Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt

Long-Term Debt
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Long-Debt Debt [Abstract]  
Long-Term Debt

Note 6. Long-Term Debt

Outstanding debt under the Company's various loan agreements is presented in the table below:


line of
    Term note     Mortgage
    All other      Total  

December 31, 2011


Principal balance outstanding

   $ 19,111      $ 39,500      $ 2,850      $ 8       $ 61,469   

Remaining available credit

   $ 40,889      $ —        $ —        $ —         $ 40,889   

Effective interest rate

     2.77     2.77     6.68     Various      

Scheduled maturity date

     Oct 2020        Oct 2020        Mar 2014        Various      


     Real estate        Real estate        Real estate        Various      

September 30, 2011


Principal balance outstanding

   $ 13,979      $ 40,000      $ 3,167      $ 12       $ 57,158   

Remaining available credit

   $ 46,021      $ —        $ —        $ —         $ 46,021   

Effective interest rate

     2.72     2.72     6.68     Various      

Scheduled maturity date

     Oct 2020        Oct 2020        Mar 2014        Various      


     Real estate        Real estate        Real estate        Various      

Alico has a revolving line of credit and term note with Rabo AgriFinance, Inc. ("Rabo") for $100 million and a mortgage of approximately $2.9 million with Farm Credit of Florida (formerly known as Farm Credit of Southwest Florida) ("Farm Credit"). The revolving line of credit is collateralized by 44,277 acres of farmland, and the term note is collateralized by 12,280 acres of property containing approximately 8,600 acres of producing citrus groves. The mortgage is collateralized by 7,680 acres of real estate in Hendry County used for farm leases, sugarcane and citrus production.

The Rabo credit facility provides a ten year $60.0 million revolving line of credit which bears interest at a floating rate equal to one month LIBOR plus 250 basis points, subject to adjustment, on the outstanding balance payable quarterly beginning October 1, 2010. Thereafter, quarterly interest will be payable on the first day of January, April, July and October until the revolving line of credit matures on October 1, 2020 and the remaining principal balance and accrued interest shall be due and payable.

The interest rate on the revolving line of credit was initially established at one month LIBOR plus 250 basis points. The interest rate spread over LIBOR is subject to adjustment each year pursuant to a pricing grid based on our debt service coverage ratio for the immediately preceding fiscal year. The spreads may range from 225 to 275 basis points over one month LIBOR. The rate was not adjusted during fiscal year 2011 and remained at LIBOR plus 250 basis points at December 31, 2011, but was adjusted to LIBOR plus 225 basis points on January 1, 2012. On October 1, 2015, the lender may adjust the interest rate spread to any percentage. Rabo must provide a 30 day notice of the new spreads, and the Company has the right to prepay the outstanding balance.

The Company also transferred its operating bank accounts to Rabobank, an affiliate of Rabo, and entered into a cash management agreement with Rabo designed to minimize the outstanding balance on our revolving line of credit. The Rabobank bank accounts are swept daily into a concentration account. A balance of $250 thousand must be maintained in the concentration account on a daily basis. Any balances in excess of $250 thousand are automatically applied to pay down the revolving line of credit. If the balance in the concentration account falls below $250 thousand, draws are made on the revolving line of credit to maintain this target balance.

The term note requires quarterly payments of interest at a floating rate of one month LIBOR plus 250 basis points beginning October 1, 2010. Quarterly principal payments of $500 thousand, plus accrued interest, began on October 1, 2011 and continue until October 1, 2020, when the remaining principal balance and accrued interest will be due and payable.


The mortgage note requires monthly principal payments of $106 thousand plus accrued interest until maturity.

At December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2011, Alico was in compliance with all of its covenants under the various loan agreements.

Maturities of the Company's debt were as follows at December 31, 2011:


Due within 1 year

   $ 3,275   

Due between 1 and 2 years


Due between 2 and 3 years


Due between 3 and 4 years


Due between 4 and 5 years


Due beyond five years






   $ 61,469   




Interest costs expensed and capitalized to property, buildings and equipment were as follows:


     Three months  ended
December 31,
     2011      2010  

Interest expense

   $ 469       $ 504   

Interest capitalized

     12         52   








   $ 481       $ 556