Gloria E. Gebbia, controlling shareholder and board member of Siebert Financial Corp., said, “I’m incredibly proud of what our company has been able to accomplish. The outstanding results this quarter are a testament to many recent improvements and innovations at Siebert. In addition, the impact we are seeing from the acquisition of the StockCross retail assets is incredibly exciting, and we look forward to the next quarter and the coming year.”
Second Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights
|Three Months||Six Months|
|Ended June 30,||Ended June 30,|
|Earnings per share (rounded)||$||0.07||$||0.02||250||%||$||0.13||$||0.02||550||%|
|Retail Customer Balances||2018||2017||% Change|
|Retail customer accounts with positions||39,877||28,953||38||%|
|Retail customer net worth (in billions)||$||11.2||$||7.3||53||%|
Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2018 increased to $7,488,000 from $2,689,000 for the corresponding period in 2017, primarily driven by an increase in revenue related to our acquisition of retail assets from StockCross Financial Services Inc.
Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2018 increased to $1,799,000 or $0.07 per share from $365,000 or $0.02 per share for the corresponding period in 2017.
As of June 30, 2018, we had $6,686,000 in highly liquid cash and cash equivalents. Total stockholders' equity was $8,705,000 as of June 30, 2018 as compared to $5,212,000 as of December 31, 2017.
For additional information please refer to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2018 filed with the SEC on August 13, 2018. You may also access the Form 10-Q through our website at www.siebertnet.com.
About Siebert Financial Corp.
Siebert Financial Corp. is a holding company that conducts its retail discount brokerage business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc., which became a member of the NYSE in 1967 when Ms. Siebert became the first woman to own a seat on the Exchange. The company conducts its investment advisory business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Siebert AdvisorNXT, Inc., a registered investment advisor, and its insurance business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Park Wilshire Companies Inc., a licensed insurance agency. Siebert Financial Corp. is based in New York City with 11 retail branches throughout the continental United States. More information is available at www.siebertnet.com.
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