Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. Reports Results for 2015

Revenue Increases by 37.8% to Approximately $4 Million

Net Income Increases by 53.8 % to Approximately $2.2 Million

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., March 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOAN) announced today that net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 was approximately $2,238,000, or $0.33 per share, versus approximately $1,455,000, or $0.29 per share for the year ended December 31, 2014. This increase in net income was mainly due to an increase in operating income as a result of increased lending activity.

Total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2015 was approximately $4,001,000 compared to approximately $2,904,000 for the year ended December 31, 2014, an increase of $1,097,000 or 37.8%. The increase in revenue represents an increase in lending operations. In 2015, approximately $3,356,000 of the Company’s revenue represents interest income on secured, commercial loans that the Company offers to small businesses compared to approximately $2,401,000 in 2014, and approximately $645,000 represents origination fees on such loans compared to approximately $503,000 in 2014.

Total operating costs and expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015 were approximately $1,733,000 compared to approximately $1,443,000 for the year ended December 31, 2014, an increase of $290,000 or 20.1%. The increase in operating costs and expenses is primarily attributable to an increase in interest and amortization of debt service costs due to the Company’s establishment and use of a line of credit in order to increase its ability to make loans, and to increases in payroll-related expenses.

Assaf Ran, Chairman of the Board and CEO, stated, “2015 was a record year for the company. The REIT model works. We have significantly increased revenue and earnings while enhancing shareholders value and increasing cash dividends. All that was done responsibly and carefully in order to maintain our NO DEFAULTS track record.”

About Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc.
Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. offers short-term secured, non–banking loans (sometimes referred to as ‘‘hard money’’ loans) to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, rehabilitation or improvement of properties located in the New York metropolitan area. We operate the web site: http://www.manhattanbridgecapital.com

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) we have limited operating history as a REIT; (ii) our loan origination activities, revenues and profits are limited by available funds (iii)we operate in a highly competitive market and competition may limit our ability to originate loans with favorable interest rates; (iv) our chief executive officer is critical to our business and our future success may depend on our ability to retain him; (v) if we overestimate the yields on our loans or incorrectly value the collateral securing the loan, we may experience losses; (vi) we may be subject to “lender liability” claims; (vii) our loan portfolio is illiquid; (viii) our due diligence may not uncover all of a borrower’s liabilities or other risks to its business; (ix) borrower concentration could lead to significant losses; (x) our management has no experience managing a REIT; and (xi) 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. 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. 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.

December 31, 2015 and 2014
2015 2014
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$106,836 47,676
Short term loans receivable 20,199,000 19,138,426
Interest receivable on loans 382,572 213,766
Other current assets 32,865 26,995
Total current assets 20,721,273 19,426,863
Long term loans receivable 10,705,040 4,894,050
Property and equipment, net 8,771 19,088
Security deposit 6,816 6,816
Investment in privately held company 50,000 65,000
Deferred financing costs 164,510 32,500

Total assets
$31,656,410 $24,444,317
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Line of credit$11,821,099 $7,700,000
Short term loans 1,095,620 2,469,465
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 99,643 163,622
Deferred origination fees 279,682 244,776
Dividends payable 617,443 ---
Total liabilities, all current 13,913,487 10,577,863
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred shares - $.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued --- ---
Common shares - $.001 par value; 25,000,000 authorized; 7,441,039 and 6,260,689 issued; 7,264,039 and 6,083,689 outstanding 7,441 6,260
Additional paid-in capital 18,500,524 14,116,183
Treasury stock, at cost – 177,000 (369,335) (369,335)
(Accumulated deficit) Retained earnings (395,707) 113,346
Total stockholders’ equity 17,742,923 13,866,454

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$31,656,410 $24,444,317

FOR THE YEARS ENDED December 31, 2015 and 2014


Interest income from loans$3,355,920 $2,401,150
Origination fees 644,706 502,515
Total Revenue 4,000,626 2,903,665
Operating costs and expenses:
Interest and amortization of debt service costs 691,392 563,368
Referral fees 2,356 2,244
General and administrative expenses 1,038,849 876,906
Total operating costs and expenses 1,732,597 1,442,518
Income from operations 2,268,029 1,461,147
Other income --- 21,197
Impairment loss on property and equipment (13,863) ---
Loss on write-down of investment in privately held company (15,000) ---
Total other (loss) income, net (28,863) 21,197
Income before income tax expense 2,239,166 1,482,344
Income tax expense (1,595) (27,839)
Net income$ 2,237,571 $ 1,454,505
Basic and diluted net income per common share outstanding:
--Basic$0.33 $0.29
--Diluted$0.33 $0.29
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
--Basic 6,759,219 5,028,645
--Diluted 6,786,610

FOR THE YEARS ENDED December 31, 2015 and 2014

Common Stock
Additional Paid-in

Treasury Stock
Deficit) /
SharesAmount SharesCost
Balance, January 1, 20144,433,190$4,433 $ 9,745,249 177,000$(369,335)$(487,660)$ 8,892,687
Non cash compensation 28,767 28,767
Exercise of stock options 66,887 67 55,163 55,230
Exercise of warrants 6,226 6 (6) 0
Public offering1,754,386 1,754 4,287,010 4,288,764
Dividends paid (853,499) (853,499)
Net income for the year ended December 31, 2014 1,454,505 1,454,505
Balance, December 31, 20146,260,689 6,260 14,116,183 177,000 (369,335) 113,346 13,866,454
Non cash compensation 13,664 13,664
Exercise of stock options40,000 40 61,150 61,190
Exercise of warrants20,350 21 73,449 73,470
Public offering1,120,000 1,120 4,236,078 4,237,198
Dividends paid (2,129,181) (2,129,181)
Dividends declared and payable (617,443) (617,443)
Net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 2,237,571 2,237,571
Balance, December 31, 20157,441,039$7,441 $18,500,524 177,000$(369,335)$(395,707)$ 17,742,923

FOR THE YEARS ENDED December 31, 2015 and 2014
2015 2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$ 2,237,571 $ 1,454,505
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities -
Amortization of deferred financing costs 39,542 ---
Depreciation 5,714 ---
Non cash compensation expense 13,664 28,767
Impairment loss on property and equipment 13,863 ---
Loss on write-down of investment in privately held company 15,000 ---
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Interest receivable on loans (168,806) (42,283)
Other current and non current assets (5,871) (8,634)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (63,979) 106,556
Deferred origination fees 34,906 112,758
Income taxes payable --- (373,219)
Net cash provided by operating activities 2,121,604 1,278,450
Cash flows from investing activities:
Issuance of short term loans (21,609,000) (22,585,990)
Collections received from loans 14,737,436 13,248,464
Proceeds from exercise of option --- 146,821
Purchase of fixed assets (9,260) (19,088)
Net cash used in investing activities (6,880,824) (9,209,793)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from loans and line of credit, net 2,747,254 3,500,000
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants 134,660 55,230
Proceeds from public offering, net 4,237,198 4,288,765
Dividends paid (2,129,181) (853,499)
Deferred financing costs incurred (171,551) (32,500)
Net cash provided by financing activities 4,818,380 6,957,996
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 59,160 (973,347)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 47,676 1,021,023
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year$ 106,836 $ 47,676
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:
Taxes paid during the year$ 56 $ 416,083
Interest paid during the year$ 596,187 $ 563,368
Supplement Information – Noncash Information:
Dividend declared and payable$617,443 $---

Contact: Assaf Ran, CEO Vanessa Kao, CFO (516) 444-3400

Source:Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc.