Rio Tinto

Public consensus   -   Last updated 05/05/20

Contributors 19

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Exane BNP Paribas
  • Goldman Sachs Australia
  • Investec
  • JP Morgan Cazenove
  • Liberum Capital
  • Macquarie
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morgans
  • Oddo-BHF
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • SBG Securities (Pty) Ltd
  • Societe Generale
  • UBS
Reporting currency: USD
Reporting unit: Millions
 
NO. OF
FORECASTS
FY20
CONSENSUS
05/05/20
FY20
MIN
FY20
MAX
Principal Commodities (RIO share of production)
Alumina ('000 t)
19
7,877
7,260
8,174
Aluminium ('000 t)
19
3,151
2,871
3,248
Bauxite ('000 t)
19
56,127
49,387
58,302
Borates ('000 t)
18
510
477
534
Copper - mined ('000 t)
19
504
485
519
Copper - refined ('000 t)
18
191
173
224
Diamonds ('000 cts)
19
12,784
9,570
18,285
Pilbara - production ('000 t) (100% basis)
19
330,706
306,072
349,900
Pilbara - shipments ('000 t) (100% basis)
19
327,790
306,072
341,854
IOC iron ore pellets and concentrate ('000t) (Rio Tinto share)
18
11,003
9,001
11,744
Titanium dioxide feedstock ('000 t)
18
1,199
1,000
1,557
Uranium ('000 lbs)
19
2,603
1,379
5,092
Other Metals & Minerals
Gold - mined ('000 ozs)
18
298
201
484
Gold - refined ('000 ozs)
15
171
141
206
Gross Sales Revenue (US$m)
Iron Ore
19
20,793
18,651
23,109
Aluminium
19
9,445
8,172
10,561
Copper and Diamonds
19
4,529
3,999
5,196
Energy and Minerals
19
4,731
2,410
5,641
Other Operations
16
113
(32)
1,701
Intersegmental transactions
17
(15)
(80)
-
Product Group Revenue
19
39,579
35,237
42,043
EBITDA (US$m)
Iron Ore
19
13,737
10,932
15,800
Aluminium
19
1,808
(154)
3,511
Copper and Diamonds
19
1,262
483
2,131
Energy and Minerals
19
1,553
837
2,317
Other Operations
16
(54)
(230)
78
Intersegmental Transactions
12
1
-
10
Product Group EBITDA
19
18,315
15,235
20,919
Other Items
17
(695)
(1,240)
(317)
Exploration & evaluation
16
(275)
(450)
(150)
Underlying EBITDA
19
17,461
14,285
20,019
Underlying Earnings (US$m)
Iron Ore
19
8,116
6,834
9,635
Aluminium
19
425
(398)
1,595
Copper and Diamonds
19
71
(406)
1,136
Energy and Minerals
19
597
247
964
Other Operations
15
(134)
(803)
-
Intersegmental transactions
11
(47)
(509)
-
Product Group Earnings
19
9,077
7,074
10,929
Other items
18
(443)
(1,078)
42
Exploration & Evaluation
15
(250)
(600)
(100)
Net Interest
18
(311)
(664)
-
Underlying Earnings
19
8,165
5,946
9,912
Other Financial Information
Dividends per share US$
19
3.02
1.83
4.17
Additional Share buy-back announced US$m
17
80
-
200
Underlying Earnings Per Share
19
4.93
3.66
6.11
Number of Shares in issue - RT Plc (millions) - average during period
17
1,291
1,208
1,630
Number of Shares in issue - RT Ltd (millions) - average during period
15
372
371
383
Net Debt
19
4,151
732
7,568
Net Cash generated from operating activities
19
12,631
9,982
14,996
Capital Expenditure
19
(5,710)
(6,965)
(5,199)
Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
18
0.09
0.07
0.10
Net Present Value of Assets (US$m)
Iron Ore
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Aluminium
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Copper & Diamonds
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Energy & Minerals
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Other Operations
2
-
-
-
Total Rio Tinto Group
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Key Assumptions (US$/tonne unless specified)
Australia/USA exchange rate (1 AUD / USD)
19
0.64
0.60
0.67
Australia/USA exchange rate (1 AUD / USD) - Long term
15
0.72
0.67
0.75
Canadian/USA exchange rate (1CAD / USD)
19
0.72
0.67
0.77
Canadian/USA exchange rate (1CAD / USD) - Long Term
15
0.78
0.71
0.85
Aluminium (US cents per pound)
19
74.58
70.70
80.00
Aluminium (US cents per pound) - Long term (real)
15
93.99
83.19
130.00
Copper (US cents per pound) - Current Year
19
240.21
221.46
267.68
Copper (US cents per pound) - Long term (real)
15
304.38
267.08
380.65
Iron Ore Fines (FOB ex AUS to Asia) - Current Year
18
74.64
61.84
95.15
Iron Ore Fines (FOB ex AUS to Asia) -Long term (real)
14
55.76
43.21
69.50
Iron Ore Fines (CFR) - Current Year
16
80.76
74.74
88.01
Iron Ore Fines (CFR) - Long term (real)
13
62.68
50.00
75.01

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