Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Certain statements contained in this section and elsewhere in this Form 10-Q constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, (i) trends affecting our financial condition or results of operations; (ii) our business and growth strategies; (iii) the mortgage loan industry and the financial status of religious organizations; (iv) our financing plans; and other risks detailed in the Company's other periodic reports filed with the
A detailed statement of risks and uncertainties is contained in our reports to the
Plan of Operation
We were founded in
We currently have sixty-three first mortgage loans aggregating
Results of Operations
Fiscal 2014 Three Months Compared to Fiscal 2013 Three Months
Our net income for the three months ended
Interest expense was approximately
We follow a loan loss allowance policy on our portfolio of loans outstanding. This critical policy requires complex judgments and estimates. We record mortgage loans receivable at their estimated net realizable value, which is the unpaid principal balance less the allowance for mortgage loans. Our loan policy provides an allowance for estimated uncollectible loans based on an evaluation of the current status of the loan portfolio. This policy provides for principal amounts outstanding on a particular loan if cumulative interruptions occur in the normal payment schedule of a loan. Our policy will provide for the outstanding principal amount of a loan in our portfolio if the amount is in doubt of being collected. Additionally, no interest income is recognized on impaired loans or loans that are in the foreclosure process.
We will declare a loan to be in default and will place the loan on non-accrual status when the following thresholds have been met: (i) the borrower has missed three consecutive mortgage payments; (ii) the borrower has not communicated to the Company any legitimate reason for delinquency in its payments to the Company and has not arranged for the re-continuance of payments; (iii) lines of communication to the borrower have broken down such that any reasonable prospect of rehabilitating the loan and return of regular payments is gone.
Our policies on payments received and interest accrued on non-accrual loans are as follows: (i) We will accept payments on loans that are currently on non-accrual status when a borrower has communicated to us that they intend to meet their mortgage obligations. A payment made on a non-accrual loan is considered a good faith deposit as to the intent to resume their mortgage payment obligation. This good faith deposit is credited back to interest first then principal as stated in the mortgage loan documentation. (ii) A letter outlining the re-payment terms or the restructure terms (if any) of the loan is provided to the borrower. This letter will be signed by the Senior Pastor and all board members of the borrower. This letter resumes the obligation to make payments on non-accrual loans. (iii) The borrower must meet all its payment obligations for the next 120 days without interruption in order to be removed from non-accrual status.
When a loan is declared in default according to our policy or deemed to be doubtful of collection, the loan committee of our Advisor will direct the staff to charge-off the uncollectable receivables.
Allowance for losses on mortgage loans receivable increased during the three months ended
Our lending practices limit deployment of our capital to churches and other non-profit religious organizations. The total principal amount of our second mortgage loans is limited to 20% of our average invested assets. We currently have two second mortgage loans totaling approximately
years based on historical financial statements. We do not loan money based on projections or pledge programs. The loan amount to any borrower cannot exceed 75% loan to appraised value. Typically, we do not loan over 70% loan to value except in extenuating circumstances. In addition, the borrower's long-term debt (including the proposed loan) cannot exceed four times the borrower's gross income for the previous twelve month period.
Historically, loans in our portfolio are outstanding for an average of six years. Our borrowers are typically small independent churches with little or no borrowing history. Once a church establishes a payment history with us, they look to refinance their loan with a local bank, credit union or other financial institution which is willing to provide financing since the borrower has established a payment history and have demonstrated they can meet their mortgage debt obligations.
Operating expenses for the three months ended
Mortgage Loans and Real Estate Held for Sale
Two mortgage loans were paid in full during the three months ended
During the year ended
We currently own
Both the First Mortgage Bonds and Second Mortgage Bonds have been modified to a fully amortized fixed rate, quarterly interest payment of 6.25% with a new maturity date of
We record real estate held for sale at the estimated fair value, which is net of the expected expenses related to the sale of the real estate. We recorded an additional impairment on our real estate held for sale of
We have elected to operate as a real estate investment trust (REIT), therefore we are required, among other things, to distribute to shareholders at least 90% of "Taxable Income" in order to maintain our REIT status. The dividends declared and paid to shareholders may include cash from origination fees even though they are not recognized as income in their entirety for the period under generally accepted accounting principles in
We paid a dividend of
Our Board of Directors declared a dividend of
Liquidity and Capital Resources
We generate revenue through implementation of our business plan of making mortgage loans to, and acquiring first mortgage bonds issued by, churches and other non-profit religious organizations. Our revenue is derived principally from interest income, and secondarily through the origination fees and renewal fees generated by the mortgage loans we make. We also earn income through interest on funds that are invested pending their use in funding mortgage loans and on income generated on church bonds. Our principal recurring expenses are advisory fees, legal and accounting fees and interest payments on secured investor certificates. Our liabilities at
Our current capital is fully deployed into loans and first mortgage church bonds. We do not intend to fund any new loans until further notice at which time additional capital will need to be raised. Our current funding sources are expected to provide adequate cash for our operations for the next twelve months. Future capital needs are expected to be met by: (i) the additional sale of securities; (ii) prepayment and repayment at maturity of mortgage loans we make; (iii) borrowed funds; and (iv) bonds that mature or we sell from our bond portfolio. We believe that the "rolling" effect of mortgage loans maturing and bond repayments will provide a supplemental source of capital to fund our business operations in future years. Nevertheless, we believe that it may be desirable, if not necessary, to sell additional securities in order to enhance our capacity to make mortgage loans on a continuous basis.
There can be no assurance we will be able to raise additional capital on terms acceptable for such purposes.
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Critical Accounting Estimates
Preparation of our financial statements requires estimates and judgments to be made that affect the amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses reported. Such decisions include the selection of the appropriate accounting principles to be applied and the assumptions on which to base accounting estimates. We evaluate these estimates based on assumptions we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances.
The difficulty in applying these policies arises from the assumptions, estimates and judgments that have to be made currently about matters that are inherently uncertain, such as future economic conditions, operating results and valuations as well as management intentions. As the difficulty increases, the level of precision decreases, meaning that actual results can and probably will be different from those currently estimated.
Management uses estimates and assumptions in preparing these financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Those estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, and the reported revenues and expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The most sensitive estimates relate to the realizability of the mortgage loans receivable and the valuation of the bond portfolio and real estate held for sale. It is at least reasonably possible that these estimates could change in the near term and that the effect of the change, if any, may be material to the financial statements.
We estimate the value of real estate we hold pending re-sale based on a number of factors. We look at the current condition of the property as well as current market conditions in determining a fair value, which will determine the listing price of each property. Each property is valued based on its current listing price less any anticipated selling costs, including for example, realtor commissions. Since churches are single use facilities the listing price of the property may be lower than the total amount owed to us. Attorney fees, taxes, utilities along with real estate commission fees will also reduce the amount we collect from
the sale of a property we have acquired through foreclosure. The fair value of the real estate held for sale includes estimates of expenses related to the sale of the real estate.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.