Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

LONG-TERM DEBT

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LONG-TERM DEBT
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
LONG-TERM DEBT
13. LONG-TERM DEBT

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

 

     December 31,  
     2011      2012  

Cinemark USA, Inc. term loan

   $ 905,887       $ 700,000   

Cinemark USA, Inc. 8.625% senior notes due 2019 (1)

     460,530         461,464   

Cinemark USA, Inc. 5.125% senior notes due 2022

     —           400,000   

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

     200,000         200,000   

Hoyts General Cinema (Argentina) bank loan due 2013

     5,804         2,546   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total long-term debt

     1,572,221         1,764,010   

Less current portion

     12,145         9,546   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

   $ 1,560,076       $ 1,754,464   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) 

Includes the $470,000 aggregate principal amount of the 8.625% senior notes net of the unamortized discount of $9,470 and $8,536 at December 31, 2011 and 2012, respectively.

Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility

On December 18, 2012, Cinemark USA, Inc. amended and restated its senior secured credit facility to include a seven year $700,000 term loan and a five year $100,000 revolving credit line, referred to herein as the Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility. The proceeds from the Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility, combined with a portion of the proceeds from the 5.125% Senior Notes discussed below, were used to refinance the Company’s Former Senior Secured Credit Facility, also discussed below. The Company incurred debt issue costs of approximately $12,000 during the year ended December 31, 2012 related to the amendment and restatement. The term loan under the Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility matures in December 2019. The revolving credit line, which was undrawn at closing and remained undrawn as of December 31, 2012, matures in December 2017. Quarterly principal payments in the amount of $1,750 are due on the term loan beginning March 2013 through September 2019 with the remaining principal of $652,750 due on December 18, 2019.

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 Amended 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 Amended 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 Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility.

The dividend restriction contained in the Amended 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 the Company to be in default, under the Amended 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 Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility, and (c) certain other defined amounts. As of December 31, 2012, Cinemark USA, Inc. could have distributed up to approximately $1,409,000 to its parent company and sole stockholder, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., under the terms of the Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility, subject to its available cash and other borrowing restrictions outlined in the agreement.

At December 31, 2012, there was $700,000 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. The average interest rate on outstanding term loan borrowings under the Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility at December 31, 2012 was approximately 4.0% per annum.

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, referred to herein as the 5.125% Senior Notes. A portion of the proceeds were used to refinance a portion of the Former Senior Secured Credit Facility and a portion of the proceeds are expected to be used to fund the purchase price for the Rave Acquisition (see Note 5) and for general corporate purposes. Interest on the 5.125% Senior Notes is payable on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning June 15, 2013. The senior notes mature on December 15, 2022. The Company incurred debt issue costs of approximately $6,400 in connection with the issuance during the year ended December 31, 2012.

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 amended 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 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, 2012, Cinemark USA, Inc. could have distributed up to approximately $1,118,500 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 of Cinemark Holdings, Inc. or Cinemark USA, Inc., 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, 2012 was 5.6 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 senior notes.

Under a registration rights agreement entered into in conjunction with the issuance of the 5.125% Senior Notes, the Company and its guarantor subsidiaries are obligated to use its commercially reasonable best efforts to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the Commission, on or prior to 120 days from the issuance date, pursuant to which the Company will offer to exchange the 5.125% Senior Notes for substantially identical notes registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, that will not contain terms restricting the transfer thereof or providing for registration rights. The Company will use its commercially reasonable best efforts to have the registration statement declared effective by the Commission on or prior to 210 days from the issuance date, or the Effective Date. The Company will use its commercially reasonable best efforts to issue on the earliest practicable date after the Effective Date, but not later than 30 days thereafter, exchange registered 5.125% Senior Notes in exchange for all 5.125% Senior Notes tendered prior thereto in the exchange offer. If the Company is obligated to file a shelf registration statement, the Company will use its commercially reasonable best efforts to file the shelf registration statement with the Commission on or prior to 30 days after such filing obligation arises (and in any event within 240 days after the closing of the 5.125% Senior Notes offering) and to cause the shelf registration statement to be declared effective by the Commission on or prior to 210 days after such obligation arises. The Company will use its commercially reasonable best efforts to keep the shelf registration statement effective for a period of one year after the closing of the 5.125% Senior Notes offering, subject to certain exceptions.

