Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) an automated global electronic broker and market maker, today reported diluted earnings per share of $0.50 for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.26 for the same period in 2010.

On a comprehensive basis, which includes the effect of changes in the U.S. dollar value of the Company’s non-U.S. subsidiaries, the Company reported diluted earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.52 for the same period in 2010. Reported results on a comprehensive basis reflect the new GAAP convention that requires the reporting of currency translation results contained in Other Comprehensive Income as part of reportable earnings. Previously, these were reported as a component of changes in Total Equity in the Statement of Financial Condition.

Net revenues were $386 million and income before income taxes was $218 million for this quarter, compared to net revenues of $299 million and income before income taxes of $162 million for the same period in 2010.

Business Highlights
  • 56% pretax profit margin for this quarter.
  • 55% Electronic Brokerage pretax profit margin for this quarter.
  • 63% Market Making pretax profit margin for this quarter.
  • Customer equity increased 23% from the year-ago quarter to $23.3 billion and customer accounts increased 22%.
  • Cleared DARTs increased 43% from the year-ago quarter to 457,000.
  • Electronic Brokerage pretax income increased 66% from the year-ago quarter to $106 million.
  • Market Making pretax income increased 24% from the year-ago quarter to $129 million.

"During the quarter we released our new Interactive Brokers Information Systems (IBIS) market data, news and research platform. With a very reasonable introductory price of $69 per month, the new platform has been very well received by our brokerage customers and by our new IBIS-only customers alike." said Thomas Peterffy, our CEO. “We are currently working on further enhancing the capabilities of IBIS and other aspects of our brokerage technology."

Segment Overview

Electronic Brokerage

Electronic Brokerage segment income before income taxes grew 66%, to $106 million, in the quarter ended September 30, 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Commissions and execution fees increased 45% from the year-ago quarter due to growth in the number of customers and higher average trading volume per customer account. Net interest income increased 82% from the same period. Customer accounts grew 22% to 184,000 and customer equity grew 23% to $23.3 billion. Pretax profit margin increased from 49% to 55% for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 from the same period in 2010. Total DARTs (1) for cleared and execution-only customers increased 39%, to 495,000 from the year-ago quarter. Cleared DARTs were 457,000 in this quarter, 43% higher than the same period last year.

Market Making

Market Making segment income before income taxes increased 24%, to $129 million, for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 from the same period in 2010. This increase was driven by higher actual-to-implied volatility, higher trading volumes and wider bid-offer spreads. Currency translation effects negatively impacted this quarter, while they had a positive effect on the year-ago quarter’s earnings. Currency translation effects are reported in the Trading Gains of the Market Making segment. Pretax profit margin expanded to 63% in this quarter from 61% in the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Market Making options and futures contract volume increased by 60% and 14%, respectively, from the year-ago quarter.

Effects of Foreign Currency Diversification

In connection with our currency strategy, we have determined to base our net worth in GLOBALs, a basket of major currencies in which we hold our equity. In this quarter, our currency hedging program decreased our profits as the U.S. dollar value of the GLOBAL decreased by approximately 2.5%. The effects of currency hedging are reported as components of (1) Market Making Trading Gains and (2) Other Comprehensive Income, described below.

Comprehensive Income

Reported results on a comprehensive basis reflect the Company’s early adoption of newly issued U.S. GAAP guidance (2) that requires the presentation of a Statement of Comprehensive Income, replacing the former Statement of Income. The Statement of Comprehensive Income reports currency translation results that are a component of Other Comprehensive Income (“OCI”) directly in this statement. Previously, OCI was reported as a component of changes in Total Equity in the Statement of Financial Condition. In periods prior to the quarter ending June 30, 2011, we reported non-GAAP measures for the purpose of incorporating all currency translation gains and losses in the Statement of Income. This reporting method is now required under GAAP guidance.

(1) Daily average revenue trades (DARTs) are based on customer orders.

(2) Accounting Standards Update 2011-05, Comprehensive Income.

Conference Call Information:

Interactive Brokers Group will hold a conference call with investors today, October 20, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its quarterly results. Investors who would like to listen to the conference call live should dial 877-324-1965 (U.S. domestic) and 631-291-4512 (international). The number should be dialed approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the conference call. Ask for the “Interactive Brokers Conference Call.”

The conference call will also be accessible simultaneously, and through replays, as an audio webcast through the Investor Relations section of the Interactive Brokers web site, www.interactivebrokers.com/ir.

