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Market Cap

UK£106.9b

Last Updated

2021/05/07 00:52 UTC

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Executive Summary

Rio Tinto Group engages in exploring, mining, and processing mineral resources worldwide. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.


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Share Price & News

How has Rio Tinto Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: RIO is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: RIO's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.6%

RIO

5.7%

GB Metals and Mining

1.2%

GB Market


1 Year Return

73.9%

RIO

77.4%

GB Metals and Mining

25.5%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: RIO underperformed the UK Metals and Mining industry which returned 79.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RIO exceeded the UK Market which returned 26.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

RIOIndustryMarket
7 Day6.6%5.7%1.2%
30 Day12.8%12.4%3.3%
90 Day15.2%18.2%8.6%
1 Year86.5%73.9%86.3%77.4%31.0%25.5%
3 Year98.4%53.3%62.6%39.8%11.9%-1.0%
5 Year364.3%225.2%277.1%189.0%50.5%22.0%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Rio Tinto Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Rio Tinto Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

14.88x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: RIO (£64.77) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£53.27)

Significantly Below Fair Value: RIO is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: RIO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (14.9x) compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average (11.8x).

PE vs Market: RIO is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.9x) compared to the UK market (25.8x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: RIO's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RIO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average (2x).


Future Growth

How is Rio Tinto Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?

-9.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RIO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9.8% per year).

Earnings vs Market: RIO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: RIO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: RIO's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-3.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RIO's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.4% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: RIO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.7%).


Past Performance

How has Rio Tinto Group performed over the past 5 years?

26.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RIO has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: RIO's current net profit margins (21.9%) are higher than last year (18.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RIO has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 26.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: RIO's earnings growth over the past year (22%) is below its 5-year average (26.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: RIO earnings growth over the past year (22%) exceeded the Metals and Mining industry 18.4%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: RIO's Return on Equity (20%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is Rio Tinto Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RIO's short term assets ($20.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($11.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: RIO's short term assets ($20.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($33.9B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RIO's debt to equity ratio (24.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: RIO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 52.7% to 24.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RIO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (125.5%).

Interest Coverage: RIO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (63.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Rio Tinto Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

6.23%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RIO's dividend (6.23%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).

High Dividend: RIO's dividend (6.23%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.06%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: RIO's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: RIO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (77.2%), RIO's payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: RIO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (64.2% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

0.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jakob Stausholm (52 yo)

0.33

Tenure

US$3,274,000

Compensation

Mr. Jakob Stausholm, MS Economics, serves as Executive Director at Rio Tinto, Rio Tinto Ltd, Rio Tinto plc. since September 3, 2018. He serves as Chief Executive Officer at Rio Tinto, Rio Tinto Ltd, Rio Ti...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jakob's total compensation ($USD3.27M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.60M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jakob's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: RIO's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: RIO's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: RIO insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Rio Tinto Group's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Rio Tinto Group
  • Ticker: RIO
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1873
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: UK£106.885b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.62b
  • Website: https://www.riotinto.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Rio Tinto Group
  • 6 St James’s Square
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SW1Y 4AD
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Biography

Rio Tinto Group engages in exploring, mining, and processing mineral resources worldwide. The company offers aluminum, copper, diamonds, gold, borates, titanium dioxide, salt, iron ore, and uranium. It als...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/07 00:52
End of Day Share Price2021/05/06 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.