|9 Months Ended|
Nov. 02, 2019
Long-term debt consists of the following (in thousands):
Revolving Credit Facility
As of November 2, 2019 and November 3, 2018, the borrowing base under our senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility (“Amended Revolving Credit Facility”) was $850.0 million, of which Michaels Stores, Inc. (“MSI”) had unused borrowing capacity of $768.0 million and $567.0 million, respectively. As of November 2, 2019 and November 3, 2018, outstanding standby letters of credit, which reduce our borrowing base, totaled $82.0 million and $65.0 million, respectively.
On August 30, 2019, MSI, as borrower, and Michaels Funding, Inc. and certain of MSI’s subsidiaries, as guarantors, entered into an amended and restated credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and other lenders. The amendment extends the maturity date of the Amended Revolving Credit Facility to August 30, 2024, subject to an earlier springing maturity date if certain of our outstanding indebtedness has not been repaid, redeemed, refinanced or cash collateralized or if the necessary availability reserves have not been established prior to such time. MSI is required to pay a commitment fee on the unutilized commitments under the Amended Revolving Credit Facility which is 0.25% per annum, subject to reduction to 0.20% when excess availability is less than 50% of the loan cap. The loan cap is defined as the lesser of the commitment amount and the borrowing base. All other significant terms of the Amended Revolving Credit Facility have remained unchanged.
As of November 2, 2019, net debt issuance costs totaled $3.7 million and are being amortized as interest expense over the life of the Amended Revolving Credit Facility. As a result of the refinancing of our Amended Revolving Credit Facility on August 30, 2019, MSI recorded a loss on the early extinguishment of debt of $0.2 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
8% Senior Notes due 2027
On July 8, 2019, MSI issued $500 million in principal amount of 2027 Senior Notes. The 2027 Senior Notes were issued pursuant to an indenture among MSI, certain subsidiaries of MSI, as guarantors, and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “2027 Senior Notes Indenture”). The 2027 Senior Notes mature on July 15, 2027 and bear interest at a rate of 8% per year, with interest payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year, beginning on January 15, 2020.
The net proceeds from the offering and sale of the 2027 Senior Notes, together with cash on hand, were used to redeem MSI’s outstanding 2020 Senior Subordinated Notes.
The 2027 Senior Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior unsecured basis by each of MSI’s subsidiaries that guarantee indebtedness under the Amended Revolving Credit Facility and the Amended and Restated Term Loan Credit Facility (collectively defined as the “Senior Secured Credit Facilities”).
The 2027 Senior Notes are general, unsecured obligations of MSI, and the guarantees of the 2027 Senior Notes are general, unsecured obligations of the guarantors. They (i) rank equally in right of payment with all of MSI’s and the guarantors’ existing and future senior debt, including the Senior Secured Credit Facilities, (ii) are effectively subordinated to any of MSI’s and the guarantors’ existing and future secured debt to the extent of the value of the assets securing such debt, including the Senior Secured Credit Facilities, (iii) are structurally subordinated to all of the liabilities of MSI’s subsidiaries that are not guaranteeing the 2027 Senior Notes, and (iv) are senior in right of payment with all of MSI’s and the guarantors’ existing and future subordinated debt.
At any time prior to July 15, 2022, MSI may redeem (a) up to 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2027 Senior Notes with the gross proceeds from one or more Equity Offerings, as defined in the 2027 Senior Notes Indenture, at a redemption price of 108% of the principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the redemption date and/or (b) all or part of the 2027 Senior Notes at 100% of the principal amount plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the redemption date plus a make-whole premium. Thereafter, MSI may redeem all or part of the 2027 Senior Notes at the redemption prices set forth below (expressed as percentages of the principal amount of the 2027 Senior Notes to be redeemed) plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the applicable date of redemption, if redeemed during the twelve month period beginning on July 15 of each of the years indicated below:
Upon a change in control, MSI is required to offer to purchase the 2027 Senior Notes at 101% of the aggregate principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but excluding, the date of purchase.
Subject to certain exceptions and qualifications, the 2027 Senior Notes Indenture contains covenants that, among other things, limit MSI’s ability and the ability of its restricted subsidiaries, including the guarantors, to:
The 2027 Senior Notes Indenture also provides for customary events of default which, if any of them occurs, would require or permit the principal of and accrued interest on the 2027 Senior Notes to become or to be declared due and payable. As of November 2, 2019, MSI was in compliance with all covenants.
As of November 2, 2019, net debt issuance costs totaled $6.0 million and are being amortized over the life of the 2027 Senior Notes. As a result of the redemption of our 2020 Senior Subordinated Notes on July 29, 2019, MSI recorded a loss on the early extinguishment of debt of $1.2 million during the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
Interest Rate Swaps
In April 2018, we executed two interest rate swaps with an aggregate notional value of $1 billion associated with our outstanding Amended and Restated Term Loan Credit Facility. The interest rate swaps have a maturity date of April 30, 2021 and were executed for risk management and are not held for trading purposes. The objective of the interest rate swaps is to hedge the variability of cash flows resulting from fluctuations in the one-month LIBOR. The swaps replaced the one-month LIBOR with a fixed interest rate of 2.7765% and payments are settled monthly. The swaps qualify as cash flow hedges and changes in the fair values are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income in the consolidated balance sheet. The changes in fair value are reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to interest expense in the same period that the hedged items affect earnings. Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to interest expense during the third quarters of fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2018 were $1.7 million and $1.6 million, respectively. Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to interest expense during the nine months ended November 2, 2019 and November 3, 2018 were $3.3 million and $3.7 million, respectively.
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Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef