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: Dolan Company - Aktueller Prügelknabe an der NYSE
Seit Bekanntgabe der Q-III-Zahlen am 12.11.2013 stürtzte der Kurs des an der NYSE gelisteten Informationsdienstleisters "The Dolan Company" von über 2 USD auf aktuell um die 0,67 USD ab.
Der Grund für den Absturz dürfte in dem massiven Umsatzrückgang im 3. Quartal zu sehen sein, welcher darauf zurückzuführen ist, dass der Hauptkunde (Bank of America) seine Buchungen (50% des Umsatzes) auf Grund der angespannten Bilanzsituation des Unternehmens stornierte.
Im aktuellen Quartal ist der Hauptkunde nunmehr wieder - allerdings mit einem reduzierten Auftragsvolumen (ca. 12% des Umsatzes) - zurückgekehrt.
50 Millionen müssen nach Angabe der Banken bis Ende März her. Andererseits, bei der Bewertung - selbst bei Chapter 11 kann es kaum noch tiefer fallen.
Und die Company hat Assets - sie ist selbst im letzten Quartal Cash Flow Positiv - also es sind Abschreibungen und Finanzaufwendungen, die für die Schieflage sorgen. Discover Ready ist locker mehr wert als 50 Millionen. Nur die Frage, ob Banken & evt. sogar Großaktionär Dolan selbst ein Interesse daran haben, die Altaktionäre weiter im Boot zu haben...
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement On February 13, 2014, The Dolan Company (the "Company") and other subsidiary borrowers entered into the Eighth Amendment (the "Amendment") to its Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2010, among the Company, its consolidated subsidiaries, the lenders from time to time party thereto, U.S. Bank National Association, as LC issuer, swing line lender and administrative agent (as heretofore amended, the "Credit Agreement").
In general, the Amendment provides the Company with access to its revolving facility through February 28, 2014, while the Company and lenders continue to negotiate the terms for restructuring the Company's capital structure. During that period, the Company's payment and covenant defaults from December 31, 2013, and later are temporarily waived, and the Company will have access to an additional $3.9 million through the revolving facility. The Amendment requires the Company to reach agreement with the lenders by February 20, 2014, on terms for addressing the Company's capital structure and thereafter to comply with those terms. Other changes made by the Amendment include requiring payment of an additional fee equal to 5% of the sum of the outstanding term loans and revolving commitments, with such fee added to the outstanding term loans, and requiring the Company to provide mortgages on two of its properties by February 18, 2014.
The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein; the Credit Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on December 7, 2010 and is incorporated by reference herein; the First Amendment to the Credit Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 30, 2011 and is incorporated by reference herein; the Second Amendment to the Credit Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10.49 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and is incorporated by reference herein; the Third Amendment to the Credit Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 10, 2012 and is incorporated by reference herein; the Fourth Amendment to the Credit Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 22, 2013 and is incorporated by reference herein; the Fifth Amendment to the Credit Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 9, 2013 and is incorporated by reference herein; the Sixth Amendment to the Credit Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 6, 2013 and is incorporated by reference herein; and the Seventh Amendment to the Credit Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 13, 2014.
um die Kohle zusammenzubekommen. Ursprünglich war ja schon Freitag Deadline
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement On February 20, 2014, The Dolan Company (the ?Company?) and other subsidiary borrowers entered into the Ninth Amendment (the ?Amendment?) to its Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2010, among the Company, its consolidated subsidiaries, the lenders from time to time party thereto, U.S. Bank National Association, as LC issuer, swing line lender and administrative agent (as heretofore amended, the ?Credit Agreement?). The Agreement had required the Company to reach agreement with the lenders by February 20, 2014, on terms for addressing the Company?s capital structure, and the Amendment extends that milestone date to February 28, 2014
entweder sie vermelden, dass sie die fehlenden Millionen (glaube 38M $ waren es zuletzt) von einem Investor erhalten bzw. Assets verkauft haben, die Banken die Frist noch mal verlängern - oder nach Börsenschluss ist hier der Ofen aus.
Auf jeden Fall muss heute noch eine PR rauskommen - high noon bei Dolan Company
The Dolan Company (OTC: DOLN), the Minneapolis-based owner of Arizona Capitol Times, will seek bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 next week in a process that Dolan officials say should result in a speedy exit from bankruptcy and smooth continued operation of the company.
Under the process, known as a ?pre-packaged bankruptcy,? Dolan said its vendors and other unsecured creditors are expected to be paid in full. Likewise, the company expects to continue providing its products and services across the country, both to its legal services customers and in the 19 local publishing markets it serves. Employees will continue to be paid as usual, the company said in a statement.
Arizona Capitol Times Publisher Ginger Lamb said business will continue as usual for Arizona News Service, which publishes the paper and a variety of products for government relations professionals.
?We?ve got a strong team at Arizona News Service and Arizona Capitol Times and are a profitable operation,? she said. ?Despite this news, it?s business as usual at Arizona News Service/Arizona Capitol Times. We are in the midst of a busy legislative session, and our team will continue to provide the high quality of news, information, products and events our customers, clients and the community expect.?
The voluntary bankruptcy petitions are expected to be filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The subsidiaries of The Dolan Company will be parties to these petitions, with the exception of its e-discovery business, DiscoverReady LLC, which will continue to operate as usual.
?The company remains well positioned in its core markets. This reorganization step is necessary to unlock these current businesses from the weight of debt principally associated with its previous mortgage foreclosure processing businesses,? said Kevin Nystrom, who was named Dolan?s chief restructuring officer in January.
The company said it is soliciting approval of the terms of the Chapter 11 reorganization plan from its secured lenders and that process should be complete at the end of this week.
According to Dolan officials, the plan would allow the company to reorganize its capital structure, reducing its projected secured debt from $167 million to approximately $50 million. The restructuring is being accomplished by exchanging existing bank debt for equity ownership in the company.
Dolan said its secured lenders will take ownership of the company once the Chapter 11 process is final.
Given the typical speed of a ?pre-packaged? bankruptcy, in which the secured lenders have already agreed to the terms, Dolan Company officials expect the bankruptcy court to approve its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approximately 35 days after the initial filing. The company would emerge from bankruptcy shortly thereafter as a privately held entity, officials said.
The largest owner is expected to be Bayside Capital, Inc., a subsidiary of HIG Capital, a $10 billion private equity fund that regularly takes ownership interests in businesses.
James P. Dolan, founder of The Dolan Company and its president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board since it began in 1992, is resigning and will not be part of the restructured company. Scott J. Pollei, executive vice president and chief operating officer, is also departing. Dolan said he has formed a new company called Dolan Ventures LLC.
Chief Financial Officer Vicki Duncomb and General Counsel Renee Jackson will remain and assist Nystrom in managing The Dolan Company.
Founded in 1992 and privately owned for 15 years, The Dolan Company went public in 2007 at an offering price of $14.50 per share and closed briefly above $28 before the end of that year. On Jan. 29 of this year, the New York Stock Exchange suspended trading in Dolan?s common and preferred stock after it fell below $1 a share for 30 trading days in a row with no immediate sign of recovery.
Now listed over the counter, Dolan stock closed Wednesday at 15 cents a share.
Dolan?s lenders are providing a $10 million debtor-in-possession loan to fund the cash needs of the company and DiscoverReady through the reorganization process. The lenders will provide a $10 million revolving credit facility to DiscoverReady upon completion of the restructuring, and will provide Dolan with a $15 million revolving credit facility, a $35 million term note facility and a $10 million cash flow note secured by certain notes receivable.
According to Dolan?s most recent earnings release, for the third quarter of 2013, the company posted revenues of $35.4 million in the quarter and projected revenues for the full year of $150 million to $154 million.
The company has been selling off business units as the credit squeeze tightened and the mortgage market underwent turmoil. National Default Exchange, or NDeX, which provided mortgage default processing services to law firms, was at one time the company?s largest operating unit. Now it is one of the smallest.
The Dolan Company provides professional services and business information to the legal, financial and real estate sectors.
Its Professional Services Division provides specialized outsourced services to the legal profession primarily through subsidiaries DiscoverReady LLC and Counsel Press. Counsel Press is the nation?s largest provider of appellate services to the legal community.
DiscoverReady LLC provides outsourced discovery management and document review services to major companies and law firms. NDeX assists law firms with mortgage default work in Minnesota and another unit of the division, Assure360, also provides support to law firms in the default sector.
The company?s Business Information Division publishes business journals, court and commercial media and other highly focused information products and services, operates websites and produces events for targeted legal and professional audiences.
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