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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

Current Report

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

November 8, 2023

 

SURO CAPITAL CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland 1-35156 27-4443543
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

640 Fifth Avenue

12th Floor

New York, NY 10019

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 931-6331

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class: Trading symbol: Name of each exchange on which
registered:
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share SSSS Nasdaq Global Select Market
6.00% Notes due 2026 SSSSL Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On November 8, 2023, SuRo Capital Corp. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2023 (the “Press Release”). A copy of the Press Release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this Item 2.02 by reference.

 

The information disclosed under this Item 2.02, including the information set forth in Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is being “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise. The information in this Item 2.02 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or into any filing or other document pursuant to the Exchange Act, except as otherwise expressly stated in any such filing.

 

  Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No. Description
   
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release dated November 8, 2023*
   
Exhibit 104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

  

 * The press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is “furnished” and not “filed,” as described in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K. 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date:  November 8, 2023 SURO CAPITAL CORP.
   
   
  By:  /s/ Allison Green
    Allison Green
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

SuRo Capital Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

 

Net Asset Value of $8.41 Per Share as of September 30, 2023

 

NEW YORK, NY, November 8, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – SuRo Capital Corp. (“SuRo Capital”, the “Company”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) (Nasdaq: SSSS) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023. Net assets totaled approximately $212.0 million, or $8.41 per share, at September 30, 2023, as compared to $7.35 per share at June 30, 2023 and $7.83 per share at September 30, 2022.

 

“Rising interest rates throughout the third quarter continued to drive volatility in the public markets. While private market valuations were continuing to converge with their public comparables, the diminished volume, coupled with increased volatility and the general opacity inherent in the secondary markets, has led to greater variability in trading prices. There are indications the Federal Reserve Bank has completed raising interest rates; however, the war in Israel, coupled with a pullback in consumer spending, continue to drive volatility in the equity markets,” said Mark Klein, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of SuRo Capital.

 

Mr. Klein continued, “Despite these cross currents, we remain steadfast in our belief there are high-quality opportunities available at attractive prices that allow us to be both opportunistic and judicious with the deployment of capital. We made four investments during the third quarter: two in new portfolio companies and two in follow-on investments. Additionally, one of our SPAC sponsor investments closed its previously announced transaction and two other SPAC sponsor investments announced definitive agreements."

 

“We continue to believe the market is undervaluing our portfolio. As such, subject to regulatory trading restrictions, we remain active in repurchasing shares pursuant to the Share Repurchase Program approved by our Board of Directors. Year-to-date, under both the Share Repurchase Program and our Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer, we have repurchased 3.2 million shares for approximately $14.2 million and have a remaining $20.7 million approved to deploy via the Share Repurchase Program. As we have demonstrated throughout the preceding quarters and years, we are highly focused on balancing deploying capital between new investment opportunities and share repurchases to maximize shareholder value,” Mr. Klein concluded.

 

Investment Portfolio as of September 30, 2023

 

At September 30, 2023, SuRo Capital held positions in 39 portfolio companies – 34 privately held and 5 publicly held – with an aggregate fair value of approximately $193.5 million, excluding short-term US treasuries. The Company’s top five portfolio company investments accounted for approximately 61% of the total portfolio at fair value as of September 30, 2023.

 

 

 

 

Top Five Investments as of September 30, 2023

 

Portfolio Company ($ in millions)  Cost Basis   Fair Value   % of Total Portfolio 
Learneo, Inc. (f/k/a Course Hero, Inc.)  $15.0   $65.4    33.8%
PSQ Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a PublicSq.)   2.7    18.1    9.4 
ServiceTitan, Inc.     10.0    11.9    6.2 
Blink Health, Inc.   15.0    11.6    6.0 
StormWind, LLC   6.4    10.3    5.3 
Total  $49.1   $117.4    60.7%

 

 

Note: Total may not sum due to rounding.

 

Third Quarter 2023 Investment Portfolio Activity

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2023, SuRo Capital made the following new and follow-on investments, excluding short-term US treasuries:

 

Portfolio Company  Investment  Transaction Date  Amount
FourKites, Inc.  Common Shares  Various  $5.8 million
Shogun Enterprises, Inc. (d/b/a Hearth)  Series B-4 Preferred & Warrants  7/12/2023  $0.5 million
Stake Trade, Inc. (d/b/a Prophet Exchange)(1)  Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE)  7/26/2023  $1.0 million

 

 

(1)Investment made through SuRo Capital Sports, LLC.

