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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Mark One)

 

 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015

 

OR

 

 

 

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

 

For the transition  period from           to         

 

Commission File Number: 001-33440

INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware

 

30-0390693

(State or other jurisdiction

 

(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

One Pickwick Plaza

Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

(Address of principal executive office)

(203) 618-5800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes      No  .

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes      No  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer” and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large accelerated filer  

 

Accelerated filer

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

Smaller reporting company

 

 

 

 

(Do not check if a smaller

 

 

 

 

 

reporting company)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).   Yes      No  .

 

As of May 7, 2015, there were 58,478,751 shares of the issuer’s Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding and 100 shares of the issuer’s Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding.

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QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2015

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PART I. 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1. 

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

1

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

2

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

3

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity

4

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

5

Item 2. 

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

33

Item 3. 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

52

Item 4. 

Controls and Procedures

56

PART II. 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. 

Legal Proceedings

57

Item 1A. 

Risk Factors

57

Item 2. 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

57

Item 3. 

Defaults upon Senior Securities

57

Item 5. 

Other Information

57

Item 6. 

Exhibits

58

SIGNATURES 

 

59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PART 1.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

(in millions, except share amounts)

 

2015

 

2014

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

990 

 

$

1,269 

Cash and securities - segregated for regulatory purposes

 

 

16,723 

 

 

15,404 

Securities borrowed

 

 

2,925 

 

 

3,660 

Securities purchased under agreements to resell

 

 

167 

 

 

386 

Financial instruments owned, at fair value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial instruments owned

 

 

2,043 

 

 

1,998 

Financial instruments owned and pledged as collateral

 

 

1,430 

 

 

1,936 

Total financial instruments owned, at fair value

 

 

3,473 

 

 

3,934 

Receivables:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customers, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $128 and $7 as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

 

 

17,437 

 

 

17,051 

Brokers, dealers and clearing organizations

 

 

1,015 

 

 

1,131 

Interest

 

 

54 

 

 

37 

Total receivables

 

 

18,506 

 

 

18,219 

Other assets

 

 

510 

 

 

513 

Total assets

 

$

43,294 

 

$

43,385 

Liabilities and equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

29 

 

$

34 

Securities loaned

 

 

3,105 

 

 

3,199 

Financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value

 

 

2,238 

 

 

2,561 

Payables

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customers

 

 

32,225 

 

 

31,796 

Brokers, dealers and clearing organizations

 

 

291 

 

 

234 

Affiliate

 

 

277 

 

 

277 

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

88 

 

 

95 

Interest

 

 

 

 

Total payables

 

 

32,884 

 

 

32,406 

Total liabilities

 

 

38,256 

 

 

38,200 

Commitments, contingencies and guarantees (see Note 11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A – Authorized - 1,000,000,000, Issued - 58,616,821 and 58,612,245 shares, Outstanding – 58,478,751 and 58,473,186 shares as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

 

 

 

 

Class B – Authorized, Issued and Outstanding100 shares as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

637 

 

 

635 

Retained earnings

 

 

102 

 

 

121 

Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of income taxes of $0 and  $1 as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

 

 

11 

 

 

12 

Treasury stock, at cost, 138,070 and 139,059 shares as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

 

 

(3)

 

 

(3)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

748 

 

 

766 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

4,290 

 

 

4,419 

Total equity

 

 

5,038 

 

 

5,185 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

43,294 

 

$

43,385 

 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

(in millions, except for shares or per share amounts)

 

2015

 

2014

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trading gains

 

$

62 

 

$

105 

Commissions and execution fees

 

 

149 

 

 

137 

Interest income

 

 

108 

 

 

87 

Other (loss) income

 

 

(132)

 

 

40 

Total revenues

 

 

187 

 

 

369 

Interest expense

 

 

15 

 

 

14 

Total net revenues

 

 

172 

 

 

355 

Non-interest expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Execution and clearing

 

 

55 

 

 

54 

Employee compensation and benefits

 

 

57 

 

 

54 

Occupancy, depreciation and amortization

 

 

10 

 

 

10 

Communications

 

 

 

 

General and administrative

 

 

16 

 

 

12 

Customer bad debt

 

 

139 

 

 

Total non-interest expenses

 

 

283 

 

 

137 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

(111)

 

 

218 

Income tax expense

 

 

(2)

 

 

17 

Net income (loss)

 

 

(109)

 

 

201 

Less net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(96)

 

 

182 

Net income (loss) available for common stockholders

 

$

(13)

 

$

19 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.22)

 

$

0.35 

Diluted

 

$

(0.22)

 

$

0.34 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

58,473,348 

 

 

54,664,225 

Diluted

 

 

58,473,348 

 

 

56,041,282 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) available for common stockholders

 

$

(13)

 

$

19 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cumulative translation adjustment, before income taxes

 

 

(1)

 

 

 —

Income taxes related to items of other comprehensive income

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

 

(1)

 

 

 —

Comprehensive income (loss) available for common stockholders

 

$

(14)

 

$

19 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

$

(96)

 

$

182 

Other comprehensive income (loss) - cumulative translation adjustment

 

 

(9)

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

$

(105)

 

$

185 

 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

(in millions)

 

2015

 

2014

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

(109)

 

$

201 

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(3)

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

Employee stock plan compensation

 

 

13 

 

 

10 

Unrealized (gain) loss on other investments, net

 

 

(11)

 

 

 —

Customer bad debt

 

 

139 

 

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and securities - segregated for regulatory purposes

 

 

(1,307)

 

 

(1,586)

Securities borrowed

 

 

735 

 

 

(95)

Securities purchased under agreements to resell

 

 

219 

 

 

104 

Financial instruments owned, at fair value

 

 

461 

 

 

1,021 

Receivables from customers

 

 

(525)

 

 

(818)

Other receivables

 

 

99 

 

 

(54)

Other assets

 

 

11 

 

 

(1)

Securities loaned

 

 

(94)

 

 

368 

Financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value

 

 

(323)

 

 

17 

Payables to customers

 

 

429 

 

 

656 

Other payables

 

 

41 

 

 

(90)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(220)

 

 

(259)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of other investments

 

 

(14)

 

 

(60)

Proceeds from sales of other investments

 

 

15 

 

 

152 

Distributions received from and redemptions of equity investments

 

 

 

 

 —

Purchase of property and equipment

 

 

(6)

 

 

(5)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

 

(4)

 

 

87 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid to stockholders

 

 

(6)

 

 

(5)

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(35)

 

 

(57)

Short-term borrowings, net

 

 

(4)

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(45)

 

 

(53)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(10)

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(279)

 

 

(222)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

1,269 

 

 

1,213 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

990 

 

$

991 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

 

$

18 

 

$

14 

Cash paid for taxes

 

$

10 

 

$

27 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity

Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

Total

 

Non-

 

 

 

 

(in millions, except for share amounts)

 

Issued

 

Par

 

Paid-In

 

Treasury

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

Stockholders'

 

controlling

 

Total

 

 

 

Shares

 

Value

 

Capital

 

Stock

 

Earnings

 

Income

 

Equity

 

Interests

 

Equity

 

Balance, January 1, 2015

 

58,612,245 

 

$

 

$

635 

 

$

(3)

 

$

121 

 

$

12 

 

$

766 

 

$

4,419 

 

$

5,185 

 

Common stock distributed pursuant to stock plans

 

4,576 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

Compensation for stock grants vesting in the future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 

 

 

13 

 

Dividends paid to stockholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6)

 

 

 

 

 

(6)

 

 

 

 

 

(6)

 

Distributions from IBG LLC to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

(35)

 

 

(35)

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(13)

 

 

(1)

 

 

(14)

 

 

(105)

 

 

(119)

 

Balance, March 31, 2015

 

58,616,821 

 

$

 

$

637 

 

$

(3)

 

$

102 

 

$

11 

 

$

748 

 

$

4,290 

 

$

5,038 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

Total

 

Non-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued

 

Par

 

Paid-In

 

Treasury

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

Stockholders'

 

controlling

 

Total

 

 

 

Shares

 

Value

 

Capital

 

Stock

 

Earnings

 

Income

 

Equity

 

Interests

 

Equity

 

Balance, January 1, 2014

 

54,788,049 

 

$

 

$

583 

 

$

(3)

 

$

99 

 

$

27 

 

$

707 

 

$

4,385 

 

$

5,092 

 

Common stock distributed pursuant to stock plans

 

1,741 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

Compensation for stock grants vesting in the future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 

 

Dividends paid to stockholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5)

 

 

 

 

 

(5)

 

 

 

 

 

(5)

 

Distributions from IBG LLC to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

(57)

 

 

(57)

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 

 

 

 

 

 

19 

 

 

185 

 

 

204 

 

Balance, March 31, 2014

 

54,789,790 

 

$

 

$

585 

 

$

(3)

 

$

113 

 

$

27 

 

$

723 

 

$

4,521 

 

$

5,244 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

1.   Organization and Nature of Business

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (“IBG, Inc.”) is a Delaware holding company whose primary asset is its ownership of approximately 14.5% of the membership interests of IBG LLC, which, in turn, owns operating subsidiaries (collectively, “IBG LLC”). IBG, Inc. together with IBG LLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, “the Company”), is an automated global electronic broker and market maker specializing in executing and clearing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds and mutual funds on more than 100 electronic exchanges and trading venues around the world and offering custody, prime brokerage, securities and margin lending services to customers. In the United States of America (“U.S.”), the Company’s business is conducted from its headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut, from Chicago, Illinois and from Jersey City, New Jersey. Abroad, business is conducted through offices located in Canada, England, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Japan, India, and Australia. As of March 31, 2015, the Company had 962 employees worldwide.

IBG LLC is a Connecticut limited liability company that conducts its business through its operating subsidiaries (collectively, the “Operating Companies”):  Interactive Brokers LLC (“IB LLC”) and its subsidiary, Interactive Brokers Corp. (“IB Corp”); Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. (“IBC”); Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited and its subsidiary, Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Nominee Limited (collectively,  “IBUK”); Interactive Brokers Securities Japan, Inc. (“IBSJ”); Interactive Brokers Hong Kong Limited (“IBHK”); Interactive Brokers (India) Private Limited (“IBI”); Timber Hill LLC (“TH LLC”); Timber Hill Europe AG and its subsidiary, Timber Hill (Liechtenstein) AG (collectively, “THE”); Timber Hill Australia Pty Limited (“THA”); Timber Hill Canada Company (“THC”); Interactive Brokers Financial Products S.A. (“IBFP”); Interactive Brokers Hungary KFT (“IBH”); IB Exchange Corp. (“IBEC”); Interactive Brokers Software Services Estonia OU (“IBEST”) and Interactive Brokers Software Services Russia (“IBRUS”).

