|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2023
|Long-Term Debt, Unclassified [Abstract]|
Debt consisted of the following items as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 (in thousands):
On October 14, 2021, the Company entered into the Existing Credit Facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and various lender parties. The Existing Credit Facility provided for an aggregate maximum principal amount of up to $1.5 billion. The Existing Credit Facility also provides for a $175.0 million sublimit of the aggregate commitments that is available for the issuance of letters of credit.
The borrowing base is redetermined semiannually on or around May 1 and November 1 of each year. On October 27, 2023, the Company completed its semi-annual borrowing base redetermination as discussed in Note 16.
On May 2, 2022, the Company completed its semi-annual borrowing base redetermination and entered into the Amendment to Borrowing Base Redetermination Agreement and First Amendment to our Credit Agreement, which amended the Existing Credit Facility. The amendment, among other things, (a) increased the borrowing base under the Credit Facility from $850 million to $1.0 billion with the elected commitments remaining at $700 million, (b) amended certain covenants related to hedging to ease certain requirements and limitations, (c) amended the covenants governing restricted payments to (i) increase the Net Leverage Ratio allowing unlimited restricted payments from 1.00 to 1.00 to 1.25 to 1.00 and (ii) permit additional restricted payments to redeem preferred equity until December 31, 2022 provided certain leverage, no event of default or borrowing base deficiency and availability tests were met, and (d) provided for the transition from a LIBOR to a SOFR benchmark, with a 10 basis point credit spread adjustment for all tenors.
On October 31, 2022, the Company completed its semi-annual borrowing base redetermination and entered into the Borrowing Base Reaffirmation Agreement and Second Amendment to our Credit Agreement, which amended the Existing Credit Facility. The amendment, among other things, reaffirmed the borrowing base under the Credit Facility at $1.0 billion and the elected commitments at $700 million.
On May 1, 2023, the Company entered into that certain Joinder, Commitment Increase and Borrowing Base Redetermination Agreement, and Third Amendment to Credit Agreement (the “Third Amendment”) which amended the Company’s Existing Credit Facility (as amended, the “Credit Facility”). The Third Amendment, among other things, (a) increased the aggregate elected commitment amounts under the Credit Facility from $700 million to $900 million, (b) increased the borrowing base under the Credit Facility from $1 billion to $1.1 billion, (c) increased the excess cash threshold under the Credit Facility from $45 million to $75 million, and (d) extended the maturity date under the Credit Facility from October 14, 2025 to the earlier of (i) May 1, 2027 and (ii) the 91st day prior to the maturity date of the 2026 Senior Notes or any other permitted senior notes or any permitted refinancing debt under the Credit Facility having an aggregate outstanding principal amount equal to or exceeding $100 million; provided that such notes have not been refinanced, redeemed or repaid in full on or prior to such 91st day.
The Credit Facility bears interest at a rate equal to, at the Company’s election, either (a) SOFR benchmark plus an applicable margin that varies from 2.75% to 3.75% per annum or (b) a base rate plus an applicable margin that varies from 1.75% to 2.75% per annum, based on borrowing base utilization. The Company is required to pay a commitment fee of 0.50% per annum on the average daily unused portion of the current aggregate commitments under the Credit Facility. The Company is also required to pay customary letter of credit and fronting fees.
The Credit Facility requires the Company to maintain as of the last day of each fiscal quarter (i) a net funded leverage ratio of less than or equal to 3.25 to 1.00, and (ii) a current ratio of greater than or equal to 1.00 to 1.00.
The obligations under the Credit Facility, certain swap obligations and certain cash management obligations, are guaranteed by the Company and the wholly-owned domestic material subsidiaries of the Borrower (collectively, the “Guarantors” and, together with the Borrower, the “Loan Parties”) and secured by substantially all of the Loan Parties’ assets (subject to customary exceptions).
The Credit Facility also contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including, among other things, as to compliance with laws (including environmental laws and anti-corruption laws), delivery of quarterly and annual financial statements and borrowing base certificates, conduct of business, maintenance of property, maintenance of insurance, entry into certain derivatives contracts, restrictions on the incurrence of liens, indebtedness, asset dispositions, restricted payments, and other customary covenants. These covenants are subject to a number of limitations and exceptions.
As of September 30, 2023, the Company had $95.0 million outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility, $66.9 million in letters of credit outstanding and was in compliance with all covenants under the credit agreement.
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, the Credit Facility bore interest at a weighted average rate of 8.28%, 8.05%, 5.41% and 4.42%, respectively.
2026 Senior Notes
On the Emergence Date, pursuant to the terms of the Plan, the Company issued $550 million aggregate principal amount of its 8.0% senior notes due 2026. The notes are guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by each of the Company's subsidiaries that guarantee the Credit Facility. Interest on the 2026 Senior Notes is payable semi-annually, on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The 2026 Senior Notes were issued under the Indentures, dated as of May 17, 2021, by and among the Issuer, UMB Bank, National Association, as trustee, and the Guarantors and mature on May 17, 2026.
The covenants of the 1145 Indenture (other than the payment covenant) require that the Company comply with the covenants of the 4(a)(2) Indenture, as amended. The 4(a)(2) Indenture contains covenants limiting the Issuer’s and its restricted subsidiaries’ ability to (i) incur additional debt, (ii) pay dividends or distributions in respect of certain equity interests or redeem, repurchase or retire certain equity interests or subordinated indebtedness, (iii) make certain investments, (iv) create restrictions on distributions from restricted subsidiaries, (v) engage in specified sales of assets, (vi) enter into certain transactions among affiliates, (vii) engage in certain lines of business, (viii) engage in consolidations, mergers and acquisitions, (ix) create unrestricted subsidiaries and (x) incur or create liens. These covenants contain important exceptions, limitations and qualifications. At any time that the 2026 Senior Notes are rated investment grade, certain covenants will be terminated and cease to apply.
Capitalization of Interest
The Company capitalized $1.1 million and $3.0 million in interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, respectively. The Company did not capitalize interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022.
Fair Value of Debt
At September 30, 2023, the carrying value of the outstanding debt represented by the 2026 Senior Notes was $549.3 million. Based on the quoted market prices (Level 1), the fair value of the 2026 Senior Notes was determined to be $550.6 million at September 30, 2023.
The entire disclosure for long-term debt.
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