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American Church Mortgage (ACMC)

Filed: 14 May 21, 10:43am

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 ended 03/31/2021

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 000-25919

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.
   
10400 Yellow Circle Drive, Suite 102, Minnetonka, MN 55343
Address of Principal Executive Offices Zip Code

(952) 945-9455

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code

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

Title of each classTrading SymbolName of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per shareACMCN/A

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  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 and post such files).  Yes ☒ No ☐

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 ☐ 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 14, 2021
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share 1,676,598 shares
 
 
AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
 
INDEX

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No.

 
PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
  
  
Item 1.  Financial Statements: 
  
Balance Sheets.…………………………………………………………….…………F-2 - F-3
  
Statements of Operations…….………………………………………………………F-4
  
Statements of Shareholders’ Equity…………………………………………………F-5
  
Statements of Cash Flows……..……………………………………………………..F-6 - F-7
  
Notes to Financial Statements ………………………………………………………….F-8 - F-20
  
Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial 
Condition and Results of Operations…………………………………………………..21
  
Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk………………..26
  
Items 4.  Controls and Procedures…………..………………………………………… 26
  
PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION
  
Item 1.  Legal Proceedings…………………………………………………………….27
  
Item 1A.  Risk Factors…………………………………………………………………...27
  
Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds………………..27
  
Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities………………………………………..…….27
  
Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures……………………..…………………………..……27
  
Item 5.  Other Information…………………………………………………………….27
  
Item 6.  Exhibits……………………………………………….……………………….27
  
Signatures………………………………………………….…………………..………29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Minnetonka, Minnesota

 

Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
     
Balance Sheets        
         
ASSETS  March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020 
   (unaudited)     
         
Assets        
    Cash and cash equivalents $190,937  $87,702 
    Accounts receivable  97,572   101,532 
    Interest receivable  225,959   242,019 
    Prepaid expenses  18,126   7,796 
         
         
Mortgage Loans Receivable, net of allowance for loan losses of $1,501,095 and $1,493,996        
    and deferred origination fees of $164,890 and $198,816 at March 31, 2021 and        
    December 31, 2020, respectively  15,485,422   16,605,967 
         
Bond Portfolio  18,040,429   18,100,711 
         
Real Estate Held for Sale  328,996   428,996 
            Total Assets $34,387,441  $35,574,723 
         
         
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.  

 

 

 F-2 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
    
Balance Sheets
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                         March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
 (unaudited)  
    
Liabilities   
    Accounts payable $                     538  $                14,400
    Management fee payable                   23,131                    22,908
    Line of Credit              1,243,000               2,288,000
    Dividends payable                   16,766                    16,766
    
Secured Investor Certificates, Series B              6,020,500               6,022,500
Secured Investor Certificates, Series C              6,103,000               6,127,000
Secured Investor Certificates, Series D              8,024,000               8,029,000
Secured Investor Certificates, Series E              3,738,000               3,738,000
    
(Less) Deferred Offering Costs, net of accumulated amortization   
    of  $734,900 and $1,066,068 at March 31, 2021 and    
    December 31, 2020, respectively                (745,466)                 (769,178)
           Total liabilities            24,423,469             25,489,396
    
Stockholders’ Equity   
    Common stock, par value $.01 per share    
        authorized, 30,000,000 shares,   
        issued and outstanding, 1,676,598 shares at March 31, 2021 and   
        December 31, 2020, respectively                   16,766                    16,766
    Additional paid-in capital            19,111,060             19,111,060
    Accumulated deficit             (9,163,854)              (9,042,499)
            Total stockholders’ equity              9,963,972             10,085,327
    
            Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $         34,387,441  $         35,574,723
    
    
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.

 

 

 F-3 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
    
Statements of Operations
    
 For the Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
 (unaudited)
    
Interest and Loan Fee Income $               598,530  $               627,977
    
Interest Expense                  414,265                   463,490
    
Net Interest Income                  184,265                   164,487
    
Provision for losses on mortgage loans receivable                      7,099                             -   
    
Net Interest Income after Provision for Losses on Mortgage Loans                  177,166                   164,487
    
Operating Expenses   
   Other than temporary impairment on bond portfolio                    52,282                               -
Other operating expenses                  229,473                     96,085
                   281,755                     96,085
    
Net (Loss) Income  $              (104,589)  $                 68,402
    
Basic and Diluted (Loss) Income Per Share(0.06) 0.04
    
Dividends Declared Per Share0.01 0.04
    
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding -   
    Basic and Diluted               1,676,598                1,677,798
    
    
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.   

 

 

 F-4 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
           
Statements of Shareholders’ Equity (Unaudited)
           
      Additional    
  Common Stock Paid-In Accumulated  
  Shares Amount Capital Deficit Totals
           
Balance, December 31, 2019  1,677,798  $16,778  $19,113,458  $(8,782,464) $10,347,772 
                     
    Net income  —     —     —     68,402   68,402 
                     
    Dividends declared  —     —     —     (67,112)  (67,112)
                     
Balance, March 31, 2020  1,677,798  $16,778  $19,113,458  $(8,781,174) $10,349,062 
                     
Balance, December 31, 2020  1,676,598  $16,766  $19,111,060  $(9,042,499) $10,085,327 
                     
    Net (loss)  —     —     —     (104,589)  (104,589)
                     
    Dividends declared  —     —     —     (16,766)  (16,766)
                     
Balance, March 31, 2021  1,676,598  $16,766  $19,111,060  $(9,163,854) $9,963,972 
                     
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.      

 

 

  

 F-5 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY
    
Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
    
 For the Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
 (unaudited)
    
Cash Flows from Operating Activities   
    Net (loss) income  $              (104,589)  $                 68,402
    Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash   
        from operating activities:   
    Net (gain) loss on sales and impairment of real estate held for sale                  100,000                    (15,559)
        Provision for losses on mortgage loans receivable                      7,099                               -
        Other than temporary impairment on bond portfolio                    52,282                               -
        Amortization of loan origination discounts                   (33,926)                    (12,600)
        Amortization of deferred offering costs                    23,712                     35,805
        Change in assets and liabilities   
            Accounts receivable                      3,960                     15,742
            Interest receivable                    16,060                      (1,780)
            Prepaid expenses                   (10,330)                      (6,408)
            Accounts payable                   (13,862)                      (8,436)
            Management fee payable                         223                     20,969
            Net cash provided by operating activities                    40,629                     96,135
    
Cash Flows from Investing Activities   
    Net decrease in loans               1,147,372                2,874,627
    Investment in bonds                              -               (1,452,000)
    Proceeds from bonds                      8,000                     59,000
            Net cash provided by investing activities               1,155,372                1,481,627
    
Cash Flows from Financing Activities   
    Redemption of secured investor certificates                   (31,000)                  (745,000)
    Payments for deferred costs                              -                      (6,744)
    Net change in short term borrowings              (1,045,000)                  (845,000)
    Dividends paid                   (16,766)                  (125,835)
            Net cash (used for) financing activities              (1,092,766)               (1,722,579)
    
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents                  103,235                  (144,817)
    
Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of Year.                    87,702                   191,987
    
Cash and Cash Equivalents - End of Year. $               190,937  $                 47,170
    
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
 March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020
 (unaudited)
    
Supplemental Cash Flow Information   
    
    Interest paid $               390,553  $                   427,685
    
Noncash Financing Activities   
    
    Renewal of secured investor certificates $                 61,000  $                   262,000
    
    
Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this Statement.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 F-7 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited interim financial statements and the notes thereto have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals in the United States of America (“GAAP”). In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited interim financial statements contain all normal recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial positions, results of operations, changes in equity and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

The accompanying unaudited financial statements and related notes should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2021.

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Nature of Business

 

American Church Mortgage Company, a Minnesota corporation, was incorporated on May 27, 1994. The Company is engaged 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 the valuation of 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.

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

The United States and world economies continue to suffer adverse effects from the COVID-19 virus pandemic (“COVID-19”). The Company has not experienced a material adverse impact to the financial statements. Future potential impacts to the Company may include disruptions or restrictions on employers and contracted agents’ ability to work, reduced demand for new loans and increased repurchase risk of loan or bond defaults. The future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company cannot be reasonably estimated at this time.

 

 

 F-8 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

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.

 

Cash and Cash 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. Management believes these financial institutions have strong credit ratings and that the credit related to these deposits is minimal. The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts.

 

Bond Portfolio

 

Bonds that management has the intent to hold to maturity are classified as held to maturity and recorded at amortized costs. Amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts (if any) are recognized in interest income using the interest method over the estimated lives of the securities.

 

Declines in fair value of bonds that are deemed to be other than temporary, if applicable, are reflected in earnings as realized losses. In estimating other-than temporary impairment losses, management considered the length of time and the extent to which fair value has been less than cost, the financial condition and near-term prospects of the issuer, and the interest and the ability of the Company to retain its investment in the issuer for a period of time sufficient to allow for any anticipated recovery in fair value. Gains and losses on the sales of securities are recorded on the trade date and determined using the specific-identification method.

 

Allowance for Loan Losses on 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 loan losses on mortgage loans receivable and less deferred loan origination fees. The Company’s loan policy provides an allowance for estimated uncollectible loans based on an evaluation of the current status of the loan portfolio with application of reserve percentages to specific loans based on payment status. This policy reserves for principal amounts outstanding on a specific loan if cumulative interruptions occur in the normal payment schedule of the loan, therefore, the Company recognizes a provision for losses and an allowance for the outstanding principal amount of the loan in the Company’s portfolio if the amount is in doubt of collection. Additionally, no interest income is recognized on impaired loans that are declared to be in default and are in the foreclosure process. At March 31, 2021, the Company reserved $1,501,095 for fourteen mortgage loans. Nine of these loans are three or more mortgage payments in arrears of which two are declared to be

 

 F-9 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

in default. The total principal amount of these fourteen loans totaled approximately $6,445 ,000 at March 31, 2021. At December 31, 2020, the Company reserved $1,493,996 for fourteen mortgage loans. Nine of these loans are three or more mortgage payments in arrears of which two are declared to be in default. The total principal amount of these fourteen loans totaled approximately $6,498 ,000 at December 31, 2020.

 

A summary of transactions in the allowance for mortgage loans for the period ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 is as follows:

 

Balance at December 31, 2020$                1,493,996
Provisions for loan losses7,099
Loan charge-offs-
Balance at March 31, 2021$                1,501,095

 

Balance at December 31, 2019$                1,429,487
Provisions for loan losses-
Loan charge-offs-
Balance at March 31, 2020$                1,429,487

 

Loans that are in the foreclosure process or are declared to be in default, had a principal balance of $588,787 and were considered impaired and written down to their estimated fair value of $37,771 as of March 31, 2021. As a result, the Company recognized a specific valuation allowance against these impaired loans totaling $551,016 as of March 31, 2021.

 

Loans that are in the foreclosure process or are declared to be in default, had a principal balance of $588,787 and were considered impaired and written down to their estimated fair value of $37,771 as of December 31, 2020. As a result, the Company recognized a specific valuation allowance against these impaired loans totaling $551,016 as of December 31, 2020.

 

The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected churches due to shelter-in-place directives which has ceased or greatly curtailed social gatherings such as church worship services. The Company’s borrowers have experienced financial duress during the COVID-19 shelter in place restrictions, amplified by the financial setbacks for many of the church members who have lost their jobs, been furloughed, or had their incomes diminished. The Company has provided some temporary relief by allowing its borrowers to either make interest only payments for a period of ninety days or forgo one monthly mortgage payment (forbearance). The Company provided eight churches totaling approximately $2,625,000, in principal outstanding, ninety days interest only payments and four churches totaling approximately $2,161,000, in principal outstanding, one-month forbearance of their mortgage payments. As of March 31, 2021, all churches, except four, have returned to full monthly amortization payments. These four churches totaling approximately $755,000, in principal outstanding, have remained on interest only payments. This relief will impact the Company’s revenue and the Company will experience declines in payments due from borrowers and missed bond payments on the bonds owned by the Company which will impact operating income and may potentially

 

 F-10 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

impact future distributions and the ability to make payments due on the Company’s certificates and dividends to its shareholders. The future impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s investments or operations cannot be reasonably estimated at this time.

 

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: 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. The accrual of interest on a loan is discontinued when the loan becomes 90 consecutive days delinquent or whenever management believes the borrower will be unable to make payments as they become due. The interest on these loans is subsequently accounted for on the cash basis or using the cost-recovery method until qualifying for return to accrual. Loans are returned to accrual status when all the principal and interest amounts contractually due are brought current or restructured and future payments are reasonably assured. No interest income was recognized on non-accrual loans for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

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 $2,771,000 and $2,795,000 exceeded 90 days past due but continued to accrue interest as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. The Company believes that continued interest accruals are appropriate because the loans are well secured, not deemed to be in technical default and the Company is actively pursuing collection of past due payments.

 

Real Estate Held for Sale

 

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, totaled $328,996 and $428,996 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

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

 

 F-11 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

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 impairment loss 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.

 

Gain (Losses) on Real Estate Held For Sale

 

The Company records a gain or loss from real estate held for sale when control of the property transfers to the buyer, which generally occurs at the time of an executed deed. When the Company finances real estate held for sale to the buyer, the Company assesses whether the buyer is committed to perform their obligations under the contract and whether collectability of the transaction price is probable. Once these criteria are met, real estate held for sale is derecognized and the gain or loss on sale is recorded upon the transfer of control of the property to the buyer. In determining the gain or loss on the sale, the Company adjusts the transaction prices and related gain (loss) on sale if a significant financing component is present.

 

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.

 

Income (Loss) Per Common Share

 

There were no dilutive shares for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In 2016 the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, “Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments.” ASU 2016-13 is intended to provide financial statement users with more decision-useful information about the expected credit losses on financial instruments and other commitments to extend credit. For public entities, ASU 2016-13 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company has not yet fully evaluated the potential effects of adopting ASU 2016-13 on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows.

 

 F-12 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company elected to be taxed as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Accordingly, the Company is not subject to Federal income tax to the extent of distributions to its shareholders if the Company meets all the requirements under the REIT provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

The Company evaluated its recognition of income tax benefits using a two-step approach to recognizing and measuring tax benefits when realization of the benefits is uncertain. The first step is to determine whether the benefit meets the more-likely-than-not condition for recognition and the second step is to determine the amount to be recognized based on the cumulative probability that exceeds 50%. Primarily due to the Company’s tax status as a REIT, the Company does not have any significant tax uncertainties that would require recognition or disclosure.

 

Subsequent Events

 

The Company has evaluated events and transactions through May 14, 2021, the date the financial statements were available to be issued.

 

3. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT

 

Some assets and liabilities are measured at fair value on a recurring basis under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The Company has no such assets or liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis. Other assets and liabilities may be measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. Below is a description of the valuation methodology and significant inputs used for each asset and liability measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis, as well as the classification of the asset or liability within the fair value hierarchy.

 

Bonds held to maturity

 

Securities held to maturity are not measured at fair value on a recurring basis. However, securities deemed other-than-temporarily impaired are measured at fair value. The fair value measurement of such securities is obtained from an independent firm and is based on a valuation model that incorporates various assumptions market participants would use to value the securities, such as current interest rates, estimated credit and liquidity spreads, conditional default and loss severity rates, and available credit support. Since some of these assumptions are unobservable in the current market environment, the fair value measurement of other-than-temporarily impaired securities held to maturity is considered a Level 3 measurement.

 

Loans

 

Loans are not measured at fair value on a recurring basis. However, loans considered to be impaired (see Note 1) may be measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. The fair value measurement of an impaired loan that is collateral dependent is based on the fair value of the underlying collateral. Independent appraisals are obtained that utilize one or more valuation methodologies - typically they will incorporate a comparable

 

 F-13 

 

 

AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

sales approach and an income approach. Management routinely evaluates the fair value measurements of independent appraisers and adjusts those valuations based on differences noted between actual selling prices of collateral and the most recent appraised value. Such adjustments are usually significant, which results in a Level 3 classification. All other impaired loan measurements are based on the present value of expected future cash flows discounted at the applicable effective interest rate.

 

Real estate held for sale

 

Real estate and other property acquired through or in lieu of loan foreclosure are not measured at fair value on a recurring basis. However, foreclosed assets are initially measured at fair value (less estimated costs to sell) when they are acquired and may also be measured at fair value (less estimated costs to sell) if they become subsequently impaired. The fair value measurement for each asset may be obtained from an independent appraiser or prepared internally. Fair value measurements obtained from independent appraisers generally utilize a market approach based on sales of comparable assets and/or an income approach. Such measurements are usually considered Level 2 measurements. However, management routinely evaluates fair value measurements of independent appraisers by comparing actual selling prices to the most recent appraisals. If management determines significant adjustments should be made to the independent appraisals based on these evaluations, these measurements are considered Level 3 measurements. Fair value measurements prepared internally are based on management's comparisons to sales of comparable assets, but include significant unobservable data and are therefore considered Level 3 measurements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

