Moscow Exchange announces results for the full year 2022
Unless stated otherwise, all figures below refer to performance in 2022 and all comparisons are with the previous year, based on IFRS financials.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2022
- F&C income was down 9.8% to RUB 37.5 bln as non-resident trading discontinued and RUB asset prices declined.
- Operating expenses added 16.2%, comfortably below the FY’22 OPEX guidance.
- EBITDA rose 28.4% to RUB 49.7 bln. Net profit added 29.2% to RUB 36.3 bln.
PERFORMANCE OF KEY BUSINESS LINES
|FY 2022||FY 2021||Change||Q4 2022||Q4 2021||Change|
|Fee and commission income, RUB mln||3 266.3||5 200.8||-37.2%||701.8||1 559.0||-55.0%|
|Trading volumes, RUB bln||17 595.4||29 996.8||-41.3%||2 656.7||9 243.7||-71.3%|
|Fee and commission income, RUB mln||2 003.6||2 431.6||-17.6%||982.0||601.2||63.3%|
|Trading volumes (ex. overnight bonds), RUB bln||12 865.0||18 608.7||-30.9%||6 673.3||4 629.1||44.2%|
|Fee and commission income, RUB mln||5 661.6||4 191.4||35.1%||1 508.5||1 154.1||30.7%|
|Trading volumes, RUB bln||267 838.1||322 032.3||-16.8%||50 716.2||81 518.8||-37.8%|
|Fee and commission income, RUB mln||9 497.0||11 699.1||-18.8%||2 416.2||3 372.6||-28.4%|
|Trading volumes, RUB bln||672 733.2||476 352.0||41.2%||165 830.2||133 351.4||24.4%|
|Fee and commission income, RUB mln||3 741.3||5 198.4||-28.0%||924.9||1 638.5||-43.6%|
|Trading volumes, RUB bln||77 875.8||158 529.3||-50.9%||11 343.7||45 676.1||-75.2%|
|ITSLM (IT Services, Listing and Marketplace) fee income|
|Information services, RUB mln||1 118.2||1 185.8||-5.7%||258.1||306.8||-15.9%|
|Sale of software and tech services, RUB mln||1 221.2||1 133.6||7.7%||361.4||302.6||19.4%|
|Listing and other services, RUB mln||578.0||763.8||-24.3%||199.0||233.4||-14.7%|
|Financial marketplace services, RUB mln||747.4||497.0||50.4%||217.9||182.9||19.1%|
|Other business lines, RUB mln||9 652.6||9 252.5||4.3%||2 285.4||2 611.7||-12.5%|
|Total fee and commission income, RUB mln||37 487.2||41 554.0||-9.8%||9 855.2||11 962.8||-17.6%|
- The total market capitalization of the Equities Market at the end of 2022 was RUB 38.4 trln (USD 530.1 bln). Fee and commission income from the Equities Market was down 37.2% on the back of a similar decrease in trading volumes. Foreign investors, a major client category of the Equities Market, were largely unable to operate, triggering the decrease in trading volumes.
- Fee income from the Bond Market decreased 17.6% while trading volumes (excluding placements of overnight bonds) contracted by 30.9%. Primary market volumes (excluding placements of overnight bonds) were down 25.4%, mostly driven by lower OFZs & OBRs placements in a volatile interest rate environment. Secondary market trading volumes declined by 35.5%. Effective fee dynamics were supported by the migration of trading volumes to value-added, CCP-based trading modes.
- Fee income from the FX Market was up 35.1%. Trading volumes were down 16.8%. Spot volumes added 5.5%, while swap volumes declined by 26.2%. There are two major factors behind the effective fee dynamics. First, the trading volume mix substantially improved towards the more profitable spot segment. Second, the new tariff structure that came into effect on the 1st of August and favoured liquidity makers also supported the effective fee.
- Money Market fee income was down 18.8%. Trading volumes grew 41.2%. The effective fee dynamics is mainly explained by the 38% decline of the average repo terms as the planning horizon deteriorated. GCC-repo volumes improved by 58.8% to reach RUB 133 trln. CCP repo trading volumes improved 22.6%.
- The Derivatives Market F&C income declined by 28.0%. The trading volume dropped 50.9% as foreign investors discontinued operations. The discrepancy between fee income and volume dynamics was the result of a shift in volumes’ mix towards FX derivatives and the new asymmetric tariff structure implemented in June 2022.
- IT Services, Listing and Marketplace fee income line was largely driven by revenue from financial marketplace Finuslugi. Sale of software and tech services improved by 7.7%. Listing and other services decreased 24.3% as primary market activity deteriorated. Sales of information services declined by 5.7%, primarily on the back of RUB appreciation during the year.
BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY, RUB mln
|FY 2022||FY 2021||Change|
|Total Assets||6 619 280.3||6 143 438.3||7.7%|
|Total Liabilities||6 442 538.5||6 003 267.3||7.3%|
|Total Equity||176 741.8||140 171.0||26.1%|
|FY 2022||FY 2021||Change||Q4 2022||Q4 2021||Change|
|General and Administrative Expenses||11 860.9||10 632.9||11.5%||2 899.0||3 388.1||-14.4%|
|Amortisation of intangible assets||3 184.4||2 717.6||17.2%||846.6||700.2||20.9%|
|Equipment and intangible assets maintenance||1 779.9||1 912.1||-6.9%||347.4||558.8||-37.8%|
|Advertising and marketing costs||1 563.6||835.5||87.1%||153.0||570.9||-73.2%|
|Depreciation of property and equipment||1 176.0||971.9||21.0%||288.4||266.4||8.3%|
|Taxes, other than income tax||951.2||787.8||20.7%||153.7||291.5||-47.3%|
|Market makers fees||438.4||764.1||-42.6%||138.0||201.6||-31.5%|
|Registrar and foreign depository services||389.5||620.8||-37.3%||134.7||143.2||-5.9%|
|Rent and office maintenance||350.3||337.9||3.7%||96.9||73.1||32.6%|
|Loss on disposal of property, equipment and intangible assets||119.9||13.5||788.1%||109.3||12.9||747.3%|
|Business trip expenses||22.1||16.8||31.5%||6.0||5.3||13.2%|
|Personnel expenses||11 982.3||9 881.7||21.3%||3 147.1||2 707.4||16.2%|
|Employees benefits except for share-based payments||9 758.0||7 839.0||24.5%||2 623.4||2 210.5||18.7%|
|Payroll related taxes||1 960.0||1 620.8||20.9%||459.6||389.6||18.0%|
|Share-based payment expense on equity settled instruments||228.6||372.6||-38.6%||46.3||83.5||-44.6%|
|Share-based payment expense on cash settled instruments||35.7||49.3||-27.6%||17.8||23.8||-25.2%|
|Total operating expenses||23 843.2||20 514.6||16.2%||6 046.1||6 095.5||-0.8%|
|Headcount, employees e-o-p||2 339||2 279||2.6%||2 339||2 279||2.6%|
- FY’22 OPEX increased by 16.2%, fitting the FY’22 OPEX guidance of below 20%.
- OPEX for 4Q’22 came virtually unchanged, decreasing by 0.8% YoY, as dynamics of personnel and G&A expenses offset each other.
- The 16.2% YoY rise in 4Q’22 personnel expenses decomposes into:  17.0 p.p. net effect of additional bonus provisions,  -0.8 p.p. other factors.
- Headcount measured by the number of employees was up 2.6% YoY.
- Advertising and marketing costs in 4Q’22 decreased 73.2% YoY as the Finuslugi promo campaign came to a conclusion.
- Loss on disposal of property, equipment and intangible assets line surged 8x 4Q’22 as obsolete software was written off.
- D&A and IT maintenance declined by 2.8% YoY in 4Q’22, while D&A was up 17.4%. The latter is explained by the higher CAPEX of 4Q’21. IT maintenance costs decreased 37.8% YoY in 4Q’22 as foreign vendors discontinued their service.
- The cash position at the end of 2022 was RUB 107.33 bln. The company had no debt as of the end of the reporting period.
- CAPEX for the year amounted to RUB 4.18 bln, in-line with the FY’22 guidance of RUB 3.8-4.3 bln. It was mostly attributable to purchases of software and equipment as well as software development.
- The FY’23 OPEX growth expectation is 12-16% YoY.
- FY’23 CAPEX guidance range is RUB 4-7 bln. Actual spend depends on the implementation of software & hardware renewal program.
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About Moscow Exchange
Moscow Exchange Group operates Russia’s main trading platform for equities, bonds, derivative instruments, currencies, money market instruments and commodities. The Group includes the central securities depository (National Settlement Depository), and a clearing center (National Clearing Centre), performing the functions of central counterparty on the markets, which allows Moscow Exchange to offer its clients the full spectrum of trading and post-trading services. Moscow Exchange held the initial public offering of its shares on 15 February 2013 (ticker MOEX).
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