The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported strong Q2 earnings this week that exceeded Wall Street expectations, riding high in investment banking amid a robust IPO market. The bank reported earnings of $15.02 per share vs. $10.24 expected & Revenues stood at $15.39 billion versus $12.17 billion as expected.
Bank’s investment banking unit posted its second-highest revenue quarter ever, behind the first quarter of 2021. Goldman’s net revenues from investment banking stood at $3.61 billion, ahead of analysts’ estimate of $3 billion. Year to date, Goldman Sachs ranked top in mergers and acquisitions globally, common stock offerings and initial public offerings, worldwide equity and equity-related offerings. Net revenues stood at $4.90 billion in the last quarter, in comparison to $7.58 billion in the first quarter of 2021.
Bank’s asset management unit generated record revenues of $5.13 billion in the second quarter, driven by record sales from equity investments. Goldman also announced that its board approved a planned 60% increase in the quarterly dividend to $2 per share beginning in the third quarter.
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