FRMO Corp. Announces Fiscal 2022 Second Quarter Results and Conference Call

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FRMO Corp. (the “Company” or “FRMO”) (OTC Pink: FRMO) today reported its financial results for the 2022 Second quarter ended November 30, 2021. Financial Highlights FRMO’s book value as of November 30, 2021 was $281.7 million ($6.40 per share on a fully diluted basis), including $102.8 million of non-controlling interests. This compares […]

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FRMO Corp. (the “Company” or “FRMO”) (OTC Pink: FRMO) today reported its financial results for the 2022 Second quarter ended November 30, 2021.

Financial Highlights

FRMO’s book value as of November 30, 2021 was $281.7 million ($6.40 per share on a fully diluted basis), including $102.8 million of non-controlling interests. This compares with book value at the prior fiscal year ended May 31, 2021 of $298.9 million ($6.79 per share), including $121.0 million of non-controlling interests. Current assets, comprised primarily of cash and equivalents and equity securities, amounted to $186.6 million as of November 30, 2021, and $208.9 million as of May 31, 2021. Total liabilities were $27.7 million as of November 30, 2021, and $29.9 million as of May 31, 2021, comprised primarily of securities sold, not yet purchased and deferred taxes.

FRMO’s net (loss) income attributable to the Company for the three months ended November 30, 2021 was $(350,323), or $(0.01) per share, compared to $11,671,366, or $0.27 per share, a year earlier.

For the six months ended November 30, 2021, the net income was $610,394 ($0.01 per diluted share) compared to $11,853,607 ($0.27 per diluted share) in 2020.

FRMO’s net income attributable to the Company excluding the effect of unrealized gain from equity securities net of taxes for the three months ended November 30, 2021 was $2,911,793 ($0.07 per diluted share) compared to $7,795,670 ($0.18 per diluted share) for the three months ended November 30, 2020.

For the six months ended November 30, 2021, the figure was $4,214,794 ($0.10 per diluted share) compared to $10,025,116 ($0.23 per diluted share) in for the six months ended November 30, 2020.

Net income attributable to the Company excluding the effect of unrealized loss from equity securities net of taxes is a measure not based on GAAP and is defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in “Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures” at the end of this release.

Valuation of securities and cryptocurrencies are subject to change after November 30, 2021. The market value of several securities and cryptocurrencies might have changed substantially since that date. We look forward to finding new ways to expand our cryptocurrency mining operations.

As of November 30, 2021 and May 31, 2021, the Company held a 21.95% and 22.02% equity interest in Horizon Kinetics Hard Assets LLC (“HKHA”), a company formed by Horizon Kinetics LLC and certain officers, principal stockholders, and directors of FRMO Corp. (“the Company”). Due to the common control and ownership between HKHA and the Company’s principal stockholders and directors, HKHA has been consolidated within the Company’s financial statements. The noncontrolling interest of 78.05% and 77.98% in HKHA has been eliminated from results of operations for the periods ended November 30, 2021 and May 31, 2021.

Further details are available in the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the quarter ended November 30, 2021. These statements have been filed on the OTC Markets Group Disclosure and News Services, which may be accessed at www.otcmarkets.com/stock/FRMO/filings. These documents are also available on the FRMO website at www.frmocorp.com.

Conference Call

Murray Stahl, Chairman and CEO, and Steven Bregman, President and CFO, will host a conference call on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 4:15 p.m. ET. Only questions submitted to info@frmocorp.com before 1:00 p.m. on the day of the call will be considered. The call can be accessed by dialing 888-394-8218 (domestic toll free), or +1-323-794-2588 (international toll) and entering the following Confirmation Code: 6605367. A replay will be available from 7:15 P.M. on the day of the teleconference until Thursday, February 17, 2022. To listen to the archived call, dial 888-203-1112 (domestic toll free) or +1 719-457-0820 (international toll), and enter the Replay Passcode: 6605367.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

November 30,

May 31,

2021

2021

(Unaudited)

Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

34,153

$

34,971

Equity securities, at fair value

 

150,490

 

171,733

Other current assets

 

1,976

 

2,148

Total Current Assets

 

186,619

 

208,852

Investment in limited partnerships and other equity investments, at fair value

 

91,422

 

86,854

Investments in securities exchanges

 

4,815

 

4,815

Other assets

 

1,905

 

1,698

Investment in Horizon Kinetics LLC

 

14,464

 

16,366

Participation in Horizon Kinetics LLC revenue stream

 

10,200

 

10,200

Total Assets

$

309,425

$

328,785

 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current Liabilities:
Securities sold, not yet purchased

$

3,698

$

6,118

Other current liabilities

 

2,196

 

2,249

Total Current Liabilities

 

5,894

 

8,367

Deferred Tax Liability

 

21,101

 

20,774

Mortgage payable

 

715

 

730

Total Liabilities

 

27,710

 

29,871

 
Stockholders’ Equity:
Stockholders’ Equity Attributable to the Company

 

178,898

 

177,905

Noncontrolling interests

 

102,817

 

121,009

Total Stockholders’ Equity

 

281,715

 

298,914

 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

$

309,425

$

328,785

 
 
(Components may not sum to totals due to rounding)
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)
(amounts in thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

November 30,

November 30,

November 30,

November 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Revenue:
Fees

$

1,192

 

$

522

 

$

2,309

 

$

960

 

Equity earnings (losses) from partnerships and limited liability companies

 

