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BlackRock reports full year 2016 diluted EPS of $19.04, or $19.29 as adjusted

Jan 13, 2017

BlackRock Reports Full Year 2016 Diluted EPS of $19.04, or $19.29 as adjusted

  • Record $202 billion of full year total net inflows reflects strength of diversified business model
  • $98 billion of fourth quarter total net inflows, including $18 billion in cash management, led by momentum in iShares® and Institutional businesses
  • Demand for BlackRock technology solutions drove 13% full year revenue growth in Aladdin®
  • Expansion in operating margin from prior year reflects continued expense discipline
  • Returned $2.7 billion to shareholders in 2016
  • Board of Directors approves 9% increase in quarterly cash dividend to $2.50 per share and authorizes repurchase of an additional 6 million shares under existing share repurchase program

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