SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
October 29, 2018 (October 29, 2018)
Date of Report (date of Earliest Event Reported)
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CORP.
(Exact Name of Company as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite 130, Lake Success, NY 11042
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Company’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed from last report)
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Statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including the exhibits), including statements regarding Newtek Business Services Corp.’s (“Newtek” or the “Company”) beliefs, expectations, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, intensified competition, operating problems and their impact on revenues and profit margins, anticipated future business strategies and financial performance, anticipated future number of customers, business prospects, legislative developments and similar matters. Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions which could cause Newtek’s actual results to differ from management's current expectations are contained in Newtek’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Newtek undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this filing.
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On October 29, 2018 the Company issued a press release entitled “Newtek Business Services Corp. Declares Fourth Quarter 2018 Dividend of $0.50 per Share; Meets 2018 Annual Dividend Guidance of $1.80 per share” (the “Press Release”). A copy of the Press Release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The information in this report shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
In accordance with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CORP.
Date: October 29, 2018
/S/ BARRY SLOANE
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Newtek Business Services Corp. Declares Fourth Quarter 2018 Dividend of $0.50 per Share
Meets 2018 Annual Dividend Guidance of $1.80 per share
Lake Success, N.Y. - October 29, 2018 - Newtek Business Services Corp. (“Newtek”) (Nasdaq: NEWT), an internally managed business development company ("BDC"), today announced that its Board of Directors declared a fourth quarter 2018 cash dividend1 of $0.50 per share. The fourth quarter dividend is payable on December 28, 2018 to shareholders of record as of December 18, 2018. The payment of the fourth quarter 2018 dividend is in line with the Company’s 2018 annual dividend guidance of $1.80 per share, which represents an approximate 9.8% increase over the 2017 annual cash dividend of $1.64 per share.
Barry Sloane, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “The mark of a great enterprise is standing the test of time though volatile moments in the markets and in the economy, making appropriate adjustments to deliver superior results. That said, we are proud that our annual dividend payout has exceeded our initial dividend forecast over the past four years since repositioning ourselves as a BDC in
November of 2014. Our fourth quarter 2018 dividend of $0.50 per share represents a 12% increase over our 2017 fourth quarter dividend. In addition, the payment of the fourth quarter 2018 dividend will enable us to meet our 2018 annual dividend guidance of $1.80 per share, which represents an increase of 9.8 % over the 2017 annual cash dividend of $1.64 per share.”
Mr. Sloane continued, “Our business model has given us the ability to receive dividends from certain of our diversified controlled portfolio companies, which we believe has helped our overall performance when headwinds have hit certain aspects of our business. Our seasoned management team looks forward to continuing to expand this diversified model, and endeavors to continue to meet and/or beat shareholder expectations in 2019. We are proud of our senior management team and grateful for the support the Company has garnered from our board and shareholders. We look forward to our upcoming shareholder
conference call on November 8, 2018, when we will discuss our third quarter 2018 financial results as well as forecast our annual dividend for 2019.”
Note regarding Dividend Payments: The Company's Board of Directors expects to maintain a dividend policy with the objective of making quarterly distributions in an amount that approximates 90 - 100% of the Company's annual taxable income. The determination of the tax attributes of the Company's distributions is made annually as of the end of the Company's fiscal year based upon its taxable income for the full year and distributions paid for the full year.
1Amount and timing of dividends, if any, remain subject to the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors.
About Newtek Business Services Corp.
Newtek Business Services Corp., Your Business Solutions Company®, is an internally managed BDC, which along with its controlled portfolio companies, provides a wide range of business services and financial products under the Newtek® brand to the small- and medium-sized business (“SMB”) market. Since 1999, Newtek has provided state-of-the-art, cost-efficient products and services and efficient business strategies to SMB accounts across all 50 states to help them grow their sales, control their expenses and reduce their risk.
Newtek’s and its portfolio companies’ products and services include: Business Lending, SBA Lending Solutions, Electronic Payment Processing, Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing, Data Backup, Storage and Retrieval, IT Consulting), eCommerce, Accounts Receivable Financing & Inventory Financing, The Newtek Advantage, Insurance Solutions, Web Services, and Payroll and Benefits Solutions.
Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Words such as “believes,” “intends,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “goal” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, intensified competition, operating problems and their impact on revenues and profit margins, anticipated future business strategies and financial performance, anticipated future number of customers, business prospects, legislative developments and similar matters. Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions, which could cause Newtek’s actual results to differ from management’s current expectations, are contained in Newtek’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available through http://www.sec.gov/. Newtek 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.
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