|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2012
|LONG-TERM DEBT [Abstract]|
NOTE 3—LONG-TERM DEBT
In August 2012, the Company issued $225 million of 7% senior notes and increased its term loan B borrowings by $100 million pursuant to the terms of its existing senior secured credit facility. The proceeds were used to repay all of its outstanding 10.75% senior notes with a principal amount of $287 million, to pay related redemption premium and accrued interest of $19.5 million and pay related fees and expenses of $6.1 million, leaving $12.4 million in additional cash available for general corporate purposes. The gain on extinguishment of debt resulting from these transactions was not significant.
Long-term debt, which includes capital leases, at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, consisted of the following:
Future maturities of long-term debt at September 30, 2012 are as follows:
All long-term debt without a stated maturity date is considered current and is reflected as maturing in the earliest period shown in the table above. See Note—5 Fair Value Measurements for discussion of fair value measurement of the Company's long-term debt.
7% Senior Notes
In August 2012, the Company issued $225 million of 7% senior notes due 2020. Interest on the notes is payable semi-annually in cash in arrears on March 1 and September 1 of each year, beginning on March 1, 2013, and the notes will mature on September 1, 2020. The Company may redeem some or all of the notes at any time prior to September 1, 2016 at a price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption, plus a 'make-whole' premium using a discount rate equal to the Treasury Rate plus 50 basis points. The Company may also redeem up to 35% of the notes from the proceeds of certain equity offerings prior to September 1, 2015, at a price equal to 107% of the principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest. In addition, on or after September 1, 2016, the Company may redeem at its option some or all of the notes at redemption prices that start at 103.5% of their principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption. The Company must make an offer to redeem the notes at 101% of the aggregate principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the repurchase date, if it experiences certain defined changes of control.
The indentures governing the notes contain covenants that limit, among other things, the Company's ability, and the ability of its restricted subsidiaries, to incur certain additional indebtedness and issue preferred stock; make certain distributions, investments and other restricted payments; sell certain assets; agree to any restrictions on the ability of restricted subsidiaries to make payments to the Company; create certain liens; merge, consolidate or sell substantially all of the Company's assets; or enter into certain transactions with affiliates.
May 2010 Senior Secured Credit Facility
Pursuant to the terms of the Company's senior secured credit facility described below, subject to certain conditions, the Company had the right to increase its original term loan facilities by up to $300 million in the aggregate. In August 2012, the Company exercised this right and entered into an Incremental Term Loan Joinder Agreement that increased the existing term loan B borrowings by $100 million.
At September 30, 2012, the Company's senior secured credit facility, dated as of May 6, 2010 consists of (i) a $100 million term loan A with a maturity of five and one-half years, (ii) a $900 million term loan B with a maturity of six and one-half years and (iii) a $300 million revolving credit facility with a maturity of five years. In addition, subject to certain conditions, the Company has the right to increase such facilities by up to $200 million in the aggregate. The five-year revolving credit facility provides for borrowings up to the amount of the facility with sublimits of up to (i) $150 million to be available for the issuance of letters of credit, (ii) $50 million to be available for swingline loans and (iii) $100 million to be available for borrowings in foreign currencies. The senior secured credit facility is secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of the Company's domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries and on 65% of the capital stock of its wholly-owned foreign subsidiaries.
The interest rates per annum applicable to loans under the senior secured credit facility are, at the Company's option, equal to either LIBOR plus 3.25% or a base rate plus 2.25%, subject to stepdowns based on the Company's leverage ratio. The interest rate for the term loan B is subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.5% and a base rate floor of 2.5%. The Company is required to pay a commitment fee of 0.5% per year on the undrawn portion available under the revolving credit facility and variable fees on outstanding letters of credit.
For the term loan A, the Company is required to make quarterly payments ranging from $1.25 million to $10.0 million with the balance due at maturity in November 2015. For the term loan B, the Company is now required to make quarterly payments of $2.25 million with the balance due at maturity in November 2016. The Company is also required to make mandatory prepayments of the loans under the credit agreement, subject to specified exceptions, from excess cash flow, and with the proceeds of asset sales, debt issuances and specified other events.
Based on the Company's outstanding letters of credit of $53.9 million, $246.1 million was available for future borrowings.
The entire disclosure for long-term debt.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef