4,951,137   23,578,477   19,138,349

    Net realized capital
     gain (loss) on investments
         Net realized capital
          gain (loss) on
          portfolio securities,
          corporate notes and
          commodity derivative
          instruments          950,000     405,432   19,251,090    6,721,176
         Benefit (provision)
          for taxes on capital
          gain                (200,000)          -   (4,500,000)           -

              Total net realized
               capital gain
               (loss) on
               investments     750,000     405,432   14,751,090    6,721,176

    Net increase (decrease) in
     unrealized appreciation
     (depreciation) on portfolio
     securities, corporate
     notes and commodity derivative
      instruments          (47,658,062)   (300,591) (51,605,789)   5,008,291

    Net increase (decrease)
     in stockholders' equity
     (net assets) resulting
     from operations      $(35,495,520) $5,055,978 $(13,276,222) $30,867,816

    Net increase (decrease)
     in stockholders' equity
     (net assets)
     resulting from operations
     per common share           $(1.64)      $0.29 $      (0.62)       $1.78

                                    For the Three Months
                                           Ended        Year Ended Year Ended
    Per Share Data                  December   December   December  December
                                       31,        31,        31,       31,
                                      2008       2007       2008      2007
                                  (unaudited) (unaudited) (audited) (audited)

    Net asset value, beginning
     of period                        $14.34    $14.52    $14.30    $13.96


    Net increase in net assets
     from secondary public offering        -         -      0.22         -

    Net asset value after public
     offering                          14.34     14.52     14.52     13.96

    Net investment income               0.53      0.27      1.09      1.09
    Net realized and unrealized
     gain (loss) on portfolio
     securities, corporate notes
     and commodity
     derivative instruments            (2.17)     0.02     (1.71)     0.69
    Net increase in stockholders'
     equity (net assets)
     resulting from operations         (1.64)     0.29     (0.62)     1.78

    Net asset value before dividends   12.70     14.81     13.90     15.74

    Dividends declared                 (0.41)   (0.515)    (1.61)    (1.44)

    Net asset value, end of
     period                           $12.29    $14.30    $12.29    $14.30

About NGP Capital Resources Company


NGP Capital Resources Company is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company's investment portfolio is principally invested in energy related private companies. From time to time, the Company may also invest in public companies. The Company invests primarily in senior secured and mezzanine loans in furtherance of its business plan and in some instances receives equity investments in portfolio companies in connection with such investments. NGP Capital Resources Company is managed by NGP Investment Advisor, LP, an affiliate of NGP Energy Capital Management. NGP Energy Capital Management, based in Irving, Texas, is a leading investment firm with over $9.6 billion of cumulative capital under management since inception, serving all sectors of the energy industry.


This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, the future operating results of our portfolio companies, changes in regional, national, or international economic conditions and their impact on the industries in which we invest, or changes in the conditions of the industries in which we invest, and other factors enumerated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").


We may use words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "will," "should," "may" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements unless required by law.


Persons considering an investment in NGP Capital Resources Company should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the Company carefully before investing. Such information and other information about the Company is available in our annual report on Form 10-K, in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and in prospectuses we issue from time to time in connection with our offering of securities. Such materials are filed with the SEC and copies are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. Prospective investors should read such materials carefully before investing.


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