Tecnoglass Inc.
Tecnoglass Inc. (Form: 10-Q, Received: 05/15/2014 16:14:53)

 

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 March 31, 2014

 

¨ 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: 001-35436

 

TECNOGLASS INC.

 

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Cayman Islands   N/A
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

Avenida Circunvalar a 100 mts de la Via 40, Barrio Las Flores Barranquilla, Colombia

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(57)(5) 3734000

(Issuer’s telephone number)

 

________________

(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 past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes     x No     ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes     x No     ¨

 

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 ¨ Smaller reporting company x  
(Do not check if smaller reporting company)        

 

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

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: 24,310,363 ordinary shares as of May 15, 2014.

 

 
 

 

TECNOGLASS INC.

 

FORM 10-Q FOR THE PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2014

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
Part I. Financial Information    
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)    
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets   3
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income   4
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows   5
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements   6
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   21
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   25
Item 4. Controls and Procedures   26
Part II. Other Information    
Item 6. Exhibits   29
Signatures   31

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

    March     December  
    31, 2014     31, 2013  
ASSETS                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 20,268     $ 2,866  
Restricted cash     3,564       3,633  
Due from transfer agent     -       15,908  
Subscription receivable     -       6,611  
Trade accounts receivable, net     69,927       59,010  
Due from related parties     18,993       19,058  
Inventories     23,696       24,181  
Other current assets     38,761       29,303  
Total current assets     175,209       160,570  
                 
Long term assets:                
Property, plant and equipment, net     84,937       87,382  
Other long term assets     257       262  
Total long term assets     85,194       87,644  
Total assets   $ 260,403     $ 248,214  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 34,014     $ 37,682  
Current portion of customer advances on uncompleted contracts     33,068       28,470  
Short-term debt and current portion of long term debt   38,579     29,720  
Note payable to shareholder     80       80  
Other current liabilities     16,504       12,545  
Total current liabilities     122,245       108,497  
                 
Long term liabilities:                
Warrant liability     27,160       18,280  
Customer advances on uncompleted contracts     5,140       8,220  
Long term debt     44,595       48,097  
Total liabilities     199,140       183,094  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                
                 
Shareholders' equity                
Preferred shares, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2014     -       -  
Ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 24,310,363 and 24,214,670 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively     2       2  
Legal Reserves     1,367       1,367  
Additional paid-in capital     41,693       40,693  
Retained earnings     13,807       18,488  
Cumulative Translation Adjustment     4,394       4,570  
Total shareholders’ equity     61,263       65,120  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 260,403     $ 248,214  

  

 

 

The Accompanying Notes are an Integral Part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

    Three months ended March 31,  
    2014     2013  
             
Operating revenues   $ 47,841     $ 39,631  
Cost of sales     33,245       27,718  
Gross profit     14,596       11,913  
                 
Operating expenses, net     6,739       6,991  
                 
Operating income     7,857       4,922  
                 
Loss on change in fair value of warrant liability     (8,880 )     -  
Non-operating revenues     1,286       879  
Interest expense     1,973       1,669  
                 
(Loss) income before taxes     (1,710 )     4,132  
                 
Income tax provision     2,971       1,631  
                 
Net (loss) income   $ (4,681 )   $ 2,501  
                 
Comprehensive income:                
                 
Net (loss) income     (4,681 )     2,501  
Foreign currency translation adjustments     (176 )     1,978  
                 
Total comprehensive (loss) income   $ (4,857 )   $ 4,479  
                 
Basic (loss) income per share   $ (0.20 )   $ 0.12  
                 
Diluted (loss) income per share   $ (0.20 )   $ 0.12  
                 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding     24,242,315       20,567,141  
                 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     24,242,315       20,567,141  

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2014     2013  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                
Net (loss) income   $ (4,681 )   $ 2,501  
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
Provision for bad debts     20       805  
Provision for obsolete inventory     -       146  
Depreciation and amortization     1,952       1,635  
Change in fair value of derivative liability     (67 )     -  
Loss on change in fair value of warrant liability     8,880       -  
Deferred income taxes     548       216
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Due from transfer agent     15,908       -  
Subscription receivable     6,611       -  
Trade accounts receivable     (4,436 )     (1,166 )
Inventories     1,480       (1,852 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (297 )     (897 )
Other assets     -       182  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (7,400 )     (21,410 )
Customer advances on uncompleted contracts     1,909       18,454  
Other current liabilities     (9,289 )     1,398  
CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES     11,138       12
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES                
Proceeds from sale of investments     59       1,054  
Purchase of investments     (409 )     (520 )
Acquisition of property and equipment     (1,185 )     (3,685 )
CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES     (1,535 )     (3,151 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES                
Proceeds from debt     23,229       18,754  
Proceeds from the sale of common stock     1,000       -  
Repayments of debt     (16,530 )     (8,247 )
CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES     7,699       10,507  
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     100       (6,771 )
                 
NET INCREASE IN CASH     17,402       597
                 
Cash — Beginning of period     2,866       2,135  
Cash — End of period   $ 20,268     $ 2,732  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION                
Cash paid during the year for:                
Interest   $ 1,469     $ 1,139  
Taxes   $ -     $ -  
                 
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Assets acquired under capital lease   $ 55     $ -  

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1. Organization, Plan of Business Operation

 

Tecnoglass Inc. (“TGI,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on September 21, 2011 under the name “Andina Acquisition Corporation” (“Andina”) as a blank check company. Andina’s registration statement for its initial public offering (the “Public Offering”) was declared effective on March 16, 2012. Andina consummated the Public Offering, the private placement of warrants (“Private Placement”) and the sale of options to the Underwriters on March 22, 2012, receiving proceeds, net of transaction costs, of $43,163, of which $42,740 was placed in a trust account.

 

Andina’s objective was to acquire, through a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination, one or more operating businesses. On December 20, 2013, Andina consummated a merger transaction (the “merger”) with Tecno Corporation (“Tecnoglass Holding”) as parent of Tecnoglass S.A. (“TG”) and C.I. Energía Solar S.A. ES. Windows (“ES”). The surviving entity was renamed Tecnoglass Inc.

 

The Company manufactures hi-specification, architectural glass and windows for the global residential and commercial construction industries. Currently the Company offers design, production, marketing, and installation of architectural systems for buildings of high, medium and low elevation size. Products include windows and doors in glass and aluminum, office partitions and interior divisions, floating façades and commercial window showcases. The Company sells to customers in North, Central and South America, and exports almost half of its production to foreign countries.

 

TG manufactures both glass and aluminum products. Its glass products include tempered glass, laminated glass, thermo-acoustic glass, curved glass, silk-screened glass, acoustic glass and digital print glass. Its Alutions plant produces mill finished, anodized, painted aluminum profiles and rods, tubes, bars and plates. Alutions’ operations include extrusion, smelting, painting and anodizing processes, and exporting, importing and marketing aluminum products.

 

The services portfolio of ES includes design, manufacture, marketing and installation of architectural systems for high, medium and low rise construction, glass and aluminum windows and doors, office dividers and interiors, floating facades and commercial display windows.

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 2. Summary of significant accounting policies

 

Basis of Presentation and Use of Estimates

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the consolidated results of TGI and its wholly-owned subsidiaries TG and ES. Material intercompany accounts, transactions and profits are eliminated in consolidation. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim reporting purposes. These financial statements include adjustments of a normal recurring nature considered necessary by management for a fair presentation of the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

The results reported in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the entire year. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the information contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 (2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K). The disclosures included in these unaudited, condensed consolidated financial statements generally do not repeat those included in the annual financial statements.

 

The accompanying unaudited, condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”) and pursuant to the accounting and disclosure rules and regulations of the SEC. The preparation of these unaudited, condensed consolidated financial statements requires the Company to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the Company’s financial statements. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Based on information known before these unaudited, condensed consolidated financial statements were available to be issued, there are no estimates included in these statements for which it is reasonably possible that the estimate will change in the near term up to one year from the date of these financial statements and the effect of the change will be material.

 

Estimates inherent in the preparation of these unaudited, condensed consolidated financial statements relate to the collectability of account receivables, the valuation of inventories, estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts, useful lives and potential impairment of long-lived assets, and valuation of warrants and other derivative financial instruments.

 

Foreign Currency Translation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in United States Dollars, the reporting currency. The functional currency of the Company’s operations in Colombia is the Colombian Peso. The condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company’s foreign operations are prepared in the functional currency. The Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income prepared in the functional currency are translated into the reporting currency using average exchange rates for the respective periods. Assets and liabilities on the condensed consolidated Balance Sheets are translated into the reporting currency using rates of exchange at the end of the period and the related translation adjustments are recorded as Cumulative Translation Adjustments, a component of Equity in the condensed consolidated Balance Sheet. Transaction and remeasurement gains or losses resulting from foreign currency transactions are recorded in the consolidated condensed Statement of Operations.

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company generates revenue from manufactured product sales of glass and aluminum products. Revenue is recognized when (i) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, (ii) delivery has occurred, (iii) the fees are fixed and determinable, and (iv) collectability of the sale is reasonably assured. All revenue is recognized net of discounts, returns and allowances. Evidence of an arrangement consists of a contract or purchase order approved by the customer.

 

Payments received from customers in advance of delivery are recorded as advances from customers at the time payment is received.

 

Product Sales

 

The Company recognizes revenue when goods are shipped, which is “FOB shipping point.” Delivery to the customer is deemed to have occurred when the customer takes title to the product. Generally, title passes to the customer upon shipment, but title transfer may occur when the customer receives the product based on the terms of the agreement with the customer.

 

The selling prices of all goods that the Company sells are fixed, and agreed to with the customer prior to shipment. Selling prices are generally based on established list prices. The Company does not customarily permit its customers to return any of its products for monetary refunds or credit against completed or future sales.

 

Contract Sales

 

Revenues from fixed price contracts are recognized using the percentage-of-completion method, measured by the percentage of costs incurred to date to total estimated costs for each contract. Revenues recognized in advance of amounts billable pursuant to contracts terms are recorded as unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts based on work performed and costs to date. Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts are billable upon various events, including the attainment of performance milestones, delivery of product and/or services, or completion of the contract. Included within Other current assets is approximately $15 million and $12 million of unbilled receivables as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively. Revisions to cost estimates as contracts progress have the effect of increasing or decreasing expected profits each period. Changes in contract estimates occur for a variety of reasons, including changes in contract scope, estimated revenue and cost estimates. Provisions for anticipated losses are recorded in the period in which they become determinable. No provisions have been recorded for losses on uncompleted contracts for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 and the year ended December 31, 2013.

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Standard Form Sales

 

The Company recognizes revenue for standard form sales once the installation is complete. Standard form sales are customer sales comprising low value installations that are of short duration.

 

A standard form agreement is executed between the Company and its customer. Services are performed by the Company during the installation process. The price quote is determined by the Company, based on the requested installation, and approved by the customer before the Company proceeds with the installation. The customer’s credit worthiness and payment capacity is evaluated before the Company will proceed with the initial order process.

 

Trade Accounts Receivable

 

Trade accounts receivable are recorded net of allowances for cash discounts for prompt payment, doubtful accounts, and sales returns. Estimates for cash discounts and sales returns are based on contractual terms, historical trends and expectations regarding the utilization rates for these programs.

 

The Company’s policy is to reserve for uncollectible accounts based on its best estimate of the amount of probable credit losses in its existing accounts receivable. The Company periodically reviews its accounts receivable to determine whether an allowance for doubtful accounts is necessary based on an analysis of past due accounts and other factors that may indicate that the collectability of an account may be in doubt. Other factors that the Company considers include its existing contractual obligations, historical payment patterns of its customers and individual customer circumstances, and a review of the local economic environment and its potential impact on the collectability of accounts receivable. Account balances deemed to be uncollectible are charged to the allowance for doubtful accounts after all means of collection have been exhausted and the potential for recovery is considered remote. As of March 31, 2014 and Decmber 31, 2013, the reserve for doubtful accounts was $273 and $403, respectively.

 

Inventories

 

Inventories, which consist primarily of purchased and processed glass, aluminum, parts and supplies held for use in the ordinary course of business, are valued at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined using a weighted-average method. Inventory consisting of certain job specific materials not yet installed are valued using the specific identification method.

 

Reserves for excess or slow-moving inventories are updated based on historical experience of a variety of factors including sales volume and levels of inventories at the end of the period. The Company’s reserve for excess or slow-moving inventories at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 amounted to approximately $1,410 and $1,438, respectively.

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Property, Plant and Equipment

 

Property, plant and equipment are recorded at cost. Significant improvements and renewals that extend the useful life of the asset are capitalized. Repairs and maintenance are charged to expense as incurred. When property is retired or otherwise disposed of, the cost and related accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any related gains or losses are included in income as a reduction to or increase in selling, general and administrative expenses. Depreciation is computed on a straight-line basis, based on the following estimated useful lives:

 

Machinery and equipment 10 years  
Furniture and fixtures 10 years  
Office equipment and software 5 years  

 

Warrant liability

 

The Company accounts for the 4,200,000 warrants issued in connection with the Public Offering, 4,800,000 warrants issued in connection with the Private Placement, and 200,000 working capital warrants issued upon conversion of a promissory note at the closing of the Merger as a derivative liability. The Company classifies the warrant instrument as a liability at its fair value because the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment under guidance contained in ASC 815-40-15-7D. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date and adjusted at each reporting period until exercised or expired, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company’s operations in Colombia are subject to the taxing jurisdiction of the Republic of Colombia. TGI and Tecnoglass Holding are subject to the taxing jurisdiction of the Cayman Islands. All annual tax periods prior to December 2012 are no longer subject to examination by taxing authorities in Colombia.

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

The Company believes that its income tax positions and deductions would be sustained on audit and does not anticipate any adjustments that would result in a material changes to its financial position. Based on the Company’s evaluation, it has been concluded that there are no significant uncertain tax positions requiring recognition in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. The Company records interest and penalties, if any, as a component of income tax expense.

 

Earnings per Share

 

The Company utilizes FASB ASC Topic No. 260, Earnings per Share. Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, excluding the effects of any potentially dilutive securities. Income per share assuming dilution (diluted earnings per share) would give effect to dilutive options, warrants, and other potential ordinary shares outstanding during the period. Basic loss per share is computed by dividing loss available to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted loss per share is computed similar to basic loss per share except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the potential common shares had been issued and if the additional common shares were dilutive. The calculation of the weighted-average number of ordinary shares includes 20,567,141 recapitalized shares, assumed to be outstanding as of December 31, 2013, and 3,647,529 ordinary shares of Andina Acquisition outstanding at the time of the merger. The computation of basic and diluted income per share for the year ended December 31, 2013 excludes the effect of Unit Purchase Options to purchase 900,000 units (consisting of one warrant and one ordinary share) because their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

 

The Company considered the effect of warrants to purchase 9,200,000 ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted income per share, which resulted in 37,208 shares of dilutive securities for the year ended December 31, 2013. This effect had no impact on diluted income per share.

 

Note 3 – Variable Interest Entities

 

Following the merger in December 20, 2013, the Company conducted an initial evaluation as a reporting entity of its involvement with certain significant related party business entities as of December 31, 2013 in order to determine whether these entities were variable interest entities requiring consolidation or disclosures in the financial statements of the Company. The Company evaluated two entities with whom it has significant commercial relationships since 2004.

 

ES Windows LLC (“ESW LLC”), a Florida LLC, imports and resells the Company’s products in the United States and acts as a freight forwarder for certain raw materials inventory purchased in the United States. The Company’s CEO and COO, other family members, and other related parties own 100% of the equity in ESW LLC. The Company’s sales to ESW LLC for the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 were $ 8.5 million and $ 4.3 million, respectively. Outstanding receivables from ESW LLC at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 were $ 13.4 million and $11.8 million, respectively.

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Ventanas Solar S.A. (“VS”), a Panama sociedad anonima, is an importer and installer of the Company’s products in Panama . Family members of the Company’s CEO and CFO and other related parties own 100% of the equity in VS . The Company’s sales to VS for the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 were less than $0.1 million in both periods. Outstanding receivables from VS at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 were $0.6 million and $2.7 million, respectively.

 

We evaluated whether (i) these entities required subordinated financial support from the Company in order to operate, (ii) what variable interests existed in the risks and operations of the entities, (iii) what explicit or implicit interests the Company had in these entities as a result of the significant commercial relationships, (iv) whether the Company or its related parties had the controlling financial interests in these entities, and as a result, (v) who were the primary beneficiaries of those controlling variable interests. In order to evaluate these considerations, the Company analyzed the design and initial purposes of these entities using available quantitative information, qualitative factors and guidance under ASC 810-10-25 Consolidation and related Subsections.

 

As of the date of the initial evaluation, the Company concluded that (i) neither variable interest entity requires subordinated financial support for its operations as these operations are designed to provide residual returns to their equity investors, (ii) the Company’s explicit variable interests are its arms-length commercial relationships which do not absorb the entities’ risks and variability, (iii) that neither the Company nor its related parties had the controlling financial interests but that as a related party group they had controlling financial interest, and that (iv) the CEO, COO, family members and other equity investors are more closely related to the ESW LLC and VS and were therefore the primary beneficiaries of those entities’ variable interests and residual returns or eventual losses, not the Company. The Company concluded that consolidation of these entities was not indicated.

 

No subordinated financial support has been provided to these entities as of March 31, 2014 or as of December 31, 2013.

 

As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, there were no changes in the facts on circumstances, since its evaluation that would require consolidation of these entities.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 4 – Inventories

 

Inventories are comprised of the following:

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2014     2013  
Raw materials   $ 17,320     $ 17,121  
Work in process     2,243       3,243  
Finished goods     3,133       2,741  
Stores and spares     2,285       2,404  
Packing material     125       110  
      25,106       25,619  
Less: inventory allowances     (1,410 )     (1,438 )
    $ 23,696     $ 24,181  

 

Note 5. Property, Plant and Equipment, Net

 

Property, plant and equipment consist of the following:

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2014     2013  
             
Building   $ 34,692     $ 34,710  
Machinery and equipment     60,812       61,539  
Office equipment and software     3,169       3,221  
Vehicles     1,231       1,193  
Furniture and fixtures     1,902       1,888  
Total property, plant and equipment     101,806       102,551  
Accumulated depreciation and amortization     (28,864 )     (27,403 )
Net value of property and equipment     72,942       75,148  
Land     11,995       12,234  
Total property, plant and equipment, net   $ 84,937     $ 87,382  

 

Depreciation and amortization expense, inclusive of capital lease amortization, for the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 amounted to $1,952 and $1,625, respectively.

 

As of May 2014, the Company had closed on its contract executed in 2013 for the purchase of land adjacent to the Company’s current facilities for approximately $7.3 million. This purchase brings the Company’s total manufacturing facilities to approximately 2.3 million square feet.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 6. Long-Term Debt

 

Long-term debt is comprised of the following:

 

    March 31,     December 31,  
    2014     2013  
Obligations under borrowing arrangements   $ 83,174     $ 77,817  
Less: Current portion of long-term debt and other current borrowings     38,579       29,720  
Long-term debt   $ 44,595     $ 48,097  

 

At March 31, 2014, the Company owed approximately $83,174 under its various borrowing arrangements with several banks in Colombia and Panama including obligations under various capital leases as discussed below. The bank obligations have maturities ranging from six months to 10 years that bear interest at rates ranging from 5.6% to 10.2%. These loans are generally secured by substantially all of the Company’s accounts receivable and/or inventory. Certain obligations include covenants and events of default including requirements that the Company maintain a minimum debt to EBITDA ratio, a minimum debt service ratio, total debt to total assets ratio and sales growth ratios.

 

As of March 31, 2014, the Company was not in compliance with certain financial covenants for its financial obligations with Banco Colpatria. In April 2014, the bank confirmed with the Company it would take no actions to accelerate payments, increase interest, or take any other actions as a result of the non-compliance with the covenants against the Company and is currently working with the Company to redefine such financial covenants to better reflect the operations of the Company.

 

Revolving Lines of Credit

 

The Company has approximately $2.3 million available in two lines of credit under a revolving note arrangement as of March 31, 2014. The Revolving Notes expired and were renewed on April 3, 2014. The floating interest rates on the revolving notes are between DTF+4.6% and DTF+5.2%. DTF is the primary measure of interest rates in Colombia. The note is secured by all assets of the Company. At March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, $376 and $1,872 was outstanding under these lines, respectively.

 

Interest expense for the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 was $ 2.0 million and $ 1.7 million, respectively.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 7. Income Taxes

 

The Company files income tax returns for TG and ES in the Republic of Colombia where, as a general rule, taxable income for companies is subject to a 25% Income Tax rate, except for taxpayers with special rates approved by the Congress. A minimum taxable income is calculated as 3% of net equity on the last day of the immediately preceding period and is used as taxable income if it is higher than taxable income otherwise calculated. For tax years 2013 through 2015, a special additional CREE tax will apply at a rate of 9% to certain tax payers including the Company. Starting in 2016, the rate for this tax will be 8%.

 

The components of income tax expense (benefit) are as follows:

 

    Three month periods ended  
    March 31, 2014     March 31, 2013  
Current income tax                
Foreign   $ 2,423     $ 1,415  
Deferred income tax                
Foreign     548       216  
Total Provision for Income tax   $ 2,971     $ 1,631  
Effective income tax rate     -173 %     39 %

 

The Company's higher effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2014, reflects a non-deductible loss of $8.9 million for the change in the fair value of the Company’s warrant liability.

