Company Quick10K Filing
American Church Mortgage
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$0.00 2 $4
10-Q 2019-11-14 Quarter: 2019-09-30
10-Q 2019-08-14 Quarter: 2019-06-30
10-Q 2019-05-15 Quarter: 2019-03-31
10-K 2019-04-01 Annual: 2018-12-31
10-Q 2018-11-14 Quarter: 2018-09-30
10-Q 2018-08-14 Quarter: 2018-06-30
10-Q 2018-05-15 Quarter: 2018-03-31
10-K 2018-03-30 Annual: 2017-12-31
10-Q 2017-11-14 Quarter: 2017-09-30
10-Q 2017-08-14 Quarter: 2017-06-30
10-Q 2017-05-15 Quarter: 2017-03-31
10-K 2017-03-31 Annual: 2016-12-31
10-Q 2016-11-15 Quarter: 2016-09-30
10-Q 2016-08-15 Quarter: 2016-06-30
10-Q 2016-05-13 Quarter: 2016-03-31
10-K 2016-03-30 Annual: 2015-12-31
10-Q 2015-11-16 Quarter: 2015-09-30
10-Q 2015-08-14 Quarter: 2015-06-30
10-Q 2015-05-14 Quarter: 2015-03-31
10-K 2015-03-31 Annual: 2014-12-31
10-Q 2014-11-14 Quarter: 2014-09-30
10-Q 2014-08-14 Quarter: 2014-06-30
10-Q 2014-05-15 Quarter: 2014-03-31
10-K 2014-03-28 Annual: 2013-12-31
10-Q 2013-11-14 Quarter: 2013-09-30
10-Q 2013-08-15 Quarter: 2013-06-30
10-Q 2013-05-15 Quarter: 2013-03-31
10-K 2013-03-28 Annual: 2012-12-31
10-Q 2012-11-14 Quarter: 2012-09-30
10-Q 2012-08-14 Quarter: 2012-06-30
10-Q 2012-05-15 Quarter: 2012-03-31
10-K 2012-03-30 Annual: 2011-12-31
10-Q 2011-11-14 Quarter: 2011-09-30
10-Q 2011-08-12 Quarter: 2011-06-30
10-Q 2011-05-13 Quarter: 2011-03-31
10-K 2011-03-31 Annual: 2011-03-30
10-Q 2010-11-12 Quarter: 2010-09-30
10-Q 2010-08-12 Quarter: 2010-06-30
10-Q 2010-05-14 Quarter: 2010-05-13
10-K 2010-03-31 Annual: 2009-12-31
8-K 2019-07-23 Enter Agreement, Off-BS Arrangement, Exhibits
8-K 2019-07-02 Shareholder Vote, Amend Bylaw
8-K 2019-06-25 Accountant
8-K 2019-04-29 Accountant, Exhibits
8-K 2018-06-20 Shareholder Vote
8-K 2018-04-10 Enter Agreement, Off-BS Arrangement, Exhibits
ACMC 2019-09-30
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Part II
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
Item 5. Other Information.
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-31.1 exhibit311.htm
EX-31.2 exhibit312.htm
EX-32.2 exhibit321.htm
EX-32.2 exhibit322.htm

American Church Mortgage Earnings 2019-09-30

ACMC 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

Comparables ($MM TTM)
Ticker M Cap Assets Liab Rev G Profit Net Inc EBITDA EV G Margin EV/EBITDA ROA
VISM 4 0 3 0 0 -2 -2 4 -2.1 -9,417%
CRTN 4 17 17 48 14 -7 -6 2 30% -0.4 -44%
PLTM 4 4 0 0 0 -0 -0 4 -27.7 -4%
FXSG 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0% -60.3 1%
FPP 4 5 6 2 0 -3 -3 3 0% -1.3 -73%
ACMC 4 39 29 0 0 -0 2 4 1.9 -0%
IMNP 4 21 20 0 0 -15 -14 12 -0.9 -71%
ABMC 4 2 3 4 1 -1 -1 5 30% -8.9 -42%
EMPR 4 12 13 3 0 -3 -3 10 0% -3.1 -27%
GFNL 4 2 3 0 0 -4 -3 4 0% -1.1 -155%

10-Q 1 frm10q093019.htm AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY 10Q

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended 09/30/2019

or

o  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 000-25919

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Minnesota   41-1793975

State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization

  I.R.S. Employer Identification No.
     
10400 Yellow Circle Drive, Suite 102, Minnetonka, MN   55343
Address of Principal Executive Offices   Zip Code

(952) 945-9455

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 exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share N/A N/A

 

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

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 x No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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 Act).  Yes ☐ No ☒

APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS:

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Section 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court.   Yes ☐    No ☐ 

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS:

 

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

 

Class   At November 14, 2019
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share   1,677,798 shares
 
 
AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
 
INDEX

Page

No.

 
PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
   
   
Item 1.  Financial Statements:  
   
Balance Sheets.…………………………………………………………….………… F-2 - F- 3
   
Statements of Operations…….……………………………………………………… F-4 - F-5
   
Statements of Cash Flows……..…………………………………………………….. F-6 - F-7
   
Notes to Financial Statements …………………………………………………………. F-8 - F-19
   
Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial  
Condition and Results of Operations………………………………………………….. 20 – 24
   
Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk……………….. 24
   
Items 4.  Controls and Procedures…………..………………………………………… 24 - 25
   
PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION
   
Item 1.  Legal Proceedings……………………………………………………………. 26
   
Item 1A.  Risk Factors…………………………………………………………………... 26
   
Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds……………….. 26
   
Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities………………………………………..……. 26
   
Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures……………………..…………………………..…… 26
   
Item 5.  Other Information……………………………………………………………. 26
   
Item 6.  Exhibits……………………………………………….………………………. 26
   
Signatures………………………………………………….…………………..……… 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Minnetonka, Minnesota

 

Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
       
Balance Sheets
       
ASSETS September 30, 2019   December 31, 2018
  (unaudited)    
       
    Cash and cash equivalents  $              120,593    $           2,183,441
    Accounts receivable                  263,710                    251,535
    Interest receivable                  196,234                    184,869
    Investments                      2,410                        2,410
    Prepaid expenses                    23,199                        7,166
       
Mortgage Loans Receivable, net of allowance of      
    $1,644,571 and $1,672,003 and deferred origination fees of      
    $339,912 and $271,913 at September 30, 2019 and      
     December 31, 2018, respectively             22,288,168               21,663,739
       
Bond Portfolio             16,023,937               15,389,807
       
Real Estate Held for Sale                  327,925                    340,659
            Total Assets  $         39,246,176    $         40,023,626
       
       
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.

 

 F-2 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
       
Balance Sheets
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                          September 30, 2019   December 31, 2018
  (unaudited)    
Liabilities      
    Accounts payable                     20,858                    577,175
    Management fee payable                     28,508                      27,701
    Line of Credit                2,200,000                              -   
    Dividends payable                   167,780                    142,613
       
Secured Investor Certificates, Series B                9,215,000               11,742,000
Secured Investor Certificates, Series C                6,383,000                 6,541,000
Secured Investor Certificates, Series D                8,234,000                 8,317,000
Secured Investor Certificates, Series E                3,452,000                 2,786,000
       
(Less) Deferred Offering Costs, net of accumulated amortization      
    of  $929,188 and $1,059,702 at September  30, 2019 and       
    December 31, 2018, respectively                  (865,399)                   (886,411)
           Total liabilities              28,835,747               29,247,078
       
Stockholders’ Equity      
    Common stock, par value $.01 per share       
        authorized, 30,000,000 shares,      
        issued and outstanding, 1,677,798 shares at September 30, 2019 and      
        December 31, 2018, respectively                     16,778                      16,778
    Additional paid-in capital              19,113,458               19,113,458
    Accumulated deficit               (8,719,807)                (8,353,688)
            Total stockholders’ equity              10,410,429               10,776,548
       
            Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $          39,246,176    $         40,023,626
       
       
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.  

 

 F-3 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
       
Statements of Operations
       
  For the Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
  (unaudited)
       
Interest and Other Income  $            2,058,680    $            1,942,501
       
Interest Expense                1,397,537                  1,467,597
       
Net Interest Income                   661,143                     474,904
       
Provision for losses on mortgage loans receivable                     73,105                     217,728
       
Net Interest Income after Provision for Mortgage Losses                   588,038                     257,176
       
Operating Expenses      
Other than temporary impairment on bond portfolio                   150,000                                 -
  Other operating expenses                   443,431                     394,237
                    593,431                     394,237
       
Net (Loss)  $                  (5,393)    $              (137,061)
       
Basic and Diluted (Loss) Per Share  $                    (0.00)    $                    (0.08)
       
Dividends Declared Per Share  $                     0.22    $                     0.13
       
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding -      
    Basic and Diluted                1,677,798                  1,677,798
       
       
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.

 

 

 F-4 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
       
Statements of Operations
       
  For the Three Months Ended
  September 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
  3
       
Interest and Other Income  $               712,657    $               637,133
       
Interest Expense                   476,734                     498,619
       
Net Interest Income                   235,923                     138,514
       
Provision for losses on mortgage loans receivable                     24,364                       60,994
       
Net Interest Income after Provision for Mortgage Losses                   211,559                       77,520
       
Operating Expenses      
   Other than temporary impairment on bond portfolio                     50,000                                 -
Other operating expenses                   132,672                     113,322
                    182,672                     113,322
       
Net Income (Loss)  $                 28,887    $                (35,802)
       
Basic and Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share  $                     0.02    $                    (0.02)
       
Dividends Declared Per Share  $                     0.10    $                     0.04
       
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding -      
    Basic and Diluted                1,677,798                  1,677,798
       
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.

 

 F-5 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
       
Statements of Cash Flows
       
  For the Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
  (unaudited)
Cash Flows from Operating Activities      
    Net (loss)  $                  (5,393)    $              (137,061)
    Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) to net cash      
        from operating activities:      
        Net loss on sales and impairment on real estate held for sale                     12,734                                 -
        Provision for losses on mortgage loans receivable                     73,105                     217,728
        Other than temporary impairment on bond portfolio                   150,000                                 -
        Amortization of loan origination discounts                     68,000                                 -
        Amortization of deferred offering costs                     82,600                       83,188
        Change in assets and liabilities      
            Accounts receivable                    (12,175)                        (7,885)
            Interest receivable                    (11,365)                        (7,853)
            Prepaid expenses                    (16,033)                      (12,523)
            Accounts payable                  (556,317)                       62,046
            Management fee payable                          807                        (1,083)
            Net cash (used for) provided by operating activities                  (214,037)                     196,557
       
Cash Flows from Investing Activities      
    Investment in mortgage loans               (4,243,713)                                 -
    Collections of mortgage loans                3,578,716                  1,599,309
    Proceeds from the sale of real estate held for sale                  (100,537)                                 -
    Investment in bonds                  (895,000)                 (1,238,052)
    Proceeds from bonds                   110,870                     102,000
            Net cash (used for) provided by investing activities               (1,549,664)                     463,257
       
Cash Flows from Financing Activities      
    Proceeds from secured investor certificates                   666,000                  2,320,000
    Payments on secured investor certificate maturities               (2,768,000)                    (423,000)
    Payments for deferred costs                    (61,587)                    (115,737)
    Net change in short term borrowings                2,200,000                                 -
    Dividends paid                  (335,560)                    (268,448)
            Net cash (used for) provided by financing activities                  (299,147)                  1,512,815
       
Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents               (2,062,848)                  2,172,629
       
Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of Period                2,183,441                     502,490
       
Cash and Cash Equivalents - End of Period  $               120,593    $            2,675,119
       
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.

 

 F-6 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
       
Statements of Cash Flows - Continued
       
  For the Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
  (unaudited)
Supplemental Cash Flow Information      
       
    Dividends payable  $               167,780    $                     67,112
       
    Interest paid  $            1,397,537    $                1,467,597
       
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.    

 

 

 

 F-7 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited financial statements of American Church Mortgage Company, (the “Company”) were prepared in accordance with instructions for Form 10-Q and Regulation S-X and do not include information or footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial condition, results of operations, changes in equity and cash flows in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the financial statements have been included. The results of operations for the nine month period ended September 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results which may be expected for the entire year. These statements should be read in conjunction with the Financial Statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as part of American Church Mortgage Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Nature of Business

 

American Church Mortgage Company, a Minnesota corporation, was incorporated on May 27, 1994. The Company is engaged primarily in the business of making mortgage loans to churches and other nonprofit religious organizations throughout the United States, on terms established for individual organizations.

 

Accounting Estimates

 

Management uses estimates and assumptions in preparing these financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Those estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, and the reported revenues and expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The most sensitive estimates relate to the realizability of the mortgage loans receivable, the valuation of the bond portfolio and the valuation of real estate held for sale. It is at least reasonably possible that these estimates could change in the near term and that the effect of the change, if any, may be material to the financial statements.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

The Company's loans have been granted to churches and other non-profit religious organizations. The ability of the Company’s debtors to honor their contracts is dependent on member contributions and the involvement in the church or organization of its senior pastor.

 

 F-8 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid debt instruments purchased with maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

 

The Company maintains accounts primarily at two financial institutions. At times throughout the year, the Company’s cash and equivalents balances may exceed amounts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Cash in money market funds is not federally insured. The Company had $1,483 and $974,346 in a money market fund account at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts.

 

Bond Portfolio

 

The Company accounts for the bond portfolio under the Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 320, Investments-Debt and Equity Securities. The Company classifies the bond portfolio as “available-for sale” and measures the portfolio at fair value. While the bonds are generally held until contractual maturity, the Company classifies them as available for sale as the bonds may be used to repay secured investor certificates or provide additional liquidity or working capital in the short term.

 

Allowance for Loan Losses on Mortgage Loans Receivable

 

The Company records mortgage loans receivable at estimated net realizable value, which is the unpaid principal balances of the mortgage loans receivable, less the allowance for loan losses on mortgage loans receivable and less deferred loan origination fees. The Company’s loan policy provides an allowance for estimated uncollectible loans based on an evaluation of the current status of the loan portfolio with application of reserve percentages to specific loans based on payment status. This policy reserves for principal amounts outstanding on a specific loan if cumulative interruptions occur in the normal payment schedule of the loan, therefore, the Company recognizes a provision for losses and an allowance for the outstanding principal amount of the loan in the Company’s portfolio if the amount is in doubt of collection. Additionally, no interest income is recognized on impaired loans that are declared to be in default and are in the foreclosure process. At September 30, 2019, the Company reserved $1,644,571 for sixteen mortgage loans. Ten of these loans are three or more mortgage payments in arrears of which three are declared to be in default and one is in the foreclosure process. The total principal amount of these sixteen loans totaled approximately $6,764 ,000 at September 30, 2019. At December 31, 2018, the Company reserved $1,672,003 for seventeen mortgage loans. Eleven of these loans are three or more mortgage payments in arrears of which three are declared to be in default and two are in the foreclosure process. The total principal amount of these seventeen loans totaled approximately $6,893 ,000 at December 31, 2018.

 

 F-9 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

 

 A summary of transactions in the allowance for mortgage loans for the period ended September 30, 2019 is as follows:

 

Balance at December 31, 2018  $1,672,003 
Provision for additional losses   73,105 
Proceeds from sale of property held for sale   (100,537)
Balance at September 30, 2019  $1,644,571 

 

The total impaired loans, which are loans that are in the foreclosure process or are declared to be in default, were approximately $1,358,000 and $1,498,000 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, which the Company believes are adequately secured by the underlying collateral and the allowance for mortgage loans. Approximately $771,000 of the Company’s allowance for mortgage loans was allocated to these loans at September 30, 2019. Approximately $833,000 of the Company’s allowance for mortgage loans was allocated to impaired loans at December 31, 2018.

 

The Company will declare a loan to be in default and will place the loan on non-accrual status when the following thresholds have been met: (i) the borrower has missed three consecutive mortgage payments; (ii) the borrower has not communicated to the Company any legitimate reason for delinquency in its payments to the Company and has not arranged for the re-continuance of payments; (iii) lines of communication to the borrower have broken down such that any reasonable prospect of rehabilitating the loan and return of regular payments is gone.

 

The Company’s policies on payments received and interest accrued on non-accrual loans are as follows: (i) The Company will accept payments on loans that are currently on non-accrual status when a borrower has communicated to us that they intend to meet their mortgage obligations. The accrual of interest on a loan is discontinued when the loan becomes 90 days delinquent or whenever management believes the borrower will be unable to make payments as they become due. When loans are placed on nonaccrual status or charged off, all unpaid accrued interest is reversed against interest income. The interest on these loans is subsequently accounted for on the cash basis or using the cost-recovery method until qualifying for return to accrual. Loans are returned to accrual status when all the principal and interest amounts contractually due are brought current and future payments are reasonably assured. No interest income was recognized on non-accrual loans as of September 30, 2019.

 

When a loan is declared in default according to the Company’s policy or deemed to be doubtful of collection, the loan committee of the Advisor to the Company will direct the staff to charge-off the uncollectable receivables.

 

Loans totaling approximately $2,878,000 and $2,853,000 exceeded 90 days past due but continued to accrue interest as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The Company believes that continued interest accruals are appropriate because the loans are well secured, not deemed to be in technical default and the Company is actively pursuing collection of past due payments.

 

 F-10 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

Real Estate Held for Sale

 

The Company records real estate held for sale at the estimated fair value, which is net of the expected expenses related to the sale of the real estate.  The fair value of our real estate held for sale, which represents the carrying value, totaled $327,925 and $340,659 as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

 

Carrying Value of Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company tests long-lived assets or asset groups for recoverability when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. Circumstances which could trigger a review include, but are not limited to: significant decreases in the market price of the asset; significant adverse changes in the business climate or legal factors; accumulation of costs significantly in excess of the amount originally expected for the acquisition or construction of the asset; current period cash flow or operating losses combined with a history of losses or a forecast of continuing losses associated with the use of the asset; and current expectation that the asset will more likely than not be sold or disposed of significantly before the end of the estimated useful life.

 

Recoverability is assessed based on the carrying amount of the asset compared to the sum of the undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use and the eventual disposal of the asset, as well as specific appraisal in certain instances. An impairment loss is recognized when the carrying amount is deemed not recoverable and exceeds fair value as determined through various valuation techniques including, but not limited to, discounted cash flow models, quoted market values, and third party independent appraisals.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

Interest income on mortgage loans receivable and the bond portfolio is recognized as earned per the terms of the specific asset. Other income included with interest represents cash received for loan origination fees, which are recognized over the life of the loan as an adjustment to the yield on the loan.

 

Gain Losses on Real Estate Held For Sale

 

The Company records a gain or loss from real estate held for sale when control of the property transfers to the buyer, which generally occurs at the time of an executed deed. When the Company finances real estate held for sale to the buyer, the Company assesses whether the buyer is committed to perform their obligations under the contract and whether collectability of the transaction price is probable. Once these criteria are met, real estate held for sale is derecognized and the gain or loss on sale is recorded upon the transfer of control of the property to the buyer. In determining the gain or loss on the sale, the Company adjusts the transaction prices and related gain (loss) on sale if a significant financing component is present.

 

 F-11 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

Deferred Financing Costs

 

The Company defers the costs related to obtaining financing. These costs are amortized over the life of the financing using the straight line method, which approximates the effective interest method.

 

Income (Loss) Per Common Share

 

No adjustments were made to income (loss) for the purpose of calculating earnings per share, as there were no potential dilutive shares outstanding.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In 2016 the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, “Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments.” ASU 2016-13 is intended to provide financial statement users with more decision-useful information about the expected credit losses on financial instruments and other commitments to extend credit. For public entities, ASU 2016-13 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company has not yet fully evaluated the potential effects of adopting ASU 2016-13 on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements – Adopted

 

In the first quarter of 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606).  Under the ASU, revenue is recognized when a customer obtains control of promised services in an amount that reflects the consideration the entity expects to receive in exchange for those services. In addition, the standard requires disclosure of the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers.  The Company applied the five-step method outlined in the ASU to all revenue streams scoped-in by the ASU and elected the modified retrospective implementation method. Substantially all of the Company’s interest income and certain non-interest income were not impacted by the adoption of this ASU because either the revenue from those contracts with customers is covered by other guidance in U.S. GAAP or the revenue recognition outcomes were similar to our current revenue recognition practices. We reviewed non-interest sources of income and related contracts to document the impact of the new standard on our service offerings that are in the scope of the ASU including gains (losses) on sale of real estate held for sale. Upon our analysis we concluded that the adoption of the ASC 606 did not change the timing and pattern of revenue recognition related to scoped in non-interest income source and only required additional disclosures. In addition, we reviewed, and where necessary, enhanced our business processes, systems and controls to support recognition and disclosures under the new standard. The additional disclosures required by the ASU have been included above.

 

 

 F-12 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

Subsequent Events

 

The Company has evaluated events and transactions through the date the financial statements were available to be issued. No material events or transactions occurred in the time period referenced above requiring adjustment to or disclosure in the September 30, 2019 financial statements.

 

3. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT

 

The Company measures certain financial instruments at fair value in our balance sheets. The fair value of these instruments is based on valuations that include inputs that can be classified within one of the three levels of a hierarchy. Level 1 inputs include quoted market prices in an active market for identical assets or liabilities. Level 2 inputs are market data, other than Level 1, that are observable either directly or indirectly. Level 2 inputs include quoted market prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted market prices in an inactive market, and other observable information that can be corroborated by market data. Level 3 inputs are unobservable and corroborated by little or no market data.

 

Except for the bond portfolio, which is required by authoritative accounting guidance to be recorded at fair value in our balance sheets, the Company elected not to record any other financial assets or liabilities at fair value on a recurring basis. We recorded an aggregate other than temporary impairment for losses on our Agape bonds (Note 4), which totaled $608,000 and $458,000 for the periods ended September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

 

The following table summarizes the Company’s financial instruments that were measured at fair value on a recurring basis:

    Fair Value Measurement
September 30, 2019 Fair Value Level 3
     
Bond portfolio $16,023,937 $16,023,937

 

    Fair Value Measurement
December 31, 2018 Fair Value Level 3
     
Bond portfolio $15,389,807 $15,389,807

 

We determine the fair value of the bond portfolio shown in the table above by comparing it with similar instruments in inactive markets. The analysis reflects the contractual terms of the bonds, which are callable at par by the issuer at any time, and the anticipated cash flows of the bonds and uses observable and unobservable market-based inputs. Unobservable inputs include our internal credit rating and selection of similar bonds for valuation.

 

 F-13 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

The change in Level 3 assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis is summarized as follows:

    Bond Portfolio 
      
Balance at December 31, 2018  $15,389,807 
Additional losses on bond portfolio   (150,000)
Purchases   895,000 
Proceeds   (110,870)
Balance at September 30, 2019  $16,023,937 

 

Real estate held for sale and impaired loans are recorded at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. The fair value of real estate held for sale was based upon the listed sales price less expected selling costs, which is a Level 3 input. The resulting impairment charges were $0 and $114,787 for the periods ended September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

 

The following table summarizes the Company’s financial instruments that were measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis:

   September 30, 2019
   Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  Fair Value at September 30,
2019
Impaired Loans  $—     $—     $586,973   $586,973 
Real estate held for resale   —      —      327,925    327,925 
Totals  $—     $—     $914,898   $914,898 

 

 

   December 31, 2018
   Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  Fair Value at December 31,
2018
Impaired Loans  $—     $—     $665,267   $665,267 
Real estate held for resale   —      —      340,659    340,659 
Totals  $—     $—     $1,005,926   $1,005,926 

 

 

 F-14 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

The change in Level 3 assets measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis is summarized as follows:

      Impaired Loans    Real Estate Held for Sale 
             
 Balance at December 31, 2018   $665,267   $340,659 
 Dispositions/Proceeds    (39,730)   —   
 Impairment    (38,564)   (12,734)
 Balance at September 30, 2019   $586,973   $327,925 

 

The fair value of impaired loans referenced above was determined by obtaining independent third party appraisals and/or internally developed collateral valuations to support the Company’s estimates and judgments in determining the fair value of the underlying collateral supporting impaired loans.

 

The fair value of real estate held for resale referenced above was determined by obtaining market price valuations from independent third parties wherever such quotes were available for the other collateral owned. The Company utilized independent third party appraisal to support the Company’s estimates and judgments in determining fair value for other real estate owned.

 

4. MORTGAGE LOANS RECEIVABLE AND BOND PORTFOLIO

 

At September 30, 2019, the Company had first mortgage loans receivable totaling $24,272,651. The loans bear interest ranging from 0% to 10.25% with a weighted average of approximately 7.98% at September 30, 2019. At December 31, 2018, the Company had first mortgage loans receivable totaling $23,607,655. The loans bear interest ranging from 0% to 10.25% with a weighted average of approximately 8.15% at December 31, 2018.

 

The Company has a portfolio of secured church bonds at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, which are carried at fair value. The bonds pay either semi-annual or quarterly interest ranging from 3.75% to 9.75%. The aggregate par value of secured church bonds equaled approximately $16,631,937 at September 30, 2019 with a weighted average interest rate of 6.87% and approximately $15,847,807 at December 31, 2018 with a weighted average interest rate of 6.80%. These bonds are due at various maturity dates through February 2047. The Company has recorded an aggregate other than temporary impairment of $608,000 and $458,000 for September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively for the First Mortgage Bonds issued by Agape Assembly Baptist Church. This bond series in the aggregate constitute approximately 6.17% and 6.47% of the bond portfolio at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The Company had maturities and redemptions of bonds of approximately $111,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and $723,000 for the year ended December 31, 2018, respectively.

 

 F-15 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

 

The contractual maturity schedule for mortgage loans receivable and the bond portfolio as of September 30, 2019, is as follows:

 

  Mortgage Loans Bond Portfolio
     
October 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 $     290,077 $      66,000
2020 5,007,492 246,000
2021 683,844 270,000
2022 1,481,816 192,000
2023 842,656 295,000
Thereafter 15,966,767 15,562,937
             24,272,651  16,631,937 
Less loan loss and other than temporary impairment on bonds allowance (1,644,571)   (608,000)
Less deferred origination fees     (339,912) ___-____
            Totals $22,288,168 $16,023,937

 

The Company currently owns $529,000 First Mortgage Bonds and $497,000 Second Mortgage Bonds issued by Agape Assembly Baptist Church located in Orlando, Florida. The total principal amount of First Mortgage Bonds issued by Agape is $7,200,000, and the total principal amount of Second Mortgage Bonds issued is $715,000. Agape defaulted on its payment obligations to bondholders in September 2010. The church subsequently commenced a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization proceeding regarding the property that secures the First Mortgage Bonds in December 2010. In October 2014, the bondholders of Agape agreed to a modification in the terms of their bonds which resulted in the temporary resumption of both principal and interest payments to both the first and second mortgage bond holders. Both the First Mortgage Bonds and Second Mortgage Bonds were modified to a fully amortized fixed rate, quarterly interest payment of 6.25% with a new maturity date of September 2037 for all the issued and outstanding bonds. The Company, along with all other bondholders, has a superior lien over all other creditors. The Church subsequently defaulted on their modification agreement in 2016 and no interest payments were made to bondholders during the period ended September 30, 2019. However, the trustee made a distribution to bondholders during 2017 of $18.75 per $1,000 bond as a repayment of principal only, effectively reducing the outstanding balance of each $1,000 bond to approximately $826. The Company has an aggregate other than temporary impairment of $608,000 and $458,000 for the First and Second Mortgage Bonds at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, which effectively reduces the bonds to the fair value amount management believes will be recovered.

 

The Company restructured two mortgage loans during the year ended December 31, 2018. The first restructured loan was a $669,544 first mortgage loan located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Church was unable to meet its monthly debt obligations. The Company reduced the Church’s monthly mortgage obligation to interest only payments for a period of three years. After the initial three-year period, the Church will resume its regular monthly mortgage payments. The Church accepted the restructured loan terms. The modification had no effect on the Company’s financial statements.

 

 F-16 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

The second restructured loan was a $470,000 first mortgage loan located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Church was unable to meet its monthly debt obligations. The Company reduced the Church’s monthly mortgage obligation to interest only for a period of three years which included a reduction in their interest rate. After the initial three-year term, the rate of interest will increase for an additional three-year period. At the end of the sixth year, the Church will resume its regular monthly mortgage payments at the original rate of interest. The Church accepted the restructured loan terms. The modification had no effect on the Company’s financial statements.

