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Interactive Brokers reported better than expected second quarter earnings after the close Tuesday as did its competitor Charles Schwab $SCHW earlier. $IBKR saw huge jumps in revenue from brokerage and interest from higher margin trading.

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The increased volatilty and higher Fed Funds rate means higher commission and interest income.


EPS of 58 cents on revenue of $445 million beating estimates of 53 cents a share on revenue of $437 million as volatity in the stock bull market continued to pick up.

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. NASDAQ: $IBKR

Market Summary > After hours 64.90 +0.21 (0.32%)

Note: $IBKR Closed at $64.69 USD +2.00 (+3.19%) Jul 17, 2018 prior to the report largely on the back of $SCHW strong earnings report. (see link below)


  • Electronic brokerage revenue rose 32.6% to $443 million.
  • Customer equity grew 29% to $134.7 billion
  • Customer debits increased 27% to $28.8 billion.
  • Accounts grew 27% to 542,000
  • Total daily average revenue trades rose 19% to 797,000.
  • Net interest income grew 45% as average customer credit and margin loan balances with benchmark interest rates increased from a year ago.
  • Commission revenue rose 16% on higher customer volumes in futures and options trading.

The brokers follow the earnings from the money center banks JPMorgan $JPM, Wells Fargo $WFC and PNC Financial $PNC which all announced big jumps in revenue.

See: Charles Schwab Earnings Surge With Record Trading Volumes and Revenue

Source: Interactive Brokers

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