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Cboe International Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE) at the moment reported monetary outcomes for the 2018 fourth quarter and full yr.

Consolidated outcomes for the yr ended December 31, 2017 embrace Bats International Markets, Inc. (Bats) for the interval March 1 via December 31, 2017.  Cboe accomplished its acquisition of Bats on February 28, 2017.

“Our report outcomes have been fueled by progress throughout all of our enterprise
segments and, most notably, in our suite of proprietary merchandise,” stated Edward T. Tilly,
Cboe International Markets Chairman, President and Chief Government Officer. 
“Moreover, we continued to make regular progress in the direction of attaining
our synergy targets whereas remaining targeted on executing our strategic
initiatives and defining markets to serve buyers globally, as
demonstrated by our introduced rollout of Cboe Choose Sector Index
Choices on 11 business sectors that comprise the S&P 500 index.  We
are well-positioned to proceed to ship worth to our clients and
shareholders.  An incredible workforce effort made 2018’s document outcomes
potential and we’re very enthusiastic about all that we will accomplish in
2019, together with the ultimate part of our multi-year know-how migration,
which we plan to finish in October,” Mr. Tilly added.

“Our report monetary outcomes for the fourth quarter and the yr
underscore the working leverage inherent in our enterprise mannequin when
top-line progress is coupled with constant expense self-discipline. Our internet
income grew by 26 % and 22 % for the fourth quarter and the
yr, respectively, accompanied by an adjusted working margin of 66.6
% for the fourth quarter and 64.9 % for the yr,
reflecting progress of six proportion factors and almost 4 proportion
factors, respectively,” stated Brian Schell,
Cboe International Markets Government Vice President, Chief Monetary Officer
and Treasurer.  “Moreover, our robust working outcomes allowed us
to strengthen our stability sheet whereas nonetheless returning $271.2 million to shareholders by way of dividends and share repurchases in 2018,” Mr. Schell added.

*All comparisons are fourth quarter or the yr 2018 in comparison with the identical interval in 2017.
(1)A
full reconciliation of our non-GAAP outcomes to our GAAP outcomes is
included within the hooked up tables. See “Non-GAAP Info” within the
accompanying monetary tables.

Consolidated Fourth Quarter Outcomes -Desk 1
Desk
1 under presents abstract chosen unaudited condensed consolidated
monetary info for the corporate as reported and on an adjusted
foundation for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.

Desk 1
Consolidated Fourth Quarter Outcomes 4Q18 4Q17
($ in tens of millions besides per share knowledge) 4Q18 4Q17 Change Adjusted1 Adjusted1 Change
Complete Revenues Much less Value of Revenues $ 334.four $ 265.6 26 % $ 334.four $ 265.6 26 %
Complete Working Bills $ 158.zero $ 156.9 1 % $ 111.eight $ 105.zero 6 %
Working Revenue $ 176.four $ 108.7 62 % $ 222.6 $ 160.6 39 %
Working Margin %   52.eight % 40.9 % 1190 bps 66.6 % 60.5 % 610 bps
Internet Revenue Allotted to Widespread Stockholders $ 137.three $ 254.6 (46) % $ 171.6 $ 97.7 76 %
Diluted EPS $ 1.23 $ 2.26 (46) % $ 1.54 $ zero.87 77 %
EBITDA $ 233.four $ 167.9 39 % $ 240.2 $ 176.eight 36 %
EBITDA Margin %   69.eight % 63.2 % 660 bps 71.eight % 66.6 % 520 bps
  • Complete revenues much less value of revenues (known as “internet income”) have been $334.four million, up 26 % from $265.6 million within the prior-year interval, reflecting progress in every enterprise phase.
  • Complete working bills have been $158.zero million versus $156.9 million within the fourth quarter of 2017. Adjusted working expenses¹ have been $111.eight million versus $105.zero million
    within the fourth quarter of 2017, primarily reflecting a rise in
    compensation and advantages because of elevated monetary
    efficiency.
  • Working revenue grew by 62 % to $176.four million and adjusted working income¹ grew by 39 % to $222.6 million.
  • The working margin for the fourth quarter was 52.eight %. The
    adjusted working margin¹ elevated to 66.6 % from 60.5 %
    within the fourth quarter of 2017, reflecting elevated working leverage
    from a better income base.
  • Revenue tax expense of $37.three million for the fourth quarter was $190.three million larger than final yr primarily because of the tax advantages acknowledged from the enactment of company tax reform in 2017.
  • Diluted EPS for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $1.23. Adjusted diluted EPS1 was $1.54, up 77 % in comparison with 2017’s fourth quarter.

Enterprise Phase Info:

Desk 2
Complete Revenues Much less Value of Revenues by
Enterprise Phase
(in tens of millions) 4Q18 4Q17 Change
Choices $ 174.5 $ 130.zero 34 %
U.S. Equities 81.5 69.zero 18 %
Futures 40.four 35.6 13 %
European Equities 24.three 18.eight 29 %
International FX 13.7 12.zero 14 %
Company zero.zero zero.2 (100) %
Complete $ 334.four $ 265.6 26 %
(1)A
full reconciliation of our non-GAAP outcomes to our GAAP outcomes is
included within the hooked up tables. See “Non-GAAP Info” within the
accompanying monetary tables.

Dialogue of Outcomes by Enterprise Phase:

Choices:

  • Choices internet income of $174.5 million was up $44.5 million
    or 34 % from the fourth quarter of 2017, primarily resulting from progress
    in internet transaction charges pushed by greater buying and selling quantity and income per
    contract (RPC) in each index choices and multiply-listed choices, with
    SPX choices setting a brand new quarterly buying and selling report.
  • Internet transaction fees¹ elevated $46.1 million
    or 44 %, as complete choices common every day quantity (ADV) grew 23
    % and the RPC elevated 17 % for the fourth quarter. The RPC
    improve displays RPC progress in multiply-listed choices and index
    choices of 48 % and 10 %, respectively.
  • Cboe’s Choices enterprise had market share of 38.four % for the
    fourth quarter of 2018 in comparison with 40.5 % within the fourth quarter of
    2017.

U.S. Equities:

  • U.S. Equities internet income of $81.5 million was up $12.5 million
    or 18 %, primarily because of larger internet transaction charges, pushed by a
    33 % improve in ADV and a 24 % improve in internet seize.
  • Cboe’s U.S. Equities enterprise had market share of 17.eight % for
    the fourth quarter of 2018 in comparison with 18.5 % within the fourth
    quarter of 2017.

Futures:

  • Futures internet income of $40.four million elevated $four.eight million or 13 %, primarily because of larger internet transaction charges.
  • Internet transaction fees¹ elevated $four.zero million
    or 12 %, on account of an 18 % improve in VIX futures ADV, offset
    considerably by a 6 % decline in futures RPC, primarily ensuing
    from a shift within the mixture of buying and selling quantity.

European Equities:

  • Internet income of $24.three million for
    European Equities elevated 29 %, reflecting progress in each internet
    transaction charges and non-transaction income. Common every day notional
    worth (ADNV) traded in the course of the quarter was €10.6 billion, up 19 %
    from final yr’s fourth quarter, with internet seize up 13 %,
    reflecting a better mixture of periodic auctions quantity and Cboe LIS (Giant
    in Scale) buying and selling.
  • For the fourth quarter of 2018, Cboe Europe Equities retained its
    place as the most important Pan-European inventory change with 22.7 %
    market share, up from 20.three % within the fourth quarter of 2017.

International FX:

  • International FX internet income of $13.7 million elevated $1.7 million
    or 14 %, primarily because of larger internet transaction charges in contrast
    with the fourth quarter of 2017. ADNV traded on the Cboe FX platform was
    $35.1 billion for the quarter, up eight % from final yr’s fourth quarter.
  • Cboe FX market share elevated to 15.three % from 14.9 % within the fourth quarter of 2017.

 (1)A full reconciliation of our non-GAAP
outcomes to our GAAP outcomes is included within the hooked up tables. See
“Non-GAAP Info” within the accompanying monetary tables.

