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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.01
BLK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 1214 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BLK: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BLK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.59 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.01
Equity to Asset 0.12
BLK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BLK: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BLK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.12
0.11
0.8
Interest Coverage 19.28
BLK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BLK: 19.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BLK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.95  Med: 24.14 Max: 317.05
Current: 19.28
5.95
317.05
F-Score: 5
M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
13.02%
11.56%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 40.90
BLK's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 51.87 vs. BLK: 40.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 22.49  Med: 31.46 Max: 40.38
Current: 40.9
22.49
40.38
Net-margin (%) 29.94
BLK's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.78 vs. BLK: 29.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.49  Med: 20.15 Max: 29.73
Current: 29.94
10.49
29.73
ROE (%) 12.35
BLK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. BLK: 12.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.81  Med: 11.78 Max: 30.73
Current: 12.35
4.81
30.73
ROA (%) 1.44
BLK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BLK: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 4.17 Max: 17.75
Current: 1.44
0.88
17.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 790.83
BLK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 33.08 vs. BLK: 790.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 222.76  Med: 576.00 Max: 1008.85
Current: 790.83
222.76
1008.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
BLK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BLK: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.8  Med: 10.15 Max: 49.4
Current: 10.1
6.8
49.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.10
BLK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BLK: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 17.85 Max: 68
Current: 14.1
1.7
68
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.50
BLK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. BLK: 15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 9.6  Med: 19.60 Max: 51.4
Current: 15.5
9.6
51.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BLK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 20,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,481 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 38,140 sh (+50.51%)
Tom Gayner 103,000 sh (+15.73%)
George Soros 5,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 4,970 sh (-4.97%)
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Q4 2014

BLK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Heebner 68,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 36,241 sh (New)
Jim Simons 29,700 sh (+48.50%)
Tom Gayner 116,000 sh (+12.62%)
Mario Gabelli 4,970 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 32,900 sh (-13.74%)
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Q1 2015

BLK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ruane Cunniff 550 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,373 sh (New)
Jim Simons 79,700 sh (+168.35%)
Tom Gayner 129,000 sh (+11.21%)
Jeremy Grantham 35,200 sh (+6.99%)
Ken Fisher 35,394 sh (-2.34%)
Ken Heebner 53,000 sh (-22.06%)
Mario Gabelli 3,467 sh (-30.24%)
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Q2 2015

BLK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 8,606 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 14,512 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,727 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 87,758 sh (+147.95%)
Jim Simons 119,100 sh (+49.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,202 sh (+42.46%)
Tom Gayner 140,000 sh (+8.53%)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 3,382 sh (-2.45%)
Jeremy Grantham 28,700 sh (-18.47%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.17
BLK's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. BLK: 15.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BLK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.61  Med: 20.19 Max: 49.4
Current: 15.17
11.61
49.4
Forward P/E 13.09
BLK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. BLK: 13.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.00
BLK's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. BLK: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BLK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.51  Med: 19.75 Max: 48.84
Current: 15
11.51
48.84
P/B 1.81
BLK's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BLK: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BLK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.84 Max: 10.17
Current: 1.81
0.95
10.17
P/S 4.55
BLK's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. BLK: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BLK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.51  Med: 5.24 Max: 8.23
Current: 4.55
2.51
8.23
PFCF 17.74
BLK's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. BLK: 17.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BLK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.55  Med: 19.87 Max: 61.67
Current: 17.74
6.55
61.67
POCF 16.81
BLK's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. BLK: 16.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BLK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.32  Med: 19.12 Max: 49.56
Current: 16.81
6.32
49.56
EV-to-EBIT 10.54
BLK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. BLK: 10.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BLK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2  Med: 14.85 Max: 50
Current: 10.54
7.2
50
PEG 0.82
BLK's PEG is ranked higher than
55% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BLK: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BLK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.20 Max: 5.06
Current: 0.82
0.33
5.06
Shiller P/E 20.09
BLK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. BLK: 20.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BLK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.93  Med: 29.43 Max: 64.34
Current: 20.09
18.93
64.34
Current Ratio 3.02
BLK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. BLK: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BLK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 2.40 Max: 3.26
Current: 3.02
1.33
3.26
Quick Ratio 3.02
BLK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. BLK: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BLK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 2.40 Max: 3.26
Current: 3.02
1.33
3.26
Days Sales Outstanding 76.07
BLK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
68% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 39.31 vs. BLK: 76.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BLK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 78.38 Max: 167.78
Current: 76.07
0.48
167.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.82
BLK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BLK: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BLK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.12 Max: 3.8
Current: 2.82
0.82
3.8
Dividend Payout 0.41
BLK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
59% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. BLK: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BLK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.41 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.41
0.28
1.95
Dividend growth (3y) 8.90
BLK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. BLK: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BLK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 16.60 Max: 61.3
Current: 8.9
0
61.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.73
BLK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BLK: 6.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BLK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.96  Med: 5.06 Max: 9.07
Current: 6.73
1.96
9.07
Share Buyback Rate 2.90
BLK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. BLK: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BLK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.4  Med: -7.35 Max: -26
Current: 2.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.86
BLK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BLK: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BLK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.11 Max: 3.29
Current: 0.86
0.71
3.29
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.53
BLK's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
85% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BLK: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
BLK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BLK: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BLK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.87
0.49
1.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.15
BLK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. BLK: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BLK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.23 Max: 4.77
Current: 1.15
0.67
4.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.50
BLK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BLK: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2  Med: 6.70 Max: 13.8
Current: 9.5
2
13.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.38
BLK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. BLK: 18.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BLK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 10.2  Med: 20.90 Max: 46.7
Current: 18.38
10.2
46.7

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 11,356 12,360 13,791 15,602
EPS($) 20.10 22.82 26.19 33.35
EPS without NRI($) 20.10 22.82 26.19 33.35

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
Compare:AMP, AMG, BEN, BK, TTS » details
Traded in other countries:BLQA.Germany, BLK.Mexico, BLK.Switzerland,
BlackRock Inc was founded in 1988. It is a publicly traded investment management firm with employees in more than 30 countries who serve clients in over 100 countries. It provides a range of investment and risk management services. The Company's clients are retail, including net worth, and institutional investors, comprised of pension funds, official institutions, endowments, insurance companies, corporations, financial institutions, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. Its product range includes single- and multi-asset portfolios investing in equities, fixed income, alternatives and or money market instruments. The Company offers its products directly and through intermediaries in a variety of vehicles, including open-end and closed-end mutual funds, iShares exchange-traded funds "ETFs" and other exchange-traded products "together with ETFs, "ETPs", collective investment funds and separate accounts. The Company also offers its BlackRock Solutions "BRS" risk management and advisory services to institutional investors. The Company focuses on providing alpha for active products and limited or no tracking error for passive products. The Company's management directs its operations as one business, the asset management business. Its products include Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset Class, Alternatives, Cash Management, BlackRock Solutions and Advisory, Transition Management Services and Product Performance Notes. It serves its clients across the regions including; Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. The Company competes with investment management firms, mutual fund complexes, insurance companies, banks, brokerage firms and other financial institutions that offer products that are similar to, or alternatives to, those offered by it. The Company and certain of its U.S. subsidiaries are subject to regulation, at the federal level, by the SEC, the Department of Labor, the "DOL", the Federal Reserve, the OCC, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority "FINRA".
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