SOURCE: Coffee Holding Co., Inc.

Coffee Holding Co., Inc.

January 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Reports Year End Results

STATEN ISLAND, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 2015) - Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: JVA) (the "Company") today announced its operating results for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014:

The Company had net income of $4,967,535, or $0.78 per share basic and diluted, for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014 compared to a net loss of $(1,480,235), or $(0.23) per share basic and diluted for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013. The increase in net income reflects the increased profitability of sales and the increased realized and unrealized gains of $3,739,264 on hedging activities during the year.

Net sales totaled $108,863,097 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014, a decrease of $25,117,662, or 18.8%, from $133,980,759 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013. The decrease in net sales primarily reflects a decrease of 20% in pounds of green coffee sold during fiscal year 2014. The Company believes that the decrease in pounds of green coffee sold resulted from a continued decrease in purchases by customers as a result of market volatility and a significant increase in coffee prices. Reduced sales of green coffee to one customer were partially offset by increased sales to new smaller specialty gourmet roasters at improved margins as the Company began reducing its inventory position into a rising market during the first half of 2014.

Cost of sales for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014 was $93,334,118, or 85.7% of net sales, as compared to $128,011,678, or 95.5% of net sales, for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013. 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 favorable inventory positions and rising coffee prices which allowed for improved margins during fiscal year 2014, and increased realized and unrealized gains on hedging activities of $3,739,264. 

Gross profit for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014 was $15,528,979, an increase of $9,559,898 from $5,969,081 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales increased to 14.3% for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014 from 4.5% for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013. The increase in margins reflects realized and unrealized gains in the Company's hedging activities and favorable inventory positions.

Total operating expenses increased $5,542 to $7,527,452 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014 from $7,521,910 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013. Selling and administrative expenses decreased $71,767, or 1.03%, to $6,868,052 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014 from $6,939,819 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013. Officers' salary increased $77,309 or 13.3% to $659,400 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014 from $582,091 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013.

"We are pleased to report to our shareholders a significant improvement over last year's results. We believe we have turned the corner in finding the correct balance in sales mix within our different areas of business, which we expect to simultaneously allow us to achieve both our targeted level of gross profitability along with increases in revenue for the foreseeable future," said Andrew Gordon, President & CEO.

About Coffee Holding

Coffee Holding 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. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
OCTOBER 31, 2014 AND 2013
             
    2014     2013  
             
- ASSETS -
CURRENT ASSETS:            
  Cash   $ 3,782,639     $ 4,035,669  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $144,000 for 2014 and 2013     15,419,860       12,362,792  
  Inventories     15,210,153       9,373,018  
  Prepaid green coffee     467,155       439,290  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     260,112       336,494  
  Prepaid and refundable income taxes     759       1,000,317  
  Deferred income tax asset     343,657       1,330,666  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     35,484,335       28,878,246  
                 
Machinery and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $3,704,802 and $3,130,902 for 2014 and 2013, respectively     1,991,094       2,060,350  
Customer list and relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $33,750 and $26,250 for 2014 and 2013, respectively     116,250       123,750  
Trademarks     180,000       180,000  
Goodwill     440,000       440,000  
Equity method investments     97,404       98,178  
Deposits and other assets     643,549       618,498  
    TOTAL ASSETS   $ 38,952,632     $ 32,399,022  
                 
- LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY - 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:            
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 8,693,100     $ 7,244,822  
  Line of credit     2,498,458       1,229,182  
  Due to broker     484,924       984,040  
  Income taxes payable     331,051       -  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     12,007,533       9,458,044  
                 
Deferred income tax liabilities     165,157       145,666  
Deferred rent payable     209,640       195,452  
Deferred compensation payable     515,549       515,498  
TOTAL LIABILITIES     12,897,879       10,314,660  
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:                
  Coffee Holding Co., Inc. stockholders' equity:                
  Preferred stock, par value $.001 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued     -       -  
  Common stock, par value $.001 per share; 30,000,000 shares authorized, 6,456,316 shares issued; 6,215,894 and 6,372,309 shares outstanding for 2014 and 2013     6,456       6,456  
  Additional paid-in capital     15,904,109       15,904,109  
  Retained earnings     11,079,168       6,111,633  
  Less: Treasury stock, 240,422 and 84,007 common shares, at cost for 2014 and 2013     (1,267,862 )     (272,133 )
  Total Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Stockholders' Equity     25,721,871       21,750,065  
Noncontrolling interest     332,882       334,297  
    TOTAL EQUITY     26,054,753       22,084,362  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 38,952,632     $ 32,399,022  
                 
 
COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FISCAL YEARS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2014 AND 2013
             
    2014     2013  
NET SALES   $ 108,863,097     $ 133,980,759  
                 
COST OF SALES (which include purchases of approximately $17.5 million and $31.2 million in fiscal years 2014 and 2013, respectively, from a related party)     93,334,118       128,011,678  
                 
GROSS PROFIT     15,528,979       5,969,081  
                 
OPERATING EXPENSES:                
  Selling and administrative     6,868,052       6,939,819  
  Officers' salaries     659,400       582,091  
    TOTAL     7,527,452       7,521,910  
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS     8,001,527       (1,552,829 )
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):                
  Interest income     44,962       43,144  
  Loss from equity method investments     (774 )     (105,781 )
  Interest expense     (80,493 )     (106,184 )
    TOTAL     (36,305 )     (168,821 )
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE PROVISION (BENEFIT) FOR INCOME TAXES AND NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY     7,965,222       (1,721,650 )
                 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     2,947,102       (393,767 )
                 
NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY     5,018,120       (1,327,883 )
Less: Net income attributable to the non-controlling interest in subsidiary     (50,585 )     (152,352 )
                 
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.   $ 4,967,535     $ (1,480,235 )
                 
                 
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share   $ .78     $ (.23 )
                 
Dividends declared per share   $ .00     $ .06  
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                
Basic and diluted     6,333,212       6,372,309  
                 
 
COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FISCAL YEARS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2014 AND 2013
             
    2014     2013  
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:            
  Net income (loss)   $ 5,018,120     $ (1,327,883 )
  Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
    Depreciation and amortization     581,400       506,934  
    Unrealized (gain) on commodities     (499,116 )     (383,349 )
    Loss on equity method investments     774       105,781  
    Deferred rent     14,188       28,784  
    Deferred income taxes     1,006,500       (515,000 )
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
    Accounts receivable     (3,057,068 )     270,336  
    Inventories     (5,837,135 )     2,434,063  
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets     76,382       367,519  
    Prepaid green coffee     (27,865 )     (289,290 )
    Prepaid and refundable income taxes     999,558       (937,554 )
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses     1,448,278       (3,531,885 )
    Deposits and other assets     (25,001 )     16,407  
    Income taxes payable     331,051       (21,122 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     30,066       (3,276,259 )
                 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
  Proceeds from disposition of equity method investment     -       232,069  
  Purchases of machinery and equipment     (504,644 )     (768,029 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (504,644 )     (535,960 )
                 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
  Advances under bank line of credit     4,051,522       6,821,366  
  Principal payments under bank line of credit     (2,782,245 )     (6,154,684 )
  Purchase of treasury stock     (995,729 )     -  
  Payment of dividend     (52,000 )     (387,377 )
Net cash provided by financing activities     221,548       279,305  
                 
                 
NET DECREASE IN CASH     (253,030 )     (3,532,914 )
                 
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD     4,035,669       7,568,583  
                 
CASH, END OF PERIOD   $ 3,782,639     $ 4,035,669  
                 
    2014     2013  
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW DATA:                
  Interest paid   $ 73,692     $ 108,608  
  Income taxes paid   $ 1,432,777     $ 803,626  
                 
Schedule of noncash investing and financing activities:
 
      Proceeds from disposition of equity method investment:
         
    2014   2013
             
Inventory received   $ -   $ 503,500
Settlement of accounts payable     -     992,402
Total noncash proceeds   $ -   $ 1,495,902
             
             

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Coffee Holding Co., Inc.
    Andrew Gordon
    President & CEO
    (718) 832-0800