SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): January 30, 2018
Fidus Investment Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State of Other Jurisdiction
1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 1005
Evanston, Illinois 60201
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 2.02.||Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
Set forth below are certain preliminary estimates of Fidus Investment Corporations (the Company, we or our) financial condition and results of operations for the three months ended December 31, 2017. These estimates are subject to the completion of financial closing procedures and are not a comprehensive statement of our financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2017. We advise you that this information is inherently uncertain. Our actual results may differ materially from these estimates, which are given only as of January 30, 2018, as a result of the completion of our financial closing procedures, final adjustments and other developments that arise between now and the time that our financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2017 are finalized.
The preliminary financial estimates provided herein have been prepared by, and are the responsibility of, management. Neither RSM US LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm, nor any other independent accountants has audited, reviewed, compiled, or performed any procedures with respect to the accompanying preliminary financial data. Accordingly, RSM US LLP does not express an opinion or any form of assurance with respect thereto and assumes no responsibility for, and disclaims any association with, this information.
As of January 30, 2018, we estimate that the range of our net investment income per share was between $0.30 and $0.32 for the three months ended December 31, 2017.
As of January 30, 2018, we estimate that the range of our adjusted net investment income(1) per share was between $0.34 and $0.36 for the three months ended December 31, 2017.
As of January 30, 2018, we estimate that the range of our net asset value per share was between $16.02 to $16.07 as of December 31, 2017.
Three months ended
December 31, 2017
Net investment income
Capital gains incentive fee expense
Adjusted net investment income(1)
|(1)||On a supplemental basis, we provide information relating to adjusted net investment income, which is a non-GAAP measure. This measure is provided in addition to, but not as a substitute for, net investment income. Adjusted net investment income represents net investment income excluding any capital gains incentive fee expense or (reversal) attributable to realized and unrealized gains and losses. Our investment advisory agreement with our investment adviser provides that a capital gains incentive fee is determined and paid annually with respect to cumulative realized capital gains (but not unrealized capital gains) to the extent such realized capital gains exceed realized and unrealized losses for such year, less the aggregate amount of any capital gains incentive fees paid in all prior years. In addition, we accrue, but do not pay, a capital gains incentive fee in connection with any unrealized capital appreciation, as appropriate. As such, we believe that adjusted net investment income is a useful indicator of operations exclusive of any capital gains incentive fee expense or (reversal) attributable to realized and unrealized gains and losses. 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. The above table provides a reconciliation of our estimates for net investment income to adjusted net investment income for the three months ended December 31, 2017.|
The information disclosed under this Item 2.02 is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: January 30, 2018||Fidus Investment Corporation|
|Shelby E. Sherard|
|Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary|