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Consensus recommendation

As of Jul 22, 2016, the consensus forecast amongst 25 polled investment analysts covering BHP Billiton plc advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts deteriorated on Oct 21, 2015. The previous consensus forecast advised that BHP Billiton plc would outperform the market.
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In 2015, BHP Billiton PLC reported a dividend of 1.24 USD, which represents a 2.48% increase over last year. The 23 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.32 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, a decrease of 73.87%.
Div growth (TTM)2.48%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Feb 23, 2016, BHP Billiton plc reported semi annual 2016 earnings of 0.08 per share. This result exceeded the 0.01 consensus of the 4 analysts covering the company and under-performed last year's results for the same period by 92.00%.
Average growth rate-43.95%
BHP Billiton plc reported annual 2015 earnings of 1.33 per share on Aug 25, 2015.
The next earnings announcement from BHP Billiton plc is expected the week of Aug 15, 2016.
Average growth rate-20.58%
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Revenue history & estimates

BHP Billiton plc reported semi annual 2016 revenues of 15.71bn. This missed the 15.94bn consensus estimate of the 5 analysts following the company. This was 47.45% below the prior year's period results.
Average growth rate-16.77%
BHP Billiton plc 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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