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Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Reports Results for the First Fiscal Quarter 2013

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STATEN ISLAND, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/15/13 -- Coffee Holding Co., Inc. ("Coffee Holding" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: JVA) today announced its operating results for the three months ended January 31, 2013.

"We are pleased with our results for the quarter. In the first fiscal quarter of 2012, we recorded record revenue of $56.6 million, which was more than 121% of the first fiscal quarter of 2011 revenue and well in excess of any previous fiscal first quarter and not consistent with our historical growth. We believe this year's level of sales of $31.3 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2013, while below the first fiscal quarter of 2012, is more normalized from a historical perspective. Excluding 2012, our revenue for the first quarter of 2013 well exceeded previous first fiscal quarter results. In the first fiscal quarters of 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008, we had revenues of $25.6 million, $21.4 million, $18.9 million, $15.0 million, respectively. In addition, during this quarter our gross margins increased on a percentage basis from 7.9% to 11.8% reflecting our efforts to increase our profit margins which we believe will result in greater future profitability for the company. We also believe this is a successful result given the negative impact on our profitability attributable to our withdrawal of our investment in Global Mark during the quarter," noted Andrew Gordon, our President and CEO.

"We experienced growth in key areas compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012, most importantly on the branded and private label sides of the business. We believe it is the growth in these two areas that will ultimately enable us to achieve the targeted annualized gross profit level of nine percent for our 2013 fiscal year. A more favorable revenue mix is the first step for overall increased margins. We also believe coffee prices will rebound in the second half of 2013, helping to improve both our revenues and profits on the sales of wholesale green coffee. We anticipate a more normalized growth pattern on a going forward basis, while we remain focused on margin expansion and new business opportunities," stated Mr. Gordon.

Results of Operations

The Company had net income of $937,537, or $0.15 per share basic and $0.14 diluted, for the three months ended January 31, 2013 compared to net income of $1,578,345 or $0.25 per share basic and $0.24 diluted, for the three months ended January 31, 2012. The decrease in net income primarily reflects lower sales for the period year over year and the write off involving the Company's investment in Global Mark partially offset by higher gross margins of 11.8% during the three month period.

Net sales totaled $31,318,804 for the three months ended January 31, 2013, a decrease of $25,282,880, or 44.7%, from $56,601,684 for the three months ended January 31, 2012. The decrease in net sales primarily reflects lower coffee prices as well as reduced volumes of wholesale green coffee sales during the three month period.

Cost of sales for the three months ended January 31, 2013 was $27,636,207 or 88.2% of net sales, as compared to $52,151,940 or 92.1% of net sales for the three months ended January 31, 2012. The decrease in cost of sales reflects 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 increased by $65,686, or 3.6%, to $1,895,178 for the three months ended January 31, 2013 as compared to operating expenses of $1,829,492 for the three months ended January 31, 2012. The increase in operating expenses was due to increases in selling and administrative expense of $82,907 partially offset by a decrease in officers' salaries of $17,221.

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 JANUARY 31, 2013 AND OCTOBER 31, 2012 January 31, October 31, 2013 2012 ------------ ------------ (unaudited) - ASSETS -CURRENT ASSETS:Cash $ 8,271,965 $ 7,568,583Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $213,674 for 2013 and 2012 10,223,591 12,633,128Inventories 10,241,463 11,303,581Prepaid green coffee 205,000 150,000Prepaid expenses and other current assets 650,455 704,013Prepaid and refundable income taxes 52,106 62,763Deferred income tax asset 477,443 702,655 ------------ ------------TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 30,122,023 33,124,723Machinery and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $2,747,212 and $2,631,468 for 2013 and 2012, respectively 1,744,407 1,791,754Customer list and relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $20,625 and $18,750 for 2013 and 2012, respectively 129,375 131,250Trademarks 180,000 180,000Goodwill 440,000 440,000Equity method investments 99,522 1,931,931Deposits and other assets 648,385 648,094 ------------ ------------TOTAL ASSETS $ 33,363,712 $ 38,247,752- LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY -CURRENT LIABILITIES:Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 6,260,622 $ 11,769,107Line of credit 953,571 562,500Due to broker 913,507 1,367,389Income taxes payable 96,115 21,122 ------------ ------------TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 8,223,815 13,720,118Deferred income tax liabilities 9,443 32,655Deferred rent payable 170,680 166,668Deferred compensation payable 530,851 528,687 ------------ ------------TOTAL LIABILITIES 8,934,789 14,448,128 ------------ ------------STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:Coffee Holding Co., Inc. stockholders' equity:Preferred stock, par value $.001 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 0 issued - -Common stock, par value $.001 per share; 30,000,000 shares authorized, 6,456,316 shares issued; 6,372,309 shares outstanding for 2013 and 2012 6,456 6,456Additional paid-in capital 15,904,109 15,904,109Retained earnings 8,529,405 7,979,247Less: Treasury stock, 84,007 common shares, at cost for 2013 and 2012 (272,133) (272,133) ------------ ------------Total Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Stockholders' Equity 24,167,837 23,617,679Noncontrolling interest 261,086 181,945 ------------ ------------TOTAL EQUITY 24,428,923 23,799,624 ------------ ------------TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 33,363,712 $ 38,247,752 COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2013 AND 2012 (Unaudited) 2013 2012 ------------ ------------NET SALES $ 31,318,804 $ 56,601,684COST OF SALES (which includes purchases of approximately $9.7 million and $10.5 million for the three months ended January 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively from a related party) 27,636,207 52,151,940 ------------ ------------GROSS PROFIT 3,682,597 4,449,744 ------------ ------------OPERATING EXPENSES:Selling and administrative 1,765,241 1,682,334Officers' salaries 129,937 147,158 ------------ ------------TOTAL 1,895,178 1,829,492 ------------ ------------INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 1,787,419 2,620,252 ------------ ------------OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):Interest income 7,579 13,884Loss from equity method investments (104,437) (20,137)Interest expense (38,399) (65,730) ------------ ------------TOTAL (135,257) (71,983) ------------ ------------INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES AND NONCONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY 1,652,162 2,548,269Provision for income taxes 635,484 962,900 ------------ ------------NET INCOME BEFORE NONCONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY 1,016,678 1,585,369Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest (79,141) (7,024) ------------ ------------NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. $ 937,537 $ 1,578,345Basic earnings per share $ .15 $ .25Diluted earnings per share $ .14 $ .24Dividends declared per share $ .06 $ .03Weighted average common shares outstanding:Basic 6,372,309 6,372,309Diluted 6,639,309 6,644,309 COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2013 AND 2012 (Unaudited) 2013 2012 ------------ ------------OPERATING ACTIVITIES:Net income $ 1,016,678 $ 1,585,369Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:Depreciation and amortization 117,616 112,693Unrealized gain on commodities (453,882) (1,577,294)Loss on equity method investment 380 20,137Loss on disposition of equity method investment 104,057 -Deferred rent 4,012 4,937Deferred income taxes 202,000 599,000Changes in operating assets and liabilities:Accounts receivable 2,409,537 (1,937,860)Inventories 1,565,618 1,497,745Prepaid expenses and other current assets 53,558 43,768Prepaid green coffee (55,000) 152,036Prepaid and refundable income taxes 10,657 267,757Accounts payable and accrued expenses (4,516,084) 2,781,754Deposits and other assets 1,873 4,873Income taxes payable 74,993 35,918 ------------ ------------Net cash provided by operating activities 536,013 3,590,833 ------------ ------------INVESTING ACTIVITIES:Purchase of equity method investment - (200,000)Proceeds from disposition of equity method investment 232,069 -Purchases of machinery and equipment (68,394) (54,590) ------------ ------------Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 163,675 (254,590) ------------ ------------FINANCING ACTIVITIES:Advances under bank line of credit 3,441,192 48,525,026Principal payments under bank line of credit (3,050,121) (48,549,137)Payment of dividend (387,377) (193,689) ------------ ------------Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 3,694 (217,800) ------------ ------------NET INCREASE IN CASH 703,382 3,118,443CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD 7,568,583 4,244,335 ------------ ------------CASH, END OF PERIOD $ 8,271,965 $ 7,362,778SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW DATA:Interest paid $ 41,191 $ 71,340Income taxes paid $ 347,834 $ 60,225 COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2013 AND 2012 (Unaudited)Schedule of noncash investing and financing activities:Proceeds from disposition of equity method investment: 2013 2012 ----------- -----------Inventory received $ 503,500 $ -Settlement of accounts payable 992,402 - ----------- -----------Total noncash proceeds $ 1,495,902 $ - ----------- -----------





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



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