NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Company" or "Prospect") today announced financial results for our second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012.
For the December 2012 quarter, our net investment income ("NII") was $99.2 million or $0.51 per weighted average number of shares for the quarter. For the December 2011 quarter, our NII was $36.5 million or $0.33 per weighted average number of shares for the quarter. NII increased year-over-year by 172% and 55% on a dollars and per share basis, respectively.
For the six months ended December 2012, our NII was $173.2 million or $0.97 per weighted average number of shares for the period. For the six months ended December 31, 2011, our NII was $64.4 million or $0.59 per weighted average number of shares for the period.
Our net asset value per share on December 31, 2012 stood at $10.81 per share, an increase of $0.12 per share from December 31, 2011. Our debt to equity ratio stood at 47.8% (29.2% after subtraction of cash and cash equivalents) as of December 31, 2012. We estimate that our net investment income for the current March 2013 quarter will be $0.27 to $0.31 per share.
We have previously announced our upcoming cash distributions, our 55th, 56th, and 57th consecutive cash distributions to shareholders, as follows:
•$0.110050 per share for February 2013 (record date of February 28, 2013 and payment date of March 21, 2013);
•$0.110075 per share for March 2013 (record date of March 29, 2013 and payment date of April 18, 2013); and
•$0.110100 per share for April 2013 (record date of April 30, 2013 and payment date of May 23, 2013).
We have generated cumulative NII in excess of cumulative distributions to shareholders in the current fiscal year to date, in the prior fiscal year, and since Prospect's initial public offering nine years ago.
Our NII per weighted average share exceeded our cash distributions per share in each of the last five quarters. Depending on future distributions to shareholders, spillback dividend classifications, differences between NII and investment company taxable income, and other factors, we may retain significantly all or a portion of realizations and reinvest them in additional income-producing investments.
Since our IPO nine years ago through our April 2013 distribution, assuming our current share count for upcoming distributions, we will have distributed more than $11.05 per share to original shareholders and $675 million in cumulative distributions to all shareholders.
Net assets as of December 31, 2012: $2.327 billion
Net asset value per share as of December 31, 2012: $10.81
Second Fiscal Quarter Operating Results:
Net investment income: $99.22 million
Net investment income per share: $0.51
Dividends to shareholders per share: $0.313325
Fiscal Year to Date Operating Results:
Net investment income: $173.24 million
Net investment income per share: $0.97
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations: $93.74 million
Net increase in net assets per share resulting from operations: $0.52
Dividends to shareholders per share: $0.618125
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