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Short-Term Bank Debt and Long-Term Debt

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Short-Term Bank Debt and Long-Term Debt
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Short-Term Bank Debt and Long-Term Debt

NOTE 11 - SHORT-TERM BANK DEBT AND LONG-TERM DEBT

 

    December 31, 2020     March 31, 2021  
          (Unaudited)  
Short-term bank debt bearing interest at 16% per annum   $ 280     $ 409  
Current maturities of long-term debt   $ 5,299     $ 5,249  
Long term debt - less current maturities   $ 23,179     $ 20,956  

  

Long-term debt

 

In connection with the Transactions, PowerFleet Israel incurred $30,000 in term loan borrowings on the closing date of the Transactions (the “Closing Date”) under the Credit Agreement, pursuant to which Hapoalim agreed to provide PowerFleet Israel with two senior secured term loan facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $30,000 (comprised of two facilities in the aggregate principal amount of $20,000 and $10,000, respectively (the “Term A Facility” and “Term B Facility”, respectively, and collectively, the “Term Facilities”)) and a five-year revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Facility”) to Pointer in an aggregate principal amount of $10,000 (collectively, the “Credit Facilities”). On the first anniversary of the Closing Date, the Company was required to deposit in a separate restricted deposit account the Israeli shekel (“NIS”) equivalent of $3,000. As of March 31, 2021, no amounts were outstanding under the Revolving Facility.

 

The Credit Facilities will mature on the date that is five years from the Closing Date. The indicative interest rate provided for the Term Facilities in the Credit Agreement is approximately 4.73% for the Term A Facility and 5.89% for the Term B Facility. The interest rate for the Revolving Facility is, with respect to NIS-denominated loans, Hapoalim’s prime rate + 2.5%, and with respect to US dollar-denominated loans, LIBOR + 4.6%. In addition, the Company pays a 1% commitment fee on the unutilized and uncancelled availability under the Revolving Facility. The Credit Facilities are secured by the shares held by PowerFleet Israel in Pointer and by Pointer over all of its assets. The Credit Agreement includes customary representations, warranties, affirmative covenants, negative covenants (including the following financial covenants, tested quarterly: Pointer’s net debt to EBITDA; Pointer’s net debt to working capital; minimum equity of PowerFleet Israel; PowerFleet Israel equity to total assets; PowerFleet Israel net debt to EBITDA; and Pointer EBITDA to current payments and events of default. The Company is in compliance with the covenants as of March 31, 2021.

 

The Company has been in discussions with Hapoalim regarding an amendment to the Credit Agreement with respect to a reduction in the interest rates from approximately 4.73% for the Term A Facility and 5.89% for the Term B Facility to 3.65% for the Term A Facility and 4.5% for the Term B Facility as well as the elimination of the requirement to deposit in a separate restricted deposit account the Israeli shekel (“NIS”) equivalent of $3,000. Although subject to the execution of a definitive amendment to the Credit Agreement, the Company and Hapoalim have an agreement in principle with respect to these two provisions. In the interim, Hapoalim has agreed to not require the $3,000 escrow deposit and has agreed to reduce the interest rates to 3.65% for the Term A Facility and 4.5% for the Term B Facility effective November 2020.

 

In connection with the Credit Facilities, the Company incurred debt issuance costs of $742. For the three-month periods ended March 30, 2020 and 2021, amortization of the debt issuance costs was $19 and $83. The Company recorded charges of $360 and $277 to interest expense on its consolidated statements of operations for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2020 and 2021, related to interest expense and amortization of debt issuance costs associated with the Credit Facilities.

 

Scheduled maturities of the Term A Facility and the Term B Facility as of March 31, 2021 are as follows:

 

Year ending December 31:      
       
2022   $ 5,249  
2023     5,589  
2024     15,367  
      26,205  
 Less: Current Portion     5,249  
 Total   $ 20,956  

 

The Term B Facility is not subject to amortization over the life of the loan and instead the original principal amount is due in one installment on the fifth anniversary of the date of the consummation of the Transactions.