Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long Term Debt Activity

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Long Term Debt Activity
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long Term Debt Activity

7.

Long Term Debt Activity

Senior Secured Credit Facility

Cinemark USA, Inc. has a senior secured credit facility that includes a $700,000 term loan and a $100,000 revolving credit line (the “Credit Agreement”).  On March 25, 2020, the Company borrowed $98,800 under the revolving credit line of the Credit Agreement, which was repaid on September 30, 2020.  

As of September 30, 2020, there was $641,381 outstanding under the term loan and no borrowings were outstanding under the revolving credit line.   As of September 30, 2020, approximately $100,000 was available for borrowing under the revolving credit line. 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 revolving credit line matures November 28, 2022.

The average interest rate applicable to outstanding term loan borrowings under the Credit Agreement at September 30, 2020 was approximately 3.4 % per annum, after giving effect to the interest rate swap agreements discussed below.  

On April 17, 2020, in conjunction with the issuance of the 8.750% Secured Notes discussed below, the Company obtained a waiver of the leverage covenant, which applies when amounts are outstanding under the revolving line of credit, from the majority of revolving lenders under the Credit Agreement for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

On August 21, 2020, in conjunction with the issuance of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes discussed below, the Company further amended the waiver of the leverage covenant to extend through the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2021.  The amendment also (i) modifies the leverage covenant calculation beginning with the calculation for the trailing twelve-month period ended December 31, 2021, (ii) for purposes of testing the consolidated net senior secured leverage ratio for the fiscal quarters ending on December 31, 2021, March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2022, permits the Company to substitute Consolidated EBITDA for the first three fiscal quarters of 2019 in lieu of Consolidated EBITDA for the corresponding fiscal quarters of 2021, (iii) modifies the restrictions

imposed by the covenant waiver, and (iv) makes such other changes to permit the issuance of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes discussed below.

8.750% Secured Notes

On April 20, 2020, Cinemark USA, Inc. issued $250,000 8.750% senior secured notes (the “8.750% Secured Notes”).  The 8.750% Secured Notes will mature on May 1, 2025; provided, however, that if (i) on September 13, 2022, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the 5.125% Senior Notes that shall not have been purchased, repurchased, redeemed, defeased or otherwise acquired, retired, cancelled or discharged exceeds $50,000, the 8.750% Secured Notes will mature on September 14, 2022 and (ii) on February 27, 2023, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the 4.875% Senior Notes that shall not have been purchased, repurchased, redeemed, defeased or otherwise acquired, retired, cancelled or discharged exceeds $50,000, the 8.750% Secured Notes will mature on February 28, 2023. Interest on the 8.750% Secured Notes will be payable on May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning on November 1, 2020.  

The 8.750% Secured Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several senior basis by certain of the Company’s subsidiaries that guarantee, assume or in any other manner become liable with respect to any of the Company’s or its guarantors’ other debt. If the Company cannot make payments on the 8.750% Secured Notes when they are due, the Company’s guarantors must make them instead. Under certain circumstances, the guarantees may be released without action by, or the consent of, the holders of the 8.750% Secured Notes.

The 8.750% Secured Notes and the guarantees will be the Company’s and its guarantors’ senior obligations and they will:

 

rank effectively senior in right of payment to the Company’s and its guarantors’ existing and future debt that is not secured by the collateral as described within the indentures to the 8.750% Secured Notes (“Collateral”), including all obligations under the Credit Agreement, and unsecured obligations, including the existing senior notes, in each case to the extent of the value of the collateral;

 

rank effectively junior to the Company’s and its guarantors’ existing and future debt secured by assets that are not part of the Collateral to the extent of the value of the collateral securing such debt, including all obligations under the Credit Agreement;

 

otherwise rank equally in right of payment to the Company’s and its guarantors’ existing and future senior debt, including debt under the Credit Agreement and the existing senior notes;

 

rank senior in right of payment to the Company’s and its guarantors’ future subordinated debt; and

 

be structurally subordinated to all existing and future debt and other liabilities of the Company’s non-guarantor subsidiaries.

The indenture to the 8.750% Secured Notes contains covenants that limit, among other things, the ability of Cinemark USA, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries to (1) make investments or other restricted payments, including paying dividends, making other distributions or repurchasing subordinated debt or equity, (2) incur additional indebtedness and issue preferred stock, (3) enter into transactions with affiliates, (4) enter new lines of business, (5) merge or consolidate with, or sell all or substantially all of its assets to, another person and (6) create liens. Upon a change of control, as defined in the indenture governing the 8.750% Secured Notes, Cinemark USA, Inc. would be required to make an offer to repurchase the 8.750% Secured Notes at a price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount outstanding plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, through the date of repurchase. The indenture governing the 8.750% Secured Notes allows Cinemark USA, Inc. to incur additional indebtedness if it satisfies a coverage ratio specified in the indenture, after giving effect to the incurrence of the additional indebtedness, and in certain other circumstances.

Issuance of 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes

On August 21, 2020, Cinemark Holdings, Inc. issued $460,000 4.50% convertible senior notes (the “4.50% Convertible Senior Notes”).  The 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes will mature on August 15, 2025, unless earlier repurchased or converted in accordance with the indenture.  Interest on the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes will be payable on February 15 and August 15 of each year, beginning on February 15, 2021.

Holders of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes may convert their 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes at their option at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding May 15, 2025 only under the following circumstances: ; (1) during the five business day period after any five consecutive trading day period, or the measurement period, in which the trading price per $1,000 principal amount of notes for each trading day of the measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of the Company’s common stock and the conversion rate on each such trading day; (2) if the Company distributes to all or substantially all stockholders (i) rights options or warrants entitling them to purchase shares at a discount to the recent average trading price of the Company’s common stock (including due to a stockholder rights plan) or (ii) the Company’s assets or securities or rights, options or warrants to purchase the same with a per share value exceeding 10% of the trading price of the Company’s stock, (3)

upon the occurrence of specified corporate events as described further in the indenture, or (4) during any calendar quarter commencing after the calendar quarter ending on September 30, 2020 (and only during such calendar quarter), if the last reported sale price of the Company’s common stock for at least 20 trading days during the period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the last trading day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter is greater than or equal to 130% of the conversion price (initially 14.35 per share), on each applicable trading day. Beginning May 15, 2025, holders may convert their notes at any time prior to the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date. Upon conversion of the notes, the Company will pay or deliver cash, shares of the Company’s common stock or a combination of cash and shares of the Company’s common stock, at the Company’s election.

The conversion rate will initially be 69.6767 shares of the Company’s common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes. The conversion rate will be subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events. If a make-whole fundamental change as defined in the indenture governing the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes occurs prior to the maturity date, the Company will, in certain circumstances, increase the conversion rate for a holder who elects to convert its 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes in connection with such make-whole fundamental change.

The 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes will be effectively subordinated to any of the Company’s, or its subsidiaries’, existing and future secured debt to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness, including obligations under the Credit Agreement. The 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes will be structurally subordinated to all existing and future debt and other liabilities, including trade payables, including Cinemark USA’s 5.125% senior notes due 2022, 4.875% senior notes due 2023 and the 8.750% Secured Notes due 2025, or, collectively, Cinemark USA’s senior notes (but excluding all obligations under the Credit Agreement which are guaranteed by the Company). The 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes rank equally in right of payment with all of the Company’s existing and future unsubordinated debt, including all obligations under the Cinemark USA, Inc. Credit Agreement, which such Credit Agreement is guaranteed by the Company, and senior in right of payment to any future debt that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes.  The 4.50% Convertible Notes are not guaranteed by any of Cinemark Holdings, Inc.’s subsidiaries.  

In accordance with accounting guidance on debt and equity financing, the Company bifurcated the gross proceeds from the issuance of 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes and recorded a portion as long-term debt and a portion in equity.  The long-term debt value was based on the fair value of the debt, determined as the present value of principal and interest payments assuming a market interest rate for similar debt that excluded a conversion feature.  The difference between the face value of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes and the fair value is referred to as the debt discount, and represents the amount allocated to equity.  The debt discount is being amortized to interest expense at an effective interest rate of 10.00% over the contractual terms of the notes.

