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Debt Obligations

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Debt Obligations
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Debt Obligations DEBT OBLIGATIONS:
Quanta’s long-term debt obligations consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
 
June 30, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
Borrowings under senior secured credit facility
 
$
1,540,384

 
$
1,070,299

Other long-term debt
 
8,761

 
1,523

Finance leases
 
2,174

 
934

Total long-term debt obligations
 
1,551,319

 
1,072,756

Less — Current maturities of long-term debt
 
34,047

 
32,224

Total long-term debt obligations, net of current maturities
 
$
1,517,272

 
$
1,040,532


Quanta’s current maturities of long-term debt and short-term debt consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
 
June 30, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
Short-term debt
 
$
18,814

 
$
33,422

Current maturities of long-term debt
 
34,047

 
32,224

Current maturities of long-term debt and short-term debt
 
$
52,861

 
$
65,646



Senior Secured Credit Facility
Quanta has a credit agreement with various lenders that provides for (i) a $1.99 billion revolving credit facility and (ii) a term loan facility with total term loan commitments of $600.0 million. In addition, subject to the conditions specified in the credit agreement, Quanta has the option to increase the capacity of the credit facility, in the form of an increase in the revolving credit facility, incremental term loans or a combination thereof, by up to an additional $400.0 million, from time to time, upon receipt of additional commitments from new or existing lenders. Borrowings under the credit agreement are to be used to refinance existing indebtedness and for working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes. The maturity date for both the revolving credit facility and the term loan facility is October 31, 2022, and Quanta is required to make quarterly payments on the term loan facility as described below.
With respect to the revolving credit facility, the entire amount available may be used by Quanta for revolving loans and letters of credit in U.S. dollars and certain alternative currencies. Up to $600.0 million may be used by certain subsidiaries of Quanta for revolving loans and letters of credit in certain alternative currencies, up to $100.0 million may be used for swing line loans in U.S. dollars, up to $50.0 million may be used for swing line loans in Canadian dollars and up to $50.0 million may be used for swing line loans in Australian dollars.
In October 2018, Quanta borrowed the full amount of the term loan facility and used all of such proceeds to repay outstanding revolving loans. As of June 30, 2019, Quanta had $1.54 billion of borrowings outstanding under the credit agreement, which included $577.5 million borrowed under the term loan facility and $962.9 million of outstanding revolving loans. Of the total outstanding borrowings, $1.39 billion were denominated in U.S. dollars, $106.9 million were denominated in Canadian dollars and $40.0 million were denominated in Australian dollars. Quanta also had $345.0 million of letters of credit and bank guarantees issued under the revolving credit facility, of which $234.2 million were denominated in U.S. dollars and $110.8 million were denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, primarily Canadian and Australian dollars. The remaining $677.1 million of available commitments under the credit facility was available for loans or issuing new letters of credit and bank guarantees.
Borrowings under the credit facility and the applicable interest rates were as follows (dollars in thousands):
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Maximum amount outstanding under the credit facility during the period
 
$
1,637,602

 
$
1,053,598

 
$
1,637,602

 
$
1,053,598

Average daily amount outstanding under the credit facility
 
$
1,524,763

 
$
922,719

 
$
1,395,349

 
$
804,490

Weighted-average interest rate
 
3.88
%
 
3.62
%
 
3.90
%
 
3.50
%

Revolving loans borrowed in U.S. dollars bear interest, at Quanta’s option, at a rate equal to either (i) the Eurocurrency Rate (as defined in the credit agreement) plus 1.125% to 2.000%, as determined based on Quanta’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio (as described below), or (ii) the Base Rate (as described below) plus 0.125% to 1.000%, as determined based on Quanta’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio. Revolving loans borrowed in any currency other than U.S. dollars bear interest at a rate equal to the Eurocurrency Rate plus 1.125% to 2.000%, as determined based on Quanta’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio. Additionally, standby or commercial letters of credit issued under the credit agreement are subject to a letter of credit fee of 1.125% to 2.000%, based on Quanta’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio, and Performance Letters of Credit (as defined in the credit agreement) issued under the credit agreement in support of certain contractual obligations are subject to a letter of credit fee of 0.675% to 1.150%, based on Quanta’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio.
Term loans bear interest at rates generally consistent with the revolving loans borrowed in U.S. dollars, except that the additional amount over the Eurocurrency Rate is 1.125% to 1.875%, as determined based on Quanta’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio. Quanta is also required to make quarterly principal payments of $7.5 million on the term loans on the last business day of each March, June, September and December. The aggregate outstanding principal amount of all outstanding term loans must be paid on the maturity date; however, Quanta may voluntarily prepay that amount from time to time, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty.
Quanta is also subject to a commitment fee of 0.20% to 0.40%, based on its Consolidated Leverage Ratio, on any unused availability under the revolving credit facility.
Consolidated Leverage Ratio is the ratio of Quanta’s Consolidated Funded Indebtedness to Consolidated EBITDA (as those terms are defined in the credit agreement). For purposes of calculating Quanta’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio, Consolidated Funded Indebtedness is reduced by available cash and cash equivalents (as defined in the credit agreement) in excess of $25.0 million. The Base Rate equals the highest of (i) the Federal Funds Rate (as defined in the credit agreement) plus 0.5%, (ii) the prime rate publicly announced by Bank of America, N.A. and (iii) the Eurocurrency Rate plus 1.00%. Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio is the ratio of (i) Consolidated EBIT (as defined in the credit agreement) for the four fiscal quarters most recently ended to (ii) Consolidated Interest Expense (as defined in the credit agreement) for such period (excluding all interest expense attributable to capitalized loan costs and the amount of fees paid in connection with the issuance of letters of credit on behalf of Quanta during such period).
The credit agreement contains certain covenants, including (i) a maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio of 3.0 to 1.0 (except that in connection with certain permitted acquisitions in excess of $200.0 million, such ratio is 3.5 to 1.0 for the fiscal quarter in which the acquisition is completed and the two subsequent fiscal quarters) and (ii) a minimum Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio of 3.0 to 1.0. As of June 30, 2019, Quanta was in compliance with all of the covenants under the credit agreement.
Subject to certain exceptions, (i) all borrowings under the credit agreement are secured by substantially all the assets of Quanta and Quanta’s wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries and by a pledge of all of the capital stock of Quanta’s wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries and 65% of the capital stock of direct foreign subsidiaries of Quanta’s wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries and (ii) Quanta’s wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries guarantee the repayment of all amounts due under the credit agreement. Subject to certain conditions, all collateral will automatically be released from the liens at any time Quanta maintains an Investment Grade Rating
(defined in the credit agreement as two of the following three conditions being met: (i) a corporate credit rating that is BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, (ii) a corporate family rating that is Baa3 or higher by Moody’s Investors Services, Inc. or (iii) a corporate credit rating that is BBB- or higher by Fitch Ratings, Inc.).
The credit agreement also limits certain acquisitions, mergers and consolidations, indebtedness, asset sales and prepayments of indebtedness and, subject to certain exceptions, prohibits liens on Quanta’s assets. The credit agreement allows cash payments for dividends and stock repurchases subject to compliance with the following requirements (after giving effect to the dividend or stock repurchase): (i) no default or event of default under the credit agreement; (ii) continued compliance with the financial covenants in the credit agreement; and (iii) at least $100.0 million of availability under the revolving credit facility and/or cash and cash equivalents on hand.
The credit agreement provides for customary events of default and contains cross-default provisions with Quanta’s underwriting, continuing indemnity and security agreement with its sureties and certain other debt instruments exceeding $150.0 million in borrowings or availability. If an Event of Default (as defined in the credit agreement) occurs and is continuing, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the credit agreement, the lenders may declare all amounts outstanding and accrued and unpaid interest immediately due and payable, require that Quanta provide cash collateral for all outstanding letter of credit obligations, terminate the commitments under the credit agreement, and foreclose on the collateral.