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Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Reorganizations [Abstract]  
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy

On the Petition Date, the Chapter 11 Cases were filed in order to effect the Debtors' joint partial prepackaged plan of reorganization (as amended from time to time, the "Plan").

On the Petition Date, the Debtors filed certain motions and applications intended to limit the disruption of the bankruptcy proceedings on its operations (the "First Day Motions"), which were subsequently approved by the Bankruptcy Court. Pursuant to the First Day Motions, and subject to certain terms and dollar limits included therein, the Debtors were authorized to continue to use their unrestricted cash on hand, as well as all cash generated from daily operations, to continue their operations without interruption during the course of the Chapter 11 Cases. Also pursuant to the First Day Motions, the Debtors received Bankruptcy Court authorization to, among other things and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the applicable orders, pay certain pre-petition employee wages, salaries, health benefits and other employee obligations during their Chapter 11 Cases, pay certain pre-petition claims of their dealers, creditors in the normal course and taxes, continue their cash management programs and insurance policies, as well as continue to honor their dealer program post-petition. The Debtors are authorized under the Bankruptcy Code to pay post-petition expenses incurred in the ordinary course of business without seeking Bankruptcy Court approval. Until the Plan is effective, the Debtors will continue to manage their properties and operate their businesses as a “debtor-in-possession” under the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and the orders of the Bankruptcy Court. The Plan confirmation hearing is currently scheduled for August 7, 2019.

The Company has applied Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 852 Reorganizations ("ASC 852") in preparing its condensed consolidated financial statements. ASC 852 requires the financial statements for periods subsequent to the Petition Date to distinguish transactions and events that are directly associated with the reorganization from the ongoing operations of the business. Accordingly, certain expenses incurred during the bankruptcy proceedings are recorded as Restructuring and reorganization expense in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations. In addition, pre-petition obligations that may be impacted by the Company's bankruptcy proceedings have been classified on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets at June 30, 2019 as Liabilities subject to compromise. These liabilities are reported at the amounts the Company currently anticipates will be allowed by the Bankruptcy Court, even if they may be settled for lesser amounts. See below for more information regarding restructuring and reorganization items.

Debtor-in-possession ("DIP") Financing

In connection with the Chapter 11 Cases and subsequent to June 30, 2019, the Debtors received approval from the Bankruptcy Court to enter into a secured superpriority and priming debtor-in-possession revolving credit facility (the “DIP Facility”) with the lenders party thereto, KKR Credit Markets LLC, as lead arranger and bookrunner, KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC, as structuring advisor, Encina Private Credit SPV, LLC, as administrative agent, swingline lender and letter of credit issuer (the “DIP Administrative Agent”), and certain other financial parties thereto.

The DIP Facility is in an amount of up to $245,000,000, subject to availability under the Debtors’ borrowing base thereunder, including a letter of credit subfacility in the amount of $10,000,000 and a swingline loan commitment of $10,000,000. Interest on the DIP Facility will accrue at a rate per year equal to the LIBOR rate (with a floor of 1.50%) plus 5.00% or a base rate (with a floor of 4.50%) plus 4.00%.

The Debtors are required to pay fees in relation to the DIP Facility, including the following:
unused commitment fee: 0.75% per annum on the daily unused amount of the revolving credit portion of the DIP Facility;
letter of credit commitment fronting fee: 0.25% per annum on the average daily amount of the letter of credit exposure of the DIP Facility; and
agent fees: separately agreed upon between the Debtors and the DIP Administrative Agent;

The DIP Facility will mature on the earlier of: (i) 45 days after the date of entry of the interim DIP order, if the final DIP order has not been entered by the Bankruptcy Court on or prior to such date; (ii) 12 months after June 30, 2019; (iii) the effective date with respect to any Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, including the Plan; (iv) the filing of a motion by the Debtors seeking the dismissal of any of the Chapter 11 Cases, the dismissal of any Chapter 11 Case, the filing of a motion by the Debtors seeking to convert any of the Chapter 11 Cases to a case under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code or the conversion of any of the Chapter 11 Cases to a case under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code; (v) the date of a sale of all or substantially all of the Debtors’ assets consummated under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code; (vi) acceleration of the DIP Facility following an occurrence of an event of default thereunder; or (vii) the appointment of a Chapter 11 trustee.

Proceeds of the DIP Facility can be used by the Debtors to (i) pay certain costs, fees and expenses related to the Chapter 11 Cases, (ii) pay in full the claims of the revolving lenders under the Credit Facility, (iii) cash collateralize certain letters of credit previously issued under the Credit Facility, and other letters of credit as approved by the majority lenders under the DIP Facility from time to time, (iv) to fund certain carve-out expenses and (v) fund working capital and general corporate purposes of the Debtors, in all cases, subject to the terms of the DIP Facility and applicable orders of the Bankruptcy Court.

The obligations and liabilities of Monitronics under the DIP Facility are secured by a first priority, senior priming lien on, and security interest in, substantially all assets and property of the estate of the Debtors, and the equity in Monitronics owned by Ascent, and are guaranteed by each of Monitronics’ existing and future subsidiaries, subject to certain exceptions.

The DIP Facility contains mandatory prepayments (a) if the amount of loans outstanding under the DIP Facility exceeds the lesser of the DIP Facility and the borrowing base thereunder and (b) with the proceeds of certain (i) asset sales, (ii) casualty events (subject, in each case, to certain reinvestment rights) and (iii) issuances of indebtedness not permitted by the DIP Facility.

The DIP Facility contains customary representations and warranties and affirmative and negative covenants for agreements of this type, including, among others covenants regarding minimum liquidity, relating to financial reporting, compliance with laws, payment of taxes, preservation of existence, books and records, maintenance of properties and insurance, limitations on liens, restrictions on mergers and restrictions on sales of all or substantially all of the Debtors’ assets, and limitations on changes in the nature of the Debtors’ businesses.

Amendment No. 8 to Monitronics' Credit Facility

In connection with the Chapter 11 Cases and subsequent to June 30, 2019, the Debtors entered into an Amendment No. 8 to the Credit Facility and Consent to Agency Resignation and Appointment Agreement (“Amendment No. 8”), among Cortland Capital Market Services LLC (“Cortland”), as successor administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto. Pursuant to Amendment No. 8, the Debtors and the required lenders under the Credit Facility approved the resignation of Bank of America, N.A. as administrative agent, and the appointment of Cortland as the successor administrative agent. Amendment No. 8 also made certain other amendments to the Credit Facility to accommodate the appointment of Cortland as the successor administrative agent.

Restructuring and reorganization expense

The Company has incurred and will continue to incur significant costs associated with the reorganization. Restructuring and reorganization expense for both the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 was $33,102,000 which primarily represent legal and professional fees. The amount of these costs are being expensed as incurred and have been recorded in Restructuring and reorganization expense within the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. The Company has recorded a prepaid expense of $2,250,000 for retainer fees as of June 30, 2019 which is included in Prepaid and other current assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Financial statement classification of Liabilities subject to compromise

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2019 includes amounts classified as Liabilities subject to compromise, which represent liabilities the Company anticipates will be allowed as claims in the Chapter 11 Cases. These amounts represent the Company's current estimate of known or potential obligations to be resolved in connection with the Chapter 11 Cases and may differ from actual future settlement amounts paid. Differences between liabilities estimated and claims filed, or to be filed, will be investigated and resolved in connection with the claims resolution process. The Company will continue to evaluate these liabilities throughout the Chapter 11 Cases and adjust estimates as necessary. Such adjustments may be material. See note 9, Liabilities Subject to Compromise, for further information.