Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc on Wednesday reported a higher fourth-quarter profit, helped by increased revenue from recent acquisitions.
Net income attributable to Nasdaq totaled $141-million, or 81 cents per share, up from $85-million, or 50 cents per share, a year earlier.
Not including one-time items, the New York-based company earned 69 cents per share, topping the consensus of analysts by 2 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue rose 23 per cent to $520-million.
Nasdaq last year closed a $390-million deal to buy Thomson Reuters Corp’s investor relations, public relations and multimedia services businesses.
It also financed a $750-million deal to buy eSpeed, the electronic Treasuries-trading platform, from BGC Partners Inc , giving it a foothold in fixed income.
Market services revenues, which include derivatives, cash equities, fixed income and access and broker services, rose 9 per cent to $204-million.
Technology solutions revenues, which include corporate solutions and market technology, rose 89 per cent to $149, helped by the Thomson Reuters deal.
Information services revenues, which include market data and index licensing and services, rose 10 per cent to $109-million.
Listing services revenues were up 2 per cent to $58-million.