GSV Capital Corp. Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GSV Capital Corp. (“GSV Capital” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:GSVC) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.  Net assets totaled approximately $212.5 million, or $10.75 per share, at March 31, 2019, as compared to $9.89 per share at December 31, 2018 and $9.99 per share at March 31, 2018.

“As our portfolio companies gain scale, they are increasingly attracting the attention of private investors,” said Mark Klein, President and Chief Executive Officer of GSV Capital. “We expect this trend to continue and to contribute to the growth of our Net Asset Value.”

“Looking ahead, GSV Capital is well positioned to execute against its disciplined growth investment strategy, and we will continue to be opportunistic and disciplined with our current cash and liquid assets,” Klein continued.

Investment Portfolio as of March 31, 2019
At March 31, 2019, GSV Capital held positions in 26 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of approximately $213.6 million.  As a result of the Company’s continued strategy to increase the size of its investments in individual portfolio companies, GSV Capital’s investment portfolio has consolidated around its top positions. The Company’s top five portfolio company investments accounted for approximately 57% of the total portfolio at fair value as of March 31, 2019 and for approximately 90% of GSV Capital’s market capitalization at May 7, 2019.

Top Five Investments at March 31, 2019

$ in millionsFair Value % of Total
Portfolio
Palantir Technologies, Inc.$30.1 14.1%
Coursera, Inc. 28.7 13.4 
Lyft, Inc. 22.1 10.3 
Spotify Technologies S.A. 20.9 9.8 
Course Hero, Inc. 20.6 9.6 
Total (rounded)$122.4 57.3%
      

First Quarter 2019 Portfolio Investment Activity

During the quarter ended March 31, 2019, GSV Capital made the following new investments:

Portfolio Company Investment Transaction
Date
 Gross
Payments

(in millions)
Neutron Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a Lime) Preferred Shares, Series D 1/25/2019   $10.0 

During the quarter ended March 31, 2019, GSV Capital exited investments in the following portfolio companies:

Portfolio Company Shares Sold Average
Net Share
Price (1)
 Net Proceeds
(in millions)
 Realized
Gain/(Loss)

(in millions)
Declara, Inc.(2) 10,716,390   $–   $–   $(12.3) 
Spotify Technologies S.A. 85,000   139.66   11.9   8.3 

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(1) The average net share price is the net share price realized after deducting all commissions and fees on the sale(s), if applicable.
(2) Exit of Declara includes a 12% Convertible Promissory Note with a principal value of $2.3 million.

Subsequent to quarter-end, through May 7, 2019, GSV Capital exited positions in the following portfolio companies:

Portfolio Company Shares Sold Average
Net Share
Price (1)
 Net Proceeds
(in millions)
 Realized
Gain/(Loss)

(in millions)
Spotify Technology S.A. 150,360   $137.51   $20.7   $14.3  
Dropbox, Inc. 95,800   23.72   2.3   0.8  

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(1) The average net share price is the net share price realized after deducting all commissions and fees on the sale(s), if applicable.

 

First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

 Quarter Ended
March 31, 2019
Quarter Ended
March 31, 2018
   
 $ in millionsper share$ in millionsper share
     
Net investment income$0.6 $0.03 $0.0 $0.00 
     
Net realized loss on investments (4.1) (0.21) (0.8) (0.04)
     
Net change in unrealized appreciation of investments 20.7  1.05  8.1  0.38 
     
Realized loss on partial repurchase of 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 -  -  (0.4) (0.02)
     
Provision for taxes on unrealized appreciation of investments (0.1) (0.01) -  - 
     
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations – basic(2)$17.2 $0.86 $7.0 $0.32 
     
Repurchase of common stock(1) -  -  (1.2) 0.03 
     
Increase in net asset value(2)$17.2 $0.86 $5.7 $0.35 

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(1) During the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the Company repurchased 179,807 shares of GSV Capital common stock for approximately $1.2 million in cash. The use of cash in connection with the repurchases decreased net asset value as of period end; however, the reduction in shares outstanding as of period end resulted in an increase in the net asset value per share.
(2) Total may not sum due to rounding.

