|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
Contractual minimum principal payments required on our debt, net of unamortized discount, by type, for each of the five years subsequent to December 31, 2018 and thereafter are shown below (in thousands):
The minimum contractual payments set forth in the table above may differ from actual payments due to the timing of principal payments required upon (1) the sale of real estate assets that serve as collateral on certain debt (release payments) and (2) cash collections of pledged or transferred notes receivable.
Lines-of-Credit and Notes Payable
We have outstanding borrowings with various financial institutions and other lenders. Financial data related to our lines of credit and notes payable (other than receivable-backed notes payable) as of December 31, 2018 and 2017 was as follows (dollars in thousands):
2013 Notes Payable. In March 2013, we issued $75.0 million of senior secured notes (the “2013 Notes Payable”) in a private financing transaction. The 2013 Notes Payable are secured by certain of our assets, including primarily the cash flows from the residual interests relating to certain term securitizations and the VOI inventory in the BG Club 36 resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pursuant to the terms of the 2013 Notes Payable, we are required to periodically pledge reacquired VOI inventory in the BG Club 36 resort. We may also pledge additional residual interests from other term securitizations. In September 2016, the 2013 Notes Payable were amended to reduce the interest rate from 8.05% to 5.50%. The 2013 Notes Payable mature in March 2020. The terms of the 2013 Notes Payable include certain covenants and events of default, which management considers to be customary for transactions of this type. The proceeds from the 2013 Notes Payable were used to fund a portion of the consideration paid to our former shareholders in connection with BBX Capital’s April 2013 acquisition of all of our then outstanding shares not owned by BBX Capital.
Pacific Western Term Loan. We had a non-revolving term loan (the “Pacific Western Term Loan”) with Pacific Western Bank, as successor-by-merger to CapitalSource Bank, secured by unsold inventory and undeveloped land at the Bluegreen Odyssey Dells Resort. During 2018, the Pacific Western Term Loan was paid in full and there is no outstanding balance.
Fifth Third Bank Note Payable. In April 2008, we entered into a note payable with Fifth Third Bank to finance an acquisition of real estate. The Fifth Third Bank Note Payable matures in August 2021. Principal and interest on amounts outstanding under the Fifth Third Bank Note Payable are payable monthly through maturity. The interest rate under the note equals the 30-day LIBOR plus 3.00%.
NBA Line of Credit. Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations had a revolving line of credit with NBA (the “NBA Line of Credit”) with a borrowing limit of $20 million. The NBA Line of Credit provided for a revolving advance period expiring in September 2020 and maturity in March 2025 and was secured by unsold inventory and a building under construction at Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations’ The Cliffs at Long Creek Resort. Interest payments were paid monthly. Principal payments were effected through release payments upon sales of VOIs in The Cliffs at Long Creek Resort that served as collateral for the NBA Line of Credit, subject to mandatory principal reductions. During 2018, the NBA Line of Credit was paid in full and there is no outstanding balance. The availability of this line has been transferred to the NBA Receivables Facility described below.
NBA Éilan Loan. On April 17, 2018, we purchased the Éilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, Texas for $34.3 million. In connection with the acquisition, we entered into a non-revolving acquisition loan (the “NBA Éilan Loan”) with NBA. The NBA Éilan Loan provides for advances of up to $27.5 million, $24.3 million of which was used to fund the acquisition of the resort, $1.7 million which was used to fund certain improvement costs and up to an additional $1.5 million, which may be drawn upon through April 2019, to fund certain future improvement costs. Principal payments will be effected through release payments from sales of VOIs at Éilan Hotel & Spa that serve as collateral for the NBA Éilan Loan, subject to a minimum amortization schedule, with the remaining balance due at maturity in April 2023. Borrowings under the NBA Éilan Loan bear interest at an annual rate equal to one-month LIBOR plus 3.25%, subject to a floor of 4.75%. As of December 31, 2018, there was $25.6 million outstanding on the NBA Éilan Loan.
