PRIORITY INCOME FUND, INC.

SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

September 30, 2023

(unaudited)

 

Portfolio Investments(1)(5)  Investment  Estimated
Yield(2)/
Interest Rate
   Legal
Maturity
  Acquisition
date
  Principal
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair Value(3)
Level 3
   % of
Net
Assets
 
                              
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Equity Class (Cayman Islands)                    
Adams Mill CLO Ltd.(6)(7)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/15/2026  7/3/2014  $500,000   $   $    %
AIMCO CLO 11, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   20.79%  10/17/2034  4/4/2022   5,000,000    5,333,588    4,712,836    0.8%
Apidos CLO XVIII-R  Subordinated Notes   16.23%  10/22/2030  9/26/2018   410,000    535,845    412,205    0.1%
Apidos CLO XX  Subordinated Notes   28.41%  7/16/2031  3/4/2020   12,500,000    7,705,066    7,059,406    1.2%
Apidos CLO XXI(6)(7)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/19/2027  5/13/2015   5,000,000    1,468,543        %
Apidos CLO XXII  Subordinated Notes   18.76%  4/21/2031  9/17/2015   9,894,611    7,086,878    6,692,911    1.1%
Apidos CLO XXIV  Subordinated Notes   31.11%  10/21/2030  5/17/2019   12,214,397    7,493,181    7,803,809    1.3%
Apidos CLO XXVI  Subordinated Notes   7.18%  7/18/2029  7/25/2019   6,000,000    4,410,425    3,518,190    0.6%
Babson CLO Ltd. 2015-I  Subordinated Notes   4.28%  1/20/2031  4/1/2015   3,400,000    1,856,654    1,277,641    0.2%
Barings CLO Ltd. 2018-III(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/20/2029  10/10/2014   396,214    150,045    53,067    0.0%
BlueMountain CLO 2013-2 Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  10/22/2030  10/1/2015   1,900,000    1,310,720    697,205    0.1%
BlueMountain CLO XXVI Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   22.24%  10/20/2034  11/18/2021   8,906,000    8,160,365    7,142,631    1.2%
BlueMountain CLO XXVIII Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   23.53%  4/17/2034  4/1/2022   3,300,000    3,067,781    2,811,960    0.5%
BlueMountain CLO XXIX Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   22.56%  7/25/2034  12/15/2021   6,000,000    5,971,675    5,182,880    0.8%
BlueMountain CLO XXXI Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   24.86%  4/19/2034  4/28/2022   5,000,000    4,465,629    3,923,068    0.6%
BlueMountain CLO XXXII Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   24.36%  10/16/2034  2/18/2022   12,000,000    10,570,584    9,603,607    1.6%
BlueMountain CLO XXXIV Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   24.43%  4/20/2035  3/23/2022   5,700,000    5,753,457    5,158,834    0.8%
BlueMountain Fuji US CLO II Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   7.24%  10/21/2030  8/22/2017   2,500,000    1,972,120    1,564,478    0.3%
California Street CLO IX, Ltd.  Preference Shares   18.06%  7/16/2032  12/13/2019   4,670,000    2,455,453    2,002,597    0.3%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-1, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  8/14/2030  6/23/2016   17,550,000    9,895,485    6,364,001    1.0%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-4, Ltd.  Income Notes   4.96%  1/15/2031  12/22/2016   11,839,488    6,516,598    4,575,591    0.7%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2014-1, Ltd.  Income Notes   13.20%  4/17/2031  2/25/2016   12,870,000    7,944,425    6,836,773    1.1%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2014-3-R, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   8.33%  7/28/2031  5/23/2018   15,000,000    12,060,515    9,604,960    1.6%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2016-1, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   11.91%  4/20/2034  3/16/2016   6,844,556    6,210,632    5,034,878    0.8%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2016-3, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   11.46%  7/20/2034  8/8/2016   3,245,614    2,926,425    2,490,426    0.4%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2017-2, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   25.81%  7/21/2031  1/4/2022   4,450,000    2,900,882    2,347,591    0.4%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2017-4, Ltd.  Income Notes   20.25%  1/15/2030  10/14/2021   9,107,000    5,652,354    4,325,459    0.7%

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Investments(1)(5)  Investment  Estimated
Yield(2)/
Interest Rate
   Legal
Maturity
  Acquisition
date
  Principal
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair Value(3)
Level 3
   % of
Net
Assets
 
                                   
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Equity Class (Cayman Islands)                    
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2017-5, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   4.46%  1/22/2030  12/18/2017  $10,000,000   $8,225,765   $6,181,610    1.0%
Cedar Funding II CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   17.26%  4/20/2034  9/27/2017   2,500,000    2,311,231    1,949,897    0.3%
Cedar Funding IV CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   16.56%  7/23/2034  6/19/2017   26,698,229    22,435,431    20,329,247    3.4%
Cedar Funding V CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   25.46%  7/17/2031  10/15/2018   7,358,000    7,777,972    7,049,475    1.1%
Cedar Funding VI CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   19.27%  4/20/2034  8/7/2017   6,722,117    6,789,548    5,785,764    0.9%
Cedar Funding X CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   25.54%  10/20/2032  1/12/2022   10,775,000    10,103,628    9,150,142    1.5%
Cedar Funding XI CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   25.69%  6/1/2032  7/12/2021   17,500,000    15,065,518    14,264,531    2.3%
Cedar Funding XII, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   22.88%  10/25/2034  3/28/2022   3,300,000    3,047,269    2,828,401    0.5%
Cedar Funding XIV, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   24.72%  7/15/2033  4/7/2022   10,000,000    8,404,977    7,567,491    1.2%
Cedar Funding XV, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   25.90%  4/20/2035  7/25/2022   5,000,000    4,068,224    4,013,682    0.7%
Cent CLO 21 Limited(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/26/2030  5/15/2014   510,555    326,257    109,677    0.0%
CIFC Falcon 2019, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   20.26%  1/20/2033  5/14/2021   8,500,000    8,280,644    7,738,723    1.3%
CIFC Funding 2013-I, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   7.38%  7/16/2030  6/1/2018   3,000,000    1,729,931    1,321,502    0.2%
CIFC Funding 2013-II, Ltd.  Income Notes   3.74%  10/18/2030  2/6/2014   305,000    156,222    101,983    0.0%
CIFC Funding 2013-III-R, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   23.79%  4/24/2031  1/19/2021   4,900,000    2,399,838    2,305,732    0.4%
CIFC Funding 2013-IV, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   15.49%  4/28/2031  3/15/2019   8,000,000    5,266,489    4,771,630    0.8%
CIFC Funding 2014, Ltd.  Income Notes   9.67%  1/21/2031  2/6/2014   2,758,900    1,628,954    1,268,797    0.2%
CIFC Funding 2014-III, Ltd.  Income Notes   17.64%  10/22/2031  11/14/2016   11,700,000    7,619,144    6,220,733    1.0%
CIFC Funding 2014-IV-R, Ltd.  Income Notes   14.78%  1/17/2035  8/5/2014   4,833,031    3,341,650    2,580,174    0.4%
CIFC Funding 2015-I, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   8.33%  1/22/2031  11/24/2015   7,500,000    4,873,444    3,575,693    0.6%
CIFC Funding 2015-III, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  4/19/2029  5/29/2018   10,000,000    4,593,490    3,017,694    0.5%
CIFC Funding 2015-IV, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   16.98%  4/20/2034  4/27/2016   22,930,000    14,093,004    11,414,002    1.9%
CIFC Funding 2016-I, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   25.79%  10/21/2031  12/9/2016   6,500,000    5,077,856    5,658,569    0.9%
CIFC Funding 2017-I, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  4/20/2029  2/3/2017   8,000,000    6,014,811    4,307,175    0.7%
CIFC Funding 2017-IV, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   10.03%  10/24/2030  8/14/2017   18,000,000    16,797,808    13,784,218    2.2%
CIFC Funding 2018-II, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   35.60%  4/20/2031  8/11/2022   10,000,000    6,669,674    5,418,972    0.9%
CIFC Funding 2018-IV, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   27.66%  10/17/2031  6/19/2020   6,000,000    5,122,964    5,046,106    0.8%
CIFC Funding 2020-II, Ltd.  Income Notes   26.84%  10/20/2034  7/20/2020   2,000,000    1,775,740    1,824,117    0.3%
CIFC Funding 2020-III, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   22.57%  10/20/2034  9/11/2020   7,350,000    7,186,772    6,887,370    1.1%
Columbia Cent CLO 29 Limited  Subordinated Notes   25.33%  10/20/2034  7/10/2020   16,000,000    13,131,428    13,880,269    2.3%
Columbia Cent CLO 31 Limited  Subordinated Notes   22.74%  4/20/2034  2/1/2021   12,100,000    10,970,507    10,254,432    1.7%
Dryden 86 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   23.00%  7/17/2034  3/10/2022   10,250,000    8,164,593    6,812,720    1.1%

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Investments(1)(5)  Investment  Estimated
Yield(2)/
Interest Rate
   Legal
Maturity
  Acquisition
date
  Principal
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair Value(3)
Level 3
   % of
Net
Assets
 
                                   
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Equity Class (Cayman Islands)                    
Dryden 87 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   24.59%  5/22/2034  3/10/2022  $4,000,000   $3,800,767   $3,360,672    0.5%
Dryden 95 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   23.57%  8/21/2034  4/27/2022   10,500,000    9,399,233    8,546,952    1.4%
Galaxy XIX CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   7.73%  7/24/2030  12/5/2016   2,750,000    1,860,519    1,317,685    0.2%
Galaxy XX CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   16.42%  4/21/2031  5/28/2021   2,000,000    1,626,373    1,362,927    0.2%
Galaxy XXI CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   24.26%  4/21/2031  5/28/2021   4,775,000    3,238,285    2,840,588    0.5%
Galaxy XXVII CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   30.56%  5/16/2031  7/23/2021   2,212,500    1,086,784    1,112,720    0.2%
Galaxy XXVIII CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   29.35%  7/15/2031  5/30/2014   5,295,000    2,773,630    2,669,478    0.4%
GoldenTree Loan Opportunities IX, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  10/29/2029  7/19/2017   3,250,000    2,089,656    1,301,017    0.2%
Halcyon Loan Advisors Funding 2014-2 Ltd.(6)(7)  Subordinated Notes   %  4/28/2025  4/14/2014   400,000    210,313        %
Halcyon Loan Advisors Funding 2014-3 Ltd.(6)(7)  Subordinated Notes   %  10/22/2025  9/12/2014   500,000    298,545        %
Halcyon Loan Advisors Funding 2015-1 Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  4/20/2027  3/16/2015   3,000,000    1,849,511        %
Halcyon Loan Advisors Funding 2015-2 Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/26/2027  6/3/2015   3,000,000    1,927,789        %
Halcyon Loan Advisors Funding 2015-3 Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  10/18/2027  7/27/2015   7,000,000    5,329,399    18,987    0.0%
HarbourView CLO VII-R, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/18/2031  6/5/2015   275,000    195,731    93,473    0.0%
Jefferson Mill CLO Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   9.54%  10/20/2031  6/30/2015   6,049,689    4,521,267    3,607,684    0.6%
LCM XV Limited Partnership(6)  Income Notes   %  7/19/2030  1/28/2014   250,000    137,911    80,250    0.0%
LCM XVI Limited Partnership  Income Notes   7.77%  10/15/2031  5/12/2014   6,814,685    4,349,991    3,274,876    0.5%
LCM XVII Limited Partnership  Income Notes   10.16%  10/15/2031  9/17/2014   1,000,000    687,709    537,545    0.1%
LCM XVIII Limited Partnership  Income Notes   25.52%  7/20/2031  10/29/2021   12,195,000    5,518,239    3,831,568    0.6%
LCM XXVIII Limited Partnership  Subordinated Notes   30.10%  10/21/2030  10/29/2021   2,000,000    1,363,309    1,160,981    0.2%
LCM XXXII Limited Partnership  Income Notes   23.71%  7/20/2034  3/2/2022   10,390,000    8,923,847    7,806,009    1.3%
LCM XXXIV Limited Partnership  Subordinated Notes   28.74%  10/20/2034  8/4/2022   2,395,000    1,814,439    1,619,120    0.3%
Madison Park Funding XIII, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   1.46%  4/19/2030  2/3/2014   13,000,000    6,608,916    5,033,666    0.8%
Madison Park Funding XIV, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   19.29%  10/22/2030  7/3/2014   23,750,000    16,701,386    14,044,050    2.3%
Madison Park Funding XL, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   22.29%  5/28/2030  10/8/2020   7,000,000    3,492,153    2,838,589    0.5%
Mountain View CLO 2014-1 Ltd.(6)(7)  Income Notes   %  10/15/2026  8/29/2014   1,000,000    497,106        %
Mountain View CLO IX Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   6.78%  7/15/2031  5/13/2015   8,815,500    4,081,792    3,197,988    0.5%
Neuberger Berman CLO XVI-S, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   21.82%  4/17/2034  2/9/2022   16,000,000    16,501,292    13,239,933    2.2%
Neuberger Berman CLO XXI, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   23.11%  4/20/2034  2/16/2022   8,501,407    7,562,928    5,992,719    1.0%
Octagon Investment Partners XIV, Ltd.(6)  Income Notes   %  7/16/2029  12/1/2017   6,150,000    2,821,529    1,233,200    0.2%
Octagon Investment Partners XV, Ltd.  Income Notes   12.15%  7/19/2030  5/23/2019   8,937,544    4,753,854    4,103,804    0.7%
Octagon Investment Partners XVII, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   4.69%  1/27/2031  6/28/2018   16,153,000    7,362,737    5,215,042    0.8%

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Investments(1)(5)  Investment  Estimated
Yield(2)/
Interest Rate
   Legal
Maturity
  Acquisition
date
  Principal
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair Value(3)
Level 3
   % of
Net
Assets
 
                                   
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Equity Class (Cayman Islands)                    
Octagon Investment Partners 18-R, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   7.83%  4/16/2031  7/30/2015  $4,568,944   $1,976,310   $1,478,414    0.2%
Octagon Investment Partners 20-R, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   17.19%  5/12/2031  4/25/2019   3,500,000    3,025,946    2,398,624    0.4%
Octagon Investment Partners XXI, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   16.64%  2/14/2031  1/6/2016   13,822,188    8,504,825    6,498,791    1.1%
Octagon Investment Partners XXII, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   3.15%  1/22/2030  11/12/2014   6,625,000    4,470,216    3,054,949    0.5%
Octagon Investment Partners 27, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   12.54%  7/15/2030  10/31/2018   5,000,000    3,229,330    2,473,854    0.4%
Octagon Investment Partners 30, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   3.92%  3/18/2030  11/16/2017   9,525,000    6,794,705    5,298,919    0.9%
Octagon Investment Partners 31, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   9.71%  7/19/2030  12/20/2019   3,067,500    1,763,485    1,514,726    0.2%
Octagon Investment Partners 33, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   3.24%  1/20/2031  7/9/2018   2,850,000    2,156,323    1,545,045    0.3%
Octagon Investment Partners 36, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   16.40%  4/15/2031  12/20/2019   10,400,960    7,850,360    6,340,383    1.0%
Octagon Investment Partners 37, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   15.20%  7/25/2030  3/17/2021   14,500,000    11,150,334    9,499,869    1.5%
Octagon Investment Partners 39, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   20.48%  10/21/2030  1/9/2020   10,250,000    8,450,154    7,875,037    1.3%
Octagon Loan Funding, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   18.52%  11/18/2031  8/25/2014   5,014,526    3,067,424    2,747,355    0.4%
OZLM VI, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  4/17/2031  10/31/2016   15,688,991    9,841,507    6,260,619    1.0%
OZLM VII, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/17/2029  11/3/2015   2,654,467    1,319,594    285,778    0.0%
OZLM VIII, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  10/17/2029  8/7/2014   950,000    522,585    192,464    0.0%
OZLM IX, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   7.52%  10/20/2031  2/22/2017   15,000,000    10,889,503    8,076,453    1.3%
OZLM XII, Ltd.(6)(7)  Subordinated Notes   %  4/30/2027  1/17/2017   12,122,952    6,534,353        %
OZLM XXII, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  1/17/2031  5/11/2017   27,343,000    13,053,198    8,457,236    1.4%
Redding Ridge 3 CLO, Ltd.  Preference Shares   11.40%  1/15/2030  3/26/2021   12,293,000    6,661,899    5,256,032    0.9%
Redding Ridge 4 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   14.99%  4/15/2030  1/29/2021   14,000,000    12,605,846    10,622,453    1.7%
Redding Ridge 5 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   18.94%  10/15/2031  5/27/2021   5,500,000    5,285,293    4,733,201    0.8%
Rockford Tower CLO 2021-3, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   20.93%  10/20/2034  2/11/2022   8,000,000    7,275,772    6,972,728    1.1%
Romark WM-R Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   10.96%  4/21/2031  4/11/2014   490,713    337,657    253,324    0.0%
Sound Point CLO II, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  1/26/2031  5/16/2019   21,053,778    9,286,446    5,474,381    0.9%
Sound Point CLO VII-R, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   17.83%  10/23/2031  7/31/2019   9,002,745    3,793,514    3,055,301    0.5%
Sound Point CLO XVII, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  10/20/2030  7/11/2018   20,000,000    13,711,701    9,982,673    1.6%
Sound Point CLO XVIII, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   7.69%  1/20/2031  10/29/2018   15,563,500    10,348,311    8,182,195    1.3%
Sound Point CLO XIX, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   18.13%  4/15/2031  9/23/2021   7,500,000    4,226,683    3,490,793    0.6%
Sound Point CLO XX, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   15.71%  7/28/2031  11/5/2021   8,000,000    5,390,480    4,250,665    0.7%
Sound Point CLO XXIII, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   17.73%  7/17/2034  8/27/2021   5,915,000    4,744,951    4,372,851    0.7%
Symphony CLO XIV, Ltd.(6)(7)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/14/2026  5/6/2014   750,000    340,041        %
Symphony CLO XVI, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   7.59%  10/15/2031  7/1/2015   5,000,000    3,949,487    3,024,412    0.5%

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Investments(1)(5)  Investment  Estimated
Yield(2)/
Interest Rate
   Legal
Maturity
  Acquisition
date
  Principal
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair Value(3)
Level 3
   % of
Net
Assets
 
                                   
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Equity Class (Cayman Islands)                    
Symphony CLO XIX, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   15.08%  4/16/2031  5/6/2021  $2,000,000   $1,335,271   $1,110,741    0.2%
TCI-Symphony CLO 2017-1, Ltd.  Income Notes   13.73%  7/15/2030  9/15/2020   3,000,000    1,800,876    1,509,134    0.2%
TCW CLO 2021-2, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   25.80%  7/25/2034  8/17/2022   5,000,000    3,965,448    3,562,555    0.6%
THL Credit Wind River 2013-1 CLO, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/19/2030  11/1/2017   10,395,000    6,382,090    3,186,463    0.5%
THL Credit Wind River 2013-2 CLO, Ltd.  Income Notes   0.55%  10/18/2030  12/27/2017   3,250,000    1,755,922    1,211,708    0.2%
THL Credit Wind River 2014-1 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   2.83%  7/18/2031  7/11/2018   11,800,000    6,801,559    4,680,311    0.8%
THL Credit Wind River 2014-2 CLO, Ltd.  Income Notes   8.35%  1/15/2031  1/22/2021   7,550,000    2,585,218    1,798,740    0.3%
THL Credit Wind River 2017-4 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   18.58%  11/20/2030  6/25/2020   3,765,400    2,786,430    2,355,477    0.4%
THL Credit Wind River 2018-2 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   16.28%  7/15/2030  3/11/2019   8,884,000    7,884,098    6,652,309    1.1%
THL Credit Wind River 2018-3 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   20.62%  1/20/2031  6/28/2019   13,000,000    12,527,191    10,812,958    1.8%
Venture XVIII CLO, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  10/15/2029  7/16/2018   4,750,000    2,561,567    787,400    0.1%
Venture 28A CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   17.25%  10/20/2034  7/16/2018   17,715,000    14,207,097    12,088,872    2.0%
Venture XXX CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   4.64%  1/15/2031  7/16/2018   5,100,000    3,736,679    2,923,296    0.5%
Venture XXXII CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   10.76%  7/18/2031  10/9/2018   7,929,328    6,830,717    5,203,568    0.8%
Venture XXXIV CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   19.23%  10/15/2031  7/30/2019   13,903,000    11,381,850    10,284,463    1.7%
Venture 41 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   25.22%  1/20/2034  1/26/2021   8,249,375    7,805,298    7,008,652    1.1%
Venture 42 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   23.41%  4/17/2034  11/5/2021   15,000,000    13,710,565    12,047,317    2.0%
Venture 43 CLO, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   22.26%  4/17/2034  9/1/2021   12,000,000    10,186,235    9,367,115    1.5%
Voya IM CLO 2013-1, Ltd.  Income Notes   1.25%  10/15/2030  6/9/2016   4,174,688    2,364,720    1,782,524    0.3%
Voya IM CLO 2013-3, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   1.75%  10/18/2031  2/13/2015   4,000,000    1,827,646    1,272,408    0.2%
Voya IM CLO 2014-1, Ltd.(6)  Subordinated Notes   %  4/18/2031  2/5/2014   314,774    172,461    110,585    0.0%
Voya CLO 2014-3, Ltd.(6)(7)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/24/2026  4/10/2015   7,000,000    2,672,262        %
Voya CLO 2014-4, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   4.14%  7/14/2031  11/10/2014   1,000,000    623,595    415,129    0.1%
Voya CLO 2015-2, Ltd.(6)(7)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/23/2027  6/24/2015   13,712,000    2,777,172        %
Voya CLO 2016-1, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   6.84%  1/21/2031  1/22/2016   7,750,000    5,749,354    4,722,648    0.8%
Voya CLO 2016-3, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   13.19%  10/20/2031  9/30/2016   10,225,000    8,172,930    6,534,079    1.1%
Voya CLO 2017-3, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   12.41%  4/20/2034  6/15/2017   5,750,000    6,647,778    4,994,050    0.8%
Voya CLO 2017-4, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   17.29%  10/15/2030  3/25/2021   2,500,000    1,603,206    1,315,378    0.2%
Voya CLO 2018-1, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   12.53%  4/18/2031  2/23/2018   20,000,000    15,943,089    13,252,123    2.2%
Voya CLO 2018-2, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   24.01%  7/15/2031  4/27/2021   6,778,666    4,565,684    3,984,158    0.6%
Voya CLO 2018-4, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   30.55%  1/15/2032  8/9/2021   3,192,000    2,481,216    2,232,650    0.4%
Voya CLO 2019-1, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   15.96%  4/15/2031  1/27/2020   15,500,000    14,140,587    11,296,323    1.8%

