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BlackRock Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Diluted EPS of $8.29, or $8.34 as adjusted

BlackRock |Jan 15, 2020

BlackRock Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Diluted EPS of $8.29, or $8.34 as adjusted

  • $429 billion of full year total net inflows, reflects 7% organic asset growth and 5% organic base fee growth, led by strong fixed income and cash flows and record activity in illiquid alternatives
  • $129 billion of quarterly total net inflows, positive across investment style, product type and region, driven by $75 billion of iShares® inflows
  • 2% increase in full year revenue driven by higher base fees and 24% growth in technology services revenue, reflecting continued Aladdin® momentum and the impact of the eFront acquisition
  • 2% growth in full year operating income (0% as adjusted)
  • 7% increase in full year diluted EPS (6% as adjusted) also reflects higher nonoperating income, partially offset by a higher effective tax rate in the current year
  • $3.8 billion returned to shareholders in 2019, including $1.7 billion of share repurchases

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