NET LEVERAGE RATIO
Mid-February, the board of directors decided to redefine the Company’s leverage framework, maintained at 3.5x to 4.5x Net Total Debt to Consolidated Annualized EBITDA. Going forward, the newly defined leverage framework will be based on net total leverage as opposed to net covenant leverage.
The outstanding balance of our consolidated total borrowings and total cash and cash equivalents - as defined under our 2017 Amended Senior Credit Facility (net covenant leverage) - resulted in a Net Total Debt to Consolidated Annualized EBITDA ratio of 3.2x at March 31, 2018. As per our 2017 Amended Senior Credit Facility, the Consolidated Annualized EBITDA includes certain unrealized OPEX synergies with regards to both the BASE and SFR Belux acquisitions, while Net Total Debt excludes both lease-related liabilities and vendor financing-related short-term liabilities. Our current net covenant leverage ratio is significantly below the springing maintenance covenant of 6.0x and the incurrence test of 4.5x net senior leverage. Excluding the aforementioned unrealized OPEX synergies and including all other short-term and long-term liabilities on our balance sheet, our net total leverage ratio as per March 31, 2018 reached 4.0x, being in the midst of the Company's redefined range.