NOVATO, Calif., May 12, 2021 Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (NASDAQ:HNNA) reported results for its second fiscal quarter of 2021, which ended March 31, 2021. The firm also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.1375 per share to be paid on June 4, 2021, to shareholders of record as of May 25, 2021, which represents an annualized dividend yield of 6.0%.*
“Over the past quarter, U.S. GDP grew 6.4%, driven primarily by increased consumer spending. While this is welcome news for the economy and the asset management industry, I was also overjoyed on a personal level to see the hope and optimism that built as vaccinations rose and communities began to reopen during the quarter,” said Neil Hennessy, Chairman and CEO.
“The average Americans’ balance sheet is in good shape with leverage lower than it has been in many years. Even prior to the recent stimulus package, U.S. consumers had amassed personal savings of close to $2 trillion. Corporations also have excess cash on their balance sheets, estimated at over $7 trillion combined for S&P 500® Index companies. I am confident that with the continued push and enthusiasm toward reopening, stable interest rates, and modest inflation, the stock market and U.S. economy will thrive,” said Mr. Hennessy.
“While our average assets for the period are still rebounding from last year’s sharp market decline, our year–over–year total ending assets under management have increased. Our cash growth continues to be strong, and we will once again pay our quarterly dividend while strengthening our balance sheet,” said Teresa Nilsen, President and COO. “Even in the toughest of times, we continue to make great progress and invest in our people, technology, and mutual fund products. I believe these investments make us nimble, versatile, and well–positioned for the future as we continue to search for strategic acquisitions and potential opportunities to bring value to our shareholders,” she added.
Summary Highlights (compared to the prior comparable period ended March 31, 2020):
Total revenue of $7.9 million, a decrease of 11%.
Net income of $1.9 million, a decrease of 4%.
Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.26, a decrease of 4%.
Average assets under management, upon which revenue is earned, of $3.9 billion, a decrease of 11%.
Total assets under management of $4.0 billion, an increase of 21%.
Cash and cash equivalents of $11.5 million, an increase of 64%.
About Hennessy Advisors, Inc.
Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is a publicly traded investment manager offering a broad range of domestic equity, multi-asset, and sector and specialty mutual funds. Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is committed to providing superior service to shareholders and employing a consistent and disciplined approach to investing based on a buy–and–hold philosophy that rejects the idea of market timing.
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