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Form 6-K

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UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

May 15, 2018

 

 

 

BHP BILLITON LIMITED   BHP BILLITON PLC
(ABN 49 004 028 077)   (REG. NO. 3196209)
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Date   15 May 2018
Release Number   06/18

BHP delivering value and returns

BHP Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mackenzie, today said the continued successful delivery of the Company’s roadmap to grow long-term shareholder value, together with stronger commodity prices, has underpinned a significant increase in return on capital employed and delivered a 30 per cent increase in BHP’s base value1 over the past two years.

Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Metals, Mining & Steel Conference in Florida, Mr Mackenzie said: “We have maximised operating cash flow as we have lowered costs through productivity; we have been disciplined and transparent in capital allocation; and we have identified new options to increase value and returns.”

Mr Mackenzie said over the past two years, through six key value drivers, BHP has:

 

    Reduced unit costs by more than 15 per cent;

 

    Accelerated our technology and innovation program;

 

    Progressed five high-return, latent capacity projects;

 

    Sanctioned two major projects in copper and oil;

 

    Made discoveries at four petroleum exploration prospects; and

 

    Improved the performance of our Onshore US acreage in preparation for exit into a supportive price environment.

“Alongside this, we have reduced net debt by over US$10 billion, returned US$8 billion to shareholders and, crucially, replenished our pipeline with new opportunities.

“This pipeline has the potential to add a further 40 per cent to the value of BHP, subject to our strict capital allocation processes.”

 

1  Base value reflects planning forecasts (at consensus prices) before the addition of a broad suite of upside opportunities.

 

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Looking ahead, Mr Mackenzie said BHP:

 

    Continues to target a further US$2 billion in productivity gains by the end of the 2019 financial year, on top of the more than US$12 billion achieved since 2012;

 

    Would leverage its scale and simplicity to capitalise on the benefits of new technology to reinforce our position in safety and productivity and deliver a step-change in company performance;

 

    Has renewed its suite of latent capacity opportunities which have the potential to generate average returns in excess of 100 per cent;

 

    Continues to enhance its pipeline of future options, diversified across commodities and timeframes, which have an unrisked value of more than US$15 billion and the potential to deliver average returns of 17 per cent;

 

    Would continue to push its ongoing exploration program, focused on copper and petroleum, in line with favourable outlooks for these commodities; and

 

    Is making good progress with the exit from its Onshore US business, with the quality of acreage, higher oil prices, a lower US corporate tax rate and positive results from recent well trials all contributing to encouraging interest from potential bidders.

“BHP is set-up for future success. We have a simple, unique portfolio of the very best assets, diversified across attractive commodities.

“Our relentless pursuit of productivity, aided by a more agile and connected culture, will make sure we realise the full potential of our assets and capitalise on strong prices. On top of this, we have built an attractive suite of opportunities to drive further improvement. But, as always, we will remain disciplined in the allocation of capital with all investments weighed against cash returns to shareholders.

“Our path is deliberate, and we remain firm in our resolve to increase value and returns.”

An audio-webcast of the presentation will be made available at: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/baml/metalsmining2018/id57103254932.cfm

Further information on BHP can be found at: bhp.com

 

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Disciplined
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value and
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Forward-looking statements
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divestment of certain operations or facilities (including associated costs); anticipated production or construction commencement dates; capital costs and scheduling; productivity gains; cost reductions; operating costs and shortages of materials and
skilled employees; anticipated productive lives of projects, mines and facilities; provisions and contingent liabilities; tax and regulatory developments.
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expectations concerning the results of operations or financial condition, or provide other forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are not guarantees or predictions of future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control, and which may cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed in the statements contained in this presentation. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
For example, future revenues from our operations, projects or mines described in this presentation will be based, in part, upon the market price of the minerals, metals or petroleum produced, which may vary significantly from current levels. These
variations, if materially adverse, may affect the timing or the feasibility of the development of a particular project, the expansion of certain facilities or mines, or the continuation of existing operations.
Other factors that may affect the actual construction or production commencement dates, costs or production output and anticipated lives of operations, mines or facilities include our ability to profitably produce and transport the minerals, petroleum
and/or metals extracted to applicable markets; the impact of foreign currency exchange rates on the market prices of the minerals, petroleum or metals we produce; activities of government authorities in some of the countries where we are exploring
or developing these projects, facilities or mines, including increases in taxes, changes in environmental and other regulations and political uncertainty; labour unrest; and other factors identified in the risk factors discussed in BHP’s filings with the US
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Except as required by applicable regulations or by law, the Group does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events.
Past performance cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance.
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profit, Underlying EBITDA (all references to EBITDA refer to Underlying EBITDA), Underlying EBIT, Adjusted effective tax rate, Controllable cash costs, Free cash flow, Gearing ratio, Net debt, Net operating assets, Operating assets free cash flow,
Principal factors that affect Underlying EBITDA, Underlying basic earnings/(loss) per share, Underlying EBITDA margin and Underlying return on capital employed (ROCE) (all references to return on capital employed refer to Underlying return on
capital employed), Underlying return on invested capital (ROIC). These measures are used internally by management to assess the performance of our business and segments, make decisions on the allocation of our resources and assess
operational management. Non-IFRS and other measures have not been subject to audit or review and should not be considered as an indication of or alternative to an IFRS measure of profitability, financial performance or liquidity.
Presentation of data
Base value reflects the current planning forecasts before the addition of a broad suite of upside opportunities. Some of these remain subject to receipt of internal and third party approvals. Unless specified otherwise: value represents BHP share of
risked discounted cash flows at consensus prices; copper equivalent production based on 2017 financial year average realised prices (as published in BHP’s Results for the year ended 30 June 2017 on 22 August 2017); data from subsidiaries are
shown on a 100 per cent basis and data from equity accounted investments and other operations are presented reflecting BHP’s share; medium term refers to our five year plan. Queensland Coal comprises the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)
asset, jointly operated with Mitsubishi, and the BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC) asset, operated by BHP. Numbers presented may not add up precisely to the totals provided due to rounding. References to disciplined supply refer to lower levels of
investment across the industry. All footnote content contained on slide 18.
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In this presentation, the terms ‘BHP’, ‘Group’, ‘BHP Group’, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ and ‘ourselves’ are used to refer to BHP Billiton Limited, BHP Billiton Plc and, except where the context otherwise requires, their respective subsidiaries as defined in note 28
‘Subsidiaries’ in section 5.1 of BHP’s Annual Report on Form 20-F and in note 13 ‘Related undertaking of the Group’ in section 5.2 of BHP’s Annual Report on Form 20-F.
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Key messages
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Constructive outlook
strong demand; disciplined supply1
US$2 bn productivity
gains targeted by end FY19
Maximise cash flow
Net debt in target range
of US$10-15 bn
<US$8 bn p.a. to FY20
capital and exploration guidance
Capital discipline
~20% ROCE
targeted by FY22e2,3
Up to 40% upside
potential in base value4
Value and returns
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Value and returns are at the centre of everything we do
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Simple portfolio Distinctive enablers
Shareholder
value and
returns
Tier 1 upstream assets
Diversified commodities
Capital Allocation Framework
and balance sheet strength
Attractive geographies
Valuable options
Technology and
globalised systems
Safety, productivity and
operational excellence
Charter Values and
culture of connectivity
Licence to
operate
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0
5
10
15
FY16 FY17 FY18e
FY17 average realised prices Actual/forecast
Our plans are delivering
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Returns
(ROCE2, nominal %)
0
50
100
150
FY16 plan FY17 plan FY18 plan
FY17 average realised prices Consensus prices
Base value4,5
(Index, FY16=100)
30% increase
Note: Base value reflects the current planning forecasts before the addition of a broad suite of upside opportunities.
~14%
2.4%


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We have built base value over the last two years
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Latent capacity
5
Projects sanctioned
at average returns7 of ~60%
Cost efficiencies Technology
>15%
Unit cost reduction6
FuEtxuprelo orapttiioonns
2
Projects sanctioned;
Mad Dog 2, Spence Growth Option
Exploration Onshore US
3
New IROCs implemented or in progress
at our operated Minerals assets
4
Conventional petroleum discoveries;
Caicos, Wildling, LeClerc, Ruby;
successful Trion bid
Exit
For value and to increase returns;
supportive environment, encouraging
bidder interest


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Future opportunities offer further upside
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FuEtxuprelo orapttiioonns Exploration
Technology Latent capacity
Onshore US
Cost efficiencies
US$2 bn
Productivity gains targeted by end FY19
Fully integrated
And highly automated from
resource to market by 2025
>100%
Average returns from our
replenished suite of options
US$15 bn
Unrisked value of Petroleum exploration
and appraisal program10
~17%
Average returns from our
longer term opportunities9
End CY18
Target for announced transactions
Existing suite of options offers potential for a further 40%8 risked upside to base value


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Capital discipline, debt reduction and shareholder returns
8
Buy-backs
Acquisitions/
divestments
Maximise returns and value
Debt
reduction
Organic
development
Operating
productivity
Capital
productivity
Net operating cash flow
Maintenance capital
Strong balance sheet
Minimum 50% payout ratio dividend
Excess cash flow
Additional
dividends
Our capital allocation framework provides rigour and discipline to all capital decisions
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Cost efficiencies – focused on further gains
15 May 2018 9
Productivity gains of US$2 billion targeted by end FY19
Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive Officer
Optimised mine planning
Equipment/plant utilisation
Execution of technology initiatives
Pre-strip productivity
Equipment utilisation via IROC
Optimised mine planning
Medium term11
<US$13/t
Medium term11
~US$57/t
WAIO
Queensland Coal
Organisational redesign post shale
Advanced seismic imaging
Maintenance standardisation
Medium term11
<US$13/boe
Conventional
Three-concentrator productivity
Increased fleet run time
Maintenance strategy optimisation
Medium term11
<US$1.15/lb
Escondida
Cost efficiencies Technology Latent capacity Future options Exploration Onshore US


