Note 4 - Debt and Capital Leases
|12 Months Ended|
Jan. 03, 2016
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Debt Disclosure [Text Block]||
(a) Revolving credit and long-term debt facilities
The Company borrows money under a Revolving Credit and Security Agreement with PNC Bank, National Association (“PNC”) with a term to January 2, 2018. Advances made under the PNC Revolving Credit Facility bear interest at the U.S. base rate plus 0.75%. The base commercial lending rate should approximate prime rate.
On February 9, 2016, SMTC Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries entered into the Tenth Amendment to its Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, effective as of January 29, 2016 with PNC.
The Tenth Amendment reduces the maximum amount of the PNC Revolving Credit Facility provided under the Loan Agreement by $5,000 to $35,000 and provides for a Long-Term Debt Facility of $5,000 maturing on January 2, 2018 with quarterly principal payments of $250 commencing on April 1, 2016 (collectively the “PNC Facilities”). The Tenth Amendment reduces the applicable interest rate for the PNC Revolving Credit Facility to U.S. base rate plus 0.50% from U.S. base rate plus 0.75%. The applicable interest rate for the PNC Long-Term Debt Facility is U.S. base rate plus 1.00%.
At January 3, 2016, $10,721 (December 28, 2014 - $21,370) was outstanding under the PNC Revolving Credit Facility and is classified as a current liability based on the requirement to hold a “lock-box” under the terms of the PNC Revolving Credit Facility.
The maximum amount of funds available under the PNC Revolving Credit Facility is $35,000 (as per amendment described above). Availability under the PNC Revolving Credit Facility is subject to certain conditions, including borrowing base conditions based on eligible inventory and accounts receivable, and certain conditions as determined by the lender. The Company is required to use a “lock-box” arrangement for the PNC Revolving Credit Facility, whereby remittances from customers are swept daily to reduce the borrowings under this facility.
At January 3, 2016, $5,000 (December 28, 2014 – $Nil) was outstanding under the PNC Long-Term Debt Facility.
The PNC Facilities are a joint and several obligations of the Company and its subsidiaries that are borrowers under the facilities and are jointly and severally guaranteed by other subsidiaries of the Company. Repayment under the PNC Facilities is collateralized by the assets of the Company and each of its subsidiaries.
The PNC Facilities agreement contains certain financial and non-financial covenants.
The financial covenants require the Company to maintain minimum consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio and limit unfunded capital expenditures (all as defined in the credit agreement governing the PNC Facilities). The financial covenant relating to a minimum consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio is in effect for the twelve months ended January 3, 2016 and thereafter on a rolling twelve month basis until January 2, 2018.
The Company is in compliance with the financial covenants included in the PNC Facilities as of January 3, 2016.
(c) Obligations under capital leases
Minimum lease payments for capital leases due within each of the next two years and thereafter consist of the following:
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://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef