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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 October 31, 2016.

[  ]   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                                                                          to                                                                                           

Commission File Number:                  0-8862                                                                                                                                                  

 

First Hartford Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maine 

 01-0185800 

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

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

 

 

149 Colonial Road, Manchester, CT

06042

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(860) 646-6555

(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)
 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year if changed since last report)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports 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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes     No X

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 definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer   

Accelerated filer

 

 

Non-accelerated filer (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)  

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        No X

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS

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

2,377,565 as of January 13, 2017

1

 


 

 

FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

INDEX

 

PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

PAGE

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets –

     October 31, 2016 and April 30, 2016

 

 

3 - 4

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) for the

     Three and Six Months Ended October 31, 2016 and 2015

 

 

5

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the

     Three and Six Months Ended October 31, 2016 and 2015

 

6

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the

     Three and Six Months Ended October 31, 2016 and 2015

 

 

7 - 8

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

9 - 15

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition

     and Results of Operations

 

 

16 – 21

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

21

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

 

21

PART II.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

 

22

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

 

22

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

22-23

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

23

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

23

Item 5.

Other Information

 

23

Item 6.

Exhibits

 

24

 

Signatures

25

 

 

Exhibits

26-28

 

 

2

 


 

 

FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)

ASSETS

 

October 31, 2016

 

April 30, 2016

Real estate and equipment:

 

 

 

Developed properties and property under construction (including $76,002,362 in October and $74,693,823 in April for VIEs)

$222,915,292

 

$228,733,956

Equipment and tenant improvements (including $2,492,261 in October and $2,425,896 in April for VIEs)

3,832,195

 

3,763,420

 

226,747,487

 

232,497,376

 

 

 

 

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (including $14,870,738 in October and $13,827,009 in April for VIEs)

44,814,603

 

42,654,076

 

181,932,884

 

189,843,300

       

Property held for sale

13,725,036

 

15,422,312

       

Cash and cash equivalents (including $1,819,480 in October and $1,507,163
   in April for VIEs)

6,015,617

 

5,982,506

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents – restricted (including $267,068 in October and
   $406,749 in April for VIEs)

782,692

 

2,070,963

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities (including $1,518,876 in October and $1,601,795 in
   April for VIEs)

1,518,876

 

1,601,795

 

 

 

 

Accounts and notes receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of
   $158,550 as of October 31, 2016 and $769,961 as of April 30, 2016
   (including $86,203 in October and $27,651 in April for VIEs)

3,317,468

 

3,959,574

 

 

 

 

Other receivables

5,631,050

 

5,956,103

 

 

 

 

Deposits and escrow accounts (including $10,955,944 in October and
$4,137,450 in April for VIEs)

17,104,863

 

9,937,588

 

 

 

 

Prepaid expenses (including $401,813 in October and $306,547 in April for VIEs)

1,767,989

 

1,438,759

 

 

 

 

Deferred expenses (including $175,703 in October and $184,722 in April for VIEs)

4,841,105

 

2,952,630

 

 

 

 

Investments in affiliates

100

 

100

Due from related parties and affiliates

160,468

 

159,954

 

Deferred tax asset

1,387,037

 

2,130,776

 

 

 

 

Total assets

$238,185,185

 

$241,456,360

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (continued)
(Unaudited)

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIENCY)

 

 

October 31, 2016

 

April 30, 2016

Liabilities:

 

 

 

Mortgages and notes payable:

 

 

 

   Construction loans payable

$33,045,048

 

$68,031,502

   Mortgages payable (including $65,084,090 in October and $56,580,047 in April for VIEs)

183,983,938

 

149,119,630

   Notes payable (including $1,704,697 in October and $1,704,697 in April for VIEs)

1,704,697

 

1,744,697

   Lines of credit

1,694,091

 

2,652,091

   Less: Deferred debt issuance costs, net (including $1,608,227 in October and $1,151,746 in April for VIEs)

(2,869,107)

 

(1,837,083)

 

217,558,667

 

219,710,837

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable (including $1,111,774 in October and $961,884 in April for VIEs)

3,870,282

 

3,701,702

Other payables

6,519,466

 

8,843,015

Accrued liabilities (including $3,162,898 in October and $3,254,953 in April for VIEs)

5,634,766

 

6,124,930

Derivative liability

5,150,074

 

4,693,209

Deferred income (including $231,256 in October and $254,576 in April for VIEs)

647,480

 

677,694

Other liabilities

1,470,999

 

1,654,361

Due to related parties and affiliates (including $437,955 in October and $430,269 in April for VIEs)

609,807

 

602,121

 

241,461,541

 

246,007,869

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ Equity (Deficiency):

 

 

 

First Hartford Corporation:

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $1 par value; $.50 cumulative and convertible; authorized
   4,000,000 shares; no shares issued and outstanding

-0-

 

-0-

Common stock, $1 par value; authorized 6,000,000 shares; issued 3,273,609 and
3,298,609 shares and outstanding 2,377,565 and 2,404,590 shares as of October 31, 2016
and April 30, 2016

3,273,609

 

3,298,609

Capital in excess of par

5,148,928

 

5,198,928

Accumulated deficit

(6,866,409)

 

(8,600,495)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

-0-

 

-0-

Treasury stock, at cost, 896,044 and 894,019 shares as of October 31, 2016 and
April 30, 2016

(4,989,384)

 

(4,984,416)

Total First Hartford Corporation

(3,433,256)

 

(5,087,374)

Noncontrolling interests

156,900

 

535,865

 

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity (deficiency)

(3,276,356)

 

(4,551,509)

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficiency)

$238,185,185

 

$241,456,360

 

See accompanying notes.

4

 


 

 

FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

Oct. 31, 2016

 

Oct. 31, 2015

 

Oct. 31, 2016

 

Oct. 31, 2015

Operating revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Rental income

$7,862,088

 

$7,572,094

 

$15,928,535

 

$14,990,653

   Service income

1,599,778

 

1,937,857

 

2,828,383

 

3,569,893

   Sales of real estate

6,385,000

 

10,246,022

 

18,595,051

 

11,350,182

   Other revenues

913,206

 

813,884

 

1,906,760

 

1,708,558

 

16,760,072

 

20,569,857

 

39,258,729

 

31,619,286

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Rental expenses

5,065,480

 

5,422,263

 

10,165,192

 

10,475,250

   Service expenses

1,336,941

 

1,651,656

 

2,530,267

 

3,078,250

   Cost of real estate sales

4,480,214

 

7,738,678

 

14,103,881

 

8,674,890

   Selling, general and administrative expenses

2,603,021

 

1,463,014

 

4,446,846

 

3,378,545

 

13,485,656

 

16,275,611

 

31,246,186

 

25,606,935

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

3,274,416

 

4,294,246

 

8,012,543

 

6,012,351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-operating income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(2,593,325)

 

(2,255,778)

 

(5,182,819)

 

(4,651,755)

Gain on voluntary foreclosure

-0-

 

-0-

 

-0-

 

2,649,850

Other income

17,645

 

274,511

 

39,105

 

381,216

Gain (loss) on derivatives (non-cash)

336,304

 

(1,592,818)

 

(456,865)

 

(1,151,679)

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries

186,236

 

194,706

 

363,362

 

357,128

 

(2,053,140)

 

(3,379,379)

 

(5,237,217)

 

(2,415,240)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

1,221,276

 

914,867

 

2,775,326

 

3,597,111

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

240,447

 

1,554,226

 

1,052,094

 

1,594,111

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated net income (loss)

980,829

 

(639,359)

 

1,723,232

 

2,003,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(73,597)

 

387,370

 

10,854

 

144,407

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to First Hartford Corporation

$907,232

 

$(251,989)

 

$1,734,086

 

$2,147,407

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share – basic

$0.38

 

$(0.10)

 

$0.73

 

$0.89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share – diluted

$0.38

 

$(0.10)

 

$0.73

 

$0.89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used in basic per share computation

2,377,565

 

2,409,054

 

2,386,573

 

2,409,316

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used in diluted per share computation

2,377,565

 

2,409,054

 

2,386,573

 

2,409,316

 

5

 

See accompanying notes.


 

 

FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

Oct. 31, 2016

 

Oct. 31, 2015

 

Oct. 31, 2016

 

Oct. 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated net income (loss)

$980,829

 

$(639,359)

 

$1,723,232

 

$2,003,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized gains (losses) on marketable securities

48,385

 

(152,412)

 

(82,919)

 

(156,260)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income (loss)

1,029,214

 

(791,771)

 

1,640,313

 

1,846,740

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (income) loss

(73,597)

 

387,370

 

10,854

 

144,407

Unrealized (gains) losses on marketable securities

(48,385)

 

152,412

 

82,919

 

159,035

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(121,982)

 

539,782

 

93,773

 

303,442

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to First Hartford Corporation

$907,232

 

$(251,989)

 

$1,734,086

 

$2,150,182

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

6

 


 

 

 

FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31, 2016

 

October 31, 2015

Operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Consolidated net income

$1,723,232

 

$2,003,000

 

 

 

 

  Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net income to net cash provided by / (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

     Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries, net of distributions of $180,000 in 2016 and $180,000 in 2015

(183,362)

 

(177,128)

     Gain on voluntary foreclosure

-0-

 

(2,649,850)

     Gain on sale of real estate

(4,491,170)

 

(2,675,292)

     Depreciation of real estate and equipment

2,754,564

 

2,614,911

     Amortization of deferred expenses

373,715

 

184,876

     Deferred income taxes

743,739

 

646,729

     Loss / (gain) on derivatives

456,865

 

1,113,948

  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

     Accounts, notes and other receivables

967,159

 

656,642

     Deposits and escrow accounts

1,952,702

 

13,742

     Prepaid expenses

(329,230)

 

(229,985)

     Deferred expenses

(2,067,338)

 

113,665

     Cash and cash equivalents – restricted

1,288,271

 

(1,355,779)

     Accrued liabilities

(490,164)

 

1,319,694

     Deferred income

(1,257,090)

 

49,483

     Accounts and other payables

(2,154,969)

 

132,966

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by / (used in) operating activities

(713,076)

 

1,761,622

 

 

 

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

  Investments in marketable securities

-0-

 

(2,730,194)

  Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

-0-

 

5,281,919

  Purchase of equipment and tenant improvements

(100,640)

 

(46,861)

  Proceeds from sale of real estate

18,595,051

 

11,350,182

  Additions to developed properties and properties under construction

(7,150,113)

 

(24,009,495)

   

 

 

 

  Net cash provided by / (used in) investing activities

11,344,298

 

(10,154,449)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

7

 


 

 

 

FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (continued)
(Unaudited)

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31, 2016

 

October 31, 2015

Financing activities:

 

 

 

   Distributions to noncontrolling interests

$(285,192)

 

$(1,235,915)

   Repurchase of common stock

(79,968)

 

(4,323)

   Proceeds from:

 

 

 

     Construction loans

3,750,015

 

12,115,497

     Mortgage loans

1,289,543

 

1,312,500

     Notes

-0-

 

-0-

     Credit lines

375,000

 

-0-

Principal payments on:

 

 

 

     Construction loans

(7,705,702)

 

(6,106,437)

     Mortgage loans

(6,575,979)

 

(1,679,353)

     Notes

(40,000)

 

-0-

     Credit lines

(1,333,000)

 

-0-

Payments (to) / from related parties and affiliates, net

7,172

 

588,232

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by / (used in) financing activities

(10,598,111)

 

4,990,201

 

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

33,111

 

(3,402,626)

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

5,982,506

 

9,698,341

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$6,015,617

 

$6,295,715

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for interest

$5,104,333

 

$4,607,903

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for income taxes

$324,165

 

$651,564

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt refinancing in 1st quarter:      
New mortgage loans

$14,300,000

 

$39,000,000

Debt reduced

(5,359,713)

 

(39,723,828)

Escrow funded

(8,019,977)

 

-0-

Net cash from refinancing in 1st quarter

$920,310

 

$(723,828)

       
       
Debt refinancing in 2nd quarter:      
New mortgage loan

$32,500,000

 

$-0-

Debt reduced

(31,030,767)

 

(-0-)

Escrow funded

(1,100,000)

 

(-0-)

Net cash from refinancing in 2nd quarter

$369,233

 

$-0-

       

 

8

 

See accompanying notes.


 

 

 

 

 

FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

1.   Business and Significant Accounting Policies:

 

Business

 

First Hartford Corporation, which was incorporated in Maine in 1909, and its subsidiaries (the Company), is engaged in two business segments: 1) the purchase, development, ownership, management and sale of real estate and 2) providing preferred developer services for two corporate franchise operators (i.e., “Fee for Service”).

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, its wholly owned subsidiaries, and all other entities in which the Company has a controlling financial interest, including those where the Company has been determined to be a primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity or meets certain criteria as a sole general partner or managing member in accordance with the consolidation guidance of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification.  As such, included in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are the accounts of Rockland Place Apartments Limited Partnership and Clarendon Hill Somerville Limited Partnership, in which the Company is the sole general partner.  The Company’s ownership percentage in these variable interest entity partnerships is nominal.  All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 8.03 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals and adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.  Operating results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire year.  The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of April 30, 2016 was derived from the audited financial statements for the year then ended.  For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2016.

 

Because the Company is engaged in the development and sale of real estate at various stages of construction, the operating cycle may extend beyond one year.  Accordingly, following the usual practice of the real estate industry, the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets are unclassified.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases, (Topic 842), which is intended to improve financial reporting around leasing transactions. The ASU affects all companies and other organizations that engage in lease transactions (both lessee and lessor) that lease assets such as real estate and manufacturing equipment. This ASU will require organizations that lease assets—referred to as “leases”—to recognize on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. ASU No. 2016-02 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods within those years beginning January 1, 2019. The Company is in process of assessing the impact of the adoption of ASU No. 2016-02 on its financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

1.   Business and Significant Accounting Policies (continued):

 

Basis of Presentation (concluded)

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments. The ASU provides guidance on how certain cash receipts and cash payments are to be presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. For public entities, ASU 2016-15 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

For further discussions on Accounting Standard Updates, refer to the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2016.

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share

Basic income (loss) per share is computed by dividing the net income (loss) attributable to the common stockholders (the numerator) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding (the denominator) during the reporting periods.  Diluted income (loss) per share is computed by increasing the denominator by the weighted average number of additional shares that could have been outstanding from securities convertible into common stock, such as stock options and warrants (using the “treasury stock” method).

       

There were no common stock equivalents outstanding at October 31, 2016 or October 31, 2015.  

 

Financial Instruments and Fair Value

 

The Company’s financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, marketable securities, accounts payable, accrued expenses, and debt.  The fair values of accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses are estimated to approximate their carrying amounts because of their relative short-term nature.  In general, the carrying amount of variable rate debt approximates its fair value.  Further, the carrying amount of fixed rate debt approximates fair value since the interest rates on the debt approximates the Company’s current incremental borrowing rate.  Marketable securities consist of equity securities and are stated at fair value based on the last sale of the period obtained from recognized stock exchanges (i.e. Level 1). Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income consists solely of unrealized gains (losses) on marketable securities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

1.   Business and Significant Accounting Policies (concluded):

 

Segment Information

 

The factors used by the Company to identify reportable segments include differences in products and services and segregated operations within the Company. The first segment, “Real Estate Operations” participates in the purchase, development, management, ownership and sale of real estate. Within its second segment, “Fee for Service”, the Company provides preferred developer services to CVS and Cumberland Farms Inc. in certain geographic areas. Summary financial information for the two reportable segments is as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31

 

October 31

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Operations

$15,269,322

 

$18,760,512

 

$36,693,979

 

$28,277,286

Fee for Service

1,490,750

 

1,809,345

 

2,564,750

 

3,342,000

Total

$16,760,072

 

$20,569,857

 

$39,258,729

 

$31,619,286

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Costs & Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Operations

$9,550,978

 

$13,289,999

 

$24,309,338

 

$19,391,496

Fee for Service

1,331,657

 

1,522,598

 

2,490,002

 

2,836,894

Administrative Expenses

2,603,021

 

1,463,014

 

4,446,846

 

3,378,545

Total

$13,485,656

 

$16,275,611

 

$31,246,186

 

$25,606,935

 

All costs after operating expenses are costs of the real estate operation.

 

The only assets in the balance sheet belonging to the Fee for Service segment is restricted cash of $515,624 on October 31, 2016 and $1,664,214 on April 30, 2016 and receivables of $5,631,050 on October 31, 2016 and $5,956,103 on April 30, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

2.   Consolidated Variable Interest Entities and Investments in Affiliated Partnerships:

The Company has consolidated both Rockland and Clarendon based on the express legal rights and obligations provided to it by the underlying partnership agreements and its control of their business activity.  The assets of these partnerships that can only be used to settle their obligations and their liabilities for which creditors (or beneficial interest holders) do not have recourse to the general credit of the Company are shown parenthetically in the line items of the consolidated balance sheets.  A summary of the assets and liabilities of Rockland and Clarendon included in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets follows:

 

October 31, 2016

 

April 30, 2016

 

 

 

 

Real estate and equipment, net

$66,008,910

 

$65,735,521

Other assets

15,208,142

 

8,195,007

Total assets

81,217,052

 

73,930,528

Intercompany profit elimination

(2,776,930)

 

(2,863,451)

Total assets

$78,440,122

 

$71,067,077

 

 

 

 

Mortgages and other notes payable

$65,180,560

 

$57,132,998

Other liabilities

4,493,843

 

4,471,413

Total liabilities

$69,674,403

 

$61,604,411

 

The Company accounts for its 50% ownership interest in Dover Parkade, LLC under the equity method of accounting.  A summary of the operating results for this entity follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

October 31, 2016

 

October 31, 2015

 

October 31, 2016

 

October 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dover Parkade, LLC:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

 

$712,350

 

$656,628

 

$1,396,263

 

$1,324,796

   Expenses

 

519,876

 

447,217

 

1,029,538

 

970,541

Net income

 

$192,474

 

$209,411

 

$366,725

 

$354,255

 

3.   Income Taxes:

The Company files a Federal consolidated tax return to report all income and deductions for its subsidiaries. The Company and its subsidiaries file income tax returns in several states. The tax returns are filed by the entity that owns the real estate or provides services in such state. Some states do not allow a consolidated or combined tax filing. This sometimes creates income taxes to be greater than expected as income for some subsidiaries cannot be offset by other subsidiaries with operating losses. In addition, the tax returns for the year ended April 30, 2016 have been drafted and necessary adjustments have been recorded during the quarter ended October 31, 2016. Therefore, state income taxes for the quarter ended October 31, 2016 are lower than expected due to such adjustments.

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

4.   Litigation:

 

On September 7, 2016, the Company was notified it lost the first of two companion lawsuits against a former tenant for wrongful termination of its separate leases at two of the Company’s commercial shopping centers.  After evaluating its options, the Company settled both lawsuits with the plaintiff by agreeing to pay $200,000 to cover all claims, including reimbursement of defendant’s claimed legal fees and costs.  The parties mutually released each other from any other liability relating to this case.

 

There were no other changes in litigation since April 30, 2016.

 

5.   Refinancings:

 

Rockland Place Apartments LP – Refinance: On June 3, 2016, Rockland Place Apartments LP executed a First Mortgage Note payable with the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency in the amount of $14,300,000.  The note is nonrecourse, has a 40-year term and requires monthly payments of principal and interest of $54,628.  The interest rate is fixed at 3.41%.  The proceeds of the note were used to repay its bridge mortgage note with a principal balance of $591,174, its Fourth Mortgage Note with a principal balance of $500,000, and its Flexible Subsidy Capital Improvement Loan with a principal balance of $4,268,539.  The proceeds also funded closing costs and certain escrows that are being used to redevelop the complex.

Edinburg, TX - Refinance: On September 7, 2016, the Company partially refinanced its loans on its shopping center property in Edinburg, TX.  The new loan with Goldman Sachs is for $32,500,000 and is secured by the shopping center.  Proceeds from this new loan were used to pay off $31,030,767 of existing debt with Protective Life and to establish a $1,100,000 Earnout Reserve Account (ERA), with the balance used to fund escrows and pay closing costs.  The remainder of the existing debt of $15,926,740 is secured by vacant land of approximately 50 acres attached to the shopping center.  The $1,100,000 ERA will be returned to the Company if, within two years, it can provide evidence that two significant named tenants have renewed their lease options for an additional five years (or the Company has entered into Approved Substitute Lease(s) for same) and the Earnout Debt Yield (EDY), as defined, is equal to or greater than 8.30%.  If the Company fails to do so, a minimum of $1,000,000 of the ERA will be used to reduce the principal balance of the loan and up to $100,000 will be used to pay the applicable yield maintenance premium.    The loan has a 30 year amortization and duration of 10 years (i.e., maturity date of September 6, 2026) with an interest rate of 4.604%.  For the first year, interest only is paid monthly; beginning in October 2017, principal and interest are paid monthly.  Prepayment of the loan is generally prohibited.  The Company receives income directly to its operating account unless a “trigger event” occurs in which case the cash goes into a lockbox account controlled by the lender.  Basic “trigger events” include:

  • Failure to maintain a 12 month-rolling Debt-Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR), as defined, of 1.1:1.0,

  • Failure to maintain a market-based Net Worth, as defined, of $20,000,000,

  • Failure to maintain Liquid Assets, as defined, of $2,000,000,

  • Loan default,

  • Various Rollover Trigger Events, which include certain significant named tenants vacating, terminating or not renewing their leases, or filing for bankruptcy and not replaced with an Approved Substitute Lease, as defined.

