Tecnoglass Inc.
Tecnoglass Inc. (Form: 10-Q, Received: 08/05/2016 06:12:59)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(MARK ONE)

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2016

 

[  ] 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   98-1271120
(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: 27,916,071 ordinary shares as of June 30, 2016.

 

 

 

 
 

 

TECNOGLASS INC.

 

FORM 10-Q FOR THE PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2016

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
Part I. Financial Information  
  Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited) 3
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 3
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income 4
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows 5
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity

6
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 7
     
  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 19
     
  Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 24
     
  Item 4. Controls and Procedures 24
Part II. Other Information  
 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

24
     
  Item 6. Exhibits 25
Signatures 26

 

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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)

 

    June 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
ASSETS                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 29,535     $ 18,496  
Investments     26,860       1,470  
Trade accounts receivable, net     72,862       52,515  
Due from related parties     36,953       28,073  
Inventories     59,296       46,011  
Other current assets     25,436       20,814  
Total current assets   $ 250,942     $ 167,379  
                 
Long term assets:                
Property, plant and equipment, net   $ 157,422     $ 135,974  
Long term receivables from related parties     1,688       2,536  
Other long term assets     11,001       10,310  
Total long term assets     170,111       148,820  
Total assets   $ 421,053     $ 316,199  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
Short-term debt and current portion of long term debt   $ 69,961     $ 16,921  
Note payable to shareholder     79       79  
Trade accounts payable     59,452       39,142  
Due to related parties     1,991       1,283  
Current portion of customer advances on uncompleted contracts     11,646       11,841  
Earnout Share Liability     15,429       13,740  
Warrant liability     18,378       31,213  
Other current liabilities     18,559       22,530  
Total current liabilities   $ 195,495     $ 136,749  
                 
Long term liabilities:                
Earnout Share Liability   $ -     $ 20,414  
Customer advances on uncompleted contracts     6,299       4,404  
Long term debt     140,925       121,493  
Total Long Term Liabilities     147,224       146,311  
Total liabilities   $ 342,719     $ 283,060  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                
                 
Shareholders’ equity                
Preferred shares, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 respectively   $ -     $ -  
Ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 27,916,071 and 26,895,636 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively     3       3  
Legal Reserves     1,367       1,367  
Additional paid-in capital     57,511       45,584  
Retained earnings     45,391       17,354  
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)     (25,938 )     (31,169 )
Total shareholders’ equity     78,334       33,139  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 421,053     $ 316,199  

 

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

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Other Comprehensive Income

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

    Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Operating revenues:                                
External customers   $ 63,408     $ 45,830     $ 109,671     $ 83,930  
Related parties     14,105       12,223       28,745       26,166  
Total operating revenues     77,513       58,053       138,416       110,096  
Cost of sales     51,048       37,179       88,742       70,612  
Gross Profit     26,465       20,874       49,674       39,484  
                                 
Operating expenses     (13,996 )     (11,566 )     (25,713 )     (22,174 )
                                 
Operating income     12,469       9,308       23,961       17,310  
                                 

Gain (Loss) on change in fair value of earnout shares liability

    3,330       (9,653 )     7,034       (7,672 )
Gain (Loss) on change in fair value of warrant liability     6,687       (16,391 )     12,598       (11,313 )
Non-operating income (loss), net     (56 )     1,417       (732 )     5,142  
Interest expense     (4,242 )     (2,050 )     (7,366 )     (4,202 )
                                 
Income (Loss) before taxes     18,188       (17,369 )     35,495       (735 )
                                 
Income tax provision     3,815       3,631       7,458       8,403  
                                 
Net income (loss)   $ 14,373     $ (21,000 )   $ 28,037     $ (9,138 )
                                 

Comprehensive income (loss):

                               

Net income (loss)

  $ 14,373     $ (21,000 )   $ 28,037     $ (9,138 )
                                 
Foreign currency translation adjustments     3,489       (410 )     5,231       (5,577 )
                                 

Total comprehensive income (loss)

  $ 17,862     $ (21,410 )   $ 33,268     $ (14,715 )
                                 
Basic income (loss) per share   $ 0.53     $ (0.84 )   $ 1.04     $ (0.37 )
                                 
Diluted income (loss) per share   $ 0.47     $ (0.84 )   $ 0.91     $ (0.37 )
                                 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding     27,234,664       25,147,286       27,071,931       24,975,165  
                                 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     30,744,863       25,147,286       30,757,310       24,975,165  

 

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

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2016     2015  
             
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                
Net income (loss)   $ 28,037     $ (9,138 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                

Provision for bad debt

    -       428  
Provision for obsolete inventories     -       (281 )

Director share-based compensation

   

166

      -  
Depreciation and amortization     6,920       5,246  
Change in fair value of investments     (27 )     -  
Change in fair value of derivative liability     (19 )     (42 )
Change in fair value of warrant liability     (12,598 )     11,313  
Change in fair value of earnout share liability     (7,034 )     7,672  
Deferred income taxes     (204 )     (854 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Trade accounts receivable     (15,087 )     (12,894 )
Inventories     (8,887 )     (13,721 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     816       198  
Other assets     (5,546 )     (4,297 )
Trade accounts payable     16,043       12,685  
Customer advances on uncompleted contracts     373       8,254  
Related parties     (4,839 )     (2,740 )
Other current liabilities     (5,487 )     5,418  
CASH (USED) PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES     (7,373 )     7,247  
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES                
Proceeds from sale of investments     417       435  
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment     -       34  
Purchase of investments     (22,765 )     (1,148 )
Acquisition of property and equipment     (5,113 )     (15,188 )
CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES     (27,461 )     (15,867 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES                
Proceeds from debt     156,200       57,462  
Repayments of debt     (109,993 )     (49,093 )
CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES     46,207       8,369  
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (334 )     339  
                 
NET INCREASE IN CASH     11,039       88  
Cash and equivalents - Beginning of period     18,496       15,930  
Cash and equivalents - End of period   $ 29,535     $ 16,018  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION                
Cash paid during the period for:                
Interest   $ 4,063     $ 3,239  
Taxes   $ 13,677     $ 7,188  
                 
