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First Quarter Revenue Update

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IG Group Holdings plc
15 September 2022

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15 September 2022

LEI No: 2138003A5Q1M7ANOUD76

First Quarter Revenue Update


'IG delivered a solid first quarter revenue performance positioning us well for the year ahead and supporting our medium-term growth targets.'


IG Group Holdings plc ("IG", "the Group", "the Company"), a leading global fintech company, today issues its scheduled revenue update for the three months to 31 August 2022 ("Q1 FY23"), representing the first quarter of the financial year ending 31 May 2023 ("FY23").


Business performance

-      Total revenue for the quarter increased 11% to £241.8 million (Q1 FY22: £218.3 million). On a pro forma basis, which includes a full quarter of revenue from tastytrade in the comparative period, total revenue was up 7%.


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1 Presented on a continuing operations basis, excluding Nadex

2 Excludes £5.8 million of foreign exchange hedging gain associated with the financing of the tastytrade acquisition


-     Core Markets+ total revenue increased to £200.3 million in the quarter (Q1 FY22: £191.7 million), up 5%, as our high-quality client base continued to actively trade through the period.

-    Japan continued to deliver strong revenue growth of 24% year over year, while the UK, EU, Australia and Emerging Markets also saw higher revenue over the same period.

-     High Potential Markets total revenue was £41.5 million in the quarter (Q1 FY22: £26.6 million), up 56%, reflecting an additional month of tastytrade as well as strong growth rates in Spectrum and IG US. On a pro forma basis, High Potential Markets total revenue growth was 18%.

-      tastytrade total revenue grew by 62%, or 15% on a pro forma basis. On a constant currency basis, pro forma total revenue increased to $41.1 million, up 1%, driven by additional interest income, offset by a reduction in trading revenue reflecting softer market conditions in the period. As part of our ongoing integration programme, a new Chief Marketing Officer for IG North America has been hired, to develop and expand our marketing and branding capabilities in the US market.

-      Spectrum revenue continued to see significant growth year over year, driven by increases in both active clients, and revenue per client.

Total active clients across all markets and products in the quarter were 279,300, in line with prior year, (Q1 FY22: 279,100) reflecting the retention of the significantly increased number of active clients over the past two years.

The Group onboarded 19,200 new clients in the period, down 27% (Q1 FY22: 26,200) as anticipated. The quality of the new clients remains consistent with those onboarded in previous quarters.

In July, the Board announced its new capital allocation framework which balances delivering sustainable returns to shareholders with ongoing investment in the business to execute our growth strategy. As part of the new framework, we announced a £150 million share buyback programme, which commenced during the quarter. As at 13th September, approximately 3.7 million shares have been re-purchased, at a cost of £30.2 million. The programme is expected to be substantially completed in FY23.

The Group remains confident of achieving its medium-term targets for the Core Markets+ and High Potential Markets portfolios.

The Group's next market announcement will be the half year FY23 results, to be released in January 2023.


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About IG

IG Group (LSEG:IGG) is an innovative, global fintech company that delivers dynamic online trading platforms and a robust educational ecosystem to power the pursuit of financial freedom for the ambitious. For nearly five decades, the Company has evolved its technology, risk management, financial products, content, and platforms to meet the needs of its retail and institutional clients. IG continues to innovate its offering for the new generation of tomorrow's investors through its, tastytrade, IG Prime, Spectrum, and DailyFX brands.

Established in 1974, IG Group is a London-headquartered FTSE 250 company offering its clients access to ~19,000 financial markets through its offices spread across Europe, North America, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.


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