47

 

 

(147

)

 

(916

)

 

505

 

Unrealized gains from investments subject to fair value

 

1,810

 

 

10,436

 

 

4,352

 

 

13,340

 

Other

 

216

 

 

(342

)

 

432

 

 

(1,706

)

Total revenue before unrealized (losses) gains from equity securities

 

3,265

 

 

10,469

 

 

6,177

 

 

13,099

 

Unrealized (losses) gains from equity securities

 

(15,100

)

 

11,536

 

 

(22,178

)

 

5,678

 

Total Revenue

 

(11,834

)

 

22,005

 

 

(16,001

)

 

18,777

 

Total Expenses

 

391

 

 

310

 

 

699

 

 

724

 

 
(Loss) income from Operations before Provision for Income Taxes

 

(12,225

)

 

21,695

 

 

(16,700

)

 

18,053

 

Provision for Income Taxes

 

64

 

 

3,462

 

 

1,883

 

 

4,092

 

Net (Loss) Income

 

(12,289

)

 

18,233

 

 

(18,583

)

 

13,961

 

Less net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(11,939

)

 

6,562

 

 

(19,193

)

 

2,107

 

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to FRMO Corporation

$

(350

)

$

11,671

 

$

610

 

$

11,854

 

 
Diluted Net Income (Loss) Earnings per Common Share

$

(0.01

)

$

0.27

 

$

0.01

 

$

0.27

 

 
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
Basic

 

44,015,748

 

 

44,022,451

 

 

44,014,256

 

 

44,027,644

 

Diluted

 

44,015,748

 

 

44,022,451

 

 

44,033,213

 

 

44,031,319

 

 
 
(Components may not sum to totals due to rounding)
 

About FRMO Corp.

FRMO Corp. invests in and receives revenues based upon consulting and advisory fee interests in the asset management sector.

FRMO had 44,017,781 shares of common stock outstanding as of November 30, 2021.

For more information, visit our website at www.frmocorp.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 – With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words like “believe,” “expect” and “anticipate” mean that these are our best estimates as of this writing, but that there can be no assurances that expected or anticipated results or events will actually take place, so our actual future results could differ significantly from those statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: our ability to maintain our competitive advantages, the general economics of the financial industry, our ability to finance growth, our ability to identify and close acquisitions on terms favorable to the Company, and a sustainable market.

Further information on our risk factors is contained in our quarterly and annual reports as filed on our website www.frmocorp.com and on www.otcmarkets.com/stock/FRMO/filings.

Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures

Net income attributable to the Company excluding the effect of unrealized loss from equity securities is net income attributable to the Company exclusive of unrealized losses from equity securities, net of tax. Net income attributable to the Company is the GAAP measure most closely comparable to net income attributable to the Company excluding the effect of unrealized loss from equity securities.

Management uses net income attributable to the Company excluding the effect of unrealized loss from equity securities, along with other measures, to gauge the Company’s performance and evaluate results, which can be skewed when including unrealized loss from equity securities, which may vary significantly between periods. Net income attributable to the Company excluding the effect of unrealized loss from equity securities is provided as supplemental information, and is not a substitute for net income attributable to the Company and does not reflect the Company’s overall profitability.

The following table reconciles the net income attributable to the Company excluding the effect of unrealized loss from equity securities to net income attributable to the Company for the periods indicated:

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Six Months Ended

November 30, 2021

November 30, 2020

November 30, 2021

November 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

Amount

Diluted

earnings

per

common

share

Amount

Diluted

earnings

per

common

share

Amount

Diluted

earnings

per

common

share

Amount

Diluted

earnings

per

common

share

(000’s except per common share amounts and percentages)
 
Net (Loss) Income Attributable to the Company Excluding the Effect of Unrealized (Loss) Gain from Equity Securities and Diluted Earnings per Common Share Reconciliation:
 
Net (loss) income attributable to the Company

$

(350

)

$

(0.01

)

$

11,671

 

$

0.27

$

610

 

$

0.01

 

$

11,854

 

$

0.27

 
Unrealized (loss) gain from equity securities

 

(15,100

)

 

11,536

 

 

(22,178

)

 

5,678

 

Unrealized (loss) gain from equity securities attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(12,168

)

 

6,558

 

 

(19,643

)

 

2,648

 

Unrealized (loss) gain from equity securities attributable to the Company

 

(2,932

)

 

4,978

 

 

(2,535

)

 

3,030

 

Tax benefit on unrealized (loss) gain from equity securities attributable to the company

 

(330

)

 

(1,102

)

 

(1,069

)

 

(1,201

)

Unrealized (loss) gain from equity securities attributable to the Company, net of taxes

 

(3,262

)

$

(0.07

)

 

3,876

 

$

0.09

 

(3,604

)

$

(0.08

)

 

1,829

 

$

0.04

 
Net income (loss) attributable to the Company excluding the effect of unrealized (loss) gain from equity securities

$

2,912

 

$

0.07

 

$

7,795

 

$

0.18

$

4,214

 

$

0.10

 

$

10,025

 

$

0.23

 
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

 

44,015,748

 

 

44,022,451

 

 

44,033,213

 

 

44,031,319

 

 
(Earnings per share components may not sum to totals due to rounding)
 

 

Contacts

Thérèse Byars

Corporate Secretary

Email: tbyars@frmocorp.com
Telephone: 646-495-7337

www.frmocorp.com

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