Advanced Photonix Secures $2.9 Mln Cash Infusion


Advanced Photonix (API), a supplier of optoelectronic sensors, has amended its lending agreements with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Partners for Growth (PFG) given the firm underwriting by B. Riley of 6.2 million shares of its Class A Common Stock for net proceeds of approximately $2.9 million.

Under the terms of the amendment, SVB has agreed to extend the maturity date of the company’s $5 million line of credit to June 20, 2016.

SVB has also restored an interest rate matrix based on covenant performance that results in an interest rate on the line of credit ranging from prime rate plus 50 basis points on up to prime rate plus 400 basis points and an interest rate on the term loan ranging from prime plus 75 basis points on up to prime plus 450 basis points.

Both SVB and PFG agreed to convert the three month trailing adjusted EBITDA covenant into a six month trailing adjusted EBITDA covenant.

The company said that this would be measured at each fiscal month end, of negative $850,000 through June 2014, negative $300,000 for July through September 2014, and positive $1 for October through December 2014 and $100,000 each month thereafter subject to reset upon the submission of the fiscal 2016 budget, but in no case lower than $100,000 on a rolling six month basis.

SVB and PFG also agreed to reset the existing liquidity ratio covenant to 1.30 to 1.00 through May 31, 2014 and 2.0 to 1.0 for all months on or after June 2014 as measured at each month end.

Richard Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “This $2.9M cash infusion has allowed us to pay down debt and provide the capital we needed to fund our expected growth over the coming years. We want to thank our lenders and B. Riley for their assistance and look forward to growing the company in our current fiscal 2015 by more than 20%.”

Shares in Advanced Photonix were unchanged on Tuesday morning at $0.590. Shares in the company have traded at a high of $0.88 and a low of $0.40 over the past 52 weeks.

Lisa Drew

Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management that she got from Cincinnati Christian University, where she graduated in 2008. After she graduated, she moved to Atlanta - Georgia and immediately started working as a human resource administrator. Now, she writes news stories for the Business & Financials, breaking news sections.

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