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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
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NOTE 8—DEBT

As of March 31, 2021, the Company was in compliance with all debt covenants. Considering the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company cannot provide any assurance that the assumptions used to estimate its liquidity requirements will remain accurate due to the unprecedented nature and the unpredictability of the COVID-19 global pandemic. As a consequence, the Company’s estimates of the duration of the pandemic and its impact on the Company’s future earnings and cash flows could change and have a material impact on its results of operations and financial condition, including negatively affecting the Company’s ability to remain in compliance with its debt covenants.

The following table provides information about the Company’s debt, net of unamortized deferred financing costs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

  

March 31, 2021

  

December 31, 2020

Revolving credit facility

 

$

1,151

 

$

352

Term loan, current portion of long-term debt

 

 

1,050

 

 

1,050

Current debt

 

$

2,201

 

$

1,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term loan, noncurrent portion of long-term debt

 

$

33,688

 

$

33,950

Debt discount from refinancing to new loan

 

 

(941)

 

 

(991)

Unamortized deferred financing costs

 

 

(2,119)

 

 

(2,231)

Long-term debt, net

 

$

30,628

 

$

30,728

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total debt, net

 

$

32,829

 

$

32,130

 

Debt Refinancing

On December 16, 2020 (the “Closing Date”), the Company and certain of its subsidiaries refinanced and replaced its revolving credit facility with MidCap Financial Trust (the “Prior ABL”) and its four-year $35.0 million term loan facility with Centre Lane Partners, LLC and entered into (i) the Term Loan Agreement (as defined below), which provided for senior secured term loan facilities in an aggregate principal amount of up to $50.0 million (collectively, the “Term Loan”), consisting of a $35.0 million closing date term loan facility (the “Closing Date Term Loan”) and up to $15.0 million of borrowings under a delayed draw facility (the “Delayed Draw Term Loan Facility”) with EICF Agent LLC, as agent, and CION Investment Corporation,  as a lender and a co-lead arranger, and the other lenders party thereto; and (ii) a senior secured asset-based revolving line of credit of up to $30.0 million (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) with PNC. As of March 31, 2021, the Company had $1.2 million outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility and $34.7 million outstanding (including both the noncurrent and current portion of the Term Loan) under the Term Loan. The Term Loan Agreement provides for an interest rate of 9.0% (or 8.5% if the Total Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Term Loan Agreement) is less than 2.50:1) plus the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) (with a minimum rate of 1.0%) per year.

The Revolving Credit Facility

On the Closing Date, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries (the “Revolving Loan Borrowers”) entered into the Revolving Credit and Security Agreement with PNC, as agent for the lenders, and the lenders party thereto (the “Revolving Credit Agreement”), which provides for the Revolving Credit Facility. As part of the Revolving Credit Facility, the Company may access a letter of credit sublimit in an amount up to $2.0 million, a swing loan sublimit in an aggregate principal amount of up to $3.0 million, and a Canadian dollar sublimit in an aggregate principal amount of up to $5.0 million. The Revolving Credit Facility matures on December 16, 2025.

Borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility bear interest, at the Company’s election, at either (1) the base commercial lending rate of PNC, as publicly announced, plus 1.25%, payable in cash on a monthly basis, (2) the 30, 60 or 90 day LIBOR rate, subject to a minimum LIBOR floor of 1.00%, plus 2.25%, payable in cash on the last day of each interest period, or (3) with respect to Canadian dollar loans, the Canadian Dollar Offered Rate (“CDOR”), subject to a minimum CDOR rate of 1.00%, payable in cash on a monthly basis. In addition, upon the occurrence of an event of default, and for so long as such event of default continues, default interest equal to 2.00% per year in excess of the rate otherwise applicable will be payable. The Revolving Credit Agreement also includes customary replacement provisions in the event of the discontinuation of LIBOR.

The Revolving Loan Borrowers’ Obligations (as defined in the Revolving Credit Agreement) are guaranteed by certain of the Company’s material, wholly-owned subsidiaries, subject to customary exceptions (the “Revolving Loan Guarantors” and, together with the Revolving Loan Borrowers, the “Revolving Loan Credit Parties”). The Revolving Loan Credit Parties’ obligations are secured by first-priority security interests on substantially all of the Revolving Loan Credit Parties’ accounts and a second-priority security interest in substantially all other assets of the Revolving Loan Credit Parties, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement between PNC and EICF Agent LLC, as the Revolving Loan Agent and the Term Loan Agent, respectively (as each such term is defined in the Intercreditor Agreement), as described below (the “Intercreditor Agreement”). 

The Revolving Loan Borrowers may from time to time voluntarily prepay outstanding amounts, plus any accrued but unpaid interest on the aggregate amount being prepaid, under the Revolving Credit Facility, in whole or in part. There is no required minimum prepayment amount. If at any time the amount outstanding under the Revolving Credit Agreement exceeds the borrowing base, or any sublimit, in effect at such time, the excess amount will be immediately due and payable. Subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, the Revolving Credit Agreement also requires mandatory prepayment of outstanding amounts in the event the Revolving Loan Borrowers receive proceeds from certain events and activities, including, among others, certain asset sales and casualty events, the issuance of indebtedness and equity interests, and the recovery of any proceeds from certain specified arbitration proceedings.

The Revolving Credit Agreement provides for a customary unused line fee equal to 0.25% per year on the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Facility, which is payable on a quarterly basis, and a collateral monitoring fee of $2,500, which is payable on a monthly basis. The Revolving Credit Agreement also provides for an early termination fee (the “Early Termination Fee”), payable to the revolving lenders thereunder upon (1) any acceleration of the Obligations and termination of the Revolving Credit Agreement and the obligation of the revolving lenders to make advances thereunder following the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the Revolving Credit Agreement), or (2) any other termination of the Revolving Credit Agreement and the obligation of revolving lenders to make advances thereunder for any reason (the “Early Termination Date”). The Early Termination Fee is calculated as follows: if the Early Termination Date occurs on or prior to the first anniversary of the Closing Date, the Early Termination Fee will be 2.00% of the Revolving Credit Facility; and if prepayment occurs after the first anniversary of the Closing Date and on or prior to the second anniversary of the Closing Date, the Early Termination Fee will be 1.00% of the Revolving Credit Facility. While any letter of credit is outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility, the Revolving Loan Borrowers must pay a letter of credit fronting fee at a rate equal to 0.25% per year, payable quarterly, in addition to any other customary fees required by the issuer of the letter of credit.

The Revolving Credit Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, as well as customary affirmative and negative covenants, in each case, with certain exceptions, limitations and qualifications. The Revolving Credit Agreement also requires the Revolving Loan Borrowers to regularly provide certain financial information to the lenders thereunder, maintain a springing minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, and comply with certain limitations on capital expenditures.

Events of default under the Revolving Credit Agreement include, but are not limited to, a breach of certain 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, impairment of security interests in collateral or invalidity of guarantees or security documents, or a default or event of default under the Term Loan Agreement (as defined below) or the Intercreditor Agreement, in each case, with customary exceptions, limitations, grace periods and qualifications. If an event of default occurs, the revolving lenders may, among other things, declare all Obligations outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility to be immediately due and payable, together with accrued interest and fees, and exercise remedies under the collateral documents relating to the Revolving Credit Agreement.

EICF Agent LLC, as the Term Loan Agent, and PNC, as the Revolving Loan Agent, entered into an Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, to which the Term Loan Credit Parties (as defined below) and Revolving Loan Credit Parties consented. The Intercreditor Agreement, among other things, specifies the relative lien priorities of the Term Loan Agent and Revolving Loan Agent in the relevant collateral, and contains customary provisions regarding, among other things, the rights of the Term Loan Agent and Revolving Loan Agent to take enforcement actions against the relevant collateral and certain limitations on amending the documentation governing each of the Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility. 

The Term Loan

On the Closing Date, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries (the “Term Loan Borrowers”) entered into the Term Loan, Guarantee and Security Agreement with EICF Agent LLC, as agent for the lenders, CION Investment Corporation, as a lender and co-lead arranger, and the other lenders party thereto (the “Term Loan Agreement”), which provides for the Term Loan. The Closing Date Term Loan was fully drawn on the Closing Date, while the Delayed Draw Term Loan Facility is available upon the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent for up to 18 months following the Closing Date. The Term Loan matures on December 16, 2025.

Borrowings under the Term Loan Agreement bear interest at LIBOR, plus a margin of 8.50% (if the Total Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Term Loan Agreement) is less than 2.50:1) or 9.00% per year (if the Total Leverage Ratio is greater than or equal to 2.50:1), subject to a minimum LIBOR floor of 1.00%, payable in cash on a quarterly basis. In addition, upon the occurrence of an event of default, and for so long as such event of default continues, default interest equal to 2.00% per year in excess of the rate otherwise applicable will be payable. The Term Loan Agreement also includes customary replacement provisions in the event of the discontinuation of LIBOR.

