OHA Investment Corporation
NGP Capital Resources Co (Form: 10-Q, Received: 05/09/2014 13:46:23)

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014

or

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from _____________ to _______________

 

Commission file number: 814-00672

 

 

 

NGP Capital Resources Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   20-1371499
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)
     
909 Fannin, Suite 3800   77010
Houston, Texas   (Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)    

(713) 752-0062

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ¨ No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨ Accelerated filer   x Non-accelerated filer   ¨ Smaller reporting company   ¨
    (Do not check if smaller reporting company)  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x

 

As of May 8, 2014, there were 20,499,188 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding.

 

 
 

 

Table of Contents

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION 1
   
Item 1. Financial Statements. 1
   
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. 25
   
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. 32
   
Item 4. Controls and Procedures. 32
   
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION 33
   
Item 1. Legal Proceedings. 33
   
Item 1A. Risk Factors. 33
   
Item 6. Exhibits. 33
   
SIGNATURES 34

 

 
 

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Amounts)

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2014     2013  
    (Unaudited)        
Assets                
Investments in portfolio securities at fair value                
 Control investments - majority owned                
 (cost: $28,267 and $27,459, respectively)   $ 21,597     $ 24,218  
 Affiliate investments                
 (cost: $17,597 and $17,510, respectively)     15,242       17,043  
 Non-affiliate investments                
 (cost: $166,762 and $176,988, respectively)     166,521       170,110  
 Total portfolio investments     203,360       211,371  
Investments in U.S. Treasury Bills at fair value                
 (cost: $46,001 and $46,000, respectively)     46,001       46,000  
Total investments     249,361       257,371  
Cash and cash equivalents     33,138       29,298  
Accounts receivable and other current assets     390       464  
Interest receivable     2,350       2,397  
Prepaid assets     2,672       3,093  
Total current assets     38,550       35,252  
Total assets   $ 287,911     $ 292,623  
                 
Liabilities and net assets                
Current liabilities                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 2,281     $ 1,313  
Management and incentive fees payable     1,346       1,387  
Dividends payable     3,280       3,280  
Income taxes payable     111       91  
Short-term debt     45,000       45,000  
Total current liabilities     52,018       51,071  
Long-term debt     57,000       53,000  
Total liabilities     109,018       104,071  
Commitments and contingencies  (Note 6)                
Net assets                
Common stock, $.001 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized; 20,499,188 shares issued and outstanding     20       20  
Paid-in capital in excess of par     247,759       247,759  
Undistributed net investment income (loss)     (1,949 )     (583 )
Undistributed net realized capital gain (loss)     (60,788 )     (51,176 )
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments     (6,149 )     (7,468 )
Total net assets     178,893       188,552  
Total liabilities and net assets   $ 287,911     $ 292,623  
Net asset value per share   $ 8.73     $ 9.20  

 

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

 

    For The Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2014     2013  
Investment income                
Interest income:                
Control investments - majority owned   $ 578     $ 401  
Affiliate investments     518       720  
Non-affiliate investments     3,669       3,633  
Dividend income:                
Non-affiliate investments     983       983  
Royalty income, net of amortization:                
Control investments - majority owned     21       -  
Non-affiliate investments     25       -  
Other income     64       66  
Total investment income     5,858       5,803  
Operating expenses                
Interest expense and bank fees     613       815  
Management and incentive fees     1,346       1,367  
Professional fees, net of legal fees of $557 and $1,698 related to the ATP bankruptcy (See Note 6)     743       298  
Insurance expense     179       179  
Other general and administrative expenses     1,044       809  
Total operating expenses     3,925       3,468  
Income tax provision (benefit), net     19       16  
Net investment income     1,914       2,319  
Net realized capital gain (loss) on investments                
Control investments - majority owned     (325 )     -  
Affiliate investments     95       -  
Non-affiliate investments     (9,382 )     (228 )
Total net realized capital gain (loss) on investments     (9,612 )     (228 )
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments                
Control investments - majority owned     (3,428 )     (1,843 )
Affiliate investments     (1,888 )     257  
Non-affiliate investments     6,635       (8,113 )
Benefit (provision) for taxes on unrealized  appreciation (depreciation) on investments     -       1  
Total net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments     1,319       (9,698 )
                 
Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations   $ (6,379 )   $ (7,607 )
                 
Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations per common share   $ (0.31 )   $ (0.36 )
                 
Dividends declared per common share   $ 0.16     $ 0.16  
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted     20,499       21,020  

 

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

                Paid-in           Undistributed     Net Unrealized        
                Capital     Undistributed     Net Realized     Appreciation        
    Common Stock     in Excess     Net Investment     Capital     (Depreciation)     Total  
    Shares     Amount     of Par     Income (Loss)     Gain (Loss)     on Investments     Net Assets  
Balance at December 31, 2013     20,499     $ 20     $ 247,759     $ (583 )   $ (51,176 )   $ (7,468 )   $ 188,552  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations     -       -       -       1,914       (9,612 )     1,319       (6,379 )
Dividends declared     -       -       -       (3,280 )     -       -       (3,280 )
Balance at March 31, 2014     20,499     $ 20     $ 247,759     $ (1,949 )   $ (60,788 )   $ (6,149 )   $ 178,893  

 

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

    For The Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2014     2013  
Cash flows from operating activities                
Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations   $ (6,379 )   $ (7,607 )
Adjustments to reconcile net decrease in net assets resulting from operations to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
Payment-in-kind interest     (310 )     (529 )
Net amortization of premiums, discounts and fees     (135 )     4  
Net realized capital (gain) loss on investments     9,612       228  
Net unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on investments     (1,319 )     9,699  
Net deferred income tax provision (benefit)     -       (1 )
Effects of changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable and other current assets     74       (1,056 )
Interest receivable     47       (662 )
Prepaid assets     421       349  
Payables and accrued expenses     947       51  
Purchase of investments in portfolio securities     (1,116 )     (53,847 )
Proceeds from redemption of investments in portfolio securities     1,279       26,888  
Purchase of investments in U.S. Treasury Bills     (46,001 )     (45,999 )
Proceeds from redemption of investments in U.S. Treasury Bills     46,000       46,000  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     3,120       (26,482 )
Cash flows from financing activities                
Borrowings under revolving credit facilities     76,000       72,000  
Repayments on revolving credit facilities     (72,000 )     (59,500 )
Dividends paid     (3,280 )     (3,363 )
Net cash provided by financing activities     720       9,137  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     3,840       (17,345 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     29,298       47,655  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 33,138     $ 30,310  

 

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

March 31, 2014

(In Thousands, Except Share Amounts and Percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Portfolio Company   Industry Segment   Investment (1)   Principal     Cost     Fair Value (2)  
PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS                            
Control Investments - Majority Owned (50% or more owned)                        
Contour Highwall   Coal Mining   Senior Secured Term Loan   $ 10,551     $ 10,582     $ 10,551  
Holdings, LLC       (12%, due 10/14/2015)                        
        800 Membership Units representing             -       784  
        80% of the common equity (10)                        
                                 
Spirit Resources, LLC   Oil & Natural Gas   Tranche A - Senior Secured Term Loan     5,500       5,423       5,500  
     Production and Development   (The greater of 8% or LIBOR + 4%,                        
         due 4/28/2015)                        
        Tranche B - Senior Secured Term Loan     4,252       4,252       4,252  
        (The greater of 15% PIK or LIBOR + 11%,                        
         due 10/28/2015) (6)                        
        80,000 Preferred Units representing             8,000       -  
        100% of the outstanding equity                        
        3% Overriding Royalty Interest             10       510  
                                 
Subtotal Control Investments - Majority Owned (50% or more owned)           $ 28,267     $ 21,597  
                                 
Affiliate Investments - (5% to 25% owned)                            
OCI Holdings, LLC   Home Health Services   Subordinated Note   $ 15,344     $ 15,097     $ 14,480  
        (The greater of 11% or LIBOR + 10%                        
        cash plus 2% PIK, due 8/15/2018) (14)                        
        NGP/OCI Investments, LLC Class A                        
        Units representing 24.07% ownership                        
        of OCI Holdings, LLC             2,500       762  
                                 
Subtotal Affiliate Investments - (5% to 25% owned)               $ 17,597     $ 15,242  
                                 
Non-affiliate Investments - (Less than 5% owned)                            
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation   Oil & Natural Gas   Limited Term Royalty Interest           $ 28,070     $ 25,968  
     Production and Development   (Notional rate of 13.2%) (5)                        
                                 
Castex Energy 2005, LP   Oil & Natural Gas   Redeemable Preferred LP Units   $ 50,000       50,031       53,260  
     Production and Development   (current pay 8% cash, due 7/1/2016) (9)                        
                                 
Chroma Exploration &   Oil & Natural Gas   13,051 Shares Series A Participating             2,222       -  
Production, Inc.    Production and Development   Convertible Preferred Stock (6)                        
        11,918 Shares Series AA Participating             2,090       12  
        Convertible Preferred Stock (6)                        
        8.11 Shares Common Stock             -       -  
                                 
Crossroads Energy   Oil & Natural Gas   Senior Secured Term Loan     8,975       8,508       8,975  
Development, LLC    Production and Development   (The greater of 11.5% or LIBOR +                        
        10.5%, due 5/24/2016)                        
        2% Overriding Royalty Interest             160       542  
        Warrants (11)             237       375  

 

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

March 31, 2014

(In Thousands, Except Share Amounts and Percentages)

(Unaudited)

(Continued)

 

Portfolio Company   Industry Segment   Investment (1)   Principal     Cost     Fair Value (2)  
PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS - Continued                            
Non-affiliate Investments - (Less than 5% owned) - Continued                        
Globe BG, LLC   Coal Production   Contingent earn-out related to July 2011           $ -     $ -  
        sale of royalty interests in                        
        Alden Resources, LLC (8)                        
                               
Huff Energy Holdings, Inc.   Oil & Natural Gas   Senior Secured Term Loan   $ 6,700       6,626       6,700  
     Production and Development   (The greater of 12.5% or LIBOR +                        
        8.5%, due 11/20/2015)                        
        3% Overriding Royalty Interest (12)             42       43  
        Warrants (13)             42       43  
                                 
KOVA International, Inc.   Medical Supplies   Senior Subordinated Notes     9,000       8,847       9,000  
    Manufacturing and Distribution   (12.75%, due 8/15/2018)                        
                                 
Midstates Petroleum Company   Oil & Natural Gas   Senior Unsecured Notes     13,000       13,358       14,055  
     Production and Development   (10.75%, due 10/1/2020) (3) (5) (15)                        
                                 
Myriant Corporation   Alternative Fuels and   131,741 shares of common stock,             419       -  
    Specialty Chemicals   representing 0.56% of the outstanding                        
        common shares Warrants (7)             49       -  
                                 
Nekoosa Coated Products   Coated Paper Products   Second Lien Term Loan     17,836       17,527       17,836  
Holdings, Inc.   Manufacturing and Distribution   (13% cash plus 2% PIK, due 10/22/2018)                        
                                 
Shoreline Energy, LLC   Oil & Natural Gas   Second Lien Term Loan     14,000       13,608       14,000  
     Production and Development   (The greater of 10.25% or LIBOR plus                        
        9%, or the greater of 10.25% or                        
        Prime plus 8%, due 3/27/2019)                        
                                 
Talos Production, LLC   Oil & Natural Gas   Senior Unsecured Notes                        
     Production and Development   (9.75%, due 2/15/2018) (3)     15,000       14,926       15,712  
                                 
Subtotal Non-affiliate Investments - (Less than 5% owned)               $ 166,762     $ 166,521  
Subtotal Portfolio Investments (81.6% of total investments)           $ 212,626     $ 203,360  
                                 
