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): 108,684
Equiv. Shares (M): 3,212

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 33.690 $ 33.840 $ 33.950 $ 33.640 $ 33.840 5,154,160 $ -0.150  -0.443 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (2.6667)
Recommendation Date: 17th Oct 2014
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.

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 12,016.3 225.1 12.8 15.0 148.2 4.4 100.0
2015  F 10,650.9 199.5 -17.2 17.0 141.2 4.2 100.0
2014  A 12,859.9 240.9 6.5 15.0 131.7 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) $107,270 M 0.1223 -0.1217 0.2243 12.4907 14.2212 11.6154 3.85 4.28 4.45
Iluka Resources (ILU) $3,195 M -0.6600 -0.7714 4.1398 24.8777 108.8445 21.1768 1.18 1.84 3.46
PanAust (PNA) $1,114 M -0.7034 0.4070 0.5109 25.6223 18.2102 12.0523 3.83 3.58 3.79
Rio Tinto (RIO) $25,871 M 0.5848 -0.3133 0.1020 7.7319 11.2588 10.2170 3.61 4.02 4.30
Sims Metal Management (SGM) $2,190 M 3.0215 1.1233 0.2954 31.7885 14.9713 11.5576 0.93 2.64 4.01

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
BHP 1.07 13.1 2.15 3.55 2.53
Market 0.89 15.1 1.22 1.70 1.49
Sector 0.68 11.0 0.81 0.95 3.17

Name Position Start Date
Mr Andrew Mackenzie Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director 10 May 2013
Mr Jacques Nasser Non-Executive Chairman 06 June 2006
Ms Carolyn Judith Hewson Non-Executive Director 31 March 2010
Mr David Alexander Crawford Non-Executive Director 01 May 1994
Dr John Michael Schubert Non-Executive Director 01 June 2000
Mr Malcolm W 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
Keith Rumble Non-Executive Director 01 September 2008
Ms Shriti Vadera Non-Executive Director 01 January 2011
Mr Malcolm Brinded Non-Executive Director 15 April 2014

Name Position
Graham Kerr Chief Financial Officer
Geoff Healy Chief Legal Counsel
Nicole Duncan Company Secretary
Jane McAloon 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
24 September 2015 Report (Annual)
18 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
17 February 2015 Report (Interim)
20 November 2014 AGM
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