The Term Loan Borrowers’ Obligations (as defined in the Term Loan Agreement) are guaranteed by certain of the Company’s material, wholly-owned subsidiaries, subject to customary exceptions (the “Term Loan Guarantors” and, together with the Term Loan Borrowers, the “Term Loan Credit Parties”). The Term Loan Credit Parties’ obligations are secured by first-priority security interests on substantially all of the Term Loan Credit Parties’ assets, as well as a second-priority security interest on the Term Loan Credit Parties’ accounts receivable and inventory, subject to the Intercreditor Agreement.

Subject to certain conditions, the Term Loan Borrowers may voluntarily prepay the Term Loan on any Payment Date (as defined in the Term Loan Agreement), in whole or in part, in a minimum amount of $1.0 million of the outstanding principal amount, plus a prepayment fee (the “Prepayment Fee”), calculated as follows: if prepayment occurs prior to the first anniversary of the Closing Date, the Prepayment Fee will be 3.00% of the principal amount being prepaid; if prepayment occurs on or after the first anniversary of the Closing Date and prior to the second anniversary of the Closing Date, the Prepayment Fee will be 2.00% of the principal amount being prepaid; and if prepayment occurs on or after the second anniversary of the Closing Date and prior to the third anniversary of the Closing Date, the Prepayment Fee will be 1.00% of the principal amount being prepaid.

Subject to certain exceptions, within 120 days of the end of each calendar year, beginning with the year ending December 31, 2021, the Term Loan Borrowers must prepay the Obligations in an amount equal to (1) (i) if the Total Leverage Ratio is greater than 3:00:1:00, 50.0% of Excess Cash Flow (as defined in the Term Loan Agreement) or (ii) if the Total Leverage Ratio is equal to or less than 3:00:1:00 and greater than 2:00:1:00, 25.0% of Excess Cash Flow, less (2) all voluntary prepayments made on the Term Loan during such calendar year; provided that, so long as no default or event of default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom, no such prepayment will be required unless Excess Cash Flow for such calendar year equals or exceeds $0.5 million. The Term Loan Agreement also requires mandatory prepayment of certain amounts in the event the Term Loan Borrowers receive proceeds from certain events and activities, including, among others, certain asset sales and casualty events, the issuance of indebtedness and equity interests, and the receipt of extraordinary receipts (with certain exclusions), plus, in certain instances, the applicable Prepayment Fee, calculated as set forth above.

The Term Loan Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, as well as customary affirmative and negative covenants, in each case, with certain exceptions, limitations and qualifications. The Term Loan Agreement also requires the Term Loan Borrowers to regularly provide certain financial information to the lenders thereunder, maintain a maximum total leverage ratio and a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, and comply with certain limitations on capital expenditures.

Events of default under the Term Loan Agreement include, but are not limited to, a breach of certain 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, impairment of security interests in collateral or invalidity of guarantees or security documents, or a default or event of default under the Revolving Credit Agreement or the Intercreditor Agreement, in each case, with customary exceptions, limitations, grace periods and qualifications. If an event of default occurs, the Term Loan lenders may, among other things, declare all Obligations to be immediately due and payable, together with accrued interest and fees, and exercise remedies under the collateral documents relating to the Term Loan Agreement.

Letters of Credit and Bonds

In line with industry practice, the Company is often required to provide letters of credit and payment and performance surety 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 Revolving Credit Facility provides for a letter of credit sublimit in an amount up to $2.0 million. As of March 31, 2021, there were no letters of credit outstanding under this sublimit. As of March 31, 2021, the Company had $0.5 million cash collateralized standby letters of credit outstanding pursuant to its prior revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association. There were no amounts drawn upon these letters of credit as of March 31, 2021.

In addition, as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had outstanding payment and performance surety bonds of $50.0 million and $31.0 million, respectively.

Deferred Financing Costs

Deferred financing costs are amortized over the terms of the related debt facilities using the straight-line 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 March 31,

(in thousands)

 

2021

 

2020

Term loan

 

$

113

 

$

110

Revolving credit facility

 

 

95

 

 

72

Total

 

$

208

 

$

182

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

    

Location

    

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

Term loan

 

Long-term debt, net

 

$

2,119

 

$

2,231

Revolving credit facility

 

Other long-term assets

 

 

1,794

 

 

1,890

Total

 

 

 

$

3,913

 

$

4,121