Long Term Debt Activity
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Long Term Debt Activity||
Senior Secured Credit Facility
On March 29, 2018, Cinemark USA, Inc., our wholly-owned subsidiary, amended its senior secured credit facility to extend the maturity of the term loan to March 29, 2025, reduce the rate at which the term loan bears interest by 0.25% and to reduce the amount of real property required to be mortgaged to secure the loans. Under the amended facility, quarterly principal payments of $1,649 are due on the term loan through December 31, 2024, with a final principal payment of $613,351 due on March 29, 2025. The Company incurred debt issue costs of approximately $4,962 in connection with the amendment. As a result of the amendment, the Company wrote-off $780 of unamortized debt issue costs and incurred approximately $704 in legal and other fees, both of which are reflected as loss on debt amendments and refinancing on the condensed consolidated statements of income for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.
Fair Value of Long-Term Debt
The Company estimates the fair value of its long-term debt using the market approach, which utilizes quoted market prices that fall under Level 2 of the U.S. GAAP fair value hierarchy as defined by ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement (“ASC Topic 820”). The carrying value of the Company’s long-term debt was $1,804,364 and $1,809,311 as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, excluding unamortized debt discounts and debt issue costs. The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt was $1,825,063 and $1,774,066 as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.
Interest Rate Swap Agreements
The Company is currently a party to three interest rate swap agreements that are used to hedge a portion of the interest rate risk associated with the variable interest rates on the Company’s term loan debt and that qualify for cash flow hedge accounting. The fair values of the interest rate swaps are recorded on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet as an asset or liability with the related gains or losses reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. The changes in fair value are reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss into earnings in the same period that the hedged items affect earnings. The valuation technique used to determine fair value is the income approach. Under this approach, the Company uses projected future interest rates as provided by counterparty to the interest rate swap agreement and the fixed rates that the Company is obligated to pay under the agreement. Therefore, the Company’s measurements use significant unobservable inputs, which fall in Level 3 of the U.S. GAAP hierarchy as defined by FASB ASC Topic 820-10-35. See Note 13 for a summary of unrealized gains or losses recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss.
Below is a summary of the Company’s interest rate swap agreements designated as cash flow hedges as of September 30, 2019:
The entire disclosure for long-term debt.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef