Virtu Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

NEW YORK, Nov. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT), a leading provider of financial services and products that leverages cutting edge technology to deliver innovative, transparent trading solutions to its clients and liquidity to the global markets, today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 Selected Highlights

  • Net income of $199.7 million; Normalized Adjusted Net Income1 of $160.9 million
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.92; Normalized Adjusted EPS1 of $0.81
  • Total revenues of $656.1 million; Trading income, net of $441.3 million; Adjusted Net Trading Income1 of $362.3 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $248.7 million; Adjusted EBITDA Margin1 of 68.7%
  • Results include $56.2 million net gain on sale of MATCHNow transaction closed on August 4, 2020

The Virtu Financial, Inc. Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share. This dividend is payable on December 15, 2020 to shareholders of record as of December 1, 2020.

“Client partnership, providing liquidity to the global capital markets and implementing our strategic initiatives will help Virtu deliver our strongest year on record. Our third quarter results confirm the resilience and scalability of Virtu’s business model; generating meaningful profits consistently.” said Douglas Cifu, Chief Executive Officer.

“Virtu enters the final quarter of an eventful 2020 and looks forward to 2021 well positioned to continue to generate shareholder value.  With our revised expense guidance for 2021 and the material reduction in total debt as a result of the strong performance in 2020, we are poised to meaningfully enhance shareholder returns, beginning with up to a $100 million buyback of shares, which our Board of Directors has approved.”

Note 1: Non-GAAP financial measures. Please see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Items" for more information.

Financial Results

Third Quarter 2020:

Total revenues increased 71.6% to $656.1 million for this quarter, driven by the gain on the sale of MATCHNow as well as heightened levels of volatility, bid-ask spreads and trading volumes across global markets and asset classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to $382.3 million for the same period in 2019.  Trading income, net, increased 100.5% to $441.3 million for this quarter, compared to $220.1 million for the same period in 2019. Net income totaled $199.7 million for this quarter, compared to a net loss of $5.2 million in the prior year quarter, which included costs related to the ITG acquisition.

Basic and diluted earnings per share for this quarter was $0.92, compared to a basic and diluted loss per share of $0.04 for the same period in 2019.

Adjusted Net Trading Income increased 45.0% to $362.3 million for this quarter, compared to $249.8 million for the same period in 2019.  Adjusted EBITDA increased 139.5% to $248.7 million for this quarter, compared to $103.9 million for the same period in 2019.

Normalized Adjusted Net Income, removing one-time integration costs and non-cash items, increased 306.5% to $160.9 million for this quarter, compared to $39.6 million for the same period in 2019.

Assuming all non-controlling interests had been exchanged for common stock, and the Company’s Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes was subject to corporation taxes, Normalized Adjusted EPS was $0.81 for this quarter, compared to $0.21 for the same period in 2019.

Operating Segment Information

The Company has two operating segments: Market Making and Execution Services; and one non-operating segment: Corporate.

Market Making principally consists of market making in the cash, futures and options markets across global equities, options, fixed income, currencies and commodities. As a market maker, the Company commits capital on a principal basis by offering to buy securities from, or sell securities to, broker dealers, banks and institutions.

Execution Services comprises agency-based trading and trading venues, offering execution services in global equities, options, futures and fixed income on behalf of institutions, banks and broker dealers. The Company also provides proprietary technology and infrastructure, workflow technology, and trading analytics services to select third parties. Legacy ITG’s operations are included within the Execution Services segment.

Corporate contains the Company's investments, principally in strategic trading-related opportunities, and maintains corporate overhead expenses.

The following tables show the trading income, net, total revenues and Adjusted Net Trading Income by segment for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.

Total revenues by segment
(in thousands, unaudited)

  Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 Three Months Ended September 30, 2019
  Market
Making
 Execution
Services
 Corporate Total Market
Making
 Execution
Services
 Corporate Total
Trading income, net $441,829   $(534)  $—    $441,295   $219,535   $613   $—    $220,148   
Commissions, net and technology services 9,391   124,462    —    133,853   7,252   132,375   —    139,627   
Interest and dividends income 10,763   169    —    10,932   22,617   735   —    23,352   
Other, net 12,615   58,583    (1,166)  70,032   398   82   (1,267)  (787) 
Total Revenues $474,598   $182,680    $(1,166)  $656,112   $249,802   $133,805   $(1,267)  $382,340   


                 
  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
  Market
Making
 Execution
Services
 Corporate Total Market
Making
 Execution
Services
 Corporate Total
Trading income, net $1,989,176   $(1,420)  $—    $1,987,756   $680,224   $3,387   $—    $683,611   
Commissions, net and technology services 9,526   442,807    —    452,333   17,213   342,681   —    359,894   
Interest and dividends income 46,216   572    —    46,788   64,404   12,241   —    76,645   
Other, net 19,382   58,662    (2,286)  75,758   235   16   (2,528)  (2,277) 
Total Revenues $2,064,300   $500,621    $(2,286)  $2,562,635   $762,076   $358,325   $(2,528)  $1,117,873   

Reconciliation of trading income, net to Adjusted Net Trading Income by operating segment

(in thousands, unaudited)

  Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 Three Months Ended September 30, 2019
  Market
Making
 Execution
Services
 Corporate Total Market
Making
 Execution
Services
 Corporate Total
Trading income, net $441,829    $(534)  $—   $441,295    $219,535    $613    $—   $220,148   
Commissions, net and technology services 9,391    124,462    —   133,853    7,252    132,375    —   139,627   
Interest and dividends income 10,763    169    —   10,932    22,617    735    —   23,352   
Brokerage, exchange, clearance fees and payments for order flow, net (177,758)  (18,690)  —   (196,448)  (73,463)  (25,326)  —   (98,789) 
Interest and dividends expense (26,990)  (384)  —   (27,374)  (34,222)  (324)  —   (34,546) 
Adjusted Net Trading Income $257,235    $105,023    $—   $362,258    $141,719    $108,073    $—   $249,792   


                 
  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
  Market
Making
 Execution
Services
 Corporate Total Market
Making
 Execution
Services
 Corporate Total
Trading income, net $1,989,176    $(1,420)  $—   $1,987,756    $680,224    $3,387    $—   $683,611   
Commissions, net and technology services 9,526    442,807    —   452,333    17,213    342,681    —   359,894   
Interest and dividends income 46,216    572    —   46,788    64,404    12,241    —   76,645   
Brokerage, exchange, clearance fees and payments for order flow, net (487,234)  (86,535)  —   (573,769)  (203,660)  (82,230)  —   (285,890) 
Interest and dividends expense (96,062)  (1,594)  —   (97,656)  (104,877)  (11,862)  —   (116,739) 
Adjusted Net Trading Income $1,461,622    $353,830    $—   $1,815,452    $453,304    $264,217    $—   $717,521   

Reconciliation of trading income, net to Adjusted Net Trading Income by category – Market Making segment
(in thousands, unaudited)

  Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 Three Months Ended September 30, 2019
  Global
Equities
 Global
FICC,
Options
and Other
 Unallocated
(1)
 Total
Market
Making
 Global
Equities
 Global
FICC,
Options
and Other
 Unallocated
(1)
 Total
Market
Making
Trading income, net $385,594    $56,235    $—   $441,829    $166,031    $52,126    $1,378    $219,535   
Commissions, net and technology services 9,391    —    —   9,391    7,252    —    —    7,252   
Brokerage, exchange, clearance fees and payments for order flow, net (169,279)  (8,479)  —   (177,758)  (61,903)  (10,024)  (1,536)  (73,463) 
Interest and dividends, net (14,114)  (2,113)  —   (16,227)  (8,889)  (2,754)  38    (11,605) 
Adjusted Net Trading Income $211,592    $45,643    $—   $257,235    $102,491    $39,348    $(120)  $141,719   


                 
  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
  Global
Equities
 Global
FICC,
Options
and Other
 Unallocated
(1)
 Total
Market
Making
 Global
Equities
 Global
FICC,
Options
and Other
 Unallocated
(1)
 Total
Market
Making
Trading income, net $1,754,309    $234,867    $—   $1,989,176    $537,708    $143,042    $(526)  $680,224   
Commissions, net and technology services 9,526    —    —   9,526    17,241    (28)  —    17,213   
Brokerage, exchange, clearance fees and payments for order flow, net (462,201)  (25,033)  —   (487,234)  (173,494)  (30,736)  570    (203,660) 
Interest and dividends, net (44,264)  (5,582)  —   (49,846)  (31,816)  (8,497)  (160)  (40,473) 
Adjusted Net Trading Income $1,257,370    $204,252    $—   $1,461,622    $349,639    $103,781    $(116)  $453,304   

(1) Under our methodology for recording ‘Trading Income, Net’ in our condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income, we recognize revenues based on the exit price of assets in accordance with applicable U.S. GAAP rules, and when we calculate Adjusted Net Trading Income for corresponding reporting periods, we start with trading income, net. By contrast, when we calculate Adjusted Net Trading Income by category, we recognize revenues on a daily basis, and as a result prices used in recognizing revenues may differ. Because we provide liquidity on a global basis, across asset classes and time zones, the timing of any particular Adjusted Net Trading Income calculation can defer or accelerate the amount in a particular asset class from one day to another, and, at the end of a reporting period, from one reporting period to another. The purpose of the Unallocated category is to ensure that Adjusted Net Trading Income by category sums to total Adjusted Net Trading Income, which can be reconciled to Trading Income, Net, calculated in accordance with GAAP. We do not allocate any resulting differences based on the timing of revenue recognition.

Sale of MATCHNow

On August 4, 2020, the Company completed the sale of MATCHNow to Cboe Global Markets, Inc. for total gross proceeds of $60.6 million in cash. The Company recorded a gain on the sale of $58.6 million, which is recorded in Other, net on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The net gain on the sale of MATCHNow was $56.2 million including one-time transaction related professional fees of $2.5 million directly related to the sale.

Financial Condition

As of September 30, 2020, Virtu had $666.0 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, and total long-term debt outstanding in an aggregate principal amount of $1,669.7 million.

Earnings Conference Call Information

Virtu Financial will host a conference call to review its third quarter 2020 financial performance today, November 6th, at 8:30 a.m. ET. Members of the public may listen to the conference call through an audio webcast through the Investor Relations section of the firm’s website ir.virtu.com/investor-relations.

Website Information

We routinely post important information for investors on the Investor Relations section of our website, ir.virtu.com/investor-relations and also from time to time may use social media channels, including our Twitter account (twitter.com/virtufinancial) and our LinkedIn account (linkedin.com/company/virtu-financial), as an additional means of disclosing public information to investors, the media and others interested in us. It is possible that certain information we post on our website and on social media could be deemed to be material information, and we encourage investors, the media and others interested in us to review the business and financial information we post on our website and on the social media channels identified above, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our website and our social media channels is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Items

To supplement our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), we use the following non-GAAP measures of financial performance:

  • "Adjusted Net Trading Income", which is the amount of revenue we generate from our market making activities, or trading income, net, plus commissions, net and technology services, plus interest and dividends income and expense, net, less direct costs associated with those revenues, including brokerage, exchange, clearance fees and payments for order flow, net. Management believes that this measurement is useful for comparing general operating performance from period to period. Although we use Adjusted Net Trading Income as a financial measure to assess the performance of our business, the use of Adjusted Net Trading Income is limited because it does not include certain material costs that are necessary to operate our business. Our presentation of Adjusted Net Trading Income should not be construed as an indication that our future results will be unaffected by revenues or expenses that are not directly associated with our market making activities.
     
  • "EBITDA", which measures our operating performance by adjusting Net Income to exclude financing interest expense on our long-term borrowings, debt issue cost related to debt refinancing, prepayment, and commitment fees, depreciation and amortization, amortization of purchased intangibles and acquired capitalized software, and income tax expense, and "Adjusted EBITDA", which measures our operating performance by further adjusting EBITDA to exclude severance, transaction advisory fees and expenses, termination of office leases, charges related to share based compensation and other expenses, which includes reserves for legal matters, COVID-19 one-time costs and donations and Other net, and “Adjusted EBITDA Margin”, which compares Adjusted EBITDA to Adjusted Net Trading Income.
     
  • “Normalized Adjusted Net Income”, “Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes”, “Normalized provision for income taxes”, and “Normalized Adjusted EPS”, which we calculate by adjusting Net Income to exclude certain items and other non-cash items, assuming that all vested and unvested non-voting common interest units in Virtu Financial LLC have been exchanged for shares of our Class A common stock, and applying an effective tax rate, which was approximately 24%.
     
  • “Adjusted Operating Expenses”, which we calculate by adjusting total operating expenses to exclude severance, share based compensation, reserves for legal matters, termination of office leases, connectivity early termination and write-down of assets.

Adjusted Net Trading Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Normalized Adjusted Net Income, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes, and Normalized Adjusted EPS and Adjusted Operating Expenses are non-GAAP financial measures used by management in evaluating operating performance and in making strategic decisions. Additional information provided regarding the breakdown of Total Adjusted Net Trading Income by category is also a non-GAAP financial measure but is not used by the Company in evaluating operating performance and in making strategic decisions. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures or similar non-GAAP measures are used by research analysts, investment bankers and lenders to assess our operating performance. Management believes that the presentation of Adjusted Net Trading Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Normalized Adjusted Net Income, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes and Normalized Adjusted EPS provide useful information to investors regarding our results of operations because they assist both investors and management in analyzing and benchmarking the performance and value of our business.  Adjusted Net Trading Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Normalized Adjusted Net Income, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes and Normalized Adjusted EPS provide indicators of general economic performance that are not affected by fluctuations in certain costs or other items. Accordingly, management believes that these measurements are useful for comparing general operating performance from period to period. Furthermore, our credit agreement contains tests based on metrics similar to Adjusted EBITDA. Other companies may define Adjusted Net Trading Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Normalized Adjusted Net Income, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes and Normalized Adjusted EPS differently, and as a result our measures of Adjusted Net Trading Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Normalized Adjusted Net Income, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes and Normalized Adjusted EPS may not be directly comparable to those of other companies. Although we use these non-GAAP financial measures as financial measures to assess the performance of our business, such use is limited because they do not include certain material costs necessary to operate our business.

Adjusted Net Trading Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes, Normalized Adjusted Net Income and Normalized Adjusted EPS should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, Net Income in accordance with U.S. GAAP as a measure of performance. Our presentation of Adjusted Net Trading Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Normalized Adjusted Net Income, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes and Normalized Adjusted EPS should not be construed as an indication that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items. Adjusted Net Trading Income, Normalized Adjusted Net Income, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes, Normalized Adjusted EPS and our EBITDA-based measures have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • they do not reflect every cash expenditure, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • our EBITDA-based measures do not reflect the significant interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payment on our debt;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced or require improvements in the future, and our EBITDA-based measures do not reflect any cash requirement for such replacements or improvements;
  • they are not adjusted for all non-cash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows;
  • they do not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations; and
  • they do not reflect limitations on our costs related to transferring earnings from our subsidiaries to us.

Because of these limitations, Adjusted Net Trading Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes, Normalized Adjusted Net Income and Normalized Adjusted EPS are not intended as alternatives to Net Income as indicators of our operating performance and should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business or as measures of cash that will be available to us to meet our obligations. We compensate for these limitations by using Adjusted Net Trading Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes, Normalized Adjusted Net Income and Normalized Adjusted EPS along with other comparative tools, together with U.S. GAAP measurements, to assist in the evaluation of operating performance. These U.S. GAAP measurements include Net Income, cash flows from operations and cash flow data. See below a reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

 Virtu Financial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(in thousands, except share and per share data) 2020 2019 2020 2019
         
Revenues:        
Trading income, net $441,295    $220,148    $1,987,756    $683,611   
Interest and dividends income 10,932    23,352    46,788    76,645   
Commissions, net and technology services 133,853    139,627    452,333    359,894   
Other, net 70,032    (787)  75,758    (2,277) 
Total revenues 656,112    382,340    2,562,635    1,117,873   
         
Operating Expenses:        
Brokerage, exchange, clearance fees and payments for order flow, net 196,448    98,789    573,769    285,890   
Communication and data processing 51,647    59,767    162,336    156,004   
Employee compensation and payroll taxes 35,798    90,595    327,091    282,135   
Interest and dividends expense 27,374    34,546    97,656    116,739   
Operations and administrative 24,612    25,333    73,480    76,293   
Depreciation and amortization 16,656    17,598    50,728    48,859   
Amortization of purchased intangibles and acquired capitalized software 18,265    18,908    56,177    50,436   
Termination of office leases 60    1,278    343    66,490   
Debt issue cost related to debt refinancing, prepayment and commitment fees 9,916    —    27,282    7,894   
Transaction advisory fees and expenses 2,463    7,163    2,737    24,074   
Financing interest expense on long-term borrowings 20,358    34,191    67,764    91,669   
Total operating expenses 403,597    388,168    1,439,363    1,206,483   
         
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interest 252,515    (5,828)  1,123,272    (88,610) 
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 52,807    (644)  200,044    (14,322) 
Net income (loss) $199,708    $(5,184)  $923,228    $(74,288) 
         
Noncontrolling interest (82,999)  872    (386,311)  33,412   
         
Net income (loss) available for common stockholders $116,709    $(4,312)  $536,917    $(40,876) 
         
Earnings (loss) per share:        
Basic $0.92    $(0.04)  $4.31    $(0.38) 
Diluted $0.92    $(0.04)  $4.29    $(0.38) 
         
Weighted average common shares outstanding        
Basic 122,686,931    117,548,769    121,328,895    112,602,934   
Diluted 123,772,005    117,548,769    121,939,839    112,602,934   
         
Comprehensive income:        
Net income (loss) $199,708    $(5,184)  $923,228    $(74,288) 
Other comprehensive income (loss)        
Foreign exchange translation adjustment, net of taxes 7,812    (7,197)  3,860    (10,057) 
Net change in unrealized cash flow hedges gains (losses), net of taxes 314    —    (64,425)  —   
Comprehensive income (loss) $207,834    $(12,381)  $862,663    $(84,345) 
Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest (86,761)  3,598    (360,302)  37,221   
Comprehensive income (loss) available for common stockholders $121,073    $(8,783)  $502,361    $(47,124) 

Virtu Financial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Operating Data (Unaudited)

The following tables reconcile Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income to arrive at Adjusted Net Trading Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and selected Operating Margins.

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(in thousands, except percentages) 2020 2019 2020 2019
         
Reconciliation of Trading income, net to Adjusted Net Trading Income        
Trading income, net $441,295    $220,148    $1,987,756    $683,611   
Commissions, net and technology services 133,853    139,627    452,333    359,894   
Interest and dividends income 10,932    23,352    46,788    76,645   
Brokerage, exchange, clearance fees and payments for order flow, net (196,448)  (98,789)  (573,769)  (285,890) 
Interest and dividends expense (27,374)  (34,546)  (97,656)  (116,739) 
Adjusted Net Trading Income $362,258    $249,792    $1,815,452    $717,521   
         
Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA        
Net income (loss) 199,708    (5,184)  923,228    (74,288) 
Financing interest expense on long-term borrowings 20,358    34,191    67,764    91,669   
Debt issue cost related to debt refinancing, prepayment and commitment fees 9,916    —    27,282    7,894   
Depreciation and amortization 16,656    17,598    50,728    48,859   
Amortization of purchased intangibles and acquired capitalized software 18,265    18,908    56,177    50,436   
Provision for income taxes 52,807    (644)  200,044    (14,322) 
EBITDA $317,710    $64,869    $1,325,223    $110,248   
         
Severance 3,030    13,403    7,192    74,627   
Transaction advisory fees and expenses 2,463    7,163    2,737    24,074   
Termination of office leases 60    1,278    343    66,490   
Gain on sale of MATCHNow (58,652)  —    (58,652)  —   
Other (11,138)  787    (10,157)  2,278   
Share based compensation (4,740)  16,374    37,510    39,564   
Adjusted EBITDA $248,733    $103,874    $1,304,196    $317,281   
         
Selected Operating Margins        
Net Income Margin (1) 55.1  % (2.1)% 50.9  % (10.4)%
EBITDA Margin (2) 87.7  % 26.0  % 73.0  % 15.4  %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin (3) 68.7  % 41.6  % 71.8  % 44.2  %
         
1 Calculated by dividing net income by Adjusted Net Trading Income.        
2 Calculated by dividing EBITDA by Adjusted Net Trading Income.        
3 Calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by Adjusted Net Trading Income.        

Virtu Financial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Operating Data (Unaudited)
(Continued)

The following tables reconcile Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income to arrive at Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes, Normalized provision for income taxes, Normalized Adjusted Net Income and Normalized Adjusted EPS.

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(in thousands, except share and per share data) 2020 2019 2020 2019
         
Reconciliation of Net Income to Normalized Adjusted Net Income        
Net income (loss) $199,708    $(5,184)  $923,228    $(74,288) 
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes 52,807    (644)  200,044    (14,322) 
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interest $252,515    $(5,828)  $1,123,272    $(88,610) 
Amortization of purchased intangibles and acquired capitalized software 18,265    18,908    56,177    50,436   
Debt issue cost related to debt refinancing, prepayment and commitment fees 9,916    —    27,282    7,894   
Severance 3,030    13,403    7,192    74,627   
Transaction advisory fees and expenses 2,463    7,163    2,737    24,074   
Termination of office leases 60    1,278    343    66,490   
Gain on sale of MATCHNow (58,652)  —    (58,652)  —   
Other (11,138)  787    (10,157)  2,278   
Share based compensation (4,740)  16,374    37,510    39,564   
Normalized Adjusted Net Income before income taxes $211,719    $52,085    $1,185,704    $176,753   
Normalized provision for income taxes (1) 50,813    12,500    284,569    42,421   
Normalized Adjusted Net Income $160,906    $39,585    $901,135    $134,332   
         
Weighted Average Adjusted shares outstanding (2) 198,097,715    192,618,019    196,736,969    192,959,477   
         
Normalized Adjusted EPS $0.81    $0.21    $4.58    $0.70   
         
(1) Reflects U.S. federal, state, and local income tax rate applicable to corporations of approximately 24% for 2020 and 24% for 2019.
 
(2) Assumes that (1) holders of all vested and unvested Virtu Financial LLC Units (together with corresponding shares of Class C common stock), have exercised their right to exchange such Virtu Financial LLC Units for shares of Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis, and (2) holders of all Virtu Financial LLC Units (together with corresponding shares of Class D common stock), have exercised their right to exchange such Virtu Financial LLC Units for shares of Class B common stock on a one-for-one basis, and subsequently exercised their right to convert the shares of Class B common stock into shares of Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis.


