Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
BHP Billiton LSE:BLT London Ordinary Share GB0000566504 ORD $0.50
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +16.40p +1.02% 1,623.20p 1,621.20p 1,621.60p 1,629.20p 1,615.60p 1,622.80p 7,601,593 16:35:30
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mining 33,038.3 11,168.0 52.7 30.0 34,283.15

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03/11/2018
19:10
MINING BONANZA Shareholders in BHP Billiton were feeling flush as the mining giant promised to return £8billion to them. Half would come through buying back investors’ shares, while £4billionn would be through a dividend in January. (This will equate to around £1.90 per share) It comes after BHP sold its US onshore oil and shale gas assets in July.
loganair
02/11/2018
14:02
BHP say they are only going to buy shares that are on the Sydney stock market.
loganair
02/11/2018
09:49
Is it not a case of heads you win and tails you can't lose. If the buyback forces the share price up then we're all better off anyway.
cheshire pete
02/11/2018
00:11
They won't announce the amount until after the completion of the Off Market Buy Back. I have no idea how an "Off Market Buy Back" works, but assuming it is successful, there should be less shares in issue to receive the special divi, hence it should be somewhat north of $2?
ethics_gradient
01/11/2018
09:49
Special dividend due, see Todays RNS for detail, Titled BHP Billiton PLC BHPs US$10.4 billion shareholder return program BHP intends to pay the balance of the net proceeds from the sale of its Onshore US assets (expected to be US$5.2 billion) to all shareholders in the form of a special dividend (Special Dividend) to be determined following completion of the Off-Market Buy-Back, and to be payable in January 2019. ' FWIW Shares in Issue (m) 2,112.00 … so if my billions to millions are correct … we may get roughly $US2 per share ??? ' The dates are:- Formal Announcement is 17 Dec 2018 .. X Divi 11 Jan 2019 … Paid 30 Jan 2019
togglebrush
20/10/2018
08:13
BHP cautious but optimistic about long-term outlook: BHP boss Andrew Mackenzie indicated this week the company had so far managed to avoid any significant impact from escalating trade tensions and, while it remained cautious, it was also positive about the outlook for metals demand. He was speaking at the mining giant's annual general meeting in London. "The nature of our industry means we must make bold predictions about the future. If there is one prediction that I can confidently make, it is that demand for commodities will be sustained even as the world shifts to a lower carbon future," Mackenzie told investors. He said with populations growing and more people expecting a better quality of life through improved infrastructure, decarbonisation and electrification, demand for energy, metals and fertilisers should be robust for decades to come. "Renewables, electrification and a low-carbon future offer great opportunities for BHP. They will generate demand for higher volume, as well as higher quality, iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper concentrates - the products our portfolio is built around," Mackenzie said. "You can count on BHP to lead and capitalise quickly on this shift." He said the miner was in a good place to move forward into the 2019 financial year, with free cash flow maximised to US$12.5 billion in the year, capital discipline maintained, net debt reduced by more than $5 billion and the portfolio simplified to meet demand for resources required now and in the future. Despite his positivity, Mackenzie did allow that all global businesses were having to navigate through volatility and monitor events impacting global economic growth and commodities demand. He said it was well known that protectionism had negative flow-on effects for business, as it undercut confidence, disrupted investment, and destroyed productivity, which in turn hit wealth creation and poverty eradication. "Hence, I expect that the current assault on the global trading system will jolt countries outside of this dispute into action. This is not a time for complacency. When the fabric of global trade frays, we must pull together and administer needle and thread," Mackenzie said. He said BHP would continue to stay true to its plans. "There is more to do to realise the full potential of our assets, and how we manage them for shareholders, through technological advances, culture and organic growth."
loganair
16/10/2018
09:19
Did they really have to pay such a premium? Obviously they thought so. I see that RIO's Mongolian venture looks as if it might suffer a delay, but I doubt that copper's going to go out of fashion in the meantime.
poikka
05/10/2018
09:50
Copper demand from China to surge, BHP predicts: The multibillion dollar programme, called the Belt and Road Initiative and launched in 2013, is intended to connect China with the rest of the world through a “belt” of overland corridors and a “road” of shipping lanes. It entails a vast number of overseas construction projects in 115 countries – up from BHP's earlier estimate of 68 – across South America, South East Asia and parts of Africa. In its latest analysis, BHP estimates that the initiative will represent one third of the global economy and drive spending of up to $1.3trn on infrastructure projects by 2023. It will also, according to the blue-chip miner, create a surge in demand for copper. BHP’s analysis expects demand to increase by around 1.6m tonners, around 7% of annual demand, over the next five years. More than 70% of that demand is expected to come from around 100 new power projects. Said BHP: “Copper does not directly benefit as much as steel from the road, rail and other transport and logistics projects that represent around half of the total project outlay. However, the positive spillover effects of this infrastructure is expected to provide a wider field of economy opportunity in recipient countries for decades.” It conceded that foreign investment was a "complex and risky business". But it added: "There are signs that China is developing its institutional statecraft to improve its management of such challenges in the future, and the capacity of its firms to develop infrastructure at scale are beyond doubt." BHP, which owns the world’s largest copper mine, in Chile, derives around 28% of its earnings from the metal. One of its core sectors, it is looking to expand mines in Chile and Australis as it seeks to counter the impact of failing quality at its operations. BRAZIL UPDATE: Separately, BHP updated the London market on the Samarco compensation programme. Samarco, a joint venture between BHP and Vale in Brazil, was involved in a deadly dam collapse in 2015, which killed 19 people and was an environmental disaster. Samarco, which has always claimed it followed Brazilian laws, has been in negotiations with local prosecutors ever since. Press reports said that a final compensation deal had been reached and payments would now be made to families of the 19 dead as well as those who had lost homes and other properties in the disaster. BHP said it had noted the media reports, and added: "The agreement outlines the processes and principles for the negotiation and implementation by the Renova Foundation for the formal compensation programme for impacted people Mariana, Minas Gerais. To date, the Renova Foundation has been providing compensation and support to many of the individuals in Mariana who have been impacted by the dam failure." While BHP said that a restart of operations in 2019 was highly unlikely, Samarco has said that it expected to obtain the licences needed to resume operations next year.
loganair
03/10/2018
20:29
I would like to see BHP starting to think about divesting from coal mining as coal is a dying commodity. With in 20 years China, the biggest coal user will be using at least 50% less coal then it is now as it is closing down it's coal fired power stations as fast as it can replacing them with gas.
loganair
03/10/2018
10:10
BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP.AU), Vale SA (VALE) and their Brazilian iron-ore mining venture have settled with state prosecutors in Brazil over one of the civil claims filed in the wake of a fatal 2015 dam failure. The partial settlement of claims moves the legal process forward a step and will allow a foundation set up by the companies and their joint venture, Samarco Mineracao SA, to make payments to some of those affected by the dam's collapse. The agreement on how a compensation program will be administered in Mariana, Mina Gerais, was reached between the companies and the local prosecutor in Mariana, and was ratified by the State Court of Mariana this week. The November 2015 disaster in southeast Brazil released at least 32 million cubic meters of mine detritus-enough to fill the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium 11 times-which destroyed villages and polluted more than 400 miles of rivers before spewing into the Atlantic Ocean. The prosecutor's office in the state of Minas Gerais filed a claim against BHP, Vale and Samarco in December 2015 for moral and material damages to an unspecified group of affected individuals, including payments for housing and economic assistance, accord to BHP's latest annual report. Payments have been held up by court proceedings including petitions from people in Brazil. The claim was one of several against the companies and the joint venture in Brazil for billions of dollars. The parties in June entered an agreement to settle an about $5.2 billion public civil claim and established a process to renegotiate to push ahead with settlement of an about $20 billion claim by Brazil's federal public prosecutions office. The Samarco mining and processing operations have remained suspended since the dam broke. Write to Robb M. Stewart at robb.stewart@wsj.com (END) Dow Jones Newswires October 03, 2018 05:46 ET (09:46 GMT)
florenceorbis
03/10/2018
10:09
BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP.AU), Vale SA (VALE) and their Brazilian iron-ore mining venture have settled with state prosecutors in Brazil over one of the civil claims filed in the wake of a fatal 2015 dam failure. The partial settlement of claims moves the legal process forward a step and will allow a foundation set up by the companies and their joint venture, Samarco Mineracao SA, to make payments to some of those affected by the dam's collapse. The agreement on how a compensation program will be administered in Mariana, Mina Gerais, was reached between the companies and the local prosecutor in Mariana, and was ratified by the State Court of Mariana this week. The November 2015 disaster in southeast Brazil released at least 32 million cubic meters of mine detritus-enough to fill the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium 11 times-which destroyed villages and polluted more than 400 miles of rivers before spewing into the Atlantic Ocean. The prosecutor's office in the state of Minas Gerais filed a claim against BHP, Vale and Samarco in December 2015 for moral and material damages to an unspecified group of affected individuals, including payments for housing and economic assistance, accord to BHP's latest annual report. Payments have been held up by court proceedings including petitions from people in Brazil. The claim was one of several against the companies and the joint venture in Brazil for billions of dollars. The parties in June entered an agreement to settle an about $5.2 billion public civil claim and established a process to renegotiate to push ahead with settlement of an about $20 billion claim by Brazil's federal public prosecutions office. The Samarco mining and processing operations have remained suspended since the dam broke. Write to Robb M. Stewart at robb.stewart@wsj.com (END) Dow Jones Newswires October 03, 2018 05:46 ET (09:46 GMT)
florenceorbis
27/9/2018
11:20
Upcoming events 17 October 2018 08:30 AM Melbourne time (approximate) BHP Operational Review for the quarter ended 30 September 2018 17 October 2018 11:00 AM London time From their investor relations website.
hubshank
27/9/2018
08:42
Total sees oil prices going to $100 per barrel.
loganair
26/9/2018
21:45
Deutsche Bank reckons all of BHP Billiton’s near-term catalysts are in the past: “After outperforming year-to-date on (1) successful sale of the US Onshore business (2) strong oil prices (3) improved operational performance in H2 FY18, the major near-term re-rating catalysts are behind us” BHP Billiton has been downgraded to ‘hold’ by analysts at Deutsche Bank. It has been a busy year for the coal, copper and iron miner, which last month declared a record dividend pay-out following a 33% jump in profits. BHP disposed of its US shale gas assets for US$10.7bn over summer, while the rebounding oil prices – BHP is an oil producer as well as a miner – and improved operational performance have all contributed to the strong 2018 so far. Unfortunately for investors, Deutsche analyst Liam Fitzpatrick acknowledges the strong share price performance since the turn of the year but reckons most of the “major near-term catalysts are behind us”. He does, however, think there is room for BHP to get rid of some of its other non-core assets from its portfolio. “After spinning out South 32 in 2015 (US$9.4bn) and recently selling US Onshore (US$10.7bn), BHP is more simplified but not yet simple,” wrote the analyst in a note to clients. “We still see other assets in the portfolio that are, like the South 32 assets previously, likely to receive less capital than the major divisions. These include Nickel West, the Australian oil/gas assets and NSW Energy Coal.” Fitzpatrick isn’t convinced that management will push ahead with these and certainly not at a pace he would like. “The pace of simplification is clearly slowing and management's recent commitment to the remaining oil/gas portfolio suggests that longer term (FY21+) capex could move above the US$8bn per annum ceiling set for FY19/20.” Fitzpatrick dropped his rating to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’, while he also lowered his price target to 1,800p from 1,860p.
loganair
26/9/2018
21:40
Almost two decades after merging with British group Billiton to create a global mining titan, Australia’s biggest company is officially axing the Billiton brand. BHP Billiton is seeking to formalise its public makeover and will ask shareholders to vote on dropping Billiton from its name. Shareholders at the mining giant’s upcoming annual general meetings will vote to rename BHP’s Australian and London listings as BHP Group.
loganair
26/9/2018
18:00
And the latest dividend increase is very welcome. John
john of groats
24/9/2018
19:19
BHP Billiton Retail Shareholder Event 18 Sept 2018 report available here: hTTps://www.sharesoc.org/news/bhp-billiton-retail-shareholder-event-18-sept-2018/
sharesoc
04/9/2018
20:51
At last some big infrastructure projects coming in from India... The number of operating airports in India is expected to double in the next decade as the government races to meet the growing demand of the country’s aviation market. Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday that as many as 100 new airports would be built in the next 10 to 15 years for about $60 billion.
loganair
21/8/2018
06:15
Dividends -- The dividend policy provides for a minimum 50 per cent payout of Underlying attributable profit at every reporting period. The minimum dividend payment for the June 2018 half year period is 46 US cents per share. ' -- The Board has determined to pay an additional amount of 17 US cents per share or US$0.9 billion, taking the final dividend to a record 63.0 US cents per share. This is equivalent to a 69 per cent payout ratio. ' XD 4 Sep Paid 25 Sep 2018
togglebrush
19/8/2018
19:42
BHP Billiton (BLT) Earnings-Reaction to Keep an Eye http://crweworld.com/Earnings-Calendar
danieldanj
14/8/2018
15:27
Copper prices fell near a fresh year-to-date low on Tuesday after data showed fixed-asset investment in China slowed to a nearly two-decade low in the first seven months of the year and Bloomberg News reported that BHP Billiton Ltd. could avoid worker strikes at the world's largest copper mine. Copper for September delivery slumped 1.7% to $2.6835 a pound on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices are down almost 20% from their June four-year highs, hurt by worries that trade tensions between the U.S. and China will accelerate a Chinese economic slowdown, weakening demand for materials used in construction and manufacturing. China is the world's largest commodity consumer, accounting for about half the world's copper demand. Tuesday's data showed spending on factory machinery, public-works projects and other fixed-asset investments in China's nonrural areas grew 5.5% in the January-July period from a year earlier, matching a record low from 1999. "The response of metals prices to the data from China is correspondingly negative," Commerzbank analysts said in a note to clients. Other industrial metals including aluminum, tin and lead also fell on the London Metal Exchange. As investors have grappled with the prospect of lower copper demand, data has pointed to steady production and disruptions from worker strikes that boosted copper last year haven't materialized. Copper's losses accelerated Tuesday after Bloomberg reported that the union at Chile's Escondida mine is optimistic about reaching a wage agreement with BHP, potentially ending the prospect of a strike that could lower production. A 44-day strike at Escondida last year helped support copper prices. Among precious metals, gold for December delivery edged up 0.4% to $1,203.80 a troy ounce, boosted by declines in the dollar. The dollar surging has pushed gold to its lowest level since January 2017 by making the yellow metal more expensive for overseas buyers. On Tuesday, the WSJ Dollar Index, which tracks the dollar against a basket of 16 other currencies, fell 0.2% after closing at a fresh 15-month high Monday. Write to Amrith Ramkumar at amrith.ramkumar@wsj.com and David Hodari at David.Hodari@dowjones.com (END) Dow Jones Newswires August 14, 2018 11:02 ET (15:02 GMT)
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