Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Credit Agreements

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Credit Agreements
9 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2019
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Credit Agreements
Credit Agreements
The Company's long-term credit facility consists of:
 
 
November 2, 2019
 
February 2, 2019
PNC revolving loan due July 27, 2023, principal amount
 
$
53,900,000

 
$
53,900,000

PNC term loan due July 27, 2023, principal amount
 
15,607,000

 
17,643,000

Less unamortized debt issuance costs
 
(95,000
)
 
(123,000
)
PNC term loan due July 27, 2023, carrying amount
 
15,512,000

 
17,520,000

Total long-term credit facility
 
69,412,000

 
71,420,000

Less current portion of long-term credit facility
 
(2,488,000
)
 
(2,488,000
)
Long-term credit facility, excluding current portion
 
$
66,924,000

 
$
68,932,000


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. On November 25, 2019, the Company entered into the Eleventh Amendment to the PNC Credit Facility, as described in Note 18 - "Subsequent Events". The Eleventh Amendment, among other things, increased the interest rate margins on both the revolving line of credit and term loan.
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. 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. 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% 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 November 2, 2019, the Company had borrowings of $53.9 million under its revolving credit facility. Remaining available capacity under the revolving credit facility as of November 2, 2019 was approximately $6.3 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 credit facility borrowings. As of November 2, 2019, there was approximately $15.6 million outstanding under the PNC Credit Facility term loan of which $2.5 million was classified as current in the accompanying balance sheet.
Principal borrowings under the term loan are to be payable in monthly installments over an 84-month amortization period commencing 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 1.0% if terminated on or before July 27, 2020, 0.5% if terminated on or before July 27, 2021, and no fee if terminated after July 27, 2021. As of November 2, 2019, the imputed effective interest rate on the PNC term loan was 6.0%.
Interest expense recorded under the PNC Credit Facility was $904,000 and $2,593,000 for the three and nine-month periods ended November 2, 2019 and $766,000 and $2,688,000 for the three and nine-month periods ended November 3, 2018.
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 November 2, 2019, the Company's unrestricted cash plus unused line availability was $22.9 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 $437,000 and $561,000 as of November 2, 2019 and February 2, 2019 and are included within other assets within the accompanying balance sheet. 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 November 2, 2019 are as follows:
 
 
PNC Credit Facility
 
 
Fiscal year
 
Term loan
 
Revolving loan
 
Total
2019
 
$
452,000

 
$

 
$
452,000

2020
 
2,714,000

 

 
2,714,000

2021
 
2,714,000

 

 
2,714,000

2022
 
2,714,000

 

 
2,714,000

2023
 
7,013,000

 
53,900,000

 
60,913,000

 
 
$
15,607,000

 
$
53,900,000

 
$
69,507,000


Cash Requirements
The Company has significant future commitments for its cash, primarily payments for cable and satellite program distribution obligations and the eventual repayment of the Company's credit facility. During fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019, the Company experienced a decline in customers and lost a significant brand which contributed to a decrease in its consolidated net sales and corresponding decrease in 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 it received gross proceeds of $6.0 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2019, implemented a reduction in overhead costs with $17 million in expected annualized savings, primarily driven by a 20% reduction in the Company's non-variable work force; planned a reduction in capital expenditures compared to prior years; managed its inventory levels commensurate with sales; launched a new marquee beauty brand in January 2019; launched the Company's ShopHQ VIP customer program; entered into an agreement with Shaquille O'Neal, which includes the launch of a new live televised program in 2020, "In the Kitchen with Shaq" and the development of a Shaq branded collection of kitchenware, cookware and grill products; launched Bulldog Shopping Network, a niche television shopping network geared towards male consumers in November 2019; partnered with well-known personalities to develop and market exclusive lifestyle brands; and acquired Float Left Interactive, Inc. ("Float Left") and J.W. Hulme Company ("J.W. Hulme"). Float Left is a business comprised of connected TVs, video-based content, application development and distribution, including technical consulting services, software development and maintenance related to video distribution. The Company plans to utilize Float Left’s team and technology platform to further grow its content delivery capabilities in OTT platforms while providing new revenue opportunities. J.W. Hulme is a business specializing in artisan-crafted leather products, including handbags and luggage. The Company plans to accelerate J.W. Hulme's revenue growth by creating its own programming on ShopHQ. Additionally, the Company plans to utilize J.W. Hulme to craft private-label accessories for the Company's existing owned and operated fashion brands. 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 the Company's 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, which requires, among other things, maintaining a minimum of $10.0 million of unrestricted cash plus facility availability at all times. Accordingly, if the Company does not generate sufficient cash flow from operations to fund its working capital needs and planned capital expenditures, and its cash reserves are depleted, the Company may need to take further actions, such as reducing or delaying capital investments, strategic investments or other actions. The Company believes that its existing cash balances, together with its availability under the PNC Credit Facility, will be sufficient to fund its normal business operations over the next twelve months from the issuance of this report. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to achieve its strategic initiatives or obtain additional funding on favorable terms in the future which could have a significant adverse effect on its operations.