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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended: January 31, 2021

 

OR

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from _______________ to _______________

 

Commission file number: 001-32491

 

Coffee Holding Co., Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   11–2238111

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

3475 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, New York   10314
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(718) 832-0800

(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed from last report)

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   JVA   The Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes [X] No [  ].

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer [  ]
Non-accelerated filer [X] Smaller reporting company [X]
    Emerging growth company [  ]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes [  ] No [X]

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock as of the latest practicable date.

 

5,708,599 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, are outstanding at March 17, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
PART I   3
     
ITEM 1 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 3
     
ITEM 2 MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 18
     
ITEM 3 QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 25
     
ITEM 4 CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 26
     
PART II   27
     
ITEM 1 LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 27
     
ITEM 1A RISK FACTORS 27
     
ITEM 2 UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS 27
     
ITEM 3 DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES 27
     
ITEM 4 MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES 27
     
ITEM 5 OTHER INFORMATION 27
     
ITEM 6 EXHIBITS 27

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 1 – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

JANUARY 31, 2021 AND OCTOBER 31, 2020

 

   January 31, 2021   October 31, 2020 
   (Unaudited)     
- ASSETS -          
CURRENT ASSETS:          
Cash  $2,728,781   $2,875,120 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $144,000 for 2021 and 2020   7,808,453    7,408,905 
Inventories   15,699,299    17,102,993 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   509,654    490,246 
Prepaid and refundable income taxes   60,191    145,305 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   26,806,378    28,022,569 
           
Machinery and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $7,763,417 and $7,610,864 for 2021 and 2020, respectively   2,110,917    2,197,319 
Customer list and relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $205,067 and $194,379 for 2021 and 2020, respectively   479,933    490,621 
Trademarks and tradenames   1,488,000    1,488,000 
Non-compete, net of accumulated amortization of $54,450 and $49,500 for 2021 and 2020, respectively   44,550    49,500 
Goodwill   2,488,785    2,488,785 
Equity method investments   558,807    561,405 
Deferred income tax asset   664,276    782,175 
Right of Use Asset   2,001,641    2,114,228 
Deposits and other assets   275,097    285,548 
TOTAL ASSETS  $36,918,384   $38,480,150 
           
- LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY -          
CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $3,745,026   $3,036,097 
Lease liability – current portion   360,119    484,163 
Note payable – current portion   3,829    5,075 
Due to broker   37,250    452,325 
Income taxes payable   120,782    5,371 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   4,267,006    3,983,031 
           
Deferred income tax liabilities   945,332    882,582 
Line of credit   952,732    3,796,822 
Lease liability   1,780,306    1,780,306 
Note payable – long term   17,292    17,292 
Deferred compensation payable   266,097    276,548 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   8,228,765    10,736,581 
Commitments and Contingencies          
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:          
Coffee Holding Co., Inc. stockholders’ equity:          
Preferred stock, par value $.001 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued   -    - 
Common stock, par value $.001 per share; 30,000,000 shares authorized, 6,633,930 shares issued for 2021 and 2020; 5,708,599 shares outstanding for 2021 and 2020   6,634    6,634 
Additional paid-in capital   18,119,492    17,929,724 
Retained earnings   13,893,180    13,215,868 
Less: Treasury stock, 925,331 common shares, at cost for 2021 and 2020   (4,633,560)   (4,633,560)
Total Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Stockholders’ Equity   27,385,746    26,518,666 
Noncontrolling interest   1,303,873    1,224,903 
TOTAL EQUITY   28,689,619    27,743,569 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $36,918,384   $38,480,150 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(Unaudited)

 

   2021   2020 
NET SALES  $18,133,837   $19,285,501 
           
COST OF SALES (which includes purchases of approximately $0.7 million and $1.3 million in fiscal years 2021 and 2020, respectively, from a related party)   13,654,169    16,170,747 
           
GROSS PROFIT   4,479,668    3,114,754 
           
OPERATING EXPENSES:          
Selling and administrative   3,160,060    3,504,803 
Officers’ salaries   153,226    170,250 
TOTAL   3,313,286    3,675,053 
           
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS   1,166,382    (560,299)
           
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):          
Interest income   410    744 
Loss from equity method investments   (2,598)   (1,311)
Interest expense   (26,669)   (55,734)
TOTAL   (28,857)   (56,301)
           
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE PROVISION (BENEFIT) FOR INCOME TAXES AND NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY   1,137,525    (616,600)
           
Provision (benefit) for income taxes   381,243    (65,416)
           
NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY   756,282    (551,184)
Less: Net income attributable to the non-controlling interest in subsidiary   (78,970)   (48,664)
           
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.  $677,312   $(599,848)
           
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) earnings per share  $.12   $(.11)
           
Weighted average common shares outstanding:          
Basic and diluted   5,708,599    5,569,349 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(Unaudited)

 

   Common Stock   Treasury Stock   Additional Paid-in   Retained   Non- Controlling     
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Earnings   Interest   Total 
                                 
Balance, October 31, 2019   5,569,349   $6,494    925,331   $(4,633,560)  $16,580,974   $13,310,169   $1,466,646   $26,730,723 
                                         
Stock Compensation                       248,031              248,031 
                                         
Net loss                            (599,848)        (599,848)
                                         
Non-Controlling Interest                                 48,664    48,664 
                                         
Balance, January 31, 2020   5,569,349   $6,494    925,331   $(4,633,560)  $16,829,005   $12,710,321   $1,515,310   $26,427,570 
                                         
Balance, October 31, 2020   5,708,599   $6,634    925,331   $(4,633,560)  $17,929,724   $13,215,868   $1,224,903   $27,743,569 
                                         
Stock Compensation                       189,768              189,768 
                                         
Net income                            677,312         677,312 
                                         
Non-Controlling Interest                                 78,970    78,970 
                                         
Balance, January 3l, 2021   5,708,599   $6,634    925,331   $(4,633,560)  $18,119,492   $13,893,180   $1,303,873   $28,689,619 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(Unaudited)

 

   2021   2020 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
           
Net income (loss)  $756,282   $(551,184)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   168,191    187,793 
Stock-based compensation   189,768    248,031 
Unrealized (gain) loss on commodities   (415,075)   985,837 
Loss on equity method investments   2,598    1,311 
Amortization of right to use asset   112,587    106,961 
Change in lease liability   (124,044)   (117,468)
Deferred income taxes   180,649    (213,102)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (399,548)   811,251 
Inventories   1,403,694    785,372 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   (19,408)   (26,258)
Prepaid and refundable income taxes   85,114    138,033 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   708,929    (636,344)
Income taxes payable   115,411    217 
Net cash provided by operating activities   2,765,148    1,720,450 
           
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Purchases of machinery and equipment   (66,151)   (71,974)
Net cash used in investing activities   (66,151)   (71,974)
           
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Advances under bank line of credit   910    600,100 
Principal payments on note payable   (1,246)     
Principal payments under bank line of credit   (2,845,000)   (1,900,000)
Net cash used in financing activities   (2,845,336)   (1,299,900)
           
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH   (146,339)   348,576 
           
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD   2,875,120    2,402,556 
           
CASH, END OF PERIOD  $2,728,781   $2,751,132 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2021 AND 2020

(Unaudited)

 

   2021   2020 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW DATA:          
Interest paid  $31,409   $61,906 
Income taxes paid  $69   $9,436 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
           
Initial recognition of operating lease right of use asset  $-   $2,512,022 
Initial recognition of operating lease liabilities  $-   $2,705,484 
           
Machinery and equipment acquired through financing  $-   $26,807 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 1 - BUSINESS ACTIVITIES:

 

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (the “Company”) conducts wholesale coffee operations, including manufacturing, roasting, packaging, marketing and distributing roasted and blended coffees for private labeled accounts and its own brands, and it sells green coffee. The Company also manufactures and sells coffee roasters. The Company’s core product, coffee, can be summarized and divided into three product categories (“product lines”) as follows:

 

Wholesale Green Coffee: unroasted raw beans imported from around the world and sold to large and small roasters and coffee shop operators;

 

Private Label Coffee: coffee roasted, blended, packaged and sold under the specifications and names of others, including supermarkets that want to have their own brand name on coffee to compete with national brands; and

 

Branded Coffee: coffee roasted and blended to the Company’s own specifications and packaged and sold under the Company’s eight proprietary and licensed brand names in different segments of the market.

 

The Company’s private label and branded coffee sales are primarily to customers that are located throughout the United States with limited sales in Canada and certain countries in Asia. Such customers include supermarkets, wholesalers, and individually-owned and multi-unit retailers. The Company’s unprocessed green coffee, which includes over 90 specialty coffee offerings, is sold primarily to specialty gourmet roasters and to coffee shop operators in the United States with limited sales in Australia, Canada, England and China.

 

The Company’s wholesale green, private label, and branded coffee product categories generate revenues and cost of sales individually but incur selling, general and administrative expenses in the aggregate. There are no individual product managers and discrete financial information is not available for any of the product lines. The Company’s product portfolio is used in one business and it operates and competes in one business activity and economic environment. In addition, the three product lines share customers, manufacturing resources, sales channels, and marketing support. Thus, the Company considers the three product lines to be one single reporting segment.

 

COVID-19

 

The global outbreak of COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and a national emergency by the U.S. government in March 2020 and has negatively affected the U.S. and global economies, disrupted global supply chains, resulted in significant travel and transport restrictions, mandated closures and stay-at-home orders, and created significant disruption of the financial markets.

 

The continuing impact on the Company’s business, including the decrease in our sales, the length and impact of stay-at-home orders and/or regional quarantines, labor shortages and employment trends, disruptions to supply chains, including its ability to obtain products from global suppliers, higher operating costs, the form and impact of economic stimulus and general overall economic instability, has contributed to and may continue to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, results of operations, financial condition and cash flows. At this time the full impact could not be determined.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICY:

 

The following (a) condensed consolidated balance sheet as of January 31, 2021, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and (b) the unaudited interim condensed financial statements have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information not misleading. It is suggested that these condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s latest shareholders’ annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 16, 2021 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2020 (“Form 10-K”).

 

In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include normal and recurring nature adjustments) necessary to present a fair statement of the Company’s financial position as of January 31, 2021, and results of operations for the three ended January 31, 2021 and the cash flows for the three months ended January 31, 2021 as applicable, have been made.

 

The results of operations for the three months ended January 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year or any future periods.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, the Company’s subsidiaries, Organic Products Trading Company, LLC (“OPTCO”), Sonofresco, LLC (“SONO”), Comfort Foods, Inc. (“CFI”) and Generations Coffee Company, LLC (“GCC”), the entity formed as a result of the Company’s joint venture with Caruso’s Coffee, Inc. The Company owns a 60% equity interest in GCC. All significant inter-company transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

 

Significant Accounting Policy

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with the five-step model as prescribed by ASU 606 in which the Company evaluates the transfer of promised goods or services and recognizes revenue when its customer obtains control of promised goods or services in an amount that reflects the consideration which the Company expects to be entitled to receive in exchange for those goods or services. To determine revenue recognition for the arrangements that the Company determines are within the scope of ASU 606, the Company performs the following five steps: (1) identify the contract(s) with a customer, (2) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (3) determine the transaction price, (4) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract and (5) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. See Note 9 for revenue disaggregated by product line.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 2 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICY (cont’d):

 

Share-Based Payment

 

The Company accounts for share-based payments using the fair value method. For employees and directors, the fair value of the award is measured, as discussed below, on the grant date. The Company has granted stock options at an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock as reported by Nasdaq. Upon exercise of an option, the Company issues new shares of common stock out of its authorized shares.

 

The fair value of options has been estimated on the grant date using the Black-Scholes pricing model. The fair value of each instrument is estimated on the grant date utilizing certain assumptions for a risk-free interest rate, volatility and expected remaining lives of the awards. The risk-free interest rate used is the United States Treasury rate for the day of the grant having a term equal to the life of the equity instrument. Beginning with the current year quarter, the fair value of stock-based payment awards issued was estimated using a volatility derived from comparable companies share price. The assumptions used in calculating the fair value of share-based payment awards represents management’s best estimates, but these estimates involve inherent uncertainties and the application of management judgement. As a result, if factors change and the Company uses different assumptions, the Company’s stock-based compensation expense could be materially different in the future.

