10-Q 1 cpfh_10q.htm QUARTERLY REPORT Blueprint
 

 UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 10-Q
 
☑   QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2016
 
OR
 
☐   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from ____________ to ____________
 
Commission file number: 0-25958
 
CAPITAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
North Dakota
45-0404061
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
1 Main Street North
Minot, North Dakota 58703
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
 
(701) 837-9600
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☑ No ☐
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer    ☐
Accelerated filer    ☐
Non-accelerated filer    ☐
Smaller reporting company    ☑
 
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 September 30, 2016, there were 1,241 common shares of the issuer outstanding.
 

 
 
 
FORM 10-Q
 
CAPITAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
 
INDEX
 
PART I    FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Page #
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements
 
 
 

 
 
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015
3
 
 

 
 
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Three Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015
5
 
 


 
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015
 6
 
 


 
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015
 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
8
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
15
 
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
20
 
 
 
 
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
20
 
 
 
 
PART II    OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
21
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
21
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
21
 
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
22
 
 
 
 
 
Item 4.
Removed and Reserved
22
 
 
 
 
 
Item 5.
Other Information
22
 
 
 
 
 
Item 6.
Exhibits
22
 
 
 
 
 
 
SIGNATURES
 23
 
 
 
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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.Financial Statements
 
CAPITAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
(Unaudited)  
 
 
 
September 30,
 
 
December 31,
 
 
 
2016
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 $1,699,076
 $1,038,426
Accounts receivable (net of an allowance of $24,000 for 2016 and 2015)
  1,920,186
  1,766,030
Baron notes interest receivable
  - 
  38,420
Prepaids
  114,247
  115,587
 
    
    
Total current assets
  3,733,509
  2,958,463
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
    
    
    Oil & Natural Gas Properties, Full Cost Method of Accounting
    
    
 
  194,602
  194,602
    Less accumulated depletion
  (24,210)
  (10,467)
    Total oil & natural gas properties
  170,392
  184,135
 
    
    
    Other property and equipment
  538,417
  517,192
    Furniture, fixtures and equipment
    
    
    Less accumulated depreciation
  (410,661)
  (375,675)
    Other property holdings
  86,277
  86,277
    Net property and equipment
  384,425
  411,929
 
    
    
 
    
    
OTHER ASSETS
    
    
Severance escrow
  258,121
  257,927
Baron notes receivable
  - 
  500,000
Deferred tax asset
  224,458
  241,576
Other assets (net of accumulated amortization of $214,444 for 2016 and 2015)
  175,279
  180,772
 
    
    
Total other assets
  657,858
  1,180,275
 
    
    
TOTAL ASSETS
 $4,775,792
 $4,550,667
 
SEE NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
  (Unaudited)      
 
 
 
September 30,
 
 
December 31,
 
 
 
2016
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
 

 
 

 
Accounts payable
 $278,726 
 $156,312 
Commissions payable
  1,945,745 
  1,712,109 
Other current liabilities
  63,271 
  24,366 
Income taxes payable
  8,737 
  61,667 
Total current liabilities
 $2,296,479 
 $1,954,454 
 
    
    
NON CURRENT LIABILITIES
    
    
Asset retirement obligation
  2,907 
  2,907 
Promissory note
  - 
  50,000 
Total noncurrent liabilities
  2,907 
  52,907 
TOTAL LIABILITIES
 $2,299,386 
 $2,007,361 
 
    
    
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    
    

    
    
Series A preferred stock – 5,000,000 shares authorized, $.0001 par value;3,050,000 and 3,050,000 shares issued and 0 outstanding, respectively
 $305 
 $305 
Additional paid in capital – series A preferred stock
  1,524,695 
  1,524,695 
Common stock – 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, $.0001 par value; 1,241 and 1,241 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
  1,241 
  1,241 
Additional paid in capital – common stock
  10,221,515 
  10,221,515 
Accumulated deficit
  (7,971,350)
  (7,904,450)
Less Treasury stock, 3,050,000 preferred shares at $0.4262
  (1,300,000)
  (1,300,000)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 $2,476,406 
 $2,543,306 
 
    
    
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 $4,775,792 
 $4,550,667 
 
SEE NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
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CAPITAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
 
 
(Unaudited)  
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
September 30,  
 
 
 
2016
 
 
2015
 
OPERATING REVENUES
 
 
 
 
 
Fee income
 $292,645 
   282,318 
Commissions
  4,307,574 
  4,188,138 
Oil and gas revenue
   13,336 
  18,187 
Other operating income
  112,841 
  48,323 
 
    
    
Total revenue
  4,726,396 
  4,536,966 
 
    
    
OPERATING EXPENSES
    
    
Compensation and benefits
  363,152 
  362,537 
Commission expense
  3,978,901 
  3,935,925 
General and administrative expenses
  333,835 
  187,160 
Depreciation
  12,356 
  11,761 
Depletion
  3,301 
  6,199 
 
    
    
Total operating expenses
  4,691,545 
  4,503,582 
 
    
    
OPERATING INCOME
  34,851 
  33,384 
 
    
    
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)
    
    
    Interest expense
  - 
  (195)
    Interest income
  77 
  12,500 
    Other income
  27,004 
  36,129 
 
    
    
   Total other income
  27,081 
  48,434 
 
    
    
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE
  61,932 
  81,818 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
  (17,192)
  (45,564)
NET INCOME
 $44,740 
  36,254 
 
    
    
NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE:
    
    
    Basic
 $36 
   29 
    Diluted
 $36 
   29 
 
    
    
SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET PER COMMON SHARE:
    
    
Basic
  1,241 
  1,241 
Diluted
  1,241 
  1,241 
 
SEE NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
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CAPITAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
 
 
(Unaudited)  
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
September 30,  
 
 
 
2016
 
 
2015
 
OPERATING REVENUES
 

 
 

 
Fee income
 $888,734 
   868,802 
Commissions
  12,131,401 
  13,253,809 
Oil and gas revenue
  46,472 
  26,859 
Other operating income
  232,275 
  182,660 
 
    
    
Total revenue
  13,298,882 
  14,332,130 
 
    
    
OPERATING EXPENSES
    
    
Compensation and benefits
  1,095,745 
  980,067 
Commission expense
  11,387,667 
  12,405,829 
General and administrative expenses
  851,940 
  932,593 
Depreciation
  36,200 
  32,946 
Depletion
  13,743 
  6,199 
 
    
    
Total operating expenses
  13,385,295 
  14,357,634 
 
    
    
OPERATING LOSS
  (86,413)
  (25,504)
 
    
    
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)
    
    
    Interest expense
  (1,794)
  (3,646)
    Interest income
  16,436 
  50,000 
    Other income
  25,970 
  63,516 
 
    
    
    Total other income
  40,612 
  109,870 
 
    
    
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE
  (45,801)
  84,366 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
  (21,099)
  (114,974)
NET LOSS
 $(66,900)
   (30,608)
 
    
    
NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE:
    
    
    Basic
 $(54)
   (25)
    Diluted
 $(54)
   (25)
 
    
    
SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET PER COMMON SHARE:
    
    
Basic
  1,241 
  1,241 
Diluted
  1,241 
  1,241 
 
SEE NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
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CAPITAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
 
 
(Unaudited)  
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
September 30,  
 
 
 
2016
 
 
2015
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
Net loss
 $(66,900)
   (30,608)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
    
    
Depreciation
  36,200 
  32,946 
Depletion
  13,743 
  6,199 
Provision for deferred income taxes
  17,118 
  87,750 
Changes in:
    
    
Accounts receivable
  (115,736)
  254,054 
Income taxes receivable
  (52,930)
  230,487 
Prepaids
  6,833 
  54,066 
Severance escrow
  (194)
  (192)
Accounts payable
  122,414 
  (225,799)
Commissions payable
  233,636 
  (120,197)
Other liabilities
  38,905 
  100,601 
Net cash provided by operating activities
 $233,089 
   389,307 
 
    
    
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
    
    
Purchase of property and equipment
 $(22,439)
   (30,790)
Additions to other property holdings
  - 
  (86,277)
Additions to oil and gas properties
  - 
  (91,000)
Repayment of Baron notes
  500,000 
  - 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities
 $477,561 
   (208,067)
 
    
    
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
    
    
Repayment of short-term borrowings
  (50,000)
  (200,000)
Net cash used in financing activities
 $(50,000)
   (200,000)
 
    
    
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
  660,650 
  (18,760)
 
    
    
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF YEAR
  1,038,426 
  1,333,323 
 
    
    
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD
  1,699,076 
  1,314,563 
 
SEE NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
 
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CAPITAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC., AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
September 30, 2016 and 2015
 
NOTE 1 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of Capital Financial Holdings, Inc., a North Dakota corporation, and its subsidiaries Capital Financial Services, Inc. (“CFS”) and Capital Natural Resources, Inc. (“CNR”) (collectively, the "Company"), included herein have been prepared by the Company, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the footnotes thereto contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, of Capital Financial Holdings, Inc., as filed with the SEC. The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2015, contained herein, was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures included in the Form 10-K and applicable under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, but not required for interim reporting purposes, have been condensed or omitted.
 
In the opinion of the Company, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (which are of a normal, recurring nature) necessary for a fair presentation of the financial statements. The results of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, are not necessarily indicative of operating results for the entire year.
 
Oil and Gas Properties
 
CNR follows the full cost method of accounting for crude oil and natural gas operations whereby all costs related to the exploration and development of crude oil and natural gas properties are capitalized into a single cost center (“full cost pool”).  Such costs include land acquisition costs, geological and geophysical expenses, carrying charges on non-producing properties, costs of drilling directly related to acquisition, and exploration activities. 
 
Proceeds from property sales will generally be credited to the full cost pool with no gain or loss recognized, unless such a sale would significantly alter the relationship between capitalized costs and the proved reserves attributable to these costs.  
 
Capitalized costs are depleted and amortized on the unit-of-production method based on the estimated proved reserves as determined by independent petroleum engineers.  The costs of unproved properties are withheld from the depletion base until such time as they are either developed or abandoned.  When proved reserves are assigned or the property is considered to be impaired, the cost of the property or the amount of the impairment is added to costs subject to depletion and full cost ceiling calculations.  For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, depletion expense was $3,301 and $13,743 respectively.
 
As of September 30, 2016, CNR held leasehold interests on acreage located in Taylor and Gonzales County, Texas, Lincoln County, Colorado and Divide and Williams County, North Dakota. CNR holds non-operating working interest in the Kifer Rozella 1, producing oil well, located in the County of Gonzales, state of Texas and non-operating working interest in an oil and gas property consisting of three oil and gas leases in Taylor County, Texas. The oil and gas leases in North Dakota and Colorado are currently non-producing properties and non-operating leases.
 
The Company assesses all items classified as unproved property on an annual basis, or if certain circumstances exist, more frequently, for possible impairment or reduction in value.  As of September 30, 2016 the Company held non-producing and unproved properties in Lincoln County, Colorado and Divide and Williams County, North Dakota.
 
Oil and Gas Revenue
 
The Company recognizes oil and gas revenue for only its ownership percentage of total production under the entitlement method. There was no imbalance as of September 30, 2016.
 
Asset Retirement Obligations
 
Asset retirement obligation is included in other noncurrent liabilities and relates to future costs associated with the plugging and abandonment of crude oil and natural gas wells, removal of equipment and facilities from leased acreage and returning the land to its original condition.  Estimates are based on estimated remaining lives of those wells based on reserve estimates, external estimates to plug and abandon the wells in the future, inflation, credit adjusted discount rates and federal and state regulatory requirements.  The liability is accreted to its present value each period, and the capitalized cost is depreciated over the useful life of the related asset. As of September 30, 2016, asset retirement obligations were $2,907 and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 accretion expense was not significant.
 
 
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NOTE 2 – RECENTLY ADOPTED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
 
A summary of our significant accounting policies is included in Note 1 of our 2015 Form 10-K filed on March 28, 2016.
 
ASU 2016-15—Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments – The Company is currently assessing the potential impact on the company. This amendment becomes effective for public companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. The pronouncement would impact the presentation of certain items on the statement of cash flows including debt prepayment or debt extinguishment costs, settlement of zero coupon debt instruments, contingent consideration payments made after a business combination, proceeds from the settlement of insurance claims and/or corporate-owned life insurance policies, distributions received from equity method investees, beneficial interests in securitization transactions, and separately identifiable cash flows and application of the predominance principle. Should the Company have any of the aforementioned items, they would be presented on the statement of cash flows in accordance to ASU 2016-15. Early adoption is permitted, but the entity must adopt all of the amendments in the same period.
 
NOTE 3 – BUSINESS VENTURES
 
On June 9, 2014, the Company launched a new wholly-owned operating subsidiary, Capital Natural Resources, Inc., by acquiring 1,000,000 shares, .001 par value common stock of Capital Natural Resources, Inc. (“CNR”) for the amount of $100,000. Capital Natural Resources, Inc. will seek opportunities related to natural resources in the United States, including petroleum, natural gas and/or other minerals, water resources and land. The new subsidiary is expected to diversifythe business operations of the Company and is unrelated to any current or past business. On June 17, 2014, the Company acquired an additional 400,000 shares, .001 par value common stock of CNR for the amount of $40,000. On July 21, 2014, the Company acquired an additional 3,750,000 shares, .001 par value of common stock of CNR for the amount of $375,000. On September 21, 2016 CNR issued a payment of $214,600 to the Company in exchange for redemption of 2,146,000 shares, .001 par value of common stock of CNR As of September 30, 2016, the Company owned 3,004,000 shares of CNR as CNR’s sole shareholder.
 
On April 1, 2015, CNR obtained a non-operating working interest in an oil and gas property consisting of three oil and gas leases in Taylor County, Texas for a purchase price of $90,000 paid in cash. This purchase is presented as oil and natural gas properties on the balance sheet. As of September 30, 2016, oil and gas revenues were $46,472.
 
On December 1, 2015, CNR purchased a non-operating working interest in the Kifer Rozella 1, producing oil well, located in the County of Gonzales, state of Texas. The purchase price of $100,000 for CNR’s interest was paid by $50,000 by a promissory note and deed of trust carried by the Seller, Origin Production Company, Inc. Said promissory note has an annual interest rate of 10% per annum and is payable in monthly installment of approximately $1,062 beginning January 1, 2016 with final maturity on December 1, 2020. This purchase is presented as oil and natural gas properties on the balance sheet. On February 1, 2016 the Company paid off the promissory note in the amount of approximately $50,847 bringing the balance of the note to zero. Total interest paid on the promissory note was approximately $847. 
 
On July 28, 2015, CNR acquired five year oil and gas leases located in Williams County, North Dakota and two located in Divide County, North Dakota for a combined acquisition cost of $7,676, including lease bonus and prepaid annual rentals. The oil and gas leases were obtained from the State of North Dakota Department of Trust Lands. The leases grant the right to conduct oil and gas operations and extract oil and gas from the property with payment of royalty to the lessor of 3/16 of oil and gas produced. The leases will expire August 3, 2020 unless held by production, meaning oil and gas is being produced from the properties.
 
On August 20, 2015, CNR acquired a five year oil and gas lease located in Lincoln County, Colorado at an initial acquisition cost of $1,652 including the first annual rental payment of $1,600. The oil and gas lease was obtained from the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners. The lease grants the right to conduct oil and gas operations and extract oil and gas from the property with payment of royalty to the lessor of 1/6 of oil and gas produced. The lease will expire August 20, 2020 unless held by production, meaning oil and gas is being produced from the property.
 
The oil and gas leases in North Dakota and Colorado are currently non-producing properties and non-operating leases.
 
The purchase allocation for all four CNR oil and gas lease transactions was based on the estimated fair value of the assets acquired.
 
On May 19, 2015, CNR acquired interests in coal rights located in Kanawha County, West Virginia for a purchase price of $1,275 paid in cash. This purchase is presented as other property holdings on the balance sheet.
 
On June 11, 2015, CNR acquired mineral, water rights and surface interests in Hudspeth County, Texas for a purchase price of $83,350 paid in cash. This purchase is presented as other property holdings on the balance sheet.
 
 
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NOTE 4 - BARON NOTES RECEIVABLE
 
On June 11, 2014, June 27, 2014, and July 22, 2014, Baron Energy, Inc. issued promissory notes to Capital Natural Resources, Inc. (the “note holder”) in the amounts of $85,000, $40,000 and $375,000, respectively. The three notes carried an interest rate of 15% per annum, payable monthly, and mature on June 12, 2016, June 28, 2016 and July 23, 2016, respectively. On March 21, 2016, the notes were paid in full including all unpaid accrued interest in the amount of $82,642 bringing the receivable balance to zero.
 
 
NOTE 5 – LINE OF CREDIT
 
On July 14, 2014, the Company signed new loan documents for a line of credit with American Bank Center in the amount of $300,000. The line of credit had a variable interest rate of 1.509 percent above Wall Street Journal U.S. Prime Rate. The loan matured July 14, 2015. The Company set up monthly payments with an automatic payment of $25,000. There are no financial covenants associated with the line of credit. The Company made a payment of $25,000 on July 6, 2015, and a final payment of $28,578 on July 14, 2015, bringing the balance to zero. The total interest expense on this line of credit was $8,061.
 
On July 14, 2015, the Company signed renewal loan documents for the line of credit with American Bank Center in the amount of $500,000. The line of credit has a variable interest rate of 1.509 percent above Wall Street Journal U.S. Prime Rate. The loan matured with principal due on July 14, 2016. For the period ended September 30, 2016, the Company had no outstanding balance against this line of credit before renewal. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had zero outstanding and zero interest expense against its current line of credit. There are no financial covenants associated with the line of credit.
 
On September 12, 2016, the Company signed renewal loan documents for the line of credit with American Bank Center in the amount of $500,000. The line of credit has a variable interest rate of 1.509 percent above Wall Street Journal U.S. Prime Rate which was 3.5% as of September 30, 2016. The loan matures with principal due on September 12, 2017. For the period ended September 30, 2016, the Company had no outstanding balance against this line of credit before renewal. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had zero outstanding and zero interest expense against its current line of credit. There are no financial covenants associated with the line of credit.
 
