BHP Billiton shares

Background of BHP Billiton

  • BHP Billiton is an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum company with headquarters in London and Melbourne and shares for sale through primary listings on the London and Australian Stock Exchanges. It is the world’s largest mining company measured by market value and the fourth largest company in Australia.

  • BHP Billiton shares are also available to buy through a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), giving investors the opportunity to buy into a global mining firm. The group remains one of the largest companies listed on the JSE by market capitalisation, which stands at more than R500 billion.

  • The group’s main operating focus is currently in coal, copper, iron ore,petroleum exploration and production, spread across the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. They also have vested interests in gold, titanium, ferroalloys and nickel. The company has operations in over 25 mineral rich countries.

BHP Billiton Shares Growth Driver

  • BHP Billiton relies on its geographical diversity, marketing strategy and identification of potential acquisitions in order to drive growth. Unfortunately, the company’s financial data has suffered heavily due to the collapse of commodity prices and under performing investments in the US oil industry. The live online stocks chart shows that BHP Billiton share price have taken a drastic fall. In the latest financial year, dividends were cut for the first time in the group’s history and huge financial losses were recorded.

  • The executive team has however outlined a strategy focused on creating value and growing cash returns for shareholders, believing that the group can create value in all market conditions due to its strong portfolio and financial capabilities. In terms of increasing productivity, gains of US$3.6 billion dollars are expected by the end of the 2017 financial year, in line with unit costs for all BHP Billiton’s major business decreasing by almost half. The group has identified several promising prospects for capital investments which could offer attractive medium-term growth options, whilst exploration activity is increasing to take advantage of falling costs.

  • The group has further identified opportunities to buy into at a number of their major assets which are expected to create significant value over time. Further operational productivity is forecast to stretch the capacity of existing operations in order to safely increase volumes at very low cost, and increase capital productivity.

BHP Billiton Group Investor Tip

  • BHP Billiton share price plunged to record lows in 2016. The company does however have unique, high-return growth opportunities within their portfolio, and their cash flows and disciplined capital management structure allowed them to progress these when the time is right.

  • The focus remains on businesses that generate the majority of earnings and those that increase the potential for further productivity gains and shareholder value. The company still presents an opportunity for investors to buy BHP Billiton shares at a low price. An upswing in commodity prices and effective implementation of recovery strategies could significantly strengthen BHP Billiton share price.

BHP Billiton Major Shareholders

PLC Nominees, Chase Nominees, State Street Nominees.
  • Sector


  • Industry

    Iron & Steel

  • Sub industry

    Steel Raw Material Suppliers

How to buy BHP Billiton Group Shares

  • BHP Billiton : How to buy BHP Billiton Group Shares Online

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