New Mountain Finance Corporation Announces
Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2024

Reports Net Investment Income of $0.36 per Share
Declares a Regular Second Quarter Distribution of $0.32 per Share and a Supplemental Distribution of $0.02 per Share

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) — May 1, 2024 -- New Mountain Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: NMFC) (“New Mountain,” “New Mountain Finance” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024.
First Quarter Highlights1
Net investment income of $37.3 million, or $0.36 per weighted average share
Net asset value of $12.77 per share compared to $12.87 per share as of December 31, 2023. The 0.8% decline is driven by stable core credit performance, offset by a decrease in value in one of the Company's equity positions
Internal risk rating improved with 96.5% of the portfolio rated green as of March 31, 2024, compared to 94.5% as of December 31, 2023
Generated $191.8 million of originations2, partially offset by cash repayments2 of $144.9 million
De-levered from 1.14x3 as of December 31, 2023 to 1.08x3 as of March 31, 2024
Declared a regular second quarter 2024 distribution of $0.32 per share and a supplemental distribution related to first quarter earnings of $0.02 per share, which will be payable on June 28, 2024 to holders of record as of June 14, 2024
($ in millions, except per share data)Q1 2024Q1 2023
Net Investment Income per Weighted Average Share$0.36 $0.38 
Dividends per Share4
$0.34 $0.35 
Annualized Dividend Yield5
10.7 %12.1 %
March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Investment Portfolio6
$3,086.5 $3,027.8 
NAV per Share$12.77 $12.87 
Statutory Debt/Equity3
Statutory Debt/Equity (Net of Available Cash)3
Management Comments on First Quarter Performance
“Our first quarter results reflect another successful quarter for NMFC.” said Steven B. Klinsky, NMFC Chairman. “New Mountain continues to benefit from our disciplined, defensive growth strategy that is focused on end markets that perform well in all economic cycles.”
John R. Kline, CEO, commented: “NMFC’s portfolio continues to be well-positioned as a result of our defensive growth investment strategy. New Mountain delivered stable earnings and strong credit performance during the first quarter with over 96% of the portfolio rated green on our risk rating scale. We believe this is a direct result of our continued effort to invest in high-quality companies and deliver constant yield to our shareholders.”
Portfolio and Investment Activity6
As of March 31, 2024, the Company’s NAV1 was $1,356.9 million and its portfolio had a fair value of $3,086.5 million in 115 portfolio companies, with a weighted average YTM at Cost7 of approximately 11.1%. For the three months ended March 31, 2024, the Company generated $191.8 million of originations2 and cash repayments2 of $144.9 million.

Portfolio and Asset Quality
NMFC’s mandate is to primarily target businesses in the middle market that, consistent with New Mountain’s private equity platform, are high quality, defensive growth companies in industries that are well-researched by New Mountain. The Company’s focus is on defensive growth businesses that generally exhibit the following characteristics: (i) acyclicality, (ii) sustainable secular growth drivers, (iii) niche market dominance and high barriers to competitive entry, (iv) recurring revenue and strong free cash flow, (v) flexible cost structures and (vi) seasoned management teams.

Industry Composition of the Company's Portfolio based on Fair Value10
SoftwareBusiness Services
ERP9.1 %Engineering & Consulting Services5.4 %
IT Infrastructure & Security7.0 %Real Estate Services4.5 %
Human Capital Management4.8 %Misc Services3.5 %
Ecommerce & Logistics4.1 %Insurance & Benefits Services3.1 %
Finance & Accounting3.4 %Digital Transformation2.3 %
Governance, Risk & Compliance2.0 %Utility Services1.7 %
Integrated Payments1.5 %Data & Information Services0.2 %
Total Software31.9 %Total Business Services20.7 %
HealthcareOther Industries
Healthcare Services10.9 %Education7.3 %
Healthcare Software4.3 %Consumer Services6.5 %
Pharma Services1.1 %Distribution & Logistics4.3 %
Tech-Enabled Healthcare1.0 %Financial Services4.0 %
Healthcare Products0.2 %Packaging2.3 %
Other5.5 %
Total Healthcare17.5 %Total Other Industries29.9 %
The Company monitors the performance and financial trends of its portfolio companies on at least a quarterly basis. The Company attempts to identify any developments within the portfolio company, the industry, or the macroeconomic environment that may alter any material element of the Company’s original investment strategy. As described more fully in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the portfolio monitoring procedures are designed to provide a simple, yet comprehensive analysis of the Company’s portfolio companies based on their operating performance and underlying business characteristics, which in turn forms the basis of its Risk Rating. The Risk Rating is expressed in categories of Green, Yellow, Orange and Red with Green reflecting an investment that is in-line with or above expectations and Red reflecting an investment performing materially below expectations.

The following table shows the Risk Rating of the Company’s portfolio companies as of March 31, 2024:
(in millions)
As of March 31, 2024
Risk RatingCostPercentFair ValuePercentWeighted Average Mark
$2,924.0 93.6 %$2,978.4 96.5 %98.1 %
87.3 2.8 %63.1 2.1 %72.1 %
Orange73.1 2.3 %41.5 1.3 %67.0 %
Red39.8 1.3 %3.5 0.1 %8.0 %
 Total$3,124.2 100.0 %$3,086.5 100.0 %

As of March 31, 2024, all investments in the Company’s portfolio had a Green Risk Rating, with the exception of four portfolio companies that had a Yellow Risk Rating, four portfolio companies that had an Orange Risk Rating and three portfolio companies that had a Red Risk Rating.



The following table shows the Company’s investment portfolio composition as of March 31, 2024:
(in millions)
Investment Portfolio CompositionMarch 31, 2024Percent of Total
First Lien$1,757.0 56.9 %
Senior Loan Funds & NMNLC11
375.2 12.2 %
Second Lien6
431.5 14.0 %
Subordinated95.2 3.1 %
Preferred Equity215.8 7.0 %
Common Equity and Other211.8 6.8 %
Total$3,086.5 100.0 %
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of March 31, 2024, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $107.5 million and total statutory debt outstanding of $1,471.0 million3. The Company's statutory debt to equity was 1.08x as of March 31, 2024. Additionally, the Company had $300.0 million of SBA-guaranteed debentures outstanding as of March 31, 2024. As of March 31, 2024, the Company had $687.3 million of available capacity on its Holdings Credit Facility, DB Credit Facility and NMFC Credit Facility.
For the three months ended March 31, 2024, the Company sold 3,730,434 shares of common stock under its equity distribution agreement. For the same period, the Company received total accumulated net proceeds of approximately $47.9 million, including $0.0 million of offering expenses, from these sales.
Recent Developments
On April 18, 2024, the Company’s board of directors declared a regular second quarter 2024 distribution of $0.32 per share and a supplemental distribution related to first quarter earnings of $0.02 per share, each payable on June 28, 2024 to holders of record as of June 14, 2024.
First Quarter 2024 Conference Call
New Mountain Finance Corporation will host an earnings conference call and webcast at 10:00 am Eastern Time on Thursday, May 2, 2024. To participate in the live earning conference call, please use the following dial-in numbers or visit the audio webcast link. To avoid any delays, please join at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call.
United States: +1 (877) 443-9109
International: +1 (412) 317-1082
Live Audio Webcast
A replay of the conference call can be accessed one hour after the end of the conference call through August 2, 2024. The full webcast replay will be available through May 2, 2025. To access the earnings webcast replay please visit the New Mountain Investor Relations website.
United States: +1 (877) 344-7529
International: +1 (412) 317-0088
Access Code: 7036283
For additional details related to the quarter ended March 31, 2024, please refer to the New Mountain Finance Corporation Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and the supplemental investor presentation which can be found on the Company's website at http://www.newmountainfinance.com.
(1)Excludes non-controlling interest in New Mountain Net Lease Corporation (“NMNLC”).. For the quarter ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, $0.2 million and $0.3 million, respectively, is excluded from investment income, $0.0 million and $0.0 million, respectively, of net direct and indirect professional,

administrative, other general and administrative is excluded from net expenses and $0.2 million and $0.3 million, respectively, is excluded from net investment income.
(2)Originations exclude payment-in-kind (“PIK”); originations, repayments, and sales excludes revolvers, unfunded commitments, bridges, return of capital, and realized gains / losses.
(3)Excludes the Company’s United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”) guaranteed debentures.
(4)Includes the regular quarter distribution and the supplemental distribution related to current quarter's earnings, paid in the following quarter.
(5)Dividend yield calculation uses the closing stock price of $12.72 on April 29, 2024 and $11.61 on May 5, 2023 and includes regular and supplemental dividends.
(6)Includes collateral for securities purchased under collateralized agreements to resell.
(7)References to “YTM at Cost” assume the accruing investments, including secured collateralized agreements, in the Company's portfolio as of a certain date, the ‘‘Portfolio Date’’, are purchased at cost on that date and held until their respective maturities with no prepayments or losses and are exited at par at maturity. This calculation excludes the impact of existing leverage. YTM at Cost uses the Sterling Overnight Interbank Average Rate ("SONIA”), Euro Interbank Offered Rate ("EURIBOR") and Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) curves at each quarter’s respective end date. The actual yield to maturity may be higher or lower due to the future selection of SONIA, EURIBOR and SOFR contracts by the individual companies in the Company’s portfolio or other factors.
(8)Includes investments in joint ventures.
(9)Includes investments held in NMNLC.
(10)Excludes NMFC Senior Loan Program III LLC ("SLP III"), NMFC Senior Loan Program IV LLC ("SLP IV") and NMNLC.
(11)Senior Loan Funds includes SLP III and SLP IV.


New Mountain Finance Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities
(in thousands, except shares and per share data)
 March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Investments at fair value  
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments (cost of $2,330,396 and $2,283,490, respectively)
$2,279,598 $2,209,867 
Non-controlled/affiliated investments (cost of $109,980 and $107,895, respectively)
113,281 133,659 
Controlled investments (cost of $653,810 and $646,823, respectively)
677,103 667,796 
Total investments at fair value (cost of $3,094,186 and $3,038,208, respectively)
3,069,982 3,011,322 
Securities purchased under collateralized agreements to resell (cost of $30,000 and $30,000, respectively)
16,500 16,500 
Cash and cash equivalents107,467 70,090 
Interest and dividend receivable43,171 44,107 
Receivable from broker960 — 
Deferred tax asset68 594 
Receivable from affiliates50 82 
Other assets17,409 16,519 
Total assets$3,255,607 $3,159,214 
     Unsecured Notes$686,663 $506,500 
     SBA-guaranteed debentures300,000 300,000 
     Holdings Credit Facility291,563 515,063 
     Convertible Notes260,178 260,207 
     DB Credit Facility182,000 186,400 
     NMFC Credit Facility47,618 36,813 
        NMNLC Credit Facility II2,938 2,853 
     Deferred financing costs (net of accumulated amortization of $56,248 and $54,263, respectively)
Net borrowings1,746,590 1,785,449 
Payable for unsettled securities purchased94,079 — 
Interest payable23,071 20,440 
Management fee payable10,096 10,116 
Incentive fee payable9,389 8,555 
Other liabilities3,199 2,931 
Total liabilities1,886,424 1,827,491 
Commitments and contingencies  
Net assets  
Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, 2,000,000 shares authorized, none issued
— — 
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 200,000,000 shares authorized, and 106,289,293 and 102,558,859 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
1,063 1,026 
Paid in capital in excess of par1,379,070 1,331,269 
Accumulated undistributed earnings(23,201)(12,344)
Total net assets of New Mountain Finance Corporation$1,356,932 $1,319,951 
Non-controlling interest in New Mountain Net Lease Corporation12,251 11,772 
Total net assets$1,369,183 $1,331,723 
Total liabilities and net assets$3,255,607 $3,159,214 
Number of shares outstanding106,289,293 102,558,859 
Net asset value per share of New Mountain Finance Corporation$12.77 $12.87 

