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Goldman Sachs Essay

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Dr Piyadasa Edirisuriya

Department of Accounting and Finance Caulfield campus, Monash University 900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East VIC 3145

Re: Major Report for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Dr Piyadasa Edirisuriya,

According to the assignment requirement, we hereby submit this report for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Based on the report, we went deep into Goldman Sachs’s history, products and services, talked about the financial and physical strength, and analysed the performance of the bank within last a few years as well as the future expectation of the bank. Finally we identified the influence of the sub-prime crisis to this bank and its
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3.1 3.2 3.3

Current state of Goldman Sachs..........................................................................12
Physical Strength .................................................................................................... 12 Financial strength ................................................................................................... 14 Ratio analysis ......................................................................................................... 15

3.3.1 Return on equity capital (ROE) ............................................................................... 15 3.3.2 Return on assets (ROA) .......................................................................................... 16 3.3.3Net interest margin .................................................................................................. 17 3.3.4 Dividend Payout Ratio............................................................................................ 17 3.3.5 Cost to Income Ratio .............................................................................................. 18 3.3.6 Basic earnings per common share (EPS) ................................................................ 19 3.3.7 Profit margin .......................................................................................................... 20
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