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Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Reports Results for the Three and Six Months Ended April 30, 2013

Jun 13 2013 12:00AM

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STATEN ISLAND, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/13 -- Coffee Holding Co., Inc. ("Coffee Holding") (NASDAQ: JVA) today announced its operating results for the three and six months ended April 30, 2013. In this release, the Company:

•Reports net sales of $68,004,850 for the six months ended April 30, 2013 and $36,686,047 for the three months ended April 30, 2013 compared to net sales of $93,687,243 for the six months ended April 30, 2012 and $37,085,559 for the three months ended April 30, 2012; and

•Reports net loss of $395,512, or $0.06 per share (basic and diluted) for the three months ended April 30, 2013 compared to net loss of $370,247, or $0.06 per share (basic and diluted) for the three months ended April 30, 2012.

Results of Operations

The Company had a net loss of $395,512, or $0.06 per share basic and diluted, for the three months ended April 30, 2013 compared to a net loss of $370,247 or $0.06 per share basic and diluted, for the three months ended April 30, 2012. The slight increase in the net loss primarily reflects lower coffee prices for the period. The Company had net income of $542,025, or $0.09 per share basic and $0.08 diluted, for the six months ended April 30, 2013 compared to net income of $1,208,098 or $0.19 per share basic and $0.18 diluted, for the six months ended April 30, 2012. The decrease in the net income primarily reflects lower sales for the period year over year and the write off of our investment in Global Mark partially offset by higher margins during the period.

Net sales totaled $36,686,047 for the three months ended April 30, 2013, a decrease of $399,512, or 1.08%, from $37,085,559 for the three months ended April 30, 2012. The slight decrease in net sales primarily reflects lower coffee prices for 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Net sales totaled $68,004,850 for the six months ended April 30, 2013, a decrease of $25,682,393, or 27.41%, from $93,687,243 for the six months ended April 30, 2012. The decrease in net sales primarily reflects lower coffee prices as well as reduced volumes of wholesale green coffee sales and a more normalized rate of sales recorded in the first quarter of 2013.

Cost of sales for the three months ended April 30, 2013 was $35,301,868 or 96.2% of net sales, as compared to $35,701,667 or 96.3% of net sales for the three months ended April 30, 2012. The decrease in cost of sales reflects lower prices paid for green coffee during this period compared to the same period in 2012. Cost of sales for the six months ended April 30, 2013 was $62,936,854 or 92.5% of net sales, as compared to $87,853,608 or 93.8% of net sales for the six months ended April 30, 2012. The decrease in cost of sales reflects lower green coffee prices during the six months as well as a shift in our overall business to a higher percentage of roasted coffee sales which tend to be more profitable on a percentage basis than our green coffee.

Total operating expenses decreased by $10,094, or 0.53%, to $1,894,255 for the three months ended April 30, 2013 as compared to operating expenses of $1,904,349 for the three months ended April 30, 2012. The decrease in operating expenses was due to a decrease in selling and administrative expense of $10,094. Total operating expenses increased by $58,411, or 1.6%, to $3,790,651 for the six months ended April 30, 2013 as compared to operating expenses of $3,732,240 for the six months ended April 30, 2012. The increase in operating expenses was due to an increase in selling and administrative expense of $75,632, partially offset by a decrease in officers' salaries of $17,221.

"We are pleased with our quarterly results as three year lows in the green coffee market continued to provide pressure on our ability to maintain gross margins on our increasing wholesale green coffee business. In addition, the low commodity prices also continued to provide pressure on our profit margins in both our private label and branded coffee divisions as we increased our promotional activity necessary to remain competitive at the supermarket shelf level. Falling commodity prices, especially in a short period of time, continue to be a risk in our business. However, we believe we have managed these conditions well as we maintained our sales and gross margins towards our targeted year-end level of nine percent. We feel these commodity headwinds are likely to end as coffee prices have well exceeded most targeted levels to the downside and are potentially poised to rise in the second half of 2013. If they do, we believe our positions in both the green coffee and retail markets will provide us with the opportunity for expanded profits as well as renewed growth in our top line revenues," said Andrew Gordon, President & CEO.

"In addition, we have launched several new initiatives this quarter which we believe will prove beneficial to our results. Revenues from our recent licensing arrangement of our Don Manuel Colombian coffee in China along with increased sales of green coffee in China, should add to our profitability and we believe the China market's potential upside remains both untapped and highly viable. Also, we recently launched our Premier Roasters ™ 100 % Arabica Whole Bean Coffee line packed in composite cans. These 100 % Arabica products, available in light, medium and dark roasts blends, utilize some of the finest Arabica beans available from Central American harvests. We believe these new Premier Roasters 100 % Arabica coffees are the most upscale line we have ever offered for the traditional supermarket shelf. We also believe this new innovative product line, unique to almost all traditional supermarket offerings, will resonate positively with the consumer who is looking for 100 % Arabica Whole Bean product packed in a more sustainable packaging concept than currently available. The product's presentation is not only extremely appealing and more creative than traditional bulk offerings seen in most grocery stores; but will also maintain its freshness for an extended period of time because of the packaging, which is a distinct advantage for both the retailer and the end user. We remain excited and upbeat regarding the overall condition of our business and look forward to generating better and more normalized levels of earnings over the next several quarters," concluded Mr. Gordon.

The Company's Dividend Program

As previously announced, the Company's board of directors has continued to evaluate the Company's previous dividend program. Consistent with the Company's growth strategy, the Company's board of directors has elected to utilize cash flow to facilitate reinvestment in the Company in lieu of payment of quarterly dividends. "Given our growth strategy and changes in 2013 tax rates, we believe by reinvesting in the Company, we can better optimize shareholder value," Mr. Gordon stated.

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. 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. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements. Such statements may involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those relating to product demand, coffee prices, pricing of our products, market acceptance, 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 APRIL 30, 2013 AND OCTOBER 31, 2012 (Unaudited) April 30, October 31, 2013 2012 ------------ ------------ - ASSETS -CURRENT ASSETS: Cash $ 7,615,141 $ 7,568,583 Accounts receivable, net of allowances and reserves of $213,674 for 2013 and 2012 10,726,416 12,633,128 Inventories 8,751,842 11,303,581 Prepaid green coffee 459,473 150,000 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 659,937 704,013 Prepaid and refundable income taxes 465,730 62,763 Deferred income tax, net 621,267 702,655 ------------ ------------ TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 29,299,806 33,124,723Machinery and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $2,862,195 and $2,631,468 for 2013 and 2012, respectively 2,030,872 1,791,754Customer list and relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $22,500 and $18,750 for 2013 and 2012, respectively 127,500 131,250Trademarks 180,000 180,000Goodwill 440,000 440,000Equity method investment 98,913 1,931,931Deferred income tax asset 9,733 -Deposits and other assets 628,119 648,094 ------------ ------------ TOTAL ASSETS $ 32,814,943 $ 38,247,752 ============ ============ - LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY -CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 6,753,530 $ 11,769,107 Line of credit - 562,500 Due to broker 1,336,834 1,367,389 Income taxes payable 370 21,122 ------------ ------------ TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 8,090,734 13,720,118Deferred income tax liabilities - 32,655Deferred rent payable 174,691 166,668Deferred compensation payable 515,458 528,687 ------------ ------------ TOTAL LIABILITIES 8,780,883 14,448,128 ------------ ------------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; 6,372,309 shares outstanding for 2012 and 2011 6,456 6,456 Additional paid-in capital 15,904,109 15,904,109 Retained earnings 8,133,893 7,979,247 Less: Treasury stock, 84,007 common shares, at cost for 2012 and 2011 (272,133) (272,133) ------------ ------------ Total Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Stockholders' Equity 23,772,325 23,617,679 Non-controlling interest 261,735 181,945 ------------ ------------ TOTAL EQUITY 24,034,060 23,799,624 ------------ ------------ TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 32,814,943 $ 38,247,752 ============ ============ COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Six Months Ended Three Months Ended April 30, April 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------NET SALES $68,004,850 $93,687,243 $36,686,047 $37,085,559COST OF SALES (including $18.4 and $17.5 million of related party costs for the six months ended April 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Including $8.7 and $7.0 million for the three months ended April 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.) 62,936,854 87,853,608 35,301,868 35,701,667 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------GROSS PROFIT 5,067,996 5,833,635 1,384,179 1,383,892 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------OPERATING EXPENSES: Selling and administrative 3,519,614 3,443,982 1,753,155 1,763,249 Officers' salaries 271,037 288,258 141,100 141,100 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------TOTAL 3,790,651 3,732,240 1,894,255 1,904,349 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS 1,277,345 2,101,395 (510,076) (520,457) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE) Interest income 17,805 18,641 10,226 4,758 Loss from equity method investment (105,046) (31,098) (609) (10,961) Interest expense (60,779) (106,532) (22,379) (40,803) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------TOTAL (148,020) (118,989) (12,762) (47,006) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES AND NON- CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY 1,129,325 1,982,406 (522,838) (567,463) Provision (benefit) for income taxes 507,510 730,813 (127,974) (233,687) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY 621,815 1,251,593 (394,864) (333,776) Less: Net (income) attributable to the non-controlling interest (79,790) (43,495) (648) (36,471) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. $ 542,025 $ 1,208,098 $ (395,512) $ (370,247) =========== =========== =========== ===========Basic earnings (loss) per share $ .09 $ .19 $ (.06) $ (.06) =========== =========== =========== ===========Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ .08 $ .18 $ (.06) $ (.06) =========== =========== =========== ===========Dividends declared per share $ .06 $ .06 $ .00 $ .03 =========== =========== =========== ===========Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 6,372,309 6,372,309 6,372,309 6,372,309 =========== =========== =========== =========== Diluted 6,639,309 6,644,309 6,372,309 6,372,309 =========== =========== =========== =========== COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS SIX MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2013 AND 2012 (Unaudited) 2013 2012 ------------ ------------OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $ 621,815 $ 1,251,593 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 234,476 223,398 Unrealized gain on commodities (30,555) (1,296,613) Loss on equity method investment 989 31,098 Loss on disposition of equity method investment 104,057 Deferred rent 8,023 9,874 Deferred income taxes 39,000 493,000 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 1,906,712 6,386,652 Inventories 3,055,239 1,482,771 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 44,076 68,534 Prepaid green coffee (309,473) 338,471 Prepaid and refundable income taxes (402,967) (123,219) Accounts payable and accrued expenses (4,023,176) (6,428,912) Deposits and other assets 6,746 9,746 Income taxes payable (20,752) (100) ------------ ------------ Net cash provided by operating activities 1,234,210 2,446,293 ------------ ------------INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Purchase of equity method investment - (2,000,000) Proceeds from disposition of equity method investment 232,069 - Purchases of machinery and equipment (469,844) (188,640) ------------ ------------ Net cash used in investing activities (237,775) (2,188,640) ------------ ------------FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Advances under bank line of credit 3,466,969 90,112,780 Principal payments under bank line of credit (4,029,469) (91,795,389) Payment of dividend (387,377) (387,378) ------------ ------------ Net cash used in financing activities (949,877) (2,069,987) ------------ ------------NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH 46,558 (1,812,334)CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD 7,568,583 4,244,335 ------------ ------------CASH, END OF PERIOD $ 7,615,141 $ 2,432,001 ============ ============SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW DATA: Interest paid $ 64,177 $ 121,872 ============ ============ Income taxes paid $ 477,991 $ 343,805 ============ ============





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





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