NEW YORK– December 19, 2017 – Jefferies Group LLC today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2017.
Highlights for the twelve months ended November 30, 2017:
Record Total Net Revenues of $3.20 billion
Record Investment Banking Net Revenues of $1.76 billion
Total Equities and Fixed Income Net Revenues of $1.42 billion
Earnings Before Income Taxes of $505 million
Record Net Earnings of $358 million
Highlights for the three months ended November 30, 2017:
Total Net Revenues of $823 million
Record Investment Banking Net Revenues of $529 million
Total Equities and Fixed Income Net Revenues of $289 million
Earnings Before Income Taxes of $142 million
Net Earnings of $90 million
Rich Handler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Brian Friedman, Chairman of the Executive Committee, commented: “We are pleased that Jefferies' 2017 net revenues and net income represent the best results in our 55-year history. Our strategy of prioritizing expansion of our investment banking effort continues to succeed and should yield further growth over the next several years. The competitive landscape continues to provide opportunities for Jefferies to grow further by leveraging the unique blend of our non-bank Wall Street culture and business model, deep and broad sectoral expertise, and global geographic reach in investment banking, equity and fixed income trading, and research. We enter 2018 with strong momentum throughout our Company.”
“Our fourth quarter performance was driven by $529 million in Investment Banking net revenues. These quarterly record Investment Banking results reflect solid contributions from equity and debt capital markets, strong performance in our merger and acquisition advisory business, and broad participation across our industry groups and regional efforts. Our Equities net revenues of $194 million were solid, while our Fixed Income net revenues of $95 million are reflective of a period of lighter volumes, particularly in November, and narrower bid - offer spreads.”
“We would like to express our sincere thanks to our 3,450 employee-partners around the globe for their commitment, hard work, loyalty, integrity and dedication in serving our clients and Leucadia's shareholders.”
The attached financial tables should be read in conjunction with our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended August 31, 2017, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2016 and our amended Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended November 30, 2016. Amounts herein pertaining to November 30, 2017 represent a preliminary estimate as of the date of this earnings release and may be revised in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2017.
This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include statements about our future results and performance, including our future market share and expected financial results. It is possible that the actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results indicated in these forward-looking statements. Please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for a discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements.
Jefferies, the world's only independent full-service global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for over 50 years, is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Our firm provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income and foreign exchange, as well as wealth management, in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company.
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