Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Apr. 29, 2017

5.  Debt    


In 2014, The Men's Wearhouse entered into a term loan credit agreement that provides for a senior secured term loan in the aggregate principal amount of $1.1 billion (the “Term Loan”) and a $500.0 million asset-based revolving credit agreement (the “ABL Facility”, and together with the Term Loan, the “Credit Facilities”) with certain of our U.S. subsidiaries and Moores the Suit People Inc., one of our Canadian subsidiaries, as co-borrowers. Proceeds from the Term Loan were reduced by an $11.0 million original issue discount (“OID”), which is presented as a reduction of the outstanding balance on the Term Loan on the balance sheet and will be amortized to interest expense over the contractual life of the Term Loan. In addition, in 2014, The Men’s Wearhouse issued $600.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “Senior Notes”).


The Credit Facilities and the Senior Notes contain customary non-financial and financial covenants, including fixed charge coverage ratios, total leverage ratios and secured leverage ratios, as well as a restriction on our ability to pay dividends on our common stock in excess of $10.0 million per quarter. Since entering into these financing arrangements and as of April 29, 2017, our total leverage ratio and secured leverage ratio were above the maximums specified in the agreements, which was anticipated when we entered into these arrangements. As a result, we are currently subject to certain additional restrictions, including limitations on our ability to make significant acquisitions and incur additional indebtedness.  Currently, we believe our total leverage ratio and secured leverage ratio will move below the maximums specified in the agreements during fiscal 2018, which will result in the elimination of these additional restrictions.  In addition, in accordance with the terms of the Credit Facilities, we made a mandatory excess cash flow prepayment offer of $4.6 million to the Term Loan lenders prior to April 28, 2017.  On May 2, 2017, the entire $4.6 million prepayment was made together with normal principal and interest payments on the Term Loan.


Credit Facilities


The Term Loan is guaranteed, jointly and severally, by Tailored Brands, Inc. and certain of our U.S. subsidiaries and will mature in June 2021.  The interest rate on the Term Loan is based on 1-month LIBOR, which was approximately 1.00% at April 29, 2017.  The Term Loan interest rate is subject to a LIBOR floor of 1% per annum, plus the applicable margin which is currently 3.50%, resulting in a total interest rate of 4.50%.  In January 2015, we entered into an interest rate swap agreement, in which the variable rate payments due under a portion of the Term Loan were exchanged for a fixed rate.  In April 2017, we entered into an additional interest rate swap agreement to exchange variable rate payments under a portion of the Term Loan for a fixed rate.  At April 29, 2017, the total notional amount under our interest rate swaps is $550.0 million.  See Note 14 for additional information on our interest rate swaps.


In 2015, The Men's Wearhouse entered into Incremental Facility Agreement No. 1 (the “Incremental Agreement”) resulting in a refinancing of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan from a variable rate to a fixed rate of 5.0% per annum.  The Incremental Agreement did not impact the total amount borrowed under the Term Loan, the maturity date of the Term Loan, or collateral and guarantees under the Term Loan. 


As a result of our interest rate swaps and the Incremental Agreement, we have converted a significant portion of the variable interest rate under the Term Loan to a fixed rate and, as of April 29, 2017, the Term Loan had a weighted average interest rate of 5.10%.  


The ABL Facility provides for a senior secured revolving credit facility of $500.0 million, with possible future increases to $650.0 million under an expansion feature that matures in June 2019, and is guaranteed, jointly and severally, by Tailored Brands, Inc. and certain of our U.S. subsidiaries. The ABL Facility has several borrowing and interest rate options including the following indices:  (i) adjusted LIBOR, (ii) Canadian Dollar Offered Rate (“CDOR”) rate, (iii) Canadian prime rate or (iv) an alternate base rate (equal to the greater of the prime rate, the federal funds effective rate plus 0.5% or adjusted LIBOR for a one-month period plus 1.0%). Advances under the ABL Facility bear interest at a rate per annum using the applicable indices plus a varying interest rate margin of up to 2.00%.  The ABL Facility also provides for fees applicable to amounts available to be drawn under outstanding letters of credit which range from 1.50% to 2.00%, and a fee on unused commitments which ranges from 0.25% to 0.375%. As of April 29, 2017, there were no borrowings outstanding under the ABL Facility.  During the three months ended April 29, 2017, the maximum borrowing outstanding under the ABL Facility was $34.7 million.


We utilize letters of credit primarily as collateral for workers compensation claims and to secure inventory purchases.  At April 29, 2017, letters of credit totaling approximately $31.9 million were issued and outstanding. Borrowings available under the ABL Facility as of April 29, 2017 were $468.1 million.


Senior Notes


The Senior Notes are guaranteed, jointly and severally, on an unsecured basis by Tailored Brands, Inc. and certain of our U.S. subsidiaries. The Senior Notes and the related guarantees are senior unsecured obligations of the Company and the guarantors, respectively, and will rank equally with all of the Company's and each guarantor's present and future senior indebtedness. The Senior Notes will mature in July 2022.  Interest on the Senior Notes is payable in January and July of each year. 


Long-Term Debt


During the first quarter of 2017, we repurchased and retired $7.4 million in face value of Senior Notes through open market transactions, which were consummated via borrowings on our ABL Facility.  As a result, we recorded a net gain on extinguishment totaling $0.7 million, which is included as a separate line in the condensed consolidated statement of earnings.  The net gain on extinguishment reflects a $0.8 million gain upon repurchase partially offset by the elimination of unamortized deferred financing costs totaling $0.1 million related to the Senior Notes.  Subsequent to the end of the first quarter of 2017, we repurchased and retired an additional $17.5 million in face value of Senior Notes through open market transactions, which were consummated via borrowings on our ABL Facility and subsequently repaid. 


The following table provides details on our long-term debt as of April 29, 2017,  April 30, 2016 and January 28, 2017 (in thousands):














April 29,


April 30,


January 28,










Term Loan (net of unamortized OID of $3.9 million at April 29, 2017, $5.1 million at April 30, 2016, and $4.1 million at January 28, 2017











Senior Notes











Less: Deferred financing costs related to the Term Loan and Senior Notes











Total long-term debt, net











Current portion of long-term debt











Total long-term debt, net of current portion