Information regarding the fair value of assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 follows:

 Nonrecurring Fair Value at March 31, 2021
Assets:

Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Instruments

Level 1

 

Significant Other Observable Inputs

Level 2

 

Significant Unobservable Inputs

Level 3

 Total
Bond portfolio$                 -                $             -   $3,690,090 $3,690,090
Impaired loans$                 -                $             -   $4,944,136 $4,944,136
Real estate held for sale$                 -                $             -   $   328,996 $   328,996
        

 

 

 Nonrecurring Fair Value at December 31, 2020
Assets:

Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Instruments

Level 1

 

Significant Other Observable Inputs

Level 2

 

Significant Unobservable Inputs

Level 3

 Total
Bond portfolio$                 -                $             -   $4,650,372 $4,650,372
Impaired loans$                 -                $             -   $5,004,424 $5,004,424
Real estate held for sale$                 -                $             -   $   428,996 $   428,996
        

 

As of March 31, 2021, bonds held to maturity with a carrying value of $4,576,598 were written down to their fair value of $3,690,000 by recognizing an other than temporary impairment of $886,508. As of December 31, 2020, bonds held to maturity with a carrying value of $5,484,988 were written down to their fair value of $4,650,372 by recognizing an other than temporary impairment of $834,226.

 

As of March 31, 2021, loans with a carrying amount of $6,445,231 were considered impaired and were written down to their estimated fair value of $4,994,136 by recognizing a specific valuation allowance of $1,501,095. As of December 31, 2020, loans with a carrying amount of $6,498,421 were considered impaired and were written down to their estimated fair value of $5,004,424 by recognizing a specific valuation allowance of $1,493,996.

 

Real estate held for sale is recognized at fair value, less costs to sell. Impairment charges of $100,000 and $0 were recognized in earnings for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020, respectively.

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

The following presents quantitative information about nonrecurring Level 3 fair value measurements as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

 Fair ValueValuation TechniqueSignificant Unobservable Inputs(s)Range/Weighted
     
March 31, 2021    
Bond Portfolio$3,690,090Market or Income ApproachDiscount to Appraised Values10-20%
Impaired Loans$4,944,136Market or Income ApproachDiscount to Appraised Values10-20%
Real Estate Held for Sale$328,996Market or Income ApproachDiscount to Appraised Values10-20%
     
December 31, 2020    
Bond Portfolio$4,650,372Market or Income ApproachDiscount to Appraised Values10-20%
Impaired Loans$5,004,424Market or Income ApproachDiscount to Appraised Values10-20%
Real Estate Held for Sale$428,996Market or Income ApproachDiscount to Appraised Values10-20%

 

The carrying values of the Company’s financial instruments are as follows:

 

  March 31, 2021
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Carrying Value at March 31, 2021
Cash and equivalents $190,937  $—    $—    $190,937 
Accounts receivable  97,572   —     —     97,572 
Interest receivable  225,959   —     —     225,959 
Mortgage loans receivable  —     —     15,485,422   15,485,422 
Bond portfolio  —     —     18,040,429   18,040,429 
Line of credit  1,243,000   —     —     1,243,000 
Secured investor certificates  —     23,885,500   —     23,885,500 

 

  December 31, 2020
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Carrying Value
at December 31, 2020
Cash and equivalents $87,702  $—    $—    $87,702 
Accounts receivable  101,532   —     —     101,532 
Interest receivable  242,019   —     —     242,019 
Mortgage loans receivable  —     —     16,605,967   16,605,967 
Bond portfolio  —     —     18,100,711   18,100,711 
Line of credit  2,288,000   —     —     2,288,000 
Secured investor certificates  —     23,916,500   —     23,916,500 

 

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

Limitations

 

The fair value of a financial instrument is the current amount that would be exchanged between market participants, other than in a forced liquidation. Fair value is best determined based upon quoted market prices. However, in many instances, there are no quoted market prices for the Company's various financial instruments. In cases where quoted market prices are not available, fair values are based on estimates using present value or other valuation techniques. Those techniques are significantly affected by the assumptions used, including the discount rate and estimates of future cash flows. Accordingly, the fair value estimates may not be realized in an immediate settlement of the instrument. Consequently, the aggregate fair value amounts presented may not necessarily represent the underlying fair value of the Company.

