By Micah Maidenberg
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. reported a weaker profit as it worked to absorb Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform for lenders originating mortgages.
Intercontinental, which operates stock exchanges and clearing houses and provides data for various markets, on Thursday reported its profit slipped to $390 million, or 71 cents a share, from $529 million, or 94 cents a share, for the year-earlier period.
Compensation costs rose 14% year over year, the company said. Intercontinental recorded $76 million in acquisition and integration costs in the quarter, weighing on earnings. The company purchased Ellie Mae Sept. 4.
Its adjusted profit of $1.03 a share was ahead of expectations from analysts by 4 cents, according to FactSet.
Revenue at the owner of the New York Stock Exchange rose to $1.41 billion from $1.34 billion, less transaction-based expenses, and was more than the $1.38 billion consensus estimate for the latest period. Third-quarter revenue included $75 million related to Ellie Mae.
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