|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 27, 2020
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
(a) Revolving credit and long-term debt facilities
The Company borrows money under an Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement with PNC Bank, National Association (“PNC”) which governs the Company’s revolving credit facility (“PNC Facility”). The PNC Facility has a term ending on November 8, 2023. Advances made under the PNC Facility bear interest at the U.S. base rate plus a grid ranging from 0.50% to 1.00% or 1, 2 or 3-month fully-absorbed PNC LIBOR plus a grid ranging from 1.50% to 2.00%. The base commercial lending rate should approximate U.S. prime rate.
The Company also borrows money under a Financing Agreement (the “Financing Agreement”), by and among the Company and certain of its subsidiaries, the lenders party to the Financing Agreement from time to time (collectively, the “Lenders”), and TCW Asset Management Company, LLC, as collateral agent for the Lenders (“TCW”). The Financing Agreement governs a term loan A facility (the “Term A Loan Facility” and together with the PNC Facility, the “Credit Facilities” and previously governed a term loan B facility (the “Term Loan B Facility”) until it was paid in full on July 3, 2019. The Term Loan A Facility matures on November 8, 2023 (the “Maturity Date”). The Term Loan A Facility bears interest LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 8.75% through June 30, 2020, and borrowings under the Financing Agreement will thereafter bear interest at LIBOR plus an applicable margin ranging from 7.25% to 8.75%. Payments made under the Term Loan A Facility at any time prior to the Maturity Date (other than scheduled amortization payments and mandatory prepayments) are subject to an applicable premium equal to the amount of such payment multiplied by (i) 3.00% in the event that such payment occurs before November 8, 2019, (ii) 2.00% in the event that such payment occurs after November 8, 2019 and on or before November 8, 2020, and (iii) 1.00% in the event that such payment occurs after November 8, 2020 and on or before November 8, 2021. No such applicable premium is payable for any payment of loans made under the Term Loan A Facility occurring after November 8, 2021.
On June 26, 2020, the Company, entered into the Fourth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement (“PNC Fourth Amendment”) and the Fifth Amendment to the Financing Agreement (“TCW Fifth Amendment”). The PNC Fourth Amendment and TCW Fifth Amendment, among other things, amend the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA” by permitting an addback for (i) non-recurring labor costs, temporary employee bonuses to reduce absenteeism, personal protective equipment costs, facility sanitation costs, and excess freight and logistics costs, not to exceed $1,200, and (ii) restructuring and severance charges, accruals and reserves in connection with permanent headcount reductions, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1,000 with respect to corporate selling, general and administrative employees, in each case, for the period from June 1, 2020, to and including July 31, 2020. The PNC Fourth Amendment and TCW Fifth Amendment also amends the definition of “Permitted Purchase Money Indebtedness” to (i) allow for Indebtedness (as defined in the PNC Agreement) pursuant to financing provided by a third party lender for any fixed or tangible assets acquired prior to the June 26, 2020, and (ii) increase the aggregate principal amount of all Indebtedness (as defined in the PNC Agreement and Financing Agreement) permitted under the PNC Agreement to $3,750.
On September 25, 2020, the Company, entered into the Fifth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement (“PNC Fifth Amendment”). The PNC Fifth Amendment, among other things, (i) amends the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA” by permitting an addback for non-recurring labor costs, temporary employee bonuses to reduce absenteeism, personal protective equipment costs, facility sanitation costs, and excess freight and logistics costs, not to exceed an additional $1,500for the three months ended September 27, 2020, and (ii) provides for borrowings of up to $2,000 on certain consigned assets. On September 25, 2020, the Company entered into the Sixth Amendment to the Financing Agreement (“TCW Sixth Amendment”). The TCW Sixth Amendment, among other things, amends the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA” by permitting an addback for non-recurring labor costs, temporary employee bonuses to reduce absenteeism, personal protective equipment costs, facility sanitation costs and excess freight and logistics costs, not to exceed an additional $1,500 for the three months ended September 27, 2020.
As at September 27, 2020, the additional funds available to borrow under the PNC Facility after deducting the current borrowing base conditions were $30,464 (December 29, 2019 - $21,644). The maximum amount of funds that could be available under the PNC Facility is $65,000. However, availability under the PNC Facility is subject to certain conditions, including borrowing base conditions based on eligible inventory and accounts receivable, and certain conditions as determined by PNC. The Company is required to use a “lock-box” arrangement for the PNC Facility, whereby remittances from customers are swept daily to reduce the borrowings under this facility.
At September 27, 2020, $34,356 (December 29, 2019 - $34,701) was outstanding under the PNC Facility and is classified as a current liability based on the requirement to hold a “lock-box” under the terms of the PNC Facility.
At September 27, 2020, $37,813 (December 29, 2019 - $38,750) was outstanding under the TCW Term Loan A Facility. The TCW Facilities are reported on the consolidated balance sheet net of deferred financing fees of $1,928 (December 29, 2019 - $2,286) and a discount on debt of $1,184 (December 29, 2019 - $1,464) related to the outstanding warrants described below.
The Credit Facilities are joint and several obligations of the Company and its subsidiaries that are borrowers under the Credit Facilities and are jointly and severally guaranteed by other subsidiaries of the Company. Repayment under the PNC Facility and Term A Loan Facility are collateralized by the assets of the Company and each of its subsidiaries.
The Credit Facilities contain certain financial and non-financial covenants, including restrictions on dividend payments. The financial covenants require the Company to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio and a total leverage ratio quarterly during the term of the Credit Facilities.
The Company was in compliance with the covenants included in the Credit Facilities as at September 27, 2020. The Company’s continued financial covenant compliance will depend on key variables, including the Company’s cash flow from earnings before interest, income taxes and depreciation as well as debt levels. For context, assuming no change to forecast debt balances, a reduction of approximately 14% of forecast earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization as defined in PNC Agreement and Financing Agreement over the next twelve month period, could jeopardize covenant compliance at the end of our third quarter 2021. The Company attempts to address risks of covenant compliance by taking measures to reduce its inventory, revolving credit facility and term debt balances as necessary.
Market conditions, including the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, may negatively impact our ability to secure and source alternative methods of financing. We do not currently foresee a material impact in the short term based on our working capital needs, however if a number of our customers reduce or temporarily cease payments to us, this would present a risk and negatively impact our cash flow and ability to meet our working capital obligations to operate our business, which could require us to secure alternative methods of financing.
The Company continues to monitor operations and results closely and manage debt levels relative to our operational results to ensure compliance with its lenders covenants.
(c) Warrant liability
On November 8, 2018, 504,735 warrants were issued to TCW in connection with the Financing Agreement and are outstanding as at September 27, 2020. As a result of the anti-dilution provisions contained in the warrants that were triggered in connection with the Rights Offering and the Registered Direct Offering in June 2019, the warrants were exercisable to purchase an additional 7,214 shares of common stock (or a total of 511,949 shares) at September 27, 2020. These warrants are exercisable on a cashless basis, or for an exercise price of $0.01. The Company initially recorded the value of the warrants as a warrant liability with a corresponding discount on the long-term debt in the amount of $1,898. The fair value has been assessed at $3.41 per unit or $1,746 as at September 27, 2020 ($3.38 per unit or $1,730 – December 29, 2019). The fair value of the warrant obligation is presented as a warrant liability on the consolidated balance sheet with changes to the fair value recorded each reporting period as either a gain or a loss in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income (loss).
The entire disclosure for 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.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef