Brokerage revenue and profit – Research by BrokerChooser

Main takeaways

  • In Q1 2022, revenue at brokers was essentially unchanged (+1%) while profit declined by 10% on average compared to Q1 2021. Meanwhile, new account openings plunged 70% in the same period. 
  • There are significant differences between revenue per customer numbers at brokers. Among the brokerages covered, Robinhood had the lowest number in this regard  in Q1 2022, roughly 94% below the market average.

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We examined publicly available data on revenue and profit at retail brokers. Read on to learn what we’ve found.

Table of Contents

  1. Total revenue in Q1 2022, by broker
  2. Total revenue in 2021, by broker
  3. Total revenue by year
  4. Revenue per customer in Q1 2022, by broker
  5. Revenue per customer in 2021, by broker
  6. Net profit in Q1 2021, by broker
  7. Net profit in 2021, by broker
  8. Contact us

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Brokerage revenue and profit

Total revenue

Notes to the “Revenue in 2022 Q1” chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker’s name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.

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Notes to the “Revenue in 2021” chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker’s name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.

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Total revenue by year (USD million)

Notes to the chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • The Q1 2022 revenue data was estimated based on Q4/H2 2021 revenue data for brokers that haven’t released yet their public report for Q1. These brokers include Hargreaves Lansdown, AJ Bell Youinvest, Interactive Investors, Saxo Bank, and Swissquote.

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Brokerage revenue and profit

Revenue per customer

Notes to the “Revenue per customer in 2022 Q1” chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker’s name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.

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Notes to the “Revenue per customer in 2021” chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker’s name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.

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Brokerage revenue and profit

Total profit

Net profit in Q1 2022, by broker (USD million)

Notes to the chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker’s name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.

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Net profit in 2021, by broker (USD million)

Notes to the chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker’s name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.

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Brokerage revenue and profit

Revenue breakdown

Brokerage revenue and profit

Contact us

 If you have any questions about the methodology or dataset, feel free to contact us:

Ádám Nasli, Broker Expert: media@brokerchooser.com

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