May 09, 2017

CHART: Another Look at BX's Common Units and Distributions

When looking at Blackstone’s common units (NYSE:BX) over the last decade, one issue that often gets lost in the public discussion is the substantial amount of distributions the firm has paid to unitholders.

As shown below, an investor who bought Blackstone units at the IPO and reinvested distributions received, including the value of the distribution from the spin-off of PJT, would have a total return of approximately 80 percent as of the BX closing price on May 8, 2017.

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