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DALLAS, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (OTCQX: CRSS) ("Crossroads" or the "Company"), a holding company focused on investing in businesses that promote economic vitality and community development, reported financial results for its fiscal third quarter 2021 ended July 31, 2021.

Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Gross origination fees associated with Payment Protection Program ("PPP") loans totaled $465.6 million for the quarter. Net of cost of fees and margin split with loan service providers, the Company recorded $178.3 million in operating income from origination fees during the third fiscal quarter.
  • Capital Plus Financial, a designated CDFI, issued and approved 389,254 PPP loans to small business owners and independent contractors through the program's term. An additional 82,782 applications were withdrawn due to insufficient data or other reasons identified during Capital Plus Financial's rigorous review process. Of the loans issued and approved where identifying information was provided, 87% were disbursed to minority small business owners and individuals with an average loan size of $15,900.
  • Added $4.7 million in new single-family mortgage loan balance during the fiscal third quarter.
  • The Company's mortgage portfolio grew to $132.7 million from $125.2 million for the comparative period in 2020.
  • The serious delinquency rate as of the period ended July 31, 2021 was 0.79%, compared to 1.38% at the end of the same period in 2020. The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) reported a single-family serious delinquency rate of 1.74% as of the period ended July 31, 2021. The serious delinquency rate is based on the number of mortgage loans that are three monthly payments or more past due or in the process of foreclosure.
  • Held 102 properties in inventory compared to 119 at the same time in 2020. As of July 31, 2021, gross inventory was $10.6 million compared to $10.5 million as of July 31, 2020. The Company is looking to build inventory to not only meet current demand but also to plan for renovated housing units going forward.

Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues increased 4,638% to $486.6 million, up from $10.3 million in the comparative 2020 period. The substantial increase in total revenues was primarily due to an increase in other revenues during the period. Other revenues include processing fees the Company earned from originating PPP loans during the quarter ended July 31, 2021. The Company earned fees from the program totaling approximately $465.6 million for the quarter.
  • Total property sales income was $6.1 million for the quarter compared to $7.1 million for the same period in 2020. The decrease in property sales income for the quarter was primarily due to a lack of inventory resulting in a lower number of homes being available for sale during the period.
  • Total interest income increased 377% to $14.9 million, up from $3.1 million in the comparative 2020 period. The increase in interest income was the result of growth in the total mortgage note receivable portfolio during the period and the addition of PPP loans to the portfolio.
  • Operating income increased 11,366% to $165.6 million, up from $1.3 million in the same period in 2020. The substantial increase in operating income was primarily due to the previously disclosed origination fees associated with the Company's participation in the PPP loan program.
  • Cash EPS (operating income less income to non-controlling interests) was $21.26 compared to $0.19 for the comparative period in 2020. The Company booked $38.5 million of state and federal income tax expense during period.
  • Book value as reported was $61.6 million, or $10.31 per share. Adjusted book value including $1.2 million of subordinated debt totaled $62.8 million, or $10.51 per share.
  • As of July 31, 2021, the Company held a cash balance of $291.5 million compared to $2.1 million as of October 31, 2020.

Fiscal Nine Months Ended July 31, 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues increased 3,435% to $970.5 million, up from $27.4 million in the comparative 2020 period. The substantial increase in total revenues was primarily due to an increase in other revenues during the period.
  • Total property sales income was $16.7 million compared to $17.7 million for the same period in 2020. The decrease in property sales income for the quarter was primarily due to fewer completed homes being available for sale during the period.
  • Total interest income increased 155% to $23.8 million, up from $9.3 million in the comparative 2020 period. The increase in interest income was the result of growth in the total mortgage note receivable portfolio during the period and the addition of PPP loans to the portfolio.
  • Operating income increased 7,670% to $317.1 million, up from $4.1 million in the same period in 2020. The substantial increase in operating income was primarily due to origination fees associated with the Company's participation in the PPP loan program.
  • Cash EPS (operating income less income to non-controlling interests) was $45.48 compared to $0.51 for the comparative period in 2020. The Company booked $70.0 million of state and federal income tax expense during the period, of which only $49.0 million is payable. The company has fully utilized its non-operating tax losses of $103.0 million.