 

The Black Scholes assumptions are as follows:

 

Expected Life  10 years 
Risk free interest rate  2.42% ˗ 2.57%
Expected volatility  43.0% ˗ 64.2%
Expected dividend yield  0%
Forfeiture rate  0%

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 3 - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE:

 

Trade accounts receivable are stated at the amount the Company expects to collect. The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of its customers to make required payments. Management considers the following factors when determining the collectability of specific customer accounts: customer credit-worthiness, past transaction history with the customer, current economic industry trends, and changes in customer payment terms. Past due balances over 60 days and other higher risk amounts are reviewed individually for collectability. If the financial condition of the Company’s customers were to deteriorate, adversely affecting their ability to make payments, additional allowances would be required. Based on management’s assessment, the Company provides for estimated uncollectible amounts through a charge to earnings and a credit to a valuation allowance. Balances that remain outstanding after the Company has used reasonable collection efforts are written off through a charge to the valuation allowance and a credit to accounts receivable.

 

The reserve for sales discounts represents the estimated discount that customers will take upon payment. The reserve for other allowances represents the estimated amount of returns, slotting fees and volume based discounts estimated to be incurred by the Company from its customers. The allowances are summarized as follows:

 

   January 31, 2021   October 31, 2020 
Allowance for doubtful accounts  $65,000   $65,000 
Reserve for other allowances   35,000    35,000 
Reserve for sales discounts   44,000    44,000 
Totals  $144,000   $144,000 

 

NOTE 4 - INVENTORIES:

 

Inventories at January 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020 consisted of the following:

 

   January 31, 2021   October 31, 2020 
Packed coffee  $3,407,110   $3,590,709 
Green coffee   10,099,679    11,390,668 
Roasters and parts   413,419    381,617 
Packaging supplies   1,779,091    1,739,999 
Totals  $15,699,299   $17,102,993 

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 5 - COMMODITIES HELD BY BROKER:

 

The Company has used, and intends to continue to use in a limited capacity, short term coffee futures and options contracts primarily for the purpose of partially hedging and minimizing the effects of changing green coffee prices and to reduce our cost of sales. The commodities held at broker represent the market value of the Company’s trading account, which consists of options and future contracts for coffee held with a brokerage firm. The Company uses options and futures contracts, which are not designated or qualifying as hedging instruments, to partially hedge the effects of fluctuations in the price of green coffee beans. Options and futures contracts are recognized at fair value in the condensed consolidated financial statements with current recognition of gains and losses on such positions. The Company’s accounting for options and futures contracts may increase earnings volatility in any particular period.

 

The Company has open position contracts held by the broker, which are summarized as follows:

 

   January 31, 2021   October 31, 2020 
Option Contracts  $(4,444)  $(164,475)
Future Contracts   (32,806)   (287,850)
Total Commodities  $(37,250)  $(452,325)

 

The Company classifies its options and future contracts as trading securities and accordingly, unrealized holding gains and losses are included in earnings and not reflected as a net amount as a separate component of stockholders’ equity.

 

At January 31, 2021, the Company held 16 futures contracts (generally with terms of three to four months) for the purchase of 600,000 pounds of green coffee at a weighted average price of $1.235. The fair market value of coffee applicable to such contracts was $1.23 per pound at that date. The Company also held 10 options covering an aggregate of 375,000 pounds of green coffee beans. The fair market value of these options, which was obtained from observable market data of similar instruments was $16,650.

 

At October 31, 2020, the Company held 48 futures contracts (generally with terms of three to four months) for the purchase of 1,800,000 pounds of green coffee at a weighted average price of $1.158 per pound. The fair market value of coffee applicable to such contracts was $1.044 per pound at that date.

 

The Company recorded realized and unrealized gains and losses respectively, on these contracts as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended January 31, 
   2021   2020 
Gross realized gains  $261,987   $356,559 
Gross realized losses   (76)   (126,811)
Unrealized gain (loss)   415,075    (985,837)
Total  $676,986   $(756,089)

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 6 - LINE OF CREDIT:

 

 

On April 25, 2017 the Company and OPTCO (together with the Company, collectively referred to herein as the “Borrowers”) entered into an Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement (the “A&R Loan Agreement”) and Amended and Restated Loan Facility (the “A&R Loan Facility”) with Sterling National Bank (“Sterling”), which consolidated (i) the financing agreement between the Company and Sterling, dated February 17, 2009, as modified, (the “Company Financing Agreement”) and (ii) the financing agreement between Company, as guarantor, OPTCO and Sterling, dated March 10, 2015 (the “OPTCO Financing Agreement”), amongst other things.

 

On March 13, 2020, the Company reached an agreement for a new loan modification agreement and credit facility with Sterling. The terms of the new agreement, among other things: (i) provides for a new maturity date of March 31, 2022 and (ii) decreases the interest rate per annum to LIBOR plus 1.75% (with such interest rate not to be lower than 3.50%). All other terms of the A&R Loan Agreement and A&R Loan Facility remain the same.

 

Each of the A&R Loan Facility and A&R Loan Agreement contains covenants, subject to certain exceptions, that place annual restrictions on the Borrowers’ operations, including covenants relating to debt restrictions, capital expenditures, indebtedness, minimum deposit restrictions, tangible net worth, net profit, leverage, employee loan restrictions, dividend and repurchase restrictions (common stock and preferred stock), and restrictions on intercompany transactions. The Company was in compliance with all covenants as of January 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 7 - INCOME TAXES:

 

The Company accounts for income taxes pursuant to the asset and liability method which requires deferred income tax assets and liabilities to be computed for temporary differences between the financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in the future based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized. The income tax provision or benefit is the tax incurred for the period plus or minus the change during the period in deferred tax assets and liabilities.

