BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP), the world’s biggest miner, plans to boost production by around 10% a year for the coming 2 years, possibly counterbalancing lower prices that it anticipates for most of its products over the longer term.
BHP Billiton reported in the separate statement on Monday that it sold its Yeelirrie uranium deposit in Western Australia state to Cameco Corporation (USA) (NYSE:CCJ) in a US$430 million deal.
World’s biggest miner reported in the media release that the deal is subject to endorsement by the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board and the government of Western Australia.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) fell -0.93% to settle at $17.01, Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO) moved down -1.05% to end at $46.06 while BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (NYSE:BBL) decreased -0.83% to finish on Friday at $61.12.
BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) last session volume of 1.63 million shares was lower than its average volume of 2.60 million shares. The stock after opening at $68.27 hit high price of $69.20 and then closed at $68.80 by scoring -0.36%.
BHP generated revenue of 72.23 billion in the following twelve months and earned $15.42 billion. The Company showed a positive +21.50% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained +32.89%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 8.76%.
The BHP past twelve months price to sales ratio was 2.54and price to cash ratio remained 36.17. As far as the returns are concern, the BHP return on equity was recorded as 25.14% and increased 16.50% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 13.38%.
The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -0.41% which was maintained for the month at +6.04%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as +11.31% and for the year was -11.10% while the YTD performance remained at -1.21%.
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