Goldman Sachs Stock Skyrockets 3.7% Following Exceptional First-Quarter Earnings Beat
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Goldman Sachs Stock Skyrockets 3.7% Following Exceptional First-Quarter Earnings Beat

15 April 2024
2 min.
Goldman Sachs Stock Skyrockets 3.7% Following Exceptional First-Quarter Earnings Beat

Goldman Sachs Shines

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s stock surged by an impressive 3.7% in premarket trade on Monday, following a stellar first-quarter earnings report. The bank reported a remarkable net income of $3.93 billion, marking a substantial increase from the previous year's $3.09 billion. Earnings per share also rose significantly to $11.58, up from $8.79 in the year-ago period.

Revenue for the quarter climbed to $14.213 billion, compared to $12.224 billion a year ago, significantly surpassing the FactSet consensus of $12.40 billion. Despite a decrease in net interest income to $1.608 billion from $1.781 billion, the bank saw a remarkable increase in investment-banking revenue, which rose 32% to $2.085 billion, driven by a surge in debt underwriting and advisory fees as M&A activity gained momentum.

Within the Global Banking and Markets segment, revenue reached $9.73 billion, bolstered by strong performance across investment banking, fixed income, currency, commodities, and equities. Notably, FICC (Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities) revenues rose by 10% to $4.32 billion, primarily attributed to significantly higher revenues in FICC financing, particularly in mortgages and structured lending.

Equities revenue also saw a notable increase, rising by 10% to $3.31 billion, driven by higher revenues in derivatives and equities financing. Additionally, asset and wealth management revenue surged by 18% to $3.79 billion, largely due to increased private banking and lending revenue.

Despite these impressive figures, the bank reported a provision for credit losses of $318 million, compared with a net benefit of $171 million in the year-ago quarter. This provision was mainly related to the credit card portfolio and wholesale loans, underscoring the bank's cautious approach in managing credit risks.

Goldman Sachs' stock performance year-to-date has shown a modest gain of 1%, trailing behind the broader market as the S&P 500 has gained 7.4%. However, the strong first-quarter results position the bank well for future growth and continued success in navigating evolving market conditions.

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