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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.26
BBL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 2436 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. BBL: 0.26 )
BBL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 4.06
Current: 0.26

0.08
4.06
Equity to Asset 0.52
BBL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. BBL: 0.52 )
BBL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.52

0.42
0.55
Interest Coverage 39.35
BBL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BBL: 39.35 )
BBL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.35   Max: 129.33
Current: 39.35

6.35
129.33
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.66
M-Score: -2.87
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 34.89
BBL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. BBL: 34.89 )
BBL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 21.86   Max: 44.35
Current: 34.89

21.86
44.35
Net-margin (%) 20.64
BBL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.42 vs. BBL: 20.64 )
BBL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.7   Max: 32.96
Current: 20.64

11.7
32.96
ROE (%) 17.97
BBL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2398 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.53 vs. BBL: 17.97 )
BBL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 16.35   Max: 49.7
Current: 17.97

16.35
49.7
ROA (%) 9.21
BBL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2456 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.78 vs. BBL: 9.21 )
BBL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.27   Max: 23.6
Current: 9.21

8.27
23.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.84
BBL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2420 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -6.85 vs. BBL: 21.84 )
BBL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 21.41   Max: 49.89
Current: 21.84

21.41
49.89
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.30
BBL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BBL: -2.30 )
BBL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 30.4
Current: -2.3

-2.3
30.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.00
BBL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. BBL: -5.00 )
BBL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5   Max: 49
Current: -5

-5
49
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -16.60
BBL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -14.20 vs. BBL: -16.60 )
BBL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.6   Max: 113.1
Current: -16.6

-16.6
113.1
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

BBL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 7,595 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 3,228 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 30,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 172,000 sh (-8.17%)
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Q1 2014

BBL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 3,391 sh (+5.05%)
Bernard Horn 30,900 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2014

BBL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bernard Horn 30,900 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 3,391 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

BBL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Bernard Horn 45,900 sh (+48.54%)
Ken Fisher 3,725 sh (+9.85%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BBL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ken Fisher 2013-12-31 New Buy$56.84 - $63.79 $ 43.81-28%3228
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 Sold Out $50.29 - $62.8 $ 43.81-25%0
Ken Fisher 2012-12-31 New Buy$60.1 - $70.18 $ 43.81-32%4628
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0022%$51.65 - $65.35 $ 43.81-24%0
Ken Fisher 2011-12-31 New Buy$51.3 - $67.98 $ 43.81-27%13888
John Hussman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$53.53 - $80.69 $ 43.81-35%13000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 8.70
BBL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 8.70 )
BBL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 35.74
Current: 8.7

5.7
35.74
P/B 1.50
BBL's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. BBL: 1.50 )
BBL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 8.27
Current: 1.5

1.5
8.27
P/S 1.74
BBL's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 1.74 )
BBL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 5.24
Current: 1.74

1.46
5.24
PFCF 13.60
BBL's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 13.60 )
BBL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.74   Max: 55.75
Current: 13.6

8.74
55.75
EV-to-EBIT 6.47
BBL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 6.47 )
BBL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 17.9
Current: 6.47

4.2
17.9
PEG 8.70
BBL's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 8.70 )
BBL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 13.74
Current: 8.7

0.13
13.74
Shiller P/E 8.00
BBL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 8.00 )
BBL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.93   Max: 26.76
Current: 8

7.93
26.76
Current Ratio 1.23
BBL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 2440 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BBL: 1.23 )
BBL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.23

0.93
1.93
Quick Ratio 0.90
BBL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 2439 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BBL: 0.90 )
BBL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.52
Current: 0.9

0.62
1.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.52
BBL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. BBL: 5.52 )
BBL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 5.24
Current: 5.52

0.9
5.24
Dividend Payout 0.46
BBL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 0.46 )
BBL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.46

0.17
0.76
Dividend growth (3y) 6.80
BBL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. BBL: 6.80 )
BBL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 56.9
Current: 6.8

6.8
56.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.15
BBL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. BBL: 8.15 )
BBL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 7.63
Current: 8.15

1.31
7.63
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
BBL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.40 vs. BBL: 1.20 )
BBL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 0.4
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
BBL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. BBL: 1.60 )
BBL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 5.6
Current: 1.6

2.14
5.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
BBL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 0.80 )
BBL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 2.05
Current: 0.8

0.87
2.05
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
BBL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 0.60 )
BBL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.6

0.71
1.2
Price/Graham Number 0.70
BBL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
96% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBL: 0.70 )
BBL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 1.81
Current: 0.7

1.02
1.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 15.50
BBL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2403 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. BBL: 15.50 )
BBL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 24.1
Current: 15.5

5.6
24.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.79
BBL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. BBL: 6.79 )
BBL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 46.4
Current: 6.79

3.2
46.4

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 62,782 64,681 70,706
EPS($) 1.94 1.99 2.41
EPS without NRI($) 1.94 1.99 2.41

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:BHP, RIO, CLF, XSRAY, AAUKY » details
Traded in other countries:BLT.UK, BIL.Germany, BIL1.Germany, BHPBF.USA, BIL.South Africa, BLT.Switzerland,
BHP Billiton PLC was incorporated on May 9, 1996. It is engaged in minerals exploration, development, production and processing, and oil and gas exploration, development and production. Its operating segments are Petroleum and Potash, Copper, Iron Ore, Coal, & Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel. The Company has operations in Australia, United Kingdom, China, Japan, North America, South America, and Southern Africa.
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