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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Transition Period from                     to                    

Commission File Number: 814-00235

 

 

Rand Capital Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)

 

 

 

New York   16-0961359
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
1405 Rand Building, Buffalo, NY   14203
(Address of Principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(716) 853-0802

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.10 par value   RAND   Nasdaq Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ☑    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ☐    No  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     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.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).     Yes  ☐    No  ☑

As of November 5, 2021, there were 2,581,021 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding.

 

 

 


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RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR FORM 10-Q

PART I. – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

  Financial Statements and Supplementary Data      1  
  Consolidated Statements of Financial Position as of September 30, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020      1  
  Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)      2  
  Consolidated Statements of Changes in Net Assets for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)      4  
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)      5  
  Consolidated Schedule of Portfolio Investments as of September 30, 2021 (Unaudited)      6  
  Consolidated Schedule of Portfolio Investments as of December 31, 2020      14  
  Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)      22  

Item 2.

  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      39  

Item 3.

  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk      50  

Item 4.

  Controls and Procedures      50  
  PART II. – OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

  Legal Proceedings      51  

Item 1A.

  Risk Factors      51  

Item 2.

  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds      51  

Item 3.

  Defaults upon Senior Securities      51  

Item 4.

  Mine Safety Disclosures      51  

Item 5.

  Other Information      51  

Item 6.

  Exhibits      52  


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 

     September 30,
2021
(Unaudited)
    December 31,
2020
 

ASSETS

    

Investments at fair value:

    

Control investments (cost of $1,753,591 and $0, respectively)

   $ 602,570     $ —    

Affiliate investments (cost of $24,929,546 and $14,835,885, respectively)

     28,084,871       13,891,199  

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments (cost of $23,042,003 and $25,884,428, respectively)

     33,414,928       26,157,302  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investments, at fair value (cost of $49,725,140 and $40,720,313, respectively)

     62,102,369       40,048,501  

Cash and cash equivalents

     13,299,834       20,365,415  

Interest receivable (net of allowance of $0 and $15,000, respectively)

     111,213       258,186  

Prepaid income taxes

     200,281       220,740  

Other assets

     167,961       74,100  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 75,881,658     $ 60,966,942  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (NET ASSETS)

 

Liabilities:

    

Debentures guaranteed by the SBA (net of debt issuance costs)

   $ 10,852,844     $ 10,824,587  

Dividend payable

     —         3,434,117  

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     82,309       171,373  

Due to investment adviser

     233,438       156,999  

Capital gains incentive fees

     4,114,000       —    

Deferred revenue

     384,196       153,895  

Deferred taxes

     52,746       121,141  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     15,719,533       14,862,112  

Commitments and contingencies (See Note 5)

    

Stockholders’ equity (net assets):

    

Common stock, $0.10 par; shares authorized 100,000,000; shares issued: 2,648,916; shares outstanding: 2,581,021

     264,892       264,892  

Capital in excess of par value

     52,003,545       52,003,545  

Treasury stock, at cost: 67,895 shares and 66,747 shares, respectively

     (1,566,605     (1,545,834

Total distributable earnings

     9,460,293       (4,617,773
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity (net assets) (per share – $23.31 and $17.86, respectively)

     60,162,125       46,104,830  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (net assets)

   $ 75,881,658     $ 60,966,942  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

     Three months
ended

September 30,
2021
    Three months
ended

September 30,
2020
    Nine months
ended

September 30,
2021
    Nine months
ended

September 30,
2020
 

Investment income:

        

Interest from portfolio companies:

        

Control investment

   $ 8,898     $ —       $ 11,765     $ —    

Affiliate investments

     409,467       178,714       1,023,968       487,822  

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

     339,416       456,160       1,075,016       1,253,439  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest from portfolio companies

     757,781       634,874       2,110,749       1,741,261  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest from other investments:

        

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

     473       1,157       13,343       87,161  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest from other investments

     473       1,157       13,343       87,161  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Dividend and other investment income:

        

Affiliate investments

     100,896       13,125       208,947       39,375  

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

     129,013       80,212       404,678       161,525  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total dividend and other investment income

     229,909       93,337       613,625       200,900  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Fee income:

        

Affiliate investments

     13,867       5,000       77,785       10,417  

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

     10,313       2,500       24,270       7,500  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total fee income

     24,180       7,500       102,055       17,917  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investment income

     1,012,343       736,868       2,839,772       2,047,239  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

   

Base management fee (see Note 8)

     230,724       152,438       619,240       434,201  

Capital gains incentive fees (see Note 8)

     454,000       —         4,114,000       —    

Interest on SBA obligations

     104,190       104,190       312,570       312,570  

Professional fees

     94,258       126,759       378,382       383,795  

Stockholders and office operating

     43,420       50,022       184,503       217,866  

Directors’ fees

     39,050       28,375       114,450       85,125  

Insurance

     9,230       8,033       28,937       26,101  

Corporate development

     2,027       10,474       10,330       12,480  

Bad debt recovery

     (15,000     (24,000     (15,000     (24,000

Other operating

     —         107       108       572  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

     961,899       456,398       5,747,520       1,448,710  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net investment income (loss) before income taxes

     50,444       280,470       (2,907,748     598,529  

Income tax (benefit) expense

     (2,708     —         17,015       (419,101
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net investment income (loss)

     53,152       280,470       (2,924,763     1,017,630  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net realized gain on sales and dispositions of investments:

 

   

Affiliate investments

     —         —         135,430       56,916  

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

     2,601,361       —         4,594,036       2,355,130  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net realized gain on sales and dispositions of investments

     2,601,361       —         4,729,466       2,412,046  

 

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Net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments:

         

Affiliate investments

     3,647,299       —         3,647,299        (515,804

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate investments

     (3,980,612     (17,947     9,401,742        (24,229
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Change in unrealized appreciation/ depreciation before income taxes

     (333,313     (17,947     13,049,041        (540,033

Deferred income tax expense

     —         —         951        1,773,412  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments

     (333,313     (17,947     13,048,090        (2,313,445
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

     2,268,048       (17,947     17,777,556        98,601  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net increase in net assets from operations

   $ 2,321,200     $ 262,523     $ 14,852,793      $ 1,116,231  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

     2,581,679       2,587,155       2,581,942        2,162,308  

Basic and diluted net increase in net assets from operations per share

   $ 0.90     $ 0.10     $ 5.75      $ 0.52  

See accompanying notes

 

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RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS

(Unaudited)

 

     Three months
ended

September 30,
2021
    Three months
ended

September 30,
2020
    Nine months
ended

September 30,
2021
    Nine months
ended

September 30,
2020
 

Net assets at beginning of period

   $ 58,119,821     $ 49,711,314     $ 46,104,830     $ 53,628,516  

Net investment income (loss)

     53,152       280,470       (2,924,763     1,017,630  

Net realized gain on sales and dispositions of investments

     2,601,361       —         4,729,466       2,412,046  

Net change in unrealized appreciation/ depreciation on investments

     (333,313     (17,947     13,048,090       (2,313,445
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase in net assets from operations

     2,321,200       262,523       14,852,793       1,116,231  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Purchase of treasury shares

     (20,771     (23,684     (20,771     (37,988

Declaration of dividend

     (258,125     —         (774,727     (4,756,606
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net assets at end of period

   $ 60,162,125     $ 49,950,153     $ 60,162,125     $ 49,950,153  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

     Nine months
ended

September 30,
2021
    Nine months
ended
September 30,
2020
 

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net increase in net assets from operations

   $ 14,852,793     $ 1,116,231  

Adjustments to reconcile net increase in net assets to net cash used in operating activities:

    

Investments in portfolio companies

     (15,086,336     (7,027,982

Proceeds from sale of portfolio investments

     7,243,193       4,557,542  

Proceeds from loan repayments

     3,873,553       —    

Net realized gain on sales and dispositions of portfolio investments

     (4,729,466     (2,412,046

Change in unrealized (appreciation) depreciation on investments before income taxes

     (13,049,041     540,033  

Deferred income tax (benefit) expense

     (68,395     1,432,893  

Depreciation and amortization

     28,255       28,256  

Original issue discount amortization

     (105,923     (38,552

Non-cash conversion of debenture interest

     (199,848     (280,724

Change in interest receivable allowance

     (15,000     (24,000

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Decrease (increase) in interest receivable

     161,973       (291,236

(Increase) decrease in other assets

     (93,860     211,644  

Decrease in prepaid income taxes

     20,459       302,307  

Decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses

     (89,064     (125,088

Increase in due to investment adviser

     76,439       101,883  

Increase in capital gains incentive fees payable

     4,114,000       —    

Decrease in bonus payable

     —         (80,000

Increase in deferred revenue

     230,301       42,085  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total adjustments

     (17,688,760     3,062,985  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in operating activities

     (2,835,967     (1,946,754
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Payment of cash dividend

     (4,208,843     (4,756,606

Purchase of treasury shares

     (20,771     (37,988
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (4,229,614     (4,794,594
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (7,065,581     (6,741,348

Cash and cash equivalents:

    

Beginning of period

     20,365,415       25,815,720  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

End of period

   $ 13,299,834     $ 19,074,372  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

September 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Company, Geographic Location, Business
Description, (Industry) and Website

 

(a)

Type of Investment

  (b)
Date
Acquired
    (c)
Equity
    Cost     (d)(f)
Fair
Value
    Percent
of Net
Assets
 
Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Investments – 55.5% of net assets: (j)            

ACV Auctions, Inc. NASDAQ: ACVA (e)(g)(n)

Buffalo, NY. Live mobile wholesale auctions for new and used car dealers. (Software)

www.acvauctions.com

  540,580 Class A Common stock valued at $18.12.     8/12/16       <1   $ 149,000     $ 9,795,310       16.3

Ares Capital Corporation NASDAQ: ARCC (n)

New York, NY.

(BDC Investment Fund)

  27,000 shares.     3/16/20       <1     343,460       549,360       0.9

Barings BDC, Inc. NYSE: BBDC (n)

New York, NY.

(BDC Investment Fund)

  40,000 shares.     8/13/20       <1     333,352       440,800       0.7

Caitec, Inc.

Halethorpe, MD. Pet product manufacturer and

  $1,750,000 Subordinated Secured Promissory Note
at 12% (+2% PIK) due June 1, 2026.
    11/6/20       2     1,782,153       1,782,153       6.4
distributor. (Consumer Goods)   150 Class A Units.     11/6/20         150,000       150,000    
www.caitec.com   (g) $1,750,000 Subordinated Secured Promissory Note at
12% (+2% PIK) due June 1, 2026.
    11/6/20       2    

    

1,782,153

 

 

   

    

1,782,153

 

 

 
  (g) 150 Class A Units.     11/6/20         150,000       150,000    
       

 

 

   

 

 

   
  Total Caitec         3,864,306       3,864,306    
       

 

 

   

 

 

   

First Wave Technologies, Inc. (e)(g)

Batavia, NY. Sells First Crush automated pill crusher that crushes and grinds pills for nursing homes and medical institutions. (Health Care)

www.firstwavetechnologies.com

  670,443.2 Class A Common.     4/19/12       2     661,563       33,000       0.1

FS KKR Capital Corp. NYSE: FSK (n)

Philadelphia, PA.

(BDC Investment Fund)

  54,000 shares.     3/16/20       <1     849,438       1,199,340       2.0

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. NASDAQ: GBDC (n)

New York, NY.

(BDC Investment Fund)

  31,250 shares.     3/16/20       <1     403,910       493,542       0.8

GoNoodle, Inc. (g)(l)

Nashville, TN. Student engagement education software providing core aligned physical activity breaks. (Software)

www.gonoodle.com

 

$1,500,000 Secured Note at 12% (1% PIK) due September 30, 2024.

Warrant for 47,324 Series C Preferred.

Warrant for 21,948 Series D Preferred.

   

11/1/19

3/1/15

11/1/19

 

 

 

    <1    

1,528,951

25

38

 

 

 

   

1,528,951

25

38

 

 

 

    2.6
       

 

 

   

 

 

   
  Total GoNoodle         1,529,014       1,529,014    
       

 

 

   

 

 

   

HDI Acquisition LLC (Hilton Displays) (l)

Greenville, NC. HDI is engaged in manufacturing, installation and maintenance of signage and brands. (Manufacturing)

 

$1,245,119 Term Loan at 12%

(+2% PIK) due June 20, 2023.

   
11/8/19
 
   
0

   
    
1,294,578

 
   
    
1,294,578

 
   
2.1

www.hiltondisplays.com            

Lumious (Tech 2000, Inc.) (g)

Herndon, VA. Develops and delivers IT training.

(Software)

www.t2000inc.com

 

$850,000 Replacement Term Note

at 14% due November 15, 2023.

   
11/16/18
 
   
0

   
    
860,777

 
   
    
860,777

 
   
1.4

 

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RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

September 30, 2021 (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Company, Geographic Location, Business
Description, (Industry) and Website

  

(a)

Type of Investment

   (b)
Date
Acquired
     (c)
Equity
    Cost      (d)(f)
Fair
Value
     Percent
of Net
Assets
 

Mattison Avenue Holdings LLC (l)

Dallas, TX. Provider of upscale salon spaces for lease. (Professional Services)

   $1,794,944.92 Third Amended, Restated and Consolidated Promissory Note at 14% (2% PIK) due June 9, 2022.      6/23/21        0     1,810,110        1,810,110        3.0
www.mattisonsalonsuites.com                 
Mercantile Adjustment Bureau, LLC (g)   

$1,199,039 Subordinated Secured Note at 13% (8% effective August 2020) due January 31, 2022.

(e) $150,000 Subordinated Debenture at 8% due January 31, 2022.

Warrant for 3.29% Membership Interests. Option for 1.5% Membership Interests.

     10/22/12        4           1.6
Williamsville, NY. Full-service accounts receivable management and collections company.           780,487        780,487     
(Contact Center) www.mercantilesolutions.com      6/30/14             
          150,000        150,000     
     10/22/12             
          97,625        —       
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
  

Total Mercantile

          1,028,112        930,487     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

OnCore Golf Technology, Inc. (e)(g)

Buffalo, NY. Patented and proprietary golf balls utilizing technology and innovation.

(Consumer Product)

www.oncoregolf.com

   300,483 Preferred AA.      11/30/18        3     752,712        300,000        0.5
Open Exchange, Inc.(e) (g)    397,899 Series C Preferred.      11/13/13        3     1,193,697        2,785,000        9.3
(Formerly KnowledgeVision Systems, Inc.)    397,899 Common.      10/22/19          208,243        2,785,000     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
Lincoln, MA. Online presentation and training    Total Open Exchange           1,401,940        5,570,000     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
software. (Software)                 
www.openexc.com                 

Owl Rock Capital Corporation NYSE:ORRC (n)

New York, NY.

(BDC Investment Fund)

   30,000 shares.      3/16/20        <1     347,067        425,800        0.7

PennantPark Investment Corporation NASDAQ: PNNT (n)

New York, NY.

(BDC Investment Fund)

   195,000 shares.      8/13/20        <1     892,212        1,277,250        2.1

PostProcess Technologies, Inc. (e)(g)

Buffalo, NY. Provides innovative solutions for the post-processing of additive manufactured 3D parts. (Manufacturing) www.postprocess.com

   360,002 Series A1 Preferred.      11/1/19        <1     348,875        348,875        0.6
Rheonix, Inc. (e)    9,676 Common.      10/29/09        4     —          —          1.2
Ithaca, NY. Developer of fully automated microfluidic based molecular assay and diagnostic testing devices. (Health Care)    (g) 1,839,422 Series A Preferred.      12/12/13          2,099,999        —       
   (g) 50,593 Common.      10/24/09          —          —       
   (g) 589,420 Series B Preferred.      9/29/15          702,732        702,732     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
www.rheonix.com    Total Rheonix           2,802,731        702,732     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
SocialFlow, Inc. (e)(g)    1,049,538 Series B Preferred.      4/5/13        4     500,000        92,425        0.5
New York, NY. Provides instant analysis of social    1,204,819 Series B-1 Preferred.      4/8/14          750,000        138,637     
networks using a proprietary, predictive analytic    717,772 Series C Preferred.      6/26/15          500,000        92,425     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

algorithm to optimize advertising and publishing.

   Total Social Flow           1,750,000        323,487     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
(Software) www.socialflow.com                 

Somerset Gas Transmission Company, LLC (e)(m)

Columbus, OH. Natural gas transportation.

(Oil and Gas) www.somersetgas.com

   26.5337 Units.      4/1/05        3%       719,097        500,000        0.8%  

TCG BDC, Inc. NASDAQ: CGBD (n)

New York, NY.

(BDC Investment Fund)

   86,000 shares.      8/13/20        <1%       899,749        1,166,160        1.9%  
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

Subtotal Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Investments

           $ 23,042,003      $ 33,414,928     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

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CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

September 30, 2021 (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Company, Geographic Location, Business
Description, (Industry) and Website

  

(a)

Type of Investment

   (b)
Date
Acquired
     (c)
Equity
    Cost      (d)(f)
Fair
Value
     Percent
of Net
Assets
 
Affiliate Investments – 46.7% of net assets (k)                 
BMP Swanson Holdco, LLC (g)(m) Plano, TX. Designs, installs and maintains a variety of fire protection systems. (Professional Services)   

$1,600,000 Term Note at 12% due

September 4, 2026.

Preferred Membership Interest for 9.29%.

    

3/4/21

3/4/21

 

 

    

9

    


 

  $

 

1,600,000

233,333

 

 

   $

 

1,600,000

233,333

 

 

    

3.0

    


 

          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   Total BMP Swanson           1,833,333        1,833,333     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
Carolina Skiff LLC (g)(m)    6.0825% Class A Common Membership Interest.      1/30/04        7     15,000        1,500,000        2.5
Waycross, GA. Manufacturer of ocean fishing and pleasure boats. (Manufacturing) www.carolinaskiff.com              
                
                

DSD Operating, LLC (m)

Duluth, GA. Design and renovate auto dealerships. (Automotive)

www.dsdteam.com

  

$2,745,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due

September 30, 2026.

1,067 Class A Preferred shares.

1,067 Class B Common shares.

  

 

 

 

9/30/21

 

 

  

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

2,745,000

1,067,500

—  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

2,745,000

1,067,500

—  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

6.3

 

          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   Total DSD           3,812,500        3,812,500     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

Filterworks Acquisition USA, LLC DBA

  

$2,283,702 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due December 4, 2023.

     11/8/19        9    
2,385,650
 
    
2,385,650
 
     4.9
Autotality (l)(m)    562.5 Class A Units.           562,500        562,500     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
Deerfield Beach, FL. Provides spray booth   

Total Filterworks

          2,948,150        2,948,150     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
equipment, frame repair machines and paint booth                 
filter services for collision shops. (Automotive)                 
www.autotality.com                 

ITA Acquisition, LLC (m)

  

$1,900,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due June 21, 2026.

    
6/22/21
 
     24    
1,910,674
 
    
1,910,674
 
     6.5
Ormond Beach, FL. Blind and shade manufacturing.    (g) $1,500,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due June 21, 2026.      6/22/21          1,508,429        1,508,429     
(Manufacturing)    (g) 500 Class A Preferred Units and 500 Class B Common Units.      6/22/21          500,000        500,000     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
www.itainc.com    Total ITA           3,919,103        3,919,103     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

Knoa Software, Inc. (e)(g)

  

973,533 Series A-1 Convertible Preferred.

    
11/20/12
 
     7    
750,000
 
    
—  
 
     0.8

New York, NY. End user experience

   1,876,922 Series B Preferred.      6/9/14          479,155        479,155     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
management and performance (EMP) solutions    Total Knoa           1,229,155        479,155     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
utilizing enterprise applications. (Software)                 
www.knoa.com                 
Mezmeriz, Inc. (e)(g)    1,554,565 Series Seed Preferred.      5/14/15        12     742,850        —          0.0

Ithaca, NY. Technology company developing novel reality capture tools for 3D mapping, reality modeling, object tracking and classification. (Electronics Developer)

www.mezmeriz.com

                

Microcision LLC (g)

Pennsauken Township, NJ. Manufacturer of precision machined medical implants, components and assemblies. (Manufacturing) www.microcision.com

   Membership Interest Purchase Warrant for 5%.      1/10/20        5     110,000        95,000        0.2

New Monarch Machine Tool, Inc. (e)(g)

Cortland, NY. Manufactures and services vertical/horizontal machining centers. (Manufacturing) www.monarchmt.com

   22.84 Common.      1/17/08        15     22,841        —          0.0

 

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CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

September 30, 2021 (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Company, Geographic Location, Business
Description, (Industry) and Website

  

(a)

Type of Investment

   (b)
Date
Acquired
     (c)
Equity
    Cost      (d)(f)
Fair
Value
    Percent
of Net
Assets
 

SciAps, Inc. (e)(g)

   187,500 Series A Preferred.      7/12/13        6     1,500,000        —         2.9

Woburn, MA. Instrumentation company producing portable analytical devices using XRF, LIBS and RAMAN spectroscopy to identify compounds, minerals, and elements. (Manufacturing)

www.sciaps.com

   274,299 Series A1 Convertible Preferred.      4/4/14          504,710        —      
   117,371 Series B Convertible Preferred.      8/31/15          250,000        —      
   113,636 Series C Convertible Preferred.      4/7/16          175,000        —      
   369,698 Series C1 Convertible Preferred.      4/7/16          399,274        —      
   147,059 Series D Convertible Preferred.      5/9/17          250,000        250,000    
   Warrant to purchase Series D-1 Preferred.      5/9/17          45,000        —      
   $1,500,000 Second Amended and Restated Secured Subordinated Promissory Note at 12% due August 20, 2024.      8/20/21          1,476,250        1,476,250    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   
   Total SciAps           4,600,234        1,726,250    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   

Seybert’s Billiards Corporation

Coldwater, MI. Billiard supplies. (Consumer Product)

www.seyberts.com

   $1,400,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due January 19, 2026.      1/19/21        8     1,398,183        1,398,183       4.8
   Warrant for 4%.      1/19/21          25,000        25,000    
   (g) $1,400,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due January 19, 2026.      1/19/21            
          1,398,182        1,398,182    
   Warrant for 4%.      1/19/21          25,000        25,000    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   
   Total Seybert’s           2,846,365        2,846,365    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   

Tilson Technology Management, Inc. (g)

   *120,000 Series B Preferred.      1/20/15        9     600,000        3,900,000       14.8

Portland, ME. Provides network deployment construction and information system services

management for cellular, fiber optic and wireless systems providers. Its affiliated entity, SQF, LLC is a CLEC supporting small cell 5G deployment.

   *21,391 Series C Preferred.      9/28/16          200,000        695,000    
   *70,176 Series D Preferred.      9/29/17          800,000        2,280,000    
   *15,385 Series E Preferred.      3/15/19          500,012        500,012    
   211,567 SQF Hold Co. Common.      3/15/19          —          800,000    
   23,077 Series F Preferred.      6/15/20          750,003        750,003    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   

(Professional Services)

   Total Tilson           2,850,015        8,925,015    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   

www.tilsontech.com

   *2.5% dividend payable quarterly.             

Subtotal Affiliate Investments

           $ 24,929,546      $ 28,084,871    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   

Control Investments – 1.0% of net assets (o)

               

Empire Genomics, Corp. (g)

   $444,915.88 Secured Promissory      5/3/21        29          1.0
Buffalo, NY. Molecular diagnostics company    Note at 8% due December 31, 2026.         $ 444,915      $ 444,915    

that offers a comprehensive menu of assay

   1,576,499 common shares.      5/3/21          1,308,676        157,655    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   

services for diagnosing and guiding patient

   Total Empire           1,753,591        602,570    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   
therapeutic treatments. (Health Care) www.empiregenomics.com                

Subtotal Control Investments

           $ 1,753,591      $ 602,570    
          

 

 

    

 

 

   

TOTAL INVESTMENTS – 103.2%

           $ 49,725,140      $ 62,102,369    
LIABILITIES IN EXCESS OF OTHER ASSETS – (3.2%)                 (1,940,244 )   
             

 

 

   

NET ASSETS – 100%

              $ 60,162,125    
             

 

 

   

 

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CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

September 30, 2021 (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Notes to the Consolidated Schedule of Portfolio Investments

(a) At September 30, 2021, restricted securities represented 75% of the fair value of the investment portfolio. Restricted securities are subject to one or more restrictions on resale and are not freely marketable. Type of investment for equity position is in the form of shares unless otherwise noted as units or interests, i.e., preferred shares, common shares.

