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ITG Reports Second Quarter 2006 EPS of $0.63; Record Trading Volumes, Revenues and Earnings

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2006--Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE: ITG), a leading provider of technology-based trading services and transaction research, today announced that for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006, net income was $27.9 million, 60 percent higher than net income of $17.4 million in the second quarter of 2005. Earnings were $0.63 per diluted share, an increase of 54 percent versus earnings of $0.41 per diluted share in the second quarter of last year. ITG's total revenues for the second quarter of 2006 were $153.6 million, 50 percent higher than total revenue of $102.2 million for the second quarter of 2005.

Excluding the impact of non-recurring items, operating revenues of $148.1 million increased by 49 percent from second quarter 2005 operating revenues of $99.5 million and includes $16.8 million pertaining to our recent acquisitions of Macgregor and Plexus. In the second quarter of 2006, operating earnings per share of $0.56 increased 47 percent versus $0.38 per diluted share in the second quarter of last year. Pre-tax operating margins in the second quarter of 2006 were 28.2 percent, up from 24.9 percent in the second quarter of 2005.

Second quarter 2006 operating results exclude a one-time pre-tax gain of $5.4 million ($3.2 million after tax), or $0.07 per diluted share from the sale of our 50 percent stake in a Canadian joint venture, KTG Technologies Corp., to IRESS Market Technology Limited for CAD $9.5 million, or approximately US $8.3 million, in April 2006. Excluding this one-time gain, ITG's operating net income grew 55 percent over second quarter 2005 and 14 percent versus first quarter 2006, while operating earnings per share increased 47 percent above second quarter 2005 and 14 percent over first quarter 2006.

"ITG's US volumes grew significantly in the second quarter as we increased our market share to record levels," said Ray Killian, ITG's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Market conditions continue to support our strategy of providing integrated tools across the trading continuum. We are committed to advancing this strategy by managing our business efficiently and investing in our future growth."

ITG's International operating revenues were $28.2 million in the second quarter of 2006, 23 percent higher than revenues of $22.9 million in the second quarter of 2005. International pre-tax operating income increased from $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2005 to $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2006.

"ITG sees a growth opportunity in the international markets as we expand our existing market footprint into Asia," said Mr. Killian. "In addition, the focus on best execution in Europe is accelerating electronic trading, a trend that has positive implications for ITG."

Year to date - US GAAP Results

For the six months ended June 30, 2006, revenues increased 55 percent from the prior year period to $299.8 million, net income increased 77 percent to $54.3 million and diluted earnings per share increased 68 percent to $1.23.

Conference Call

ITG has scheduled a conference call today at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss second quarter results. Those wishing to listen to the call should dial 1-866-362-4820 and enter the pass code 62679103 at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call to ensure connection. A listen-only webcast will also be available on ITG's website at http://www.itg.com/. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast of the call, a replay will be available for one week by dialing 1-888-286-8010 and entering the pass code 24830881. A replay will be available for two weeks on ITG's website. Both methods of listening to the replay will be available starting approximately two hours after the completion of the conference call.

About ITG

Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE:ITG), is a specialized agency brokerage and technology firm that partners with clients globally to provide innovative solutions spanning the entire investment process. A pioneer in electronic trading, ITG has a unique approach that combines pre-trade analysis, order management, trade execution, and post-trade evaluation to provide clients with continuous improvements in trading and cost efficiency. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information on ITG, please visit www.itg.com.

In addition to historical information, this press release may contain "forward-looking" statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that reflect management's expectations for the future. A variety of important factors could cause results to differ materially from such statements. These factors include the company's ability to achieve expected future levels of sales; the actions of both current and potential new competitors; rapid changes in technology; financial market volatility; general economic conditions in the United States and elsewhere; evolving industry regulation; cash flows into or redemption from equity funds; effects of inflation; customer trading patterns; and new products and services. These and other risks are described in greater detail in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005, and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the company's web site.

Click Here for Financial Information INVESTMENT TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC. Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) (In thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, ------------------ ------------------- 2006 2005 2006 2005 --------- ------------------ --------- Revenues: Commissions $125,904 $95,688 $243,482 $183,221 Recurring 18,206 2,260 35,870 4,773 Other 9,449 4,234 20,449 5,850 --------- -------- --------- --------- Total revenues 153,559 102,182 299,801 193,844 --------- -------- --------- --------- Expenses: Compensation and employee benefits 50,749 37,731 102,726 71,312 Transaction processing 19,738 14,013 37,581 28,297 Occupancy and equipment 9,586 7,220 18,069 14,473 Telecommunications and data processing services 7,702 4,935 14,597 9,800 Other general and administrative 15,347 10,773 29,255 20,241 Interest expense 3,157 -- 6,180 -- --------- -------- --------- --------- Total expenses 106,279 74,672 208,408 144,123 --------- -------- --------- --------- Income before income tax expense 47,280 27,510 91,393 49,721 Income tax expense 19,428 10,070 37,134 19,045 --------- -------- --------- --------- Net income $ 27,852 $17,440 $ 54,259 $ 30,676 ========= ======== ========= ========= Earnings per share: Basic $ 0. 64 $ 0.41 $ 1.26 $ 0.73 ========= ======== ========= ========= Diluted $ 0. 63 $ 0.41 $ 1.23 $ 0.73 ========= ======== ========= ========= Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding 43,304 42,040 43,153 42,025 Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding 44,265 42,204 44,034 42,183 INVESTMENT TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC. Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (In thousands, except share amounts) June 30, December 31, 2006 2005 ----------- ----------- (unaudited) Assets Cash and cash equivalents $270,506 $261,044 Cash restricted or segregated under regulations and other 14,289 7,007 Securities owned, at fair value 6,628 6,017 Receivables from brokers, dealers and other, net 1,019,165 485,012 Investments 9,207 10,628 Premises and equipment, net 27,865 22,292 Capitalized software, net 21,801 12,780 Goodwill 401,108 176,773 Other intangibles 30,538 12,173 Deferred taxes 12,717 7,972 Other assets 11,951 14,636 ----------- ----------- Total assets $1,825,775 $1,016,334 =========== =========== Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $159,970 $109,442 Payables to brokers, dealers and other 937,158 435,141 Securities sold, not yet purchased, at fair value 680 91 Income taxes payable 9,747 9,354 Long term debt 175,100 -- ----------- ----------- Total liabilities 1,282,655 554,028 ----------- ----------- Commitments and contingencies Stockholders' Equity Preferred stock, par value $0.01; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding -- -- Common stock, par value $0.01; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 51,419,727 and 51,390,027 shares issued at June 30, 2006 and December 31, 2005, respectively and 43,349,110 and 42,773,651 shares outstanding at June 30, 2006 and December 31, 2005, respectively 514 514 Additional paid-in capital 186,980 175,600 Retained earnings 496,906 442,647 Common stock held in treasury, at cost; 8,070,617 and 8,616,376 shares at June 30, 2006 and December 31, 2005, respectively (152,427) (162,735) Accumulated other comprehensive income (net of tax) 11,147 6,280 ----------- ----------- Total stockholders' equity 543,120 462,306 ----------- ----------- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $1,825,775 $1,016,334 =========== =========== INVESTMENT TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC. Reconciliation of US GAAP Results to Pro Forma Operating Results (unaudited) In evaluating the Company's financial performance, management reviews results from operations which excludes non-operating or one-time charges. Pro forma earnings per share is a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) performance measure, but the Company believes that it is useful to assist investors in gaining an understanding of the trends and operating results for the Company's core businesses. Pro forma earnings per share should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of, the Company's reported results under US GAAP. The following is a reconciliation of US GAAP results to pro forma results for the periods presented (in thousands except per share amounts): Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, --------------------- ------------------ 2006 2005 2006 2005 -------------------- ------------------- Total revenues $153,559 $ 102,182 $299,801 $193,844 Less: Non-recurring revenue (1)(2) (5,453) (2,699) (13,230) (2,824) -------------------- ------------------- Pro forma operating revenues 148,106 99,483 286,571 191,020 -------------------- ------------------- Total expenses 106,279 74,672 208,408 144,123 Income before income tax expense 47,280 27,510 91,393 49,721 Effect of pro forma adjustments (5,453) (2,699) (13,230) (2,824) -------------------- ------------------- Pro forma operating income before income tax expense 41,827 24,811 78,163 46,897 -------------------- ------------------- Income tax expense 19,428 10,070 37,134 19,045 Tax effect of pro forma adjustments (2,219) (1,106) (5,111) (1,158) -------------------- ------------------- Pro forma operating income tax expense 17,209 8,964 32,023 17,887 -------------------- ------------------- Net income 27,852 17,440 54,259 30,676 Net effect of pro forma adjustments (3,234) (1,593) (8,119) (1,666) -------------------- ------------------- Pro forma operating net income $ 24,618 $ 15,847 $ 46,140 $ 29,010 -------------------- ------------------- Diluted earnings per share $ 0.63 $ 0.41 $ 1.23 $ 0.73 Net effect of pro forma adjustments (0.07) (0.03) (0.18) (0.04) -------------------- ------------------- Pro forma diluted operating earnings per share $ 0.56 $ 0.38 $ 1.05 $ 0.69 ==================== =================== Notes: ------ (1) In 2006, non-recurring revenues relate to: a) our ownership of two memberships on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") that as part of their merger with Archipelago Holdings, Inc. ("Archipelago") were combined under a new holding company named NYSE Group, Inc. in which each NYSE member received compensation consisting of cash and restricted shares of NYSE Group, Inc. common stock. Accordingly, consideration received for our memberships in First Quarter 2006 consisted of 157,202 restricted shares of NYSE Group, Inc. common stock resulting in gains of approximately $6.9 million and approximately $1.0 million in cash and dividends, which was recorded as dividend income. In Second Quarter 2006, we were able to sell a portion of the shares received and recorded an additional gain of approximately $80,000, and b) our sale in Second Quarter 2006 of our remaining interests in a Canadian joint venture that we entered into in 2004 with IRESS Market Technology Limited ("IRESS"), to IRESS resulting in a gain of $5.4 million. (2) In 2005, non-recurring revenue was comprised of gains from a) our shares of Archipelago Holdings common stock that we received as part of an equity entitlement program, of which $2.7 million was recognized in Second Quarter of 2005, and b) a recovery against previous investment write-downs of $0.4 million in First Quarter 2005. -->

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