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Interactive Brokers Group Reports Brokerage Metrics for September 2014, includes Reg.-NMS Execution Statistics

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Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) an automated global electronic broker and market maker, today reported its Electronic Brokerage monthly performance metrics for September.

Highlights for the month included:

  • 577 thousand Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs), 21% higher than prior year and 17% higher than prior month.
  • Ending customer equity of $54.9 billion, 33% higher than prior year and 1% lower than prior month.
  • Ending customer margin loan balances of $17.3 billion, 36% higher than prior year and 4% higher than prior month.
  • Ending customer credit balances of $29.7 billion, 21% higher than prior year and 1% higher than prior month.
  • 272 thousand customer accounts, 18% higher than prior year and 1% higher than prior month.
  • 484 annualized average cleared DARTs per customer account.
  • Average commission per cleared customer order of $4.22 including exchange, clearing and regulatory fees. Key products:
September 2014 Average Commission per Average
Cleared Customer Order Order Size
Stocks $2.27 1,981 shares
Equity Options $6.54 10.4 contracts
Futures $7.10 3.9 contracts

Futures include options on futures. We estimate exchange, clearing and regulatory fees to be 57% of the futures commissions.

In the interest of transparency, we quantify our clients’ all-in cost of trade execution below.

For the full multimedia release with graph see link:

https://www.interactivebrokers.com/MonthlyMetrics

  • In September, customers’ total cost of executing and clearing U.S. Reg.-NMS stocks through IB was 0.9 basis points of trade money1, as measured against a daily VWAP2 benchmark (1.0 basis point YTD).

Interactive Brokers Customers’ Reg.-NMS Stock Trading Expense Detail

All amounts are in millions, except %

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep 2014 YTD
#1a – Number of orders
Buys 1.89 1.68 1.88 1.83 1.62 1.61 1.76 1.57 1.88 15.72
Sells 1.73 1.59 1.75 1.73 1.55 1.49 1.62 1.47 1.71 14.64
Total 3.62 3.27 3.63 3.56 3.17 3.10 3.38 3.04 3.59 30.36
#1b – Number of shares purchased or sold
Shares bought 1,225 968 1,103 1,034 970 958 1,038 924 1,119 9,339
Shares sold 1,209 942 1,081 1,006 956 928 1,031 904 1,080 9,137
Total 2,434 1,910 2,184 2,040 1,926 1,886 2,069 1,828 2,199 18,476
#2 – Trade money including price, commissions and fees
2a Buy money $ 51,371 $ 40,136 $ 39,492 $ 44,679 $ 36,818 $ 36,765 $ 40,794 $ 35,478 $ 42,991 $ 368,524
2b Sell money $ 50,735 $ 39,450 $ 39,105 $ 44,684 $ 36,537 $ 35,054 $ 39,940 $ 35,437 $ 41,693 $ 362,635
2c Total $ 102,106 $ 79,586 $ 78,597 $ 89,363 $ 73,355 $ 71,819 $ 80,734 $ 70,915 $ 84,684 $ 731,159
#3 – Trade value at Daily VWAP
3a Buy value $ 51,371 $ 40,127 $ 39,490 $ 44,669 $ 36,815 $ 36,766 $ 40,778 $ 35,472 $ 42,984 $ 368,472
3b Sell value $ 50,742 $ 39,451 $ 39,106 $ 44,673 $ 36,543 $ 35,064 $ 39,937 $ 35,443 $ 41,694 $ 362,653
3c Total $ 102,113 $ 79,578 $ 78,596 $ 89,342 $ 73,358 $ 71,830 $ 80,715 $ 70,915 $ 84,678 $ 731,125
#4 – Total trade expense, including commissions and fees, relative to Daily VWAP
4a Buys (2a-3a) $ 0.6 $ 9.1 $ 2.2 $ 10.1 $ 3.4 ($0.9 ) $ 16.0 $ 5.9 $ 6.4 $ 52.8
4b Sells (3b-2b) $ 7.7 $ 1.6 $ 0.9 ($11.2 ) $ 5.3 $ 9.7 ($3.7 ) $ 6.6 $ 1.0 $ 17.9
4c Total trade expense $ 8.3 $ 10.7 $ 3.1 ($1.1 ) $ 8.7 $ 8.8 $ 12.3 $ 12.5 $ 7.4 $ 70.7
Trade expense as percentage of trade money
4c/2c 0.008 % 0.013 % 0.004 % -0.001 % 0.012 % 0.012 % 0.015 % 0.018 % 0.009 % 0.010 %
#5 – Trade expense categories
5a Total commissions & fees $ 10.0 $ 8.6 $ 9.9 $ 9.3 $ 8.0 $ 8.1 $ 9.0 $ 8.2 $ 9.6 $ 80.7
5b Execution cost (4c-5a) ($1.7 ) $ 2.1 ($6.8 ) ($10.4 ) $ 0.6 $ 0.7 $ 3.4 $ 4.3 ($2.2 ) ($10.0 )
#6 – Trade expense categories as percentage of trade money
Total commissions & fees (5a/2c) 0.010 % 0.010 % 0.013 % 0.010 % 0.011 % 0.011 % 0.011 % 0.012 % 0.012 % 0.011 %
Execution cost (5b/2c) -0.002 % 0.003 % -0.009 % -0.011 % 0.001 % 0.001 % 0.004 % 0.006 % -0.003 % -0.001 %
Net Expense to IB Customers 0.008 % 0.013 % 0.004 % -0.001 % 0.012 % 0.012 % 0.015 % 0.018 % 0.009 % 0.010 %

The above illustrates that the YTD average all-in cost of a customer U.S. Reg.-NMS stock trade was 1.0 basis point.

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Note 1: Trade money is the total amount of money customers spent or received, including all commissions and fees.

Note 2: Consistent with the customers’ trading activity, the computed VWAP benchmark includes extended trading hours.

More information, including historical results for each of the above metrics, can be found on the investor relations page of the Company’s corporate web site, www.interactivebrokers.com/ir.

About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.:

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools at exceptionally low costs. The brokerage trading platform utilizes the same innovative technology as the Company’s market making business, which executes and processes trades in securities, futures and foreign exchange instruments on more than 100 electronic exchanges and trading venues around the world. As a market maker, we provide liquidity at these marketplaces and, as a broker, we provide professional traders and investors with electronic access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and mutual funds from a single IB Universal AccountSM. Employing proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive Brokers Group continuously integrates its software with a growing number of exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning, computerized platform that requires minimal human intervention.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The foregoing information contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the company’s current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the company’s operations and business environment which may cause the company’s actual results to be materially different from any future results, expressed or implied, in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to the company on the date of this release. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any statements expressed or implied therein will not be realized. Additional information on risk factors that could potentially affect the company’s financial results may be found in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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