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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
BHP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 2427 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 312.44 vs. BHP: 0.18 )
BHP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 7.96
Current: 0.18

0.03
7.96
Equity to Asset 0.51
BHP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. BHP: 0.51 )
BHP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.51

0.28
0.55
Interest Coverage 25.36
BHP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BHP: 25.36 )
BHP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 129.33
Current: 25.36

0.35
129.33
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.27
M-Score: -2.79
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 29.14
BHP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. BHP: 29.14 )
BHP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.34   Max: 44.35
Current: 29.14

-21.34
44.35
Net-margin (%) 16.49
BHP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. BHP: 16.49 )
BHP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.02   Max: 32.96
Current: 16.49

-12.02
32.96
ROE (%) 15.39
BHP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2314 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.83 vs. BHP: 15.39 )
BHP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.74   Max: 45.22
Current: 15.39

-26.74
45.22
ROA (%) 7.87
BHP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2400 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.56 vs. BHP: 7.87 )
BHP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.38   Max: 22.98
Current: 7.87

-7.38
22.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.68
BHP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.92 vs. BHP: 18.68 )
BHP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.89   Max: 51.48
Current: 18.68

-17.89
51.48
Revenue Growth (%) 9.80
BHP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BHP: 9.80 )
BHP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.8   Max: 47.9
Current: 9.8

-26.8
47.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.30
BHP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1417 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. BHP: 2.30 )
BHP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -48   Max: 68.9
Current: 2.3

-48
68.9
EPS Growth (%) -3.60
BHP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. BHP: -3.60 )
BHP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 90.4
Current: -3.6

-15.3
90.4
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BHP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates 4,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 323,798 sh (New)
David Dreman 121,860 sh (+4.94%)
John Buckingham 36,556 sh (+3.77%)
Steven Cohen 60,000 sh (unchged)
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ray Dalio 112,811 sh (-5.05%)
Jim Simons 262,300 sh (-40.55%)
Ken Fisher 3,195,365 sh (-52.4%)
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Q4 2013

BHP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 632,500 sh (+141.14%)
Ray Dalio 169,311 sh (+50.08%)
John Buckingham 38,203 sh (+4.51%)
Pioneer Investments 323,798 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Fisher 3,168,448 sh (-0.84%)
David Dreman 91,168 sh (-25.19%)
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Q1 2014

BHP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 449,500 sh (New)
David Dreman 128,766 sh (+41.24%)
John Buckingham 39,128 sh (+2.42%)
Ken Fisher 3,230,654 sh (+1.96%)
Ray Dalio 169,911 sh (+0.35%)
Pioneer Investments 323,798 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2014

BHP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 3,273,093 sh (+1.31%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BHP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 41.24%0.2%$62.76 - $70.82 $ 73.2310%128766
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -25.19%0.18%$63.73 - $72.81 $ 73.237%91168
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 50.08%0.03%$63.73 - $72.81 $ 73.237%169311
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.21%$56.32 - $70.02 $ 73.2314%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Reduce -63.58%0.54%$57.38 - $71.09 $ 73.2312%112898
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 350.04%0.05%$57.38 - $71.09 $ 73.2312%118811
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$68.43 - $80.46 $ 73.23-3%26400
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Reduce -60.47%0.28%$67.78 - $77.77 $ 73.232%109053
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.96%$61.9 - $72.28 $ 73.2310%307900
David Dreman 2012-09-30 Reduce -23.86%0.13%$61.9 - $72.28 $ 73.2310%275879
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.10
BHP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 18.10 )
BHP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 39.17
Current: 18.1

5.3
39.17
P/B 2.70
BHP's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BHP: 2.70 )
BHP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 9.16
Current: 2.7

2.12
9.16
P/S 2.88
BHP's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 2.88 )
BHP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 5.79
Current: 2.88

1.37
5.79
EV-to-EBIT 11.56
BHP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 11.56 )
BHP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 31.4
Current: 11.56

3.5
31.4
PEG 1.40
BHP's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 1.40 )
BHP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 4.62
Current: 1.4

0.1
4.62
Shiller P/E 13.80
BHP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 13.80 )
BHP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.71   Max: 105.1
Current: 13.8

9.71
105.1
Current Ratio 0.97
BHP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 2426 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. BHP: 0.97 )
BHP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.93
Current: 0.97

0.89
1.93
Quick Ratio 0.69
BHP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 2422 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. BHP: 0.69 )
BHP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.52
Current: 0.69

0.57
1.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.22
BHP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. BHP: 3.22 )
BHP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 4.05
Current: 3.22

0.81
4.05
Dividend Payout 0.43
BHP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 0.43 )
BHP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.26
Current: 0.43

0.17
2.26
Dividend growth (3y) 11.20
BHP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. BHP: 11.20 )
BHP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 36.8
Current: 11.2

-8.7
36.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.13
BHP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. BHP: 5.13 )
BHP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 6.49
Current: 5.13

1.3
6.49
Share Buyback Rate 1.50
BHP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 1959 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.90 vs. BHP: 1.50 )
BHP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.5   Max: -30.2
Current: 1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.00
BHP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. BHP: 3.00 )
BHP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 7.26
Current: 3

2.02
7.26
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
BHP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 1.40 )
BHP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 4.1
Current: 1.4

1.01
4.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
BHP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 0.90 )
BHP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.21
Current: 0.9

0.32
1.21
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.40
BHP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 1.40 )
BHP' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.51
Current: 1.4

0.5
2.51
Price/Graham Number 1.50
BHP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 2632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BHP: 1.50 )
BHP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 3.57
Current: 1.5

1.2
3.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.60
BHP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. BHP: 8.60 )
BHP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 28.8
Current: 8.6

3.2
28.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.78
BHP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.79 vs. BHP: 15.78 )
BHP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 65.9
Current: 15.78

7.4
65.9

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:RIO, CLF, XSRAY, AAUKY, GLNCY » details
Traded in other countries:BHP.Australia, BHPLF.USA, BHP.Germany, BHP1.Germany
BHP Billiton was formed through the merger of two mining companies, BHP and Billiton which were founded in the mid-1800s. The firms merged in 2001. Broken Hill Proprietary's (BHP) history began in a silver, lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Australia. Incorporated in 1885, BHP engaged in the discovery, development, production and marketing of iron ore, copper, oil and gas, diamonds, silver, lead, zinc and a range of other natural resources.BHP Billiton is a producer of major commodities including aluminum, coal, copper, iron ore, manganese, nickel, silver and uranium and have substantial interests in oil and gas. The headquarters of BHP Billiton Limited, and the global headquarters of the combined BHP Billiton Group, are located in Melbourne, Australia. BHP Billiton Plc is located in London, United Kingdom. Both companies have identical Boards of Directors and are run by a single management team.
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