FRMO Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2015 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 2015 third quarter, which ended February 28, 2015 (May Fiscal Year).

Financial Highlights

FRMO’s 2015 book value was $98.8 million ($2.26 per share) as of February 28, 2015, compared with $94.0 million ($2.16 per share) as of May 31, 2014, the prior fiscal year-end. Current assets, comprised primarily of cash and equivalents and investments available for sale, amounted to $90.8 million as of February 28, 2015, and $86.5 million as of May 31, 2014. Total liabilities were $16.1 million as of February 28, 2015, compared to $16.4 million as of May 31, 2014, the majority of each being deferred taxes.

FRMO’s 2015 net income for the three months ended February 28, 2015 was $1,328,204 ($0.03 per share basic and diluted) up from $304,103 ($0.01 per share basic and diluted) for the same period in 2014. Income from operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $2,047,023, compared to $1,731,675, for the same period in the prior year. Comprehensive income for the same periods, which includes unrealized investment losses, was $175,768, down from $3,151,009.

Net income for the nine months ended February 28, 2015 was $3,156,843 ($0.07 per share, basic and diluted) up from $2,758,091 ($0.06 per share, basic and diluted) in the prior year. Income from operations for the nine months ended February 28, 2015 was $4,921,886 compared to $5,355,635 for the same period in the prior year. Comprehensive income for the same periods, which includes unrealized investment losses, was $3,068,178 down from $7,671,193.

Further details are available in the Quarterly Report of the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the quarter ended February 28, 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, April 21, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. ET. The call can be accessed by dialing 1-888-576-4398 (domestic toll free) or 719-457-2727 (international toll) and entering the following conference ID: 2569316. A replay will be available from 7:15 p.m. on the day of the teleconference until May 21, 2015. To listen to the archived call, dial 1-888-203-1112 (domestic toll free) or 719-457-0820 (international toll), and enter conference ID number 2569316.

       
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
February 28,

May 31,

2015 2014
(Unaudited)
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 41,827 $   27,257
Investments, available for sale, at fair value 48,445 58,670
Other   541     595
Total Current Assets 90,813 86,522
Investment in Horizon Kinetics LLC 11,137 11,214
Participation in Horizon Kinetics LLC revenue stream 10,200 10,200
Investment in The Bermuda Stock Exchange 2,618 2,371
Other assets   138     138
Total Assets $ 114,906 $   110,445
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Deferred Tax Liability $ 9,033 $ 9,016
Other current liabilities   2,816     3,140
Total Current Liabilities 11,849 12,156
Deferred Tax Liability - non-current   4,266     4,238
Total Liabilities 16,115 16,394
Stockholders' Equity   98,791     94,051
 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 114,906 $   110,445
 
               
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(amounts in thousands, except share data)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
February 28, February 28, February 28, February 28,
2015     2014     2015     2014
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Revenue:
Consultancy and advisory fees $ 758 $ 2,339 $ 2,480 $ 3,946
Income (loss) from investment partnerships
and limited liability companies 426 (931) 761 544
Income from unconsolidated subsidiary 9 - 70 -
Other   975   495   2,089   1,401
Total Revenue 2,168 1,903 5,400 5,891
Total Expenses   121   171   479   535
 
Income from Operations 2,047 1,732 4,921 5,356
Provision for Income Taxes   719   1,428   1,765   2,598
 
Net Income $ 1,328 $ 304 $ 3,156 $ 2,758
 
Diluted Earnings per Common Share $ 0.03 $ 0.01 $ 0.07 $ 0.06
 
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
Basic 43,680,405 43,311,972 43,617,908 43,280,177
Diluted 44,092,725 43,732,355 44,037,496 43,681,566
 

About FRMO Corp.

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

FRMO has 43,720,405 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. reported its financial results for the 2015 third quarter, which ended February 28, 2015. A conference call is scheduled for April 21, 2015.

Contacts

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