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BlackRock Reports Full Year 2018 Diluted EPS of $26.58, or $26.93 as adjusted

BlackRock |Jan 16, 2019

Fourth Quarter 2018 Diluted EPS of $5.78, or $6.08 as adjusted

  • $124 billion of full year total net inflows, led by iShares®, active multi-asset and illiquid alternatives
  • Record $81 billion of quarterly iShares inflows reflects market leadership in high-growth ETF sector
  • 4% increase in full year revenue driven by growth in base fees and technology services revenue, partially offset by lower performance fees
  • Restructuring charge of $60 million from initiative to modify the size and shape of the workforce excluded from as adjusted results
  • 4% growth in full year operating income (5% as adjusted)
  • $3.6 billion returned to shareholders in 2018, including $1.7 billion of full year share repurchases
  • 5% increase in quarterly cash dividend to $3.30 per share approved by Board of Directors

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