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SuRo Capital Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

November 3, 2021 GMT

Net Asset Value of $14.79 Per Share as of September 30, 2021

Board of Directors Declares $2.00 Per Share Dividend

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SuRo Capital Corp. (“SuRo Capital”, the “Company”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) (Nasdaq: SSSS ) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. Net assets totaled approximately $425.8 million, or $14.79 per share, at September 30, 2021, inclusive of a $2.25 per share dividend declared and paid during the third quarter, as compared to $16.56 per share at June 30, 2021 and $12.46 per share at September 30, 2020.

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“This quarter, SuRo Capital again reached its highest dividend-adjusted NAV since inception driven by four completed or announced SPAC mergers, two completed or announced IPOs, and two completed acquisitions. These major milestones for our portfolio companies create significant present and future value for our shareholders and allow SuRo Capital to deploy meaningful capital in new and exciting investment opportunities,” said Mark Klein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SuRo Capital.

Mr. Klein continued, “As we deploy this capital, we continue to maintain a selective and robust investment pipeline. During the third quarter, we added seven new companies to our investment portfolio, including Orchard Technologies, Inc., Varo Money, Inc., and PayJoy, Inc. We continue to be opportunistic in seeking out compelling high-growth companies.”

“Consistent with our desire to be shareholder friendly and our continued practice of distributing realized gains, on November 2, 2021, SuRo Capital’s Board of Directors declared a $2.00 per share dividend to shareholders and approved an extension of the Share Repurchase Program to October 31, 2022. The dividend will be payable on December 30, 2021, to shareholders of record on November 17, 2021. Our Board is offering shareholders the option to elect to take as much as 100% of their dividend in stock and has capped the aggregate cash dividend to 50% of the total dividend payable. This brings the aggregate dividends declared or paid in 2021 to $7.25 per share,” said Mr. Klein.

Investment Portfolio as of September 30, 2021

At September 30, 2021, SuRo Capital held positions in 39 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of approximately $315.8 million. The Company’s top five portfolio company investments accounted for approximately 54% of the total portfolio at fair value as of September 30, 2021.

Top Five Investments as of September 30, 2021

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Portfolio Company ( $ in millions)Cost BasisFair Value% of Total Portfolio
Course Hero, Inc.$5.0$71.722.7%
Coursera, Inc. 9.4 47.815.1 
Forge Global, Inc. 2.5 20.46.4 
Nextdoor, Inc. 10.0 16.25.1 
Blink Health, Inc. 15.0 15.04.8 
Total$42.0$171.054.1%
       

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Note: Total may not sum due to rounding.

Third Quarter 2021 Investment Portfolio Activity

During the three months ended September 30, 2021, SuRo Capital made the following new investments:

Portfolio CompanyInvestmentTransaction DateAmount
Orchard Technologies, Inc.Series D Preferred Shares8/9/2021$10.0 million
Varo Money, Inc.Common Shares8/11/2021$10.0 million
PayJoy, Inc.Preferred Shares7/23/2021$2.5 million
True Global Ventures 4 Plus Pte LtdLimited Partner Fund Investment8/27/2021$0.7 million(1)
YouBet Technology, Inc. (d/b/a PickUp)Series Seed-2 Preferred Shares8/26/2021$0.5 million
AltC Sponsor LLC(2)Share Units7/21/2021$0.3 million
    

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(1) As of September 30, 2021, $0.7 million of a $2.0 million capital commitment to True Global Ventures 4 Plus Fund LP had been called and funded.
(2) AltC Sponsor LLC is the sponsor of AltC Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

During the three months ended September 30, 2021, SuRo Capital funded the following follow-on investment:

Portfolio CompanyInvestmentTransaction DateAmount
Architect Capital PayJoy SPV, LLCMembership Interest in Lending SPVVarious$7.4 million(1)
    

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(1) As of September 30, 2021, the total $10.0 million capital commitment to Architect Capital PayJoy SPV LLC had been called and funded.

During the three months ended September 30, 2021, SuRo Capital exited or received proceeds from the following investments:

Portfolio CompanyTransaction DateShares SoldAverage Net Share Price(1) Net
Proceeds
Realized Gain
Coursera, Inc.(2)Various837,181$39.12$32.8 million$28.6 million
CUX, Inc. (d/b/a CorpU)8/24/2021N/AN/A$6.0 million(3)$2.0 million(3)
Clever, Inc.9/3/2021N/AN/A$3.0 million(4)$1.0 million(4)
Residential Homes For Rent, LLC (d/b/a Second Avenue)(5)VariousN/AN/A$0.3 million$-
Palantir Lending Trust SPV I(6)VariousN/AN/A$0.3 million$0.3 million
      

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(1) The average net share price is the net share price realized after deducting all commissions and fees on the sale(s), if applicable.
(2) As of September 30, 2021, SuRo Capital held 1,509,090 remaining Coursera common shares.
(3) Net proceeds includes approximately $0.3 million in additional proceeds currently held in escrow.
(4) On September 3, 2021, Clever, Inc. completed its sale to Kahoot! ASA. In connection with this transaction, SuRo Capital received 61,367 common shares in Kahoot! ASA in addition to cash proceeds and amounts currently held in escrow. As of September 30, 2021, SuRo Capital’s common shares in Kahoot! ASA were subject to certain lock-up restrictions. Net proceeds includes approximately $0.7 million additional proceeds currently held in escrow.
(5) As of September 30, 2021, $1.1 million has been received from Residential Homes For Rent, LLC (d/b/a Second Avenue) related to the 15% term loan due December 23, 2023. Of the cumulative proceeds received, $0.8 million repaid a portion of the outstanding principal and $0.3 million was attributed to interest.
(6) During the quarter ended September 30, 2021, 100,000 of the Class A common shares of Palantir Technologies, Inc. that comprised the beneficial equity interest in underlying shares were sold. As of September 30, 2021, 512,290 unrestricted Class A common shares remain in Palantir Lending Trust SPV I. The realized gain from SuRo Capital’s investment in Palantir Lending Trust SPV I is generated by the proceeds from the sale of shares collateralizing the repaid promissory note to Palantir Lending Trust SPV I and attributable to the Equity Participation in Underlying Collateral.

Subsequent to quarter-end through November 2, 2021, SuRo Capital funded the following new investment:

Portfolio CompanyInvestmentTransaction DateAmount
Rebric, Inc. (d/b/a Compliable)Series Seed-4 Preferred Shares10/12/2021$1.0 million
    

Subsequent to quarter-end through November 2, 2021, SuRo Capital exited or received proceeds from the following investments:

Portfolio CompanyTransaction DateShares SoldAverage Net Share Price(1) Net
Proceeds
Realized Gain
Coursera, Inc.(2)Various1,409,090$34.42$48.5 million$40.8 million
Skillsoft, Inc.(3)Various18,157$12.63$0.2 million<$0.1 million
Residential Homes For Rent, LLC (d/b/a Second Avenue)(4)10/22/2021N/AN/A$0.1 million$-
      

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(1) The average net share price is the net share price realized after deducting all commissions and fees on the sale(s), if applicable.
(2) As of November 2, 2021, SuRo Capital held 100,000 remaining Coursera common shares. The remainder of our Coursera position is anticipated to be exited prior to the filing of our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
(3) As of November 2, 2021, SuRo Capital held 981,843 remaining Skillsoft common shares.
(4) As of November 2, 2021, $1.2 million has been received from Residential Homes For Rent, LLC (d/b/a Second Avenue) related to the 15% term loan due December 23, 2023. Of the cumulative proceeds received, $0.8 million repaid a portion of the outstanding principal and $0.3 million was attributed to interest.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

  Quarter Ended
September 30, 2021
Quarter Ended
September 30, 2020
$ in millionsper share(1)$ in millionsper share(1)
     
Net investment loss$(2.2)$(0.08)$(2.6)$(0.15)
     
Net realized gain on investments 32.5  0.93  2.4  0.13 
     
Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) of investments (15.0) (0.61) 16.1  0.91 
     
Net change in net assets resulting from operations – basic(2)$15.2 $0.24 $15.9 $0.89 
     
Dividends declared (59.8) (2.25) (7.6) (0.40)
     
Issuance of common stock from stock dividend 30.2  0.22  -  - 
     
Issuance of common stock from public offering -  -  49.9  0.24 
     
Issuance of common stock from conversion of 4.75% Convertible Notes due 2023 -  -  1.8  (0.11)
     
Stock-based compensation 0.5  0.02  -  - 
     
Increase/(decrease) in net asset value(2)$(13.8)$(1.77)$60.0 $0.62 
             

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(1) Based on weighted-average number of shares outstanding for the relevant period.
(2) Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Weighted-average common basic shares outstanding were approximately 27.6 million and 17.8 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. As of September 30, 2021, there were 28,781,016 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding.

SuRo Capital’s liquid assets were approximately $180.8 million as of September 30, 2021, consisting of cash and securities of publicly traded portfolio companies not subject to lock-up restrictions at quarter end.

2021 Dividend Declarations

On January 26, 2021, SuRo Capital’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.25 per share paid on February 19, 2021 to the Company’s common stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 5, 2021. The dividend was paid in cash.

On March 8, 2021, SuRo Capital’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.25 per share paid on April 15, 2021 to the Company’s common stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 30, 2021. The dividend was paid in cash.

On May 4, 2021, SuRo Capital’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $2.50 per share paid on June 30, 2021 to the Company’s common stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 18, 2021. The dividend was paid in cash and shares of the Company’s common stock.

On August 3, 2021, SuRo Capital’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $2.25 per share paid on September 30, 2021 to the Company’s common stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 18, 2021. The dividend was paid in cash and shares of the Company’s common stock.

On November 2, 2021, SuRo Capital’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $2.00 per share payable on December 30, 2021 to the Company’s common stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 17, 2021. As described more fully below, the dividend will be paid in cash or shares of the Company’s common stock at the election of shareholders, although the total amount of cash to be distributed to all shareholders will be limited to no more than 50% of the total dividend to be paid to all shareholders. Please see “Certain Information Regarding the Dividends” below for more information.

Share Repurchase Program

On October 27, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors approved an extension of the Share Repurchase Program until the earlier of (i) October 31, 2022 or (ii) the repurchase of $40.0 million in aggregate amount of the Company’s common stock.

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

Conference Call and Webcast

Management will hold a conference call and webcast for investors on November 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET). The conference call access number for U.S. participants is (323) 794-2423, and the conference call access number for participants outside the U.S. is (800) 289-0438. The conference ID number for both access numbers is 7302661. Additionally, interested parties can listen to a live webcast of the call from the “Investor Relations” section of SuRo Capital’s website at www.surocap.com. An archived replay of the webcast will also be available for 12 months following the live presentation.

A replay of the conference call may be accessed until 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET) on November 10, 2021 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (U.S.) or +1 (719) 457-0820 (International) and using conference ID number 7302661.

Certain Information Regarding the Dividends

On November 2, 2021, our Board of Directors declared a dividend of $2.00 per share payable on December 30, 2021 to the Company’s common stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 17, 2021. As described more fully below, the dividend will be paid in cash or shares of the Company’s common stock at the election of registered shareholders, although the total amount of cash to be distributed to all shareholders will be limited to no more than 50% of the total dividend to be paid to all shareholders. This dividend is being made in accordance with certain applicable Treasury regulations, and guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) that allow a publicly-traded regulated investment company to satisfy its distribution requirements from a distribution paid partly in common stock provided certain other requirements are satisfied.

Each registered shareholder will have the opportunity to elect to receive the dividend in cash or in shares of the Company’s common stock. Registered shareholders electing to receive the dividend in shares of the Company’s common stock will receive their entire dividend in the form of shares of the Company’s common stock regardless of the elections made by any other shareholders. However, the total amount of cash to be distributed to all shareholders electing to receive their dividends in cash will be limited to no more than 50% of the total amount to be distributed to all shareholders. In the event the amount of cash to be distributed to all shareholders electing to receive the dividend in cash would exceed 50% of the total dividend, each registered shareholder electing to receive cash will receive a pro rata portion of the total cash to be distributed based on the number of shares held by each such shareholder. The remainder of the dividend in excess of a shareholder’s pro rata share of the total amount of cash to be distributed will be paid in the form of shares of the Company’s common stock. The number of shares of our common stock to be issued to shareholders receiving all or a portion of the dividend in shares of our common stock will be based on the volume weighted average price per share of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on November 10, 11, and 12, 2021, less $2.00 to reflect the declared dividend.

The Company will cause to be mailed an election form to receive cash or common stock only to registered shareholders promptly after the November 17, 2021 record date. Registered shareholders are those shareholders who own their stock directly and not through a bank, broker, or nominee. The completed election form must be received by SuRo Capital Corp.’s transfer agent, American Stock Transfer, prior to 5:00 p.m. (EST) on December 17, 2021. Registered shareholders with questions regarding the dividend may call American Stock Transfer at (800) 937-5449. Registered shareholders who do not make an election will be deemed to have elected to receive 100% of their dividend in shares of the Company’s common stock.

Registered shareholders participating in the Company’s dividend reinvestment plan will also receive an election form. The investment feature of the dividend reinvestment plan will be suspended for this distribution and will be reinstated after this distribution has been completed.

Shareholders who hold their shares through a bank, broker, or nominee will not receive an election form from the Company and should contact their bank, broker, or nominee for instructions on how to make an election. Shareholders who hold their shares through a bank, broker, or nominee are encouraged to contact their bank, broker, or nominee and inform them of the election that should be made on the shareholder’s behalf. If a shareholder’s bank, broker, or nominee, on the shareholder’s behalf, does not timely return a properly completed Election Form by the Election Date, the shareholder will have been deemed to have elected to receive 100% of the Dividend in the form of shares of our common stock.

For each of those shareholders who holds shares of SuRo Capital common stock through a bank, broker, or nominee, the shares of our common stock and cash to which such shareholder is entitled will be delivered by the transfer agent through The Depository Trust Company to such shareholder’s bank, broker, or nominee. The bank, broker or nominee will then allocate the shares and cash into such shareholder’s individual account.

Regardless of whether a shareholder receives the dividend in cash, stock, or some combination of cash and stock, the entire amount of this dividend will be fully taxable to shareholders and SuRo Capital Corp. will report the actual tax characteristics of each year’s dividends annually to shareholders and the IRS on Form 1099-DIV.

The date of declaration and amount of any dividends, including any future dividends, are subject to the sole discretion of SuRo Capital’s Board of Directors. The aggregate amount of the dividends declared and paid by SuRo Capital will be fully taxable to stockholders. The tax character of SuRo Capital’s dividends cannot be finally determined until the close of SuRo Capital’s taxable year (December 31). SuRo Capital will report the actual tax characteristics of each year’s dividends annually to stockholders and the IRS on Form 1099-DIV subsequent to year-end.

Registered stockholders with questions regarding declared dividends may call American Stock Transfer at (800) 937-5449. Shareholders who hold their shares through a bank, broker, or nominee are encouraged to contact their bank, broker, or nominee for additional details on how their bank, broker, or nominee will process the election on their behalf. Shareholders can find additional information regarding this dividend in the “Investor Relations” section of SuRo Capital’s website at www.surocap.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein, including statements regarding SuRo Capital’s beliefs, expectations, intentions, or strategies for the future, may constitute “forward-looking statements”. SuRo Capital cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these statements. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and any market volatility that may be detrimental to our business, our portfolio companies, our industry, and the global economy, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions, and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Risk factors, cautionary statements, and other conditions which could cause SuRo Capital’s actual results to differ from management’s current expectations are contained in SuRo Capital’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SuRo Capital undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release.

About SuRo Capital Corp.

SuRo Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: SSSS ) is a publicly traded investment fund that seeks to invest in high-growth, venture-backed private companies. The fund seeks to create a portfolio of high-growth emerging private companies via a repeatable and disciplined investment approach, as well as to provide investors with access to such companies through its publicly traded common stock. SuRo Capital is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Connect with the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, and at www.surocap.com.

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SuRo Capital Corp.
(650) 235-4769
IR@surocap.com

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SURO CAPITAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (UNAUDITED)

 September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
ASSETS   
Investments at fair value:   
Non-controlled/non-affiliate investments (cost of $148,875,401 and $105,339,169, respectively)$287,262,944  $249,804,803 
Non-controlled/affiliate investments (cost of $41,240,458 and $53,865,346, respectively)14,813,419  30,165,773 
Controlled investments (cost of $19,883,894 and $7,161,412, respectively)13,738,874  809,198 
Total Portfolio Investments315,815,237  280,779,774 
Investments in U.S. Treasury bills (cost of $0 and $150,000,000, respectively)  150,000,000 
Total Investments (cost of $209,999,753 and $316,365,927, respectively)315,815,237  430,779,774 
Cash108,248,871  45,793,724 
Proceeds receivable295,554   
Escrow proceeds receivable2,416,245  852,462 
Interest and dividends receivable317,955  166,998 
Deferred financing costs314,894  297,196 
Prepaid expenses and other assets(1)1,052,509  985,550 
Total Assets428,461,265  478,875,704 
LIABILITIES   
Accounts payable and accrued expenses(1)2,643,715  762,312 
Accrued interest payable  453,803 
Dividends payable51,061  4,395,229 
Payable for securities purchased  134,250,000 
Income tax payable  35,850 
4.75% Convertible Senior Notes due March 28, 2023(2)  37,395,437 
Total Liabilities2,694,776  177,292,631 
    
Net Assets$425,766,489  $301,583,073 
NET ASSETS   
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share (100,000,000 authorized; 28,781,016 and 19,914,023 issued and outstanding, respectively)$287,810  $199,140 
Paid-in capital in excess of par320,585,587  221,802,592 
Accumulated net investment loss(47,294,574) (40,193,778)
Accumulated net realized gain on investments, net of distributions46,372,180  5,361,270 
Accumulated net unrealized appreciation of investments105,815,486  114,413,849 
Net Assets$425,766,489  $301,583,073 
Net Asset Value Per Share$14.79  $15.14 
        

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(1) This balance includes a right of use asset and corresponding operating lease liability, respectively.
(2) As of September 30, 2021, the 4.75% Convertible Senior Notes due March 28, 2023 had been fully converted into the Company’s common stock or redeemed in cash by the Company. As of December 31, 2020, the 4.75% Convertible Senior Notes due March 28, 2023 (effective interest rate of 5.57%) had a face value $38,215,000.

SURO CAPITAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

  Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
INVESTMENT INCOME        
Non-controlled/non-affiliate investments:        
Interest income $138,072  $284,357  $450,768  $500,568 
Dividend income 275,844    426,688  50,000 
Non-controlled/affiliate investments:      
Interest income/(reversal of accrued interest)       (29,184)
Dividend income   123,750  102,632  180,000 
Controlled investments:      
Interest income 110,000    110,000   
Dividend income       200,000 
Total Investment Income 523,916  408,107  1,090,088  901,384 
OPERATING EXPENSES      
Compensation expense(2) 1,500,061  1,030,239  4,139,263  4,960,679 
Directors’ fees(3) 368,281  111,250  590,781  333,750 
Professional fees 604,475  714,345  2,107,158  2,532,183 
Interest expense   555,935  504,793  1,697,962 
Income tax expense (1,975) (1,657) 7,648  46,598 
Other expenses 276,552  585,886  841,241  1,590,044 
Total Operating Expenses 2,747,394  2,995,998  8,190,884  11,161,216 
Net Investment Loss (2,223,478) (2,587,891) (7,100,796) (10,259,832)
Realized Gain on Investments:    
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments 30,601,821  2,378,390  170,413,151  9,332,643 
Non-controlled/affiliate investments 1,893,839    1,893,839   
Net Realized Gain on Investments 32,495,660  2,378,390  172,306,990  9,332,643 
Change in Unrealized Appreciation/(Depreciation) of Investments:      
Non-controlled/non-affiliated investments 9,252,577  17,027,314  (6,078,092) 24,304,146 
Non-controlled/affiliate investments (24,389,188) (997,872) (2,727,465) (9,503,443)
Controlled investments 112,833  100,000  207,194  185,000 
Net Change in Unrealized Appreciation/(Depreciation) of Investments (15,023,778) 16,129,442  (8,598,363) 14,985,703 
Net Change in Net Assets Resulting from Operations $15,248,404   $15,919,941   $156,607,831   $14,058,514  
Net Change in Net Assets Resulting from Operations per Common Share:      
Basic $0.55  $0.89  $6.39  $0.82 
Diluted(1) $0.55  $0.76  $6.11  $0.75 
Weighted-Average Common Shares Outstanding    
Basic 27,619,062  17,795,538  24,506,181  17,208,723 
Diluted(1) 27,619,062  21,598,403  25,705,099  21,087,926 
             

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(1) For the three months ended September 30, 2021, there were no potentially dilutive securities outstanding. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, 0 potentially dilutive common shares were excluded from the weighted-average common shares outstanding for diluted net change in net assets resulting from operations per common share because the effect of these shares would have been antidilutive.
(2) For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, this balance includes $1,962,431 of accelerated recognition of compensation cost related to the cancellation of unvested options on April 28, 2020.
(3) For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, this balance includes $209,360 of stock-based compensation expense related to the 2020 annual non-employee director grants.

SURO CAPITAL CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

 Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
   2021   2020   2021   2020 
Per Basic Share Data        
Net asset value at beginning of the year $16.56  $11.84  $15.14  $11.38 
Net investment loss(1)  (0.08)  (0.15)  (0.29)  (0.60)
Net realized gain on investments(1)  0.93   0.13   7.03   0.54 
Net change in unrealized appreciation/(depreciation) of investments(1)  (0.61)  0.91   (0.35)  0.87 
Dividends declared  (2.25)  (0.40)  (5.25)  (0.40)
Issuance of common stock from stock dividend  0.22      0.38    
Issuance of common stock from public offering     0.24      0.30 
Issuance of common stock from conversion of 4.75% Convertible Notes due 2023(1)     (0.11)  (1.91)  (0.11)
Repurchase of common stock           0.36 
Stock-based compensation(1)  0.02      0.04   0.12 
Net asset value at end of period $14.79  $12.46  $14.79  $12.46 
Per share market value at end of period $12.91  $10.56  $12.91  $10.56 
Total return based on market value(2)  30.46%  24.68%  71.32%  61.22%
Total return based on net asset value(2)  2.90%  5.24%  32.36%  9.49%
Shares outstanding at end of period  28,781,016   20,284,811   28,781,016   20,284,811 
Ratios/Supplemental Data:    
Net assets at end of period $425,766,489  $252,712,769  $425,766,489  $252,712,769 
Average net assets $427,927,307  $205,006,043  $389,106,239  $191,342,719 
Ratio of net operating expenses to average net assets(3)  2.41%  5.81%  2.81%  7.45%
Ratio of net investment loss to average net assets(3)  (1.92)%  (5.02)%  (2.43)%  (6.82)%
Portfolio Turnover Ratio  10.03%  1.37%  23.93%  8.04%
                 

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(1) Based on weighted-average number of shares outstanding for the relevant period.
(2) Total return based on market value is based upon the change in market price per share between the opening and ending market values per share in the period, adjusted for dividends and equity issuances. Total return based on net asset value is based upon the change in net asset value per share between the opening and ending net asset values per share in the period, adjusted for dividends and equity issuances.
(3) Financial highlights for periods of less than one year are annualized and the ratios of operating expenses to average net assets and net investment loss to average net assets are adjusted accordingly. Significant and material non-recurring expenses are not annualized. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company excluded $199,452 and $100,274 of non-recurring expenses, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company excluded $0 and $1,962,431 of non-recurring expenses, respectively. Because the ratios are calculated for the Company’s common stock taken as a whole, an individual investor’s ratios may vary from these ratios.