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GAIN Capital Reports Results for the Second Quarter
Jul 28, 2011 (04:07 PM EDT)
- Sequential Revenue Growth of 38% -
- Adjusted Net Income of $11.2 Million, Compared to $2.5 Million in Q1 2011 -
- Adjusted EPS of $0.29 -
BEDMINSTER, N.J., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP), a leading global provider of online trading services, today announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.
"We are pleased to report solid financial and operating results for the second quarter. Improved revenue capture enabled us to increase net revenue by 38% sequentially, and our second quarter adjusted net income margin of 20% demonstrates the significant operating leverage inherent in GAIN's business model," commented Glenn Stevens, Chief Executive Officer.
"We remain confident in our plan for the second half of the year. GAIN operates in an industry with an average daily turnover of $4 trillion whose fundamentals remain strong, and we will continue to build upon our leadership position. To do this, we are actively investing in geographic expansion, with a focus on increasing our presence in the high-growth EMEA and Asian markets. The new release of our retail platform, FOREXTrader PRO, provides customers with automated trading capabilities, while our growing mobile offering includes solutions for Android and iPhone devices, with our iPad application due for release in the third quarter. At the same time, we are continuously evolving our institutional product offerings, and recently launched new products and features on GAIN GTX. We also have a strong pipeline of complementary M&A opportunities and strategic alliances under review," Mr. Stevens concluded.
(*See below for reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures)
GAIN Capital will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET. Those wishing to listen to the call should dial 1.866.700.6067 in the United States or +1.617.213.8834 from elsewhere, and enter the passcode 87114523# at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the call, as well as PDF copies of this release and an accompanying presentation, will also be available on the Investor Relations section of the GAIN Capital website.
The audio replay will be available for one week after the call by dialing 1.888.286.8010 in the United States or +1.617.801.6888 from elsewhere, and entering passcode 64029435#. The replay will be available starting approximately two hours after the completion of the conference call.
About GAIN Capital
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) is a global provider of online trading services. GAIN's innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange (forex or FX), contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products, to a diverse client base of retail and institutional investors.
A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital operates FOREX.com®, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry. GAIN's other businesses include GAIN GTX, a fully independent FX ECN for hedge funds and institutions, and GAIN Securities, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC) a licensed U.S. broker-dealer.
GAIN Capital and its affiliates have offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Singapore and Seoul.
For company information, visit www.gaincapital.com.
(*) Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income:
GAIN Capital's previously outstanding Convertible, Redeemable Preferred Stock Series A, Series B, Series C, Series D, and Series E contained a redemption feature which allowed the holders of our preferred stock at any time on or after March 31, 2011 to require us to repurchase such securities. We had determined that this redemption feature effectively provided such holders with an embedded option derivative meeting the definition of an "embedded derivative" pursuant to FASB ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging. Consequently, the embedded derivative was required to be bifurcated and accounted for separately. This redemption feature and related accounting treatment was no longer required to be recognized following conversion of all of our outstanding preferred stock into common stock in connection with our IPO. Historically, in accordance with FASB ASC 815, we adjusted the carrying value of the embedded derivative to the fair value of our Company at each reporting date, based upon the Black-Scholes options pricing model, and reported the preferred stock embedded derivative liability on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet, with changes in fair value recorded in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Historically, this impacted our net income, but did not affect our cash flow generation or operating performance. The embedded derivative caused our earnings to fluctuate, but in our view was not indicative of our historical or expected future operating performance.
Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure and represents our net income/(loss) excluding (i) the change in fair value of the embedded derivative in our preferred stock, for periods prior to 2011, and (ii) the after-tax impact of amortization of purchased intangibles. As noted above, the embedded derivative in our preferred stock was extinguished at the time of our IPO. Accordingly, beginning in 2011, we no longer include an adjustment for changes in fair value of the embedded derivative and adjusted net income represents our net income excluding only the after-tax impact of amortization of purchased intangibles. This non-GAAP financial measure has certain limitations, including that it does not have a standardized meaning and, therefore, our definition may be different from similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and/or analysts. Thus, it may be more difficult to compare our financial performance to that of other companies.
Forward Looking Statement:
In addition to historical information, this earnings release contains "forward-looking" statements that reflect management's expectations for the future. A variety of important factors could cause results to differ materially from such statements. These factors are noted throughout GAIN Capital's annual report on form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2011, and include, but are not limited to, the actions of both current and potential new competitors, fluctuations in market trading volumes, financial market volatility, evolving industry regulations, errors or malfunctions in our systems or technology, rapid changes in technology, effects of inflation, customer trading patterns, the success of our products and service offerings, our ability to continue to innovate and meet the demands of our customers for new or enhanced products, our ability to successfully integrate assets and companies we have acquired, changes in tax policy or accounting rules, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, adverse changes or volatility in interest rates, as well as general economic, business, credit and financial market conditions, internationally or nationally. The forward-looking statements included herein represent GAIN Capital's views as of the date of this release. GAIN Capital undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason unless required by law.
SOURCE GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.