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Goldman Sachs Group Inc
GS : NYSE : Financial
$177.01 | %
Today's Range: 169.87 - 177.10
Avg. Daily Volume: 3,056,300
10/02/15 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.38% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)10556.010704.0
EBITDA ($mil)3380.04612.0
EBIT ($mil)3115.04318.0
Net Income ($mil)1048.02037.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)219804.0206754.0
Total Assets ($mil)859879.0859914.0
Total Debt ($mil)452535.0469080.0
Equity ($mil)87654.081629.0

Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin32.0243.09
EBITDA Margin32.0143.08
Operating Margin29.5140.34
Sales Turnover0.050.05
Return on Assets0.960.92
Return on Equity8.949.28
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense1389.01497.0
Interest Coverage2.242.88

Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)451.5457.8
Div / share0.650.55
Book value / share194.14178.31
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3002827.02493459.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 16.69 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.47. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.91 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.59 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.88. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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GS 10.49 Peers 16.69   GS NM Peers 14.03

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

GS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

GS's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

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  Price to
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GS 8.98 Peers 13.44   GS 2.64 Peers 1.58

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

GS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

GS trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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GS 0.91 Peers 1.88   GS 8.14 Peers 251.12

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

GS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, GS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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GS 1.97 Peers 3.07   GS 1.22 Peers 8.35

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

GS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

GS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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