Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Reports Rise In Q1 Bottom Line

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) reported earnings for its first quarter that rose from last year.

The company's earnings came in at $6.71 billion, or $18.60 per share. This compares with $1.12 billion, or $3.11 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $10.22 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 102.5% to $17.70 billion from $8.74 billion last year.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $6.71 Bln. vs. $1.12 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $18.60 vs. $3.11 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $10.22
-Revenue (Q1): $17.70 Bln vs. $8.74 Bln last year.

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