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"At Nasdaq, delivering value for our clients and shareholders has always been our highest ambition, and the ultimate measure of our success. We do this through an unwavering dedication to our core values, a laser-focus on effective and efficient operation of our business and through actively listening to our clients as we expand our offerings and move into new businesses."
/ Robert Greifeld

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© 2015 Brad Trent

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Financial Highlights

Record Performance
$2,067 M net revenues +9.1% y-o-y
$998 M EBITDA* +5.6% y-o-y
$499 M net income* +12.1% y-o-y
$2.88 EPS* +10.8% y-o-y

Returned $276M in value to shareholders through $178M in repurchased stock and $98M in paid dividends


*non-GAAP

Business Performance

Record Revenue

Technology Solutions

$542M
+19.1%
y-o-y
  • Record year with new order intake of $193 million and an order backlog of $704 million
  • 98% of S&P 500 and 81% of FTSE are clients

Market Services

$814M
+4.9%
y-o-y
  • Single largest liquidity pool for global equities
  • Fifth year of leading market share in U.S. Equity Options

Information Services

$473M
+8.5%
y-o-y
  • 99B in AUM, representing a 8.0% y-o-y increase
  • Record Data Products revenue of $384M representing a 6.1% y-o-y increase with a 48% y-o-y increase in Nasdaq Basic subscribers

Listing Services

$238M
+4.4%
y-o-y
  • Won 61% of U.S. IPOs in 2014
  • 189 Nasdaq-listed IPOs is a 13-year high
  • Record of 72 new listings in the Nordic region

Profiles in Ambition

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Ambitious by Nature

We START, SEE and SHAPE things with passion and integrity

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Fueling our Ambition

Deep customer knowledge and an understanding of how technology will change

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As Ambitious as Our Clients

A reflection of the dynamic entrepreneurship and exciting companies we work with

Nasdaq Vision

We connect business, capital and ideas to advance today's global economies.

Our Mission

We provide market-leading technology solutions and intelligence to help business and investors succeed in today's global markets.

Our Values

Our Leadership