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Consensus recommendation

As of Sep 23, 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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Dividends

In 2016, BHP Billiton PLC reported a dividend of 0.30 USD, which represents a 75.81% decrease from last year. The 20 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.40 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 32.33%.
Div growth (TTM)-75.81%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Aug 16, 2016, BHP Billiton plc reported semi annual 2016 earnings of 0.15 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 3 analysts following the company and under-performed last year's results for the same period by 54.55%.
Average growth rate-15.23%
BHP Billiton plc reported annual 2016 earnings of 0.23 per share on Aug 16, 2016.
Average growth rate-36.76%
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Revenue history & estimates

BHP Billiton plc reported semi annual 2016 revenues of 15.20bn. This missed the 15.59bn consensus estimate of the 3 analysts following the company. This was 32.04% below the prior year's period results.
Average growth rate-17.08%
BHP Billiton plc 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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