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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 2.65
BX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BX: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.65 Max: N/A
Current: 2.65
Equity to Asset 0.37
BX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BX: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.37
0.07
0.82
Interest Coverage 29.86
BX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BX: 29.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 10.41  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 29.86
10.41
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.96
M-Score: -2.20
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 (%) 51.29
BX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.92 vs. BX: 51.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -139.15  Med: 44.62 Max: 1355.61
Current: 51.29
-139.15
1355.61
Net-margin (%) 23.05
BX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.05 vs. BX: 23.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -40.33  Med: 21.17 Max: 332.9
Current: 23.05
-40.33
332.9
ROE (%) 17.66
BX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. BX: 17.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.3  Med: 13.84 Max: 125.95
Current: 17.66
-23.3
125.95
ROA (%) 6.30
BX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BX: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.26  Med: 4.59 Max: 8.42
Current: 6.3
-10.26
8.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3925.79
BX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 42.33 vs. BX: 3925.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3880.39  Med: 290.24 Max: 3011.6
Current: 3925.79
-3880.39
3011.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.30
BX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. BX: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -19.85 Max: 21.3
Current: 21.3
0
21.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 112.10
BX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. BX: 112.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 112.1
Current: 112.1
0
112.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2014

BX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 834,200 sh (+1321.12%)
Tom Gayner 386,000 sh (+9.35%)
David Dreman 1,653 sh (+5.76%)
Pioneer Investments 499,403 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 60,000 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 46,150 sh (-0.11%)
John Rogers 1,616,687 sh (-10.30%)
Murray Stahl 123,379 sh (-71.71%)
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Q4 2014

BX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Tom Gayner 416,000 sh (+7.77%)
John Rogers 1,617,812 sh (+0.07%)
Chuck Royce 60,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 46,100 sh (-0.11%)
Murray Stahl 103,822 sh (-15.85%)
Pioneer Investments 353,607 sh (-29.19%)
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Q1 2015

BX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Julian Robertson 517,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 74,518 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 439,000 sh (+5.53%)
Mario Gabelli 47,800 sh (+3.69%)
Chuck Royce 60,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 318,419 sh (-9.95%)
Murray Stahl 92,044 sh (-11.34%)
John Rogers 1,332,744 sh (-17.62%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.69
BX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. BX: 12.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.49  Med: 12.67 Max: 144.51
Current: 12.69
1.49
144.51
Forward P/E 10.65
BX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. BX: 10.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.10
BX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. BX: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 12.68 Max: 146.92
Current: 12.1
0.93
146.92
P/B 3.83
BX's P/B is ranked lower than
90% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. BX: 3.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 2.15 Max: 4.22
Current: 3.83
0.28
4.22
P/S 2.88
BX's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. BX: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.11  Med: 2.49 Max: 18.85
Current: 2.88
1.11
18.85
PFCF 19.23
BX's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. BX: 19.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 6.63 Max: 21.16
Current: 19.23
1.08
21.16
POCF 18.68
BX's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. BX: 18.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 6.60 Max: 643.67
Current: 18.68
1.02
643.67
EV-to-EBIT 7.09
BX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 967 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. BX: 7.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -38.8  Med: -0.30 Max: 7.4
Current: 7.09
-38.8
7.4
Shiller P/E 89.19
BX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.61 vs. BX: 89.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.28  Med: 6.74 Max: 376.3
Current: 89.19
3.28
376.3
Current Ratio 5.29
BX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. BX: 5.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 5.00 Max: 7.94
Current: 5.29
1.53
7.94
Quick Ratio 5.29
BX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. BX: 5.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 5.00 Max: 7.94
Current: 5.29
1.53
7.94
Days Sales Outstanding 54.37
BX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 36.44 vs. BX: 54.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.28  Med: 57.99 Max: 138.99
Current: 54.37
27.28
138.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 7.26
BX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. BX: 7.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 4.43 Max: 30.3
Current: 7.26
1.26
30.3
Dividend Payout 0.67
BX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
59% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BX: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.78 Max: 3.56
Current: 0.67
0.04
3.56
Dividend growth (3y) 45.80
BX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. BX: 45.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -9.90 Max: 45.8
Current: 45.8
0
45.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 16.26
BX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. BX: 16.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.82  Med: 9.92 Max: 67.86
Current: 16.26
2.82
67.86
Share Buyback Rate -8.80
BX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. BX: -8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -14.50 Max: -24.4
Current: -8.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 12.42
BX's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
71% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BX: 12.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
BX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 13.79 Max: 32.16
Current: 12.42
3.4
32.16
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.60
BX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. BX: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
BX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.11  Med: 5.28 Max: 40.37
Current: 5.6
2.11
40.37
Price/Tangible Book 4.63
BX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. BX: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 3.76 Max: 6.31
Current: 4.63
0.57
6.31
Price/Projected FCF 1.21
BX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. BX: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.06 Max: 13.05
Current: 1.21
0.8
13.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
BX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BX: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.94 Max: 6.56
Current: 1.16
0.47
6.56
Price/Graham Number 1.44
BX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. BX: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.92
Current: 1.44
0.15
3.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 14.02
BX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BX: 14.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.5  Med: 31.60 Max: 9397
Current: 14.02
13.5
9397

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Traded in other countries:BBN.Germany, BX.Switzerland,
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 private equity, real estate, hedge fund solutions, non-investment grade credit, secondary funds and multi-asset class exposures falling outside of other funds' mandates. The Company also provides financial advisory services, including corporate and mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. Its five business segments are Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, Credit and Financial Advisory. The Private Equity segment is engaged in investing, having managed six general private equity funds, as well as two sector focused funds. The Company refers these managed corporate private equity funds collectively as Blackstone Capital Partners (BCP) funds. It also manages the Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Accounts (Tactical Opportunities), which are multi-asset class investment accounts, and Strategic Partners Fund Solutions (Strategic Partners), a secondary private fund of funds business acquired on August 5, 2013. Through its private equity funds it pursue transactions internationally, 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 real estate segment is engaged in real estate investing. The Company has managed seven opportunistic real estate funds, four European focused opportunistic real estate funds, an Asian focused opportunistic real estate fund, a number of real estate debt investment funds, collateralized debt obligation (CDO) vehicles, a publicly traded REIT (BXMT) and an acquired Asian real estate platform. The real estate opportunity funds are diversified geographically and have made investments in lodging, urban office buildings, shopping centers, residential and a variety of real estate operating companies. Its debt investment funds target high yield real estate debt related investment opportunities in the public and private markets, in the United States and Europe. The Company refers its real estate opportunistic funds as Blackstone Real Estate Partners (BREP) funds and its real estate debt investment funds as Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS) funds. The Hedge Fund Solutions segment operates though Blackstone's Hedge Fund Solutions segment which comprises of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM). The Company has developed into an institutional solutions provider utilizing hedge funds across various strategies. The Credit segment is comprise
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