UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

( Mark One)

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2013

or

 

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

 

For the transition period from _________________________________ to __________________________________

 

Commission File Number: 000-25991

 

MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

New York 11-3474831
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

60 Cutter Mill Road, Great Neck, New York 11021

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(516) 444-3400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically 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). x Yes ¨ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting 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 x

 

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

 

As of July 31, 2013, the Issuer had a total of 4,267,190 shares of Common Stock, $.001 par value per share, outstanding.

 

 
 

 

MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

   

Page

Number

Part I FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)  
     
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 2
     
  Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Month Periods Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 3
     
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Month Periods Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 4
     
  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements 5
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 13
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 17
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 17
     
Part II OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 18
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 18
     
Item 5. Other Information 19
     
Item 6. Exhibits 19
     
SIGNATURES 20
   
EXHIBITS  

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate” and similar expressions. Those statements appear in a number of places in this report and include statements regarding our intent, belief or current expectations or those of our directors or officers with respect to, among other things, trends affecting our financial condition and results of operations and our business and growth strategies. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those projected, expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors (such factors are referred to herein as “Cautionary Statements”), including but not limited to the following: (i) the successful integration of new businesses that we may acquire; (ii) the success of new operations which we have commenced and of our new business strategy; (iii) our limited operating history in our new business; (iv) potential fluctuations in our quarterly operating results; and (v) challenges facing us relating to our growth. The accompanying information contained in this report, including the information set forth under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”, identifies important factors that could cause such differences. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report, and we caution potential investors not to place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the Cautionary Statements.

 

All references in this Form 10-Q to “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries DAG Funding Solutions, Inc., MBC Funding I, Inc. and 1490-1496 Hicks, LLC unless the context otherwise indicates.

 

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PART I.        FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

    June 30, 2013     December 31,2012  
    (unaudited)     (audited)  
Assets                
                 
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 1,094,373     $ 240,693  
Short term loans receivable     10,790,000       11,022,866  
Interest receivable on loans     160,418       160,342  
Other current assets     51,105       18,903  
Total current assets     12,095,896       11,442,804  
                 
Investment in real estate     146,821       146,821  
Long term loans receivable     3,393,000       2,601,500  
Security deposit     6,491       6,491  
Investment in privately held company, at cost     100,000       100,000  
Deferred financing costs     18,197       41,735  
                 
Total assets   $ 15,760,405     $ 14,339,351  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                
Current liabilities:                
Short term loans   $ 1,159,465     $ 1,399,465  
Line of credit     5,000,000       3,500,000  
Senior secured notes     500,000       500,000  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     19,766       70,403  
Deferred origination fees     176,765       122,242  
Income taxes payable     182,136       268,256  
Total liabilities, all current     7,038,132       5,860,366  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders’ equity:                
Preferred shares - $.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued            
Common shares - $.001 par value; 25,000,000 authorized; 4,433,190 and 4,405,190 issued; 4,270,190 and 4,298,059 outstanding     4,433       4,405  
Additional paid-in capital     9,718,188       9,687,159  
Treasury stock, at cost – 163,000 and 107,131 shares     (346,025 )     (269,972 )
Accumulated deficit     (654,323 )     (942,607 )
Total stockholders’ equity     8,722,273       8,478,985  
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 15,760,405     $ 14,339,351  

 

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

 

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MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

 

    Three Months
Ended June 30,
    Six Months 
Ended June 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
                         
Interest income from loans   $ 447,522     $ 332,462     $ 892,301     $ 640,064  
Origination fees     106,273       82,099       195,855       166,323  
Total Revenue     553,795       414,561       1,088,156       806,387  
                                 
Operating costs and expenses:                                
Interest and amortization of debt service costs     101,560       58,932       204,206       100,074  
Referral fees     334       1,530       929       3,659  
General and administrative expenses     204,857       196,206       377,725       364,182  
Total operating costs and expenses     306,751       256,668       582,860       467,915  
                                 
Income from operations     247,044       157,893       505,296       338,472  
                                 
Other income (Note 4)     6,887       6,887       13,774       13,774  
                                 
Income before income tax expense     253,931       164,780       519,070       352,246  
Income tax expense     (96,000 )     (84,700 )     (188,000 )     (157,200 )
                                 
Net Income   $ 157,931     $ 80,080     $ 331,070     $ 195,046  
                                 
Basic and diluted net income per common share outstanding:                                
—Basic   $ 0.04     $ 0.02     $ 0.08     $ 0.05  
—Diluted   $ 0.04     $ 0.02     $ 0.08     $ 0.05  
                                 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding                                
—Basic     4,274,562       4,324,459       4,278,868       4,324,459  
—Diluted     4,289,134       4,331,140       4,289,988       4,332,322  

