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Consensus recommendation

As of Apr 21, 2017, 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 84.83% decrease from last year. The 18 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.92 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 207.90%.
Div growth (TTM)-84.83%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Feb 21, 2017, BHP Billiton Limited reported semi annual 2017 earnings of 0.608 per share. This result under-performed the 0.66 consensus expectations of the 3 analysts following the company but exceeded last year's results for the same period by 0.531.
Average growth rate+63.75%
BHP Billiton Limited reported annual 2016 earnings of 0.228 per share on Aug 16, 2016.
The next earnings announcement from BHP Billiton Limited is expected the week of Aug 21, 2017.
Average growth rate-36.74%
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Revenue history & estimates

BHP Billiton Limited reported semi annual 2017 revenues of 18.80bn. This bettered the 18.67bn consensus of the 3 analysts covering the company. This was 19.63% above the prior year's period results.
Average growth rate-8.64%
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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