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Assets acquired under capital lease and debt   $ 11,438     $ 20,180  

 

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

 

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Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity

For the six months ended June 30, 2016

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

 

    Ordinary Shares, $0.0001
Par Value
    Additional Paid in     Legal     Retained     Accumulated Other Comprehensive     Total Shareholders’  
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Reserve     Earnings     Loss     Equity  
                                           
Balance at December 31, 2015     26,895,636       3       45,583       1,367       17,354       (31,169 )     33,139  
                                                         
Issuance of common stock     1,000,000       -       11,690       -       -       -       11,690  
                                                         
Exercise of warrants     20,435       -       238       -       -       -       238  
                                                         
Exercise of Unit Purchase Options     -       -       -       -       -       -       -  
                                                         
Foreign currency translation     -       -       -       -       -       5,231       5,231  
                                                         
Net income     -       -       -       -       28,037       -       28,037  
                                                         
Balance at June 30, 2016     27,916,071       3       57,511       1,367       45,391       (25,938 )     78,334  

 

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

 

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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. General

 

Business Description

 

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 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 ultimate parent of Tecnoglass S.A. (“TG”) and C.I. Energía Solar S.A. ES. Windows (“ES”). The surviving entity was renamed Tecnoglass Inc. The Merger transaction was accounted for as a reverse merger and recapitalization where Tecnoglass Holding was the acquirer and TGI was the acquired company. Accordingly, the business of Tecnoglass Holding and its subsidiaries became our business. We are now a holding company operating through our direct and indirect subsidiaries.

 

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 more than 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.

 

ES designs, manufactures, markets and installs 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.

 

In 2014, the Company established two Florida limited liability companies, Tecnoglass LLC (“Tecno LLC”) and Tecnoglass RE LLC (“Tecno RE”) to acquire manufacturing facilities, manufacturing machinery and equipment, customer lists and exclusive design permits.

 

Basis of Presentation and Use of Estimates

 

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 Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim reporting purposes. 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, 2015. The year-end condensed balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by US GAAP.

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the consolidated results of TGI, its indirect wholly owned subsidiaries TG and ES, and its direct subsidiaries Tecno LLC and Tecno RE. Material intercompany accounts, transactions and profits are eliminated in consolidation.

 

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. Estimates inherent in the preparation of these, 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, earnout shares, investments and other derivative financial instruments. 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, except for earnout share liability and warrant liability further discussed below in this note and Notes 11 and 12, respectively. These financial statements reflect all adjustments that in the opinion of management are necessary for a fair statement of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the period presented, and are of a normal, recurring nature.

 

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Note 2. Summary of significant accounting policies

 

Foreign Currency Translation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in U.S. Dollars, the reporting currency. Our foreign subsidiaries’ local currency is the Colombian Peso, which is also their functional currency as determined by the analysis of markets, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities, financing and cash flow indicators. As such, our subsidiaries’ assets and liabilities are translated at the exchange rate in effect at the balance sheet date, with equity being translated at the historical rates. Revenues and expenses of our foreign subsidiaries are translated at the average exchange rates for the period. The resulting cumulative foreign currency translation adjustments from this process are included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). Therefore, the U.S. Dollar value of these items in our financial statements fluctuates from period to period.

 

Also, exchange gains and losses arising from transactions denominated in a currency other than the functional currency are included in the condensed consolidated statement of operations as foreign exchange gains and losses within non-operating income, net.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

Our principal sources of revenue are derived from product sales of manufactured glass and aluminum products. Revenue is recognized when (i) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists in the form of a signed purchase order or contract, (ii) delivery has occurred per contracted terms, (iii) fees and prices are fixed and determinable, and (iv) collectability of the sale is reasonably assured. All revenue is recognized net of discounts, returns and allowances. Delivery to the customer is deemed to have occurred when the title is passed to the customer. 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.

 

Revenues from fixed price contracts, which amount to approximately 16% and 20% of the Company’s sales for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and 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 and installation of products, or completion of the contract. 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 estimated costs to complete. Provisions for estimated losses on uncompleted contracts are made in the period in which such losses are determined. Changes in contract performance and estimated profitability may result in revisions to costs and income and are recognized in the period in which the revisions are determined and have not had a material effect on the Company’s financial statements.

 

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. Interest incurred while acquired property is under construction and installation 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 operating expenses. Depreciation is computed on a straight-line basis, based on the following estimated useful lives:

 

Buildings   20 years
Machinery and equipment   10 years
Furniture and fixtures   10 years
Office equipment and software   5 years
Vehicles   5 years

 

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Earnout shares liability

 

In accordance with ASC 815 - Derivatives and hedging, the Company’s EBITDA/Ordinary Share Price Shares (“Earnout Shares”) are not considered indexed to the Company’s own stock and therefore are accounted for as a liability with fair value changes being recorded in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date and adjusted at each reporting period until released or until the expiration of the liability on December 31, 2016 under the governing agreement, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

When the earnout shares are released from the escrow account upon achievement of the conditions set forth in the earnout share agreement, the Company records the fair value of the released shares out of the earnout share liability and into common stock and additional paid-in capital within the shareholders equity section of the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet.

 

Warrant liability

 

The Company accounts for the warrants against its ordinary shares 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 the warrants are exercised by warrant holder or they expire, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

The Company determines the fair value of warrant liability at each reporting period using the Binomial Lattice options pricing model. In general, the inputs used are unobservable and the fair value measurement of the warrant liability is classified as a Level 3 measurement under guidance for fair value measurements hierarchy of categorization to reflect the level of judgment and observability of the inputs involved in estimating fair values. Refer to Note 12 for additional details about the Company’s warrants.

 

When the warrants are exercised for ordinary shares, the Company remeasures the fair value of the exercised warrants as of the date of exercise using the over-the-counter fair market value and records the change in fair value from the last reporting date to the date of exercise in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations. The fair value of the exercised warrants on the date of exercise is recorded as a charge to additional paid-in capital in shareholders’ equity.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company’s operations in Colombia are subject to the taxing jurisdiction of the Republic of Colombia. Tecnoglass LLC and Tecnoglass RE LLC are subject to the taxing jurisdiction of the United States. TGI and Tecnoglass Holding are subject to the taxing jurisdiction of the Cayman Islands.