 

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

 

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MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)

    Six Months  
    Ended June 30,  
    2013     2012  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net Income   $ 331,070     $ 195,046  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities -                
Amortization of deferred financing costs     23,538       4,843  
Depreciation           322  
Non cash compensation expense     8,518       7,730  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Interest receivable on loans     (76 )     (9,574 )
Other current and non current assets     (32,202 )     (33,376 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (50,638 )     (35,441 )
Deferred origination fees     54,523       29,940  
Income taxes payable     (86,120 )     (43,530 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     248,613       115,960  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Issuance of short term loans     (8,430,500 )     (5,896,000 )
Collections received from loans     7,871,866       4,244,641  
Net cash used in investing activities     (558,634 )     (1,651,359 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from loans and line of credit, net     1,260,000       1,480,000  
Purchase of treasury shares     (76,053 )      
Proceeds from exercise of stock options     22,540        
Dividend paid ($0.01 per share)     (42,786 )      
Net cash provided by financing activities     1,163,701       1,480,000  
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     853,680       (55,399 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     240,693       221,905  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 1,094,373     $ 166,506  
                 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:                
Taxes paid during the period   $ 274,120     $ 200,730  
Interest paid during the period   $ 180,667     $ 79,206  

 

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

 

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MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
June 30, 2013

 

1. THE COMPANY

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements of Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (“MBC”), a New York corporation, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries DAG Funding Solutions, Inc.(“DAG Funding”), MBC Funding I, Inc. (“MBC Funding”) and 1490-1496 Hicks, LLC (“Hicks LLC”) (collectively MBC, DAG Funding, MBC Funding and Hicks LLC are referred to herein as the “Company”) have been prepared by the Company in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with instructions to Form 10-Q. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. However, in the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012 and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Form 10-K. Results of consolidated operations for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the operating results to be attained in the entire fiscal year.

 

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

 

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

 

The Company offers short-term, secured, non–banking loans to real estate investors (also known as hard money) to fund their acquisition and construction of properties located in the New York Metropolitan area.

 

The Company recognizes revenues in accordance with ASC 605, which provides guidance on the recognition, presentation and disclosure of revenue in financial statements. ASC 605 outlines the basic criteria that must be met to recognize revenue and provides guidance for disclosure related to revenue recognition policies. In general, the Company recognizes revenue when (i) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, (ii) delivery of the product has occurred or services have been rendered, (iii) the sales price charged is fixed or determinable, and (iv) collectability is reasonably assured.

 

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

 

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

 

Costs incurred in connection with the Company’s senior secured notes are being amortized over the term of the notes, using the straight-line method. Costs incurred in connection with the Company’s line of credit are being amortized over one year, using the straight-line method.

 

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2. RECENT TECHNICAL ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In July 2012, the FASB issued ASU 2012-02, “Intangibles—Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment.” The revised standard is intended to reduce the cost and complexity of testing indefinite-lived intangible assets other than goodwill for impairment. It allows companies to perform a "qualitative" assessment to determine whether further impairment testing of indefinite-lived intangible assets is necessary, similar in approach to the goodwill impairment test. ASU 2012-02 is effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-02, “Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.” The ASU is intended to improve the transparency of reporting reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income. This guidance adds new disclosure requirements for items reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI). It does not amend any existing requirements for reporting net income or OCI in the financial statements. The standard is effective prospectively for public entities for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2012. Private companies may adopt the standard one year later but early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-04, “Liabilities (Topic 405): Obligations Resulting from Joint and Several Liability Arrangements for Which the Total Amount of the Obligation Is Fixed at the Reporting Date.” The main objective of this Update is to provide guidance for the recognition, measurement, and disclosure of obligations resulting from joint and several liability arrangements for which the total amount of the obligation within the scope of this guidance is fixed at the reporting date, except for obligations addressed within existing guidance in GAAP. The standard is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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

 

3. COMMERCIAL LOANS

 

Short Term Loans Receivable

 

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

 

At June 30, 2013, we were committed to an additional $2,467,950 in construction loans that can be drawn by the borrowers when certain conditions are met.

 

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At June 30, 2013, the Company had made loans to six borrowers in the aggregate amount of $1,679,000, of which $600,000 is included in long-term loans receivable. One individual holds at least a fifty percent interest in each of the borrowers. The Company also had made loans to seven borrowers in the aggregate amount of $1,516,000, of which $600,000 is included in long-term loans receivable. One individual holds at least a twenty-five percent interest in each of the borrowers. The aggregate loans to all these entities totaled $3,195,000 or 22.5% of our loan portfolio. There are no family relationships between any of the borrowers with any of the officers or directors of the Company.

