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How to buy ICL Israel Chemicals (ICL) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in ICL Israel Chemicals stocks.
ICL Israel Chemicals is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. ICL Israel Chemicals stocks (ICL.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $8.33 – a decrease of 1.56% over the previous week. ICL Israel Chemicals employs 12,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9.2 billion.
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- Is ICL Israel Chemicals stock a buy or sell?
- ICL Israel Chemicals performance over time
- Is ICL Israel Chemicals suitable for ethical investing?
- Are ICL Israel Chemicals shares over-valued?
- ICL Israel Chemicals's financials
- How volatile are ICL Israel Chemicals shares?
- Does ICL Israel Chemicals pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
ICL Israel Chemicals stock price (NYSE:ICL)Use our graph to track the performance of ICL stocks over time.
ICL Israel Chemicals shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$8.18|
|52-week range||$6.55 - $12.33|
|50-day moving average||$9.48|
|200-day moving average||$10.30|
|Wall St. target price||$7.34|
|Dividend yield||$0.735 (9.14%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.31|
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Is it a good time to buy ICL Israel Chemicals stock?
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ICL Israel Chemicals price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-27)||-1.56%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||-14.08%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-8.91%|
|6 months (2022-04-04)||-31.72%|
|1 year (2021-10-04)||7.07%|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||121.08%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||72.21%|
|5 years (2017-10-04)||85.49%|
Is ICL Israel Chemicals under- or over-valued?
Valuing ICL Israel Chemicals stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ICL Israel Chemicals's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ICL Israel Chemicals's P/E ratio
ICL Israel Chemicals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, ICL Israel Chemicals shares trade at around 6x 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.
ICL Israel Chemicals's PEG ratio
ICL Israel Chemicals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.44. 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 ICL Israel Chemicals's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
ICL Israel Chemicals's EBITDA
ICL Israel Chemicals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ICL Israel Chemicals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
ICL Israel Chemicals financials
|Revenue TTM||$9.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||30.15%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||15.92%|
|Return on equity TTM||36.46%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
ICL Israel Chemicals'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 ICL Israel Chemicals.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
ICL Israel Chemicals's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 36.81
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ICL Israel Chemicals's overall score of 36.81 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 71st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ICL Israel Chemicals 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.).
ICL Israel Chemicals's environmental score
Environmental score: 17.16/100
ICL Israel Chemicals's environmental score of 17.16 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ICL Israel Chemicals is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
ICL Israel Chemicals's social score
Social score: 10.83/100
ICL Israel Chemicals's social score of 10.83 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ICL Israel Chemicals is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
ICL Israel Chemicals's governance score
Governance score: 11.82/100
ICL Israel Chemicals's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ICL Israel Chemicals is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
ICL Israel Chemicals's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. ICL Israel Chemicals scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that ICL Israel Chemicals has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
ICL Israel Chemicals share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 48.97% of net profits
Recently ICL Israel Chemicals has paid out, on average, around 48.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ICL Israel Chemicals shareholders could enjoy a 9.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ICL Israel Chemicals's case, that would currently equate to about $0.735 per share.
While ICL Israel Chemicals's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that ICL Israel Chemicals may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
ICL Israel Chemicals's most recent dividend payout was on 13 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
ICL Israel Chemicals share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ICL Israel Chemicals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.5482 up to $12.3287. 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 ICL Israel Chemicals's is 0.5075. This would suggest that ICL Israel Chemicals's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
ICL Israel Chemicals overview
ICL Group Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty minerals and chemicals company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Industrial Products, Potash, Phosphate Solutions, and Innovative Ag Solutions (IAS). The Industrial Products segment produces bromine out of a solution that is a by-product of the potash production process, as well as bromine-based compounds; produces various grades of potash, salt, magnesium chloride, and magnesia products; and produces and markets phosphorous-based flame retardants and other phosphorus-based products. The Potash segment extracts potash from the Dead Sea; mines and produces potash and salt; produces Polysulphate; produces, markets, and sells magnesium and magnesium alloys, as well as related by-products, including chlorine and sylvinite; and sells salt. The Phosphate Solutions segment uses phosphate commodity products to produce specialty products; produces and markets phosphate-based fertilizers, as well as sulphuric acid, green phosphoric acid, and phosphate fertilizers; and manufactures thermal phosphoric acid for various industrial end markets, such as oral care, cleaning products, paints and coatings, water treatment, asphalt modification, construction, and metal treatment. It also develops and produces functional food ingredients and phosphate additives for use in the processed meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, beverage, and baked goods markets; and produces milk and whey proteins for the food ingredients industry. The IAS segment develops, manufactures, markets, and sells fertilizers based primarily on nitrogen, potash, and phosphate, including water soluble specialty, liquid, soluble, and controlled-release fertilizers.
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