Morgan Stanley

Views Of Morgan Stanley Headquarters Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Pedestrians pass in front of Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Morgan Stanley is scheduled to release earnings figures on July 20. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesEric Thayer — Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Morgan Stanley dropped only a few spots this year despite virtually flat sales in 2016 and profits that sank more than 2%. In an era where traditional money managers are under pressure to lower fees as they compete with passive funds and “roboadvisors,” Morgan Stanley has doubled down on its wealth management business, now its fastest-growing division and nearly as large as its core brokerage and investment banking unit. Last year it signed deals with 10 tech companies and startups to help bring its financial advisory into the digital age. Still, asset management isn’t as profitable as investment banking, and Morgan Stanley’s return on equity, a widely watched measure of profitability on Wall Street, continues to decline.

Company Information

CEOJames P. Gorman
IndustryBanks: Commercial and Savings
HQ LocationNew York, NY
Years on Global 500 List20

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$37,949
Profits ($M)$5,979
Assets ($M)$814,949
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$76,050

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues15.8%
Profits as % of Assets0.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity7.9%