Goldman Sachs Reports Second Quarter Earnings Per Common Share of $3.70
Goldman Sachs Reports Second Quarter Earnings Per Common Share of $3.70
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYS: GS) today reported net revenues of $8.61 billion and net earnings of $1.93 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Diluted earnings per common share were $3.70 compared with $1.78 for the second quarter of 2012 and $4.29 for the first quarter of 2013. Annualized return on average common shareholders' equity (ROE) (1) was 10.5% for the second quarter of 2013 and 11.5% for the first half of 2013.
- Goldman Sachs continued its leadership in investment banking, ranking first in worldwide announced and completed mergers and acquisitions for the year-to-date. (2)
- The firm ranked first in worldwide equity and equity-related offerings, common stock offerings and initial public offerings for the year-to-date. (2)
- Debt underwriting produced record quarterly net revenues of $695 million.
- Book value per common share and tangible book value per common share (3) bothincreased approximately 2% during the quarter to $151.21 and $141.62, respectively.
- The firm continues to manage its liquidity and capital conservatively. The firm's global core excess liquidity (4) was $183 billion (5) as of June 30, 2013. In addition, the firm's Tier 1 capital ratio (6) was 15.6% (5) and the firm's Tier 1 common ratio (7) was 13.5% (5) as of June 30, 2013, in each case under Basel 1 and reflecting the revised market risk regulatory capital requirements which became effective on January 1, 2013.
"The firm's performance was solid especially in the context of mixed economic sentiment during the quarter," said Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Improving economic conditions in the U.S. drove client activity and the strength of our global client franchise allowed us to deliver positive performance across a number of our businesses. While the operating environment has shown noticeable signs of improvement, we continue to put a premium on disciplined risk management, particularly in regard to the firm's strong capital and liquidity levels."
Net revenues in Investment Banking were $1.55 billion, 29% higher than the second quarter of 2012 and essentially unchanged compared with the first quarter of 2013. Net revenues in Financial Advisory were $486 million, slightly higher than the second quarter of 2012. Net revenues in the firm's Underwriting business were $1.07 billion, 45% higher than the second quarter of 2012. This increase primarily reflected significantly higher net revenues in debt underwriting, due to leveraged finance activity, and in equity underwriting, primarily reflecting an increase in industry-wide activity. The firm's investment banking transaction backlog was essentially unchanged compared with the end of the first quarter of 2013. (8)
Institutional Client Services
Net revenues in Institutional Client Services were $4.31 billion, 11% higher than the second quarter of 2012 and 16% lower than the first quarter of 2013.
Net revenues in Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution were $2.46 billion, 12% higher than the second quarter of 2012, reflecting significantly higher net revenues in currencies, credit products and commodities. These increases were partially offset by significantly lower net revenues in mortgages and lower net revenues in interest rate products. Although Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Client Execution operated in a generally favorable environment during the first half of the quarter, market conditions across products became more challenging during the latter part of the quarter, as interest rates and market volatility increased.
Net revenues in Equities were $1.85 billion, 9% higher than the second quarter of 2012. Excluding net revenues from the firm's reinsurance business (9), net revenues in Equities were 23% higher compared with the same period last year, reflecting significantly higher net revenues in equities client execution, which reflected significantly higher net revenues in derivatives and cash products. Commissions and fees were higher, primarily in Asia, due to an increase in activity and higher market values. Securities services net revenues were lower compared with the second quarter of 2012. Excluding the decline attributable to the sale of the firm's hedge fund administration business in 2012, securities services net revenues were essentially unchanged. During the quarter, Equities operated in an environment generally characterized by higher volatility levels, particularly in Asia.
The net gain attributable to the impact of changes in the firm's own credit spreads on borrowings for which the fair value option was elected was $59 million ($32 million and $27 million related to Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution and equities client execution, respectively) for the second quarter of 2013, compared with a net gain of $6 million for the second quarter of 2012.
Investing & Lending
Net revenues in Investing & Lending were $1.42 billion for the second quarter of 2013. Results for the second quarter of 2013 included net gains of $462 million from investments in equities, primarily in private equities, net gains and net interest income of $658 million from debt securities and loans, and other net revenues of $295 million related to the firm's consolidated investments. During the quarter, the firm sold its remaining investment in the ordinary shares of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited.
Net revenues in Investment Management were $1.33 billion, essentially unchanged compared with the second quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. Net revenues in the second quarter of 2013 included higher management and other fees, primarily due to higher average assets under supervision (10), and higher transaction revenues compared with the second quarter of 2012. These increases were offset by lower incentive fees. During the quarter, long-term assets under supervision (10) decreased $4 billion, reflecting market depreciation of $11 billion, primarily in fixed income assets, partially offset by net inflows of $7 billion. Net inflows primarily included inflows in fixed income assets (11), partially offset by outflows in alternative investment assets. Liquidity products (10) decreased $9 billion during the quarter. Total assets under supervisiondecreased $13 billion during the quarter to $955 billion.
Operating expenses were $5.97 billion, 14% higher than the second quarter of 2012 and 11% lower than the first quarter of 2013.
Compensation and Benefits
The accrual for compensation and benefits expenses (including salaries, estimated year-end discretionary compensation, amortization of equity awards and other items such as benefits) was $3.70 billion for the second quarter of 2013, 27% higher than the second quarter of 2012, reflecting a significant increase in net revenues. The ratio of compensation and benefits to net revenues for the first half of 2013 was 43.0%, compared with 44.0% for the first half of 2012. Total staff (12) decreased 1% compared with the end of the first quarter of 2013.
Non-compensation expenses were $2.26 billion, essentially unchanged compared with the second quarter of 2012 and 5% lower than the first quarter of 2013. Non-compensation expenses for the second quarter of 2013 included lower expenses as a result of the sale of the firm's reinsurance business and lower expenses related to consolidated investments compared with the second quarter of 2012. These decreases were partially offset by increased net provisions for litigation and regulatory proceedings and higher brokerage, clearing, exchange and distribution fees which principally reflected higher transaction volumes in Equities. The second quarter of 2013 included net provisions for litigation and regulatory proceedings of $149 million.
Provision for Taxes
The effective income tax rate for the first half of 2013 was 30.4%, down from 33.0% for the first quarter of 2013, primarily due to a determination that certain non-U.S. earnings will be permanently reinvested abroad, as well as changes in the earnings mix.
As of June 30, 2013, total capital was $240.08 billion, consisting of $78.04 billion in total shareholders' equity (common shareholders' equity of $70.84 billion and preferred stock of $7.20 billion) and $162.04 billion in unsecured long-term borrowings. Book value per common share was $151.21 and tangible book value per common share (3) was $141.62, both approximately 2% higher compared with the end of the first quarter of 2013. Book value and tangible book value per common share are based on common shares outstanding, including restricted stock units granted to employees with no future service requirements, of 468.5 million as of June 30, 2013.
On April 25, 2013, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.) issued 40,000 shares of perpetual 5.50% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series J (Series J Preferred Stock), for aggregate proceeds of $1.00 billion.
During the quarter, the firm repurchased 10.5 million shares of its common stock at an average cost per share of $152.80, for a total cost of $1.60 billion. The remaining share authorization under the firm's existing repurchase program is 75.9 million shares. (13)
Under the regulatory capital requirements currently applicable to bank holding companies, the firm's Tier 1 capital ratio (6) was 15.6% (5) and the firm's Tier 1 common ratio (7) was 13.5% (5) as of June 30, 2013, up from 14.4% and 12.7%, respectively, as of March 31, 2013 (in each case under Basel 1 and reflecting the revised market risk regulatory capital requirements which became effective on January 1, 2013).
Other Balance Sheet and Liquidity Metrics
- The firm's global core excess liquidity (GCE) (4) was $183 billion (5) as of June 30, 2013 and averaged $180 billion (5) for the second quarter of 2013, compared with an average of $181 billion for the first quarter of 2013.
- Total assetswere $938 billion (5) as of June 30, 2013, compared with $959 billion as of March 31, 2013.
- Level 3 assetswere $43 billion (5) as of June 30, 2013, compared with $46 billion as of March 31, 2013, and represented 4.6% of total assets.
Group Inc. declared a dividend of $0.50 per common share to be paid on September 27, 2013 to common shareholders of record on August 30, 2013. The firm also declared dividends of $244.79, $387.50, $261.11, $261.11, $371.88 and $401.04 per share of Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred Stock, Series D Preferred Stock, Series I Preferred Stock and Series J Preferred Stock, respectively (represented by depositary shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of preferred stock), to be paid on August 12, 2013 to preferred shareholders of record on July 28, 2013. In addition, the firm declared dividends of $1,022.22 per each share of Series E Preferred Stock and Series F Preferred Stock, to be paid on September 3, 2013 to preferred shareholders of record on August 19, 2013.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but instead represent only the firm's beliefs regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the firm's control. It is possible that the firm's actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect the firm's future results and financial condition, see "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of the firm's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Certain of the information regarding the firm's capital ratios, risk-weighted assets, total assets, level 3 assets and global core excess liquidity consist of preliminary estimates. These estimates are forward-looking statements and are subject to change, possibly materially, as the firm completes its financial statements.
Statements about the firm's investment banking transaction backlog also may constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to the risk that the terms of these transactions may be modified or that they may not be completed at all; therefore, the net revenues, if any, that the firm actually earns from these transactions may differ, possibly materially, from those currently expected. Important factors that could result in a modification of the terms of a transaction or a transaction not being completed include, in the case of underwriting transactions, a decline or continued weakness in general economic conditions, outbreak of hostilities, volatility in the securities markets generally or an adverse development with respect to the issuer of the securities and, in the case of financial advisory transactions, a decline in the securities markets, an inability to obtain adequate financing, an adverse development with respect to a party to the transaction or a failure to obtain a required regulatory approval. For a discussion of other important factors that could adversely affect the firm's investment banking transactions, see "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of the firm's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.
A conference call to discuss the firm's results, outlook and related matters will be held at 9:30 am (ET). The call will be open to the public. Members of the public who would like to listen to the conference call should dial 1-888-281-7154 (U.S. domestic) or 1-706-679-5627 (international). The number should be dialed at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The conference call will also be accessible as an audio webcast through the Investor Relations section of the firm's web site, www.gs.com/shareholders. There is no charge to access the call. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on the firm's web site or by dialing 1-800-585-8367 (U.S. domestic) or 1-404-537-3406(international) passcode number 72746612, beginning approximately two hours after the event. Please direct any questions regarding obtaining access to the conference call to Goldman Sachs Investor Relations, via e-mail, at email@example.com.
THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT NET REVENUES
$ in millions
|Three Months Ended||% Change From|
|Total Investment Banking||1,552||1,568||1,203||(1||)||29|
|Institutional Client Services|
Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution
|Equities client execution (9)||638||809||510||(21||)||25|
|Commissions and fees||836||793||776||5||8|
|Total Institutional Client Services||4,313||5,139||3,889||(16||)||11|
|Investing & Lending|
|Debt securities and loans||658||566||222||16||196|
|Total Investing & Lending||1,415||2,068||203||(32||)||N.M.|
|Management and other fees||1,098||1,060||1,019||4||8|
|Total Investment Management||1,332||1,315||1,332||1||-|
|Total net revenues||$||8,612||$||10,090||$||6,627||(15||)||30|
|Six Months Ended|
|Total Investment Banking||3,120||2,357||32|
|Institutional Client Services|
Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution
|Equities client execution (9)||1,447||1,560||(7||)|
|Commissions and fees||1,629||1,610||1|
|Total Institutional Client Services||?
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