 

At June 30, 2013, no one entity has loans outstanding representing more than 10% of the total balance of the loans outstanding.

 

At June 30, 2013, three of the loans in the Company’s portfolio were jointly funded by the Company and one to three unrelated entities, for aggregate loans of $2,385,000. The accompanying balance sheets include the Company’s portion of the loans in the amount of $1,635,000.

 

The Company generally grants loans for a term of one year. In some cases, the Company has agreed to extend the term of the loans beyond one year. This was mainly due to the additional lending conditions generally imposed by traditional lenders and financial institutions as a result of the mortgage crisis, which has made it more difficult overall for borrowers to secure long term financing, including the Company’s borrowers. Prior to the Company granting an extension of any loan, it reevaluates the underlying collateral.

 

Long Term Loans Receivable

 

Long term loans receivable comprise the loans that were extended beyond the original maturity dates, unless it is clear that the loan will be paid back by June 30, 2014. At June 30, 2013, the Company’s loan portfolio consists of $10,790,000 short term loans receivable and $3,393,000 long term loans receivable.

 

Of the long term loans receivable, approximately $53,000 have repayment terms, extending through the year ended December 31, 2017, while the remainder of the loans, by their terms, are due through June 30, 2014.

 

Subsequent to June 30, 2013, $800,000 of the Company’s commercial loans, of which $60,000 is included in long-term loans receivable at June 30, 2013, have been paid off.

 

Credit Risk

 

Credit risk profile based on loan activity as of June 30, 2013 and 2012:

 

Performing loans   Developers-
Residential
    Developers-
Commercial
    Developers Mixed
Used
    Total outstanding
loans
 
June 30, 2013   $ 12,043,000     $ 1,510,000     $ 630,000     $ 14,183,000  
June 30, 2012   $ 9,822,366     $ 23,344     $ 1,220,000     $ 11,065,710  

 

At June 30, 2013, the Company’s commercial loans include loans in the amount of $333,000, $182,000, $375,000 and $715,000, originally due in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 respectively. In all instances the borrowers are currently paying their interest and, generally, the Company receives a fee in connection with the extension of the loans. Accordingly, at June 30, 2013, no loan impairments exist and there are no provisions for impairments of loans or recoveries thereof included in operations.

 

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4. INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE

 

On March 21, 2011, the Company purchased three 2-family buildings located in the Bronx, New York for $675,000, including related costs, and sold to the seller a one year option to buy back the properties for the same price (the “Buy Back Option”). The Buy Back Option was sold for $3,900, plus a monthly fee of $10,530 payable to the Company by the option holder for the life of the option.  On September 28, 2011, the option holder partially exercised the Buy Back Option with respect to one of the properties for $380,679.  The Company had received an aggregate of $70,590 from the sale of the option prior to the partial exercise and, on October 1, 2011, issued a new one year option for the two remaining properties at an aggregate exercise price of $294,321 with a monthly option fee of $4,591 (the “New Option”).

 

On October 21, 2011, the option holder partially exercised the New Option to buy back one of the two remaining properties for $147,500 and had a continuing option, though October 1, 2012, to purchase the one remaining property at an exercise price of $146,821 with a monthly option fee of $2,296.  Subsequently, the New Option’s expiration date was extended twice, on October 1, 2012, which extended the expiration date through March 30, 2013, and again on April 1, 2013, which extended the expiration date through September 30, 2013.

 

Other income for each of the six month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 in the amount of $13,774 represents the fees generated from the seller buy back options.

 

5. EARNINGS PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK

 

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

 

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

 

    Three Months
Ended June 30,
    Six Months
Ended June 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
Basic     4,274,562       4,324,459       4,278,868       4,324,459  
Incremental shares for assumed conversion of options     14,572       6,681       11,120       7,863  
Diluted     4,289,134       4,331,140       4,289,988       4,332,322  

 

For the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013, 270,428, and 273,880, stock options were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculation, respectively, either because their effect would have been anti-dilutive, or because they are being held in escrow (See Note 7).

 

For the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2012, 344,319, and 343,137, stock options were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculation, respectively, either because their effect would have been anti-dilutive, or because they are being held in escrow (See Note 7)

 

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6. STOCK – BASED COMPENSATION

 

The Company measures and recognizes compensation awards for all stock option grants made to employees and directors, based on their fair value in accordance with ASC 718 “Compensation - Stock Compensation”, which establishes standards for the accounting for transactions in which an entity exchanges its equity instruments for goods or services. A key provision of this statement is to measure the cost of employee services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments (including stock options) based on the grant-date fair value of the award. The cost will be recognized over the service period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award (i.e., the requisite service period or vesting period). The Company accounts for equity instruments issued to non-employees in accordance with the provisions of ASC 718 and ASC 505-50, “Equity Based Payment to Non-Employees”. All transactions with non-employees, in which goods or services are the consideration received for the issuance of equity instruments are accounted for based on the fair value of the consideration received or the fair value of the equity instrument issued, whichever is more appropriately measurable.

