Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

LONG-TERM DEBT

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LONG-TERM DEBT
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
LONG-TERM DEBT
11. LONG-TERM DEBT

As of December 31, long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

     December 31,  
     2014      2015  

Cinemark USA, Inc. term loan

   $ 686,000       $ 679,000   

Cinemark USA, Inc. 4.875% senior notes due 2023

     530,000         530,000   

Cinemark USA, Inc. 5.125% senior notes due 2022

     400,000         400,000   

Cinemark USA, Inc. 7.375% senior subordinated notes due 2021

     200,000         200,000   

Other (1)

     6,997         5,572   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total long-term debt

     1,822,997         1,814,572   

Less current portion

     8,423         8,405   

Less debt issuance costs, net of accumulated amortization of $10,918 and $16,058, respectively (2)

     31,419         33,237   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

   $ 1,783,155       $ 1,772,930   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) 

Primarily represents debt owed to NCM in relation to the recently-formed joint venture AC JV, LLC. See Note 7.

(2) 

See Note 2 for discussion of debt issuance costs reclassification upon adoption of ASU 2015-03.

Senior Secured Credit Facility

Cinemark USA, Inc. has a senior secured credit facility that includes a seven year $700,000 term loan and a five year $100,000 revolving credit line (the “Senior Secured Credit Facility”). On May 8, 2015, Cinemark USA, Inc., our wholly-owned subsidiary, amended its senior secured credit facility to extend the maturity of the $700,000 term loan from December 2019 to May 2022. Quarterly principal payments in the amount of $1,750 are due on the term loan through March 31, 2022, with the remaining principal of $635,250 due on May 8, 2022. The Company incurred debt issue costs of approximately $6,875 in connection with the amendment. In addition, the Company incurred approximately $925 in legal and other fees that are reflected as loss on amendment to debt agreement on the consolidated statement of income for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Interest on the term loan accrues at Cinemark USA, Inc.’s option at: (A) the base rate equal to the higher of (1) the prime lending rate as set forth on the British Banking Association Telerate page 5, or (2) the federal funds effective rate from time to time plus 0.50%, plus a margin of 2.0% per annum, or (B) a “eurodollar rate” plus a margin of 3.0% per annum. Interest on the revolving credit line accrues, at Cinemark USA, Inc.’s option, at: (A) a base rate equal to the higher of (1) the prime lending rate as set forth on the British Banking Association Telerate page 5 and (2) the federal funds effective rate from time to time plus 0.50%, plus a margin that ranges from 1.00% to 1.75% per annum, or (B) a “eurodollar rate” plus a margin that ranges from 2.00% to 2.75% per annum. The margin of the revolving credit line is determined by the consolidated net senior secured leverage ratio as defined in the credit agreement.

Cinemark USA, Inc.’s obligations under the Senior Secured Credit Facility are guaranteed by Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and certain of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s domestic subsidiaries and are secured by mortgages on certain fee and leasehold properties and security interests in substantially all of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s and the guarantors’ personal property, including, without limitation, pledges of all of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s capital stock, all of the capital stock of certain of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s domestic subsidiaries and 65% of the voting stock of certain of its foreign subsidiaries.

The Senior Secured Credit Facility contains usual and customary negative covenants for agreements of this type, including, but not limited to, restrictions on Cinemark USA, Inc.’s ability, and in certain instances, its subsidiaries’ and Cinemark Holdings, Inc.’s ability, to consolidate or merge or liquidate, wind up or dissolve; substantially change the nature of its business; sell, transfer or dispose of assets; create or incur indebtedness; create liens; pay dividends, and repurchase stock; and make capital expenditures and investments. If Cinemark USA, Inc. has borrowings outstanding on the revolving credit line, it is required to satisfy a consolidated net senior secured leverage ratio covenant as determined in accordance with the Senior Secured Credit Facility.

The dividend restriction contained in the Senior Secured Credit Facility prevents the Company and any of its subsidiaries from paying a dividend or otherwise distributing cash to its stockholders unless (1) the Company is not in default, and the distribution would not cause Cinemark USA, Inc. to be in default, under the Senior Secured Credit Facility; and (2) the aggregate amount of certain dividends, distributions, investments, redemptions and capital expenditures made since December 18, 2012, including dividends declared by the board of directors, is less than the sum of (a) the aggregate amount of cash and cash equivalents received by Cinemark Holdings, Inc. or Cinemark USA, Inc. as common equity since December 18, 2012, (b) Cinemark USA, Inc.’s consolidated EBITDA minus 1.75 times its consolidated interest expense, each as defined in the Senior Secured Credit Facility, and (c) certain other defined amounts. As of December 31, 2015, Cinemark USA, Inc. could have distributed up to approximately $1,905,096 to its parent company and sole stockholder, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., under the terms of the Senior Secured Credit Facility, subject to its available cash and other borrowing restrictions outlined in the agreement.

