Nyse Euronext (NYX) today reported net income of $135 million, or $0.51 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to net income of $172 million, or $0.66 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2009.
Results for the fourth quarter of 2010 and fourth quarter of 2009 include $18 million and $43 million, respectively, of pre-tax merger expenses and exit costs as well as the impact of the requisite reversal of discrete tax reserves. Excluding the impact of these items, net income in the fourth quarter of 2010 was $120 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, compared to $151 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2009.
"2010 was a year of significant progress for NYSE Euronext in executing on our key strategic priorities and accelerating the transformation of our business," said Duncan L. Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext. "We made significant investments in key business areas such as our new data centers, New York Portfolio Clearing and our Universal Trading Platform, and in 2011 our focus will be on leveraging these investments to continue to drive success for our customers and shareholders."
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