CBOE Holdings Reports Fifth Consecutive Year Of Record Financial Results

Fourth-Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights

-- GAAP Operating Revenue Decreased 6 Percent to $156.0 Million; Adjusted Operating Revenue Decreased 8 Percent to $154.0 Million(1)

-- GAAP Net Income Allocated to Common Stockholders Up 2 Percent to $50.2 Million; Diluted EPS Up 5 Percent to $0.61

-- Adjusted Net Income Allocated to Common Stockholders Down 9 Percent to $48.9 Million; Adjusted Diluted EPS Down 8 Percent to $0.59(1)

Full-Year 2015 Financial Highlights

-- GAAP Operating Revenue Increased 3 Percent to $634.5 Million; Adjusted Operating Revenue Increased 2 Percent to $632.5 Million(1)

-- GAAP Net Income Allocated to Common Stockholders Increased 8 Percent to $204.1 Million; Diluted EPS Up 11 Percent to $2.46

-- Adjusted Net Income Allocated to Common Stockholders Increased 2 Percent to $198.9 Million; Adjusted Diluted EPS Up 5 Percent to $2.40(1)

Feb 03, 2016, 07:30 ET from CBOE Holdings, Inc.

CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015. 

For the quarter ended December 31, 2015, the company reported GAAP net income allocated to common stockholders of $50.2 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared with $49.1 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014.  On an adjusted basis, net income allocated to common stockholders was $48.9 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared with $53.6 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, in the prior year period.  GAAP operating revenue for the fourth quarter was $156.0 million, down 6 percent compared to $166.5 million in 2014's fourth quarter.  Adjusted operating revenue was $154.0 million, down 8 percent compared to $166.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.  

For the year ended December 31, 2015, GAAP net income allocated to common stockholders rose 8 percent to $204.1 million, or $2.46 per diluted share, on GAAP operating revenue of $634.5 million.  For 2014, the company reported GAAP net income allocated to common stockholders of $188.4 million, or $2.21 per diluted share, on GAAP operating revenue of $617.2 million.  On an adjusted basis, net income allocated to common stockholders increased 2 percent to $198.9 million from $194.5 million in 2014.  Adjusted diluted earnings per share grew 5 percent to $2.40 from $2.28 in 2014, on adjusted operating revenue of $632.5 million in 2015 and $617.2 million in 2014.

Financial results presented on an adjusted basis for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 exclude certain items, including the recognition of revenue related to prior periods, accelerated stock-based compensation, severance expense, tax provisions related to prior years and impairment charges, which are detailed in the reconciliation of non-GAAP results.

"I am pleased with our record financial results for the year, particularly in light of the persistent low volatility and lower options trading volumes seen industrywide in 2015. CBOE Holdings posted record volume in our index trading complex led by new all-time highs in SPX options and VIX futures. We also significantly expanded our proprietary product line and our global customer reach, while forming new alliances to complement our core strengths and diversify our product line," said Edward T. Tilly, CBOE Holdings' Chief Executive Officer. "2016 is off to a strong start and we are excited about the opportunities ahead as we pursue our mission to be the leader in providing innovative products that facilitate and enhance trading in a global marketplace, while creating value for our customers and our shareholders."

"CBOE's ability to further develop trading in our premium products while optimizing our operational efficiency, drove new highs in revenue and earnings, making 2015 our fifth consecutive year of record financial results.  Our strong financial position enabled us to reward shareholders through increased dividend payments and share repurchases in 2015, returning nearly $73 million through dividends and $135 million in share repurchases while continuing to reinvest to grow our business," said Alan J. Dean, CBOE Holdings' Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

1A full reconciliation of CBOE Holdings' non-GAAP results to its GAAP results for the reporting periods is included in the attached tables. See "Non-GAAP Information" in the accompanying financial tables.

Key Statistics and Financial Highlights:

The table below highlights CBOE Holdings' operating results on a GAAP basis and an adjusted basis for the comparative quarters and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2015 and 2014. Financial results presented on an adjusted basis provide supplemental information to facilitate period-over-period comparisons by adjusting for certain items that management believes are not indicative of the company's core operating performance.