At December 31, 2015, there was $679,000 outstanding under the term loan and no borrowings outstanding under the revolving credit line. Cinemark USA, Inc. had $100,000 in available borrowing capacity on the revolving credit line. Cinemark USA, Inc. had no borrowings under the revolving credit line during the years ended December 31, 2014 or 2015. The average interest rate on outstanding term loan borrowings under the Senior Secured Credit Facility at December 31, 2015 was approximately 3.6% per annum.

4.875% Senior Notes

On May 24, 2013, Cinemark USA, Inc. issued $530,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.875% senior notes due 2023, at par value, (the “4.875% Senior Notes”). Proceeds, after payment of fees, were used to finance a redemption of the 8.625% Senior Notes due 2019, discussed below. Interest on the 4.875% Senior Notes is payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, beginning December 1, 2013. The 4.875% Senior Notes mature on June 1, 2023.

The 4.875% 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 4.875% 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 unsecured debt and senior in right of payment to all of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s and its guarantor’s existing and future senior subordinated debt. The 4.875% 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 assets securing such debt, including all borrowings under Cinemark USA, Inc.’s senior secured credit facility. The 4.875% 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 4.875% Senior Notes.

The indenture to the 4.875% 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. As of December 31, 2015, Cinemark USA, Inc. could have distributed up to approximately $2,079,680 to its parent company and sole stockholder, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., under the terms of the indenture to the 4.875% Senior Notes, subject to its available cash and other borrowing restrictions outlined in the indenture. Upon a change of control, as defined in the indenture governing the 4.875% Senior Notes, Cinemark USA, Inc. would be required to make an offer to repurchase the 4.875% 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 4.875% Senior Notes allows Cinemark USA, Inc. to incur additional indebtedness if it satisfies the coverage ratio specified in the indenture, after giving effect to the incurrence of the additional indebtedness, and in certain other circumstances. The required minimum coverage ratio is 2 to 1 and our actual ratio as of December 31, 2015 was approximately 7.7 to 1.

 

Prior to June 1, 2018, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem all or any part of the 4.875% Senior Notes at its option at 100% of the principal amount plus a make-whole premium plus accrued and unpaid interest on the 4.875% Senior Notes to the date of redemption. After June 1, 2018, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem the 4.875% Senior Notes in whole or in part at redemption prices specified in the indenture. In addition, prior to June 1, 2016, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the 4.875% Senior Notes from the net proceeds of certain equity offerings at the redemption price set forth in the indenture.

5.125% Senior Notes

On December 18, 2012, Cinemark USA, Inc. issued $400,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2022, at par value (the “5.125% Senior Notes”). A portion of the proceeds were used to refinance a portion of the former senior secured credit facility and to fund the purchase price for the Rave Acquisition (see Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements). Interest on the 5.125% Senior Notes is payable on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning June 15, 2013. The 5.125% Senior Notes mature on December 15, 2022.

The 5.125% 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 5.125% 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 unsecured debt and senior in right of payment to all of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s and its guarantor’s existing and future subordinated debt. The 5.125% 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 assets securing such debt, including all borrowings under Cinemark USA, Inc.’s senior secured credit facility. The 5.125% 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 5.125% Senior Notes.

The indenture to the 5.125% 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. As of December 31, 2015, Cinemark USA, Inc. could have distributed up to approximately $2,083,985 to its parent company and sole stockholder, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., under the terms of the indenture to the 5.125% Senior Notes, subject to its available cash and other borrowing restrictions outlined in the indenture. Upon a change of control, as defined in the indenture governing the 5.125% Senior Notes, Cinemark USA, Inc. would be required to make an offer to repurchase the 5.125% 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 5.125% Senior Notes allows Cinemark USA, Inc. to incur additional indebtedness if it satisfies the coverage ratio specified in the indenture, after giving effect to the incurrence of the additional indebtedness, and in certain other circumstances. The required minimum coverage ratio is 2 to 1 and our actual ratio as of December 31, 2015 was approximately 7.7 to 1.

