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BHP Billiton Limited
Diversified Metals & Mining

Current Price Data+

Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
$26.45 $26.30 $26.49 $26.22 $26.50 11004003 $0.05 ( 0.19% )
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Current Broker Consensus Recommendation


Company Overview

Business Description
BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) is a diversified natural resources company. BHP is among the world's largest producers of commodities along with substantial interests in oil and gas. BHP's principal business lines are mineral exploration and production, as well as petroleum exploration, production and refining. BHP's assets, operations and interests are separated into four business units, Petroleum and Potash, Copper, Iron ore and Coal.
Strategy Analysis
BHP aims to be the supplier of choice to its end-use customers. Its strategy is three-pronged: build on its diverse reserves base and ensure that best practices are shared quickly across its operations; maintain a steady pipeline of greenfield projects for internal growth; and help increase its pipeline by staying close to its customers. BHP Billiton reported NPAT down 57.8% to US$4.24bn for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were US$32.2bn, down 14.1% from the same period last year. Underlying EBIT declined by 38% to US$9.8bn. Substantially lower commodity prices, a weak US dollar and inflation more than offset the positive contribution from stronger volumes and operating cost savings. Diluted EPS was 79.4 US cents compared to 187.9 US cents last year. Net operating cash flow was US$6.4bn compared to US$12.28bn last year. The interim dividend declared was 57.0 US cents compared with 55.0 US cents last year

Financial Summary

Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016 F 4,388.8 82.2 -53.6% 32.2 167.6 6.3% 100.0%
2015 F 9,467.2 177.3 -34.3% 14.9 160.2 6.1% 100.0%
2014 A 14,409.7 269.9 17.4% 12.2 130.9 4.0% 100.0%

Peer Comparison

Company Mkt Cap EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F
BHP Billiton (BHP) $85,110M 0.1223 -0.2320 -0.4539 10.9387 14.2435 26.0827 4.39% 6.33% 6.32%
Iluka Resources (ILU) $3,270M -0.5350 1.2602 0.8256 54.7686 24.2321 13.2733 2.43% 3.72% 4.83%
Rio Tinto (RIO) $22,482M -0.1938 -0.5120 0.1015 8.5618 17.5444 15.9274 4.95% 5.47% 5.49%
South32 (S32) $9,583M 0.0000 0.0000 -0.0771 0.0000 10.2740 11.1317 0.00% 0.00% 4.74%
Sirius Resources (SIR) $1,249M 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Financial Summary

Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
Company 1.15 14.30 1.86 0.00
Market 0.89 16.20 1.33 1.33
Sector 0.64 11.90 0.67 0.34


Name Position Start Date
Mr Andrew Mackenzie Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director 10/05/2013
Ms Carolyn Judith Hewson Non-Executive Director 31/03/2010
Dr John Michael Schubert Non-Executive Director 01/06/2000
Mr Malcolm Broomhead Non-Executive Director 31/03/2010
Mr Wayne W Murdy Non-Executive Director 18/06/2009
Mr Patrick John Davies Non-Executive Director 01/06/2012
Mr Carlos Cordeiro Non-Executive Director 03/02/2005
Mr Lindsay Philip Maxsted Non-Executive Director 23/03/2011
Ms Baroness Shriti Vadera Non-Executive Director 01/01/2011
Mr Malcolm Brinded Non-Executive Director 15/04/2014
Mr Jacques Nasser Non-Executive Director, Non-Executive Chairman 06/06/2006


Name Position
Graham Kerr Chief Financial Officer
Geoff Healy Chief Legal Counsel
Rachel Agnew Company Secretary
Kate Griffiths Company Secretary
Megan Papper Company Secretary
Margaret Taylor Group Company Secretary
Karen Wood President
Daniel Malchuk President, Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel
Dean Dalla Valle President, Coal
Peter Beaven President, Copper
Tony Cudmore President, Corporate Affairs
Mike Henry President, HSE, Marketing and Technology
Mike Fraser President, Human Resources
Jimmy Wilson President, Iron Ore
Tim Cutt President, Petroleum and Potash

Calendar of Events

Date Event
20 April 2016 Report (Quarterly)
23 February 2016 Report (Interim)
20 January 2016 Report (Quarterly)
21 October 2015 Report (Quarterly)
24 September 2015 Report (Annual)
18 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
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