Euronext publishes Q3 2021 results

Strong revenue growth, driven by double digit organic growth in listing, trading and clearing activities, and significant contribution of the Borsa Italiana Group.

Euronext, the leading pan-European market infrastructure, today publishes its results for the third quarter of 2021.

Revenue and income at €350.6 million (+€145.8 million, +71.2%, +10.2% like-for-like1):

  • Borsa Italiana Group contributed €121.1 million to revenue for full quarter of consolidation.
  • Trading revenue grew to €124.2 million (+63.6%), primarily driven by the consolidation of Borsa Italiana capital markets, as well as increased cash equity volumes combined with strong yield. Fixed income trading revenue increased to €23.8 million, driven by double-digit growth in MTS cash trading activities.
  • Post-trade revenue grew to €83.1 million (+86.2%), mainly due to the consolidation of the Italian CSD, Monte Titoli, and of the clearing activities of the Italian CCP, CC&G. Custody and settlement revenue growth in the Nordic CSDs was less dynamic than previous quarters reflecting notably normalised levels of retail activity. Clearing revenue increased to €27.5 million. Net treasury income generated by CC&G was €12.9 million.
  • Advanced Data Services revenue grew to €49.8 million (+44.3%) due to robust index and core data businesses and the consolidation of the Borsa Italiana Group data activities.
  • Listing revenue grew to €50.8 million (+42.1%), resulting from strengthened leading position for the listing of equities, with 51 listings, and of ETFs, together with the continued growth of Euronext Corporate Services, and the consolidation of the Borsa Italiana Group.
  • Non-volume related revenue accounted for 55% of Q3 2021 total revenue (vs 54% in Q3 2020) and covered 131% of operating expenses, excluding D&A (vs. 128% in Q3 2020).

EBITDA at €203.0 million (+€85.3 million, +72.4%, +13.7% like-for-like), EBITDA margin at 57.9% (+0.4pts); EBITDA margin like-for-like at 60.4% (+1.8pts):

  • Operating expenses, excluding D&A, grew to €147.6 million (+69.5%) as a result of the consolidation of costs from acquired businesses, for €54.8 million, and costs related to the integration of the Borsa Italiana Group, as previously announced.

Reported net income, share of the parent company shareholders, at €115.8 million (+€45.6 million, +64.9%):

  • Exceptional items were €2.0 million and net financing expenses were €7.3 million.
  • Results from equity investments amounted to €11.8 million mainly resulting from a received dividend of €9.2 million.
  • Income tax rate was 29.0%.

• Adjusted EPS2 at €1.21 (+18.1%)3.

Revenue
In the third quarter of 2021, Euronext consolidated revenue and income increased to €350.6 million, up +71.2%, primarily resulting from (i) the first full quarter of consolidation of the Borsa Italiana Group and from (ii) double digit organic growth especially in listing, trading and clearing activities, partially offsetting lower custody and settlement activity. As a reminder, VP Securities was consolidated from 4 August 2020. On a like-for-like basis and at constant currencies, Euronext consolidated revenue and income grew double-digit (+10.2%) in Q3 2021, at €213.4 million, compared to Q3 2020.

Non-volume related revenue accounted for 55% of total Group revenue in Q3 2021, compared to 54% in Q3 2020, reflecting the expanded post-trade business. The operating cost coverage ratio was at 131% in Q3 2021, compared to 128% in Q3 2020.

Article Published: 17/11/2021