• Filing Date: 2020-07-09
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
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5.0% Senior Unsecured Convertible Notes
6 Months Ended
May 31, 2020
5.0% Convertible Notes  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Senior Notes
5.0% Senior Unsecured Convertible Notes

On July 26, 2017, the Company’s Convertible Note Exchange Offer expired. Holders of at least 98% of the Convertible Notes tendered in the Convertible Note Exchange Offer.

In connection with the Transaction Closing, the Company caused to be issued the New Convertible Notes in an aggregate amount of approximately $75.8 million pursuant to an Indenture the ("New Convertible Note Indenture.") between the Company and U.S. Bank, National Association, as indenture trustee.

The terms of the New Convertible Notes are governed by the New Convertible Note Indenture, which provide, among other things, that the New Convertible Notes are unsecured senior obligations of the Company and will mature on February 15, 2023. The New Convertible Notes bear interest at a rate of 5% per annum from the issue date, payable semi-annually on August 15 and February 15 of each year, beginning on August 15, 2017.

Holders of New Convertible Notes may convert their New Convertible Notes at their option on any day prior to the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding February 15, 2023. Upon conversion, the Company will deliver shares of Common Stock, together with any cash payment for any fractional share of Common Stock. The initial conversion rate for the New Convertible Notes denominated in $1,000 increments will be 500 shares of Common Stock per $1,000 principal amount of New Convertible Notes, which corresponds to an initial conversion price of approximately $2.00 per share of Common Stock. The initial conversion rate for the New Convertible Notes denominated in $1.00 increments will be 0.5 shares of Common Stock per $1.00 principal amount of New Convertible Notes, which corresponds to an initial conversion price of approximately $2.00 per share of Common Stock. The conversion rate will be subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.

The Company may redeem, in whole but not in part, the New Convertible Notes at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount of the New Convertible Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest, if any, if and only if the last reported sale price of the Common Stock equals or exceeds 120% of the conversion price for at least 15 trading days in any period of 30 consecutive trading days. The Company may, at its election, pay or deliver as the case may be, to all Holders of the New Convertible Notes, either (a) solely cash, (b) solely shares of Common Stock, or (c) a combination of cash and shares of Common Stock.

The provisions of the New Convertible Note Indenture include a make-whole provision to compensate the Company’s debt holders for the lost option time value and forgone interest payments upon the Company experiencing a Fundamental Change (as defined in the New Convertible Note Indenture). These Fundamental Changes revolve around change in beneficial ownership, the consummation of specified transactions which result in the conversion of common stock into other assets or the sale, transfer or lease of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets, a majority change in the composition of the Company’s Board of Directors, the Company’s stockholders approval of any plan for liquidation of dissolution of the Company, and the Common Stock ceasing to be listed or quoted on a Trading Market . The number of incremental additional shares to be issued as a result of a Fundamental Change is based on a table which calculates the adjustment based on the inputs of time and share value.

The New Convertible Note Indenture provides for customary events of default, which include (subject in certain cases to customary grace and cure periods), among others: nonpayment of principal or interest; breach of covenants or other agreements in the New Convertible Note Indenture; defaults or failure to pay certain other indebtedness; and certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency. Generally, if an event of default occurs and is continuing under the New Convertible Note Indenture, the trustee or the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the New Convertible Notes then outstanding may declare all unpaid principal plus accrued interest on the New Convertible Notes immediately due and payable, subject to certain conditions set forth in the New Convertible Note Indenture. In addition, holders of the New Convertible Notes may require the Company to repurchase the New Convertible Notes upon the occurrence of certain designated events at a repurchase price of 100% of the principal amount of the New Convertible Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

The New Convertible Note Indenture, among other things, includes provisions such as the Company’s failure to timely file any document or report that is required to be filed with the SEC, as well as a registration statement covering the re-sale by holders of the New Convertible Notes not being declared effective by the SEC; the Company’s failure to cure such a default within 14 days after the occurrence will result in the Company being required to pay additional interest in cash.

Additional interest on the New Convertible Notes will accrue with respect to the first 90-day period (or portion thereof) following the restricted transfer triggering date, which is 120 days after the last date on which any securities are originally issued under the New Convertible Note Indenture, or a registration statement regarding the resale by the holders of the securities or holders of any shares of common stock issuable upon conversion. For each day that a restricted transfer default is continuing at a rate equal to 0.25% per annum of the principal amount of New Convertible Notes, which rate will increase by an additional 0.25% per annum of the principal amount of the New Convertible Notes for each subsequent 90- day period (or portion thereof) while a restricted transfer default is continuing until all restricted transfer defaults have been cured, up to a maximum of 0.5% of the principal amount of the securities. Following the cure of all restricted transfer defaults, the accrual of additional interest arising from restricted transfer defaults will cease.

The New Convertible Note Indenture states that the sole remedy for an event of default relating to the failure by the Company to comply with the provisions of the New Convertible Note Indenture requiring timely reporting by the Company and for any failure to comply with Section 314(a)(1) of the Trust Indenture Act shall, for the first 365 days after the occurrence of such an Event of Default, consist exclusively of the right to receive special interest on the New Convertible Notes at an annual rate equal to 0.50% of the principal amount of the New Convertible Notes.

Repurchase of Notes

On December 11, 2019, the Company redeemed $8.0 million principal amount of the 5.0% Convertible Notes in exchange for cash consideration of $4.8 million inclusive of unpaid interest of approximately $123,000. The Company incurred a net gain on extinguishment of approximately $2.8 million after expense for derivative and origination cost write off of approximately $442,000 and $66,000, respectively. Upon such redemption, the New Convertible Notes were surrendered and canceled.

As of May 31, 2020, the outstanding principal of the New Convertible Notes is $67.8 million with a carrying value of $64.1 million, net of unamortized debt discounts and origination costs of $3.3 million and $483,000, respectively. These are being amortized over the remaining life of the New Convertible Notes using the effective interest method.

During the three months ended May 31, 2020, the Company recorded $1.2 million of interest expense on the New Convertible Notes, including $848,000, $277,000 and $41,000 from interest, amortization of debt discount and origination costs, respectively, compared to interest expense of $1.3 million during the three months ended May 31, 2019, which included $948,000, $285,000 and $42,000 from interest, amortizing debt discounts and origination costs, respectively.

During the six months ended May 31, 2020, the Company recorded $2.3 million of interest expense on the 5% Convertible Notes, including $1.7 million, $494,000 and $73,000 from interest, amortization of debt discount and origination costs, respectively, compared to interest expense of $2.5 million during the six months ended May 31, 2019, which included $1.9 million, $541,000 and $80,000 from interest, amortization of debt discount and origination costs, respectively.