ASX, created by the merger of Australian Stock Exchange and Sydney Futures Exchange, has posted an underlying net profit after tax of $332.6m for the year ended 30 June 2010, an increase of 6.1% compared to $298.7m in fiscal 2009.

Statutory net profit after tax for the fiscal year 2010 was $328.1m, an increase of 4.6% compared to prior year.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization for full year 2010 was $454m, up 13.5% compared to same period last year.

Operating revenue for fiscal 2010 was $588.2m, up 9.2% compared to prior corresponding period.

ASX managing director and CEO Robert Elstone said that the ASX Group of companies achieved resilient financial, operational and compliance performance in fiscal year 2010, in a market environment that remained challenging despite improved conditions following the global financial crisis of the prior year.

“The keys to ASX’s growth are its competitive positioning and human resources, and both are in good shape. ASX is well-prepared to meet the upcoming market and regulatory complexity challenges and to grow next year and beyond, given the scalability of its infrastructure, diversity of its business model and focus of its executive management team,” Elstone said.