Interactive Brokers Daily Average Revenue Trades Up 8% MoM, Down 9% YoY

Online trading brokerage Interactive Brokers reported its operating metrics for August on Thursday.

The major broker reported Daily Average Revenue Trades came in at 1.968 million during the month, up 8% month-over-month but down 9% compared to the same period last year.

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Ending client equity came in at $310.1 billion, 15% below the prior year and 1% softer than the prior month. In addition, ending client margin loan balances were $43.1 billion, a 13% decrease compared to the previous year and 2% above the preceding month.

Furthermore, Interactive Brokers had 1.99 million client accounts, representing a 33% increase from last year and a 2% rise from last month, while the average commission per cleared commissionable order was $2.87, including exchange, regulatory, and clearing fees.

The average commission per cleared commissionable order for stocks was $1.98, equity options were $4.23, and futures was $3.81. Meanwhile, the average order size for stocks was 1,161 shares, equity options were 6.8 contracts, and futures were 3 contracts.

Interactive Brokers reported earnings for the second quarter on July 19, reporting adjusted earnings per share of $0.84 on revenue of $717 million. The company missed earnings estimates of $0.91 per share and revenue expectations of $737.18 million.

During the quarter, commission revenue rose 5% to $322 million due to higher customer options and futures trading volume. In addition, net interest income grew 27% to $348 million due to higher benchmark interest rates and customer balances. However, this was “partially offset by a decline in securities lending activity.”

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