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Consensus recommendation

As of Jul 22, 2016, the consensus forecast amongst 19 polled investment analysts covering BHP Billiton Limited advises that the company will outperform the market. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts improved on Jul 15, 2016. The previous consensus forecast advised investors to hold their position in BHP Billiton Limited.
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In 2015, BHP Billiton Ltd reported a dividend of 1.24 USD, which represents a 2.48% increase over last year. The 18 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.31 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, a decrease of 74.68%.
Div growth (TTM)2.48%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Feb 22, 2016, BHP Billiton Limited reported semi annual 2016 earnings of 0.077 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 2 analysts following the company and under-performed last year's results for the same period by 92.32%.
Average growth rate-44.09%
BHP Billiton Limited reported annual 2015 earnings of 1.33 per share on Aug 25, 2015.
Average growth rate-20.56%
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Revenue history & estimates

BHP Billiton Limited reported semi annual 2016 revenues of 15.71bn. This missed the 16.51bn consensus estimate of the 2 analysts following the company. This was 47.45% below the prior year's period results.
Average growth rate-16.77%
BHP Billiton Limited had revenues for the full year 2015 of 52.27bn. This was 22.23% below the prior year's results.
Average growth rate-7.08%
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