Crossroads Systems Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

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DALLAS, Dec. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Crossroads Systems, Inc. (OTCQX: CRSS) (“Crossroads” or the “Company”), a holding company focused on investing in businesses that promote economic vitality and community development, reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2021.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Added $3.1 million in new single-family mortgages during the fiscal fourth quarter and $16.4 million during the fiscal year 2021.
  • The Company’s mortgage portfolio grew to $133.1 million, up from $128.9 million for the comparative period in 2020.
  • The serious delinquency rate as of the period ended October 31, 2021 was 0.81%, compared to 0.9% at the end of the same period in 2020. The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) reported a single-family serious delinquency rate of 1.32% as of the period ended October 31, 2021. The serious delinquency rate is based on the number of mortgage loans that are three monthly payments or more past due or in the process of foreclosure.
  • Held 93 properties in inventory compared to 109 for the comparative period in 2020. As of October 31, 2021, gross inventory was $10.2 million compared to $10.5 million as of October 31, 2020. The Company is looking to build inventory to not only meet current demand but to also plan for renovated housing units going forward.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues as reported were negative at $37.8 million compared to $9.2 million in the comparative 2020 period. The decrease in total revenues was primarily due to a GAAP accounting adjustment for previously recorded origination fees associated with the Company’s participation in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to properly account for loans that have yet to be forgiven by the Small Business Administration (SBA). This adjustment equated to a deferral of $69 million in previously reported PPP income, which the Company expects to re-record as income in subsequent quarters as loans are forgiven. Removing PPP impact from the quarter’s operations, total revenues were $8.4 million compared to $9.2 million in the comparative 2020 period.
  • Total property sales income was $4.6 million for the quarter compared to $5.7 million for the same period in 2020. The decrease in property sales income for the quarter was primarily due to a lack of inventory resulting in a lower number of homes available for sale during the period.
  • Total interest income increased 407% to $16.7 million, up from $3.3 million in the comparative 2020 period. The increase in interest income was the result of growth in the total mortgage note receivable portfolio during the period and the addition of PPP loans to the portfolio. Removing PPP impact from the quarter’s operations, total interest income increased 15% to $3.8 million compared to $3.3 million in the comparative 2020 period.
  • Operating loss was $73.8 million compared to an operating income of $1.6 million in the same period in 2020. The substantial decrease in operating income was primarily due to the GAAP accounting adjustment to previously disclosed origination fees explained above. Removing PPP impact from the quarter’s operations, operating income increased 21% to $2.0 million compared to $1.6 million in the comparative 2020 period.
  • Cash EPS (operating income less income to non-controlling interests) was a loss of $12.40 compared to an income of $0.22 for the comparative period in 2020. The substantial decrease in operating income was primarily due to the adjustment to previously disclosed origination fees explained above. Removing PPP impact from the quarter’s operations, cash EPS increased 29% to $0.29 compared to $0.22 in the comparative 2020 period.
  • Book value as reported was $6.2 million, or $1.04 per share. Adjusted book value including $1.1 million of subordinated debt totaled $7.3 million, or $1.23 per share. Without the GAAP accounting adjustment, the book value would be $75.6 million, or $12.70 per share.
  • As of October 31, 2021, the Company held a cash balance of $430.4 million compared to $2.1 million as of October 31, 2020.

Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues increased 2,446% to $932.7 million, up from $36.6 million in the comparative 2020 period. The substantial increase in total revenues was primarily due to an increase in other revenues during the year. Removing PPP impact from the year’s operations, total revenues were $34.9 million compared to $36.6 million in 2020.
  • Total property sales income was $21.4 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2021, compared to $23.5 million in 2020. The decrease in property sales income for the year was primarily due to fewer completed homes being available for sale during the period.
  • Total interest income increased 220% to $40.5 million, up from $12.6 million in 2020. The increase in interest income was the result of growth in the total mortgage note receivable portfolio during the period and the addition of PPP loans to the portfolio. Removing PPP impact from the year’s operations, total revenues increased 7% to $13.5 million compared to $12.6 million in 2020.
  • Operating income increased 4,127% to $243.4 million, up from $5.8 million in 2020. The substantial increase in operating income was primarily due to origination fees associated with the Company’s participation in the PPP loan program. Removing PPP impact from the year’s operations, total revenues increased 8% to $6.2 million compared to $5.8 million in 2020.
  • Cash EPS (operating income less income to non-controlling interests) was $36.19, which was a 4,820% increase compared to $0.74 during the same period in 2020. Removing PPP impact from the quarter’s operations, cash EPS increased 17% to $0.86 compared to $0.74 in 2020. The Company booked $47.9 million of state and federal income tax expense during the period, of which only $29.2 million is payable. The Company has fully utilized its non-operating tax losses of $140 million.

Management Commentary
“Throughout the past twelve months, Crossroads has evolved from a single asset class and regional focus to a national platform with hundreds of thousands of borrowers across multiple lines of business,” said Eric A. Donnelly, CEO of Crossroads Systems. “Today, our work within the PPP is nearly complete, and we are moving with full force into several new opportunities that have positioned us to make a social and financial impact on a greater level through a host of important causes. As of the end of the fourth quarter, we have completed nearly 62 percent of the approximately 230,000 loan forgiveness applications. Within our core housing and loan business, inventory is expected to remain a challenge through next year, but we are actively evaluating new markets for growth and expanding our geographic footprint to build a larger base of homes in the quarters ahead.”

“Entering 2022, our business is stronger than ever. Our recently announced strategic partnerships with Enhanced Capital Group and Rise Line Business Credit have collectively enabled us to dramatically expand our reach further into impact real estate, climate financing and other small business uses. Based on the opportunities we’ve identified to date, we believe our relationship with Enhanced should enable us to close nearly 0 million in new deals by the end of the first quarter, with a remaining pipeline of close to $400 million. Moving forward, we plan to make it a priority to partner with and set an example for larger institutions to demonstrate the concrete ways to support diversity, combat inequality and truly make a difference for underserved communities. We will continue to champion communities that need representation and use our platform to get others involved, as we work to make a difference where it matters.”

About Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (OTCQX: CRSS) is a holding company focused on investing in businesses that promote economic vitality and community development. Crossroads’ subsidiary, Capital Plus Financial (CPF), is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and certified B- Corp, which supports Hispanic homeownership with a long term, fixed-rate single-family mortgage product.

Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements that relate to the business and expected future events or future performance of Crossroads Systems, Inc. and Capital Plus Financial and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause its actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “targets,” “likely,” “will,” “would,” “could,” and similar expressions or phrases identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Crossroads Systems’ and Capital Plus Financial’s ability to implement their business strategy, and their ability to achieve or maintain profitability. The future performance of Crossroads Systems and Capital Plus Financial may be adversely affected by the following risks and uncertainties: economic changes affecting homeownership in the geographies where Capital Plus Financial conducts business, developments in lending markets that may not align with Capital Plus Financial’s expectations and that may affect Capital Plus Financial’s plans to grow its portfolio, variations in quarterly results, developments in litigation to which we may be a party, technological change in the industry, future capital requirements, regulatory actions or delays and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described or anticipated by these forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of these factors and risks, investors should review Crossroads Systems’ annual and quarterly reports. Forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management’s beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and Crossroads Systems undertakes no duty to update this information to reflect future events, information or circumstances.

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CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS





          ASSETS

October 31,
2021


October 31, 2020

CURRENT ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$      430,363,591


$      2,127,059

Restricted cash

158,647,275


3,004,051

Interest and PPP loan fees receivable

23,441,325


930,871

Current portion of notes receivable

1,727,844


1,527,234

Current portion of other notes receivable

7,578


7,014

Inventory

10,202,770


10,544,236

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

891,270


411,645

Total current assets

625,281,653


18,552,110





NOTES RECEIVABLE, net of current maturities and allowance of $0

129,208,851


127,304,450

OTHER NOTES RECEIVABLE, net of current maturities, participations and allowance of $0

17,679,943


1,583,761

PPP LOAN RECEIVABLES

2,759,667,441


GOODWILL

18,566,966


18,566,966

DEFERRED TAX ASSET


18,300,334

OTHER NON-CURRENT ASSETS

9,479,089






TOTAL ASSETS

$   3,559,883,943


$   184,307,621





          LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




CURRENT LIABILITIES




Accounts payable

$            481,417


$         222,610

Accrued liabilities

274,487,680


353,901

Escrow liabilities

3,113,207


2,886,249

   Income tax payable

32,674,618


Current portion of credit facilities

60,517,603


75,694,845

Current portion of other note payable (subordinated)

204,151


191,337

Current portion of acquisition notes payable

2,495,172


2,495,172

Total current liabilities

373,973,848


81,844,114





CREDIT FACILITIES, net of current maturities

39,443,490


39,481,435

OTHER NOTE PAYABLE, net of current maturities (subordinated)

940,084


1,144,234

ACQUISITION NOTES PAYABLE, net of current maturities

5,823,162


10,582,769

PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN 

376,800


376,800

FED PPPLF CREDIT FACILITY

3,132,566,332


OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

558,424


407,091

TOTAL LIABILITIES

3,553,682,140


133,836,443





EQUITY




Common stock, $0.001 par value: 75,000,000 shares 




authorized, 5,971,994 shares issued and outstanding

5,972


5,972

Additional paid in capital

3,889,086


242,471,412

Accumulated deficit

(15,745,035)


(210,057,986)

Crossroads Systems, Inc. stockholders’ equity

(11,849,977)


32,419,398

Non-controlling interests

18,051,780


18,051,780

TOTAL EQUITY

6,201,803


50,471,178





TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$   3,559,883,943


$   184,307,621

CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS






For the Three Months Ended 


October 31, 2021


October 31, 2020

REVENUES




Interest income

$         16,694,588


3,294,195

Property sales

4,638,500


5,725,586

Other revenue

(59,170,956)


160,627

Total revenues

(37,837,868)


9,180,408





COSTS AND EXPENSES




Interest expense

6,065,132


1,343,316

Cost of properties sold

3,671,601


4,871,987

General and administrative

22,310,309


588,991

Salaries and wages

3,909,887


733,555

Total costs and expenses

35,956,929


7,537,849





Income from operations

(73,794,797)


1,642,559





OTHER EXPENSES




Interest expense

(103,887)


(148,707)

Total other expenses

(103,887)


(148,707)





Income before income tax provision

(73,898,684)


1,493,852





INCOME TAX PROVISION

18,588,968


(929,174)





NET INCOME

(55,309,716)


564,678

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(158,795)


(158,795)





NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTERESTS

$        (55,468,511)


$             405,883





Earnings (loss) per share:








Cash income attributable to common shareholders

(55,468,511)


1,335,057

Weighted average shaes outstanding

5,971,994


5,971,994

Cash income per share

$                 (9.29)


$                  0.22

CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS






For the Twelve Months Ended 


October 31, 2021


October 31, 2020

REVENUES




Interest income

$          40,472,311


$          12,633,818

Property sales

21,372,291


23,461,898

Other revenue

870,811,998


538,876

Total revenues

932,656,600


36,634,592





COSTS AND EXPENSES




Interest expense

15,160,149


5,712,138

Cost of properties sold

18,140,146


20,297,457

General and administrative

631,341,016


2,027,976

Salaries and wages

24,640,890


2,839,113

Total costs and expenses

689,282,201


30,876,684





Income from operations

243,374,399


5,757,908





OTHER EXPENSES




Interest expense

(476,746)


(734,005)

Other income/(expenses)


