Revolving credit facility
Effective June 15, 2010, the Company participated with AFS and certain of its affiliates in a revolving credit facility (the Credit Facility) comprised of a working capital facility to AFS, an acquisition facility (the Acquisition Facility) and a warehouse facility (the Warehouse Facility) to AFS, the Company and affiliates, and a venture facility available to an affiliate with a syndicate of financial institutions. The Credit Facility is for an amount up to $75 million and expires in June 2012. During the third quarter of 2010, the Company amended its Master Borrowing Agreement with respect to the Warehouse
Facility to suspend its participation in such Facility while retaining its ability to borrow from time to time under the Acquisition Facility on the condition that it maintains with the lender (subject to certain provisions) cash collateral on deposit in an amount not less than the principal amount of loans outstanding from time to time. At March 31, 2012, the Company has no outstanding borrowings under the acquisition facility. Commencing with the second quarter of 2011, the Company gained eligibility for full unrestricted participation under the Warehouse Facility as it was in compliance with all relevant financial covenants.
Compliance with covenants
The Credit Facility includes certain financial and non-financial covenants applicable to each borrower, including the Company. Such covenants include covenants typically found in credit facilities of the size and nature of the Credit Facility, such as accuracy of representations, good standing, absence of liens and material litigation, etc. The Company was in compliance with all applicable covenants under the Credit Facility as of March 31, 2012. The Company considers certain financial covenants to be material to its ongoing use of the Credit Facility and these covenants are described below.
Material financial covenants
Under the Credit Facility, the Company is required to maintain a specific tangible net worth, to comply with a leverage ratio and an interest coverage ratio, and to comply with other terms expressed in the Credit Facility, including limitation on the incurrence of additional debt and guaranties, defaults, and delinquencies. The material financial covenants are summarized as follows:
As of March 31, 2012, the material financial covenants are summarized as follows:
Minimum Tangible Net Worth: $10.0 million
Leverage Ratio (leverage to Tangible Net Worth): Not to exceed 1.25 to 1
Collateral Value: Collateral value under the Warehouse Facility must be no less than the outstanding borrowings under that facility
EBITDA to Interest Ratio: Not to be less than 2 to 1 for the four fiscal quarters just ended
Tangible Net Worth is defined as, as of the date of determination, (i) the net worth of the Company, after deducting therefrom (without duplication of deductions) the net book amount of all assets of the Company, after deducting any reserves and other amounts for assets which would be treated as intangibles under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP), and after certain other adjustments permitted under the agreements.
The financial covenants referred to above are applicable to the Company only to the extent that the Company has borrowings outstanding under the Credit Facility. As of March 31, 2012, the Companys Tangible Net Worth requirement under the Credit Facility was $10.0 million, the permitted maximum leverage ratio was not to exceed 1.25 to 1, and the required minimum interest coverage ratio was not to be less than 2 to 1. The Company was in compliance with these financial covenants under the Credit Facility with a minimum Tangible Net Worth, leverage ratio and interest coverage ratio, as calculated per the Credit Facility agreement of $58.6 million,
0.05 to 1, and 39.6 to 1, respectively, as of March 31, 2012. As such, as of March 31, 2012, the Company was in compliance with all such material financial covenants.
Reconciliation to GAAP of EBITDA
For purposes of compliance with the Credit Facility covenants, the Company uses a financial calculation of EBITDA, as defined therein, which is a non-GAAP financial performance measure. The EBITDA is utilized by the Company to calculate its debt covenant ratios.