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Investments(1)(5)  Investment  Estimated
Yield(2)/
Interest Rate
   Legal
Maturity
  Acquisition
date
  Principal
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair Value(3)
Level 3
   % of
Net
Assets
 
                                   
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Equity Class (Cayman Islands)                       
Voya CLO 2020-1, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   21.66%  7/17/2034  3/3/2022  $6,500,000   $5,832,177   $4,917,490    0.8%
Voya CLO 2022-1, Ltd.  Subordinated Notes   25.10%  4/20/2035  3/18/2022   17,600,000    16,423,597    15,632,922    2.6%
West CLO 2014-1 Ltd.(6)(7)  Subordinated Notes   %  7/17/2026  6/24/2014   13,375,000    2,520,027        %
Total Collateralized Loan Obligation - Equity Class   $896,032,893   $720,782,126    117.5%
                                   
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Debt Class (Cayman Islands)(4)                       
AGL CLO 5 Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   12.04% (LIBOR + 6.45%)   7/20/2034  6/13/2023  $4,500,000   $4,012,835   $4,046,627    0.7%
Apidos CLO XII  Class E-R Notes   10.97% (LIBOR + 5.40%)   4/15/2031  4/11/2023   5,750,000    4,773,074    4,981,295    0.8%
Apidos CLO XXIV  Class E-R Notes   13.44% (LIBOR + 7.86%)   10/21/2030  3/10/2020   2,000,000    1,600,316    1,590,151    0.3%
Bain Capital Credit CLO 2017-2, Limited  Class E-R2 Notes   12.47% (SOFR + 6.86%)   7/25/2034  9/28/2023   1,750,000    1,596,875    1,600,428    0.3%
Bain Capital Credit CLO 2021-2, Ltd.  Class E Notes   12.30% (LIBOR + 6.73%)   7/16/2034  6/14/2023   2,500,000    2,162,131    2,211,600    0.4%
BlueMountain CLO 2015-3 Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   13.67% (LIBOR + 8.08%)   4/21/2031  8/5/2022   2,500,000    1,817,170    1,643,095    0.3%
BlueMountain CLO XXV Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   12.82% (LIBOR + 7.25%)   7/15/2036  4/24/2023   4,275,000    3,726,433    3,959,423    0.6%
BlueMountain CLO XXXIII Ltd.  Class E Notes   12.47% (LIBOR + 6.83%)   11/20/2034  7/19/2023   5,000,000    4,534,816    4,469,460    0.7%
BlueMountain Fuji US CLO III Ltd.  Class E Notes   10.77% (LIBOR + 5.20%)   1/15/2030  9/9/2022   2,000,000    1,686,511    1,759,913    0.3%
California Street CLO IX, Ltd.  Class F-R2 Notes   14.09% (LIBOR + 8.52%)   7/16/2032  9/2/2020   2,000,000    1,646,695    1,658,859    0.3%
Carlyle CLO 17, Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   13.98% (LIBOR + 8.35%)   4/30/2031  3/5/2019   3,000,000    2,853,653    2,169,768    0.4%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies 2014-2-R, Ltd.  Class E Notes   13.63% (LIBOR + 8.00%)   5/15/2031  3/6/2019   7,500,000    7,019,112    4,508,540    0.7%
Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2019-1, Ltd.  Class D Notes   12.29% (LIBOR + 6.70%)   4/21/2031  7/14/2023   4,605,000    4,146,345    4,224,724    0.7%
Cent CLO 21 Limited  Class D-R2 Notes   11.92% (LIBOR + 6.30%)   7/26/2030  7/29/2022   7,000,000    5,854,093    6,105,253    0.9%
Cent CLO 21 Limited(8)  Class E-R2 Notes   14.27% (LIBOR + 8.65%)   7/26/2030  7/12/2018   116,770    113,502    85,098    0.0%
CIFC Funding 2013-III-R, Ltd.  Class D Notes   11.51% (LIBOR + 5.90%)   4/24/2031  9/9/2022   1,675,000    1,439,682    1,500,427    0.2%
CIFC Funding 2013-III-R, Ltd.  Class E Notes   13.39% (LIBOR + 7.78%)   4/24/2031  10/2/2020   3,000,000    2,398,190    2,095,388    0.3%
CIFC Funding 2014-III, Ltd.  Class E-R2 Notes   11.71% (LIBOR + 6.10%)   10/22/2031  9/16/2022   1,125,000    962,088    1,082,003    0.2%

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Investments(1)(5)  Investment  Estimated
Yield(2)/
Interest Rate
   Legal
Maturity
  Acquisition
date
  Principal
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair Value(3)
Level 3
   % of
Net
Assets
 
                                   
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Debt Class (Cayman Islands)(4)                    
CIFC Funding 2014-III, Ltd.  Class F-R2 Notes   13.86% (LIBOR + 8.25%)   10/22/2031  11/5/2021  $1,500,000   $1,397,306   $1,158,062    0.2%
CIFC Funding 2014-IV-R, Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   14.75% (LIBOR + 9.18%)   1/17/2035  12/20/2021   778,684    751,000    727,617    0.1%
CIFC Funding 2014-V, Ltd.  Class F-R2 Notes   14.07% (LIBOR + 8.50%)   10/17/2031  9/17/2018   750,000    741,795    648,074    0.1%
CIFC Funding 2015-I, Ltd.  Class E-RR Notes   11.61% (LIBOR + 6.00%)   1/22/2031  9/9/2022   2,562,500    2,203,881    2,436,703    0.4%
CIFC Funding 2015-I, Ltd.  Class F-RR Notes   13.46% (LIBOR + 7.85%)   1/22/2031  10/31/2019   5,000,000    4,265,639    3,848,220    0.6%
CIFC Funding 2016-I, Ltd.  Class F-R Notes   15.75% (LIBOR + 10.15%)   10/21/2031  9/16/2019   3,750,000    3,654,644    3,680,869    0.6%
CIFC Funding 2017-IV, Ltd.  Class D Notes   11.71% (LIBOR + 6.10%)   10/24/2030  4/21/2023   4,500,000    3,965,704    4,104,228    0.7%
Dryden 28 CLO, Ltd.  Class B2LR Notes   12.08% (LIBOR + 6.45%)   8/15/2030  5/1/2023   3,090,000    2,731,901    2,695,475    0.4%
Dryden 41 CLO, Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   10.87% (SOFR + 5.30%)   4/15/2031  8/25/2023   3,015,000    2,453,586    2,631,187    0.4%
Dryden 49 CLO, Ltd.  Class E Notes   11.87% (SOFR + 6.30%)   7/18/2030  8/15/2023   5,850,000    4,995,233    5,329,303    0.9%
Dryden 57 CLO, Ltd.  Class E Notes   10.83% (LIBOR + 5.20%)   5/15/2031  4/11/2023   4,000,000    3,284,345    3,195,020    0.5%
Dryden 92 CLO, Ltd.  Class E Notes   12.14% (LIBOR + 6.50%)   11/20/2034  7/10/2023   2,230,129    1,959,818    1,928,748    0.3%
Galaxy XXI CLO, Ltd.  Class F-R Notes   12.84% (LIBOR + 7.25%)   4/21/2031  3/8/2019   6,000,000    5,227,015    5,083,465    0.8%
Galaxy XXII CLO, Ltd.  Class F-RR Notes   14.37% (LIBOR + 8.80%)   4/17/2034  8/8/2022   1,500,000    1,210,629    1,291,174    0.2%
Galaxy XXVII CLO, Ltd.  Class F Junior Notes   13.69% (LIBOR + 8.06%)   5/16/2031  3/5/2019   1,500,000    1,388,124    1,097,637    0.2%
Galaxy XXVIII CLO, Ltd.  Class F Junior Notes   14.05% (LIBOR + 8.48%)   7/15/2031  6/29/2018   41,713    40,038    36,992    0.0%
HarbourView CLO VII-R, Ltd.(8)  Class F Notes   13.84% (LIBOR + 8.27%)   7/18/2031  10/29/2018   6,871,558    6,790,307    3,902,733    0.6%
LCM 26 Ltd.  Class E Notes   10.89% (SOFR + 6.30%)   1/20/2031  8/23/2023   4,000,000    2,889,844    2,992,581    0.5%
LCM 30 Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   12.09% (LIBOR + 6.50%)   4/21/2031  7/13/2023   5,000,000    4,291,154    4,355,995    0.7%
LCM 34 Ltd.  Class E Notes   12.13% (LIBOR + 6.54%)   10/20/2034  9/6/2023   5,250,000    4,523,169    4,626,621    0.8%
LCM 37 Ltd.  Class E Notes   12.94% (SOFR + 7.63%)   10/16/2023  8/30/2023   3,000,000    2,659,039    2,792,534    0.5%

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Investments(1)(5)  Investment  Estimated
Yield(2)/
Interest Rate
   Legal
Maturity
  Acquisition
date
  Principal
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair Value(3)
Level 3
   % of
Net
Assets
 
                                    
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Debt Class (Cayman Islands)(4)                    
LCM XXIII Ltd.  Class D Notes   12.64% (LIBOR + 7.05%)   10/19/2029  8/19/2022  $6,000,000   $5,196,396   $5,037,910    0.8%
Madison Park Funding XIII, Ltd.  Class F-R Notes   13.53% (LIBOR + 7.95%)   4/19/2030  10/25/2019   2,000,000    1,798,394    1,650,631    0.3%
Madison Park Funding XIV, Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   11.41% (LIBOR + 5.80%)   10/22/2030  6/2/2023   2,375,000    2,029,630    2,284,000    0.4%
Madison Park Funding XIV, Ltd.  Class F-R Notes   13.38% (LIBOR + 7.77%)   10/22/2030  3/13/2020   4,500,000    3,379,893    3,801,451    0.6%
Madison Park Funding XXIV, Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   12.79% (SOFR + 7.46%)   10/19/2029  8/19/2022   5,000,000    4,701,970    4,830,577    0.8%
Madison Park Funding XL, Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   12.10% (LIBOR + 6.45%)   5/28/2030  9/9/2022   3,460,000    3,070,032    3,237,232    0.5%
Mountain View CLO IX Ltd.  Class E Notes   13.59% (LIBOR + 8.02%)   7/15/2031  10/29/2018   3,625,000    3,560,664    2,239,017    0.4%
Neuberger Berman CLO XV, Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   12.32% (LIBOR + 6.75%)   10/15/2029  9/14/2022   1,375,000    1,255,780    1,320,225    0.2%
Newark BSL CLO 2, Ltd.  Class D Notes   11.91% (LIBOR + 7.25%)   7/25/2030  7/27/2022   3,000,000    2,694,006    2,818,464    0.5%
Octagon Investment Partners XVII, Ltd.  Class F-R2 Notes   12.81% (LIBOR + 7.20%)   1/27/2031  10/15/2019   5,362,500    4,478,079    3,961,536    0.6%
Octagon Investment Partners 18-R, Ltd.  Class E Notes   13.82% (LIBOR + 8.25%)   4/16/2031  10/15/2019   6,080,742    5,206,434    5,200,083    0.8%
Octagon Investment Partners XXI, Ltd.  Class D-RR Notes   12.63% (SOFR + 7.00%)   2/14/2031  8/30/2023   2,750,000    2,494,601    2,590,878    0.4%
Octagon Investment Partners XXII, Ltd.  Class E-RR Notes   11.06% (SOFR + 5.45%)   1/22/2030  8/24/2023   1,500,000    1,282,109    1,334,366    0.2%
Octagon Investment Partners XXII, Ltd.  Class F-RR Notes   13.36% (LIBOR + 7.75%)   1/22/2030  11/25/2019   5,500,000    4,584,971    4,296,468    0.7%
Octagon Investment Partners 59, Ltd.  Class E Notes   12.96% (SOFR + 7.60%)   5/15/2035  4/19/2023   2,500,000    2,249,751    2,195,903    0.4%
OZLM VIII, Ltd.  Class E-RR Notes   13.74% (LIBOR + 8.17%)   10/17/2029  11/6/2018   8,400,000    8,295,082    6,610,635    1.1%
Rockford Tower CLO 2021-3, Ltd.  Class E Notes   12.31% (SOFR + 6.72%)   10/20/2034  9/15/2023   4,535,000    4,112,459    4,043,466    0.7%
Sound Point CLO IV-R, Ltd.  Class F Notes   13.67% (LIBOR + 8.10%)   4/18/2031  3/18/2019   3,500,000    3,296,165    1,970,962    0.3%
Sound Point CLO XIV, Ltd.  Class E Notes   12.26% (LIBOR + 6.65%)   1/23/2029  7/27/2022   1,000,000    927,288    939,431    0.2%
Sound Point CLO XX, Ltd.  Class E Notes   11.61% (SOFR + 6.00%)   7/25/2031  8/13/2023   5,000,000    3,427,344    3,750,816    0.6%
Sound Point CLO XXV, Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   12.60% (SOFR + 7.25%)   4/25/2033  9/9/2022   3,000,000    2,583,917    2,753,619    0.4%
Sound Point CLO XXXIII, Ltd.  Class E Notes   12.05% (SOFR + 6.70%)   4/25/2035  6/13/2023   1,500,000    1,218,056    1,283,263    0.2%
THL Credit Wind River 2014-2 CLO, Ltd.  Class F-R Notes   13.44% (LIBOR + 7.87%)   1/15/2031  8/16/2022   3,000,000    2,215,844    1,815,244    0.3%

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Investments(1)(5)  Investment  Estimated
Yield(2)/
Interest Rate
   Legal
Maturity
  Acquisition
date
  Principal
Amount
   Amortized
Cost
   Fair Value(3)
Level 3
   % of
Net
Assets
 
                                   
Collateralized Loan Obligation - Debt Class (Cayman Islands)(4)                    
THL Credit Wind River 2017-3 CLO, Ltd.  Class E-R Notes   12.62% (LIBOR + 7.05%)   4/15/2035  6/8/2023  $2,000,000   $1,724,981   $1,788,631    0.3%
Venture XIX CLO, Ltd.  Class F-RR Notes   14.07% (LIBOR + 8.50%)   1/15/2032  11/16/2018   7,900,000    7,805,761    5,543,342    0.9%
Venture XXXIII CLO, Ltd.  Class F Notes   13.57% (LIBOR + 8.00%)   7/15/2031  12/3/2019   2,500,000    2,016,572    1,551,229    0.3%
Voya IM CLO 2012-4, Ltd.  Class E-R-R Notes   16.42% (LIBOR + 10.85%)   10/15/2030  10/11/2019   3,320,000    3,206,295    2,401,747    0.4%
Voya IM CLO 2014-1, Ltd.  Class E-R2 Notes   13.92% (SOFR + 8.61%)   4/18/2031  4/11/2019   8,787,500    7,070,973    5,495,243    0.9%
Voya CLO 2016-3, Ltd.  Class D-R Notes   11.65% (LIBOR + 6.08%)   10/18/2031  7/20/2023   3,000,000    2,141,168    2,568,158    0.4%
Voya CLO 2017-1, Ltd.  Class D Notes   11.67% (LIBOR + 6.10%)   4/17/2030  9/9/2022   2,500,000    2,103,646    2,113,244    0.3%
Total Collateralized Loan Obligation - Debt Class   $213,895,953   $199,683,061    32.5%
                                   
Total Portfolio Investments              $1,109,928,846   $920,465,187    150.0%
Other liabilities in excess of assets                     (306,661,727)   (50.0)%
Net assets (55,263,642 shares issued and outstanding)                   $613,803,460    100.0%
Net asset value per share                          $11.11      

 

(1) The Company does not "control" and is not an "affiliate" of any of the portfolio investments, each term as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"). In general, under the 1940 Act, the Company would be presumed to "control" a portfolio company if the Company owned 25% or more of its voting securities and would be an "affiliate" of a portfolio company if the Company owned 5% or more of its voting securities.

