ATLANTA & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses and provider of global data and listing services, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017. For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, consolidated net income attributable to ICE was $1.2 billion on $1.1 billion of consolidated revenues less transaction-based expenses. This included $764 million of a deferred tax benefit related to U.S. tax reform. Fourth quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $2.08. On an adjusted basis, consolidated net income attributable to ICE was $433 million in the fourth quarter, and diluted EPS were $0.73.
For the full year of 2017 consolidated net income attributable to ICE was $2.5 billion on $4.6 billion of consolidated revenues less transaction-based expenses. Full year 2017 GAAP diluted EPS were $4.23. On an adjusted basis, consolidated net income attributable to ICE was $1.8 billion for the full year of 2017, and diluted EPS were $2.95. Please refer to the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release for more information on adjusted operating expenses, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS.
"We are pleased to deliver our twelfth consecutive year of record revenue," said ICE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher. "We achieved this by executing on our strategy to deliver best-in-class trading, clearing, listings and information services while continuing to expand our range of content and distribution solutions to meet the evolving needs of the market. As we look to 2018 and beyond, we are focused on innovation and growth to serve our customers and build shareholder value.”
Scott A. Hill, ICE CFO, added: “In addition to investing in growth, we returned more capital to shareholders in 2017 than any year in our history enabled by another year of record revenue, disciplined expense management and strong cash flow. We remain committed to creating long-term value for our shareholders through operational execution and strategic investments to build on our track record of growth."
Fourth Quarter 2017 GAAP Results
Fourth quarter 2017 consolidated revenues, less transaction-based expenses, were $1.1 billion. Trading and clearing segment revenues, less transaction-based expenses, were $517 million in the fourth quarter 2017. Data and listings segment revenues were $627 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, including data services revenues of $525 million and listings revenues of $102 million. Fourth quarter data services revenues were reduced by $4 million due to the sale of Trayport on December 14, 2017.
Consolidated operating expenses were $552 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. On an adjusted basis, consolidated operating expenses were $479 million. Consolidated operating income for the fourth quarter was $592 million and operating margin was 52%. The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter was (84)% driven by a $764 million deferred tax benefit related to U.S. tax reform.
Full Year 2017 GAAP Results
Full year 2017 consolidated revenues, less transaction-based expenses, were $4.6 billion. Trading and clearing segment revenues, less transaction-based expenses, were $2.1 billion, in 2017. Data and listings segment revenues were $2.5 billion in 2017, including data services revenues of $2.1 billion and listings revenues of $417 million.
Consolidated operating expenses were $2.3 billion for 2017. On an adjusted basis, consolidated operating expenses were $1.9 billion. Consolidated operating income for 2017 was $2.4 billion and operating margin was 51%. The effective tax rate for 2017 was (1)% driven by a $764 million deferred tax benefit related to U.S. tax reform.
Consolidated cash flows from operations were $2.1 billion for the full year of 2017. Operational capital expenditures in 2017 were $179 million and capitalized software development costs totaled $137 million.
Unrestricted cash was $535 million and outstanding debt was $6.1 billion as of December 31, 2017.
Based on ICE's outlook for continued solid top-line growth and ongoing integration and expense synergies, ICE provided the following guidance for 2018.
|2018 Operating Expenses||$2.26 - $2.31 billion||$2.00 - $2.05 billion(1)|
|1Q18 Operating Expenses||$565 - $575 million||$495 - $505 million(1)|
|1Q18 Interest Expense||$52 million|
|2018 Expense Synergies||$30 million|
|2018 Capital Expenditures||
$300 - $330 million for operational, non- operational capital
|2018 Effective Tax Rate||22% - 25%|
|1Q18 Weighted Average Shares Outstanding||
582 - 592 million shares reflected for January 2018 share
(1) 2018 and 1Q18 Non-GAAP operating expenses exclude amortization of acquisition-related intangibles.
Earnings Conference Call Information
ICE will hold a conference call today, February 7, at 8:30 a.m. ET to review its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results. A live audio webcast of the earnings call will be available on the company's website at www.theice.com in the investor relations section. Participants may also listen via telephone by dialing 888-317-6003 from the United States, 866-284-3684 from Canada or 412-317-6061 from outside of the United States and Canada. Telephone participants are required to provide the participant entry number 9294662 and are recommended to call 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. The call will be archived on the company's website for replay.
The conference call for the first quarter 2018 earnings has been scheduled for May 3, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Please refer to the Investor Relations website at www.ir.theice.com for additional information.
Historical futures, options and cash ADV, rate per contract, open interest data and CDS cleared information can be found at: http://ir.theice.com/investors-and-media/supplemental-volume-info/default.aspx
|Consolidated Statements of Income|
|(In millions, except per share amounts)|
|Year Ended December 31||
Three Months Ended
|Transaction and clearing, net||$||3,131||$||3,384||$||758||$||818|
|Section 31 fees||372||389||97||99|
|Cash liquidity payments, routing and clearing||833||1,070||198||247|
|Total revenues, less transaction-based expenses||4,629||4,499||1,144||1,138|
|Compensation and benefits||937||945||227||237|
|Acquisition-related transaction and integration costs||36||80||9||19|
|Technology and communication||397||374||103||97|
|Rent and occupancy||69||70||17||18|
|Selling, general and administrative||155||116||38||33|
|Depreciation and amortization||535||610||131||140|
|Total operating expenses||2,250||2,332||552||580|
|Other income (expense):|
|Other income, net||325||40||127||16|
|Other income (expense), net||138||(138||)||77||(28||)|
|Income before income tax expense (benefit)||2,517||2,029||669||530|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||(25||)||580||(562||)||171|
|Net income attributable to non-controlling interest||(28||)||(27||)||(6||)||(7||)|
|Net income attributable to Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.||$||2,514||$||1,422||$||1,225||$||352|
|Earnings per share attributable to Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. common shareholders:|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding:|
|Dividend per share||$||0.80||$||0.68||$||0.20||$||0.17|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|As of||As of|
|December 31, 2017||December 31, 2016|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||535||$||407|
|Short-term restricted cash and cash equivalents||769||679|
|Customer accounts receivable, net||903||777|
|Margin deposits, guaranty funds and delivery contracts receivable||51,222||55,150|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||117||97|
|Total current assets||53,562||57,133|
|Property and equipment, net||1,246||1,129|
|Other non-current assets:|
|Other intangible assets, net||10,269||10,420|
|Long-term restricted cash and cash equivalents||264||264|
|Other non-current assets||707||334|
|Total other non-current assets||23,456||23,741|
|Liabilities and Equity:|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||462||$||388|
|Section 31 fees payable||128||131|
|Accrued salaries and benefits||227||230|
|Margin deposits, guaranty funds and delivery contracts payable||51,222||55,150|
|Other current liabilities||178||111|
|Total current liabilities||54,171||58,617|
|Non-current deferred tax liability, net||2,283||2,958|
|Accrued employee benefits||243||430|
|Other non-current liabilities||348||337|
|Total non-current liabilities||7,141||7,596|
|Redeemable non-controlling interest||—||36|
|Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. shareholders’ equity:|
|Treasury stock, at cost||(1,076||)||(40||)|
|Additional paid-in capital||11,392||11,306|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(223||)||(344||)|
|Total Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. shareholders’ equity||16,924||15,717|
|Non-controlling interest in consolidated subsidiaries||28||37|
|Total liabilities and equity||$||78,264||$||82,003|
Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation
We use non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate our performance and in making financial and operational decisions. When viewed in conjunction with our GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation, we believe that our presentation of these measures provides investors with greater transparency and a greater understanding of factors affecting our financial condition and results of operations than GAAP measures alone. In addition, we believe the presentation of these measures is useful to investors for period-to-period comparison of results because the items described below as adjustments to GAAP are not reflective of our core business performance. These financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP financial measures and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. We use these adjusted results because we believe they more clearly highlight trends in our business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on GAAP financial measures, since these measures eliminate from our results specific financial items that have less bearing on our core operating performance. We strongly recommend that investors review the GAAP financial measures included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, including our consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto.
Adjusted operating expenses, adjusted net income attributable to ICE common shareholders and adjusted diluted earnings per share for the periods presented below are calculated by adding or subtracting the adjustments described below, which are not reflective of our cash operations and core business performance, and their related income tax effect and other tax adjustments (in millions, except for per share amounts):
Three Months Ended
Three Months Ended
|Less: Interactive Data and NYSE transaction and integration costs and acquisition related success fees||31||46||8||15|
|Less: Impairment on divestiture of NYSE Governance Services||6||—||—||—|
|Less: Accruals relating to ongoing investigations and inquiries||14||—||—||—|
|Less: Employee severance costs related to Creditex U.K. brokerage operations||—||4||—||—|
|Less: Creditex customer relationship intangible asset impairment||—||33||—||—|
|Less: Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles||261||302||65||72|
|Adjusted operating expenses||$||1,938||$||1,947||$||479||$||493|
Three Months Ended
Three Months Ended
|Net income attributable to ICE||$||2,514||$||1,422||$||1,225||$||352|
|Add: Interactive Data and NYSE transaction and integration costs||31||46||8||15|
|Add: Impairment on divestiture of NYSE Governance Services||6||—||—||—|
|Add: Accruals relating to ongoing investigations and inquiries||14||—||—||—|
|Add: Employee severance costs related to Creditex U.K. brokerage operations||—||4||—||—|
|Add: Creditex customer relationship intangible asset impairment||—||33||—||—|
|Add: Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles||261||302||65||72|
|Less: Gain on divestiture of Trayport, net||(110||)||—||(110||)||—|
|Less: Cetip investment gain, net||(167||)||—||—||—|
|Less: Income tax effect for the items above||(43||)||(143||)||11||(32||)|
|Less: Tax adjustments on U.S. tax reform||(764||)||—||(764||)||—|
|Less: Deferred tax adjustments on acquisition-related intangibles||10||(22||)||(2||)||(2||)|
|Add: Other tax adjustments||—||23||—||23|
|Adjusted net income attributable to ICE||$||1,752||$||1,665||$||433||$||428|
|Diluted earnings per share attributable to ICE||$||4.23||$||2.37||$||2.08||$||0.59|
|Adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to ICE||$||2.95||$||2.78||$||0.73||$||0.71|
About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 and Fortune Future 50 company formed in the year 2000 to modernize markets. ICE serves customers by operating the exchanges, clearing houses and information services they rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global financial and commodity markets. A leader in market data, ICE Data Services serves the information and connectivity needs across virtually all asset classes. As the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, the company raises more capital than any other exchange in the world, driving economic growth and transforming markets.
Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and/or its affiliates is located at http://www.intercontinentalexchange.com/terms-of-use. Key Information Documents for certain products covered by the EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation can be accessed on the relevant exchange website under the heading “Key Information Documents (KIDS).”
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- Statements in this press release regarding ICE's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, as filed with the SEC on February 7, 2018. We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of an unanticipated event. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all factors that may affect our business and prospects. Further, management cannot assess the impact of each factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.
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