 

The Company recognizes deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected impact of differences between the financial statements and tax bases of assets and liabilities and for the expected future tax benefit to be derived from tax losses and tax credit carry forwards if any.

 

The Company believes that its income tax positions and deductions used in its tax filings would be sustained on audit and does not anticipate any adjustments that would result in a material changes to its financial position.

 

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, earnout shares, 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 Company considered the dilutive effect of warrants to purchase ordinary shares, unit purchase options exercisable into ordinary shares, and shares issuable under the earnout agreement in the calculation of diluted income per share, which resulted in 3,510,199 and 3,685,379 shares of dilutive securities for the three and six-month period ended June 30, 2016, and 3,927,132 and 3,417,463 shares of dilutive securities for the three and six-month period ended June 30, 2015, which were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share as their inclusion would be antidilutive given the net loss in both periods of 2015.

 

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The following table sets forth the computation of the basic and diluted earnings per share for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2015:

 

    Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
                         
Net Income (Loss)   $ 14,373     $ (21,000 )   $ 28,037     $ (9,138 )
                                 
Denominator                                
Denominator for basic earnings per ordinary share - weighted average shares outstanding     27,234,664       25,147,286       27,071,931       24,975,165  
Effect of dilutive warrants and earnout shares     3,510,199       -       3,685,379       -  
Denominator for diluted earnings per ordinary share - weighted average shares outstanding     30,744,863       25,147,286       30,757,310       24,975,165  
                                 
Basic earnings per ordinary share   $ 0.53     $ (0.84 )   $ 1.04     $ (0.37 )
Diluted earnings per ordinary share   $ 0.47     $ (0.84 )   $ 0.91     $ (0.37 )

 

Product Warranties

 

The Company offers product warranties in connection with the sale and installation of its products that are competitive in the markets in which the products are sold. Standard warranties depend upon the product and service, and are generally from five to ten years for architectural glass, curtain wall, laminated and tempered glass, window and door products. Warranties are not priced or sold separately and do not provide the customer with services or coverages in addition to the assurance that the product complies with original agreed-upon specifications. Claims are settled by replacement of the warrantied products. The Company evaluated historical information regarding claims for replacements under warranties and concluded that the costs that the Company has incurred in relation to these warranties have not been material.

 

Non-Operating Income, net

 

The Company recognizes non-operating income from foreign currency transaction gains and losses, interest income on receivables, proceeds from sales of scrap materials and other activities not related to the Company’s operations. Foreign currency transaction gains and losses occur when monetary assets, liabilities, payments and receipts that are denominated in currencies other than the Company’s functional currency are recorded in the Colombian peso accounts of the Company in Colombia. The Company recorded a net loss of $2,266 due to foreign currency transactions during the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared with a net gain of $3,373 during the same period of 2015 as a result of fluctuations in the U.S. dollar to Colombian Peso exchange rate.

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

 

The Company classifies amounts billed to customers related to shipping and handling as product revenues. The Company records and presents shipping and handling costs in selling expenses. Shipping and handling costs for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 were $6,927 and $5,105, respectively.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-14, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers - Deferral of the Effective Date.” ASU 2015-14 defers the effective date of Update 2014-09 for all entities by one year. Early adoption is permitted. Below is the description of ASU 2014-09 which the Company is currently evaluating.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (ASU 2014-09). ASU 2014-09 provides guidance for revenue recognition and affects any entity that either enters into contracts with customers to transfer goods or services or enters into contracts for the transfer of nonfinancial assets and supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, “Revenue Recognition,” and most industry-specific guidance. The core principle of ASU 2014-09 is the recognition of revenue when a company transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 defines a five-step process to achieve this core principle and, in doing so, companies will need to use more judgment and make more estimates than under the current guidance. These may include identifying performance obligations in the contract, estimating the amount of variable consideration to include in the transaction price and allocating the transaction price to each separate performance obligation. ASU 2014-09 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods therein, using either of the following transition methods: (i) a full retrospective approach reflecting the application of the standard in each prior reporting period with the option to elect certain practical expedients, or (ii) a retrospective approach with the cumulative effect of initially adopting ASU 2014-09 recognized at the date of adoption (which includes additional footnote disclosures). The Company is currently evaluating the method and impact the adoption of ASU 2014-09 will have on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements and disclosures.

 

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In September 25, 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-16, “Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement-Period Adjustments”, that eliminates the requirement to restate prior period financial statements for measurement period adjustments. The new guidance requires that the cumulative impact of a measurement period adjustment (including the impact on prior periods) be recognized in the reporting period in which the adjustment is identified. Early adoption is permitted. The Company early adopted ASU 2015-16.

 

On February 25, 2016, the FASB released ASU 2016-02, “Leases - ASC 842”, completing its project to overhaul lease accounting under ASC 840. The new guidance requires the recognition of most leases on its balance sheet. Also, a modified retrospective transition will be required, although there are significant elective transition reliefs available for both lessors and lessees. This standard is effective for public companies in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is in the process of analyzing the new standard.

 

Note 3. - Investments

 

The Company’s investments are comprised of marketable securities and short term deposits amounting to $26,860 and $1,470 as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had a 180 day restricted term cash deposit for $25,000 resulting from a transaction made in February 2016, in which the Company entered into a Colombian Peso denominated credit facility for an equivalent amount of $25 million, and immediately placed it in a 180 day term cash deposit in U.S Dollars with the objective of hedging its monetary assets’ and liabilities’ foreign currency exposure risk. This facility will be repaid with the cash from the deposit upon maturity.

 

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Note 4. - Inventories, net

 

Inventories are comprised of the following:

 

    June 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
Raw materials   $ 45,332     $ 36,254  
Work in process     6,223       3,451  
Finished goods     3,188       2,875  
Stores and spares     4,319       3,190  
Packing material     234       241  
    $ 59,296     $ 46,011  

 

Note 5. Other Current Assets and Other Long Term Assets

 

Other current assets are comprised of the following:

 

    June 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts   $ 10,953     $ 9,868  
Prepaid Expenses     971       3,152  
Prepaid Taxes     11,594       6,069  
Advances and other receivables     1,918       1,725  
Other current assets   $ 25,436     $ 20,814  

 

Other long term assets are comprised of the following:

 

    June 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
Intangible assets   $ 1,625     $ 1,920  
Goodwill     1,330       1,330  
Deferred income taxes     384       640  
Income producing real estate investments     7,162       6,420  
Other assets     500       -  
Other long term assets   $ 11,001     $ 10,310  

 

Intangible assets are comprised of Miami-Dade County Notices of Acceptance (“NOAs”). The weighted average amortization period is 10 years.

