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August 28, 2015 8:55 PM ET

Metals and Mining

Company Overview of Glencore Plc

Company Overview

Glencore plc engages in the production, sourcing, processing, refining, transporting, storage, financing, and supply of commodities worldwide. It operates in three segments: Metals and Minerals, Energy Products, and Agricultural Products. The Metals and Minerals segment is involved in mining, processing, smelting, refining, and warehousing copper, nickel, zinc/lead, ferroalloys, alumina/aluminum, and iron ore products. The Energy Products segment activities include coal mining and oil production operations; and investments in handling, storage, and freight equipment and facilities. The Agricultural Products segment engages in the farming, processing, handling, and storage of wheat, corn, can...

Baarermattstrasse 3

PO Box 777

Baar,  6341


181,349 Employees

Key Executives for Glencore Plc

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Member of Health, Safety, Environment & Communities Committee
Age: 58
Total Annual Compensation: $1.4M
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 44
Total Annual Compensation: $232.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Glencore Plc Key Developments

Glencore plc Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Glencore Plc reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2015. For the period, the company reported revenue of $85,708 million against $114,064 million a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $527 million against income before income taxes of $2,498 million a year ago. Loss for the period was $817 million against profit for the period of $1,781 million a year ago. Loss for the period attributable to equity holders was $676 million or $0.05 basic and diluted per share against profit for the period attributable to equity holders of $1,720 million or $0.13 basic and diluted per share a year ago. Net cash generated by operating activities was $7,506 million against $4,437 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was $2,608 million against $3,517 million a year ago. Total adjusted EBITDA was $4,611 million against $6,464 million a year ago. Total adjusted EBIT was $1,412 million against $3,624 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was $3,189 million against $4,825 million a year ago.

Glencore Plc Declares Interim Distribution for the Half Year Ended June 30, 2015 Payable on September 29, 2015

The Board of Glencore Plc has declared an interim distribution for the half year ended June 30, 2015 of 6 cents per share amounting to $776 million consistent with the 2014 interim distribution. Ex-dividend date (JSE) is September 7, 2015, ex-dividend date (Hong Kong) is September 9, 2015 and ex-dividend date (Jersey) is September 10, 2015. Interim distribution record date in Hong Kong is September 11, 2015, interim distribution record date for JSE is September 11, 2015, interim distribution record date in Jersey is September 11, 2015. Payment date is September 29, 2015.

Glencore to Close Eland Platinum Mine in South Africa

Glencore is considering closing of its Eland platinum mine in South Africa due to falling prices. The closure would affect just under 1,000 jobs at the mine Eland produced 35,000 ounces of platinum metals in the first quarter of this year the company announced in May 2015. Falling product prices rising costs and labor disputes have hit much of South Africa's mining industry which contributes around 7% to the economy.

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