(in millions, except per share, revenue per contract and trading days)

4Q 2015

4Q 2014

Y/Y Change

FY 2015

FY 2014

Y/Y Change

Key Statistics:







Total Trading Days

64


64



252


252



Average Daily Volume (options and futures)

4.25


5.64


(25)

%

4.66


5.26


(11)

%

Total Trading Volume (options and futures)

271.6


361.2


(25)

%

1,173.9


1,325.4


(11)

%

Average Revenue Per Contract

$

0.408


$

0.340


20

%

$

0.388


$

0.330


18

%

GAAP Financial Highlights:







Total Operating Revenues

$

156.0


$

166.5


(6)

%

$

634.5


$

617.2


3

%

Total Operating Expenses

80.1


79.5


1

%

314.6


303.4


4

%

Operating Income

75.9


87.0


(13)

%

319.9


313.8


2

%

Operating Margin %

48.7

%

52.2

%

-350 bps

50.4

%

50.8

%

-40 bps

Net Income

$

50.4


$

49.3


2

%

$

205.0


$

189.7


8

%

Net Income Allocated to Common Stockholders

$

50.2


$

49.1


2

%

$

204.1


$

188.4


8

%

Diluted EPS

$

0.61


$

0.58


5

%

$

2.46


$

2.21


11

%

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

82.3


84.3


(2)

%

83.1


85.4


(3)

%

Adjusted Financial Highlights:1







Total Operating Revenues

154.0


166.5


(8)

%

632.5


617.2


2

%

Total Operating Expenses

80.1


77.7


3

%

314.6


299.0


5

%

Operating Income

73.9


88.8


(17)

%

317.9


318.2


%

Operating Margin %

48.0

%

53.4

%

-540 bps

50.3

%

51.6

%

-130 bps

Net Income

$

49.1


$

53.8


(9)

%

$

199.7


$

195.8


2

%

Net Income Allocated to Common Stockholders

$

48.9


$

53.6


(9)

%

$

198.9


$

194.5


2

%

Diluted EPS

$

0.59


$

0.64


(8)

%

$

2.40


$

2.28


5

%


1A full reconciliation of our non-GAAP results to our GAAP results for the 2015 and 2014 reporting periods is included in the attached tables. See "Non-GAAP Information" in the accompanying financial tables.

 

Adjusted Operating Revenue

Adjusted operating revenue was $154.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, a decrease of $12.5 million, or 8 percent, compared to $166.5 million in 2014's fourth quarter.  Adjusted operating revenue excludes $2.0 million of prior period revenue recognized in the fourth quarter of 2015, included in other revenue.  This revenue was recognized to adjust for incorrect coding of transactions by an exchange participant related to prior periods.  The decline in adjusted operating revenue primarily reflects a decrease of $11.9 million in transaction fees and $1.3 million in access fees, partly offset by a $2.4 million increase in exchange services and other fees. 

Transaction fees decreased 10 percent for the quarter due to a 25 percent decline in trading volume, offset somewhat by a 20 percent increase in the average revenue per contract (RPC) compared with 2014's fourth quarter.  Total trading volume was 271.6 million contracts, or 4.25 million contracts per day, compared with 361.2 million contracts, or 5.64 million contracts per day, in 2014's record-setting fourth quarter.  RPC for the quarter was $0.408 compared with $0.340 in the fourth quarter of 2014. 

The increase in RPC primarily reflects a shift in the mix of products traded towards index options and futures contracts, which generate the highest RPC.  These product categories accounted for 40.9 percent of trading volume in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with 35.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014.  In addition, the RPC increased across each product category as a result of fee adjustments and lower volume discounts and incentives. 

The average RPC represents total transaction fees recognized for the period for Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®), C2 Options Exchange (C2) and CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE®) divided by total contracts traded during the period.

Adjusted Operating Expenses

GAAP and adjusted operating expenses were $80.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, up $2.4 million or 3 percent, compared with adjusted operating expenses of  $77.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.   Adjusted operating expenses exclude $1.9 million of severance expense in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The company's core operating expenses, which include total operating expenses less volume-based expenses, depreciation and amortization, accelerated stock-based compensation expense and unusual or one-time expenses, were $49.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, an increase of $3.2 million or 7 percent, compared with the fourth quarter of 2014.  The increase primarily reflects higher expenses for professional fees and outside services, partially offset by lower expenses for compensation and benefits. The increase in professional fees and outside services is primarily attributed to the company's outsourcing of certain regulatory services to FINRA, which occurred in December 2014. The decrease in compensation and benefits largely reflects lower expenses related to salaries due to a  workforce reduction in 2014 resulting from the outsourcing of certain regulatory services.

Volume-based expenses, which include royalty fees and order routing, were $18.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, a decrease of $2.1 million or 10 percent, compared with the same period a year ago.  The decrease reflects lower royalty fees of $1.5 million and order-routing fees of $0.6 million.  The decline in royalty fees is due to lower trading volume in licensed products versus 2014's fourth quarter.

Adjusted Operating Margin

The adjusted operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2015 of 48.0 percent, declined by 540 basis points compared with 53.4 percent in the prior year period, primarily due to the lower revenue base.  The adjusted operating margin for the full-year 2015 of 50.3 percent was down 130 basis points from 2014's operating margin of 51.6 percent. 

Adjusted Effective Tax Rate

The company's GAAP effective tax rate was 36.7 percent for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with 41.2 percent in 2014's fourth quarter. The adjusted effective tax rate was 36.7 percent for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with 39.4 percent in 2014's fourth quarter.  The lower adjusted effective tax rate is primarily the result of a deduction for certain dividends recognized in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The company's adjusted effective tax rate for the full-year 2015 was 38.0 percent compared to 38.2 percent for 2014.

Fourth Quarter 2015 Operational Highlights and Recent Developments

  • On February 1, 2016, the company reported that January 2016 average daily volume (ADV) for total options was 5.15 million contracts, a 32 percent increase from December 2015 and unchanged from January 2015. In addition, CFE reported that January 2016 ADV was 272,021 contracts, an increase of 19 percent from January 2015 and a 32 percent increase from December 2015.
  • On January 25, 2016, the company announced that it made a majority equity investment in The Vest Financial Group Inc. (Vest), an investment advisor that provides options-centric products. Through its subsidiaries, Vest provides options-based investment advisory services through packaged products and develops technology solutions for options-based investments.
  • On December 11, 2015, Environmental Financial Products, LLC (EFP) and CBOE Holdings launched the American Financial Exchange (AFX), an electronic marketplace for small and mid-sized banks to lend and borrow short-term funds.
  • On December 9, 2015, CBOE launched the first international extension of the world-renowned CBOE Options Institute at the Singapore Exchange.
  • On November 23, 2015, CBOE introduced five new options-based strategy performance benchmark indexes tied to the Russell 2000® Index (RUT) that focus on options as risk management and yield enhancing investment tools.
  • On October 20, 2015, CBOE started trading options on three FTSE Russell indexes: the Russell 1000® Index, the Russell 1000 Value Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Index.
  • On October 16, 2015, the company announced a minority investment in CurveGlobal, a new interest rate derivatives venture of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and a number of major dealer banks.
  • On October 1, 2015, the company added SPXPM index options to its 2:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. CT extended trading session.

Return of Capital to Stockholders

During the fourth quarter of 2015, the company repurchased 516,644 shares of its common stock under its share repurchase program at an average price of $67.29 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of $34.8 million.  For the full-year 2015, the company repurchased 2,144,545 shares at an average price of $61.63, for an aggregate purchase price of $132.2 million.

Since the inception of its share repurchase program in 2011 through December 31, 2015, the company has repurchased 9,999,615 shares of its common stock at an average price of $44.25 per share, for a total of $442.5 million.