 

The Company does not have any uncertain tax positions for which it is reasonably possible that the total amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits will increase or decrease within 12 months of March 31, 2014. The unrecognized tax benefits may increase or change during the next year for items that arise in the ordinary course of business.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 8. Fair Value Measurements

 

The Company accounts for financial assets and liabilities in accordance with accounting standards that define fair value and establish a framework for measuring fair value. The hierarchy prioritizes the inputs into three broad levels. Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Level 2 inputs are quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets or inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly through market corroboration, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs based on the Company’s assumptions used to measure assets and liabilities at fair value. A financial asset’s or liability’s classification within the hierarchy is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis (at March 31, 2014):

 

    Quotes Prices     Significant     Significant  
    in Active     Other Observable     Unobservable  
    Markets     Inputs     Inputs  
    (Level 1)     (Level 2)     (Level 3)  
Warrant Liability     -       -       27,160  
Interest Rate Swap Derivative Liability     -       157       -  

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The carrying amounts of the Company’s financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and advances from customers approximate their fair value due to their relatively short-term maturities. The Company bases its fair value estimate for long term debt obligations on its internal valuation that all debt is floating rate debt based on current interest rates in Colombia.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 9. Segment and Geographic Information

 

The Company operates a single segment business for product sales which consists of geographical sales territories as follows:

 

    Three months ended March 31,  
    2014     2013  
Colombia   $ 20,955     $ 22,962  
United States     21,867       12,379  
Panama     4,415       3,268  
Other     604       1,022  
    $ 47,841     $ 39,631  

 

Note 10. Warrant Liability

 

The fair value of the warrant liability was determined by the Company using the Binomial Lattice pricing model. This model is dependent upon several variables such as the instrument’s expected term, expected strike price, expected risk-free interest rate over the expected instrument term, the expected dividend yield rate over the expected instrument term and the expected volatility of the Company’s stock price over the expected term. The expected term represents the period of time that the instruments granted are expected to be outstanding. The expected strike price is based upon a weighted average probability analysis of the strike price changes expected during the term as a result of the down round protection. The risk-free rates are based on U.S. Treasury securities with similar maturities as the expected terms of the options at the date of valuation. Expected dividend yield is based on historical trends. The Company measures volatility using a blended weighted average of the volatility rates for a number of similar publicly-traded companies. The inputs to the model were as follows:

 

    March 31, 2014     December 31, 2013  
             
Stock Price   $ 10.55     $ 8.55  
Dividend Yield     N/A       N/A  
Risk-free rate     0.90 %     0.78 %
Expected Term     2.77       2.97  
Expected Volatility     44.74       44.69  

 

The table below provides a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances for the warrant liability measured using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3):

 

Balance - December 31, 2013   $ 18,280  
Fair value adjustment     8,880  
Balance - March 31, 2014   $ 27,160  

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Note 11. Related Parties

 

The Company’s major related party entities are: ESW LLC, a Florida LLC partially owned by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, VS, an importer and installer based in Panama owned by related party family members, and Union Temporal ESW (“UT ESW”), a temporary contractual joint venture under Colombian law with Ventanar S. A. managed by related parties that expires at the end of its applicable contracts.

 

The following is a summary of assets, liabilities, and income and expense transactions with all related parties, shareholders, directors and managers:

 

    March 31     December 31  
Assets   2014     2013  
Due from ESW LLC   $ 13,357     $ 11,823  
Due from VS     555       2,690  
Due from UT ESW     3,331       3,199  
Due from other related parties     1,750       1,346  
    $ 18,993     $ 19,058  

 

    Three month periods ended March 31,  
    2014     2013  
Revenues                
Sales to ESW LLC   $ 8,513     $ 4,309  
Sales to VS     39       12  
Sales to UT ESW     66       3,738  
      8,618       8,059  
                 
Expenses                
Fees paid to directors and officers   $ -     $ 117  
Payments to other related parties*     -       89  

 

*Payments to other related parties in 2013 consists of donations to Fundación Tecnoglass.

 

In 2013, the Company guaranteed a bank loan for $519 to related party A Construir S.A. in order to purchase raw materials and accelerate completion of a warehouse for Tecnoglass. At the December 31, 2013 the guarantee was in good standing and no liabilities have been recorded. At completion of the warehouse in February 2014, the loan was repaid in full and the guarantee was canceled.

 

In 2013, the Company guaranteed a loan for $163 used to develop a lot adjacent to the Alutions plant into a related party fuel service station Santa Maria del Mar S.A. At the March 31, 2014 the guarantee was in good standing and no liabilities have been recorded, and the Company was in the process of restructuring the guarantee to exclude the involvement of Tecnoglass, S.A., as required by the merger agreement.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

On April 16, 2014 the Company guaranteed approximately $300 of bank loans for the Company’s Foundation. The guarantee is in good standing and no liabilities have been recorded.

 

Note 12. Note Payable to Shareholder

 

From September 5, 2013 to November 7, 2013 A. Lorne Weil loaned the Company $150 of which $70 was paid at closing of the merger and $80 remained unpaid as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013.

 

Note 13. Derivative Financial Instruments

 

In 2012, the Company entered into two interest rate swap (IRS) contracts as economic hedges against interest rate risk through 2017, and two currency forward contracts as economic hedges against foreign currency rate risk on U.S. dollar loans. The currency forwards expired in January 2014. Hedge accounting treatment per guidance in ASC 815-10 and related Subsections was not pursued at inception of the contracts. The derivative contracts are recorded on the balance sheet as liabilities as of March 31, 2014 at an aggregate fair value of $157. Changes in the fair value of the derivatives are recorded in current earnings.

 

Note 14. Commitments and Contingencies

 

Guarantees

 

In 2013, the Company guaranteed a $3,633 bank loan for Construimos y Señalizamos S.A. The borrowed funds were deposited with ES to ensure enough resources for large projects that could potentially require significant uses of cash by the Company. At the March 31, 2014, the guarantee was in good standing and no liabilities are recorded. The funds were repaid to the bank on April 1, 2014. In conjunction with such, the guarantee was released.

 

Guarantees on behalf of or from related parties are disclosed in Note 11 - Related Parties

 

Legal Matters

 

Tecnoglass S.A. and Tecnoglass USA, Inc., a related party, are named in a civil action for wrongful death, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress arising out of a workplace accident where a crate of glass fell and fatally crushed a worker during the unloading process. TG denies liability and intends to rigorously defend the claim in court. TG’s insurance carrier is providing coverage to TG under a $3.0 million wasting policy, which means that the attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred during the defense of the claim reduce the amount of coverage available. TG’s U.S. counsel believe that the claimants’ initial request of $6.0 million in negotiations is without merit or substance. Based on pre-trial settlement negotiations, TG’s U.S. counsel believe that the claimants will settle for substantially less than the $3.0 million policy coverage, and uninsured losses in excess of the policy are unlikely. The case is scheduled for the trial calendar in Miami-Dade County beginning September 15, 2014. TG’s counsel believes that an uninsured loss to the Company above the coverage limits is unlikely and immaterial.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Tecnoglass S.A. is also a named defendant in in the matter of Diplomat Properties, Limited Partnership as assignee of Shower Concepts, Inc. v. Tecnoglass Colombia, S.A. in the 17 th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida. Plaintiff Diplomat Properties, Limited (“Diplomat”) has asserted a claim for indemnification against TG and Tecnoglass USA, Inc. The claim arises from the supplying of glass shower doors to a hotel/spa in Broward County, Florida. Specifically, in 2006, Diplomat commenced arbitration against Shower Concepts, Inc. seeking damages for breach of contract due to fractures in the installed glass shower doors. Diplomat initiated a complaint asserting various claims which were dismissed with prejudice. The only remaining claim against the Tecnoglass entities is common law indemnification. TG denies liability and asserts that Shower Concepts was at fault and that as a joint tort feasor, it cannot sue for indemnity. A trial date has not yet been set for this case. TG’s counsel believes that a liability in this claim is unlikely and immaterial.

 

General Legal Matters

 

From time to time, the Company is involved in legal matters arising in the ordinary course of business. While management believes that such matters are currently not material, there can be no assurance that matters arising in the ordinary course of business for which the Company is, or could be, involved in litigation, will not have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition or results of operations.

 

Note 15. Subsequent Events

 

The Company has evaluated events that occurred subsequent to March 31, 2014 and through the date the financial statements were available to be issued. Management concluded that no additional subsequent events required disclosure other than those disclosed in these financial statements.

 

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

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “continue,” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings. References to “we”, “us” or “our” are to Tecnoglass Inc. (formerly Andina Acquisition Corporation), except where the context requires otherwise. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere in this report.

 

Overview

 

The Company is a holding company operating through its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries: TG, which manufactures, transforms, markets and exports a variety of glass products since 1994 and established the Alutions plant in 2007 for aluminum products, and ES, a leader in the production of high-end windows and architectural glass systems. We have more than 30 years’ experience in the glass and aluminum structure assembly market in Colombia.

 

The Company manufactures hi-specification, architectural glass and windows for the global residential and commercial construction industries. Currently the Company offers design, production, marketing, and installation of architectural systems for buildings of high, medium and low elevation size. Products include windows and doors in glass and aluminum, office partitions and interior divisions, floating façades and commercial window showcases. The Company sells to more than 800 customers in North, Central and South America, and exports almost half of its production to foreign countries.

 

In Panama, ES sells products primarily to companies participating in large construction projects in the higher income areas of the city. ES products were supplied in the Soho Plaza, a complex of a shopping mall and two skyscrapers which brought in approximately $18 million in revenues to the Company since the inception of the contract in 2012.

 

TG sells to its customers using several sales teams based out of Colombia to specifically target regional markets in South, Central and North America. In addition, TG has approximately ten free-lance sales representatives based in North America.

 

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ES sells its products through four sales teams based out of Colombia, Peru, Panama and the US. The Colombia sales team is the largest sales group and has deep contacts throughout the construction industry, and markets ES’s products and installation services. The sales team in Peru is responsible for sales in South America excluding Colombia. Sales forces in Panama and the US are not through subsidiaries but arms-length agreements with sales representatives.

 

Liquidity

 

As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $23.8 million and $6.5 million, respectively. The significant change is due to the receipt in January 2014 of approximately $22.5 million proceeds from the reverse merger and stock subscription agreement in December 2013.

 

The Company expects that cash flow from operations, proceeds from borrowings under the Company’s lines of credit, and the proceeds from the merger will be its primary sources of liquidity and will be sufficient to fund the Company’s cash requirements for the next twelve months.

 

On March 5, 2014, the Company entered into a subscription agreement with an affiliate of A. Lorne Weil, the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, pursuant to which such affiliate agreed to purchase an aggregate of 95,693 ordinary shares of the Company for $1.0 million, or approximately $10.45 per share, representing a slight premium to the closing price of the ordinary shares immediately prior to the execution of the subscription agreement. The transaction closed on March 14, 2014.

 

Additionally, the Company could receive up to $90.2 million from the exercise of warrants and unit purchase options comprised of: up to $40 million upon the exercise of all of the insider warrants and working capital warrants, up to $9.4 million upon the exercise of the unit purchase options, up to $7.2 million upon the exercise of the warrants underlying such unit purchase options and up to $33.6 million upon the exercise of the warrants issued in the Company’s IPO. Any amounts received from such exercises will be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

 

Capital Resources

 

New technology investments

 

Between the quarters ended in March 31, 2013 and 2014 the company made significant capital expenditures of approximately $17.5 million. This included the creation of a complete jumbo glass production line that includes washing, tempering, laminating, insulating, silk screening and cutting of glass pieces of up to three meters by six meters. In addition, four new state of the art glass tempering ovens were purchased which increased the plant efficiency and the quality of the finished products.

 

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Land purchase

 

As of May 2014, the Company had closed on its contract executed in 2013 for the purchase of land adjacent to the Company’s current facilities for $7.3 million. This brings the Company’s total manufacturing facilities to approximately 2.3 million square feet.

 

The Company transforms glass and aluminum which requires significant investments in state of the art technology. In the twelve month period ended March 31, 2014, the Company made investments primarily in building and construction, and machinery and equipment in the amount of $23.2 million of which $1.2 million occurred during the three month period ended March 31, 2014

 

Results of Operations

 

    For the three months ended March 31  
    2014     2013  
Net operating revenues   $ 47,841     $ 39,631  
Cost of sales     33,245       27,718  
Operating expenses, net     6,739       6,991  
Operating income     7,857       4,922  
Non-operating revenues, net     1,286       879  
Interest Expense     1,973       1,669  
Change in fair value of warrant liability     (8,880 )     -  
Income tax provision     2,971       1,631  
Net income (loss)   $ (4,681 )   $ 2,501  

 

Comparison of quarterly periods ended March 31, 2014 and March 31, 2013

 

The Company’s net operating revenues increased $8.2 million or 20.7% from $39.6 million to $47.8 million for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014 compared the quarterly period ended March 31, 2013.

 

Sales in the U.S. market for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014 increased $9.4 million or 76.7% when compared to the quarterly period ended March 31, 2013. The Company recorded increased sales outside of its traditional base in the South Florida region and is now selling in several major cities including Washington. Baltimore, San Francisco and New York on the basis of timely delivery, competitive prices, and high quality. Sales in the Colombian market, with a significant participation of long-term contracts priced in local currency, presented a $2.0 million decline or 8.7% for the quarters ended March 31, 2014 compared to the same period of 2013 as an effect of currency translation adjustments. In terms of local currency sales in Colombia grew by 3.2%, offset by a decline in the exchange rates used for translating sales in Colombian pesos, into U.S. dollars, the reporting currency. Sales to Panama grew by $1.1 million, or 35% from the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014.

 

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Sales margins increased slightly from 30.0 % to 30.5% in the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2013 and 2014 Costs of sales increased $5.5 million in the quarters ended March 31, 2014 and 2013. Purchase of raw materials grew by $4.2 million, or 25.8%, in direct relation with the increase in sales. The cost of direct labor decreased $0.2 million .Indirect costs of manufacturing grew $1.5 million or 17%. The increase in indirect cost of manufacturing is below the growth level for sales since many of these are fixed costs. Increases were mostly experienced in purchases of natural gas because of increased price and shipping charges.

 

Selling and Administrative Expenses declined 3.6% from $7.0 million to $6.7 million, or in the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014 when compared to the quarterly period ended March 31, 2013. The decrease was the result of decreases in sales commissions resulting from new sales arrangements in key markets, partially offset by modest increases in personnel costs driven by the growth in the Company’s operations, significant expenses resulting from the Company becoming a publicly traded Company and favorable exchange rates used in translating expenses to U.S. dollars, the reporting currency.

 

An extraordinary non-cash, non-operating loss of $8.9 million arose from the increase in the fair value of the warrant liability in the three month period ended March 31, 2014 relative to its fair value at December 31, 2013. There was no comparable warrant liability at March 31, 2013 as this derivative obligation was included in the results of operations of the Company since the date of the merger December 20, 2013 forward. The fair value of the warrants liability changes in response to market factors not directly controlled by the Company such as the market price of the Company’s shares and the volatility index of comparable companies. There are no income tax effects as the Company is registered in the Cayman Islands. See the footnotes to the financial statements.

 

As a result of the foregoing, the Company recorded a net loss for the three month period ended March 31 2014 of $4.9 million ($0.20 per diluted share), compared to $2.5 million net income ($0.12 per diluted share) in the three month period ended March 31, 2013.

 

During the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, $11.1 million and less than $0.1 million were generated and used from operations. The principal sources of cash from operating activities was the receipt of $22.5 million of proceeds in January from the merger and subscription agreements executed in December 2013. Major uses of cash for operating activities are as follows:

 

    Three months ended  
In millions   March 31,
2014
    March 31,
2013
 
Payments to Suppliers   $ 17.4       15.9  
Payments to Employees     6.3       5.9  
Interest     1.4       1.1  
Taxes     -       -  

 

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Increases in payments to suppliers and employees are directly related to increases in cost of materials and direct labor in line with the increase of sales.

 

Major differences between our net income and cash provided by operating activities are primarily depreciation, along with the timing differences between when we recognize revenues (principally contract and export sales) and expenses (customer advances) and when those revenues and expenses are collected or paid.

 

Cash generated from financing activities was $7.6 million and $10.5 million during the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, primarily proceeds and repayments of bank loans and credit lines.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

None

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

None

 

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as that term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the framework in

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive and accounting officer or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes policies and procedures that: (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company, (ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company, and (iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Management’s evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting identified material weaknesses resulting from design and operating deficiencies in the internal control system. A “material weakness” is defined as a significant deficiency or combination of significant deficiencies, that results in more than a remote likelihood that a material misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected. A “significant deficiency” is defined as a control deficiency, or combination of control deficiencies, that adversely affects the Company’s ability to initiate, authorize, record, process, or report external financial data reliably in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles such that there is more than a remote likelihood that a misstatement of the Company’s annual or interim financial statements that is more than inconsequential will not be prevented or detected.

 

Management identified the following material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2014.

 

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Entity-Level Control - We have not established effective internal controls for the timely identification of significant, non-routine, unusual, or complex events or transactions, inclusive of significant related party transactions and for policies related to management evaluation of certain accounting estimates.

 

Financial Closing and Reporting Process - We have not established adequate policies and procedures related to accounting and closing practices for interim and annual financial reporting, including sufficient knowledge required for accounting and financial reporting per the requirements of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States as well as periodic filing requirements with the SEC.

