Core Scientific explains its latest bankruptcy plan ahead of court date


Bitcoin (BTC) miner Core Scientific has released a presentation outlining its plans to emerge from bankruptcy in early January 2024. The presentation is based on the third amended joint Chapter 11 plan filed on Nov. 16 and includes an audio commentary by CEO Adam Sullivan.

Common shareholders and holders of two series of convertible notes are being planned for separately. Common shareholders will receive new shares exchanged at a ratio of 25:1, to provide them with $1.08 per pre-exchange share.

Planned Core Scientific indicators through 2027. Source: Core Scientific

Noteholders will receive $1.628 on every $1 of face value for notes due in April and $1.201 per $1 face value for notes with an August due date. Those payouts will take place on Jan. 3, 2024.

If it reaches agreements with key shareholders, Core Scientific will emerge from bankruptcy with $709 million in net debt and $791 million in equity value on Jan. 5, 2024. Through 2025, only $46 million in debt will mature.

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Core Scientific operates seven facilities in five states and has a total operational capacity of 724 MW. It projects adding 372 MW of capacity through fiscal year 2027 and seeing its revenue rise from $583 million in 2024 to $968 million in 2027.

Core Scientific filed for bankruptcy in late December 2022. Low revenue and low Bitcoin prices were blamed for the company’s failure. It had rejected a bailout offer from the B. Riley financial services platform a week earlier.

Shareholders can vote on the plan through Dec. 13 and the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas will make a decision on the plan on Dec. 22. If approved, the plan will go into effect on Jan. 5, 2024.

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