BGC Group Reports Q1 Record Growth, Strategic FMX Partnership

BGC Group announces record growth in Q1 and strategic partnership with FMX, validating vision and technology in financial markets.

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BGC Group’s Q1 performance showcases robust growth, reinforced by the pivotal FMX partnership announcement. Moreover, the company saw a significant 8.6% increase in revenues, reaching a record $578.6 million, attributed to strong performance across all geographical regions and business segments, including Energy, Commodities, Shipping, Rates, and Foreign Exchange.

Furthermore, brokerage revenues also surged by 7.3%, driven by robust results in Energy, Commodities, Shipping, Rates, and Foreign Exchange. Foreign Exchange revenues experienced a 4.8% uptick, reaching $84.0 million, fueled by increased volumes in emerging market currencies and options.

BGC Group Reports Q1 Record Growth, Strategic FMX Partnership

Moreover, BGC’s profitability soared across all metrics, with GAAP net income for fully diluted shares spiking by an impressive 92.2%. Pre-tax Adjusted Earnings hit a record $135.4 million, marking a growth of 8.6%, and Adjusted EBITDA surged by a notable 37.9% to $208.4 million.

In another significant development, BGC announced on April 25, 2024, that several major financial institutions, including Bank of America, Barclays, Citadel Securities, Citi, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Jump Trading Group, Morgan Stanley, Tower Research Capital, and Wells Fargo, have become minority equity owners of FMX. The combined investment totaled $172 million, securing a 25.75% ownership share in FMX, valued at $667 million post-equity valuation. Moreover, the investor group may acquire an additional 10.3% stake by meeting trading volume targets.

FMX Futures Exchange, bolstered by the support of these prominent financial institutions, is slated for a September 2024 launch. Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of BGC, expressed enthusiasm about the company’s achievements, emphasizing the strategic significance of the FMX transaction and the involvement of prestigious partners. Furthermore, Lutnick highlighted the validation of BGC’s technology and vision by these investments, underscoring the transformative potential of FMX in reshaping the U.S. interest rate markets.

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