SOURCE: Coffee Holding Co., Inc.

Coffee Holding Co., Inc.

March 11, 2016 09:00 ET

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Reports Results for Three Months Ended January 31, 2016

STATEN ISLAND, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2016) - Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: JVA) (the "Company") today announced its operating results for the three months ended January 31, 2016:

Net sales totaled $22,805,397 for the three months ended January 31, 2016, a decrease of $15,600,582, or 40.62%, from $38,405,979 for the three months ended January 31, 2015. The decrease in net sales reflects lower coffee prices during the quarter and our reduced wholesale transactions with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. ("GMCR") of approximately $15,541,000.

Cost of sales for the three months ended January 31, 2016 was $20,154,348, or 88.38% of net sales, as compared to $36,484,535, or 95.0% of net sales, for the three months ended January 31, 2015. 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 lower commodity prices during the quarter and our reduced wholesale transactions with GMCR.

Gross profit for the three months ended January 31, 2016 was $2,651,049, an increase of $729,605 from $1,921,444 for the three months ended January 31, 2015. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales increased to 11.62% for the three months ended January 31, 2016 from 5.0% for the three months ended January 31, 2015. The increase in gross profits was due to improved margins on our wholesale and roasted business as well as a decrease in our losses quarter to quarter on our hedging operations.

Total operating expenses increased by $21,718 to $1,840,810 for the three months ended January 31, 2016 from $1,819,092 for the three months ended January 31, 2015. The increase was primarily the result of an increase of $10,603, or 0.6%, to $1,676,960 in selling and administrative expenses for the three months ended January 31, 2016 from $1,666,357 for the three months ended January 31, 2015.

The Company had net income of $439,569 or $0.07 per share basic and diluted, for the three months ended January 31, 2016 compared to net income of $71,801, or $0.01 per share basic and diluted for the three months ended January 31, 2015. The increase in net income was due primarily to the reasons described above.

"Despite a severely depressed commodity price backdrop along with a significant decline in sales volume to our largest green coffee wholesale customer, we still managed to deliver our third consecutive quarter of positive earnings results. We achieved these results through growth in our three key business areas. We experienced an increase in poundage sold in our specialty green coffee business but in terms of dollars, our sales were lower by $564,000 due to low commodity pricing as the coffee market was down over 30% year over year. Sales of our private label coffees were up by 4.5% in terms of cases and by the same amount in their dollar equivalent. Our flagship brand, Café Caribe, showed a 10% increase in case sales versus the first quarter of 2015, as additional distribution in the Midwest and Texas markets improved these overall results. With the coffee market stabilizing at current levels, and what we believe is the end of a 26 month decline in which coffee prices dropped from $2.25 to a low of $1.11 per pound, we believe that we will see continued increases in both case sales and green coffee poundage sold but at a higher dollar equivalency. Increased sales combined with improving margins should provide us with a positive headwind for the first time in several quarters," said Andrew Gordon President and Chief Executive Officer of Coffee Holding Co., Inc.

Mr. Gordon continued, "Our business remains healthy and we will look for additional ways to continue to improve our margins in addition to growing our already diverse customer base. Although we are experiencing a downturn in revenues from our largest green coffee wholesale customer, we do have contractual arrangements with that customer through calendar 2017 and we believe we will continue to maintain this arrangement for the foreseeable future even if not to the same levels of concentration as in previous years. We do not anticipate this change to materially affect our ability to generate a healthy level of profitability in our overall business model."

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 and its share repurchase program. 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.

   
   
   
COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
JANUARY 31, 2016 AND OCTOBER 31, 2015  
   
    January 31,
2016
    October 31,
2015
 
      (Unaudited )        
- ASSETS -  
CURRENT ASSETS:                
  Cash   $ 5,927,324     $ 3,853,816  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $144,000 for 2016 and 2015     11,271,047       10,968,237  
  Inventories     11,880,135       13,862,818  
  Prepaid green coffee     573,580       620,452  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     245,262       256,202  
  Prepaid income taxes     1,176,727       1,434,577  
  Refund receivable     613,438       -  
  Deferred income tax asset     376,973       997,720  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     32,064,486       31,993,822  
                 
Machinery and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $4,374,784 and $4,241,256 for 2016 and 2015, respectively     1,926,403       1,845,000  
Customer list and relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $43,125 and $41,250 for the periods ended January 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively     106,875       108,750  
Trademarks     180,000       180,000  
Goodwill     440,000       440,000  
Equity method investments     96,114       96,571  
Deposits and other assets     580,248       610,499  
  TOTAL ASSETS   $ 35,394,126     $ 35,274,642  
                 
- LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY -  
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 5,178,604     $ 4,021,389  
  Line of credit     4,154,121       5,554,121  
  Due to broker     482,284       483,835  
  Income taxes payable     250       -  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     9,815,259       10,059,345  
                 
Deferred income tax liabilities     106,473       92,370  
Deferred rent payable     224,345       222,055  
Deferred compensation payable     452,248       482,499  
TOTAL LIABILITIES     10,598,325       10,856,269  
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, 6,456,316 shares issued; 6,162,207 shares outstanding for the periods ended January 31 2016 and 2015, respectively     6,456       6,456  
  Additional paid-in capital     15,904,109       15,904,109  
  Retained earnings     10,105,509       9,665,940  
  Less: Treasury stock, 294,109 common shares, at cost for 2016 and 2015     (1,494,712 )     (1,494,712 )
  Total Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Stockholders' Equity     24,521,362       24,081,793  
Noncontrolling interest     274,439       336,580  
  TOTAL EQUITY     24,795,801       24,418,373  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 35,394,126     $ 35,274,642  
                 
   
   
   
COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME  
THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2016 AND 2015  
(Unaudited)  
   
    January 31,
2016
    January 31,
2015
 
NET SALES   $ 22,805,397     $ 38,405,979  
                 
COST OF SALES (which include purchases of approximately $3.5 million and $9.8 million for the three months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, from a related party)     20,154,348       36,484,535  
                 
GROSS PROFIT     2,651,049       1,921,444  
                 
OPERATING EXPENSES:                
Selling and administrative     1,676,960       1,666,357  
  Officers' salaries     163,850       152,735  
  TOTAL     1,840,810       1,819,092  
                 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS     810,239       102,352  
                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):                
  Interest income     10,012       8,297  
  (Loss) Gain from equity method investments     (456 )     715  
  Interest expense     (39,803 )     (53,979 )
  TOTAL     (30,247 )     (44,967 )
                 
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES AND                
NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY     779,992       57,385  
                 
  Provision (Benefit) for income taxes     302,564       (31,104 )
                 
NET INCOME BEFORE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY     477,428       88,489  
  Less: net income attributable to the non-controlling interest in subsidiary     (37,859 )     (16,688 )
                 
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.   $ 439,569     $ 71,801  
                 
Basic and diluted earnings per share   $ 0.07     $ 0.01  
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                
  Basic and diluted     6,162,207       6,215,894  
                 
   
   
   
COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2016 AND 2015  
(Unaudited)  
   
    January 31,
2016
    January 31,
2015
 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                
  Net income   $ 477,428     $ 88,489  
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided (used in) by operating activities:                
  Depreciation and amortization     135,402       145,673  
  Unrealized (gain) loss on commodities     (1,551 )     1,361,809  
  Loss (Gain) on equity method investments     457       (715 )
  Deferred rent     2,290       3,104  
  Deferred income taxes     634,850       (490,500 )
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
  Accounts receivable     (302,810 )     (5,875,323 )
  Inventories     1,982,683       1,647,264  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     10,940       (8,558 )
  Prepaid green coffee     46,872       248,704  
  Prepaid and refundable income taxes     257,850       (135,187 )
  Refund receivable     (613,438 )     -  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses     1,157,215       (272,203 )
  Income taxes payable     250       143,258  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     3,788,438       (3,144,185 )
                 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
  Purchases of machinery and equipment     (214,930 )     (38,473 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (214,930 )     (38,473 )
                 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
  Advances under bank line of credit     600,000       5,000,000  
  Principal payments under bank line of credit     (2,000,000 )     (2,000,000 )
  Payment of dividend     (100,000 )     (80,000 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (1,500,000 )     2,920,000  
                 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH     2,073,508       (262,658 )
                 
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD     3,853,816       3,782,639  
                 
CASH, END OF PERIOD   $ 5,927,324     $ 3,519,981  
    January 31,
2016
  January 31,
2015
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW DATA:            
  Interest paid   $ 72,463   $ 46,479
  Income taxes paid   $ 23,052   $ 453,205
             

Contact Information

  • Company Contact

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