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Morgan Stanley (MS)

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  • Tue, Jan. 20, 7:34 AM
    • Excluding DVA, Q4 income from continuing operations of $903M or $0.40 per share vs. $336M and $0.15 one year ago.
    • Institutional Securities net revenue excluding DVA of $3.2B vs. $3.7B one year ago, with pretax loss of $1.08B vs. pretax loss of $880M one year ago. Advisory revenues of $488M vs. $451M, thanks to boosted M&A activity. Equity sales and trading revenue of $1.6B vs. $1.5B. FICC revenue (excl.DVA) of $599M vs. $694M (-13.7%).
    • Wealth Management revenue of $3.8B vs. $3.7B one year ago, and pretax income of $736M vs. $715M. Asset management fee revenue of $2.1B vs. $2B. Transactional revenues of $976M vs. $1.1B. Net interest income of $625M vs. $526M. Compensation expense of $2.3B vs. $2.1B. Total client assets more than $2T at year's end, with those in fee-based accounts of $785B up 13%. WM reps of $16,076 slips from $16,456.
    • Investment Management revenue of $588M vs. $858M one year ago, with pretax loss of $6M vs. profit of $331M.
    • Previously: Morgan Stanley misses by $0.08, misses on revenue (Jan. 20)
    • MS -2% premarket
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  • Tue, Jan. 20, 7:03 AM
    • Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): Q4 EPS (Excl. DVA) of $0.40 misses by $0.08.
    • Revenue (Excl. DVA) of $7.54B (-8.0% Y/Y) misses by $540M.
    • Press Release
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  • Mon, Jan. 19, 5:30 PM
  • Nov. 5, 2014, 3:06 AM
    • Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) will receive a one-time lift of $1.3B due to a change in the structure of its Morgan Stanley Smith Barney operation.
    • On Oct. 31, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney was converted from a partnership to a corporation. That change allowed the bank to release $1.3B it had previously set aside for taxes.
    • The restructuring is not expected to change Morgan Stanley’s tax rate going forward, but it will help the bank’s profitability in Q4.
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  • Oct. 17, 2014, 7:30 AM
    • Q3 income from continuing operations (excluding DVA) of $1.6B of $0.77 per share vs. $1B and $0.50 one year ago. This year's Q boosted by net discrete tax benefit of $237M or $0.12 per share.
    • Institutional Securities pre-tax income from continuing operations of $1.2B vs. $396M a year ago. Advisory revenue of $392M vs. $275M thanks to boosted M&A activity. Equity underwriting revenue of $464M vs. $236M thanks to boosted IPO activity. FICC net revenue of $997M vs. $835M (about inline with what a few other banks posted). Compensation expense of $1.8B vs. $1.6B.
    • Wealth Management pre-tax income of $836M vs. $668M a year ago, on net revenue of $3.8B vs. $3.5B. Asset management fees of $2.2B vs. $1.9B. Net interest income of $601M vs. $493M thanks to higher deposits and loan balances. Compensation expense of $2.2B vs. $2B. Wealth managers of 16,162 fell from 16,517, with average annualized revenue per advisor of $932K up 10%.
    • Investment Management pre-tax income of $188M vs. $300M a year ago.
    • Tangible book value per share of $29.25. Roughly $195M of stock repurchased during Q, or 5.9M shares.
    • MS +2.8% premarket
    • Previously: Morgan Stanley beats by $0.23, beats on revenue
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  • Oct. 17, 2014, 7:16 AM
    • Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): Q3 EPS (Excl. DVA) of $0.77 beats by $0.23.
    • Revenue (Excl. DVA) of $8.7B (+7.4% Y/Y) beats by $530M.
    • Press Release
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  • Oct. 16, 2014, 5:30 PM
  • Jul. 17, 2014, 7:33 AM
    • Excluding DVA, income of $1.9B or $0.91 per share vs. $900M and $0.37 one year ago. The quarter also included a discrete tax benefit of $609M - excluding that brings income down to roughly $1.3B and $0.60 per share, so the "beat" is closer to a nickel.
    • Institutional Securities pre-tax income of $927M vs. $806M one year ago on roughly flat revenue of $4.16B (excl. DVA). FICC revenue of $1B slips from $1.2B, partially offset by higher advisory revenue. Equity sales and trading revenue of $1.8B was about flat. Compensation expense slipped by $100M to $1.7B.
