BHP Billiton is a multinational mining, metals and Petroleum Company head-quartered in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded with the merger of Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) and Billiton plc in 2001. The company has four primary operational units spreading across 11 countries namely: coal, copper, iron ore, petroleum and potash. . It also has two subsidiary logistics companies BHP Transport and Logistics Pty Ltd and BHPB Freight Pty Ltd.
In 2014, BHP Billiton announced that it will be creating independent global metals and mining company based on a selection of its metal assets. BHP Billiton was the world’s largest mining company measured by 2013 revenues.
Sales: $63.1 B
Profits: $10 B
1. Selected all the Australian companies across various sectors like Banking, Mining, Energy, Retail, Telecom etc.
2. Ranking was done on the basis of the sales of the firm as per the latest data. Since, few of the companies belonged to Banking sector having very high assets, the same was not considered for ranking criterion as it would have led to distortion.