Chicago Board Options Exchange Global Markets headquarters building in Chicago

Exchange operator CBOE profit beats estimates on robust trading volumes

(Reuters) -CBOE Global Markets Inc topped first-quarter profit expectations on Friday, as growth in transaction volumes for the exchange operator resulted in higher fees from trading options.

Net income, excluding one-time expenses, rose to $184.3 million, or $1.73 per share, in the three months ended March from $164.8 million, or $1.53 per share, a year ago. Analysts on average expected the company to earn $1.68 a share, according to Refinitiv data.

CBOE, however, posted a 3.6% drop in total revenue to $974.5 million as revenue from North American equities trading fell 3%.

Options trading revenue rose 21% and futures revenue was up 2% from a year earlier, when the exchange operator saw record volumes at the peak of the pandemic.

CBOE provides trading platforms and products in equities, derivatives and foreign exchange across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

(Reporting by Mehnaz Yasmin in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel and Arun Koyyur)