MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
“We are gratified with the operating performance achieved this quarter in a period of rising interest rates and a shift in investor sentiment. The record volumes in our three core products - high grade, high yield and emerging markets – were driven by growth in market share and led to record revenues and pre-tax income,” said Richard M. McVey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MarketAxess. “We are also pleased with the promising momentum in our Open Trading initiatives and the positive response to our early integration efforts in Europe with Xtrakter.”
Second Quarter Results
Total revenues for the second quarter of 2013 increased 34.3% to a record $65.6 million, compared to $48.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. Pre-tax income was a record $31.5 million, compared to $21.2 million for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 48.6%. Pre-tax margin was 48.1%, compared to 43.4% for the second quarter of 2012. Net income totaled $19.3 million, or $0.51 per share on a diluted basis, compared to $12.6 million, or $0.34 per share on a diluted basis, for the second quarter of 2012.Commission revenue for the second quarter of 2013 totaled $54.2 million on record total trading volume of $187.7 billion, compared to $42.7 million in commission revenue on total trading volume of $144.8 billion for the second quarter of 2012. U.S. high-grade trading volume as a percentage of FINRA’s high-grade TRACE trading volume increased to a record estimated 14.1%, compared to an estimated 12.4% for the second quarter of 2012. All other revenue, which consists of information and post-trade services, technology products and services, investment income and other revenue, increased 85.2% to $11.4 million, compared to $6.1 million for the second quarter of 2012. The increase in all other revenue was principally due to information and post-trade services revenue generated by Xtrakter Limited (“Xtrakter”) totaling $5.5 million in the second quarter of 2013. The Company completed the acquisition of Xtrakter on February 28, 2013.