GREENWICH, CT, April 1, 2015 - Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) an automated global electronic broker and market maker, today reported its Electronic Brokerage monthly performance metrics for March.
Highlights for the month included:
|March 2015||Average Commission per Cleared Client Order||Average Order Size|
|Equity Options||$5.85||9.3 contracts|
Futures include options on futures. We estimate exchange, clearing and regulatory fees to be 58% of the futures commissions.
In the interest of transparency, we quantify our clients' all-in cost of trade execution below.
The above illustrates that the rolling twelve months' average all-in cost of a client U.S. Reg.-NMS stock trade was 1.0 basis points.
Additional information for our shareholders:
Note 1: Trade money is the total amount of money clients spent or received, including all commissions and fees.
Note 2: Consistent with the clients' trading activity, the computed VWAP benchmark includes extended trading hours.
Note 3: In connection with our currency diversification strategy, we have determined to base our Group net worth in GLOBALs, a basket of 16 major currencies in which we hold our Group equity. Increases and decreases in the U.S. dollar value of the GLOBAL produce translation gains and losses, respectively, as reported in U.S. dollars. These gains and losses are reported in the corporate segment in our quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements. Our consolidated Group equity at December 31, 2014 was $5.18 billion.
More information, including historical results for each of the above metrics, can be found on the investor relations page of the Company's corporate web site, www.interactivebrokers.com/ir.
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 executes and processes trades in securities, futures and foreign exchange instruments 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 IBKR Integrated Investment Account. Employing proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive Brokers Group continuously integrates its software with a growing number of exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning, computerized platform that requires minimal human intervention.
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
For Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. Investors: Patrick Brennan, 203-618-4070 or Media: Caitlin Duffy, 203-913-1369.