 

Revenue Accounting - We have not developed adequate internal controls over revenue recognition related to fixed price contract revenue in accordance with the percentage completion method.

 

Management’s Plan to Remediate Material Weaknesses

 

Management will be taking the following steps to remediate the remaining material weaknesses as follows:

 

§ Hiring a sufficient number of full-time personnel with the requisite background, education and experience in our finance department;

 

§ Implementing more stringent policies and procedures regarding revenue accounting and oversight of contractual arrangements;

 

§ Conducting formal revenue recognition training sessions for key accounting and sales personnel;

 

§ Implementing formal procedures for the consistent processing of and accounting for fixed asset transactions, including a formal review process;

 

§ Implementing formal procedures for estimating valuation allowances for inventory, including a formal review process;

 

§ Implementing a standard financial statement reporting process, such as an accounting and close check-list, and a formal reporting package, to be used by all departments in order for them to report information accurately, timely and in a standard format to our finance department;

 

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§ Improving the documentation, communication, and periodic review of our accounting policies throughout our domestic and international locations for consistency with general accepted accounting principles;

 

§ Implementing a formalized accounting policy that addresses the appropriate procedures for significant, non-routine, unusual, or complex events or transactions;

 

§ Increased management oversight by creating a new Disclosure Committee comprised of senior managers with responsibility for responding to issues raised during the financial reporting process;

 

§ Improving the interim and annual review and reconciliation process for certain key balance sheet accounts;

 

§ Enhancing the training and education for our international finance and accounting personnel and new hires to our finance team;

 

§ Automating certain key internal controls that are currently performed manually.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q 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

 

Tecnoglass S.A. and Tecnoglass USA, Inc., a related party, are named in a civil action for wrongful death, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress arising out of a workplace accident where a crate of glass fell and fatally crushed a worker during the unloading process. TG denies liability and intends to rigorously defend the claim in court. TG’s insurance carrier is providing coverage to TG under a $3.0 million wasting policy, which means that the attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred during the defense of the claim reduce the amount of coverage available. TG’s U.S. counsel believe that the claimants’ initial request of $6.0 million in negotiations is without merit or substance. Based on pre-trial settlement negotiations, TG’s U.S. counsel believe that the claimants will settle for substantially less than the $3.0 million policy coverage, and uninsured losses in excess of the policy are unlikely. The case is scheduled for the trial calendar in Miami-Dade County beginning September 15, 2014. TG’s counsel believes that an uninsured loss to the Company above the coverage limits is unlikely and immaterial.

 

Tecnoglass S.A. is also a named defendant in in the matter of Diplomat Properties, Limited Partnership as assignee of Shower Concepts, Inc. v. Tecnoglass Colombia, S.A. in the 17 th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida. Plaintiff Diplomat Properties, Limited (“Diplomat”) has asserted a claim for indemnification against TG and Tecnoglass USA, Inc. The claim arises from the supplying of glass shower doors to a hotel/spa in Broward County, Florida. Specifically, in 2006, Diplomat commenced arbitration against Shower Concepts, Inc. seeking damages for breach of contract due to fractures in the installed glass shower doors. Diplomat initiated a complaint asserting various claims which were dismissed with prejudice. The only remaining claim against the Tecnoglass entities is common law indemnification. TG denies liability and asserts that Shower Concepts was at fault and that as a joint tort feasor, it cannot sue for indemnity. A trial date has not yet been set for this case. TG’s counsel believes that a liability in this claim is unlikely and immaterial.

 

General Legal Matters

 

From time to time, the Company is involved in legal matters arising in the ordinary course of business. While management believes that such matters are currently not material, there can be no assurance that matters arising in the ordinary course of business for which the Company is, or could be, involved in litigation, will not have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition or results of operations.

 

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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 6. Exhibits

   

Exhibit No.   Description
     
10.1   Subscription Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 filed with the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 6, 2014)
     
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32   Certification of Chief Executive Officers pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
101   Financial statements from the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Tecnoglass Inc. for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, formatted in XBRL: (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity, (iv) Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows and (v) Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, as blocks of text and in detail.
     
101.INS    XBRL Instance Document
     
101.SCH    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.CAL    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.DEF    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
     
101.LAB    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
     
101.PRE    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  TECNOGLASS INC.
   
  By: /s/ Jose M. Daes
    Jose M. Daes
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal executive officer)
     
  By: /s/ Joaquin Fernandez
    Joaquin Fernandez
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal financial and accounting officer)
     
Date: May 15, 2014    

  

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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Jose M. Daes, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Tecnoglass Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a 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)) for the registrant 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 my supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared; and

 

b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under my 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; and

 

c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report my 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: May 15, 2014

 

  /s/ Jose M. Daes  
  Jose M. Daes  
  Chief Executive Officer  

 

 

 

E XHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Joaquin Fernandez, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Tecnoglass Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a 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)) for the registrant 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 my supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared; and

 

c) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under my 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; and

 

d) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report my 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

 

e) 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):

 

f) 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

 

g) 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: May 15, 2014 

  /s/ Joaquin Fernandez  
  Joaquin Fernandez  
  Chief Financial Officer
(Principal financial and accounting officer)

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 32

 

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 of Tecnoglass Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q, for the period ended March 31, 2014 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), the undersigned, in the capacities and on the date indicated below, hereby certifies pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 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 operation of the Company.

 

Dated: May 15, 2014

 

  By: /s/ Jose M. Daes
    Jose M. Daes
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal executive officer)
     
  By: /s/ Joaquin Fernandez
    Joaquin Fernandez
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal financial and accounting officer)