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Rio Tinto Limited
RIO
http://www.riotinto.com
Diversified Metals & Mining
25,354
424

Current Price Data+

Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
$59.77 $59.10 $59.88 $58.82 $57.79 3115964 $1.98 ( 3.43% )
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Current Broker Consensus Recommendation

Buy
24/04/2015
3

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 7,018.3 379.8 7.8% 15.2 281.1 4.9% 100.0%
2015 F 6,508.3 352.2 -36.8% 16.4 277.4 4.8% 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) $102,935M 0.1223 -0.3227 -0.2191 11.9858 17.6974 22.6614 4.01% 5.00% 5.06%
Iluka Resources (ILU) $3,421M -0.5350 1.4446 0.5688 57.2931 23.4366 14.9387 2.33% 3.32% 4.69%
PanAust (PNA) $1,127M 0.0000 0.0000 0.8858 0.0000 32.5843 17.2790 2.10% 0.00% 0.56%
Rio Tinto (RIO) $24,514M -0.1938 -0.4144 0.0572 9.3356 15.9407 15.0781 4.54% 5.03% 5.24%
Sims Metal Management (SGM) $2,353M 3.0215 0.7947 0.3955 34.1355 19.0200 13.6299 0.87% 2.78% 3.32%

Financial Summary

Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
Company 1.38 11.10 1.96 10.00
Market 0.91 16.70 1.31 2.21
Sector 0.62 13.50 0.69 0.92

Directors

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 Michael (Mike) Clifford Fitzpatrick Non-Executive Director 06/06/2006
Lord John Kerr Non-Executive Director 14/10/2003
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

Management

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)
07 May 2015 AGM
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