BHP met its iron ore commitments despite a supply disruption after it had to derail a runaway iron ore train in Western Australia. BHP Billiton is poised to gain from its focus on investment plans across iron ore, copper, coal and petroleum. The company is also trying to make its operations more efficient on the back of smarter technology adoption across the entire value chain. Over the last year, BHP Billiton’s shares have outperformed the industry. BHP has entered agreements for the sale of its onshore U.S. assets for $10.8 billion, to simplify and strengthen its portfolio and generate shareholder returns. Moreover, strong cash flow position, lower debt levels and higher operational efficacy will likely strengthen BHP Billiton’s competency.