As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately $57.5 million of availability remaining under its existing share repurchase authorization.

2016 Fiscal Year Financial Guidance

CBOE Holdings currently expects the following for the year ending December 31, 2016:

  • Core operating expenses are expected to be in the range of $211.0 million to $215.0 million, an increase of 8 to 10 percent compared with $195.5 million in 2015. The increase in core expenses is due in part to higher costs associated with regulatory services and the addition of Livevol, Inc., which was acquired in August of 2015. However, both of these categories contribute revenue that is expected to offset these incremental expenses.
  • Continuing stock-based compensation expense included in core operating expenses is expected to be approximately $13.5 million for the full year.
  • Depreciation and amortization expense is expected to be in the range of $46.0 million to $48.0 million.
  • The consolidated effective tax rate is expected to be in the range of 38.5 percent to 39.5 percent. Significant changes in trading volume, expenses, state and local tax rates and other items, including ongoing state and federal tax audits, could materially impact this expectation.
  • Capital expenditures are projected to be in the range of $47.0 million to $49.0 million, reflecting the company's ongoing investments in systems hardware and software to support and enhance its trading technology.

Earnings Conference Call

Executives of CBOE Holdings will host a conference call to review its fourth quarter financial results today, February 3, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. CT.  The conference call and any accompanying slides will be publicly available via live webcast from the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.cboe.com under Events & Presentations.  Participants may also listen via telephone by dialing (866) 807-9684 from the United States, (866) 450-4696 from Canada or (412) 317-5415 for international callers.  Telephone participants should place calls 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.  The webcast will be archived on the company's website for replay.  A telephone replay of the earnings call also will be available from approximately 10:30 a.m. CT, February 3, through 11:00 p.m. CT, February 11, 2016, by calling (877) 344-7529 from the U.S., (855) 669-9658 from Canada or (412) 317-0088 for international callers, using replay code 10077649.

About CBOE Holdings, Inc.:

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries.  CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options and volatility trading through product innovation, trading technology and investor education. CBOE Holdings offers equity, index and ETP options, including proprietary products, such as options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) and S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option. Other products engineered by CBOE include equity options, security index options, Weeklys options, FLEX options, and benchmark products such as the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE Holdings is home to the world-renowned Options Institute, Livevol options analytics and data tools, and www.cboe.com, the go-to place for options and volatility trading resources.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are those statements that reflect our expectations, assumptions or projections about the future and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. There are important factors that could cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including: the loss of our right to exclusively list and trade certain index options and futures products; increasing price competition in our industry; compliance with legal and regulatory obligations and obligations under agreements with regulatory agencies; decreases in trading volumes or a shift in the mix of products traded on our exchanges; our ability to accommodate trading volume and transaction traffic, including significant increases, without failure or degradation of performance of our systems; our ability to meet our compliance obligations, including managing potential conflicts between our regulatory responsibilities and our for-profit status; the accuracy of our estimates and expectations; legislative or regulatory changes; increasing competition by foreign and domestic entities; our index providers' ability to perform under our agreements; our ability to operate our business without violating the intellectual property rights of others and the costs associated with protecting our intellectual property rights; our ability to maintain access fee revenues; our ability to protect our systems and communication networks from security risks, including cyber-attacks; economic, political and market conditions; our ability to attract and retain skilled management and other personnel; our ability to manage our growth effectively; our dependence on third party service providers; and the ability of our compliance and risk management methods to effectively monitor and manage our risks.

More detailed information about factors that may affect our performance may be found in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other filings made from time to time with the SEC.

The condensed consolidated statements of income, balance sheets and cash flows are unaudited and subject to change.

CBOE Media Contacts:





Analyst Contact:









Suzanne Cosgrove


Gary Compton



Debbie Koopman


(312) 786-7123


(312) 786-7612



(312) 786-7136


cosgrove@cboe.com


comptong@cboe.com



koopman@cboe.com


 

CBOE-F

Trademarks:

CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CBOE Volatility Index®, CFE®, Execute Success®, Livevol®, FLEX®, and VIX® are registered trademarks and BuyWriteSM, BXMSM, CBOE Futures ExchangeSM, The Options InstituteSM, and WeeklysSM are service marks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE).  C2SM and C2 Options ExchangeSM are service marks of C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (C2).  Standard & Poor's®, S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and have been licensed for use by CBOE, C2 and CFE.  Russell®, Russell 1000® and Russell 2000® are registered trademarks of Frank Russell Company, used under license. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

CBOE Holdings, Inc.

Selected Quarterly Operating Statistics

Average Daily Volume by Product (in thousands)



4Q 2015

3Q 2015

2Q 2015

1Q 2015

4Q 2014

PRODUCT:






 Equities

1,435


1,476


1,530


1,808


1,940


 Indexes

1,547


2,076


1,445


1,399


1,759


 Exchange-traded products

1,075


1,432


1,221


1,371


1,709


   Total Options Average Daily Volume

4,057


4,984


4,196


4,578


5,408


 Futures

188


261


183


187


236


   Total Average Daily Volume

4,245


5,245


4,379


4,765


5,644


 

Mix of Trading Volume by Product



4Q 2015

3Q 2015

2Q 2015

1Q 2015

4Q 2014

PRODUCT:






 Equities

33.8

%

28.1

%

34.9

%

37.9

%

34.4

%

 Indexes

36.5

%

39.6

%

33.0

%

29.4

%

31.1

%

 Exchange-traded products

25.3

%

27.3

%

27.9

%

28.8

%

30.3

%

 Futures

4.4

%

5.0

%

4.2

%

3.9

%

4.2

%

   Total

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

 

Average Revenue Per Contract by Product



4Q 2015

3Q 2015

2Q 2015

1Q 2015

4Q 2014

Trading Days

64

64

63

61

64

PRODUCT:






 Equities

$0.097

$0.106

$0.093

$0.077

$0.068

 Indexes

0.726

0.709

0.697

0.712

0.696

 Exchange-traded products

0.143

0.143

0.117

0.118

0.105

   Total Options Average Revenue Per Contract

0.349

0.368

0.308

0.284

0.284

 Futures

1.686

1.647

1.758

1.705

1.616

   Total Average Revenue Per Contract

$0.408

$0.431

$0.368

$0.340

$0.340












 

Transaction Fees by Product (in thousands)



4Q 2015

3Q 2015

2Q 2015

1Q 2015

4Q 2014

PRODUCT:






 Equities

$

8,866


$

10,036


$

8,942


$

8,541


$

8,429


 Indexes

71,891


94,192


63,441


60,807


78,359


 Exchange-traded products

9,839


13,089


8,966


9,893


11,508


   Total Options Transaction Fees

$

90,596


$

117,317


$

81,349


$

79,241


$

98,296


 Futures

20,257


27,506


20,268


19,482


24,435


   Total Transaction Fees

$

110,853


$

144,823


$

101,617


$

98,723


$

122,731


 

Non-GAAP Information

In addition to disclosing results determined in accordance with GAAP, CBOE Holdings has disclosed certain non-GAAP measures of operating performance.  These measures are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, GAAP, and may be different from or inconsistent with non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.  The non-GAAP measures provided in this press release include core operating expenses, adjusted operating revenues, adjusted operating expenses, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted effective tax rate, adjusted net income, adjusted net income allocated to common stockholders and adjusted diluted earnings per share.

Management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release, including adjusted net income and core operating expenses, provide useful and comparative information to assess trends in our core operations and a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons.  Non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by management, including adjusted diluted EPS, are provided as additional information to investors in order to provide them with an alternative method for assessing our financial condition and operating results.

The table below shows core operating expenses, which is the company's operating expenses after excluding (i) volume-based expenses, (ii) depreciation and amortization expense, (iii) accelerated stock-based compensation expense and (iv) other unusual or one-time expenses.



