Rio Tinto

Public consensus   -   Last updated 01/02/21

Reporting currency: USD
Reporting unit: Millions
FY21
CONSENSUS
01/02/21
FY22
CONSENSUS
01/02/21
Principal Commodities (RIO share of production)
Alumina ('000 t)
8,024
8,058
Aluminium ('000 t)
3,224
3,213
Bauxite ('000 t)
57,520
58,025
Borates ('000 t)
504
508
Copper - mined ('000 t)
532
573
Copper - refined ('000 t)
226
244
Diamonds ('000 cts)
3,663
3,365
Pilbara - production ('000 t) (100% basis)
333,705
342,143
Pilbara - shipments ('000 t) (100% basis)
332,508
341,528
IOC iron ore pellets and concentrate ('000t) (Rio Tinto share)
11,300
11,844
Titanium dioxide feedstock ('000 t)
1,189
1,272
Uranium ('000 lbs)
773
219
Other Metals & Minerals
Gold - mined ('000 ozs)
378
320
Gold - refined ('000 ozs)
193
181
Gross Sales Revenue (US$m)
Iron Ore
29,077
23,987
Aluminium
10,673
10,653
Copper
6,404
6,158
Minerals
5,135
4,929
Other Operations
398
386
Intersegmental transactions
(21)
(21)
Product Group Revenue
51,596
46,025
EBITDA (US$m)
Iron Ore
20,502
15,538
Aluminium
2,540
2,480
Copper
3,396
3,099
Minerals
1,956
1,683
Other Operations
85
78
Intersegmental Transactions
(5)
(5)
Product Group EBITDA
28,461
22,862
Other Items
(1,422)
(1,304)
Exploration & evaluation
(274)
(253)
Underlying EBITDA
26,851
21,384
Underlying Earnings (US$m)
Iron Ore
12,639
9,197
Aluminium
906
862
Copper
1,303
1,070
Minerals
768
653
Other Operations
(149)
(140)
Intersegmental transactions
(5)
(5)
Product Group Earnings
15,512
11,683
Other items
(563)
(519)
Exploration & Evaluation
(282)
(281)
Net Interest
(242)
(209)
Underlying Earnings
14,514
10,760
Other Financial Information
Total dividends per share US$
5.94
4.26
Additional Share buy-back announced US$m
657
-
Underlying Earnings Per Share
9.07
6.73
Number of Shares in issue - RT Plc (millions) - average during period
1,270
1,270
Number of Shares in issue - RT Ltd (millions) - average during period
371
371
Net Debt
74
(594)
Net Cash generated from operating activities
19,749
16,117
Capital Expenditure
(6,852)
(6,664)
Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
0.15
0.21
Free cash flow
13,201
9,723
Pilbara C1 unit cost
15.73
15.81
Net Present Value of Assets (US$m)
Iron Ore
70,953
78,110
Aluminium
17,897
20,235
Copper
13,974
16,472
Minerals
6,344
6,701
Other Operations
(7,715)
(5,513)
Total Rio Tinto Group
102,224
115,360
Key Assumptions (US$/tonne unless specified)
Australia/USA exchange rate (1 AUD / USD)
0.75
0.76
Australia/USA exchange rate (1 AUD / USD) - Long term
0.74
0.74
Canadian/USA exchange rate (1CAD / USD)
0.78
0.78
Canadian/USA exchange rate (1CAD / USD) - Long Term
0.77
0.77
Aluminium (US cents per pound)
88.11
86.10
Aluminium (US cents per pound) - Long term (real)
92.18
92.18
Copper (US cents per pound) - Current Year
347.25
329.59
Copper (US cents per pound) - Long term (real)
306.95
306.95
Iron Ore Fines (FOB ex AUS to Asia) - Current Year
106.12
83.04
Iron Ore Fines (FOB ex AUS to Asia) -Long term (real)
58.74
58.74
Iron Ore Fines (CFR) - Current Year
117.74
94.31
Iron Ore Fines (CFR) - Long term (real)
64.34
64.34

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