|3 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
Long-term debt at December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021 consisted of the following:
The Company has a domestic credit facility with a syndicate of financial institutions that includes a $750,000 senior secured revolving credit facility, which matures in March 2025. A portion of the revolving credit facility (not to exceed $350,000) can be drawn in foreign currencies. Borrowings under the revolving credit facility bear interest at LIBOR plus a factor ranging from 0.75% to 2.00% (1.00% at December 31, 2021) based on the Company's secured leverage ratio. The secured leverage ratio is defined as net secured indebtedness divided by EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization) as defined within the domestic credit facility agreement. The Company is required to pay an annual commitment fee ranging from 0.15% to 0.30% (based on the Company's leverage ratio) of the unused portion of the revolving credit facility. The Company incurred debt issuance costs in connection with the domestic credit facility. Unamortized costs were $2,004 and $2,182 at December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, respectively.
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 U.S. dollar denominated borrowings on the revolving credit facility at December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021 were $405,000 and $349,780, respectively. The weighted-average interest rate on the outstanding borrowings for the domestic credit facility (including the effects of interest rate swaps and Euro denominated borrowings) at December 31, 2021 and 2020 was 1.86% and 2.07%, respectively.
Note 7. Debt (continued)
The Company has $300,000 of 5.25% senior unsecured notes due December 1, 2025 (the "2025 Senior Notes"). The 2025 Senior Notes bear interest at a rate of 5.25% per annum with interest payable semi-annually in arrears on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The Company's obligations under the 2025 Senior Notes are guaranteed by certain of the Company's direct and indirect wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries. The Company is subject to certain covenants and other restrictions in connection with the 2025 Senior Notes. The Company incurred direct financing fees and costs in connection with the 2025 Senior Notes. Unamortized costs were $2,069 and $2,204 at December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, respectively.
The Company has a $115,000 accounts receivable securitization facility (the "Securitization Facility") with certain financial institutions which matures in March 2022 and the Company intends to extend this facility. Under the Securitization Facility, the Company and certain of its domestic subsidiaries sell, on a continuous basis without recourse, their trade receivables to Matthews Receivables Funding Corporation, LLC (“Matthews RFC”), a wholly-owned bankruptcy-remote subsidiary of the Company. Matthews RFC in turn assigns a collateral interest in these receivables to certain financial institutions, and then may borrow funds under the Securitization Facility. The Securitization Facility does not qualify for sale treatment. Accordingly, the trade receivables and related debt obligations remain on the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheet. Borrowings under the Securitization Facility bear interest at LIBOR plus 0.75%. The Company is required to pay an annual commitment fee ranging from 0.25% to 0.35% of the unused portion of the Securitization Facility. Outstanding borrowings under the Securitization Facility at December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021 were $104,690 and $95,990, respectively. At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the interest rate on borrowings under this facility was 0.85% and 0.89%, 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 loss net of unrealized gains of $102 ($77 after tax) at December 31, 2021 and an unrealized loss net of unrealized gains of $2,062 ($1,558 after tax) at September 30, 2021, that is included in shareholders' equity as part of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) ("AOCI"). Assuming market rates remain constant with the rates at December 31, 2021, a loss (net of tax) of approximately $663 included in AOCI is expected to be recognized in earnings over the next twelve months.
At December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, the interest rate swap contracts were reflected on a gross-basis in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as follows:
Note 7. Debt (continued)
The 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, which is guaranteed by Matthews. The maximum amount of borrowing available under this facility is €25.0 million ($28,361), which includes €8.0 million ($9,075) for bank guarantees. In the first quarter of fiscal 2022, the Company extended this facility to a current maturity of December 2022 and the Company intends to continue to extend this facility. There were no outstanding borrowings under the credit facility at December 31, 2021. Outstanding borrowings under the credit facility totaled €0.7 million ($817) at September 30, 2021. The weighted-average interest rate on outstanding borrowings under this facility was 2.25% at December 31, 2020.
Other borrowings totaled $20,296 and $10,150 at December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, respectively. The weighted-average interest rate on all other borrowings was 1.88% and 2.11% at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
The Company has a U.S. Dollar/Euro cross currency swap with a notional amount of $94,464 as of December 31, 2021, which has been designated as a net investment hedge of foreign operations. The swap contract matures in September 2028. The Company assesses hedge effectiveness for this contract based on changes in fair value attributable to changes in spot prices. A gain of $2,079 (net of income taxes of $675) and a gain of $29 (net of income taxes of $10), which represented effective hedges of net investments, were reported as a component of AOCI within currency translation adjustment at December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, respectively. Income of $365, which represented the recognized portion of the fair value excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness, was included in current period earnings as a component of interest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2021. At December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, the swap, which is included in other assets in the Consolidated Balance Sheets, totaled $2,754 and $39, respectively.
As of December 31, 2021 and September 30, 2021, the fair value of the Company's long-term debt, including current maturities, which is classified as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy, approximated the carrying value included in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company was in compliance with all of its debt covenants as of December 31, 2021.
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.
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