|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
The components of debt were as follows:
On October 21, 2021, the Company completed a private offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “Senior Notes”), pursuant to a note purchase agreement dated October 14, 2021, by and among the Company, certain of the Company’s wholly owned domestic subsidiaries (the “Guarantors”), and BofA Securities, Inc., as representative of the several initial purchasers named therein. The Senior Notes are guaranteed, on an unsecured senior basis, by all of the Guarantors.
The Company used a portion of the net proceeds from the issuance and sale of the Senior Notes to repay in full approximately $223 million of outstanding obligations under the Ares Credit Agreement and $200 million of the outstanding obligations under the Capital One Line of Credit. The indenture governing the Senior Notes contains customary restrictive covenants that, among other things, generally limit the ability of the Company and substantially all of its subsidiaries to (i) create liens, (ii) pay dividends, acquire shares of capital stock and make payments on subordinated debt, (iii) place limitations on distributions from certain subsidiaries, (iv) issue or sell the capital stock of certain subsidiaries, (v) sell assets, (vi) enter into transactions with affiliates, (vii) effect mergers and (viii) incur indebtedness.
The Senior Notes and the guarantees rank equally in right of payment with all of the Company’s and the Guarantors’ respective existing and future senior unsubordinated indebtedness and are effectively subordinated to all of the Company’s and the Guarantors’ existing and future secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the collateral securing such indebtedness; and are structurally subordinated to any existing and future obligations of subsidiaries of the Company that are not Guarantors.
Financing Agreements with PNC Bank, National Association (“PNC”)
PNC Credit Agreement
GPM and certain subsidiaries have a financing arrangement with PNC (as amended, the “PNC Credit Agreement”) that provides a line of credit for purposes of financing working capital (the “PNC Line of Credit”). The calculation of the availability under the PNC Credit Agreement is determined monthly subject to terms and limitations as set forth in the PNC Credit Agreement, taking into account the balances of receivables, inventory and letters of credit, among other things. PNC has a first priority lien on receivables, inventory and rights in bank accounts (other than assets that cannot be pledged due to regulatory or contractual obligations).
On December 20, 2022, GPM entered into an eighth amendment to the PNC Credit Agreement (the “Eighth Amendment”) which effected the following primary changes: (1) extended the maturity date by five years to December 22, 2027; (2) replaced LIBOR with SOFR (as defined in the Eighth Amendment) as an interest rate benchmark, including the replacement of LIBOR Rate Loans, with interest periods of one, two and three months, with adjusted Term SOFR Rate Loans (as defined in the Eighth Amendment), with interest periods of one and three months; (3) revised certain negative covenants to provide additional flexibility, including increased fixed dollar baskets and introduction of basket increases based on average undrawn availability; (4) added cardlock receivables as a portion of the borrowing base under certain circumstances; and (5) increased certain thresholds for events of default. The Company did not incur additional debt or receive any proceeds in connection with the Eighth Amendment.
Prior to the Eighth Amendment, the PNC Line of Credit bore interest, as elected by GPM at: (a) LIBOR plus a margin of 1.75% or (b) a rate per annum equal to the alternate base rate plus a margin of 0.5%, which was equal to the greatest of (i) the PNC base rate, (ii) the overnight bank funding rate plus 0.5%, and (iii) LIBOR plus 1.0%, subject to the definitions set in the agreement. Every quarter, the LIBOR margin rate and the alternate base rate margin rate were updated based on the quarterly average undrawn availability of the PNC Line of Credit.
The PNC Line of Credit contains customary restrictive covenants and events of default.
GPMP PNC Term Loan
On August 15, 2022, GPMP repaid in its entirety and voluntarily terminated its term loan and security agreement, dated January 12, 2016 (as amended, the “GPMP PNC Term Loan Agreement”), by and among GPMP, as borrower, certain of the Company’s subsidiaries as guarantors, the lenders party thereto, and PNC, as agent, which had provided for a secured term loan in the aggregate principal amount of $32.4 million (the “GPMP PNC Term Loan”). The GPMP PNC Term Loan was scheduled to mature on December 22, 2022; however, the Company elected to prepay all amounts outstanding under the GPMP PNC Term Loan Agreement, upon which prepayment all related security interests were terminated and released. The Company did not incur any early termination penalties in connection with the termination of the GPMP PNC Term Loan Agreement.
M&T Bank Credit Agreement
On June 24, 2021, GPM amended and restated its credit agreement with M&T Bank (the “M&T Credit Agreement”) and related master covenant agreement. The M&T Credit Agreement includes a three-year $20.0 million line of credit for purchases of equipment, which line may be borrowed in tranches, as described below, and $35.0 million of real estate loans (the “M&T Term Loan”).
The Company has pledged the property of 40 sites and certain equipment as collateral to support the M&T Term Loan. The M&T Credit Agreement provides that each additional equipment loan tranche will have a three-year term, payable in level monthly payments of principal plus interest, and will accrue a fixed rate of interest equal to M&T Bank’s three-year cost of funds as of the applicable date of such tranche, plus 3.00%. The real estate loans and equipment loans are both secured by the real property and equipment acquired with the proceeds of such loans.
