As the operator of 12 global securities exchanges—including the New York Stock Exchange and futures exchanges in Europe and Canada—Intercontinental Exchange wants to be the platform of choice for commodities and financial markets. ICE got a boost last year when buzzy companies Line and Snap chose the NYSE for their IPOs. Add in an ecosystem of clearinghouses and data services, and ICE saw a 27% boost in its revenues to $6 billion in 2016. The company’s purchase of financial market data company Interactive Data in 2015 was another win: Data services made up 33% of ICE’s sales last year.
Jeffrey C. Sprecher
|Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)||$5,863|
|Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)||$1,616|
|Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2017 ($M)||$40,877|