2019 Fiscal Yr Monetary Steerage

The corporate offered the next steerage for the 2019 fiscal yr:

  • Adjusted working bills are anticipated to be in a variety of $420 to $428 million, representing a projected decline of two % to a nominal improve in comparison with 2018’s adjusted working bills of $426.eight million. The steerage excludes the amortization of acquired intangible belongings of $138 million, which the corporate plans to incorporate in its non-GAAP reconciliation.²
  • Depreciation and amortization expense, which is included in
    adjusted working bills above, is predicted to be within the vary of $35 to $40 million, excluding the amortization of acquired intangible belongings of $138 million.
  • The efficient tax rate² on adjusted earnings for the complete yr is
    anticipated to be within the vary of 27 to 29 %. Vital modifications in
    buying and selling quantity, bills, federal, state and native tax legal guidelines or charges and
    different gadgets might materially influence this expectation.
  • Capital expenditures are anticipated to be within the vary of $50 to $55 million.

(2)Particular quantifications of the quantities that
can be required to reconcile the corporate’s adjusted working bills
steerage and the efficient tax price on adjusted earnings steerage are
not out there. The corporate believes that there’s uncertainty and
unpredictability with respect to sure of its GAAP measures, primarily
associated to acquisition-related bills that might be required to
reconcile to GAAP working bills and GAAP efficient tax price, which
preclude the corporate from offering correct steerage on sure
forward-looking GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations. The corporate believes
that offering estimates of the quantities that may be required to
reconcile the vary of the corporate’s adjusted working bills and the
efficient tax price on adjusted earnings would suggest a level of
precision that may be complicated or deceptive to buyers for the
causes recognized above.

Capital Administration

The corporate paid money dividends of $34.7 million, or $zero.31 per share, through the fourth quarter of 2018.  For the complete yr 2018, the corporate paid money dividends of $130.three million and utilized $140.9 million to repurchase 1.three million shares of its widespread inventory beneath its share repurchase program at a mean worth of $104.52 per share.  As of December 31, 2018, the corporate had roughly $206.1 million of availability remaining underneath its present share repurchase authorizations.

At December 31, 2018, the corporate had adjusted money and monetary investments¹ of $257.7 million.  Complete debt as of December 31, 2018 was $1.2 billion.

Earnings Convention Name

Executives of Cboe International Markets will host a convention name to evaluate its fourth-quarter monetary outcomes at this time, February eight, 2019,
at eight:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. CT. The convention name and any accompanying
slides will probably be publicly obtainable by way of reside webcast from the Investor
Relations part of the corporate’s web site at www.cboe.com underneath Occasions & Shows. Members may additionally pay attention by way of phone by dialing (877) 255‑4313 from the USA, (866) 450‑4696 from Canada
or (412) 317‑5466 for worldwide callers. Phone members
ought to place calls 10 minutes previous to the beginning of the decision. The
webcast can be archived on the corporate’s web site for replay. A
phone replay of the earnings name additionally can be obtainable from
roughly 11:00 a.m. CT, February eight, 2019, by way of 11:00 p.m. CT, February 15, 2019, by calling (877) 344‑7529 from the U.S., (855) 669‑9658 from Canada or (412) 317‑0088 for worldwide callers, utilizing replay code 10126940.

(1)A full reconciliation of our non-GAAP outcomes
to our GAAP outcomes is included within the hooked up tables. See “Non-GAAP
Info” within the accompanying monetary tables.

About Cboe International Markets

Cboe International Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE) is among the world’s largest
change holding corporations, providing cutting-edge buying and selling and funding
options to buyers around the globe. The corporate is dedicated to
relentless innovation, connecting international markets with world-class
know-how, and offering seamless options that improve the client
expertise.

Cboe provides buying and selling throughout a various vary of merchandise in a number of
asset courses and geographies, together with choices, futures, U.S. and
European equities, exchange-traded merchandise (ETPs), international overseas
trade (FX) and multi-asset volatility merchandise based mostly on the Cboe
Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world’s barometer for fairness market
volatility.

Cboe’s buying and selling venues embrace the most important choices trade within the U.S. and the most important inventory change by worth traded in Europe.
As well as, the corporate is likely one of the largest inventory trade operators
within the U.S. and a number one market globally for ETP buying and selling.

The corporate is headquartered in Chicago with workplaces in Kansas Metropolis, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong and Ecuador. For extra info, go to www.cboe.com.

Cautionary Statements Relating to Ahead-Wanting Info

This press launch accommodates forward-looking statements inside the
which means of the Personal Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that
contain quite a lot of dangers and uncertainties. You possibly can determine these
statements by forward-looking phrases similar to “might,” “may,” “ought to,”
“anticipate,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “consider,” “estimate,” “predict,”
“potential” or “proceed,” and the unfavourable of those phrases and different
comparable terminology. All statements that mirror our expectations,
assumptions or projections concerning the future aside from statements of
historic reality are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements, that are topic to recognized and unknown dangers, uncertainties
and assumptions about us, might embrace projections of our future
monetary efficiency based mostly on our progress methods and anticipated
developments in our enterprise. These statements are solely predictions based mostly on
our present expectations and projections about future occasions. There are
necessary elements that would trigger our precise outcomes, degree of
exercise, efficiency or achievements to vary materially from these
expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

We function in a really aggressive and quickly altering surroundings.
New dangers and uncertainties emerge occasionally, and it isn’t
attainable to foretell all dangers and uncertainties, nor can we assess the
impression of all elements on our enterprise or the extent to which any issue,
or mixture of things, might trigger precise outcomes to vary
materially from these contained in any forward-looking statements.

Some elements that would trigger precise outcomes to vary embrace: the
lack of our proper to solely listing and commerce sure index choices
and futures merchandise; financial, political and market circumstances;
compliance with authorized and regulatory obligations; worth competitors and
consolidation in our business; decreases in buying and selling volumes, market knowledge
charges or a shift within the mixture of merchandise traded on our exchanges;
legislative or regulatory modifications; growing competitors by overseas and
home entities; our dependence on and publicity to danger from third
events; our index suppliers’ means to take care of the standard and
integrity of their indexes and to carry out beneath our agreements; our
capability to function our enterprise with out violating the mental
property rights of others and the prices related to defending our
mental property rights; our capacity to draw and retain expert
administration and different personnel, together with these skilled with
post-acquisition integration; our potential to accommodate buying and selling quantity
and transaction visitors, together with vital will increase, with out
failure or degradation of efficiency of our techniques; our means to
shield our methods and communication networks from safety dangers,
together with cyber-attacks and unauthorized disclosure of confidential
info; challenges to our use of open supply software program code; our
potential to satisfy our compliance obligations, together with managing potential
conflicts between our regulatory obligations and our for-profit
standing; injury to our popularity; the power of our compliance and danger
administration strategies to successfully monitor and handle our dangers; our
potential to handle our progress and strategic acquisitions or alliances
successfully; unanticipated difficulties or expenditures referring to the
acquisition of Bats International Markets, Inc., together with, with out limitation,
difficulties that end result within the failure to comprehend anticipated synergies,
accretion, efficiencies and price financial savings from the acquisition inside the
anticipated time interval (if in any respect), whether or not in reference to
integration, migrating buying and selling platforms, broadening distribution of
product choices or in any other case; restrictions imposed by our debt
obligations; our capacity to take care of an funding grade credit standing;
potential difficulties in our migration of buying and selling platforms and our
potential to retain staff because of the acquisition; and the
accuracy of our estimates and expectations. Extra detailed info
about elements which will have an effect on our precise outcomes to vary could also be discovered
in our filings with the SEC, together with in our Annual Report on Type 10-Okay
for the yr ended December 31, 2017 and different filings made every now and then with the SEC.

We don’t undertake, and we expressly disclaim, any obligation to replace
any forward-looking assertion whether or not because of new info,
future occasions or in any other case, besides as required by regulation. Readers are
cautioned to not place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which converse solely as of the date hereof.

The condensed consolidated statements of revenue and stability sheets are unaudited and topic to reclassification.

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S. Jack Heffernan Ph.D. Funds Supervisor at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of buying and selling expertise in Asia and palms on expertise in Enterprise Capital, he has been concerned in a number of begin ups which have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that attain a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen begin ups in Mining, Delivery, Know-how and Monetary Providers.

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