OMX posts interim half year results

Source: OMX

OMX - Interim Report January-June 2007 - OMX To Combine With NASDAQ

  • Revenues during January-June increased by 24 percent to SEK 2,190 m (1,768)
  • Operating income rose by 19 percent to SEK 733 m (618)
  • Income after financial items rose by 20 percent to SEK 700 m (585)
  • Income after tax rose by 27 percent to SEK 564 m (444)
  • Earnings per share rose by 24 percent to SEK 4.64 (3.73)
  • Return on shareholders' equity rose to 22 percent (17)
  • High exchange activity
  • Continued sales growth for information services
  • Order intake in technology operations was SEK 559 m (553) during the quarter

"The primary event during the quarter was, of course, the proposed combination of OMX and NASDAQ - the leading innovators in the exchange industry. The new company, which is to be named "The NASDAQ OMX Group," will create the world's foremost exchange and trading technology company. The combination will generate significant advantages for customers, shareholders and other stakeholders. Issuers, members, information clients, investors and customers in our technology operations will all benefit from the formation of The NASDAQ OMX Group. I am also convinced that the combination will help solidify and strengthen the position of the financial markets in the Nordic countries. We are delighted to report operating income of SEK 384 m (284) for the quarter," says Magnus Böcker, President and CEO of OMX.

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