Three months ended December 31,


Twelve months ended December 31,










(in thousands)


2015


2014


2015


2014

Total Operating Expenses


$

80,052



$

79,525



$

314,617



$

303,424


Less:









   Depreciation and amortization


12,202



11,053



46,274



39,913


   Accelerated stock-based compensation expense








2,530


   Severance expense




1,863





1,863


   Volume-based expenses:









   Royalty fees


17,830



19,266



70,574



66,110


   Order routing


299



874



2,293



4,080


Core Operating Expenses (non-GAAP):


$

49,721



$

46,469



$

195,476



$

188,928


Less: Continuing stock-based compensation expense


3,194



2,098



12,181



13,047


Core Operating Expenses Excluding Continuing Stock-Based Compensation (non-GAAP)


$

46,527



$

44,371



$

183,295



$

175,881











Detail of Core Operating Expenses (non-GAAP)









   Compensation and benefits


$

26,768



$

27,493



$

105,925



$

117,341


   Technology support services


5,182



4,915



20,662



19,189


   Professional fees and outside services


12,897



8,539



50,060



31,976


   Travel and promotional expenses


2,548



2,727



8,982



9,046


   Facilities costs


1,446



1,445



4,998



5,721


   Other expenses


880



1,350



4,849



5,655


        Total


$

49,721



$

46,469



$

195,476



$

188,928


 

The table below shows the reconciliation of each financial measure from GAAP to non-GAAP.  The non-GAAP financial measures exclude the impact of those items detailed in the footnotes below and are referred to as adjusted financial measures.

 












(in thousands, except per share amounts)


Three months ended December 31, 2015


Three months ended December 31, 2014




Items Impacting Results




Items Impacting Results




Reported (GAAP)

Operating Revenues1

Adjusted (non-GAAP)


Reported (GAAP)

Operating Expenses 4

Other Income/Expenses 5

Income Tax Provision 6

Adjusted (non-GAAP)

Total Operating Revenues


$

155,946


(1,995)


$

153,951



$

166,487





$

166,487


Total Operating Expenses


80,052



80,052



79,525


(1,863)




77,662


Operating Income


75,894


(1,995)


73,899



86,962


1,863




88,825


Operating Margin


48.7

%


48.0

%


52.2

%




53.4

%

Total Other Income/(Expense)


3,770



3,770



(3,017)



3,000



(17)


Income Before Income Taxes


79,664


(1,995)


77,669



83,945


1,863


3,000



88,808


Income Tax Provision


29,262


(732)


28,530



34,603


768


1,237


(1,600)


35,008


Effective Income Tax Rate


36.7

%


36.7

%


41.2

%




39.4

%

Net Income


$

50,402


$

(1,263)


$

49,139



$

49,342


$

1,095


$

1,763


$

1,600


$

53,800


Net Income Allocated to Participating Securities


(222)


6


(216)



(223)


(5)


(8)


(7)


(243)


Net Income Allocated to Common Stockholders


$

50,180


$

(1,257)


$

48,923



$

49,119


$

1,090


$

1,755


$

1,593


$

53,557


Diluted Net Income per Share Allocated to Common Stockholders


$

0.61


$

(0.02)


$

0.59



$

0.58


$

0.01


$

0.02


$

0.02


$

0.64


 


 

(in thousands, except per share amounts)


Twelve months ended December 31, 2015


Twelve months ended December 31, 2014




Items Impacting Results




Items Impacting Results




Reported (GAAP)

Operating Revenues1

Other Income/Expenses3

Income Tax Provision2

Adjusted (non-GAAP)


Reported (GAAP)

Operating Expenses 7

Operating Expenses 4

Other Income/Expenses 5

Income Tax Provision 6

Adjusted (non-GAAP)

Total Operating Revenues


$

634,545


(1,995)




$

632,550



$

617,225






$

617,225


Total Operating Expenses


314,617





314,617



303,424


(2,530)


(1,863)




299,031


Operating Income


319,928


(1,995)




