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Blackstone Group

NYSE:BX
Snowflake Description

High growth potential established dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
BX
NYSE
$47B
Imp Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Diversified Financials
Company description

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned alternative asset manager. The last earnings update was 11 days ago. More info.


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BX Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
4.8%
NYSE:BX
-2.6%
US Capital Markets
-0.7%
US Market
1 Year Returns
28.3%
NYSE:BX
-12.3%
US Capital Markets
3%
US Market
BX Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Blackstone Group (BX) 4.8% 5.3% 21.3% 28.3% 61.1% 30.4%
US Capital Markets -2.6% -3.8% -0.2% -12.3% 50.3% 63.5%
US Market -0.7% -2% 2.4% 3% 39.2% 42%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • BX outperformed the Capital Markets industry which returned -12.3% over the past year.
  • BX outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
BX
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Blackstone Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Blackstone Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Blackstone Group.

NYSE:BX Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Excess Returns Model
Stable EPS Median Return on Equity from the past 5 years.
= Stable Book Value * Return on Equity
= $7.90 * 23.9%
$1.89
Book Value of Equity per Share Weighted future Book Value estimates from 2 analysts. $7.90
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:BX
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Capital Markets Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.69
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.694 (1 + (1- 21%) (23.26%))
0.88
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.88
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (0.88 * 5.96%)
7.98%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:BX using Excess Returns Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Blackstone Group is arrived at using the Excess Return Model. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate.

In the Excess Return Model the value of a firm can be written as the sum of capital invested currently in the firm and the present value of excess returns that the firm expects to make in the future.

The model is sensitive to the Return on Equity of the company versus the Cost of Equity, how these are calculated is detailed below the main calculation.

Note the calculations below are per share.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

NYSE:BX Value of Excess Returns
Calculation Result
Excess Returns = (Stable Return on equity – Cost of equity) (Book Value of Equity per share)
= (23.9% – 7.98%) * $7.90)
$1.26
Terminal Value of Excess Returns = Excess Returns / (Cost of Equity - Expected Growth Rate)
= $1.26 / (7.98% - 2.73%)
$23.94
Value of Equity = Book Value per share + Terminal Value of Excess Returns
= $7.90 + $23.94
$31.83
NYSE:BX Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $31.83
Current discount Discount to share price of $40.65
= -1 x ($40.65 - $31.83) / $31.83
-27.7%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Blackstone Group is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Blackstone Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Blackstone Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:BX PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $2.44
NYSE:BX Share Price ** NYSE (2019-05-17) in USD $40.65
United States of America Capital Markets Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 87 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 32.33x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,088 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.89x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Blackstone Group.

NYSE:BX PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:BX Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 40.65 ÷ 2.44

16.67x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Blackstone Group is good value based on earnings compared to the US Capital Markets industry average.
  • Blackstone Group is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Blackstone Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:BX PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 16.67x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 9 Analysts
37.6%per year
United States of America Capital Markets Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 2.26x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,117 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:BX PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 16.67x ÷ 37.6%

0.44x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Blackstone Group is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Blackstone Group's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:BX PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $9.72
NYSE:BX Share Price * NYSE (2019-05-17) in USD $40.65
United States of America Capital Markets Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 168 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 7.83x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,195 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.83x
NYSE:BX PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:BX Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 40.65 ÷ 9.72

4.18x

* Primary Listing of Blackstone Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Blackstone Group is good value based on assets compared to the US Capital Markets industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Blackstone Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Blackstone Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Blackstone Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
37.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Blackstone Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Blackstone Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Blackstone Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Blackstone Group's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:BX Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:BX Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 9 Analysts 37.6%
NYSE:BX Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 9 Analysts 8.7%
United States of America Capital Markets Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7%
United States of America Capital Markets Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.9%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:BX Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:BX Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 7,916 1
2020-12-31 6,758 3,804 2
2019-12-31 5,516 2,918 2
NYSE:BX Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 6,922 1,946 1,655
2018-12-31 6,669 46 1,542
2018-09-30 8,068 -2,558 1,856
2018-06-30 7,876 -4,687 1,791
2018-03-31 6,804 -3,949 1,387
2017-12-31 6,948 -1,626 1,471
2017-09-30 6,591 -2,434 1,535
2017-06-30 6,292 -1,210 1,470
2017-03-31 5,953 -209 1,331
2016-12-31 4,994 -89 1,039
2016-09-30 4,303 1,676 872
2016-06-30 2,884 1,044 305

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Blackstone Group's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Blackstone Group's revenue is expected to grow by 8.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:BX Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Blackstone Group Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:BX Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 3.14 3.56 2.78 7.00
2019-12-31 2.34 2.56 2.17 6.00
NYSE:BX Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 2.44
2018-12-31 2.27
2018-09-30 2.74
2018-06-30 2.66
2018-03-31 2.07
2017-12-31 2.21
2017-09-30 2.32
2017-06-30 2.23
2017-03-31 2.04
2016-12-31 1.60
2016-09-30 1.35
2016-06-30 0.47

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Blackstone Group is expected to make outstanding use of shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 40%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Blackstone Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Blackstone Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Blackstone Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Blackstone Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Capital Markets).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Blackstone Group's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Blackstone Group's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (19.3% vs 3.9%)
  • Blackstone Group's earnings growth has not exceeded the US Capital Markets industry average in the past year (19.3% vs 48.9%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Blackstone Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Blackstone Group Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:BX Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 6,921.68 1,655.22 2,332.56
2018-12-31 6,669.27 1,541.79 2,283.32
2018-09-30 8,067.58 1,856.25 2,265.95
2018-06-30 7,876.17 1,791.43 2,182.14
2018-03-31 6,803.52 1,387.34 2,149.90
2017-12-31 6,947.53 1,471.37 2,063.85
2017-09-30 6,591.15 1,535.19 1,997.60
2017-06-30 6,291.74 1,470.17 1,960.09
2017-03-31 5,952.65 1,331.39 1,918.67
2016-12-31 4,993.65 1,039.01 1,929.21
2016-09-30 4,303.49 872.15 1,880.58
2016-06-30 2,883.80 304.55 1,982.12
2016-03-31 2,916.04 240.09 2,148.69
2015-12-31 4,502.03 709.79 2,381.79
2015-09-30 5,628.87 1,060.37 2,457.02
2015-06-30 7,301.97 1,565.57 2,549.76
2015-03-31 8,342.19 1,948.42 2,530.32
2014-12-31 7,363.20 1,584.59 2,448.83
2014-09-30 8,059.52 1,654.39 1,820.99
2014-06-30 7,602.28 1,575.05 1,917.77
2014-03-31 6,787.79 1,269.18 2,163.44
2013-12-31 6,505.20 1,171.20 2,345.59
2013-09-30 5,015.11 656.36 3,314.06
2013-06-30 5,028.55 614.02 3,386.24
2013-03-31 4,228.46 327.91 3,224.48
2012-12-31 3,946.57 218.60 2,674.27
2012-09-30 3,654.02 89.51 3,183.03
2012-06-30 2,312.14 -313.88 2,877.86

