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Eastern Light Capital
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10-Q 2011-11-21 Quarter: 2011-09-30
10-Q 2011-08-22 Quarter: 2011-06-30
10-Q 2011-05-23 Quarter: 2011-03-31
10-K 2011-04-15 Annual: 2010-12-31
10-Q 2010-12-07 Quarter: 2010-09-30
10-Q 2010-08-24 Quarter: 2010-06-30
10-Q 2010-05-24 Quarter: 2010-03-31
10-K 2010-04-15 Annual: 2009-12-31
ELC 2011-09-30
Part I - Item 2
Part I - Item 3
Part I - Item 4
Part II
Item 1 Legal Proceedings
Item 1A Risk Factors
Item 1B Unresolved Staff Comments
Item 2 Changes in Securities
Item 3 Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4 Submission of Matters To Vote of Security Holders
Item 5 Other Information
Item 6 Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K
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Eastern Light Capital Earnings 2011-09-30

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ELC 18 5 2 0 0 -0 -0 20 0% -144.3 -3%
OPTT 12 16 3 1 -1 -12 -12 -2 -90% 0.2 -74%
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10-Q 1 elc_10q-093011.htm FORM 10-Q elc_10q-093011.htm
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 September 30, 2011

OR
 
 o TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Commission File Number: 001-12941

EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INCORPORATED
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Delaware
94-3240473
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
100 Pine Street, Suite 560,   San Francisco, California
94111
(Address of principal executive office)
(zip code)
 
(415) 693-9500
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code)
 


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
 
Title of each class
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
 
 
Common Stock $0.01 par value
 
NYSE Amex
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
None
(Title of Class)
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) 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 has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T Section 232.405, during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post 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 or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b02 of the Exchange Act.
 
 
Large accelerated filer:   o
Accelerated filer:   o
 
Non-accelerated filer:   o
Smaller reporting company:   x

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

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


PART I  – FINANCIAL INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)
ITEM 1
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:
 
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
1
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
2
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
3
 
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
4-16
ITEM 2
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
17-19
ITEM 3
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
19
ITEM 4
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
19
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION  
ITEM 1
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
21
ITEM 1A
RISK FACTORS
21
ITEM 1B
UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
21
ITEM 2
CHANGES IN SECURITIES
21
ITEM 3
DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
21
ITEM 4
SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
21
ITEM 5
OTHER INFORMATION
21
ITEM 6
EXHIBITS AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K
21
 
SIGNATURES
22





All other items called for by the instructions to Form 10-Q have been omitted because the items are not applicable or the relevant information is not material.


 
 

 
 
EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INCORPORATED
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010 (unaudited)
 
             
   
Sept 30, 2011
   
December 31, 2010
 
ASSETS
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 258,130     $ 269,911  
Marketable securities
    151       191  
Investments
    190,000       190,000  
Prepaid expenses
    13,500       7,500  
Accounts receivable
    75,050       61,686  
Notes receivable:
               
   Mortgage notes receivable
    1,024,926       1,046,284  
   Allowance for loan losses
    (80,000 )     (20,000 )
      Net notes receivable
    944,926       1,026,284  
Real estate owned
    3,448,746       4,048,746  
Other assets
    20,548       29,128  
                 
Total assets
  $ 4,951,051     $ 5,633,446  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
                 
Liabilities
               
     Senior mortgage debt
  $ 2,112,947     $ 2,112,947  
     Other liabilities
    100,605       195,286  
Total liabilities
    2,213,552       2,308,233  
                 
Stockholders’ equity
               
   Preferred stock, $.01 par value;1,600,000 shares authorized;
               
213,820 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2010
      2,138  
   Additional paid in capital - preferred stock
    -       5,509,728  
   Less treasury stock: 16,919 preferred shares at
               
       December 31, 2010 at cost
    -       (229,179 )
                 
   Common stock, $.01 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized;
               
746,558 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2011 and
         
500,432 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2010
      5,005  
   Additional paid in capital - common stock
    14,695,921       9,415,696  
   Less treasury stock: 148,950 common shares at
               
       September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010 at cost
    (1,829,141 )     (1,829,141 )
   Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (572 )     (532 )
   Accumulated deficit
    (10,136,175 )     (9,548,502 )
                 
Total stockholders’ equity
    2,737,499       3,325,213  
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 4,951,051     $ 5,633,446  
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INCORPORATED
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010
(Unaudited)
 
 
   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30
         
September 30
       
   
2011
   
2010
   
2011
   
2010
 
REVENUES
                       
Interest income
  $ 19,208     $ 32,816     $ 55,568     $ 93,610  
Rental income
    26,850       12,500       84,800       31,950  
Other income
    301       2       1,234       5,297  
Total revenues
    46,359       45,318       141,602       130,857  
                                 
EXPENSES
                               
Senior mortgage expense
    ---       20,533       ---       86,822  
Provision for loan losses
    ---       ---       60,000       12,710  
Expenses of real estate owned
    1,509       1,513       39,676       36,844  
Impairment of real estate owned
    ---       ---       ---       257,645  
Wages and salaries
    82,596       95,122       242,615       287,766  
Non-income taxes
    14,334       ---       53,737       ---  
General and administrative
    88,957       117,947       357,061       281,797  
Total expenses
    187,396       235,115       753,089       963,584  
                                 
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS
    (141,037 )     (189,797 )     (611,487 )     (832,727 )
                                 
Gain (loss) on sale of real estate owned
    ---       (120,426 )     23,814       (93,048 )
Gain (loss) on securities transactions
    ---       ---       ---       (36,131 )
Total other income (loss), net
    ---       (120,426 )     23,814       (129,179 )
                                 
NET INCOME (LOSS)
  $ (141,037 )   $ (310,223 )   $ (587,673 )   $ (961,906 )
                                 
PREFERRED DIVIDENDS
    ---       ---       ---       ---  
                                 
NET INCOME (LOSS) AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS
  $ (141,037 )   $ (310,223 )   $ (587,673 )   $ (961,906 )
                                 
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE - BASIC
  $ (0.24 )   $ (0.88 )   $ (0.98 )   $ (2.74 )
                                 
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE - DILUTED
  $ (0.24 )   $ (0.88 )   $ (0.98 )   $ (2.74 )
                                 
DIVIDENDS PAID PER PREFERRED SHARE
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  
                                 
DIVIDENDS PAID PER COMMON SHARE
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INCORPORATED
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010
(Unaudited)
 
 
       
Nine Months Ended
 
         
Sept 30
 
   
2011
   
2010
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
           
Net loss
  $ (587,673 )   $ (961,906 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities
               
Depreciation
    -       69,280  
Realized gain on sale of REO
    (23,814 )     (84,656 )
Stock based compensation expense
    -       6,950  
Provision for loan losses
    60,000       12,710  
Change in allowance for doubtful accounts
    -       (453,974 )
Impairment of real estate owned
    -       1,032,645  
Change in operating assets and liabilities
               
Change in prepaid expenses
    (6,000 )     -  
Change in accounts receivable
    (13,364 )     253,020  
Change in other assets
    8,580       9,605  
Change in other liabilities
    (94,682 )     (141,743 )
Net cash used in operating activities
    (656,953 )     (258,069 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
               
Proceeds from sale of real estate owned
    623,814       4,011,176  
Capital improvements on REO
    -       (12,015 )
Principal collected on mortgage notes receivable
    21,358       359,461  
  Net cash provided by investing activities
    645,172       4,358,622  
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
               
Payments of senior mortgage loans payable
    -       (3,952,001 )
Purchase of treasury stock
    -       (1,443 )
  Net cash used in financing activities
    -       (3,953,444 )
                 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
    (11,781 )     147,109  
                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD
    269,911       227,944  
                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD
  $ 258,130     $ 375,053  
 
               
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
               
Cash paid for interest and senior mortgage interest expense
  $ -     $ 87,377  
Cash paid for taxes
  $ 1,600     $ 1,782  
                 
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
               
Foreclosures, net of reserves
  $ -     $ 2,381,286  
Conversion of preferred stock to common stock
  $ 5,282,687     $ -  
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited)

 
1.      Organization

References to the “Company” refer to Eastern Light Capital, Incorporated (the “Trust”) – a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) – and WrenCap Funding Corporation (“WCFC”), collectively.  The Trust was incorporated in Delaware on December 12, 1995. On July 2, 2008, the Trust – formerly known as Capital Alliance Income Trust, Ltd – was renamed Eastern Light Capital, Incorporated.

On April 15, 1997, the Trust formed a taxable REIT subsidiary, Capital Alliance Funding Corporation. On April 20, 2007, the subsidiary was renamed to WrenCap Funding Corporation. Both the Trust and WCFC are incorporated in Delaware. The Trust owns all of WCFC’s common and preferred shares and the Trust and WCFC are consolidated in the Company’s financial statements. Prior to December 29, 2006, the Company was externally advised by Capital Alliance Advisors, Inc. (“Former Manager”). On December 29, 2006, the Former Manager was terminated and the Company became self-administered and self-advised.

As of January 1, 2011, the Trust’s net Preferred Stock shares outstanding were 196,901. On February 12, 2011, both the common and preferred stockholders approved the conversion of the Series A Preferred Stock into Common Stock.  The conversion was subsequently approved by the Company’s Board of Directors filed with the Delaware Secretary of State and the NYSE Amex approved the listing of 246,126 additional common shares.  As of September 30, 2011, there were 597,608 net common shares outstanding.

In the opinion of the management of the Company, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting of normal, recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the consolidated financial information included therein. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The results of operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results to be expected for the full year.
 

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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited)
 

2.
Basis of presentation and summary of significant accounting policies

Principles of consolidation. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Trust and its wholly owned subsidiary, WCFC. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Basis of accounting.  The Company prepares its condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Use of estimates.  The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, at the dates of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The most significant estimates are the allowance for loan losses and the valuation of real estate owned.

Cash and cash equivalents.  Cash and cash equivalents include cash and highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less when purchased.  The Company deposits cash in financial institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  At times, the Company’s account balances may exceed the insured limits. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.
 
Marketable securities. Marketablesecurities are classified as either trading or available-for-sale. Trading securities represent investments in exchange listed securities that are bought and held principally for the purpose of selling them in the near term.  Available-for-sale securities represent investments in exchange listed securities which the Trust intends to hold for an indefinite period of time.

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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
2.      Basis of presentation and summary of significant accounting policies (continued)
 
Investments.  The Company purchased an investment in a privately held corporation during 2010.  The investment amounted to $190,000 at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010. The investment is accounted for under the cost method as the Company has no significant influence over the corporation.

Allowance for doubtful accounts.  Management reviews its accounts receivable periodically and the Company establishes an allowance for receivables that may not be collectible. Management exercises judgment in establishing the allowance and the Company’s actual losses may differ from the estimate.

Fair Value Measurements

The Company determines the fair values of its assets and liabilities based on the fair value hierarchy established in ASC Topic 820.  The standard describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value (Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3). Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date.  An active market is a market in which transactions occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.  Level 2 inputs are quoted prices in inactive markets or inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.  Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.  Unobservable inputs reflect the Company’s own assumptions about the assumptions market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability (including assumptions about risk).  Unobservable inputs are developed based on the best information available in the circumstances and may include the Company’s own data

Mortgage notes receivable.   Mortgage notes receivable are carried at their origination value less any amortized principal. Management regularly reviews the asset securing the mortgage as well as the borrower’s payment history and ability to repay the mortgage. If the probable ultimate recovery of the carrying amount of a loan, with due consideration for the fair value of collateral, is less than amounts due according to the contractual terms of the loan agreement and the shortfall in the amounts due are not insignificant, the carrying amount of the investment shall be reduced to the present value of estimated future cash flows discounted at the loan's effective interest rate.  If a loan is collateral dependent, it is valued at the estimated fair value of the related collateral.

If events and or changes in circumstances cause management to have serious doubts about the further collectability of the contractual payments, a loan may be categorized as impaired and interest is no longer accrued.  Any subsequent payments on impaired loans are applied to reduce the outstanding loan balances including previously accrued interest and advances.  

Real estate owned. Real estate owned results from foreclosure of mortgage notes receivable and at time of foreclosure is recorded at the lower of carrying amount plus any senior indebtedness or fair value of the property minus estimated costs to sell. Management may elect to lease foreclosed real estate owned in lieu of immediately marketing it for sale. Subsequent to foreclosure, the foreclosed asset value is periodically reviewed and adjusted to fair value if a decline has occurred. Income and expenses related to real estate owned are recorded as rental income, interest expense and operating expenses of real estate owned and are included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. Depreciation is taken on the leased real estate owned.

Revenue recognition.  Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with the terms of the loans.  Management reviews the likelihood that a loan will be repaid when the payment of principal or interest is delinquent over two payments.  For these delinquent loans, management may establish an allowance for loan losses to protect against principal losses in the loan portfolio and an allowance for doubtful accounts to protect against losses from accrued interest. If the mortgage’s collateral is considered insufficient to satisfy the outstanding balance, after estimated foreclosure and selling costs, additional interest is not accrued.  Loan origination income and extension fees are deferred and recognized over the remaining life of the loan as interest income on the interest method. Rental income is recognized as it is earned.
 
 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited)
 

2.      Basis of presentation and summary of significant accounting policies (continued)

Allowance for loan loss.  Management reviews its loan portfolio regularly and the Company maintains an allowance for losses on mortgage notes receivable at an amount that management believes is sufficient to protect against potential losses inherent in the loan portfolio.  A provision for loan losses is based on management’s evaluation of an amount that is adequate to absorb losses inherent in the existing loan portfolio.  The evaluation, which includes a review of all loans on which full collection may not be reasonably assumed, considers among other matters, general economic conditions, the fair value of underlying collateral, past loan loss experience, borrower economic resources, trends in loan delinquency and other factors that warrant recognition in providing for an adequate loan loss allowance. The Company’s actual losses may differ from the estimate.   Notes receivable deemed uncollectible are written off.  The Company does not accrue interest income on impaired loans.

Concentration of credit risk. The Company holds numerous mortgage notes receivable.  These notes are secured by deeds of trust on residential properties located primarily in California, which results in a concentration of credit risk. The value of the loan portfolio may be affected by changes in the economy or other conditions of the geographical area. As of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, one loan representing approximately 12% of the loan portfolio is a deed of trust on a residential property not in California.

Stock-based compensation.    The Company measures the cost of a recipient’s services received in exchange for an award of an equity instrument based on the award's fair value on the grant date and recognizes the cost over the period during which the recipient is required to provide service in exchange for the award, generally the vesting period.

Earnings (Loss) Per Share. In accordance with ASC No. 260 “Earnings Per Share,” the Company presents both basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share. Basic earnings (loss) per share excludes dilution and is computed by dividing net income (loss) available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock, where such exercise or conversion would result in a lower (higher) earnings (loss) per share amount. At September 30, 2011, options to purchase shares of common stock below their fair market value trading price are not considered in the diluted earnings per share calculation due to their anti-dilution effect.

Income Taxes.  The Trust has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"). A REIT is generally not subject to federal income tax on taxable income which is distributed to its stockholders, provided that at least 90% of taxable income is distributed and provided that certain other requirements are met. Certain assets of the Company that produce non-qualifying income are held in taxable REIT subsidiaries. Unlike other subsidiaries of a REIT, the income of a taxable REIT subsidiary is subject to federal and state income taxes. Even as a REIT, the Company may be subject to certain state and local taxes on its income and property, and to federal income and excise taxes on its undistributable taxable income.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, the Company expensed $1,600 and $1,782, respectively, for payment of such taxes. Since 2005, the Company incurred taxable losses, also known as Net Operating Losses (“NOL”).  NOL’s may allow the Company to retain future taxable income equal to the cumulative amount of its NOL balance.  The Internal Revenue Service waives mandatory dividend payments until prior year’s allowable NOLs are recovered.

The Company has evaluated its current tax positions and has concluded that as of September 30, 2011, the Company does not have any significant uncertain tax positions for which a liability would be necessary.
 
 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited)
 
 
 
2.     Basis of presentation and summary of significant accounting policies (continued)

Recent accounting pronouncements.
On April 5, 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-12, A Creditor’s Determination of Whether Restructuring is a Troubled Debt Restructuring, providing guidance to lenders for evaluating whether a modification or restructuring of a loan is considered a Troubled Debt Restructuring (TDR). ASU 2011-12 provides expanded guidance on whether: 1) the lender has granted a “concession” and 2) whether the borrower is experiencing “financial difficulties.” The ASU is effective for the first interim or annual period beginning after June 15, 2011 (i.e. the third quarter of 2011) and is required to be applied retroactively for all modifications and restructuring activities in 2011. This ASU ends the FASB’s deferral of the additional disclosures about TDR activities required by ASU 2010-20.

3.
Marketable securities

Available-for-sale securities are reported at fair value with unrealized gains and losses excluded from earnings and reported in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the loss in accumulated other comprehensive loss is $40. Trading securities are reported at fair value with realized and unrealized gains and losses reported in the statements of operations.  Available-for-sale securities consist of exchange traded REIT securities whereas trading securities consist of exchange traded non-REIT securities. Both accounts utilize exchange listed derivative securities to enhance performance and to hedge against risk. The trading account also shorts exchange listed securities, including derivative securities.

As of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the trading securities accounts balance were $0, and the available for sale securities account balance was $151 and $191, respectively. Realized gains and losses on sales of both trading and available-for-sale securities are determined on an average cost basis and are reported in the statements of operations.

The accounts may utilize margin borrowings and are separately maintained. The equity balance in the account is sufficient to offset the risk from a potential margin call. As of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, both the trading securities account and the available-for-sale securities account had no borrowings.

4.     Accounts receivable

Accounts receivable consists of accrued interest on mortgage notes receivable, other amounts due from borrowers and a receivable from a custodial account. As of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, accounts receivable were $75,050 and $61,686, respectively. As of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, Management believes that an allowance for doubtful accounts of $0 is adequate protection against the collectability of the receivables as well as the costs associated with possible legal action.

5.
Mortgage notes receivable

Reconciliation of the mortgage notes receivable balances for the periods ended September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010 follows:

   
Nine months
Sept. 30, 2011
   
Twelve months
 Dec. 31, 2010
 
Balance, beginning of period
  $ 1,046,284     $ 2,690,737  
Additions during period:
               
   Originations
    ---       ---  
Deductions during period:
               
   Collections of principal
    (21,358 )     (35,925 )
   Repayments
    ---       (332,084 )
   Write-offs of uncollectible loans
    ---       ---  
   Foreclosures
    ---       (1,276,444 )
Balance, as reported in Balance Sheet
  $ 1,024,926     $ 1,046,284  

 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited)
 

 
5.
Mortgage notes receivable (continued)

The mortgage notes receivable represent home equity loans secured by deeds of trust on one-to-four unit residential real estate. The Company is subject to the risks inherent in lending including the risk of borrower default and bankruptcy. Mortgage notes receivable are generally stated at the principal outstanding.  Interest on the mortgages is due monthly and unamortized principal is usually due as a balloon payment at loan maturity. For the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and during 2010, no mortgage notes receivable were modified.


As of September 30, 2011, the mortgage notes receivable portfolio totaled $1,024,926 with an average loan size of $128,116, an average weighted yield of 9.32%, a weighted average adjusted maturity of 19 months and a weighted average combined loan-to-value ratio of 61% (based upon the collateral’s appraisal value at funding).  First deeds of trust comprised 81% of the portfolio’s dollar value and second deeds of trust comprised 19%. As of December 31, 2010, the mortgage notes receivable portfolio totaled $1,046,284 with an average loan size of $130,786, an average weighted yield of 8.04%, a weighted average adjusted maturity of 23 months and a weighted average combined loan-to-value ratio of 61% (based upon the collateral’s appraisal value at funding).  First deeds of trust comprised 81% of the portfolio’s dollar value and second deeds of trust comprised 19%. The mortgage loans are concentrated in California.

Geographical Distribution:

The following table sets forth the geographical distribution of the Trust’s mortgage loan portfolio as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:
 
   
Sept. 30, 2011
   
Dec. 31, 2010
 
State
 
Number of loans
   
$-% of Portfolio
   
Number of loans
   
$-% of Portfolio
 
CA
    7       88 %     7       88 %
Other
    1       12 %     1       12 %
Totals:
    8       100 %     8       100 %




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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited

 

5.
Mortgage notes receivable (continued)
 
The following table sets forth loan credit quality information as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

 
Sept. 30, 2011
 
Dec. 31, 2010
 
Loans
Principal
Percent
 
Loans
Principal
Percent
First trust deeds
5
 $   827,258
81%
 
5
 $   848,513
81%
Second trust deeds
3
197,668
19%
 
3
197,771
19%
Third trust deeds
0
---
0%
 
0
---
0%
Total secured loans
8
1,024,926
100%
 
8
1,046,284
100%
Liens due other lenders at loan closing
 
702,029
     
702,029
 
Total debt
 
 $1,726,955
     
 $1,748,313
 
Appraised property value at loan closing
 
 $3,456,900
     
 $3,456,900
 
Percent of total debt to appraised values (LTV) at loan closing (1)
 
49.96%
     
50.58%
 

(1)
Based on appraised values and liens due other lenders at loan closing.  The loan to value computation does not take into account subsequent increases or decreases in security property values following the loan closing nor does it include decreases or increases of the amount owing on senior liens to other lenders by payments or interest accruals, if any. Property values likely have changed, particularly over the last three years, and the portfolio’s current loan to value ratio likely is higher than this historical ratio.


The following table sets forth mortgage notes receivable information summarized by property type as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

   
Sept. 30, 2011
   
Dec. 31, 2010
 
   
Loans
 
Principal
 
Percent
   
Loans
 
Principal
 
Percent
 
Single family
 
8
   
$1,024,926
 
100%
   
8
   
$1,046,284
 
100%
 
Multi-family
 
0
   
    ---
 
0%
   
0
   
  ---
 
0%
 
Commercial
 
0
   
    ---
 
0%
   
0
   
  ---
 
0%
 
Land
 
0
   
    ---
 
0%
   
0
   
  ---
 
0%
 
Total secured loans
 
8
   
$1,024,926
 
100%
   
8
   
$1,046,284
 
100%
 

Single family properties include owner-occupied and non-owner occupied single family homes (1-4 unit residential buildings), condominium units, and townhouses. The current concentration of the Company’s loan portfolio is single family detached homes. No condominium or town house loans were outstanding as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010.


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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited

 


5.
Mortgage notes receivable (continued)

The following table sets forth scheduled loan maturity information summarized by year as of September 30, 2011:

   
Loans
 
Principal
 
Percent
 
2011
 
0
   
  $      ---
 
0%
 
2012
 
2
   
    316,730
 
31%
 
2013
 
0
   
       ---
 
0%
 
2014
 
0
   
       ---
 
0%
 
2015
 
0
   
       ---
 
0%
 
Thereafter
 
2
   
   334,707
 
33%
 
Total future maturities
 
4
   
  651,437
 
64%
 
Matured at September 30, 2011
 
4
   
  373,489
 
36%
 
Total secured loans
 
8
   
 $1,024,926
 
100%
 

It is the Company’s experience that loans may be repaid or refinanced before, at or after the contractual maturity date. For matured loans, the Company may continue to accept payments while pursuing collection of amounts owed from borrowers. Therefore, the above tabulation for scheduled maturities is not a forecast of future cash receipts.

