Tecnoglass Inc.
Tecnoglass Inc. (Form: 10-Q, Received: 05/09/2018 17:40:55)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(MARK ONE)

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018

 

[  ] 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)

 

N/A

(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, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer [X]
       
Non-accelerated filer [  ] Smaller reporting company [  ]
(Do not check if smaller reporting company)    
     
  Emerging growth company [  ]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the 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: 35,340,219 ordinary shares as of March 31, 2018.

 

 

 

 
 

 

TECNOGLASS INC.

 

FORM 10-Q FOR THE PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2018

 

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 23
     
  Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 27
     
  Item 4. Controls and Procedures 27
     
Part II. Other Information  
  Item 1. Legal Proceedings 28
     
  Item 6. Exhibits 28
Signatures 29

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

Tecnoglass Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

    March 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
ASSETS                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 30,605     $ 40,923  
Investments     1,990       1,680  
Trade accounts receivable, net     83,255       110,464  
Due from related parties     8,305       8,500  
Inventories     79,638       71,656  
Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts     -       9,996  
Contract assets     47,423       -  
Other current assets     21,315       18,679  
Total current assets   $ 272,531     $ 261,898  
                 
Long term assets:                
Property, plant and equipment, net   $ 177,108     $ 168,701  
Deferred taxes     482       103  
Intangible Assets     11,292       11,517  
Goodwill     23,561       23,130  
Other long term assets     3,128       2,651  
Total long term assets     215,571       206,102  
Total assets   $ 488,102     $ 468,000  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
Short-term debt and current portion of long term debt   $ 5,812     $ 3,260  
Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses     55,047       55,182  
Accrued interest expense     3,008       7,392  
Due to related parties     962       975  
Note payable associated to GM&P acquisition     29,000       29,000  
Dividends payable     869       585  
Current portion of customer advances on uncompleted contracts     -       11,429  
Contract liability – current portion     14,696       -  
Other current liabilities     13,008       13,626  
Total current liabilities   $ 122,402     $ 121,449  
                 
Long term liabilities:                
Deferred income taxes   $ 4,795     $ 2,317  
Customer advances on uncompleted contracts     -       1,571  
Contract liability – non-current     1,130       -  
Long term debt     219,761       220,998  
Total Long Term Liabilities     225,686       224,886  
Total liabilities   $ 348,088     $ 346,335  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                
                 
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Preferred shares, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 respectively   $ -     $ -  
Ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 35,340,219 and 34,836,575 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively     4       3  
Legal Reserves     1,367       1,367  
Additional paid-in capital     129,479       125,317  
Retained earnings     27,768       22,212  
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)     (19,950 )     (28,651 )
Shareholders’ equity attributable to controlling interest     138,668       120,248  
Shareholders’ equity attributable to non-controlling interest     1,346       1,417  
Total shareholders’ equity     140,014       121,665  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 488,102     $ 468,000  

 

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 March 31,  
    2018     2017  
Operating revenues:                
External customers   $ 86,207     $ 64,443  
Related parties     953       1,374  
Total operating revenues     87,160       65,817  
Cost of sales     60,412       43,565  
Gross Profit     26,748       22,252  
                 
Operating expenses:                
Selling expense     (9,006 )     (6,906 )
General and administrative expense     (7,621 )     (7,501 )
Provision for bad debt and write offs     (131 )     (983 )
Total Operating Expenses     (16,758 )     (15,390 )
                 
Operating income     9,990       6,862  
                 
Non-operating income     1,099       1,027  
Foreign currency transactions gains (losses)     9,973       2,425  
Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       (3,159 )
Interest expense and deferred cost of financing     (5,050 )     (5,082 )
                 
Income before taxes     16,012       2,073  
                 
Income tax provision     5,393       1,042  
                 
Net income   $ 10,619     $ 1,031  
                 
Less: Income attributable to non-controlling interest     72       (12 )
                 
Income attributable to parent   $ 10,691     $ 1,019  
                 
Comprehensive income:                
Net income   $ 10,691     $ 1,031  
                 
Foreign currency translation adjustments     8,701       4,801  
                 
Total comprehensive income   $ 19,320     $ 5,832  
                 
Basic income per share   $ 0.30     $ 0.03  
                 
Diluted income per share   $ 0.30     $ 0.03  
                 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding     35,339,965       35,292,743  
                 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     35,803,320       35,753,145  

 

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)

 

    Three months ended March 31,  
    2018     2017  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                
Net income   $ 10,691     $ 1,031  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
Provision for bad debts     (169 )     983  
Provision for obsolete inventory     21       -  
Depreciation and amortization     5,665       4,905  
Deferred income taxes     2,781       (1,690 )
Extinguishment of debt     -       2,583  
Director stock compensation     71       71  
Other non-cash adjustments     349       (16 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Trade accounts receivables     5,118       15,178  
Inventories     (1,061 )     603  
Prepaid expenses     (82 )     (2 )
Other assets     (2,051 )     (5,183 )
Trade accounts payable and accrued expenses     (20,212 )     (11,641 )
Accrued interest expense     (4,398 )     2,870  
Taxes payable     (794 )     2,720  
Labor liabilities     (471 )     (424 )
Related parties     1,130       73  
Contract assets and liabilities     (6,728 )     -  
Customer advances on uncompleted contracts     -       (654 )
CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY  OPERATING ACTIVITIES   $ (10,212 )   $ 11,407  
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES                
Proceeds from sale of investments     177       173  
Business acquisitions     -       (1,163 )
Purchase of investments     (218 )     (450 )
Acquisition of property and equipment     (1,070 )     (1,947 )
CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES   $ (1,111 )   $ (3,387 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES                
Proceeds from debt     2,994       20,253  
Cash Dividend     (540 )     (550 )
Proceeds from bond issuance     -       201,884  
Repayments of debt     (2,726 )     (202,900 )
CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES   $ (272 )   $ 18,687  
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   $ 1,277     $ 747  
                 
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH     (10,318 )     27,454  
CASH - Beginning of period     40,923       26,918  
CASH - End of period   $ 30,605     $ 54,372  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION                
Cash paid during the period for:                
Interest   $ 8,910     $ 6,795  
Income Tax   $ 4,258     $ 3,993  
                 
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITES:                
Assets acquired under capital lease and debt   $ 314     $ -  

 

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

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

(Unaudited)

 

    Ordinary Shares, $0.0001  Par Value     Additional Paid in     Legal     Retained     Accumulated Other Comprehensive     Total Shareholders’     Non-Controlling     Total Shareholders’ Equity and Non-Controlling  
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Reserve     Earnings     Loss     Equity     Interest     Interest  
Balance at December 31, 2017     34,836,575       3       125,317       1,367       22,212       (28,651 )     120,248       1,417       121,665  
                                                                         
Issuance of common stock     4,564       -       34       -       -       -       34       -       34  
                                                                         
Adoption of ASC 606     -       -       -       -       (187 )     -       (187 )     -       (187 )
                                                                         
Stock dividend     499,080       1       4,128       -       (4,947 )     -       (818 )     -       (818 )
                                                                         
Foreign currency translation     -       -       -       -       -       8,701       8,701       -       8,701  
                                                                         
Net income     -       -       -       -       10,691       -       10,691       (72 )     10,619  
                                                                         
Balance at March 31, 2018     35,340,219       4       129,479       1,367       27,769       (19,950 )     138,669       1,345       140,014  

 

 

 

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)

 

Note 1. General

 

Business Description

 

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 facades and commercial window showcases. The Company sells to customers in North, Central and South America, and exports about half of its production to foreign countries.

 

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

 

The Company also 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.

 

On March 1, 2017, the Company entered into and consummated a purchase agreement, as amended, with Giovanni Monti, the owner of 100% of the outstanding shares of Giovanni Monti and Partners Consulting and Glazing Contractors (“GM&P”). GM&P is a consulting and glazing contracting company located in Miami, Florida with over 15 years of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems such as curtain window walls and a long-standing commercial relationship with the Company, working alongside it in the past in different projects within the U.S, by providing engineering and installation services to those projects. The Company acquired all of the shares of GM&P for a purchase price of $35 million, of which the Company paid $6 million of the purchase price in cash within 60 days following the closing date and the remaining $29 million of the purchase price is to be paid by May 15, 2018. The Company paid an additional $6 million in cash on April 2018 and has agreed to pay the remaining amount with the issuance of 1,238,095 shares valued at $10.50 per share and a $10 million Subordinated Seller´s Note due on March 1, 2022 which is also the expiration date of the Seller´s Non-Compete Agreement.

 

Note 2. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

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, 2017. The year-end condensed balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by US GAAP.

 

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 and 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. 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. 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.

 

The Company has one operating segment, Architectural Glass and Windows, which is also its reporting segment, comprising the design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and installation of high-specification architectural glass and window product sold to the construction industry.

 

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Principles of Consolidation

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements consolidate TGI, its subsidiaries TG, ES and ESW LLC, Tecno LLC, Tecno RE, GM&P and Componenti USA LLC (“Componenti”), which are entities in which we have a controlling financial interest because we hold a majority voting interest. To determine if we hold a controlling financial interest in an entity, we first evaluate if we are required to apply the variable interest entity (“VIE”) model to the entity, otherwise the entity is evaluated under the voting interest model. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation, including unrealized intercompany profits and losses.

 

Non-controlling interest

 

When the Company owns a majority (but less than 100%) of a subsidiary’s stock, the Company includes in its condensed consolidated Financial Statements the non-controlling interest in the subsidiary. The non-controlling interest in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Other Comprehensive Income is equal to the non-controlling proportionate share of the subsidiary’s net income and, as included in Shareholders’ Equity on the Consolidated Balance Sheet, is equal to the non-controlling proportionate share of the subsidiary’s net assets.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Effective January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09,  Revenue from Contracts   with Customers,  as amended (commonly referred to as ASC 606) using the modified retrospective transition method. The cumulative effect of applying the standard was a decrease of $187 to shareholders' equity as of January 1, 2018. The Company’s statement of operations for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018 and the Company’s balance sheet as of March 31, 2018 are presented under ASC 606, while the Company’s statement of operations for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017 and the Company’s balance sheet as of December 31, 2017 are presented under ASC 605,  Revenue Recognition . See Note 3 for disclosure of the impact of the adoption of ASC 606 on the Company’s statement of operations and balance sheet for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018, and the effect of changes made to the Company’s consolidated balance sheet as of January 1, 2018.

 

A substantial amount of the Company’s consolidated net sales is generated from long-term contracts with customers that require to design, develop, test, manufacture, and install windows according to the customers’ specifications. These contracts are primarily multi-year contracts with real estate general contractors and are generally priced on a fixed-price basis and are invoiced based on contract progress.

 

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To determine the proper revenue recognition method, the Company first evaluates each of its contractual arrangements to identify its performance obligations. A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct good or service to the customer. All the Company’s contracts have a single performance obligation because the promise to transfer the individual good or service is not separately identifiable from other promises within the contract and is, therefore, not distinct. These contractual arrangements either require the use of a highly specialized manufacturing process to provide goods according to customer specifications or represent a bundle of contracted goods and services that are integrated and together represent a combined output, which may include the delivery of multiple units.

 

The majority of the Company's sales are from performance obligations satisfied over time and are primarily with general contractors to real estate developers. Sales are recognized over time when control is continuously transferred to the customer during the contract. The continuous transfer of control to the customer is supported by contract clauses that provide for progress or performance-based payments. Sales are recorded using the cost-to-cost method on fixed price contracts that include performance obligations satisfied over time are generally recorded at amounts equal to the ratio of actual cumulative costs incurred divided by total estimated costs at completion, multiplied by (i) the transaction price, less (ii) the cumulative sales recognized in prior periods.

 

Accounting for the sales and profits on performance obligations for which progress is measured using the cost-to-cost method involves the preparation of estimates of: (1) transaction price and (2) total costs at completion, which is equal to the sum of the actual incurred costs to date on the contract and the estimated costs to complete the contract's statement of work. Incurred costs include labor, material, and overhead and represent work performed, which corresponds with and thereby represents the transfer of ownership to the customer. Performance obligations are satisfied over time when the risk of ownership has been passed to the customer and/or services are performed. The estimated profit or loss at completion on a contract is equal to the difference between the transaction price and the total estimated cost at completion.

 

Contract modifications routinely occur to account for changes in contract specifications or requirements. In most cases, contract modifications are for goods or services that are not distinct and, therefore, are accounted for as part of the existing contract. Transaction price estimates include additional consideration for submitted contract modifications or claims when the Company believes it has an enforceable right to the modification or claim, the amount can be reliably estimated and its realization is reasonably assured. Amounts representing modifications accounted for as part of the existing contract are included in the transaction price and recognized as an adjustment to sales on a cumulative catch-up basis.

 

The Company’s fixed-price type contracts allow for progress payments to bill the customer as contract costs are incurred and the customer often retains a small portion of the contract price until satisfactory completion of the contractual statement of work, which is a retainage of approximately 10%. For certain fixed-price contracts, the Company receives advance payments. Advanced payments are not considered a significant financing component because they are a negotiated contract term to ensure the customer meets its financial obligation, particularly when there are significant upfront working capital requirements. The Company records a liability for advance payments received in excess of sales recognized, which is presented as a contract liability on the balance sheet.

