從2013年到2015年，由於大宗商品價格大幅下跌，裏約熱內盧Tinto的業績有所下滑。由於管理業績和生產力強勁，這筆基本收入仍然是45億美元。隨著時間的推移，基礎收益逐漸減少，但由於對資產的巨額投資，如T iron project等新項目的啟動，以及澳大利亞的能源資源，凈利潤為負。雖然規模較小，但公司創造了世界級的資產。盡管虧損巨大，但該公司仍保持著較高的利潤率和現金流。
Rio Tinto’s performance went down from 2013 to 2015 because of a significant reduction in its commodity prices. This underlying income was still US $4.5 Billion because of management’s strong performance and productivity. The underlying income reduced over time, but net profit went into negative because of the huge investment in assets, starting of new projects like T iron project, and energy resources of Australia. Though there was huge less but company created world class assets. Despite all the big loss, the company maintained to generate superior margins and cash.
During 2013 to 2015, the company’s performance did not affect with these strong fall. In spite of such loss, Rio Tinto delivered 12% increase in full year dividend to its shareholders. The company provided more than 10% as bonus to its employees as remuneration. The expected performance was great as the underlying income and net profit was low because of falling prices of the commodity. According to AASB the loss in underlying income and net profit has its disadvantages for running the operations for future because of non-availability of the cash. The advantage of underlying income is that there is still cash in the company which can be used in future in case of any issues by reducing the owner’s or shareholder’s dividends. The net profit is the key performance indicator as more net profit means the company’s future growth and investments will be better.