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How to buy CF Industries (CF) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in CF Industries stocks.

CF Industries is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. CF Industries stocks (CF.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $58.52 – an increase of 3.61% over the previous week. CF Industries employs 2,970 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.1 billion.

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CF Industries stock price (NYSE:CF)

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CF Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$68.38
52-week range$38.94 - $74.77
50-day moving average $65.71
200-day moving average $55.02
Wall St. target price$72.58
PE ratio 47.8261
Dividend yield $1.2 (1.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.38

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Is it a good time to buy CF Industries stock?

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CF Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68.38 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) 3.61%
1 month (2021-12-29) -7.29%
3 months (2021-10-29) 20.39%
6 months (2021-07-29) 43.56%
1 year (2021-01-29) 65.25%
2 years (2020-01-29) 69.80%
3 years (2019-01-29) 59.88%
5 years (2017-01-27) 87.29%

Is CF Industries under- or over-valued?

Valuing CF Industries stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CF Industries's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

CF Industries's P/E ratio

CF Industries'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, CF Industries 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.

CF Industries's PEG ratio

CF Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3008. 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 CF Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CF Industries's EBITDA

CF Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a CF Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

CF Industries financials

Revenue TTM $5.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.37%
Gross profit TTM $827 million
Return on assets TTM 6.29%
Return on equity TTM 9.38%
Profit margin 5.86%
Book value $13.72
Market capitalisation $14.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

CF Industries'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 CF Industries.

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

CF Industries's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.84

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CF Industries's overall score of 34.84 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CF Industries 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.).

CF Industries's environmental score

Environmental score: 20/100

CF Industries's environmental score of 20 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CF Industries is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CF Industries's social score

Social score: 12.2/100

CF Industries's social score of 12.2 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CF Industries is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

CF Industries's governance score

Governance score: 7.14/100

CF Industries's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CF Industries is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CF Industries's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. CF Industries scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that CF Industries has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

CF Industries share dividends

41%

Dividend payout ratio: 40.66% of net profits

Recently CF Industries has paid out, on average, around 40.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.82% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CF Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CF Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

While CF Industries's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that CF Industries may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

CF Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have CF Industries's shares ever split?

CF Industries's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 18 June 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CF Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CF Industries shares which in turn could have impacted CF Industries's share price.

CF Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CF Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.9439 up to $74.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CF.US volatility(beta: 1.05)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 CF Industries's is 1.0461. This would suggest that CF Industries's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

CF Industries overview

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and sells hydrogen and nitrogen products for clean energy, fertilizer, emissions abatement, and other industrial applications worldwide. Its principal products include anhydrous ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate products. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia products; and compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It primarily serves cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, traders, wholesalers, and industrial users. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. .

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