BHP Billiton Plc Case Study

BHP Billiton Plc
A look at the short and long term financial strategy of BHP Billiton Plc.
# 147644 | 1,946 words | 12 sources | APA | 2010 | KE
Published on May 29, 2011 in Business (Companies)

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This paper examines how BHP Billiton Plc is one of the leading diversified resources group in the world that engages in mineral exploration and production. In particular, the paper discusses how BHP Billiton's main financial objective is to create long-term shareholder value by discovering, developing and converting natural resources, and providing modern customer solutions that are market-focused.

Background Information on the Company
Sources of Short and Long Term Business Finance
Growth Projects
Alternative Methods of Planning and Control
Implementation of a Financial Policy
Flexible Budgeting
Assessment of BHP Billiton Performance from a Financial and Global Business Perspective

From the Paper:

"The company has been successful in creating value; its shareholders have realized and continue to realize a superior return on their investment, and its customers and suppliers benefit greatly from their business relationships. During the financial year ended June 30, 2010, BHP Billiton realized an annual production volume of 158.56 million barrels of oil equivalent (CorporateInformation, 2010). It also produced 1.2 million tons of aluminum, 13.9 million tons of bauxite and 3.8 million tons of alumina. During the same financial year, the company had a market capitalization of approximately US$225 billion. A revenue of US$60.5 billion, profit from operations of US$26.1 billion, net profit attributable to shareholders of US$17.4 billion and net operating cash flow of US$20.2 billion was reported that year."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ARIC. (2008). BHP Institute of Railway Technology. Australian Railway Industry Corporation: [Accessed January 8, 2011]
  • Atrill, P. (2008). Financial management for decision makers (5, illustrated ed.). FT Prentice Hall.
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  • Bartlett, C., & Ghoshal, S. (2002). Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution (2, illustrated, reprint ed.). Harvard Business Press.
  • BHP Billiton. (2008). Business Review 2008. BHP Billiton [pdf]: Available at: [Accessed January 8, 2011]

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