US Global Investors Inc (ticker: GROW) has diversified its investment portfolio, focusing on global equities, mutual funds, debt securities, and stakes in tech companies. Most notably, the company’s investments in HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. have seen significant growth, reaching $7.9 million by March 31, 2023. This article looks into the notable highlights of the company’s investments and performance over the past fiscal year.
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Getting to Know US Global Investors Inc
US Global Investors Inc is a registered investment adviser and boutique asset management firm focusing on specialized strategies for its clients. The company specializes in equity and fixed income markets, focusing on global equities, mutual funds, fixed income, and other sophisticated diversified strategies. As of March 31, 2023, US Global Investors Inc had a total investment portfolio worth $20.8 million.
Investments in HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd
HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. is a Canadian company providing cryptocurrency mining services through its facilities located in Iceland, Sweden, and Canada. US Global Investors Inc.’s investments in HIVE involve purchasing convertible debentures with an 8% interest rate, payable in quarterly installments. These debentures mature by January 2026, and the remaining principal amount is set at $8.3 million as of March 31, 2023.
Fair value estimates of HIVE’s warrants and debentures reached $222,000 and $7.6 million, respectively, by March 31, 2023. The company’s securities are subject to Canadian securities regulations.
Cryptocurrency markets have experienced significant volatility, impacting the value of investments such as HIVE. US Global Investors Inc is cautious about the fluctuations in the cryptocurrency market, as the market price of HIVE has a dramatic effect on its investments’ value.
In addition to HIVE, US Global Investors Inc has investments in other companies such as Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc and The Sonar Company. During the nine months ending March 31, 2022, the company realized gains on sales of its Thunderbird investment totaling $1.9 million.
Equity Investments at Fair Value
US Global Investors Inc’s equity investments carried at fair value as of March 31, 2023, were valued at around $13.2 million. Investments included equities in international and domestic markets, mutual funds in fixed income and global equity.
As of March 31, 2023, the company held available-for-sale debt investments worth $7.6 million. These investments comprised convertible debentures, including the HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. debentures. The company also held held-to-maturity debt investments of around $755,000, with an amortized cost of $1,000,000.
US Global Investors Inc’s investments continue to grow, diversifying its asset allocation across global equities, mutual funds, fixed income securities, and investments in technology companies. The company remains focused on strategies that will yield returns for its clients, while navigating turbulent market conditions such as those in the cryptocurrency sector. As of March 31, 2023, the company’s investment portfolio remains solid and diversified, with a total value of over $20 million.
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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