Gladstone Investment Corporation
Aug 1, 2016

Gladstone Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for its First Quarter Ended June 30, 2016

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) (the "Company") today announced earnings for its first quarter ended June 30, 2016.  Please read the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which can be retrieved from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or from the Company's website at www.gladstoneinvestment.com.

Summary Information:  (dollars in thousands, except per share data (unaudited)):

   June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Change  %
Change
 
For the quarter ended:          
Total investment income  $14,393 $12,441 $1,952 15.7%
Total expenses, net  (7,581)(7,542)39 0.5 
Net investment income  6,812 4,899 1,913 39.0 
Net realized gain  18,560 18 18,542 NM 
Net unrealized (depreciation) appreciation  (838)17,701 (18,539)NM 
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations  24,534 22,618 1,916 8.5 
Net investment income per common share  0.23 0.16 0.07 43.8 
Cash distribution per common share  0.19 0.19   
Distributions payout ratio(A)  42.7%46.9%(4.2%)(9.0)
Weighted average yield on interest-bearing investments    12.7 12.7   
Total dollars invested  $28,976 $1,575 $27,401 NM 
Total dollars repaid and collected from sales  42,942 3,363 39,560 NM 
           
As of:        
Total investments, at fair value  $490,981 $487,656 $3,325 0.7%
Fair value, as a percent of cost  94.0%94.1%(0.1%)(0.1)
Net assets   $297,880 $279,022 $18,858 6.8 
Net asset value per common share   9.84 9.22 0.62 6.8 
Number of portfolio companies  36 36   
           
(A) Distribution payout ratio is calculated by dividing distributions to common stockholders during the period by the sum of Net investment income in excess of distributions and current period distributions.  
NM = Not Meaningful
 

Highlights for the Quarter:  During the quarter ended June 30, 2016, the following significant events occurred:

First Quarter Results:  Net investment income for the quarters ended June 30, 2016 and March 31, 2016, was $6.8 million, or $0.23 per share, and $4.9 million, or $0.16 per share, respectively, an increase of 39.0%.  The increase in net investment income period over period was primarily due to higher other income. 

Net asset value per common share as of June 30, 2016 increased to $9.84 compared to $9.22 as of March 31, 2016.  The quarter over quarter increase was primarily due to $20.3 million of net unrealized appreciation, exclusive of reversals related to portfolio company exits, which was due to improved performance of certain of our portfolio companies.  

Subsequent Events:  After June 30, 2016, the following significant events occurred:

Record Date Payment Date Distribution
per Common
Share
 Dividend per
Series A Term
Preferred Share
 Dividend per
Series B Term
Preferred Share
 Dividend per
Series C
Term
Preferred
Share
July 22, 2016 August 2, 2016 $0.0625 $0.1484375 $0.140625 $0.135417
August 22, 2016 August 31, 2016 0.0625 0.1484375 0.140625 0.135417
September 21, 2016 September 30, 2016 0.0625  0.1484375 0.140625 0.135417
Total for the quarter: $0.1875 $0.4453125  $0.421875 $0.406251
             

Conference Call:  The Company will hold its earnings release conference call on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.  Please call (855) 376-7516 to enter the conference.  An operator will monitor the call and set a queue for any questions. A replay of the conference call will be available through October 2, 2016.  To hear the replay, please dial (855) 859-2056 and use the playback conference number 29797470.  The replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call concludes. The live audio broadcast of the Company's quarterly conference call will also be available online at www.gladstoneinvestment.com. The event will be archived and available for replay on the Company's website through October 2, 2016.

About Gladstone Investment Corporation:  Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly traded business development company that seeks to make secured debt and equity investments in small and medium-sized businesses in the United States in connection with acquisitions, changes in control and recapitalizations.  The Company has paid 132 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock. Information on the business activities of all the Gladstone funds can be found at www.gladstonecompanies.com.

To obtain a paper copy of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed today with the SEC, please contact the Company at 1521 Westbranch Drive, Suite 100, McLean, VA 22102, ATTN: Investor Relations.  The financial information above is not comprehensive and is without notes, so readers should obtain and carefully review the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, including the notes to the consolidated financial statements contained therein.

Investor Relations Inquiries: Please visit www.gladstone.com or +1-703-287-5893.

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