NYSE Euronext has reported a net income of $167m, or $0.64 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2010, compared to $132m, or $0.51 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2009.
Total revenues for the second quarter of 2010 declined slightly to $1.24bn from $1.25bn in the same quarter of 2009.
Net income for the first half of 2010 was $307m, or $1.18 per diluted share, compared to $244m, or $0.94 per diluted share, for the same half of 2009. Total revenues for the first six months of 2010 declined 3% to $2.33bn from $2.39bn in the same period of 2009.
Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext, said: “Our strong second quarter results were driven by robust trading volumes, strong revenue generation from new initiatives across our segments and continued cost discipline. And building upon the initial steps taken with the creation of NYSE Liffe Clearing in 2009, we announced our new clearing strategy to develop clearinghouses in London and Paris by the end of 2012.
“As we move through the remainder of the year, we are focused on further strengthening our competitive position and seamlessly migrating markets and clients to our new data centers, which will serve as the liquidity hubs of the future and create unparalleled low-latency trading communities for market participants.”