In addition, if a significant named tenant goes dark, vacates, or is not in occupancy of substantially all of its current space, the Company would have to deposit either a $2,000,000 reserve or letter of credit with the lender until such time as agreed upon lease conditions being met.

 

 

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FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

5.   Refinancings (concluded):

 

With respect to the remaining balance of $15,926,740 from the original loans with Protective Life now secured by vacant land of approximately 50 acres directly adjacent to the shopping center, the Company and the lender have agreed that once the Company repays $2,000,000 of the balance, the interest rate on the remaining balance will be reduced from 5.0% to 4.0%.  The lender has also agreed that if the Company pays off the entire loan by September 6, 2017, its 50% Additional Interest Agreement (AIA) rights will terminate.  This remaining loan is personally guaranteed by the Chairman of the Company.

 

6.   Purchase of Real Estate:

Buda, TX Land Purchases: On April 29, 2016, the Company purchased a parcel of land in Buda, TX adjacent to another parcel owned by the Company for $686,167 including closing costs.  On May 13, 2016, the Company purchased three additional parcels of land adjacent to these parcels for $1,051,034 including closing costs. These purchases were financed by a new land loan of $1,505,000 with the balance funded by working capital.  Key terms of the loan are as follows:

Loan Amount:   

$1,505,000

Maturity Date:

September 24, 2017

Interest Rate:  

The lower of a) the Prime Rate per Wall Street Journal plus 1.00% or b) 4.25%.

Payments: 

Interest only payable monthly.  At maturity, outstanding principal plus any accrued interest will be payable.

Guarantors:

Both the Company (Corporate) and Chairman of the Company (Individual).

 

7.   Subsequent Events:

New Orleans, LA – Refinance: On November 18, 2016, the Company refinanced one of its construction loans on its shopping center property in New Orleans, LA.  The construction loan, which had a principal balance of $7,301,803, was replaced by a mortgage loan of $7,436,745.  The new mortgage loan has an interest rate of One Month ICE LIBOR, as defined, plus 2.50% and an initial maturity date of November 18, 2017 with an option to extend the maturity to November 18, 2018 at an interest rate of 5.0% if it meets certain requirements.  The loan is interest-only until November 18, 2017; if the loan is extended an additional year, principal payments will be made using a 25-year amortization.

Lubbock, TX – Refinance: On November 21, 2016, the Company refinanced its mortgage loan on its shopping center in Lubbock, TX.  The new mortgage loan has a principal balance of $13,750,000, which was used to pay off the previous mortgage loan balance of $10,837,300, pay a defeasance premium of $432,776, pay closing costs, and fund escrows.  The new mortgage loan has an interest rate of 4.974%, monthly payments of $76,540 based on a 27.5-year amortization, and a ten year term expiring on December 6, 2026.  Prepayment is not permitted until six months before the maturity date.

Conroe, TX – Property Sale: On December 14, 2016, the Company sold a property in Conroe, TX for $8,778,442 (cost of approximately $6,600,000).  A mortgage loan with a balance of $5,363,913 was paid off with the proceeds.

 

 

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FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)

7.   Subsequent Events (concluded):

Austin, TX – Land Purchase: On December 19, 2016, the Company purchased a parcel of land in Austin, TX for $3,732,223.  This purchase, along with related closing costs, was financed by an existing line of credit of $1,250,000 and a new land loan of $2,500,000.  This land is being held for potential future development.  Key terms of the loan are as follows:

Loan Amount: 

$2,500,000

Maturity Date: 

December 19, 2018

Interest Rate:  

The greater of a) the Prime Rate per Wall Street Journal plus 0.75% or b) 4.25%.

Payments:

Interest only payable monthly.  At maturity, outstanding principal plus any accrued interest will be payable.

Guarantors: 

Both the Company (Corporate) and Chairman of the Company (Individual).

 

Brentwood, NY – Land Purchase: On December 23, 2016, the Company purchased a parcel of land in Brentwood, NY for $5,000,000, which along with closing costs was financed by a new acquisition mortgage loan of $5,000,000 and working capital.  The Company is going to build a single entity build-to-suit on this land.  This construction will be financed by a building mortgage loan of $4,775,000 and a project mortgage loan of $875,000.  The total amount of these three loans is $10,650,000.  Key terms of the loans are as follows:

Loan Amount: 

$10,650,000

Maturity Date: 

December 1, 2027

Interest Rate: 

One month LIBOR, as defined, plus 2.75% through December 1, 2017 (the “Construction Phase”); thereafter, one month LIBOR plus 1.95% (the “Permanent Phase”).

Payments: 

Interest only payable monthly during the Construction Phase.  Thereafter, principal and interest payable monthly using a 30-year amortization.

Guarantor: 

The Company (Corporate).                                

Prepayment Penalties: 

Prior to December 1, 2017, 0.50% of the principal balance prepaid; from January 1, 2018 – December 1, 2019, 1.00% of the principal balance prepaid.

 

Olathe, KS – Property Sale: On December 28, 2016, the Company sold a property in Olathe, KS for $7,000,000 (cost of approximately $6,800,000).  A mortgage loan with a balance of $5,335,000 was paid off with the proceeds.

