Image Source: Morgan Stanley Earnings Presentation.
Morgan Stanley is guiding return on tangible equity to go from 12.9% this year to 13-15% in two years and to 15-17% in the longer term. Management was quite clear that they are using the assumption that the economy and markets move ahead at normal levels, meaning no severe recessions or booms. That said, if the company hits these goals, it will drive fundamentals ahead at a steady clip, requiring a reset higher in its valuation.
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