Thu, Nov 26, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

BlackRock 3Q2010 profit beats expectations up 31% compared to 3Q2009

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) today reported third quarter 2010 net income1 of $551 million, up $234 million from a year ago and up $119 million compared to second quarter 2010. Operating income was $707 million and non-operating income, net of non-controlling interests, was $45 million. The operating margin was 33.8%, which included the effect of $17 million of costs related to the successful launch of the $1.2 billion Build America Bond Trust and $6 million of integration costs associated with the December 1, 2009 acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”).

Third quarter net income, as adjusted2, was $2.75 per diluted common share, or $537 million, up 31% compared to third quarter 2009 diluted EPS, as adjusted2, of $2.10 and up $0.38 compared to second quarter 2010. Third quarter 2010 included operating income, as adjusted2, of $2.61 per diluted share and net non-operating income, as adjusted2, of $0.14 per diluted share.

Third quarter net income includes a tax rate benefit ($0.11 per diluted share related to first half of 2010) reflecting favorable tax rulings and resolution of certain tax positions. Operating income, as adjusted2, of $737 million, which included $17 million of closed- end fund launch costs, improved $337 million, or 84%, compared to third quarter 2009 and declined $4 million, or 1%, compared to second quarter 2010. Compared to a year ago, operating results reflect the benefits of the BGI acquisition and improved markets. The operating margin, as adjusted2, for year-to-date September 2010 was 38.7%, an expansion as compared to 37.4% in 2009.

Third quarter income and year- to-date margin reflect positive business momentum, the benefits of our diversified business model and continued investment in the business. Non-operating income, net of non-controlling interests, as adjusted2, in the third quarter 2010 included gains of approximately $66 million as a result of higher valuations on co- investments including private equity, distressed opportunistic funds as well as real estate equity products.

Assets under management (“AUM”) totaled $3.446 trillion at September 30, 2010, up $295.5 billion or 9% during the quarter and $2.011 trillion or 140% year-over-year, including $1.756 trillion of acquired AUM net of outflows due to manager concentration considerations and active quantitative performance (“merger-related outflows”).

As discussed under “Third Quarter Business Highlights,” net new business during the quarter totaled $50.1 billion, including $52.6 billion in long-term products and $1.8 billion in cash management, partially offset by $4.3 billion of net distributions in advisory AUM. BlackRock Solutions® added 4 net new assignments during the quarter, bringing the total for the year to 34 net new mandates. Investment performance remained competitive across much of the platform, supporting new business efforts in all regions. At October 15, 2010, the pipeline of net wins funded or to be funded totaled $46.1 billion, including $40.7 billion in long-term products and $5.4 billion in cash management. (press release)

Source kb

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. Investing - BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging, Nelson Peltz bets on General Electric Company and Mondelez International, Apple plummets to 4th place among hedge holdings, from No. 1, Top Q3 equity purchases and sales of top 50 hedge funds[more]

    BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging From BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, is changing course on exchange-traded funds that protect against currency volatility. After stressing the easy switch between hedged and unhedged ET

  3. BlackRock is shutting down its Global Ascent macro fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has announced plans to shut down a macro fund, Global Ascent Fund, because of "headwinds facing the industry". The hedge fund, which makes bets on stock, bond and currency markets, will return money to investors. Ac

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  5. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega