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The Mosaic Company is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. The Mosaic Company shares (MOS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Mosaic Company employs 12,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.7 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Mosaic Company's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$19.14, which is 0.26% down on its pre-crash value of USD$19.19 and 194.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$6.5.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of The Mosaic Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$461.92 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$958.91.
|Latest market close||USD$19.14|
|52-week range||USD$9.005 - USD$22.19|
|50-day moving average||USD$18.6389|
|200-day moving average||USD$14.6769|
|Wall St. target price||USD$21.5|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.2 (1.05%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.661|
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|1 week (2020-11-23)||-6.82%|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||3.46%|
|3 months (2020-09-01)||2.35%|
|6 months (2020-05-29)||58.31%|
|1 year (2019-11-29)||0.47%|
|2 years (2018-11-30)||-46.83%|
|3 years (2017-11-30)||-21.20%|
|5 years (2015-11-30)||-39.51%|
Valuing The Mosaic Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Mosaic Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Mosaic Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, The Mosaic Company shares trade at around 31x 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.
The Mosaic Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.218. 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 The Mosaic Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
The Mosaic Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Mosaic Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$8.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.13%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$897.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.58%|
|Return on equity TTM||-11.87%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$7.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.3 million The Mosaic Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Mosaic Company's "short interest". This figure is 19.4% down from 7.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Mosaic Company shares can be evaluated.
The Mosaic Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Mosaic Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Mosaic Company shares traded daily (recently around 5.0 million). The Mosaic Company's SIR currently stands at 1.24. In other words for every 100,000 The Mosaic Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1240 shares are currently held short.
However The Mosaic Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Mosaic Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Mosaic Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Mosaic Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Mosaic Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0205% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Mosaic Company shares, roughly 21 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 The Mosaic Company.
Find out more about how you can short The Mosaic Company stock.
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 The Mosaic Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 37.5
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Mosaic Company's overall score of 37.5 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 77th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Mosaic Company 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.).
Environmental score: 18.72/100
The Mosaic Company's environmental score of 18.72 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Mosaic Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 12.39/100
The Mosaic Company's social score of 12.39 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Mosaic Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 8.89/100
The Mosaic Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Mosaic Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Mosaic Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Mosaic Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||37.5|
|Total ESG percentile||77.08|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
We're not expecting The Mosaic Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
The Mosaic Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 December 1995. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Mosaic Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Mosaic Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Mosaic Company's share price.
Over the last 12 months, The Mosaic Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.005 up to $22.19. 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 The Mosaic Company's is 1.8235. This would suggest that The Mosaic Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and Mosaic Fertilizantes. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names, as well as produces a double sulfate of potash magnesia product under K-Mag brand name. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
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