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American Church Mortgage (ACMC)

Filed: 15 May 17, 12:00am

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended03/31/2017

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 number000-25919

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Minnesota 41-1793975

State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization

 I.R.S. Employer Identification No.
   
10237 Yellow Circle Drive Minnetonka, MN 55343
Address of Principal Executive Offices Zip Code

(952) 945-9455

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code

 

Former Name, Former Address and Former Fiscal Year, if Changed Since Last Report

 

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.  Yes x No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files).  Yes x No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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 ☐ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)Smaller reporting company 
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 Act).  Yes ☐ No 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS:

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Section 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court.   Yes ☐    No ☐ 

 

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS:

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class Outstanding at May 15, 2017
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share 1,677,798 shares
 
 
AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
 
INDEX

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PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
  
  
Item 1.  Financial Statements: 
  
Balance Sheets.………………………………………………………………….…………2 - 3
  
Statements of Operations…….………………………….…………………………………4
  
Statements of Cash Flows……..…………………………………………………………..5 - 6
  
Notes to Financial Statements …………………………………………………………….7- 16
  
Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial 
Condition and Results of Operations……………………………………………………..17– 21
  
Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk…………………..21
  
Items 4.  Controls and Procedures……………..…………………………………………22
  
PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION
  
Item 1.  Legal Proceedings……………………………………………………………….23
  
Item 1A.  Risk Factors………………………………….………………………………...23
  
Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds…………………..23
  
Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities…………………………………………..…….23
  
Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures………………………..…………………………..……23
  
Item 5.  Other Information……………………………………………………………….23
  
Item 6.  Exhibits………………………………………………….……………………….23
  
Signatures…………………………………………………….…………………..………25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Minnetonka, Minnesota

 

Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
    
Balance Sheets
    
ASSETSMarch 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
    
Current Assets   
    Cash and equivalents $            1,281,362  $            3,382,994
    Accounts receivable                  227,064                   219,352
    Interest receivable                  178,170                   175,912
    Investments                      2,410                       2,410
    Current maturities of mortgage loans receivable, net of   
          allowance of $101,091 and $41,912 and deferred    
          origination fees of $42,311 and $22,444 at March 31,   
          2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively               1,765,700                   725,727
 Current maturities of bond portfolio                  125,000                   111,000
    Prepaid expenses                    12,245                       1,489
            Total current assets               3,591,951                4,618,884
    
    
Mortgage Loans Receivable, net of current maturities,   
    allowance of $1,234,266 and $1,270,071 and deferred   
    origination fees of $278,338 and $276,055 at March   
     31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively             21,796,435              22,396,071
    
Bond Portfolio,net of current maturities             12,635,616              11,371,616
    
Real Estate Held for Sale                  225,872                   340,872
    
Deferred Offering Costs, net of accumulated amortization   
    of  $1,131,530 and $1,101,441 at March 31, 2017 and    
    December 31, 2016, respectively                  836,521                   839,195
            Total Assets $          39,086,395  $          39,566,638
    
    
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.  

 

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
    
Balance Sheets
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                         March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
    
Current Liabilities   
    Current maturities of secured investor certificates $            1,625,000  $            2,803,000
    Accounts payable                    24,830                     36,951
    Dividends payable                  117,446                   100,668
            Total current liabilities               1,767,276                2,940,619
    
Secured Investor Certificates, Series B,net of current maturities              11,873,000              11,486,000
Secured Investor Certificates, Series C,net of current maturities               6,307,000                6,339,000
Secured Investor Certificates, Series D               7,773,000                7,296,000
           Total liabilities             27,720,276              28,061,619
    
Stockholders’ Equity   
    Common stock, par value $.01 per share    
        authorized, 30,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding, 1,677,798   
        at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016                    16,778                     16,778
    Additional paid-in capital             19,113,458              19,113,458
    Accumulated deficit             (7,764,117)              (7,625,217)
            Total stockholders’ equity             11,366,119              11,505,019
    
            Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $          39,086,395  $          39,566,638
    
    
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement. 

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
    
Statements of Operations
    
 For the Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2017 March 31, 2016
 (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
    
Interest and Other Income $                682,725  $                676,564
    
Interest Expense                   481,132                    499,319
    
Net Interest Income                   201,593                    177,245
    
Provision for losses on mortgage loans receivable                     23,374                      52,099
    
Net Interest Income after Provision for Mortgage Losses                   178,219                    125,146
    
Other than temporary impairment on bond portfolio                               -                      60,000
    
Operating Expenses                   199,673                    164,926
    
Operating (Loss) Income                   (21,454)                    (99,780)
    
Other Income                               -                                -
    
Net (Loss) $                (21,454)  $                (99,780)
    
Basic and Diluted (Loss) Per Share $                    (0.01)  $                    (0.02)
    
Dividends Declared Per Share $                      0.07  $                      0.06
    
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding -   
    Basic and Diluted                1,677,798                 1,677,798
    
    
Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.  

 

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
     
Statements of Cash Flows
     
  For the Three Months Ended
  2017 2016
     
Cash Flows from Operating Activities        
    Net loss $(21,454) $(99,780)
    Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash        
        from operating activities:        
         Net loss on sales and impairment on real estate held for sale  66,971   19,173 
        Provision for losses on mortgage loans receivable  23,374   52,099 
        Other than temporary impairment on bond portfolio  —     60,000 
        Accretion of deferred loan origination fees  22,150   6,000 
        Amortization of deferred costs  30,089   31,805 
        Change in assets and liabilities        
            Accounts receivable  (7,712)  (8,256)
            Interest receivable  (2,258)  4,250 
            Prepaid expenses  (10,756)  5,387 
            Accounts payable  (12,121)  34,046 
            Net cash (used for) provided by operating activities  88,283   104,724 
         
Cash Flows from Investing Activities        
    Investment in mortgage loans  (2,218,570)  (690,497)
    Collections of mortgage loans  1,732,709   710,923 
    Proceeds from sale of real estate held for sale  48,029   —   
    Investment in bonds  (1,289,000)  —   
    Proceeds from bonds  11,000   40,000 
            Net cash (used for) provided by investing activities  (1,715,832)  60,426 
         
Cash Flows from Financing Activities        
    Proceeds from secured investor certificates  469,000   514,000 
    Payments on secured investor certificate maturities  (815,000)  (49,000)
    Payments for deferred costs  (27,415)  (20,025)
    Dividends paid  (100,668)  (125,836)
            Net cash (used for) financing activities  (474,083)  319,139 
         
Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Equivalents  (2,101,632)  484,289 
         
Cash and Equivalents- Beginning of Period  3,382,994   4,377,110 
         
Cash and Equivalents- End of Period $1,281,362  $4,861,399 
         
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.    

 

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
    
Statements of Cash Flows - Continued
    
 For the Three Months Ended
 2017 2016
    
Supplemental Cash Flow Information   
    
    Dividends payable $                117,446  $                    100,668
    
    Loan origination fees $                  22,150  $                               -
    
    Interest paid $                451,045  $                    499,319
    
    Non-cash investing activity:   
       Real estate held for sale financed through   
          mortgage loans receivable $                            -  $                    380,250
    
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.  

 

 

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1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions for interim statements and, therefore, do not include all information and disclosures necessary for fair presentation of results of operations, financial position, and changes in cash flow in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. However, in the opinion of management, such statements reflect all adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary for fair presentation of financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the period presented.

 

The unaudited financial statements of the Company should be read in conjunction with the December 31, 2016 audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2016. Operating results for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2017.

 

Nature of Business

 

American Church Mortgage Company, a Minnesota corporation, was incorporated on May 27, 1994. The Company was organized to engage primarily in the business of making mortgage loans to churches and other nonprofit religious organizations throughout the United States, on terms established for individual organizations.

 

Accounting Estimates

 

Management uses estimates and assumptions in preparing these financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Those estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, and the reported revenues and expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The most sensitive estimates relate to the realizability of the mortgage loans receivable, the valuation of the bond portfolio and real estate held for sale. It is at least reasonably possible that these estimates could change in the near term and that the effect of the change, if any, may be material to the financial statements.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

The Company's loans have been granted to churches and other non-profit religious organizations. The ability of the Company’s debtors to honor their contracts is dependent on member contributions and the involvement in the church or organization of its senior pastor.

 

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Cash and Equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid debt instruments purchased with maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

 

The Company maintains accounts primarily at two financial institutions. At times throughout the year, the Company’s cash and equivalents balances may exceed amounts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Cash in money market funds is not federally insured. The Company had $39,467 and $14,841 in money market fund accounts at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts.

 

Bond Portfolio

The Company accounts for the bond portfolio under the Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 320. The Company classifies the bond portfolio as “available-for-sale” and measures the portfolio at fair value. While the bonds are generally held until contractual maturity, the Company classifies them as available-for-sale as the bonds may be used to repay secured investor certificates or provide additional liquidity or working capital in the short term. The Company has classified $125,000 and $111,000 in bonds as current assets as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively, based on management’s estimates for liquidity requirements and contractual maturities of certain bonds maturing in 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

Allowance for Mortgage Loans Receivable

 