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Blackstone Group has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • Blackstone Group used its assets more efficiently than the US Capital Markets industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Unable to establish if Blackstone Group improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) due to insufficient past data.
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Past performance checks
We assess Blackstone Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Capital Markets industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Blackstone Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Blackstone Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Blackstone Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Blackstone Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Blackstone Group's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Blackstone Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.5x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Blackstone Group Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NYSE:BX Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 14,146.70 10,843.68 1,585.86
2018-12-31 13,754.09 10,226.91 2,252.76
2018-09-30 14,706.98 10,428.52 1,975.58
2018-06-30 14,635.60 10,435.27 1,733.28
2018-03-31 13,524.81 9,519.58 1,749.72
2017-12-31 13,723.09 14,976.07 1,996.94
2017-09-30 13,461.62 12,668.81 1,322.46
2017-06-30 13,257.00 11,267.31 1,750.34
2017-03-31 13,102.86 9,899.57 2,353.16
2016-12-31 12,514.93 8,953.07 1,959.14
2016-09-30 12,354.04 7,320.58 1,877.47
2016-06-30 12,115.42 6,821.86 1,547.43
2016-03-31 11,911.08 6,424.64 1,421.68
2015-12-31 12,230.46 6,179.18 2,046.84
2015-09-30 12,670.27 6,231.57 1,469.39
2015-06-30 13,911.77 5,898.16 2,231.17
2015-03-31 17,953.98 9,198.77 1,217.51
2014-12-31 17,333.55 8,984.28 1,416.29
2014-09-30 16,391.19 7,969.18 1,043.51
2014-06-30 15,810.71 9,061.26 1,256.51
2014-03-31 14,771.76 10,229.32 955.91
2013-12-31 14,377.67 10,797.16 991.33
2013-09-30 12,504.52 10,889.60 1,030.95
2013-06-30 12,000.71 11,381.65 887.97
2013-03-31 11,366.23 12,028.06 1,118.74
2012-12-31 11,214.95 13,215.74 1,012.86
2012-09-30 10,841.73 12,980.52 1,033.15
2012-06-30 10,263.74 12,264.56 599.70
  • Blackstone Group's level of debt (76.7%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (69.1% vs 76.7% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.9%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Unable to confirm if the interest payments on Blackstone Group's debt are well covered by earnings due to lack of past financial data.
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Financial health checks
We assess Blackstone Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Blackstone Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Blackstone Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
4.55%
Current annual income from Blackstone Group dividends. Estimated to be 5.77% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Blackstone Group shares you are expected to receive $91 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Blackstone Group's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.44%).
  • Blackstone Group's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.69%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:BX Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Capital Markets Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 40 Stocks 2.1%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2000 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:BX Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 2.71 4.00
2020-12-31 2.61 14.00
2019-12-31 1.98 14.00
NYSE:BX Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-03-01 1.850 5.094
2019-01-31 1.850 5.470
2018-03-01 2.700 8.106
2018-02-01 2.700 7.889
2017-02-24 1.520 4.727
2017-01-26 1.520 4.975
2016-02-26 2.730 10.264
2016-01-28 2.730 10.640
2015-02-27 2.120 6.008
2015-01-29 2.120 5.702
2014-02-28 1.340 4.135
2014-01-30 1.340 4.194
2013-03-01 0.720 3.043
2013-01-31 0.720 3.860
2012-10-18 0.400 2.572
2012-07-19 0.400 2.841
2012-04-19 0.400 3.175
2012-02-02 0.520 3.359
2011-10-20 0.400 2.777
2011-07-21 0.400 3.001
2011-04-21 0.400 2.350
2011-02-03 1.280 7.201
2010-10-28 0.400 2.803
2010-08-06 0.400 3.491
2010-07-22 0.400 3.521
2010-05-10 0.400 3.797
2010-04-22 0.400 2.876
2010-02-25 1.200 8.246
2009-11-06 1.200 8.809
2009-08-06 1.200 8.530

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Blackstone Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.3x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.2x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Blackstone Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Blackstone Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Blackstone Group has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Blackstone Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Steve Schwarzman
COMPENSATION $69,147,028
AGE 71
TENURE AS CEO 12.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Stephen Allen Schwarzman, also known as Steve, serves as a Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., General Partner of The Blackstone Group L.P. Mr. Schwarzman has been involved in all phases of Blackstone’s development since its founding in 1985. Mr. Schwarzman is an active Philanthropist with a history of supporting education, as well as culture and the arts, among other things. In both business and philanthropy, Mr. Schwarzman has dedicated himself to tackling big problems with transformative solutions. Mr. Schwarzman is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, The Business Roundtable, and The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is a former Co-Chair of the Partnership for New York City and serves on the boards of The Asia Society and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as on The Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is a Trustee of The Frick Collection in New York City and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2007, Mr. Schwarzman was included in TIME’s “100 Most Influential People.” In 2016, he topped Forbes Magazine’s list of the most influential people in finance and in 2018 was ranked in the Top 50 on Forbes’ list of the “World’s Most Powerful People.” The Republic of France has awarded Mr. Schwarzman both the Légion d'Honneur and the Ordre des Arts et des Letters at the Commandeur level. Mr. Schwarzman is one of the only Americans to receive both awards recognizing significant contributions to France. He is also the Former Chairman of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, which was charged with providing direct input to the President of the United States from business leaders through a non-partisan, non-bureaucratic exchange of ideas. Mr. Schwarzman holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management and on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.

