Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  



Revolving Credit Facility


On September 30, 2014, the Company entered into a loan and security agreement (the “Heritage Bank Loan Agreement”), with Heritage Bank of Commerce, a California state chartered bank (“Heritage Bank”), governing a revolving credit facility in a principal amount not to exceed $2,000,000 (the “Credit Facility”). Availability of borrowings under the Credit Facility is subject to a borrowing base calculation based on the Company’s eligible accounts receivable and eligible inventory each multiplied by an applicable advance rate, with an overall limitation tied to the Company’s eligible accounts receivable. The Heritage Bank Loan Agreement is available for working capital and other general business purposes.


The outstanding principal balance of the Credit Facility bears interest at the Prime Rate plus 3.00%, which was 6.25% at June 30, 2020 and 7.75% December 31, 2019. On October 9, 2014, as part of the Heritage Bank Loan Agreement, Heritage Bank was granted a warrant to purchase 250,000 shares of Telkonet common stock. The warrant has an exercise price of $0.20 and expires October 9, 2021. On November 6, 2019, the eleventh amendment to the Credit Facility was executed to extend the maturity date of the Credit Facility to September 30, 2021, unless earlier accelerated under the terms of the Heritage Bank Loan Agreement, and eliminate the maximum EBITDA loss covenant.  The eleventh amendment was effective as of September 30, 2019.


The Heritage Bank Loan Agreement contains covenants that place restrictions on, among other things, the incurrence of debt, granting of liens and sale of assets. The Heritage Bank Loan Agreement also contains financial covenants. As discussed above, the EBITDA loss covenant was eliminated in the eleventh amendment to the Credit Facility. The sole remaining financial covenants are a minimum asset coverage ratio and a minimum unrestricted cash balance of $2 million, both of which are measured at the end of each month. A violation of either of these covenants could result in an event of default under the Heritage Bank Loan Agreement. Upon the occurrence of such an event of default or certain other customary events of defaults, payment of any outstanding amounts under the Credit Facility may be accelerated and Heritage Bank’s commitment to extend credit under the Heritage Bank Loan Agreement may be terminated. The Heritage Bank Loan Agreement contains other representations and warranties, covenants, and other provisions customary to transactions of this nature.


The outstanding balance on the Credit Facility was $0 and $624,347 at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, and the remaining available borrowing capacity was approximately $664,000 and $424,000, respectively. As of June 30, 2020, the Company was in compliance with all financial covenants.


Paycheck Protection Program


On April 21, 2020, the Company entered into an unsecured promissory note, dated as of April 17, 2020 (“the PPP Loan”), with Heritage Bank of Commerce under the PPP administered by the United States SBA and authorized by the Keeping American Workers Employed and Paid Act, which is part of the CARES Act, enacted on March 27, 2020. The principal amount of the PPP Loan is $913,063, bears interest of 1.0% per annum and was disbursed on April 21, 2020.


The PPP Loan has a maturity date of April 21, 2022. No payments of principal or interest are required during the first six months, but interest accrues during this period. The PPP Flexibility Act (discussed below) extended the six-month loan payment deferral period. After the deferral period, monthly payments of principal and interest are required and continue until maturity with respect to any portion of the PPP Loan not forgiven, as discussed below. The PPP Loan may be prepaid, in full or in part, at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. The note contains events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type.


Under the terms of the PPP, the Company can apply for, and be granted, forgiveness for all or a portion of the PPP Loan. Such forgiveness will be determined, subject to limitations and ongoing rulemaking by the SBA, based on the use of loan proceeds for eligible purposes, including payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent, utility costs and the maintenance of employee and compensation levels. Prior to the enactment of the PPP Flexibility Act, at least 75% of such forgiven amounts must be used for eligible payroll costs. The amount of loan forgiveness will be reduced if the Company terminates employees or reduces salaries during the eight-week period following the date the proceeds are disbursed, and if it is not eligible to claim any of the safe harbors or exemptions.


On June 5, 2020, the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed into law. It amended the CARES Act and eased rules on how and when recipients can use loans and still be eligible for forgiveness. The PPP Flexibility Act changed many aspects of the PPP, including: (1) extending the covered period for loan forgiveness purposes from eight weeks to the earlier of 24 weeks from the loan origination date or December 31, 2020; (2) lowering the amount required to be spent on payroll costs from 75% to 60% of the loan principal; (3) extending the loan maturity period from two years to five years for PPP loans made on or after June 5, 2020; and (4) revising the loan payment deferral period until the date when the amount of loan forgiveness is determined and remitted to the lender. For PPP recipients who do not apply for forgiveness, the loan payment deferral period expires ten months after the applicable forgiveness period ends. No assurance is provided that the Company will obtain forgiveness of the PPP Loan in whole or in part.


The outstanding balance was $913,063 at June 30, 2020.