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Jefferies Sees 52% Profit Decline in Q3 2022

<p>Jefferies Financial Group Inc., (NYSE: JEF) the parent company of FXCM Group, reported a net income of $195 million or 75 cents a share in the third quarter of 2022, a 52 percent decline from the same quarter of the <a href="https://www.financemagnates.com/institutional-forex/jefferies-financial-group-reports-record-revenues-and-net-income/" target="_blank">previous year</a>. </p><p>The group paid $80 million in a regulatory settlement in the quarter, the removal of which put the adjusted net income at $275 million or $1.10 a share.</p><p>However, the profits of <a href="https://www.financemagnates.com/tag/jefferies/" target="_blank">Jefferies</a> beat the street estimation. It was primarily pulled by the merchant banking division with the sale of its wood and lumber products business, Idaho Timber.</p><p>The total revenue of the group for the period came in at $1.5 billion, which is again 21 percent lower than the figures of the previous year. The investment banking division generated $682 million in revenue, a dip of 44 percent, whereas the capital markets activities brought in $452 million.</p><p>Bearish Wall Street</p><p>The figures clearly show the effects of dealmaking and capital markets activity on Wall Street. Such a trend can be seen in the upcoming results of other American financial giants.</p><p>“Our third quarter results reflect the strength and momentum of our Firm, our team, our brand, and our market position, despite the challenges of the current market environment,” Jefferies’s CEO, Richard Handler, and President, Brian Friedman, said in a joint statement.</p><p>“2022 is feeling like a transitional year in our business, but one in which we are making good progress in enhancing our market share.”</p><p>Meanwhile, Jefferies decided to exit its <a href="https://www.financemagnates.com/terms/f/forex/" target="_blank" id="6faa6714-7f7b-4d23-b1c5-c0d40807d613_1" class="terms__main-term">forex</a> prime brokerage business and has inked a deal with another firm for <a href="https://www.financemagnates.com/institutional-forex/brokerage/exclusive-jefferies-to-migrate-prime-brokerage-clients-to-another-institution/" target="_blank">client migration</a>, Finance Magnates reported earlier.</p><p>“We continue to invest toward further growth, most notably in Investment Banking, guard our balance sheet and capital against the risk of the increased <a href="https://www.financemagnates.com/terms/v/volatility/" target="_blank" id="7fd330d9-8855-4c31-9770-cb52b328c117_1" class="terms__secondary-term">volatility</a>, and prioritize our clients and our Jefferies' team, the two executives added.</p>

This article was written by Arnab Shome at www.financemagnates.com.