Jefferies Financial Group, a Nasdaq-listed financial services provider, recently announced its financial results for three months and nine months ended 31 August 2021. The financial firm reported a substantial jump in Net Income as the number reached $407 million, or $1.50 per diluted share in the recent quarter.
For the nine-month period that ended 31 August 2021, Jefferies Financial Group’s Net Income attributable to common shareholders touched $1.34 billion. Additionally, Jefferies Group LLC posted a 19% YoY jump in Net Revenue as the number reached $1.65 billion for the three months that ended 31 August 2021.
Commenting on the recent financial results, Rich Handler, the CEO of Jefferies, and Brian Friedman, the company’s President, said: “We are humbled by and deeply grateful for the confidence and trust our clients have shown in us, not just this quarter, but over the years and decades we have worked to build the leading independent full-service global investment banking firm. Our results this quarter demonstrate that the relentless client focus of our amazing Jefferies team is the difference maker and our market position has reached a new level, particularly in Investment Banking.”
Jefferies saw consistent growth in net income and revenues since the start of 2021.
In the recent announcement, Jefferies highlighted a sharp increase in its investment banking business. While the financial services provider faced some challenges in its asset management division, the overall growth in investment banking brought substantial revenues to the latest quarter.
“Net revenues in Investment Banking for the first nine months of the year were $3.25 billion and our backlog for the fourth quarter is at a new record level. In this most recent quarter, we completed more investment banking transactions (up 18% this quarter from Q3 2020), with more clients (up 19%), at a greater average value per transaction (up 48%) than ever before. To put this in perspective, our Investment Banking effort (supported by Equities, Fixed Income, research, and our firmwide support team) arranged 424 separate transactions for 407 different clients with an aggregate deal value of $238 billion in the third quarter,” Handler and Friedman added.
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