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Credit Facility, Bank Loans and Lines of Credit

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Credit Facility, Bank Loans and Lines of Credit
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Credit Facility, Bank Loans and Lines of Credit Credit Facility, Bank Loans, and Lines of Credit
Credit Facility
The Company’s debt balance consists of the following (in thousands):
September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
Term Loan A $ —  $ 178,125 
Revolver Loan 180,000  60,000 
Real Estate Loans 7,447  7,580 
Construction Loan 77  — 
Total debt 187,524  245,705 
Less: Current portion of debt (207) (10,889)
Less: Unamortized financing costs (4,504) (4,605)
Long-term debt $ 182,813  $ 230,211 
The estimated fair value of our long-term debt was determined using Level 2 inputs primarily related to comparable market prices. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the carrying value was not materially different from fair value, as the interest rates on the Company’s debt approximated rates currently available to the Company.
The following are the future commitments of the Company’s debt for the years ending December 31 (in thousands):
Amount
2021 (excluding the nine months ended September 30, 2021) $ 55 
2022 285 
2023 215 
2024 222 
2025 and thereafter 186,747 
Total $ 187,524 
Credit Agreement
In September 2019, the Company entered into a secured credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement,” and the credit facility thereunder, the “Credit Facility”) with Truist Bank (f.k.a. SunTrust Bank), in its capacity as administrative agent for the lenders, as a lender, an issuer of letters of credit and as swingline lender, and Preferred Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., MUFG Union Bank, N.A., Royal Bank of Canada, Fifth Third Bank and City National Bank, as lenders. The Credit Agreement provided a five-year revolving credit facility to the Company of $100.0 million, which includes a letter of credit subfacility of up to $25.0 million. The Credit Agreement also provided a term loan of $190.0 million. Amounts borrowed under the Credit Agreement bore interest at an annual rate equal to either, at the Company’s option, (a) the rate for Eurocurrency deposits for the corresponding deposits of U.S. dollars appearing on Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page (“LIBOR”), adjusted for any reserve requirement in effect, plus a spread of between 2.00% and 3.00%, as determined on a quarterly basis based on the Company’s leverage ratio, or (b) a base rate, plus a spread between 1.00% and 2.00%, as determined on a quarterly basis based on the Company’s leverage ratio. In connection with the closing of the Credit Agreement, the Company, its subsidiary, NMM, and the agent entered into a Guaranty and Security Agreement (the “Guaranty and Security Agreement”), pursuant to which, among other things, NMM guaranteed the obligations of the Company under the Credit Agreement and, together with the Company, granted the lenders a security interest in all of its assets, including, without limitation, all stock and other equity issued by their subsidiaries (including NMM) and all rights with respect to the AP-AMH Loan.
On June 16, 2021, the Company entered into an amended and restated credit agreement (the “Amended Credit Agreement” and the credit facility thereunder, the “Amended Credit Facility”) with Truist Bank, in its capacities as administrative agent for the lenders (in such capacity, the “Agent”), issuing bank, swingline lender and a lender, Truist Securities, Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., MUFG Union Bank, N.A., Preferred Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, and Fifth Third Bank, National Association, in their capacities as joint lead arrangers and/or lenders (the “Lenders”), and Bank of the West, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, New York Branch, Wells Fargo, National Association, and City National Bank in their capacities as Lenders, to, among other things, amend and restate that certain credit agreement, dated September 11, 2019, by and among the Company, certain Lenders and the Agent, in its entirety.

The Amended Credit Agreement provides for a five-year revolving credit facility (“Revolver Loan”) to the Company of $400.0 million, which includes a letter of credit sub-facility of up to $25.0 million and a swingline loan sub-facility of $25.0 million. The revolving credit facility will be used to, among other things, refinance certain existing indebtedness of the Company and certain subsidiaries, finance certain future acquisitions and investments, and provide for working capital needs and other general corporate purposes. Under the Amended Credit Agreement, the terms and conditions of the Guaranty and Security Agreement remain in effect.

Amounts borrowed under the Amended Credit Agreement will bear interest at an annual rate equal to either, at the Company’s option, (a) the rate for Eurocurrency deposits for the corresponding deposits of U.S. dollars appearing on LIBOR, adjusted for any reserve requirement in effect, plus a spread of from 1.25% to 2.5%, as determined on a quarterly basis based on the Company’s leverage ratio, or (b) a base rate, plus a spread of 0.25% to 1.5%, as determined on a quarterly basis based on the Company’s leverage ratio. As of September 30, 2021, the interest rate on Amended Credit Facility was 1.65%.
The Company is required to pay an annual agent fee of $50,000 and an annual facility fee of 0.175% to 0.35% on the available commitments under the Amended Credit Agreement, regardless of usage, with the applicable fee determined on a quarterly basis based on the Company’s leverage ratio. The Company will pay fees for standby letters of credit at an annual rate equal to 1.25% to 2.5%, as determined on a quarterly basis based on the Company’s leverage ratio, plus facing fees and standard fees payable to the issuing bank on the respective letter of credit. The Company is also required to pay customary fees between the Company and Truist Bank, the lead arranger of the Amended Credit Agreement.
The Amended Credit Agreement requires the Company to comply with two key financial ratios, each calculated on a consolidated basis. The Company must maintain a maximum consolidated leverage ratio of not greater than 3.75 to 1.00 as of the last day of each fiscal quarter. The Company must maintain a minimum consolidated interest coverage ratio of not less than 3.25 to 1.00 as of the last day of each fiscal quarter.

Deferred Financing Costs

In September 2019, the Company recorded deferred financing costs of $6.5 million related to its entry into the Credit Facility. In June 2021, the Company recorded additional deferred financing costs of $0.7 million related to its entry into the Amended Credit Facility. Deferred financing costs are recorded as a direct reduction of the carrying amount of the related debt liability using straight-line amortization. The remaining unamortized deferred financing costs related to the Credit Facility and the new
costs related to the Amended Credit Facility are amortized over the life of the Amended Credit Facility. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the unamortized deferred financing cost was $4.5 million and $4.6 million, respectively.
Real Estate Loans

On December 31, 2020, using cash comprised solely of Excluded Assets, APC purchased a 100% interest in MPP, AMG Properties, and ZLL. As a result of this purchase, APC assumed the existing loans held by MPP, AMG Properties, and ZLL.
MPP

On July 3, 2020, MPP entered into a loan agreement with East West Bank with a maturity date of August 5, 2030. As of December 31, 2020, the principal on the loan was $6.4 million with a variable interest rate of 0.50% less than the independent index, which is the daily Wall Street Journal “Prime Rate.” If the index is not available, East West Bank may designate a substitute index after notifying MPP. Monthly payments on the principal and any accrued interest rate not yet paid began in September 2020. As of September 30, 2021, the balance outstanding was $6.1 million. MPP must maintain a Debt Coverage Ratio (defined as net operating income divided by current portion of long-term debt, plus interest expense) of not less than 1.25 to 1.
AMG Properties

On August 5, 2020, AMG Properties entered into a loan agreement with East West Bank with a maturity date of August 5, 2030. As of December 31, 2020, the principal on the loan was $0.7 million with a variable interest rate of 0.30% less than the independent index, which is the daily Wall Street Journal “Prime Rate.” If the index is not available, East West Bank may designate a substitute index after notifying AMG Properties. Monthly payments on the principal and any accrued interest rate not yet paid began in September 2020. As of September 30, 2021, the balance outstanding was $0.7 million. AMG Properties must maintain a Debt Coverage Ratio (defined as net operating income divided by current portion of long-term debt, plus interest expense) of not less than 1.25 to 1.

ZLL

On July 27, 2020, ZLL entered into a loan agreement with East West Bank with a maturity date of August 5, 2030. As of December 31, 2020, the principal on the loan was $0.7 million with a variable interest rate of 0.50% less than the independent index, which is the daily Wall Street Journal “Prime Rate.” If the index is not available, East West Bank may designate a substitute index after notifying ZLL. Monthly payments on the principal and any accrued interest rate not yet paid began in September 2020. As of September 30, 2021, the balance outstanding was $0.6 million. ZLL must maintain a Debt Coverage Ratio (defined as net operating income divided by current portion of long-term debt, plus interest expense) of not less than 1.25 to 1.

Construction Loan

In April 2021, Tag 8 entered into a construction loan agreement with MUFG Union Bank N.A. (“Construction Loan”). Tag 8 is a VIE consolidated by the Company.

The Construction Loan allows Tag 8 to borrow up to $10.7 million with a maturity date of December 1, 2022 (“Construction Loan Term”). Interest rate is equal to an index rate determined by the bank. Monthly interest payments began on May 1, 2021, or can become part of the principal and bear interest. If construction is completed and, there are no events of default or substantial deterioration in the financial condition of Tag 8 or APC, guarantor on the loan agreement, at the maturity date of the Construction Loan Term, the loan shall convert to an amortizing loan with an extended maturity date of December 1, 2032 (“Permanent Loan Term”). Upon conversion to the Permanent Loan Term, monthly principal and interest payments shall be made beginning January 1, 2023. From January 1, 2023 until December 1, 2023, the interest rate will be 2.0% per annum in excess of the LIBOR rate. As of September 30, 2021, the balance outstanding was $0.1 million. Once the loan converts to the Permanent Loan Term, APC, as Tag 8’s guarantor, must maintain a Cash Flow Coverage Ratio (defined as consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (“EBITDA”) minus unfinanced capital expenditures and distributions paid divided by the sum of current portion of long-term debt, plus interest expense) of not less than 1.25 to 1.

Effective Interest Rate
 
The Company’s average effective interest rate on its total debt during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, was 2.15% and 3.79%, respectively. Interest expense in the consolidated statements of operations included amortization of deferred
debt issuance costs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, of $0.2 million and $0.3 million, respectively, and $0.9 million and $1.0 million, respectively.

Lines of Credit – Related Party

APC Business Loan
On September 10, 2019, the APC Business Loan Agreement with Preferred Bank (the “APC Business Loan Agreement”) was amended to decrease loan availability to $4.1 million. This decrease further limited the purpose of the indebtedness under APC Business Loan Agreement to the issuance of standby letters of credit, and added as a permitted lien the security interest in all of its assets granted by APC in favor of NMM under a Security Agreement dated on or about September 11, 2019, securing APC’s obligations to NMM under, and as required pursuant to, the APC management services agreement dated as of July 1, 1999, as amended. One of the Company’s board members is the chairman and CEO of Preferred Bank.
Standby Letters of Credit
APAACO established an irrevocable standby letter of credit with Preferred Bank, which is affiliated with one of the Company’s board members, totaling $14.8 million for the benefit of CMS. In August 2020, the irrevocable standby letter of credit was released by CMS. As of September 30, 2021, there were no outstanding letters of credit and the Company had $25.0 million available under the Amended Credit Facility.
APC established irrevocable standby letters of credit with Preferred Bank under the APC Business Loan Agreement for a total of $0.3 million for the benefit of certain health plans. The standby letters of credit are automatically extended without amendment for additional one-year periods from the present or any future expiration date, unless notified by the institution in advance of the expiration date that the letter will be terminated.
Alpha Care established irrevocable standby letters of credit with Preferred Bank under the APC Business Loan Agreement for a total of $3.8 million for the benefit of certain health plans. The standby letters of credit are automatically extended without amendment for additional one-year periods from the present or any future expiration date, unless notified by the institution in advance of the expiration date that the letter will be terminated.