 

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Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
             RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The financial and business analysis below provides information which the Company believes is relevant to an assessment and understanding of the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows.  This analysis should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes.

The following discussion and certain other sections of this Report on Form 10-Q contain statements reflecting the Company’s views about its future performance and constitute “forward-looking statements” under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These views may involve risk and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in such forward-looking statements.  Readers should consider how various factors including changes in general economic conditions, cost of materials, interest rates and availability of funds, and the nature of competition and relationship with key tenants may affect the Company’s performance.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or other.

Critical Accounting Policies

There have been no significant changes in the Company’s critical accounting policies from those included in Item 7 of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2016 under the subheading “Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates”. 

Results of Operations:

Rental Income

Rental income for the three and six months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015, by type of tenant, follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31,

 

October 31,

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Residential

$3,014,345

 

$2,955,896

 

$6,087,368

 

$6,002,008

Commercial

4,847,743

 

4,616,198

 

9,841,167

 

8,988,645

 

$7,862,088

 

$7,572,094

 

$15,928,535

 

$14,990,653

 

The slight increase in residential rental income was primarily caused by a decrease in vacancies at the Somerville, MA (i.e., Clarendon) property.

The increase in commercial rental income was primarily caused by rents received on the Company’s development properties (e.g., New Orleans, LA, Stanhope, NJ, Olathe, KS, Conroe, TX, etc.) and additional rents from new tenants at the West Springfield, MA and Edinburg, TX properties, partially offset by the impact of the voluntary foreclosure of the Putnam, CT property on June 5, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
             RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (continued):

Service Income

Service income for the three and six months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 follows:

                               

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31,

 

October 31,

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Management fees

$109,028

 

$128,512

 

$263,633

 

$227,893

Preferred developer fees

1,490,750

 

1,809,345

 

2,564,750

 

3,342,000

 

$1,599,778

 

$1,937,857

 

$2,828,383

 

$3,569,893

 

The decrease in preferred developer fees reflected lower fees received from both CVS and Cumberland Farms.  The decrease in CVS fees was the result of a recent acquisition that has impacted in the slowing of their pipeline for new stores.  The smaller decrease in Cumberland Farms was the result of timing of closings based on the construction schedule.

Sales (and Cost of Sales) of Real Estate

Six months ended October 31, 2016:
On June 29, 2016, the Company sold a property in Stanhope, NJ for $10,000,051 (cost of $8,280,570).  A construction loan with a balance of $6,329,667 was paid off with the proceeds.

On June 30, 2016, the Company sold a portion of its property in Edinburg, TX (i.e., Texas Roadhouse) for $2,210,000 (cost of $1,355,597).  A mortgage loan with a balance of $1,279,136 was paid off with the proceeds.

On August 16, 2016, the Company sold a condominium in Wethersfield, CT for $285,000 (cost of $277,191).  The net proceeds were used to reduce a mortgage loan on this property.  The Company currently owns three other condominiums at this site.

On September 20, 2016, the Company sold a parcel of land in Austin, TX for $6,100,000 (cost of $4,190,523) that was previously ground leased.  The Company continues to own land attached to the sold parcel and is currently overseeing construction of a single-tenant retail building of approximately 6,900 square feet on this property.

Six months ended October 31, 2015:
On May 28, 2015, the Company sold a parcel of land in Pearland, TX for $1,104,161 (cost of $747,610).

On August 6, 2015, the Company sold a property in Austin, TX for $10,246,021 (cost of $7,728,203).  A construction loan with a balance of $6,106,437 was paid off with the proceeds.

There were also costs related to property sales that occurred in the fiscal year ended April 30, 2015 totaling $199,077 that were not anticipated as of the prior fiscal year end.

Other Income

The increase in other income was primarily at the liquor store, which obtained a liquor license in December 2014.  The sales at the store have been increasing steadily as previously the store only sold beer and wine.

 

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Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
             RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (continued):

Operating Costs and Expenses:

Rental Expenses

Rental expenses for the three and six months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015, by type of tenant, follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31,

 

October 31,

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Residential

$2,541,528

 

$2,814,683

 

$5,112,907

 

$5,336,845

Commercial

2,523,952

 

2,607,580

 

5,052,285

 

5,138,405

 

$5,065,480

 

$5,422,263

 

$10,165,192

 

$10,475,250

 

The decrease in residential rental expenses were mainly from prior year expenses at the Somerville, MA (i.e., Clarendon) property that did not reoccur (e.g., elevator repairs and mortgage insurance premium adjustment).  

The slight decrease in commercial rental expenses were mainly due to prior year professional and legal expenses incurred as part of the initial effort to refinance the debt at the Cranston, RI shopping center, largely offset by a legal settlement of $200,000 with a former tenant (see Note 4 of the Financial Statements included within for discussion) and accelerated amortization expense of deferred commissions arising from the sale of a portion of its property in Edinburg, TX (i.e., Texas Roadhouse).   

Service Expenses

Service expenses for the three and six months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31,

 

October 31,

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Preferred Developer
Expenses and Fees

$1,331,657

 

$1,522,598

 

$2,490,002

 

$2,836,894

Construction and
Other Costs

5,284

 

129,058

 

40,265

 

241,356

 

$1,336,941

 

$1,651,656

 

$2,530,267

 

$3,078,250

 

The decrease in preferred developer expenses and fees primarily reflects lower commissions paid commensurate with the lower revenue. 

