|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2011
|Long-Term Debt [Abstract]|
5. Long-Term Debt
Long-term debt consists of the following:
10.5% Senior Notes due 2016
On December 1, 2010, the Company completed a private placement of 10.5% senior unsecured notes due 2016 (the “Notes”).
The Notes have an aggregate principal amount of $200 million. The Notes are general unsecured senior obligations of the Company and are subordinate to all existing and future senior secured debt of the Company to the extent of the assets securing such debt. The Company’s obligations under the Notes are jointly and severally guaranteed by all of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries. The issue price was 97.824% with a yield to maturity of 11.0%. Interest on the Notes accrues at a rate of 10.5% per annum and is payable semiannually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 of each year, commencing on June 15, 2011. The Company will make each interest payment to the holders of record of the Notes on the immediately preceding June 1 and December 1.
The Company received gross proceeds of $195.6 million from the Notes offering. In connection with the issuance of the Notes, the Company entered into an indenture (the “Indenture”). The Notes were offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Optional Redemption. At any time prior to December 15, 2013, the Company may redeem all or part of the Notes upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ prior notice at a redemption price equal to the sum of (i) 100% of the principal amount thereof, plus (ii) a make-whole premium as of the date of redemption, plus (iii) accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption. In addition, the Company may redeem some or all of the Notes on or after December 15, 2013, at redemption prices set forth in the Indenture, together with accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption. At any time prior to December 15, 2013, the Company may use the proceeds of certain equity offerings to redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, including any permitted additional notes, at a redemption price equal to 110.5% of the principal amount of the Notes redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption.
Repurchase upon Change of Control. Upon the occurrence of a change in control (as defined in the Indenture), each holder of the Notes may require the Company to repurchase all of the then-outstanding Notes in cash at a price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of repurchase.
Other Covenants. The Indenture contains covenants that limit, among other things, the Company’s and certain of its subsidiaries’ ability to (1) incur certain additional debt and issue preferred stock, (2) make certain restricted payments, (3) consummate specified asset sales, (4) enter into certain transactions with affiliates, (5) create liens, (6) declare or pay any dividend or make any other distributions, (7) make certain investments, and (8) merge or consolidate with another person.
Events of Default. The Indenture provides for customary events of default (subject in certain cases to customary grace and cure periods), which include non-payment, breach of covenants in the Indenture, cross default and acceleration of other indebtedness, a failure to pay certain judgments and certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency. Generally, if an event of default occurs, the Trustee or holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes may declare the principal of and accrued but unpaid interest on all of the then-outstanding Notes to be due and payable.
Exchange Offer. Pursuant to a registered exchange offer in May 2011, the Company offered to exchange up to $200 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes, for new notes that were registered under the Securities Act. The terms of the registered notes are the same as the terms of the Notes, except that they are registered under the Securities Act and the transfer restrictions, registration rights and additional interest provisions are not applicable. The Company accepted the exchange of $200 million aggregate principal amounts of the Notes that were properly tendered in the exchange offer.
2010 Credit Agreement
In connection with the issuance of the Notes, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries also entered into a $50 million credit agreement (the “2010 Credit Agreement”) and paid off in full amounts outstanding under its prior credit agreement.
The 2010 Credit Agreement provides for a $50 million senior secured revolving line of credit, of which up to $20 million is available for the issuance of letters of credit. The line of credit is available on a revolving basis until December 1, 2015 and is secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company and certain of its subsidiaries. Advances under the revolving line of credit are subject to customary borrowing conditions, including the accuracy of representations and warranties and the absence of events of default. The Company may borrow, partially or wholly repay its outstanding borrowings and reborrow, subject to the terms of the 2010 Credit Agreement.
The Company’s obligations under the 2010 Credit Agreement are guaranteed by its domestic subsidiaries and, subject to certain exceptions, are secured by security interests granted in all of the Company’s and the domestic subsidiaries’ personal and real property.
Advances under the 2010 Credit Agreement bear interest at LIBOR plus the applicable rate. The applicable rate is determined based upon the consolidated leverage ratio for the Company with a minimum and maximum applicable rate of 1.50% and 2.00%, respectively. The initial applicable rate is 2.00%. During the continuation of certain events of default, all amounts due under the 2010 Credit Agreement bear interest at 4.0% above the rate otherwise applicable. In addition, the Company is required to pay an unused commitment fee on the average daily unused amount of the line of credit at the applicable rate, calculated and payable quarterly in arrears, as follows: if the consolidated leverage ratio is (i) greater than or equal to 3.00x, the unused commitment fee is 0.20%, (ii) less than or equal to 2.99x but greater than or equal to 2.00x, 0.15%, and (iii) less than 2.00x, 0.10%.
The 2010 Credit Agreement contains the following financial covenants:
The 2010 Credit Agreement also contains covenants which, subject to certain exceptions, restrict the Company’s ability to incur additional debt, grant liens or guaranty other indebtedness, pay dividends, redeem stock, pay or redeem subordinated indebtedness, make investments or capital expenditures, dispose or acquire assets, dispose of equity interests in subsidiaries, enter into any merger, sale of assets, consolidation or liquidation transaction, or engage in transactions with stockholders and affiliates. Covenants in the 2010 Credit Agreement also require the Company to provide periodic financial reports to the lender, observe certain practices and procedures with respect to the collateral pledged as security, comply with applicable laws and maintain and preserve the Company and its subsidiaries’ properties and insurance.
As of September 30, 2011, the Company was in compliance with the financial incurrence-based covenants under the Notes and financial maintenance-based covenants under the 2010 Credit Agreement. The Company’s trailing twelve months key financial covenant ratios under the 2010 Credit Agreement as of September 30, 2011 were 1.80:1.00 for minimum interest coverage, 3.68:1.00 for maximum total leverage and 0.60:1.00 for maximum senior secured leverage.
The Company expects to be in compliance with the financial covenants in the 2010 Credit Agreement through the term of the agreement. However, it is possible that a default under certain financial covenants may occur in the future, should the minimum required profitability levels not be achieved. If the Company defaults on the covenants under the 2010 Credit Agreement and is unable to obtain waivers from its lenders, the lenders will be able to exercise their rights and remedies under the 2010 Credit Agreement, including a call provision on outstanding debt, which would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business and financial condition.
As of September 30, 2011, standby letters of credit totaling $3.9 million had been issued. The standby letters of credit and borrowings under the 2010 Credit Agreement reduced the Company’s borrowing availability under its 2010 Credit Agreement to $36.3 million.
Foreign Credit Facility
In the second quarter of 2011, in conjunction with its Chinese operations, UNIS Document Solutions Co. Ltd. (“UDS”) entered into a one-year revolving credit facility. This facility provides for a maximum credit amount of 8.0 million Chinese Yuan Renminbi. This translates to U.S. $1.2 million as of September 30, 2011. Draws on the facility are limited to 30 day periods and incur a fee of 0.5% of the amount drawn and no additional interest is charged.
Interest Rate Swap Transaction
On December 19, 2007, the Company entered into an interest rate swap transaction in order to hedge the floating interest rate risk on the Company’s long term variable rate debt.
In connection with the issuance of the Notes, the swap transaction no longer qualified as a cash flow hedge and was de-designated.
As of December 31, 2010, the swap transaction had a negative fair value of $9.7 million, all of which was recorded in accrued expenses. On January 3, 2011, the swap transaction was terminated and settled. For further information, see Note 9 “Derivatives and Hedging Transactions”.
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.