SHORT-TERM BANK DEBT AND LONG-TERM DEBT
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
|SHORT-TERM BANK DEBT AND LONG-TERM DEBT||
NOTE 11 - SHORT-TERM BANK DEBT AND LONG-TERM DEBT
SCHEDULE OF 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 September 30, 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 was 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 agreed to pay 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 September 30, 2021.
On August 23, 2021, PowerFleet Israel and Pointer (the “Borrowers”) entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”), effective as of August 1, 2021, to the Credit Agreement with Hapoalim. The Amendment memorializes the agreements between the Borrowers and Hapoalim regarding a reduction in the interest rates of the two Term Facilities. Pursuant to the Amendment, commencing as of November 12, 2020, the interest rate with respect to the Term A Facility was reduced to a fixed rate of 3.65% per annum and the interest rate with respect to the Term B Facility was reduced to a fixed rate of 4.5% per annum. The Amendment also provides, among other things, for (i) a reduction in the credit allocation fee on undrawn and uncancelled amounts of the Revolving Facility from 1% to 0.5% per annum, (ii) removal of the requirement that PowerFleet Israel maintain $3,000 on deposit in a separate reserve fund, and (iii) modifications to certain of the affirmative and negative covenants, including a financial covenant regarding the ratio of the Borrowers’ debt levels to Pointer’s EBITDA.
In connection with the Credit Facilities, the Company incurred debt issuance costs of $742. For the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021, amortization of the debt issuance costs was $68 and $223, respectively. The Company recorded charges of $371 and $1,114 for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020, respectively, and $268 and $821 for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021, respectively, to interest expense on its consolidated statements of operations related to interest expense and amortization of debt issuance costs associated with the Credit Facilities.
Scheduled maturities of the long term debt as of September 30, 2021 are as follows:
SCHEDULE OF MATURITIES OF LONG TERM DEBT
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.
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