Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Notes Payable

Notes Payable
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Notes Payable

9.      Notes Payable


AMR entered into a $10,000,000 loan with Green Bank on November 3, 2015. The term of the loan is twenty-one years. For the first twelve months only interest was payable; thereafter monthly payments of interest and principal are due. The interest rate adjusts on the first day of each calendar quarter equal to the greater of six percent (6%) or two percent (2%) per annum above the minimum prime lending rate charged by large U.S. money center commercial banks as published in the Wall Street Journal. The terms of the Loan Agreement contain various affirmative and negative covenants. Among them, AMR must maintain a minimum debt service coverage ratio of 1.25 to 1.0 (beginning with the twelve-month period ending March 31, 2017), a maximum debt-to-net worth ratio of 1.0 to 1.0 and a minimum current ratio of 1.5 to 1.0. AMR was in compliance with all covenants as of and for the years ending December 31, 2016 and 2015.


The net proceeds of the loan was deposited into an escrow account at Green Bank. The funds are being released as payment for the building being constructed in McCarran, NV to house AMR’s lead acid recycling operation. Collateral for this loan is AMR’s accounts receivable, goods, equipment, fixtures, inventory, accessions and a certificate of deposit in the amount of $1,000,000.


The loan is guaranteed by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (“USDA”), in the amount of 90% of the principal amount of the loan. The Company paid a guarantee fee to the USDA in the amount of $270,000 at the time of closing and will be required to pay to the USDA an annual fee in the amount of 0.50% of the guaranteed portion of the outstanding principal balance of the loan as of December 31 of each year.


Notes payable is comprised of the following as of the dates indicated (in thousands):


    December 31,  
    2016     2015  
Notes payable, current portion                
Thermo Fisher Financial Service   $ 137     $ 16  
Green Bank, net of issuance costs     170       29  
    $ 307     $ 45  
Notes payable, non-current portion                
Thermo Fisher Financial Service   $ 138     $ 1  
Green Bank, net of issuance costs     9,100       9,221  
    $ 9,238     $ 9,222  


The Thermo Fisher Financial Service obligations relate to capital leases further discussed in Note 4 – Property and Equipment, net. The costs associated with obtaining the Green Bank loan of $756,000 were recorded as a reduction to the carrying amount of the note and are being amortized as interest expense within the condensed consolidated statements of operations over the twenty-one year life of the loan. Amortization of the deferred financing costs totaled $35,000 and $9,000 for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.


The future principal payments related to the Green Bank and Thermo Fisher Financial Service notes are as follows as of December 31, 2016 (in thousands):


2017   $ 307  
2018     308  
2019     202  
2020     203  
2021     217  
Thereafter     9,020  
Total loan payments   $ 10,257