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BHP Billiton Ltd's revenue for the six months ended in Jun. 2015 was $19,776 Mil. Its revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $44,636 Mil. BHP Billiton Ltd's revenue per share for the six months ended in Jun. 2015 was $7.42. Its revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $16.74.
BHP Billiton Ltd revenue has been in decline over the past 3 years.
During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of BHP Billiton Ltd was -10.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was -7.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 0.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 6.80% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get other companies' revenue growth rate using revenue per share data.
During the past 13 years, BHP Billiton Ltd's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 422.20% per year. The lowest was -79.70% per year. And the median was 3.30% per year.
Also referred as sales, revenue is income that a company receives from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. Revenue is often referred to as the "top line" due to its position on the income statement at the very top.
For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. BHP Billiton Ltd Revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $44,636 Mil.
In ranking the predictability, companies with more consistent revenue and earnings growth are ranked high with predictability.
Peter Lynch categorized companies according to their revenue growth:
His favorite companies are stalwart, those growing between 10-20% a year.
Companies in cyclical industries may see their revenue fluctuate wildly in good years and bad years.
Revenue can be manipulated by changing the way how revenue is booked. Companies may book sales before the payment is received, or before the revenue is fully earned. These will be added to balance sheet items such as account payable or account receivables.
BHP Billiton Ltd Annual Data
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