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES                                
U.S. Treasury Bills (4)           $ 46,001     $ 46,001     $ 46,001  
Subtotal Government Securities (18.4% of total investments)           $ 46,001     $ 46,001  
                                 
TOTAL INVESTMENTS                   $ 258,627     $ 249,361  

   

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

March 31, 2014

(Unaudited)

(Continued)

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

 

1) All of our portfolio investments are collateral for obligations under our Investment Facility. Our investments in U.S. Treasury Bills are collateral for obligations under our Treasury Facility. See Note 3 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. Percentages represent interest rates in effect at the end of the period and due dates represent the contractual maturity dates. Warrants, common stocks, units and earn-outs are non-income producing securities, unless otherwise stated.
2) Our Board of Directors determines, in good faith, the final estimates of fair value of our investments. Fair value estimates are determined using unobservable inputs (Level 3 hierarchy), unless otherwise stated.
3) Fair value estimate is determined using prices with observable market inputs (Level 2 hierarchy). See Note 7 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
4) Fair value is determined using prices for identical securities in active markets (Level 1 hierarchy). See Note 7 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
5) We have determined that this investment is not a "qualifying asset" under Section 55(a) of the 1940 Act. Under the 1940 Act, we may not acquire any non-qualifying asset unless, at the time such acquisition is made, qualifying assets represent at least 70% of our total assets. The status of these assets under the 1940 Act is subject to change. We monitor the status of these assets on an ongoing basis.
6) Non-accrual status.
7) Myriant Corporation warrants expire on August 15, 2015 and provide us the right to purchase 32,680 shares of Myriant Corporation common stock at a purchase price of $10.00 per share.
8) Contingent payment of up to $6.8 million is dependent upon Alden Resources, LLC’s ability to achieve certain sales volume and operating efficiency levels during the three year period ending July 2014.
9) Upon redemption, we will receive the outstanding face amount plus an option to elect to receive either: a) a cash payment resulting in a total 12% IRR (inclusive of the 8% cash distributions) or b) our pro rata share of 2% of the outstanding regular limited partner interests in Castex Energy 2005, LP (0.67% net to us).
10) The fair value of our Contour Highwall Holdings, LLC membership units also includes the value attributable to our ownership of 8,000 shares of Bundy Auger Mining, Inc. common stock.
11) Crossroads Energy Development, LLC, or Crossroads, warrants expire seven years after repayment of the Term Loan and entitle us to purchase 21,529 Class A Units for $0.01 per unit, representing 18% ownership in Crossroads, with a step-down feature to 9% based on the achievement of certain return thresholds upon liquidation or settlement.
12) Huff Energy Holdings, Inc., or HEH, overriding royalty interests are after payout. HEH has the right to purchase the overriding royalty interests on, or before, the maturity date of the term loan for $50,000, provided that the Term Loan is repaid by the maturity date.
13) HEH warrants expire seven years after repayment of the Term Loan and entitle us to purchase 30% of the outstanding equity at $0.01 per share. HEH has the right to purchase these warrants on, or before, the maturity date of the term loan for $50,000, provided that the Term Loan is repaid by the maturity date.
14) OCI Holdings, LLC is in violation of financial covenants under the Subordinated Note as of March 31, 2014. We are currently in negotiations to revise covenant thresholds.
15) In April 2014, we sold all of our investment in Midstates Petroleum Company Senior Unsecured Notes for $14.1 million.

 

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

December 31, 2013

(In Thousands, Except Share Amounts and Percentages)

 

Portfolio Company   Industry Segment   Investment (1)   Principal     Cost     Fair Value (2)  
PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS                        
Control Investments - Majority Owned (50% or more owned)                        
Contour Highwall   Coal Mining   Senior Secured Term Loan   $ 10,344     $ 10,379     $ 10,344  
Holdings, LLC (8)       (12%, due 10/14/2015)                        
        800 Membership Units representing             -       836  
        80% of the common equity (11)                        
                                 
Spirit Resources, LLC   Oil & Natural Gas   Tranche A - Senior Secured Term Loan     5,500       5,406       5,500  
     Production and Development   (The greater of 8% or LIBOR + 4%,                        
         due 4/28/2015)                        
        Tranche B - Senior Secured Term Loan     3,664       3,664       3,664  
        (The greater of 15% PIK or LIBOR + 11%,                        
         due 10/28/2015)                        
        80,000 Preferred Units representing             8,000       3,356  
        100% of the outstanding equity                        
        3% Overriding Royalty Interest             10       518  
                                 
Subtotal Control Investments - Majority Owned (50% or more owned)           $ 27,459     $ 24,218  
                                 
Affiliate Investments - (5% to 25% owned)                            
OCI Holdings, LLC   Home Health Services   Subordinated Note   $ 15,268     $ 15,010     $ 15,268  
        (The greater of 11% or LIBOR + 10%                        
        cash plus 2% PIK, due 8/15/2018)                        
        NGP/OCI Investments, LLC Class A                        
        Units representing 24.07% ownership                        
        of OCI Holdings, LLC             2,500       1,775  
                                 
Subtotal Affiliate Investments - (5% to 25% owned)               $ 17,510     $ 17,043  
                                 
Non-affiliate Investments - (Less than 5% owned)                            
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation   Oil & Natural Gas   Limited Term Royalty Interest           $ 28,704     $ 28,966  
     Production and Development   (Notional rate of 13.2%) (5)                        
                                 
Castex Energy 2005, LP   Oil & Natural Gas   Redeemable Preferred LP Units   $ 50,000       50,034       52,760  
     Production and Development   (current pay 8% cash, due 7/1/2016) (10)                        
                                 
Chroma Exploration &   Oil & Natural Gas   13,051 Shares Series A Participating             2,222       -  
    Production, Inc.    Production and Development   Convertible Preferred Stock (6)                        
        11,918 Shares Series AA Participating             2,090       21  
        Convertible Preferred Stock (6)                        
        8.11 Shares Common Stock             -       -  
                                 
Crossroads Energy   Oil & Natural Gas   Senior Secured Term Loan     8,975       8,463       8,975  
Development, LLC    Production and Development   (The greater of 11.5% or LIBOR +                        
        10.5%, due 5/24/2016)                        
        2% Overriding Royalty Interest             166       546  
        Warrants (12)             237       796  

  

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

December 31, 2013

(In Thousands, Except Share Amounts and Percentages)

(Continued)

 

Portfolio Company   Industry Segment   Investment (1)   Principal     Cost     Fair Value (2)  
PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS - Continued                            
Non-affiliate Investments - (Less than 5% owned) - Continued                        
Globe BG, LLC   Coal Production   Contingent earn-out related to July 2011           $ -     $ -  
        sale of royalty interests in                        
        Alden Resources, LLC (9)                        
                                 
GMX Resources, Inc.   Oil & Natural Gas   Senior Secured Second-Priority Notes   $ 12,661       9,452       70  
     Production and Development   (9%, due 3/2/2018) (6) (15)                        
                               
Huff Energy Holdings, Inc.   Oil & Natural Gas   Senior Secured Term Loan     7,000       6,916       7,000  
     Production and Development   (The greater of 12.5% or LIBOR +                        
        8.5%, due 11/20/2015)                        
        3% Overriding Royalty Interest (13)             42       42  
        Warrants (14)             42       42  
                                 
KOVA International, Inc.   Medical Supplies   Senior Subordinated Notes     9,000       8,841       9,000  
    Manufacturing and Distribution   (12.75%, due 8/15/2018)                        
                                 
Midstates Petroleum Company   Oil & Natural Gas   Senior Unsecured Notes     13,000       13,367       14,137  
     Production and Development   (10.75%, due 10/1/2020) (3) (5)                        
                                 
Myriant Corporation   Alternative Fuels and   131,741 shares of common stock,             419       640  
    Specialty Chemicals   representing 0.56% of the outstanding                        
        common shares Warrants (7)             49       30  
                                 
Nekoosa Coated Products   Coated Paper Products   Second Lien Term Loan     17,748       17,427       17,748  
Holdings, Inc.   Manufacturing and Distribution   (13% cash plus 2% PIK, due 10/22/2018)                        
                                 
Shoreline Energy, LLC   Oil & Natural Gas   Second Lien Term Loan     14,000       13,594       14,000  
     Production and Development   (The greater of 10.25% or LIBOR plus                        
        9%, or the greater of 10.25% or                        
        Prime plus 8%, due 3/27/2019)                        
                                 
Talos Production, LLC   Oil & Natural Gas   Senior Unsecured Notes                        
     Production and Development   (9.75%, due 2/15/2018) (3)     15,000       14,923       15,337  
                                 
Subtotal Non-affiliate Investments - (Less than 5% owned)           $ 176,988     $ 170,110  
Subtotal Portfolio Investments (82.1% of total investments)           $ 221,957     $ 211,371  
                                 
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES                            
U.S. Treasury Bills (4)           $ 46,000     $ 46,000     $ 46,000  
Subtotal Government Securities (17.9% of total investments)           $ 46,000     $ 46,000  
                                 
TOTAL INVESTMENTS                   $ 267,957     $ 257,371  

 

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

December 31, 2013

(Continued)

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

 

1) All of our portfolio investments are collateral for obligations under our Investment Facility. Our investments in U.S. Treasury Bills are collateral for obligations under our Treasury Facility. See Note 3 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. Percentages represent interest rates in effect at the end of the period and due dates represent the contractual maturity dates. Warrants, common stocks, units and earn-outs are non-income producing securities, unless otherwise stated.
2) Our Board of Directors determines, in good faith, the final estimates of fair value of our investments. Fair value estimates are determined using unobservable inputs (Level 3 hierarchy), unless otherwise stated.
3) Fair value estimate is determined using prices with observable market inputs (Level 2 hierarchy). See Note 7 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
4) Fair value is determined using prices for identical securities in active markets (Level 1 hierarchy). See Note 7 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
5) We have determined that this investment is not a "qualifying asset" under Section 55(a) of the 1940 Act. Under the 1940 Act, we may not acquire any non-qualifying asset unless, at the time such acquisition is made, qualifying assets represent at least 70% of our total assets. The status of these assets under the 1940 Act is subject to change. We monitor the status of these assets on an ongoing basis.
6) Non-accrual status.
7) Myriant Corporation warrants expire on August 15, 2015 and provide us the right to purchase 32,680 shares of Myriant Corporation common stock at a purchase price of $10.00 per share.
8) Effective January 14, 2013, Pallas Contour Mining, LLC changed its name to Contour Highwall Holdings, LLC.
9) Contingent payment of up to $6.8 million is dependent upon Alden Resources, LLC’s ability to achieve certain sales volume and operating efficiency levels during the three year period ending July 2014.
10) Upon redemption, we will receive the outstanding face amount plus an option to elect to receive either: a) a cash payment resulting in a total 12% IRR (inclusive of the 8% cash distributions) or b) our pro rata share of 2% of the outstanding regular limited partner interests in Castex Energy 2005, LP (0.67% net to us).
11) The fair value of our Contour Highwall Holdings, LLC membership units also includes the value attributable to our ownership of 8,000 shares of Bundy Auger Mining, Inc. common stock.
12) Crossroads Energy Development, LLC, or Crossroads, warrants expire seven years after repayment of the Term Loan and entitle us to purchase 21,529 Class A Units, representing 18% ownership in Crossroads, for $0.01 per unit.
13) Huff Energy Holdings, Inc., or HEH, overriding royalty interests are after payout. HEH has the right to purchase the overriding royalty interests on, or before, the maturity date of the term loan for $50,000, provided that the Term Loan is repaid by the maturity date.
14) HEH warrants expire seven years after repayment of the Term Loan and entitle us to purchase 30% of the outstanding equity at $0.01 per share. HEH has the right to purchase these warrants on, or before, the maturity date of the term loan for $50,000, provided that the Term Loan is repaid by the maturity date.
15) On January 14, 2014, we sold all of our investment in GMX Resources, Inc. Senior Secured Second-Priority Notes for $70,000.

