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Rio Tinto Ltd. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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January 2021 | 50 pages | ID: RD7AE573E98BEN
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Rio Tinto Ltd. Fundamental Company Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between Rio Tinto Ltd. and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of Rio Tinto Ltd. position in the Metals and Mining Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about Rio Tinto Ltd. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
  • Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Rio Tinto Ltd.. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
  • The Rio Tinto Ltd. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
  • In the part that describes Rio Tinto Ltd. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
  • Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Rio Tinto Ltd. business.

About Rio Tinto Ltd.

Rio Tinto Limited engages in exploring, mining, and processing a range of metals and minerals. The company produces aluminium, copper, diamonds, coal, iron ore, uranium, gold, and industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide, salt, talc and zircon). The company operates as a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc.


The company’s product groups include Aluminium; Copper; Diamonds & Minerals; Energy; and Iron Ore.


The Aluminum product group produces bauxite, alumina, specialty aluminas, and aluminum. It mines bauxite, refines alumina for both primary aluminium production and specialty alumina markets.


The Copper group produces copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and nickel. The company’s operations include Kennecott Utah Copper in the U.S. and interests in the producing copper mines of Escondida in Chile, Grasberg in Indonesia, Northparkes in Australia and Palabora in South Africa. It also has interests in three undeveloped greenfield copper projects. It also includes major nickel deposits in the U.S. and Indonesia.

Kennecott Utah Copper (100 per cent): Kennecott Utah Copper operates the Bingham Canyon mine, Copperton concentrator and Garfield smelter and refinery complex near Salt Lake City, Utah.

Escondida (30 per cent): The Escondida copper mine located in Chile’s Atacama Desert. BHP Billiton owns 57.5 per cent of Escondida and is the operator and product sales agent.

Grasberg (40 per cent of joint venture production): Grasberg is located in the province of Papua in Indonesia. It is owned and operated by Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), which is 91 per cent owned by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Palabora (57.7 per cent): Palabora Mining Company operates a mine and smelter complex in South Africa.

Northparkes Mines (80 per cent): The Northparkes copper-gold mine in central New South Wales, Australia, operates both underground block cave mines and open-cut mines on its mining leases. Northparkes is a joint venture with the Sumitomo Group (20 per cent).

Development Projects

Resolution Copper (55 per cent): The Resolution copper deposit is located in Arizona, the U.S. and within the most prolific copper producing belt in North America.

La Granja (100 per cent): The La Granja copper project is located in the Cajamarca region of northern Peru.

Kennecott Eagle Minerals (100 per cent): The Eagle deposit located in Michigan, the United States. The project is located in North America near well developed infrastructure.

Sulawesi Nickel (100 per cent): The Sulawesi Nickel project is on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Oyu Tolgoi (22.4 per cent interest in Ivanhoe Mines Limited): The company has a 22.4 % interest in Ivanhoe Mines Limited to jointly develop the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold resource in Mongolia’s South Gobi region.


The group comprises Rio Tinto Diamonds (RTD), Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM) and Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium (RTIT). The company’s products include diamonds, borates, titanium dioxide feedstocks, talc, iron, metal powders, zircon, and rutile.

Rio Tinto Diamonds (RTD)

Argyle (Rio Tinto: 100 per cent): The Diamonds group owns and operates the Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia. Argyle owns a niche polished pink diamonds business, which sells and markets the loose polished pink diamonds.

Diavik (60 per cent): The Diamonds group operates the Diavik Diamond Mine, located approximately 300 kilometres north east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Murowa (77.8 per cent): The Murowa mine is owned by Rio Tinto (77.8 per cent) and Rio Zim Limited (22.2 per cent), a listed entity.

Bunder (100 per cent): The Bunder diamond project in India was transferred from Rio Tinto Exploration to the Diamonds group in 2008.

Rio Tinto Minerals (100 per cent): The business consists of borates and talc mines, refineries, and shipping and packing facilities on five continents that operate under the Rio Tinto Minerals banner. RTIT comprises the wholly owned Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) in Quebec, Canada, an 80 per cent share in the QMM ilmenite project in Madagascar and a 37 per cent interest in and management of Richard

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1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History


2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units


3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats


4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.1. Profitability
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot


5.1. Rio Tinto Ltd. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Rio Tinto Ltd. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Rio Tinto Ltd. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Rio Tinto Ltd. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Metals and Mining Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. Rio Tinto Ltd. Industry Position Analysis


6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events


7.1. Experts Consensus
7.2. Experts Revisions



9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors


10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix





Rio Tinto Ltd. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Rio Tinto Ltd. 1-year Stock Charts
Rio Tinto Ltd. 5-year Stock Charts
Rio Tinto Ltd. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Rio Tinto Ltd. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Rio Tinto Ltd. Article Density Chart

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Rio Tinto Ltd. Key Facts
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Rio Tinto Ltd. Key Executives
Rio Tinto Ltd. Major Shareholders
Rio Tinto Ltd. History
Rio Tinto Ltd. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Rio Tinto Ltd. Offices and Representations
Rio Tinto Ltd. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Rio Tinto Ltd. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Rio Tinto Ltd. Capital Market Snapshot
Rio Tinto Ltd. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Metals and Mining Industry Statistics
Rio Tinto Ltd. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Rio Tinto Ltd. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1

SWOT Analysis

SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.

Enhanced SWOT Analysis

Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:

  • How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?

Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.

PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.

Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.

Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:

  • Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
  • Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
  • Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
  • Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
  • Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
  • Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?

IFE, EFE, IE Matrices

The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.

The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.

The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.

Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.

Porter Five Forces Analysis

The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?

VRIO Analysis

VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:

  • Tangible resources
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • Organizational capabilities

The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to imitate?
  • Organized properly?

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