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Collision avoidance
Equipment automation
System integration across value chain
Robotics process automation
Machine learning analytics
Chemical extraction
Heap leaching
Benchmark projects
To drive leadership in safety and productivity
Technology – improves safety, costs and unlocks resource
10
Proving grounds to trial and de-risk solutions in real conditions
Mine
autonomy
Safety and productivity Accelerate high-value initiatives
Precision
mining
Decision
automation
Coal: dynamic
supply chain
optimisation tools
Olympic Dam:
heap leach
program
progressing
Escondida: sensor
technologies to
extraction process
Fully integrated and highly automated from resource to market by 2025
Integrate and automate the value chain to unlock resource and drive a step change in safety, volume and cost
Future value
High value innovation to drive competitive advantage
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Cost efficiencies Technology Latent capacity Future options Exploration Onshore US
WAIO: acceleration
of mine automation
underway


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Options IRR9
(%)
Risk12
(1-5)
Timing13 Capex
(US$m)
Description
WAIO
Debottlenecking
>100 • <2 years <250
Supply chain debottlenecking initiatives at the port and rail, and releasing latent
capacity at Jimblebar to increase production to 290 Mtpa
Escondida
EWS Expansion
>50 •• <2 years ~500
Expansion of desalination plant to reduce groundwater usage and maximise
concentrator throughput
Escondida
Debottlenecking
>100 •• various >500
Concentrator debottlenecking, sulphide leach reprocessing of ripios, truck and
shovel fleet upgrades
Spence
Ripios processing
~60 •• 2-5 years 250-500 Reprocessing of ripios dumped since the beginning of the Spence operations
Queensland Coal
Latent capacity
>100 • >5 years >500
Investing in stripping capacity and pipeline of productivity initiatives to shift the
bottleneck towards the coal handling plants
Olympic Dam
Material handling system
~20 • >5 years ~500
Enabling project for BFX, extending materials handling system (MHS) into
Southern Mine Area
Spence
Debottlenecking
>15 ••• >5 years >500
Processing lower grade hypogene material with increased recoveries, concentrator
debottlenecking, in-pit semi mobile ore conveying
Average/aggregate >100 ~US$4 bn Up to ~2 Mt of incremental Cu eq. capacity with ~US$16 bn unrisked NPV
Latent capacity – attractive returns, limited risk
Continuous replenishment of our suite of capital efficient, low risk, high return options supports the next wave of latent capacity
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Note: Risk profile is based on a BHP assessment of each project against defined quantified and non-quantified risk metrics rated out of 5; 5 represents more risk.
Cost efficiencies Technology Latent capacity Future options Exploration Onshore US


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Options IRR9
(%)
Risk12
(1-5)
Description
Atlantis Phase 3
Petroleum
~25
Nonoperated
Tie back to existing Atlantis facility unlocked through Advanced Seismic Imaging
Olympic Dam BFX
Copper
~20 ••
Accelerated development into the Southern Mine Area, debottlenecking of existing surface infrastructure to
increase production to 330 ktpa
Scarborough
Petroleum
>15
Nonoperated
Tie back development to existing LNG facility
Wards Well
Metallurgical Coal
~15 ••••
Long-life, premium hard coking coal resource, greenfield underground longwall mine with proximity to existing
operating assets
Resolution
Copper
~15
Nonoperated
Underground block cave with attractive grade profile and competitive cost curve position
Jansen Stage 114
Potash
~13 ••• Tier 1 resource with operating costs of ~US$100/t (FOB Vancouver) and valuable expansion optionality
Jansen Stage 2-4
Potash
~16 •• Sequenced brownfield expansions of up to 12 Mtpa (4 Mtpa per stage)
Average/aggregate ~17 Aggregate unrisked value of ~US$15 bn spanning commodities and time periods
Future options – worked for value, timed for returns
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Investment decisions made in accordance with our capital allocation framework and fully consider the broader market impact
Note: Risk profile is based on a BHP assessment of each project against defined quantified and non-quantified risk metrics rated out of 5; 5 represents more risk.
Cost efficiencies Technology Latent capacity Future options Exploration Onshore US