 

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Unaudited)

 

    For The Three Months Ended March 31,  
Per Share Data  (1)   2014     2013  
Net asset value, beginning of period   $ 9.20     $ 9.57  
Net investment income     0.09       0.11  
Net realized and unrealized loss on investments (2)     (0.40 )     (0.47 )
Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations     (0.31 )     (0.36 )
Dividends declared     (0.16 )     (0.16 )
Net asset value, end of period   $ 8.73     $ 9.05  
                 
Market value, beginning of period   $ 7.47     $ 7.22  
Market value, end of period   $ 6.76     $ 7.11  
Market value return  (3)     (7.3 )%     0.7 %
Net asset value return (3)     (2.8 )%     (3.3 )%
                 
Ratios and Supplemental Data                
($ and shares in thousands)                
Net assets, end of period   $ 178,893     $ 190,296  
Average net assets   $ 186,856     $ 199,103  
Common shares outstanding, end of period     20,499       21,020  
Net investment income/average net assets (4)     4.2 %     4.7 %
Portfolio turnover rate     0.5 %     12.3 %
Total operating expenses/average net assets (4) (5)     8.5 %     7.1 %
Net decrease in net assets resulting from operations/average net assets (4)     (13.9 )%     (15.5 )%
                 
Expense Ratios (as a percentage of average net assets) (4)                
Interest expense and bank fees     1.3 %     1.7 %
Management and incentive fees     2.9 %     2.8 %
Other operating expenses (5)     4.3 %     2.6 %
Total operating expenses (5)     8.5 %     7.1 %

 

(1) Per Share Data is based on weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period.
(2) May include a balancing amount necessary to reconcile the change in net asset value per share with other per share information presented. This amount may not agree with the aggregate gains and losses for the period because the difference in the net asset value at the beginning and end of the period may not equal the per share changes of the line items disclosed.
(3) Return calculations assume reinvestment of dividends and are not annualized.
(4) Annualized.
(5) Net of legal fee reimbursements of $0.6 million and $1.7 million in 2014 and 2013, respectively. Excluding these legal fee reimbursements, other operating expense ratio and total operating expense ratios would have been 5.5% and 9.7% and 6.1% and 10.5%, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013.

 

(See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements)

 

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NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2014

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1: Organization and Recent Developments

 

These consolidated financial statements present the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of NGP Capital Resources Company and its consolidated subsidiaries. The terms “we,” “us,” “our” and “NGPC” refer to NGP Capital Resources Company and its consolidated subsidiaries. We are a financial services company organized in July 2004 as a Maryland corporation to invest primarily in small and mid-size private energy companies. In 2012, we expanded our investment strategy to also include middle market companies not engaged in the energy industry. Our investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments with certain equity components. We are a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company, or BDC, under the Investment Company Act of 1940, or the 1940 Act. In addition, for federal income tax purposes we operate so as to be treated as a regulated investment company, or RIC, under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Code. We have several direct and indirect subsidiaries that are single member limited liability companies and wholly-owned limited partnerships established to hold certain portfolio investments or provide services to us in accordance with specific rules prescribed for a company operating as a RIC. We consolidate the financial results of our wholly-owned subsidiaries for financial reporting purposes, and we do not consolidate the financial results of our portfolio companies. Our external manager, NGP Investment Advisor, LP, or our Manager, conducts our operations pursuant to an Investment Advisory Agreement (see Note 4). NGP Energy Capital Management, L.L.C., or NGP, and NGP Administration, LLC, or our Administrator, together own 100% of our Manager.

 

In September 2013, our Board of Directors engaged financial advisor Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a Stifel company, or KBW, to evaluate strategic alternatives to enhance stockholder value. The Board of Directors, with the assistance of KBW, is considering a range of options, which may include a sale or merger of our company, the acquisition of existing investment portfolios, or a combination, joint venture or other strategic alliance with another company. No decision has been made to enter into a transaction at this time, and there can be no assurance that we will enter into a transaction in the future.

 

Note 2: Basis of Presentation

 

These interim unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of NGPC and its subsidiaries. We eliminate all significant intercompany accounts and transactions.

 

We prepare the interim consolidated financial statements, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC. We omit certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP, pursuant to such rules and regulations. We believe we include all adjustments, which are of a normal recurring nature, so that these financial statements fairly present our financial position, results of operations and cash flows. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for a full year. You should read these unaudited consolidated financial statements in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.

 

Preparing interim consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements, including the estimated fair values of our investment portfolio discussed in Note 7. Although we believe our estimates and assumptions are reasonable, actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

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Dividends

 

We record dividends to stockholders on the ex-dividend date. We currently intend that our distributions each year will be sufficient to maintain our status as a RIC for federal income tax purposes and to eliminate federal excise tax liability. We currently intend to make distributions to stockholders on a quarterly basis that total substantially all net taxable income for the year. We also intend to make distributions of net realized capital gains, if any, at least annually. However, we may in the future decide to retain such capital gains for investment and designate such retained amounts as deemed distributions. Each quarter, our Manager estimates our annual taxable earnings. The Board of Directors considers this estimate and determines the distribution amount, if any. We generally declare our dividends each quarter and pay them shortly thereafter. The following table summarizes our recent distribution history:

 

    Per Share          
Declaration Date   Amount     Record Date   Payment Date
March 18, 2013   $ 0.16     March 29, 2013   April 8, 2013
June 10, 2013     0.16     June 28, 2013   July 8, 2013
September 10, 2013     0.16     September 30, 2013   October 7, 2013
December 3, 2013     0.16     December 27, 2013   January 6, 2014
March 18, 2014     0.16     March 31, 2014   April 7, 2014

 

Note 3: Credit Facilities and Borrowings

 

On May 23, 2013, we entered into a $72.0 million Third Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement, or the Investment Facility, which replaced our previous investment credit facility. The total amounts outstanding under the Investment Facility were $57.0 million and $53.0 million as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively. Substantially all of our assets except our investments in U.S. Treasury Bills are collateral for the obligations under the Investment Facility. The Investment Facility matures on May 23, 2016, and bears interest, at our option, at either (i) LIBOR plus 325 to 475 basis points, or (ii) the base rate plus 225 to 375 basis points, both based on our amounts outstanding. As of March 31, 2014, the average interest rate on our outstanding balance of $57.0 million was 3.9%, and an additional $15.0 million was available for borrowing under the Investment Facility. We repaid $44.0 million of the outstanding balance in April and May 2014.

 

On March 31, 2011, we entered into a $30.0 million Treasury Secured Revolving Credit Agreement, or the Treasury Facility, which was later increased to $45.0 million, that can only be used to purchase U.S. Treasury Bills. Proceeds from the Treasury Facility facilitate the growth of our investment portfolio and provide flexibility in the sizing of our portfolio investments. On September 24, 2013, we entered into a fourth amendment to the Treasury Facility which extended the expiration date to September 24, 2014 and increased the applicable margins to either (i) LIBOR plus 150 basis points or (ii) the base rate plus 50 basis points. We have the right at any time to prepay the loans, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty. As of March 31, 2014, we had $45.0 million outstanding and no additional amount available for borrowing under the Treasury Facility, and the interest rate on our outstanding balance was 1.7% (LIBOR plus 150 basis points). We repaid the entire balance outstanding under the Treasury Facility in April 2014 with proceeds from the sale of U.S. Treasury Bills.

 

The Investment and Treasury Facilities contain affirmative and reporting covenants and certain financial ratio and restrictive covenants that apply to our subsidiaries and us. We complied with these covenants as of March 31, 2014 and had no existing defaults or events of default under either facility. The most restrictive covenants are:

 

· maintaining a ratio of net asset value to consolidated total indebtedness (excluding net hedging liabilities) of not less than 2.25:1.0
· maintaining a ratio of net asset value to consolidated total indebtedness (including net hedging liabilities) of not less than 2.0:1.0,
· maintaining a ratio of EBITDA (excluding revenue from cash collateral) to interest expense (excluding interest on loans under the Treasury Facility) of not less than 3.0:1.0, and
· maintaining a ratio of collateral to the aggregate principal amount of loans under the Treasury Facility of not less than 1.02:1.0.

 

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Note 4: Investment Management

 

Investment Advisory Agreement

 

We have an Investment Advisory Agreement with our Manager under which our Manager administers our day-to-day operations and provides investment advisory services to us. Our Manager is subject to the overall supervision of our Board of Directors. For providing these services, we pay our Manager a fee, consisting of two components — a base management fee and an incentive fee.

 

Base Management Fee : According to the Investment Advisory Agreement, we calculate the base management fee as 0.45% of the average of our total assets as of the end of the two previous quarters. We record and pay this base management fee quarterly in arrears.

 

Incentive Fee : The incentive fee under the Investment Advisory Agreement consists of two parts. We calculate the first part of the incentive fee, the Investment Income Incentive Fee, as 20% of the excess, if any, of our net investment income for the quarter that exceeds a quarterly hurdle rate equal to 2% (8% annualized) of our net assets. We calculate and pay this Investment Income Incentive Fee quarterly in arrears. For the purpose of this fee calculation, net investment income means interest income, dividend income, royalty income and any other income (including any other fees, such as commitment, origination, syndication, structuring, diligence, managerial assistance, monitoring, and consulting fees or other fees that we receive from portfolio companies) accrued during the fiscal quarter, minus our operating expenses for the quarter (including the base management fee, expenses payable under the Administration Agreement, and interest expense, but excluding the incentive fee). Accordingly, we may pay an incentive fee based partly on accrued interest, the collection of which is uncertain or deferred. Net investment income includes, in the case of investments with a deferred interest feature (such as original issue discount, or OID, debt instruments with payment-in-kind interest and zero coupon securities), accrued income that we have not yet received in cash. Net investment income does not include any realized capital gains, realized capital losses, or unrealized capital appreciation or depreciation. For the three-month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, we did not incur any Investment Income Incentive Fees.

 

We calculate the second part of the incentive fee, the Capital Gains Fee, as (1) 20% of (a) our net realized capital gains (realized capital gains less realized capital losses) on a cumulative basis from the closing date of our initial public offering to the end of such fiscal year, less (b) any unrealized capital depreciation at the end of such fiscal year, less (2) the aggregate amount of all Capital Gains Fees paid to our Manager in prior fiscal years. We determine and pay the Capital Gains Fee in arrears as of the end of each fiscal year (or upon termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement, as of the termination date). For accounting purposes only, in order to reflect the theoretical Capital Gains Fee that would be payable for a given period as if all unrealized capital gains were realized, we accrue a Capital Gains Fee as described above (in accordance with the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement), plus 20% of unrealized capital gains on investments held at the end of such period. It should be noted that the portion of the accruals for the Capital Gains Fees attributable to unrealized capital gains will not necessarily be payable under the Investment Advisory Agreement, and may never be paid based on the computation of Capital Gains Fees in subsequent periods. As of March 31, 2014, we had cumulative net capital losses of $85.5 million and cumulative net unrealized capital depreciation of $6.1 million. We have not incurred any Capital Gains Fees since 2007.

 

Our Board of Directors originally approved the Investment Advisory Agreement on November 9, 2004. Our Board of Directors or the holders of a majority of our outstanding voting securities must approve the continuation of the Investment Advisory Agreement at least annually. Additionally, in either case, the approval must be by a majority of our independent directors. On October 30, 2013, our Board of Directors, including all of the independent directors, approved an extension of the Investment Advisory Agreement through November 9, 2014.

 

The Investment Advisory Agreement may be terminated at any time, without the payment of any penalty, by a vote of our Board of Directors or the holders of a majority of our shares on 60 days’ written notice to our Manager, and would automatically terminate in the event of its “assignment” (as defined in the 1940 Act). Either party may terminate the Investment Advisory Agreement without penalty upon not more than 60 days’ written notice to the other.

