Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (0388) announced its net profit for the first three quarters rose by 35 percent yearly to HK$7.48 billion, while basic earnings per share were HK$6.03.
Shares of HKEX rose by 1.17 percent to HK$224.4 yesterday.
Revenue and other income for the first three quarters ended September 2018 saw 27 percent year-on-year increase to HK$12.3 billion, mainly driven by an increase in trading and clearing fees and record listing fees from both an increase in the number of listed companies, and newly listed Derivative Warrants and Callable Bull/Bear Contracts.
Operating expenses during the same period increased by 13 percent yearly to HK$2.94 billion, attributable to increases in staff costs, IT costs and premises expenses.
The average daily turnover of equity products traded on the Stock Exchange rose by 37 percent yearly to HK$91.2 billion in the first three quarters.
The average daily turnover of DWs, CBBCs and warrants traded on the Stock Exchange increased by 52 percent to HK$23.5 billion.
Meanwhile, shares of Hon Corporation (8259), a Singapore-based building and infrastructure contractor, closed at HK$0.70 on its market debut, 40 percent higher than its IPO price of HK$0.50.
In other news, Luckin Coffee, an up-and-coming coffee chain with ambitions to challenge Starbucks in China, has begun early-stage discussion with investment banks regarding an overseas initial public offering, most likely in Hong Kong or New York. The company is targeting a valuation of US$1.5 billion (HK$11.74 billion) to US$2 billion as it launches a new round of funding, according to sources.