(b) The Date Acquired column indicates the date on which the Corporation first acquired an investment.

(c) Each equity percentage estimates the Corporation’s ownership interest in the applicable portfolio investment. The estimated ownership is calculated based on the percent of outstanding voting securities held by the Corporation or the potential percentage of voting securities held by the Corporation upon exercise of warrants or conversion of debentures, or other available data. If applicable, the symbol “<1%” indicates that the Corporation holds an equity interest of less than one percent.

(d) The Corporation’s investments are carried at fair value in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 820 “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” which defines fair value and establishes guidelines for measuring fair value. At September 30, 2021, ASC 820 designates 75% of the Corporation’s investments as “Level 3” assets. Under the valuation policy of the Corporation, unrestricted publicly traded securities are valued at the average closing price for these securities for the last three trading days of the reporting period. Restricted securities are subject to restrictions on resale and are valued at fair value as determined by our external investment advisor Rand Capital Management, LLC (“RCM”) and submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. Fair value is considered to be the amount that the Corporation may reasonably expect to receive for portfolio securities when sold on the valuation date. Valuations as of any particular date, however, are not necessarily indicative of amounts which may ultimately be realized as a result of future sales or other dispositions of securities and these favorable or unfavorable differences could be material. Among the factors considered in determining the fair value of restricted securities are the financial condition and operating results, projected operations, and other analytical data relating to the investment. Also considered are the market prices for unrestricted securities of the same class (if applicable) and other matters which may have an impact on the value of the portfolio company (see Note 3. “Investments” to the Consolidated Financial Statements).

(e) These investments are non-income producing. All other investments are income producing. Non-income producing investments have not generated cash payments of interest or dividends including LLC tax-related distributions within the last twelve months or are not expected to do so going forward. If a debt or a preferred equity investment fails to make its most recent payment, then the investment will also be classified as non-income producing.

(f) As of September 30, 2021, the total cost of investment securities was approximately $49.7 million. Net unrealized appreciation was approximately $12.4 million, which was comprised of $22.9 million of unrealized appreciation of investment securities and ($10.5) million of unrealized depreciation of investment securities. At September 30, 2021, the aggregate gross unrealized gain for federal income tax purposes was $22.7 million and the aggregate gross unrealized loss for federal income tax purposes was ($10.7) million. The net unrealized gain for federal income tax purposes was $12.0 million based on a tax cost of $50.1 million.

(g) Rand Capital SBIC, Inc. investment.

(h) Reduction in cost and value from previously reported balances reflects current principal repayment.

(i) Represents interest due (amounts over $50,000) from investments included as interest receivable on the Corporation’s Consolidated Statements of Financial Position.

(j) Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Investments are investments that are neither Control Investments nor Affiliate Investments.

(k) Affiliate Investments are defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“1940 Act”), as those Non-Control investments in companies in which between 5% and 25% of the voting securities are owned by the Corporation.

(l) Payment in kind (PIK) represents earned interest that is added to the cost basis of the investment and due at maturity. The amount of PIK earned is included in the interest rate detailed in the “Type of Investment” column, unless it has been noted with a (+), in which case the PIK is in addition to the face amount of interest due on the security.

(m) Equity holdings are held in a wholly owned (100%) “blocker corporation” of Rand Capital Corporation or Rand Capital SBIC, Inc. for federal income tax and Regulated Investment Company (RIC) compliance.

(n) Publicly traded company.

(o) Control Investments are defined by the 1940 Act as investments in companies in which more than 25% of the voting securities are owned by the Corporation or where greater than 50% of the board representation is maintained.

 

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CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

September 30, 2021 (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Investments in and Advances to Affiliates

 

Company

 

Type of Investment

   January 1,
2021, Fair

Value
     Net Change in
Unrealized
Appreciation
(Depreciation)
    Gross
Additions

(1)
     Gross
Reductions
(2)
    September 30,
2021 Fair
Value
     Net
Realized
Gains
     Amount of
Interest/
Dividend/
Fee Income
(3)
 
Control Investments: Empire Genomics   $444,915.88 Secured Promissory Note at 8% due December 31, 2026.    $ —        $ —       $ 444,915      $ —       $ 444,915      $ —        $ 11,765  
  1,576,499 common shares.      —          —         157,655        —         157,655        —          —    
  Total Empire    $ —        $ —       $ 602,570      $ —       $ 602,570      $ —        $ 11,765  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  Total Control Investments    $ —        $ —       $ 602,570      $ —       $ 602,570      $ —        $ 11,765  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
Affiliate Investments:                     
BMP Swanson Holdco, LLC   $1,600,000 Term Note at 12% due September 4, 2026.    $ —        $ —       $ 1,600,000      $ —       $ 1,600,000      $ —        $ 115,889  
  Preferred Membership Interest for 9.29%      —          —         233,333        —         233,333        —          —    
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  Total BMP Swanson      —          —         1,833,333        —         1,833,333        —          115,889  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
Carolina Skiff LLC   6.0825% Class A Common Membership interest.      1,500,000        —         —          —         1,500,000        —          81,801  

ClearView Social, Inc.

  312,500 Series Seed Plus Preferred.      200,000        —         —          (200,000     —          135,430        —    

DSD Operating, LLC

  $2,745,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due September 30, 2026.      —          —         2,745,000        —         2,745,000        —          —    
  1,067 Class A Preferred shares.      —          —         1,067,500        —         1,067,500        —          —    
  1,067 Class B Common shares.      —          —         —          —         —          —          —    
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  Total DSD      —          —         3,812,500        —         3,812,500        —          —    
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
Filterworks Acquisition USA, LLC   $2,283,702 Term Note at 12%.      2,349,831        —         35,819        —         2,385,650        —          250,736  
  562.5 Class A Units.      562,500        —         —          —         562,500        —          —    
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  Total Filterworks      2,912,331        —         35,819        —         2,948,150        —          250,736  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
ITA Acquisition   $1,900,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due June 22, 2026.      —          —         1,910,674        —         1,910,674        —          76,600  
  (g) $1,500,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due June 22, 2026.      —          —         1,508,429        —         1,508,429        —          60,530  
  (g) 500 Class A Preferred Units and 500 Class B Common Units.      —          —         500,000        —         500,000        —          14,096  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  Total ITA      —          —         3,919,103        —         3,919,103        —          151,226  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
Knoa Software, Inc.   973,533 Series A-1 Convertible Preferred.      544,860        (544,860     —          —         —          —          87,771  
  1,876,922 Series B Preferred.      479,155        —         —          —         479,155        —          —    
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  Total Knoa      1,024,015        (544,860     —          —         479,155        —          87,771  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Mezmeriz, Inc.

  1,554,565 Series Seed Preferred.      —          —         —          —         —          —          —    

Microcision

  $1,500,000 Subordinated Promissory Note at 10%.      1,411,997        —         88,003        (1,500,000     —          —          126,711  
  Membership Interest Purchase Warrant for 5%.      95,000        —         —          —         95,000        —          —    
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  Total Microcision      1,506,997        —         88,003        (1,500,000     95,000        —          126,711  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
New Monarch Machine Tool, Inc.   22.84 Common.      22,841        (22,841     —          —         —          —          —    

OnCore Golf Technology, Inc.

  300,483 Series A Preferred.      300,000        —         —          (300,000     —          —          —    

SciAps, Inc.

  187,500 Series A Preferred.      —          —         —          —         —          —          —    
  274,299 Series A-1 Convertible Preferred.      —          —         —          —         —          —          —    
  117,371 Series B Convertible Preferred.      —          —         —          —         —          —          —    
  113,636 Series C Convertible Preferred.      —          —         —          —         —          —          —    
  369,698 Series C-1 Convertible Preferred.      —          —         —          —         —          —          —    
  147,059 Series D Convertible Preferred.      250,000        —         —          —         250,000        —          —    
  Warrant to Purchase Series D-1 Preferred.      —          —         —          —         —          —          —    
  $1,500,000 Subordinated Promissory Note at 12%.      1,465,000        —         11,250        —         1,476,250        —          161,250  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  Total SciAps      1,715,000        —         11,250        —         1,726,250        —          161,250  
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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(Unaudited)

 

Company

  

Type of Investment

  January 1,
2021, Fair

Value
    Net Change in
Unrealized
Appreciation
(Depreciation)
    Gross
Additions

(1)
    Gross
Reductions
(2)
    September 30,
2021 Fair
Value
    Net
Realized
Gains
    Amount of
Interest/
Dividend/
Fee Income
(3)
 
Seybert’s Billiards Corporation    $1,400,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due January 19, 2026.     —         —         1,398,183       —         1,398,183       —         147,970  
   Warrant for 4%.     —         —         25,000       —         25,000       —         —    
  

(g) $1,400,000 Term Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due January 19, 2026.

             
    —         —         1,398,182       —         1,398,182       —         147,971  
  

Warrant for 4%.

    —         —         25,000       —         25,000       —         —    
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   Total Seybert’s     —         —         2,846,365       —         2,846,365       —         295,941  
        

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Tilson Technology    120,000 Series B Preferred.     1,950,000       1,950,000       —         —         3,900,000       —         39,375  
Management, Inc.    21,391 Series C Preferred.     347,604       347,396       —         —         695,000       —         —    
   70,176 Series D Preferred.     1,140,360       1,139,640       —         —         2,280,000       —         —    
   15,385 Series E Preferred.     500,012       —         —         —         500,012       —         —    
   23,077 Series F Preferred.     750,003       —         —         —         750,003       —         —    
   211,567 SQF Hold Co. Common.     22,036       777,964       —         —         800,000       —         —    
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   Total Tilson     4,710,015       4,215,000       —         —         8,925,015       —         39,375  
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   Total Affiliate Investments   $ 13,891,199     $ 3,647,299     $ 12,546,373     ($ 2,000,000 )    $ 28,084,871     $ 135,430     $ 1,310,700  
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   Total Control and Affiliate Investments   $ 13,891,199     $ 3,647,299     $ 13,148,943     ($ 2,000,000 )    $ 28,687,441     $ 135,430     $ 1,322,465  
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

This schedule should be read in conjunction with the Corporation’s Consolidated Financial Statements, including the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Consolidated Schedule of Portfolio Investments.

 

(1)

Gross additions include increases in the cost basis of investments resulting from new portfolio investments, follow on investments, capitalized interest and the accretion of discounts. Gross additions also include the movement of an existing portfolio company into this category and out of another category.

(2)

Gross reductions include decreases in the cost basis of investments resulting from principal repayments, sales, note conversions, the exchange of existing securities for new securities and the movement of an existing portfolio company out of this category and into another category.

(3)

Represents the total amount of interest, fees or dividends credited to income for the portion of the period an investment was included in “Control or Affiliate” categories, respectively.

 

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September 30, 2021 (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

Industry Classification

   Percentage of Total
Investments (at fair value)
as of September 30, 2021

Software

       29.9%

Professional Services

   21.8

Manufacturing

   14.3

Consumer Product

   11.3

Automotive

   10.9

BDC Investment Fund

   8.9

Healthcare

   2.1

Oil and Gas

   0.8
  

 

Total Investments

       100%
  

 

 

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Company, Geographic Location, Business 

Description, (Industry) and Website

  

(a)

Type of Investment

   (b)
Date
Acquired
     (c)
Equity
    Cost      (d)(f)
Fair
Value
     Percent
of Net
Assets
 
Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Investments – 56.8% of net assets: (j)                 
ACV Auctions, Inc. (e)(g)    1,181,160 Series A Preferred.      8/12/16        <1   $ 163,000      $ 6,531,815        14.2

Buffalo, NY. Live mobile wholesale auctions for new and used car dealers. (Software)

www.acvauctions.com

                

Advantage 24/7 LLC (g)(h)

Williamsville, NY. Marketing program for wine and spirits dealers. (Marketing Company) www.advantage24-7.com

   $140,000 Term Note at 7% due January 1, 2022.      1/1/19        0     55,000        55,000        0.1

Apollo Investment Corporation NASDAQ: AINV (n) Public BDC

New York, NY.

   35,000 shares.      3/16/20        <1     364,084        371,700        0.8

Ares Capital Corporation NASDAQ: ARCC (n) Public BDC

New York, NY.

   27,000 shares.      3/16/20        <1     343,460        451,800        1.0

Barings BDC, Inc. NYSE: BBDC (n) Public BDC

New York, NY.

   40,000 shares.      8/13/20        <1     333,352        366,933        0.8
Caitec, Inc.    $1,750,000 Subordinated Secured      11/6/20        2           8.3

Halethorpe, MD. Pet product manufacturer.

(Manufacturing)

www.caitec.com

   Promissory Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due June 1, 2026.           1,755,351        1,755,351     
   150 Class A Units.      11/6/20          150,000        150,000     
   (g) $1,750,000 Subordinated Secured Promissory Note at 12% (+2% PIK) due June 1, 2026.      11/6/20        2        
          1,755,351        1,755,351     
   (g) 150 Class A Units.      11/6/20          150,000        150,000     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   Total Caitec           3,810,702        3,810,702     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
Centivo Corporation (e)(g)    190,967 Series A-1 Preferred.      3/19/18        <1     200,000        320,042        3.0
New York, NY. Tech-enabled health solutions    337,808 Series A-2 Preferred.      3/19/18          101,342        566,132     
company that helps self-insured employers and their    298,347 Series B Preferred.      11/9/20          500,000        500,000     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
employees save money and have a better experience.    Total Centivo           801,342        1,386,174     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

(Health Care)

www.centivo.com

                
Empire Genomics, LLC (g)    $1,209,014 Senior Secured      6/13/14        0           1.3
Buffalo, NY. Molecular diagnostics company that    Convertible Term Notes at 10% due February 28, 2021.              
offers a comprehensive menu of assay services for           1,308,675        157,654     
diagnosing and guiding patient therapeutic treatments.    $444,915 Promissory Note at 9% due February 28, 2021.      10/1/18             

(Health Care)

www.empiregenomics.com

          444,915        444,915     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   Total Empire           1,753,590        602,569     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
First Wave Technologies, Inc. (e)(g)    670,443.2 Class A Common.      4/19/12        2     661,563        33,000        0.1

Batavia, NY. Sells First Crush automated pill crusher that crushes and grinds pills for nursing homes and medical institutions. (Health Care)

www.firstwavetechnologies.com

                

FS KKR Capital Corp. NYSE: FSK (n) Public BDC

Philadelphia, PA.

   25,000 shares.      3/16/20        <1     338,980        412,417        0.9
GiveGab, Inc. (e)(g)    5,084,329 Series Seed Preferred.      1/14/15        4     616,221        616,221        1.3

Ithaca, NY. Nonprofit giving platform that provides an easy and effective way for fundraising professionals to raise money online. (Software)

www.givegab.com

                

 

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December 31, 2020 (Continued)

 

Company, Geographic Location, Business 

Description, (Industry) and Website

  

(a)

Type of Investment

   (b)
Date
Acquired
     (c)
Equity
    Cost      (d)(f)
Fair
Value
     Percent
of Net
Assets
 

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. NASDAQ: GBDC (n) Public BDC

New York, NY.

   31,250 shares.      3/16/20        <1     403,910        435,520        0.9

GoNoodle, Inc. (g)(l) Nashville, TN. Student engagement education software providing core aligned physical activity

breaks. (Software)

www.gonoodle.com

   $1,500,000 Secured Note at 12% (1% PIK) due September 30, 2024.      11/1/19        <1     1,517,539        1,517,539        3.3
   Warrant for 47,324 Series C Preferred.      3/1/15          25        25     
   Warrant for 21,948 Series D Preferred.      11/1/19          38        38     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   Total GoNoodle           1,517,602        1,517,602     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
HDI Acquisition LLC (Hilton Displays) (l) Greenville, NC. HDI is engaged in manufacturing, installation and maintenance of signage and brands. (Manufacturing) www.hiltondisplays.com   

$1,245,119 Term Loan at 12% (+2%

PIK) due June 20, 2023.

     11/8/19        0    

    

1,275,140

 

 

    

    

1,275,140

 

 

     2.8
Lumious (Tech 2000, Inc.) (g) Herndon, VA. Develops and delivers IT training. (Software) www.t2000inc.com    $850,000 Replacement Term Note at 14% due November 15, 2021.     

11/16/18

    

 

 

    

0

    


 

    860,777        860,777       

1.9

    


 

Mattison Avenue Holdings LLC (l)    $1,031,406 Second Amended, Restated and Consolidated Promissory Note at 14% (2% PIK) due June 9, 2022.      11/8/19        0           2.5

Dallas, TX. Provider of upscale salon spaces for lease. (Professional Services)

www.mattisonsalonsuites.com

         

    

1,122,204

 

 

    

    

1,122,204

 

 

  
Mercantile Adjustment Bureau, LLC (g)   

$1,199,039 Subordinated Secured Note at 13% (8% effective August 2020) due January 31, 2022.

(e) $150,000 Subordinated Debenture at 8% due January 31, 2022.

Warrant for 3.29% Membership Interests. Option for 1.5% Membership Interests.

     10/22/12        4           1.1

Williamsville, NY. Full-service accounts

receivable management and collections company.

(Contact Center)

www.mercantilesolutions.com

  

 

 

 

6/30/14

    

10/22/12

 

 

 

 

      

 

1,199,040

 

150,000

    

97,625

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

500,000

 

—  

    

—  

 

 

 

 

 

  
     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   Total Mercantile           1,446,665        500,000     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
Open Exchange, Inc.(e) (g)    397,899 Series C Preferred.      11/13/13        4     1,193,697        543,283        1.4
(Formerly KnowledgeVision Systems, Inc.)    397,899 Common.      10/22/19          208,243        108,656     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

Lincoln, MA. Online presentation and training software. (Software)

www.openexc.com

   Total Open Exchange           1,401,940        651,939     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
                

Owl Rock Capital Corporation NYSE: ORRC (n) Public BDC

New York, NY.

   30,000 shares.      3/16/20        <1     347,067        380,900        0.8

PennantPark Investment Corporation NASDAQ: PNNT (n) Public BDC

New York, NY.

   100,000 shares.      8/13/20        <1     370,130        458,667        1.0
PostProcess Technologies, Inc. (e)(g) Buffalo, NY. Provides innovative solutions for the post-processing of additive manufactured 3D parts. (Manufacturing) www.postprocess.com    360,002 Series A1 Preferred.      11/1/19        <1     348,875        471,603        1.0
Rheonix, Inc. (e)    9,676 Common.      10/29/09        4     —          —          1.5

Ithaca, NY. Developer of fully automated

microfluidic based molecular assay and diagnostic

testing devices. (Health Care)

   (g) 1,839,422 Series A Preferred.      12/12/13          2,099,999        —       
   (g) 50,593 Common.      10/24/09          —          —       
   (g) 589,420 Series B Preferred.      9/29/15          702,732        702,732     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
www.rheonix.com    Total Rheonix           2,802,731        702,732     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

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Company, Geographic Location, Business 

Description, (Industry) and Website

  

(a)

Type of Investment

   (b)
Date
Acquired
     (c)
Equity
    Cost      (d)(f)
Fair
Value
     Percent
of Net
Assets
 
Science and Medicine Group, Inc. (SMG) (g)    $1,900,000 Participation Agreement of      7/31/20        0           4.1

Arlington, VA. Research and advisory firm

serving the life science, analytical instrument, diagnostic, healthcare, radiology, and dental industries. (Health Care)

   $5,000,000 Promissory Note at 12% due March 5, 2023.        

 

1,900,000

 

  

 

1,900,000

 

  
www.scienceandmedicinegroup.com              
SocialFlow, Inc. (e)(g)    1,049,538 Series B Preferred.      4/5/13        4     500,000        92,425        0.7
New York, NY. Provides instant analysis of social networks using a proprietary, predictive analytic algorithm to optimize advertising and publishing. (Software) www.socialflow.com    1,204,819 Series B-1 Preferred.      4/8/14          750,000        138,637     
   717,772 Series C Preferred.      6/26/15          500,000        92,425     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   Total Social Flow           1,750,000        323,487     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
                

Somerset Gas Transmission Company, LLC (e)(m)

Columbus, OH. Natural gas transportation. (Oil and Gas) www.somersetgas.com

   26.5337 Units.      4/1/05        3     719,097        500,000        1.1
TCG BDC, Inc. NASDAQ: CGBD (n) Public BDC    40,000 shares.      8/13/20        <1     376,996        418,400        0.9
New York, NY.                 
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
Subtotal Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Investments            $ 25,884,428      $ 26,157,302     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
Affiliate Investments – 30.1% of net assets (k)
Carolina Skiff LLC (g)(m)
   6.0825% Class A Common Membership Interest.      1/30/04        7   $ 15,000      $ 1,500,000        3.2

Waycross, GA. Manufacturer of ocean fishing and pleasure boats. (Manufacturing)

www.carolinaskiff.com

                

ClearView Social, Inc. (e)(g) Buffalo, NY. Social media publishing tool for law, CPA and professional firms. (Software)

www.clearviewsocial.com

   312,500 Series Seed Plus Preferred.      1/4/16        6     200,000        200,000        0.4
Filterworks Acquisition USA, LLC (l)(m)    $2,283,702 Term Note at 12% (+2%      11/8/19        9           6.3

Deerfield Beach, FL. Provides spray booth

equipment, frame repair machines and paint booth

   PIK) due December 4, 2023.           2,349,831        2,349,831     
   562.5 Class A Units.           562,500        562,500     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
filter services for collision shops. (Automotive)    Total Filterworks           2,912,331        2,912,331     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
www.filterworksusa.com                 
Knoa Software, Inc. (e)(g)    973,533 Series A-1 Convertible      11/20/12        7           2.2
New York, NY. End user experience management and performance (EMP) solutions utilizing enterprise applications. (Software)    Preferred.           750,000        544,860     
   1,876,922 Series B Preferred.      6/9/14          479,155        479,155     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   Total Knoa           1,229,155        1,024,015     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
www.knoa.com                 

Mezmeriz, Inc. (e)(g) Ithaca, NY. Technology company developing novel reality capture tools for 3D mapping, reality modeling, object tracking and classification.

(Electronics Developer)

www.mezmeriz.com

   1,554,565 Series Seed Preferred.      5/14/15        12     742,850        —          0.0

 

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Company, Geographic Location, Business 

Description, (Industry) and Website

  

(a)

Type of Investment

   (b)
Date
Acquired
     (c)
Equity
    Cost      (d)(f)
Fair
Value
     Percent
of Net
Assets
 
Microcision LLC (g)    $1,500,000 Subordinated Promissory      1/10/20        5           3.3
Pennsauken Township, NJ. Manufacturer of precision machined medical implants, components and assemblies. (Manufacturing)   

Note at 11% due January 10, 2025.

Membership Interest Purchase

Warrant for 5%.

          1,411,997        1,411,997     
     1/10/20             
          110,000        95,000     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
www.microcision.com    Total Microcision           1,521,997        1,506,997     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    

New Monarch Machine Tool, Inc. (e)(g) Cortland, NY. Manufactures and services vertical/horizontal machining centers. (Manufacturing)

www.monarchmt.com

   22.84 Common.      1/17/08        15     22,841        22,841        0.1

OnCore Golf Technology, Inc. (e)(g) Buffalo, NY. Patented and proprietary golf balls utilizing technology and innovation.

(Consumer Product)

www.oncoregolf.com

   300,483 Preferred AA.      11/30/18        5     752,712        300,000        0.7
SciAps, Inc. (e)(g)    187,500 Series A Preferred.      7/12/13        6     1,500,000        —          3.7

Woburn, MA. Instrumentation company producing portable analytical devices using XRF, LIBS and RAMAN spectroscopy to identify

compounds, minerals, and elements.

