NYMEX Holdings, Inc. , parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX), today reported that total operating revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007 rose 25% to a record $173.2 million compared to $138.3 million for the third quarter 2006. Net income for the third quarter 2007 increased 54% to a record $62.6 million compared to $40.7 million for the third quarter 2006. Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter 2007 were $0.66, based on 94.8 million shares outstanding, compared to $0.47, based on 81.6 million shares outstanding, for the third quarter 2006.
The Board of Directors approved a special dividend of $100 million, as well as its regular quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share on the Company's common stock. Both dividends will apply to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 3, 2007, and payable on December 28, 2007....MORE