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Morgan Stanley Reports Strong Q2 Results and High Capital Returns; Bank Benefiting From Acquisitions

Michael Wong, CFA, CPA Sector Director

Analyst Note

| Michael Wong, CFA, CPA |

While Morgan Stanley reported a sequential decline in revenue, results for the second quarter were still exceptional, and the company has positioned itself for multiple secular tailwinds. Morgan Stanley reported net income to common shareholders of $3.4 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share, on $14.8 billion of net revenue. The company’s return on tangible equity for the quarter was 18.6%. We don’t anticipate making a significant change to our $70 fair value estimate for narrow-moat Morgan Stanley.

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Morgan Stanley is a global investment bank whose history, through its legacy firms, can be traced back to 1924. The company has institutional securities, wealth management, and asset management segments. The company had about $4 trillion of client assets as well as nearly 70,000 employees at the end of 2020. Approximately 40% of the company's net revenue is from its institutional securities business, with the other half coming from wealth and asset management. The company derives about 30% of its total revenue outside the Americas.

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1585 Broadway
New York, NY, 10036
T +1 212 761-4000
Sector Financial Services
Industry Capital Markets
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 71,000

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