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OUTFRONT Media Prices Notes Offering, Enhances Flexibility

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OUTFRONT Media Inc. (OUT - Free Report) recently announced the pricing of the company’s 6.25% senior notes worth $400 million through its two wholly-owned subsidiaries. The notes are priced at 100.0% of the principal amount.

The move is a strategic fit as it will bolster financial flexibility. The company intends to utilize net proceeds from the offering, coupled with its existing cash balance, to repay the outstanding balance of $400 million under its revolving credit facility, along with the fees and expenses of the notes offering. The offering of notes will be guaranteed by the company, and its direct and indirect subsidiaries on a senior unsecured basis.

The newly-issued debt security will mature in 2025. The offering is expected to close on May 15, 2020, subject to closing conditions.

Outfront Media’s efforts to bolster its liquidity in these trying times and tap the debt market amid a low interest-rate environment are a strategic fit.

Moreover, per its recent earnings release, the company exited first-quarter 2020 with unrestricted cash of $487.8 million and $3.5 million of availability under its $500-million revolving credit facility, net of $1.5 million of issued letters of credit. The company has about $232.5 million under its at-the-market (ATM) equity program.

The company’s better-than-expected results reflect higher average revenue per display, increased revenues from digital-billboard conversions and digital transit displays. However, with the uncertainties prevailing due to the coronavirus pandemic, advertising spends of companies will likely decline, which will hurt its prospects in the near term.

Over the past 12 months, shares of this Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) company have depreciated 55.1% compared with the industry's fall of 17.7%.

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