|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Subsequent Events [Abstract]|
19. SUBSEQUENT EVENT
The emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic around the world, and particularly in the United States, presents significant risks to the Company, not all of which the Company is able to fully evaluate or even to foresee at the current time. While the COVID-19 pandemic did not materially affect the Company’s financial results and business operations in the first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020, economic and health conditions in the United States and across most of the globe have changed rapidly since the end of the quarter. Demand for the Company’s services continues despite the current capital markets and overall economic environment. Such current demand may not continue and/or demand may decrease from historical levels depending on the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the length of time it takes for normal economic and operating conditions to resume, additional governmental actions that may be taken and/or extensions of time for restrictions that have been imposed to date, and numerous other uncertainties.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the Company’s operations in the second quarter, and may continue to do so indefinitely thereafter. All of these factors may have far reaching impacts on the Company’s business, operations, and financial results and conditions, directly and indirectly, including without limitation impacts on the health of the Company’s management and employees, client behavior, and on the overall economy. The scope and nature of these impacts, most of which are beyond the Company’s control, continue to evolve and the outcomes are uncertain.
The Company’s revenue is highly correlated to securities markets. As a result, the Company expects that its assets under management and revenue levels will be negatively impacted, on an incremental basis, by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on securities markets. The decrease in assets under management for the three months ended March 31, 2020 will have an impact on the Company’s revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020 because most of the Company’s revenue is billed in advance based on the value of assets under management on the last day of the preceding calendar quarter. The Company continues to fully operate with its management and employees working remotely and the Company has had business continuity plans in place which it was able to seamlessly activate upon actions taken by various governmental authorities suggesting that businesses recommend that their employees work from home as a result of the pandemic. Due to the above circumstances and as described generally in this Form 10-Q, the Company’s results of operations for the three month period ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year. Management cannot predict the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s earnings
and operations nor to economic conditions generally. The ultimate extent of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company is highly uncertain and will depend on future developments, and such effects could exist for an extended period of time even after the pandemic might end.
The entire disclosure for significant events or transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date through the date the financial statements were issued or the date the financial statements were available to be issued. Examples include: the sale of a capital stock issue, purchase of a business, settlement of litigation, catastrophic loss, significant foreign exchange rate changes, loans to insiders or affiliates, and transactions not in the ordinary course of business.
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