CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018. Consolidated results include NEX Group plc (NEX) activity for November and December 2018.
B3 Announces Results For The Fourth Quarter of 2018
February 14, 2019
CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018. Consolidated results include NEX Group plc (NEX) activity for November and December 2018.
Total revenue for full-year 2018 was $4.3 billion and operating income was $2.6 billion. Net Income was $2.0 billionand diluted earnings per share were $5.71. On an adjusted basis, net income was $2.3 billion, and diluted earnings per share were $6.82.
"During the fourth quarter, elevated volatility and increased customer demand for our diverse risk management products resulted in strong trading volumes, exceeding 20 million contracts per day," said CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy. "We set annual average daily volume records in four of our six asset classes as well as in total options and demonstrated solid expense control during 2018. In November, we completed the NEX acquisition, which positions us to launch innovative new products to an expanding global customer base across futures, options, cash and OTC markets. Looking ahead to 2019, we're extremely focused on the continued integration of these two great companies, and expect to unlock additional value for our customers and shareholders."
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