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How to buy Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A stock

Learn how to easily invest in Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A stock.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A is a chemicals business based in the US. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A shares (SQM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A employs 5,889 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A stock price (NYSE: SQM)

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Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-15.
Latest market close$54.61
52-week range$39.00 - $69.57
50-day moving average $57.59
200-day moving average $52.50
Wall St. target price$61.72
PE ratio 47.8426
Dividend yield $0.569 (3.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.18

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Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $54.61 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -3.43%
1 month (2021-12-22) 10.52%
3 months (2021-10-22) 4.20%
6 months (2021-07-22) 9.11%
1 year (2021-01-22) -3.09%
2 years (2020-01-22) 88.44%
3 years (2019-01-22) 29.86%
5 years (2017-01-20) 69.78%

Is Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's P/E ratio

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A shares trade at around 48x 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.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's PEG ratio

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2978. 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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A'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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A's EBITDA

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $758.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A financials

Revenue TTM $2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.51%
Gross profit TTM $482.9 million
Return on assets TTM 6.04%
Return on equity TTM 12.46%
Profit margin 14.44%
Book value $11.50
Market capitalisation $16.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A'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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A.

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

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A'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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A'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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A 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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A's environmental score

Environmental score: 48.09/100

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A'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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A 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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A's social score

Social score: 59.69/100

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A'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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A is pretty average in terms of looking after its workforce and social impact.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's governance score

Governance score: 49.05/100

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

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A 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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A share dividends

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.6% of net profits

Recently Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A has paid out, on average, around 1.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A shareholders could enjoy a 3.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.569 per share.

While Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A is investing more in its future growth.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 9 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's shares ever split?

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A'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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's share price.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.9962 up to $69.5671. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SQM.US volatility(beta: 0.78)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 Química y Minera de Chile S-A's is 0.776. This would suggest that Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A 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 worldwide. The company offers specialty plant nutrients, including potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, specialty blends, and other specialty fertilizers for crops, such as vegetables, fruits, and industrial crops. 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. Further, it supplies lithium hydroxide for the lubricating greases industry, as well as cathodes for batteries.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A is owned by institutions?
Currently 38.649% of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A?
Latest data suggests 5,889 work at Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A.
When does the fiscal year end for Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A?
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A based?
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's address is: El Trovador No. 4285, Santiago de Chile, Chile
What is Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's ISIN number?
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's international securities identification number is: US8336351056
What is Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's CUSIP number?
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S-A's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 833635105

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