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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
DEBT DEBT    
In February 2019, we issued $200.0 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”) in an underwritten public offering. The 2025 Notes bear interest at a rate of 4.50% per year, payable semiannually in arrears on February 15 and August 15 of each year, beginning on August 15, 2019. The notes mature on February 15, 2025, unless earlier repurchased, redeemed or converted.
Holders may convert their 2025 Notes at their option at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding November 15, 2024 only under the following circumstances: (1) during any calendar quarter commencing after the calendar quarter ended on March 31, 2019 (and only during such calendar quarter), if the last reported sale price of our common stock for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during a period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the last trading day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter is greater than or equal to 130% of the conversion price on each applicable trading day; (2) during the five business day period after any five consecutive trading day period (the “measurement period”) in which the trading price per $1,000 principal amount of 2025 Notes for each trading day of the measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of our common stock and the conversion rate on each such trading day; (3) if we call any or all of the 2025 Notes for redemption, at any time prior to the close of business on the scheduled trading day immediately preceding the redemption date; or (4) upon the occurrence of specified corporate events. On or after November 15, 2024, until the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the maturity date, holders of the 2025 Notes may convert their notes at any time, regardless of the foregoing circumstances. Upon conversion, we will pay or deliver, as the case may be, cash, shares of our common stock, or a combination of cash and shares of our common stock, at our election.
The conversion rate for the notes will initially be 236.7424 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of 2025 Notes (equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $4.22 per share of common stock). The conversion rate for the 2025 Notes will be subject to adjustment in some events, but will not be adjusted for any accrued and unpaid interest. In addition, following certain corporate events that occur prior to the maturity date of the notes or if we deliver a notice of redemption, in certain circumstances we will increase the conversion rate of the 2025 Notes for a holder who elects to convert its notes in connection with such a corporate event or notice of redemption, as the case may be.
We may not redeem the 2025 Notes prior to February 15, 2022. We may redeem for cash any or all of the notes, at our option, on or after February 15, 2022, if the last reported sale price of our common stock has been at least 130% of the conversion price for the notes then in effect for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during any 30 consecutive trading day period (including the last trading day of such period) ending on, and including, the trading day immediately preceding the date on which we provide notice of redemption at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date. No sinking fund is provided for the 2025 Notes.
If we undergo a fundamental change prior to the maturity date of the 2025 Notes, holders may require us to repurchase for cash all or any portion of their notes at a repurchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes to be repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the fundamental change repurchase date. The 2025 Notes are our senior unsecured obligations and rank senior in right of payment to any of our indebtedness that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the 2025 Notes; equal in right of payment to any of our existing and future liabilities that are not so subordinated; effectively junior in right of payment to any of our secured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the assets securing such indebtedness; and structurally junior to all indebtedness and other liabilities (including trade payables) of our current or future subsidiaries.
In conjunction with the issuance of the 2025 Notes, we agreed to loan up to 30,000,000 shares of our common stock to affiliates of the underwriter, in order to assist investors in the bonds to hedge their position. As at March 31, 2019, a total of 29,250,000 shares were issued under the share lending arrangement. We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the borrowed shares, but we did receive a one-time nominal fee of $0.3 million for the newly issued shares. Shares of our Common Stock outstanding under the share lending arrangement are excluded from the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share.
As required by ASC 470-20, “Debt with Conversion and Other Options,” we calculated the equity component of the 2025 Notes, taking into account both the fair value of the conversion option and the fair value of the share lending arrangement. The equity component was valued at $52.6 million at issue date and this amount was recorded as Additional paid-in capital, which resulted in a discount on the 2025 Notes. The discount is being amortized to Interest expense over the term of the 2025 Notes, which results in an effective interest rate on the 2025 Notes of 11.2%.
The following table sets forth information related to the 2025 Notes which is included in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2019:
(In thousands)
2025 Senior Notes
 
Discount
 
Debt Issuance Cost
 
Total
Balance at December 31, 2018
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

Issuance of 4.50% convertible notes
200,000

 
(52,600
)
 
(5,720
)
 
141,680

Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs

 
897

 
97

 
994

Balance at March 31, 2019
$
200,000

 
$
(51,703
)
 
$
(5,623
)
 
