Entercom Communications Announces Amendment of Its Credit Agreement

Nachrichtenquelle: Business Wire (engl.)
20.07.2020, 22:05  |  110   |   |   

Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) announced that today it entered into an agreement to amend the financial covenants and other provisions under its Credit Agreement solely for the benefit of its revolver lenders (the “Amendment”). During the covenant relief period, which extends through December 31, 2021, unless terminated earlier by Entercom, the Amendment:

  • Provides for a covenant holiday for the quarters ending September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020
  • Recommences covenant testing beginning March 31, 2021 and modifies the definition of Consolidated EBITDA by setting fixed amounts for the quarters ending June 30, 2020, September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020. These fixed amounts are the amounts previously reported by Entercom to its lenders for the quarters ending June 30, 2019, September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2019, respectively.
  • Increases the interest rate applicable to the 2024 Revolving Credit Loans by 25 bps
  • Adds a new minimum liquidity covenant of $75 million
  • Limits the Company’s ability to issue additional 1st lien debt to $200 million
  • Imposes other restrictions, including certain limitations on making restricted payments, redeeming notes and entering into certain sale and lease-back transactions
  • Provides that these amendment provisions fall away at the end of the covenant relief period (e.g., the interest rate applicable to the 2024 Revolving Credit Loans reverts back to the prior applicable margin)

The foregoing summary of the Amendment does not purport to be complete. A copy of the full Amendment is filed with the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated today, as Exhibit 10.1.

“We are pleased to announce this credit facility amendment, which addresses the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on the economy and our advertising revenues,” said David J. Field, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Entercom. “As previously announced, we have taken a number of actions to reduce costs and enhance our business model to both weather the storm and emerge stronger. We ended the second quarter in a strong liquidity position with $208 million of cash on-hand, up from $189 million at the end of March. During the 2nd quarter, we saw sequential month over month improvement in our revenue performance from April and we see the same pattern of month over month improvement in our pacing data for the 3rd quarter. Entercom is well positioned to fully participate in the recovery and the attractive growth opportunities in the audio space, with strong leadership positions in broadcast radio and podcasting, the fastest growing digital audio platform, unparalleled leadership in news and sports, and strong data and analytics capabilities. We will provide further comments on our performance and the outlook for the 3rd quarter during our 2nd quarter earnings call on August 7th.”

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