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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 March 31, 2024
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 000-54866

CRIMSON WINE GROUP, LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
13-3607383
(I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)Identification Number)
5901 Silverado Trail, Napa, California
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
94558
(Zip Code)
(800)  486-0503
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

N/A
(Former Name, Former Address and Former Fiscal Year, If Changed Since Last Report)
______________________
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

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. 
YesX  No  

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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer  
 
Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer    
Smaller reporting company  
Emerging growth company 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes   NoX 

On May 3, 2024 there were 20,830,903 outstanding shares of the registrant’s Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share.


CRIMSON WINE GROUP, LTD.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page Number
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 5.
Item 6.


PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)

CRIMSON WINE GROUP, LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share amounts and par value)
(Unaudited)
March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Assets  
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$22,615 $22,777 
Investments available for sale2,750 8,002 
Accounts receivable, net6,954 7,685 
Inventory58,154 58,094 
Other current assets2,149 2,059 
Total current assets92,622 98,617 
Property and equipment, net115,091 116,460 
Goodwill1,262 1,262 
Intangible and other non-current assets, net5,421 5,750 
Total non-current assets121,774 123,472 
Total assets$214,396 $222,089 
Liabilities  
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$6,929 $12,843 
Customer deposits958 666 
Current portion of long-term debt, net of unamortized loan fees1,129 1,129 
Total current liabilities9,016 14,638 
Long-term debt, net of current portion and unamortized loan fees16,259 16,542 
Deferred tax liability, net2,499 2,742 
Other non-current liabilities9 9 
Total non-current liabilities18,767 19,293 
Total liabilities27,783 33,931 
Contingencies (Note 12)
Stockholders’ Equity  
Common shares, par value $0.01 per share, authorized 150,000,000 shares; 20,856,864 and 21,033,578 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively
209 210 
Additional paid-in capital278,710 278,580 
Accumulated other comprehensive income87 88 
Accumulated deficit(92,393)(90,720)
Total stockholders’ equity186,613 188,158 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$214,396 $222,089 

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CRIMSON WINE GROUP, LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20242023
Net sales$15,930 $15,221 
Cost of sales8,234 8,287 
Gross profit7,696 6,934 
Operating expenses:  
Sales and marketing4,828 4,310 
General and administrative3,763 3,468 
Total operating expenses8,591 7,778 
Net loss on disposal of property and equipment211 49 
Loss from operations(1,106)(893)
Other (expense) income:  
Interest expense, net(240)(259)
Other income, net470 300 
Total other income, net230 41 
Loss before income taxes(876)(852)
Income tax benefit(243)(240)
Net loss$(633)$(612)
Basic and fully diluted weighted-average shares outstanding20,936 21,448 
Basic and fully diluted loss per share$(0.03)$(0.03)

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CRIMSON WINE GROUP, LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20242023
Net loss$(633)$(612)
Net unrealized holding (losses) gains on investments arising during the period, net of tax(1)8 
Comprehensive loss$(634)$(604)


See accompanying notes to unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CRIMSON WINE GROUP, LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20242023
Net cash flows from operating activities:  
Net loss$(633)$(612)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash from operations: 
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment1,731 1,507 
Amortization of intangible assets322 321 
Loss on write-down of inventory228 297 
Net loss on disposal of property and equipment211 49 
Benefit for deferred income taxes(243)(240)
   Stock-based compensation130 116 
Net change in operating assets and liabilities:  
Accounts receivable731 211 
Inventory(288)(48)
Other current assets(90)(502)
Other non-current assets7 13 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(6,057)(4,786)
Customer deposits294 464 
Net cash used in operating activities(3,657)(3,210)
Net cash flows from investing activities:  
Purchase of investments available for sale (14,137)
Redemptions of investments available for sale5,250 2,000 
Acquisition of property and equipment(467)(473)
Proceeds from disposals of property and equipment38 7 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities4,821 (12,603)
Net cash flows from financing activities:  
Principal payments on long-term debt(285)(285)
Repurchase of common stock(1,041)(3)
Net cash used in financing activities(1,326)(288)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(162)(16,101)
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period22,777 25,705 
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period$22,615 $9,604 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:  
Cash paid during the period for:  
Interest, net of capitalized interest$242 $260 
Non-cash investing and financing activity:  
Unrealized holding (losses) gains on investments, net of tax$(1)$8 
Acquisition of property and equipment invoiced or accrued but not yet paid$144 $557 

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CRIMSON WINE GROUP, LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
(In thousands, except share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Accumulated
AdditionalOther
Common StockPaid-InComprehensiveAccumulated
SharesAmountCapitalIncome (Loss)DeficitTotal
Three Months Ended March 31, 2024
Balance, December 31, 202321,033,578 $210 $278,580 $88 $(90,720)$188,158 
Net loss— — — — (633)(633)
Other comprehensive loss— — — (1)— (1)
Stock-based compensation— — 130 — — 130 
Repurchase of common stock(176,714)(1)— — (1,040)(1,041)
Balance, March 31, 202420,856,864 $209 $278,710 $87 $(92,393)$186,613 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2023
Balance, December 31, 202221,448,212 $214 $278,083 $(49)$(91,248)$187,000 
Net loss— — — — (612)(612)
Other comprehensive income— — — 8 — 8 
Stock-based compensation— — 116 — — 116 
Repurchase of common stock(500) — — (3)(3)
Balance, March 31, 202321,447,712 $214 $278,199 $(41)$(91,863)$186,509 

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CRIMSON WINE GROUP, LTD.
Notes to Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

1. Background and Basis of Presentation

Background

Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Crimson” or the “Company”) is a Delaware corporation that has been conducting business since 1991. Crimson is in the business of producing and selling luxury wines (i.e., wines that retail for over $16 per 750ml bottle). Crimson is headquartered in Napa, California and through its subsidiaries owns seven primary wine estates and brands: Pine Ridge Vineyards, Archery Summit, Chamisal Vineyards, Seghesio Family Vineyards, Double Canyon, Seven Hills Winery and Malene Wines.

Financial Statement Preparation

The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for interim financial information. The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements, which reflect all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring items or items discussed herein) that management believes necessary to fairly state results of interim operations, should be read in conjunction with the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (including the Significant Accounting Policies and recent accounting pronouncements under such Note) included in the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023, as filed with the SEC on Form 10-K (the “2023 Report”). Results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of annual results of operations. The unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2023 was extracted from the audited annual consolidated financial statements and does not include all disclosures required by GAAP for annual financial statements.

Significant Accounting Policies

There were no changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies during the three months ended March 31, 2024. See Note 2, “Significant Accounting Policies,” of the 2023 Report for a description of the Company’s significant accounting policies.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In November 2023, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2023-07, Segment Reporting (Topic 280): Improvements to Reportable Segment Disclosures (“ASU 2023-07”) to improve reportable segment disclosures, primarily through enhanced disclosures related to significant segment expenses regularly provided to the chief operating decision maker (“CODM”), requiring disclosure of other segment items by reportable segment and a description of its composition, extending certain current annual disclosures to interim periods, and additional information regarding the title and position of the CODM and how the CODM uses the segment reportable measure(s) to assess performance and determine resource allocation. Additionally, it requires single reportable segment public entities to apply Topic 280 in its entirety. ASU 2023-07 will be effective for the Company beginning with the fiscal year ended December 31, 2024, and for interim periods beginning in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2025, on a retrospective basis. Early adoption is permitted. Management is currently assessing the impact of ASU 2023-07 on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.


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2.Revenue

Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized once performance obligations under the terms of the Company’s contracts with its customers have been satisfied; this occurs at a point in time when control of the promised product or service is transferred to customers. Generally, the majority of the Company’s contracts with its customers have a single performance obligation and are short term in nature. Revenue is measured in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for those products or services. Revenue is recognized net of any taxes collected from customers, which are subsequently remitted to governmental authorities. The Company accounts for shipping and handling activities as costs to fulfill its promise to transfer the associated products. Accordingly, the Company records amounts billed for shipping and handling costs as a component of net sales, and classifies such costs as a component of cost of sales. The Company’s products are generally not sold with a right of return unless the product is spoiled or damaged. Historically, returns have not been material to the Company.

Wholesale Segment

The Company sells its wine to wholesale distributors under purchase orders. The Company transfers control and recognizes revenue for these orders upon shipment of the wine from the Company’s third-party warehouse facilities. Payment terms to wholesale distributors typically range from 30 to 120 days. The Company pays depletion allowances to its wholesale distributors based on their sales to their customers. The Company estimates these depletion allowances and records such estimates in the same period the related revenue is recognized, resulting in a reduction of wholesale product revenue and the establishment of a current liability. Subsequently, wholesale distributors will bill the Company for actual depletion allowances, which may be different from the Company’s estimate. Any such differences are recognized in sales when the bill is received. The Company has historically been able to estimate depletion allowances without significant differences between actual and estimated expense.

Direct to Consumer Segment

The Company sells its wine and other merchandise directly to consumers through wine club memberships, at the wineries’ tasting rooms, and through its website, third-party websites, direct phone calls, and other online sales (“Ecommerce”).

Wine club membership sales are made under contracts with customers, which specify the quantity and timing of future wine shipments. Customer credit cards are charged in advance of quarterly wine shipments in accordance with each contract. The Company transfers control and recognizes revenue for these contracts upon shipment of the wine to the customer.

Tasting room and Ecommerce wine sales are paid for at the time of sale. The Company transfers control and recognizes revenue for wine sales when the product is either received by the customer (on-site tasting room sales) or upon shipment to the customer (“Ecommerce sales”).

Other

From time to time, the Company sells grapes or bulk wine because the grapes or wine do not meet the quality standards for the Company’s products, market conditions have changed resulting in reduced demand for certain products, or because the Company may have purchased or produced more of a particular varietal than it can use. Grape and bulk sales are made under contracts with customers, which include product specification requirements, pricing, and payment terms. Payment terms under grape contracts are generally structured around the timing of the harvest of the grapes and are generally due 30 days from the time the grapes are delivered. Payment terms under bulk wine contracts are generally 30 days from the date of shipment and may include an upfront payment upon signing of the sales agreement. The Company transfers control and recognizes revenue for grape sales when product specification has been met and title to the grapes has transferred, which is generally on the date the grapes are harvested, weighed and shipped. The Company transfers control and recognizes revenue for bulk wine contracts upon shipment.

The Company provides custom winemaking services at Double Canyon, Chamisal Vineyards, and Pine Ridge Vineyard’s winemaking facilities. Custom winemaking services are made under contracts with customers, which include specific protocols, pricing, and payment terms and generally have a duration of less than one year. The customer retains title and control of the wine during the winemaking process. The Company recognizes revenue for winemaking services when contract specific performance obligations are met.

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Estates hold various public and private events for customers and their wine club members. Upfront consideration received from the sale of tickets or under private event contracts for future events is recorded as deferred revenue. The balance of payments are due on the date of the event. The Company recognizes event revenue on the date the event is held.

Other revenue also includes tasting fees and retail merchandise sales, which are paid for and received or consumed at the time of sale. The Company transfers control and recognizes revenue for tasting fees and retail merchandise sales at the time of sale.

Refer to Note 11, “Business Segment Information,” for revenue by sales channel amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023.

Contract Balances

When the Company receives payments from customers prior to transferring goods or services under the terms of a contract, the Company records deferred revenue, which it classifies as customer deposits on its unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets and represents a contract liability. Customer deposits are liquidated when revenue is recognized. Revenue that was included in the contract liability balance at the beginning of each of the 2024 and 2023 years consisted primarily of wine club revenue, grape and bulk sales, and event fees. Changes in the contract liability balance during the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 were not materially impacted by any other factors.

The outstanding contract liability balance was $1.0 million at March 31, 2024 and $0.7 million at December 31, 2023. Of the amounts included in the opening contract liability balances at the beginning of each period, approximately $0.2 million and $0.3 million were recognized as revenue during each of the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.

Accounts Receivable, Net

Accounts receivable are reported net of an allowance for credit losses. Credit is extended based upon an evaluation of the customer’s financial condition. Accounts are charged against the allowance for credit losses as they are deemed uncollectible based on a periodic review of the accounts. In estimating an allowance for credit losses that is representative of the lifetime expected credit losses on its trade receivables, the Company utilizes historical loss data adjusted for current conditions (current balance and aging categories) and reasonable and supportable estimates of future defaults based on collection attempts and communication. The Company’s accounts receivable balance is net of an allowance for credit losses of $0.2 million as of both March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023.

The following table reflects changes in the allowance for credit losses balance during each of the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 (in thousands):

20242023
Balance at January 1,$173 $187 
Write-offs charged against the allowance (14)
Balance at March 31,$173 $173 

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3.Inventory

A summary of inventory at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023 is as follows (in thousands):
March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Finished goods$28,665 $23,921 
In-process goods29,435 33,856 
Packaging and bottling supplies54 317 
Total inventory$58,154 $58,094 

The Company reduces the carrying value of inventories that are obsolete or in excess of estimated usage to estimated net realizable value. The Company’s estimates of net realizable value are based on analyses and assumptions including, but not limited to, historical usage, projected future demand, and market requirements. Reductions to the carrying value of inventories are recorded in cost of sales. If future demand and/or profitability for the Company’s products are less than previously estimated, then the carrying value of the inventories may be required to be reduced, resulting in additional expense and reduced profitability. The Company’s inventory write-downs may consist of reductions to bottled or bulk wine inventory. Crop insurance proceeds from farming losses may be recorded as offsets against previously recognized write-downs.

Inventory write-downs of $0.2 million and $0.3 million were recorded during the three-month periods ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively. The Company’s inventory balances are presented at the lower of cost or net realizable value.


4.Property and Equipment

A summary of property and equipment at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, and depreciation and amortization for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, is as follows (in thousands):

Depreciable Lives
(in years)March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Land and improvementsN/A$44,912 $44,912 
Buildings and improvements
20-40
66,122 66,083 
Winery and vineyard equipment
3-25
39,952 40,242 
Vineyards and improvements
7-25
33,870 34,812 
Caves
20-40
5,639 5,639 
Vineyards under developmentN/A3,998 3,892 
Construction in progressN/A1,298 1,053 
Total195,791 196,633 
Accumulated depreciation and amortization(80,700)(80,173)
Total property and equipment, net$115,091 $116,460 

Three Months Ended March 31,
Depreciation and amortization:20242023
Capitalized into inventory$1,258 $1,136 
Expensed to general and administrative473 371 
Total depreciation and amortization$1,731 $1,507 
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5.Financial Instruments

The Company’s material financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, investments classified as available for sale, and short-term and long-term debt. Investments classified as available for sale are the only assets or liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis.

All of the Company’s investments mature within one year or less. The par value, amortized cost, gross unrealized gains and losses, and estimated fair value of investments classified as available for sale as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023 are as follows (in thousands):
March 31, 2024Par ValueAmortized CostGross
Unrealized
Gains
Gross
Unrealized
Losses
Level 1Level 2Total Fair Value
Measurements
Certificates of Deposit2,750 2,750 1 (1) 2,750 2,750 
December 31, 2023Par ValueAmortized CostGross
Unrealized
Gains
Gross
Unrealized
Losses
Level 1Level 2Total Fair Value
Measurements
Certificates of Deposit$8,000 $8,000 $5 $(3)$ $8,002 $8,002 

The Company believes the gross unrealized losses are temporary as it does not intend to sell these securities and it is more likely than not that the Company will not be required to sell these securities before the recovery of their amortized cost basis.

As of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, the Company did not have any other assets or liabilities measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. For cash and cash equivalents and short-term debt, the carrying amounts of such financial instruments approximate their fair values. As of March 31, 2024, the Company has estimated the fair value of its outstanding debt to be approximately $13.7 million compared to its carrying value of $17.5 million, based upon discounted cash flows with Level 3 inputs, such as the terms that management believes would currently be available to the Company for similar issues of debt, taking into account the current credit risk of the Company and other factors. Level 3 inputs include market rates obtained from American AgCredit, FLCA (“American AgCredit”) as of March 31, 2024 of 7.80% and 7.71% for the 2015 Term Loan (as defined below) and 2017 Term Loan (as defined below), respectively, as further discussed in Note 8, “Debt.”

The Company does not invest in any derivatives or engage in any hedging activities.


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6.Intangible and Other Non-Current Assets

A summary of intangible and other non-current assets at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, and amortization expense for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, is as follows (in thousands):
March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Amortizable lives
(in years)
Gross carrying amountAccumulated amortizationNet book valueGross carrying amountAccumulated amortizationNet book value
Brand
15-17
$18,000 $(13,483)$4,517 $18,000 $(13,218)$4,782 
Distributor relationships
10-14
2,700 (2,465)235 2,700 (2,415)285 
Legacy permits14250 (229)21 250 (225)25 
Trademark20200 (156)44 200 (153)47 
Total$21,150 $(16,333)$4,817 $21,150 $(16,011)$5,139 
Deferred tax asset450 450 
Other non-current assets154 161 
Total intangible and other non-current assets, net$5,421 $5,750 
Three Months Ended March 31,
20242023
Total amortization expense$322 $321 

The estimated aggregate future amortization of intangible assets as of March 31, 2024 is identified below (in thousands):
Amortization
Remainder of 2024$964 
20251,168 
20261,073 
20271,073 
2028469 
Thereafter70 
Total$4,817 



7.Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities consisted of the following as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023 (in thousands):
March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Accounts payable and accrued grape liabilities$2,449 $7,524 
Accrued compensation related expenses2,341 2,965 
Sales and marketing490 575 
Acquisition of property and equipment144 210 
Accrued interest230 235 
Depletion allowance630 675 
Production and farming270 318 
Other accrued expenses375 341 
Total accounts payable and accrued liabilities $6,929 $12,843 
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8.Debt

A summary of debt at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023 is as follows (in thousands):

March 31, 2024December 31, 2023
Revolving Credit Facility (1)
$ $ 
Senior Secured Term Loan Agreement due 2040,
   with an interest rate of 5.24% (2)
10,720 10,880 
Senior Secured Term Loan Agreement due 2037,
   with an interest rate of 5.39% (3)
6,750 6,875 
Unamortized loan fees(82)(84)
Total debt17,388 17,671 
Less current portion of long-term debt1,129 1,129 
Long-term debt due after one year, net$16,259 $16,542 
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(1)    The Revolving Credit Facility, a $60.0 million revolving credit facility between the Company and American AgCredit, as agent for the lenders thereunder, is comprised of a revolving loan facility (the “Revolving Loan”) and a term revolving loan facility (the “Term Revolving Loan”), which together are secured by substantially all of Crimson’s assets. The Revolving Loan provides up to $10.0 million of availability in the aggregate for a five year term, and the Term Revolving Loan provides up to $50.0 million in the aggregate for a fifteen year term. In addition to unused line fees ranging from 0.125% to 0.225%, rates for the borrowings are priced based on a performance grid tied to certain financial ratios and the Term Secured Overnight Financing Rate. On June 15, 2023, the Company executed a renewal agreement with American AgCredit, which includes an extension of the termination date of the Revolving Loan and the Term Revolving Loan to May 31, 2028 along with updates to other terms of the credit agreement governing such loans.
(2)    Pine Ridge Winery, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crimson, is party to a senior secured term loan agreement due on October 1, 2040 (the “2015 Term Loan”). Principal and interest are payable in quarterly installments.
(3)    Double Canyon Vineyards, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crimson, is party to a senior secured term loan agreement due on July 1, 2037 (the “2017 Term Loan”). Principal and interest are payable in quarterly installments.

Debt covenants include the maintenance of specified debt and equity ratios, a specified fixed charge coverage ratio, and certain customary affirmative and negative covenants, including limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, limitations on dividends and other distributions to shareholders and restrictions on certain investments, certain mergers, consolidations and sales of assets. The Company was in compliance with all existing debt covenants as of March 31, 2024.

A summary of debt maturities as of March 31, 2024 is as follows (in thousands):
Principal due the remainder of 2024$855 
Principal due in 20251,140 
Principal due in 20261,140 
Principal due in 20271,140 
Principal due in 20281,140 
Principal due thereafter12,055 
Total$17,470 










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9.Stockholders Equity and Stock-Based Compensation
Share Repurchase

In March 2023, the Company commenced a share repurchase program (the “2023 Repurchase Program”) that provided for the repurchase of up to 2,000,000 shares of outstanding common stock. Under the 2023 Repurchase Program, any repurchased shares are constructively retired. In 2023, the Company repurchased a total of 414,634 shares of its common stock at an average purchase price of $6.25 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $2.6 million. During the three months ended March 31, 2024, the Company repurchased 176,714 shares of its common stock at an average purchase price of $5.87 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $1.0 million. The Company’s repurchase was funded through cash on hand, and the shares were retired.

Stock-Based Compensation

In February 2013, the Company adopted the 2013 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “2013 Plan”), which provides for the granting of up to 1,000,000 stock options or other common stock-based awards. In July 2022, upon the approval of the Board of Directors and the Company’s stockholders, the Company adopted the 2022 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “2022 Plan”) to supersede and replace the 2013 Plan. The 2022 Plan provides for the granting of up to 678,000 stock options or other common stock-based awards. The terms of awards that may be granted, including vesting and performance criteria, if any, will be determined by the Board of Directors.

In December 2019, under the Company’s 2013 Omnibus Incentive Plan, option grants for 89,000 shares were issued. The options vest annually over five years and expire seven years from the date of grant. In July 2021, stock option awards for 233,000 shares were issued to certain members of management. Subject to the terms of the respective option award agreements, the options vest in four equal increments in January 2022, January 2023, January 2024 and January 2025, and the options will expire seven years from the date of grant. In March 2022, stock option awards for 500,000 shares were granted to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Such options are divided into four tranches, are subject to both performance-based vesting requirements and time-based vesting requirements, and expire ten years from the date of grant. In March 2023 and March 2024, stock option awards for 500,000 and 115,000 shares, respectively, were granted to certain officers and employees of the Company. Such options are divided into five tranches, are subject to both performance-based vesting requirements and time-based vesting requirements, and expire ten years from the date of grant. The performance-based vesting requirements for the grants made from 2022 through 2024 are tied to annual or cumulative Adjusted EBITDA targets, as defined within the respective underlying option award agreements. The Company believes it will achieve the listed targets for each agreement and has recorded the related stock-based compensation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2024. The exercise price for all respective options was either the closing price or average trading price on the date of grant.

Estimates of stock-based compensation expense require a number of complex and subjective assumptions, including the selection of an option pricing model. The Company determined the grant date fair value of the awards using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing valuation model.
During the three months ended March 31, 2024, the Company granted stock options in respect of 115,000 shares. The fair value of these grants was computed based on the following assumptions:
Shares issued115,000 
Expected term
7.39 - 9.39 years
Expected dividend yield %
Risk-free interest rate4.22 %
Expected stock price volatility
28 - 30%
Stock price$5.78 
Weighted-average grant date fair value$2.61 
Grant date fair value (in thousands)$300 
As of March 31, 2024, stock options in respect of 1,273,000 shares remained outstanding. There were no stock option exercises, forfeitures, or expirations during the quarter. The stock-based compensation expense for these grants is based on the grant date fair value, which will be recorded over the respective vesting periods. $130 thousand and $116 thousand were recorded as stock-based compensation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively. Stock-based compensation expense was recorded to general and administrative expense in the unaudited interim condensed consolidated statements of operations.
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10.Income Taxes
The consolidated income tax expense or benefit for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, was determined based upon the Company’s estimated consolidated effective income tax rates calculated without discrete items for the years ending December 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively, and then adjusting for any discrete items.
The Company’s effective tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 were 27.7% and 28.2%, respectively.
The difference between the consolidated effective income tax rate and the U.S. federal statutory rate for the three months ended March 31, 2024 was primarily attributable to state income taxes and other permanent items.


11.Business Segment Information

The Company has identified two operating segments, Wholesale net sales and Direct to Consumer net sales, which are reportable segments for financial statement reporting purposes, based upon their different distribution channels, margins, and selling strategies. Wholesale net sales include all sales through a third party where prices are given at a wholesale rate, whereas Direct to Consumer net sales include retail sales in tasting rooms, remote sites and on-site events, wine club sales, direct phone sales, Ecommerce sales, and other sales made directly to the consumer without the use of an intermediary.

The two segments reflect how the Company’s operations are evaluated by senior management and the structure of its internal financial reporting. The Company evaluates performance based on the gross profit of the respective business segments. Selling expenses that can be directly attributable to the segment are allocated accordingly. However, centralized selling expenses and general and administrative expenses are not allocated between operating segments. Therefore, net income information for the respective segments is not available. Based on the nature of the Company’s business, revenue generating assets are utilized across segments. Therefore, discrete financial information related to segment assets and other balance sheet data is not available and that information continues to be aggregated.

The following tables outline the net sales, cost of sales, gross profit, directly attributable selling expenses and operating income (loss) for the Company’s reportable segments for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, and also includes a reconciliation of consolidated income (loss) from operations. Other/Non-Allocable net sales and gross profit (loss) include bulk wine and grape sales, event fees, tasting fees, and non-wine retail sales. Other/Non-Allocable expenses include centralized corporate expenses not specific to an identified reporting segment. Sales figures are net of related excise taxes.

Three Months Ended March 31,
WholesaleDirect to ConsumerOther/Non-AllocableTotal
(in thousands)20242023202420232024202320242023
Net sales$9,139 $8,320 $6,062 $5,947 $729 $954 $15,930 $15,221 
Cost of sales5,607 5,275 2,138 2,019 489 993 8,234 8,287 
Gross profit (loss)3,532 3,045 3,924 3,928 240 (39)7,696 6,934 
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing1,516 1,594 1,938 1,725 1,374 991 4,828 4,310 
General and administrative    3,763 3,468 3,763 3,468 
Total operating expenses1,516 1,594 1,938 1,725 5,137 4,459 8,591 7,778 
Net loss on disposal of property and equipment  6  205 49 211 49 
Income (loss) from operations$2,016 $1,451 $1,980 $2,203 $(5,102)$(4,547)$(1,106)$(893)








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12.Contingencies

Litigation

The Company and its subsidiaries may become parties to legal proceedings that are considered to be either ordinary, routine litigation incidental to their business or not significant to the Company’s consolidated financial position or liquidity. The Company does not believe that there is any pending litigation that could have a significant adverse impact on its consolidated financial position, liquidity or results of operations.

2017 Wildfires

In October 2017, significant wildfires impacted the Company’s operations and damaged its inventory. The Company has settled insurance claims totaling $1.3 million related to such wildfires through August 2020, and no further proceeds are anticipated. In September 2023, the Company accepted and received a settlement payout from the Fire Victim Trust (the “Fire Victim Trust”), which was formed in connection with PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (together, “PG&E”) joint plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 to, among other things, review and resolve eligible claims arising from certain wildfires. The settlement payout was in the amount of $1.9 million, which the Company recorded in other income, net. This amount represents a portion of the total amount approved by the Fire Victim Trust for lost business income over a 36-month period from October 2017 to September 2020. Although the Company is expecting additional payouts from this settlement with PG&E, the amounts and timing are not guaranteed and could vary contingent on additional funding from PG&E towards the Fire Victim Trust for all fire victims.


13.Loss Per Share

The following table reconciles the weighted-average common shares outstanding used in the calculations of the Company’s basic and diluted loss per share:
Three Months Ended March 31,
($ and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)20242023
Net loss$(633)$(612)
Common shares:
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - basic20,936 21,448 
Dilutive effect of stock options outstanding  
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - diluted20,936 21,448 
Loss per share:
Basic$(0.03)$(0.03)
Diluted$(0.03)$(0.03)
Antidilutive stock options (1)
1,273 1,322 
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(1) Amounts represent stock options that are excluded from the diluted earnings per share calculations because the options are antidilutive.






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

Statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Report”) may contain forward-looking statements. See “Cautionary Statement for Forward-Looking Information” below. The following should be read in conjunction with the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 as filed with the SEC (the “2023 Report”).

