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Rio Tinto Limited
Diversified Metals & Mining

Current Price Data+

Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
$52.02 $51.88 $52.36 $51.30 $52.02 2236102 - ( No change )
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Current Broker Consensus Recommendation


Company Overview

Business Description
Rio Tinto Limited (RIO) is engaged in minerals and metals exploration, development, production and processing. The Company’s Portfolio of assets is condensed into four product groups: Aluminium, Copper & Coal, Diamonds & Minerals and Iron Ore.
Strategy Analysis
RIO's aim is to invest in and operate large, long term, cost competitive mines and businesses. The Group concentrates on the discovery of Tier 1 orebodies and the development of Group assets into large scale, long life and low cost operations to ensure the Group can operate profitably at every stage of the commodity cycle. Rio Tinto provided its results for the year ended 31 December 2012, reporting that 2012 underlying financial results reflect record iron ore production and shipments and a second half recovery in copper volumes. This was in the context of lower average market prices in 2012 which reduced underlying earnings by $5.3bn compared with 2011: underlying earnings of $9.3bn; a net loss of $3.0bn after impairments of $14.4bn, primarily relating to aluminium businesses as well as coal assets in Mozambique; and a 15% increase in the full year dividend to 167 cents per share.

Financial Summary

Year to Dec NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016 F 5,340.1 289.0 54.9% 18.3 292.5 5.5% 100.0%
2015 F 3,448.1 186.6 -66.5% 28.3 282.9 5.4% 100.0%
2014 A 10,289.7 557.1 -3.3% 11.1 256.1 4.1% 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) $84,082M 0.1223 -0.2370 -0.4563 10.8066 14.1628 26.0472 4.45% 6.44% 6.44%
Iluka Resources (ILU) $3,216M -0.5350 1.2595 0.8265 53.8569 23.8361 13.0501 2.47% 3.79% 4.92%
Rio Tinto (RIO) $22,143M -0.1938 -0.5120 0.1015 8.4325 17.2796 15.6870 5.02% 5.55% 5.58%
South32 (S32) $9,183M 0.0000 0.0000 -0.2680 0.0000 9.7956 13.3825 0.00% 0.00% 2.75%
Sirius Resources (SIR) $1,179M 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 1.48 12.10 1.71 0.00
Market 0.90 16.30 1.34 1.33
Sector 0.63 11.60 0.66 0.36


Name Position Start Date
Mr Christopher James Lynch Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director 01/09/2011
Mr Samuel Maurice Cossart Walsh Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer 05/06/2009
Mr Jan du Plessis Non-Executive Chairman 01/09/2008
Mr Simon Robert Thompson Non-Executive Director 01/04/2014
Mr Richard Roy Goodmanson Non-Executive Director 01/12/2004
Mr Paul Tellier Non-Executive Director 25/10/2007
Ms Ann Frances Godbehere Non-Executive Director 09/02/2010
Mr Robert Ellis Brown Non-Executive Director 01/04/2010
Mr John Silvester Varley Non-Executive Director 01/09/2011
Ms Anne Lauvergeon Non-Executive Director 15/03/2014
Professor Michael Gerard L'Estrange Non-Executive Director 01/09/2014
Dr Megan Elizabeth Clark Non-Executive Director 20/11/2014


Name Position
Alfredo Barrios Chief Executive, Aluminium
Jean-Sebastien Jacques Chief Executive, Copper & Coal
Alan Davies Chief Executive, Diamonds & Minerals
Harry Kenyon-Slaney Chief Executive, Energy
Andrew Harding Chief Executive, Iron Ore
Eleanor Evans Company Secretary
Debra Valentine Group executive, Legal & Regulatory Affairs
Hugo Bague Group executive, Organisational Resources
Greg Lilleyman Group executive, Technology & Innovation
Timothy (Tim) Paine Joint Company Secretary

Calendar of Events

Date Event
19 April 2016 Report (Quarterly)
04 March 2016 Report (Annual)
11 February 2016 Report (Prelim)
19 January 2016 Report (Quarterly)
14 October 2015 Report (Quarterly)
06 August 2015 Report (Interim)
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