Blackstone Group LP

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$30.09 -0.11 | -0.36%
Today's Range: 30.09 - 30.4818
Avg. Daily Volume: 5406600.0
01/13/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BLACKSTONE GROUP LP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.37% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1431.6911.57
EBITDA ($mil)716.86-399.04
EBIT ($mil)695.19-428.56
Net Income ($mil)312.91-254.7

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2980.182320.1
Total Assets ($mil)24413.5223618.7
Total Debt ($mil)7490.936526.62
Equity ($mil)6297.326517.1

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin50.07-3448.02
EBITDA Margin50.07-3448.01
Operating Margin48.56-3703.14
Sales Turnover0.180.24
Return on Assets3.574.48
Return on Equity13.8416.27
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense37.2836.86
Interest Coverage18.65-11.63

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)638.25621.98
Div / share0.360.74
Book value / share9.8710.48
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5366781.03516208.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 24.09 for the Capital Markets industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.49. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.06 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.13. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BX 24.35 Peers 24.09   BX 11.39 Peers 16.15

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

BX is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

BX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BX 11.08 Peers 32.14   BX 0.28 Peers 2.02

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

BX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

BX trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
BX 3.06 Peers 4.13   BX -27.06 Peers 45.36

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

BX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, BX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BX 4.33 Peers 7.52   BX -22.81 Peers 2.02

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

BX is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

BX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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