Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt

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Long-Term Debt
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long-Term Debt Long-Term Debt
The following table summarizes our debt obligations as of the dates presented:
March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
Principal
Unamortized Discount and Deferred Issuance Costs 1, 2
Principal
Unamortized Discount and Deferred Issuance Costs 1, 2
Credit facility $ 228,900  $ 314,400 
Second lien term loan 146,860  $ 4,698  200,000  $ 4,903 
Totals 375,760  $ 4,698  514,400  $ 4,903 
Less: Unamortized discount 2
(1,096) (1,604)
Less: Unamortized deferred issuance costs 1, 2
(3,602) (3,299)
Totals, net $ 371,062  $ 509,497 
Less: Current portion (7,500) — 
Long-term debt $ 363,562  $ 509,497 
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1     Excludes issuance costs of the Credit Facility, which represent costs attributable to the access to credit over its contractual term, that have been presented as a component of Other assets (see Note 10) and are being amortized over the term of the Credit Facility using the straight-line method.
2 Discount and issuance costs of the Second Lien Facility are being amortized over the term of the underlying loan using the effective-interest method.
Credit Facility
The Credit Facility provides for a $1.0 billion revolving commitment and a $375 million borrowing base, including a $25 million sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit. Availability under the Credit Facility may not exceed the lesser of the aggregate commitments or the borrowing base; however, outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility are limited to a maximum of $350 million. The borrowing base under the Credit Facility is redetermined semi-annually, generally in the Spring and Fall of each year. Additionally, we and the Credit Facility lenders generally may, upon request, initiate a redetermination at any time during the six-month period between scheduled redeterminations. However, we have the option to forego a redetermination until Fall 2021 assuming we continue to satisfy certain minimum hedging conditions that became effective with the Agreement and Amendment No. 9 to Credit Agreement (the “Ninth Amendment”) in January 2021. The Credit Facility is available to us for general corporate purposes, including working capital. The Credit Facility is scheduled to mature in May 2024. We had $0.4 million in letters of credit outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we incurred and capitalized approximately $0.4 million of issue costs associated with the Ninth Amendment.
The outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility bear interest at a rate equal to, at our option, either (a) a customary reference rate plus an applicable margin ranging from 1.50% to 2.50%, determined based on the utilization level under the Credit Facility or (b) a Eurodollar rate, including LIBOR through 2021, plus an applicable margin ranging from 2.50% to 3.50%, determined based on the utilization level under the Credit Facility. Interest on reference rate borrowings is payable quarterly in arrears and is computed on the basis of a year of 365/366 days, and interest on Eurodollar borrowings is payable every one, three or six months, at the election of the borrower, and is computed on the basis of a year of 360 days. As of March 31, 2021, the actual weighted-average interest rate on the outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility was 3.11%. Unused commitment fees are charged at a rate of 0.50%.
The Credit Facility is guaranteed by the Partnership and all of its subsidiaries (excluding the borrower subsidiary) ( the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”). The guarantees under the Credit Facility are full and unconditional and joint and several. Substantially all of our consolidated assets are held by the Guarantor Subsidiaries. There are no significant restrictions on the ability of the borrower or any of the Guarantor Subsidiaries to obtain funds through dividends, advances or loans. The obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of our subsidiaries’ assets.
The Credit Facility requires us to maintain (1) a minimum current ratio (as defined in the Credit Facility, which considers the unused portion of the total commitment as a current asset), measured as of the last day of each fiscal quarter of 1.00 to 1.00, (2) a maximum leverage ratio (consolidated indebtedness to adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization and exploration expenses, both as defined in the Credit Facility), measured as of the last day of each fiscal quarter of 3.50 to 1.00 and (3) a maximum first lien leverage ratio (consolidated secured indebtedness to adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization and exploration expenses, both as defined in the Credit Facility), measured as of the last day of each fiscal quarter, of 2.50 to 1.00.
The Credit Facility also contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including as to compliance with laws (including environmental laws, ERISA and anti-corruption laws), maintenance of required insurance, delivery of quarterly and annual financial statements, oil and gas engineering reports and budgets, weekly cash balance reports, maintenance and operation of property (including oil and gas properties), restrictions on the incurrence of liens and indebtedness, merger, consolidation or sale of assets, payment of dividends, and transactions with affiliates and other customary covenants. In addition, the Credit Facility contains certain anti-cash hoarding provisions, including the requirement to repay outstanding loans and cash collateralize outstanding letters of credit on a weekly basis in the amount of any cash on the balance sheet (subject to certain exceptions) in excess of $25 million.
The Credit Facility contains events of default and remedies. If we do not comply with the financial and other covenants in the Credit Facility, the lenders may, subject to customary cure rights, require immediate payment of all amounts outstanding under the Credit Facility.
As of March 31, 2021, we were in compliance with all of the covenants under the Credit Facility.
Second Lien Facility
We entered into the $200 million Second Lien Facility in September 2017 at which time we received proceeds of $187.8 million, net of an original issue discount (“OID”) of $4.0 million and issue costs of $8.2 million, that were used to fund a significant acquisition and related fees and expenses. In January 2021, the amendment dated November 2, 2020 (the “Second Lien Amendment”) became effective at which time we made a $50 million prepayment as well as a $1.3 million principal payment to a single participant lender to liquidate their interest in the Second Lien Facility. The Second Lien Amendment provided for (i) the extension of the maturity date of the Second Lien Facility to September 29, 2024, (ii) an increase to the margin applicable to advances under the Second Lien Facility, (iii) the imposition of certain limitations on capital expenditures, acquisitions and investments if the Asset Coverage Ratio (as defined therein) at the end of any fiscal quarter is less than 1.25 to 1.00, (iv) the requirement for maximum and, in certain circumstances as described therein, minimum hedging arrangements, (v) beginning in 2021, a requirement to make quarterly amortization payments equal to $1.875 million and (vi) a provision for the
replacement of the LIBOR interest rate upon its expiration. We incurred and capitalized $1.4 million of issue costs in connection with the Second Lien Amendment and wrote off $1.2 million of previously capitalized issue costs and OID allocable to the aforementioned prepayments as a loss on the extinguishment of debt.
The outstanding borrowings under the Second Lien Facility bear interest at a rate equal to, at our option, either (a) a customary reference rate plus an applicable margin of 7.25% or (b) a Eurodollar rate, including LIBOR through 2021, with a floor of 1.00%, plus an applicable margin of 8.25%; provided that the applicable margin will increase to 8.25% and 9.25%, respectively, during any quarter in which the quarterly amortization payment is not made. As of March 31, 2021, the actual interest rate of outstanding borrowings under the Second Lien Facility was 9.25%. Interest on reference rate borrowings is payable quarterly in arrears and is computed on the basis of a year of 365/366 days, and interest on Eurodollar borrowings is payable every one or three months (including in three month intervals if we select a six-month interest period), at our election and is computed on the basis of a 360-day year.
We have the right, to the extent permitted under the Credit Facility and an intercreditor agreement between the lenders under the Credit Facility and the lenders under the Second Lien Facility, to prepay loans under the Second Lien Facility at any time, subject to the following prepayment premiums (in addition to customary “breakage” costs with respect to Eurodollar loans): from January 15, 2021 through January 14, 2022, 102% of the amount being prepaid; from January 15, 2022 through January 14, 2023, 101% of the amount being prepaid; and thereafter, no premium. The Second Lien Facility also provides for the following prepayment premiums in the event of a change in control that results in an offer of prepayment that is accepted by the lenders under the Second Lien Facility: from January 15, 2021 through January 14, 2022, 102% of the amount being prepaid; from January 15, 2023 through January 14, 2023, 101% of the amount being prepaid; and thereafter, no premium.
The Second Lien Facility is collateralized by substantially all of the Partnership’s and its subsidiaries’ assets with lien priority subordinated to the liens securing the Credit Facility. The obligations under the Second Lien Facility are guaranteed by the Partnership and the Guarantor Subsidiaries.
The Second Lien Facility has no financial covenants, but contains affirmative and negative covenants, including as to compliance with laws (including environmental laws, ERISA and anti-corruption laws), maintenance of required insurance, delivery of quarterly and annual financial statements, oil and gas engineering reports and budgets, maintenance and operation of property (including oil and gas properties), limitations on capital expenditures, investments, the incurrence of liens and indebtedness, merger, consolidation or sale of assets, payment of dividends and transactions with affiliates and other customary covenants.
As of March 31, 2021, we were in compliance with all of the covenants under the Second Lien Facility.
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[1] ssuance costs of the Credit Facility, which represent costs attributable to the access to credit over its contractual term, that have been presented as a component of Other assets (see Note 10) and are being amortized over the term of the Credit Facility using the straight-line method.