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Jun. 30, 2019
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NOTE 9—DEBT

As of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had the following debt, net of unamortized deferred financing costs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

  

June 30, 2019

  

December 31, 2018

MidCap Facility

 

$

3,642

 

$

3,274

Current portion of New Centre Lane Facility

 

 

700

 

 

525

Current debt

 

$

4,342

 

$

3,799

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Centre Lane Facility

 

 

34,037

 

 

34,387

Unamortized deferred financing costs

 

 

(1,219)

 

 

(1,409)

Long-term debt, net

 

$

32,818

 

$

32,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total debt, net

 

$

37,160

 

$

36,777

 

MidCap Facility

On October 11, 2018, the Company entered into a three-year, $15.0 million Credit and Security Agreement with MidCap Financial Trust (“MidCap”), as agent and as a lender, and other lenders that may be added as a party thereto (the “MidCap Facility”). The MidCap Facility is a secured asset-based revolving credit facility that provides borrowing availability against 85% of eligible accounts receivable and the lesser of 80% of eligible contract assets and $1.0 million, after certain customary exclusions and reserves, and allows for up to $6.0 million of non-cash collateralized letters of credit. The borrowing base eligibility limitations and exclusions that have the most impact on availability under the MidCap facility are customer concentration limits, exclusion of receivables from the Company’s joint ventures, and exclusion of receivables related to projects on which there is an underlying surety bond. The Company can, if necessary, make daily borrowings under the MidCap Facility with same day funding. The outstanding loan balance under the MidCap Facility is reduced through the daily automated sweeping of the Company’s depository accounts to the lender’s account under the terms of deposit account control agreements. As of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had $3.6 million and $3.3 million, respectively, outstanding under the MidCap Facility, which was included in short-term borrowings on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. As of June 30, 2019, the Company had $4.6 million in available borrowings under the MidCap facility.

Borrowings under the MidCap Facility bear interest at the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus 6.0% per year, subject to a minimum LIBOR rate of 1.0%, and are payable in cash on a monthly basis.

The Company must pay a customary unused line fee equal to 0.5% per annum of the average unused portion of the commitments under the MidCap Facility, certain other customary administration fees and a minimum balance fee. In addition, while any letters of credit are outstanding under the MidCap Facility, the Company must pay a letter of credit fee equal to 6.0% per annum, in addition to any other customary fees required by the issuer of the letter of credit.

The Company’s obligations under the MidCap Facility are secured by first priority liens on substantially all of its assets, other than the Excluded Collateral (as defined in the MidCap Facility), subject to the terms of an intercreditor agreement, dated as of October 11, 2018 (the “Intercreditor Agreement”), entered into by an affiliate of Centre Lane, as a lender under the New Centre Lane Facility (as defined below), and MidCap, as agent, and to which the Company consented. The Intercreditor Agreement was entered into as required by the MidCap Facility and the New Centre Lane Facility. The first priority liens previously granted by the Company and certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries in favor of the Centre Lane affiliate in connection with the New Centre Lane Facility are also subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, which, among other things, specifies the relative lien priorities of the secured parties under each of the MidCap Facility and the New Centre Lane Facility in the relevant collateral. It contains customary provisions regarding, among other things, the rights of the respective secured parties to take enforcement actions against the collateral and certain limitations on amending the documentation governing each of the MidCap Facility and the New Centre Lane Facility. Additionally, it provides secured parties under each of the MidCap Facility and the New Centre Lane Facility the option, in certain instances, to purchase all outstanding obligations of the Company under the other respective loan.

The Company may from time to time voluntarily prepay outstanding amounts under the MidCap Facility, in whole or in part, in a minimum amount of $0.1 million. If at any time the amount outstanding under the MidCap Facility exceeds the borrowing base in effect at such time, the Company must repay the excess amount in cash, cash collateralize liabilities under letters of credit, or cause the cancellation of outstanding letters of credit (or any combination of the foregoing), in an aggregate amount equal to such excess. The Company is also required to repay certain amounts outstanding under the MidCap Facility upon the occurrence of certain events involving the assets upon which the borrowing base is calculated, including receipt of payments or proceeds from the Company’s accounts receivable, certain casualty proceeds in excess of $25,000, and receipt of proceeds following certain asset dispositions. The Company also has certain reimbursement obligations in the event of payments by the agent or a lender against draws under outstanding letters of credit.

In the event the MidCap Facility is terminated (by reason of an event of default or otherwise) 90 days or more prior to the maturity date, the Company will be required to pay a prepayment fee in an amount equal to the aggregate commitment under the MidCap Facility at the time of termination, multiplied by 2.0% in the first year following October 11, 2018, 1.5% in the second year, and 1.0% in the first nine months of the third year.

The MidCap Facility requires the Company to regularly provide financial information to the lenders, and, beginning on December 31, 2018, to maintain certain total leverage and fixed charge coverage ratios and meet minimum consolidated adjusted EBITDA and minimum liquidity requirements (each of which as defined in the MidCap Facility). As of June 30, 2019, the Company was in compliance with these requirements.

The MidCap Facility also contains customary representations and warranties, as well as customary affirmative and negative covenants. The MidCap Facility contains covenants that may, among other things, limit the Company’s ability to incur additional debt, incur liens, make investments, engage in mergers, dispositions or sale-leasebacks, engage in new lines of business or certain transactions with affiliates and change accounting policies or fiscal year.

Events of default under the MidCap Facility include, but are not limited to, failure to timely pay any amounts due and owing, a breach of certain covenants or any representations or warranties, the commencement of any bankruptcy or other insolvency proceeding, judgments in excess of certain acceptable amounts, certain events related to ERISA matters, impairment of security interests in collateral or invalidity of guarantees or security documents, and a default or event of default under the New Centre Lane Facility or the Intercreditor Agreement.

Upon default, MidCap would have the right to declare all borrowings under the MidCap Facility to be immediately due and payable, together with accrued interest and fees, and exercise remedies under the other Financing Documents (as defined in the MidCap Facility).

Centre Lane Facilites

In June 2017, the Company refinanced and replaced its then-existing debt with a 4.5-year senior secured term loan facility with an affiliate of Centre Lane Partners, LLC (“Centre Lane”) as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, and the other lenders from time to time party thereto (as amended, the “Initial Centre Lane Facility”). The Initial Centre Lane Facility did not provide for working capital borrowings or access to additional letters of credit. These restrictions were addressed when the Company refinanced and replaced the Initial Centre Lane Facility with a new Centre Lane Facility and when it entered into the MidCap Facility discussed above.

On September 18, 2018, the Company refinanced and replaced the Initial Centre Lane Facility, with a four-year, $35.0 million senior secured credit agreement with an affiliate of Centre Lane as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, and the other lenders from time to time party thereto (the “New Centre Lane Facility”). The New Centre Lane Facility requires payment of an annual administration fee of $25,000. Borrowings under the New Centre Lane Facility bear interest at LIBOR (with a minimum rate of 2.5%) plus 10% per year, payable monthly in cash. The Company must repay an amount equal to 0.25% of the original aggregate principal amount of the New Centre Lane Facility in consecutive quarterly installments, beginning on December 31, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The Company must repay an amount equal to 0.50% of the original aggregate principal amount of the New Centre Lane Facility in consecutive quarterly installments, beginning on September 30, 2019.

The Company’s obligations under the New Centre Lane Facility are guaranteed by all of its wholly owned domestic subsidiaries, subject to customary exceptions. The Company’s obligations are secured by first priority security interests on substantially all of its assets and those of its wholly owned domestic subsidiaries. This includes 100% of the voting equity interests of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries and 65% of the voting equity interests of other directly owned foreign subsidiaries, subject to customary exceptions.

Beginning on September 19, 2019, the Company may voluntarily prepay the New Centre Lane Facility at any time or from time to time, in whole or in part, in a minimum amount of $1.0 million of the outstanding principal amount, plus any accrued but unpaid interest on the aggregate principal amount being prepaid, plus a prepayment premium, to be calculated as follows (the “Prepayment Premium”):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepayment Premium as a

 

 

Percentage of Aggregate

Period

 

Outstanding Principal Prepaid

September 19, 2019 to September 18, 2021

 

 

1%

After September 18, 2021

 

 

0%

Subject to certain exceptions, the Company must prepay an aggregate principal amount equal to 75% of its Excess Cash Flow (as defined in the New Centre Lane Facility), minus the sum of all voluntary prepayments, within five business days after the date that is 90 days following the end of each fiscal year. The New Centre Lane Facility also requires mandatory prepayment of certain amounts in the event the Company or its subsidiaries receive proceeds from certain events and activities, including, among others, asset sales, casualty events, the issuance of indebtedness and equity interests not otherwise permitted under the New Centre Lane Facility and the receipt of tax refunds or extraordinary receipts in excess of $500,000, plus, in certain instances, the applicable Prepayment Premium, calculated as set forth above.

The New Centre Lane Facility contains customary representations and warranties, as well as customary affirmative and negative covenants. The New Centre Lane Facility contains covenants that may, among other things, limit the Company’s ability to incur additional debt, incur liens, make investments or capital expenditures, declare or pay dividends, engage in mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, engage in new lines of business or certain transactions with affiliates and change accounting policies or fiscal year.

Events of default under the New Centre Lane Facility include, but are not limited to, a breach of any of the financial covenants or any representations or warranties, failure to timely pay any amounts due and owing, the commencement of any bankruptcy or other insolvency proceeding, judgments in excess of certain acceptable amounts, the occurrence of a change in control, certain events related to ERISA matters and impairment of security interests in collateral or invalidity of guarantees or security documents.

Upon a default under the New Centre Lane Facility, the Company’s senior secured lenders would have the right to accelerate the then-outstanding amounts under such facility and to exercise their rights and remedies to collect such amounts, which would include foreclosing on collateral constituting substantially all of the Company’s assets and those of its subsidiaries. However, in October 2018, the Company entered into the MidCap Facility, which provides for a secured asset-based revolving credit facility that provides borrowing availability against 85% of eligible accounts receivable and 80% of eligible contract assets; as such, the lenders under the MidCap Facility hold a first priority lien on the Company’s accounts receivable and contract assets.

The Company’s borrowing rate under the New Centre Lane Facility as of June 30, 2019 was 12.5%.  

Letters of Credit and Bonds

In line with industry practice, the Company is often required to provide letters of credit and surety and performance bonds to customers. These letters of credit and bonds provide credit support and security for the customer if the Company fails to perform its obligations under the applicable contract with such customer.

The MidCap Facility allows for up to $6.0 million of non-cash collateralized letters of credit at 6.0% interest, of which the Company had $3.3 million outstanding as of June 30, 2019. There were no amounts drawn upon these letters of credit.

In addition, as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had outstanding payment and performance surety bonds of $67.9 million and $51.1 million, respectively.

Deferred Financing Costs

Deferred financing costs are amortized over the terms of the related debt facilities using the effective yield method. The following table summarizes the amortization of deferred financing costs related to the Company's debt facilities and recognized in interest expense on the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

(in thousands)

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Initial Centre Lane Facility

 

$

 —

 

$

163

 

$

 —

 

$

219

New Centre Lane Facility

 

 

95

 

 

 —

 

 

190

 

 

 —

MidCap Facility

 

 

59

 

 

 —

 

 

118

 

 

 —

Total

 

$

154

 

$

163

 

$

308

 

$

219

The following table summarizes unamortized deferred financing costs on the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets:    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

    

Location

    

June 30, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

New Centre Lane Facility

 

Long-term debt, net

 

$

1,219

 

$

1,409

MidCap Facility

 

Other long-term assets

 

 

536

 

 

654

Total

 

 

 

$

1,755

 

$

2,063