WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--FRMO Corp. (the “Company” or “FRMO”) (OTC Pink: FRMO) today reported its financial results for the 2017 second quarter, which ended November 30, 2016 (May Fiscal Year).
FRMO’s book value was $106.7 million ($2.43 per share on a fully diluted basis) as of November 30, 2016, compared with $99.8 million ($2.27 per share) as of May 31, 2016, the prior fiscal year-end. Current assets, comprised primarily of cash and equivalents and investments available for sale, amounted to $96.6 million as of November 30, 2016, and $90.3 million as of May 31, 2016. Total liabilities were $14.9 million as of November 30, 2016, compared to $15.2 million as of May 31, 2016, the majority of each being deferred taxes.
FRMO’s net income was $412,901 ($0.01 per share basic and diluted) for the three months ended November 30, 2016 compared with $1,441,808 ($0.03 per share basic and diluted) for the quarter ended November 30, 2015. For the six months ended November 30, 2016, constituting the first half of the current fiscal year ending May 31, 2017, net income was $834,854 ($0.02 per share basic and diluted) compared to $2,602,913 ($0.06 per share basic and diluted) for the same period in the prior year.
Comprehensive income (loss) was $1,690,344, or $0.04 per share basic and diluted, for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to $(2,532,268), or ($0.06) per share basic and diluted, for the same period in the prior year. For the six months ended November 30, 2016, comprehensive income (loss) was $3,592,570 or $0.08 per share basic and diluted, compared to $(4,616,292), or ($0.11) per share basic and diluted, for the same period in the prior year.
Further details are available in the Quarterly Report of the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the quarter ended November 30, 2016. These statements have been filed on the OTC Markets Group Disclosure and News Services (DNS), which may be accessed at www.otcmarkets.com/stock/FRMO/filings. These documents are also available on the FRMO web site at www.frmocorp.com.
Murray Stahl, Chairman and CEO, and Steven Bregman, President and CFO, will host a conference call on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. ET. Only questions submitted to email@example.com before 1:00 p.m. on the day of the call will be considered. The call can be accessed by dialing 1-888-576-4398 (domestic toll free) or 719-457-2716 (international toll) and entering the following conference ID: 5882335. A replay will be available from 7:15 p.m. on the day of the teleconference until Thursday, February 16, 2017. To listen to the archived call, dial 1-888-203-1112 (domestic toll free) or 1-719-457-0820 (international toll), and enter conference ID number 5882335.
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|November 30,||May 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||49,617||$||49,092|
|Investments, available for sale, at fair value||44,677||39,198|
|Total Current Assets||96,589||90,284|
|Investment in OneChicago LLC||246||246|
|Investment in Digital Currency Group Inc.||76||76|
|Investment in CNSX Markets, Inc.||243||243|
|Investment in Miami International Holdings, Inc.||250||250|
|Investment in National Stock Exchange Holdings, Inc.||249||-|
|Investment in The Bermuda Stock Exchange||2,710||2,642|
|Investment in Horizon Kinetics LLC||11,066||10,880|
|Participation in Horizon Kinetics LLC revenue stream||10,200||10,200|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Securities sold, not yet purchased||$||3,574||$||4,412|
|Deferred Tax Liability||6,163||5,820|
|Other current liabilities||204||183|
|Total Current Liabilities||9,941||10,415|
|Deferred Tax Liability - non-current||4,963||4,753|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity||$||121,629||$||114,960|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income|
|(amounts in thousands, except share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|November 30,||November 30,||November 30,||November 30,|
|Consultancy and advisory fees||$||453||$||578||$||955||$||1,268|
Income from investment partnerships and limited liability companies
|Income from unconsolidated subsidiary||39||20||68||29|
|Income from Operations||675||2,582||1,258||4,731|
|Provision for Income Taxes||242||1,140||343||2,128|
|Less net income attributable to noncontrolling interests||20||-||80||-|
|Net Income Attributable to FRMO Corporation||$||413||$||1,442||$||835||$||2,603|
|Diluted Net Income per Common Share||$||0.01||$||0.03||$||0.02||$||0.06|
|Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding|
About FRMO Corp.
FRMO Corp. invests in and receives revenues based upon consulting and advisory fee interests in the asset management sector.
FRMO has 43,953,155 shares of common stock outstanding as of November 30, 2016.
For more information, visit our Web site at www.frmocorp.com.
Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995—With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words like “believe,” “expect” and “anticipate” mean that these are our best estimates as of this writing, but that there can be no assurances that expected or anticipated results or events will actually take place, so our actual future results could differ significantly from those statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: our ability to maintain our competitive advantages, the general economics of the financial industry, our ability to finance growth, our ability to identify and close acquisitions on terms favorable to the Company, and a sustainable market.