Selling, General and Administrative (“SG&A”) 

The increase in SG&A expenses was primarily due to writing-off costs relating to abandoned projects, higher expenses at the liquor store commensurate with the higher volume, expenses related to the Company’s development properties (e.g., New Orleans, LA, Stanhope, NJ, Olathe, KS, Conroe, TX, etc.), and higher legal and professional fees. 

 

 

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Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
             RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (continued):

Non-Operating Income (Expense):

Interest Expense

Interest expense for the three and six months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015, by type of tenant, follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31,

 

October 31,

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Commercial

$1,858,743

 

$1,646,922

 

$3,753,408

 

$3,430,283

Residential

734,582

 

608,856

 

1,429,411

 

1,221,472

 

$2,593,325

 

$2,255,778

 

$5,182,819

 

$4,651,755

 

The increase in commercial interest expense was the result of expense related to loans for the Company’s development properties (e.g., New Orleans, LA, Stanhope, NJ, Olathe, KS, etc.), partially offset by savings from the prior year refinancings at Cranston and CP Associates.

The increase in residential interest expense was the result of the refinancing at Rockland as discussed in Note 5 of the Financial Statements included within.  Note the loans paid off as part of this refinancing did not accrue interest.

Gain on Voluntary Foreclosure

Putnam, CT – Transfer to Lender: On November 1, 2014, a payment was due for the mortgage of the shopping center in Putnam, Connecticut in the amount of approximately $4,700,000.  The rentable space of the shopping center is 57,529 square feet, 46% of which was leased to one store.  That store informed the Company that they were not renewing their lease, which expired on January 31, 2015, and, as a result, the Company found it impossible to refinance the mortgage without finding a replacement tenant.  Therefore, on June 5, 2015, the Company agreed to transfer title of the property to the lender.  The Company recognized a gain of $2,649,850 since the mortgage was non-recourse and was in excess of the book value.  Pre-tax income for this shopping center was $44,645 for the three and six months ended October 31, 2015.

Other Income

Other income for the three and six months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31,

 

October 31,

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Clarendon residual funds

$-0-

 

$189,912

 

$-0-

 

$189,912

Investment income

17,645

 

84,599

 

39,105

 

191,304

 

$17,645

 

$274,511

 

$39,105

 

$381,216

 

The decrease in investment income reflected realized gains on sales of securities in the prior year that did not repeat in the current year.

During the three and six months ended October 31, 2015, the Company received $189,912 of residual funds that remained in a reserve account after payoff of the underlying bondholders securitized by the mortgage that was refinanced at Clarendon in February 2015.

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Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
             RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (continued):

Gain (Loss) on Derivatives

The Company, through its 50% owned consolidated subsidiaries, has entered into two separate floating-to-fixed interest rate swap agreements with banks that expire in May 2025 and July 2031.  The Company has determined that these derivative instruments do not meet the requirements of hedge accounting and have therefore recorded the change in fair value of these derivative instruments through income.  Note that the change in fair value recorded through income is a non-cash item.

Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Subsidiary

The equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiary for the three and six months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 follows:

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

October 31,

 

October 31,

 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Income from Operations

$96,236

 

$104,706

 

$183,362

 

$177,128

Distributions

90,000

 

90,000

 

180,000

 

180,000

 

$186,236

 

$194,706

 

$363,362

 

$357,128

 

The Company has an investment in an affiliated limited liability entity Dover Parkade, LLC, (Dover).  The Company has a 50% interest in Dover which owns a shopping center in Dover Township, NJ.  The operating and financial policies of Dover are not controlled by the Company.  For the years prior to May 1, 2009, the Company was committed to providing funding to this equity method investee.  The Company’s investment was recorded at cost and subsequently adjusted for its share of their net income and losses and distributions. To 2009, losses and distributions from Dover exceeded the Company’s investment.  Since then, distributions from Dover have been credited to income.  The Company does not control the rate of distributions of Dover.  Such distributions are in excess of Dover’s net assets since its accumulated net losses (including significant amounts for depreciation and amortization) have exceeded capital contributions.

Income Taxes

The Company files a Federal consolidated tax return to report all income and deductions for its subsidiaries. The Company and its subsidiaries file income tax returns in several states. The tax returns are filed by the entity that owns the real estate or provides services in such state. Some states do not allow a consolidated or combined tax filing. This sometimes creates income taxes to be greater than expected as income for some subsidiaries cannot be offset by other subsidiaries with operating losses. In addition, the tax returns for the year ended April 30, 2016 have been drafted and necessary adjustments have been recorded during the quarter ended October 31, 2016. Therefore, state income taxes for the quarter ended October 31, 2016 are lower than expected due to such adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

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Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
             RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (continued):

Capital Resource and Liquidity

At October 31, 2016, the Company had $6,015,617 of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents. This includes $3,977,712 belonging to partnership entities in which the Company’s financial interests range from .01% (VIEs) to 50%.  Funds received from CVS, which are to be paid out in connection with CVS developments, amounted to $515,624 and tenant security deposits held by VIEs of $267,068 are included in restricted cash and cash equivalents.

At October 31, 2016, the Company had $1,518,876 of investments in marketable securities, all of which belongs to partner entities.

