|12 Months Ended|
May 31, 2017
|Short-term Financing [Abstract]|
Note L — Short-term Financing
The Company maintains lines of credit, letters of credit, and credit facilities as part of its normal and recurring business operations. Details of the Company’s short-term financing arrangements as of May 31, 2017 are discussed below.
Lines of credit: As of May 31, 2017, the Company had unused borrowing capacity available under four uncommitted, secured, short-term lines of credit at market rates of interest with financial institutions as follows:
The primary uses of the lines of credit would be to meet short-term funding requirements related to deposit account overdrafts and client fund obligations arising from electronic payment transactions on behalf of clients in the ordinary course of business. No amounts were outstanding under these lines of credit during fiscal 2017 or fiscal 2016, or as of May 31, 2017 and May 31, 2016.
Certain of the financial institutions are also parties to the Company's credit facility and irrevocable standby letters of credit, which are discussed below.
Letters of credit: The Company had irrevocable standby letters of credit outstanding totaling $47.3 million and $43.0 million as of May 31, 2017 and May 31, 2016, respectively, required to secure commitments for certain insurance policies. The letters of credit expire at various dates between July 2017 and May 2018 and are collateralized by securities held in the Company’s investment portfolios. No amounts were outstanding on these letters of credit during fiscal 2017 or fiscal 2016, or as of May 31, 2017 and May 31, 2016. Subsequent to May 31, 2017, the letter of credit expiring in July 2017 was renewed through July 2018.
Credit facilities: The Company maintains a committed, unsecured, five-year syndicated credit facility, expiring on August 5, 2020 with JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. as the administrative agent. Under the credit facility, Paychex of New York LLC (the “Borrower”) may, subject to certain restrictions, borrow up to $1 billion to meet short-term funding requirements. The obligations under this facility have been guaranteed by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries. The outstanding obligations under this credit facility will bear interest at competitive rates based on options provided to the Borrower. Upon expiration of the commitment in August 2020, any borrowings outstanding will mature and be payable on such date.
There were no borrowings outstanding under this credit facility as of May 31, 2017 and May 31, 2016. During fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2016, the Company borrowed against this credit facility as follows:
The Company typically borrows on an overnight basis. In addition to overnight borrowings, during fiscal 2017, the Company borrowed $150.0 million for seven days and $50.0 million for a period of eighteen days at a weighted-average LIBOR-based interest rate of 1.40%. Subsequent to May 31, 2017, the Company borrowed four times, on an overnight basis, $335.0 million on a weighted-average basis under this line.
In March 2016, the Company entered into a committed, unsecured, three-year credit facility with PNC Bank, National Association, expiring on March 17, 2019. Under this facility, Paychex Advance LLC (“Paychex Advance”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company may, subject to certain restrictions, borrow up to $150.0 million to finance working capital needs and general corporate purposes. The obligations under this facility have been guaranteed by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries. The outstanding obligations under this credit facility will bear interest at competitive rates based on options provided to Paychex Advance. Upon expiration of the commitment in March 2019, any borrowings outstanding will mature and be payable on such date.
As of May 31, 2017 and May 31, 2016, Paychex Advance had no borrowings outstanding under this credit facility. There were no borrowings under this credit facility during fiscal 2016. Details of borrowings under this credit facility during fiscal 2017 are as follows:
Subsequent to May 31, 2017, Paychex Advance borrowed approximately $55.0 million under this line, which remains outstanding as of the date of this report.
The credit facilities contain various financial and operational covenants that are usual and customary for such arrangements. The Company was in compliance with these covenants as of May 31, 2017.
Certain lenders under these credit facilities, and their respective affiliates, have performed, and may in the future perform for the Company, various commercial banking, investment banking, underwriting, and other financial advisory services, for which they have received, and will continue to receive in the future, customary fees and expenses.
The entire disclosure for short-term debt.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef