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GAIN Capital (GCAP) Company Profile

Updated Sep 9, 2019
GAIN Capital has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
Short Name:GAIN Capital
Trading Ticker Symbol:GCAP
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:New Jersey, NJ
Primary Industry Sector:Finance
Seconday Sub-sector:Investment Bankers and Brokers
Main Business Areas: Finance, Investment Bankers and Brokers, Financial Services, Capital Markets
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for GAIN Capital

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of GAIN Capital as of writing:
Current Share Price:$5.01
Previous Year's Closing Price:$6.16
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-18.67%
Market Cap:$163.93 million
52-week Price Range:$3.75 - $7.89
Dividend Per Share:$0.24
EPS (TTM):-0.44
Price-Earnings (Trailing):0
Price-Earnings (Forward):8.64

Company Profile and Business Description for GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GAIN), incorporated on March 24, 2006, is a provider of trading services and solutions, specializing in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets. The Company's segments include Retail segment, Institutional segment and Futures segment. As of December 31, 2016, it offered its customers access to a range of over 12,500 financial products, including spot foreign exchange (forex) and precious metals trading, as well as contracts for difference (CFDs), which are investment products with returns linked to the performance of underlying asset. As of December 31, 2016, it also supported trading of exchange-traded futures and options on futures on over 30 global exchanges. In the United Kingdom, the Company offers spread bets, which are investment products similar to CFDs. As of December 31, 2016, it serviced customers in over 180 countries across the world, and conducts business from its offices in Bedminster, New Jersey; Jersey City, New Jersey; London, England; Cornwall, England; Chicago, Illinois; Powell, Ohio; Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Pembroke, Bermuda; Hong Kong, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore.

Retail Segment

Through its retail segment, the Company provides its retail customers across the world with access to a range of global financial markets, including spot forex, precious metals, spread bets and CFDs on commodities, indices, individual equities and interest rate products, as well OTC options on forex. The Company conducts its retail business primarily through FOREX.com and City Index brands, which are available in multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, German and Arabic. The retail segment also includes Trade Facts, Ltd. (Trade Facts). Trade Facts, along with its subsidiary, Faraday Research LLP, provides individual investors with professional advice and trading recommendations across a range of markets, including forex, individual equities, equity indices and other market sectors. The Company generates its revenue in retail segment by trading revenue from its market making activities for OTC products, earned principally from the bid/offer spread it offers to customers and any net gains and losses generated through changes in the market value of the currencies and other products held in its net exposure, and fees, including financing charges for positions held overnight, commissions on equity CFD trades and advisory services, and other account related fees.

Institutional Segment

The Company's institutional segment provides agency execution services and offers electronic access to spot and forward foreign exchange and precious metals markets through Electronic Communications Network (ECN), through its GTX platform. It also offers high touch services. The institutional segment also facilitates client orders through riskless principal trades. Through GTX platform, the Company provides deep liquidity in spot and forward forex and precious metals to buy-side and sell-side firms, including banks, brokers, hedge funds, Commodity Trading Advisors and asset managers. Its GTX Direct offering, a component of ECN business, allows experienced traders meeting certain qualifications, but do not have a credit line with a prime broker, access to the liquidity of the GTX platform. Through GTX Direct, the Company's clients deposit collateral with the Company and it makes trades through the GTX trading platform on its clients' behalf, earning a commission for each trade. Its institutional sales and trading business serves a range of participants across several asset classes, allowing clients to interact with the market based on their specific needs and preferences.

Futures Segment

The Company's futures segment offers execution and risk management services for exchange-traded futures and futures options on the United States and European exchanges. The Company offers futures services through its regulated Futures Commission Merchant (FCM), GAIN Capital Group, LLC. The Company also holds interest in Global Asset Advisors, LLC (GAA), a futures brokerage firm that markets to, and services clients through Daniels Trading, an online futures brokerage targeting retail and professional traders, and Top Third Ag Marketing, LLC (TT), which uses options-based hedging strategies to help clients manage the risks of agricultural production. Revenue in its futures segment is primarily generated through commissions earned on futures and futures options trades.

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