The Company records mortgage loans receivable at estimated net realizable value, which is the unpaid principal balances of the mortgage loans receivable, less the allowance for mortgage loans. The Company’s loan loss policy provides an allowance for estimated uncollectible loans based on an evaluation of the current status of the loan portfolio. This policy provides for principal amounts outstanding on a particular loan if cumulative interruptions occur in the normal payment schedule of a loan; therefore, the Company recognizes a provision for losses and an allowance for the outstanding principal amount of a loan in the Company’s portfolio if the amount is in doubt of collection. Additionally, no additional interest income is recognized on impaired loans that are declared to be in default and are in the foreclosure process. At March 31, 2017, the Company provided $1,335,357 for seventeen mortgage loans, of which seven totaling approximately $3,453,000 are three or more mortgage payments in arrears, three loans totaling approximately $1,226,000 are declared to be in default and two loans totaling approximately $627,000 are in the foreclosure process. At December 31, 2016, the Company provided $1,311,983 for seventeen mortgage loans, of which seven totaling approximately $3,449,000 were three or more mortgage payments in arrears, three loans totaling approximately $1,226,000 were declared to be in default and two loans totaling approximately $627,000 were in the foreclosure process.

 

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A summary of transactions in the allowance for credit losses for the three months ended March 31, 2017 is as follows:

 

Balance at December 31, 2016 $  1,311,983
Provision for additional losses      23,374
Balance at March 31, 2017 $  1,353,357

 

The allowance for credit losses had provision for additional losses of $52,099 and charge-offs of $18,100 for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

 

The total impaired loans, which are loans that are in the foreclosure process or are declared to be in default, were approximately $1,853,000 both at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, which the Company believes are adequately secured by the underlying collateral and the allowance for mortgage loans. Approximately $675,000 and $663,000 of the Company’s allowance for mortgage loans was allocated to impaired loans at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

 

The Company will declare a loan to be in default and will place the loan on non-accrual status when the following thresholds have been met: (i) the borrower has missed three consecutive mortgage payments; (ii) the borrower has not communicated to the Company any legitimate reason for delinquency in its payments to the Company and has not arranged for the re-continuance of payments; (iii) lines of communication to the borrower have broken down such that any reasonable prospect of rehabilitating the loan and return of regular payments is gone.

 

The Company’s policies on payments received and interest accrued on non-accrual loans are as follows: (i) The Company will accept payments on loans that are currently on non-accrual status when a borrower has communicated to us that they intend to meet their mortgage obligations. A payment made on a non-accrual loan is considered a good faith deposit as to the intent to resume their mortgage payment obligation. This good faith deposit is credited back to interest first then principal as stated in the mortgage loan documentation. (ii) A letter outlining the re-payment terms or the restructure terms (if any) of the loan is provided to the borrower. This letter will be signed by the Senior Pastor and all board members of the borrower. This letter resumes the obligation to make payments on non-accrual loans. (iii) The borrower must meet all its payment obligations for the next 120 days without interruption in order to be removed from non-accrual status.

 

When a loan is declared in default according to the Company’s policy or deemed to be doubtful of collection, the loan committee of the Advisor to the Company will direct the staff to charge-off the uncollectable receivables.

 

Loans totaling approximately $3,453,000 and $3,449,000 exceeded 90 days past due but continued to accrue interest at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. The Company believes that the loans are well secured, not deemed to be in default and the Company is actively pursuing collection of past due payments.

 

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Real Estate Held for Sale

 

As of March 31, 2017, the Company had one property acquired via deed in lieu of foreclosure, with outstanding loan balances totaling $225,872. The Church is still occupying this property and paying rent while trying to either sell the building or obtain refinancing. The Company records real estate held for sale at the estimated fair value, which is net of the expected expenses related to the sale of the real estate. The fair value of our real estate held for sale, which represents the carrying value, is $225,872 as of March 31, 2017 after an impairment of approximately $12,000. There was no additional impairment during the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

 

The Company sold one property and disposed of a second property during the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The first property was sold to an unrelated third party for approximately $48,000. The second property was disposed by way of a “Quick-Claim Deed” to an unrelated third party. The disposed property had no carrying value. The Company realized an additional loss of approximately $67,000 on property that was sold as of March 31, 2017. The Company sold two properties during the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The two properties were sold for approximately $380,000. The Company provided seller financing to the borrower’s. The Company realized an additional loss of approximately $52,000 on both properties as of March 31, 2016.

 

Carrying Value of Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company tests long-lived assets or asset groups for recoverability when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. Circumstances which could trigger a review include, but are not limited to: significant decreases in the market price of the asset; significant adverse changes in the business climate or legal factors; accumulation of costs significantly in excess of the amount originally expected for the acquisition or construction of the asset; current period cash flow or operating losses combined with a history of losses or a forecast of continuing losses associated with the use of the asset; and current expectation that the asset will more likely than not be sold or disposed of significantly before the end of the estimated useful life.

 

Recoverability is assessed based on the carrying amount of the asset compared to the sum of the undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use and the eventual disposal of the asset, as well as specific appraisal in certain instances. An allowance for losses is recognized when the carrying amount is deemed not recoverable and exceeds fair value as determined through various valuation techniques including, but not limited to, discounted cash flow models, quoted market values, and third party independent appraisals.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

Interest income on mortgage loans receivable and the bond portfolio is recognized as earned. Other income included with interest represents cash received for loan origination fees, which are recognized over the life of the loan as an adjustment to the yield on the loan.

 

Deferred Financing Costs

 

The Company defers the costs related to obtaining financing. These costs are amortized over the life of the financing using the straight line method, which approximates the effective interest method.

 

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Income (Loss) Per Common Share

 

No adjustments were made to income for the purpose of calculating earnings (loss) per share, as there were no potential dilutive shares outstanding.

 

2. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

The Company measures certain financial instruments at fair value in our balance sheets. The fair value of these instruments is based on valuations that include inputs that can be classified within one of the three levels of a hierarchy. Level 1 inputs include quoted market prices in an active market for identical assets or liabilities. Level 2 inputs are market data, other than Level 1, that are observable either directly or indirectly. Level 2 inputs include quoted market prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted market prices in an inactive market, and other observable information that can be corroborated by market data. Level 3 inputs are unobservable and corroborated by little or no market data.

 

Except for the bond portfolio, which is required by authoritative accounting guidance to be recorded at fair value in our Balance Sheets, the Company elected not to record any other financial assets or liabilities at fair value on a recurring basis. We recorded an aggregate allowance for losses on our Agape bonds (see Note 3), which totaled $458,000 for both periods ended March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

 

The following table summarizes the Company’s financial instruments that were measured at fair value on a recurring basis:

    Fair Value
Measurement
March 31, 2017 Fair Value Level 3
         
Bond portfolio $12,760,616  $12,760,616 

 

    Fair Value
Measurement
December 31, 2016 Fair Value Level 3
         
Bond portfolio $11,482,616  $11,482,616 

 

We determine the fair value of the bond portfolio shown in the table above by comparing it with similar instruments in inactive markets. The analysis reflects the contractual terms of the bonds, which are callable at par by the issuer at any time, and the anticipated cash flows of the bonds, and uses observable and unobservable market-based inputs. Unobservable inputs include our internal credit rating and selection of similar bonds for valuation.

 

 

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The change in Level 3 assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis is summarized as follows:

 Bond Portfolio
  
Balance at December 31, 2016$11,482,616
Purchases1,289,000
Proceeds     (11,000)
Balance at March 31, 2017$12,760,616

 

Real estate held for sale and impaired loans are recorded at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. The fair value of real estate held for sale was based upon the listed sales price less expected selling costs, which is a Level 3 input. The resulting impairment charges were $0 and $19,173 for the periods ended March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

 

The following table summarizes the Company’s financial instruments that were measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis:

  March 31, 2017
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Fair Value at March 31,
2017
Impaired Loans $—    $—    $1,177,592  $1,177,592 
Real estate held for resale  —     —     225,872   225,872 
  $—    $—    $1,403,464  $1,403,464 

 

 

  December 31, 2016
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Fair Value at December 31,
2016
Impaired Loans $—    $—    $1,189,873  $1,189,873 
Real estate held for resale  —     —     340,872   340,872 
  $—    $—    $1,530,745  $1,530,745 

 

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The change in Level 3 assets measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis is summarized as follows:

     
   Impaired Loans   Real Estate Held for Sale 
         
Balance at December 31, 2016 $1,189,873  $340,872 
Dispositions  —     (115,000)
Provision for other than temporary losses  (12,281)  —   
Balance at March 31, 2017 $1,177,592  $225,872 

 

3. MORTGAGE LOANS RECEIVABLE AND BOND PORTFOLIO

 

At March 31, 2017, the Company had mortgage loans receivable totaling $25,218,140. The loans bear interest ranging from 0% to 10.25% with a weighted average of approximately 8.20% at March 31, 2017. The Company had mortgage loans receivable totaling $24,732,280 that bore interest ranging from 0% to 10.25% with a weighted average of approximately 8.25% at December 31, 2016.

 

The Company has a portfolio of secured church bonds at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, which are carried at fair value. The bonds pay quarterly interest ranging from 2.50% to 9.75%. The aggregate value of secured church bonds equaled approximately $13,219,000 at March 31, 2017 with a weighted average interest rate of 6.85% and approximately $11,941,000 at December 31, 2016 with a weighted average interest rate of 6.77%. These bonds are due at various maturity dates through March 2042.

