Investment Technology Group (NYSE: ITG), a leading provider of technology-based trading services and transaction research, today announced that for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2007, net income was $30.0 million, up 36 percent from net income of $22.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2006, which included an after-tax restructuring charge of $0.6 million.
Earnings were $0.68 per diluted share, an increase of 39 percent versus earnings of $0.49 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of last year. ITG's total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $196.6 million, 28 percent greater than total revenue of $153.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Pre-tax operating margins in the fourth quarter were 25.7 percent in 2007 and 23.4 percent in 2006. For the full year 2007, pre-tax operating margins were 25.8 percent, compared to 25.6 percent in 2006.
"In 2007, ITG executed aggressively on its strategies for product globalization, asset class diversification and technology innovation, providing clients with solutions for a complex and interconnected global marketplace," said Bob Gasser, ITG's Chief Executive Officer and President. "In the US, ITG focused on integrating derivatives capabilities and leveraging its strong product distribution chain to increase client penetration."
ITG's non-US revenues were a record $57.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2007, a 72 percent increase over revenues of $33.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. Non-US pre-tax operating income more than doubled to $7.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2007 from $3.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2006, and the contribution to pro forma diluted operating earnings per share more than doubled to $0.11 from $0.05 in 2006.
For the year ended December 31, 2007, revenues were $731.0 million, net income was $111.1 million, and diluted earnings per share were $2.48. In 2007, pro forma operating revenues increased 25 percent, pro forma operating net income increased 22 percent and pro forma diluted operating earnings per share increased 21 percent. For the full year, pro forma non-US operating revenues were $185.0 million, representing 57 percent growth over pro forma operating revenues of $118.1 million in 2006. ITG's pro forma non-US operating net income was $13.6 million versus $4.8 million in 2006, while its contribution to pro forma diluted operating earnings per share increased to $0.30 in 2007 from $0.11 in 2006.
"ITG's Canadian operating revenues showed continued strength in 2007, increasing 50 percent over 2006," said Mr. Gasser. "In addition, ITG's European revenues grew 67 percent over 2006 as we continued to expand our product line in the region."
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