SEC Filings

10-Q
LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC filed this Form 10-Q on 10/30/2017
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LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS, INC.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts

NOTE 9 — PRODUCT WARRANTY COSTS
The changes in the carrying amount of product warranty accruals are as follows:
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2017
 
2016
Balance at beginning of year
$
21,053

 
$
19,469

Accruals for warranties
8,118

 
9,222

Settlements
(8,672
)
 
(8,529
)
Foreign currency translation and other adjustments (1)
2,368

 
111

Balance at September 30
$
22,867

 
$
20,273

(1)  At September 30, 2017, Foreign currency translation and other adjustments includes $2,114 in an acquired liability related to the Air Liquide Welding acquisition as discussed in Note 3 to the consolidated financial statements.

NOTE 10 DEBT
Revolving Credit Agreement
The Company has a line of credit totaling $400,000 through the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement has a five-year term and may be increased, subject to certain conditions, by an additional amount up to $100,000. The interest rate on borrowings is based on either the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") or the prime rate, plus a spread based on the Company’s leverage ratio, at the Company’s election. The Company amended and restated the Credit Agreement on June 30, 2017, extending the maturity of the line of credit to June 30, 2022. The Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative, negative and financial covenants for credit facilities of this type, including limitations on the Company and its subsidiaries with respect to liens, investments, distributions, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions of assets, transactions with affiliates and a fixed charges coverage ratio and total leverage ratio.  As of September 30, 2017, the Company was in compliance with all of its covenants and had no outstanding borrowings under the Credit Agreement. 
Senior Unsecured Notes
On April 1, 2015, the Company entered into a Note Purchase Agreement pursuant to which it issued senior unsecured notes (the "2015 Notes") in the aggregate principal amount of $350,000 through a private placement. The proceeds were used for general corporate purposes. The 2015 Notes, as shown in the table below, have original maturities ranging from 10 to 30 years with a weighted average effective interest rate of 3.5%, excluding accretion of original issuance costs, and an initial average tenure of 19 years. Interest is payable semi-annually. The 2015 Notes contain certain affirmative and negative covenants. As of September 30, 2017, the Company was in compliance with all of its debt covenants relating to the 2015 Notes.
The maturity and interest rates of the 2015 Notes are as follows:
 
Amount
 
Maturity Date
 
Interest Rate
Series A
$
100,000

 
August 20, 2025
 
3.15
%
Series B
100,000

 
August 20, 2030
 
3.35
%
Series C
50,000

 
April 1, 2035
 
3.61
%
Series D
100,000

 
April 1, 2045
 
4.02
%
On October 20, 2016, the Company entered into a Note Purchase Agreement pursuant to which it issued senior unsecured notes (the "2016 Notes") in the aggregate principal amount of $350,000 through a private placement. The proceeds are being used for general corporate purposes. The 2016 Notes, as shown in the table below, have original maturities ranging from 12 to 25 years with a weighted average effective interest rate of 3.1%, excluding accretion of original issuance costs, and an initial average tenure of 18 years. Interest is payable semi-annually. The 2016 Notes contain certain affirmative and negative covenants. As of September 30, 2017, the Company was in compliance with all of its debt covenants relating to the 2016 Notes.

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