Goldman Sachs reported second quarter earnings on Thursday that came in stronger than expected… if you ignore legal costs.
The bank reported earnings per share of $1.98 on revenue of $9.07 billion.
Excluding attorney\’s fees, adjusted earnings per share were $4.75.
Analysts were expecting adjusted earnings per share of $3.97 on revenue of $8.77 billion, according to Bloomberg.
“While uncertainty within the EU weighed on investors\’ level of conviction, many of our businesses continued to benefit from generally improving economic conditions and healthy client activity,” said CEO Lloyd Blankfein inside a statement.