 

Note 6. Property, Plant and Equipment, Net

 

Property, plant and equipment consist of the following:

 

    June 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
Building   $ 50,405     $ 41,804  
Machinery and equipment     123,286       105,000  
Office equipment and software     4,489       3,528  
Vehicles     1,693       1,402  
Furniture and fixtures     2,119       1,569  
Total property, plant and equipment     181,992       153,303  
Accumulated depreciation and amortization     (42,608 )     (33,018 )
Net value of property and equipment     139,384       120,285  
Land     18,038       15,689  
Total property, plant and equipment, net   $ 157,422     $ 135,974  

 

Depreciation and amortization expense, inclusive of capital lease amortization, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2016 amounted to $3,009 and $5,685, respectively, and $2,234 and $4,216 for the three and six months period of 2015.

 

Note 7. Debt

 

At June 30, 2016, the Company owed $210,886 under its various borrowing arrangements with several banks in Colombia, Panama, the United States and including obligations under various capital leases. The bank obligations have maturities ranging from six months to 15 years that bear interest at rates ranging from 3.9% to 18.8% and a weighted average of 8.4%. 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.

 

Tecnoglass’ wholly owned subsidiary, Tecno RE (“the Obligor”), obtained a $3,920 loan in December 2014 from TD Bank N.A (“the Bank”), for the acquisition of property and equipment from Glasswall LLC and for which ES Windows Inc., a Related Party, is guarantor.   The obligation requires the Obligor to be in compliance with certain administrative and financial covenants. As of June 30 2016, the “Minimum Debt Service Ratio” of 1.0:1.0 was not met as some non-recurring expenses were presented during the period of testing; nevertheless, the Obligor has obtained a waiver from the Bank through December 31, 2016 at which point the covenant will be tested again.

   

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The Company’s debt is comprised of the following:

 

    June 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
Revolving lines of credit   $ 11,229     $ 4,640  
Loans     173,610       107,692  
Capital Lease     26,047       26,082  
                 
Obligations under borrowing arrangements     210,886       138,414  
Less: Current portion of long-term debt and other current borrowings     69,961       16,921  
Long-term debt   $ 140,925     $ 121,493  

 

Maturities of long term debt and other current borrowings are as follows as of June 30, 2016:

 

2017   $ 69,961  
2018     11,819  
2019     13,352  
2020     19,758  
2021     27,318  
Thereafter     68,678  
Total   $ 210,886  

 

The Company had $13,609 and $8,524 of property, plant and equipment pledged to secure $ 96,742 and $48,056 under various lines of credit as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively.

 

On January 7, 2016, the Company entered into a $109.5 million, seven-year senior secured credit facility. Proceeds from the new facility were used to refinance $83.5 million of existing debt, with the remaining $26.0 million available to the Company for capital expenditures and working capital needs. Approximately $51.6 million of the new facility were used to refinance current borrowings into long term debt. The Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2015 reflects the effect of this refinance of the Company’s current portion of long term debt and other current borrowings into long term debt based on the Company’s intent as of that date. The new facility features two tranches, including one tranche denominated in USD representing 71% of the facility and another tranche denominated in Colombian Pesos (COP) representing the remaining 29%. Borrowings under the facility will bear interest at a weighted average interest rate of 7% for the first year, and thereafter at a rate of LIBOR plus 5.25% and DTF (Colombian index) plus 5.00% for the respective USD and COP denominated tranches. The Senior Secured Facility includes financial covenants that are tested twice each year as of June 30 and December 31.  As of June 30, 2016, the Company was in full compliance with its financial covenants.

 

In February 2016, the Company entered into a Colombian Peso denominated credit facility for an equivalent amount of $25 million, and immediately placed it in a 180 day term cash deposit in U.S Dollars with the objective of hedging its monetary assets’ and liabilities’ foreign currency exposure risk. This credit facility will be repaid with proceeds from said term deposit upon maturity in August of 2016, decreasing the investment account by US$25 million and the local denominated debt by the peso amount equivalent to the monetized dollars at the date of repayment.

    

Revolving Lines of Credit

 

The Company has approximately $2,488 available in two lines of credit under a revolving note arrangement as of June 30, 2016. The floating interest rates on the revolving notes are between DTF+4.2% and DTF+6.5%. DTF, the primary measure of interest rates in Colombia, was 6.9% and 5.2% as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. At June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, $11,229 and $4,640 were outstanding under these lines, respectively.

 

Proceeds from debt and repayments of debt for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 are as follows:

 

    June 30,  
    2016     2015  
Proceeds from debt   $   156, 200     $ 57,462  
Repayments of debt   $ (109,993 )   $ (49,093 )

 

Capital lease obligations

 

The Company acquired assets under capital leases and debt during the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 for $11,438 and $20,180, respectively.

 

The future minimum lease payments under all capital leases at June 30, 2016 are as follows:

 

2017     3,180  
2018     2,673  
2019     3,457  
2020     4,082  
2021     4,303  
Thereafter     8,352  
Total     26,047  

 

Interest expense for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 was $7,366 and $4,202, respectively.

 

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Note 8. Income Taxes

 

The Company files income tax returns for TG and ES in the Republic of Colombia. Colombia’s Tax Statute was reformed in December 2014. A general corporate income Tax Rate applies at 25% and a CREE Tax based on taxable income applies at a rate of 9% to certain taxpayers including the Company. Prior to the reform, the CREE Tax would only apply up to tax years 2015. The reform makes the CREE tax rate of 9% permanent and an additional CREE Surtax will apply for the years 2015 through 2018 at varying rates.

 

The following table summarizes income tax rates under the tax reform law:

 

    2015     2016     2017     2018     2019  
Income Tax     25 %     25 %     25 %     25 %     25 %
CREE Tax     9 %     9 %     9 %     9 %     9 %
CREE Surtax     5 %     6 %     8 %     9 %     -  
Total Tax on Income     39 %     40 %     42 %     43 %     34 %

 

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

 

    Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Current income tax                                
Foreign   $ 4,406     $ 4,328     $ 7,662     $ 9,257  
Deferred income tax                                
Foreign     (591 )     (697 )     (204 )     (854 )
Total Provision for Income tax   $ 3,815     $ 3,631     $ 7,458     $ 8,403  
                                 
Effective tax rate     21.0 %     -20.9 %     21.0 %     -1,143.3 %

 

The Company’s effective tax rates for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 reflect the non-cash, non-deductible losses and non-taxable gains from changes in the fair values of the Company’s warrant and earnout shares liabilities in the table below:

 

    Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Change in fair value of warrant liability   $ 6,687     $ (16,391 )   $ 12,598     $ (11,313 )
Change in fair value of earnout shares liability     3,330       (9,653 )     7,034       (7,672 )
Total non-cash, nontaxable effects of changes in fair value of liabilities   $ 10,017     $ (26,044 )   $ 19,632     $ (18,985 )

 

In addition, the Company’s statutory tax rate increased from 39% in 2015 to 40% in 2016 because of the tax reform mentioned above.

 

Note 9. 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. The classification of a financial asset or liability within the hierarchy is determined by the lowest level inputs that are significant to the fair value measurement. Results of operations are impacted by the movement in the level 2 and 3 instruments on a periodic basis.

 

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis at June 30, 2016:

 

    Quotes Prices     Significant     Significant  
    in Active     Other Observable     Unobservable  
    Markets     Inputs     Inputs  
    (Level 1)     (Level 2)     (Level 3)  
Warrant Liability     -       -       18,378  
Earnout shares liability     -       -       15,429  
Interest Rate Swap Derivative Liability     -       25       -  
Marketable Equity Securities     498       -       -  
Short term investments             25,000       -  

 

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Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis at December 31, 2015:

 

    Quotes Prices     Significant     Significant  
    in Active     Other Observable     Unobservable  
    Markets     Inputs     Inputs  
    (Level 1)     (Level 2)     (Level 3)  
Warrant Liability     -       -       31,213  
Earnout shares liability     -       -       34,154  
Interest Rate Swap Derivative Liability     -       42       -  
Marketable Equity Securities     428       -       -  

 

As of December 31, 2015, financial instruments carried at amortized cost that do not approximate fair value consist of long-term debt. See Note 7 - Debt. The fair value of long term debt was calculated based on an analysis of future cash flows discounted with our weighted average cost of debt which is based on market rates, which are level 2 inputs. Other financial instruments such as accounts receivable have carrying values that approximate fair value as they are short-term in nature.

 

The following table summarizes the fair value and carrying amounts of our long term debt:

 

    June 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
Fair Value   $ 160,902     $ 138,347  
                 
Gross Carrying Value     143,344       121,493  
Deferred financing expense     (2,419 )     -  
Net Carrying Value   $ 140,925     $ 121,493  

 

Note 10. Segment and Geographic Information

 

The Company operates a single reportable segment business for product consisting of four geographical sales territories as follows:

 

    Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Colombia   $ 28,300     $ 21,869     $ 46,878     $ 39,251  
United States     45,474       33,344       82,640       65,022  
Panama     1,511       1,355       4,425       2,823  
Other     2,228       1,485       4,473       3,000  
Total Revenues   $ 77,513     $ 58,053     $ 138,416     $ 110,096  

 

Note 11. Earnout Share Liability

 

The earnout shares liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until the shares are released or until the expiration of the liability at December 31, 2016 under the governing agreement, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations. The earnout shares are expected to be released in up to ten business days from the date the Company files its Annual Report with the SEC.

 

The Company determines the fair value of the earnout share liability using a Monte Carlo simulation, which models future EBITDA and ordinary share stock prices during the earn-out period using the Geometric Brownian Motion. This model is dependent upon several variables such as the earnout share agreement’s expected term, expected risk-free interest rate over the expected term, the equity volatility of the Company’s stock price over the expected term, the asset volatility, and the Company’s forecasted EBITDA. The expected term represents the period of time that the earnout shares agreement is expected to be outstanding. The risk-free rates are based on U.S. Treasury securities with similar maturities as the expected term of the earnout share agreement at the date of valuation. 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 stock price, risk-free rate, expected term and volatility. In general, the inputs used are unobservable; therefore unless indicated otherwise, the earnout share liability is classified as Level 3 under guidance for fair value measurements hierarchy.

 

Out of the 3,000,000 earnout shares initially placed in escrow, 500,000 shares were released in April of 2015 upon achievement of the EBITDA target for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and 1,000,000 shares were released in June 2016 upon achievement of the EBITDA target for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

 

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

 

Balance – December 31, 2015   $ 34,154  
Fair value adjustment - three months ended March 31, 2016     (3,704 )
Balance – March 31, 2016     30,450  
Fair value adjustment of released earn out shares - three months ended June 30, 2016     (11,691 )
Fair value adjustment of outstanding earn out shares - three months ended June 30, 2016     (3,330 )
Balance – June 30, 2016   $ 15,429  

 

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The main variable that affected the change in fair value of the earnout share liability was the stock price which declined from $13.74 to $11.31 as of December 31, 2015 and June 30, 2016, respectively.

 

Note 12. 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:

 

The inputs to the model were as follows:

 

    June 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
             
Stock Price   $ 11.31     $ 13.74  
Dividend Yield*   $ 0.125     $ 0.125  
Risk-free rate     0.49 %     0.65 %
Expected Term     0.47       0.97  
Expected Volatility     35.68 %     37.69 %

 

*A quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share commencing in the third quarter of 2016 was assumed.

 

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, 2015   $ 31,213  

Adjustment to fair value of warrants exercised cashlessly

    (222 )

Adjustment to fair value of unexercised warrants

    (5,911 )
Balance – March 31, 2016     25,080  

Adjustment to fair value of warrants exercised cashlessly

    (15 )

Adjustment to fair value of unexercised warrants

    (6,687 )
Balance – June 30, 2016   $ 18,378  

 

The main variable that affected the change in fair value of the warrant liability was the stock price which declined from $13.74 to $11.31 as of December 31, 2015 and June 30, 2016, respectively.

 

The Company’s equity warrants are exercisable by the warrant holder in either of two modes: (i) by making a cash payment at the exercise price and receiving ordinary shares (“cash exercise”), or (ii) by applying a formula in the warrant agreement that is based on the market price of the shares on the NASDAQ market in order to receive ordinary shares for the warrant with no cash payment (“cashless exercise”).

 

When the warrants are exercised for ordinary shares, the Company re-measures the fair value of the exercised warrants as of the date of exercise using quoted prices on the OTC Pink Markets and records the change in fair value in the condensed consolidated statement of operations, and records the fair value of the exercised warrants as additional paid-in capital in the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet.

 

Of 2,483,839 aggregate warrants exercised since the merger in December 2013, warrant holders exercised 102,570 warrants for an equal number of shares on a cash basis, and 2,381,269 warrants for 1,019,669 ordinary shares on a cashless basis.

 

Note 13. Related Parties

 

The Company’s major related party entities are: ES Windows LLC (“ESW LLC”), a Florida limited liability company partially owned by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Ventanas Solar S.A. (“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.

 

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

 

    Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Revenues                                
Sales to ESW LLC   $ 12,645     $ 11,027     $ 24,314     $ 22,898  
Sales to VS     1,257       1,553       3,946       2,599  
Sales to other related parties     203       (357 )     485       669  
      14,105       12,223       28,745       26,166  
                                 
Expenses                                
Fees paid to directors and officers   $ 477     $ 388     $ 836     $ 777  
Payments to other related parties     720       396       1,433       865  

 

    June 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
Current Assets                
Due from ESW LLC   $ 24,778     $ 17,887  
Due from VS     8,913       6,895  
Due from other related parties     3,262       3,291  
    $ 36,953     $ 28,073  
                 
Long term payment agreement from VS   $ 1,688     $ 2,536  
                 
Liabilities                
Due to related parties   $ 1,991     $ 1,283  

 

Due from other related parties as of June 30, 2016 includes $568 due from Daesmo, and $503 from Consorcio Ventanar ESW - Boca Grande. Also included within due from other related parties is a loan to Finsocial, a company that makes loans to public school system teachers with balances of $276 and $256 as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. Related party receivables continue to be paid as per the contractual agreements currently in place.

 

Payments to other related parties during the six-month period ended June 30, 2016 include charitable contributions to the Company’s foundation for $696 and sales commissions for $416.

 

During 2015 and 2014, the Company and VS executed a short-term payment agreement and a three-year payment agreement that were mainly created to fund working capital to VS due the timing difference between the collections from VS’s customers. The interest rate of these payment agreements are Libor + 4.7% paid semiannually and Libor +6.5% paid monthly for the short-term agreement and the three-year agreement, respectively. The Company and VS subsequently normalized the short term agreement to pay the totality of the obligation by December of 2016.

 

In December 2014, ESW LLC, a related party, guaranteed a mortgage loan for $3,920 for the acquisition of real properties in Miami-Dade County, Florida by Tecnoglass RE LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

 

Analysis of Variable Interest Entities

 

The Company conducted an evaluation as a reporting entity of its involvement with certain significant related party business entities as of June 30, 2016 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 the purpose for which these entities were created and the nature of the risks in the entities as required by the guidance under ASC 810-10-25 - Consolidation and related Subsections.

 

From all the entities analyzed, only two entities, ESW LLC and VS, resulted in having variable interests. However, as of the date of the initial evaluation and for the six months ended June 30, 2016, the Company concluded that both entities are not deemed VIEs and as such these entities should not be consolidated within the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Note 14. 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 $79 remained unpaid as of June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015.

 

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Note 15. Derivative Financial Instruments

 

In 2012, the Company entered into two interest rate swap contracts as economic hedges against interest rate risk through 2017. 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 June 30, 2016 at an aggregate fair value of $25. Changes in the fair value of the derivatives are recorded in current earnings.

 

Note 16. Commitments and Contingencies

 

Guarantees

 

Guarantees on behalf of, or from related parties are disclosed in Note 13 - Related Parties.

 

Legal Matters

 

C.I. Energia Solar S.A. filed a lawsuit against Bagatelos Arch Glass in Colombia in March 2, 2016 and also filed a lawsuit against Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems, Inc (“Bagatelos”) in California. The Company’s claim arises from Bagatelos refusing to pay outstanding accounts with the Company alleging mounting damages in Company products that render them outside the terms of sale. The law suit was first filed in Colombia where the court is likely to have jurisdiction since Bagatelos travelled to the factory and inspected the products and fabrication. It is likely that a court in California shall recognize a foreign-country judgment and it is highly likely that the lawsuit filed in California will be placed on temporary hold until a final resolution in the Colombian lawsuit has been completed. Based on a payment order by Colombian authorities in addition to a lien imposed on Bagatelos pending international processing, management and ES’ counsel believes that court is likely to rule in favor of the Company and the Company will be able to recover the outstanding amount of $2,021 from Bagatelos.

 

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 17. Subsequent Events

 

In the first week of July 2016, the Company paid $10.5 million to acquire a lot adjacent to the Company’s facilities to expand the Company’s manufacturing facilities. During the last week of July, the Company obtained a short term $10 million working capital facility to address seasonal income tax payments and growth related working capital needs. This facility has an original term of six months and carries a 6.5% fixed annual interest rate.

 

As the currency rates have stabilized over the last months, the Company’s fluctuations in its FX gains and losses account have significantly subsided. That being said, we are working on unwinding the existing $25 million time deposit to repay the equivalent Peso denominated debt which the Company had entered into as a way of balancing its monetary balance sheet accounts to minimize its FX volatility. As such, our restricted investments will decrease by $25 million and our short term debt in Pesos will decrease by the commensurate amount at the time of monetizing the funds.

  

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

 

Tecnoglass Inc. (“TGI,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is a holding company operating through its indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries: TG, which manufactures, 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. The Company has 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 more than half of its production to foreign countries.