 

Share based compensation expense recognized under ASC 718 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 were $5,102 and $8,518, respectively. Share based compensation expense recognized under ASC 718 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 were $4,313 and $7,730, respectively.

 

The exercise price of options granted under our stock option plan may not be less than the fair market value on the date of grant. The options may vest over a period not to exceed ten years. Stock options under our stock option plan may be awarded to officers, key-employees, consultants and non-employee directors of the Company. Under our stock option plan, every non-employee director of the Company is granted 7,000 options upon first taking office, and then 7,000 upon each additional year in office. The objectives of our stock option plan include attracting and retaining key personnel, providing for additional performance incentives and promoting the success of the Company by increasing the efforts of such officers, employees, consultants and directors. Our stock option plan is the only plan that the Company has adopted with stock options available for grant.

 

The fair value of each option is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted-average share assumptions used for grants in 2013 and 2012, respectively: (1) expected life of 5 years; (2) annual dividend yield of 0% to 2.61%; (3) expected volatility 74.6% to 75%; and (4) risk free interest rate of 0.73% to 1.07%.

 

The following summarizes stock option activity for the six month period ended June 30, 2013:

 

    Shares     Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
    Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term (in
years)
    Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2012     355,000     $ 0.92                  
Granted     28,000       1.53                  
Exercised     (28,000 )     0.81                  
Forfeited or expired     (70,000 )     1.01                  
Outstanding at June 30, 2013     285,000     $ 0.97       1.93     $ 147,656  
Vested and exercisable at June 30, 2013     282,000     $ 0.97       1.91     $ 145,858  

 

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The weighted-average fair value of each option granted during the six month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, estimated as of the grant date using the Black-Scholes option valuation model, was $0.78 and $0.61 per option, respectively.

 

7. RESTRICTED STOCK GRANT

 

On September 9, 2011, upon stockholders approval at the 2011 annual meeting of stockholders, the Company granted 1,000,000 shares of its restricted common stock (the “Restricted Shares”) to Mr. Ran, the Company’s chief executive officer. Under the terms of the restricted shares agreement (the “Restricted Shares Agreement”), Mr. Ran agreed to forfeit options held by him exercisable for an aggregate of 280,000 shares of common stock of the Company (“Common Stock”) with exercise prices above $1.21 per share and agreed not to exercise additional options held by him for an aggregate of 210,000 shares of Common Stock with exercise prices below $1.21 per share (the “Remaining Options”). Until their expiration, Mr. Ran will be required to forfeit approximately 4.76 Restricted Shares for each share of Common Stock issued upon any exercise of the Remaining Options. In addition, Mr. Ran may not sell, convey, transfer, pledge, encumber or otherwise dispose of the Restricted Shares until the earliest to occur of the following: (i) September 9, 2026, with respect to 1/3 of the Restricted Shares, September 9, 2027 with respect to an additional 1/3 of the Restricted Shares and September 9, 2028 with respect to the final 1/3 of the Restricted Shares; (ii) the date on which Mr. Ran’s employment is terminated by the Company for any reason other than for “Cause” (i.e., misconduct that is materially injurious to us monetarily or otherwise, including engaging in any conduct that constitutes a felony under federal, state or local law); or (iii) the date on which Mr. Ran’s employment is terminated on account of (A) his death; or (B) his disability, which, in the opinion of his personal physician and a physician selected by the Company prevents him from being employed with the Company on a full-time basis (each such date being referred to as a “Risk Termination Date”). If at any time prior to a Risk Termination Date Mr. Ran’s employment is terminated by the Company for Cause or by Mr. Ran voluntarily for any reason other than death or disability, Mr. Ran will forfeit that portion of the Restricted Shares which have not previously vested. Mr. Ran will have the power to vote the Restricted Shares and will be entitled to all dividends payable with respect to the Restricted Shares from the date the Restricted Shares are issued.

 

In connection with the Compensation Committee’s approval of the foregoing grant of Restricted Shares, the Compensation Committee consulted with and obtained the concurrence of independent compensation experts and informed Mr. Ran that it had no present intention of continuing its prior practice of annually awarding stock options to Mr. Ran as CEO. Also Mr. Ran, advised the Compensation Committee that he would not seek future stock option grants.

 

The grant of Restricted Shares was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The stock certificates for the Restricted Shares were imprinted with restrictive legends and are held in escrow until vesting occurs.

