Rio Tinto plc (RTP) versus BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Head to Head Contrast
Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RTP) and BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
3.0% of BHP Billiton Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of BHP Billiton Limited shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Rio Tinto plc and BHP Billiton Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Rio Tinto plc||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|BHP Billiton Limited||$38.67 billion||2.90||$19.24 billion||N/A||N/A|
BHP Billiton Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Rio Tinto plc.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Rio Tinto plc and BHP Billiton Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Rio Tinto plc||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|BHP Billiton Limited||5||5||5||0||2.00|
BHP Billiton Limited has a consensus price target of $34.61, indicating a potential downside of 17.99%.
This table compares Rio Tinto plc and BHP Billiton Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Rio Tinto plc||17.01%||16.16%||7.28%|
|BHP Billiton Limited||N/A||N/A||N/A|
BHP Billiton Limited pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Rio Tinto plc does not pay a dividend.
BHP Billiton Limited beats Rio Tinto plc on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Rio Tinto plc
Rio Tinto plc is a mining and metals company. The Company’s business is finding, mining and processing mineral resources. The Company’s segments include Iron Ore, Aluminium, Copper & Diamonds, Energy & Minerals and Other Operations. The Company operates an iron ore business, supplying the global seaborne iron ore trade. Its Iron Ore product operations are located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Aluminium business includes bauxite mines, alumina refineries and aluminum smelters. Its bauxite mines are located in Australia, Brazil and Guinea. The Copper & Diamonds segment has managed operations in Australia, Canada, Mongolia and the United States, and non-managed operations in Chile and Indonesia. The Energy & Minerals segment consists of mining, refining and marketing operations in over 10 countries, across six sectors: borates, coal, iron ore concentrate and pellets, salt, titanium dioxide and uranium.
About BHP Billiton Limited
BHP Billiton Limited is a global resources company. The Company is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. Its segments include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal. The Petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas. The Copper segment is engaged in mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium and gold. The Iron Ore segment is engaged in mining of iron ore. The Coal segment is engaged in mining of metallurgical coal and thermal (energy) coal. Its businesses include Minerals Australia, Minerals Americas, Petroleum and Marketing. The Company extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas from its production operations located primarily in Australia and the Americas. The Company manages product distribution through its global logistics chain, including freight and pipeline transportation. Its businesses include Minerals Australia, Minerals Americas, Petroleum and Marketing.
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