Long-Term Debt and CARES Act Loans
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2021
|Long-Term Debt and CARES Act Loans|
|Long-Term Debt and CARES Act Loans||
Note 5 – Long-Term Debt and CARES Act Loans
Long-term debt consists of the following (in thousands):
Interest expense for all the Company’s debt arrangements, excluding the amortization of debt issuance costs and other discounts and fees, was $1.1 million and $1.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $2.2 million and $2.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
As of June 30, 2021, the Company had $1.3 million in standby letters of credit outstanding for certain restaurants and $10.7 million available in its revolving credit facility, subject to certain conditions.
Credit and Guaranty Agreement
On October 4, 2019, in conjunction with the acquisition of Kona Grill, the Company entered into a credit and guaranty agreement with Goldman Sachs Bank USA (“Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement provides for a secured revolving credit facility of $12.0 million and a $48.0 million term loan. The term loan is payable in quarterly installments, with the final payment due in October 2024. The revolving credit facility also matures in October 2024.
On May 4, 2020, Goldman Sachs Bank USA (“GSB”), as administrative agent, collateral agent and lead arranger under the Credit Agreement, (1) consented to the CARES Act Loans described below and (2) agreed that the amount of the CARES Act Loans will not be counted toward the permitted amount of Consolidated Total Debt, as defined under the Credit Agreement, to the extent the amounts are retained as cash during the term of the CARES Act Loans in a segregated deposit account or used for purposes that are forgivable under the CARES Act, provided that the proceeds of the CARES Act Loans must be used only for “allowable uses” under the CARES Act (with at least 75% of the utilized proceeds to be used for purposes that result in the CARES Act Loans being eligible for forgiveness) or used for the repayment of the CARES Act Loans.
On May 8, 2020 and August 10, 2020, GSB and the Company and certain of its subsidiaries amended the Credit Agreement. A summary of the financial covenants under the Credit Agreement, as amended, is as follows:
The Credit Agreement has several borrowing and interest rate options, including the following: (a) a LIBOR rate (or a comparable successor rate) subject to a 1.75% floor; or (b) a base rate equal to the greatest of (i) the prime rate, (ii) the federal funds rate plus 0.50%, (iii) the LIBOR rate for a one-month period plus 1.00%, or (iv) 4.75%. Loans under the Credit Agreement bear interest at a rate per annum using the applicable indices plus a varying interest rate margin of between 5.75% and 6.75% (for LIBOR rate loans) and 4.75% and 5.75% (for base rate loans). The Company’s weighted average interest rate on the borrowings under the Credit Agreement as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 was 8.50% and 8.50%, respectively.
The Credit Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and conditions to borrowing including customary affirmative and negative covenants, which include covenants that limit or restrict the Company’s ability to incur indebtedness and other obligations, grant liens to secure obligations, make investments, merge or consolidate, alter the organizational structure of the Company and its subsidiaries, and dispose of assets outside the ordinary course of business, in each case subject to customary exceptions for credit facilities of this size and type.
The Company and certain operating subsidiaries of the Company guarantee the obligations under the Credit Agreement, which also are secured by liens on substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries.
The Company has incurred approximately $2.5 million of debt issuance costs related to the Credit Agreement, which were capitalized and are recorded as a direct deduction to the long-term debt, net of current portion, on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. As of June 30, 2021, the Company was in compliance with the covenants required by the Credit Agreement.
On August 6, 2021, the Company amended the Credit Agreement with GSB. Refer to Note 16 for further information.
Equipment Financing Agreements
On June 5, 2015 and August 16, 2016, the Company entered into financing agreements with Sterling National Bank for $1.0 million and $0.7 million, respectively, to purchase equipment for the STKs in Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, and Denver. Each of these financing agreements has five-year terms and bear interest at a rate of 5% per annum, payable in equal monthly installments.
CARES Act Loans
On May 4, 2020, two subsidiaries of the Company entered into promissory notes (“CARES Act Loans”) with BBVA USA under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Repayment of the CARES Act Loans is guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The ONE Group, LLC received a loan of $9.8 million related to the operations of STK restaurants, and Kona Grill Acquisition, LLC received a loan of $8.5 million related to the operation of Kona Grill restaurants. The CARES Act Loans are scheduled to mature on April 28, 2022 and have a 1.00% interest rate and are subject to the terms and conditions applicable to PPP loans.
The CARES Act Loans are eligible for forgiveness if the proceeds are used for qualified purposes within a specified period and if at least 60% is spent on payroll costs. The Company has used all of the proceeds from the CARES Act Loans for qualified purposes in accordance with the CARES Act and SBA regulations, and these funds have supported the re-opening of in person dining and the return of approximately 3,000 furloughed employees to work. The Company anticipates forgiveness of the entire amount of CARES Act Loans; however, no assurance can be provided that the Company will obtain forgiveness of the CARES Act Loans in whole or in part. Therefore, the Company has elected to classify the entire principal amount of the CARES Act Loans as debt.
The Company applied for forgiveness of the CARES Act Loans in February 2021. In June 2021, the Company was notified that the SBA had forgiven the CARES Act Loan for Kona Grill Acquisition, LLC in its entirety. As a result, the Company recognized an $8.6 million gain on CARES Act Loan forgiveness for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Subsequently, in July 2021, the Company was notified that the SBA had forgiven the CARES Act Loan for The ONE Group, LLC in its entirety.
The entire disclosure for information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef