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NYSE Euronext Announces Trading Volumes for March 2013 and Other Metrics
European Derivatives ADV Up Nearly 9% versus Prior Year
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uropean, U.S. Cash Equities and U.S. Equity Options ADV Trail Prior Year

April 5, 2013 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced trading volumes for its global derivatives and cash equities exchanges for March 2013[1]  Global derivatives average daily volume (“ADV”) of 8.1 million contracts in March 2013 was in-line with March 2012, but decreased 7.8% from February 2013.   European derivatives products ADV in March 2013 of 4.3 million contracts increased 8.9% compared to March 2012, but decreased 2.8% from February 2013 levels. NYSE Liffe U.S. rebounded 62.7% versus the prior month.  Trading volumes in European and U.S. cash equities declined both year-over-year and month-over-month.

Highlights 

  • NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV in March 2013 of 8.1 million contracts was in line with March 2012, and decreased 7.8% from February 2013 levels. 
  • NYSE Euronext European derivatives products ADV in March 2013 of 4.3 million contracts increased 8.9% compared to March 2012, but decreased 2.8% from February 2013 levels.   Excluding Bclear, NYSE Liffe's trade administration and clearing service for OTC products, European derivatives products ADV increased 21.4% compared to March 2012, but decreased 6.7% from February 2013. 
  • NYSE Euronext U.S. equity options (NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex Options) ADV of 3.8 million contracts in March 2013 decreased 8.6% compared to March 2012 levels, and decreased by 13.7% from February 2013 levels. NYSE Euronext’s U.S. options exchanges accounted for 26.9% of total U.S. consolidated equity options trading in March 2013, up from 26.0% in March 2012, but down from 28.2% in February 2013.
  • NYSE Liffe U.S. ADV of approximately 78,100 contracts decreased from 104,900 contracts in March 2012, but increased from 48,000 contracts in February 2013.
  • NYSE Euronext European cash products ADV of 1.4 million transactions in March 2013 decreased 14.4% compared to March 2012 and decreased 4.6% compared to February 2013. 
  • NYSE Euronext U.S. cash products (NYSE, NYSE Arca and NYSE-MKT) handled ADV of 1.5 billion shares in March 2013 decreased 13.8% compared to March 2012 and decreased 2.7% compared to February 2013.   NYSE Euronext’s Tape A matched market share in March 2013 was 31.1%, down slightly from 31.3% in March 2012, but up from 29.4% in February 2013. 
  • The preliminary average net revenue per transaction type (as defined below) for each of the primary trading venues in the first quarter of 2013 is included below:

      Preliminary
Trading Venue 1Q12 4Q12 1Q13
European Derivatives (ex. Bclear)1 $0.659 $0.673 $0.62
U.S. Derivatives2 $0.148 $0.144 $0.15
European Cash3 $0.573 $0.583 $0.61
U.S. Cash4  $0.043 $0.040 $0.04

1 Average net revenue per contract, excluding Bclear.     
2 Average net revenue per contract. Excludes NYSE Liffe U.S. trading volume. 
3 Average net revenue per transaction.     
4 Average net revenue per 100 shares handled.   

Other Metrics

  • There were no large one-time managed services sales in the first quarter of 2013 for the Information Services and Technology Solutions segment, as were recorded in the fourth quarter with the ATG sale and in the first quarter of 2012 with the technology sale to the Warsaw Stock Exchange. However, our market data initiatives are on track to start building in April 2013.
  • In the first quarter, we incurred an incremental $3.5 million pre-tax charge related to cash-settled restricted stock unit awards, as a result of the increase in our stock price.
  • The average EUR/USD exchange rate for the first quarter of 2013 of $1.32 represented an increase of 1.7% from the fourth quarter of 2012 and an increase of 0.7% compared to the first quarter of 2012. The average GBP/USD exchange rate for the first quarter of 2013 of $1.55 represented a decrease of 3.4% from the fourth quarter of 2012 and a decrease of 1.2% compared to the first quarter of 2012. 

Please click here  for the Monthly Transaction Activity Data Table.

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit:http://www.nyx.com.

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[1]   All NYSE Euronext derivatives transactions count buy and sell orders together as a single transaction.  NYSE Euronext European equities transactions count each buy and sell order as separate transactions, NYSE Euronext U.S. equities transactions count buy and sell orders together as a single transaction. 



Contact: Katrina Clay
Phone: 212.656.2017
Email:  kclay@nyx.com