FRMO Corp. Announces Results for Fiscal 2014

Extends invitation to attend Annual Meeting in NYC August 26

ELMSFORD, N.Y.--()--FRMO Corp. (the “Company” or “FRMO”) (OTC Pink:FRMO) today reported its financial results for its 2014 Fiscal Year, which ended May 31, 2014.

Financial Highlights

FRMO’s 2014 Shareholders’ Equity increased by $10.68 million to $94.05 million ($2.16 per share) at May 31, 2014, from $83.37 million ($1.93 per share) at May 31, 2013. Current assets, comprised primarily of cash and equivalents and investments available for sale, amounted to $86.52 million as of May 31, 2014 and $74.71 million as of May 31, 2013. Total liabilities were $16.39 million as of May 31, 2014, compared to $12.65 million as of May 31, 2013, the majority of each being deferred taxes.

Income from operations for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2014 was $6,677,768, down from $16,799,618 for the same period in the prior year. The decrease is primarily attributable to the one-time gain of $10,057,232 in 2013 from FRMO’s exchange of product specific revenue interests in products managed by Horizon Kinetics LLC (“HK”) for a 4.199% interest in the gross revenues of HK.

Comprehensive income for the year, which includes unrealized gains, was $8,933,826, down from $14,113,860, including net income of $3,872,747 ($0.09 per share basic and diluted), as compared to $10,319,964 ($0.26 per share basic and diluted) for the same period in the prior year. The decrease is primarily attributable to the one-time gain of $10,057,232 in 2013 as described above.

Further details are available in the Annual Report of the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended May 31, 2014. 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.

Annual Meeting Invitation

The Chairman, President, and Board of Directors of FRMO Corp. cordially invite shareholders to attend its Annual Meeting at which they will review the Fiscal 2014 financial results and the outlook for the future. The board members will be available to answer questions and look forward to meeting you. The Annual Meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3PM
The Harvard Club
35 West 44th Street
New York, NY

Admission to the FRMO Annual Meeting is limited to stockholders who owned Common Stock as of the close of business on July 15, 2014, the record date or their duly appointed proxies, and one guest. Proof of ownership of FRMO stock and valid government-issued photo identification must be presented in order to be admitted to the Annual Meeting. Each guest must present a valid government-issued photo identification. If your shares are held in the name of a bank, broker, or other holder of record, you must bring a brokerage statement or other proof of ownership (or the equivalent proof of ownership as of the close of business on the record date of the stockholder who granted you the proxy). If your shares are held in certificate form, ownership will be verified by consulting the list of Registered Shareholders as of the record date. Registration will begin at 2:00 p.m. No cameras, recording equipment, electronic devices, large bags, briefcases, or packages will be permitted in the Annual Meeting. Dress code for the Harvard Club is business casual (no jeans, sneakers or athletic wear permitted).

                 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
 
May 31, May 31,
2014 2013
 
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $   27,257 $   26,525
Investments, available for sale, at fair value 58,670 47,306
Other     595     874
Total Current Assets 86,522 74,705
Participation receivable
Investment in unconsolidated limited liability company 11,214 10,974
Participation in Horizon Kinetics revenue stream 10,200 10,200
Investment in The Bermuda Stock Exchange 2,371 -
Other assets     138     138
Total Assets $   110,445 $   96,017
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Deferred Tax Liability $ 9,016 $ 5,852
Redeemable preferred stock - 50
Other current liabilities     3,140     2,510
Total Current Liabilities 12,156 8,412
Deferred Tax Liability - non-current     4,238     4,238
Total Liabilities 16,394 12,650
Stockholders' Equity     94,051     83,367
 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $   110,445 $   96,017
 
               
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(amounts in thousands, except share data)
Year Ended
May 31, May 31,
2014 2013
 
Revenue:
Consultancy and advisory fees $ 4,799 $ 2,418
Income (loss) from investment partnerships

and limited liability companies

1,215 2,741
Gain on exchange of product specific revenue interests - 10,057
Gain on transfer of revenue interest - 511
Other   1,587   1,940
Total Revenue 7,601 17,667
Total Expenses   923   867
 
Income from Operations 6,678 16,800
Provision for Income Taxes   2,805   6,480
 
Net Income $ 3,873 $ 10,320
 
Diluted Earnings per Common Share $ 0.09 $ 0.26
 
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
Basic 43,304,197 39,280,354
Diluted 43,713,044 39,422,065
 

About FRMO Corp.

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

FRMO has 43,504,712 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

Release Summary

FRMO Corp. reports financial results for its 2014 Fiscal Year, which ended May 31, 2014. The company invites shareholders to attend its Annual Meeting on August 26, 2014.

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Contacts

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