 

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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 that 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.

 

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 June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $29.5 million and $18.5 million, respectively. The cash and cash equivalent balances as of June 30, 2016 reflect approximately $10.5 million of proceeds from debt that was disbursed to the Company during the last week of June for the purchase of land adjacent to the Company’s current facilities (transaction completed during the first week of July). The Company’s primary sources of liquidity to support its working capital needs and short term capital expenditures will be its operational cash flow, its readily available cash balance and its available lines of credit with financial institutions.

 

On January 7, 2016, we entered into a $109.5 million, seven-year senior secured credit facility. Proceeds from the new facility were used to refinance $83.5 million of existing debt, with the remaining $26.0 million available to the Company for capital expenditures and working capital needs. Approximately $51.6 million of the new facility were used to refinance current borrowings into long term debt. The Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2015 reflects the effect of this refinance of the Company’s current portion of long term debt and other current borrowings into long term debt based on the Company’s intent as of that date. The new facility features two tranches, including one tranche denominated in USD representing 71% of the facility and another tranche denominated in Colombian Pesos (COP) representing the remaining 29%. Borrowings under the facility will bear interest at a weighted average interest rate of 7% for the first year, and thereafter at a rate of LIBOR plus 5.25% and DTF (Colombian index) plus 5.00% for the respective USD and COP denominated tranches. The Senior Secured Facility includes financial covenants that are tested twice each year as of June 30 and December 31. As of June 30, 2016, the Company was in full compliance with its financial covenants.

 

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Capital Resources

 

New investments

 

During the six months ended in June 30, 2016, the Company made significant capital expenditures of approximately $16.5 million, of which $5.1 million were paid for in cash and $11.4 million were acquired with capital lease and debt. This includes approximately $3.3 million in the construction of a new warehouse, improvements to the plant and office buildings and approximately $11.8 million in several pieces of machinery and equipment.

 

Results of Operations

 

    Three Months
Ended
    Three Months
Ended
    Six Months
Ended
    Six Months
Ended
 
    June 30, 2016     June 30, 2015     June 30, 2016     June 30, 2015  
Operating Revenues   $ 77,513     $ 58,053     $ 138,416     $ 110,096  
Cost of sales     51,048       37,179       88,742       70,612  
Gross profit     26,465       20,874       49,674       39,484  
Operating expenses     (13,996 )     (11,566 )     (25,713 )     (22,174 )
                                 
Operating income     12,469       9,308       23,961       17,310  

Non-operating income (loss), net

    (56 )     1,417       (732 )     5,142  
Interest Expense     (4,242 )     (2,050 )     (7,366 )     (4,202 )
Change in fair value of earnout shares liability     3,330       (9,653 )     7,034       (7,672 )
Change in fair value of warrant liability     6,687       (16,391 )     12,598       (11,313 )
Income tax provision     (3,815 )     (3,631 )     (7,458 )     (8,403 )

Net income (loss)

  $ 14,373     $ (21,000 )   $ 28,037     $ (9,138 )

 

Comparison of quarterly periods ended June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2015

 

Revenues

 

The Company’s net operating revenues increased $19.4 million or 34% from $58.1 million to $77.5 million for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2016 compared the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015.

 

Sales in the U.S. market for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2016 increased $12.1 million or 36% compared to the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015. The Company’s sales in the American market continue to grow primarily in the South Florida region, where the Company has historically had a stronger presence as a supplier of windows and doors for high-rise buildings. Sales in the Colombian market increased $6.4 million, or 29%. Sales to Panama increased $0.2 million or 12% in the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2016.

 

Margins

 

Sales margins calculated by dividing the gross profit by operating revenues decreased from 36% to 34% in the quarterly periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2015. The margin compression in the second quarter of the year is associated with carrying inventory purchased in US Dollars and taken into our functional currency (Peso) at historical FX rates at a time where the Peso was devaluated vs. the Dollar. At the time that the inventory was used, and coupled with a Peso revaluation at that subsequent time, a higher Cost of Goods Sold was accounted for when translated into US Dollars (thus creating a margin compression when expressed in US Dollars).

 

Expenses

 

Operating expenses increased 21% from $11.6 million to $14.0 million, for the quarterly period ended June, 2016 when compared to the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015. The increase was primarily the result of a $1.1 million increases in shipping expenses as associated with incremental business in more distant markets. The Company’ personnel charged to operating expenses have increased by $0.6 million as the Company’s operations increase and in preparation for expected continued growth. During the quarter ended June 30, 2016, the Company had a higher expense in professional fees of $0.5 million principally related to financial reporting during the second quarter of 2016.

 

Warrants Liability

 

A non-cash, gain of $6.7 million arose from the decrease in the fair value of the warrant liability in the three-month period ended June 30, 2016 amounting to $18.4 million which represents 4% of total assets, relative to its fair value at December 31, 2015, which amounted to $31.2 million, or 10% of total assets. 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.

 

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Earnout Shares Liability

 

An non-cash, non-operating gain of $3.3 million arose from the increase in the fair value of the earnout shares liability in the three-month period ended June 30, 2016 amounting to $15.4 million which represents 4% of total assets, relative to its fair value at December 31, 2015, which amounted to $31.2 million, or 11% of total assets. The fair value of the earnout shares 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.

 

Non-operating Income (Loss)

 

During the three months ended June 30, 2016 the Company reported net non-operating loss of $0.1 million comprised income from rental properties, gain on sale of scrap materials and interest income offset by a net loss of $1.0 million in foreign currency transactions, compared with net non-operating income of $1.4 million during the same period of 2015, which included a loss of $0.2 million due to foreign currency exchange.

 

As a result of the foregoing, the Company recorded a net income for the three month period ended June 30, 2016 of $14.4 million compared to net loss of $21.0 million net in the three month period ended June 30, 2015.

 

Results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

 

Revenues

 

The Company’s net operating revenues increased $28.3 million or 26% from $110.1 million to $138.4 million for the six month period ended June 30, 2016 compared the six month period ended June 30, 2015.