The sources of future borrowings that may be needed for new construction loans, property purchases, or balloon payments on existing loans are unclear at this time.  On December 7, 2015, the Company entered into a $2,000,000 revolving demand loan agreement (“line of credit”) with a regional bank.  The interest rate on this loan is Wall Street Journal Prime, with a floor of 3.25%.  The loan is unsecured and there are no guarantors.  Interest is to be paid monthly; principal is to be repaid within twelve months or on demand, at the bank’s discretion.  There are no prepayment penalties.  This line of credit will primarily be used from time to time to fund initial investments related to development opportunities.  As of October 31, 2016, the Company had borrowings of $1,694,091 against this credit line.  The Company also obtained another credit line as part of a purchase of land in Austin, TX as described in Note 17 to the Company’s financial statements included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2016. This $2,760,000 line of credit will primarily be used from time to time to fund initial investments related to development opportunities.  As of October 31, 2016, the Company had no borrowings against this credit line.

Item 3 QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Smaller reporting companies are not required to provide the information required by this item.

Item 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We maintain “disclosure controls and procedures”, as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chairman and Treasurer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  We conducted an evaluation (the “Evaluation”), under the supervision and with the participation of our Chairman and Treasurer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (“Disclosure Controls”) as of the end of the period covered by this report pursuant to Rule 13a-15b of the Exchange Act.  Based on the Evaluation, our Chairman and Treasurer concluded that because of weaknesses in our control environment, our disclosure controls were not effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.  Notwithstanding weaknesses in our control environment, as of October 31, 2016, we believe that the condensed consolidated financial statements contained in this report present fairly the Company’s financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

As of the end of the period covered by this report, there have been no changes in internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act) during the period covered by this report, that materially affected, or are 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
   
 

On September 7, 2016, the Company was notified it lost the first of two companion lawsuits against a former tenant for wrongful termination of its separate leases at two of the Company’s commercial shopping centers.  After evaluating its options, the Company settled both lawsuits with the plaintiff by agreeing to pay $200,000 to cover all claims, including reimbursement of defendant’s claimed legal fees and costs.  The parties mutually released each other from any other liability relating to this case.

There were no other changes in litigation since April 30, 2016.

 

Item 1A.  RISK FACTORS
   
  Smaller reporting companies are not required to provide the information required by this item.

                        

Item 2.     UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
   
 

10b5-1 Private Repurchase Stock Plan: On January 5, 2017, the Company’s Board of Directors amended and approved the Amended and Restated 10b5-1 Private Repurchase Stock Plan (the “Repurchase Plan”), which was initially adopted on March 29, 2016.  The Company found less demand under the Repurchase Plan than expected and desired to broaden the eligibility requirements to increase participation in the Repurchase Plan.  The Company desires to amend the Repurchase Plan in order to permit shareholders holding five (5%) percent or more of the issued and outstanding common stock of the Company the ability to participate in the Repurchase Plan.  The Repurchase Plan provides for the repurchase of up to 150,000 shares of the Company's common stock in minimum blocks of 15,000 shares and maximum blocks of 25,000 shares.  Eligible shareholders will be those holding blocks of common stock of the Company in excess of fifteen thousand (15,000) shares and less than three hundred fifty thousand (350,000) shares.  Repurchases may be made at management’s discretion from time-to-time only through privately negotiated transactions pursuant to the terms of the 10b5-1 plan to meet the requirements of Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The privately negotiated purchase price may not exceed 1.5 times the highest independent bid or the last independent transaction price and in no event be higher than five ($5.00) dollars per share.  The purchases and negotiations may resume 15 days after filing of this quarterly report; the program will be suspended for 15 days before the due date of each next quarterly or annual report filing and will resume 15 days after the filing.  The repurchase program may continue up to a maximum of 12 months and may be suspended for periods or discontinued at any time.  Any shares acquired under this program will be returned as authorized but unissued; however, the Company in its discretion may retire such shares.

 

There were no stock repurchases by the Company under the Repurchase Plan in the fiscal quarter covered by this report.

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Item 2.     UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS (concluded)
   
 

Please see the below table for information with respect to repurchases by the Company during the fiscal year-to-date covered by this report:

        

Issuer Repurchases of its Equity Securities

Month of Transactions

Total number of shares purchased

Average price paid per share

Total number of shares purchased as part of publicly announced plans or programs

Maximum number of shares that may yet be purchased under the plans or programs

 

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2016 – July 31, 2016a

2,025

$2.45

0

0

May 11, 2016 b

25,000

$3.00

25,000

125,000

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

27,025

$2.96

25,000

125,000

 

 

a.

The transactions comprised of the acquisition of the 2,025 shares were not conducted pursuant to a publicly announced program.

 

 

b.

The transactions comprised of the acquisition of the 25,000 shares required pursuant to the March 29, 2016 publicly announced 10b5-1 Private Repurchase Stock Plan.

 

 

Item 3.

DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

 

 

None

 

 

Item 4.    

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

 

 

Not applicable

 

 

Item 5. 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

None

 

 

  SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
   
  None

 

 

 

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Item 6. EXHIBITS  

                

  a) Exhibits:

     

       
    Exhibit 31.1

Certification of Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(c) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

     

                                       

    Exhibit 31.2 

Certification of Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to Rule 13a-14(c) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

     

                                       

    Exhibit 32.1  

Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

First Hartford Corporation

 

(Registrant)

 

 

 

/s/ Neil H. Ellis

                January 16, 2017              
Date

Neil H. Ellis, 

 

Chairman of the Board

 

and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

/s/ Eric J. Harrington

                January 16, 2017               
Date

Eric J. Harrington, Treasurer

 

and Chief Financial Officer          

 

 

 

 

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