Management Commentary

"In the fiscal third quarter we continued the important work of bringing financial aid to small businesses across the country. More recently, we've also taken major steps in laying the groundwork for the future direction of our organization," said Eric A. Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer of Crossroads Systems. "With the official conclusion of the Paycheck Protection Program in May, we issued and approved nearly 400,000 loans and generated nearly a billion dollars in origination fees, both of which are monumental achievements that have irrevocably changed our business and impacted the lives of many Americans. From here, we are now transitioning to loan forgiveness; to-date we have received approximately 85,000 applications and are working diligently in direct partnership with the SBA to address these requests as efficiently as we can.

"This generational experience has renewed and expanded our commitment to Crossroads' core mission of providing financial aid and services to minority communities that have been historically underbanked and unrepresented. Our recently announced strategic relationship with Enhanced Capital Group, a National Impact lender, enables us to further that mission on a much greater scale, providing flexible lending solutions to small businesses throughout the U.S., making our Capital Plus Financial subsidiary one of the nation's most impactful CDFI's. In just a few short months we've been able to accumulate significant financial resources, build meaningful new partnerships, and attract talented leadership, which, together, will allow us to accelerate our growth trajectory and realize our vision of a more equitable financial future for all."

About Crossroads Systems

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

Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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

©2021 Crossroads Systems, Inc., Crossroads and Crossroads Systems are registered trademarks of Crossroads Systems, Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Company Contact:

Crossroads Systems

IR@crossroads.com 

Investor Relations Contact:

Gateway Investor Relations

Matt Glover and Tom Colton

CRSS@gatewayir.com

(949) 574-3860

Press/Media Contact:

dovetail solutions

Andy Boian

aboian@dovetailsolutions.com

(720) 221-9211

 

CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS









          ASSETS

July 31,

2021



October 31,

2020

CURRENT ASSETS







Cash and cash equivalents

$    291,475,025



$    2,127,059

Restricted cash

284,724,674



3,004,051

Interest and PPP loan fees receivable

15,201,285



930,871

Current portion of notes receivable

388,894



1,527,234

Current portion of other notes receivable

3,685



7,014

Inventory

10,606,419



10,544,236

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

305,195



411,645

Total current assets

602,705,177



18,552,110









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

130,339,924



127,304,450

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

1,442,244



1,583,761

PPP LOAN RECEIVABLES

6,147,231,676



-

GOODWILL

18,566,966



18,566,966

DEFERRED TAX ASSET

-



18,300,334

OTHER NON-CURRENT ASSETS

132,673



-









TOTAL ASSETS

$  6,900,418,660



$ 184,307,621









          LIABILITIES AND EQUITY







CURRENT LIABILITIES







Accounts payable

$           249,095



$       222,610

Accrued liabilities

254,328,624



353,901

Escrow liabilities

2,490,500



2,886,249

   Income tax payable

48,243,336



-

Current portion of credit facilities

26,693,660



75,694,845

Current portion of other note payable (subordinated)

49,003



191,337

Current portion of acquisition notes payable

623,793



2,495,172

Total current liabilities

332,678,011



81,844,114









CREDIT FACILITIES, net of current maturities

73,281,866



39,481,435

OTHER NOTE PAYABLE, net of current maturities (subordinated)

1,144,235



1,144,234

ACQUISITION NOTES PAYABLE, net of current maturities

8,408,912



10,582,769

PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN 

376,800



376,800

FED PPPLF CREDIT FACILITY

6,422,368,421



-

OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

594,715



407,091

TOTAL LIABILITIES

6,838,852,960



133,836,443









EQUITY







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







authorized, 5,971,994 shares issued and outstanding

5,972



5,972

Additional paid in capital

3,816,349



242,471,412

Accumulated deficit

39,692,893



(210,057,986)

Crossroads Systems, Inc. stockholders' equity

43,515,214



32,419,398

Non-controlling interests

18,050,485



18,051,780

TOTAL EQUITY

61,565,699



50,471,178









TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$  6,900,418,660



$ 184,307,621

 

CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS







For the Three Months Ended 



July 31, 2021



July 31, 2020

REVENUES







Interest income

$    14,910,841



3,125,498

Property sales

6,092,931



7,132,600

Other revenue

465,610,289



12,881

Total revenues

486,614,061



10,270,979









COSTS AND EXPENSES







Interest expense

5,576,284



1,271,583

Cost of properties sold

5,391,903



6,298,319

General and administrative

290,766,066



513,128

Salaries and wages

19,204,171



743,053

Total costs and expenses

320,938,424



8,826,083









Income from operations

165,675,637



1,444,896









OTHER EXPENSES







Interest expense

(111,250)



(155,626)

Total other expenses

(111,250)



(155,626)









Income before income tax provision

165,564,387



1,289,270









INCOME TAX PROVISION

(38,452,695)



(152,446)









NET INCOME

127,111,692



1,136,824

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(155,773)



(157,068)









NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTERESTS

$  126,955,919



$       979,756









Earnings (loss) per share:















Cash income attributable to common shareholders

126,955,919



1,132,202

Weighted average shares outstanding

5,971,994



5,971,994

Cash income per share

$            21.26



$            0.19

 

CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS



















For the Nine Months Ended 



Increase/(Decrease)



July 31, 2021



July 31, 2020



$



%

REVENUES















Interest income

$    23,777,722



$    9,339,624



$  14,438,098



154.6%

Property sales

16,733,791



17,736,312



(1,002,521)



-5.7%

Other revenue

929,984,144



378,249



929,605,895



245765.6%

Total revenues

970,495,657



27,454,185



943,041,472



3435.0%

















COSTS AND EXPENSES















Interest expense

9,134,509



4,356,322



4,778,187



109.7%

Cost of properties sold

14,468,546



15,425,606



(957,060)



-6.2%

General and administrative

609,024,279



1,487,181



607,537,098



40851.6%

Salaries and wages

20,731,003



2,103,878



18,627,125



885.4%

Total costs and expenses

653,358,337



23,372,987



629,985,350



2695.4%

















Income from operations

317,137,320



4,081,198



313,056,122



7670.7%

















OTHER EXPENSES















Interest expense

(372,859)



(550,947)



178,088



-32.3%

Other income/(expenses)

3,447,921



-



3,447,921



0%

Total other expenses

3,075,062



(550,947)



3,626,009



-658.1%

















Income before income tax provision

320,212,382



3,530,251



316,682,131



8970.5%

















INCOME TAX PROVISION

(69,991,591)



(448,398)



(69,543,193)



15509.3%

















NET INCOME

250,220,791



3,081,853



247,138,938



8019.2%

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(469,910)



(472,931)



3,021



-0.6%

















NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTERESTS

$  249,750,881



$    2,608,922



$ 247,141,959



9473.0%

















Earnings (loss) per share:































Cash income attributable to common shareholders

271,594,104



3,057,320



268,536,784



8783.4%

Weighted average shares outstanding

5,971,994



5,971,994



-



0.0%

Cash income per share

$            45.48



$            0.51



$          44.97



8783.4%

 

CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS





As of July 31, 2021



As of July 31, 2020









CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES







Net income

$      250,220,790



$     3,081,853

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash







used in operating activities:







Loss on derivative related activity

(105,702)



(105,702)

Stock based compensation

224,697



42,496

Amortization of deferred financing fees

(132,673)



22,993

Provision for income taxes

18,300,334



448,398

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







Account & Interest receivable

(14,270,414)



181

Notes receivable (Mortgages, other and PPP)

(6,148,983,964)



(5,292,267)

Inventory

(62,183)



852,188

Prepaids and other assets

106,450



27,158

Accounts payable

26,485



70,931

Accrued liabilities

302,511,385



(13,445)

Escrow liabilities

(395,749)



(872,724)

Net cash used in operating activities

(5,592,560,544)



(1,737,940)









CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES







Preferred equity contributions

-



2,500,000

Preferred equity dividend distributions

(471,206)



(472,931)

Common equity distributions

(238,879,760)



-

Paycheck Protection Program loan

-



376,800

Borrowings on credit facilities, net

2,752,674



19,157,858

Principal payments on credit facilities

(17,953,429)



(16,911,620)

Principal payments on other notes payable

(142,333)



(133,399)

Principal payments on acquisition note payable

(4,045,236)



(1,224,684)

Principal payments on participations in mortgage notes and other receivables

-



800,085

Proceeds from the federal reserve PPP credit facility

6,422,368,421



-

      Net cash provided by financing activities

6,163,629,132



4,092,109









Net change in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

571,068,589



421,781

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

5,131,110



1,656,114

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$      576,199,699



$     2,077,895









SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION







Cash paid for interest

$          4,289,921



$     5,087,850

 

Fiscal Third Quarter

Shareholder Report for

the Three Months Ended

July 31, 2021

Crossroads Systems, Inc.

Delaware                        74-284664  

(State of Incorporation)  (IRS Employer Identification No.)

8214 Westchester Drive

Suite 950

Dallas, TX 75225

(Address of principal executive office)

(214) 999-0149

(Company's telephone number)

Common Stock

$0.001 Par Value

Trading Symbol: CRSS

Trading Market: OTCQB

75,000,000 Common Shares Authorized

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

Dear Shareholder:

As I write to you today, we find ourselves seemingly on the other side of what has been an eventful 18 months for everyone. And while we are closely monitoring developments and the potential impact from the surging COVID-19 Delta variant, it does seem like there's light at the end of the tunnel to eventually return to some semblance of normalcy. Stepping back to a year and a half ago, this was not the case. Nearly all of us in some capacity were either fearing for our friends, families, or at-risk loved ones, and many others were also forced to contend with a potential loss of livelihood.

As an enterprise equally devoted to providing positive social impact as well as financial performance, we recognized that we had a role to play in helping Americans navigate through this generational crisis and that we were well equipped as a community development financial institution, or CDFI, to lead the charge for the Paycheck Protection Program's second draw. With the program's conclusion in May, we now have an opportunity to take a look back at what we were able to accomplish in that time and also to evaluate what's next.

In just a few short months, along with our community bank referral partners and partners at Blueacorn, we issued and approved nearly 400,000 loans and generated nearly a billion dollars in origination fees, both of which are monumental achievements that have irrevocably changed our business and impacted the lives of many Americans.

Equally important to this program were our efforts to ensure that the funds were dispersed to the people and businesses that met all necessary qualifications. We have gone through painstaking and patient detail with borrowers to try and give them every opportunity to provide the required information which is a differentiated approach than most banks would be willing to undertake. At the same time, our approval process was both rigorous and secure. Though we leaned heavily on our loan service providers for support on the front end, we were thorough in reviewing applications on the back end, using four layers of identity verification in comparison to most lenders' one or two. This investment in KYC or 'know your customers' substantially reduced fraud, which is evidenced by a negligible rate of active fraud cases of less than .0025%. Throughout the term of the program, we cumulatively detected, reported, and stopped over 80,000 applications that were withdrawn due to insufficient data or other reasons.

From here, we are now transitioning from loan origination to forgiveness. Today, we have already received approximately 85,000 applications for forgiveness and are working diligently in direct partnership with the SBA to address these requests as efficiently as we can. With the SBA's direct forgiveness online portal and dedicated helpline now available for any previously issued loans under $150,000, we plan to direct our portfolio to these resources and are aiming to have outstanding requests materially addressed over the next 90 days. We are grateful to the SBA for their partnership and assistance in making this process as seamless as possible for such a large number of requests. To date, not a single one of the applicants we have worked with has been turned away. The work does not simply stop at loaning money to businesses in need; we must find ways to educate, mentor, and ensure these businesses stabilize and thrive once the economy recovers.

While the SBA loan program has admittedly taken much of our focus over the last few months, throughout this process we have remained committed to our core mission of providing housing and loan opportunities to the low-income, largely Hispanic population in Texas. Like the rest of the U.S. housing market, Texas residential real estate remains extremely tight; inventory is hard to come by and houses that do arrive on the market are sold quickly. In response, we have been actively evaluating new markets for growth and expanding our geographic footprint. In McAllen, TX, one of our relatively recent expansion markets, we've made strides with new home development activity, and we are moving quickly to add more inventory. Still, we hope to build a larger base of homes in the quarters ahead and will be watching the market closely to identify potential opportunities that meet our criteria. 

With the government lending program entering its sunset period, and our housing business well managed and capitalized, we've had an opportunity to reevaluate what the future of Crossroads might look like going forward. What we've long known is that the US banking system is a woefully inefficient at servicing independent contractors. On both ends of the spectrum, either a self-employed person trying to get a mortgage or a gig economy worker just trying to get a small loan, the current infrastructure is not doing enough to support these people. Over the last few years, Capital Plus Financial has developed into a go-to lender for housing loans for the underbanked population in Texas. While we knew we were making a difference – helping many families secure their first homes and providing opportunities for communities that so often faced closed doors when they tried to make a way for themselves – we've also been aware that there was potential for so much more. And thanks to the massive success of the SBA program, we're now in a position to do more.

Looking ahead, we are very excited about the next chapter for Crossroads.  We see substantial opportunity to represent the premier, diversified impact credit platform in the public markets in Capital Plus Financial.  As one of the only publicly traded non-bank CDFIs, our PPP experience has catapulted us from a single asset and regional focus to a national platform with hundreds of thousands of borrowers across multiple lines of business. As we've noted before, we focus our business on a "double bottom line" result: creating significant, tangible impact across all we do, and generating strong returns on tangible common equity for our shareholders.  There are firms that attempt the former, and those that attempt the latter, but we believe our combination of both will distinguish us in the quarters and years to come.

Relatedly, this morning we announced a strategic relationship with Enhanced Capital Group ("ECG"), a national impact lender, to deploy flexible capital to women and minority owned small businesses, small businesses located in underserved areas, and to renewable energy and community redevelopment projects across the country.  Like CPF, Enhanced Capital Group has multi-decade track record achieving double bottom line results across a wide array of end markets. Under this partnership, both Crossroads and ECG will be combining their respective impact footprints and diversifying product and service offerings to deliver capital to areas including underserved and low-income communities at an unprecedented scale. In practice, ECG will originate its future production on our balance sheet in exchange for a management fee and incentive fee, providing a win-win for both organizations.

We expect ECG-originated assets, in aggregate and with proper financing in place, to yield in excess of 20% return on equity for Crossroads, while dramatically expanding our impact footprint.  ECG will also help CPF raise additional low cost funding in the debt and preferred equity markets, which should allow ECG to tap into its billion dollar pipeline to deploy a diversified pool of impact products across the U.S. Put plainly, this agreement sets up our CPF subsidiary as one of the nation's most impactful, institutionally-backed CDFI's in the nation.

At a high level, partnering with ECG will enable us to further our mission on a much greater scale, geographically and thematically, providing flexible lending solutions to small businesses throughout the U.S. Whereas our ability to reach the underbanked community was previously centralized to strategic locales in the state of Texas with a specific demographic makeup, the ECG partnership allows us to expand our reach to much of the continental United States; ECG and its affiliates have deployed approximately $4 billion since inception, with employees in 10 states and investments in 37, including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Expanding our reach to new markets is an important step in our mission to help a larger segment of the population.

To aid in CPF's expanded mission, we've appointed former Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiruvendran "Thiru" Vignarajah as CEO. Thiru is a talented operator with a world-class background and a passion for solving the issue of inequity in the financial system and being a champion for the less fortunate. I look forward to working with him closely as we aim to become a market-leading, ethically mandated private credit provider.

With this agreement now in place, we intend to explore uplifting onto a national exchange in coming quarters. The Crossroads story and mandate has no doubt broadened; we can now provide aid and services on a national level. Coupled with the financial strength of our operations, the timing is right for us to increase our access to institutional capital and to tell our story to a larger audience that's now aligned with our future growth plans. I look forward to sharing further updates in the near future.

In just a few short months we've been able to accumulate significant financial resources, build meaningful new strategic partnerships, and attract talented leadership, which, together, will allow us to accelerate our growth trajectory and realize our vision of a more equitable financial future for all.

Saludos Cordiales,

Eric A. Donnelly

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