 

As of January 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020, the Company did not have any unrecognized tax benefits or open tax positions. The Company’s practice is to recognize interest and/or penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense. As of January 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020, the Company had no accrued interest or penalties related to income taxes. The Company currently has no federal or state tax examinations in progress.

 

The Company files a U.S. federal income tax return and California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, New York City, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Texas state tax returns. The Company’s federal income tax return is no longer subject to examination by the federal taxing authority for the years before fiscal 2017. The Company’s California, Colorado and New Jersey income tax returns are no longer subject to examination by their respective taxing authorities for the years before fiscal 2016. The Company’s Oregon and New York income tax returns are no longer subject to examination by their respective taxing authorities for the years before fiscal 2017.

 

NOTE 8 - EARNINGS PER SHARE:

 

The Company presents “basic” and “diluted” earnings per common share pursuant to the provisions included in the authoritative guidance issued by FASB, “Earnings per Share,” and certain other financial accounting pronouncements. Basic earnings per common share were computed by dividing net income by the sum of the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per common share is computed by dividing the net income by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding plus the dilutive effect of common shares issuable upon exercise of potential sources of dilution.

 

The weighted average common shares outstanding used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share were 5,708,599 and 5,569,349 for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The Company has granted 1,000,000 options which have not been included in the calculation of diluted earnings per share due to their anti-dilutive nature.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 9 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:

 

CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT

 

The Company was named as a defendant in a putative class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on or about December 21, 2020. The plaintiffs, Eileen Brodsky and Rhonda Diamond, purporting to represent a class of individuals who purchased coffee products at Aldi, Inc. (“Aldi”), a supermarket chain, generally allege that Aldi sold private label coffee products manufactured by us and by Pan American Coffee Co., LLC (“Pan American”), which falsely described the number of cups of coffee that could be made from the amount of product purchased. Aldi and Pan American are also named as defendants in the action. The complaint asserts a variety of claims under New York and California consumer protection laws, and seeks unspecified monetary damages, including disgorgement and restitution, as well as other forms of relief including class certification, declaratory and injunctive relief, attorneys’ fees, and interest. The Company believes the allegations in the complaint are wholly without merit and that the claims asserted are legally deficient, and the company intends to vigorously defend the action. As of the filing of this Form 10-Q, the Company has not been served with the complaint. Therefore, the Company is unable to predict the ultimate outcome of this lawsuit.

 

A significant customer of the Company was named as a defendant in a putative class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on or about February 2, 2021, concerning the labeling on private label coffee productions we sold to the customer. The plaintiff, David Cohen, purporting to represent a class of individuals who purchased coffee products from our customer, generally allege that the customer sold private label coffee products manufactured by the Company which falsely described the number of cups of coffee that could be made from the amount of product purchased. The Company is not named as a defendant in the action, but has agreed to indemnify the customer for the costs and expenses incurred in defending the lawsuit and for any liability the customer may suffer as a result. The complaint asserts a variety of claims under Massachusetts consumer protection laws, and seeks unspecified monetary damages as well as other forms of relief including class certification, declaratory and injunctive relief, attorneys’ fees, and interest. The Company believes the allegations in the complaint are wholly without merit and that the claims asserted are legally deficient, and intends to vigorously support the customer in defending the action. As of the filing of this Form 10-Q, the Company is unable to predict the ultimate outcome of this lawsuit.

 

The following summarizes the Company’s operating leases:

 

   January 31, 2021 
     
Right-of-use operating lease assets  $2,004,641 
Current lease liability  $360,119 
Non-current lease liability  $1,780,306 

 

   January 31, 2021 
     
Average remaining lease term   3.1 
Discount rate   4.75%

 

Maturities of lease liabilities by year for our operating leases are as follows:

 

2021  $456,558 
2022   535,920 
2023   531,807 
2024   316,477 
2025   168,288 
Thereafter   434,744 
Total lease payments  $2,443,794 
Less: imputed interest   (303,369)
Present value of operating lease liabilities  $2,140,425 

 

The aggregate cash payments under these leasing agreements was $150,153 for the three months ended January 31, 2021.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 10 - ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY:

 

Approximately 26% of the Company’s sales were derived from six customers during the three months ended January 31, 2021. These customers also accounted for approximately $2,404,000 of the Company’s accounts receivable balance at January 31, 2021. Approximately 24% of the Company’s sales were derived from six customers during the three months ended January 31, 2020. These customers also accounted for approximately $2,651,000 of the Company’s accounts receivable balance at January 31, 2020. Concentration of credit risk with respect to other trade receivables is limited due to the short payment terms generally extended by the Company, by ongoing credit evaluations of customers, and by maintaining an allowance for doubtful accounts that management believes will adequately provide for credit losses.

 

For the three months ended January 31, 2021, approximately 29% of the Company’s purchases were from five vendors (of which one vendor was at 10%). These vendors accounted for approximately $748,000 of the Company’s accounts payable at January 31, 2021. For the three months ended January 31, 2020, approximately 28% of the Company’s purchases were from six vendors. These vendors accounted for approximately $633,000 of the Company’s accounts payable at January 31, 2020. Management does not believe the loss of any one vendor would have a material adverse effect of the Company’s operations due to the availability of many alternate suppliers.

 

The following table presents revenues by product line in the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020

 

   January 31, 2020   January 31, 2020 
Green  $6,603,875   $6,785,576 
Packaged  $11,529,962   $12,499,925 
Totals  $18,133,837   $19,285,501 

 

NOTE 11 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS:

 

The Company has engaged its 40% partner in GCC as an outside contractor (the “Partner”). Included in contract labor expense are expenses incurred from the Partner during the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 of $74,693 and $102,771, respectively, for the processing of finished goods.

 

An employee of one of the top five vendors is a director of the Company. Purchases from that vendor totaled approximately $734,000 and $1,333,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020 respectively. The corresponding accounts payable balance to this vendor was approximately $199,000 and $285,000 at January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

In January 2005, the Company established the “Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan.” Currently, there is only one participant in the plan: the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Within the plan guidelines, this employee is deferring a portion of his current salary and bonus. The assets are held in a separate trust. The deferred compensation payable represents the liability due to an officer of the Company. The assets are included in the Deposits and other assets in the accompanying balance sheets. The deferred compensation asset and liability at January 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020 were $266,097 and $276,548, respectively.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

NOTE 12 - STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

 

  a. Treasury Stock. The Company utilizes the cost method of accounting for treasury stock. The cost of reissued shares is determined under the last-in, first-out method. The Company did not purchase any shares during the three months ended January 31, 2021 and the year ended October 31, 2020.
     
  b. Stock Options. The Company has an incentive stock plan, the 2013 Equity Compensation Plan (the “2013 Plan”), and on April 19, 2019, has granted stock options to employees, officers and non-employee directors from the 2013 Plan. Options granted under the 2013 Plan may be Incentive Stock Options or Nonqualified Stock Options, as determined by the Administrator at the time of grant. As of January 31, 2021, the Board of Directors approved 1,000,000 options.
     
    During the year ended October 31, 2019, the Company granted stock option awards to five board members to purchase an aggregate 59,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at $5.43 per share.
     
    The stock options have an expected term of six years and will vest over a twelve month service period.
     
    The stock options have an aggregate grant date fair value of approximately $233,050. The Company also granted stock option awards to certain officers and employees to purchase an aggregate of 941,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $5.43 per share. The stock options have an expected term of six years and will vest over a three year service period. These stock options have an aggregate grant date fair value of approximately $2,277,220.
     
    The following table represents stock option activity for the three months ended January 31, 2021:

 

   Stock Options   Exercise Price   Contractual Life   Aggregate Intrinsic 
   Outstanding   Exercisable   Outstanding   Exercisable   (Years)   Value 
Balance October 31, 2020   1,000,000    -   $5.43    -    10    - 
Exercised   -          -               -         -          -          - 
Cancelled   -    -    -    -    -    - 
Balance January 31, 2021   1,000,000    -   $5.43    -    10    - 

 

The Company recorded $189,768 and $868,477 of stock-based compensation in the three months ended January 31, 2021 and the year ended October 31, 2020, respectively.

 

The outstanding stock compensation expense as of January 31, 2021 was approximately $975,126.

 

NOTE 13 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS:

 

The Company evaluates events that have occurred after the balance sheet date but before the financial statements are issued. Based upon the evaluation, the Company did not identify any recognized or non-recognized subsequent events that would have required further adjustment or disclosure in the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

 

Some of the matters discussed under the caption “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation,” “Business,” “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this annual report include forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We have based these forward-looking statements upon information available to management as of the date of this Form 10-Q and management’s expectations and projections about future events, including, among other things:

 

  our dependency on a single commodity could affect our revenues and profitability;
  our success in expanding our market presence in new geographic regions;
  the effectiveness of our hedging policy may impact our profitability;
  the success of our joint ventures;
  our success in implementing our business strategy or introducing new products;
  our ability to attract and retain customers;
  our ability to obtain additional financing;
  our ability to comply with the restrictive covenants we are subject to under our current financing;
  the effects of competition from other coffee manufacturers and other beverage alternatives;
  the impact to the operations of our Colorado facility;
  general economic conditions and conditions which affect the market for coffee;
  the potential adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations and results, including as a result of the loss of adequate labor, any prolonged closures, or series of temporary closures, of our supply chain, or changes in consumer behaviors, when stay-at-home restriction orders are lifted and/or as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on financial markets and economic conditions;
  our expectations regarding, and the stability of, our supply chain, including potential shortages or interruptions in the supply or delivery of green coffee, as a result of COVID-19 or otherwise;
  the macro global economic environment;
  our ability to maintain and develop our brand recognition;
  the impact of rapid or persistent fluctuations in the price of coffee beans;
  fluctuations in the supply of coffee beans;
  the volatility of our common stock; and
  other risks which we identify in future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

 

In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “future,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate” and similar expressions (or the negative of such expressions). Any or all of our forward looking statements in this quarterly report and in any other public statements we make may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions we might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. In addition we undertake no responsibility to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this quarterly report.

 

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Overview

 

We are an integrated wholesale coffee roaster and dealer in the United States and one of the few coffee companies that offers a broad array of coffee products across the entire spectrum of consumer tastes, preferences and price points. As a result, we believe that we are well-positioned to increase our profitability and endure potential coffee price volatility throughout varying cycles of the coffee market and economic conditions.

 

Our operations have primarily focused on the following areas of the coffee industry:

 

  the sale of wholesale specialty green coffee;
  the roasting, blending, packaging and sale of private label coffee;
  the roasting, blending, packaging and sale of our eight brands of coffee; and
  sales of our tabletop coffee roasting equipment.

 

Our operating results are affected by a number of factors including:

 

  the level of marketing and pricing competition from existing or new competitors in the coffee industry;
  our ability to retain existing customers and attract new customers;
  our hedging policy;
  fluctuations in purchase prices and supply of green coffee and in the selling prices of our products; and
  our ability to manage inventory and fulfillment operations and maintain gross margins.

 

Our net sales are driven primarily by the success of our sales and marketing efforts and our ability to retain existing customers and attract new customers. For this reason, we have made, and will continue to evaluate, strategic decisions to acquire and invest in measures that are expected to increase net sales. In addition to our acquisitions, in October 2020, we entered into an agreement to become a 49% owner in The Jordre Well, a CBD beverage company (“The Jordre Well”). Under the terms of the agreement with The Jordre Well, The Jordre Well will assist us in the development and commercialization of CBD-infused line extensions for the existing coffee brands within our portfolio, as well as launch new brands that are intended to serve consumer demand for non-coffee CBD-infused beverages and products. We believe these efforts will allow us to expand our business.