 
 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited

 
 

 
5.  Mortgage notes receivable (continued)

The following is a summary of the Trust’s mortgage notes receivable balance at September 30, 2011:

Principal outstanding
Interest rate
Final
maturity date
Monthly  
payment
Lien Priority
Face amount of mortgage(s)
Carrying amount of mortgage(s)
Amount of delinquent principal
(Note A)
               
Individual loans greater than $499,999:
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
Loans from $400,000-$499,999
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
Loans from $300,000-$399,999
6.25 %
0 months
$2,000
1st
359,000
322,484
---
Loans from $200,000-$299,999
6.375% to 8%
4 to 280 months
$5,500
1st
632,243
479,270
---
Loans from $100,000- 199,999
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
Loans up to $99,999
7.00% to 12.125%
0 to109 months
$2,713
1st & 2nd
       407,377
       223,172
       89,312
Total Mortgage Notes Receivable at September 30, 2011
 
$ 1,398,620
$1,024,926
$ 89,312

(A) Delinquent loans are loans where the monthly interest payments in arrears are more than 60 days overdue.  As of September 30, 2011, there were two (2) loans totaling $89,312 of principal that were delinquent. Interest income of $1,349 has been accrued on one of the delinquent loans.

 
 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited

 
 

 
5.   Mortgage notes receivable (continued)

The following is a summary of the Trust’s mortgage notes receivable balance at December 31, 2010:

Principal outstanding
Interest rate
Final
maturity date
Monthly 
 payment
Lien Priority
Face amount of mortgage(s)
Carrying amount of mortgage(s)
Amount of delinquent principal
(Note A)
               
Individual loans greater than $499,999:
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
Loans from $400,000-$499,999
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
Loans from $300,000-$399,999
6.25 %
1 month
$2,000
1st
359,000
325,294
---
Loans from $200,000-$299,999
6.375% to 8%
13 to 289 months
$5,435
1st
632,243
499,901
---
Loans from $100,000- 199,999
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
Loans up to $99,999
7.00% to 12.125%
0 to118 months
$2,713
1st & 2nd
       407,377
       221,089
       23,318
Total Mortgage Notes Receivable at December 31, 2010
 
$ 1,398,620
$1,046,284
$ 23,318

(A) Delinquent loans are loans where the monthly interest payments in arrears are more than 60 days overdue.  As of December 31, 2010, there were two (2) loans totaling $23,318 of principal that were delinquent. Interest has not been accrued on these delinquent loans.



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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited

 

6. 
Allowance for loan losses

The allowance for loan losses is primarily based on the fair value of the related collateral since all loans subject to this estimate are collateral dependent.  Management believes an $80,000 loan loss reserve is adequate protection against potential losses inherent in the mortgage notes receivable balances as of September 30, 2011 and $20,000 as of December 31, 2010. Actual losses may differ from the estimate.

A reconciliation of the allowance for loan losses for the periods ended September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010 follows:
 
   
Nine months 
Sept. 30, 2011
   
Twelve months
Dec. 31, 2010
 
Provision for loan losses
  $ 60,000     $ 12,709  
Write-offs of uncollectible loans (net)
    ---       (302,709 )
Total adjustments to allowance
    60,000       (290,000 )
Balance, beginning of period
    20,000       310,000  
Balance, end of period
  $ 80,000     $ 20,000  

7.     Real estate owned
 
As of December 31, 2010, the Company owned six properties. During 2011, the company sold one property. As of September 30, 2011, the Company owned five properties. As of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the senior mortgage’s principal balances are $2,112,947. Management may elect to lease real estate assets in lieu of immediately marketing real estate owned assets for sale.

A reconciliation of the real estate owned account shows its cash and non-cash activities for the periods ended September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

   
Nine months
Sept. 30, 2011
   
Twelve months
Dec. 31, 2010
 
Balance, beginning of period
  $ 4,048,746     $ 6,714,174  
Additions:
               
Foreclosed mortgage notes, net of reserve (non-cash)
    ---       1,276,444  
Assumptions of senior debt upon foreclosure, net of repayments
    ---       545,025  
Capital improvements
    ---       12,015  
Deductions:
               
Repayment of senior debt
    ---       ---  
    Write-downs of property (non-cash)
    ---       (457,645 )
    Proceeds from sale of real estate owned (net of closing costs)
    (623,814 )     (3,926,520 )
    Gain (loss) on real estate owned
    23,814       (93,048 )
    Depreciation                                                         .
    ---       (21,699 )
Balance, end of period
  $ 3,448,746     $ 4,048,746  

8.      Fair Value Measurements

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2011:

   
Sept. 30, 2011
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
 
Asset:
                       
Marketable securities – Available for sale
  $ 151     $ 151       ---       ---  
Mortgage notes receivable (non-recurring)
    77,186       ---       77,186       ---  
Real estate owned (non-recurring)
    ---       ---       ---       ---  
Total
  $ 77,337     $ 151     $ 77,186     $ ---  

 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited

 

8.     Fair Value Measurements (continued)

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2010:

   
2010
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
 
Asset:
                       
Marketable securities – Available for sale
  $ 191     $ 191       ---       ---  
Mortgage notes receivable (non-recurring)
    ---       ---       ---       ---  
Real estate owned (non-recurring)
  $ 1,903,437       ---       ---     $ 1,903,437  
Total
  $ 1,903,628     $ 191     $ ---     $ 1,903,437  

The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of assets and liabilities:

Cash and cash equivalents.  The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets approximate fair value due to the short term nature of these accounts.

