|12 Months Ended|
Feb. 01, 2020
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Long-Term Debt||Long-Term Debt
Long-term debt at February 1, 2020 and February 2, 2019 consists of the following:
Maturities of long-term debt are as follows (in millions):
Senior Credit Facilities
On April 19, 2018, the Company entered into a credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, providing for $2.03 billion in senior credit facilities (the “Senior Credit Facilities”), consisting of a $1.25 billion revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”), of which up to $350.0 million is available for letters of credit, and a $782.0 million term loan facility (the “Term Loan Facility”), which was scheduled to mature on April 19, 2020. The loans under the Term Loan Facility bore interest at an initial interest rate of LIBOR, reset periodically, plus 1.00%, subject to adjustment based on (i) the Company’s credit ratings and (ii) the Company’s leverage ratio. The Company borrowed the entire $782.0 million Term Loan Facility on April 19, 2018 and repaid the entire amount in January 2019.
The Revolving Credit Facility matures on April 19, 2023, subject to extensions permitted under the Credit Agreement. The loans under the Revolving Credit Facility bore interest at an initial interest rate of LIBOR, reset periodically, plus 1.25%, subject to adjustment based on (i) the Company’s credit ratings and (ii) the Company’s leverage ratio. Based on these factors, interest on the loans under the Revolving Credit Facility may range from LIBOR plus 1.00% to 1.50%. At February 1, 2020, the Revolving Credit Facility bore interest at LIBOR plus 1.25%. The Company pays certain commitment fees in connection with the Revolving Credit Facility. The Senior Credit Facilities allow voluntary repayment of outstanding loans at any time without premium or penalty, other than customary breakage costs with respect to LIBOR loans.
The Senior Credit Facilities contain a number of affirmative and negative covenants that, among other things, and subject to certain significant baskets and exceptions, restrict the Company’s ability to incur subsidiary indebtedness, incur liens, sell all or substantially all of the Company’s (including the Company’s subsidiaries’) assets and consummate certain fundamental changes. The Senior Credit Facilities also contain a maximum rent-adjusted leverage ratio covenant and a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio covenant. The Credit Agreement provides for certain events of default which, if any of them occurs, would permit or require the loans under the Senior Credit Facilities to be declared due and payable and the commitments thereunder to be terminated.
On April 19, 2018, the Company completed the registered offering of $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2020 (the “Floating Rate Notes”), $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.70% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “2023 Notes”), $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.00% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”) and $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.20% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes” and together with the 2023 Notes and the 2025 Notes, the “Fixed Rate Notes”; and the Fixed Rate Notes together with the Floating Rate Notes, the “Notes”).
The Notes were issued pursuant to an indenture, dated as of April 2, 2018, between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture dated as of April 19, 2018 (the “First Supplemental Indenture”).
The Notes are unsecured, unsubordinated obligations of the Company and rank equal in right of payment to all of the Company’s existing and future debt and other obligations that are not, by their terms, expressly subordinated in right of payment to the Notes.
The 2023 Notes mature on May 15, 2023 and bear interest at the rate of 3.70% annually. The 2025 Notes mature on May 15, 2025 and bear interest at the rate of 4.00% annually. The 2028 Notes mature on May 15, 2028 and bear interest at the rate of 4.20% annually. The Company is required to pay interest on the Fixed Rate Notes semiannually, in arrears, on May 15 and November 15 of each year, beginning on November 15, 2018, to holders of record on the preceding May 1 and November 1, respectively. The Floating Rate Notes mature on April 17, 2020 and bear interest at a floating rate, reset quarterly, equal to LIBOR plus 70 basis points. The Company is required to pay interest on the Floating Rate Notes quarterly, in arrears, on January 17, April 17, July 17 and October 17 of each year, beginning on July 17, 2018, to holders of record on the preceding January 3, April 3, July 3 and October 3, respectively.
The Company may redeem the Floating Rate Notes in whole or in part at any time beginning on April 22, 2019 at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of Floating Rate Notes being redeemed plus accrued but unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date. The Company may redeem the Fixed Rate Notes of each series in whole or in part, at its option, at any time and from time to time prior to (i) in the case of the 2023 Notes, April 15, 2023, (ii) in the case of the 2025 Notes, March 15, 2025 and (iii) in the case of the 2028 Notes, February 15, 2028 (each such date with respect to the applicable series, the “Applicable Par Call Date”), in each case, at a “make-whole” price described in the First Supplemental Indenture plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the date of redemption. In addition, on or after the Applicable Par Call Date, the Company may redeem the Fixed Rate Notes of the applicable series, at any time in whole or from time to time in part, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof.
In the event of a Change of Control Triggering Event, as defined in the indenture, with respect to any series, the holders of the Notes of such series may require the Company to purchase for cash all or a portion of their Notes of such series at a purchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount of such Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the date of repurchase. The indenture limits the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries, subject to significant baskets and exceptions, to incur certain secured debt. The First Supplemental Indenture also provides for events of default which, if any of them occurs, would permit or require the principal of and accrued interest on the Notes to become or to be declared due and payable, as applicable.
Upon the acquisition of Family Dollar in 2015, the Company assumed the liability for $300.0 million of 5.00% Senior Notes due February 1, 2021. The Company may retire the notes early at a redemption price equal to the greater of (1) 100% of the principal amount of the notes to be redeemed and (2) the present value of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest at a specified treasury rate as of the redemption date plus 30 basis points, plus, in either case, accrued and unpaid interest up to the redemption date.
Repayments of Long-term Debt
During the first quarter of 2018, the Company redeemed its $750.0 million acquisition notes and accelerated the amortization of debt-issuance costs associated with the notes of $6.1 million, which is included in “Interest expense, net” within the accompanying consolidated statements of operations for the year ended February 2, 2019.
In connection with entry into the Credit Agreement and the offering of the Notes discussed above, the Company used the proceeds of borrowings under the Senior Credit Facilities, together with the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes and cash on hand to repay the $2.2 billion then outstanding under its existing senior secured credit facilities and to redeem the remaining $2.5 billion then outstanding under its acquisition debt. This resulted in the acceleration of the expensing of approximately $41.2 million of amortizable non-cash deferred financing costs and the incurrence of $114.3 million in prepayment penalties, which are reflected in “Interest expense, net” within the accompanying consolidated statements of operations for the year ended February 2, 2019.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company prepaid $500.0 million of its $750.0 million Floating Rate Notes.
As of February 1, 2020, the Company was in compliance with its debt covenants.
The entire disclosure for long-term debt.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef