In addition, during the three months ended June 30, 2009, we agreed to purchase certain
9% Senior Subordinated Notes having a principal value of 10.0 million ($14.1 million at the closing exchange rate of $1.41 to 1.00). We paid $5.1 million (3.6 million) to settle the transaction and retired the debt on May 25,
In conjunction with these transactions, we
wrote off $5.3 million of debt issuance costs during the three months ended June 30, 2009 and recorded a gain in Currency translation gain/(loss) and other, net of $120.1 million.
At various dates during 2008, we repurchased certain outstanding
9% Senior Subordinated Notes totaling 17.4 million (or $22.4 million at the date of repurchase). We paid $6.7 million (5.3 million) to settle the transactions and retire the debt. In conjunction with these transactions, we wrote off $0.7
million of debt issuance costs during 2008 and recorded a net gain in Currency translation gain/(loss) and other, net of $15.0 million.
We intend to use the proceeds from this offering to, among other things, repay a portion of our long-term indebtedness represented by our
Senior Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes. We will recognize expenses associated with the write-off of debt issuance costs in connection with the repayment of this long-term indebtedness. See Use of Proceeds.
Our sources of liquidity include cash on hand, cash flow from
operations and amounts available under the Senior Secured Credit Facility. We believe, based on our current level of operations as reflected in our results of operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, these sources of liquidity will be
sufficient to fund our operations, capital expenditures, and debt service for at least the next twelve months.
Our ability to raise additional financing and its borrowing costs may be impacted by short- and long-term debt ratings assigned by
independent rating agencies, which are based, in significant part, on our performance as measured by certain credit metrics such as interest coverage and leverage ratios. As of February 23, 2010, Moodys Investors Services corporate
credit rating for Sensata Technologies B.V. was B3 with stable outlook and Standard & Poors corporate credit rating for Sensata Technologies B.V. was B- with positive outlook.
We cannot make assurances that our business will generate
sufficient cash flow from operations or that future borrowings will be available to us under our revolving credit facility in an amount sufficient to enable us to pay our indebtedness, including the Senior Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes, or to
fund our other liquidity needs. Further, our highly leveraged nature may limit our ability to procure additional financing in the future.
As of December 31, 2009, we were in compliance with all the covenants and default provisions under our credit arrangements. For more
information on our indebtedness and related covenants and default provisions, see the notes to our audited consolidated financial statements appearing elsewhere in this prospectus and Risk Factors.