Year End Results

STATEN ISLAND, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2016) - Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: JVA) (the "Company") today announced its operating results for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015:

Net sales totaled $118,153,541 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, an increase of $9,290,444, or 8.53%, from $108,863,097 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. The increase in net sales reflects a combination of increased sales of green and roasted coffee.

Cost of sales for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015 was $112,436,831, or 95.2% of net sales, as compared to $93,334,118, or 85.7% of net sales, for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. 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 increase in cost of sales reflects approximately $5.5 million net loss, due to losses substantially incurred in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 resulting from the liquidation of many of our previously entered hedging positions as we implemented our plan to scale back our use of hedging and short term trading of coffee futures and options contracts. 

Gross profit for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015 was $5,716,710, a decrease of $9,812,269 from $15,528,979 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales decreased to 4.8% for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015 from 14.3% for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. The decrease in our margins reflects net losses substantially incurred in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 resulting from the liquidation of many of our previously entered hedging positions as we implemented our plan to scale back our use of hedging and short term trading of coffee futures and options contracts and a decrease in commodity pricing period over period. 

Total operating expenses increased by $126,577 to $7,654,029 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015 from $7,527,452 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. Selling and administrative expenses increased $132,692, or 1.9%, to $7,000,744 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015 from $6,868,052 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. Officers' salary decreased by $6,115 or 1% to $653,285 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015 from $659,400 for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014.

The Company had a net loss of $(1,413,228) or $(0.23) per share basic and diluted, for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015 compared to net income of $4,967,535, or $0.78 per share basic and diluted for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. The decrease in net income was due primarily to the reasons described above.

"It was a mixed year in terms of our results," stated Andrew Gordon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "Year over year, we increased our revenues by 9% despite a two year low in green coffee prices and a 12% reduction in poundage sold to our largest green coffee customer. We experienced a net loss of $(0.23) per share for the year, however, as part of our long-term strategic growth plan introduced in April, we significantly reduced our hedging and trading activities during the year to focus on our core operations and to smooth out our earning results quarter over quarter. From a bottom line perspective, these activities led to a trading loss during the year of $0.88 per share, the majority of which was realized in the second quarter and offset a $0.65 a share profit from our day to day operations." 

"I believe our business is headed in the right direction as the seeds have been planted to cultivate future growth in all three of our major business areas, branded and private label roasted coffee sales and wholesale gourmet green coffee distribution," continued Mr. Gordon. "Our Café Caribe Spanish espresso coffee continued to increase in unit sales as additional distribution in the Northeast and Texas markets bode well for continued growth in the immediate future. In addition, Wal-Mart has approved us as a new vendor and we expect to begin shipping Café Caribe to Wal-Mart sometime in the second quarter of this calendar year. Although commodity prices continue to struggle, we sold over 50 million pounds for the second consecutive year, as well as added eight new private labels to our current customer base. Our China and tea initiatives have not fully added to both revenues and profits as quickly as we would have liked, but we believe both initiatives have a solid foundation and will eventually prove to be catalysts for growth. Lastly, we have continued to expand our gross margins as we saw a three point improvement in the fourth quarter in our business and we anticipate this trend will continue into 2016 as well. Going forward, we will continue to execute our business strategy which we believe will increase stockholder value." 

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. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
OCTOBER 31, 2015 AND 2014  
    2015     2014  
                 
- ASSETS -                
CURRENT ASSETS:                
  Cash   $ 3,853,816     $ 3,782,639  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $144,000 for 2015 and 2014     10,968,237       15,419,860  
  Inventories     13,862,818       15,210,153  
  Prepaid green coffee     620,452       467,155  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     256,202       260,112  
  Prepaid and refundable income taxes     1,434,577       759  
  Deferred income tax asset     997,720       343,657  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     31,993,822       35,484,335  
                 
Machinery and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $4,241,256 and $3,704,802 for 2015 and 2014, respectively     1,845,000       1,991,094  
Customer list and relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $41,250 and $33,750 for 2015 and 2014, respectively     108,750       116,250  
Trademarks     180,000       180,000  
Goodwill     440,000       440,000  
Equity method investments     96,571       97,404  
Deposits and other assets     610,499       643,549  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 35,274,642     $ 38,952,632  
                 
- LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY -                
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 4,021,389     $ 8,693,100  
  Line of credit     5,554,121       2,498,458  
  Due to broker     483,835       484,924  
  Income taxes payable     -       331,051  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     10,059,345       12,007,533  
                 
Deferred income tax liabilities     92,370       165,157  
Deferred rent payable     222,055       209,640  
Deferred compensation payable     482,499       515,549  
TOTAL LIABILITIES     10,856,269       12,897,879  
                 
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; 6,162,207 and 6,215,894 shares outstanding for 2015 and 2014     6,456       6,456  
  Additional paid-in capital     15,904,109       15,904,109  
  Retained earnings     9,665,940       11,079,168  
  Less: Treasury stock, 294,109 and 240,422 common shares, at cost for 2015 and 2014     (1,494,712 )     (1,267,862 )
    Total Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Stockholders' Equity     24,081,793       25,721,871  
  Noncontrolling interest     336,580       332,882  
    TOTAL EQUITY     24,418,373       26,054,753  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 35,274,642     $ 38,952,632  
                 
                 
   
COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
FISCAL YEARS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2015 AND 2014  
   
    2015     2014  
NET SALES   $ 118,153,541     $ 108,863,097  
                 
COST OF SALES (which include purchases of approximately $22.1 million and $17.5 million in fiscal years 2015 and 2014, respectively, from a related party)     112,436,831       93,334,118  
                 
GROSS PROFIT     5,716,710       15,528,979  
                 
OPERATING EXPENSES:                
  Selling and administrative     7,000,744       6,868,052  
  Officers' salaries     653,285       659,400  
    TOTAL     7,654,029       7,527,452  
(LOSS) INCOME FROM OPERATIONS     (1,937,319 )     8,001,527  
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):                
  Interest income     45,049       44,962  
  Loss from equity method investments     (833 )     (774 )
  Interest expense     (200,074 )     (80,493 )
    TOTAL     (155,858 )     (36,305 )
                 
(LOSS) INCOME BEFORE (BENEFIT) PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES AND                
NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY     (2,093,177 )     7,965,222  
                 
  (Benefit) provision for income taxes     (763,647 )     2,947,102  
                 
NET (LOSS) INCOME BEFORE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN SUBSIDIARY     (1,329,530 )     5,018,120  
  Less: Net income attributable to the non-controlling interest in subsidiary     (83,698 )     (50,585 )
                 
NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC.   $ (1,413,228 )   $ 4,967,535  
                 
                 
Basic and diluted (loss) earnings per share   $ (.23 )   $ .78  
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                
  Basic and diluted     6,212,929       6,333,212  
                 
                 
   
COFFEE HOLDING CO., INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
FISCAL YEARS ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2015 AND 2014  
   
    2015     2014  
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                
  Net (loss) income   $ (1,329,530 )   $ 5,018,120  
      Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
      Depreciation and amortization     545,390       581,400  
      Unrealized (gain) on commodities     (1,089 )     (499,116 )
      Loss on equity method investments     833       774  
      Deferred rent     12,415       14,188  
      Deferred income taxes     (726,850 )     1,006,500  
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
      Accounts receivable     4,451,623       (3,057,068 )
      Inventories     1,347,335       (5,837,135 )
      Prepaid expenses and other current assets     3,910       76,382  
      Prepaid green coffee     (153,297 )     (27,865 )
      Prepaid and refundable income taxes     (1,433,818 )     999,558  
      Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (4,671,711 )     1,448,278  
      Deposits and other assets     -       (25,001 )
      Income taxes payable     (331,051 )     331,051  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities     (2,285,840 )     30,066  
                 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
  Purchases of machinery and equipment     (391,796 )     (504,644 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (391,796 )     (504,644 )
                 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
  Line of credit     3,055,663       1,269,277  
  Purchase of treasury stock     (226,850 )     (995,729 )
  Payment of dividend     (80,000 )     (52,000 )
Net cash provided by financing activities     2,748,813       221,548  
                 
                 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH     71,177       (253,030 )
                 
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD     3,782,639       4,035,669  
                 
CASH, END OF PERIOD   $ 3,853,816     $ 3,782,639  
                 
    2015   2014
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW DATA:            
      Interest paid   $ 196,556   $ 73,692
      Income taxes paid   $ 1,651,156   $ 1,432,777
             

Company Contact

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