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Zebra (ZBRA) Prices $500M Senior Notes in Private Offering

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Zebra Technologies Corporation ZBRA recently announced the pricing of its private offering of senior notes worth $500 million in aggregate principal amount. The offering is anticipated to close on May 28, 2024, conditional on certain customary closing conditions.

The company’s shares gained 1.6% yesterday, thereby ending the trading session at $326.98.

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The senior notes carry an interest rate of 6.500% and are scheduled to mature on Jun 1, 2032. Notably, the senior notes are Zebra Technologies’ unsecured obligations and will be guaranteed by certain of its domestic subsidiaries. The notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers per Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 and to non-U.S. investors conforming to Regulation S.

Zebra Technologies expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay all of its outstanding debt under the revolving credit facility and to meet general corporate purposes. Exiting the first quarter, the company’s outstanding debt under its revolving credit facility totaled $172 million.

We believe that the offering of senior notes will increase ZBRA’s debts and, in turn, might inflate its financial obligations and hurt profitability. However, prepaying part of certain indebtedness will offer some relief. Exiting the first quarter, the company’s long-term debt remained high at $1.8 billion. At the end of the first quarter, its cash and cash equivalents were $127 million, less than the current portion of long-term debt of $272 million.

Zacks Rank, Price Performance and Earnings Trend

ZBRA, with a $16.8 billion market capitalization, currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). It stands to benefit from strong demand for services and software, and RFID (radio frequency identification) products. Also, its cost-management actions are enabling it to cut down operating expenses and improve margin performance.

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Its shares have gained 18.9% compared with the industry’s 11.6% growth in the past three months.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2024 earnings has increased 9.3% to $12.11 in the past 60 days.

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The Zacks Consensus Estimate for LXFR’s 2024 earnings has increased 13.5% in the past 60 days.

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In the past 60 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for CR’s 2024 earnings has risen 3.3%.

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In the past 60 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its 2024 earnings has inched up 1.9%.

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