IG Group Holdings PLC reported Thursday a more than doubled profit for the first half of fiscal 2021, boosted by rising trading volumes.
The online-trading company posted a pretax profit for the six months ended Nov. 30 of 231.3 million pounds ($315.8 million) compared with GBP101.2 million for the year-earlier period.
Net trading revenue rose to GBP416.9 million from GBP249.9 million for the same period a year earlier. Active clients rose 55% to 238,600, with new client retention rates remaining comparable to historical averages.
The board declared an unchanged interim dividend of 12.96 pence a share.
IG said it expects some reduction in client acquisition if market volatility continues to fade but it will benefit from a higher active client base.
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