    • Wealth Management pre-tax income of $767M rises from $655M a year ago on revenue of $3.715B up from $3.531B. Pre-tax margin rises above 20%, coming in at 21%.
    • Investment Management pre-tax income of $205M up from $160M a year ago on revenue of $692M up from $673M. AUM of $396B up from $347B thanks to market appreciation and positive flows.
    • About $284M or 9.3M shares of stock repurchased during quarter. Morgan has approval from the Fed for $1B in buybacks through the end of 2015 Q1.
    • MS +2.2% premarket
    • Previously: Morgan Stanley beats by $0.35, beats on revenue
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  • Jul. 17, 2014, 7:16 AM
    • Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): Q2 EPS (excl. DVA) of $0.91 beats by $0.35.
    • Revenue (excl. DVA) of $8.5B (+2.0% Y/Y) beats by $310M.
    • Press Release
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  • Jul. 16, 2014, 5:30 PM
  • Apr. 17, 2014, 9:20 AM
    • On the surprising strength in FICC revenues in Q1, Morgan Stanley (MS) CFO Ruth Porat - speaking on the earnings call - says weather-related volatility played a big factor in strong commodity business, but credit corporates and mortgages continued to be strong areas for the bank.
    • On HFT: “We’ve advocated for increased transparency and trading protocol ... So we welcome ongoing enhancement (in) equity market structure."
    • Asked by Mike Mayo to break out the numbers in prime brokerage, Porat declines, saying it's not company policy to break out components within units. "Client balances and revenues are up quarter over quarter and year over year ... (the) highest balances since the crisis."
    • Live blog of call
    • Shares +2.5% premarket
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  • Apr. 17, 2014, 7:09 AM
    • Morgan Stanley (MS) was firing in Q1, with revenue (excl. DVA adjustment) of $8.8B up from $8.5B a year ago, and income from continuing operations of $1.4B or $0.68 per share comparing to $1.2B or $0.60 per share a year ago.
    • Wealth Management pre-tax income of $691M on revenue of $3.62B compares to $597M on revenue of $3.47B in last year's Q1. Pre-tax margin of 19%.
    • Even FICC is cranking, with revenue of $1.7B up from $1.5B a year ago. This compares to declines at Citi and JPMorgan (though BofA showed an increase). We'll see later this morning what Goldman reports. Prior to earnings season, both Goldman and Morgan were thought to be especially vulnerable to a slowdown in trading revenue.
    • Tier 1 Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 14.1%. Tangible book value per share of $27.41.
    • Q1 results, press release
    • Shares +4.4% premarket
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  • Apr. 17, 2014, 6:47 AM
    • Morgan Stanley (MS): Q1 EPS (excl. DVA) of $0.68 beats by $0.09.
    • Revenue (excl. DVA) of $8.8B (+3.8% Y/Y) beats by $280M.
    • Press Release
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  • Apr. 17, 2014, 12:05 AM
  • Apr. 16, 2014, 5:30 PM
  • Jan. 17, 2014, 7:36 AM
    • Ex-special items, Morgan earned $0.50 per share vs. estimates of $0.45.
    • Institutional Securities pre-tax loss of $1.1B compares to pre-tax income of $78M a year ago, but includes legal expenses of $1.2B this quarter. Excluding DVA, revenue of $3.7B rose from $3.6B a year ago. Advisory revenue of $451M about flat Y/Y. Equity underwriting revenue of $416M up form $238M a year ago, while fixed income underwriting revenue of $495M compares to $534M last year. Compensation expense of $1.6B is unchanged from last year.
    • FICC revenue of $694M falls 14.4% from $811M a year ago, a bit worse than expectations - maybe a combination of a greater focus on wealth management or losing share to others (Goldman), or both.
    • Wealth Management pre-tax income of $709M vs. $562M a year ago on revenue of $3.7B vs. $3.3B. Asset management fees of $2B up 7% Y/Y, transactional revenue of $1.1B up 11.6%.
    • Investment Management pre-tax income of $337M vs. $221M a year ago. Pre-tax margin of 40%.
    • CC at 10 ET
    • Press release
    • MS +1.9% premarket
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Morgan Stanley is a financial services firm that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides its products and services to a diversified group of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals.