ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - In an effort to provide timely information to enable analysts and investors to stay better informed about the general trends in our major business segments, we are releasing selected operating statistics. Due to the limited nature of this data, a consistent correlation to earnings should not be assumed.
Securities commissions and fees of $272 million were up 3.3 percent from the preceding month, led by a strong increase in the Private Client Group segment which was partially offset by a decrease in the Capital Markets segment.
Compared to the prior year's January, client assets under administration of $441 billion were up 10.5 percent and financial assets under management of $59 billion were up 21.3 percent. Client assets under administration and financial assets under management declined 1.3 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively, from their December levels, as the S&P 500 was down 3.6 percent for the month.
“Equity Capital Markets experienced a drop in investment banking revenues from a strong December month and quarter, which is typical of the seasonally slow January month,” said Paul Reilly, CEO. "Improved public finance activity and a reasonable level of trading profits in January lifted Fixed Income revenues, which are still being challenged by depressed commission volumes industrywide."
Raymond James Bank net loans outstanding are up 14.3 percent from last year’s January and up $300 million, or 3.2 percent, from the preceding month as new production outpaced decelerating payoff activity. Net new loan growth remains encouraging but it is also unpredictable given our conservative underwriting standards and the extremely competitive environment for high quality loans.
“Despite the volatility in the equity markets since the beginning of the calendar year, we are pleased with our performance in all of our businesses,” explained Reilly. “We are also encouraged by healthy recruiting activity in the Private Client Group and a robust deal pipeline in our Capital Markets businesses.”
About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified holding company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking, and other services to individuals, corporations, and municipalities. Its three principal wholly owned broker-dealers, Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services, and Raymond James Ltd., have approximately 6,200 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.5 million accounts in more than 2,500 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $441 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com.
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January 2014 (21 business days)
December 2013 (21 business days)
January 2013 (21 business days)
Total securities commissions and fees (1)
Client assets under administration
Private client group assets under administration
Financial assets under management (2)
Raymond James Bank total loans, net
(1) Includes all securities commissions and fees generated by our financial advisors, both private client and institutional.
(2) This is the primary revenue driver for the asset management segment. Investment advisory fees are based on a percentage of assets at either a single point in time within the quarter, typically the beginning or end of a quarter, or the “average daily” balances of assets under management.