Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt

Long-Term Debt
6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2012
Long-Term 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    




    All other     Total
March 31, 2012                                      
Principal balance outstanding   $ 8,162     $ 39,000     $ 2,533     $ 5     $ 49,700
Remaining available credit   $ 51,838     $     $ -     $ -     $ 51,838
Effective interest rate     2.49 %     2.74 %     6.68 %     Various        
Scheduled maturity date     Oct 2020       Oct 2020       Mar 2014       Various        
Collateral     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        
Collateral     Real estate       Real estate       Real estate       Various        

Alico has a revolving line of credit ("RLOC") and a term note with Rabo AgriFinance, Inc. ("Rabo") for $100 million and a mortgage of approximately $2.5 million with Farm Credit of Florida (formerly known as Farm Credit of Southwest Florida) ("Farm Credit"). The RLOC 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 RLOC provides a ten year $60.0 million revolving line of credit which bears interest at a floating rate indexed to one month LIBOR, 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 RLOC matures on October 1, 2020 and the remaining principal balance and accrued interest shall be due and payable.

The interest rate on the RLOC 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 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 the 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 RLOC. If the balance in the concentration account falls below $250 thousand, draws are made on the RLOC to maintain this 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 through 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 March 31, 2012 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 March 31, 2012:


Due within 1 year   $ 3,271  
Due between 1 and 2 years     3,267  
Due between 2 and 3 years     2,000  
Due between 3 and 4 years     2,000  
Due between 4 and 5 years     2,000  
Due beyond five years     37,162  
Total   $ 49,700  


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





Three months ended

March 31,


Six months ended

March 31,

    2012   2011   2012   2011
Interest expense   $ 467     $ 566     $ 936     $ 1,070  
Interest capitalized     9       13       38       65  
Total interest cost   $ 476     $ 579     $ 974     $ 1,135