Goldman Sachs ha dado un beneficio de 3,46 mil millones $, es decir, 5,59 $ por acción en el primer trimestre, que representa practicamente el doble del beneficio del mismo trimestre del año pasado que fue de 1,81 mil millones $, esto es, 3,39 $ por acción, cuando se esperaba 4,01 $ por acción, según los analistas.
Los ingresos han ascendido a 12,78 mil millones $ en el trimestre, aproximadamente un tercio más que en el periodo de referencia del ejercicio anterior.
La nota de prensa de Goldman es la siguiente:
GOLDMAN SACHS REPORTS FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE OF $5.59
NEW YORK, April 20, 2010 – The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) today reported net revenues of $12.78 billion and net earnings of $3.46 billion for its first quarter ended March 31, 2010. Diluted earnings per common share were $5.59 compared with $3.39 for the first quarter of 2009 and $8.20 for the fourth quarter of 2009. Annualized return on average common shareholders’ equity (ROE) (1) was 20.1% for the first quarter of 2010.
The firm continued its leadership in investment banking, ranking first in worldwide announced and completed mergers and acquisitions (2) and public common stock offerings (3) for the year-to-date.
Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) generated quarterly net revenues of $7.39 billion, reflecting strength in the franchise across products and regions.
The accrual for compensation and benefits expenses was 43.0% of net revenues for the first quarter of 2010, down from 50.0% for the first quarter of 2009. The ratio of compensation and benefits to net revenues for the first quarter of 2010 is the firm’s lowest ever first quarter ratio, 650 basis points lower than the firm’s historical reported first quarter average ratio of 49.5%.
Book value per common share increased 4% during the quarter to $122.52 and tangible book value per common share (4) increased 3% during the quarter to $111.41.
The firm continues to manage its capital conservatively. The firm’s Tier 1 capital ratio under Basel I (5) was 15.0% as of March 31, 2010. The firm’s Tier 1 common ratio under Basel I (6) was 12.4% as of March 31, 2010.
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