Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Distressed Debt Watch

  • Cobalt International Energy (CIE, EDGAR) bond due Dec 2019 trading at 8 cents, YTM over 180%. Latest news: "The Company has elected not to make the interest payment of approximately $12.3 million due on November 15, 2017 with respect to its outstanding 3.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 (the “2024 Notes”). The indenture governing the 2024 Notes permits the Company a 30-day grace period to make the interest payment. If the Company fails to make the interest payment within the grace period an event of default will result, and the trustee or noteholders holding at least 25% in the aggregate outstanding principal amount of 2024 Notes may elect to accelerate the 2024 Notes causing them to be immediately due and payable." [Going Concern Warning]
  • Exco Resources (XCO, EDGAR) bond due Sept 2018 trading at 12 cents, YTM almost 600%. [Going Concern Warning]
  • Bon Ton Stores (BONT, EDGAR) bond due June 2021 trading at 30 cents, YTM over 50%.
  • Egalet Corp (EGLT, EDGAR) bond due April 2020 trading at 45 cents, YTM over 45%.
  • Frontier Communications (FTR, EDGAR) bond due April 2022 trading at 75 cents, YTM of 17%.
  • Iconix Brand Group (ICON, EDGAR) bond due March 2018 trading at 84 cents, YTM of 61%.
  • GNC Holdings (GNC, EDGAR) bond due August 2020 trading at 59 cents, YTM of 22%.

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