27 November 2014

Nasdaq OMX reports Q2 revenue rise

24 July 2014  |  1511 views  |  0 Source: The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc.

The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today reported results for the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter net revenues were $523 million, up 16% from $451 million in the prior year period, driven by both acquisitions and organic growth.

On an organic basis, second quarter net revenues increased 4% year-over-year.

"Once again, our diverse businesses generated solid organic growth in revenues despite a continued low volatility trading environment," said Bob Greifeld, CEO, NASDAQ OMX. "NASDAQ OMX's strong and improving competitive position, as measured by the 59% win rate in U.S. IPO listings and increased market share in cash equity trading coupled with the continued client traction in our technology and information businesses, provides confidence in the balance and diversity of our model to succeed in all cycles."

Mr. Greifeld continued, "We've taken steps to enhance and strengthen the management team and structure, engage in regulatory discussions to constructively move our industry forward and create new opportunities for clients and our future. We introduced new Treasury bills functionality on eSpeed, completed our data center migration and have implemented new functionality into our Corporate Solutions products. We continue to believe NASDAQ Private Market and NLX represent attractive long-term opportunities and have seen constructive progress in each of these areas. More broadly, I'm extremely proud of the depth and development of our businesses, and believe that our management team and staff at NASDAQ OMX has never been stronger."

On a non-GAAP basis, second quarter 2014 operating expenses were $308 million, up 15% as compared to the prior year quarter, primarily due to the inclusion of expenses associated with the acquisitions of the Thomson Reuters IR, PR and Multimedia businesses and the eSpeed electronic fixed income trading platform. On an organic basis, second quarter non-GAAP operating expenses were down 2% compared to the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, operating expenses were $332 million in the second quarter of 2014, up 14% compared to $292 million in the prior year quarter.

Second quarter 2014 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share er of 2014, up 14% compared to $292 million in the prior year quarter.

Second quarter 2014 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share g expenses were $332 million in the second quarter of 2014, up 14% compared to $292 million in the prior year quarter.

Second quarter 2014 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.70, compared to $0.62 in the prior year quarter. Please refer to our reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net income, diluted earnings per share, operating income and operating expenses included in the attached schedules.

On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX for the second quarter of 2014 was $101 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared with $88 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter.

"We continue to work diligently to ensure our recent acquisitions deliver on their full potential, and are on pace to achieve $35 million in synergies across our Corporate Solutions business and our margin goals across the Technology Solutions segment," said Lee Shavel, EVP and CFO, NASDAQ OMX. "In consideration of the lower volume trading environment, we have taken steps to reduce expenses in the second half of the year. Consequently, we are lowering our expense guidance."

Mr. Shavel continued, "On the capital front, we completed deleveraging to our long-term target ahead of the mid-year objective set when we acquired eSpeed, allowing us to resume our buyback plan during the second quarter. In addition to paying down $100 million of debt during the quarter, we repurchased $93 million of NASDAQ OMX shares, demonstrating our strong capacity and commitment to direct cash flows to enhance returns for our shareholders."

At June 30, 2014, the company had cash and cash equivalents of $314 million and total debt of $2,408 million, resulting in net debt of $2,094 million. This compares to net debt of $2,406 million at June 30, 2013. The company repurchased 2.6 million shares, or $93 million of stock, in the second quarter of 2014 at an average price of $36.46.

1 Represents revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees.

2 Assumes constant currency and excludes acquisitions.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Market Services (39% of total net revenues) - Net revenues were $202 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $12 million when compared to $190 million in the second quarter of 2013.

Derivatives (13% of total net revenues) - Total net derivative trading and clearing revenues were $66 million in the second quarter of 2014, down $10 million compared to the second quarter of 2013. European derivative trading and clearing revenues were unchanged, while net U.S. derivative trading and clearing revenues were down $10 million, due to materially lower industry volumes, and moderate declines in average capture and market share.

 The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. 

 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income 

 (in millions, except per share amounts) 

 (unaudited) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Three Months Ended 

 

 June 30, 

 March 31, 

 June 30, 

 

 2014 

 2014 

 2013 

Revenues: 

 

 

 

Market Services 

 $ 544

 $ 582

 $ 553

Cost of revenues: 

 

 

 

Transaction rebates 

 (252)

 (285)

 (276)

Brokerage, clearance and exchange fees 

 (90)

 (84)

 (87)

Total cost of revenues 

 (342)

 (369)

 (363)

Total Market Services revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees 

 202

 213

 190

 

 

 

 

Listing Services 

 60

 58

 58

Information Services 

 123

 123

 107

Technology Solutions 

 138

 135

 96

Revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees 

 523

 529

 451

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses: 

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits 

 145

 158

 126

Marketing and advertising 

 9

 8

 8

Depreciation and amortization 

 35

 35

 28

Professional and contract services 

 42

 39

 35

Computer operations and data communications 

 23

 22

 20

Occupancy 

 24

 25

 23

Regulatory 

 7

 7

 8

Merger and strategic initiatives 

 14

 28

 25

General, administrative and other 

 33

 23

 19

Total operating expenses 

 332

 345

 292

 

 

 

 

Operating income 

 191

 184

 159

 

 

 

 

Interest income 

 1

 2

 2

Interest expense 

 (30)

 (30)

 (26)

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes 

 162

 156

 135

Income tax provision 

 61

 53

 47

 

 

 

 

Net income 

 101

 103

 88

 

 

 

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests 

 -- 

 -- 

 -- 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX 

 $ 101

 $ 103

 $ 88

 

 

 

 

Per share information: 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share 

 $ 0.60

 $ 0.61

 $ 0.53

Diluted earnings per share 

 $ 0.59

 $ 0.59

 $ 0.52

Cash dividends declared per common share 

 $ -- 

 $ 0.28

 $ 0.13

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding for earnings per share: 

 

 

 

Basic 

 169.3

 169.6

 166.4

Diluted 

 172.5

 173.7

 170.1

 

 

 

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Revenue Detail

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended 

 

June 30, 

March 31, 

June 30, 

 

 2014 

 2014 

 2013 

MARKET SERVICES 

 

 

 

Derivative Trading and Clearing Revenues: 

 

 

 

U.S. derivative trading and clearing 

$ 117

$ 126

$ 125

Cost of revenues: 

 

 

 

Transaction rebates 

 (71)

 (75)

(68)

Brokerage, clearance and exchange fees 

 (8)

 (7)

 (9)

Total U.S. derivative trading and clearing cost of revenues 

 (79)

 (82)

 (77)

Net U.S. derivative trading and clearing revenues

 38

 44

 48

European derivative trading and clearing 

 28

 32

 28

Total net derivative trading and clearing revenues

 66

 76

 76

 

 

 

 

Cash Equity Trading Revenues: 

 

 

 

U.S. cash equity trading 

 295

 318

 315

Cost of revenues: 

 

 

 

Transaction rebates 

 (181)

 (210)

 (208)

Brokerage, clearance and exchange fees 

 (81)

 (76)

 (78)

Total U.S. cash equity cost of revenues 

 (262)

 (286)

 (286)

Net U.S. cash equity trading revenues

 33

 32

 29

European cash equity trading 

 24

 26

 22

Total net cash equity trading revenues

 57

 58

 51

 

 

 

 

Fixed Income Trading Revenues: 

 

 

 

Fixed income trading 

 15

 15

 -- 

Cost of revenues: 

 

 

 

Brokerage, clearance and exchange fees 

 (1)

 (1)

 -- 

Total net fixed income trading revenues

 14

 14

 -- 

 

 

 

 

Access and Broker Services Revenues 

 65

 65

 63

 

 

 

 

Total Market Services revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees 

 202

 213

 190

 

 

 

 

LISTING SERVICES 

 

 

 

U.S. listing services 

 45

 43

 44

European listing services 

 15

 15

 14

 

 

 

 

Total Listing Services revenues

 60

 58

 58

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION SERVICES 

 

 

 

Market Data Products Revenues: 

 

 

 

U.S. market data products 

 72

 71

 63

European market data products 

 21

 22

 20

Index data products 

 8

 7

 6

Total Market Data Products revenues

 101

 100

 89

 

 

 

 

Index Licensing and Services revenues 

 22

 23

 18

 

 

 

 

Total Information Services revenues 

 123

 123

 107

 

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS 

 

 

 

Corporate Solutions Revenues: 

 

 

 

Investor relations 

 42

 45

 24

Multimedia solutions 

 18

 17

 7

Public relations 

 15

 15

 9

Governance 

 5

 5

 4

Total Corporate Solutions revenues 

 80

 82

 44

 

 

 

 

Market Technology Revenues: 

 

 

 

Software, license and support 

 41

 40

 36

Change request and advisory 

 8

 5

 9

Software as a service 

 9

 8

 7

Total Market Technology revenues 

 58

 53

 52

 

 

 

 

Total Technology Solutions revenues 

 138

 135

 96

 

 

 

 

Total revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees 

  $ 523

 $ 529

 $ 451

 

 

 

 

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 

(in millions)

 

 

 

 

June 30,

December 31,

 

2014

2013

Assets

(unaudited)

 

Current assets:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 $ 314

 $ 398

Restricted cash

 39

 84

Financial investments, at fair value

 203

 189

Receivables, net

 395

 393

Deferred tax assets

 22

 12

Default funds and margin deposits

 2,579

 1,961

Other current assets

 166

 126

Total current assets

 3,718

 3,163

Property and equipment, net

 280

 268

Non-current deferred tax assets

 482

 404

Goodwill

6,068

6,186

Intangible assets, net

 2,313

 2,386

Other non-current assets

 255

 170

Total assets

 $ 13,116

 $ 12,577

 

 

 

Liabilities 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 $ 188

 $ 228

Section 31 fees payable to SEC

 154

 82

Accrued personnel costs

 100

 154

Deferred revenue

 230

 151

Other current liabilities

 135

 141

Deferred tax liabilities

 38

 38

Default funds and margin deposits

 2,579

 1,961

Current portion of debt obligations

 -- 

 45

Total current liabilities

 3,424

 2,800

Debt obligations

 2,408

 2,589

Non-current deferred tax liabilities

 697

 708

Non-current deferred revenue

 232

 143

Other non-current liabilities

 148

 153

Total liabilities

 6,909

 6,393

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies 

 

 

Equity

 

 

NASDAQ OMX stockholders' equity:

 

 

Common stock

 2

 2

Additional paid-in capital

 4,328

 4,278

Common stock in treasury, at cost

 (1,117)

 (1,005)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 (142)

 (67)

Retained earnings

 3,134

 2,976

Total NASDAQ OMX stockholders' equity

 6,205

 6,184

Noncontrolling interests

 2

 -- 

Total equity

 6,207

 6,184

Total liabilities and equity

 $ 13,116

 $ 12,577

 

 

 

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income, Diluted Earnings Per Share, Operating Income and 

Operating Expenses to Non-GAAP Net Income, Diluted Earnings Per Share, Operating Income, and Operating Expenses

(in millions, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Three Months Ended 

 

 June 30, 

 March 31, 

 June 30, 

 

 2014 

 2014 

 2013 

GAAP net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX

 $ 101

 $ 103

 $ 88

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merger and strategic initiatives

 14

 28

 25

Extinguishment of debt

 9

 -- 

 -- 

Special legal expenses

 1

 1

 -- 

Other

 -- 

 1

 -- 

Total non-GAAP adjustments

 24

 30

 25

 

 

 

 

Adjustment to the income tax provision to reflect non-GAAP adjustments (1)

 (7)

 (8)

 (8)

Significant tax adjustments, net

 2

 -- 

 -- 

Total non-GAAP adjustments, net of tax

 19

 22

 17

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX

 $ 120

 $ 125

 $ 105

 

 

 

 

GAAP diluted earnings per share

 $ 0.59

 $ 0.59

 $ 0.52

Total adjustments from non-GAAP net income above

 0.11

 0.13

 0.10

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

 $ 0.70

 $ 0.72

 $ 0.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Three Months Ended 

 

 June 30, 

 March 31, 

 June 30, 

 

 2014 

 2014 

 2013 

 

 

 

 

GAAP operating income

 $ 191

 $ 184

 $ 159

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merger and strategic initiatives

 14

 28

 25

Extinguishment of debt

 9

 -- 

 -- 

Special legal expenses

 1

 1

 -- 

Other

 -- 

 1

 -- 

 Total non-GAAP adjustments 

 24

 30

 25

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP operating income

 $ 215

 $ 214

 $ 184

 

 

 

 

Total revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage,  clearance and exchange fees 

 $ 523

 $ 529

 $ 451

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP operating margin (2)

41%

40%

41%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) We determine the tax effect of each item based on the tax rules in the respective jurisdiction where the transaction occurred. 

(2) Non-GAAP operating margin equals non-GAAP operating income divided by total revenues less transaction rebates, brokerage, clearance and exchange fees. 

 

 

 

 

 

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income, Diluted Earnings Per Share, Operating Income and 

Operating Expenses to Non-GAAP Net Income, Diluted Earnings Per Share, Operating Income, and Operating Expenses

(in millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Three Months Ended 

 

 June 30, 

 March 31, 

 June 30, 

 

 2014 

 2014 

 2013 

 

 

 

 

GAAP operating expenses

 $ 332

 $ 345

 $ 292

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merger and strategic initiatives

 (14)

 (28)

 (25)

Extinguishment of debt

 (9)

 -- 

 -- 

Special legal expenses

 (1)

 (1)

 -- 

Other

 -- 

 (1)

 -- 

Total non-GAAP adjustments

 (24)

 (30)

 (25)

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP operating expenses

 $ 308

 $ 315

 $ 267

 

 

 

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Quarterly Key Drivers Detail

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 June 30, 

 March 31, 

 June 30, 

 

 2014 

 2014 

 2013 

Market Services

 

 

 

Derivative Trading and Clearing

 

 

 

U.S. Equity Options

 

 

 

Total industry average daily volume (in millions)

14.2

16.1

15.9

NASDAQ OMX PHLX matched market share

15.6%

16.0%

18.0%

The NASDAQ Options Market matched market share

10.6%

10.3%

8.9%

NASDAQ OMX BX Options matched market share

0.8%

1.0%

1.0%

Total market share

27.0%

27.3%

27.9%

 

 

 

 

NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic

 

 

 

Average daily volume:

 

 

 

Options, futures and fixed-income contracts

393,115

420,941

438,418

Finnish option contracts traded on Eurex

55,599

82,134

101,255

 

 

 

 

NASDAQ OMX Commodities

 

 

 

Power contracts cleared (TWh)(1)

 345

 429

 424

 

 

 

 

Cash Equity Trading

 

 

 

NASDAQ securities

 

 

 

Total average daily share volume (in billions)

1.97

2.17

1.78

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ

26.6%

25.8%

25.5%

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX BX

2.4%

2.7%

2.4%

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX PSX

0.5%

0.5%

0.8%

Market share reported to the FINRA/NASDAQ 

 

 

 

 Trade Reporting Facility

34.6%

35.2%

35.8%

Total market share (2)

64.1%

64.2%

64.5%

 

 

 

 

New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, securities

 

 

 

Total average daily share volume (in billions)

3.16

3.57

3.58

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ

12.6%

13.6%

11.7%

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX BX

2.6%

2.9%

2.2%

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX PSX

0.4%

0.4%

0.5%

Market share reported to the FINRA/NASDAQ 

 

 

 

 Trade Reporting Facility

31.2%

31.1%

32.0%

Total market share (2)

46.8%

48.0%

46.4%

 

 

 

 

NYSE MKT and regional securities

 

 

 

Total average daily share volume (in billions)

0.92

1.20

1.24

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ

12.0%

12.2%

14.6%

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX BX

2.9%

3.4%

2.7%

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX PSX

0.8%

0.9%

1.4%

Market share reported to the FINRA/NASDAQ 

 

 

 

 Trade Reporting Facility

32.2%

30.7%

31.2%

Total market share (2)

47.9%

47.2%

49.9%

 

 

 

 

Total U.S.-listed securities

 

 

 

Total average daily share volume (in billions)

 6.05

 6.94

 6.60

Matched share volume (in billions)

 77.0

 87.2

 80.7

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ

17.1%

17.2%

15.9%

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX BX

2.6%

2.9%

2.4%

Matched market share executed on NASDAQ OMX PSX

0.5%

0.5%

0.8%

Total market share 

20.2%

20.6%

19.1%

 

 

 

 

NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic Securities

 

 

 

Average daily number of equity trades

331,546

383,448

329,030

Total average daily value of shares traded (in billions)

 $ 4.9

 $ 5.7

 $ 4.4

Total market share

72.4%

71.9%

69.7%

 

 

 

 

Listing Services

 

 

 

Initial public offerings

 

 

 

NASDAQ

52

47

35

Exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic

 17

 5

 6

 

 

 

 

New listings

 

 

 

NASDAQ (3)

79

77

67

Exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic (4)

32

9

12

 

 

 

 

Number of listed companies

 

 

 

NASDAQ (5)

 2,709

 2,667

 2,581

Exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic (6)

 782

 755

 758

 

 

 

 

Technology Solutions

 

 

 

Market Technology

 

 

 

Order intake (in millions)(7)

 $ 32

 $ 57

 $ 45

Total order value (in millions)(8)

 $ 638

 $ 652

 $ 512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Primarily transactions executed on Nord Pool ASA and reported for clearing to NASDAQ OMX Commodities measured by Terawatt hours (TWh) .

(2) Includes transactions executed on NASDAQ's, NASDAQ OMX BX's and NASDAQ OMX PSX's systems plus trades reported through the FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility.

(3) New listings include IPOs, including those completed on a best efforts basis, issuers that switched from other listing venues, closed-end funds and separately listed exchange traded funds (ETFs).

(4) New listings include IPOs and represent companies listed on the exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic and companies on the alternative markets of NASDAQ OMX First North.

(5) Number of listed companies for NASDAQ at period end, including separately listed ETFs.

(6) Represents companies listed on the exchanges that comprise NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic and companies on the alternative markets of NASDAQ OMX First North at period end.

(7) Total contract value of orders signed during the period. 

(8) Represents total contract value of orders signed that are yet to be recognized as revenue. 

Cash Equities (11% of total net revenues) - Total net cash equity trading revenues were $57 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $6 million compared to the second quarter of 2013. Net U.S. cash equity trading revenues were $4 million higher than the prior year quarter, on higher market share and average capture, partially offset by lower industry volumes, while European cash equity trading revenues rose $2 million year-over-year, on higher market share and market volumes, partially offset by lower average capture.

Fixed Income (3% of total net revenues) - Total net fixed income trading revenues were $14 million in the second quarter of 2014, unchanged from the first quarter of 2014.

Access and Broker Services (12% of total net revenues) - Access and broker services revenues totaled $65 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $2 million compared to the second quarter of 2013, due primarily to the inclusion of eSpeed hosting revenues.

Information Services (23% of total net revenues) - Revenues were $123 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $16 million from the second quarter of 2013.

Market Data (19% of total net revenues) - Total market data revenues were $101 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $12 million compared to the second quarter of 2013, due to growth in NASDAQ Basic, the inclusion of market data revenues associated with eSpeed, and a $3 million increase in audit collections.

Index Licensing and Services (4% of total net revenues) - Index licensing and services revenues were $22 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $4 million from the second quarter of 2013. The revenue growth was a function of materially higher assets under management and number of licensed exchange traded products.

Technology Solutions (26% of total net revenues) - Revenues were $138 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $42 million from the second quarter of 2013.

Corporate Solutions (15% of total net revenues) - Corporate solutions revenues were $80 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $36 million from the second quarter of 2013. Corporate solutions revenue growth was primarily due to the acquisition of the Thomson Reuters IR, PR, and Multimedia businesses completed on May 31, 2013. Also contributing to the increase in revenues was organic growth, in particular growth in the Director's Desk governance solution and press release distribution.

Market Technology (11% of total net revenues) - Market technology revenues were $58 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $6 million from the second quarter of 2013. The increase is primarily due to organic growth in software, license and support revenues, in particular at BWise, as well as organic growth in software-as-a-service revenues, in particular at SMARTS Broker, partially offset by slightly lower change request and advisory revenues.

Listing Services (12% of total net revenues) - Revenues were $60 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $2 million compared to the second quarter of 2013. U.S. listing revenues increased $1 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the second quarter of 2013, due to growth in the issuer base and higher new issue activity, including 52 second quarter U.S. IPO wins, 59% of the industry total. European listing revenues rose by $1 million, due primarily to higher market capitalization of listed companies and higher new issue activity.

UPDATED COST GUIDANCE - The company has lowered non-GAAP operating expense guidance to $1,220-$1,250 million, down from the prior $1,250-$1,285 million. Included in this non-GAAP operating expense guidance is an expected $30-$40 million in GIFT new initiative spending, down from a prior $35-$50 million estimate, and $1,190-$1,210 million in core non-GAAP operating expense, down from $1,215-$1,235 million.

CORPORATE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Management structure enhanced with creation of two co-President positions. These co-President roles were filled by the return of Adena Friedman, with 17 years of experience at the company, to lead the non-transactional Information Services, Technology Solutions and Listing Services segments, and by the promotion of Hans-Ole Jochumsen, with 16 years at the company, to lead Market Services. 
  • NASDAQ Stock Market leads U.S. exchanges for IPOs in the second quarter of 2014, while seeing strong Nordic listings growth. In the second quarter of 2014, NASDAQ OMX welcomed 79 new U.S. listings, including 52 IPOs on The NASDAQ Stock Market, an almost 50% increase in IPO wins from the second quarter of 2013. In the second quarter of 2014, 59% of U.S. IPOs listed on NASDAQ, up from 53% in the second quarter of 2013. In the Nordics, the number of listed companies rose 3% compared to the second quarter of 2013, with 41 new listings in the first half of 2014.
  • eSpeed completes data center migration and performance engineering enhancements. In May 2014, eSpeed successfully completed performance engineering enhancements and the migration to the NASDAQ OMX Data Center. The updated platform and data center environment is intended to provide customers with improved cost efficiencies, trading opportunities across multiple asset classes, and access to leading-edge services.
  • Completed the integration of NOS Clearing ASA into NASDAQ OMX Clearing. The integration of NOS Clearing products and staff provides NASDAQ OMX Clearing with additional capabilities in the global commodities markets. Clients across the globe gain access to a wide variety of new products including tanker and dry cargo freight, fuel oil, seafood derivatives, iron ore and electricity certificates.

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