There have also been covenant defaults under certain of our project level financing arrangements, mainly because of delays in the delivery of project level audited financial statements and the SunEdison Bankruptcy, which resulted in defaults because SunEdison, Inc. and certain of its affiliates have been serving as O&M and asset management service providers or as guarantors under relevant contracts. We have been working diligently with our lenders to cure or waive instances of default, including through the completion of project level audits and the retention of replacement service providers. However, there can be no assurance that all remaining defaults will be cured or waived. All of our project level financing arrangements are on a non-recourse basis, and therefore these defaults do not directly affect the financial position of the Company. However, if the remaining defaults are not cured or waived, this would continue to restrict the ability of the relevant project companies to make distributions to us, and may entitle certain project level lenders to demand repayment or enforce their security interests or other remedies.
Additionally, covenant defaults may occur in the future under the indenture governing the Senior Notes in the event of further delays in the filing of our periodic reports with the SEC. There can be no assurance that we will be able to file our periodic reports with the SEC within the periods currently required under the indenture governing the Senior Notes or that the holders of the Senior Notes will agree to any required extension of financial statement filing dates on acceptable terms or at all. A default on the Senior Notes would permit the trustee or the holders of at least 25.0% in aggregate principal amount of notes outstanding to accelerate the Senior Notes. The Company would likely not have sufficient liquidity to meet this obligation, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition and ability to pay dividends.
The risk of substantive consolidation of the Company with SunEdison and inclusion in the SunEdison Bankruptcy, as well as the risk of future covenant defaults under the indenture governing the Senior Notes, raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
Total liquidity as of May 31, 2017 was approximately $657.6 million, comprised of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents. The unrestricted cash and cash equivalents balance as of May 31, 2017 was comprised of $565.3 million and $92.2 million unrestricted cash and cash equivalents at the corporate and project level, respectively. Unrestricted cash held at our project companies is available for project expenses but not available for corporate use. Total corporate liquidity excludes availability under the Revolver as a result of the reduction to zero and termination of the revolving commitments under our Revolver on March 31, 2017, as further described in Item 1. Note 7 - Long-term Debt. On September 2, 2016, Global Operating LLC entered into a second supplemental indenture to the indenture governing the Senior Notes, under which Global Operating LLC agreed to repay the borrowing currently outstanding (other than the outstanding letters of credit) under the Revolver, as well as to restrictions on the ability of Global Operating LLC to further borrow under the Revolver until the earlier of March 8, 2017 or such time as SunEdison and its subsidiaries (other than the Company, TerraForm Power, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “TerraForm Power”) and their respective subsidiaries) have disposed of all or substantially all of their equity interests in the Company and an offer has been made to repurchase the outstanding Senior Notes at a purchase price in cash at least equal to 101.0% of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the repurchase date (or a binding agreement to make such an offer has been entered into). Subsequently, on March 31, 2017, Global Operating LLC permanently reduced to zero and terminated the revolving commitments under the Revolver and entered into a fifth amendment (the “Fifth Amendment”) to the Revolver. As a result, no availability under our Revolver was included in our liquidity position as of May 31, 2017. Management believes that the Company’s liquidity position and cash flows from operations will be adequate to finance operating and maintenance capital expenditures, service debt and other liquidity commitments. Management continues to regularly monitor the Company’s ability to finance the needs of the operating, financing and investing activities of our business in light of current conditions affecting us and within the dictates of prudent balance sheet management.
Sources of Liquidity
The Company’s principal sources of liquidity include unrestricted cash, cash generated from operations, borrowings under new and existing financing arrangements and the issuance of additional equity and debt securities. We are currently unable to access the capital markets for our debt and equity securities at costs that are attractive to us. We expect that sources of funds that are available to us, including cash on hand and cash generated from our operations, will be adequate to provide for the Company’s short-term and long-term liquidity needs. The Company’s ability to meet its debt service obligations and other capital requirements, including capital expenditures, as well as make acquisitions, will depend on the Company’s future operating performance which, in turn, will be subject to general economic, financial, business, competitive, legislative, regulatory and other conditions, many of which are beyond our control.