(2) The CLO subordinated notes/securities/fee notes, income notes and preferred shares are considered equity positions in the CLOs. The CLO equity investments are entitled to recurring distributions which are generally equal to the excess cash flow generated from the underlying investments after payment of the contractual payments to senior debt holders and CLO expenses. The current estimated yield, calculated using amortized cost, is based on the current projections of this excess cash flow taking into account assumptions which have been made regarding expected prepayments, losses and future reinvestment rates. These assumptions are periodically reviewed and adjusted. Ultimately, the actual yield may be higher or lower than the estimated yield if actual results differ from those used for the assumptions.

(3) Fair value is determined by or under the direction of the Company’s Board of Directors. For intra-quarter end periods, the Company’s Board of Directors has designated the Advisor to fair value the Company’s investments. As of September 30, 2023, all of the Company’s investments were classified as Level 3. ASC 820 classifies such unobservable inputs used to measure fair value as Level 3 within the valuation hierarchy. See Note 1 within the accompanying notes to schedule of investments for further discussion.

(4) The interest rate on these investments is subject to the base rate of 3-Month LIBOR or 3-Month Term SOFR, as specified, which was 5.65711% and 5.39550% at September 30, 2023, respectively. The current base rates for each investment may be different from the reference rates on September 30, 2023.

(5) The securities in which the Company has invested were acquired in transactions that were exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). These securities may be resold only in transactions that are exempt from registration under the Securities Act.

(6) The effective yield has been estimated to be 0% as expected future cash flows are anticipated to not be sufficient to repay the investment at cost. If the expected investment proceeds increase, there is a potential for future investment income from the investment. Distributions, once received, will be recognized as return of capital, and when called, any remaining unamortized investment costs will be written off if the actual distributions are less than the amortized investment cost. To the extent that the cost basis of the senior secured notes is fully recovered, any future distributions will be recorded as realized gains.

(7) Security was called for redemption and the liquidation of the underlying loan portfolio is ongoing.

(8) This investment has contractual payment-in-kind (“PIK”) interest. PIK interest computed at the contractual rate is accrued into income and reflected as receivable up to the capitalization date.

 

See accompanying notes to schedule of investments.

 

 

 

 

Notes to Schedule of Investments 

September 30, 2023 

(unaudited)

 

Note 1. Investments

 

Investment Valuation

 

Priority Income Fund, Inc. (the “Company”) follows guidance under Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements ("ASC 820"), which classifies the inputs used to measure fair values into the following hierarchy:

 

Level 1. Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date.

 

Level 2. Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, or quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities on an inactive market, or other observable inputs other than quoted prices.

 

Level 3. Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

 

In all cases, the level in the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurement in its entirety falls is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. The assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to each investment. Investments for which market quotations are readily available are valued at such market quotations and are classified in Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy.

 

U.S. government securities for which market quotations are available are valued at a price provided by an independent pricing agent or primary dealer. The pricing agent or primary dealer provides these prices usually after evaluating inputs including yield curves, credit rating, yield spreads, default rates, cash flows, broker quotes and reported trades. U.S. government securities are categorized in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

 

The SEC adopted Rule 2a-5 under the 1940 Act which established a consistent, principles-based framework for boards of directors to use in creating their own specific processes in order to determine fair values in good faith. Rule 2a-5's adoption did not have a significant impact on the Company’s schedule of investments and disclosures as our Board of Directors (the “Board”) has chosen to continue to determine fair value in good faith for quarter end valuations. The Board of Directors has designated Priority Senior Secured Income Management, LLC (the “Adviser”) as Valuation Designee for intra-quarter investment valuations.

 

With respect to investments for which market quotations are not readily available, or when such market quotations are deemed not to represent fair value, the Board has approved a multi-step valuation process for each quarter, as described below, and such investments are classified in Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy:

 

1.Each portfolio investment is reviewed by investment professionals of the Adviser with the independent valuation firm engaged by the Board.

 

2.The independent valuation firm prepares independent valuations based on its own independent assessments and issues its valuation report.

 

3.The Audit Committee of the Board (the “Audit Committee”) reviews and discusses with the independent valuation firm the valuation report, and then makes a recommendation to the Board as to the value for each investment.

 

4.The Board discusses valuations and determines the fair value of such investments in the Company’s portfolio in good faith based on the input of the Adviser, the respective independent valuation firm, and the Audit Committee.

 

For intra-quarter periods and pursuant to Rule 2a-5, the Board has designated the Adviser as the valuation designee (the “Valuation Designee”) for the purpose of performing fair value determinations for investments for which market quotations are not readily available, or when such market quotations are deemed not to represent fair value. The Board has approved a multi-step valuation process for such intra-quarter investment valuations, as described below, and such investments are classified in Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy:

 

 

 

 

Notes to Schedule of Investments 

September 30, 2023 

(unaudited)

 

1.Each portfolio investment is reviewed by investment professionals of the Adviser with the independent valuation firm engaged by the Board.
2.The independent valuation firm prepares independent valuations based on its own independent assessments and issue its report.
3.The Adviser, as the Company’s Valuation Designee, reviews and approves the independent valuation firm’s valuation report.

 

The Company's investments in CLOs are classified as Level 3 fair value measured securities under ASC 820 and are valued using a discounted multi-path cash flow model. The CLO structures are analyzed to identify the risk exposures and to determine an appropriate call date (i.e., expected maturity). These risk factors are sensitized in the multi-path cash flow model using Monte Carlo simulations, which is a simulation used to model the probability of different outcomes, to generate probability-weighted (i.e., multi-path) cash flows from the underlying assets and liabilities. These cash flows are discounted using appropriate market discount rates, and relevant data in the CLO market as well as certain benchmark credit indices are considered, to determine the value of each CLO investment. In addition, we generate a single-path cash flow utilizing our best estimate of expected cash receipts, and assess the reasonableness of the implied discount rate that would be effective for the value derived from the multi-path cash flows. We are not responsible for and have no influence over the asset management of the portfolios underlying the CLO investments we hold, as those portfolios are managed by non-affiliated third-party CLO collateral managers. The main risk factors are default risk, prepayment risk, interest rate risk, downgrade risk and credit spread risk.

 

The types of factors that are taken into account in fair value determination include, as relevant, market changes in expected returns for similar investments, performance improvement or deterioration, the nature and realizable value of any collateral, the issuer’s ability to make payments and its earnings and cash flows, the markets in which the issuer does business, comparisons to traded securities, and other relevant factors.

 

Investments Transactions

 

Investments are recognized when we assume an obligation to acquire a financial instrument and assume the risks for gains or losses related to that instrument. Investments are derecognized when we assume an obligation to sell a financial instrument and forego the risks for gains or losses related to that instrument. Specifically, we record all security transactions at fair value on a trade date basis and changes in fair value are recognized in unrealized gain (loss) on investments. Realized gains or losses on investments are calculated by using the specific identification method.

