Hennessy Advisors, Inc. Reports Record High First Quarter Earnings

Firm Also Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase of 33%

Jan 28, 2016, 16:15 ET from Hennessy Advisors, Inc.

NOVATO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNNA) today reported fully diluted earnings per share of $0.71 for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015, a record high for the firm and an increase of 103% over the prior comparable quarter ended December 31, 2014. Quarterly revenue totaled $13.2 million, an increase of 35% over the prior comparable period.  From December 31, 2014, to December 31, 2015, total assets under management increased 6%, while average assets under management, upon which revenue is calculated, increased by 14%.  The increase in assets under management is attributable to positive net inflows into the family of mutual funds managed by Hennessy Advisors. 

Additionally, the Board of Directors of Hennessy Advisors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share, which represents a 33% increase over the previous quarterly dividend. This quarterly dividend will be paid on March 7, 2016, to shareholders of record as of February 12, 2016.  

"We are pleased to report strong earnings this quarter," said Neil Hennessy, President, Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Advisors, Inc.  "So far in 2016, the financial markets have been extremely volatile, but we believe the market still has solid fundamentals, and we continue to offer our investors a broad line-up of products that have the potential to perform well across market cycles," added Mr. Hennessy.

 

Hennessy Advisors, Inc.

Financial Highlights

Period to Period

Three Months Ended 

First Quarter

Dec. 31, 2015

Dec. 31, 2014

$ Change

% Change

Total Revenue

$       13,153,260

$         9,733,740

$          3,419,520

35%

Net Income 

$         3,649,812

$         2,066,279

$          1,583,533

77%

Earnings Per Share (Diluted)

$                  0.71

$                  0.35

$                   0.36

103%

Weighted Average Number of

Shares Outstanding (Diluted)

5,121,437

5,839,657

(718,220)

-12%

Mutual Fund Average Assets 

Under Management

$ 6,424,248,104

$ 5,648,602,576

$      775,645,528

14%

At Period Ending Date

Dec. 31, 2015

Dec. 31, 2014

$ Change

% Change

Mutual Fund Total Assets

Under Management

$ 6,324,043,925

$ 5,940,055,415

$      383,988,510

6%

 

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 superior service to shareholders and a consistent and repeatable investment process, combining time-tested stock selection strategies with a highly disciplined, team-managed approach.

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SOURCE Hennessy Advisors, Inc.



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