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2023, SuRo Capital exited or received proceeds from the following investments, excluding short-term US treasuries:

Portfolio Company  Transaction
Date
  Quantity  Average Net
Share Price(1)
  Net
Proceeds
  Realized
Loss
Nextdoor Holdings, Inc.(2)  Various  589,996  $3.09  $1.8 million  $(1.4 million)
Residential Homes For Rent, LLC (d/b/a Second Avenue)(3)  Various  N/A  N/A  $0.3 million  $-

 

 

(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)As of September 30, 2023, SuRo Capital held 262,420 remaining Nextdoor Holdings, Inc. public common shares.
(3)During the three months ended September 30, 2023, approximately $0.3 million was received from Residential Homes For Rent, LLC (d/b/a Second Avenue) related to the 15% term loan due December 23, 2023. Of the proceeds received, approximately $0.3 million repaid a portion of the outstanding principal and the remaining was attributed to interest.

 

Subsequent to quarter-end through November 8, 2023, SuRo Capital made the following follow-on investments, excluding short-term US treasuries:

 

Portfolio Company  Investment  Transaction Date  Amount
Xgroup Holdings Limited (d/b/a Xpoint)(1)  Convertible Note  10/26/2023  $0.3 million

 

 

(1)Investment made through SuRo Capital Sports, LLC.

 

Subsequent to quarter-end through November 8, 2023, SuRo Capital exited or received proceeds from the following investments, excluding short-term US treasuries:

 

Portfolio Company  Transaction
Date
  Quantity  Average Net
Share Price(1)
  Net
Proceeds
  Realized
Gain
PSQ Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a PublicSq.) – Public Warrants (2)  Various  67,931  $1.01  <$0.1 million  <$0.1 million
Residential Homes For Rent, LLC (d/b/a Second Avenue)(3)  10/23/2023  N/A  N/A  $0.1 million  $-

 

 

(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)As of November 8, 2023, SuRo Capital held 2,632,069 remaining PSQ Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a PublicSq.) public warrants.
(3)Subsequent to September 30, 2023, $0.1 million was received from Residential Homes for Rent, LLC (d/b/a Second Avenue) related to the 15% term loan due December 23, 2023. Of the proceeds received, $0.1 million repaid a portion of the outstanding principal and the remaining proceeds were attributed to interest.

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

 

   Quarter Ended
September 30, 2023
   Quarter Ended
September 30, 2022
 
   $ in millions   per share(1)   $ in millions   per share(1) 
Net investment loss  $(2.7)  $(0.11)  $(3.8)  $(0.13)
                     
Net realized loss on investments   (1.5)   (0.06)   (5.1)   (0.17)
                     
Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) of investments   29.3    1.16    (37.0)   (1.24)
                     
Net change in net assets resulting from operations – basic(2)  $25.2   $0.99   $(45.9)  $(1.54)
                     
Repurchase of common stock(3)   (0.7)   0.04    (13.2)   0.11 
                     
Stock-based compensation   0.8    0.03    0.7    0.02 
                     
Increase/(decrease) in net asset value(2)  $25.3   $1.06   $(58.4)  $(1.41)

 

 

(1)Based on weighted-average number of shares outstanding for the relevant period.
(2)Totals may not sum due to rounding.
(3)During the quarter ended September 30, 2023 the Company repurchased 186,493 shares of SuRo Capital common stock for approximately $0.7 million in cash under the Share Repurchase Program. During the quarter ended September 30, 2022 the Company repurchased 2,000,000 shares of SuRo Capital common stock for approximately $13.2 million in cash under the Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer. The use of cash in connection with the repurchases decreased net asset value as of quarters-end; however, the reduction in shares outstanding as of quarters-end resulted in an increase in the net asset value per share.

 

Weighted-average common basic shares outstanding were approximately 25.4 million and 29.8 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2023, and 2022, respectively. As of September 30, 2023, there were 25,209,108 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding.

 

SuRo Capital’s liquid assets were approximately $105.4 million as of September 30, 2023, consisting of cash, short-term US treasuries, and securities of publicly traded portfolio companies not subject to lock-up restrictions at quarter-end.

 

Share Repurchase Program

 

On August 7, 2023, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an extension, and a $5.0 million expansion, of the Share Repurchase Program to $60.0 million.

 

Since inception of the Share Repurchase Program in August 2017, SuRo Capital has repurchased over 6.0 million shares of its common stock for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $39.3 million. This does not include repurchases under various tender offers during this time period. During the quarter ended September 30, 2023, under the Share Repurchase Program, the Company repurchased 186,493 shares of its common stock for approximately $0.7 million. The dollar value of shares that may yet be purchased by the Company under the Share Repurchase Program is approximately $20.7 million. The Share Repurchase Program is authorized through October 31, 2024.

 

Under the Share Repurchase Program, the Company may repurchase its outstanding common stock in the open market, provided it complies with the prohibitions under its insider trading policies and procedures and the applicable provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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 866-580-3963, and the conference call access number for participants outside the U.S. is +1 786-697-3501. The conference ID number for both access numbers is 4506259. Additionally, interested parties can listen to a live webcast of the call from the "Investor Relations" section of SuRo Capital’s website at www.surocap.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 November 15, 2023 by dialing 866-583-1035 (U.S.) or +44 (0) 20 3451 9993 (International) and using conference ID number 4506259.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Statements included herein, including statements regarding SuRo Capital's beliefs, expectations, intentions, or strategies for the future, may constitute "forward-looking statements". SuRo Capital cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these statements. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the impact of any market volatility that may be detrimental to our business, our portfolio companies, our industry, and the global economy, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions, and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Risk factors, cautionary statements, and other conditions which could cause SuRo Capital's actual results to differ from management's current expectations are contained in SuRo Capital's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SuRo Capital undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release.

 

About SuRo Capital Corp.

 

SuRo Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: SSSS) 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. SuRo Capital is headquartered in New York, NY and has offices in San Francisco, CA. Connect with the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, and at www.surocap.com.

 

Contact

SuRo Capital Corp.

(212) 931-6331

IR@surocap.com

 

 

 

 

SURO CAPITAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (UNAUDITED)

 

   September 30, 2023   December 31, 2022 
ASSETS          
Investments at fair value:          
Non-controlled/non-affiliate investments (cost of $162,899,416 and $155,103,810, respectively)  $152,267,563   $130,901,546 
Non-controlled/affiliate investments (cost of $32,911,517 and $41,140,804, respectively)   30,297,127    12,591,162 
Controlled investments (cost of $17,168,157 and $19,883,894, respectively)   10,928,028    13,695,870 
Total Portfolio Investments   193,492,718    157,188,578 
Investments in U.S. Treasury bills (cost of $19,990,216 and $84,999,598, respectively)   20,265,064    85,056,817 
Total Investments (cost of $232,969,306 and $301,128,106, respectively)   213,757,782    242,245,395 
Cash   73,503,279    40,117,598 
Escrow proceeds receivable   309,484    628,332 
Interest and dividends receivable   100,860    138,766 
Deferred financing costs   611,736    555,761 
Prepaid expenses and other assets(1)   693,687    727,006 
Total Assets   288,976,828    284,412,858 
LIABILITIES          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses(1)   3,162,468    708,827 
Dividends payable   188,357    296,170 
6.00% Notes due December 30, 2026(2)   73,654,960    73,387,159 
Total Liabilities   77,005,785    74,392,156 
           
Net Assets  $211,971,043   $210,020,702 
NET ASSETS          
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share (100,000,000 authorized; 25,209,108 and 28,429,499 issued and outstanding, respectively)  $252,091   $284,295 
Paid-in capital in excess of par   318,691,954    330,899,254 
Accumulated net investment loss   (75,528,136)   (64,832,605)
Accumulated net realized gain/(loss) on investments, net of distributions   (11,989,672)   2,552,465 
Accumulated net unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) of investments   (19,455,194)   (58,882,707)
Net Assets  $211,971,043   $210,020,702 
Net Asset Value Per Share  $8.41   $7.39 

 

 

(1)This balance includes a right of use asset and corresponding operating lease liability, respectively.
(2)As of September 30, 2023, the 6.00% Notes due December 30, 2026 (effective interest rate of 6.53%) had a face value $75,000,000. As of December 31, 2022, the 6.00% Notes due December 30, 2026 (effective interest rate of 6.53%) had a face value $75,000,000.