The Company operates in two business segments: electronic brokerage and market making, both supported by corporate. The Company conducts its electronic brokerage business through certain Interactive Brokers subsidiaries, which provide electronic execution and clearing services to customers worldwide. The Company conducts its market making business principally through its Timber Hill subsidiaries on the world’s leading exchanges and market centers, primarily in exchange‑traded equities, equity options and equity‑index options and futures.  Corporate enables the Company to operate cohesively and effectively by providing support via control functions to the business segments and also by executing the Company’s currency diversification strategy.

Certain of the Operating Companies are members of various securities and commodities exchanges in North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region and are subject to regulatory capital and other requirements (see Note 13). IB LLC, IBUK, IBC, IBI and IBSJ carry securities accounts for customers or perform custodial functions relating to customer securities.

 

 

2.   Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation 

These condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in U.S. dollars and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding financial reporting with respect to Form 10Q.

These condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on March 2, 2015. The condensed consolidated financial information as of December 31, 2014 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements not included herein.

These condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries and reflect all adjustments of a normal and recurring nature that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for the fair  presentation of the results for the interim periods presented. The operating results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the entire year.

In connection with the Company’s currency diversification strategy, the Company’s net worth is held in a basket of 16 currencies (referred to by management as the “GLOBAL”). In the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company improved the transparency of its currency diversification strategy results by (1) reporting nearly all translation gains and losses from this strategy as other income (previously reported as a component of trading gains) in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income, and (2) reporting these gains and losses in the corporate segment instead of the market making segment. These changes in presentation resulted in certain reclassifications to previously reported amounts.

 

 

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Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

Principles of Consolidation, including Noncontrolling Interests

 

These condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of IBG, Inc. and its majority and wholly owned subsidiaries. As sole managing member of IBG LLC, IBG, Inc. exerts control over IBG LLC’s operations. In accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 810, Consolidation, the Company consolidates IBG LLC’s financial statements and records the interests in IBG LLC that it does not own as noncontrolling interests.

The Companys policy is to consolidate all other entities in which it owns more than 50% unless it does not have control. All inter‑company balances and transactions have been eliminated.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclosures in these condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. These estimates and assumptions are based on judgment and the best available information at the time. Therefore, actual results could differ materially from those estimates. Such estimates include the allowance for doubtful accounts, valuation of certain investments, compensation accruals, current and deferred income taxes, and estimated contingency reserves.

Fair Value

Substantially all of the Company’s assets and liabilities, including financial instruments are carried at fair value based on published market prices and are marked to market, or are assets and liabilities which are short‑term in nature and are carried at amounts that approximate fair value.

The Company applies the fair value hierarchy in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurement” (“ASC Topic 820”), to prioritize the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are:

 

 

Level 1

Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities.

 

 

Level 2

Quoted prices in markets that are not considered to be active or financial instruments for which all significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly.

 

 

Level 3

Prices or valuations that require inputs that are both significant to fair value measurement and unobservable.

 

Financial instruments owned, at fair value and financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value are generally classified as Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy. The Company’s Level 1 financial instruments, which are valued using quoted market prices as published by exchanges and clearing houses or otherwise broadly distributed in active markets, include active listed stocks, options, warrants and discount certificates and U.S. and foreign government securities. The Company does not adjust quoted prices for financial instruments classified as Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy, even in the event that the Company may hold a large position whereby a purchase or sale could reasonably impact quoted prices.

Currency forward contracts are valued using broadly distributed bank and broker prices, and are classified as Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy as such instruments are not exchange‑traded. Other securities that are not traded in active markets are also classified in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. Level 3 financial instruments are comprised of securities that have been delisted or otherwise are no longer tradable and have been valued by the Company based on internal estimates.

Other fair value investments and other fair value liabilities, included in other assets and accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities, respectively, in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition, are comprised of listed stocks, options, foreign currency contracts and corporate and municipal bonds that the Company does not carry in its market making business.  These investments are generally reported as Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, except for unrestricted listed securities, which are classified as Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy, and delisted securities which are classified as Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. 

 

 

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Earnings Per Share

Earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings per Share.”  Basic EPS is computed by dividing the net income available for common stockholders by the weighted average number of shares outstanding for that period. Diluted EPS is calculated by dividing the net income available for common stockholders by the diluted weighted average shares outstanding for that period. Diluted EPS includes the determinants of the basic EPS and, in addition, reflects the dilutive effect of shares of common stock estimated to be distributed in the future under the Company’s stock-based compensation plans, with no adjustments to net income available for common stockholders for dilutive potential common shares.

Stock‑Based Compensation

The Company follows FASB ASC Topic 718, “Compensation - Stock Compensation” (“ASC Topic 718”), to account for its stock‑based compensation plans. ASC Topic 718 requires all share‑based payments to employees to be recognized in the condensed consolidated financial statements using a fair value‑based method. Grants, which are denominated in U.S. dollars, are communicated to employees in the year of grant, thereby establishing the fair value of each grant. The fair value of awards granted to employees are generally expensed as follows: 50% in the year of grant in recognition of plan forfeiture provisions (as described below) and the remaining 50% over the related vesting period utilizing the “graded vesting” method permitted under ASC Topic 718. In the case of “retirement eligible” employees (those employees older than 59), 100% of awards are expensed when granted.

Awards granted under stock‑based compensation plans are subject to forfeiture in the event an employee ceases employment with the Company. The plans provide that employees who discontinue employment with the Company without cause and continue to meet the terms of the plans’ post‑employment provisions will forfeit 50% of unvested previously granted awards unless the employee is over the age of 59, in which case the employee would be eligible to receive 100% of unvested awards previously granted.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all highly liquid investments, with maturities of three months or less, that are not segregated and deposited for regulatory purposes or to meet margin requirements at clearing houses to be cash equivalents.

Cash and Securities - Segregated for Regulatory Purposes

As a result of customer activities, certain Operating Companies are obligated by rules mandated by their primary regulators to segregate or set aside cash or qualified securities to satisfy such regulations, which have been promulgated to protect customer assets. Securities segregated for regulatory purposes consisted of U.S. Treasury securities of $9.24 billion and $6.68 billion as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, and securities purchased under agreements to resell in the amount of $2.03 billion and $3.87 billion as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, which amounts approximate fair value.

Securities Borrowed and Securities Loaned

Securities borrowed and securities loaned are recorded at the amount of the cash collateral advanced or received. Securities borrowed transactions require the Company to provide counterparties with collateral, which may be in the form of cash, letters of credit or other securities. With respect to securities loaned, the Company receives collateral, which may be in the form of cash or other securities in an amount generally in excess of the fair value of the securities loaned. The Company monitors the market value of securities borrowed and loaned on a daily basis, with additional collateral obtained or refunded as permitted contractually. The Company does not net, in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition, securities borrowed and securities loaned entered into with the same counterparty.

Securities lending fees received and paid by the Company are included in interest income and interest expense, respectively, in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

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Securities Purchased Under Agreements to Resell and Securities Sold Under Agreements to Repurchase

Securities purchased under agreements to resell, which are reported as collateralized financing transactions, are recorded at contract value, which approximates fair value. To ensure that the fair value of the underlying collateral remains sufficient, the collateral is valued daily with additional collateral obtained or excess collateral returned, as permitted under contractual provisions. The Company does not net, in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition, securities purchased under agreements to resell transactions and securities sold under agreements to repurchase transactions entered into with the same counterparty.

Financial Instruments Owned and Financial Instruments Sold, But Not Yet Purchased, at Fair Value

Financial instrument transactions are accounted for on a trade date basis. Financial instruments owned and financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased are stated at fair value based upon quoted market prices. All firm‑owned financial instruments pledged to counterparties where the counterparty has the right, by contract or custom, to sell or repledge the financial instruments are reported as financial instruments owned and pledged as collateral in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

The Company also enters into currency forward contracts. These transactions, which are also accounted for on a trade date basis, are agreements to exchange a fixed amount of one currency for a specified amount of a second currency at completion of the currency forward contract term. Unrealized mark‑to‑market gains and losses on currency forward contracts are included in financial instruments owned, at fair value or financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

Customer Receivables and Payables

Customer securities transactions are recorded on a settlement date basis and customer commodities transactions are recorded on a trade date basis. Receivables from and payables to customers include amounts due on cash and margin transactions, including futures contracts transacted on behalf of customers. Securities owned by customers, including those that collateralize margin loans or other similar transactions, are not reported in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition. Amounts receivable from customers that are determined by management to be uncollectible are expensed and included in customer bad debt expense in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

Receivables from and Payables to Brokers, Dealers and Clearing Organizations

Receivables from and payables to brokers, dealers and clearing organizations include net receivables and payables from unsettled trades, including amounts related to futures and options on futures contracts executed on behalf of customers, amounts receivable for securities not delivered by the Company to the purchaser by the settlement date (“fails to deliver”) and cash margin deposits. Payables to brokers, dealers and clearing organizations also include amounts payable for securities not received by the Company from a seller by the settlement date (“fails to receive”).

Investments

The Company makes certain strategic investments related to its business and accounts for these investments under the cost method of accounting or under the equity method of accounting as required under FASB ASC Topic 323, “Investments - Equity Method and Joint Ventures.”  Investments accounted for under the equity method, including where the investee is a limited partnership or limited liability company, are recorded at the fair value amount of the Company’s initial investment and are adjusted each period for the Company’s share of the investee’s income or loss. The Company’s share of the income or losses from equity method investments is included in other income in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. The recorded amounts of the Company’s equity method investments, $37 million as of March 31, 2015 ($37 million as of December 31, 2014), which are included in other assets in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition, increase or decrease accordingly. Contributions paid to and distributions received from equity method investees are recorded as additions or reductions, respectively, to the respective investment balance.

The Company also holds exchange memberships and investments in equity securities of certain exchanges as required to qualify as a clearing member, and strategic investments in corporate stock that do not qualify for equity method accounting. Such investments, $31 million as of March 31, 2015 ($31 million as of December 31, 2014), are recorded at cost or, if an other‑than‑temporary impairment in value has occurred, at a value that reflects management’s estimate of the impairment, and are also included in other assets in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition. Dividends received from cost basis investments are included in other income in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income when such dividends are received.

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investment has occurred. The evaluation of an other‑than‑temporary impairment is dependent on specific quantitative and qualitative factors and circumstances surrounding an investment, including recurring operating losses, credit defaults and subsequent rounds of financing.  The Company’s equity investments do not have readily determinable market values. All investments are reviewed for changes in circumstances or occurrence of events that suggest the Company’s investment may not be recoverable. If an unrealized loss on any investment is considered to be other‑than‑temporary, the loss is recognized in the period the determination is made.

The Company also has certain investments (which are not considered core business activities) that are accounted for at fair value (see Note 6) and included in other assets in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.  Gains and losses related to these investments are included in other income in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

Property and Equipment

Property and equipment, which is included in other assets in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition, consists of purchased technology hardware and software, internally developed software, leasehold improvements and office furniture and equipment.  Property and equipment are recorded at historical cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Additions and improvements that extend the lives of assets are capitalized, while expenditures for repairs and maintenance are expensed as incurred. Depreciation and amortization are computed using the straight‑line method. Equipment is depreciated over the estimated useful lives of the assets, while leasehold improvements are amortized over the lesser of the estimated economic useful life of the asset or the term of the lease. Computer equipment is depreciated over three to five years and office furniture and equipment are depreciated over five to seven years. Qualifying costs for internally developed software are capitalized and amortized over the expected useful life of the developed software, not to exceed three years.

Comprehensive Income and Foreign Currency Translation

The Company’s operating results are reported in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income pursuant to FASB ASC Topic 220, “Comprehensive Income.

Comprehensive income consists of two components: net income and other comprehensive income (“OCI”). OCI is comprised of revenues, expenses, gains and losses that are reported in the comprehensive income section of the statements of comprehensive income, but are excluded from reported net income. The Company’s OCI is comprised of gains and losses resulting from translating foreign currency financial statements of non-U.S. subsidiaries, net of related income taxes, where applicable.  In general, the practice and intention of the Company is to reinvest the earnings of its non‑U.S. subsidiaries in those operations, therefore tax is usually not accrued.

The Company’s non‑U.S. domiciled subsidiaries have a functional currency that is other than the U.S. dollar. Such subsidiaries’ assets and liabilities are translated into U.S. dollars at period‑end exchange rates, and revenues and expenses are translated at average exchange rates prevailing during the period. Adjustments that result from translating amounts from a subsidiary’s functional currency to the U.S. dollar (as described above) are reported net of tax, where applicable, in accumulated OCI in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

Revenue Recognition

Trading Gains

Trading gains and losses are recorded on trade date and are reported on a net basis. Trading gains and losses are comprised of changes in the fair value of financial instruments owned, at fair value and financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value (i.e., unrealized gains and losses) and realized gains and losses. Included in trading gains are net gains and losses on stocks, U.S. and foreign government securities, corporate and municipal bonds, options, futures, foreign exchange and other derivative instruments. Dividends are integral to the valuation of stocks and interest is integral to the valuation of fixed income instruments. Accordingly, both dividends and interest income and expense attributable to financial instruments owned, at fair value and financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value are reported on a net basis in trading gains in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

Commissions and Execution Fees

Commissions earned for executing and clearing transactions are accrued on a trade date basis and are reported as commissions and execution fees in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

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Interest Income and Expense

The Company earns interest income and incurs interest expense primarily in connection with its electronic brokerage customer business and its securities lending activities, which are recorded on the accrual basis and are included in interest income and interest expense, respectively, in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

Foreign Currency Gains and Losses

Currency translation refers to the gains and losses resulting from foreign currency transactions.  Foreign currency translation gains and losses related to the Company’s currency diversification strategy are included in other income in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. Foreign currency translation gains and losses related to the market making core-business activities are included in trading gains in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. Electronic brokerage foreign currency translation gains and losses, arising from currency swap transactions, are included in interest income in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes” (“ASC Topic 740”). The Company’s income tax expense, deferred tax assets and liabilities, and reserves for unrecognized tax benefits are based on enacted tax laws (see Note 10) and reflect management’s best assessment of estimated future taxes to be paid. The Company is subject to income taxes in both the U.S. and numerous foreign jurisdictions. Determining income tax expense requires significant judgments and estimates.

The Company recognizes interest related to income tax matters as interest income or interest expense and penalties related to income tax matters as income tax expense.

Deferred income tax assets and liabilities arise from temporary differences between the tax and financial statements recognition of the underlying assets and liabilities. In evaluating the ability to recover deferred tax assets within the jurisdictions from which they arise, the Company considers all available positive and negative evidence, including scheduled reversals of deferred tax liabilities, projected future taxable income, tax‑planning strategies, and results of recent operations. In projecting future taxable income, historical results are adjusted for changes in accounting policies and incorporate assumptions including the amount of future state, federal and foreign pre-tax operating income, the reversal of temporary differences, and the implementation of feasible and prudent tax‑planning strategies. These assumptions require significant judgment about the forecasts of future taxable income and are consistent with the plans and estimates the Company is using to manage the underlying businesses. In evaluating the objective evidence that historical results provide, three years of cumulative operating income (loss) are considered. Deferred income taxes have not been provided for U.S. tax liabilities or for additional foreign taxes on the unremitted earnings of foreign subsidiaries that have been indefinitely reinvested.

The calculation of the Company’s tax liabilities involves dealing with uncertainties in the application of complex tax laws and regulations in a multitude of jurisdictions across the Company’s global operations. Changes in tax laws and rates could also affect recorded deferred tax assets and liabilities in the future. The Company is not aware of any such changes that would have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations, cash flows, or financial position.

The Company recognizes that a tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only when it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained upon examination, including resolutions of any related appeals or litigation processes, on the basis of the technical merits. A tax position that meets this standard is measured at the largest amount of benefit that will more likely than not be realized on settlement.

The Company records tax liabilities in accordance with ASC Topic 740 and adjusts these liabilities when management’s judgment changes as a result of the evaluation of new information not previously available. Because of the complexity of some of these uncertainties, the ultimate resolution may result in payments that are different from the current estimates of these tax liabilities. These differences will be reflected as increases or decreases to income tax expense in the period in which new information becomes available.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

Following is a summary of recently issued FASB Accounting Standards Updates (“ASUs”) that have affected or may affect the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Affects

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

ASU 2015-01

 

Income Statement—Extraordinary and Unusual Items (Subtopic 225-20): Simplifying Income Statement Presentation by Eliminating the Concept of Extraordinary Items

 

Effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

ASU 2015-02

 

Consolidation (Topic 810): Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis

 

Effective for fiscal years, and for interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

ASU 2015-05

 

Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer’s Accounting for Fees Paid in a Cloud Computing Arrangement

 

Effective for annual periods, including interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adoption of those ASUs that became effective during 2014 and 2015, prior to the issuance of the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements, did not have a material effect on these financial statements.

3.   Trading Activities and Related Risks

The Company’s trading activities include providing securities market making and brokerage services. Trading activities expose the Company to market and credit risks. These risks are managed in accordance with established risk management policies and procedures. To accomplish this, management has established a risk management process that includes:

a regular review of the risk management process by executive management as part of its oversight role;

defined risk management policies and procedures supported by a rigorous analytic framework; and

articulated risk tolerance levels as defined by executive management that are regularly reviewed to ensure that the Company’s risk‑taking is consistent with its business strategy, capital structure, and current and anticipated market conditions.

Market Risk

The Company is exposed to various market risks. Exposures to market risks arise from equity price risk, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations and changes in interest rates. The Company seeks to mitigate market risk associated with trading inventories by employing hedging strategies that correlate rate, price and spread movements of trading inventories and related financing and hedging activities. The Company uses a combination of cash instruments and exchange traded derivatives to hedge its market exposures. The Company does not apply hedge accounting. The following discussion describes the types of market risk faced:

Equity Price Risk

Equity price risk arises from the possibility that equity security prices will fluctuate, affecting the value of equity securities and other instruments that derive their value from a particular stock, a defined basket of stocks, or a stock index. The Company is subject to equity price risk primarily in financial instruments held. The Company attempts to limit such risks by continuously reevaluating prices and by diversifying its portfolio across many different options, futures and underlying securities and avoiding concentrations of positions based on the same underlying security.

Currency Risk

Currency risk arises from the possibility that fluctuations in foreign exchange rates will impact the value of financial instruments. The Company manages this risk using spot (i.e., cash) currency transactions, currency futures contracts and currency forward contracts.  As a global market maker trading on exchanges around the world in multiple currencies, the Company is exposed to foreign currency risk. The Company actively manages its currency exposure using hedging strategies that are based on a defined basket of 16 currencies internally referred to as the “GLOBAL.”  These strategies minimize the fluctuation of the Company’s net worth as expressed in GLOBALs, thereby diversifying its risk in alignment with these global currencies, weighted by the Company’s view of their importance.  As the Company’s financial results are reported in

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U.S. dollars, the change in the value of the GLOBAL as expressed in U.S. dollars affects the Company’s earnings.  The impact of this currency diversification strategy in the Company’s earnings is included in other income in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

Interest Rate Risk

Interest rate risk arises from the possibility that changes in interest rates will affect the value of financial instruments. The Company is exposed to interest rate risk on cash and margin balances, positions carried in equity securities, options, and futures and on its debt obligations. These risks are managed through investment policies and by entering into interest rate futures contracts.

Credit Risk

The Company is exposed to risk of loss if an individual, counterparty or issuer fails to perform its obligations under contractual terms (“default risk”). Both cash instruments and derivatives expose the Company to default risk. The Company has established policies and procedures for mitigating credit risk on principal transactions, including reviewing and establishing limits for credit exposure, maintaining collateral, and continually assessing the creditworthiness of counterparties.

The Company’s credit risk is limited in that substantially all of the contracts entered into are settled directly at securities and commodities clearing houses and a small portion is settled through member firms and banks with substantial financial and operational resources. The Company seeks to control the risks associated with its customer margin activities by requiring customers to maintain collateral in compliance with regulatory and internal guidelines.

In the normal course of business, the Company executes, settles, and finances various customer securities transactions. Execution of these transactions includes the purchase and sale of securities which exposes the Company to default risk arising from the potential that customers or counterparties may fail to satisfy their obligations. In these situations, the Company may be required to purchase or sell financial instruments at unfavorable market prices to satisfy obligations to customers or counterparties. Liabilities to other brokers and dealers related to unsettled transactions (i.e., securities fails to receive) are recorded at the amount for which the securities were purchased, and are paid upon receipt of the securities from other brokers or dealers. In the case of aged securities fails to receive, the Company may purchase the underlying security in the market and seek reimbursement for any losses from the counterparty.

For cash management purposes, the Company enters into short‑term securities purchased under agreements to resell and securities sold under agreements to repurchase transactions (“repos”) in addition to securities borrowing and lending arrangements, all of which may result in credit exposure in the event the counterparty to a transaction is unable to fulfill its contractual obligations. Repos are collateralized by securities with a market value in excess of the obligation under the contract. Similarly, securities lending agreements are collateralized by deposits of cash or securities. The Company attempts to minimize credit risk associated with these activities by monitoring collateral values on a daily basis and requiring additional collateral to be deposited with or returned to the Company as permitted under contractual provisions.

Concentrations of Credit Risk

The Company’s exposure to credit risk associated with its trading and other activities is measured on an individual counterparty basis, as well as by groups of counterparties that share similar attributes. Concentrations of credit risk can be affected by changes in political, industry, or economic factors. To reduce the potential for risk concentration, credit limits are established and exposure is monitored in light of changing counterparty and market conditions. As of March 31, 2015, the Company did not have any material concentrations of credit risk outside the ordinary course of business.

Off‑Balance Sheet Risks

The Company may be exposed to a risk of loss not reflected in the condensed consolidated financial statements to settle futures and certain over‑the‑counter contracts at contracted prices, which may require repurchase or sale of the underlying products in the market at prevailing prices. Accordingly, these transactions result in off‑balance sheet risk as the Company’s cost to liquidate such contracts may exceed the amounts reported in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

 

 

4.   Equity and Earnings Per Share

In connection with IBG, Inc.’s initial public offering of Class A common stock (“IPO”) in May 2007, it purchased 10.0% of the membership interests in IBG LLC from IBG Holdings LLC (“Holdings”), became the sole managing member of IBG LLC and began to consolidate IBG LLC’s financial results into its financial statements. Holdings owns all of IBG, Inc.’s Class B common stock,

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which has voting rights in proportion to its ownership interests in IBG LLC, approximately 85.5% as of March 31, 2015.  The condensed consolidated financial statements reflect the results of operations and financial position of IBG, Inc., including consolidation of its investment in IBG LLC and its subsidiaries. The noncontrolling interests in IBG LLC attributable to Holdings are reported as a component of total equity in the condensed consolidated statements of financial condition, as described below.

Recapitalization and Post‑IPO Capital Structure

Immediately prior to and immediately following the consummation of the IPO, IBG, Inc., Holdings, IBG LLC and the members of IBG LLC consummated a series of transactions collectively referred to herein as the “Recapitalization.” In connection with the Recapitalization, IBG, Inc., Holdings and the historical members of IBG LLC entered into an exchange agreement, dated as of May 3, 2007 (the “Exchange Agreement”), pursuant to which the historical members of IBG LLC received membership interests in Holdings in exchange for their membership interests in IBG LLC. Additionally, IBG, Inc. became the sole managing member of IBG LLC.

In connection with the consummation of the IPO, Holdings used the net proceeds to redeem 10.0% of members’ interests in Holdings in proportion to their interests. Immediately following the Recapitalization and IPO, Holdings owned approximately 90% of IBG LLC and 100% of IBG, Inc.’s Class B common stock, which has voting power in IBG, Inc. in proportion to Holdings’ ownership of IBG LLC.

Since consummation of the IPO and Recapitalization, IBG, Inc.’s equity capital structure has been comprised of Class A and Class B common stock. All shares of common stock have a par value of $0.01 per share and have identical rights to earnings and dividends and in liquidation. As described previously in this Note 4, Class B common stock has voting power in IBG, Inc. proportionate to the extent of Holdings’ and IBG, Inc.’s respective ownership of IBG LLC. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, 1,000,000,000 shares of Class A common stock were authorized, of which 58,616,821 and 58,612,245 shares have been issued; and 58,478,751 and 58,473,186 shares were outstanding, respectively. Class B common stock is comprised of 100 authorized shares, of which 100 shares were issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. In addition, 10,000 shares of preferred stock have been authorized, of which no shares are issued or outstanding as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

As a result of a federal income tax election made by IBG LLC applicable to the acquisition of IBG LLC member interests by IBG, Inc., the income tax basis of the assets of IBG LLC acquired by IBG, Inc. have been adjusted based on the amount paid for such interests. Deferred tax assets were recorded as of the IPO date and in connection with subsequent redemptions of Holdings member interests in exchange for common stock.  These deferred tax assets are included in other assets in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of financial condition and are being amortized as additional deferred income tax expense over 15 years from the IPO date and from the additional redemption dates, respectively, as allowable under current tax law. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the unamortized balance of these deferred tax assets was $273 million and $279 million, respectively.

IBG, Inc. also entered into an agreement (the “Tax Receivable Agreement”) with Holdings to pay Holdings (for the benefit of the former members of IBG LLC) 85% of the tax savings that IBG, Inc. actually realizes as the result of tax basis increases. These payables, net of payments made to Holdings, are reported as payable to affiliate in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.  The remaining 15% is accounted for as a permanent increase to additional paid‑in capital in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of financial condition.

The cumulative amounts of deferred tax assets, payables to Holdings and additional paid‑in capital arising from stock offerings from the date of the IPO through March 31, 2015 were $427 million, $363 million and $64 million, respectively. Amounts payable under the Tax Receivable Agreement are payable to Holdings annually following the filing of IBG, Inc.’s federal income tax return. The Company has paid Holdings a cumulative total of $86 million through March 31, 2015 pursuant to the terms of the Tax Receivable Agreement.

The Exchange Agreement, as amended June 6, 2012, provides for future redemptions of member interests and for the purchase of member interests in IBG LLC by IBG, Inc. from Holdings, which could result in IBG, Inc. acquiring the remaining member interests in IBG LLC that it does not own. On an annual basis, holders of Holdings member interests are able to request redemption of such member interests over a minimum eight (8) year period following the IPO; 12.5% annually for seven (7) years and 2.5% in the eighth year.

At the time of IBG, Inc.’s IPO in 2007, three hundred sixty (360) million shares of authorized common stock were reserved for future sales and redemptions. From 2008 through 2010, Holdings redeemed 5,013,259 IBG LLC shares with a total value of $114.0 million, which redemptions were funded using cash on hand at IBG LLC. Upon cash redemption these IBG LLC shares were retired. From 2011 through 2014, IBG, Inc. issued 8,025,517 shares of common stock directly to Holdings in exchange for an equivalent number of shares of member interests in IBG LLC.

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As a consequence of these redemption transactions, and distribution of shares to employees (see Note 9), IBG, Inc.s interest in IBG LLC has increased to approximately 14.5%, with Holdings owning the remaining 85.5% as of March 31, 2015.  The redemptions also resulted in an increase in the Holdings interest held by Thomas Peterffy and his affiliates from approximately 84.6% at the IPO to approximately 88.0% as of March 31, 2015.

Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated utilizing net income available for common stockholders divided by the weighted average number of shares of Class A and Class B common stock outstanding for that period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions, except for shares or per share amounts)

Basic earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) available for common stockholers

 

$

(13)

 

$

19 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A

 

 

58,473,248 

 

 

54,664,125 

Class B

 

 

100 

 

 

100 

 

 

 

58,473,348 

 

 

54,664,225 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

(0.22)

 

$

0.35 

 

Diluted earnings per share are calculated utilizing the Company’s basic net income available for common stockholders divided by diluted weighted average shares outstanding with no adjustments to net income available to common stockholders for potentially dilutive common shares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions, except for shares or per share amounts)

Diluted earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) available for common stockholders

 

$

(13)

 

$

19 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued and outstanding

 

 

58,473,248 

 

 

54,664,125 

Potentially dilutive common shares (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuable pursuant to employee incentive plans

 

 

 —

 

 

1,182,308 

Class B

 

 

100 

 

 

100 

 

 

 

58,473,348 

 

 

56,041,282 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

(0.22)

 

$

0.34 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(1)

For the three months ended March, 31, 2015, weighted average shares issuable pursuant to employee incentive plans of 1,355,984 were not included in the computation of dilutive earnings per shares because they were anti-dilutive. 

 

Member Distributions and Stockholder Dividends

During the three months ended March 31, 2015,  IBG LLC made distributions totaling $41 million to its members, of which IBG, Inc.s proportionate share was $6 million. In March 2015, the Company paid cash dividends of $0.10 per share of common stock, totaling $6 million.

On April 21, 2015, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per common share, payable on June 12, 2015 to stockholders of record as of June 1, 2015.    

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5.   Comprehensive Income

The following table presents comprehensive income and earnings per share on comprehensive income.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions, except for shares or per share amounts)

Comprehensive income (loss) available for common stockholders

 

$

(14)

 

$

19 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share on comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.24)

 

$

0.36 

Diluted

 

$

(0.24)

 

$

0.35 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

58,473,348 

 

 

54,664,225 

Diluted

 

 

58,473,348 

 

 

56,041,282 

 

 

 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

6.   Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities

Financial Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

The following tables set forth, by level within the fair value hierarchy (see Note 2), financial assets and liabilities, primarily financial instruments owned, at fair value, financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value, and other assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014. As required by ASC Topic 820, financial assets and financial liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the respective fair value measurement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Assets At Fair Value as of March 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions)

Securities segregated for regulatory purposes

 

$

9,240 

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

9,240 

Financial instruments owned, at fair value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stocks

 

 

1,902 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

1,902 

Options

 

 

1,187 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

1,187 

Warrants and discount certificates

 

 

82 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

82 

U.S. and foreign government securities

 

 

300 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

300 

Currency forward contracts

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

Total financial instruments owned, at fair value

 

 

3,471 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

3,473 

Other fair value investments, included in other assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stocks and options

 

 

41 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

41 

Corporate and municipal bonds

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

Total other fair value investments, included in other assets

 

 

41 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

44 

Total financial assets at fair value

 

$

12,752 

 

$

 

$

 —

 

$

12,757 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Liabilities At Fair Value as of March 31, 2015

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in millions)

Financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stocks

 

$

1,034 

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

1,034 

Options

 

 

1,199 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

1,199 

Warrants and discount certificates

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

Currency forward contracts

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

Total financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value

 

 

2,236 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

2,238 

Other fair value liabilities, included in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stocks and options

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

Currency forward contracts

 

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total other fair value liabilities, included in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 —

 

 

11 

Total financial liabilities at fair value

 

$

2,245 

 

$

 

$

 —

 

$

2,249 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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