|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2011
Debt consists of the following:
In May 2011, the Company exercised its option to redeem its $175,000 7.25% Senior Notes due April 1, 2014 ($175,000 Notes). The Company redeemed the $175,000 Notes at 103.625% and wrote off unamortized debt issuance costs, resulting in a pre-tax expense of $8,488.
In May 2011, pursuant to a shelf registration statement, the Company issued non-callable $250,000 5.75% Senior Notes due June 1, 2017 ($250,000 Notes) at a discount to yield 6%. At September 30, 2011, the unamortized debt discount was $2,944. The indenture governing the $250,000 Notes contains non-financial and financial covenants. Interest is paid semi-annually in June and December. In connection with the issuance, the Company entered into an interest rate swap as discussed below. Gains and losses due to changes in the fair value of the interest rate swap completely offset changes in the fair value of the hedged portion of the underlying debt and are recorded as an adjustment to the $250,000 Notes. At September 30, 2011, the fair value of the interest rate swap increased the principal amount of the notes by $10,489.
Revolving Credit Agreement
In January 2011, the Company replaced its $300,000 revolving credit agreement with a new $350,000 revolving credit facility, or the revolver. The revolver is unsecured and has a five-year maturity with non-financial and financial covenants, including requirements of minimum fixed charge coverage ratios, maximum debt to EBITDA ratios and minimum net worth. Borrowings under the revolver bear interest based upon LIBOR rates, the Federal funds rate, or the prime rate. There is a commitment fee on the unused portion of the agreement that ranges from 0.25% to 0.50% depending on the total debt to EBITDA ratio, as defined. As of September 30, 2011, the Company had no borrowings outstanding under the agreement, leaving availability of $350,000.
The Company has outstanding letters of credit of $36,708 as of September 30, 2011, which are not part of the revolver. The letters of credit bore interest at an average of 1.66% on September 30, 2011.
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