NASDAQ OMX Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

  • Third quarter 2013 net revenues1 were a record $506 million, up 23% from the prior year quarter. On an organic basis, assuming constant currency and excluding acquisitions, net revenues increased 4% year-over-year.
  • Third quarter 2013 GAAP and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.66.
  • Achieved organic revenue growth year-over-year in all three non-trading business segments, Information Services, Technology Solutions, and Listing Services.
  • Non-transaction based revenues were 73% of our total third quarter 2013 net revenues, and increased 27% from the prior year quarter.
  • Third quarter 2013 is the first full quarter to reflect the acquired eSpeed and Thomson Reuters IR, PR, and Multimedia businesses, establishing new revenue and operating profit base-lines.
  • De-leveraging plan is on schedule, NASDAQ OMX paid down $98 million of debt in the third quarter of 2013.

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today reported results for the third quarter of 2013. Third quarter net revenues were $506 million, up from $412 million in the prior year period, driven by both acquisitions and organic growth in Technology Solutions, Information Services, and Listing Services. On an organic basis third quarter net revenues increased 4% year-over-year.

"This quarter is a great illustration of our strategy and the transformation of the fundamental business and revenue profile of NASDAQ OMX," said Bob Greifeld, CEO, NASDAQ OMX. "We now feature a Technology Solutions segment composed of dominant industry leaders, with over $500 million of annualized revenue in the third quarter, and a Market Services segment which now sees two thirds of its transaction revenue coming from derivative and fixed income categories, each with strong secular growth opportunities. The industry leadership, unique product and service offering, and earnings potential create a compelling franchise for investors and an unmatched partner for our customers."

Mr. Greifeld continued, "Today, businesses comprising 97% of our company's revenues feature either #1 or #2 revenue rankings in their respective industries. Our customers have put us in strong competitive positions through the value they place on our technology, systems, products and services. Our acquisitions of eSpeed and the IR, PR, and Multimedia businesses of Thomson Reuters are ahead of plan and are accretive to earnings, and although we have more to do to ensure they realize their full potential, our confidence has never been stronger in our ability to continue to service the market, deliver for our customers, and create returns for our shareholders."

Operating expenses were $304 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $242 million in the prior year quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, third quarter 2013 operating expenses were also $304 million, up 32% as compared to the prior year quarter, primarily due to the inclusion of expenses associated with the acquisitions of Thomson Reuters' IR, PR and Multimedia businesses and the eSpeed electronic fixed income platform. On an organic basis (constant currency and excluding acquisitions), third quarter non-GAAP operating expenses were up 7%, representing a 6% increase in core expenses and a 1% impact from higher GIFT spending. Through the first nine months of 2013, non-GAAP operating expenses were up 2% on an organic basis.

Third quarter 2013 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.66, versus $0.62 in the prior year quarter. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of 2013 excludes $8 million of pre-tax merger-related expenses, which were offset by an $8 million pre-tax gain related to a reduction of a contingent liability related to an acquisition, as well as an increase in net deferred tax liabilities due to changes in tax rates in various jurisdictions. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of 2012 excludes $25 million of net pre-tax charges primarily relating to restructuring charges, a loss on a business divestiture, special legal expenses, as well as a $1 million tax adjustment.

On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX for the third quarter of 2013 was $113 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared with $89 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter.

"We are pleased with the balance and stability of our revenue model as well as our continued strong performance in challenging cycles," said Lee Shavel, EVP and CFO, NASDAQ OMX. "At the same time, our expense discipline has led to very modest organic cost growth thus far in 2013, and we are narrowing our full-year expense guidance towards the low end of our previous projections."

Mr. Shavel continued, "On the capital front, the company paid down $98 million of debt during the quarter, and remains on track to return to our longer-term leverage target in the mid-2x gross debt to EBITDA range by the end of the second quarter of 2014, at which point we will again enjoy the full flexibility to consider all capital return/deployment options."

At September 30, 2013, the company had cash and cash equivalents of $300 million and total debt of $2,718 million, resulting in net debt of $2,418 million. This compares to net debt of $1,479 million at December 31, 2012.

1 Represents revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Market Services (40% of total net revenues) - Net revenues were $200 million in the third quarter of 2013, up $15 million when compared to $185 million in the third quarter of 2012.

Derivatives (14% of total net revenues) – Total net derivative trading and clearing revenues were $71 million in the third quarter of 2013, down $1 million compared to the third quarter of 2012. Net U.S. derivative trading and clearing revenues declined $2 million year-over-year due to modestly-lower industry volumes and market share. European derivative trading and clearing revenues increased $1 million, primarily due to revenues associated with the clearing operations.

Cash Equities (9% of total net revenues) – Total net cash equity trading revenues were $46 million in the third quarter of 2013, down $1 million compared to the third quarter of 2012. Lower net U.S. equities revenues, primarily due to lower market share, were partially offset by higher European equities revenue, driven primarily by higher volumes.

Fixed Income (4% of total net revenues) – Total net fixed income trading revenues associated with eSpeed were $18 million, roughly in line with prior-year levels. Higher industry-wide volumes for electronically-traded, on-the-run U.S. Treasury securities were offset by somewhat lower market share compared to the prior period, a function of market share changes prior to NASDAQ OMX's ownership of the business.

Access and Broker Services (13% of total net revenues) – Access and broker services revenues totaled $65 million in the third quarter of 2013, down $1 million compared to the third quarter of 2012.  Connectivity and co-location saw modestly lower demand in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the third quarter of 2012, partially offset by the addition of eSpeed hosting revenues, and new products, such as microwave connectivity and FinQloud, which are seeing increased demand.

Information Services (23% of total net revenues) – Revenues were $118 million in the third quarter of 2013, up $19 million from the third quarter of 2012.

Market Data (20% of total net revenues) – Total market data revenues were $100 million in the third quarter of 2013, up $16 million compared to the third quarter of 2012. The third quarter of 2013 saw a $7 million increase in audit collections compared to the prior year period, the inclusion of market data revenues associated with eSpeed, growth in products such as NASDAQ Basic, and select pricing initiatives.

Index Licensing and Services (3% of total net revenues) – Index licensing and services revenues were $18 million in the third quarter of 2013, up $3 million from the third quarter of 2012. The revenue growth was a function of materially higher assets and number of licensed exchange traded products, including the impact of the acquisition of the index business of Mergent, Inc.

Technology Solutions (26% of total net revenues) - Revenues were $131 million in the third quarter of 2013, up $58 million from the third quarter of 2012.

Corporate Solutions (15% of total net revenues) – Corporate solutions revenues were $78 million in the third quarter of 2013, up $56 million from the third quarter of 2012. Corporate solutions revenue growth was primarily due to the inclusion of the acquisition of Thomson Reuters' IR, PR, and Multimedia businesses, as well as organic growth, in particular the growth of Directors Desk, IR Suite, and PR distribution.

Market Technology (11% of total net revenues) – Market technology revenues were $53 million in the third quarter of 2013, up $2 million from the third quarter of 2012. The revenue increase is primarily due to change request and advisory revenues and includes growth at BWise. Order intake increased, from $34 million in the third quarter of 2012 to $119 million in the third quarter of 2013, a record quarterly result. The backlog rose to $579 million, also a company record, up from $540 million in the prior year period.

Listing Services (11% of total net revenues) – Revenues were $57 million in the third quarter of 2013, up $2 million compared to the third quarter of 2012. U.S. listing revenues were unchanged. European listing revenues rose, due to higher market capitalization.

COST GUIDANCE – The company has narrowed the core expense guidance to between $1,075-$1,090 million, from the previous $1,070-$1,100 million range. The new initiatives or "GIFT" expense guidance range has been reduced to $45 million, from the previous $50-$60 million, and total expenses are now expected in the $1,120-$1,135 million range, from the previous $1,120-$1,160 million range.

CORPORATE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Announced several major new mandates in Market Technology. NASDAQ OMX announced agreements to supply its leading Market Technology systems to exchanges including Boerse Stuttgart and Borsa Istanbul, the latter with which NASDAQ OMX also entered into a broader strategic partnership.
  • Listing Services has strong momentum, highlighted by Marriott International and Fairchild Semiconductor switches to NASDAQ. NASDAQ OMX saw 59 new U.S. listings in the third quarter of 2013, including 38 IPOs, and 4 switches from other markets. In addition, in October, Marriott International (MAR) and Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) announced voluntary switches to NASDAQ listings.
  • Transitioned structure of Nordic derivatives clearinghouse. As part of the process for creating an EMIR-compliant central counterparty, independent directors have been appointed, and the current clearinghouse operation is being maintained within the current company, renamed to NASDAQ OMX Clearing AB. All exchange related operations have been moved to another separate company within the Group. The application for a renewed clearing license under EMIR regulation has been submitted to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and it is in the final stage of the approval process. Final approval is expected later this year.
  • Significant milestone for European swap clearing. On August 19, 2013 NASDAQ OMX announced that the total cleared volume of SEK denominated interest rate swaps (IRS) has reached SEK 100 billion, equal to €12 billion, making NASDAQ OMX Clearing the second largest IRS clearinghouse in Europe.
  • Strategic alliance between NASDAQ OMX and Natural Gas Exchange Inc. (NGX). Created an alliance between NASDAQ OMX's U.S. physical energy entity, NASDAQ OMX Commodities Clearing Company, and NGX's physical energy exchange and clearinghouse, owned by TMX Group, which serves more than 250 contracting parties in the U.S. and Canada.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $7 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

Non-GAAP Information

In addition to disclosing results determined in accordance with GAAP, NASDAQ OMX also discloses certain non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP results of operations, including, but not limited to, net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX, diluted earnings per share, net exchange revenues, operating income, and operating expenses, that make certain adjustments or exclude certain charges and gains that are described in the reconciliation table of GAAP to non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP information provided at the end of this release. Management believes that this non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP information provides investors with additional information to assess NASDAQ OMX's operating performance by making certain adjustments or excluding costs or gains and assists investors in comparing our operating performance to prior periods. Management uses this non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP information, along with GAAP information, in evaluating its historical operating performance.

The non-GAAP information is not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to non-GAAP information used by other companies. The non-GAAP information should not be viewed as a substitute for, or superior to, other data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. NASDAQ OMX cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to (i) projections about our future financial results, growth, trading volumes, taxes and achievement of synergy targets, (ii) statements about the closing or implementation dates and benefits of certain strategic, technology, de-leveraging and capital return initiatives, (iii) statements about our integrations of our recent acquisitions and (iv) other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, NASDAQ OMX's ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk, U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q which are available on NASDAQ OMX's website at http://www.nasdaqomx.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. NASDAQ OMX undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income 
(in millions, except per share amounts) 
(unaudited) 
 
  Three Months Ended
  September 30,  June 30,  September 30, 
   2013   2013   2012 
Revenues:       
Market Services   $ 499  $ 553  $ 519
Cost of revenues:       
Transaction rebates   (231)  (276)  (250)
Brokerage, clearance and exchange fees   (68)  (87)  (84)
Total cost of revenues   (299)  (363)  (334)
Total Market Services revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees   200  190  185
       
Listing Services   57  58  55
Information Services   118  108  99
Technology Solutions   131  95  73
Revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees   506  451  412
       
Operating Expenses:       
Compensation and benefits   150  126  113
Marketing and advertising   7  8  6
Depreciation and amortization   33  28  26
Professional and contract services   41  35  27
Computer operations and data communications   22  20  18
Occupancy   26  23  22
Regulatory   8  8  8
Merger and strategic initiatives   --   25  (3)
Restructuring charges   --   --   10
General, administrative and other   17  19  15
Total operating expenses   304  292  242
       
Operating income   202  159  170
       
Interest income   2  2  2
Interest expense   (32)  (26)  (24)
Loss on divestiture of business   --   --   (14)
Loss from unconsolidated investees, net   (1)  --   -- 
Income before income taxes   171  135  134
       
