BlackRock's Fee Model Creates Value
BlackRock's (BLK) December 2009 purchase of Barclay's Global Investors and the iShares line of exchange-traded funds added tremendous value to an already great franchise. Assets under management (AUM) surged to $3.35 trillion by Dec. 31, 2009, from $1.31 trillion at year-end 2008.
The overall market recovery combined with the growing popularity of ETF investing saw fully diluted earnings per share more than double, going to $12.37 in 2011 from $6.11 in 2009. Consensus views for this year and 2013 now run $13.22 and $14.79, respectively....226 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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