Note 6 - Senior Notes, Net
|6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
|Notes to Financial Statements
|Long-Term Debt [Text Block]
NOTE 6 — SENIOR NOTES, NET
Senior notes, net consist of the following (in thousands):
The indentures for all of our senior notes contain non-financial covenants including, among others, limitations on the amount of secured debt we may incur, and limitations on sale and leaseback transactions and mergers. We were in compliance with all such covenants as of June 30, 2022.
Obligations to pay principal and interest on the senior notes are guaranteed by substantially all of our wholly-owned subsidiaries (each a “Guarantor” and, collectively, the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”), each of which is directly or indirectly 100% owned by Meritage Homes Corporation. Such guarantees are full and unconditional, and joint and several. In the event of a sale or other disposition of all of the assets of any Guarantor, by way of merger, consolidation or otherwise, or a sale or other disposition of all of the equity interests of any Guarantor then held by Meritage and its subsidiaries, then that Guarantor may be released and relieved of any obligations under its note guarantee. There are no significant restrictions on our ability or the ability of any Guarantor to obtain funds from their respective subsidiaries, as applicable, by dividend or loan. We do not provide separate financial statements of the Guarantor Subsidiaries because Meritage (the parent company) has no independent assets or operations and the guarantees are full and unconditional and joint and several. Subsidiaries of Meritage Homes Corporation that are non-guarantor subsidiaries are, individually and in the aggregate, minor.
In April 2021, we completed an offering of $450.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.875% Senior Notes due 2029. We used a portion of the net proceeds from this offering to redeem all $300.0 million aggregate principal outstanding of our 7.00% Senior Notes due 2022, incurring $18.2 million in early debt extinguishment charges in the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, reflected as Loss on early extinguishment of debt in the accompanying unaudited consolidated income statements.