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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 0.30
NYSE:GS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 101.40 vs. NYSE:GS: 0.30 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.3

0.03
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.09
NYSE:GS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. NYSE:GS: 0.09 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.09
Current: 0.09

0.04
0.09
Interest Coverage 1.76
NYSE:GS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. NYSE:GS: 1.76 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.05
Current: 1.76

0.07
3.05
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.22
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 34.31
NYSE:GS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 17.69 vs. NYSE:GS: 34.31 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.51   Max: 43.9
Current: 34.31

10.51
43.9
Net-margin (%) 23.50
NYSE:GS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. NYSE:GS: 23.50 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.45   Max: 29.63
Current: 23.5

10.45
29.63
ROE (%) 10.25
NYSE:GS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. NYSE:GS: 10.25 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 27.1
Current: 10.25

3.61
27.1
ROA (%) 0.88
NYSE:GS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. NYSE:GS: 0.88 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.88

0.26
1.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 127.63
NYSE:GS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 107.26 vs. NYSE:GS: 127.63 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.99   Max: 174.24
Current: 127.63

5.99
174.24
Revenue Growth (%) 0.80
NYSE:GS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. NYSE:GS: 0.80 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 36.1
Current: 0.8

-12.5
36.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.10
NYSE:GS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. NYSE:GS: 1.10 )
NYSE:GS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 44
Current: 1.1

-21.9
44
EPS Growth (%) 5.50
NYSE:GS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

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

-26.4
49.7
» NYSE:GS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

GS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jeremy Grantham 331,021 sh (+92.26%)
Mark Hillman 16,382 sh (+37%)
Steven Cohen 34,594 sh (+15.31%)
Richard Pzena 1,803,875 sh (+6.57%)
Meryl Witmer 2,656,785 sh (+4.82%)
John Buckingham 18,428 sh (+0.12%)
Donald Yacktman 657,400 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 651 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 350,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 266,653 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 250,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,213,000 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 141,863 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 15,350 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,398,951 sh (-0.78%)
Dodge & Cox 11,433,975 sh (-1.24%)
Tom Russo 57,225 sh (-2.63%)
Scott Black 13,963 sh (-3.57%)
Richard Snow 19,650 sh (-6.02%)
John Rogers 32,395 sh (-6.41%)
NWQ Managers 1,600,125 sh (-8.44%)
Chris Davis 1,400,286 sh (-9.6%)
David Dreman 16,417 sh (-11.4%)
Mario Gabelli 30,130 sh (-15.05%)
Pioneer Investments 1,097,686 sh (-26.46%)
John Keeley 2,200 sh (-26.67%)
Ken Heebner 593,000 sh (-29.66%)
Ken Fisher 2,333 sh (-32.71%)
Francis Chou 75,000 sh (-34.78%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,400 sh (-36.84%)
Whitney Tilson 8,789 sh (-57.78%)
Ray Dalio 26,217 sh (-65.14%)
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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%)
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)
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)
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%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,230 sh (+8.2%)
Ken Fisher 267,513 sh (+8.2%)
Richard Snow 20,290 sh (+4.21%)
John Buckingham 18,880 sh (+1.22%)
Francis Chou 75,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 2,200 sh (unchged)
Whitney Tilson 16,780 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 266,653 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 350,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,213,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 250,000 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%)
» More
Q1 2014

GS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Scott Black 12,114 sh (+3.37%)
Yacktman Fund 350,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
Ken Fisher 145,904 sh (-45.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:GS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.47%$159.82 - $179.37 $ 160.45-5%0
Warren Buffett 2013-12-31 New Buy2.1%$153.05 - $176.47 $ 160.45-3%12631531
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.37%$153.05 - $176.47 $ 160.45-3%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -37.75%0.09%$153.05 - $176.47 $ 160.45-3%10173
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -76.8%$153.05 - $176.47 $ 160.45-3%151
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$150.43 - $169.75 $ 160.450%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$150.43 - $169.75 $ 160.450%2061
Michael Price 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.77%$138.6 - $167.49 $ 160.455%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Reduce -65.14%0.07%$138.6 - $167.49 $ 160.455%26217
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Reduce -26.67%$138.6 - $167.49 $ 160.455%2200
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-03-31 Reduce -28.57%0.2%$127.56 - $158.65 $ 160.459%250000
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Add 85.64%0.05%$127.56 - $158.65 $ 160.459%75217
David Dreman 2013-03-31 Reduce -28.27%0.03%$127.56 - $158.65 $ 160.459%18530
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.69%0.01%$127.56 - $158.65 $ 160.459%35470
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Preferred stocks of Goldman Sachs Group Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GSPRJ0.006.10
GSPRB0.006.35Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000th Interest in a Share of 6.20% NonCumulative Preferred S
GSPRC0.004.98ADR
GSPRD0.005.08ADR
GSPRI0.006.43Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs Series -I-
GSPRA0.004.89ADR

Guru Investment Theses on Goldman Sachs Group Inc

Bill Nygren on Goldman Sachs (GS) - May 11, 2012

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking firm. In 2007, Goldman had a book value of $100 per share. It earned a very high return on that book, with EPS nearing $25. Investors priced the stock as if that earnings level was sustainable, and the stock reached a high of $251. We have always admired Goldman’s profitability, but because of the competitiveness of the financial services sector, we were reluctant to pay a large premium to book value because that implied that its high returns were sustainable. Goldman’s book value per share continued to grow during the financial crisis, and ended the year at $139. Goldman’s stock, however, declined to just $90. At that price, we no longer had to believe that a 25% return on equity was sustainable; we simply had to believe that its balance sheet did not overstate its assets. Not only do we believe that, but we also believe that Goldman’s franchise makes the business worth more than its book value. The stock now sells at only 11x consensus 2012 earnings forecasts, and management is using capital in ways that enhance per-share value, including repurchasing 5% of its shares last year.
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.40
GS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. GS: 10.40 )
GS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.34   Max: 31.93
Current: 10.4

5.34
31.93
P/B 1.02
GS's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. GS: 1.02 )
GS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.73
Current: 1.02

0.48
2.73
P/S 2.34
GS's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. GS: 2.34 )
GS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 3.24
Current: 2.34

1.07
3.24
PFCF 20.60
GS's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 12.01 vs. GS: 20.60 )
GS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 35.89
Current: 20.6

1.38
35.89
EV-to-EBIT 10.30
GS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. GS: 10.30 )
GS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 76.3
Current: 10.3

10.8
76.3
PEG 0.90
GS's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. GS: 0.90 )
GS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 19.14
Current: 0.9

0.17
19.14
Shiller P/E 12.45
GS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. GS: 12.45 )
GS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4   Max: 22.62
Current: 12.45

4
22.62

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.31
GS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. GS: 1.31 )
GS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.31

0.54
2.63
Dividend Payout 0.13
GS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. GS: 0.13 )
GS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.13

0.04
0.31
Dividend growth (3y) 13.60
GS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 169 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) 1.97
GS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. GS: 1.97 )
GS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 3.99
Current: 1.97

0.82
3.99
Share Buyback Rate 5.10
GS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 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
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.09
GS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. GS: 1.09 )
GS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.32
Current: 1.09

0.71
3.32
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.43
GS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. GS: 0.43 )
GS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.43

0.47
0.92
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
GS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GS: 1.00 )
GS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.5
Current: 1

0.68
1.5
Price/Graham Number 0.62
GS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GS: 0.62 )
GS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.38
Current: 0.62

0.54
1.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
GS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. GS: 9.70 )
GS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 9.3
Current: 9.7

1.3
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.95
GS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. GS: 19.95 )
GS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -131.7   Max: 24.6
Current: 19.95

-131.7
24.6

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
Compare:PJC, SIEB, GHL, SF, MS » details
Traded in other countries:GOS.Germany
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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How do you calculate the Joel Greenblatt Earnings Yield for banks like Goldman Sachs when some input parameters like Current Debt and Long-Term Debt are not well-defined? Many thanks for your help- Thomas.
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