How to buy CF Industries (CF) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in CF Industries shares.

CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF) is a leading agricultural inputs business based in the US. It opened the day at $61.16 after a previous close of $58.52. During the day the price has varied from a low of $59.86 to a high of $62.48. The latest price was $61.17 (25 minute delay). CF Industries is listed on the NYSE and employs 2,970 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CF Industries

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CF in this case.
  5. Research CF Industries shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your CF Industries shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted CF Industries's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, CF Industries's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $66, which is 40.38% up on its pre-crash value of $39.35 and 234.52% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $19.73.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of CF Industries shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $554.53 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 $1,660.56.

CF Industries share price (NYSE:CF)

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CF Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Open$61.16
High$62.48
Low$59.86
Close$61.17
Previous close$58.52
Change$2.65
Change %4.5284%
Volume2,990,860
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$38.9439 - $74.77
50-day moving average$65.705
200-day moving average$55.0164
Wall St. target price$72.58
PE ratio47.8261
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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Is CF Industries under- or over-valued?

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

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.

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 PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

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.

EBITDA

CF Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.1 billion (£1.5 billion).

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

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 $13.716
Market capitalisation $14.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

CF Industries's 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.).

Environmental score

CF Industries's 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.

Social score

CF Industries's 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.

Governance score

CF Industries's 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.

Controversy score

CF Industries's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

CF Industries Holdings Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 34.84
Total ESG percentile 68.76
Environmental score 20
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 12.2
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 7.14
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

CF Industries share dividends

1.8%

Dividend yield: 1.82% of stock value

1.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.82% of stock value

40.7%

Dividend payout ratio: 40.66% of net profits

CF Industries has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.82% of its share value annually.

CF Industries has paid out, on average, around 40.66% of recent 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), 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 it 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.

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).

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