NOTE 6 - STOCK WARRANTS, STOCK SPLITS, AND STOCK OPTIONS
 
The Company measures and records compensation expense for all share-based payment awards made to employees and directors, including employee stock options, based on estimated fair values. There were no compensation costs or deferred tax benefits recognized for stock-based compensation awards for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015. Changes are due to the stock buyback and reverse stock split.
 
Option activity for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was as follows:
 
 
 
 Number of Options
 
 
Weighted Average Exercise Price per Share
 
 
Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value
 
 
Aggregate Intrinsic Value
 
Outstanding on January 1, 2015
  336 
 $5,400 
 $2,800 
 $- 
Granted
  - 
  - 
  - 
    
Exercised
  - 
  - 
  - 
    
Canceled
  129 
 $5,000 
 $3,487 
    
Outstanding on December 31, 2015
  207 
 $4,734 
 $4,388 
 $- 
Granted
  - 
  - 
  - 
    
Exercised
  - 
  - 
  - 
    
Canceled
  38 
 $4,932 
 $3,866 
    
Outstanding on September 30, 2016
  169 
 $4,599 
 $3,363 
 $- 
 
Exercisable options totaled 207 at December 31, 2015 and totaled 169 at September 30, 2016.
 
NOTE 7 – INCOME TAXES
 
Deferred taxes arise because of different tax treatment between financial statement accounting and tax accounting, known as “temporary differences.” The Company records the tax effect of these temporary differences as “deferred tax assets” (generally items that can be used as a tax deduction or credit in future periods) and “deferred tax liabilities” (generally items for which the Company has received a tax deduction and has not yet been recorded in the consolidated statement of operations).
 
 
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Management reviews and adjusts those estimates annually based upon the most current information available. However, because the recoverability of deferred taxes is directly dependent upon the future operating results of the Company, actual recoverability of deferred taxes may differ materially from management’s estimates.
 
Due to stock options forfeited, the deferred tax assets associated with stock compensation valued under the Black Scholes model were reduced. As of September 30, 2016, approximately $10,819 was recorded as tax expense for the quarter and an accumulated amount of approximately $431,278 has been recorded as tax expense since the start of stock options being forfeited in March of 2014.
 
The effective tax rates for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 were different from the statutory rate primarily due to the reduction of the deferred tax assets related to stock compensation.
 
NOTE 8 - EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
Basic earnings per share are computed by dividing earnings available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share reflect per share amounts that would have resulted if dilutive potential common shares had been converted to common shares. The following reconciles amounts reported in the financial statements:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2016
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2015
 
 
 
Numerator
 
 
Denominator
 
 
Per Share Amount
 
 
Numerator
 
 
Denominator
 
 
Per Share Amount
 
Net (Loss) Income
 $44,740 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  36,254 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less: Preferred Stock Dividends
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income Available to Common Shareholders – Basic Earnings per Share
 $44,740 
  1,241 
  36 
  36,254 
  1,241 
 $29 
Effect of Dilutive Securities:
    
    
    
    
    
    
Preferred Stock Dividends
    
    
    
    
    
    
Stock Options and Warrants
    
    
    
    
    
    
Income Available to Common Shareholders – Diluted Earnings per Share
 $44,740 
  1,241 
  36 
  36,254 
  1,241 
 $29 
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015
 
 
 
Numerator
 
 
Denominator
 
 
Per Share Amount
 
 
Numerator
 
 
Denominator
 
 
Per Share Amount
 
Net (Loss) Income
 $(66,900)
 
 
 
 
 
 
  (30,608)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less: Preferred Stock Dividends
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income Available to Common Shareholders – Basic Earnings per Share
 $(66,900)
  1,241 
  (54)
  (30,608)
  1,241 
 $(25)
Effect of Dilutive Securities:
    
    
    
    
    
    
Preferred Stock Dividends
    
    
    
    
    
    
Stock Options and Warrants
    
    
    
    
    
    
Income Available to Common Shareholders – Diluted Earnings per Share
 $(66,900)
  1,241 
  (54)
  (30,608)
  1,241 
 $(25)
 
Options and warrants to purchase 379 common shares at exercise prices between $3,500 and $14,300 were outstanding at September 30, 2016, but were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share for the quarter ending September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015, because their effect was anti-dilutive.
 
NOTE 9 – SEGMENT REPORTING
 
The Company organizes its current business units into three reportable segments: broker dealer services, natural resources and holding company. The broker-dealer services segment distributes securities and insurance products to retail investors through a network of registered representatives through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capital Financial Services, Inc. (“CFS”), a Wisconsin corporation. The natural resources segment seeks opportunities related to natural resources in the United States, including petroleum, natural gas and/or other minerals, water resources and land through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capital Natural Resources, Inc. (“CNR”), a Colorado corporation. The holding company encompasses cost associated with business development and acquisitions, dispositions of subsidiary entities and results of discontinued operations, dividend income and recognized gains or losses.
 
 
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The Company's reportable segments are strategic business units that offer different products and services. They are managed separately because each business requires different technology and marketing strategies.
 
 
 
Holding
 
 
Natural Resource
 
 
Broker-Dealer
 
 
 
 
As of, and for the three months ended:
 
Company
 
 
Activities
 
 
Services
 
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30-Sep-16
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commissions and fee income
  - 
  - 
  4,600,219 
  4,600,219 
Other fee income
  - 
  - 
  112,841 
  112,841 
Oil and gas revenue
  - 
  13,336 
  - 
  13,336 
Other income
  - 
  - 
  27,004 
  27,004 
Interest income
  17 
  - 
  60 
  77 
Interest expense
  - 
  - 
  - 
  - 
Depreciation
  996 
  167 
  11,192 
  12,356 
Depletion
  - 
  3,301 
  - 
  3,301 
Income (loss) before income tax benefit (expense)
  (128,262)
  (32,348)
  222,541 
  61,932 
Income tax benefit (expense)
  44,379 
  11,553 
  (73,124)
  (17,192)
Net income (loss)
  (83,882)
  (20,794)
  149,417 
  44,740 
Segment assets
  1,056,120 
  332,872 
  3,386,800 
  4,775,792 
 
 
 
Holding
 
 
Natural Resource
 
 
Broker-Dealer
 
 
 
 
As of, and for the three months ended:
 