If (a) the Company fails to file the registration statement on or before the date specified, (b) if such registration statement is not declared effective by the Commission on or prior to the date specified for such effectiveness, (c) if the Company fails to consummate the exchange offer within 30 business days of the Effective Date with respect to the exchange offer registration statement or (d) if the date the shelf registration statement is declared effective by the Commission or the exchange offer registration statement thereafter ceases to be effective or usable during the periods specified in the registration rights agreement without being succeeded within two business days by a post-effective amendment to such registration statement that cures such failure and that is itself immediately declared effective (each such event a “Registration Default”), the Company will pay additional interest to each holder of the 5.125% Senior Notes. Such additional interest, with respect to the first 90-day period immediately following the occurrence of any such Registration Default, shall equal an increase in the annual interest rate on the notes by 0.5% per annum.

The amount of the additional interest will increase by an additional 0.5% per annum with respect to each subsequent 90-day period relating to such Registration Default until all Registration Defaults have been cured, up to a maximum amount of additional interest for all Registration Defaults of 1.0% per annum. The 5.125% Senior Notes will not accrue additional interest from and after the second anniversary of the closing of the 5.125% Senior Notes offering even if the Company is not in compliance with its obligations under the registration rights agreement. The receipt of additional interest shall be the sole remedy available to holders of 5.125% Senior Notes as a result of one or more Registration Defaults. Following the cure of all Registration Defaults, the accrual of additional interest will cease.

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, referred to herein as the Senior Subordinated Notes. The proceeds, after payment of fees, were primarily used to fund the prepayment of the remaining $157,235 of the Company’s unextended portion of term loan debt under its former senior secured credit facility. 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 Company incurred debt issue costs of approximately $4,500 during the year ended December 31, 2011 in connection with the issuance.

The Senior Subordinated Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several senior subordinated unsecured basis by certain of the Company’s subsidiaries that guarantee, assume or become liable with respect to any of the Company’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 the Company’s and a guarantor’s future senior subordinated indebtedness; are subordinate in right of payment to all of the Company’s and a guarantor’s existing and future senior indebtedness, whether secured or unsecured, including the Company’s obligations under its Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility, its 8.625% Senior Notes and its 5.125% Senior Notes; and structurally subordinate to all existing and future indebtedness and other liabilities of the Company’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, 2012, Cinemark USA, Inc. could have distributed up to approximately $1,107,400 to its parent company and sole stockholder, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., under the terms of the indenture to the 7.375% 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, the Company 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 governing the Senior Subordinated 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, 2012 was 5.5 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.

Cinemark USA, Inc. and its guarantor subsidiaries filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on July 27, 2011 pursuant to which Cinemark USA, Inc. offered to exchange the Senior Subordinated Notes for substantially similar registered Senior Subordinated Notes. The registration statement became effective August 4, 2011, and approximately $199,500 of the notes were exchanged on September 7, 2011. The registered Senior Subordinated Notes, issued in the exchange, do not have transfer restrictions. Approximately $500 of the notes were not exchanged as of December 31, 2012.

8.625% Senior Notes

On June 29, 2009, Cinemark USA, Inc. issued $470,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.625% senior notes due 2019, referred to herein as the 8.625% Senior Notes, with an original issue discount of $11,468, resulting in proceeds of approximately $458,532. The proceeds were primarily used to fund the repurchase of the then remaining outstanding $419,403 aggregate principal amount at maturity of Cinemark, Inc.’s 9.75% senior discount notes. Interest on the 8.625% Senior Notes is payable on June 15 and December 15 of each year. The 8.625% Senior Notes mature on June 15, 2019. The original issue discount is being amortized on the effective interest method over the term of the 8.625% Senior Notes. As of December 31, 2012, the carrying value of the 8.625% Senior Notes was $461,464.

Cinemark USA, Inc. filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 24, 2009 pursuant to which Cinemark USA, Inc. offered to exchange the 8.625% Senior Notes for substantially similar registered 8.625% Senior Notes. The registration statement became effective and the notes were exchanged on December 17, 2009. The registered 8.625% Senior Notes, issued in the exchange, do not have transfer restrictions.

The 8.625% 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 8.625% 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 8.625% 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 amended senior secured credit facility. The 8.625% 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 8.625% Senior Notes.

 

The indenture to the 8.625% Senior Notes contains covenants that limit, among other things, the ability of Cinemark USA, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries to (1) consummate specified asset sales, (2) make investments or other restricted payments, including paying dividends, making other distributions or repurchasing subordinated debt or equity, (3) incur additional indebtedness and issue preferred stock, (4) enter into transactions with affiliates, (5) enter new lines of business, (6) merge or consolidate with, or sell all or substantially all of its assets to, another person and (7) create liens. As of December 31, 2012, Cinemark USA, Inc. could have distributed up to approximately $1,060,200 to its parent company and sole stockholder, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., under the terms of the indenture to the 8.625% Senior Notes, subject to its available cash and other borrowing restrictions outlined in the indenture. Upon a change of control of Cinemark Holdings, Inc. or Cinemark USA, Inc., Cinemark USA, Inc. would be required to make an offer to repurchase the 8.625% 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. Certain asset dispositions are considered triggering events that may require Cinemark USA, Inc. to use the proceeds from those asset dispositions to make an offer to purchase the notes at 100% of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of repurchase if such proceeds are not otherwise used within 365 days as described in the indenture. The indenture governing the 8.625% 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, 2012 was 5.5 to 1.

Prior to June 15, 2014, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem all or any part of the 8.625% Senior Notes at its option at 100% of the principal amount plus a make-whole premium. After June 15, 2014, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem the 8.625% Senior Notes in whole or in part at redemption prices described in the senior notes. In addition, Cinemark USA, Inc. may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the 8.625% Senior Notes from the net proceeds of certain equity offerings at the redemption price set forth in the 8.625% Senior Notes.

Former Senior Secured Credit Facility

On October 5, 2006, in connection with the Century Acquisition, Cinemark USA, Inc. entered into its former senior secured credit facility that provided for a seven year $1,120,000 term loan and a six year $150,000 revolving credit line. On March 2, 2010, the Company completed an amendment and extension to this former senior secured credit facility to primarily extend the maturities of the facility and make certain other modifications. Approximately $924,375 of the Company’s then remaining outstanding $1,083,600 term loan debt was extended from an original maturity date of October 2013 to a maturity date of April 2016. The then remaining term loan debt of $159,225 that was not extended continued to have a maturity date of October 2013. On June 3, 2011, the Company prepaid the remaining $157,235 of its unextended term loan debt utilizing a portion of the proceeds from the issuance of the Cinemark USA, Inc. 7.375% senior subordinated notes discussed above. There were no prepayment penalties incurred upon the prepayment of the term loan debt. Subsequent to the prepayment, the quarterly payments due on the term loan were approximately $2,311 per quarter through March 2016 with the remaining principal amount of approximately $866,602 due April 30, 2016. The prepayment did not impact the interest rate applicable to the remaining portion of the term loan debt, which accrued interest 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 2.25% margin per annum, or (B) a “eurodollar rate” plus a 3.25% margin per annum.

The prepayment did not impact the interest rate applicable to or the maturity of the Company’s revolving credit line. The maturity date of $73,500 of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s $150,000 revolving credit line had been extended from October 2012 to March 2015. The maturity date of the remaining $76,500 of Cinemark USA, Inc.’s revolving credit line did not change and remained October 2012. The interest rate on the original revolving credit line accrued interest, 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 0.50% to 1.00% per annum, or (B) a “eurodollar rate” plus a margin that ranged from 1.50% to 2.00% per annum. The interest rate on the extended revolving credit line accrued interest, 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 that ranges from 1.75% to 2.0% per annum, or (B) a “eurodollar rate” plus a margin that ranged from 2.75% to 3.0% per annum. The margin of the revolving credit line was determined by the consolidated net senior secured leverage ratio as defined in the Former Senior Secured Credit Facility.

As a result of the prepayment made in June 2011, the Company wrote-off approximately $2,183 in unamortized debt issue costs related to the unextended portion of term loan debt that was prepaid. In addition, the Company determined that a portion of the quarterly interest payments hedged by two of its current interest rate swap agreements under cash flow hedges and the quarterly interest payments related to its previously terminated interest rate swap agreement were probable not to occur and therefore reclassified approximately $2,760 of its accumulated other comprehensive loss related to these cash flow hedges to earnings, as a component of loss on early retirement of debt. These write-offs, combined with related fees, are reflected in loss on early retirement of debt for the year ended December 31, 2011.

On December 18, 2012, the remaining outstanding term loan of $898,955 was paid in full with proceeds from the Amended Senior Secured Credit Facility combined with a portion of the proceeds from the 5.125% Senior Notes issuance, both of which are discussed above.

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 $1,764,010 and $1,572,221 as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The fair value of the Company’s long term debt was $1,851,246 and $1,622,286 as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Covenant Compliance and Debt Maturity

As of December 31, 2012, the Company believes it was in full compliance with all agreements, including related covenants, governing its outstanding debt. The Company’s long-term debt at December 31, 2012 matures as follows:

 

2013

     9,546   

2014

     7,000   

2015

     7,000   

2016

     7,000   

2017

     7,000   

Thereafter

     1,735,000 (1) 
  

 

 

 

Total

     1,772,546   
  

 

 

 

 

(1) 

Reflects the aggregate principal amount at maturity of the 8.625% senior notes before the original issue discount of $8,536.