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BlackRock Reports First Quarter 2019 Diluted EPS of $6.61

Apr 16, 2019
By BlackRock

BlackRock Reports First Quarter 2019 Diluted EPS of $6.61

  • $65 billion of quarterly total net inflows, or 4% organic asset growth, positive across index, active and cash management strategies
  • 5% decrease in base fees year-over-year primarily reflects impact of negative markets in the fourth quarter and continued dollar appreciation
  • 11% growth in technology services revenue year-overyear, driven by continued momentum in Aladdin®
  • 1% decrease in diluted EPS year-over-year reflects lower operating income and a higher effective tax rate in the current quarter, partially offset by higher nonoperating income
  • $1.6 billion of share repurchases in the quarter reflects completion of a $1.3 billion private transaction on March 25, 2019
  • 5% increase in quarterly cash dividend to $3.30 per share

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