 

Paid-In-Kind Interest

 

The Company has certain investments in its portfolio that contain a payment-in-kind (“PIK”) interest provision, which represents contractual interest or dividends that are added to the principal balance and recorded as income. For the three months ended September 30, 2023, PIK interest totaled $107,717. The Company stops accruing PIK interest when it is determined that PIK interest is no longer collectible. To maintain RIC tax treatment, and to avoid corporate tax, substantially all of this income must be paid out to the stockholders in the form of distributions, even though the Company has not yet collected the cash.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

The Company considers the applicability and impact of all accounting standard updates (“ASU”) issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). The Company has assessed currently issued ASUs and has determined that they are not applicable or expected to have minimal impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

Notes to Schedule of Investments 

September 30, 2023 

(unaudited)

 

Portfolio Investments

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2023, the Company purchased $49,925,751 of investment securities (excluding short-term securities). During the three months ended September 30, 2023, the Company recognized realized gains of $136 from investments which have been called. During the three months ended September 30, 2023, the Company received $342,298 from liquidating payments on investments that were written-off for tax purposes, which resulted in realized gains. During the three months ended September 30, 2023, the Company wrote off one investment which had been called, resulting in a realized loss of $675,547. During the three months ended September 30, 2023, the Company sold three investments for proceeds of $6,748,883.

 

The following table shows the fair value of the Company's investments disaggregated into the three levels of the ASC 820 valuation hierarchy as of September 30, 2023:

 

   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
Assets                    
Collateralized Loan Obligations - Equity Class  $   $   $720,782,126   $720,782,126 
Collateralized Loan Obligations - Debt Class           199,683,061    199,683,061 
   $   $   $920,465,187   $920,465,187 

 

The following table shows the aggregate changes in fair value of our Level 3 investments during the three months ended September 30, 2023:

 

   Collateralized Loan
Obligation - Equity
Class
   Collateralized Loan
Obligation - Debt
Class
   Total 
Fair value at June 30, 2023  $742,918,521   $156,291,272   $899,209,793 
Net realized gain (loss) on investments   (333,113)   557,516    224,403 
Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on investments   (15,369,355)   (694,579)   (16,063,934)
Purchases of investments       49,925,751    49,925,751 
Payment-in-kind interest       107,717    107,717 
Repayments from investments   (3,296,959)       (3,296,959)
Proceeds from sales of investments       (6,748,883)   (6,748,883)
Accretion of purchase discount, net   (3,136,968)   244,267    (2,892,701)
Transfers into Level 3(1)            
Transfers out of Level 3(1)            
Fair value at September 30, 2023  $720,782,126   $199,683,061   $920,465,187 
                
Net increase in unrealized loss attributable to Level 3 investments still held at the end of the period  $(16,100,676)  $(557,418)  $(16,658,094)

 

(1) Transfers are assumed to have occurred at the beginning of the quarter during which the asset was transferred. There were no transfers in or out of Level 3 during the three months ended September 30, 2023.

 

 

 

 

Notes to Schedule of Investments 

September 30, 2023 

(unaudited)

 

The following table provides quantitative information about significant unobservable inputs used in the fair value measurement of Level 3 investments as of September 30, 2023:

 

        Primary  Unobservable Input 
Asset Category   Fair Value   Valuation
Technique
  Input  Range(1)(2)   Weighted
Average(1)(2)
 
Collateral Loan Obligations - Equity Class  $720,782,126   Discounted Cash Flow  Discount Rate  8.22% - 52.84%   26.82%
Collateral Loan Obligations - Debt Class   199,683,061   Discounted Cash Flow  Discount Rate  12.04% - 28.06%   16.99%
Total Level 3 Investments  $920,465,187               

 

(1) Excludes investments that have been called for redemption. 

(2) Represents the implied discount rate based on our internally generated single-path cash flows that are derived from the fair value estimated by the corresponding multi-path cash flow model utilized by the independent valuation firm.

 

In determining the range of values for our investments in CLOs, the independent valuation firm uses a discounted multi-path cash flow model. The valuations were accomplished through the analysis of the CLO deal structures to identify the risk exposures from the modeling point of view as well as to determine an appropriate call date (i.e., expected maturity). These risk factors are sensitized in the multi-path cash flow model using Monte Carlo simulations to generate probability-weighted (i.e., multi-path) cash flows for the underlying assets and liabilities. These cash flows are discounted using appropriate market discount rates, and relevant data in the CLO market and certain benchmark credit indices are considered, to determine the value of each CLO investment. In addition, we generate a single-path cash flow utilizing our best estimate of expected cash receipts, and assess the reasonableness of the implied discount rate that would be effective for the value derived from the corresponding multi-path cash flow model.

 

The significant unobservable input used to value the CLOs is the discount rate applied to the estimated future cash flows expected to be received from the underlying investment, which includes both future principal and interest payments. Included in the consideration and selection of the discount rate are the following factors: risk of default, comparable investments, and call provisions. An increase or decrease in the discount rate applied to projected cash flows, where all other inputs remain constant, would result in a decrease or increase, respectively, in the fair value measurement.

 

The Company is not responsible for and has no influence over the management of the portfolios underlying the CLO investments the Company holds as those portfolios are managed by non-affiliated third party CLO collateral managers. CLO investments may be riskier and less transparent to the Company than direct investments in underlying companies. CLOs typically will have no significant assets other than their underlying senior secured loans. Therefore, payments on CLO investments are and will be payable solely from the cash flows from such senior secured loans.

 

The Company’s portfolio primarily consists of residual interests investments in CLOs, which involve a number of significant risks. CLOs are typically highly levered (10 - 14 times), and therefore the residual interest tranches that the Company invests in are subject to a higher degree of risk of total loss. In particular, investors in CLO residual interests indirectly bear risks of the underlying loan investments held by such CLOs. The Company generally has the right to receive payments only from the CLOs, and generally do not have direct rights against the underlying borrowers or the entity that sponsored the CLO. While the CLOs the Company targets generally enable the investor to acquire interests in a pool of senior loans without the expenses associated with directly holding the same investments, the Company’s prices of indices and securities underlying CLOs will rise or fall. These prices (and, therefore, the values of the CLOs) will be influenced by the same types of political and economic events that affect issuers of securities and capital markets generally. The failure by a CLO investment in which the Company invests to satisfy financial covenants, including with respect to adequate collateralization and/or interest coverage tests, could lead to reductions in its payments to the Company. In the event that a CLO fails certain tests, holders of debt senior to the Company may be entitled to additional payments that would, in turn, reduce the payments the Company would otherwise be entitled to receive. Separately, the Company may incur expenses to the extent necessary to seek recovery upon default or to negotiate new terms with a defaulting CLO or any other investment the Company may make. If any of these occur, it could materially and adversely affect the Company’s operating results and cash flows.

 

 

 

 

Notes to Schedule of Investments 

September 30, 2023 

(unaudited)

 

The interests the Company has acquired in CLOs are generally thinly traded or have only a limited trading market. CLOs are typically privately offered and sold, even in the secondary market. As a result, investments in CLOs may be characterized as illiquid securities. In addition to the general risks associated with investing in debt securities, CLO residual interests carry additional risks, including, but not limited to: (i) the possibility that distributions from collateral securities will not be adequate to make interest or other payments; (ii) the quality of the collateral may decline in value or default; (iii) the fact that the Company’s investments in CLO tranches will likely be subordinate to other senior classes of note tranches thereof; and (iv) the complex structure of the security may not be fully understood at the time of investment and may produce disputes with the CLO investment or unexpected investment results. The Company’s net asset value may also decline over time if the Company’s principal recovery with respect to CLO residual interests is less than the price that the Company paid for those investments. The Company’s CLO investments and/or the underlying senior secured loans may prepay more quickly than expected, which could have an adverse impact on its value.

