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Nomura Reports First Quarter Financial Results

July 30, 2021

Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Tokyo, July 30, 2021 - Nomura Holdings, Inc. today announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.

Net revenue in the first quarter was 353.3 billion yen (US$3.2 billion)1 , income before income taxes was 78.5 billion yen (US$707 million), and net income attributable to Nomura Holdings shareholders was 48.5 billion yen (US$437 million).

"Three segment income before income taxes and Segment Other performance improved, contributing to net income of 48.5 billion yen and lifting ROE to 7.1 percent. A robust quarter in the newly established Investment Management division supported overall performance as our efforts to strategically enhance services in the private domain, strengthen our asset management advisory functions and enhance sustainability related businesses yielded results. In addition, this quarter we finished unwinding all our positions related to transactions with a US client. We remain committed to enhancing risk management and delivering sustainable growth," said Nomura President and Group CEO Kentaro Okuda.

Asset under management
Investment Management net revenue

1 US dollar amounts are included solely for the convenience of the reader and have been translated at the rate of 111.05 yen = 1 US dollar, the noon buying rate in New York for cable transfers in foreign currencies as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on June 30, 2021. This translation should not be construed to imply that the yen amounts actually represent, or have been or could be converted into, equivalent amounts in US dollars.

Divisional Performance


(Billions of Yen) FY2021/22 Q1 QoQ YoY
Net Revenue 85.0 -12% +5%
Income (loss) Before Income Taxes 19.0 -27% +26%

Retail reported net revenue of 85.0 billion yen, down 12 percent quarter on quarter and up 5 percent year on year. Income before income taxes was 19.0 billion yen, down 27 percent quarter on quarter but 26 percent higher year on year.

Efforts to grow client assets paid off with Retail client assets reaching a record high of 127 trillion yen as investment trusts and discretionary investments reported net inflows each month and net inflows of cash and securities made a positive contribution. The number of active clients grew year on year underpinned by efforts to increase client touchpoints.

Investment Management

(Billions of Yen) FY2021/22 Q1 QoQ YoY
Net Revenue 63.5 +17% +60%
Income (loss) Before Income Taxes 44.9 +27% +103%

Investment Management first quarter net revenue was 63.5 billion yen, up 17 percent quarter on quarter and 60 percent year on year. Income before income taxes was 44.9 billion yen, up 27 percent quarter on quarter and 103 percent higher than the same quarter last year.

Investment gain/loss grew significantly on the back of realized and unrealized gains due to a Nomura Capital Partners investee company IPO and contribution from American Century Investments gain/loss. Assets under Management in Investment Management was at a record high of 65.8 trillion yen on inflows.


(Billions of Yen) FY2021/22 Q1 QoQ YoY
Net Revenue 132.8 - -47%
Income (loss) Before Income Taxes -28.4 - -

Wholesale booked net revenue of 132.8 billion yen, down 47 percent year on year. Loss before income taxes was 28.4 billion yen.

In Wholesale, although Global Markets revenue improved from last quarter, excluding an additional loss arising from transactions with a US client, net revenue declined quarter on quarter. Fixed Income booked stronger revenues driven by spread products such as Credit and Securitized Products, while Equities performance slowed due to a decline in trading volume and lower volatility. Investment Banking had its third straight quarter of robust revenues driven by contributions from M&A revenues due to cross-border and sustainability deals and solid performance in ECM and DCM.

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  6. The consolidated financial information in this document is unaudited.


Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Investment Management. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.

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