How to buy Compass Minerals International (CMP) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Compass Minerals International shares.

Compass Minerals International Inc (CMP) is a publicly traded other industrial metals and mining business based in the US. In the week up to 26 September Compass Minerals International shares plunged 11.54% to a closing position of $36.56. Over the last 12 months, Compass Minerals International's share price has fallen by an alarming 40.94% from $67.19. Compass Minerals International is listed on the NYSE and employs 2,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Compass Minerals International

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  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: CMP in this case.
  5. Research Compass Minerals International shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Compass Minerals International shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 20x Compass Minerals International shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

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Compass Minerals International share price (NYSE:CMP)

Use our graph to track the performance of CMP stocks over time.

Compass Minerals International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $39.68

1 week (2022-09-30) 2.98%
1 month (2022-09-06) 2.03%
3 months (2022-07-07) 22.05%
1 year (2021-10-07) -40.94%
2 years (2020-10-07) -37.20%
3 years (2019-10-07) -27.22%
5 years (2017-10-06) -40.15%

Is it a good time to buy Compass Minerals International stock?

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Is Compass Minerals International 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

Compass Minerals International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Compass Minerals International shares trade at around 26x 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.

PEG ratio

Compass Minerals International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.423. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Compass Minerals International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Compass Minerals International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $166.5 million (£150 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Compass Minerals International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Compass Minerals International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-07.
Previous close$39.97
Change %-0.7255%
Information last updated 2022-10-03.
52-week range$30.555 - $74.4923
50-day moving average$39.6566
200-day moving average$48.2636
Wall St. target price$58.67
PE ratio25.6867
Dividend yield$1.17 (1.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$1.5

Compass Minerals International share dividends


Dividend yield: 1.56% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.56% of stock value

Compass Minerals International has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.56% of its share value annually.

Compass Minerals International has paid out, on average, around 146.34% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.56% 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 1.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Compass Minerals International's case, that would currently equate to about $1.17 per share.

Compass Minerals International's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Compass Minerals International's most recent dividend payout was on 19 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Compass Minerals International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.555 up to $74.4923. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMP.US volatility(beta: 1.57)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 Compass Minerals International's is 1.5709. This would suggest that Compass Minerals International's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Frequently asked questions

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