Quantities or results referred to as “current quarter” and “current three-month period” refer to the three months ended March 31, 2024.

Cautionary Statement for Forward-Looking Information

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and other parts of this Report contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements, which include results of Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. and all of its subsidiaries further collectively known as “we”, “Crimson”, “our”, “us”, or “the Company”, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial information and with the general instruction for quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, regarding the Company’s strategy, future operations, financial position, prospects, plans, opportunities, and objectives constitute “forward-looking statements.” The words “may,” “will,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “potential,” or “continue” and similar types of expressions identify such statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements include those relating to the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance, and business. These statements are based upon information that is currently available to the Company and its management’s current expectations speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation, except as required by federal securities laws, or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change or expectations with regard thereto or to reflect any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such forward-looking statements are based, in whole or in part. The Company’s actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from any results projected, forecasted, estimated, or budgeted or that may materially and adversely affect the Company’s actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in the 2023 Report. Readers should carefully review the risk factors described in the 2023 Report and in other documents that the Company files from time to time with the SEC.

Overview of Business

The Company generates revenues from sales of wine to wholesalers and direct to consumers, sales of bulk wine and grapes, custom winemaking services, special event fees, tasting fees and other non-wine retail sales such as merchandise. 

The Company’s wines are primarily sold to wholesale distributors, who then sell to retailers and restaurants. The Company sells wine (through distributors and directly) to restaurants, bars, and other hospitality locations (“On-Premise”). The Company also sells wine (through distributors and directly) to supermarkets, grocery stores, liquor stores, and other chains, third-party Ecommerce and independent stores (“Off-Premise”). As permitted under federal, state and local regulations, the Company has increased its emphasis on generating revenue from direct sales to consumers, which occur through wine clubs, at the wineries’ tasting rooms, and through the Ecommerce channel. Direct sales to consumers are more profitable for the Company as it is able to sell its products at a price closer to retail prices rather than the wholesale price sold to distributors. From time to time, the Company may sell grapes or bulk wine because the grapes or wine do not meet the quality standards for its products, market conditions have changed resulting in reduced demand for certain products, or because the Company may have produced more of a particular varietal than it can use. When these sales occur, they may result in a loss.

Cost of sales includes grape and bulk wine costs, whether purchased or produced from the Company’s controlled vineyards, crush costs, winemaking and processing costs, bottling, packaging, warehousing, and shipping and handling costs. For the Company’s produced grapes, grape costs include annual farming costs, harvest costs, and depreciation of vineyard assets. For wines that age longer than one year, winemaking and processing costs continue to be incurred and capitalized to the cost of wine, which can range from three to 36 months. Reductions to the carrying value of inventories are also included in cost of sales.

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As of March 31, 2024, wine inventory included approximately 0.7 million cases of bottled wine and bulk wine, both in various stages of the aging process. Cased wine is expected to be sold over the next 12 to 36 months and generally before the release date of the next vintage.

Seasonality

As discussed in the 2023 Report, the wine industry in general historically experiences seasonal fluctuations in revenues and net income. The Company typically has lower sales and net income during the first quarter and higher sales and net income during the fourth quarter due to seasonal holiday buying as well as wine club shipment timing. The Company anticipates similar trends in the future.

Climate Conditions and Extreme Weather Events

Winemaking and grape growing are subject to a variety of agricultural risks. Various diseases, pests, natural disasters, and certain climate conditions can materially and adversely affect the quality and quantity of grapes available to Crimson thereby materially and adversely affecting the supply of Crimson’s products and its profitability. Given the risks presented by climate conditions and extreme weather, Crimson regularly evaluates impacts of climate conditions and weather on its business and plans to disclose any material impacts on the business. Along with various insurance policies currently in place, Crimson has made investments to improve its climate resilience and strives to effectively manage grape sourcing to help mitigate the impact of climate change and unforeseen natural disasters. Crimson continues to complete upgrades to its facilities to improve water resilience and fire mitigation measures with plans to advance these initiatives through improvements of irrigation and water systems over the next several years.

Following a series of challenging harvest cycles in 2020 and 2021 due to historical wildfires and severe weather conditions, the Company has continued to make progress with its 2022 and 2023 harvests. Despite the improvements, the multi-year yields are still trending below the Company’s historical averages and may cause upward pricing pressure on the bulk wine market in addition to increased costs for grapes produced by the Company. Depending on the wine, the production cycle from harvest to bottled sales is anywhere from one to three years.

Inflation and Market Conditions

The Company expects profit margins to remain steady or increase if it is able to effectively manage cost of sales and operating expenses, subject to any volatility in the bulk wine markets, increased labor costs, increased commodity costs, including dry goods and packaging materials, and increased transportation costs. The Company continues to monitor the impact of inflation in an attempt to minimize its effects through pricing strategies and cost reductions. If, however, the Company’s operations are impacted by significant inflationary pressures, it may not be able to completely offset increased costs through price increases on its products, negotiations with suppliers, cost reductions, or production improvements.
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Results of Operations

Three Months Ended March 31, 2024 Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

Net Sales
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except percentages)20242023Increase (Decrease)% change
Wholesale$9,139 $8,320 $819 10%
Direct to Consumer6,062 5,947 115 2%
Other729 954 (225)(24)%
Total net sales$15,930 $15,221 $709 5%

Wholesale net sales increased $0.8 million, or 10%, in the current quarter as compared to the same quarter in 2023, reflecting an increase in domestic wine sales of $0.7 million and export wine sales of $0.1 million. The increase in domestic wine sales is primarily driven by improved sales mix of higher priced items, increased velocity of core items, and shipments of new products in the current quarter compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in export wine sales is primarily driven by increased shipments to Europe.

Direct to Consumer net sales increased $0.1 million, or 2%, in the current quarter as compared to the same quarter in 2023. The increase was primarily driven by sales increases in Ecommerce and Tasting Rooms as compared to the same quarter in 2023.

Other net sales, which include bulk wine and grape sales, custom winemaking services, event fees, tasting fees and non-wine retail sales, decreased $0.2 million, or 24%, in the current quarter as compared to the same quarter in 2023. The decrease was primarily driven by lower sales of excess bulk wine.
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Gross Profit
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except percentages)20242023Increase (Decrease)% change
Wholesale$3,532 $3,045 $487 16%
Wholesale gross margin percentage39 %37 %  
Direct to Consumer3,924 3,928 (4)—%
Direct to Consumer gross margin percentage65 %66 %  
Other240 (39)279 715%
Total gross profit$7,696 $6,934 $762 11%
Total gross margin percentage48 %46 %

Wholesale gross profit increased $0.5 million, or 16%, in the current quarter as compared to the same quarter in 2023 primarily driven by increased shipments and margin improvements. Wholesale gross margin percentage, which is defined as wholesale gross profit as a percentage of wholesale net sales, increased 205 basis points primarily driven by sales mix of higher priced wines as well as lower cost vintages when compared to the same quarter in 2023.

Direct to Consumer gross profit in the current quarter was comparable to the same quarter in 2023. Direct to Consumer gross margin percentage decreased 132 basis points primarily driven by channel mix of higher Ecommerce sales and lower wine club sales as compared to the same quarter of 2023.

“Other” includes a gross profit (loss) on bulk wine and grape sales, custom winemaking services, event fees, tasting fees and non-wine retail sales. Other gross profit increased $0.3 million, or 715%, in the current quarter as compared to the same quarter in 2023 and is primarily driven by lower inventory write-downs.


Operating Expenses
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except percentages)20242023Increase% change
Sales and marketing$4,828 $4,310 $518 12%
General and administrative3,763 3,468 295 9%
Total operating expenses$8,591 $7,778 $813 10%

Sales and marketing expenses increased $0.5 million, or 12%, in the current quarter as compared to the same quarter in 2023 primarily driven by timing of increased marketing spend.

General and administrative expenses increased $0.3 million, or 9%, in the current quarter as compared to the same quarter in 2023 primarily driven by higher compensation and depreciation related expenses.


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Other Income (Expense)
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except percentages)20242023Change% change
Interest expense, net$(240)$(259)$19 7%
Other income, net470 300 170 57%
Total other income, net$230 $41 $189 461%

Interest expense, net, decreased by less than $0.1 million, or 7%, in the current quarter compared to the same quarter in 2023. The decrease was primarily driven by lower interest expense on declining principal balances on the 2015 Term Loan and 2017 Term Loan (each term as defined below).

Other income, net, increased $0.2 million, or 57%, in the current quarter compared to the same quarter in 2023 primarily driven by increased investment income correlated with a higher interest rate environment in the current quarter.

Income Tax Benefit

The Company’s effective tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 were 27.7% and 28.2%, respectively.
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Liquidity and Capital Resources

General

The Company’s principal sources of liquidity are its available cash and cash equivalents, investments in available for sale securities, funds generated from operations and bank borrowings. The Company’s primary cash needs are to fund working capital requirements and capital expenditures.

The Company believes that cash flows generated from operations and its cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities balances, as well as its borrowing arrangements, will be sufficient to meet its presently anticipated cash requirements for capital expenditures, working capital, debt obligations and other commitments during the next twelve months.

Revolving Credit Facility

In March 2013, Crimson and its subsidiaries entered into a $60.0 million revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) with American AgCredit, FLCA (“American AgCredit”), as agent for the lenders. The Revolving Credit Facility is comprised of a revolving loan facility (the “Revolving Loan”) and a term revolving loan facility (the “Term Revolving Loan”), which together are secured by substantially all of Crimson’s assets. On June 15, 2023, the Company executed a fifth amendment to the Revolving Credit Facility with American AgCredit, which extended the termination date of the Revolving Loan and the Term Revolving Loan to May 31, 2028 along with updates to other terms of the Revolving Credit Facility. The Revolving Loan is for up to $10.0 million of availability in the aggregate for a five year term, and the Term Revolving Loan is for up to $50.0 million in the aggregate for a fifteen year term. In addition to unused line fees ranging from 0.125% to 0.225%, rates for the borrowings are priced based on a performance grid tied to certain financial ratios and the Term Secured Overnight Financing Rate. The Revolving Credit Facility can be used to fund acquisitions, capital projects, and other general corporate purposes. Covenants include the maintenance of specified debt and equity ratios, limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, limitations on dividends and other distributions to stockholders and restrictions on certain mergers, consolidations, and sales of assets. No amounts have been borrowed under the Revolving Credit Facility to date.

Term Loans

The Company’s term loans consist of the following:

(i) On November 10, 2015, Pine Ridge Winery, LLC (“PRW Borrower”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crimson, entered into a senior secured term loan agreement (the “2015 Term Loan”) with American AgCredit for an aggregate principal amount of $16.0 million. Amounts outstanding under the 2015 Term Loan bear a fixed interest rate of 5.24% per annum. The 2015 Term Loan will mature on October 1, 2040. The 2015 Term Loan can be used to fund acquisitions, capital projects, and other general corporate purposes. As of March 31, 2024, $10.7 million in principal was outstanding on the 2015 Term Loan, and unamortized loan fees were less than $0.1 million.

(ii) On June 29, 2017, Double Canyon Vineyards, LLC (collectively with the PRW Borrower, “Borrower”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crimson, entered into a senior secured term loan agreement (the “2017 Term Loan”) with American AgCredit for an aggregate principal amount of $10.0 million. Amounts outstanding under the 2017 Term Loan bear a fixed interest rate of 5.39% per annum. The 2017 Term Loan will mature on July 1, 2037. The 2017 Term Loan can be used to fund acquisitions, capital projects, and other general corporate purposes. As of March 31, 2024, $6.8 million in principal was outstanding on the 2017 Term Loan, and unamortized loan fees were less than $0.1 million.

Borrower’s obligations under the 2015 Term Loan and 2017 Term Loan are guaranteed by the Company. All obligations of Borrower under the 2015 Term Loan and 2017 Term Loan are collateralized by certain real property of the Company. Borrower’s covenants include the maintenance of a specified fixed charge coverage ratio and certain customary affirmative and negative covenants, including limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, limitations on distributions to stockholders, and restrictions on certain investments, the sale of assets, and merging or consolidating with other entities. The Company was in compliance with all debt covenants as of March 31, 2024.


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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

The following table summarizes the Company’s cash flow activities for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 (in thousands):
Net cash provided by (used in):20242023
Operating activities$(3,657)$(3,210)
Investing activities4,821 (12,603)
Financing activities(1,326)(288)

Cash used in operating activities

Net cash used in operating activities was $3.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024, consisting primarily of $0.6 million of net loss adjusted for $2.4 million of non-cash items and $5.4 million net cash outflow related to changes in operating assets and liabilities. Adjustments for non-cash items primarily consist of depreciation, amortization, loss on the write-down of inventory, and other offsetting items. The change in operating assets and liabilities was primarily due to a decrease in accounts payable and accrued liabilities and an increase in inventory and other current assets, partially offset by a decrease in accounts receivable and an increase in customer deposits.

Net cash used in operating activities was $3.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, consisting primarily of $0.6 million of net loss adjusted for $2.1 million of non-cash items and $4.7 million net cash outflow related to changes in operating assets and liabilities. Adjustments for non-cash items primarily consist of depreciation, amortization, loss on the write-down of inventory, and other offsetting items. The change in operating assets and liabilities was primarily due to a decrease in accounts payable and accrued liabilities and an increase in other current assets, partially offset by an increase in customer deposits and a decrease in accounts receivable.

Cash provided by (used in) investing activities

Net cash provided by investing activities was $4.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024, consisting primarily of the net redemptions of available for sale investments of $5.3 million partially offset by capital expenditures of $0.5 million.

Net cash used in investing activities was $12.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, consisting primarily of the net purchases of available for sale investments of $12.1 million and capital expenditures of $0.5 million.

Cash used in financing activities

Net cash used in financing activities was $1.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024, consisting of the repurchase of shares of the Company’s common stock at an aggregate purchase price of $1.0 million and the principal payments on the Company’s 2015 and 2017 Term Loans of $0.3 million.

Net cash used in financing activities was $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, consisting of the principal payments on the Company’s 2015 and 2017 Term Loans of $0.3 million.

Share Repurchases

In March 2023, the Company commenced a share repurchase program (the “2023 Repurchase Program”) that provided for the repurchase of up to 2,000,000 shares of outstanding common stock. Under the 2023 Repurchase Program, any repurchased shares are constructively retired. During the three months ended March 31, 2024, the Company repurchased 176,714 shares of its common stock at an average purchase price of $5.87 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $1.0 million. In 2023, the Company repurchased a total of 414,634 shares of its common stock at an average purchase price of $6.25 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $2.6 million. The Company’s repurchase was funded through cash on hand, and the shares were retired.

Off-Balance Sheet Financing Arrangements

None.

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

There have been no material changes to the critical accounting policies and estimates previously disclosed in the 2023 Report.


Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
Not required.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
The Company’s management evaluated, with the participation of the Company’s principal executive and principal financial officers, the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of March 31, 2024. Based on their evaluation, the Company’s principal executive and principal financial officers concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of March 31, 2024.

There has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during the Company’s fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2024 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

The information set forth under Note 12, “Contingencies,” to the Company’s condensed consolidated interim financial statements included in Part I, “Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)” of this Report is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

In addition to the other information set forth in this Report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in the 2023 Report, which could materially affect its business, results of operations or financial condition. The risks described in the 2023 Report are not the only risks it faces. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to the Company or that it currently deems to be immaterial also may eventually prove to materially adversely affect its business, results of operations or financial condition.

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

Share repurchase activity under the Company’s share repurchase program on a trade date basis, for the three months ended March 31, 2024 was as follows:

Fiscal PeriodTotal Number of Shares PurchasedAverage Price Paid per Share
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans1
Maximum Number of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under Publicly Announced Plans1
January 1-31, 202463,063 $5.91 477,697 1,522,303 
February 1-29, 202490,843 $5.87 568,540 1,431,460 
March 1-31, 202422,808 $5.80 591,348 1,408,652 
     Total
176,714 
1On March 16, 2023, the Company announced that the Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program pursuant to which the Company may repurchase up to an aggregate of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not applicable.

Item 5. Other Information.

Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans

During the three months ended March 31, 2024, no director or officer of the Company adopted or terminated any “Rule 10b5-1 trading arrangement” or “non-Rule 10b5-1 trading arrangement” (as such terms are defined under Item 408(a) of Regulation S-K).



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Item 6. Exhibits.
2.1
3.1
3.2
31.1*
31.2*
32.1**
32.2**
101.INS*Inline XBRL Instance Document – the XBRL Instance Document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
101.SCH*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
101.LAB*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document.
101.PRE*Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
104*
The cover page from the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, formatted in Inline XBRL.
* Filed herewith.
** Furnished herewith.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
CRIMSON WINE GROUP, LTD.
(Registrant)
Date:May 9, 2024By:/s/ Adam D. Howell
Adam D. Howell
Chief Financial Officer
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