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Apollo Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for Quarter and Year Ended March 31, 2013

May 23 2013 12:00AM

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NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/13 -- Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV)

Fiscal Fourth Quarter Highlights:

Net investment income per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $0.21, compared to $0.21 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012

Net asset value per share at March 31, 2013 was $8.27 compared to $8.14 at December 31, 2012

Declared a dividend of $0.20 per share for the first fiscal quarter of 2014

Invested $428 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2013, substantially driven by primary originations

Net investment activity was $199 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013

Aircraft operating subsidiary invested $135 million across three investments during the quarter ended March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year Highlights:

Net investment income per share for the year ended March 31, 2013 was $0.83, compared to $0.88 for the year ended March 31, 2012

Dividends paid to stockholders was $0.80 per share during the year ended March 31, 2013

Invested $1.5 billion during the year ended March 31, 2013

Net investment activity was $200 million for the year ended March 31, 2013

Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) or the "Company," or "Apollo Investment," today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Company's net investment income was $0.21 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 compared to $0.21 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The Company's net asset value ("NAV") was $8.27 per share as of March 31, 2013 up from $8.14 at December 31, 2012.

Additionally, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.20 per share for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, payable on July 5, 2013 to stockholders of record as of June 20, 2013. The specific tax characteristics of this dividend will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099 after the end of the calendar year.

Mr. James Zelter, Apollo Investment Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, said, "During fiscal year 2013, we successfully repositioned our investment portfolio, by significantly increasing the secured debt portion while maintaining the overall yield. Given the strong market conditions during the March quarter, we were selective investors and focused on sourcing investments directly. Looking ahead, we will continue to prudently invest capital while adhering to our underwriting standards, and we will also continue to look for opportunities to expand our specialist sourcing capabilities in areas with attractive risk adjusted returns."

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2013


Select Balance Sheet Data and Other Data ----------------- ----------------- March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012 ----------------- -----------------Total assets $ 2.94 billion $ 2.78 billionInvestment portfolio $ 2.85 billion $ 2.68 billionNet assets $ 1.68 billion $ 1.69 billionNet asset value per share $ 8.27 $ 8.55Number of portfolio companies 81 62Portfolio Activity ----------------- ----------------- Three months Twelve months ended ended March 31, 2013 March 31, 2013 ----------------- -----------------Investments made during the period $ 428 million $ 1,537 millionNumber of new portfolio companies invested 10 49Investments sold $ (98) million $ (717) million ----------------- -----------------Net activity before repaid investments $ 330 million $ 820 millionInvestments repaid $ (131) million $ (620) million ----------------- -----------------Net investment activity $ 199 million $ 200 millionNumber of portfolio company exits 2 31Operating Results ------------------ ------------------- Three months ended Twelve months ended March 31, 2013 March 31, 2013* ------------------ -------------------Net investment income (in thousands) $ 42,066 $ 168,430Net investment income per share $ 0.21 $ 0.83**Net realized and unrealized loss per share $ 0.12 $ (0.31)**Earnings (loss) per share - basic $ 0.32 $ 0.51**Earnings (loss) per share - diluted $ 0.31 $ 0.51*** Exclusive of non-recurring expenses related to refinancing of revolvingcredit facility. During the June 2012 quarter, the company recognized net$1.1 million in non-recurring expenses relating to the refinancing of itsrevolving credit facility.** Represents rounded numbers.




CONFERENCE CALL / WEBCAST AT 10:00 AM EDT ON MAY 23, 2013

The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. All interested parties are welcome to participate in the conference call by dialing (888) 802-8579 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call; international callers should dial (973) 633-6740. Participants should reference Apollo Investment Corporation or Conference ID # 52019739 when prompted. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis and can be accessed through the Event Calendar in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.apolloic.com. Following the call you may access a replay of the event either telephonically or via audio webcast. The telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the live call and through June 6, 2013 by dialing (800) 585-8367; international callers please dial (404) 537-3406, reference Conference ID # 52019739. A replay of the audio webcast will also be available later that same day. To access the audio webcast please visit the Event Calendar in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.apolloic.com.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

The Company provides a supplemental information package to offer more transparency into its financial results and make its reporting more informative and easier to follow. The supplemental package is available in the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.apolloic.com.

