August 20, 2018 / 10:33 PM / a month ago

BHP annual profit jumps 33 percent, misses forecast

Aug 21 (Reuters) - The world’s biggest miner, BHP , said on Tuesday its full-year profit jumped 33 percent, helped mainly by robust oil and base metals prices.

Underlying profit for the full year ended June 30 rose to $8.93 billion from $6.73 billion a year earlier. That missed an estimate of $9.27 billion according to 15 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Australia’s biggest company by market value declared a final dividend of $0.63 per share, up from $0.43 a share last year.

Reporting by Rushil Dutta in Bengaluru Editing by Matthew Lewis

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