Value Line, Inc., (NASDAQ: VALU) announced today that on February 7, 2013, Value Line, Inc. (“Value Line” or “Company”) and Citibank, N.A. (the “Sublandlord”) entered into a sublease agreement, pursuant to which Value Line will lease approximately 44,493 square feet of office space located on the ninth floor at 485 Lexington Ave., New York, NY (“Building” or “Premises”) in the heart of the nation’s financial capital, beginning on or about July 1, 2013 and ending on February 27, 2017. Base rent under the sublease agreement will be $1,468,269 per annum payable in equal monthly installments on the first day of each month. The Company provided a security deposit in cash in the amount of $489,423, which is scheduled to be partially refunded during the term of the sublease, and fully refundable after the sublease ends. This Building will become the Company’s new corporate office facility. The Company is required to pay for certain operating expenses and real estate tax increases associated with the Premises as well as utilities supplied to the Premises. The sublease terms, which include customary concessions in the Company’s favor, will provide for a significant decrease in the Company’s annual rental expenses.
Value Line has reached an agreement with its current landlord to extend the term of the current lease for its current corporate office facility, which was due to expire on May 31, 2013, for a period of three and a half months beginning June 1, 2013 and expiring September 15, 2013 at a rental which approximates the Company’s monthly rent payments under the current lease obligation.
Value Line, Inc. is a leading New York based provider of investment research. The Value Line Investment Survey is one of the most widely used sources of independent equity investment research. Value Line also publishes a range of proprietary investment research in both print and digital formats including research in the areas of Mutual Funds, Options and Convertible securities. Value Line’s acclaimed research also enables the Company to provide specialized products such as Value Line Select, Value Line Special Situations, Value Line Dividend Select, and copyright data, distributed under copyright agreements for fees, including certain proprietary ranking system information and other proprietary information used in third party products. Investment Management services are provided through its substantial non-controlling and non-voting interests in EULAV Asset Management, the investment adviser to The Value Line Family of Mutual Funds. Value Line’s products are available to individual investors by mail, at www.valueline.com or through 1-800-VALUELINE, while institutional-level services for professional investors, advisers, corporate, academic, municipal and legal libraries are offered at www.ValueLinePro.com and at 1-800-531-1425 or 1-800-634-3583.
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- dependence on key personnel;
- maintaining revenue from subscriptions for the Company’s digital and print published products;
- protection of intellectual property rights;
- changes in market and economic conditions, including global financial issues;
- dependence on non-voting revenues and non-voting profits interests in EULAV Asset Management, a Delaware statutory trust (“EAM” or “EAM Trust”), which serves as an investment advisor to the Value Line Funds and engages in related distribution, marketing and administrative services;
- fluctuations in EAM’s assets under management due to broadly based changes in the values of equity and debt securities, redemptions by investors and other factors, and the effect these changes may have on the valuation of EAM’s intangible assets;
- competition in the fields of publishing, copyright data and investment management;
- the impact of government regulation on the Company’s and EAM’s business;
- availability of free or low cost investment data through discount brokers or generally over the internet;
- terrorist attacks, cyber security attacks and natural disasters;
- other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the risks described in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2012 and in Part II, Item 1A of the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended October 31, 2012; and
- other risks and uncertainties arising from time to time.