NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2012) - Bexil Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BXLC) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
Bexil recorded net income attributable to Bexil shareholders of $138,451 or $0.13 per share fully diluted for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to a net loss attributable to Bexil shareholders of $356,172 or $0.35 per share for the three months ended September 30, 2011. Results for the third quarter of 2012 benefited from, among other things, an increase in unrealized gains on investment securities accounted for as trading securities and from dividends earned on such securities. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, Bexil recorded a net loss attributable to Bexil shareholders of $2,102,209 or $2.06 per share compared to a net loss attributable to Bexil shareholders of $789,840 or $0.78 per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.
The Company's book value per share attributable to Bexil shareholders at September 30, 2012 was $32.48, based on shareholders' equity attributable to Bexil shareholders of $33,116,925 and 1,019,592 shares issued and outstanding.
The Company's unaudited balance sheet, statements of income, and statements of cash flows as of and for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012 are appended to the copy of this press release on www.bexil.com.
About Bexil Corporation
Bexil is a holding company engaged through subsidiaries in investment management, securities trading, and mortgage banking. Bexil subsidiary Bexil Advisers LLC is investment manager to Dividend and Income Fund, a closed end fund (NYSE: DNI) (NAV: XDNIX). Bexil American Mortgage Inc., a new mortgage subsidiary of Bexil, is engaged in the mortgage banking business including, but not limited to origination, production, and sales into the secondary market. To learn more about Bexil, including Rule 15c2-11 information, please visit www.bexil.com. Certain affiliates of Bexil are engaged in stock market and gold investing through investment management of equity and gold mutual funds and closed end funds.
Safe Harbor Note
This release contains certain "forward looking statements" made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Bexil, which may cause the Company's actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. The forward looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
The Company views book value per share, a non-GAAP financial measure, as an important indicator of financial performance. Presented in conjunction with other financial information, the combined presentation can enhance an investor's understanding of the Company's underlying financial condition and results from operations. The definition of book value as presented in this press release is shareholders' equity attributable to Bexil shareholders divided by currently issued and outstanding shares.