Hilltop wind farm

Annual Report


Cash Returns


Underlying Earnings


Free Cash Flow


Total Dividends Declared


Net Debt


Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)

2019 figures

Simon Thompson

Chairman's Statement

Simon Thompson
We aim to achieve and maintain industry-leading safety and sustainability performance, operational excellence, capital discipline and the financial strength to invest throughout the cycle, while providing superior returns to our shareholders.

Chief Executive's Statement

J-S Jacques

2019 marked another year of strong financial performance. With a strengthened balance sheet and continuing investment in high-value growth, Rio Tinto is well-positioned to be resilient and to thrive.

Jean-Sébastien Jacques, executive team
Jakob Stausholm

Chief Financial Officer's Statement

Jakob Stausholm
Our world-class assets, combined with a very strong balance sheet, support our ability to provide superior cash returns to our shareholders. It also enables us to manage the business through cycles – allowing us to act counter-cyclically and providing us with optionality.

Group Highlights


Net Cash Generated From Operating Activities


Total Shareholder Return (% over five years)

636 US Cents

Underlying Earnings per Share


All Injury Frequency Rate (AIFR)

443 US Cents

Total Dividend per Share


Reduction in Absolute Emissions (Since 2008, Managed Operations)

2019 figures

Form 20-F