 

The contractual maturity schedule for mortgage loans receivable and the bond portfolio as of March 31, 2017, is as follows:

 Mortgage LoansBond Portfolio
   
April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018$     1,909,102$  125,000
April 1, 2018 through December 31, 20182,789,194134,000
20191,301,152155,000
20201,362,089168,000
2021784,343234,000
Thereafter17,072,261  12,402,616
            25,218,141 13,218,616
Less loan loss and bond other than temporary impairment(1,335,357)  (458,000)
Less deferred origination income    (320,649)______-__
            Totals$23,562,135$12,760,616

 

 

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The Company currently owns $529,000 First Mortgage Bonds and $497,000 Second Mortgage Bonds issued by Agape Assembly Baptist Church located in Orlando, Florida. The total principal amount of First Mortgage Bonds issued by Agape is $7,200,000, and the total principal amount of Second Mortgage Bonds issued is $715,000. Agape defaulted on its payment obligations to bondholders in September 2010. The church subsequently commenced a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization proceeding regarding the property that secures the First Mortgage Bonds in December 2010. Agape is currently performing under a loan modification agreement. In October 2014, a minimum of 80% of the bondholders of Agape agreed to a modification in the terms of their bonds which has resulted in the resumption of both principal and interest payments to both the first and second mortgage bond holders. Both the First Mortgage Bonds and Second Mortgage Bonds have been modified to a fully amortized fixed rate, quarterly interest payment of 6.25% with a new maturity date of September 2037 for all the issued and outstanding bonds. The Company, along with all other bondholders, has a superior lien over all other creditors. The Company has an aggregate other than temporary impairment of $458,000 for the First and Second Mortgage Bonds at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, which effectively reduces the bonds to the fair value amount management believes will be recovered. The Church has subsequently defaulted on their modification agreement in 2016 and no interest payments were made to bondholders during the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

 

4. SECURED INVESTOR CERTIFICATES

 

Secured investor certificates are collateralized by certain mortgage loans receivable or secured church bonds of approximately the same value as the certificates. The weighted average interest rate on the certificates was 6.46% and 6.47% at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Holders of the secured investor certificates may renew certificates at the current rates and terms upon maturity at the Company’s discretion. Renewals upon maturity are considered neither proceeds from nor issuance of secured investor certificates. Renewals totaled approximately $656,000 and $50,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The secured investor certificates have certain financial and non-financial covenants identified in the respective series’ trust indentures.

 

The estimated maturity schedule for the secured investor certificates at March 31, 2017 is as follows:

 

   
April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018$    1,625,000 
April 1, 2018 through December 31, 20183,823,000 
20192,333,000 
20204,058,000 
20211,928,000 
Thereafter 13,811,000 
   
           Totals$27,578,000 

 

In July 2014, the Company filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer $10,000,000 worth of Series D secured investor certificates. The offering was declared effective by the SEC on August 12, 2014. The offering was renewed with an effective date of

 

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September 23, 2016. The certificates are being offered in multiples of $1,000 with interest rates ranging from 4.00% to 6.50%, subject to changing market rates, and maturities from 5 and 7 to 15 years. The certificates are collateralized by certain mortgage loans receivable and church bonds of approximately the same value. At March 31, 2017, approximately 7,773 Series D certificates had been issued and were outstanding for $7,793,000.

 

5. TRANSACTIONS WITH AFFILIATES

The Company has an Advisory Agreement with Church Loan Advisors, Inc. (the “Advisor”). The Advisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company and provides office space and administrative services. The Advisor and the Company are related through common ownership and common management. A majority of the independent board members approve the advisory agreement on an annual basis. The Company paid the Advisor management fees of approximately $80,000 and $81,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

6. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

The Company is required to disclose the fair value information about financial instruments, where it is practicable to estimate that value. Because assumptions used in these valuation techniques are inherently subjective in nature, the estimated fair values cannot always be substantiated by comparison to independent market quotes and, in many cases, the estimated fair values could not necessarily be realized in an immediate sale or settlement of the instrument.

 

The fair value estimates presented herein are based on relevant information available to management as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Management is not aware of any factors that would significantly affect these estimated fair value amounts. As these reporting requirements exclude certain financial instruments and all non-financial instruments, the aggregate fair value amounts presented herein do not represent management’s estimate of the underlying value of the Company.

 

The estimated fair values of the Company’s financial instruments, none of which are held for trading purposes, are as follows:

 

  March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
  Carrying Fair Carrying Fair
  Amount Value Amount Value
         
Cash and equivalents $1,281,362  $1,281,362  $3,382,994  $3,382,994 
Accounts receivable  227,064   227,064   219,352   219,352 
Interest receivable  178,170   178,170   175,912   175,912 
Mortgage loans receivable  25,218,141   26,618,461   24,732,280   25,646,901 
Bond portfolio  13,218,616   13,218,616   11,940,616   11,940,616 
Secured investor certificates  27,578,000   33,927,501   27,924,000   35,415,944 

 

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The following methods and assumptions were used by the Company to estimate the fair value of each class of financial instrument for which it is practicable to estimate that value:

 

Cash and equivalents

Due to their short-term nature, the carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents approximates fair value.

