BlackRockin ensimmäisen neljänneksen laimennettu osakekohtainen tulos 4,84 dollaria

BlackRockin hallinnoimat varat kasvoivat 8 % edellisvuoden ensimmäiseen neljännekseen verrattuna 4 774 miljardiin dollariin. Ensimmäisellä neljänneksellä BlackRockin hallinnoitavaksi tuli 70 miljardia dollaria. Varoja virtasi kaikkiin omaisuuslajeihin, sijoitustyyleihin ja alueisiin kaikista asiakastyypeistä.

Koko tulostiedote lukuineen liitteenä, alla olennaisimmat luvut ja pääjohtaja Larry Finkin kommentit.

BlackRock Reports First Quarter 2015 Diluted EPS of $4.84, or $4.89 as adjusted

  • 8% AUM growth from the first quarter of 2014

  • $70.4 billion of long-term net inflows for the first quarter of 2015, representing 6.5% annualized organic growth

  • 10% diluted EPS growth from the first quarter of 2014

  • 13% increase in quarterly cash dividend to $2.18 per share and consistent capital management with $275 million of quarterly share repurchases

New York, April 16, 2015 — BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

“In the first quarter, BlackRock’s diverse investment platform and relentless focus on clients and performance drove long-term net inflows of $70 billion,” commented Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock.

“This was one of the most broadly diverse flow quarters in BlackRock’s history. Flows were positive across all long-term asset classes, client types, regions and investment styles, with active net inflows of $32 billion and index net inflows of $38 billion. Our $252 billion of net new inflows over the last twelve months and continued strong growth in Aladdin allowed us to achieve year-over-year revenue growth despite the level of transaction-related revenue in last year’s first quarter and significant foreign exchange headwinds, which reduced the value of our non-dollar denominated base fees.

“In the face of divergent financial markets, investors continue to search for yield, and BlackRock’s highly diversified global fixed income platform again delivered strong returns for our clients. With 91% of our taxable fixed income assets above benchmark or peer median for the 3-year period, we remain well positioned to benefit from ongoing changes in the fixed income landscape.

“Institutional long-term net inflows of $21 billion were our highest since the BGI acquisition, reflecting strong demand for customized investment solutions. We partnered with leading global institutions to address their specific objectives through a combination of investment management expertise, robust portfolio construction and superior risk management. Alternatives remain an important component of BlackRock’s solutions capabilities and we raised another $2 billion of alternatives commitments during the quarter, giving us more than $10 billion in committed capital to deploy for clients. We also announced a landmark public-private infrastructure investment partnership in Mexico, which will finance two natural gas pipelines critical to the region’s continued economic growth.

“In iShares, we saw net inflows of $35 billion, driven by broad-based European flows and strength in our global fixed income franchise. Our iShares platform continues to grow on multiple fronts: our Core series for buy-and-hold investors, our offering of precision exposures for asset allocators, and our financial instruments for capital markets investors. BlackRock’s global Retail business continued to benefit from stronger distribution, a broader product suite and enhanced brand investment, and generated more than $14 billion of long-term net inflows.

“We are confident that our platform, our distribution, our client relationships and our long-term focus position BlackRock to continue to execute on behalf of clients in an ever-changing investment landscape. I would like to once again express my gratitude to BlackRock employees for their commitment to excellence. Together, we look forward to continuing to drive results for our clients and shareholders.”

Business Highlights

Long-term net inflows were positive across all regions, with net inflows of $47.5 billion, $17.7 billion and $5.2 billion from clients in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, respectively. At March 31, 2015, BlackRock managed 62% of its long-term AUM for investors in the Americas and 38% for clients in EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

A discussion of the Company’s net flows by client type for the first quarter of 2015 is presented below.

  • Retail long-term net inflows of $14.2 billion included net inflows of $6.7 billion in the United States and $7.5 billion internationally. Fixed income net inflows of $12.8 billion were diversified across exposures, with $3.5 billion of net inflows into the unconstrained Strategic Income Opportunities fund, $2.2 billion into high yield and $1.1 billion into the Total Return fund. Global multi-asset income funds raised an additional $2.0 billion of net new assets.

  • iShares® long-term net inflows of $35.5 billion were led by fixed income net inflows of $18.6 billion which were diversified across exposures and geographies. Equity net inflows of $16.7 billion were driven by the Core Series as well as demand for European equities.

  • Institutional active long-term net inflows of $18.0 billion were led by multi-asset net inflows of $11.7 billion, reflecting strong solutions-based insurance wins in the quarter and ongoing demand for the LifePath® target-date product suite. Fixed income net inflows of $5.7 billion were driven by unconstrained and total return mandates. Alternatives net inflows of $0.4 billion were led by flows into infrastructure and hedge fund solutions, and were net of $0.7 billion of capital returned to investors. Additionally, we raised more than $2 billion in alternatives commitments in the quarter, which will translate into new flows as they are invested.

  • Institutional index long-term net inflows of $2.8 billion were driven by equity net inflows of $3.7 billion, partially offset by outflows from fixed income and multi-asset.

Cash management AUM decreased 1% from December 31, 2014 to $292.5 billion.

Advisory AUM decreased 17% from December 31, 2014 to $18.1 billion.

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Anna-Mari Tiilikainen, Viestintätoimisto Cocomms
+358 50 558 0888
anna-mari.tiilikainen (at) cocomms.com

BlackRock

BlackRock on maailman johtavia sijoitusten ja riskien hallinnan sekä neuvontapalveluiden tarjoajia institutionaalisille ja yksityissijoittajille. BlackRockin hallinnoimat varat olivat 4 774 miljardia dollaria 31.3.2015. BlackRock auttaa asiakkaitaan saavuttamaan tavoitteensa ja selviämään haasteista tuotevalikoimansa avulla, johon kuuluu erillisiä tilejä, sijoitusrahastoja, pörssinoteerattuja iShares®-rahastoja ja muita yhteissijoitustuotteita. BlackRock tarjoaa myös riskienhallintaa, neuvontaa ja yritysinvestointijärjestelmäpalveluja laajalle institutionaalisten sijoittajien ryhmälle BlackRock Solutions®-brändillä. BlackRockin pääkonttori on New York Cityssä, ja sillä oli noin 12 300 työntekijää yli 30 maassa (31.3.2015). Yhtiö on vahvasti läsnä kaikille tärkeimmillä markkinoilla Pohjois- ja Etelä-Amerikka, Eurooppa, Aasia, Australia, Lähi-itä ja Afrikka mukaan lukien. Lisätietoja: www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | blogi: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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