|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
The Company’s debt obligations consisted of the following:
(1) Term loans, net of unamortized discounts and debt issuance costs of $8.0 million and $9.1 million at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. Weighted average effective interest rate of 2.3% and 2.2% at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, including the effects of interest rate swaps and net investment hedges. See Note 8, Financial Instruments, for further information regarding the Company's interest rate swaps and net investment hedges.
(2) Senior notes, net of unamortized debt issuance costs of $12.3 million at September 30, 2020. Weighted average effective interest rate of 4.1% at September 30, 2020.
(3) Senior notes, net of unamortized discount and debt issuance costs of $13.3 million at December 31, 2019. Weighted average effective interest rate of 6.2% at December 31, 2019.
The Company is a party to the Credit Agreement, which provides for senior secured credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $1.08 billion, consisting of a revolving facility in an aggregate principal amount of $330 million maturing in 2024 and a term loan in an aggregate principal amount of $750 million maturing in 2026.
Borrowings under the Credit Agreement bear interest at a rate per annum equal to a Base Rate, as defined in the Credit Agreement, plus, in each case, an applicable rate equal to a spread of 1.00% with respect to Base Rate Loans and a spread of 2.00% with respect to Eurocurrency Rate Loans. The Company is required to pay a commitment fee in respect of any undrawn portion of the revolving facility of 0.50% per annum, subject to a stepdown to 0.375% based on the Company’s first lien net leverage ratio.
The Company's obligations under the Credit Agreement are guaranteed, jointly and severally, by certain of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries and secured by a first-priority security interest in substantially all of the assets of the Company and MacDermid, as borrowers, and the guarantors, including mortgages on material real property, subject to certain exceptions.
Covenants, Events of Default and Provisions
The Credit Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, and affirmative and negative covenants, including limitations on additional indebtedness, dividends, and other distributions, entry into new lines of business, use of loan proceeds, capital expenditures, restricted payments, restrictions on liens on the assets of the borrowers or any guarantor, transactions with affiliates, amendments to organizational documents, accounting changes, sale and leaseback transactions and dispositions. To the extent the borrowers have total outstanding borrowings under the revolving facility (subject to certain exceptions) greater than 30% of the commitment amount under the revolving facility, the Company's first lien net leverage ratio should not exceed 5.0 to 1.0, subject to a right to cure.
The Credit Agreement requires the borrowers to make mandatory prepayments of borrowings, subject to certain exceptions, as described in the Credit Agreement. In addition, the Credit Agreement contains customary events of default that include, among others, non-payment of principal, interest or fees, violation of covenants, inaccuracy of representations and warranties, failure to make payment on, or defaults with respect to, certain other material indebtedness, bankruptcy and insolvency events, material judgments and change of control provisions. Upon the occurrence of an event of default, and after the expiration of any applicable grace period, payment of any outstanding loans under the Credit Agreement may be accelerated and the lenders could foreclose on their security interests in the assets of the borrowers and the guarantors.
At September 30, 2020, the Company was in compliance with the debt covenants contained in the Credit Agreement and had full availability of its unused borrowing capacity of $325 million, net of letters of credit, under the revolving facility.
3.875% USD Notes due 2028
On August 18, 2020, the Company completed a private offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 3.875% senior notes due 2028. The net proceeds from this offering and cash on hand were used to pay for the full redemption of the Company's $800 million aggregate amount of 5.875% USD Notes due 2025 on September 4, 2020. In connection with the redemption, the Company expensed $45.7 million in "Other (expense) income, net" in the Consolidated Statement of Operations, consisting of a make-whole premium of $33.6 million, which is a cash outflow from financing activities in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and the write-off of debt issuance costs and original issue discount of $12.1 million.
The 3.875% USD Notes due 2028 are governed by the 3.875% USD Notes Indenture, which provides, among other things, for customary affirmative and negative covenants, events of default and other customary provisions. The notes accrue interest at a rate of 3.875% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears, on March 1 and September 1 of each year, beginning on March 1, 2021, and will mature on September 1, 2028, unless earlier repurchased or redeemed. Pursuant to the indenture, the Company has the option to redeem the 3.875% USD Notes due 2028 prior to their maturity, subject to, in certain cases, the payment of an applicable make-whole premium. The 3.875% USD Notes due 2028 are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by generally all of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries that guarantee the obligations of the borrowers under the Credit Agreement.
Lines of Credit and Other Debt Facilities
The Company has access to various revolving lines of credit, short-term debt facilities and overdraft facilities worldwide which are used to fund short-term cash needs. There were no amounts outstanding under such facilities at September 30, 2020 or December 31, 2019. The Company had letters of credit outstanding of $6.2 million and $5.7 million at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, of which $5.5 million and $5.3 million at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, reduced the borrowings available under the various facilities. At September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the availability under these facilities totaled approximately $349 million and $351 million, respectively, net of outstanding letters of credit.
The entire disclosure for debt and capital lease obligations can be reported. Information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants. Also includes descriptions and amounts of capital leasing arrangements that consist of direct financing, sales type and leveraged leases. Disclosure may include the effect on the balance sheet and the income statement resulting from a change in lease classification for leases that at inception would have been classified differently had guidance been in effect at the inception of the original lease.
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