Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  



LC Facility

We have a letter of credit facility with Whitney Bank that provides for up to $20.0 million of letters of credit (“LC Facility”), subject to our cash securitization of the letters of credit, with a maturity date of June 30, 2023. Commitment fees on the unused portion of the LC Facility are 0.4% per annum and interest on outstanding letters of credit is 1.5% per annum. At September 30, 2021, we had $2.1 million of letters of credit outstanding under the LC Facility.

Loan Agreement

On April 17, 2020, we entered into an unsecured loan in the aggregate amount of $10.0 million (“PPP Loan”) with Whitney Bank pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, as amended (“CARES Act”).  The PPP Loan, and accrued interest, were eligible to be forgiven partially or in full, if certain conditions were met.  On September 29, 2020, we submitted our application to Whitney Bank requesting PPP Loan forgiveness of $8.9 million plus any accrued interest.  Whitney Bank approved our application for forgiveness on December 14, 2020, and our application was forwarded to the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) for review. Following the SBA’s approval of our application for forgiveness, on July 28, 2021, Whitney Bank received $9.1 million from the SBA, which was the amount of loan forgiveness requested, plus accrued interest. The forgiveness of the PPP Loan and accrued interest resulted in a gain of $9.1 million for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, and is reflected within gain on extinguishment of debt on our Statement of Operations.  On July 29, 2021, we repaid Whitney Bank the remaining balance of the PPP Loan, together with accrued interest.

Because the amount borrowed exceeded $2.0 million, we are required by the SBA to retain all records relating to the PPP Loan for six years from the date the loan was forgiven and permit authorized representatives of the SBA to access such records upon request.  While we believe we are a qualifying business and have met the eligibility requirements for the PPP Loan, and believe we have used the loan proceeds only for expenses which may be paid using proceeds from the PPP Loan, we can provide no assurances that any potential SBA review or audit will verify the amount forgiven, in whole or in part, and we could be required to repay all or part of the forgiven amount.

Surety Bonds

We issue surety bonds in the ordinary course of business to support our projects.  At September 30, 2021, we had $110.8 million of outstanding surety bonds, of which $50.0 million relates to our MPSV projects that are subject to dispute.  See Note 6 for further discussion of our MPSV dispute.


Mortgage Agreement and Restrictive Covenant Agreement

On April 19, 2021, and in connection with the receipt of a consent for the Shipyard Transaction from one of our Sureties, we entered into a multiple indebtedness mortgage (the “Mortgage Agreement”) and a restrictive covenant arrangement (the “Restrictive Covenant Agreement”) with such Surety to secure our obligations and liabilities under our general indemnity agreement with the Surety associated with its outstanding surety bond obligations for our MPSV projects and two forty-vehicle ferry projects.  The Mortgage Agreement encumbers all remaining real estate that was not sold in connection with the Shipyard Transaction and includes certain covenants and events of default.  Further, the Restrictive Covenant Agreement precludes us from paying dividends or repurchasing shares of our common stock. The Mortgage Agreement and Restrictive Covenant Agreement will terminate when the obligations and liabilities of the Surety associated with the outstanding surety bonds are discharged, or any judgment against us or the Surety arising out of litigation related to such contracts is satisfied by us.