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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.54
BX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BX: 2.54 )
BX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.7   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.54

Equity to Asset 0.36
BX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BX: 0.36 )
BX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.36

0.07
0.82
Interest Coverage 25.44
BX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 481.00 vs. BX: 25.44 )
BX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 10.41   Max: 9999.99
Current: 25.44

10.41
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.77
M-Score: -2.52
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 46.90
BX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.84 vs. BX: 46.90 )
BX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -139.15   Max: 1355.61
Current: 46.9

-139.15
1355.61
Net-margin (%) 23.87
BX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 42.54 vs. BX: 23.87 )
BX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -40.33   Max: 332.9
Current: 23.87

-40.33
332.9
ROE (%) 19.17
BX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. BX: 19.17 )
BX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.3   Max: 125.95
Current: 19.17

-23.3
125.95
ROA (%) 6.32
BX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. BX: 6.32 )
BX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.26   Max: 8.42
Current: 6.32

-10.26
8.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3553.55
BX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 71.91 vs. BX: 3553.55 )
BX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4204.16   Max: 1269.98
Current: 3553.55

-4204.16
1269.98
Revenue Growth (%) 9.30
BX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BX: 9.30 )
BX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.9
Current: 9.3

0
14.9
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Tom Gayner 233,400 sh (+99.66%)
Jim Simons 2,357,400 sh (+30.1%)
Pioneer Investments 627,233 sh (+14.33%)
Mario Gabelli 27,700 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 76,300 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 489,854 sh (-3.4%)
John Rogers 2,476,790 sh (-8.86%)
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Q4 2013

BX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Tom Gayner 294,400 sh (+26.14%)
Pioneer Investments 654,807 sh (+4.4%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 27,400 sh (-1.08%)
Murray Stahl 480,857 sh (-1.84%)
Chuck Royce 60,000 sh (-21.36%)
John Rogers 1,752,920 sh (-29.23%)
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Q1 2014

BX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 1,580 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 46,700 sh (+70.44%)
Tom Gayner 319,000 sh (+8.36%)
John Rogers 1,798,378 sh (+2.59%)
Murray Stahl 485,092 sh (+0.88%)
Pioneer Investments 657,280 sh (+0.38%)
Chuck Royce 60,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

BX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Howard Marks 350,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 58,700 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 353,000 sh (+10.66%)
John Rogers 1,802,237 sh (+0.21%)
Chuck Royce 60,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 46,200 sh (-1.07%)
David Dreman 1,563 sh (-1.08%)
Murray Stahl 436,161 sh (-10.09%)
Pioneer Investments 500,092 sh (-23.91%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 New Buy$30.52 - $35.18 $ 33.092%1580
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 70.44%$30.52 - $35.18 $ 33.092%46700
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 Add 26.14%0.06%$24.77 - $31.35 $ 33.0919%294400
Tom Gayner 2013-09-30 Add 99.66%0.1%$20.51 - $25 $ 33.0946%233400
Tom Gayner 2013-06-30 New Buy0.09%$19.1 - $23.45 $ 33.0956%116900
Julian Robertson 2012-12-31 Sold Out 1%$13.52 - $15.81 $ 33.09123%0
Julian Robertson 2012-09-30 New Buy1%$12.62 - $15.29 $ 33.09141%328000
Leon Cooperman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.35%$12.62 - $15.29 $ 33.09141%0
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 Reduce -57.96%0.52%$11.33 - $15.86 $ 33.09154%1176400
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 New Buy0.89%$14.46 - $16.81 $ 33.09129%2798400
Leon Cooperman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.759%$11.64 - $17.71 $ 33.09132%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.60
BX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. BX: 12.60 )
BX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 144.51
Current: 12.6

1.49
144.51
P/B 3.52
BX's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BX: 3.52 )
BX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 4
Current: 3.52

0.28
4
P/S 2.58
BX's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 1182 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. BX: 2.58 )
BX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 18.85
Current: 2.58

1.11
18.85
PFCF 4.94
BX's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. BX: 4.94 )
BX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 18.93
Current: 4.94

1.08
18.93
EV-to-EBIT 7.76
BX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. BX: 7.76 )
BX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.4
Current: 7.76

0.1
7.4
Current Ratio 5.00
BX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. BX: 5.00 )
BX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 7.94
Current: 5

1.53
7.94
Quick Ratio 5.00
BX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. BX: 5.00 )
BX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 7.94
Current: 5

1.53
7.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.16
BX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. BX: 5.16 )
BX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 30.3
Current: 5.16

1.26
30.3
Dividend Payout 0.53
BX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BX: 0.53 )
BX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.56
Current: 0.53

0.04
3.56
Dividend growth (3y) 25.30
BX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BX: 25.30 )
BX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 25.3

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.23
BX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BX: 6.23 )
BX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 37.04
Current: 6.23

1.54
37.04
Share Buyback Rate -17.50
BX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. BX: -17.50 )
BX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -24.4
Current: -17.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 10.54
BX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
52% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. BX: 10.54 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 14.21
Current: 10.54

3.4
14.21
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.31
BX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. BX: 7.31 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 9.04
Current: 7.31

2.33
9.04
Price/Tangible Book 4.47
BX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. BX: 4.47 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 6.31
Current: 4.47

0.57
6.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
BX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BX: 1.00 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 20.18
Current: 1

0.93
20.18
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
BX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BX: 1.06 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 6.7
Current: 1.06

0.48
6.7
Price/Graham Number 1.40
BX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. BX: 1.40 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.4

0.15
2.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.90
BX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. BX: 12.90 )
BX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 13.5   Max: 905.6
Current: 12.9

13.5
905.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.85
BX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. BX: 5.85 )
BX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -36.3   Max: 7.4
Current: 5.85

-36.3
7.4

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Traded in other countries:BBN.Germany
Blackstone Group LP was formed as a Delaware limited partnership on March 12, 2007. The Company is an alternative asset manager and a provider of financial advisory services. It is managed and operated by its general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. Its alternative asset management businesses include the management of corporate private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, credit-oriented funds, collateralized loan obligation vehicles and publicly-traded closed-end mutual funds. The Company also provides financial advisory services, including corporate and mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. Its four business segments are: Corporate Private Equity, Real Estate, Marketable Alternative Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Its Corporate Private Equity segment is a global business with approximately 110 investment professionals and offices in New York, London, Menlo Park, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Beijing. It is a provider of private equity investing, having managed five general private equity funds, as well as one specialized fund focusing on media and communications-related investments, since it established this business in 1987. Through its corporate private equity funds it pursues transactions throughout the world, including leveraged buyout acquisitions of seasoned companies, transactions involving growth equity or start-up businesses in established industries, minority investments, corporate partnerships, distressed debt, structured securities and industry consolidations, in all cases in strictly friendly transactions. The Company's real estate segment is diversified geographically and across a number of sectors. It launched its first real estate fund in 1994 and has managed six general real estate funds, two internationally focused real estate funds, a European focused real estate fund and a special situations real estate fund. Its real estate funds have made investments in lodging, major urban office buildings and a number of real estate operating companies. In addition, its real estate special situations fund targets global non-controlling debt and equity investment opportunities in the public and private markets. The asset management and financial advisory industries are intensely competitive. The Company competes both globally and on a regional, industry and niche basis. It competes on the basis of a number of factors, including investment performance, transaction execution skills, access to capital, reputation, range of products and services, innovation and price. The Company's businesses are subject to regulation in the United States and elsewhere.
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