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How to buy Compass Minerals International stock

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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 3,229 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Compass Minerals International share price

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Compass Minerals International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$38.35 - $70.76
50-day moving average $65.81
200-day moving average $63.45
Wall St. target price$66.67
PE ratio 40.4665
Dividend yield $2.88 (4.15%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.72

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Is Compass Minerals International under- or over-valued?

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 40x. In other words, Compass Minerals International shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 1.2865. 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 $272.6 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 $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.23%
Gross profit TTM $312.3 million
Return on assets TTM 3.73%
Return on equity TTM 12.98%
Profit margin 4.33%
Book value $11.40
Market capitalisation $2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Compass Minerals International shares

There are currently 823,977 Compass Minerals International shares held short by investors – that's known as Compass Minerals International's "short interest". This figure is 9.6% down from 911,312 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Compass Minerals International shares can be evaluated.

Compass Minerals International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Compass Minerals International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Compass Minerals International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Compass Minerals International shares traded daily (recently around 238143.6416185). Compass Minerals International's SIR currently stands at 3.46. In other words for every 100,000 Compass Minerals International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3460 shares are currently held short.

However Compass Minerals International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Compass Minerals International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Compass Minerals International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Compass Minerals International's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Compass Minerals International shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0274% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Compass Minerals International shares, roughly 27 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Compass Minerals International.

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Compass Minerals International share dividends

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.88% of net profits

Recently Compass Minerals International has paid out, on average, around 1.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.15% 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 4.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Compass Minerals International's case, that would currently equate to about $2.88 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 18 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 March 2021 (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 $38.3483 up to $70.7599. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMP.US volatility(beta: 1.6)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.6029. 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.

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