 

Our sales are affected by the price of green coffee. We purchase our green coffee from dealers located primarily within the United States. The dealers supply us with coffee beans from many countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Kenya, Indonesia, Brazil and Uganda. The supply and price of coffee beans are subject to volatility and are influenced by numerous factors which are beyond our control. For example, in Brazil, which produces approximately 40% of the world’s green coffee, the coffee crops are historically susceptible to frost in June and July and drought in September, October and November. However, because we purchase coffee from a number of countries and are able to freely substitute one country’s coffee for another in our products, price fluctuations in one country generally have not had a material impact on the price we pay for coffee. Accordingly, price fluctuations in one country generally have not had a material effect on our results of operations, liquidity and capital resources. Historically, because we generally have been able to pass green coffee price increases through to customers, increased prices of green coffee generally result in increased net sales, irrespective of sales volume.

 

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The supply and price of coffee beans are subject to volatility and are influenced by numerous factors which are beyond our control. Historically, we have used, and intend to continue to use in a limited capacity, short-term coffee futures and options contracts primarily for the purpose of partially hedging the effects of changing green coffee prices. In addition, we acquired, and expect to continue to acquire, futures contracts with longer terms, generally three to four months, primarily for the purpose of guaranteeing an adequate supply of green coffee. Realized and unrealized gains or losses on options and futures contracts are reflected in our cost of sales. Gains on options and futures contracts reduce our cost of sales and losses on options and futures contracts increase our cost of sales. The use of these derivative financial instruments has generally enabled us to mitigate the effect of changing prices. We believe that, in normal economic times, our hedging policies remain a vital element to our business model not only in controlling our cost of sales, but also giving us the flexibility to obtain the inventory necessary to continue to grow our sales while trying to minimize margin compression during a time of historically high coffee prices. However, no strategy can entirely eliminate pricing risks and we generally remain exposed to losses on futures contracts when prices decline significantly in a short period of time, and we would generally remain exposed to supply risk in the event of non-performance by the counterparties to any of our futures contracts. Although we have had net gains on options and futures contracts in the past, we have incurred significant losses on options and futures contracts during some recent reporting periods. In these cases, our cost of sales has increased, resulting in a decrease in our profitability or increase our losses. Such losses have and could in the future materially increase our cost of sales and materially decrease our profitability and adversely affect our stock price. If our hedging policy is not effective, we may not be able to control our coffee costs, we may be forced to pay greater than market value for green coffee and our profitability may be reduced.” Failure to properly design and implement an effective hedging strategy may materially adversely affect our business and operating results. If the hedges that we enter do not adequately offset the risks of coffee bean price volatility or our hedges result in losses, our cost of sales may increase, resulting in a decrease in profitability or increased losses. As previously announced, as a result of the volatile nature of the commodities markets, we have and are continuing to scale back our use of hedging and short-term trading of coffee futures and options contracts, and intend to continue to use these practices in a limited capacity going forward.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic

 

The global outbreak of COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and a national emergency by the U.S. government in March 2020 and has negatively affected the U.S. and global economies, disrupted global supply chains, resulted in significant travel and transport restrictions, mandated closures and stay-at-home orders, and created significant disruption of the financial markets. However, we are classified as an essential business and its factories continued to operate with little to no impact from the pandemic-related closures.

 

To date, we have experienced minimal disruption to our supply chain or distribution network, including the supply of green coffee beans, though it is possible that more significant disruptions could occur if the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact markets around the world. We are also working closely with all of our business partners. As a food producer, we are an essential service and almost all of our employees continue to work within our production and distribution facilities.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a material adverse impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended January 31, 2021, and it has resulted, and is expected to continue to result for at least the near and immediate term, in significant economic disruptions and changes to consumer behaviors in the United States, which, has impacted and is expected to continue to negatively impact our business. Many of our customers who purchase green coffee from us for use in cafés, restaurants and food service operations, were forced to temporarily suspend or close operations, adversely impacting our sales to customers in that segment. However, as sales to the café, restaurant and food service segment decreased in the quarter, sales to large wholesaler and retail customers increased, as there was a shift in buying and consumption of coffee products to this segment.

 

The continuing impact on our business, including the length and impact of stay-at-home orders and/or regional quarantines, labor shortages and employment trends, disruptions to supply chains, including our ability to obtain products from global suppliers, higher operating costs, the form and impact of economic stimulus and general overall economic instability, is uncertain at this time and could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Estimates are used for, but not limited to, the accounting for the allowance for doubtful accounts, inventories, assets held for sale, business combinations, carrying amounts of intangible assets and goodwill, deferred taxes, income taxes, commodities held and loss contingencies. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

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We believe the following critical accounting policies, among others, may be impacted significantly by judgment, assumptions and estimates used in the preparation of the financial statements:

 

  The Company has adopted the new revenue recognition standard ASC 606 on November 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective method. The majority of the Company’s business is ship and bill. The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with the five-step model in which the Company evaluates the transfer of promised goods or services and recognizes revenue when its customer obtains control of promised goods or services in an amount that reflects the consideration which the Company expects to be entitled to receive in exchange for those goods or services. To determine revenue recognition for the arrangements, the Company performs the following five steps: (1) identify the contract(s) with a customer, (2) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (3) determine the transaction price, (4) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract and (5) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation.

 

  Effective November 1, 2019, we adopted ASC Topic 842, Leases (“ASC 842”). The new guidance increases transparency by requiring the recognition of right to use assets and lease liabilities on the statement of financial condition. The recognition of these lease assets and lease liabilities represents a change from previous US GAAP requirement, which did not require lease assets and lease liabilities to be recognized for most operating leases. The recognition, measurement and presentation of expenses and cash flows arising from a lease, have not significantly changed from previous US GAAP requirements. On November 1, 2019, the effective date of ASC 842, existing leases of ours were required to be recognized and measured. Additionally any leases entered into during the year were also required to recognized and measured. In applying ASC 842, we made an accounting policy election not to recognize the right of use assets and lease liabilities relating to short-term leases. Implementation of ASC 842 included an analysis of contracts, including real estate leases and service contracts to identify embedded leases, to determine the initial recognition of the right to use assets and lease liabilities, which required subjective assessment over the determination of the associated discount rates to apply in determining the lease liabilities. The new standard provides a number of transition practical expedients, which we have elected, including: A “package of three” expedients that must be taken together and allow entities to (1) not reassess whether existing contracts contain leases, (2) carryforward the existing lease classification, and (3) not reassess initial direct costs associated with existing leases.