   274,299 Series A1 Convertible Preferred.      4/4/14          504,710        —       
   117,371 Series B Convertible Preferred.      8/31/15          250,000        —       
   113,636 Series C Convertible Preferred.      4/7/16          175,000        —       
   369,698 Series C1 Convertible Preferred.      4/7/16          399,274        —       
(Manufacturing)    147,059 Series D Convertible Preferred.      5/9/17          250,000        250,000     
www.sciaps.com    Warrant to purchase Series D-1 Preferred.      5/9/17          45,000        —       
   $1,500,000 Secured Subordinated Promissory Note at 12% due April 23, 2023.      4/23/20             
          1,465,000        1,465,000     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   Total SciAps           4,588,984        1,715,000     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
   (i) Interest receivable $123,500.              
Tilson Technology Management, Inc. (g)    *120,000 Series B Preferred.      1/20/15        9     600,000        1,950,000        10.2
Portland, ME. Provides network deployment    *21,391 Series C Preferred.      9/28/16          200,000        347,604     
construction and information system services    *70,176 Series D Preferred.      9/29/17          800,000        1,140,360     
management for cellular, fiber optic and wireless systems providers. Its affiliated entity, SQF, LLC is a CLEC supporting small cell 5G deployment.    *15,385 Series E Preferred.      3/15/19          500,012        500,012     
   211,567 SQF Hold Co. Common.      3/15/19          —          22,036     
   23,077 Series F Preferred.      6/15/20          750,003        750,003     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
(Professional Services)    Total Tilson           2,850,015        4,710,015     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
www.tilsontech.com    *2.5% dividend payable quarterly.              
Subtotal Affiliate Investments            $ 14,835,885      $ 13,891,199     
          

 

 

    

 

 

    
TOTAL INVESTMENTS – 86.9%            $ 40,720,313      $ 40,048,501     
          

 

 

       
OTHER ASSETS IN EXCESS OF LIABILITIES – 13.1%               $ 6,056,329     
             

 

 

    
NET ASSETS – 100%               $ 46,104,830     
             

 

 

    

 

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RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

December 31, 2020 (Continued)

 

Notes to the Consolidated Schedule of Portfolio Investments

(a) At December 31, 2020, restricted securities represented 92% of the fair value of the investment portfolio. Restricted securities are subject to one or more restrictions on resale and are not freely marketable. Type of investment for equity position is in the form of shares unless otherwise noted as units or interests, i.e., preferred shares, common shares.

(b) The Date Acquired column indicates the date on which the Corporation first acquired an investment.

(c) Each equity percentage estimates the Corporation’s ownership interest in the applicable portfolio investment. The estimated ownership is calculated based on the percent of outstanding voting securities held by the Corporation or the potential percentage of voting securities held by the Corporation upon exercise of warrants or conversion of debentures, or other available data. If applicable, the symbol “<1%” indicates that the Corporation holds an equity interest of less than one percent.

(d) The Corporation’s investments are carried at fair value in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 820 “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” which defines fair value and establishes guidelines for measuring fair value. At December 31, 2020, ASC 820 designates 92% of the Corporation’s investments as “Level 3” assets. Under the valuation policy of the Corporation, unrestricted publicly traded securities are valued at the average closing price for these securities for the last three trading days of the reporting period. Restricted securities are subject to restrictions on resale and are valued at fair value as determined by our external investment advisor Rand Capital Management, LLC (“RCM”) and submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. Fair value is considered to be the amount that the Corporation may reasonably expect to receive for portfolio securities when sold on the valuation date. Valuations as of any particular date, however, are not necessarily indicative of amounts which may ultimately be realized as a result of future sales or other dispositions of securities and these favorable or unfavorable differences could be material. Among the factors considered in determining the fair value of restricted securities are the financial condition and operating results, projected operations, and other analytical data relating to the investment. Also considered are the market prices for unrestricted securities of the same class (if applicable) and other matters which may have an impact on the value of the portfolio company (see Note 3. “Investments” to the Consolidated Financial Statements).

(e) These investments are non-income producing. All other investments are income producing. Non-income producing investments have not generated cash payments of interest or dividends including LLC tax-related distributions within the last twelve months or are not expected to do so going forward. However, if a debt or a preferred equity investment fails to make its most recent payment, then the investment will also be classified as non-income producing.

(f) As of December 31, 2020, the total cost of investment securities was approximately $40.7 million. Net unrealized depreciation was approximately ($672) thousand, which was comprised of $10.6 million of unrealized appreciation of investment securities and ($11.3) million of unrealized depreciation of investment securities. At December 31, 2020, the aggregate gross unrealized gain for federal income tax purposes was $10.1 million and the aggregate gross unrealized loss for federal income tax purposes was ($11.3) million. The net unrealized loss for federal income tax purposes was ($1.2) million based on a tax cost of $40.9 million.

(g) Rand Capital SBIC, Inc. investment.

(h) Reduction in cost and value from previously reported balances reflects current principal repayment.

(i) Represents interest due (amounts over $50,000) from investments included as interest receivable on the Corporation’s Consolidated Statements of Financial Position.

(j) Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Investments are investments that are neither Control Investments nor Affiliate Investments.

(k) Affiliate Investments are defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“1940 Act”), as those Non-Control investments in companies in which between 5% and 25% of the voting securities are owned by the Corporation.

(l) Payment in kind (PIK) represents earned interest that is added to the cost basis of the investment and due at maturity. The amount of PIK earned is included in the interest rate detailed in the “Type of Investment” column, unless it has been noted with a (+), in which case the PIK is in addition to the face amount of interest due on the security.

(m) Equity holdings are held in a wholly owned (100%) “blocker corporation” of Rand Capital Corporation or Rand Capital SBIC, Inc. for federal income tax and Regulated Investment Company (RIC) compliance.

(n) Publicly traded company.

 

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CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

December 31, 2020 (Continued)

 

Investments in and Advances to Affiliates

 

Company

 

Type of Investment

  December 31,
2019 Fair
Value
    Net Change in
Unrealized
Appreciation
(Depreciation)
    Gross
Additions
(1)
    Gross
Reductions
(2)
    December 31,
2020

Fair Value
    Net
Realized
(Losses)
Gains
    Amount of
Interest/

Dividend/
Fee
Income (3)
 
Control Investments:              
  Total Control Investments   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Affiliate Investments:                
BeetNPath, LLC   1,119,024 Series A-2 Preferred Membership Units.   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —       ($ 359,000   $ —    
  1,032,918 Series B Preferred Membership Units.     —         —         —         —         —         (261,277     —    
  $262,626.64 Convertible Secured Notes at 8%.     —         —         —         —         —         (262,627     —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  Total BeetNPath     —         —         —         —         —         (882,904     —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Carolina Skiff LLC   6.0825% Class A Common Membership interest.     1,750,000       (250,000     —         —         1,500,000       —         66,230  
ClearView Social, Inc.   312,500 Series Seed Plus Preferred.     200,000       —         —         —         200,000       —         —    
Filterworks   $2,283,702 Term Note at 12%.     2,302,653       —         47,178       —         2,349,831       —         330,251  
Acquisition USA, LLC   562.5 Class A Units.     562,500       —         —         —         562,500       —         —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  Total Filterworks     2,865,153       —         47,178       —         2,912,331       —         330,251  
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Genicon, Inc.   1,586,902 Series B Preferred.     —         —         —         —         —         (1,000,000     —    
  $3,250,000 Promissory Notes at 10%.     500,000       (500,000     —         —         —         (3,743,377     17,054  
  $250,000 Promissory Note at 10%     250,000       (250,000     —         —         —         (262,184     —    
  Warrant for Common.     —         —         —         —         —         (120,000     —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  Total Genicon     750,000       (750,000     —         —         —         (5,125,561     17,054  
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
G- TEC Natural Gas
Systems
  16.639% Class A Membership Interest. 8% cumulative dividend.     —         —         —         —         —         (400,000     —    
Knoa Software, Inc.   973,533 Series A-1 Convertible Preferred.     750,000       (205,140     —         —         544,860       —         —    
  1,876,922 Series B Preferred.     479,155       —         —         —         479,155       —         —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  Total Knoa     1,229,155       (205,140     —         —         1,024,015       —         —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Mezmeriz, Inc.   1,554,565 Series Seed Preferred.     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    
Microcision   $1,500,000 Subordinated Promissory Note at 10%.     —         —         1,500,000       (88,003     1,411,997       —         187,414  
  Membership Interest Purchase Warrant for 5%     —         (15,000     110,000       —         95,000       116,991       —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  Total Microcision     —         (15,000     1,610,000       (88,003     1,506,997       116,991       187,414  
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
New Monarch
Machine Tool, Inc.
  22.84 Common.     22,841       —         —         —         22,841       —      
OnCore Golf
Technology, Inc.
  300,483 Series AA Preferred.     300,000       —         —         —         300,000       —         —    
SciAps, Inc.   187,500 Series A Preferred.     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    
  274,299 Series A-1 Convertible Preferred.     —         —         —         —         —         —         —    
  117,371 Series B Convertible Preferred.     250,000       (250,000     —         —         —         —         —    
  113,636 Series C Convertible Preferred.     175,000       (175,000     —         —         —         —         —    
  369,698 Series C-1 Convertible Preferred.     399,274       (399,274     —         —         —         —         —    
  147,059 Series D Convertible Preferred.     250,000       —         —         —         250,000       —         —    
  Warrant to Purchase Series D-1 Preferred.     —         ( 45,000     45,000       —         —         —         —    
  $1,500,000 Subordinated Promissory Note at 12%.     —         —         1,500,000       (35,000     1,465,000       —         147,667  
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  Total SciAps     1,074,274       (869,274     1,545,000       (35,000     1,715,000       —         147,667  
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
Teleservices Solutions

Holdings, LLC

  250,000 Class B Preferred Units.     —         —         —         —         —         (250,000     —    
  1,000,000 Class C Preferred Units.     —         —         —         —         —         (1,190,680     —    
  80,000 Class D Preferred Units.     —         —         —         —         —         (91,200     —    
  PIK Dividend for Series C and D at 12% and 14%, respectively.     —         —         —         —         —         (104,198     —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  Total Teleservices     —         —         —         —         —         (1,636,078     —    
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

December 31, 2020 (Continued)

 

Investments in and Advances to Affiliates

 

Company

  

Type of Investment

   December 31,
2019 Fair
Value
     Net Change in
Unrealized
Appreciation
(Depreciation)
    Gross
Additions

(1)
     Gross
Reductions

(2)
    December 31,
2020 Fair
Value
     Net Realized
(Losses)
Gains
    Amount of
Interest/
Dividend/

Fee
Income (3)
 

Tilson Technology

   120,000 Series B Preferred.      1,950,000        —         —          —         1,950,000        —         52,500  

Management, Inc.

   21,391 Series C Preferred.      347,604        —         —          —         347,604        —         —    
   70,176 Series D Preferred.      1,140,360        —         —          —         1,140,360        —         —    
   15,385 Series E Preferred.      500,012        —         —          —         500,012        —         —    
   23,077 Series F Preferred.      —          —         750,003        —         750,003        —         —    
   211,567 SQF Hold Co. Common.      22,036        —         —          —         22,036        —         —    
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   Total Tilson      3,960,012        —         750,003        —         4,710,015        —         52,500  
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   Total Affiliate Investments    $ 12,151,435      ($ 2,089,414 )    $ 3,952,181      ($ 123,003 )    $ 13,891,199      ($ 7,927,552 )    $ 801,116  
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   Total Control and Affiliate Investments    $ 12,151,435      ($ 2,089,414 )    $ 3,952,181      ($ 123,003 )    $ 13,891,199      ($ 7,927,552 )    $ 801,116  
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

This schedule should be read in conjunction with the Corporation’s Consolidated Financial Statements, including the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Consolidated Schedule of Portfolio Investments.

 

(1)

Gross additions include increases in the cost basis of investments resulting from new portfolio investments, follow on investments, capitalized interest and the accretion of discounts. Gross additions also include the movement of an existing portfolio company into this category and out of another category.

(2)

Gross reductions include decreases in the cost basis of investments resulting from principal repayments, sales, note conversions, the exchange of existing securities for new securities and the movement of an existing portfolio company out of this category and into another category.

(3)

Represents the total amount of interest, fees or dividends credited to income for the portion of the period an investment was included in “Control or Affiliate” categories, respectively.