317,933



313,801


2,530


1,863




318,194


Operating Margin


50.4

%




50.3

%


50.8

%





51.6

%

Total Other Income/(Expense)


4,096



364



4,460



(4,104)




3,000



(1,104)


Income Before Income Taxes


324,024


(1,995)


364



322,393



309,697


2,530


1,863


3,000



317,090


Income Tax Provision


119,001


(758)


138


4,286


122,667



119,983


979


721


1,161


(1,600)


121,244


Effective Income Tax Rate


36.7

%




38.0

%


38.7

%





38.2

%

Net Income


$

205,023


$

(1,237)


$

226


$

(4,286)


$

199,726



$

189,714


$

1,551


$

1,142


$

1,839


$

1,600


$

195,846


Net Income Allocated to Participating Securities


(898)


9


(2)


19


(872)



(1,322)


(11)


(8)


(13)


(11)


(1,365)


Net Income Allocated to Common Stockholders


$

204,125


$

(1,228)


$

224


$

(4,267)


$

198,854



$

188,392


$

1,540


$

1,134


$

1,826


$

1,589


$

194,481


Diluted Net Income per Share Allocated to Common Stockholders


$

2.46


$

(0.01)


$


$

(0.05)


$

2.40



$

2.21


$

0.02


$

0.01


$

0.02


$

0.02


$

2.28



NOTES:  Amounts may not foot due to rounding.

1)

In the fourth quarter of 2015, the company recognized revenue to adjust for incorrect coding of transactions by an exchange participant related to prior periods.

2)

In the third quarter of 2015, the company recorded a benefit from the release of an uncertain tax provision related to research and development credits, which were effectively settled.

3)

In the first quarter of 2015, the company recorded impairments of an advance to and an investment.

4)

In the fourth quarter of 2014, the company recognized severance expense relating to the outsourcing of certain of its regulatory services.

5)

In the fourth quarter of 2014, the company recorded an impairment for an investment.

6)

In the fourth quarter of 2014, the company recognized changes in assessments of uncertain tax positions related to a prior period.

7)

In the first quarter of 2014, the company accelerated the vesting of certain stock awards.

 

 

CBOE Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries



Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)



Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014
















Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,

(in thousands, except per share amounts)



2015


2014


2015


2014











Operating Revenues:










Transaction fees



$

110,853



$

122,731



$

456,016



$

437,764


Access fees



13,177



14,530



53,295



59,332


Exchange services and other fees



11,766



9,390



42,209



38,042


Market data fees



7,332



7,710



30,034



30,447


Regulatory fees



8,157



8,559



33,489



37,083


Other revenue



4,661



3,567



19,502



14,557


Total Operating Revenues



155,946



166,487



634,545



617,225












Operating Expenses:










Compensation and benefits



26,768



29,356



105,925



121,734


Depreciation and amortization



12,202



11,053



46,274



39,913


Technology support services



5,182



4,915



20,662



19,189


Professional fees and outside services



12,897



8,539



50,060



31,976


Royalty fees



17,830



19,266



70,574



66,110


Order routing



299



874



2,293



4,080


Travel and promotional expenses



2,548



2,727



8,982



9,046


Facilities costs



1,446



1,445



4,998



5,721


Other expenses



880



1,350



4,849



5,655


Total Operating Expenses



80,052



79,525



314,617



303,424












Operating Income



75,894



86,962



319,928



313,801












Other Income/(Expense):










Investment income



3,514



40



3,692



113


Net income/(loss) from investments



283



(3,057)



447



(4,217)


Interest expense



(27)





(43)




Total Other Income/(Expense)



3,770



(3,017)



4,096



(4,104)












Income Before Income Taxes



79,664



83,945



324,024



309,697


Income tax provision



29,262



34,603



119,001



119,983


Net Income



50,402



49,342



205,023



189,714


Net Income allocated to participating securities



(222)



(223)



(898)



(1,322)


Net Income allocated to common stockholders



$

50,180



$

49,119



$

204,125



$

188,392












Net Income Per Share Allocated to Common Stockholders:










