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Goldman exceeds expectations with increased revenue and earnings driven by a surge in investment banking fees

BySamantha Johnson

Apr 15, 2024
Goldman exceeds expectations with increased revenue and earnings driven by a surge in investment banking fees

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon reported that the investment bank exceeded Wall Street’s expectations in its first-quarter earnings. The bank generated over $14 billion in net revenue and $11.58 in earnings per share, showing strong growth in investment-banking fees and asset and wealth management.

The first-quarter earnings report sent Goldman Sachs’ stock price up by as much as 3.7% in premarket trading. The bank’s net revenue of $14.2 billion was a 16% increase from the previous year’s first quarter and a 26% increase from the fourth quarter of 2023. Earnings per share of $11.58 also surpassed consensus forecasts.

In key divisions, global banking and markets saw a 15% increase in net revenue to $9.7 billion, driven by a 32% rise in investment-banking fees. The equities subdivision net revenue rose by 10% to $3.3 billion, and the fixed income, currency, and commodities segment saw a 10% increase to $4.3 billion.

Goldman Sachs’ asset and wealth management arm also performed well with an 18% increase in net revenue to $3.8 billion, helped by record quarterly management and other fees. The bank’s assets under supervision also grew to a record $2.85 trillion.

CEO David Solomon attributed the strong first-quarter results to the bank’s world-class franchises and interconnected strengths. He emphasized the importance of executing their strategic focus on serving clients and delivering for shareholders.

By Samantha Johnson

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