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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark one)

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

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2019

 

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: 001-38180

 

 


 

 

HF FOODS GROUP INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

81-2717873

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

6001 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27409

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(336) 268-2080

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value

 

HFFG

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 ☒ 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 shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). YES ☒ 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 an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ☐

Accelerated filer ☐

Non-accelerated filer ☐

Smaller reporting company ☒

 

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 ☒

 

As of November 14, 2019, the registrant had 53,050,211 and 52,145,096 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

HF Foods group inc.
form 10-q for the quarter ended SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Description

Page

 

 

PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1  Financial Statements

1

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

1

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

2

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Unaudited)

3

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

4

 

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

5

 

Item 2  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

27

 

Item 3  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

36

 

Item 4  Controls and Procedures

36

 

 

 

PART II.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1  Legal Proceedings

36

 

Item 1A  Risk Factors

36

 

Item 2  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

36

 

Item 3  Defaults Upon Senior Securities

37

 

Item 4  Mine Safety Disclosures

37

 

Item 5  Other Information

37

 

Item 6  Exhibits

37

 

 

 

SIGNATURE PAGE

38

 

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PART I.     FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

 

HF FOODS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

 

   

As of

 
   

September 30

   

December 31

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

ASSETS

               

CURRENT ASSETS:

               

Cash

  $ 6,803,415     $ 5,489,404  

Accounts receivable, net

    13,089,775       14,406,476  

Accounts receivable - related parties, net

    2,677,503       2,292,151  

Inventories, net

    29,826,054       22,175,769  

Advances to suppliers, net

    647,339       280,267  

Advances to suppliers - related parties, net

    990,139       1,526,482  

Notes receivable

    -       3,803,826  

Notes receivable - related parties, current

    -       8,117,686  

Income Tax Recoverable

    448,512       -  

Other current assets

    1,229,379       950,703  

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

    55,712,116       59,042,764  
                 

Property and equipment, net

    27,096,211       22,650,021  

Operating lease right-of-use assets

    75,169       -  

Deferred tax assets

    81,385       117,933  

Long-term notes receivable - related parties

    -       423,263  

Other long-term assets

    141,954       242,426  

TOTAL ASSETS

  $ 83,106,834     $ 82,476,407  
                 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

               

Lines of credit

  $ 11,864,481     $ 8,194,146  

Accounts payable

    18,728,857       17,474,206  

Accounts payable - related parties

    4,279,050       3,923,120  

Advance from customers

    758,296       61,406  

Advance from customers - related parties

    -       166,490  

Current portion of long-term debt, net

    1,650,898       1,455,441  

Current portion of obligations under capital leases

    262,904       164,894  

Current portion of obligations under operating leases

    40,155       -  

Income tax payable

    13,343       -  

Accrued expenses

    991,299       2,148,602  

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

    38,589,283       33,588,305  
                 

Long-term debt, net

    15,409,535       13,109,854  

Obligations under capital leases, non-current

    1,139,964       120,705  

Obligations under operating leases, non-current

    35,014       -  

Deferred tax liabilities

    1,306,630       1,196,061  

TOTAL LIABILITIES

    56,480,426       48,014,925  
                 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

               
                 

EQUITY:

               

Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

    -       -  

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized, 22,350,211 shares issued, 905,115 treasury shares, and 21,445,096 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2019, and 30,000,000 shares authorized, and 22,167,486 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018

    2,236       2,217  

Additional paid-in capital

    10,882,646       22,920,603  

Retained earnings

    14,477,257       10,433,984  
Treasury Stock     (91 )     -  

Total shareholders’ equity

    25,362,048       33,356,804  

Noncontrolling interest

    1,264,360       1,104,678  

TOTAL EQUITY

    26,626,408       34,461,482  

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

  $ 83,106,834     $ 82,476,407  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

HF FOODS GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

 

   

For the three months Ended

September 30,

   

For the nine months Ended

September 30,

 
   

2019

   

2018

   

2019

   

2018

 

Net revenue - third parties

  $ 70,568,373     $ 65,936,159     $ 211,520,517     $ 203,868,014  

Net revenue - related parties

    5,130,504       4,427,639       13,697,588       13,364,070  

TOTAL NET REVENUE

    75,698,877       70,363,798       225,218,105       217,232,084  
                                 

Cost of revenue - third parties

    58,598,428       53,471,081       174,634,207       167,372,145  

Cost of revenue - related parties

    4,908,301       4,330,030       13,172,741       13,069,453  

TOTAL COST OF REVENUE

    63,506,729       57,801,111       187,806,948       180,441,598  
                                 

GROSS PROFIT

    12,192,148       12,562,687       37,411,157       36,790,486  
                                 

DISTRIBUTION, SELLING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

    9,969,785       10,385,563       31,428,998       31,725,945  
                                 

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

    2,222,363       2,177,124       5,982,159       5,064,541  
                                 

Other Income (Expenses)

                               

Interest income

    113,930       333,072       418,397       346,822  

Interest expense and bank charges

    (482,099 )     (270,049

)

    (1,207,217 )     (1,024,762

)

Other income

    281,619       370,678       905,149       918,010  

Total Other Income (Expenses), net

    (86,550 )     433,701       116,329       240,070  
                                 

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX PROVISION

    2,135,813       2,610,825       6,098,488       5,304,611  
                                 

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

    607,142       840,147       1,715,532       1,542,207  
                                 

NET INCOME

    1,528,671       1,770,678       4,382,956       3,762,404  
                                 

Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

    181,106       103,600       339,683       (277,855

)

                                 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO HF FOODS GROUP INC.

  $ 1,347,565     $ 1,667,078     $ 4,043,273     $ 4,040,259  
                                 

Earnings per common share - basic and diluted

  $ 0.06     $ 0.08     $ 0.18     $ 0.20  
                                 

Weighted average shares - basic and diluted

    22,258,557       21,364,256       22,198,290       20,434,639  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

HF FOODS GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

(UNAUDITED)

 

   

Ordinary Shares

   

Additional

                                 
                   

Paid-in

   

Retained

   

Shareholders'

   

Noncontrolling

   

Total

 
   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Earnings

   

Equity

   

Interest

   

Equity

 

Balance at December 31, 2018

    22,167,486     $ 2,217     $ 22,920,603     $ 10,433,984     $ 33,356,804     $ 1,104,678     $ 34,461,482  

Net income

    -       -       -       1,672,813       1,672,813       120,759       1,793,572  

Balance at March 31, 2019

    22,167,486     $ 2,217     $ 22,920,603     $ 12,106,797     $ 35,029,617     $ 1,225,437     $ 36,255,054  

Net income

    -       -       -       1,022,895       1,022,895       37,817       1,060,712  

Distribution to shareholders

    -       -       -       -       -       (90,000 )     (90,000 )

Balance at June 30, 2019

    22,167,486     $ 2,217     $ 22,920,603     $ 13,129,692     $ 36,052,512     $ 1,173,254     $ 37,225,766  

Net income

    -       -       -       1,347,565       1,347,565       181,107       1,528,672  

Exercise of Stock Options

    182,725       18       (18 )     -       -       -       -  

Treasury Stock

    (905,115 )     (91 )     (12,037,939 )     -       (12,038,030 )     -       (12,038,030 )

Distribution to shareholders

    -       -       -       -       -       (90,000 )     (90,000 )

Balance at September 30, 2019

    21,445,096     $ 2,144     $ 10,882,646     $ 14,477,257     $ 25,362,047     $ 1,264,361     $ 26,626,408  
                                                         

Balance at December 31, 2017

    19,969,831     $ 1,997     $ 21,549,703     $ 4,255,213     $ 25,806,913     $ 1,091,199     $ 26,898,112  

Net income

    -       -       -       1,347,950       1,347,950       38,525       1,386,475  

Distribution to shareholders

    -       -       -       (180,089 )     (180,089 )     (89,911 )     (270,000 )

Balance at March 31, 2018

    19,969,831     $ 1,997     $ 21,549,703     $ 5,423,074     $ 26,974,774     $ 1,039,813     $ 28,014,587  

Net income

    -       -       -       1,025,231       1,025,231       (419,980 )     605,251  

Distribution to shareholders

    -       -       -       (180,091 )     (180,091 )     (89,909 )     (270,000 )

Balance at June 30, 2018

    19,969,831     $ 1,997     $ 21,549,703     $ 6,268,214     $ 27,819,914     $ 529,924     $ 28,349,838  

Net income

    -       -       -       1,667,078       1,667,078       103,600       1,770,678  

Effective of reverse acquisition

    2,197,655       220       1,370,900       -       1,371,120       -       1,371,120  

Distribution to shareholders

    -       -       -       252,497       252,497       126,059       378,556  

Balance at September 30, 2018

    22,167,486     $ 2,217     $ 22,920,603     $ 8,187,789     $ 31,110,609     $ 759,583     $ 31,870,192  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

HF FOODS GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

   

For the nine months Ended September 30,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

               

Net Income

  $ 4,382,956     $ 3,762,404  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

               

Depreciation and amortization expense

    2,173,723       1,579,105  

Gain from disposal of equipment

    (68,626 )     -  

Provision of doubtful accounts

    (50,090 )     62,231  

Deferred tax benefits

    147,117       (168,868

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

               

