UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020

or

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from ______________________________________ to ______________________________

 

Commission File Number: 000-25991

 

MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

New York   11-3474831

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

60 Cutter Mill Road, Great Neck, New York 11021

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(516) 444-3400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class  

Trading

Symbol(s)

  Name of each exchange on which registered
Common shares, par value $.001   LOAN   Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.          [X] Yes [  ] No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).                [X] Yes [  ] No

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

  Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer [  ]
         
  Non-accelerated filer [X] Smaller reporting company [X]
         
  Emerging growth company [  ]    

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). [  ] Yes [X] No

 

As of October 20, 2020, the registrant had a total of 9,619,945 common shares, $.001 par value per share, outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page Number
Part I FINANCIAL INFORMATION
     
Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 2
     
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 2
     
  Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 3
     
  Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 4
     
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 5
     
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements 6
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 11
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 15
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 16
     
Part II OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 16
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 17
     
Item 6. Exhibits 17
     
SIGNATURES   18
     
EXHIBITS    

 

 

 

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate” and similar expressions. Those statements appear in a number of places in this report and include statements regarding our intent, belief or current expectations or those of our directors or officers with respect to, among other things, trends affecting our financial condition and results of operations and our business and growth strategies. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those projected, expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors (such factors are referred to herein as “Cautionary Statements”), including but not limited to the following: (i) our loan origination activities, revenues and profits are limited by available funds; (ii) we operate in a highly competitive market and competition may limit our ability to originate loans with favorable interest rates; (iii) our Chief Executive Officer is critical to our business and our future success may depend on our ability to retain him; (iv) if we overestimate the yields on our loans or incorrectly value the collateral securing the loan, we may experience losses; (v) we may be subject to “lender liability” claims; (vi) our due diligence may not uncover all of a borrower’s liabilities or other risks to its business; (vii) borrower concentration could lead to significant losses; (viii) we may choose to make distributions in our own stock, in which case you may be required to pay income taxes in excess of the cash dividends you receive and (ix) if the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business is greater than anticipated. The accompanying information contained in this report, including the information set forth under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” identifies important factors that could cause such differences. Further information on potential factors that could affect our business is described under the heading “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report, and we caution potential investors not to place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the Cautionary Statements.

 

All references in this Form 10-Q to “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, MBC Funding II Corp., unless the context otherwise indicates.

 

 

 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

    September 30, 2020     December 31, 2019  
    (unaudited)     (audited)  
             
Assets                
Loans receivable   $ 57,883,068     $ 53,485,014  
Interest receivable on loans     809,975       675,996  
Cash     156,715       118,407  
Other assets     88,554       53,218  
Operating lease right-of-use asset, net     52,627       87,754  
Deferred financing costs     29,917       22,637  
Total assets   $ 59,020,856     $ 54,443,026  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                
Liabilities:                
Line of credit   $ 19,779,851     $ 15,232,993  
Senior secured notes (net of deferred financing costs of $416,099 and $472,413, respectively)     5,583,901       5,527,587  
Deferred origination fees     452,914       322,119  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     132,582       151,823  
Operating lease liability     55,566       91,025  
Other liabilities           15,000  
Dividends payable           1,159,061  
Total liabilities     26,004,814       22,499,608  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders’ equity:                
Preferred shares - $.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued            
Common shares - $.001 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 9,882,058 issued; 9,619,945 and 9,658,844 outstanding, respectively     9,882       9,882  
Additional paid-in capital     33,153,830       33,144,032  
Treasury stock, at cost – 262,113 and 223,214 shares     (798,939 )     (619,688 )
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)     651,269       (590,808 )
Total stockholders’ equity     33,016,042       31,943,418  
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 59,020,856     $ 54,443,026  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

 

   

Three Months

Ended September 30,

   

Nine Months

Ended September 30,

 
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
Interest income from loans   $ 1,521,474     $ 1,618,735     $ 4,485,414     $ 4,608,936  
Origination fees     264,878       298,222       753,111       875,449  
Total revenue     1,786,352       1,916,957       5,238,525       5,484,385  
                                 
Operating costs and expenses:                                
Interest and amortization of debt service costs     337,901       454,307       1,016,590       1,220,700  
Referral fees     1,641       861       3,569       3,569  
General and administrative expenses     305,407       314,820       968,914       913,175  
Total operating costs and expenses     644,949       769,988       1,989,073       2,137,444  
Income from operations     1,141,403       1,146,969       3,249,452       3,346,941  
Other income     9,500       3,000       15,500       9,000  
Income before income tax expense     1,150,903       1,149,969       3,264,952       3,355,941  
Income tax expense                 (645 )     (572 )
Net income   $ 1,150,903     $ 1,149,969     $ 3,264,307     $ 3,355,369  
                                 
Basic and diluted net income per common share outstanding:                                
—Basic   $ 0.12     $ 0.12     $ 0.34     $ 0.35  
—Diluted   $ 0.12     $ 0.12     $ 0.34     $ 0.35  
                                 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding                                
—Basic     9,625,140       9,658,608       9,635,107       9,657,911  
—Diluted     9,625,140       9,659,764       9,635,107       9,659,012  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(unaudited)

 

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

    Common Shares     Additional Paid in     Treasury Stock     Retained        
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Shares     Cost     Earnings     Totals  
Balance, July 1, 2020     9,882,058     $ 9,882     $ 33,150,564       255,213     $ (771,559 )   $ 463,050     $ 32,851,937  
Purchase of treasury shares                             6,900       (27,380 )             (27,380 )
Non - cash compensation                     3,266                               3,266  
Dividends paid                                             (962,684 )     (962,684 )
Net income                                             1,150,903       1,150,903  
Balance, September 30, 2020     9,882,058     $ 9,882     $ 33,153,830       262,113     $ (798,939 )   $ 651,269     $ 33,016,042  

 

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

    Common Shares     Additional Paid in     Treasury Stock     Retained        
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Shares     Cost     Earnings     Totals  
Balance, July 1, 2019     9,881,191     $ 9,881     $ 33,137,501       223,214     $ (619,688 )   $ 597,161     $ 33,124,855  

Exercise of warrants

    867       1       (1 )                             0  
Non-cash compensation                     3,266                               3,266  
Dividends paid                                             (1,158,957 )     (1,158,957 )
Net income                                             1,149,969       1,149,969  
Balance, September 30, 2019     9,882,058     $ 9,882     $ 33,140,766       223,214     $ (619,688 )   $ 588,173     $ 33,119,133  

 

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

    Common Shares     Additional Paid in     Treasury Stock     Accumulated Deficit (Retained        
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Shares     Cost     Earnings)     Totals  
Balance, January 1, 2020     9,882,058     $ 9,882     $ 33,144,032       223,214     $ (619,688 )   $ (590,808 )   $ 31,943,418  
Non-cash compensation                     9,798                               9,798  
Purchase of treasury shares                             38,899       (179,251 )             (179,251 )
Dividends paid                                             (2,022,230 )     (2,022,230 )
Net income                                             3,264,307       3,264,307  
Balance, September 30, 2020     9,882,058     $ 9,882     $ 33,153,830       262,113     $ (798,939 )   $ 651,269     $ 33,016,042  

 

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

    Common Shares     Additional Paid in     Treasury Stock     Accumulated Deficit (Retained        
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Shares     Cost     Earnings)     Totals  
Balance, January 1, 2019     9,874,191     $ 9,874     $ 33,110,536       218,214     $ (590,234 )   $ (448,801 )   $ 32,081,375  

Exercise of options and warrants

    7,867       8       20,432                               20,440  

Purchase of treasury shares

                            5,000       (29,454 )             (29,454 )
Non-cash compensation                     9,798                               9,798  
Dividends paid                                             (2,318,395 )     (2,318,395 )
Net income                                             3,355,369       3,355,369  
Balance, September 30, 2019     9,882,058     $ 9,882     $ 33,140,766       223,214     $ (619,688 )   $ 588,173     $ 33,119,133  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)

 

    Nine Months  
    Ended September 30,  
      2020       2019  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net income   $ 3,264,307     $ 3,355,369  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by  operating activities -                
Amortization of deferred financing costs     76,136       70,867  
Adjustment to operating lease right-of-use asset and liability     (333 )      
Depreciation     744       1,157  
Non-cash compensation expense     9,798       9,798  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Interest receivable on loans     (163,650 )     (167,194 )
Other assets     (35,156 )     (26,209 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (19,241 )     (19,134 )
Deferred origination fees     130,795       (461 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     3,263,400       3,224,193  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Issuance of short term loans     (35,410,076 )     (38,246,965 )
Collections received from loans     31,041,693       33,375,420  
Release of loan holdback relating to mortgage receivable     (15,000 )      
Purchase of fixed assets     (923 )      
Net cash used in investing activities     (4,384,306 )     (4,871,545 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from line of credit, net     4,546,858       5,241,895  
Dividends paid     (3,181,291 )     (3,477,112 )
Purchase of treasury shares     (179,251 )     (29,454 )
Deferred financing costs incurred     (27,102 )      
Proceeds from exercise of stock options           20,440  
Net cash provided by financing activities     1,159,214       1,755,769  
                 
Net increase in cash     38,308       108,417  
Cash, beginning of period     118,407       355,057  
Cash, end of period   $ 156,715     $ 463,474  
                 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:                
Taxes paid during the period   $ 645     $ 572  
Interest paid during the period   $ 954,622     $ 1,144,425  
Operating leases paid during the period   $ 40,973     $ 39,628  
                 
Non-cash Investing Activities:                
Establishment of right-of-use asset and operating lease liability   $     $ 135,270  
Interest receivable converted to loans receivable in connection with forbearance agreements   $ 29,671     $  
Loan holdback relating to mortgage receivable   $     $ 15,000  

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

September 30, 2020

 

1. THE COMPANY

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (“MBC”), a New York corporation founded in 1989, and its consolidated subsidiary, MBC Funding II Corp. (“MBC Funding”), a New York corporation formed in December 2015 (collectively referred to herein as the “Company”) have been prepared by the Company in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with instructions to Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. However, in the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. Results of consolidated operations for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the operating results to be attained in the entire fiscal year.

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual amounts could differ from those estimates.

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of MBC and MBC Funding. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The Company offers short-term, secured, non–banking loans to real estate investors (also known as hard money) to fund their acquisition, renovation, rehabilitation or development of residential or commercial properties located in the New York metropolitan area, including New Jersey and Connecticut, and in Florida.

 

Interest income from commercial loans is recognized, as earned, over the loan period.

 

Origination fee revenue on commercial loans is amortized over the term of the respective note.

 

2. RECENT TECHNICAL ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In May 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2019-05, “Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326): Targeted Transition Relief,” which requires that entities use a new forward looking “expected loss” model that generally will result in the earlier recognition of an allowance for credit losses. This ASU also allows entities to irrevocably elect the fair value option for certain financial assets previously measured at amortized cost upon adoption of ASU 2016-13, “Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments.” The Company adopted both ASU 2016-13 and ASU 2019-05 effective January 1, 2020. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, “Reference Rate Reform: Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting.” This ASU provides optional expedients and exceptions for applying GAAP to contract modifications and hedging relationships, subject to meeting certain criteria, that reference LIBOR or another rate that is expected to be discontinued. The amendments in the ASU are effective for all entities as of March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2022. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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3. COMMERCIAL LOANS

 

Loans Receivable

 

The Company offers short-term secured non–banking loans to real estate investors (also known as hard money) to fund their acquisition and construction of properties located in the New York metropolitan area, including New Jersey and Connecticut, and in Florida. The loans are principally secured by collateral consisting of real estate and, generally, accompanied by personal guarantees from the principals of the borrowers. The loans are generally for a term of one year. The short term loans are initially recorded, and carried thereafter, in the financial statements at cost. Most of the loans provide for receipt of interest only during the term of the loan and a balloon payment at the end of the term.

 

At September 30, 2020, the Company was committed to $5,191,959 in construction loans that can be drawn by the borrowers when certain conditions are met.

 

At September 30, 2020, no one entity has loans outstanding representing more than 10% of the total balance of the loans outstanding.

 

The Company generally grants loans for a term of one year. When a performing loan reaches its maturity and the borrower requests an extension, the Company may extend the term of the loan beyond one year. Prior to granting an extension of any loan, the Company reevaluates the underlying collateral.

 

Credit Risk

 

Credit risk profile based on loan activity as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019:

 

Performing loans  

Developers-

Residential

   

Developers-

Commercial

   

Developers-

Mixed Used

    Total outstanding loans  
September 30, 2020   $ 54,494,205     $ 1,564,863     $ 1,824,000     $ 57,883,068  
December 31, 2019   $ 48,395,014     $ 1,975,000     $ 3,115,000     $ 53,485,014  

 

At September 30, 2020, the Company’s loans receivable consisted of loans in the amount of $367,500, $1,594,463, $1,520,000 and $5,883,071, originally due in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively. During the second quarter of 2020, the Company agreed to grant forbearances, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in an aggregate amount of approximately $30,000 to two of its long term borrowers deferring two to three months of interest payments to the scheduled payoff date. Since the date of the forbearance agreements, such borrowers have paid monthly interest.

 

In all instances the borrowers are currently paying their interest and, generally, the Company receives a fee in connection with the extension of the loans. Accordingly, at September 30, 2020, no loan impairments exist and there are no provisions for impairments of loans or recoveries thereof.

 

Subsequent to the balance sheet date, $2,534,425 of the loans receivable at September 30, 2020 were paid off, including $1,005,000 originally due on or before September 30, 2020.

 

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4. LINE OF CREDIT

 

The Company has executed an Amended and Restated Credit and Security Agreement, as amended (the “Amended and Restated Credit Agreement”), with Webster Business Credit Corporation (“Webster”), Flushing Bank (“Flushing”) and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd (“Mizrahi”), which established the Company’s credit line (the “Webster Credit Line”). Currently, the Webster Credit Line provides the Company with a credit line of $32.5 million in the aggregate, secured by assignments of mortgages and other collateral. The Webster Credit Line contains various covenants and restrictions including, among other covenants and restrictions, limiting the amount that the Company can borrow relative to the value of the underlying collateral, maintaining various financial ratios and limitations on the terms of loans the Company makes to its customers, limiting the Company’s ability to pay dividends under certain circumstances, and limiting the Company’s ability to repurchase its common shares, sell assets, engage in mergers or consolidations, grant liens, and enter into transactions with affiliates. In addition, the Webster Credit Line contains a cross default provision which will deem any default under any indebtedness owed by us or our subsidiary, MBC Funding, as a default under the credit line.

 

Effective July 11, 2018, the Company entered into a Waiver and Amendment No. 1 to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (“Amendment No. 1”) with Webster, Flushing and Mr. Assaf Ran, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, as guarantor. Pursuant to the terms of Amendment No. 1, the Company’s existing Webster Credit Line was increased by $5 million to $25 million in the aggregate. In addition, the interest rates relating to the Webster Credit Line were amended such that the interest rates now equal (i) LIBOR plus a premium, which rate aggregated approximately 4.15%, including a 0.5% agency fee, as of September 30, 2020, or (ii) a Base Rate (as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) plus 2.25% plus a 0.5% agency fee, as chosen by the Company for each drawdown. Amendment No. 1 also permits the Company to repurchase, redeem or otherwise retire its equity securities in an amount not to exceed ten percent of our annual net income from the prior fiscal year. In addition, Mr. Ran has provided a personal guaranty to the Webster Credit Line, which shall not exceed the sum of $500,000 plus any costs relating to the enforcement of the personal guaranty. Furthermore, on December 31, 2019, the Company entered into Amendment No. 2 to the Amended and Restated Credit and Security Agreement with Webster and Flushing to amend certain required fixed charge coverage requirements.

 

On February 25, 2020, the Company entered into Amendment No. 3 to the Amended and Restated Credit and Security Agreement (“Amendment No. 3”) with Webster, Flushing, Mizrahi, and Mr. Ran, as guarantor. Pursuant to the terms of Amendment No. 3, the Company’s existing Webster Credit Line was increased by $7.5 million to $32.5 million in the aggregate and the term of the Webster Credit Line was extended to February 28, 2023. Amendment No. 3 also provides that the Company may issue up to $20 million in bonds through its subsidiary, of which not more than $10 million of such notes may be secured by mortgage notes receivable, and provided that the terms and conditions of such bonds are approved by Webster, subject to its reasonable discretion.

 

The costs to establish and amend the Webster Credit Line are being amortized over the term of the respective agreement, using the straight-line method. The amortization costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were $19,822 and $14,552, respectively.

 

The Company was in compliance with all covenants of the Webster Credit Line, as amended, as of September 30, 2020. At September 30, 2020, the outstanding amount under the Amended Credit Agreement was $19,779,851. The interest rate on the amount outstanding fluctuates daily. The rate, including a 0.5% Agency Fee, at September 30, 2020 was approximately 4.15%.

 

5. SENIOR SECURED NOTES

 

On April 25, 2016, in an initial public offering, MBC Funding issued 6% senior secured notes, due April 22, 2026 (the “Notes”) in the aggregate principal amount of $6,000,000 under the Indenture, dated April 25, 2016, among MBC Funding, as Issuer, the Company, as Guarantor, and Worldwide Stock Transfer LLC, as Indenture Trustee (the “Indenture”). The Notes, having a principal amount of $1,000 each, are listed on the NYSE American and trade under the symbol “LOAN/26.” Interest accrues on the Notes commencing on May 16, 2016. The accrued interest is payable monthly in cash, in arrears, on the 15th day of each calendar month commencing June 2016.

 

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Under the terms of the Indenture, the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the mortgage loans held by MBC Funding, together with MBC Funding’s cash on hand, must always equal at least 120% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Notes at all times. To the extent the aggregate principal amount of the mortgage loans owned by MBC Funding plus MBC Funding’s cash on hand is less than 120% of the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the Notes, MBC Funding is required to repay, on a monthly basis, the principal amount of the Notes equal to the amount necessary such that, after giving effect to such repayment, the aggregate principal amount of all mortgage loans owned by MBC Funding plus, MBC Funding’s cash on hand at such time is equal to or greater than 120% of the outstanding principal amount of the Notes. For this purpose, each mortgage loan is deemed to have a value equal to its outstanding principal balance, unless the borrower is in default of its obligations.

 

MBC Funding may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time after April 22, 2019 upon at least 30 days prior written notice to the Noteholders. The redemption price will be equal to the outstanding principal amount of the Notes redeemed plus the accrued but unpaid interest thereon up to, but not including, the date of redemption, without penalty or premium; provided that (i) if the Notes are redeemed on or after April 22, 2019 but prior to April 22, 2020, the redemption price will be 103% of the principal amount of the Notes redeemed and (ii) if the Notes are redeemed on or after April 22, 2020 but prior to April 22, 2021, the redemption price will be 101.5% of the principal amount of the Notes redeemed plus, in either case, the accrued but unpaid interest on the Notes redeemed up to, but not including, the date of redemption. No Notes were redeemed prior to April 22, 2020.

 

Each Noteholder has the right to cause MBC Funding to redeem his, her or its Notes on April 22, 2021. The redemption price will be equal to the outstanding principal amount of the Notes redeemed plus the accrued but unpaid interest up to, but not including, the date of redemption, without penalty or premium. In order to exercise this right, the Noteholder must notify MBC Funding, in writing, no earlier than November 22, 2020 and no later than January 22, 2021. All Notes that are subject to a properly and timely notice will be redeemed on April 22, 2021. Any Noteholder who fails to make a proper and timely election will be deemed to have waived his, her or its right to have his, her or its Notes redeemed prior to the maturity date.

 

MBC Funding is obligated to offer to redeem the Notes if there occurs a “change of control” with respect to MBC Funding or the Company or if MBC Funding or the Company sell any assets unless, in the case of an asset sale, the proceeds are reinvested in the business of the seller. The redemption price in connection with a “change of control” will be 101% of the principal amount of the Notes redeemed plus accrued but unpaid interest thereon up to, but not including, the date of redemption. The redemption price in connection with an asset sale will be the outstanding principal amount of the Notes redeemed plus accrued but unpaid interest thereon up to, but not including, the date of redemption.

 

6. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

The Company adopted a share buy back program on February 26, 2020 for the repurchase of up to 100,000 of the Company’s common shares in the next twelve months. The Company has purchased an aggregate of 38,899 common shares under this repurchase program, at an aggregate cost of approximately $179,000, as of September 30, 2020.

 

7. EARNINGS PER SHARE OF COMMON SHARE

 

Basic and diluted earnings per share are calculated in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 260, “Earnings Per Share” (“ASC 260”). Under ASC 260, basic earnings per share is computed by dividing income available to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for the period. The computation of diluted earnings per share is similar to basic earnings per share, except that the denominator is increased to include the potential dilution from the exercise of stock options and warrants for common shares using the treasury stock method. The numerator in calculating both basic and diluted earnings per common share for each period is the reported net income.

 

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The denominator is based on the following weighted average number of common shares:

 

   

Three Months Ended

September 30,

   

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding     9,625,140       9,658,608       9,635,107       9,657,911  
Incremental shares for assumed exercise of warrants           1,156             1,101  
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     9,625,140       9,659,764       9,635,107       9,659,012  

 

For each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, vested warrants to purchase 33,612 common shares were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculation because their effect would have been anti-dilutive. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, 42,106 and 42,161, exercisable warrants were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculation, respectively, because their effect would have been anti-dilutive.

 

8. STOCK–BASED COMPENSATION

 

Stock based compensation expense recognized under ASC 718, “Compensation-Stock Compensation,” for each of the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 of $9,798 represents the amortization of the fair value of 1,000,000 restricted shares granted to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on September 9, 2011 of $195,968, after adjusting for the effect on the fair value of the stock options related to this transaction. The fair value is being amortized over 15 years.

 

On August 15, 2016, in connection with a public offering of the Company’s common shares, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 33,612 common shares, with an exercise price of $7.4375 per common share, to the representative of the underwriters of the offering (the “August 2016 Representative Warrants”). The warrants are exercisable at any time, and from time to time, in whole or in part, commencing on August 9, 2017 and expire on August 9, 2021. The fair value of these warrants, using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, on the date of issuance was $47,020. At September 30, 2020 all of the August 2016 Representative Warrants were outstanding.

 

9. COVID-19

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company may experience difficulties collecting monthly interest on time from its borrowers, property values may decline and certain of its originated loans may need to be extended. For example, during the second quarter of 2020, two of our long term borrowers requested forbearance agreements, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, deferring two to three months of interest payments to the scheduled payoff date, and we agreed to accommodate the request. Since the date of the forbearance agreements, such borrowers have paid monthly interest. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company has continued to originate loans as well as continued to service its existing loans, though the Company has observed lower demand for new loans. The Company has also held discussions with its borrowers and they have expressed their general concern about the uncertain economic condition, though these concerns have been partially alleviated due to lowered interest rates. To date, the Company has not been materially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of its business. If the COVID-19 pandemic worsens in the geographic areas in which the Company operates, the pandemic could materially affect its financial and operational results.

 

10. SUBSEQUENT EVENT

 

In accordance with the dividend declared by the Company’s Board of Directors on July 30, 2020, a cash dividend of $0.10 per share in an aggregate amount of $961,995 was paid on October 15, 2020 to all shareholders of record on October 9, 2020.

 

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Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of certain events may differ significantly from those projected in such forward-looking statements.

 

We are a New York-based real estate finance company that specializes in originating, servicing and managing a portfolio of first mortgage loans. We offer short-term, secured, non-banking loans (sometimes referred to as “hard money” loans), which we may renew or extend on, before or after their initial term expires, to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, rehabilitation or development of residential or commercial properties located in the New York metropolitan area, including New Jersey and Connecticut, and in Florida.

 

The properties securing the loans are generally classified as residential or commercial real estate and, typically, are not income producing. Each loan is secured by a first mortgage lien on real estate. In addition, each loan is personally guaranteed by the principal(s) of the borrower, which guarantee may be collaterally secured by a pledge of the guarantor’s interest in the borrower. The face amount of the loans we originated in the past seven years ranged from $30,000 to a maximum of $2.5 million. Our lending policy limits the maximum amount of any loan to the lower of (i) 9.9% of the aggregate amount of our loan portfolio (not including the loan under consideration) and (ii) $3 million. Our loans typically have a maximum initial term of 12 months bearing interest at a fixed rate of 9% to 14% per year. In addition, we usually receive origination fees or “points” ranging from 0% to 2% of the original principal amount of the loan as well as other fees relating to underwriting and funding the loan. Interest is always payable monthly, in arrears. In the case of acquisition financing, the principal amount of the loan usually does not exceed 75% of the value of the property (as determined by an independent appraiser) and in the case of construction financing, it is typically up to 80% of construction costs.

 

Since commencing this business in 2007, we have made approximately 910 loans and never foreclosed on a property. We currently manage approximately 130 loans. In addition, none of our loans have ever gone into default although sometimes we have renewed or extended our loans to enable the borrower to avoid premature sale or refinancing of the property. When we renew or extend a loan, we generally receive additional “points” and other fees.

