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First Hartford
Price2.45 EPS3
Shares2 P/E1
MCap6 P/FCF-13
Net Debt-9 EBIT18
TEV-3 TEV/EBIT-0
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FHRT 10Q Quarterly Report

Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-31.1 exhibit31-1.htm
EX-31.2 exhibit31-2.htm
EX-32 exhibit32.htm

First Hartford Earnings 2017-07-31

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow
2501951408530-252013201520172019
Assets, Equity
352719113-42013201520172019
Rev, G Profit, Net Income
1593-3-9-152013201520172019
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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 July 31, 2017.

[  ]   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 (§232.405 of this chapter) 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, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 

Large accelerated filer                                                                                                 Accelerated filer

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

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act).

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes          No

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

 2,315,799 as of October 6, 2017


 

 

FIRST HARTFORD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX

 

PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

PAGE

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

July 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017

 

 

3 - 4

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

for the Three Months Ended July 31, 2017 and 2016

 

 

5

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

for the Three Months Ended July 31, 2017 and 2016

 

6

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

for the Three Months Ended July 31, 2017 and 2016

 

 

7 - 8

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

9 - 13

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition

and Results of Operations

 

 

14 - 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

 

20

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

 

20

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

20

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

20

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

20

Item 5.

Other Information

 

21

Item 6.

Exhibits

 

21

 

Signatures

 

22

 

 

2

 


 

 

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

ASSETS

 

July 31, 2017

 

April 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

Real estate and equipment:

 

 

 

Developed properties and property under construction (including $78,114,859 in July and $77,898,958 in April for VIEs)

$238,883,938

 

$236,865,867

Equipment and tenant improvements (including $2,446,428 in July and $2,424,964 in April for VIEs)

4,206,723

 

3,689,442

 

243,090,661

 

240,555,309

 

 

 

 

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (including $16,447,144 in July and $15,918,495 in April for VIEs)

(48,685,410)

 

(47,449,316)

 

194,405,251

 

193,105,993

 

 

 

 

Property held for sale

2,209,034

 

11,389,591

 

Cash and cash equivalents (including $2,512,323 in July and $2,063,103 in April for VIEs)

7,145,794

 

6,250,757

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents – restricted (including $12,398 in July and $396,361 in April for VIEs)

287,683

 

526,012

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities (including $1,361,812 in July and $1,538,839 in April for VIEs)

1,361,812

 

1,538,839

 

 

 

 

Accounts and notes receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of

$127,423 as of July 31, 2017 and $135,002 as of April 30, 2017 (including $100,583 in July and $66,543 in April for VIEs)

4,128,421

 

3,505,541

 

 

 

 

Other receivables

3,409,636

 

4,064,876

 

 

 

 

Deposits and escrow accounts (including $8,514,565 in July and $8,866,586 in April for VIEs)

15,819,894

 

15,930,999

 

 

 

 

Prepaid expenses (including $560,435 in July and $327,481 in April for VIEs)

2,109,974

 

1,644,320

 

 

 

 

Deferred expenses (including $163,058 in July and $167,273 in April for VIEs)

4,390,477

 

5,712,547

 

 

 

 

Investments in affiliates

100

 

100

 

 

 

 

Due from related parties and affiliates

2,972

 

152,776

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax asset

399,388

 

671,147

 

 

 

 

Total assets

$235,670,436

 

$244,493,498

See accompanying notes.

3

 


 

 

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

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIENCY)

 

 

July 31, 2017

 

April 30, 2017

Liabilities:

 

 

 

Mortgages and notes payable:

 

 

 

Construction loans payable

$28,027,318

 

$26,929,537

Mortgages payable (including $64,352,785 in July and $64,598,997 in April for VIEs)

190,859,403

 

195,763,409

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

1,704,697

 

1,704,697

Lines of credit

1,400,000

 

6,400,000

Less: Deferred debt issuance costs, net (including $1,558,752 in July and $1,575,494 in April for VIEs)

(3,134,493)

 

(3,067,098)

 

218,856,925

 

227,730,545

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable (including $640,328 in July and $569,600 in April for VIEs)

2,860,120

 

2,915,400

Other payables

4,100,536

 

4,966,246

Accrued liabilities (including $3,369,771 in July and $3,382,307 in April for VIEs)

6,643,823

 

5,699,875

Derivative liability

2,227,698

 

2,023,793

Deferred income (including $226,276 in July and $227,936 in April for VIEs)

492,729

 

622,461

Other liabilities

1,256,050

 

1,328,909

Due to related parties and affiliates (including $448,457 in July and $446,990 in April for VIEs)

600,310

 

598,843

Total liabilities

237,038,191

 

245,886,072

 

 

 

 

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 3,211,843 and
3,236,843 shares and outstanding 2,315,799 and 2,340,799 shares as of July 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017

3,211,843

 

3,236,843

Capital in excess of par

5,043,779

 

5,093,779

Accumulated deficit

(5,370,001)

 

(5,612,263)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

-0-

 

-0-

Treasury stock, at cost, 896,044 and 896,044 shares as of July 31, 2017 and April 30, 2017

(4,989,384)

 

(4,989,384)

Total First Hartford Corporation

(2,103,763)

 

(2,271,025)

Noncontrolling interests

736,008

 

878,451

 

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity (deficiency)

(1,367,755)

 

(1,392,574)

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficiency)

$235,670,436

 

$244,493,498

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

4

 


 

 

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

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31, 2017

 

July 31, 2016

Operating revenues:

 

 

 

Rental income

$7,796,540

 

$8,066,447

Service income

640,563

 

1,228,605

Sales of real estate

21,360,000

 

12,210,051

Other revenues

1,222,265

 

993,554

 

31,019,368

 

22,498,657

 

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses:

 

 

 

Rental expenses

4,974,166

 

5,099,712

Service expenses

1,239,990

 

1,193,326

Cost of real estate sales

18,623,718

 

9,623,667

Selling, general and administrative expenses

2,924,064

 

1,843,825

 

27,761,938

 

17,760,530

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

3,257,430

 

4,738,127

 

 

 

 

Non-operating income (expense):

 

 

 

Interest expense

(2,629,789)

 

(2,589,494)

Other income / (loss)

(83,418)

 

21,460

Loss on derivatives (non-cash)

(203,905)

 

(793,169)

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries

162,860

 

177,126

 

(2,754,252)

 

(3,184,077)

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

503,178

 

1,554,050

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

365,489

 

811,647

 

 

 

 

Consolidated net income

137,689

 

742,403

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

104,573

 

84,451

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to First Hartford Corporation

$242,262

 

$826,854

 

 

 

 

Net income per share – basic

$0.10

 

$0.35

 

 

 

 

Net income per share – diluted

$0.10

 

$0.35

 

 

 

 

Shares used in basic per share computation

2,328,299

 

2,391,078

 

 

 

 

Shares used in diluted per share computation

2,328,299

 

2,391,078

 

See accompanying notes.

 

5

 


 

 

 

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

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31, 2017

 

July 31, 2016

 

 

 

 

Consolidated net income

$137,689

 

$742,403

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income / (loss), net of taxes:

 

 

 

Unrealized gains / (losses) on marketable securities

100,386

 

(131,304)

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

238,075

 

611,099

 

 

 

 

Amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests:

 

 

 

Net loss

104,573

 

84,451

Unrealized (gains) / losses on marketable securities

(100,386)

 

131,304

 

 

 

 

 

4,187

 

215,755

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to First Hartford Corporation

$242,262

 

$826,854

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

 

6

 


 

 

 

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

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31, 2017

 

July 31, 2016

Operating activities:

 

 

 

Consolidated net income

$137,689

 

$742,403

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
$90,000 in 2017 and $90,000 in 2016

(72,859)

 

(87,126)

Gain on sale of real estate

(2,736,282)

 

(2,586,384)

Depreciation of real estate and equipment

1,366,512

 

1,318,924

Amortization of deferred expenses

135,663

 

232,903

Deferred income taxes

271,759

 

505,819

Loss on derivatives

203,905

 

793,169

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts, notes and other receivables

32,360

 

1,191,407

Deposits and escrow accounts

232,025

 

1,626,526

Prepaid expenses

(465,654)

 

(415,608)

Deferred expenses

1,119,012

 

(2,064,363)

Cash and cash equivalents – restricted

238,329

 

369,135

Accrued liabilities

943,948

 

(284,131)

Deferred income

(129,732)

 

583,011

Accounts and other payables

(920,990)

 

(2,738,244)

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by / (used in) operating activities

355,685

 

(812,559)

 

 

 

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

Investments in marketable securities

(96,946)

 

-0-

Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

374,359

 

-0-

Purchase of equipment and tenant improvements

(647,699)

 

(61,272)

Proceeds from sale of real estate

21,360,000

 

12,210,051

Additions to developed properties and properties under construction

(11,461,232)

 

(4,684,042)

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by investing activities

9,528,482

 

7,464,737

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

7

 


 

 

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

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31, 2017

 

July 31, 2016

Financing activities:

 

 

 

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

$(138,256)

 

$(108,650)

Repurchase of common stock

(75,000)

 

(79,968)

Proceeds from:

 

 

 

Construction loans

7,793,353

 

1,785,458

Mortgage loans

2,876,407

 

920,310

Notes

-0-

 

-0-

Credit lines

-0-

 

375,000

Principal payments on:

 

 

 

Construction loans

(1,127,899)

 

(7,385,755)

Mortgage loans

(13,469,006)

 

(2,071,417)

Notes

-0-

 

-0-

Credit lines

(5,000,000)

 

-0-

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

151,271

 

(498,968)

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

(8,989,130)

 

(7,063,990)

 

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

895,037

 

(411,812)

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

6,250,757

 

5,982,506

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$7,145,794

 

$5,570,694

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for interest

$2,672,437

 

$2,497,810

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for income taxes

$60,750

 

$249,148

 

 

 

 

 

Debt refinancing in 1st quarter:

New mortgage loans

$8,565,000

 

$14,300,000

Debt reduced

(5,567,673)

 

(5,359,713)

Escrow funded

(120,920)

 

(8,019,977)

Net cash from refinancing in 1st quarter

$2,876,407

 

$920,310

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

8

 


 

 

 

 

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, 2017 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, 2017.

 

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.

Currently, there are no Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) that the Company is required to adopt that are likely to have a material effect on its financial statements that have not been previously discussed in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2017.

 

 

9

 


 

 

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

1.   Business and Significant Accounting Policies (continued):

 

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 July 31, 2017 or July 31, 2016.   

 

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.

 

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

 

July 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Revenues:

 

 

 

Real Estate Operations

$30,506,118

 

$21,424,657

Fee for Service

513,250

 

1,074,000

Total

$31,019,368

 

$22,498,657

 

 

 

 

Operating Costs & Expenses:

 

 

 

Real Estate Operations

$23,961,465

 

$14,758,360

Fee for Service

876,409

 

1,158,345

Administrative Expenses

2,924,064

 

1,843,825

Total

$27,761,938

 

$17,760,530

 

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

 

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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 (concluded):

 

The only assets in the balance sheet belonging to the Fee for Service segment is restricted cash of $275,285 on July 31, 2017 and $129,651 on April 30, 2017 and receivables of $3,458,604 on July 31, 2017 and $4,262,302 on April 30, 2017.

 

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:

 

July 31, 2017

 

April 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

Real estate and equipment, net

$66,412,486

 

$66,732,664

Other assets

13,223,182

 

13,417,929

Total assets

79,635,668

 

80,150,593

Intercompany profit elimination

(2,690,250)

 

(2,719,143)

 

$76,945,418

 

$77,431,450

 

 

 

 

Mortgages and other notes payable

$64,498,730

 

$64,728,200

Other liabilities

4,234,460

 

4,179,842

Total liabilities

$68,733,190

 

$68,908,042

 

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

 

July 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Dover Parkade, LLC:

 

 

 

Revenue

$701,909

 

$683,913

Expenses

(556,190)

 

(509,662)

Net income

$145,719

 

$174,251

 

 

 

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

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.

4.   Litigation:

Following a site inspection of asbestos abatement activities being conducted at the Spring Gate Apartments in Rockland, Massachusetts (Facility) on April 14, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) by letter dated April 21, 2017 requested that Rockland Place Apartments, LP (Company) temporarily cease and desist from any additional asbestos removal, abatement and/or handling activities at the Facility.  Upon receipt of the MassDEP letter, the Company engaged MassDEP in discussions regarding the abatement project.  Following submission to and approval by MassDEP of a work plan addressing the issues raised in MassDEP’s April 21 letter, MassDEP permitted the asbestos abatement work to go forward.  There have been no further enforcement actions taken by MassDEP.

 

By letters dated May 15, May 16 and May 30, 2017, three attorneys representing tenants in three units at the Facility notified the Company and/or its management company, FHRC Management Corporation, of claims related to environmental conditions at the Facility.  The first of these letters alleges that the tenant and her family have been exposed to and have been living in an apartment containing asbestos for many years.  The second letter claims that the tenant and her three minor children have suffered injuries believed to be caused by the presence of mold and asbestos in the apartment.  The final letter asserts claims with respect to the tenant and her three minor children involving the presence and remediation of asbestos including violation of a tenant’s quiet enjoyment, breach of the warranty of habitability, causation of emotional distress and the use of unfair and deceptive practices under M.G.L. c. 93A.  The first two letters made no specific monetary demand; the third letter demanded $312,600.  All three claims were tendered to the Company’s insurer, which agreed to respond under a reservation of rights.  On July 14, 2017, counsel retained by the insurer provided a timely response to the third letter, adamantly denying the Company’s liability pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A or for any of the other claims.  By letter dated July 27, 2017, the insurer acknowledged receipt of the three claims, at the same time stating however that as no lawsuit had arisen, it did not have a duty to defend, but nonetheless would continue to investigate. 

 

At this time, the Company cannot assess the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome or provide any estimate of the amount or range of any potential loss.  There has been no other change in litigation since April 30, 2017.

 

5.   Refinancings:

New Orleans, LA – Refinance: On June 30, 2017, the Company refinanced its construction loan on its shopping center property in New Orleans, LA.  The construction loan, which had a principal balance of $5,567,673, was replaced by a mortgage loan of $8,565,000.  The new mortgage loan has an interest rate of 4.75%.  The loan is interest-only until July 1, 2020; thereafter, monthly payments of $44,576 inclusive of principal and interest are due and payable until the maturity date of July 1, 2027, at which time the remaining principal balance must be repaid in full.

 

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

6.   Purchases of Real Estate:

Houston, TX – Land Purchase: On May 12, 2017, the Company completed its purchase of a parcel of land in Houston, TX for $8,583,235 including closing costs.  This purchase was financed with proceeds from a construction loan of $5,158,210, utilization of the Company’s lines of credit of $2,400,000, and working capital of $1,025,025. Key terms of the construction loan are as follows:  

 

Loan Amount:         $8,600,000

Maturity Date:         November 15, 2018

Interest Rate:          2.50% plus One Month ICE LIBOR rate, as defined, up to maturity date and 12.0% thereafter.

Payments:              Interest only payable monthly with principal due at maturity.

Guarantee:             The Company (Corporate).

 

7.   Subsequent Events:

The Company has evaluated for subsequent events through October 10, 2017, the date the financial statements were issued.

Montgomery, TX – Land Purchase: On August 16, 2017, the Company completed its purchase of a 26.43 acre parcel of land in Montgomery, TX for $6,672,754 including closing costs.  This purchase was financed with proceeds from a land loan of $4,150,000, utilization of the Company’s lines of credit of $2,360,000, and working capital of $162,754. Key terms of the construction loan are as follows:  

 

Loan Amount:          $4,150,000

Maturity Date:          February 16, 2019

Interest Rate:           3.50% plus One Month ICE LIBOR rate, as defined, up to maturity date and 12.0% thereafter.

Payments:               Interest only payable monthly with principal due at maturity.

Guarantee:              The Company (Corporate).

 

East Providence, RI – Sale of Property: On September 7, 2017, the Company sold its property held for sale in East Providence, RI for $830,000 (cost of approximately $566,672).

 

 

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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, 2017 under the subheading “Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates”. 

Results of Operations

Rental Income:

Rental income for the quarters ended July 31, by type of tenant, follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Residential

$3,037,106

 

$3,073,023

Commercial

4,759,434

 

4,993,424

 

$7,796,540

 

$8,066,447

 

The slight decrease in residential rental income was primarily caused by lower revenue at the Rockland, MA property due to vacancies from converted apartments needed for the ongoing renovation project.

The decrease in commercial rental income was primarily caused by lower common area maintenance (CAM) billings to tenants resulting from lower associated expenses.

Service Income

Service income for the quarters ended July 31 follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Management fees

$127,313

 

$154,605

Preferred developer fees

513,250

 

1,074,000

 

$640,563

 

$1,228,605

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Service Income (continued):

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

Sales (and Cost of Sales) of Real Estate

Three months ended July 31, 2017:

St. Louis, MO – Sale of Property: On May 30, 2017, the Company sold its single-tenant property in St. Louis, MO for $6,800,000 (cost of $6,567,195).  A loan with a balance of $5,120,000 and a credit line of $1,000,000 were paid off with the proceeds.

 

New Orleans, LA – Sale of Property: On June 7, 2017, the Company sold a parcel of its property in New Orleans, LA for $11,350,000 (cost of $9,002,022).  A loan with a balance of $7,436,745 was paid off with the proceeds.  The Company continues to hold the parcel of the property that includes the shopping center.

 

Austin, TX – Sale of Property: On June 15, 2017, the Company sold its single-tenant property in Austin, TX for $3,210,000 (cost of $2,968,692).  A loan with a balance of $1,102,899 was paid off with the proceeds. 

 

There were also costs incurred in fiscal year 2018 related to property sales that occurred in the fiscal year ended April 30, 2017 totaling $85,809 that were not anticipated as of the prior fiscal year end.

Three months ended July 31, 2016:

On June 29, 2016, the Company sold a property in Stanhope, NJ for $10,000,051 (cost of $8,268,070).  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.

Other Revenues

The increase in other income was primarily due to sales by the Company’s new restaurant it built and owns at its Edinburg, TX property.  This store was opened on July 14, 2017. 

Operating Costs and Expenses:

Rental Expenses

Rental expenses for the quarters ended July 31, by type of tenant, follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Residential

$2,562,745

 

$2,571,379

Commercial

2,411,421

 

2,528,333

 

$4,974,166

 

$5,099,712

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

Rental Expenses (continued):

The slight decrease in residential rental expenses were mainly from lower repairs and maintenance expenses at the Somerville, MA (i.e., Clarendon) property, partially offset by higher legal fees incurred at the Rockland, MA property resulting from a temporary cease and desist order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).  See Part II, Item 1, Legal Proceedings, on page 20 for more information.     

The decrease in commercial rental expenses was mainly due to a prior year legal liability of $198,000 recorded as a result of the Company losing 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 and prior year accelerated amortization expense of deferred commissions arising from the sale of a portion of its property in Edinburg, TX (i.e., Texas Roadhouse).  These factors were partially offset by a fee paid to a tenant at its Edinburg, TX shopping center to allow the Company to lease to another tenant and higher expenses related to the Company’s New Orleans, LA shopping center, which was completed and refinanced in the first quarter of fiscal 2018. 

Service Expenses

Service expenses for the quarters ended July 31 follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Preferred Developer Expenses and Fees

 

$876,409

 

 

$1,158,345

Construction and Other Cost

363,581

 

34,981

 

$1,239,990

 

$1,193,326

 

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

The increase in construction expenses relates to unbudgeted costs (i.e., overruns) incurred at the renovation project at the Company’s Rockland, MA property resulting from a temporary cease and desist order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).  See Part II, Item 1, Legal Proceedings, on page 20 for more information.    

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

The increase in SG&A expenses relates primarily to expenses relating to its new restaurant it built and owns at its Edinburg, TX property and costs incurred to resolve the Rockland, MA matter discussed above, including providing hotels and meals to displaced tenants and legal and professional fees.  See Part II, Item 1, Legal Proceedings, on page 20 for more information.

 

 

 

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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 quarters ended July 31, by type of tenant, follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Commercial

$1,900,783

 

$1,894,665

Residential

729,006

 

694,829

 

$2,629,789

 

$2,589,494

 

The change in commercial interest expense was minimal; there were no individually significant changes.

The increase in residential interest expense was the result of the prior year refinancing at Rockland.  Note the loans paid off as part of this refinancing did not accrue interest.

Other Income / (Loss)

Other income / (loss) for the quarters ended July 31 follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Investment Income (loss)

$(83,418)

 

$21,460

 

The decrease in investment income reflected realized losses on sales of securities in the current year.

