Formed by the merger of Australia's Broken Hill Proprietary with South African miner Billiton, BHP Billiton is the model for a modern resources company. The company produces iron ore, copper, diamonds and aluminium, oil and natural gas, though it is base metals that remain the core of the business.
Bhp Billiton Plc Ord $0.50 is listed on the London Stock Exchange trading with ticker code BLT.L, and is part of the Mining sector. It has a market capitalisation of £8,373,904m, with approximately 5,324m shares in issue. Over the last year, Bhp Billiton Plc share price has been traded in a range of 489.1, hitting a high of 1,803.60, and a low of 1,314.50.
Bhp Billiton Plc, officially known as Bhp Billiton Plc Ord $0.50 was formed in May of 1996, making the company twenty three years old. The company filed its latest accounts on 30th June 2013, showing a turnover of approximately 41.20 billion GBX, and a pre-tax profit margin of 29.91%. Bhp Billiton Plc currently has 13 directors, and has had 37 previous directors over the last 23 years. In the last set of accounts produced by Kpmg Llp, the company showed 4.48 billion paid in salaries to the 46,892 staff (average wage of 95 thousand), with the directors receiving an average 235 thousand each. In the accounts filed in 2013, the company paid 3795602199 in dividends, or 0.7130 per share. These accounts also showed Bhp Billiton Plc to have a net worth of 40.71 billion, with 3.55 billion held in cash.
Bhp Billiton Plc is in the Mining sector.
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|Shares in Issue||5,324m|
|52 Week High||1,803.60|
|52 Week Low||1,314.50|