 

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Pursuant to the Investment Advisory Agreement, our Manager pays the compensation and routine overhead expenses of the investment professionals of our management team and their respective staffs, when and to the extent engaged in providing management and investment advisory services to us. We bear all other costs and expenses of our operations and transactions. Our Manager is a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

 

Administration Agreement

 

We have an Administration Agreement with our Administrator, under which our Administrator furnishes us with office facilities, equipment and clerical, bookkeeping and recordkeeping services at such facilities. Under the Administration Agreement, our Administrator also performs, or oversees the performance by third parties of, our required administrative services which include responsibility for the financial records that we are required to maintain and preparation of reports to our stockholders and reports filed with the SEC. In addition, our Administrator assists in determining and publishing our net asset value, oversees the preparation and filing of our tax returns, the printing and dissemination of reports to our stockholders, and generally oversees the payment of our expenses and the performance of administrative and professional services rendered to us by others. To the extent permitted under the 1940 Act, our Administrator may also provide, on our behalf, significant managerial assistance to our portfolio companies. We base payments under the Administration Agreement upon the allocable portion of our Administrator’s costs and expenses incurred in connection with administering our business. The Administration Agreement may be terminated at any time, without penalty, by a vote of our Board of Directors or by our Administrator upon 60 days’ written notice to the other party, and will automatically terminate in the event of its “assignment” (as defined in the 1940 Act).

 

We owed $289,000 and $296,000 to our Administrator as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, for expenses incurred on our behalf for the final month of the respective quarterly period. We include these amounts in accounts payable and accrued expenses. Our Board of Directors originally approved the Administration Agreement on November 9, 2004. Our Board of Directors and a majority of our independent directors must approve the continuation of the Administration Agreement at least annually. On October 30, 2013, our Board of Directors, including all of the independent directors, approved an extension of the Administration Agreement through November 9, 2014.

 

Note 5: Federal Income Taxes

 

We currently qualify for tax purposes as a RIC under Subchapter M of Chapter 1 of the Code, as amended. As a RIC, the IRS generally will not tax the portion of our investment company taxable income and net capital gain (i.e., realized net long term capital gains in excess of realized net short term capital losses) distributed to stockholders. To qualify as a RIC, we are required, among other things, to distribute to our stockholders at least 90% of investment company taxable income, as defined by the Code, and to meet certain asset diversification requirements.

 

Certain of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, or Taxable Subsidiaries, have elected to be taxed as corporations for federal income tax purposes. The Taxable Subsidiaries hold certain of our portfolio investments and are consolidated for financial reporting purposes, but not for income tax reporting purposes. These Taxable Subsidiaries permit us to hold equity investments in portfolio companies that are “pass through” entities for tax purposes, in order to comply with the “source income” requirements contained in the RIC tax regulations. The Taxable Subsidiaries may generate net income tax expense or benefit, which is reflected on our consolidated statements of operations.

 

Note 6: Commitments and Contingencies

 

As of March 31, 2014, we had investments in or commitments to fund investments in 15 portfolio companies totaling $217.7 million. Of this total, $215.2 million was outstanding and $2.5 million remained committed and available to fund. Generally, these commitments have fixed expiration dates, and we may not fund the entire $2.5 million of commitments before they expire. We do not report the unfunded portions of these commitments on our consolidated balance sheets.

 

We have continuing obligations under the Investment Advisory Agreement with our Manager and under the Administration Agreement with our Administrator. See Note 4. The agreements provide that, absent willful misfeasance, bad faith or gross negligence in the performance of its duties or the reckless disregard of its duties and obligations, our Manager, our Administrator and their officers, managers, agents, employees, controlling persons, members and any other person or entity affiliated with them will be entitled to indemnification from us for any damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and amounts reasonably paid in settlement) arising from the rendering of our Manager’s or Administrator’s services under the agreements or otherwise as our investment adviser or administrator. The agreements also provide that our Manager, our Administrator and their affiliates will not be liable to us or any stockholder for any error of judgment, mistake of law, any loss or damage with respect to any of our investments or any action taken or omitted to be taken by our Manager or our Administrator in connection with the performance of any of their duties or obligations under the agreements or otherwise as investment adviser or administrator to us, except to the extent specified in Section 36(b) of the 1940 Act concerning loss resulting from a breach of fiduciary duty with respect to the receipt of compensation for services. In the normal course of business, we enter into a variety of undertakings containing a variety of representations that may expose us to some risk of loss. We do not expect significant losses, if any, from such undertakings.

 

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Legal Proceedings

 

From time to time, we are involved in various legal proceedings arising in the normal course of business. While we cannot predict the outcome of these proceedings with certainty, we do not believe that an adverse result in any pending legal proceeding other than those described below, individually or in the aggregate, would be material to our business, financial condition or cash flows.

 

ATP Litigation . On August 17, 2012, ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, or ATP, filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Prior to the bankruptcy filing, we purchased limited term overriding royalty interests, or ORRIs, in certain offshore oil and gas producing properties operated by ATP (generally, the Gomez and Telemark properties). On August 23, 2012, on a motion filed by ATP (Bankr. Dkt. No.15), the bankruptcy judge presiding over ATP’s case signed an order (Bankr. Dkt. No. 191) ordering ATP to pay amounts received after August 17, 2012 to those parties it believes are entitled to receive them, including the ORRI holders, provided that the owners of the ORRIs execute a disgorgement agreement providing for the repayment to ATP of any amounts that the bankruptcy court later finds to have been inappropriately paid. We executed the disgorgement agreement and began receiving monthly distributions in September 2012 from ATP of our share of production proceeds received by ATP after August 17, 2012. As of March 31, 2014, our unrecovered investment was $28.3 million, and we had received aggregate production payments of $26.5 million subject to the disgorgement agreement. In addition, as of March 31, 2014, we had incurred legal and consulting fees totaling $3.6 million in connection with the enforcement of our rights under the ORRIs, $3.2 million of which has been added to the unrecovered investment balance under the terms of the ORRI transaction documents. Legal and consulting fees totaling $0.4 million and $0.5 million as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, are included in accounts receivable and other current assets on our consolidated balance sheets.

 

On October 17, 2012, we filed a lawsuit against ATP styled: NGP Capital Resources Company v. ATP Oil & Gas Corporation , Adv. Proc. No. 12-03443, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, seeking a declaration that the ORRIs are our property and not property of ATP and that the conveyance and purchase and sale documents are not executory contracts that may be rejected in order to remove or recharacterize our interests in the properties. ATP filed an answer and counterclaim in which it (a) denies that the ORRIs are valid and enforceable, (b) seeks a declaration that (i) the ORRIs are a financing agreement and not a true sale and (ii) the ORRIs are executory contracts that are subject to rejection under 11 U.S.C. Sec. 365, and (c) seeks disgorgement from us of amounts paid to us since August 17, 2012, the date of filing of ATP’s Chapter 11 proceeding. The United States, on behalf of the Department of the Interior, intervened in the lawsuit, arguing that the underlying leases are unexpired leases of real property or executory contracts (and not real property conveyances) and are subject to rejection by ATP. Certain service companies claiming statutory liens or privileges have intervened in the lawsuit for the purposes of establishing that their liens and privileges are superior to our rights and asserting related claims for disgorgement of proceeds paid to us by ATP. The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the secondary lien holder, has also intervened in the lawsuit, arguing (i) the ORRIs are a financing agreement and not a true sale, (ii) our claims are barred, waived, released and/or otherwise foreclosed by the express terms of the conveyance of the ORRIs, and (iii) either we have not met a condition precedent or we failed to perform or substantially perform our contractual obligations. The issues in the lawsuit have been bifurcated such that the issues of (i) whether the conveyances and transactions between us and ATP constituted outright transfers of ownership and (ii) whether the conveyances are executory contracts or leases that ATP may reject, will be tried first. This lawsuit is currently pending, and the initial trial date was abated along with certain other deadlines pending consideration of various motions. In that context, a Motion for Summary Judgment that we filed was denied, and we have filed a motion to appeal such denial on an interlocutory basis. A new scheduling order has not been entered. We intend to vigorously defend our position that the ORRIs constitute real property interests and are fully valid and enforceable pursuant to their terms, and we intend to vigorously defend our position that the service companies’ statutory liens and privileges do not attach to our ORRIs and/or are not superior to our rights.

 

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On April 23, 2013, the Department of the Interior, on behalf of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, issued an order directing that the wells on the Gomez properties be shut in and that operations cease. Operations and production ceased on the Gomez properties on April 30, 2013. On June 13, 2013, the Court entered an order (Bankr. Dkt. No. 1999) approving ATP’s request (set forth in Bankr. Dkt. No. 1902) to reject and/or abandon and relinquish its interests in the Gomez properties and related agreements, or the Abandonment Order. Our cash flows attributable to the ORRIs have been reduced since we no longer receive payments attributable to the Gomez properties.

 

On May 7, 2013, ATP conducted an auction of its assets, and ATP selected a credit bid from Credit Suisse AG, as administrative and collateral agent to those lenders who are parties to that certain Senior Secured Super Priority Priming Debtor in Possession Credit Agreement dated August 29, 2012, or the DIP Lenders, based on a reduction in the amount of ATP’s outstanding indebtedness to Credit Suisse AG, or the Credit Bid, as the highest and best bid. The Credit Bid did not include an offer to purchase the Gomez properties but it included an offer to purchase the Telemark properties. On October 17, 2013, the Court entered its Final Order approving the sale (Bankr. Dkt. No. 2706). Under the Final Order, Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, or Bennu, a newly formed company owned by the DIP Lenders, was authorized to purchase certain ATP assets, including the Telemark properties, as well as claims asserted by ATP in our pending lawsuit relating to the Telemark properties. Our ORRI continues to burden the Telemark properties subject to a resolution of the issues in our pending lawsuit against ATP. The sale to Bennu closed on November 1, 2013.

 

Separately, ATP and/or the Committee of Unsecured Creditors has threatened to bring a fraudulent transfer action against us, in which ATP and/or the Committee would allege that (a) ATP was insolvent at the time of the assignment of the ORRIs to us, (b) that ATP received less than fair value from us in exchange for the assignments of the ORRIs and (c) as a result, the assignments should be set aside.  We vigorously deny these allegations.

 

Note 7: Fair Value

 

Investments consisted of the following as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013:

 

    March 31, 2014     December 31, 2013  
          % of           % of           % of           % of  
(Dollar amounts in thousands)   Cost     Total     Fair Value     Total     Cost     Total     Fair Value     Total  
Portfolio investments                                                                
Senior secured debt   $ 35,391       13.7 %   $ 35,978       14.4 %   $ 34,828       13.0 %   $ 35,483       13.8 %
Subordinated debt     83,363       32.2 %     85,083       34.1 %     92,614       34.5 %     85,560       33.2 %
Limited term royalties     28,070       10.8 %     25,968       10.4 %     28,704       10.7 %     28,966       11.4 %
Contingent earn-out     -       0.0 %     -       0.0 %     -       0.0 %     -       0.0 %
Royalty interests     212       0.1 %     1,095       0.5 %     218       0.1 %     1,106       0.4 %
Redeemable preferred units     50,031       19.3 %     53,260       21.4 %     50,034       18.7 %     52,760       20.5 %
Equity securities                                                                
Membership and partnership units     10,500       4.1 %     1,546       0.6 %     10,500       3.9 %     5,967       2.3 %
Participating preferred stock     4,312       1.7 %     12       0.0 %     4,312       1.6 %     21       0.0 %
Common stock     419       0.2 %     -       0.0 %     419       0.2 %     640       0.2 %
Warrants     328       0.1 %     418       0.2 %     328       0.1 %     868       0.3 %
Total equity securities     15,559       6.1 %     1,976       0.8 %     15,559       5.8 %     7,496       2.8 %
Total portfolio investments     212,626       82.2 %     203,360       81.6 %     221,957       82.8 %     211,371       82.1 %
Government securities                                                                
U.S. Treasury Bills     46,001       17.8 %     46,001       18.4 %     46,000       17.2 %     46,000       17.9 %
Total investments   $ 258,627       100.0 %   $ 249,361       100.0 %   $ 267,957       100.0 %   $ 257,371       100.0 %

 

We account for all of the assets in our portfolio at fair value, following the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures , or ASC 820. ASC 820 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the quality of inputs used to measure fair value and enhances disclosure requirements for fair value measurements.

 

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On a quarterly basis, the investment team of our Manager prepares fair value estimates for all of the assets in our portfolio utilizing the income approach and market approach in accordance with ASC 820 and presents them to our Valuation Committee. The Valuation Committee recommends its fair value estimates to our Board of Directors, which in good faith determines the final estimates of fair value for each investment. We record investments in securities for which market quotations are readily available at such market quotations in our financial statements as of the valuation date. For investments in securities for which market quotations are unavailable, or which have various degrees of trading restrictions, the investment team of our Manager prepares valuation analyses as generally described below.

 

· Investment Team Valuation. The investment professionals of our Manager prepare fair value estimates for each investment.

 

· Investment Team Valuation Documentation. The investment team documents and discusses its preliminary fair value estimates with senior management of our Manager.

 

· Presentation to Valuation Committee . Senior management presents the valuation analyses and fair value estimates to the Valuation Committee of our Board of Directors.

 

· Third Party Valuation Activity. The Valuation Committee and our Board of Directors, in their discretion, may retain an independent valuation firm to review any or all of the valuation analyses and fair value estimates provided by the investment team of our Manager. The Valuation Committee retained an independent valuation firm in connection with the fair value estimates of our middle market non-energy investments beginning with the quarter ended September 30, 2013. As of March 31, 2014, our middle market non-energy investments collectively represented 21% of the total fair value of our portfolio investments at such date.

 

· Board of Directors and Valuation Committee. The Board of Directors and Valuation Committee review and discuss the valuation analyses and fair value estimates provided by the investment team of our Manager and the analysis of the independent valuation firm, if applicable.

 

· Final Valuation Determination. Our Board of Directors discusses the fair value estimates recommended by the Valuation Committee and determines the fair value of each investment in our portfolio, in good faith, based on the input of the investment team of our Manager, our Valuation Committee and the independent valuation firm, if any.

 

ASC 820 defines fair value as the price that a seller would receive for an asset or pay to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between independent, knowledgeable and willing market participants at the measurement date. The fair value definition focuses on exit price in the principal, or most advantageous, market and prioritizes the use of observable market inputs over unobservable entity-specific inputs. In accordance with ASC 820, we categorize our investments based on the inputs to our valuation methodologies as follows:

 

· Level 1 — Quoted unadjusted prices for identical instruments in active markets to which we have access at the date of measurement.

 

· Level 2  — Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations in which all significant inputs and significant value drivers are observable in active markets. Level 2 inputs are those in markets for which there are few transactions, the prices are not current, little public information exists or instances where prices vary substantially over time or among brokered market makers.

 

· Level 3 — Model-derived valuations in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable. Unobservable inputs are those inputs that reflect our own assumptions that market participants would use to price the asset or liability based on the best available information.

 

Fair value accounting classifies financial assets and liabilities in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the estimated fair value measurement. Our assessment of the significance of a particular input to the estimated fair value measurement requires judgment, and may affect the valuation of assets and liabilities and their placement within the fair value hierarchy levels.

 

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Debt Securities and Limited-Term Royalties:   In estimating the fair value of our debt investments, we first assess the overall financial health of the portfolio company through an evaluation of a number of factors, including, as relevant, historical and projected financial results, the portfolio company's enterprise value, and the nature and realizable value of any collateral. In estimating the portfolio company’s enterprise value, we analyze the discounted value of estimated future net cash flows of the portfolio company, derived, when appropriate, from third party valuations of a portfolio company’s assets, such as engineering reserve reports of oil and natural gas properties. We also use a market approach in estimating the portfolio company’s estimated enterprise value, considering recent comparable transactions involving similar businesses or assets. We also may consider the markets in which the portfolio company operates; comparison to a peer group of publicly traded securities; the size and scope of the portfolio company and its specific strengths and weaknesses; recent purchases or sales of securities by the portfolio company; recent offers to purchase the portfolio company; the estimated value of comparable securities; and other relevant factors. Based upon these analyses, we assess the sources of cash flow available to the portfolio company to service its debt and the underlying credit risk, and determine an appropriate yield, or discount rate, to apply to our anticipated cash flows to be collected from each debt investment, recognizing that the collection of contractual cash flows may come from one or a combination of cash flows generated from continuing operations of the portfolio company, liquidation of collateral or sale of the portfolio company.  The appropriateness of the yield on our investments is directly relative to our judgment of the associated risks, using observable yield or price data for similar or comparable debt investments when available. Fair value measurements using the discounted cash flow method can be sensitive to significant changes in the inputs. A significant increase (decrease) in the discount rate for a particular security may result in a lower (higher) value for that security.

 

We invest primarily in illiquid debt investments in small private companies, many of which are in the early stages of development, or are start-up companies in need of growth development capital. There is limited activity, transparency and variable data in the markets in which we invest. We have observed that there is limited correlation in yield and price data in our principle market when compared to overall market trends based upon debt investments we have made throughout our history. In circumstances where there is limited observable  price or yield data of similar or comparable securities, we base our considerations on our assessments of the credit trends and underlying performance of our portfolio companies and of the markets in which we invest, relying on the collective judgment of the investment team of our Manager, our Valuation Committee members and our Board of Directors, which is based on their extensive experience and expertise investing in public and non-public securities markets.

 

Equity Securities:   We record our investments in preferred and common equity securities (including warrants or options to acquire equity securities) at fair value based on our pro rata share of the residual equity value available after deducting all outstanding debt and other obligations, as applicable, from the estimated enterprise value of the portfolio company. To estimate the enterprise value of the portfolio company, we analyze the discounted cash flows of the portfolio company and indicative pricing (on a proved reserve and/or units-of-production basis, as appropriate) in recent comparable market transactions as mentioned above, adjusted for lack of marketability due to the illiquid nature or other restrictions on the sale of the security. In most cases, we may compute an average of the calculated values of our share of the residual equity value (using multiple approaches or various assumptions) in determining the fair value of the equity security to be reported in our financial statements. Estimating a company’s enterprise value involves judgment, and residual equity values can be relatively volatile based on changes in market conditions, the company’s financial performance and outlook, and other factors. Fair value measurements using market comparables can be sensitive to significant changes in the inputs. A significant increase (decrease) in the reserve multiple, or a significant decrease (increase) in the discount for lack of marketability, for a particular equity security may result in a higher (lower) fair value for that security.

 

In some cases, where we deem recent or pending financing or recapitalization transactions involving the portfolio company to be more indicative of enterprise value, we use such recent transactions to value the enterprise, in lieu of the discounted cash flow or market comparables. In addition, in cases where we deem appropriate, we utilize an option pricing method, or OPM, to value the various preferred stock, common stock and warrants we have in companies with complex capital structures. The OPM treats preferred stock, common stock and warrants as call options on the enterprise value, with exercise prices based on liquidation preference of the security. The OPM commonly uses the Black-Scholes model to price the call option and considers the various terms of the stockholder agreements upon liquidation of the enterprise. In addition, the OPM implicitly considers the effect of the liquidation preference as of a future liquidation date, not as of the valuation date.

 

Royalty Interests : We record our investments in overriding royalty interests at fair value based on a multiple of cash flows generated by such investments, multiples from transactions involving the sale of comparable assets and/or the discounted value of expected future net cash flows from such investments, adjusted for lack of marketability due to the illiquid nature or other restrictions on the sale of our investment. We derive appropriate cash flow multiples from the review of comparable transactions involving similar assets. We derive the discounted value of future net cash flows, when appropriate, from third party valuations of a portfolio company’s assets, such as engineering reserve reports of oil and natural gas properties. A significant increase (decrease) in the cash flow multiple, or a significant decrease (increase) in the discount for lack of marketability, for a particular investment may result in a higher (lower) fair value for that investment.

 

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Contingent Earn-Out : Our contingent earn-out investment resulted from the sale of our investment in Alden Resources, LLC to Globe BG, LLC in July 2011. The amount of the payment, up to $6.8 million, is based on a formula involving the number of clean tons of coal produced multiplied by the difference between the company’s cost of production in 2010 and the cost of production during the optimal consecutive twelve-month period during the three-year period ending July 2014. We based our valuation of the earn-out on a weighted average of the discounted value of the earn-out payment computed under twenty scenarios with various production and production cost assumptions. A significant increase (decrease) in production, a significant decrease (increase) in cost of production, or a significant decrease (increase) in the discount rate may result in a higher (lower) value of the earn-out.

 

Commodity Derivative Instruments : We record all derivative instruments at fair value. Quoted market prices are the best evidence of estimated fair value. We estimate the fair value of the crude oil and natural gas options using a market-based valuation methodology based upon forward commodity price and volatility curves. Independent pricing services provide the curves, which reflect broker market quotes. We consider these investments as Level 2 on the valuation hierarchy, as the values represent quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets.

 

We hold certain investments in debt or equity securities that are publicly traded, but for which there are relatively few transactions or for which trading activity is relatively infrequent. We value these investments at broker quotes as of the balance sheet date or at prices for which such securities were most recently traded. We consider these investments as Level 2 on the valuation hierarchy, as the values represent quoted prices for identical instruments in thinly-traded markets.

 

Due to the inherent uncertainty in the valuation process, the fair value estimates for our investments may differ materially from the values that would have been used had a ready market for the securities existed. Additionally, changes in the market environment, portfolio company performance and other events that may occur over the lives of the investments may cause the gains or losses ultimately realized on our investments to be materially different than the valuations currently assigned.

 

We have investments in our portfolio that contain payment-in-kind, or PIK, provisions. We compute PIK interest income or PIK dividend income at the contractual rate specified in each investment agreement and add that amount to the principal balance of the investment. For those investments with PIK interest or PIK dividends, we calculate our income accruals on the principal balance plus any PIK amounts. If the portfolio company’s projected cash flows, further supported by estimated total enterprise value, are not sufficient to cover the contractual principal and interest or dividend amounts, as applicable, we do not accrue interest income or dividend income on the investment. To maintain our RIC status, we must pay out this non-cash income to stockholders in the form of dividends, even though we have not yet collected the cash.

 

Fair value accounting classifies financial assets and liabilities in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the estimated fair value measurement. Our assessment of the significance of a particular input to the estimated fair value measurement requires judgment, and may affect the valuation of assets and liabilities and their placement within the fair value hierarchy levels. We did not have any liabilities measured at fair value at March 31, 2014 or December 31, 2013.

 

During the three-month period ended March 31, 2014, none of our investments in portfolio companies changed between the categories of Control Investment-Majority Owned, Affiliate Investments and Non-Affiliate Investments, and there were no transfers between Levels 3, 2 or 1 during the three-month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013. During the three-month period ended March 31, 2013, our investment in Spirit Resources, LLC changed from a Non-Affiliate Investment to a Control Investment-Majority Owned.

 

The following tables set forth our financial assets by level within the fair value hierarchy that we accounted for at fair value as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (in thousands):

 

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  Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  
March 31, 2014:                        
Portfolio investments                                
Control investments - majority owned                                
Senior secured debt   $ 20,303     $ -     $ -     $ 20,303  
Royalty interests     510       -       -       510  
Equity securities     784       -       -       784  
Total control investments - majority owned     21,597       -       -       21,597  
Affiliate investments                                
Subordinated debt     14,480       -       -       14,480  
Equity securities     762       -       -       762  
Total affiliate investments     15,242       -       -       15,242  
Non-affiliate investments                                
Senior secured debt     15,675       -       -       15,675  
Subordinated debt     70,603       -       29,767       40,836  
Limited term royalties     25,968       -       -       25,968  
Contingent earn-out     -       -       -       -  
Redeemable preferred units     53,260       -       -       53,260  
Royalty interests     585       -       -       585  
Equity securities     430       -       -       430  
Total non-affiliate investments     166,521       -       29,767       136,754  
Total portfolio investments     203,360       -       29,767       173,593  
Government securities                                
U.S. Treasury Bills     46,001       46,001       -       -  
Total investments   $ 249,361     $ 46,001     $ 29,767     $ 173,593  

 

December 31, 2013:                                
Portfolio investments                                
Control investments - majority owned                                
Senior secured debt   $ 19,508     $ -     $ -     $ 19,508  
Royalty interests     518       -       -       518  
Equity securities     4,192       -       -       4,192  
Total control investments - majority owned     24,218       -       -       24,218  
Affiliate investments                                
Subordinated debt     15,268       -       -       15,268  
Equity securities     1,775       -       -       1,775  
Total affiliate investments     17,043       -       -       17,043  
Non-affiliate investments                                
Senior secured debt     15,975       -       -       15,975  
Subordinated debt     70,292       -       29,474       40,818  
Limited term royalties     28,966       -       -       28,966  
Contingent earn-out     -       -       -       -  
Redeemable preferred units     52,760       -       -       52,760  
Royalty interests     588       -       -       588  
Equity securities     1,529       -       -       1,529  
Total non-affiliate investments     170,110       -       29,474       140,636  
Total portfolio investments     211,371       -       29,474       181,897  
Government securities                                
U.S. Treasury Bills     46,000       46,000       -       -  
Total investments   $ 257,371     $ 46,000     $ 29,474     $ 181,897  

 

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The following tables present roll-forwards of the changes in the estimated fair value during the three-month periods ended March 31, 2014 and March 31, 2013 for all investments for which we determine estimated fair value using unobservable (Level 3) factors (in thousands):

 

    Senior Secured     Subordinated     Interests, Royalty              
    Debt and     Debt and     Interests              
    Limited Term     Redeemable     and Equity     Contingent     Total  
    Royalties     Preferred Units     Securities     Earn-out     Investments  
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014:                                        
Fair value at December 31, 2013   $ 64,449     $ 108,846     $ 8,602     $ -     $ 181,897  
Total gains, (losses) and amortization:                                        
Net realized gains (losses)     -       (9,382 )     -       -       (9,382 )
Net unrealized gains (losses)     (2,433 )     8,979       (5,525 )     -       1,021  
Net amortization of premiums, discounts and fees     108       38       (6 )     -       140  
New investments, repayments and settlements, net:                                        
New investments     1,116       -       -       -       1,116  
Payment-in-kind     145       165       -       -       310  
Repayments and settlements     (1,439 )     (70 )     -       -       (1,509 )
Fair value at March 31, 2014   $ 61,946     $ 108,576     $ 3,071     $ -     $ 173,593  

 

Of the $1.0 million in net unrealized gains presented in the table above, $8.4 million of unrealized losses were attributable to assets we held at March 31, 2014. We present net unrealized gains (losses) on our consolidated statements of operations as “Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments.”

 

                Net Profits              
    Senior Secured     Subordinated     Interests, Royalty              
    Debt and     Debt and     Interests              
    Limited Term     Redeemable     and Equity     Contingent     Total  
    Royalties     Preferred Units     Securities     Earn-out     Investments  
Three Months Ended March 31, 2013:                                        
Fair value at December 31, 2012   $ 101,234     $ 81,357     $ 2,863     $ 240     $ 185,694  
Total gains, (losses) and amortization:                                        
Net unrealized gains (losses)     (118 )     (6,828 )     (2,599 )     (180 )     (9,725 )
Net amortization of premiums, discounts and fees     86       18       -       -       104  
New investments, repayments and settlements, net:                                        
New investments     2,989       23,524       2,485       -       28,998  
Restructuring     (8,000 )     -       8,000       -       -  
Payment-in-kind     36       493       -       -       529  
Repayments and settlements     (4,965 )     (9,848 )     -       -       (14,813 )
Fair value at March 31, 2013   $ 91,262     $ 88,716     $ 10,749     $ 60     $ 190,787  

 

Of the $9.7 million in net unrealized losses presented in the table above, $9.3 million was attributable to assets we held at March 31, 2013.

 

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The following table summarizes the significant unobservable inputs in the fair value measurements of our Level 3 investments by category of investment and valuation technique as of March 31, 2014 (dollars in thousands):

 

    Fair Value as of     Valuation   Significant   Range of   Weighted  
Type of Investment   March 31, 2014     Technique   Unobservable Inputs   Inputs   Average  
Senior debt securities and limited term royalties   $ 61,946     Discounted cash flow   Discount rate   8.0% - 22.5%     16.2 %
                             
Subordinated debt securities and redeemable preferred units     41,316     Discounted cash flow   Discount rate   11.4% - 19.5%     13.8 %
      67,260     Market comparables   Reserve multiples (1)   $9.00 - $15.00   $12.38  
                Production multiples (2)   $24.00 - $51.00   $34.97  
                EBITDA multiples   3.5x - 5.0x     4.4 x  
      108,576                      
                             
Royalty interests and equity securities     1,546     Market comparables   EBITDA multiples   4.0x - 6.5x     5.5 x  
                Discount for lack of marketability   20%     20 %
      387     Market comparables   Reserve multiples (1)   $6.00 - $20.00   $17.26  
                Production multiples (2)   $100.00 - $150.00   $125.00  
      1,095     Market comparables   Cash flow  multiples   6.0x - 8.0x     7.0 x  
                Discount rate   10% - 20%     15.0 %
                             
      43     Recent or pending transactions   N/A   N/A     N/A  
      3,071                      
                             
    $ 173,593                      

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(1) Based on recent comparable transactions involving similar assets, expressed as price per unit of equivalent barrel of oil in proved reserves.
(2) Based on recent comparable transactions involving similar assets, expressed as price per daily production of equivalent barrel of oil in proved reserves.

 

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Note 8: Commodity Derivative Instruments

 

We use commodity derivative instruments from time to time to manage our exposure to commodity price fluctuations. We use all of our derivatives for risk management purposes and do not hold any amounts for speculative or trading purposes. These contracts generally consist of options contracts on underlying commodities. We do not designate these instruments as hedging instruments for financial accounting purposes and, as a result, we recognize the change in the instruments’ fair value currently on the consolidated statement of operations as net increase (decrease) in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments. All of our oil put options had expired as of September 30, 2013.

 

The components of gains (losses) on commodity derivative instruments are as follows (in thousands):

 

    For the Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2014     2013  
             
Unrealized gains on commodity derivatives   $ -     $ 84  
Realized losses on commodity derivatives     -       (94 )
                 
Net losses on commodity derivative instruments   $ -     $ (10 )

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

You should read the following analysis of our financial condition and results of operations in conjunction with management’s discussion and analysis contained in our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as our consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that relate to estimates or expectations of our future performance or financial condition may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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, but not limited to,

 

uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings;
changes in the prospects of our portfolio companies;
changes in interest rates;
the future operating results of our portfolio companies and their ability to achieve their objectives;
changes in regional, national or international economic conditions and their impact on the industries in which we invest;
continued disruption of credit and capital markets;
changes in the conditions of the industries in which we invest;
the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital;
the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies;
the ability of our Manager to locate suitable investments for us and to monitor and administer the investments; and
other factors enumerated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC.

 

We may use words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “plans,” “expects,” “projects,” “estimates,” “will,” “should,” “may” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected and our historical experience. You should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made herein, unless required by law.

 

Overview

 

We are a financial services company created to invest primarily in debt securities of small and mid-size private energy companies. In 2012, we expanded our investment strategy to also include middle market companies not engaged in the energy industry. We have elected to be regulated as a business development company, or BDC, under the Investment Company Act of 1940, or the 1940 Act, and, as such, we are required to comply with certain regulatory requirements. For instance, we generally have to invest at least 70% of our total assets in “qualifying assets,” which include securities of private U.S. companies, U.S. companies whose securities are listed on a national securities exchange but whose market capitalization is less than $250 million, cash, cash equivalents, U.S. government securities and high-quality debt investments that mature in one year or less. In addition, for federal income tax purposes we operate so as to be treated as a regulated investment company, or RIC, under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Pursuant to these elections, we generally do not have to pay corporate-level taxes on any income and capital gains we distribute to our stockholders. We have several direct and indirect subsidiaries that are single member limited liability companies and wholly-owned limited partnerships established to hold certain portfolio investments or provide services to us in accordance with specific rules prescribed for a company operating as a RIC. We consolidate the financial results of our subsidiaries for financial reporting purposes, and do not consolidate the financial results of our portfolio companies.

 

Our investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments with certain equity components. A key focus area for our investments in the energy industry is domestic upstream businesses that produce, develop, acquire and explore for oil and natural gas. We also evaluate investment opportunities in such businesses as coal, power and energy services. We also target middle market investments within diversified industry sectors, including manufacturing, value-added distribution, business services, healthcare products and services, consumer services and select other sectors. Our investments generally range in size from $10 million to $50 million; however, we may invest more or less depending on market conditions and our Manager’s view of a particular investment opportunity. Our portfolio investments primarily consist of debt instruments, including senior and subordinated loans combined in one facility, sometimes with an equity component, and subordinated loans, sometimes with equity components. We may also invest in preferred stock and other equity securities or royalty interests on a stand-alone basis.

 

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We generate revenue in the form of interest income on the debt securities and limited-term royalty interests that we own, dividend income on common or preferred stock that we own, royalty income on royalty interests that we own and capital gains or losses on debt or equity securities that we acquire in portfolio companies and subsequently sell. Our investments, if in the form of debt securities, typically have a term of three to seven years and bear interest at a fixed or floating rate. To the extent achievable, we seek to collateralize our investments by obtaining security interests in our portfolio companies' assets. We also may acquire minority or majority equity interests in our portfolio companies, which may pay cash or paid-in-kind, or PIK, dividends on a recurring or otherwise negotiated basis. In addition, we may generate revenue in other forms including commitment, origination, structuring, administration or due diligence fees; fees for providing managerial assistance; and possibly consultation fees. We recognize any such fees generated in connection with our investments as earned.

 

Our level of investment activity can and does vary substantially from period to period depending on many factors. Some of these factors are the amount of debt and equity capital available to energy companies, the level of acquisition and divestiture activity for such companies, the level and volatility of energy commodity prices, the general economic environment and the competitive environment for the types of investments we make, and our own ability to raise capital to fund our investments, both through issuance of debt and equity securities. While we currently have capital available to invest, we do not have unlimited capital. We remain committed to our underwriting and investment disciplines in selectively investing in appropriate risk-reward opportunities within the energy and middle market sectors.

 

In September 2013, our Board of Directors engaged financial advisor Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a Stifel company, or KBW, to evaluate strategic alternatives to enhance stockholder value. The Board of Directors, with the assistance of KBW, is considering a range of options, which may include a sale or merger of our company, the acquisition of existing investment portfolios, or a combination, joint venture or other strategic alliance with another company. No decision has been made to enter into a transaction at this time, and there can be no assurance that we will enter into a transaction in the future.

 

Portfolio and Investment Activity

 

In April 2014, we sold our $13.0 million face amount of Midstates Petroleum Company, or Midstates, 10.75% Senior Subordinated Notes at an average price of 108.1, resulting in a capital gain of $0.7 million, or $0.03 per common share. Our investment in the Midstates Senior Subordinated Notes, which originated in October 2012, generated an internal rate of return of 14.6% with a return on investment of 1.2x.

