CME Group Inc. Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results

CHICAGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported revenues of $732 million and operating income of $412 million for the second quarter of 2014. Net income attributable to CME Group was $264 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.79. Excluding the items noted in the reconciliation, adjusted earnings per share would have been $0.771.

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"Historically low levels of volatility impacted the overall market during the second quarter, although the effect on CME was lessened by the diversity of our product lines," said CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy.  "Though total volumes were nearly flat year-to- date through the second quarter, our interest rate complex was up 7 percent, a strong outperformance compared with the rest of the market.  We continue to see positive economic signs that could potentially lead to a more traditional Federal Reserve monetary policy.  This would affect the Fed Funds rate and likely accelerate market activity as firms shift back into growth mode.  Already we are nearing historic levels of open interest as we approach 100 million contracts, up 18 percent year-to-date."

"We continue to strengthen our global footprint with a record 24 percent of our electronic volume coming from outside the United States during the second quarter, mainly driven by activity coming from European customers," said CME Group Chief Executive Officer Phupinder Gill.  "Also, we announced plans to acquire Trayport and FENICS, pending regulatory approval.  Trayport will give us deepened access to commercial customers in the rapidly evolving European energy markets, while FENICS' strong client base, particularly in Asia, will further complement our foreign exchange (FX) product distribution.  In addition, we are encouraged that trading volumes in our recently launched European exchange are beginning to gain early traction."

Second-quarter 2014 average daily volume was 12.6 million contracts, down 12 percent from second-quarter 2013 and impacted by low volatility across all asset classes.  Clearing and transaction fee revenues were $609 million, also down 12 percent compared with the strong second-quarter 2013, when market participants reacted to the Federal Reserve chairman's comments about potential tapering of quantitative easing.  Second-quarter 2014 total average rate per contract was 74.9 cents, down from 76.7 cents in first-quarter 2014, driven primarily by a higher proportion of total volume coming from interest rate products, which have lower average fees.

As of June 30, 2014, the company had $1.1 billion of cash and marketable securities and $2.1 billion of long-term debt.

1 A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial results mentioned to the respective GAAP figures can be found within the Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures chart at the end of the financial statements.

CME Group will hold a conference call to discuss second-quarter 2014 results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today. A live audio Webcast of the call will be available on the Investor Relations section of CME Group's Web site at www.cmegroup.com. An archived recording will be available for up to two months after the call.

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk.  CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.  CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.  CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.

CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc.  KCBOT, KCBT and Kansas City Board of Trade are trademarks of The Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. We want to caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Among the factors that might affect our performance are increasing competition by foreign and domestic entities, including increased competition from new entrants into our markets and consolidation of existing entities; our ability to keep pace with rapid technological developments, including our ability to complete the development, implementation and maintenance of the enhanced functionality required by our customers while maintaining reliability and ensuring that such technology is not vulnerable to security risks; our ability to continue introducing competitive new products and services on a timely, cost-effective basis, including through our electronic trading capabilities, and our ability to maintain the competitiveness of our existing products and services, including our ability to provide effective services to the swaps market; our ability to adjust our fixed costs and expenses if our revenues decline; our ability to maintain existing customers, develop strategic relationships and attract new customers; our ability to expand and offer our products outside the United States; changes in domestic and non-U.S. regulations, including the impact of any changes in domestic and foreign laws or government policy with respect to our industry, such as any changes to regulations and policies that require increased financial and operational resources from us or our customers; the costs associated with protecting our intellectual property rights and our ability to operate our business without violating the intellectual property rights of others; decreases in revenue from our market data as a result of decreased demand; changes in our rate per contract due to shifts in the mix of the products traded, the trading venue and the mix of customers (whether the customer receives member or non-member fees or participates in one of our various incentive programs) and the impact of our tiered pricing structure; the ability of our financial safeguards package to adequately protect us from the credit risks of clearing members; the ability of our compliance and risk management methods to effectively monitor and manage our risks, including our ability to prevent errors and misconduct and protect our infrastructure against security breaches and misappropriation of our intellectual property assets; changes in price levels and volatility in the derivatives markets and in underlying equity, foreign exchange, interest rate and commodities markets; economic, political and market conditions, including the volatility of the capital and credit markets and the impact of economic conditions on the trading activity of our current and potential customers; our ability to accommodate increases in contract volume and order transaction traffic and to implement enhancements without failure or degradation of the performance of our trading and clearing systems; our ability to execute our growth strategy and maintain our growth effectively; our ability to manage the risks and control the costs associated with our strategy for acquisitions, investments and alliances;  our ability to continue to generate funds and/or manage our indebtedness to allow us to continue to invest in our business; industry and customer consolidation; decreases in trading and clearing activity; the imposition of a transaction tax or user fee on futures and options on futures transactions and/or repeal of the 60/40 tax treatment of such transactions; the unfavorable resolution of material legal proceedings; and the seasonality of the futures business.  For a detailed discussion of these and other factors that might affect our performance, see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent periodic reports filed on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.

 



CME Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions)




June 30, 2014


December 31, 2013

ASSETS







Current Assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,037.3



$

2,469.7


Marketable securities


72.9



68.4


Accounts receivable, net of allowance


334.9



302.7


Other current assets (includes $37.0 and $40.0 in restricted cash)


196.2



209.7


Performance bonds and guaranty fund contributions


20,089.9



21,355.1


Total current assets


21,731.2



24,405.6


Property, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization


503.4



513.4


Intangible assets—trading products


17,175.3



17,175.3


Intangible assets—other, net


2,690.9



2,741.2


Goodwill


7,569.0



7,569.0


Other assets (includes $77.2 and $74.0 in restricted cash)


1,941.5



1,873.3


Total Assets


$

51,611.3



$

54,277.8


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY







Current Liabilities:







Accounts payable


$

32.1



$

36.2


Short-term debt




749.9


Other current liabilities


254.7



1,169.8


Performance bonds and guaranty fund contributions


20,089.9



21,355.1


Total current liabilities


20,376.7



23,311.0


Long-term debt


2,107.5



2,107.2


Deferred income tax liabilities, net


7,271.9



7,249.7


Other liabilities


389.8



449.4


Total Liabilities


30,145.9



33,117.3


CME Group shareholders' equity


21,465.4



21,154.8


Non-controlling interest




5.7


Total Equity


21,465.4



21,160.5


Total Liabilities and Equity


$

51,611.3



$

54,277.8


 



CME Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts; shares in thousands)




Quarter Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended

June 30,



2014



2013



2014



2013


Revenues













Clearing and transaction fees


$

609.3



$

692.5



$

1,261.5



$

1,285.7


Market data and information services


89.6



79.4



179.0



160.3


Access and communication fees


20.4



20.6



40.8



42.1


Other


12.3



23.6



27.7



46.6


Total Revenues


731.6



816.1



1,509.0



1,534.7


Expenses













Compensation and benefits


139.7



128.9



275.2



258.3


Communications


8.3



8.6



16.5



17.5


Technology support services


14.6



13.8



28.5



26.2


Professional fees and outside services


37.5



27.9



67.1



49.8


Amortization of purchased intangibles


25.2



25.9



50.4



51.8


Depreciation and amortization


34.3



33.2



68.4



65.8


Occupancy and building operations


23.2



19.0



46.4



37.5


Licensing and other fee agreements


25.7



26.9



54.7



48.1


Other


11.1



24.1



35.3



66.4


Total Expenses


319.6



308.3



642.5



621.4


Operating Income


412.0



507.8



866.5



913.3


Non-Operating Income (Expense)













Investment income


15.1



18.7



18.3



22.3


Interest and other borrowing costs


(28.3)



(39.2)



(62.0)



(78.2)


Equity in net gains (losses) of unconsolidated subsidiaries


21.5



20.2



43.9



37.7


Other non-operating income (expense)


1.8





1.8




Total Non-Operating


10.1



(0.3)



2.0



(18.2)


Income before Income Taxes


422.1



507.5



868.5



895.1


Income tax provision


158.3



196.2



338.1



346.4


Net Income


263.8



311.3



530.4



548.7


Less: net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests




0.1



(0.2)



1.7


Net Income Attributable to CME Group


$

263.8



$

311.2



$

530.6



$

547.0


Earnings per Common Share Attributable to CME Group:













Basic


$

0.79



$

0.94



$

1.59



$

1.65


Diluted


0.79



0.93



1.58



1.64


Weighted Average Number of Common Shares:













Basic


334,097



332,341



334,002



332,148


Diluted


335,800



334,073



335,705



333,739


 


CME Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Quarterly Operating Statistics




2Q 2013


3Q 2013


4Q 2013


1Q 2014


2Q 2014

Trading Days


64


64


64


61


63














Quarterly Average Daily Volume (ADV)

CME Group ADV (in thousands)


Product Line


2Q 2013


3Q 2013


4Q 2013


1Q 2014


2Q 2014

Interest rate


6,828


5,839


5,274


6,725


6,668

Equity


3,079


2,408


2,471


2,890


2,465

Foreign exchange


1,042


792


705


817


638

Energy


1,796


1,609


1,571


1,705


1,457

Agricultural commodity


1,106


1,009


992


1,168


1,084

Metal


471


360


317


355


323

Total


14,323


12,018


11,331


13,659


12,636

Venue











Electronic


12,457


10,199


9,723


11,703


10,888

Open outcry


1,134


1,173


957


1,179


1,100

Privately negotiated*


731


646


651


778


647

Total


14,323


12,018


11,331


13,659


12,636



Average Rate Per Contract (RPC)

CME Group RPC


Product Line


2Q 2013


3Q 2013


4Q 2013


1Q 2014


2Q 2014

Interest rate


$

0.455


$

0.484


$

0.504


$

0.481


$

0.473

Equity


0.714


0.695


0.702


0.712


0.714

Foreign exchange


0.826


0.819


0.835


0.804


0.861

Energy


1.260


1.300


1.279


1.364


1.298

Agricultural commodity


1.378


1.323


1.327


1.369


1.430

Metal


1.613


1.626


1.682


1.707


1.715

Average RPC


$

0.748


$

0.762


$

0.780


$

0.767


$

0.749


*The privately negotiated venue average daily volume includes both traditional block trades as well as what was historically categorized as CME ClearPort.  Going forward there will no longer be a break out for CME ClearPort.

 

CME Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts; shares in thousands)







Quarter Ended



June 30, 2014

GAAP Net Income Attributable to CME Group


$

263.8






Less: MF Global bankruptcy claim


(14.5)






Less:  Foreign exchange transaction gains1


(5.5)






Add: Voluntary exit incentive plan


5.8






Add: Acquisition-related costs


4.7






Add:  Income tax effect related to above


3.6






Adjusted Net Income Attributable to CME Group


$

257.9






GAAP Earnings per Common Share Attributable to CME Group:




     Basic


$

0.79


     Diluted


0.79






Adjusted earnings per Common Share Attributable to CME Group:




     Basic


$

0.77


     Diluted


0.77






Weighted Average Number of Common Shares:




     Basic


334,097


     Diluted


335,800


 

1.  Second-quarter 2014 results included a $5.5 million foreign exchange transaction gain during the quarter principally related to cash held in British pounds within foreign entities whose functional currency is the U.S. dollar.

CME-G

SOURCE CME Group Inc.



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