Long Term Debt Activity
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
|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”). As of March 31, 2021, there was $638,083 outstanding under the term loan and no borrowings were outstanding under the revolving credit line. As of March 31, 2021, $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 March 31, 2021 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. The leverage covenant applies when amounts are outstanding under the revolving line of credit under the Credit Agreement for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
On August 21, 2020, 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.
5.875% Senior Notes
On March 16, 2021, Cinemark USA, Inc. issued $405,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.875% senior notes due 2026, at par value (the “5.875% Senior Notes”). Proceeds, after payment of fees, were used to fund a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of Cinemark USA’s 5.125% Senior Notes (the “5.125% Senior Notes”) and to redeem any of the 5.125% Senior Notes that remained outstanding after the tender offer. See further discussion of the tender offer below. Interest on the 5.875% Senior Notes is payable on March 15 and September 15 of each year, beginning September 15, 2021. The 5.875% Senior Notes mature on March 15, 2026. The Company incurred debt issue costs of approximately $5,980 in connection with the issuance, which are recorded as a reduction of long-term debt, less current on the consolidated balance sheet.
The 5.875% Senior Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several senior unsecured basis by certain of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s subsidiaries that guarantee, assume or become liable with respect to any of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s or a guarantor’s debt. The 5.875% Senior Notes and the guarantees are senior unsecured obligations and rank equally in right of payment with all of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s and its guarantor’s existing and future senior debt and are senior in right of payment to all of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s and its guarantors’ existing and future senior subordinated debt. The 5.875% Senior Notes and the guarantees are effectively subordinated to all of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s and its guarantor’s existing and future secured debt to the extent of the value of the collateral securing such debt, including all borrowings under Cinemark USA, Inc.’s amended senior secured credit facility. The 5.875% Senior Notes and the guarantees are structurally subordinated to all existing and future debt and other liabilities of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s subsidiaries that do not guarantee the 5.875% Senior Notes.
The indenture to the 5.875% Senior 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, the Company would be required to make an offer to repurchase the 5.875% Senior 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 5.875% Senior Notes allows Cinemark USA, Inc. to incur additional indebtedness if we satisfy the coverage ratio specified in the indenture, after giving effect to the incurrence of the additional indebtedness, and in certain other circumstances.
Prior to March 15, 2023, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem all or any part of the 5.875% Senior Notes at its option at 100% of the principal amount plus a make-whole premium plus accrued and unpaid interest on the 5.875% Senior Notes to the date of redemption. After March 15, 2023, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem the 5.875% Senior Notes in whole or in part at redemption prices specified in the indenture. In addition, prior to March 15, 2023, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem up to 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the 5.875% Senior Notes from the net proceeds of certain equity offerings at the redemption price set forth in the indenture.
5.125% Senior Notes
On March 16, 2021, Cinemark USA, Inc. completed a tender offer to purchase its previously outstanding 5.125% Senior Notes, of which $333,990 was tendered at the expiration of the offer. On March 16, 2021, Cinemark USA, Inc. also issued a notice of optional redemption to redeem the remaining $66,010 principal amount of the 5.125% Senior Notes. In connection therewith, Cinemark USA deposited with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the 5.125% Senior Notes (the “Trustee”), funds sufficient to redeem all 5.125% Notes remaining outstanding on April 15, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”). The redemption payment (the “Redemption Payment”) included $66,010 of outstanding principal at the redemption price equal to 100.000% of the principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the Redemption Date. Upon deposit of the Redemption Payment with the Trustee on March 16, 2021, the indenture governing the 5.125% Senior Notes was fully satisfied and discharged.
The Company recorded a loss on extinguishment of debt of $2,603 during the three months ended March 31, 2021, which included the write-off of $1,168 unamortized debt issuance costs and the payment of $1,435 in fees.
Additional Borrowings of International Subsidiaries
During the three months ended March 31, 2021, certain of the Company’s international subsidiaries borrowed an aggregate of $9,012 under various local bank loans. Below is a summary of these loans:
Additionally, the Company deposited cash into a collateral account to support the issuance of bank letters of credit to the lenders for the international loans noted above. The total amount deposited during the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $7,300. Total deposits made to support bank letters of credit for the Company’s outstanding international loans is $21,147 and is considered restricted cash as of March 31, 2021.
Interest Rate Swap Agreements
Below is a summary of the Company’s interest rate swap agreements designated as cash flow hedges as of March 31, 2021:
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 $1,124 was recorded in amortization of accumulated losses for amended swaps in the condensed consolidated income statement for the three months ended March 31, 2021, 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.
Adoption of ASU 2020-06
ASU 2020-06 simplifies the guidance on an issuer’s accounting for convertible debt instruments by removing the separation models for (1) convertible debt with a cash conversion feature and (2) convertible instruments with a beneficial conversion feature. As a result, entities will not separately present in equity an embedded conversion feature of such debt. Instead, they will account for a convertible debt instrument wholly as debt, unless certain other conditions are met. The elimination of these models reduces reported interest expense and increases reported net income for entities that have issued a convertible instrument within the scope of those models before the adoption of ASU 2020-06. Also, ASU 2020-06 requires the application of the if-converted method for calculating diluted earnings per share and the treasury stock method is no longer available. The provisions of ASU 2020-06 are applicable for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, with early adoption permitted no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020.
The Company adopted ASU 2020-06 under the modified retrospective method effective January 1, 2021. As a result of the adoption, the entire $460,000 principal balance of the 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes are recorded in long-term debt and is no longer bifurcated between long-term debt and equity. The impact of the adoption is as follows:
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, excluding unamortized debt discounts and debt issue costs, was $2,538,135 and $2,527,900 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt was $2,846,837 and $2,652,635 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.
The entire disclosure for long-term debt.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef