Virus fears cloud BHP outlook

Original article by Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 17 & 22 : 19-Feb-20

BHP has posted a 2019-20 interim net profit of $US4.87bn ($7.29bn), which is 29 per cent higher than previously. Underlying EBITDA rose by 15 per cent to $US12.1bn, with a rise in the price of iron and copper boosting this figure by $US1.5bn. CEO Mike Henry says the coronavirus has had a limited impact on BHP to date, but he warns that commodity exports may be affected if the outbreak is not contained by the end of March. Shareholders will receive a record half-year dividend of $US0.65 per share.


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