Abstract：The broker’s financials improved when compared with the first quarter of 2021. It added 33,740 new customers last quarter.
Plus500 (LON: PLUS) announced its quarterly financials for the first three months of 2021, reporting revenue of $270.9 million. It was 68 percent higher than the previous quarter and 33 percent more than the first quarter of the previous year.
The EBITDA of the broker for the period between January and March came in at $161.6 million. This figure was again 33 percent higher than the previous year, but 128 percent more than Q4 of 2021.
In addition, the EBITDA margin improved to 60 percent from the previous quarters 44 percent.
“Plus500 has produced excellent results for Q1 2022, continuing our significant operational and financial momentum over recent years, and validating our clear strategic roadmap,” said the CEO of Plus500, David Zruia.
The company, which primarily offers online forex and CFDs trading, is now focused on expanding its global reach. Earlier this year, it obtained a regulatory license in Estonia and entered the Japanese retail trading market with the acquisition of a local platform.
“Our ongoing investments in developing our position as a global multi-asset fintech group will enable future growth. In particular, we continue to make organic investments in technology, marketing and our people, as well as actively targeting additional acquisitions and initiating potential strategic partnerships,” Zruia added.
Solid Client Metrics
Additionally, the London-listed broker highlighted that it added 33,740 new customers last quarter. Though this number is marginally higher than the previous quarter, it is 62 percent lower than Q1 of 2021. In addition, it ended the quarter with 176,642 active traders on its platform.
The average revenue per user strengthened to $1,534.00, which is 64 percent higher than the previous quarter and 104 percent higher than the same quarter of the previous year. The average acquisition cost came in at $1,416.00, which is 6 percent lower than Q4 of 2021 but 199 percent more than Q1 of 2021.
Moreover, client deposits on the trading platform improved to $0.6 billion last quarter compared to $0.5 billion in the last quarter of 2021.
“At the current time, the Board anticipates that revenue for FY 2022 will be ahead of current market expectations and continues to expect that Plus500 will deliver sustainable growth from all of the Group's product offerings over the medium to long term,” the company noted, mentioning its outlook.
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