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Debt and Credit Arrangements

Debt and Credit Arrangements
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Debt and Credit Arrangements
Debt and Credit Arrangements
The Company has a Credit Agreement with JP Morgan Chase Bank ("JP Morgan") and Citibank, NA (“Citibank”). The Credit Agreement provides for an aggregate $150.0 million of secured revolving credit facility. In the third quarter of 2017, the Company exercised the right to increase the amount available under the facility by $75.0 million, bringing the aggregate revolving credit facility to $225.0 million. The Credit Agreement contains covenants, including covenants relating to maintenance of books and records, financial reporting and notification, compliance with laws, maintenance of properties and insurance, and limitations on guaranties, investments, issuance of debt, lease obligations and capital expenditures, and is secured by virtually all of the Company's assets. The Credit Agreement provides for events of default, including failure to pay any principal or interest when due, failure to perform or observe covenants, bankruptcy or insolvency events and the occurrence of a material adverse effect. The Company has no other significant credit facilities.

In addition to the customary restrictive covenants listed above, the Credit Agreement also contains financial covenants that require the Company to maintain a certain leverage ratio and fixed charge coverage ratio, each as defined in the Credit Agreement:
Leverage Ratio, as defined, to be no higher than 2.75 to 1.00.
Interest Coverage Ratio, as defined, to be at least 1.75 to 1.00 at all times.

At September 30, 2017, the Company was in compliance with the Leverage Ratio at 2.29 to 1.00 and the Interest Coverage Ratio at 14.28 to 1.00.
At September 30, 2017, the Company had $155.0 million outstanding under the Credit Agreement.

Pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, the outstanding principal balance will bear interest at either (a) a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the Applicable Rate, as defined in the Credit Agreement, depending on our leverage ratio plus the higher of (i) the federal funds rate plus one-half of one percent per annum; (ii) the prime rate in effect on such a day; and (iii) the LIBOR rate plus one percent, or (b) a fluctuating rate per annum of LIBOR Rate plus the Applicable Rate, which ranges between 1.75% to 2.75%. The effective interest rate during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was 3.49%. The Credit Agreement matures on September 23, 2021, at which time all principal amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement will be due and payable.

Long-term debt consists of (in thousands):

September 30, 2017
December 31, 2016
Revolving credit facility


Debt issuance costs

Less: current portion of long-term debt


Total long-term debt


As of September 30, 2017, the carrying value of total debt approximated fair market value. The fair value of the Company's debt is considered a Level 2 measurement. See Note 16 to these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional discussion regarding the fair value measurement of debt.