 

In January 2014, we accepted a third party bid to purchase our GMX Resources, Inc., or GMX, Senior Secured Second-Priority Notes due 2018, or the GMX 2018 Notes, for $70,000. This transaction resulted in a realized capital loss of $9.4 million, or $0.47 per share, which was entirely offset by the reversal of previously recognized unrealized depreciation on this investment. GMX’s bankruptcy filing in 2013 severely impacted our investment, which generated an internal rate of return of -21.2% and a return on investment of 0.5x.

 

In 2011 and 2012, we purchased from ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, or ATP, limited-term overriding royalty interests, or ORRIs, in certain offshore oil and gas producing properties operated by ATP in the Gulf of Mexico, including $25.0 million paid on July 3, 2012. Under this arrangement, we purchased the right to portions (ranging from 5.0% to 10.8%) of the monthly production proceeds from the various oil and gas properties subject to the ORRIs in ATP’s Gomez and Telemark properties. The terms of the ORRIs provide that they will terminate after we actually receive payments that equal a defined sum calculated (generally) based on our investment in the ORRIs plus a time-value factor at a rate of 13.2 % per annum. On August 17, 2012, ATP filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. For more information, please refer to the discussion of the ATP Litigation under the heading “Legal Proceedings” in Note 6, “Commitments and Contingencies,” to Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. As of March 31, 2014, our unrecovered investment was $28.3 million, and we had received aggregate production payments of $26.5 million subject to a disgorgement agreement. In addition, as of March 31, 2014, we had incurred legal and consulting fees totaling $3.6 million in connection with the enforcement of our rights under the ORRIs, $3.2 million of which has been added to the unrecovered investment balance under the terms of the ORRI agreements. Legal and consulting fees totaling $0.4 million and $0.5 million as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, are included in accounts receivable and other current assets on our consolidated balance sheets.

 

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From commencement of investment operations in November 2004 through March 31, 2014, we have invested $1.1 billion in 47 portfolio companies and received principal repayments, realizations and settlements of $897.5 million. The following table summarizes our investment activity for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 (dollars in millions):

 

    2014     2013  
Investment portfolio, beginning of period   $ 227.9     $ 219.9  
New investments     -       51.5  
Additional investments in existing clients     1.4       3.5  
Principal repayments, realizations and settlements     (14.1 )     (24.8 )
Investment portfolio, end of period   $ 215.2     $ 250.1  
                 
Number of portfolio clients at end of period     15       15  

 

The table below shows our portfolio investments by type as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013. We compute yields on investments using interest rates as of the balance sheet date and include amortization of original issue discount, or OID, and market premium or discount, royalty interest income, net profits income and other similar investment income, weighted by their respective costs when averaged. We compute the yield on income from derivatives using estimated derivative income, net of expired options costs. These yields do not include income from any investments on non-accrual status but do include the cost basis of such investments in the denominator. Such weighted average yields are not necessarily indicative of expected total returns on a portfolio.

 

    March 31, 2014     December 31, 2013  
    Weighted                 Weighted              
    Average     Percentage of Portfolio     Average     Percentage of Portfolio  
    Yields     Cost     Fair Value     Yields     Cost     Fair Value  
Senior secured debt     10.9 %     16.6 %     17.7 %     12.6 %     15.7 %     16.8 %
Subordinated debt     12.3 %     39.2 %     41.8 %     11.1 %     41.7 %     40.5 %
Limited term royalties     13.8 %     13.2 %     12.8 %     13.8 %     12.9 %     13.7 %
Contingent earn-out     0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %
Royalty interests     79.1 %     0.1 %     0.5 %     78.2 %     0.1 %     0.5 %
Redeemable preferred units     8.0 %     23.6 %     26.2 %     8.0 %     22.6 %     25.0 %
Equity securities                                                
Membership and partnership units     0.0 %     4.9 %     0.8 %     0.0 %     4.7 %     2.8 %
Participating preferred stock     0.0 %     2.0 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     1.9 %     0.0 %
Common stock     0.0 %     0.2 %     0.0 %     0.0 %     0.2 %     0.3 %
Warrants     0.0 %     0.2 %     0.2 %     0.0 %     0.2 %     0.4 %
Total equity securities     0.0 %     7.3 %     1.0 %     0.0 %     7.0 %     3.5 %
Total portfolio investments     10.4 %     100.0 %     100.0 %     10.2 %     100.0 %     100.0 %

 

As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the total fair value of our portfolio investments was $203.4 million and $211.4 million, respectively. Of those fair value totals, approximately $173.6 million, or 85%, as of March 31, 2014, and $181.9 million, or 86%, as of December 31, 2013, are measured using significant unobservable (i.e., Level 3) inputs.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Investment Income

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, our total investment income was $5.9 million, increasing $0.1 million, or 1%, compared to $5.8 million in the corresponding period of 2013. The small increase in 2014 was primarily attributable to overriding royalty income earned on investments made in 2013. Our portfolio balance, on a cost basis, decreased from $222.0 million to $212.6 million during the first quarter of 2014, primarily due to the realization of the GMX 2018 Notes. During the first quarter of 2013, our portfolio balance increased from $217.8 million to $245.0 million, primarily as a result of net new investments in excess of redemptions and settlements. Our weighted average yield increased from 9.9% at March 31, 2013 to 10.4% at March 31, 2014, primarily as a result of the realization of our non-accruing investment in the GMX 2018 Notes during January 2014, and the addition of new investments during 2013 with higher interest rates.

 

The table below summarizes our non-accruing and non-income producing investments:

 

    March 31, 2014     December 31, 2013  
(Dollars in thousands)   Cost     Fair Value     Cost     Fair Value  
Non-accruing investments                                
Chroma Exploration & Production, Inc.   $ 4,312     $ 12     $ 4,312     $ 21  
GMX Resources, Inc. second-priority notes (sold in January 2014)     -       -       9,452       70  
Spirit Resources, LLC Tranche B term loan (non-accrual 3/31/14)     4,252       4,252       N/A       N/A  
Total non-accruing investments     8,564       4,264       13,764       91  
Non-income producing investments                                
Contour Highwall Holdings, LLC units     -       784       -       836  
Crossroads Energy Development, LLC warrants     237       375       237       796  
Globe BG, LLC (contingent Alden Resources royalty earn-out)     -       -       -       -  
Huff Energy Holdings, Inc. warrants and overriding royalty (after pay-out)     84       86       84       84  
Myriant Corporation common stock and warrants     468       -       468       670  
NGP/OCI Investments, LLC Class A Units     2,500       762       2,500       1,775  
Spirit Resources, LLC preferred units     8,000       -       8,000       3,356  
Total non-income producing investments     11,289       2,007       11,289       7,517  
Total non-accruing and non-income producing investments   $ 19,853     $ 6,271     $ 25,053     $ 7,608  

 

Operating Expenses

 

The table below summarizes the components of our operating expenses (in thousands):

 

    For The Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2014     2013  
Interest expense and bank fees   $ 613     $ 815  
Management and incentive fees     1,346       1,367  
Professional fees, insurance expenses and other G&A     1,966       1,286  
Total operating expenses   $ 3,925     $ 3,468  

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, operating expenses were $3.9 million, increasing $0.4 million, or 11%, compared to $3.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Interest expense and fees on our credit facilities were $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, compared to $0.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013, as a result of decreased borrowing levels supporting our smaller investment portfolio. Management and incentive fees were slightly lower in the quarter ended March 31, 2014 at $1.3 million compared to $1.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, primarily as a result of lower average total asset balances, which are the basis for the base management fee computation. Professional fees, insurance expenses and other general and administrative expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 increased $0.7 million, or 53%, to $2.0 million, compared to $1.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, primarily as a result of higher legal and professional fees, including $0.5 million, or $0.02 per share, of third party costs associated with our process of evaluating strategic alternatives to enhance stockholder value.

 

Operating expenses include our allocable portion of the total organizational and operating expenses incurred by us, our Manager and our Administrator, as determined by our Board of Directors and representatives of our Manager and our Administrator. According to the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement, we calculate the base management fee quarterly as 0.45% of the average of our total assets as of the end of the two previous quarters. Other general and administrative expenses include our allocated share of employee, facilities, stockholder services and marketing costs incurred by our Administrator.

 

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Net Investment Income

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, net investment income was $1.9 million, or $0.09 per common share, compared to $2.3 million, or $0.11 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The $0.4 million, or 17%, decrease was primarily attributable to the increase in operating expenses described above.

 

Net Realized Gains (Losses)

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, we realized net losses of $9.6 million, or $0.47 per common share, primarily as the result of a loss of $9.4 million on the disposition of our GMX 2018 Notes. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, we recognized net realized capital losses of $0.2 million resulting from a $1.6 million loss from the sale of our 228,853 shares of GMX common stock at an average price of $3.28, partially offset by a $1.3 million gain from the sale of $10.0 million face amount of EP Energy, LLC, or EP Energy, Senior Unsecured Notes at an average price of 113.375.

 

Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation on Investments

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, net unrealized appreciation on portfolio investments was $1.3 million, or $0.06 per share, primarily due to the reversal of previously recorded unrealized depreciation, due to realization, associated with our investment in GMX 2018 Notes of $9.4 million, partially offset by decreases in the estimated fair value of our investments in Spirit Resources, LLC, or Spirit, Preferred Units of $3.4 million, ATP limited-term ORRIs of $2.4 million, OCI Holdings, LLC, or OCI, Subordinated Notes and Preferred Units of $1.9 million, and net decreases in the value of remaining investments of $0.4 million. By comparison, for the three months ended March 31, 2013, net unrealized depreciation on portfolio investments was $9.7 million, or $0.46 per share, primarily due to decreases in the estimated fair value of our investments in GMX 2018 Notes of $7.4 million and Spirit Preferred Units of $2.8 million and the reversal of unrealized appreciation, due to realization of the gain, on our EP Energy Senior Unsecured Notes of $1.3 million, partially offset by net increases in the fair value of our remaining investments of $1.8 million.

 

Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting from Operations

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, we recorded a net decrease in net assets resulting from operations of $6.4 million, or $0.31 per share, compared to a net decrease in net assets resulting from operations of $7.6 million, or $0.36 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The $1.2 million, or $0.05 per share, reduced net loss between the two periods was primarily attributable to the $1.6 million reduction in net realized and unrealized losses on our investments, partially offset by the $0.4 million decrease in net investment income, both of which are described above.

 

Financial Condition, Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we generated cash from operations of $3.0 million, excluding net purchases of investments, compared to $0.5 million during the comparable period of 2013. The higher amount of cash generated from operations in 2014 was primarily attributable to net changes in working capital account balances between the two periods.

 

Our net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $3.1 million, compared to $26.5 million of net cash used in operating activities for the same period of 2013. This increase in net cash provided in 2014 was primarily due to lower net purchases of investments in portfolio securities in 2014. Purchases of portfolio securities during the first three months of 2014 totaled $1.1 million, compared to $53.8 million during the first three months of 2013. Purchases in 2014 consisted of additional investments in existing portfolio companies. Purchases in 2013 primarily included the Talos Production Co., LLC Senior Notes of $24.8 million, OCI Subordinated Notes and direct equity co-investment totaling $17.2 million, KOVA International, Inc. Senior Notes of $8.8 million, and additional investments in existing portfolio companies totaling $3.0 million. Proceeds from the redemption of investments totaled $1.3 million during the first three months of 2014, compared to $26.9 million during the first three months of 2013. Redemptions in 2014 included ATP limited-term ORRI of $1.1 million and other redemptions totaling $0.2 million. Redemptions in 2013 included EP Energy Senior Unsecured Notes, $11.3 million; Southern Pacific Resources Corp. Term Loan, $9.7 million; ATP limited-term ORRI, $5.0 million and other redemptions totaling $0.9 million.

