Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.
) Electronic Brokerage segment recorded a year-over-year increase
in brokerage metrics for Aug 2014. The segment deals with clearing
and settling of trades for both individual and institutional
clients on a global basis.
Total customer Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) were 495,000,
up 5% from Aug 2013 but down 6% from Jul 2014. Moreover, total
customer accounts grew 17% from the prior-year month and 1% from
the preceding month to 268,800.
Interactive Brokers recorded Cleared Customer DARTs of 449,000,
increasing 6% from Aug 2013 but declining 7% from Jul 2014.
However, on an annualized basis, Cleared Average DARTs per customer
account of 421,000 decreased 10% from the comparable prior-year
period and 8% from the prior-month level.
Interactive Brokers' total option contracts came in at 21.5
million, up 4% from the year-ago month but down 13% from the
prior-month level. Nevertheless, future contracts fell 6% from Aug
2013 and 1% from Jul 2014 to 8.2 million.
Interactive Brokers also provides data related to period-end
statistics for customer equity, credit balances and margin loan
balances. For the period ended Aug 2014, customer equity was $55.7
billion, rising 40% year over year and 4% sequentially.
Further, Interactive Brokers recorded customer credit balances of
$29.5 billion in the reported month, up 24% from Aug 2013 and 4%
from Jul 2014. Moreover, the company's customer margin loan balance
of $16.6 billion rose 39% from the prior-year month and 4% from the
We believe that Interactive Brokers is well positioned to gain from
the innate volatility of the equity market. Therefore, expecting
such a market scenario to prevail, trading activities of
Interactive Brokers will continue to support its top-line growth.
Currently, Interactive Brokers carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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