Euronext publishes Q2 2018 results



Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London and Paris – 3 August 2018 – Today Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone with 1,300 listed issuers, announces its results for the second quarter of 2018.

Solid performance for the second quarter of 2018

  • Increase in revenue to €157.3 million (+14.6%[1]):
    • Listing revenue of €28.4 million up +20.3%, resulting from the consolidation of Euronext Dublin and improved primary markets, offsetting a moderate activity in secondary markets
    • Cash trading revenue at €53.9 million up +7.1%, thanks to a sustained market share, at 66.1%, efficient yield management, at 0.51bps, and stable volumes (Cash ADV at €8.4bn, down -2.5%)
    • Market data and indices revenue of €29.4 million up +12.9%
    • Growing contribution to the Group’s revenue from revenue diversification initiatives with Euronext Dublin contributing €8.7 million, FastMatch €5.6 million and Agility for Growth initiatives €4.0 million
  • EBITDA up, at €88.6 million (+11.9%), with a 56.3% margin (-1.4pts)
    • EBITDA margin for core business[2] and Agility for Growth, excluding clearing, at 60.0%[3] (up +1.2pts compared to Q2 2017)
    • €18.8 million of cumulated core business gross efficiencies achieved since Q2 2016 thanks to continued cost discipline
    • Group costs up due to recent acquisitions (Euronext Dublin and FastMatch) and transactions costs, while core business costs down
  • Growth in EPS (basic) to €0.81 (+4.9%). Adjusted EPS at €0.90[4] (+13.8%)
    • Net income, share of the Group, at €56.6 million up +5.0%: strong cost discipline and incremental contribution from LCH SA equity stake offsetting higher exceptional costs

First half of 2018 EBITDA up, at €176.7 million (+18.1%) and EBITDA margin at 58.1% (+1.4pts compared to H1 2017)


Successful migration of Euronext cash markets to Optiq®

  • Optiq®, the new proprietary trading platform brings a tenfold increase in capacity, cutting-edge performance in terms of latency and optimized hardware footprint. The migration follows the implementation of the Market Data Gateway in July 2017 and the migration of fixed-income instruments to the platform in April 2018


Key figures - in €m, unless stated otherwise

Q2 2018

Q2 2017

% change

H1 2018

H1 2017

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Operational expenses excluding D&A














EBITDA margin



-1.4 pts



+1.4 pts

Net income, share of the Group







EPS (adjusted)4







Stéphane Boujnah, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext, said:

“In the second quarter of 2018, Euronext reached a historical milestone with the migration of its cash markets to Optiq®, our new state-of-the art trading platform. Optiq® provides our clients with cutting-edge performance in terms of latency as well as time to market and flexibility while allowing for optimized hardware footprint. Our new proprietary trading platform enhances our agility and independence, strengthens the value proposition of our federal model, and fosters innovation.

The second quarter also saw the first contribution from Euronext Dublin, that diversifies our revenue profile, strengthens our listing franchise and positions Euronext as the world leading listing venue for debt. Our teams are now working on the integration that is progressing as planned.

Thanks to its continued cost discipline, Euronext achieved a 56.3% EBITDA margin at Group level, while delivering on these major projects. Within the scope of our strategic plan, this translates into a 60.0% EBITDA margin for core business and Agility for Growth initiatives, excluding clearing and new perimeter, for the quarter, and a 61.8% EBITDA margin for the first half of 2018”


[1] Unless stated otherwise, percentages compare Q2 2018 data to Q2 2017 data

[2] Core business refers to the perimeter of Euronext as of May 2016 excluding clearing

[3] Scope used for the 61-63% EBITDA margin 2019 target of Agility for Growth strategic plan (see press release published on 19 February 2018 available on

[4] Definition in appendix

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About Euronext 
Euronext is the leading pan-European market infrastructure, connecting European economies to global capital markets, to accelerate innovation and sustainable growth. It operates regulated exchanges in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. With more than 1,900 listed issuers and around €6.5 trillion in market capitalisation as of end June 2023, it has an unmatched blue-chip franchise and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets, one of Europe’s leading electronic fixed income trading markets and is the largest centre for debt and funds listings in the world. Its total product offering includes Equities, FX, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. The Group provides a multi-asset clearing house through Euronext Clearing, and custody and settlement services through Euronext Securities central securities depositories in Denmark, Italy, Norway and Portugal. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, it also operates a number of junior markets, simplifying access to listing for SMEs.  
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