Rio Tinto Limited (RIO)

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General Information
Company Name: Rio Tinto Limited
Stock Code: RIO
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Metals & Mining
Market Cap ($M): 24,642
Equiv. Shares (M): 436

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 56.550 $ 56.550 $ 56.900 $ 56.440 $ 56.500 4,138,515 $ 0.050  0.088 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Buy (2.3333)
Recommendation Date: 26th Mar 2015
Brokers Surveyed: 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 7,847.0 424.6 18.7 13.3 281.0 5.0 100.0
2015  F 6,612.0 357.8 -35.8 15.8 277.5 4.9 100.0
2014  A 10,289.7 557.1 -3.3 11.1 237.8 3.8 100.0
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) $98,856 M 0.1223 -0.2675 -0.0894 11.5108 15.7153 17.2582 4.17 5.19 5.21
Iluka Resources (ILU) $3,362 M -0.5337 1.1671 0.8274 56.1538 25.9116 14.1798 2.37 3.34 4.81
Rio Tinto (RIO) $24,620 M -0.1938 -0.3204 0.1906 9.1272 13.4303 11.2799 4.64 5.15 5.36
Sims Metal Management (SGM) $2,554 M 3.0215 0.8045 0.3113 37.0469 20.5301 15.6560 0.80 2.57 3.03
Western Areas (WSA) $902 M 4.5758 0.6413 0.6300 23.9951 14.6194 8.9690 1.29 2.82 4.12

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
RIO 1.04 9.89 1.85 10.00 1.81
Market 0.90 16.8 1.30 2.44 1.60
Sector 0.58 13.0 0.69 2.19 2.24

Name Position Start Date
Mr Christopher James Lynch Chief Financial Officer,Executive Director 01 September 2011
Mr Samuel Maurice Cossart Walsh Executive Director,Chief Executive Officer 05 June 2009
Mr Jan du Plessis Non-Executive Chairman 01 September 2008
Mr Michael (Mike) Clifford Fitzpatrick Non-Executive Director 06 June 2006
Lord John Kerr Non-Executive Director 14 October 2003
Mr Simon Robert Thompson Non-Executive Director 01 April 2014
Mr Richard Roy Goodmanson Non-Executive Director 01 December 2004
Mr Paul Tellier Non-Executive Director 25 October 2007
Ms Ann Frances Godbehere Non-Executive Director 09 February 2010
Mr Robert Ellis Brown Non-Executive Director 01 April 2010
Mr John Silvester Varley Non-Executive Director 01 September 2011
Ms Anne Lauvergeon Non-Executive Director 15 March 2014
Professor Michael Gerard L'Estrange Non-Executive Director 01 September 2014
Dr Megan Elizabeth Clark Non-Executive Director 20 November 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
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
14 April 2015 Report (Quarterly)
09 April 2015 Div Pay Date
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