Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
We have a credit facility allowing borrowings of up to $400 million. The arrangement terminates on March 9, 2020, at which time all outstanding borrowings must be repaid.
The credit facility permits us to make borrowings in currencies other than the United States Dollar. At December 31, 2016, we have U.S. Dollar borrowings of $149.7 million and no borrowings in other currencies.
At December 31, 2016, we held three letters of credit under the credit facility totaling $5.2 million. Each of these letters of credit may be called by vendors or customers in the event that the Company defaults under the terms of a contract, the probability of which we believe is remote. In addition, two letters of credit totaling $3.0 million, secured with restricted cash balances, are held with another financial institution to cover similar obligations to customers.
Our credit facility requires us to comply with certain financial covenants and other covenants including a maximum total leverage ratio and a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio. We were in compliance with all covenants as of December 31, 2016. There are no restrictions on our dividend payments if our leverage ratio is less than 2.5:1.0. At December 31, 2016, our total leverage ratio was less than 1.0:1.0. Accordingly, we do not believe that the provisions of the credit facility represent a significant restriction on our ability to pay dividends or to the successful operation of the business.
During the three months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, we made interest payments of $0.6 million and $0.8 million, respectively. We utilize interest swap agreements to manage our exposure against interest rate fluctuations. Approximately $28.0 million of our outstanding debt balance was covered by these instruments at December 31, 2016.
In addition to borrowings under the credit facility, we have an outstanding loan of $0.7 million (1.0 million Canadian Dollars) with the Atlantic Innovation Fund of Canada. There is no interest charge on this loan. The Atlantic Innovation Fund loan is repayable over 22 remaining quarterly installments.