Graham Corporation signs amended loan agreement

BATAVIA, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Graham Corporation (NYSE: GHM), a global company that designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the defense/space, power/new energy and chemical/petrochemical industries, today announced the modification of its five-year term loan and line of credit agreement suspending financial covenants until September 30, 2022.

The main terms of the amendment include the following:

  • Exemption from the maximum total leverage ratio and minimum fixed charge coverage requirements until September 30, 2022;

  • Reduced line of credit availability from $30 million to $15 million;

  • Requires a maximum net loss not to exceed $10 million for the twelve month period ending March 31, 2022;

  • Requires Adjusted EBITDA as defined by the Agreement of at least $2.0 million for the twelve month period ending June 30, 2022, and at least $2.25 million for the twelve month period months ending September 30, 2022; and

  • Requires a minimum cash requirement of $10 million until the date all financial reports for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 are delivered to the bank and $20 million thereafter.

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had no borrowings on its line of credit, down from borrowings of $9.75 million as of December 31, 2021. The balance of its term loan as of March 31, 2022 was 18 .5 million dollars. The amendment did not change the interest rate on the $20 million term loan or line of credit, which remains BSBY plus 1.5%.

Jeffrey Glajch, Chief Financial Officer, said:We believe this amendment gives us the flexibility to implement the changes needed to deliver on our long-term growth plans. Importantly, due to our strong cash generation, we were able to repay approximately $10 million of debt during the three months ended March 31, 2022. We believe this demonstrates that we have sufficient liquidity and are focused on the execution of our plan to increase profitability. .”

Financial covenants will revert to previous requirements beginning with the quarter ending December 31, 2022, including a funded debt leverage to adjusted EBITDA ratio of 3.0 to 1.0 and a fixed charge coverage ratio of at least 1.2 to 1. In addition, pursuant to the Amendment, the Company has agreed not to declare or pay any dividends prior to the date on which all financial reports for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 are delivered to the bank and such financial information confirms to the satisfaction of the bank that there is no default at that time, or whether a default would result from such a dividend.

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Graham is a global company that designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the defense/space, power/new energy and chemical/petrochemical industries. Graham and Barber-Nichols’ global brands are backed by world-renowned technical expertise in vacuum and heat transfer, cryogenics and turbomachinery technologies, as well as the company’s responsive and flexible service and unparalleled quality.

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Leslie M. Gill