FLOW TRADERS Q121 TRADING UPDATE
Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Flow Traders N.V. (Euronext: FLOW) announces its unaudited Q121 trading update
|Net Trading Income||142.2||130.3||142.2||495.0|
|Net Trading Income||142.2||130.3||142.2||495.0|
|Total Operating Expenses||63.0||39.8||63.0||171.2|
|Write offs, tangible assets||-||-||-||-|
|Profit Before Tax||75.5||86.3||75.5||320.1|
|Basic EPS** (€)||1.39||1.47||1.39||5.71|
|Fully diluted EPS*** (€)||1.35||1.41||1.35||5.71|
* Q121 employee expenses not directly comparable with Q420 due to the accounting treatment of the new share plan which was implemented in Q420. Fixed employee expenses were: Q121 - €13.0m; Q420 - €11.9m; Q120 - €11.8m
** Weighted average shares outstanding: Q121 - 44,348,083; Q420 - 45,022,415; Q120 - 45,913,486. 44,306,638 shares outstanding as at 31 March 2021
*** Determined by adjusting the basic EPS for the effects of all dilutive share-based payments to employees
Value Traded Overview
|Flow Traders ETP Value Traded||414.4||370.8||12%||414.4||441.6||(6%)|
|APAC ex China||25.5||17.9||42%||25.5||20.0||(27%)|
|Flow Traders’ non-ETP Value Traded||915||765||20%||915||1,215||(25%)|
|Market ETP Value Traded1||9,313||7,403||26%||9,313||10,948||(15%)|
|APAC ex China||415||380||9%||415||476||(13%)|
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Q121 Regional Highlights
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Repurchase of Shares
Management Board Comments
CEO Dennis Dijkstra stated:
“Once again our robust business continuity plan has ensured that we have functioned as normal throughout the first quarter. The disciplined execution of our strategic growth agenda meant that investments we have made are continuing to yield meaningful returns. This discipline is reflected in our strong cost control and conservative capital position. It was pleasing to successfully complete our registration with the DNB in line with recent regulations relating to cryptocurrency to fiat currency trading. This is in line with our longstanding advocation of increased regulation and transparency for the markets we operate in. In order to drive forward our strategy we need to attract and recruit the best and brightest talent and our success in this regard has continued in 2021. Looking ahead to the end of the second quarter, we will finally see the new IFR/IFD prudential regime apply to Flow Traders. Our assessment of the impact remains the same in that our capital requirements should be markedly lower. It is still envisaged that this capital relief will be partially offset by growth business activities.”
Chief Trading Officer Folkert Joling added:
“We saw a strong trading performance across the board with all desks and regions contributing to our second strongest ever Q1. ETP flows during the quarter were dominated by sector rotations and the continued shift towards ESG investing. We continued to expand and deepen our ETP trading footprint during the quarter and are thoroughly executing our growth strategy of improving pricing and access to fixed income, commodity, crypto and FX markets and this is reflected in this quarter’s performance."
Preliminary Financial Calendar
23 April 2021 AGM
27 April 2021 FY20 final dividend proposed ex-dividend date
28 April 2021 FY20 final dividend proposed record date
30 April 2021 FY20 final dividend proposed payment date
30 June 2021 Start Silent Period ahead of H121 results
23 July 2021 H121 results release (incl. analyst conference call)
17 August 2021 Proposed 2021 interim dividend ex-dividend date
18 August 2021 Proposed 2021 interim dividend record date
20 August 2021 Proposed 2021 interim dividend payment date
Flow Traders N.V.
Jonathan Berger / Investor Relations Officer
Phone: +31 20 7996799
About Flow Traders
Flow Traders is a leading global financial technology-enabled liquidity provider in financial products, historically specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), now expanding into other asset classes. Flow Traders ensures the provision of liquidity to support the uninterrupted functioning of financial markets. This allows investors to continue to buy or sell ETPs or other financial instruments under all market circumstances. We continuously grow our organization, ensuring that our trading desks in Europe, the Americas and Asia can provide liquidity across all major exchanges, globally, 24 hours a day. Founded in 2004, we continue to cultivate the entrepreneurial, innovative and team-oriented culture that has been with us since the beginning.
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Financial objectives are internal objectives of Flow Traders to measure its operational performance and should not be read as indicating that Flow Traders is targeting such metrics for any particular fiscal year. Flow Traders’ ability to achieve these financial objectives is inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond Flow Traders’ control, and upon assumptions with respect to future business decisions that are subject to change. As a result, Flow Traders’ actual results may vary from these financial objectives, and those variations may be material.
Efficiencies are net, before tax and on a run-rate basis, i.e. taking into account the full-year impact of any measure to be undertaken before the end of the period mentioned. The expected operating efficiencies and cost savings were prepared on the basis of a number of assumptions, projections and estimates, many of which depend on factors that are beyond Flow Traders’ control. These assumptions, projections and estimates are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and actual results may differ, perhaps materially, from those projected. Flow Traders cannot provide any assurance that these assumptions are correct and that these projections and estimates will reflect Flow Traders’ actual results of operations.
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