Company
 
 
Activities
 
 
Services
 
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30-Sep-15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commissions and fee income
  - 
  - 
  4,470,456 
  4,470,456 
Other operating income
  - 
  - 
  48,323 
  48,323 
Oil and gas revenue
  - 
  18,187 
  - 
  18,187 
Other income
  11,399 
  - 
  24,731 
  36,129 
Interest income
  - 
  12,500 
  - 
  12,500 
Interest expense
  (179)
  - 
  (16)
  (195)
Depreciation
  662 
  80 
  11,019 
  11,761 
Depletion
  - 
  6,199 
  - 
  6,199 
Income (loss) before income tax benefit (expense)
  (107,165)
  7,963 
  181,020 
  81,818 
Income tax benefit (expense)
  28,539 
  (3,121)
  (70,982)
  (45,564)
Net income (loss)
  (78,626)
  4,841 
  110,038 
  36,254 
Segment assets
  747,916 
  798,744 
  3,053,480 
  4,600,140 
 
 
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Holding
 
 
Natural Resource
 
 
Broker-Dealer
 
 
 
 
As of, and for the nine months ended:
 
Company
 
 
Activities
 
 
Services
 
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30-Sep-16
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commissions and fee income
  - 
  - 
  13,020,135 
  13,020,135 
Other fee income
  - 
  - 
  232,275 
  232,275 
Oil and gas revenue
  - 
  46,472 
  - 
  46,472 
Other income
  (3,531)
  - 
  29,501 
  25,970 
Interest income
  50 
  16,206 
  180 
  16,436 
Interest expense
  (947)
  (847)
  - 
  (1,794)
Depreciation
  2,218 
  448 
  33,533 
  36,200 
Depletion
  - 
  13,743 
  - 
  13,743 
Income (loss) before income tax benefit (expense)
  (318,520)
  (58,664)
  331,383 
  (45,801)
Income tax benefit (expense)
  85,807 
  22,996 
  (129,902)
  (21,099)
Net income (loss)
  (232,713)
  (35,668)
  201,481 
  (66,900)
Segment assets
  1,056,120 
  332,872 
  3,386,800 
  4,775,792 
 
 
 
Holding
 
 
Natural Resource
 
 
Broker-Dealer
 
 
 
 
As of, and for the nine months ended:
 
Company
 
 
Activities
 
 
Services
 
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30-Sep-15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commissions and fee income
  - 
  - 
  14,122,611 
  14,122,611 
Other operating income
  - 
  - 
  182,660 
  182,660 
Oil and gas revenue
  - 
  26,859 
  - 
  26,859 
Other income
  26,824 
  - 
  36,692 
  63,516 
Interest income
  - 
  50,000 
  - 
  50,000 
Interest expense
  (3,578)
  - 
  (68)
  (3,646)
Depreciation
  2,567 
  80 
  30,299 
  32,946 
Depletion
  - 
  6,199 
  - 
  6,199 
Income (loss) before income tax benefit (expense)
  (222,047)
  13,874 
  292,539 
  84,366 
Income tax benefit (expense)
  5,162 
  (5,439)
  (114,697)
  (114,974)
Net income (loss)
  (216,885)
  8,436 
  177,842 
  (30,608)
Segment assets
  747,916 
  798,744 
  3,053,480 
  4,600,140 
 
NOTE 10 – LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
The Company operates in a legal and regulatory environment that exposes it to potentially significant litigation risks. Issuers of certain alternative products sold by the Company are in Bankruptcy or may have other financial difficulties. As a result of such alleged failings of alternative products and the uncertainty of client recovery from the various product issuers, the Company is subject to several legal and/or arbitration proceedings. These proceedings include customer suits and arbitrations related to the failure of Medical Capital, other alternative investments alleged to be unsuitable, the bankruptcy proceedings of the various DBSI entities and the bankruptcy of other various entities. The Company vigorously contests the allegations of the various proceedings and believes that there are multiple meritorious legal and fact based defenses in these matters. Such cases are subject to many uncertainties, and their outcome is often difficult to predict, including the impact on operations or on the financial statements, particularly in the earlier stages of a case. The Company makes provisions for cases brought against it when, in the opinion of management after seeking legal advice, it is probable that a liability exists, and the amount can be reasonably estimated. The current proceedings are subject to uncertainties and, as such, the Company is unable to estimate the possible loss or range of loss that may result from the outcome of these cases; however, results in these cases that are against the interests of the Company could have a severe negative impact on the financial position of the Company. As of September 30, 2016, the Company is a defendant in two on-going suits or arbitrations as discussed above. The Company expects to vigorously defend these cases.
 
 
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On April 5, 2011, several broker-dealers and their principals/officers, including the Company and John Carlson, President and Chief Compliance Officer, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California for Orange County against Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C. (“Mayer Hoffman”) captioned Signature Financial Group, Inc., et al, (“Signature”) v. Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C., et al.  The lawsuit arose out of reviews of the financial statements of Medical Capital Holdings, Inc. (“Medical Capital”) by Mayer Hoffman.  In June 2009, Medical Capital was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”), a finding was made that Medical Capital was conducting a “Ponzi scheme,” and a receiver was appointed to liquidate Medical Capital.  The plaintiffs in the Signature lawsuit are broker-dealers and principals of broker-dealers that sold Medical Capital investments to their clients.  These plaintiffs sought to recover damages from Mayer Hoffman for the losses and expenses they incurred as a result of the Medical Capital financial deceptions and resulting expenses and losses to the plaintiffs.  Specific claims asserted and relief requested included fraud-intentional misrepresentation of fact/concealment of fact, negligent misrepresentation, equitable indemnity, and declaratory relief.  On September 23, 2014, the Plaintiffs entered into a Confidential Settlement and Mutual Release Agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) with Mayer Hoffman and entities affiliated with Mayer Hoffman to settle the Plaintiffs’ claims against Mayer Hoffman and all affiliated parties of Mayer Hoffman with no admission of liability or fault by any defendant.  The settlement proceeds were received on December 4, 2014 and recorded as other income on the consolidated financial statements of Capital Financial Holdings, Inc.  In a matter related to the Settlement Agreement, on or about October 6, 2014, the Company filed a lawsuit seeking declaratory judgment against its former errors and omission insurance carrier - Arch Specialty Insurance Company (“Arch”) - in the Circuit Court of Wisconsin for Milwaukee County (Capital Financial Services, Inc. v. Arch Specialty Insurance Company).  On or about November 24, 2014, Arch filed counterclaims against the Company. These actions were for declaratory relief in connection with a dispute over whether Arch is entitled to any portion of the settlement proceeds that the Company received in exchange for dismissing the lawsuit with Mayer Hoffman.  On September 14, 2016 the Company and Arch agreed to settle all claims between them in exchange for a $82,500 payment by the Company to Arch which was accrued at September 30, 2016. On October 24, 2016 the court ordered the case, including all claims, counterclaims, and third party claims dismissed with prejudice in accordance with the settlement agreement.
 