Virtu Financial, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share data) September 30,
2020
 December 31,
2019
     
Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $567,677   $732,164  
Cash and securities segregated under regulations and other 98,285   41,116  
Securities borrowed 1,325,843   1,928,763  
Securities purchased under agreements to resell 17,413   143,032  
Receivables from broker-dealers and clearing organizations 1,881,881   1,318,584  
Receivables from customers 176,939   103,531  
Trading assets, at fair value 2,817,197   2,765,690  
Property, equipment and capitalized software, net 116,550   116,089  
Operating lease right-of-use assets 287,069   314,526  
Goodwill 1,148,926   1,148,926  
Intangibles (net of accumulated amortization) 473,317   529,638  
Deferred taxes 192,467   214,671  
Other assets 339,161   252,640  
Total assets 9,442,725   9,609,370  
     
Liabilities and equity    
Liabilities    
Short-term borrowings, net 123,993   73,486  
Securities loaned 705,789   1,600,099  
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 466,995   340,742  
Payables to broker-dealers and clearing organizations 675,032   826,750  
Payables to customers 141,980   89,719  
Trading liabilities, at fair value 2,790,135   2,497,958  
Tax receivable agreement obligations 255,996   269,282  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses and other liabilities 508,543   399,168  
Operating lease liabilities 330,626   365,364  
Long-term borrowings, net 1,636,829   1,917,866  
Total liabilities 7,635,918   8,380,434  
     
Total equity 1,806,807   1,228,936  
     
Total liabilities and equity $9,442,725   $9,609,370  
     
  As of September 30, 2020
Ownership of Virtu Financial LLC Interests: Interests %
Virtu Financial, Inc. - Class A Common Stock and Restricted Stock Units 126,538,811   64.2%
Non-controlling Interests (Virtu Financial LLC) 70,558,679   35.8%
Total Virtu Financial LLC Interests 197,097,490   100.0%


About Virtu Financial, Inc.

Virtu is a leading financial services firm that leverages cutting-edge technology to provide execution services and data, analytics and connectivity products to its clients and deliver liquidity to the global markets. Leveraging its global market making expertise and infrastructure, Virtu provides a robust product suite including offerings in execution, liquidity sourcing, analytics and broker-neutral, multi-dealer platforms in workflow technology. Virtu’s product offerings allow clients to trade on hundreds of venues across 50+ countries and in multiple asset classes, including global equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, futures, fixed income and myriad other commodities.  In addition, Virtu’s integrated, multi-asset analytics platform provides a range of pre and post-trade services, data products and compliance tools that clients rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global markets.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements regarding Virtu Financial, Inc.’s (“Virtu’s”, the “Company’s” or “our”) business that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by which, such performance or results will be achieved. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, and if the Company does update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect thereto or with respect to other forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time and/or management’s good faith belief with respect to future events, and is subject to risks and uncertainties, some or all of which are not predictable or within Virtu’s control, that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Those risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: risks relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the possible effects of the economic conditions worldwide resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental and other responses thereto; fluctuations in trading volume and volatilities in the markets in which we operate; the ability of our trading counterparties and various clearing houses to perform their obligations to us; the performance and reliability of our customized trading platform; the risk of material trading losses from our market making activities; swings in valuations in securities or other instruments in which we hold positions; increasing competition and consolidation in our industry; the effect of the acquisition of Investment Technology Group, Inc. (“ITG”) on existing business relationships, operating results, and ongoing business operations generally; the significant costs and significant indebtedness that we have incurred in connection with the acquisition of ITG; the risk that we may encounter significant difficulties or delays in integrating the two businesses and the anticipated benefits, cost savings and synergies or capital release may not be achieved; the assumption of potential liabilities relating to ITG's business; the risk that cash flow from our operations and other available sources of liquidity will not be sufficient to fund our various ongoing obligations, including operating expenses, capital expenditures, debt service and dividend payments; regulatory and legal uncertainties and potential changes associated with our industry, particularly in light of increased attention from media, regulators and lawmakers to market structure and related issues; potential adverse results from legal or regulatory proceedings; our ability to remain technologically competitive and to ensure that the technology we utilize is not vulnerable to security risks, hacking and cyber-attacks; risks associated with third party software and technology infrastructure. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in forward-looking statements, see Virtu’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to Virtu’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC.

CONTACT
   
  Investor Relations
  Deborah Belevan, CPA, IRC
  Virtu Financial, Inc.
  investor_relations@virtu.com
   
  Media Relations
  Andrew Smith
  media@virtu.com

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