Interactive Brokers Group Announces 2Q2013 Results

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) an automated global electronic broker and market maker, today reported diluted earnings per share on a comprehensive basis of $0.14 for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to diluted earnings per share on a comprehensive basis of $0.09 for the same period in 2012.

On a non-comprehensive basis, which excludes 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 on net income of $0.21 for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.17 for the same period in 2012.

Net revenues were $284 million and income before income taxes was $134 million for this quarter, compared to net revenues of $261 million and income before income taxes of $109 million for the same period in 2012.

The Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share. This dividend is payable on September 13, 2013 to shareholders of record as of August 30, 2013.

Business Highlights
  • 47% pretax profit margin for this quarter.
  • 58% Electronic Brokerage pretax profit margin for this quarter.
  • Customer equity grew 31% from the year-ago quarter to $37.4 billion and customer debits increased by 32%, to $11.2 billion.
  • Customer accounts grew 12% from the year-ago quarter to 224 thousand.
  • Cleared DARTs increased 16% from the year-ago quarter to 463 thousand.
  • Brokerage segment equity surpassed $2.3 billion. Total equity was $4.9 billion.

Segment Overview

Electronic Brokerage

Electronic Brokerage segment income before income taxes increased 37%, to $123 million, in the quarter ended June 30, 2013 compared to the same period last year. Commissions and execution fees increased 28% from the year-ago quarter, reflecting growth in customer accounts and higher average trading activity per customer. Net interest income grew 27% from the year-ago quarter, to $58 million in this quarter. Pretax profit margin was 58% for this quarter, up from 53% in the same period last year.

Total DARTs (1) for cleared and execution-only customers increased 19% to 506,000 from the year-ago quarter. Cleared DARTs were 463,000 in this quarter, 16% higher than the same period last year. Customer accounts grew 12% to 224,000 from the year-ago quarter. Customer equity increased 31%, to $37.4 billion, from the year-ago quarter (2). Customer margin borrowings were $2.7 billion higher than at the same time last year, ending the quarter at $11.2 billion.

Market Making

Market Making segment income before income taxes decreased to $8 million, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 from $24 million for the same period in 2012. Removing the effects of currency translation, the Market Making segment produced $51 million pretax income in this quarter, compared to $65 million for the same period last year. Decrease in profit was driven by a continued lackluster market making environment with a majority of the quarter marked by low volatility, one-directional market movement, and tight bid/offer spreads. The average CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, edged up during this quarter from its lowest level in recent history, in the first quarter of 2013.

Currency translation loss was $43 million in this quarter, compared to a $41 million loss in 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 16 major currencies in which we hold our equity. In this quarter, our currency hedging program decreased our comprehensive earnings by $75 million, as the U.S. dollar value of the GLOBAL decreased by approximately 1.5%. The effects of currency hedging are reported as components of (1) Market Making Trading Gains and (2) Other Comprehensive Income (“OCI”). In this quarter 57% of the GLOBAL effect was captured in Market Making Trading Gains in the Net Income section of the Statement of Comprehensive Income, with the remainder reported as OCI in the separate Comprehensive Income section of the Statement of Comprehensive Income.

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

(2) Approximately 10% of the increase in customer equity was due to the reclassification of certain related accounts from “non-customer” to “customer”, which are regulatory distinctions.

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Conference Call Information:

Interactive Brokers Group will hold a conference call with investors today, July 16, 2013, 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 100 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
2009 93,550 127,338 13,636 234,524 934
2010 75,169 -20% 133,658 5% 18,732 37% 227,559 -3% 905
2011 63,602 -15% 160,567 20% 19,187 2% 243,356 7% 968
2012 60,421 -5% 150,000 -7% 16,118 -16% 226,540 -7% 904
 
2Q2012 16,495 38,934 4,326 59,755 948
2Q2013 18,794 14% 46,509 19% 4,968 15% 70,271 18% 1,098
 
CONTRACT AND SHARE VOLUMES:
(in 000's, except %)
 
TOTAL Options % Futures* % Stocks %

Period

(contracts)

Change

(contracts)

Change

(shares)

Change
2009 643,380 82,345 75,449,891
2010 678,856 6% 96,193 17% 84,469,874 12%
2011 789,370 16% 106,640 11% 77,730,974 -8%
2012 698,140 -12% 98,801 -7% 65,872,960 -15%
 