NOTE 11 – REGULATORY MATTERS
 
The broker dealer (“BD”) segment of Capital Financial Services, Inc. is subject to periodic examinations by its regulator, the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”). During 2016, the SEC conducted a routine examination of the CFS BD.  At the conclusion of its examination, the SEC issued an Examination Report with certain findings, asking the Company’s regulated entity to improve its anti-money laundering program, record additional information on the Company’s transaction blotters, and record transactions on the Company’s transaction blotters that are performed at other companies. On October 26, 2016 the broker dealer made its latest response to the routine examination report. The broker dealer is awaiting further correspondence from the SEC and continues to work with its legal counsel with respect to any potential remaining issues. 
 
NOTE 12SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
 
On September 12, 2016, the Company executed a Uniform Offer to Purchase (the Agreement) giving it the right to acquire a commercial office building and associated property (the Office Building) located at 1801 Burdick Expressway West, Minot, North Dakota. Although the Company believes that the acquisition of the Office Building is probable, there can be no assurance that the acquisition of the Office Building will be consummated. The contract purchase price for the Office Building is $975,000, exclusive of closing costs, with all built in fixtures and other furniture, fixtures and equipment in the building to remain with the property. The Company has made a $20,000 refundable earnest money deposit. The Company anticipates funding the purchase price with a commercial real estate loan in an amount to be determined and cash on hand. The amount and terms of the financing are not yet determined. The consummation of the purchase is subject to the completion of various closing conditions to be met by the parties. If the Company does not close on the purchase, there are circumstances under which it may have the deposit refunded.
 
 
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Item 2.    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
GENERAL
 
Capital Financial Holdings, Inc. derives the majority of its revenues and net income from sales of mutual funds, insurance products, and various other securities through Capital Financial Services, Inc. (“CFS”), the Company’s broker dealer segment.
 
The Company has been engaged in the financial services business since 1987. The Company was incorporated September 22, 1987, as a North Dakota corporation. The Company’s principal offices are located at 1 Main Street North, Minot, North Dakota 58703. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had 19 full-time employees consisting of officers, principals, data processing, compliance, accounting, and clerical support staff.
 
The Company organizes its current business units into three reportable segments: broker dealer services, natural resources and holding company. The broker-dealer services segment distributes securities and insurance products to retail investors through a network of registered representatives through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capital Financial Services, Inc. (“CFS”), a Wisconsin corporation. The natural resources segment seeks opportunities related to natural resources in the United States, including petroleum, natural gas and/or other minerals, water resources and land through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capital Natural Resources, Inc. (“CNR”), a Colorado corporation. The holding company encompasses cost associated with business development and acquisitions, dispositions of subsidiary entities and results of discontinued operations, dividend income and recognized gains or losses.
 
The Company's reportable segments are strategic business units that offer different products and services. They are managed separately because each business requires different technology and marketing strategies.
 
Capital Financial Holdings, Inc. derives the majority of its revenues and net income from sales of mutual funds, insurance products, and various other securities through Capital Financial Services, Inc. (“CFS”), the Company’s broker dealer segment.
 
CFS is a full-service brokerage firm. CFS is registered with the SEC as an investment advisor and broker-dealer and also with FINRA as a broker-dealer. CFS specializes in providing investment products and services to independent investment representatives, financial planners, and investment advisors and currently supports over 175 investment representatives and investment advisors.
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
 
 
 Three Months Ended
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
 September 30,
 
 
September 30,
 
 
 
2016
 
 
2015
 
 
2016
 
 
2015
 
Net income (loss)
  44,740 
  36,254 
  (66,900)
  (30,608)
Income (loss) per share:
    
    
    
    
Basic
  36 
  29 
  (54)
  (25)
Diluted
  36 
  29 
  (54)
  (25)
 
 
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The Company reported net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016, of $44,740, compared to net income of $36,254 for the same quarter in 2015. The Company reported net loss of $66,900 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to a net loss of $30,608 during the same period in 2015. The increase in net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to net income in the same period in 2015 is due to increased operating revenues of approximately $189,000. The increased net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to a net loss in the same period in 2015 is due primarily to decreased revenues of approximately $1,033,000 and increased compensation and benefits expenses of approximately $115,000.
 
Operating revenues
 
Total operating revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2016 were $4,726,396, an increase of 4% from $4,536,966 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Total operating revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $13,298,882, a decrease of 7% from $14,332,130 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The decrease for the three month and six month periods net revenue categories are listed below.
 
Fee income
 
Fee income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $292,645, an increase of 4% from $282,318 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Fee income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $888,734, an increase of 2% from $868,802 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increases are due to an increase in fee income received by the broker dealer segment as a result of higher values of client assets under management.
 
The Company earns investment advisory fees in connection with the broker dealer’s registered investment advisor. The Company pays the registered representatives a portion of this fee income as commission expense and retains the balance. These fees constituted approximately 6% of the Company’s consolidated revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and approximately 7% for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. These fees constituted approximately 6% of the consolidated revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and approximately 6% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. There is no fee income attributable to the other segments.
 
Commission income
 
Commission income includes broker dealer segment commissions. The Company pays the registered representatives a percentage of this income as commission expense and retains the balance. Commission income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $4,307,574, an increase of 3% from $4,188,138 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Commission income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $12,131,401 a decrease of 8% from $13,253,809 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The decreases were due primarily to the decrease in commissions received by the broker dealer segment due to market conditions. Commission revenues constituted approximately 91% of the Company’s consolidated revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and approximately 91% for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Commission revenues constituted approximately 92% of the consolidated revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and approximately 92% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. There is no commission income attributable to the other segments.
 