Prior to December 15, 2017, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem all or any part of the 5.125% Senior Notes at its option at 100% of the principal amount plus a make-whole premium. After December 15, 2017, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem the 5.125% Senior Notes in whole or in part at redemption prices described in the 5.125% Senior Notes. In addition, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the 5.125% Senior Notes from the net proceeds of certain equity offerings at the redemption price set forth in the 5.125% Senior Notes.

 

7.375% Senior Subordinated Notes

On June 3, 2011, Cinemark USA, Inc. issued $200,000 aggregate principal amount of 7.375% senior subordinated notes due 2021, at par value (the “Senior Subordinated Notes”). Interest on the Senior Subordinated Notes is payable on June 15 and December 15 of each year. The Senior Subordinated Notes mature on June 15, 2021.

The Senior Subordinated Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several senior subordinated 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 other debt. The Senior Subordinated Notes and the guarantees are senior subordinated unsecured obligations and rank equally in right of payment with all of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s and a guarantor’s future senior subordinated indebtedness; are subordinate in right of payment to all of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s and a guarantor’s existing and future senior indebtedness, whether secured or unsecured, including Cinemark USA, Inc.’s obligations under its Senior Secured Credit Facility, its 5.125% Senior Notes and 4.875% Senior Notes; and structurally subordinate to all existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s non-guarantor subsidiaries.

The indenture to the Senior Subordinated 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. As of December 31, 2015, Cinemark USA, Inc. could have distributed up to approximately $2,072,800 to its parent company and sole stockholder, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., under the terms of the indenture to the Senior Subordinated Notes, subject to its available cash and other borrowing restrictions outlined in the indenture governing the Senior Subordinated Notes. Upon a change of control, as defined in the indenture, Cinemark USA, Inc. would be required to make an offer to repurchase the Senior Subordinated 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 allows Cinemark USA, Inc. to incur additional indebtedness if it satisfies the coverage ratio specified in the indenture, after giving effect to the incurrence of the additional indebtedness, and in certain other circumstances. The required minimum coverage ratio is 2 to 1, and our actual ratio as of December 31, 2015 was approximately 7.7 to 1.

Prior to June 15, 2016, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem all or any part of the Senior Subordinated Notes at its option at 100% of the principal amount plus a make-whole premium plus accrued and unpaid interest on the senior subordinated notes to the date of redemption. After June 15, 2016, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem the Senior Subordinated Notes in whole or in part at redemption prices specified in the indenture. In addition, prior to June 15, 2014, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the Senior Subordinated Notes from the net proceeds of certain equity offerings at the redemption price set forth in the indenture.

8.625% Senior Notes

On June 29, 2009, Cinemark USA, Inc. issued $470,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.625% senior notes due 2019 (the “8.625% Senior Notes”), with an original issue discount of $11,468, resulting in proceeds of approximately $458,532. On June 24, 2013, Cinemark USA, Inc. redeemed its 8.625% Senior Notes at 112.035% of the principal amount, inclusive of a make-whole premium, plus accrued and unpaid interest, utilizing the proceeds from the issuance of the 4.875% Senior Notes discussed above. As a result of the redemption, we wrote-off approximately $8,054 in unamortized bond discount and $7,634 in unamortized debt issue costs, paid a make-whole premium of approximately $56,564 and paid other fees of $50, all of which are reflected in loss on early retirement of debt during the year ended December 31, 2013.

 

Fair Value of Long Term Debt

The Company estimates the fair value of its long-term debt primarily using quoted market prices, which fall under Level 2 of the U.S. GAAP fair value hierarchy as defined by FASB ASC Topic 820-10-35. The carrying value of the Company’s long term debt was $1,822,997 and $1,814,572 as of December 31, 2014 and 2015, respectively, excluding debt issuance costs of $31,419 and $33,237, respectively. The fair value of the Company’s long term debt was $1,790,987 and $1,806,276 as of December 31, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Covenant Compliance and Debt Maturity

As of December 31, 2015, the Company believes it was in full compliance with all agreements, including related covenants, governing its outstanding debt.

The Company’s long-term debt, excluding debt issuance costs, at December 31, 2015 matures as follows:

 

2016

   $ 8,405   

2017

     8,389   

2018

     8,389   

2019

     8,389   

2020

     7,000   

Thereafter

     1,774,000   
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 1,814,572