Impressive Third QuarterResults from Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
This Friday October 17th, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) posted their performance of the third quarter for this year and it was a greatly improved performance than what was being anticipated. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) posted progress this while it was capitalizing on its altered plan of action to produce tolerable profits over its working divisions. The high point of the bank’s execution were the two elements that have continued to convey Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s results each quarter since Q2 of 2013.
These two elements are an industry-heading equities exchange work area and a centered administration that oversees the company wealth. As compared to the previous fiscal year, the bank was able to accumulate excessive underwriting fees due to the enhanced level of action in worldwide debt and equity capital markets the same time last year. This provided Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) with the advantage of being the only U.S. bank to witness higher stock prices than the previous week.
Financial analysts and investors applauded this strong performance of Q3 by increasing the prices of their shares by 2% this Friday. In contrast to all its rivals, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s new business strategy is dependent on equity trading maneuvers rather than fixed salary operations in hopes that it will generate more value because of a purposive choice made by the bank. Ahead of its schedule in 2013, the equity trading desk of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has made itself the unchallenged pioneer in the worldwide equity exchange industry.
From gradually collecting a large number of profits from the help of these operations when compared with any other worldwide bank in the past five quarters. The bank’s aggregate trading profits were $2.8 billion for the Q3 2014 with the equity exchanging desk making $1.8 billion and the fixed salary making about $1 billion. These turnovers speak of a 9% growth when contrasted with the same quarter of the previous year. This quarter proved itself to be an advantageous quarter in favor of Morgan Stanley(NYSE:MS) and declared far reaching changes to its strategic structure which was implemented in late 2011.
This was entirely due to this quarter experienced a pre-tax operating margin of about 27%. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has depended on the operations of wealth management over the years to give off a stable wellspring of salary in what was seen as an amazingly unstable trading driven plan of action. Having achieved the willful 17%, Morgan Stanley’s (NYSE:MS) margin goal before the 2014 due date of the fourth quarter, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has pushed itself to the limit to attain the record margin number of 22% in the third quarter of 2014.
This is an improvement of nearly two percent that can be ascribed to the ever increasing revenues even though the bank kept expenses consistent in the last quarters. On account of a slight decrease in the quantity of wealth advisors toward the end of the period, the quarter proved to be the best ever for the division as far as two key measurements that Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) reports: the normal annualized income for every representative and the aggregate customer assets for every representative.