Accounts receivable, net

    1,366,791       1,801,941  

Accounts receivable - related parties, net

    (385,352 )     14,320  

Inventories

    (7,650,285 )     (1,454,817

)

Advances to suppliers, net

    (367,072 )     (215,820

)

Advances to suppliers - related parties, net

    536,343       2,573,416  

Income tax recoverable

    (448,512 )     -  

Other current assets

    (291,864 )     (421,424

)

Other long-term assets

    100,472       1,264,289  

Accounts payable

    1,254,651       96,141  

Accounts payable - related parties

    355,930       (928,457

)

Advance from customers

    696,890       374,072  

Advance from customers - related parties

    (166,490 )     (1,000,575

)

Income tax payable

    13,343       (745,958

)

Accrued expenses

    (1,157,301 )     1,890,258  

Net cash provided by operating activities

    442,624       8,482,258  
                 

Cash flows from investing activities:

               

Cash acquired from acquisition of Atlantic Acquisition

    -       5,550,298  

Cash paid for redemption of Atlantic Acquisition’s stock in connection of reverse acquisition

    -       (4,120,000

)

Purchase of property and equipment

    (5,381,138 )     (2,194,210

)

Proceeds from disposal of equipment

    275,699       -  

Cash received from long-term notes receivable

    290,071       -  

Cash paid for issuance of long-term notes receivable

    (108,750 )     (2,559,469

)

Cash received from long-term notes receivable to related parties

    386,358       316,504  

Cash paid for issuance of long-term notes receivable to related parties

    (260,933 )     (1,988,813

)

Net cash used in investing activities

    (4,798,693 )     (4,995,690

)

                 

Cash flows from financing activities:

               

Proceeds from lines of credit

    15,364,481       3,600,000  

Repayment of lines of credit

    (11,694,146 )     (3,000,000

)

Proceeds from long-term debt

    6,100,878       3,745,048  

Repayment of long-term debt

    (3,605,740 )     (4,965,264

)

Repayment of capital lease

    (315,393 )     -  

Cash distribution paid to shareholders

    (180,000 )     (1,161,445

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    5,670,080       (1,781,661

)

                 

Net increase in cash

    1,314,011       1,704,907  

Cash at beginning of the period

    5,489,404       6,086,044  

Cash at end of the period

  $ 6,803,415     $ 7,790,951  
                 

Supplemental cash flow information

               

Cash paid for interest

  $ 1,021,687     $ 1,008,666  

Cash paid for income taxes

  $ 1,692,927     $ 2,413,148  

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

HF FOODS GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

 

Organization and General

 

HF Foods Group Inc. (“HF Foods”, or the “Company”) markets and distributes fresh produces, frozen and dry food, and non-food products to primarily Asian/Chinese restaurants and other foodservice customers throughout the Southeast region of the United States.

 

The Company was originally incorporated in Delaware on May 19, 2016 as a special purpose acquisition company under the name Atlantic Acquisition Corp. (“Atlantic”), in order to acquire, through a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.

 

Business Combination

 

Effective August 22, 2018, Atlantic consummated the transactions contemplated by a merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”), dated as of March 28, 2018, by and among Atlantic, HF Group Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware subsidiary formed by Atlantic, HF Group Holding Corporation, a North Carolina corporation (“HF Holding”), the stockholders of HF Holding, and Zhou Min Ni, as representative of the stockholders of HF Holding. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, HF Holding merged with HF Merger Sub and HF Holding became the surviving entity (the “Merger”) and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic (the “Acquisition”). Additionally, upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (the “Closing”), (i) the stockholders of HF Holding became the holders of a majority of the shares of common stock of Atlantic, and (ii) Atlantic changed its name to HF Foods Group Inc. (Collectively, these transactions are referred to as the “Transactions”).

 

At closing on August 22, 2018, Atlantic issued the HF Holding stockholders an aggregate of 19,969,831 shares of its common stock, equal to approximately 88.5% of the aggregate issued and outstanding shares of Atlantic’s common stock. The pre-Transaction stockholders of Atlantic owned the remaining 11.5% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the combined entities.

 

Following the consummation of the Transactions on August 22, 2018, there were 22,567,486 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, consisting of (i) 19,969,831 shares issued to HF Holding’s stockholders pursuant to the Merger Agreement, (ii) 10,000 restricted shares issued to one of Atlantic’s shareholders in conjunction with the Transactions, pursuant to a pre-Transactions agreement, and (iii) 2,587,655 shares issued to the pre-Transaction stockholders of Atlantic. Following the consummation of the Transactions, 400,000 shares were sold back to the Company by one of Atlantic’s pre-Transaction shareholders, pursuant to a pre-Transaction agreement. 

 

The Acquisition is treated by Atlantic as a reverse business combination under the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). For accounting purposes, HF Holding is considered to be acquiring Atlantic in this transaction. Therefore, the aggregate consideration paid in connection with the business combination will be allocated to Atlantic’s tangible and intangible assets and liabilities based on their fair market values. The assets and liabilities and results of operations of Atlantic will be consolidated into the results of operations of HF Holding as of the completion of the business combination.

 

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HF FOODS GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS DESCRIPTION CONTINUED

 

Reorganization of HF Group

 

HF Holding was incorporated in the State of North Carolina on October 11, 2017. Effective January 1, 2018, HF Holding entered into a Contribution Agreement (the “Agreement”) whereby the controlling shareholders of the following 11 entities contributed their respective stocks to HF Holding in exchange for all of HF Holding’s outstanding shares. Upon completion of the share exchanges, these entities became either wholly-owned or majority-owned subsidiaries of HF Holding (hereafter collectively referred to as “HF Group”).

 

 

Han Feng, Inc. (“Han Feng”)

 

 

Truse Trucking, Inc. (“TT”)

 

 

Morning First Delivery (“MFD”)

 

 

R&N Holdings, LLC (“R&N Holdings”)

 

 

R&N Lexington, LLC (“R&N Lexington”)

 

 

Kirnsway Manufacturing Inc. (“Kirnsway”)

 

 

Chinesetg, Inc. (“Chinesetg”)

 

 

New Southern Food Distributors, Inc. (“NSF”)

 

 

B&B Trucking Services, Inc. (“BB”)

 

 

Kirnland Food Distribution, Inc. (“Kirnland”)

 

 

HG Realty LLC (“HG Realty”)

 

In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805-50-25, the transaction consummated through the Agreement has been accounted for as a transaction among entities under common control since the same shareholders control all these 11 entities prior to the execution of the Agreement.

 

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HF FOODS GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS DESCRIPTION CONTINUED

 

Reorganization of HF Group Continued

 

The following table summarizes the entities under HF Group after the above-mentioned reorganization:

 

   

Date Of

 

Place Of

 

Percentage Of Legal

Ownership By

     

Name

 

Incorporation

 

Incorporation

 

HF Holding

   

Principal Activities

                     

Parent:

                   

HF Holding

 

October 11, 2017

 

North Carolina, USA

       

Holding Company

Subsidiaries:

                   

Han Feng

 

January 14, 1997

 

North Carolina, USA

    100

%

 

Distributing food and related products

TT

 

August 06, 2002

 

North Carolina, USA

    100

%

 

Trucking service

MFD

 

April 15, 1999

 

North Carolina, USA

    100

%

 

Trucking service

R&N Holdings

 

November 21, 2002

 

North Carolina, USA

    100

%

 

Real estate holding

R&N Lexington

 

May 27, 2010

 

North Carolina, USA

    100

%

 

Real estate holding

Kirnsway

 

May 24, 2006

 

North Carolina, USA

    100

%

 

Design and printing services

Chinesetg

 

July 12, 2011

 

North Carolina, USA

    100

%

 

Design and printing services

NSF

 

December 17, 2008

 

Florida, USA

    100

%

 

Distributing food and related products

BB

 

September 12, 2001

 

Florida, USA

    100

%

 

Trucking service

Kirnland

 

April 11, 2006

 

Georgia, USA

    66.7

%

 

Distributing food and related products

HG Realty

 

May 11, 2012

 

Georgia, USA

    100

%

 

Real estate holding

 

On June 5, 2018, AnHeart Inc. (“AnHeart”) was incorporated and 100% owned by HF Holding. On February 23, 2019, HF Holding transferred all of its ownership interest in AnHeart to Jianping An, a resident of New York. AnHeart had no activities since inception other than being formed solely to enter into lease agreements for two premises in New York City, NY (Note 8).

 

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation

 

The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of HF Holding and its subsidiaries. All material intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial information as of September 30, 2019 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 have been prepared, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures, which are normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, have been omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations. The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial information should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.

 

In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position as of September 30, 2019, its results of operations and its cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, as applicable, have been made. The unaudited interim results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year or any future periods.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

U.S. GAAP requires that noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries and affiliates be reported in the equity section of a company’s balance sheet. In addition, the amounts attributable to the net income (loss) of those subsidiaries are reported separately in the consolidated statements of income.

 

Uses of estimates

 

The preparation of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during each reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant accounting estimates reflected in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the allowances for doubtful accounts, estimated useful lives and fair value in connection with the impairment of property and equipment. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid investments purchased with a maturity of three or fewer months to be cash equivalents. As of September 30, 2019, and December 31, 2018, the Company had no cash equivalents.

 

Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable represent amounts due from customers in the ordinary course of business and are recorded at the invoiced amount and do not bear interest. Receivables are presented net of the allowance for doubtful accounts in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. The Company evaluates the collectability of its accounts receivable and determines the appropriate allowance for doubtful accounts based on a combination of factors. When the Company is aware of a customer’s inability to meet its financial obligation, a specific allowance for doubtful accounts is recorded, reducing the receivable to the net amount the Company reasonably expects to collect. In addition, allowances are recorded for all other receivables based on historic collection trends, write-offs and the aging of receivables. The Company uses specific criteria to determine uncollectible receivables to be written off, including bankruptcy, accounts referred to outside parties for collection, and accounts past due over specified periods. As of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the allowances for doubtful accounts were $576,349 and $658,104, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Inventories

 

The Company’s inventories, consisting mainly of food and other food service-related products, are primarily considered as finished goods. Inventory costs, including the purchase price of the product and freight charges to deliver it to the Company’s warehouses, are net of certain cash or non-cash consideration received from vendors. The Company assesses the need for valuation allowances for slow-moving, excess and obsolete inventories by estimating the net recoverable value of such goods based upon inventory category, inventory age, specifically identified items, and overall economic conditions. Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. No inventory reserves were recorded as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Following are the estimated useful lives of the Company’s property and equipment:

 

Estimated useful lives

 

Buildings and improvements (in years)

  7 - 39

Machinery and equipment (in years)

  3 - 7
Motor vehicles (in years)     5  

 

Repair and maintenance costs are charged to expense as incurred, whereas the cost of renewals and betterment that extends the useful lives of property, plant and equipment are capitalized as additions to the related assets. Retirements, sales and disposals of assets are recorded by removing the cost and accumulated depreciation from the asset and accumulated depreciation accounts with any resulting gain or loss reflected in the consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income in other income or expenses.

 

Impairment of Long-lived Assets

 

The Company assesses its long-lived assets such as property and equipment for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Factors which may indicate potential impairment include a significant underperformance related to the historical or projected future operating results or a significant negative industry or economic trend. Recoverability of these assets is measured by comparison of their carrying amounts to future undiscounted cash flows the assets are expected to generate. If property and equipment are considered to be impaired, the impairment to be recognized equals the amount by which the carrying value of the assets exceeds their fair value. The Company did not record any impairment loss on its long-lived assets as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

Business Combinations

 

The Company accounts for business combinations under Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805 “Business Combinations” using the acquisition method of accounting, and accordingly, the assets and liabilities of the acquired business are recorded at their fair values at the date of acquisition. The excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair value is recorded as goodwill. All acquisition costs are expensed as incurred. Upon acquisition, the accounts and results of operations are consolidated as of and subsequent to the acquisition date.

 

Revenue recognition

 

The Company recognizes revenue from the sale of products when title and risk of loss passes and the customer accepts the goods, which generally occurs at delivery. Sales taxes invoiced to customers and remitted to government authorities are excluded from net sales.

 

On January 1, 2018 the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (FASB ASC Topic 606) using the modified retrospective method for contracts that were not completed as of January 1, 2018. The results of applying Topic 606 using the modified retrospective approach were insignificant and did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, business process, controls or systems.

 

The core principle underlying the revenue recognition ASU is that the Company will recognize revenue to represent the transfer of goods and services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in such exchange. This will require the Company to identify contractual performance obligations and determine whether revenue should be recognized at a point in time or over time, based on when control of goods and services transfers to a customer. The majority of the Company’s contracts have one single performance obligation as the promise to transfer the individual goods is not separately identifiable from other promises in the contracts and is, therefore, not distinct. The Company’s revenue streams are recognized at a point in time.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Revenue recognition (Continued)

 

The contract assets and contract liabilities are recorded on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as accounts receivable and advance from customers as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018. For the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, revenue recognized from performance obligations related to prior periods was insignificant.

 

Revenue expected to be recognized in any future periods related to remaining performance obligations is insignificant. The following table summarizes disaggregated revenue from contracts with customers by geographic locations:

 

 

   

For the Three Months Ended

 
   

September 30, 2019

   

September 30, 2018

 

North Carolina

  $ 36,813,987       33,693,974  

Florida

    22,833,584       21,156,747  

Georgia

    16,051,306       15,513,077  

Total

  $ 75,698,877       70,363,798  

 

   

For the Nine Months Ended

 
   

September 30, 2019

   

September 30, 2018

 

North Carolina

  $ 107,698,700       103,262,880  

Florida

    68,717,635       66,282,082  

Georgia

    48,801,770       47,687,122  

Total

  $ 225,218,105       217,232,084  

 

Shipping and handling costs

 

Shipping and handling costs, which include costs related to the selection of products and their delivery to customers, are presented in distribution, selling and administrative expenses. Shipping and handling costs were $3,093,138 and $3,615,470 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, and $1,014,288 and $791,016 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

Income taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method, which requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements. Under this method, the Company determines deferred tax assets and liabilities on the basis of the differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities by using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. The effect of a change in tax rates on deferred tax assets and liabilities is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date.

 

The Company recognizes deferred tax assets to the extent that it believes that these assets are more likely than not to be realized. In making such a determination, the Company considers all available positive and negative evidence, including future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences, projected future taxable income, tax-planning strategies, and results of recent operations. If the Company determines that it would be able to realize its deferred tax assets in the future in excess of their net recorded amount, the Company would make an adjustment to the deferred tax asset valuation allowance, which would reduce the provision for income taxes.

 

The Company records uncertain tax positions in accordance with ASC 740 on the basis of a two-step process in which (1) the Company determines whether it is more likely than not that the tax positions will be sustained on the basis of the technical merits of the position and (2) for those tax positions that meet the more-likely-than-not recognition threshold, the Company recognizes the largest amount of tax benefit that is more than 50 percent likely to be realized upon ultimate settlement with the related tax authority. The Company does not believe that there were any uncertain tax positions at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Leases

 

On January 1, 2019 the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-02. For all leases that were entered into prior to the effective date of ASC 842, the Company elected to apply the package of practical expedients. Based on this guidance the Company will not reassess the following: (1) whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain leases; (2) the lease classification for any expired or existing leases; and (3) initial direct costs for any existing leases. The new standard was adopted in the current quarter and did not have a material impact on our consolidated balance sheets or on our consolidated income statements. 

 

The adoption of Topic 842 resulted in the presentation of $75,169 of operating lease assets and operating lease liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2019. See Note 8 for additional information.

 

The Company determines if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Operating leases are included in operating lease right-of-use (“ROU”) assets, current portion of obligations under operating leases, and obligations under operating leases, non-current on our consolidated balance sheets. Finance leases are included in property and equipment, net, current portion of obligations under capital leases, and obligations under capital leases, non-current on our consolidated balance sheets.

 

Operating lease ROU assets and operating lease liabilities are recognized based on the present value of the future minimum lease payments over the lease term at commencement date. As most of our leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at commencement date in determining the present value of future payments. The operating lease ROU asset also includes any lease payments made and excludes lease incentives and initial direct costs incurred. Our lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that the Company will exercise that option. Lease expense for minimum lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

 

Earnings per Share

 

The Company computes earnings per share (“EPS”) in accordance with ASC 260, “Earnings per Share” (“ASC 260”). ASC 260 requires companies with complex capital structures to present basic and diluted EPS. Basic EPS is measured as net income divided by the weighted average common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted EPS is similar to basic EPS but presents the dilutive effect on a per share basis of potential common shares (e.g., convertible securities, options and warrants) as if they had been converted at the beginning of the periods presented, or issuance date, if later. Potential common shares that have an anti-dilutive effect (i.e., those that increase income per share or decrease loss per share) are excluded from the calculation of diluted EPS. There is no anti-dilutive effect for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018.

 

Fair value of financial instruments

 

The Company follows the provisions of FASB ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures. ASC 820 clarifies the definition of fair value, prescribes methods for measuring fair value, and establishes a fair value hierarchy to classify the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:

 

Level 1 - Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities available at the measurement date.

 

Level 2 - Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable, and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data.

 

Level 3 - Inputs are unobservable inputs which reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions on what assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best available information.

 

The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for cash, accounts receivable, advances to suppliers, other current assets, accounts payable, income tax payable, advance from customers, accrued expenses approximate their fair value based on the short-term maturity of these instruments.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Concentrations and credit risk

 

Credit risk

 

Accounts receivable are typically unsecured and derived from revenue earned from customers, thereby exposed to credit risk. The risk is mitigated by the Company’s assessment of its customers’ creditworthiness and its ongoing monitoring of outstanding balances.

 

Concentration risk

 

There were no receivables from any one customer representing more than 10% of the Company’s consolidated gross accounts receivable at September 30, 2019 or December 31, 2018.

