Rio Tinto H1 Net Profit Down 22%
Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) reported a 22% drop in its first-half earnings.
Rio Tinto's net profit dropped to US$5.89 billion, versus US$7.59 billion, in the year-ago period. Its revenue fell to US$25.34 billion from US$29.06 billion.
Rio Tinto also announced its plans to pay an interim dividend of 72.5 cents per share.
Its underlying earnings declined 34% to US$5.15 billion from US$7.78 billion, beating analysts' estimates of US$4.94 billion.
Rio Tinto's shares closed at $48.81 yesterday.
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