RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/09/2017
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Financial covenants include the following:




Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2016


Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017


Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2018



Leverage Ratios:









Senior debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA


6.00 : 1.00


5.75 : 1.00


4.00 : 1.00


Ranges from 3.75 : 1.00 to 2.50 : 1.00

Total debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA


6.75 : 1.00


6.00 : 1.00


5.00 : 1.00


4.00 : 1.00

Fixed charge coverage ratio


1.00 : 1.00


1.00 : 1.00


2.00 : 1.00


2.00 : 1.00


The AMC Credit Agreement contains events of default that include, among others, non-payment of principal, interest or fees; violation of covenants; inaccuracy of representations and warranties; bankruptcy and insolvency events; material judgments; cross defaults to certain other contracts (including, for example, business arrangements with our U.S. distribution facilitation partner and other material contracts); and indebtedness and events constituting a change of control or a material adverse effect in any of our results of operations or conditions (financial or otherwise). The occurrence of an event of default would increase the applicable rate of interest and could result in the acceleration of our obligations under the AMC Credit Agreement.

The AMC Credit Agreement imposes restrictions on such items as encumbrances and liens, payments of dividends to common stockholders, other indebtedness, stock repurchases, capital expenditures and entering into new lease obligations. Additional covenants restrict our ability to make certain investments, such as loans and equity investments, or investments in content that are not in the ordinary course of business. Pursuant to the AMC Credit Agreement, we must maintain at all times a cash balance of $1.0 million for 2016, $2.0 million in cash for 2017 and $3.5 million in cash for all years thereafter. As of September 30, 2017, we were in compliance with all covenants as stipulated in the amended AMC Credit Agreement.

Subordinated Notes Payable

On January 31, 2017, we repaid the outstanding principal and interest on our unsecured subordinated promissory notes. The subordinated notes were issued in 2012 in the aggregate principal amount of $14.8 million to the selling preferred stockholders of Image (or Subordinated Note Holders). In 2015, and in connection with the sale of preferred stock and warrants, the Subordinated Note Holders exchanged approximately $8.5 million of subordinated notes for 8,546 shares of preferred stock and warrants to acquire approximately 855,000 shares of common stock.

Preferred Stock

On May 20, 2015, we closed a transaction in which we sold 31,046 shares of preferred stock and warrants to acquire 3.1 million shares of common stock (the 2015 Warrants) for $22.5 million in cash and the exchange of $8.5 million in subordinated notes. Of the preferred shares and warrants sold, 16,500 shares of preferred stock and warrants to acquire 1.7 million shares of common stock were sold to certain board members or their affiliated companies. We used $10.0 million of the cash proceeds from this sale to make partial payment on our senior notes payable and approximately $1.9 million for prepayment penalties, legal and accounting fees, which include fees associated with our registration statement filed in July 2015 and other expenses associated with the transaction. The balance of the net cash proceeds was used for content investment and working capital purposes. Of the fees incurred, $0.9 million was recorded against the proceeds received, $0.5 million was recorded as additional debt discounts, $0.2 million was included as interest expense and the balance was included in other expense.

On October 14, 2016 and concurrent with the close of the AMC Credit Agreement, we amended our preferred stock such that we were able to classify our preferred stock and its embedded conversion feature within our shareholders’ equity. Prior to the amendment, our preferred stock and its embedded conversion feature were recorded on our consolidated balance sheet outside of shareholders’ equity. The amended terms are disclosed below.

The preferred stock has the following rights and preferences:


Rank – the preferred stock ranks higher than other company issued equity securities in terms of distributions, dividends and other payments upon liquidation.


Dividends – the preferred stockholders are entitled to cumulative dividends at a rate of 8% per annum of a preferred share’s stated value ($1,000 per share plus any unpaid dividends). The first dividend payment was made on July 1, 2017 and payments will be made quarterly thereafter. At our discretion, dividend payments are payable in either cash, or if we satisfy certain equity issuance conditions, in shares of common stock. Pursuant to the October 14, 2016 amended terms, if we don’t satisfy equity issuance conditions, then we may elect to accrue the value of the dividend and add it to the preferred share’s stated value.


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