Siebert Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results
Siebert Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: SIEB) ("Siebert"), a diversified provider of financial services, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022.
Full Year 2022 Financial Highlights
"During a volatile and challenging market environment in 2022, Siebert continued to build the foundation for future growth," said Gloria E. Gebbia, controlling shareholder and board member of Siebert. "While our performance this year was disappointing primarily due to certain expenses that are not ongoing, we remain confident in our offerings and have numerous initiatives underway to build a more diversified business, capitalize on the evolving needs of our clients and position Siebert for success. We continue to expand our corporate services offering and broker-dealer capabilities while strengthening Siebert's presence in the Greater Miami area to have further geographical reach for our clients. Looking ahead, we remain well-positioned to empower our clients' success and will continue to build on Muriel Siebert's legacy and modernize our offerings to meet client demand."
Andrew Reich, CFO of Siebert, commented: "While we had an net loss in 2022, a substantial portion of this loss was driven by certain non-operating expenses of $4.7 million as well as a temporary unrealized loss of $3.9 million on our U.S. government securities portfolio, which we anticipate to be reversed over the maturities of the securities (the large majority of which mature by the end of 2023). Siebert achieved pretax income of $4.3 million in 2022 excluding these items.
Our Securities Finance division delvered 22% topline growth in 2022 and remains a key growth driver for Siebert. We also benefited from the rising interest rate environment and remain well positioned to benefit from that trend throughout 2023. Looking ahead, we remain focused on returning to profitability and continue to identify opportunities to drive revenue growth while optimizing our expenses. While the economic outlook remains uncertain, we are well positioned with a strong balance sheet and a diversified business model."**
*Pretax income / loss represents the line item captioned "Income (loss) before provision for (benefit from) income taxes" in the statements of operations in Siebert's 2022 10-K.
**Refer to Siebert's 2022 10-K, Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for further detail.
Notice to Investors
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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, and corporate stock plan administration solutions. For over 50 years, Siebert has been a company that values its clients, shareholders, and employees. More information is available at www.siebert.com.
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