 

The Company did not restructure any loans during the nine month period ended September 30, 2019. A summary of loans re-structured or modified for the nine month period ended September 30, 2019 and the year ended December 31, 2018 are shown below. All of the loans, except one, shown are currently performing under the terms of the modifications for their mortgage obligations. The one loan that is not performing under the modification agreement is a second mortgage loan with a current unpaid principal balance of approximately $45,000. This loan has been declared to be in default.

 

  September 30, 2019
           
Type of Loan Number of Loans Original Principal Balance Original Average Interest Rate Unpaid Principal Balance Modified Average Interest Rate
First Mortgage Loan 7 $4,415,544 8.014% $3,416,056 6.03%

 

  December 31, 2018
           
Type of Loan Number of Loans Original Principal Balance Original Average Interest Rate Unpaid Principal Balance Modified Average Interest Rate
First Mortgage Loan 7 $4,415,544 8.014% $3,838,819 6.03%
           

 

5. SECURED INVESTOR CERTIFICATES

 

Secured investor certificates are collateralized by certain mortgage loans receivable or secured church bonds of approximately the same value as the certificates. The weighted average interest rate on the certificates was 6.32% and 6.35% at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Holders of the secured investor certificates may renew certificates at the current rates and terms upon maturity at the Company’s discretion. Renewals upon maturity are considered neither proceeds from nor issuance of secured investor certificates. Renewals totaled approximately $296,000 and $1,671,000 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The secured investor certificates have certain financial and non-financial covenants identified in the respective series’ trust indentures.

 

 F-17 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

The estimated maturity schedule for the secured investor certificates at September 30, 2019 is as follows:

 

October 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 $  1,041,000  
2020 4,117,000  
2021 2,168,000  
2022 996,000  
2023 3,383,000  
Thereafter  15,579,000  
  $27,284,000  
Less deferred offering costs (865,399)  
           Totals $26,418,601  

 

6. TRANSACTIONS WITH AFFILIATES

 

The Company has an Advisory Agreement with Church Loan Advisors, Inc. (the “Advisor”). The Advisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company and provides office space and administrative services. The Advisor and the Company are related through common ownership and common management. For its services, the Advisor is entitled to receive a management fee equal to 1.25% annually of the Company's Average Invested Assets, plus one-half of any origination fee charged to borrowers on mortgage loans made by the Company. A majority of the independent board members approve the Advisory Agreement on an annual basis. The Company paid the Advisor management and origination fees of approximately $240,000 and $322,000 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

 

7. LINE OF CREDIT

On April 9, 2018, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with Alerus Financial, N.A., as lender (the “Lender”), and a Revolving Note (the “Note”) evidencing a $4,000,000 revolving loan (the “Revolving Loan”). The Lender agrees to make loans to the Company from time to time and after the date of the loan agreement and the Company may repay and re-borrow pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Revolving Loan as long as no borrowing causes that dollar limit to be exceeded and the Company is not otherwise in default on the Revolving Loan. The Revolving Loan is secured by a first priority security interest in substantially all of the Company’s assets other than collateral pledged to secure the Company’s secured investor certificates, both those currently issued and any potentially issued in the future. The Company borrowed against the line of credit during the nine month period ended September 30, 2019 and has and outstanding balance of $2,200,000 as of September 30, 2019. The original maturity date of the Note was April 9, 2019 and the interest rate is the prevailing London Interbank Offering Rate (LIBOR) plus 2.70% adjusted monthly. On July 22, 2019 the revolving loan was extended for an additional year to July 22, 2020.

 

 F-18 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

September 30, 2019

 

 

8. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

The Company is required to disclose the fair value information about financial instruments, where it is practicable to estimate that value. Because assumptions used in these valuation techniques are inherently subjective in nature, the estimated fair values cannot always be substantiated by comparison to independent market quotes and, in many cases, the estimated fair values could not necessarily be realized in an immediate sale or settlement of the instrument.

 

The fair value estimates presented herein are based on relevant information available to management as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Management is not aware of any factors that would significantly affect these estimated fair value amounts. As these reporting requirements exclude certain financial instruments and all non-financial instruments, the aggregate fair value amounts presented herein do not represent management’s estimate of the underlying value of the Company.

 

The estimated fair values of the Company’s financial instruments, none of which are held for trading purposes, are as follows:

 

   September 30, 2019  December 31, 2018
   Carrying  Fair  Carrying  Fair
   Amount  Value  Amount  Value
             
Cash and equivalents  $120,593   $120,593   $2,183,441   $2,183,441 
Accounts receivable   263,710    263,710    251,535    251,535 
Interest receivable   196,234    196,234    184,869    184,869 
Mortgage loans receivable   24,272,651    27,489,894    23,607,655    23,905,564 
Bond portfolio   16,023,937    16,023,937    15,389,807    15,389,807 
Secured investor certificates   26,418,601    34,788,901    29,386,000    34,099,540 

 

 

 F-19 

 

 

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

 

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

Certain statements contained in this section and elsewhere in this Form 10-Q constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, (i) trends affecting our financial condition or results of operations; (ii) our business and growth strategies; (iii) the mortgage loan industry and the financial status of religious organizations; (iv) our financing plans; and other risks detailed in the Company’s other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “may”, “plan”, “should”, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made and are not guarantees of future performance.

 

A detailed statement of risks and uncertainties is contained in our reports to the SEC, including, in particular, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and other public filings and disclosures.  Investors and shareholders are urged to read these documents carefully.

 

Plan of Operation

 

We were founded in May 1994 and commenced active business operations on April 15, 1996 after the completion of our initial public offering.

 

We currently have fifty-four first mortgage loans aggregating $24,052,974 in principal amount and three second mortgage loans totaling $219,677 in principal amount and a first mortgage bond portfolio with par values aggregating $16,631,937. Funding of additional first mortgage loans and purchase of first mortgage bonds issued by churches is expected to continue on an on-going basis as more investable assets become available through: (i) future sales of securities; (ii) prepayment and repayment at maturity of existing loans and bonds; and (iii) borrowed funds. These capital sources and interest received on loans and bonds provide general working capital to the Company.

 

Results of Operations

 

Fiscal 2019 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 Compared to Fiscal 2018 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

 

Our net (loss) for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 was $(5,393) and $(137,061), respectively, on total interest and other income of approximately $2,058,680 and $1,942,501, respectively. Interest and other income is comprised of interest from loans, interest from bonds, amortization of bond discounts and amortization of loan origination fees. As of September 30, 2019, our loans receivable have interest rates ranging from 0% to 10.25%, with an average, principal-adjusted interest rate of 7.98%. Our bond portfolio has an average current yield of 6.87% as of September 30, 2019. As of September 30, 2018, the average, principal-adjusted interest rate on our portfolio of loans was 8.22% and our portfolio of bonds had an average current yield of 6.80%. The increase in interest income was due to an increase in assets under management.

 

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Interest expense was approximately $1,398,000 and $1,468,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The decrease in interest expense was due to the decrease in interest paid on our Secured Investor Certificates outstanding resulting from a decrease in the amount of Secured Investor Certificates outstanding. Net interest margin increased from 24.45% to 32.11% resulting primarily from an increase in interest income of approximately 5.98% along with a decrease in interest expense of approximately 4.77%.

 

We follow a loan loss allowance policy on our portfolio of loans outstanding. This critical policy requires complex judgments and estimates. We record mortgage loans receivable at their estimated net realizable value, which is the unpaid principal balance less the allowance for mortgage loans. Our loan policy provides an allowance for estimated uncollectible loans based on an evaluation of the current status of the loan portfolio. This policy provides for principal amounts outstanding on a particular loan if cumulative interruptions occur in the normal payment schedule of a loan. Our policy will provide for the outstanding principal amount of a loan in our portfolio if the amount is in doubt of being collected. Additionally, no interest income is recognized on impaired loans or loans that are in the foreclosure process.

 

Typically, the accrual of interest on a loan is discontinued when the loan becomes 90 days delinquent and management believes the borrower will be unable to make payments as they become due. When loans are placed on nonaccrual status or charged off, all unpaid accrued interest is reversed against interest income. The interest on these loans is subsequently accounted for on the cash basis or using the cost-recovery method until qualifying for return to accrual. Loans are returned to accrual status when all the principal and interest amounts contractually due are brought current and future payments are reasonably assured.

 

Allowance for losses on mortgage loans receivable increased during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 as we recorded additional provisions against the mortgage loans. We recorded an additional provision for losses on loans during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 of approximately $73,000 compared to approximately $218,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. At September 30, 2019, we provided approximately $1,645,000 in loan loss reserves for sixteen mortgage loans, of which ten are three or more mortgage payments in arrears, three loans are declared to be in default and one was in the foreclosure process. At December 31, 2018, we provided approximately $1,672,000 for seventeen mortgage loans, of which eleven were three or more mortgage payments in arrears, three were declared to be in default and two were in the foreclosure process.

 

Our lending practices limit deployment of our capital to churches and other non-profit religious organizations. The total principal amount of our second mortgage loans is limited to 20% of our average invested assets. We currently have three second mortgage loans totaling approximately $220,000 in principal amount outstanding. We do not loan to any borrower who has been in operation for less than two years and the borrower must demonstrate they can service the debt outstanding for the prior three years based on historical financial statements. We do not loan money based on projections or pledge programs. The loan amount to any borrower cannot exceed 75% loan to appraised value. Typically, we do not loan over 70% loan to value except in extenuating circumstances. In addition, the borrower’s long-term debt (including the proposed loan) cannot exceed four times the borrower’s gross income for the previous twelve month period.

 

Historically, loans in our portfolio are outstanding for an average of seven years. Our borrowers are typically small independent churches with little or no borrowing history. Once a church establishes a payment history with us, they look to refinance their loan with a local bank, credit union or other financial institution which is willing to provide financing since the borrower has established a payment history and have demonstrated they can meet their mortgage debt obligations.

 

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Operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 increased to approximately $593,000 compared to $394,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. The increase was the result of an increase in other than temporary impairment on our bond portfolio.

 

Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Compared to Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter

 

The Company had a net income of approximately $29,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to a net loss of approximately $(36,000) for the three months ended September 30, 2018, on total interest and other income of approximately $713,000 and $637,000, respectively. Interest expense was approximately $477,000 and $499,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The increase in net interest income was approximately $97,000.

 

Operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2019 increased to approximately $183,000 compared to $113,000 at September 30, 2018. The increase in operating expenses was due to an increase in other than temporary impairment on our bond portfolio.

 

Mortgage Loans and Bond Portfolio

 

Two new bridge loan were funded during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 for approximately $4,236,000. A bridge loan typically has a maturity of one year or less.

 

We currently own $529,000 First Mortgage Bonds and $497,000 Second Mortgage Bonds issued by Agape Assembly Baptist Church located in Orlando, Florida. Agape defaulted on its payment obligations to bondholders in September 2010. The aggregate amount of the defaulted bonds equals $7,915,000; the total principal amount of First Mortgage Bonds issued by Agape is $7,200,000 and the total principal amount of Second Mortgage Bonds issued is $715,000. The church commenced a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization proceeding regarding the property that secures the First Mortgage Bonds in December 2010. In October 2014, the bondholders of Agape agreed to a modification in the terms of their bonds which resulted in the temporary resumption of both principal and interest payments to both the first and second mortgage bond holders. Both the First Mortgage Bonds and Second Mortgage Bonds were modified to a fully amortized fixed rate, quarterly interest payment of 6.25% with a new maturity date of September 2037 for all the issued and outstanding bonds. We, along with all other bondholders, have a superior lien over all other creditors. The Church subsequently defaulted on their modification agreement in 2016 and no interest payments were made to bondholders during the nine month period ended September 30, 2019. We recorded an aggregate other than temporary impairment of $608,000 and $458,000 for the First and Second Mortgage Bonds at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, which effectively reduces the bonds to the fair value amount management believes will be recovered.

 

Real Estate Held for Sale

 

We record real estate held for sale at the estimated fair value, which is net of the expected expenses related to the sale of the real estate. We realized an additional loss of $12,734 and $0 on our real estate held for sale for the nine month period ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

Dividends

We have elected to operate as a real estate investment trust (REIT), therefore we are required, among other things, to distribute to shareholders at least 90% of “Taxable Income” in order to maintain our REIT status. The dividends declared and paid to shareholders may include cash from origination fees even though they are not recognized as income in their entirety for the period under generally accepted accounting principles

 

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in the United States. We received $68,000 and $0  origination fees for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

We paid a dividend of $.10 for each share held of record on October 29, 2019. The dividend, which was paid October 31, 2019. The total dividend amount paid was $167,780.

 

We paid a dividend of $.04 for each share held of record on October 29, 2018. The dividend, which was paid October 31, 2018. The total dividend amount paid was $67,112.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

We generate revenue through implementation of our business plan of making mortgage loans to, and acquiring first mortgage bonds issued by, churches and other non-profit religious organizations. Our revenue is derived principally from interest income, and secondarily through the origination fees and renewal fees generated by the mortgage loans we make. We also earn income through interest on funds that are invested pending their use in funding mortgage loans and on income generated on church bonds. Our principal recurring expenses are advisory fees, legal and accounting fees and interest payments on secured investor certificates. Our liabilities as of September 30, 2019 are primarily comprised of dividends declared as of September 30, 2019 but not yet paid, our line of credit and our secured investor certificates.

 

Our current funding sources are expected to provide adequate cash for our operations for the next twelve months. Future capital needs are expected to be met by: (i) the additional sale of securities; (ii) prepayment and repayment at maturity of mortgage loans we make; (iii) bonds that mature or we sell from our bond portfolio; and (iv) funds available from our line of credit. We believe that the “rolling” effect of mortgage loans maturing and bond repayments will provide a supplemental source of capital to fund our business operations in future years. We continually review the market for other sources of capital. There can be no assurance we will be able to raise additional capital on terms acceptable for such purposes.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, total assets decreased by approximately $777,000 due to a decrease in our cash position for payment on our Secured Investor Certificates which matured on December 31, 2018. Total liabilities decreased by approximately $411,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 due to a decrease in our secured investor certificates offset by an increase on our line of credit.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, net cash (used for) provided by operating activities decreased to approximately $(214,000) from $197,000 from the comparative period ended September 30, 2018, primarily due to a decrease in our accounts payable.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, net cash (used for) provided by investing activities was approximately $(1,550,000) compared to $463,000 from the comparative nine months ended September 30, 2018, due to an increase in investments in our mortgage loans offset by a decrease in investments in our bond portfolio.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, net cash (used for) provided by financing activities increased to approximately $(299,147) from $1,513,000 for the comparative nine months ended September 30, 2018, primarily due to payments on our maturing secured investor certificates offset by an increase in our borrowing on our line of credit.

 

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Critical Accounting Estimates

 

Preparation of our financial statements requires estimates and judgments to be made that affect the amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses reported. Such decisions include the selection of the appropriate accounting principles to be applied and the assumptions on which to base accounting estimates. We evaluate these estimates based on assumptions we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances.

 

The difficulty in applying these policies arises from the assumptions, estimates and judgments that have to be made currently about matters that are inherently uncertain, such as future economic conditions, operating results and valuations as well as management intentions. As the difficulty increases, the level of precision decreases, meaning that actual results can and probably will be different from those currently estimated.

 

Management uses estimates and assumptions in preparing these financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Those estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, and the reported revenues and expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The most sensitive estimates relate to the realizability of the mortgage loans receivable and the valuation of the bond portfolio and real estate held for sale. It is at least reasonably possible that these estimates could change in the near term and that the effect of the change, if any, may be material to the financial statements.

 

We estimate the value of real estate we hold pending re-sale based on a number of factors. We look at the current condition of the property as well as current market conditions in determining a fair value, which will determine the listing price of each property. Each property is valued based on its current listing price less any anticipated selling costs, including for example, realtor commissions. Since churches are single use facilities the listing price of the property may be lower than the total amount owed to us. Attorney fees, taxes, utilities along with real estate commission fees will also reduce the amount we collect from the sale of a property we have acquired through foreclosure. The fair value of the real estate held for sale includes estimates of expenses related to the sale of the real estate.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

N/A

 

Items 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

An evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the principal executive officer and the principal accounting officer, of the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the quarter ended September 30, 2019. Based on that evaluation, the principal executive officer and the principal accounting officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Securities and Exchange Commission is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms and that information required to be disclosed in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal accounting officer, to allow timely decisions

 

 

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regarding required disclosure. We have limited number of personnel performing finance and accounting functions. Were there a larger staff, it would be possible to provide for enhanced disclosure of financial reporting matters. Management is required to apply its judgement in evaluating the cost benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Management realizes this is a material weakness.

 

Changes in Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2019, there were no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings.

 

None.

 

Item 1A.  Risk Factors.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

(a)Not Applicable

 

(b)Not Applicable

 

(c)Not Applicable

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not Applicable

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number Title of Document

   
31.1Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

31.2Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

101The following financial information from our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 14, 2019, is formatted in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): (i) the Balance Sheets at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018; (ii) Statements of Operations for the nine months and three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018; (iii) the Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018; and (iv) the Notes to Financial Statements (Unaudited).

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

 

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

 

Dated:       November 14, 2019

 

  AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
   
By:   /s/ Philip J. Myers
    Philip J. Myers
    Chief Executive Officer
   (Principal Executive Officer)
   
By:   /s/ Scott J. Marquis
   Scott J. Marquis
   Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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