Income tax provision   58  47  45
       
Net income   113  88  89
       
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   --   --   -- 
       
Net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX   $ 113  $ 88  $ 89
       
Per share information:       
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.68  $ 0.53  $ 0.53
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.66  $ 0.52  $ 0.52
Cash dividends declared per common share   $ 0.13  $ 0.13  $ 0.13
       
Weighted-average common shares outstanding for earnings per share:       
Basic   167.3  166.4  166.2
Diluted   172.1  170.1  170.5
       
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Revenue Detail
(in millions)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended 
  September 30,  June 30,  September 30, 
  2013  2013  2012 
MARKET SERVICES       
Derivative Trading and Clearing Revenues:       
U.S. derivative trading and clearing   $ 106  $ 125  $ 110
Cost of revenues:       
Transaction rebates   (58)  (68)  (57)
Brokerage, clearance and exchange fees   (6)  (9)  (9)
Total U.S. derivative trading and clearing cost of revenues   (64)  (77)  (66)
Net U.S. derivative trading and clearing revenues  42  48  44
European derivative trading and clearing revenues   29  28  28
Total net derivative trading and clearing revenues  71  76  72
       
Cash Equity Trading Revenues:       
U.S. cash equity trading   259  315  297
Cost of revenues:       
Transaction rebates   (173)  (208)  (193)
Brokerage, clearance and exchange fees   (61)  (78)  (75)
Total U.S. cash equity cost of revenues   (234)  (286)  (268)
Net U.S. cash equity trading revenues  25  29  29
European cash equity trading   21  22  18
Total net cash equity trading revenues  46  51  47
       
Fixed Income Trading Revenues:       
Fixed income trading   19  --   -- 
Cost of revenues:       
Brokerage, clearance and exchange fees   (1)  --   -- 
Total net fixed income trading revenues  18  --   -- 
       
Access and Broker Services Revenues   65  63  66
       
Total Market Services revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees   200  190  185
       
LISTING SERVICES       
U.S. listing services   43  44  43
European listing services   14  14  12
       
Total Listing Services revenues  57  58  55
       
INFORMATION SERVICES       
Market Data Products Revenues:       
U.S. market data products   73  64  61
European market data products   20  20  17
Index data products   7  6  6
Total Market Data Products revenues  100  90  84
       
Index Licensing and Services Revenues   18  18  15
       
Total Information Services revenues   118  108  99
       
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS       
Corporate Solutions Revenues:       
Governance   4  4  3
Investor relations   47  24  11
Multimedia solutions   15  7  3
Public relations   12  9  5
Total Corporate Solutions revenues   78  44  22
       
Market Technology Revenues:       
Software, license and support   36  35  36
Change request and advisory   9  9  7
Software as a service   8  7  8
Total Market Technology revenues   53  51  51
       
Total Technology Solutions revenues   131  95  73
       
Total revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees   $ 506  $ 451  $ 412
       
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(in millions)
 
  September 30, December 31,
  2013 2012
Assets (unaudited)  
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 300  $ 497
Restricted cash  81  85
Financial investments, at fair value  190  223
Receivables, net  372  333
Deferred tax assets  54  33
Default funds and margin deposits  1,934  209
Other current assets  141  112
Total current assets  3,072  1,492
Non-current restricted cash  --   25
Property and equipment, net  249  211
Non-current deferred tax assets  399  294
Goodwill  6,191  5,335
Intangible assets, net  2,409  1,650
Other non-current assets  166  125
Total assets  $ 12,486  $ 9,132
     
Liabilities     
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $ 255  $ 172
Section 31 fees payable to SEC  19  97
Accrued personnel costs  115  111
Deferred revenue  187  139
Other current liabilities  114  119
Deferred tax liabilities  38  35
Default funds and margin deposits  1,934  209
Current portion of debt obligations  45  136
Total current liabilities  2,707  1,018
Debt obligations  2,673  1,840
Non-current deferred tax liabilities  716  713
Non-current deferred revenue  152  156
Other non-current liabilities  182  196
Total liabilities  6,430  3,923
     
Commitments and contingencies     
Equity    
NASDAQ OMX stockholders' equity:    
Common stock  2  2
Additional paid-in capital  4,270  3,771
Common stock in treasury, at cost  (1,023)  (1,058)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (51)  (185)
Retained earnings  2,857  2,678
Total NASDAQ OMX stockholders' equity  6,055  5,208
Noncontrolling interests  1  1
Total equity  6,056  5,209
Total liabilities and equity  $ 12,486  $ 9,132
     
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income, Diluted Earnings Per Share, Operating Income and 
Operating Expenses to Non-GAAP Net Income, Diluted Earnings Per Share, Operating Income, and Operating Expenses
(in millions, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
 
   Three Months Ended 
   September 30,   June 30,   September 30, 
   2013   2013   2012 
GAAP net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX  $ 113  $ 88  $ 89
       
Non-GAAP adjustments:      
       
Merger and strategic initiatives (1)  --   25  (3)
Loss on divestiture of business  --   --   14
Restructuring charges  --   --   10
Special legal expenses  --   --   4
Total non-GAAP adjustments  --   25  25
       
Adjustment to the income tax provision to reflect non-GAAP adjustments (2)  (3)  (8)  (10)
Significant tax adjustments, net (3)  3  --   1
Total non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax  --   17  16
       
Non-GAAP net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX  $ 113  $ 105  $ 105
       
       
GAAP diluted earnings per share  $ 0.66  $ 0.52  $ 0.52
Total adjustments from non-GAAP net income above  --   0.10  0.10
       
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share  $ 0.66  $ 0.62  $ 0.62
 
 
   Three Months Ended 
   September 30,   June 30,   September 30, 
   2013   2013   2012 
       
GAAP operating income  $ 202  $ 159  $ 170
       
Non-GAAP adjustments:      
       
Merger and strategic initiatives (1)  --   25  (3)
Restructuring charges  --   --   10
Special legal expenses  --   --   4
Total non-GAAP adjustments   --   25  11
       
Non-GAAP operating income  $ 202  $ 184  $ 181
       
       
 Total Non-GAAP revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees   $ 506  $ 451  $ 412
       
Non-GAAP operating margin (4) 40% 41% 44%
       
       
(1) For the three months ended September 30, 2013, merger and strategic initiatives expense included $8 million of costs primarily related to the acquisitions of eSpeed and the TR Corporate Solutions businesses. This amount was offset by the remeasurement of a contingent purchase price liability related to the BWise acquisition due to changes in the anticipated performance of BWise.
 
(2) Relates to the $8 million of merger and strategic initiatives expense described in note (1) above. We determine the tax effect of each item based on the tax rules in the respective jurisdiction where the transaction occurred.
 
(3) This amount represents an increase in net deferred tax liabilities resulting from changes in tax rates in various jurisdictions.
 
(4) Non-GAAP operating margin equals non-GAAP operating income divided by non-GAAP revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees. 
       
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income, Diluted Earnings Per Share, Operating Income and 
Operating Expenses to Non-GAAP Net Income, Diluted Earnings Per Share, Operating Income, and Operating Expenses
(in millions)
(unaudited)
 
 
   Three Months Ended 
   September 30,   June 30,   September 30, 
   2013   2013   2012 
       
GAAP operating expenses  $ 304  $ 292  $ 242
       
Non-GAAP adjustments:      
       
Merger and strategic initiatives (1)  --   (25)  3
Restructuring charges  --   --   (10)
Special legal expenses  --   --   (4)
Total non-GAAP adjustments  --   (25)  (11)
       
Non-GAAP operating expenses  $ 304  $ 267  $ 231
       
       
(1) For the three months ended September 30, 2013, merger and strategic initiatives expense included $8 million of costs primarily related to the acquisitions of eSpeed and the TR Corporate Solutions businesses. This amount was offset by the remeasurement of a contingent purchase price liability related to the BWise acquisition due to changes in the anticipated performance of BWise.
       
