In its Q2 2023 earnings report, Robinhood (HOOD), the net buying and selling platform identified for its crypto-friendly strategy, revealed crypto buying and selling income of $31 million, representing an 18% lower from the earlier quarter’s $38 million.
Regardless of this decline, Robinhood achieved profitability for the primary time since going public.
In Q2, Robinhood’s cryptocurrency buying and selling income amounted to $31 million, comprising 16% of the overall buying and selling income of $193 million throughout all classes, which skilled a 7% sequential decline.
In keeping with the corporate’s quarterly report launched on August 2, income from cryptocurrency transactions shouldn’t be the one part affected; different transaction-based revenues additionally skilled decreases, with choices income declining by 5% to $127 million and equities income declining by 7% to $25 million.
Over the previous yr, Robinhood’s earnings has dropped by 4%, from $202 million in June of the earlier yr to $193 million.
The drop in crypto buying and selling comes amid a turbulent state of the general crypto market, impacted by numerous occasions, together with the collapse of Terra and FTX and ongoing regulatory challenges.
In June, Robinhood ceased help for tokens listed within the SEC lawsuits towards crypto exchanges Binance and Coinbase, akin to Cardano (ADA), Polygon (MATIC), and Solana (SOL).
At present, the buying and selling platform provides 15 completely different cryptocurrencies, together with widespread ones like bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), dogecoin (DOGE), and avalanche (AVAX).
Regardless of the challenges out there, Robinhood reported earnings per share of $0.03 on income of $486 million for the second quarter, surpassing analysts expectations, which projected a lack of $0.01 per share on income of $473 million.
The corporate achieved a noteworthy 10% rise in complete internet revenues, which could be attributed primarily to elevated proxy income and better internet curiosity revenues, which have surged seasonally.
Robinhood Expands Strategically with UK CEO Appointment and Crypto Asset Surge, Achieves 13% Progress in Whole Belongings Beneath Custody
Robinhood stays undaunted by the lower in transaction-based income and is actively advancing its growth initiatives.
The corporate is making strides towards its UK launch, scheduled for the top of this yr.
A major step on this path is the appointment of Jordan Sinclair, a former Barclays government who now assumes the position of CEO for Robinhood’s operations within the UK.
Furthermore, Robinhood’s crypto belongings below custody elevated reasonably, from $8.431 billion in December 2022 to $11.503 billion by June 2023.
Notably, the aggregated belongings below management skilled a 13% rise to succeed in $89 billion in the course of the earlier quarter. This surge was propelled by augmented fairness valuations and sustained internet deposits.
“In Q2, we reached a big milestone by attaining GAAP profitability for the primary time as a public firm,” mentioned Vlad Tenev, CEO and co-founder of Robinhood Markets.
“Usually accepted accounting ideas (GAAP) refers to the usual accounting ideas and pointers firms use to organize their monetary statements.
By way of internet deposits, Robinhood recorded a considerable $4.1 billion within the quarter, indicating an annualized progress charge of 21% relative to the belongings below custody in the course of the first quarter of 2023.
Over the previous yr, the web deposits aggregated to $16.1 billion, illustrating a progress charge of 25% over twelve months.