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BHP Billiton Ltd. Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
Excellent market position Substantial portfolio diversification, with long-life reserves Low-cost, competitive operating profile Conservative financial policies Solid project pipeline Exposure to volatile commodity prices Measured exposure to higher-risk emerging markets The ratings on diversified resources company BHP Billiton (incorporating BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHP Billiton PLC) reflect our view of the Australia-based company's excellent market position, substantial portfolio diversification, low-cost operations, conservative financial policies, and solid project pipeline. Partly offsetting these are the company's exposure to volatile commodity prices and some exposure to higher-risk emerging markets. BHP Billiton is the world's largest diversified resources company, based on sales turnover and market capitalization. BHP Billiton reported record financial results in year ended June 30, 2011. The company's revenue increased by 35.9%...
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