April 1, 2014

CBOE Holdings Reports March Volume

March ADV up 14% from a year ago; year-to-date ADV up 29%

CHICAGO, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) reported today that March trading volume for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) and C2 Options ExchangeSM (C2SM) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures ExchangeSM (CFE®)  totaled 107.86 million contracts. Average daily volume (ADV) was 5.14 million contracts, a 14-percent increase from March 2013 and a 14-percent decrease from February 2014.

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CBOE Holdings Consolidated Trading Volume

Year-To-Date

(trades in thousands)

Mar-14

Mar-13

%
Chg

Feb-14

%
Chg

Mar-14

Mar-13

%
Chg

Trading Days

21

20


19


61

60


Total Contracts      
(options & futures)

107,862.8

89,811.7

20%

113,508.1

-5%

342,817.3

261,972.0

31%

Total Options Contracts
(CBOE & C2)

104,001.7

86,582.8

20%

109,384.6

-5%

330,425.6

252,727.7

31%

Total Futures Contracts
(CFE)

3,861.1

3,228.9

20%

4,123.5

-6%

12,391.7

9,244.3

34%










Total ADV 
(options & futures)

5,136.3

4,490.6

14%

5,974.1

-14%

5,620.0

4,366.2

29%

Total Options ADV 
(CBOE & C2)

4,952.4

4,329.2

14%

5,757.1

-14%

5,416.9

4,212.1

29%

Total Futures ADV 
(CFE)

183.9

161.4

14%

217.0

-15%

203.1

154.1

32%

CBOE Trading Volume and Market Share

CBOE Trading Volume:

  • CBOE's March ADV was 4.71 million contracts, a 16-percent increase from March 2013 and a 13-percent decrease from February 2014.
  • Equity options ADV was 1.95 million contracts, a 33-percent increase from March 2013 and an eight-percent decrease from February 2014.
  • Index options ADV was 1.56 million contracts, a one-percent increase from March 2013 and a 19-percent decrease from February 2014.
  • Exchange traded product (ETP) options ADV was nearly 1.20 million contracts, an 18-percent increase from March 2013 and a 13-percent decrease from February 2014.
  • The five most actively traded index and ETP options at CBOE in March were S&P 500® Index (SPX) options, CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX), Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipt (SPY) options, iShares Trust - Russell 2000® Index Fund (IWM) options and PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) options.

CBOE Trading Volume Current Month

Year-To-Date

(trades in thousands)

Mar-14

Mar-13

%
Chg

Feb-14

%
Chg

Mar-14

Mar-13

%
Chg

Trading Days

21

20


19


61

60


Total Exchange

98,820.4

80,802.2

22%

103,100.7

-4%

312,424.6

236,695.7

32%

Total Exchange ADV

4,705.7

4,040.1

16%

5,426.4

-13%

5,121.7

3,944.9

30%

Equity Options

40,864.1

29,346.3

39%

40,381.7

1%

129,833.2

91,365.2

42%

Equity Options ADV

1,945.9

1,467.3

33%

2,125.4

-8%

2,128.4

1,522.8

40%

Index Options

32,773.9

31,055.0

6%

36,474.6

-10%

106,583.5

89,909.9

19%

Index Options ADV

1,560.7

1,552.8

1%

1,919.7

-19%

1,747.3

1,498.5

17%

ETP Options

25,182.5

20,400.9

23%

26,244.4

-4%

76,007.8

55,420.6

37%

ETP Options ADV

1,199.2

1,020.0

18%

1,381.3

-13%

1,246.0

923.7

35%

Expanded March 2014 and year-to-date volume information for CBOE index and ETP options is available at: www.cboe.com/data/monthlyvolume.aspx.

CBOE Market Share:
CBOE's market share of total U.S. options industry volume was 27.8 percent in March 2014, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from March 2013 and a decrease of 2.1 percentage points from February 2014.

CBOE Market Share Current Month

Year-To-Date


Mar-14

Mar-13

% Pt.
Chg

Feb-14

% Pt.
Chg

Mar-14

Mar-13

% Pt.
Chg

Total Exchange

27.8%

25.9%

1.9%

29.9%

-2.1%

28.7%

23.8%

4.8%

Equity Options

21.1%

17.6%

3.5%

21.6%

-0.5%

21.4%

16.0%

5.4%

Index Options

96.6%

95.5%

1.1%

96.7%

-0.1%

97.1%

95.0%

2.1%

ETP Options

19.7%

18.1%

1.6%

21.8%

-2.1%

20.4%

16.9%

3.5%

C2 Trading Volume and Market Share

C2 Trading Volume:
C2's March trading volume totaled 5.18 million contracts. ADV was 246,700 contracts, a 15-percent decrease from March 2013 and a 25-percent decrease from February 2014.

C2 Trading Volume Current Month

Year-To-Date

(trades in thousands)

Mar-14

Mar-13

%
Chg

Feb-14

%
Chg

Mar-14

Mar-13

%
Chg

Trading Days

21

20


19


61

60


Total Exchange

5,181.2

5,780.7

-10%

6,283.8

-18%

18,001.0

16,032.0

12%

Total Exchange ADV

246.7

289.0

-15%

330.7

-25%

295.1

267.2

10%

Equity Options

739.0

1,106.0

-33%

643.7

15%

2,237.6

4,919.9

-55%

Equity Options ADV

35.2

55.3

-36%

33.9

4%

36.7

82.0

-55%

Index Options*

36.5

--

nm

40.3

-9%

106.0

136.3

nm

Index Options ADV*

1.7

--

nm

2.1

-18%

1.7

2.3

nm

ETP Options

4,405.7

4,674.7

-6%

5,599.8

-21%

15,657.3

10,975.9

43%

ETP Options ADV

209.8

233.7

-10%

294.7

-29%

256.7

182.9

40%

*Russell 2000 Index options began trading on C2 on September 3, 2013.  Prior period and year-to-date index options include SPXpmSM, which was moved to CBOE from C2 on February 17, 2013.

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C2 Market Share:
C2 market share of total industry volume in March 2014 was 1.5 percent, a 0.4-percentage-point decrease from March 2013 and a 0.3-percentage-point decrease from February 2014.

C2  Market Share Current Month

Year-To-Date


Mar-14

Mar-13

% Pt.
Chg

Feb-14

% Pt.
Chg

Mar-14

Mar-13

% Pt.
Chg

Total Exchange

1.5%

1.9%

-0.4%

1.8%

-0.3%

1.7%

1.6%

0.1%

Equity Options

0.4%

0.7%

-0.3%

0.3%

0.1%

0.4%

0.9%

-0.5%

Index Options

0.1%

--

nm

0.1%

--

0.1%

0.1%

--

ETP Options

3.4%

4.1%

-0.7%

4.7%

-1.3%

4.2%

3.4%

0.8%

*Russell 2000 Index options began trading on C2 on September 3, 2013.  Prior period and year-to-date index options include SPXpmSM, which was moved to CBOE from C2 on February 17, 2013.

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CFE Trading Volume and Highlights

  • VIX futures ADV in March was 183,612 contracts, an increase of 14 percent from March 2013 ADV and a decrease of 15 percent from the February 2014 all-time monthly ADV record.
  • In March, CFE announced plans to extend VIX futures trading hours to nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week, beginning Sunday, June 22, pending regulatory review. See www.cboe.com/AboutCBOE/MediaHub/press-releases.aspx for more information.

CBOE Holdings Average Revenue Per Contract 
The following represents the average revenue per contract based on a three-month rolling average, reported on a one-month lag.  The average revenue per contract represents total transaction fees for CBOE, C2 and CFE recognized for the period divided by total contracts traded on all three exchanges during the period.  Average revenue per contract can be affected by various factors, including exchange fee rates, volume-based discounts and transaction mix by contract type and product type.

(In Dollars)

               Three-Month Period Ended

Product:

Feb-14

Jan-14

Dec-13

Nov-13

Equity Options

$0.079

$0.079

$0.075

$0.076

Index Options

$0.667

$0.664

$0.666

$0.666

ETP Options

$0.119

$0.124

$0.125

$0.126

     Total Options Average Revenue Per Contract

$0.281

$0.273

$0.275

$0.275

Futures

$1.614

$1.602

$1.565

$1.556

     Total Average Revenue Per Contract

$0.329

$0.317

$0.316

$0.315

About CBOE Holdings
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE), CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options and volatility trading through product innovation, trading technology and investor education. CBOE Holdings offers equity, index and ETP options, including proprietary products, such as S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option, and options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (the VIX Index). Other products engineered by CBOE include equity options, security index options, LEAPS options, FLEX options, and benchmark products such as the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE Holdings is home to the world-renowned Options Institute and www.cboe.com, the go-to place for options and volatility trading resources.

CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CFE®, FLEX®, LEAPS®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks, and BuyWriteSM, BXMSM, CBOE Futures ExchangeSM, Execute SuccessSM, SPXSM, SPXpmSM, and The Options Institute are service marks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE). C2SM and C2 Options ExchangeSM are service marks of C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (C2). Russell 2000® is a registered trademark of Russell Investments, used under license. Standard & Poor's ®, S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC and have been licensed for use by CBOE, C2 and CFE. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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