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, we invested $428 million across 10 new and 9 existing portfolio companies through a combination of primary and secondary market purchases. This compares to investing $147 million across 4 new and 7 existing portfolio companies for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Investments sold or repaid during the three months ended March 31, 2013 totaled $229 million versus $340 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

During our fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, we invested $1.5 billion across 49 new and 36 existing portfolio companies through a combination of primary and secondary market purchases. This compares to $1.5 billion across 21 new and 18 existing portfolio companies for the previous fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. Investments sold or repaid during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 totaled $1.3 billion versus $1.6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. The weighted average yields on our secured loan portfolio, unsecured debt portfolio and total debt portfolio as of March 31, 2013 at our current cost basis were 11.2%, 12.7% and 11.9%, respectively. At March 31, 2012, the yields were 10.2%, 12.7% and 11.9%, respectively.

Our targeted investment size typically ranges between $20 million and $250 million, although this investment size may vary proportionately as the size of our available capital base changes. At March 31, 2013, our net portfolio consisted of 81 portfolio companies and was invested 44% in secured debt, 43% in unsecured debt, 7% in structured products, 0% in preferred equity and 6% in common equity and warrants measured at fair value versus 62 portfolio companies invested 32% in secured debt, 57% in unsecured debt, 3% in structured products, 1% in preferred equity and 7% in common equity and warrants at March 31, 2012.

Since the initial public offering of Apollo Investment in April 2004 and through March 31, 2013, invested capital totaled $10.3 billion in 215 portfolio companies. Over the same period, Apollo Investment completed transactions with more than 100 different financial sponsors.

At March 31, 2013, 64% or $1.6 billion of our income-bearing investment portfolio is fixed rate debt and 36% or $0.9 billion is floating rate debt, measured at fair value. On a cost basis, 65% or $1.6 billion of our income-bearing investment portfolio is fixed rate debt and 35% or $0.9 billion is floating rate debt. At March 31, 2012, 67% or $1.6 billion of our income-bearing investment portfolio was fixed rate debt and 33% or $0.8 billion was floating rate debt. On a cost basis, 65% or $1.7 billion of our income-bearing investment portfolio was fixed rate debt and 35% or $0.9 billion was floating rate debt.


APOLLO INVESTMENT CORPORATION STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (in thousands, except per share amounts) March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012 -------------- --------------AssetsNon-controlled/non-affiliated investments, at value (cost - $2,550,091 and $2,642,702, respectively) $ 2,414,307 $ 2,490,672Controlled investments, at value (cost - $469,210 and $208,882, respectively) 436,092 186,408Cash 3,902 1,665Foreign currency (cost - $2,293 and $1,013, respectively) 2,295 1,013Receivable for investments sold 5,713 19,606Interest receivable 51,990 54,409Dividends receivable 2,703 2,898Deferred financing costs 26,990 17,309Prepaid expenses and other assets 320 1,283 -------------- -------------- Total assets $ 2,944,312 $ 2,775,263 -------------- --------------LiabilitiesDebt $ 1,156,067 $ 1,009,337Payable for investments purchased 26,021 -Dividends payable 40,578 39,409Management and performance-based incentive fees payable 26,509 24,402Interest payable 12,012 10,102Accrued administrative expenses 2,219 3,420Other liabilities and accrued expenses 3,517 3,362 -------------- -------------- Total liabilities $ 1,266,923 $ 1,090,032 -------------- --------------Net AssetsCommon stock, par value $.001 per share, 400,000 and 400,000 common shares authorized, respectively, and 202,891 and 197,043 issued and outstanding, respectively $ 203 $ 197Paid-in capital in excess of par 2,933,636 2,886,327Over-distributed net investment income (44,183) (34,896)Accumulated net realized loss (1,053,080) (995,426)Net unrealized depreciation (159,187) (170,971) -------------- -------------- Total net assets $ 1,677,389 $ 1,685,231 -------------- -------------- Total liabilities and net assets $ 2,944,312 $ 2,775,263 -------------- --------------Net asset value per share $ 8.27 $ 8.55 -------------- -------------- APOLLO INVESTMENT CORPORATION STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share amounts) Year Ended March 31, ------------------------------------- 2013 2012 2011 ----------- ----------- -----------INVESTMENT INCOME:From non-controlled/non-affiliated investments: Interest $ 287,032 $ 313,992 $ 316,183 Dividends 4,813 6,998 4,713 Other income 16,532 18,505 15,143From non-controlled/affiliated investments: Interest - 899 10,296From controlled investments: Interest 9,173 3,746 - Dividends 14,247 13,444 12,334 Other income 197 - 110 ----------- ----------- ----------- Total Investment Income $ 331,994 $ 357,584 $ 358,779 ----------- ----------- -----------EXPENSES: Management fees $ 54,115 $ 60,321 $ 59,831 Performance-based incentive fees 39,961 39,651 47,793 Interest and other debt expenses 58,200 66,360 48,025 Administrative services expense 4,389 5,387 5,529 Other general and administrative expenses 7,969 13,123 6,429 ----------- ----------- ----------- Total expenses 164,634 184,842 167,607 ----------- ----------- ----------- Net investment income $ 167,360 $ 172,742 $ 191,172 ----------- ----------- -----------REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND FOREIGN CURRENCIES: Net realized loss: Investments and cash equivalents $ (75,644) $ (340,915) $ (144,350) Foreign currencies 971 (528) (7,667) ----------- ----------- ----------- Net realized loss (74,673) (341,443) (152,017) ----------- ----------- ----------- Net change in unrealized depreciation/appreciation: Investments and cash equivalents 5,604 74,233 140,227 Foreign currencies 6,180 8,204 1,030 ----------- ----------- ----------- Net change in unrealized depreciation/appreciation 11,784 82,437 141,257 ----------- ----------- ----------- Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) from investments, cash equivalents and foreign currencies (62,889) (259,006) (10,760) ----------- ----------- -----------NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS $ 104,471 $ (86,264) $ 180,412 ----------- ----------- -----------EARNINGS GAIN (LOSS) PER SHARE - BASIC $ 0.51 $ (0.44) $ 0.93 ----------- ----------- -----------EARNINGS GAIN (LOSS) PER SHARE - DILUTED $ 0.51 $ (0.44) $ 0.93 ----------- ----------- -----------Note: For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, approximately $2.3 million of investment income previously classified as investment income from controlled investments was reclassified to investment income from non- controlled/non-affiliated investments. APOLLO INVESTMENT CORPORATION STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited) (in thousands, except per share amounts) Three months ended ---------------------------------- March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012 ---------------- ----------------INVESTMENT INCOME:From non-controlled/non-affiliated investments: Interest $ 71,127 $ 75,728 Dividends 132 1,588 Other income 2,955 1,744From non-controlled/affiliated investments: Interest - -From controlled investments: Interest 4,556 1,181 Dividends 5,693 4,955 Other income 154 - ---------------- ---------------- Total investment income $ 84,617 $ 85,196EXPENSES: Management fees $ 13,769 $ 14,150 Performance-based incentive fees 10,042 10,253 Interest and other debt expenses 15,443 16,138 Administrative services expense 1,752 1,500 Other general and administrative expenses 1,545 2,145 ---------------- ---------------- Total expenses 42,551 44,186 ---------------- ---------------- Net investment income $ 42,066 $ 41,010 ---------------- ----------------REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND FOREIGN CURRENCIES: Net realized gain (loss): Investments and cash equivalents $ (6,264) $ (294) Foreign currencies 303 (21) ---------------- ---------------- Net realized loss (5,961) (315) ---------------- ---------------- Net change in unrealized depreciation/appreciation: Investments and cash equivalents 20,030 81,697 Foreign currencies 9,686 (5,159) ---------------- ---------------- Net change in unrealized depreciation/appreciation 29,716 76,538 ---------------- ---------------- Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) from investments, cash equivalents and foreign currencies 23,755 76,223 ---------------- ----------------NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS $ 65,821 $ 117,233EARNINGS GAIN (LOSS) PER SHARE - BASIC $ 0.32 $ 0.60 ---------------- ----------------EARNINGS GAIN (LOSS) PER SHARE - DILUTED $ 0.31 $ 0.57 ---------------- ----------------




About Apollo Investment Corporation

Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company provides private debt market solutions to middle market companies in the form of senior secured, mezzanine and asset based loans and may also acquire equity interests. The Company seeks to provide private financing solutions for private companies that do not have access to the more traditional providers of credit. Apollo Investment Corporation is managed by Apollo Investment Management, L.P., an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative investment manager. For more information, please visit http://www.apolloic.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, statements as to our future operating results; our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies; the impact of investments that we expect to make; the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest; the ability of our portfolio companies to achieve their objectives; our expected financings and investments; the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; and the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies.

We may use words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "will," "should," "may" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations. Statements regarding the following subjects, among others, may be forward-looking: the return on equity; the yield on investments; the ability to borrow to finance assets; new strategic initiatives; the ability to reposition the investment portfolio; the market outlook; future investment activity; and risks associated with investing in real estate assets, including changes in business conditions and the general economy. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements unless required by law.



Contact
Elizabeth Besen
Investor Relations Manager
Apollo Investment Corporation
(212) 822-0625
ebesen@apollolp.com





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