Financing agreement with a syndicate of banks led by Capital One, National Association
In July 2019, GPMP entered into a credit agreement with a syndicate of banks led by Capital One, National Association (as amended, the “Capital One Credit Facility”), which currently provides for a revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $500 million (as amended, the “Capital One Line of Credit”). At GPMP’s request, the Capital One Line of Credit can be increased up to $700 million, subject to obtaining additional financing commitments from current lenders or from other banks, and subject to certain terms as detailed in the Capital One Line of Credit.
The Capital One Credit Facility is available for general partnership purposes, including working capital, capital expenditures and permitted acquisitions. All borrowings and letters of credit under the Capital One Credit Facility are subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions, including the absence of any default or event of default and the accuracy of representations and warranties. The Capital One Credit Facility is secured by substantially all of GPMP and its subsidiaries’ properties and assets, and pledges of the equity interests in all present and future subsidiaries (subject to certain exceptions as permitted under the Capital One Credit Facility).
On December 9, 2022, GPMP entered into an amendment to the Capital One Line of Credit to replace LIBOR with SOFR as an interest rate benchmark. Prior to the amendment, the Capital One Line of Credit bore interest, as elected by GPMP at: (a) LIBOR plus a margin of 2.25% to 3.25% or (b) a rate per annum equal to base rate plus a margin of 1.25% to 2.25%, which was equal to the greatest of (i) Capital One’s prime rate, (ii) the one-month LIBOR plus 1.0%, and (iii) the federal funds rate plus 0.5%, subject to the definitions set in the agreement. The margin was determined according to a formula in the Capital One Line of Credit that depends on GPMP’s leverage.
Ares Credit Agreement
In February 2020, GPM entered into an agreement with Ares Capital Corporation and certain funds managed or controlled by Ares Capital Management (collectively, “Ares”) to provide financing (as amended, the “Ares Credit Agreement”), in an aggregate principal amount of $225 million, which was secured by a pledge on substantially all of the assets of GPM and certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries (the “Ares Term Loan”). The principal of the Ares Term Loan was payable in four equal quarterly installments in a total amount of 1% per annum with the remaining balance due on the maturity date of February 28, 2027. The Ares Term Loan bore interest at ABR plus 3.75% (which was reduced to 3.50% in March 2021) or LIBOR (not less than 1.5% and not less than 1.0% as amended in March 2021) plus 4.75% (which was reduced to 4.50% in March 2021). On October 21, 2021, the Company used a portion of the proceeds from the issuance of the Senior Notes to repay in full all of its obligations to Ares and terminate the Ares Credit Agreement.
Letters of Credit
The letters of credit were issued in connection with certain workers’ compensation and general insurance liabilities and fuel purchases from one supplier. The letters of credit will be drawn upon only if GPM does not comply with the time schedules for the payment of associated liabilities.
Bonds (Series C)
In 2016 through 2018, Arko Holdings issued bonds (Series C), bearing a fixed annual interest rate of 4.85% (the “Bonds (Series C)”). The gross proceeds amounted to a total of approximately $105 million. The principal of the Bonds (Series C) was payable in annual installments through 2024 and the interest on the Bonds (Series C) was payable in semi-annual installments.
On March 30, 2021, Arko Holdings exercised its right to fully redeem the Bonds (Series C). The total amount paid to holders of the Bonds (Series C) in connection with the redemption (including additional interest for the early redemption and accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the redemption date) was approximately NIS 264 million (approximately $79 million).
Insurance Premium Notes
During the ordinary course of business, the Company finances insurance premiums with notes payable. These notes are generally entered into for a term of 18 months or less.
Total scheduled future principal payments required and amortization of deferred financing costs under all of the foregoing debt agreements were as follows as of December 31, 2022:
Deferred Financing Costs
Deferred financing costs of $0.6 million and $8.3 million were incurred in the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. As of December 31, 2022 and 2021, the gross value of deferred financing costs of $14.1 million and $14.6 million, respectively, and accumulated amortization of $4.8 million and $3.3 million, respectively, were recorded as a direct reduction from the carrying amount of the associated debt liabilities, with the exception of $0.5 million and $0.2 million which were recorded as a prepaid asset related to the unused PNC Line of Credit, respectively. Amortization of deferred financing costs, debt discount and premium, including the write-off of deferred financing costs due to the early repayment of debt, was $2.5 million, $9.3 million and $2.2 million for the years ended December 31, 2022, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Such amounts were classified as a component of interest and other financial expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.
As part of the PNC Credit Agreement, increased reporting requirements were set in cases where the usage of the PNC Line of Credit exceeds certain thresholds, and also it is required that the undrawn availability of the PNC Line of Credit will equal to or be greater than 10%, subject to exceptions included in the PNC Credit Agreement.
The M&T Credit Agreement requires GPM to maintain a leverage ratio and a debt service coverage ratio.
The Capital One Credit Facility requires GPMP to maintain certain financial covenants, including a leverage ratio and an interest coverage expense ratio.
As of December 31, 2022, the Company was in compliance with all of the obligations and financial covenants under the terms and provisions of its loans with financial institutions.
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