U.S. Global Investors Inc (GROW) experienced a significant loss in investment income in the third quarter of 2022, according to its latest SEC report. The company reported a total investment income loss of $3.495 million for the period. This sharp decline reflects the volatile nature of the investment industry and highlights the challenges faced by asset management firms like U.S. Global Investors.
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An analysis of the company’s report shows that the losses were driven mainly by unrealized losses on equity securities, which amounted to $3.044 million, as well as a $1.491 million loss on embedded derivatives. Additionally, the company realized foreign currency gains of $80,000, which were not enough to offset the losses in other areas.
The company has made efforts to mitigate these losses by increasing its operating revenues from investment management services, with a reported figure of $11.764 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2023. This marks a 58% decrease compared to the $19.270 million reported for the same period in 2022.
U.S. Global Investors also reported a net income of $2.616 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2023, and $1.640 million in the three months ended March 31, 2023. However, this contrasts sharply with the net loss of $846,000 reported for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
While investment income losses are a source of concern, the company maintains that they are part of the inherent volatility of the industry. In its report, it states, “Investment income (loss) can be volatile and vary depending on market fluctuations, the Company’s ability to participate in investment opportunities, and the timing of transactions. The Company expects that gains and losses will continue to fluctuate in the future.”
One of the key factors behind GROW’s performance has been its involvement as an investment advisor to various ETFs. The company oversees three US-based ETFs with ticker symbols JETS, GOAU, and SEA, as well as a European-based ETF under the ticker symbol JETS UCITS. The company has reported ETF advisory fees of $10.360 million and USGIF advisory fees of $1.693 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2023.
Despite the challenges and fluctuations experienced by the company, U.S. Global Investors continues to employ strategies aimed at growth and maintaining a strong position in the market. Management has voluntarily waived or reduced fees on certain USGIF funds and has been exploring new investments. The company intends to continue monitoring market conditions and leverage its expertise to identify new opportunities and mitigate losses in the future.
In summary, U.S. Global Investors Inc has experienced a notable loss in investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2022, due to the inherent volatility in the industry. However, with increased operating revenues from investment management services and continued efforts to capitalize on new opportunities, the company is positioned to navigate future challenges and maintain its presence in the competitive asset management market.
Financials in millions USD. Fiscal year is July – June. source
|Year||2022||2021||2020||2019||2018||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012 – 1995|
|1||Revenue Growth (YoY)||14.13%||383.78%||29.40%||-44.75%||-7.42%||22.85%||-24.93%||-14.07%||-50.72%||-22.60%||Upgrade|
|3||Selling, General & Admin||13.38||13.29||6.68||6||8.31||7.38||9.37||10.51||11.34||14.58||Upgrade|
|4||Other Operating Expenses||0.23||0.2||0.2||0.21||0.24||0.25||0.32||0.33||0.47||2.93||Upgrade|
|7||Other Expense / Income||6.15||-29.27||2.46||1.61||-3.13||-0.38||-0.5||-0.3||-1.83||-0.1||Upgrade|
|11||Net Income Growth||-88.05%||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Upgrade|
|12||Shares Outstanding (Basic)||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||Upgrade|
|13||Shares Outstanding (Diluted)||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||Upgrade|
|18||Free Cash Flow Per Share||0.69||0.31||-0.13||-0.07||-0.00||0.04||0.20||-0.05||-0.98||0.03||Upgrade|
|19||Dividend Per Share||0.083||0.043||0.030||0.029||0.030||0.030||0.037||0.060||0.060||0.170||Upgrade|
|24||Free Cash Flow Margin||41.74%||21.67%||-43.61%||-31.08%||-0.54%||10.20%||54.86%||-9.71%||-178.33%||2.44%||Upgrade|
|25||Effective Tax Rate||23.13%||14.63%||–||–||23.34%||–||–||–||–||–||Upgrade|
|28||Depreciation & Amortization||-0.42||0.37||0.2||0.21||0.24||0.25||0.32||0.33||0.26||0.28||Upgrade|
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