 

An increase in interest rates would materially increase the CLO’s financing costs. Since most of the collateral positions within the CLOs have interest rate floors, there may not be corresponding increases in investment income (if interest rates increase but stay below the interest rate floors of such investments) resulting in materially smaller distribution payments to the residual interest investors.

 

In July 2017, the head of the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority announced the desire to phase out the use of LIBOR by the end of 2021. LIBOR can no longer be used to calculate new deals as of December 31, 2021. Since December 31, 2021, all sterling, euro, Swiss franc and Japanese yen LIBOR settings and the 1-week and 2-month U.S. dollar LIBOR settings have ceased to be published or are no longer representative. Overnight and 12-month US dollar LIBOR settings permanently ceased as of June 30, 2023. 1-, 3-, and 6-month U.S. dollar LIBOR settings will continue to be published using a synthetic methodology until September 2024. On December 16, 2022, the Federal Reserve Board adopted regulations implementing the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act (enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022), which provides a statutory fallback mechanism to replace LIBOR, by identifying benchmark rates based on SOFR to replace LIBOR in certain financial contracts after June 30, 2023. Given the inherent differences between LIBOR and SOFR, or any other alternative benchmark rate that may be established, there are many uncertainties regarding a transition from LIBOR, including but not limited to the need to amend all contracts with LIBOR as the reference rate and how this will impact the cost of variable rate debt and certain derivative financial instruments. In addition, SOFR or other replacement rates may fail to gain market acceptance. Any failure of SOFR or alternative reference rates to gain market acceptance could adversely affect the return on, value of and market for securities linked to such rates. The elimination of LIBOR or any other changes or reforms to the determination or supervision of LIBOR could have an adverse impact on the market value of and/or transferability of any LIBOR-linked securities, loans, and other financial obligations or extensions of credit held by or due to us or on our overall financial condition or results of operations.

 

If the Company owns more than 10% of the shares in a foreign corporation that is treated as a CFC (including residual interest tranche investments in a CLO investment treated as a CFC), for which the Company is treated as receiving a deemed distribution (taxable as ordinary income) each year from such foreign corporation in an amount equal to its pro rata share of the corporation’s income for the tax year (including both ordinary earnings and capital gains), the Company is required to include such deemed distributions from a CFC in its income and the Company is required to distribute such income to maintain its RIC tax treatment regardless of whether or not the CFC makes an actual distribution during such year.

 

 

 

 

Notes to Schedule of Investments 

September 30, 2023 

(unaudited)

 

The Company owns shares in PFICs (including residual interest tranche investments in CLOs that are PFICs), therefore the Company may be subject to federal income tax on a portion of any “excess distribution” or gain from the disposition of such shares even if such income is distributed as a taxable dividend to its common stockholders. Certain elections may be available to mitigate or eliminate such tax on excess distributions, but such elections (if available) will generally require the Company to recognize its share of the PFICs income for each year regardless of whether the Company receives any distributions from such PFICs. The Company must nonetheless distribute at least 90% of such income to maintain its tax treatment as a RIC.

 

If the Company is required to include amounts in income prior to receiving distributions representing such income, the Company may have to sell some of its investments at times and/or at prices management would not consider advantageous, raise additional debt or equity capital or forgo new investment opportunities for this purpose. If the Company is not able to obtain cash from other sources, it may fail to qualify for RIC tax treatment and thus become subject to corporate-level income tax.

 

The Company’s portfolio is concentrated in CLO vehicles, which is subject to a risk of loss if that sector experiences a market downturn. The Company is subject to credit risk in the normal course of pursuing its investment objectives. The Company’s maximum risk of loss from credit risk for its portfolio investments is the inability of the CLO collateral managers to return up to the cost value due to defaults occurring in the underlying loans of the CLOs.

 

Investments in CLO residual interests generally offer less liquidity than other investment grade or high-yield corporate debt, and may be subject to certain transfer restrictions. The Company’s ability to sell certain investments quickly in response to changes in economic and other conditions and to receive a fair price when selling such investments may be limited, which could prevent the Company from making sales to mitigate losses on such investments. In addition, CLOs are subject to the possibility of liquidation upon an event of default of certain minimum required coverage ratios, which could result in full loss of value to the CLO residual interests and junior debt investors.

 

The fair value of the Company’s investments may be significantly affected by changes in interest rates. The Company’s investments in senior secured loans through CLOs are sensitive to interest rate levels and volatility. In the event of a significant rising interest rate environment and/or economic downturn, loan defaults may increase and result in credit losses which may adversely affect the Company’s cash flow, fair value of its investments and operating results. In the event of a declining interest rate environment, a faster than anticipated rate of prepayments is likely to result in a lower than anticipated yield.

 

Due to the inherent uncertainty of determining the fair value of investments that do not have a readily available market value, the fair value of the Company’s investments may fluctuate from period to period. Additionally, the fair value of the Company’s investments may differ significantly from the values that would have been used had a ready market existed for such investments and may differ materially from the values that we may ultimately realize. Further, such investments are generally subject to legal and other restrictions on resale or otherwise are less liquid than publicly traded securities. If the Company was required to liquidate a portfolio investment in a forced or liquidation sale, the Company could realize significantly less than the value at which the Company has recorded it.

 

In addition, changes in the market environment and other events that may occur over the life of the investments may cause the gains or losses ultimately realized on these investments to be different than the unrealized gains or losses reflected in the currently assigned valuations.

 

Co-Investments

 

On January 13, 2020, (amended on August 2, 2022), the parent company of the Adviser received an exemptive order from the SEC (the “Order”), which superseded a prior co-investment exemptive order granted on February 10, 2014, granting the parent company the ability to negotiate terms other than price and quantity of co-investment transactions with other funds managed by the Adviser or certain affiliates, including Prospect Capital Corporation (“PSEC”) and Prospect Floating Rate and Alternative Income Fund, Inc. (“PFLOAT”), where co-investing would otherwise be prohibited under the 1940 Act, subject to the conditions included therein.

 

 

 

 

Notes to Schedule of Investments 

September 30, 2023 

(unaudited)

 

Under the terms of the relief permitting us to co-invest with other funds managed by our Investment Adviser or its affiliates, a “required majority” (as defined in Section 57(o) of the 1940 Act) of the Company’s independent directors must make certain conclusions in connection with a co-investment transaction, including that (1) the terms of the proposed transaction, including the consideration to be paid, are reasonable and fair to the Company and its stockholders and do not involve overreaching of the Company or its stockholders on the part of any person concerned and (2) the transaction is consistent with the interests of the Company’s stockholders and is consistent with the Company’s investment objective and strategies. In certain situations where co-investment with one or more funds managed by the Adviser or its affiliates is not covered by the Order, such as when there is an opportunity to invest in different securities of the same issuer, the personnel of the Adviser or its affiliates will need to decide which fund will proceed with the investment. Such personnel will make these determinations based on policies and procedures, which are designed to reasonably ensure that investment opportunities are allocated fairly and equitably among affiliated funds over time and in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Moreover, except in certain circumstances, when relying on the Order, the Company will be unable to invest in any issuer in which one or more funds managed or owned by the Adviser or its affiliates has previously invested.

 

Note 2. Income Taxes

 

As of September 30, 2023, the cost basis of investments for tax purposes was as follows:

 

Tax Cost   Unrealized
Appreciation
   Unrealized
(Depreciation)
  

Net Unrealized

Appreciation/(Depreciation)

 
$974,069,890   $55,634,999   $(109,239,702)  $(53,604,703)

 

Tax balances are estimates and the final determination for this year will not be made until the Company files its tax return for the tax year ended June 30, 2024.

 

 

 

 


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