Oil and gas revenue
 
Oil and gas revenue is income tied to the non-operating working interest well leases and is received by the natural resources segment. It is the Company’s share of oil and gas revenues for its ownership percentage of total production. Oil and gas revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $13,336, a decrease of 23% from $18,187 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Oil and gas revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $46,472, an increase of 73% from $26,859 for the same periods ended September 30, 2015. There is no oil and gas revenue attributable to the other segments.
 
 
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Other operating income
 
Other operating income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $112,841, an increase of 134% from $48,323 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Other operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $232,275, an increase of 27% from $182,660 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increases were primarily due to an increase in the income received related to alternative investment products. There is no other operating income attributable to the natural resource or holding segments. Other operating income constituted approximately 2% of the Company’s consolidated revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and approximately 1% of the consolidated revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.
 
Interest income
 
Consolidated interest income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $77, a decrease of 99% from $12,500 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Interest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $16,436, a decrease of 67% from $50,000 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Interest income is attributable to the Baron Energy notes from the natural resource segment. There was no material interest income for the holding or broker dealer segments for the periods ended September 30, 2016 and 2015.
 
Operating expenses
 
Total operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2016 were $4,691,545, a decrease of 4% from $4,503,582 for the three months ended September 30, 2015. Total operating expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $13,385,295, a decrease of 7% from $14,357,634 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The decreases resulted from the net decreases in the expense categories described below.
 
Compensation and benefits
 
Consolidated compensation and benefits expense for the three months ended September 30, 2016 were $363,152, a slight increase from $362,537 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Consolidated compensation and benefits expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $1,095,745 an increase of 12% from $980,067 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increase resulted from increased wages, health insurance premiums and 401k participation by the employees.
 
Compensation and benefits for the holding segment for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was a credit of $8,682 a decrease of 112% from an expense of $73,656 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Compensation and benefits for the holding segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was an expense of $68,955, a decrease of 25% from $92,400 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The decreases are due to decreases in paid wages connected to personnel associated with the holding segment.
 
Compensation and benefits for the broker dealer segment for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $353,702, a 27% increase from $278,169 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Compensation and benefits for the broker dealer segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $975,723, a 15% decrease from $849,764 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increases were due to decreases in wages, insurance premiums and 401k participation by the employees.
 
Compensation and benefits for the natural resource segment for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $18,132, an increase of 69% from $10,713 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Compensation and benefits for the natural resources segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $51,067, an increase of 35% from $37,903 for the same period ended September 30, 2015.
 
Commission expense
 
Commission expense for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $3,978,901, an increase of 1% from $3,935,925 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Commission expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $11,387,667, a decrease of 8% from $12,405,829 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increases and decreases are a result of the revenues received by the broker dealer segment. There is no commission expense attributable to the other segments.
 
 
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General and administrative expense
 
Consolidated general and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2016 were $333,835, an increase of 78% from $187,160 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Consolidated general and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $851,940, a decrease of 9% from $932,593 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The decrease and increase resulted from the net increases and decreases in the expense categories described below.
 
General and administrative expenses for the holding segment for the three months ended September 30, 2016 were $135,964, a 209% increase from $44,066 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $242,920, an increase of 62% from $150,326 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increases were from an increase in accounting expenses and legal expenses.
 
General and administrative expenses for the broker dealer segment for the three months ended September 30, 2016 were $173,788, an increase of 26% from $137,361 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $553,784, a decrease of 28% from $763,434 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increases for the three months ended September 30, 2016 were from increases in legal fees and recruiting expenses. The decreases for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were from a reduction in legal fees and settlements and accounting expenses.
 
General and administrative expenses for the natural resources segment for the three month periods ended September 30, 2016 were $24,083 an increase of 320% from $5,732 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. General and administrative expenses for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2016 were $55,235 an increase of 194% from $18,802 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increases were due to the operating expenses tied to the leases purchased by the natural resources segment.
 
Depreciation
 
Consolidated depreciation expense for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $12,356, an increase of 5% from $11,761 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Consolidated depreciation expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $36,200, an increase of 10% from $32,946 for the same period ended September 30, 2015.
 
Depreciation expense for the holding segment for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $996, an increase of 50% from $662 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Depreciation expense for the holding segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $2,218, a decrease of 14% from $2,567 for the same period ended September 30, 2015.
 
Depreciation expense for the broker dealer segment for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $11,192, a decrease of 81% from $11,320 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Depreciation expense for the broker dealer segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $33,533, an increase of 11% from $30,299 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The increases in depreciation expenses were due to additional fixed assets purchased during 2016.
 
Depreciation expense for the natural resource segment during the quarter ended September 30, 2016 is immaterial. There was no depreciation expense for the natural resources segment for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.
 
Depletion Expense
 
Depletion expense for the natural resources segment for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $3,301 a 47% decrease from $6,199 from the same period ended September 30, 2015. Depletion expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $13,743 an increase of 122% from $6,199 from the same period ended September 30, 2015. There is no depletion expense attributable to the other segments. Depletion is determined by deducting units (barrels of oil) extracted on the unit of production method based on the estimated gross proved reserves as determined by independent petroleum engineers. The percentage of units extracted to the total estimated proven reserves is multiplied by the producing property cost to determine depletion.
 
Interest expense
 
Interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was zero, a decrease of 100% from $195 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $1,794, a decrease of 51% from $3,646 for the same period ended September 30, 2015. The decrease is due to the interest payments made on the line of credit issued to the holding division. There is no material interest expense attributable to the other segments.
 
Liquidity and capital resources
 
Net cash provided by operating activities was $233,089 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, as compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $389,307 during the nine months ended September 30, 2015. The primary difference corresponds to the timing of payment/reimbursement on the E&O insurance, commissions payable and income taxes.
 
 
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Net cash provided by investing activities was $477,561 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, as compared to net cash used in investing activities of $208,067 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. The primary difference corresponds with the launch of the new subsidiary, Capital Natural Resources, Inc., and the asset investments within that subsidiary.
 
Net cash used in financing activities was $50,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, as compared to net cash used in financing activities of $200,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. The primary difference corresponds with the payments made on the line of credit and short term borrowings.
 
The Company has historically relied upon sales of its equity securities and debt instruments, as well as bank loans, for liquidity and growth. Management believes that the Company’s existing liquid assets, along with cash flow from operations, will provide the Company with sufficient resources to meet its ordinary operating expenses during the next twelve months. Significant, unforeseen or extraordinary expenses may require the Company to seek alternative financing sources, including common or preferred share issuance or additional debt financing.
 
In addition to the liabilities coming due in the next twelve months, management expects that the principal needs for cash may be broker recruitment, repurchase of shares of the Company’s common stock, and debt service. Management also expects to realize increases in consultant expenses as well as increased compliance and legal costs with respect to its broker dealer subsidiary related to regulatory and litigation matters.
 
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
When used herein, in future filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), in the Company's press releases, and in other Company-authorized written or oral statements, the words and phrases "can be," "expects," "anticipates," "may affect," "may depend," "believes," "estimate," or similar expressions are intended to identify "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in this "Forward-Looking Statements" section, which could cause actual results for future periods to differ materially from those presently anticipated or projected. The Company does not undertake and specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.
 
Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company’s:
 
Business strategies and investment policies,
Possible or assumed future results of operations and operating cash flows,
Financing plans and the availability of short-term borrowing,
Competitive position,
Potential growth opportunities,
Recruitment and retention of the Company’s key employees,
Potential operating performance, achievements, productivity improvements, efficiency and cost reduction efforts,
Likelihood of success and impact of litigation,
Expected tax rates,
Expectations with respect to the economy, securities markets, the market for merger and acquisition activity, the market for asset management activity, and other industry trends,
Competition, and
Effect from the impact of future legislation and regulation on the Company.
 
The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements, and future results could differ materially from historical performance:
 
General political and economic conditions which may be less favorable than expected;
The effect of changes in interest rates, inflation rates, the stock markets, or other financial markets;
Unfavorable legislative, regulatory, or judicial developments;
Adverse findings or rulings in arbitrations, litigation or regulatory proceedings;
Incidence and severity of catastrophes, both natural and man-made;
Changes in commodity pricing due to natural resource investments;
Changes in accounting rules, policies, practices, and procedures which may adversely affect the business; and
Terrorist activities or other hostilities which may adversely affect the general economy.
 
The Company is a financial services holding company that, through its broker dealer subsidiary, provides brokerage, investment advisory, insurance and related services. The Company operates in a highly regulated and competitive industry that is influenced by numerous external factors such as economic conditions, marketplace liquidity and volatility, monetary policy, global and national political events, regulatory developments, competition, and investor preferences. The Company’s revenues and net earnings may be either enhanced or diminished from period to period by such external factors. The Company remains focused on continuing to reduce redundant operating costs, upgrade operating efficiency, recruit quality representatives and grow our revenue base. The Company provides broker-dealer services in support of trading and investment by its representatives’ customers in corporate equity and debt securities, U.S. Government securities, municipal securities, mutual funds, private placement alternative investments, variable annuities and variable life insurance. The Company also provides investment advisory services for its representative’s customers.
 
 
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A key component of the broker-dealer subsidiary’s business strategy is to recruit well-established, productive representatives who generate substantial revenues from an array of investment products and services. Additionally, the broker-dealer subsidiary assists its representatives in developing and expanding their business by providing a variety of support services and a diversified range of investment products for their clients.
 
Item 3.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
Not Applicable as a Smaller Reporting Company
 
Item 4.    Controls and Procedures
 
The Company’s management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-14(c) and Rule 15c-14(c) under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this report, pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) of the Exchange Act. Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of September 30, 2016, and that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed and summarized, and reported within the time periods specified by the SEC’s rules and forms.
 
Disclosure controls and procedures are the controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that the Company files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that the Company files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
There were no significant changes in the Company’s internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect these controls subsequent to the date of their evaluation.
 
We are not currently a “listed company” under SEC rules and are therefore not required to have a board comprised of a majority of independent directors or separate committees comprised of independent directors.  We use the definition of “independence” under the NASDAQ Rules, as applicable and as may be modified or supplemented from time to time and the interpretations thereunder, to determine if the members of our Board are independent.  In making this determination, our Board considers, among other things, transactions and relationships between each director and his immediate family and us, including those reported in its Annual Report under the caption “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions.”  The purpose of this review is to determine whether any such relationships or transactions are material and, therefore, inconsistent with a determination that the directors are independent.  On the basis of such review and its understanding of such relationships and transactions, our Board has determined that none of our Board members is an independent director.
 
 
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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
Item 1.    Legal Proceedings
 
The information in response to this item can be found in Note 10 (Legal Proceedings) to Financial Statements in this Report, which information is incorporated by reference into this item.
 
Item 1A.    Risk Factors
 
Not Applicable as a Smaller Reporting Company
 
Item 2.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
The Company has issued the following securities in the past quarter without registering the securities under the Securities Act:
 
None
 
Small Business Issuer Repurchases of Equity Securities:
 
In November of 1997, the Board of Directors of the Company authorized the repurchase of up to $2,000,000 of its outstanding common stock from time to time in the open market. The table below displays the dollar value of shares that may yet be purchased under this plan.
 
Period
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased
 
 
Average Price Per Share
 
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs
 
 
Approximate Dollar Value of Shares That May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs
 
July 2016
  - 
  - 
  - 
 $597,754 
August 2016
  - 
  - 
  - 
 $597,754 
September 2016
  - 
  - 
  - 
 $597,754 
Total
  - 
  - 
  - 
 $597,754 
 
 
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Item 3.    Defaults Upon Senior Securities
 
None
 
Item 4.    (Removed and Reserved)
 
Item 5.    Other Information
 
None
 
Item 6.    Exhibits
 
Exhibits
 
CEO Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act
CFO Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act
CEO Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
CFO Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
 
 
 
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CAPITAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
CAPITAL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
Date: November 10, 2016
By /s/ John Carlson
 
 
 
John Carlson
 
 
 
Chief Executive Officer & President
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
 
 
Date: November 10, 2016
By /s/ Elizabeth Colby
 
 
 
Elizabeth A. Colby
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
 
 
 
(Principal Financial Officer)
 
 
 
 
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