Fifth Third Syndicated Line-of-Credit and Fifth Third Syndicated Term Loan. In December 2016, we entered into a $100.0 million syndicated credit facility with Fifth Third Bank, as administrative agent and lead arranger, and certain other bank participants as lenders. The facility includes a $25.0 million term loan (the “Fifth Third Syndicated Term Loan”) with quarterly amortization requirements and a $75.0 million revolving line of credit (the “Fifth Third Syndicated Line-of-Credit”). Amounts borrowed under the facility generally bear interest at LIBOR plus 2.75% - 3.75% depending on our leverage ratio, are collateralized by certain of our VOI inventory, sales center buildings, management fees and short-term receivables, and will mature in December 2021. As of December 31, 2018, outstanding borrowings under the facility totaled $77.5 million, including $22.5 million under the Fifth Third Syndicated Term Loan and $55.0 million under the Fifth Third Syndicated Line of Credit.
Receivable-Backed Notes Payable
Financial data related to our receivable-backed notes payable facilities was as follows (dollars in thousands):
Liberty Bank Facility. Since 2008, we have maintained a revolving VOI notes receivable hypothecation facility with Liberty Bank (the “Liberty Bank Facility”) which provides for advances on eligible receivables pledged under the Liberty Bank Facility, subject to specified terms and conditions, during a revolving credit period. On March 12, 2018, the Liberty Bank Facility was amended and restated to extend the revolving credit period from March 2018 to March 2020, extend the maturity date from November 2020 until March 2023, and amend the interest rate on borrowings as described below. Subject to its terms and conditions, the Liberty Bank Facility provides for advances of (i) 85% of the unpaid principal balance of Qualified Timeshare Loans assigned to agent, and (ii) 60% of the unpaid principal balance of Non-Conforming Qualified Timeshare Loans assigned to agent, during the revolving credit period of the facility. Maximum permitted outstanding borrowings under the Liberty Bank Facility are $50.0 million, subject to the terms of the facility. Through March 31, 2018, borrowings under the Liberty Bank Facility accrued interest at the Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) Prime Rate plus 0.50% per annum, subject to a 4.00% floor. Pursuant to the March 2018 amendment to the Liberty Bank Facility, effective April 1, 2018, all borrowings outstanding under the facility accrue interest at the WSJ Prime Rate subject to a 4.00% floor. Subject to the terms of the facility, principal and interest due under the Liberty Bank Facility are paid as cash is collected on the pledged receivables, with the remaining balance being due by maturity.
NBA Receivables Facility. Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations has a revolving VOI hypothecation facility (the “NBA Receivables Facility”) with National Bank of Arizona (“NBA”). The NBA Receivables Facility provides for advances at a rate of 85% on eligible receivables pledged under the facility, subject to eligible collateral and specified terms and conditions, during a revolving credit period expiring in 2020 and allows for maximum borrowings of up to $70 million. The maturity date for the facility is March 2025. The interest rate applicable to future borrowings under the NBA Receivables Facility is equal to the 30-day LIBOR plus 2.75% (with an interest rate floor of 3.50%). Subject to the terms of the facility, principal and interest payments received on pledged receivables are applied to principal and interest due under the facility, with the remaining outstanding balance being due by maturity.
Pacific Western Facility. We have a revolving VOI notes receivable hypothecation facility (the “Pacific Western Facility”) with Pacific Western Bank, which provides for advances on eligible VOI notes receivable pledged under the facility, subject to specified terms and conditions, during a revolving credit period. Maximum outstanding borrowings under the Pacific Western Facility are $40.0 million, subject to eligible collateral and customary terms and conditions. On August 15, 2018, the Pacific Western Facility was amended to extend the revolving advance period from September 2018 through September 2021 and the maturity date from September 2021 until September 2024 (in each case, subject to an additional 12-month extension at the option of Pacific Western Bank). Eligible “A” VOI notes receivable that meet certain eligibility and FICO score requirements, which we believe are typically consistent with loans originated under our current credit underwriting standards, are subject to an 85% advance rate. The Pacific Western Facility also allows for certain eligible “B” VOI notes receivable (which have less stringent FICO score requirements) to be funded at a 53% advance rate. In addition, pursuant to the August 2018 amendment, effective September 21, 2018, all borrowings outstanding under the Pacific Western Facility accrue interest at an annual rate equal to 30-day LIBOR plus 3.00%; provided, however, that a portion of the borrowings, to the extent such borrowings are in excess of established debt minimums, will accrue interest at 30-day LIBOR plus 2.75%. Subject to the terms of the facility, principal repayments and interest on borrowings under the Pacific Western Facility are paid as cash is collected on the pledged VOI notes receivable, subject to future required decreases in the advance rates after the end of the revolving advance period, with the remaining outstanding balance being due by maturity.
KeyBank/DZ Purchase Facility. We have a VOI notes receivable purchase facility (the “KeyBank/DZ Purchase Facility”) with DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt AM Main (“DZ”), and KeyBank National Association (“KeyBank”) which permits maximum outstanding financings of $80.0 million, with an advance period expiring in December 2019 and an advance rate of 80%. The KeyBank/DZ Purchase Facility will mature and all outstanding amounts will become due 36 months after the revolving advance period has expired, or earlier under certain circumstances set forth in the facility. Interest on amounts outstanding under the facility is tied to an applicable index rate of the LIBOR rate, in the case of amounts funded by KeyBank, and a cost of funds rate or commercial paper rates, in the case of amounts funded by or through DZ. The interest rate payable under the facility is the applicable index rate plus 2.75% until the expiration of the revolving advance period and thereafter will be the applicable index rate plus 4.75%. Subject to the terms of the facility, we will receive the excess cash flows generated by the VOI notes receivable sold (excess meaning after payments of customary fees, interest and principal under the facility) until the expiration of the VOI notes receivable advance period, at which point all of the excess cash flow will be paid to the note holders until the outstanding balance is reduced to zero. While ownership of the VOI notes receivable included in the facility is transferred and sold for legal purposes, the transfer of these VOI notes receivable is accounted for as a secured borrowing for financial reporting purposes. The facility is nonrecourse and is not guaranteed by us.
Quorum Purchase Facility. We and Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations have a VOI notes receivable purchase facility (the “Quorum Purchase Facility”) with Quorum Federal Credit Union (“Quorum”), pursuant to which Quorum has agreed to purchase eligible VOI notes receivable in an amount of up to an aggregate $50.0 million purchase price, subject to certain conditions precedent and other terms of the facility. On April 6, 2018, the Quorum Purchase Facility was amended to extend the revolving purchase period from June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2020 and provide for a fixed interest rate of 4.95% per annum on advances made through September 30, 2018. The interest rate on advances made after September 30, 2018 are set at the time of funding based on rates mutually agreed upon by all parties. The amendment also reduced the loan purchase fee applicable to advances from 0.50% to 0.25% and extended the maturity of the Quorum Purchase Facility from December 2030 to December 2032. Of the amounts outstanding under the Quorum Purchase Facility at December 31, 2018, $4.5 million accrues interest at a rate per annum of 4.75%, $31.1 million accrues interest at a rate per annum of 4.95%, $2.5 million accrues interest at a rate per annum of 5.0%, and $2.0 million accrues interest at a rate per annum of 5.50%. The Quorum Purchase Facility provides for an 85% advance rate on eligible receivables sold under the facility, however Quorum can modify this advance rate on future purchases subject to the terms and conditions of the Quorum Purchase Facility. Eligibility requirements for VOI notes receivable sold include, among others, that the obligors under the VOI notes receivable sold be members of Quorum at the time of the note sale. Subject to performance of the collateral, we or Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations, as applicable, will receive any excess cash flows generated by the VOI notes receivable transferred to Quorum under the facility (excess meaning after payment of customary fees, interest and principal under the facility) on a pro-rata basis as borrowers make payments on their VOI notes receivable. While ownership of the VOI notes receivable included in the Quorum Purchase Facility is transferred and sold for legal purposes, the transfer of these VOI notes receivable is accounted for as a secured borrowing for financial reporting purposes. The facility is nonrecourse and is not guaranteed by us.
2017 Term Securitization. On June 6, 2017, we completed a private offering and sale of approximately $120.2 million of investment-grade, VOI receivable-backed notes (the “2017 Term Securitization”). The 2017 Term Securitization consisted of the issuance of two tranches of VOI receivable-backed notes: approximately $88.8 million of Class A notes and approximately $31.4 million of Class B notes with note interest rates of 2.95% and 3.59%, respectively, which blended to an overall weighted average note interest rate of approximately 3.12%. The gross advance rate for this transaction was 88%. The notes mature in October 2032.
The amount of the VOI notes receivable sold to BXG Receivables Note Trust 2017 (the “2017 Trust”) was approximately $136.5 million. The gross proceeds of such sales to the 2017 Trust were $120.2 million. A portion of the proceeds was used to: repay KeyBank and DZ $32.3 million, representing all amounts then outstanding (including accrued interest) under the KeyBank/DZ Purchase Facility; repay Liberty Bank approximately $26.8 million (including accrued interest) under the Liberty Bank Facility; capitalize a reserve fund; and pay fees and expenses associated with the transaction. In April 2017, Bluegreen, as servicer, redeemed the notes related to BXG Receivables Note Trust 2010-A for approximately $10.0 million, and certain of the VOI notes receivable in such trust were sold to the 2017 Trust in connection with the 2017 Term Securitization. The remainder of the proceeds from the 2017 Term Securitization were used for general corporate purposes.
While ownership of the VOI notes receivable included in the 2017 Term Securitization is transferred and sold for legal purposes, the transfer of these VOI notes receivable is accounted for as a secured borrowing for financial accounting purposes. Accordingly, no gain or loss was recognized as a result of this transaction. Subject to the performance of the collateral, we will receive any excess cash flows generated by the VOI notes receivable transferred under the 2017 Term Securitization (excess meaning after payments of customary fees, interest, and principal under the 2017 Term Securitization) on a pro-rata basis as borrowers make payments on their VOI notes receivable.
While ownership of the VOI receivables included in the 2018 Term Securitization is transferred and sold for legal purposes, the transfer of these VOI receivables is accounted for as a secured borrowing for financial accounting purposes. Accordingly, no gain or loss was recognized as a result of the transaction.
Other Non-Recourse Receivable-Backed Notes Payable. In addition to the above described facilities, we have a number of other nonrecourse receivable-backed notes payable facilities, as set forth in the table above. During 2018, we repaid $51.0 million under these additional receivable-backed notes payable facilities. During 2017, we repaid $62.0 million under these additional receivable-backed notes payable facilities, including the payment in full of the notes payable issued in connection with the 2010 Term Securitization. During 2017, we wrote off the related unamortized debt issuance cost of $0.3 million.
Junior Subordinated Debentures
We have formed statutory business trusts (collectively, the "Trusts"), each of which issued trust preferred securities as part of a larger pooled trust securities offering which was not registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and invested the proceeds thereof in its junior subordinated debentures. The Trusts are variable interest entities in which we are not the primary beneficiary as defined by ASC 810. Accordingly, we do not consolidate the operations of the Trusts; instead, our beneficial interests in the Trusts are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. Our maximum exposure to loss as a result of our involvement with the Trusts is limited to the carrying amount of our equity method investment. Distributions on the trust preferred securities are cumulative and based upon the liquidation value of the trust preferred security. The trust preferred securities are subject to mandatory redemption, in whole or in part, upon repayment of the junior subordinated debentures at maturity or their earlier redemption. The junior subordinated debentures are redeemable in whole or in part at our option at any time. In addition, we made an initial equity contribution to each Trust in exchange for its common securities, all of which are owned by us, and those proceeds were also used by the applicable Trust to purchase an identical amount of junior subordinated debentures from us. The terms of each Trust’s common securities are nearly identical to the trust preferred securities.
Interest on the junior subordinated debentures and distributions on the trust preferred securities are payable quarterly in arrears at the same interest rate.
We had the following junior subordinated debentures outstanding at December 31, 2018 (dollars in thousands):
We had the following junior subordinated debentures outstanding at December 31, 2017 (dollars in thousands):
As of December 31, 2018, we were in compliance with all financial debt covenants under our debt instruments. We had availability of approximately $193.3 million under our receivable-backed purchase and credit facilities, inventory lines of credit and corporate credit line, subject to eligible collateral and the terms of the facilities, as applicable, as of December 31, 2018.
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