 

Fair value estimates are made at a specific point in time based on relevant market information and information about the financial instrument. These estimates do not reflect any premium or discount that could result from offering for sale at one time the Company's entire holdings of a particular instrument. Because no market exists for a significant portion of the Company's financial instruments, fair value estimates are based on judgments regarding future expected loss experience, current economic conditions, risk characteristics of various financial instruments, and other factors. These estimates are subjective in nature and involve uncertainties and matters that could affect the estimates. Fair value estimates are based on existing on balance-sheet financial instruments without attempting to estimate the value of anticipated future business.

 

4. MORTGAGE LOANS RECEIVABLE AND BOND PORTFOLIO

 

At March 31, 2021, the Company had mortgage loans receivable totaling $17,151,407. The loans bear interest ranging from 0% to 10.25% with a weighted average of approximately 7.70% at March 31, 2021. At December 31, 2020, the Company had mortgage loans receivable totaling $18,298,779. The loans bear interest ranging from 0% to 10.25% with a weighted average of approximately 7.68% at December 31, 2020.

 

The Company has a portfolio of secured church bonds at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, which are carried at amortized cost. The bonds pay either semi-annual or quarterly interest ranging from 3.75% to 9.75%. The aggregate par value of secured church bonds equaled $18,926,937 at March 31, 2021 with a weighted average interest rate of 6.76% and $18,934,937 at December 31, 2020 with a weighted average interest rate of 6.70%. These bonds are due at various maturity dates through February 2047. The Company has recorded an aggregate other than temporary impairment of $886,508 and $834,226 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. The Company had maturities and redemptions of bonds of approximately $8,000 and $59,000 for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020, respectively.

 

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

The contractual maturity schedule for mortgage loans receivable and the bond portfolio as of March 31, 2021, is as follows:

 

 Mortgage LoansBond Portfolio
   
April 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021$     629,095$      275,000
2022994,908144,000
2023664,353275,000
20241,657,677471,000
20251,174,383261,000
Thereafter12,030,99117,500,937
            17,151,407 18,926,937 
Less loan loss and other than temporary impairment on bonds allowance(1,501,095)  (886,508)
Less deferred origination fees    (164,890)___-____
            Totals$15,485,422$18,040,429

 

 

Total other than temporary impairment related to the bond portfolio was $886,508 and $834,226 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. During the periods ended March 31, 2021, and March 31, 2020, the Company recognized impairment losses of $52,282 and $0, respectively. The fair value of these securities was $3,690,090 and $4,650,372 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

Below is a rollforward of the amount of other than temporary impairment related to credit loss that has been recognized in earnings as of March 31, 2021 and 2020:

 

 March 31,March 31,
 20212020
   
Beginning Balance             $834,226       $658,000
Additions to other than temporary impairment          __52,282                   -   
Ending Balance             $886,508       $658,000

 

 

The Company did not restructure any loans during the period ended March 31, 2021 and restructured one loan during the year ended December 31, 2020. A summary of loans re-structured or modified for the as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 are shown below. All of the loans, except two, are currently performing under the terms of the modifications for their mortgage obligations. The first loan that is not performing under the modification agreement is a second mortgage loan with a current unpaid principal balance of approximately $45,000. This loan has been declared to be in default. The second loan is a first mortgage loan with an outstanding balance of $378,000. The Church is no longer holding services due to COVID-19 and has agreed to list the building for sale.

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

 March 31, 2021
      
Type of LoanNumber of LoansOriginal Principal BalanceOriginal Average Interest RateUnpaid Principal BalanceModified Average Interest Rate
Mortgage Loans7$4,696,5448.127%$3,506,6926.458%

 

 December 31, 2020
      
Type of LoanNumber of LoansOriginal Principal BalanceOriginal Average Interest RateUnpaid Principal BalanceModified Average Interest Rate
Mortgage Loans7$4,696,5448.193%$3,523,1236.059%
      

 

 

5. 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 6.17% and 6.19% as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, 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 $61,000 and $262,000 as of March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020, 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, 2021 is as follows:

 

April 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021$  2,076,000 
20221,042,000 
20233,404,000 
20241,403,000 
20251,093,000 
Thereafter 14,867,500 
 $23,885,500 
Less deferred offering costs(745,456) 
           Totals$23,140,044 

 

 

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AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE COMPANY

 

Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements

 

March 31, 2021

 

6. 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. For its services, the Advisor is entitled to receive a management fee equal to 1.25% annually of the Company's Average Invested Assets, plus one-half of any origination fee charged to borrowers on mortgage loans made by the Company. The board members of the Company approve the Advisory Agreement on an annual basis. The Company paid the Advisor management and origination fees of approximately $76,000 and $74,000 for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020, respectively.

 

7. LINE OF CREDIT

On April 9, 2018, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with Alerus Financial, N.A., as lender (the “Lender”), and a Revolving Note (the “Note”) evidencing a $3,000,000 revolving loan (the “Revolving Loan”). The Lender agrees to make loans to the Company from time to time and after the date of the loan agreement, and the Company may repay and re-borrow pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Revolving Loan as long as no borrowing causes that dollar limit to be exceeded and the Company is not otherwise in default on the Revolving Loan. The Revolving Loan is secured by a first priority security interest in substantially all of the Company’s assets other than collateral pledged to secure the Company’s secured investor certificates, both those currently issued and any potentially issued in the future. The Company borrowed against the Revolving Loan and has an outstanding balance of $1,243,000 and $2,288,000 as of ended March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. The interest rate on the Revolving Loan is based on the Wall Street Journal U.S. Prime Rate plus 1.00%. The Revolving Loan matures on January 19, 2022.

 

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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, 2020 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 forty-six mortgage loans aggregating $17,151,407 in principal amount and a first mortgage bond portfolio with par values aggregating $18,926,937. 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

 

2021 Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 Compared to 2020 Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

Our net (loss) income for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 was $(104,589) and $68,402, respectively, on total interest and other income of approximately $599,000 and $628,000, 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, 2021, our loans receivable have interest rates ranging from 0% to 10.25%, with an average, principal-adjusted interest rate of 7.70%. Our bond portfolio has an average current yield of 6.76% as of March 31, 2021. As of March 31, 2020, the average, principal-adjusted interest rate on our portfolio of loans was 7.69% and our portfolio of bonds had an average current yield of 6.85%. The decrease in interest income was due to the scheduled repayment of mortgage loans and bonds.

 

Interest expense was approximately $414,000 and $463,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The decrease in interest expense was due to the increase in recognition of amortized offering costs paid on our Secured Investor Certificates outstanding. Net interest margin decreased from 26.19% to 30.79% resulting primarily from an decrease in interest income of approximately 4.69%.

 

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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 an allowance for the outstanding principal amount of a loan in our portfolio in the amount that 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 the return to regular monthly mortgage 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 to $1,501,095 as of March 31, 2021 compared to $1,493,996 for the year ended December 31, 2020. We recorded an additional $7,099 provision for losses on loans as of March 31, 2021 compared to $0 as of March 31, 2020. At March 31, 2021, we provided approximately $1,501,000 for fourteen mortgage loans. Nine are three or more mortgage payments in arrears of which two loans are declared to be in default. At December 31, 2020, we provided approximately $1,494,000 for fourteen mortgage loans, of which nine were three or more mortgage payments in arrears of which two were declared to be in default.

 

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 $217,000 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 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

 

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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, 2021 increased to approximately $282,000 compared to $96,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase was the result of an increase for additional losses on our bond portfolio and real estate held for sale.

 

Mortgage Loans and Bond Portfolio

 

No new loans were funded and no bonds were purchased during the three months ended March 31, 2021. We purchased $1,452,000 in bonds during the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

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. In October 2014, the bondholders of Agape agreed to a modification in the terms of their bonds which resulted in the temporary 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 were 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, has a superior lien over all other creditors. The Church subsequently defaulted on their modification agreement in 2016 and no interest payments were made to bondholders during the year ended December 31, 2020. However, the trustee made a distribution to bondholders during 2017 of $18.54 per $1,000 bond as a repayment of principal only, effectively reducing the outstanding balance of each $1,000 bond to approximately $826. The trustee again initiated foreclosure action against the Church and prevailed in its pursuit to foreclose on the Church’s property on November 1, 2019. However, on the eve of the foreclosure sale, the Church again filed for bankruptcy protection. In October 2020, bondholders were asked by the trustee to accept or reject a plan of reorganization. The trustee is recommending bondholders accept the reorganization plan. We accepted the reorganization plan. Acceptance of the plan by bondholders could result in a return of approximately 67% of the original principal investment outstanding. The reorganization plan has been accepted by a majority of the bondholders. However, the trustee has not finalized the plan as of March 31, 2021.