 

Revisions or adjustments to estimates of the transaction price, estimated costs at completion and estimated profit or loss of a performance obligation are often required as work progresses under a contract, as experience is gained, as facts and circumstances change and as new information is obtained, even though the scope of work required under the contract may not change. Revisions or adjustments may also be required if contract modifications occur. The impact of revisions in profit or loss estimates are recognized on a cumulative catch-up basis in the period in which the revisions are made. The revisions in contract estimates, if significant, can materially affect the Company’s results of operations and cash flows, as well as reduce the valuations of contract assets and inventories, and in some cases result in liabilities to complete contracts in a loss position.

 

Remaining Performance Obligations

 

On March 31, 2018, the Company had $269 million of remaining performance obligations, which represents the transaction price of firm orders less inception to date sales recognized. Remaining performance obligations exclude unexercised contract options and potential orders under basic ordering agreements. The Company expects to recognize 100% of sales sales relating to existing performance obligations within three years.

 

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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. Annual tax periods prior to December 2014 are no longer subject to examination by taxing authorities in Colombia. GM&P, Componenti and ESW LLC are U.S. entities based in Florida subject to U.S. federal and state income taxes.

 

The Company accounts for income taxes using the asset and liability approach of accounting for income taxes (ASC 740 “Income Taxes”). Under this approach, deferred taxes represent the future tax consequences expected to occur when the reported amounts of assets and liabilities are recovered or paid. The provision for income taxes represents income taxes paid or payable for the current year plus the change in deferred taxes during the year. Deferred taxes result from differences between the financial and tax basis of the Company’s assets and liabilities and are adjusted for changes in tax rates and tax laws when changes are enacted. For each tax jurisdiction in which the Company operates, deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset against one another and are presented as a single noncurrent amount within the consolidated balance sheets.

 

The Company recognizes the financial statement effects of uncertain income tax positions when it is more likely than not, based on the technical merits, that the position will be sustained upon examination. Interest accrued related to unrecognized tax and income tax related penalties are included in the provision for income taxes. The uncertain income taxes positions are recorded in “Taxes payable” in the consolidated balance sheets.

 

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. Income per share assuming dilution (diluted earnings per share) would give effect to dilutive options and other potential ordinary shares outstanding during the period. 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 following table sets forth the computation of the basic and diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017:

 

    March 31,  
    2018     2017  
Numerator for basic and diluted earnings per shares                
Net Income (Loss)   $ 10,691     $ 1,031  
                 
Denominator                
Denominator for basic earnings per ordinary share - weighted average shares outstanding     35,339,965       35,292,743  
Effect of dilutive securities and stock dividend     463,355       460,402  
Denominator for diluted earnings per ordinary share - weighted average shares outstanding     35,803,320       35,753,145  
                 
Basic earnings per ordinary share   $ 0.30     $ 0.03  
Diluted earnings per ordinary share   $ 0.30     $ 0.03  

 

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The effect of dilutive securities includes 463,355 and 460,402 as of March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, for shares potentially issued in relation to the dividends declared. The denominator for basic and diluted earnings per ordinary share for the three months ended March 31, 2017 includes 1,812,313 ordinary shares issued in connection with the share dividend.

 

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.

 

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 three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were $4,732 and $3,132, respectively.

 

Dividends Payable

 

The company accounts for its dividend declared as a liability under ASC 480 - Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity since the shareholder have the option to elect cash or stock, and reclassifies from dividend payable to additional paid-in capital when shareholders elects a stock dividend instead of cash. The dividend payable is not subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date since the dividend is a fixed monetary amount known at inception and thus no change in fair value adjustment is necessary.

 

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Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments (“ASU 2016-15”). ASU 2016-15 reduces diversity in practice by providing guidance on the classification of certain cash receipts and payments in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-15 clarifies that when cash receipts and cash payments have aspects of more than one class of cash flows and cannot be separated, classification will depend on the predominant source or use. ASU 2016-15 is effective on a retrospective basis for fiscal years, and for interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted. Adoption of this ASU has no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02 “Leases (Topic 842)” (“ASU 2016-02”). The FASB issued ASU 2016-02 to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by recognizing lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosing key information about leasing arrangements. Under ASU 2016-02, a lessee will recognize in the statement of financial position a liability to make lease payments (the lease liability) and a right-to-use asset representing its right to use the underlying asset for the lease term. The recognition, measurement, and presentation of expenses and cash flows arising from a lease by a lessee have not significantly changed from current GAAP. ASU 2016-02 retains a distinction between finance leases (i.e. capital leases under current GAAP) and operating leases. The classification criteria for distinguishing between finance leases and operating leases will be substantially similar to the classification criteria for distinguishing between capital leases and operating leases under current GAAP. The amendments of this ASU are effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. An entity will be required to recognize and measure leases at the beginning of the earliest period presented using a modified retrospective approach. The Company is currently evaluating the potential effect of this ASU on its consolidated financial statements.

 

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Note 3. New Accounting Standards Implemented

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers , as amended (commonly referred to as ASC 606), which replaces numerous requirements in U.S. GAAP, including industry-specific requirements, and provides companies with a single revenue recognition model for recognizing revenue from contracts with customers and significantly expanded the disclosure requirements for revenue arrangements. The new standard, as amended, was effective for the Company for interim and annual reporting periods beginning on January 1, 2018.

 

As discussed in Note 2, the Company adopted ASC 606 using the modified retrospective transition method. Results for reporting periods beginning after December 31, 2017 are presented under ASC 606, while prior period comparative information has not been restated and continues to be reported in accordance with ASC 605,  Revenue Recognition,  the accounting standard in effect for periods ending prior to January 1, 2018. With the adoption of ASC 606, the Company recognizes sales over time by using the percentage of completion method on all of its fixed-type contracts and measures the extent of progress toward completion using the cost-to-cost method after adjusting inventory for uninstalled materials and that the risk of ownership has not been passed to the customer. Previously, under ASC 605, the Company recognized sales over time by using the percentage of completion method on all of its fixed-type contracts and measured the extent of progress toward completion using the cost-to-cost method but adjusted inventory for uninstalled materials only for those projects were this method was not appropriately reflecting the progress on the contracts. Accordingly, the adoption of ASC 606 impacted all contracts that had uninstalled materials were the risk of ownership has not been passed to the customer regardless of the extent of progress toward completion.

 

Based on the analysis performed of the uninstalled materials at January 1, 2018, the Company recorded, upon adoption of ASC 606, a net decrease to retained earnings of $187,as shown on the table below. The adjustment to retained earnings primarily relates to contracts that had uninstalled material that were not previously included in inventory since the cost-to-cost method was appropriately reflecting the progress of these contracts.

 

The Company made certain presentation changes to its consolidated balance sheet on January 1, 2018 to comply with ASC 606. The components of contracts in process as reported under ASC 605, which included unbilled contract receivables and inventoried contract costs, have been reclassified as contract assets and inventories, respectively, after certain adjustments described below under ASC 606. The remainder of inventoried contract costs, primarily related to inventories not controlled by the Company's customers, were reclassified to inventories. The Company expenses costs to obtain a contract and costs to fulfill a contract as incurred. Other revenues not related to fixed-type contracts did not resulted in any changes under ASC 606 and the revenues is still been recognized when the risk of ownership is transfer to the customer based on the sales terms.

 

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The table below presents the cumulative effect of the changes made to the consolidated January 1, 2018 balance sheet due to the adoption of ASC 606.

 

    December 31, 2017 As Reported Under ASC 605     Adjustments Due to ASC 606     January 1, 2018 As Adjusted Under ASC 606  
ASSETS                        
Trade accounts receivable, net   $ 110,464     $ (30,223 )   $ 80,241  
Inventories     71,656       1,975       73,631  
Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts     9,996       (9,996 )     -  
Contract assets     -       45,468       45,468  
Other Assets     275,884       -       275,884  
Total Assets   $ 468,000     $ 7,224     $ 475,224  
                         
LIABILITIES                        
Contract liabilities - current     -       18,945       18,945  
Current portion of customer advances on uncompleted contracts     11,429       (11,429 )     -  
Other current liabilities     13,626       (105 )     13,521  
Current portion of customer advances on uncompleted contracts     1,571       (1,571 )     -  
Contract liabilities - current     -       1,571       1,571  
Other Liabilities     319,709       -       319,709  
Total liabilities   $ 346,335     $ 7,411     $ 353,746  
                         
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                        
Retained earnings     22,212       (187 )     22,025  
Total shareholders’ equity   $ 121,665     $ (187 )   $ 121,478  

 

The adjustment of trade accounts receivable upon adoption of ASC 606 is related to the reclassification of retainage receivables to contract assets. See breakdown of contract assets further below.

 

The table below presents the impact of the adoption of ASC 606 on the Company’s statement of operations.

 

    Three months ended March 31, 2018  
    Under ASC 605     Effect of ASC 606     As Reported Under ASC 606  
Operating Revenues   $                   89,086     $ (1,926 )   $            87,160  
Cost of Sales                       62,145       (1,733 )                60,412  
Gross Profit                       26,941       (193 )                26,748  
                         
Operating Expenses     (16,758 )     -       (16,758 )
Other Income and Expenses     6,022       -       6,022  
                         
Income Before Tax                       16,205       (193 )                16,012  
Income Tax Provision                       (5,442 )     49                  (5,393 )
Net Income                       10,763       (144 )                10,619  
Net Income Attributable to Parent   $                   10,835     $ (144 )   $            10,691  
                         
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.30     $ -     $ 0.30  
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.29     $ -     $ 0.29  

 

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The table below presents the impact of the adoption of ASC 606 on the Company’s balance sheet.

 

    March 31, 2018  
    Under ASC 605     Effect of ASC 606     As Reported Under ASC 606  
ASSETS                        
Trade accounts receivable, net   $ 111,925     $ (28,670 )   $ 83,255  
Inventories     77,905       1,733       79,638  
Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts     14,974       (16,822 )     (1,848 )
Contract assets     -       47,423       47,423  
Other Assets     279,634       -       279,634  
Total Assets   $ 484,438     $ 3,664     $ 488,102  
                         
LIABILITIES                        
Contract liabilities - current     -       18,831       14,696  
Current portion of customer advances on uncompleted contracts     14,974       (14,974 )        
Other current liabilities     13,057       (49 )     13,008  
Customer advances on uncompleted contracts - non-current     1,130       (1,130 )     -  
Contract liabilities - non-current     -       1,130       1,130  
Other Liabilities     335,080       -       335,080  
Total liabilities   $ 344,280     $ 3,808     $ 348,088  
                         
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                        
Retained earnings     27,912       (144 )     27,768  
Total shareholders’ equity   $ 140,158     $ (144 )   $ 140,014  

 

Disaggregation of Total Net Sales  

 

The Company disaggregates its sales with customers by revenue recognition method for its only segment, as the Company believes these factors affect the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of the Company’s revenue and cash flows.

 

    Three months ended March 31,  
    2018     2017  
Fixed price contracts   $ 42,216     $ 21,720  
Standard form sales     44,944       44,097  
Total Revenues   $ 87,160     $ 65,817  

 

The following table presents geographical information about revenues from external customers.

 

    Three months ended March 31,  
    2018     2017  
Colombia   $ 21,824     $ 16,428  
United States     62,993       46,308  
Panama     814       1,263  
Other     1,529       1,818  
Total Revenues   $ 87,160     $ 65,817  

 

Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities

 

Contract assets represent accumulated incurred costs and earned profits on contracts with customers that have been recorded as sales but have not been billed to customers and are classified as current. Contract liabilities consist of advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred and deferred revenue, and represent amounts received in excess of sales recognized on contracts. The Company classifies advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred as current, and deferred revenue as current or non-current based on the expected timing of sales recognition. Contract assets and contract liabilities are determined on a contract by contract basis at the end of each reporting period. The non-current portion of contract liabilities is included in other liabilities in the Company's consolidated balance sheets.

 

The table below presents the components of net contract assets (liabilities).

 

    March 31, 2018     January 1 2018  
Contract assets   $ 47,423     $ 45,468  
Contract liabilities — current     14,696       18,945  
Contract liabilities — non-current     1,130       1,571  
Net contract assets (liabilities)   $ 63,249     $ 65,984  

 

The components of contract assets are presented in the table below.

 

    March 31, 2018     January 1 2018  
Unbilled contract receivables, gross   $ 18,753     $ 15,245  
Retainage     28,670       30,223  
Net contract assets (liabilities)   $ 47,423     $ 45,468  

 

The components of contract liabilities are presented in the table below.

 

    March 31, 2018     January 1 2018  
Billings in excess of costs   $ 3,779     $ 7,516  
Advances from customers on uncompleted contracts     12,047       13,000  
Total contract liabilties     15,826       20,516  
Less: current portion     14,696       18,945  
Contract liabilities – non-current   $ 1,130     $ 1,571  

 

Note 4. GM&P Acquisition

 

On March 1, 2017, the Company acquired a 100% controlling interest in GM&P, a Florida-based commercial consulting, glazing and engineering company, specializing in windows and doors for commercial contractors. The primary reasons for the acquisitions are to penetrate different markets in the U.S. to streamline its distribution logistics, and to fabricate in the United States when economically advantageous. The purchase price for the acquisition was $35,000, of which $6,000 of the purchase price was paid in cash by the Company on May 17, 2017, with the remaining amount to be originally payable by the Company in cash, stock of the Company or a combination of both at the Company´s sole discretion within 180 days after closing, subsequently amended to be paid by May 15, 2018 . The Company paid an additional $6 million in cash on April 2018 and has agreed to pay the remaining amount with the issuance of 1,238,095 shares valued at $10.50 per share and a $10 million Subordinated Seller´s Note due on March 1, 2022, which is also expiration date of the Seller´s Non-Compete Agreement.

 

With the acquisition of GM&P, the Company also acquired a 60% equity interest in Componenti, a subsidiary of GM&P that provides architectural specialties in the US, specializing in design-build systems for individual projects and with experience in value engineering to create products that comply with the architects’ original design intent, while maintaining focus on affordable construction methods and materials.

 

The following table summarizes the consideration transferred to acquire GM&P and the amounts of identified assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date, as well as the fair value of the non-controlling interest in Componenti as of the acquisition date. Under ASC 805, a company can apply measurement period adjustments during the twelve-month period after the date of acquisition. During this period, the acquirer may adjust preliminary amounts recognized at the acquisition date to their subsequently determined final fair values. The allocation of the consideration transferred was based on management’s judgment after evaluation of several factors, including a preliminary valuation assessment. The analysis has been completed and results in measurement period adjustments are included in the final purchase price allocation as shown on the table below. The goodwill from the GM&P acquisition represents the expected synergies from combining operations with Tecnoglass Inc., and is not deductible for tax purposes

 

The following table summarizes the purchase price allocation of the total consideration transferred:

 

Consideration Transferred:      
Notes payable (Cash or Stock)   $ 35,000  
Fair value of the non-controlling interest in Componenti     1,141  

 

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Recognized amounts of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed:   Preliminary
Purchase Price
Allocation
    Measurement Period Adjustments     Final Purchase Price Allocation  
Cash and equivalents   $ 509               509  
Accounts receivable     42,314               42,314  
Other current assets     5,287       242       5,529  
Property, plant, and equipment     684               684  
Other non-current tangible assets     59               59  
Trade name     980               980  
Non-compete agreement     165               165  
Contract backlog     3,090               3,090  
Customer relationships     4,140               4,140  
Accounts payable     (22,330 )     275       (22,055 )
Other current liabilities assumed     (13,967 )     (673 )     (14,640  
Non-current liabilities assumed     (3,634 )     (3,231 )     (6,865 )
Total identifiable net assets     17,297       (3,387 )     13,910  
Goodwill (including Workforce)   $ 18,844       3,387     $ 22,231  

 

The adjustment made to the preliminary purchase price allocation to Non-current liabilities assumed is related to an adjustment in deferred tax liability and billings in excess of cost incurred. The excess of the consideration transferred over the estimated fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed was recorded as goodwill. The identifiable intangible asset subject to amortization was the tradename, customer relationships, non-compete agreement, and backlog, which have a remaining useful life of two to five years. See Note 6 – Goodwill and Intangible Assets for additional information.

 

The following unaudited pro forma financial information assumes the acquisition had occurred as of January 1, 2017 which does not include GM&P actual results for the entire period. Pro forma results have been prepared by adjusting our historical results to include the results of GM&P adjusted for the amortization expense related to the intangible assets arising from the acquisition. The unaudited pro forma results below do not necessarily reflect the results of operations that would have resulted had the acquisition been completed at the beginning of the earliest periods presented, nor does it indicate the results of operations in future periods. The unaudited pro forma results do not include the impact of synergies, nor any potential impacts on current or future market conditions which could alter the following unaudited pro forma results.

 

    Pro-Forma  
    Three months  
    Ended  
(in thousands, except per share amounts)   March 31, 2017  
Pro Forma Results        
Net sales   $ 75.804  
         
Net (loss) income attributable to parent   $ (35 )
         
Net income per common share:        
Basic   $ (0.00 )
         
Diluted   $ (0.00 )

 

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Non-controlling interest

 

The Company has 60% equity interest in Componenti. The 40% non-controlling interest in Componenti is included in the opening balance sheet as of the acquisition date and its fair value amounted to $1,141. When the company owns a majority (but less than 100%) of a subsidiary’s stock, the Company includes in its Consolidated Financial Statements the non-controlling interest in the subsidiary. The non-controlling interest in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Other Comprehensive Income is equal to the non-controlling interests’ proportionate share of the subsidiary’s net income and, as included in Shareholders’ Equity on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet, is equal to the non-controlling interests’ proportionate share of the subsidiary’s net assets. In determining the fair value we used the income approach and the market approach which was performed by third party valuation specialists under management.

 

Note 5. - Inventories, net

 

Inventories are comprised of the following:

 

    March 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Raw materials   $ 39,589     $ 40,509  
Work in process     19,422       11,468  
Finished goods     13,167       13,236  
Stores and spares     7,017       6,134  
Packing material     579       438  
      79,774       71,785  
Less: Inventory allowance     (136 )     (129 )
    $ 79,638     $ 71,656  

 

Note 6. Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

Goodwill

 

The table below provides a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances of the Goodwill recorded on the Company’s balance sheet:

 

Beginning balance - December 31, 2017   $ 23,130  
GM&P measurement period adjustment     431  
Ending balance – March 31, 2018   $ 23,561  

 

Intangible Assets, Net

 

Intangible assets include Miami-Dade County Notices of Acceptances (NOA’s), which are certificates in the required to market hurricane- resistant glass in Florida. Also, it includes the intangibles acquired from the acquisition of GM&P.

 

    March 31, 2018  
    Gross     Acc. Amort.     Net  
Trade Names   $ 980     $ (212 )   $ 768  
Notice of Acceptances (NOAs), product designs and other intellectual property     10,593       (4,793 )     5,800  
Non-compete Agreement     165       (36 )     129  
Contract Backlog     3,090       (1,674 )     1,416  
Customer Relationships     4,140       (961 )     3,179  
Total   $ 18,968     $ (7,676 )   $ 11,292  

 

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    December 31, 2017  
    Gross     Acc. Amort.     Net  
Trade Names   $ 980     $ (163 )   $ 817  
Notice of Acceptances (NOAs), product designs and other intellectual property     10,826       (5,467 )     5,359  
Non-compete Agreement     165       (28 )     137  
Contract Backlog     3,090       (1,287 )     1,803  
Customer Relationships     4,140       (739 )     3,401  
Total   $ 19,201     $ (7,684 )   $ 11,517  

 

The weighted average amortization period is 4.9 years.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the amortization expense amounted to $863 and $610, respectively, and was included within the general and administration expenses in our consolidated statement of operations.

 

The estimated aggregate amortization expense for each of the five succeeding years as of March 31, 2018 is as follows:

 

Year ending   (in thousands)  
2018   $ 2,945  
2019     2,526  
2020     2,146  
2021     2,115  
2022     1,176  
Thereafter     384  
    $ 11,292  

 

Note 7. Debt

 

The Company’s debt is comprised of the following:

 

    March 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Revolving lines of credit   $ 2,422     $ 638  
Capital lease     222       245  
Unsecured senior note     210,000       210,000  
Other loans     19,997       20,293  
Less: Deferred cost of financing     (7,068 )     (6,918 )
Total obligations under borrowing arrangements     225,573       224,258  
Less: Current portion of long-term debt and other current borrowings     5,812       3,260  
Long-term debt   $ 219,761     $ 220,998  

 

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As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 , the Company had $231,667 and $224,041 of debt denominated in US Dollars with the remaining amounts denominated in Colombian Pesos.

