It’s Official: Goldman is King Again

Goldman’s numbers were absolutely fantastic.

 

Goldman Sachs beats by $1.96, beats on revs (135.59 )
Reports Q4 (Dec) earnings of $5.60 per share, $1.96 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $3.64; revenues rose 52.7% year/year to $9.24 bln vs the $7.67 bln consensus.

IB Unit
Fourth Quarter Net revenues in Investment Banking were $1.41 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 64% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011 and 21% higher than the third quarter of 2012. Net revenues in Financial Advisory were $508 million, 8% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011, primarily reflecting an increase in industry-wide completed mergers and acquisitions. Net revenues in the firm’s Underwriting business were $897 million, more than double the amount in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net revenues in both debt underwriting and equity underwriting were significantly higher compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, primarily reflecting an increase in industry-wide activity.

Return on average common shareholders’ equity (ROE) was 10.7% for 2012.

ICS Unit
Fourth Quarter Net revenues in Institutional Client Services were $4.34 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 42% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011 and 4% higher than the third quarter of 2012. Net revenues in Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution were $2.04 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 50% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting significantly higher net revenues in credit products and mortgages compared with difficult market-making conditions during the fourth quarter of 2011, and higher net revenues in currencies. These increases were partially offset by significantly lower net revenues in commodities and lower net revenues in interest rate products.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution operated in an environment characterized by generally tighter credit spreads and improved activity levels in credit products and mortgages compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. Net revenues in Equities were $2.30 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 36% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting significantly higher net revenues in securities services and equities client execution. The increase in securities services net revenues compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 reflected a gain of approximately $500 million on the sale of the firm’s hedge fund administration business. The increase in equities client execution net revenues compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 reflected significantly higher net revenues in derivatives and higher net revenues in reinsurance. These increases were partially offset by lower commissions and fees, reflecting lower market volumes. During the quarter, Equities operated in an environment generally characterized by low volatility levels and an increase in equity prices in Asia and Europe.

Capital
Book value per common share
 increased approximately 11% to $144.67 and tangible book value per common share increased approximately 12% to $134.06 compared with the end of 2011. The firm’s global core excess liquidity was $175 billion as of December 31, 2012. In addition, the firm’s Tier 1 capital ratio under Basel 1 was 16.7% (5) and the firm’s Tier 1 common ratio under Basel 1 was 14.5% (5) as of December 31, 2012.

Expenses
Compensation and Benefits Compensation and benefits expenses (including salaries, discretionary compensation, amortization of equity awards and other items such as benefits) were $12.94 billion for 2012, 6% higher than 2011. The ratio of compensation and benefits to net revenues for 2012 was 37.9% compared with 42.4% for 2011. Total staff (11) decreased 3% compared with the end of 2011.

Non- Compensation Expense: Fourth Quarter Non-compensation expenses were $2.95 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 14% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011 and 24% higher than the third quarter of 2012. The increase compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 was due to higher other expenses. The increase in other expenses primarily reflected higher net provisions for litigation and regulatory proceedings and higher charitable contributions.

It’s important to note their book value increased by 11% to $144. Back in the good old days of the banking renaissance, IB’s like Goldman would trade anywhere between 3-4x book. Only the most obscure regional banks would trade below 1x book. I’ll do the math for you, small chap. If we were back in the hayday of 2006, GS would be trading north of $500. At $135, it looks like a steal.

5 Responses to “It’s Official: Goldman is King Again”

  1. interesting to see how the other bb’s do and what they say. also interesting to see how ubs’ exodus from fixed income adds to peers

  2. When do we expect to hear on VHC? Thanks

  3. Just bought 20 contracts of April 140 Calls…I agree, these results are stellar! Houston, we have liftoff.

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It’s Official: Goldman is King Again

Goldman’s numbers were absolutely fantastic.

 

Goldman Sachs beats by $1.96, beats on revs (135.59 )
Reports Q4 (Dec) earnings of $5.60 per share, $1.96 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $3.64; revenues rose 52.7% year/year to $9.24 bln vs the $7.67 bln consensus.

IB Unit
Fourth Quarter Net revenues in Investment Banking were $1.41 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 64% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011 and 21% higher than the third quarter of 2012. Net revenues in Financial Advisory were $508 million, 8% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011, primarily reflecting an increase in industry-wide completed mergers and acquisitions. Net revenues in the firm’s Underwriting business were $897 million, more than double the amount in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net revenues in both debt underwriting and equity underwriting were significantly higher compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, primarily reflecting an increase in industry-wide activity.

Return on average common shareholders’ equity (ROE) was 10.7% for 2012.

ICS Unit
Fourth Quarter Net revenues in Institutional Client Services were $4.34 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 42% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011 and 4% higher than the third quarter of 2012. Net revenues in Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution were $2.04 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 50% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting significantly higher net revenues in credit products and mortgages compared with difficult market-making conditions during the fourth quarter of 2011, and higher net revenues in currencies. These increases were partially offset by significantly lower net revenues in commodities and lower net revenues in interest rate products.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution operated in an environment characterized by generally tighter credit spreads and improved activity levels in credit products and mortgages compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. Net revenues in Equities were $2.30 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 36% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting significantly higher net revenues in securities services and equities client execution. The increase in securities services net revenues compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 reflected a gain of approximately $500 million on the sale of the firm’s hedge fund administration business. The increase in equities client execution net revenues compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 reflected significantly higher net revenues in derivatives and higher net revenues in reinsurance. These increases were partially offset by lower commissions and fees, reflecting lower market volumes. During the quarter, Equities operated in an environment generally characterized by low volatility levels and an increase in equity prices in Asia and Europe.

Capital
Book value per common share
 increased approximately 11% to $144.67 and tangible book value per common share increased approximately 12% to $134.06 compared with the end of 2011. The firm’s global core excess liquidity was $175 billion as of December 31, 2012. In addition, the firm’s Tier 1 capital ratio under Basel 1 was 16.7% (5) and the firm’s Tier 1 common ratio under Basel 1 was 14.5% (5) as of December 31, 2012.

Expenses
Compensation and Benefits Compensation and benefits expenses (including salaries, discretionary compensation, amortization of equity awards and other items such as benefits) were $12.94 billion for 2012, 6% higher than 2011. The ratio of compensation and benefits to net revenues for 2012 was 37.9% compared with 42.4% for 2011. Total staff (11) decreased 3% compared with the end of 2011.

Non- Compensation Expense: Fourth Quarter Non-compensation expenses were $2.95 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, 14% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011 and 24% higher than the third quarter of 2012. The increase compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 was due to higher other expenses. The increase in other expenses primarily reflected higher net provisions for litigation and regulatory proceedings and higher charitable contributions.

It’s important to note their book value increased by 11% to $144. Back in the good old days of the banking renaissance, IB’s like Goldman would trade anywhere between 3-4x book. Only the most obscure regional banks would trade below 1x book. I’ll do the math for you, small chap. If we were back in the hayday of 2006, GS would be trading north of $500. At $135, it looks like a steal.

5 Responses to “It’s Official: Goldman is King Again”

  1. interesting to see how the other bb’s do and what they say. also interesting to see how ubs’ exodus from fixed income adds to peers

  2. When do we expect to hear on VHC? Thanks

  3. Just bought 20 contracts of April 140 Calls…I agree, these results are stellar! Houston, we have liftoff.

  4. I believe other sorts of homepage owners should check out this type of internet site as an example. Extraordinarily clean and intuitive style, along with awesome content! You’re experienced within this important topic area :)

Comments are closed.