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FS KKR Capital Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

Declares First Quarter 2024 Distribution of $0.70 per share, Which When Combined with the Company's Previously Declared $0.05 per share Special Distribution, Results in a Total First Quarter Distribution of $0.75 per share

PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- FS KKR Capital Corp. (NYSE: FSK), or the Company, today announced its financial and operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2023, and that its board of directors has declared a first quarter 2024 distribution of $0.70 per share, which when combined with the Company's previously declared $0.05 per share special distribution, results in a total first quarter distribution of $0.75 per share.

Financial and Operating Highlights for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2023(1)

  • Net investment income of $0.71 per share, compared to $0.84 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2023

    • Adjusted net investment income(2) of $0.75 per share, compared to $0.80 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2023

  • Net asset value of $24.46 per share, compared to $24.89 per share as of September 30, 2023 and $24.89 per share as of December 31, 2022

  • Total net realized and unrealized loss of $0.39 per share, compared to a total net realized and unrealized gain of $0.11 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2023

    • Adjusted net realized and unrealized loss(2) of $0.36 per share, compared to adjusted net realized and unrealized gain of $0.14 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2023

  • Earnings per Share of $0.32, compared to Earnings per Share of $0.95 for the quarter ended September 30, 2023

  • Total purchases of $680 million versus $664 million of sales and repayments, including $146 million of sales to its joint venture Credit Opportunities Partners JV, LLC

  • Net debt to equity ratio(3) as December 31, 2023 was 113%, compared to 110% as of September 30, 2023

  • Paid cash distributions to stockholders totaling $0.75 per share(4)

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Financial and Operating Highlights for the Year Ended December 31, 2023(1)

  • Net investment income of $3.18 per share, compared to $3.05 per share for the year ended December 31, 2022

    • Adjusted net investment income(2) of $3.11 per share, compared to $2.93 per share for the year ended December 31, 2022

  • Total net realized and unrealized loss of $0.70 per share, compared to a total net realized and unrealized loss of $2.73 per share for the year ended December 31, 2022

    • Adjusted net realized and unrealized loss(2) of $0.56 per share, compared to adjusted net realized and unrealized loss of $2.54 per share for the year ended December 31, 2022

  • Paid cash distributions to stockholders totaling $2.95 per share(4)

"2023 was another successful year for FSK as we generated an annual return on equity of 10% and provided shareholders with $2.95 per share of total distributions," said Michael C. Forman, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman. "These solid results reflect the portfolio rotation work we have accomplished over the last few years. Focusing on 2024, we expect to see an increase in private market transaction activity and FSK currently expects distributions to total a minimum of $2.90 per share. While a few of our portfolio companies experienced challenges during the quarter primarily relating to inflationary pressures and the higher interest rate environment, we believe KKR's experienced workout team is well prepared to handle these investments and generate a positive outcome."

Declaration of Distribution for First Quarter 2024

FSK's board of directors has declared a cash distribution for the first quarter of $0.70 per share, consisting of a base distribution of $0.64 per share and a supplemental distribution of $0.06 per share, which will be paid on or about April 2, 2024 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 13, 2024. FSK's board of directors previously declared special distributions totaling $0.10 per share to be paid in two equal installments during 2024. The first $0.05 per share special distribution will be paid on or about February 28, 2024 to stockholders of record as of February 14, 2024. The second $0.05 per share special distribution will be paid on or about May 29, 2024 to stockholders of record as of May 15, 2024.

Portfolio Highlights as of December 31, 2023

  • Total fair value of investments was $14.6 billion of which 66% was invested in senior secured securities.

  • Weighted average annual yield on accruing debt investments(5) was 12.7%, compared to 12.7% as of September 30, 2023. Excluding the impact of merger accounting, weighted average annual yield on accruing debt investments was 12.2%, compared to 12.2% as of September 30, 2023.

  • Weighted average annual yield on all debt investments(5) was 11.2%, compared to 11.9% as of September 30, 2023. Excluding the impact of merger accounting, weighted average annual yield on all debt investments was 10.7%, compared to 11.3% as of September 30, 2023.

  • Exposure to the top ten largest portfolio companies by fair value was 19%, compared to 20% as of September 30, 2023.

  • As of December 31, 2023, investments on non-accrual status represented 5.5% and 8.9% of the total investment portfolio at fair value and amortized cost, respectively, compared to 2.4% and 4.8% as of September 30, 2023.

Portfolio Data

As of December 31, 2023

As of September 30, 2023



Total fair value of investments

$14,649

$14,666


Asset Class (based on fair value)




   Senior Secured Loans — First Lien

58.2 %

59.8 %


   Senior Secured Loans — Second Lien

7.5 %

7.5 %


   Other Senior Secured Debt

0.7 %

0.9 %


   Subordinated Debt

2.2 %

2.0 %


   Asset Based Finance

14.2 %

11.8 %


   Credit Opportunities Partners JV, LLC

9.5 %

9.6 %


   Equity/Other

7.7 %

8.4 %


Interest Rate Type (based on fair value)




   % Variable Rate Debt Investments

66.0 %

68.6 %


   % Fixed Rate Debt Investments

7.9 %

8.9 %


   % Other Income Producing Investments

15.2 %

15.6 %


   % Non-Income Producing Investments(7)

5.4 %

4.5 %


   % of Investments on Non-Accrual(6)

5.5 %

2.4 %


 

Leverage and Liquidity as of December 31, 2023

  • Net debt to equity ratio(3) of 113%, based on $8.2 billion in total debt outstanding, $231 million of cash and foreign currency and $246 million of net receivable for investments sold and repaid and stockholders' equity of $6.8 billion. FSK's weighted average effective interest rate (including the effect of non-usage fees) was 5.42%.

  • Cash and foreign currency of $231 million and availability under the Company's financing arrangements of $3.4 billion, subject to borrowing base and other limitations.

  • As of December 31, 2023, 63% of the Company's $8,223 million of total debt outstanding was in unsecured debt and 37% in secured debt.

Conference Call Information

FSK will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2023 results. All interested parties are welcome to participate and can access the live conference call by registering using the following URL: https://register.vevent.com/register/BI663dbca9cfed4412a7a519e4424faafe. Participants are requested to register a day in advance or at a minimum 15 minutes before the start of the call. Once registered, they will receive the dial-in numbers and their unique PIN number. When they dial in, they will input their PIN and be placed into the call. The conference call will also be webcast, which can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of FSK's website at www.fskkradvisor.com under Events.

A replay of the call will be available shortly after the end of the call by visiting the Investor Relations section of FSK's website under Events or by using the following URL: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/h5cgrv26/

Supplemental Information

An investor presentation containing financial and operating information will be made available prior to the call in the Investor Relations section of FSK's website at www.fskkradvisor.com under Earnings presentations.

About FS KKR Capital Corp.

FSK is a leading publicly traded business development company (BDC) focused on providing customized credit solutions to private middle market U.S. companies. FSK seeks to invest primarily in the senior secured debt and, to a lesser extent, the subordinated debt of private middle market companies. FSK is advised by FS/KKR Advisor, LLC. For more information, please visit www.fskkradvisor.com.

About FS/KKR Advisor, LLC

FS/KKR Advisor, LLC (FS/KKR) is a partnership between FS Investments and KKR Credit that serves as the investment adviser to FSK and other business development companies.

FS Investments is a global alternative asset manager dedicated to delivering superior performance and innovative investment and capital solutions. The firm manages over $79 billion in assets for a wide range of clients, including institutional investors, financial professionals and individual investors. FS Investments provides access to a broad suite of alternative asset classes and strategies through its best-in-class investment teams and partners. With its diversified platform and flexible capital solutions, the firm is a valued partner to general partners, asset owners and portfolio companies. FS Investments is grounded in its high-performance culture and guided by its commitment to building value for its clients, investing in its colleagues and giving back to its communities. The firm has more than 500 employees across offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia and is headquartered in Philadelphia.