 

Our primary business objective is to grow our loan portfolio while protecting and preserving capital in a manner that provides for attractive risk-adjusted returns to our shareholders over the long term through dividends. We intend to achieve this objective by continuing to selectively originate loans and carefully manage our portfolio of first mortgage real estate loans in a manner designed to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns across a variety of market conditions and economic cycles. We believe that the demand for relatively small loans secured by residential and commercial real estate held for investment around the New York metropolitan market remains relatively strong, but weakened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that traditional lenders, including banks and other financial institutions, that usually address this market are unable to satisfy this demand. This demand/supply imbalance has created an opportunity for non-bank “hard money” real estate lenders like us to selectively originate high-quality first mortgage loans and this condition should persist for a number of years. However, we have observed more intense competition in our industry from both small and large lenders, which has resulted in more liquidity in the real estate markets in the geographic areas in which we operate. We also believe that certain of our competitors will not survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to originate loans as well as continued to service our existing loans, though we have observed lower demand for new loans. In addition, we may experience difficulties collecting the monthly interest on time, property values may decline and certain of our originated loans may need to be extended, though to date we have not experienced many borrowers requiring such accommodations. In that regard, during the second quarter of 2020, two of our long term borrowers requested forbearance agreements, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, deferring two to three months of interest payments to the scheduled payoff date, and we agreed to accommodate the request. Since the date of the forbearance agreements, such borrowers have paid monthly interest. We have also held discussions with our borrowers and they have expressed their general concern about the uncertain economic condition, yet we believe that it’s premature to determine the magnitude of the impact at this point.

 

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We expect the significance of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the extent of its effect on our financial and operational results, to be dictated by, among other things, its duration, the success of efforts to contain it and the impact of actions taken in response. For instance, recent government action to provide substantial financial support to businesses has provided helpful mitigation for us and certain of our borrowers; its ultimate impact, however, is not yet clear. While we are not able at this time to estimate the future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our financial and operational results, it could be material.

 

We have built our business on a foundation of intimate knowledge of the New York metropolitan area real estate market combined with a disciplined credit and due diligence culture that is designed to protect and preserve capital. We believe that our flexibility in terms of meeting the needs of borrowers without compromising our standards on credit risk, our expertise, our intimate knowledge of the New York metropolitan area real estate market and our focus on newly originated first mortgage loans, has defined our success until now and should enable us to continue to achieve our objectives.

 

A principal source of new transactions has been repeat business from prior customers and their referral of new business. We also receive leads for new business from banks, brokers and from a limited amount of advertising. Finally, our Chief Executive Officer also spends a significant portion of his time on new business development. We rely on our own employees, independent legal counsel, and other independent professionals to verify titles and ownership, to file liens and to consummate the transactions. Outside appraisers are used to assist us in evaluating the worth of collateral, when deemed necessary by management. We also use construction inspectors.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, the total amounts of $35,410,076 and $38,246,965, respectively, have been lent, offset by collections received from borrowers, under our commercial loans in the amount of $31,041,693 and $33,375,420, respectively.

 

At September 30, 2020, we were committed to $5,191,959 in construction loans that can be drawn by the borrowers when certain conditions are met.

 

To date, we have not experienced any defaults and none of the loans previously made have been non-collectable, although no assurances can be given that existing or future loans may not go into default or prove to be non-collectible in the future.

 

We satisfied all of the requirements to be taxed as a REIT and elected to be taxed as a REIT commencing with our taxable year ended December 31, 2014. In order to maintain our qualification for taxation as a REIT and avoid any excise tax on our net taxable income, we are required to distribute each year at least 90% of our REIT taxable income. If we distribute less than 100% of our taxable income (but more than 90%), the undistributed portion will be taxed at the regular corporate income tax rates. As a REIT, we may also be subject to federal excise taxes and minimum state taxes.

 

Results of Operations

 

Three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to three months ended September 30, 2019

 

Revenue

 

Total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were approximately $1,786,000 compared to approximately $1,917,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $131,000 or 6.8%. The decrease in revenue was primarily attributable to lower interest rates and origination fees charged on loans due to market conditions and intense competition from other lenders, as well as lower demand for new loans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. For the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, approximately $1,521,000 and $1,619,000, respectively, of our revenues were attributable to interest income on secured commercial loans that we offer to small businesses, and approximately $265,000 and $298,000, respectively, of our revenues were attributable to origination fees on such loans. The loans are principally secured by collateral consisting of real estate and, generally, accompanied by personal guarantees from the principals of the borrowers.

 

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Interest and amortization of debt service costs

 

Interest and amortization of debt service costs for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were approximately $338,000 compared to approximately $454,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $116,000, or 25.6%. The decrease was primarily attributable to decreased interest expense due to lower LIBOR rates (See Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this quarterly report).

 

General and administrative expenses

 

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were approximately $305,000 compared to approximately $315,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $10,000, or 3.2%. The decrease is primarily attributable to decreases in travel expenses and in legal fees, partially offset by an increase in payroll expense.

 

Net income

 

Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was approximately $1,151,000 compared to approximately $1,150,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019.

 

Nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to nine months ended September 30, 2019

 

Revenue

 

Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were approximately $5,239,000 compared to approximately $5,484,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $245,000, or 4.5%. The decrease in revenue was primarily attributable to lower interest rates and origination fees charged on loans due to market conditions and intense competition from other lenders, as well as lower demand for new loans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, revenues of approximately $4,485,000 and $4,609,000, respectively, were attributable to interest income on the secured commercial loans that we offer to small businesses, and approximately $753,000 and $875,000, respectively, of our revenues were attributable to origination fees on such loans. The loans are principally secured by collateral consisting of real estate and, generally, accompanied by personal guarantees from the principals of the borrowers.

 

Interest and amortization of debt service costs

 

Interest and amortization of debt service costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were approximately $1,017,000 compared to approximately $1,221,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $204,000, or 16.7%. The decrease was primarily attributable to decreased interest expense due to lower LIBOR rates (See Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this quarterly report).

 

General and administrative expenses

 

General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were approximately $969,000 compared to approximately $913,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, an increase of $56,000, or 6.1%. The increase is primarily attributable to increases in payroll expense, bank fees and compensation to members of our board of directors, as well as a special bonus paid to our Chief Financial Officer in the first quarter of 2020, partially offset by decreases in travel and meal expenses, and decreases in appraisal fees.

 

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Net Income

 

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was approximately $3,264,000 compared to approximately $3,355,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $91,000, or 2.7%. This decrease is primarily attributable to the decrease in revenue, partially offset by the decrease in interest expense.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At September 30, 2020, we had cash of approximately $157,000 compared to cash of approximately $118,000 at December 31, 2019.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, net cash provided by operating activities was approximately $3,263,000, compared to approximately $3,224,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The increase in net cash provided by operating activities primarily resulted from an increase in deferred origination fees, offset by a decrease in net income.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, net cash used in investing activities was approximately $4,384,000, compared to approximately $4,872,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. Net cash used in investing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 mainly consisted of the issuance of commercial loans of approximately $35,410,000, offset by collection of our commercial loans of approximately $31,042,000. In the period ended September 30, 2019, net cash used in investing activities consisted of the issuance of commercial loans of approximately $38,247,000, offset by collection of our commercial loans of approximately $33,375,000.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, net cash provided by financing activities was approximately $1,159,000, compared to approximately $1,756,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. Net cash provided by financing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 reflects the net proceeds from the Webster Credit Line of an aggregate of approximately $4,547,000, offset by the dividend payments of approximately $3,181,000, the purchase of treasury shares of approximately $179,000 and deferred financing costs of approximately $27,000. Net cash provided by financing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 reflects the net proceeds from the Webster Credit Line of approximately $5,242,000 and proceeds from the exercise of options of approximately $20,000, offset by the dividend payments of approximately $3,477,000 and the purchase of treasury shares of approximately $29,000.

 

We maintain the Webster Credit Line which currently provides us with a credit line of $32.5 million in the aggregate secured by assignments of mortgages and other collateral. On August 8, 2017, we entered into the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement established the Webster Credit Line.

 

Effective July 11, 2018, we entered into a Waiver and Amendment No. 1 to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (“Amendment No. 1”) with Webster, Flushing and Mr. Ran, as guarantor. In conjunction with the execution of Amendment No. 1, we also entered into an Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Note in the principal aggregate amount of $10,000,000 with Flushing (the “Amended Flushing Note”) and a Second Amended and Restated Fee Letter with Webster and Flushing, each dated July 11, 2018. Pursuant to the terms of Amendment No. 1, the Company’s existing Webster Credit Line was increased by $5 million to $25 million in the aggregate. In addition, the interest rates relating to Webster Credit Line were amended such that the interest rates now equal (i) LIBOR plus a premium, which rate aggregated approximately 4.15%, including a 0.5% agency fee, as of September 30, 2020, or (ii) a Base Rate (as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) plus 2.25% plus a 0.5% agency fee, as chosen by the Company for each drawdown. Amendment No. 1 also permits the Company to repurchase, redeem or otherwise retire its equity securities in an amount not to exceed ten percent of our annual net income from the prior fiscal year. In addition, Mr. Ran has provided a personal guaranty to the Webster Credit Line, which shall not exceed the sum of $500,000 plus any costs relating to the enforcement of the personal guaranty. Furthermore, on December 31, 2019, we entered into Amendment No. 2 to the Amended and Restated Credit and Security Agreement (“Amendment No. 2”) with Webster and Flushing to amend certain required fixed charge coverage requirements.

 

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On February 25, 2020, we entered into Amendment No. 3 to the Amended and Restated Credit and Security Agreement (“Amendment No. 3”) with Webster, Flushing, Mizrahi, and Mr. Ran, as guarantor. In conjunction with the execution of Amendment No. 3, we also entered into an Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Note in the principal aggregate amount of $7,500,000 with Mizrahi and a Third Amended and Restated Fee Letter with Webster each dated February 25, 2020. Pursuant to the terms of Amendment No. 3, our existing Webster Credit Line was increased by $7.5 million to $32.5 million in the aggregate and the term of the Webster Credit Line was extended to February 28, 2023. Amendment No. 3 also provides that the Company may issue up to $20 million in bonds through its subsidiary, of which not more than $10 million of such notes may be secured by mortgage notes receivable, and provided that the terms and conditions of such bonds are approved by Webster, subject to its reasonable discretion.

 

We were in compliance with all covenants of the Webster Credit Line, as amended, as of September 30, 2020. At September 30, 2020, the outstanding amount under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement was $19,779,851. The interest rate on the amount outstanding fluctuates daily. The rate, including a 0.5% agency fee, at September 30, 2020 was approximately 4.15%.

 

On February 26, 2020, our Board of Directors authorized a share buy back program, pursuant to which we may, from time to time, purchase up to 100,000 of our common shares. This program does not obligate the Company to purchase any shares and expires on February 25, 2021. The authorization for the program is able to be terminated, increased or decreased by the Company’s Board of Directors in its discretion at any time. As of September 30, 2020, the Company has purchased a total of 38,899 common shares pursuant to the share buy back program, at an aggregate cost of approximately $179,000.

 

We anticipate that our current cash balances and the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, as described above, together with our cash flows from operations will be sufficient to fund our operations for the next 12 months. In addition, from time to time, we receive short term unsecured loans from our executive officers and others in order to provide us with the flexibility necessary to maintain a steady deployment of capital.

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have experienced a slow down in the deployment of capital and lower demand for new loans. In addition, during the second quarter of 2020, two of our long-term borrowers requested forbearance agreements, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, deferring two to three months of interest payments to the scheduled payoff date, and we agreed to accommodate the request. Since the date of the forbearance agreements, such borrowers have paid monthly interest. However, to date, we have not been materially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have not experienced any material disruptions in our business operations. We will continue to closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of our business. If the COVID-19 pandemic worsens in the New York area in which we operate, the pandemic could materially affect our financial and operational results.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have not entered into any off-balance sheet transactions, arrangements or other relationships with unconsolidated entities or other persons that are likely to affect liquidity or the availability of our requirements for capital resources.

 

Changes to Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our critical accounting policies and estimates are set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Item 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide the information required by this Item.

 

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Item 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

(a) Evaluation and Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of September 30, 2020 (the “Evaluation Date”). Based upon that evaluation, the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer concluded that, as of the Evaluation Date, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act (i) are recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and (ii) are accumulated and communicated to our management, including its chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

(b) Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

Other than the addition of the text below, there have been no material changes from risk factors previously disclosed in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. See the discussion of the Company’s risk factors under Part I, Item 1A in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic may adversely affect our business.

 

In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, was identified in Wuhan, China. This virus continues to spread globally including in the United States. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have experienced a slow down in the deployment of capital and lower demand for new loans. In addition, during the second quarter of 2020, two of our long term borrowers requested forbearance agreements, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, deferring two to three months of interest payments to the scheduled payoff date, and we agreed to accommodate the request. Since the date of the forbearance agreements, such borrowers have paid monthly interest. To date, we have not been materially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but we will continue to closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of our business. If the COVID-19 pandemic worsens in the New York area in which we operate, the pandemic could materially affect our financial and operational results.

 

The extent to which the coronavirus impacts our business will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the coronavirus and the actions to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, among others. While the New York area in which we primarily operate has begun to roll back its “stay-at-home” orders and reopen certain businesses, the current outlook remains uncertain and it is possible the spread of COVID-19 may re-emerge in the New York area. We expect the significance of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the extent of its effect on our financial and operational results, to be dictated by, among other things, its duration, the success of efforts to contain it and the impact of actions taken in response. For instance, recent government action to provide substantial financial support to businesses could provide helpful mitigation for us and certain of our borrowers; its ultimate impact, however, is not yet clear. While we are not able at this time to estimate the future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our financial and operational results, it could be material.

 

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Item 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

On February 26, 2020, our Board of Directors authorized a share buy back program, pursuant to which we may, from time to time, purchase up to 100,000 of our common shares. This program does not obligate the Company to purchase any shares and expires on February 25, 2021. The authorization for the program is able to be terminated, increased or decreased by the Company’s Board of Directors in its discretion at any time.

 

As set forth in the table below, during the quarter ended September 30, 2020, the Company repurchased 6,900 shares of the Company’s common shares under the stock buy-back program at an aggregate cost of $27,380.

 

ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Period   (a)
Total
Number
of Shares
(or Units)
Purchased
    (b)
Average
Price Paid
per Share
(or Unit)
    (c)
Total Number
of Shares (or
Units)
Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced
Plans or
Programs
    (d)
Maximum Number
(or Approximate
Dollar Value) of
Shares (or Units)
that May Yet Be
Purchased Under
the Plans or
Programs
 
July 1-31, 2020     0     $       0       68,001  
August 1-31, 2020     0     $       0       68,001  
September 1-30, 2020     6,900     $ 3.968       6,900       61,101  
Total     6,900     $ 3.968       6,900       61,101  

 

Item 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No.   Description
31.1   Chief Executive Officer Certification under Rule 13a-14
31.2   Chief Financial Officer Certification under Rule 13a-14
32.1*   Chief Executive Officer Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 1350
32.2*   Chief Financial Officer Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 1350
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 

 

 

* Furnished, not filed, in accordance with item 601(32)(ii) of Regulation S-K.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (Registrant)
   
Date: October 20, 2020 By: /s/ Assaf Ran
    Assaf Ran, President and Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
   
Date: October 20, 2020 By: /s/ Vanessa Kao
    Vanessa Kao, Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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