ICE Reports May 2015 Volumes, FX Contracts Undergo Staunch Rise

ICE has released its May 2015 volumes, characterized by uneven growth across a number of its asset classes.

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), a comprehensive network of exchanges and clearing houses, has released volumes for the month ending May 2015, according to an ICE statement.

Last month, ICE reported its financial metrics ending March 31, 2015 – ICE yielded a consolidated net income of $315 million on $850 million consolidated revenues. In addition, diluted earnings per share (EPS) in Q1 2015 were $2.80.

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Overall, ICE’s May 2015 futures and options average daily volume (ADV) witnessed a decline of -8.0% YoY compared against May 2014. Alternatively, commodities ADV was reported at 2,547,000 in May 2015, climbing 16% YoY from 2,203,000 contracts in May 2014 as well.

Equity derivatives on ICE came in at 1,009,000 contracts in May 2015, falling -22.0% YoY from 1,297,000 contracts in May 2014. This corresponded with a respective decrease of -11.0% and -26.0% YoY for equity indices and single stock equities volumes in May 2015.

One area of staunch growth during May 2015 was total foreign exchange (FX) and credit at ICE – May 2015 saw an ADV of 56,000 contracts for FX and credit, good for a 181% YoY growth against May 2014.

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