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The head of BHP Billiton satisfied with the results of the financial year

20 september 2012

BHP Billiton’ CEO Marius Kloppers is satisfied with the good results of this leading mining group in fiscal 2012 despite the global financial crisis, according to a press release from BHP.
“I am pleased to report that BHP Billiton performed well this past financial year. BHP Billiton’s underlying EBIT margin remained at a robust 39 per cent, despite weakness in commodity markets and industry-wide cost pressures. These results were underpinned by the execution of our diversified strategy,” BHP’ press-service has quoted Kloppers.
According to him, during this financial year BHP’s progressive dividend increased to 112 US cents per share. Over the last 10 years the group has returned approximately US$54 billion to shareholders through dividends and share buy-backs.
As at 30 June 2012, BHP’s market capitalisation was of approximately US$160.6 billion and for FY2012, it reported net operating cash flow of US$24.4 billion, revenue of US$72.2 billion and profit attributable to shareholders of US$15.4 billion.
In the nearest respective Kloppers is awaiting the demand’ growth from emerging economies.
BHP was incorporated in 1885. A global natural resources company, BHP engaged in the discovery, development, production and marketing of iron ore, coal, copper, oil and gas, diamonds, silver, lead, zinc and a range of other natural resources.
BHP was also a market leader in value-added flat steel products.
BHP comprised three main operating businesses — minerals, petroleum and steel. These commodity streams were supported by a transport and logistics business, a corporate services group, and functional groups for finance, strategy and legal.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, BHP employed around 125,000 employees worldwide including contractors.

Alex Shishlo, Editor in Chief of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished