Stock Spotlight: Goldman Sachs clears restructuring worries with strong results

Still suffers from valuation gap

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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Goldman Sachs had previously been facing fire from investors following an announcement of a major restructuring plan last week, but a strong set of results has pushed the bank back onto a strong footing.

While the results were poor compared to last year, with profits falling 43% to $3.1bn and revenue slipping 12% to $12bn, both came in above expectations. The firm's revenue and profit decline had been expected after a boom in IPOs last year was followed by a relative lack of them in 2022. Shares of the bank rose more than 4% on the morning of the results, partially due to the results revealing an unexpected jump in fixed income trading revenue, growing 41% from last year to $3.5bn. Meanwhile, asset management revenue fell 20% to $1.8bn due to lower gains from private equity stakes,...

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