Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Reports Results for Three and Six Months Ended April 30, 2019

6/19, 2:15 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

STATEN ISLAND, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (Nasdaq: JVA) (the “Company” or “Coffee Holding Company”) today announced its operating results for the three months and six months ended April 30, 2019.

Net Sales. Net sales totaled $20,716,491 for the three months ended April 30, 2019, a decrease of $1,477,407, or 7%, from $22,193,898 for the three months ended April 30, 2018. The decrease in net sales reflects the lower selling price of coffee during this quarter as well as a decrease in sales of approximately $2,000,000 to the Company’s former largest wholesale green coffee customer.

Net sales totaled $44,350,299 for the six months ended April 30, 2019, an increase of $73,183 from $44,277,116 for the six months ended April 30, 2018. The increase in net sales reflects the continued integration of the Steep & Brew business into the Company’s sales mix as well as the Company’s increased sales of its branded and private label coffees, partially offset by a decrease of approximately $2,000,000 in sales to the Company’s former largest wholesale green coffee customer and a decrease in sales to Sears due to its bankruptcy filing.

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales for the three months ended April 30, 2019 was $17,174,825, or 82.9% of net sales, as compared to $18,326,914, or 82.6% of net sales, for the three months April 30, 2018. 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 was due to the Company’s decreased sales partially offset by the increased cost of steel cans due to the increased tariffs and an increase in the Company’s losses on its hedging of futures and option contracts.

Cost of sales for the six months ended April 30, 2019 was $36,239,592, or 81.7% of net sales, as compared to $36,614,421, or 82.7% of net sales, for the six months April 30, 2018. 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 was due to the Company’s decreased sales offset by the increased cost of steel cans due to the increased tariffs and the Company’s increased losses from its hedging of futures and option contracts.

Gross Profit. Gross profit for the three months ended April 30, 2019 was $3,541,666, a decrease of $325,318 from $3,866,984 for the three months ended April 30, 2018. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales decreased to 17.1% for the three months ended April 30, 2019 from 17.4% for the three months ended April 30, 2018. The decrease in gross profits resulted from higher steel and trucking costs as well as the Company’s increased losses from its hedging of futures and option contracts.

Gross profit for the six months ended April 30, 2019 was $8,110,707, an increase of $448,012 from $7,662,695 for the six months ended April 30, 2018. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales increased to 18.3% for the six months ended April 30, 2019 from 17.3% for the six months ended April 30, 2018. The increase in gross profits resulted from improved margins on the Company’s wholesale and roasted business, partially offset by higher steel and trucking costs.

Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses increased by $630,910 to $3,634,408 for the three months ended April 30, 2019 from $3,003,498 for the three months ended April 30, 2018. Selling and administrative expenses increased $644,006, or 22.7%, to $3,477,254 for the three months ended April 30, 2019 from $2,833,248 for the three months ended April 30, 2018. The primary reasons for this increase were the acquisition of Steep & Brew and the increase in the Company’s freight costs as the Company increased and expanded its product distribution. Officers’ salary decreased by $13,096 or 7.7% to $157,154 for the three months ended April 30, 2019 from $170,250 for the three months ended April 30, 2018.

Total operating expenses increased by $1,82,833 to $7,513,415 for the six months ended April 30, 2019 from $5,910,582 for the six months ended April 30, 2018. Selling and administrative expenses increased $1,582,833, or 28.4%, to $7,152,915 for the six months ended April 30, 2019 from $5,570,082 for the six months ended April 30, 2018. The primary reasons for this increase were the acquisition of Steep & Brew and the increase in the Company’s freight costs as the Company increased and expanded its product distribution. Officers’ salary increased by $20,000 or 5.9% to $360,500 for the six months ended April 30, 2019 from $340,500 for the six months ended April 30, 2018. 

Net Income. The Company had a net loss of $238,468 or $0.04 per share basic and diluted, for the three months ended April 30, 2019 compared to net income of $510,849, or $0.09 per share basic and diluted for the three months ended April 30, 2018. The Company had net income of $76,247 or $0.01 per share basic and diluted, for the six months ended April 30, 2019 compared to net income of $942,236, or $0.16 per share basic and diluted for the six months ended April 30, 2018. The decrease in net income was due primarily to the reasons described above.

“The continued bear market in coffee weighed heavily on our results depressing revenues and profitability as coffee prices sank to fresh fourteen year lows during the past quarter; down an additional 16% over the last ninety day period. With approximately 50% of our revenues derived from the sale of green coffee beans there are really no effective means to insulate ourselves and our revenues from the decline in green coffee prices,” said Andrew Gordon, President and CEO of Coffee Holding Company. “Obviously these were not the results we anticipated at the start of this fiscal year. However, as a result of our horizontally integrated business model, gross profits, excluding losses from hedging, held steady during this period even as coffee prices collapsed. Our fully integrated platform enabled us to withstand many of the industry fundamental pressures that most of our competitors are unable to withstand.

“Like many of my colleagues in the coffee market, we did not anticipate the length and severity of this decline, the most extensive I’ve been involved with in my thirty five years of coffee industry experience. The playing field has fundamentally changed over the past few years from a supply/demand ballgame to a volatile atmosphere due to the over involvement of outside speculative forces. However, at this point, we’ve absorbed our paper losses during this quarter while at the same time locking in an extremely favorable physical inventory position for the foreseeable future. Even if prices do not rally in a meaningful way over the next 90-120 days and currently they have risen over 10% from their low, we believe the worst is behind us and a return to profitability is expected to occur. Obviously, if the market were to rally substantially, both revenues and gross profits would quickly move in the same direction.

“Over the past four years I believe we have done a tremendous job replacing the lost revenues from our former largest customer, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. At one point, revenues from GMCR accounted for over 60% of our sales; including a decline of over two million dollars in this quarter compared to the same period last year. Our efforts to diversify our customer and revenue base have resulted in an increase in revenues during this period of approximately 50% through a combination of new customers for both our brands and private label as well as acquisitions, most notably Comfort Foods in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, our profitability has been mixed during this same period as transportation, health care, salaries and most recently tariffs and low coffee prices have had an adverse effect on our ability to expand our margins and increase our profits. However, we maintain that our strategies are correct and the results will begin to become more apparent and consistent in the immediate future as the negativity seems to be baked in at the moment.

“Finally, we continue to spend a significant amount of time on CBD and its potential role in the coffee market. Over the past year we have also had a large number of conversations with our customers and their interest in CBD coffee offerings. We have been pleased by their positive responses to this potentially market opportunity. As such, we will continue to spend time analyzing the CBD coffee market and finding the right time to enter it as the regulatory environment evolves,” concluded Andrew Gordon, the President and CEO of Coffee Holding Company.

About Coffee Holding

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. is a leading 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. Coffee Holding has been a family-operated business for three generations and has remained profitable through varying cycles in the coffee industry and the economy. The Company’s private label and branded coffee products are sold throughout the United States, Canada and abroad to supermarkets, wholesalers, and individually owned and multi-unit retail customers.

Any statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the Company’s outlook on future margin performance. Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions, and future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may be beyond our control, and which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements upon information available to management as of the date of this release and management’s expectations and projections about certain future events. It is possible that the assumptions made by management for purposes of such statements may not materialize. Such statements may involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those relating to product demand, pricing, market acceptance, hedging activities, the effect of economic conditions, intellectual property rights, the outcome of competitive products, risks in product development, the results of financing efforts, the ability to complete transactions, and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement for events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.

Company Contact

Coffee Holding Co., Inc.
Andrew Gordon
President& CEO
718-832-0800

COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
APRIL 30, 2019 AND OCTOBER 31, 2018

  April 30, 2019  October 31, 2018 
   (Unaudited)     
- ASSETS -        
CURRENT ASSETS:        
Cash $3,163,494  $4,611,384 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $144,000 for 2019 and 2018  8,741,240   9,914,297 
Inventories  16,414,475   15,271,106 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  510,335   578,861 
Prepaid and refundable income taxes  230,515   383,206 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS  29,060,059   30,758,854 
         
Machinery and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $6,582,909 and $6,251,828 for 2019 and 2018, respectively  2,305,849   2,350,208 
Customer list and relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $128,834 and $108,875 for 2019 and 2018, respectively  556,166   576,125 
Trademarks and tradenames  1,488,000   1,488,000 
Other intangible assets  331,124   331,124 
Non-compete, net of accumulated amortization of $19,800 and $9,900 for 2019 and 2018, respectively  79,200   89,100 
Goodwill  2,157,661   2,157,661 
Equity method investments  89,698   89,776 
Deferred income tax asset  520,273   440,325 
Deposits and other assets  664,089   552,904 
TOTAL ASSETS $37,252,119  $38,834,077 
         
- LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY -        
CURRENT LIABILITIES:        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $2,896,135  $4,833,548 
Line of credit  5,767,540   6,260,014 
Due to broker  626,434   22,046 
Note payable      70,255 
Income taxes payable  15,114   1,505 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES  9,305,223   11,187,368 
         
Deferred income tax liabilities  847,932   882,022 
Deferred rent payable  218,042   242,143 
Deferred compensation payable  474,997   532,726 
TOTAL LIABILITIES  10,846,194   12,844,259 
         
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; 5,569,349 shares outstanding as of April 30 2019 and October 31, 2018  6,494   6,494 
Additional paid-in capital  16,129,075   16,104,075 
Retained earnings  13,481,014   13,404,767 
Less: Treasury stock, 925,331 common shares, at cost as of April 30, 2019 and October 31, 2018  (4,633,560)  (4,633,560)
Total Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Stockholders’ Equity  24,983,023   24,881,776 
Noncontrolling interest  1,422,902   1,108,042 
TOTAL EQUITY  26,405,925   25,989,818 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $37,252,119  $38,834,077 

COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
SIX AND THREE MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2019 AND 2018
(Unaudited)

  Six Months Ended
April 30,
  Three Months Ended  
April 30,
 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
NET SALES $44,350,299  $44,277,116  $20,716,491  $22,193,898 
                 
COST OF SALES (including $4.1 and $4.4 million of related party costs for the six months ended April 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Including $2.3 and $3.0 million for the three months ended April 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.)  36,239,592   36,614,421   17,174,825   18,326,914 
                 
GROSS PROFIT  8,110,707   7,662,695   3,541,666   3,866,984 
                 
OPERATING EXPENSES:                
Selling and administrative  7,152,915   5,570,082   3,477,254   2,833,248 
Officers’ salaries  360,500   340,500   157,154   170,250 
TOTAL  7,513,415   5,910,582   3,634,408   3,003,498 
                 
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS  597,292   1,752,113   (92,742)  863,486 
                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)                
Interest income  5,353   7,737   3,565   4,690 
Gain (loss) from equity method investment  (78)  (4,558)  (184)  257 
Interest expense  (130,331)  (186,649)  (64,091)  (94,141)
TOTAL  (125,056)  (183,470)  (60,710)  (89,194)
                 
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE PROVISION (BENEFIT) FOR INCOME TAXES AND NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY  472,236   1,568,643   (153,452)  774,292 
                 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  81,130   394,916   (44,790)  181,152 
                 
NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY  391,106   1,173,727   (108,662)  593,140 
Less: Net (income) attributable to the non-controlling interest  (314,859)  (231,491)  (129,806)  (82,291)
                 
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. $76,247  $942,236  $(238,468) $510,849 
                 
Basic and diluted earnings per share $.01  $.16  $(.04) $.09 
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                
Basic and diluted  5,569,349   5,743,967   5,569,349   5,721,635 

COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2019 AND 2018
(Unaudited)

  2019  2018 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:        
Net income $391,106  $1,173,727 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization  360,940   352,777 
Stock-based compensation  25,000   - 
Unrealized loss (gain) on commodities  604,388   (852,908)
Loss (gain) on equity method investments  78   4,558 
Deferred rent  (24,101)  882 
Deferred income taxes  (114,038)  307,450 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Accounts receivable  1,173,057   (403,173)
Inventories  (1,143,369)  1,105,528 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  68,526   306,413 
Prepaid green coffee  -   58,953 
Prepaid and refundable income taxes  152,691   25,463 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  (1,937,413)  (1,513,226)
Deposits and other assets  (168,914)    
Income taxes payable  13,609   (1,046)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities  (598,440)  565,398 
         
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:        
Cash paid for business acquisition  -   (2,740,217)
Purchases of machinery and equipment  (286,721)  (280,128)
Net cash used in investing activities  (286,721)  (3,020,345)
         
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:        
Advances under bank line of credit  7,526   3,800,200 
Purchase of treasury stock  -   (438,790)
Principal payment on note payable  (70,255)    
Principal payments under bank line of credit  (500,000)    
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities  (562,729)  3,361,410 
         
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH  (1,447,890)  906,463 
         
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD  4,611,384   2,325,650 
         
CASH, END OF PERIOD $3,163,494  $3,232,113 
       
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW DATA:        
Interest paid $131,901  $178,293 
Income taxes paid $28,868  $26,863 

COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2019 AND 2018
(Unaudited)

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:    
On April 24, 2018 Generations Coffee Company acquired the assets of Steep & Brew, Inc.:    
     
Accounts receivable $86,442 
Inventory  1,140,893 
Equipment  450,000 
Prepaid expenses  62,882 
Non-compete  150,000 
Goodwill  1,000,000 
Less: Note payable  150,000 
Net cash paid $2,740,217 

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