New Mountain Finance Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except shares and per share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2024March 31, 2023
Investment income
From non-controlled/non-affiliated investments:
Interest income (excluding Payment-in-kind ("PIK") interest income)$56,237 $60,758 
PIK interest income4,683 3,944 
Dividend income293 47 
Non-cash dividend income4,684 4,166 
Other income1,600 1,918 
From non-controlled/affiliated investments:
Interest income (excluding PIK interest income)368 
PIK interest income836 691 
Non-cash dividend income1,244 1,105 
Other income63 63 
From controlled investments:
Interest income (excluding PIK interest income)1,361 1,444 
PIK interest income4,135 4,388 
Dividend income12,683 10,995 
Non-cash dividend income1,496 1,230 
Other income873 1,195 
Total investment income90,556 91,953 
Interest and other financing expenses31,016 30,796 
Management fee10,997 11,638 
Incentive fee9,389 9,597 
Professional fees1,067 965 
Administrative expenses968 1,048 
Other general and administrative expenses465 488 
Total expenses53,902 54,532 
Less: management fee waived(901)(1,063)
Net expenses53,001 53,469 
Net investment income before income taxes37,555 38,484 
Income tax expense 96 
Net investment income37,554 38,388 
Net realized (losses) gains:
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments(11,858)(1,308)
Controlled investments31 1,973 
Foreign currency— 12 
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation):
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments23,160 (2,929)
Non-controlled/affiliated investments(22,463)(16)
Controlled investments2,320 8,797 
Foreign currency(23)26 
Provision for taxes (637)(131)
Net realized and unrealized (losses) gains(9,470)6,424 
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations28,084 44,812 

Less: Net increase in net assets resulting from operations related to non-controlling interest in New Mountain Net Lease Corporation(676)(239)
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations related to New Mountain Finance Corporation$27,408 $44,573 
Basic earnings per share$0.26 $0.44 
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding - basic103,660,370 100,937,026 
Diluted earnings per share$0.26 $0.40 
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding - diluted122,443,478 123,591,432 
Distributions declared and paid per share$0.36 $0.32 


New Mountain Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: NMFC) is a leading business development company (BDC) focused on providing direct lending solutions to U.S. middle market companies backed by top private equity sponsors. Our portfolio consists primarily of senior secured loans, and select junior capital positions, to growing businesses in defensive industries that offer attractive risk-adjusted returns. Our differentiated investment approach leverages the deep sector knowledge and operating resources of New Mountain Capital, a global investment firm with approximately $50 billion of assets under management.
New Mountain Capital ("NMC") is a New York-based investment firm that emphasizes business building and growth, rather than debt, as it pursues long-term capital appreciation. The firm currently manages private equity, credit and net lease investment strategies with approximately $50 billion in assets under management. New Mountain seeks out what it believes to be the highest quality growth leaders in carefully selected industry sectors and then works intensively with management to build the value of these companies. For more information on New Mountain Capital, please visit http://www.newmountaincapital.com.
Statements included herein may contain “forward-looking statements”, which relate to our future operations, future performance or our financial condition. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in base interest rates and significant volatility on our business, portfolio companies, our industry and the global economy. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or factors that are beyond our control. New Mountain Finance Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein, except as may be required by law. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the time of this press release.
New Mountain Finance Corporation
Investor Relations
Laura C. Holson, Authorized Representative
(212) 220-3505