Press Release
May 23, 2013

Apollo Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for Quarter and Year Ended March 31, 2013

Apollo Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for Quarter and Year Ended March 31, 2013

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/13 -- Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV)

Fiscal Fourth Quarter Highlights:

  • Net investment income per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $0.21, compared to $0.21 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012

  • Net asset value per share at March 31, 2013 was $8.27 compared to $8.14 at December 31, 2012

  • Declared a dividend of $0.20 per share for the first fiscal quarter of 2014

  • Invested $428 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2013, substantially driven by primary originations

  • Net investment activity was $199 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013

  • Aircraft operating subsidiary invested $135 million across three investments during the quarter ended March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year Highlights:

  • Net investment income per share for the year ended March 31, 2013 was $0.83, compared to $0.88 for the year ended March 31, 2012

  • Dividends paid to stockholders was $0.80 per share during the year ended March 31, 2013

  • Invested $1.5 billion during the year ended March 31, 2013

  • Net investment activity was $200 million for the year ended March 31, 2013

Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) or the "Company," or "Apollo Investment," today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Company's net investment income was $0.21 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 compared to $0.21 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The Company's net asset value ("NAV") was $8.27 per share as of March 31, 2013 up from $8.14 at December 31, 2012.

Additionally, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.20 per share for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, payable on July 5, 2013 to stockholders of record as of June 20, 2013. The specific tax characteristics of this dividend will be reported to stockholders on Form 1099 after the end of the calendar year.

Mr. James Zelter, Apollo Investment Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, said, "During fiscal year 2013, we successfully repositioned our investment portfolio, by significantly increasing the secured debt portion while maintaining the overall yield. Given the strong market conditions during the March quarter, we were selective investors and focused on sourcing investments directly. Looking ahead, we will continue to prudently invest capital while adhering to our underwriting standards, and we will also continue to look for opportunities to expand our specialist sourcing capabilities in areas with attractive risk adjusted returns."

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2013

Select Balance Sheet Data and Other Data
March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012
Total assets $2.94 billion $2.78 billion
Investment portfolio $2.85 billion $2.68 billion
Net assets $1.68 billion $1.69 billion
Net asset value per share $8.27 $8.55
Number of portfolio companies 81 62
Portfolio Activity
Three months ended
March 31, 2013
Twelve months ended
March 31, 2013
Investments made during the period $428 million $1,537 million
Number of new portfolio companies invested 10 49
Investments sold $(98) million $(717) million
Net activity before repaid investments $330 million $820 million
Investments repaid $(131) million $(620) million
Net investment activity $199 million $200 million
Number of portfolio company exits 2 31
Operating Results
Three months ended
March 31, 2013
Twelve months ended
March 31, 2013*
Net investment income (in thousands) $42,066 $168,430
Net investment income per share $0.21 $0.83**
Net realized and unrealized loss per share $0.12 $(0.31)**
Earnings (loss) per share - basic $0.32 $0.51**
Earnings (loss) per share - diluted $0.31 $0.51**
* Exclusive of non-recurring expenses related to refinancing of revolving credit facility. During the June 2012 quarter, the company recognized net $1.1 million in non-recurring expenses relating to the refinancing of its revolving credit facility.
** Represents rounded numbers.

CONFERENCE CALL / WEBCAST AT 10:00 AM EDT ON MAY 23, 2013

The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. All interested parties are welcome to participate in the conference call by dialing (888) 802-8579 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call; international callers should dial (973) 633-6740. Participants should reference Apollo Investment Corporation or Conference ID # 52019739 when prompted. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis and can be accessed through the Event Calendar in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.apolloic.com. Following the call you may access a replay of the event either telephonically or via audio webcast. The telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the live call and through June 6, 2013 by dialing (800) 585-8367; international callers please dial (404) 537-3406, reference Conference ID # 52019739. A replay of the audio webcast will also be available later that same day. To access the audio webcast please visit the Event Calendar in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.apolloic.com.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

The Company provides a supplemental information package to offer more transparency into its financial results and make its reporting more informative and easier to follow. The supplemental package is available in the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.apolloic.com.

PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, we invested $428 million across 10 new and 9 existing portfolio companies through a combination of primary and secondary market purchases. This compares to investing $147 million across 4 new and 7 existing portfolio companies for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Investments sold or repaid during the three months ended March 31, 2013 totaled $229 million versus $340 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

During our fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, we invested $1.5 billion across 49 new and 36 existing portfolio companies through a combination of primary and secondary market purchases. This compares to $1.5 billion across 21 new and 18 existing portfolio companies for the previous fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. Investments sold or repaid during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 totaled $1.3 billion versus $1.6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. The weighted average yields on our secured loan portfolio, unsecured debt portfolio and total debt portfolio as of March 31, 2013 at our current cost basis were 11.2%, 12.7% and 11.9%, respectively. At March 31, 2012, the yields were 10.2%, 12.7% and 11.9%, respectively.

Our targeted investment size typically ranges between $20 million and $250 million, although this investment size may vary proportionately as the size of our available capital base changes. At March 31, 2013, our net portfolio consisted of 81 portfolio companies and was invested 44% in secured debt, 43% in unsecured debt, 7% in structured products, 0% in preferred equity and 6% in common equity and warrants measured at fair value versus 62 portfolio companies invested 32% in secured debt, 57% in unsecured debt, 3% in structured products, 1% in preferred equity and 7% in common equity and warrants at March 31, 2012.

Since the initial public offering of Apollo Investment in April 2004 and through March 31, 2013, invested capital totaled $10.3 billion in 215 portfolio companies. Over the same period, Apollo Investment completed transactions with more than 100 different financial sponsors.

At March 31, 2013, 64% or $1.6 billion of our income-bearing investment portfolio is fixed rate debt and 36% or $0.9 billion is floating rate debt, measured at fair value. On a cost basis, 65% or $1.6 billion of our income-bearing investment portfolio is fixed rate debt and 35% or $0.9 billion is floating rate debt. At March 31, 2012, 67% or $1.6 billion of our income-bearing investment portfolio was fixed rate debt and 33% or $0.8 billion was floating rate debt. On a cost basis, 65% or $1.7 billion of our income-bearing investment portfolio was fixed rate debt and 35% or $0.9 billion was floating rate debt.

APOLLO INVESTMENT CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
March 31, 2013
March 31, 2012
Assets
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments, at value (cost - $2,550,091 and $2,642,702, respectively) $2,414,307 $