|6 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2017
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
The Company has a domestic credit facility with a syndicate of financial institutions that was amended in April 2016 and includes a $900,000 senior secured revolving credit facility and a $250,000 senior secured amortizing term loan. The term loan requires scheduled principal payments of 5.0% of the outstanding principal in year one, 7.5% in year two, and 10.0% in years three through five, payable in quarterly installments. The balance of the revolving credit facility and the term loan are due on the maturity date of April 26, 2021. Borrowings under both the revolving credit facility and the term loan bear interest at LIBOR plus a factor ranging from 0.75% to 2.00% (1.75% at March 31, 2017) based on the Company's leverage ratio. The leverage ratio is defined as net indebtedness divided by adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization). The Company is required to pay an annual commitment fee ranging from 0.15% to 0.25% (based on the Company's leverage ratio) of the unused portion of the revolving credit facility.
The domestic credit facility requires the Company to maintain certain leverage and interest coverage ratios. A portion of the facility (not to exceed $35,000) is available for the issuance of trade and standby letters of credit. Outstanding borrowings on the revolving credit facility at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016 were $645,000 and $608,000, respectively. Outstanding borrowings on the term loan at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016 were $240,245 and $246,449, respectively. The weighted-average interest rate on outstanding borrowings for the domestic credit facility at March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016 was 2.70% and 2.52%, respectively.
The following table presents information related to interest rate contracts entered into by the Company and designated as cash flow hedges:
The Company enters into interest rate swaps in order to achieve a mix of fixed and variable rate debt that it deems appropriate. The interest rate swaps have been designated as cash flow hedges of future variable interest payments, which are considered probable of occurring. Based on the Company's assessment, all of the critical terms of each of the hedges matched the underlying terms of the hedged debt and related forecasted interest payments, and as such, these hedges were considered highly effective.
The fair value of the interest rate swaps reflected an unrealized gain, net of unrealized losses, of $4,438 ($2,707 after tax) at March 31, 2017 and an unrealized loss, net of unrealized gains, of $5,834 ($3,559 after tax) at September 30, 2016. The net unrealized gain/loss is included in shareholders' equity as part of accumulated other comprehensive income ("AOCI"). Assuming market rates remain constant with the rates at March 31, 2017, a gain (net of tax) of approximately $635 included in AOCI is expected to be recognized in earnings over the next twelve months.
Note 5. Debt (continued)
At March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, the interest rate swap contracts were reflected in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as follows:
The gains (losses) recognized on derivatives were as follows:
The Company recognized the following gains (losses) in AOCI:
The Company, through certain of its European subsidiaries, has a credit facility with a European bank. The maximum amount of borrowing available under this facility is €35.0 million ($37,386). Outstanding borrowings under the credit facility totaled €26.3 million ($28,063) at March 31, 2017. There were no outstanding borrowings under the credit facility at September 30, 2016. The weighted-average interest rate on outstanding borrowings under this facility at March 31, 2017 and 2016 was 1.75% .
The Company, through its German subsidiary, Saueressig GmbH & Co. KG ("Saueressig"), has several loans with various European banks. Outstanding borrowings under these loans totaled €36,300 ($39) and €255,200 ($286) at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively. The weighted-average interest rate on outstanding borrowings of Saueressig at March 31, 2017 and 2016 was 4.50% and 4.16%, respectively.
Note 5. Debt (continued)
The Company, through its German subsidiary, Wetzel GmbH ("Wetzel"), has several loans with various European banks. Outstanding borrowings under these loans totaled €584,100 ($624) and €830,220 ($931) at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively. The weighted-average interest rate on outstanding borrowings of Wetzel at March 31, 2017 and 2016 was 6.01% and 6.11%, respectively.
In November 2016, the Company’s German subsidiary, Matthews Europe GmbH & Co. KG, issued €15.0 million ($16,022 at March 31, 2017) of senior unsecured notes with European banks. The notes are guaranteed by Matthews International Corporation and mature in November 2019. A portion of the notes (€5.0 million) have a fixed interest rate of 1.4%, and the remainder bear interest at Euro LIBOR plus 1.4%. The weighted-average interest rate on the notes at March 31, 2017 was 1.40%.
The Company, through its Italian subsidiary, Matthews International S.p.A., has several loans with various Italian banks. Outstanding borrowings on these loans totaled €2.4 million ($2,528) and €3.2 million ($3,538) at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively. Matthews International S.p.A. also has multiple lines of credit totaling €11.3 million ($12,102) with the same Italian banks. Outstanding borrowings on these lines were €6.1 million ($6,469) and €5.2 million ($5,801) at March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively. The weighted-average interest rate on outstanding Matthews International S.p.A. borrowings at March 31, 2017 and 2016 was 2.31% and 3.47%, respectively.
In September 2014, a demand was filed by a customer seeking to draw upon a letter of credit issued by the Company of £8,570,000 ($10,701 at March 31, 2017) with respect to a performance guarantee on a project in Saudi Arabia. Management assessed the customer's demand to be without merit and initiated an action with the court in the United Kingdom (the "Court"). Pursuant to this action, an order was issued by the Court in January 2015 requiring that, upon receipt by the customer, the funds were to be remitted by the customer to the Court pending resolution of the dispute between the parties. As a result, the Company made payment on the draw to the financial institution for the letter of credit and the funds were ultimately received by the customer. The customer did not remit the funds to the Court as ordered. On June 14, 2016, the Court ruled completely in favor of Matthews following a trial on the merits. However, as the customer has neither yet remitted the funds nor complied with the final, un-appealed orders of the Court, it is possible the resolution of this matter could have an unfavorable financial impact on Matthews’ results of operations. As of March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, the Company has presented the funded letter of credit within other current assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
As of March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, the fair value of the Company's long-term debt, including current maturities, approximated the carrying value included in the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
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://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef