FS Investment Corporation (NYSE: FSIC), a publicly traded business development company focused on providing customized credit solutions to private middle market U.S. companies, announced its operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, and announced that its board of directors has declared its first quarter 2017 regular distribution.
“FSIC’s focus on long-term performance, the strength of its investment portfolio and the scale of its direct lending platform helped to deliver strong total returns for our stockholders in the fourth quarter and full-year 2016,” said Michael C. Forman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FSIC. “The backdrop of tight credit markets necessitated a conservative approach during the fourth quarter. As a result, we focused on investing in senior secured first-lien loans, consistent with FSIC’s commitment to being judicious stewards of stockholders’ capital.”
Conference Call Information
FSIC will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, March 2, 2017, to discuss its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016 financial results. All interested parties are welcome to participate. You can access the conference call by dialing (877) 443-2408 and using the conference ID 54415232 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call. The conference call will also be webcast, which can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of FSIC’s website at www.fsinvestmentcorp.com under Presentations and Reports.
A replay of the call will be available for a period of 30 days following the call by visiting the Investor Relations section of FSIC’s website at www.fsinvestmentcorp.com under Presentations and Reports.
An investor presentation of financial information will be made available prior to the call in the Investor Relations section of FSIC’s website at www.fsinvestmentcorp.com under Presentations and Reports.
About FS Investment Corporation
FS Investment Corporation (NYSE: FSIC) is a publicly traded business development company (“BDC”) focused on providing customized credit solutions to private middle market U.S. companies. FSIC seeks to invest primarily in the senior secured debt and, to a lesser extent, the subordinated debt of private middle market companies to achieve the best risk-adjusted returns for its investors. In connection with its debt investments, FSIC may receive equity interests such as warrants or options.
FSIC is advised by FB Income Advisor, LLC, an affiliate of FS Investments, and is sub-advised by GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC, an affiliate of GSO Capital Partners (“GSO”). GSO, with approximately $93.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016, is the credit platform of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading managers of alternative investments. For more information, please visit www.fsinvestmentcorp.com.
About FS Investments
FS Investments is a leading asset manager dedicated to helping individuals, financial professionals and institutions design better portfolios. The firm creates access to alternative sources of income and growth through funds managed in partnership with top institutional investment advisers. It focuses on setting industry standards for investor protection, education and transparency.
FS Investments was founded in 2007 as Franklin Square Capital Partners. It is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Orlando and Washington, DC. The firm currently manages six funds with over $19 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. Its affiliated broker-dealer, FS Investment Solutions, LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), distributes its offerings.
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Forward-Looking Statements and Important Disclosure Notice
This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to future events or the future performance or operations of FSIC. Words such as “believes,” “expects,” “projects,” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include changes in the economy, risks associated with possible disruption in FSIC’s operations or the economy generally due to terrorism or natural disasters, future changes in laws or regulations and conditions in FSIC’s operating area, and the price at which shares of FSIC’s common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Some of these factors are enumerated in the filings FSIC makes with the SEC. FSIC undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
The press release above contains summaries of certain financial and statistical information about FSIC. The information contained in this press release is summary information that is intended to be considered in the context of FSIC’s SEC filings and other public announcements that FSIC may make, by press release or otherwise, from time to time. FSIC undertakes no duty or obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release. In addition, information related to past performance, while helpful as an evaluative tool, is not necessarily indicative of future results, the achievement of which cannot be assured. Investors should not view the past performance of FSIC, or information about the market, as indicative of FSIC’s future results.
Individual investors and endowments may have different investment horizons, liquidity needs and risk tolerances. In addition, fees that may be incurred by an investor in a fund sponsored by FS Investments may be different than fees incurred by an endowment investing in similar assets as those in which the funds invest.
The information in this press release is summary information only and should be read in conjunction with FSIC’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, which FSIC filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 1, 2016, as well as FSIC’s other reports filed with the SEC. A copy of FSIC’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and FSIC’s other reports filed with the SEC can be found on FSIC’s website at www.fsinvestmentcorp.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Certain Information About Distributions
The determination of the tax attributes of FSIC’s distributions is made annually as of the end of its fiscal year based upon its taxable income and distributions paid, in each case, for the full year. Therefore, a determination as to the tax attributes of the distributions made on a quarterly basis may not be representative of the actual tax attributes for a full year. FSIC intends to update stockholders quarterly with an estimated percentage of its distributions that resulted from taxable ordinary income. The actual tax characteristics of distributions to stockholders will be reported to stockholders annually on Form 1099-DIV.
The timing and amount of any future distributions on FSIC’s shares of common stock are subject to applicable legal restrictions and the sole discretion of its board of directors. There can be no assurance as to the amount or timing of any such future distributions.
FSIC may fund its cash distributions to stockholders from any sources of funds legally available to it, including proceeds from the sale of shares of FSIC’s common stock, borrowings, net investment income from operations, capital gains proceeds from the sale of assets, non-capital gains proceeds from the sale of assets and dividends or other distributions paid to it on account of preferred and common equity investments in portfolio companies. FSIC has not established limits on the amount of funds it may use from available sources to make distributions. There can be no assurance that FSIC will be able to pay distributions at a specific rate or at all.
FS Investments Media Team