BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)

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General Information
Company Name: BHP Billiton Limited
Stock Code: BHP
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Metals & Mining
Market Cap ($M): 96,254
Equiv. Shares (M): 3,212

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 29.970 $ 30.050 $ 30.200 $ 29.720 $ 30.230 5,118,813 $ -0.260  -0.860 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Buy (2)
Recommendation Date: 16th Apr 2015
Brokers Surveyed: 3

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 five business units, Petroleum and Potash, Copper, Iron ore, Coal and Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel.

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 9,324.3 174.6 2.5 17.2 161.0 5.4 100.0
2015  F 9,096.0 170.4 -36.9 17.6 147.7 4.9 100.0
2014  A 14,411.3 269.9 17.4 13.4 131.7 3.6 100.0
Source: Morningstar analyst estimates.

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F
BHP Billiton (BHP) $97,089 M 0.1223 -0.3385 -0.2004 11.3052 17.0907 21.3745 4.25 5.35 5.37
Iluka Resources (ILU) $3,224 M -0.5350 1.1732 0.8299 53.9972 24.8467 13.5779 2.47 3.49 5.01
PanAust (PNA) $1,131 M -- -- 0.7090 -- 26.0448 15.2402 2.10 0.00 0.58
Rio Tinto (RIO) $23,700 M -0.1938 -0.4220 0.1979 9.0254 15.6149 13.0355 4.69 5.30 5.48
Sims Metal Management (SGM) $2,345 M 3.0215 0.8042 0.3125 34.0166 18.8539 14.3646 0.87 2.80 3.30

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
BHP 1.12 15.4 1.91 10.00 2.24
Market 0.91 16.4 1.30 2.38 1.62
Sector 0.61 13.3 0.69 1.30 2.28

Name Position Start Date
Mr Andrew Mackenzie Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director 10 May 2013
Ms Carolyn Judith Hewson Non-Executive Director 31 March 2010
Dr John Michael Schubert Non-Executive Director 01 June 2000
Mr Malcolm Broomhead Non-Executive Director 31 March 2010
Mr Wayne W Murdy Non-Executive Director 18 June 2009
Dr John Buchanan Non-Executive Director 01 February 2003
Mr Patrick John Davies Non-Executive Director 01 June 2012
Mr Carlos Cordeiro Non-Executive Director 03 February 2005
Mr Lindsay Philip Maxsted Non-Executive Director 23 March 2011
Mr Keith Rumble Non-Executive Director 01 September 2008
Ms Baroness Shriti Vadera Non-Executive Director 01 January 2011
Mr Malcolm Brinded Non-Executive Director 15 April 2014
Mr Jacques Nasser Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman 06 June 2006

Name Position
Graham Kerr Chief Financial Officer
Geoff Healy Chief Legal Counsel
Rachel Agnew Chief Legal Officer,Company Secretary
Kate Griffiths Company Secretary
Megan Papper 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
Jane McAloon President,Group Company Secretary, Governance

Calendar of Events
Date Event
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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