Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt

Long-Term Debt
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2015
Long-Term Debt  
Long-Term Debt



In connection with the Separation, the Company and wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries (collectively, the “Guarantors”) entered into a credit agreement and related collateral and guarantee documentation (collectively, the “Credit Agreement”) with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and the other lenders and agents party thereto.  The Credit Agreement was executed by the parties thereto on June 9, 2015, with an effective date of June 30, 2015.


The Credit Agreement consists of a senior secured term loan facility (“term loan facility”) of $200 million and a senior secured revolving credit facility (“revolving facility”) which provides borrowing availability of up to $125 million.  Together, the term loan facility and revolving facility are referred to as the credit facility.  Up to $100 million of additional borrowing capacity under the credit facility may be extended after the June 30, 2015 effective date at the request of the Company in an aggregate amount not to exceed $100 million without the consent of the lenders, subject to certain conditions (including existing or new lenders providing commitments in respect of such additional borrowing capacity).  The credit facility is scheduled to mature on June 30, 2020.


The revolving facility includes a $100 million sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit and a $15 million sublimit for swingline loans.  Swingline loans and letters of credit issued under the revolving facility reduce availability under the revolving facility.


The proceeds of the $200 million term loan facility were used to finance a cash distribution to Masco in connection with the Separation.  We expect to use the borrowing capacity under the revolving facility from time to time for working capital and funds for general corporate purposes. 


Interest payable on the credit facility is based on either:



the London interbank offered rate (“LIBOR”), adjusted for statutory reserve requirements (the “Adjusted LIBOR Rate”); or


the Base Rate, which is defined as the highest of (a) the prime rate, (b) the federal funds open rate plus 0.50 percent and (c) the daily LIBOR rate for a one-month interest period plus 1.0 percent,


plus, (A) in the case of Adjusted LIBOR Rate borrowings, applicable margins ranging from 1.00 percent to 2.00 percent per annum and (B) in the case of Base Rate borrowings, spreads ranging from 0.00 percent to 1.00 percent per annum, depending on, in each of (A) and (B), Company’s Total Leverage Ratio, defined as the ratio of debt to EBITDA, ranging from less than or equal to 1.00:1.00 to greater than 2.50:1.00.The interest rate period with respect to the Adjusted LIBOR Rate interest rate option can be set at one-, two-, three-, or six-months, and in certain circumstances one-week or 12-months, as selected by the Company in accordance with the terms of the Credit Agreement.  The interest rate as of June 30, 2015 was 2.19 percent.


The Company shall make payments on the outstanding principal amount of the term loan in quarterly principal installments based on annual amortization of (a) for the first year, 5.0 percent, (b) for the second, third and fourth years, 10 percent per year and (c) for the fifth year, 15 percent, with the remaining balance payable on the scheduled maturity date of the term loan.


Borrowings under the credit facility are prepayable at the Company’s option without premium or penalty.  The Company is required to prepay the term loan with the net cash proceeds of certain asset sales, debt issuances or casualty events, subject to certain exceptions.


The Credit Agreement contains certain covenants that limit, among other things, the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness or liens, to make certain investments or loans, to make certain restricted payments, to enter into consolidations, mergers or sales of material assets and other fundamental changes, to transact with affiliates, to enter into agreements restricting the ability of subsidiaries to incur liens or pay dividends, or to make certain accounting changes.  In addition, the Credit Agreement requires us to maintain a net leverage ratio (defined as the ratio of debt (less certain cash) to EBITDA that is less than (i) from the date the Credit Agreement is entered into through December 31, 2015, 3.50:1.00, (ii) from March 31, 2016 through September 30, 2016, 3.25:1.00, and (iii) from and after December 31, 2016, 3.00:1.00).  In addition, the Credit Agreement requires us to maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.10:1.00.  The Credit Agreement also contains customary events of default.  We believe we were compliant with all covenants as of June 30, 2015.


All obligations under the Credit Agreement are guaranteed by the Guarantors, and all obligations under the Credit Agreement, including the guarantees of those obligations, are secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company and the Guarantors.


We have standby letters of credit outstanding of approximately $57 million. The standby letters of credit were issued to secure financial obligations related to our workers compensation, general insurance and auto liability programs.