|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
Debt consisted of the following (in millions):
(1)In October 2022, $300 million of the 2023 SPL Senior Notes were redeemed. As of September 30, 2022, the entire amount of the 2023 SPL Senior Notes was classified as short-term debt.
(2)Subsequent to September 30, 2022 and through October 31, 2022, we executed bond repurchases totaling $221 million, inclusive of CCH’s Senior Secured Notes due 2027, 2029 and 2039 on the open market, which are classified as current portion of long-term debt as of September 30, 2022 net of discount and debt issuance costs of $2 million.
(3)These debt instruments are classified as short-term debt.
(4)The redemption of these notes was financed with borrowings under the Cheniere Revolving Credit Facility, which is a long-term debt instrument. Therefore, the 2045 Cheniere Convertible Senior Notes were classified as long-term debt as of December 31, 2021. See Convertible Notes section below for further discussion of the redemption.
Below is a summary of our committed credit facilities outstanding as of September 30, 2022 (in millions):
(1)In June 2022, CCH amended and restated the CCH Credit Facility and the CCH Working Capital Facility resulting in $20 million of debt extinguishment and modification costs to, among other things, (1) provide incremental commitments of $3.7 billion and $300 million for the CCH Credit Facility and the CCH Working Capital Facility, respectively, in connection with the FID with respect to the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project, (2) extend the maturity, (3) update the indexed interest rate to SOFR and (4) make certain other changes to the terms and conditions of each existing facility.
(2)This facility was amended in 2021 to establish a SOFR-indexed replacement rate for LIBOR.
(3)The CCH Credit Facility matures the earlier of June 15, 2029 or two years after the substantial completion of the last Train of the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project.
On December 6, 2021, we issued a notice of redemption for all $625 million aggregate principal amount outstanding of the 2045 Cheniere Convertible Senior Notes. The notice of redemption allowed holders to elect to convert their notes at any time prior to a specified deadline on December 31, 2021, with settlement of such converted notes in cash, as elected by us, on January 5, 2022. The impact of holders electing conversion was immaterial to the Consolidated Financial Statements. The 2045 Cheniere Convertible Senior Notes not converted were redeemed on January 5, 2022 with borrowings under the Cheniere Revolving Credit Facility. We recognized $16 million of debt extinguishment costs related to the early redemption of these convertible notes.
Restrictive Debt Covenants
The indentures governing our senior notes and other agreements underlying our debt contain customary terms and events of default and certain covenants that, among other things, may limit us, our subsidiaries’ and its restricted subsidiaries’ ability to make certain investments or pay dividends or distributions. SPL, CQP and CCH are restricted from making distributions under agreements governing their respective indebtedness generally until, among other requirements, deposits are made into any required debt service reserve accounts and a historical debt service coverage ratio and projected debt service coverage ratio of at least 1.25:1.00 is satisfied.
As of September 30, 2022, each of our issuers was in compliance with all covenants related to their respective debt agreements.
Total interest expense, net of capitalized interest, including interest expense related to our convertible notes, consisted of the following (in millions):
Fair Value Disclosures
The following table shows the carrying amount and estimated fair value of our debt (in millions):
(1)The Level 2 estimated fair value was based on quotes obtained from broker-dealers or market makers of these senior notes and other similar instruments.
(2)The Level 3 estimated fair value was calculated based on inputs that are observable in the market or that could be derived from, or corroborated with, observable market data, including our stock price and interest rates based on debt issued by parties with comparable credit ratings to us and inputs that are not observable in the market.
(3)The Level 1 estimated fair value was based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical liabilities that we had the ability to access at the measurement date.
The estimated fair value of our credit facilities approximates the principal amount outstanding because the interest rates are variable and reflective of market rates and the debt may be repaid, in full or in part, at any time without penalty.
The entire disclosure for information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef