NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2015 results. Core Earnings for the fourth quarter was $64 million, or $0.68 per share, and for the full year was $193 million, or $2.36 per share. Net income for the fourth quarter was $65 million, or $0.70 per share, and for the full year was $197 million, or $2.41 per share.
Stephen D. Plavin, Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our senior mortgage lending business grew significantly in 2015. Total originations of $8.8 billion effectively doubled the size of our company and drove a 31% increase in Core Earnings per share. We enter 2016 well positioned to take advantage of the recent capital market volatility with a strong balance sheet, a solid first mortgage portfolio, and the power of the Blackstone real estate platform."
Blackstone Mortgage Trust issued a full detailed presentation of its fourth quarter and full year 2015 results, which can be viewed at www.bxmt.com.
Quarterly Investor Call Details
Blackstone Mortgage Trust will host a conference call on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2015 results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 (888) 268-4178 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-5494 (international), with the passcode 245-054-61# or by webcast at www.bxmt.com (listen only). For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a recorded replay will be available on the company's website or by telephone beginning approximately two hours after the event. The replay call number is +1 (888) 286-8010 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 801-6888 (international), with the passcode 909-496-26#.
About Blackstone Mortgage Trust Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) is a real estate finance company that originates and acquires senior loans collateralized by properties in North America and Europe. BXMT is a real estate investment trust headquartered in New York City and is externally managed by BXMT Advisors L.L.C., a subsidiary of Blackstone. Further information is available at www.bxmt.com.
About Blackstone Blackstone (NYSE: BX) is one of the world's leading investment firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies it invests in, and the communities in which it works. Blackstone does this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Blackstone's asset management businesses, with over $330 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.
Forward-Looking Statements and Other Matters This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect Blackstone Mortgage Trust's current views with respect to, among other things, Blackstone Mortgage Trust's operations and financial performance, including performance of the loan portfolio acquired from GE Capital. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "outlook," "indicator," "believes," "expects," "potential," "continues," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "predicts," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "anticipates" or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. Blackstone Mortgage Trust believes these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, as such factors may be updated from time to time in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") which are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in the filings. Blackstone Mortgage Trust assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events or circumstances.
We refer to "Core Earnings," which is a non-GAAP financial measure, in this release. A reconciliation to net income attributable to Blackstone Mortgage Trust, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is included in our full detailed presentation of fourth quarter and full year 2015 results and is available on our website at www.bxmt.com.
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