NEW YORK, Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KCAP Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: KCAP) (the “Company”) announces its second quarter 2018 financial results.

Financial Highlights

-- Net investment income for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 was approximately $2.5 million, or $0.07 per basic share, compared with approximately $2.6 million, or $0.07 per basic share in the quarter ended June 30, 2017. -- Net investment income for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $0.13 per basic share, while estimated taxable distributable income for the six months of 2018 was $0.14 per basic share. -- The Company declared a second quarter shareholder distribution of $0.10 per share. -- At June 30, 2018, the fair value of KCAP's investments totaled approximately $274 million. -- Net asset value per share of $4.72 as of June 30, 2018, compared with $4.87 at December 31, 2017.

Dayl Pearson, President and Chief Executive Officer of KCAP Financial, Inc., noted, “While our results in the quarter were flat year-over-year due in part to higher than expected professional fees and relatively slow originations, we remain confident that our disciplined investment process will lead to future growth. We look forward to increasing direct lending and identifying opportunities to drive shareholder value creation.”

Operating Results

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, we reported total investment income of approximately $6.8 million as compared to approximately $7.7 million in the same period last year. Investment income from debt securities decreased to approximately $4.3 million from approximately $4.8 million in the second quarter of 2017. Investment income on CLO fund securities in the second quarter of 2018 decreased to approximately $1.5 million from approximately $2.8 million for the same period in 2017. We received distributions from our Asset Manager Affiliates of $800,000 in the second quarter of 2018, $500,000 of which is estimated to be a return of capital. The Asset Manager Affiliates distributed $650,000 in the second quarter of 2017, all of which was a return of capital.

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, total expenses were lower by approximately $731,000 as compared to the same period in 2017, primarily attributable to a decrease in interest expense. Net investment income for the second quarter of 2018 and 2017 was approximately $2.5 million and $2.6 million, respectively, or $0.07 per basic share for both periods. Net realized and unrealized losses on investments for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was approximately $3.8 million, compared to net realized and unrealized gains of approximately $20,000 for the same period in 2017.

Portfolio and Investment Activity

The fair value of our investment portfolio was approximately $274 million as of June 30, 2018. The composition of our investment portfolio at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, at cost and fair value, was as follows:

June 30, 2018 (unaudited) December 31, 2017 - - Security Type Cost/Amortized Fair Value %¹ Cost/Amortized Fair Value %¹ Cost Cost ------------- ------------- ----- ------------- ------------- ----- Short-term investments² $ 11,454,078 $ 11,454,078 4 $ 77,300,320 $ 77,300,320 26 Senior Secured Loan 62,122,920 58,324,196 21 48,337,900 44,960,146 14 Junior Secured Loan 78,346,396 74,037,768 27 62,561,913 58,941,300 19 Senior Unsecured Loan 29,777,282 29,777,283 11 12,777,283 12,777,283 4 Senior Secured Bond — — - 1,502,374 1,518,750 - CLO Fund Securities 59,446,300 37,972,985 14 72,339,032 51,678,673 17 Equity Securities 10,571,007 4,251,111 2 10,571,007 4,414,684 1 Asset Manager Affiliates³ 51,591,230 36,853,000 13 52,591,230 38,849,000 12 Joint Venture 24,914,858 21,091,494 8 24,914,858 21,516,000 7 - ----------- - ----------- --- - - ----------- - ----------- --- - Total $ 328,224,071 $ 273,761,914 100 % $ 362,895,917 $ 311,956,156 100 % ------------------------- - ----------- - ----------- --- - - ----------- - ----------- --- - ¹ Represents percentage of total portfolio at fair value. ² Includes money market accounts and U.S. treasury bills. ³ Represents the equity investment in the Asset Manager Affiliates.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At June 30, 2018, we had unrestricted cash and money market balances of approximately $13.9 million, total assets of approximately $280 million and stockholders' equity of approximately $176 million. Our net asset value per common share was $4.72. As of June 30, 2018, we had approximately $105.6 million (par value) of borrowings outstanding ($101.8 million net of capitalized costs) with a weighted average interest rate of approximately 6.1%.

Subject to prevailing market conditions, we intend to grow our portfolio of assets by raising additional capital, including through the prudent use of leverage available to us. As a result, we may seek to enter into new agreements with other lenders or into other financing arrangements as market conditions permit. Such financing arrangements may include a new secured and/or unsecured credit facility or the issuance of unsecured debt or preferred stock.

Distributions

Generally, we seek to fund distributions to shareholders from current distributable earnings, primarily from net interest and dividend income generated by our investment portfolio and any distributions from our Asset Manager Affiliates. However, a portion of distributions paid to shareholders may be a return of capital. We announced a regular quarterly distribution of $0.10 per share during the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The record date for this distribution was July 6, 2018 and the distribution was paid on July 26, 2018. An estimate of the tax attributes of distributions made on a quarterly basis may not be representative of the actual tax attributes of distributions for a full year. Tax characteristics of all distributions will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099-DIV after the end of the calendar year.

