Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Debt [Abstract]  

11. Debt

Debt consists of the following at December 31:


     2011     2010  

Senior notes, at par

   $ 250,000     $ 175,000   

Unamortized discount on Senior notes

     (2,814 )     —     

Interest rate swap fair value

     11,431       —     







Senior notes, net

     258,617       175,000   

Revolving credit agreement

     —          60,000   

Mortgage notes payable

     86,948       89,500   

Capital leases and other

     6,013       6,141   







Total debt

     351,578       330,641   

Less current portion

     (3,234     (2,817







Long-term debt

   $ 348,344     $ 327,824   







Senior Notes

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 pre-tax debt extinguishment costs 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 December 31, 2011, the unamortized debt discount was $2,814. 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 December 31, 2011, the fair value of the interest rate swap increased the fair value of the notes by $11,431.

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 December 31, 2011, the Company had no borrowings outstanding under the agreement, leaving availability of $350,000.

The Company has outstanding letters of credit of $36,031 as of December 31, 2011, which are not part of the revolver. The letters of credit bore interest at 1.66%.

Mortgage Notes Payable

In December 2010, the Company refinanced a $95,000 construction loan with an $80,000 10 year mortgage note payable. The balance of the mortgage note payable was $77,847 at December 31, 2011. The mortgage note is non-recourse to the Company, bears a 5.14% interest rate and has a financial covenant requiring a minimum debt service coverage ratio. The collateralized property had a net book value of $165,106 at December 31, 2011.

The Company also has a mortgage note of $9,100 collateralized by another building and parking garage. The collateralized properties had a net book value of $23,898 at December 31, 2011. The mortgage is due August 31, 2014 and bears interest at the LIBOR rate plus 3% or the bank's certificate of deposit rate plus 2%. The mortgage includes a financial covenant requiring a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio. The weighted average interest rate of outstanding borrowings was 3.12% at December 31, 2011.

Aggregate maturities for the Company's debt are as follows:



   $  3,212   















   $ 342,961   




The fair value of outstanding debt was approximately $351,578 and $336,766 at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.