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Blackstone gains following Q2 beat; performance fees soar

  • Blackstone (BX +2.7%) had $279B in assets under management (AUM) at the end of Q2, up from $272B at the end of Q1 and +21% Y/Y. Gross asset inflows totaled $14.1B, and have totaled $62.4B over the last 12 months (LTM).
  • Economic net income (ENI) for the last 12 months amounts to $4.3B, up from $3.7B at the end of Q1. ENI +85% Y/Y in Q2 to $1.15/unit, distributable earnings +128% to $0.65/unit.
  • Q2 fee revenue +7% Y/Y to $663M, performance fees +94% to $1.4B, investment income +81% to $176M. Total expenses +24% to $886M.
  • Blackstone's P-E fund carrying value rose 8.4% in Q2, and is up 28.3% LTM. The BCP V fund has crossed the preferred return threshold.
  • Real estate fund carrying value rose 6%, hedge fund solutions had a gross composite return of 2%, and credit fee-earning AUM is up 16% LTM to $56.1B.
  • $20.3B in capital has been invested LTM (+31% Y/Y), and $50B returned to investors.
  • Shares are nearing a 52-week high of $35.39.
  • Q1 results, earnings slides (.pdf)
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Comments (4)
  • zorro2828
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    Blackstone shots the lights out and the stock is only up .30 cents? Seriously? What is wrong with people?
    17 Jul, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • jdl51
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    Time to buy more.
    17 Jul, 12:24 PM Reply Like
  • DrewMcVay
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    Few securities are in the green today. BX really hit it out of the park though, can't question management that's for sure. Hefty dividend increase too.
    17 Jul, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • Tai Yu
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    BX has broken out from a rectangular trading range today, high $34 and low $32.51 and disregard the false break outs on July 2 and July 10 & 11. If the breakout is for real this time, target price is $35.49. If the market melts down, BX will drop as a falling tide lowers all the boats.


    We are paid $1.71 dividend in the recent 4 quarters and the yield is nearly 5% against the current prices. Let us see
    17 Jul, 12:37 PM Reply Like
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