|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
5. LONG-TERM DEBT
The following table reconciles the principal balances of our outstanding debt to our condensed consolidated balance sheets, in thousands:
The following table sets forth our remaining principal payments for our outstanding debt balances as of March 31, 2021, in thousands:
Amendment to Original Credit Agreement and Senior Secured Term Loan Facility
On March 8, 2021, the Company entered into an Amendment to our Original Credit Agreement (as so amended, the Amended Credit Agreement). The Amended Credit Agreement provides for a term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $300.0 million, all of which was drawn on March 8, 2021 and a Revolving Facility with an aggregate borrowing capacity of $450.0 million, including a $100.0 million letter of credit sublimit and up to a $35.0 million swingline sublimit. The maturity date for the loans under the Amended Credit Agreement was extended from March 2025 to March 2026, the floor for base rate loans has been reduced from 1.5% to 1.0%, and the floor for Eurodollar rate loans has been reduced from 0.5% to 0.0%. Additional provisions have also been made for the eventual replacement of LIBOR with another alternate benchmark rate.
The following table outlines the key terms of our Amended Credit Agreement (dollars in thousands):
Interest payable on borrowings under the Amended Credit Agreement is based on an applicable margin rate plus, at our option, either:
The Amended Credit Agreement contemplates future amendment by the Company and the agent to provide for the replacement of LIBOR with another alternate benchmark rate, giving due consideration to any evolving or then existing convention for similar U.S. dollar denominated syndicated credit facilities for such alternative benchmarks, including any related mathematical or other applicable adjustments.
The applicable margin rate is determined based on our Secured Leverage Ratio. In the case of base rate borrowings, the applicable margin rate ranges from 0.00 percent to 1.00 percent and in the case of LIBOR rate borrowings, the applicable margin ranges from 1.00 percent to 2.50 percent. Borrowings under the Amended Credit Agreement are prepayable at the Company’s option without premium or penalty. The Company is required to make prepayments with the net cash proceeds of certain asset sales and certain extraordinary receipts.
The Company has outstanding standby letters of credit that secure our financial obligations related to our workers’ compensation, general insurance, and auto liability programs. These standby letters of credit, as well as any outstanding amount borrowed under our Revolving Facility, reduce the availability under the Revolving Facility. The following table summarizes our availability under the Revolving Facility, in thousands:
We are required to pay commitment fees to the Lenders in respect of any unutilized commitments. The commitment fees range from 0.15 percent to 0.275 percent per annum, depending on our Secured Leverage Ratio. We must also pay customary fees on outstanding letters of credit.
On March 15, 2021, the Company completed a private offering of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.625% New Senior Notes due 2029. The Company used the proceeds from the issuance of the New Senior Notes, together with cash on hand, to redeem 100% of its $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Old Senior Notes due 2026. The New Senior Notes are our senior unsecured obligations and bear interest at 3.625% per year, payable semiannually in arrears on March 15 and September 15 of each year, which begins on September 15, 2021. The New Senior Notes mature on March 15, 2029, unless redeemed early or repurchased. If we undergo a change in control, we must make an offer to repurchase all of the Senior Notes then outstanding at a repurchase price equal to 101% of their aggregate principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest (if any) to, but not including, the repurchase date.
The Company may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time on or after March 15, 2024 at the redemption prices specified in the Notes. The Company may also redeem all or part of the Notes at any time prior to March 15, 2024 at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus the Applicable Premium (as defined in the Indenture), as of, and accrued and unpaid interest to, the redemption date. Additionally, the Company may redeem up to 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes prior to March 15, 2024 with the net cash proceeds of certain sales of its capital stock at 103.625% of the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption only if, after the redemption, at least 60% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes originally issued remains outstanding.
As of December 31, 2020, the company has issued $41.6 million of equipment notes for the purpose of financing the purchase of vehicles and equipment. No equipment notes were issued during the three months ended March 31, 2021. The Company’s equipment notes each have a five year term maturing from 2023 to 2024 and bear interest at fixed rates between 2.8% and 4.4%.
The indenture governing our New Senior Notes contains restrictive covenants that, among other things, generally limit the ability of the Company and certain of its subsidiaries (subject to certain exceptions) to (i) create liens, (ii) pay dividends, acquire shares of capital stock and make payments on subordinated debt, (iii) place limitations on distributions from certain subsidiaries, (iv) issue or sell the capital stock of certain subsidiaries, (v) sell assets, (vi) enter into transactions with affiliates and (vii) effect mergers. The indenture provides for customary events of default which include (subject in certain cases to customary grace and cure periods), among others: nonpayment of principal or interest; breach of covenants or other agreements in the indenture; defaults in failure to pay certain other indebtedness; and certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency. Generally, if an event of default occurs and is continuing under the indenture, the trustee or the holders of at least 30% in aggregate principal amount of the New Senior Notes then outstanding may declare the principal of, premium, if any, and accrued interest on all the New Senior Notes immediately due and payable. The New Senior Notes and related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, and we are not required to register either the New Senior Notes or the guarantees in the future.
The Amended Credit Agreement contains certain covenants that limit, among other things, the ability of the Company to incur additional indebtedness or liens; to make certain investments or loans; to make certain restricted payments; to enter into consolidations, mergers, 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. The Amended Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative covenants and events of default.
The Amended Credit Agreement requires that we maintain a Net Leverage Ratio and minimum Interest Coverage Ratio throughout the term of the agreement. The following table outlines the key financial covenants effective for the period covered by this Quarterly Report:
The entire disclosure for long-term debt.
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