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Greenfield discoveries can deliver copper for US$0.02-US$0.04/lb15
• Focused on porphyries, IOCGs, sediment-hosted copper
• Leveraging expertise and technology from our petroleum teams
• Concessions secured and new office established in Ecuador
Highly prospective Petroleum exploration and appraisal program
• Multi-billion boe risked potential; unrisked NPV of up to US$15 bn10
• Potential discoveries commercial at less than US$50/bbl
• Farmed into Samurai prospect north of Wildling discovery
Exploration – focused on petroleum and copper
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Momentum building on recent discoveries
Porphyry >0.75% grade Sediment >2% grade IOCG16 >2.5% copper equivalent grade
Chile
Peru
Ecuador
USA
Canada
Australia
Petroleum and Copper Exploration
(Focus areas and maturity)
Trion
Wildling
Western
GoM
T&T Northern
Gas
Magellan
(LeClerc)
T&T Oil
A
A
B
B
Australia
Cost efficiencies Technology Latent capacity Future options Exploration Onshore US
Frontier Delivering Appraisal


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0
10
20
FY16 FY17 H1 FY18
Onshore US – exit to maximise value and returns
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Process tracking to plan with bids expected by June 2018, potential for announced deal by year-end17
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Group ROCE
(%)
Successful well trials, higher oil price,
lower tax rate support bidder interest
Backdrop
All data rooms open, bids expected by June;
demerger/IPO assessments in parallel
Process status
Exit has potential to lift Group ROCE by
>3% with minimal impact on free cash flow
Impact
Including Onshore US Excluding Onshore US
Cost efficiencies Technology Latent capacity Future options Exploration Onshore US


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0
100
200
300
FY16 plan FY17 plan FY18 plan
(consensus
prices)
FY22e
(consensus
prices)
FY22e
(FY17
prices)
Base value4,5
(Index, FY16=100)
Value and returns are at the centre of everything we do
0
10
20
30
FY16 FY17 FY18e
(forecast)
FY22e
(consensus
prices)
FY22e
(FY17
prices)
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Returns
(ROCE2, nominal %)
Delivery of our plans will further improve value and returns


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Key messages
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Constructive outlook
strong demand; disciplined supply1
US$2 bn productivity
gains targeted by end FY19
Maximise cash flow
Net debt in target range
of US$10-15 bn
<US$8 bn p.a. to FY20
capital and exploration guidance
Capital discipline
~20% ROCE
targeted by FY22e2,3
Up to 40% upside
potential in base value4
Value and returns
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Footnotes
1. Disciplined supply: Reflects lower levels of investment across the industry.
2. ROCE: Represents annualised attributable profit after tax excluding exceptional items and net finance costs (after tax) divided by average capital employed. Capital employed is net assets before net debt. Presentation of future Underlying
Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) does not constitute guidance and represents outcomes based on differing price and other scenarios.
3. FY22 ROCE: At FY17 average realised prices.
4. Base value: Reflects the planning forecasts at the time before the addition of upside opportunities.
5. Base value: FY16 plan represents base value as presented on 10 May 2016 (valuation date 1 July 2016; prices reflect either FY17 average realised prices or 2016 analyst consensus price forecasts). FY17 plan represents base value as
presented on 16 May 2017 (valuation date 1 July 2017; prices reflect either FY17 average realised prices or 2017 analyst consensus price forecasts). FY18 plan represents base value as presented on 15 May 2018 (valuation date 1 July 2018;
prices reflect either FY17 average realised prices or 2018 analyst consensus price forecasts).
6. Unit cost reduction: Copper equivalent unit costs between FY15 and FY17. Copper equivalent production based on FY17 average realised prices.
7. Average returns: Returns at 2016 analyst consensus price forecasts; ungeared, post-tax, nominal return.
8. 40% value uplift: Represents total potential increase in base value from the addition of upside opportunities. Values at 2018 analyst consensus price forecasts; valuation date 1 July 2018; BHP share.
9. Average returns: Returns at 2018 analyst consensus price forecasts; ungeared, post-tax, nominal return.
10. Petroleum exploration NPV: Unrisked values at BHP long-term price forecasts.
11. Medium term unit cost guidance: Based on an exchange rate of AUD/USD 0.75 and USD/CLP 663. Unit costs are in nominal terms.
12. Risk: Risk profile is based on a BHP assessment of each project against defined quantified and non-quantified risk metrics rated out of 5; 5 represents more risk.
13. Timing: Represents potential first production.
14. Jansen Stage 1: IRR is ~14% excluding the remaining investment for completion of the shafts and installation of essential service infrastructure and utilities.
15. Copper exploration: Based on industry exploration costs and BHP analysis; considers discoveries with an identified resource ³1 Mt of contained copper.
16. IOCG: Iron ore, copper and gold poly-metallic ore body.
17. Onshore US: Refers to CY18.
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

      BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc
Date: May 15, 2018     By:  

/s/ Rachel Agnew

    Name:   Rachel Agnew
    Title:   Company Secretary