London Stock Exchange Group 2019 Pretax Profit Fell

Date : 02/28/2020 @ 8:05AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE)
Quote : 7200.0  464.0 (6.89%) @ 4:35PM

London Stock Exchange Group 2019 Pretax Profit Fell

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By Adria Calatayud


London Stock Exchange Group PLC said Friday that pretax profit fell on higher costs, and that it remains on track to close its proposed acquisition of data provider Refinitiv in the second half of the year.

The U.K. exchange operator, which is in the process of acquiring data-provider Refinitiv, made a pretax profit of 651 million pounds ($839.7 million) compared with GBP685 million in 2018. Net profit fell to GBP417 million from GBP480 million a year before.

Excluding nonunderyling items, the owner of the London and Milan bourses said pretax profit rose to GBP994 million last year from GBP865 million in 2018.

LSE Group's revenue climbed to GBP2.06 billion in 2019 from GBP1.91 billion a year before, matching analysts' consensus expectations. Revenue from the FTSE Russell index business rose 6% on a constant-currency basis, while LCH over-the-counter clearing revenue was up 13% on the same basis.

The board declared a final dividend of 49.9 pence a share, up from 43.2 pence share in 2018.


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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 28, 2020 02:50 ET (07:50 GMT)

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