 

For the nine and three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, no supplier accounted for more than 10% of the total cost of revenue. As of September 30, 2019, two suppliers accounted for 47% and 14% of total advance payments outstanding, respectively, and these two suppliers accounted for 77% and 23% of advance payments to related parties, respectively. As of December 31, 2018, three suppliers accounted for 55%, 18% and 12% of total advance payments outstanding, respectively, and these three suppliers accounted for 65%, 22% and 14% of advance payments to related parties, respectively.

 

Recent accounting pronouncements

 

In July 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480), and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815). The guidance of Part I is to clarify accounting for certain financial instruments with down round feature in a financial instrument that reduces the strike price of an issued financial instrument if the issuer sells shares of its stock for an amount less than the currently stated strike price of the issued financial instrument or issues an equity-linked financial instrument with a strike price below the currently stated strike price of the issued financial instrument. For freestanding equity classified financial instruments, the amendments require entities that present earnings per share (EPS) in accordance with Topic 260 to recognize the effect of the down round feature when it is triggered. That effect is treated as a dividend and as a reduction of income available to common shareholders in basic EPS. Convertible instruments with embedded conversion options that have down round features are now subject to the specialized guidance for contingent beneficial conversion features. The amendments also re-characterize the indefinite deferral of certain provisions of Topic 480 that now are presented as pending content in the Codification, to a scope exception. Those amendments do not have an accounting effect. The amendments in Part I of ASU No. 2017-11 are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted for all entities, including adoption in an interim period. The amendments in Part II of this Update do not require any transition guidance because those amendments do not have an accounting effect. The Company has not early adopted this update and it will become effective on January 1, 2020. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of ASU 2017-11 on its consolidated financial statements and does not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-02, “Income Statement—Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income”. The amendments eliminate the stranded tax effects resulting from the United States Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) and will improve the usefulness of information reported to financial statement users. ASU No. 2018-02 is effective for all entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years. This update became effective for the Company on January 1, 2019. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

NOTE 3 - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, NET

 

Accounts receivable consisted of the following:

 

   

As of

   

As of

 
   

September 30,

2019

   

December 31,

2018

 

Accounts receivable

  $ 13,666,124     $ 15,064,580  

Less: allowance for doubtful accounts

    (576,349 )     (658,104

)

Accounts receivable, net

  $ 13,089,775     $ 14,406,476  

 

   

For the Nine Months Ended

 
   

September 30,

2019

   

September 30,

2018

 

Beginning balance

  $ 658,104     $ 567,108  

Provision (reversal) for doubtful accounts

    (50,090 )     89,019  

Less: write off/recovery

    (31,665 )     (26,788

)

Ending balance

  $ 576,349     $ 629,339  

 

 

NOTE 4 - NOTES RECEIVABLE

 

On September 30, 2018, the Company entered into a line of credit promissory note agreement with Feilong Trading, Inc, which is a supplier to the Company. Pursuant to the promissory note agreement, Feilong Trading, Inc could borrow up to $4,000,000 from time to time. The note bears interest at the rate of 5% per annum on the unpaid balance, compounded monthly. On September 30, 2019, the entire outstanding balance of $3,622,505 was sold to Mr. Zhou Min Ni. Accordingly, Mr. Zhou Min Ni has delivered to HF Group Holding Corp. 272,369 shares of common stock of the Company at $13.30 per share, which were recorded in treasury stock by the Company as of September 30, 2019. In connection with the sale of this notes receivable, the Company also required additional 89,882 shares of common stock of the Company owned by Mr. Ni being placed in an escrow account for a period of one year (the “Escrow Period”), which will be delivered to the Company in part or in full, if the weighted average closing price of the Company’s common stock for the 250-trading-day period immediately preceding the expiration of the Escrow Period is less than $13.30.

 

 

NOTE 5 - PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET

 

Property and equipment, net consisted of the following:

 

   

As of

   

As of

 
   

September 30,

2019

   

December 31,

2018

 

Land

  $ 1,894,253     $ 1,608,647  

Buildings and improvements

    22,201,597       18,784,628  

Machinery and equipment

    9,587,840       10,160,205  

Motor vehicles

    11,454,793       10,267,095  

Subtotal

    45,138,483       40,820,575  

Less: accumulated depreciation

    (18,042,272 )     (18,170,554

)

Property and equipment, net

  $ 27,096,211     $ 22,650,021  

 

Depreciation expense was $2,160,538 and $1,579,105 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and $731,731 and $537,443 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

 

NOTE 6 - LINES OF CREDIT

 

On July 1, 2016, Han Feng, the Company’s main operating entity, entered into a line of credit agreement with East West Bank. The line of credit agreement provided for a revolving credit of $14,500,000. The line of credit was secured by virtually all assets of Han Feng, premises and an adjoining undeveloped parcel of land owned by R&N Holding, and premises owned by R&N Lexington. The principal and all accrued unpaid interest were originally due in May 2018 and was extended to May 27, 2019, to provide uninterrupted credit facility while the renewal of the line of credit is being reviewed by the bank. Interest is based on the prime rate less 0.15%, but in no event less than 3.25% per annum, and is payable monthly. On April 18, 2019, this $5,156,018 obligation was repaid in full with proceeds from the Credit Agreement with East West Bank entered into on April 18, 2019, as described below.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 6 - LINES OF CREDIT (CONTINUED)

 

On April 18, 2019, the Company, Han Feng, NSF and Kirnland entered into a Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with East West Bank. The Credit Agreement provides for a $25 million secured line of credit facility available to be used in one or more revolving loans to the Company’s domestic subsidiaries that are parties to the Credit Agreement for working capital and general corporate purposes. Han Feng, NSF and Kirnland (the “Borrower Subsidiaries”) are the borrowers and the Company and each of its other material subsidiaries are guarantors of all the obligations under the Credit Agreement. The line of credit matures on August 18, 2021. Contemporaneously with the execution of the Credit Agreement, existing senior debt of the Borrower Subsidiaries in the amount of $6,111,692 was paid from revolving loans drawn on the line of credit. Under the Credit Agreement, the Borrower subsidiaries will pay interest on the principal amounts drawn on the line of credit at a rate per annum equal to (a) 0.375% below the Prime Rate in effect from time to time, or (b) 2.20% above the LIBOR Rate in effect from time to time, depending on the rate elected at the time a borrowing request is made, but in no event shall the interest rate of any revolving loan at any time be less than 4.214% per annum (4.625% at September 30, 2019). The outstanding balance on the line of credit at September 30, 2019 was $11,864,481. The line of credit agreement contains certain financial covenants which, among other things, require Han Feng to maintain certain financial ratios. As of September 30, 2019, the Company was in compliance with such covenants. On November 4, 2019, the line of credit was paid off from borrowings under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement entered into in connection with the closing of the merger with B&R Global Holdings, Inc. (“B&R”) (Note 14). The outstanding balance paid off including accrued interest was $13,864,481.

 

On November 14, 2012, NSF, another operating entity, entered into a line of credit agreement with Bank of America. The line of credit agreement provided for a revolving credit of $4,000,000. The line of credit was secured by three real properties owned by NSF, and guaranteed by the two shareholders of the Company, as well as BB, a subsidiary of the Company. The maximum borrowings are determined by certain percentages of eligible accounts receivable and inventories. The principal and all accrued unpaid interest were originally due in January 2018 and subsequently extended to February 2020. Interest is based on the LIBOR rate plus 2.75%. On April 18, 2019, this $954,984 obligation was paid off in full with proceeds from the Credit Agreement with East West Bank entered into on April 18, 2019, as described above.

 

 

NOTE 7 - LONG-TERM DEBT

 

Long-term debt at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 is as follows:

 

Bank name

Maturity

 

Interest rate at

September 30, 2019

 

As of

September 30, 2019

   

As of

December 31, 2018

 

East West Bank – (b)

August 2022 - September 2029

   4.25% - 5.75%   $ 8,600,471     $ 5,053,539  

Capital Bank – (c)

October 2027

    3.85%       5,014,605       5,138,988  

Bank of America – (d)

April 2021 - February 2023

   5.07% - 5.51%     1,043,073       1,363,211  

BMO Harris Bank – (e)

April 2022 - January 2024

   5.87% - 5.99%     552,764       2,256,724  

Peoples United Bank – (e)

March 2019-January 2023

   5.75% - 7.53%     1,245,857       752,833  

Other finance companies

April 2023 - March 2024

   5.95% - 6.17%     603,663       -  

Total debt

            17,060,433       14,565,295  

Less: current portion

            (1,650,898 )     (1,455,441

)

Long-term debt

          $ 15,409,535     $ 13,109,854  

 

The terms of the various loan agreements relating to long-term bank borrowings contain certain restrictive financial covenants which, among other things, require the Company to maintain specified levels of debt to tangible net worth and debt service coverage. As of September 30, 2019, and December 31, 2018, the Company was in compliance with such covenants. On November 4, 2019, one of the East West Bank term loans was paid off from borrowings under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement entered into in connection with the closing of the merger with B&R (Note 14). The outstanding balance paid off including accrued interest was $1,561,126.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 7 - LONG-TERM DEBT (CONTINUED)

 

The loans outstanding were guaranteed by the following properties, entities or individuals:

 

 

(a)

Not collateralized or guaranteed.

 

 

 

 

(b)

Guaranteed by the Company, nine subsidiaries of the Company, TT, MFD, R&N Holding, R&N Lexington, Kirnsway, Chinesetg, BB, Kirnland and HG Realty, and by two shareholders of the Company. Secured by assets of Han Feng, New Southern Foods, R&N Lexington and R&N Holding, two real properties of R&N Holding, two real properties of New Southern Foods, and a real property of R&N Lexington. Balloon payments of these long-term debts are $6,590,710.

 

 

 

 

(c)

Guaranteed by two shareholders of the Company, as well as Han Feng, a subsidiary of the Company. Secured by a real property owned by HG Realty. Balloon payment of this long-term debt is $3,116,687.

 

 

 

 

(d)

Guaranteed by two shareholders of the Company, as well as two subsidiaries of the Company, NSF and BB. Secured by vehicles. 

 

 

 

 

(e)

Secured by vehicles.

 

The future maturities of long-term debt at September 30, 2019 are as follows:

 

Twelve months ending September 30,

       

2020

  $ 1,650,898  

2021

    1,512,541  

2022

    2,641,941  

2023

    833,393  

2024

    517,687  

Thereafter

    9,903,973  

Total

  $ 17,060,433  

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

NOTE 8 - LEASES

 

The Company has operating and finance leases for vehicles or delivery trucks, forklifts and computer equipment with various expiration dates through 2021. The Company determines whether an arrangement is or includes an embedded lease at contract inception.

 

Operating lease assets and lease liabilities are recognized at commencement date and initially measured based on the present value of lease payments over the defined lease term. Lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. For finance leases, the Company also recognizes a finance lease asset and finance lease liability at inception, with lease expense recognized as interest expense and amortization of the lease payment.

 

Operating Leases

 

The components of lease expense were as follows:

 

   

Three Months

Ended

   

Nine Months

Ended

 
   

September 30,

2019

   

September 30,

2019

 

Operating lease cost

  $ 184,002     $ 476,262  

 

Supplemental cash flow information related to leases was as follows:

 

   

Three Months

Ended

   

Nine Months

Ended

 
   

September 30,

2019

   

September 30,

2019

 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:

               

Operating cash flows from operating leases

  $ 184,002     $ 476,262  

 

Supplemental balance sheet information related to leases was as follows:

 

   

As of September 30,

2019

 

Operating Leases

       

Operating lease right-of-use assets

  $ 75,169  
         

Current portion of obligations under operating leases

  $ 40,155  

Obligations under operating leases, non-current

    35,014  

Total operating lease liabilities

  $ 75,169  
         

Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term (Months)

       

Operating leases

    26  
         

Weighted Average Discount Rate

       

Operating leases

    5.09

%

 

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NOTE 8 – LEASES (CONTINUED)

 

Capital Leases

The components of lease expense were as follows: 

 

   

Three Months Ended

 
   

September 30, 2019

   

September 30, 2018

 

Capital leases cost:

               

Amortization of right-of-use assets

  $ 139,686     $ 64,895  

Interest on lease liabilities

    25,697       11,041  

Total capital leases cost

  $ 165,383     $ 75,936  

 

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

September 30, 2019

   

September 30, 2018

 

Capital leases cost:

               

Amortization of right-of-use assets

  $ 431,444     $ 194,685  

Interest on lease liabilities

    86,303       44,593  

Total capital leases cost

  $ 517,747     $ 239,278  

 

Supplemental cash flow information related to leases was as follows: 

 

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

September 30, 2019

   

September 30, 2018

 
                 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:

               

Operating cash flows from capital leases

    86,303       44,593  

Financing cash flows from capital leases

    315,393       319,637  

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease obligations:

               

Capital leases

    1,432,662       -  

 

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NOTE 8 – LEASES (CONTINUED)

 

Supplemental balance sheet information related to leases was as follows:

 

   

September 30,

2019

   

December 31,

2018

 
                 

Capital Leases

               

Property and equipment, at cost

  $ 2,793,731     $ 1,484,911  

Accumulated depreciation

    (1,153,443 )     (810,753

)

Property and equipment, net

  $ 1,640,288     $ 674,158  
                 

Current portion of obligations under capital leases

  $ 262,904     $ 164,894  

Obligations under capital leases, non-current

    1,139,964       120,705  

Total capital leases liabilities

  $ 1,402,868     $ 285,599  
                 

Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term (Months)

               

Capital leases

    57       27  
                 

Weighted Average Discount Rate

               

Capital leases

    7.50

%

    8.05

%

 

Maturities of lease liabilities were as follows

 

 

Twelve months ending September 30

 

Operating

Leases

   

Capital

Leases

 

2020

  $ 42,238     $ 373,715  

2021

    26,043       370,309  

2022

    11,641       335,812  

2023

    -       331,070  

2024

    -       253,056  

Thereafter

    -       40,378  

Total Lease Payments

    79,922       1,704,340  

Less Imputed Interest

    (4,753 )     (301,472 )

Total

  $ 75,169     $ 1,402,868  

 

 

On July 2, 2018, AnHeart entered into two separate leases for two buildings located in Manhattan, New York, at 273 Fifth Avenue and 275 Fifth Avenue, for 30 years and 15 years, respectively, which are net leases, meaning that AnHeart is required to pay all costs associated with the buildings, including utilities, maintenance and repairs. HF Holding provided a guaranty for all rent and related costs of the leases, including costs associated with the construction of a two-story structure at 273 Fifth Avenue and rehabilitation of the building at 275 Fifth Avenue.

 

On February 23, 2019, the Company executed an agreement to transfer all of its ownership interest in AnHeart to Jianping An, a resident of New York for a sum of $20,000. The transfer of ownership was complete on May 2, 2019. However, the transfer of ownership does not release HF Holding’s guaranty of AnHeart’s obligations or liabilities under the original lease agreements. Under the terms of the sale of shares, AnHeart has executed a security agreement which provides a security interest in AnHeart assets and a covenant that the Company will be assigned the leases if AnHeart defaults. Further, AnHeart has tendered an unconditional guaranty of all AnHeart liabilities arising from the leases, in favor of the Company, executed by Minsheng Pharmaceutical Group Company, Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer and distributor of herbal medicines.

 

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NOTE 9 - TAXES

 

 

A.

Corporate Income Taxes (“CIT”)

 

Prior to January 1, 2018, Han Feng, TT, MFD, Kirnsway, Chinesetg, NSF and BB elected under the Internal Revenue Code to be S corporations. R&N Holdings, R&N Lexington and HG Realty are formed as partnerships. An S corporation or partnership is considered a flow-through entity and is generally not subject to federal or state income tax on the corporate level. In lieu of corporate income taxes, the stockholders and members of these entities are taxed on their proportionate share of the entities’ taxable income. Kirnland did not elect to be treated as an S corporation and is the only entity that is subject to corporate income taxes under this report.

 

Effective January 1, 2018, all of the above-listed S corporation and partnership entities have been converted to C corporations and will be taxed at the corporate level going forward. Accordingly, the Company shall account for income taxes of all these entities under ASC 740.

 

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), which significantly changed U.S. tax law. The Act lowered the Company’s U.S. statutory federal income tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018, while also imposing a deemed repatriation tax on deferred foreign income. The Act also created a new minimum tax on certain future foreign earnings. The Company expects the new federal income tax rate will significantly lower the Company’s income tax expenses going forward. The Company does not expect the repatriation tax and new minimum tax on certain future foreign earnings to have any impact on the Company’s operations since it currently has no foreign income and does not expect to generate any foreign income in the future.

 

 

(i)

The Income tax provision (benefit) of the Company for the nine and three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 consists of the following:

 

 

   

For the nine months ended

 
   

September 30, 2019

   

September 30, 2018

 

Current:

               

Federal

  $ 1,184,630     $ 1,345,253  

State

    383,782       365,822  

Current income tax provision

    1,568,412       1,711,075  

Deferred:

               

Federal

    159,162       (120,728

)

State

    (12,042 )     (48,140

)

Deferred income tax benefit

    147,120       (168,868

)

Total income tax provision

  $ 1,715,532     $ 1,542,207  

 

   

For the three months ended

 
   

September 30, 2019

   

September 30, 2018

 

Current:

               

Federal

  $ 260,656     $ 360,016  

State

    101,534       124,118  

Current income tax provision

    362,190       484,134  

Deferred:

               

Federal

    217,292       309,176  

State

    27,660       46,837  

Deferred income tax provision

    244,952       356,013  

Total income tax provision

  $ 607,142     $ 840,147  

 

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NOTE 9 - TAXES

 

 

A.

Corporate Income Taxes (“CIT”) (Continued)

 

 

(ii)

Temporary differences and carryforwards of the Company that created significant deferred tax assets and liabilities are as follows:

 

   

As of

September 30,

2019

   

As of

December 31,

2018

 

Deferred tax assets:

               

Allowance for doubtful accounts

  $ 143,271     $ 165,083  

Inventories

    155,185       113,730  

State NOL

    16,315       -  

Section 481(a) adjustment

    -       40,317  

Other accrued expenses

    231,791       46,750  

Total deferred tax assets

    546,562       365,880  

Deferred tax liabilities:

               

Property and equipment

    (1,771,807 )     (1,444,008

)

Net deferred tax liabilities

  $ (1,225,245 )   $ (1,078,128

)

 

The net deferred tax liabilities presented in the Company's consolidated balance sheets were as follows:

 

   

As of

September 30,

2019

   

As of

December 31,

2018

 

Deferred tax assets

  $ 81,385     $ 117,933  

Deferred tax liabilities

    (1,306,630 )     (1,196,061

)

Net deferred tax liabilities

  $ (1,225,245 )   $ (1,078,128

)

 

 

(iii)

Reconciliations of the statutory income tax rate to the effective income tax rate are as follows:

 

   

For the nine months ended

 
   

September 30,

2019

   

September 30,

2018

 

Federal statutory tax rate

    21.0

%

    21.0

%

State statutory tax rate

    4.8

%

    4.7

%

U.S. permanent difference

    3.4

%

    1.2

%

Others

    (1.0

)%

    2.1

%

Effective tax rate

    28.2

%

    29.0

%

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

NOTE 10 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company records transactions with various related parties. These related party transactions as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and, 2018 are identified as follows:

 

Related party balances:

 

a.

Accounts receivable - related parties, net

 

Below is a summary of accounts receivable with related parties as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively:

 

     

As of

September 30

   

As of

December 31,

 

Name of Related Party

 

2019

   

2018

 
(a)

Allstate Trading Company Inc.

  $ 7,816     $ 1,000  
(b)

Enson Seafood GA Inc. (formerly “GA-GW Seafood, Inc.”)

    124,159       255,412  
(c)

Eagle Food Service LLC

    1,227,643       817,275  
(d)

Fortune One Foods Inc.

    155,173       130,314  
(e)

Eastern Fresh LLC

    801,254       784,836  
(f)

Enson Trading LLC

    194,504       170,633  
(g)

Hengfeng Food Service Inc.

    75,347       83,654  
(h)

Enson Philadelphia Inc.

    -       49,027  
(i)

N&F Logistic, Inc.

    91,757       -  
(j)

Golden Poultry.

    (150 )     -  

Total

  $ 2,677,503     $ 2,292,151  

 

 

(a)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, owns a 40% equity interest in this entity;

 

(b)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 50% equity interest in this entity.

 

(c)

Tina Ni, one of Mr. Zhou Min Ni’s family members, owns a 50% equity interest in this entity.

 

(d)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 17.5% equity interest in this entity.

 

(e)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 30% equity interest in this entity.

 

(f)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 25% equity interest in this entity.

 

(g)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 45% equity interest in this entity.

 

(h)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 25% equity interest in this entity.

 

(i)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 25% equity interest in this entity.

 

(j)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 40% equity interest in this entity.

 

All accounts receivable from these related parties are current and considered fully collectible. No allowance is deemed necessary.

 

b.

Advances to suppliers - related parties, net

 

The Company periodically provides purchase advances to various vendors, including the related party suppliers. These advances are made in the normal course of business and are considered fully realizable.

 

Below is a summary of advances to related party suppliers as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively:

 

   

As of

   

As of

 

Name of Related Party

   

September 30,

2019

     

December 31,

2018

 

(1) Ocean Pacific Seafood Group

  $ 224,979     $ 208,960  

(2) Revolution Industry LLC

    765,160       329,394  

(3) First Choice Seafood Inc.

    -       988,128  

Total

  $ 990,139     $ 1,526,482  

 

 

(1)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 25% equity interest in this entity.

 

(2)

The son of Mr. Zhou Min N, Raymond Ni, owns 100% of Revolution Industry LLC.

 

(3)

First Choice Seafood is owned by Enson Seafood GA Inc. of which Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 50% equity interest.

 

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NOTE 10 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (CONTINUED)

 

c.

Notes receivable - related parties

 

The Company had previously made advances or loans to certain entities that are either owned by the controlling shareholders of the Company or family members of the controlling shareholders.

 

As of September 30, 2019, and December 31, 2018, the outstanding loans to various related parties consist of the following:

 

Name of Related Party

 

As of

September 30,

2019

   

As of

December 31,

2018

 

Enson Seafood GA Inc. (formerly “GA-GW Seafood, Inc.”)

  $ -     $ 1,987,241  

NSG International Inc. (“NSG”) (1)

            6,092,397  

Revolution Automotive LLC (“Revolution Automotive”) (2)

    -       461,311  

Total

  $ -     $ 8,540,949  

Less: Current portion

  $ -     $ 8,117,686  

Total

  $ -     $ 423,263  

 

 

(1)

Mr. Zhou Min Ni owns a 30% equity interest in this entity.

 

(2)

The son of Mr. Zhou Min Ni, Raymond Ni, owns 100% of Revolution Automotive LLC.

 

On January 1, 2018, the Company signed a promissory note agreement with Enson Seafood. Pursuant to the promissory note agreement, the outstanding balances of $550,000 due from Enson Seafood as of December 31, 2017 were converted into promissory notes bearing annual interest of 5% commencing January 1, 2018. The principal plus interest is due no later than December 31, 2019. Interest is computed on the outstanding balance on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in a year of 360 days.

 

On September 30, 2018, the Company signed a promissory note agreement with Enson Seafood in the principal amount of $2,000,000. The note accrues interest at the rate of 5% per annum on the unpaid balance, compounded monthly. The principal plus all accrued and unpaid interest was initially due no later than September 30, 2019, with an option to renew, and required Enson Seafood to make monthly payments of $171,215 for 12 months. On March 1, 2019, the Company and Enson Seafood extended the expiration date of the note until February 29, 2024 and Mr. Zhou Min Ni agreed to personally guarantee the note. 

 

On January 1, 2018, the Company signed a promissory note agreement with NSG. Pursuant to the promissory note agreement, the outstanding balances of $5,993,552 due from NSG as of December 31, 2017 were converted into promissory notes bearing annual interest of 5% commencing January 1, 2018. The principal plus interest shall be paid off no later than December 31, 2019. Interest is computed on the outstanding balance on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in a year of 360 days.

 

On March 1, 2019 the Company signed a new five year-term promissory note agreement with NSG that comprised a restatement and novation and superseded the note dated January 1, 2018. Pursuant to the new promissory note agreement, the outstanding balance of $5,941,031 together with interest at the rate of 5% per annum is payable in monthly installments until principal and accrued interest is paid in full March 1, 2024.

 

On March 1, 2018, the Company signed promissory note agreement with Revolution Automotive for $483,628. Pursuant to the promissory note agreement, Revolution Automotive will make monthly payments of $5,000 for 60 months, including interest, with final payment of $284,453. The loan bears interest of 5% per annum. Interest is computed on the outstanding balance on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in a year of 360 days. The principal plus interest shall be paid off no later than April 30, 2023.

 

On March 1, 2019, the Company and each of Enson Seafood and NSG agreed to extend the expiration date of their notes payable to February 29, 2024 and Mr. Zhou Min Ni agreed to personally guarantee these notes. 

 

On September 30, 2019, the entire outstanding balance of the above notes of $8,415,525 was sold to Mr. Zhou Min Ni . Accordingly, Mr. Zhou Min Ni has delivered to HF Group Holding Corp. 632,746 shares of common stock of the Company at $13.30 per share, which were recorded in treasury stock by the Company as of September 30, 2019. In connection with the sale of the above notes, the Company also required additional 208,806 shares of common stock of the Company owned by Mr. Ni being placed in an escrow account for a period of one year (the “Escrow Period”), which will be delivered to the Company in part or in full, if the volume weighted average closing price of the Company’s common stock for the 250-trading-day period immediately preceding the expiration of the Escrow Period is less than $13.30. 

 

d.

Accounts payable - related parties

 

As of September 30, 2019, and December 31, 2018, the Company had a total accounts payable balance of $4,279,050 and $3,923,120 due to various related parties, respectively. All these accounts payable to related parties occurred in the ordinary course of business and are payable upon demand without interest.

 

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NOTE 10 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (CONTINUED)

 

e.

Advance from customers - related parties

 

The Company also periodically receives advances from its related parties for business purposes. These advances are interest free and due upon demand. There was no balance for advance from customers involving related parties at September 30, 2019 and $166,490 as of December 31, 2018.

 

Lease Agreements with Related Parties:

 

A subsidiary of the Company, RN Holding, leases a facility to a related party under an operating lease agreement expiring in 2024. The cost of the leased building is $400,000 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, and the accumulated depreciation of the leased building is $107,692 and $100,000 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Rental income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018 was $34,200 and $34,200, respectively, and for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018 was $11,400 and $11,400, respectively.

 

In 2017, a subsidiary of the Company, HG Realty, leased a warehouse to a related party under an operating lease agreement expiring on September 21, 2027. The cost of the leased building is $3,223,745 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, and the accumulated depreciation of the leased building is $495,961 and $433,966 as at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Rental income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018 was $360,000 and $360,000, respectively, and for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018 was $120,000 and $120,000, respectively.

 

Related party purchases transactions:

 

The Company purchases from various related parties during the normal course of business. The total purchases made from related parties were $25,998,461 and $26,882,395 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and $8,512,370 and $13,871,903 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

 

NOTE 11 - SEGMENT REPORTING

 

ASC 280, “Segment Reporting,” establishes standards for reporting information about operating segments on a basis consistent with the Company’s internal organizational structure as well as information about geographical areas, business segments and major customers in financial statements for details on the Company’s business segments. The Company uses the “management approach” in determining reportable operating segments. The management approach considers the internal organization and reporting used by the Company’s chief operating decision maker for making operating decisions and assessing performance as the source for determining the Company’s reportable segments. Management, including the chief operating decision maker, reviews operation results by the revenue of different products. Based on management’s assessment, the Company has determined that it has two operating segments: sales to independent restaurants and wholesale.

 

The following table presents net sales by segment for the nine and three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively:

 

 

   

For the Nine Months Ended

 
   

September 30, 2019

   

September 30, 2018

 

Net revenue

               

Sales to independent restaurants

  $ 210,802,187     $ 203,272,084  

Wholesale

    14,415,918       13,960,000  

Total

  $ 225,218,105     $ 217,232,084  

 

   

For the Three Months Ended

 
   

September 30, 2019

   

September 30, 2018

 

Net revenue

               

Sales to independent restaurants

  $ 70,218,330     $ 65,755,745  

Wholesale

    5,480,547       4,608,053  

Total

  $ 75,698,877     $ 70,363,798  

 

All the Company’s revenue was generated from its business operation in the U.S.

 

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NOTE 11 - SEGMENT REPORTING (CONTINUED)

 

   

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

 
   

Sales to

independent

                 
   

restaurants

   

Wholesale

   

Total

 

Revenue

  $ 210,802,187     $ 14,415,918     $ 225,218,105  

Cost of revenue

    173,986,745       13,820,203       187,806,948  

Gross profit

  $ 36,815,442     $ 595,715     $ 37,411,157  

Depreciation and amortization

  $ 2,034,586     $ 139,137     $ 2,173,723  

Total capital expenditures

  $ 5,036,698     $ 344,440     $ 5,381,138  

 

   

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

 
   

Sales to

independent

                 
   

restaurants

   

Wholesale

   

Total

 

Revenue

  $ 203,272,084     $ 13,960,000     $ 217,232,084  

Cost of revenue

    167,388,910       13,052,688       180,441,598  

Gross profit

  $ 35,883,174     $ 907,312     $ 36,790,486  

Depreciation and amortization

  $ 1,477,627     $ 101,478     $ 1,579,105  

Total capital expenditures

  $ 2,053,203     $ 141,007     $ 2,194,210  

 

   

For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2019

 
   

Sales to

independent

                 
   

restaurants

   

Wholesale

   

Total

 

Revenue

  $ 70,218,330     $ 5,480,547     $ 75,698,877  

Cost of revenue

    58,286,433       5,220,296       63,506,729  

Gross profit

  $ 11,931,897     $ 260,251     $ 12,192,148  

Depreciation and amortization

  $ 685,408     $ 53,496     $ 738,904  

Total capital expenditures

  $ 208,122     $ 16,244     $ 224,366  

 

   

For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

 
   

Sales to

independent

                 
   

restaurants

   

Wholesale

   

Total

 

Revenue

  $ 65,755,745     $ 4,608,053     $ 70,363,798  

Cost of revenue

    53,488,702       4,312,409       57,801,111  

Gross profit

  $ 12,267,043     $ 295,644     $ 12,562,687  

Depreciation and amortization

  $ 502,293     $ 35,150     $ 537,443  

Total capital expenditures

  $ 115,593     $ 9,237     $ 124,830  

 

   

As of

   

As of

 
   

September 30,

2019

   

December 31,

2018

 

Total assets:

               

Sales to independent restaurants

  $ 77,787,273     $ 77,138,353  

Wholesale

    5,319,561       5,338,054  

Total Assets

  $ 83,106,834     $ 82,476,407  

 

 

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NOTE 12 – CONTINGENCY

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company has taken a $1 million accruals for potential loss contingency relating to negligence claim(s) for damages arising in the ordinary course of business operations. On November 11, 2019, the Company settled the claim through mediation, and the final amount is $0.4 million. Accordingly the Company has reversed the over accrued $0.6 million during the three months ended September 30, 2019. The accrual has been recorded in distribution, selling and administrative expenses in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

 

NOTE 13 – BUSINESS COMBINATION WITH B&R

 

On June 21, 2019, the Company entered into a Merger Agreement with B&R pursuant to which the two companies agreed to combine their operations. B&R is a leading Chinese food wholesaler and distributor serving approximately 6,800 restaurants in more than ten western states.

 

On November 4, 2019 (the “Acquisition Date”), the Company completed its merger with B&R, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Under the terms of the merger agreement, the Company issued 30.7 million shares of common stock to the former shareholders of B&R. As a result, upon completion of the merger, B&R pre-merger shareholders now own approximately 58.9% of the outstanding shares and the Company’s pre-merger shareholders own approximately 41.1%. After giving effect to the merger, there are currently 53,050,211 and 52,145,096 shares of common stock of the Company issued and outstanding, respectively. Zhou Min Ni continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board and remains the largest individual shareholder of the Company.

 

The Business Combination will be accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting under the provisions of Accounting Standards Codification 805, “Business Combinations”. The Company will be considered the accounting acquirer. The assets and liabilities and results of operations of B&R Global will be consolidated into the balance sheets and results of operations of the Company as of the completion of the Business Combination

 

Due to the limited time since the date of the acquisition, it is impracticable for the Company to make certain business combination disclosures at this time as the Company is still gathering information necessary to provide those disclosures. The Company plans to provide this information in its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2019.

 

 

NOTE 14 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On November 4, 2019, the Company completed its merger with B&R. Under the terms of the merger agreement, the Company issued 30.7 million shares of common stock to the former shareholders of B&R.

 

On November 4, 2019, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement with JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“JP Morgan”). The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement provides for (a) a $100 million asset-secured revolving credit facility maturing on November 4, 2022, and (b) mortgage-secured term loans of $55.4 million. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains financial covenants requiring the Company on a consolidated basis to maintain a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of 1.10 to 1.00, determined as of the end of each fiscal quarter for the four fiscal quarter period then ended. As of November 4, 2019, $13.91 million outstanding under the Company’s prior line of credit and $1.57 million of prior term loan obligations were paid off with proceeds from the amended and restated credit agreement.

 

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE ABOUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for HF Foods Group Inc. (“HF Foods,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements about our expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. Words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “ongoing,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “will” or similar words or phrases, or the negatives of those words or phrases, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. We derive many of our forward-looking statements from our operating budgets and forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions. While we believe that our assumptions are reasonable, we caution that it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and it is impossible for us to anticipate all factors that could affect our actual results. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that we expected. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations, or cautionary statements, include without limitation:

 

 

Unfavorable macroeconomic conditions in the United States;

 

Competition in the food service distribution industry particularly the entry of new competitors into the Chinese/Asian restaurant market niche;

 

Increases in fuel costs;

 

Increases in commodity prices;

 

Disruption of relationships with vendors and increases in product prices;

 

US government tariffs on products imported into the United States, particularly from China;

 

Changes in consumer eating and dining out habits;

 

Disruption of relationships with or loss of customers;

 

Our ability to execute our acquisition strategy;

 

Availability of financing to execute our acquisition strategy;

 

Our ability to renew or replace the current lease of our warehouse in Georgia;

 

Control of the Company by our Co-Chief Executive Officers and principal stockholders;

 

Failure to retain our senior management and other key personnel particularly, Zhou Min Ni and Chan Sin Wong;

 

Our ability to attract, train and retain employees;

 

Changes in and enforcement of immigration laws;

 

Failure to comply with various federal, state and local rules and regulations regarding food safety, sanitation, transportation, minimum wage, overtime and other health and safety laws;

 

Product recalls, voluntary recalls or withdrawals if any of the products we distribute are alleged to have caused illness, been mislabeled, misbranded or adulterated or to otherwise have violated applicable government regulations;

 

Failure to protect our intellectual property rights;

 

Any cyber security incident, other technology disruption or delay in implementing our information technology systems;

 

The development of an active trading market for our common stock;

 

Failure to acquire other distributors or wholesalers and enlarge our customer base could negatively impact our results of operations and financial condition;

 

Scarcity of and competition for acquisition opportunities;

 

Our ability to obtain acquisition financing;

 

The impact of non-cash charges relating to the amortization of intangible assets related to material acquisitions;

 

Our ability to identify acquisition candidates;

 

Increases in debt in order to successfully implement our acquisition strategy;

 

Difficulties in integrating operations, personnel, and assets of acquired businesses that may disrupt our business, dilute stockholder value, and adversely affect our operating results; and

 

other factors discussed in “Item 1A. Risk Factors.” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

 

All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us, or persons acting on our behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements as well as other cautionary statements that are made from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and public communications. We caution you that the important factors referenced above may not contain all of the factors that are important to you. In addition, we cannot assure you that we will realize the results or developments we expect or anticipate or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the consequences or affect us or our operations in the way we expect. The forward-looking statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are made only as of the date hereof. Except as otherwise required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of HF Foods Group Inc.

