Interactive Brokers, one of the largest electronic trading platforms globally, has recently released its metrics for July 2023, showcasing its continued growth and expansion in the financial industry. The company reported a significant 19% year-over-year (YoY) increase in client accounts, bringing the total number of accounts to an impressive 2.33 million. While this YoY growth is commendable, the month-over-month (MoM) expansion was more modest, standing at 2%.
Despite the varying growth rates, Interactive Brokers demonstrated consistent growth in ending client equity, which soared by 23% compared to the same period last year, amounting to a staggering $386.2 billion. However, compared to the previous month, the growth in client equity was a more subdued 2%.
Similarly, other key metrics, such as ending client margin loan balances and ending client credit balances, reported moderate increases. Ending client margin loan balances rose by 2% YoY and 3% MoM, reaching $43.2 billion, while ending client credit balances settled at $98.8 billion. Though nearly unchanged from the prior month, ending client credit balances surged 5% higher compared to the same period last year.
In addition to these figures, Interactive Brokerage’s daily average revenue trades (DARTs) grew by only 2% MoM in July, totaling 1.991 million. However, in a more encouraging comparison, the DARTs increased by 9% when compared to July 2022.
In June, the brokerage managed a total of 2.29 million accounts, with client equity amounting to $365 billion. Ending client margin loan balances and ending client credit balances were reported at $41.9 billion and $98.9 billion, respectively.
Despite facing quarter-over-quarter declines in net revenue, income before tax, profit margin, and earnings per share (EPS) last month, Interactive Brokers has remained dedicated to expanding its business. The firm recently introduced its fractional shares trading offering in Denmark for eligible shares listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen, and it further extended this offering to Canada.
Moreover, the company made strategic moves to enhance its services by expanding its overnight trading offering to include a vast array of 10,000 stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in the United States. Additionally, the integration with Darwinex, a UK-based retail broker and asset manager, has strengthened Interactive Brokers’ presence and offerings in the market.
Interactive Brokers’ metrics for July 2023 showcase substantial YoY growth in client accounts and ending client equity. Although the MoM growth rates were more modest for these metrics, the company’s continuous efforts to expand its offerings and services reflect its commitment to long-term success in the competitive financial landscape.