Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2015
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
Future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases for office facilities and automobiles with terms in excess of one year consisted of the following (in thousands):
As of December 31, 2015 and 2014, deferred rent totaled $4.3 million and $3.1 million, respectively, and the noncurrent portion is included in defered rent and other liabilities and the current portion is included in accounts payable and accrued expenses in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. Rental expense was $17.8 million, $16.7 million and $15.7 million for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively and is included in selling, general, and administrative expense in the accompanying consolidated statements of net and comprehensive income.
Certain facility leases provide for rental escalations related to increases in the lessors’ direct operating expenses.
The Company subleases certain office space to subtenants. The rental income received from these subleases is included as a reduction of rental expense and was not material for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
On June 18, 2014, the Company entered into a Credit Agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Bank”), dated as of June 1, 2014 (the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement provides for a $60.0 million principal amount senior secured revolving credit facility that is guaranteed by all of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries (the “Credit Facility”), which would have originally matured on June 1, 2017. The Company may borrow, repay and reborrow amounts under the Credit Facility until its maturity date, at which time all amounts outstanding under the Credit Facility must be repaid in full. In connection with executing the Credit Agreement, the Company paid bank fees and other expenses in the aggregate amount of $224,000, which are being amortized over the term of the Credit Agreement. The Company must pay a commitment fee of up to 0.1% per annum, payable quarterly commencing on July 1, 2014, based on the amount of unutilized commitments under the Credit Facility. The amortization and commitment fee is included in interest expense in the accompanying consolidated statements of net and comprehensive income was $130,000 and $76,000 during the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. As of December 31, 2015, there were no amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement.
Borrowings under the Credit Agreement are available for general corporate purposes and working capital. The Credit Facility includes a $10.0 million sublimit for the issuance of standby letters of credit of which $533,000 was utilized at December 31, 2015. Borrowings under the Credit Facility will bear interest, at the Company’s option, at either the (i) Base Rate (defined as the highest of (a) the Bank’s prime rate, (b) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1.5% and (c) one-month LIBOR plus 1.5%), or (ii) at a variable rate between 0.875% and 1.125% above LIBOR, based upon the total funded debt to EBITDA ratio.
The Credit Facility contains customary covenants, including financial and other covenants reporting requirements and events of default. Financial covenants require the Company, on a combined basis with its guarantors, to maintain (i) an EBITDAR Coverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) of not less than 1.25:1.0 as of each quarter end on a rolling 4-quarter basis and (ii) total funded debt to EBITDA not greater than 2.0:1.0 as of each quarter end on a rolling 4-quarter basis. The Credit Facility is secured by substantially all assets of the Company, including pledges of 100% of the stock or other equity interest of each subsidiary except for the capital stock of a controlled foreign corporation (as defined in the Internal Revenue Code). As of December 31, 2015, the Company was in compliance with all financial and non-financial covenants.
On August 21, 2015, the Company extended the Credit Agreement, which now matures on June 1, 2018. No other changes to the original terms. In connection with the Credit Agreement extension, the Company paid bank fees and other expenses in the aggregate amount of $35,000, which are being amortized over the extended term of the Credit Agreement. The amortization and commitment fee is included in interest expense in the accompanying consolidated statements of net and comprehensive income.
The Company is subject to various legal proceeding and claims that arise in the ordinary course of business, some of which involve claims for damages that are substantial in amount. Most of these litigation matters are covered by insurance which contain deductibles, exclusions, claim limits and aggregate policy limits. While the ultimate liability for these legal proceeding cannot be determined, the Company reviews the need for its accrual for loss contingencies quarterly and records an accrual for litigation related losses where the likelihood of loss is both probable and estimable. The Company believes that the ultimate resolution of the legal proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or results of operations. The Company accrues legal fees for litigation as the legal services are provided.
In connection with certain agreements with investment sales and financing professionals, the Company may agree to advance amounts to its investment and sales financing professionals upon reaching certain performance goals. In January 2016, the Company advanced $950,000 to its investment sales and financing professionals that met their performance goals during 2015.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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