Leonteq AG / Keywords: Earnings Warning
Media Announcement: Leonteq Expects Record Profit In H1 2022
06/03/2022 / 07:00 CET / CEST
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PRESS RELEASE | LEONTEQ LOOKS FOR RECORD PROFITS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2022
Zurich, June 3, 2022 | Ad hoc notification pursuant to Art. 53 of the CoR
Leonteq AG (SIX: LEON) expects profits to increase significantly in the first half of 2022, thanks to strong trading results and record consolidated profit in excess of CHF 110 million.
After a very strong start to 2022, Leonteq continued to focus on disciplined risk management and saw a very significant increase in trading revenues over the past year compared to the same period last year. This development reflects unprecedented market conditions characterized by higher overall market volatility, including the exceptional price volatility of some large-cap companies due to the release of Q4 2021 and Q1 2022 results.
During this time of generally tough market environment for investors, Leonteq saw lower client activity in most regions, resulting in a significant decline in commission and fee income compared to the same period in 2021.
In addition, the group’s income taxes are expected to be significantly higher than the previous year’s level due to the current trading result.
Based on these factors, Leonteq expects significant growth in operating revenues and a record net profit of more than CHF 110 million in the first half of 2022, an increase of more than 50% compared to CHF 74.4 million in the same period last year.
Leonteq will publish H1 2022 results on July 21, 2022.
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Leonteq is a Swiss fintech company with a leading market for structured investment solutions. Based on modern technology developed in-house, Leonteq offers derivative investment products and services and mainly covers the product classes of capital protection, profit optimization and participation. Leonteq acts as a direct issuer of its own products and as a partner of other financial institutions. In addition, Leonteq supports insurance companies and banks in the production of capital-efficient unit-linked pension products with guarantees. The company has offices and branches in 13 countries in over 50 markets. Leonteq AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
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