Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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3 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2020
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
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The Company’s primary sources of liquidity are cash flows from operations and proceeds from its financing arrangements. Both operating cash flows and borrowing capacity under the Company’s financing arrangements are directly related to the levels of accounts receivable generated by its businesses. The Company’s operating cash flows consist primarily of collections of customer receivables offset by payments for payroll and related items for the Company’s contingent staff and in-house employees; federal, foreign, state and local taxes; and trade payables. The Company’s level of borrowing capacity under its financing arrangements increases or decreases in tandem with any change in accounts receivable based on revenue fluctuations.

The Company manages its cash flow and related liquidity on a global basis. The weekly payroll payments inclusive of employment-related taxes and payments to vendors are approximately $18.0 million. The Company generally targets minimum global liquidity to be approximately 1.5 times its average weekly requirements. The Company also maintains minimum effective cash balances in foreign operations and uses a multi-currency netting and overdraft facility for its European entities to further minimize overseas cash requirements.

On July 19, 2019, the Company amended and restated its long-term $115.0 million accounts receivable securitization program (“DZ Financing Program”) with DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschafsbank (“DZ Bank”), which was originally executed on January 25, 2018. The restated agreement allows for the inclusion of certain accounts receivable from originators in the United Kingdom, which adds an additional $5.0 - $7.0 million in borrowing availability. All other material terms and conditions of the original agreement remain substantially unchanged.

The DZ Financing Program is fully collateralized by certain receivables of the Company that are sold to a wholly-owned, consolidated, bankruptcy-remote subsidiary. To finance the purchase of such receivables, that subsidiary may request that DZ Bank make loans from time-to-time to that subsidiary which are secured by liens on those receivables.

On January 14, 2020, the Company executed an amendment to the DZ Financing Program. The modifications to the agreement were to (1) extend the Amortization Date, as defined under the DZ Financing Program, from January 25, 2021 to January 25, 2023; (2) extend the Facility Maturity Date, as defined under the DZ Financing Program, from July 25, 2021 to July 25, 2023; and (3) revise an existing covenant to maintain positive net income in any fiscal year ending after 2020. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged. 

Loan advances may be made under the DZ Financing Program through January 25, 2023 and all loans will mature no later than July 25, 2023. Loans will accrue interest (i) with respect to loans that are funded through the issuance of commercial paper notes, at the commercial paper (“CP”) rate, and (ii) otherwise, at a rate per annum equal to adjusted LIBOR. The CP rate will be based on the rates paid by the applicable lender on notes it issues to fund related loans. Adjusted LIBOR is based on LIBOR for the applicable interest period and the rate prescribed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for determining the reserve requirements with respect to Eurocurrency funding. If an event of default occurs, all loans shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the prime rate (the federal funds rate plus 3%) plus 2.5%.

The DZ Financing Program also includes a letter of credit sub-facility with a sub-limit of $35.0 million. As of February 2, 2020, the letter of credit participation was $24.2 million inclusive of $22.8 million for the Company’s casualty insurance program, $1.2 million for the security deposit required under certain real estate lease agreements and $0.2 million for the Company's corporate credit card program.

The DZ Financing Program contains customary representations and warranties as well as affirmative and negative covenants. The agreement also contains customary default, indemnification and termination provisions. The DZ Financing Program is not an off-balance sheet arrangement, as the bankruptcy-remote subsidiary is a 100%-owned consolidated subsidiary of the Company.

The Company is subject to certain financial and portfolio performance covenants under the DZ Financing Program, including (1) a minimum Tangible Net Worth, as defined under the DZ Financing Program, of at least $30.0 million through fiscal 2019, which increased to $40.0 million in fiscal 2020; (2) positive net income in any fiscal year ending after 2020; (3) maximum debt to tangible net worth ratio of 3:1; and (4) a minimum of $15.0 million in liquid assets, as defined under the DZ Financing Program. At February 2, 2020, the Company was in compliance with all debt covenants. At February 2, 2020, there was $11.3 million of borrowing availability, as defined under the DZ Financing Program.

At February 2, 2020, the Company had outstanding borrowings under the DZ Financing Program of $55.0 million with a weighted average annual interest rate of 3.5% during the first quarter of fiscal 2020. At January 27, 2019, the Company had outstanding borrowings under the DZ Financing program of $55.0 million, with a weighted average annual rate of 4.1% during the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on March 12, 2020, the Company executed an amendment to the DZ Financing Program. The modifications to the agreement were to revise an existing covenant to maintain a Tangible Net Worth, as defined, from $40.0 million to $35.0 million through the Company’s fiscal quarter ending on or about July 31, 2020 and at least $40.0 million in each quarter thereafter. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.    

Long-term debt consists of the following (in thousands):
 
February 2, 2020
 
November 3, 2019
Financing programs
$
55,000

 
$
55,000

Less:
 
 
 
Deferred financing fees
1,169

 
1,106

Total long-term debt, net
$
53,831

 
$
53,894