 

Sales in the U.S. market for the six months ended June 30, 2016 increased $17.6 million or 27% compared to six months ended June 30, 2015. The Company’s sales in the American market continue to grow primarily in the South Florida region, where the Company has historically had a stronger presence as a supplier of windows and doors for high-rise buildings. Sales in the Colombian market increased $7.6 million, or 19%, from $39.3 million to $46.9 million. Sales to Panama increased $17.6 million, or 57% for the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared to the same period of 2016.

 

Margins

 

Sales margins calculated by dividing the gross profit by operating revenues remained stable at 35.9% in the six-month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2015. We believe this is the result of a combination of improvements in raw material efficiencies partially offset by increases in cost of labor of $1.5 million, or 13% as well as a $3.5 million or 48% increase in maintenance and depreciation of recently acquired assets primarily related to the soft coating plant that are not yet operating at full capacity.

 

Expenses

 

Operating Expenses increased 16% from $22.2 million to $25.7, in the six month period ended June 30, 2016 when compared to the six month period ended June 30, 2015. The increase was primarily associated with a $1.9 million increase in shipping expenses as sales to distant markets increase and to other smaller increases related to personnel expenses, a Colombian tax on financial transactions and other financing expenses that were partially offset by a decreases in amortization expense and receivable write-offs, such as amortization expense, which decreased $0.5 million due to some of the Company’s NOAs being fully amortized.

 

Warrants Liability

 

A non-cash, gain of $12.6 million arose from the decrease in the fair value of the warrants liability in the first half of 2016 amounting to $18.4 million which represents 4% of total assets, relative to its fair value at December 31, 2015, which amounted to $31.2 million, or 10% of total assets. 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.

 

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Earnout Shares Liability

 

An non-cash, non-operating gain of $7.0 million arose from the increase in the fair value of the earnout shares liability in the six-month period ended June 30, 2016 amounting to $15.4 million which represents 4% of total assets, relative to its fair value at December 31, 2015, which amounted to $34.2 million, or 11% of total assets. 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.

 

Non-operating Income (Loss)

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2016 the Company reported net non-operating loss of $0.7 million comprised of $1.5 million in income from rental properties, gain on sale of scrap materials and interest income offset by a net loss of $2.3 million in foreign currency transactions, compared with net non-operating income of $5.1 million during the same period of 2015, primarily comprised of net foreign currency transaction gains of $3.4 million.

 

As a result of the foregoing, the Company recorded a net income for the six month period ended June 30, 2016 of $28.0 million compared to a net loss of $9.1 million net in the six month period ended June 30, 2015.

 

Cash Flow from Operations, Investing and Financing Activities

 

During the six month period ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, $7.4 million and $7.2 million were used and provided by operating activities, respectively. The principal use of cash was an increase in trade accounts receivable which totaled $15.1 million in the six months ended June 30, 2016 period compared with a use of $12.9 million during the same period of 2015 as a result of higher sales and as the Company extends incremental credit terms to some of its main customers, in order to seek added flexibility to better compete for large, long-lead projects as part of the Company’s strategy to increase sales, as well as purchase of inventories which amounted to $8.9 million during the six months ended June 30, 2016 and $13.7 million during the same period of 2015 as the Company builds up inventories of raw materials, commensurate with current and expected future sales. This was offset by an increase in cash generated by trade accounts payables which increased to $16.0 million during the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $12.7 million during the same period of 2015. Trade accounts receivable and related party receivables continue to increase commensurate with the increase in sales but also as related to the type of more sophisticated, long-lead projects in which the Company is currently bidding. These projects typically have a longer cash cycle as distributors also have to collect from end-users, and for that, certain performance conditions must always be met. That being said, and despite its nominal increase in receivables, the Company doesn’t foresee a deterioration in its ability to collect from its direct or indirect clients.

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2016, cash from investing activities increased to $27.5 million compared with $15.9 million during the same period of 2015 because the Company purchased a US Dollar denominated deposit for $25 million with a Colombian Peso denominated obligation to hedge foreign currency exposure of its monetary assets and liabilities. Cash provided by financing activities increased from $8.4 million during the six months ended June 30, 2015 to $46.2 million during the six months ended June 30, 2016, primarily due to increases in proceeds from debt. As of June 30, 2016 the Company held approximately $10.5 million in cash proceeds from debt for the purchase of a piece of land adjacent to the Company’s facilities which was paid and acquired in July of 2016. As can be seen in the statement of cash flows, the Company has used the proceeds of the debt increase to support its rapid expansion and the related Capital Expenditures and working capital needs

 

During the six months ended in June 30, 2016, and in addition to the cash capital expenditures of $5.1 million during the period the Company made capital expenditures for $11.4 million that were primarily financed with bank loans and capital leases.

 

    Six-month period ended  
    June 30, 2016     June 30, 2015  
Cash Flow from Operating Activities   $ (7,373 )   $ 7,247  
Cash Flow from Investing Activities     (27,461 )     (15,867 )
Cash Flow from Financing Activities     46,207       8,369  
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents     (334 )     339  
Cash Balance - Beginning of Period     18,496       15,930  
Cash Balance - End of Period   $ 29,535     $ 16,018  

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

None

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

None

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We carried out an evaluation required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of Tecnoglass, Inc.’s “disclosure controls and procedures” as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that, because of the material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting as described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, were not effective as of June 30, 2016. Notwithstanding the material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting, we believe the condensed consolidated financial statements are fairly stated in all material respects in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America for each of the periods presented herein .

 

Remediation Plan for Material Weaknesses

 

During the first half of 2016, we have been executing our remediation plan, as designed, to strengthen our internal control system regarding the material weaknesses in Entity Level Controls, Financial Closing and Reporting and Information Technology General Controls. In the second half of the year, we will continue executing the remediation plan, including the design and operating effectiveness testing of internal controls relevant for external financial reporting.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2016, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

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
     
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 June 30, 2016, 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: August 5, 2016    

 

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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 our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
   
b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
   
c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
   
d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

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

 

a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
   
b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: August 5, 2016

 

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

 

   
   

 

EXHIBIT 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 our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
   
b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
   
c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
   
d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

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

 

a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
   
b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: August 5, 2016

 

  /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 June 30, 2016 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 operations of the Company.

 

Dated August 5, 2016

 

  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)