$
142,674


On November 8, 2018, we entered into a credit agreement with an affiliate of Dr. Frost, pursuant to which the lender committed to provide us with an unsecured line of credit in the amount of $60 million. The credit agreement was terminated on or around February 20, 2019 and the $28.8 million we borrowed during 2019 was repaid from the proceeds of the 2025 Convertible Notes offering.
In February 2018, we issued a series of 5% Convertible Promissory Notes (the “2023 Convertible Notes”) in the aggregate principal amount of $55.0 million. The 2023 Convertible Notes mature 5 years from the date of issuance. Each holder of a 2023 Convertible Note has the option, from time to time, to convert all or any portion of the outstanding principal balance of such 2023 Convertible Note, together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, into shares of our Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, at a conversion price of $5.00 per share of Common Stock (the “Shares”). We may redeem all or any part of the then issued and outstanding 2023 Convertible Notes, together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, pro ratably among the holders, upon no fewer than 30 days, and no more than 60 days, notice to the holders. The 2023 Convertible Notes contain customary events of default and representations and warranties of OPKO.
The issuance of the 2023 Convertible Notes and the issuance of the Shares, if any, upon conversion thereof was not, and will not be, respectively, registered under the Securities Act, pursuant to the exemption provided by Section 4(a)(2) thereof, and we have not agreed to register the Shares if or when such Shares are issued. Purchasers of the 2023 Convertible Notes include an affiliate of Dr. Phillip Frost, M.D., our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Jane H. Hsiao, Ph.D., MBA, our Vice-Chairman and Chief Technical Officer.
In January 2013, we entered into note purchase agreements (the “2033 Senior Notes”) with qualified institutional buyers and accredited investors (collectively, the “Purchasers”) in a private placement in reliance on exemptions from registration under the Securities Act. The 2033 Senior Notes were issued on January 30, 2013. The 2033 Senior Notes, which totaled $175.0 million in original principal amount, bear interest at the rate of 3.00% per year, payable semiannually on February 1 and August 1 of each year. The 2033 Senior Notes will mature on February 1, 2033, unless earlier repurchased, redeemed or converted. Upon a fundamental change as defined in the Indenture, dated as of January 30, 2013, by and between the Company and Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as trustee, governing the 2033 Senior Notes (the “Indenture”), subject to certain exceptions, the holders may require us to repurchase all or any portion of their 2033 Senior Notes for cash at a repurchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2033 Senior Notes being repurchased, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to but not including the related fundamental change repurchase date.
On February 1, 2019, approximately $28.8 million aggregate principal amount of 2033 Senior Notes were tendered by holders pursuant to such holders’ option to require us to repurchase the 2033 Senior Notes. Holders of the remaining $3.0 million principal amount of the 2033 Senior Notes issued in January 2013 may require us to repurchase the 2033 Senior Notes for 100% of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, again on February 1, 2023 and February 1, 2028, or following the occurrence of a fundamental change as defined in the indenture governing the 2033 Senior Notes.
The terms of the 2033 Senior Notes, include, among others: (i) rights to convert into shares of our Common Stock, including upon a fundamental change; and (ii) a coupon make-whole payment in the event of a conversion by the holders of the 2033 Senior Notes on or after February 1, 2017 but prior to February 1, 2019. We determined that these specific terms were considered to be embedded derivatives. Embedded derivatives are required to be separated from the host contract, the 2033 Senior Notes, and carried at fair value when: (a) the embedded derivative possesses economic characteristics that are not clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics of the host contract; and (b) a separate, stand-alone instrument with the same terms would qualify as a derivative instrument. We concluded that the embedded derivatives within the 2033 Senior Notes meet these criteria and, as such, were valued separate and apart from the 2033 Senior Notes and recorded at fair value each reporting period.
For accounting and financial reporting purposes, we combined these embedded derivatives and valued them together as one unit of accounting. In 2017, certain terms of the embedded derivatives expired pursuant to the original agreement and the embedded derivatives no longer met the criteria to be separated from the host contract and, as a result, the embedded derivatives were no longer required to be valued separate and apart from the 2033 Senior Notes and were reclassified to additional paid in capital.
From 2013 to 2016, holders of the 2033 Senior Notes converted $143.2 million in aggregate principal amount into an aggregate of 21,539,873 shares of the Company’s Common Stock.

In November 2015, BioReference and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“CB”), as lender and administrative agent, as amended (the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement provides for a $175.0 million secured revolving credit facility and includes a $20.0 million sub-facility for swingline loans and a $20.0 million sub-facility for the issuance of letters of credit. BioReference may increase the credit facility to up to $275.0 million on a secured basis, subject to the satisfaction of specified conditions. The Credit Agreement matures on November 5, 2020 and is guaranteed by all of BioReference’s domestic subsidiaries. The Credit Agreement is also secured by substantially all assets of BioReference and its domestic subsidiaries, as well as a non-recourse pledge by us of our equity interest in BioReference. Availability under the Credit Agreement is based on a borrowing base comprised of eligible accounts receivables of BioReference and certain of its subsidiaries, as specified therein. As of March 31, 2019, $0.0 million additional funds were available to be borrowed under the Credit Agreement. Principal under the Credit Agreement is due upon maturity on November 5, 2020.

At BioReference’s option, borrowings under the Credit Agreement (other than swingline loans) will bear interest at (i) the CB floating rate (defined as the higher of (a) the prime rate and (b) the LIBOR rate (adjusted for statutory reserve requirements for Eurocurrency liabilities) for an interest period of one month plus 2.50%) plus an applicable margin of 0.35% for the first 12 months and 0.50% thereafter or (ii) the LIBOR rate (adjusted for statutory reserve requirements for Eurocurrency liabilities) plus an applicable margin of 1.35% for the first 12 months and 1.50% thereafter. Swingline loans will bear interest at the CB floating rate plus the applicable margin. The Credit Agreement also calls for other customary fees and charges, including an unused commitment fee of 0.50% of the lending commitments.
At March 31, 2019, we were not in compliance with the fixed charge coverage ratio set forth in the Credit Agreement and we entered into a limited waiver letter with CB pursuant to which CB waived any default under the Credit Agreement as a result of the failure to comply with the fixed charge coverage ratio. Based on the limited terms of the waiver which is effective for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, the $105.3 million outstanding under the Credit Agreement are included within the Current portion of lines of credit in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

The Credit Agreement contains customary covenants and restrictions, including, without limitation, covenants that require BioReference and its subsidiaries to maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio if availability under the new credit facility falls below a specified amount and to comply with laws and restrictions on the ability of BioReference and its subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness or to pay dividends and make certain other distributions to the Company, subject to certain exceptions as specified therein. Failure to comply with these covenants would constitute an event of default under the Credit Agreement, notwithstanding the ability of BioReference to meet its debt service obligations. The Credit Agreement also includes various customary remedies for the lenders following an event of default, including the acceleration of repayment of outstanding amounts under the Credit Agreement and execution upon the collateral securing obligations under the Credit Agreement. Substantially all the assets of BioReference and its subsidiaries are restricted from sale, transfer, lease, disposal or distributions to the Company, subject to certain exceptions. BioReference and its subsidiaries net assets as of March 31, 2019, were approximately $886.5 million, which includes goodwill of $401.8 million and intangible assets of $395.4 million.
In addition to the Credit Agreement with CB, we have line of credit agreements with eleven other financial institutions as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 in the U.S., Chile and Spain. These lines of credit are used primarily as a source of working capital for inventory purchases.
The following table summarizes the amounts outstanding under the BioReference, Chilean and Spanish lines of credit:
(Dollars in thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 Balance Outstanding
Lender
 
Interest rate on
borrowings at March 31, 2019
 
Credit line
capacity
 
March 31,
2019
 
December 31,
2018
JPMorgan Chase
 
4.15%
 
$
175,000

 
$
105,280

 
$
105,198

Itau Bank
 
5.50%
 
1,810

 
594

 
232

Bank of Chile
 
6.60%
 
3,800

 
844

 
432

BICE Bank
 
5.50%
 
2,500

 
747

 
818

BBVA Bank
 
5.50%
 
3,250

 
1,168

 
858

Security Bank
 
5.50%
 

 

 

Estado Bank
 
5.50%
 
3,500

 
764

 
308

Santander Bank
 
5.50%
 
4,500

 
524

 
852

Scotiabank
 
5.00%
 
1,800

 
81

 
2

Banco De Sabadell
 
1.45%
 
337

 

 

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya
 
2.64%
 
337

 

 

Banco Santander
 
2.39%
 
337

 
29

 
10

Total
 
 
 
$
197,171

 
$
110,031

 
$
108,710


At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the weighted average interest rate on our lines of credit was approximately 4.3% and 4.7%, respectively.
At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, we had notes payable and other debt (excluding the 2033 Senior Notes, the 2023 Convertible Notes, the 2025 Notes, the Credit Agreement and amounts outstanding under lines of credit) as follows:
(In thousands)
March 31,
2019
 
December 31,
2018
Current portion of notes payable
$
2,520

 
$
2,560

Other long-term liabilities
5,288

 
5,693

Total
$
7,808

 
$
8,253


The notes and other debt mature at various dates ranging from 2019 through 2024 bearing variable interest rates from 1.3% up to 5.5%. The weighted average interest rate on the notes and other debt at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, was 3.2% and 2.1%, respectively. The notes are secured by our office space in Barcelona.