Shares of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (OTCMKTS:HMNY) popped higher on Wednesday in an interesting move that’s worth looking at. The catalyst appears to be an update about the company’s messaging around its business model.
In case you don’t know it, this was perhaps the most dramatic stock market blow-up of last year. In split-adjusted terms, the stock fell from about $1500/share to a penny per share in a matter of months as its business model completely imploded. It has been trying to reinvent itself in the aftermath of this implosion. And the latest move could be stoking the flames of some renewed investor enthusiasm. So it could pay to take note.
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (OTCMKTS:HMNY) trumpets itself as a company that provides a range of information technology (IT) solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and other organizations in the United States.
The company’s services include application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure, information management, and analytics services. Its clients operate in various industries, including banking, financial services, automotive, insurance, and healthcare.
The company was formerly known as Helios and Matheson Information Technology Inc. and changed its name to Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. in May 2013. Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
MoviePass Inc. is a marketing technology platform enhancing the exploration of film and the moviegoing experience. As a premier movie-theater subscription service, MoviePass provides film enthusiasts the ability to attend select new movies in theaters. The service is now accepted at theaters everywhere in the U.S. Visit us at moviepass.com.
MoviePass Films LLC is dedicated to supporting independent filmmakers and distributors by collaborating with creatives, co-acquiring equity stakes in films and offering them enhanced performance in the theatrical window. A joint venture of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. and Emmett Furla Oasis (EFO) Films, MoviePass Films focuses on studio-driven content and new film production for theatrical release and other distribution channels, with the goal of democratizing the film production experience by bridging the gap between moviegoers and film industry endeavors.
According to company materials, “Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (OTC:HMNY) (“Helios”) currently owns approximately 92% of the outstanding shares (excluding options and warrants) of MoviePass, a premier movie-theater subscription service, 100% of the outstanding equity interests of MoviePass Ventures LLC, and 51% of the outstanding equity interests of MoviePass Films. Helios also owns Moviefone™, a multimedia media information and advertising service. Helios’ holdings include RedZone Map™, a safety and navigation app for iOS and Android users, and a community-based ecosystem that features a socially empowered safety map app that enhances mobile GPS navigation using advanced proprietary technology. Helios is headquartered in New York and quoted on the OTC Market under the symbol HMNY. For more information, visit us at www.hmny.com.”
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As noted above, HMNY just updated its messaging around its business model. The chart shows 54% during the past week in terms of shareholder gains in the company. In addition, the company has benefitted from a jump in recent trading volume to the tune of 24% over the long run average.
“By spending the last several months analyzing the many different aspects of our prior business model, in terms of what worked and what didn’t, I believe we’ve been able to illuminate the path forward. We’ve taken a deep dive to understand our unique ecosystem and I believe we’re now ready to move forward at a rapid pace. I see this as an exciting time for MoviePass and its sister companies, because we’re taking our original vision for subscription, altering it for the better, and proceeding with significant clarity,” said Ted Farnsworth, CEO of MoviePass’ parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc.
Earning a current market cap value of $24.62M, HMNY has a significant war chest ($4.9M) of cash on the books, which is balanced by about $54.7M in total current liabilities. HMNY is pulling in trailing 12-month revenues of $211.7M. In addition, the company is seeing major top-line growth, with y/y quarterly revenues growing at 6834.2%. We will update the story again soon as developments transpire. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of $HMNY stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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