 

On January 23, 2017, the Company issued a U.S. dollar denominated, $210 million offering of 5-year senior unsecured notes at a coupon rate of 8.2% in the international debt capital markets under Rule 144A of the Securities Act to Qualified Institutional Buyers. The Company used approximately $179 million of the proceeds to repay outstanding indebtedness, including Capital leases, and as a result achieved a lower cost of funding and strengthened its capital structure given the non-amortizing structure of the bond. Of these repayments, $59,444 were used to refinance short term debt into long term debt. The senior note does not have negative covenants with an acceleration clause, however requires the Company to meet certain performance indicators in order to take on incremental debt.

 

The Company had $4,828 and $4,758 of property, plant and equipment pledged as collateral for various lines of credit as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.

 

As of March 31, 2018, the Company was obligated under various capital leases under which the aggregate present value of the minimum lease payments amounted to $222. Differences between capital lease obligations and the value of property, plant and equipment under capital lease arises from differences between the maturities of capital lease obligations and the useful lives of the underlying assets.

 

Maturities of long term debt and other current borrowings are as follows as of March 31, 2018:

 

2019   $ 5,812  
2020     2,408  
2021     2,377  
2022     212,359  
2023     2,358  
Thereafter     7,327  
Total   $ 232,641  

 

The Company’s loans have maturities ranging from a few weeks to 11 years. Our credit facilities bear interest at a weighted average of rate 7.8%.

 

Interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively was $5,050, and 5,082, respectively.

 

Note 8. Income Taxes

 

The Company files income tax returns for TG and ES in the Republic of Colombia. On December 28, 2016, the Colombian congress enacted a structural tax reform that took effect on January 1, 2017 which reduces corporate income tax from 42% to 40% for fiscal year 2017, 37% in 2018 and 33% in 2019 and thereafter.

 

GM&P, Componenti and ESW LLC are U.S. entities based in Florida subject to U.S. federal and state income taxes. The estimated combined state and federal income tax rate I s estimated at a rate of 25% based on the recently enacted U.S. Tax Reform. Tecnoglass Inc. as well as all the other subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands and Panama do not currently have any tax obligations.

 

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

 

    March 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Current income tax                
United States   $ 407     $ 452  
Colombia     2,205       2,280  
      2,612       2,732  
Deferred income Tax                
United States     169       380  
Colombia     2,612       (2,070 )
      2,781       (1,690 )
Total Provision for Income Tax   $ 5,393     $ 1,042  
                 
Effective tax rate     33.7 %     50.3 %

 

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As of March 31, 2018, the Company has an uncertain tax position amounting to $2,073 related to $8,351 gross unrecognized tax benefit associated with a conversion of GM&P’s cash basis accounting for tax purposes to accrual basis for Fiscal years 2016 and 2015. Before 2015, GM&P was using the cash method of accounting and due to IRS regulations it needed to convert to accrual method and pay the IRS taxes over the gross unrecognized tax benefit associated with the conversion. The unrecognized tax benefits may increase or change during the next year for items that arise in the ordinary course of business and may be subject to inspection by the Colombian tax authorities for a period of up to two years until the statute of limitations period elapses and US tax authorities for a period of up to six years until the statute of limitations period elapses.

 

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. A financial asset’s or liability’s classification within the hierarchy is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

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

 

As of December 31, 2017, financial instruments carried at amortized cost that do not approximate fair value consist of long-term debt. See Note 10 - Debt. The fair value of long term debt was calculated based on an analysis of future cash flows discounted with our average cost of debt which is based on market rates, which are level 2 inputs.

 

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

 

    March 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Fair Value     239,739       240,057  
Carrying Value     219,761       220,998  

 

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Note 10. Related Parties

 

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

 

    Three months ended March 31,  
    2018     2017  
Sales to related parties   $ 953     $ 1,374  
                 
Fees paid to directors and officers   $ 827     $ 710  
Payments to other related parties   $ 988     $ 806  

 

    March 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Current Assets:                
Due from VS   $ 5,414     $ 6,240  
Due from other related parties     2,893       2,260  
    $ 8,307     $ 8,500  
                 
Liabilities:                
Due to related parties   $ 962     $ 975  

 

Ventanas Solar S.A. (“VS”), a Panama sociedad anonima, is an importer and installer of the Company’s products in Panama. Family members of the Company’s CEO and COO and other related parties own 100% of the equity in VS. The Company’s sales to VS for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 were $626 and $1,150 respectively.

 

Payments to other related parties during three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 include charitable contributions to the Company’s foundation for $ 271 and $416, respectively, and sales commissions for $341 and $241, respectively.

 

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Note 11. Dividends Payable

 

The Company originally authorized the payment of four regular quarterly dividends to holders of ordinary shares at a quarterly rate of $0.125 per share, or $0.50 per share on an annual basis, with the first quarterly dividend being paid on November 1, 2016. The dividends are payable in cash or ordinary shares, at the option of the holders of ordinary shares. On May 11, 2017, the Company announced that commencing with the declared quarterly dividend for the third quarter of 2017 through any future dividends to be declared and paid through the second quarter of 2018, a 12% increase to $0.14 per share, or $0.56 per share on an annual basis would apply.

 

As a result, the Company has a dividend payable amounting to $869 as of December 31, 2017. The Company issued 499,080 shares for the share dividends paid during the three months ended March 31, 2018.

 

The Company analyzed the accounting guidance under ASC 505 and determined that this guidance is not applicable since the dividend are shares of the same class in which each shareholder is given an election to receive cash or shares. As such, the Company analyzed the dividend under ASC 480 — Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity and concluded that the dividend should be accounted for as a liability since the dividend is a fixed monetary amount known at inception. A reclassification from dividend payable to additional paid-in capital was done for the stocks dividend elections.

 

Energy Holding Corp., the majority shareholder of the Company, has irrevocably elected to receive any quarterly dividends declared through the second quarter of 2018 in ordinary shares, as opposed to cash.

 

Dividend declarations and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the Board of Directors’ continuing determination that the dividend policy is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. The dividend policy may be changed or cancelled at the discretion of the Board of Directors at any time.

 

Note 12. Commitments and Contingencies

 

Commitments

 

As of December 31, 2017, the Company has an outstanding obligation to purchase an aggregate of at least $39,144 of certain raw materials from a specific supplier before May 2026.

 

General Legal Matters

 

From time to time, the Company is involved in legal matters arising in the regular course of business. Some disputes are derived directly from our construction projects, related to supply and installation, and even though deemed ordinary, they may involve significant monetary damages. We are also subject to other type of litigations arising from employment practices, worker’s compensation, automobile claims and general liability. It is very difficult to predict precisely what the outcome of these litigations might be. However, with the information at out disposition as this time, there are no indications that such claims will result in a material adverse effect on the business, financial condition or results of operations of the Company.

