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Shares6 P/E118
MCap22 P/FCF-24
Net Debt-3 EBIT0
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JVA 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I
Item 1 - Financial Statements.
Note 1 - Business Activities:
Note 2 - Basis of Presentation:
Note 3 - Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements Affecting The Company:
Note 4 - Purchase of Business:
Note 5 - Prepaid Green Coffee:
Note 6 - Accounts Receivable:
Note 7 - Inventories:
Note 8 - Commodities Held By Broker:
Note 9 - Line of Credit:
Note 10 - Income Taxes:
Note 11 - Earnings per Share:
Note 12 - Economic Dependency:
Note 13 - Related Party Transactions:
Note 14 - Stockholders' Equity:
Note 15 - Subsequent Events:
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 ex31-1.htm
EX-32.1 ex32-1.htm

Coffee Holding Earnings 2017-07-31

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow
45362718902012201420172020
Assets, Equity
403123146-22012201420172020
Rev, G Profit, Net Income
10.06.02.0-2.0-6.0-10.02012201420172020
Ops, Inv, Fin

10-Q 1 form10q.htm

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

[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

 

OR

 

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

 

For the transition period from _______________ to _______________

 

Commission file number: 001-32491

 

Coffee Holding Co., Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   11–2238111

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

3475 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, New York   10314
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(718) 832-0800

(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)

 

N/A

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

 

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

 

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 period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes [X] No [  ].

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer [  ]
Non-accelerated filer [  ] 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]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company [  ]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act [  ]

 

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

 

5,859,918 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, are outstanding at September 12, 2017.

 

 

 

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 1 – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

JULY 31, 2017 AND OCTOBER 31, 2016

 

   July 31, 2017   October 31, 2016 
   (Unaudited)     
- ASSETS -          
CURRENT ASSETS:          
Cash  $2,687,724   $3,227,981 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $144,000 for 2017 and 2016   10,418,086    13,517,892 
Inventories   15,663,719    14,276,290 
Prepaid green coffee   280,254    435,577 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   621,877    535,456 
Prepaid and refundable income taxes   797,939    481,977 
Due from broker   778,556    134,722 
Deferred income tax asset   -    81,545 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   31,248,155    32,691,440 
           
Machinery and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $5,377,379 and $4,819,828 for 2017 and 2016, respectively   2,526,486    2,269,863 
Customer list and relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $64,625 and $50,250 for the periods ended July 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively   375,375    219,750 
Trademarks   180,000    180,000 
Goodwill   2,377,407    1,017,905 
Equity method investments   95,528    95,598 
Deposits and other assets   535,750    549,337 
TOTAL ASSETS  $37,338,701   $37,023,893 
           
- LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY -          
CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $3,254,991   $4,062,573 
Line of credit   7,406,325    6,958,375 
Deferred income tax liabilities   60,785    - 
Income taxes payable   -    1,050 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   10,722,101    11,021,998 
           
Deferred income tax liabilities   203,600    167,470 
Deferred rent payable   238,088    231,216 
Deferred compensation payable   509,170    489,668 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   11,672,959    11,910,352 
Redeemable common stock:          
Common stock subject to possible redemption, at $200,004; 38,364 shares issued and outstanding at redemption value as of July 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016   200,004    200,004 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:          
Coffee Holding Co., Inc. stockholders’ equity:          
Preferred stock, par value $.001 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding   -    - 
Common stock, par value $.001 per share; 30,000,000 shares authorized, 6,494,680 shares issued; 5,821,554 and 5,824,938 shares outstanding as of July 31 2017 and October 31, 2016, respectively   6,456    6,456 
Additional paid-in capital   15,904,109    15,904,109 
Retained earnings   12,288,547    11,878,228 
Less: Treasury stock, 634,762 and 631,378 common shares, at cost as of July 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016, respectively   (3,265,419)   (3,249,590)
Total Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Stockholders’ Equity   25,133,697    24,539,203 
Noncontrolling interest   532,045    374,334 
TOTAL EQUITY   25,665,742    24,913,537 
TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $37,338,701   $37,023,893 

 

See notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016
(Unaudited)

 

   Nine Months Ended July 31,   Three Months Ended July 31, 
   2017   2016   2017   2016 
NET SALES  $55,398,538   $61,566,868   $17,979,068   $17,354,533 
                     
COST OF SALES (including $4.8 and $7.4 million of related party costs for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Including $2.6 and $1.9 million for the three months ended July 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.)   46,469,896    52,455,081    14,903,594    14,203,343 
                     
GROSS PROFIT   8,928,642    9,111,787    3,075,474    3,151,190 
                     
OPERATING EXPENSES:                    
Selling and administrative   7,517,062    5,170,915    2,716,393    1,704,373 
Officers’ salaries   527,090    491,550    179,250    163,850 
TOTAL   8,044,152    5,662,465    2,895,643    1,868,223 
                     
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS   884,490    3,449,322    179,831    1,282,967 
                     
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)                    
Interest income   29,381    30,889    5,993    9,890 
Loss from equity method investment   (71)   (1,049)   (322)   (805)
Interest expense   (192,317)   (116,114)   (68,079)   (42,671)
TOTAL   (163,007)   (86,304)   (62,408)   (33,586)
                     
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES AND NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY   721,483    3,363,018    117,423    1,249,381 
                     
Provision for income taxes   153,453    1,236,319    23,911    448,399 
                     
NET INCOME BEFORE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY   568,030    2,126,699    93,512    800,982 
Less: Net income attributable to the non-controlling interest   (157,711)   (100,811)   (60,712)   (45,464)
                     
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.  $410,319   $2,025,888   $32,800   $755,518 
                     
Basic and diluted earnings per share  $.07   $.33   $.01   $.12 
                     
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                    
Basic and diluted   5,861,777    6,117,610    5,859,918    6,056,420 

 

See notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016
(Unaudited)

 

   2017   2016 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net income  $568,030   $2,126,699 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   573,447    425,977 
Unrealized (gain) on commodities   (643,834)   (591,566)
Loss on equity method investments   70    1,049 
Deferred rent   6,872    6,872 
Deferred income taxes   178,460    890,750 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   3,684,724    (4,766,640)
Inventories   (270,523)   1,432,701 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   (53,740)   (262,707)
Prepaid green coffee   155,323    58,310 
Prepaid and refundable income taxes   (315,962)   931,250 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (1,434,462)   (1,554,385)
Deposits and other assets   59,640    31,558 
Income taxes payable   (1,050)   925 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   2,506,995    (1,269,207)
           
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Purchase of business net of cash acquired   (2,893,275)   (856,904)
Purchases of machinery and equipment   (586,098)   (661,591)
Net cash used in investing activities   (3,479,373)   (1,518,495)
           
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Advances under bank line of credit   4,512,950    5,204,254 
Payment of dividend   -    (100,000)
Purchase of treasury stock   (15,829)   (839,927)
Principal payments under bank line of credit   (4,065,000)   (3,500,000)
Net cash provided by financing activities   432,121    764,327 
           
NET DECREASE IN CASH   (540,257)   (2,023,375)
           
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD   3,227,981    3,853,816 
           
CASH, END OF PERIOD  $2,687,724   $1,830,441 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW DATA:          
Interest paid  $189,933   $111,060 
Income taxes paid  $281,538   $26,582 

 

See notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

NINE MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016

(Unaudited)

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:     
On February 23, 2017 Coffee Holding Co., Inc. acquired the assets of Comfort Foods, Inc.:     
      
Accounts receivable  $584,918 
Inventory   1,116,906 
Equipment   229,597 
Prepaid expenses   32,681 
Customer lists   170,000 
Goodwill   1,359,502 
Other asset   26,551 
      
Less: liabilities   626,880 
      
Net cash paid  $2,893,275 

 

See notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 - BUSINESS ACTIVITIES:

 

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (the “Company”) conducts wholesale coffee operations, including manufacturing, roasting, packaging, marketing and distributing roasted and blended coffees for private labeled accounts and its own brands, and it sells green coffee. The Company also manufactures and sells coffee roasters. The Company’s core product, coffee, can be summarized and divided into three product categories (“product lines”) as follows:

 

Wholesale Green Coffee: unroasted raw beans imported from around the world and sold to large and small roasters and coffee shop operators;

 

Private Label Coffee: coffee roasted, blended, packaged and sold under the specifications and names of others, including supermarkets that want to have their own brand name on coffee to compete with national brands; and

 

Branded Coffee: coffee roasted and blended to the Company’s own specifications and packaged and sold under the Company’s eight proprietary and licensed brand names in different segments of the market.

 

The Company’s private label and branded coffee sales are primarily to customers that are located throughout the United States with limited sales in Canada and certain countries in Asia. Such customers include supermarkets, wholesalers, and individually-owned and multi-unit retailers. The Company’s unprocessed green coffee, which includes over 90 specialty coffee offerings, is sold primarily to specialty gourmet roasters and to coffee shop operators in the United States with limited sales in Australia, Canada, England and China.

 

The Company’s wholesale green, private label, and branded coffee product categories generate revenues and cost of sales individually but incur selling, general and administrative expenses in the aggregate. There are no individual product managers and discrete financial information is not available for any of the product lines. The Company’s product portfolio is used in one business and it operates and competes in one business activity and economic environment. In addition, the three product lines share customers, manufacturing resources, sales channels, and marketing support. Thus, the Company considers the three product lines to be one single reporting segment.

 

NOTE 2 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION:

 

The following (a) condensed consolidated balance sheet as of October 31, 2016, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and (b) the unaudited interim condensed financial statements have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information not misleading. It is suggested that these condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s latest shareholders’ annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on January 27, 2017 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2016 (“Form 10-K”).

 

In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include normal and recurring nature adjustments) necessary to present a fair statement of the Company’s financial position as of July 31, 2017, and results of operations for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2017 and the cash flows for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 as applicable, have been made.

 

The results of operations for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full fiscal year or any future periods.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, the Company’s subsidiaries, Organic Products Trading Company, LLC (“OPTCO”), Sonofresco, LLC (“SONO”), Comfort Foods, Inc (“CFI”) and Generations Coffee Company, LLC (“GCC”), the entity formed as a result of the Company’s joint venture with Caruso’s Coffee, Inc. The Company owns a 60% equity interest in GCC. All significant inter-company transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 3 - RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS AFFECTING THE COMPANY:

 

The FASB has issued ASU No. 2015-17, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes, which changes how deferred taxes are classified on organizations’ balance sheets. The ASU eliminates the current requirement for organizations to present deferred tax liabilities and assets as current and noncurrent in a classified balance sheet. Instead, organizations will be required to classify all deferred tax assets and liabilities as noncurrent. The amendments apply to all organizations that present a classified balance sheet. For public companies, the amendments are effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those annual periods. For private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans, the amendments are effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The adoption of this standard is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position and results of operations.

 

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-11, “Inventory (Topic 330): Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory,” which applies to inventory that is measured using first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) or average cost. Under the updated guidance, an entity should measure inventory that is within scope at the lower of cost and net realizable value, which is the estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal and transportation. Subsequent measurement is unchanged for inventory that is measured using last-in, last-out (“LIFO”). This ASU is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and should be applied prospectively with early adoption permitted at the beginning of an interim or annual reporting period. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this guidance.

 

The FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). ASU 2016-01 requires that a lessee recognize the assets and liabilities that arise from operating leases. A lessee should recognize in the statement of financial position a liability to make lease payments (the lease liability) and a right-of-use asset representing its right to use the underlying asset for the lease term. For leases with a term of 12 months or less, a lessee is permitted to make an accounting policy election by class of underlying asset not to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities. In transition, lessees and lessors are required to recognize and measure leases at the beginning of the earliest period presented using a modified retrospective approach.

 

Public business entities should apply the amendments in ASU 2016-02 for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years (i.e., January 1, 2019, for a calendar year entity). Nonpublic business entities should apply the amendments for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 (i.e., January 1, 2020, for a calendar year entity), and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. Early application is permitted for all public business entities and all nonpublic business entities upon issuance. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this guidance.

 

On March 17, 2016 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-08 that amends the guidance for Principle versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net) in ASC 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), issued in May 2014. The ASU clarifies that the principal or agent determination is based on whether the entity controls the goods or services before they are transferred to its customer. Public entities must apply ASU 2016-08 to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. Nonpublic entities will be required to adopt the amendments for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019. Earlier application is permitted for both types of entities only as of annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. Early adoption prior to that date is not permitted. The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-08 will have on its results of operations, financial position or cash flows.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016

(Unaudited)

 

In May 2014 the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which is a new standard related to revenue recognition. Under the new standard, recognition of revenue occurs when a customer obtains control of promised services or goods in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. In addition, the standard requires disclosure of the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts. The standard must be adopted using either a full retrospective approach for all periods presented in the period of adoption or a modified retrospective approach. In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14, Revenue from Contracts with Customers - Deferral of the Effective Date, which defers the implementation of this new standard to be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. Early adoption is permitted effective January 1, 2017. In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-08, Principal versus Agent Considerations, which clarifies the implementation guidance on principal versus agent considerations in the new revenue recognition standard pursuant to ASU 2014-09. In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-10, Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing, and in May 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-12, Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, which amend certain aspects of the new revenue recognition standard pursuant to ASU 2014-09. We are currently evaluating which transition approach we will utilize and the impact of adopting this accounting standard on our financial statements.

 

In July 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-11, “Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480), Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features, II. Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests with a Scope Exception” which addresses narrow issues identified as a result of the complexity associated with applying generally accepted accounting principles for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. Part I of this Update addresses the complexity of accounting for certain financial instruments with down round features. Current accounting guidance creates cost and complexity for entities that issue financial instruments (such as warrants and convertible instruments) with down round features that require fair value measurement of the entire instrument or conversion option. Part II of this Update addresses the difficulty of navigating Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity, because of the existence of extensive pending content in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. This pending content is the result of the indefinite deferral of accounting requirements about mandatorily redeemable financial instruments of certain nonpublic entities and certain mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests. The amendments in Part I of this Update change the classification analysis of certain equity-linked financial instruments (or embedded features) with down round features. When determining whether certain financial instruments should be classified as liabilities or equity instruments, a down round feature no longer precludes equity classification when assessing whether the instrument is indexed to an entity’s own stock. The amendments also clarify existing disclosure requirements for equity-classified instruments. The amendments in Part II of this Update recharacterize the indefinite deferral of certain provisions of Topic 480 that now are presented as pending content in the Codification, to a scope exception. These amendments in Part I of this update are effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018, early adoption is permitted, including adoption in an interim period. If an entity early adopts the amendments in an interim period, any adjustments should be reflected as of the beginning of the fiscal year that includes that interim period. The amendments in Part I of this Update should be applied in either of the following ways: (1) Retrospectively to outstanding financial instruments with a down round feature by means of a cumulative-effect adjustment to the statement of financial position as of the beginning of the first fiscal year and interim period(s) in which the pending content that links to this paragraph is effective. (2) Retrospectively to outstanding financial instruments with a down round feature for each prior reporting period presented in accordance with the guidance on accounting changes in paragraphs 250-10-45-5 through 45-10. The amendments in Part II of this Update do not require any transition guidance because those amendments do not have an accounting effect.

 

NOTE 4 - PURCHASE OF BUSINESS:

 

Pursuant to the terms of a Stock Purchase Agreement dated February 23, 2017, by and among the Company, Comfort Foods, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (“CFI”), Stephen J. Beattie (the “Trustee”), as trustee of the Stephen J. Beattie Revocable Trust of 2013 (the “Trust”) and Victor Janovich (together, with the Trustee on behalf of the Trust, the “Sellers”), the Company, acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of CFI. The transaction was accounted for as a business combination and was not a significant acquisition for the Company. The purpose of the transaction was to expand the Company’s presence in the northeast. The Company purchased the shares of capital stock for a purchase price of $2,300,000 in cash, subject to the holdback of $25,000 for a six month period following the consummation of the transaction to secure the Sellers’ indemnification obligations. In addition, immediately following consummation of the transaction, the Company also paid all of the existing bank debt of CFI, totaling approximately $605,173.

 

As part of the transaction, the employees of CFI remained employees of CFI, with the exception of Stephen Beattie, CFI’s then Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Beattie entered into an advisory agreement (the “Advisory Agreement”) with CFI, dated as of February 23, 2017, pursuant to which Mr. Beattie agreed to provide services to CFI on an independent contractor basis, to ensure continuity of the business and its operations in Massachusetts. The initial term of the Advisory Agreement commenced on April 1, 2017 and was set to expire on December 31, 2017, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Advisory Agreement. On September 6, 2017, the Company terminated the Advisory Agreement. Pursuant to the terms of the Advisory Agreement, Mr. Beattie was paid $5,000 per month.

 

The following table summarizes the assets purchased and liabilities assumed:

 

Assets acquired:     
Cash  $11,898 
Accounts receivable   584,918 
Inventory   1,116,906 
Prepaid expenses   32,681 
Equipment   229,597 
Customer List   170,000 
Goodwill   1,359,502 
Security deposit   26,551 
Less: liabilities assumed   (626,880)
Net assets acquired:  $2,905,173 
Purchase of assets funded by:     
Cash paid  $2,905,173 

 

The operations of CFI have been included in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations since the date of the acquisition on February 23, 2017. The total revenue included for the period is $1,783,986.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 5 - PREPAID GREEN COFFEE:

 

The balance represents advance payments made by OPTCO to several coffee growing cooperatives for the purchase of green coffee. Interest is charged to the cooperatives for these advances. Interest earned was $29,377 and $30,889 for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The prepaid coffee balance was $280,254 at July 31, 2017 and $435,577 at October 31, 2016.

 

NOTE 6 - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE:

 

Trade accounts receivable are stated at the amount the Company expects to collect. The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of its customers to make required payments. Management considers the following factors when determining the collectability of specific customer accounts: customer credit-worthiness, past transaction history with the customer, current economic industry trends, and changes in customer payment terms. Past due balances over 60 days and other higher risk amounts are reviewed individually for collectability. If the financial condition of the Company’s customers were to deteriorate, adversely affecting their ability to make payments, additional allowances would be required. Based on management’s assessment, the Company provides for estimated uncollectible amounts through a charge to earnings and a credit to a valuation allowance. Balances that remain outstanding after the Company has used reasonable collection efforts are written off through a charge to the valuation allowance and a credit to accounts receivable.

 

The reserve for sales discounts represents the estimated discount that customers will take upon payment. The reserve for other allowances represents the estimated amount of returns, slotting fees and volume based discounts estimated to be incurred by the Company from its customers. The allowances are summarized as follows:

 

   July 31, 2017   October 31, 2016 
Allowance for doubtful accounts  $65,000   $65,000 
Reserve for other allowances   35,000    35,000 
Reserve for sales discounts   44,000    44,000 
Totals  $144,000   $144,000 

 

NOTE 7 - INVENTORIES:

 

Inventories at July 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016 consisted of the following:

 

   July 31, 2017   October 31, 2016 
Packed coffee  $2,255,115   $1,804,633 
Green coffee   11,682,840    11,434,024 
Roasters and parts   212,007    210,007 
Packaging supplies   1,513,757    827,626 
Totals  $15,663,719   $14,276,290 

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 8 - COMMODITIES HELD BY BROKER:

 

The Company has used, and intends to continue to use in a limited capacity, short term coffee futures and options contracts primarily for the purpose of partially hedging and minimizing the effects of changing green coffee prices and to reduce our cost of sales. The commodities held at broker represent the market value of the Company’s trading account, which consists of options and future contracts for coffee held with a brokerage firm. The Company uses options and futures contracts, which are not designated or qualifying as hedging instruments, to partially hedge the effects of fluctuations in the price of green coffee beans. Options and futures contracts are recognized at fair value in the condensed consolidated financial statements with current recognition of gains and losses on such positions. The Company’s accounting for options and futures contracts may increase earnings volatility in any particular period.

 

The Company has open position contracts held by the broker, which are summarized as follows:

 

   July 31, 2017   October 31, 2016 
         
Option Contracts  $227,250   $(83,753)
Future Contracts   551,306    218,475 
Total Commodities  $778,556   $134,722 

 

The Company classifies its options and future contracts as trading securities and accordingly, unrealized holding gains and losses are included in earnings and not reflected as a net amount as a separate component of stockholders’ equity.

 

At July 31, 2017, the Company held 116 futures contracts (generally with terms of three to four months) for the purchase of 4,350,000 pounds of green coffee at a weighted average price of $1.27 per pound. The fair market value of coffee applicable to such contracts was $1.39 per pound at that date. At July 31, 2017, the Company did not have any options.

 

At October 31, 2016, the Company held 22 futures contracts (generally with terms of three to four months) for the purchase of 825,000 pounds of green coffee at a weighted average price of $1.45 per pound. The fair market value of coffee applicable to such contracts was $1.64 per pound at that date. At October 31, 2016, the Company did not have any options.

 

The Company recorded realized and unrealized gains and losses respectively, on these contracts as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended July 31, 
   2017   2016 
Gross realized gains  $323,196   $681,200 
Gross realized losses   (1,129,690)   (23,379)
Unrealized (loss) gain   1,379,165    (97,521)
Total  $572,671   $560,300 

 

   Nine Months Ended July 31, 
   2017   2016 
Gross realized gains  $1,050,844   $1,247,113 
Gross realized losses   (1,630,591)   (924,507)
Unrealized (loss) gain   643,834    591,566 
Total  $64,087   $914,172 

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 9 - LINE OF CREDIT:

 

On March 10, 2015, the Company entered into a loan modification agreement (the “Modification Agreement”) with its lender Sterling National Bank (“Sterling”) which modified the terms of the financing agreement with Sterling previously entered into on February 17, 2009 (the “Original Financing Agreement”). Prior to the Modification Agreement, the Original Financing Agreement, as amended, provided for a credit facility in which the Company had a revolving line of credit for a maximum of $7,000,000 (the “Company Loan Facility”). On February 3, 2011, the Company amended the Original Financing Agreement to create a sublimit within the revolving line of credit in the form of a $300,000 term loan for the benefit of GCC. The Original Financing Agreement was set to expire on March 31, 2015. Pursuant to the Modification Agreement, the Original Financing Agreement was modified to, among other things, (i) extend the term of the Original Financing Agreement until February 28, 2017; (ii) increase the maximum amount of the Company Loan Facility from $7,000,000 to $9,000,000; (iii) reduce the interest rate on the average unpaid balance of the line of credit from an interest rate equal to a per annum reference rate of 3.75% to an interest rate per annum equal to the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate; and (iv) require the Company to pay, upon the occurrence of certain termination events, a prepayment premium of 0.50% of the maximum amount of the credit facility in effect as of the date of the termination event. The line was extended through March 31, 2017 and again through April 30, 2017.

 

Also on March 10, 2015, the Company, as guarantor, and OPTCO, as borrower, entered into a new loan facility agreement with Sterling. The OPTCO loan facility is a revolving line of credit for a maximum of $3,000,000 (the “OPTCO Financing Agreement”). The OPTCO Financing Agreement was set to expire on February 28, 2017 but was extended through March 31, 2017 and again through April 30, 2017.

 

On April 25, 2017 the Company and OPTCO (together with the Company, collectively referred to herein as the “Borrowers”) entered into an Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement (the “A&R Loan Agreement”) with Sterling, which consolidated the Company Financing Agreement and the OPTCO Financing Agreement.

 

Pursuant to the A&R Loan Agreement, the terms of each of the Company Financing Agreement and the OPTCO Financing Agreement were amended and restated to, among other things: (i) provide for a new Maturity Date of February 28, 2018; (ii) consolidate the principal amounts of the Company Financing Agreement and the OPTCO Financing Agreement to provide for a maximum principal amount limit of $12,000,000 for the Borrowers, collectively, provided that OPTCO is limited to a $3,000,000 maximum principal amount sublimit; (iii) expand the borrowing base to include, along with 85% of eligible accounts receivable, up to the lesser of $2,000,000 as to the Company and $1,500,000 as to OPTCO; (iv) effective March 1, 2017, converted the interest rate on the average unpaid balance of the A&R Loan Facility from an interest rate per annum equal to the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate to an interest rate per annum equal to the sum of the LIBOR rate plus 2.4%; (v) require the Company and OPTCO to pay, collectively, upon the occurrence of certain termination events, a prepayment premium of 1.0% (as opposed to the 0.5% under the OPTCO Financing Agreement) of the maximum amount of the A&R Loan Facility in effect as of the date of the termination event; (vi) eliminate the overadvance fee; and (vii) establish a Letter of Credit Facility (as defined in the A&R Loan Agreement) with a maximum obligation amount of $1,000,000, and subject to other terms and conditions described therein.

 

Also on April 25, 2017, SONO and CFT (collectively referred to herein as the “Guarantors”), entered into a Guaranty Agreement (the “Guaranty Agreement”) in connection with the Loan Agreement. The Guaranty Agreement was provided as an inducement to Sterling to extend credit to Borrowers in exchange for the Guarantors’ unconditional guarantee of the payment and performance obligations of the Borrowers under the Loan Agreement, as further defined in the Guaranty Agreement.

 

Each of the Company Loan Facility and A&R Loan Agreement contains covenants, subject to certain exceptions, that place annual restrictions on the Borrowers’ operations, including covenants relating to debt restrictions, capital expenditures, indebtedness, minimum deposit restrictions, tangible net worth, net profit, leverage, employee loan restrictions, dividend and repurchase restrictions (common stock and preferred stock), and restrictions on intercompany transactions. The Loan Facility also requires that we maintain a minimum working capital at all times, and the A&R Loan Agreement requires that the Borrowers, on a consolidated basis, maintain a minimum working capital at all times and achieve a minimum net profit amount as of fiscal year end during the term of the A&R Loan Agreement. The Company and OPTCO, as applicable were in compliance with all required financial covenants at July 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016

(Unaudited)

 

Each of the Company Loan Facility and the A&R Loan Agreement is secured by all tangible and intangible assets of the Company. Other than as amended and restated by the A&R Loan Agreement, the Company Financing Agreement and the OPTCO Financing Agreement remains in full force and effect.

 

As of July 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016, the outstanding balance under the bank line of credit was $7,406,325 and $6,958,375, respectively.

 

NOTE 10 - INCOME TAXES:

 

The Company accounts for income taxes pursuant to the asset and liability method which requires deferred income tax assets and liabilities to be computed for temporary differences between the financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in the future based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized. The income tax provision or benefit is the tax incurred for the period plus or minus the change during the period in deferred tax assets and liabilities.

 

The Company adopted FASB authoritative guidance for accounting for uncertainty in income taxes. As of July 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016, the Company did not have any unrecognized tax benefits or open tax positions. The Company’s practice is to recognize interest and/or penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense. As of July 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016, the Company had no accrued interest or penalties related to income taxes. The Company currently has no federal or state tax examinations in progress.

 

The Company files a U.S. federal income tax return and California, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Kansas, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Connecticut, Michigan and Texas state tax returns. The Company’s federal income tax return is no longer subject to examination by the federal taxing authority for the years before fiscal 2013. The Company’s California, Colorado and New Jersey income tax returns are no longer subject to examination by their respective taxing authorities for the years before fiscal 2010. The Company’s Oregon and New York income tax returns are no longer subject to examination by their respective taxing authorities for the years before fiscal 2011.

 

NOTE 11 - EARNINGS PER SHARE:

 

The Company presents “basic” and “diluted” earnings per common share pursuant to the provisions included in the authoritative guidance issued by FASB, “Earnings per Share,” and certain other financial accounting pronouncements. Basic earnings per common share were computed by dividing net income by the sum of the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per common share is computed by dividing the net income by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding plus the dilutive effect of common shares issuable upon exercise of potential sources of dilution.

 

The weighted average common shares outstanding used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share were 5,861,777 and 5,859,918 for the nine and three months ended July 31, 2017, respectively and 6,117,610 and 6,056,420 for the nine and three months July 31, 2016, respectively.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 12 - ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY:

 

Approximately 25% of the Company’s sales were derived from four customers during the nine months ended July 31, 2017. These customers also accounted for approximately $3,193,000 of the Company’s accounts receivable balance at July 31, 2017. Approximately 33% of the Company’s sales were derived from one customer during the nine months ended July 31, 2016. This customer also accounted for approximately $8,588,000 of the Company’s accounts receivable balance at July 31, 2016. Concentration of credit risk with respect to other trade receivables is limited due to the short payment terms generally extended by the Company, by ongoing credit evaluations of customers, and by maintaining an allowance for doubtful accounts that management believes will adequately provide for credit losses.

 

For the nine months ended July 31, 2017, approximately 39% of the Company’s purchases were from eight vendors. These vendors accounted for approximately $354,000 of the Company’s accounts payable at July 31, 2017. For the nine months ended July 31, 2016, approximately 51% of the Company’s purchases were from four vendors. These vendors accounted for approximately $520,000 of the Company’s accounts payable at July 31, 2016. Management does not believe the loss of any one vendor would have a material adverse effect of the Company’s operations due to the availability of many alternate suppliers.

 

Approximately 24% of the Company’s sales were derived from four customers during the three months ended July 31, 2017. Approximately 23% of the Company’s sales were derived from one customer during the three months ended July 31, 2016.

 

For the three months ended July 31, 2017, approximately 27% of the Company’s purchases were from five vendors. For the three months ended July 31, 2016, approximately 42% of the Company’s purchases were from four vendors.

 

NOTE 13 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS:

 

The Company has engaged its 40% partner in GCC as an outside contractor (the “Partner”). Included in contract labor expense are expenses incurred from the Partner during the three and nine months ended July 31, 2017 of $102,147 and $341,197, respectively, for the processing of finished goods.

 

An employee of one of the top eight vendors is a director of the Company. Purchases from that vendor totaled approximately $4,787,000 and $2,587,000 for the nine and three months ended July 31, 2017, respectively and $7,441,000 and $1,885,000 for the nine and three months ended July 31, 2016, respectively. The corresponding accounts payable balance to this vendor was approximately $72,000 and $303,000 at July 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

In January 2005, the Company established the “Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan.” Currently, there is only one participant in the plan: Andrew Gordon, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Within the plan guidelines, this employee is deferring a portion of his current salary and bonus. The assets are held in a separate trust. The deferred compensation payable represents the liability due to an officer of the Company. The assets are included in the Deposits and other assets in the accompanying balance sheets. The deferred compensation asset and liability at July 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016 were $509,170 and $489,668, respectively.

 

NOTE 14 - STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

 

a. Treasury Stock. The Company utilizes the cost method of accounting for treasury stock. The cost of reissued shares is determined under the last-in, first-out method. The Company did not purchase any shares during the three months ended July 31, 2017. The Company purchased 337,269 shares for $1,754,878 during the year ended October 31, 2016.

 

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COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JULY 31, 2017 AND 2016
(Unaudited)

 

b. Share Repurchase Program. On January 24, 2014, the Company announced that the Board of Directors had approved a share repurchase program (the “2014 Share Repurchase Program”) pursuant to which the Company may repurchase up to $1 million of its outstanding shares of common stock from time to time on the open market and in privately negotiated transactions subject to market conditions, share price and other factors. The 2014 Share Repurchase Program may be discontinued or suspended at any time. The Company does not intend to make any further repurchases under the 2014 Share Repurchase Program and the 2014 Share Repurchase Program is terminated. As of October 31, 2016, pursuant to the terms of the 2014 Share Repurchase Program, the Company had repurchased 156,415 shares of outstanding common stock in an amount equal in value to $995,729. On September 29, 2015, the Company announced that the Board of Directors had approved a share repurchase program (the “2015 Share Repurchase Program”) pursuant to which the Company may repurchase up to $2 million of the outstanding common stock from time to time on the open market and in privately negotiated transactions subject to market conditions, share price and other factors. The timing and amount of any shares repurchased will be determined based on the Company’s evaluation of market conditions and other factors. The 2015 Share Repurchase Program may be discontinued or suspended at any time. Pursuant to the terms of the 2015 Share Repurchase Program, the Company purchased 3,384 shares during the quarter ended April 30, 2017 and the Company purchased 337,269 shares during the year ended October 31, 2016 for $1,754,878. Also pursuant to the terms of the 2015 Share Repurchase Program, the Company had repurchased 53,687 shares of outstanding common stock in an amount equal in value to $226,850 during the year ended October 31, 2015. The Company does not intend to make any further repurchases under the 2015 Share Repurchase Program and the 2015 Share Repurchase Program is terminated.

 

NOTE 15 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS:

 

On September 13, 2017, the Company announced that the Board of Directors had approved a share repurchase program (the “2017 Share Repurchase Program”) pursuant to which the Company may repurchase up to $2 million of its outstanding shares of common stock from time to time on the open market and in privately negotiated transactions subject to market conditions, share price and other factors. The 2017 Share Repurchase Program may be discontinued or suspended at any time.

 

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ITEM 2 - MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

 

Some of the matters discussed under the caption “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation” and elsewhere in this quarterly report include forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We have based these forward-looking statements upon information available to management as of the date of this Form 10-Q and management’s expectations and projections about future events, including, among other things:

 

  our dependency on a single commodity could affect our revenues and profitability;
     
  our success in expanding our market presence in new geographic regions;
     
  the effectiveness of our hedging policy may impact our profitability;
     
  the success of our joint ventures;
     
  our success in implementing our business strategy or introducing new products;
     
  our ability to attract and retain customers;
     
  our ability to obtain additional financing;
     
  the effects of competition from other coffee manufacturers and other beverage alternatives;
     
  the impact to the operations of our Colorado facility;
     
  general economic conditions and conditions which affect the market for coffee;
     
  the macro global economic environment;
     
  our ability to maintain and develop our brand recognition;
     
  the impact of rapid or persistent fluctuations in the price of coffee beans;
     
  fluctuations in the supply of coffee beans;
     
  the volatility of our common stock; and
     
  other risks which we identify in future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

 

In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “future,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate” and similar expressions (or the negative of such expressions). Any or all of our forward looking statements in this quarterly report and in any other public statements we make may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions we might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. In addition, we undertake no responsibility to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances, that occur after the date of this quarterly report.

 

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Overview

 

We are an integrated wholesale coffee roaster and dealer in the United States and one of the few coffee companies that offers a broad array of coffee products across the entire spectrum of consumer tastes, preferences and price points. As a result, we believe that we are well-positioned to increase our profitability and endure potential coffee price volatility throughout varying cycles of the coffee market and economic conditions.

 

Our operations have primarily focused on the following areas of the coffee industry:

 

  the sale of wholesale specialty green coffee;
     
  the roasting, blending, packaging and sale of private label coffee;
     
  the roasting, blending, packaging and sale of our eight proprietary brands of coffee; and
     
  sales of our tabletop coffee roasting equipment.

 

Our operating results are affected by a number of factors including:

 

  the level of marketing and pricing competition from existing or new competitors in the coffee industry;
     
  our ability to retain existing customers and attract new customers;
     
  our hedging policy;
     
  fluctuations in purchase prices and supply of green coffee and in the selling prices of our products; and
     
  our ability to manage inventory and fulfillment operations and maintain gross margins.

 

Our net sales are driven primarily by the success of our sales and marketing efforts and our ability to retain existing customers and attract new customers. For this reason, we have made, and will continue to evaluate, strategic decisions to invest in measures that are expected to increase net sales. These transactions include our acquisition of Premier Roasters, LLC, including equipment and a roasting facility in La Junta, Colorado, the addition of a west coast sales manager to increase sales of our private label and branded coffees to new customers, our joint venture with Caruso’s Coffee, Inc. of Brecksville, Ohio, the transaction with OPTCO and our licensing arrangement with DTS8 Coffee Company, Ltd. On June 23, 2016, we formed our wholly-owned subsidiary, Sonofresco, LLC (“SONO”), a Delaware limited liability company. On June 29, 2016, we purchased through SONO, substantially all the assets, including equipment, inventory, customer list and relationships of Coffee Kinetics, LLC, a Washington limited liability company . On February 24, 2017, we acquired 100% of the capital stock of Comfort Foods, Inc. (“CFI”), a Massachusetts based medium sized coffee roaster, manufacturing both branded and private label coffee for retail and foodservice customers. We paid $2.3 million in cash for 100% of the capital stock of CFI. We believe these efforts will allow us to expand our business.

 

Our net sales are affected by the price of green coffee. We purchase our green coffee from dealers located primarily within the United States. The dealers supply us with coffee beans from many countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Kenya, Indonesia, Brazil and Uganda. The supply and price of coffee beans are subject to volatility and are influenced by numerous factors which are beyond our control. For example, in Brazil, which produces approximately 40% of the world’s green coffee, the coffee crops are historically susceptible to frost in June and July and drought in September, October and November. However, because we purchase coffee from a number of countries and are able to freely substitute one country’s coffee for another in our products, price fluctuations in one country generally have not had a material impact on the price we pay for coffee. Accordingly, price fluctuations in one country generally have not had a material effect on our results of operations, liquidity and capital resources. Historically, because we generally have been able to pass green coffee price increases through to customers, increased prices of green coffee generally result in increased net sales.

 

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The supply and price of coffee beans are subject to volatility and are influenced by numerous factors which are beyond our control. Historically, we have used, and intend to continue to use in a limited capacity, short-term coffee futures and options contracts primarily for the purpose of partially hedging the effects of changing green coffee prices. In addition, we acquired, and expect to continue to acquire, futures contracts with longer terms, generally three to four months, primarily for the purpose of guaranteeing an adequate supply of green coffee. Realized and unrealized gains or losses on options and futures contracts are reflected in our cost of sales. Gains on options and futures contracts reduce our cost of sales and losses on options and futures contracts increase our cost of sales. The use of these derivative financial instruments has generally enabled us to mitigate the effect of changing prices. We believe that, in normal economic times, our hedging policies remain a vital element to our business model not only in controlling our cost of sales, but also giving us the flexibility to obtain the inventory necessary to continue to grow our sales while trying to minimize margin compression during a time of historically high coffee prices. However, no strategy can entirely eliminate pricing risks and we generally remain exposed to losses on futures contracts when prices decline significantly in a short period of time, and we would generally remain exposed to supply risk in the event of non-performance by the counterparties to any of our futures contracts. Although we have had net gains on options and futures contracts in the past, we have incurred significant losses on options and futures contracts during some recent reporting periods. In these cases, our cost of sales has increased, resulting in a decrease in our profitability or increase in our losses. Such losses have and could in the future materially increase our cost of sales and materially decrease our profitability and adversely affect our stock price. See “Item 3, Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. If our hedging policy is not effective, we may not be able to control our coffee costs, we may be forced to pay greater than market value for green coffee and our profitability may be reduced.” Failure to properly design and implement an effective hedging strategy may materially adversely affect our business and operating results. If the hedges that we enter do not adequately offset the risks of coffee bean price volatility or our hedges result in losses, our cost of sales may increase, resulting in a decrease in profitability or increased losses. As previously announced, as a result of the volatile nature of the commodities markets, we have and are continuing to scale back our use of hedging and short-term trading of coffee futures and options contracts, and intend to continue to use these practices in a limited capacity going forward.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Estimates are used for, but not limited to, the accounting for the allowance for doubtful accounts, inventories, assets held for sale, income taxes, commodities held and loss contingencies. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

We believe the following critical accounting policies, among others, may be impacted significantly by judgment, assumptions and estimates used in the preparation of the financial statements:

 

  We recognize revenue in accordance with the relevant authoritative guidance. Revenue is recognized at the point title and risk of ownership transfers to its customers which is upon the shippers taking possession of the goods because i) title passes in accordance with the terms of the purchase orders and with our agreements with our customers, ii) any risk of loss is covered by the customers’ insurance, iii) there is persuasive evidence of a sales arrangement, iv) the sales price is determinable and v) collection of the resulting receivable is reasonably assured. Thus, revenue is recognized at the point of shipment.
     
  Our allowance for doubtful accounts is maintained to provide for losses arising from customers’ inability to make required payments. If there is deterioration of our customers’ credit worthiness and/or there is an increase in the length of time that the receivables are past due greater than the historical assumptions used, additional allowances may be required. For example, every additional one percent of our accounts receivable that becomes uncollectible, would decrease our operating income by approximately $104,000 for the quarter ended July 31, 2017. The reserve for sales discounts represents the estimated discount that customers will take upon payment. The reserve for other allowances represents the estimated amount of returns, slotting fees and volume based discounts estimated to be incurred by us from our customers.

 

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  Inventories are stated at lower of cost (determined on a first-in, first-out basis) or market. Based on our assumptions about future demand and market conditions, inventories are subject to be written-down to market value. If our assumptions about future demand change and/or actual market conditions are less favorable than those projected, additional write-downs of inventories may be required. Each additional one percent of potential inventory writedown would have decreased operating income by approximately $157,000 for the quarter ended July 31, 2017.
     
  The commodities held at broker represent the market value of the Company’s trading account, which consists of option and futures contracts for coffee held with a brokerage firm. We use options and futures contracts, which are not designated or qualifying as hedging instruments, to partially hedge the effects of fluctuations in the price of green coffee beans. Options and futures contracts are recognized at fair value in the consolidated financial statements with current recognition of gains and losses on such positions. We classify options and futures contracts as trading securities and accordingly, unrealized holding gains and losses are included in earnings. We record realized and unrealized gains and losses in our cost of sales in the statement of operations/income.
     
  We account for income taxes in accordance with the relevant authoritative guidance. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are computed for temporary differences between the financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in the future based on enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred tax assets are reflected on the balance sheet when it is determined that it is more likely than not that the asset will be realized.
     
  Our goodwill consists of the cost in excess of the fair market value of the acquired net assets of OPTCO, SONO and CFI, which has been integrated into a structure that does not provide the basis for separate reporting units. Consequently, we are a single reporting unit for goodwill impairment testing purposes. We also have intangible assets consisting of our customer list and relationships and trademarks acquired from OPTCO and SONO. At July 31, 2017, our balance sheet reflected goodwill and intangible assets as set forth below:

 

   July 31, 2017 
Customer list and relationships, net  $375,375 
Trademarks   180,000 
Goodwill   2,377,407 
      
   $2,932,782 

 

Goodwill and the trademarks which are deemed to have indefinite lives are subject to annual impairment tests. Goodwill impairment tests require the comparison of the fair value and carrying value of reporting units. We assess the potential impairment of goodwill and intangible assets annually and on an interim basis whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. Upon completion of such review, if impairment is found to have occurred, a corresponding charge will be recorded. The value assigned to the customer list and relationships is being amortized over a twenty year period.

 

Because we are a single reporting unit, the closing NASDAQ Capital Market price of our common stock as of the acquisition date was used as a basis to measure the fair value of goodwill. Goodwill and the intangible assets will be tested annually at the end of each fiscal year to determine whether they have been impaired. Upon completion of each annual review, there can be no assurance that a material charge will not be recorded. Impairment testing is required more often than annually if an event or circumstance indicates that an impairment or decline in value may have occurred.

 

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Three Months Ended July 31, 2017 Compared to the Three Months Ended July 31, 2016

 

Net Sales. Net sales totaled $17,979,068 for the three months ended July 31, 2017, an increase of $624,535 or 3.6%, from $17,354,533 for the three months ended July 31, 2016. The increase in net sales reflects our gain of approximately $4,000,000 in sales of both branded and private label coffee to both new and existing customers, partially offset by reduced wholesale transactions with our largest wholesale green coffee customer of approximately $3,400,000.

 

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales for the three months ended July 31, 2017 was $14,903,594, or 82.9% of net sales, as compared to $14,203,343, or 81.8% of net sales, for the three months July 31, 2016. Cost of sales consists primarily of the cost of green coffee and packaging materials and realized and unrealized gains or losses on hedging activity. The increase in cost of sales reflects the change in the product mix due to our reduced wholesale transactions with our largest wholesale green coffee customer.

 

Gross Profit. Gross profit for the three months ended July 31 2017 was $3,075,474, a decrease of $75,716 from $3,151,190 for the three months ended July 31, 2016. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales decreased to 17.1% for the three months ended July 31, 2017 from 18.2% for the three months ended July 31, 2016. Although we experienced improved margins on our wholesale and roasted business during the quarter, the decrease in gross profits was due in part to the integration of our acquisition of CFI.

 

Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses increased by $1,027,420 to $2,895,643 for the three months ended July 31, 2017 from $1,868,223 for the three months ended July 31, 2016. The quarter ended July 31, 2017 included approximately $208,409 of selling and administrative expenses from our subsidiary SONO and approximately $444,530 of selling and administrative expenses from our subsidiary CFI which were not fully included in the July 31, 2016 numbers since the SONO transaction was completed in late June 2016 and the CFI transaction occurred in 2017. Also, we incurred increases in shipping expenses of $175,481, salary expense of $42,169 and medical insurance expense of $22,946. These increases were the result of our reinvestment in our growth and expansion strategy.

 

Other Income (Expense). Other expense for the three months ended July 31, 2017 was $62,408, an increase of $28,822 from $33,586 for the three months ended July 31, 2016. The increase in other expense was attributable to an increase in interest expense of $25,408 and a reduction in our interest income of $3,897.

 

Income Taxes. Our provision for income taxes for the three months ended July 3, 2017 totaled $23,911 compared to a provision of $448,399 for the three months ended July 31, 2016. The change was attributable to the difference in the gain for the quarter ended July 31, 2017 as compared to the gain in the quarter ended July 31, 2016.

 

Net Income. We had net income of $32,800 or $0.01 per share basic and diluted, for the three months ended July 31, 2017 compared to net income of $755,518, or $0.12 per share basic and diluted for the three months ended July 31, 2016. The decrease in net income was due primarily to the reasons described above.

 

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Nine Months Ended July 31, 2017 Compared to the Nine Months Ended July 31, 2016

 

Net Sales. Net sales totaled $55,398,538 for the nine months ended July 31, 2017, a decrease of $6,168,330, or 10%, from $61,566,868 for the nine months ended July 31, 2016. The decrease in net sales reflects our reduced wholesale transactions with our largest wholesale green coffee customer of approximately $18,900,000 which was partially offset by a gain of approximately $12,700,000 million in sales of both branded and private label coffee to both new and existing customers.

 

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 was $46,469,896, or 83.9% of net sales, as compared to $52,455,081, or 85.2% of net sales, for the nine months July 31, 2016. Cost of sales consists primarily of the cost of green coffee and packaging materials and realized and unrealized gains or losses on hedging activity. The decrease in cost of sales reflects the change in the product mix due to our reduced wholesale transactions with our largest wholesale green coffee customer.

 

Gross Profit. Gross profit for the nine months ended July 31 2017 was $8,928,642, a decrease of $183,145 from $9,111,787 for the nine months ended July 31, 2016. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales increased to 16.1% for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 from 14.8% for the nine months ended July 31, 2016. Although we experienced improved margins on our wholesale and roasted business during the nine months ended July 31, 2017, the decrease in gross profits was due in part to the the integration of our acquisition of CFI .

 

Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses increased by $2,381,687 to $8,044,152 for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 from $5,662,465 for the nine months ended July 31, 2016. Operating expenses for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 included approximately $640,895 of selling and administrative expenses from our subsidiary SONO and approximately $769,861 of selling and administrative expenses from our subsidiary CFI which were not included in the July 31, 2016 numbers since the SONO transaction was completed in late June 2016 and the CFI transaction occurred in 2017. Also, we incurred increases in shipping expenses of $248,446, salary expense of $154,188, medical insurance expense of $82,133, depreciation expense of $20,669 and technology expenses of $22,334. These increases were the result of our reinvestment in our growth and expansion strategy.

 

Other Income (Expense). Other expense for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 was $163,007, an increase of $76,703 from $86,304 from the nine months ended July 31, 2016. The increase in other expense was attributable to an increase in interest expense of $76,203.

 

Income Taxes. Our provision for income taxes for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 totaled $153,453 compared to a provision of $1,236,319 for the nine months ended July 31, 2016. The change was attributable to the difference in the gain for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 as compared to the gain in the nine months ended July 31, 2016.

 

Net Income. We had net income of $410,319 or $0.07 per share basic and diluted, for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 compared to net income of $2,025,888, or $0.33 per share basic and diluted for the nine months ended July 31, 2016. The decrease in net income was due primarily to the reasons described above.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of July 31, 2017, we had working capital of $20,526,054, which represented a $1,143,388 decrease from our working capital of $21,669,442 as of October 31, 2016, and total stockholders’ equity of $25,133,697 which increased by $594,494 from our total stockholders’ equity of $24,539,203 as of October 31, 2016. Our working capital decreased primarily due to decreases of $540,257 in cash, $3,099,806 in accounts receivable, $155,323 in prepaid green coffee, $81,545 in deferred tax assets, increases of $447,950 in our line of credit and deferred income tax liabilities of $60,785 partially offset by increases of $1,387,429 in inventories, $86,421 in prepaid expenses and other current assets, $315,962 in prepaid and refundable income taxes, $643,834 in due from broker and a decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $807,582. As of July 31, 2017, the outstanding balance on our line of credit was $7,406,325 compared to $6,958,375 as of October 31, 2016. Total stockholders’ equity increased due to our net income.

 

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On March 10, 2015, the Company entered into a loan modification agreement (the “Modification Agreement”) with its lender Sterling National Bank (“Sterling”) which modified the terms of the financing agreement with Sterling previously entered into on February 17, 2009 (the “Original Financing Agreement”). Prior to the Modification Agreement, the Original Financing Agreement, as amended, provided for a credit facility in which the Company had a revolving line of credit for a maximum of $7,000,000 (the “Company Loan Facility”). On February 3, 2011, the Company amended the Original Financing Agreement to create a sublimit within the revolving line of credit in the form of a $300,000 term loan for the benefit of GCC. The Original Financing Agreement was set to expire on March 31, 2015. Pursuant to the Modification Agreement, the Original Financing Agreement was modified to, among other things, (i) extend the term of the Original Financing Agreement until February 28, 2017; (ii) increase the maximum amount of the Company Loan Facility from $7,000,000 to $9,000,000; (iii) reduce the interest rate on the average unpaid balance of the line of credit from an interest rate equal to a per annum reference rate of 3.75% to an interest rate per annum equal to the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate; and (iv) require the Company to pay, upon the occurrence of certain termination events, a prepayment premium of 0.50% of the maximum amount of the credit facility in effect as of the date of the termination event. The line was extended through March 31, 2017 and again through April 30, 2017.

 

Also on March 10, 2015, the Company, as guarantor, and OPTCO, as borrower, entered into a new loan facility agreement with Sterling. The OPTCO loan facility is a revolving line of credit for a maximum of $3,000,000 (the “OPTCO Financing Agreement”). The OPTCO Financing Agreement was set to expire on February 28, 2017 but was extended through March 31, 2017 and again through April 30, 2017.

 

On April 25, 2017 the Company and OPTCO (together with the Company, collectively referred to herein as the “Borrowers”) entered into an Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement (the “A&R Loan Agreement”) with Sterling, which consolidated the Company Financing Agreement and the OPTCO Financing Agreement.

 

Pursuant to the A&R Loan Agreement, the terms of each of the Company Financing Agreement and the OPTCO Financing Agreement were amended and restated to, among other things: (i) provide for a new Maturity Date of February 28, 2018; (ii) consolidate the principal amounts of the Company Financing Agreement and the OPTCO Financing Agreement to provide for a maximum principal amount limit of $12,000,000 for the Borrowers, collectively, provided that OPTCO is limited to a $3,000,000 maximum principal amount sublimit; (iii) expand the borrowing base to include, along with 85% of eligible accounts receivable, up to the lesser of $2,000,000 as to the Company and $1,500,000 as to OPTCO; (iv) effective March 1, 2017, converted the interest rate on the average unpaid balance of the A&R Loan Facility from an interest rate per annum equal to the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate to an interest rate per annum equal to the sum of the LIBOR rate plus 2.4%; (v) require the Company and OPTCO to pay, collectively, upon the occurrence of certain termination events, a prepayment premium of 1.0% (as opposed to the 0.5% under the OPTCO Financing Agreement) of the maximum amount of the A&R Loan Facility in effect as of the date of the termination event; (vi) eliminate the overadvance fee; and (vii) establish a Letter of Credit Facility (as defined in the A&R Loan Agreement) with a maximum obligation amount of $1,000,000, and subject to other terms and conditions described therein.

 

Also on April 25, 2017, SONO and CFT (collectively referred to herein as the “Guarantors”), entered into a Guaranty Agreement (the “Guaranty Agreement”) in connection with the Loan Agreement. The Guaranty Agreement was provided as an inducement to Sterling to extend credit to Borrowers in exchange for the Guarantors’ unconditional guarantee of the payment and performance obligations of the Borrowers under the Loan Agreement, as further defined in the Guaranty Agreement.

 

Each of the Company Loan Facility and A&R Loan Agreement contains covenants, subject to certain exceptions, that place annual restrictions on the Borrowers’ operations, including covenants relating to debt restrictions, capital expenditures, indebtedness, minimum deposit restrictions, tangible net worth, net profit, leverage, employee loan restrictions, dividend and repurchase restrictions (common stock and preferred stock), and restrictions on intercompany transactions. The Loan Facility also requires that we maintain a minimum working capital at all times, and the A&R Loan Agreement requires that the Borrowers, on a consolidated basis, maintain a minimum working capital at all times and achieve a minimum net profit amount as of fiscal year end during the term of the A&R Loan Agreement. The Company and OPTCO, as applicable were in compliance with all required financial covenants at April 30, 2017 and October 31, 2016.

 

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Each of the Company Loan Facility and the A&R Loan Agreement is secured by all tangible and intangible assets of the Company. Other than as amended and restated by the A&R Loan Agreement, the Company Financing Agreement and the OPTCO Financing Agreement remains in full force and effect.

 

As of July 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016, the outstanding balance under the bank line of credit was $7,406,325 and $6,958,375, respectively.

 

For the nine months ended July 31, 2017, our operating activities provided net cash of $2,506,995 as compared to the nine months ended July 31, 2016 when operating activities used net cash of $1,269,207. The increase in cash flow from operations for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 was primarily due to our accounts receivable.

 

For the nine months ended July 31, 2017, our investing activities used net cash of $3,479,373 as compared to the nine months ended July 31, 2016 when net cash used by investing activities was $1,518,495. The increase in our uses of cash in investing activities was due to our increased outlays for equipment and the purchase of CFI during the nine months ended July 31, 2017.

 

For the nine months ended July 31, 2017, our financing activities provided net cash of $432,121 compared to net cash provided by financing activities of $764,327 for the nine months ended July 31, 2016. The change in cash flow from financing activities for the nine months ended July 31, 2017 was due to our decreased net principal advances on our line of credit.

 

We expect to fund our operations, including paying our liabilities, funding capital expenditures and making required payments on our indebtedness, through July 31, 2018 with cash provided by operating activities and the use of our credit facility. In addition, an increase in eligible accounts receivable and inventory would permit us to make additional borrowings under our line of credit.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

 

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ITEM 3 - QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Market risks relating to our operations result primarily from changes in interest rates and commodity prices as further described below.

 

Interest Rate Risks. We are subject to market risk from exposure to fluctuations in interest rates. As of July 31, 2017, our debt consisted of $7,406,325 of variable rate debt under our revolving line of credit. Our line of credit provides for a maximum of $12,000,000 and is payable monthly in arrears on the average unpaid balance of the line of credit at an interest rate equal to a per annum reference rate (currently approximately 4.0%). This loan is secured by all tangible and intangible assets of the Company.

 

Commodity Price Risks. The supply and price of coffee beans are subject to volatility and are influenced by numerous factors which are beyond our control. Historically, we have used, and intend to continue to use in a limited capacity, short-term coffee futures and options contracts primarily for the purpose of partially hedging the effects of changing green coffee prices, as further explained in Note 8 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in this Report. In addition, we acquired, and expect to continue to acquire, futures contracts with longer terms, generally three to four months, primarily for the purpose of guaranteeing an adequate supply of green coffee. Realized and unrealized gains or losses on options and futures contracts are reflected in our cost of sales. Gains on options and futures contracts reduce our cost of sales and losses on options and futures contracts increase our cost of sales. The use of these derivative financial instruments has generally enabled us to mitigate the effect of changing prices. We believe that, in normal economic times, our hedging policies remain a vital element to our business model not only in controlling our cost of sales, but also giving us the flexibility to obtain the inventory necessary to continue to grow our sales while trying to minimize margin compression during a time of historically high coffee prices. However, no strategy can entirely eliminate pricing risks and we generally remain exposed to losses on futures contracts when prices decline significantly in a short period of time, and we would generally remain exposed to supply risk in the event of non-performance by the counterparties to any of our futures contracts. Although we have had net gains on options and futures contracts in the past, we have incurred significant losses on options and futures contracts during some recent reporting periods. In these cases, our cost of sales has increased, resulting in a decrease in our profitability or increase our losses. Such losses have and could in the future materially increase our cost of sales and materially decrease our profitability and adversely affect our stock price. See “Item 1A – Risk Factors - If our hedging policy is not effective, we may not be able to control our coffee costs, we may be forced to pay greater than market value for green coffee and our profitability may be reduced” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2016 filed with the SEC on January 27, 2017. Failure to properly design and implement an effective hedging strategy may materially adversely affect our business and operating results. If the hedges that we enter do not adequately offset the risks of coffee bean price volatility or our hedges result in losses, our cost of sales may increase, resulting in a decrease in profitability or increased losses. As previously announced, as a result of the volatile nature of the commodities markets, we have and are continuing to scale back our use of hedging and short-term trading of coffee futures and options contracts, and intend to continue to use these practices in a limited capacity going forward.

 

At July 31, 2017, the Company held 116 futures contracts (generally with terms of three to four months) for the purchase of 4,350,000 pounds of green coffee at a weighted average price of $1.27 per pound. The fair market value of coffee applicable to such contracts was $1.39 per pound at that date. At July 31, 2017, the Company did not have any options.

 

At October 31, 2016, the Company held 22 futures contracts (generally with terms of three to four months) for the purchase of 825,000 pounds of green coffee at a weighted average price of $1.45 per pound. The fair market value of coffee applicable to such contracts was $1.64 per pound at that date. At October 31, 2016, the Company did not have any options.

 

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ITEM 4 - CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Management, which includes our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon that evaluation, our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file and submit under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported as and when required and (ii) accumulated and communicated, as is appropriate, to our management, including our principal executive officer and financial officer to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation that occurred during our last fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or that is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1 - LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

We are not a party to, and none of our property is the subject of, any pending legal proceedings other than routine litigation that is incidental to our business. To our knowledge, no governmental authority is contemplating initiating any such proceedings.

 

ITEM 1A - RISK FACTORS.

 

There were no material changes during the quarter ended July 31, 2017 to the Risk Factors disclosed in Item 1A “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2016 filed with the SEC on January 27, 2017.

 

ITEM 2 - UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

 

None.

 

ITEM 3 - DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

 

None.

 

ITEM 4 - MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

None.

 

ITEM 5 - OTHER INFORMATION.

 

None.

 

ITEM 6 - EXHIBITS.

 

31.1 Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer’s Certification furnished pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

32.1 Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer’s Certification furnished pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

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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 and in the capacities indicated on September 13, 2017.

 

  Coffee Holding Co., Inc.
   
Date: September 13, 2017 By: /s/ Andrew Gordon
    Andrew Gordon President
    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

 

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