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Consensus recommendation

As of Aug 26, 2016, the consensus forecast amongst 20 polled investment analysts covering BHP Billiton Limited advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts deteriorated on Aug 17, 2016. The previous consensus forecast advised that BHP Billiton Limited would outperform the market.
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Dividends

In 2016, BHP Billiton Ltd reported a dividend of 0.30 USD, which represents a 75.81% decrease from last year. The 18 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.34 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 11.67%.
Div growth (TTM)-75.81%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Aug 16, 2016, BHP Billiton Limited reported semi annual 2016 earnings of 0.151 per share. This result under-performed the 0.21 consensus expectations of the 2 analysts following the company but under-performed last year's results for the same period by 54.24%.
Average growth rate-13.37%
BHP Billiton Limited reported annual 2016 earnings of 0.228 per share on Aug 16, 2016.
Average growth rate-36.74%
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Revenue history & estimates

BHP Billiton Limited reported semi annual 2016 revenues of 15.20bn. This missed the 15.83bn consensus estimate of the 2 analysts following the company. This was 32.04% below the prior year's period results.
Average growth rate-17.08%
BHP Billiton Limited had revenues for the full year 2016 of 30.91bn. This was 40.86% below the prior year's results.
Average growth rate-17.47%
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