BHP surges on oil, copper

Original article by Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 21-Feb-18

BHP Billiton has posted a 2017-18 interim underlying net profit of $US4.05bn ($A5.11bn). Although the result was 25 per cent higher than previously, it was below the consensus forecast of analysts. BHP’s statutory profit of $US2.02bn was down 37 per cent, due primarily to exceptional item associated with the Trump administration’s company tax cuts. Revenue exceeded market expectations at $US21.78bn, an increase of 21 per cent, and the interim dividend has risen from $US0.40 per share to $US0.55.

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BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, CITIGROUP PTY LTD

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