NEW YORK, August 15, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siebert Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: SIEB) ("Siebert"), a mission-driven provider of financial services, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.
Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights
Revenue of $11.7 million compared to $16.8 million in the second quarter of 2021
Operating loss* of $0.5 million compared to operating income of $1.9 million in the second quarter of 2021
Net income available to common stockholders of $0.7 million compared to net income available to common stockholders of $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2021
Earnings per share of $0.02 compared to $0.05 in the second quarter of 2021
Retail customer net worth of $13.8 billion compared to $16.8 billion at the end of 2021
"Throughout the first half of 2022, we’ve adapted to changing business and economic conditions that have impacted the capital markets and our clients," said Gloria E. Gebbia, controlling shareholder and board member of Siebert. "The diversity of our business resulted in improved financial results relative to last quarter as clients turned to us for our expertise and guidance in this volatile environment. We remain focused on our growth strategy and the investments we’ve made to modernize our offerings and meet client demand. As we enter the second half of the year, we remain confident in our ability to navigate this environment and are well-positioned to capitalize on the evolving needs of our clients as a mission-driven company. We look forward to launching our correspondent clearing services which will further diversify our business. We are embracing this challenging environment to work closely with our clients while remaining focused on our long-term growth opportunities."
Andrew Reich, CFO of Siebert, commented: "We delivered solid results this quarter despite continued pressure from challenging market conditions. Strong performance in our securities finance and advisory businesses helped partially counter weaker revenues related to commissions and fees, principal transactions, and market making relative to the prior year period. Our Securities Finance division achieved another record quarter delivering year-over-year revenue growth of 85% in the second quarter and 89% year-to-date relative to the first half of 2021. The improvement in our operating loss this quarter included a temporary unrealized loss of $0.6 million on our U.S. government securities portfolio compared to $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2022. Looking ahead, we remain focused on sustained revenue growth and disciplined expense management while adjusting to changing market conditions. This quarter we started to benefit from the rising interest rate environment and expect that trend to continue in the second half of the year." **
*Operating income and operating loss represents the line item captioned "Income (loss) before provision for (benefit from) income taxes" in the statements of operations in Siebert’s 2022 Q2 10-Q.
**Refer to Siebert’s 2022 Q2 10-Q, Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
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About Siebert Financial Corp.
Siebert is a diversified financial services company that has been in business and a member of the NYSE since 1967 when Muriel Siebert became the first woman to own a seat on the NYSE and the first to head one of its member firms.
Siebert operates through its subsidiaries Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc., Siebert AdvisorNXT, Inc., Park Wilshire Companies, Inc., Rise Financial Services, LLC, Siebert Technologies, LLC and StockCross Digital Solutions, Ltd. Through these entities, Siebert provides a full range of brokerage and financial advisory services including securities brokerage, investment advisory and insurance offerings, prime brokerage, capital intro, and corporate stock plan administration solutions. For over 50 years, Siebert has been a mission-driven company that values its clients, shareholders, and employees. More information is available at www.siebert.com.
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