 

Accounts receivable

 

The carrying amount of accounts receivable approximates fair value.

 

Interest receivable

 

The carrying amount of interest receivable approximates fair value.

 

Mortgage loans receivable

 

The fair value of the mortgage loans receivable is currently greater than the carrying value as the portfolio is currently yielding a higher rate than similar mortgages with similar terms for borrowers with similar credit quality.

 

Bond portfolio

 

We determine the fair value of the bond portfolio shown in the table above by comparing with similar instruments in inactive markets. The analysis reflects the contractual terms of the bonds, which are callable at par by the issuer at any time, and the anticipated cash flows of the bonds and uses observable and unobservable market-based inputs. Unobservable inputs include our internal credit rating and selection of similar bonds for valuation.

 

Secured investor certificates

 

The fair value of the secured investor certificates is currently greater than the carrying value due to higher interest rates than current market rates.

 

 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

Certain statements contained in this section and elsewhere in this Form 10-Q constitute“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, (i) trends affecting our financial condition or results of operations; (ii) our business and growth strategies; (iii) the mortgage loan industry and the financial status of religious organizations; (iv) our financing plans; and other risks detailed in the Company’s other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The words“believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “may”, “plan”, “should”, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made and are not guarantees of future performance.

 

A detailed statement of risks and uncertainties is contained in our reports to the SEC, including, in particular, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and other public filings and disclosures.  Investors and shareholders are urged to read these documents carefully.

 

Plan of Operation

 

We were founded in May 1994 and commenced active business operations on April 15, 1996 after the completion of our initial public offering.

 

We currently have sixty-one first mortgage loans aggregating $24,991,307 in principal amount, three second mortgage loans totaling $226,834 in principal amount and a first mortgage bond portfolio with par values aggregating $13,218,616. Funding of additional first mortgage loans and purchase of first mortgage bonds issued by churches is expected to continue on an on-going basis as more investable assets become available through: (i) future sales of securities; (ii) prepayment and repayment at maturity of existing loans and bonds; and (iii) borrowed funds. These capital sources and interest received on loans and bonds provide general working capital to the Company.

 

Results of Operations

 

Fiscal 2017 Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 Compared to Fiscal 2016 Three Months Ended March 31, 2016

 

Our net (loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 was approximately $(21,454) and $(99,780), respectively, on total interest and other income of approximately $683,000 and $677,000, respectively. Interest and other income is comprised of interest from loans, interest from bonds, amortization of bond discounts and amortization of loan origination fees. As of March 31, 2017, our loans receivable have interest rates ranging from 0% to 10.25%, with an average, principal-adjusted interest rate of 8.20%. Our bond portfolio has an average current yield of 6.85% as of March 31, 2017. As of March 31, 2016, the average, principal-adjusted interest rate on our portfolio of loans was 8.28% and our portfolio of bonds had an average current yield of 6.79%. The increase in interest income was due to the funding of three new mortgage loans during the three month period as of March 31, 2017.

 

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Interest expense was approximately $481,000 and $499,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The decrease in interest expense was due to the decrease in Secured Investor Certificates outstanding. Net interest margin increased from 26.20% to 29.53% resulting primarily from a decrease in interest expense of approximately 3.64%.

 

We follow a loan loss allowance policy on our portfolio of loans outstanding. This critical policy requires complex judgments and estimates. We record mortgage loans receivable at their estimated net realizable value, which is the unpaid principal balance less the allowance for mortgage loans. Our loan policy provides an allowance for estimated uncollectible loans based on an evaluation of the current status of the loan portfolio. This policy provides for principal amounts outstanding on a particular loan if cumulative interruptions occur in the normal payment schedule of a loan. Our policy will provide for the outstanding principal amount of a loan in our portfolio if the amount is in doubt of being collected. Additionally, no interest income is recognized on impaired loans or loans that are in the foreclosure process.

 

We will declare a loan to be in default and will place the loan on non-accrual status when the following thresholds have been met: (i) the borrower has missed three consecutive mortgage payments; (ii) the borrower has not communicated to the Company any legitimate reason for delinquency in its payments to the Company and has not arranged for the re-continuance of payments; (iii) lines of communication to the borrower have broken down such that any reasonable prospect of rehabilitating the loan and return of regular payments is gone.

 

Our policies on payments received and interest accrued on non-accrual loans are as follows: (i) We will accept payments on loans that are currently on non-accrual status when a borrower has communicated to us that they intend to meet their mortgage obligations. A payment made on a non-accrual loan is considered a good faith deposit as to the intent to resume their mortgage payment obligation. This good faith deposit is credited back to interest first then principal as stated in the mortgage loan documentation. (ii) A letter outlining the re-payment terms or the restructure terms (if any) of the loan is provided to the borrower. This letter will be signed by the Senior Pastor and all board members of the borrower. This letter resumes the obligation to make payments on non-accrual loans. (iii) The borrower must meet all its payment obligations for the next 120 days without interruption in order to be removed from non-accrual status.

 

When a loan is declared in default according to our policy or deemed to be doubtful of collection, the loan committee of our Advisor will direct the staff to charge-off the uncollectable receivables.

 

Allowance for losses on mortgage loans receivable increased during the three months ended March 31, 2017 as we recorded additional provisions against the mortgage loans. We recorded an additional provision for losses on loans during the three months ended March 31, 2017 of approximately $23,374 compared to approximately $52,099 for the three months ended March 31, 2016. At March 31, 2017, we provided approximately $1,335,000 for seventeen mortgage loans, of which seven are three or more mortgage payments in arrears, three loans are declared to be in default and two were in the foreclosure process. At December 31, 2016, we provided approximately $1,312,000 for seventeen mortgage loans, of which seven were three or more mortgage payments in arrears, three were declared to be in default and two were in the foreclosure process.

 

Our lending practices limit deployment of our capital to churches and other non-profit religious organizations. The total principal amount of our second mortgage loans is limited to 20% of our average invested assets. We currently have three second mortgage loans totaling approximately $227,000 in principal amount outstanding. We do not loan to any borrower who has been in operation for less than two years and the borrower must demonstrate they can service the debt outstanding for the prior three years based on historical financial statements. We do not loan money based on projections or pledge

 

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programs. The loan amount to any borrower cannot exceed 75% loan to appraised value. Typically, we do not loan over 70% loan to value except in extenuating circumstances. In addition, the borrower’s long-term debt (including the proposed loan) cannot exceed four times the borrower’s gross income for the previous twelve month period.

 

Historically, loans in our portfolio are outstanding for an average of seven years. Our borrowers are typically small independent churches with little or no borrowing history. Once a church establishes a payment history with us, they look to refinance their loan with a local bank, credit union or other financial institution which is willing to provide financing since the borrower has established a payment history and have demonstrated they can meet their mortgage debt obligations.

 

Operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2017 increase to approximately $200,000 compared to $165,000 at March 31, 2016. The increase decrease was the result of a loss on sale of real estate held for sale.

 

Mortgage Loans and Bond Portfolio

 

Two new bridge loans were funded during the three months ended March 31, 2017 totaling $2,215,000. Bridge loans provides short-term financing to a church who has obtained financing through the issuance of church-bonds through our affiliate. These loans typically are only outstanding for sixty to ninety days. The balance of these two loans was $833,000 for the period ended March 31, 2017.

 

We currently own $529,000 First Mortgage Bonds and $497,000 Second Mortgage Bonds issued by Agape Assembly Baptist Church located in Orlando, Florida. The total principal amount of First Mortgage Bonds issued by Agape is $7,200,000, and the total principal amount of Second Mortgage Bonds issued is $715,000. Agape defaulted on its payment obligations to bondholders in September 2010. The Church subsequently commenced a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization proceeding regarding the property that secures the First Mortgage Bonds in December 2010. Agape is currently performing under a loan modification agreement. In October 2013, in excess of 80% of the bondholders of Agape agreed to a modification in the terms of their bonds which has resulted in the resumption of both principal and interest payments to both the first and second mortgage bond holders. Both the First Mortgage Bonds and Second Mortgage Bonds have been modified to a fully amortized fixed rate, quarterly interest payment of 6.25% with a new maturity date of September 2037 for all the issued and outstanding bonds. We, along with all other bondholders, have a superior lien over all other creditors. We have an aggregate allowance for losses of $458,000 for the First and Second Mortgage Bonds at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, which effectively reduces the bonds to the fair value amount management believes will be recovered. The Church has subsequently defaulted on their modification agreement in 2016 and no interest payments were made to bondholders during the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

 

Real Estate Held for Sale

 

We record real estate held for sale at the estimated fair value, which is net of the expected expenses related to the sale of the real estate. We did not record any additional impairment on our real estate held for sale for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

We sold one property and disposed of another property during the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The first property was sold, to an unrelated third party, for approximately $48,000. We realized a loss of approximately $67,000 on the property for the period ended March 31, 2017. The second property was disposed by way of a “Quick-Claim Deed” to an unrelated third party. The disposed property

 

 

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had no carrying value. The Company realized an additional loss of approximately $67,000 on property that was sold as of March 31, 2017.

 

Dividends

 

We have elected to operate as a real estate investment trust (REIT), therefore we are required, among other things, to distribute to shareholders at least 90% of “Taxable Income” in order to maintain our REIT status. The dividends declared and paid to shareholders may include cash from origination fees even though they are not recognized as income in their entirety for the period under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. We earned $22,150 and $6,000 in origination fees for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

We paid a dividend of $.07 for each share held of record on April 25, 2017. The dividend, which was paid April 28, 2017, represents a 2.80% annual rate of return on each share of common stock owned, assuming a purchase price of $10 per share.