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Quarterly Key Drivers Detail
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended
   September 30,   June 30,   September 30, 
   2013   2013   2012 
Market Services      
Derivative Trading and Clearing      
U.S. Equity Options      
Total industry average daily volume (in millions) 13.6 15.9 13.8
NASDAQ OMX PHLX matched market share 16.7% 18.0% 21.4%
The NASDAQ Options Market matched market share 9.0% 8.9% 5.2%
NASDAQ OMX BX Options Market matched market share 1.0% 1.0% 0.7%
Total market share 26.7% 27.9% 27.3%
       
NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic      
Average daily volume:      
Options, futures and fixed-income contracts  346,940  438,418  371,230
Finnish option contracts traded on Eurex  116,583  101,255  70,211
       
NASDAQ OMX Commodities      
Power contracts cleared (TWh)(1)  363  424  384
       
Cash Equity Trading      
NASDAQ securities      
Total average daily share volume (in billions) 1.63 1.78 1.66
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ 24.3% 25.5% 25.2%
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX BX 2.3% 2.4% 2.7%
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX PSX 0.7% 0.8% 1.2%
Market share reported to the FINRA/NASDAQ       
Trade Reporting Facility 37.7% 35.8% 31.5%
Total market share (2) 65.0% 64.5% 60.6%
       
New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, securities      
Total average daily share volume (in billions) 3.12 3.58 3.39
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ 11.3% 11.7% 12.8%
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX BX 2.3% 2.2% 2.5%
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX PSX 0.5% 0.5% 0.6%
Market share reported to the FINRA/NASDAQ       
Trade Reporting Facility 33.6% 32.0% 28.6%
Total market share (2) 47.7% 46.4% 44.5%
       
NYSE MKT and regional securities      
Total average daily share volume (in billions) 1.02 1.24 0.94
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ 13.0% 14.6% 16.1%
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX BX 3.1% 2.7% 3.0%
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX PSX 1.4% 1.4% 1.5%
Market share reported to the FINRA/NASDAQ       
Trade Reporting Facility 32.4% 31.2% 29.5%
Total market share (2) 49.9% 49.9% 50.1%
       
Total U.S.-listed securities      
Total average daily share volume (in billions)  5.77  6.60  5.99
Matched share volume (in billions)  67.9  80.7  76.6
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ 15.3% 15.9% 16.8%
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX BX 2.4% 2.4% 2.7%
Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX PSX 0.7% 0.8% 0.9%
Total market share  18.4% 19.1% 20.4%
       
NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic Securities      
Average daily number of equity trades  285,404  329,030  284,764
Total average daily value of shares traded (in billions)  $ 4.0  $ 4.4  $ 3.2
Total market share 67.3% 69.7% 68.5%
       
Listing Services      
Initial public offerings      
NASDAQ  38  35  17
Exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic  --  6  1
       
New listings      
NASDAQ (3)  59  67  40
Exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic (4)  5  12  4
       
Number of listed companies      
NASDAQ (5)  2,602  2,581  2,610
Exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic (6)  752  758  754
       
Technology Solutions      
Market Technology      
Order intake (in millions)(7)  $ 119  $ 44  $ 34
Total order value (in millions)(8)  $ 579  $ 507  $ 540
       
(1) Primarily transactions executed on Nord Pool and reported for clearing to NASDAQ OMX Commodities measured by Terawatt hours (TWh) . 
(2) Includes transactions executed on NASDAQ's, NASDAQ OMX BX's and NASDAQ OMX PSX's systems plus trades reported through the FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility.
(3) New listings include IPOs, including those completed on a best efforts basis, issuers that switched from other listing venues, closed-end funds and separately listed exchange traded funds.
(4) New listings include IPOs and represent companies listed on the exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic and companies on the alternative markets of NASDAQ OMX First North.
(5) Number of listed companies for NASDAQ at period end, including separately listed ETFs.
(6) Represents companies listed on the exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic and companies on the alternative markets of NASDAQ OMX First North at period end.
(7) Total contract value of orders signed during the period. 
(8) Represents total contract value of orders signed that are yet to be recognized as revenue. 
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