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CME Group
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:00:00 AM
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CME Group (CME) reported 2nd Quarter June 2021 earnings of $1.64 per share on revenue of $1.2 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.59 per share on revenue of $1.2 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.65 per share. Revenue fell 0.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

CME Group Inc, through its futures exchanges & clearing houses, serves the risk management & investment needs of customers. It offers products like futures & options, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, weather derivatives & real estate.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.64
Earnings Whisper
$1.65
Consensus Estimate
$1.59
Reported Revenue
$1.18 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.18 Bil
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Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Grade
Earnings Release

CME Group Inc. Reports Second-Quarter 2021 Financial Results

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2021.

The company reported revenue of $1.2 billion and operating income of $675 million for the second quarter of 2021.  Net income was $510 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.42.  On an adjusted basis, net income was $589 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.64.  Financial results presented on an adjusted basis for the second quarter of 2021 and 2020 exclude certain items, which are detailed in the reconciliation of non-GAAP results.1

"As economies continued to recover during the first half of the year, trading increased across a majority of our asset classes," said CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy. "Average daily volume grew by 5% during Q2, led by double-digit, year-over-year increases in our Interest Rates, Agricultural and Options markets. We also introduced several innovative new products, including a new suite of micro-sized contracts that allow market users to customize their trading and hedging, as well as new ESG-focused futures contracts that help manage climate-related risk. Looking ahead, we will continue to support our clients' evolving trading needs through additional product innovation and the upcoming launch of our joint venture company to provide post-trade services for OTC markets."

Second-quarter 2021 ADV was 18.4 million contracts, including non-U.S. ADV of 5.2 million contracts.  

1. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial results mentioned to the respective GAAP figures can be found within the Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Measures chart at the end of the financial statements and earnings presentation materials.

Clearing and transaction fees revenue for second-quarter 2021 totaled $930 million. The total average rate per contract was $0.695.  Market data revenue totaled $145 million for second-quarter 2021.

As of June 30, 2021, the company had approximately $1.2 billion in cash (including $100 million deposited with Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) and included in other current assets) and $3.4 billion of debt.  The company paid dividends during the second quarter of $322 million.  The company has returned over $15.9 billion to shareholders in the form of dividends since the implementation of the variable dividend policy in early 2012.

CME Group will hold a Q&A conference call to discuss second-quarter 2021 results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today.  A live audio webcast of the Q&A call will be available on the Investor Relations section of CME Group's website at www.cmegroup.com.  An archived recording will be available for up to two months after the call.

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.

CME Group, the Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Globex, and, E-mini are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. BrokerTec, EBS, TriOptima, and Traiana are trademarks of BrokerTec Europe LTD, EBS Group LTD, TriOptima AB, and Traiana, Inc., respectively. Dow Jones, Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and S&P are service and/or trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC, Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC, as the case may be, and have been licensed for use by Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. We want to caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Among the factors that might affect our performance are increasing competition by foreign and domestic entities, including increased competition from new entrants into our markets and consolidation of existing entities; our ability to keep pace with rapid technological developments, including our ability to complete the development, implementation and maintenance of the enhanced functionality required by our customers while maintaining reliability and ensuring that such technology is not vulnerable to security risks; our ability to continue introducing competitive new products and services on a timely, cost-effective basis, including through our electronic trading capabilities, and our ability to maintain the competitiveness of our existing products and services, including our ability to provide effective services to the swaps market; our ability to adjust our fixed costs and expenses if our revenues decline; our ability to maintain existing customers at substantially similar trading levels, develop strategic relationships and attract new customers; our ability to expand and globally offer our products and services; changes in regulations, including the impact of any changes in laws or government policies with respect to our products or services or our industry, such as any changes to regulations and policies that require increased financial and operational resources from us or our customers; the costs associated with protecting our intellectual property rights and our ability to operate our business without violating the intellectual property rights of others; decreases in revenue from our market data as a result of decreased demand or changes to regulations in various jurisdictions; changes in our rate per contract due to shifts in the mix of the products traded, the trading venue and the mix of customers (whether the customer receives member or non-member fees or participates in one of our various incentive programs) and the impact of our tiered pricing structure; the ability of our credit and liquidity risk management practices to adequately protect us from the credit risks of clearing members and other counterparties, and to satisfy the margin and liquidity requirements associated with the BrokerTec matched principal business; the ability of our compliance and risk management methods to effectively monitor and manage our risks, including our ability to prevent errors and misconduct and protect our infrastructure against security breaches and misappropriation of our intellectual property assets; our dependence on third-party providers and exposure to risk through third parties, including risks related to the performance, reliability and security of technology used by our third-party providers; volatility in commodity, equity and fixed income prices, and price volatility of financial benchmarks and instruments such as interest rates, credit spreads, equity indices, fixed income instruments and foreign exchange rates; economic, social, political and market conditions, including the volatility of the capital and credit markets and the impact of economic conditions on the trading activity of our current and potential customers; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and response by governments and other third parties; our ability to accommodate increases in contract volume and order transaction traffic and to implement enhancements without failure or degradation of the performance of our trading and clearing systems; our ability to execute our growth strategy and maintain our growth effectively; our ability to manage the risks, control the costs and achieve the synergies associated with our strategy for acquisitions, investments and alliances, including those associated with NEX; our ability to continue to generate funds and/or manage our indebtedness to allow us to continue to invest in our business; industry and customer consolidation; decreases in trading and clearing activity; the imposition of a transaction tax or user fee on futures and options transactions and/or repeal of the 60/40 tax treatment of such transactions; our ability to maintain our brand and reputation; and the unfavorable resolution of material legal proceedings.  For a detailed discussion and additional information concerning these and other factors that might affect our performance, see our other recent periodic filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 26, 2021, under the caption "Risk Factors".

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CME Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions)




June 30, 2021


December 31, 2020

ASSETS





Current Assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,081.0



$

1,633.2


Marketable securities


110.9



100.9


Accounts receivable, net of allowance


509.6



461.3


Assets held for sale


1,486.2




Other current assets (includes $4.8 and $4.7 in restricted cash)


361.5



306.7


Performance bonds and guaranty fund contributions


141,299.8



86,781.8


Total current assets


144,849.0



89,283.9


Property, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization


527.6



579.2


Intangible assets—trading products


17,175.3



17,175.3


Intangible assets—other, net


3,659.3



4,865.3


Goodwill


10,543.0



10,798.8


Other assets (includes $2.9 and $0.6 in restricted cash)


1,944.9



1,957.1


Total Assets


$

178,699.1



$

124,659.6


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Current Liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

47.2



$

69.3


Liabilities held for sale


286.7




Other current liabilities


379.1



1,346.8


Performance bonds and guaranty fund contributions


141,299.8



86,781.8


Total current liabilities


142,012.8



88,197.9


Long-term debt


3,444.6



3,443.8


Deferred income tax liabilities, net


5,399.4



5,607.0


Other liabilities


1,054.9



1,059.4


Total Liabilities


151,911.7



98,308.1


CME Group Shareholders' Equity


26,763.2



26,319.9


Non-controlling interests


24.2



31.6


Total Equity


26,787.4



26,351.5


Total Liabilities and Equity


$

178,699.1



$

124,659.6


 

CME Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts; shares in thousands)




Quarter Ended

June 30,


Six Months Ended,

June 30,



2021


2020


2021


2020

Revenues









Clearing and transaction fees


$

929.9



$

940.2



$

1,936.9



$

2,219.0


Market data and information services


145.2



134.7



289.4



266.2


Other


104.1



107.4



206.2



219.2


Total Revenues


1,179.2



1,182.3



2,432.5



2,704.4


Expenses









Compensation and benefits


211.7



217.0



436.7



424.5


Technology


49.3



49.1



97.5



96.8


Professional fees and outside services


36.8



51.2



74.2



92.9


Amortization of purchased intangibles


59.4



76.6



120.0



153.9


Depreciation and amortization


37.1



36.7



74.7



72.0


Licensing and other fee agreements


54.2



55.4



118.9



129.3


Other


56.0



58.8



110.7



137.6


Total Expenses


504.5



544.8



1,032.7



1,107.0


Operating Income


674.7



637.5



1,399.8



1,597.4


Non-Operating Income (Expense)









Investment income


62.4



32.1



93.3



128.0


Interest and other borrowing costs


(41.7)



(41.9)



(83.2)



(82.8)


Equity in net earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries


55.7



48.8



111.9



100.0


Other non-operating income (expense)


(25.0)



(15.2)



(43.4)



(92.0)


Total Non-Operating Income (Expense)


51.4



23.8



78.6



53.2


Income before Income Taxes


726.1



661.3



1,478.4



1,650.6


Income tax provision


215.5



158.0



393.0



380.5


Net Income


510.6



503.3



1,085.4



1,270.1


Less: net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests


(0.3)





(0.7)



(0.6)


Net Income Attributable to CME Group


$

510.3



$

503.3



$

1,084.7



$

1,269.5


Earnings per Common Share Attributable to CME Group:









Basic


$

1.42



$

1.41



$

3.03



$

3.55


Diluted


1.42



1.40



3.02



3.54


Weighted Average Number of Common Shares:









Basic


358,261



357,691



358,204



357,607


Diluted


358,888



358,457



358,853



358,453


 

CME Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Quarterly Operating Statistics




2Q 2020


3Q 2020


4Q 2020


1Q 2021


2Q 2021

Trading Days


63


64


64


61


63

















Quarterly Average Daily Volume (ADV)(1)

CME Group ADV (in thousands)


Product Line


2Q 2020


3Q 2020


4Q 2020


1Q 2021


2Q 2021

Interest rates


6,890


5,315


6,273


10,349


8,581

Equity indexes


5,568


5,410


5,148


6,117


4,926

Foreign exchange


725


829


818


852


769

Energy


2,586


1,852


1,940


2,363


1,963

Agricultural commodities


1,311


1,372


1,478


1,471


1,631

Metals


519


825


568


675


568

Total


17,599


15,603


16,225


21,827


18,438

Venue











CME Globex


16,992


15,054


15,469


20,436


17,223

Open outcry (2)



108


273


678


646

Privately negotiated


607


441


483


713


569

Total


17,599


15,603


16,225


21,827


18,438












Quarterly Average Rate Per Contract (RPC)(1)

CME Group RPC


Product Line


2Q 2020


3Q 2020


4Q 2020


1Q 2021


2Q 2021

Interest rates


$

0.510


$

0.506


$

0.490


$

0.475


$

0.491

Equity indexes


0.574


0.525


0.523


0.532


0.555

Foreign exchange


0.786


0.763


0.739


0.779


0.805

Energy


1.191


1.171


1.165


1.097


1.140

Agricultural commodities


1.316


1.284


1.301


1.343


1.343

Metals


1.518


1.309


1.389


1.415


1.438

Average RPC


$

0.731


$

0.716


$

0.699


$

0.658


$

0.695


1. ADV and RPC includes futures and options on futures only.

2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 we closed our open outcry trading floor. We began a limited reopening of the trading floor in the third quarter of 2020. Only the Eurodollar options trading pit (where options on One-Month and Three-Month Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) futures also trade) will remain open. We do not plan to reopen the remaining trading floor pits.

 

CME Group Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Measures

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts; shares in thousands)












Quarter Ended

June 30,


Six Months Ended,

June 30,



2021


2020


2021


2020

Net Income Attributable to CME Group


$

510.3



$

503.3



$

1,084.7



$

1,269.5











Restructuring and severance


4.4



4.7



19.2



10.6











Amortization of purchased intangibles


59.4



76.6



120.0



153.9











Acquisition-related costs(1)


7.1



9.1



17.3



17.2











Foreign exchange transaction (gains) losses


1.0



(0.1)



3.4



(3.7)











Unrealized and realized (gains) losses on investments


(19.7)



5.4



(21.0)



2.5











(Gains) on derivatives








(1.5)











Realized and unrealized losses on assets(2)


0.4



3.5



1.2



26.1











Litigation matters


(3.1)



4.0



(3.1)



4.0











Trading floor enhancements




1.0





1.0











Income tax effect related to above


(12.6)



(23.3)



(33.3)



(59.6)











Other income tax items(3)


41.4



(1.0)



41.4



(1.0)











Adjusted Net Income Attributable to CME Group


$

588.6



$

583.2



$

1,229.8



$

1,419.0











GAAP Earnings per Common Share Attributable to CME Group:









     Basic


$

1.42



$

1.41



$

3.03



$

3.55


     Diluted


1.42



1.40



3.02



3.54











Adjusted Earnings per Common Share Attributable to CME Group:









     Basic


$

1.64



$

1.63



$

3.43



$

3.97


     Diluted


1.64



1.63



3.43



3.96











Weighted Average Number of Common Shares:









     Basic


358,261



357,691



358,204



357,607


     Diluted


358,888



358,457



358,853



358,453











1. Acquisition-related costs primarily include professional fees related to the NEX integration and IHS Markit transaction.

2. Results include net gains and losses on intangible assets and fixed assets.

3. Other income tax items include deferred tax expense related to the impact of the United Kingdom tax rate increase.

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