 

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At March 31, 2014, we had cash and cash equivalents totaling $33.1 million. At March 31, 2014, the amount outstanding under our $72.0 million Third Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement, or the Investment Facility, was $57.0 million and $15.0 million was available for borrowing. We repaid $44.0 million of the $57.0 million balance outstanding under the Investment Facility in April and May 2014 with cash on hand and proceeds from the sale of our Midstates Senior Subordinated Notes. As of March 31, 2014, the amount outstanding under our $45.0 million Treasury Facility was $45.0 million and there was no additional amount available for borrowing. We repaid the entire balance outstanding under the Treasury Facility in April 2014 with proceeds from the sale of U.S. Treasury Bills.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we paid cash dividends totaling $3.3 million, or $0.16 per share, to our common stockholders. In March 2014, we declared a first quarter dividend totaling $3.3 million, or $0.16 per share, which was paid in April 2014. We currently intend to continue to distribute, in the form of quarterly dividends, a minimum of 90% of our annual investment company taxable income to our stockholders.

 

On October 31, 2011, our Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase plan, pursuant to which we may, from time to time, repurchase up to $10.0 million of our common stock in the open market at prices not to exceed net asset value during our open trading periods. Our Board of Directors authorized this plan, because it believes that general market trading activity may cause our common stock to be undervalued from time to time. The repurchase program does not obligate us to purchase any shares and may be discontinued at any time. Pursuant to this plan, during 2012 and 2013, we repurchased an aggregate of 1,129,014 shares of our common stock in the open market at an average price of $6.71 per share, totaling $7.6 million. We did not make any repurchases pursuant to the stock repurchase plan during the three months ended March 31, 2014. Under the terms of the stock repurchase plan, we are authorized to repurchase up to an additional $2.4 million of our common stock. Any future repurchases will be made in accordance with applicable securities laws and regulations that set certain restrictions on the method, timing, price and volume of stock repurchases.

 

Credit Facilities and Borrowings

 

On May 23, 2013, we entered into a $72.0 million Investment Facility, which replaced our previous credit facility. The total amounts outstanding under the Investment Facility were $57.0 million and $53.0 million as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively. Substantially all of our assets except our investments in U.S. Treasury Bills are collateral for the obligations under the Investment Facility. The Investment Facility matures on May 23, 2016, and bears interest, at our option, at either (i) LIBOR plus 325 to 475 basis points, or (ii) the base rate plus 225 to 375 basis points, both based on our amounts outstanding. As of March 31, 2014, the average interest rate on our outstanding balance of $57.0 million was 3.9%, and an additional $15.0 million was available for borrowing under the Investment Facility. We repaid $44.0 million of the outstanding balance in April and May 2014.

 

On March 31, 2011, we entered into a $30.0 million Treasury Facility, which was later increased to $45.0 million, that can only be used to purchase U.S. Treasury Bills. Proceeds from the Treasury Facility facilitate the growth of our investment portfolio and provide flexibility in the sizing of our portfolio investments. On September 24, 2013, we entered into a fourth amendment to the Treasury Facility which extended the expiration date to September 24, 2014 and increased the applicable margins to either (i) LIBOR plus 150 basis points or (ii) the base rate plus 50 basis points. We have the right at any time to prepay the loans, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty. As of March 31, 2014, we had $45.0 million outstanding and no additional amount available for borrowing under the Treasury Facility, and the interest rate on our outstanding balance was 1.7% (LIBOR plus 150 basis points). We repaid the entire balance outstanding under the Treasury Facility in April 2014 with proceeds from the sale of U.S. Treasury Bills.

 

The Investment and Treasury Facilities contain affirmative and reporting covenants and certain financial ratio and restrictive covenants that apply to our subsidiaries and us. We complied with these covenants as of March 31, 2014 and had no existing defaults or events of default under either facility. The most restrictive covenants are:

 

· maintaining a ratio of net asset value to consolidated total indebtedness (excluding net hedging liabilities) of not less than 2.25:1.0
· maintaining a ratio of net asset value to consolidated total indebtedness (including net hedging liabilities) of not less than 2.0:1.0,

 

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· maintaining a ratio of EBITDA (excluding revenue from cash collateral) to interest expense (excluding interest on loans under the Treasury Facility) of not less than 3.0:1.0, and
· maintaining a ratio of collateral to the aggregate principal amount of loans under the Treasury Facility of not less than 1.02:1.0.

 

In addition to proceeds from borrowings under our Investment Facility, we may also fund a portion of our investments with issuances of equity or senior debt securities. We expect our primary use of funds to be investments in portfolio companies, cash distributions to holders of our common stock and payment of fees and other operating expenses.

 

Dividends

 

We have elected to operate our business to be taxed as a RIC for federal income tax purposes. As a RIC, we generally may not pay corporate-level federal income taxes on any ordinary income or capital gains that we distribute to our stockholders as dividends. To maintain our RIC status, we must meet specific source-of-income and asset diversification requirements and distribute annually an amount equal to at least 90% of our “investment company taxable income” (which generally consists of ordinary income and realized net short-term capital gains in excess of realized net long-term capital losses, if any, reduced by deductible expenses) and net tax-exempt interest. In order to avoid certain excise taxes imposed on RICs, we must distribute during each calendar year an amount at least equal to the sum of (1) 98% of our ordinary income for the calendar year, (2) 98.2% of our capital gain net income (i.e., realized capital gains in excess of realized capital losses) for the one-year period ended on October 31 of that calendar year, and (3) 100% of any ordinary income or capital gain net income not distributed in prior years. We currently intend to make sufficient distributions to satisfy the annual distribution requirement and to avoid the excise taxes.

 

We may not achieve operating results that will allow us to make distributions at a specific level or to increase the amount of these distributions from time to time. In addition, we may be limited in our ability to make distributions due to the asset coverage test for borrowings when applicable to us as a BDC under the 1940 Act and due to provisions in our Investment Facility. If we do not distribute a certain percentage of our income annually, we will suffer adverse tax consequences, including possible loss of our status as a RIC. We cannot assure stockholders that they will receive any distributions or distributions at any specific level.

 

Portfolio Credit Quality

 

Most of our portfolio investments at March 31, 2014 are in negotiated, and often illiquid, securities of energy-related and middle market businesses. We maintain a system to evaluate the credit quality of these investments. While incorporating quantitative analysis, this system is a qualitative assessment. This system is intended to reflect the overall, long-term performance of a portfolio company’s business, the collateral coverage of an investment, and other relevant factors. Our rating scale ranges from 1 to 7, with 1 being the highest credit quality. As of March 31, 2014, our average portfolio rating on a dollar-weighted fair market value basis was 3.4, compared to 3.7 as of December 31, 2013. Of the 25 rated investments in 15 portfolio companies as of March 31, 2014, compared to December 31, 2013, 1 investment improved in rating, 21 investments retained the same rating and 3 investments declined in rating during the first three months of 2014. As of March 31, 2014, on a fair value basis, approximately 18% of our portfolio investments were in the form of senior secured debt securities. As of March 31, 2014, we had 2 investments on non-accrual status with an aggregate cost and fair value of $8.6 million and $4.3 million, respectively. Our portfolio investments at fair value were approximately 96% and 95% of the related cost basis as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

 

Contractual Obligations and Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The following table summarizes our contractual payment obligations at March 31, 2014 (in thousands):

 

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          Less than                 More than  
Revolving credit facilities (1) :   Total     1 Year     1-3 Years     3-5 Years     5 Years  
Investment Facility   $ 57,000     $ -     $ 57,000     $ -     $ -  
Treasury Facility     45,000       45,000       -       -       -  
Total   $ 102,000     $ 45,000     $ 57,000     $ -     $ -  

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(1) Excludes accrued interest amounts.

 

We have certain unused commitments to extend credit to our portfolio companies. Generally, these commitments have fixed expiration dates, and we do not expect to fund the entire amounts before they expire. Therefore, these commitment amounts do not necessarily represent future cash requirements. We do not report the unused portions of these commitments on our consolidated balance sheets. Our unused credit commitments totaled $2.5 million and $3.3 million as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

There have been no material changes from the information provided in Item 7A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act), designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports that we file under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the Securities and Exchange Commission and accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

 

In connection with the preparation of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as of the end of the fiscal period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (March 31, 2014), we performed an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rules 13a-15(b) and 15d-15(b) of the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of March 31, 2014, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective in providing reasonable assurance (i) that information required to be disclosed in the reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC and (ii) that such information is accumulated and communicated to management in a manner that allows timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

No changes in internal control over financial reporting occurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2014 that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act).

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

The information set forth under the heading “Legal Proceedings” in Note 6, “Commitments and Contingencies,” to Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 1 of Part I of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed under Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

See “Index to Exhibits” following the signature page for a description of the exhibits furnished as part of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

    NGP CAPITAL RESOURCES COMPANY
       
Date:  May 9, 2014   By: /s/ STEPHEN K. GARDNER
      Stephen K. Gardner
      President and Chief Executive Officer
       
Date:  May 9, 2014   By: /s/ L. SCOTT BIAR
      L. Scott Biar
     

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

and Chief Compliance Officer

 

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Index to Exhibits

 

Exhibits No.   Exhibit
 3.1   Articles of Incorporation (filed as Exhibit (a)(1) to our Registration Statement on Form N-2 filed on August 16, 2004 (Registration No. 333-118279) and incorporated herein by reference)
 3.2   Articles of Amendment and Restatement (filed as Exhibit 3.2 our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and incorporated herein by reference)
 3.3   Second Amended and Restated Bylaws (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 22, 2014 and incorporated herein by reference)
 4.1   Form of Stock Certificate (filed as Exhibit (d) to our Pre-Effective Amendment No. 2 to Registration Statement on Form N-2 filed on October 7, 2004 (Registration No. 333-118279) and incorporated herein by reference)
 4.2   Dividend Reinvestment Plan (filed as Exhibit (e) to our Registration Statement on Form N-2 filed on August 16, 2004 (Registration No. 333-118279) and incorporated herein by reference)
31.1*   Certification required by Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) by the Chief Executive Officer
31.2*   Certification required by Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) by the Chief Financial Officer
32.1**   Section 1350 Certification by the Chief Executive Officer
32.2**   Section 1350 Certification by the Chief Financial Officer

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*Filed herewith.

**Furnished herewith.

 

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Exhibit 31.1

 

Certification Required by Rule 13a-14(a)

or Rule 15d-14(a)

 

I, Stephen K. Gardner, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of NGP Capital Resources Company;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d) Disclosed in this  report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date:  May 9, 2014   /s/ STEPHEN K. GARDNER
    Stephen K. Gardner
    President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Exhibit 31.2

 

Certification Required by Rule 13a-14(a)

or Rule 15d-14(a)

 

I, L. Scott Biar, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of NGP Capital Resources Company;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d) Disclosed in this  report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date:  May 9, 2014   /s/ L. SCOTT BIAR
    L. Scott Biar
    Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and
Chief Compliance Officer

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.1

 

Certification required by Rule 13a-14(b) or

Rule 15d-14(b) and Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of NGP Capital Resources Company (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2014, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Stephen K. Gardner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that to my knowledge:

 

(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

 

(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date:  May 9, 2014   /s/ STEPHEN K. GARDNER
    Stephen K. Gardner
    President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.2

 

Certification required by Rule 13a-14(b) or

Rule 15d-14(b) and Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of NGP Capital Resources Company (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2014, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, L. Scott Biar, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company, certify pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that to my knowledge:

 

(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

 

(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date:  May 9, 2014   /s/ L. SCOTT BIAR
    L. Scott Biar
    Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and
Chief Compliance Officer