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How to buy Compass Minerals International stock
Learn how to easily invest in Compass Minerals International stock.
Compass Minerals International Inc is an other industrial metals & mining business based in the US. Compass Minerals International shares (CMP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Compass Minerals International employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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Compass Minerals International shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$34.24|
|52-week range||$31.85 - $74.77|
|50-day moving average||$45.38|
|200-day moving average||$56.10|
|Wall St. target price||$63.80|
|Dividend yield||$1.74 (1.75%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.50|
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Compass Minerals International price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-28)||-3.39%|
|1 month (2022-06-01)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-04-01)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-01-05)||-33.87%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||-42.13%|
|2 years (2020-07-02)||-30.35%|
|3 years (2019-07-05)||54.84|
|5 years (2017-07-03)||66.7|
Is Compass Minerals International stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Compass Minerals International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Compass Minerals International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Compass Minerals International's P/E ratio
Compass Minerals International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Compass Minerals International shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Compass Minerals International's PEG ratio
Compass Minerals International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.423. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Compass Minerals International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Compass Minerals International's EBITDA
Compass Minerals International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $169.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Compass Minerals International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Compass Minerals International financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||$228.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||791.11%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Compass Minerals International share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 14.63% of net profits
Recently Compass Minerals International has paid out, on average, around 14.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Compass Minerals International shareholders could enjoy a 1.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Compass Minerals International's case, that would currently equate to about $1.74 per share.
While Compass Minerals International's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Compass Minerals International is investing more in its future growth.
Compass Minerals International's most recent dividend payout was on 19 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Compass Minerals International share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Compass Minerals International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.85 up to $74.7727. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Compass Minerals International's is 1.5709. This would suggest that Compass Minerals International's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Compass Minerals International overview
Compass Minerals International, Inc. , produces and sells essential minerals primarily in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Salt, Plant Nutrition North America, and Plant Nutrition South America. The Salt segment offers sodium chloride and magnesium chloride, including rock salt, mechanically and solar evaporated salt, and brine and flake magnesium chloride products; and purchases potassium chloride and calcium chloride to sell as finished products or to blend with salt to produce specialty products. This segment provides products for use as a deicer for roadways, consumer, and professional use; as an ingredient in chemical production; for water treatment, human, and animal nutrition; and for various other consumer and industrial uses, as well as records management services. The Plant Nutrition North America segment offers sulfate of potash specialty fertilizers in various grades, including agricultural products that are used in broadcast spreaders, direct application, and liquid fertilizer solutions; turf products used by the turf and ornamental markets, as well as for blends used on golf course greens; organic products under the Protassium+ brand; and micronutrient products under the Wolf Trax and other brands. This segment provides its products to distributors and retailers of crop inputs, as well as growers.
Compass Minerals International in the news
UK’s Biggest De-Icing Salt Company Explores Sale
Shareholders in Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) are in the red if they invested five years ago
LG Energy signs battery-grade lithium supply deal with Compass Minerals
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Compass Minerals International is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.727% of Compass Minerals International shares are held by insiders and 99.367% by institutions. How many people work for Compass Minerals International?
Latest data suggests 2,000 work at Compass Minerals International. When does the fiscal year end for Compass Minerals International?
Compass Minerals International's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Compass Minerals International based?
Compass Minerals International's address is: 9900 West 109th Street, Overland Park, KS, United States, 66210 What is Compass Minerals International's ISIN number?
Compass Minerals International's international securities identification number is: US20451N1019 What is Compass Minerals International's CUSIP number?
Compass Minerals International's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 20451N101
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