Fortescue – FY19 Earnings Result

Fortescue Metals Group is under Algo Engine buy conditions and is a current holding in our ASX 100 model portfolio.

The FY19 earnings result was solid with underlying EBITDA US$6b, the strong result helped to drive down net debt to US$2.1b which reflects a gearing ratio of 16%.

A final dividend of A$0.24 was declared, lifting the full-year payment to
A$1.14, translating to a yield of 16%.

Volatility in spot iron-ore prices continues to be a key driver of the share price.  Iron ore futures are now trading at their lowest price in more than six months.

Note: RIO at $83 is now on our watchlists and we suggest tracking the short-term indicators for a reversal higher.



Iron Ore – BHP, RIO & FMG

Spot iron ore prices have rallied in the past days on the news of a second catastrophic tailings dam failure at a Vale-owned mine in Brazil.

Exceptions of reduced supply impacting the market, has driven up short term spot prices. Although, Iron Ores prices have been on a steady climb since the November low.

Long-term Iron Ore price chart.

We remain cautious of a potential pullback in RIO, BHP and FMG following the run up in prices and Algo Engine sell conditions.

Our preference continues to be in the energy names with OSH and WPL our core exposures.