Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE) | Score-Card Analysis

This Score-Card analysis of Intercontinental Exchange Inc attributes an Overall Score to a company by analyzing several aspects that I consider to be among the most important.

In summary, a company to have an overall score close to 100% must have the following characteristics:

  • Report high growth rates in the last 3 years (and in the last quarter) in terms of Revenue, Gross Profit, Operating Income and Net Income. Furthermore, it must operate with high and improving margins in recent years.
  • Analysts expect Earnings Per Share (EPS) and revenues to grow in the short term (in the next quarter) and in the medium to long term (in the next 5 years). Moreover, they expect the company to be undervalued at current prices and in the last quarter their EPS expectations must have been beaten with a consequent rise in share prices.
  • The stock price of the company must have outperformed the S&P 500 index and in the last 3 months the Hedge Funds and Insiders bought shares in the company.

The overall score ranges from 0% (if the characteristics listed above are all very negative) to +100% and it is unlikely that there will be a company with a +100% score because the requirements for achieving this score are very high, however a score higher than +70% can be considered good.

The purpose of this analysis is purely informative.

Score-Card analysis of Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE)


  • Potential Upside by 12%
  • Expected annual EPS growth by 9.6% for the next 5 years
  • $ 6.5 billion in Revenue (+ 40% in the past 3 years)
  • $ 2 billion in Net Income (+ 63% in the past 3 years) and 31.8% Net Margin

Full description

Intercontinental Exchange Inc operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and listings venues for commodity, financial, fixed income, and equity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, European Union, Asia, Israel, and Canada.

The overall score of ICE is 76,9% .

In the last 6 months, ICE has underperformed the S&P500 index by -2,8% and analysts believe the company is undervalued by 11,8% .

In the last quarter, the company reported revenue of 1663 million, up by 13,7% compared to the same quarter 12 months earlier. Revenue TTM (Trailing-12-Months) are equal to 6557 million, up by 40,0% in the last 3 years.

ICE reported an operating income of 706 million in the last quarter, an improvement by 17,3% compared to the same quarter 12 months earlier, also reporting an improvement by 3,2% in the operating margin. Considering the sum of the last four quarters (TTM), ICE reports an operating income of 2727,0 Million , a growth by 55,8% compared to three years ago and an improvement by 11,3% in the operating margin.

ICE reported a net income of 529 million in the last quarter, an improvement by 15,5% compared to the same quarter 12 months earlier, also reporting an improvement by 1,6% in the net margin. The TTM net income is 2085 million , a growth by 63,7% compared to three years ago and the net margin has improved by 16,9% .

In the next quarter, analysts expect growth in EPS (Earnings Per Share) by 3,2% and a growth in revenue by 0,6% . Furthermore, they expect an annual growth by ICE EPS by 9,6% for the next 5 years.

In the last quarter, ICE reported better EPS than analysts’ expectations and the stock price reacted by increasing by 1,2% .

Finally, in the last quarter the Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 168.1k shares. The Insiders have purchased shares worth $1.43M .

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