IntercontinentalExchange Reports 12% Increase In Second Quarter Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.69

IntercontinentalExchange Reports 12% Increase In Second Quarter Adjusted Diluted EPS Of $1.69

IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Consolidated revenues increased 10% to $325 million. Consolidated net income attributable to ICE was $121 million, up 19% versus the second quarter of 2010. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 21% to$1.64.

Second quarter 2011 adjusted consolidated net income attributable to ICE, which excludes acquisition-related transaction costs during the quarter, grew 11% to$125 million and adjusted diluted EPS increased 12% to $1.69. Please refer to the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release for more information on adjusted net income attributable to ICE and adjusted diluted EPS.

Said ICE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher: "ICE's second quarter results in an uncertain economic and regulatory environment demonstrate our strong position in global energy, agricultural and financial markets. Our continued progress in clearing, new product development and technology has produced a diverse and innovative business model that effectively serves the ongoing risk-management needs of our customers around the world."

ICE SVP and CFO Scott Hill added: "We continue to deliver consistently strong financial results, extending our multi-year track record of double-digit top- and bottom-line growth. ICE remains focused on delivering consistent growth and long-term customer and shareholder value by executing our strategic plan, investing prudently and managing expense in a disciplined manner."

Second Quarter 2011 Results

Second quarter 2011 consolidated revenues increased 10% from the second quarter of 2010 to $325 million. Consolidated transaction and clearing revenues increased 9% to $289 million. The increase in transaction and clearing revenue was driven primarily by record trading volume in ICE's Brent crude and Gasoil futures and options contracts, as well as solid OTC energy volumes.

Transaction and clearing revenues in ICE's futures segment grew 15% to $149 million in the second quarter. Average daily volume (ADV) in ICE's futures segment was 1.5 million contracts, up 5% from the prior-year second quarter.

Transaction and clearing revenues in ICE's global OTC segment grew 3% to $140 million in the second quarter of 2011. Average daily commissions (ADC) for ICE's OTC energy business increased 7% to $1.5 million. Revenues from ICE's credit default swap (CDS) trade execution and clearing business totaled $41 million in the second quarter of 2011, including $17 million from CDS clearing.

Consolidated market data revenues were a record $31 million in the second quarter of 2011, up 13% from the prior second quarter. Consolidated other revenues were $6 million.

Consolidated operating expenses were $134 million in the quarter, an increase of 14% from the second quarter of 2010. This increase was primarily attributable to an increase in amortization expenses relating to the addition of intangible assets associated with the acquisition of Climate Exchange plc in the third quarter of 2010, and transaction costs associated with the proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext during the quarter.

Consolidated operating income increased 7% to $191 million in the quarter. Operating margin was 59% in the second quarter of 2011.  

The effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2011 was 32% compared to 34% for the prior second quarter.

First Half 2011 Results

Consolidated revenues in the first half of 2011 grew 14% to $659 million. First half futures volumes increased 15% to 191 million contracts, driving futures transaction and clearing revenue growth to $306 million, up 21% from the first half of 2010. ADV in the first half of the year was 1.5 million contracts, up 14% from the first six months of 2010.

Global OTC segment transaction and clearing revenues were $281 million in the first half of the year, up 7% from the first half of 2010. ADC in ICE's OTC energy markets were $1.6 million in the first half of 2011, up 13% from the same period of 2010. Consolidated market data revenues increased 11% to $60 million and consolidated operating margin was 60% for the first half of 2011.

Cash flows from operations totaled $321 million in the first half of 2011, up 24% year-over-year. Capital expenditures during the first half of 2011 were $14 millionand capitalized software development costs totaled $16 million.

Unrestricted cash and investments were $757 million as of June 30, 2011. At the end of the second quarter, ICE had $457 million in outstanding debt.

Financial Guidance and Additional Information

  • ICE expects CDS clearing revenues in the range of $35 million to $37 million in the second half of 2011.
  • Including capitalized software, ICE expects capital expenditures in the range of $25 million to $28 million in the second half of 2011.
  • ICE expects transaction costs related to the Cetip investment in the range of $5 million to $8 million for the three months ending September 30, 2011.
  • ICE's diluted share count for the third quarter of 2011 is expected to be in the range of 73.8 million to 74.8 million weighted average shares outstanding, and the diluted share count for fiscal year 2011 in the range of 74.0 million to 75.0 million weighted average shares outstanding. ICE's remaining capacity in its share repurchase program is $185 million.


Earnings Conference Call Information

ICE will hold a conference call today, August 3, at 8:30 a.m. ET to review its second quarter 2011 financial results. A live audio webcast of the earnings call will be available on the company's website at under About ICE/Investors & Media. Participants may also listen via telephone by dialing 877-674-6420 from the United States, or 708-290-1370 from outside the United States. Telephone participants should dial in ten minutes prior to the start of the call. The call will be archived on the company's website for replay.

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About IntercontinentalExchange

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated futures exchanges and over-the-counter markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index contracts. ICE Futures Europe hosts trade in half of the world's crude and refined oil futures. ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Futures Canada list agricultural, currencies and Russell Index markets. ICE is also a leading operator of central clearing services for the futures and over-the-counter markets, with five regulated clearing houses across North America and Europe. ICE serves customers in more than 70 countries.  

The following are trademarks of IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies: IntercontinentalExchange, IntercontinentalExchange & Design, ICE, ICE and block design, ICE Futures Canada, ICE Futures Europe, ICE Futures U.S., ICE Trust, ICE Clear Europe, ICE Clear U.S., ICE Clear Canada, The Clearing Corporation, U.S. Dollar Index, ICE Link and Creditex. All other trademarks are the property of their respective ownersFor more information regarding registered trademarks owned by IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies, see

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements regarding IntercontinentalExchange's business that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement. The factors that might affect our performance include, but are not limited to: our business environment and industry trends; conditions in global financial markets; domestic and international economic conditions, including the U.S. government's negotiations to increase the U.S. debt ceiling; volatility in commodity prices; changes in laws and regulations; increasing competition and consolidation in our industry; our ability to identify and effectively pursue acquisitions and strategic alliances and successfully integrate the companies we acquire on a cost-effective basis; the success of our clearing houses and our ability to minimize the risks associated with operating multiple clearing houses in multiple jurisdictions; technological developments, including clearing developments; the accuracy of our cost estimates and expectations, including, without limitation, those set forth in this press release under "Financial Guidance and Additional Information"; our belief that cash flows will be sufficient to service our debt and fund our working capital needs and capital expenditures at least through the end of 2012; our ability to develop new products and services; protecting our intellectual property rights; not violating the intellectual property rights of others; potential adverse litigation results; our belief in our electronic platform and disaster recovery system technologies; identification of trends and how they will impact our business; and our ability to gain access to comparable products and services if our key technology contracts were terminated. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, which was filed with the SEC on February 9, 2011, and ICE's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that is expected to be filed on or around August 3, 2011.  These filings are also available in the Investors & Media section of our website. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except for any obligations to disclose material information under the Federal securities laws, ICE undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

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