OFS CAPITAL CORP OFS
December 30, 2015 - 12:26am EST by
david101
2015 2016
Price: 11.27 EPS 1.32 1.60
Shares Out. (in M): 10 P/E 0 0
Market Cap (in $M): 109 P/FCF 0 0
Net Debt (in $M): 108 EBIT 0 0
TEV ($): 0 TEV/EBIT 0 0

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  • Discount to NAV
  • BDC
  • Small Cap
  • Dividend yield
  • Discount to Tangible Book

Description

 

OFS is trades at 78% of NAV, yields 12.1% on its dividend that it is now starting to cover, and has room to grow the portfolio without having to tap the equity markets. For those who have invested in BDC's before, this is like investment porn.

 

 

 

Background: OFS was previously written up by Chewy back in June 2014. I recommend reading the description and the message thread, as it provides good background on how OFS came into being and the events that delayed the catalysts. Briefly, at the end of last year, there was a change in management that delayed the business plan. Then, just as OFS was starting t heat up, the high-yield market sagged.

 

 

 

"Show Me Some Love, Baby"

 

There have been a number of write-ups over the past 6-8 months on business development companies (BDC), including the following: MAIN, CMFN, PFLT, TICC, FSC, FULL. I know there is a general dislike on VIC for BDC's. I am not a fan of FSC, particularly its management, but OFS was trading last week at almost the same levels as FSC (the spreads have widened a bit since I started writing this up over the holidays). Here is a table of 50 BDC's based on price/NAV:

 

 

 

BDC

Price/NAV 

BDC

Price/NAV 

BDC

Price/NAV 

BDC

Price/NAV 

MAIN

135%

GAIN

88%

OFS

78%

SAR

68%

HTGC

123%

ARCC

86%

SLRC

78%

AINV

67%

TCAP

123%

NEWT

86%

TINY

78%

CPTA

66%

GBDC

106%

HRZN

85%

TICC

75%

BDCV

64%

TSLX

106%

TCRD

85%

CMFN

74%

KCAP

64%

GSBD

100%

GARS

83%

ACSF

73%

PNNT

63%

FSIC

94%

TPVG

83%

SCM

72%

TAXI

62%

TCPC

94%

CSWC

81%

RAND

71%

FULL

61%

FDUS

93%

HCAP

81%

FSC

70%

GSVC

59%

NMFC

93%

WHF

81%

FSFR

70%

OHAI

59%

MRCC

92%

PFLT

80%

MCC

70%

MVC

52%

BKCC

90%

GLAD

79%

ACAS

68%

Average

81%

SUNS

90%

ABDC

78%

PSEC

68%

Median

79%

 

 

 

 

 

Here are 50 BDC's based on dividend yield:

 

 

 

BDC

Div. Yield 

BDC

Div. Yield 

BDC

Div. Yield 

BDC

Div. Yield 

TICC

19.73%

TCRD

12.29%

FDUS

11.13%

GSBD

9.31%

PNNT

18.04%

OFS

12.07%

MRCC

10.71%

SUNS

9.20%

FULL

17.21%

OHAI

12.03%

FSFR

10.68%

BKCC

8.77%

BDCV

16.57%

TPVG

11.98%

NMFC

10.62%

GBDC

7.64%

CPTA

15.84%

WHF

11.83%

ARCC

10.56%

MVC

7.46%

MCC

15.69%

ACSF

11.82%

PFLT

10.17%

MAIN

7.33%

AINV

15.33%

GLAD

11.76%

TCPC

10.11%

CSWC

0.00%

KCAP

14.78%

HCAP

11.65%

HTGC

10.06%

TINY

0.00%

PSEC

14.37%

ABDC

11.62%

FSIC

9.78%

RAND

0.00%

TAXI

14.22%

HRZN

11.61%

SLRC

9.58%

ACAS

0.00%

SCM

13.89%

FSC

11.43%

TSLX

9.45%

GSVC

0.00%

NEWT

13.80%

TCAP

11.37%

GAIN

9.42%

Average

10.74%

CMFN

13.68%

GARS

11.24%

SAR

9.40%

Median

11.31%

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: BDCInvestor.com Note: This is a useful site for getting quick overviews of BDC's. Downside is that you have to register, which is free. You will get some promo emails for other products but just unsubscribe.)

 

 

 

Capital: As of 9/30/2015, OFS had finally maxed out the SBA debentures at $150 million. These notes are fixed at 3.18% and do not begin to mature until 2022. Also, SBA debt does not count towards the asset coverage ratio test for BDC's, so the company can add more leverage without having to raise equity. As of 9/30/2015, the company had $42 million in cash and could sell $24 million invested in a senior club loan portfolio that could be redeployed into higher yielding assets. Equity is $140 million, supporting $296 million of assets. There are 9.7 million shares outstanding, for a market cap of $107 million.

 

 

 

Fee Structure: OFS is externally managed, and as such has fees. There are three fees. One is the base 1.75% annual management fee. Next, the pre-incentive fee is 0% for net income up to 2% for the quarter, 100% from 2.0% to 2.5%, and then 20% above 2.5%. Finally, there is the capital gains fee, which is best summed up from the 10-K:

 

 

 

"The second part of the incentive fee (the “Capital Gains Fee”) is determined and payable in arrears as of the end of each calendar year (or upon termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement, as of the termination date) and is calculated at the end of each applicable year by subtracting (a) the sum of our cumulative aggregate realized capital losses and our aggregate unrealized capital depreciation from (b) our cumulative aggregate realized capital gains. If such amount is positive at the end of such year, then the Capital Gains Fee for such year is equal to 20.0% of such amount, less the aggregate amount of Capital Gains Fees paid in all prior years. If such amount is negative, then there is no Capital Gains Fee for such year. The Company accrues the Capital Gains Fee if, on a cumulative basis, the sum of net realized capital gains and (losses) plus net unrealized appreciation and (depreciation) is positive."

 

 

 

I like that the capital gains fee is cumulative, includes unrealized losses but not unrealized gains, and is paid annually. I also like that the external manager owns 30% of the shares. On the positive side, this aligns the interests of the manager with shareholders. Downside is that it raises the hurdle in changing the manager.  

 

 

 

Investment Portfolio: As of 9/30/2015, the portfolio consisted of 61% senior loans, 29% subordinated debt and 10% equity. Total investments were $247 million. The company had focused more on senior liens but sold a $67 million of loans to Madison Capital Funding in May 2015. OFS used the proceeds to repay a revolving debt facility with Wells Fargo. The goal was to invest in higher yielding securities. In a way, this has worked out well because it has dry powder to deploy into a market on better terms. The company has avoided investing in oil and gas, focusing on services, healthcare and a variety of other businesses. Also, 56% of the loans are floating rate, and will benefit from rising interest rates. Non-accruals consisted of two loans for $1.2 million or about 0.5% of investments.

 

 

 

Institutional Ownership: Earlier this year, the only 13 filer was UBS, which has subsequently, and significantly, reduced its position. Total institutional ownership as of 9/30/2015 is a scant 15% of shares outstanding. So, good news is that it is not a hedge fund hotel!

 

 

 

Opportunity: The catalyst here is for the company to continue originating loans and start leveraging up. The average yield on the debt portfolio was 11.8% at the end of the last quarter. So what are the possibilities? Let's start by assuming OFS puts $30 million into new investments. I will assume $12 million is kept for running the business and a similar investment mix. $30 mm X .9 loans X .118 = $3.2 mm or $0.33/sh. If that gets added to the dividend, and the stock yields the same 12.1%, the stock price would be about 25% higher, on top of the dividend. Now suppose the company gets to 60% leverage (excluding SBA debt) with a 5% spread. That would be $141.7 mm X .6 X .9 X .05 = $3.8 mm or $0.38/sh. Combining both translates into a share price 53% higher, plus dividends, and additional gains if the yield reverts to the average BDC.

 

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I and/or others I advise hold a material investment in the issuer's securities.

Catalyst

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