Navios Repays $198mln Debt Early
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced the repayment of its Term Loan B on October 18, 2019.
The tanker shipping company said that the outstanding balance of the Term Loan B was USD 196.8 million at June 30, 2019 and was repayable in June 2020.
Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Acquisition stated, “We are pleased with the repayment of the Term Loan B as we devoted a great deal of effort to achieving this result. Through a combination of sale-and-leaseback transactions, commercial bank debt and cash, we extended the maturities of our debt through 2027, reduced our cost of capital and strengthened our balance sheet.”
The outstanding balance of the Term Loan B at June 30, 2019 was $196.8 million and was repayable in June 2020.
Navios Acquisition funded the repayment as follows: 1) $153.0 million financing through sale and leaseback transactions. The sale and leaseback transactions have average (a) amortization profile of approximately 17 years on an age-adjusted basis, (b) annual interest of LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 335 bps to 360 bps and (c) maturity of 6 years; 2) $31.8 million financing from commercial bank, with (a) amortization profile of approximately 10 years on an age-adjusted basis, (b) annual interest of LIBOR plus 280 bps, and (c) maturity of 1 year; and 3) $12.0 million from cash on balance sheet.