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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
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history
Cash to Debt 1.48
BX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BX: 1.48 )
BX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.7   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.48

Equity to Asset 0.35
BX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. BX: 0.35 )
BX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.35

0.07
0.82
Interest Coverage 25.44
BX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2075.16 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: 2.72
M-Score: -2.46
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 (%) 46.62
BX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 50.33 vs. BX: 46.62 )
BX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -139.15   Max: 1355.61
Current: 46.62

-139.15
1355.61
Net-margin (%) 20.24
BX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.26 vs. BX: 20.24 )
BX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -40.33   Max: 332.9
Current: 20.24

-40.33
332.9
ROE (%) 16.44
BX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. BX: 16.44 )
BX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.3   Max: 125.95
Current: 16.44

-23.3
125.95
ROA (%) 5.58
BX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. BX: 5.58 )
BX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.26   Max: 8.42
Current: 5.58

-10.26
8.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 331.63
BX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 94.27 vs. BX: 331.63 )
BX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4204.16   Max: 1269.98
Current: 331.63

-4204.16
1269.98
Revenue Growth (%) 9.30
BX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 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

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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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%)
Chuck Royce 60,000 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 46,150 sh (-0.11%)
Pioneer Investments 499,403 sh (-0.14%)
John Rogers 1,616,687 sh (-10.3%)
Murray Stahl 123,379 sh (-71.71%)
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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 $ 33.53%1580
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 70.44%$30.52 - $35.18 $ 33.53%46700
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Reduce -29.23%0.26%$24.77 - $31.35 $ 33.521%1752920
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 Add 26.14%0.06%$24.77 - $31.35 $ 33.521%294400
Tom Gayner 2013-09-30 Add 99.66%0.1%$20.51 - $25 $ 33.548%233400
John Rogers 2013-06-30 Reduce -19.79%0.22%$19.1 - $23.45 $ 33.558%2717695
Tom Gayner 2013-06-30 New Buy0.09%$19.1 - $23.45 $ 33.558%116900
Julian Robertson 2012-12-31 Sold Out 1%$13.52 - $15.81 $ 33.5126%0
Julian Robertson 2012-09-30 New Buy1%$12.62 - $15.29 $ 33.5144%328000
Leon Cooperman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.35%$12.62 - $15.29 $ 33.5144%0
John Rogers 2012-09-30 Add 15.81%0.15%$12.62 - $15.29 $ 33.5144%3631645
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 Reduce -57.96%0.52%$11.33 - $15.86 $ 33.5157%1176400
John Rogers 2012-06-30 Add 13.84%0.11%$11.33 - $15.86 $ 33.5157%3135935
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 New Buy0.89%$14.46 - $16.81 $ 33.5132%2798400
John Rogers 2011-12-31 Add 67.74%0.36%$11.31 - $15.1 $ 33.5143%2767000
Leon Cooperman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.759%$11.64 - $17.71 $ 33.5135%0
John Rogers 2011-09-30 New Buy0.52%$11.64 - $17.71 $ 33.5135%1649550
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.20
BX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. BX: 12.20 )
BX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 144.51
Current: 12.2

2.31
144.51
P/B 3.59
BX's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BX: 3.59 )
BX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 4
Current: 3.59

0.28
4
P/S 2.48
BX's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.06 vs. BX: 2.48 )
BX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 18.65
Current: 2.48

1.03
18.65
PFCF 7.11
BX's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BX: 7.11 )
BX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 18.93
Current: 7.11

1.08
18.93
EV-to-EBIT 9.05
BX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.16 vs. BX: 9.05 )
BX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -55.4   Max: 7.4
Current: 9.05

-55.4
7.4
Current Ratio 4.23
BX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BX: 4.23 )
BX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 7.94
Current: 4.23

1.53
7.94
Quick Ratio 4.23
BX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. BX: 4.23 )
BX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 7.94
Current: 4.23

1.53
7.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.70
BX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. BX: 5.70 )
BX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 30.3
Current: 5.7

1.26
30.3
Dividend Payout 0.63
BX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. BX: 0.63 )
BX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.56
Current: 0.63

0.22
3.56
Dividend growth (3y) 25.30
BX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 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) 6.97
BX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. BX: 6.97 )
BX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 37.04
Current: 6.97

1.54
37.04
Share Buyback Rate -17.50
BX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 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
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history
Price/Net Cash 11.59
BX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
88% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BX: 11.59 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 32.16
Current: 11.59

3.4
32.16
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.60
BX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BX: 9.60 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 63.05
Current: 9.6

2.33
63.05
Price/Tangible Book 4.55
BX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. BX: 4.55 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 6.31
Current: 4.55

0.57
6.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.95
BX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BX: 0.95 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.75
Current: 0.95

0.8
3.75
Price/Median PS Value 1.05
BX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BX: 1.05 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 6.82
Current: 1.05

0.5
6.82
Price/Graham Number 1.41
BX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. BX: 1.41 )
BX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 3.92
Current: 1.41

0.15
3.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.00
BX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. BX: 11.00 )
BX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 13.5   Max: 9397
Current: 11

13.5
9397

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 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 global 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, major 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 segmen
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