Hennessy Advisors, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings of $0.05 Per Share

NOVATO, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HNNA) today announced fully diluted earnings per share of $0.05 for the third quarter of 2010, which ended June 30, 2010. Earnings increased 1100% versus the prior comparable period, which were $0.00 per share.  Assets under management grew from $775 million on June 30, 2009 to $813 million on June 30, 2010.  "We are very pleased to report quarterly results to our shareholders where revenue, income, earnings and assets under management have all increased," said Neil Hennessy, President and CEO of Hennessy Advisors, Inc.

"The financial markets have continued to be incredibly volatile, and I feel like we are watching a 'vertical tennis match' with lobs going up and lobs coming down. Our assets under management have likewise been volatile. However, we continue to manage our business, as we do our mutual funds, with discipline and consistency," said Mr. Hennessy.  "While the market may experience large swings, I truly believe the economy is in the midst of a long-term, sustainable recovery.  At Hennessy Advisors we continue to tune out the noise and negative headlines, instead focusing on achieving our long-term business goals while managing our day to day business as cost efficiently as possible," he added.

Hennessy Advisors, Inc.

Financial Highlights

Period to Period

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)







Three Months Ended



Third Quarter

Jun. 30, 2010

Jun. 30, 2009

$ Change

% Change

Total Revenue

$                        1,964

$                      1,568

$                       396

25.3%

Net Income

$                           275

$                           23

$                       252

1095.7%

Earnings per share (diluted)

$                          0.05

$                             -

$                      0.05

1100.0%

Weighted Average number of
 shares outstanding (diluted)

5,722,016

5,677,748

44,268

0.8%






At Period Ending Date

Jun. 30, 2010

Jun. 30, 2009

$ Change

% Change

Mutual Fund Assets Under
 Management

$                    812,595

$                  774,518

$                  38,077

4.9%



About Hennessy Advisors, Inc.

Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is a publicly traded investment manager of a wide range of both domestic and international equity products. Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is committed to a 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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SOURCE Hennessy Advisors, Inc.



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