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Debt

Aker's bond financing constitutes the majority of the company’s total debt financing. All bonds are senior unsecured.

Total debt in Aker ASA and Holding companies as of 31 March 2020 is as follows (the bond loan agreements are attached to the links below):

Ticker

Issue

Loan term
(years)

Coupon

Loan amount (MNOK)

Outstanding Amount1) (MNOK)

Bonds

 

 

 

 

 

AKER09

07.09.2012

10

N3M+500

1 000

1 000

AKER10

06.06.2013

7

N3M+400

700

583

AKER 13

29.05.2015

5

N3M+350

1 000

768

AKER 14

31.01.2018

5

N3M+265

2 000

2 000

AKER 15

22.11.2019

5

N3M+190

1 500

1 500

Total Bonds Aker ASA

 

 

6 200

5 851

Bank loan 3)

22.02.2016

6-9

 

2 000

-

Bank loan 5)

27.03.2019

5

 

1 151

1 151

Capitalised loan fees etc.

 

 

(26)

(26)

Total debt Aker ASA

 

 

9 325

6 975

Bank loan Aker Capital 1 2)

26.09.2016

6-8

 

4 728

4 728

Bank loan Aker Capital 2 4)

22.11.2017

3-5

 

1 051

1 051

Capitalised loan fees etc

   

(7)

(7)

Total debt Aker Capital

 

5 771

5 771

Total debt Aker ASA and holding companies

 

15 096

12 746

1) Loan amount drawn, less own bonds and/or repayments.
2MUSD 450 term loan fully drawn at 31 March 2020 (maturity in 2022 with two one-year uncommitted extension options)  
3) Revolving credit facility (RCF) of MNOK 2 000 (maturity in 2023 with two one-year uncommitted extension options)
4) 3 years Master Term Loan Agreement (SMTLA) of MUSD 200, of which MUSD 100 was drawn at 31 March 2020, with drawdowns rolling forward up to 12 months
5) MEUR 100 5 years Schuldschein loan

As per 31 March 2020, Aker met all of its loan covenants with considerable margin.

 

Financial Covenants

Limit

Status per 31.03.2020

i

Total debt/equity*       

< 80%

48%

ii

Group loans to NAV
or Group loans

< 50%
< NOK 10 bn

6.0%
NOK 1.4 bn

* Covenant applies to Aker ASA figures (parent only). Reference is made to loan agreements for details.

As of 31 March 2020, the average maturity profile of the debt portfolio was 2.6 years. The chart below shows the maturity profile of Aker’s nominal values/outstanding loans.

1q20 Maturity Profile

Loan guarantees

2018

2019

Q1-2020

Aker BioMarine AS*

305

305

305

Estremar Invest AS

38

28

31

Other

3

3

3

Total external

346

336

339

* The guarantee expires upon Aker BioMarine reaching a net interest bearing debt to EBITDA ratio inferior to 3.5x for two consecutive quarters.

Financial guidelines

  • Financial metrics at investment grade level:
    • Net LTV within investment grade
    • Balancing cash inflow and outflow at Aker ASA and holding companies
    • Solid liquidity reserves to cover debt
  • Parameters may fluctuate over time, but remains long term target over business cycles

 

General principles

  • Long-term funding profile
  • Financial flexibility to optimise timing of refinancing activities
  • Open dialogue with bond and bank market
  • Subsidiaries financed independently