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Long term debt

Long term debt
9 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long term debt

Note 7 – Long term debt

In connection with the purchase of our new facility in November 2018, a wholly-owned subsidiary (the “mortgagor subsidiary”) of the Company entered into a Fee Mortgage and Security Agreement (the “mortgage agreement”) with Citibank, N.A. (the “mortgagee”). The mortgage agreement provides for a loan of $4,500 for a term of 10 years, bears a fixed interest rate of 5.09% per annum and requires monthly mortgage payments of principal and interest of $30. Debt issuance costs of $72 are being amortized over the life of the mortgage agreement. The balance of unamortized debt issuance cost was $55 at April 30, 2021. At April 30, 2021, the balance owed by the subsidiary under the mortgage agreement was approximately $4.2 million. The Company’s obligations under the mortgage agreement are secured by the new facility and by a $750 cash collateral deposit with the mortgagee as additional security. This restricted cash is included in other assets as of April 30, 2021. We assumed from the seller an operating lease for a tenant at the facility which expired on June 30, 2020. Rental income from the assumed lease for the three and nine months ended April 30, 2020 is included in Other income.

The mortgage agreement includes affirmative and negative covenants and events of default, as defined. Events of default include non-payment of principal and interest on debt outstanding, non-performance of covenants, material changes in business, breach of representations, bankruptcy or insolvency, and changes in control. The mortgage includes certain financial and liquidity covenants. As of April 30, 2021, the Company was in compliance with those covenants. The liquidity covenant requires that we own and maintain at all times and throughout the remaining term of the loan at least $25 million of liquid assets, defined as time deposits, money market accounts, commercial paper and obligations issued by the U.S. government or any of its agencies.

In April 2020, our subsidiary in Switzerland received a loan of CHF 0.4 million ($0.4 million, based on the foreign exchange rate as of April 30, 2021) from the Swiss government under the “Corona Krise” emergency loan program in response to the pandemic. This loan is uncollateralized, bears 0% interest, is due in 5 years, and may be repaid at any time. This loan is included in long term debt – net as of April 30, 2021.

The CARES Act expanded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) business loan program to create the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides employers with uncollateralized loans whose primary purpose is to retain or maintain workforce and salaries for a twenty four week period (“covered period”) following receipt of the loan. Currently, PPP loans have a 1% fixed interest rate and are due from two to five years. The primary features of the PPP loan program are to provide funding to companies to cover eligible expenses, and the potential for forgiveness of that portion of the loan spent on payroll and other permitted operating expenses during the covered period, subject to reductions if the borrower fails to maintain or restore employee and salary levels. We applied for the PPP loan based on the eligibility and need requirements established when the program was announced and in April 2020 received $7,000 through Citibank N.A., the Company’s existing lender, pursuant to the PPP.

The PPP Loan matures on April 17, 2022 (the “Maturity Date”), accrues interest at 1% per annum and may be prepaid in whole or in part without penalty. No interest payments are due within the initial six months of the PPP Loan. Interest accrued during the initial six-month period is due and payable, together with the principal, on the Maturity Date. The Company used all proceeds from the PPP Loan to retain employees, maintain payroll and make lease and utility payments to support business continuity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. All or a portion of the PPP Loan, including interest, could be forgiven by the SBA by applying for forgiveness and providing acceptable documentation that demonstrates the funds were used as required by the terms of forgiveness and in accordance with the SBA’s requirements. Due to complexities with respect to loan forgiveness calculations and government pronouncements with respect to expenditure eligibility, we did not recognize any loan forgiveness as of April 30, 2021 and have classified the loan as other short term debt as the loan matures in less than one year. We expect to earn loan forgiveness on all of the loan proceeds and have accrued no interest. The SBA intends to audit loans in excess of $2.0 million. The SBA also required businesses that received loans in excess of $2 million to complete a loan necessity questionnaire to evaluate the good faith certification made on their PPP applications that economic uncertainty made their loan request necessary to support ongoing operations. In April 2021 we submitted our PPP loan forgiveness application and the loan necessity questionnaire to the SBA through Citibank N.A., our intermediary lending bank. According to the SBA, its review may take up to 90 calendar days from the receipt of the loan forgiveness application and loan necessity questionnaire. No assurance can be given that we will obtain forgiveness of the PPP loan in whole or in part by July 31, 2021.

Minimum future annual principal payments under these agreements as of April 30, 2021 are as follows:

July 31,   Total  
2021   $ 7,037  
2022     152  
2023     160  
2024     167  
2025     603  
Thereafter     3,476  
Total principal payments     11,595  
Less: current portion, included in other current liabilities and other short term debt     (7,150 )
Unamortized mortgage cost     (55 )
Long term debt - net   $ 4,390