 

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RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS

December 31, 2020 (Continued)

 

Industry Classification

   Percentage of Total
Investments (at fair value)
as of December 31, 2020
 

Software

     29.3

Manufacturing

     16.2  

Professional Services

     14.6  

Healthcare

     11.6  

Consumer Product

     10.3  

BDC Investment Funds

     8.2  

Automotive

     7.3  

Oil and Gas

     1.2  

Contact Center

     1.2  

Marketing

     0.1  
  

 

 

 

Total Investments

     100
  

 

 

 

 

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Rand Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

Note 1. ORGANIZATION

Rand Capital Corporation (“Rand”, “we”, “us” and “our”) was incorporated under the laws of New York in February 1969. We completed our initial public offering in 1971 as an internally managed, closed-end, diversified, investment management company. We have elected to be treated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). As a BDC, we are required to comply with certain regulatory requirements. For instance, we generally have to invest at least 70% of our total assets in “qualifying assets” and provide managerial assistance to the portfolio companies in which we invest. See Item 1. Business – Regulations—Business Development Company Regulations in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

In 2002, Rand formed a wholly-owned subsidiary for the purpose of operating it as a small business investment company (“SBIC”) licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The subsidiary received an SBA license to operate as an SBIC in 2002. The subsidiary, which had been organized as a Delaware limited partnership, was converted into a New York corporation on December 31, 2008, at which time its operations as a licensed SBIC were continued by the newly formed corporation under the name of Rand Capital SBIC, Inc. (“Rand SBIC”). Subsequent to the quarter ended September 30, 2021 Rand SBIC submitted a request to the SBA to surrender its SBA license. See Note 10. Subsequent Event, for additional information. In 2012, the SEC (as defined herein) granted an Order of Exemption for Rand with respect to the operations of Rand SBIC. At that time, although Rand SBIC was operated as if it were a BDC, it was registered as an investment company under the 1940 Act. Upon Rand’s receipt of the order granting the exemptions, Rand SBIC filed an election to be regulated as a BDC under the 1940 Act.

In November 2019, Rand completed (the “Closing”) a stock sale transaction with East Asset Management (“East”). The transaction consisted of a $25 million investment in Rand by East, in the form of cash and contributed portfolio assets, in exchange for approximately 8.3 million shares of Rand common stock. Concurrent with the Closing, Rand’s management and staff became employees of Rand Capital Management, LLC (“RCM”), a registered investment adviser that has been retained by Rand as its external investment adviser and administrator (the Closing and the retention of RCM as our investment adviser and administrator are collectively referred to herein as the “Transaction”). In connection with a change of control of RCM (the “Adviser Change of Control”), Rand’s shareholders approved a new investment advisory and management agreement (the “Investment Management Agreement”) with RCM at a special meeting of shareholders held on December 16, 2020 (the “Special Meeting”). The terms of the Investment Management Agreement are identical to those contained in the prior investment management agreement with RCM to provide investment advisory and management services to Rand. Following approval by Rand’s shareholders at the Special Meeting, Rand, on December 31, 2020, entered into the Investment Management Agreement and a new administration agreement (the “Administration Agreement”) with RCM and terminated the Prior Administration Agreement. The terms of the Administration Agreement are identical to those contained in the Prior Administration Agreement. Pursuant to the terms of the Investment Management Agreement, Rand pays RCM a base management fee and may pay an incentive fee, if specified benchmarks are met.

In connection with the completion of the Transaction, Rand has shifted to an investment strategy focused on higher yielding debt investments and elected U.S. Federal tax treatment as a regulated investment company (“RIC”) as of January 1, 2020 on its timely filed U.S. Federal tax return for the 2020 tax year. As required for the RIC election, Rand paid a special dividend to shareholders to distribute all of its accumulated earnings and profits since inception to 2019. Rand’s Board of Directors declared a special dividend of $23.7 million, or approximately $1.62 per share, on March 3, 2020. The cash and shares of Rand’s common stock comprising the special dividend were distributed on May 11, 2020 to shareholders. In addition, Rand’s Board of Directors declared a 2020 cash dividend of $1.33 per share on December 21, 2020. This 2020 cash dividend was paid on January 19, 2021 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2020. The 2020 cash dividend represented over 90% of the taxable income of Rand for 2020.

 

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The Board of Directors declared the following quarterly cash dividends during the nine months ended September 30, 2021:

 

Quarter

 

Amount

 

Record Date

 

Payment Date

1st

  $0.10  

March 15, 2021

 

March 29, 2021

2nd

  $0.10  

June 2, 2021

 

June 16, 2021

3rd

  $0.10  

September 2, 2021

 

September 16, 2021

In order to qualify to make the RIC election, Rand placed several of its investments in newly formed holding companies that facilitate a tax structure that is advantageous to the RIC election. The following investments are held in blocker companies: Rand Somerset Holdings Corp., Rand Carolina Skiff Holdings Corp., Rand DSD Holdings Corp., Rand Filterworks Holdings Corp., Rand ITA Holdings Corp., and Rand BMP Swanson Hold Co., LLC (the “Blocker Corps”) as wholly owned subsidiaries of Rand to hold certain equity investments. These subsidiaries are consolidated using United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for financial reporting purposes.

In addition, Rand effected a 1-for-9 reverse stock split of its common stock effective May 21, 2020. The reverse stock split affected all issued and outstanding shares of Rand’s common stock, including shares held in treasury. The reverse stock split reduced the number of issued and outstanding shares of Rand’s common stock from 23,845,470 shares and 23,304,424 shares, respectively, to 2,648,916 shares and 2,588,800 shares, respectively. The reverse stock split affected all shareholders uniformly and did not alter any shareholder’s percentage interest in Rand’s outstanding common stock, except for adjustments for fractional shares.

On October 7, 2020, Rand, RCM and certain of their affiliates received exemptive relief from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to permit Rand to co-invest in portfolio companies with certain other funds, including other BDCs and registered investment companies, managed by RCM and certain of its affiliates in a manner consistent with Rand’s investment objective, positions, policies, strategies and restrictions as well as regulatory requirements, subject to compliance with certain conditions (the “Order”). Pursuant to the Order, Rand is generally permitted to co-invest with affiliated funds if a “required majority” (as defined in Section 57(o) of the 1940 Act) of Rand’s independent directors make certain conclusions in connection with a co-investment transaction, including that (1) the terms of the transaction, including the consideration to be paid, are reasonable and fair to Rand and its shareholders and do not involve overreaching in respect to Rand or its shareholders on the part of any person concerned and (2) the transaction is consistent with the interests of Rand’s shareholders and is consistent with Rand’s investment objective and strategies. On March 29, 2021, the SEC granted approval for a new exemptive relief order (the “New Order”) that supersedes the Order and permits the Corporation to co-invest with affiliates of RCM and Callodine Group, LLC (“Callodine”) (see discussion of Callodine in “Overview” section in Item 2.) under RCM’s current ownership structure after the completion of the Adviser Change of Control (as defined below).

The accompanying financial statements describe the operations of Rand and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Rand SBIC and the Blocker Corps, (collectively, the “Corporation”).

Our corporate office is located in Buffalo, NY and our website address is www.randcapital.com. We make available free of charge on our website our annual and periodic reports, proxy statements and other information as soon as reasonably practicable after such material is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Our shares are traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “RAND”.

 

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Note 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation—It is our opinion that the accompanying consolidated financial statements include all adjustments of a normal recurring nature necessary for a fair presentation in accordance with GAAP of the consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows and statement of changes in net assets for the interim periods presented. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in audited annual consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been omitted; however, we believe that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information presented herein not misleading. The interim results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

These statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. Information contained in this filing should also be reviewed in conjunction with our related filings with the SEC prior to the date of this report.

Reclassification—Certain balance sheet accounts have been reclassified to comply with regulatory rules.

Principles of Consolidation—The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Rand and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments—The carrying amounts reported in the consolidated statement of financial position of cash, interest receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate fair value because of the immediate or short-term nature of these financial instruments.

Fair Value of SBA Debentures—In September 2021, the SBIC Funding Corporation completed a pooling of SBA debentures that have a coupon rate of 1.304%, excluding a mandatory SBA annual charge estimated to be 0.271%, resulting in a total estimated ten-year fixed rate of 1.575%. The carrying value of Rand’s SBA debentures is a reasonable estimate of fair value because their stated interest rates approximate current interest rates that are available for debt with similar terms.

Investment Classification—In accordance with the provisions of the 1940 Act, the Corporation classifies its investments by level of control. Under the 1940 Act, “Control Investments” are investments in companies that the Corporation is deemed to “Control” because it owns more than 25% of the voting securities of the company or has greater than 50% representation on the company’s board. “Affiliate Investments” are companies in which the Corporation owns between 5% and 25% of the voting securities. “Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Investments” are those companies that are neither Control Investments nor Affiliate Investments.     

Investments—Investments are valued at fair value as determined in good faith by RCM and approved by our Board of Directors. The Corporation invests in loan instruments, debt instruments, and equity instruments. There is no single standard for determining fair value in good faith. As a result, determining fair value requires that judgment be applied to the specific facts and circumstances of each portfolio investment while employing a consistent valuation process. The Corporation analyzes and values each investment quarterly, and records unrealized depreciation for an investment that it believes has become impaired, including where collection of a loan or debt security or realization of the recorded value of an equity security is doubtful. Conversely, the Corporation will record unrealized appreciation if it believes that an underlying portfolio company has appreciated in value and, therefore, its equity securities have also appreciated in value. These estimated fair values may differ from the values that would have been used had a ready market for the investments existed and these differences could be material if RCM’s assumptions and judgments differ from results of actual liquidation events. Under the valuation policy of the Corporation, unrestricted publicly traded securities are valued at the average closing price for these securities for the last three trading days of the reporting period.

 

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Qualifying Assets—More than 70% of the Corporation’s investments were made in qualifying privately held small business enterprises, that were not investment companies, are principally based in the United States, and represent qualifying assets as defined by Section 55(a) of the 1940 Act.

Cash and Cash Equivalents—Temporary cash investments having a maturity of less than a year when purchased are considered to be cash equivalents.

Revenue Recognition - Interest Income—Interest income is recognized on the accrual basis except where the investment is in default or otherwise presumed to be in doubt. In such cases, interest is recognized at the time of receipt. A reserve for possible losses on interest receivable is maintained when appropriate.

Rand SBIC’s interest accrual is also regulated by the SBA’s “Accounting Standards and Financial Reporting Requirements for Small Business Investment Companies.” Under these rules, interest income cannot be recognized if collection is doubtful, and a 100% reserve must be established. The collection of interest is presumed to be in doubt when there is substantial doubt about a portfolio company’s ability to continue as a going concern or a loan is in default for more than 120 days. Management also uses other qualitative and quantitative measures to determine the value of a portfolio investment and the collectability of any accrued interest.

The Corporation holds debt securities in its investment portfolio that contain payment-in-kind (“PIK”) interest provisions. PIK interest, computed at the contractual rate specified in each debt agreement, is added to the principal balance of the debt and is recorded as interest income. Thus, the actual collection of this interest may be deferred until the time of debt principal repayment.

Revenue Recognition - Dividend Income—The Corporation may receive cash distributions from portfolio companies that are limited liability companies or corporations, and these distributions are classified as dividend income on the consolidated statement of operations. Dividend income is recognized on an accrual basis when it can be reasonably estimated.

The Corporation may hold preferred equity securities that contain cumulative dividend provisions. Cumulative dividends are recorded as dividend income, if declared and deemed collectible, and any dividends in arrears are recognized into income and added to the balance of the preferred equity investment. The actual collection of these dividends in arrears may be deferred until such time as the preferred equity is redeemed.

Revenue Recognition - Fee Income—Consists of the revenue associated with the amortization of financing fees charged to the portfolio companies upon successful closing of SBIC financings and income associated with portfolio company board attendance fees.

Realized Gain or Loss and Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation of Investments—Amounts reported as realized gains and losses are measured by the difference between the proceeds from the sale or exchange and the cost basis of the investment without regard to unrealized gains or losses recorded in prior periods. The cost of securities that have, in management’s judgment, become worthless are written off and reported as realized losses when appropriate. Unrealized appreciation or depreciation reflects the difference between the fair value of the investments and the cost basis of the investments.

Original Issue Discount —Investments may include “original issue discount” or OID income. This occurs when the Corporation purchases a warrant and a note from a portfolio company simultaneously, which requires an allocation of a portion of the purchase price to the warrant and reduces the note or debt instrument by an equal amount in the form of a note discount or OID.

Deferred Debenture Costs—SBA debenture origination and commitment costs, which are netted against the debenture obligation (See Note 6 “SBA Debentures”), will be amortized ratably over the terms of the SBA debentures.

 

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SBA Debentures—The Corporation had $11,000,000 in outstanding SBA debentures at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, with a weighted average interest rate, including the SBA annual fee, of 3.45% at September 30, 2021. The debentures are presented net of deferred debenture costs (See Note 6. SBA Debentures). The $11,000,000 in outstanding SBA leverage matures from 2022 through 2029. Subsequent to the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Corporation repaid its $11,000,000 of outstanding SBA debentures. See Note 10. Subsequent Event, for additional information.

In the event of a future default of such SBA obligations, the Corporation has consented to the exercise, by the SBA, of all rights of the SBA under 13 C.F.R. 107.1810(i) “SBA remedies for automatic events of default” and has agreed to take all actions that the SBA may so require. These actions may include the Corporation’s automatic consent to the appointment of the SBA, or its designee, as receiver under Section 311© of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958.

Net Assets per Share—Net assets per share are based on the number of shares of common stock outstanding, adjusted retroactively for the reverse stock split that occurred in May 2020. The Corporation does not have any common stock equivalents outstanding.

Supplemental Cash Flow Information—Income taxes paid (refunded) during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were $63,276 and ($380,890), respectively. Interest paid during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was $379,085 and $380,124, respectively. The Corporation converted $199,848 and $280,724 of interest receivable into investments during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Accounting Estimates—The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Stockholders’ Equity (Net Assets)—At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 500,000 shares of $10.00 par value preferred stock authorized and unissued.

On April 22, 2021, the Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase plan, which authorizes the Corporation to repurchase shares of the Corporation’s outstanding common stock with an aggregate cost of up to $1,500,000 at prices per share of common stock no greater than the then current net asset value. This new share repurchase authorization lasts for a period of 12 months from the authorization date until April 22, 2022. This new share repurchase plan replaces the share repurchase authorization that was previously approved by the Board of Directors in April 2020. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Corporation repurchased 1,148 shares of common stock at a cost of $20,771. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Corporation repurchased 3,397 shares of common stock for a cost of $37,988.

In May 2020, the Corporation effected a 1-for-9 reverse stock split of its common stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The Reverse Stock Split affected all issued and outstanding shares of its common stock, including shares held in treasury. The Reverse Stock Split reduced the number of issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation’s common stock from 23,845,470 shares and 23,304,424 shares, respectively, to 2,648,916 shares and 2,588,800 shares, respectively. The Reverse Stock Split did not change the authorized number of shares or the par value of the Corporation’s common stock. Share and per share data included herein has been retroactively restated to reflect the effect of the Reverse Stock Split, as applicable. The Reverse Stock Split affected all shareholders uniformly and did not alter any shareholder’s percentage interest in the Corporation’s outstanding common stock, except for minor adjustments resulting from the cash payment received for any fractional shares that would have been received as a result of the Reverse Stock Split.

 

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Income Taxes – The Corporation has elected U.S. federal tax treatment as a RIC as of January 1, 2020 on its timely filed U.S. Federal tax return for the 2020 tax year. In order to qualify as a RIC, among other things, the Corporation is required to meet certain source of income and asset diversification requirements and timely distribute to its shareholders at least 90% of its investment company taxable income, as defined by the Code (as defined below), for each tax year. If the Corporation makes the requisite distributions to its shareholders, this will generally relieve the Corporation from any requirement to pay corporate-level U.S. federal income taxes with respect to all income distributed to its shareholders.

As part of the RIC election, and in accordance with GAAP, a net deferred tax asset of $1,451,658 was eliminated during the first quarter of 2020. This asset related to book/tax differences that are no longer applicable now that the Corporation has elected RIC status for federal income tax purposes.

Certain investments that generate non-qualifying income for RIC purposes, and the deferred tax liability related to these investments of $247,460, were contributed to the Corporation’s blocker corporations in December 2019. These blocker corporations will be subject to federal and state income taxation.

The Corporation reviews the tax positions it has taken to determine if they meet a “more likely than not threshold” for the benefit of the tax position to be recognized in the consolidated financial statements. A tax position that fails to meet the more likely than not recognition threshold will result in either a reduction of a current or deferred tax asset or receivable, or the recording of a current or deferred tax liability. There were no uncertain tax positions recorded at September 30, 2021 or December 31, 2020.

Under the provisions of Section 382 the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, (the “Code”), net operating loss and credit carryforwards and other tax attributes may be subject to limitations if there has been a significant change in ownership in the Corporation, as defined by the Code. Prior to the completion of the Transaction, the Corporation was able to utilize its remaining federal net operating losses (“NOL”). The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), made changes to the NOL carryback rules for businesses, and the Corporation was able to carryback a portion of its NOL under the CARES Act receiving a tax benefit of $90,141 during the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

The Corporation is currently open to audit under the statute of limitations by the Internal Revenue Service for the years ended December 31, 2017 through 2020. In general, the Corporation’s state income tax returns are open to audit under the statute of limitations for the years ended December 31, 2017 through 2020.

It is the Corporation’s policy to include interest and penalties related to income tax liabilities in income tax expense. There were no amounts recognized for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 or the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Concentration of Credit and Market Risk – The Corporation’s financial instruments potentially subject it to concentrations of credit risk. Cash is invested with banks in amounts which, at times, exceed insurable limits. The Corporation does not anticipate non-performance by such banks.

The following are the concentrations of the top five portfolio company values compared to the fair value of the Corporation’s total investment portfolio:

 

     September 30,
2021
 

ACV Auctions, Inc. (ACV)

     16

Tilson Technology Management, Inc. (Tilson)

     14

Open Exchange, Inc. (Open Exchange)

     9

ITA Acquisition, LLC (ITA)

     6

Caitec, Inc. (Caitec)

     6

 

     December 31,
2020
 

ACV Auctions, Inc. (ACV)

     16

Tilson Technology Management, Inc. (Tilson)

     12

Caitec, Inc. (Caitec)

     10

Filterworks Acquisition USA, LLC (Filterworks)

     7

Science and Medicine Group, Inc. (SMG Group)

     5

 

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Note 3. INVESTMENTS

The Corporation’s investments are carried at fair value in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures”, which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in accordance with GAAP, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.

Loan investments are defined as traditional loan financings with no equity features. Debt investments are defined as debt financings that include one or more equity features such as conversion rights, stock purchase warrants, and/or stock purchase options. A financing may also be categorized as a debt financing if it is accompanied by the direct purchase of an equity interest in the portfolio company.

The Corporation uses several approaches to determine the fair value of an investment. The main approaches are:

 

   

Loan and debt securities are valued at cost when it is representative of the fair value of the investment or sufficient assets or liquidation proceeds are expected to exist from a sale of a portfolio company at its estimated fair value. However, they may be valued at an amount other than cost given the carrying interest rate versus the related inherent portfolio risk of the investment. A loan or debt instrument may be reduced in value if it is judged to be of poor quality, collection is in doubt or insufficient liquidation proceeds exist.

 

   

Equity securities may be valued using the “asset approach”, “market approach” or “income approach.” The asset approach involves estimating the liquidation value of the portfolio company’s assets. To the extent the value exceeds the remaining principal amount of the debt or loan securities of the portfolio company, the fair value of such securities is generally estimated to be their cost. However, where value is less than the remaining principal amount of the loan and debt securities, the Corporation may discount the value of an equity security. The market approach uses observable prices and other relevant information generated by similar market transactions. It may include the use of market multiples derived from a set of comparables to assist in pricing the investment. Additionally, the Corporation adjusts valuations if a subsequent significant equity financing has occurred that includes a meaningful portion of the financing by a sophisticated, unrelated new investor. The income approach employs a cash flow and discounting methodology to value an investment.

ASC 820 classifies the inputs used to measure fair value into the following hierarchy:

Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities, used in the Corporation’s valuation at the measurement date. Under the valuation policy, the Corporation values unrestricted publicly traded companies, categorized as Level 1 investments, at the average closing price for the last three trading days of the reporting period.

Level 2: Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, or quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, or other observable inputs other than quoted prices.

Level 3: Unobservable and significant inputs to determining the fair value.

 

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Financial assets are categorized based upon the level of judgment associated with the inputs used to measure their fair value. Any changes in estimated fair value are recorded in the statement of operations.

At September 30, 2021, 25% of the Corporation’s investments were Level 1 investments and 75% were Level 3. At December 31, 2020, 8% of the Corporation’s investments were Level 1 investments and 92% were Level 3 investments. There were no Level 2 investments at September 30, 2021 or December 31, 2020.

Under the valuation policy of the Corporation, unrestricted publicly traded securities are valued at the average closing price for these securities for the last three trading days of the reporting period.

In the valuation process, the Corporation values restricted securities categorized as Level 3 investments, using information from these portfolio companies, which may include:

 

   

Audited and unaudited statements of operations, balance sheets and operating budgets;

 

   

Current and projected financial, operational and technological developments of the portfolio company;

 

   

Current and projected ability of the portfolio company to service its debt obligations;

 

   

The current capital structure of the business and the seniority of the various classes of equity if a deemed liquidation event were to occur;

 

   

Pending debt or capital restructuring of the portfolio company;

 

   

Current information regarding any offers to purchase the investment, or recent fundraising transactions;

 

   

Current ability of the portfolio company to raise additional financing if needed;

 

   

Changes in the economic environment which may have a material impact on the operating results of the portfolio company;

 

   

Internal circumstances and events that may have an impact (both positive and negative) on the operating performance of the portfolio company;

 

   

Qualitative assessment of key management;

 

   

Contractual rights, obligations or restrictions associated with the investment; and

 

   

Other factors deemed relevant to assess valuation.

The valuation may be reduced if a portfolio company’s performance and potential have deteriorated significantly. If the factors that led to a reduction in valuation are overcome, the valuation may be readjusted.

Equity Securities

Equity securities may include preferred stock, common stock, warrants and limited liability company membership interests.

The significant unobservable inputs used in the fair value measurement of the Corporation’s equity investments are earnings before interest, tax and depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and revenue multiples, where applicable, the financial and operational performance of the business, and the debt and senior equity preferences that may exist in a deemed liquidation event. Standard industry multiples may be used when available; however, the Corporation’s portfolio companies are typically small and in early stages of development and these industry standards may be adjusted to more closely match the specific financial and operational performance of the portfolio company. Due to the nature of certain investments, fair value measurements may be based on other criteria, which may include third party appraisals. Significant changes in any of these unobservable inputs may result in a significantly higher or lower fair value estimate.

 

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Another key factor used in valuing equity investments is a significant recent arms-length equity transaction entered into by the portfolio company with a sophisticated, non-strategic, unrelated, new investor. The terms of these equity transactions may not be identical to the equity transactions between the portfolio company and the Corporation, and the impact of the difference in transaction terms on the market value of the portfolio company may be difficult or impossible to quantify.

When appropriate the Black-Scholes pricing model is used to estimate the fair value of warrants for accounting purposes. This model requires the use of highly subjective inputs including expected volatility and expected life, in addition to variables for the valuation of minority equity positions in small private and early stage companies. Significant changes in any of these unobservable inputs may result in a significantly higher or lower fair value estimate.

For investments made within the last year, the Corporation generally relies on the cost basis, which is deemed to represent the fair value, unless other fair value inputs are identified causing the Corporation to depart from this basis.

Loan and Debt Securities

The significant unobservable inputs used in the fair value measurement of the Corporation’s loan and debt securities are the financial and operational performance of the portfolio company, similar debt with similar terms with other portfolio companies, as well as the market acceptance for the portfolio company’s products or services. These inputs will likely provide an indicator as to the probability of principal recovery of the investment. The Corporation’s loan and debt investments are often junior secured or unsecured securities. Fair value may also be determined based on other criteria where appropriate. Significant changes to the unobservable inputs may result in a change in fair value. For recent investments, the Corporation generally relies on the cost basis, which is deemed to represent the fair value, unless other fair value inputs are identified causing the Corporation to depart from this basis.

