The Austrialian company has a market cap of $120 billion and is a member of the exclusive Australian ASX 20 Index. The company produces a variety of natural resources including oil, gas, iron, nickel, copper, diamonds and coal.
BHP Billiton's scale is massive. Just check out the the company's production in its latest quarter listed below. Kt stands for Kilotonnes. One Kilotonne is equal to 2,204,622 pounds. MMBOE stands for millions of barrels of oil equivalents.
- Petroleum: 61.5 MMBOE
- Copper: 460.0 kt
- Iron Ore: 58,979 kt
- Metallurgical Coal: 11458 kt
- Energy Coal: 19.714 kt
- Alumina: 1,248 kt
- Aluminum: 245 kt
- Manganese Ores: 2,049 kt
- Manganese Alloys: 182 kt
- Nickel: 32.5 kt
The miner earned just under $10 billion in income over the last 12 months on sales of $63 billion. This highly profitable company's slogan is "resourcing the future" and it does provide resources for continued global economic growth.
Consistency in a Volatile Environment
BHP Billiton's profits fluctuate with both the demand and price of metals and oil. This makes the company's earnings highly volatile from year to year.
BHP Billiton currently trades for a price-to-earnings ratio of just 12.4 and has an exceptionally high dividend yield of 5.4%. The company appears undervalued on several metrics.