 

Note 13. Subsequent Events

 

On May 05, 2018, the Company completed the payment of the remaining $29 million purchase price for GM&P through the payment of $6 million of cash on hand, the execution of a $10 million junior subordinated note and the issuance of 1,238,095 ordinary shares. The note will have semi-annual interest-only payments at a fixed rate of 6% per annum and matures in March 2022. The 1,238,095 ordinary shares had an aggregate value of $10 million. This represented a price of $10.50 per share, or a 23% premium over the last sale price of the ordinary shares on the date of payment.

 

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

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

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

 

Overview

 

The Company is a leading manufacturer of hi-spec architectural glass and windows for the western hemisphere residential and commercial construction industries, operating through our direct and indirect subsidiaries. Headquartered in Barranquilla, Colombia, we operate out of a 2.7 million square foot vertically-integrated, state-of-the-art manufacturing complex that provides easy access to the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.

 

The Company’ glass products include tempered glass, laminated glass, thermo-acoustic glass, curved glass, silk-screened glass, and digital print glass as well as mill finished, anodized, painted aluminum profiles and produces rods, tubes, bars and plates. Window production lines are defined depending on the different types of windows: normal, impact resistant, hurricane-proof, safety, soundproof and thermal. The Company produces fixed body, sliding windows, projecting windows, guillotine windows, sliding doors and swinging doors, as well as facade products which include: floating facades, automatic doors, bathroom dividers and commercial display windows.

 

In recent years, we have expanded our US sales outside of the Florida market, entering into high-tech markets for curtain walls, obtaining a niche market access since this product is in high demand and marks a new trend in architecture. This product is a very sophisticated product and therefore garners high margins for us. These products involve high performance materials that are produced by Alutions and TG with state of the art technology.

 

The U.S. market represents approximately 72% of our overall sales and is expected to continue being our most important market going forward. The U.S. construction market has been experiencing a growth cycle as evidenced by the ABI (“Architectural Billing Index”) as of March 2018, and is indicating business conditions remain strong in the West and South regions, where Tecnoglass mainly operates (Florida and Texas). Our strategy going forward will be to continue to focus on the U.S. as our main geographical target given its significant size and business activity. Within the U.S., Tecnoglass is seeking to continue diversifying its presence across a broader footprint in order to mitigate its concentration risk, while searching for new partnerships and commercial relationships in large metropolitan areas other than those in Florida (where it has historically had a strong market position). Our relationship with distributors, installers and general contractors continue to be key in our market penetration strategy and in our sales efficiency in order to target a broad variety of end clients. Construction activity in both the commercial and the residential markets within the U.S. has a direct impact in our ability to grow sales and profit margins. Although our efficient cost structure enables us to better withstand fluctuations and cycles in construction activity, our overall results could be significantly correlated with such cycles.

 

On March 1, 2017, the Company entered into and consummated a purchase agreement with Giovanni Monti, the owner of 100% of the outstanding shares of GM&P. GM&P is a consulting and glazing contracting company located in Miami, Florida with over 15 years of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems such as curtain window walls and a long-standing commercial relationship with the Company, working alongside it in different projects within the U.S, by providing engineering and installation services to those projects.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2017     2016  
Operating Revenues   $ 87,160     $ 65,817  
Cost of sales     60,412       43,565  
Gross profit     26,748       22,252  
Operating expenses     (16,758 )     (15,390 )
Operating income     9,990       6,862  
Non-operating income     1,099       1,027  
Foreign currency transactions gains (losses)     9,973       2,425  
Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       (3,159 )
Interest Expense     (5,050 )     (5,082 )
Income tax provision     (5,393 )     (1,042 )
Net income     10,619       1,031  
Income attributable to non-controlling interest     72       (12 )
Net income attributable to parent   $ 10,691     $ 1,019  

 

Comparison of quarterly periods ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017

 

Revenues

 

The Company’s net operating revenues increased $21.3 million or 32.4% from $65.8 million to $87.2 million for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018 compared with the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017.

 

Sales in the U.S. market for the first quarter of 2018 increased $16.7 million or 36.0% compared to the same period of 2017. The Company’s sales in the American market continue to have a large component with the South Florida market but constantly diversifying into other regions. Our increase in sales in overall terms and into the U.S market were in part derived from the acquisition of GM&P which contributed its results from March 1, 2017, date of the acquisition versus a full quarter in 2018. U.S. revenues contributed 72% and 70% of total sales during the first quarter of 2018 and 2017, respectively, as the Company maintains its focus on expanding U.S. operations to new regions and new end markets.

 

Sales in the Colombian market increased $5.4 million, or 32.8%, in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter of 2017. This is the second consecutive quarter with growth above 20% in Colombian sales after a general delay in construction during early 2017 while the country underwent a structural tax reform, which was preceded by a high inflation and high interest rate period. The increase is mostly related to a rebound in construction put in place coupled with pent-up activity from 2017 being executed.

 

Gross profit

 

Gross profit increased 18.5% to $26.4 million during the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared with 2017. Gross profit margins decreased from 33.8% to 30.7% in the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2018, respectively. The difference in margin is partly associated with the acquisition of GM&P only being accounted for one month during 2017 and thus having a higher mix of installation and engineering related revenues during 2018.

 

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Expenses

 

Operating expenses increased $ 1.4 million, or 8.9% from $15.4 million to $16.8 million, for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018 compared to the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017. As a percentage of total revenues, operating expenses were 19.8% compared to 23.4% in the prior year quarter. The nominal amount increase is mainly attributable to a $1.6 million increase in shipping expenses due to a higher overall amount of sales during the quarter and a larger amount of exports into the United States. Additionally, due to $0.5 million in higher sales commissions associated with the increase in sales and $0.4 million increase in depreciation and amortization primarily associated with intangible assets acquired with GM&P in March of 2017, partially offset by a reduction of $0.7 million in Colombian taxes other than income taxes, and bank charges.

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

Upon the issuance of the 5-year senior unsecured note under Rule 144A mentioned below in the liquidity section, the Company determined that issuance was not considered a modification or exchange of the seven-year senior secured credit facility issued in January 2016; however proceeds from the new issuance were used to repay the previous credit facility and the new issuance was accounted for as a liability equal to the proceeds received. As such, the payoff of the January 2016 credit facility was determined to be an extinguishment of the existing debt. As a result, we recorded a loss on the extinguishment of debt in the amount of $3,159 during 2017 in the line item “Loss on Extinguishment of Debt” in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income. The loss represented the write off of deferred financing fees related to the extinguished debt facilities and penalties fees related to the early payoff of several loans and capital leases.

 

Non-operating Income (Loss)

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company reported net non-operating gain of $1.1 and $1.0 million, respectively, comprised primarily of income from rental properties and gains on sale of scrap materials.

