B. Riley Financial Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

Continued Diversification of Revenue Mix
Declares regular quarterly dividend of $1.00 per common share

, April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY), a diversified financial services company, today announced results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Net loss of $12.1 million, ($0.43) diluted EPS
  • Total revenues of $205.6 million
  • Operating revenues (2) of $274.0 million
  • Total adjusted EBITDA (1) of $40.7 million
  • Operating adjusted EBITDA (3) of $84.2 million

Bryant Riley, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Financial said, "Our first quarter operating results reflect resilient performance from our diversified platform, offset by a challenging environment for our underwriting business and investment portfolio. Integration of recent acquisitions remain on track, as does the build out of our fixed income team. While our platform has demonstrated its ability to deliver outstanding results in more accommodating operating environments, current conditions remind us why we remain committed to a highly variable cost structure and a portfolio approach to a complementary but diversified operating model. We ended the quarter with $213.6 million in cash and equivalents, leaving us well-armed to capitalize on opportunities presented by recent market dislocations within our proprietary ecosystem."

"Within the Capital Markets segment, investment banking underwriting saw declines from the prior quarter due to market conditions. However, we continued to gain underwriting market share, and saw activity from ATM offerings, sales and trading, and securities lending businesses remain stable from the prior quarter. In subsequent quarters, we expect to see a more material benefit from M&A assignments as FocalPoint's robust pipeline is amplified by organic momentum. Our capital management business continues to show strength on the heels of the addition of 272 Capital last year. And finally, our direct lending activity continues to deliver strong performance while addressing an underserved need in the market."

Tom Kelleher, Co-Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Financial, added: "We continue to diversify our revenue mix by expanding our Communications business within Principal Investments via our pending acquisitions of Lingo Management and Bullseye Telecom which we anticipate will be completed this summer. These acquisitions should further enhance our uncorrelated, free cash flows - a core tenet of our platform. In addition, we are actively managing our equity exposure, and ensuring our recurring businesses continue to provide sufficient cash flow to cover our interest and dividend payments. We have an established track record of delivering market-leading returns and fully expect the competitive advantages of our diversified platform will deliver long-term sustainable growth and continued strong returns to our shareholders."

Declaration of Common Dividend
B. Riley has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.00 per common share which is payable on or about May 20 to common stockholders of record as of May 11.

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