CoinShares Earnings Surge in First Half

Comprehensive income, a profit measure that includes the change in the value of digital assets, climbed more than fivefold.

Aug 5, 2021 at 9:14 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:35 p.m. UTC

CoinShares, Europe’s largest digital asset investment firm, said its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) climbed more than sevenfold in the first half of the year.

  • Comprehensive income, a profit measure that includes the change in the value of its digital assets, climbed more than fivefold to £58.7 million ($82 million), the Jersey-based company said in a statement.
  • "This performance has been primarily driven by bitcoin and ethereum prices reaching all-time highs in April and May 2021, respectively," the company said. "This has resulted in increased management fees across the Group's Asset Management Platform."
  • The volatility that subsequently brought about dramatic declines in BTC and ETH prices, however, seems to have taken its toll on CoinShares' assets under management (AUM).
  • The firm's AUM at the end of June stood at £2.2 billion ($3 billion), a 33% decline from $4.5 billion at the end of last year.
  • CoinShares began trading on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market in March following a public offering that raised $17.8 million.

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