Available-for-sale and trading securities (included in marketable securities).  These investments are reported on the balance sheets based on quoted market prices.

Mortgage notes receivable. The fair value of non-impaired loans is estimated based upon projected cash flows discounted at the estimated current interest rates at which similar loans would be made. The applicable amount of the allowance for loan losses along with accrued interest and advances related thereto should also be considered in evaluating the fair value versus the carrying value. For loans in which a specific allowance is established based on the fair value of the collateral, the Company records the loan as nonrecurring Level 2 if the fair value of the collateral is based on an observable market price or a current appraised value.  If an appraised value is not available or the fair value of the collateral is considered impaired below the appraised value and there is no observable market price, the Company records the loan as nonrecurring Level 3.

Real estate owned.   At the time of foreclosure, real estate owned is recorded at the lower of the recorded investment in the loan, plus any senior indebtedness, or at the property’s estimated fair value, less estimated costs to sell, as applicable. The Company periodically compares the carrying value of real estate to expected undiscounted future cash flows for the purpose of assessing the recoverability of the recorded amounts.  If the carrying value exceeds future undiscounted cash flows, the assets are reduced to estimated fair value.
 
Senior mortgage debt and loan commitments.  The carrying amount equals fair value.  All amounts, including interest payable, are subject to immediate repayment.

9.     Senior Mortgage Debt

Senior mortgage debt is the estimated financing liability attached to a real estate asset acquired by the foreclosure of the Company’s junior financing. The senior mortgage debt’s balance and terms are often unavailable at the time of foreclosure.  Because the Company is not the legal borrower, the senior mortgage debt’s agents assert that this information can not be disclosed on account of the borrower’s privacy rights. Different jurisdictions often have different privacy regulations and disclosure of the legal borrower’s obligations is complicated by competing, if not conflicting jurisdictional claims of the note, property, borrower, servicing agent, senior debt owner, new property owner and federal regulations.
 
The Company must also proceed cautiously in disclosing its position as the new property owner to the senior mortgage debt’s owner or agents.  Many notes have acceleration clauses that may be activated by transfer, sale or foreclosure on the property. Although California law is generally written to prevent a senior mortgage debt from acceleration on account of foreclosure, every situation is different and the costs of defending the notes accelerated maturity could easily exceed the potential recovery from monetizing the foreclosed asset’s estimated residual equity. Due to the frequency of senior loan modifications and the frequency of misleading or inaccurate information provided by former owners or agents, the Company does not provide the individual terms or balances of its REO senior mortgage debt.
 
 
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EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2011 (Unaudited

 

 
10.
Related party transactions
 
On March 26, 2010, the Company entered into a stockholder loan in the amount of $50,000. The loan’s interest rate was 9.99%. The borrowing was repaid on May 4, 2010.

11.   Common and treasury stock

The Trust has the power to redeem or prohibit the transfer of a sufficient number of Common Shares or the exercise of warrants and/or options that would result in a violation of the Trust’s shareholding requirements.  The Bylaws provide that only with the explicit approval of the Trust’s Board of Directors may a stockholder own more than 9.8% of the total outstanding shares.

As of January 1, 2011, the Trust’s net Preferred Stock shares outstanding were 196,901. On February 12, 2011, both the common and preferred stockholders approved the conversion of the Series A Preferred Stock into Common Stock. The conversion was subsequently approved by the Company’s Board of Directors, filed with the Delaware Secretary of State and the NYSE Amex approved the listing of 246,126 additional common shares. As of September 30, 2011, there were 597,608 net common shares outstanding.

12.
Earnings (loss) per share

The following table represents a reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted earnings (loss) per common share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010:

   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
September 30
   
September 30
 
   
2011
   
2010
   
2011
   
2010
 
Numerator:
                       
    Net income (loss)
  $ (141,036 )   $ (310,223 )   $ (587,673 )   $ (961,906 )
    Preferred dividends
    -       -       -       -  
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders
  $ (141,036 )   $ (310,223 )   $ (587,673 )   $ (961,906 )
Denominator:
    Basic weighted average shares
    536,077       351,482       536,077       351,482  
    Dilutive effect of options
    -       -       -       -  
    Diluted weighted average shares
    536,077       351,482       536,077       351,482  
Basic earnings per common share
  $ (0.26 )   $ (0.88 )   $ (1.10 )   $ (2.74 )
Diluted earnings per common share
  $ (0.26 )   $ (0.88 )   $ (1.10 )   $ (2.74 )

13.
Legal proceedings and contingencies

Legal proceedings

The Company is involved in one legal proceeding as of September 30, 2011.
 
During June 2010, the Company was named a defendant in a complaint alleging damages for multiple violations associated with ELC’s foreclosure on improved real estate encapsulating the plaintiff’s unimproved real estate interest in a Deed of Trust. During 2011’s third quarter, the plaintiff provided the Company a full release of all claims related to their filing.

Noncompliance with Exchange Listing Requirement
 
The NYSE Amex continued listing standard requires total stockholder equity of $6,000,000. The NYSE Amex allowed the Company until November 7, 2011 to secure compliance. On November 7, 2011 the Company requested an extension of the compliance period until December 31, 2011. The NYSE Amex staff denied the extension and the Company has requested a hearing. The NYSE Amex hearing should occur by December 31, 2011. While the Company is working towards compliance, there is no assurance that it will be able to satisfy the NYSE Amex listing criteria.
 
 
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PART I – ITEM 2

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are "forward-looking statements" (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) regarding the plans and objectives of management for future operations. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Eastern Light Capital, Incorporated (the "Company") to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included herein are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks and uncertainties. The Company's plans and objectives are based, in part, on assumptions involving the continued expansion of business. Assumptions relating to the foregoing involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although the Company believes its assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance the forward-looking statements included in this Annual Report will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved.