We have adopted a dividend reinvestment plan that provides for reinvestment of distributions in shares of our common stock, unless a stockholder elects to receive cash. As a result, if we declare a cash distribution, shareholders who have not "opted out" of our dividend reinvestment plan will have their cash distributions automatically reinvested in additional shares of our common stock, rather than receiving cash. For more information regarding our distributions, please refer to our 2017 annual financial report. Please contact your broker or other financial intermediary for more information regarding the dividend reinvestment plan.

Reduction in Asset Coverage Ratio Effective March 29, 2019

On March 29, 2018, our Board of Directors, including a “required majority” (as such term is defined in Section 57(o) of the 1940 Act) of the Board, approved the modified asset coverage requirements set forth in Section 61(a)(2) of the 1940 Act, as amended by the Small Business Credit Availability Act (the “SBCA”). As a result, our asset coverage requirements for senior securities will be changed from 200% to 150%, effective as of March 29, 2019. However, pursuant to covenants in the indentures governing our 7.375% Notes Due 2019 and 6.125% Notes Due 2022 (together, the “Notes”), we are limited in our ability to make distributions if our asset coverage ratio is below 200% at the time we declare a distribution. As a result, despite the SBCA, we will continue to be prohibited by the indentures governing the Notes from making distributions on our common stock if our asset coverage ratio falls below 200%.

Conference Call and Webcast

We will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10:00 am Eastern Time to discuss our second quarter 2018 financial results. Shareholders, prospective shareholders and analysts are welcome to listen to the call or attend the webcast.

The conference call dial-in number is (866) 757-5630. No password is required. A live audio webcast of the conference call can be accessed via the Internet, on a listen-only basis on our Company's website www.kcapfinancial.com in the Investor Relations section under Events. The online archive of the webcast will be available after 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time for approximately 90 days.

A replay of this conference call will be available from 1:00 p.m. on August 2, 2018 until 11:59 p.m. on August 10, 2018. The dial in number for the replay is (855) 859-2056 and the conference ID is 1494828.

About KCAP Financial, Inc.

KCAP Financial, Inc. is a publicly traded, internally managed business development company. The Company's middle market investment business originates, structures, finances and manages a portfolio of term loans, mezzanine investments and selected equity securities in middle market companies. The Company's wholly owned portfolio companies, Trimaran Advisors, L.L.C. and Katonah Debt Advisors, L.L.C., manage collateralized debt obligation funds that invest in broadly syndicated corporate term loans, high-yield bonds and other credit instruments.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The matters discussed in this press release that are forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations that involve substantial risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. We generally identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may,'' "will,'' "should,'' "expects,'' "plans,'' "anticipates,'' "could,'' "intends,'' "target,'' "projects,'' "contemplates,'' "believes,'' "estimates,'' "predicts,'' "potential'' or "continue'' or the negative of these terms or other similar words. Further information about factors that could affect our financial and other results is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required to be reported under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

KCAP FINANCIAL, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS As of As of June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017 --------------- --------------- (unaudited) ASSETS Investments at fair value: Short-term investments (cost: 2018 - $11,454,078; 2017 - $77,300,320) $ 11,454,078 $ 77,300,320 Debt securities (amortized cost: 2018 - $170,246,598; 2017 - $125,179,470) 162,139,246 118,197,479 CLO Fund Securities managed by affiliates (amortized cost: 2018 - 35,545,465 49,488,393 $54,277,463; 2017 - $67,212,139) CLO Fund Securities managed by non-affiliates (amortized cost: 2018 - 2,427,520 2,190,280 $5,168,837; 2017 - $5,126,893) Equity securities (cost: 2018 - $10,571,007; 2017 - $10,571,007) 4,251,111 4,414,684 Asset Manager Affiliates (cost: 2018 - $51,591,230; 2017 - $52,591,230) 36,853,000 38,849,000 Joint Venture (cost: 2018 - $24,914,858; 2017 - $24,914,858) 21,091,494 21,516,000 - ----------- - - ----------- - Total Investments at Fair Value (cost: 2018 - $328,224,071; 2017 - 273,761,914 311,956,156 $362,895,917) Cash 2,451,249 2,034,095 Restricted cash 1,023,114 — Interest receivable 1,520,858 1,051,271 Receivable for open trades — 2,993,750 Due from affiliates 1,155,635 1,243,493 Other assets 478,024 530,209 - ----------- - - ----------- - Total Assets $ 280,390,794 $ 319,808,974 - ----------- - - ----------- - LIABILITIES 6.125% Notes Due 2022 (net of offering costs of: 2018-$2,474,275; 2017 - $ 74,932,925 $ 74,672,952 $2,734,248) 7.375% Notes Due 2019 (net of offering costs of: 2018 - $40,536; 2017 - 6,959,463 26,740,365 $259,635) KCAP Funding I, LLC Revolving Credit Facility (net of offering costs of: 19,895,080 — 2018 - $1,265,107) Payable for open trades 776,180 34,215,195 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,582,528 2,350,803 Accrued interest payable 90,664 — Due to affiliates 8,690 25,083 Total Liabilities 104,245,530 138,004,398 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 8) STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 100,000,000 common shares authorized; 37,536,496 issued, and 37,341,924 outstanding at June 30, 2018, 373,419 373,392 and 37,507,402 issued, and 37,339,224 outstanding at December 31, 2017 Capital in excess of par value 330,266,874 329,789,716 Excess distribution of net investment income (12,432,385 ) (9,987,928 ) Accumulated net realized losses (86,201,443 ) (86,031,799 ) Net unrealized depreciation on investments (55,861,201 ) (52,338,805 ) - ----------- - - ----------- - Total Stockholders' Equity 176,145,264 181,804,576 - ----------- - - ----------- - Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 280,390,794 $ 319,808,974 - ----------- - - ----------- - NET ASSET VALUE PER COMMON SHARE $ 4.72 $ 4.87 - ----------- - - ----------- -

