NEW YORK (AP) _ BlackRock Inc. (BLK) on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.3 billion.
The New York-based company said it had net income of $14.07 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were $6.24 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $6.07 per share.
The investment firm posted revenue of $3.47 billion in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.35 billion.
For the year, the company reported profit of $4.97 billion, or $30.23 per share. Revenue was reported as $12.49 billion.
BlackRock shares have climbed roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 3.5 percent. The stock has risen 41 percent in the last 12 months.