FMG lowers production costs

Shares in Fortescue Metals Group lifted today after it reported an 11 per cent cut in production costs and flagged further reductions. For more on FMG, Tim Treadgold's opinion column (see below) outlines reasons why mining giant BHP Billiton should buy the iron ore miner.


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Regarding Mining industries, some companies have saved money in production costs, but at a cost of some ones life, not acceptable. the golden years have gone everyone should have a pay cut including share holders.

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Share Price

Closing price for the last 90 trading days
Source: Morningstar

BN30 Index

Index = 100 as of 4 Jan 2016
Source: Morningstar

Total Shareholder Return as at 31/12/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
258thWoodside Petroleum-0%1%
306thFortescue Metals Group-9%-2%
398thIluka Resources-22%-0%
405thMineral Resources-24%10%
716 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Share Transactions

$0 Issued
$117.6m Bought
$23.2m Bought
Total value as at the date of the transaction
Source: Morningstar


2nd↓Fortescue Metals Group$9,358.7m
3rd-Woodside Petroleum$5,050.0m
4th-Mineral Resources$1,706.7m
5th↑Iluka Resources$1,079.2m
513 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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