The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) has reported earnings this morning, and it’s really hard to find anything pretty in the release.
The private equity leader posted a GAAP net loss of $246.7 million after items, and its "economic net income" was listed also a s a loss at -$93.6 million. Its total net reportable segment revenues were $32.3 million, driven down by declines in all business segments from $1.23 billion in 2007. Its GAAP revenues were $68.5 million.
This will show you the magnitude of the drops in segments reported:
- Corporate Private Equity had negative first quarter revenues;
- Real Estate revenues down 94%;
- Marketable Alternative Asset Management down 81%;
- Financial Advisory Revenues decreased 24%.
You can look through the entire release, but as the company noted, most business segments were indeed lower.
Interestingly enough, the company now has $113.53 billion in assets under management. That assets under management figure represents a 37% increase from last year. It has also decided to make a dividend payment of $0.30.
Shares of Blackstone are down about 4% at $18.70 in pre-market trading with about 30 minutes to the open.
Jon C. Ogg
May 15, 2008