Intercontinental Exchange, often referred to as ICE, is a financial and commodity market operator. It owns financial and commodity markets exchanges and operates 12 regulated exchanges and marketplaces, including the New York Stock Exchange, futures exchanges in United States, Canada, and Europe, equity options exchanges and over-the-counter instruments markets. ICE also owns and operates 6 central clearing houses in the US, Europe, and Asia.
The market capitalization of a company, more simply referred to as "market cap", is the total market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. It is often considered as a key indicator of what a company is worth.