February 12, 2018

E*TRADE Financial Corporation Reports Monthly Activity for January 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) today released its Monthly Activity Report for January 2018.

Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) for January were 315,572, a 29 percent increase from December and a 57 percent increase from the year-ago period. Derivatives represented 30 percent of DARTs during the month. The Company added 64,581 gross new brokerage accounts in January and ended the month with approximately 3.7 million brokerage accounts—an increase of 25,529 from December.

Net new brokerage assets were $1.5 billion in the month. During the month, customer security holdings increased by $17.4 billion, and brokerage-related cash increased by $0.1 billion to $53.0 billion. Customer margin balances increased $0.3 billion, ending the month at $9.4 billion. Customers were net buyers of approximately $1.5 billion in securities during the month.

Monthly Activity Data

      Jan-18   Dec-17   Jan-17   % Chg. M/M   % Chg. Y/Y
Trading days 21.0 20.0 20.0 N.M. N.M.
 
DARTs 315,572 245,172 201,464 29% 57%
Derivative DARTs 95,496 65,074 58,218 47% 64%
Derivative DARTs % 30 % 27 % 29 % 3% 1%
 
Gross new brokerage accounts 64,581 53,922 42,055 20% 54%
Gross new stock plan accounts 26,620 20,754 20,004 28% 33%
Gross new banking accounts 466   357   281   31% 66%
Total gross new accounts 91,667 75,033 62,340 22% 47%
 
Net new brokerage accounts 25,529 27,804 10,239 (8)% 149%
Net new stock plan accounts 13,175 4,325 5,698 205% 131%
Net new banking accounts (1,602 ) (2,170 ) (1,309 ) 26% (22)%
Net new accounts 37,102 29,959 14,628 24% 154%
 
End of period brokerage accounts 3,660,438 3,634,909 3,473,242 1% 5%
End of period stock plan accounts 1,505,551 1,492,376 1,461,758 1% 3%
End of period banking accounts 297,247   298,849   315,364   (1)% (6)%
End of period total accounts 5,463,236 5,426,134 5,250,364 1% 4%
 
Customer margin balances ($B)(1) $ 9.4 $ 9.1 $ 7.2 3% 31%
 

Customer Assets ($B)

Security holdings $ 304.7 $ 287.3 $ 231.4 6% 32%
Sweep deposits 38.4 37.7 29.1 2% 32%
Customer cash held by third parties(2) 4.8 5.7 14.4 (16)% (67)%
Customer payables (cash) 9.8   9.5   8.3   3% 18%
Brokerage customer assets 357.7   340.2   283.2   5% 26%
Unexercised stock plan holdings (vested) 42.3 38.1 31.7 11% 33%
Savings, checking and other banking assets 4.9   5.0   5.2   (2)% (6)%
Total customer assets $ 404.9   $ 383.3   $ 320.1   6% 26%
 
Net new brokerage assets(3) $ 1.5 $ 1.1 $ 0.8 36% 88%
Net new banking assets(3) (0.2 )   (0.1 ) N.M. N.M.
Net new customer assets(3) $ 1.3 $ 1.1 $ 0.7 18% 86%
 
Brokerage related cash $ 53.0 $ 52.9 $ 51.8 —% 2%
Other cash and deposits 4.9   5.0   5.2   (2)% (6)%
Total customer cash and deposits $ 57.9 $ 57.9 $ 57.0 —% 2%
 
Managed products $ 5.7 $ 5.4 $ 4.0 6% 43%
Customer net (buy) / sell activity $ (1.5 ) $ (0.6 ) $ (0.3 ) N.M. N.M.
(1)   Represents margin receivables held on the balance sheet and customer margin balances held by a third party clearing firm. The balances held by a third party were transferred to E*TRADE Securities during August 2017 in connection with the OptionsHouse integration.
(2) Customer cash held by third parties is held outside E*TRADE and includes money market funds and sweep deposit accounts at unaffiliated financial institutions. During August 2017, customer cash held by a third party clearing firm, which had previously been included in customer cash held by third parties, was transferred to E*TRADE Securities in connection with the OptionsHouse integration. Customer cash held by third parties is not reflected in the Company's consolidated balance sheet and is not immediately available for liquidity purposes.
(3) Net new customer assets are total inflows to all new and existing customer accounts less total outflows from all closed and existing customer accounts. The net new banking assets and net new brokerage assets metrics treat asset flows between E*TRADE entities in the same manner as unrelated third party accounts.
 

Historical metrics and financials can be found on E*TRADE Financial's corporate website at https://about.etrade.com.

About E*TRADE Financial

Securities products and services are offered by E*TRADE Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services are offered through E*TRADE Capital Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Commodity futures and options on futures products and services are offered by E*TRADE Futures LLC, Member NFA. Banking products and services are offered by E*TRADE Bank, a federal savings bank, Member FDIC, or its subsidiaries. E*TRADE Securities LLC, E*TRADE Capital Management, LLC, E*TRADE Futures LLC, and E*TRADE Bank are separate but affiliated companies. More information is available at www.etrade.com.

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