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PELOTON INTERACTIVE, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF OFFERING OF $300.0 MILLION 5.50% CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES DUE 2029

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Peloton Interactive announced the pricing of $300 million in Convertible Senior Notes due 2029, an increase from the initially planned $275 million. The notes, offered to qualified institutional buyers, have a 5.50% interest rate payable semi-annually and are set to mature on December 1, 2029. Peloton plans to use the proceeds, combined with funds from new credit facilities, to repurchase $800 million of its 0.00% convertible notes due 2026 and refinance existing loans. The company aims to optimize its capital structure through this financial strategy, involving a $1 billion five-year term loan and a $100 million revolving credit facility. The notes are convertible at an initial rate of 218.4360 shares per $1,000 principal amount, equating to a conversion price of approximately $4.58 per share, a 40% premium over the last reported price of $3.27 per share.

Positive
  • Peloton successfully increased its offering size from $275 million to $300 million.
  • The notes have a competitive annual interest rate of 5.50%.
  • Peloton plans to use the funds to repurchase $800 million of its 0.00% convertible notes due 2026.
  • The financial strategy includes a $1 billion five-year term loan and a $100 million revolving credit facility.
  • Initial conversion rate of 218.4360 shares per $1,000 principal amount represents a 40% premium over the last reported share price.
Negative
  • The notes are senior, unsecured obligations, which may pose a higher risk for investors in the event of a default.
  • The notes will mature in 2029, locking Peloton into long-term debt.
  • The 5.50% interest rate, while competitive, still represents a financial obligation that may strain cash flow.
  • Repurchasing $800 million of existing 0.00% notes with new debt could be seen as shifting debt rather than reducing it.
  • The offering is not cross-conditioned with the new credit facilities, which could introduce execution risk.

Peloton Interactive's recent announcement regarding the pricing of $300.0 million in Convertible Senior Notes due 2029 marks a significant step in its financing strategy. Convertible notes are a type of debt that can be converted into a predetermined number of the company's shares, often at the discretion of the note holder. The conversion feature typically comes with an interest rate, here set at 5.50% annually. This interest rate, while higher than the company's previous 0.00% notes, is still competitive and indicative of current market conditions.

Peloton intends to use the proceeds from this offering, alongside its new credit facilities, to repurchase approximately $800.0 million of its existing 0.00% convertible notes due 2026. This strategy aligns with its broader refinancing efforts to manage debt maturities and improve financial flexibility. The upsize from the previously announced offering size of $275.0 million to $300.0 million suggests strong demand from institutional investors, which is a positive indicator of market confidence in Peloton's long-term prospects.

From a financial health perspective, the refinancing is expected to streamline Peloton's debt profile, potentially lowering future financial risk. However, investors should consider the risks associated with higher interest expenses due to the new notes bearing a 5.50% rate. Additionally, the conversion price of approximately $4.58 per share represents a 40% premium to Peloton’s last reported sale price, which could be seen as optimistic, reflecting the company's belief in its future growth trajectory.

The issuance of convertible senior notes is a strategic move for Peloton, illustrating a proactive approach to refinancing and managing debt. The conversion premium of 40% adds a layer of protection for current shareholders by setting a higher threshold for the dilution of shares. This could signal Peloton's confidence in its stock price appreciating in the future. For investors, this is an indication that Peloton is aiming to stabilize its balance sheet while simultaneously betting on its potential for future growth.

The conditions for conversion before September 1, 2029, add another layer of complexity. Investors should be aware that these notes become more attractive if Peloton can achieve and sustain significant stock price increases. Additionally, the option for Peloton to settle conversions in cash, shares, or a combination thereof provides flexibility that could be beneficial depending on the company's financial situation at the time of conversion.

Overall, the strategic refinancing, including both the new notes and the credit facilities, suggests Peloton is looking to optimize its capital structure and prepare for future expansion or operational enhancements. Yet, the success of these moves will depend heavily on Peloton's ability to continue growing its revenues and improving its profitability in a competitive market.

Peloton's decision to issue $300.0 million in Convertible Senior Notes bearing a 5.50% interest rate must be analyzed within the broader context of its refinancing plan. The notes being senior and unsecured means they hold a higher claim on assets than common equity but are junior to secured debt. This positioning is important for potential investors as it balances risk and potential reward.

The move to repay $800.0 million of its existing 0.00% convertible notes due 2026 with the proceeds from these new financial instruments indicates a strategic shift towards managing debt maturities more effectively. The anticipated entry into new credit facilities, including a $1.0 billion term loan and a $100.0 million revolving credit facility, reflects a comprehensive approach to addressing liquidity needs and leveraging capital for operational stability.

One potential drawback for investors is the increased debt service cost due to the higher interest rate. However, the absence of a sinking fund, which requires regular payments into an account for future debt repayment, means Peloton will not have this additional burden, allowing for more flexible cash flow management. Furthermore, the potential dilution from the convertible feature, while creating some uncertainty, is mitigated by the high conversion premium, which suggests Peloton’s confidence in its growth prospects.

NEW YORK, May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Peloton Interactive, Inc. ("Peloton") (Nasdaq: PTON) today announced the pricing of $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2029 (the "notes") in a private offering (the "offering") to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), an upsize from the previously announced offering size of $275.0 million. Peloton also granted the initial purchasers of the notes a 13-day option to purchase up to an additional $50.0 million aggregate principal amount of the notes. The sale of the notes to the initial purchasers is expected to settle on May 24, 2024, subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to result in approximately $300.0 million in gross proceeds to Peloton before deducting the initial purchasers' discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Peloton (assuming no exercise of the initial purchasers' option to purchase additional notes). The offering is part of a previously announced global refinancing, which also includes the proposed entry into a $1.0 billion five-year term loan facility (the "new term loan facility") and a $100.0 million five-year revolving credit facility (together with the new term loan facility, the "new credit facilities").

Peloton intends to use the net proceeds of the offering of the notes and the new credit facilities, together with cash on hand, to repurchase approximately $800.0 million of its 0.00% convertible senior notes due 2026 (the "Existing Notes"), to refinance its existing term loan and revolving credit facilities and to pay fees and expenses related thereto. The closing of the offering, the entry into the new credit facilities and the repurchase of the Existing Notes are not cross-conditioned upon each other, except the entry into the new credit facilities is conditioned upon the repurchase of at least $800.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Existing Notes.

The notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of Peloton. The notes will bear interest at an annual rate of 5.50%. Interest will be payable semi-annually in arrears on June 1 and December 1 of each year, beginning on December 1, 2024. The notes will mature on December 1, 2029, unless earlier redeemed, repurchased, or converted. Peloton may not redeem the notes prior to June 7, 2027. Peloton may redeem for cash all or any portion of the notes, at its option, on or after June 7, 2027 and on or before the 20th scheduled trading day immediately before the maturity date, if the last reported sale price of Peloton's Class A common stock exceeds 130% of the conversion price then in effect on (1) at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during the 30 consecutive trading days ending on and including the trading day immediately before the date on which Peloton provides notice of redemption and (2) the trading day immediately before the date Peloton sends such notice, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes to be redeemed, plus any accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date. No sinking fund is provided for the notes. Holders of the notes will have the right to require Peloton to repurchase for cash all or a portion of their notes upon the occurrence of a fundamental change (as defined in the indenture governing the notes) at a purchase price of 100% of their principal amount plus any accrued and unpaid interest.

The notes will be convertible at an initial conversion rate of 218.4360 shares of Peloton's Class A common stock, per $1,000 principal amount of notes (equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $4.58 per share of Class A common stock, which represents a conversion premium of approximately 40% to the last reported sale price of $3.27 per share of Peloton's Class A common stock on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on May 21, 2024).

Prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding September 1, 2029, the notes will be convertible at the option of the noteholders only upon the satisfaction of specified conditions and during certain periods. On or after September 1, 2029 until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day preceding the maturity date, the notes will be convertible at the option of the noteholders at any time regardless of these conditions. Conversions of the notes will be settled in cash, shares of Peloton's Class A common stock, or a combination thereof, at Peloton's election.

This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the notes or any shares of Class A common stock potentially issuable upon conversion of the notes and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation, or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding our expectations regarding the proposed offering, the new credit facilities and the repurchases of the Existing Notes, are forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "potential," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," "could," "would," "project," "plan," "target," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, though not all forward-looking statements use these words or expressions.

We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events and trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives, and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated, including, without limitation: our ability to achieve and maintain future profitability; our ability to attract and maintain Subscribers; our ability to accurately forecast consumer demand for our products and services and adequately maintain our inventory; our ability to execute and achieve the expected benefits of our restructuring initiatives and other cost-saving measures and whether our efforts will result in further actions or additional asset impairment charges that adversely affect our business; our ability to effectively manage our growth and costs; our ability to anticipate consumer preferences and successfully develop and offer new products and services in a timely manner, or effectively manage the introduction of new or enhanced products and services; demand for our products and services and growth of the Connected Fitness Products market; our ability to maintain the value and reputation of the Peloton brand; our reliance on a limited number of suppliers, contract manufacturers, and logistics partners for our Connected Fitness Products; our lack of control over suppliers, contract manufacturers and logistics partners for our Connected Fitness Products; our ability to predict our long-term performance and declines in our revenue growth as our business matures; the effects of increased competition in our markets and our ability to compete effectively; any declines in sales of our Bike and Bike+; our dependence on third-party licenses for use of music in our content; actual or perceived defects in, or safety of, our products, including any impact of product recalls or legal or regulatory claims, proceedings or investigations involving our products; increases in component costs, long lead times, supply shortages or other supply chain disruptions; accidents, safety incidents or workforce disruptions; seasonality or other fluctuations in our quarterly results; our ability to generate class content; risks related to acquisitions or dispositions, including the acquisition of Precor; risks related to expansion into international markets; disruptions or failures of information technology systems, or websites; risks related to payment processing, cybersecurity, or data privacy; risks related to the Peloton App and its ability to work with a range of mobile and streaming technologies, systems, networks, and standards; our ability to effectively price and market our Connected Fitness Products and subscriptions and our limited operating history with which to predict the profitability of our subscription model; any inaccuracies in, or failure to achieve, operational and business metrics or forecasts of market growth; our ability to maintain effective internal control over financial and management systems and remediate material weaknesses; impacts from warranty claims or product returns; our ability to maintain, protect, and enhance our intellectual property; our ability to stay in compliance with laws and regulations that currently apply or become applicable to our business both in the United States and internationally; our reliance on third parties for computing, storage, processing and similar services and delivery and installation of our products; our ability to attract and retain highly skilled personnel and maintain our culture; risks related to our common stock and indebtedness; our anticipated use of the net proceeds from the offering; and those risks and uncertainties described in the sections titled "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Part  I, Item 2 of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2024 and the sections titled "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Part II, Item 7 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023, as such factors may be updated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements may not be achieved or occur. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, performance, or achievements. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release or to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as required by law.

Investor Relations Contact:
James Marsh
investor@onepeloton.com

Press Contact:
Letena Lindsay
press@onepeloton.com

 

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FAQ

What is the interest rate on Peloton's new convertible senior notes due 2029?

The interest rate on Peloton's new convertible senior notes due 2029 is 5.50%.

When will Peloton's new convertible senior notes mature?

Peloton's new convertible senior notes will mature on December 1, 2029.

What is the conversion price for Peloton's new convertible senior notes?

The initial conversion price for Peloton's new convertible senior notes is approximately $4.58 per share.

How much is Peloton offering in new convertible senior notes?

Peloton is offering $300 million in new convertible senior notes.

What will Peloton use the proceeds from the new note offering for?

Peloton plans to use the proceeds to repurchase $800 million of 0.00% convertible notes due 2026 and refinance existing loans.

What is the conversion premium for Peloton's new notes over the last reported share price?

The conversion premium for Peloton's new notes is approximately 40% over the last reported share price of $3.27.

When will the sale of Peloton's new notes settle?

The sale of Peloton's new notes is expected to settle on May 24, 2024.

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