Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
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 June 30, 2017, we have U.S. Dollar borrowings of $15.0 million and no borrowings in other currencies.
At June 30, 2017, we held two letters of credit under the credit facility totaling $0.7 million. These letters of credit may be called by vendors 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 June 30, 2017. There are no restrictions on our dividend payments if our leverage ratio is less than 2.5:1.0. At June 30, 2017, 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 nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, we made interest payments of $1.9 million and $2.9 million, respectively. We utilized interest swap agreements to manage our exposure against interest rate fluctuations. None of our outstanding debt balance was covered by these instruments at June 30, 2017. Gains and losses in the fair value of these instruments were recorded in the statement of comprehensive income.
In addition to borrowings under the credit facility, we have an outstanding loan of $0.7 million (0.9 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 20 remaining quarterly installments.