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Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

GREAT NECK, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOAN) announced today that total revenue for the three month period ended September 30, 2017 was approximately $1,591,000 compared to approximately $1,169,000 for the three month period ended September 30, 2016, an increase of $422,000, or 36.1%. The increase in revenue represents an increase in lending operations. For the three month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, approximately $1,352,000 and $960,000, respectively, of our revenues were attributable to interest income on the secured commercial loans that we offer to small businesses, and approximately $240,000 and $209,000, respectively, of the Company’s revenues were attributable to origination fees on such loans.

Net income for the three month period ended September 30, 2017 was approximately $961,000 or $0.12 per basic and diluted share (based on approximately 8.1 million weighted-average outstanding common shares), versus net income of approximately $725,000 or $0.10 per basic and diluted share (based on approximately 7.6 million weighted-average outstanding common shares) for the three month period ended September 30, 2016, an increase of $236,000, or 32.6%. 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 nine month period ended September 30, 2017 was approximately $4,322,000 compared to approximately $3,440,000 for the nine month period ended September 30, 2016, an increase of $882,000, or 25.6%. The increase in revenue represents an increase in lending operations. For the nine month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, revenues of approximately $3,647,000 and $2,849,000, respectively, were attributable to interest income on the secured commercial loans that we offer to small businesses, and approximately $675,000 and $591,000, respectively, were attributable to origination fees on such loans.

Net income for the nine month period ended September 30, 2017 was approximately $2,592,000 or $0.32 per basic and diluted share (based on approximately 8.1 million weighted-average outstanding common shares), versus net income of approximately $2,130,000 or $0.29 per basic and diluted share (based on approximately 7.4 million weighted-average outstanding common shares) for the same period in 2016, an increase of $462,000, or 21.7%. This increase in net income was mainly due to an increase in operating income as a result of increased lending activity.

As of September 30, 2017, total shareholders' equity was approximately $23,120,000 compared to approximately $22,314,000 as of December 31, 2016, an increase of $806,000.

On August 8, 2017, the Company amended and restated certain terms of its existing credit line agreement with Webster Business Credit Corporation and Flushing Bank to further increase the credit line from $15 million to $20 million.

Assaf Ran, Chairman of the Board and CEO stated, “The numbers speak for themselves; we believe that we offer our shareholders not only generous quarterly dividends but also steady and responsible growth. The increase of the bank line of credit from $14 million to $20 million during the third quarter, provided the necessary funds for this quarter’s performance.”

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

Forward Looking Statements

This press release and the statements of our representatives related thereto contain or may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as “plan,” “project,” “potential,” “seek,” “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “could,” “estimate,” or “continue” are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, when we state that we offer generous dividends and sturdy growth we are using forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that certain important factors may affect the Company’s actual results and could cause such results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements that may be made in this news release. 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, including but not limited to the following: (i) we have limited operating history as a Real Estate Investment Trust (“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 limited 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 risk factors contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission identify important factors that could cause such differences. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and we caution potential investors not to place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.


MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30, 2017
(unaudited)
December 31, 2016
(audited)
Assets
Loans receivable$44,419,950 $34,755,320
Interest receivable on loans 508,342 346,519
Cash and cash equivalents 112,184 96,299
Deferred financing costs 60,250 56,193
Investment in privately held company 15,000 35,000
Other assets 58,384 44,193
Total assets$ 45,174,110 $35,333,524
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Liabilities:
Line of credit$16,174,495 $ 6,482,848
Senior secured notes (net of deferred financing costs of $641,355 and $697,669, respectively) 5,358,645 5,302,331
Deferred origination fees 390,743 315,411
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 130,270 105,541
Dividends payable --- 813,503
Total liabilities 22,054,153 13,019,634
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred shares - $.01 par value; 5,000,000 authorized; none issued --- ---
Common shares - $.001 par value; 25,000,000 authorized; 8,319,036 and 8,312,036 issued; 8,108,934 and 8,135,036 outstanding, respectively 8,319 8,312
Additional paid-in capital 23,164,245 23,134,013
Treasury stock, at cost – 210,102 and 177,000 shares, respectively (541,491) (369,335)
Retained earnings (Accumulated deficit) 488,884 (459,100)
Total stockholders’ equity 23,119,957 22,313,890

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$45,174,110 $35,333,524



MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
Three Months
Ended
September 30,
Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016


Interest income from loans


$


1,351,788


$


960,274


$


3,646,535


$


2,848,516
Origination fees 239,675 208,951 675,434 591,191
Total revenue 1,591,463 1,169,225 4,321,969 3,439,707
Operating costs and expenses:
Interest and amortization of debt service costs 352,359 205,449 861,591 593,749
Referral fees 750 2,263 2,951 5,525
General and administrative expenses 266,534 236,972 842,520 698,356
Total operating costs and expenses 619,643 444,684 1,707,062 1,297,630
Income from operations 971,820 724,541 2,614,907 2,142,077
Loss on write-down of investment in privately held company (10,000) --- (20,000) (10,000)
Income before income tax expense 961,820 724,541 2,594,907 2,132,077
Income tax expense (1,099) --- (2,971) (2,146)

Net income
$ 960,721 $ 724,541$ 2,591,936 $ 2,129,931
Basic and diluted net income per common share outstanding:
--Basic$ 0.12 $ 0.10$ 0.32 $ 0.29
--Diluted$ 0.12 $ 0.10$ 0.32 $ 0.29
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
--Basic 8,106,499 7,598,626 8,120,091 7,407,787
--Diluted 8,117,151 7,623,635 8,131,400 7,426,165


MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
Nine Months
Ended September 30,
2017 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 2,591,936 $ 2,129,931
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities -
Amortization of deferred financing costs 95,378 51,474
Depreciation 3,398 2,752
Non cash compensation expense 9,798 10,192
Loss on write-down of investment in privately held company 20,000 10,000
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Interest receivable on loans (161,823) 78,234
Other assets (15,922) (16,809)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 24,730 (27,702)
Deferred origination fees 75,332 64,879
Net cash provided by operating activities 2,642,827 2,302,951
Cash flows from investing activities:
Issuance of short term loans (30,314,500) (24,299,500)
Collections received from loans 20,649,870 23,671,720
Purchase of fixed assets (1,666) (3,019)
Net cash used in investing activities (9,666,296) (630,799)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from (repayments of) line of credit, net 9,691,647 (7,558,044)
Repayments of short-term loans, net --- (1,095,620)
Cash restricted for reduction of line of credit --- (919,352)
Proceeds from public offerings, net --- 9,539,347
Deferred financing costs (43,122) ---
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants 20,440 305,004
Purchase of treasury shares (172,156) ---
Dividends paid (2,457,455) (1,891,804)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 7,039,354 (1,620,469)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 15,885 51,683
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 96,299 106,836
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $112,184 $158,519
Supplemental cash flow information:
Taxes paid during the period $ 2,971 $ 1,948
Interest paid during the period $713,428 $546,015

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

Source:Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc.