9. Line of Credit
On January 24, 2011, we entered into a Revolving Credit, Term Loan and Security Agreement, as amended, (“Revolving Credit Agreement”) with PNC Bank, National Association (“PNC”) that provides us with a $15,000 revolving line of credit. See Note 10 for further discussion regarding the Term Loan entered into with PNC. The Revolving Credit Agreement has a stated maturity date of January 24, 2014, if not renewed. The Revolving Credit Agreement includes a lockbox agreement and a subjective acceleration clause and, as a result, we have classified the revolving line of credit as a current liability. The Revolving Credit Agreement is collateralized by a security interest in substantially all of our assets, and PNC is also secured by an inventory repurchase agreement with Whirlpool Corporation for Whirlpool purchases only. We also issued a $750 letter of credit in favor of Whirlpool Corporation. The Revolving Credit Agreement requires, starting with the fiscal quarter ending April 2, 2011 and continuing at the end of each quarter thereafter, that we meet a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.10 to 1.00, measured on a trailing twelve-month basis. The Revolving Credit Agreement limits investments we can purchase, the amount of other debt and leases we can incur, the amount of loans we can issue to our affiliates and the amount we can spend on fixed assets along with prohibiting the payment of dividends. As of December 31, 2011, we were in compliance with all the covenants of the Revolving Credit Agreement. The interest rate on the revolving line of credit is PNC Base Rate plus 1.75%, or 1-, 2- or 3-month PNC LIBOR Rate plus 2.75%. The PNC Base Rate shall mean, for any day, a fluctuating per annum rate of interest equal to the highest of (i) the interest rate per annum announced from time to time by PNC at its prime rate, (ii) the Federal Funds Open Rate plus ½ of 1%, and (iii) the one month LIBOR rate plus 100 basis points (1%). As of December 31, 2011, the outstanding balance under the Revolving Credit Agreement was $10,685 with a weighted average interest rate of 3.72%, which included both PNC LIBOR Rate and PNC Base Rate loans. The amount of revolving borrowings under the Revolving Credit Agreement is based on a formula using accounts receivable and inventories. We may not have access to the full $15,000 revolving line of credit due to the formula using accounts receivable and inventories, the amount of the letter of credit issued in favor of Whirlpool Corporation and the amount of outstanding loans between PNC and our AAP joint venture. As of December 31, 2011, our available borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Agreement was $3,505.
In connection with the Revolving Credit Agreement, we repaid the General Credit and Security Agreement, (“Credit Agreement”) as amended, entered into on August 30, 1996 with Spectrum Commercial Services (“SCS”) that provided us with an $18,000 line of credit. The Credit Agreement had a stated maturity date of December 31, 2010, if not renewed or extended, and provided that SCS may demand payment in full of the entire balance at any time. We extended the Credit Agreement until January 24, 2011. As of January 1, 2011, the outstanding balance under the Credit Agreement was $10,139 with a stated interest rate of 6.75% (the greater of prime plus 3.50 percentage points or 6.75%). As of January 1, 2011, our unused borrowing capacity under the Credit Agreement was $425. As of January 1, 2011, we were in compliance with all the covenants of the Credit Agreement.
In connection with the Revolving Credit Agreement, we also guaranteed a $2,100 loan between PNC (previously with SCS) and AAP. The guarantee was provided by reducing our available borrowings under the Revolving Credit Agreement by $2,100 until the loan was repaid by AAP on March 10, 2011, as further described in Note 10.