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Hercules Capital Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Record Q1 2024 Total Gross Debt and Equity Commitments of $956.0 Million, an Increase of 81.7% Year-over-Year

Record Q1 2024 Total Gross Fundings of $605.2 Million, an Increase of 27.1% Year-over-Year

Q1 2024 Total Investment Income of $121.6 Million, an Increase of 15.7% Year-over-Year

Q1 2024 Net Investment Income “NII” of $79.2 Million, or $0.50 per Share, an Increase of 20.9% Year-over-Year

Q1 2024 NII Provides 125% Coverage of the Base Cash Distribution

Conservative Balance Sheet Management with Net GAAP Leverage of 91.0% and Net Regulatory Leverage of 81.7%

Undistributed Earnings Spillover of $142.7 Million, or $0.88(1) per Ending Shares Outstanding

Approximately $4.5 Billion of Assets Under Management, an Increase of 14.7% Year-over-Year(2)

Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) (“Hercules” or the “Company”), the largest and leading specialty financing provider to innovative venture, growth and established stage companies backed by some of the leading and top-tier venture capital and select private equity firms, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. The earnings release can be accessed at Hercules’ Investor Relations website at



$0.91 per Weighted Average Shares Outstanding


Assets under management includes assets managed by Hercules Capital and the Adviser Subsidiary

Conference Call

Hercules has scheduled its first quarter 2024 financial results conference call for May 2, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET). To participate via telephone, please register here. Upon registration, all telephone participants will receive the dial-in number along with a unique PIN number that can be used to access the call. While not required, it is recommended you join 10 minutes prior to the event start. A live webcast of the first quarter 2024 financial results conference call will also be available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at An archived webcast replay will be available on the Company's website for at least 30 days following the conference call.

About Hercules Capital, Inc.

Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) is the leading and largest specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured venture growth loans to high-growth, innovative venture capital-backed companies in a broad variety of technology, life sciences and sustainable and renewable technology industries. Since inception (December 2003), Hercules has committed more than $20.0 billion to over 650 companies and is the lender of choice for entrepreneurs and venture capital firms seeking growth capital financing. Companies interested in learning more about financing opportunities should contact, or call 650.289.3060.

Hercules, through its wholly owned subsidiary business, Hercules Adviser LLC (the “Adviser Subsidiary”), also maintains an asset management business through which it manages investments for external parties (“Adviser Funds”). The Adviser Subsidiary is registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

Hercules’ common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “HTGC.” In addition, Hercules has one retail bond issuance of 6.25% Notes due 2033 (NYSE: HCXY).

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We may use words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “should,” “may” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and should not be relied upon in making any investment decision. Such statements are based on currently available operating, financial and competitive information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations. While we cannot identify all such risks and uncertainties, we urge you to read the risks discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other materials that we publicly file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements made in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Hercules assumes no obligation to update any such statements in the future.


Michael Hara

Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Hercules Capital, Inc.


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