 

Foreign currency transaction gains and losses

 

Additionally, the Company recorded a cashless gain of $10.0 million associated with the revaluation of the Colombian peso and our U.S. dollar denominated net monetary liability position of $147.5 million in comparison to our Peso functional currency. The Peso revaluated 7% during the quarter. This is comparable with a gain in foreign currency transactions of $2.4 million during the first three months of 2017.

 

Interest Expense

 

Interest expense remained stable at $5.1 million. While the Company’s nominal amount of debt increased slightly during the first quarter of 2018, the effect was offset by one month of double interest expense on some of the Company’s debt that existed during the first quarter of 2017 and that was not repaid at the same time the proceeds from the bond offering were received as the Company sought a favorable foreign exchange rate to monetize the funds and repay such debt.

 

As a result of the foregoing, the Company recorded net income for the three months ended March 31, 2018 of $10.4 million compared to net income of $1.0 million in the three months ended March 31, 2017.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $30.6 million and $40.9 million, respectively. The primary difference between both periods is associated with the use of working capital required to support inventory purchases to be used during the following months and with the interest payment of our Senior notes during the quarter. The Company’s primary sources of liquidity to support its working capital needs and short term capital expenditures will be its readily available cash balance and cash flow generated from operating activities.

 

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On May 04, 2018, the Company completed the payment of the remaining $29 million purchase price for GM&P through the payment of $6 million of cash on hand, the execution of a $10 million junior subordinated note and the issuance of 1,238,095 ordinary shares. The note will have semi-annual interest-only payments at a fixed rate of 6% per annum and matures in March 2022. The 1,238,095 ordinary shares had an aggregate value of $13 million. This represented a price of $10.50 per share, or a 23% premium over the last sale price of the ordinary shares on the date of payment.

 

Cash Flow from Operations, Investing and Financing Activities

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2018     2017  
Cash Flow from Operating Activities   $ (10,212 )   $ 11,407  
Cash Flow from Investing Activities     (1,111 )     (3,387 )
Cash Flow from Financing Activities     (272 )     18,687  
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents     1,277       747  
Cash Balance - Beginning of Period     40,923       26,918  
Cash Balance - End of Period   $ 30,605     $ 54,372  

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, $10.2 million and $11.4 million were used in and provided by operating activities, respectively. The principal source of cash during the first quarter of 2017 is related to account receivables management. Accounts receivable provided $5.1 million and $15.2 million during the first quarters of 2018 and 2017, respectively as days sales outstanding using the last twelve-month average improved by 5 days between fiscal year end and March 31, 2018. It is expected that during periods of accelerated growth, accounts receivable may be the main source of operating cashflow.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2018, cash used in investing activities decreased to $1.1 million compared with $3.4 million during the same period of 2017. The reduction is associated with our Capital expenditures decreasing significantly as we expect that current installed capacity will be enough to service our backlog and expected sales through the year 2018 as well as a reduction in business acquisition activity while payment for the GM&P acquisition in 2017 is to be made during the second quarter of 2018 as described above in the Capital Resources and Liquidity section.

 

Cash provided by financing activities, decreased from $18.7 million during the first three months of 2017 to $0.3 million during the first three months of 2018. During the first quarter of 2017, the significant source of cash was associated to a U.S. dollar denominated, $210 million offering of a 5-year senior unsecured note at a coupon rate of 8.2% in the international debt capital markets under Rule 144A of the Securities Act to Qualified Institutional Buyers issued by the Company in January 23, 2017. The Company used approximately $182.2 million of the proceeds to repay outstanding indebtedness and as a result achieved a lower cost of debt and strengthened its capital structure given the non-amortizing structure of the new facility. Cash proceeds in excess of the amount used to pay down outstanding debt have been used to support ongoing growth and general corporate purposes.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

None

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

We are exposed to ongoing market risk related to changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates.

 

A rise in interest rates could negatively affect the cost of financing for a portion of our debt with variable interest rates. If interest rates were to increase over the next 12 months by 200 basis points, net earnings would decrease by approximately $0.2 million. Conversely, if interest rates were to decrease over the next 12 months by 200 basis points, net earnings would increase by approximately $0.2 million. We currently do not use derivative financial instruments to manage interest rate risk.

 

We are also subject to market risk due to changes in the value of foreign currencies in relation to our reporting currency, the U.S. dollar. Two of our subsidiaries with significant operations are based in Colombia, and primarily transact business in local currency. A significant portion of the revenues and costs of these subsidiaries are generally denominated in Colombian pesos, thereby mitigating some of the risk associated with changes in foreign exchange rates. As of the three months ended March 31, 2018, a 1% devaluation of the Colombian Peso would result in our quarterly revenues decreasing by $0.2 million and our expenses decreasing by approximately $0.4 million, resulting in a $0.2 million increase to net earnings during the quarter. A strengthening of the Colombian Peso by 1% would increase our quarterly revenues by $0.2 million and expenses by $0.4 million resulting in $0.2 lower earnings during the quarter.

 

Similarly, a significant portion of the monetary assets and liabilities of these subsidiaries are generally denominated in US Dollars, while their functional currency is the Colombian peso, thereby resulting in gains or losses from remeasurement of assets and liabilities using end of period spot exchange rate. These subsidiaries have both monetary assets and monetary liabilities denominated in US Dollars, thereby mitigating some of the risk associated with changes in foreign exchange rate. However, the Colombian subsidiaries’ US Dollar denominated monetary liabilities exceed their monetary assets by $147.4 million, such that a 1% devaluation of the Colombian peso will result in a loss of $1.5 million recorded in the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Operations. Conversely, an appreciation of the peso would result in a gain to be recorded as a Foreign exchange gain within the consolidated statement of operations (based on the same relation of monetary assets and liabilities).

 

Additionally, the results of the foreign subsidiaries have to be translated into US Dollar, our reporting currency, in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. The currency translation of the financial statements using different exchange rates, as appropriate, for different parts of the financial statements generates a translation adjustment which is recorded within other comprehensive income on the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income and Consolidated Balance Sheet.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We performed 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 Tecnoglass, Inc.´s design and operating effectiveness of the internal controls over financial reporting 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 our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, were effective as of March 31, 2018, in order to provide reasonable assurance that the information disclosed in our reports is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and to provide reasonable assurance that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, 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.

 

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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.

 

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 March 31, 2018, 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/ Santiago Giraldo
    Santiago Giraldo
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal financial and accounting officer)
     
Date: May 9, 2018    

 

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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)) 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: May 9, 2018

 

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

 

 
 

 

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL 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)) 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: May 9, 2018

 

  /s/ Santiago Giraldo
  Santiago Giraldo
  Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal financial and accounting officer)

 

 
 

 

EXHIBIT 32

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Tecnoglass Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q, for the period ended March 31, 2018 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 May 9, 2018

 

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