KKR Credit is a subsidiary of KKR & Co. Inc., a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, credit and real assets, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

Forward-Looking Statements and Important Disclosure Notice

This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to future events or future performance or operations of FSK. 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 FSK's operations or the economy generally due to terrorism, geo-political risks, natural disasters or pandemics such as COVID-19, future changes in laws or regulations and conditions in FSK's operating area and the price at which shares of FSK's common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Some of these factors are enumerated in the filings FSK makes with the SEC. FSK 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 FSK. The information contained in this press release is summary information that is intended to be considered in the context of FSK's SEC filings and other public announcements that FSK may make, by press release or otherwise, from time to time. FSK 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 FSK, or information about the market, as indicative of FSK's future results.

Other Information

The information in this press release is summary information only and should be read in conjunction with FSK's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, which FSK filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on February 26, 2024, as well as FSK's other reports filed with the SEC. A copy of FSK's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 and FSK's other reports filed with the SEC can be found on FSK's website at www.fskkradvisor.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

Certain Information About Distributions

The determination of the tax attributes of FSK'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. FSK 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 FSK'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.

FSK may fund its cash distributions to stockholders from any sources of funds legally available to it, including net investment income from operations, capital gains proceeds from the sale of assets, non-capital gains proceeds from the sale of assets, dividends or other distributions paid to it on account of preferred and common equity investments in portfolio companies, proceeds from the sale of shares of FSK's common stock and borrowings. FSK has not established limits on the amount of funds it may use from available sources to make distributions. There can be no assurance that FSK will be able to pay distributions at a specific rate or at all.

Contact Information:

Investor Relations Contact

Robert Paun
Robert.Paun@fsinvestments.com

FS Investments Media Team

Melanie Hemmert
Melanie.Hemmert@fsinvestments.com

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in millions, except share and per share amounts)






Year Ended December 31,



2023


2022


2021

Investment income







From non-controlled/unaffiliated investments:







Interest income


$             1,183


$             1,020


$                641

Paid-in-kind interest income


108


72


52

Fee income


30


74


88

Dividend and other income


14


50


30

From non-controlled/affiliated investments:







Interest income


25


28


21

Paid-in-kind interest income


39


48


19

Fee income


1


6


2

Dividend and other income


28


7


From controlled/affiliated investments:







Interest income


87


58


25

Paid-in-kind interest income


45


43


36

Fee income


4



1

Dividend and other income


266


229


166

     Total investment income


1,830


1,635


1,081








Operating expenses







Management fees


226


245


173

Subordinated income incentive fees


181


159


77

Administrative services expenses


12


15


12

Accounting and administrative fees


4


5


3

Interest expense


467


365


231

Other general and administrative expenses


26


22


19

     Total operating expenses


916


811


515

     Incentive fee waiver



(60)


(30)

     Net expenses


916


751


485

Net investment income before taxes


914


884


596

Excise taxes


22


19


12

Net investment income


892


865


584








Realized and unrealized gain/loss







Net realized gain (loss) on investments:







Non-controlled/unaffiliated investments


(147)


136


28

Non-controlled/affiliated investments


(21)


84


192

Controlled/affiliated investments


(175)


(71)


(49)

Net realized gain (loss) on foreign currency forward contracts


8


10


0

Net realized gain (loss) on foreign currency


12


23


(7)

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments:







Non-controlled/unaffiliated investments


30


(679)


478

Non-controlled/affiliated investments


9


(131)


94

Controlled/affiliated investments


127


(171)


156

Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on foreign currency forward
     contracts


(15)


16


12

Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency


(21)


15


30

Total net realized and unrealized gain (loss)


(193)


(768)


934

Provision for taxes on realized and unrealized gains on investments


(3)


(5)


Realized loss on extinguishment of debt




(3)

Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations


$                696


$                  92


$             1,515








Per share information—basic and diluted







Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations (Earnings per Share)


$               2.48


$               0.32


$               7.16

Weighted average shares outstanding


280,276,768


283,508,494


211,670,361

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions, except share and per share amounts)






December 31,



2023


2022

Assets





Investments, at fair value





Non-controlled/unaffiliated investments (amortized cost—$11,078 and 12,566, respectively)


$               10,568


$               12,026

Non-controlled/affiliated investments (amortized cost—$868 and $575, respectively)


745


443

Controlled/affiliated investments (amortized cost—$3,474 and $3,173, respectively)