Weighted-average common basic shares outstanding were approximately 19.8 million and 21.2 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

GSV Capital’s liquid assets were $64.9 million as of March 31, 2019, consisting of $25.0 million of cash and $39.9 million of public securities not subject to lock-up agreements.

At quarter-end, GSV Capital did not have any borrowings outstanding and $12.0 million of borrowing capacity available under its $12.0 million credit facility.  As of May 7, 2019, GSV Capital had no borrowings outstanding and $12.0 million of borrowing capacity available to it under its credit facility.

Conference Call and Webcast

Management will hold a conference call and webcast for investors at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET). The conference call access number for U.S. participants is 334-323-0509, and the conference call access number for participants outside the U.S. is 800-667-5617. The conference ID number for both access numbers is 8575743. Additionally, interested parties can listen to a live webcast of the call from the "Investor Relations" section of GSV Capital's website at http://investors.gsvcap.com/. An archived replay of the webcast will also be available for 12 months following the live presentation.

A replay of the conference call may be accessed until 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET) on May 15, 2019 by dialing 888-203-1112 (U.S.) or +1 719-457-0820 (International) and using conference ID number 8575743.

About GSV Capital Corp.                                                                                              

GSV Capital Corp. (GSVC) is a publicly traded investment fund that seeks to invest in high-growth, venture-backed private companies. The fund seeks to create a portfolio of high-growth emerging private companies via a repeatable and disciplined investment approach, as well as to provide investors with access to such companies through its publicly traded common stock. GSV Capital is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. www.gsvcap.com

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. These statements are not guarantees of our future performance, condition or results of operations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in our filings with the SEC. GSV Capital Corp. undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein, unless required to do so by law.

Contact

GSV Capital Corp.
(650) 235-4769
IR@gsvcap.com

GSV CAPITAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (UNAUDITED)

March 31,
 2019
 December 31,
 2018
ASSETS 
Investments at fair value: 
Non-controlled/non-affiliate investments (cost of $112,265,183 and $105,869,607, respectively)$193,484,417  $170,067,233 
Non-controlled/affiliate investments (cost of $29,999,703 and $42,333,854, respectively)2,620,361  5,931,863 
Controlled investments (cost of $22,962,133 and $22,960,942, respectively)17,466,686  22,816,733 
Total Portfolio Investments213,571,464  198,815,829 
Investments in U.S. Treasury bills (cost of $99,961,333 and $99,982,067, respectively)99,980,000  99,994,000 
Total Investments (cost of $265,188,352 and $271,146,470, respectively)313,551,464  298,809,829 
Cash24,997,482  28,184,163 
Escrow proceeds receivable2,177,555  2,494,582 
Interest and dividends receivable345,884  255,670 
Deferred financing costs267,541  267,541 
Receivable for unsettled trades2,017,423   
Prepaid expenses and other assets699,114  207,769 
Total Assets344,056,463  330,219,554 
LIABILITIES 
Due to GSV Asset Management(1)207,710   
Accounts payable and accrued expenses2,345,086  490,687 
Accrued incentive fees, net of waiver of incentive fees(1)  4,660,472 
Accrued management fees, net of waiver of management fees(1)  415,056 
Accrued interest payable  475,000 
Payable for securities purchased89,460,654  89,480,103 
Deferred tax liability979,713  885,566 
4.75% Convertible Senior Notes due March 28, 2023(2)38,525,528  38,434,511 
Total Liabilities131,518,691  134,841,395 
    
Net Assets$212,537,772  $195,378,159 
NET ASSETS 
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share (100,000,000 authorized; 19,762,647 and 19,762,647 issued and outstanding, respectively)$197,626  $197,626 
Paid-in capital in excess of par192,322,399  192,322,399 
Accumulated net investment loss(15,608,592) (16,228,294)
Accumulated net realized losses on investments(11,757,058) (7,691,365)
Accumulated net unrealized appreciation of investments47,383,397  26,777,793 
Net Assets$212,537,772  $195,378,159 
Net Asset Value Per Share$10.75  $9.89 

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(1) This balance references a related-party transaction.
(2) As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the 4.75% Convertible Senior Notes due March 28, 2023 had a face value of $40,000,000.


GSV CAPITAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019
 Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018
INVESTMENT INCOME 
Non-controlled/non-affiliate investments: 
Interest income$138,497  $1,680 
Non-controlled/affiliate investments: 
Interest income59,466  234,082 
Controlled investments: 
Interest income29,287  13,573 
Total Investment Income227,250  249,335 
OPERATING EXPENSES 
Management fees(1)848,723  1,323,576 
(Reversal of Incentive fee accrual)/Incentive fees(1)(4,660,472) 1,471,334 
Costs incurred under Administration Agreement(1)306,084  424,145 
Directors’ fees86,250  86,250 
Professional fees2,061,922  339,898 
Interest expense604,168  1,140,063 
Income tax expense3,763  122,270 
Other expenses357,110  489,270 
Total Operating Expenses(392,452) 5,396,806 
Management fee waiver(1)  (154,944)
Incentive fee waiver(1)  (5,000,000)
Total operating expenses, net of waiver of management and incentive fees(392,452) 241,862 
Net Investment Income619,702  7,473 
Realized Gains/(Losses) on Investments: 
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments8,269,138  (776,045)
Non-controlled/affiliate investments(12,334,831)  
Controlled investments  (680)
Net Realized Losses on Investments(4,065,693) (776,725)
Realized loss on partial repurchase of 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018  (397,846)
Change in Unrealized Appreciation/(Depreciation) of Investments:  
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments17,028,343  9,854,664 
Non-controlled/affiliate investments9,022,648  (7,676,330)
Controlled investments(5,351,240) 5,955,060 
Net Change in Unrealized Appreciation/(Depreciation) of Investments20,699,751  8,133,394 
Provision for taxes on unrealized appreciation of investments(94,147)  
Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Operations$17,159,613  $6,966,296 
Net Change in Net Assets Resulting from Operations per Common Share:  
Basic$0.87  $0.33 
Diluted$0.75  $0.30 
Weighted-Average Common Shares Outstanding 
Basic19,762,647  21,150,662 
Diluted23,493,991  26,713,656 

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(1) This balance references a related-party transaction.


GSV CAPITAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

 Three Months Ended March 31,
  2019 2018
Per Basic Share Data    
Net asset value at beginning of the year $9.89  $9.64 
Net investment income(1) 0.03   
Net realized loss on investments(1) (0.21) (0.04)
Realized loss on partial repurchase of 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018(1)   (0.02)
Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) of investments(1) 1.05  0.38 
Provision for taxes on unrealized appreciation of investments(1) (0.01)  
Repurchase of common stock(1)   0.03 
Net asset value at end of period $10.75  $9.99 
Per share market value at end of period $7.58  $7.54 
Total return based on market value(2) 45.21% 38.35%
Total return based on net asset value(2) 8.70% 3.62%
Shares outstanding at end of period 19,762,647  21,066,538 
Ratios/Supplemental Data:    
Net assets at end of period $212,537,772  $210,487,734 
Average net assets $194,819,568  $204,070,345 
Ratio of gross operating expenses to average net assets(3) 4.15% 10.14%
Ratio of incentive fee waiver to average net assets % (2.45)%
Ratio of management fee waiver to average net assets % (0.31)%
Ratio of income tax provision to average net assets 0.05% %
Ratio of net operating expenses to average net assets(3) 4.20% 7.38%
Ratio of net investment loss to average net assets(3) 1.29% 0.02%
Portfolio Turnover Ratio 4.85% 0.11%

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(1) Based on weighted-average number of shares outstanding for the relevant period.
(2) Total return based on market value is based on the change in market price per share between the opening and ending market values per share in the year. Total return based on net asset value is based upon the change in net asset value per share between the opening and ending net asset values per share.
(3) Financial Highlights for periods of less than one year are annualized and the ratios of operating expenses to average net assets and net investment loss to average net assets are adjusted accordingly. Non-recurring expenses, including the $5.0 million accrued incentive fee forfeiture pursuant to the Waiver Agreement, are not annualized. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company excluded $2,387,356 of non-recurring expenses and did not annualize the income tax provision.  For the three months ended March 31, 2018 the Company excluded $352,667 of non-recurring expenses and did not annualize the incentive fee waiver. Because the ratios are calculated for the Company’s common stock taken as a whole, an individual investor’s ratios may vary from these ratios

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