 

  Our allowance for doubtful accounts is maintained to provide for losses arising from customers’ inability to make required payments. If there is deterioration of our customers’ credit worthiness and/or there is an increase in the length of time that the receivables are past due greater than the historical assumptions used, additional allowances may be required. For example, every additional one percent of our net accounts receivable that becomes uncollectible, would decrease our operating income by approximately $78,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2021. The reserve for sales discounts represents the estimated discount that customers will take upon payment. The reserve for other allowances represents the estimated amount of returns, slotting fees and volume based discounts estimated to be incurred by us from our customers.

 

  Inventories are stated at lower of cost (determined on a first-in, first-out basis) or market. Based on our assumptions about future demand and market conditions, inventories are subject to be written-down to market value. If our assumptions about future demand change and/or actual market conditions are less favorable than those projected, additional write-downs of inventories may be required. Each additional one percent of potential inventory write-down would have decreased operating income by approximately $157,000 for the three months ended January 31, 2021.
     
  The commodities held at broker represent the market value of our trading account, which consists of option and futures contracts for coffee held with a brokerage firm. We use options and futures contracts, which are not designated or qualifying as hedging instruments, to partially hedge the effects of fluctuations in the price of green coffee beans. Options and futures contracts are recognized at fair value in the consolidated financial statements with current recognition of gains and losses on such positions. We classify options and futures contracts as trading securities and accordingly, unrealized holding gains and losses are included in earnings. We record realized and unrealized gains and losses in our cost of sales in the statement of operations/income.

 

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  We account for income taxes in accordance with the relevant authoritative guidance. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are computed for temporary differences between the financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in the future based on enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred tax assets are reflected on the balance sheet when it is determined that it is more likely than not that the asset will be realized.
     
  Our goodwill consists of the cost in excess of the fair market value of the acquired net assets of OPTCO, SONO, CFI and Steep & Brew, through GCC, which has been integrated into a structure that does not provide the basis for separate reporting units. Consequently, we are a single reporting unit for goodwill impairment testing purposes. We also have intangible assets consisting of our customer lists and relationships and trademarks acquired from OPTCO and SONO. At January 31, 2021 our balance sheet reflected goodwill and intangible assets as set forth below:

 

   January 31, 2021 
Customer list and relationships, net  $479,933 
Non-compete, net   44,550 
Trademarks and tradenames   1,488,000 
Goodwill   2,488,785 
   $4,501,268 

 

Goodwill and the trademarks which are deemed to have indefinite lives are subject to annual impairment tests. Goodwill impairment tests require the comparison of the fair value and carrying value of reporting units. We assess the potential impairment of goodwill and intangible assets annually and on an interim basis whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. Upon completion of such review, if impairment is found to have occurred, a corresponding charge will be recorded. The value assigned to the customer list and relationships is being amortized over a twenty year period. The value assigned to non-compete is being amortized over a five year period.

 

Because we are a single reporting unit, the closing Nasdaq Capital Market price of our common stock as of the acquisition date was used as the basis to measure the fair value of goodwill. Goodwill and the intangible assets will be tested annually at the end of each fiscal year to determine whether they have been impaired. Upon completion of each annual review, there can be no assurance that a material charge will not be recorded. Impairment testing is required more often than annually if an event or circumstance indicates that an impairment or decline in value may have occurred.

 

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Three Months Ended January 31, 2021 Compared to the Three Months Ended January 31, 2020

 

Net Sales. Net sales totaled $18,133,837 for the three months ended January 31, 2021, a decrease of $1,151,664, or 6%, from $19,285,501 for the three months ended January 31, 2020. The decrease in net sales was due to the COVID-19 pandemic which caused many of our green coffee customers who service the restaurant and food service industries to either remain closed or suspend their business operations during the period resulting in lost revenues from that segment of our customer base.

 

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales for the three months ended January 31, 2021 was $13,654,169, or 75.3% of net sales, as compared to $16,170,747, or 83.8% of net sales, for the three months January 31, 2020. Cost of sales consists primarily of the cost of green coffee and packaging materials and realized and unrealized gains or losses on hedging activity. The decrease in cost of sales was due to our decreased sales partially offset by our favorable green coffee position and hedging.

 

Gross Profit. Gross profit for the three months ended January 31, 2021 amounted to $4,479,668 or 24.7% of net sales, as compared to $3,114,754 or 16.2% of net sales, for the three months ended January 31, 2020. The increase in gross profits was attributable to increased margins on our roasted and branded products partially due to the movement of lower cost green coffee inventory built up in previous quarters.

 

Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses decreased by $361,767 to $3,313,286 for the three months ended January 31, 2021 from $3,675,053 for the three months ended January 31, 2020. Selling and administrative expenses decreased by $344,743 and officers’ salaries decreased by $17,024. Our efforts to control costs through the elimination of redundancy in our operations and the elimination of certain unnecessary variable costs were the primary reasons for this decrease. These efforts were partially offset by the increase in our freight costs as we increased and expanded our product distribution.

 

Other Income (Expense). Other expense for the three months ended January 31, 2021 was $28,857, a decrease of $27,444 from $56,301 for the three months ended January 31, 2020. The decrease in other expense was attributable to a decrease in interest expense of $29,065, an increase in our loss from our equity investments of $1,287 and a decrease in our interest income of $334, during the three months ended January 31, 2021.

 

Income Taxes. Our provision for income taxes for the three months ended January 31, 2021 totaled $381,243 compared to a benefit of $65,416 for the three months ended January 31, 2020. The change was primarily attributable to the difference in the income for the quarter ended January 31, 2021 versus the income in the quarter ended January 31, 2020.

 

Net Income. We had net income of $677,312 or $0.12 per share basic and diluted, for the three months ended January 31, 2021 compared to a net loss of $599,848, or $0.11 per share basic and diluted for the three months ended January 31, 2020. The increase in net income was due primarily to the reasons described above.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of January 31, 2021, we had working capital of $22,539,372, which represented a $1,500,166 decrease from our working capital of $24,039,538 as of October 31, 2020, and total stockholders’ equity of $27,385,746 which increased by $867,080 from our total stockholders’ equity of $26,518,666 as of October 31, 2020. Our working capital decreased primarily due to decreases of $146,339 in cash, $1,403,694 in inventories, $85,114 in prepaid and refundable income taxes, increases of $708,929 in accounts payable and accrued expenses, increases of $115,411 in income taxes payable, partially offset by increase of $399,548 in accounts receivable, $19,408 in prepaid expenses, reductions of $124,044 in lease liabilities – current portion, $1,246 in note payable – current portion, $415,075 in due to broker. As of January 31, 2021, the outstanding balance on our line of credit was $952,732 compared to $3,796,822 as of October 31, 2020.

 

On April 25, 2017, we and OPTCO (collectively, the “Borrowers”) entered into an Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement (the “A&R Loan Agreement”) and Amended and Restated Loan Facility (the “A&R Loan Facility”) with Sterling National Bank (“Sterling”), which consolidated (i) the financing agreement between the Company and Sterling, dated February 17, 2009, as modified, (the “Company Financing Agreement”) and (ii) the financing agreement between us, as guarantor, OPTCO and Sterling, dated March 10, 2015 (the “OPTCO Financing Agreement”), amongst other things.

 

On March 13, 2020, we reached an agreement for a new loan modification agreement and credit facility with Sterling. The terms of the new agreement among other things: (i) provides for a new maturity date of March 31, 2022 and (ii) decreases the interest rate per annum to LIBOR plus 1.75% (with such interest rate not to be lower than 3.50%).

 

Each of the A&R Loan Facility and A&R Loan Agreement contains covenants, subject to certain exceptions, that place annual restrictions on the Borrowers’ operations, including covenants relating to debt restrictions, capital expenditures, indebtedness, minimum deposit restrictions, tangible net worth, net profit, leverage, employee loan restrictions, dividend and repurchase restrictions (common stock and preferred stock), and restrictions on intercompany transactions. We were in compliance with all covenants as of January 31, 2021 and October 31, 2020.

 

Each of the A&R Loan Facility and the A&R Loan Agreement is secured by all of our tangible and intangible assets. Other than as amended and restated by the A&R Loan Agreement, the Company Financing Agreement and the OPTCO Financing Agreement remains in full force and effect.

 

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For the three months ended January 31, 2021, our operating activities provided net cash of $2,765,148 as compared to the three months ended January 31, 2020 when operating activities provided net cash of $1,720,450. The increased cash flow from operations for the three months ended January 31, 2021 was primarily due to our inventory usage during the quarter and our net income.

 

For the three months ended January 31, 2021, our investing activities used net cash of $66,151 as compared to the three months ended January 31, 2020 when net cash used by investing activities was $71,974. The decrease in our uses of cash in investing activities was due to our reduced purchases of machinery and equipment during the three months ended January 31, 2021.

 

For the three months ended January 31, 2021, our financing activities used net cash of $2,845,336 compared to net cash used by financing activities of $1,299,900 for the three months ended January 31, 2020. The change in cash flow from financing activities for the three months ended January 31, 2021 was due to our increased principal payments on our credit line.

 

We expect to fund our operations, including paying our liabilities, funding capital expenditures and making required payments on our indebtedness, through March 16, 2022 with cash provided by operating activities and the use of our credit facility. In addition, an increase in eligible accounts receivable and inventory would permit us to make additional borrowings under our line of credit.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not Applicable.

 

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ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Management, which includes our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon that evaluation, our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. We specifically identified a combination of control deficiencies relating to the accuracy and completeness of our accounting for stock-based compensation awards and inventories at one of our subsidiaries, which constitute material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting. Notwithstanding such material weaknesses, we believe the financial information presented herein is materially correct and fairly presents the financial position and operating results of the quarter ended January 31, 2021.

 

As previously disclosed in Item 9A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2020, management has identified material weaknesses as of that date. The identified material weaknesses related to the accounting for stock-based compensation awards and inventories at one of our subsidiaries. A “material weakness” is a deficiency, or combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the company’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. To remediate the material weakness, we are initiating controls and procedures in order to:

 

  Reinforce the importance of a strong control environment, to emphasize the technical requirements for controls that are designed, implemented and operating effectively and to set the appropriate expectations on internal controls through establishing the related policies and procedures; and
  Review the processes for documenting and alerting key personnel, including our board members, officers, auditors and outside accountants, of non-reoccurring events related to stock-based compensation awards to ensure such events are timely and adequately recorded and communicated to the appropriate parties.
  We have replaced and hired new employees in the accounting department at the subsidiary where the inventory analysis issue occurred and have made upgrades to the computer systems at the subsidiary. Further, we hired a new director of finance at the subsidiary that is responsible for overseeing inventory counts and we are enhancing controls in the inventory business process over (i) inventory count procedures by requiring more frequent physical audits of our inventory, and (ii) review of inventory adjustments and approvals.

 

The material weaknesses identified above will not be considered remediated until our remediation efforts have been fully implemented and we have concluded that these controls are operating effectively.

 

Management does not expect that our internal control over financial reporting will prevent or detect all errors and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control systems are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in a cost-effective control system, no evaluation of internal control over financial reporting can provide absolute assurance that misstatements due to error or fraud will not occur or that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, have been or will be detected.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Other than the changes intended to remediate the material weakness as discussed above and in Part II, Item 9A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2020, there was no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2021 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

Information regarding reportable legal proceedings is contained in Part I, Item 3, “Legal Proceedings,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2020. There have been no material changes to the legal proceedings previously disclosed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2020, which are incorporated by reference herein.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

 

Our operations and financial results are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those described in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 16, 2021. There have been no material changes to our risk factors since the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2020.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

 

None.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

None.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.

 

31.1   Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer’s Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
     
32.1   Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer’s Certification furnished pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.**
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document *
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document *
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document *
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document *
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document *
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document *

 

* Filed herewith

** Furnished herewith

 

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Signatures

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Coffee Holding Co., Inc.
     
Date: March 17, 2021 By: /s/ Andrew Gordon
    Andrew Gordon President
    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

 

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