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Morgan Stanley


Morgan Stanley has put money management ahead of investment banking since the financial crisis in an effort to make the firm more stable in the next economic downturn. The move may have made the Wall Street firm less risky. But it also made it less profitable. Analysts have been questioning whether the company can break into the double digits on return on equity, a widely watched measure of profitability on Wall Street. In order to get there, CEO James Gorman has been cutting costs, most recently by firing more bond traders in an effort to help the bottom line without hurting sales too much. Gorman will need to get the formula right soon or he could find himself following those bond traders out the door as well.


James P. Gorman




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New York, NY

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Key Financials (last fiscal year)
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Revenues ($M)$37,897-0.1%
Profits ($M)$6,12776.7%
Assets ($M)$787,465
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$75,182
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$48,984
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues16.2%
Profits as % of Assets0.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity8.1%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)2.90
EPS % Change (from 2014)81.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)2.0%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-4.4%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2015)-16.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)4.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-2.5%
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