Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (Nasdaq: JVA) (the “Company” or “Coffee Holding Company”) today announced its operating results for the three months ended January 31, 2019.
Net Sales. Net sales totaled $23,633,811 for the three months ended January 31, 2019, an increase of $1,550,592, or 7%, from $22,083,219 for the three months ended January 31, 2018. The increase in net sales reflects the continued integration of the Steep & Brew business into the Company’s sales mix.
Cost of Sales. Cost of sales for the three months ended January 31, 2019 was $19,064,767, or 80.7% of net sales, as compared to $18,287,657, or 82.8% of net sales, for the three months January 31, 2018. Cost of sales consists primarily of the cost of green coffee and packaging materials and realized and unrealized gains or losses on hedging activity. The increase in cost of sales was due to the Company’s increased sales and sales generated by the Steep & Brew acquisition which results were not included in the three months ended January 31, 2018, also the increased cost of steel cans due to the increased tariffs partially offset by the lower cost of green coffee beans.