Total other expenses

(476,746)


(734,005)





Income before income tax provision

242,897,653


5,023,903





INCOME TAX PROVISION

(47,954,702)


(1,377,572)





NET INCOME

194,942,951


3,646,331

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(630,000)


(630,000)





NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTERESTS

$        194,312,951


$            3,016,331





Earnings (loss) per share:








Cash income attributable to common shareholders

209,593,035


4,393,903

Weighted average shaes outstanding

5,971,994


5,971,994

Cash income per share

$                  35.10


$                   0.74

CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS






As of October 31, 2021


As of October 31, 2020





CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES




Net income

$   194,942,951


$       3,646,531

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash




used in operating activities:




Loss on derivative related activity

(105,702)


(105,702)

Stock based compensation

297,434


112,569

Amortization of deferred financing fees

(9,479,089)


36,083

Amortization of PPP loan income 

69,672,174


Provision for income taxes

18,300,334


1,379,990

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Account & Interest receivable

(22,510,454)


(37,528)

Notes receivable (Mortgages, other and PPP)

(2,847,541,372)


(7,693,243)

Inventory

341,466


1,252,194

Prepaids and other assets

(479,625)


(60,099)

Accounts payable

258,807


(66,620)

Accrued liabilities (including income taxes)

307,065,432


257,148

Escrow liabilities

226,958


239,668

Net cash used in operating activities

(2,289,010,686)


(1,039,010)





CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES




Preferred equity contributions


Preferred equity dividend distributions

(630,000)


(631,726)

Common equity distributions

(238,879,760)


Paycheck Protection Program loan


376,800

Borrowings on credit facilities, net

2,752,674


36,701,455

Principal payments on credit facilities

(17,967,861)


(33,300,951)

Principal payments on other notes payable

(191,336)


(179,325)

Principal payments on acquisition note payable

(4,759,607)


(1,835,390)

Principal payments on participations in mortgage notes and other receivables


800,086

Net Proceeds from the federal reserve PPP credit facility

3,132,566,332


      Net cash provided by financing activities

2,872,890,442


1,930,949





Net change in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

583,879,756


891,939

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

5,131,110


4,239,171

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$   589,010,866


$       5,131,110





SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION




Cash paid for interest

$       9,775,115


$       6,625,205

Shareholder Report for
the Fourth Quarter & Fiscal Year Ended
October 31, 2021

Crossroads Systems, Inc.
Delaware                                        74-284664  
(State of Incorporation) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

8214 Westchester Drive
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75225
(Address of principal executive office)

(214) 999-0149
(Company’s telephone number)

Common Stock
$0.001 Par Value
Trading Symbol: CRSS
Trading Market: OTCQX

75,000,000 Common Shares Authorized

5,971,994 Shares Issued and Outstanding as of October 31, 2021

Dear Shareholder:

The holidays provide a time for many to reflect on the year that’s passed and, in many traditions, to express gratitude for the things and people we have in our lives. As we get closer to the end of 2021, I cannot help but be grateful for the countless individuals and groups who have collectively supported our business, as employees, as partners, as investors, and as stakeholders of all kinds. I am also appreciative of the opportunity to do so much for those in need; while the year has been a great success for Crossroads, it’s also been incredibly difficult for many others. As a CDFI, our mandate has always been to provide positive social impact as well as financial performance, but this year we saw that our business and others like it can do both and so much more.

Today, our work within the PPP is nearly complete. We’re continuing to work closely with the SBA to address the remaining loan forgiveness applications as efficiently as we can, not only to let us move forward, but also to let our loan recipients close this chapter in their lives as well. As of the end of the fourth quarter, we have completed about 62% or approximately 230,000 loan forgiveness applications, and we anticipate processing the remaining requests over the next few quarters. The process has been quite painless for the borrowers, and we are most appreciative of the SBA’s direct forgiveness portal and incredible customer service team.

