|9 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
Debt as of December 31 and March 31, 2020 (Successor) consisted of the following (in thousands):
(1)The pre-Merger outstanding principal amount of Era’s 7.750% senior unsecured notes as of March 31, 2020 was $142.0 million net of unamortized discounts and debt issuance costs.
PK Air Debt — During the three and nine months ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), the Company made $5.4 million and $16.1 million, respectively, in principal payments on the PK Air debt.
Macquarie Debt — During the three and nine months ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), the Company made $2.4 million and $7.2 million, respectively, in principal payments on the Macquarie debt.
7.750% Senior Notes — On December 7, 2012, Era Group issued $200.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.750% senior unsecured notes due December 15, 2022 (the “7.750% Senior Notes”) and received net proceeds of $191.9 million. Interest on the 7.750% Senior Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on June 15th and December 15th of each year. The 7.750% Senior Notes may be redeemed at any time and from time to time at the applicable redemption prices set forth in the indenture governing the 7.750% Senior Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date. The indenture governing the 7.750% Senior Notes contains covenants that restrict the Company’s ability to, among other things, incur additional indebtedness, pay dividends or make other distributions or repurchase or redeem the Company’s capital stock, prepay, redeem or repurchase certain debt, make loans and investments, sell assets, incur liens, enter into transactions with affiliates, enter into agreements restricting its subsidiaries’ ability to pay dividends, and consolidate, merge or sell all or substantially all of our assets. In addition, upon a specified change of control trigger event or specified asset sale, the Company may be required to repurchase the 7.750% Senior Notes. The payment obligations under the 7.750% Senior Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by certain of the Company’s subsidiaries. In June 2020, in connection with and upon completion of the Merger, Era’s long-term debt less its current maturities were fair valued and a value of $136.8 million was assigned to the 7.750% Senior Notes.
During the three and nine months ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), the Company repurchased $12.1 million of the 7.750% Senior Notes at 97.5% for total cash of $12.2 million, including accrued interest of $0.4 million, and recognized a loss on debt extinguishment of $0.2 million. As of December 31, 2020 (Successor), the 7.750% Senior Notes had a carrying value of $126.6 million net of debt discount on the condensed consolidated balance sheet.
Lombard Debt — During the three and nine months ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), the Company made $3.3 million and $9.4 million, respectively, in principal payments on the Lombard debt.
Promissory Notes — In 2010, Era entered into two promissory notes to purchase a heavy and medium helicopter, respectively. In December 2015, upon maturity of the notes, the then outstanding balances of $19.0 million and $5.9 million were refinanced, with terms due in December 2020. During the three months ended December 31, 2020 (Successor) final payments of $12.7 million and $4.0 million, respectively, inclusive of interest, were made upon maturity of both promissory notes.
Term Loan Agreement — In connection with the closing of the Merger on June 11, 2020, the Company fully repaid the Term Loan by making $61.5 million in principal payments and $0.6 million in prepayment premiums.
ABL Facility — On April 17, 2018, two of Old Bristow’s subsidiaries entered into an asset-backed revolving credit facility (the “ABL Facility”). The ABL Facility matures in April 2023, subject to certain early maturity triggers related to maturity of other material debt or a change of control of the Company. Amounts borrowed under the ABL Facility are secured by certain accounts receivable owing to the borrower subsidiaries and the deposit accounts into which payments on such accounts receivable are deposited.
On August 18, 2020, the Company entered into a Deed of Amendment and Restatement, Accession, Transfer, Resignation and Confirmation Agreement (the “ABL Amendment”) relating to the ABL Facility (as amended by the ABL Amendment, the “Amended ABL”), by and among the Company, Old Bristow, Bristow Norway AS, Bristow Helicopters Limited and Bristow U.S. LLC, as borrowers and guarantors, the financial institutions from time to time party thereto as lenders and Barclays Bank PLC, in its capacity as agent and security trustee. The ABL Amendment amended the ABL Facility to, among other things, (i) make available to the borrowers an additional “last in, last out” tranche of revolving loan commitments available to the borrowers under the Amended ABL in an aggregate amount not to exceed $5.0 million, (ii) replace Old Bristow with the Company as the parent guarantor under the Amended ABL and (iii) permit the accession at a later date of certain domestic subsidiaries of the Company as borrowers under the Amended ABL and the addition of certain of their receivables to the borrowing base and the collateral for the Amended ABL. The interest rates applicable to loans made under the “last in, last out” tranche of revolving commitments under the Amended ABL are equal to either: (a) the ABR (as defined in the Amended ABL) plus 2.50% per annum or (b) LIBOR or NIBOR (each as defined in the Amended ABL) plus 3.50% per annum. Swingline loans made under the “last in, last out” tranche of revolving commitments under the Amended ABL bear interest at the ABR (as defined in the Amended ABL) plus 2.50% per annum. As a result of the ABL Amendment, the Amended ABL provides for commitments in an aggregate amount of $80.0 million. The Company retains the ability under the Amended ABL to increase the total commitments up to a maximum aggregate amount of $115.0 million, subject to the terms and conditions therein.
As of December 31, 2020 (Successor), there were no outstanding borrowings under the Amended ABL nor had the Company made any draws during the three months ended December 31, 2020 (Successor). Letters of credit issued under the Amended ABL in the aggregate face amount of $14.2 million were outstanding on December 31, 2020 (Successor).
LIBOR Transition — In 2020, a number of regulators in conjunction with the FASB and the U.S. Federal Reserve announced their intention to suspend and replace the use of LIBOR by the beginning of calendar year 2022. The effects of this transition from LIBOR to an alternative reference rate may impact the Company’s current indebtedness that is tied to LIBOR, in addition to the potential overall financial market disruption as a result of this phase-out. The Company is currently evaluating the potential effects of this announcement on its underlying debt, but it does not expect the impact to be material.
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