Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Credit Agreements

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Credit Agreements
9 Months Ended
Oct. 30, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Credit Agreements

(7)   Credit Agreements

The Company’s long-term credit facilities consist of:

    

October 30, 2021

    

January 30, 2021

PNC revolving loan due July 27, 2023, principal amount

$

$

41,000,000

Siena revolving loan due July 31, 2024, principal amount

20,000,000

PNC term loan due July 27, 2023, principal amount

 

 

12,441,000

GreenLake Real Estate Financing term loan due July 31, 2024, principal amount

28,500,000

Less unamortized debt issuance costs

 

(1,850,000)

 

(61,000)

GreenLake Real Estate Financing term loan due July 31, 2024, carrying amount

 

26,650,000

 

12,380,000

Total long-term credit facility

 

46,650,000

 

53,380,000

Less current portion of long-term credit facility

 

 

(2,714,000)

Long-term credit facility, excluding current portion

$

46,650,000

$

50,666,000

8.5% Senior Unsecured Notes, due 2026, principal amount

80,000,000

Less unamortized debt issuance costs

(6,232,000)

8.5% Senior Unsecured Notes, due 2026, carrying amount

73,768,000

Long-term credit facilities, excluding current portion

$

120,418,000

$

50,666,000

8.50% Senior Unsecured Notes

On September 28, 2021, the Company completed and closed on its $75.0 million offering of 8.50% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) and issued the Notes, including the purchase by the underwriters of $5.0 million aggregate principal amount of Notes upon the exercise in full of their option to purchase additional Notes. The Company received related net proceeds of $73.7 million after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company (including fees and reimbursements to the underwriters). The Notes were issued under an indenture, dated 28, 2021 (the “Base Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated September 28, 2021 (the “Supplemental Indenture,” and the Base Indenture as supplemented by the Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”), between the Company and the Trustee. The Notes were denominated in denominations of $25 and integral multiples of $25 in excess thereof.

The Notes will pay interest quarterly in arrears on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each year, commencing on December 31, 2021, at a rate of 8.50% per year, and will mature on September 30, 2026.

The Notes are the senior unsecured obligations of the Company. There is no sinking fund for the Notes. The Notes are the obligations of iMedia Brands, Inc. only and are not obligations of, and are not guaranteed by, any of the Company’s subsidiaries. The Company may redeem the Notes for cash in whole or in part at any time at its option (i) on or after September 30, 2023 and prior to September 30, 2024, at a price equal to $25.75 per note, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the date of redemption, (ii) on or after September 30, 2024 and prior to September 30, 2025, at a price equal to $25.50 per note, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the date of redemption, and (iii) on or after September 30, 2025 and prior to maturity, at a price equal to $25.25 per note, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the date of redemption. The Indenture provides for events of default that may, in certain circumstances, lead to the outstanding principal and unpaid interest of the Notes becoming immediately due and payable. If a Mandatory Redemption Event (as defined in the Supplemental Indenture) occurs, the Company will have an obligation to redeem the Notes, in whole but not in part, within 45 days after the occurrence of the Mandatory Redemption Event at a redemption price in cash equal to $25.50 per note plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the date of redemption.

The Company used all of the net proceeds from the offering to fund its closing cash payment in connection with the acquisition of 123tv Invest GmbH and 123tv Holding GmbH (see Note 17 – “Subsequent Events” for additional information), and any remaining proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include payments related to the acquisition.

The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) on August 5, 2021 and declared effective by the Commission on August 12, 2020 (File No. 333-258519), a base prospectus included as part of the registration statement, and a prospectus supplement, dated September 23, 2021, filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act.

Siena Credit Facility

On July 30, 2021, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries, as borrowers, entered into a loan and security agreement (as amended through September 20, 2021, the “Loan Agreement”) with Siena Lending Group LLC and the other lenders party thereto from time to time, Siena Lending Group LLC, as agent (the “Agent”), and certain additional subsidiaries of the Company, as guarantors thereunder. The Loan Agreement has a three-year term and provides for up to a $80 million revolving line of credit. Subject to certain conditions, the Loan Agreement also provides for the issuance of letters of credit in an aggregate amount up to $5,000,000 which, upon issuance, would be deemed advances under the revolving line of credit. Proceeds of borrowings were used to refinance all indebtedness owing to PNC Bank, National Association, to pay the fees, costs, and expenses incurred in connection with the Loan Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, for working capital purposes, and for such other purposes as specifically permitted pursuant to the terms of the Loan Agreement. The Company’s obligations under the Loan Agreement are secured by substantially all of its assets and the assets of its subsidiaries as further described in the Loan Agreement.

Subject to certain conditions, borrowings under the Loan Agreement bear interest at 4.50% plus the London interbank offered rate for deposits in dollars (“LIBOR”) for a period of 30 days as published in The Wall Street Journal three business days prior to the first day of each calendar month. There is a floor for LIBOR of 0.50%. If LIBOR is no longer available, a successor rate to be chosen by the Agent in consultation with the Company or a base rate.

The Loan Agreement contains customary representations and warranties and financial and other covenants and conditions, including, among other things, minimum liquidity requirements of not less than $7,500,000, and then moving to $15,000,000, beginning after the close of the acquisition of 123tv until the Company’s maximum senior net leverage ratio is less than 2.50:1.00, as of the end of any fiscal month. The Loan Agreement also requires the Company maintain a maximum senior net leverage ratio of not less than 3.50:1.00 as of the last day of the fiscal quarters ending approximately October 31, 2021 and January 31, 2022; 3.25:1.00 as of the last day of the fiscal quarter ending approximately April 30, 2022; 3.00:1.00 as of the last day of the fiscal quarter ending approximately July 31, 2022; 2.75:1.00 as of the last day of the fiscal quarters ending approximately October 31, 2022 and January 31, 2023 and 2.50:1.00 as of the last day of the fiscal quarters ending approximately April 30, 2023 and thereafter. In addition, the Loan Agreement 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 shareholders. The Company also pays a monthly fee at a rate equal to 0.50% per annum of the average daily unused amount of the credit facility for the previous month.

As of October 30, 2021, the Company had total borrowings of $20.0 million under its revolving line of credit with Siena. Remaining available capacity under the revolving line of credit as of October 30, 2021 was approximately $45.2 million, which provided liquidity for working capital and general corporate purposes. As of October 30, 2021, the Company was in compliance with applicable financial covenants of the Siena Credit Facility and expects to be in compliance with applicable financial covenants over the next twelve months.

Interest expense recorded under the Siena Credit Facility was $766,000 for the three and nine-month periods ended October 30, 2021 and $0 for the three and nine-month periods ended October 31, 2020.

Deferred financing costs, net of amortization, relating to the revolving line of credit were $2,597,000 and $0 as of October 30, 2021 and January 30, 2021 and are included within other assets within the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. The balance of these costs is being expensed as additional interest over the three-year term of the Siena Loan Agreement.

GreenLake Real Property Financing

On July 30, 2021, two of the Company’s subsidiaries, VVI Fulfillment Center, Inc. and EP Properties, LLC (collectively, the “Borrowers”), and the Company, as guarantor, entered into that certain Promissory Note Secured by Mortgages (the “GreenLake Note”) with GreenLake Real Estate Finance LLC (“GreenLake”) whereby GreenLake agreed to make a secured term loan (the “Term Loan”) to the Borrowers in the original amount of $28,500,000. The GreenLake Note is secured by, among other things, mortgages encumbering the Company’s owned properties in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Bowling Green, Kentucky (collectively, the “Mortgages”) as well as other assets as described in the GreenLake Note. Proceeds of borrowings shall be used to (i) pay fees and expenses related to the transactions contemplated by the GreenLake Note, (ii) make certain payments approved by GreenLake to third parties, and (iii) provide for working capital and general corporate purposes of the Company. The Company has also pledged the stock that it owns in the Borrowers to secure its guarantor obligations.

The GreenLake Note is scheduled to mature on July 31, 2024. The borrowings, which include all amounts advanced under the GreenLake Note, bear interest at 10.00% per annum or, at the election of the Lender upon no less than 30 days prior written notice to the Borrowers, at a floating rate equal to the prime rate plus 200 basis points.

The Borrowers may prepay the GreenLake Note in full (but not in part) before July 30, 2022 (the “Lockout Date”) upon payment of a prepayment premium equal to the amount of interest that would have accrued from the date of prepayment through the Lockout Date. After the Lockout Date, the GreenLake Note may be prepaid in full or in any installment greater than or equal to $100,000 without any prepayment penalty or premium on 90 days’ prior written notice from Borrowers to GreenLake.

The GreenLake Note contains customary representations and warranties and financial and other covenants and conditions, including, a requirement that the Borrowers comply with all covenants set forth in the Loan Agreement described above. The GreenLake Note also contains certain customary events of default.

As of October 30, 2021, there was $28.5 million outstanding under the term loan with GreenLake, all of which was classified as long-term in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet. Principal borrowings under the term loan are non-amortizing over the life of the loan.

Interest expense recorded under the GreenLake Note was $904,000 for the three and nine-month periods ended October 30, 2021 and $0 for the three and nine-month periods ended October 31, 2020.

PNC Credit Facility

On February 9, 2012, the Company entered into a credit and security agreement (as amended through February 5, 2021, the "PNC Credit Facility") with PNC Bank, N.A. ("PNC"), a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., as lender and agent. On July 30, 2021, the PNC revolver and term loan were paid in full and the PNC Credit Facility was terminated through a refinancing with Siena and GreenLake. The Company recognized $663,000 in related debt extinguishment costs in fiscal 2021 which included both the write-off of remaining deferred financing costs related to the PNC term loan and revolver, as well as a prepayment penalty per the PNC Credit Facility.

The PNC Credit Facility, which included CIBC Bank USA (formerly known as The Private Bank) as part of the facility, provided a revolving line of credit of $70.0 million and provided for a term loan. Maximum borrowings and available capacity under the revolving line of credit under the PNC Credit Facility were equal to the lesser of $70.0 million or a calculated borrowing base comprised of eligible accounts receivable and eligible inventory.

The PNC Credit Facility also provided 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 was 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.

The revolving line of credit under the PNC Credit Facility bore 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). The term loan bore 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.

Interest expense recorded under the PNC Credit Facility was $0 and $1,558,000 for the three and nine-month periods ended October 30, 2021 and $743,000 and $2,767,000 for the three and nine-month periods ended October 31, 2020.

Deferred financing costs, net of amortization, relating to the revolving line of credit were $0 and $243,000 as of October 30, 2021 and January 30, 2021 and are included within other assets within the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

The aggregate maturities of borrowings outstanding under the Company’s long-term debt obligations as of October 30, 2021 were as follows:

Real Estate Financing

Siena

8.5% Senior

Fiscal year

    

Term Loan

    

Revolving Loan

    

Unsecured Notes

    

Total

2021

$

$

$

$

2022

 

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

 

2024

 

28,500

 

20,000

 

 

48,500

2025 and thereafter

80,000

80,000

$

28,500

$

20,000

$

80,000

$

128,500

Restricted Cash

The Company is required to keep cash in a restricted account in order to secure letters of credit to purchase inventory as well as to secure the Company’s corporate purchasing card program. Any interest income earned is recorded in that period. The Company had $2,167,500 and $0 in restricted cash accounts as of October 30, 2021 and October 31, 2020.

Cash Requirements

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, funding debt service payments 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 the Company’s 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’s ability to fund operations, debt service and capital expenditures in the future will be dependent on its ability to generate cash flow from operations, maintain or improve margins and to use available funds from its Siena Loan Agreement. 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, debt service payments and planned capital expenditures and meet credit facility covenants, and its cash reserves are depleted, the Company may need to take 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. The Company believes that it is probable its existing cash balances and its availability under the Siena Loan Agreement, will be sufficient to fund the Company’s normal business operations over the next twelve months from the issuance of this report.