As of the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2014, Spectrum Brands had approximately $3,375 million of debt outstanding at par, consisting of its ABL facility of $110 million, senior secured Term Loans totaling the U.S. dollar equivalent of $1,752 million, $520 million of 6.375% senior unsecured notes, $570 million of 6.625% senior unsecured notes, $300 million of 6.75% senior unsecured notes and approximately $123 million of capital leases and other obligations. In addition, the Company had approximately $41 million of letters of credit outstanding.
Fiscal 2014 Outlook
Spectrum Brands expects fiscal 2014 net sales, as reported, to increase approximately at the rate of GDP growth compared to fiscal 2013 net sales, including HHI in the prior year on a pro forma basis. Fiscal 2014 free cash flow is expected to be at least $350 million and capital expenditures are projected to be approximately $70 million to $75 million. In the second half of fiscal 2014, Spectrum Brands expects to use its strong free cash flow to continue to reduce debt by approximately $250 million and delever its balance sheet, consistent with past practice, resulting in leverage (total debt to adjusted EBITDA) of approximately 4.2 times or less at the end of fiscal 2014.
Conference Call/Webcast Scheduled for 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time TodaySpectrum Brands will host an earnings conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today, January 29. To access the live conference call, U.S. participants may call 877-556-5260 and international participants may call 973-532-4903. The conference ID number is 30529745. A live webcast and related presentation slides will be available by visiting the Event Calendar page in the Investor Relations section of Spectrum Brands’ website at www.spectrumbrands.com. A replay of the live webcast also will be accessible through the Event Calendar page in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through Wednesday, February 12. To access this replay, participants may call 855-859-2056 and use the same conference ID number.