2Q2012 188,561 27,501 15,367,826
2Q2013 184,215 -2% 34,824 27% 23,792,808 55%
 
 
MARKET MAKING Options % Futures* % Stocks %

Period

(contracts)

Change

(contracts)

Change

(shares)

Change
2009 ** 428,810 15,122 26,205,229
2010 ** 435,184 1% 15,371 2% 19,165,000 -27%
2011 ** 503,053 16% 15,519 1% 11,788,769 -38%
2012 ** 457,384 -9% 12,660 -18% 9,339,465 -21%
 
2Q2012 ** 125,694 3,622 2,491,670
2Q2013 ** 116,898 -7% 5,325 47% 3,912,368 57%
 
 
BROKERAGE TOTAL Options % Futures* % Stocks %

Period

(contracts)

Change

(contracts)

Change

(shares)

Change
2009 214,570 67,223 49,244,662
2010 243,672 14% 80,822 20% 65,304,874 33%
2011 286,317 18% 91,121 13% 65,942,205 1%
2012 240,756 -16% 86,141 -5% 56,533,495 -14%
 
2Q2012 62,867 23,879 12,876,156
2Q2013 67,317 7% 29,499 24% 19,880,440 54%
* 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
2009 93,868   66,241   46,627,344  
2010 103,054 10% 79,144 19% 62,077,741 33%
2011 145,993 42% 89,610 13% 63,098,072 2%
2012 144,539 -1% 84,794 -5% 54,371,351 -14%
 
2Q2012 37,385 23,510 12,312,747
2Q2013 46,962 26% 28,938 23% 18,932,615 54%
 
* Includes options on futures
 
BROKERAGE STATISTICS
(in 000's, except % and where noted)
     

2Q2013
 

2Q2012
 

% Change
Total Accounts 224 200 12%
Customer Equity (in billions) * $37.4 $28.6 31%
 
Cleared DARTs 463 399 16%
Total Customer DARTs 506 427 19%
 
 
 
Cleared Customers (in $'s, except DART per account)
Commission per DART $4.50 $4.18 8%
DART per Avg. Account (Annualized) 526 507 4%
Net Revenue per Avg. Account (Annualized) $3,659 $3,356 9%

*
 

Excludes non-customers. Approximately 10% of the increase in customer equity was due to the reclassification of certain related accounts from “non-customer” to “customer”, which are regulatory distinctions.
 

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(UNAUDITED)
 
    Three Months   Six Months
Ended June 30, Ended June 30,
2013   2012 2013   2012

(in millions)
 
Electronic Brokerage

Net revenues
$212.5 $171.4 $407.8 $330.7

Non-interest expenses
89.2 81.2 173.5 157.1
 

Income (loss) before income taxes
$123.3 $90.2 $234.3 $173.6
 

Pre-tax profit margin
58% 53% 57% 52%
 
Market Making

Net revenues
$67.4 $91.3 $91.0 $233.7

Non-interest expenses
59.8 67.3 112.4 143.7
 

Income (loss) before income taxes
$7.6 $24.0 ($21.4) $90.0
 

Pre-tax profit margin
11% 26% -24% 39%
 
Corporate*

Net revenues
$4.0 ($1.8) $1.2 $0.4

Non-interest expenses
1.0 3.9 (2.0) 5.8
 

Income (loss) before income taxes
$3.0 ($5.7) $3.2 ($5.4)
 
 
Total

Net revenues
$283.9 $260.9 $500.0 $564.8

Non-interest expenses
150.0 152.4 283.9 306.6
 

Income (loss) before income taxes
$133.9 $108.5 $216.1 $258.2
 

Pre-tax profit margin
47% 42% 43% 46%
 
* 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   Six Months
Ended June 30, Ended June 30,
2013   2012 2013   2012
(in millions, except share and per share data)
 
Revenues:
Trading gains $59.1 $85.0 $78.1 $222.3
Commissions and execution fees 138.0 108.1 257.6 209.0
Interest income 76.1 68.6 146.6 135.2
Other income 24.3 15.3 44.2 33.6
 
Total revenues 297.5 277.0 526.5 600.1
 
Interest expense 13.6 16.1 26.5 35.3
 
Total net revenues 283.9 260.9 500.0 564.8
 
Non-interest expenses:
Execution and clearing 64.8 66.2 124.3 130.8
Employee compensation and benefits 58.0 59.8 104.3 122.5
Occupancy, depreciation and amortization 9.2 10.0 19.3 19.9
Communications 5.7 5.5 11.2 11.2
General and administrative 12.3 10.9 24.8 22.2
 
Total non-interest expenses 150.0 152.4 283.9 306.6
 
Income before income taxes 133.9 108.5 216.1 258.2
 
Income tax expense 13.9 11.0 20.8 19.7
 
Net income 120.0 97.5 195.3 238.5
 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 109.7 89.5 178.4 219.4
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $10.3 $8.0 $16.9 $19.1
 
 
Earnings (loss) per share :
Basic $0.21 $0.17 $0.35 $0.44
Diluted $0.21 $0.17 $0.35 $0.43
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 48,929,348 46,686,269 48,218,572 46,131,813
Diluted 49,012,567 46,957,081 48,354,098 46,452,941
 
Comprehensive income:
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $10.3 $8.0 $16.9 $19.1
Other comprehensive income:
Cumulative translation adjustment, before income taxes (3.9) (5.8) (7.7) (1.7)
Income taxes related to items of other comprehensive income (0.4) (2.1) (0.4) (0.6)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (3.5) (3.7) (7.3) (1.1)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $6.8 $4.3 $9.6 $18.0
 
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests:
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 109.7 $89.5 $178.4 $219.4
Other comprehensive income (loss) - cumulative translation adjustment (28.0) (43.6) (55.6) (12.1)
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests $81.7 $45.9 $122.8 $207.3
 

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

EARNINGS PER SHARE ON COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)
 
  Three Months   Six Months
Ended June 30, Ended June 30,
2013   2012 2013   2012
(in millions, except share and per share data)
 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $10.3 $8.0 $16.9 $19.1
Add (deduct) net income attributable to non-fair value redemption rights 0.0 (0.1) 0.0 1.1
 
Net income (loss) available for common stockholders $10.3 $7.9 $16.9 $20.2
 
Other comprehensive income:
Cumulative translation adjustment, before income taxes (3.9) (5.8) (7.7) (1.7)
Income taxes related to items of other comprehensive income (0.4) (2.1) (0.4) (0.6)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (3.5) (3.7) (7.3) (1.1)
 
Comprehensive income (loss) available for common stockholders $6.8 $4.2 $9.6 $19.1
 
 
Comprehensive income (loss) per share:
Basic $0.14 $0.09 $0.20 $0.41
Diluted $0.14 $0.09 $0.20 $0.41
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 48,929,348 46,686,269 48,218,572 46,131,813
Diluted 49,012,567 46,957,081 48,354,098 46,452,941
 

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(UNAUDITED)
 
 

June 30,
 

December 31,

2013

2012
(in millions)
 
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $1,414.8 $1,614.6
Cash and securities - segregated for regulatory purposes 12,535.3 12,482.4
Securities purchased under agreements to resell 587.6 428.9
Securities borrowed 3,267.0 2,833.1
Trading assets, at fair value 4,412.7 4,544.7
Receivables from customers, net of allowance 11,311.8 9,851.0
Receivables from brokers, dealers and clearing organizations 949.8 844.6
Other assets 577.6 600.3
 
Total assets $35,056.6 $33,199.6
 
Liabilities and equity
 
Liabilities
Trading liabilities - financial instruments sold but not yet purchased, at fair value $4,041.2 $4,286.3
Securities loaned 2,468.3 1,839.3
Short-term borrowings 12.8 110.4
Other payables:
Customers 22,954.9 21,422.0
Brokers, dealers and clearing organizations 324.6 361.8
Other payables 359.7 366.7
23,639.2 22,150.5
 
Senior notes payable and senior secured credit facility 0.0 0.0
 
Equity
Stockholders' equity 626.3 598.5
Noncontrolling interests 4,268.8 4,214.6
Total equity 4,895.1 4,813.1
 
Total liabilities and equity $35,056.6 $33,199.6

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