The Blackstone Group Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Happy Now

The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 4.86.

The Blackstone Group Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 226.32% to $0.62 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.19 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 64.49% to $1.44 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: The Blackstone Group reported adjusted EPS income of $0.62 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.49. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.13 billion.

Quoting Management: “Robust realizations allowed us to generate significant returns for our fund investors and higher distributable earnings for our unitholders,” Blackstone Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman said in a statement.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 9.62% from $1.31 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 12.73% from $0.55 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.57 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.25 to a profit of $2.23 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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