Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt

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Long-Term Debt
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(5)Long-Term Debt

 

Long-term debt was as follows at December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017 (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

December 31, 2016

    

March 31, 2017

 

Antero:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank credit facility(a)

 

$

440,000

 

 

520,000

 

5.375% senior notes due 2021(b)

 

 

1,000,000

 

 

1,000,000

 

5.125% senior notes due 2022(c)

 

 

1,100,000

 

 

1,100,000

 

5.625% senior notes due 2023(d)

 

 

750,000

 

 

750,000

 

5.00% senior notes due 2025(e)

 

 

600,000

 

 

600,000

 

Net unamortized premium

 

 

1,749

 

 

1,721

 

Net unamortized debt issuance costs

 

 

(37,690)

 

 

(36,598)

 

Antero Midstream:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank credit facility(g)

 

 

210,000

 

 

200,000

 

5.375% senior notes due 2024(h)

 

 

650,000

 

 

650,000

 

Net unamortized debt issuance costs

 

 

(10,086)

 

 

(9,821)

 

 

 

$

4,703,973

 

 

4,775,302

 


Antero Resources Corporation

 

(a)Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility

 

Antero has a senior secured revolving bank credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with a consortium of bank lenders.  Borrowings under the Credit Facility are subject to borrowing base limitations based on the collateral value of Antero’s assets and are subject to regular semiannual redeterminations.  At March 31, 2017, the borrowing base was $4.75 billion and lender commitments were $4.0 billion.  In April 2017, the borrowing base was reaffirmed at $4.75 billion, and lender commitments remain at $4.0 billion.  The next redetermination of the borrowing base is scheduled to occur in October 2017.  The maturity date of the Credit Facility is May 5, 2019.

 

The Credit Facility is ratably secured by mortgages on substantially all of Antero’s properties and guarantees from Antero’s restricted subsidiaries, as applicable.  The Credit Facility contains certain covenants, including restrictions on indebtedness and dividends, and requirements with respect to working capital and interest coverage ratios.  Interest is payable at a variable rate based on LIBOR or the prime rate,  determined by Antero’s election at the time of borrowing.  Antero was in compliance with all of the financial covenants under the Credit Facility as of December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

 

As of March 31, 2017, Antero had a total outstanding balance under the Credit Facility of $520 million, with a weighted average interest rate of 2.75%, and outstanding letters of credit of $710 million.  As of December 31, 2016, Antero had an outstanding balance under the Credit Facility of $440 million, with a weighted average interest rate of 2.44%, and outstanding letters of credit of $710 million.  Commitment fees on the unused portion of the Credit Facility are due quarterly at rates ranging from 0.375% to 0.50% of the unused portion based on utilization.

 

(b)5.375% Senior Notes Due 2021

 

On November 5, 2013, Antero issued $1 billion of 5.375% senior notes due November 21, 2021 (the “2021 notes”) at par.  The 2021 notes are unsecured and effectively subordinated to the Credit Facility to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the Credit Facility.  The 2021 notes rank pari passu to Antero’s other outstanding senior notes.  The 2021 notes are guaranteed on a full and unconditional and joint and several senior unsecured basis by Antero’s wholly-owned subsidiaries and certain of its future restricted subsidiaries.  Interest on the 2021 notes is payable on May 1 and November 1 of each year.  Antero may redeem all or part of the 2021 notes at any time at redemption prices ranging from 104.031% currently to 100.00% on or after November 1, 2019.  If Antero undergoes a change of control, the holders of the 2021 notes will have the right to require Antero to repurchase all or a portion of the notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the 2021 notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

 

(c)5.125% Senior Notes Due 2022

 

On May 6, 2014, Antero issued $600 million of 5.125% senior notes due December 1, 2022 (the “2022 notes”) at par.  On September 18, 2014, Antero issued an additional $500 million of the 2022 notes at 100.5% of par.  The 2022 notes are unsecured and effectively subordinated to the Credit Facility to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the Credit Facility.  The 2022 notes rank pari passu to Antero’s other outstanding senior notes.  The 2022 notes are guaranteed on a full and unconditional and joint and several senior unsecured basis by Antero’s wholly-owned subsidiaries and certain of its future restricted subsidiaries.  Interest on the 2022 notes is payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year.  Antero may redeem all or part of the 2022 notes at any time on or after June 1, 2017 at redemption prices ranging from 103.844% on or after June 1, 2017 to 100.00% on or after June 1, 2020.  In addition, on or before June 1, 2017, Antero may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2022 notes with the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings, if certain conditions are met, at a redemption price of 105.125% of the principal amount of the 2022 notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.  At any time prior to June 1, 2017, Antero may also redeem the 2022 notes, in whole or in part, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2022 notes plus a “make-whole” premium and accrued and unpaid interest.  If Antero undergoes a change of control, the holders of the 2022 notes will have the right to require Antero to repurchase all or a portion of the notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the 2022 notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

 

(d)5.625% Senior Notes Due 2023

 

On March 17, 2015, Antero issued $750 million of 5.625% senior notes due June 1, 2023 (the “2023 notes”) at par.  The 2023 notes are unsecured and effectively subordinated to the Credit Facility to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the Credit Facility.  The 2023 notes rank pari passu to Antero’s other outstanding senior notes.  The 2023 notes are guaranteed on a full and unconditional and joint and several senior unsecured basis by Antero’s wholly-owned subsidiaries and certain of its future restricted subsidiaries.  Interest on the 2023 notes is payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year.  Antero may redeem all or part of the 2023 notes at any time on or after June 1, 2018 at redemption prices ranging from 104.219% on or after June 1, 2018 to 100.00% on or after June 1, 2021.  In addition, on or before June 1, 2018, Antero may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2023 notes with the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings, if certain conditions are met, at a redemption price of 105.625% of the principal amount of the 2023 notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.  At any time prior to June 1, 2018, Antero may also redeem the 2023 notes, in whole or in part, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2023 notes plus a “make-whole” premium and accrued and unpaid interest.  If Antero undergoes a change of control, the holders of the 2023 notes will have the right to require Antero to repurchase all or a portion of the notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the 2023 notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

 

(e) 5.00% Senior Notes Due 2025

 

On December 21, 2016, Antero issued $600 million of 5.00% senior notes due March 1, 2025 (the “2025 notes”) at par.  The 2025 notes are unsecured and effectively subordinated to the Credit Facility to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the Credit Facility.  The 2025 notes rank pari passu to Antero’s other outstanding senior notes.  The 2025 notes are guaranteed on a full and unconditional and joint and several senior unsecured basis by Antero’s wholly-owned subsidiaries and certain of its future restricted subsidiaries.  Interest on the 2025 notes is payable on March 1 and September 1 of each year.  Antero may redeem all or part of the 2025 notes at any time on or after March 1, 2020 at redemption prices ranging from 103.750% on or after March 1, 2020 to 100.00% on or after March 1, 2023.  In addition, on or before March 1, 2020, Antero may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2025 notes with the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings, if certain conditions are met, at a redemption price of 105.00% of the principal amount of the 2025 notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.  At any time prior to March 1, 2020, Antero may also redeem the 2025 notes, in whole or in part, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2025 notes plus a “make-whole” premium and accrued and unpaid interest.  If Antero undergoes a change of control, the holders of the 2025 notes will have the right to require Antero to repurchase all or a portion of the notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the 2025 notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

 

(f)Treasury Management Facility

 

Antero has a stand-alone revolving note with a lender under the Credit Facility which provides for up to $25 million of cash management obligations in order to facilitate Antero’s daily treasury management.  Borrowings under the revolving note are secured by the collateral for the Credit Facility.  Borrowings under the revolving note bear interest at the lender’s prime rate plus 1.0%.  The note matures on May 1, 2018.  At December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017, there were no outstanding borrowings under this note.

 

Antero Midstream Partners LP

 

(g)Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility – Antero Midstream

 

Antero Midstream has a secured revolving credit facility (the “Midstream Facility”) with a syndicate of bank lenders.  At March 31, 2017, lender commitments were $1.5 billion.  The maturity date of the Midstream Facility is November 10, 2019.

The Midstream Facility is ratably secured by mortgages on substantially all of the properties of Antero Midstream and guarantees from its restricted subsidiaries, as applicable.  The Midstream Facility contains certain covenants, including restrictions on indebtedness and certain distributions to owners, and requirements with respect to leverage and interest coverage ratios.  Interest is payable at a variable rate based on LIBOR or the prime rate, determined by election at the time of borrowing.  Antero Midstream was in compliance with all of the financial covenants under the Midstream Facility as of December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

As of March 31, 2017, Antero Midstream had an outstanding balance under the Midstream Facility of $200 million with a weighted average interest rate of 2.51%.  As of December 31, 2016, Antero Midstream had a total outstanding balance under the Midstream Facility of $210 million with a weighted average interest rate of 2.23%.  Commitment fees on the unused portion of the Midstream Facility are due quarterly at rates ranging from 0.25% to 0.375% of the unused portion based on utilization.

(h)5.375% Senior Notes Due 2024 – Antero Midstream

 

On September 13, 2016, Antero Midstream and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Antero Midstream Finance Corporation (“Midstream Finance Corp.”) as co-issuers, issued $650 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due September 15, 2024 (the “2024 Midstream notes”) at par.  The 2024 Midstream notes are unsecured and effectively subordinated to the Midstream Facility to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the Midstream Facility.  The 2024 Midstream notes are guaranteed on a full and unconditional and joint and several senior unsecured basis by Antero Midstream’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, excluding Midstream Finance Corp., and certain of Antero Midstream’s future restricted subsidiaries.  Interest on the 2024 Midstream notes is payable on March 15 and September 15 of each year.  Antero Midstream may redeem all or part of the 2024 Midstream notes at any time on or after September 15, 2019 at redemption prices ranging from 104.031% on or after September 15, 2019 to 100.00% on or after September 15, 2022.  In addition, prior to September 15, 2019, Antero Midstream may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2024 Midstream notes with an amount of cash not greater than the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings, if certain conditions are met, at a redemption price of 105.375% of the principal amount of the 2024 Midstream notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.  At any time prior to September 15, 2019, Antero Midstream may also redeem the 2024 Midstream notes, in whole or in part, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2024 Midstream notes plus a “make-whole” premium and accrued and unpaid interest.  If Antero Midstream undergoes a change of control, the holders of the 2024 Midstream notes will have the right to require Antero Midstream to repurchase all or a portion of the notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the 2024 Midstream notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.