Gain / (Loss) on Derivatives (Non-Cash)

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.

 

 

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

Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Subsidiary

The equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiary for the quarters ended July 31 follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

July 31,

 

2017

 

2016

Income from Operations

$72,860

 

$87,126

Distributions

90,000

 

90,000

 

$162,860

 

$177,126

 

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 years prior to May 1, 2009, the Company was committed to provide 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.  Through April 30, 2009, losses and distributions from Dover exceeded the Company’s investment and the Company’s investment balance was reduced below $0 and recorded as a liability.  Beginning May 1, 2009, distributions from Dover have been credited to income and any additional losses have not been allowed to further reduce the investment balance.  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.

Capital Resources and Liquidity

At July 31, 2017, the Company had $7,145,794 of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents. This includes $4,948,976 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 $275,285 and tenant security deposits held by VIEs of $12,398 are included in restricted cash and cash equivalents.

At July 31, 2017, the Company had $1,361,812 of investments in marketable securities, all of which belongs to partner entities.

The Company has three separate credit lines that allows for borrowings up to $6,760,000.  At July 31, 2017, the Company had borrowings of $1,400,000 against these credit lines.

 

 

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

Capital Resources and Liquidity (continued):

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.  As a result of the decreasing CVS fee-for-service business and the increasingly difficult environment surrounding commercial real estate, the Company has become more dependent on its ability to buy, develop, and sell real estate at a profit.  Failure to do so would have an adverse impact on the Company’s liquidity.  The Company’s liquidity could also be adversely impacted if the Company’s new restaurant in Edinburg, TX does not meet its financial projections or if the Rockland, MA matter discussed in Part II, Item 1, Legal Proceedings, on page 20, has an unfavorable outcome.

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-15(b) 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 July 31, 2017, 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

Following a site inspection of asbestos abatement activities being conducted at the Spring Gate Apartments in Rockland, Massachusetts (Facility) on April 14, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) by letter dated April 21, 2017 requested that Rockland Place Apartments, LP (Company) temporarily cease and desist from any additional asbestos removal, abatement and/or handling activities at the Facility.  Upon receipt of the MassDEP letter, the Company engaged MassDEP in discussions regarding the abatement project.  Following submission to and approval by MassDEP of a work plan addressing the issues raised in MassDEP’s April 21 letter, MassDEP permitted the asbestos abatement work to go forward.  There have been no further enforcement actions taken by MassDEP.

By letters dated May 15, May 16 and May 30, 2017, three attorneys representing tenants in three units at the Facility notified the Company and/or its management company, FHRC Management Corporation, of claims related to environmental conditions at the Facility.  The first of these letters alleges that the tenant and her family have been exposed to and have been living in an apartment containing asbestos for many years.  The second letter claims that the tenant and her three minor children have suffered injuries believed to be caused by the presence of mold and asbestos in the apartment.  The final letter asserts claims with respect to the tenant and her three minor children involving the presence and remediation of asbestos including violation of a tenant’s quiet enjoyment, breach of the warranty of habitability, causation of emotional distress and the use of unfair and deceptive practices under M.G.L. c. 93A.  The first two letters made no specific monetary demand; the third letter demanded $312,600.  All three claims were tendered to the Company’s insurer, which agreed to respond under a reservation of rights.  On July 14, 2017, counsel retained by the insurer provided a timely response to the third letter, adamantly denying the Company’s liability pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A or for any of the other claims.  By letter dated July 27, 2017, the insurer acknowledged receipt of the three claims, at the same time stating however that as no lawsuit had arisen, it did not have a duty to defend, but nonetheless would continue to investigate. 

At this time, the Company cannot assess the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome or provide any estimate of the amount or range of any potential loss.

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

                        None

Item 3.             DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

                        None

Item 4.             MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

                        Not applicable

 

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Item 5.             OTHER INFORMATION

None

                        SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

                        None

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)

 

 

 

 

                October 10, 2017             

 /s/ Neil H. Ellis                                  

                    Date 

Neil H. Ellis, 

 

Chairman of the Board

 

and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

                October 10, 2017               

 /s/ Eric J. Harrington                         

                    Date 

Eric J. Harrington, Treasurer

 

and Chief Financial Officer  

 

 

 

 

 

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