 

8. LOANS AND LINE OF CREDIT

 

Short Term Loans

 

At June 30, 2013, the Company owed an aggregate of $1,159,465 under five separate short term loans bearing interest at rates ranging from 8% to 10% per annum. The loans are secured by certain of the Company’s short term loans pursuant to a security agreement, and two of the loans are also personally guaranteed by the Company’s CEO.

 

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In January 2013, Mr. Ran, made two loans to the Company in the aggregate amount of $175,000, at an interest rate of 6%, per annum. In June 2013, Mr. Ran, made another loan to the Company in the amount of $64,500, at an interest rate of 6%, per annum. All loans were repaid in full by the Company as of June 30, 2013.

 

Line of Credit

 

On May 2, 2012, the Company entered into a one-year revolving Line of Credit Agreement with Sterling National Bank pursuant to which the Bank agreed to advance up to $3.5 million (the “Sterling Credit Line”) against assignments of mortgages and other collateral. The Sterling Credit Line was conditioned on an unlimited personal guarantee from Assaf Ran, the Company’s CEO, and requires the maintenance of certain non-financial covenants including limitations on the percentage of loans outstanding in excess of one year, loans made to affiliated groups and the extent of construction loans made by the Company. The interest rate on the Sterling Credit Line is 2% in excess of the Wall Street Journal prime rate (3.25% at June 30, 2013), but in no event less than 6%, per annum, on the money in use. Total initiation costs for the Sterling Credit Line were approximately $16,000. These costs are being amortized over one year, using the straight-line method. The amortization costs for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013 were $1,335 and $5,341, respectively.

 

On January 31, 2013, the Company entered into an amendment to the Line of Credit Agreement with Sterling National Bank to increase the Sterling Credit Line from $3,500,000 to $ 5,000,000, under the same terms as the original line of credit (the “Amendment”). In connection with the Amendment, Mr. Ran agreed to increase his personal guaranty to $5,000,000. At June 30, 2013, the outstanding balance of the Sterling Credit Line was $5,000,000.

 

Effective on May 1, 2013 and July 1, 2013, the term of the Sterling Credit Line was extended through July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, respectively.

 

9. SENIOR SECURED NOTES

 

On December 28, 2010, MBC Funding completed a $500,000 private placement of three-year 6.63% senior secured notes. As collateral for these notes, MBC agreed to assign to MBC Funding the mortgages and related notes that it holds as a creditor in the aggregate amount of no less than $750,000. Pursuant to the agreement, MBC has also guaranteed the repayment of the notes. The notes require quarterly payments of interest only through the expiration date in December 2013, at which time the notes become due. The private placement was the initial tranche of a $5,000,000 offering which expired on March 31, 2011 and is no longer being marketed by the placement agent (Paulson).

 

Financing costs incurred in connection with the agreement totaled $109,183, including five year warrants (the “warrants”) to purchase 20,000 shares of Common Stock issued to the underwriter at $2.50 per share, which were valued at $11,683. These costs are amortized over the life of the senior secured notes. The amortization costs for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013 were $9,099 and $18,197, respectively.

 

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10. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Operating Lease

 

On June 9, 2011, the Company entered into a new lease agreement (the “Lease’) to relocate its corporate headquarters to 60 Cutter Mill Road, Great Neck, New York.  The Lease is for a term of five years and two months commencing June 2011 and ending August 2016.  The rent increases annually during the term and ranges from approximately $2,800 per month during the first year to approximately $3,200 per month during the fifth year.

 

Derivative Action

 

The Company was sued in 2011 as a nominal defendant in a stockholder derivative action, Alan R. Kahn v. Assaf Ran, et al., Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau, filed against the members of its Board of Directors. The plaintiff, who asserted that he was a stockholder of the Company at all pertinent times, alleged wrongdoing by the Board in a transaction in which Director and Chief Executive Officer, Assaf Ran, was granted certain shares of the Company’s restricted stock in exchange for giving up his rights in certain options that he had held at the time of the transaction. Plaintiff contended that the Company was harmed by the transaction. The Directors disagreed with the plaintiff’s position that the transaction involved any wrongful conduct or that it harmed the Company in any way. The court dismissed the original complaint, but gave plaintiff leave to file an amended complaint, which the plaintiff did. The defendants moved to dismiss the amended complaint, but before the court ruled on that motion, the parties reached an agreement to settle the action, subject to approval of the court. The terms of the settlement include the Company’s agreement to continue utilizing certain corporate governance matters that the Company had already implemented before the lawsuit was filed and would continue to implement regardless of the settlement agreement, and to pay Plaintiff’s counsel’s fees and expenses in an amount to be determined by the court, which amount shall not exceed $80,000. In addition, Assaf Ran will reiterate his commitment to extend his personal guarantee to the Company for up to $5,000,000. This commitment was available to the Company prior to the settlement agreement. After the court preliminarily approved the settlement, the Company provided notice of the settlement to stockholders, in order to provide them with an opportunity to object to the settlement if they choose to do so. No stockholders submitted any objections to the settlement.  At a final hearing to address the fairness and reasonableness of the settlement held on April 2, 2013, the court approved the settlement, dismissed the action, and awarded plaintiff $80,000 in fees and costs.  The fee award has been paid by an officers’ and directors’ liability insurance policy, rather than by the Company. As a result of the court’s ruling, the litigation has been concluded.