 

Our Board of Directors declared a dividend of $.06 for each share held of record on May 1, 2016. The dividend, which was paid May 3, 2016, represents a 2.40% annual rate of return on each share of common stock owned, assuming a purchase price of $10 per share.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

We generate revenue through implementation of our business plan of making mortgage loans to, and acquiring first mortgage bonds issued by, churches and other non-profit religious organizations. Our revenue is derived principally from interest income, and secondarily through the origination fees and renewal fees generated by the mortgage loans we make. We also earn income through interest on funds that are invested pending their use in funding mortgage loans and on income generated on church bonds. Our principal recurring expenses are advisory fees, legal and accounting fees and interest payments on secured investor certificates. Our liabilities as of March 31, 2017 are primarily comprised of dividends declared as of March 31, 2017 but not yet paid and our secured investor certificates.

 

Our current funding sources are expected to provide adequate cash for our operations for the next twelve months. Future capital needs are expected to be met by: (i) the additional sale of securities; (ii) prepayment and repayment at maturity of mortgage loans we make; and (iii) bonds that mature or we sell from our bond portfolio. We believe that the “rolling” effect of mortgage loans maturing and bond repayments will provide a supplemental source of capital to fund our business operations in future years. We continually review the market for other sources of capital such as a line of credit. There can be no assurance we will be able to raise additional capital on terms acceptable for such purposes.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2017, total assets increased by approximately $480,000 due to an increase in our mortgage loans outstanding. Current liabilities decreased by approximately $1,173,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 due to a decrease in current maturities of our secured investor certificates. Non-current liabilities also decreased by approximately $341,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 due to a decrease of secured investor certificates outstanding.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, net cash (used for) provided by operating activities decreased to approximately $(244,000) from $105,000 from the comparative period ended March 31, 2016, primarily due to a decrease on real estate held for sale.

 

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For the three months ended March 31, 2017, net cash (used for) provided by investing activities was approximately $(1,384,000) compared to $60,000 from the comparative three months ended March 31, 2016, due to an increase in investment in bonds.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, net cash (used for) provided by financing activities decreased to approximately $(474,000) from $319,000 for the comparative three months ended March 31, 2016, primarily due to an increase in payments on maturing secured investor certificates.

 

 

Critical Accounting Estimates

 

Preparation of our financial statements requires estimates and judgments to be made that affect the amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses reported. Such decisions include the selection of the appropriate accounting principles to be applied and the assumptions on which to base accounting estimates. We evaluate these estimates based on assumptions we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances.

 

The difficulty in applying these policies arises from the assumptions, estimates and judgments that have to be made currently about matters that are inherently uncertain, such as future economic conditions, operating results and valuations as well as management intentions. As the difficulty increases, the level of precision decreases, meaning that actual results can and probably will be different from those currently estimated.

 

Management uses estimates and assumptions in preparing these financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Those estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, and the reported revenues and expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The most sensitive estimates relate to the realizability of the mortgage loans receivable and the valuation of the bond portfolio and real estate held for sale. It is at least reasonably possible that these estimates could change in the near term and that the effect of the change, if any, may be material to the financial statements.

 

We estimate the value of real estate we hold pending re-sale based on a number of factors. We look at the current condition of the property as well as current market conditions in determining a fair value, which will determine the listing price of each property. Each property is valued based on its current listing price less any anticipated selling costs, including for example, realtor commissions. Since churches are single use facilities the listing price of the property may be lower than the total amount owed to us. Attorney fees, taxes, utilities along with real estate commission fees will also reduce the amount we collect from the sale of a property we have acquired through foreclosure. The fair value of the real estate held for sale includes estimates of expenses related to the sale of the real estate.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

N/A

 

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Items 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

An evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the principal executive officer and the principal accounting officer, of the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Based on that evaluation, the principal executive officer and the principal accounting officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Securities and Exchange Commission is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms and that information required to be disclosed in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal accounting officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2017, there were no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings.

 

None.

 

Item 1A.  Risk Factors.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

(a)Not Applicable

 

(b)Not Applicable

 

(c)Not Applicable

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not Applicable

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number Title of Document

 

31.1Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

31.2Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

32.1Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

32.2Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
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101The following financial information from our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 15, 2017, is formatted in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016; (ii) Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016; (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016; and (iv) the Notes to Financial Statements (Unaudited).

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

 

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

 

Dated:       May 15, 2017

 

 AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
  
By:  /s/ Philip J. Myers
   Philip J. Myers
   Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)
  
By:  /s/ Scott J. Marquis
  Scott J. Marquis
  Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
 (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

                                                           


 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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