South 32 Limited. JSE: S32

South32 shares

Background of South32

  • In May 2015, South32 successfully demerged from BHP Billiton and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the London Stock Exchange.

  • South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company with high-quality and well maintained operations mining and producing bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc in Australia, South Africa and South America.

  • The roots of South32 are in the Southern Hemisphere, with a head office in Perth and regional hubs in Perth and Johannesburg. Management of South32 Marketing is based in Singapore, with offices in London to support customers in Europe, the Middle East and Atlantic regions and in South Africa and Australia to service their domestic customers. South32’s stance as a producer, refiner and marketer of commodities allows it to minimise costs and maximise returnsacross the supply chain. A fully integrated marketing function allows the group to deliver a differentiated sales proposition to its customers relative to other producers and enables South32 to optimise its supply chain to meet customer needs.

  • The company’s portfolio includes assets with a strong and successful history, which have been working in Africa for 78 years, Australia for 80 years and South America for 25 years.

South32 Shares Growth Driver

  • South32’s strategy is to buy into high quality metals and mining operations with proven track records. South32 aims to maintain financial discipline and optimise its portfolio to deliver sector leading shareholder returns and a rising South32 share price. Shared value drives the company’s decision-making process, which is implemented by directors with decades of experience in resources, finance and corporate governance. In August 2015, the company’s first annual report showed marginal profits: an impressive feat in a sector which has been severely impacted by stuttering commodity prices worldwide.

  • In line with the difficult trade conditions, the company is planning to reduce controllable costs by US$350 million per annum or more and reduce capital expenditure by 9%.

  • South32’s asset base is fortunately well capitalized, having received significant investor buy in. The group is seeking to optimise the performance of its existing assets, without venturing too much into new acquisitions at this stage. South32’s geographic, commodity and technical diversity are viewed as advantages which will shield it from further drops in commodities.

South32 Group Investor Tip

  • Prudent management has seen South32 managing to control and streamline costs, with the live online stocks chart showing that South32 share price has performed better than most other stocks in the sector. The mining sector is currently a very risky market to buy into, but investors who do so may consider South32 shares a viable option, based on the company’s strong industry experience and impressive performance in its first listed year.

  • Polled investment analysts are advising investors to hold their position in the company while commodity prices make a turnaround. The company is still trying to negotiate the strong trade winds by developing a more streamlined business model, so there is still some uncertainty as to the future for those who buy South32 shares.

South32 Major Shareholders

  • Sector


  • Industry

    Metals & Mining

  • Sub industry

    Base Metals

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