3,336


2,908

Total investments, at fair value (amortized cost—$15,420 and $16,314, respectively)


14,649


15,377

Cash


223


248

Foreign currency, at fair value (cost—$8 and $3, respectively)


8


3

Receivable for investments sold and repaid


246


212

Income receivable


290


227

Unrealized appreciation on foreign currency forward contracts


13


25

Deferred financing costs


32


23

Prepaid expenses and other assets


8


9

       Total assets


$               15,469


$               16,124






Liabilities





Payable for investments purchased


$                      —


$                      14

Debt (net of deferred financing costs and discount of $36 and $37, respectively)


8,187


8,694

Unrealized depreciation on foreign currency forward contracts


4


1

Stockholder distributions payable


196


192

Management and investment adviser fees payable


56


59

Subordinated income incentive fees payable


41


27

Administrative services expense payable


5


6

Interest payable


98


90

Other accrued expenses and liabilities


33


29

       Total liabilities


8,620


9,112

Commitments and contingencies










Stockholders' equity





Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding



Common stock, $0.001 par value, 750,000,000 shares authorized, 280,066,433 and 281,731,750 shares
      issued and outstanding, respectively


0


0

Capital in excess of par value


9,437


9,610

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)


(2,588)


(2,598)

       Total stockholders' equity


6,849


7,012

       Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$               15,469


$               16,124

Net asset value per share of common stock at year end


$                 24.46


$                 24.89

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains certain financial measures that have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). FSK uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing financial results and believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing results and trends and in comparing FSK's financial results with other BDCs.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures, and should be read only in conjunction with FSK's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in this press release, and investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures(1)




Three Months Ended


December 31, 2023


September 30, 2023

GAAP net investment income per share

$0.71


$0.84

Accretion resulting from merger accounting

($0.03)


($0.04)

Excise Taxes

$0.07


Adjusted net investment income per share(2)

$0.75


$0.80

GAAP Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) per share

($0.39)


$0.11

Unrealized appreciation from merger accounting

$0.03


$0.04

Adjusted net realized and unrealized gain(2)

($0.36)


$0.14

 


Year Ended


December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022

GAAP net investment income per share

$3.18


$3.05

Accretion resulting from merger accounting

($0.14)


($0.19)

Excise Taxes

$0.07


$0.07

Adjusted net investment income per share(2)

$3.11


$2.93

GAAP Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) per share

($0.70)


($2.73)

Unrealized appreciation from merger accounting

$0.14


$0.19

Adjusted net realized and unrealized gain(2)

($0.56)


($2.54)





1)

Per share data was derived by using the weighted average shares of FSK's common stock outstanding during the applicable period. Per share numbers may not sum due to rounding.

2)

Adjusted net investment income is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted net investment income is presented for all periods as GAAP net investment income excluding (i) the accrual for the capital gains incentive fee for realized and unrealized gains; (ii) excise taxes (iii) the impact of accretion resulting from merger accounting; and (iv) certain non-recurring operating expenses that are one-time in nature and are not representative of ongoing operating expenses incurred during FSK's normal course of business. FSK uses this non-GAAP financial measure internally in analyzing financial results and believes that the use of this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing results and trends and in comparing its financial results with other business development companies. Adjusted net realized and unrealized gain is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted net realized and unrealized gain is presented for all periods as GAAP realized and unrealized gains to exclude the impact of the merger accounting. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP net investment income to adjusted net investment income and GAAP net realized and unrealized gain to adjusted net realized and unrealized gain can be found above.

3)

Net debt to equity ratio is debt outstanding, net of cash and foreign currency and net payable/receivable for investments purchased/sold and repaid, divided by net assets.

4)

The per share data for distributions reflects the amount of distributions paid per share of our common stock to stockholders of record during each applicable period.

5)

See FSK's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 for important information, including information related to the calculation and definition of weighted average annual yield on accruing debt investments, weighted average annual yield on all debt investments, variable rate debt investments, fixed rate debt investments, other income producing investments and non-income producing investments.

6)

Interest income is recorded on an accrual basis. See FSK's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 for a description of FSK's revenue recognition policy.

7)

Does not include investments on non-accrual status.

 

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