Hennessy Advisors Inc. Earnings Releases

HENNESSY ADVISORS, INC. REPORTS THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS PER SHARE INCREASE 36%

FIRM ALSO ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

Novato, CA – August 3, 2016 – Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (NASDAQ:HNNA) today reported fully diluted earnings per share of $0.76 for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2016, an increase of 36% over the prior comparable quarter ended June 30, 2015. Quarterly revenue totaled $13.0 million, an increase of 9% over the prior comparable period.  From June 30, 2015, to June 30, 2016, both total assets under management and average assets under management, upon which revenue is calculated, increased by 4%. 

Additionally, the Board of Directors of Hennessy Advisors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share. This quarterly dividend will be paid on September 12, 2016, to shareholders of record as of August 18, 2016.   

“Through another quarter of uncertainty and turmoil in the markets, we were pleased to deliver solid earnings for our shareholders,” said Neil Hennessy, President, Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Advisors, Inc. “Throughout 2016, we’ve repeatedly watched the financial markets brace themselves for bad news, such as waiting for the Fed to make an interest rate move or watching the drama of Brexit unfold, yet the markets bounce back. Overall, we believe that volatility will remain, but also believe the sound fundamentals underlying today’s markets should continue to allow companies to provide reasonable results and survive that turbulence.  We strive to be a source of strength during this volatility by offering investors a wide range of products that have the potential to perform well over a market cycle,” added Mr. Hennessy.



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 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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