Trulieve Cannabis (TSE:TRUL) (OTC:TCNNF), a cannabis company with a heavy presence in Florida, announced that it repurchased 57,000 of its 8% senior secured notes, which had a face value of $1,000 each. The firm bought them for $47.6 million, a 16.5% discount to their face value. The notes were set to mature on October 6, 2026. In other words, Trulieve essentially is saving itself about three years’ worth of the 8% interest payments on the 57,000 notes, and buying them back at a discount is the cherry on top.
If we do the math, repurchasing 57,000 notes will save the company $4.56 million annually in terms of interest payments.
- Annual Interest Savings = (Number of Notes x Face Value of each Note) x Interest Rate
- Annual Interest Savings = (57,000 notes x $1,000 per note) x 0.08
- Annual Interest Savings = 57,000,000 x 0.08
- Annual Interest Savings = $4,560,000
Nonetheless, while the company has plenty of debt and free cash flow of around –$98 million for the past 12 months, the debt reduction looks like a step in the right direction and will likely be seen as a positive by investors.
Note that all figures mentioned in this article are in U.S. dollars.
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