 

 

 

 

 

SURO CAPITAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

 

   Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
INVESTMENT INCOME                    
Non-controlled/non-affiliate investments:                    
Interest income  $28,070   $26,747   $117,939   $338,484 
Dividend income   63,145    107,764    189,435    429,758 
Controlled investments:                    
Interest income   400,000    385,000    954,425    1,225,000 
Interest income from U.S. Treasury bills   974,531        2,875,247     
Total Investment Income   1,465,746    519,511    4,137,046    1,993,242 
OPERATING EXPENSES                    
Compensation expense   2,123,704    1,836,808    6,378,330    5,456,771 
Directors’ fees   161,661    161,661    483,887    514,055 
Professional fees   277,075    565,411    2,184,488    2,916,583 
Interest expense   1,215,248    1,202,748    3,642,801    3,630,301 
Income tax expense       74,497    620,606    82,238 
Other expenses   356,484    487,619    1,522,465    1,238,120 
Total Operating Expenses   4,134,172    4,328,744    14,832,577    13,838,068 
Net Investment Loss   (2,668,426)   (3,809,233)   (10,695,531)   (11,844,826)
Realized Loss on Investments:                    
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments   (1,461,281)   (5,141,097)   (3,597,113)   (3,940,668)
Non-controlled/affiliate investments           (10,945,024)   (70,379)
Net Realized Loss on Investments   (1,461,281)   (5,141,097)   (14,542,137)   (4,011,047)
Change in Unrealized Appreciation/(Depreciation) of Investments:                    
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments   27,760,743    (34,763,904)   13,544,366    (101,639,973)
Non-controlled/affiliate investments   1,568,324    (1,866,488)   25,939,147    (2,228,109)
Controlled investments   (6,000)   (321,528)   (56,000)   (61,528)
Net Change in Unrealized Appreciation/(Depreciation) of Investments   29,323,067    (36,951,920)   39,427,513    (103,929,610)
Net Change in Net Assets Resulting from Operations  $25,193,360   $(45,902,250)  $14,189,845   $(119,785,483)
Net Change in Net Assets Resulting from Operations per Common Share:                    
Basic  $0.99   $(1.54)  $0.53   $(3.92)
Diluted(1)  $0.99   $(1.54)  $0.53   $(3.92)
Weighted-Average Common Shares Outstanding                   
Basic   25,351,306    29,781,801    26,549,672    30,542,611 
Diluted(1)   25,351,306    29,781,801    26,549,672    30,542,611 

 

 

(1)For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022, there were no potentially dilutive securities outstanding.

 

 

 

 

SURO CAPITAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

 

   Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
Per Basic Share Data                    
Net asset value at beginning of period  $7.35   $9.24   $7.39   $11.72 
Net investment loss(1)   (0.11)   (0.13)   (0.40)   (0.39)
Net realized loss on investments(1)   (0.06)   (0.17)   (0.55)   (0.13)
Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) of investments(1)   1.16    (1.24)   1.49    (3.40)
Dividends declared               (0.11)
Issuance of common stock from public offering(1)               0.01 
Repurchase of common stock(1)   0.04    0.11    0.41    0.08 
Stock-based compensation(1)   0.03    0.02    0.07    0.05 
Net asset value at end of period  $8.41   $7.83   $8.41   $7.83 
Per share market value at end of period  $3.62   $3.87   $3.62   $3.87 
Total return based on market value(2)   13.13%   (39.53)%   (4.74)%   (68.91)%
Total return based on net asset value(2)   14.42%   (15.26)%   13.80%   (32.25)%
Shares outstanding at end of period   25,209,108    28,333,661    25,209,108    28,333,661 
Ratios/Supplemental Data:                
Net assets at end of period  $211,971,043   $221,783,611   $211,971,043   $221,783,611 
Average net assets  $204,284,971   $278,994,914   $206,224,853   $340,160,110 
Ratio of net operating expenses to average net assets(3)   8.03%   5.14%   9.62%   4.89%
Ratio of net investment loss to average net assets(3)   (5.18)%   (4.66)%   (6.93)%   (4.52)%
Portfolio Turnover Ratio   1.17%   0.85%   4.93%   3.47%

 

 

(1)Based on weighted-average number of shares outstanding for the relevant period.
(2)Total return based on market value is based upon the change in market price per share between the opening and ending market values per share in the period, adjusted for dividends and equity issuances. 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 in the period, adjusted for dividends and equity issuances.
(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. 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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