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How to buy Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B stock

Learn how to easily invest in Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B stock.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B shares (SQM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B employs 6,776 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.7 billion.

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Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-24.
Latest market close$95.65
52-week range$45.89 - $109.81
50-day moving average $89.66
200-day moving average $91.96
Wall St. target price$111.45
PE ratio 8.6267
Dividend yield $4.733 (8.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.77

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Is it a good time to buy Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B stock?

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Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $95.65 from 2023-01-30

1 week (2023-01-25) 3.42%
1 month (2022-12-30) 19.80%
3 months (2022-11-01) 2.02%
6 months (2022-08-01) -2.44%
1 year (2022-02-01) 68.67%
2 years (2021-02-01) 85.17%
3 years (2020-01-31) 242.87%
5 years (2018-02-01) 72.76%

Is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's P/E ratio

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B shares trade at around 9x 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.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's PEG ratio

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1423. 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 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's EBITDA

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B financials

Revenue TTM $8.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 51.79%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 32.86%
Return on equity TTM 77.41%
Profit margin 35.52%
Book value $16.14
Market capitalisation $26.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 51.89

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's overall score of 51.89 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 30th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's environmental score

Environmental score: 48.09/100

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's environmental score of 48.09 puts it squarely in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B is doing better than many of its peers in terms of its environmental impact, and so perhaps exposed to a slightly lower level of risk.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's social score

Social score: 59.69/100

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's social score of 59.69 puts it squarely in the 59th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B is pretty average in terms of looking after its workforce and social impact.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's governance score

Governance score: 49.05/100

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's governance score puts it squarely in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 51.89
Total ESG percentile 29.58
Environmental score 48.09
Environmental score percentile 27.32
Social score 59.69
Social score percentile 58.9
Governance score 49.05
Governance score percentile 13.54
Level of controversy 3

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B share dividends

73%

Dividend payout ratio: 72.52% of net profits

Recently Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B has paid out, on average, around 72.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B shareholders could enjoy a 8.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's case, that would currently equate to about $4.733 per share.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's most recent dividend payout was on 26 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's shares ever split?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's shares were split on a 1027:1000 basis on 26 April 2016. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1027 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B shares which in turn could have impacted Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's share price.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's shares have ranged in value from as little as $45.8878 up to $109.8086. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SQM.US volatility(beta: 0.95)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 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's is 0.9543. This would suggest that Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B overview

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S. A. produces and distributes specialty plant nutrients, iodine and its derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, potassium chloride and sulfate, industrial chemicals, and other products and services. The company offers specialty plant nutrients, including potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, specialty blends, and other specialty fertilizers. It also provides iodine and its derivatives for use in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications comprising x-ray contrast media, polarizing films for LCD and LED, antiseptics, biocides and disinfectants, pharmaceutical synthesis, electronics, pigments, and dye components. In addition, the company offers lithium carbonates for various applications that include electrochemical materials for batteries, frits for the ceramic and enamel industries, heat-resistant glass, air conditioning chemicals, continuous casting powder for steel extrusion, primary aluminum smelting process, pharmaceuticals, and lithium derivatives, as well as ingredient in manufacturing of gunpowder. Further, it supplies lithium hydroxide for the lubricating greases industry, as well as cathodes for batteries.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.468% of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B shares are held by insiders and 40.463% by institutions.
How many people work for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B?
Latest data suggests 6,776 work at Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B.
When does the fiscal year end for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B?
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B based?
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's address is: El Trovador 4285, Santiago de Chile, Chile
What is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's ISIN number?
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's international securities identification number is: US8336351056
What is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's CUSIP number?
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA ADR B's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 833635105

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