       Basic



$

0.61



$

0.58



$

2.46



$

2.21


       Diluted



0.61



0.58



2.46



2.21


Weighted average shares used in computing income per share:










       Basic



82,344



84,315



83,081



85,406


       Diluted



82,344



84,315



83,081



85,406


 

 

CBOE Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries




Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)




December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014












(in thousands, except share amounts)


December 31, 2015

December 31, 2014

Assets




Current Assets:




Cash and cash equivalents


$

102,253


$

147,927


Accounts receivable—net allowances of 2015 - $150 and 2014 - $285


62,535


58,386


Marketing fee receivable


5,682


10,697


Income taxes receivable


27,901


21,503


Other prepaid expenses


5,122


4,622


Other current assets


625


972


Total Current Assets


204,118


244,107






Investments


48,430


12,351


Land


4,914


4,914


Total Property and Equipment—Net


60,360


66,856


Goodwill


7,655



Total Other Assets—Net


59,311


55,673


Total


$

384,788


$

383,901






Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current Liabilities:




Accounts payable and accrued expenses


$

60,104


$

58,566


Marketing fee payable


6,141


11,236


Contingent consideration - current


2,000



Deferred revenue and other liabilities


4,019


1,988


Post-retirement benefit obligation - current


100


101


Income taxes payable


1,633


1,774


Total Current Liabilities


73,997


73,665






Total Long-term Liabilities


51,146


60,169


Total Liabilities


125,143


133,834


Commitments and Contingencies




Stockholders' Equity:




Preferred stock, $0.01 par value: 20,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2015 or 2014




Common stock, $0.01 par value: 325,000,000 shares authorized; 92,738,803 issued and 82,088,549 outstanding at December 31, 2015; 92,569,189 issued and 84,114,475 outstanding at December 31, 2014


927


926


Additional paid-in-capital


123,577


110,112


Retained earnings


603,597


472,005


Treasury stock at cost – 10,650,254 shares at December 31, 2015 and 8,454,714 shares at December 31, 2014


(467,632)


(332,287)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(824)


(689)


Total Stockholders' Equity


259,645


250,067






Total


$

384,788


$

383,901


 

 

CBOE Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries




Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)




Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014










 Twelve Months Ended December 31,

(in thousands)


2015

2014

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




Net Income


$

205,023


$

189,714


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows from operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization


46,274


39,913


Other amortization


81


87


Provision for deferred income taxes


(8,283)


(290)


Stock-based compensation


12,181


15,577


Loss on disposition of property


617


662


Equity (gain)/loss in investments


(811)


1,217


Impairment of investment and other assets


118


3,000


Net change in assets and liabilities:


(9,922)


12,777


Net Cash Flows Provided by Operating Activities


245,278


262,657


Cash Flows from Investing Activities:




Capital and other assets expenditures


(39,340)


(50,154)


Acquisition of a business


(2,960)



Investments


(35,386)


(1,987)


Other


(1,735)


3


Net Cash Flows Used in Investing Activities


(79,421)


(52,138)


Cash Flows from Financing Activities:




Payment of quarterly dividends


(73,431)


(66,999)


Payment of special dividend



(43,831)


Payment of outstanding debt in conjunction with acquisition of a business


(4,040)



Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation


1,285


3,557


Purchase of unrestricted stock from employees


(3,178)


(8,332)


Purchase of unrestricted stock under announced program


(132,167)


(168,328)


Net Cash Flows Used in Financing Activities


(211,531)


(283,933)






Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents


(45,674)


(73,414)






Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period


$

147,927


$

221,341


Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period


$

102,253


$

147,927






Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information




Cash paid for income taxes


$

133,460


$

103,976


Non-cash activities:




Change in post-retirement benefit obligation


$

220


$

(583)


Unpaid liability to acquire equipment and software


$

2,756


$

2,769


Contingent consideration - short-term


$

2,000


$


Contingent consideration - long-term


$

1,379


$


 

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SOURCE CBOE Holdings, Inc.