FRMO Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Conference Call

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--()--FRMO Corp. (the “Company” or “FRMO”) (OTC Pink: FRMO) today reported its financial results for the 2016 second quarter, which ended November 30, 2015 (May Fiscal Year).

Financial Highlights

FRMO’s book value was $97.9 million ($2.23 per share) as of November 30, 2015, compared with $102.2 million ($2.34 per share) as of May 31, 2015, the prior fiscal year-end. Cash and cash equivalents amounted to $50.7 million as of November 30, 2015, versus $44.7 million as of May 31, 2015. Total liabilities were $15.7 million as of November 30, 2015, compared to $16.5 million as of May 31, 2015, the majority of each being deferred taxes.

FRMO’s net income was $1,441,808 ($0.03 per share basic and diluted) for the three months ended November 30, 2015, up from $1,061,110 ($0.02 per share basic and diluted) for the same quarter of 2014. For the six months ended November 30, 2015, constituting the first half of the current fiscal year ending May 31, 2016, net income was $2,602,913 ($0.06 per share basic and diluted) up from $1,828,639 ($0.04 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, 2015. 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.

Conference Call

Murray Stahl, Chairman and CEO, and Steven Bregman, President and CFO, will host a conference call on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. ET. Only questions submitted to info@frmocorp.com before 2:00 p.m. on the day of the call will be considered. The call can be accessed by dialing 1-888-481-2877 (domestic toll free) or 1-719-325-2491 (international toll) and entering the following conference ID: 7834541. A replay will be available from 7:15 p.m. on the day of the teleconference until Thursday, February 18, 2016. 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 7834541.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets    
(in thousands)
November 30, May 31,
2015 2015
 
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 50,679 $ 44,745
Investments, available for sale, at fair value 37,558 48,008
Other   1,180   1,743
Total Current Assets 89,417 94,496
Investment in Horizon Kinetics LLC 11,011 11,200
Participation in Horizon Kinetics LLC revenue stream 10,200 10,200
Investment in The Bermuda Stock Exchange 2,668 2,639
Investment in OneChicago LLC 246 -
Other assets   52   138
Total Assets $ 113,594 $ 118,673
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Deferred Tax Liability $ 7,034 $ 10,286
Other current liabilities   4,391   1,949
Total Current Liabilities 11,425 12,235
Deferred Tax Liability - non-current   4,284   4,274
Total Liabilities 15,709 16,509
Stockholders' Equity   97,885   102,164
 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 113,594 $ 118,673
 
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,
  2015     2014     2015     2014
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Revenue:
Consultancy and advisory fees $ 578 $ 799 $ 1,268 $ 1,721
Income (loss) from investment partnerships
and limited liability companies 1,866 196 2,679 335
Income from unconsolidated subsidiary 20 30 29 61
Other   304   686   1,110   1,116
Total Revenue 2,768 1,711 5,086 3,233
Total Expenses   186   135   355   358
 
Income from Operations 2,582 1,576 4,731 2,875
Provision for Income Taxes   1,140   515   2,128   1,046
 
Net Income $ 1,442 $ 1,061 $ 2,603 $ 1,829
 
Diluted Earnings per Common Share $ 0.03 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.04
 
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
Basic 43,733,375 43,670,405 43,730,751 43,587,171
Diluted 43,893,085 44,136,652 43,893,796 44,047,816
 

About FRMO Corp.

FRMO Corp. invests in and receives revenues based upon consulting and advisory fee interests in the asset management sector.

FRMO has 43,813,155 shares of common stock outstanding.

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.

Further information on our risk factors is contained in our quarterly and annual reports as filed on our website www.frmocorp.com and on www.otcmarkets.com/stock/FRMO/filings.

Contacts

FRMO Corp.
Thérèse Byars, 646-495-7337
Corporate Secretary
tbyars@frmocorp.com
www.frmocorp.com

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Release Summary

FRMO Corp. today reported its financial results for the 2016 second quarter ended November 30, 2015. A conference call is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 4:15 PM.

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