RYE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GAMCO Investors, Inc. (“GAMCO”) (NYSE:GBL) announced today that it expects to report fourth quarter earnings of between $0.44 to $0.46 per fully diluted share. This fourth quarter range reflects the estimated impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act”) on GAMCO’s results. The Company’s net deferred tax assets are expected to be reduced by $8.2 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, from the Act’s lower corporate tax rate.
The Company’s preliminary estimate, given no material changes in the business, of its 2018 effective tax rate is between 33% and 36% reflecting the estimated impact of the Act. The lower Federal tax rate benefit of the Act will likely be muted by the Act’s change to named executive officer compensation deductibility which removes the performance based compensation exception.
Assets under Management were $43.1 billion at December 31, 2017, up 7.8% from $40.0 billion at December 31, 2016 and unchanged from the $43.1 billion at September 30, 2017.
We will be issuing further details on our financial results in early February.
About GAMCO Investors, Inc.
GAMCO Investors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages open-end funds and closed-end funds (Gabelli Funds, LLC) and private advisory accounts (GAMCO Asset Management Inc.).
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