TransDigm Group Incorporated’s ( TDG Quick Quote TDG - Free Report) wholly-owned subsidiary TransDigm Inc., announced the pricing of its private offering of $1,200 million aggregate principal of 4.625% senior subordinated notes. The notes due 2029 will be issued at a par price. The notes will be guaranteed with certain exceptions by its U.S. subsidiaries on a senior subordinated basis. The offering is likely to close on Jan 20, 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions. Rationale Behind Issuing of Notes
The company is fully tapping this opportunity of issuing new debts with low interest rates. Precisely, it will utilize the proceeds to repay its existing high-interest bearing old debts. Remarkably, the net proceeds along with the cash in hand will be used in redeeming all its outstanding 6.50% senior subordinated notes due 2024.
The aim of the aforementioned transaction is to reduce the company’s cost of financing. Debt Management
Transdigm had a long-term debt of $19,384 million as of Sep 30, 2020, slightly lower than $19,410 million as of Jun 30, 2020. The company's current debt stands at $625 million as of Sep 30, 2020, down sequentially from $629 million. Also, its times interest earned (TIE) ratio stands at 1.72 for the September quarter, lower than the year-ago figure of 2.24. Though the TIE ratio decreased in fiscal 2020, the same of more than 1 indicates the company to conveniently meet its near-term debt obligations.
Interest expenses of the company at the end of fiscal 2020 were $1,029 million, up from $859 million a yearago. Thus, refinancing of debts will allow it to lower its capital-servicing expenses and boost its margins. Zacks Rank & Price Performance
TransDigm currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see
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