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Montag, 18. Januar 2016

Analysten zweifeln Dividenden-Belastbarkeit von BHP Billiton und Rio Tinto an

Wie erwartet gehen mehr und mehr Analysten von einer Dividenden-Kürzung bei den zwei größten Minenkonzernen der Welt aus, die wegen der historischen Rohstoffbaisse massiv unter Druck stehen..

Analysts doubt resilience of BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto dividends

IAN MCGUGAN - MINING REPORTER - The Globe and Mail - Published Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Two giants of the global mining industry, already beset by plummeting metal prices, now face a new challenge – preparing their shareholders for sharply lower dividends.

BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto PLC have both said in the past that they are committed to the payouts, but most observers doubt that sticking to the dividends is practical in today’s bleak environment for commodity producers.

At their current share prices in London, BHP’s dividend works out to a yield of more than 14 per cent, while Rio’s is equivalent to a payout of nearly 10 per cent.

Those are remarkably high yields for companies with investment-grade credit ratings and reflect the degree to which the share prices of the two miners have faded since the height of the commodity boom. The losses show no signs of letting up: BHP’s stock declined 19 per cent in the first two weeks of this year, while Rio’s is off 17 per cent..

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