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Goldman Sachs Reports Q2 Declining Profits – $GS $DIA

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. reported a profit drop of 47% in the second quarter, depicting the end of a pandemic-era boom in Wall Street deal activity. The bank earned $2.93 billion, down from $5.49 billion a year ago. Earnings per share of $7.73 exceeded the $6.56 a share estimate. Revenue dropped 23% to $11.86 billion but exceeded the $10.78 billion expected by analysts.

Quarter Highlights:

  • The firm’s investment bankers took in $2.14 billion in fees, 41% lower than a year ago. 
  • Goldman’s trading revenue was $6.47 billion in the quarter, up by 32%.
  • The firm earned $1.2 billion in fees from advising on mergers and acquisitions, down 5% from a year ago.
  • Revenue in the consumer and wealth-management division that includes Goldman’s Marcus consumer bank and the team serving wealthy clients rose 25% to $2.18 billion, or about 18% of the firm’s second-quarter revenue. 
  • Compensation expenses dropped 30% to $3.7 billion. Total operating expenses were $7.65 billion, down 11% from the same period last year.
  • The bank’s return on equity, a measure of how profitably it uses shareholders’ money, was 10.6% annually.


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