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Financial results

Financial review 2016-17

  • Net operating income down £8.6 million (5%) to £160.8 million
  • Profit before tax down £4.9 million (9%) and underlying profit before tax down £13.9 million (22%) to £48.5 million
  • Profit before tax margin down 1.4% and underlying profit before tax margin down 6.7% to 30.1%
  • Active clients up 2,753 (5%) to 60,082 and revenue per active client down £311 (11%) to £2,517
  • Value of client trades down 3%, to £2,016 billion
  • Earnings per share and underlying earnings per share down 9% and 24% respectively to 13.7 pence

Revenue growth and operating effectiveness

Net operating income

Profit before tax and underlying PBT

Client value generation and client quality

Active clients and revenue per active client

Value of trades and number of trades

Delivery of shareholder value and returns

Profit after tax

Dividend per share and earnings per share (pence)

  1. Net operating income represents total revenue net of introducing partners commissions and spread betting levies
  2. Underlying figures represent PBT before exceptional items.
  3. Active clients represent those individual clients who have traded with or held CFD or spread bet positions with CMC Markets on at least one occasion during the financial year
  4. Net revenue generated from CFD and spread bet active clients
  5. Value of client trades represents the notional value of trades
  6. Ordinary dividends paid/proposed relating to the financial year

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