We’re looking forward to having this process in our rearview mirror as well. While loan forgiveness applications are ongoing, GAAP regulation dictates that we adjust our income to account for loans not yet forgiven. In practice, this means that we’re deferring approximately $69 million in what we had previously considered PPP income until the loans are fully forgiven, which is forecasted for the next couple of quarters. The end result of this reclassification over time will be a net neutral impact with increased earnings being recognized in subsequent quarters to offset the one-time negative revenue we have in this period. For context, had we not made the adjustment to reflect GAAP, our earnings for the year would have been normalized to roughly $6 million, which is greater than our fiscal year 2020 and also reflects significant investments in legal and headcount to support some of our newer initiatives. We’re confident that our investors have backed out PPP income and expenses as one time but, nonetheless, wanted to communicate this accounting reclassification.

This adjusted financial performance reflects the results of our operations within Crossroads’ core business: providing housing and loan opportunities to the low- and middle-income minority communities in Texas. Conditions in our areas of influence continue to reflect circumstances in most of the country, which is an extremely tight market, with scarce inventory that sells quickly. Overall, we completed 24 property sales in the fourth quarter, accounting for $4.6 million in revenue. The delinquency rate at year end was 3.4% over the most recent 30-day window, compared to 0.9% in the prior year period, in part due to a reduction in widespread rent freezes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While inventory is expected to remain a challenge in 2022, we are actively evaluating new markets for growth and expanding our geographic footprint to build a larger base of homes in the quarters ahead.

As we reflect on the year that was, we must also be mindful of the mission ahead. Over the last twelve months, we’ve evolved from a single asset class and regional focus to a national platform with hundreds of thousands of borrowers across multiple lines of business. While we’re putting PPP behind us operationally, a lot of work around underserved people and businesses still remains.

In service of this expanded mission, we recently announced a partnership with Enhanced Capital Group and acquired Rise Line Business Credit, both national lending firms.  These transactions will enable us to further our mission on a much greater scale, geographically and thematically, as we deploy flexible capital to women and minority businesses, small businesses located in underserved areas, and to renewable energy and community redevelopment projects across the country. Our partners’ commitments to supporting investments in climate finance, impact real estate, and small businesses mirrors our own longstanding values.

With Enhanced, in just a few short months we’ve already generated roughly $8 million in new loans and expect significant growth over the next few quarters as we operationalize the process. Through Enhanced we’ve also invested another $8 million in solar related projects through a targeted fund, providing us with another climate impact investment vehicle.

With Rise Line, we closed on a merger in September and are starting to build a pipeline with $25 million in potential deals in process, covering an even broader mandate of small business opportunities, including new areas such as manufacturing, distribution, retail and consumer products, business services, staffing, and technology services.

Clearly, we have plenty to do in returning to our work in the private sector, but there’s also more to do in partnership with the administration who has graciously granted all CDFIs varying amounts of money to support our range of initiatives.

It is our hope we can partner with and set an example for larger institutions to demonstrate the concrete ways to support diversity, combat inequality and truly make a difference for underserved communities in the United States. Longer term, we hope to create an anchor program to perennially serve these causes. The work does not simply stop at loaning money to businesses in need; we must find ways to educate, mentor, and ensure these businesses and entrepreneurs, who are looking to make a real, positive impact, are supported. We will continue to champion communities that need representation and use our platform to get others involved as well.

Entering 2022, our business is stronger than ever. And while we have worked many long hours and sleepless nights over the last eighteen plus months, I have never been more invigorated by our mission or more convinced in our ability to make a difference where it matters. I would be remiss if I did not once again acknowledge all those who have shared in this endeavor, most of whom will not get the public recognition they deserve for devoting themselves to our cause these many months and going forward. Together, we are proving every day that it’s possible to do good for others while also still excelling financially. Thank you for supporting us in that worthwhile mission.

Saludos Cordiales,
Eric A. Donnelly

SOURCE Crossroads Systems; Capital Plus Financial

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