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Note 5 - Long-term Debt

Note 5 - Long-term Debt
9 Months Ended
Sep. 25, 2022
Notes to Financial Statements  
Debt Disclosure [Text Block]

(5) Long-term Debt


Long-term debt consists of the following (in thousands):



September 25,


December 26,






Senior Credit Facility:


Revolving credit facility

  $ 30,000     $ 70,000  

Less current maturities

    $ 30,000     $ 70,000  



As of September 25, 2022, the Company had $30.0 million of outstanding indebtedness under its senior credit facility with approximately $105.3 million of borrowings available, net of outstanding letters of credit of approximately $4.7 million. As of September 25, 2022, the weighted average interest rate on the Company’s outstanding debt was 4.7% and the weighted average interest rate on its outstanding letters of credit was 1.6%. In addition, the fee on the Company’s unused senior credit facility was 0.2%.


The amended and restated credit agreement the Company entered into on October 18, 2021 with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as administrative agent, and certain other lenders (as amended, "Credit Agreement") provides for a revolving credit facility of $140.0 million with a $10.0 million sub-facility of letters of credit and a $5.0 million sub-facility for swingline loans. Subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions and lender consent, the revolving credit facility may be increased up to a maximum of $200.0 million. The Credit Agreement has a maturity date of October 18, 2026


The Credit Agreement contains customary representations and affirmative and negative covenants (including limitations on indebtedness and liens) as well as financial covenants, as described below, requiring a minimum fixed coverage charge ratio as defined in the Credit Agreement (“Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio”) limiting the Company’s actual leverage ratio as defined in the Credit Agreement (“Maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio”). The October 2021 amendment and restatement of the Credit Agreement restored the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio and Maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio to a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio equal to or greater than 1.25:1.00 and Maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio no greater than 3.00:1.00. Effective with the October 2021 amendment and restatement of the Credit Agreement, dividends and share repurchases are not limited if the Company's Consolidated Leverage Ratio is less than 2.50:1.00 and holds a minimum liquidity of $25.0 million. The Credit Agreement also contains events of default customary for credit facilities of this type (with customary grace periods, as applicable), including nonpayment of principal or interest when due; material incorrectness of representations and warranties when made; breach of covenants; bankruptcy and insolvency; unsatisfied ERISA obligations; unstayed material judgment beyond specified periods; default under other material indebtedness; and certain changes of control of the Company. If any event of default occurs and is not cured within the applicable grace period or waived, the outstanding loans may be accelerated by lenders holding a majority of the commitments and the lenders’ commitments may be terminated. The obligations under the Credit Agreement are guaranteed by certain of the Company’s subsidiaries and are secured by a lien on substantially all of the Company’s personal property assets other than any equity interest in current and future subsidiaries of the Company.


Interest rate margins and the fee for the unused commitment are calculated based on the Maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio, and at the Company’s option, revolving loans may bear interest at either:




LIBOR, plus an applicable margin, or




the highest of (a) the rate publicly announced by Wells Fargo as its prime rate, (b) the average published federal funds rate in effect on such day plus 0.50% and (c) one month LIBOR plus 1.00%, plus an applicable margin (the rate described in this clause (ii) prior to adding the applicable margin, the “Base Rate”).


The applicable margin is based on the Company’s Maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio, ranging from (a) 1.50% to 2.25% above the applicable LIBOR rate or (b) 0.50% to 1.25% above the applicable Base Rate.


As of September 25, 2022, we were in compliance with all covenants pertaining to the Credit Agreement.