Morgan Stanley (MS.N) 3Q result quick review20 October, 2010, 23:29. Posted by Zarathustra
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Revenue at $6.8bn vs $6.68 estimate
Net loss per diluted share was $0.07, including loss associated with the disposition of Revel Entertainment Group of $229m.
Results at the Trading operation were poor, with trading revenue totalling to $1.77bn. This reflects the difficult trading environment, but they would have probably done worse than Goldman. Equities underwriting revenue declined on slow volume while the debt side is robust. Overall the Institutional Securities Unit which include sales and trading and investment banking was doing pretty poorly. Although the global wealth management and asset management sides got some improvements in numbers, that did not make up the shortfall.
So Ex-items the EPS is $0.23 vs. the consensus of $0.20. A slight beat, but not a convincing one.