Hennessy Advisors, Inc. Announces Quarterly Earnings of $0.30 Per Share

Firm Also Declares Quarterly Dividend

May 05, 2014, 16:20 ET from Hennessy Advisors, Inc.

NOVATO, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNNA) today reported fully diluted earnings per share of $0.30 for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2014, an increase of 50% over the prior comparable period ended March 31, 2013.  During the same time period, total assets under management increased 40% to $4.8 billion, and likewise, average assets under management, upon which revenue is calculated, increased by 43%.  The increase in assets under management is attributable to both strong investment performance of and positive net purchases into the Hennessy family of mutual funds. 

Additionally, the Board of Directors of Hennessy Advisors, Inc. today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share.  This dividend will be paid on June 12, 2014 to shareholders of record as of May 20, 2014.   

"The U.S. economy, the financial markets and our mutual funds all continue to demonstrate positive momentum, and we believe the inflows into our funds are an indication that investors are gradually returning to the equity markets after many years of investing in fixed income products," said Neil Hennessy, President, Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Advisors, Inc. "American corporations are producing record profits, which we believe bodes well for the stock market, and at Hennessy Advisors we are focused on building and hopefully expanding the success of our marketing and sales program," he added.

Hennessy Advisors, Inc.

Financial Highlights

Period to Period

Three Months Ended

Second Quarter

Mar. 31, 2014

Mar. 31, 2013

$ Change

% Change

Total Revenue

$ 8,309,358

$ 5,947,208

$ 2,362,150


Net Income

$ 1,759,238

$ 1,117,173

$ 642,065


Earnings Per Share (Diluted)

$ 0.30

$ 0.20

$ 0.10


Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding (Diluted)





Mutual Fund Average Assets Under Management

$ 4,622,065,397

$ 3,227,861,349

$ 1,394,204,048


At Period Ending Date

Mar. 31, 2014

Mar. 31, 2013

$ Change

% Change

Mutual Fund Total Assets Under Management

$ 4,774,228,519

$ 3,406,426,286

$ 1,367,802,233


Retained Earnings

$ 22,635,226

$ 17,272,435

$ 5,362,791




About Hennessy Advisors, Inc.
Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is a publicly traded investment manager offering a broad range of domestic equity, balanced and fixed income, and sector and specialty mutual funds. Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is committed to its consistent and repeatable investment process, combining time-tested stock selection strategies with a highly disciplined, team-managed approach, and to superior service to shareholders.

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