Concurrently with the issuance of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes, the Company entered into privately negotiated convertible note hedge transactions (the “Hedge Transactions”) with one or more of the Initial Purchasers or their respective affiliates (the “Option Counterparties”).  The Hedge Transactions cover the number of shares of the Company’s common stock that will initially underlie the aggregate amount of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes, subject to anti-dilution adjustments substantially similar to those applicable to the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes. The Hedge Transactions are generally expected to reduce potential dilution to the Company’s common stock upon any conversion of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes and/or offset any cash payments the Company may be required to make in excess of the principal amount of converted 4.50% Convertible Senior  Notes, as the case may be. Concurrently with entering into the Hedge Transactions, the Company also entered into separate privately negotiated warrant transactions with Option Counterparties whereby it sold to Option Counterparties warrants to purchase (subject to the net share settlement provisions set forth therein) up to the same number of shares of the Company’s common stock, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments (the “Warrants”). The Warrants could separately have a dilutive effect to the extent that the market value per share of the Company’s common stock exceeds the strike price of the warrants on the applicable expiration dates unless, subject to the terms of the Warrants, the Company elects to cash settle the Warrants. The exercise price of the Warrants is initially $22.08 and is subject to certain adjustments under the terms of the warrants.  The Company received $89,424 in cash proceeds from the sale of Warrants, which were used along with proceeds from the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes, to pay approximately $142,094 to enter into the Hedge Transactions.  The tax impact of the conversion option and Warrants amounted to $10,960 and was recorded in additional paid-in-capital.

Together, the Hedge Transactions and the Warrants are intended to reduce the potential dilution from the conversion of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes.  The Hedge Transactions and Warrants are recorded in equity and are not accounted for as derivatives, in accordance with applicable accounting guidance.  

Additional Borrowings of International Subsidiaries

During May 2020, the Company’s subsidiary in Peru borrowed the USD equivalent of approximately $2,811 under a loan that bears interest at approximately 1%. Principal payments are due monthly beginning in July 2021 through June 2023.  Accrued and

unpaid interest is to be paid when principal payments are due.  The Company is subject to certain customary negative covenants under the loan.  

During May, June and September 2020, the Company’s subsidiary in Colombia borrowed the USD equivalent of approximately $4,357 under three variable rate loans. Aggregate principal payments are due monthly beginning in December 2020 through September 2025.  Accrued and unpaid interest is to be paid when principal payments are due.  The variable interest rates on the loans ranged from approximately 7.0% to 9.0% as of September 30, 2020.  The Company is subject to certain customary negative covenants and ratio covenants under the loans.

Interest Rate Swap Agreements

Effective March 31, 2020, the Company amended and extended its three existing interest rate swap agreements and entered into a fourth interest rate swap agreement, all of which 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 qualify for cash flow hedge accounting. Below is a summary of the Company’s interest rate swap agreements designated as cash flow hedges as of September 30, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value at

 

Notional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

Amount

 

 

Effective Date

 

Pay Rate

 

 

Receive Rate

 

Expiration Date

 

2020 (1)

 

$

137,500

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

2.12%

 

 

1-Month LIBOR

 

December 31, 2024

 

$

10,719

 

$

175,000

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

2.12%

 

 

1-Month LIBOR

 

December 31, 2024

 

 

13,647

 

$

137,500

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

2.19%

 

 

1-Month LIBOR

 

December 31, 2024

 

 

11,192

 

$

150,000

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

0.57%

 

 

1-Month LIBOR

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

926

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

36,484

 

 

(1)

Approximately $9,763 of the total is included in accounts payable and accrued expenses and $26,721 is included in other long-term liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2020.

  Upon amending the interest rate swap agreements effective March 31,2020, the Company determined that the interest payments hedged with the agreements are still probable to occur, therefore the loss that accumulated on the swaps prior to the amendments of $29,359 is being amortized to interest expense through December 31, 2022, the original maturity dates of the swaps.   Approximately $2,669 and $5,338 was recorded in amortization of accumulated losses for amended swaps in the condensed consolidated income statement for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively.

The fair values of the amended interest rate swaps and the new interest rate swap 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, which fall in Level 2 of the U.S. GAAP hierarchy as defined by FASB ASC Topic 820-10-35, as provided by counterparties to the interest rate swap agreements and the fixed rates that the Company is obligated to pay under the agreements.

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 $2,412,891 and $1,801,327 as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, excluding unamortized debt discounts and debt issue costs. The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt was $2,303,988 and $1,826,503 as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.