Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 29, 2012
Borrowings [Abstract]  

Note 7 – Borrowings

On April 26, 2012, the Company, certain of its wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as sole lender and administrative agent entered into a Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement provides for a revolving commitment in an aggregate principal amount of up to $40,000,000 (the “Credit Facility”), which is subject to a borrowing base derived from certain receivables, inventory and property and equipment. The Credit Facility matures on April 26, 2017. The Company used the proceeds of the loans borrowed on the closing date to repay in full its previous credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank. In connection with the payoff of our previous credit facility, the Company recorded a loss on debt extinguishment of $360,000 which was comprised of a prepayment fee in the amount of $166,000, accelerated deferred financing costs in the amount of $185,000 and other direct expenses related to the previous debt. At December 29, 2012, our outstanding revolving loan balance was $16.2 million. The customary events of default under the Credit Facility (discussed below) include certain subjective acceleration clauses, which management has determined the likelihood of such acceleration is more than remote, considering the recurring losses experienced by the Company, therefore a current classification of our revolving loan payable was required.


Loans drawn under the Credit Facility bear interest, at the Company’s option, at a per annum rate equal to either (a) LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 1.50%, or (b) an “alternate base rate” minus an applicable margin of 0.50%. Each applicable margin as set forth in the prior sentence is subject to increase or decrease by 0.25% per annum based upon the Company’s fixed charge coverage ratio. At December 29, 2012, the Company’s LIBOR based interest rate was 1.75% (on $15.0 million principal) and the Company’s prime based rate was 2.75% (on $1.2 million principal). A commitment fee, based upon undrawn availability under the Credit Facility bearing interest at a rate of 0.20% per annum, is payable monthly. Under the terms of the Credit Agreement, cash receipts are deposited into a lock-box, which are at the Company’s discretion unless the “cash dominion period” is in effect, during which cash receipts will be used to reduce amounts owing under the Credit Agreement. The cash dominion period is triggered in an event of default or if excess availability is less than $6,000,000 at any time, as defined, and will continue until, during the preceding 60 consecutive days, no event of default existed and excess availability has been greater than $7,000,000 at all times. The Company’s excess availability was $10.8 million at December 29, 2012 or $4.8 million that was available above the cash dominion trigger of $6 million. On March 12, 2013, we entered into a first amendment to the previously entered credit agreement in April 2012 (“Amended Credit Agreement”). The Amendment Credit Agreement includes an amendment to the definition of covenant testing trigger period to commence on any day that excess availability is less than $4 million solely during the period March 1, 2013 through and including April 15, 2013 and continuing until excess availability has been greater than or equal to $4 million solely during the period of March 1, 2013 through and including April 15, 2013 at all times for 45 consecutive calendar days. As of the date hereof, the cash dominion period has not been in effect; accordingly no principal payments are currently due.

Certain of the Company’s wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries are co-borrowers (together with the Company, the “Borrowers”) under the Credit Agreement, and certain other wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries are guarantors (the “Guarantors” and, together with the Borrowers, the “Loan Parties”) under the Credit Agreement. The Borrowers and the Guarantors are jointly and severally liable for the Borrowers’ obligations under the Credit Agreement. The Loan Parties’ obligations under the Credit Agreement are secured, subject to customary permitted liens and certain exclusions, by a perfected security interest in (a) all tangible and intangible assets and (b) all of the capital stock owned by the Loan Parties (limited, in the case of foreign subsidiaries, to 65% of the capital stock of such foreign subsidiaries). The Borrowers may voluntarily prepay the loans at any time without payment of a premium. The Borrowers are required to make mandatory prepayments of the loans (without payment of a premium) with net cash proceeds received upon the occurrence of certain “prepayment events,” which include certain sales or other dispositions of collateral, certain casualty or condemnation events, certain equity issuance or capital contributions, and the incurrence of certain debt. Upon the satisfaction of certain conditions, the borrowers have the right to increase the revolving commitments up to and above $60,000,000. Borrowers may make a maximum of three such requests in a minimum amount of $5,000,000 each. Upon approval of such an increase, the aggregate revolving commitment amount will be revised and the Credit Agreement amended as appropriate. The Company, to date, has not requested such increases.

The Credit Agreement contains customary representations and warranties and customary affirmative and negative covenants applicable to the Company and its subsidiaries, including, among other things, restrictions on indebtedness, liens, fundamental changes, investments, dispositions, prepayment of other indebtedness, mergers, and dividends and other distributions. Under the Credit Agreement, the Company is not required to maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, unless excess availability is less than $6,000,000, as defined, whereby a ratio of 1.0 to 1.0 will be required. Events of default under the Credit Agreement include: failure to timely make payments due under the Credit Agreement; material misrepresentations or misstatements under the Credit Agreement and other related agreements; failure to comply with covenants under the Credit Agreement and other related agreements; certain defaults in respect of other material indebtedness; insolvency or other related events; certain defaulted judgments; certain ERISA-related events; certain security interests or liens under the loan documents cease to be, or are challenged by the Company or any of its subsidiaries as not being, in full force and effect; any loan document or any material provision of the same ceases to be in full force and effect; and certain criminal indictments or convictions of any Loan Party. As of December 29, 2012, the Company was in compliance with all covenants under the Credit Agreement.

In August 2010, the Company executed a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Prior Credit Agreement”) and other definitive documentation for a $35 million secured credit facility (the “Prior Credit Facility”). Silicon Valley Bank was the lender under the Prior Credit Facility. The Prior Credit Facility was comprised of a term loan in the original principal amount of $25 million and a revolving line of credit with availability up to $10 million. The Prior Credit Facility had a final maturity date of June 30, 2014, and borrowings under the Prior Credit Facility were interest bearing, at the election of the Company, at LIBOR (with a floor of 1.25%) plus a margin from 2.00% to 3.00% per annum, or at the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate plus a margin from 1.00% to 2.00% per annum, based upon the Company’s maximum funded debt ratio. An unused revolving line fee of 0.375% per annum was payable on the undrawn committed amount of the revolving line of credit. Interest on outstanding borrowings under the term loan and the revolving line of credit was payable no less than quarterly and the outstanding principal of the term loan was amortized over four years and payable quarterly, with any outstanding amount under the Prior Credit Facility to be paid in full on the final maturity date. Borrowings under the Prior Credit Facility were secured by liens over all assets of the Company, including shares of stock in each of the Company’s subsidiaries. The Prior Credit Agreement required the Company to comply with a number of restrictive covenants, including financial covenants related to maximum funded debt to consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), as defined, liquidity, and consolidated fixed charge coverage ratios; negative pledge requirements; requirements to deliver quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements; requirements to maintain adequate insurances; prohibitions on changes in the business and disposition of the Company’s assets; and other customary covenants. The Company and Silicon Valley Bank entered into four amendments to the Prior Credit Agreement through March 2012. The Prior Credit Facility’s outstanding balance of $17.9 million was repaid in full in April 2012 through the proceeds of the loan borrowed from JP Morgan Chase Bank.

As of December 29, 2012, the Company had capital leases payable of $140,000.