 

We currently owns $900,000 First Mortgage Bonds issued by Soul Reapers Worship Center International located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The total principal amount of First Mortgage Bonds issued by Soul Reapers is $1,920,000. The Church has failed to make payments as required under the terms of the Trust Indenture. As a Bondholder, we expected to receive interest and principal payment(s) on time and according to the terms of the Bonds. The Company has not received any quarterly interest payments from the issuer for the period ended March 31, 2021 and for the year ended December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

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 recorded an additional $100,000 and $0 impairment on our real estate held for sale for the three month period ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

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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 did not earn any origination fees for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

We paid a dividend of $.01 for each share held of record on April 28, 2021. The dividend, which was paid April 30, 2021, represents a 0.40% annual rate of return on each share of common stock owned, assuming a purchase price of $10 per share.

 

We paid a dividend of $.04 for each share held of record on April 28, 2020. The dividend, which was paid April 30, 2020, represents a 1.60% 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, 2021 are primarily comprised of dividends declared as of March 31, 2021 but not yet paid and our secured investor certificates.

 

The Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has Adversely Affected the Operations of Churches and Other Non-Profit Religious Organizations Operations in general. The outbreak of COVID-19 has reduced the ability of people to congregate and has adversely affected the operations of churches and other non-profit religious organizations in general. The actual and threatened spread of coronavirus globally or in the regions in which we operate, or future widespread outbreak of infectious or contagious disease, such as influenza, coronavirus, measles, mumps, zika virus, or similar viruses, can continue to adversely affect the operations of our borrowers in general.



The extent to which our business may be affected by the coronavirus will largely depend on future developments which we cannot accurately predict, and its impact on our borrowers,  including the duration of the outbreak, the continued spread and treatment of the coronavirus, and new information and developments that may emerge concerning the severity of the coronavirus and the actions to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, among others. To the extent that churches and other non-profit religious organizations operations in the U.S. are materially and adversely affected by the coronavirus, our business and financial results could be materially and adversely impacted.

 

Our borrowers may experience severe financial duress during the COVID-19 shelter in place restrictions, amplified by the financial setbacks for many of the church members who have lost their jobs, been furloughed, or had their incomes diminished. We have provided some temporary relief by allowing borrower’s to either make interest only payments for a period of ninety days or forgo one monthly mortgage payment (forbearance). This relief will impact our revenue and we will experience declines in payments due from borrowers and missed bond payments on the bonds we own which will impact operating income and may potentially impact future distributions and the ability to make payments due on our certificates and dividends to our shareholders.

 

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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. 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, 2021, total assets decreased by approximately $1,187,000 due to a decrease in our loan portfolio. Liabilities decreased by approximately $1,066,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, due to a decrease in our secured investor certificates outstanding and our line of credit outstanding.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, net cash provided by operating activities decreased to approximately $41,000 from $96,000 from the comparative period ended March 31, 2020, primarily due to losses on operations.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, net cash provided by investing activities was approximately $1,155,000 compared to $1,482,000 from the comparative three months ended March 31, 2020, due to a decrease in collections from our mortgage loans.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, net cash (used for) financing activities decreased to approximately $(1,093,000) from $(1,723,000) for the comparative three months ended March 31, 2020, primarily due to the pay-down on our line of credit.

 

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. The fair value of the real estate held for sale includes estimates of expenses related to the sale of the real estate.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

N/A

 

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, 2021. Based on that evaluation, the principal executive officer and the principal accounting officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not 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. We have limited number of personnel performing finance and accounting functions. Were there a larger staff, it would be possible to provide for enhanced disclosure of financial reporting matters. Management is required to apply its judgement in evaluating the cost benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Management realizes this is a material weakness.

 

Changes in Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, 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 2021 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 14, 2021, is formatted in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; (ii) Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020; (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020; 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 14, 2021

 

 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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