 

This discussion should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report. The following discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve numerous risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties. See “Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements” for additional cautionary information.

 

Overview

 

HF Foods Group Inc. (the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) was originally incorporated in Delaware on May 19, 2016 as a special purpose acquisition company under the name Atlantic Acquisition Corp. (“Atlantic”), in order to acquire, through a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.

 

Effective August 22, 2018, Atlantic consummated the transactions contemplated by a merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”), dated as of March 28, 2018, by and among Atlantic, HF Group Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware subsidiary formed by Atlantic, HF Group Holding Corporation, a North Carolina corporation (“HF Holding”), the stockholders of HF Holding, and Zhou Min Ni, as representative of the stockholders of HF Holding. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, HF Holding merged with HF Merger Sub and HF Holding became the surviving entity (the “Merger”) and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic (the “Acquisition”). Additionally, upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (the “Closing”)(i) the stockholders of HF Holding became the holders of a majority of the shares of common stock of Atlantic, and (ii) Atlantic changed its name to HF Foods Group Inc. (collectively, these transactions are referred to as the “Transactions”).

 

At closing on August 22, 2018, Atlantic issued the HF Holding stockholders an aggregate of 19,969,831 shares of its common stock, equal to approximately 88.5% of the aggregate issued and outstanding shares of Atlantic’s common stock. The pre-Transaction stockholders of Atlantic owned the remaining 11.5% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the combined entities.

 

The Company, acting through its subsidiaries, is a foodservice distributor operated by Chinese Americans, providing Chinese restaurants, primarily Chinese takeout restaurants located in the southeastern United States, with good quality food and supplies at competitive prices. Since our inception in 1997, fueled by increasing demand in the Chinese foods market segment, which our management believes is highly fragmented with unsophisticated competitors and has natural cultural barriers, we have grown our business and currently serve approximately 3,200 restaurant customers in ten states with our deep understanding of Chinese culture and our business know-how in the Chinese community.

 

In the past 20 years of operation, we have developed distribution channels throughout the southeastern United States. We have three distribution centers located in Greensboro, North Carolina, Ocala, Florida, and Atlanta Georgia, which comprise 400,000 square feet of total storage space, a fleet of 105 refrigerated vehicles for short-distance delivery, 12 tractors and 17 trailers for long-haul operations, and centralized inventory management and procurement, supported by an outsourced call center located in China for customer relationship management. We offer a variety of high quality products at competitive prices to our customers. Customers can benefit from our efficient supply chain to support such customer’s growth. 

 

We offer one-stop service to Chinese restaurants with over 1,000 types of products, including fresh and frozen meats, Chinese specialty vegetables, sauces, and packaging materials for takeout restaurants. Chinese restaurants, especially small or takeout restaurants, can find almost all the products they need in our product lists, which can help them to save their workload to manage their purchase of inventory. We use an outsourced call center in Fuzhou, China, with 24 hour availability for sales and marketing, order placement and post-sales service, which reduces our operating costs, and offers service in Mandarin and Fuzhou dialect, in addition to English.

 

During our 20 years of operations, we have established a large supplier network and we maintain long-term relationships with many major suppliers. The procurement team is led by Zhou Min Ni, CEO of the Company, who has deep insight in the industry. The centralized procurement management system gives us negotiating power given the large procurement quantities, improves our turnover of inventory and account payables, and reduces our operating costs.

 

In furtherance of our strategic plan, on June 21, 2019 we entered into, and on November 4, 2019 we closed, a merger agreement to acquire B&R Global Holdings, Inc. (“B&R”), a California based distributer and wholesaler serving Asian restaurants in the Western United States. We issued 30,700,000 shares of common stock to the historic stockholders of B&R, which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. As a result of this acquisition, we now also operate in eleven states in the Western United States.

 

Our net revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $225.2 million, an increase of $8.0 million, or 3.7%, from $217.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. Net income attributable to our stockholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $3.6 million and for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $4.0 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $9.9 million, a decrease of $0.5 million, or 5.4%, from $10.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. For additional information on Adjusted EBITDA, see the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of HF Foods Group Inc. — Adjusted EBITDA” below.

 

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Outlook

 

We plan to continue to expand our business and strategically consolidate our market segment through acquisition of other distributors and wholesalers to expand our business into untapped regions around the United States and to eventually grow into a nationwide foodservice distributor, which depends on access to sufficient capital. If we are unable able to obtain equity or debt financing, or borrowings from bank loans, we may not be able to execute our plan to acquire other distributors and wholesalers. Even if we are able to make such acquisitions, we may not be able to successfully integrate any acquired businesses or improve their profitability, which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and future operating performance.

 

We will continue to invest in the management technology system to further improve our operational efficiency, accuracy and customer satisfaction. We are also exploring value-added products such as semi-prepared products to help our customers upgrade their service.

 

How to Assess Our Performance

 

In assessing performance, we consider a variety of performance and financial measures, including principal growth in net sales, gross profit, and Adjusted EBITDA. The key measures that we use to evaluate the performance of our business are set forth below:

 

Net Revenue

 

Net revenue is equal to gross sales minus sales returns, sales incentives that we offer to our customers, such as rebates and discounts that are offsets to gross sales, and certain other adjustments. Net sales are driven by changes in number of customers and product inflation that is reflected in the pricing of our products and mix of products sold.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit is equal to net sales minus cost of goods sold. Cost of goods sold primarily includes inventory costs (net of supplier consideration), inbound freight, custom clearance fees, and other miscellaneous expenses. Cost of goods sold generally changes as we incur higher or lower costs from suppliers and as the customer and product mix changes.

 

Distribution, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Distribution, general and administrative expenses consist primarily of salaries and benefits for employees and contract labors, trucking and fuel expenses, utilities, maintenance and repairs expenses, insurance expense, depreciation and amortization expenses, selling and marketing expenses, professional fees, and other operating expenses.

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful performance measure and can be used to facilitate a comparison of our operating performance on a consistent basis from period to period and to provide for a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than U.S. GAAP measures alone can provide. Our management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is less susceptible to variances in actual performance resulting from depreciation, amortization and other non-cash charges and more reflective of other factors that affect our operating performance. Our management believes that the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides an additional tool for us and investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial measures with the companies in the same industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. We present Adjusted EBITDA in order to provide supplemental information that management considers relevant for the readers of our consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report, and such information is not meant to replace or supersede U.S. GAAP measures.

 

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We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, further adjusted to exclude certain unusual, non-cash, non-recurring, cost reduction, and other adjustment items. The definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be the same as similarly titled measures used by other companies in the industry. Adjusted EBITDA is not defined under U.S. GAAP, is subject to important limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in in isolation or as substitute for analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. For example, Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

excludes certain tax payments that may represent a reduction in cash available to the Company;

 

does not reflect any cash capital expenditure requirements for the assets being depreciated and amortized that may have to be replaced in the future;

 

does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; and

 

does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements, necessary to service our debt.

 

Results of Operations for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

 

The following table sets forth a summary of our consolidated results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018. The historical results presented below are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for any future period.

 

   

For the three months ended

September 30,

   

Changes

 
   

2019

   

2018

   

Amount

   

%

 

Net revenue

  $ 75,698,877     $ 70,363,798     $ 5,335,079       7.6

%

Cost of revenue

    63,506,729       57,801,111       5,705,618       9.9

%

Gross profit

    12,192,148

 

    12,562,687

 

    (370,539 )     (2.9

)%

Distribution, selling and administrative expenses

    9,969,785       10,385,563       (415,778 )     (4.0

)%

Income from operations

    2,222,363       2,177,124       45,239       2.1 %

Interest income

    113,930       333,072       (219,142 )     (65.8 )%

Interest expenses and bank charges

    (482,099 )     (270,049 )     (212,050 )     78.5

%

Other income, net

    281,619       370,678       (89,059 )     (24.0 )%

Income before income tax provision

    2,135,813       2,610,825       (475,012 )     (18.2 )%

Provision for income taxes

    607,142       840,147       (233,005 )     (27.7 )%

Net income

    1,528,671       1,770,678       (242,007 )     (13.7 )%

Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

    181,106       103,600       77,506       (74.8 )%

Net income attributable to HF Foods Group Inc.

  $ 1,347,565     $ 1,667,078     $ (319,513 )     (19.2

)%

 

Net Revenue

 

Net revenue was mainly derived from sales to independent restaurants (Chinese/Asian restaurants) and sales as wholesale to smaller distributors.

 

The following table sets forth the breakdown of net revenue:

 

   

For the three months ended September 30,

 
   

2019

   

2018

   

Change

 
   

Amount

   

%

   

Amount

   

%

   

Amount

   

%

 

Net revenue

                                               

Sales to independent restaurants

  $ 70,218,330       92.8

%

  $ 65,755,745       93.5

%

  $ 4,462,585       6.8

%

Wholesale

    5,480,547       7.2

%

    4,608,053       6.5

%

    872,494       18.9

%

Total

  $ 75,698,877       100.0

%

  $ 70,363,798       100.0

%