CEO Compensation
  • Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Steve's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Blackstone Group management team in years:

2.5
Average Tenure
53.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Blackstone Group management team is about average.
Management Team

Steve Schwarzman

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$69M
AGE
71
TENURE
12.2 yrs

Tony James

TITLE
Executive Vice Chairman of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C
COMPENSATION
$66M
AGE
67
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Jon Gray

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$58M
AGE
49
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Michael Chae

TITLE
CFO & Senior MD of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.
COMPENSATION
$14M
AGE
50
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Mike Nash

TITLE
Sr MD & Co-Founder & Chairman of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies
AGE
57

Dan Prendergast

TITLE
Founder

Christopher Striano

TITLE
Principal Accounting Officer of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.
AGE
42
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Bill Murphy

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer & Senior MD

Weston Tucker

TITLE
Sr. MD of External Relations Group & Head of Investor Relations
AGE
37

John Finley

TITLE
Chief Legal Officer & Senior MD of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C
COMPENSATION
$13M
AGE
61
TENURE
8.7 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Blackstone Group board of directors in years:

5.5
Average Tenure
64
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Blackstone Group board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Steve Schwarzman

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$69M
AGE
71
TENURE
12.2 yrs

Tony James

TITLE
Executive Vice Chairman of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C
COMPENSATION
$66M
AGE
67

Jon Gray

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$58M
AGE
49
TENURE
7.3 yrs

Anthony Myers

TITLE
Senior MD of Real Estate Group & Chairman of Real Estate - Europe
AGE
59

Bennett Goodman

TITLE
Senior MD & Director of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C
AGE
60
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Roger Deromedi

TITLE
Chairman of Pinnacle Foods Group Inc
AGE
65

Gerry Murphy

TITLE
Chairman of the Blackstone Group International Partners LLP
AGE
63

Gerard Errera

TITLE
Chairman of Blackstone France
AGE
74
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Muhammad Sanusi

TITLE
Chairman of Black Rhino Unit
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Katsuyuki Kuki

TITLE
Chairman & Representative Director for Japan
TENURE
1.8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Blackstone Group insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
07. May 19 Sell Bennett Goodman Individual 03. May 19 03. May 19 -135,000 $39.77 $-5,368,950
20. Aug 18 Sell James Hill Individual 16. Aug 18 20. Aug 18 -674,257 $36.86 $-24,596,171
10. Aug 18 Sell John Finley Individual 08. Aug 18 10. Aug 18 -10,000 $35.98 $-357,610
14. Jun 18 Sell John Finley Individual 12. Jun 18 12. Jun 18 -20,000 $33.23 $-664,600
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Management checks
We assess Blackstone Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Blackstone Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Should You Be Tempted To Sell The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) At Its Current PE Ratio?

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX). … The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) is trading with a trailing P/E of 16.5x, which is higher than the industry average of 0x. … While this makes BX appear like a stock to avoid or sell if you own it, you might change your mind after I explain the assumptions behind the P/E ratio

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Does The Hype Around The Blackstone Group LP's (NYSE:BX) Growth Justify Its June Share Price?

The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) is considered a high-growth stock, but its last closing price of $32.54 left some investors wondering if this high future earnings potential can be rationalized by its current price tag. … Let’s take a look at some key metrics to determine whether there's any value here for current and potential future investors. … Blackstone Group is poised for significantly high earnings growth in the near future

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The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) Is Trading At A 10.43% Discount

Capital market firms such as BX are hard to value. … This is because the rules they face are different to other companies, which can impact the way we forecast their cash flow. … Asset managers, for example, must hold certain levels of capital in order to maintain a safe cash cushion.

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The Blackstone Group LP. (NYSE:BX) Is Undervalued By 7%

NYSE:BX Intrinsic Value May 22nd 18 Deriving BX's Intrinsic Value The key assumption for Excess Returns is, the value of the company is how much money it can generate from its current level of equity capital, in excess of the cost of that capital. … The returns above the cost of equity is known as excess returns: Excess Return Per Share = (Stable Return On Equity – Cost Of Equity) (Book Value Of Equity Per Share) = (39.38% – 9.92%) * $6.88 = $2.03 Excess Return Per Share is used to calculate the terminal value of BX, which is how much the business is expected to continue to generate over the upcoming years, in perpetuity. … This is a common component of discounted cash flow models: Terminal Value Per Share = Excess Return Per Share / (Cost of Equity – Expected Growth Rate) = $2.03 / (9.92% – 2.47%) = $27.2 Combining these components gives us BX's intrinsic value per share: Value Per Share = Book Value of Equity Per Share + Terminal Value Per Share = $6.88 + $27.2 = $34.08 Compared to the current share price of $31.68, BX is , at this time, fairly priced by the market.

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Should You Be Tempted To Buy The Blackstone Group LP. (NYSE:BX) At Its Current PE Ratio?

(NYSE:BX) trades with a trailing P/E of 14.9x, which is lower than the industry average of 16.6x. … Formula Price-Earnings Ratio = Price per share ÷ Earnings per share P/E Calculation for BX Price per share = $30.95 Earnings per share = $2.073 ∴ Price-Earnings Ratio = $30.95 ÷ $2.073 = 14.9x The P/E ratio isn’t a metric you view in isolation and only becomes useful when you compare it against other similar companies. … Since BX's P/E of 14.9x is lower than its industry peers (16.6x), it means that investors are paying less than they should for each dollar of BX's earnings.

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Did The Blackstone Group LP.'s (NYSE:BX) Recent Earnings Growth Beat The Trend?

Examining The Blackstone Group LP.'s (NYSE:BX) past track record of performance is a useful exercise for investors. … Since these values are fairly myopic, I’ve estimated an annualized five-year value for Blackstone Group's earnings, which stands at US$816.22M This means generally, Blackstone Group has been able to steadily raise its bottom line over the last couple of years as well. … Though Blackstone Group's past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis.

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Is Now The Right Time To Buy The Blackstone Group LP. (NYSE:BX)?

(NYSE:BX) is considered a high-growth stock, but its last closing price of $33.38 left some investors wondering if this high future earnings potential can be rationalized by its current price tag. … Check out our latest analysis for Blackstone Group Should you get excited about BX's future? … However, to properly examine the value of a high-growth stock such as Blackstone Group, we must reflect its earnings growth into the valuation.

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What Should We Expect From The Blackstone Group LP.'s (NYSE:BX) Earnings In The Year Ahead?

Generally, analyst consensus outlook appear vastly optimistic, with a bottom line expansion of more than 100% in the upcoming year, compared with the past 5-year average growth rate of 27.99%. … In this article, I've outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for Blackstone Group in the longer term. … To reduce the year-on-year volatility of analyst earnings forecast, I've inserted a line of best fit through the expected earnings figures to determine the annual growth rate from the slope of the line.

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What Should We Expect From The Blackstone Group LP.'s (NYSE:BX) Earnings Over The Couple Of Years?

Today I want to provide a brief commentary on how market analysts view Blackstone Group's earnings growth trajectory over the next couple of years and whether the future looks even brighter than the past. … View our latest analysis for Blackstone Group Analysts' outlook for this coming year seems buoyant, with earnings growth more than doubling. … This means that, we can assume Blackstone Group will grow its earnings by 31.66% every year for the next few years.

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Is The Blackstone Group LP.'s (NYSE:BX) ROE Of 25.06% Sustainable?

View our latest analysis for Blackstone Group Breaking down ROE — the mother of all ratios Return on Equity (ROE) is a measure of Blackstone Group’s profit relative to its shareholders’ equity. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders Equity ROE is measured against cost of equity in order to determine the efficiency of Blackstone Group’s equity capital deployed. … Since Blackstone Group’s return covers its cost in excess of 15.30%, its use of equity capital is efficient and likely to be sustainable.

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Company Info

Description

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned alternative asset manager. The firm also provides capital markets services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations, retirees, sovereign wealth funds, and institutional and individual investors. The firm manages separate client focused portfolios for its clients. It also launches and manages private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations, real estate investment trusts, and credit-focused funds for its clients. The firm invests in private equity, public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe. The Blackstone Group L.P. was founded in 1985 and is based in New York City, New York with additional offices in London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Baltimore, Maryland, Beijing, China, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dusseldorf, Germany, Los Angeles, California, Paris, France, San Francisco, California, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Singapore, Sydney, Australia, and Tokyo, Japan.

Details
Name: The Blackstone Group L.P.
BX
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1985
$46,629,158,459
$26,782,921,883
1,147,088,769
Website: http://www.blackstone.com
Address: The Blackstone Group L.P.
345 Park Avenue,
New York,
New York, 10154,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE BX Voting Common Units New York Stock Exchange US USD 22. Jun 2007
DB BBN Voting Common Units Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 22. Jun 2007
LSE 0HO7 Voting Common Units London Stock Exchange GB EUR 22. Jun 2007
BMV BX * Voting Common Units Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 22. Jun 2007
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
2,615
Blackstone Group employees.
Industry
Asset Management and Custody Banks
Diversified Financials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/20 02:09
End of day share price update: 2019/05/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/10
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/09
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.