About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.:

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools at exceptionally low costs. The brokerage trading platform utilizes the same innovative technology as the Company’s market making business, which specializes in routing orders and executing and processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds and funds on more than 90 electronic exchanges and trading venues around the world. As a market maker, we provide liquidity at these marketplaces and, as a broker, we provide professional traders and investors with electronic access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and mutual funds from a single IB Universal Account SM. Employing proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive Brokers is continuously integrating its software with a growing number of exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning, computerized platform that requires minimal human intervention.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The foregoing information contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the company's current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the company's operations and business environment which may cause the company's actual results to be materially different from any future results, expressed or implied, in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to the company on the date of this release. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any statements expressed or implied therein will not be realized. Additional information on risk factors that could potentially affect the company's financial results may be found in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

OPERATING DATA
   
               
TRADE VOLUMES:
(in 000's, except %)

 

Brokerage
Market

Brokerage
Non Avg. Trades
Making % Cleared % Cleared % Total % per U.S.
Period Trades Change Trades Change Trades Change Trades Change Trading Day
2006 66,043 51,238 12,828 130,109 518
2007 99,086 50% 72,931 42% 16,638 30% 188,655 45% 752
2008 101,672 3% 120,195 65% 16,966 2% 238,833 27% 944
2009 93,550 -8% 127,338 6% 13,636 -20% 234,524 -2% 934
2010 75,169 -20% 133,658 5% 18,732 37% 227,559 -3% 905
 
3Q2010 17,796 31,894 4,746 54,436 851
3Q2011 19,602 10% 45,879 44% 5,273 11% 70,754 30% 1,106
 
CONTRACT AND SHARE VOLUMES:
(in 000's, except %)
             

TOTAL                 
Options % Futures* % Stocks %

Period
(contracts) Change (contracts) Change (shares) Change
2006 563,623 62,419 34,493,410
2007 673,144 19% 83,134 33% 47,324,798 37%
2008 757,732 13% 108,984 31% 55,845,428 18%
2009 643,380 -15% 82,345 -24% 75,449,891 35%
2010 678,856 6% 96,193 17% 84,469,874 12%
 
3Q2010 163,298 24,094 18,665,413
3Q2011 254,904 56% 31,835 32% 20,598,631 10%
 
MARKET MAKING   Options   %   Futures*   %     Stocks   %

Period
(contracts) Change (contracts) Change (shares) Change
2006 371,929 14,818 21,180,377
2007 447,905 20% 14,520 -2% 24,558,314 16%
2008 ** 514,629 15% 21,544 48% 26,008,433 6%
2009 ** 428,810 -17% 15,122 -30% 26,205,229 1%
2010 ** 435,184 1% 15,371 2% 19,165,000 -27%
 
3Q2010 ** 107,602 4,225 4,411,226
3Q2011 ** 171,731 60% 4,835 14% 3,921,841 -11%
 
BROKERAGE TOTAL   Options   %   Futures*   %     Stocks   %

Period
(contracts) Change (contracts) Change (shares) Change
2006 191,694 47,601 13,313,033
2007 225,239 17% 68,614 44% 22,766,484 71%
2008 243,103 8% 87,440 27% 29,836,995 31%
2009 214,570 -12% 67,223 -23% 49,244,662 65%
2010 243,672 14% 80,822 20% 65,304,874 33%
 
3Q2010 55,696 19,869 14,254,187
3Q2011 83,173 49% 27,000 36% 16,676,790 17%
* Includes options on futures

** In Brazil, an equity option contract typically represents 1 share of the underlying stock; however, the typical minimum trading quantity is 100 contracts. To make a fair comparison to volume at other exchanges, we have adopted a policy of reporting Brazilian equity options contracts divided by their trading quantity of 100.
 

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

OPERATING DATA, CONTINUED
             
BROKERAGE CLEARED Options % Futures* % Stocks %

Period
(contracts) Change (contracts) Change (shares) Change
2006 32,384 45,351 12,492,870
2007 51,586 59% 66,278 46% 20,353,584 63%
2008 77,207 50% 85,599 29% 26,334,752 29%
2009 93,868 22% 66,241 -23% 46,627,344 77%
2010 103,054 10% 79,144 19% 62,077,741 33%
 
3Q2010 22,930 19,399 13,455,306
3Q2011 43,994 92% 26,601 37% 15,846,432 18%
 
* Includes options on futures
 
BROKERAGE STATISTICS      
(in 000's, except % and where noted)
3Q2011 3Q2010 % Change
Total Accounts 184 151 22%
Customer Equity (in billions) * $23.3 $18.9 23%
 
Cleared DARTs 457 320 43%
Total Customer DARTs 495 355 39%
 
Cleared Customers (in $'s, except DART per account)
Commission per DART $4.29 $4.17 3%
DART per Avg. Account (Annualized) 640 544 18%
Net Revenue per Avg. Account (Annualized) $4,024 $3,251 24%
* Excludes non-customers
 

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(UNAUDITED)
     
Three Months Nine Months
Ended September 30, Ended September 30,
2011   2010 2011   2010

(in millions)
 
Electronic Brokerage Net revenues $191.7 $129.3 $525.1 $401.1
Non-interest expenses 86.2 65.9 240.5 201.0
 
Income before income taxes $105.5 $63.4 $284.6 $200.1
 
Pre-tax profit margin 55% 49% 54% 50%
 
Market Making Net revenues $204.3 $170.7 $532.4 $335.2
Non-interest expenses 75.8 66.8 210.0 221.9
 
Income before income taxes $128.5 $103.9 $322.4 $113.3
 
Pre-tax profit margin 63% 61% 61% 34%
 
Corporate* Net revenues ($10.4) ($0.9) ($7.1) ($0.5)
Non-interest expenses 5.8 4.5 11.0 14.0
 
Income before income taxes ($16.2) ($5.4) ($18.1) ($14.5)
 
 
Total Net revenues $385.6 $299.1 $1,050.4 $735.8
Non-interest expenses 167.8 137.2 461.5 436.9
 
Income before income taxes $217.8 $161.9 $588.9 $298.9
 
Pre-tax profit margin 56% 54% 56% 41%
* Corporate includes corporate related activities as well as inter-segment eliminations.
 

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)
             
Three Months Nine Months
Ended September 30, Ended September 30,
2011   2010 2011   2010
(in millions, except share and per share data)
 
Revenues:
Trading gains $193.8 $168.7 $514.7 $326.9
Commissions and execution fees 130.6 90.1 346.3 289.4
Interest income 73.8 42.4 211.8 120.0
Other income 10.7 13.9 43.1 48.4
 
Total revenues 408.9 315.1 1,115.9 784.7
 
Interest expense 23.3 16.0 65.5 48.9
 
Total net revenues 385.6 299.1 1,050.4 735.8
 
Non-interest expenses:
Execution and clearing 82.1 61.9 214.4 207.1
Employee compensation and benefits 56.2 49.6 161.2 149.6
Occupancy, depreciation and amortization 9.0 9.1 27.3 27.5
Communications 5.7 5.9 17.8 17.6
General and administrative 14.8 10.7 40.8 35.1
 
Total non-interest expenses 167.8 137.2 461.5 436.9
 
Income before income taxes 217.8 161.9 588.9 298.9
 
Income tax expense 15.3 13.1 46.5 25.7
 
Net income 202.5 148.8 542.4 273.2
 
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests 180.0 137.7 494.1 254.4
 
Net income available for common shareholders $22.5 $11.1 $48.3 $18.8
 
 
Earnings per share
Basic $0.50 $0.26 $1.11 $0.45
Diluted $0.50 $0.26 $1.10 $0.44
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic 44,832,545 42,222,449 43,370,291 41,750,973
Diluted 45,208,557 42,784,799 43,832,558 42,401,307
 
Comprehensive income:
Net income available for common stockholders $22.5 $11.1 $48.3 $18.8
Other comprehensive income:
Cumulative translation adjustment, before income taxes (10.1) 17.4 (2.1) 9.5
Income taxes related to items of other comprehensive income (3.7) 6.4 (0.8) 3.5

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(6.4) 11.0 (1.3) 6.0
Comprehensive income available for common stockholders $16.1 $22.1 $47.0 $24.8
 
Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests:
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests $180.0 $137.7 $494.1 $254.4
Other comprehensive income (loss) - cumulative translation adjustment (75.9) 144.7 (9.2) 76.5
Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests $104.1 $282.4 $484.9 $330.9

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)
   
September 30, 2011 December 31, 2010
(in millions)
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $1,555.7 $1,354.2
Cash and securities - segregated for regulatory purposes 10,302.8 7,888.1

Securities purchased under agreements to resell
463.4 336.3
Securities borrowed 3,385.3 3,292.3
Trading assets, at fair value 8,884.9 7,422.4
Receivables from customers, net of allowance 6,815.5 6,973.0
Receivables from brokers, dealers and clearing organizations 1,149.0 732.9
Other assets 594.5 499.6
 
Total assets $33,151.1 $28,498.8
 
Liabilities and equity
 
Liabilities
Trading liabilities - financial instruments sold but not yet purchased, at fair value $8,360.8 $6,125.2
Securities loaned 1,572.4 1,659.6
Short-term borrowings 151.8 187.4
Other payables:
Customers 17,277.1 15,060.5
Brokers, dealers and clearing organizations 499.1 248.7
Other payables 530.7 702.3
18,306.9 16,011.5
 
Senior notes payable and senior secured credit facility 125.9 294.6
 
Equity
Stockholders' equity 565.7 487.8
Non-controlling interests 4,067.6 3,732.7
Total equity 4,633.3 4,220.5
 
Total liabilities and equity $33,151.1 $28,498.8
 

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

EARNINGS PER SHARE ON COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)
   

Three months
Nine Months
Ended September 30, Ended September 30,
2011   2010 2011   2010

(in millions)

Net income available for common stockholders
$22.5 $11.1 $48.3 $18.8
 
Other comprehensive income:
Cumulative translation adjustment, before income taxes (10.1) 17.4 (2.1) 9.5
Income taxes related to items of other comprehensive income (3.7) 6.4 (0.8) 3.5

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(6.4) 11.0 (1.3) 6.0
 
Comprehensive income available for common stockholders $16.1 $22.1 $47.0 $24.8
 
 
Comprehensive income per share:
Basic $0.36 $0.52 $1.08 $0.59
Diluted $0.36 $0.52 $1.07 $0.58
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 44,832,545 42,222,449 43,370,291 41,750,973
Diluted 45,208,557 42,784,799 43,832,558 42,401,307

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