NEW YORK– September 19, 2017 – Jefferies Group LLC today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter 2017.
Highlights for the three months ended August 31, 2017:
Total Net Revenues of $801 million
Investment Banking Net Record Revenues of $476 million
Total Equities and Fixed Income Net Revenues of $320 million
Earnings Before Income Taxes of $122 million
Net Earnings of $84 million
Highlights for the nine months ended August 31, 2017:
Total Net Revenues of $2,375 million
Investment Banking Net Revenues of $1,236 million
Total Equities and Fixed Income Net Revenues of $1,128 million
Earnings Before Income Taxes of $363 million
Net Earnings of $268 million
Rich Handler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Brian Friedman, Chairman of the Executive Committee, commented: “Our third quarter net revenues of more than $800 million represent our best third quarter in Jefferies' history (excluding Bache), and are significantly above the revenues of $654 million for the same quarter last year and $683 million for the second quarter of this year (excluding last quarter's $96 million gain on our KCG position, which has now been sold).”
“Our third quarter performance was led by a quarterly record $476 million in Investment Banking revenues. We have been focused on building our Investment Banking business for many years, with the last two years affording us yet another important opportunity to recruit and expand upon our already broad footprint. The continued successful development of our investment banking platform should lead to greater stability in our results and compounding benefits to our overall platform.”
“Jefferies' Investment Banking net revenues reflect record quarterly debt capital markets net revenues, solid results in our equity capital markets effort and a strong performance in mergers, acquisitions and advisory, as well as broad participation across our industry groups, including healthcare, energy, technology media and telecommunications, financial services, industrials and consumer. This third quarter alone, our 789 global investment banking professionals completed 381 debt financings raising $91 billion of capital, 34 equity financings raising $16 billion of capital and 50 merger and acquisitions transactions aggregating $29 billion in total deal size. Our Investment Banking backlog remains robust.”
“Our Equities and Fixed Income results were solid, while volumes and volatility were subdued for much of the quarter. We are driving growth in market share in our core equities business, while our fixed income efforts are much improved, with increased capital efficiency and lower overall risk.”
“Our non-compensation costs include $4.4 million of the more than $5.0 million we, our clients and our employees donated to charities for Hurricane Harvey relief. We are proud Jefferies could deliver our platform to support those in need in the aftermath of this horrible disaster.”
The attached financial tables should be read in conjunction with our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended May 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 August 31, 2017 represent a preliminary estimate as of the date of this earnings release and may be revised in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended August 31, 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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