The following table provides a summary of the significant unobservable inputs used to determine the fair value of the Corporation’s Level 3 portfolio investments as of September 30, 2021:

 

Investment Type

   Market
Approach

EBITDA
Multiple
     Market
Approach

Liquidation
Seniority
     Market
Approach

Revenue
Multiple
     Market
Approach
Transaction
Pricing
     Totals  

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Equity

   $ —        $ 500,000      $ 1,026,219      $ 6,551,938      $ 8,078,157  

Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Loan and Debt

     4,035,175        2,389,728        —          3,564,306        9,989,209  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Non-Control/Non-Affiliate

   $ 4,035,175      $ 2,889,728      $ 1,026,219      $ 10,116,244      $ 18,067,366  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Affiliate Equity

   $ 2,062,500      $ —        $ 729,155      $ 10,870,848      $ 13,662,503  

Affiliate Loan and Debt

     2,385,650        —          —          12,036,718        14,422,368  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Affiliate

   $ 4,448,150      $ —        $ 729,155      $ 22,907,566      $ 28,084,871  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Control Equity

   $ —        $ —        $ —        $ 157,655      $ 157,655  

Control Debt

     —          —          —          444,915        444,915  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ —        $ —        $ —        $ 602,570      $ 602,570  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Level 3 Investments

   $ 8,483,325      $ 2,889,728      $ 1,755,374      $ 33,626,380      $ 46,754,807  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Range

   5-6X    1X    1.5X-5X    Not Applicable

Unobservable Input

   EBITDA
Multiple
   Asset Value    Revenue Multiple    Transaction Price

Weighted Average

   5.5X    1X    2.9X    Not Applicable

The following table provides a summary of the components of Level 1, 2 and 3 Assets Measured at Fair Value at September 30, 2021:

 

            Fair Value Measurements at Reported Date Using  

Description

   September 30,
2021
     Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets

(Level 1)
     Significant
Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
     Other Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 

Loan investments

   $ 14,444,211      $ —        $  —        $ 14,444,211  

Debt investments

     10,412,281        —          —          10,412,281  

Equity investments

     37,245,877        15,347,562        —          21,898,315  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 62,102,369      $ 15,347,562      $ —        $ 46,754,807  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table provides a summary of the components of Level 1, 2 and 3 Assets Measured at Fair Value at December 31, 2020:

 

       Fair Value Measurements at Reported Date Using  

Description

   December 31,
2020
     Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets

(Level 1)
     Significant
Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
     Other Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 

Loan investments

   $ 6,771,394      $ —        $  —        $ 6,771,394  

Debt investments

     9,799,365        —          —          9,799,365  

Equity investments

     23,477,742        3,296,337        —          20,181,405  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 40,048,501      $ 3,296,337      $ —        $ 36,752,164  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The following table provides a summary of changes in Assets Measured at Fair Value Using Significant Unobservable Inputs (Level 3) for the nine months ended September 30, 2021:

 

     Fair Value Measurements Using Significant
Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)
 

Description

   Loan
Investments
     Debt
Investments
     Equity
Investments
     Total  

Ending Balance December 31, 2020, of Level 3 Assets

   $ 6,771,394      $ 9,799,365      $ 20,181,405      $ 36,752,164  

Realized gain included in net change in net assets from operations:

           

Centivo Corporation (Centivo)

     —          —          1,614,433        1,614,433  

ClearView Social, Inc. (Clearview Social)

     —          —          135,430        135,430  

GiveGab, Inc. (Givegab)

     —          —          1,846,705        1,846,705  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total realized gains

     —          —          3,596,568        3,596,568  

Unrealized gains/(losses) included in net change in net assets from operations:

           

Centivo

     —          —          (584,832      (584,832

Knoa Software, Inc. (Knoa)

     —          —          (544,860      (544,860

Mercantile Adjustment Bureau, LLC (Mercantile)

     —          849,040        —          849,040  

New Monarch Machine Tool, Inc. (New Monarch)

     —          —          (22,841      (22,841

Open Exchange, Inc. (Open Exchange)

     —          —          4,918,061        4,918,061  

Post Process Technologies, Inc. (Post Process)

     —          —          (122,728      (122,728

Tilson Technology Management, Inc. (Tilson)

     —          —          4,215,000        4,215,000  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total unrealized gains (losses)

     —          849,040        7,857,800        8,706,840  

Purchases of securities/changes to securities/non-cash conversions:

           

Caitec, Inc. (Caitec)

     53,606        —          —          53,606  

DSD Operating, LLC (DSD)

     2,745,000        —          1,067,500        3,812,500  

Filterworks Acquisition USA, LLC (Filterworks)

     —          35,819        —          35,819  

GoNoodle, Inc. (GoNoodle)

     —          11,412        —          11,412  

HDI Acquisition LLC (Hilton Displays)

     —          19,438        —          19,438  

ITA Acquisition, LLC (ITA)

     3,419,100        —          500,000        3,919,100  

Mattison Avenue Holdings LLC (Mattison)

     682,296        5,611        —          687,907  

Microcision, LLC (Microcision)

     —          88,003        —          88,003  

Seybert’s Billiards Corporation (Seybert’s)

     —          2,796,366        50,000        2,846,366  

SciAps, Inc. (Sciaps)

     —          11,250        —          11,250  

BMP Swanson Holdco, LLC (Swanson)

     1,600,000        —          233,333        1,833,333  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total purchases of securities/changes to securities/non-cash conversions

     8,500,002        2,967,899        1,850,833        13,318,734  

Repayments and sale of securities:

           

Advantage 24/7, LLC (Advantage 24/7)

     (55,000      —          —          (55,000

Centivo

     —          —          (2,415,775      (2,415,775

Clearview Social

     —          —          (335,430      (335,430

Givegab

     —          —          (2,462,926      (2,462,926

Mercantile

     —          (418,553      —          (418,553

Microcision

     —          (1,500,000      —          (1,500,000

Science and Medicine Group, Inc. (SMG)

     (1,900,000      —          —          (1,900,000
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total repayments and sale of securities

     (1,955,000      (1,918,553      (5,214,131      (9,087,684

Transfers within Level 3

     1,127,815        (1,285,470      157,655        —    

Transfers out of Level 3

     —          —          (6,531,815      (6,531,815
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Ending Balance September 30, 2021, of Level 3 Assets

   $ 14,444,211      $ 10,412,281      $ 21,898,315      $ 46,754,807  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation on investments for the period included in changes in net assets

 

   $ 13,049,041  
           

 

 

 

Net realized gain on investments for the period included in changes in net assets

      $ 4,729,466  
           

 

 

 

 

 

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The following table provides a summary of changes in Assets Measured at Fair Value Using Significant Unobservable Inputs (Level 3) for the nine months ended September 30, 2020:

 

     Fair Value Measurements Using Significant
Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)
Venture Capital Investments
 

Description

   Loan
Investments
     Debt
Investments
     Equity
Investments
     Total  

Ending Balance, December 31, 2019, of Level 3 Assets

   $ 1,570,692      $ 13,647,107      $ 21,802,993      $ 37,020,792  

Realized gain included in net change in net assets from operations:

           

Advantage 24/7 LLC (Advantage 24/7)

     36,877        —          —          36,877  

Microcision LLC (Microcision)

     —          56,916        —          56,916  

Outmatch Holdings, LLC (Outmatch)

     —          —          2,318,253        2,318,253  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Realized Gains

     36,877        56,916        2,318,253        2,412,046  

Unrealized Losses included in net change in net assets from operations:

           

Genicon, Inc. (Genicon)

     —          (515,804      —          (515,804
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Unrealized Losses

     —          (515,804      —          (515,804

Purchases of Securities/Changes to Securities/Non-cash conversions:

           

AIKG LLC (Andretti)

     —          135,262        —          135,262  

Filterworks Acquisition USA, LLC

     —          35,229        —          35,229  

Genicon

     —          15,804        —          15,804  

GoNoodle, Inc. (GoNoodle)

     —          11,297        —          11,297  

HDI Acquisition LLC (Hilton Displays)

     —          19,117        —          19,117  

Mattison Avenue Holdings LLC (Mattison)

     —          79,819        —          79,819  

Microcision

     —          (93,502      110,000        16,498  

SciAps, Inc. (Sciaps)

     —          1,461,250        45,000        1,506,250  

Science and Medicine Group, Inc. (SMG)

     1,900,000        —          —          1,900,000  

Tilson Technology Management, Inc. (Tilson)

     —          —          750,003        750,003  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Purchases of Securities/Changes to Securities/Non-cash conversions

     1,900,000        1,664,276        905,003        4,469,279  

Repayments and Sale of Securities:

           

Advantage 24/7

     (36,877      —          —          (36,877

Microcision LLC (Microcision)

     —          (56,916      —          (56,916

Outmatch Holdings, LLC (Outmatch)

     —          —          (4,463,749      (4,463,749
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Repayments and Sale of Securities

     (36,877      (56,916      (4,463,749      (4,557,542

Transfers within Level 3

     250,000        (250,000      —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Ending Balance September 30, 2020, of Level 3 Assets

   $ 3,720,692      $ 14,545,579      $ 20,562,500      $ 38,828,771  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Change in unrealized depreciation on investments for the period included in changes in net assets

   ($ 540,033
           

 

 

 

Net realized gain on investments for the period included in changes in net assets

   $ 2,412,046  
           

 

 

 

Note 4. OTHER ASSETS

At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, other assets was comprised of the following:

 

     September 30,
2021
     December 31,
2020
 

Dividend receivable

   $ 100,480      $ 65,700  

Escrow receivable

     35,766        —    

Prepaid expenses

     31,715        8,400  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total other assets

   $ 167,961      $ 74,100  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Note 5. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

The Corporation had no commitments at September 30, 2021 or December 31, 2020.

Note 6. SBA DEBENTURES

Pursuant to FASB Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2015-03, the debt origination costs associated with the SBA debt obligations are presented as a direct deduction of the related debt obligation.

 

     September 30,
2021
     December 31,
2020
 

Debentures guaranteed by the SBA

   $ 11,000,000      $ 11,000,000  

Less unamortized issue costs

     (147,156      (175,413
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Debentures guaranteed by the SBA, net

   $ 10,852,844      $ 10,824,587  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The weighted average interest rate, including the SBA annual fee, at September 30, 2021, was 3.45%.

The debenture terms require semiannual payments of interest at annual interest rates ranging from 2.245% to 3.644%, plus an annual charge ranging from 0.804% to 0.94%. The debentures have fixed interest rates and a 10-year maturity date. As of September 30, 2021, the Corporation had $3,000,000 in additional leverage available from the SBA.

The debentures outstanding at September 30, 2021 will mature as follows:

 

Maturity Date

   Leverage  

2022

   $ 3,000,000  

2023

     2,500,000  

2024

     1,500,000  

2025

     1,000,000  

2029

     3,000,000  
  

 

 

 

Total Outstanding

   $ 11,000,000  
  

 

 

 

Subsequent to the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Corporation repaid its $11,000,000 of outstanding SBA debentures. See Note 10. Subsequent Event, for additional information.

Note 7. CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (NET ASSETS)

The following schedule analyzes the changes in stockholders’ equity (net assets) section of the Consolidated Statement of Financial Position for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively:

 

     Common
Stock
     Capital in
excess of par
value
     Treasury
Stock, at cost
    Total
distributable
earnings (losses)
    Total Stockholders’
Equity (Net Assets)
 

July 1, 2021

   $ 264,892      $ 52,003,545      ($ 1,545,834   $ 7,397,218     $ 58,119,821  

Payment of Dividend

     —          —          —         (258,125     (258,125

Purchase of treasury shares

     —          —          (20,771     —         (20,771

Net increase in net assets from operations

     —          —          —         2,321,200       2,321,200  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

September 30, 2021

   $ 264,892      $ 52,003,545      ($ 1,566,605   $ 9,460,293     $ 60,162,125  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     Common
Stock
     Capital in
excess of par
value
     Treasury
Stock, at cost
    Total
distributable
earnings
     Total Stockholders’
Equity (Net Assets)
 

July 1, 2020

   $ 2,384,547      $ 34,142,455      ($ 1,483,409   $ 14,667,721      $ 49,711,314  

Purchase of treasury shares

     —          —          (23,684     —          (23,684

Net increase in net assets from operations

     —          —          —         262,523        262,523  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

September 30, 2020

   $ 2,384,547      $ 34,142,455      ($ 1,507,093   $ 14,930,244      $ 49,950,153  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Common
Stock
     Capital in
excess of par
value
     Treasury
Stock, at cost
    Total
distributable
(losses) earnings
    Total Stockholders’
Equity (Net Assets)
 

January 1, 2021

   $ 264,892