 

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

 

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

 

We offer short-term, secured, non–banking loans to real estate investors (also known as hard money) to fund their acquisition and construction of properties located in the New York Metropolitan area. The loans are principally secured by collateral consisting of real estate and, generally, accompanied by personal guarantees from the principals of the businesses. The loans are generally for a term of one year. Most of the loans provide for receipt of interest only during the term of the loan and a balloon payment at the end of the term. For the six month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 the total amounts of $8,430,500 and $5,896,000 have been lent, offset by collections received from borrowers, under our commercial loans in the amount of $7,871,866 and $4,244,641, respectively. Loans ranging in sizes from $30,000 to $1,000,000 were concluded at stated interest rates of 12% to 15%, but often at higher effective rates based upon points or other up-front fees.

 

We use our own employees, outside lawyers and other independent professionals to verify titles and ownership, to file liens and to consummate the transactions. Outside appraisers are used to assist us in evaluating the worth of collateral, when deemed necessary by management. We also use independent construction inspectors as well as mortgage brokers and deal initiators.

 

We generally grant loans for a term of one year. In some cases, we agreed to extend the term of the loans beyond one year. This was mainly due to the additional lending conditions generally imposed by traditional lenders and financial institutions as a result of the mortgage crisis, which has made it more difficult for borrowers to secure long term financing, including our borrowers. Prior to our granting an extension of any loan, we reevaluate the underlying collateral.

 

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

 

At June 30, 2013, we were committed to an additional $2,467,950 in construction loans that can be drawn by the borrower when certain conditions are met.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 compared to Three Months Ended June 30, 2012

 

Revenue

 

Total revenues for the three month period ended June 30, 2013 were approximately $554,000 compared to approximately $415,000 for the three month period ended June 30, 2012, an increase of $139,000, or 33.5%. The increase in revenue represents an increase in lending operations. For the three month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, approximately $448,000 and $332,000, respectively, of our revenues were attributable to interest income on the secured commercial loans that we offer to small businesses, and approximately $106,000 and $82,000, respectively, of our revenues were attributatble to origination fees on such loans. Our loans are principally secured by collateral consisting of real property and, generally, accompanied by personal guarantees.

 

Interest and amortization of debt service costs

 

Interest and amortization of debt service costs for the three month period ended June 30, 2013 were approximately $102,000 compared to approximately $59,000 for the three month period ended June 30, 2012, an increase of $43,000. The increase in interest and amortization of debt service costs was primarily attributable to our use of the Sterling Credit Line to increase our lending capacity . (See Note 8 to the financial statements included elsewhere in this report.)

 

Referral fees

 

Referral fees for the three month period ended June 30, 2013 were approximately $300 compared to approximately $1,500 for the three month period ended June 30, 2012. The referral fees represent fees paid on such loans which amortize over the life of the loan.

 

General and administrative expenses

 

General and administrative expenses for the three month period ended June 30, 2013 were approximately $205,000 compared to approximately $196,000 for the three month period ended June 30, 2012, an increase of $9,000. This increase was primarily attributable to increases in board member fees, public relations cost, fees paid to the NASDAQ, as well as travel and meal expenses, offset by a decrease in legal fees resulting from the settlement of the derivative action. (See Note 10 to the financial statements included elsewhere in this report.)

 

Other income

 

Other income for each of the three month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 was approximately $7,000, which represents the fees generated from the seller buy back options. (See Note 4 to the financial statements included elsewhere in this report.)

 

Income tax expense

 

For the three month period ended June 30, 2013 we had income tax expense of $96,000, compared to approximately $85,000 for the three month period ended June 30, 2012.

 

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Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 compared to Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

 

Revenue

 

Total revenues for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 were approximately $1,088,000 compared to approximately $806,000 for the six month period ended June 30, 2012, an increase of $282,000, or 35%. The increase in revenue represents an increase in lending operations. For the six month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, revenues of approximately $892,000 and $640,000, respectively, were attributable to interest income on the secured commercial loans that we offer to small businesses , and approximately $196,000 and $166,000, respectively, were attributable to origination fees on such loans. Our loans are principally secured by collateral consisting of real property and, generally, accompanied by personal guarantees.

 

Interest and amortization of debt service costs

 

Interest and amortization of debt service costs for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 were approximately $204,000 compared to approximately $100,000 for the six month period ended June 30, 2012, an increase of $104,000 . The increase in interest and amortization of debt service costs was primarily attributable to our use of the Sterling Credit Line to increase our lending capacity. (See Note 8 to the financial statements included elsewhere in this report.)

 

Referral fees

 

Referral fees for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 were approximately $1,000 compared to approximately $4,000 for the six month period ended June 30, 2012. The referral fees represent fees paid on such loans which amortize over the life of the loan.

 

General and administrative expense

 

General and administrative expenses for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 were approximately $378,000 compared to approximately $364,000 for the six month period ended June 30, 2012, an increase of $14,000 . This increase is primarily attributable to increases in board member fees, public relations cost, fees paid to the NASDAQ, as well as travel and meal expenses, offset by a decrease in legal fees resulting from the settlement of the derivative action. (See Note 10 to the financial statements included elsewhere in this report.)

 

Other income

 

Other income for each of the six month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 was approximately $14,000, which represents the fees generated from the seller buy back options. (See Note 4 to the financial statements included elsewhere in this report.)

 

Income tax expense

 

For the six month period ended June 30, 2013 we had income tax expense of $188,000, compared to approximately $157,000 for the six month period ended June 30, 2012.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

At June 30, 2013, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1,094,000 and working capital of approximately $5,058,000 as compared to cash and cash equivalents of approximately $241,000 and working capital of approximately $5,582,000 at December 31, 2012. The increase in cash and cash equivalents primarily reflects the use of the Sterling Credit Line. The decrease in working capital is primarily attributable to the reclassification of a portion of the Company’s short-term loans to long-term loans receivable.

 

For the six month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, net cash provided by operating activities were approximately $249,000 and $116,000, respectively. The increase in net cash provided by operating activities primarily results from increases in net income and in deferred origination fees, offse t by a decrease in income taxes payable.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was approximately $559,000 for the six month period ended June 30, 2013, compared to approximately $1,651,000 for the same period ended June 30, 2012. Net cash used in investing activities for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 consisted of the issuance of our short term commercial loans of approximately $8,431,000, offset by collection of these loans of approximately $7,872,000. In the period ended June 30, 2012, net cash used in investing activities consisted of the issuance of our short term commercial loans of $5,896,000, offset by collection of these loans of approximately $4,245,000.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 was approximately $1,164,000 as compared to $1,480,000 for the period ended June 30, 2012. Net cash provided by financing activities for the six month period ended June 30, 2013 reflects the use of the Sterling Credit Line of $1,500,000 and the proceeds from exercise of stock options of approximately $23,000, offset by the repayment of one of our short term loans of $240,000, the purchase of treasury shares of approximately $76,000 and the dividend payment of approximately $43,000. In the period ended June 30, 2012, net cash provided by financing activities reflects the use of the Sterling Credit Line of $1,680,000, offset by the repayment of one our short-term loans of $200,000.

 

On May 2, 2012, we entered into a 1-year revolving Line of Credit Agreement with Sterling National Bank (“Sterling”) pursuant to which the Bank agreed to advance up to $3,500,000 against assignments of mortgages and other collateral (the “Sterling Credit Line”). On January 31, 2013, the Sterling Credit Line was increased from $3,500,000 to $5,000,000 under the same terms as the original line of credit (the “Amendment”). Effective on May 1, 2013 and July 1, 2013, the term of the Sterling Credit Line was extended through July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, respectively. (See Note 8 to the consolidated financial statements which appear elsewhere in this quarterly report.)

 

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

 

We anticipate that our current cash balances will be sufficient to fund our operations for the next 12 months. However, we expect our working capital requirements to increase over the next 12 months as we continue to strive for growth.

 

Changes to Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our critical accounting polices and estimates are set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

 

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Item 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

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

 

Item 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

(a) Evaluation and Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of June 30, 2013 (the “Evaluation Date”). Based upon that evaluation, the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer concluded that, as of the Evaluation Date, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act (i) are recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and (ii) are accumulated and communicated to our management, including its chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

(b) Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) identified in connection with the evaluation required by Rules 13a-15(d) or 15d-15(d) that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II       OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

The Company was sued in 2011 as a nominal defendant in a stockholder derivative action, Alan R. Kahn v. Assaf Ran, et al., Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau, filed against the members of its Board of Directors. The plaintiff, who asserted that he was a stockholder of the Company at all pertinent times, alleged wrongdoing by the Board in a transaction in which Director and Chief Executive Officer, Assaf Ran, was granted certain shares of the Company’s restricted stock in exchange for giving up his rights in certain options that he had held at the time of the transaction. Plaintiff contended that the Company was harmed by the transaction. The Directors disagreed with the plaintiff’s position that the transaction involved any wrongful conduct or that it harmed the Company in any way. The court dismissed the original complaint, but gave plaintiff leave to file an amended complaint, which the plaintiff did. The defendants moved to dismiss the amended complaint, but before the court ruled on that motion, the parties reached an agreement to settle the action, subject to approval of the court. The terms of the settlement include the Company’s agreement to continue utilizing certain corporate governance matters that the Company had already implemented before the lawsuit was filed and would continue to implement regardless of the settlement agreement, and to pay Plaintiff’s counsel’s fees and expenses in an amount to be determined by the court, which amount shall not exceed $80,000. In addition, Assaf Ran will reiterate his commitment to extend his personal guarantee to the Company for up to $5 million. This commitment was available to the Company prior to the settlement agreement. After the court preliminarily approved the settlement, the Company provided notice of the settlement to stockholders, in order to provide them with an opportunity to object to the settlement if they choose to do so. No stockholders submitted any objections to the settlement.  At a final hearing to address the fairness and reasonableness of the settlement held on April 2, 2013, the court approved the settlement, dismissed the action, and awarded plaintiff $80,000 in fees and costs.  The fee award has been paid by an officers’ and directors’ liability insurance policy, rather than by the Company. As a result of the court’s ruling, the litigation has been concluded.

 

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

 

In September 2012, the Company adopted a stock buy-back program for the repurchase of up to 100,000 shares of the Company's common stock. As set forth in the table below, during the quarter ended June 30, 2013, the Company repurchased 26,269 shares of the Company's common stock under the stock buy-back program at a cost of $38,230.

 

ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Period   (a)
Total
Number
of Shares
(or Units)
Purchased
    (b)
Average
Price Paid
per Share
(or Unit)
    (c)
Total Number
of Shares (or
Units)
Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced
Plans or
Programs
    (d)
Maximum Number
(or Approximate
Dollar Value) of
Shares (or Units)
that May Yet Be
Purchased Under
the Plans or
Programs
 
April 1-30, 2013     7,849     $ 1.29       7,849       36,151  
May 1-31, 2013     9,151     $ 1.47       9,151       27,000  
June 1-30, 2013     9,269     $ 1.58       9,269       17,731  
Total     26,269     $ 1.46       26,269       17,731  

 

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Item 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Effective on May 1, 2013, the Company entered into an Extension of the Line of Credit Agreement, dated as of May 1, 2013, with Sterling National Bank which extended the maturity date of the Sterling Credit Line through July 1, 2013.

 

Effective on July1, 2013, the Company entered into an Extension of the Line of Credit Agreement, dated as of July 1, 2013, with Sterling National Bank which extended the maturity date of the Sterling Credit Line through July 1, 2014.

 

Item 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
10.1   Extension of the Line of Credit Agreement, dated as of May 1, 2013, between the Company and Sterling National Bank
     
10.2   Extension of the Line of Credit Agreement, dated as of July 1, 2013, between the Company and Sterling National Bank
     
31.1   Chief Executive Officer Certification as required under section 302 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (filed herewith)
     
31.2   Chief Financial Officer Certification as required under section 302 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (filed herewith)
     
32.1*   Chief Executive Officer Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 1350 as adopted pursuant to section 906 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (furnished herewith)
     
32.2*   Chief Financial Officer Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 1350 as adopted pursuant to section 906 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (furnished herewith)
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document
     
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
     
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
     
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 

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

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (Registrant)  
     
Date:  July 31, 2013 By:  /s/  Assaf Ran  
  Assaf Ran, President and Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)  
     
Date:  July 31, 2013 By: /s/ Vanessa Kao  
  Vanessa Kao, Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Assaf Ran, certify that:

 

1.     I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc.;

 

2.    Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.    Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.    The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.   The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: July 31, 2013  
  /s/ Assaf Ran
  Assaf Ran
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Vanessa Kao, certify that:

 

1.    I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc.;

 

2.    Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3.   Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4.   The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5.   The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: July 31, 2013  
  /s/ Vanessa Kao
  Vanessa Kao
  Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (the "Company") for the period ended June 30, 2013 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), I, Assaf Ran, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. ss. 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act, that:

 

(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

/s/ Assaf Ran*  
Assaf Ran  
President and Chief Executive Officer  
(Principal Executive Officer)  

 

July 31, 2013

 

 

* A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to us and will be retained by us and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (the "Company") for the period ended June 30, 2013 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), I, Vanessa Kao, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. ss. 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act, that:

 

(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

/s/ Vanessa Kao*  
Vanessa Kao  
Chief Financial Officer  
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)  

 

July 31, 2013

 

 

* A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to us and will be retained by us and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.