Cryptocommercial bank Galaxy Digital's latest earnings report: Q4 2019 loss of 32.9 million US dollars, stock price fell 65%

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  • Galaxy Digital disclosed its financial position for the fourth quarter of 2019 on Wednesday's earnings conference call
  • This cryptocurrency commercial bank has a net loss of $ 32.9 million during this period
  • Its share price also fell 65% from its June 2019 high.

Cryptocurrency Galaxy Digital's latest earnings report: Q4 2019 loss of 32.9 million US dollars, stock price fell 65%

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According to the latest financial report, Galaxy Digital Holding, a cryptocurrency commercial bank founded by former Wall Street trader and billionaire Michael Novogratz, had a net loss of $ 32.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.

At the time of the news disclosure, the company's stock price has continued to fall since it hit a high in June 2019.

In the fourth quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday morning, the company listed on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange disclosed its 2019 financial position. Company CEO Michael Novogratz tried to increase investor confidence after a period of turmoil in the crypto market, and mentioned the collapse of the cryptocurrency market, including in the so-called "Black Thursday".

Novogratz said on the earnings call: "I don't think" Black Thursday "will invalidate my opinion about Bitcoin."

He later added:

"I am really confident that [bitcoin] will rise by the end of this year."

Despite Novogratz's confidence in the entire Bitcoin market, Galaxy Digital still has trouble in the last quarter of 2019. Its trading department's net realized losses exceeded US $ 32 million, of which total net losses (including unrealized gains and losses from different assets) income was approximately US $ 16.7 million. Its main investment department also suffered a net loss of $ 8.4 million.

The financial data disclosed is the latest data as of December 30, 2019, so it does not include detailed performance information for 2020 and of course does not include March.

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Compared with the third quarter of 2019, Galaxy Digital suffered relatively few losses in the fourth quarter, when the total net loss of all departments in the third quarter was $ 68.2 million. Its consolidated net income in 2019 reached US $ 25.8 million, while its loss in 2018 was US $ 272.7 million.

Since the June 2019 high, the company's stock price has fallen 65%. When asked about the stock ’s poor performance, Novogratz said that Galaxy Digital ’s stock was “cheap” compared to the company ’s actual performance, noting that the Canadian stock market has historically had little demand for cryptocurrency-related companies.

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As The Block reported last week, in recent months, Galaxy Digital has successively resigned from several executives, including its head of trading strategy, Josh Lim. In addition, the company also underwent major layoffs in mid-February, with a layoff ratio of 15%.