Goldman Sachs (GS) Q2 Revenue, EPS Tops Views
Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) reported Q2 EPS of $5.98, $1.32 better than the analyst estimate of $4.66. Revenue for the quarter came in at $9.4 billion versus the consensus estimate of $8.74 billion.
- Net revenues of $9.40 billion were 19% higher than the second quarter of 2017 and the highest second quarter in nine years.
- The firm ranked first in worldwide announced mergers and acquisitions for the year-to-date. The firm also ranked first in worldwide equity and equity-related offerings, common stock offerings and initial public offerings for the year-todate. (2)
- Investment Banking produced net revenues of $2.05 billion (third highest quarter), reflecting strong net revenues in both Financial Advisory and Underwriting.
- Investment Management produced record quarterly net revenues of $1.84 billion. Assets under supervision (3) increased to a record $1.51 trillion.
- First half diluted EPS increased 42% compared with the first half of 2017 to a record $12.93.
- First half annualized ROE (1) of 14.1% was the highest in nine years.
- Book value per common share increased by 4.1% during the quarter and 7.4% during the year-to-date to $194.37
“Solid performance across all of our major businesses drove the strongest first-half returns in nine years. With a healthy economic backdrop and deep client franchises, the firm is well-positioned to invest in attractive opportunities to meet the needs of our clients and continue to generate earnings growth,” said Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO.
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