Admiral Markets AS unaudited 12 months financial results of 2020 Tallinn Stock Exchange:ADMB080027A

In 2020, Admiral Markets AS set a profit record of operation 2020 marked Admiral Markets

In 2020, Admiral Markets AS set a profit record of operation

2020 marked Admiral Markets AS’ most successful year. The company’s net profit was 20.3 million euros, which is 340% more than the year before. The volume of transactions increased by 110% during the year.

Admiral Markets AS’ net income increased to 47.1 million euros in the past year. In 2019, this figure was 23.2 million euros. The net profit margin in 2020 was 43% (2019: 20%). In 2020, Admiral Markets AS’ customers collectively made 66.9 million transactions, compared to the previous year, when the corresponding figure was 31.8 million.

Sergei Bogatenkov, Chairman of the Management Board of Admiral Markets AS, stated that last year’s record results brought the company significantly closer to the goal set for 2030 – to offer financial freedom to 10 million customers. “Of course, we are very happy with the business results, but having been able to achieve these results while providing a stable and safe working environment for employees all around the world has been our greatest achievement at a time when we are witnessing the biggest health crisis in history,” said Bogatenkov.

“One of the biggest achievements was the launch of our new native trading application, which makes mobile trading and investing easier than ever before. It is a solution that makes it convenient for a novice trader with no previous experience in the sector to access the financial markets. In this way, we can expand our customer base by offering our customers the best localised trading and investment experience,” explained the Chairman of the Management Board of Admiral Markets AS.

According to him, the trading application is just one example of how the company is strategically expanding its core services: “20 years ago, when we started our business, we were solely a Forex and CFD based company and we wanted to become one of the leaders in this field. Today, the goals set at that time have been met and. We are expanding our global presence with new services. We are an international financial center disrupting the FinTech world. ”

Bogatenkov emphasized the growing need for raising environmental awareness. “As a global company with offices in 19 countries around the world, sustainable choices can reduce the footprint we leave behind. It is also important to give back to society and help those who need support in times of change,” the chairman of the management board explained.

As culture & the arts is an area that was strongly affected by last year, Admiral Markets AS has joined forces with Eesti Kontsert: “Music unites cultures and people. The present conditions have presented grave challenges to mental health and wellbeing of many. Forced absence from colleagues, friends and loved ones affects us all. I believe that music has the ability to comfort and bring change to everyday life.”

Sergei Bogatenkov thanked all the people and partners who have been a part of the company on its 20-year journey. “We have shared common lessons, success stories and worked towards a long-term goal. I am sincerely grateful to everyone who has helped us achieve such great results. I hope that this year brings the long-awaited solution to the COVID crisis and that we are able to return to normal life.”

Statement of Financial Position

(in thousands of euros) 31.12.2020 31.12.2019
Due from credit institutions 25,742 19,757
Due from investment companies 15,120 6,786
Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss 11,623 9,759
Loans and receivables 6,730 3,983
Other assets 1,390 912
Long-term investments 4,180 0
Tangible assets 1,614 1,283
Right-of-use asset 4,213 4,059
Intangible assets 824 630
Total assets 71,436 47,169
Financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss 219 66
Liabilities and prepayments 7,317 2,349
Subordinated debt securities 1,827 1,827
Lease liabilities 4,396 4,145
Total liabilities 13,759 8,387
Share capital 2,586 2,586
Statutory reserve capital 259 259
Retained earnings 54,832 35,937
Total equity 57,677 38,782
Total liabilities and equity 71,436 47,169

Statement of Comprehensive Income

(in thousands of euros) 2020 2019
Net gains from trading of financial assets at fair value through profit or loss with clients and liquidity providers 65,762 34,838
Brokerage fee income 32 71
Brokerage and commission fee expense -18,719 -11,708
Other trading activity related income 19 31
Other trading activity related expense -23 -22
Net income from trading 47,071 23,210
Other income 1,368 777
Other expense -391 -202
Interest income calculated using the effective interest method 128 75
Other income similar to interest 194 183
Interest expense -245 -224
Net gains/loss on exchange rate changes -1,360 266
Net gains at fair value through profit or loss 0 50
Personnel expenses -7,670 -7,006
Operating expenses -17,400 -11,268
Depreciation of tangible and intangible assets  -626 -526
Depreciation of right-of-use assets -573 -420
Profit before income tax 20,532 4,915
Income tax -267 -311
Profit for the reporting period 20,265 4,604
Comprehensive income for the reporting period 20,265 4,604
Basic and diluted earnings per share 50.16 11.40

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Under the international financial services trademark of Admiral Markets, customers are offered Forex and leveraged Contract for Difference (CFD) web-based trading service in the over-the-counter market as well as listed instruments. Since the foundation in 2001, Admiral Markets has continually expanded its reach, and today it services worldwide through regulated trading companies.

Investment company Admiral Markets AS, established in Estonia, is a branch of Admiral Markets Group AS, which has the right to provide investment services under the operating license of the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority in the European Union and the European Economic Area countries. Admiral Markets Group AS is physically represented in 19 countries through its regulated trading companies with a customer portfolio covering over 145 countries.

Additional information:

Kaia Gil
Communication manager of Admiral Markets AS
[email protected]
+372 53 413 764

  • Unaudited interim report 2020 ENG