BHP is a multinational mining, metals and petroleum company that operates through a dual listed company structure which is comprised of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc - the two entities continue to exist as separate companies but operate as a combined group known as BHP.
The headquarters of BHP Group Limited and the global headquarters of the combined group are located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The headquarters of BHP Group Plc are located in London, United Kingdom. Both companies have identical Boards of Directors and are run by a unified management team.
BHP Group (formerly BHP Billiton) was formed through the 2001 merger of Australia's mining and oil giant BHP and U.K.-based mining group Billiton. The merger created one of the largest diversified resources companies in the world, with operations in 20 countries spanning the aluminum, coal, copper, ferro-alloys, iron ore, titanium, nickel, diamond, and silver mining sectors, as well as the oil, gas, and liquefied natural gas markets.
The company was founded in 1885 by Charles Rasp and George McCulloch as the Broken Hill Proprietary Company.
BHP is listed on numerous exchanges which include: LSE: BLT; NYSE: BHP; NYSE: BBL; ASX: BHP; JSE: BIL.
Iron Ore - BHP Group's iron ore segment is primarily engaged in the mining of iron ore. For the financial year end 30 June 2019, the iron ore segment accounted for 38.96% (USD 17,255 million) of total revenue.
Copper - BHP Group's copper segment is engaged in the mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium and gold. For the financial year end 30 June 2019, the copper segment accounted for 24.47% (USD 10,838 million) of total revenue.
Coal - BHP Group's coal segment is engaged in the mining of metallurgical coal and energy coal. For the financial year end 30 June 2019, the coal segment accounted for 20.59% (USD 9,121 million) of total revenue.
Petroleum - BHP Group's petroleum segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas. For the financial year end 30 June 2019, the petroleum segment accounted for 13.39% (USD 5,930 million) of total revenue.
Group and unallocated items/eliminations - Group and unallocated items includes functions and other unallocated operations, including Potash, Nickel West and consolidation adjustments. For the financial year end 30 June 2019, group and unallocated items/eliminations accounted for 2.58% (USD 1,144 million) of total revenue.
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