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Factors Driving Rio Tinto’s Earnings Estimates in 2019 and Beyond

Annie Gilroy
Factors Driving Rio Tinto’s Earnings Estimates in 2019 and Beyond

Rio Tinto (RIO) (TRQ) stock has returned -9.8% YTD (year-to-date) as of December 21. Similar to BHP Billiton (BHP) stock, it fell 2.6% in the first quarter, but as commodity prices firmed up, miners’ stocks picked up in April. Rio Tinto’s stock price has lagged those of its peers, including BHP Billiton and Vale, primarily due to its lack of catalysts. In 2018, analysts expect Rio Tinto’s revenue to show flat growth over 2017, coming in at $40 billion.