Original article by Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 19 : 1-Aug-19
Macquarie Group forecasts that Rio Tinto will report after-tax earnings of $US5.7bn for the first half of 2019, and EBITDA of $US10.9bn. The investment bank adds that iron ore is likely to account for more than 80 per cent of Rio Tinto’s earnings for the half-year, following a strong rise in the price of the steel input. Macquarie analysts also expect Rio Tinto to announce an interim dividend of $US1.76 per share, which is in line with the consensus forecast of about $US1.78 per share. Some analysts suggest that a special dividend is also possible.
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