Forward-looking statements may be identified by reference to a future period or periods, or by the use of forward-looking terms such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, or similar terms.  Actual results could materially differ from those in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors.

The  Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements include the operating results of Eastern Light Capital, Incorporated (the “Trust”) and WrenCap Funding Corporation (“WCFC”). Management’s discussion and analysis of the results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010 follows:
 
OVERVIEW

In May of 1997, the Trust registered its common shares with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933. On September 30, 1998, the initial public offering of Common Shares was completed. Since October 1, 1998, the common shares have been publicly traded.

During the fourth quarter of 2006, the Company’s stockholders voted to terminate the outside manager (“Former Manager”) and initiate internal management. The transition agreement with the Former Manager required the Company to remove the name “Capital Alliance” from the Trust’s name by June 30, 2008 and from CAFC’s name by April 30, 2007. On April 20, 2007, the Company’s 100% owned taxable subsidiary changed its name from Capital Alliance Funding Corporation (“CAFC”) to WrenCap Funding Corporation (“WCFC”). On July 2, 2008, the Trust changed its name to Eastern Light Capital, Incorporated.

The current real estate market is characterized by both a lack of available credit and declining residential property valuations.  Due to these conditions the Company’s focus on selling real estate owned (“REO”) is highly challenging. The current conditions are expected to extend through calendar year 2012.

Mortgage investment loans are reported as mortgage notes receivable and held until prepayment, maturity or foreclosure. As of September 30, 2011, the Mortgage Investment Business portfolio totaled $1,024,926, consisting of 8 loans, of which 2 loans totaling $89,312 or 8.7% of the portfolio loan value were delinquent over 60 days. As of November 15, 2011, none of the delinquent loans was brought current or paid off and two loans of the September 30, 2011 portfolio balance remained delinquent.  As of September 30, 2011, the Trust held five properties as real estate for sale. During 2011, the Company is focusing on liquidating its REO assets. The monetization of REO assets is an important source of liquidity for the Company.
 

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As of December 31, 2010, the Mortgage Investment Business portfolio totaled $1,046,284, consisting of 8 loans, of which 2 loans totaling $23,318 or 2% of the portfolio loan value were delinquent over 60 days. As of December 31, 2010, the Trust held six properties as real estate for sale.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The accounting and reporting policies of the Company are in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  The Company’s significant accounting policies are described in the notes to the consolidated financial statements as contained in the Company’s 2010 Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on April 15, 2011.  Certain accounting policies require management to make significant estimates and assumptions, which have a material impact on the carrying value of certain assets and liabilities, and the Company considers these to be critical accounting policies.  The estimates and assumptions used are based on historical experience and other factors, which management believes to be reasonable under the circumstances.  Actual results could differ significantly from these estimates and assumptions, which could have a material impact on the carrying value of assets and liabilities at the balance sheet dates and results of operations for the reporting periods. There have been no material changes to the critical accounting policies as disclosed in the 2010 Form 10-K.

Operating Strategy.

Mortgage investment loans are reported as mortgage notes receivable and are held until prepayment, maturity, sale, or foreclosure. The Company owns non-conforming mortgage loans on one-to-four unit residential properties secured by first and second deeds of trust.  These loans are primarily secured by California real estate. The Company seeks to maximize the value of its loan portfolio through active asset management.

The Company is reviewing its current investment policies to include other REIT permissible assets, instead of residential mortgage loans. The Company may also consider relinquishing its REIT status to enhance stockholder value.
 
Loan Origination. During 2010 and the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company did not make or acquire any new loans. Prospectively, loans may be internally originated or acquired from unaffiliated third parties.

Asset Management. Asset management is mortgage loan servicing and REO dispositions.  Loan servicing consists of collecting payments from borrowers, making required advances, accounting for principal and interest payments, holding borrowed proceeds in escrow until fulfillment of mortgage loan requirements, contacting delinquent borrowers, and in the event of unremedied defaults performing other administrative duties including supervising foreclosures.
 
Only mortgage loans owned by the Company are serviced. The Company does not acquire loan servicing rights or maintain a loan’s servicing rights at disposition. REO dispositions include all of the supervisory and administrative processes of preparing a foreclosed asset for sale.
 
Loan Portfolio and Allowance for Loan Losses. As of September 30, 2011, the Company’s loan portfolio included 8 loans totaling $1,024,926 of which two loans totaling $89,312 representing 8.7% of the loan portfolio were delinquent over two payments.  In assessing the collectibility of these delinquent mortgage loans, management has established a loan loss reserve of $80,000, if it is necessary to foreclose upon the mortgage loans.

As of December 31, 2010, the Company’s loan portfolio included 8 loans totaling $1,046,284 of which 2 loans totaling $23,318 representing 2% of the loan portfolio were delinquent over two payments.  In assessing the collectibility of these delinquent mortgage loans, management had established a loan loss reserve of $20,000, if it is necessary to foreclose upon the mortgage loans.
 
The Company may issue loan commitments on a conditional basis and will fund such loans upon removal of all conditions.  The Trust did not have any commitments to fund loans as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010.


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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
The historical information presented herein is not necessarily indicative of future operations.

Three months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010.  Revenues for the third quarter increased to $46,359 as compared to $45,318 for the same period in the prior year. The increase in revenue was due to an increase in rental income of $14,350 and an increase in other income of $299, and offset by a decrease in interest income of $13,608. The increase in rental income was the result of increased leasing of REO properties. The decrease in interest income was the result of a smaller loan portfolio and a lower weighted average interest rate. During the three months ended September 30, 2011, the Company did not sell any REOs. During the three months ended September 30, 2010, the Company sold one REO.
 
Expenses for the third quarter decreased $47,719 to $187,396 as compared to $235,115 for the same period in the prior year. The decrease in expenses resulted from reduced mortgage interest expense of $20,533 on account of the sale of REO. Wages and salaries decreased $12,526 from $95,122 to $82,596 in the current period due to fewer employees and reduced bonuses. General and administrative costs decreased by $28,991 from $117,947 to $88,956 due to reduced legal expenses.
 
Nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010.  Revenues for the first nine months of the year increased to $141,602 as compared to $130,857 for the same period in the prior year. The increase in revenue was due to an increase in rental income of $52,850, and offset by a decrease in interest income of $38,042. The increase in rental income was the result of renting out more properties. The decrease in interest income was the result of a smaller loan portfolio. During the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company sold one REO. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, the Company sold six REOs.
 
Expenses for the first nine months of the year decreased $210,495 to $753,089 as compared to $963,584 for the same period in the prior year. The decrease in expenses primarily resulted from a $257,645 REO impairment in 2010. Wages and salaries decreased $45,151 from $287,766 to $242,615 in the current period due to fewer employees and reduced bonuses. General and administrative costs increased $75,264 primarily due to increased legal and auditing expenditures.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Management believes that the cash flows from operations, mortgage loans that are paid off, real estate owned that is sold, credit facilities that may be obtained during 2011 and the sale of investment mortgages will be sufficient to meet the liquidity needs of the Company’s business for the next twelve months.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
 
As of January 1, 2011, the Trust had $269,991 of cash and cash equivalents. After taking into effect the various transactions discussed below, cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2011 were $258,130. The following summarizes the changes in net cash used in operating activities, and net cash provided by investing activities.
 
The principal source of the Trust’s decreased liquidity was from operating activities.

Net cash used by operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2011 was $656,953. Net cash used from operating activities was primarily the result of the $587,673 net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, which includes a realized gain on sale of REO of $23,814 and provision for loan losses of $60,000. Other uses are related to changes in operating assets and liabilities, which include the following, an increase in prepaid expenses of $6,000, an increase in accounts receivable of $13,364, a decrease in other assets of $8,580 and an increase in other liabilities of $94,682.

Net cash of $645,172 was provided by investing activities. Proceeds from the sale of real estate owned provided $623,814 and principal collected on mortgage notes receivable provided $21,358.

No cash was used or provided by financing activities.

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2010

As of January 1, 2010, the Trust had $227,944 of cash and cash equivalents. After taking into effect the various transactions discussed below, cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2010 were $375,053. The following summarizes the changes in net cash used in operating activities, net cash provided by investing activities and net cash used in financing activities.

The Trust’s liquidity increased in the nine months ended September 30, 2010. The principal source of the Trust’s liquidity was from investing activities and the primary use of cash was operating and financing activities.

Net cash used in operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $258,069. Net cash used from operating activities was primarily the result of the $961,906 net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, but offset by $1,032,645 of non cash REO impairment expenses and a 253,020 decline in accounts receivable, while a decrease in allowance for doubtful accounts used $453,974.

Net cash of $4,358,622 was provided by investing activities.  The net proceeds from REO transactions provided $4,011,176 and proceeds from mortgage notes receivable principal payments provided $359,461.

Net cash used in financing activities was $3,953,444.  The primary cash used was for the senior mortgage debt payable of $3,952,001.


PART I – ITEM 3

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

The Company is not required to provide the information required by this item as it is a smaller reporting company.


PART I – ITEM 4

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

(A) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.  Based on management's evaluation (with the participation of our CEO and Principal Accounting Officer), as of the end of the period covered by this report, our CEO and Principal Accounting Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”)), are effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
(B) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting.  There have been no changes 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 period covered by this report that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1     LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

Legal Proceedings are described in Note 13 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements which is included in the Form 10-Q under the caption “Legal Proceedings and Contingencies”.

ITEM 1A          RISK FACTORS

The Company is not required to provide the information required by this item as it is a smaller reporting company.

ITEM 1B          UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

None.

ITEM 2             CHANGES IN SECURITIES

None

ITEM 3             DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

None

ITEM 4             SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

None

ITEM 5             OTHER INFORMATION

None

ITEM 6             EXHIBITS AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K

(a)           Exhibits

Exhibit No.

3.1
Certificate of Incorporation and Amendment No. 1 (1)
3.2
Bylaws of the Registrant (1)
3.3
Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation (3)
4.1
Form of Stock Certificate of Common Shares of the Registrant (2)
10.2
Form of Indemnity Agreement between the Registrant and its Directors and Officers (1)
24.7
Power of Attorney of Richard J. Wrensen (4)
31.1
Sarbanes Certification of Richard J. Wrensen
31.2
Sarbanes Certification of Andrea Barney
32.1
Sarbanes Certification
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Interactive Data Files

(1)
These exhibits were previously contained in Registrant’s Registration Statement filed on Form S-11 with the Commission on September 9, 1996, and are incorporated by reference herein.

(2)
These exhibits were previously contained in Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement filed on Form S-11 with the Commission on January 15, 1997, and are incorporated by reference herein.

(3)
These exhibits were previously contained in Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 1997 filed with the Commission on August 14, 1997, and are incorporated by reference herein.

(4)
This exhibit was previously contained in Form 10-K for the period ending December 31, 1998 filed with the Commission on April 10, 1999, and is incorporated by reference herein.

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 (b)           Reports on Form 8-K.

Form 8-K was filed on:
·  
August 15, 2011 to notify late filing of Form 10Q.
 
·  
August 22, 2011 to announce filing of Form 10Q.
 
·  
August 23, 2011 to announce filing of Form 10Q/A.
 
·  
September 15, 2011 to announce filing of Form S-3  
(Registration statement under Securities Act of 1933).
 





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 hereunto duly authorized.


EASTERN LIGHT CAPITAL, INCORPORATED

     
     
Date:  November 21, 2011
/s/ Richard J. Wrensen  
 
Richard J. Wrensen
 
 
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
 
     
 
     
     
 
/s/ Andrea Barney  
 
Andrea Barney
 
 
Principal Accounting Officer and Controller
 
     
 
 
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