KCAP FINANCIAL, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, ------------------------------ ----------------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ - ------------ - ------------ - ------------ - Investment Income: Interest from investments in debt securities $ 3,910,473 $ 4,565,276 $ 7,308,670 $ 8,901,115 Payment-in-kind investment income 369,116 204,577 732,053 423,916 Interest from cash and time deposits 12,211 14,300 61,416 30,206 Investment income on CLO Fund Securities 1,414,903 2,710,680 3,248,569 5,685,238 managed by affiliates Investment income on CLO Fund Securities 98,341 111,419 197,702 229,530 managed by non-affiliates Dividends from Asset Manager Affiliates 300,000 — 620,000 — Investment income - Joint Venture 700,000 — 1,400,000 — Capital structuring service fees 43,399 53,480 106,509 164,124 Total investment income 6,848,443 7,659,732 13,674,919 15,434,129 Expenses: Interest and amortization of debt issuance 1,847,432 2,237,317 3,711,280 4,418,289 costs Compensation 1,005,050 1,175,294 2,212,387 2,401,030 Professional fees 906,965 1,193,407 1,621,375 1,742,688 Insurance 79,726 80,644 157,748 175,680 Administrative and other 480,351 364,301 982,466 869,534 - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - Total expenses 4,319,524 5,050,963 8,685,256 9,607,221 - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - Net Investment Income 2,528,919 2,608,771 4,989,663 5,826,908 Realized And Unrealized Gains (Losses) On Investments: Net realized losses from investment (3,671 ) (1,009,342 ) (571 ) (965,405 ) transactions Net change in unrealized (depreciation) appreciation on: Debt securities (682,477 ) 1,211,554 (1,125,361 ) 2,413,571 Equity securities (227,169 ) (266,249 ) (163,573 ) (419,811 ) CLO Fund Securities managed by affiliates (787,433 ) (852,828 ) (1,008,252 ) (2,105,814 ) CLO Fund Securities managed by non-affiliates (154,059 ) (227,903 ) 195,296 (293,897 ) Asset Manager Affiliates investments (1,310,000 ) 1,165,000 (996,000 ) (1,441,000 ) Joint Venture Investment (675,882 ) — (424,506 ) — - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - Total net change in unrealized appreciation (3,837,020 ) 1,029,574 (3,522,396 ) (1,846,951 ) (depreciation) - ---------- - - ---------- - ---------- - - ---------- - Net realized and unrealized appreciation (3,840,691 ) 20,232 (3,522,967 ) (2,812,356 ) (depreciation) on investments - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - Realized losses on extinguishments of Debt — (107,276 ) (169,074 ) (107,276 ) - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - Net (Decrease )Increase In Stockholders’ Equity $ (1,311,772 ) $ 2,521,727 $ 1,297,622 $ 2,907,276 Resulting From Operations - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - - ---------- - Net (Decrease) Increase In Stockholders' Equity Resulting from Operations per Common Share: Basic: $ (0.04 ) $ 0.07 $ 0.03 $ 0.08 Diluted: $ (0.03 ) $ 0.07 $ 0.03 $ 0.08 Net Investment Income Per Common Share: Basic: $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 Diluted: $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock 37,363,038 37,206,487 37,356,759 37,204,751 Outstanding—Basic Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock 37,363,038 37,206,487 37,356,759 37,204,751 Outstanding—Diluted

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Ted Gilpin gilpin@kcapinc.com (212) 455-8300