|6 Months Ended
Aug. 01, 2020
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]
The Company's long-term credit facility consists of:
PNC Credit Facility
On February 9, 2012, the Company entered into a credit and security agreement (as amended through November 25, 2019, the "PNC Credit Facility") with PNC Bank, N.A. ("PNC"), a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., as lender and agent. The PNC Credit Facility, which includes CIBC Bank USA (formerly known as The Private Bank) as part of the facility, provides a revolving line of credit of $90.0 million and provides for a term loan on which the Company had originally drawn to fund improvements at the Company's distribution facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky and subsequently to pay down the Company's previously outstanding term loan with GACP Finance Co., LLC. The PNC Credit Facility also provides an accordion feature that would allow the Company to expand the size of the revolving line of credit by another $25.0 million at the discretion of the lenders and upon certain conditions being met. Maximum borrowings and available capacity under the revolving line of credit under the PNC Credit Facility are equal to the lesser of $90.0 million or a calculated borrowing base comprised of eligible accounts receivable and eligible inventory.
All borrowings under the PNC Credit Facility mature and are payable on July 27, 2023. Subject to certain conditions, the PNC Credit Facility also provides for the issuance of letters of credit in an aggregate amount up to $6.0 million, which, upon issuance, would be deemed advances under the PNC Credit Facility. The PNC Credit Facility is secured by a first security interest in substantially all of the Company’s personal property, as well as the Company’s real properties located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Bowling Green, Kentucky. Under certain circumstances, the borrowing base may be adjusted if there were to be a significant deterioration in value of the Company’s accounts receivable and inventory.
The revolving line of credit under the PNC Credit Facility bears interest at either a Base Rate or LIBOR plus a margin consisting of between 2% and 3.5% on Base Rate advances and 3% and 4.5% on LIBOR advances based on the Company's trailing twelve-month reported leverage ratio (as defined in the PNC Credit Facility) measured semi-annually as demonstrated in its financial statements. The term loan bears interest at either a Base Rate or LIBOR plus a margin consisting of between 4% and 5% on Base Rate term loans and 5% to 6% on LIBOR Rate term loans based on the Company’s leverage ratio measured annually as demonstrated in its audited financial statements.
As of August 1, 2020, the Company had borrowings of $41.0 million under its revolving line of credit. Remaining available capacity under the revolving line of credit as of August 1, 2020 was approximately $9.4 million, which provided liquidity for working capital and general corporate purposes. The PNC Credit Facility also provides for a term loan on which the Company had originally drawn to fund an expansion and improvements at the Company's distribution facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky and subsequently to partially pay down the Company's previously outstanding term loan with GACP Finance Co., LLC and reduce its revolving line of credit borrowings. As of August 1, 2020, there was approximately $13.8 million outstanding under the term loan, of which $2.7 million was classified as current in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet.
Principal borrowings under the term loan are to be payable in monthly installments over an 84-month amortization period that commenced on September 1, 2018 and are also subject to mandatory prepayment in certain circumstances, including, but not limited to, upon receipt of certain proceeds from dispositions of collateral. Borrowings under the term loan are also subject to mandatory prepayment in an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) of excess cash flow for such fiscal year, with any such payment not to exceed $2.0 million in any such fiscal year. The PNC Credit Facility is also subject to other mandatory prepayment in certain circumstances. In addition, if the total PNC Credit Facility is terminated prior to maturity, the Company would be required to pay an early termination fee of 0.5% if terminated on or before July 27, 2021, and no fee if terminated after July 27, 2021. As of August 1, 2020, the imputed effective interest rate on the PNC term loan was 6.5%.
Interest expense recorded under the PNC Credit Facility was $857,000 and $2,024,000 for the three and six-month periods ended August 1, 2020 and $860,000 and $1,689,000 for the three and six-month periods ended August 3, 2019.
The PNC Credit Facility contains customary covenants and conditions, including, among other things, maintaining a minimum of unrestricted cash plus unused line availability of $10.0 million at all times and limiting annual capital expenditures. Certain financial covenants, including minimum EBITDA levels (as defined in the PNC Credit Facility) and a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.1 to 1.0, become applicable only if unrestricted cash plus unused line availability falls below $10.8 million. As of August 1, 2020, the Company's unrestricted cash plus unused line availability was $28.1 million and the Company was in compliance with applicable financial covenants of the PNC Credit Facility and expects to be in compliance with applicable financial covenants over the next twelve months. In addition, the PNC Credit Facility places restrictions on the Company’s ability to incur additional indebtedness or prepay existing indebtedness, to create liens or other encumbrances, to sell or otherwise dispose of assets, to merge or consolidate with other entities, and to make certain restricted payments, including payments of dividends to common shareholders.
Deferred financing costs, net of amortization, relating to the revolving line of credit were $324,000 and $406,000 as of August 1, 2020 and February 1, 2020 and are included within other assets within the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. These costs are being expensed as additional interest over the five-year term of the PNC Credit Facility.
The aggregate maturities of the Company's long-term credit facility as of August 1, 2020 were as follows:
Currently, the Company's principal cash requirements are to fund business operations, which consist primarily of purchasing inventory for resale, funding ValuePay installment receivables, funding the Company's basic operating expenses, particularly the Company's contractual commitments for cable and satellite programming distribution, and the funding of necessary capital expenditures. The Company closely manages its cash resources and working capital. The Company attempts to manage its inventory receipts and reorders in order to ensure its inventory investment levels remain commensurate with the Company's current sales trends. The Company also monitors the collection of its credit card and ValuePay installment receivables and manages vendor payment terms in order to more effectively manage the Company's working capital which includes matching cash receipts from the Company's customers, to the extent possible, with related cash payments to our vendors. ValuePay remains a cost-effective promotional tool for the Company. The Company continues to make strategic use of its ValuePay program in an effort to increase sales and to respond to similar competitive programs.
The Company experienced a decline in net sales and a decline in its active customer file during the first half of fiscal 2020, and fiscal years 2019, 2018 and 2017 and a corresponding decrease in the Company's profitability. The Company has taken or is taking the following steps to enhance its operations and liquidity position: entered into a private placement securities purchase agreement in which the Company received gross proceeds of $6.0 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2019; entered into a common stock and warrant purchase agreement in which the Company received gross proceeds of $4.0 million during the first half of fiscal 2020; implemented a reduction in overhead costs totaling $22 million in expected annualized savings for the reductions made during fiscal 2019 and $16 million in expected annualized savings for the reductions made during the first quarter of fiscal 2020, primarily driven by a reduction in the Company's work force; negotiated improved payment terms with the Company's inventory vendors; planned a reduction in capital expenditures compared to prior years; renegotiating with certain major cable and satellite distributors to reduce service costs and improve payment terms; and managing the Company's inventory receipts in fiscal 2020 to reduce inventory on hand.
The Company's ability to fund operations and capital expenditures in the future will be dependent on its ability to generate cash flow from operations, maintain or improve margins, decrease the rate of decline in its sales and to use available funds from its PNC Credit Facility. The Company's ability to borrow funds is dependent on its ability to maintain an adequate borrowing base and its ability to meet its credit facility's covenants (as described above). Accordingly, if the Company does not generate sufficient cash flow from operations to fund its working capital needs, planned capital expenditures and meet credit facility covenants, and its cash reserves are depleted, the Company may need to take further actions that are within the Company's control, such as further reductions or delays in capital investments, additional reductions to the Company's workforce, reducing or delaying strategic investments or other actions. Additionally, the COVID-19 outbreak continues in both the U.S. and globally and is adversely affecting the economy, financial markets and may continue to impact demand for our merchandise and impact our stock price. As a result, it is difficult to predict the overall impact of COVID-19 on the Company's business and financial results. Beginning at the end of March 2020 and continuing through the second quarter of 2020, the Company observed an increase in demand for merchandise within the Company's beauty & wellness category, particularly in health products, and a decrease in demand for higher priced merchandise within our jewelry category. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there is risk of changes in consumer demand, consumer spending patterns, and changes in consumer tastes which may adversely affect the Company's operating results. The Company believes that it is probable our existing cash balances, together with the cost cutting measures described above and our availability under the PNC Credit Facility, will be sufficient to fund our normal business operations over the next twelve months from the issuance of this report.