Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (HKEx) (00388.HK) said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) climbed 18 percent year on year to HK$1.46 billion (US$188.34 million) in the three months to September. Revenue and other income rose 26 percent to HK$2.13 billion, while net profit was up 20 percent at HK$1.2 billion. In the first nine months of the year, the company’s EBITDA grew 13 percent to HK$4.56 billion from a year ago, net profit surged 10 percent to HK$3.53 billion on revenue of HK$6.57 billion, according to the filing. During the three quarters, the stock exchange hosted 42 initial public offerings which raised HK$59 billion, up 34 percent from a year earlier.
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