ROSWELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SiteOne® Landscape Supply, Inc. (NYSE: SITE) announced today actions to increase the Company’s financial flexibility amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
“We believe that SiteOne has a solid balance sheet and liquidity, and we have no significant debt maturities until 2024. However, given the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 we have decided to enhance our cash position and increase our financial flexibility by borrowing on our Asset Backed Lending (“ABL”) Facility,” said Doug Black, Chairman and CEO of SiteOne. “The credit draw, combined with our existing cash on hand and additional capacity under our ABL Facility, provides further support should market conditions significantly deteriorate. We are also taking additional prudent steps to reduce capital spending, including the postponement of pending acquisitions, in order to maintain maximum financial strength and flexibility during this uncertain time without sacrificing any significant long-term growth or market opportunities.”
SiteOne has borrowed approximately $100 million under its $375 million ABL Facility. The company does not currently have plans to deploy these new funds other than seasonal investments in working capital. After the borrowing, SiteOne has approximately $117 million cash on hand and approximately $46 million in available capacity under its ABL Facility.
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About SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc.
SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. is the largest and only national wholesale distributor of landscape supplies in the United States and has a growing presence in Canada. Its customers are primarily residential and commercial landscape professionals who specialize in the design, installation and maintenance of lawns, gardens, golf courses and other outdoor spaces.
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