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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.27
GS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. GS: 0.27 )
GS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.27

Equity to Asset 0.10
GS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. GS: 0.10 )
GS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.1
Current: 0.1

0.03
0.1
Interest Coverage 1.76
GS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. GS: 1.76 )
GS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.05
Current: 1.76

0.07
3.05
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.29
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 34.05
GS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 17.93 vs. GS: 34.05 )
GS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.51   Max: 43.9
Current: 34.05

10.51
43.9
Net-margin (%) 23.32
GS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.32 vs. GS: 23.32 )
GS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.45   Max: 29.63
Current: 23.32

10.45
29.63
ROE (%) 10.03
GS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. GS: 10.03 )
GS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.33   Max: 29.9
Current: 10.03

4.33
29.9
ROA (%) 0.87
GS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. GS: 0.87 )
GS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.87

0.23
1.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 131.99
GS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 106.22 vs. GS: 131.99 )
GS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.88   Max: 178.86
Current: 131.99

5.88
178.86
Revenue Growth (%) 0.80
GS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GS: 0.80 )
GS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 36.1
Current: 0.8

-12.5
36.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.10
GS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. GS: 1.10 )
GS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 44
Current: 1.1

-21.9
44
EPS Growth (%) 5.50
GS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. GS: 5.50 )
GS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.4   Max: 49.7
Current: 5.5

-26.4
49.7
» GS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

GS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 2,061 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 247,243 sh (+10497.6%)
Whitney Tilson 16,780 sh (+90.92%)
John Buckingham 18,652 sh (+1.22%)
Tom Russo 57,575 sh (+0.61%)
Mario Gabelli 30,260 sh (+0.43%)
Richard Pzena 1,809,681 sh (+0.32%)
Mohnish Pabrai 141,863 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,213,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2,200 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 250,000 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 32,395 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 15,350 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 651 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 75,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 266,653 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 350,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 657,400 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Dreman 16,343 sh (-0.45%)
Richard Snow 19,471 sh (-0.91%)
Mark Hillman 16,231 sh (-0.92%)
Dodge & Cox 11,290,475 sh (-1.26%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,377,488 sh (-1.53%)
Jeremy Grantham 291,682 sh (-11.88%)
Scott Black 11,948 sh (-14.43%)
Pioneer Investments 887,847 sh (-19.12%)
NWQ Managers 1,011,328 sh (-36.8%)
Chris Davis 881,179 sh (-37.07%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,300 sh (-45.83%)
Ken Heebner 175,000 sh (-70.49%)
Steven Cohen 10,177 sh (-70.58%)
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Q4 2013

GS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Warren Buffett 12,631,531 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,600 sh (+23.08%)
Ken Fisher 267,513 sh (+8.2%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,230 sh (+8.2%)
Richard Snow 20,290 sh (+4.21%)
John Buckingham 18,880 sh (+1.22%)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2,200 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,213,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 250,000 sh (unchged)
Whitney Tilson 16,780 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 75,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 266,653 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 350,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 657,200 sh (-0.03%)
Mark Hillman 16,191 sh (-0.25%)
Tom Russo 56,975 sh (-1.04%)
Steven Cohen 10,031 sh (-1.43%)
Richard Pzena 1,780,879 sh (-1.59%)
Scott Black 11,719 sh (-1.92%)
Dodge & Cox 11,060,900 sh (-2.03%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,349,236 sh (-2.05%)
NWQ Managers 981,438 sh (-2.96%)
Chris Davis 745,442 sh (-15.4%)
John Rogers 27,335 sh (-15.62%)
Mario Gabelli 25,160 sh (-16.85%)
Mohnish Pabrai 106,863 sh (-24.67%)
Jeremy Grantham 218,320 sh (-25.15%)
Pioneer Investments 655,914 sh (-26.12%)
David Dreman 10,173 sh (-37.75%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 151 sh (-76.8%)
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Q1 2014

GS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Heebner 163,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 10,017 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,140 sh (+471.25%)
Steven Cohen 27,986 sh (+179%)
David Dreman 16,001 sh (+57.29%)
Scott Black 12,114 sh (+3.37%)
John Buckingham 19,218 sh (+1.79%)
John Rogers 27,635 sh (+1.1%)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2,200 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 106,863 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 151 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 75,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 266,653 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 350,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,213,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 12,631,531 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,347,099 sh (-0.16%)
Dodge & Cox 11,027,800 sh (-0.3%)
Tom Russo 55,875 sh (-1.93%)
Richard Pzena 1,734,213 sh (-2.62%)
Whitney Tilson 16,110 sh (-3.99%)
NWQ Managers 926,880 sh (-5.56%)
Richard Snow 19,084 sh (-5.94%)
Chris Davis 699,378 sh (-6.18%)
Jeremy Grantham 138,015 sh (-36.78%)
Donald Yacktman 403,000 sh (-38.68%)
Ken Fisher 145,904 sh (-45.46%)
Mario Gabelli 11,495 sh (-54.31%)
Pioneer Investments 25,727 sh (-96.08%)
» More
Q2 2014

GS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 2,934 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 642,600 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 21,070 sh (+83.3%)
Ken Fisher 257,402 sh (+76.42%)
Charles de Vaulx 386,780 sh (+45.05%)
Bill Nygren 1,708,000 sh (+40.81%)
John Rogers 33,275 sh (+20.41%)
Richard Pzena 1,898,978 sh (+9.5%)
Dodge & Cox 11,690,000 sh (+6%)
John Buckingham 19,498 sh (+1.46%)
Richard Snow 19,195 sh (+0.58%)
Scott Black 12,182 sh (+0.56%)
Yacktman Fund 350,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 403,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 151 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 75,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2,200 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 106,863 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 12,631,531 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 25,693 sh (-0.13%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,342,047 sh (-0.38%)
Whitney Tilson 15,789 sh (-1.99%)
NWQ Managers 740,419 sh (-20.12%)
David Dreman 12,376 sh (-22.65%)
Tom Russo 38,125 sh (-31.77%)
Jeremy Grantham 85,250 sh (-38.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,922 sh (-57.09%)
Chris Davis 143,912 sh (-79.42%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Add 6%0.11%$152.72 - $170.24 $ 183.9514%11690000
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.65%0.05%$152.72 - $170.24 $ 183.9514%12376
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 83.3%0.01%$152.72 - $170.24 $ 183.9514%21070
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$152.72 - $170.24 $ 183.9514%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$152.72 - $170.24 $ 183.9514%2934
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.47%$159.82 - $179.37 $ 183.959%0
Donald Yacktman 2014-03-31 Reduce -38.68%0.19%$159.82 - $179.37 $ 183.959%403000
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 57.29%0.07%$159.82 - $179.37 $ 183.959%16001
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$159.82 - $179.37 $ 183.959%10017
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$159.82 - $179.37 $ 183.959%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Reduce -54.31%0.01%$159.82 - $179.37 $ 183.959%11495
Warren Buffett 2013-12-31 New Buy2.1%$153.05 - $176.47 $ 183.9512%12631531
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.37%$153.05 - $176.47 $ 183.9512%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -37.75%0.09%$153.05 - $176.47 $ 183.9512%10173
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -76.8%$153.05 - $176.47 $ 183.9512%151
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$150.43 - $169.75 $ 183.9514%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$150.43 - $169.75 $ 183.9514%2061
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Preferred stocks of Goldman Sachs Group Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GSPRK25.280.00ADR
GSPRJ0.005.81
GSPRB0.006.23Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000th Interest in a Share of 6.20% NonCumulative Preferred S
GSPRC0.004.97ADR
GSPRD0.005.06ADR
GSPRI0.006.22Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs Series -I-
GSPRA0.004.87ADR

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.80
GS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. GS: 11.80 )
GS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.34   Max: 31.93
Current: 11.8

5.34
31.93
P/B 1.14
GS's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. GS: 1.14 )
GS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.73
Current: 1.14

0.48
2.73
P/S 2.63
GS's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. GS: 2.63 )
GS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 3.21
Current: 2.63

1.07
3.21
EV-to-EBIT 21.33
GS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 20.39 vs. GS: 21.33 )
GS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 76.3
Current: 21.33

10.8
76.3
Shiller P/E 14.15
GS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 59.48 vs. GS: 14.15 )
GS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 22.64
Current: 14.15

4.01
22.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.20
GS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. GS: 1.20 )
GS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.2

0.59
2.63
Dividend Payout 0.14
GS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. GS: 0.14 )
GS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.14

0.04
0.45
Dividend growth (3y) 13.60
GS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. GS: 13.60 )
GS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 27.7
Current: 13.6

0
27.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.82
GS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. GS: 1.82 )
GS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 3.99
Current: 1.82

0.9
3.99
Share Buyback Rate 5.10
GS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. GS: 5.10 )
GS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.1   Max: -8.3
Current: 5.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.21
GS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. GS: 1.21 )
GS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 4.64
Current: 1.21

0.71
4.64
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.43
GS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. GS: 0.43 )
GS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 18.65
Current: 0.43

0.37
18.65
Price/Median PS Value 1.12
GS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. GS: 1.12 )
GS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.12

0.68
1.68
Price/Graham Number 0.70
GS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
86% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GS: 0.70 )
GS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.7

0.48
1.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
GS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. GS: 4.70 )
GS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 9.3
Current: 4.7

1.3
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.59
GS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. GS: 10.59 )
GS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -137.2   Max: 23.4
Current: 10.59

-137.2
23.4

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
Compare:PJC, SIEB, GHL, SF, MS » details
Traded in other countries:GOS.Germany, GSGI34.Brazil, GS.Mexico
Goldman Sachs Group Inc is incorporated in Delaware. It is a bank holding company and a financial holding company regulated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System under the U.S. Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (BHC Act). It is global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The Company's activities are divided into three segments: Investment Banking, Trading and Principal Investments and Asset Management and Securities Services. It provides a range of investment banking services to a diverse group of corporations, financial institutions, investment funds, governments and individuals and seeks to develop and maintain long-term relationships with these clients as their investment bank. Trading and Principal Investments facilitates client transactions with a diverse group of corporations, financial institutions, investment funds, governments and individuals through market making in, trading of and investing in fixed income and equity products, currencies, commodities and derivatives on these products. Asset Management and Securities Services business provides investment and wealth advisory services and offers investment products across all major asset classes to a diverse group of institutions and individuals worldwide. Its Asset Management and Securities Services segment is divided into two components: Asset Management and Securities Services. Asset Management primarily consists of two related businesses - Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) and Private Wealth Management (PWM) - through which it offers an array of investment strategies and wealth advisory services to a diverse group of clients worldwide. Asset Management primarily consists of two related businesses - Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) and Private Wealth Management (PWM) - through which it offers a array of investment strategies and wealth advisory services to a diverse group of clients worldwide. In addition, Asset Management includes management fees related to its merchant banking activities. The financial services industry and all of its businesses are intensely competitive, and it expects them to remain so. Goldman Sachs, as a participant in the securities and commodity futures and options industries, is subject to regulation in the United States and elsewhere. Goldman Sachs, as a participant in the banking, securities, commodity futures and options and insurance industries, is subject to regulation in the United States and the other countries in which it operates.

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